3 Days of Rain

3 Days of Rain

Director: Michael Meredith Cast: Don Meredith, Peter Falk, Merle Kennedy

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Overview

Writer/director Michael Meredith's ambitious first feature, Three Days of Rain, weaves together a large number of tales, loosely based on short stories by Anton Chekhov, and set in present-day Cleveland. Thunder (Michael Santoro) is a struggling tile-maker, an artisan whose leaky roof threatens to destroy his business and his life. Denis (Joey Bilow) is a mentally impaired railroad worker who finds his job in jeopardy when a co-worker, Jim (Chuck Cooper), questions his competence. Tess (Merle Kennedy) is a drug-addled young woman who performs sexual favors for a sleazy judge in order to visit the young daughter of whom she's lost custody. Waldo (Peter Falk) is an old rummy who repeatedly manipulates his caring son, Michael (Bill Stockton, who also produced the film), and then apologizes for doing so. Alex (Erick Avari of The Mummy) begins to question everything about his life after an encounter with a homeless veteran. A cab driver, John (Don Meredith), tells everyone who will listen about the recent death of his son. Through it all runs the commentary of a disc jockey (Lyle Lovett), who plays the smooth jazz that comprises the film's soundtrack. Three Days of Rain came to the attention of Wim Wenders through an editor on the project, Peter Przygodda, and Wenders, impressed with Meredith's work, became involved with the film. Three Days of Rain was shown in competition at the 2002 Tribeca Film Festival. The film features cameos by Blythe Danner, Jason Patric, Max Perlich, Wayne Rogers (of M*A*S*H fame), and avant-garde filmmaker George Kuchar.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/09/2007
UPC: 0689219800344
Original Release: 2002
Rating: R
Source: New Light Ent
Region Code: 1
Time: 1:37:00

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Don Meredith John
Peter Falk Waldo
Merle Kennedy Tess
Erick Avari Alex
Lyle Lovett DJ
Michael Santoro Thunder
Joey Bilow Denis
Penny Allen Actor
Chuck Cooper Jim
Maggie Walker Actor
Brenda Wehle Actor
Bill Stockton Michael
Heather Kafka Actor

Technical Credits
Michael Meredith Director,Screenwriter
Bob Belden Score Composer
Philip S. Bligh Executive Producer
Bobby Brewer-Wallin Costumes/Costume Designer
Robert Casserly Producer
Dave Ellinwood Sound/Sound Designer
Henry Herzing Executive Producer
Brad Hilkstrom Executive Producer
Sabine Hoffman Editor
Christina King Associate Producer
Peter Przygodda Editor
Cynthia Pusheck Cinematographer
Douglas Roberts Sound Editor
Roger St. Cyr Executive Producer
Bill Stockton Producer
Bruce Randolph Tizes Executive Producer
Suzanne Unrein Associate Producer
Scott Wittmer Production Designer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Three Days of Rain
1. Opening [11:29]
2. Rain, Rain... [18:29]
3. A Few Drinks [12:35]
4. Competency Test [10:20]
5. Father and Son [12:33]
6. Titlemaker's Troubles [10:27]
7. Tess's Talk [16:41]
8. Ending Credits [4:17]

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