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Tiffanie DeBartolo (written by)
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A dreamer who couldn't sleep. An author who couldn't write. A friend who couldn't help but help.
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Girl leads a lonely life until she meets the boy of her dreams. The boy, however, has a live-in girlfriend. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Ione Skye ... Frankie

Jennifer Aniston ... Allison

Mackenzie Astin ... David Shrader

Michael Landes ... Rob

Seymour Cassel ... Uncle Leo
Sean Blackman ... Juice (as Sean San Jose Blackman)
Michael Sterk ... B.J.

Leslie Stevens ... Molly Monday
Robert Kelker-Kelly ... Trent (as Robert Kelker Kelly)
Robert Ernst ... Homeless Man

Robert Harvey ... Dick in Sushi Bar
Fred Gualco ... Policeman #1
Roger Craig ... Policeman #2
Louis Velez ... Sammy Davis
Mai Huynh ... Poetry Reader
Jennifer Steen ... Customer
Puck Rainey ... Delivery Man (as David 'Puck' Rainey)
Susan Rokisky Ring ... Woman at the Beach
Madalyn Ring ... Girl at the Beach
Eddie DeBartolo ... Frankie's Father (photo)
Candy DeBartolo ... Frankie's Mother (photo)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Thomas Loher ... Car Driver (uncredited)

Steve Zukerman ... Chef (uncredited)

Directed by
Tiffanie DeBartolo 
 
Writing credits
Tiffanie DeBartolo (written by)

Produced by
John Hackett .... executive producer
Phyllis Housen .... co-producer (as Phyllis K. Housen)
Charles Kirkwood .... associate producer
Christopher Lloyd .... executive producer
Rita Rokisky .... executive producer (as Rita J. Rokisky)
Rita Rokisky .... producer (as Rita J. Rokisky)
 
Original Music by
Michael Andreas 
 
Cinematography by
Guillermo Navarro 
 
Film Editing by
Thomas Fries  (as Tom Fries)
Phyllis Housen  (as Phylis K. Housen)
 
Casting by
Melissa Skoff 
 
Production Design by
Gary T. New  (as Gary New)
 
Art Direction by
John P. Jockinsen  (as John Jockinsen)
 
Set Decoration by
Laurie Scott 
 
Costume Design by
Charles Winston  (as Charles E. Winston)
 
Makeup Department
Jessica Clay .... hair stylist
Nikki DeBartolo .... assistant makeup artist
Suzanne Diaz .... makeup artist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Douglas Aarniokoski .... first assistant director (as Doug Aarniokoski)
Brian Bettwy .... second assistant director
David Rimer .... second second assistant director
 
Art Department
Mindis Jo Baker .... carpenter
Scott Barrett .... on-set dresser
Chuck Dutrow .... swing (as Charles R. Dutrow III)
David Erickson .... painter
Craig S. Hyman .... lead man
Kerry Kate .... swing (as Kerry Patterson)
Tim Kerner .... carpenter
Tim Kerner .... foreman
Carrie Nardello .... painter
Eric Neff .... carpenter
Tony Tringali .... carpenter
Kirk Trutner .... property master
David Woodall .... construction coordinator
Jim Woodall .... carpenter
 
