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They started something they couldn't end. See more »
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Three rebellious teenage girls decide to even the score in the battle of the sexes. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Dark, despairing, with no balancing light. Difficult to see to the end! See more (82 total) »

Cast

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Dominique Swain ... Jefferson Roth

Busy Philipps ... Karen Carter

Keri Lynn Pratt ... Lisa Stockwell

Nick Loeb ... Jeremy (as Nicholas Loeb)

Oliver Hudson ... David

Ryan Browning ... Dan

Joel West ... Christopher

Thora Birch ... Lincoln Roth
Tell Draper ... Todd Manning
Ryan Sasson ... Ryan
Oniel Tutein ... Christopher's Boyfriend
Paul Aber ... Mr. Carter
Mary Jo Faraci ... Mrs. Carter
John Loeb Jr. ... Mr. John Stockwell (as Ambassador John Loeb Jr.)
Kristena Farrell ... Mrs. Stockwell
Tony Carsella ... Mr. Harrison
Eileen Mary Smith ... Mrs. Harrison
Tim Gamble ... Bill Lacie
Ingrid Peters ... Ms. Lawrence

Renee Domenz ... Ms. Miller

Jennifer Alden ... Frost Posse Queen (as Jenny Alden)

Charlotte Newhouse ... Frosty Posse Follower
Kyla Cheyne ... Bambi
Alisha Davlin ... Waitress
Jenne Zblewski ... Student
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Simon Jon Provan ... Prom Student (uncredited)
Robert Russell ... Parent at Graduation (uncredited)
Henry Fleming Wood ... Student 2 (uncredited)

Directed by
Kat Slater  (as Christina Peters)
 
Writing credits
Kat Slater (story) (as Christina Peters)

Kat Slater (screenplay) (as Christina Peters) &
Kenny Golde (screenplay)

Produced by
Kenny Golde .... producer
Alex Hernandez .... associate producer
Quincy Jones .... executive producer
Nick Loeb .... producer (as Nicholas M. Loeb)
Michael Niemtzow .... executive producer
Ted Roesgen .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Shane Baskerville 
Brent David Fraser 
Geoff Levin 
 
Cinematography by
J.B. Letchinger 
 
Film Editing by
Elias Chalhub 
 
Casting by
Felicia Fasano 
 
Production Design by
Sandra Elkind 
 
Art Direction by
Kelly Beaudry 
 
Costume Design by
Oren Shepher 
 
Makeup Department
Kristina Christensen .... assistant makeup artist
Ingid Drake .... key makeup artist
Lyn Marie Neuenfeldt .... hair designer (as Lynn Marie Neuenfeldt)
Lyn Marie Neuenfeldt .... makeup artist (as Lynn Marie Neuenfeldt)
 
Production Management
Jonathan Charles .... post-production supervisor
Mike Mangi .... unit production manager (as Michael Mangi)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Susannah Lupert .... second second assistant director
Jesse Newhouse .... second assistant director
Stewart Shields .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Joe Billmaier .... graphic designer
Clio Gesteland .... property master (as C. Clio Gesteland)
 
Sound Department
Charles D. Ballard .... dialogue editor
Gonzalo Espinoza .... sound mixer
Gonzalo Espinoza .... sound re-recording mixer (as Bino Espinoza)
Charlie Harring .... foley artist
Michael Jergugim .... sound effects editor
David Kitchens .... sound supervisor
Steve Morantz .... sound mixer
Paige Pollack .... foley artist
Eric Reuveni .... sound
Ken Skoglund .... sound re-recording mixer
The Smokers .... sound effects editor
Tom Stasinis .... adr recordist
Ben Zarai .... supervising sound editor
 
Special Effects by
Clayton Simchick .... special effects coordinator (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Todd Bishop .... grip
Anthony Gotta .... gaffer
Dan Hallak .... dolly grip (as Daniel Hallak)
Frey Hoffman .... assistant camera
Paul Maletich .... second assistant camera
Dara Norman .... grip
Terence Pratt .... first assistant camera (as Terence C. Pratt)
Mike Reppert .... key grip (as Michael Reppert)
Christopher Runquist .... still photographer
 
