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Writer (WGA):
Kenneth Lonergan (written by)
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Release Date:
22 December 2000 (USA) See more »
A single mother's life is thrown into turmoil after her struggling, rarely seen younger brother returns to town. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 39 wins & 32 nominations See more »
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Directed by
Kenneth Lonergan 
Writing credits
Kenneth Lonergan (written by)

Produced by
Keith Abell .... co-producer
Steve Carlis .... executive producer
Donald C. Carter .... executive producer
Barbara De Fina .... producer
Jill Footlick .... line producer
John Hart .... producer (as John N. Hart)
Julian Iragorri .... co-producer
Robert Kravis .... associate producer
Larry Meistrich .... producer
Rachel Peters .... associate producer
Martin Scorsese .... executive producer
Jeffrey Sharp .... producer
Morton Swinsky .... executive producer
Original Music by
Lesley Barber 
Cinematography by
Stephen Kazmierski (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Anne McCabe 
Casting by
Lina Todd 
Production Design by
Michael Shaw 
Art Direction by
Shawn Carroll 
Set Decoration by
Lydia Marks 
Costume Design by
Melissa Toth 
Makeup Department
Chris Bingham .... key makeup artist
James Post .... key hair stylist
Production Management
Jill Footlick .... unit production manager
Christopher Kenneally .... post-production supervisor (as Chris Kenneally)
Jamie H. Zelermyer .... production supervisor
Jamey Pryde .... post-production supervisor (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Michael Lerman .... first assistant director
Michael A. Moffa .... second second assistant director (as Michael Moffa)
Peter Thorell .... second assistant director
Greg Milton .... second second assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
Adam Carroll .... art department intern
Chris DesMarais .... property master (as Chris Des Marais)
Matt Duncan .... on-set dresser
Susan Glod .... scenic
Mario Herrera .... scenic
Ken Krug .... artwork
Francis Maiorino .... art department assistant
Grace Maloney .... art department intern
Ellen Nylen .... shopper
Janine Pesce .... assistant property master
Mark Ruben .... carpenter
Kristin Wolfe .... art department intern
Sound Department
Ryan Aktari .... assistant sound engineer
David Briggs .... foley editor
Nancy Cabrera .... foley artist
Patrick Dundas .... foley recordist
Robert Fernandez .... re-recording engineer
Matthew Fleece .... adr engineer
Wendy Hedin .... supervising sound editor
Larry Hoff .... boom operator (as Lawrence Hoff)
Geoff Lippman .... stereo sound consultant: Dolby (as Geof Lipman)
Kevin Meehan .... boom operator
Kelly Neese .... boom operator
Peter Schneider .... sound mixer
Michael Shore .... dialogue editor (as Mike Shore)
Bill Anagnos .... stunt driver
Don Hewitt .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
George Alias .... additional grip
Dave Anderson .... gaffer
John Billeci .... additional electrician
Hugo Bonilla .... company electrician
Francesca Cobaco .... additional electrician (as Max Corbacho)
Edward Cohen .... gaffer (as Ed Cohen)
Jada Cox .... additional electrician
Moira Demos .... additional electrician
Rebekah Frankel .... additional electrician
Daryl Furr .... best boy electric
Sandy Hays .... Steadicam operator
Jendra Jarnagin .... company electrician (as Jendra Robinson)
Todd S. Klein .... key grip (as Todd Klein)
Ariane Lemay .... second assistant camera
Chris Meehan .... company grip
Peter Reigner .... company grip
Timothy Reilly .... additional grip
Larry Riley .... still photographer
Eddie Rodriguez .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Michael Rudolph .... company electrician
Adam Snyder .... best boy grip
Jim Sofranko .... camera operator: "b" camera
Francis Spieldenner .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Igor Srubshchik .... video playback operator
Niknaz Tavakolian .... camera loader
Aurelia Winborn .... first assistant camera
Casting Department
Laurie Allen .... casting assistant
Domenic Andreoli .... extras casting
Lauren Spielberg .... extras casting assistant
Nicole Wohl .... casting assistant
Domenic Andreoli .... additional casting (uncredited)
David H. Kramer .... adr voice casting (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Amy McCusker .... wardrobe assistant
Erica Westheimer .... assistant costume designer
Editorial Department
Mike Fay .... assistant editor
Alfredo Frasson .... color timer
Joe Hobeck .... post-production assistant
Eric Morgan .... post-production intern
Patricia Sztaba .... negative matcher
Stan Sztaba .... negative matcher
Joe Violante .... dailies advisor
Ken Rubenfeld .... dailies colorist (uncredited)
David Taylor .... post-production assistant (uncredited)
Location Management
Michael Ginsburg .... location assistant
Annie Kuronyi .... assistant location manager
Chris Marsh .... additional location assistant
Juliet Verni .... location intern
Jon Zeidman .... location manager (as Jonathan Zeidman)
Brian Carroll .... location intern (uncredited)
Music Department
Michael Banton-Jones .... music engineer
Lesley Barber .... orchestrator
Roman Borys .... musician: cello
Robert Carli .... scoring assistant (as Rob Carli)
Barry Cole .... music supervisor
Christopher Covert .... music supervisor
Timothy Kirkpatrick .... background vocals
Ross Klavan .... background vocals
Martin Loomer .... score preparation
Matt McCarthy .... background vocals (as Matthew McCarthy)
Susan Shufro .... music editor
Mark Skazinetsky .... orchestra leader
Cynthia Steljes .... musician: oboe
John Welsman .... orchestral contractor
Rae C. Wright .... background vocals
Christine Bergren .... music licensing (uncredited)
Transportation Department
David Conelli .... additional driver
Sean Heilig .... transportation co-captain
Larry 'Reg Dunlop' McGee .... additional driver
Tom Weissler .... transportation captain (as Tommy Weissler)
Other crew
Kevin Asch .... set production assistant
Jason Block .... post-production accountant
Dan Brillman .... production assistant
Peter Burns .... assistant: Mr. Hart and Mr. Sharp (as Pete Burns)
Alexandra Bush .... production coordinator
Clay Carmouche .... additional production assistant (as Marcus Carmouche)
Jared Cauliffe .... office intern
Lisa Diamond .... post-production accountant
Aaron Dobbs .... additional production assistant
Larry Donahue .... caterer
Mark Erdman .... production secretary
Cara Forte .... set intern
Nicole Holmquist .... tutor
Patrick Kendall .... film runner
Steven C. Lawrence .... key production assistant
Patrick Lee .... credit facility arranger: Imperial Bank
Raechel Legakes .... film runner
Robyn Lencheski .... office intern
Erica Levy .... assistant: Ms. De Fina
Martin Loomer .... copyist
Melissa Mortensen .... cast runner
Melissa Myers .... additional production assistant
Tanoa Parks .... production accountant
Bennett Pozil .... credit facility arranger: Natexis Banque
Morgan H. Rector .... credit facility arranger: Imperial Bank (as Morgan Rector)
Danielle Reisigl .... office production assistant
James Robinette .... assistant caterer
Phil Rodowsky .... continuity and spotting
Todd Rodowsky .... continuity and spotting
Susan Senk .... publicist
Anthony Serignese .... additional production assistant
George Sheanshang .... production and distribution consultant (as George Sheanshang Esq.)
Tess Smalley .... assistant to director (as Teresa Reilly)
Kelly Smith .... assistant production coordinator
Luke Smith .... set intern
Michael Taylor .... script supervisor
Josh Telson .... set intern (as Joshua Telson)
Ivan Therrien .... office intern
Tiffany Thomas .... assistant production accountant
Hsuan Tsen .... additional production assistant
Barnaby Fisher Turner .... set intern
Erin Stacey Visslailli .... set production assistant
Wendy Wong .... office intern
Jasmine Zauberer .... craft service
Ilana Lipson .... team shooting gallery (uncredited)
Amy Nickin .... production legal (uncredited)
Kathy Carlis .... special thanks
May Chan .... special thanks
Matthew Dawson .... special thanks
Beth Emelson .... special thanks
Glenn Fitzgerald .... special thanks
Josh Hamilton .... special thanks
Heather Holst .... special thanks
Tom Johnson .... special thanks
Janet Kraft .... special thanks
Ken Krug .... thanks: artwork
Margaret Leveson .... thanks
Mary Alice Lindquist .... thanks
Sheila McIntyre .... special thanks (as Shelia McIntyre)
Payson Meistrich .... special thanks
Quinn Meistrich .... special thanks
Shireen Meistrich .... special thanks
Mary Morgan .... thanks
Geoffrey Nauffts .... special thanks
Chip Pederson .... special thanks
Kathy Pederson .... special thanks
Thomas W. Pederson .... special thanks
Virginia Sharp Albright .... dedicatee: by Jeff Sharp (II )
Rod Sharp .... special thanks
Carol Slutsky-Tenerowicz .... thanks
Kelly Wolf .... special thanks
Missy Yager .... special thanks
Richard Zeller .... thanks
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Also Known As:
Rated R for language, some drug use and a scene of sexuality
111 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Cameo: [ J. Smith-Cameron]Mabel the bank secretary was played by the wife of Kenneth Lonergan.See more »
Revealing mistakes: When Samantha is talking on the phone, the handset is not connected to the base and the base is not connected to the phone jack.See more »
Bob Steegerson:[picks up a phone call from Sammy] Bob Steegerson.
Sammy:What are you wearing?
Bob Steegerson:Mom?
See more »
Movie Connections:
Somebody Somewhere (Don't Know What He's Missin')See more »


