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Joe Gayton (writer)
Jane, an HIV-positive heroin addict, meets Tony, a young AIDS victim with no family, and the two form a bond. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Samantha Mathis ... Jane

Barbara Pilavin ... Old Woman Patient

Kimberly Scott ... Dr. Gordon

Joseph Gordon-Levitt ... Tony

Derek Webster ... Darryl

Nicki Micheaux ... Martielle

Phil Fondacaro ... Bob
Russell Gray ... Silhouette

Mary Woronov ... Sales Lady
Rex Ryan ... Clemenzo

Bud Cort ... Dr. Geiler

Daniel Roebuck ... Kellygreen

Gary Bullock ... Figure

William McNamara ... Stan Bleeker
Milton Quon ... Korean Clerk
Michelle Johnston ... Alice
Jodi Ross ... Reporter #1

Bonnie Aarons ... Waitress
Lucia Vincent ... Reporter #2

Michael Albala ... John
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Larry Holden ... John (uncredited)

Directed by
Joe Gayton 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Joe Gayton  writer

Produced by
W.K. Border .... producer
Clark Hunter .... producer
Michael Leahy .... executive producer
Joel Soisson .... executive producer
Original Music by
Walter Werzowa 
Cinematography by
Greg Littlewood 
Film Editing by
Jennifer Lane 
Casting by
Mark Tillman 
Production Design by
Clark Hunter 
Art Direction by
Max Biscoe 
Costume Design by
Merrie Lawson 
Makeup Department
Amanda Carroll .... key makeup artist
Tracy Deatrik .... assistant hair stylist
Tracy Deatrik .... makeup assistant
Debra L. Ferullo .... hair department head (as Debra Ferullo)
Sabrina B. Paul .... makeup assistant
Production Management
Jennifer Lane .... post-production supervisor
Ron Schmidt .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Joshua Butler .... second unit director
Ted Deitz .... second second assistant director
Barclay DeVeau .... assistant director: second unit
Tony Mariani .... assistant director
Patrick Marsh .... second assistant director
Art Department
Jacob Alsbrook .... lead man
Joe Arnold .... property master
Ron Evon .... on-set dresser
Traci Kirshbaum .... set director
Charles Righetti .... swing (as Chuck Righetti)
Sound Department
Ken Ahern .... boom operator
Eric Behrend .... sound re-recording mixer
O.B. Bezirgenian .... foley recordist
Cary Butler .... adr recordist
Don Gooch .... sound effects editor
Matt Gruber .... sound re-recording mixer
Clifford 'Kip' Gynn .... production sound mixer
Michael Kreple .... adr recordist
Darrin E. Lile .... adr editor (as Darren Lile)
Tommy Lockett .... dialog editor
Paul Ratajczak .... sound supervisor
Gretchen Thoma .... foley walker
Chuck Borden .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Kelly Baldwin .... best girl grip
Kelly Baldwin .... still photographer
Steve Belsky .... gaffer
Kevin Celi .... assistant camera: second unit
Francis dela Torre .... director of photography: second unit
Chad Ferrin .... camera: trainee
Nathan Greiss .... assistant camera: second unit
Eric Haase .... assistant camera: second unit
Russ Mathews .... electrician
Keith Ogier .... first assistant camera
Ben Ormand .... grip
Paquita Parks .... camera loader
Paul Schmidt .... key grip
Ron Cosmo Vecchiarelli .... gaffer (as Ronald Cosmo Vecchiarelli)
Anthony Vietro .... grip
Brian Webster .... second assistant camera
Chad Wilson .... Steadicam operator
Casting Department
Portia Scott .... casting assistant (as Portia Scott-Hicks)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Lisa Dyehouse .... wardrobe supervisor
Roemehl Hawkins .... wardrobe assistant
Jacquee Leahy .... wardrobe assistant
Music Department
Melanie Miller .... music supervisor
Transportation Department
P. Gerald Knight .... transportation coordinator
Other crew
Mike Alberty .... script assistant
James Asher .... production assistant
Norman Bentley .... production coordinator
Beth Blanks .... craft service
Jacqueline Butryn .... location scout
Jennifer Conroy .... production assistant
Simone De Camargo .... production accountant
Dana Knishinsky Feffer .... assistant to producers
Leigh French .... adr group coordinator
Jennifer Getzinger .... production coordinator
John Grant .... location manager
Neil Henderson .... production assistant
Jeffrey Hornaday .... choreographer
Jason J. Lewis .... set production assistant (as Jason Lewis)
Edward Mazurek .... location scout
Herbert L. McGurk .... post-audio supervisor
Jason Mundy .... production assistant
Michael Paolillo .... assistant location manager
Jason Redmond .... set production assistant
Claudia Soisson .... assistant production accountant

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Tony:[about going back to the hospital] I'm gonna die in there! Don't make die in there! I want to die with you!
Jane:What? C'mon why? Huh? Why?
Tony:'Cause I love you.
Jane:You don't even know me. How can you love me?
Tony:I don't know. I love you.
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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Subtly wonderful..., 14 September 2000
Author: corky-27 from United States

Tackling the AIDS issue on film is no longer something new or novel. In fact, many independent films of the 90's have tried, in varying degrees of success, to hone in on the horrific and mysterious ramifications of this terrible disease. Sweet Jane, which inexplicably has just now been made available on cable TV, is one of the winners. Perhaps realizing the limited appeal of this heartrending genre, director Joe Gayton goes for broke, but certainly not in an over-the-top fashion. He gamely depicts the desperate world of junkies, prostitutes and have-nots, but finds time to flesh out the human element in all of the moral decay. He occasionally inserts an otherworldly feel to the more sordid proceedings, effectively producing a counter-element to the more mundane (yet essential) exposition. Samantha Mathis and Joseph Gordon-Levitt are simply wonderful as the mutually put-upon protagonists of this subtly powerful film. Mathis realizes the potential that we saw in "Pump up the Volume" a few years back, and Gordon-Levitt exhibits surprisingly mature chops for such a young actor. 4 and a half (out of 5) on the Corkymeter.

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