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Georgia -- Sadie is desperately looking up to her older sister Georgia who is a famous Country musician. However, Sadie's tumultuous lifestyle puts a strain on their relationship.


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Writer (WGA):
Barbara Turner (written by)
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Release Date:
8 December 1995 (USA) See more »
The toughest act to follow was their dreams.
Sadie is desperately looking up to her older sister Georgia who is a famous C&W artist. Sadie wants to be a famous artist like her sister... See more » | Full synopsis »
Nominated for Oscar. Another 6 wins & 4 nominations See more »
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Sibling rivalry and family affairs. See more (33 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Jennifer Jason Leigh ... Sadie Flood

Mare Winningham ... Georgia Flood

Ted Levine ... Jake

Max Perlich ... Axel Goldman

John Doe ... Bobby

John C. Reilly ... Herman
Jimmy Witherspoon ... Trucker

Jason Carter ... Chasman

Tom Bower ... Erwin Flood
Smokey Hormel ... Leland
Jimmy Z. ... Clay
Tony Marsico ... Paul
Jamian Briar ... Andrew Flood
Rachel Rasco ... Mish Flood
Nicole Donahoo ... Young Sadie Flood
Aisleagh Jackson ... Young Georgia Flood
Colleen O'Hara ... Ticket Agent
Bruce Wirth ... Dan Ferguson
Dieter Thomas Kuhn ... Bartender at Larry's (as Thomas Kuhn)
Bill Johns ... Promoter

Mina Badie ... Bobby's Girlfriend
Chris Carlson ... Reporter at Larry's
Shawn Cox ... 17-Year-Old Boy
Jeff Steitzer ... Drunk
Michael Shapiro ... Brian

Barbara Deering ... Nurse #1
Stephanie Shine ... Nurse #2
Jay Keye ... Gate Agent
Jo Miller ... Jo Miller
Craig Huston ... Drunk in Crowd (as C.W. Huston)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Michelle Ahern ... Featured Dancer (uncredited)
Wendy Bones ... Concert crowd member (uncredited)
Shawn Garrett ... Concert fan (uncredited)
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Directed by
Ulu Grosbard 
Writing credits
Barbara Turner (written by)

Produced by
Ben Barenholtz .... executive producer
Amanda DiGiulio .... line producer
Ulu Grosbard .... producer
Jennifer Jason Leigh .... producer
Barbara Turner .... producer
Cinematography by
Jan Kiesser 
Film Editing by
Elizabeth Kling 
Casting by
Renee Rousselot 
Production Design by
Lester Cohen 
Art Direction by
Rondi Tucker 
Set Decoration by
Crista Schneider 
Costume Design by
Carol Oditz 
Makeup Department
Lori Guidroz .... hair department head
Micheline Trépanier .... key makeup artist
Production Management
Amanda DiGiulio .... unit production manager
Lemore Syvan .... post-production manager
Lemore Syvan .... post-production supervisor
Stacia White .... music production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Craig Huston .... first assistant director
Elisa Sansalone .... second second assistant director
Lynn Wegenka .... second assistant director
Art Department
George M. Abeyta .... set dresser
Matthew Ebert .... art department coordinator
Steven E. Eyrse .... head painter
Steven E. Eyrse .... scenic artist
Jonathan Faber .... art department production assistant
Noelle King .... set designer
Kim Larsen-Santini .... assistant property master
Rebecca Leonard .... paint foreman
Melissa Matthies .... property master
Michael McCombe .... greensman
Robert A. Neer .... set dresser
Robert A. Neer .... swing
Mary Seibert .... set dresser
Alun Vick .... construction coordinator
Nick Worsfold .... scenic artist
Sound Department
Marko A. Costanzo .... foley artist
Lee Dichter .... sound re-recording mixer
Lewis Goldstein .... sound effects editor
Skip Lievsay .... supervising sound editor
Nicholas Renbeck .... apprentice sound editor
Fred Rosenberg .... dialogue editor
Kira Smith .... boom operator
Philip Stockton .... sound editor
Mark Weingarten .... production sound mixer
Special Effects by
Don Dumas .... special effects
Camera and Electrical Department
Peter K. Anderson .... camera operator
Ed Ewing .... camera operator
David J. Frederick .... camera operator (as David Frederick)
Kirk R. Gardner .... Steadicam operator (as Kirk Gardner)
Lulu Gargiulo .... camera operator (as Lulu Gargiulio)
Steve Itano .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Scott Leyse .... assistant camera
Rebecca Revak .... second assistant camera
Gregory D. Smith .... grip
Scott Watkins .... best boy grip
Bob Webeck .... additional first assistant camera
Casting Department
Tina Kerr .... extras casting
Jodi Rothfield .... seattle casting
Katie Ryan .... casting: Seattle
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Marienne O'Brien .... costume supervisor
Editorial Department
Sam Adelman .... assistant editor
Sandra Nash .... apprentice editor
Patricia Sztaba .... negative matcher
Stan Sztaba .... negative matcher
Music Department
Todd Kasow .... music editor
Margaret Lite .... music production assistant
J. Steven Soles .... music producer (as Steven Soles)
Tom Swift .... music mixer
Robin Urdang .... music consultant
Stacia White .... music production manager
Transportation Department
Roy A. Grace .... driver
Rick Wiley .... driver: camera car
Other crew
Ronald Arthur Baker .... caterer
Travis Blue .... production assistant
Mark Botvinick .... production assistant
Kristin Capp .... location assistant
Bradley Dumont .... assistant to director
Roger D. Faires .... assistant location manager
Alisoun F. Lamb .... production coordinator
Meg McHutchison .... location manager
Carrie Ann Morrow .... technical advisor
Susan Pearce .... first assistant production accountant
Atalanta Powell .... production assistant
Lou Ann Quast .... script supervisor
Gary Roundtree .... production assistant
Dixie Lee Sedgwick .... stand-in
Elvis Costello .... special thanks
Van Morrison .... special thanks
Lou Reed .... special thanks

