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Seeking a Friend for the End of the World (18-Jun-2012)

Director: Lorene Scafaria

Writer: Lorene Scafaria

Music by: Rob Simonsen; Jonathan Sadoff

Producers: Steve Golin; Joy Gorman Wettels; Steven Rales; Mark Roybal

Keywords: Comedy, Meteor, Road Trip

A man unfazed by the Earth's impending demise is abandoned by his wife, ultimately leading him to set out on a road trip in search of his high school sweetheart.

Dodge Petersen is a middle-aged insurance salesman whose disinterested reaction to news of Earth's certain doom -- namely, that a 70-mile-wide asteroid named Matilda is on a likely collision course with the planet in approximately three weeks -- leads his wife to abandon him on the side of the road. Alone with the apocalypse on the horizon, Dodge first tries going on with life as usual before failing to kill himself, ultimately deciding to exchange an offer to find someone who could fly his neighbor to England in return for help finding and reuniting with his long-lost high school sweetheart.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Connie Britton
6-Mar-1968   Nikki Faber on Spin City
Adam Brody
15-Dec-1979   Seth Cohen on The O.C.
Steve Carell
16-Aug-1962   Office manager at Dunder-Mifflin
Rob Corddry
4-Feb-1971   The Daily Show
Rob Huebel
4-Jun-1969   Human Giant
Gillian Jacobs
20-Oct-1982   Britta Perry on Community
Keira Knightley
26-Mar-1985   Bend It Like Beckham
Derek Luke
24-Apr-1974   Antwone Fisher
Melanie Lynskey
16-May-1977   Heavenly Creatures
T. J. Miller
4-Jun-1981   Erlich Bachman on Silicon Valley
Mark Moses
24-Feb-1958   Paul Young on Desperate Housewives
Jim O'Heir
4-Feb-1962   Jerry Gergich et al on Parks and Rec
Patton Oswalt
27-Jan-1969   King of Queens
William L. Petersen
21-Feb-1953   CSI, Manhunter
Amy Schumer
1-Jun-1981   Inside Amy Schumer
Martin Sheen
3-Aug-1940   The West Wing
Nancy Walls
19-Jul-1966   SNL, The Daily Show


Steve Carell   ...   Dodge
Keira Knightley   ...   Penny
Connie Britton   ...   Diane
Adam Brody   ...   Owen
Rob Corddry   ...   Warren
Derek Luke   ...   Speck
Melanie Lynskey   ...   Karen
William L. Petersen   ...   Trucker
Gillian Jacobs   ...   Waitress -- Katie
T. J. Miller   ...   Chipper Host -- Darcy
Patton Oswalt   ...   Roache
Bob Stephenson   ...   Officer Wally Johnson
Brad Morris   ...   Radio Announcer
Nancy Walls   ...   Linda
Mark Moses   ...   Anchorman
Roger Aaron Brown   ...   Alfred
Rob Huebel   ...   Jeremy
Trisha Gorman   ...   Crying Woman
Tonita Castro   ...   Elsa
Leslie Murphy   ...   Amy
Kasey Campbell   ...   Danny
Vince Grant   ...   Man #1 -- Chip
Amy Schumer   ...   Woman #1 -- Lacey
Marshall Manesh   ...   Indian Man
Aleister   ...   Sorry
Rene Gube   ...   Cell-Mate
Jim O'Heir   ...   Cop #2
Dan Maurio   ...   Toilet Guy
Martin Sheen   ...   Frank


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