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Writers (WGA):
Gary Lennon (play)
Gary Lennon (screenplay)
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Release Date:
14 March 1997 (USA) See more »
All they want is another shot...
At the beginning of a nightly Alcoholics Anonymous meeting, Jim seems particularly troubled. His sponsor encourages him to talk that night... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Richard Lewis ... Jim
Liza Harris ... Melanie
Liam Ahern ... Billy
George Martin ... Marty

Sam Rockwell ... Tony

Amanda Plummer ... Shelley

Kevin Corrigan ... Cam
Fanni Green ... Jasmine

Parker Posey ... Debbie

Dianne Wiest ... Rachel
Billy Dove ... Leo

Julie Halston ... Carol

Faye Dunaway ... Becky

LisaGay Hamilton ... Brenda

Calista Flockhart ... Helen
Annette Arnold ... Kathy

Howard E. Rollins Jr. ... Joseph (as Howard Rollins)
Oscar Koch ... Dennis

Margaret Devine ... Terry

Michael Medeiros ... Charlie
Kevin Rendon ... First Liquor Clerk
Burtt Harris ... Harry

Laurie Taylor-Williams ... Francine

Spalding Gray ... Louis

Anna Levine ... Tanya (as Anna Thomson)

Zach Grenier ... Al

Christopher Lawford ... Rich
Michael Campbell ... Ted

Abe Gurko ... Huge Guy

David Drumgold ... Chaka
Cisco Davis ... Park Kid
Joseph Arias ... Ruby (as Joey Arias)
Jonathan Teague Cook ... Freddie

Olga Merediz ... Chairwoman

Judy Bauerlein ... Lucy
Kevin Davis ... Tom

Directed by
Peter Cohn 
Writing credits
Gary Lennon (play "Blackout")

Gary Lennon (screenplay)

Produced by
Tom Carouso .... executive producer
Peter Cohn .... producer
Burtt Harris .... producer
John Hart .... executive producer
Ilene S. Landress .... co-producer
Gary Lennon .... co-producer
Larry Meistrich .... executive producer
Shireen Meistrich .... producer
Original Music by
Joe Delia 
Cinematography by
Peter Hawkins 
Film Editing by
Hughes Winborne 
Casting by
Lina Todd 
Production Design by
Michael Shaw 
Art Direction by
Daniel Goldfield 
Set Decoration by
Janine Michelle 
Costume Design by
Kim Marie Druce 
Makeup Department
Linda Jackson .... hair stylist
Angela Johnson .... makeup department head
Bok-Hee Meixner .... assistant hair stylist
Vincent Russo .... key hair stylist
Barri Scinto .... makeup artist
Adzil Stuart .... assistant makeup artist
Production Management
Jill Footlick .... production manager
Laura Seymann .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Robert C. Albertell .... first assistant director
Peter A. D'Amato .... first assistant director (as Peter Anthony D'Amato)
Sharyn Marks .... second second assistant director
Liz McGregor .... second second assistant director
Eric Yellin .... second assistant director
Art Department
Avery S. Brandon .... set dresser
Amanda Carroll .... set dresser
Anthony Gasparro .... property master
Matthew Richard Harris .... graphic designer
Miriam Johnson .... art department coordinator
Miriam Johnson .... assistant property master
Mark Sonderskov .... construction coordinator
Sound Department
Brad Steven Bergson .... boom operator
Missy Cohen .... supervising sound editor
Andrew Edelman .... additional boom operator
Jennifer Evans .... additional boom operator
Jesse Feigelman .... additional boom operator
Andrew Moran .... sound mixer
David Novack .... sound re-recording mixer
Esther Regelson .... assistant sound editor
Jacob Ribicoff .... supervising sound editor
Camera and Electrical Department
Anthony J. Cox .... grip (as Tony Cox)
Jon Delgado .... best boy electric
Frank G. DeMarco .... camera operator: "b" camera
Edwin M. Figueroa .... key grip
Jackie Hamilton .... grip
Zsolt Kadar .... first assistant camera
Toby McAfee .... still photographer
Robert Ortiz .... camera trainee
Judy Reyes .... grip
Noah David Smith .... second assistant camera
David Wasserman .... grip
Tom Weston .... camera operator: "b" camera
Tom Zuback .... additional still photographer
Casting Department
Laurie Allen .... casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
John Denison .... assistant costume designer
Dalhia Schuette .... assistant costume designer
Editorial Department
Jane Pia Abramowitz .... associate editor
Fred Heid .... color timer
Anna Josenhans .... assistant editor
Martin Zeichner .... digital intermediate colorist
Music Department
Barry Cole .... music supervisor
Albert 'Othello' Glenn .... assistant music supervisor
Other crew
Steven C. Beer .... legal counsel
Seth Burch .... unit location manager
Peter A. D'Amato .... assistant to director (as Peter Anthony D'Amato)
Nicolas diPierro .... assistant production coordinator (as Nicolas DiPierro)
Allison Eigert .... production coordinator
Allison Emmert .... production coordinator
Vernon Guinn .... production assistant
Michael Charles Hill .... distribution and marketing coordinator
Alison Levy .... script assistant
Greg McHale .... assistant location manager
Courtney-Paige Morrison .... craft service
Andy Muller .... set production assistant
Christopher I. Russell .... location manager (as Christopher Russell)
Mike Spenelli .... assistant location manager
Beth Tyler .... script supervisor
George Vowteras .... production assistant

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
Rated R for pervasive strong language, substance abuse and a sex scene
90 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Australia:MA | Iceland:L | Portugal:M/12 (video premiere) | USA:R

Did You Know?

Script began as a play, "Blackout", which ran Off-Broadway in 1990.See more »
Debbie:You want to talk about bad blackouts? I was married in one. I was married in a blackout, I'm serious. I was 19 years old. I was married for 6 weeks, yeah. I was married to this guy named Wild Bob. That was his full name, Wild Bob. So I guess I was Mrs. Wild Bob. Hi everyone, welcome to my life. Do you Debbie, take Wild Bob to be your lawfully wedded husband? I do.See more »
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12 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
Whoever thought Richard Louis could actually act?, 8 June 1999
Author: Anna Price ( from Boston, MA

WOW!!!! As a movie goer who watches at least four films per week, and who is very interested in the harrowing politics of the human soul, I can safely say that there has never been a better movie about alcoholism (no, not even "Days of Wine and Roses") than "Drunks". When I read the plot synopsis on the back cover of the tape case, I was expecting some preachy AA recruitment nonsense. This movie was nothing of the sort. "Drunks" is, for better or worse, a very realistic treatment of addiction, and of 12 step programs in general. The format of the film juxtaposes monologues from AA members during a meeting, with one off- the- wagon evening in the life of Richard Louis' character (I can't remember his name).

Richard Louis is not one of my favorite comedians (understatement of the year), but he pulls off a tour de force performance here. Due to Louis's textured performance, towards the end of "Drunks" I reached a full

understanding of his character, and the knowledge that recovery isn't just "quitting the sauce", but an individual's willingness to look his demons in the eye, and face up to his own particular hell. The ensemble cast of talented actors (including Calista Flockhart, Faye Dunawaye, Dianne Weist, Parker Posey, and a highly amusing Spaulding Grey) do wonders with their monolouges, which are so well written, you feel like you are there, eavesdropping on a meeting in a Times Square church meeting. I absolutely recommend this movie. I wish that it had gotten more publicity during its original theatrical release.

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