Stay Cool

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  • PG-13
STAY COOL is a raucous and romantic comedy about one man’s return home for the commencement speech of a lifetime. Henry McCarthy (MARK POLISH), the 30-something author of the popular 80s-themed novel How Lionel Got Me Laid, returns to his suburban... read more
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STAY COOL is a raucous and romantic comedy about one man’s return home for the commencement speech of a lifetime. Henry McCarthy (MARK POLISH), the 30-something author of the popular 80s-themed novel How Lionel Got Me Laid, returns to his suburban hometown of Sacramento to deliver the commencement speech at his former high school. Despite his success as an author Henry’s return home has sparked all of the youthful dreams, desires and particularly disappointments he's never quite gotten over, specifically his unrequited affection for the girl who is now the local pharmacist: the elusive Scarlet Smith (WINONA RYDER). Between run-ins with the outcast friends he left behind Big Girl (SEAN ASTIN) and Wino (JOSH HOLLOWAY), the school principal (CHEVY CHASE) and a seductive senior, Shasta O’Neil (HILARY DUFF) who clearly has the hots for him, Henry is sent spinning through a time warp that incites all the old emotions and challenges of the world he grew up in. Teetering between unsettling memories of his teenage past and his all too uncertain adult future, Henry can only hope to "Stay Cool" and make it, once again, to graduation day.

Original Release

04/23/2009

US Release

04/23/2009

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Cast

Mark Polish Henry McCarthy
Winona Ryder Scarlet Smith
Sean Astin Big Girl
Hilary Duff Shasta O'Neil
Josh Holloway Wino
Jon Cryer Javier
Chevy Chase Principal Marshall
Marc Blucas Brad Nelson
Joanna Cassidy Mrs. Smith
Dee Wallace Mrs. McCarthy
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Ted Smith, Mark Polish, Michael Polish

Writers

Mark Polish

Cast

Mark Polish Henry McCarthy
Winona Ryder Scarlet Smith
Sean Astin Big Girl
Hilary Duff Shasta O'Neil
Josh Holloway Wino
Jon Cryer Javier
Chevy Chase Principal Marshall
Marc Blucas Brad Nelson
Joanna Cassidy Mrs. Smith
Dee Wallace Mrs. McCarthy
Michael Gross Mr. McCarthy
Max Thieriot Shasta's Boyfriend
Frances Conroy Mrs. Leuchtenberger
Brian Austin Green Narrator
Brad Benedict Senior Stud
Matthew Berke Tree Dwelling High School Student
Gregory George Frank Parent
Brandon G. Holley Skater Kid #2
Marcus Hopkins Basketball Player / Student
Michael Justice Senior

Producers

Nick Byassee Executive Producer
Ken Locsmandi Executive Producer
Spencer Stander Executive Producer
Ken Johnson Producer
Kenneth Johnson Producer
Janet DuBois Producer
Mark G. Mathis Producer
Jonathan Sheldon Producer
Donald Taylor Producer

Editors

Cary Gries

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