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Writers (WGA):
Allison Anders (written by) &
Kurt Voss (written by)
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Release Date:
10 January 2001 (France) See more »
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It's good, it's funny, it's cute, it's cool. See more (22 total) »


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Jade Gordon ... Gwen

John Taylor ... Clive

Michael Des Barres ... Nick

Martin Kemp ... Jonesy
Larry Klein ... Burt

John Doe ... Carl

Lucinda Jenney ... Kate
Marion Moseley ... In Utero Baby
Veronica Nommenson ... Violet
Elena Nommenson ... Rose
Amelia Nommenson ... Daisy

Ally Sheedy ... Liz
Nicholas Walker ... Masseuse

Rosanna Arquette ... Eva
Jeffrey McDonald ... Kevin (as Jeff McDonald)
Catherine Munro ... Groupie #1

Kristina Hayes ... Groupie #2
Alyse Pozzo ... Groupie #3

Richmond Arquette ... Rick

Lumi Cavazos ... Rosio

Michael E. Rodgers ... Journalist (as Michael Rodgers)

Paige Dylan ... Nerve's Mom
Vincent Berry ... Nerve
Polly Platt ... Maggie

Chris Mulkey ... Aaron
Simon Bonney ... Band Member #1

Kelly Jones ... Band Member #2

Beverly D'Angelo ... Jane

Antonia Bogdanovich ... Maya

Kai Lennox ... Alex
Kadu Lennox ... Monte

Bijou Phillips ... Autograph Girl

Ursula Brooks ... Tracy
Lacey Rodine ... Groupie #4
Philip Tan ... Karate Instructor (as Phillip Tan)

Directed by
Allison Anders 
Kurt Voss 
Writing credits
Allison Anders (written by) &
Kurt Voss (written by)

Produced by
Nancy Griffin .... co-producer
Daniel Hassid .... producer
Nanda Rao .... co-producer
Original Music by
Larry Klein 
Cinematography by
Kristian Bernier (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Chris Figler 
Production Design by
Alyssa Coppelman 
Costume Design by
Anita Cabada 
Makeup Department
Suzan Kaminga .... hair stylist
Tara Woodworth .... assistant hair stylist
Production Management
Nanda Rao .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Marshall Crosby .... first assistant director
Tjardus Greidanus .... second assistant director
Meredith Marshall .... third assistant director
Art Department
Delphine Lafont .... swing gang
Leora Lutz .... property master
Sound Department
Erik Blank .... dialogue editor
Jeff Blehr .... boom operator
Keith Burhans .... dialogue editor
Matthew Forsyth .... adr engineer
Markus Innocenti .... supervising sound editor
Eric Jaffe .... sound effects editor
John Kohlbrenner .... sound effects editor
Heather Leavitt .... adr supervisor
Paul Vik Marshall .... sound mixer
Aletha Rodgers .... sound mixer
Mark A. Rozett .... sound re-recording mixer
Jussi Tegelman .... sound editor
Camera and Electrical Department
Daniel Aranyó .... best boy electric
Rachel Bedner .... camera loader
Simon Bonney .... key grip
Robin Bursey .... second assistant camera
Johnny Buzzerio .... still photographer
Kelly Jones .... gaffer
Erik Kasson .... best boy grip
Rory King .... first assistant camera
Larry Malizia .... electrician
Kyle Rokes .... grip
Allan Gustafsson .... grip (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Kresta Lins .... assistant wardrobe
Editorial Department
Heather J. Morrison .... assistant editor
Gabriela Tollman .... assistant editor
Other crew
Julie Anne Adams .... production accountant (as Julie Adams)
Barry L. Caldwell .... additional script supervisor
Bridget Conrad .... craft service
Dureyshevar .... production coordinator (as Dew Ali)
Jennifer S. Jackson .... script supervisor (as Jennifer Helmuth)
Ramanan .... production assistant
Theresa Schwartzman .... production assistant
Jonny Vasic .... production assistant
James Wilson .... production executive: FilmFour
Shaun Yudelson .... production assistant
Chris Connelly .... thanks
Cameron Crowe .... thanks
Falco .... dedicatee: in loving memory

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Rated R for strong language, some drug content and sexuality
92 min | Argentina:92 min (Mar del Plata Film Festival)
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Liz (Ally Sheedy) is seen reading a book written by "Dr. Kurt Voss, Ph.D." Kurt Voss co-wrote and directed the film.See more »
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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
It's good, it's funny, it's cute, it's cool., 1 March 1999
Author: kelly-51 from SF, CA

I loved it. It's a good movie. Very Allison Anders-y (if you've seen any of her other films, you know she has a distinct style). Little stories told in parallel, sometimes intersecting, sometimes not. There is no Grand Plot, no apocalyptic scene...just characters, people, doing their thing. Kept my interest completely (yes, even in scenes that didn't include John Taylor *wink*) from start to finish, and I refuse to divulge any critical details, because the movie's better if you go into it not knowing too much.

WILL, however, say a few things:

* JT is _really_ good in it! Who knew he'd be such a good actor? Yes, he's playing himself, basically, but still. He does a _great_ job. *Proud Johnfan Moment* :)

* Michael Des Barres is, as usual, delightful and hilarious.

* Martin Kemp employs a kickass Cockney accent (but then, he IS on EastEnders nowadays, and is also quite good.

(who knew these musicians could act?!!)

* The woman who played Tita in the movie "Like Water For Chocolate" is in Sugar Town.

* Allison used real Duranies to play fans in the movie, bless her. One, Alyse, even uses her real name when 'Clive' (played by John) signs an autograph for her.

* some of the dialogue is unintentionally hysterical, because it SO parallels the real lives of the actors-- e.g. Clive remarks to his bandmates that they were all in "seminal bands [of the 80s]", and it is also mentioned later in the film that "in the early 80s, our singer landed no fewer than 42 magazine covers in _one year_...", prompting giggles from me and surely any other fan of 80s pop bands.

What's it ABOUT??? I'm not telling. Surprise is good.

The best line in the movie is Clive's:

"Because on that tour I made a point...of only getting blow jobs."

(he's denying that he had sex with a fan)

(I howled)

K. -- kellygirl

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