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Writers:
Mark A. Altman (writer) &
Robert Meyer Burnett (writer)
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Release Date:
4 June 1999 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
The Shat hits the fan See more »
Plot:
Two less than successful film producers, approaching mid-life crisis and clinging to their nerdy sci-fi obsessions, suddenly meet their idol: William Shatner. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
4 wins & 1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
Surprisingly good and satisfying! See more (101 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Eric McCormack ... Mark

Carl Bressler ... Mort Berg
Ethan Glazer ... Young Mark
Phyllis Franklin ... Ticket Taker

Brandon Kleyla ... Young Kevin

Thomas Hobson ... Richard
Marilyn Kentz ... Gail - Mark's Mom
Spencer Klein ... Young Robert

Mickey Cassidy ... Bully
Rafer Weigel ... Robert

Jennifer Sommerfeld ... Tricia (as Jennifer Sommerfield)
Tricia Cruz ... Mexican Waitress (as Letricia Cruz)
Annika Brindley ... Astrid

William Shatner ... Bill
Michael Altman ... Eden Waiter

Jonathan Slavin ... Dan

Phil LaMarr ... Eric
Spencer 'J.J.' Bates ... Toys R' Us Kid
E.C. Burke ... Eden Manager (as Eric Burke)

Patrick Van Horn ... Sean

Lori Lively ... Leila

Mandy Ingber ... Munchkin Beth
Diane Guthman ... Bistro Waitress

Ellie Cornell ... Suzanne Crawford
Dick Burnett ... Dick - The Bartender

Diana Cignoni ... Illa
Sharon Leibowitz ... Sharon
Audie England ... Claire

Andrea Evers ... Cartoonsville Waitress
Austin Bates ... Cartoonsville Boy
Mirta Bates ... Cartoonsville Mom
Stacy Rosman ... Beach Babe Bimbo

Daniel Schweiger ... Schweiger
Dave Parker ... Parker

Shawn Pelofsky ... Jerry's Waitress

David Starzyk ... Brian
Keira De Anda ... Menage Girl
Mark A. Altman ... Cousin Ira (as Mark Altman)
The Rated R ... Rated R
Mark Gottwald ... Groover
Michelle Meyer ... Outraged Patroness

Deborah Van Valkenburgh ... Marlena (as Deborah Van Valkenberg)
Meika Cooper ... Café Hostess

Joey D. Vieira ... Hal Pittman
Harry Werksman ... Harry
Gabrielle G. Stanton ... Gabrielle (as Gabrielle Stanton)

Holly Gagnier ... Laura Hafermann
Randy Callahan ... George

Alan Spencer ... Obsessed Fan

Daren Dochterman ... Tiberius
Natalie Joy ... Space Age Waitress
Dan Madsen ... Alexander
John Baker ... Rated's Back-Up Singer
Frank Parker ... Jamaican Singer (also as Frankie Culture)

Freddie Rhone ... Rated's Posse
Lionel Randolph ... Rated's Posse
Lawrence Perteet ... Rated's Posse
Keith Lawson ... Rated's Posse
Orlando Myrick ... Rated's Posse (also as Dulow)
Lamont Kelly ... Rated's Posse (also as Mont'e)
Rodey McKnight ... Rated's Posse
Lashunda Williams ... Rated's Posse
John John ... Rated's Posse (also as Hit 'Em)
Jag ... Rated's Posse (as Jag and Dreamer)
Dreamer ... Rated's Posse (as Jag and Dreamer)
Tia ... Rated's Posse
Deandre Tadlock ... Rated's Posse
Norman Tadlock ... Rated's Posse
Blue ... Rated's Posse
Russell Young ... Andrew
Tyler Binkley ... Curly Blonde Kid
Michael Everett Anderson ... Young Movie Robert
Jeff Bond ... Additional Voices (voice)

Lukas Kendall ... Additional Voices (voice)
Steven Melching ... Additional Voices (voice) (as Steve Melching)
Melissa Pokorski ... Additional Voices (voice)
Paul Salamoff ... Additional Voices (voice)
Brooke Vimtrup ... Additional Voices (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
David de Vos ... Bar Patron (uncredited)

Chase Masterson ... Herself (uncredited)

Directed by
Robert Meyer Burnett 
 
Writing credits
Mark A. Altman (writer) &
Robert Meyer Burnett (writer)

Produced by
Mark A. Altman .... producer
Dan Bates .... producer
Ellie Cornell .... executive producer (as Ellie Gottwald)
Mark Gottwald .... executive producer
Allan Kaufman .... producer
Ron Singer .... line producer
 
Original Music by
Scott Spock 
 
Cinematography by
Charles L. Barbee 
 
Film Editing by
Robert Meyer Burnett 
 
Casting by
Linda Francis 
 
Production Design by
Cynthia Halligan 
 
Art Direction by
Brent Mason 
 
Set Decoration by
Laurel Hitchin 
 
Costume Design by
Ann Gray Lambert  (as Ann Lambert)
 
