The Year of Getting to Know Us (2008)

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  • IMDb page: The Year of Getting to Know Us (2008)
  • Rate: 4.9/10 total 519 votes 
  • Genre: Comedy | Drama
  • Runtime: 90 min
  • Filming Location: Adventure Landing – 1944 Beach Boulevard, Jacksonville Beach, Florida, USA
  • Director: Patrick Sisam
  • Stars: Tom Arnold, Armando Acevedo and Holland Hayes
  • Original Music By: John Swihart   
  • Soundtrack: You Should Be Gone

Writing Credits By:

  • Patrick Sisam (screenplay) &
  • Rick Velleu (screenplay)
  • Ethan Canin (short stories "Star Food" and "The Year of Getting to Know Us")

Known Trivia

    Plot: A commitment-phobic man reunites with his estranged, ailing father and comes to terms with his own childhood. Full summary » |  »

    Story: Christopher Rocket is a man devoted to his work but unable to commit to his girlfriend Anne or anything else in his personal life. He returns to his hometown after his estranged father Tom Rocket suffers a stroke. Jane Rocket, his mother, is a central figure in his dysfunctional past.Written by Anonymous  

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    Produced By:

    • Howard Butler known as executive producer
    • Bill Johnson known as executive producer
    • D. Scott Lumpkin known as co-producer
    • Ed Machek known as executive producer
    • Lou Maggio known as executive producer
    • Lawrence Najem known as executive producer
    • Michael Ossi known as executive producer
    • Paulette Pierotti known as associate producer
    • Lance Ringhaver known as executive producer
    • Jim Seibel known as executive producer
    • Laura D. Smith known as co-producer
    • Sharon Stone known as executive producer
    • Holly Wiersma known as producer
    • Warren T. Goz known as executive producer (uncredited)
    • Stewart McMichael known as executive producer (uncredited)
    • Michael Williams known as line producer: re-shoot (uncredited)

    FullCast & Crew:

    • Tom Arnold known as Ron Rocket
    • Armando Acevedo known as Mexican Caddie
    • Holland Hayes known as Golfer #1
    • Karl Anthony known as Golfer #2
    • Jimmy Fallon known as Christopher Rocket
    • Chase Ellison known as Young Christopher Rocket
    • Sharon Stone known as Jane Rocket
    • Lucy Liu known as Anne
    • Susanne Kreitman Taylor known as Claire (as Susanne K. Taylor)
    • John Connon known as Mark
    • Gary Moss known as Round Man
    • Bree Turner known as Sandi
    • Gail Golden known as Perky Woman
    • Ethan S. Smith known as Rental Car Guy (as Ethan Smith)
    • Peggy Sheffield known as Nurse
    • Tim Goodwin known as Doctor
    • Raquel Gardner known as Bartender
    • Tony Hale known as Nickie Apple
    • Connor Boyle known as Young Nickie Apple
    • Trevin Lica known as Lance
    • Morgan Curschman known as Young Kim Temple
    • Haley Boyle known as Autumn (as Hayley Boyle)
    • Jordana Spiro known as Kim Temple
    • Stewart J. Zully known as Sheriff
    • Ed Machek known as Lounge Lizard
    • Illeana Douglas known as Christine Jacobson
    • Brian Patrick Clarke known as Tom Jacobson
    • Paul Spicer known as Buff Guard
    • Mark Lainer known as Bald Man
    • Jeff Chase known as Gigantic
    • Parham Danielle known as Waitress
    • Christian Andreas known as Uncle Sam (uncredited)
    • Austin Blay known as Boy at Party (uncredited)
    • Eugenie Bondurant known as Strange Woman (uncredited)
    • Ralph Cahill known as Golfer (uncredited)
    • Kirsten Carmody known as Girl (uncredited)
    • Joseph Epinette known as Airport Security (uncredited)
    • Mitch Harbeson known as Party Guy (uncredited)
    • Jamie Hartley known as Airline Employee (uncredited)
    • Deborah Hurm known as Cafe Patron (uncredited)
    • P.J. Lalka known as Partygoer (uncredited)
    • Ron Lewis Jr. known as Busboy (uncredited)
    • John Archer Lundgren known as Carnie (uncredited)
    • Andre Marshall known as Airline Passenger (uncredited)
    • Tiffany Marshall known as Airline Passenger (uncredited)
    • Maggie Martin known as Traveler (uncredited)
    • Angel McBride known as Party Girl (uncredited)
    • Celestial McBride known as Party Girl (uncredited)
    • Melody Mccraney known as Airport Traveler (uncredited)
    • Zachary Memos known as Male Agent (uncredited)
    • Katarina Noel known as Airport Traveler (uncredited)
    • Ronald Reagan known as Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
    • Tim Rerucha known as Cafe Patron (uncredited)
    • R.J. Stallman known as Cafe Patron (uncredited)
    • John Weyrick known as Leprechaun (uncredited)

