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Writers (WGA):
Nick Hornby (book)
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Release Date:
31 March 2000 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
A comedy about fear of commitment, hating your job, falling in love and other pop favorites.
Plot:
Rob, a record store owner and compulsive list maker, recounts his top five breakups, including the one in progress. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Nominated for Golden Globe. Another 4 wins & 20 nominations See more »
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One of the best of all comedies but also a very poignant study of male life See more (584 total) »

Cast

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John Cusack ... Rob Gordon

Iben Hjejle ... Laura

Todd Louiso ... Dick

Jack Black ... Barry

Lisa Bonet ... Marie De Salle

Catherine Zeta-Jones ... Charlie Nicholson

Joan Cusack ... Liz

Tim Robbins ... Ian 'Ray' Raymond
Chris Rehmann ... Vince
Ben Carr ... Justin

Lili Taylor ... Sarah Kendrew

Joelle Carter ... Penny Hardwick

Natasha Gregson Wagner ... Caroline Fortis
Shannon Stillo ... Alison Jr. High

Drake Bell ... Rob Jr. High
Laura Whyte ... Laura's Mom

Sara Gilbert ... Anaugh
Rich Talarico ... Barry's Customer
Matthew O'Neill ... Beta Band Customer

Brian Powell ... Middle Aged Customer
Margaret Travolta ... Rob's Mom

Jillian Peterson ... Laura's Sister Jo (as Jill Peterson)
Dick Cusack ... Minister

Susan Yoo ... Girl - 19 Year Old

Chris Bauer ... Paul
K.K. Dodds ... Miranda
Marilyn Dodds Frank ... Alison's Mom
Duke Doyle ... Kevin Bannister

Aaron Himelstein ... Boy in Park
Jonathan Herrington ... Chris Thompson
Daniel Lee Smith ... Rock Guy
Leah Gale ... Mourner

David Darlow ... Mourner
Erik Gundersen ... Marco

Bruce Springsteen ... Himself

Alex Désert ... Louis (as Alex Desert)
Alan S. Johnson ... Man in Store
Ian Belknap ... Party Guest

Andrew Micheli ... Party Guest

Polly Noonan ... Party Guest
Philip Rayburn Smith ... Party Guest
Michele Graff ... Party Guest

Susie Cusack ... Party Guest
Liam Hayes ... Piano Player
Damian Rogers ... Greenday Girl
Robert A. Villanueva ... Skateboarder
Joe Spaulding ... Flea Market Musician

Scott A. Martin ... Bartender
Heather Norris ... Laura's Friend
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Harold Ramis ... Rob's Dad (scenes deleted)

James Azrael ... Glam Rocker (uncredited)
Julie DiJohn ... Rock Club Patron (uncredited)
Jennifré DuMont ... Pedestrian (uncredited)

Mark Finney ... Record Store Customer (uncredited)

Reese Foster ... Cafe' Patron (uncredited)
Lisa Harrison ... Cafe Patron (uncredited)
Susan Hegarty ... Voice of Laura's Mom (uncredited)

Penny Marshall ... Funeral Attendee - In Front of Rob (uncredited)

Ian Michaels ... Guy in Chem Lab (uncredited)

Tristan Layne Tapscott ... Guy on the Street (uncredited)
Timothy W. Tiedje ... Operator (uncredited)
Ian Williams ... Store customer (uncredited)
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Directed by
Stephen Frears 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Nick Hornby (book)

D.V. DeVincentis (screenplay) &
Steve Pink (screenplay) &
John Cusack (screenplay) and
Scott Rosenberg (screenplay)

Produced by
Tim Bevan .... producer
Liza Chasin .... executive producer
John Cusack .... co-producer
D.V. DeVincentis .... co-producer
Alan Greenspan .... executive producer
Mike Newell .... executive producer
Steve Pink .... co-producer
Rudd Simmons .... producer
 
Original Music by
Howard Shore 
 
Cinematography by
Seamus McGarvey 
 
Film Editing by
Mick Audsley 
 
Casting by
Victoria Thomas 
 
Production Design by
David Chapman 
Thérèse DePrez  (as Therese Deprez)
 
Art Direction by
Nicholas Lundy 
 
Set Decoration by
Larry Lundy 
 
Costume Design by
Laura Bauer  (as Laura Cunningham Bauer)
 
