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Stepmom -- A terminally-ill mother has to settle on the new woman in her ex-husband's life, who will be their new stepmother.

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Director:
Writers (WGA):
Gigi Levangie (story)
Gigi Levangie (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
25 December 1998 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Be there for the joy. Be there for the tears. Be there for each other.
Plot:
A terminally-ill mother has to settle on the new woman in her ex-husband's life, who will be their new stepmother. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for Golden Globe. Another 8 wins & 5 nominations See more »
NewsDesk:
(104 articles)
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Julia Roberts ... Isabel Kelly

Susan Sarandon ... Jackie Harrison

Ed Harris ... Luke Harrison

Jena Malone ... Anna Harrison

Liam Aiken ... Ben Harrison

Lynn Whitfield ... Dr. P. Sweikert
Darrell Larson ... Duncan Samuels
Mary Louise Wilson ... Mrs. Franklin

Andre B. Blake ... Cooper (as Andre Blake)

Herbert Russell ... Photo Assistant (as Russel Harper)
Jack Eagle ... Craft Service Man
Lu Celania Sierra ... Photo Shoot Model
Lauma Zemzare ... Photo Shoot Model
Holly Schenck ... Photo Shoot Model
Michelle Stone ... Photo Shoot Model
Annett Esser ... Photo Shoot Model
Monique Rodrique ... Photo Shoot Model

Sal Mistretta ... Ad Executive
Rex Hays ... Ad Executive

Alice Liu ... Ad Executive

Chuck Montgomery ... Ad Executive

Mak Gilchrist ... Rapunzel
Dylan Michaels ... Prince

David Zayas ... Policeman

José Ramón Rosario ... Policeman
Lee Shepherd ... Desk Sergeant
George Masters ... Maitre D'

Anthony Grasso ... Waiter
Robert F. Alvarado ... Soccer Coach
Sebastian Rand ... Tucker

Michelle Hurst ... Nurse
Jason Maves ... Brad Kovitsky

Julie Lancaster ... Flight Attendant
Charlie Christman ... Stone Fox
Amina Asep ... Anna's Friend

Naama Kates ... Anna's Friend (as Naama Katz)
Jennifer Best ... Anna's Friend

Robin Fusco ... Anna's Friend
Jessica M. Osias ... Anna's Friend
Electra Telesford ... Anna's Friend
Michelle L. Brady ... Anna's Friend
Zachary M. Hasak ... Brad's Friend
Jordan Gochros ... Brad's Friend
Rob London ... Brad's Friend
James Ostrofsky ... Brad's Friend
Chad Lavinio ... Brad's Friend
John Sadowski ... Ben's Friend
Matthew Doudounis ... Ben's friend
Andrea Dolloff ... Cocktail Waitress
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Eleanor Columbus ... Girl in School Play (uncredited)
Mary DeBellis ... Hostess (uncredited)

Nick Stellate ... School Teacher (uncredited)

Directed by
Chris Columbus 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Gigi Levangie (story)

Gigi Levangie (screenplay) and
Jessie Nelson (screenplay) &
Steven Rogers (screenplay) &
Karen Leigh Hopkins (screenplay) and
Ronald Bass (screenplay) (as Ron Bass)

Produced by
Michael Barnathan .... producer
Ronald Bass .... executive producer (as Ron Bass)
Chris Columbus .... producer
Paula DuPré Pesmen .... associate producer
Wendy Finerman .... producer
Margaret French-Isaac .... executive producer
Patrick McCormick .... executive producer
Pliny Porter .... executive producer
Mark Radcliffe .... producer
Julia Roberts .... executive producer
Susan Sarandon .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
John Williams 
 
Cinematography by
Donald McAlpine (director of photography) (as Donald M. McAlpine)
 
Film Editing by
Neil Travis 
 
Casting by
Ellen Lewis 
 
Production Design by
Stuart Wurtzel 
 
Art Direction by
Ray Kluga  (as Raymond Kluga)
 
Set Decoration by
George DeTitta Jr. 
 
