Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Director: Rian Johnson Cast: Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Joseph Gordon-Levitt
, Nora Zehetner
Nora Zehetner
, Lukas Haas
Lukas Haas
Rian Johnson

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A tough-talking teen attempts to uncover his ex-girlfriend's killer in director Rian Johnson's hard-boiled high-school noir, told in the style of a Dashiell Hammett mystery. An outsider by nature, Brendan (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) is forced to penetrate the elaborate ranks of the high-school social scene and its more insidious underbelly when the body of his former girlfriend Emily is found lying lifeless in a remote creek. Though the pair had been on the outs, Brendan can't seem to shake the hysterical phone call that he received from Emily the day before her body was discovered, a call in which she rattled off a number of cryptic words: "brick," "pin," "tug," "poor Frisco." He's determined to find the guilty party, and to do that he'll need to uncover the meaning behind her enigmatic phone call. From the highest-ranking athlete to the lowest-level burnout, no one is above suspicion of leaving her in that creek or putting her in the position to end up there. Brendan's skill for getting the right attention from the right people leads him to a local drug dealer of urban-legendary status (Lukas Haas), who walks with a cane and lives with his mother. As Brendan infiltrates the social and political web more deeply, his theory solidifies and each player's role becomes clear, from the shifty-eyed pot slinger to an upper-crust innocent who may well be a femme fatale. Brendan may soon be ready to make his case, even if it's too late for him to get out.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/08/2006
UPC: 0025192866326
Original Release: 2005
Rating: R
Source: Focus Features
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time: 1:50:00
Sales rank: 30,082

Special Features

Over 20 minutes of deleted and extended scenes; The inside track: casting the roles; Feature commentary by cast and filmmakers

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Joseph Gordon-Levitt Brendan Fry
Nora Zehetner Laura
Lukas Haas The Pin
Noah Fleiss Tugg
Noah Segan Dode
Matt O'Leary The Brain
Meagan Good Kara
Emilie de Ravin Emily
Lucas Babin Big Stoner
Brian J. White Brad Bramish
Richard Roundtree VP Trueman
Reedy Gibbs The Pin's Mom

Technical Credits
Rian Johnson Director,Screenwriter
Ram Bergman Producer
Marcie Campbell Executive Producer
Johnson Communications Executive Producer
Norman Dreyfuss Executive Producer
Susan Dynner Co-producer
Dennis Grzesik Sound/Sound Designer
Lisa Johnson Executive Producer
Craig Johnson Executive Producer
Nathan Johnson Score Composer
Dana Lustig Co-producer
Shannon Makhanian Casting
Mark Mathis Producer
Kristin Mente Asst. Director
Jonathan Miller Sound/Sound Designer
Michele Posch Costumes/Costume Designer
Angela Roessel Co-producer
Jodie Lynne Tillen Production Designer
Steve Yedlin Cinematographer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Brick
1. Sarmentosa and Del Rio [8:36]
2. Fearless Flyer [5:31]
3. Coffee and Pie [3:37]
4. Lunch Is Difficult [6:11]
5. She's Gone [6:27]
6. Show of Hands [4:49]
7. Can't Trust You [4:22]
8. The Pin [7:24]
9. For Rub or Hire [4:44]
10. You Trust Me Now? [4:43]
11. The Lug [3:49]
12. The Beach [5:27]
13. The Brick of Brock [7:15]
14. In Over Your Head [2:54]
15. The Tunnel [4:20]
16. She Sprung It on Me [4:20]
17. Smooth Things Out [5:50]
18. War [5:29]
19. It's Not Over [9:13]
20. End Titles [4:43]

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