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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:
One of the best independant films of the 90s...... 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 
 
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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
 
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:
This was the first film for almost all of the young cast.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:
Features The Yule Log (1966) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
I Need LoveSee more »

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21 out of 27 people found the following review useful.
One of the best independant films of the 90s......, 25 February 2004
Author: Christopher (mrcaw1@hotmail.com) from New York

After reviewing some of the comments written by other contributors I felt I needed to clarify some issues raised.

This was an independently produced film made with relatively unknown actors and a limited budget.

That being said, the writing is a cut above most films put out to the public and the art direction (utilizing real apartments and settings) captures nicely the buffered world of New York City's Upper East Side.

The acting style though it may appear to be arch and affected actually captures quite well the voice patterns and intonations of those people it portrays.

The film is truly a small gem. The audience gets a glimpse into the lives of a privileged set of college aged "preppy" Manhattan-ites. Lots of fun music helps keep the scenes jaunty and most of the actors are well cast.

The film while intellectual in bent, plays most of the scenes decidedly tongue in cheek which keeps the movie from feeling pretentious.

The movie is a baby Hannah and Her Sisters if you will. I also enjoyed the director/writer's two other films to date, Barcelona and The Last Days of Disco.

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