Mean Creek

Mean Creek

Director: Jacob Aaron Estes Cast: Rory Culkin, Ryan Kelley, Scott Mechlowicz

DVD (Wide Screen)


Independent filmmaker Jacob Aaron Estes makes his feature debut with the coming-of-age drama Mean Creek. Rory Culkin, Ryan Kelley, Scott Mechlowicz, Josh Peck, Trevor Morgan, and Carly Schroeder are teenagers living in small-town Oregon. Some of the boys take a boat trip for a birthday celebration. When they get an idea to play a mean trick on the town bully, it suddenly goes too far. Soon they're forced to deal with the unexpected consequences of their actions. Mean Creek was workshopped at the Eugene O'Neill Center's National Playwrights Conference and premiered at the Sundance Film Festival as part of the American Spectrum program.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/25/2005
UPC: 0097363443346
Original Release: 2003
Rating: R
Source: Paramount
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time: 1:29:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; Commentary by director and cast; Storyboards; Widescreen version enhanced for 16:9 TVs; Dolby Digital English 5.1 surround; Dolby Digital English 2.0 surround; English subtitles

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Rory Culkin Sam
Ryan Kelley Clyde
Scott Mechlowicz Marty
Trevor Morgan Rocky
Josh Peck George
Carly Schroeder Millie

Technical Credits
Jacob Aaron Estes Director,Screenwriter
Michael Cottrell Sound/Sound Designer
Madeleine Gavin Editor
Betsy Goslin Art Director
Susan Johnson Producer
Matthew Lessall Casting
Dessie Markovsky Associate Producer
Greg McMickle Production Designer
Sharone Meir Cinematographer
Cynthia Morrill Costumes/Costume Designer
Jacob Mosler Asst. Director,Co-producer
Ryan Peterson Associate Producer
Deborah DelPrete Executive Producer
Gigi Pritzker Executive Producer
Emile Razpopov Sound/Sound Designer
Rick Rosenthal Producer
Hagai Shaham Producer
Nancy Stephens Executive Producer
Tomandandy Score Composer
Robin Urdang Musical Direction/Supervision

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Don't Touch My Camera! [4:03]
2. If You Could Snap Your Fingers... [2:10]
3. Millie's Questions [6:02]
4. Making a Documentary [1:48]
5. Into the Woods [3:50]
6. A Beautiful Day [1:04]
7. Truth or Dare [3:57]
8. The Aftermath [1:46]
9. The Burial [5:41]
10. Going Home [7:06]
11. George's Last Video [1:29]
12. End Credits [7:13]

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4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This film goes down deeper into the as far as the whole, bad trick goes very wrong, francise goes. Unlike all movies pertaining to this situation, this film shows more in depth emotion, such as the realization period that took place after the inncident and before the plan. (The big silence that used facial expressions and so much more to convey how they felt deep inside their minds) A phenominal film that has a first class cast.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved this movie. It made me cry. The acting,music and cinimatogerphy was great! This one is worth your time.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I thought the first half of the film was marred by stilted dialogue. It felt as if the writer was trying too hard to sound 'teenage' and authentic. Some sweet moments do slip through though, and the last half of the movie totally redeems any previous shortcomings. It would have been interesting to see some of the themes of the last half developed more, but overall this is a very fine film. I was particularly impressed with the cast and the stunning cinematography.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago