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28 Days -- A big-city newspaper columnist is forced to enter a drug and alcohol rehab center after stealing a limousine and crashing it into a house.

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Writer (WGA):
Susannah Grant (written by)
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Release Date:
14 April 2000 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
The Life of the Party... before she got a life.
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A big-city newspaper columnist is forced to enter a drug and alcohol rehab center after ruining her sister's wedding and crashing a stolen limousine. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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slick but occasionally enjoyable flick See more (187 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Sandra Bullock ... Gwen Cummings

Viggo Mortensen ... Eddie Boone

Dominic West ... Jasper

Elizabeth Perkins ... Lily

Azura Skye ... Andrea

Steve Buscemi ... Cornell

Alan Tudyk ... Gerhardt

Mike O'Malley ... Oliver (as Michael O'Malley)

Marianne Jean-Baptiste ... Roshanda

Reni Santoni ... Daniel

Diane Ladd ... Bobbie Jean

Margo Martindale ... Betty

Susan Krebs ... Evelyn

Loudon Wainwright III ... Guitar Guy
Katie Scharf ... Young Gwen

Meredith Deane ... Young Lily
Elizabeth Ruscio ... Mom
Kathy Payne ... Aunt Helen
Lisa Sutton ... Dr. Stavros

Joanne Pankow ... Saleslady / Night Tech

Corinne Reilly ... Vanessa
Andrew Dolan ... Groom
Maeve McGuire ... Groom's Mother

Jim Moody ... Chauffeur

Christina Chang ... Bridesmaid
Adam Pervis ... Younger Boy at Gas Station

Dan Byrd ... Older Boy at Gas Station

Ric Reitz ... Father at Gas Station
Suellen Yates ... Andrea's Mother

Frank Hoyt Taylor ... Equine Therapist

Brittani Warrick ... Traci

Elijah Kelley ... Darnell
Mike Dooly ... Marty
Wendee Pratt ... Elaine
Bill Anagnos ... NY Cabdriver

Jack Armstrong ... Falcon in Soap Opera Cast

Judith Chapman ... Deirdre in Soap Opera Cast

Suzanne Davis ... Darian in Soap Opera Cast
Rod McCary ... Dr. Griffin Hartley in Soap Opera Cast
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Matt Cedeño ... Bob Ramirez (uncredited)
Patricia M. Fairchild ... Cafeteria Worker (uncredited)

Bruno Gunn ... Michael Anderson (uncredited)

Edwin Modlin II ... Parker House Patient (uncredited)
Christopher Murphy ... Paul (uncredited)
Harsh Nayyar ... Newsstand Vendor (uncredited)
Brent Ponder ... Partier (uncredited)
Stan Wood ... Parker House Patient (uncredited)
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Directed by
Betty Thomas 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Susannah Grant (written by)

Produced by
Celia D. Costas .... co-producer (as Celia Costas)
Jenno Topping .... producer
 
Original Music by
Richard Gibbs 
 
Cinematography by
Declan Quinn (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Peter Teschner (edited by)
 
Casting by
Francine Maisler 
 
Production Design by
Marcia Hinds  (as Marcia Hinds-Johnson)
 
