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Director:
Writer:
Whit Stillman (written by)
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Release Date:
3 August 1990 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Finally... A film about the downwardly mobile.
Plot:
A group of young upper-class Manhattanites are blithely passing through the gala debutante season, when an unusual outsider joins them and stirs them up. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. Another 7 wins & 4 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
A small treasure with real staying power See more (51 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
Carolyn Farina ... Audrey Rouget
Edward Clements ... Tom Townsend

Chris Eigeman ... Nick Smith (as Christopher Eigeman)

Taylor Nichols ... Charlie Black
Allison Parisi ... Jane Clarke

Dylan Hundley ... Sally Fowler
Isabel Gillies ... Cynthia McLean
Bryan Leder ... Fred Neff

Will Kempe ... Rick Von Sloneker
Ellia Thompson ... Serena Slocum (as Elizabeth Thompson)
Stephen Uys ... Victor Lemley
Roger W. Kirby ... Man at Bar
Alice Connorton ... Mrs. Townsend
Linda Gillies ... Mrs. Rouget
John Lynch ... Allen Green (as John Lynch)

Donal Lardner Ward ... North Greenwich Preppie
Thomas R. Voth ... Cab Driver (as Tom Voth)
Caroline Bennett ... Sabina - Texas Deb
Francis Creighton ... Cadet Frawley
Joel S. Schreiber ... A.T. Harris Salesman
Catherine Atzen ... Catherine Atzen Clinician
J. Harden Rose ... TV Voice of Debutante Ball (voice)
Victoria Chickering ... SFRP Friend (Early-nighter)
Blayne Perry ... SFRP Friend (Early-nighter)
Kevin Schack ... SFRP Friend (Early-nighter)
Tina Thornton ... SFRP Friend (Early-nighter)
Hank Poley ... SFRP Friend (Early-nighter)
Andrew Lyle ... SFRP Friend (Early-nighter)

Directed by
Whit Stillman 
 
Writing credits
Whit Stillman (written by)

Produced by
Brian Greenbaum .... line producer
Whit Stillman .... producer
Peter Wentworth .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
Tom Judson 
Mark Suozzo 
 
Cinematography by
John Thomas 
 
Film Editing by
Christopher Tellefsen 
 
Costume Design by
Mary Jane Fort 
 
Makeup Department
Susan Dexter .... makeup artist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Larry Eudene .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Antonio L. Arroyo .... sound (as Antonio Arroyo)
Marko A. Costanzo .... foley artist
Tom Foligno .... sound editor
Jay Kessel .... sound editor
George A. Lara .... foley mixer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
John DeSimone .... best boy
Joe Foley .... key grip
William MacGhee .... gaffer
William J. McDevitt .... key grip
 
Editorial Department
Jacqueline Delibes .... assistant editor
Lauren Waldron .... apprentice editor
Dave Pultz .... color timer (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Sanford Allen .... musician: violin
Art Baron .... musician: trombone (as Arthur Baron)
John Beal .... musician: bass
Louis Cortelezzi .... musician: reeds (as Louis J. Cortelezzi)
Steven Danenberg .... music copyist
Jock Davis .... composer: additional music
Larry Etkin .... musician: trumpet (as Laurence Etkin)
Laurie A. Frink .... musician: trumpet
Julie Green .... musician: cello
Billy Johns .... composer: additional music
Bob Malach .... musician: reeds
Butch Miles .... musician: drums
Josh Rosenblum .... conductor (as Joshua Rosenblum)
Derek Smith .... musician: piano
Mark Suozzo .... conductor
Christopher Tellefsen .... music editor
Joe B. Warner .... composer: additional music
Ronald Zito .... musician: drums
 
Other crew
Diane Lanthrop .... cha-cha coordinator
Scott Peterson .... script supervisor
Pam Shaw .... titles design
 

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98 min
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Trivia:
Linda Gillies who played Audrey's mother is in real life the mother of Isabel Gillies who played Cynthia McLean. Linda got the role as Mrs. Rouget after Whit Stillman saw her during her visit on the set with her daughter and thought she looked motherly.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Mrs. Rouget:You can't listen to what your younger brother has to say. I can't think of anyone less an authority of female anatomy.
Audrey Rouget:He can see... It's hideous.
Mrs. Rouget:No, it isn't. You're being very subjective. You know, there was a survey of girls your age some years ago and nearly all of them were convinced that either their behinds, or their noses, were grotesquely oversized. And there was no apparent correlation between this conviction and their actual size.
Audrey Rouget:Really? They did a survey of that?
Mrs. Rouget:Yes. Why don't you show me the dress again?
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Movie Connections:
Featured in Cinefile: Made in the USA (1993) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
Dry Your EyesSee more »

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24 out of 30 people found the following review useful.
A small treasure with real staying power, 10 August 2002
Author: Azeem Ali Khan from United Kingdom

I can say this film has staying power as I've seen it about half a dozen times in the 12 years since it came out; the most recent occasion was a week ago, and it still holds up, like a great play. It's all in the dialogue and acting: Stillman's idea of an action scene is someone opening a champagne bottle a little over-enthusiastically.

The characters are beautifully drawn, none of them perfect, none of them without some redeeming features. They seem very believable to an outsider from England. The dialogue is a never-ending delight, full of great one-liners, yes, but also some equally cherishable, marvellously pompous sermonising and theorising from these slightly preposterous yet strangely loveable people (particularly Charlie Black). It's not exactly a comedy, but I laughed out loud a lot more than I have in some films that have been trying desperately hard to make me titter.

For me the great mystery is this: whatever happened to this fine young cast?? Edward Clements has done virtually nothing since this film, ditto Carolyn Farina (apart from a small part in Age of Innocence); likewise Eigeman and Nichols, although the former seems to have racked up a few more credits, and the latter was in Boiler Room, although I didn't realise it was him until the credits rolled.

If you need action and plot, this film probably isn't for you. But anyone else can dive in and and enjoy a genuinely independent film that shows what can be done on limited resources. This film is worth more in my heart than the combined works of Joel Schumacher, Don Simpson and their tiresome, overblown ilk.

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