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15 out of 20 people found the following review useful.
To Settle Or To Roam, 15 April 2006
Author: Lechuguilla from Dallas, Texas

A sister and her brother, both grown, see the world in ways that are significantly different. The divorced sister and her young son live in the small town she grew up in. These are her roots. Nothing exciting happens here, but her routine life offers security and stability. One day her brother comes to visit her. The brother is something of a wanderer, moving around from place to place, unmarried, unsettled, looking for adventure. His visit sets up a clash between him and his sister and their different life styles: one sedentary, the other nomadic. In the absence of other siblings, and with both parents dead, each counts on the other to provide familial support.

It's the kind of film a lot of viewers can identify with, because most of what happens in the film is very ordinary: babysitting, plumbing hassles, time sheets, an annoying white-collar boss ... the stuff of everyday life. The emphasis is on contemporary realism.

Both Laura Linney (as the sister) and Mark Ruffalo (as the brother) were well cast for their roles. Both do a fine job of acting. The film's dialogue is realistic and believable. The country/western music is nice, but a little surprising, given that the story takes place in upstate New York.

If there is a downside to the film it is that it gets off to a slow start. Also, the story comes across at times like a soap opera.

Since the brother and sister have no other adult family, the film's theme is the same as its title: "You Can Count On Me". The story tugs at your heartstrings, especially with that poignant ending.

Because of its relevant, contemporary premise, its character development, and the high quality in direction, cinematography, editing, casting, acting, and production design, this is a film that most viewers probably will find satisfying.

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