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26 October 1992 (USA) See more »
A comedy about the American dream.
Debbie and Gerald's lives drastically change after they get a gun. Their mysterious neighbor, Skippy... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Philip Seymour Hoffman Found Dead in New York
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Diane Lane ... Debbie Bender

James Le Gros ... Skippy (as James LeGros)

Stephen Collins ... Gerald Bender

Tess Harper ... Kimmy Hayes

Bruce Altman ... Irwin Bloom

Maddie Corman ... Myra

Bill Raymond ... Andrew
Suzzy Roche ... Checkout Girl

Philip Seymour Hoffman ... Chris
Patti Chambers ... Janice Phee
Stephen Pearlman ... Al Schlyen
Leslie Brett Daniels ... Waitress

Paul J.Q. Lee ... Desk Manager
Angela Marie Baker ... Maid at Ramada
Kent Gash ... Bell Hop

Gene Canfield ... Detective
Gussie Levy ... Grandma Mo

LaChanze ... Kelly Jane
Harry Blackman ... Bartender

Frank John Hughes ... Cop #1 (as Franke Hughes)
Kane Picoy ... Cop #2
Loni Ackerman ... Woman in Charge
Nancy Friedman ... Woman at Wedding

Matt Malloy ... Roy Benson

Directed by
Stacy Cochran 
Writing credits
Stacy Cochran 

Produced by
Becky Arntzen .... associate producer
Paul Colichman .... executive producer
Miles A. Copeland III .... executive producer
Lydia Dean Pilcher .... co-producer
Michael Flynn .... producer
Harold Welb .... executive producer
Original Music by
Pat Irwin 
Cinematography by
Edward Lachman 
Film Editing by
Camilla Toniolo 
Casting by
Todd Thaler  (as Todd M. Thaler)
Production Design by
Toby Corbett 
Set Decoration by
Catherine Davis 
Costume Design by
Eugenie Bafaloukos 
Makeup Department
Chris Bingham .... additional makeup artist
Scott W. Farley .... additional hair stylist
Lori Hicks .... makeup artist
Peggy Schierholz .... hair stylist
Production Management
Kerry Orent .... post-production supervisor
Ann Ruark .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Brian Gutherman .... second second assistant director
Eric Heffron .... assistant director
Todd Pfeiffer .... assistant director
Art Department
Joel Barkow .... set dresser
Taylor Black .... assistant props
Diana Burton .... property master
Jennifer Burton .... set dresser
Rose Marie Cappelluti .... set dresser
Katharine Garrison .... assistant to set decorator
Don Alfred Geyra .... scenic artist (as Don Geyra)
Mark Helmuth .... assistant to art director
Warren Jorgensen .... scenic chargeperson
Fry Karins .... scenic artist
Joe Leggiere .... set dresser
Jeff Miller .... scenic artist
Bill Murphy .... scenic artist
Gus Papadopoulos .... lead man
Siena Porta .... scenic artist (as Siena G. Porta)
Sound Department
Paul Burack .... apprentice sound editor
A.W. Dick .... second engineer
Harriet Fidlow .... adr editor
Eugene Gearty .... sound effects editor
George Leong .... boom operator
Hal Levinsohn .... supervising sound editor
James H. Nau .... assistant adr editor (as James Nau)
Ed Novick .... sound mixer
Michael Shore .... assistant sound editor
Magdaline Volaitis .... sound editor
Peter Waggoner .... re-recording engineer
Special Effects by
Mark Bero .... special effects
Wilfred Caban .... special effects (as Will Caban)
Matt Vogel .... special effects (as Matthew Vogel)
Jery Hewitt .... stunt coordinator
Mick O'Rourke .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Ed Cosgrove .... second assistant camera
John W. DeBlau .... rigging gaffer (as John DeBlau)
Daniel Ehrenbard .... gaffer
Ed Engels Jr. .... grip
Richie Ford .... best boy electric
Richie Ford .... electrician (as Richard Ford)
Rick Gioia .... first assistant camera (as Richard Gioia)
Scott Kincaid .... electrician
Charlie Marroquin .... grip
Ron Mazzola .... grip
Derek McKane .... best boy electric
Jonathan Nussbaum .... best boy grip (as Jon Nussbaum)
Mark Schwentner .... generator operator (as Mark Schwenter)
Robert D. Shulman .... key grip (as Bob Shulman)
John Spencer .... grip
Demmie Todd .... still photographer
Donald Vetick .... dolly grip
Tom Zeleski .... grip
Casting Department
Judie Fixler .... extras casting
Deverin Karol .... casting: Los Angeles
Steve Keller .... extras casting assistant
Donald Paul Pemrick .... casting: Los Angeles
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Kathleen Glynn .... wardrobe assistant
Gretchen Hayduk-Wroblewski .... wardrobe assistant (as Gretchen Hayduk)
Anastasia S. Macris .... assistant to costume designer
James Roberts .... costumer (as Jim Roberts)
Rose Trimarco .... wardrobe supervisor (as Rose Cuervo)
Editorial Department
Armando Fente .... apprentice editor (as Armando Fente Jr.)
Nancy Novack .... assistant editor
Tom Salvatore .... color timer
Music Department
Paul Di Franco .... music supervisor (as Paul DiFranco)
James Flatto .... music editor
Nicholas Prout .... music mixer
Transportation Department
Robert Buckman .... driver
Other crew
Maria T. Bierniak .... location manager
Andy Clark .... location scout
Melissa Cobb .... production executive
Cindy Craig .... set production assistant
Jack Darby .... assistant location manager
Glenn Decker .... office production assistant
Debbie Eaton .... set production assistant
Anastasia Edwards .... production assistant
Gretel Enck .... production assistant
Nina Froriep .... production assistant
James Giblin .... teamster captain (as Jim Giblin)
Tricia Hoffman .... office production assistant
Ira Hurvitz .... script supervisor
L. Chere Jalali .... craft service (as Chere Jalali)
Andy Katz .... location assistant
Joe Kelly .... location assistant
Alleta Kriak .... executive assistant
Nicole M. Libresco .... production assistant
Fred Mandel .... set production assistant (as Fredric P. Mandel)
Margaret McCourt .... production accountant (as Margaret Ann Mccourt)
Lois Nalepka .... production coordinator
George Norfleet .... unit coordinator
Steven Reich .... production executive
Michael Reichman .... production assistant
Kevin Reidy .... production executive
Wendy Richardson .... set production assistant
Sue Rosenthal .... location assistant
Lilli Rouleau .... executive assistant (as Lilli Fields Rouleau)
Matthew Shields .... production assistant
Patrick Shiffrar .... production assistant
Steve Soba .... unit publicist
Mark Urman .... unit publicist
Linda Zorcik .... assistant accountant
Bill Timoney .... adr voice group (uncredited)
Matthew Shields .... special thanks

