Meet Dave


1h 30m 2008

Brief Synopsis

Dave Ming Chang, newly arrived in New York City, may be the ultimate fish out of water. He's forty-something, pleasant looking and nattily dressed, even if his attire--an all-white suit, black tie and a neat black handkerchief tucked in his pocket--harkens back to the disco-centric '70s. But beyond

Film Details

Also Known As
Starship Dave
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2008
Production Company
Schavaria Reeves
Distribution Company
20th Century Fox Distribution

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 30m

Synopsis

Dave Ming Chang, newly arrived in New York City, may be the ultimate fish out of water. He's forty-something, pleasant looking and nattily dressed, even if his attire--an all-white suit, black tie and a neat black handkerchief tucked in his pocket--harkens back to the disco-centric '70s. But beyond his odd apparel, there's something not quite right about Dave. Even the way he walks is odd; as he makes his way through the streets of New York, one of his legs shoots out way too far with each step, like he's not comfortable in his own body. And for good reason: inside "Dave" is a crew of well-trained miniature people--a world within a world--that feverishly attempts to direct Dave's every action and conversation. In each section of Dave's "body," a skilled crewperson (average height: one and three-quarters inches), sporting an insignia depicting a specific part of Dave's anatomy, mans a high tech console controlling Dave's movements. But Dave's crew, under the direction of the Captain from whom Dave takes his appearance, is experiencing a steep learning curve. When Dave attempts his first-ever sip of water, a tremendous wave of water rushes down, drenching everyone inside. When Dave tries on some clothing, a shirt becomes a cotton beast bent on smothering him. When he goes in for a simple medical exam, the metallic Dave must battle formidable magnetic forces from an MRI. And a banquet of processed meat tubes he learns are called "hot dogs," leads to an explosive situation inside a men's room. As Dave--that is, those inside Dave--slowly navigates his way through these physical challenges, they begin to experience something with even more profound effects. A glimmer of emotion sweeps over the crew, which hails from a place that discourages emotion and individuality. Dave is changing--from the inside-out, and from the outside-in.