Art Direction by
Bo Johnson 
 
Set Decoration by
Debra Schutt 
 
Costume Design by
Ellen Lutter 
 
Makeup Department
Judith H. Bickerton .... hairstylist
Dale Brownell .... hairstylist (as Dale E. Brownell)
Colleen Callaghan .... key hairstylist
Kymbra Callaghan .... makeup artist
Sharon Ilson .... key makeup artist
Stephen Kelley .... makeup artist
Sandra S. Orsolyak .... makeup artist (as Sandra Orsolyak-Allen)
Janine Rath .... key hairstylist
Karen Reuter Fabbo .... makeup artist: New York
Kerrie Smith .... hair stylist: New York
Robert Steinken .... hair stylist: Asheville
Pamela S. Westmore .... key makeup artist (as Pamela Westmore)
Jim Beinke .... makeup effects producer (uncredited)
Tony Gardner .... special makeup effects artist (uncredited)
Rosanne Puchal .... additional makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Celia D. Costas .... unit production manager (as Celia Costas)
Patricia Anne Doherty .... unit production manager: New York (as Patricia Doherty Hess)
Monica Levinson .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Chad Graves .... second second assistant director
Richard Graves .... first assistant director
Susan J. Hellmann .... second assistant director
Michael Pitt .... second second assistant director: New York
Bac DeLorme .... second assistant director: second unit (uncredited)
Bruce Milton .... trainee assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
C. Scott Baker .... set designer
Diana Burton .... property master: New York (as Diana E. Burton)
Rick Butler .... art director: Asheville
Paul Cheponis .... set dresser
Glen R. Feldman .... assistant property master (as Glen Feldman)
Geoffrey S. Grimsman .... set designer
Robert Guerra .... art director: New York
Alan Hook .... assistant art director
Tom Jones Jr. .... construction coordinator
Ed Jones .... greensman: Asheville
Bill King .... set designer
Paul Oliver .... lead scenic (as Paul W. Oliver)
Marthe Pineau .... set dresser
Robert Butch Samarzich .... greensman
'Polar Bear' Shaw .... leadman (as Polar Bear Shaw)
Andrea 'Drew' Sywanyk .... on-set dresser (as Andrea Sywanyk)
Margot Therre .... charge scenic: New York
Dick Tice .... leadman: New York (as Richard Tice)
Dean Wilson .... property master
Kenneth Bryant .... set dresser: North Carolina (uncredited)
Elisabeth Clay .... assistant art department coordinator (uncredited)
Danielle Couture .... painter (uncredited)
Chris Crowder .... gang boss (uncredited)
Frank Didio .... head carpenter (uncredited)
Thurston Edwards .... construction auditor (uncredited)
Patrick Fuhrman .... set dresser (uncredited)
Robert L. Girard .... propmaker (uncredited)
Vincent Guarriello .... key construction grip (uncredited)
Michael J. Hall .... construction foreman (uncredited)
George W. Harding III .... greensman: Columbia (uncredited)
Randy Kenan .... mill foreman (uncredited)
Brian Kontz .... scenic painter (uncredited)
Janet Kusnick .... concept artist (uncredited)
Alicia Lowe .... art department coordinator (uncredited)
Lee Nesbitt .... art department coordinator (uncredited)
James F. Oñate .... scenic gang boss (uncredited)
Ron Petagna .... construction coordinator (uncredited)
Roger Scruggs .... general foreman (uncredited)
Michael Shapiro .... set dresser (uncredited)
John Weeks .... carpenter (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Michael J. Benavente .... supervising sound editor
Jeffree Bloomer .... boom operator
Gary C. Bourgeois .... re-recording mixer (as Gary Bourgeois)
Michael J. Broomberg .... foley artist (as Michael Broomberg)
Ali Derakhshan .... assistant sound editor
Richard Duarte .... foley mixer
Alison Fisher .... dialogue editor
Christopher Flick .... foley editor
Gary A. Hecker .... foley artist (as Gary Hecker)
Tricia Linklater .... first assistant sound editor
Tod A. Maitland .... sound mixer
Josephine Nericcio .... assistant sound editor (as Josie Nericcio)
Greg Orloff .... sound re-recording mixer
Mark Pappas .... foley editor (as Mark Papas)
Jeena M. Phelps .... dialogue editor
Michael Scott .... boom operator (as Mike Scott)
George Simpson .... sound effects editor
John Joseph Thomas .... sound effects editor
Hugo Weng .... adr editor
Steve Bartkowicz .... re-recording engineer (uncredited)
Mark DeSimone .... adr engineer (uncredited)
Larry Hopkins .... layback sound mixer (uncredited)
Alison Sanford .... sound recordist (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Connie Brink .... special effects coordinator
David Hill .... special effects technician (uncredited)
Walter Kiesling .... special effects technician (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Daniel W. Barringer .... stunt coordinator
Sandy Berumen .... stunts (as Sandra Berumen)
Vic Bucossi .... stunts (as Victor Bucossi)
Donna Evans .... stunts (as Donna Evans Merlo)
Don Hewitt .... stunts
Cal Johnson .... stunts
Jalil Jay Lynch .... stunts
Steve Mack .... stunts
Dean Mumford .... stunts
Don Picard .... stunts
Jodi Michelle Pynn .... stunts
Manny Siverio .... stunts
Jim Stephan .... stunts
Dick Warlock .... stunts (as Richard Warlock)
Amy Yanagisawa .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
K.C. Bailey .... still photographer
Patrick Capone .... camera operator: "a" camera
John Choi .... second assistant camera: New York
Thomas Ford .... assistant chief lighting technician (as Tommy Ford)
Harry K. Garvin .... camera operator: New York (as Harry Garvin)
Harry K. Garvin .... steadicam: New York (as Harry Garvin)
Carlos Omar Guerra .... first assistant camera: New York (as Carlos Guerra)
Charles Laughon .... video assist
