The Dunning Man



Hammer Theatre SJ Mon, Mar 6, 2017 9:15 PM
Film Info
Type of Film/Event:Feature
Rating:Not Rated
Additional Info
Premiere Status:World
Production Country:United States
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Michael Clayton
Producer:Kevin Fortuna
Screenwriter:Michael Clayton
Music:Brendan Ryan
Cinematographer:Petr Cikhart
Editor:Ian Blume
Eugenio Richer
Cast:James Carpinello
Dawn-Lyen Gardner
Nicoye Banks
Langston Fishburne
Tom Kemp


Broke, single, and desperate. You’d think he would have learned by now.

From the first frames of Michael Clayton’s The Dunning Man, you know you’re in for a ride and a half. Connor Ryan (James Carpinello, Gotham), out of a job and dumped by his girlfriend, returns to Atlantic City to try to rebuild his life with the last source of income that he has – a few apartments in a low-rise condo complex that sits in the shadows of A.C.'s newest and most expensive casino. Unfortunately, Connor's tenants don't want to pay him. In order to get his money, Connor has to take on a pair of Chechen animal trainers with underworld ties, a rap star who parties so hard the neighbors can't sleep, and a struggling single mother who steals his heart. Spectacular dialogue flows freely in Clayton’s adaptation of producer Kevin Fortuna’s original short story, eliciting plenty of laughs, as well as truly genuine moments of humanity—leading to an explosive and disarmingly funny experience that will have you reflecting for days.