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Director:
Writer (WGA):
M. Night Shyamalan (written by)
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Release Date:
20 March 1998 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
First kisses. Outrageous pranks. A teacher with a killer fastball. To survive this year, Joshua Beal will have to stay... See more »
Plot:
A 10-year-old boy goes on a search for God after his grandfather dies. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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2 nominations See more »
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(20 articles)
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Cast

  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Joseph Cross ... Joshua Beal

Timothy Reifsnyder ... Dave O'Hara

Dana Delany ... Mrs. Beal

Denis Leary ... Mr. Beal

Robert Loggia ... Grandpa Beal

Rosie O'Donnell ... Sister Terry

Camryn Manheim ... Sister Sophia
Vicki Giunta ... Sister Beatrice

Julia Stiles ... Neena Beal
Heather Casler ... Hope

Dan Lauria ... Father Peters

Stefan Niemczyk ... Frank Benton
Michael Pacienza ... Freddie Waltman

Michael Shulman ... Robert Brickman
Jaret Ross Barron ... Dan
Jarrett Abello ... John
Joseph Melito ... Billy (as Joseph Melito Jr.)
Peter A. Urban Jr. ... Newman
Jahmal Curtis ... Student
Michael Craig Bigwood ... Little Boy
Gil Robbins ... Cardinal Geary
Marc H. Glick ... Father Sebastian
Robert K. O'Neill ... Young Priest
Deborah Stern ... Mrs. Waltman

Joey Perillo ... Mr. Waltman

Jerry Walsh ... Football Coach

Liam Mitchell ... Gym Teacher

Charles Techman ... Janitor
Antoine McLean ... Wilson
Arleen Goman ... Mrs. Pitman
Mets Suber ... Race Starter
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Gina Allegro ... Nun (uncredited)
Rena Anakwe ... Extra (uncredited)
Theo Aronson ... Student (uncredited)

Pierce Cravens ... (singing voice) (uncredited)

Stephen Dunn ... School Boy (uncredited)
Josh LaBove ... Schoolboy (uncredited)

Patsy Meck ... Nun in hallway (uncredited)
James Spector ... (voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
M. Night Shyamalan 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
M. Night Shyamalan (written by)

Produced by
James Bigwood .... co-producer
Cathy Konrad .... producer
Timothy J. Lonsdale .... associate producer
Randy Ostrow .... executive producer
Meryl Poster .... executive producer
Bob Weinstein .... executive producer
Harvey Weinstein .... executive producer
Cary Woods .... producer
 
Original Music by
Edmund Choi 
Shok 
 
Cinematography by
Adam Holender (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Andrew Mondshein 
 
Casting by
Avy Kaufman 
 
Production Design by
P. Michael Johnston  (as Michael Johnston)
 
Set Decoration by
Andrea Mae Fenton 
 
Costume Design by
Bridget Kelly 
 
Makeup Department
Shirley Baker .... second hair stylist
Diane Heller .... additional makeup artist (as Diane Hiller)
Joseph P. Hurt .... key makeup artist (as Joseph Hurt)
Janice Kinigopoulos .... key hair stylist
Karen Lovell .... hair stylist
Donna Moyer .... additional makeup artist
Rita Parillo .... key hair stylist
 
Production Management
Eddy Collyns .... unit production manager: second unit, New York
Scott Currie .... unit production manager
Desirée Jellerette .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Carla Bowen .... assistant director
Solita Hanna .... second assistant director (as Solita M. Hanna)
Rick Walls .... second assistant director (as Richard Walls II)
 
Art Department
Meg Hyatt Barker .... additional assistant property master
Kate Bartouldus .... scenic artist (as Kate Bartoldus)
Liz Bonaventura .... charge scenic (as Elizabeth Bonaventura)
Carl Catanese .... lead man
Guido DeCurtis .... lead man: New York
Rich Devine .... set dresser (as Richard Devine)
Douglas Fecht .... set dresser (as Doug Fecht)
Lara Kelly .... art department coordinator
Peggy Khoury .... set dresser
Yvonne King .... draper
Jay Klein .... set dresser
Paul Maiello .... construction foreman
Brick Mason .... storyboard artist
Greg Rocco .... property master (as Gregory N. Rocco)
John Martin Schmidt .... assistant property master
Charles J. Scott .... set dresser (as Chuck Scott)
Meg Hyatt Snow .... on set painter (as Meg Hyatt)
Kia Steave-Dickerson .... scenic artist
Nell Stifel .... scenic artist
Gay Studebaker .... set dresser
Christine Sysko .... draper
Joseph M. Urbanik .... scenic artist
Paul Williams .... construction coordinator
 
