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Writers (WGA):
Abby Kohn (written by) &
Marc Silverstein (written by)
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Release Date:
9 April 1999 (USA) See more »
The Class Clown Just Turned Chic. See more »
A journalist enrolls in her old highschool as part of her research for a story. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Drew Barrymore ... Josie Geller

David Arquette ... Rob Geller

Michael Vartan ... Sam Coulson

Molly Shannon ... Anita

John C. Reilly ... Gus

Garry Marshall ... Rigfort

Sean Whalen ... Merkin

Cress Williams ... George

Octavia Spencer ... Cynthia (as Octavia L. Spencer)
Sarah DeVincentis ... Rhoda

Allen Covert ... Roger in Op-Ed
Rock Reiser ... Dutton
David Doty ... Hairplug Bruns

Derek Morgan ... Armcast Henson (as Derrick Morgan)

Kathleen Marshall ... Sun-Times Worker
Jenny Bicks ... Miss Haskell

Leelee Sobieski ... Aldys

Jeremy Jordan ... Guy Perkins

Jessica Alba ... Kirsten

Marley Shelton ... Kristin

Jordan Ladd ... Gibby
Katie Lansdale ... Tracy

Branden Williams ... Tommy

James Franco ... Jason (as James Edward Franco)

Gregory Sporleder ... Coach Romano

Martha Hackett ... Mrs. Knox

Jennifer Parsons ... P.E. Teacher

Andrew Wilson ... School Guard

Giuseppe Andrews ... Denominator

Alex Solowitz ... Brett
Niesha Trout ... Sera
Chad Haywood ... Matz (as Chad Christian Haywood)

Cory Hardrict ... Packer

Chad Todhunter ... Stoner #1

Daniel Louis Rivas ... Stoner #2

Marq Edwards ... School Guard #2
Denny Kirkwood ... Billy Prince

Marissa Jaret Winokur ... Sheila

Carmen Llywelyn ... Rob's Girlfriend

Sara Downing ... Billy's Prom Date

Mike Moyer ... Monty Malik (as Mike G. Moyer)
Steven Wilde ... Bouncer
Maya McLaughlin ... Lara

David Douglas ... Rasta
Russell Bobbitt ... Carny
Tara Skye ... Tyke
Mark Allen ... D.J.
Conor O'Neil ... Gibby's Prom Date

Joe Ochman ... Prom Judge #1
Don Snell ... Prom Judge #2

Jason Weissbrod ... Big Bad Wolf
Tinsley Grimes ... Little Red Riding Hood
Joshua Fitzgerald ... Tarzan
Amanda Wilmshurst ... Fruit Headdress Woman
William Abers ... Ozomatli Band Member (as Willy Abers)
Ulises Bella ... Ozomatli Band Member (as Ullses Bella)
Jose Espinosa ... Ozomatli Band Member

Lucas MacFadden ... Ozomatli Band Member
William Marrufo ... Ozomatli Band Member (as William Marruto)
Raul Pacheco ... Ozomatli Band Member
Justin Poree ... Ozomatli Band Member (as Justin Porée)
Asdrubal Sierra ... Ozomatli Band Member (as Asdru Sierra)
Charles Stewart ... Ozomatli Band Member
Jiro Yamaguchi ... Ozomatli Band Member
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Andrew Aguilar ... Student (uncredited)

A. David Burleigh ... ND-Shopper #2 (uncredited)

Priscilla Cory ... Pretty Brunette High School Student (uncredited)
Kevin Scott Greer ... High School Student (uncredited)

Phil Hawn ... T.V. News Cameraman (uncredited)
Fabio May ... Jamaican Guy (uncredited)
Billy McLellan ... Boy on Street (uncredited)

Maureen Mendoza ... Student at The Prom (uncredited)

Tracy Reiner ... Fan at Baseball Game (uncredited)

Marcello Robinson ... Ferris Boy (uncredited)

Stephany Storey ... Partygoer (uncredited)

Hunter G. Williams ... Foreign Exchange student (uncredited)
Danny Zavatsky ... HighSchool Student (uncredited)

Directed by
Raja Gosnell 
Writing credits
Abby Kohn (written by) &
Marc Silverstein (written by)

