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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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Director:
Writer (WGA):
Barbara Turner (written by)
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Release Date:
8 December 1995 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
The toughest act to follow was their dreams.
Plot:
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 »
Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. Another 6 wins & 4 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Georgia on my mind See more (33 total) »

Cast

  (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)

Directed by
Ulu Grosbard 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
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
 
Thanks
Elvis Costello .... special thanks
Van Morrison .... special thanks
Lou Reed .... special thanks
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for substance abuse, language and a sex scene
Runtime:
115 min
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Color (Technicolor)
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Trivia:
John Doe was cast in the film because Jennifer Jason Leigh is a fan of his band, X.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: (at around 6 mins) Bobby's right hand is on, then off, his water glass.See more »
Quotes:
Georgia:What are you drinking?
Sadie Flood:You know me. Whatever's cheap or free.
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Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
AIN'T NOBODY'S BUSINESSSee more »

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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Georgia on my mind, 14 August 2005
Author: paul2001sw-1 (paul2001sw@yahoo.co.uk) from Saffron Walden, UK

'Georgia' is a strong, sometimes harrowing drama about the relationship between two singing siblings: the eponymous elder sister, an established country-folk star, and the less talented Sadie, who is actually the central character of this film. Jennifer Jason Leigh is in her element as the self-destructive, self-loathing Sadie, and delivers perhaps her finest performance; but Mare Willingham is also good in the subtler role of Georgia, a woman whose capacity to feel compassion has been tested to the limit, and which only survives when focused through a prism of superiority. Georgia is instinctively careful with words but Sadie compulsively goads her into betraying these instincts; the telling dialogues between them are constructed with a deadly precision, the high points of a generally excellent screenplay. What's also surprising is that the music is also good. In any film about art, a central problem for the director is creating a belief in the merits of the fictional work; in 'La Bellie Noiseuse', for example, Jean-Jacques Rivette created an explicit plot justification for not having to show the painting that is the film's centrepiece to his viewers, rather than letting us judge it. By contrast, in this film, Georgia sounds genuinely good, while Sadie veers between downright awful and almost interesting; this allows the film to actually use the music as a means of conveying the narrative of the story. This slows the pace of the film, and if you don't like the types of music played, might be excruciating; but it's interesting to see the (fictional) truth conveyed through the medium of performance.

One of the film's strengths is that it grants us no indulgent fantasies; because of this, the narrative arc is limited (especially as the film is quite long). In some senses, the film resembles other great films about the self-destructive, like 'Five Easy Pieces' or 'Naked'. It's not quite in that class, but it's double-headed structure makes it more reflective, less visceral, but by no means uninteresting. Overall, it's an unjustly neglected work.

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