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Contents
Articles
Garret Dillahunt
1
12 Years a Slave (film)
5
A Minute with Stan Hooper
7
Amigo (film)
10
Any Day Now (2012 film)
12
Burn Notice
15
Burn Notice (season 3)
26
Burning Bright (film)
32
Burt Chance
35
Castro Valley, California
37
Deadwood (TV series)
45
Jack McCall
57
John from Cincinnati
59
Killing Them Softly
63
Leap Years
68
Life (NBC TV series)
69
Looper (film)
82
Michelle Hurd
91
No Country for Old Men (film)
93
Oliver Sherman
117
Pretty Bird
118
Raising Hope
120
Rosie Perez
126
Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
131
Talhotblond
136
Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles
138
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
152
The Believer (film)
163
The Book of Daniel (TV series)
167
The Last House on the Left (2009 film)
170
The Road (2009 film)
178
Tisch School of the Arts
184
Travelers (The X-Files)
192
Winter's Bone
197
References
Article Sources and Contributors
201
Image Sources, Licenses and Contributors
206
Article Licenses
License
209
Garret Dillahunt
1
Garret Dillahunt
Garret Dillahunt
Dillahunt at the Fox Fall Eco-Casino Party, London Hotel, West Hollywood, California, September 8, 2008
Born
Garret L. Dillahunt
November 24, 1964
Castro Valley, California, USA
Occupation
Actor
Years active
1995–present
Spouse(s)
Michelle Hurd
Website
www.garret-dillahunt.net
[1]
Garret L. Dillahunt[2] (born November 24, 1964) is an American actor. He is married to actress Michelle Hurd.
Since 2010, he has played the role of Burt Chance on the Fox sitcom Raising Hope.
Early life
Dillahunt was born in Castro Valley, California, and grew up in Selah, Washington. One of three siblings, he has a
brother, Brett; his other brother, Eric, passed away. He graduated from the University of Washington with a B.A. in
journalism and received his M.F.A. in acting from New York University's Graduate Acting Program at the Tisch
School of the Arts.[3]
Acting career
After spending years on and off Broadway,[4] Dillahunt began pursuing television and film roles. He appeared as a
regular in several short lived series on ABC and Showtime, and landed guest spots on TV shows such as The X Files
and NYPD Blue[5] among others, before playing two distinctly different characters on the HBO series Deadwood:
Jack McCall in 2004 and Francis Wolcott in 2005. He later had a recurring role on USA Network's The 4400.
Dillahunt portrayed Steve Curtis for three seasons on ER (2005–06). Later roles included Dr. Michael Smith on
HBO's John From Cincinnati; Cromartie and John Henry on FOX's Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles;
Roman Nevikov, a Russian gangster, on NBC's Life; and Mason Turner, a paralyzed serial killer on Criminal Minds.
Garret Dillahunt
2
He played Simon Escher in the Burn Notice third season finale airing March 4, 2010 on the USA, later reprising the
role in the show's fourth season.
Dillahunt appeared in such films as The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, No Country For
Old Men, The Road, Winter's Bone, The Last House On The Left and the indie horror film, Burning Bright[6]
It was announced on August 20, 2009 that Dillahunt would square off with Rosie Perez on an episode ("Hardwired")
of Law & Order: SVU later that year in 2009 about pedophilia. He played the head of a pedophilia organization. "It's
called 'Hardwired'", executive producer Neal Baer said, "because they believe that pedophilia is [a genetic
predestination]".[7] Since 2010, Dillahunt has been starring as Burt Chance on the Fox comedy Raising Hope.
Dillahunt was the subject of an article in the September 2009 issue of Esquire magazine.[8]
Filmography
Film
Year
Title
Role
Notes
1999 Last Call
Curtis
2000 By Courier
The Man
2001 The Believer
Billings
2007 No Country for Old Men
Wendell
2007 The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward
Robert Ford
Ed Miller
2008 Pretty Bird
Carson Thrash
2008 John's Hand
John
Short film
2009 Water Pills
Hal
Short film
2009 The Last House on the Left
Krug
2009 The Road
Gang Member
2009 One Night Only
Richard
2010 Burning Bright
Johnny
Short film
Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in
a Motion Picture
Short film
Gaveneau
2010 Winter's Bone
Sheriff Baskin
Gotham Award for Best Ensemble Cast
2010 Amigo
Lt. Compton
2010 Oliver Sherman
Sherman Oliver
2012 Any Day Now
Paul
2012 Revenge For Jolly!
Gary
2012 Killing Them Softly
Eddie Mattie
2012 Looper
Jesse
2012 Headhunter
Wagner
Post-production
2013 The Scribbler
Hogan
Post-production
2013 12 Years a Slave
Armsby
Post-production
Garret Dillahunt
3
Television
Year
Title
Role
Notes
1995-1996
One Life to Live
Charlemagne Moody
TV series
1996
NYPD Blue
Bryce Coopersmith
Episode: "Where'd the Van Gogh?"
1998
The X-Files
Edward Skur
Episode: "Travelers"
1998
Maximum Bob
Deputy Dawson Hayes
3 episodes
1998
Remembering Sex
Chris Goodman
TV movie
1998
Seven Days
Kevin Poe
Episode: "The Gettysburg Virus"
1998
Millennium
Rick Van Horn
Episode: "Closure"
2001
Leap Years
Gregory Paget
20 episodes
2002
Law & Order
Julian Preuss
Episode: "Open Season"
2003
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
Luke
Episode: "Precious Metal"
2003-2004
A Minute with Stan Hooper
Lou Peterson
13 episodes
2004
Mr. Ed
Jim Hendry
TV movie
2004
Deadwood
Jack McCall
6 episodes
2005
Deadwood
Francis Wolcott
10 episodes
2005
The Inside
Karl Robie Jr.