Casting Department
Polly Cusamano .... casting assistant
Allen Galton .... casting: Wisconsin
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jenny Gott .... wardrobe assistant
Joan Petrie .... wardrobe assistant
Leanna Riccitelli .... costume supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Jerry J. Kohn .... post-production coordinator
Harvey Landy .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Bruce Chianese .... score engineer
Brent David Fraser .... composer: additional music
Laurence Gingold .... composer: additional score
David Powell .... music supervisor
 
Transportation Department
Dave Collins .... transportation coordinator (as Dave 'Transpo' Collins)
 
Other crew
Tina Abolos .... accounting assistant
Robert Allen .... legal department
Alex Barder .... consultant: Mr. Loeb
Roxanne Benacchi .... production assistant
Gale Berry .... craft service (as 'Auntie' Gale Berry)
Justin Billington .... production assistant
Amy Cohen .... public relations
David den Boer .... intern
Kevin Eaton .... assistant: Mr. Loeb
Kristopher Endicott .... production assistant (as Kris Endicott)
Lizzie Grubman .... publicist
Peter Hobert .... acting coach
John Iltis .... unit publicist
Jesse Kasendorf .... production assistant
Roger Kass .... legal department
Liz Kexel .... production assistant
Laurence Lichter .... accountant
Jason Pence .... production assistant
William Penny .... financial services
R. Jonathon Peters .... legal department
Aaron Pope .... script supervisor
Ryan Rickett .... assistant to director
Liz Rose .... production assistant
Michelle Sauve .... production assistant
David Spring .... location coordinator (as Dave Spring)
Ivy Supersonic .... hat designer
 

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Rated R for sexuality, violence, language and drug use involving teens
Runtime:
96 min | USA:90 min (video version)
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33 out of 39 people found the following review useful.
Dark, despairing, with no balancing light. Difficult to see to the end!, 23 June 2003
Author: insightstraight from The wilds of New Mexico

There's not many movies where I seriously consider not seeing it all the way through. I watch 5-12 movies a week, new releases and classics, and typically I see them all through to the bitter end.

But 20 minutes into "The Smokers" I was fighting a most uncharacteristic urge to hit the Stop button.

And 30 minutes into the film I found myself in great sympathy of those animals who gnaw their legs off to escape a trap.

I picked up the film on spec because it had some good people involved with it. And I cannot hold them at fault for my discomfort -- all of the actors do their best with the material. (Thora Birch is a standout as the younger sister.)

But it is the material itself which is at the root of my desire to flee. What was (I believe) intended as a trenchant commentary on power, empowerment, and male-female relations instead struck me as a mean-spirited, dark and ultimately pointless exercise.

Perhaps if I were more familiar with the subjects of the film -- rich, bored, disaffected boarding school girls -- it would be more poignant for me. But I'm not a rich, bored, disaffected boarding school girl (nor do I think I ever shall be), just a film enthusiast with the ability to empathize with characters on screen if given half a chance. I ended up not caring two squirts what happened to any of these characters, and the vague message of the movie regarding the validity of the culture which produces rich, bored, disaffected etc. -- one of the characters tells her little sister "I don't want you to end up like mom" -- was insufficient reason to care about the film itself.

This film obviously comes from a very personal space, as many films which are written and directed by the same person do. Just as obviously, the director had it in the back of her mind that this film become a cult favorite -- the wild makeup is otherwise largely pointless.

An ardent feminist might claim that the source of my discomfort comes from receiving the barbs directed at self-serving men. To which I say pish. *And* tosh. The characters are empty on both sides of the sexual divide. I am a feminist (a humanist!) myself, and I feel this movie makes no contribution to insight regarding the opposite sex, and is in fact so confused and hostile that it can actually cause greater problems. My wife felt the same way.

Midway through the film, my wife and I debated whether or not to see it through; we decided to reach the bitter end, to see if *any* redemption was offered. But we also discussed what movie we should watch afterward, to take the taste of "The Smokers" out of our mouths. Something cheerier, like "Apocalypse Now".

And I found myself thinking of Kurtz's penned message: "Drop the bombs. Exterminate them all."

The horror. The horror...

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