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Jersey Girl -- A Jersey Girl decides to change her humdrum destiny by meeting a sophisticated, cool Manhattan guy.
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Writer (WGA):
Gina Wendkos (written by)
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Release Date:
1 August 1992 (USA) See more »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Jami Gertz ... Toby

Dylan McDermott ... Sal

Sheryl Lee ... Tara

Aida Turturro ... Angie

Molly Price ... Cookie
Star Jasper ... Dot

Joseph Mazzello ... Jason

Joseph Bologna ... Bennie

Philip Casnoff ... Mitchell
Pat Collins ... Gabe

Regina Taylor ... Rosie

Amy Sakasitz ... Monica (as Amy Johanna Sakasitz)

Mary Beth Peil ... Day Care Center Teacher

Jordan Dean ... Tim

Richard Maldone ... Bobby
David Dundara ... Mercedes Salesman
Simon Jutras ... French Restaurant Waiter
Page Johnson ... Maitre D'
Lori Anne Mahl ... Cookie's Salon Patron
Marc McQue ... Kenneth
Buckley Norris ... Security Guard
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

John Speredakos ... Gregg
Ray Abbott ... Girls father (uncredited)
Anthony Scavone ... John - Diner Regular (uncredited)

Directed by
David Burton Morris 
Writing credits
Gina Wendkos (written by)

Produced by
Staffan Ahrenberg .... producer
Donald P. Borchers .... line producer: Los Angeles
Robert W. Cort .... executive producer
Amanda DiGiulio .... line producer
Ted Field .... executive producer
David Madden .... producer
Nicole Seguin .... producer
Original Music by
Misha Segal 
Cinematography by
Ron Fortunato (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Norman Hollyn 
Casting by
Janet Hirshenson 
Jane Jenkins 
Roger Mussenden 
Production Design by
Lester Cohen 
Art Direction by
Cathlyn Marshall (uncredited)
Set Decoration by
Alyssa Winter 
Costume Design by
Claudia Brown 
Makeup Department
Nancy Ann Bora .... manicurist
Gabriella Pollino .... hair assistant
James Sarzotti .... hair stylist
Gigi Williams .... makeup artist
Production Management
Amanda DiGiulio .... unit production manager
Andrew M. Stewart .... post-production supervisor
Gregory G. Woertz .... executive in charge of production
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Marlene Arvan .... second assistant director
Stella Kim .... dga trainee
Gary Sales .... first assistant director
Art Department
Gary Aharoni .... assistant property master
Joel Barkow .... set dresser
Walter Blake .... second carpenter
Dennis Causey .... set dresser
Kristin Costa .... art department intern
Elizabeth DeLuna .... set dresser
Katharine Garrison .... assistant to set decorator
Robin Koenig .... set dresser
Timothy Main .... third carpenter (as Tim Main)
Teresa Mastropierro .... charge scenic
Kim Meinelt .... scenic (as Kimberly Meinelt)
Adam Novich .... second construction grip
Gus Papadopoulos .... leadman
Addison Pettit .... construction coordinator
Kelly Reichardt .... assistant to set decorator (as Kelly Reichhardt)
Jennifer M. Savoie .... art department coordinator (as Jennifer Meisle)
Yvonne Smith .... scenic
Larry Steinberg .... key construction grip
Eric Stepper .... property master
Lori Udell .... art department intern
Sound Department
Tim Chilton .... foley artist
Richard Corwin .... ADR editor (as Richard G. Corwin)
Richard Corwin .... dialogue editor (as Richard G. Corwin)
Gregory G. Gest .... sound re-recording recordist (as Greg G. Gest)
Walter A. Gest .... sound re-recording recordist
Patrick M. Griffith .... supervising sound editor
Jeffrey J. Haboush .... sound re-recording mixer (as Jeff Haboush)
J. Stanley Johnston .... additional sound (as Stanley Johnston)
William B. Johnston .... additional sound (as Bill Johnston)
Gerry Lentz .... sound re-recording mixer
Yehuda Maayan .... audio playback (as Jehuda Maayan)
Rod O'Brien .... additional sound
Mark Petersen .... ADR editor
Mark Petersen .... dialogue editor
Christopher B. Reeves .... dialogue editor
Andrew Schmetterling .... boom operator (as Andy Schmeterling)
Ann Scibelli .... digital sound effects editor
David E. Stone .... ADR editor (as Dave Stone)
David E. Stone .... dialogue editor (as Dave Stone)
Pat Toma .... sound mixer: second unit
Mark Weingarten .... sound mixer
Scott Wolf .... digital sound effects editor
Special Effects by
Richard Dowgen .... special effects
Steven Kirshoff .... special effects (as Steve Kirshoff)
Denis Zack .... special effects
Bill Anagnos .... stunts (as William Anagnos)
Peter Bucossi .... stunt coordinator
Norman Douglass .... stunts
Roy Farfel .... stunts
Janet Paparazzo .... stunts (as Janet Papparazzo)
Camera and Electrical Department
Michael J. Delaney .... gaffer
John Donohue .... additional grip
James W. Finnerty .... best boy grip (as Jim Finnerty)
Edward Gold .... camera operator
Chaim Kantor .... first assistant camera
Deborah Lipman .... camera trainee (as Debbie Lipman)
Kenneth Manchester .... crane operator
Robert McGavin .... rigger
Billy Miller .... key grip
Matt Miller .... grip (as Matthew Miller)
Joseph Sciretta .... additional electrician
Robert Sciretta .... best boy electric
Chris Silano .... second assistant camera
Brian Stocklin .... additional electrician
Robert Stocklin .... generator operator
Joel David Warren .... still photographer (as Joel Warren)
Thomas Zeleski .... additional grip
Casting Department
Susanna Griffith .... casting assistant: L.A.
Irene Kearney .... extras casting
Suzanne Santry .... casting assistant: New York
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Denise Andres .... wardrobe supervisor
Laurie Buehler .... seamstress
Marcia Patten .... wardrobe assistant
Editorial Department
Marybeth Bullen-Medlock .... second assistant editor
Nell Kelly .... assistant editor: N.Y.
Mark Lass .... negative cutter
Mark L. Mitchell .... first assistant editor
David Orr .... color timer
Boyd Steer .... negative cutter
Music Department
Stephen Bedell .... music supervisor (as Steve Bedell)
Carl Swartz .... music editor
Michael Wetherwax .... music editor
Transportation Department
Jim Buckman .... driver (as James Buckman)
Robert Buckman .... driver
Joseph Caffrey .... driver
Michael Connolly .... driver
Daniel Derasmo .... driver
Tom Fennimore .... driver (as Thomas Fennimore)
Kevin Flynn .... driver
Peter Hackett .... driver
Kevin Keefe .... driver
Pat King .... driver (as Patrick R. King)
Edward O'Donnell .... transportation captain (as Ed O'Donnell)
James Sweeney .... driver
Ralph Volpe .... driver
Other crew
Jane Barrer .... location manager
Bill Barvin .... additional assistant (as William Barvin)
Maria T. Bierniak .... location assistant (as Maria Bierniak)
Sidney Brammer .... assistant to director
Drew Dillard .... additional assistant (as Andrew Dillard)
John Fischer .... production assistant
Boris Gavrilovic .... location intern
Karen Ruth Getchell .... production secretary (as Karen Getchell)
Jameson Hall .... parking production assistant
Rob Hallenbake .... production assistant
Janet Hill .... unit publicist: L.A.
Kenneth M. Kroll .... assistant auditor
Paul Malmont .... production assistant
Michael McCormick .... production auditor
Wendy Morris .... unit publicist: N.Y.
Elizabeth J. Nevin .... production coordinator
Ben Odell .... production assistant
Kristen Ploucha .... parking production assistant
Cornelia 'Nini' Rogan .... script supervisor (as Cornelia Rogan)
Leo Santos .... office production assistant
Robin Schreer .... assistant: Mr. Madden
Margie Sperling .... second assistant director
Jon Sperry .... dialect coach
Asmund Tangen .... location intern
Gloria Teschner .... assistant: Mr. Ahrenberg
Tim Tyler .... parking coordinator (as Timothy Tyler)