Makeup Department
Lily Girning .... hair assistant
Lily Girning .... makeup assistant
Darlene Lawrence .... hair stylist: William Shatner
Amanda Llewellyn .... hair stylist
Amanda Llewellyn .... makeup artist
Michele Lewis .... assistant makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Cynthia Huffman .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Randy Callahan .... second assistant director
James Grayford .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Michael Bowen .... swing gang
Devin Clark .... swing gang (as Devon Clark)
Sean Fanning .... graphic designer
Larry Grossman .... property master
Trevor Moynihan .... art department assistant
 
Sound Department
Robert Backus .... boom operator
John Baker .... dialog editor
Alex Blatt .... foley artist
John Bogosian .... sound effects editor
Keith Burhans .... dialogue editor (as Keith Burhan)
James H. Coburn IV .... production sound mixer (as James Harrison Coburn IV)
Jeremy Hoenack .... sound re-recording mixer
Janet McCabe .... foley artist
Chris Roy .... foley artist
Jeff Sawyer .... sound consultant: Dolby
Jussi Tegelman .... supervising sound editor
Galen Walker .... dialogue conforming editor
Art Wood .... adr recordist
Jussi Tegelman .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Mike Chisman .... special effects assistant
George Phillips .... special effects coordinator
 
Visual Effects by
Christopher Dusendschon .... in-show optical process and effects compositor: THDX (uncredited)
Christopher Dusendschon .... optical element Hazeltine colorist: THDX (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Mickey Cassidy .... stunts
Mark De Alessandro .... stunts (as Mark DeAllassandro)
Jim Hardy .... stunts
Will Leong .... stunts
Lisa McCullough .... stunts
Gary Morgan .... stunts
Sam Sargent .... stunts
Tim Sargent .... stunts
Charles A. Tam .... stunt coordinator (as Chuck Tam)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Dave Bone .... grip (as David Bone)
Craig Delaney .... key grip
Jon Delaney .... grip
Manny Duran .... grip
Anthony Gregory .... electrician
Jay Holben .... chief lighting technician
Harry Hope .... grip
Jeffrey G. Hunt .... steadicam operator (as Jeffrey Hunt)
Ryan S. Jackson .... assistant camera (as Ryan Jackson)
Craig Lerner .... electrician
Luke Louderback .... electrician (as Luke Lauderbach)
Dave May .... camera operator: second unit
Rob McPeters .... best boy grip
Tom Muscatine .... clapper loader
Kjell Nilsson .... rigging grip
Jeff O'Cello .... electrician
Al Ortega .... still photographer (as Albert Ortega Jr.)
Jeff Rane .... assistant still photographer
Darryl Rue .... grip
Peter Shultz .... electrician (as Peter Schultz)
Aaron Steffens .... best boy electric
Tony Thomas .... dolly grip (as Tony 'T-Bone' Thomas)
Tom Van Otteren .... jib operator
Sean Weber-Small .... second assistant camera
Tom Muscatine .... assistant camera: "b" camera (uncredited)
 
Animation Department
Scott Christian Sava .... animator: title animation (as Scott Sava)
 
Casting Department
Meg Bloom .... casting consultant
Sara Neshat .... extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Clare MacCarley .... wardrobe supervisor
Michelle Meyer .... wardrobe assistant
Heather Small .... wardrobe assistant
 
Editorial Department
Matt Mischel .... negative cutter
J.F. Kinyon .... additional post-production services (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Spring Aspers .... music supervisor
Allan Kaufman .... music supervisor
 
Transportation Department
Tim Best .... driver
Rocky Croquette .... transportation captain (as Rocky Choquette)
'Buffalo Bill' Freeman .... transportation coordinator
Roger Greer .... driver: honeywagon
Gary Nielsen .... driver (as Gary Neilson)
 
Other crew
John Arbogast .... park ranger
Rudy Arellanes .... set security coordinator
Glenn Arnold .... consultant
Rafael Aumente .... title sequence (as Rafa Aumente)
Carolyn Ceglia .... caterer
Jan Citron .... teacher
Hernan Drago .... production assistant
Andrew R. Gardiner .... location assistant (as Andrew Gardiner)
Tony Giron .... production assistant
David Graf .... fire safety officer
Kim Marie Hayes .... production coordinator
Anna Hurtado .... craft service
Craig Hyland .... technical complicity
Steven Johnson .... insurance
Dan Katzman .... production consultant
Brandon Krisch .... production intern
Jeremy Levy .... park ranger
Jessica Claire Mandlebaum .... talent coordinator: youth
Brian McGhie .... caterer
Pablo Ortiz .... set security
Samantha Pearson .... stand-in
Jonathan Persky .... location manager
Javier Pimentel .... park ranger
Pegeen Quinn .... location assistant
Carlos Rodriguez .... key production assistant
Kip Rolfe .... set security
Steve Salters .... production assistant
Michael Schraner .... police officer
Mike Scolaro .... park ranger
Will Smith .... production assistant
Ryan Tower .... utility stand-in
Erneston Ybara .... park ranger
Joshua Zeller .... post production intern
Tracy Zigler .... script supervisor
 
