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The Daytrippers -- Eliza D'Amico thinks her marriage to Louis is going great, until she finds a mysterious love note to her husband...


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5 March 1997 (USA) See more »
One station wagon. Two generations. Three couples. Four relationships. See more »
When a happily married woman discovers a love letter written by her husband to an unknown party, she enlists her dysfunctional family to discover the truth. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
7 wins & 2 nominations See more »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Stanley Tucci ... Louis D'Amico

Hope Davis ... Eliza Malone D'Amico
Pat McNamara ... Jim Malone

Anne Meara ... Rita Malone

Parker Posey ... Jo Malone

Liev Schreiber ... Carl Petrovic
Stephanie Venditto ... Cassandra

Campbell Scott ... Eddie Masler

Marc Grapey ... Aaron

Douglas McGrath ... Chap
Jill Rowe ... Monica Young
Andy Brown ... Ronnie

Paul Herman ... Leon
Amy Stiller ... Amy Corinne Fairbright-Lebow
Peter Askin ... Nick Woodman
Marcia Haufrecht ... Molly

Carol Locatell ... Doris

Marcia Gay Harden ... Libby
Adam Davidson ... Libby's Ex-Boyfriend
Tracey Barry ... Monica's Friend
Ford Evanson ... Sandy Pierce
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Rik Walters ... Markus (uncredited)

Directed by
Greg Mottola 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Greg Mottola 

