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A man has to give up a life of lifting amps and chasing groupies to take on the challenges of the real world in this independent drama. Jimmy Testagross (Ron Eldard) was a teenage rock & roll fan when he was growing up in Queens, and a couple years out of high school, he landed what seemed like the perfect job -- joining the road crew of hard-rock icons Blue Oyster Cult. After spending 20 years on the road, Jimmy is cut loose when economics force the band to streamline their operation, and at the ripe old age of 40, he has no idea what to do with his life. Needing some time to regroup, Jimmy returns home to visit his elderly mother (Lois Smith), only to discover she's growing senile and may need him to move in and look after her. As he struggles with the notion of facing adult responsibilities for the first time, he also crosses paths with Randy (Bobby Cannavale), who bullied him in high school and still acts like a spoiled brat, and Nikki (Jill Hennessy), Randy's wife, who dated Jimmy in high school and is still holding on to a fading dream of making it as a singer/songwriter. Jill Hennessy, an accomplished musician as well as an actress, wrote the songs she performs in character in the film. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:January 6, 2012

Cast

Ron Eldard
as Jimmy
Jill Hennessy
as Nikki
Bobby Cannavale
as Randy Stevens
Lois Smith
as Mom
David Margulies
as Don Muller
Catherine Wolf
as Marilyn Muller
Anthony Mangano
as Male Cop
Lourdes Martin
as Female Cop
Jarleth Conroy
as Wes, Motel Clerk
Lynne Lipton
as Waitress
Arian Moayed
as Irfan
Darrell Vanterpool
as Teen
Brandon Reilly
as Young Jimmy

Crew

Michael Cuesta
Director
Sirad Balducci
Producer
Mike Downey
Producer
Gerald Cuesta
Screenwriter
Michael Cuesta
Screenwriter
Andy Lilien
Cinematographer
Robin Urdang
Musical Direction/Supervision
Kane Platt
Editor
John El Manahi
Production Designer
Jim Quinlan
Executive Producer
Judy Henderson
Casting
Manny Siverio
Stunts Coordinator
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