Costume Design by
Joseph G. Aulisi 
 
Makeup Department
Ma Kalaadevi Ananda .... makeup artist: Ms. Sarandon (as Marilyn Carbone)
Michal Bigger .... key makeup artist
Richard Dean .... makeup artist: Ms. Roberts
Patricia Grande .... key hair stylist
Paul LeBlanc .... hair stylist: Ms. Sarandon
Lyndell Quiyou .... hair stylist: Ms. Roberts
Linda Grimes .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Scott Hersh .... makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Lenny Vullo .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Kenneth G. Brown .... second second assistant director
Stephen Lee Davis .... second assistant director
Geoffrey Hansen .... first assistant director (as Geoff Hansen)
Samantha Lavin .... dga trainee (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Kevin Brink .... lead man
June DeCamp .... scenic foreman
Gerald DeTitta .... lead man (as Jerry DeTitta)
Ann Edgeworth .... assistant property master (as Ann L. Edgeworth)
Sandy Hamilton .... property master
Fred Merusi .... construction coordinator
Jon Ringbom .... charge scenic (as John Ringbom)
Christopher Nelson .... set dresser (uncredited)
Chuck Potter .... assistant set decorator (uncredited)
Diane Rich .... scenic artist (uncredited)
Grant Shaffer .... storyboard artist (uncredited)
Clarissa Shanahan .... scenic artist (uncredited)
Fredda Slavin .... assistant art director (uncredited)
Joan Winters .... graphic designer (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Sandina Bailo-Lape .... foley editor
Sara Bolder .... dialogue editor
Karen Brocco .... assistant sound editor (as Karen A. Brocco)
Tony Eckert .... foley mixer
Tod A. Maitland .... sound mixer (as Tod Maitland)
Jonathan Null .... assistant sound editor
T.J. O'Mara .... boom operator
Marcie Romano .... assistant sound editor
Ronald G. Roumas .... sound re-recordist
Susan Sanford .... sound effects editor
Christopher Scarabosio .... sound effects editor
Michael Scott .... boom operator (as Michael H. Scott)
Robert Shoup .... supervising sound editor
Michael Silvers .... dialogue editor
Gary Summers .... re-recording mixer
Randy Thom .... sound re-recording mixer
Dennie Thorpe .... foley artist (as Dennis Thorpe)
Jana Vance .... foley artist
Hugh Waddell .... adr editor
Gwendolyn Yates Whittle .... dialogue editor
Jerome R. Vitucci .... sound recordist (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Robert J. Scupp .... special effects
Todd Wolfeil .... special effects (as Todd R. Wolfeil)
Richard Bryan Douglas .... effects technician (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Theresa Ellis Rygiel .... visual effects supervisor: Rhythm & Hues (as Theresa Ellis)
Theodore Bialek .... lighting technical director (uncredited)
Dawn Bowery .... Inferno artist (uncredited)
Daniel Aristoteles Collins .... systems/operations: Rhythm & Hues (uncredited)
Betsy Paterson .... 2D supervisor: Rhythm & Hues (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Laura Dash .... stunts
Emily Williams Drechsel .... stunts
E.J. Evans .... stunts
Brian E. Feigus .... stunts
Austin Harper Gates .... stunts
Nicole Katzenback .... stunts
Ingrid Low .... stunts
Phil Nelson .... stunt coordinator
Gene Harrison .... stunts (uncredited)
Kristopher Medina .... stunts (uncredited)
Brian Smyj .... stunt rigger (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Kenny Burke .... best boy grip (as Kenneth Burke)
Michael F. Burke .... best boy electric (as Michael Burke)
Ronald Burke .... dolly grip
Ken Connors .... rigging gaffer (as Kenneth R. Conners)
Russell Engels .... chief lighting technician (as Russell W. Engels)
Alec Hirschfeld .... camera operator: "b" camera
Nils Johnson .... video playback operator
Lee Kazista .... camera loader
Peter Masterson .... second assistant camera (as Peter C. Masterson)
Steve Mathis .... chief lighting technician
Patrick McArdle .... first assistant camera
Harold J. McClean .... rigging best boy electrician
Anastas N. Michos .... camera operator (as Anastas Michos)
Francis Panuccio .... rigging best boy grip
John Panuccio .... key rigging grip (as Jack Panuccio)
Tom Prate .... key grip (as Thomas R. Prate)
Demmie Todd .... still photographer
Eugene C. DePasquale .... company grip (uncredited)
James Edmiston .... company grip (uncredited)
Kevin Flynn .... company grip (uncredited)
Ron Goodman .... camera operator: SpaceCam (uncredited)
Douglas C. Hart .... first assistant camera: "b" camera (uncredited)
William D. Moran .... company grip (uncredited)
Katherine Ruppe .... first assistant camera: "b" camera (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Marcia DeBonis .... casting associate (as Marcia De Bonis)
Karen E. Etcoff .... extras casting
Vivian Hasbrouk .... casting assistant (as Vivian Lynn Hasbrouk)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Michael Adkins .... wardrobe supervisor
Kendall Errair .... wardrobe supervisor
James Hammer .... assistant costume designer (as James P. Hammer)
Fran Vega-Buck .... costumer: Ms. Roberts (as Frances Vega-Buck)
 