Produced by
David Heyman .... executive producer
Larry Kamerman .... executive producer (as Lawrence S. Kamerman)
Campbell Scott .... executive producer
Steven Soderbergh .... producer
Jonathan Stern .... line producer (as Jon Stern)
Nancy Tenenbaum .... producer
Original Music by
Richard Martinez 
Cinematography by
John Inwood 
Film Editing by
Anne McCabe 
Casting by
Sheila Jaffe 
Georgianne Walken 
Production Design by
Bonnie J. Brinkley 
Costume Design by
Barbara Presar 
Makeup Department
Magda Adjani .... additional hair stylist
Magda Adjani .... additional makeup artist
Kim W. Behrens .... hair stylist (as Kim E. Behrens)
Kim W. Behrens .... makeup artist (as Kim E. Behrens)
Kim W. Behrens .... makeup artist: second unit (as Kim Behrens)
Danielle Rodgiff .... additional hair stylist
Danielle Rodgiff .... additional makeup artist
Tracy A. Sassano .... hair stylist
Tracy A. Sassano .... makeup artist
Production Management
Katie Metz .... production manager: second unit
Keri Weisblum .... production manager (as Keri Kravitz)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Robert Bauer .... additional second assistant director
Stephanie Butler .... additional second assistant director
Rasheed Hinds .... second second assistant director
Brian Lindstrom .... first assistant director
Anthony Savini .... second assistant director
Art Department
Laurie Denning .... set dresser
Edward Gram .... property master
Rachel Janocko .... set dresser
Dianne Kalemkeris .... property master
Connie Sherman .... set dresser
Lori Ann Wernig .... assistant property master (as Lori Wernig)
Michael Zadresny .... property master (as Michael Zadrosny)
Sound Department
David Alvarez .... additional sound mixer (as Davide Alvarez)
Seth Anderson .... sound department intern (as Seth Andersen)
Nancy Cabrera .... foley artist
Joe Cimino .... assistant sound editor
Jeanne Gilliland .... additional boom operator
Steve Hamilton .... supervising sound editor
Jeanette King-Segnini .... audio post-production supervisor
William Kozy .... additional sound mixer
Andy Kris .... sound department intern
Hal Levinsohn .... dialogue editor
Daniel McIntosh .... additional sound mixer
Jan McLaughlin .... additional sound mixer
Frank Morrone .... sound re-recording mixer
Betsy Nagler .... boom operator
David Powers .... sound mixer
Jen Ralston .... sound editor (as Jennifer Ralston)
Antonio Riverio .... additional sound mixer
Steve Silkensen .... adr editor
Kira Smith .... additional boom operator
Kenneth M. Waddell .... additional boom operator (as Kenneth Waddell)
Karl Wasserman .... boom operator
Pietro Cecchini .... assistant sound editor (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Dave Anderson .... generator operator
Paul Avery .... additional grip
K.C. Bailey .... still photographer
Bruce Callarman .... additional grip
Keith Devlin .... key grip
Luke Eder .... assistant camera: second unit
Luke Eder .... first assistant camera
Rob Featherstone .... additional first assistant camera
Damian Fitzsimmons .... additional grip (as Damien Fitzsimmons)
Joe Foley .... additional key grip
Doug Fook .... additional first assistant camera
Andy Fox .... additional grip
Mike Franzetti .... additional grip
Kate Freland .... additional electrician
Graham Haber .... still photographer
Jeremy Hall .... additional key grip
W. Mott Hupfel III .... additional first assistant camera (as Mott Hupfel)
John Inwood .... director of photography: second unit
Zsolt Kadar .... additional first assistant camera
Sam Kretschmer .... additional grip
Amy Kupferberg .... additional electrician
Ben McCullough .... additional key grip
Bill Meyer .... additional electrician
John O'Malley .... additional gaffer
John O'Mally .... additional electrician
Meri Pritchett .... second assistant camera
Adam Putnam .... additional first assistant camera
Leslie Reingold .... still photographer
Chris Scarfi .... best boy electric (as Christopher Scarfi)
Christopher Searll .... best boy electric
Sean Sheridan .... gaffer
Emelia Stockdale .... additional first assistant camera
Meho Suzuki .... additional second assistant camera
Ken Tanzer .... additional electrician
Joel Tishcoff .... additional grip (as Joel Tishkoff)
David Wasserman .... second grip
Pamela Lyn Weiss .... additional electrician
Benjamin Seth Wolf .... additional gaffer
Damian Fitzsimmons .... grip (uncredited)
Casting Department
Jordan Beswick .... casting assistant
Yolande Geralds .... extras casting (as Yolande Gerald)
Ulysses Terrero .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Laurita Shields .... wardrobe supervisor
Editorial Department
Benjamin Darling .... apprentice editor
Danny DeVincent .... color timer (as Daniel Devincent)
Mark Ginsberg .... color timer
Jason Harman .... apprentice editor
Philip Harrison .... assistant editor
Marlo Poras .... assistant editor
Stan Sztaba .... negative matcher
Daniel Vatsky .... apprentice editor
Joe Violante .... dailies advisor (as Joey Violante)
Other crew
Melissa Bardin .... production assistant
Gary Becker .... titles: F-Stop Studio, New York
Julian R. Boyance .... production assistant (as Julian Boyance)
Brett Boye .... production assistant
Barbara Brett .... production assistant
Mike Brown .... production assistant
Seth Burch .... location manager
David Capell .... production assistant
Michael Cardinale .... production assistant
John Chamberlain .... location manager
Pia Clemente .... production assistant
Jennifer Dorkin .... production assistant
Seth E. Durch .... location manager
Axuve Espinosa .... production assistant
Chris Gleaton .... production assistant
Scott Guber .... auditor
Fernando Iglesias .... production assistant
Tomoko Imade .... production assistant
Gary Ives .... production assistant
Willis Baxter Johnson .... production assistant (as Willis Johnson)
Michelle Katz .... production assistant
Myron I. Kerstein .... production assistant (as Myron Kerstein)
Bill Kopitke .... production assistant
Bernadette Lee .... production assistant
Greg McHale .... production assistant
Katie Metz .... production coordinator
Maria Miller .... production assistant
Philip Miller .... additional script supervisor (as Phil Miller)
Courtney-Paige Morrison .... production assistant
Andy Muller .... key production assistant
Sandra Ramani .... production assistant
Rocco Reid .... production assistant
Amber Richmond .... production assistant
Alma Robinson .... location scout
Jill Rowe .... production assistant
Alison Sandler .... assistant production coordinator
Craig Simpson .... production assistant
Elizabeth Skoglund .... production assistant
Peggy Sutton .... script supervisor
Chap Taylor .... production assistant: second unit
Pedro Valiente .... production assistant
Keri Weisblum .... auditor (as Keri Kravitz)
Lowell Williams .... representative: SAG
Paul Williams .... production assistant
Gina S. Anderson .... thanks: production team
Carol Sue Baker .... thanks: production team
Joe Beirne .... production team thanks: Stable Films
Alan Berk .... thanks: Du Art Film Laboratories
Ron Bochner .... thanks: C-5
Charles Bodmer .... thanks: production team
Don Brautigan .... thanks: production team
Frank Buche .... thanks: Du Art Film Laboratories
Michelle Byrd .... thanks: production team
Steve Castellano .... thanks: Todd-AO Studios East
Howard Coale .... thanks
Debbie Cohen .... thanks: production team
Stephen Cohen .... thanks: production team
Kenneth Cole .... thanks: production team
Rick Connolly .... thanks: production team
Kahane Cooperman .... thanks: production team (as Kahane Corn)
William DeVizia .... thanks
Patrick Dollard .... thanks
Axuve Espinosa .... thanks: production team
Michael Freedman .... thanks: production team
Elizabeth Gazzara .... thanks: production team (as Liz Gazzara)
Lynn Geller .... thanks: production team
Danielle Germano .... thanks: The Hit Factory
Brad Goodman .... thanks: production team
Phyliss Gran .... thanks: production team
John Haey .... thanks: production team
John Hardy .... thanks: production team
Josh Harris .... production team thanks: Jupiter Interactive Media
Richard Hassanein .... thanks: Todd-AO Studios East
Jill Heyman .... thanks: production team
James L. Honore .... thanks: Sony Pictures Entertainment (as Jim Honore)
Christine Huang .... thanks: production team
Henry Huang .... thanks: production team
Joy Huang .... thanks: production team
Ishay Kassab .... thanks: production team
Maria Kavanaugh .... thanks: production team
Peter Kenney .... thanks: production team
Molly Larky .... thanks: production team
Skip Lievsay .... thanks: C-5
Susan Littenberg .... thanks: production team
Gayle Lopatow .... thanks: production team
Evan Lurie .... thanks: production team
Alison Maclean .... thanks: production team
Mitch Macy .... thanks: production team
Margaret Maher .... thanks
Caitlin Maloney .... thanks
Andrew Marc .... thanks: production team
Gloria Martino .... thanks
Albert Maysles .... thanks: Maysles Films Inc.
Alexander McCabe .... thanks: production team
Al McEnroe .... thanks: production team
Mary Meagher .... thanks
Wendell Minor .... thanks: production team
Jo Mottola .... thanks
John Mottola .... thanks: C-5
Margaret Mottola .... thanks
Rita Mottola .... thanks
Tom Mottola .... thanks
Eric O'Connell .... thanks: production team
Doug Oppenheimer .... thanks: production team
Debra M. Paitchel .... thanks: production team
Robert E. Patterson .... thanks: production team (as Robert Elvis Patterson)
John Pierson .... thanks: production team
Maria Pon .... thanks: production team
Peggy Rajski .... thanks: production team (as Peggy Rajsky)
Paul Rassam .... thanks: production team
Ilan Rechtman .... thanks: production team
Jack Ribik .... thanks: production team
Alison Rose .... thanks: production team
Steve Savitz .... thanks: production team
Frank Sawyer .... thanks: production team
Michael Scavone .... thanks: financial support
Roseann Schaefer .... thanks: production team
David Schwab .... thanks: production team
Lynn Settow .... thanks: production team
Hope Shaw .... thanks: production team
Nina Shover .... thanks
Jamie Silverstein .... thanks: production team
Madeline Spirt .... thanks: production team
Garth Stein .... thanks: production team
Jay Stern .... thanks: production team
Tim Sullivan .... thanks: production team
Tom Tafuri .... thanks: production team
Catherine Tait .... thanks: production team
Susan Tenebaum .... thanks: production team
Lyn Tenenbaum .... thanks: financial support
Richard Tenenbaum .... thanks: production team
Stephen Tenenbaum .... thanks: production team (as Steve Tenenbaum)
Morton Tennenbaum .... thanks: financial support (as Morton Tenenbaum)
Norman Vanamee .... thanks: production team
Joe Violante .... thanks: Technicolor (as Joey Violante)
Martha Wallner .... thanks: Maysles Films Inc.
Amy Wells .... production team thanks: Stable Films
Eileen West .... thanks: production team
Karin Wiesel .... thanks: production team (as Karen Wiesel)
Crew believed to be complete

