Slingshot (film)

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Directed by Jay Alaimo
Written by Jay Alaimo
Matt Fiorello
Matthew Quinn Martin
Starring David Arquette
Thora Birch
Balthazar Getty
Julianna Margulies
Music by C.J. Vanston
Cinematography Paul Daley
Release date
  • 2005 (2005)
Country United States
Language English

Slingshot is a 2005 American independent crime film directed by Jay Alaimo and written by Alaimo & Matt Fiorello and Matthew Quinn Martin. The film stars David Arquette, Thora Birch, Balthazar Getty and Julianna Margulies. [1] [2] [3]

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Jay Alaimo is an American film director, writer and producer.



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  2. Rob Lineberger (May 7, 2007). "Slingshot - Review". DVD Verdict . Retrieved 6 October 2015.
  3. Quigles (June 19, 2007). "DVD Reviews: Slingshot". JoBlo . Retrieved 6 October 2015.