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Tod Williams (written by)
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Plot:
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:
There's only one good thing about this film. 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)
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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:
Errors in geography: Though set in Dutchess County, NY, most of the locations shown are actually in neighboring Ulster County, NY (e.g. the liquor store is in Kingston, NY - the high school is Onteora Jr/Sr High in Boiceville, NY)See more »
Quotes:
Mary:You taste sour.
Sebastian Cole:You taste sweet.
Mary:I am sweet.
Sebastian Cole:Well, I'm sour.
Mary:I don't mind.
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Movie Connections:
Spoofs The Karate Kid (1984)See more »
Soundtrack:
The Breakup SongSee more »

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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
There's only one good thing about this film., 22 July 2002
Author: (llihilloh)

I expected a lot more out of this film. The preview looked interesting so I decided to check it out. Bottom line is that "The Adventures of Sebastian Cole" only had one decent thing: Adrian Grenier.

I really like Grenier and found his performance to be very pleasing. The character is designed well, but everything else sort of just drifts along through the duration of the movie. Clark Gregg is really good, but I don't think that his character was explained too well. I mean there's not too much to explain; he wants to become a woman. Still, something was missing.

The obvious low budget of the film was nice to see. I enjoyed that the movie was filmed on just a script (a bad one at that) and just a few actors. It was a nice change.

While the main idea of the film was actually okay, it became disappointing to see a lot of scenes that had nothing to do with it just thrown in here and there. Like I said, the script looked promising and I must say that I was interested where director Tod Williams was headed, but it was basically a very slow movie with not too good of dialogue.

"Sebastian" started to look good towards the end, but again, it fell right back down into a hole. The acting was mostly good, the writing is in need of some work, yet the budget of the film helped it out in the long run.

I would recommend this to someone if they wanted to watch a quiet movie with a strong lead character, but other than that I would stay away. Personally, I wouldn't watch it twice.

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