Produced by
Drew Barrymore .... executive producer
Jeffrey Downer .... co-producer
Sandy Isaac .... producer
Nancy Juvonen .... producer
Original Music by
David Newman 
Cinematography by
Alex Nepomniaschy 
Film Editing by
Debra Chiate 
Marcelo Sansevieri 
Casting by
Justine Baddeley 
Kim Davis-Wagner  (as Kim Davis)
Production Design by
Steven J. Jordan 
Art Direction by
William Hiney 
Set Decoration by
Suzette Sheets 
Costume Design by
Mona May 
Makeup Department
Stacey Bergman .... hair stylist
Kimberly Greene .... makeup department head
Joann Kozloff .... makeup artist
Lori McCoy-Bell .... hair stylist (as Lori McCoy)
Barbara Olvera .... key hair stylist
Joni Powell .... makeup artist (as Joni Powell)
Christina Raye .... third hair stylist
Laine Trzinski .... hair stylist (as Elaine M. Cascio)
Lyssa Wittlin Baumert .... makeup artist
Melissa A. Yonkey .... hair stylist
Sherilyn Stetz .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Production Management
Betsy Bottando .... production supervisor
Jeffrey Downer .... unit production manager
Jack L. Murray .... production manager: non-DGA
Jack L. Murray .... production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Richard Graves .... first assistant director
Susan J. Hellmann .... second assistant director
Traci M. Lewis .... second second assistant director: Chicago
Bradley Morris .... second second assistant director
Art Department
Peter J. Bates .... set dresser
Giovanni Bianchini .... assistant property master
Russell Bobbitt .... property master
Tracy Bobbitt .... property assistant (as Tracy M. Bobbitt)
Lee J. Jashinsky .... painter
Kristin Frances Jones .... lead person
Steven Light-Orr .... set dresser
Keri Littledeer .... construction medic
Susan E. Lomino .... set designer
Richard L. Manalia .... set dresser (as Rick 'Gramps' Manalia)
Glenn Matayoshi .... set dresser (as Glenn S. Matayoshi)
Adam Olszewski .... on-set dresser
Lisa Ozanne .... set dresser
Amy Ryder .... buyer
Mark Sakamoto .... co-leadman
Ken Scaife .... construction coordinator
Mike Suhy .... property assistant
Sound Department
Blake R. Cornett .... assistant sound editor
Mark DeSimone .... adr engineer
Christopher Flick .... foley editor
Larry Hopkins .... layback sound mixer
Hanson Hsu .... stage engineer
R.J. Kizer .... dialogue editor
Vanessa Lapato .... dialogue editor
David Lucarelli .... adr recordist
Paul Massey .... sound re-recording mixer
Randy Nielsen .... cable person (as Randy L. Nielsen)
Kelly Oxford .... supervising adr editor
Steve F. Price .... assistant sound editor
Todd Resnick .... sound effects editor
Timothy P. Salmon .... boom operator
Keith A. Wester .... production sound mixer
Michael D. Wilhoit .... supervising sound editor
John Lajvort .... sound editorial engineer (uncredited)
John Soukup .... sound transfer (uncredited)
Special Effects by
John C. Hartigan .... special effects coordinator (as John Hartigan)
Chris Walkowiak .... special effects
Visual Effects by
Rob Blue .... digital artist: main title
Cosmas Paul Bolger Jr. .... scanning and film recording
Harry Lam .... compositing supervisor
Peter W. Moyer .... digital compositor: Digital FilmWorks
Mike Roby .... digital artist
Rich Thorne .... visual effects supervisor
Joni Avery .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Ken W. Ballantine .... lighting technician
Mike Bonnaud .... lamp operator
David Burnett .... best boy electric (as David R. Burnett)
Paul Caven .... electrician
Michael Chang .... rigger
Gary Dagg .... key grip
Kirill Davidoff .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Dennis De La Mata .... key grip
Dave Egerstrom .... film loader
Chris Glomp .... electrician
Anette Haellmigk .... director of photography: second unit
Jim Handley .... grip: Chicago
Suzanne Hanover .... still photographer
Aaron Katz .... video assist operator
Josh Levy .... second video assistant
Richard A. Mention III .... first assistant camera
Ralph Merzbach .... video supervisor
Mike Moyer .... gaffer (as Mike G. Moyer)
David W. Nims .... rigging key grip
Rick Rios .... grip: Chicago
Gregory Shummon .... lighting technician
Arnie Sirlin .... camera operator: "b" camera
Michael Stone .... Steadicam operator
Michael Stone .... camera operator
Paul Storino .... grip
Jimi Udel .... rigging grip
Mark N. Woods .... electrician
Loren S. Yaconelli .... second assistant camera
Kevin Boyd .... video assist operator: Chicago (uncredited)
Don McCuaig .... director of photography: second unit (uncredited)
Casting Department
Judy Cook .... extras casting
Johnny Gidcomb .... adr casting
Mark A. Ridge .... extras casting: Chicago
Costume and Wardrobe Department
