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Bickford Shmeckler's Cool Ideas (2006)

When his journal of bright ideas is stolen, college freshman Bickford Schmeckler (Fugit) has to blanket the campus in order to locate it.

Director:

Scott Lew

Writer:

Scott Lew
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Patrick Fugit ... Bickford Shmeckler
Olivia Wilde ... Sarah Witt
Deon Richmond ... Red
Tyler Francavilla ... PJ
Nick Corirossi ... Partier who wants to dance
Chris Weitz ... Sheldon Schmeckler (voice)
Allison Weintraub Allison Weintraub ... Party Girl
Fran Kranz ... Ralph
J.D. Walsh ... Fred
Gary Lundy ... Mellow Guy
Reid Scott ... Trent
Genevieve Padalecki ... Toga Hussy (as Jennifer Cortese)
Danny Kanamori Danny Kanamori ... Drunk Jock
Robert Ben Garant ... Campus Cop
Thomas Lennon ... Campus Cop
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Storyline

When his journal of bright ideas is stolen, college freshman Bickford Schmeckler (Fugit) has to blanket the campus in order to locate it.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

First she stole his theories. Then his heart.

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Comedy | Romance

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 May 2008 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

Cool Ideas See more »

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Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

(European Film Market)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Scott Lew: the guy in the automated wheelchair that beeps at Bickford as he is standing outside the College Services building. See more »

Goofs

As the camera pans along Trent's car as he reads The Book, a man with glasses appears in the reflection of the car. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Title Card: Nothing can ever be truly, fully understood. Not even the simplest thing. Not even this. - Bicford Shmeckler
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References Xena: Warrior Princess (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

Posed to Death
Written by Todd Fink, Dapose, Clark Baechle, Jacob Thiele, and Joel Peterson
Performed by The Faint
Courtesy of Saddle Creek
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One crazy diary
3 August 2010 | by chelanoSee all my reviews

The main character is played by Patrick Fugit and he does a decent job. He is a nerd that makes little things or comes up with cool ideas. He writes a book about changing the world, but cannot find the ending. His book is taken and turned into something big that makes everyone around him think including a girl he likes. The story was pretty interesting and I did enjoy it front start to find. But there were scenes thrown in that left the film boring at points. There is an OK cast for the film and I will say that Matthew Lillard was very horrible in the film. His character was very strange he could just not play him right. This is a light teen movie comedy, but at least it has a better story line than most teen comedies you see. Most rely on horrible scenes or nudity. This movie was about teen life, but actually had an interesting story to go along with it. Not a bad film.


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