SMALL ENGINE REPAIR – In Theaters September 10th

Distributed By:

Vertical Entertainment

Release Date:

September 10, 2021

Written &

Directed By:


John Pollono

Produced By:

Rick Rosenthal, Peter Abrams, Jon Bernthal, Noah Rothman


Jon Bernthal, Shea Whigham, Jordana Spiro, John Pollono, Ciara Bravo, Spencer House


103 mins




Drama, Comedy


Frankie (John Pollono), Swaino (Jon Bernthal) and Packie (Shea Whigham) are lifelong friends who share a love of the Red Sox, rowdy bars and Frankie’s teenaged daughter Crystal (Ciara Bravo). But when Frankie invites his pals to a whiskey-fueled evening and asks them to do a favor on behalf of the brash young woman they all adore, events spin wildly out of control. Based on Pollono’s award-winning play, Small Engine Repair is a pitch-black comedic drama with a wicked twist and a powerful exploration of brotherhood, class struggle and modern masculinity.