84 minutes / Ages 17+ / 2006 / Canada / Average:
A guilt-filled inventor makes some tragic moral decisions on his way to success...
Windup is a very original comedy. We follow Bernie Shaddick from his tragic childhood, through to his present day pursuit of a career as an inventor. Likened to such films as "Raising Arizona" and "The Big Lebowski", gritty cohen-esque humor saturates Bernie Shaddick's life, from his encounter with mace at a potential sale, to his murderous mentors posing as his Aunt Audre and Uncle Reg. Bernie is a man who, in the face of rejection and ridicule, just "doesn't get it", and perseveres anyways. His good nature gets on the nerves of his cruel co-workers at his commercial real estate day-job. Upholding an almost delusional enthusiasm, Bernie unknowingly sells his soul with a smile! Bernie's girlfriend Latrice and roommate Stuart only accentuate Bernie's seemingly pathetic existence. Latrice, sexy in a dirty sort of way, loves Bernie, although she would prefer to love his money, if he had any...
CastBernie Schadek: John Read
Latrice: Lurene Music
Stuart Schadek: Dave Cote
Cuban #1: Liviu Rain
Cuban #2: Dan Zachary
Mrs. Peacock: Colleen Butterly
Cuban Lord: Steve Springette
Reg Schadek: Mel Tuck
Audrey Schadek: Karen Austin-Tuck