Shiri Appleby as Sarah
Directed by Efram Potelle & Kyle Rankin|
Produced by Ben Affleck & Matt Damon
Written by Erica Beeney
Distributed by Miramax
Release date August 22, 2003
Genre Drama | Romance |Comedy
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Shia LaBeouf as Kelly Ernswiler
From executive producers Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, and producer Chris Moore, THE BATTLE OF SHAKER HEIGHTS is the uniquely funny and touching comedy at the center of HBO’s highly entertaining series PROJECT GREENLIGHT. For troubled high school senior Kelly Ernswiler (Shia LaBeouf — CHARLIE’S ANGELS: FULL THROTTLE, DISNEY’S HOLES), life is war — or at least an incredible simulation. With all the difficulties in his real life, Kelly has found just one true escape: Losing himself in fantasy reenactments of World War II’s epic battles. Then he strikes up an unlikely friendship with fellow reenactor, preppy Bart Bowland (Elden Henson — DUMB AND DUMBERER), and Kelly’s life is set to explode in ways he never expected! Also starring Amy Smart (ROAD TRIP) and Kathleen Quinlan (APOLLO 13) in a winning cast of Hollywood favorites — here’s your chance to enjoy the final cut of the film millions watched come together in the second hit season of PROJECT GREENLIGHT.
Quotes by her Character
Sarah: I don’t understand how you can reenact the Battle of the Bulge in 72-degree weather. Didn’t all those guys freeze to death?
Kelly: Well, a portable toilet fell on a couple of guys.
Sarah: That’s disgusting.
Kelly: Well, war is hell.
Kelly: You know, we have more flavors of cat food than we do baby food?
Sarah: What do you think that says about our culture?
Kelly: I don’t know what is says. What do you think?
Sarah: I think working here is very depressing.
Trivia and Fun Facts
- Shiri Appleby and William Sadler already know each other from the TV show “Roswell”.
- Christopher McDonald was originally cast in the role of Abe, but the role was recast (due to a scheduling conflict) and given to William Sadler the day before Abe’s first scene was to be shot. McDonald was shown on Project Greenlight 2 coming to the set for a wardrobe fitting mere hours before he was replaced.
- Emile Hirsch was offered the role of Kelly but passed.
- The city of Shaker Heights is a city that borders Cleveland, Ohio.