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Shy high-schooler Mike finally summons the courage to ask out his badass neighbor Kelsey, only to realize he’s missing a key element for a successful date - the car. Panicked and low on cash, he’s conned into buying a beat-up ‘65 Chrysler. Mike's plan to win over Kelsey soon turns into a surreal misadventure when they are inexplicably targeted by a pair of cops, a criminal gang, and a vengeful cat lady. A night fueled by desire, bullets, and burning rubber makes any other first date seem like a walk in the park. In this perfectly executed throwback thrill ride, directing duo Manuel Crosby and Darren Knapp deftly weave together elements of dark comedy, teen romance, shoot 'em up action and classic coming-of-age story, creating a truly entertaining ride that never misses a beat. This refreshing mix of tones, coupled with a break-out performance from Tyson Brown as Mike, make FIRST DATE a truly outstanding first feature.

“First-time feature filmmakers Manuel Crosby and Darren Knapp take us on a hilarious joy ride with a jaunty comedy/thriller that is fondly inspired by the likes of Robert Rodriguez, John Hughes and Quentin Tarantino.” (Randy Myers - San Jose Mercury News)


“Funny yet full of action with a generous helping of a timeless romance for good measure.” (Monica Castillo, Rogerebert.com)


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    Manuel Crosby & Darren Knapp