Small Engine Repair

Small Engine Repair

Blue collar childhood buddies Frank, Swaino and Packie- deeply bonded over Frank’s daughter Crystal, who they helped raise- meet off-hours one night in Frank’s out-of-the-way repair shop under cloudy circumstances that only Frank seems to have a handle on. Enter Chad, a rich, college jock, whose arrival ignites a long-simmering resentment that sets this dark, twisty drama on its breathless course.

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John Pollono


Director: John Pollono
Executive Producer: Eric Bernthal, Steven J. Toll, Tom Stoner, Andrew McInnes, Diplo, Trevor Engelson
Producer: Peter Abrams, Rick Rosenthal, Noah Rothman, Jon Bernthal, Jonathan Joseph
Screenwriter: John Pollono
Cinematographer: Matt Mitchell
Editor: Christopher Bell, David Moritz
Production Designer: Erin Blake
Music: Kim and Kathryn Kluge
Principal Cast: Jon Bernthal, Shea Whigham, Jordana Spiro, John Pollono, Ciara Bravo, Spencer House
Additional Credits: Music Supervisor: Nick Palmacci, Costume Designer: Mia Fiddis, Casting by: Deborah Aquila (CSA), Tricia Wood (CSA), Jennifer Smith


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Year: 2020
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Screening Section: Narrative Spotlight
Screening Category: Narrative Feature
Country: United States
Language: English
Runtime: 103 mins