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Evil Never Looked So Good.
14-year-old Ellie Christianson wants to make her father Ben her love partner. And when her mother Karen turns up dead, Ellie has a good opportunity. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Julia Stiles ... Ellie Christianson
Louise Myrback ... Lena Anderson

William R. Moses ... Ben Christianson

Chelsea Field ... Karen Christianson

Vanessa Zima ... Inger Christianson

Patrick Muldoon ... Lawson Smith

Linda Hart ... Mrs. Potter
Casey Rion ... Leon

Michael Parks ... Detective Boland
Patrick McTavish ... Bobby Smith
Connie Blankenship ... Mrs. Smith

Venessa Verdugo ... Police Woman

Kyle Sabihy ... Snuffy Holmes

Sterling Macer Jr. ... Detective Ritchie (as Sterling Macer)
Beano ... Forensic Cop
Timothy McNeil ... Polygraph Monitor

Sandra Kinder ... Assistant Principal
Candace Hilligoss ... Horror Movie Actress (archive footage)
Tom Morris ... Priest
Mark Fontana ... Wedding Band
Mark C. Sproull ... Wedding Band (as Mark Sproull)
Tom Charles Maxwell ... Wedding Band (as Tom Maxwell)
Bron Tieman ... Wedding Band
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Amaryllis Borrego ... Radio Dispatcher (voice) (uncredited)
Matthew Hurley ... Bridal Party (uncredited)

Directed by
Michael Steinberg 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Eric Weiss  writer

