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Playing by Heart -- A sexy, romantic comedy about modern couples coming together in funny and unexpected ways.

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Writer (WGA):
Willard Carroll (written by)
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Release Date:
23 April 1999 (Greece) See more »
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Tagline:
If romance is a mystery, there's only one way to figure it out. See more »
Plot:
Eleven articulate people work through affairs of the heart in L.A. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
1 win & 1 nomination See more »
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Positively Charming . . . See more (194 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Angelina Jolie ... Joan

Sean Connery ... Paul

Gena Rowlands ... Hannah

Gillian Anderson ... Meredith

Madeleine Stowe ... Gracie

Ryan Phillippe ... Keenan

Dennis Quaid ... Hugh
Christian Mills ... Phillip

Kellie Waymire ... Jane

April Grace ... Valery

Anthony Edwards ... Roger

Ellen Burstyn ... Mildred

Jay Mohr ... Mark

Tim Halligan ... Cook Show Director

Michael Emerson ... Bosco

Jon Stewart ... Trent

Patricia Clarkson ... Allison
John Patrick White ... Pete

Amanda Peet ... Amber

Joel McCrary ... Drag Bar Bartender (as Joel Mccrary)

Alec Mapa ... Lana
Worthie Meacham ... Drag Queen #2

Michael B. Silver ... Max (as Michael Buchman Silver)

Hal Landon Jr. ... Actor 'Commissioner'
Marc Allen Lewis ... Actor 'Harpagon'
Ron Boussom ... Actor 'Jacques'
Daniel Chodos ... Actor 'Anselme'

Mark Lewis ... Waiter

Jim Abele ... Doctor

Chris Conner ... Harry
Marcus Printup ... Trumpet Player
Larry Antonino ... Bass Player
Tom Chuchvara ... Drummer
Robert English ... Saxophonist
Ryo Okumoto ... Pianist
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Heath Castor ... Club Kid (uncredited)

David Clennon ... Martin (uncredited)

Hilary Duff ... Extra (uncredited)

Nastassja Kinski ... The Lawyer (uncredited)

Matt Malloy ... Desk Clerk (uncredited)

Marilyn Monrovia ... Goth Clubgoer (uncredited)
Louis E. Rosas ... Club Patron (uncredited)

Jeremy Sisto ... Malcolm (uncredited)

Daniel Spink ... Club Kid (uncredited)
Alison Trowe ... Club Bartender (uncredited)

Rainbow Underhill ... Goth Clubgoer (uncredited)

Directed by
Willard Carroll 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Willard Carroll (written by)

Produced by
Kurt Albrecht .... co-producer
Kacy Andrews .... associate producer
Willard Carroll .... producer
Guy East .... executive producer
Paul Feldsher .... executive producer
Meg Liberman .... producer
Nigel Sinclair .... executive producer
Bob Weinstein .... executive producer
Harvey Weinstein .... executive producer
Thomas L. Wilhite .... producer (as Tom Wilhite)
David Witz .... co-executive producer
 
Original Music by
John Barry 
 
Cinematography by
Vilmos Zsigmond (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Pietro Scalia 
 
Casting by
Irene Cagen 
 
Production Design by
Missy Stewart 
 
Art Direction by
Charles Daboub Jr.  (as Charlie Daboub)
 
Set Decoration by
Cindy Carr 
 
Costume Design by
April Ferry 
 
Makeup Department
Jane English .... body makeup artist
Heather Fraker .... makeup artist (as Heather Lee Fraker)
Susan Germaine .... hair department head
Melanie Hughes .... makeup artist
Emanuel Millar .... hair stylist (as Emanuel Manny Millar)
Kim Santantonio .... hair stylist
Janeen Schreyer .... makeup artist: Ms. Jolie
Christina Smith .... makeup department head
 