Makeup Department
Laura Connolly .... key hair stylist
Naomi Donne .... hair stylist: Ms. HIije
Naomi Donne .... makeup artist: Ms. HIije
Suzy Mazzarese-Allison .... hair stylist
Suzi Ostos .... makeup artist
Vicki Vacca .... makeup artist
Jeanne Van Phue .... key makeup artist
Denise Wynbrandt .... key makeup artist
Connie Kallos .... additional hair stylist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Tania Blunden .... post-production supervisor (as Tania Windsor Blunden)
Billy Higgins .... unit production manager
Michelle Wright .... executive in charge of production: Working Title Films
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Anne Berger .... second second assistant director
Aiman A. Humaideh .... assistant director (as Aiman Humaideh)
Jeffrey Wetzel .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Terry Baughman .... construction coordinator
Phillip Ellman .... on-set dresser
Joanna S. Frank .... art department assistant (as Joanna Mickey)
Tom Gagnon .... swing gang
Michael D. Gianneschi .... assistant property master
Ron Kane .... construction foreman
Derrick Kardos .... art department coordinator
Derrick Kardos .... graphic designer
Blake E. Matthys .... swing gang
Cyril H. Matthys .... swing gang (as Cyril A. Matthys)
Joel Prihoda .... lead man
Jon Schluenz .... art department assistant
Glenn Stevens .... carpenter
Timothy W. Tiedje .... property master
Robert Gau .... stand-by painter (uncredited)
Peter Vincent Neil .... set designer (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Howard Bargroff .... assistant sound re-recording mixer
Tim Boot .... live record engineer
Mark DeSimone .... adr engineer
Carl Fischer .... boom operator
Diane Greaves .... foley artist
Petur Hliddal .... production sound mixer
Larry Hopkins .... layback sound mixer
Alex Hudd .... sound consultant: dolby
Terry Isted .... foley mixer
Peter Joly .... supervising sound editor
Danny Longhurst .... dialogue editor
Claire Mahoney .... foley artist
Michael Miller .... adr mixer
Michael Redfern .... foley editor
Adrian Rhodes .... sound re-recording mixer
Mark Rose .... assistant sound editor
Jason Swanscott .... foley artist
Ted Swanscott .... foley mixer
Jeffrey A. Williams .... utility sound
Kevin Boyd .... additional utility sound (uncredited)
Steve Hancock .... sound studio technician (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Sam Barkan .... special effects coordinator
Ray Conchado .... special effects
Don Riozz McNichols .... special effects foreman
 
Visual Effects by
Steve MacPherson .... technical operations manager: Double Negative (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Thomas Coe .... stunts
Rick Le Fevour .... stunt coordinator
Chris Nolte .... stunt double: John Cusack
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Art Bartels .... key grip
Kevin Boyd .... 24 frame video operator
Fernando M. Briones .... dolly grip
Travis Busenbark .... electrician
Chad Erickson .... camera intern
Daniel W. Fuller .... second assistant camera
David Horenz .... first assistant camera
Timothy Jipping .... grip
Tom Kerwick .... key grip
Michael Lange .... best boy grip
Michelle Mann .... assistant camera
Darryl Miller .... grip
Elizabeth Miller .... camera loader (as Elizabeth Smith)
James A. Miller .... gaffer
David Morenz .... first assistant camera
Melissa Moseley .... still photographer
William R. Nielsen Jr. .... camera operator (as Billy Nielson Jr.)
Richard Sobin .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Robert Swander .... best boy electric
Dan Urbain .... crane technician
 
Casting Department
Vanessa Baker .... adr voice casting
Kim Coleman .... casting associate
Brendan Donnison .... adr voice casting
Vicki Jo Hertz .... atmosphere casting assistant
Joan Philo .... atmosphere casting
Claire Simon .... casting: Chicago
Wendy Weidman .... casting associate
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jennifer Jobst .... assistant costume supervisor
Margaret Morettini .... assistant costume designer
Gina Panno .... costumer
Heather Pollock .... costumer
 
Editorial Department
Mags Arnold .... first assistant editor
Songi Clarke .... editor trainee
Penny Lee Hallin .... assistant editor
Steve Harrow .... post-production consultant
Kate Higham .... first assistant editor
Gerald Morris .... editor trainee
Dan Schalk .... non-linear assistant editor
John Stanborough .... color timer
Jennifer Stellema .... apprentice editor
Victoria Stevens .... second assistant editor: UK
David Block .... colorist (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Tim Boot .... music playback operator
John Cusack .... music supervisor
Doug Dearth .... music coordinator
D.V. DeVincentis .... music supervisor
Robert Fernandez .... music engineer
Michael Higham .... supervising music editor
Shari Johanson .... music editor (as Shari Schwartz)
Gareth Jones .... score engineer
Joe Lisanti .... music editor
Joseph Magee .... supervising production music engineer
Joseph Magee .... supervising production music mixer
John Miller .... score engineer
Kathy Nelson .... music supervisor
Rick Norman .... music engineer
Rick Norman .... production music mixer
Steve Pink .... music supervisor
Ed Rak .... score engineer
Howard Shore .... conductor
Howard Shore .... music arranger
 
Transportation Department
William T. Hogan III .... transportation coordinator
A. Welch Lambeth .... transportation coordinator
 