Crew

Jason Acevedo

Craft Service

Danny Aiello Iii

Stunts

Michael Alexonis

Key Grip

Joe A Alfieri

Construction Coordinator

Jeffrey Amaral

Electrician

Kristen Anacker

Costumer

Bill Anagnos

Stunts

Scott Anderson

Visual Effects Editor

Craig Anthony

Costumer

Greg Argarin

Electrician

Dana Arnold

Best Boy

Vincent Arteca

Grip

Joseph M Aspromonti

Assistant Director

Sage Asteak

Set Production Assistant

Philip Bailey

Song

Laura Baker

Costumer

Terry Baliel

Hair Stylist

Brian Barnes

Location Assistant

Steve Barnett

Post-Production Supervisor

Braulo Barrera

Song

Paul Barry

Song

Ned Bastille

Editor

Chris Baugh

Location Manager

Irina Beil

Accountant

Richard Bell

Greensman

Frank Bennett

Original Music

Jon Berg

Producer

Michele Berumen

Casting Associate

Juel Bestrop

Casting Director

David Betancourt

Foley Mixer

Craig Bilodeau

Rigging Grip

Ian Blake

Song

Justin Blum

Grip

Jill Bogdanowicz

Colorist

Ryan Bonner

Set Production Assistant

Mark Boucher

On-Set Dresser

Janet Brady

Stunts

Julian Brain

Assistant Director

Bob Branam

Video Assist/Playback

Jeffrey S Brink

Special Effects Coordinator

Andrew P Brown

Accounting Assistant

Pete Bucossi

Stunts

Jane Bulmer

Assistant

Keith M Bunting

Dolly Grip

Josh Burns

Assistant Location Manager

Robert Caballero

Medic

Rod Calarco

Assistant Camera

Joseph A Campayno

Makeup Artist

Roy Cancino

Special Effects

Jeff Carson

Music Editor

Ian Carter

Tailor

Ruth Carter

Costume Designer

Virgil E Carter

Stand-In

Joe Eddie Casares

Video Assist/Playback

Dan Casey

Assistant Camera

John Catron

Production Accountant

Joe Cecchini

Production Assistant

Christopher Cenatiempo

Stunts

John Cenatiempo

Stunts

Al Cerullo

Coordinator

Ruben Chacon

Rigging Grip

Adam Chambers

Rigging Gaffer

Kevin Chase

Stunts

Aric Cheng

Set Designer

Cher

Song Performer

Kathleen Chopin

Casting

Gary Clause

Foreman

Larry Clause

Props

Peter Clores

Transportation Captain

Lars Clutterham

Original Music

Liisa Cohen

Stunts

Debra Coleman

Makeup

Fetteroff Colen

Costumer

Dennis Coles

Song

Mark Comperry

Foreman

Jeffrey A Cook

Electrician

Bill Corbett

Screenplay

Kathleen Courtney

Production Supervisor

Skip Crank

Assistant Property Master

Nick Crew

Visual Effects

Douglas Crosby

Stunts

Stephenson Crossley

Assistant Location Manager

Vince Cupone

Stunts

Scott Curtis

Foley Editor

Gloria D'alessandro

Adr/Dialogue Editor

Michael D'imperio

Assistant Property Master

John Debney

Music

John Debney

Original Music

Lola Debney

Music Coordinator

Brad Dechter

Original Music

Minerva Deguzman

Accountant

Thomas Dewier

Stunts

James P. Dolan

Electrician

Devin Donegan

Video Assist/Playback

Leonard Drake

Hair Stylist

Tim Drnec

Stunts

William Duncklee

Medic

Lorenzo Dunn

Song

Kent Sverre Dysthe

Props

Alan Easley

On-Set Dresser

Brett Eidelman

Accountant

Mark Elias

Best Boy Grip

Fletcher Elkington

Location Assistant

Garry Elmendorf

Special Effects Coordinator

Richie Elson

Set Production Assistant

Stephanie L.s. Elzas

Costumes

Kurtis Epper

Stunts

Richard Epper

Stunts

Roy Farfel

Stunts

Jeanie Farnam

Production Secretary

Kathleen Farry

Loader

Frank Ferrara

Stunts

Steven Ficke

Special Effects

Jordanna Fineberg

Costumer

Dawn Fintor

Foley Artist

Heather Flanders

Assistant

Steve Fratianni

Key Grip

Camille Freer

Assistant Camera

Adam Friedberg

Assistant

Camille Friend

Hair Stylist

David Friendly

Producer

Beat Frutiger

Art Director

Jodi Pynn Gabree

Stunts

Kathryn Galberth

Assistant Production Coordinator

Hallie Gallaga-rivera

Accounting Assistant

Sherry Gallarneau

Script Supervisor

Marvin Gaye

Song

David Giammarco

Sound Mixer

Barry Gibb

Song

Maurice Gibb

Song

Robin Gibb

Song

Jeffrey Lee Gibson

Stunts

Tim Gilbert

Stunts

Troy Gilbert

Stunts

Andy Gill

Stunt Coordinator

Andy Gill

Unit Director

Jack Gill

Stunts

Jeffrey L Glave

Scenic Artist

David Goldsmith

Video

Jerardo Gomez

Rigging Electrician

Tim Gomillion

Sound Recordist

Damien Gonzales

Electrician

Scott Goodale

Props

Richard Bryce Goodman

Sound Mixer

Rhona Gordon

Tutor

Sean Gowrie

Production Coordinator

Casey Green

Video Playback

Joe Green

Stunts

Rob Greenberg

Screenplay

Robert Greenfield

Set Decorator

Gary Grice

Song

Clay A. Griffith

Production Designer

Russ J Griffon

Assistant Property Master

David Grimaldi

Sound Effects Editor

Dave Groseclose

Production Assistant

Daniel K Grosso

On-Set Dresser

Joe C. Guest

Assistant Location Manager

Jemal Guillory

Assistant

Randall Guth

Assistant Sound Editor

Brooks Guyer

Camera Operator

James Halty

Stunts

Marvin Hamlisch

Song

Thomas M. Hammel

Executive Producer

Thomas M. Hammel

Unit Production Manager

Steven R Hammond

Transportation Coordinator

R Dana Harlow

Grip

Jim Harrison

Music Editor

Jimmy Harritos

Electrician

Jimmy Hart

Stunts

Ray Harvie

Storyboard Artist

Ryan Harvie

Office Production Assistant

Lamont Hawkins

Song

Kerry Hayes

Photography

David H Hayles

Stunts

Paul Hazard

Rigging Electrician

Brandon Heidt

Set Production Assistant

Evan Henke

Assistant Editor

David Heron

Special Effects

Cort Hessler Iii

Coordinator

Charisse M Hewitt-webster

Assistant

Chris Hill

Video Playback

Jay M Hirsch

Special Effects

Shane Toulouse Holliday

Best Boy Grip

Brandon Hollyer

Accounting Assistant

Matthew Honovic

Casting Assistant

Jimmy Hoyson

Music

Melanie Hoyson

Music Supervisor

Melanie Hughes-weaver

Makeup

Ivy Joe Hunter

Song

Jason Hunter

Song

Lisa Hyde

Costumer

Patrick Janicke

Illustrator

Jack Jeffris

Helicopter Pilot

Jayme Jensen

Stunts

Jeb Johenning

Video Playback

Jonny R. Johnson

Driver

Peter J Johnson

Rigging Grip

Martha Johnston

Assistant Art Director

Aakomon Jones

Stand-In

John Paul Jones

Property Master

Film Details

Also Known As
Starship Dave
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2008
Production Company
Schavaria Reeves
Distribution Company
20th Century Fox Distribution

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 30m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Summer July 11, 2008

Released in United States on Video November 25, 2008

Peter Segal previously attached to direct.

Previously in development at Paramount.

Released in United States Summer July 11, 2008

Released in United States on Video November 25, 2008

Project was included on the 2005 Black List.