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25 September 1998 (USA) See more »
A Hollywood tour bus driver poses as a screenwriter to romance an up-and-coming young actress. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Sherilyn Fenn ... Amanda Clark

Jeremy Piven ... Harold McMurphy

JoBeth Williams ... Sidney Stone

Wallace Shawn ... Arthur Blake

Alex Rocco ... Harold's Father

Jeffrey D. Sams ... Danny

Costas Mandylor ... Rich Adams

Yeardley Smith ... Lulu

Holland Taylor ... Emma Jeffreys

Anita Barone ... Carrie

Bellina Logan ... Tory (as Belina Logan)
Stephanie Miller ... Mr. Blake's Assistant

Nancy McKeon ... Bride

Ed McMahon ... Luncheon Chairman
Anthony Galea ... Young Harold
Callista Gallerani ... Girl with Hula-Hoop
Gian-Mical Gallerani ... Boy with Yo-Yo

Todd Susman ... Priest
Joycee Katz ... Bride's Mother
Lindsey Brooke ... Tourist #1

Kristin Dattilo ... Tourist #2
Cay Mohr ... Couple at Mandalay

Fred Olen Ray ... Couple at Mandalay
Susan Segal ... Writer at Bar
Douglas Segal ... Writer at Bar (as Doug Segal)

Dorian Gregory ... Valet at Mansion Party
Lara Bierner ... Whisperer at Party

Joseph Arsenault ... Joey Ace
Robert Nelson ... Fire-Eater at Carnival

John Fleck ... Ex-CCI Agent / Bum
Michael Pointer ... CCI Security Guard
John Haxby ... CCI Mail Clerk
Brian To ... CCI Agent Underling

Mary Kathleen Gordon ... Bus Tourist
Mimi Craven ... Sandy

Lou Cutell ... Man Guest at Luncheon

Marcy Goldman ... Psychologist at Luncheon
Rose Shumow ... Jewish Woman at Luncheon

Bill Pugin ... Atilla the Hairdresser
Jim Kreutzer ... Johnny Rockets Delivery Boy
Anthony Carregal ... Pizza Hut Delivery Boy
Jack Manning ... George
Barbara Perry ... Mildred

Josh Keaton ... Teenager on Trolley

Mary-Pat Green ... Teenager's Mother
Heath McLaughlin ... Beverly Hills Cop
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Shari Eckert ... Tiffany (uncredited)

Jay Leno ... Himself (uncredited)
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Directed by
Andrew Gallerani 
Writing credits
Stan Williamson (written by)

