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A longtime comedian who has repeatedly failed to break big finds his one last shot at stardom thwarted by his toughest crowd yet in director Pete Schwaba's tale of love and failure on the standup circuit. Despite being singled out for stardom early on in his comedy career, L.A. comic Joe Keegan (Schwaba) never really managed to find his footage in the ultra-tough world of show business. Informed by his best friend, Kenny (Lance Barber), that Lance Barber talent scout Harvey Skoric will be attending the upcoming "Rocktober" festival in Pine Lake, WI, Joe reluctantly decides to take a break from the West Coast and pull out all the stops for one final all-or-nothing audition. Initially dejected when his set is sabotaged by local emcee Dug (Thomas Lennon), Joe finds inspiration in the form of his former high-school English teacher Molly Mahoney (Lauren Holly), herself attempting to overcome the recent pains of a failed marriage. Concerned that he may have been wasting his life but convinced by Molly that he has simply been living his dream, Joe takes the stage once again to face a formidable crowd filled with hunters, Packers fans, and former high-school football star-turned-drug dealer Big Jake Norquist (Tony Goldwyn) -- the so-called "Godfather of Green Bay," who also has eyes for the lovely Molly. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

  • Release date:March 24, 2006

Cast

Pete Schwaba
as Joe Keegan
Lauren Holly
as Molly Mahoney
Tony Goldwyn
as Big Jake Norquist
Lance Barber
as Kenny
Thomas Lennon
as D.U.G.
Jimmy Pardo
as Higgins
Eric Price
as Rat Boy
Robert Martin
as Slugs
Steve Seagren
as Bar Owner/Ralph
Mark Borchardt
as Skeeter
Mike Siegel
as Driver
Tracy Thorpe
as Janice
Jessica Koosed
as Tanya
Duane Sharp
as Sheriff Arthur

Crew

Pete Schwaba
Director
Pete Schwaba
Producer
Brian R. Etting
Producer
Pete Schwaba
Screenwriter
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