P.J. (2008)

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  • IMDb page: P.J. (2008)
  • Rate: 5.8/10 total 34 votes 
  • Genre: Drama | Thriller
  • Release Date: 7 November 2008 (USA)
  • Runtime: USA:91 min
  • Filming Location: Los Angeles, California, USA
  • Budget: $250,000(estimated)
  • Director: Russ Emanuel
  • Stars: John Heard, Howard Nash and Vincent Pastore
  • Original Music By: Neil Argo   
  • Plot Keyword: Doctor | Accident | God | Faith | Hospital

Writing Credits By:

    (in alphabetical order)

  • Emilio Iasiello  writer
  • Mark McQuown  writer

Known Trivia

  • Director Russ Emanuel put various references from his previous film “Girl With Gun” (2006 short) into “P.J.” including: the mention of Nightingale (a horse mentioned by the Burt character in “P.J.”, the main character’s name in “Girl With Gun”), the actress Tracy O’Connor (playing the Nurse on Intercom in “P.J.”, who was the Nightingale in “Girl With Gun”), and the mention of a Dr. Peterson in “P.J.” (also a name mentioned in “Girl With Gun”). Furthermore, Emanuel cast Dina Kriger to play the role of Claire in “P.J.” (she was also Lucy in “Girl With Gun”).
  • Sage Adorno plays Shelly’s (Patricia Rae) friend in the café scene, sitting right next to her – she is in reality Patrica Rae’s daughter.

Plot: A doctor tries to solve the mystery of a man with no name, multiple personalities and burns on his hands. Who is he and what happened to him? Full summary » |  »

Story: A man who has witnessed a horrific accident retreats within himself. He barely talks, and doesn't even know who he is. He is brought to a hospital where the resident doctor tries to get through to him while the doctor is fighting his own life's demons and an out-of-touch supervisor who wants the man permanently committed.Written by Anonymous  

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Produced By:

  • Tomax Aponte known as associate producer
  • Russ Emanuel known as producer
  • Craig Frankel known as executive producer
  • Russell W. Hooper III known as executive producer
  • Robert Kwartler known as associate producer
  • Mark McQuown known as producer
  • Howard Nash known as producer

FullCast & Crew:

  • John Heard known as Dr. Alan Shearson
  • Howard Nash known as Charles
  • Vincent Pastore known as Burt
  • Patricia Rae known as Shelly
  • Robert Picardo known as Stan Jamison
  • Hallie Kate Eisenberg known as Pauline
  • Glynnis O'Connor known as Evelyn
  • Lavinia Dowdell known as Mariah
  • Eddie Malavarca known as Alex the Bookie
  • Tim Cinnante known as Tony
  • Joseph Stramandi known as Lombardi
  • Dina Kriger known as Claire
  • Spencer Strumwasser known as Young Charles
  • Beth Adler known as Pauline's Mom
  • Sage Adorno known as Shelly's Friend
  • James Anthony known as Elderly Man
  • Mara Appel known as Cafe Waitress
  • Jen Arvay known as Dr. Peterson
  • Celia Au known as Hallway Orderly
  • Florencia Azpiroz known as Cafe Bartender
  • Mark Caswell known as Husband Patient
  • Kane Chiang known as Cafe Patron on Date
  • Chasity V. Davis known as Nurse in Parking Lot
  • John DePrima known as Steven's Orderly
  • Pavel Ezrohi known as Doctor in Parking Lot
  • Julie Florek known as ER Nurse
  • Katie Flynn known as Wife Patient
  • Craig Frankel known as Accident Bystander Husband
  • Jennifer Frankel known as Accident Bystander Wife
  • Jessica Frankel known as Accident Bystander Daughter
  • Lisa Greenberg known as Homeless Mom
  • Caroline Guivarch known as Catherine Monnier
  • Doreen Heller known as Hallway Doctor
  • Russell W. Hooper III known as Repairman
  • Lisa Hufnagel known as Nurse in Parking Lot
  • Eric Kask known as EMT
  • Mark LaBonte known as Bernard
  • Adam Lawrence known as ICU Orderly
  • Katharine Lerner known as ER Nurse
  • Douglas Lyons known as Cafe Patron Husband
  • Sayuri Lyons known as Cafe Patron Wife
  • Erika Maconi known as Shelly's Friend
  • Jay Mankoff known as Cafe Patron at Bar
  • Mike Marino known as Alex's Bodyguard
  • Jackie Matra known as Alex's Bodyguard
  • Patrick Molloy known as EMT
  • Mike Moran known as ER Doctor
  • Ramfis Myrthil known as Orderly in Parking Lot
  • Lauzanne Nel known as Pregnant Woman
  • Christine Nieto known as Accident Bystander
  • Joseph Notovitz known as Homeless Dad
  • Steven Notovitz known as Homeless Son
  • Sam O'Brien known as Homeless Man
  • Tracy O'Connor known as Nurse on Intercom
  • Angela O'Neill known as Lois
  • Michael Olibrice known as Steven the Patient (as Michael Ronald Olibrice)
  • Elio Perez known as Orderly in Parking Lot
  • Nicholas A. Puccio known as Bill
  • Paul Raff known as ICU Doctor
  • Kary Hyun-Jeong Rho known as Nurse
  • Matt Roberts known as Radio Commentator
  • Eric Roman known as Young Charles' Friend
  • Lenny Safko known as Visitor in Parking Lot
  • Brandon Sams known as Hallway Orderly
  • Prem Singh known as Steven's Orderly
  • Mariem Sultanzai known as ICU Nurse
  • Dave Usher known as Visitor in Parking Lot
  • Amy Williams known as Homeless Woman