Produced by
Dennis Fahey .... co-executive producer
Harry Knapp .... co-producer
Jim Kreutzer .... executive producer
Heath McLaughlin .... producer
Randy Moles .... co-executive producer
Bettina Tendler O'Mara .... associate producer (as Bettina O'Mara)
Stan Williamson .... associate producer
Original Music by
Leland Bond 
Cinematography by
Michael A. Brown  (as Michael Brown)
Film Editing by
Laura M. Grody 
Casting by
Bruce H. Newberg 
Production Design by
Roger Collins 
Art Direction by
Jodi Ginnever 
Costume Design by
Arlene Toback  (as Arlene Torbert Toback)
Makeup Department
Cynthia Bornia .... hair stylist
Lori M. Cincotta .... hair stylist (as Lori Matyska)
Vicky Ogden .... makeup artist
Teresa Vest .... hair stylist
Lori M. Cincotta .... assistant makeup artist (uncredited)
Production Management
Keith H. Sauter .... post-production supervisor
Harry Knapp .... unit production manager (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Harry Knapp .... first assistant director
Bob Knoerl .... second assistant director
Kenneth Roth .... second second assistant director
Art Department
Julie Allarie .... prop coordinator
Lisa D. Clampitt .... on-set dresser
Jennifer M. Gentile .... assistant decorator
Heather Gulko .... assistant decorator
D.W. Kann .... assistant props (as David Kann)
Jon Klein .... set dresser
Peter Mark .... property master
Dominic McBride .... lead
Sound Department
David Bach .... sound effects editor
Gary Barnum .... assistant dialogue editor
François Blaignan .... sound effects editor
Gary Boatner .... boom operator
Sarah Brady .... adr supervisor
John Brasher .... sound re-recording mixer
Clark Germain .... sound re-recording engineer
Eric Hoeschen .... foley mixer
Marty Hutcherson .... sound re-recording mixer
Carlos Isais .... sound recordist
Rick MacLane .... sound engineer
Bruce Murphy .... dialogue editor
Laurence Puchalsky .... assistant dialogue editor
Doug Reed .... foley artist
Monique Reymond .... foley artist
Luis Rodriguez .... sound re-recording engineer
Brian Smith .... adr mixer
Linda Wehde .... adr assistant
Michael Wetherwax .... adr editor
Donald Zenz .... production sound mixer
Donald Zenz .... sound mixer
Rick Avery .... stunt driver
Ernie F. Orsatti .... stunt driver
Noon Orsatti .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Hank Baumert Jr. .... second assistant camera
Michael L. Colwell .... additional photographer
Michael L. Colwell .... dolly grip
Michael L. Colwell .... key grip
Greg Daniels .... Steadicam assistant
Billy Gunn .... best boy electric (as Bill Gunn)
Paul Howard .... grip
David Irwin .... grip
Kidd Johnson .... camera loader
Lee Allen Leavitt .... first assistant camera
Jeff Levinson .... camera loader
Mark Lovedale .... video/playback assistant
Hylan McLaughlin .... electrician
Devon Mead .... best boy grip
Andrew Phillips .... gaffer
Dale Robinette .... still photographer
Joe Romeo .... best boy
Joe Spitaletto .... electrician
Elizabeth Ziegler .... Steadicam operator
Casting Department
Timothy Michals .... principal casting assistant
Laura Seidel .... principal casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Elise Boyle .... costumer
Barbara Inglehart .... costume supervisor
Linda Thayer .... set costumer
Editorial Department
Herb Hickey .... color timer
Music Department
Jim Baldree .... music editor
Tim Bomba .... music supervisor
Leland Bond .... orchestrator
Sandy Fox .... music attorney
Suzie Katayama .... music contractor
Larry Rench .... orchestrator
Transportation Department
Lyle Atkins .... driver
William Burnett Sr. .... driver
Gene Carr .... transportation coordinator
Jim DePue .... transportation captain
Timothy 'Toes' Erwin .... driver
Derew Frutos .... driver
Chris Goeke .... driver
Randy Mellison .... driver
Louis Provenzano Jr. .... driver
Jose Reynoso .... driver
Gary Wiseman .... driver
Other crew
Rebecca Asher .... intern
Franca Carls .... assistant: Dr. Kreutzer
Terri Carsley .... assistant: Ms. Fenn
Ernie Clare .... guard
Sharon Y. Cobb .... story consultant
Ed Cook .... additional voice
Linda O. Cook .... additional voice
Art Estrada .... security coordinator
Andrea Ferchaw .... office/set production assistant
Jesse Garcia .... guard
Lawrence Garrison .... publicist
Richard Hinojos .... guard
Keith James .... stand-in: Mr. Piven
Debbie Justus .... craft service
Keith Douglas Kramer .... location manager
Ed Lugo .... set production assistant
Amy Magas .... web site designer
Heather McLaughlin .... set groupie
Geoff Morgan .... legal services
Beth Unger Morrison .... script clearance
Dawn Myers .... assistant: Dr. Kreutzer
Corey Nook .... web site designer
John O'Rourke .... production coordinator
Jay Ostrowski .... key set production assistant
Jeff W. Rios .... assistant location manager (as Jeff Padula)
Ausencio Santiago .... chef helper
Susan G. Schaefer .... legal services: Los Angeles
Sandy Schklair .... script supervisor
Douglas Segal .... story consultant (as Doug Segal)
Terri Smith .... assistant production coordinator
Amy Sullivan .... assistant: Ms. Williams
Robert Tittor .... stand-in: Mr. Rocco
Larry Wasserman .... chef
Briellen Wolchik .... office/set production assistant
Tracy Zigler .... script supervisor
Patti M. Grant .... special thanks
Walter Lewis .... special thanks
Ric Schmidt Jr. .... special thanks
Crew believed to be complete

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Rated PG-13 for some sex-related humor
102 min
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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Great Movie! (and it's not a chick flick!!!), 29 February 2000
Author: hawkman217 from Texas

I rented Just Write for Valentine's Day, largely due to the reviews I read on this site (my adoration of Sherilyn Fenn had a little impact, also...). Most people thought it was a great date movie.

You know the basis of the story if you've read the summary, so I won't repeat it here. Jeremy Piven, from TV's short-lived Cupid, plays the bus driver whose favorite actress is Amanda Clark (wonderfully played by Fenn). He brings the same appeal he did to Cupid - - funny and down-to-earth. He really makes you pull for his character.

Sherilyn Fenn has one of the best roles of her career, even though it may not be much of a stretch (an actress playing an actress). She looks absolutely wonderful and, while I don't know what Sherilyn's like personally, gives Amanda such warmth and sincerity that it's hard NOT to fall in love with someone like her.

The two of them have a really nice chemistry together. I wanted to see more of them as a couple. There were some nice supporting characters who added a lot to the story. There was the typical misunderstanding, but it was resolved in a nice way. Some reviews have stated that it was unrealistic for a famous movie star to fall for a guy like this, but I don't view that as a negative. First, all good romantic comedies have similar problems (Pretty Woman, Notting Hill, Sleepless in Seattle - - how realistic are they!?); they all resolve them in an interesting way, just like this movie does. Second, I enjoy putting myself in a movie ("How would I react in this situation?"), and this one allowed me to pretend that I was pursuing Amanda/Sherilyn - - that's what movies are for!

In summary, (guys) don't view this as a chick flick just because it involves a love story. It's every bit as good as those I mentioned above. Rent this movie with someone you love and enjoy the ride. I actually watched it again the next day, and even fast-forwarded through it a third time to watch just the scenes between Piven and Fenn. It's special. My score: 10

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