Taking Chances (film)

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Taking Chances
Taking Chances (2009) dvd cover.jpg
DVD cover
Directed by Talmage Cooley
Produced by Lori Christopher, Larry Furlong, Michael Aguilar, David Guy Levy
Written by Annie Nocenti
Starring Justin Long
Emmanuelle Chriqui
Rob Corddry
Keir O'Donnell
Nick Offerman
Missi Pyle
David Jensen
Jimmi Simpson
Brian Howe
Phil Reeves
Cinematography Steve Gainer
Edited by Joe Klotz
Distributed by Lionsgate
Release dates
  • November 2009 (2009-11)
Running time
99 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Taking Chances is a 2009 comedy film directed by Talmage Cooley.

Plot[edit]

The screenplay by Annie Nocenti (with an uncredited Talmage Cooley) follows Chase Revere, manager of the local history museum, who discovers that an Indian casino is about to be built over the town's Revolutionary War battlefield. He joins forces with the sexy town siren, Lucy Shanks, to launch an all-out offensive against the project. They encounter fierce opposition from the corrupt mayor, the town council and local citizens, who believe that the casino will cure the bankrupt town's financial woes.

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

The film was originally entitled Patriotville, after its fictional town. It was shot on location in South Carolina.[1]

In 2012, co-screenwriter Annie Nocenti blogged, "I hate this movie. I wrote it as a crime heist with a slut as the star and by the time it was finished it was a romance and she was a virgin."[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ DVD end credits.
  2. ^ Nocenti, Annie (January 8, 2012) Taking Chances, annienocenti.com.

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