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A Bag of Hammers Details


A kid in need of adult guidance gets taken under the wings of two guys who stubbornly refuse to mature in this independent comedy. Alan (Jake Sandvig) and Ben (Jason Ritter) are two friends in their mid-twenties who've known each other since high school and still behave as if they're stuck in adolescence. They make a living by pretending to offer valet parking at funerals, stealing the cars and selling them to a fence (Todd Louiso) who runs a garage. While Alan's sister Mel (Rebecca Hall) encourages the two to find a more responsible occupation, they don't do much about it until Lynette (Carrie Preston) moves into the neighborhood. Lynette is a single mother whose livelihood seems no more stable than Alan and Ben's, and when she mysteriously disappears, it falls to them to look after her 12-year-old son Kelsey (Chandler Canterbury). While initially Alan and Ben seem more like destructive playmates than guardians and try to bring Kelsey into their car-theft scheme, in time it occurs to them to start acting a bit more like fit role models for their young companion. A Bag of Hammers was the first feature film from writer and director Brian Crano. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:May 11, 2012


Jason Ritter
as Ben
Jake Sandvig
as Alan
Chandler Canterbury
as Kelsey
Rebecca Hall
as Melanie
Todd Louiso
as Marty
Gabriel Macht
as Wyatt
Carrie Preston
as Lynette
Amanda Seyfried
as Amanda
Josh Cooke
as Cop
Jordan-Claire Green
as Scott Owen
Devika Parikh
as Temp Agency Interviewer 2
Philip Pavel
as Temp Agency Interviewer 3
Johnny Simmons
as Older Kelsey
Erik Eidem
as Erik
Elmarie Wendel
as The Mark
Sally Kirkland
as Older Jewish Lady
Kenyetta Lethridge
as Food Bank Volunteer
Dale Waddington Horowitz
as Neighbor


Brian Crano
Jennifer Barrons
Brian Crano
Jake Sandvig
Byron Shah
Johnny Flynn
Composer (Music Score)
Travis Sittard
Brian A. Kates
Bradley Thordarson
Production Designer
Michelle Sandvig
Costume Designer
Robert Sharman
Sound Mixer
Brad Gilmore
Cynthia Graner
Unit Production Manager
Lizzy Calhoun
Assistant Editor