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Rated R for language
87 min | Germany:81 min (TV version)
Color (Technicolor)
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Anachronisms: Andrew Marvell is mentioned as a contemporary of Shakespeare, but he wasn't born until five years after the Bard of Avon died.See more »
Amy Corinne Fairbright-Lebow:I find it odd to be experiencing such feelings of joy in association with a book that is principally a devastating account of spiritual asphyxiation.See more »
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18 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
A small film that is easy to miss but should be seen, 9 November 2003
Author: FilmOtaku ( from Milwaukee, WI

While I've been meaning to see this film for years, (I think the trailer was on the Reservoir Dogs VHS that I wore out before I bought it on DVD) it was one of probably hundreds of films that I put on my back burner. So when I recently saw it was on a pay channel I jumped on it, and am very glad that I did finally see this gem.

The Daytrippers involves a woman (Davis) whose resolve that she is happily married is tested when she finds an excerpt from a love poem that fell from her husband's (Tucci) clothes. She elects to go to her mother (Meara) for advice and ends up going on a day trip to NYC to ask her husband about it. Along for the ride is her father, (McNamara) her sister, (Posey) and her sister's boyfriend (Schrieber). Of course, if they were able to simply confront her husband it would be easy; unfortunately he is no where to be found, so they willingly engage in amateur sleuthing to put together the story while they drive around the city looking for him.

The plot is a fairly simple one, but the character development is the true star of the film. While Parker Posey is known best for playing `quirky yet intelligent' characters, her role seems more of a natural addition in this film rather than a run-of-the-mill portrayal for her. Meara is nearly maddening as a meddling mother, and McNamara, a well established character actor is heartbreakingly sweet as the weary father. Davis and Tucci are both fantastic as usual, and while Tucci's role is a small one, he exhibits his usual passion that makes him an exciting actor. Davis gives her character a palpable fragility that just barely makes room for the modicum of strength that is holding her together. In my opinion, the true breakout star of the film is Schrieber as Carl Petrovic, `the boyfriend'. His character has so many facets to his personality and becomes such a complex study that is so rare in a supporting character. And Schrieber's portrayal is brilliant and both comedic and heart-breaking in it's subtle profundity. Schreiber has been on my radar since I saw him in RKO 281 brilliantly portraying one of my personal heroes, Orson Welles, and after viewing this performance I plan to seek out more of his work.

The Daytrippers has been an independent film darling for years now and I can see why. It is an intelligent, emotional and well-written and acted film that will hold an appeal for most who take the time to view it.


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