Michael Maloney .... rigging grip
David Noble .... second grip
Mark O'Kane .... camera operator: "b" camera
Mark O'Kane .... steadicam operator
Patrick Quinn .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Gerard Sava .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Robert Sciretta .... chief lighting technician
Derek Smith .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Kevin Smyth .... key grip
Van Starling .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
John Verardi .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Troy N. Wade .... dolly grip
Eddie Bowlin .... rigging gaffer (uncredited)
Chris Dambra .... rigging electrician (uncredited)
Tom Dean .... electrician (uncredited)
Ben D. Griffith Jr. .... rigging grip best boy: Asheville (uncredited)
Eric Jones .... rigging key grip (uncredited)
Ben Noble .... electrician (uncredited)
Cristiano Palermi .... lighting technician (uncredited)
Art Schultz .... rigging electrician (uncredited)
Art Shultz .... electrician (uncredited)
Sean Yaple .... video assist assistant (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Marty Cherrix .... extras casting
Kathy Driscoll .... casting associate (as Kathleen Driscoll-Mohler)
Shay Griffin .... regional casting (as Shay Bentley Griffin)
Jon Scott Strotheide .... casting associate
Sylvia Fay .... extras casting: New York (uncredited)
Nancy Hayes .... extras casting assistant (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Lisa R. Frucht .... wardrobe supervisor (as Lisa Frucht)
John Glaser .... assistant costume designer
Vanessa Jenik .... costumer (as Vanessa Carin Jenik)
Jessica S. Smith .... costumer (as Jessica Smith)
Joel Voorhies .... wardrobe
Pauline White-Kassulke .... wardrobe supervisor
Deirdre N. Williams .... wardrobe supervisor: New York (as Deirdre Williams)
Kate Sawyer .... set costumer (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Matt Friedman .... digital assistant editor (as Matthew Friedman)
Mo Henry .... negative cutter
Nina Kawasaki .... first assistant editor
Tamara McDonough .... second assistant editor
Carrie Puchkoff .... assistant editor
Stephen R. Sheridan .... color timer (as Steve Sheridan)
Kelly Reese .... dailies colorist (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Randall Poster .... musical supervisor
Patrick Russ .... orchestrator
Nick South .... music editor
Jeff Vaughn .... score mixer
Jeff Vaughn .... score recordist
Brian Bulman .... assistant music editor: temp tracking (uncredited)
Sandy DeCrescent .... orchestra contractor (uncredited)
George Doering .... musician (uncredited)
Jim Dunbar .... music consultant (uncredited)
James Raymond .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Steven Baldwin .... transportation captain: Asheville (as Steven A. Baldwin)
Robert Gillis .... transportation co-captain
Neil Hyman .... transportation captain (as Neil A. Hyman)
Brian Maxwell .... transportation captain: New York
Stacy Barnhill .... driver (uncredited)
John McLaughlin .... driver (uncredited)
Robert Van Apeldoorn .... transportation (uncredited)
Charlie Wright .... driver (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Declan Baldwin .... location manager
Jason Behrman .... assistant: Ms. Thomas
Kurt Bonney .... production assistant
Robert Boyd .... production assistant
Amanda Brand .... unit publicist
Benita Brazier .... script supervisor
Stephen M. Corbin .... craft service (as Stephen Corbin)
Sundy Corbin .... craft service (as Sundy)
David Curtis .... production assistant
John DeSimone .... production coordinator: New York (as John De Simone)
Carrie Durose .... production coordinator (as Carrie DuRose)
Rachel Fish .... production assistant
Laura Franses .... assistant location manager: New York
Jason Frederick .... assistant: Mr. Gibbs
Ariana Garfinkel .... production assistant
John B. Griffin .... location manager (as John B. Griffin Jr.)
J. Bradley Hennegan .... production assistant (as John Hennegan)
Krista Jacobsen Hoey .... assistant production coordinator: Asheville (as Krista Jacobsen-Hoey)
Lance Holland .... assistant location manager: Asheville
Steven C. Kavovit .... medic
Steven R. Klem .... production assistant
Johanna Klingenberger .... first assistant accountant
Lara Leonard .... assistant: Ms. Bullock (as Lara L. Leonard)
Jesse Lutz .... production secretary
Jen Roskind .... assistant location manager: Asheville
Erin Stam .... assistant: Mr. Topping
Anita Sum .... assistant production coordinator: New York
Hank Troscianiec .... production assistant
Pamela Williamson .... first assistant accountant
Gregor Wilson .... production accountant
Caleb Womble .... assistant production coordinator (as J. Caleb Womble)
Heather P. Woods .... production assistant
Beth Bargas .... assistant accountant (uncredited)
Dar Billingham .... stand-in: Sandra Bullock (uncredited)
Bass Hampton .... location assistant (uncredited)
Sean Ilnseher .... production assistant (uncredited)
Meg MacRae .... production assistant (uncredited)
Les McDonough .... set production assistant (uncredited)
Frank McKenna .... craft service (uncredited)
Thomas Parris .... production assistant (uncredited)
Brent Ponder .... stand-in (uncredited)
Olimpia T. Rinaldi .... assistant accountant (uncredited)
Ryan Schaetzle .... location assistant (uncredited)
Ben Selkow .... production assistant (uncredited)
Chad Slagle .... stand-in (uncredited)
Rozanne Stark .... set tutor (uncredited)
Gail Thomas .... adr voice (uncredited)
Jodi Tripi .... clearance coordinator (uncredited)
Rae Umsted .... production secretary (uncredited)
 
