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The Opposite of Sex -- A 16-year-old girl visits her gay half-brother and ends up seducing his boyfriend, thus wreaking havoc on all of their lives.


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Writer (WGA):
Don Roos (written by)
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Release Date:
22 May 1998 (USA) See more »
You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll be offended
A 16-year-old girl visits her gay half-brother and ends up seducing his boyfriend, thus wreaking havoc on all of their lives. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Nominated for Golden Globe. Another 16 wins & 21 nominations See more »
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A tired and time consuming miss-match of a movie. See more (179 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Christina Ricci ... Dede Truitt

Martin Donovan ... Bill Truitt

Lisa Kudrow ... Lucia DeLury

Lyle Lovett ... Sheriff Carl Tippett

Johnny Galecki ... Jason Bock

William Lee Scott ... Randy 'One Ball' Cates

Ivan Sergei ... Matt Mateo

Megan Blake ... Bobette

Colin Ferguson ... Tom DeLury

Dan Bucatinsky ... Timothy

Chauncey Leopardi ... Joe

Rodney Eastman ... Ty

Heather Fairfield ... Jennifer Oakes
Amy Atkins ... TV Reporter

Leslie Grossman ... Girl Student
Emily Newman ... Marcia Delury
Harrison Young ... Medical Examiner

Pancho Demmings ... Police Officer
Terry L. Rose ... Palm Springs Harley Man
Richard Moore ... Palm Springs Harley Man #2

Susan Leslie ... Policewoman Judy Zale
Margaux St. Ledger ... Reporter
Leslie Bevis ... World News Reporter
Nicole Tocantins ... Bobette's Lawyer

Becky Wahlstrom ... Cashier

Peter Spears ... Dr. Allen
Kristine Keever ... Nurse (voice)
David Phelps-Williams ... School Principal
Todd Eckert ... Parole Officer
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Lawrence Gaughan ... Reporter (uncredited)

David Gibbs ... Driver (uncredited)

Heather Lee ... Tricia Delury (uncredited)
John F. McCormick ... Flashback Dad (uncredited)

Directed by
Don Roos 
Writing credits
Don Roos (written by)

