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Nurse Betty -- Comedy about a widow's post-traumatic obsession with a soap star.

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Director:
Writers (WGA):
John C. Richards (story)
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Release Date:
8 September 2000 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
She's chasing a dream... they're chasing her. See more »
Plot:
Comedy about a widow's post-traumatic obsession with a soap star. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
Won Golden Globe. Another 5 wins & 13 nominations See more »
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An underrated movie on how people sometimes don't see the difference between reality and fiction See more (261 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Morgan Freeman ... Charlie

Renée Zellweger ... Betty Sizemore

Chris Rock ... Wesley

Greg Kinnear ... Dr. David Ravell

Aaron Eckhart ... Del Sizemore

Tia Texada ... Rosa Hernandez

Crispin Glover ... Roy Ostery

Pruitt Taylor Vince ... Ballard

Allison Janney ... Lyla Branch

Kathleen Wilhoite ... Sue Ann Rogers

Elizabeth Mitchell ... Chloe Jensen
Susan Barnes ... Darlene

Harriet Sansom Harris ... Ellen

Sung Hi Lee ... Jasmine

Laird Macintosh ... Dr. Lonnie Walsh

Steven Gilborn ... Blake

Jenny Gago ... Mercedes

Sheila Kelley ... Joyce

Matthew Cowles ... Merle
Wayne Tippit ... Doctor
George Wallace ... Grandfather (as George D. Wallace)
Lesley Woods ... Grandmother

Cynthia Martells ... Chief Nurse

Alfonso Freeman ... ER Doctor

Kevin Rahm ... Friend #1

Steven Culp ... Friend #2

Deborah May ... Gloria Walsh

Max Murphy ... Studio Guard (as Michael Murphy)
Tina Smith ... Waitress
T.J. Kennedy ... Cook (as Mike Kennedy)
Irene Olga López ... Rosa's Mother (as Irene Olga Lopez)

Steve Franken ... Administrator

Kelwin Hagen ... Deputy
Josh Dotson ... Parking Valet (as Joshua Dotson)
Donna Hardy ... Woman Patient (as Dona Hardy)
Paul Threlkeld ... Grip
José Vásquez ... Gang Member (as Jose Vasquez)
Jack Jacobson ... Stagehand

Elaine Corral Kendall ... Anchor (as Elaine Corral-Kendall)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Stacy Haiduk ... Soap Opera Nurse (scenes deleted)

Christopher McDonald ... Duane Cooley (scenes deleted)

Michelle Carmen Gomez ... Woman at Bar (uncredited)
Toby Linz ... Sue Ann's Son (uncredited)
Hillary Straney ... Woman in Hotel (uncredited)

Jenny Wade ... Diner Waitress (uncredited)
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Directed by
Neil LaBute 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
John C. Richards (story)

John C. Richards (screenplay) &
James Flamberg (screenplay)

Produced by
Moritz Borman .... executive producer
Steve Golin .... producer
W. Mark McNair .... associate producer
Gail Mutrux .... producer
Stephen Pevner .... executive producer
Albert M. Shapiro .... associate producer (as Albert Shapiro)
Chris Sievernich .... executive producer
Philip Steuer .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Rolfe Kent 
 
Cinematography by
Jean-Yves Escoffier  (as Jean Yves Escoffier)
 
Film Editing by
Joel Plotch 
Steven Weisberg 
 
Casting by
Heidi Levitt 
Monika Mikkelsen 
 
Production Design by
Charles William Breen  (as Charles Breen)
 
