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Operation Splitsville -- When fifth-grader James' parents divorce, he creates a new club at school - the Loyal Order of Divorce.  The elementary school student body is split down the middle between kids whose parents are together and those who are divorced.


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Writers (WGA):
Patrick Braoudé (earlier screenplay)
Gordon Cassidy (screenplay)
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Release Date:
7 July 1999 (France) See more »
After a boy's parents decide to divorce, he creates a "support group" for all the kids from failed marriages in his school... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Directed by
Lynn Hamrick 
Writing credits
Patrick Braoudé (earlier screenplay)

Gordon Cassidy (screenplay)

Produced by
Thomas Augsberger .... executive producer
Angelika Bolliger .... producer
Carl Colpaert .... executive producer (as Carl Jan Colpaert)
Matthias Emcke .... executive producer
Michael P. Flannigan .... line producer
Anne François .... producer
Christopher Lambert .... producer
Jacobus Rose .... co-producer
Susan Shapiro .... co-producer
Ellen S. Wander .... executive producer
Gail Yasunaga .... associate producer
Original Music by
Craig Safan 
Cinematography by
Joseph Montgomery  (as Joe Montgomery)
Film Editing by
Gail Yasunaga 
Casting by
Chris Gray  (as Christopher Grey)
Production Design by
Patti Podesta 
Set Decoration by
Heather Gulko 
Costume Design by
Maral Kalinian 
Makeup Department
Debra-Lee Davidson .... makeup department head
Marlene Davidson .... assistant hair stylist
Marlene Davidson .... assistant makeup artist
Anny Kim .... assistant hair stylist
Anny Kim .... assistant makeup artist
Julie Pearce .... key hair stylist
Production Management
Eileen Fields .... production supervisor
Harvey Greenberg .... post-production supervisor
Susan Shapiro .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jodi Ehrlich .... first assistant director
Rebecca Levinson .... second assistant director
Chesha Ventre .... second second assistant director
Alexander Yurchikov .... second second assistant director
Art Department
Alexander Atwood .... swing
Danielle Berman .... production buyer
Eric Blumberg .... carpenter
Sean Fallon .... property master
Daniel Flahiff .... carpenter
Santi Hito .... on-set dresser
Richard Huggard .... art department coordinator
Dan Knapp .... construction coordinator
Eduardo Madrigal .... swing (as Lalo Madrigal)
T. Kelly Mason .... carpenter
Chip Nerwegh .... lead man (as Chip Herwegh)
Jennifer Pack .... swing
Catherine Sullivan .... art department assistant
Sound Department
Curtis Choy .... production sound mixer
Julien Cook .... adr recordist
Mark Fay .... boom operator (as Mark W. Fay)
Mike Gitman .... sound re-recording mixer
Brad Hagen .... sound re-recording mixer
Greg Louden .... foley artist
Greg Mauer .... adr recordist
Greg Mauer .... foley mixer
Greg Mauer .... foley recordist
Bruce Murphy .... dialogue editor
Edward Oleschak .... supervising sound editor
Rick Owens .... foley artist
Richard Poppenberg .... sound effects editor
Daniel Voltz .... sound supervisor
Kerri Wilson .... adr editor
Visual Effects by
Dan Winthrop .... opticals
Lisa Cain .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Sebastian Amiri .... electrician
Allen Barnwell .... electrician
Todd Barron .... first assistant camera
Chris Brow .... dolly grip (as Christopher Brow)
Anthony Cady .... grip
Sheryll Coulon .... still photographer
Derek Dale .... first assistant camera
David Durner .... electrician
Steve Gainer .... director of photography: second unit
Don Goldhammer .... camera intern
Aaron Goodstein .... clapper loader
Peter Gregg .... best boy electric
Timothy Hedgecock .... electrician (as Tim Hedgecock)
Courtney G. Jones .... key grip (as Courtney Jones)
W. Ted Mayer .... grip (as Ted Mayer)
Omar Menijavar .... electrician
Donovan Milcoch .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Jeff Miller .... best boy grip (as Jeffrey J. Miller)
Damon Montgomery .... second assistant camera
Kevin P. Patterson .... electrician (as Kevin Patterson)
Ryan Patterson .... electrician
Brendon Phillips .... gaffer
Shereen Saleh .... first assistant camera
Casting Department
Shane Barach .... extras casting
David V. Cobert .... extras casting coordinator
Chris Gray .... principal casting
Editorial Department
Raymond Akopyan .... electronic negative conforming
Lachelle Arruda .... electronic negative conforming
Patrick Bocks .... electronic negative conforming
Syd Cole .... electronic negative conforming
John Dobrich .... electronic negative conforming
John Dunn .... telecine operator
Bob Fredrickson .... color timer (as Bob Frederickson)
Rubén García .... electronic negative conforming (as Ruben Garcia)
Donald Joh .... assistant editor (as Don Joh)
Brian Kibbie .... electronic negative conforming
Edmond Madatyan .... electronic negative conforming
Grayr Madatyan .... electronic negative conforming
Edvin Megrabyan .... electronic negative conforming (as Edvin Mehrabyan)
Noel Nalbantian .... electronic negative conforming
Yoon Sin Park .... electronic negative conforming (as Yoonsin Park)
Gigi Rivkin .... apprentice editor
Alton Spencer .... electronic negative conforming
Location Management
Nathan Matheny .... location manager (as Nathan J. Matheny)
Taman McCall .... location manager
Randal Pastor .... assistant location manager
Music Department
Michael Baber .... music editor
Larry Groupé .... composer: additional music
Kim Naves .... music editor
Ren Stewart .... music editor (as Jennifer Blank)
Transportation Department
Al Burton .... transportation captain
Darrell Dubovsky .... driver
Ken Kaplan .... transportation coordinator
Other crew
Derek Anderson .... production assistant
Patrick Besha .... production assistant
Tiffany Breuvart .... production assistant
Kevin Briles .... craft service
Julie Brunner .... scheduler
Gina Carollo .... accountant
Gisela Dahl .... assistant: Lambert
Kathleen Dempsey .... office manager: Cineville
Michael Donner .... post-production accountant
Mark Everson .... assistant: Jacobus Rose
Mark Hirnickel .... stand-in
Charleen King .... production assistant
Anthony T. Lipari .... production assistant (as Anthony Lipari)
William L. Martin .... production assistant
G. Tracey Mathes .... production coordinator
Graciela Polido .... assistant: Susan Shapiro
Jeff W. Rios .... craft service (as Jeff 'Ryder' Padula)
Karen Roberts .... production accountant
Shaun Roberts .... production assistant
Rebecca Robertson .... script supervisor
B.I. Rosen .... production staff
Brie San Martino .... assistant post-production accountant
Hillary Schwartz .... production assistant
Dona Williams .... production accountant
Dan Winthrop .... titles: designer/director
Stanley Yung .... production coordinator
Alexander Yurchikov .... production assistant

