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Director:
Writer (WGA):
Boaz Yakin (written by)
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Release Date:
25 March 1998 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
In a world of rules... one woman is ruled by her passion.
Plot:
About a young woman who is married to a devout Jew and the problems that trouble their marriage because... See more » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
1 win & 1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
Rene is a Gem! See more (45 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Renée Zellweger ... Sonia Horowitz

Christopher Eccleston ... Sender Horowitz

Julianna Margulies ... Rachel

Allen Payne ... Ramon Garcia

Glenn Fitzgerald ... Mendel Horowitz

Kim Hunter ... Rebbitzn

John Randolph ... Rebbe Moshe

Kathleen Chalfant ... Beggar Woman

Peter Jacobson ... Schnuel

Edie Falco ... Feiga
Timothy Jerome ... Dr. Bauer (as Tim Jerome)
Phyllis Newman ... Mrs. Gelbart
Joyce Reehling ... Shaindy
Shelton Dane ... Yossi
Jackie Ryan ... Young Sonia

Faran Tahir ... Hrundi Kapoor
Martin Shakar ... Mr. Berman
Teodorina Bello ... Mrs. Garcia

Glenn Fleshler ... Chief Gabbai
Adam Dannheisser ... Young Gabbai #1
Stephen Singer ... Gabbai #2
Marvin Einhorn ... Gabbai #3
Mark Zimmerman ... Doctor
Richard Lifschutz ... The Moel (as Richard 'Izzy' Lifschutz)
David Deblinger ... Baruch
Sam Jennings ... Heshie
Erin Rakow ... Tsipi
Asher Tabak ... Yechiel
Allen Swift ... Mr. Fishbein

Daryl Edwards ... Nelson

Peter Marx ... Mr. Sugarman (as Peter Slutsker)
Lauren Klein ... Sonia's Mother

Tonye Patano ... Earring Woman

Don Wallace ... Ty
Asia Minor ... Homegirl
Rosanna Plasencia ... Homegirl #2
Jerry Matz ... Mr. Engelberg

Michael Stuhlbarg ... Young Hassid
Karen Contreras ... Young Woman

Wai Ching Ho ... Lady Vendor
Mel Duane Gionson ... Paranoid Vendor

Paul J.Q. Lee ... Smooth Vendor
Leyla Aalam ... Israeli Woman
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bill Cook ... Hasidic Man (uncredited)
Khalid Gonçalves ... (uncredited)

Alex Kalognomos ... Gabi Bodyguard (uncredited)

Scott Roman ... Witness (uncredited)

Marc Sebastian ... Chasid (uncredited)

Nick Stellate ... Hasidic Bodyguard (uncredited)

Directed by
Boaz Yakin 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Boaz Yakin (written by)

Produced by
Lawrence Bender .... producer
Adam Brightman .... line producer
JoAnn Fregalette Jansen .... co-producer (as Joann Fregalette Jansen)
John Penotti .... producer
Bob Weinstein .... executive producer
Harvey Weinstein .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Lesley Barber 
 
Cinematography by
Adam Holender 
 
Film Editing by
Arthur Coburn 
 
Casting by
Douglas Aibel 
 
Production Design by
Dan Leigh 
 
Set Decoration by
Leslie E. Rollins 
 
Costume Design by
Ellen Lutter 
 
Makeup Department
Wayne Herndon .... key hair stylist
Lori Hicks .... key makeup artist
John Quaglia .... key hair stylist (as John D. Quaglia)
 
Production Management
Heidi Vogel .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Rick Lange .... second second assistant director
Marco Londoner .... second assistant director
David 'Wex' Wechsler .... first assistant director (as David Wechsler)
 
