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Carrie Aizley ... Jocelyn Silverberg

Jennifer Aniston ... Clove
Layne Beamer ... Cop

Andrea Bendewald ... Dust
Ingrid Berg ... Choreographer
Brian Blondell ... Mr. Ledbetter
Tom Booker ... Wet Underwear Contestant

Megan Cavanagh ... Mrs. Ledbetter

Margaret Cho ... Asia Blue / Terry
Jerry Collins ... Tom Phillips (as Tom Jerry Collins)

David Cross ... Tommy Dantsbury
Kristin Dailey ... Swing Choir Member

Bruce Daniels ... Randall Overbee

Diane Delano ... Sgt. Dot Jenkins

Joe Dietl ... Royce Cannon

Tate Donovan ... Simon

Illeana Douglas ... Julia Bullock

Nora Dunn ... Sandy Delongpre

Christine Elise ... Darby
Bill Escudier ... Flower Delivery Guy

Will Ferrell ... Darren Clark
Wayzaro Foster ... Girl at Party
Loretta Fox ... Kelly Daneen

Janeane Garofalo ... Joyce Wintergarden-Dingle
David Green ... Swing Choir Member
Rob Helms ... Kevin Langstrom
Jessica Hughes ... Julie

Melanie Hutsell ... Yvette Evy

Michael Irpino ... Chauncey Ledbetter
Marcus Jacques ... Clerk
Jimmy Jatho ... Skin Head Inmate
Kathy Jensen ... Suzy Pleasent

Bob Joles ... Mr. Langstrom

Laura Kightlinger ... Amber Jean Rose

Promise LaMarco ... Script Supervisor

Phil LaMarr ... Jimmy 'Licorice Whip' Wilson
Joe Liss ... M.C.

Anne Meara ... Mrs. Langstrom
Rodney Munoz ... Hispanic Inmate

Joel Murray ... Bartender
Lizzy Murray ... Leslie

Mike Myers ... Tim Broderick

Taylor Negron ... Stewart Sterling

Shane Nickerson ... Extra #1

Brett Paesel ... Karen Hill

Sam Pancake ... Randy Nephews

Jason Priestley ... Hunter Green
Jeff Rago ... Triple Threat

Mary Lynn Rajskub ... Suzy Smokestack

Andy Richter ... Ken Irpine
Jeff Rosenthal ... Donald Elkins

Robin Ruzan ... Tammy Broderick

David Schwimmer ... Kelly Goodish / J.T.

Rusty Schwimmer ... Nora Finkelheimer

Molly Shannon ... Aanl

Sarah Thyre ... Diane Edbetter-Irpine

Maura Tierney ... Suzanne

Pat Towne ... Richard Hill (as Patrick Towne)

Vincent Ventresca ... Bob
Kate Vogt ... Customer

Tuc Watkins ... Ted

Mari Weiss ... Librarian

Kevin West ... Father Barnes
Emily Whitesell ... Betty Sanford

Susan Yeagley ... Chauncey's New Wife

David Youse ... Larry

Ben Zook ... Faggles / Mr. Wintergarden

Directed by
Joe Dietl 
Michael Irpino 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Joe Dietl 
Michael Irpino 

Produced by
Steve Bulzoni .... executive producer
Brett W. Nemeroff .... producer
Bobby Rossini .... producer
Robert Rossini .... producer
Stafford Smith .... producer
Cinematography by
Alex Vendler 
Film Editing by
Nicholas Eliopoulos 
Production Management
Stafford Smith .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Scott Wartham .... first assistant director
Art Department
Mark Beam .... artwork
Sound Department
Trip Brock .... supervising sound editor
Lance Brown .... sound re-recording mixer
Camera and Electrical Department
Ilya Lyudmirsky .... first assistant camera
Steve Yedlin .... gaffer
Music Department
Ilene 'RC' Arciaga .... music supervisor
Other crew
Chuck Saculla .... choreographer
Chris Smernes .... script supervisor
Peter Dana .... special thanks


Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Pink Pink Line" - Japan (English title)
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Japan:106 min
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20 out of 39 people found the following review useful.
I Can't Believe It Got Big Name Actors., 5 July 2000
Author: valmont-11 ( from Melbourne, Australia

This was a last resort for me. I had seen everything else at the video store so I got this, and that was my first mistake. Instead of seeing something I had seen 100 times before that was actually enjoyable like "Fight Club" or even "Muppets from Space", I decided to hire something I hadn't seen before. Surveying the cover seeing the names such as Mike Myers, Janeane Garofalo, Jennifer Aniston, David Schwimmer, Illeana Douglas and Jason Priestly, I was expecting a half way decent movie, that was my second mistake. This movie tries so hard to be subtly funny that it forces its "comedy" in front of the viewer and poses the question "Aren't we funny for being so subtle with our comedy" In a word: No. This movie has a very strong parallel to "Waiting for Guffman": A closeted gay creative type, a motley crew of entertainers and quirky characters, however that is where the parallels finish, for you see "Waiting For Guffman" is a witty non hollywood movie that has some familiar faces and subtle comedy, "The Thin Pink Line" is full of hollywood celebs which the makers seem to load in to try and make up for a very tedious unfunny 101 minutes.Sure there are some lines which envoke a chuckle or a brief belly laugh, but unfortunately, a weak script with a predictable ending as well as an overly eager cast it just doesnt quite gel. The highest score I could give this movie is 2 out of 10, I feel like sending a condolence wreath to the director with a note attached reading "Saw the latest movie, my deepest sympathies"

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