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Rated PG-13 for sensuality, one use strong language and sex-related dialogue
Spain:95 min | USA:95 min
Color (Technicolor)
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Sheryl Lee (Tara) and Molly Price (Cookie) both appeared in the 1992 Circle in the Square Theatre production of Oscar Wilde's Salome. Lee played the title role of Salome, while Price was a servant as well as Lee's understudy.See more »
Toby:I feel like we started out on the wrong foot.
Sal:The wrong foot? The wrong foot? You destroyed my $70,000 car. Do you understand that? We've got off on a really, really bad foot.
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6 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Bites off its nose to spite its face, 19 June 2003
Author: Karen Green (klg19) from New York City

Here's the odd thing about this quirky little film -- its "happy ending" completely undercuts the happy ending the heroine is looking for.

Toby (Gertz) is a Jersey Girl looking for a GQ kind of guy -- a non-Guido with money, nice clothes and good manners who will take her away from it all. Sal (McDermott) is a Queens Guy who's made it big in Manhattan and is dating Social Register material. Toby wants Sal, Sal wants Society, but in the end Toby and Sal get each other. But what happens in order for this to occur? Sal trashes his well-paying career, is humiliated by his girlfriend, intentionally wrecks the Mercedes that first caught Toby's eye,and probably won't long be hanging on to that nice apartment overlooking Central Park. He rejects what it takes to be Manhattan material in order to be with his Jersey Girl -- he re-embraces his Queens roots.

So how does this make him different than the Guidos Toby has been fleeing in the first place? Are we supposed to believe that they're what she really wanted all along, now that she's ended up with one?

The toughest thing about this for me was the endless cliche about what Jersey Girls are like in the first place. I defy anyone to find a 20-something in, say, Short Hills NJ who would dress, act, talk, think like the stereotypes depicted in the film. It's a movie about Jersey Girls with a kind of Philip Roth-like self-hatred about being from Jersey. Toby isn't smarter or more stylish than her friends -- she just wants someone with money. That is supposed to ennoble her? In the end, she doesn't get the guy with the money anyway -- perhaps as fitting punishment for her greediness?

If so, then who's the heroine of this movie, anyway?

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