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Walking and Talking -- Things have been tough lately for Amelia. Her best friend moved out of the apartment, her cat got cancer, and now her best friend, Laura, is getting married.


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Writer (WGA):
Nicole Holofcener (written by)
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Release Date:
17 July 1996 (USA) See more »
A movie for everyone who wants to get married and stay single at the same time.
Things have been tough lately for Amelia. Her best friend moved out of the apartment, her cat got cancer... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
Amy Braverman ... Young Amelia
Miranda Rhyne ... Young Laura

Catherine Keener ... Amelia

Anne Heche ... Laura

Randall Batinkoff ... Peter
Brenda Denmark ... The Vet (as Brenda Thomas Denmark)

Vincent Pastore ... Laura's Devil-Seeing Patient

Liev Schreiber ... Andrew

Todd Field ... Frank

Kevin Corrigan ... Bill

Joseph Siravo ... Amelia's Therapist
Rafael Alvarez ... Laura's Sexy Patient
Ritamarie Kelly ... Ellen
Steve Cohen ... Actor In Play
Jordan Levinson ... Peter's Friend
Heather Gottlieb ... Amelia's Co-Worker

Lynn Cohen ... Andrew's Mom
Lawrence Holofcener ... Andrew's Dad
Nitza Wilon ... Cat Sympathizer

Allison Janney ... Gum Puller

Alice Drummond ... Betsy

Bettina Skye ... Virginia (as Louise Yanofsky)
Michael Kroll ... Rick
Isa Thomas ... Aunt Cynthia
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lynn Clayton ... Gallery owner

Mark Neveldine ... Video Store Dude (uncredited)

Ray Zorhed ... Sci-Fi Filmfest Attendee (uncredited)

Directed by
Nicole Holofcener 
Writing credits
Nicole Holofcener (written by)