Other crew
Joan Altman .... production accountant
Jennifer L. Bardin .... assistant location manager
Brian Bartolini .... production assistant
Tom Beaver .... stand-in
Jamie Bolger .... production assistant
Kenneth W. Bradley .... production assistant
Anita Brongiel .... production secretary
Robert F. Byrnes .... medic
Michael D. Cronin .... medic
Anne Devereux .... assistant: Mr. Cusack
Demetra Diamantopoulos .... location manager
Juliette Dow .... assistant: Mr. Bevan
Rebecca Edelson .... script clearance administrator
Josh Eggebeen .... set production assistant: Chicago
John Ensby .... laboratory contact
Deborah Evans .... payroll accountant
Joanna S. Frank .... production assistant (as Joanna Mickey)
Jane Frazer .... executive: Working Title Films
Will Gatlin .... craft service
Thomas J. Glynn .... craft service assistant
Veloz Gomez .... production assistant
Adam Graham .... location assistant
Tarn Harper .... post-production accountant
Susan Hegarty .... dialect coach
Eric H. Heisner .... production assistant (as Eric Heisner)
Anne Johns .... production coordinator
Dena Johnson .... title producer
Chiemi Karasawa .... script supervisor
Nina Khoshaba .... coordinator: Working Title
Dan Koretzky .... production consultant
Grace Loh .... coordinator: New Crime Productions
David Malley .... production assistant
Scott A. Martin .... stand-in: John Cusack
Richard Morrison .... title designer
Patricia Newley .... medic
Margaret J. Orlando .... assistant production coordinator
Dawn Patch .... production assistant
Ed Portoghese .... production assistant
Edward J. Reardon .... medic
Adam Rosen .... production assistant
Melissa Sadoff Oren .... assistant to mr. devincentis and mr. pink (as Melissa Sadoff)
Jon Schluenz .... production assistant
Louise Spencer .... unit publicist
Jeff Sternberg .... production assistant
Adrienne Swan .... second assistant accountant
Paul Swann .... laboratory contact
Emma Thomas .... assistant: Mr. Frears
K.L. Connie Wang .... assistant script clearance administrator (as Connie Wang)
Dean Wares .... title typography
Andy Wheeler .... first assistant accountant
John David Wolfe .... location assistant
Jenny Fumarolo .... production assistant: additional (uncredited)
Andy Novak .... production assistant (uncredited)
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for language and some sexuality
Runtime:
113 min
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Artie Lange auditioned for the role of Barry.See more »
Goofs:
Errors in geography: While engaging in a monologue about his relationship woes, Rob boards a Purple Line Express train of the Chicago Transit Authority. The Purple Line Express boards at the Howard Station on the far north side of Chicago and does not stop until the Belmont Station in Lakeview. However, just after Cusack boards the train, it passes Lincoln Hand Laundry and Graceland Cemetery; thus he must have boarded in Edgewater, well before Belmont, despite the fact that the train he was on does not stop in that neighborhood. Moreover, the scene ends with the Purple Line train (the "Loop" destination indicator is visible behind his head) descending into the subway. However, the Purple Line Express does not use the subway, but rather the elevated tracks, going into the Loop and turning back around and proceeding back through the city into the north suburbs.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Rob:What came first, the music or the misery? People worry about kids playing with guns, or watching violent videos, that some sort of culture of violence will take them over. Nobody worries about kids listening to thousands, literally thousands of songs about heartbreak, rejection, pain, misery and loss. Did I listen to pop music because I was miserable? Or was I miserable because I listened to pop music?
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Movie Connections:
References St. Elmo's Fire (1985)See more »
Soundtrack:
Soaring and BoringSee more »

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113 out of 138 people found the following review useful.
One of the best of all comedies but also a very poignant study of male life, 13 December 2004
Author: MovieAddict2014 from UK

Having read the very good Nick Hornby novel of the same name I looked forward to "High Fidelity" quite a bit, but I never expected it to be as good as it is. This is easily one of the best comedies of all time for its laughs alone - but what separates it from other comedies (particularly new-age ones) is that it's a very poignant multi-layered tale that focuses, primarily, on males - and why we are as we are. Love, life, relationships, music, movies, hobbies, jobs, ticks, ups, downs - everything is here.

It's to John Cusack's credit that he took a "classic" contemporary novel set in London and transposed it to Chicago - and it works just as well (if not better) than the British version. It shows what a universal story this actually is, if so many people from all over the world can appreciate it, no matter where it is set. What we lose here are the abbreviations such as "mate," "cos" and other British expressions - but essentially the story is exactly the same, as is the character of Rob Gordon.

Cusack proves his worth here and there isn't a single bad performance in this film, except perhaps for the love interest who tries to sport an American accent and it's quite uneven at times.

Jack Black is fantastically funny and reveals once again why he's leagues ahead of other obese comedians like Chris Farley who merely relied on OTT acts and weight for laughs - Black, like John Candy, actually acts and so far in his career has turned out some really good films which is more than can be said for many of his competitors.

The script has some very funny one-liners and movie/music in-jokes (I love the "Evil Dead" bit - "Because it's so funny, and violent, it's got a kick-a$$ soundtrack...and it's so violent!").

But at the end of the day what really haunted me (so to speak) about this movie long after I had seen it was the fact that it DOES stay with you ages after the credits have stopped rolling. It's poignant and really spot-on in many regards - add that to a film full of flawless performances and great direction and clever ideas and one-liners and jokes, and you've got a top-notch comedic masterpiece that places "High Fidelity" in the top ranks of American (and British!) comedy - "with," as the DVD back cover says, "a bullet." Highly recommended. 5/5

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