Art Department
Peter Betulia .... construction key grip (as Peter Anthony Betulia)
John Billeci .... shop electrician
Dennis Causey .... set dresser (as Dennis Lee Causey)
Rodney Clark .... carpenter
Robert A. Conroy .... construction grip
James Curry .... carpenter (as James J. Curry)
Chris DeTitta .... lead man (as Christopher J. Detitta)
Cyd Fenwick .... scenic artist
Rossana Fiore .... camera scenic artist
John J. Flugel .... set dresser
Laura G. Gillen .... scenic artist
Elizabeth Goodall .... scenic artist
Anne Beiser Haywood .... charge scenic artist (as Ann Haywood)
Brent Haywood .... construction coordinator
Eryka Seimona Henderson .... art department facilitator
Elaine Housman .... sculptor
Duncan Hoxworth .... stand-by carpenter
Tyler Kim .... assistant property master (as Tyler H. Kim)
Julius Kozlowski .... scenic artist
Kevin Ladson .... property master (as Kevin C. Ladson)
Ulf Lovén .... carpenter (as Ulf Loven)
Salvatore Sirico .... carpenter
William J. Stabile .... draftsperson (as William Stabile)
Kenneth Stopsky .... construction foreman
Mitch Towse .... set dresser
Gary Wimmer .... scenic artist
Robert Currie .... on-set dresser (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Pembrooke Andrews .... dialogue assistant
John Chandler .... foley editor
Paul Curtis .... dialogue editor
Robert Fitzgerald .... sound effects editor
Robert Fitzgerald .... supervising sound editor
Elisabeth Flaum .... sound effects editor
Shawn Kennelly .... dialogue assistant (as Sean Kenelly)
Alan Kerr .... foley artist
George Leong .... boom operator
Jason Lezama .... adr recordist
Jason Lezama .... foley editor
Richard Murphy .... second boom operator
Tim Rakoczy .... assistant sound editor
Sergio Reyes .... sound re-recording mixer
Joan Rowe .... foley artist
Katie Rowe .... foley artist
Sean Rowe .... foley artist
William Sarokin .... sound mixer
B. Tennyson Sebastian III .... sound re-recording mixer
Frederick H. Stahly .... adr editor
Frederick H. Stahly .... dialogue editor
John C. Stuver .... adr editor (as Stuv)
John C. Stuver .... dialogue editor (as Stuv)
Eric Thompson .... foley mixer
Jeff Vaughn .... adr mixer
 
Special Effects by
John Ottesen .... special effects coordinator (as John M. Ottesen)
 
Visual Effects by
Randall Balsmeyer .... visual effects
Mindy Minkow .... optical camera (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Michael J. Betzag .... best boy grip (as Michael Betzag)
John Cambria .... first assistant camera
Michael Cambria .... second assistant camera
Andrew Casey .... Steadicam operator
Joe Donohue III .... company grip (as Joseph Donohue III)
Damien F. Donohue .... company grip
John Donohue .... dolly grip
Abbot Genser .... still photographer
Shaun Gilbert .... electrician (as Shaun C. Gilbert)
Chris Hayes .... camera operator
Michael 'Flash' McDonald .... electrician (as Michael McDonald)
Billy Miller .... key grip (as William A. Miller)
Rocco Palmieri .... electrician
Linda Phillips .... electrician
Francis A. Porter .... camera trainee
Scott H. Ramsey .... gaffer
Mike Reed .... electrician (as Michael Reed)
Mark Schwentner .... best boy electric
Christopher Vaccaro .... company grip
Craig Vaccaro .... key rigging grip
Nicky 'Nuckles' Vaccaro .... company grip
 
Casting Department
Peggy Adler .... casting associate
Jordan Beswick .... casting associate
Dena Trakes .... extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Barbara Krauthamer .... wardrobe supervisor (as Barbara Krauthamer)
Sally Lesser .... costume shopper
Winsome G. McKoy .... wardrobe supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Gregg Apirian .... second assistant editor
Gary Burritt .... negative cutter
Tracey D'Arcy .... post-production coordinator
Blake Maniquis .... assistant editor: Los Angeles
Anne McCabe .... assistant editor: New York
Ricardo Olivero .... color timer
Anil Urmil .... assistant editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Lesley Barber .... orchestrator
Stuart Brawley .... music engineer
Dan DiPrima .... music editor (as Dan Diprima)
Ken Kugler .... conductor
David Low .... music contractor
George Doering .... musician (uncredited)
Paul Hepker .... additional orchestrator (uncredited)
Denise Okimoto .... music editor (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
William Baker .... driver: props
Rich Battista .... driver: grip (as Richard Battista)
Kerry Clark .... parking coordinator
Dennis Drogan .... driver: maxi van (as Ronald Dennis Drogan)
Robert Dwyer .... driver: camera
Leo Fotopoulos .... driver: honeywagon
Kevin Griffin .... driver: swing (as Kevin P. Griffin)
Robert Lansing .... driver: electric
John Leonidas .... transportation captain
Dennis Radesky .... transportation co-captain
Luis Rodriguez .... driver: wardrobe
Barry Sweeney .... driver: set dressing
 