Produced by
Dorothy Berwin .... executive producer
Ted Hope .... producer
Scott Meek .... executive producer
James Schamus .... producer
Original Music by
Billy Bragg 
Cinematography by
Michael Spiller 
Film Editing by
Alisa Lepselter 
Casting by
Avy Kaufman 
Production Design by
Anne Stuhler 
Art Direction by
Roswell Hamrick 
Costume Design by
Edi Giguere 
Makeup Department
Renee Moy-Franka .... assistant makeup artist
Production Management
Victoria McGarry .... production manager
Kelly Miller .... post-production supervisor
Jake Myers .... unit manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Adam Escott .... second assistant director
Richard Greenberg .... first assistant director
Linda Perkins .... second second assistant director
Art Department
Richard Bonner .... assistant property master
Avery S. Brandon .... scenic artist (as Avery Brandon)
Tina Conroy .... art department coordinator
Thomas B. Grimes .... property master
Michael Kucmeroski .... set dresser
Charles Winters .... lead person
Ben Younger .... swing
Sound Department
Steve Borne .... supervising sound editor
Jonathan Duckett .... dialogue editor
Gisburg .... assistant sound editor
Bruce Kitzmeyer .... foley editor
Andy Kris .... foley recordist
Betsy Nagler .... boom operator
David Novack .... sound re-recording mixer
Barbara Parks .... sound effects editor
David Powers .... production sound mixer
Linda Russo .... foley artist
Marc S. Shaw .... dialogue editor (as Marc Shaw)
Steve Silkensen .... adr recordist
Steven Strassberg .... stereo sound consultant: stereo
Melissa Zaroff .... assistant sound editor
Camera and Electrical Department
Benjamin Allanoff .... still photographer (as Ben Allanoff)
Cesar Baptista .... grip
Matt Chubet .... key rigging grip
Darcy Dennett .... camera intern
Rob Featherstone .... first assistant camera
David Feldman .... third grip
Marty Granger .... still photographer (as Martha Granger)
Mitsuru Komori .... still photographer
Manuel Cuotemoc Malle .... still photographer (as Manuel Cootemoc Malle)
Andreas Rentsch .... still photographer
Michael 'Rodi' Rodia .... best boy grip (as Michael Rodia)
Ann Ruark .... still photographer
Nat Russell .... key grip
Noah David Smith .... second assistant camera
Frank Stubblefield .... gaffer (as W. Frank Stubblefield)
Joe Stubblefield .... third electrician
Pamela Weese .... best boy electric (as Pam Weese)
Adam Lawrence .... still photographer (uncredited)
Casting Department
Cyndi Brenner .... extras casting
Julie Lichter .... casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sharon Cohn .... wardrobe intern
Melaine D. Lewison .... wardrobe supervisor (as Melanie Lewison)
Jane Lukasbok .... wardrobe intern
Nancy Plominski .... costume constructor
Karen Rudd .... wardrobe intern
Editorial Department
Lori Atkins .... editing intern
David Frankel .... assistant editor
Noëlle Penraat .... negative cutter
Dave Pultz .... color timer
Matt Steigbigel .... editing intern
Tim Streeto .... post-production intern
Music Department
Carol Sue Baker .... music supervisor
Kerry P. Brown .... writer: "Zam"
William Ewart .... music supervisor
Joe Lisanti .... music editor (as Joseph Lisanti)
Grant Showbiz .... music engineer
Grant Showbiz .... music mixer
Transportation Department
Gary Mahr .... transportation captain
Ben Younger .... driver
Other crew
Glen Basner .... assistant: Ted Hope
Susan H. Bodine .... legal counsel (as Susan Bodine)
William Bragger .... set production assistant
Cyndi Brenner .... product placement coordinator
Jean-Christophe Castelli .... assistant: James Schamus (as Jean Christophe Castelli)
John Chamberlin .... assistant accountant
Andy Clark .... location manager
Steve Cohen .... location scout
Annie Cotton .... location scout
John 'JR' Craigmile .... accounting consultant (as J.R. Craigmile)
Pamela Degelsmith .... set intern
Nicole Duryea .... set intern
Brad Fox .... intern
Lyle Gamm .... intern
Neil Girardi .... intern
Dena Gittelman .... set production assistant
William Graef .... title designer
Janet Henry .... location scout
Joyce Hsieh .... post-production accountant
Little Wing Lee .... intern
Susie Lim .... intern
Pietro Lorino Jr. .... production auditor
Suk Yi Mar .... location intern
Jon Marcus .... assistant: Nicole Holofcener
Greg McHale .... location scout
Katie Mcquerrey .... craft service (as Katie McQuerrey)
Anthony Medina .... parking production assistant
Peter Metsopoulos .... post-production delivery coordinator
Gabrielle Mullem .... intern
Alex Panagakis .... unit publicist
William Perkins .... production coordinator
Wayne Petrucelli .... security officer
Tim Pierce .... intern
Libby Richman .... assistant production coordinator
Ted Robinson .... set production assistant (as Ted Robinson Jr.)
Albert G. Ruben .... insurance (as Albert G. Rubin)
Sue Simon .... office assistant
Mary Jane Skalski .... post-production delivery coordinator
Chad Smith .... office production assistant
Sheila Waldron .... script supervisor (as Sheila G. Waldron)
Christine Welker .... assistant location manager
Danielle Welon .... product placement intern
Benjamin Allanoff .... special thanks (as Ben Allanoff)
David Askin .... special thanks
Gabriel Bartalos .... special thanks (as Gabe Bartalos)
Rene Bastian .... special thanks
Maxine Benson .... special thanks
Eddi Berger .... special thanks
Molly Bernstein .... special thanks
Susan Block .... special thanks
Anthony Bregman .... special thanks
Reinhard Brundig .... special thanks
Chris Catterall .... special thanks
Roberto Cicatto .... special thanks
Carmen Corrigan .... special thanks
Ceci Dempsey .... special thanks (as Cece Dempsey)
Bertis Downs .... special thanks
Oliver Fryer .... special thanks
Ronda Gomez-Quinones .... special thanks
Karen Hefler .... special thanks
Frank Henenlotter .... special thanks
Julia Holofcener .... special thanks
Lawrence Holofcener .... special thanks (as Larry Holofcener)
Kevin Hyman .... special thanks
Peter Jenner .... special thanks
Carol Joffe .... special thanks
Charles H. Joffe .... special thanks (as Charles Joffe)
Jack Lechner .... special thanks
Matt Maller .... special thanks
San Fu Maltha .... special thanks
Geoffrey Meyer .... special thanks
Luigi Missini .... special thanks
Fiona Mitchell .... special thanks
Joe Monge .... special thanks
Madeleine Moskowitz .... special thanks
Bill Nisselson .... special thanks
Gloria Norris .... special thanks
Tom O'Donnell Jr. .... special thanks
Daniel Ouellette .... special thanks (as Dan Ouellette)
Wendy Palmer .... special thanks
Stephen Pearlman .... special thanks
Alison C. Rosa .... special thanks (as Alison Rosa)
Alison Cohen Rosa .... special thanks
Mohan Saum .... special thanks
Michael Schuler .... special thanks (as Mike Schuler)
Kelly Simpson .... special thanks
Tim Spitzer .... special thanks
Suzanne Strohmaier .... special thanks
Patricia Stuhler .... special thanks
Shelly Surpin .... special thanks (as Shelley Surpin)
Brian Thurston .... special thanks
Stephanie Venditto .... special thanks
Liz Wrenn .... special thanks
Irwin Young .... special thanks

