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Clea DuVall ... Cally

Daryl Hannah ... Sabine

Tomas Arana ... Wade

Eric Roberts ... Jacob

Richard Hillman ... Graham
Eric Yetter ... Dylan
Robert Hass ... Poet

John Doe ... Teacher
Sheila Tousey ... Martha

Irene Bedard ... Ruby

James Burnett ... Tailor

David Graham ... Trip
Alan Gelfant ... Wolf

David Wike ... Gahad
Scott Benton ... Oliver
Alex Benton ... Oliver
Justin Vue ... Bear

Carmen Nicole Tonarelli ... Girl at Cafe (as Carmen Houtrow)
John Robb ... Coulter

Johanna Mattox ... Julie

Heather Mathieson ... Teacher's Wife
Blues Traveler ... Themselves
Zoe Bijl ... Young Cally
Sandra Dierks ... Woman at Olema
Pamela Jane Lewis ... Woman at Olema
Sasha Anthome ... Commune Dinner

Camille Waldorf ... Commune Dinner
Cally Graham ... Commune Dinner
Sandro Meallet ... Commune Dinner
Jared A. Yetter ... Commune Dinner
Kimberly A. Schwing ... Commune Dinner
Kayle Bliss ... Commune Dinner
Jeremy McGowan ... Commune Dinner
R. Luchsinger ... Poker Player
Larry Moyer ... Poker Player
Beat Bossart ... Poker Player
Elizabeth Alban ... Poker Player
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

David Fine ... Bolinas Roofer (uncredited)

Jude S. Walko ... Blues Traveler Fan (uncredited)

Directed by
Melissa Painter 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Melissa Painter  writer

Produced by
Timothy Bird .... producer
Thomas Garvin .... producer
Daryl Hannah .... executive producer
Sheila Jaffe .... associate producer
Zachary Matz .... producer
Christine Vachon .... executive producer
Original Music by
Sam Bisbee 
Cinematography by
Paul Ryan 
Film Editing by
Brent White 
Casting by
Sheila Jaffe 
Georgianne Walken 
Production Design by
Andrea Soeiro 
Art Direction by
Nathalie Diericks 
Set Decoration by
Dean Zingus 
Costume Design by
Chris Aysta 
Makeup Department
Annice Jacobi .... hair stylist
Annice Jacobi .... makeup artist
Production Management
Debbie Brubaker .... unit production manager
Natalie Samanon .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Brian Benson .... first assistant director
Christopher James Hall .... second assistant director
Dirk Magwitz .... second second assistant director
Art Department
Bret Lama .... property master
Ivan Siebel .... lead man
Sound Department
Fred Chu .... sound production assistant
Bob Gitzen .... production sound mixer
Eric Justen .... re-recording mixer
Heather Leavitt .... adr supervisor
Mark A. Rozett .... re-recording mixer
Jussi Tegelman .... sound effects editor
Jeff Scott .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Andrea 'Roo' Ruane Krout .... grip (as Andi Ruane)
Casey Alicino .... grip
Arthur Aravena .... gaffer
Karen Jine .... grip
Lorna Leslie .... assistant camera
Chris Lindsay .... best boy grip
Jason Predock .... best boy electric
Sean Prichard .... key grip
Peter Burgess Smith .... electrician
Marc Wall .... dolly grip
Editorial Department
Chris Regan .... color timer
Location Management
Ynze Bijl .... assistant location manager
Thomas M. Harrigan .... location manager
Richard Marks .... assistant location manager
Michael White .... assistant location manager
Transportation Department
John Cesari .... picture car coordinator
Glenn Mack .... transportation coordinator
Mark-Oliver-Tlo .... picture car coordinator (as Mark Oliver)
Gary W. Moody .... driver
Paris Moore .... talent driver
Other crew
Saundra Marie Ardito .... production accountant
Brian Bartlett .... production staff
Terran Benveniste .... production assistant
Bundy Chanock .... set medic
Andrea Devaux .... script supervisor
Rebecca MacDonald .... production coordinator
Michael Mandaville .... production bonding: Motion Picture Bond Company
Jennifer Schmidt .... assistant production coordinator
Vanessa Tolino .... craft service

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Rated R for some language and sexuality
93 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

The book of poems from which Sabine reads was actually written by Robert Hass, who plays the part of the poet. Later, when Cally is in the bookstore, both that book and his earlier volume of poems are seen on the shelf.See more »
Continuity: When Cally first visits Sabine, she is carrying Sabine's diary and a white box of chocolates. Cally put the chocolates on the poet's bedside table as she introduces herself to him. She also returns Sabine's diary to her, and does not get it back again. However, later on in the film we see Cally standing outside the poet's house, and she is once again carrying Sabine's diary and the box of chocolates.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Searching for Debra Winger (2002)See more »


Chapter Headings, an unofficial version:
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Beautiful film, 12 May 2016
Author: NateWatchesCoolMovies from Canada

Wildflowers is a film that examines the aftermath of 1960's counterculture and the hippie movement. The free love sentiment produced many children who were raised unconventionally, and in some cases outright abandoned by their flower power parents. Cally (Clea Duvall) is one such girl, a wild tomboy who lives with her sometimes employed father ( Tomas Arana), and spends her days cavorting around with adolescents in similar situations. It's rare that Duvall gets a starring role, and she's absolutely wonderful here, steering Cally along with longing, resentment and just a bit of touching 'lost girl' emotion. She's an actress who needs to be cast in more stuff to showcase her talent, and not just thrown into lesbian roles because she identifies as such (grrr!). She steals the show and proves what a magnetic presence she is. Cally never knew her mother, and hope arises with the arrival of mysterious Sabine (Daryl Hannah) a woman old enough to be her mother and seemingly connected to her somehow. Sabine is a free spirit with a turbulent mindset, a result of the fragmented lives that people led back in that time period, often leading to wayward souls with no sedimentary existence to slide into after the show finishes and they realize they aren't as young as they used to be. Cally's story plays out beautifully, a girl just coming into her own and realizing who she is, via experimentation and intuition. She meets a drug dealer named Jacob, played by Eric Roberts. He's the friendly drug dealer, a cinematic archetype often sought after by filmmakers. Roberts could play an evil dictator and still come off like Prince Charming, he's just that likable, and as such is perfect for the role, a kindly rapscallion with lessons and advice for Cally which don't quite play out as one might think. In the end, it's Duvall's show, one of the only lead roles she has that is even out there to hunt down, such is the rarity of many films in her career. It's filled with terrific scenery, a whimsical yet real world aura and performances of emotional truth. Worth tracking down for Clea's fans (I'm proudly a die hard) and a delight for the casual viewer.

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