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Polly Draper (written by)
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Release Date:
1 June 2000 (Germany) See more »
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Every family has something to hide.
Plot:
A 10 year old gifted boy wants to be a jazz pianist much to the chagrin of his more classical oriented piano instructor... See more » | Full synopsis »
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Cast

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Chris Marquette ... Miles (as Christopher George Marquette)

Polly Draper ... Laura

Carol Kane ... Miss Gimpole
Desmond Robertson ... Todd

Robert Iler ... Denny

Bill Nunn ... Kingston

Tony Shalhoub ... Phil

Ismail Bashey ... Indian Man

Camryn Manheim ... Mrs. Swensrut
Blair Swanson ... Confident Girl (as Blair Ashlee Swanson)

Gregory Hines ... Tyrone Pike
Carlos McKinney ... Chester
John B. Williams ... Sparky
Richard A. Berk ... Tiny (as Dick Berk)

Fisher Stevens ... Morris
Allison Nurse ... Blonde #1

David Johansen ... Marvin
Pat Moya ... Belinda

James McCaffrey ... Michael

Peter Appel ... Engineer#1
Michael Wolff ... Engineer #2
Sarallen ... Homeless Woman
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Geoffrey Gould ... Jazz Club Patron (uncredited)

Glenn Kalison ... Cigar Smoker (uncredited)

Raphi Kammer ... Band Member (uncredited)
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Directed by
Gary Winick 
 
Writing credits
Polly Draper (written by)

Produced by
Paulette Bartlett .... co-producer
Polly Draper .... producer
Helen Robin .... line producer
Robert Salerno .... co-producer (as Bob Salerno)
Diana Schmidt .... line producer
Steven Sherman .... executive producer
Karen Tangorra .... producer
Linda van Beghen .... associate producer
Henk Van Eeghen .... associate producer
Bob Van Ronkel .... executive producer
Michael Wolff .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
Michael Wolff 
 
Cinematography by
Wolfgang Held 
 
Film Editing by
Bill Pankow 
Kate Sanford 
Henk Van Eeghen 
 
Casting by
Sheila Jaffe 
Georgianne Walken 
 
Production Design by
Rick Butler 
 
Set Decoration by
Catherine Pierson 
 
Costume Design by
Karen Perry 
 
Makeup Department
Jennifer Aspinall .... key makeup artist
Paulette Elkind .... key makeup artist
Nina Port .... additional makeup artist
 
Production Management
Brad Arensman .... post-production supervisor
Nancy Kriegel .... executive in charge of production
Ron Marint .... unit manager
Cara Mendelow .... post-production supervisor
Brandon Rosser .... executive in charge of production
Natascha Tillmanns .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Bob Bauer .... second assistant director
Kevin J. Moore .... assistant director
Christopher Savage .... second second assistant director (as Chris Savage)
Henk Van Eeghen .... second unit director
 
Art Department
Pamela Berkeley .... charge scenic
Cristina Buckley .... assistant set decorator
William Geiger .... key construction grip
Darryl Glanious .... art department coordinator
Leo Holder .... graphic designer
Richard Lamb .... scenic artist
Jerry Laxer .... assistant property master
Jim Lillis .... lead man
Ann Miller .... props
Harold Roer .... swing set dresser
Danny Rovira .... construction coordinator
Cathy Scorsese .... property master
John M. Souto .... lead man
Eric Stepper .... property master
Victoria Vanasco .... set dresser
 
Sound Department
Peter Austin .... supervising sound editor
Benjamin Beardwood .... dialogue editor
Brad Bergbom .... boom operator
Weldon Brown .... foley mixer
Joan Chamberlain .... adr recordist
Dominique Decaudain .... foley artist
Dean Drabin .... foley mixer
Ron Evans .... dialogue editor
Scott Ganary .... sound re-recording mixer
Ginger Geary .... foley artist
Gary Gegan .... sound re-recording mixer
Jeanne Gilliland .... additional boom operator
Dennis Gray .... dialogue editor
James Hebenstreit .... adr editor
James Hebenstreit .... foley editor
Matthew Iadarola .... supervising re-recording mixer
Jason W. Jennings .... sound effects editor (as Jay Jennings)
Bradley C. Katona .... sound effects editor
Laura Laird .... adr editor
Laura Laird .... foley editor
Gary Lewis .... dialogue editor
Stuart Martin .... assistant sound editor
Brian Miksis .... sound
Brian Thomas Nist .... sound effects editor
Ralph Osborn .... dialogue editor
Nancy Parker .... foley artist
Michael Primmer .... boom operator
Neil Riha .... additional boom operator
Brian Ruberg .... adr mixer
Christopher Ryan .... assistant sound editor
Paul J. Zydel .... adr mixer (as Paul Zydell)
 