Episode: "Little Girl Lost"
2005
CSI: NY
Steve Collins
Episode: "What You See Is What You See"
2005-2006
The 4400
Matthew Ross
11 episodes
2005-2006
ER
Steve Curtis
5 episodes
2006
The Book of Daniel
Jesus Christ
8 episodes
2006
Law & Order
Eric Lund
Episode: "Kingmaker"
2006
Numb3rs
Jack Tollner
Episode: "Provenance"
2007
The Line-Up
Theo Harrison
TV movie
2007
John from Cincinnati
Dr. Michael Smith
8 episodes
2007
Damages
Marshall Phillips
4 episodes
2007
Life
Roman Nevikov
Episode: "The Fallen Woman"
2008
Life
Roman Nevikov
Episode: "Trapdoor"
2008-2009
Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles John Henry / Cromartie 18 episodes
2009
Life
Roman Nevikov
Episode: "One"
2009
Criminal Minds
Mason Turner
Episode: "To Hell... And Back"
2009
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
Tom O'Neill
Episode: "Family Affair"
2009
Lie to Me
Eric Matheson
Episode: "Honey"
2009
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Kevin O'Donnell
Episode: "Hardwired"
2009
White Collar
Gregory Aimes
Episode: "Flip of the Coin"
2010
Gary Unmarried
Goose
Episode: "Gary Unmarried?"
2010
The Glades
Eddie Strickland
Episode: "A Perfect Storm"
2010
Burn Notice
Simon Escher
Episode: "Devil You Know"
Episode: "Hard Time"
Garret Dillahunt
4
2010-present Raising Hope
Burt Chance
Main role
2011
Memphis Beat
Tim Wayne
Episode: "Body of Evidence"
2011
Alphas
Jonas Englin
Episode: "A Short Time in Paradise"
2012
TallhotBlond
Thomas Montgomery
TV movie
References
[1] http:/ / www. garret-dillahunt. net
[2] California Births, 1905-1995 (http:/ / www. familytreelegends. com/ records/ calbirths?c=search& first=Garret& last=Dillahunt&
spelling=Exact& 4_year=& 4_month=0& 4_day=0& 5=& 7=& SubmitSearch. x=0& SubmitSearch. y=0)
[3] Garret Dillahunt IMDb profile (http:/ / www. imdb. com/ name/ nm0226813/ bio)
[4] Internet Broadway Database profile for Dillahunt (http:/ / www. ibdb. com/ person. asp?id=70556)
[5] Garret Dillahunt Biography at Yahoo! (http:/ / movies. yahoo. com/ movie/ contributor/ 1809126070/ bio)
[6] "UK DVD Stores Will Be Burning Bright This September" (http:/ / www. dreadcentral. com/ news/ 38634/
uk-dvd-stores-will-be-burning-bright-this-september), Dread Central, July 20, 2010
[7] Mickey O'Connor (August 20, 2009). "SVU Exclusive: Rosie Perez, Garret Dillahunt to Anchor Explosive Episode" (http:/ / www. tvguide.
com/ News/ SVU-Perez-Dillahunt-1009103. aspx). TVGuide.com. . Retrieved 2009-08-20.
[8] Chris Jones (September 23, 2009). "Garret Dillahunt: The Man Who Disappears" (http:/ / www. esquire. com/ features/ the-screen/
garret-dillahunt-1009). Esquire.com. . Retrieved 2009-09-30.
External links
• Official website (http://www.garret-dillahunt.net)
• Garret Dillahunt (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm226813/) at the Internet Movie Database
12 Years a Slave (film)
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12 Years a Slave (film)
12 Years a Slave
Teaser poster
Directed by
Steve McQueen
Produced by
Dede Gardner
Jeremy Kleiner
Screenplay by
Steve McQueen
John Ridley
Based on
Twelve Years a Slave by
Solomon Northup
Starring
Chiwetel Ejiofor
Michael Fassbender
Brad Pitt
Cinematography Sean Bobbitt
Editing by
Joe Walker
Studio
Plan B Entertainment
Summit Entertainment
River Road Entertainment
Distributed by
New Regency Productions
Release date(s)
TBD
Country
United States
Language
English
Budget
$20 million
12 Years a Slave is an upcoming historical drama film based on the autobiography Twelve Years a Slave by Solomon
Northup, a free black man who was kidnapped and sold into slavery. The film is directed by Steve McQueen and
written by McQueen and John Ridley. Chiwetel Ejiofor stars as Solomon Northup; Michael Fassbender and Brad Pitt
also star in the film. 12 Years a Slave has yet to be scheduled for release.
12 Years a Slave (film)
Synopsis
12 Years a Slave is based on the 1853 autobiography of Solomon Northup, a free black man who was kidnapped in
Washington, D.C. in 1841 and sold into slavery. He worked on plantations in the state of Louisiana for 12 years
before his release.[1]
Cast
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Chiwetel Ejiofor as Solomon Northup[2]
Michael Fassbender as Edwin Epps[2]
Brad Pitt as Henry B. Northup[2]
Paul Dano as John M. Tibeats[3]
Benedict Cumberbatch as William Ford[2]
Paul Giamatti as Theophilus Freeman[2]
Garret Dillahunt as Armsby[2]
Ruth Negga as Celeste[2]
Sarah Paulson as Mistress Epps[2]
Scoot McNairy[2]
Alfre Woodard as Mistress Shaw[4]
Quvenzhané Wallis as Elizabeth [3]
Production
12 Years a Slave is directed by Steve McQueen and written by McQueen and John Ridley. McQueen's project, in
development for some time, was announced in August 2011 with McQueen to direct and Chiwetel Ejiofor to star as
Solomon Northup, a free black man who was kidnapped and sold into slavery.[5] In the following October, Michael
Fassbender (who starred in McQueen's previous films Hunger and Shame) joined the cast.[6] In early 2012, the rest
of the roles were cast, and filming was scheduled to begin at the end of June 2012.[7]
With a production budget of $20 million,[8] filming began in New Orleans, Louisiana on June 27, 2012. It lasted for
seven weeks,[9] concluding on August 13, 2012.[10]
References
[1] "12 Years a Slave" (http:/ / www. comingsoon. net/ films. php?id=83109). ComingSoon.net. . Retrieved February 1, 2013.
