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Georgia -- Critics everywhere raved about this motion picture and its outstanding stars, Jennifer Jason Leigh (SINGLE WHITE FEMALE, RUSH) and Academy Award-nominee Mare Winningham.
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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, desperation and rock&roll 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:
Wendy Bones ... Concert crowd member (uncredited)

Michelle Crane ... Featured Dancer (uncredited)
Shawn Garrett ... Concert fan (uncredited)

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
Stephen Les .... grip
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
Collen Newberry .... location assistant (as Cullen Newberry)
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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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:I don't want to know what you do locked away in that bathroom for half an hour.See more »
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5 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
sibling rivalry, desperation and rock&roll, 12 December 2004
Author: Imaginary-friend from England

Georgia is a stark and harrowing exposition into the relationship of two sisters, Sadie played by Jennifer Jason Leigh and the eponymous Georgia played by Mare Winningham (best supporting actress nominee 1996). The film follows Sadie, a young woman trapped within her envy and aspirations to achieve the success, and more importantly recognition, of her older sister Georgia, a revered folk and country singer in the pacific north west of America. In her pursuit of these desires however, she tears at her tenuous relationship with her sister and all those around her. It seems only her contagious beauty and vulnerability keep the people she hurts close to her, as we follow her through smoky clubs and bars, cheap motels and onwards into oblivion.

Georgia is often a trying film on the viewer, as its director, the Belgium born Ulu Grosbard pushes mainstream codes of cinematic language, and at the same time, deals with a central character who is often caustic, abrasive and unredeeming. That said, Jennifer Jason Leigh's visceral portrayal of Sadie Flood is utterly compelling and inspired. Indeed, her performance truly brings alive a disaffected character wrought by insecurity, isolation, depression and self-loathing; all culminating in an itinerant and bohemian lifestyle of club singing, alcoholism, heroin addiction and disillusionment.

Worthy of note also are the stellar performances of the support cast, notably Georgia's loving husband played by Ted Levine, Sadie's doting and tortured partner played by Max Perlich and Herman the drug-addled band-mate of Sadie's, performed by the ubiquitous character actor John C Reilly. Another great feature of this film is the soundtrack, and in many ways this film could be considered a musical. Contributions come from Van Morrison, Lou Reed, Elvis Costello, Eric Clapton, Tom Waits and Otis Redding, many of whom were active in the music to the film. John Doe and the late Jimmy Witherspoon for example, both acclaimed recording artists in their own right, act and sing in the film. Indicative of the soundtrack's integral contribution to the overall film, please note the cover of 'this magical place is more than it seems' from the Wizard of Oz score, as Sadie more so than anything wants to click her heels together and get back to the old house, back home.

In summation, this film will appeal to people who drink too much, people who tell me that it's a sin to know and feel too much within, which according to Bob Dylan many claim to live by and i concur; those with a penchant for '90s Seattle, rock and roll and dark character studies into alcoholism, thwarted ambition and pervasive despair.

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