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Writer (WGA):
Laurice Elehwany (written by)
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Release Date:
27 November 1991 (USA) See more »
When your Dad's an undertaker, your Mom's in heaven, and your Grandma's got a screw's good to have a friend who understands you. Even if he is a boy.
A young girl, on the threshold of her teen years, finds her life turning upside down, when she is accompanied by an unlikely friend. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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2 wins & 5 nominations See more »
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I feel that this is a touching movie. See more (119 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Dan Aykroyd ... Harry Sultenfuss

Jamie Lee Curtis ... Shelly DeVoto

Macaulay Culkin ... Thomas J. Sennett

Anna Chlumsky ... Vada Sultenfuss

Richard Masur ... Phil Sultenfuss

Griffin Dunne ... Mr. Bixler

Ann Nelson ... Gramoo Sultenfuss

Peter Michael Goetz ... Dr. Welty
Jane Hallaren ... Nurse Randall
Anthony R. Jones ... Arthur
Tom Villard ... Justin

Lara Steinick ... Ronda

Kristian Truelsen ... Charles

David Caprita ... Ray
Jody Wilson ... Mrs. Hunsaker
Linda Perri ... Betty
Nancy L. Chlumsky ... Jackie
Glenda Chism ... Thomas J.'s Mother
Bill Cordell ... Thomas J.'s Father
Ray Buktenica ... Danny
George Colangelo ... Ralph
Anthony Finazzo ... Howie

Shane Obedzinski ... Billy
Zachary McLemore ... Zack
T.J. Collazo ... Boy
Cassi Abel ... Judy
Amanda Cole ... Girl
Bree Butler ... Girl
Harvey Bellman ... Bingo Announcer
John DeRussy ... Vernon
Henry Kohn ... Carl
Florence Mistrot ... Margie

Anthony Giaimo ... Carnival Barker
Edgar Allan Poe IV ... Carnival Barker
Robert V. Girolami ... George
Kurt Smildsin ... Policeman
Paul Nagle Jr. ... Minister

Lynn Sellers ... Suzanne
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Blair Barnette ... Bumper Car Driver (uncredited)

Sven Granlund ... Extra (uncredited)
Victor Iemolo ... Bumper Car Driver (uncredited)

Kevin Scott Richardson ... Bumper Car Driver (uncredited)
L.A. Rothman ... Anna (uncredited)

Directed by
Howard Zieff 
Writing credits
Laurice Elehwany (written by)