John Patrick Doyle .... set costumer
Georgia Fletcher .... costumer
Perri Kimono .... costume supervisor
Jillian Ann Kreiner .... costumer (as Jillian Kreiner)
Christine Orth .... key costumer
Damien Quinn .... costumer
Houston Sams .... wardrobe assistant (as C. Houston Sams)
Felipe Sanchez .... costume illustrator
Editorial Department
Gary Burritt .... negative cutter
Blake Danforth .... assistant editor
Karman Graham .... post-production assistant (as Karman Graham Franck)
Matvey Shatz .... color timer
Laura Steiger .... first assistant editor
Kathy Thomson .... digital colorist
Kurt Leitner .... post-production coordinator (uncredited)
Music Department
Glen Ballard .... music producer
J.J. Holiday .... musician
Alexander Janko .... orchestrator (as Xandy Janko)
Michelle Kuznetsky .... music supervisor
David Newman .... conductor
Krystyna Newman .... scoring consultant
Mary Ramos .... music supervisor (as Mary Ramos-Oden)
Gary Raymond .... music playback
John Rodd .... orchestral scoring recordist
Dennis Sager .... scoring engineer
Marni Sanders .... copyist
Jed Smith .... musician: trombone
Steven L. Smith .... music preparation
Zachary Gibson Smith .... musician: drums/percussion
Tom Villano .... music editor
John Kurlander .... music recording engineer (uncredited)
John Kurlander .... score mixer (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Charley Bob Burnham .... transportation coordinator
Linda Cipperley .... transportation
Thomas Garris .... driver
Hugh Kelly .... transportation
Brita McCollough .... driver
Lee Stepp .... transportation captain
Gina August .... transportation co-captain (uncredited)
Other crew
Gilbert Beliso .... production assistant
Mitchell Bell .... production coordinator
Sheryl Benko .... assistant: Mr. Gosnell
Jeff Bilger .... production assistant
Betsy Bottando .... location manager
Benita Brazier .... script supervisor
Joe Cappelletti .... adr voice artist
Karen Chalk Wheeler .... post-production accountant (as Karen Wheeler)
Sam M. Cobb .... first aid (as Samuel M. Cobb)
Kimberly Cooper .... production executive: Fox
Robert Dawson .... title designer
Leslie Anne Engel .... production coordinator: Chicago unit
Corinne Fixmer .... file clerk
Sara Flamm .... assistant production office coordinator: Chicago
Marty Frasu .... synthesizer programmer
Sissy Grover .... assistant production coordinator
Paul Harrison .... assistant location manager
Brian O. Haynes .... location manager
Yashar Hedayat .... production assistant: Chicago
Mary Holliday .... production assistant (as Mary E. Holliday)
Bob Kay .... production assistant (as Robert E. Kay)
Bob Kay .... production assistant
Kasey Kelt .... production assistant
Angela LaRocca .... stand-in
Harvey Malkin .... production accountant (as Harvey K. Malkin)
Norman F. May .... production staff
Shaun M. McGovern .... first assistant accountant (as Shaun McGovern)
Janine McEuen Newell .... wardrobe accountant
Stefan Nikolov .... assistant location manager
Shaun O'Banion .... set production assistant
Marguerite Pomerhn Derricks .... choreographer (as Marguerite Derricks)
Julie Rising .... office production assistant: Chicago
Denise Rosen .... second assistant accountant (as Denise E. Rosen)
Denyse Rossi .... payroll accountant
Terry Sakow .... consultant: marching band
Roland Sanchez .... production assistant
Helen Sideris .... assistant: Mr. Downer
John Starr .... craft service
John Strahm .... assistant location manager
Gwenn Stroman .... assistant: Drew Barrymore
Gwenn Stroman .... assistant: Ms. Juvonen
Natalie Ungvari .... production secretary
Nichelle 'Nikki' Walker .... production assistant (as Nichelle D. Walker)
Brooklyn Weaver .... production assistant (as Brooklyn R. Weaver)
Heather White .... set production assistant: Chicago
Alex L. Worman .... unit publicist
David J. Zelman .... assistant: Mr. Isaac
Melissa Park .... stand-in: Drew Barrymore (uncredited)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Because She's Ugly" - Philippines (English title) (imdb display title)
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Rated PG-13 for sex-related material and some drug content
107 min
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Argentina:Atp | Australia:PG | Canada:PG (Alberta/British Columbia/Manitoba/Nova Scotia/Ontario) | Canada:G (Quebec) | Denmark:A | Finland:K-10 | France:U | Germany:6 (w) | Hong Kong:IIA | Iceland:L | Ireland:15 | Malaysia:U | Netherlands:6 | New Zealand:PG | Norway:A | Peru:PT | Philippines:G | Portugal:M/12 | Singapore:PG | South Korea:12 | Spain:T | Sweden:7 | Switzerland:7 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:7 (canton of Vaud) | UK:12 | USA:PG-13

