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Writer (WGA):
Eleanor Gaver (written by)
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Plot:
Black comedy about an obsessive street graffiti artist, who falls obsessively in love with a frustrated artist he meets... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Fairuza Balk ... Mona

Noah Taylor ... Jeff

Téa Leoni ... Landeene

Patrick Dempsey ... The Stranger

Debi Mazar ... Rosie

Jeffrey Jones ... Minister Pete

James Le Gros ... D.J. (as James LeGros)

Udo Kier ... Rocky

Caroline Aaron ... Venessa

K. Todd Freeman ... Stan / Suzie
Richard Gayler ... Desk Sergeant

Tracy Vilar ... Shirley
Madena Bennett ... Bouncer
Bill Cusack ... Cop #1 (as Billy Cusack)
Scott Burkholder ... Cop #2

Christopher Grove ... Cop at Pet Store (as Chris Grove)
Josephine Messer ... Little Girl
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Joseph Benjamin Stewart ... Sex Club Extra (uncredited)

Directed by
Eleanor Gaver 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Eleanor Gaver (written by) (as Eleanor E. Gaver)

Produced by
Jay Firestone .... executive producer
H. Michael Heuser .... executive producer
Téa Leoni .... executive producer
Terence Michael .... producer
 
Original Music by
Smokey Hormel  (as Gregory 'Smokey' Hormel)
Joey Waronker 
 
Cinematography by
Pascal Lebègue 
 
Film Editing by
Barbara Gies 
 
Production Design by
Susan Block 
 
Art Direction by
Lucio Seixas 
 
Set Decoration by
Anuradha Mehta  (as Radha Mehta)
 
Costume Design by
Victoria Farrell 
 
Makeup Department
Manuel J. Benevides .... key hair stylist
Amanda Llewellyn .... additional assistant makeup artist
Leah Rial .... key makeup artist
Leah Rial .... makeup department head
Lori Rozman .... assistant makeup artist
Karen Toole-Rentrop .... additional makeup artist (as Karen D. Toole)
Teresa Vest .... additional assistant makeup artist
 
Production Management
Patty Long .... production manager
Lisa Rodgers .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Kurt Knutzen .... second second assistant director
Mark Anthony Little .... first assistant director
Joyce North .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Mark Boucher .... scenic artist
Vince Brown .... swing
Ari Caruso .... art intern
Alyssa Coppelman .... swing
Jason Fitzgerald .... swing
Jeffrey M. O'Brien .... property master
Nathan Ogilvie .... assistant art director
Debra Sugarman .... on-set dresser
Nathaniel Walters .... leadman
Keith Wood .... assistant property master
Steven Woolworth .... swing
 
Sound Department
Dorian Cheah .... sound effects editor
Benjamin L. Cook .... sound effects editor (as Ben Cook)
Louis Creveling .... dialogue editor
Jed M. Dodge .... dialogue editor (as Jed Dodge)
Tim Drury .... boom operator
Mary Erstad .... foley mixer
Alan Freedman .... adr mixer
Danielle Ghent .... adr supervisor (as Danielle Fiorello)
Kurt Godel .... transfer engineer
Dean Hovey .... sound effects editor
Frederick Howard .... sound designer
Frederick Howard .... supervising sound editor
Steve Infield .... transfer engineer
Craig Jurkiewicz .... foley editor
Ossama Khuluki .... foley artist
David Mann .... foley editor
Diane Marshall .... foley artist (as Dianne Marshall)
Yuri Reese .... foley mixer
John Ross .... sound re-recording mixer
Steve Scoville .... dialogue editor
Mathew Waters .... sound re-recording mixer
Ed White .... production sound mixer
James Wright .... sound consultant: Dolby (as Jim Wright)
 
Special Effects by
Bob Wasson .... prosthetics, physical effects
 
Visual Effects by
Bruce Cardozo .... optical supervisor
Alex Frisch .... visual effects artist
Chad Goei .... digital animator
Jamison Scott Goei .... visual effects supervisor (as Jamison Goei)
Neysa Horsburgh .... visual effects producer
Deborah Irwin .... optical producer
Geoff McAuliffe .... visual effects artist
Scott McNiel .... visual effects assistant
Steven Meyer .... visual effects assistant (as Steve Meyer)
Ernest Miller .... optical camera operator
Sookie Park .... digital animator
Dan Valliere .... optical color timer
 