Produced by
Michael Besman .... producer
Steve Danton .... executive producer
David Paul Kirkpatrick .... producer
Jim Lotfi .... executive producer
Reba Merrill .... video content producer
Original Music by
Mason Daring 
Cinematography by
Hubert Taczanowski (director of photography)
Film Editing by
David Codron 
Casting by
Cathy Sandrich Gelfond  (as Cathy Sandrich)
Amanda Mackey  (as Amanda Mackey Johnson)
Production Design by
Michael Paul Clausen  (as Michael Clausen)
Set Decoration by
Kristin Peterson 
Costume Design by
Peter Mitchell 
Makeup Department
Daniel Curet .... key hair stylist
Brigitte Hennech .... assistant makeup artist
Sergio Lopez-Rivera .... key makeup artist
Production Management
David Codron .... post-production supervisor
Jim Lotfi .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Steve Danton .... first assistant director
Susan J. Hellmann .... second assistant director
Art Department
Angel Acosta .... property master
Jami Anderson .... on-set dresser
Matthew Ferreira .... set dresser
Humberto Jimenez .... construction coordinator
Kay Kropp .... lead painter
Portia Perry .... set painter
Andrew Reeder .... set designer
Sheri Watson .... set decoration buyer
Micah May .... assistant props (uncredited)
Sound Department
Jon Ailetcher .... production sound mixer
Mark Allen .... sound editor
David W. Alstadter .... foley mixer
Andre Bacha .... dialogue editor
Ron Bedrosian .... adr mixer
Gary Boatner .... boom operator
Mark Choi .... sound effects editor
Rickley W. Dumm .... first assistant sound editor
Arthur Farkas .... dialogue editor
Eric Flickinger .... sound recordist
Frank Gaeta .... sound effects editor
Catherine Harper .... foley artist
Larry Hopkins .... layback sound mixer
J. Stanley Johnston .... re-recording mixer
Trevor Jolly .... dialogue editor
Trevor Jolly .... sound supervisor
Shawn Kennelly .... dialogue assistant
Gerry Lentz .... re-recording mixer
Kimaree Long .... adr editor
Julie Lucas .... foley assistant
James Moriana .... foley artist
Scott Sanders .... sound effects editor
Jackson Schwartz .... adr mixer
David Spybrook .... adr recordist
Byron Quiros .... stunt performer
Gary J. Wayton .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Bob Akester .... still photographer
Yoram Astrakhan .... director of photography: second unit
Yoram Astrakhan .... gaffer
Hector Corona .... best boy electric
Debbie Davidian .... second assistant camera
Kenn Ferro .... Steadicam operator
Brady Harris .... electrician
Brad Heiner .... key grip
Andrew Naidl .... camera loader
Kerri O'Kane .... loader
Robert Schierer .... first assistant camera
George Hesse .... additional first assistant camera (uncredited)
Casting Department
Mercedes Kelso .... casting associate (as Mercedes Danforth)
Joyce Kurtz .... voice casting
Elizabeth Lang .... casting associate
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Shawn Barry .... costume supervisor
Dena Matranga .... set costumer
Editorial Department
Jo Anne Finan .... negative cutter
Sandra Grubb .... first assistant editor
Julian Lopez Jr. .... second assistant editor
Hope Moskowitz .... assistant editor
Location Management
Kai Ephron .... location manager
Music Department
Laura Ahlbeck .... musician: piano
Dana Bratton .... orchestrator: strings
Brent Brooks .... music editor
Paul Bryan .... musician: electric bass
Mason Daring .... musician: keyboards
Randy Gerston .... music supervisor
Dave Harris .... musician: trombone
Greg Hopkins .... musician: trumpet
Shane Koss .... musician: keyboards
Duke Levine .... musician: guitar
Billy Novick .... musician: clarinet and saxophone
Billy Novick .... orchestrator: swing orchestrations
Bill Reynolds .... musician: drums
Amy Rosen .... music coordinator
Stuart Schulman .... musician: violin
Dave Shacter .... music mixer
Dave Shacter .... music recordist
Marshal Wood .... musician: acoustic bass (as Marshall Wood)
Transportation Department
Ben Barsky .... driver
Bob Burkhart .... driver
Brian N. Everett .... transportation coordinator
Paul Feddersen .... driver
Fred Johnston .... driver
Michael Locke .... transportation captain
Rick Locke .... driver
Hugo R. Ocana .... driver (as Hugo Ocana)
Manuel Ruiz .... driver
Lew Strong .... driver
Frank X. Sullivan .... driver
Other crew
Jeanne R. Berney .... unit publicist
Gabrielle Bourne .... distribution coordinator
Andrew L. Carey .... assistant to producer
Brian Cinadr .... trainer: Ms. Ricci
Robert Clotworthy .... group voices
Linda Cook .... group voices
Tim Dornberg .... group voices
Malcolm Groome .... group voices
Tina Hart .... group voices
Robert E. Kay .... key production assistant
Lontih Khatami .... assistant: Mr. Roos
Joyce Kurtz .... group voices
Sara Mandelson .... craft service
Kevin McEveety .... production accountant
Karen P. Morris .... first assistant accountant (as Karen P. Kistner)
Julie Murphy .... production coordinator (as Julie Nygren)
Rebecca Robertson .... script supervisor
Andrew J. Sacks .... production coordinator
Maridean Mansfield Shepard .... stand-in (as Mari Shepard)
Matthew D. Smith .... production assistant
M. Peter Soikkeli .... title designer
Wendy Wilhite Chatley .... studio teacher
Jeffrey Wynne .... assistant to producer

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Rated R for strong language and sex related dialogue and sexuality
105 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Revealing mistakes: When Randy knocks Dede against a "stone wall", they give way because they're made of some kind of foam.See more »
Lucia:Vagina, vagina, vagina. Does that word do anything for you?
Bill Truitt:I don't think it does much for anyone, gay or straight.
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Lookin' For LoveSee more »


Who is the father of Dede's baby?
How many husbands did Dede's mother have?
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10 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
A tired and time consuming miss-match of a movie., 21 July 2001
Author: Trev ( from Birmingham, UK

A cast of talented actors and actresses does not make up for a what a tired and time consuming miss-match of a movie this is.

One liners may be all the rage in 'Will & Grace' but this particular 'flick' left with a funny taste in my mouth (no pun).

Character development is hidden away amongst the over-the-top narration. The story lacks emotion and depth and is very contrived - even for a Hollywood picture. It is a movie where the stars look quite simply out of place in their surroundings.

High expectations of a wholesome quality film were suddenly tail-spinning just 30 minutes through. At the end of the movie we had crash landed and I wanted my money back.

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