DVD 89 mins IMDB 7.3 (5,062 votes)
Mean Creek
Paramount Pictures (2004)
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(May 2005 )
USA  /  English

Rory Culkin Sam
Ryan Kelley Clyde
Scott Mechlowicz Marty 'Martini' Blank
Trevor Morgan Rocky
Josh Peck George
Carly Schroeder Millie
J.W. Crawford Tom
Michael Fisher-Welsh Mr. Levinworth
Raissa Fleming Maggie Tooney
Kaz Garas Detective Wright
Brandon Williams Kile Blank (as Branden Williams)
Shelly Lipkin Mr. Merrick
Heath Lourwood Jasper
Ryan Peterson Cashier
Hagai Shaham Handsome Police Officer

Director Jacob Aaron Estes
Producer Susan Johnson; Rick Rosenthal; Hagai Shaham
Writer Jacob Aaron Estes
Cinematography Sharone Meir
Musician Ethan Gold; Gretchen Lieberum; tomandandy
User Credit 1 Madeleine Gavin
User Credit 2 Cynthia Morrill

Beneath The Surface Everyone Has A Secret.

With wonderfully authentic performances from a talented cast including Rory Culkin (Signs, You Can Count On Me) and Trevor Morgan, first-time director Jacob Aaron Estes brings you a story of friendship, tolerance and forgiveness that Roger Ebert calls "extraordinary" and Entertainment Weekly says is "...a terrifically harrowing tale!"

Sam (Culkin) can't seem to forget the day as he was beaten at school by the class bully, George. His teenage brother Rocky (Morgan) won't let him forget, either. Together with his best friends, Rocky plans a little harmless revenge and a lesson in humility. But, when the plan turns suddenly tragic, the true lesson of consequence is one they must all learn themselves. Kenneth Turan of the L.A. Times says Mean Creek is "...a revelation... with echoes of Deliverance and ...River's Edge."

Edition Details
Barcode 097363443346
Region Region 1
Release Date 1/25/2005
Packaging Keep Case
Screen Ratio Widescreen 1.85:1 Color
Subtitles English
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 [CC]
ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Stereo [CC]
ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Surround [CC]
Layers Single Side, Single Layer
No. of Disks/Tapes 1

Commentary by Director and Cast
Personal Details
User Lookup 1 DVD Copy
User Text 1 Language, sexual references, teen drug and alcohol use.
User Text 2 Beneath the surface, everyone has a secret.
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Trivia: In the truth or dare scene, when asked about his fantasy, Rocky says he fantasized about a girl named Susan Johnson. One of the producers of the film is called Susan Johnson. (more)

Goofs: Continuity: When the kids are playing Truth Or Dare and Marty is about to perform his dare of pulling his pants down, he tells Millie to close her eyes. She leans to her right, but in the next shot she is leaning to her left and then in the next shot she is leaning to her right again. (more)

Millie: We'll never be forgiven for what we did.
Sam: You didn't do anything.
Millie: [crying] I don't wanna be here, I don't wanna be here.

Awards: 4 wins & 4 nominations (more)