..{tab=Supporting Department}Makeup Department:

  • Katie Flynn known as assistant makeup artist
  • Lauzanne Nel known as hair stylist
  • Lauzanne Nel known as special makeup effects artist
  • Haruyo Sawada known as makeup artist: second unit

Art Department:

  • Scott Brown known as set dresser: second unit
  • Kane Chiang known as assistant art director
  • Kane Chiang known as set dresser
  • Elaine Davenport known as set dresser
  • Russ Emanuel known as storyboard artist
  • Roxy Gillespie known as set dresser
  • Justen Patrick Lander known as art production assistant
  • Alex Lee known as set dresser
  • Brittany Meadows known as set dresser: second unit
  • Joseph Notovitz known as poster artist
  • Mo Rida known as set dresser
  • Daniel J. Winclechter known as set dresser: second unit


Production Companies:

  • Elefant Films (in association with)
  • P.J. Pictures

Other Companies:

  • Aimes Medical Props, Bronx, NY  special thanks
  • Aimes Medical Supplies  special thanks
  • American Federation of Musicians (AFM)  special thanks
  • Auto Props  special thanks
  • Cafe Lafayette  special thanks
  • Citrus College  special thanks
  • City of New York  special thanks
  • Complex  production services by
  • Creatas Footage  special thanks
  • Express Video Supply  special thanks
  • Film Emporium  insurance
  • Film Tools  special thanks
  • Fire Department New York (FDNY)  special thanks
  • GotHiDef.com  special thanks
  • Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church  special thanks
  • J.Mac Music  special thanks
  • Joe McGuire Music Services  special thanks
  • New York City Mayor's Office of Film, Theater & Broadcasting, The  special thanks
  • New York Police Department (NYPD)  special thanks
  • Newcomb's Ranch Restaurant and Bar  special thanks
  • Pepsi-Cola Company  special thanks
  • Reptile Rentals  special thanks
  • Resto Léon  special thanks
  • Russem Productions  special thanks
  • Screen Actors Guild (SAG)  special thanks
  • Sound Design Digital Post  sound post-production
  • TheBirthdayZone.com  special thanks
  • Vietnam Veterans Association  special thanks


  • Cinema Epoch (2008) (USA) (theatrical)
  • Cinema Epoch (2008) (USA) (all media)
  • Cut Entertainment Group (2008) (USA) (DVD) (licensed by)
  • Koch Entertainment (2009) (USA) (DVD)

..{tab=Other Stuff}Visual Effects by:

  • Emile Haris known as visual effects

Release Date:

  • USA 20 January 2008 (Park City Film Music Festival)
  • USA 9 March 2008 (Miami Underground Film Festival)
  • USA 14 June 2008 (New Jersey Film Festival)
  • USA 27 July 2008 (Action On Film International Film Festival)
  • USA 13 September 2008 (SoCal Independent Film Festival)
  • USA 11 October 2008 (Secret City Film Festival)
  • USA 7 November 2008
  • USA 9 November 2008 (Queens International Film Festival)
  • USA 16 January 2009 (Trail Dance Film Festival)
  • USA 25 January 2009 (Phoenix Cactus Comicon Film Festival)
  • USA 10 February 2009 (DVD premiere)


Filmography links and data courtesy of The Internet Movie Database

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