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Director:
Writers:
Joyce Carol Oates (stories)
Lisanne Skyler (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
17 September 1999 (Italy) See more »
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Plot:
A chance encounter alters a teenage girl's perception of herself and her outlook on life. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
1 win & 3 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
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Cast

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Heather Matarazzo ... Judith

Zach Braff ... Wesley

David Aaron Baker ... Dr. Clarke

Catherine Anne Hayes ... Large Woman
Craig Anthony Grant ... Ticket Clerk

Michael Weston ... Jimmy
Richard Bright ... Elderly Man

Celia Weston ... Bottle Lady

Bebe Neuwirth ... Trix

Mark Blum ... Darrell

Bo Hopkins ... Officer Caminetto

Tom Gilroy ... Jimmy's Father
Tristine Skyler ... Irene

Sonja Sohn ... Lynn
Richard Alliger ... Blackjack Skeptic (as Rich T. Alliger)

Chris Noth ... Sonny
Kevin Black ... Brady
Dilyn Cassel ... Young Mother

Mary McCormack ... Leila Lee

Jacob Reynolds ... Lamar Pike Jr.

Leo Burmester ... Lamar Pike Sr.

Peggy Gormley ... Leila's Neighbor
Jonathan Hogan ... Trix's Friend
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Jonathan Bray ... Soap Star (uncredited)

Seymour Cassel ... (uncredited)
Michael Rubenstein ... (uncredited)

Directed by
Lisanne Skyler 
 
Writing credits
Joyce Carol Oates (stories from Heat)

Lisanne Skyler (screenplay) and
Tristine Skyler (screenplay)

Produced by
Roger Baerwolf .... co-producer
Larry Estes .... executive producer
Laura Gabbert .... producer
George LaVoo .... producer
Per Melita .... line producer
Scott M. Rosenfelt .... executive producer (as Scott Rosenfelt)
David Skinner .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Michael Brook 
Scooter Pietsch 
 
Cinematography by
Jim Denault 
 
Film Editing by
Julie Janata 
Anthony Sherin 
 
Casting by
Jordan Beswick 
 
Production Design by
Jody Asnes 
 
Art Direction by
Katherine L. Spencer 
 
Set Decoration by
Brian Elwell 
 
Costume Design by
Astrid Brucker 
 
Makeup Department
Susan Reilly LeHane .... makeup artist (as Susan Reilly)
 
Production Management
Per Melita .... unit production manager
Scott Schaffer .... unit manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Michael Lerman .... first assistant director
Michael A. Moffa .... second second assistant director (as Michael Moffa)
Peter Thorell .... second assistant director
 
Sound Department
Antonio L. Arroyo .... sound
Tim Kimmel .... sound effects editor
Jon Mete .... supervising sound editor
Carey Milbradt .... sound editor
Rick Owens .... foley artist
David Ryan .... second boom operator
Jose Torres .... sound recordist: second unit
 
Stunts
Brian Hite .... stunt coordinator
Brian Smyj .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
David Harges .... grip
Scott Miller .... gaffer
Franz Wise .... electrician
 
Music Department
Dave Jordan .... music supervisor (as David Jordan)
 
Other crew
Blake Busby .... graphic artist: titles
Petra Hoebel .... location manager
Kirsten Kearse .... script supervisor
Melody M. .... production coordinator
John Michael Sudol .... key set production assistant
Alex Panagakis .... publicist
Luis Perez .... choreographer
Joice Stewart .... production accountant
Sol Tryon .... production assistant
Sara Tune .... production assistant
Allison Abrams .... stand-in (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Stephen Dickstein .... special thanks
Steven Gorelick .... special thanks
David W. Schoner Jr. .... special thanks
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Getting to Know All About You" - USA (alternative title)
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Runtime:
96 min
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The movie Dreamland, also directed by Lisanne Skyler, appears on a cinema marquee.See more »

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quality film never found its legs, 22 November 2010
Author: Michael Neumann from United States

Scrape together a few thousand dollars, call in a few personal favors, enlist your friends and family to work nights and weekends, and the result might be a movie like this: too small and personal for widespread theatrical release, but ideal for any discriminating cable TV network devoted to showcasing true independent cinema.

The film is set (for the most part) in an upstate New York small town bus station, where every glancing encounter has a story behind it. Private narratives of this sort are what define us to ourselves, and because the screenplay was adapted from the writings of Joyce Carol Oates these particular stories describe a series of downbeat, dysfunctional family dramas.

At some point in its evolution the project might have been intended as a stage play, with the wordy, meaningful script and one-act location (opened up by flashbacks and speculative digressions into the overheard lives of passing strangers) suggesting a small theater piece. Sympathetic characters, natural performances, and a welcome lack of hyperbolic direction make it a quietly devastating experience, but with at least a token glimmer of hope in the final scene to help relieve the often oppressive details. Michael Brook's delicate guitar études add just the right touch of atmosphere.

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