Sound Department
Louis Bertini .... dialogue editor
Tim J. Carroll .... consultant: Dolby Digital
Kay Denmark .... adr boom operator
Kenna Doeringer .... assistant sound editor
Jeff Formosa .... assistant sound editor
Bruce Kitzmeyer .... foley editor
Hal Levinsohn .... adr editor
David J. Marks .... boom operator
Brian Miksis .... sound
Anne Pope .... assistant sound editor
Mary Ellen Porto .... dialogue editor
Ira Spiegel .... supervising sound editor
Reilly Steele .... re-recording mixer
Brian Vancho .... foley artist
Randy Vandegrift .... adr supervisor: Los Angeles
 
Special Effects by
Edward Drohan III .... special effects
 
Stunts
Bill Anagnos .... stunt coordinator
Kristopher Medina .... stunt double
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Robin Buerki .... camera operator
John Cambria .... first assistant camera
Michael Cambria .... second assistant camera
David Cecil .... electrician
Molly Cheshire .... grip
Tim Davies .... grip
James A. Dolan .... gaffer
Bill Fiedler .... electrician
Joseph E. Gallagher .... first assistant camera: "b" camera (as Joe Gallagher)
Thomas Greco .... first assistant camera (as Tom Greco)
Gregory F. Johnson .... grip
David Knox .... camera operator: "a" camera
Eric Liebowitz .... still photographer
Craig Ligget .... rigging best boy electric
Steven Litecky .... rigging gaffer
Jim Manzione .... best boy electric (as Jimmy Manzione)
Phil Oetiker .... camera operator: "b" camera
George Roach .... grip
Kyle Rudolph .... camera operator (as Kyle Christopher Rudolph)
Leon Sanginiti .... second assistant camera
I. Nate Scaglione .... generator operator (as Nate Scaglione)
Jay Stuart .... grip
Stephen Treadway .... second assistant camera
Franz Yeich .... best boy grip
Richard A. Mitchell .... electrician (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
David H. Kramer .... adr voice casting
Mike Lemon .... casting: Philadelphia
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sue Gandy .... assistant costume designer
Maria Vaughan .... costumer
 
Editorial Department
Tod Scott Brody .... additional post-production
Jennifer Davidoff Cook .... first assistant editor (as Jennifer A. Davidoff)
John Scott Cook .... assistant editor
David Hamme .... colorist
Anne O'Brien .... assistant editor
 
Location Management
Monique LaMontagne .... set location assistant
Derrick Loris .... location manager
Michael Wakely .... location scout (uncredited)
 
Music Department
David Carbonara .... music editor
Michael Farrow .... scoring mixer
Sonny Kompanek .... orchestrator
John Moses .... musician: clarinetist (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Thomas Fitzgerald .... driver
John Morrone III .... transportation coordinator (as John Morrone)
 
Other crew
David Acord .... production assistant
Randall Balsmeyer .... title designer
Thomas J. Bee .... second assistant accountant
Stacey Byers .... production assistant
Lisa Cofini .... post production accountant
Christopher Gambale .... assistant to harvey weinstein
Leslie Gaskins .... production coordinator
Melissa Givey .... assistant: Mr. Shyamalan
Benjamin Goldberg .... assistant production office coordinator
Hal Gross .... first assistant accountant (as Hal E. Gross)
Patricia Ann Holmes .... production accountant (as Patricia Holmes)
Solomon Kleit .... lead office production assistant
Michael LaCorte .... production assistant
Danna Liebert .... additional script supervisor
Sharon Pinkenson .... film commissioner: Greater Philadelphia Film Office
Wendy Lee Roberts .... script supervisor (as Wendy Roberts)
Lizzie Schwartz .... assistant: Mr. Woods
Donna Serdula .... intern
 

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MPAA:
Rated PG for language and thematic elements
Runtime:
88 min
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Color (Technicolor)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Director Trademark: [M. Night Shyamalan] [Philadelphia]See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: Robert Loggia's character is listed as Grandpa Beal, but during the picture the character Joshua A. Beal explains that "Grandpa was my mom's dad" and that would most likely mean that Beal is not Grandpa's last name, since it is his mother's married name.See more »
Quotes:
Joshua A. Beal:Before this year, bullies were just bullies for no reason, weirdos were just weird, and daredevils weren't afraid of anything. Before this year, people I loved lived forever. I spent this year looking for something and wound up seeing everything around me. It's like I was asleep before and finally woke up. Know what? I'm wide-awake now.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Close-Up (2011)See more »
Soundtrack:
THIS AIN'T A SONG (IT'S A PRAYER)See more »

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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Drama, 16 January 1999
Author: dave-120

"Rosie O'Donnel is hilarious!", says the box. The descriptions are misleading. THIS IS NOT A COMEDY. It is amusing at times, very slow, and emotionally moving. Even though I was expecting comedy, I watched the whole thing. That says something.

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