Art Direction by
Gary Diamond 
 
Set Decoration by
Jeffrey Kushon 
 
Costume Design by
Lynette Meyer 
 
Makeup Department
Deena Adair .... hair stylist: Mr. Freeman
Andre Blaise .... key hair stylist (as André Blaise)
Colleen Callaghan .... hair stylist: Ms. Zellweger
Lisa Deveaux .... makeup artist: Mr. Rock
Michael Hancock .... makeup artist: Mr. Freeman (as Michael A. Hancock)
Desne J. Holland .... key makeup artist (as Desne Holland)
Sharon Ilson .... makeup artist: Ms. Zellweger
Sharon Ilson .... makeup department head
Scott Julion .... hair stylist: Mr. Rock
Tracey Levy .... makeup artist
Debra-Lee Davidson .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Mary Kim .... makeup effects crew: Cannom Creations (uncredited)
Keith VanderLaan .... makeup effects producer: Cannom Creations (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Tim Clawson .... unit production manager
Fabiomassimo Dell'Orco .... production manager: Rome
Steven Kaminsky .... post-production supervisor
Marion Douglas .... executive in charge of production (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Phil Hardage .... second second assistant director (as Philip L. Hardage)
Susan J. Hellmann .... second assistant director
Enrico Mastracchi Manes .... first assistant director: Rome
Albert M. Shapiro .... first assistant director (as Albert Shapiro)
Philip Steuer .... second unit director
Filippo Fassetta .... second assistant director: Rome (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Henry Alberti .... set designer
Nancy M. Bates .... assistant property master
Tracy Farrington .... property master
Robert Loyal Good .... assistant property master
Werner Hoetzinger .... set dresser
Heidi Hublou-Nunnally .... set dresser (as Heidi Hublou)
Paul A. Minitello .... lead scenic (as Paul Minitello)
Melissa Mollo .... graphic designer
Fred Paulsen .... set dresser (as Fred M. Paulsen)
Rhonda Paynter .... on-set dresser
Richard Puga .... stand-by painter
Jimmy Simeone .... set dresser
Stan Tropp .... set designer
Daniel Turk .... construction coordinator (as Dan Turk)
Larry J. White II .... lead man
Ron Ashmore .... scenic foreman (uncredited)
Cosmas A. Demetriou .... assistant art director (uncredited)
Sara Gardner-Gail .... buyer (uncredited)
John Sweeney .... assistant property master (uncredited)
Danny L. Turk .... carpenter (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Bruce Barris .... sound effects librarian
Bob Beher .... supervising foley editor
Thor Benitez .... adr recordist
Felipe Borrero .... sound mixer
Lance Brown .... sound designer
Lance Brown .... sound re-recording mixer
Eddie Bydalek .... sound recordist
Thomas Cunliffe .... boom operator (as Thomas M. Cunliffe)
Chris David .... sound re-recording mixer
Shawn Egan .... assistant sound editor
Thom 'Coach' Ehle .... stereo sound consultant: Dolby
Tony Flores .... assistant sound engineer
Benjamin Ing .... stereo sound consultant: SDDS
John Keating .... stereo sound consultant: DTS
Shawn Kennelly .... adr mixer
Shawn Kennelly .... foley mixer
Steve Mann .... sound editor
Michael A. Morongell .... sound re-recording engineer
Steve Nelson .... sound editor
Anthony Ortiz-Quinones .... sound utility
Joan Rowe .... foley artist
Sean Rowe .... foley artist
Chris Staszak .... adr recordist
Becky Sullivan .... supervising adr editor
Eric Thompson .... adr mixer
Eric Thompson .... foley mixer
Robert Troy .... sound editor
Tim Tuchrello .... assistant sound editor
Donald L. Warner Jr. .... sound editor
Aaron D. Weisblatt .... sound editor
Bernard Weiser .... sound editor
Richard E. Yawn .... supervising sound editor
Anthony Ortiz .... boom operator (uncredited)
Aaron Rihel .... sound transferer (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Larz Anderson .... special effects coordinator
Shea Clayton .... on set artist: Captive Audience Productions
Rick Bongiovanni .... special effects crew: Cannom Creations (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Liz Radley .... video & computer graphics supervisor (as Elizabeth Radley)
Patrick Clancey .... effects compositor of video playback material (uncredited)
Kurt Hall .... video consultant (uncredited)
Rafael Macho .... title designer (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Simone Boisseree .... stunts (as Simmone Boissereé)
Charlie Brewer .... stunt coordinator
Kelly Brown .... stunts
William H. Burton Jr. .... stunts (as Billy Burton Jr.)
Mike Ceballos .... stunts
Leonard Creer Jr. .... stunts (as Leo Creer Jr.)
Tim Gilbert .... stunts
Jack Gill .... stunts
Steve Holladay .... stunts (as Steve Holaday)
Mike Ryan .... stunts
Kevin Scott .... stunts
Scott Workman .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Michael Bauman .... gaffer
Bruce Birmelin .... still photographer
Martin Bosworth .... rigging gaffer
Robin Bursey .... camera loader
Michael Cassidy .... second assistant camera (as Mike Cassidy)
Michael A. Chavez .... camera operator (as Michael Chavez)
David Diamond .... rigging best boy electric
Oscar Gomez .... rigging best boy grip
Jorge H. Guzman .... key grip
Al Lieberman .... rigging key grip
Dean Lyras .... director of photography: second unit
Mark Marchetti .... best boy electric
Todd McMullen .... first assistant camera
Eric L. Roberts .... video assist operator (as Eric Roberts)
Paul Threlkeld .... dolly grip
Scott Wells .... best boy grip (as Scott 'Thumper' Wells)
David A. Armstrong .... daily first assistant camera (uncredited)
Kevin Brown .... rigging lighting technician (uncredited)
Mark Burnett .... video engineer (uncredited)
Dale Carlson .... video camera (uncredited)
Frank Endewardt .... set lighting technician (uncredited)
Jamal J. Farley .... electrician (uncredited)
Bob Gorelick .... Steadicam operator (uncredited)
R. Dana Harlow .... grip (uncredited)
Adam Kimmerlin .... camera intern (uncredited)
Dan Kneece .... additional Steadicam operator (uncredited)
Dan Kneece .... additional camera operator (uncredited)
Steven Mann .... camera operator: "b" camera (uncredited)
Andy Young .... rigging grip (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Leah Buono .... casting assistant
Brett Greenstein .... casting assistant
Barbara Harris .... adr voice casting
Rich King .... extras casting (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jennifer Dozier .... costumer (as Jennifer Rae Dozier)
Mynka Draper .... costumer
Shari Gray .... costume supervisor (as Shari D. Gary)
Kelli Stallings .... assistant costume designer
 
