Second Best

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Writer Eric Weber author of the infamous paperback How to Pick Up Girls directs his screenplay Second Best. Set in New Jersey, the story concerns a group of fiftysomething men dealing with their feelings of inadequacy. Struggling writer Elliot Joe Pantoliano is the most desperate of the bunch, having failed in the publishing business and trying to finish writing a screenplay. The group prepares for a visit from their old childhood friend who is now a big-time Hollywood producer. Elliot hopes this visit will lead ...
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Writer Eric Weber author of the infamous paperback How to Pick Up Girls directs his screenplay Second Best. Set in New Jersey, the story concerns a group of fiftysomething men dealing with their feelings of inadequacy. Struggling writer Elliot Joe Pantoliano is the most desperate of the bunch, having failed in the publishing business and trying to finish writing a screenplay. The group prepares for a visit from their old childhood friend who is now a big-time Hollywood producer. Elliot hopes this visit will lead to bigger things in his own life. Also starring Boyd Gaines, Jennifer Tilly, and Bronson Pinchot, Second Best was shown at the Sundance Film Festival in 2004 as part of the American Spectrum competition.
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Special Features

Commentary with Joe Pantoliano and director Eric Weber; Behind the scenes images
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/15/2005
  • UPC: 821575541855
  • Original Release: 2003
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  • Source: Velocity / Thinkfilm
  • Time: 1:26:00
  • Format: DVD

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Boyd Gaines Richard
Jennifer Tilly Carole
Peter Gerety Marshall
Bronson Pinchot Doc Klingenstein
Matthew Arkin Gerald
Polly Draper Paula
Barbara Barrie Dorothea
James Ryan Danny
Paulina Porizkova Allison
Patricia Hearst Alana
Fiona Gallagher Tiffany
Joe Pantoliano Elliot Kelman
Technical Credits
Eric Weber Director, Screenwriter
Antonio L. Arroyo Sound/Sound Designer
Kitty Boots Costumes/Costume Designer
Craig Cobb Editor
Callum Greene Producer
Anthony Katagas Producer
Mila Khalevich Art Director
John Leccese Score Composer
Paul Mayersohn Executive Producer
Chris Norr Cinematographer
John Nyomarkay Production Designer
Tom O'Brien Score Composer
Eric Offin Sound/Sound Designer
Joe Pantoliano Producer
Curtis Smith Asst. Director
Ethan Tobman Set Decoration/Design
Lina Todd Casting
Doug Torres Associate Producer
Joe Weber Score Composer
Nathan Wilson Score Composer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Second Best
2. The Loser [6:29]
3. The Loser's Pursuit [3:30]
4. Crossing Paths [4:52]
5. Charity Case [6:04]
6. Guy's Night out [10:59]
7. Carole and Elliot [3:01]
8. Old Firends [6:51]
9. Confessions [2:18]
10. Richard's Treat [6:40]
11. In the Hole [7:13]
12. Star Struck [6:37]
13. Jealousy Wins [7:16]
14. Looking Forward [1:50]
15. Loser Fights Back [2:41]
16. Always Second Best [4:15]
17. End Credits [4:05]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Second Best
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   Scene Selection
   Trailer Gallery
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      Second Best
      Murderball
      Dallas 362
      The Aristocrats
   Audio Setup
      Director and Actor Commentart With Joey P and Mark: On
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