Thanks
Victoria Adrian .... grateful acknowledgment: International Promotions
Maria Alonte .... special thanks
Greg Aronowitz .... grateful acknowledgment
Suzanne Bennett .... thanks
Paul Colichman .... special thanks
Gene L. Coon .... acknowledgement: the forgotten Gene
Tony Curtis .... grateful acknowledgment
Lorenzo di Bonaventura .... special thanks
Diane Eisenberg .... grateful acknowledgment
Danny Elu .... grateful acknowlegement: Upp Entertainment (as Dan Elu)
Randolf S. Mendelsohn Esq. .... special thanks (as Randolph S. Mendelshon)
Jenny Grimm .... grateful acknowledgment: International Promotions
Laura Hafermann .... grateful acknowledgment
Mark Harris .... special thanks
Rebecca Isserson .... dedicatee
David Judaken .... grateful acknowlegement: Garden of Eden
Stephen King .... grateful acknowledgment
John Lambert .... special thanks
Fran MacCarley .... special thanks
John MacCarley .... special thanks
Melissa Madden .... grateful acknowledgment: Kiss
Chase Masterson .... special thanks
Doc McGhee .... grateful acknowledgment: Kiss
Nigel Pearson .... special thanks
Barbara Rich .... grateful acknowlegement: DC Comics
Stephanie Riggs .... special thanks
Gene Roddenberry .... special thanks
Chip Rosetti .... grateful acknowledgment
Carole Salkind .... special thanks
Morton Salkind .... special thanks
Gene Simmons .... special thanks
Gary Simon .... grateful acknowlegement: Warner Brothers
Chuck Speed .... special thanks
Alan Spencer .... special thanks
David Stern .... grateful acknowledgment: Universisal Studios
Carl Stubner .... special thanks
Linda Swick .... grateful acknowledgment: International Promotions
Dan Vebber .... grateful acknowledgment
Cynthia Von Suhr .... grateful acknowledgment
Jolie Von Suhr .... grateful acknowledgment
Mary Wagstaff .... special thanks
Chris Walker .... grateful acknowlegement: Pioneer Electronics
Eric Wallace .... grateful acknowledgment
Selesa Webster .... grateful acknowlegement: Photoflex
Kim Wilkenson .... grateful acknowledgment: Burt Lancaster Trust
David Willis .... special thanks
 

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Additional Details

MPAA:
Rated R for sexuality and language
Runtime:
113 min | 121 min (extended version)
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Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Further, the credit "The Artist Formerly Known as Shatner" is a jibe at singer Prince, who for a period of time was known as "The Artist Formerly Known as Prince" due to a conflict with his record company. Shatner's attempt at rapping Shakespeare in the movie includes many Prince song references.See more »
Goofs:
Incorrectly regarded as goofs: Suzanne asks for a 5-letter Star Wars planet, as a clue in a crossword. They answer Endor, which is mistakenly thought of as an error. However, Endor is the name of the planet. What is typically referred to as "Endor" is actually the forest moon of Endor. Several characters in Return of the Jedi do say "Forest moon of Endor."See more »
Quotes:
Dan:Maybe she's like Catherine Tremell in "Basic Instinct", you know? One day she's just going to plunge an ice pick into his nose.
Mark:He'd probably enjoy that. Killed by a naked blonde who doesn't wear underwear to the strains of a Jerry Goldsmith score. Come to think of it, I'd sort of dig that myself.
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Soundtrack:
Strip Me BareSee more »

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11 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
Surprisingly good and satisfying!, 15 November 2002
Author: Brother Kneumsi from Tustin, California

When this movie was in theaters I thought I might watch it because I was a Star Trek Fan, but decided not to put much effort into it because it appeared to be about lonely geeks obsessed with Sci-Fi.

I was wrong.

Free Enterprise is a remarkably funny film featuring interesting, respectable characters who are professionals, AND love Star Trek.

This movie is for all those guys out there who have girlfriends, who don't dress as Mister Spock, or live in their parents' basement amid tons of old comic books, but are still Star Trek fans.

But fans aside, this is a really well crafted comedy. It's not for kids, but just about anyone else will be able to find something to like in it. It's a very atypical screwball comedy with a lot of intelligence within it.

Whether you're a Sci-Fi fan or a Sci-Fi detractor, it makes no difference. This is a smart, funny film with something to love. Give it a shot.

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