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Tod Williams (written by)
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In June, 1983, in Dutchess County, New York, Sebastian Cole joins his mother, step-father, and sister for dinner... See more » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
4 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
From the diaries of a teenage loser -- Forgettable! See more (25 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Adrian Grenier ... Sebastian Cole

Clark Gregg ... Hank / Henrietta Rossi

Aleksa Palladino ... Mary

Margaret Colin ... Joan Cole

John Shea ... Hartley

Marni Lustig ... Jessica Cole

Joan Copeland ... Grandmother
Tom Lacy ... Grandfather

Gabriel Macht ... Troy

Herbert Russell ... Wayne (as Russel Harper)
Greg Haberny ... Jimmy Bogardus

Peter McRobbie ... Principal

Merritt Wever ... Susan

Marisol Padilla Sánchez ... Woman In Desert

Rory Cochrane ... Chinatown

Levon Helm ... Juvie Bob

Famke Janssen ... Fiona

Tennison Hightower ... Anne

Nicole Ari Parker ... Nurse Jenny
Graeme Malcolm ... John
Dan Tedlie ... Hall Monitor

Miguel Nájera ... Man In Desert
Jane Jensen ... Nightclub Girl
C.S. O'Brien ... Batting Cage Guy
Nikki Liberti ... Waitress

Joe Lisi ... Concrete Guy

Tod Williams ... Liquor Store Guy (as Kip Williams)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Joseph C. Felece ... Gym Teacher (uncredited)

Francis Maiorino ... Gator (uncredited)

Directed by
Tod Williams 
 
Writing credits
Tod Williams (written by)

Produced by
Karen Barber .... producer
Jasmine Kosovic .... producer
 
Original Music by
Elizabeth Swados 
 
Cinematography by
John Foster 
 
Film Editing by
Affonso Gonçalves 
 
Casting by
Ann Goulder 
 
Costume Design by
Eric Daman 
 
Makeup Department
Kerrie R. Plant .... key makeup artist
 
Production Management
Kendall McCarthy .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Neil Daly .... assistant director
Jeff Huston .... second assistant director
Russell Parr .... second second assistant director
Guy H. Rocourt II .... first assistant director
Duncan White .... first assistant director: additional photography
 
Art Department
John K. Berry .... grip: Los Angeles
Heather Dunbar .... set dresser
Kyle Kinsella .... property master
Riel Paley .... set dresser
 
Sound Department
Tom Efinger .... sound
Robert Fernandez .... sound
Amishjim Schulze .... boom operator
Thomas Varga .... sound mixer
Thomas Varga .... sound
Damian Volpe .... sound editor
 
Stunts
Jeffrey Lee Gibson .... stunt coordinator (as Jeffery Gibson)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Nicholas R. Bell .... third grip
Paul Burns .... Steadicam operator
Casey Campbell .... gaffer
Riad Deeb .... grip
Kate Fix .... second assistant camera
Alan Jacobsen .... gaffer: Los Angeles
Tom Jensen .... first assistant camera: Los Angeles
Adam Silver .... electrician
Jason Summers .... first assistant camera
 
Casting Department
Rebecca L. Murray .... casting assistant
 
Editorial Department
Jim Finn .... negative cutter
Harry Muller .... color timer
 
Music Department
Buck Damon .... music consultant
Lynn Geller .... music supervisor
Amanda Scheer-Demme .... music supervisor
 
Other crew
Jennifer Latham .... location manager
Francis Maiorino .... key set assistant
Ted Roach .... production coordinator: Los Angeles
Maureen Tuohy .... script supervisor
 
Thanks
Ted Hope .... special thanks
Cole Sebastian .... special thanks
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for language and crude sexual references, and for some substance abuse
Runtime:
99 min
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Trivia:
Featured in The Strokes music video for "Hard to Explain".See more »
Goofs:
Audio/visual unsynchronized: When Sebastian has his accident you hear the tires squealing, but he is clearly driving on a dirt road.See more »
Quotes:
Sebastian Cole:First I have to live a little so I have something to write about.
Henrietta Cole:So, for the time being, you're just going to live a little?
Sebastian Cole:No, I'm going to live a lot.
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Movie Connections:
Spoofs The Karate Kid (1984)See more »
Soundtrack:
BitterSee more »

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5 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
From the diaries of a teenage loser -- Forgettable!, 8 October 2004
Author: mdm-11 from United States

This should be re-named "Everybody Loves Sebastian". The 1983 rural go-nowhere town high school junior (or senior? - they seemed to flip flop on that one) with weird hair and "Leo-like" good looks has a big plate full of issues. His step-dad announces definite plans to have a sex-change operation, upon which his mom calls the marriage quits; Sebastian is called the "f" word by everyone and their mother, all-the-while "kissing around" with various girls, getting high on Ready-Whip at a supermarket, and saving a "strawberry" prostitute from the clutches of her ruthless pimp.

Sebastian's "buddies" make Eddie Haskal look like a choir boy; bad association doesn't get much worse. Sebastian seems to go for "Harold's" suicide attempts record (although he won't admit suicidal tendanccies). For no apparent reason the genius level SAT scoring Sebastian MUST graduate a year early, although he has no clue about the future, nor does he want to attend college (what gives with this nonsense?).

This film is a look into a few weeks in the life of someone who is PRETTY MESSED UP. The final scene suggests that things will be alright, although the HOW is left entirely up to the viewer.

The makers of this film seem to bank solely on the undisputed appeal of the very attractive male lead. The "story" leaves a lot to be desired. Looking for "what will this gorgeous kid do next...?" doesn't exactly satisfy. The lackluster production values just don't measure up to other films, independent or otherwise. A low budget and weak story need more than a pretty face to carry it through. The "results" of this project are forgettable and an insult to intelligent cinema fans.

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