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2 July 1986 (USA) See more »
Making love was easy...being in love difficult. See more »
A man and woman meet and try to have a romantic affair, despite their personal problems and the interference of their disapproving friends. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Rob Lowe ... Danny Martin

Demi Moore ... Debbie Sullivan

James Belushi ... Bernie Litgo

Elizabeth Perkins ... Joan

George DiCenzo ... Mr. Favio
Michael Alldredge ... Mother Malone

Robin Thomas Grossman ... Steve Carlson (as Robin Thomas)
Donna Gibbons ... Alex

Megan Mullally ... Pat

Patricia Duff ... Leslie

Rosanna DeSoto ... Mrs. Lyons (as Rosana De Soto)

Sachi Parker ... Carrie
Robert Neches ... Gary
Joe Greco ... Gus
Ada Maris ... Carmen
Rebeca Arthur ... Crystal

Tim Kazurinsky ... Colin
Kevin Bourland ... Ira
Dean Bastounes ... Man in Joan's Apartment
Charlotte Maier ... Madge
Marjorie Bransfield ... Gloria
Kimberley Pistone ... Girl at Bar
Lindy Huddleson ... Lisa

Raffi Di Blasio ... Kid #1 (as Raffi DiBlasio)
Sheenika Smith ... Kid #2
Heath Wagerman ... Kid #3
Brie O'Banion ... Kid #4
Dawn Arnemann ... Ruthie

Catherine Keener ... Cocktail Waitress

Steven Eckholdt ... Man in Bar
Robert B. Durkin ... Friend of Danny & Bernie
Ray Wohl ... Friend of Danny & Bernie
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kevin Bassett ... Baseball extra (uncredited)

James Kall ... Softball Player (uncredited)

John Richard Petersen ... Man on Elevated Train (uncredited)

Diana Simonzadeh ... Girl at Biograph Theatre (uncredited)

Directed by
Edward Zwick 
Writing credits
David Mamet (play "Sexual Perversity in Chicago")

Tim Kazurinsky (screenplay) and
Denise DeClue (screenplay)

