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Directed by
Vincent Pereira 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Vincent Pereira  written by

Produced by
Paul Finn .... producer (as Paul C. Finn)
Scott Mosier .... executive producer
Vincent Pereira .... producer
Kevin Smith .... executive producer
Original Music by
Michael Ferentino 
Mikael Jorgensen  (as auto vs. pedestrian)
Andres Karu 
Thomas Andrew Misner  (as auto vs. pedestrian)
Ben Reed 
Cinematography by
Ian Dudley 
Film Editing by
Vincent Pereira 
Makeup Department
Tony Mandile .... special makeup effects artist (as Anthony Mandile)
Production Management
Liz Finn-Arnold .... production manager (as Lizbeth Finn)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Liz Finn-Arnold .... assistant director (as Lizbeth Finn)
Sound Department
Phil Benson .... dialogue & sound effects editing (Dolby Digital 5.1 remix)
Phil Benson .... supervising sound editor (5.1 Dolby Digital remix)
Danielo Garcia .... sound recordist
David Glaser .... sound mixer (original 16mm mono mix)
Eric Grissom .... boom operator
Dan McGee .... boom operator
Scott Mosier .... dialogue & sound effects editing (5.1 Dolby Digital remix)
Juan Peralta .... re-recording mixer (5.1 Dolby Digital remix)
Brandon Proctor .... re-recording mixer (5.1 Dolby Digital remix)
Gary Rizzo .... dialogue mixer (5.1 Dolby Digital remix)
Gary Rizzo .... re-recording mixer (5.1 Dolby Digital remix)
Jim Von Buellow .... sound mixer (original 16mm mono mix)
Special Effects by
Tony Mandile .... special effects (as Anthony Mandile)
Camera and Electrical Department
Gabriel Friedman .... grip
John Keating .... first assistant camera
Alethea Pape .... second assistant camera
Robert Rasmussen .... additional first assistant camera (as Rob Rasmussen)
Editorial Department
Paul Finn .... assistant editor (as Paul C. Finn)
Liz Finn-Arnold .... assistant editor (as Lizbeth Finn)
Other crew
Justin Bintliff .... production assistant
Liz Finn-Arnold .... script supervisor (as Lizbeth Finn)
Mary Hamill .... production accountant
Neil LaRosa .... stand-in: Joseph Cassese
Bryan W. Strang .... production assistant
Chris Parry .... special thanks
Brian Quinn .... special thanks

Production CompaniesDistributorsOther Companies
  • Skywalker Sound  Post-Production Sound Services Provided by: 5.1 Dolby Digital remix (as SKYWALKER SOUND, A Division of Lucas Digital)
  • Skywalker Sound  Re-recorded and mixed at: 5.1 Dolby Digital remix (as SKYWALKER RANCH, Marin County, CA)
  • Skywalker Sound  Special Thanks To: 5.1 Dolby Digital remix (as The Transfer Techs at SKYWALKER SOUND)

Additional Details

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87 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Mono (theatrical print)

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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
A refreshing film, 7 April 1999
Author: randy lotowycz ( from warren, nj

Over the past few years, i've only seen a couple of films that had an impact on me. A Better Place was one of them. It was a refreshing change of pace from the generic crap the studios turn out each year. Sure, it has its flaw, but should not be overlooked. Thank god for the the upcoming dvd release, now i can finally show my friends the film i've been talking about for the last year.

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