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Strangers With Candy

The cult-favorite television series which offered a fun-house version of '70s "after-school specials" returns in this big-screen prequel to the show Strangers With Candy. Middle-aged ex-prostitute, former drug addict and all-around lowlife Jerri Blank (Amy Sedaris) emerges from prison at the age of 46 ready to start her life over again. Jerri arrives at her parents' home to discover that her father Guy (Dan Hedaya) divorced Jerri's mom and remarried before slipping into a coma. Jerri's stepmom Sara (Deborah Rush) decides to let her stay with the family in the hope her presence might bring Guy around, though she doesn't seem very fond of her new "daughter." Jerri decides to complete the education she abandoned years ago by enrolling at Flatpoint High School, where Principal Blackman (Greg Hollimon) has bigger fish to fry than a middle-aged sex offender as a student. It seems Flatpoint's science scores have been dreadful, and only a first-place entry in the county science fair will maintain the school's accreditation. Science fair guru Roger Beekman (Matthew Broderick) is brought in with hopes of creating a winning project, but science teacher Mr. Noblet (Stephen Colbert) objects to using outside talent and starts a separate team of his own, bringing in Jerri to give her something to do. As it happens, Noblet's team comes up with a potential prize-winner with their Soup Can Superconductor, while Beekman foolishly accepts the help of art teacher Mr. Jellineck (Paul Dinello) and ends up with a dance routine instead of a science presentation. Determined to win out over Noblet's team, Beekman tries to get his hand on the plans for Noblet's project by convincing handsome Brason (Chris Pratt) to charm them away from weak-willed Jerri. Strangers With Candy also features cameo appearances from Philip Seymour Hoffman, Allison Janney, Ian Holm, and Kristen Johnston.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/14/2006
UPC: 0821575549059
Original Release: 2005
Rating: R
Source: Velocity / Thinkfilm
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time: 1:31:00

Special Features

Deleted scenes; Filmmaker commentary - featuring Amy Sedaris, Stephen CFolbert and Paul Dinello; "Atomic Car" music video starring Iris Puffybush, performed by Delano Grove and written by Delano Grove, Stephen Colbert & Paul Dinello; Trailer; Trailer gallery; 5.1 Dolby Digital Surround; 16:9 anamorphic presentation; Spanish subtitles

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Amy Sedaris Jerri Blank
Deborah Rush Sara Blank
Carlo Alban Megawatti Sacarnaputri
Maria Thayer Tammi Littlenut
Paul Dinello Geoffrey Jellineck
Stephen Colbert Chuck Noblet
Chris Pratt Brason
Elisabeth Harnois Monica
Joseph Cross Derrick Blank
Greg Hollimon Principal Blackman
Dan Hedaya Guy Blank
Matthew Broderick Roger Beekman
David Pasquesi Stew
Alexis Dziena Melissa
Ian Holm Dr. Putney
Sarah Jessica Parker Peggy Callas
Allison Janney Alice
Philip Seymour Hoffman Henry
Lian Moy Lian
Jeremy Chu Jeremy
Olivia Oguma Olivia
Hechter Ubarry Nico
Delores Duffy Iris Puffybush
Michael Rivera Maniaco
Evelyn McGee Claire Noblet
Jonah Bobo Shamus Noblet
Timothy Hsu Mascot
Chris Larkin Kim
Wallace Little Trake
Chandra Wilson Reba
Kristy Thomas Wanda
Tom Guiry P John
Calvin Robertson Les Tuckles
Kristen Johnston Coach Divers
Justin Theroux Carlo Honklin

Technical Credits
Paul Dinello Director,Screenwriter
Sandy Berman Sound/Sound Designer
Oliver Bokelberg Cinematographer
Rob Burnett Executive Producer
Stephen Colbert Co-producer,Screenwriter
Lorena David Producer
Victoria Farrell Costumes/Costume Designer
Kabuki Makeup
Jeffrey Lazar Asst. Director
David Letterman Executive Producer
Teresa Mastropiero Production Designer
Joseph Middleton Casting
Michael R. Miller Editor
Richard Move Choreography
Valerie Schaer Nathanson Producer
Fred Nigro Executive Producer
Mark Roberts Producer
Mylene Santos Art Director
Amy Sedaris Screenwriter
Marcelo Zarvos Score Composer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Strangers With Candy
1. Opening Sequence [7:01]
2. First Day [4:31]
3. Principal Blackman [4:38]
4. Making Friends [6:33]
5. Science Fair Ideas [3:49]
6. Teachers Lounge [5:05]
7. Grief Counselor [4:12]
8. Coach Divers [3:13]
9. Fig Neutrons [6:36]
10. Eyes on the Road [5:02]
11. Big Date [4:17]
12. You Can Tell Us [5:29]
13. Stolen Idea [6:01]
14. Hope [5:52]
15. New Entry [8:24]
16. End Credits [4:51]

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