America Brown

Overview

A young man leaves his home and family in search of himself in this independent drama. America Brown Ryan Kwanten -- called "Ricky" by most of his friends -- was born and raised in a West Texas town where football is treated more like a religion than a game. Raised by a single mother Karen Black, America's primary male role model has been his older brother Daniel Michael Rapaport, who has drilled it into Ricky's head that it's his destiny to be a football star. But America has come to hate football, and ...
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Overview

A young man leaves his home and family in search of himself in this independent drama. America Brown Ryan Kwanten -- called "Ricky" by most of his friends -- was born and raised in a West Texas town where football is treated more like a religion than a game. Raised by a single mother Karen Black, America's primary male role model has been his older brother Daniel Michael Rapaport, who has drilled it into Ricky's head that it's his destiny to be a football star. But America has come to hate football, and especially loathes Bo Leo Burmester, the manipulative coach of his high-school team. Desperate to get away from it all, America runs away to New York City, where he seeks refuge with John Cross Hill Harper, a one-time football legend from West Texas who gave up the game to become a Catholic priest. As America looks to find a new life, he finds in Cross a man who is still haunted by his past and smitten with a woman in his congregation, Rosie Élodie Bouchez. America, meanwhile, develops an infatuation of his own with Vera Natasha Lyonne, a pretty but streetwise girl who waits tables at a neighborhood diner. America Brown was the first feature film from writer and director Paul Black; it was screened at the 2004 Tribeca Film Festival.
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Special Features

Making-of featurette; Outtake; Original Trailer
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/8/2005
  • UPC: 807839002201
  • Original Release: 2004
  • Rating:

  • Source: Tla
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Wide Screen / Subtitled
  • Sound: Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound
  • Time: 1:30:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 81,355

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Ryan Kwanten America 'Ricky' Brown
Hill Harper John Cross
Karen Black Marianne Brown
Natasha Lyonne Vera
Élodie Bouchez Rosie
Leo Burmester Bo Williams
Frankie R. Faison Coach Bryant
Michael Rapaport Daniel Brown
Elizabeth Bove Mrs. Noonan
Technical Credits
Paul Black Director, Producer, Screenwriter
Keiko Deguchi Editor
Andrew Fierberg Producer
Paul Hsu Sound Editor
Christine Weiss Lurie Producer
Bega Metzner Costumes/Costume Designer
Michael Montes Score Composer
Richard Rutkowski Cinematographer
Adrienne Stern Casting
Ethan Tobman Production Designer
Christina Weiss Producer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- American Brown
1. Coming to New York [4:43]
2. My Name's America Brown [5:30]
3. Prey [4:41]
4. Memories of Texas [7:01]
5. Here to Stay [3:08]
6. Something Ain't Right [4:45]
7. I Don't Remember [4:51]
8. He's Got the Secret (weapon) [4:17]
9. International Man of Mystery [5:50]
10. Crusing For a Brusing [2:43]
11. I'm Happy Right Here [2:26]
12. Texas Comes to NYC [3:45]
13. Did He Do the Killing? [4:48]
14. It All Happend So Fast [3:49]
15. Ice Cream to Insult [3:32]
16. Breakdown [:07]
17. Healing Powers [6:28]
18. Integrity [6:37]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- American Brown
   Play
   Chapters
   Set Up
      5.1 Surround Sound
      2.0 Stereo
      English Subtitles: On
      English Subtitles: Off
      Play Movie
   Special Features
      Making-Of Featurette
      Outtake
      America Brown Trailer
      Trailers
         Mysterious Skin
         Ma Mère
         Death of a Dynasty
         Play Movie
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