Production Management
Jeffrey Berk .... production supervisor
Paul Davis .... executive in charge of production: Intermedia Films
Will Evans .... executive in charge of production: Intermedia Films
Kathy Goodman .... executive in charge of production: Intermedia Films
Tim Haslam .... executive in charge of production: Intermedia Films
Jeremy Kramer .... executive in charge of production: Miramax
Angel Pine .... post-production supervisor
David Witz .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Carla Bowen .... second second assistant director
Cas Donovan .... first assistant director
Kelly Kiernan .... second assistant director
Lennie Appelquist .... additional second assistant director (uncredited)
Sheldon Brigman .... additional second assistant director (uncredited)
Mark Hansson .... first assistant director: additional photography (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Douglas Abrahamson .... assistant props
Karen Agresti .... buyer
Tim Aldrich .... laborer (as Tim R. Aldrich)
Oscar Alvarado .... propmaker
Bobby Bednar .... propmaker foreman
Daniel Beebe .... propmaker
Denis Benardello .... paint foreman
Brian Berkel .... propmaker
John Black .... plasterer
Steve Borgese .... greensman
John G. Campbell .... set painter
David T. Cannon .... construction coordinator
Larry A. Cornick .... lead man
Carl Denooyer .... set dresser
Todd Ellis .... property master
Randall C. Engle .... propmaker
Michael Grover Forster .... propmaker
Daniel Frey .... propmaker (as Dan Frey)
Mando Gonzales .... laborer
Michael Gooch .... propmaker
Scott G. Jones .... set dresser (as Scott Jones)
Kristen Kelly .... buyer
Jack Kerner .... set painter
Nancy A. Knight .... set painter
Robert E. Knight .... set painter (as Robert Ellison Knight)
James Lewis Lager .... set painter (as James L. Lager)
Elizabeth Lapp .... assistant art director
Jeffrey A. Leake .... propmaker
Roger Luna .... plasterer
Ramón López .... propmaker (as Ramon Lopez)
Matthew Martin .... construction foreman (as Matt Martin)
Lyle Maves .... plasterer
Joe Merino .... set painter
Peter Mugar .... plasterer
Luigi Mugavero .... gang boss
Paul Mugavero .... set dresser (as Paul Dominick Mugavero)
Patricia Owen .... art department assistant
Mark Poll .... set designer
David Pujol .... hod carrier
David Rodriguez .... set painter
Phillip Ruvalcaba .... labor foreman
Dick Sable .... set painter
Monti Santilli Rainbolt .... assistant property master
Mitch Simmons .... lead paint foreman
Patte Strong-Lord .... set designer (as Patte Strong)
Sean Sult .... set painter
Pedro Vides .... propmaker
Joe B. Villalobos .... welder
Mark Walbaum .... art department assistant
William Warner .... on-set painter
Cheree Welsh .... art department coordinator
Dwain Wilson .... on-set dresser
Tony Wright .... laborer
Jeffrey Zwahlen .... painter gangboss
 
Sound Department
Cesar Aguirre .... utility sound technician
Dana Austin .... adr recordist (as Dana Porter)
Robert Batha .... sound effects editor
Ron Bedrosian .... adr mixer
Mark Berger .... sound re-recording mixer
Kelly Cabral .... supervising sound editor
Patrick Cabral .... foley artist (as Pat Cabral)
Lawrence L. Commans .... second boom operator
Patricia Conaway Lamberti .... foley editor (as Patricia Lamberti)
Nerses Gezalyan .... foley mixer
Hector C. Gika .... sound effects editor (as Hector Gika)
Catherine Harper .... foley artist
Kimaree Long .... dialogue editor
Jennifer L. Mann .... adr supervisor (as Jennifer Mann)
Kelly Oxford .... foley editor
Art Rochester .... sound mixer (as Arthur Rochester)
Scott Sanders .... sound effects designer
Melissa Sherwood Hofmann .... sound re-recording mixer (as Melissa Hofmann)
Katrina Siegmund .... first sound assistant
David Stanke .... digital assistant
Wylie Stateman .... supervising sound editor
Lauren Stephens .... dialogue editor
Roger V. Stevenson .... boom operator
Jon Title .... sound effects editor
Drew Webster .... digital sound mix technician
Paul J. Zydel .... adr mixer (as Paul Zydel)
Chris Fogel .... sound mixing engineer (uncredited)
Kate Lumpkin .... additional utility sound (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
John S. Baker .... special effects
H. Barclay Aaris .... special effects technician (uncredited)
Shane Wood .... special effects lighting (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Grady Cofer .... digital artist: Digiscope
 