[2] Kroll, Justin; Sneider, Jeff (June 6, 2012). "'Years' ahead for pair". Variety.
[3] Billington, Alex (August 1, 2012). "First Look: Quvenzhané Wallis & Chiwetel Ejiofor in '12 Years a Slave'" (http:/ / www. firstshowing. net/
2012/ first-look-quvenzhane-wallis-chiwetel-ejiofor-in-12-years-a-slave/ ). FirstShowing.net. . Retrieved February 1, 2013.
[4] Kit, Borys (June 11, 2012). "Alfre Woodard Joins 'Twelve Years a Slave' Cast" (http:/ / www. hollywoodreporter. com/ news/
alfre-woodard-twelve-years-slave-brad-pitt-michael-fassbender-335870). The Hollywood Reporter. .
[5] Sneider, Jeff (August 17, 2011). "McQueen tallying '12 Years' at Plan B". Variety.
[6] Kroll, Justin (October 12, 2011). "Duo team on 'Slave'". Variety.
[7] Sneider, Jeff (May 24, 2012). "Thesps join McQueen's 'Slave' cast". Variety.
[8] Fuller, Graham (April 10, 2012). "Steve McQueen's 'Twelve Years a Slave' Set to Shine Light on Solomon Northup's Ordeal" (http:/ / www.
artinfo. com/ news/ story/ 798583/ steve-mcqueens-twelve-years-a-slave-set-to-shine-light-on-solomon-northups-ordeal/ ). Artinfo (Louise
Blouin Media). . Retrieved February 1, 2013.
[9] Scott, Mike (May 3, 2012). "Brad Pitt to shoot '12 Years a Slave' adaptation in New Orleans" (http:/ / www. nola. com/ movies/ index. ssf/
2012/ 05/ brad_pitt_to_bring_12_years_a. html). The Times-Picayune. . Retrieved February 1, 2013.
[10] Smith, Nigel M. (August 13, 2012). "'Twelve Years a Slave' Star Paul Giamatti Hints at What to Expect From Steve McQueen's Next
Project" (http:/ / www. indiewire. com/ article/
twelve-years-a-slave-star-paul-giamatti-hints-at-what-to-expect-from-steve-mcqueens-next-project). indieWire. . Retrieved February 1, 2013.
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External links
• 12 Years a Slave (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2024544/) at the Internet Movie Database
A Minute with Stan Hooper
A Minute with Stan Hooper
Also known as
Stan Hooper
Genre
Sitcom
Created by
Norm Macdonald
Barry Kemp
Written by
Norm Macdonald
Cindy Caponera
Barry Kemp
Mike Lisbe
Nate Reger
Joseph Staretski
Directed by
Jeffrey L. Melman
Barry Kemp
Starring
Norm Macdonald
Country of origin United States
Language(s)
English
No. of seasons
1
No. of episodes
13
Production
Producer(s)
Jessie Ward Dugan
Running time
21 minutes
Broadcast
Original channel
Fox
Original run
October 29 – December 12, 2003
A Minute with Stan Hooper, also known as Stan Hooper, is an American sitcom starring Norm Macdonald. The
series was a Carsey-Werner production in association with Paramount Television and aired on Fox. The series was
canceled after six of the thirteen episodes produced were aired.
The central character's name, Stan Hooper, was taken from Macdonald's work on Saturday Night Live, but the
characters were vastly different. The role also allowed Macdonald to play the straight man among a cast of eccentric
characters, a departure from his traditional comedy style.
A Minute with Stan Hooper
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Plot
Hooper, a famous newspaper columnist turned television commentator, moves his family from their New York home
to a small Wisconsin town, Waterford Falls, where he hopes to better get in touch with Middle America in an
attempt to make his weekly minute-long television commentaries more appealing to a larger audience. While there,
he interacts with the folksy, and largely strange, townspeople of Waterford Falls.
Cast
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Norm Macdonald as Stan Hooper
Penelope Ann Miller as Molly Hooper
Reagan Dale Neis as Chelsea
Eric Lively as Ryan
Fred Willard as Fred Hawkins
Brian Howe as Gary
Garret Dillahunt as Lou Peterson
Daniel Roebuck as Pete Peterson
Episode list
Ep
#
Episode
Overview
Production
Code
1
"Pilot"
Stan moves with his family from New York to a small Wisconsin town, Waterford Falls, in order to better get Hoo-101
in touch with “Middle America” to make his minute-long television commentaries more appealing to a larger
audience.
2
Stan Goes To
Washington
After he finds out that the same man has been mayor for five straight terms, Stan decides to run for town
mayor to give the townsfolk another choice. However, Stan is shocked to learn of the cover-up behind the
mayor and the involvement of Fred Hawkins in it, as well as the rest of the town.
