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Fisher Stevens (story)
Paul Kneubuhl (screenplay)
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Gary Winick, 1961-2011
 (From IFC. 28 February 2011, 1:20 AM, PST)

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Fisher Stevens ... Sam Manning

Annabella Sciorra ... Cass
Alex Porter ... Saxophone Player

John Slattery ... Maxwell Slade

Annika Peterson ... Emily

Ron Rifkin ... Richard

Saverio Guerra ... Lorenzo Pugano

George Plimpton ... Himself

Griffin Dunne ... Man in Bathroom

Maria Bello ... Anastasia Powell
Danielle Ferland ... Ella

Joshua Dov ... College Boy (as Josh Dov)

Rob Morrow ... Daniel Lenz

Luis Guzmán ... Murray (as Luis Guzman)

Jean-Luke Figueroa ... Buster Pugano
Nadine Mozon ... Maria Pugano

Marin Hinkle ... Shelly

David Zayas ... Billy the Cop

David Eigenberg ... Man at Book Reading

Debbon Ayer ... Heather
Anne Torsiglieri ... Woman #1 in Restaurant

Jon Robin Baitz ... Man #1 in Restaurant

Dana Wheeler-Nicholson ... Woman #2 in Restaurant (as Dana Wheeler Nicholson)
Michael Griffiths ... Man #2 in Restaurant
Jennifer Kutner ... Therapist
Patrick McMullen ... Himself
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
George Antonopoulos ... Dinner Guest (uncredited)
Zachary Lee ... (uncredited)

Directed by
Gary Winick 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Kevin Kennedy  screenplay
Paul Kneubuhl  screenplay
Paul Kneubuhl  story
Fisher Stevens  story

Produced by
Molly Bradford .... line producer
Michael Kafka .... producer
Paul Kneubuhl .... co-producer
Fisher Stevens .... producer
Bradley White .... co-producer
Gary Winick .... producer
Original Music by
Joseph L. Altruda  (as Joey Altruda)
Cinematography by
Wolfgang Held (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Sabine Hoffman  (as Sabine Hoffmann)
Leah O'Donnell  (as Lea O'Donnell)
Michael Ventresco 
Casting by
Jennifer Euston 
Production Design by
Franne Lee 
Art Direction by
David Eigenberg 
Set Decoration by
Conswalia Green 
Costume Design by
Franne Lee 
Makeup Department
Renee Didio .... additional makeup artist: Annabella Sciorra (as Renee VonMaluski)
Nicki Ledermann .... additional makeup artist (as Nicki Lederman)
Kerrie R. Plant .... makeup artist (as Carrie Plant)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jennifer Blum .... assistant director (as Jen Blum)
Michael Sillery .... second assistant director
Sound Department
Mariusz Glabinski .... assistant sound editor
Marlena Grzaslewicz .... post sound: 701 Sound
Geoff Lippman .... sound consultant: Dolby (as Geof Lipman)
Brian Miksis .... sound
Brian Prestia .... apprentice sound editor
Michael Primmer .... boom operator
David Raphael .... additional sound recordist
David Raphael .... second boom operator
Steven Simons .... re-recording mixer (as Steve Simons)
Ira Spiegel .... post sound: 701 Sound
Visual Effects by
Kevin Baillie .... digital artist: The Orphanage
Stuart T. Maschwitz .... magic bullet artist: The Orphanage
Ryan Tudhope .... digital artist: The Orphanage
Michael Ventresco .... digital consultant: Red Scare Inc.
Camera and Electrical Department
David Hocs .... camera operator: "b" camera
Lisa Leone .... still photographer
Casting Department
Andrew Curry .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jennifer Dorfman .... assistant costume designer
Editorial Department
Kim Conner .... on-line editor
Jennifer Cossetto .... on-line editor
Mary Hulett .... on-line editor
Allyson King .... on-line editor
Location Management
Cindy Galman .... location manager
Music Department
Joseph L. Altruda .... music producer (as Joey Altruda)
Steve Berrios .... musician: drums
Pablo Calogero .... musician: saxophone
Peter Dowdall .... music recording engineer
Lynn Geller .... music supervisor
Andrew Gonzalez .... musician: bass (as Andy Gonzalez)
Joe Gonzalez .... musician: percussion
Arturo O'Farrill .... musician: piano
Jim Seeley .... musician: trumpet (as Jim Seely)
Bill Ware .... musician: vibraphone
Other crew
Alexandra Billington .... intern
Paul Brennan .... attorney: The Sloss Law Firm
Sarah Kohn .... production assistant
Katherine Lindberg .... script supervisor
Shilpa Mankikar .... production coordinator
Carson Marajuan .... production assistant (as Carson Marjamma)
Michael Ventresco .... title designer
Marianna Palka .... intern (uncredited)
Jon Robin Baitz .... special thanks (as John Robin Baitz)
Paul Brennan .... special thanks
Tamara Jenkins .... special thanks
Stuart T. Maschwitz .... special thanks (as Stuart Maschwitz)

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7 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
You will either love it or hate it., 8 February 2004
Author: cableaddict from United States

I just saw this remarkable, quirky little film on the IFC.

I can understand how many gave it only one star. some people need lots of crude humor, or car crashes and buildings blowing up. What can you do?

This film is VERY understated. However, it's not boring. None of that Merchant Ivory, "molasses in winter" kind of pacing. If you give it a chance, it sucks you in and takes you on a wonderful little ride inside the protagonist's head.

Most indie film make me run for cover, but this is an exception, and an exceptional film, IMO.

I can't recommend it highly enough.

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