Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Director: Spencer Susser Cast: Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Joseph Gordon-Levitt
, Natalie Portman
Natalie Portman
, Rainn Wilson
Rainn Wilson
Spencer Susser


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A bullied little boy grieving the death of his mother strikes up an unlikely friendship with a Metallica-loving anarchist in this tender yet unsentimental childhood drama. In the wake of his mother's recent death, 13-year-old TJ (Devin Brochu) finds the bumpy road to emotional recovery all the more difficult due to the dual facts that he's bullied at school and that his father (Rainn Wilson) has become a vacant pill-head. Just when it seems like things couldn't possibly get any worse, TJ strikes up an unusual friendship with Hesher (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), a greasy-haired anarchist with a beat-up van, homemade tattoos, and a soft spot for explosions. The next thing TJ knows, Hesher is sitting in his living room and watching porn on the family television. Later, though, just as TJ summons the courage to pursue a friendship with Nicole (Natalie Portman), a kindly grocery-store clerk who came to his aid in a time of need, an explosive discovery threatens to propel the embattled teen down a dangerous path of self-destruction.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/13/2011
UPC: 0031398144304
Original Release: 2010
Rating: NR
Source: Lions Gate
Region Code: A
Sound: [Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time: 1:46:00

Special Features

Deleted scenes; Outtakes; Behind the scenes; Hesher sketch gallery; Air traffic; Teaser channels; Trailers

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Joseph Gordon-Levitt Hesher
Natalie Portman Nicole
Rainn Wilson Paul Forney
Devin Brochu TJ
Piper Laurie Madeleine Forney
John Carroll Lynch Actor
Brendan Hill Dustin
Paul Bates Mr. Elsberry
Biff Yaeger Counselor
Frank Collison Funeral Director

Technical Credits
Spencer Susser Director,Editor,Producer,Screenwriter
Scot Armstrong Executive Producer
Justine Baddeley Casting
Marc Bell Executive Producer
Wayne Chang Executive Producer
Lucy Cooper Producer
Jeff Davis Co-producer
Kimberly Davis Casting
Aaron Downing Co-producer
Laura Fox Production Designer
Brian Charles Frank Original Story,Producer
Peter Fruchtman Executive Producer
Jerry Fruchtman Executive Producer
Ian Fruchtman Executive Producer
Aleen Keshishian Executive Producer
Aleen Keshishian Executive Producer
Scott Kluge Executive Producer
Johnny Lin Producer
Michael McCusker Editor
David Michôd Screenwriter
Ravi Nandan Executive Producer
April Napier Costumes/Costume Designer
Natalie Portman Producer
Tom Pellegrini Co-producer
Scott Prisand Producer
Michael Roban Executive Producer
Annette Savitch Executive Producer
Win Sheridan Producer
Morgan Pierre Susser Cinematographer
Francois Tetaz Score Composer
Matthew Weaver Producer
Jonathan Weisgal Executive Producer

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