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Rated R for sexuality, language and brief drug use
86 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Argentina:13 | Australia:M | France:U | Iceland:L (original rating) | Iceland:12 (video rating) | South Korea:18 | Spain:7 | USA:R
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Did You Know?

Harold Ramis has a cameo appearance as one of the men in the play that Laura goes to see.See more »
Continuity: When Laura and Frank are at the restaurant, Frank puts his menu away twice.See more »
Frank:Do we really have to listen to this vagina music all the way there?
Amelia, Laura:[together] YES!
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Movie Connections:
References Jaws (1975)See more »
Pretty WallySee more »


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9 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Friends, 8 December 2005
Author: jotix100 from New York

Some relationships between childhood friends endure the passage of time, as it's the case with Laura and Amelia, who as the film opens are seen as young girls. After some years they have met again as adults and their friendship has a different kind of meaning to both, if anything it is stronger than before. Whereas Amelia has found love and is graduating for a professional career as a therapist, Laura, on the oder hand, has found a job in a newspaper, but her love life leaves a lot to be desired.

Nicole Holofcener, the director, takes us to meet these two women as they go through their lives in present day Manhattan. Having seen this film when it made its commercial debut, we decided to take another look after almost ten years of being released and we can report the film is still fresh and quirky as when we first saw it. The director, whose "Lovely and Amazing" was also a worthy successor, treats her subjects with a light touch and the result is a film that gives the viewer a good insight about human relations in a cinematic form.

The best thing going for the film is lovely Catherine Keener, who is an asset no matter what she is playing. Ms. Keener seems to be a natural for the movies. The camera loves this actress who has a style of her own and who, in comedies such as this, makes perfect sense as her directors clearly capitalize on her uncanny sense of how to play the quirky characters in which she has excelled.

Anne Heche, on the other hand, makes a perfect Amelia come true. Ms. Heche is a good actress that always brings something to the roles she plays. Amelia, the young woman in this film, is at a point in her life where she has to make decisions about her relationship with Frank, who clearly adores her, and her own career as a therapist.

The supporting roles are basically the men in the two friends' lives. There is Frank, who is living with Amelia. He wants her to commit and marry him, but she has doubts before she says yes. Todd Field makes a good impression as Frank. Bill, the video store clerk likes Laura, but feels betrayed when he hears a message Amelia has left on the answering machine where she calls him ugly; he takes offense and decides to drop Laura. Kevin Corrigan is perfect playing this man. Finally there is Andrew, an old flame of Laura's who has broken up with her some time ago, but has remained friends. Liev Schreiber is good in this part.

"Walking and Talking" shows a talented Nicole Holofcener at her best. The film shows us a director who knows a lot about the complicated balance of the relationship between two caring friends.

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