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Betty -- Comedy about a widow's post-traumatic obsession with a soap star.


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  (in credits order)
Cheryl Pollak ... Betty Monday

Holland Taylor ... Crystal Ball

Udo Kier ... Vincent Lord

Ron Perlman ... Donnie Shank
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Stephen Gregory ... Fred
Dan O'Donahue ... Burt Becker

Directed by
Richard Murphy 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Richard Murphy 

Produced by
Stephen Gregory .... producer
Richard Murphy .... producer
Cheryl Pollak .... producer
Original Music by
Charles Olins 
Cinematography by
Holly Fink 
Film Editing by
Tricia Cooke 
Costume Design by
Mabelle Bray 
Makeup Department
Lori Ann Baker .... key hair stylist
Lori Ann Baker .... makeup department head
Lori Garofolo .... assistant makeup artist
Production Management
Cheryl Pollak .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
James Alan Hensz .... assistant director
Art Department
Heather Kurlander .... art department
Warren Powell .... art department
Mark Schultz .... art department
Don Stroud .... set dresser
Sound Department
Lionel Ball .... production sound mixer
Mike Bieriger .... sound re-recording mixer
Thomas Chan .... adr mixer
Thomas Chan .... foley mixer
Daniel Colman .... sound effects editor
R.D. Floyd .... dialogue editor
R.D. Floyd .... sound re-recording mixer
Jim Harris .... boom operator
Evelyn Hokanson .... adr recordist (as Evelyn Nickle)
Rick Kusnier .... adr editor
Jack Levy .... sound effects
Dan O'Donahue .... boom operator
Diane Parrino .... foley artist
Allan R. Potter .... adr editor
Mike Shuman .... assistant sound editor
Ken Stange .... sound editor
Paul Vitello .... post-production sound supervisor
Camera and Electrical Department
Ty Aihara .... electrician
Adrian Cranage .... first assistant camera
Tomislav Culina .... dolly grip
Johannes Frick .... grip
Anthony Gotta .... gaffer
Michael Hammer .... second assistant camera
Ely Mennin .... electrician
Haap Peacock .... grip
Darryl Rue .... key grip
Editorial Department
David Diliberto .... assistant editor
Patrick Gallagher .... assistant editor
Paul Tanzillo Jr. .... negative cutter
Music Department
Demelza Cronin .... music editor (as Demelza Rylance)
Other crew
Gina Cavalier .... production assistant
Majida Dandy .... production assistant
Marcy Wexler .... talent coordinator

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87 min
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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
An emotional tornado sends an actress over the rainbow to find herself., 30 April 2005
Author: Tressa Breen from United States

A kooky paranoid actress (Cheryl Pollack), feeling out of place in her life and career, disappears in the midst of filming a $70 million dollar movie, and begins a journey down the bricky road of self rediscovery. On her trail is her therapist/manager (Holland Taylor), who flies between being bubbles and glitter supportive and evil mean wicked and nasty dictatorial. As she winds her way through the forest of self re-evaluation, she teams up with three unusual individuals (Stephen Gregory, Dan O"Donahue, Ron Perlman) who, in teaching her the tricks of their trades, re-awaken her faith in her own brain, heart and courage, and remind her that she knows where her home is...and there's no place like it.

This is a quirky comedy with a unique style, some fantastic double meaning dialogue, and good performances. If you're looking for a different kind of laugh, with cereal filled swimming pools, topical muscle relaxants and bad golf, along with a touch of dreams, follow "Betty."

Favorite Line(s): "Evel Knievel, he was my hero. He helped me through my childhood. I saw him break his back four times!" "What's wrong with this thing (cigarette lighter)?" "It's childproof." "Childproof?! A g*dd*mn f*cking scientist couldn't make this thing work!"

Worth a rent/buy used.

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