Jim Gaffigan Gets Desperate in Trailer for Thriller 'American Dreamer'

August 1, 2019
Source: YouTube

American Dreamer Trailer

"Somebody took something from me." Saban Films has debtued an official trailer for a crazy indie thriller titled American Dreamer, from director Derrick Borte (The Joneses, Dark Around the Stars, H8RZ). The film first premiered at the Los Angeles Film Festival last year, and also played at the Virginia Film Festival. Playing off the rideshare society we live in, the film is about a driver who works for a company called HAIL who makes extra cash chauffeuring a low level drug dealer around town. But when he finds himself in a serious financial bind, he decides to kidnap the dealer's kid - and obviously this doesn't go very well. Jim Gaffigan stars, joined by Robbie Jones, Isabel Arizza, Tammy Blanchard, Alejandro Hernandez, Brian K. Landis, and Curtis Lyons. Yeah, this looks as predictable and as mediocre as you might expect.

Here's the first official trailer (+ poster) for Derrick Borte's American Dreamer, direct from YouTube:

American Dreamer Poster

A down on his luck rideshare driver (Jim Gaffigan) who makes extra cash chauffeuring a low level drug dealer around town finds himself in a serious financial bind and decides to kidnap the dealer's child. American Dreamer, once known as All the Animals Come Out at Night, is directed by German-American writer / filmmaker Derrick Borte, director of the films The Joneses, Dark Around the Stars, H8RZ, and London Town previously. The screenplay is written by Derrick Borte and Daniel Forte. This originally premiered at the Los Angeles Film Festival last year. Saban Films + Lionsgate will release Borte's American Dreamer in select theaters + on VOD starting September 20th this fall. Anyone interested in seeing this?

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Ah damn...kinds looks like wore version of COLLATERAL.

DAVIDPD on Aug 1, 2019


Hardly, this seems to be something else. Driver over there was supposed to get killed on the end and this one will make all the wrong choices that wil lead him there ...

shiboleth on Aug 1, 2019


When desperation takes a really wrong turn ...

shiboleth on Aug 1, 2019


can't wait to hear Jim's stand up making fun of this movie

JP on Aug 1, 2019


NOPE! This looks almost as bad as The Kitchen is gonna be! 🙁 Not every comedian can pull off dramatic roles just because a few have done so brilliantly. Conversely, not all actors can pull off being funny....looking at you Vince Vaughn! (.) (.) >><<(.)(.)

Whichhalfofthewit on Aug 1, 2019


Into The Wild, Brawl In Cell Block 99, Dragged Across Concrete. Just three reasons why you're wrong.

Nielsen700 on Aug 2, 2019


Aren't those all dramatic/non-comedy roles?? That is my point, I think Vince Vaughn is to comedy what oil is to water. Never should the two mix!

Whichhalfofthewit on Aug 2, 2019


Gaffigan is my favorite comedian, hands down. He's been in a lot of movies lately, and this looks intense. It seems his side-job is doing well! Good poster!

kitano0 on Aug 2, 2019


Jim Gaffigan is definitely trying to break into the dramatic acting, but this looks not great. Come on Hollywood, give him something better than THIS! He can do it!

THE_RAW_ on Aug 2, 2019

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