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.
|Directed by||David Brooks
|Produced by||Thomas Bannister|
|Distributed by||America Video Films|
10 November 2007
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
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
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.