Special Effects by
Wilfred Caban .... special effects
 
Visual Effects by
Jennifer Basnyat .... title designer
Christopher Dusendschon .... in-show optical process and effects compositor: THDX (uncredited)
Christopher Dusendschon .... main title sequence optical compositor: THDX (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Douglas Crosby .... stunt coordinator
Stephanie Finochio .... utility stunts
Ron Michaels .... utility stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Bart Blaise .... second assistant camera
Mel Cannon .... best boy
Andrew Cheung .... company grip
Dan Denitto .... dolly grip
Jim Denny .... gaffer
James Dewolf .... company grip
Joe Doughan .... key grip
Jay Eckardt .... camera loader
James J. Ferris .... electrician (as james Ferris)
Damian Gonzales .... electrician
Lowell Handler .... still photographer
Tim Kelly .... key grip
Timothy Kelly .... company grip
Maddy Lederman .... electrician
Kurt Lennig .... electrician
Kevin Lombard .... camera operator
Peter Marzulli .... generator operator
Jim McConkey .... camera operator
Frank McCormack .... best boy
Paul Osekoski .... electrician
Gary Potashnick .... dolly grip
Tom Potoskie .... best boy
Geoff Pound .... company grip
Kelly Rutkowski .... electrician
Robert Sands .... first assistant camera
Robert Shepherd .... electrician
Tom Shinn .... gaffer
Sean Strong .... second assistant camera
Ken Tanzer .... company grip
Justin Vanson .... company grip
Dan Vranesich .... best boy grip (as Daniel J. Vranesich)
Marc Vranesich .... company grip
Pamela Weese .... electrician
Alan Wolfe .... first assistant camera
Nina Zarnett .... company grip
 
Casting Department
Carmel Kubasik .... casting associate
Ulysses Terrero .... extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Pam Aaron .... wardrobe supervisor (as Pamela Aaron)
Lynne Maureen Curtis .... wardrobe supervisor
Jill Merritt .... assistant wardrobe supervisor
Isabel Summers .... wardrobe assistant
Rahimah Yoba .... additional costumer
 
Editorial Department
Mike Mertens .... color timer (as Michael Mertens)
Mary Nelson-Duerrstein .... negative cutter (as Mary Duerrstein)
Patricia Sztaba .... negative matcher
Stan Sztaba .... negative matcher
Linda Van Eeghen .... first assistant film editor
 
Music Department
Matthew Abbott .... assistant music supervisor
David R. Barkley .... score producer
David Cremin .... music production manager
Kevin Kliesch .... music preparation
Dan Wallin .... score mixer
Carl Zittrer .... music editor
 
Transportation Department
Michael Connolly .... transportation captain (as Mike Connolly)
 
Other crew
Abby Bailey .... assistant accountant
Joseph Barry .... stand-in
Bryan Biederman .... set production assistant
Leonard John Bruno .... clearance and product placement
Christina Cieri .... key set production assistant
Beth Cohen .... executive supervisor
Taylor Covington .... set production assistant
Rachel Dawson .... assistant production coordinator
Ged Dickersin .... assistant location manager
Jerry Duda .... set production assistant
Ron Farrell .... stand-in
Edmond Felix .... consultant: tailoring
Jonathan Frankenberg .... set production assistant
Alex Goldberg .... set production assistant
Bruce Goldman .... location manager
Scott Gourvitz .... set production assistant
Christian Halac .... set production assistant
Thomas Harney .... office production assistant
Regina Heyman .... location scout
Alicia Dhyana House .... stand-in
Kahlil Jahi .... set production assistant
Sharon Kahn .... unit publicist
Scott Kordish .... production coordinator
Dan Levenson .... set production assistant
Pietro Lorino Jr. .... production auditor
Lynn Lewis Lovett .... script supervisor (as Lynn Lewis)
Gillian Malone .... executive research assistant
Jon Marcus .... production coordinator
Matt McLellan .... set production assistant
Jason Minter .... location manager
Danielle Montalbano .... office production assistant
Marcus Osborne .... set production assistant
Aida Rodgers .... set production assistant
Ron Rodgers .... set production assistant
Ron Rogers .... production assistant
Celeste Sassine .... craft service
Jason Stant .... assistant production coordinator
Spring Sutter .... accountant
Ithiell Yisrael .... set production assistant
 

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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Thoughts from a Touretter's perspective, 2 September 2000
Author: choccobo (darkwing@stanfordalumni.org) from San Francisco, CA

I was late to this movie and only caught the last half, so I stayed at the theater and watched it again.

On the surface, it is a well-acted, poignant story of a single mom, her son with TS, and her romance with a man with TS. Both guys are brilliant jazz musicians. Much of the film is about the pains of coping with TS (with occasional bright spots), and the tics and emotions are very realistic. However, anybody could easily substitute TS with an affliction that constantly causes ridicule, isolation, anger, and bitterness, and embarrassment; an affliction that prevents a person from living a so-called "normal" life.

As a 24-year-old Touretter, the movie just struck me right to the heart, because I was watching myself on film. (The part when the kid faces his father hit me the most.) I could see myself in all three characters: a mother who is frustrated and helpless at helping her son cope with TS (my fears of having kids w/TS), a talented young boy and his self-hatred and despair from having this uncontrollable condition, and the older man and his refusal to confront decades of being thought of as a "weirdo."

I admit that I was crying for most of both showings. TS is by no means the worst medical problem in the world, but its internal conflicts can be very destructive, and they are usually invisible to the outside world, which is quite an ironic juxtaposition to its obvious visible traits (the tics, and the excess and often humorous/gifted energy). This movie does a good job of showing what Touretter's face every single day.

On the 45-mile drive home afterwards, I was just numb. Maybe I was all cried out. Or maybe it was a brief catharsis. Or, maybe, I just wanted some... peace, before the next storm of tics.

-d.

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