Palo Alto Movie

Palo Alto movie poster

Who's Involved:

James Franco, Emma Roberts, Val Kilmer, Nat Wolff, Chris Messina, Christian Madsen, Gia Coppola

Release Date:

Friday, May 9, 2014 (Limited)

strong sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and pervasive language - all involving teens

Runtime: N/A
Language: English

Plot: What's the story about?

Palo Alto weaves together three stories of teenage lust, boredom, and self-destruction: shy, sensitive April (Emma Roberts), torn between an illicit flirtation with her soccer coach (James Franco) and an unrequited crush on sweet stoner Teddy (Jack Kilmer); Emily (Zoe Levin), who offers sexual favors to any boy to cross her path; and the increasingly dangerous exploits of Teddy and his best friend Fred (Nat Wolff), whose behavior may or may not be sociopathic.

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Who stars in Palo Alto: Cast List

... April

"Paradise Hills" , "The Hunt"  

... Mr. B

"Oz: The Great and Powerful" , "This is the End"  

... Stewart

"The Birthday Cake" , "Top Gun: Maverick"  

"She Dies Tomorrow" , "Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)"  

... Fred

"Mainstream" , "Body Cam"  

... Anthony

"Divergent" , "Mr. Church"  

Who's making Palo Alto: Crew List

A look at the Palo Alto behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Gia Coppola last directed Mainstream and The Secret Life of the Lonely Doll.


Gia Coppola



Tribeca Film

Production Companies

Watch: Palo Alto Trailers & Videos

Production: What we know about Palo Alto?

Key Facts

  1. Gia Coppola's feature film debut.

Filming Timeline

  1. December 2013: The film was in Completed status.

Palo Alto Release Date: When was the film released?

Palo Alto was released in 2014 on Friday, May 9, 2014 (Limited release). There were 11 other movies released on the same date, including Neighbors, Chef and Moms' Night Out.

When will the movie be on DVD?

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

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