The Pool Boys

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The Pool Boys
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Directed by James B. Rogers
Produced by Warren Zide
Steve Markoff
Michael Arata
Written by Stuart Gibbs
Julie O'Hora
Justin Ware
Starring Matthew Lillard
Brett Davern
Rachelle Lefèvre
Efren Ramirez
Tom Arnold
George Takei
Music by Peter Rafelson
Edited by Dennis M. Hill
Distributed by Seven Arts Pictures
Release date
  • September 30, 2011 (2011-09-30)
Running time
107 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $15.000.000

The Pool Boys, also known as American Summer, is a 2011 comedy film directed by James B. Rogers. It stars Matthew Lillard, Brett Davern, Rachelle Lefèvre, Efren Ramirez and Tom Arnold.

Principal photography began in late April 2007, with filming taking place throughout the New Orleans Metropolitan Area.[1] Since wrapping at the end of the following month, the film struggled to find a wide release.[2] The film was later released to home media on December 27, 2011.[3]


After Alex Sperling, a Harvard-bound valedictorian, loses his summer internship, he heads to Los Angeles to work for his cousin Roger. Unfortunately, Roger isn't the successful businessman he's made himself out to be (having dropped out of Harvard and becoming a pool boy). After a series of mishaps force Alex and Roger to squat in the mansion of one of Roger's clients, they join forces with a local escort to start an escort business. As the business quickly grows, the boys find themselves trapped in the middle of outlandish situations.



  1. ^ Scott, Mike (May 22, 2007). "N.O. stands in for Beverly Hills in new film". NOLA Media Group. Retrieved September 6, 2013. 
  2. ^ Scott, Mike (December 26, 2011). "Long-delayed New Orleans-shot comedy 'Pool Boys' settles for cheap laughs". The Times-Picayune. NOLA Media Group. Retrieved September 6, 2013. 
  3. ^ Katz, Josh (December 7, 2011). "The Pool Boys Blu-ray". Retrieved September 6, 2013. 

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