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Stuck Between Stations is a 2011 romantic drama film, directed by Brady Kiernan from a script by Nat Bennett and Sam Rosen. The film tells a coming-of-age story about former high school classmates reunited by chance during a chaotic party-filled evening.[2]

Stuck Between Stations
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US Theatrical Poster
Directed byBrady Kiernan
Produced bySpencer Kiernan
Todd Cobery
Written byNat Bennett
Sam Rosen
StarringJosh Hartnett
Michael Imperioli
Zoe Lister Jones
Sam Rosen
Music byGrant Cutler
CinematographyBo Hakala
Edited bySam Heyn
RKB Pictures
Distributed byUSA
Wrekin Hill Entertainment
NECA Films.[1]
Preferred Content
Release date
  • April 22, 2011 (2011-04-22) (TFF)
  • November 4, 2011 (2011-11-04) (New York)
Running time
85 minutes
CountryUnited States
Budget$20 million

Stuck Between Stations premiered as an official selection of the Viewpoints section at the SVA Theater at the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival in New York City, New York, U.S.A.[3][4] A NYC theatrical release was slated in November 2011.[5][1]



A decade after they graduated from high school and went their separate ways, Casper (Sam Rosen), a soldier haunted by the horrors of war, and Rebecca (Zoe Lister Jones), a whip-smart graduate student with a shaky future, reunite by chance and get to know each other over the course of an accidental tour of the little-known underbelly of Minneapolis. The evening's odyssey includes a bar fight, a house party, a punk-rock circus, a spontaneous burglary, a home Casper did not know he had, and a cast of strange characters, unexpected allies and disappointing friends.


  • Sam Rosen as Casper, a young soldier on bereavement leave from a tour in Afghanistan for the funeral of his hippie-ish father.
  • Zoe Lister Jones as 'Becky' Rebecca, graduate student of comparative literature and Casper's high school crush.
  • Josh Hartnett as Paddy, a neck-tattooed sort-of-anarchist leader of a bicycle gang and frenemy of Casper's.
  • Michael Imperioli as David, a college professor of dubious moral substance and Becky's lover and PhD advisor.
  • Nadia Dajani as Sheila, the head of Becky's comparative literature department and David's possessive wife.


Stuck Between Stations is produced by Spencer Kiernan and Todd Cobery for RKB Pictures. The film was shot mainly in Minneapolis.[6] Principal photography began on October 2, 2009.[2]

It was the 2009 indie thriller Four Boxes through one of the actors of the film, Sam Rosen, that led Brady Kiernan to directing Stuck Between Stations. Rosen and his writing partner, Nat Bennett, were working on the screenplay for Stuck Between Stations and in March 2009 submitted it to Kiernan.[7]

Stuck Between Stations is named after the opening track of The Hold Steady’s Boys and Girls in America album. “The title [of the film] is mostly a reference to the spirit of the song,” Kiernan revealed in a 2009 interview. "This film is about those nights that we’ve all had where you meet someone, spend the whole night with them and start to maybe fall in love."[8]

On June 7, 2010 the Independent Feature Project (IFP), America’s oldest and largest organization of independent filmmakers, announced that Stuck Between Stations was one of the ten projects selected for participation in its 2010’s narrative edition of their prestigious Independent Filmmaker Labs. The Independent Filmmaker Labs are a highly immersive free mentorship program for low-budget (< $1,000,000) first feature films which have shot all or a substantial amount of footage for their features but have not completed post-production. This program is supported by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, Hollywood Foreign Press Association, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, New York State Council for the Arts, Newman’s Own Foundation, SAGIndie and Time Warner. Lab partners include 92YTribeca, The Adrienne Shelly Foundation, BMI, Filmmaker Magazine, Deluxe Post New York, Rooftop Films, and The Workbook Project.[9]


Festival screeningsEdit

Event Section Location Date(s) Ref.
Tribeca Film Festival Viewpoints New York City, New York, United States April 22, 2011 - April 25, 2011 - April 28, 2011 [4]
Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival Official Selection Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States May 5, 2011 [10]
New Hampshire Film Festival Official Selection Portsmouth, New Hampshire, United States October 15, 2011 [11]
Austin Film Festival Narrative Feature Competition Austin, Texas, United States October 20, 2011 - October 23, 2011 [12]

Theatrical ReleaseEdit

Stuck Between Stations made its New York theatrical premiere at Brooklyn’s ReRun Theater with a week-long run, starting November 4, 2011 to November 10, 2011.[5] The film was also released in Minneapolis on December 16, 2011 at St. Anthony Main Theater and in Portland on February 17, 2012 at the Hollywood Theater.[1] The film was made available on DVD and Video-On-Demand through Lionsgate on March 13, 2012.[13][14]


  1. ^ a b c ""Stuck Between Stations" Nabbed by Wreckin Hill & NECA". indieWIRE. Brian Brooks. October 31, 2011. Retrieved 2010-10-31.
  2. ^ a b "Movies: Another movie to begin shooting in Twin Cities Friday". Our Voices Star Tribune Staff Blogs. Tim Campbell. September 20, 2009. Retrieved 2011-03-08.
  3. ^ "Tribeca Film Festival unveils competition lineup". Entertainment Weekly. Jeff Labrecque. March 7, 2011. Retrieved 2011-03-08.
  4. ^ a b "2011 Film Guide | Stuck Between Stations". Retrieved 2011-03-24.
  5. ^ a b "Stuck Between Stations NYC Theatrical Premiere, One Week Only!". Eventbrite. October 2011. Retrieved 2010-10-29.
  6. ^ "Stuck Between Stations film overcomes obstacles of shooting in Minnesota". CityPages. David Hansen. October 21, 2009. Retrieved 2011-03-08.
  7. ^ "Director Brady Kiernan talks Stuck Between Stations, music, and Minneapolis". CityPages Blogs. Tigger Lunney. May 14, 2010. Archived from the original on January 19, 2011. Retrieved 2011-03-08.
  8. ^ "Minneapolis Director Talks Hold Steady-Inspired Movie Stuck Between Stations". Paste Magazine. Rachel Bailey. May 11, 2010. Retrieved 2011-03-08.
  9. ^ "IFP Announces Narrative Line-Up For Its 6th Annual Independent Filmmaker Labs". Independent Feature Project. Danielle DiGiacomo. June 7, 2010. Retrieved 2011-03-08.
  10. ^ "2011 Film Guide - Stuck Between Stations". Retrieved 2011-03-24.
  11. ^ "New Hampshire Film Festival Event Schedule" (PDF). The 11th Annual New Hampshire Film Festival. October 2011. Retrieved 2011-10-16.
  12. ^ "2011 Austin Film Festival Program Book (page 76)" (PDF). Austin Film Festival. Retrieved 2011-09-28.
  13. ^ "Josh Hartnett Is Stuck Between Stations On DVD This March". The Digital Dorm. Jacob Riley. January 16, 2012. Retrieved 2012-01-17.
  14. ^ Silver, Stephen. "DVD Review: Stuck Between Stations". Technologytell. Retrieved 2012-03-26.

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