Crutch

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In this independent coming-of-age drama, David (Eben Gordon) is a 16-year-old boy living in New Jersey, who has been forced to grow up in a hurry. David's father, Jack (James Earley), has decided to leave Katie (Juanita Walsh), his wife, and David's mother. Katie, who has long had a problem with alcohol, quickly sinks deep into drink, and as his siblings distance themselves from the situation, David finds himself taking care of his mother and running the household. David has an interest in acting, and in an ...
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Overview

In this independent coming-of-age drama, David (Eben Gordon) is a 16-year-old boy living in New Jersey, who has been forced to grow up in a hurry. David's father, Jack (James Earley), has decided to leave Katie (Juanita Walsh), his wife, and David's mother. Katie, who has long had a problem with alcohol, quickly sinks deep into drink, and as his siblings distance themselves from the situation, David finds himself taking care of his mother and running the household. David has an interest in acting, and in an effort to escape from his troubles at home, he immerses himself in his school's theater program. David begins to bond with Kenny (Rob Moretti), his drama teacher, but he soon realizes that Kenny's greatest interest in him is sexual. While David feels no physical attraction to men, he succumbs to pressure from Kenny and finds himself in a relationship with his teacher. Desperate to blot out the troubling emotions that envelop him, David begins drinking and using drugs, with unhappy results. Crutch was the first feature film from Rob Moretti, who wrote and directed the picture, also playing Kenny.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/27/2011
  • UPC: 631008072494
  • Original Release: 2004
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  • Source: Ariztical
  • Time: 1:29:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 40,887

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Eben Gordon David
Rob Moretti Kenny
Juanita Walsh Katie
Jennifer Laine Williams Julia
Jennifer J. Katz Maryann
James Earley Jack
Robert Bray Michael
Laura O'Reilly Lisa
Tim Loftus Zac
Sylvia Norman Linda
Frankie R. Faison Jerry
Technical Credits
Rob Moretti Director, Editor, Executive Producer, Producer, Screenwriter
Michael Philip Anthony Asst. Director, Executive Producer, Producer
Doreen Courtright Musical Direction/Supervision
Jennifer M. Erickson Editor
Larry Fallon Makeup
Brian Fass Cinematographer
Ben Goldberg Score Composer, Sound Mixer
Tia Dionne Hodge Associate Producer
Paul Jacks Screenwriter
Ken Schactman Casting
Eric Smith Producer, Production Manager
Glenn Taylor Sound Mixer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    IMPRESSIVE

    Wonderfully filmed, poignant story, fantastic actors. An impressive film to say the least. I hope to see it in wide release so all can enjoy. The story is a coming of age story of an endearing young man and his struggles with addiction, family, and love. Writer/Director/Actor Rob Moretti must have had a roller-coaster of a ride creating this film. It is charged with honesty, hardship, and an underlying theme of Making/Creating and fighting the Unmaking/Destroying. The demons of this film reside in each of the characters, but they are ousted by the goodness and will of those same characters. Eben Gordon is brilliant. I can't wait to see his next project. He plays David, the protagonist. His execution of character development reminds me of Edward Norton's in "American X". He goes from young and innocent to hardened and wiser within a wonderfully timed and subtle arc. Rob Moretti impresses as David's mentor, Kenny. The relationship these two actors create is potent, real, and honest. It brings to mind the torrential joy and disaster of my first love certainly. With everything else Moretti must have dealt with on set as director/writer I find it very impressive that he and Gordon created such synergy. Most of the other actors did very well, though I would have loved to see more of Frankie Faison as Jerry. An intricate film and wonderful experience. It was very impressive.

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