    ..{tab=Supporting Department}Makeup Department:

    • Erin Ayanian known as makeup artist: Ms. Liu (as Erin Ayanian Monroe)
    • Diane Calfee known as additional makeup artist
    • Beatrice De Alba known as hair stylist: Ms. Stone
    • Selena Evans-Miller known as additional makeup artist (as Selena Miller)
    • Ann-Maree Hurley known as key makeup artist
    • Joseph Regal known as key hair stylist (as Joey Reigel)
    • Tina Roesler Kerwin known as makeup department head
    • Tricia Sawyer known as makeup artist: Ms. Stone
    • Candy L. Walken known as hair department head
    • Tracey Whitter known as additional hair stylist
    • John Brato known as hair stylist (uncredited)
    • Yesim 'Shimmy' Osman known as hair stylist: reshoots (uncredited)

    Art Department:

    • Joe Arnold known as property master
    • Dan Buckley known as assistant property master
    • Rex Christensen known as on-set dresser
    • Norman C. Dulaney known as leadman
    • Mark Ross Goode known as set dresser
    • Herman McEachin known as scenic artist
    • Jessica Navran known as art department production assistant (as Jessica L. Navran)
    • David R. Scurlock known as set dresser
    • Ellen Lampl known as prop graphics (uncredited)
    • Danielle Webb known as props fabricator (uncredited)


    Production Companies:

    • Grand Army Entertainment
    • Holly Wiersma Productions
    • Ring Productions

    Other Companies:

    • All Seasons Travel  travel
    • All Star Travel  additional travel
    • Axium International  payroll services
    • Background Entertainment  extras casting (as Background Entertainment Services)
    • Bendy  post-production sound services
    • Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment  cranes
    • DeWitt Stern Group  insurance
    • Eastman Kodak  film stock provided by
    • Film Finances  completion bond
    • Film Finances  completion guarantor
    • Final Word, The  voice casting
    • Genval-Les-Dames  foley studio
    • Getty Images  stock footage
    • Giddons Security  set security (as Giddens Security)
    • Goat Feathers Catering  catering
    • Marquee Entertainment Group  location casting
    • Marshall/Plumb Research Associates  clearances
    • Newbridge Film Capital  financing
    • Panavision Florida  cameras
    • Paskal Lighting  production equipment
    • Post Group, The  high-definition mastering
    • Ring Power  additional production equipment
    • Soundtrack  ADR Facility
    • Tunnel Post  film scanning
    • Turbosound  sound editorial
    • Underscore Media  sound post-production
    • Viv Kim Negative Cutting Service  negative cutter
    • Wildfire Studios  adr recording facility


    • E1 Entertainment (2010) (USA) (all media)
    • Eliot Rockett Productions
    • Emerald (2011) (Argentina) (DVD)
    • First Look International (2007) (worldwide) (all media)
    • Inferno Distribution (2007) (USA) (all media)
    • Punto Zero (2010) (Italy) (all media) (as Enjoy Movies)

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    Special Effects:

    • Comen VFX (visual effects and titles)

    Visual Effects by:

    • Lisa Annitti known as controller: Comen VFX
    • Kenneth Armstrong known as graphic artist: Comen VFX
    • Daniel Bryant known as digital compositor: Comen VFX
    • Tim Carras known as visual effects supervisor: Comen VFX
    • Joshua D. Comen known as visual effects producer: Comen VFX (as Josh Comen)
    • Brandon Criswell known as digital compositor: Comen VFX
    • Scott Hale known as digital compositor: Comen VFX
    • Michael Stancato known as graphic artist: Comen VFX
    • Peter Allendale known as digital compositor: Comen VFX (uncredited)

    Release Date:

    • USA 24 January 2008 (Sundance Film Festival)
    • France 15 May 2008 (Cannes Film Market)
    • USA 17 May 2008 (Jacksonville Film Festival)
    • Italy 26 October 2010 (DVD premiere)
    • USA 7 December 2010 (DVD premiere)
    • Germany 27 May 2011 (DVD premiere)
    • Argentina 25 August 2011 (DVD premiere)

    MPAA: Rated R for language


    Filmography links and data courtesy of The Internet Movie Database

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