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Director:
Writers (WGA):
Randall Jahnson (story)
Randall Jahnson (screenplay) ...
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Genre:
Tagline:
The boulevard of sex, drugs and rock'n'roll. See more »
Plot:
A comedy that takes place during 24 hours on Sunset Strip in 1972. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
User Reviews:
Mirror, mirror, on the wall. See more (19 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Simon Baker ... Michael Scott

Anna Friel ... Tammy Franklin

Nick Stahl ... Zach

Rory Cochrane ... Felix

Adam Goldberg ... Marty Shapiro

Tommy Flanagan ... Duncan (as Tommy J. Flanagan)

Darren E. Burrows ... Bobby (as Darren Burrows)

John Randolph ... Mr. Niederhaus

Stephanie Romanov ... Christine

Jared Leto ... Glen Walker

Mary Lynn Rajskub ... Eileen

Maurice Chasse ... Nigel

Mike Rad ... Badger
Josh Richman ... Barry Bernstein

Sebastian Robertson ... Busboy
Dori Brenner ... Doctor

Krista Allen ... Jennifer

Matthew Frauman ... Hobbit

Justin Ashforth ... Joel
Robin Moxey ... Ronny
Rainbow Borden ... Butch

Marques Johnson ... Toussaint (as Marcus Johnson)

Andre Roberson ... Leroy
Dave Lafa ... Malcolm
Garland Spencer ... Darryl (as Garland R. Spencer)
Ron De Roxtra ... Vito
Turtle ... Turner's Counter Clerk

Kellie Waymire ... Mary

Brian Gattas ... Production Assistant
Michelle Beaudoin ... Girl with Frizzy Red Hair
Anna Berger ... Older Waitress

Judy Greer ... Younger Waitress
Paul Weiss ... Guitar Counter Clerk

Rhino Michaels ... Doorman at Duncan's (as Ryan 'Rhino' Michaels)
Jimmie F. Skaggs ... Guitar Center Owner

Ralph P. Martin ... Motel Pool Man
Linda Lawson ... Mrs. Canter
Nowldar Alexander Winterhawk ... Guitar Store Clerk #2
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

David C. Fisher ... Angry Motorist (as David Cotton Fisher)

Marcus Johnson ... Toussaint

Kirsten Maryott ... Diner waitress

Emmy Collins ... Rock and Roll Cowboy (uncredited)
Scott Corr ... Whiskey Clubgoer (uncredited)

Stacey Hayes ... Groupie (uncredited)

Noel Thurman ... Groupi chic (uncredited)

Directed by
Adam Collis 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Randall Jahnson (story)

Randall Jahnson (screenplay) and
Russell DeGrazier (screenplay)

Produced by
James Dodson .... executive producer
Art Linson .... producer
John Linson .... producer
 
Original Music by
Stewart Copeland 
 
Cinematography by
Ron Fortunato 
 
Film Editing by
Bruce Cannon 
Angus Wall 
 
Casting by
Don Phillips 
 
Production Design by
Cynthia Kay Charette  (as Cynthia Charette)
 
Art Direction by
Bruce Mink (art direction)
Jay Pelissier 
 
Set Decoration by
Bob Kensinger 
 
Costume Design by
Ha Nguyen 
 
Makeup Department
Mindy Hall .... key makeup artist
Amy Lederman .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Aaron Downing .... post-production supervisor (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Louis Shaw Milito .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Fanée Aaron .... set designer
Stephanie J. Gordon .... set designer
Bill Holmquist .... construction coordinator
David Ladish .... set dresser
Steven Ladish .... set dresser
Richard McConnell .... gang boss
Edward J. Protiva .... set dresser
Glenn H. Roberts .... set dresser
Aimee Rousey .... art department coordinator
Grant Sawyer .... on-set dresser
Alex Sessing .... greensman
Brett C. Smith .... leadman
Helen Wilson .... props
Caryn Marcus .... set dresser buyer (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
James Bolt .... sound re-recording mixer
Ted Caplan .... supervising sound editor
John R. Fors .... cable person (as John Fors)
R.J. Kizer .... dialogue editor
Benjamin Patrick .... sound mixer
Donald Sylvester .... dialogue editor
Brian Wittle .... boom operator
John Lajvort .... sound editorial engineer (uncredited)
Dennis C. Salcedo .... boom operator (uncredited)
John Soukup .... sound transfer (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Sascha Luderer .... digital compositor
Bernice Howes .... visual effects supervisor (uncredited)
Dante Quintana .... rotoscope artist (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Shawn Crowder .... stunt double
Manny Perry .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Loren Corl .... key grip
Dhamarata Dhiensuwana .... rigging key grip
John Johnson .... still photographer
Jamie Lagerhausen .... key grip
Gerry O'Malley .... Steadicam operator
Pat O'Mara .... grip
Dennis Seawright .... first assistant camera
Don Telles .... grip
Joseph D. Urbanczyk .... camera operator: "a" camera
Vich Thiensuwana .... rigging grip (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Amy Grappell .... casting associate
Casey Hall .... casting assistant
Jason Mundy .... casting associate
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Georgia Alemanni .... costumer
Charlene Amateau .... costume supervisor
Amy Jo Hoppenfeld .... set costumer
 