Did You Know?

When Garry Marshall's character is speaking to his employees at the Chicago Sun-Times board room, he says, "I don't even know my own kids." His real life daughter, Kathleen Marshall, is sitting to his right when he's speaking.See more »
Anachronisms: Josie Geller is 25 when she enters the senior class of 1999's Prom. This would have made her, if she graduated at the age of 17/18, a graduate of the class of 1991/1992. Her prom dress flashback is a 1980s outfit. She was invited to the "senior" prom, which means her date would have had to be a senior or junior to invite her, and since he was her classmate, she would also have been a junior or a senior. So, she would have graduated during the 90s, yet her prom dress is in 1980s style, and any flashbacks of her "Josie Grossie" lifestyle show 80s outfits and play to Cyndi Lauper's "She Bop" - a hit in 1984, 8 years before Josie would have graduated, and at least four years before she was old enough to be in High School.See more »
Rob Geller:All you need is for one person to think you're cool, and you're in. Everyone else will be scared to question it.See more »
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6 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
High School Do Over, 12 August 2008
Author: bkoganbing from Buffalo, New York

Never Been Kissed gives Drew Barrymore the chance to do something that maybe 70% of us would like to do. Go back to high school and make some necessary corrections. Actually the first time for me was bad enough and at my age I doubt I could pull it off the way Drew does.

Of course the reason could also be that once we leave high school it's like leaving a cocoon and we have to deal with the great big unfriendly world out there. I've known a few in my life who would go back and stay if they could. In fact there is a Law and Order episode which explores the dark side of this same situation. A girl looking young enough to pull it off, goes through high school at least three times and kills the person who stumbles on her secret.

With Drew though it's an assignment. She's a copy editor for the Chicago Sun Times who yearns to be a reporter. Publisher Garry Marshall who plays the part like Donald Trump took over the Sun Times gets this brilliant idea and just sees in Barrymore a young enough looking person to pull off the masquerade.

High School the first time was bad enough. Drew was not the most popular then and she's not doing better the second time around. That is until brother David Arquette also goes back to school and helps her over the rough patches.

Of course this raises a whole lot of issues for Drew, peer pressure from two sources, job and school. What's a girl to do?

Never Been Kissed is a light and charming comedy which to its credit skips over the opportunity to be crassly exploitive and gives us some good entertainment. Drew is very funny and sweet and her performance in moments of stress for her character moves nicely into pathos. Michael Vartan as her English teacher is the kind I wish there were more of in the education field and Leelee Sobieski and Jessica Alba play a pair of the empty headed cool kids that Drew tries so desperately to hook up with.

Still it doesn't inspire me to return to Midwood High School.

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