Sound Department
Greg Back .... sound effects editor
Greg Back .... sound re-recording mixer
Larry Ellis .... dialogue editor
Dan Gecenok .... sound effects editor
Bob Gitzen .... sound mixer
Larry Goeb .... dialogue editor
Robin Harlan .... foley artist
Steve Jaszkowiak .... foley mixer
Steve Jaszkowiak .... sound re-recording mixer
Scott Kinzey .... boom operator
Sarah Monat .... foley artist
David Silberberg .... boom operator
Donald P. Zappala .... adr editor (as Donald Zappala)
Joseph Zappala .... sound re-recording mixer (as Joe Zappala)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Sean Antle .... grip
Jeff Bayer .... still photographer
Alan J.F. Betrancourt .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Alan Cohen .... first assistant camera (as Al Cohen)
Jason 'Jake' Cross .... grip (as Jason Cross)
John W. DeBlau .... gaffer (as John DeBlau)
Rick Edmondson .... electrician
Jim 'Crash' Irons .... best boy grip
Timothy James Kane .... second assistant camera (as Timothy Kane)
Lorna Leslie .... additional assistant camera
Chris Lindsay .... electrician
Chris Lindsey .... grip
Lance Martin .... assistant camera
Chris McCracken .... grip
Russell McElhatton .... camera operator: "b" camera
Kurt Naugle-Taylor .... electrician
Sean Prichard .... best boy electric
Tim Soronen .... dolly grip (as Tim 'Stuffy' Soronen)
Rick Stribling .... key grip
 
Casting Department
Nancy Hayes .... extras casting: San Francisco
M.L. Tanner .... casting: San Francisco
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sasha Levinson .... costumer
Tami Stover .... costume intern
 
Editorial Department
Vivian Hengsteler .... negative cutter
Kristine McPherson .... first assistant editor
Chuck Winston .... color timer
 
Music Department
John Laraio .... composer: additional music
Timothy Nielsen .... music editor
 
Other crew
Christopher J. Bauer .... production coordinator
Linda Crowder .... production assistant
Jeffrey Dean .... office production assistant
Bernice Doerfler .... office production assistant
Nathan Easterling .... set production assistant
Timothy M. Gray .... production assistant
Susannah Greason .... location manager
Shannon Kenny .... script supervisor (as Shannon E. Kenny)
Gloria Kirkwood .... production accountant
Tracy Mercer .... key office production assistant
Josh Newkirk .... set production assistant
Aaron Penn .... key set production assistant
Lisa Rosenson .... set production assistant
Tony Stanford .... production coordinator
David Van Woert .... production assistant
Jason Patnode .... production assistant (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Willmont Matthew .... special thanks
Frank Sinatra Jr. .... special thanks
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for language
Runtime:
90 min
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Argentina:13 | Iceland:L | Portugal:M/12 (video premiere) | UK:15 (video premiere) | USA:R
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Trivia:
David (Mackenzie Astin) says that 'cazique' is the highest scoring word in Scrabble. 'Quartzy' is the highest scoring word (162 points), with 'cazique' and 'bezique' running in second at a 161 points.See more »
Quotes:
Frankie:Why is everyone always telling me to be nice?See more »
Movie Connections:
References Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961)See more »
Soundtrack:
Novocaine For The SoulSee more »

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10 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
I have lost the will to spell and have no idea what just transpired., 17 June 2003
Author: toulouse-lautrec (teleuse@hotmail.com) from Pennsylvania, USA

While the acting gets a little corny at times, the vibe is definitely prevalent in this movie. It's got a good feeling. Simple plot, easy to follow, and while some of the time I found myself looking at my shoes, I was drawn into it. By the time Frankie meets David, I was hooked. The beginning is a little slow, and that's lethal for those out there with ADD. But I know for sure that myself as well as most of my friends have wished for the type of relationship Frankie and David have in this flick. You have seen the physical dramas where the girl is kidnapped and needs rescuing, and you've seen the emotional dramas where the girl is in the abusive relationship and he saves her from it and you've seen the really far-fetched movies where there's some kind of Monster/ Cyborg/ Evil Psycho trying to Kill/ Maim/ Eat her and the lead male saves her from it, but rarely, if ever, do you see one of these well-written, not so surreal movies wherein the girl wears real clothes, people make mistakes, and things are sometimes awkward. On purpose.

It's refreshing to see, even if it means getting corny at times. There are few ways around cornball moments in life. Making life into film or even the dream of life and avoiding them is near impossible.

Personally, I'd recommend this movie to anyone looking for a serious, rewarding, real-life type fictional romance. Give it a chance. See the whole thing. And don't you DARE look at your shoes.

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