Produced by
Jamie Beardsley .... line producer
Frank Beddor .... producer
Greg Steinberg .... associate producer
Original Music by
Cliff Martinez 
Cinematography by
Bernd Heinl 
Film Editing by
Daniel Gross 
Casting by
Elaine J. Huzzar 
Johanna Ray 
Production Design by
Dominic Watkins 
Art Direction by
Alan Petherick 
Set Decoration by
Cynthia Anne Slagter  (as Cindy Slagter)
Costume Design by
Sara Jane Slotnick  (as Sarah Jane Slotnick)
Makeup Department
Richard Rodier .... hair stylist: second unit
Richard Rodier .... makeup artist: second unit
Suzanne Rodier .... key hair stylist
Suzanne Rodier .... makeup department head
Karen Scherer .... hair stylist: second unit
Karen Scherer .... makeup artist: second unit
Production Management
Jamie Beardsley .... unit production manager
Margo Romero .... second unit manager
Brian J. Smith .... production manager: second unit
Greg Steinberg .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Michael A. Allowitz .... first assistant director (as Michael Allowitz)
Susie Balaban .... second second assistant director
Steven Buhai .... first assistant director
Andrew Flaherty .... second second assistant director
Gretchen D. Kinder .... second assistant director (as Gretchen Kinder)
Dawn Massaro .... second assistant director
Art Department
Kasia Adamik .... storyboard artist
Wayne Beswick .... construction coordinator
Michael Broaddus .... property master
Elizabeth Colomba .... storyboard artist
Christine Craemer .... props assistant
Allan Davis .... set dresser
Jason Markle .... swing gang
David Sandefur .... set designer
Mark Sanger .... assistant set dresser
Mark Summitt .... lead man
Kathy Krantz .... art department assistant (uncredited)
Kathy Krantz .... set dresser (uncredited)
Colin Stewart .... set dresser (uncredited)
Sound Department
Beau Biggart .... adr mixer
Gary Boatner .... boom operator
Zane D. Bruce .... foley artist (as Zane Bruce)
Craig Clark .... supervising sound editor
Chris David .... sound re-recording mixer
Rob Disner .... additional production sound mixer
Bryant Grizzell .... boom operator
Ron Harris .... adr recordist
Jon Johnson .... sound editor
Aaron L. King .... adr mixer (as Aaron King)
Aaron L. King .... foley mixer (as Aaron King)
Paul Menichini .... sound editor
Steuart Pearce .... sound mixer
Ken S. Polk .... sound re-recording mixer
Scott Reed .... head sound manager
Mark Relyea .... adr supervisor
Colin Rogers .... adr recordist (as Colin Rodgers)
Joseph T. Sabella .... foley artist (as Joe Sabella)
Dirk Sanders .... assistant sound editor
Allan Schultz .... sound editor (as Alan Schultz)
Christopher Sposa .... boom operator
Eric Thompson .... adr mixer
Visual Effects by
Todd Mahon .... visual effects supervisor
Mindy Minkow .... optical camera
José Ignacio Álvarez .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Damon Andres .... grip
Danny Andres .... grip
David Anthony .... first assistant camera: second unit
Dan Ayers .... Steadicam operator
Alan Cohen .... first assistant camera
Wayne 'Woody' Cone .... best boy grip
Shai Greenberg .... second assistant camera
Jeffrey G. Hunt .... Steadicam operator
Peter Iovino .... still photographer
Tim Kane .... second assistant camera
Alexandra Kravetz .... second assistant camera
Dale Myron .... first assistant camera
Todd England Nicodemus .... electrician (as Todd Nicodemus)
John Paribello .... still photographer
Christopher C. Pearson .... first assistant camera
Jonathan Rho .... director of photography: second unit
Josh Sinkoski .... third electrician
Jeremiah Spinney .... grip
Jamie Stephens .... film loader
Rick Tucker .... key grip
Toby Tucker .... grip
Jeffrey L. Weaver .... director of photography: second unit
Patrick Robert Wong .... best boy electric
Giovanni Zelko .... best boy electric
John Zumpano .... gaffer
Casting Department
Mary Jane Fendler .... casting associate
Debe Waisman .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jim Hansen .... wardrobe supervisor
Editorial Department
George Delaney .... final colorist
Ross Guidici .... additional editor
Bob La Rossa .... color timer (as Robert J. La Rossa)
Troy Takaki .... additional editor
Michael A. Webber .... first assistant editor
Music Department
David Sabee .... orchestra contractor
Jack Smalley .... orchestrator
Leanne Ungar .... score mixer
Diane DeLouise Wessel .... music supervisor
Transportation Department
Greg Dunklin .... driver
Lonnie Hand .... transportation captain
Other crew
Brent M. Becker .... production accountant (as Brent Becker)
David Beddor .... assistant: Michael Steinberg
Steven Belgard .... unit publicist
Virginia 'Veck' Carvalho .... assistant: Frank Beddor
Arnold Cayanan .... production assistant
Emmeline Chang .... production assistant
Karine Dinev .... production office assistant
Betsy Fuhr .... post-production accountant
John Garry .... assistant: Michael Steinberg (as John P. Garry III)
John Garry .... location scout (as John P. Garry III)
Ronald W. Griffith .... assistant production accountant
Amy Haberland .... production assistant
Jannette M. Herring .... craft service
Michael Klesic .... assistant location manager
Debbie Lai .... production assistant
Ross H. Martin .... production assistant
Robert Medema .... location manager
Ernie Nasser .... key set production assistant
Guy Nicholson .... production coordinator
Mark O'Donald .... production assistant
Daniel Petruss .... production assistant
C. Ann Pupava .... key office production assistant
Margo Romero .... assistant: Frank Beddor
Rachel Santoy .... production coordinator
Shari Sontag .... post-production accountant
Eric Speier .... source cues
Linda St. Martin .... assistant production coordinator
Troy Swezey .... production assistant
Jason Thomas .... production assistant
Dina Waxman .... script supervisor

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Rated R for violence, language and some sexual content
88 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »

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20 out of 24 people found the following review useful.
Pretty good, 3 September 2001
Author: mattymatt4ever from Jersey City, NJ

I think Julia Stiles is a beautiful actress, so I was anxious to pick this movie up when it premiered on video last week. I was hoping it wouldn't be one of those dumb attempts to capitalize on the success of a now-popular star (i.e.: "American Virgin" with Mena Suvari). The movie actually premiered at the Caanes Film Festival in 1998, so I was a little suspicious as to why they pushed the release date (on video).

First of all, I was pleased to find out that Julia WAS the star. The plot is far from original, and works basically on an entertainment level. However, it has an oddly engaging sense of style that keeps you interested. There are ways to take a formulaic plot, and transform it into something unique and fun--"Wicked" is a fine example. The camera angles, the lighting, the creepy undertones (i.e.: incest) of a seemingly pleasant suburban community, the pacing and subtle comic relief beneath all the tension make this worth watching. This is like the work of a first-time independent filmmaker--and I don't mean that in a bad way.

It's also worthy of seeing the beautiful Julia in a good, early performance. This may not be a masterpiece or even a guilty pleasure worthy of several viewings, but it's a good movie and a good rental.

My score: 7 (out of 10)

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