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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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6 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Beautiful star, Fun story, 18 January 2005
Author: Amy Adler from Toledo, Ohio

Betty (Cheryl Pollack) is a well-known actress in need of a respite. She leaves the set of her newest film and ends up hiding out in a retirement community near Palm Springs. Protected from the outside world, she declares she wants to leave her profession. When the pool cleaner comes around, Betty joins him at his work on a trial basis. The same thing happens when a professional golfer and a massage therapist cross paths with the beautiful young star. But does Betty really want to leave the dramatic world?

This independent film delivers charm and humor in abundance. Pollack is perfect as the actress who knows nothing about real life work but tries her best to fit in. The supporting players, including Ron Perlman, are just wonderful. For those who love to find offbeat films that are absolutely worthwhile, trek everywhere to track this one down.

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