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Director:
Writer (WGA):
Paul W. Shapiro (written by)
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Release Date:
9 October 1992 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
Two friends take their dying buddy on one last road trip. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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One of the best emotional all-rounded films, I've ever seen See more (22 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Shawn Phelan ... Young Phil
Jackey Vinson ... Young Gene

Marty Belafsky ... Young Rob

Jason Bateman ... Phil Stepler

C. Thomas Howell ... Gene Michaels

Jonathan Silverman ... Rob Konigsberg
Kent Bateman ... Mr. Stepler
Krista Tesreau ... Rob's Date

Annie Potts ... Mary Klinglitch
Eurlyne Epper ... Redneck Woman
Jeffrey J. Dashnaw ... Redneck #1
Steven Chambers ... Redneck #2
Mark Rosenblatt ... Bartender
Frank Wagner ... Justice of the Peace
Manuel Pickett ... Minister in Arizona
Angelbertha Cobb ... Widow in Arizona
Beverly Guard ... Minister at Funeral
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Frank Welker ... Special Vocal Effects (voice)

Directed by
Neal Israel 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Paul W. Shapiro (written by)

Produced by
Kent Bateman .... executive producer
Jonathan D. Krane .... producer
Larry A. Thompson .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
David Kitay 
 
Cinematography by
James Hayman 
 
Film Editing by
Tom Walls 
 
Casting by
Pamela Guest  (as Pam Rack)
Carolyn Long 
Eliza Roberts  (as Eliza Simons)
 
Set Decoration by
Andrew Bernard 
 
Costume Design by
Giovanna Ottobre-Melton 
 
Makeup Department
Gandhi Bob Arrollo .... makeup artist
Jilliane Bennett .... assistant makeup artist
H. Wayne Coker .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Tikki Goldberg .... unit production manager
Diane Michalek .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Matthew Carlisle .... first assistant director
Chris Howell .... second unit director
Larry Litton .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Matt Allen .... prop intern
Marcie Begleiter .... storyboard artist (as Marcie Dale)
Mike Booth .... swing gang
Brian Fong .... assistant property master
Shawn Gillogly .... prop intern
James Henderson .... set dresser
Tim James .... set dresser
Tim James .... swing gang
Bryte Johnson Jr. .... prop intern
Leon A. King .... lead man (as Leon Anthony King)
Christine M. Kiolbassa .... set dresser
Marc 'Animal' MacYoung .... swing gang
Paul Mohney .... swing gang
Josh Olson .... lead man
Jim Wagner .... property master
 
Sound Department
James Bailey .... foley artist
Kenneth R. Burton .... sound editor
Gregory Cheever .... sound recordist
Denis Dutton .... supervising sound editor
Victor Iorillo .... sound editor
Warren Kleiman .... adr mixer
Steve Kohler .... sound mixer
Laura Macias .... foley artist
Kenneth C. Mantlo .... boom operator
Paige Pollack .... foley artist
Tom Ruff .... sound re-recording mixer
Art Schiro .... sound recordist
Jackson Schwartz .... foley mixer
Scott Weber .... sound editor
Ed White .... sound mixer
James G. Williams .... sound re-recording mixer
Steven D. Williams .... supervising sound editor
 
Stunts
Billy Q. Barrett .... stunts
Janet Brady .... stunts
William H. Burton Jr. .... stunts (as Bill Burton Jr.)
Danny Costa .... stunts
Joe Finnegan .... stunts
James M. Halty .... stunts
Chris Howell .... stunt coordinator
Robert Keller .... stunts
Cliff McLaughlin .... stunts
William R. Perry .... stunts
Jack West .... stunts (as Jack S. West)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Marsha Blackburn .... still photographer
Geb Byers .... first assistant camera
David Craig .... electrician
Marty Dixon .... second assistant camera
Roy 'Chico' Garcia .... additional grip
Bob Good .... gaffer
Dennis Grow .... best boy electric
Monty Hunter .... second assistant camera
Chris Kennard .... best boy grip
Doug Labarre .... grip
Jamie Maxtone-Graham .... second assistant camera
Joe McKenzie .... lighting technician
Robert C. New .... camera operator: second unit
Terry O'Brien .... dolly grip
Serge Pirojnikoff .... lighting technician
Chris Robbins .... additional grip
Dylan Shephard .... additional camera operator
Dylan Shephard .... key grip
Mark Skupen .... grip
Tom Jensen .... additional first assistant camera: second unit (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Ellen Barnett .... casting assistant
Mary Dangerfield .... extras casting
Megan Day .... casting assistant
Sandy Holt .... voice casting
Mimi Maynard .... voice casting
Mary Santiago .... extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Marcy Craig .... wardrobe supervisor
Karyn Wagner .... key wardrobe
 