Other crew
Alexander Berberich .... location assistant
Jerome Best .... adr voice
Tom Betterton .... location scout
Corey Bobker .... production assistant
Seth Burch .... location manager
Hunter Carson .... set production assistant
Jake Chipps .... adr voice
Jason Cramer .... post-production accountant
Denise T. Davidson .... assistant: Ellen Cutter
Pete Dominick .... set production assistant
Ann Du Val .... legal
Maureen Duffy .... completion bond
Joe Facey .... craft service
John B. Finn .... payroll accountant
Mary Gambardella .... script supervisor
Ellen Gannon .... production coordinator
Joyce Goldman .... adr voice
Henry Goldscher .... adr voice
Carlos K. Goodman .... legal services (as Carlos Goodman)
Alicia Haldenwang .... production assistant
Marlus Harding .... assistant accountant (as Marlus C. Harding)
Kali R. Harrison .... set production assistant (as Kali Rashad Harrison)
Janet Henry .... location assistant
Eddi Herschler .... adr voice (as Eddie Herschler)
Bernie Hiller .... adr voice (as Bernard Hiller)
Winnie Hiller .... adr voice
Rob Ludwig .... Ramon's studio consultant (as Robin David Ludwig)
Lev Mailer .... adr voice
Jabbar E. McDonald .... location assistant
Courtney McDonnell .... assistant: Lawrence Bender
Margo Myers .... production accountant (as Margo A. Myers)
Neil Orlowski .... key set production assistant
Deborah Owen .... post-production accountant
Dan Perri .... producer: title sequence
Dan Perri .... title designer
Tom Piechura .... unit publicist
Jay Richard Piro .... set production assistant
Jess Platt .... dialect consultant
Jeremy D. Pratt .... stage manager
Sally Rainer .... adr voice
Gary Scott .... assistant location manager
Burton Sharp .... adr group coordinator
Burton Sharp .... adr voice
Jamie Sheridan .... set production assistant (as James E. Sheridan)
Jeff Springer .... legal
Bill Stern .... adr voice
Anita Sum .... production associate
Jeff Swafford .... assistant: Lawrence Bender
Glen-Bob Sweet .... adr voice
Shane Sweet .... adr voice
Ruthie Tanami .... product placement
Andrew Vogliano .... production secretary
Henry Winston .... post-production accountant
Kurt Woolner .... completion bond
Yogi .... parking production assistant
Jennifer Yun .... assistant: John Penotti
Joseph Zolfo .... assistant location manager
Eli Roth .... stand-in (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Joseph Byrne .... special thanks (as Lt. Joseph Byrne)
John Carrabino .... special thanks
Lisa Davidowitz .... special thanks
John Diemer .... special thanks
Kevin Doyle .... special thanks
Scott Fleischer .... special thanks
Kim Green .... special thanks
Alice Hughes .... special thanks
Julie Kirkham .... special thanks
Barbara Koplin .... special thanks
Stephen Koplin .... special thanks
Jack Lechner .... special thanks
Matt Loeb .... special thanks
Tory Metzger .... special thanks
Tom O'Donnell .... special thanks
Nicole Pennington .... special thanks
Elyse Scherz .... special thanks
Pat Scott .... special thanks (as Patricia Reed Scott)
Eric Shonz .... special thanks
Mike Simpson .... special thanks
Nick Stevens .... special thanks
Lee Stollman .... special thanks
Jessica Tuchinsky .... special thanks
 
Crew believed to be complete


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MPAA:
Rated R for sexuality and brief language
Runtime:
117 min
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Aspect Ratio:
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Trivia:
Mendel says Sonia's birthstone is the ruby, this would make her birthdate somewhere in July.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: Most of the action takes place between Sonya's birthday, which is in July, as evidenced by her birthstone, the ruby), and Yom Kippur, which is in the early fall. However, in all the outdoor scenes, it is clearly winter, as evidenced by the winter coats on all characters and extras.See more »
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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Rene is a Gem!, 19 April 2007
Author: CuriousGrl from Jamaica Plain, MA

I am not Jewish and I don't have much knowledge regarding the principles of this religion, I can see how this film was less then favorable among the community who is aware of its culture more then I am. The story line was vague at points and we were left with unresolved meanings behind the interaction of Sonia with many characters we meet outside of Hasidic community. I must say however that Renée Zellweger who played Sonia Horowitz was brilliant in this film, her acting, her demeanor, her power, her vigor. Powerful! She carries this film among the rest two-dimensional characters and for that alone I will give the film 10/10.

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