Editorial Department
Tim Amyx .... second assistant editor
Gary Burritt .... negative cutter
Nicolas De Toth .... first assistant editor
Deirdre Slevin .... apprentice editor
Michael J. Wechsler .... second assistant editor
Dale E. Grahn .... color timer (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Sandy DeCrescent .... music contractor (as Sandy De Crescent)
Shawn Murphy .... music scoring mixer
Peter Myles .... assistant music editor
National Philharmonic Orchestra .... orchestra
John Neufeld .... orchestrator
Christopher Parkening .... musician: guitar solos
Katherine Quittner .... music editor
Kenneth Wannberg .... supervising music editor (as Ken Wannberg)
Daniel Gaber .... assistant music editor (uncredited)
Carlton Kaller .... music consultant (uncredited)
Marvin R. Morris .... assistant music editor (uncredited)
James Thatcher .... musician: French horn (uncredited)
James Thatcher .... musician: french horn (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Richard Holston .... transportation co-captain
Michael Hyde .... transportation captain
Terry R. Owens .... production driver
Bobby Marsh .... driver (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Jeanne Austin .... assistant: Mr. Radcliffe
Eva Z. Cabrera .... script supervisor
Noreen R. Cheleden .... set production assistant
Kathleen Corgan .... assistant location manager
Ivana Crvelin .... assistant: Ms. Finerman
Paula de Elejalde .... teacher
Eirik S. Dentz .... set production assistant (as Erik Dentz)
Elizabeth Devereux .... assistant: Mr. Columbus
Rhona Gordon .... teacher
Chandra Joy Hagopian .... assistant production coordinator
Jaime Hanaway .... set production assistant
Joseph E. Iberti .... location manager
Christopher M. Kanuck .... set production assistant
Larry Kaplan .... unit publicist
Danielle Katz .... set production assistant
Kate Kelly .... production coordinator
Laurent Lavollay-Porter .... set production assistant
Dylan K. Massin .... set production assistant
Carol McAuliff .... animal trainer
Steve McAuliff .... animal trainer
Ryan McCormick .... assistant: Mr. McCormick
Nina Saxon .... title designer
Nancy Seltzer .... public relations
Alan Sickles .... medical technical advisor (as Alan Sickles M.D.)
Matthew Sirianni .... set production assistant
Karen Swallow .... assistant: Mr. Barnathan
Drew Tidwell .... production secretary
Matilde Valera .... production accountant (as Matilde P. Valera)
Suzanne Weinert .... assistant: Ms. Roberts
Valentina Aulisi .... office production assistant (uncredited)
Bohnie Avanzino .... title designer: New Wave Entertainment (uncredited)
Alex Bowen .... adr voice (uncredited)
Al Cerullo .... helicopter pilot (uncredited)
Aria Noelle Curzon .... adr artist (uncredited)
Brother Eden Douglas .... stand-in: Andre B. Blake (uncredited)
Kathleen Fellegara .... set medic (uncredited)
Rich Fellegara .... set medic (uncredited)
Dori Greenberg .... second assistant: Wendy Finerman (uncredited)
Theresa Marsh .... first assistant production accountant (uncredited)
Ray McCort .... helicopter pilot (uncredited)
Len Murach .... location assistant (uncredited)
Olivia Oguma .... adr loop group (uncredited)
Nelson Pereyra .... production assistant (uncredited)
Penni Smith .... payroll accountant (uncredited)
Robert T. Striem .... location assistant (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Irene Columbus .... in loving memory
 
