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A coming-of-age film based on writer/director, Bob Meyer's life in Chicago.

Drunkboat tells the story of a young teenager, Abe (Jacob Zachar) who manipulates the unsuspecting help of his alcoholic uncle (John Malkovich) to buy a boat (a Drunkboat) from a con man named Mr. Fletcher (John Goodman) when his mother Eileen (Dana Delaney) is out of town. The story resonates with the struggle of Uncle Mort, making the story much deeper than a simple tale of a boy and his boat. Both the uncle and Abe come of age in the story.

Based on Bob Meyer's original play. Brought to you by Left Bank Films and Magnificant Mile.


After twenty years of broken bottles and empty hallways, Mort Gleason witnesses his nephew Moo being beaten while in a drunken stupor. The short contact with family brings Mort back to what are left of his senses and he returns to the last home he remembers in Chicago.

His sister Eileen lives in their family home now with her sixteen year old son, Abe. Her older son Moo, the now missing nephew, helped spark Mort's return to his family. Three, four, five weeks pass as Mort waits outside his home and makes a tenuous re-entry into family life.

Abe dreams of a sailboat and distant horizons. He saves money and sees an advertisement for the Kathy II. He and his friend calculate a way to buy the vessel from two unscrupulous rogues who make ends meet wholesaling liquor and operating a sometime boatyard.

Eileen, however, is unaware that her youngest son is planning his escape. Comfortable enough with Mort's presence to allow her a night away from home, Eileen's departure allows Abe to seize the opportunity that his mother's absence provides. He purchases a beaten-up wooden sailboat that he scheduled to be delivered to their house while Mort is in charge.


Christina Clark
...Cigarette Girl
Dana Delany
... Eileen
Brian Deneen
... Dave
John Goodman
... Mr. Fletcher
Zach Gray
... Boy on Bike
Steve Haggard
John Malkovich
... Mort
Jim Ortlieb
... Morley
Bryce Pegelow
... Morley's Son
Skipp Sudduth
... Earl
Joey Tomaska Jr.
...Boy in Yard
Jacob Zachar
... Abe


Randy Buescher & Bob Meyer
Executive Producer(s):
Chase Bailey
James Andrew Cameron
Anthony J. Tomaska
Joseph J. Tomaska
Steven A. Jones
Daniel J. Walker
Christina Varotsis
Production Company(s):
Drunkboat Chicago LLC
Lisa Rinzler
Mario Bastiel
Matt Miller
Mickie Paskal
Jennifer Rudnicke
Production Design:
Richard Hoover
Set Decoration:
Larry Lundy
Costume Design:
Susan Kaufmann

Production Management:
Production Supervisor:
Marie Frick
Unit Production Manager:
Christina Varotsis
Post�Production Supervisor:
Sharon Zurek
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director:
Second Assistant Director:
Marie Frick
Second Second Assistant Director:
Andy Spellman
Post�First Assistant Director:
Bruce Terris

Art Department:
Storyboard Artist:
Frank Coronado
Set Dresser:
Billy Myers
Post�Property Master:
Merje Veski

Sound Department:
Sound Effects Editor:
Steven Avila
Supervising Sound Editor:
Trip Brock
Adr Mixer:
Howard Carle
Foley Artist:
Adam De Coster
Adr Mixer:
Michael J. Fox
Adr Supervisor:
Michael J. Fox
Sound Editor:
Bill Jenkins
Boom Operator:
Steve La Fayette
Sound Effects Editor:
Peter D. Lago
Foley Mixer:
Greg Mauer
Sound Utility:
Mike McGrath
Assistant Sound Editor:
Melissa Oivanki
Foley Artist:
Rick Owens
Sound Mixer:
Alex Riordan
Sound Re-Recording Mixer:
Mark A. Rozett
Sound Designer:
Kurt Thum
Sound Effects Editor:
Kurt Thum
Sound Re-Recording Mixer:
Kelly Vandever
First Assistant Sound Editor:
Ben Whitver
Dialogue Editor:
Brian S.M. Wroth
Special Effects:
Special Effects Foreman:
Michael Ahasay
Special Effects:
Ryan Evans
Special Effects Supervisor:
John D. Milinac
Special Effects Technician:
Dieter Sturm
Special Effects Assistant:
Jen Wood