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Rated R for substance abuse, language and a sex scene
115 min
Color (Technicolor)
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Did You Know?

The film is based on an actual incident that happened in the family of Jennifer Jason Leigh and Barbara Turner, who is Leigh's mother and the film's writer.See more »
Continuity: (at around 6 mins) Bobby's right hand is on, then off, his water glass.See more »
Georgia:Sadie's pain must be fed. And we're all here to serve.See more »
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11 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Sibling rivalry and family affairs., 22 August 1999
Author: Hermit C-2 from Marietta, GA, USA

I suppose 'Georgia' makes a more mellifluous title than 'Sadie,' because that's the Flood sister that gets the lion's share of attention in this movie. Sister Georgia has built herself a career as a successful country music singer and has a stable marriage and family life. Sadie sings too, sort of; she's not that good and performs with semi-pro bands in mostly empty nightclubs. The two women have a complex and fragile relationship. Sadie seems to love her sister and admire her talent, but just below the surface lurk envy and resentment. Georgia for her part is always polite but somewhat on edge when Sadie is around, as if she's afraid her sister might lose control of herself and do something stupid or embarrassing. That fear is not unfounded, for Sadie is, as one critic described her, an emotional black hole, the kind of person who sucks in all the concern and attention in a family. She's also a substance abuser who is always walking on the edge of personal destruction.

The movie was written by Barbara Turner, mother of Jennifer Jason Leigh who plays Sadie, and directed by Ulu Grosbard. They tend to underplay rather than overplay Sadie's drug use and erratic behavior. She often threatens to do something out-of-control or embarrassing but most often stops just a bit short. Only once in the film is she shown really suffering the ill effects of being a junkie, but it's a harrowing scene. Also, Sadie and Georgia are often right on the verge of an emotional bust-up scene, but they only really have it out one time as well. This keeps the film from degenerating into caricature but it may stop it from being a great film rather than just a good one.

Director Grosbard took one very large chance on a scene where Sadie is Georgia's guest onstage at a benefit show. Sadie sings a Van Morrison song, "Take Me Back," stretching it out with her own improvised lyrics before an uncomfortably silent audience, forcing Georgia to come to both Sadie's and the crowd's rescue. To make this scene work, Grosbard had to let the song run on a long time, some eight minutes. This runs the risk of alienating some viewers and providing an easy target for critics, but you have to admire the daring it took to include it.

'Georgia' is a good, solid, if not spectacular film about sibling rivalry and family relations. Leigh is good in her role, as is Mare Winningham as the more subdued title character. Of the supporting cast I especially liked Max Perlich as a hero-worshiping fan that Sadie uses by turning him into her husband.

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