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A parking garage attendant and lifelong New York Giants fan finds his life spinning out of control following an altercation with his favorite football player in this darkly comic drama starring Patton Oswalt. For 35-year-old Staten Island native Paul Aufiero (Oswalt), sports are a religion. Paul still lives with his mother, he's the self-proclaimed "world's biggest New York Giants fan," and he spends most of his spare time calling in to the local sports radio station 760 "The Zone," where he can frequently be heard bickering with his contentious on-air nemesis Philadelphia Phil (Michael Rapaport), a fervent Eagles fan. Berated by his family for his obsessive love of sports, Paul retorts that they simply cannot appreciate the responsibility that goes with being the New York Giants' number one fan. One night, Paul and his best friend, Sal (Kevin Corrigan), spot Giants linebacker Quantrell Bishop (Jonathan Hamm) at a local gas station and impulsively follow his SUV to a Manhattan strip club. Once inside, the two friends bask quietly in the presence of football greatness before cautiously approaching their idol. When things don't go as planned and Paul winds up in the hospital, the resulting media frenzy finds him questioning everything he believes in just as his beloved team begins preparing for a late-season showdown with the Eagles. Former Onion scribe and Wrestler screenwriter Robert D. Siegel makes his feature directorial debut with this film, which he also scripted. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

  • Release date:August 28, 2009

Cast

Patton Oswalt
as Paul Aufiero
Kevin Corrigan
as Sal
Marcia Jean Kurtz
as Theresa Aufiero
Michael Rapaport
as Philadelphia Phil
Matt Servitto
as Det. Velardi
Gino Cafarelli
as Jeff Aufiero
Serafina Fiore
as Gina Aufiero
Joe Garden
as Dennis
Scott Ferrall
as Sports Dogg
Caroline Gallo
as Gina & Jeff's Daughter
Sidné Anderson
as Hospital Doctor
Julian Lane
as Birthday Boy
Cookie Bradshaw
as Law Office Ad Woman

Crew

Robert Siegel
Director
Elan Bogarin
Producer
Jean Kouremetis
Producer
Robert Siegel
Screenwriter
Michael Simmonds
Cinematographer
Joshua Trank
Editor
Sharoz Makarechi
Production Designer
Joshua Trank
Co-producer
Mike Loew
Associate Producer
Nick Gallo
Associate Producer
Jen Cohn
Executive Producer
Vera Chow
Costume Designer
Yori Tondrowski
First Assistant Director
Robert Siegel
Casting
Douglas Crosby
Stunts Coordinator
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