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Tiffanie DeBartolo (written by)
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Tagline:
A dreamer who couldn't sleep. An author who couldn't write. A friend who couldn't help but help.
Plot:
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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A surprisingly sweet movie! See more (69 total) »

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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Several of the quotes used throughout the story are: "There is no chance at all. We are all trapped by a singular fate. No one ever finds the one." Charles Bukowski - "In order to win, you must expect to win." Dan Fouts - "Every action and pursuit is thought to aim at some good. The good has rightly been declared to be that at which all things aim." Aristotle - "Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers." Lord Tennyson - "I am now a central part of your mind's landscape whether you care or do not." Steven Morrissey - "I am troubled immeasurably by your eye. I am struck by the feather of your soft reply. The sound of glass speaks quick disdain and conceals what your eyes fight to explain." Jim Morrison - "The lady will have the linguini with clam sauce and a Coke, no ice. Remember, wherever you are, that's the place to be. Isn't this great?" Mike Damone, Fast Times at Ridgemont High - "I'll be taking these Huggies and whatever cash you got in the register." H.I. McDonnough, Raising Arizona - "Worship the music, not the musicians." Eddie Vedder - "The reasonable man adapts himself to the world. The unreasonable man persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore, all progress depends on the unreasonable man." George Bernard Shaw - "Life can only be understood backwards." Kierkegaard - "I wish I was like you, easily amused." Kurt Cobain - "Love is all you need." John LennonSee more »
Quotes:
Frankie:Sometimes I study the Trivial Pursuit cards.See more »
Movie Connections:
References Say Anything... (1989)See more »
Soundtrack:
Keeping AwakeSee more »

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11 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
A surprisingly sweet movie!, 30 March 1999

I'll admit that amongst my rabid obsession with horror films and morbid dramas, lies a deep love for witty romance films.

I loved this one.

The dialogue and characterization was surprisingly well done, and the story, although old, was played out well.

The cast was excellent, too. Ione Skye is so beautiful, and very talented. She played the lonely girl perfectly. I cannot imagine a better actress for her part...her eyes said something to me while watching, as did her heart and soul she put into this role. Jennifer Aniston, whom I'm not a big fan of, was actually well written, and her knack for switching accents though out the film was quite funny. The standout character was David, played by Mackenzie Astin.

He's a nice guy, plain and simple. His dialogue was witty, charming, and never went over the pretentious mark. His character actually meant something to me, and for once, I agreed with his role. I think he has a bright future ahead of him, and I even think he is a better actor than his older sibling, Sean.

I loved the romance that built between David and Frankie. Even though we have seen this kind of mushy clap trap on screen several times before, it just seemed to work differently here.

Overall, this is a surprisingly sweet, well acted and non-pretentious romance film that deserves more recognition.

I loved it, very much.

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