Hoo-104
3
The Hustler
After deciding to go out for a boy’s night out at Jimmy’s tavern with Lou and Pete Peterson, Stan is accused
of using trick shots whenever he sinks a ball during a game of billiards for “dimes” and “nickels”. When Stan
discovers that “dimes” and “nickels” are worth much more than he thought, Stan tries to save his opponent,
Lou, from selling the diner. Meanwhile, Garry invites Molly to join him and the girls at their weekly bridge
game at the Hooper residence. Ryan and Chelsea ask Stan for advice on planning their future while Chelsea
contemplates her opportunities at a Cosmetics and Tattoo college.
Hoo-102
4
An Old
Fashioned
Stan gets interested in turkey hunting, ordering everything on the menu in preparation for an outing. Stan
then enlists Chelsea’s help in preventing Molly from cooking anything for Thanksgiving.
Hoo-106
Thanksgiving
5
Bye, Bye, Miss
Fred’s frustration peaks because Gary has invited Molly and Chelsea to join the guys-only Christmas
carolling group, ‘The Silent Knights’. Meanwhile, when the diner runs out of Stan’s favourite pie, Clara
Meek’s apple pie, Stan tries his best in getting the recipe from the ailing Clara before she dies.
Hoo-109
American Pie
6
Fear Finds The
Falls
To prove that the town isn’t inviolable to crime, Stan burgles the diner.
Hoo-107
7
Stan's Biggest
Fan
Stan discovers that his favourite fan lives nearby and gets the help of a cranky mailman to find him.
Hoo-105
8
Good Golly,
Miss Molly
A typo in the ‘Cheese Quarterly’ naming Molly as Fred’s mistress brings the town’s press down on Stan.
Hoo-103
9
Snow Job
The town’s snowplough operator has a thing for Stan, but when Stan denies her, the whole town suffers.
Hoo-108
10 Ghost Family
After learning that his boathouse is supposedly haunted, Stan investigates his property’s past.
Hoo-110
11 The Milkman
After inadvertently getting the milkman fired, Stan helps him start his own “business”.
Hoo-111
A Minute with Stan Hooper
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12 The Good
Doctor
Stan suspects that the town’s doctor, Doc Goodman, isn’t really a doctor.
Hoo-112
13 Stan's Best
Friend
Problems arise after Stan mistakes a wolf that he found to be a cute puppy.
Hoo-113
International broadcasters
In Australia, the entire series aired in late night timeslots on Network Ten.
References
External links
• A Minute with Stan Hooper (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0366055/) at the Internet Movie Database
• A Minute with Stan Hooper (http://www.tv.com/shows/a-minute-with-stan-hooper/) at TV.com
Amigo (film)
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Amigo (film)
Amigo
Teaser Poster
Directed by
John Sayles
Produced by
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Maggie Renzi
Mario Ontal
Joel Torre
Written by
John Sayles
Starring
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Chris Cooper
Garret Dillahunt
DJ Qualls
Joel Torre
Yul Vazquez
Bembol Roco
Rio Locsin
Music by
Mason Daring
Editing by
John Sayles
Distributed by Variance Films (North
America)
Star Cinema (Philippines)
Release date(s) •
July 14, 2010
Running time
128 minutes
Country
United States
Philippines
Language
English
Tagalog
Spanish
[1]
Amigo is a 2010 American-Filipino drama film written and directed by John Sayles. The film takes place in the
Philippines in 1900 during the Philippine–American War. It is one of only a small handful of films directed by an
American to address the war, the only other notable example being The Real Glory.
Plot
Amigo centers on Rafael Dacanay, kapitan of the barrio of San Isidro in a rice-growing area of Luzon. His brother
Simón, head of the local guerrilla band, has forced the surrender of the Spanish guardia civil outpost and charged
Rafael with the task of imprisoning the guardia Captain and the barrio’s Spanish friar, Padre Hidalgo, in the name of
the revolutionary government. But when the American troops chasing General Emilio Aguinaldo arrive, the Spanish
officer and Padre Hidalgo are freed, and a garrison under the command of Lieutenant Ike Compton is left to ‘protect’
the barrio. The American occupation policy now changes from ‘hearts and minds’ to ‘concentration’ (what was called
‘hamletting’ during the Vietnam war) and Rafael has to answer to both the Americans and the Filipino patriots, with
deadly consequences.
Amigo (film)
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Joel Torre as Rafael
Chris Cooper as Col. Hardacre
Garret Dillahunt as Lt. Compton
DJ Qualls as Zeke
Yul Vazquez as Padre Hidalgo
Lucas Neff as Shanker
James Parks as Sgt. Runnels
Dane DeHaan as Gil
Stephen Taylor as Pvt. Bates
Rio Locsin as Corazon
Jemi Paretas as Zuniga
Bill Tangradi as Dutch
Bembol Roco as Policarpio
Ronnie Lazaro as Simon
Irma Adlawan as Josefa
Press
Cinematical reports that the film was once titled Baryo, and that the idea for it came from a yet-to-be-published
novel Some Time in the Sun, detailing U.S. imperialism in the Philippines.[2] The book will actually be called A
Moment in the Sun, though the unrealized screenplay which inspired it was called Some Time in the Sun.[3]
Distribution
Amigo had its New York premier at the 2011 Asian American International Film Festival on August 10. It screened
on September 14 at the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival. It will also screen at the San Sebastián
International Film Festival and the Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival.
In the Philippines the film was released on July 6, 2011. The film was released in North America on August 19, 2011
by Variance Films.
References
[1] Amigo (http:/ / www. imdb. com/ title/ tt1562847/ ) at the Internet Movie Database. Last accessed: August 18, 2010.
