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  (in credits order)

Gil Bellows ... Richard

Parker Posey ... Celia

Kevin McDonald ... Fred

John Neville ... Uncle Henrick

Valerie Mahaffey ... Susan

Trevor Blumas ... Young Richard

Joseph Kell ... Dennis
Patricia Gage ... Aunt Bonnie

Aidan Devine ... Officer Mike
Leon Pownall ... George Billings

Don Francks ... Gus

Kristin Lehman ... Sarah Billings
Deborah Lobban ... Mom

Christopher Lloyd ... Dad
Anthony Nicholas Antonacci ... Young Billy (as Anthony Antonacci)

Boyd Banks ... Talent Show MC
Hayley Dineen ... Cute Girl
Roger Dunn ... Principal O'Sullivan
Damian Gryski ... Juggling Dave
Lisa Hynes ... Janis

Kathryn Kirkpatrick ... Big Judy
Katya Ladan ... Mrs. Billings
Fred Lee ... Japanese Executive

Jody Racicot ... Billy Ratree
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Nancy E.L. Ward ... Geisha Server (uncredited)

Directed by
Shawn Thompson 
Writing credits
Shawn Thompson (written by) (as Shawn Alex Thompson)

Produced by
Janet E. Cuddy .... co-producer (as Janet E. Cudy)
Alison Emilio .... co-producer
Karen Lee Hall .... associate producer
J. Todd Harris .... executive producer
Gareth Jones .... executive producer
Regina Robb .... line producer (as Reggie Robb)
Jon Slan .... producer
Original Music by
Carlos Lopes 
Cinematography by
Robert C. New 
Film Editing by
Michael Pacek 
Casting by
Susan Forrest 
Production Design by
Marian Wihak 
Costume Design by
Resa McConaghy 
Makeup Department
Diane Mazur .... first makeup assistant
Production Management
Lori A. Waters .... director of post-production: Paragon/Handmade
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Kathleen Hallam Kibzey .... third assistant director
Michael Pacek .... second unit director
Erin Walker .... third assistant director
Art Department
David Gruer .... props
Sound Department
Joe Bracciale .... assistant sound editor
Andrew Bray .... assistant sound editor
Nelson Ferreira .... adr editor
Nelson Ferreira .... supervising sound editor
Craig Henighan .... sound effects editor
Darcy Kite .... sound re-recording mixer
Daniel Pellerin .... sound re-recording mixer
Stephen Roque .... sound effects editor
Andrew Tay .... sound re-recording mixer
John J. Thomson .... sound
Todd Warren .... sound re-recording mixer
Alan Zielonko .... boom operator
Brad Zoern .... foley recordist
Special Effects by
Adrian Hardy .... special effects assistant
Visual Effects by
Doug Campbell .... digital effects supervisor
Wayne Trickett .... visual effects supervisor
Marco Bianco .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Richard Gaal .... rigging grip
Casting Department
Donna Dupere .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Carole Griffin .... costume assistant
Erika Larner .... wardrobe mistress
Editorial Department
John Cameron .... first assistant editor
Rob Evans .... dailies colorist
Ricardo Olivero .... color timer
Location Management
Arthur Clarke .... location manager
Transportation Department
Wayne Corrigan .... driver: cast
Cheryl Darbey .... driver
Other crew
Karen de Montbrun .... production accountant
Joel Green .... unit publicist

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Rated PG-13 for some sexuality, language and brief drug content
93 min

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Richard:You sure do ask a lot of questions.
Celia:It's the only way to get a lot of answers.
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6 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
odd movie w/some good performances and several great lines, 26 June 2000
Author: unamachita from All over the U.S.

I rented this movie because I like Kevin McDonald (of Kids in the Hall fame) and Parker Posey, and they did not disappoint. Kevin's performance was quietly understated yet effective and funny. Parker, although made to wear weird costumes and apparently given some strange direction, did an excellent job with her character and the dialogue (she had some of the film's best lines). I really liked her character, probably mainly because she was the only one who seemed like a real person. Most of the cast were only adequate and were playing characters who apparently were there only to make the movie seem colorful. (Mostly it just seemed like the writer was trying too hard to populate the movie with eccentrics.) However, there were moments when the dialogue was suddenly sharp and witty for a line or two before it would revert back to mediocrity. Overall, I'd say this movie is worth seeing if you are a Parker Posey fan because she really does a great job of creating a sympathetic, interesting character mainly through sheer charisma and intelligent line readings. She's always fun to watch. I gave this movie 7 out of 10.

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