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Stay Cool (2011)

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Henry McCarthy, the 30-something author of the popular 80s-themed novel How Lionel Got Me Laid, returns to his suburban hometown of Sacramento to deliver the commencement speech at his former high school. Despite his success as an author Henry's return home has sparked all of the youthful dreams, desires and particularly disappointments he's never quite gotten over, specifically his unrequited affection for the girl who is now the local pharmacist: the elusive Scarlet Smith. Between run-ins with the outcast friends he left behind Big Girl and Wino, the school principal and a seductive senior, Shasta O'Neil who clearly has the hots for him, Henry is sent spinning through a time warp that incites all the old emotions and challenges of the world he grew up in.


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: September 16th, 2011 (Limited) by Initiate Productions
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for sexual content, language including some drug references, and for some underage drinking
(Rating bulletin 2125, 6/16/2010)
Running Time: 108 minutes
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Keywords: You Can't Go Home Again, Writing and Writers, Voiceover/Narration, LGBT, Romance, High School Reunions
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Initiate Productions, Prohibition Pictures
Production Countries: United States

Lead Ensemble Members

   Scarlet Smith
   Henry McCarthy
   Big Girl
   Shasta O'Neil
   Principal Marshall

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Production and Technical Credits

Mark Polish    Screenwriter
Michael Polish    Producer
Mark Polish    Producer
Ken Johnson    Producer
Janet Du Bois    Producer
Jonathan Sheldon    Producer
Nick Byassee    Executive Producer

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