[2] Bartyzel, Monika (2010-07-11). "John Sayles' Next Film: 'Amigo' & Its Off-the-Radar Website" (http:/ / www. cinematical. com/ 2010/ 07/
11/ john-sayles-next-film-amigo-and-its-off-the-radar-website/ ). Cinematical. . Retrieved 2010-08-18.
[3] Danelle Myron, "Novel News" April 15, 2010 <http://johnsaylesbaryo.blogspot.com/2010/04/novel-news.html> Retrieved 2010-08-28.
External links
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Amigo (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1562847/) at the Internet Movie Database
Amigo Official Site (http://www3.amigomovie.com/)
Amigo The Movie Blog (http://johnsaylesbaryo.blogspot.com/)
Closer Look: U.S Indie in English and Tagalog in John Sayles' Amigo (http://www.ioncinema.com/news/id/
5460/closer_look_us_indie_in_english_and_tagalog_in_john_sayles_amigo)
• Amigo (2011) New HD Film Trailer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jDQIpQa2mdk)
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Any Day Now (2012 film)
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Any Day Now (2012 film)
Any Day Now
Theatrical release poster
Directed by
Travis Fine
Produced by
Travis Fine
Kristine Fine
Liam Finn
Chip Hourihan
Written by
Travis Fine
George Arthur Bloom
Starring
Alan Cumming
Garret Dillahunt
Gregg Henry
Jamie Anne Allman
Chris Mulkey
Don Franklin
Kelli Williams
Alan Rachins
Frances Fisher
Isaac Leyva
Music by
Joey Newman
Cinematography Rachel Morrison
Editing by
Tom Cross
Studio
PFM Pictures
Distributed by
Music Box Films
Release date(s)
•
•
Running time
97 minutes
Country
United States
Language
English
Box office
$137,809
April 20, 2012 (Tribeca)
December 14, 2012 (United States)
[1]
Any Day Now is a 2012 American drama film directed by Travis Fine and written by Fine and George Arthur
Bloom, based on a true story which touches on legal and social issues during the 1970s.
Plot
Rudy Donatello is a struggling musician and drag performer in a gay nightclub in 1979 West Hollywood, where he
meets Paul Fleiger, a closeted district attorney. Returning home to his apartment, Rudy finds Marco, a 14-year-old
with Down syndrome, left alone after his mother, Marianna, had been arrested. Rudy takes in the abandoned boy, but
Family Services intervenes and takes Marco to foster care. Rudy enlists Paul to help him gain custody of Marco and
the two visit Marianna in prison to coax her into signing the temporary guardianship papers, which she does. All is
well as Rudy and Paul become Marco's guardians, but when Rudy and Paul's relationship is called into question by
the court system, the two men find themselves spiraling into a legal battle to become the legal and permanent
guardians of the fascinating boy who showed them both the real joy of what it means to be a parent.
Any Day Now (2012 film)
Cast
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Alan Cumming as Rudy Donatello
Garret Dillahunt as Paul Fleiger
Gregg Henry as Lambert
Jamie Anne Allman as Marianna DeLeon
Chris Mulkey as D.A. Wilson
Don Franklin as Lonnie
Kelli Williams as Miss Flemming
Alan Rachins as Judge Richard Resnick
Frances Fisher as Judge Meyerson
Isaac Leyva as Marco DeLeon
Mindy Sterling as Miss Mills
Miracle Laurie as Monica
Michael Nouri as Miles Dubrow
Jeffrey Pierce as Officer Plitt
Anne O'Shea as Mrs. Lowell
Louis Lombardi as Mr. Blum
Joe Howard as Dr. Watkins
Randy Thompson as Coco
Ezra Buzzington as Larry
Clyde Kusatsu as Dr. Nakahura
Reception
Any Day Now received almost universally positive reviews, currently holding a 80% "certified fresh" rating on
Rotten Tomatoes.[2]
Awards
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Chicago International Film Festival 2012 - Audience Choice Award for Best Narrative Feature[3]
Seattle International Film Festival 2012 - Best Actor Award, Alan Cumming[4]
Seattle International Film Festival 2012 - Best Film[4]
Tribeca Film Festival 2012 - Heineken Audience Award[5]
Outfest 2012 - Audience Award - Outstanding Dramatic Feature Film[6]
Outfest 2012 - Outstanding Actor in a US Dramatic Feature Film, Alan Cumming[6]
Provincetown International Film Festival 2012 - Audience Award[7]
Woodstock Film Festival 2012 - Audience Award [8]
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References
[1] Any Day Now (http:/ / www. boxofficemojo. com/ movies/ ?id=anydaynow. htm) at Box Office Mojo
[2] Any Day Now (http:/ / www. rottentomatoes. com/ m/ any_day_now_2012/ ) at Rotten Tomatoes
[3] ""Any Day Now" and "Quartet" Share Audience Choice Award" (http:/ / www. chicagofilmfestival. com/ news/ display_news.
php?article=_any_day_now__and__quartet__share_audience_choice_award). Chicago International Film Festival. 25 October 2012. .
Retrieved 14 November 2012.
[4] "SIFF 2012 Award Winners" (http:/ / www. siff. net/ festival/ film/ programdetail. aspx?FID=254& PID=442). Seattle International Film
Festival. . Retrieved 14 November 2012.
[5] "2012 TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES HEINEKEN AUDIENCE AWARD WINNERS – ANY DAY NOW AND BURN"
(http:/ / www. tribecafilm. com/ festival/ media/ tribeca-film-festival-home/
2012_TRIBECA_FILM_FESTIVAL_ANNOUNCES_HEINEKEN_AUDIENCE_AWARD_WINNERS__ANY_DAY_NOW_AND_BURN.
html). TribecaFilm.com. 28 April 2012. . Retrieved 14 November 2012.