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Rated PG-13 for some sex-related material
Argentina:94 min | France:90 min

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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
These kids sure know a lot about sex for fifth graders, 31 August 2003
Author: mayobrown-1 from Phoenix, Arizona

Splitsville used to come on t.v. all the time and interested me because the movie was rated PG-13.The film is kind of childish and corny because the plot to the movie is about a bunch of kids trying to get their parents divorced. So the children start a club for all the kids whose parents are divorced, and soon after begin to fight and bicker with the kids whose parents are married.

The main thing that surprised me was that these kids are in the fifth grade and are having long explicit scenes of sexual dialogue.This shocked me because Splitsville is a kids movie, and these FIFTH GRADERS are having adult conversations at their lunch table. I quote from one of the fifth graders in the movie:"It's some sort of seed right,that comes out of your nuts," what the hell is dialogue like that doing in this sort of movie.So by the end of the film you will probably understand where they get the PG-13 rating from.

Another thing that gives this movie a bonus is that the kid who plays Ernie is actor Shaun Flemming who stars in the new hit movie Jeepers Creepers 2, I think the kid is talented, I mean for his age he is only 15 years old and was actually the only funny kid in Splitsville.Besides Shaun Flemming starring in Splitsville, actress Loretta Devine(Urban Legend) has a small role as the school principal, and I enjoyed her performance.

All in all a funny at times, kid's movie. My rating:4/10 Rated PG-13 for sex related material and sexual dialogue involving adolescents.

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