Stunts
Dan Bradley .... stunt coordinator
Heather Burton .... stunt double: Meredith
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Gary Brostrom .... key rigging grip (as Gary A. Brostrom)
Chuck Brown .... dolly grip
Charles John Bukey .... key grip
Tom Cantrell .... lamp operator
Robert Clancey .... rigging grip
Bill Cousins .... rigging grip
Richard Crompton .... grip
Thomas A. Curran .... grip
Wayne L. Duncan .... grip
Gábor Forgács .... camera loader (as Gabor N. Forgacs)
Robert Jason .... gaffer (as Robert E. Jason)
Frank R. Jimenez Jr. .... lamp operator (as Frank Rene Jimenez Jr.)
Vincent Mata .... second assistant camera
Daisuke Dice Miyake .... grip (as Daisuke Miyake)
Craig Price .... grip
Christian Rice .... lamp operator
Rod Robertson .... best boy electric
Dennis Seawright .... first assistant camera
Mark R. Shultz .... rigging grip
Peter Sorel .... still photographer
Donald T. Stanford .... lamp operator
Joseph D. Urbanczyk .... camera operator
Joseph D. Urbanczyk .... director of photography: second unit
Philip Todd Velie .... rigging grip
Rodney Veto .... best boy grip
Chuck Weiss .... video assist operator
Paul David Williams .... grip (as Paul D. Williams)
John J. Connor .... director of photography: second unit (uncredited)
Robert Daniel .... studio technical support and services (uncredited)
Adam Glick .... set lighting technician (uncredited)
Ray Patrick .... super technocrane operator (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Sasha Adkinson .... extras casting
Barbara Harris .... adr voice casting
Lee A. Miles .... extras casting (as Lee Miles)
Merri Sugarman .... casting associate
Angela Terry .... casting associate (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Donna Berwick .... assistant costume designer
David Ferry .... set costumer
Nisa Kellner .... set costumer
Joseph Markham .... key costumer (as Joe Markham)
Carlane Passman .... costume supervisor (as Carlane Passman Little)
 
Editorial Department
Gary Burritt .... negative cutter
Jill Rene Gilbert .... post-production coordinator (as Jill René Gilbert)
Phil Hetos .... color timer
Michael Reynolds .... first assistant editor
Steven R. Sacks .... apprentice editor
Fulvio Valsangiacomo .... second assistant editor
Chisako Yokoyama .... first assistant editor
 
Music Department
Michael T. Andreas .... assistant music editor
John Barry .... conductor
John Barry .... orchestrator
Chris Botti .... musician: solo trumpet
Kostas Christides .... orchestrator (as Konstantinos Christides)
Dan Higgins .... musician: saxophone and clarinet (as Daniel Higgins)
Nathan Kaproff .... music contractor
Adam Kay .... music editor
Karen Kloack .... music coordinator
Cliff Kohlweck .... music editor (as Clifford Kohlweck)
Michael Lang .... musician: piano
Harvey W. Mason .... musician: drums (as Harvey Mason)
Dashiell Rae .... music editor
Dennis S. Sands .... music scoring mixer (as Dennis Sands)
Timothy R. Sexton .... music supervisor (as Tim Sexton)
Leland Sklar .... musician: bass
Pete Anthony .... conductor (uncredited)
Pete Anthony .... orchestrator (uncredited)
George Doering .... musician (uncredited)
Jon Kull .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Flavio Motalla .... score coordinator (uncredited)
Scott Rouse .... assistant music editor: temp score (uncredited)
James Thatcher .... musician: French horn (uncredited)
Gernot Wolfgang .... scoring assistant (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Jose Aleman .... driver (as Jose Pedro Aleman)
Leo Baker .... driver
Tom Battaglia .... driver
John A. Brubaker .... driver
Denny Caira .... transportation coordinator
Tino Caira .... driver
Wallace Frick .... driver (as Wally Frick)
Gary Hellerstein .... driver (as Gary M. Hellerstein)
David Holden .... driver
Gary Kincaid .... driver
Bud Lacy .... driver
Jackie Lambert .... driver
Steve Luce .... driver
Ronnie McGuire .... driver (as Ronnie Mcguire)
John Morello .... driver
Sergio Orozco .... driver (as Sergio A. Orozco)
Richard Padgett .... driver (as Rick Lee Padgett)
Hector Ramirez .... driver
Dan Riportella .... driver (as Danny Riportella)
Mike Shannon .... transportation captain
Steve Sorkin .... driver
Terry Van Bebber .... driver (as Terry R. Van Bebber)
Tad Venger .... driver
Mark Wescott .... driver (as Mark R. Wescott)
Lee Willis .... driver
 
