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Garbage (2012)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama | 7 May 2013 (USA)
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Two garbage truck drivers in Hollywood become celebrities overnight after they find Cuba Gooding Jr.'s Best Supporting Actor Oscar for "Jerry Maguire" and suddenly their lives go topsy-turvy.

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Phil Volken

Writer:

Phil Volken
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jed Rees ... Lenny Eaton
Jon Huck ... Abbott Smith
Alanna Ubach ... Casey Siegel
Daryl Hannah ... Herself
Michael Madsen ... Himself
Steven Bauer ... Steven
William Baldwin ... Himself
Adelicia Morris ... Petra
Bree Condon ... Jessica
George Paez ... Esteban
Ellis Robin Ellis Robin ... Mr. Torres
Don Wilson Don Wilson ... Greg
Rafelita Gallegos Rafelita Gallegos ... Yvette
Michael Joseph Carr ... Estate Manager (as Michael Carr)
Igor Chernogolov Igor Chernogolov ... Oscar Buyer
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Storyline

Lenny and Abbott are garbage truck drivers who service the homes of movie stars in Beverly Hills and Hollywood. They deal with the likes of Daryl Hannah, William Baldwin and Ben Stiller on daily basis. During a routine landfill trip, they discover Cuba Gooding Jr.'s Best Supporting Actor Oscar for "Jerry Maguire (1996)". As they trace their steps back to Cuba's house, wondering how the Oscar got in the trash, the news breaks out in the media and they become overnight celebrities. As they get sucked into the Hollywood scene and celebrity world, Lenny starts to dream big and loses it completely when he sees his dreams go up in smoke, while jeopardizing his friendship with Abbott, their jobs and their lives. Written by Phil

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Taglines:

Don't trash your dreams.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

Official Facebook | Official site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 May 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Голливудский мусор See more »

Filming Locations:

Beverly Hills, California, USA See more »

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Budget:

$1,500,000 (estimated)
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Filmmuse Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (RCA Sound System)| Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Hero garbage truck was rented from a yard of decommissioned service vehicles in Sacramento, but the actors never got a chance to drive it in the film. Trick photography, "stunt" drivers and a replicated cabin built inside of a "Budget" rental truck were used to create an impression that the guys are actually driving it. See more »

Quotes

Abbott Smith: You're a garbageman too, man, the only difference is you have an Oscar!
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References Avatar (2009) See more »

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By the Sleepy Lagoon
Written and performed by Eric Coates
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Never Quites Hits the Mark
10 December 2013 | by gavin6942See all my reviews

Two garbage truck drivers in Hollywood become celebrities overnight after they find Cuba Gooding Jr.'s Best Supporting Actor Oscar for "Jerry Maguire" and suddenly their lives go topsy-turvy.

I loved how this was such a novel concept, and made me wonder: who really collects celebrity trash? Whoever is in that position could easily use it to their advantage. Now, they are not going to find an Oscar, most likely, but they might be aware that Billy Baldwin eats a lot more fish sticks than the average person.

Unfortunately in this case, the film never fully takes off. There are some good moments and a few key cameos, but the overall arc is a low one. I feel like there could have been a little bit more going on, a bit more zaniness. Oh well. At least we got Michael Madsen.


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