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Rated R for language
99 min
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10 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
A suntle, underrated, and misunderstood midnight classic, 29 March 2005
Author: Flash19 from Aberdeen, Scotland

This movie is quirky and will not appeal to most people. It's does not contain much in the way of action, there are no special FX, and the plot is down to earth. The film is also mistakenly billed as a comedy and this tends to throw people expecting funny hah hah as in Meet the Parents. This is a subtle black comedy. It's more funny in the same vein as After Hours. In fact anyone that liked After Hours a lot will probably like this too.

There are 2 central characters in the story. Diane Lane plays Debbie Bender a sexy youngish woman married to a stuffy slightly older doctor. I use the term youngish because her character appears to be in that strange zone that is the twilight of youth. Her husband although only slightly older has fully completed to transition to adulthood, is very materialistic, does not respect or acknowledge his wife's intelligence and views her as some sort of a possession / servant.

Jame LeGros plays Skippy a neighbour whos a sort of mid 20s James Dean crossed with Peter Pan type character slightly younger than Debbie... but not much. He's also rebellious - the aging neighbourghood bad boy stuck in a menial job and and still living with his mother obstensibly because he's too broke to get a place of his own but secretly because he has to look after her. Amusingly the Benders both perceive themselves to be much older than Skippy and treat him like the a neighbourhood kid, although deep down you can tell that Debbie perhaps identifies more with Skippy than her husband...

There's a hugely surreal aspect to the film although not as blatant as say Twin Peaks, this is presented is a voyueristic way letting you catch various characters with their guard down and seeing how they behave when they think nobody is watching.

The best part of the film is the sexual tension between Debbie and Skippy as they become thrown together by their vaguely and intentionally hum-drum adventure.

If you like films about the more interesting an amusing parts of real life while exposing some of the quirkier aspects of the human condition and with a crackling of sexual tension then you need to get hold of this.

Great soundtrack too!

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