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The Best Man

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What do you do when you are made Best Man to someone you hardly know and end up falling for his bride to be?

Olly is a gifted writer - in fact a publisher has given him a healthy advance. Unfortunately he has also been struck with writer's block and frittered away said advance.

Then, out of the blue, James, Olly's best friend from university whom he has not seen for five years, gets in touch. James is getting married and he wants Olly to be his Best Man. Olly is immediately terrified about how he is going to write a speech when his writer's block is so extreme. His fears are briefly pushed aside at the engagement party when he meets the girl of his dreams - until James introduces her to Olly as Sarah, his bride to be!

Murray, Olly's best friend, can see only one course of action - Olly must break up the happy couple and make Sarah his own. However, Olly opts for plan 'b' - to simply avoid Sarah at all costs. But this is not as easy as it seems, especially with Murray working behind the scenes.
When Sarah unexpectedly calls off the wedding James begs Olly for his help. Olly is torn between his moral duty and his love for Sarah. He decides to come to his assistance and offers to help James write a letter expressing his feelings for Sarah. On reading Olly's words Sarah is smitten with James once more, but by now Olly has realised that James is not the man he thought he was.

Can Olly prevent Sarah marrying the wrong man?


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Stefan Schwartz
Justin Smith, Ildiko Kemeny
Justin Smith, Ildiko Kemeny
Alan Strachan
Ed Roe, Stefan Schwartz
Director of Photography
Haris Zambarloukos
Jim Greenhorn
Principal Cast
Stuart Townsend, Amy Smart, Seth Green


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Last updated 7th September 2006

Production Company

Sure Fire Films


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