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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:
Interesting but ultimately a let down 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:
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:
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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Soundtrack:
Whole Wide WorldSee more »

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2 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Interesting but ultimately a let down, 2 January 2001
Author: mlkofkim (mlkofkim@aol.com) from Philly

This well regarded (critically) movie seemed very promising as a character study of young Sebatian Cole and his Step "father/mother", the pre-op transexual Hank/Henrietta. While there certainly were interesting issues and very well acted roles the film is ultimately let down by its own story line and character.

We come to seriously dislike Sebastian, our "hero". He goes from an engaging young man who is lost but obviously intelligent to a young punk who makes decisions for himself and his life that are totally illogical and out of character. Very well acted by Adrian Grenier but sadly unlovable.

Hank's character is the one we come to enjoy and admire. In a rough rural area to chose to become a woman is a unique and obviously dangerous decision, especially when you take into account his wife and her 2 children. A courageous decision that doesn't appear to detract from Hank's/Henrietta's very strong morality and view of what is ruight or wrong in life.

A bold attempt of a movie but by the end I just didn't care.

Try again.

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