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Writer (WGA):
Jill Franklyn (written by)
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Release Date:
26 October 2001 (USA) See more »
Mismatched. Misguided. Unmistakably friends. See more »
A 17-year-old girl has a troubled relationship with a 49-year-old man. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Rutanya Alda ... Woman at Apartment
Natasha Braisewell ... Girl in Vintage

Albert Brooks ... Randall - 'R'

Henry Brown ... Jack Taylor - Salesman

Gary Bullock ... Mr. Smithman

Kevin Cooney ... Doctor
Nic Costa ... Blaine - Surfer Boy

William Forward ... Customer

John Goodman ... Benjamin

Desmond Harrington ... Randy

Shawn Huff ... Woman at R's Store

Carol Kane ... Mrs. Benson

Michael McKean ... Bob
Chadwick Palmatier ... Manager

Pauley Perrette ... Bebe

Lisa Jane Persky ... Sheila

Mary Kay Place ... Patty - Nurse

Katee Sackhoff ... Ashley

Lorna Scott ... Woman in Store

Leelee Sobieski ... Jennifer - 'J'
Matthew Alexis Busek ... Kevin (as Matthew St. Clair)

Chris Wylde ... Waiter - Coffee House
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Christine Lahti ... Mall Patron Walking Past 'J' with Daughter (unconfirmed)

Joan Blair ... Sauna Woman (uncredited)
Louis E. Rosas ... Goth in Coffee House (uncredited)

Gene Simmons ... Mrs. Wilson Benson's Fantasy Head (uncredited)

Rainbow Underhill ... Goth Girl on Melrose (uncredited)

Directed by
Christine Lahti 
Writing credits
Jill Franklyn (written by)

