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Stories USA (released on DVD as American Breakdown) compiles six cinematic stories about desperate lives in America, starring many of the world's top actors including Josh Hartnett, Steve Carell, James Gandolfini, Scott Caan and directed by seven different directors including Paul Carafotes.

Stories USA
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Directed by David Brooks
Paul Carafotes
Tyrone Finch
Jeremy Hall
Gary Hawes
Erik MacArthur
M. Eastling
Produced by Thomas Bannister
Starring Scott Caan
Steve Carell
James Gandolfini
Ioan Gruffudd
Josh Hartnett
Paris Hilton
Paul Walker
Distributed by America Video Films
Release date
10 November 2007 (2007-11-10)
Running time
90 minutes
Country United States
Language English

This collection was released at the 2007 American Film Market. Stories USA was executive produced by Thomas Bannister.



Directed by David Brooks - Starring Josh Hartnett

A 19-year-old boy is driving around Los Angeles. He is looking for the perfect Mercedes, BMW, Lexus... Preferably a late model. A late model rolling through a stop sign, or breaking some other traffic law. In this kaleidoscopic road tour through nocturnal Los Angeles, he is looking for the perfect car to crash into and claim on the insurance.

Street of Pain

Directed by Tyrone Finch & Jeremy Hall - Starring Steve Carell

A man wants to take revenge for a terrible incident with dodgeballs, that happened when he was young.

Club Soda

Directed by Paul Carafotes - Starring James Gandolfini

When a kid steals money from a bar, he awakens the supernatural spirit of a man who causes him to re-evaluate his life and make some tough choices.

Life Makes Sense When You Are Famous

Directed by Erik MacArthur - Starring Scott Caan & Paul Walker

A car accident brings together a down on his luck man and a movie star.

The Little Things

Directed by Gary Hawes - Starring Ioan Gruffudd

After a failed suicide attempt, Claire has nothing better to do than go to work. During a cigarette break, she meets Simon, a man with a few issues of his own.

L.A. Knights

Directed by M. Eastling - Starring Paris Hilton

Dealing with the aftermath of a bad break up, Maximina prepares to spend a quiet night sulking at home, only to be ambushed by her friends and dragged out for a night of revelry. Join Max, Sadie and Louisa as they venture out to find a hot new distraction to cure a broken heart.

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