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Film Geek (2005)

Not Rated | | Comedy | 28 January 2005 (USA)
The story of Scotty Pelk, a socially inept video store clerk who gets fired from his job and becomes a sensation as an online film critic.

Director:

James Westby

Writer:

James Westby
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Melik Malkasian ... Scotty Pelk
Ritah Parrish Ritah Parrish ... 'Days of Heaven' Customer
John Breen John Breen ... Mr. Johnson
Dennis Adkins Dennis Adkins ... 'Letterboxed' Customer
Tara Walker ... Kaitlin
Taylor Nida Taylor Nida ... Taylor
Daphne Carver Daphne Carver ... 'Godard' Customer 1
Kristen Torrianni ... 'Godard' Customer 2
Michelle Garner Michelle Garner ... Cindi
Michael Ramirez Michael Ramirez ... Video Store Customer
Jack Ryan Jack Ryan ... Mr. Mooney
Kim Hill ... Video Underground Manager
Tyler Gannon Tyler Gannon ... Niko
Leslie Taylor ... Temp Agency Counselor
Tony St. Clair Tony St. Clair ... Virgil
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The story of Scotty Pelk, a socially inept video store clerk who gets fired from his job and becomes a sensation as an online film critic.

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Taglines:

His Knowledge is your misery.

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

Not Rated

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Did You Know?

Trivia

James Westby: The Video Underground employee leaving messages on Scotty Pelk's answering machine. See more »

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Scotty Pelk: Wong-Kar-Wai is AWESOME!
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References Fist of Fury (1972) See more »

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File This One Under: Maybe Hits Just a Little Bit Too Close to Home!?!
25 October 2013 | by KissEnglishPastoSee all my reviews

............................................................from Pasto,Colombia...Via: L.A. CA., CALI, COLOMBIA and ORLANDO, FL

Certainly, there have been moments in my life when I've felt as though people were looking at me and thinking,"Where did this guy come from...Film Geeks'R'Us?" Have any of you had similar moments? Film Geek paints a most unflattering portrait of our young protagonist, Scotty Pelk (deftly portrayed by Melik Malkasian). Open the Cinema Dictionary and you'll see Scotty's photo under "Encyclopedic knowledge of the cinema".

For those of us who aren't afraid to hold up a mirror to ourselves for a circumspect soul-search, we'll probably catch a fleeting glimpse of Scotty Pelk in some recess of our psyche. Most of us might envy his seemingly limitless depth in everything cinematic, but who would want it coupled with a total and utter lack of social skills?

Movies are Scotty's universe...No friends, no family, and absolutely no other interests! Working at a video store, Scotty's entire life revolves around films. Watching films, talking about films and writing about films on his Zero-hit website. He also exhibits borderline stalker tendencies. For those of you familiar with the blog rule: "Don't be that guy!" Well, Scotty Pelk IS that guy.

Film Geek makes you chuckle at Scotty's lonely-loser life, but that laughter is followed quickly by pangs of voyeuristic guilt. Considering its zero budget,(Well, 10K according to IMDb Pro) Film Geek is a cinematic miracle, wherein the viewer experiences amusement one moment, a haunting eeriness the next, followed by great pathos the next.

Topping all this off is a curve ball plot twist, which would be a Spoiler if explained. To be sure, Film Geek is not without its faults. It does get off to a rather lackluster, slow and unevenly paced start. But that all rights itself within 15 to 20 minutes. Also, it seems a stretch to imagine a twenty-something possessing such a voluminous knowledge of films, but stranger things have happened...9* O.K., Film Geeks.....ENJOY/DISFRUTELA!

Any comments, questions or observations, in English or Español, are most welcome!

KissEnglishPasto@Yahoo.com


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Language:

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Release Date:

28 January 2005 (USA) See more »

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Budget:

$10,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,415, 15 January 2006

Gross USA:

$17,341

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$17,341
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