Stay Cool

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Stay Cool
Theatrical poster
Directed by Michael Polish (as Ted Smith)
Produced by Ken Johnson
Written by Mark Polish
Starring Winona Ryder
Mark Polish
Hilary Duff
Sean Astin
Josh Holloway
Jon Cryer
Chevy Chase
Distributed by Initiate Productions
Release dates
  • April 23, 2009 (2009-04-23) (Tribeca)
  • September 16, 2011 (2011-09-16) (United States)
Running time
94 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $4.5 million

Stay Cool is a 2011[1] American comedy film directed by Michael Polish (credited as Ted Smith), and written by Mark Polish. The film stars Winona Ryder, Mark Polish, Hilary Duff, Sean Astin, Josh Holloway, Jon Cryer, and Chevy Chase.

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Stay Cool was filmed between July and September 2008 in Santa Clarita, Saugus and Valencia (California).[2]


A film festival version of Stay Cool was shown at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 23, 2009 and received favorable reviews. It was presented under the category for "World Narrative Film Festival". On the official Tribeca Film Festival it was described as a film that "...reminds us that time certainly does fly and old flames are hard to put out."[3] A version of the film was also premiered in May 2010 at the Marché du Film of Cannes (France).

It had a September 16, 2011 theatrical release in the United States.[4]


MTV ranked the film #5 on the "Top 10 Movies That Will Have You Screaming 'Oh My God!'" calling it "the most adult-minded movie on this list".[5]

The film currently holds a 20% rating on the site.[6]


  1. ^ "Stay Cool : Overview". Allmovie. Retrieved December 8, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Stay Cool : Locations". Retrieved 2015-03-08. ]
  3. ^ [1][dead link]
  4. ^ "Did you know that...". Retrieved 2012-10-02. 
  5. ^ "The 2009 Movies That Will Have You Screaming ‘OMG!’". MTV. 2009-01-06. Retrieved 2015-03-08. 
  6. ^ "Stay Cool Movie Reviews". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved October 18, 2011. 

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