Editorial Department
Wade Bartlett .... assistant editor (as 'Ice' Wade Bartlett)
Joseph C. Bond IV .... associate editor
Mo Henry .... negative cutter
Emily Palmer .... post-production assistant
Tom Sartori .... colorist: video mastering
Randy Trager .... assistant editor
Dan Valliere .... color timer
Laura Lee Bong .... assistant editor (uncredited)
Sandra Grubb .... first assistant editor (uncredited)
Dwight Raymond .... conforming editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Tony Blondal .... orchestrator
Tim Boyle .... score mixer
Tim Boyle .... score recordist
James Flamberg .... additional music editor
Tod Holcomb .... additional music editor
Frankie Pine .... music supervisor
Nick South .... music editor
William T. Stromberg .... conductor (as Bill Stromberg)
Kerry Wikstrom .... additional orchestrator
David Sabee .... orchestra contractor (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Michael Brum .... transportation co-captain
Rick Mercier .... transportation captain (as Richard Mercier)
Antonio Molina .... transportation coordinator (as Antonio M. Molina)
Jerry A. Oliveri .... picture car captain
Mark Brown .... driver: production van (uncredited)
Everett Everett .... driver (uncredited)
J. Armin Garza II .... driver: camera car (uncredited)
Robert Gaskill .... driver: Mr. Freeman (uncredited)
Roger Wooge .... transportation (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Alexa Alden .... script supervisor
Gina Amoroso .... assistant: Mr. Golin
Paul Ballon .... assistant accountant (as Paul J. Ballon)
Michael S. Baumohl .... unit publicist
Jeff Bilger .... set production assistant
Garrett Brodie .... assistant: Mr. Golin
Jules Carideo .... assistant: Ms. Mutrux (as Julie Carideo)
Shelley Curtis .... technical advisor: soap opera (as Shelly Curtis)
Nour Dardari .... production accountant
Matt DiFranco .... assistant production coordinator
Georgia Evangelatos .... craft service
Peter Evangelatos .... craft service
Zachary Gamburg .... assistant: Mr. LaBute
Karen Ruth Getchell .... production coordinator
Elizabeth Gilman .... production assistant
Susan Giordano .... assistant accountant (as Susan L. Giordano)
Dan Gorman .... assistant location manager
Jeff Gross .... assistant: Mr. Steuer
Robert Hepburn .... set medic (as Robert 'Sarge' Hepburn)
Mary Holliday .... set production assistant
Robert E. Kay .... set production assistant (as Robert E. Kay)
Enrico Latella .... location manager: Rome
Ute Leonhardt .... production services: Rome
Kali Londono .... assistant: Mr. Rock (as Kali Londoño)
Jadi McCurdy .... set production assistant
Smriti Mundhra .... production assistant
John Panzarella .... location manager
Quentin Pierre .... assistant: Mr. Freeman
Marco Valerio Pugini .... production services: Rome
Ashley M. Rogers .... assistant: Ms. Zellweger (as Ashley Rogers)
Leslie Thorson .... assistant location manager
Christopher Vitale .... production assistant
Dave Yrueta .... assistant location manager (as David Yrueta)
Damien Breen .... production assistant (uncredited)
Lorenzo Caccialanza .... dubbed voice (uncredited)
Kyle Cooper .... executive producer: main title sequence (uncredited)
Paul Hargrave .... executive location manager: Propaganda Films (uncredited)
Harvey Lowry .... operations manager: Captive Audience Productions (uncredited)
Melissa Park .... stand-in: Renee Zelwegger (uncredited)
Volker Schauz .... production executive (uncredited)
Eric Smith .... title designer (uncredited)
Miles Teves .... sculptor: Cannom Creations (uncredited)
Shea Varge .... production assistant (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Stephen Dickstein .... thanks
Michael Kuhn .... thanks
 
