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A man who can't walk meets a woman who envies his condition in this offbeat black comedy. Isaac Knott (Nick Stahl) lost the use of his legs when he was eight years old in an auto accident that also claimed the lives of his parents. Despite being confined to a wheelchair, Isaac has enjoyed a successful career as the host of a talk show on a New York City public radio outlet. One day, Isaac is told an odd story about a man who arrived at a local hospital and demanded to have his legs amputated; the man was part of a secret subculture of able-bodied folks who wish to be paraplegics, using wheelchairs when they can and attempting to deaden their legs through artificial means. Isaac becomes fascinated with the idea of these wannabes, and begins studying the phenomenon for a piece on his show. Isaac's research leads him to Fiona (Vera Farmiga), a sexy but mysterious blonde who collects and restores Chinese art. Fiona is also the owner of a wheelchair she doesn't really need, and Isaac, who is increasingly attracted to her, wants to know all about her role in the fake-paraplegic underground. However, Fiona isn't about to give away any of her secrets for free, and Isaac discovers that the exchange of information and trust goes deeper the longer they know one another. The first feature film from writer and director Carlos Brooks, Quid Pro Quo received its premiere at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:June 13, 2008

Crew

Carlos Brooks
Director
Midge Sanford
Producer
Sarah Pillsbury
Producer
Carlos Brooks
Screenwriter
Michael McDonough
Cinematographer
Mark Mothersbaugh
Composer (Music Score)
Robin Urdang
Musical Direction/Supervision
Charles Ireland
Editor
Lauren Zuckerman
Editor
Roshelle Berliner
Production Designer
Beth Kuhn
Art Director
Per Melita
Co-producer
Sarah Halley Finn
Co-producer
Randi Hiller
Co-producer
Todd Wagner
Executive Producer
Mark Cuban
Executive Producer
Per Melita
Executive Producer
Joana Vicente
Executive Producer
Eric Daman
Costume Designer
Siobhan Flaherty
Set Decorator
Antonio Arroyo
Sound/Sound Designer
Sandy Berman
Sound/Sound Designer
Jason Rody
First Assistant Director
Randi Hiller
Casting
Sarah Halley Finn
Casting
Gene Harrison
Stunts Coordinator
Dan Schmidt
Visual Effects Supervisor
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