Visual Effects:
Assistant Digital Colorist:
David Buchanan
Digital Intermediate Colorist:
Michael Matusek
Film Scanning and Clean-up:
Elliot Rudmann

Mark Harper
Stunt Coordinator:
Rick Le Fevour
Tom Lowell
Rich Wilkie

Camera and Electrical Department:
Camera Operator: "a" Camera:
Faires Anderson
Gaffer: Second Unit:
Mark Castelaz
Assistant Camera:
Thomas S. Ciciura
Still Photographer:
Matt Dinerstein
Camera Loader:
Rachel Donofrie
Best Boy Grip:
Ronald Dragosh
Key Grip:
Ron Forsythe
Additional Electrician:
Daniel Herman
Intern: grip department:
Carlos M. Jimenez
Matt Johnson
Camera Loader:
Keith Kolecki
Best Boy Grip:
Grzergorz Krawczyk
Matthew LeCrone
Tony Lopez-Cepero
Best Boy electric:
David 'Louie' Lukasik
Chief Lighting Technician:
Alan McIntyre Smith
Christopher Rejano
Additional Grip:
Karina Teismann
Additional Electrician:
Jerry Tran
First Assistant Camera:
Eric Wheeler
First Assistant Camera:
Dave Wightman
Dolly Grip:
Paul Williams

Casting Department:
Casting Associate:
Matt Miller

Costume and Wardrobe Department:
Set Costumer:
Laura Freeman
Assistant Costume Designer:
Gretchen Gain
Set Costumer:
Gina Marie Ome
Wardrobe Assistant:
Jamie Rush

Editorial Department:
First Assistant Editor:
Giles Gardner
Assistant Editor:
Sam Karp
Additional Editor:
Tim Mirkovich

Music Department:
Music Editor:
Ronald J. Webb

Transportation Department:
Transportation Captain:
Michael R. Cairo

Other crew:
Set Intern:
Rodrigo Assad
Office Production Assistant:
Siobhan Barnett
Video Coordinator:
Kevin Boyd
Epk Director:
D.P. Carlson
Set Intern:
Jacqueline Charak
Set Intern:
Michelle Charak
Script Clearance:
Carol A. Compton
Basia Emano
Assistant Location Manager:
Liz Goldsmith
Stand-in: Cynthia Caponera:
Patricia E. Harrington
Production Assistant:
Eric Hingst
Location Manager:
Bob Hudgins
Production Assistant:
Anna Ingenthron
Assistant Accountant:
Judi Jeroslow
Set Intern:
Jayme Joyce
Set Intern:
Leah Karpel
Script Supervisor:
Lynett Koetz
Production Assistant:
Jenne Lee
Paul Lichy
Production Intern:
Amberlee Mucha
Key Production Accountant:
Carrie Oviatt
Production Assistant:
Kendra Rasmussen
Production Assistant:
Thomas Richardson
Christian Rose
Production Assistant:
Steve Sepulveda
Assistant Production Coordinator:
Heather Sharpe
Production Assistant:
Paul Sharpe
Set Intern:
Nayoung Sarah Son
Production Assistant:
Bret August Tanzer
Production Coordinator:
Margaret A. Thomas
Set Intern:
Timothy Troy
Production Office Intern:
Saul Villarruel
Set Intern:
Amber Waters
William Whirity
Clearance Coordinator:
Kat White
Key Set Production Assistant :
Thomas Zellen

Special Thanks:
Nick Stellato
Thanks6 Julie Van Baerle
Release Date:
October 8, 2010




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