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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Betty Sizemore" - Japan (English title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for strong violence, pervasive language and a scene of sexuality
Runtime:
110 min
Country:
Language:
Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:

Did You Know?

Trivia:
The house on the hill that David/Greg takes Betty during their date is the same house, which featured in Why Do Fools Fall in Love (1998)See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Betty gets to her friend's house after being questioned at the police station, the blankets covering her in bed change drastically.See more »
Quotes:
Ellen:So, where are you headed, Betty?
Betty Sizemore:Los Angeles, California!
Betty Sizemore:And you called your friend and she's telling you not to go?
[Betty nods, regretfully]
Ellen:When I went to Europe, my friends told me I was crazy.
Betty Sizemore:Europe? *The* Europe? God, this is my first time out of Kansas!
Ellen:I should call you Dorothy.
[they both laugh]
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Soundtrack:
Whatever Will Be, Will Be (Que Séra, Séra)See more »

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30 out of 36 people found the following review useful.
An underrated movie on how people sometimes don't see the difference between reality and fiction, 6 January 2005
Author: Philip Van der Veken from Tessenderlo, Belgium

Nurse Betty is really an interesting movie. I guess we all know someone who is so convinced that the characters in a soap opera are real, that you can't explain them with any means that these are just actors and not real persons.

'Nurse Betty' isn't a nurse at all. In real life she is an ordinary housewife who works at a diner. To escape from her awful husband and the problems in her miserable life, she has become a very dedicated fan of a soap opera. After she witnessed her husband being murdered, she goes into some kind of a shock and she loses all grip on reality. She thinks she's in love with one of the characters from the soap opera, a doctor, and decides that she'll visit him and start a family with him. The hit men however think that she knows too much and go after her to kill her.

As I already said, the subject is quite recognizable (if you leave the professional hit men and the murder out of it) and the movie was funny. The story was well directed and the actors did a fine job. It had everything I always want to see when watching a comedy. I give it a 7.5/10.

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