Crew verified as complete


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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Good Night Moon" - Japan (English title)
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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for language and thematic elements
Runtime:
124 min
Country:
Language:
Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Patrick Doyle wrote a score for the film which was rejected.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: Isabel helps Anna get her trees to look real. She paints some leaves on the tree; they are minimal but very big strokes and exceed the sides of the tree. In the next shot, when Anna has a turn, the painting has changed - the "leaves" are tiny and there are suddenly lots of little neat ones rather than the ones Isabel just painted.See more »
Quotes:
Isabel:You know, I never wanted to be a mom. Sharing it with you... that's one thing. It's another to be looking over my shoulder for the next twenty years, knowing someone else would have done it better... someone else would have done it right.
Jackie Harrison:What do I have that you don't?
Isabel:You're Mother Earth, incarnate.
Jackie Harrison:You're... hip, and fresh.
Isabel:You ride with Anna.
Jackie Harrison:You'll learn.
Isabel:You know every story, every wound, every memory. Their whole life's happiness is wrapped up in you... every single second. Don't you get it? Look down the road to her wedding. I'm in a room alone with her, fixing her veil, fluffing her dress, telling her no woman has ever looked so beautiful. And my fear is she'll be thinking, "I wish my mom was here."
[...]
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Soundtrack:
Il Signor BruschinoSee more »

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11 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
Very Beautiful, 19 January 2007
Author: Jay Addison from United States

I got Stepmom for Julia Robert's performance, and I expected it to be pretty good. It did not fail me- it exceeded my expectations. This movie is beautiful.

It's the story of a husband and wife with two kids who have fallen out of love, and now the father is getting married to a new, younger woman. The mother of the kids does everything she can to make her children hate this woman who is going to very soon be a permanent part of their life.

Julia Roberts indeed gives a fine performance as the fiancée of Ed Harris, the husband. She steals your heart in every scene she's in as this young woman who is trying so hard to be exactly what those children want and need. And in the end, she's searching for acceptance and love from them as much as they are from her. And then there's Susan Sarandon, giving one of her best performances as the mother of the children who wants nothing more than to remove her children from The younger woman completely. Sarandon's character is horrible- one of the most awful and hateful people in modern movies. She backstabs, she's overly-critical, and for a long time, she finds every chance possible to turn her children against the other woman- yet you cannot help but feel for her. As nasty as she is, you sympathize with this woman who is having to deal with her children being in the care of a younger, inexperienced woman who is living with her ex-husband. It's impossible not to understand her character's mourning and confusion. For the first time in her life, this woman is not the only mother in her children's life.

Don't be surprised if you cry- more than once. It's that good, and that affecting. Truly, this film is one of the better delights of the past few years. Beautiful story, great performances, real emotions- 8/10 stars!

Jay Addison

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