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Director:
Writers:
Daniel Reitz (play)
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Release Date:
9 August 2001 (Israel) See more »
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Tagline:
Hear any good stories lately? See more »
Plot:
Charlie takes an odyssey through grief during a fall weekend in New York City. His encounters are planned... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
5 wins & 4 nominations See more »
NewsDesk:
Decade in Review: 2000 Top Ten
 (From FilmExperience. 5 November 2009, 1:07 PM, PST)

User Reviews:
A refreshing departure from the c**p that is most gay films See more (73 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Dan Futterman ... Charlie

Sam Ball ... Dean (as Samuel Ball)

Lothaire Bluteau ... Bill

Alan Cumming ... Brett

Josh Hamilton ... Matt

Matt Keeslar ... Chris

James Simon ... Sam

Megan Dodds ... Deedee

Gabriel Olds ... Ron

Barbara Sukowa ... Clara - The Married Woman

Gerry Bamman ... Don
Scott Denny ... Ken

Pamela Shaw ... Judy - The Photo Lady
David Wheir ... Gary
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Christopher Bradley ... Efraim - The Window Couple
Cheryl Brubaker ... Pam (as Cheryl Brubacker)
Marylouise Burke ... Yvette - The Poodle Lady
David T. Catapano ... Frat Guy
Rich Clayton ... Cashier
Joe Danisi ... Vin - One Night Stands

Paul Dawson ... The Bloodied Man
Sanjiv Jhaveri ... Cassandra's Helper

Brian Keane ... Neil, The Window Couple

Bill Sage ... Chuck

Paige Turco ... Cassandra

Melinda Wade ... Nadine - One Night Stands
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Directed by
Jon Shear 
 
Writing credits
Daniel Reitz (play "Urban Folk Tales")

Daniel Reitz (screenplay) and
Jon Shear (screenplay)

Produced by
Mark Dziak .... co-executive producer
Michael Escott .... executive producer
Michael Filerman .... executive producer
Stephanie Golden .... producer
J. Todd Harris .... producer
Douglas Hunter .... co-producer
Jourdan Krauss .... associate producer
Jon Shear .... producer
Meta Valentic .... co-producer (as Meta A. Puttkammer)
Nela Wagman .... co-executive producer
 
Original Music by
Marc Anthony Thompson 
 
Cinematography by
Shane F. Kelly 
Peter Konczal 
 
Film Editing by
Randy Bricker  (as Randolph K. Bricker)
Ed Marx 
 
Casting by
Jordan Beswick 
 
Production Design by
Karyl Newman 
 
Costume Design by
David Matwijkow 
 
Makeup Department
Lorraine Godfrey .... makeup artist
Soo-Jin Yoon .... hair department head
 
Production Management
Philippe Denham .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
David Catalano .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Michael Funaro .... property master
Gregory Jerome .... set dresser
Pierre Vial .... property master
Lee Wilson .... storyboard artist
 
Sound Department
Peter Brown .... adr editor
Stephanie Flack .... supervising dialogue editor
Stephen Hunter Flick .... sound designer
Stephen Hunter Flick .... sound editor
Mason Gregory .... boom operator
Ken Ishii .... sound mixer
Ryan Juggler .... first assistant sound editor
Samuel Lehmer .... sound re-recording mixer
Peggy McAffee .... foley editor
Jon Michaels .... assistant sound editor (as Jon 'Shorty' Michaels)
Ryan Murphy .... sound recordist
Jeffrey Perkins .... sound mixer
Jeffrey Perkins .... sound re-recording mixer
Donnie Saylor .... sound intern
Addison Teague .... foley editor
William Jacobs .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
Flavio Leocata .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
George Bianchini .... Steadicam operator
Ronnie Dennis .... director of photography: second unit
Sergei Franklin .... Steadicam operator
Andres Karu .... second assistant camera: re-shoots
Chandler Kauffman .... gaffer: re-shoots
Steven Kometani .... electrician
Symon Mink .... first assistant camera
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sarah Annabella Altman .... assistant costume designer
 
Editorial Department
Geraud Brisson .... assistant editor
Julius Friede .... digital intermediate colorist
 
Music Department
Dean Beville .... music editor
David Falzone .... music supervisor
Michele Wernick .... music supervisor
 
Other crew
Marc Castle .... assistant to director
Derek Decelles .... production coordinator
Laurie Esser .... script supervisor
Ross Guidici .... consultant
Robert Hawk .... creative consultant
Miles Miller .... production coordinator
Sarah Priestnall .... manager of operations: Cinesite Hollywood
Maria Ryan .... production assistant
Corey C. Witte .... assistant to producer
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for strong violent and sexual content, including related dialogue, and for language and some drug use
Runtime:
103 min | Argentina:106 min (Mar del Plata Film Festival)
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Goofs:
Continuity: The stocking hat that Bill puts on in his final meeting with Charlie, changes position between shots.See more »
Quotes:
Charlie:Distract me, man. Take me out of my own head for two minutes.See more »
Movie Connections:
References Sunday Bloody Sunday (1971)See more »

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38 out of 43 people found the following review useful.
A refreshing departure from the c**p that is most gay films, 5 October 2000

If you're tired of gay-themed movies about groups of catty, superficial gays backstabbing each other over guys and then offering platitudes of eternal friendship, or treacly movies about English schoolboys in love set against the gritty urban backdrop of their working-class neighborhood, or movies about a fabulous woman's best friend who is clean-cut, bitchy, and dresses to the height of fashion but is in no way a gay stereotype AT ALL, then Urbania is for you. It stands apart from every gay-themed movie I've seen in that it's unsentimental, free of the feel-good sentiment almost every other gay movie is terrified to be without, and is a challenging piece of writing and film. It's the first gay movie I've seen that doesn't bend over backwards to excuse the fact that it's gay.

This is a movie that is impossible to synopsize without giving away its biggest plot point, but suffice to say it's refreshing to see a movie that takes the depth and intellect of its gay characters for granted, and also assumes a decent level of intelligence of its audience. The movie contains complex characterizations and a challenging structure, exploring the dark side of human nature, especially the nature of those who have dealt with a number of additional issues revolving around being gay. This film begins a mile and a half past the starting point of other gay movies, who still seem stuck desperately trying to peddle a "Gay is Okay" agenda. The acting in this movie is also good, especially the main character, and the editing and cinematography keep the viewing experience tense and exciting.

I did not enjoy watching this movie, the way one enjoys, say, "Godzilla 2000." It's a harrowing and difficult film. But it's wonderful to see a movie like this coming out; one that is challenging and unsentimental, a real, thought-provoking work of film that happens to take gay men and their issues as its topic. It's a big step forward for gay film, and makes almost all other gay-themed films look as horribly amateurish, or just plain horrible, as they are.

--- Check out website devoted to bad, cheesy and gay movies: www.cinemademerde.com

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