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Release Date:
5 March 2000 (USA) See more »
Stranded in a small town, true love prepares a spoiled movie star for the role of a lifetime... herself.
Sydney Clarke is a spoiled famous actress who is shooting a film when she suddenly gets angry and storms off... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Sela Ward ... Sydney Clarke, aka Cheryl Belson
Rebecca Jenkins ... Joyce McMurphy

Andrew Jackson ... Ryan Steele

Jane Curtin ... Fran

John Slattery ... Ben Cameron

Carlo Rota ... Harry Goldberg

Vince Corazza ... Pete Cameron (as Vincent Corazza)

Nigel Bennett ... Carter Hale
Rhonda McLean ... CeeCee Cameron
Cliff Saunders ... Otis

Kathryn MacLellan ... Brenda
Karl Pruner ... Dick Baker
Dave Nichols ... Richard
Brock Ward ... Walter
Leslie Carlson ... Man at Station
Susan Quinn ... Make-up Girl (as Susan Dalton)

Melanie Nicholls-King ... Ginger
Mark Graham ... Victor

Patricia Zentilli ... Allison Hampton
Leslie Graham ... Sydney's Stand-In

Billy Khoury ... George
Sally Holst ... Fan
John Allen MacLean ... Puck (as John Allen McLean)
Brandon McCarvell ... Child Actor
Leo Jessome ... Passerby

Brian Jamieson ... Kirby
John Harold Cail ... Man at Nurse Station
Sherry Devanney ... Sydney's Assistant (as Cherie Devanney)
Andrew MacVicar ... Jimmy Baker
Martha Irving ... Otis' Wife
Jon K. Loverin ... Sweeney
Mark A. Owen ... Beefy Worker (as Mark Owen)
Carroll Godsman ... Sweeney's Wife
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Darcy Lindzon ... Steel Mill Worker

Directed by
Bob Clark 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Josh Goldstein  screenplay
Josh Goldstein  story
Paul Eric Myers 
Jonathan Prince  screenplay
Jonathan Prince  story

Produced by
Carole Bloom .... executive producer
Tracey Dodokin .... producer
David McLeod .... producer
Sandie Pereira .... line producer
Judy Ranan .... supervising producer
Joseph Singer .... producer
Sela Ward .... executive producer
Original Music by
Mark Pont 
Paul Zaza 
Cinematography by
Miklós Lente 
Film Editing by
Stan Cole 
Casting by
Tina Gerussi 
Amy Lippens 
Production Design by
Wendy Morrow 
Set Decoration by
Tom Alway 
Costume Design by
Mary E. McLeod 
Production Management
Kimberly A. Dickens .... production manager: second unit
Lisa Kalushner .... post-production supervisor
Sandie Pereira .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ricky Friedman .... first assistant director (as Richard Friedman)
Louise Renault .... second assistant director
Art Department
Teresita Doucet .... property master
Laura MacNutt .... assistant art director
Terry Quennell .... draftsman
Gabriele Schnutgen .... head scenic artist
Chris Sibley-Hale .... stand-by carpenter
Sound Department
Sylvain Arseneault .... boom operator
Marc H. Beaulieu .... sound
Paul Shikata .... sound effects editor
Orest Sushko .... re-recording mixer
Special Effects by
Gary Coates .... special effects coordinator
Randy Boliver .... stunt coordinator
Sandra Cole .... stunt double
Camera and Electrical Department
Forbes MacDonald .... camera operator
Robert J. Petrie .... gaffer
Jordan Schella .... electrician
Lawrence Willett .... electrician
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jennifer Ellis .... costume set supervisor
Constance Moerman .... costumer
Editorial Department
David Crozier .... assistant editor
Ed Ham .... on-line editor
Location Management
Khalid Banoujaafar .... location manager
Mohamed Benhmamane .... location manager
Jasan Sherman .... location manager
Music Department
Peter Breiner .... conductor
Transportation Department
Kristin Arason .... driver: cast
Helen Taylor .... driver
Other crew
Josée Brodeur .... production accountant
Richard Colp .... craft service
Lyne DuFort .... assistant: Mr. Clark
Leslie Graham .... stand-in
Phil Hatcher .... production assistant
Tracey Hatcher .... assistant production coordinator
Kurt Miles Joudrey .... production assistant
Lisa Shamata .... unit publicist
Kim Stewart .... production secretary
Darren Winter .... security coordinator
Chris Brown .... production assistant (uncredited)

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Spain:97 min | USA:120 min (including commercials)
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6 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
Inoffensive fare... doesn't mean it's good., 8 May 2001
Author: Tom May ( from United Kingdom

This effort is routinely - if not garishly, more's the pity - formulaic in its plot, situation and characters. It is certainly bland and bears the standard airbrushed feel-goodery of the bland-B-Picture, the TV-Movie. It is only really worth a few marks for a *relatively* fair script, performances with just a pinch of life, and it is slightly less annoying than the worst of its kind, or indeed many of the more successful U.S. 'blockbuster' pictures of today. I felt it could maybe have been a bit more economical and kept the running time down below 80 minutes; after all, do I really want to watch this general sort of insipidity for half an hour, let alone 90-120 minutes...!? And, obviously, I would rather the scriptwriters had thrown their weight behind a few more quirks or added even any emotional depth.

Acting is far from awful, a la "Showgirls" or "Starship Troopers"; it is merely competent if bland, much like a middling TV soap. The main character Sydney Clarke is played by Sela Ward, who just about manages to carry this TVM; she is an inept actress who simply undergoes a change of pace in her life for a while. Yes... this is scintallating stuff, I mark ye! ;) Ward does play her character with some charm, making her likable and wispy, even if she fits resolutely into the ultimately saccharine world of the film. Ward, an older actress at 43 when she played this 36-year-old uses perhaps that extra experience to treat the whole thing on occasion with a dry levity - the scene where Sydney ineptly renders a Shakespeare soliloquy is admittedly fun, after a fashion.

To be frank, as a picture, this is quite forgettable, but certainly not due too much criticism; 'tis after all, small-fry, though unfortunately these things do get quite regular showings on UK TV - Channel 5 most likely, but not just - during the afternoon. This is explicitly not a film - or TVM - to go out of one's way for, or indeed stay in for. It isn't even quite worth a sole viewing on TV, despite the dainty turn of Sela Ward, who is just about the only performer to show signs of jocund life. Who, indeed, wants to fully take this whole story seriously, who is not part of its U.S. TV target-audience? No... I thought I didn't see any hands up at the back, ladies, fellers, felons... ;)

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