Editorial Department
Peggy Davis .... apprentice editor
Sean Hubbert .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Frank Fitzpatrick .... music supervisor
Douglas M. Lackey .... music editor
Reg Powell .... orchestrator
 
Transportation Department
J. Wesley Adams .... transportation captain
Ron M. Field .... driver
Wayne P. King .... driver
Thomas S. Lynch .... driver
Todd A. MacDonald .... driver
Brian Maguire .... driver
Michael Marr .... driver
Jim Petti .... transportation co-captain
Jonathan A. Rosenfeld .... transportation captain
Joel Sooby .... driver
Brian Steagall .... transportation coordinator
Steven A. Wills .... driver
 
Other crew
David L. Aaron .... title designer
Peter Barnett .... caterer
Derek Barton .... additional voice
Ken Berger .... post-production facility
Marvin J. Bernstein .... location manager
Bo Berry .... intern (as Sue Berry)
Christie Beyer .... key set production assistant
Patricia Champion .... assistant location manager
Bruce Chudacoff .... location manager: Los Angeles
Raechel Donahue .... additional voice
Robert Edwards .... production assistant
Dulanie M. Ellis .... script supervisor
Jimmy Evangelatos .... assistant: Mr. Israel
Pam Feld .... intern
Sherri L. Fries .... script supervisor
Alfredo Giliberto .... executive assistant to producer
David Grace .... production assistant
Michael Hendrickson .... production accountant (as T. Michael Hendrickson)
Kaleb Henry .... additional voice
Leah Holmes .... assistant: Mr. Krane
Sandy Holt .... additional voice
Annette Isnard .... production assistant
Holly Kane .... additional voice
Chris King .... production assistant
Nancy Jane King .... production coordinator
David Kitay .... guitars and synthesizers
Kenneth Segura Knoll .... video sequences
Martha J. Liermann .... assistant production coordinator
Rob McEntegart .... business affairs
Diane Michalek .... assistant: Mr. Israel
Bobbi Page .... additional voice
Frank Parker .... intern
Tony Pope .... additional voice
Bert Rosario .... additional voice
Scott Shiffman .... assistant production accountant
Nancy Raven Smith .... craft service
Dan Spaulding .... production assistant
Rick St. John .... caterer
Kerry Stanwyck .... asst. production coord.
Kerry Peterson Stanwyck .... assistant production coordinator
Stefani Wies .... intern
Marty Wilson .... intern
Derek J. Young .... additional voice
Tammy Maples .... animal trainer (uncredited)
 

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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for sex related dialogue and a scene of sensuality (edited for re-rating)
Runtime:
100 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
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Certification:
Iceland:L | USA:PG-13 (edited for re-rating) | USA:R (original rating)

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Trivia:
Filmed in 1989See more »
Quotes:
Gene Michaels:Hey man, I've got a rule: never question the intentions of anything over eight feet, okay?See more »
Movie Connections:
References "The Honeymooners" (1955)See more »
Soundtrack:
Hurt So Bad (To Love)See more »

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9 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
One of the best emotional all-rounded films, I've ever seen, 13 March 1999
Author: maxx-10 from Melbourne, Australia

For such a high scoring film, I can't believe comments haven't been made about such a powerfully moving film such as Sketches. The first time I saw this film, I was unaware of the main storyline. I laughed, I cried, I was moved. I have recommended this film to a number of people and so far no-one has been disappointed. I would definitely recommend this to anybody with feeling. If you have a beating heart - you too will be moved. The way Phil (Bateman) deals with his disease, makes you proud to be his friend. Shows a number of mixed reactions from his friends, and you can relate to every one of them. I have now seen this movie more than 15 times, and each time I came away with something new.

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