American Movie Poster

Release Date: November 5th, 1999

DVD Release Date: May 23rd, 2000

R|1 hr 47 min

Plot Summary
In this cult-favorite documentary, Mark Borchardt, an aspiring filmmaker from a working-class Wisconsin background, is set on finishing his low-budget horror movie, despite a barrage of difficulties. Plagued by lack of cash, unreliable help and numerous personal problems, Mark wants to complete the film to raise funds for a more ambitious drama. With the assistance of his bumbling but loyal friend Mike Schank, Mark struggles to move forward, making for plenty of bittersweet moments.

Cast: Mark Borchardt, Tom Schimmels, Monica Borchardt, Alex Borchardt, Chris Borchardt, Ken Keen, Mike Schank, Matt Weisman

Director: Chris Smith

Genres: Documentary

Production Co: C-Hundred Film Corp.

Distributors: Sony Pictures Classics, Columbia TriStar Home Video

Keywords: Quest, Offbeat, Underdog, Amusing, Charming, Mother, Friend, 1990s

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