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Fighting Words
     

Fighting Words

Director: E. Paul Edwards, C. Thomas Howell, Tara D'Agostino, Jeff Stearns

Cast: E. Paul Edwards, C. Thomas Howell, Tara D'Agostino, Jeff Stearns

 
A spitfire coffeehouse poet catches the attention of a conservative publisher, only to find that her attempts to get him to take part in an underground poetry-reading contest mask a much deeper motivation in the feature directorial debut of longtime television writer E. Paul Edwards. To Jake Thompson, poetry is the purest way of expressing his inner rage. Marni Elliot

Overview

A spitfire coffeehouse poet catches the attention of a conservative publisher, only to find that her attempts to get him to take part in an underground poetry-reading contest mask a much deeper motivation in the feature directorial debut of longtime television writer E. Paul Edwards. To Jake Thompson, poetry is the purest way of expressing his inner rage. Marni Elliot is an attractive publisher who is drawn to Jake's use of words, and convinced that he could take home the top prize at the Los Angeles Poetron -- a competitive poetry contest that has set the underground literary community ablaze. Though Jake at first refuses on the grounds that competition spoils the purity of art, he is intensely drawn to Marni and soon relents after the pair fall into bed together. When Marni reveals to Jake that she is HIV-positive, he quickly breaks the relationship off. As the Poetron draws near and Jake learns that he will be competing against Marni's former lover, however, he comes to realize that he cannot get the publisher out of his mind, and that his sympathy for her condition has helped him to overcome his anger as it transforms him into both a better poet, and a more capable competitor.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/16/2007
UPC:
0825284200331
Original Release:
2007
Rating:
NR
Source:
Indican
Region Code:
1
Time:
1:29:00

Special Features

Cast & crew interviews including C. Thomas Howell; Image gallery; Sneak previews; Theatrical trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
C. Thomas Howell David Settles
Tara D'Agostino Marni Elliot
Jeff Stearns Jake Thompson
Fred Willard Longfellow
Edward Albert Marc Neihauser
Fred Williamson Gabriel
Michael Parks Benny the Heckler
Val Lauren Etch-A-Sketch
Dominic Comperatore Alan Mitzer
Jen Dede Lisa
Vanessa Doorman Shelly
Dwight Ewell Leopold
Joe Restivo Millhouse
Amir Talai Ralphie
Tucker Smallwood Dr. Peters

Technical Credits
E. Paul Edwards Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Charles Bernstein Score Composer
Paul Ferguson Co-producer
Bob Hayes Cinematographer
Bryce Eric Holtshousen Production Designer
Alan Roberts Editor,Producer
Patrick S. Young Associate Producer
Robert Zaytoun Executive Producer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Fighting Words
1. Chapter 1 [5:38]
2. Chapter 2 [5:22]
3. Chapter 3 [5:16]
4. Chapter 4 [6:55]
5. Chapter 5 [5:14]
6. Chapter 6 [5:40]
7. Chapter 7 [6:14]
8. Chapter 8 [5:36]
9. Chapter 9 [6:36]
10. Chapter 10 [5:25]
11. Chapter 11 [3:19]
12. Chapter 12 [6:55]
13. Chapter 13 [8:58]
14. Chapter 14 [8:19]
15. Chapter 15 [2:59]
16. Chapter 16 [3:20]

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