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No Small Affair -- Romantic comedy about a sixteen-year-old photographer (Jon Cryer) obsessed with a down-on-her luck rock singer (Demi Moore).
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Release Date:
9 November 1984 (USA) See more »
He's 16. She's 22. All he wanted was her picture. What he got was... no small affair.
The 16 years old amateur photographer Charles accidentally takes a photo of Laura - and falls in love with her... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Decent Way to Pass The Time See more (10 total) »


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Directed by
Jerry Schatzberg 
Writing credits
Craig Bolotin (story) (as Charles Bolt)

Craig Bolotin (screenplay) (as Charles Bolt) &
Terence Mulcahy (screenplay)

Produced by
George Justin .... executive producer
William Sackheim .... producer
Original Music by
Rupert Holmes 
Cinematography by
Vilmos Zsigmond 
Film Editing by
Priscilla Nedd-Friendly  (as Priscilla Nedd)
Eve Newman 
Melvin Shapiro 
Casting by
Karen Rea 
Production Design by
Robert F. Boyle  (as Robert Boyle)
Art Direction by
Frank Richwood 
Set Decoration by
Arthur Jeph Parker 
Costume Design by
Jo Ynocencio 
Makeup Department
Lynda Gurasich .... hair stylist
Christina Smith .... makeup artist
Production Management
George Justin .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Michael Looney .... second assistant director
Charles Myers .... first assistant director (as Chuck Myers)
Art Department
Rene Auda .... stand-by painter
Cindy Lou Burroughs .... lead person
Craig Edgar .... set designer
Russell Goble .... property master
Don High .... set designer (as Donald High)
Roger Irvin .... construction coordinator (as Roger L. Irvin)
Larry McGuire .... assistant property master
Mark Poll .... set designer
Robert J. Schlafle .... set designer
Gary Clark .... lead paint foreman (uncredited)
Bill Iiams .... general foreman (uncredited)
Sound Department
Wayne Artman .... sound re-recording mixer
Tom Beckert .... sound re-recording mixer
Tom E. Dahl .... sound re-recording mixer
William L. Manger .... supervising sound editor
Mark Hopkins McNabb .... boom operator
Paul E. Miller .... cable person (as Paul Miller)
Art Ottinger .... adr editor (as Arthur Ottinger)
Art Rochester .... production sound mixer (as Arthur N. Rochester)
David Spence .... sound editor
Vanessa Theme Ament .... foley artist (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Larry L. Fuentes .... special effects (as Larry Fuentes)
Christine Anne Baur .... stunts (as Christine Bauer)
Sandy Berumen .... stunts (as Sand Berumen)
Jack Carpenter .... stunts
Steve M. Davison .... stunts (as Steve Davison)
Tim A. Davison .... stunts (as Tim Davison)
Leonard P. Geer .... stunts (as Lenny Geer)
Buddy Joe Hooker .... stunts
Jon Conrad Pochron .... stunts (as Jon Pochran)
Ronnie Rondell Jr. .... stunts (as Ronnie Rondell)
Reid Rondell .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Colin J. Campbell .... gaffer (as Colin Campbell)
John J. Connor .... camera operator (as John Connor)
Tony Costa .... special still photographer
Dick Deats .... key grip (as Richard Deats)
Frank Del Boccio .... second assistant camera
Frank Holdsworth .... best boy
Robert Jason .... best boy
Ken Nishino .... first assistant camera (as Kenny Nishino)
Hank Sheppherd .... best boy grip
James M. Sheppherd .... dolly grip (as James Sheppherd)
Peter Sorel .... still photographer
Joseph D. Urbanczyk .... camera intern: Mr. Zsigmond (as Joseph Urbanczyk)
Casting Department
Joanne Zaluski .... casting coordinator
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Cynthia Bales .... costume supervisor
Sandy Berke Jordan .... costumer (as Sandy Berk Jordan)
Editorial Department
Sonny Baskin .... associate film editor
Dana Reston .... apprentice film editor
Daniel Sackheim .... assistant film editor
Bobbie Shapiro .... assistant film editor
Emily Wallin .... assistant film editor
Music Department
Christopher Brooks .... music editor (as Chris Brooks)
Richard Stone .... music editor
Tom Boyd .... musician: oboe soloist (uncredited)
Transportation Department
John Curtis .... transportation captain
Gene R. Johnson .... transportation coordinator
Tommy Tancharoen .... transportation captain (as Tom Tancharoen)
William Hogue .... driver (uncredited)
Other crew
John Ross Bush .... location manager
John Ross Bush .... production liaison
Deborah Davis .... assistant: Mr. Schatzberg
Judith Gill .... production coordinator
Vic Heutschy .... unit publicist
Larry Jones .... production assistant
Trish Kinney .... script supervisor
Ruben Martinez .... craft service (as Rubin Martinez)
W. Thomas Snyder .... production assistant
Ann Tait .... production controller (as Ann Tait-Rourk)
Mary Vandagriff .... assistant: Mr. Sackheim
Crew believed to be complete

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102 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Originally starred Sally Field and 'Matthew Broderick' in 1981, but production shut down after director 'Martin Ritt' had a heart attack.See more »
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5 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Decent Way to Pass The Time, 25 February 2005
Author: AJ Gallucci from Longmeadow, MA

When searching for a decent way to kill 2 hours, You could do a lot worse (and a lot better)than No Small Affair. Jon Cryer, in a likable performance, plays a teenager who, for some reason, feels the need to stalk a lovely woman he accidentally photographs. Demi Moore gives the best performance in the movie as the object of Jon Cryer's affection (so good, it almost makes for Demi Moore appearing in Blame it on Rio, which I consider to be the worst film of 1984). Jeffery Tambor does a good job playing Jon Cryer's benevolent uncle (he usually plays the character I just can't stand). What I could not understand is how adult characters treat Jon Cryer as some kind of freak because he likes photography. His teacher sees him taking pictures and acts like he caught the kid cheating. His parents insist that photography makes the kind not normal. The police even arrest him for taking photos in a strip club. It's weird that the movie starts out with consideration for Jon Cryer's school career and then seems to forget he even has school as the movie then puts its focus on his romance with Demi Moore. Yet these are minor changes, as the only major problem with the movie is Jon Cryer's mother: one of the most irritating, most frustratingly unlikable characters I've ever met.

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