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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for mature thematic elements involving substance abuse, language and some sensuality
Runtime:
103 min
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Certification:
Argentina:13 | Australia:M | Austria:10 | Canada:14A (Alberta) | Canada:PG (British Columbia) | Canada:PA (Manitoba) | Canada:14 (Nova Scotia) | Canada:AA (Ontario) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Chile:14 | Denmark:11 | Finland:K-12 | France:U | Germany:12 | Iceland:L | Malaysia:U | Netherlands:12 | New Zealand:M | Norway:11 | Peru:14 | Philippines:PG-13 | Portugal:M/16 | Singapore:PG | Singapore:NC-16 (re-rating) | South Korea:12 | Spain:13 | Sweden:11 | Switzerland:12 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:12 (canton of Vaud) | UK:15 | USA:PG-13 (Certificate #36735)

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During filming in New York, Sandra Bullock stayed in Dennis Hopper's apartment.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: In the scene where they go into the drugstore and Eddie asks for the key to the men's room, his sleeves keeping changing from being up at his elbows, to down by his wrists.See more »
Quotes:
Equine Therapist:Folks, the definition of insanity is repeating the same behaviour over and over again, expecting different results.See more »
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Rip It UpSee more »

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12 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
slick but occasionally enjoyable flick, 28 May 2001
Author: Roland E. Zwick (magneteach@aol.com) from United States

There comes a time in the career of every performer identified mainly with lightweight romantic comedy roles to take the plunge into more serious acting challenges – in the hopes that we will see beyond his or her pretty face and into the heart of the great actor that resides within. And strangely enough, many of these actors and actresses choose the same exact route to accomplish this feat – that of portraying a person heavily addicted to drugs and/or alcohol. This was the case with, for instance, Meg Ryan in `When a Man Loves a Woman' and Michael J. Fox in `Bright Lights, Big City' to name just a few. Now we have Sandra Bullock attempting to stretch her thespian muscles by portraying an alcoholic in `28 Days,' the tale of a young woman's experiences in a detox center located in a bucolic suburb of New York City.

One of the initial problems with such films is that casting such well-known faces in these parts automatically ends up conferring a bit too much glamour on the situation. And `28 Days' is no exception. It's hard to accept Bullock as a particularly credible person in this role. Still, the movie is generally watchable because it manages to make the people and the rituals at the center seem both utterly addled and emotionally endearing all at the same time. When Bullock – feisty, close-minded, smug in her sense of superiority - first arrives after being ordered to the center as a part of her probation, we are as appalled as she is by the touch-feely nature of what is going on there. If anything could keep one from becoming an addict, the threat of being sent to a place like this would just about do it. But then, as the various characters begin to open up and reveal themselves as true hurting individuals, we, like the Bullock character, begin to be won over. But even these people aren't given enough screen time to really grow into fully-rounded, complex characters in their own right.

The film never entirely breaks out of its TV-movie formula. We are treated to all the standard plot devices common to the genre: the inevitable overdose by one of the patients, romantic interludes with a professional baseball player, the clashes between the latter and Bullock's troublemaking boyfriend. One of the problems with glossy studies of addiction such as this one is that, more often than not, we are led to believe that the `cure' is a permanent one – not necessarily because the film shows us that (in fact, it makes a few nods in the direction of showing that it ISN'T always permanent) but because the two-hour time frame and the audience demand for a hopeful, upbeat ending inadvertently leave us with that impression. To be fair to the film, it doesn't tie up all the loose ends into a nice pretty package. We are given cause for hope, but the open-ended nature of the final scenes suggests properly that the struggle will go on.

`28 Days' is a film with its heart in the right place. In fact our own hearts go out to it, to Ms. Bullock, to all those involved in its making. We realize that it is difficult to make a film that, on the one hand, yearns to be an uncompromising study of a subject as gritty as this one, yet, on the other, feels the need to appeal to as wide a mass audience as possible. The result, unfortunately, is a film that is too lightweight to be taken seriously, too `entertaining' to be real.

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