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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:
Subtlety and sincerity and a great sense of time and place 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:
John Shea and Margaret Colin also play a divorced couple in Gossip Girl.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:
[following Sebastian's bender]
Henrietta:So tell me about your adventure.
Sebastian:I can't remember anything.
Henrietta:That's going to make a hell of a novel. 300 blank pages.
Sebastian:Shut up.
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Movie Connections:
References Enter the Dragon (1973)See more »
Soundtrack:
Blank GenerationSee more »

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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Subtlety and sincerity and a great sense of time and place, 1 February 2001
Author: ryates from Canada

Rarely does a film capture with any kind of authenticity the subtleties of the qualities of a particular time and place. When it does so it is something that can be appreciated not for standing out from the story but for becoming integral to the fabric of the narrative. The "Adventures of Sebastian Cole" achieves this rare unity of time, place, character and story and it does so in the most unassuming way. The atmosphere of Sebastian's world is undeniably one of normalcy and yet it is also undeniably beautiful and rich with possibilities for anything. In this world even the smallest of pleasures, the smallest of adventures takes on a sublime quality and seems ready to infect the future of the character with an understanding and appreciation of his youth. We can appreciate everything about this story for being small and unassuming and yet alive. Sebastian's confusion and "posing" seem somehow sincere and he remains likeable as the protagonist. As the story unfolds, watching Sebastian Cole lead his life of adventure, no one could possibly feel unable to identify. There is something very genuine in the story and lives of the characters. At the same time there is a deep sense of loss, of delusion, of dislocation. There is something intangible about this film, something that goes beyond story and plot. The characters are both likeable and despicable. The acting is almost flawless and a pleasure to watch, Clark Gregg is never over the top in his role as Hank/Henrietta. There is very little moralizing, very little hitting over the head with a message. The story is presented as a slice of life and we are allowed to fill in the blanks and make judgments for ourselves. It is, overall, a film that reminds you a life is always a complicated, disappointing and wonderful thing and always what you make it.

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