Produced by
Jason Brett .... producer
E. Darrell Hallenbeck .... associate producer
Stuart Oken .... producer
Arnold Stiefel .... executive producer
Original Music by
Miles Goodman 
Cinematography by
Andrew Dintenfass 
Film Editing by
Harry Keramidas 
Casting by
Gail Eisenstadt 
Production Design by
Ida Random 
Set Decoration by
Chris Butler 
Costume Design by
Deborah Lynn Scott  (as Deborah L. Scott)
Makeup Department
Robyn Goldman .... hair stylist: Chicago
Brian J. Kossman .... makeup artist: Chicago (as Brian Kossman)
Gail Rowell-Ryan .... hair stylist (as Gail Ryan)
Robert Ryan .... makeup artist
Production Management
E. Darrell Hallenbeck .... unit production manager
Ted Zachary .... executive in charge of production (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Julie Chandler .... second second assistant director: Chicago (as Julia A. Chandler)
Donald P.H. Eaton .... second assistant director (as Donald Eaton)
Wendy Ikeguchi .... dga trainee
Stefanie Moore .... second second assistant director: Chicago
Mark Piznarski .... second second assistant director: Chicago
Allan Wertheim .... first assistant director
Art Department
Jean Alan .... set decorator: Chicago
Beverli Eagan .... set designer
William A. Elliott .... assistant art director (as William Elliott)
Robert E. Knight .... supervising signwriter
Michael Kohan .... assistant property master
Karen B. Mazzulla .... assistant property master: Chicago
Michael Schmidt .... lead man (as Michael J. Schmidt)
Arthur Shippee .... property master (as Arthur Shipee Jr.)
George Stokes .... construction coordinator
Danae Walczak .... lead person: Chicago
Sound Department
Rick Ash .... adr mixer
Rick Ash .... foley mixer
William C. Carruth .... foley editor (as William Carruth)
Evelyn Dutton .... foley walker
Terrance Emerson .... boom operator
Sukey Fontelieu .... sound editor
Michael C. Gutierrez .... sound editor (as Michael Guiterrez)
Jerelyn J. Harding .... sound editor (as Jerelyn Golding)
Dale R. Janus .... cable person: Chicago (as Dale Janus)
David J. Kimball .... sound re-recording mixer (as David Kimball)
Rick Kline .... sound re-recording mixer
Gregg Landaker .... sound re-recording mixer
Janet Fiona Mason .... assistant sound editor
Jacques Nosco .... production sound mixer
Mark Pappas .... assistant sound editor
Geoffrey Patterson .... cable person (as Geoffrey Lucius Patterson)
Gary Ritchie .... sound re-recordist
Victoria Rose Sampson .... supervising sound editor
Eric Shrader .... adr editor (as Erik Schrader)
Jerry Trent .... foley artist
Special Effects by
Darrell Pritchett .... special effects
Brian Tipton .... special effects: first unit (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Steve Adams .... best boy electric
Art Bartels .... best boy grip: Chicago
Ron Batzdorff .... still photographer
Kelly R. Borisy .... grip
Donald Carlson .... first assistant camera: Chicago (as Donald C. Carlson)
Robert C. Carlson .... second assistant camera: Chicago
Frederick Hamm .... second assistant camera
Kit Kalionzes .... first assistant camera
Michael M. Krevitt .... grip: Chicago
Dan Lerner .... camera operator
William Mareneck .... set lighting technician: los angeles
Frank Miller .... camera operator: Chicago (as Frank M. Miller)
Mike Moyer .... best boy electric: Chicago
Dick Oakes .... electrician: Chicago
Bruce Olinder .... gaffer
Harold Rabuse .... key grip
Rebel Schunke .... dolly grip
Sandy Williams .... second grip
James Zenk .... still photographer: Chicago
William Allen Jr. .... electrician (uncredited)
Paul Jacobsen .... set lighting technician (uncredited)
Casting Department
Barbara Harris .... adr casting
Catherine Jane Holzer .... extras casting assistant (as Catherine Holzer-Ballowe)
Catherine Keener .... casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Dallas D. Dornan .... costumer
Julie Starr Dresner .... costume supervisor: women
George L. Little .... costume supervisor: men
Sherry Thompson .... costumer
Editorial Department
Rick Arbuckle .... post-production assistant
Linda Folk .... second assistant film editor
Stephen Fox .... assistant editor: Chicago
Rose Kuo .... second assistant editor: Chicago
Alexandra Leviloff .... assistant film editor
Marc Solakian .... post-production assistant
Music Department
George Doering .... musician
Bones Howe .... music supervisor
Joel Moss .... scoring mixer
Curtis Roush .... music editor
Timothy R. Sexton .... executive in charge of music
Transportation Department
Fritz Braden .... transportation coordinator
Richard Deangelo .... transportation captain: Chicago (as Richard DeAngelo)
Benson Jones .... transportation captain
Other crew
Deb Acker .... production assistant: Chicago (as Deborah Acker)
Lea Andrews .... production coordinator
Alison Balian .... assistant: Mr. Brett & Mr. Oken
Gayle F. Bohnoff .... video research
Cathryn Bulicek .... production assistant: Chicago
Ramona De Pippo .... assistant accountant
Sonny P. Filippini .... script supervisor
Marty Fraser .... location manager: Chicago
Tim Kazurinsky .... co-scenarist
James Kramer .... assistant: Mr. Zwick
Solomon J. LeFlore .... production financing
Michael Lewis .... production assistant
Richard Lorenzana .... production accountant
Linda Lowy .... assistant: Mr. Brett & Mr. Oken, Chicago
Frank Nichols .... craft service: Chicago
Sam Rath .... location scout
Ira S. Rosenstein .... location manager (as Ira Stanley Rosenstein)
Constance G. Rowbotham .... production coordinator (as C.G. Rowbotham)
Nina Saxon .... title designer
Jackson Sousa .... fitness trainer: Rob Lowe and Demi Moore
Gardner Stern .... caterer: Chicago
Susan Trembly .... unit publicist
Ron Weber .... craft service (as Ronald Weber)
Kevin Bassett .... production assistant (uncredited)
Gail Eisenstadt .... dedicatee

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113 min
Color (Metrocolor)
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Did You Know?

The final version of David Mamet's stage-play "Sexual Perversity in Chicago" was an amalgam of the first version of that titled play as well as another of Mamet's plays, "Danny Shapiro and his Search for the Mystery Princess".See more »
Continuity: The froth on Debby's champagne at New Year's Eve.See more »
Bernie:[Danny tells Bernie that he told Debbie he loves her] Ooohhhh! Dan, Dan, Dan, Dan, Dan, Dan, Dan!
Bernie:Who said it first?
Danny:I did.
Bernie:Ooohhhh! Dan, Dan, Dan, Dan, Dan, Dan, Dan!
Bernie:Was it before you came, or after?
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14 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
Accurate Portrayal of a 1980s relationship - with interesting Best Friends!, 5 November 2004
Author: Jeremy Perkins ( from Aberystwyth, Wales

In 1980's Chicago two attractive young people develop a very 1980's relationship. After falling into bed together on their first meeting they progress through a tentative relationship to moving in together, moving out again, and then possibly to some sort of reconciliation.

The film was made contemporaneously with the period it is set in and is one of those films that evoke their particular time with well-observed accuracy. Demi Moore and Rob Lowe deliver strong performances as the articulate, successful – and confused - central characters, with Moore in particular able to reflect on the developing crises with astute asides.

The film possibly has two structural problems. First, it is too long. Boy endlessly prostrating himself in front of Girl he has sent packing gets tedious, and the tension regarding what may happen starts to dissipate.

Secondly, the more-or-less mandatory Best Friend characters are almost too strong. Lowe's buddy James Belushi is a chauvinist slob, but also a bit of a charmer - and with some of the best lines. Moore's confidante Elizabeth Perkins may be something of a shrew, but a damned attractive one. These two take an intense dislike to each other from the start, and as the main romance stalls their relationship becomes by far the more interesting one with its vague possibility that such a sparky loathing just might lead to something more positive - if pretty combustible!

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