[6] "Outfest 2012 Awards" (http:/ / www. outfest. org/ fest2012/ awards. html). Outfest. . Retrieved 14 November 2012.
[7] Brooks, Brian (18 June 2012). "Invisible War, Any Day Now Win at Provincetown Film Festival" (http:/ / movieline. com/ 2012/ 06/ 18/
alan-cumming-kirby-dick-invisible-war-provincetown/ ). Movieline. . Retrieved 14 November 2012.
[8] Krajeski, Justin (15 October 2012). "'Any Day Now' and 'Once in a Lullaby: The PS22 Chorus Story' Win Audience Awards at Woodstock
Film Festival" (http:/ / www. indiewire. com/ article/
any-day-now-and-once-in-a-lullaby-the-ps22-chorus-story-win-audience-awards-at-woodstock-film-festival). Indiewire. . Retrieved 14
November 2012.
External links
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Official website (http://www.anydaynowmovie.com/)
Any Day Now (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2066176/) at the Internet Movie Database
Any Day Now (http://www.allrovi.com/movies/movie/v562173) at AllRovi
Any Day Now (http://www.boxofficemojo.com/movies/?id=anydaynow.htm) at Box Office Mojo
Any Day Now (http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/any_day_now_2012/) at Rotten Tomatoes
Any Day Now (http://www.metacritic.com/movie/any-day-now) at Metacritic
Any Day Now (https://www.facebook.com/anydaynowmovie) on Facebook
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Burn Notice
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Burn Notice
Burn Notice
Genre
Drama
Action
Created by
Matt Nix
Starring
Jeffrey Donovan
Gabrielle Anwar
Bruce Campbell
Sharon Gless
Coby Bell
Ending theme
Original Score by John Dickson
Country of origin
United States
Language(s)
English
No. of seasons
6
No. of episodes
98 + 1 movie (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
Matt Nix
Mikkel Bondesen
Jeff Freilich
Producer(s)
Michael J. Wilson
Jason Tracey
Craig S. O'Neill
Mikkel Bondesen
Location(s)
Miami, Florida
Camera setup
Single-camera
Running time
approx. 42 minutes
Production company(s) Fox Television Studios
Fuse Entertainment
Flying Glass of Milk Productions
Broadcast
Original channel
USA Network
Picture format
1080i (HDTV)
Original run
June 28, 2007 – present
External links
Website
[1]
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Burn Notice is an American television series created by Matt Nix. The show stars Jeffrey Donovan, Gabrielle
Anwar, Bruce Campbell, Sharon Gless, and, beginning in the fourth season, Coby Bell.[2] The series premiered on
June 28, 2007, on USA Network.[3][4] On November 7, 2012, the show was renewed for its seventh season, which is
set to have 13 episodes, and is scheduled to premiere summer 2013.[5][6]
Plot
The title of the series refers to the burn notices issued by intelligence agencies to discredit or announce the dismissal
of agents or sources who are considered to have become unreliable. When spies are burned, their connection to an
espionage organization is terminated, leaving them without access to cash or influence. According to the narration
during the opening credits, the burned spy has no prior work history, no money, no support network – in essence, no
identity. The television series uses second-person narrative and frequent voice-overs providing exposition from the
viewpoint of covert-operations agent Michael Westen, played by Jeffrey Donovan. The voice-over commentary is in
the form of tips for fledgling agents as if for a training or orientation film.
[7]
After fleeing a blown operation in Nigeria and being kidnapped and beaten, Westen finds himself in his hometown
of Miami, Florida. He is tended to by his ex-girlfriend, Fiona Glenanne, but he has been abandoned by all his normal
intelligence contacts and is under continuous surveillance with his personal assets frozen. Extraordinary efforts to
reach his U.S. government handler eventually yield only a grudging admission that someone powerful wants him "on
ice" in Miami. If he leaves there, he will be hunted down and taken into custody. If he stays, he can remain relatively
free. Consumed by the desire to find out who burned him, and why, Westen is reluctantly drawn into working as an
unlicensed private investigator and problem solver for ordinary citizens to fund his personal investigation into his
situation as a blacklisted agent.
Westen invites his old friend Sam Axe to assist him, while Fiona invites herself to join them. With the occasional
assistance and sometimes hindrance of his mother, Madeline, Westen battles an array of such criminal figures as
mobsters, gangs, con artists, murderers, thieves, arms traffickers, kidnappers, money launderers, and drug traffickers.
At the same time, Michael must follow the trail that leads him to the people responsible for his being burned, and
later finding out why.
The series juggles these two narratives; the overall series dealing with why Michael was burned, and individual
episodes focusing on the cases he works for clients.
Cast
• Jeffrey Donovan as Michael Westen: A CIA contractor who has been burned (identified as an unreliable or
dangerous agent) and now finds himself in his hometown of Miami, unable to leave. With his assets frozen, he is
forced to live off his wits and any small investigative jobs he can find while he searches for answers about who
has burned him and why. Highly skilled and extremely clever, he can think on his feet, often improvising
electronic devices and using ordinary items ranging from duct tape to cake frosting in highly unorthodox ways to
complete a job. He has two black belts or, as he puts it in one episode, "thirty years of karate" and is "rated with
anything that fires a bullet or holds an edge". He has an uncanny ability to assume cover identities, working in
numerous regional dialects and international accents. He believes that his unhappy childhood, largely at the hands
of an abusive father, has helped to make him into a natural covert operative while also making close relationships
difficult for him. He has a younger brother, Nate (Seth Peterson), who appeared in several episodes before being
killed by a sniper in Season 6. Michael presents himself as a cynic hardened by experience but occasionally
reveals a soft, and sometimes vulnerable, side. His favorite food is yogurt, which is featured or eaten by at least
one of the characters in each episode. He has a volatile romantic relationship with Fiona.
