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1999 (USA) See more »
After their parents' untimely death in a car accident, Penny struggles to take care of her younger sister Mary... See more » | Add synopsis »
4 wins & 1 nomination See more »
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Directed by
Michael Miner 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Tasca Shadix  written by

Produced by
Roger Baerwolf .... co-producer
Sharon Bialy .... associate producer
Marie Cantin .... producer
Adrianna A.J. Cohen .... co-producer (as Adrianna AJ Cohen)
Janet Fries Eckholm .... associate producer
Larry Estes .... executive producer
Scott M. Rosenfelt .... producer (as Scott Rosenfelt)
David Skinner .... executive producer
Original Music by
Richard Gibbs 
Cinematography by
Jim Whitaker  (as James Whitaker)
Film Editing by
Brian Berdan 
Casting by
Sharon Bialy 
Production Design by
Dawn R. Ferry 
Art Direction by
Stephen Greenberg 
Set Decoration by
Linda Kennedy 
Costume Design by
Ronald Leamon  (as Ron Leamon)
Makeup Department
Nadia Felker .... assistant hair stylist
Nadia Felker .... assistant makeup artist
Katharina Hirsch-Smith .... key makeup artist (as Katharina Hirsch)
Mary L. Pyanowski .... key hair stylist (as Mary Pyanowski)
Production Management
Adrianna A.J. Cohen .... unit production manager (as Adrianna AJ Cohen)
Janet Fries Eckholm .... post-production supervisor
Marcienne Friesland .... production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Casey Mako .... second second assistant director
Louis Shaw Milito .... first assistant director
Wendy Palmer .... second assistant director
Art Department
Iain Albee .... swing gang
Natalie Beauchene .... set dresser
James Billingham .... set dresser
Leslie A. Fried .... lead scenic artist
Emily Gordon .... props buyer
Sam Greenmun .... props construction
Eva Johnson .... set dresser
Cynthia Nibler .... property master
Drew Pinniger .... assistant property master
Paul Porte .... lead man
Adam Roffman .... set dresser
Matt Shannon .... swing gang
Deborah Toms .... on-set dresser
Tina Louise Weber .... lead scenic artist
Sound Department
Suzie Brutke .... dialogue editor
Scott Cannizzaro .... adr mixer
Michael Chang .... boom operator
Jill Cordova .... assistant sound editor
Lisle Engle .... sound supervisor
Alan Freedman .... adr mixer
Patrick Giraudi .... re-recording mixer
Dave Howe .... supervising sound editor
Karen Howe .... adr supervisor
Karen Howe .... foley artist
Michael McAuliffe .... sound effects editor (as Mike McAuliffe)
Richard Pavone .... sound effects editor
Jason Schmid .... re-recording mixer
Brian Slack .... sound engineer
William Smith .... re-recording mixer
Geoff Vanderhyde .... assistant sound editor
Wendi Wills .... sound service coordinator
Special Effects by
Robbie Knott .... special effects coordinator
Visual Effects by
Spencer Alexander .... 3D artist
Craig A. Cleaver .... visual effects producer
Chris Del Conte .... visual effects producer
Dale Fay .... visual effects supervisor
Warren Franklin .... visual effects executive producer
Kirk Garfield .... 3D design director
Bruno George .... digital supervisor
Michael Kennedy .... 2D compositor
Dave Lockwood .... digital compositor
Doug Lyons .... visual effects associate supervisor
Iain McCaig .... visual effects storyboard artist
Michael Necci .... digital animation supervisor
Ramón Ramos .... digital compositor
David Schirmer .... digital compositor
Ron Otis .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Jan Cook .... best boy grip: second unit
Courtnay Duchin .... unit still photographer
Jonathan Faber .... film loader
Tony Ghiglione .... electrician: second unit
Joe Hirsch .... key grip
Colin Hudson .... Steadicam operator (as Colin D. Hudson)
Mike Jensen .... jimmy jib operator
Jay Johnson .... rigging best boy: second unit
James Kniest .... gaffer
Reed Koppen .... first assistant camera
Michael LePard .... electrician
David Leyse .... assistant camera: second unit
Mark Lorge .... dolly grip
Paul Mailman .... camera operator: second unit
Stefan Merken .... mural photographer
Eric Moore .... best boy electric (as Eric W. Moore)
Eric Moore .... gaffer: second unit (as Eric W. Moore)
Collen Newberry .... grip (as Cullen Newberry)
Jimmie R. Owens .... grip
Jordan Parhad .... electrician
Shannon Rahn .... second assistant camera
Mark Simon .... electrician
Jeffrey P. Soderberg .... rigging key: second unit (as Jeffrey Soderberg)
Kim Whaley .... camera intern
Jesse Wine .... electrician
Warren Yeck .... best boy electric: second unit
Casting Department
Dana Michaelson .... casting assistant: Los Angeles
Cate Macapia Oyama .... additional casting
Jodi Rothfield .... additional casting
Terry Terry .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Henry Earl Lewis .... wardrobe supervisor
Marienne O'Brien .... set costumer
Editorial Department
Bruce Bolden .... colorist
Lilian Dregalla .... post-production assistant
John Helde .... first assistant editor
John Hendrickson .... assistant negative cutter
Julie Mullaney .... post-production coordinator
Bill Scott .... color timer
Location Management
Michael Allison .... assistant location manager
Shaun P. Sullivan .... location manager
Music Department
Alfonso E. Chavez .... assistant to composer
Robert Fernandez .... scoring mixer
Kevin Kliesch .... music programmer
Patrick Russ .... orchestrator (as Pat Russ)
Richard Whitfield .... music editor
Donn Wilkerson .... orchestrator
Transportation Department
Thomas Garris .... driver
Bart Heimburger .... transportation coordinator
William Powell .... transportation co-captain (as Bill Powell)
Monica Powell-Garris .... driver: cast (as Monica Powell)
Bernard Szymanski .... transportation co-captain
John Wolfe .... transportation
Other crew
Justine Alten .... office production assistant
Brooks Baldwin .... dialect coach
Angela Bernardoni .... set production assistant
Becky Britton .... assistant to director
Jay Floyd .... clearance administrator
Joshua Foust .... key office production assistant
Ira Friedlander .... production accountant (as Ira J. Friedlander)
Ahmad Gibson .... stand-in
Sam Greenmun .... spacesuit technician
Cara Mia Harris .... production coordinator
John Helde .... title designer: main titles
Will Hyde .... title designer: main titles
Susan Lautner .... stand-in
Mark Logan .... stand-in
Sandra MacLean .... craft service
Melanie Miner .... stand-in
Julie Mullaney .... production coordinator
Pauline Muñoz .... assistant accountant
Timothy Paulson .... stand-in
Tim Repass .... set production assistant
Malik Ricks .... stand-in
Pauline Tamblyn .... post-production accountant
Kay Webster .... production intern (as Ethan Kaye)
Jessica Wilson .... script supervisor
Johnine Novosel .... in memory of

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111 min
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Did You Know?

Mary:I don't think he speaks English.
Penny:Well, that's rude!
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Featured in Beyond Clueless (2014)See more »


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7 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
i worked on this film, 13 August 2001
Author: Ethan Kaye from Pennsylvania

I worked on the production team for the movie as the office intern during the summer of 1998. I saw the film grow just to see it cut off when no studio would pick it up. But I got to see a screening of it with Mary Stuart Masterson's parents in NYC, and by the time it was over most of the theater was crying. It's a great movie with great performances. And the score is something to be experienced. I've never been so blown away by the music in a film. Find a copy of this if you can, because it's a great film that no one has heard of.

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