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The Do-Deca-Pentathlon

The Do-Deca-Pentathlon is a 2012 independent comedy film written and directed brothers Jay Duplass and Mark Duplass. The film stars Mark Kelly, Steve Zissis, Jennifer Lafleur, and Julie Vorus. The film had its world premiere at SXSW on March 11, 2012.[2] It was released on June 26, 2012, through video on demand, prior to being released in a limited release on July 6, 2012, by Fox Searchlight and Red Flag Releasing.[3]

The Do-Deca-Pentathlon
The Do-Deca Pentathlon Poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by
Produced by
Written by
  • Mark Duplass
  • Jay Duplass
Music byJulian Wass
CinematographyJas Shelton
Edited by
Distributed by
Release date
  • March 11, 2012 (2012-03-11) (South by Southwest)
  • July 6, 2012 (2012-07-06) (United States)
Running time
76 minutes
CountryUnited States
Box office$10,000[1]



The film is about two brothers in their mid-30s (played by Mark Kelly and Steve Zissis) whose lifelong rivalry compels them to secretly complete an athletic competition that they came up with in high school but left unfinished.[4]



Production on the film commenced in 2008, in New Orleans.[5]


The film had its world premiere at SXSW on March 11, 2012.[2] It went on to premiere at the San Francisco International Film Festival on April 26, 2012.[6] Shortly after, it was announced Fox Searchlight, and Red Flag Releasing had acquired distribution rights to the film.[7] The film was released through video on demand on June 26, 2012, before a limited release on July 6, 2012.[3]

Critical responseEdit

It holds a 74% rating on Rotten Tomatoes based on 39 reviews.[8] Critic Stephen Holden of The New York Times called it the Duplass brothers' second-best film, after their debut, The Puffy Chair.


  1. ^ Box Office Mojo
  2. ^ a b SXSW
  3. ^ a b YouTube
  4. ^ Holden, Stephen (July 5, 2012). "Too Old for Sibling Rivalry? Never, Brothers Say". The New York Times.
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  7. ^ TheWrap
  8. ^ Rotten Tomatoes

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