Produced by
Joseph M. Caracciolo .... executive producer
David T. Friendly .... executive producer
Hannah Gold .... associate producer
Brian Grazer .... producer
Original Music by
James Newton Howard 
Cinematography by
Paul Elliott (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Wendy Greene Bricmont 
Casting by
Mary Colquhoun 
Production Design by
Joseph T. Garrity 
Art Direction by
Pat Tagliaferro 
Set Decoration by
Linda Allen 
Costume Design by
Karen Patch 
Makeup Department
Joseph Coscia .... hair stylist
Allen Weisinger .... makeup artist
Production Management
Joseph M. Caracciolo .... unit production manager
Chantal Feghali .... post-production supervisor (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Robert V. Girolami .... first assistant director
Douglas S. Ornstein .... second second assistant director
Chris Stoia .... second assistant director (as Christopher Stoia)
Art Department
Jill Bedford .... property assistant
Rick Galbraith .... construction coordinator
Mervyn Johnson .... construction foreman
Deborah Schildt .... property master
Matthew Sullivan .... on-set dresser
Jo Brown .... lead scenic (uncredited)
Don Dalstra .... carpenter (uncredited)
Doug DuRose .... props (uncredited)
Donna Fewell .... art department buyer (uncredited)
Mark Garner .... set designer (uncredited)
Sherman Labby .... production illustrator (uncredited)
Joseph Lallement .... carpenter (uncredited)
Debi Shirk Tagliaferro .... art department coordinator (uncredited)
Bart Wild .... props (uncredited)
Sound Department
Steve C. Aaron .... production sound mixer
Bill W. Benton .... re-recording mixer
Harry Cheney .... sound editor (as Harry Chaney)
David B. Cohn .... adr editor
Carlos Delarios .... re-recording mixer (as Carlos De Larios)
Roxanne Jones .... supervising sound editor
R.J. Kizer .... adr editor
Mark R. La Pointe .... sound editor (as Mark LaPointe)
Victor B. Lackey .... sound editor
Tom C. McCarthy .... supervising sound editor (as Tom McCarthy)
David M. O'Dell .... boom operator
Don S. Walden .... sound editor
Gregory H. Watkins .... re-recording mixer
John O. Wilde .... sound editor (as John Wild)
Catt LeBaigue .... foley editor (uncredited)
Gary Marullo .... foley artist (uncredited)
Timothy Pearson .... foley artist (uncredited)
Jack Roth .... utility sound (uncredited)
John Sisti .... sound editor (uncredited)
Artie Malesci .... stunt coordinator
Jeff Moldovan .... stunt coordinator
Patti Muxó .... stunts
John Zimmerman .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Curtis Bradford .... chief lighting technician (as Curtiss Bradford)
Don Cely .... best boy electric (as Don B. Cely)
Richard Eliano .... first assistant camera
Jon Baronn Farmer .... still photographer
Bill Finger .... second assistant camera (as William Finger)
Charley Gilleran .... second grip
Victor Korte .... dolly grip
Chris Squires .... camera operator
Thaddeus Wadleigh .... key grip
John S. Campbell .... grip (uncredited)
Durk Tyndall .... grip (uncredited)
Casting Department
Alan Berger .... casting assistant
Ellen Jacoby .... casting: Florida
Burton Sharp .... voice casting (as Burt Sharp)
Suzy Sachs .... casting: Seattle (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Kim Carleton .... wardrobe: men (as Kimberly Carlton)
Wendy Champagne .... assistant costume designer
Kelly M. Webb .... wardrobe: women (as Kelly Webb)
Editorial Department
Kimberley Bennett .... additional editor
Brent Brooks .... assistant editor
David Bryden .... color timer (as Dave Briden)
Chris Ingram .... assistant editor
Carolyn Calvert .... assistant editor (uncredited)
Location Management
John Garrett .... location manager
Music Department
Chris Boardman .... orchestrator
Brad Dechter .... orchestrator
Tom Kramer .... music editor
Michael Mason .... assistant to composer
Marty Paich .... conductor
Dennis S. Sands .... scoring mixer (as Dennis Sands)
Marc Bonilla .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Marc Bonilla .... musician: electric guitar (uncredited)
Tom Boyd .... musician: oboe soloist (uncredited)
Jim Self .... musician: tuba, dubbing for Dan Aykroyd (uncredited)
James Thatcher .... musician: French horn (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Edwin Bowden .... transportation captain (as Edwin W. Bowden Jr.)
John Orlebeck .... transportation coordinator
Stanley Robinson .... driver (uncredited)
Other crew
Ellen Gannon .... production secretary
Norman Gary .... technical advisor: bees (as Dr. Norman Gary)
David J. Grant .... assistant: Mr. Caracciolo
Wendi Haas .... production coordinator
Sandra M. Haskell .... script supervisor (as Sandra Marley Haskell)
Margaret Mitchell .... production accountant (as Margaret A. Mitchell)
Mac Newbury .... unit publicist (as Mack Newberry)
Stephen M. Clark .... production assistant (uncredited)
Kevin Franklin Gieb .... production assistant (uncredited)
Lisa Marie Hill .... payroll: accountant (uncredited)
Margo Hunt McKay .... production secretary (uncredited)
Rotimi Rainwater .... production assistant (uncredited)
Crew verified as complete

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102 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Argentina:Atp | Australia:PG | Canada:PG (Ontario) | Canada:G (Quebec) (Certificate #42361) | Denmark:A | Finland:K-8 | Germany:6 | Iceland:L | Norway:11 | Peru:Apt | Philippines:G | Portugal:M/12 | Singapore:PG | South Korea:All | Spain:7 | Sweden:7 | UK:PG | USA:PG-13 (original rating) | USA:PG (re-rating on appeal) (Certificate #31201)
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Did You Know?

Jamie Lee Curtis and Richard Masur were in two movies directed by John Carpenter. Curtis had appeared in Halloween (1978). Masur had appeared in The Thing (1982).See more »
Continuity: Vada is in her bed talking to her father and he puts a stuffed animal next to her. In the next scene the stuffed animal disappears.See more »
[first lines]
Vada Sultenfuss:I was born jaundiced. Once I sat on a toilet seat at a truck stop and caught hemorrhoids. And I've learned to live with this chicken bone that's been lodged in my throat for the past three years. So I knew Dad would be devastated when he learned of my latest affliction.
[to Harry]
Vada Sultenfuss:Dad, I don't want to upset you, but my left breast is developing at a significantly faster rate than my right. It can only mean one thing: cancer. I'm dying.
Harry:[making a sandwich] Okay, sweetie, hand me the mayonnaise out of the fridge.
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32 out of 37 people found the following review useful.
I feel that this is a touching movie., 3 May 2005
Author: clgap91 from United States

I remember watching this movie with my Grandmother when I was around three or four years old. I could only remember two parts of it; when Vada does the sassy type walk across the porch, and when Thomas J. goes to find the mood ring, and nothing else. Not even the name. I watched it again for the first time in eleven years (I am now 14). This movie is a perfect mixture of comedy, romance and drama, for me at least. I think this movie teaches great values and lessons, that everyone should learn. Loyalty, friendship and love, are only a few things about this movie that I love. Everyone should at least give it a chance and see for themselves. I also recommend 'My Girl 2'.

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