• Gabrielle Anwar as Fiona Glenanne: A former IRA operative and Westen's ex-girlfriend. Fiona re-enters
Michael's life when he is dumped in Miami and she decides to stay, quickly making herself valuable to him.
Aside from serving as his firearms and explosives expert, she provides support to him on his investigations and, at
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times, assists him in missions to find out who burned him. In the pilot episode, she speaks with an Irish accent. In
the second episode, she changes to an American accent, along with a change in her style of dress, in an effort to
distance herself from her past and blend in, showing her own ability to adapt. She is both a complement to
Michael and his match in many ways, both intellectually and tactically. Series creator Matt Nix has said about
Michael and Fiona's relationship:[8]
The thing about the relationship with Fiona is...They are two people who really don't have anybody else
they can be with. Anybody else is going to be afraid of what Michael does, and it sort of turns her on,
and anybody else for Michael is going to be uninteresting. He is attracted to her, but part of what we
explore over the first season is they really are attracted with each other, and yet there is a reason they
broke up. She is an incredibly chaotic person who just thrives on disorder... Violence is foreplay for her.
—Matt Nix
Where Michael is concerned, Fiona is not entirely willing to let go of their past relationship, which continues
to simmer. In the latter half of season three, it is shown that the two of them are close to reigniting their
relationship. As season five starts, the two move in together, but tension in their romantic relationship remains.
However, she is accused of the British Embassy bombings as the antagonist tricks her into confessing a crime
she did not commit. Anson uses this leverage over Michael and forces him to do work for himself. Fiona
surrenders and is arrested by the FBI as Michael watches in vain.
• Bruce Campbell as Sam Axe: An aging, semi-retired covert operative and former Navy SEAL. With a low amount
of cash-on-hand to his name, Sam spends most of his time sleeping with rich, older Miami women in exchange
for food and shelter. He and Westen are old buddies; Sam is also Westen's last, tenuous contact in the official spy
community. He presents himself as "the guy who knows a guy", and Michael frequently relies on Sam's
seemingly inexhaustible list of contacts. Sam also uses the alias "Charles (or 'Chuck') Finley" frequently during
jobs. It is revealed in the pilot that he is also an FBI informant, reporting on Westen under duress. Knowing this,
Westen is able to pass false information to the FBI through Sam, who is glad to become his double agent. At
some point in the past, Sam foiled Fiona's attempt to sell a large shipment of weapons to a Libyan arms dealer,
costing her a good deal of money. As a result, Fiona initially is very hostile towards him, but the two eventually
become very antagonistic friends. Sam will occasionally ask her for advice concerning his relationships with
women, and Michael has said that the two of them make a good team.
• Sharon Gless as Madeline Westen: Michael's mother, "Maddie" is a chain-smoking retiree. Although attempting
to keep a sense of gravitas and self-importance, she is family-oriented and fully supports both of her sons in times
of need, as well as helping Michael with his clients. In the mid-season finale of the third season, she considers
leaving Miami, but realizes her significance to his business. Until recently, she has had only infrequent
communication with Michael, noting in the pilot that Michael has missed his father's funeral "by eight years".
During the first few seasons, Michael does not relish her company, but he gradually grows to appreciate her
strength and love. Despite this, her appeals for help are Michael's one great weakness, and she has the ability to
persuade him to do as she wishes.
• Coby Bell as Jesse Porter (season 4–present): A counterintelligence expert whom Michael unwittingly burns
when Michael went looking for some classified files on a terrorist about whom Jesse had information. He comes
to Michael for help, hoping to find and kill the people responsible for burning him, and gradually becomes part of
Michael's team. He briefly considers killing Michael after discovering it was Michael who burned him, but
instead grudgingly continues to work with the team, as he and Michael slowly reconcile. He is eventually
reinstated, but soon finds he can no longer tolerate the "red tape" to do government work, and takes a job with a
private security firm while remaining a vital component of Michael's team.
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Episodes
Season
Timeslot (ET)
#
Ep.
Premiered
Date
Premiere
Viewers
(in
Ended
Date
millions)
Finale
Viewers
(in
TV
Season
Viewers
(in
millions)
millions)
12
June 28,
2007
[9]
4.0
16
July 10,
2008
[11]
5.39
March 5, 2009
[12]
6.1
2008–2009
TBA
Thursday 9:00 pm (June 4, 2009 – August 6,
2009)
16
June 4,
2009
[13]
5.99
March 4, 2010
[14]
4.32
2009–2010
TBA
4
Thursday 9:00 pm (June 3, 2010 – August 26,
2010)
Thursday 10:00 pm (November 11, 2010 –
December 9, 2010)
Thursday 9:00 pm (December 16, 2010)
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June 3,
2010
[15]
6.62
December 16,
2010
[16]
5.11
2010
[17]
6.69
5
Thursday 9:00 pm (June 23, 2011 –
September 8, 2011)
Thursday 10:00 pm (November 3, 2011 –
December 15, 2011)
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June 23,
2011
[18]
5.17
December 15,
2011
[19]
2.89
2011
[20]
6.21
6
Thursday 9:00 pm (June 14, 2012 –
November 8, 2012)
Thursday 10:00 pm (November 15, 2012 –
December 13, 2012)
Thursday 9:00 pm (December 20, 2012)
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June 14,
2012
[21]
3.87
December 20,
2012
N/A
2012
TBA
1
Thursday 10:00 pm (June 28, 2007 –
September 13, 2007)
Thursday 9:00 pm (September 20, 2007)
2
Thursday 10:00 pm (July 10, 2008 – March 5,
2009)
3
Thursday 10:00 pm (January 21, 2010 –
March 4, 2010)
September 20,
2007
[10]
4.8
2007
TBA
Season one
The first season, consisting of 12 episodes, follows Michael's investigation into the identity of the man who burned
him. It also introduced the main characters: Fiona, Michael's ex-girlfriend; Sam, a former Navy SEAL and Michael's
best friend; and Madeline, Michael's hypochondriac mother. The season saw many appearances by Agents Harris
and Lane (Marc Macaulay and Brandon Morris), two FBI agents sent to keep tabs on Michael. They were eventually
replaced by Agent Bly (Alex Carter), who in turn was removed from Michael's case. By the end of the season,
Michael has discovered the identity of the man who wrote his burn notice, Phillip Cowan (Richard Schiff), only to
see him killed. Michael later is contacted by a mysterious woman, ending the season on a cliffhanger.