Stunts
Gary Baxley .... stunt player
Dan Bradley .... stunt player
Eddie Braun .... stunt coordinator
Gabriel Fleming Jr. .... stunt player (as Gabe Fleming)
Chris Howell .... stunt player
John Moio .... stunt player
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Dino R. Alba .... electrician (as Dino Alba)
Sebastian Amiri .... company grip
Jonathon Bradley .... electrician
Shane Buttle .... electrician (as Shane 'Shank' Buttle)
Moses Crawfordstein .... best boy grip
Maurizio Dotto .... camera operator (as Maurizio M. Dotto)
Chad Ellingwood .... electrician
Bernard Fevrier .... gaffer
James Frederick .... best boy
Daniel W. Gonin .... electrician
Lara Hill .... loader
George Jenne .... electrician
Courtney G. Jones .... company grip (as Courtney Jones)
Sara Beth Kochendorfer .... electrician
Kevin Lachoff .... camera intern
Jacob I. Lapin .... company grip (as Jacob Lapin)
Neil MacLean .... company grip
Darren Michaels .... unit still photographer
Sherri Miranda .... second assistant camera
Thierry Pascal .... key grip
Norman Porticella .... camera intern
Marie-Laurie Prost .... first assistant camera
John Seravic .... grip
Joel Unangst .... gaffer: second unit
Mark Weems .... electrician
Troy White .... electrician
 
Casting Department
Debe Waisman .... extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Molly Brick .... costume supervisor
Melissa Lacombe .... costume supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Jo Anne Finan .... conformist
Adam Hussey .... assistant editor
Harry Muller .... color timer
Theresa Repola Mohammed .... negative cutter
 
Music Department
Frederick Howard .... music editor
Kevin Laffey .... music supervisor
Christopher S. Parker .... music coordinator (as Chris Parker)
 
Transportation Department
Baz .... driver
Robert Ford .... driver (as Bobby Ford)
Geno Hart .... transportation coordinator
Gene Hubert .... transportation captain
Kirk Huston .... driver
Kirk Huston .... transportation captain
Michael Keys .... driver
Robert M. Kratz .... driver (as Robert M. Krotz)
Victor Moore .... driver (as Victor A. Moore)
Salvador Navarro .... driver
Adam Pinkstaff .... driver
Abe Strozenberg .... driver
 
Other crew
Michael Barnes .... financial legal services
James Barrett .... set production assistant
Richard Bernagozzi .... script supervisor
John Biondo .... stand-in
Anne Borthwell .... assistant animal wrangler
Donald Bruce .... production accountant
Suzanne Coker .... production assistant
Michael Donner .... post-production accountant
Carolyn Sara Fine .... production intern (as Carolyn Fine)
Sarah Giroux .... set production assistant
David B. Haynes .... production assistant
David B. Haynes .... set production assistant
I.M. Laffing .... assistant: Ms. Reardon
Connie Light .... assistant animal wrangler
Ann Melby .... stand-in
Sam Messer .... title designer
Lisa Patton .... location assistant
R. Scott Poole .... location manager
Wendy Riseborough .... production coordinator
Brie San Martino .... assistant production accountant
Kathryn Segura .... animal wrangler
Gillian Sharp .... production intern
Maria Smith .... location scout
Barbara Spado .... craft service
Lauren Swearingen .... assistant production coordinator
Michael Whitecar .... set production assistant (as Michael Anthony Whitecar)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"There's No Fish Food in Heaven" - USA (original title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for strong sexuality, and for language, violence and a scene of drug use
Runtime:
92 min
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Did You Know?

Quotes:
Rosie:When did you paint this?
Mona:Last night. You know what's weird? The same thing happened downtown today. An angel fell down on top of this lady.
Rosie:Oh god. I hate things like that. Like this one time, this guy brought in his TV to the shop. And the same night, I saw him at the movie theater!
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1 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
A dark romantic comedy that isn't very funny or romantic, 7 May 2000
Author: yankfan-2

Obviously the film is supposed to be a whimsical romantic comedy - with a dark edge to it. Unfortunately, it has some basic flaws. The plot moves along at a fairly slow pace. The main characters are not that interesting. It doesn't really rise above the level of "offbeat" or "quirky". The "story arc" is predictable after awhile. And, most importantly, It just wasn't that romantic, funny, or original.

I rented it (under the title, "Life in the Fast Lane") mainly because Fairuza Balk is in it. I wish she had a better story and script to work with. The film is mediocre at best.

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