Other crew
Matt Adler .... group voices
Sean Arnold .... intern
Cassandra Barbour .... script clearances: Entertainment Clearances
Hilary Bell .... assistant: Willard Carroll
Danny Bress .... production assistant
Michele A. Carmel .... production coordinator
Cathy Cavadini .... group voices (as Catherine Cavadini)
James Chankin .... assistant location manager
Keith Cotton .... accounting assistant
Robert Dawson .... title designer
Judi M. Durand .... group voices (as Judi Durand)
Susan Edwards .... assistant to cast
Greg Finley .... group voices
Kristi Frankenheimer .... location manager (as Kristi Frankenheimer-Davis)
Tim Gonzales .... craft service
Ed Grady .... craft service
Julie Hansen .... production accountant
Barbara Harris .... group voices (as Barbara Iley)
Kevin Harris .... first assistant accountant
Doris Hess .... group voices
Eric L. Hurd .... production assistant
Christopher Kahn .... assistant production coordinator (as Chris Kahn)
Phill Kane .... assistant location manager (as Phil Kane)
Carlyle King .... group voices
Christian Krieger .... production assistant
Jonipher Kwong .... assistant to producers
Andrew Laker .... intern
Mike R. Manzo .... production assistant
Jennifer McAlear .... assistant: Paul Feldsher (as Jennifer Mcalear)
David McCharen .... group voices (as David Mccharen)
Katie Mustard .... intern
Wendy Neel Brogan .... payroll accountant (as Wendy Brogan)
Robert Ohlandt .... production assistant (as Robert J. Ohlandt)
Richard Penn .... group voices
Eileen Peterson .... unit publicist
Avshalom Pollak .... production assistant
Guy Pringle .... production assistant
David Randolph .... group voices
Denise Sanders .... animal trainer
Jain Sekuler .... script supervisor
Laura Sevier .... script clearances: Entertainment Clearances
Jan Shannon .... assistant to cast
Craig Silverstein .... production secretary
Cheryl Tyre Smith .... group voices (as Cheryl Tyre-Smith)
Scott Taylor .... assistant to producers
Simon Thirlaway .... production assistant
Steven Thomas .... production assistant
B.J. Witz .... medic
Lynn Wyett .... medic
David Zyler .... group voices (as David Allen Kramer)
Ben Blanco .... assistant to producer (uncredited)
Kenneth Burgomaster .... synthesizer programmer (uncredited)
Heath Castor .... production assistant (uncredited)
Jeanie Daniels .... assistant accountant (uncredited)
Wendy E. Matousek .... stand-in: Gillian Anderson (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Dancing About Architecture" - USA (festival title)
"My Heart, My Love" - Japan (English title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for language
Runtime:
121 min
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Color:
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Most of John Barry's score was replaced with a new score by composer Christopher Young. Barry's credit on the film was retained, however, and a CD was released with Barry's largely unused score.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: Although Joan's cat is called Blanche and is consistently referred to as "she", the actual animal is a male (tomcat).See more »
Quotes:
Meredith:[on the phone after Mark's funeral] Trent, is it too late to say "I love you"?
Trent:It's early.
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Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
Lover's WillSee more »

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41 out of 48 people found the following review useful.
Positively Charming . . ., 22 November 2004
Author: Kritically Kind from In the Clouds

When I first came across this movie I was somewhat unconvinced by the blurb given on the back of the DVD. However, I decided to give it a chance any way (mostly due to the excellent ensemble cast) and I found that I was completely surprised - this movie was positively charming ! Granted, it is not without its slightly exaggerated moments but in the end this does nothing but add to its charm ! Angelina Jolie's character, Joan is delightful if somewhat melodramatic and Gillian Anderson does a great job as the relationship-shy Meredith enraptured with, yet afraid to commit to, the charismatic Trent. Sean Connery's performance is effortless and the rest of the cast are all excellent as well. There are light moments and completely heart-breaking moments but all in all - it ends on such a high note of hope that one cannot help but be delighted !

Definitely worth your time - 9/10

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