Season two
The second season, consisting of 16 episodes, depicts Michael's struggle to discover more about his new "handler"
and use her to get to the people that burned him. The season begins with Michael meeting Carla (Tricia Helfer), the
woman on the phone from the previous season. He begins a professional relationship with her after she begins
bringing him clients. Meanwhile, Madeline begins getting closer to learning about Michael's secret life. By the
season finale, Fiona kills Carla, and Michael meets "Management" (John Mahoney), the leader of a professional
black ops syndicate. After telling Management that he wants out, Michael leaps from a helicopter and into the ocean,
effectively ending their relationship as well as the "protection" that Management had secretly been providing for
Michael.
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Season three
The third season, consisting of 16 episodes, shows Michael in his quest to have his burn notice lifted. The season
begins where the previous left off: Michael swims back to Miami, where he is met by Michelle Paxson (Moon
Bloodgood), a Miami police detective who is intent on bringing Michael down. After he finally convinces her to stay
away, Michael is approached by Tom Strickler (Ben Shenkman), an agent to the spies. Strickler claims that he can
have Michael's burn notice lifted, but at a very high cost. Michael eventually must kill Strickler instead to save
Fiona's life. In the meantime, Michael begins meeting Diego Garza (Otto Sanchez), a CIA agent who gives Michael
information about his burn. However, after Strickler's death, Garza is murdered, and Michael is nearly back to square
one. Later, Michael is confronted by Mason Gilroy (Chris Vance), a freelance psychopath who once worked for
Strickler and confesses to the murder of Garza. Gilroy asks for Michael's help with an operation, and Michael, not
wanting to let Gilroy get away with anything, follows. He discovers that Gilroy is attempting to break a high-risk
felon out of prison. After Gilroy's murder, Michael learns the identity of the prisoner: Simon Escher (Garret
Dillahunt), the man who committed the crimes for which Michael was framed. In the final scenes of the season,
Michael is arrested and taken to a mysterious room.
Season four
The fourth season, consisting of 18 episodes, follows Michael as he begins working for the people who burned him
once again. As with most other seasons, the fourth season begins immediately after the events of the previous.
Michael, still in prison, is visited by Vaughn (Robert Wisdom), a high-ranking member of management. He serves as
Michael's new handler, bringing Michael various jobs and even participating in some. Over the events of the season,
Michael inadvertently burns a spy himself: Jesse Porter, a counterintelligence operative. Michael eventually
reconnects with Simon, who directs Michael to a telecommunications magnate named John Barrett (Robert Patrick).
After luring Barrett to Miami, Michael discovers that a coded Bible contains a complete list of the people who
burned him. Jesse soon discovers that Michael was the one who burned him, leading to a rift between the two.
Michael later is forced to kill Barrett to save himself, but loses the Bible in the process. Eventually, Sam and Jesse
are able to reclaim the list, and decide to give the list to Marv (Richard Kind), Jesse's old handler. However, Marv is
killed by Tyler Brennen (Jay Karnes), one of Michael's old foes. Now in possession of the list, Brennen hires another
of Michael's enemies, "Dead" Larry Sizemore (Tim Matheson), to help track down the people on the list. Instead,
Larry kills Brennen, which signals Michael's betrayal to Vaughn. Vaughn returns to Miami to have Michael, Fiona,
and Jesse killed. However, Sam and Madeline are able to track down a congressman (John Doman) who is able to
call for help. Michael is finally taken to Washington D.C. where he is met by an unidentified man (Dylan Baker)
who proclaims, "Welcome back."
Season five
The fifth season, consisting of 18 episodes, begins six months after Michael successfully rejoins the CIA as a
consultant. The man from the final scenes of the fourth season has been identified as Raines, and, along with Max
(Grant Show), Michael begins hunting down and arresting all of the people on Simon's list. However, while pursuing
the final man on the list, they discover that the man is dead, leaving many mysteries unsolved, perhaps forever. Even
though no names remain on the list, Michael is still consumed with "inconsistencies" he has found in the files
regarding his burn notice. Michael continues to work with Max until Max's murder, for which Michael is framed.
Michael begins to pursue the real killer while simultaneously dodging any suspicions from Dani Pearce (Lauren
Stamile), Max's replacement. After clearing his name on Max's murder by forcing the confession (and subsequent
suicide) of the real killer, Michael finally comes face to face with the man who burned him: Anson Fullerton (Jere
Burns), who is blackmailing Fiona to get Michael to do what he wants. After Michael and his team are repeatedly
forced to commit crimes and complete increasingly dangerous missions on Anson's behalf, Fiona turns herself in,
freeing Michael to pursue Anson without concern for her.
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