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Plot, Details & Awards

Mean Creek

Rated R for language, sexual references, teen drug and alcohol use.

R In Theaters 08/20/2004 , 87min.
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Plot & Details

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.

Deauville Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2004 Deauville Film Festival In Competition Nominated

Independent Spirit Awards

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2004 Independent Spirit Awards Special Distinction Trevor Morgan Won
2004 Independent Spirit Awards Special Distinction Ryan Kelley Won
2004 Independent Spirit Awards Special Distinction Rory Culkin Won
2004 Independent Spirit Awards Special Distinction Scott Mechlowicz Won
2004 Independent Spirit Awards Special Distinction Josh Peck Won
2004 Independent Spirit Awards John Cassavetes Award Jacob Aaron Estes Won
2004 Independent Spirit Awards Special Distinction Carly Schroeder Won

Sundance Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2004 Sundance Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

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