The Guatemalan Handshake

Genre:  Comedy
Running Time:  97 min.
Release Date: June 22, 2008 (limited)

Current rating: Rating: 3.00
based on 0 votes
Rate Movie | Not yet Reviewed

Cast: Will Oldham, Ken Byrnes, Sheila Scullin, Katy Haywood, Ivan Dimitrov, Cory McAbee


In the confusion following a massive power outage, an awkward demolition derby driver vanishes, setting in motion a series of events affecting his pregnant girlfriend, his helplessly car-less father, a pack of wild boy scouts, a lactose intolerant roller rink employee, an elderly woman in search of her lost dog, and his best friend – a ten-year-old girl named Turkeylegs.

Pieces of the mystery begin to come together as Turkeylegs sets out to find her missing friend. Cars drive circles in the dirt, a woman attends her own funeral, the sun rises sideways and an orange vehicle trades hands again and again. Everything eventully culminates in a massive demolition derby that throws all of the characters into different directions.

Director: Todd Rohal
Studio: Benten Films
Producer(s): Marissa Ronca, Jason Orfanon
Screenplay: Todd Rohal
Official Site:

New Photo Galleries

The Guatemalan Handshake Movie Poster