Editorial Department
Justin Bourret .... first assistant editor
Anthony J. Camaioni .... apprentice editor
Harry Muller .... color timer
David Raymond .... assistant film editor
Kurt Leitner .... post-production coordinator (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Brent Brooks .... music coordinator
Brent Brooks .... music editor
Michael Dittrick .... music editor
Jeff Seitz .... music scoring mixer
Ted Caplan .... music editor (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Nicki Johnson .... transportation assistant
Ted Moser .... transportation coordinator
David W. Dale .... driver: cast (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Heath Banks .... production secretary
Toni Basil .... choreographer
Matthew Cassel .... assistant location manager
Darrin Clubb .... foreman
Jennifer Conroy .... assistant production coordinator
David W. Dale .... production assistant
Kathy Edwards .... post-production accountant
Kareem Elseify .... production associate
Erik Erath .... assistant accountant
Jennifer Getzinger .... script supervisor
John Grant .... location coordinator
Julie Hansen .... production accountant
Matthew Hirsch .... production assistant
Jeff Lovely .... location coordinator
Bill McAdams Jr. .... stand-in
Melanie Miller .... clearance coordinator
Ronan P. Nagle .... location scout
Wendy Neel Brogan .... assistant accountant
Wendy P. Neel .... assistant accountant
Michael Paolillo .... location manager
Kenneth W. Parker .... production assistant
Natasha Rand .... title designer
Jasan Sherman .... key assistant location manager
Jeff Valeri .... production assistant
Ron Cosmo Vecchiarelli .... production coordinator
Jack E. Herman .... extras set coordinator (uncredited)
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for sexuality, language and drug content
Runtime:
90 min
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Certification:
Australia:M | Canada:14A (Nova Scotia) | Canada:AA (Ontario) | Finland:K-15 | Iceland:L | Singapore:NC-16 | Singapore:M18 (re-rating) | USA:R

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Trivia:
Final film of John Randolph. It was his personal oxygen tank that his character totes around in his scenes.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: At the end of the movie when we are told Nick Stahl's character is inducted into the rock 'n' roll hall of fame his name is spelled "Zack". Seconds later in the credits it is spelled "Zach".See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in "Unscripted: Episode #1.4" (2005)See more »

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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Mirror, mirror, on the wall., 20 November 2012
Author: chuck-543 from United States

After seeing the film for the first time last night, and then reading some of the negative reviews here, the only logical conclusion I can make is this; if you weren't closely involved in that era, in that place, then you probably won't enjoy the film. But if you did, you will love it.

For those who were there, "Sunset Strip" is amazingly accurate, and sometimes painfully so. The male-centric attitude women of that time had to endure from so-called "liberated" men was summed-up perfectly in the scene where Anna Friel's character is summoned - there's no better word for it - by her rock-star idol, and upon arrival at his hotel room, is asked to serve tea by some pompous jerk.

As stated much better than I ever could by "fastfilmhh" in her review of this film, it is a deadly-accurate portrayal of the time, places and attitudes back then, warts and all.

The only error that I found was when one character made reference to "bad 'ludes." While there was certainly bad coke, and bad weed, Quaaludes were far too inexpensive and easily available for anyone to waste their time knocking off fakes, at least in my experience.

But that small mistake was nicely balanced-out by the stage-whispered comment made during a party scene by yet another pompous jerk - there were lots of those back then - alerting a new arrival to the "real party" going on in a closed-to-the-less-than-super-cool back room. That sort of social status selectivity happened at every party ever held back then, and was called "cocaine politics".

The producers obviously took great effort to maintain an accurate portrait of the times, from using and recording actual Fender 'Strats, to only showing three-piece bands on the Whisky's stage, which was a hard and fast rule at that club, unless the band was currently uber-hot.

Sidenote: If you are interested in securing your grand-children's financial security, find and buy an original Fender Stratocaster like the ones used in the film, plus some strings, and place them in a large safe-deposit box. In a hundred years or so, those puppies will be worth their weight in Stradivarius violins.

Some reviews have mentioned the lack of character development in "Sunset Strip", and that is accurate, especially when compared to other film portraying that period, such as "Almost Famous." While I won't pretend to read the writer's and director's minds, I will say that, considering the accuracy of the rest of the production, it could be that they deliberately left the characters shallow because let's face it, ... they (we) all were shallow back then. You needed those high boots to wade through the wall-to-wall pretense. The only difference between the suits and the freaks was that the freaks were freaks on purpose. And just a bit more honest. Sometimes.

Anyway, if you want to watch a living textbook of that place at that time, "Sunset Strip" hits the nail on the head. Just don't say it's far-out and groovy, please, or you won't be invited to the real party.

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