Coming Out at 7 April 2006 in theaters
Action, Crime, Drama
Brick is neo-noir mystery film written and directed by Rian Johnson in his directorial debut, starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Brick was distributed by Focus Features, and opened in New York and Los Angeles on April 7, 2006.
The film’s narrative centers on a hardboiled detective story set in a California suburb. Most of the main characters are high school students. The film draws heavily in plot, characterization, and dialogue from hardboiled classics, especially those by Dashiell Hammett. The title refers to a block of heroin, compressed roughly to the size and shape of a brick.
High school student Brendan Frye (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) discovers a note directing him to a pay phone, where he receives a call from his terrified ex-girlfriend Emily Kostich (Emilie de Ravin), begging for help. She mentions a “brick”, “Tug”, and “the Pin” before abruptly hanging up, apparently afraid of a passing black Ford Mustang, from which a distinctively-branded cigarette is thrown.
Unable to locate Emily, Brendan enlists his friend Brain (Matt O’Leary) for help. An encounter with another ex-girlfriend, Kara (Meagan Good), leads him to a party held by flirtatious upper-class girl Laura Dannon (Nora Zehetner) and her boyfriend, Brad Bramish (Brian J. White). Laura points Brendan to Dode (Noah Segan), who arranges a meeting with Emily.
Director: Rian Johnson
Writer: Rian Johnson
Stars: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Nora Zehetner, Lukas Haas, Noah Fleiss, Matt O’Leary, Emilie de Ravin
|Lukas Haas||…||The Pin|
|Matt O’Leary||…||The Brain|
|Emilie de Ravin||…||Emily|
|Richard Roundtree||…||Assistant V.P. Trueman|
|Brian White||…||Brad Bramish|
|Reedy Gibbs||…||Pin’s Mom|
|Lucas Babin||…||Big Stoner|
|Cody Lightning||…||The Lug|
|McJoel Hamilton||…||The Pin’s Driver|
Sources: imdb & wikipedia