Produced by
Carol Baum .... producer
Margit Bimler .... executive producer
Sukee Chew .... producer
Jane Goldenring .... producer
Gerald Green .... executive producer
Frank Hübner .... co-producer
Anne Kurtzman .... producer
Robert Kurtzman .... co-executive producer
Roger Joseph Pugliese .... line producer (as Roger Pugliese)
Howard Rosenman .... co-executive producer
Mitchell Solomon .... producer
Jon F. Vein .... co-executive producer
Jan Fantl .... co-producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Steve Porcaro 
Cinematography by
Jeff Jur (director of photography) (as Jeffrey Jur)
Film Editing by
Wendy Greene Bricmont 
Casting by
Cathy Sandrich Gelfond  (as Cathy Sandrich)
Amanda Mackey  (as Amanda Mackey Johnson)
Production Design by
Dan Bishop 
Art Direction by
Gary Kosko 
Set Decoration by
Kathe Klopp 
Costume Design by
Kimberly A. Tillman 
Makeup Department
Linda Arnold .... key hair stylist
Christina Criswell .... assistant makeup artist
Nina Kraft .... key makeup artist
Robert Kurtzman .... special makeup effects artist (as Bob Kurtzman)
Renate Leuschner .... wig maker
Polly Lucke .... assistant hair stylist
Production Management
Patricia T. Green .... executive in charge of production
Hannah Hempstead .... executive in charge of production
Roger Joseph Pugliese .... unit production manager (as Robert Pugliese)
Christine Rush .... production supervisor
Douglas Salkin .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Stacey Holmes .... second second assistant director
Wendi Lampassi .... second assistant director
John Nelson .... first assistant director (as John M. Nelson)
Art Department
Thomas Bodmer .... set dresser (as Tom Bodmer)
Alan Burg .... set dresser (as Alan F. Burg)
Francine Byrne .... art department coordinator
Jacques DeGroot .... set dresser
James Hansen .... set dresser
Cathy Hay .... set dresser
Joshua Hunt .... set dresser
Tom MacLear .... lead man (as Tom Gebr)
Douglas T. Madison .... assistant property master (as Douglas Madison)
Marilyn Morgan .... on-set dresser
Jerry Moss .... property master (as Gerald Moss)
Maura Moss .... assistant property master
Andrew Petrotta .... assistant property master
William A. Petrotta .... set dresser (as William Petrotta)
Richard Paul Pond .... set dresser (as Richard Pond)
David Storm .... set dresser
Mykal Williams .... set dresser (as Mykal A. Williams)
Michael Muscarella .... construction coordinator (uncredited)
Sound Department
Gary Alexander .... re-recording mixer
George Berndt .... adr supervisor
Beau Biggart .... adr recordist
Brad Brock .... adr recordist (as Brad Broch)
Koji Egawa .... operator: Protools
Eric Erickson .... dialogue editor
Sandy Gendler .... sound effects editor
Sandy Gendler .... supervising sound editor
Lisa Hannan .... sound effects editor
Robert L. Harman .... re-recording mixer (as Bob Harman)
Allen Hurd .... sound recordist (as Alan Hurd)
Tim Song Jones .... utility sound
Shawn Kennelly .... foley recordist
Shawn Ian Kerkhoff .... assistant dialogue editor (as Shawn Kerkhoff)
Alan Kerr .... foley artist
Joe Michalski .... boom operator
Jesse Pomeroy .... dialogue editor
Jesse Pomeroy .... supervising sound editor
Joan Rowe .... foley artist
Sean Rowe .... foley artist
Paul Stanley .... post sound coordinator
Douglas Tourtelot .... sound mixer
Scott Turner .... post sound coordinator
Reuben Simon .... sound editor (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Lou Carlucci .... mechanical effects
Steve Sosner .... mechanical effects
Robert Kurtzman .... special effects coordinator (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Reid Burns .... visual effects producer: The Image Resolution, Inc.
Reid Burns .... visual effects supervisor: The Image Resolution, Inc.
Bruce Cardozo .... digital lineup: The Image Resolution, Inc.
Bruce Cardozo .... optical lineup: The Image Resolution, Inc.
Greg Dewey .... optical department mattes: The Image Resolution, Inc.
Greg Dewey .... optical department titles: The Image Resolution, Inc.
Michael Ferriter .... digital effects compositing supervisor: The Image Resolution, Inc. (as Mike Ferriter)
Patrick Flanagan .... lead digital artist: The Image Resolution, Inc.
David McCue .... optical effects supervisor: The Image Resolution, Inc.
Beth Parker .... digital lineup: The Image Resolution, Inc.
Beth Parker .... optical lineup: The Image Resolution, Inc.
Kevin Shawley .... 3D visual effects: The Image Resolution, Inc.
Randall Weatherington .... animation camera operator: The Image Resolution, Inc.
Christopher Dusendschon .... digital imaging: THDX (uncredited)
Tyler Foell .... digital artist (uncredited)
Derek Ledbetter .... visual effects (uncredited)
Dan Walker .... digital opticals (uncredited)
Rick Avery .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Stuart Abramson .... key grip
Kent Alexander .... company grip
Al Ambrosio .... rigging grip (as Al Ambroso)
Billy Beaird .... rigging grip
Bonnie Blake .... camera operator: "b" camera
Bryan Booth .... rigging electrician
Shane Brott .... company grip
Eric M. Davis .... electrician
Don Devine .... camera operator
Ted Eachus .... company grip
David Eubank .... first assistant camera
Dominik Feller .... rigging electrician
David Hammer .... remote head operator (as Dave Hammer)
Jennifer Ann Henry .... second assistant camera (as Jennifer Henry)
George Hesse .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Amy Hoffecker .... rigging electrician
Giovani Lampassi .... gaffer (as Giovanni Lampassi)
Martin Leeper .... rigging gaffer
Carlos Lopez Calleja .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Charles May II .... video playback operator (as Charley May)
Bruce D. McDonald .... electrician (as Bruce Mcdonald)
Eric Moore .... best boy electric
Arnaud Peiny .... key rigging grip
Ben Peiny .... company grip
Dave Potter .... electrician (as David Potter)
John T. Pouncey .... camera loader (as John Pouncey)
Manuel Reyes .... rigging electrician
Dennis Rice .... electrician
Dale Robinette .... still photographer
Thomas J. Ruffner .... dolly grip (as Thomas Ruffner)
Chester Sawicki .... company grip
Alex Sinclair .... rigging electrician
Ron Tondreau .... best boy grip
Jesse Wine .... electrician
Jennifer Ann Henry .... first assistant camera: "b" camera (uncredited)
Casting Department
Joan Ryan .... adr voice casting
Toby Stone .... adr voice casting
Mercedes Kelso .... casting associate (uncredited)
Wendy Weidman .... casting associate (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Shanna Fleishman .... production assistant: costume (as Shanna Gold)
Heidi Higginbotham .... costume supervisor
Maya Lieberman .... on-set costumer (as Maya Vaughan)
Alison Stein .... costumer
Editorial Department
Joe Binford Jr. .... assistant editor
Vivian Hengsteler .... negative cutter: Vivkim Negative Cutting (as Vivian Hengsteller)
Christopher Kroll .... first assistant editor (as Chris Kroll)
Bob McMillian .... color timer (as Bob Mcmillan)
Wendi Jill Raderman .... assistant editor (as Wendi Raderman)
Qiana Staral .... editor: still photo
David Zevin .... post-production intern (as Dave Zevin)
Mitch Rosin .... post-production assistant (uncredited)
Location Management
Jeff Crandell .... location manager
Gregory Friedkin .... location production assistant
Daniel B. Juarez .... location production assistant (as Daniel Juarez)
Phill Kane .... assistant location manager (uncredited)
Music Department
Frank Bennett .... additional orchestrator
Jay Bolton .... music editor: temp music
Brent Brooks .... music editor
Sandy DeCrescent .... orchestra contractor (as Sandy De Crescent)
Andy Hill .... music supervisor
Kevin Kliesch .... additional orchestrator
Jon Kull .... conductor
Jon Kull .... orchestrator
Jonathan McHugh .... music consultant: Zomba (as Jonathan Mchugh)
Steve Porcaro .... additional orchestrator
Roy Prendergast .... music editor (as Roy Pendergast)
Bill Schnee .... score mixer
Bill Schnee .... score recordist
Rick Fleishman .... music coordinator (uncredited)
Jo Ann Kane .... music preparation (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Jason Allen .... driver: honeywagon
David Blair .... driver
Joseph Campise .... driver (as Joe Campise)
Glenn Coopersmith .... transportation co-captain
Bob Crisafulli .... transportation co-captain (as Robert Chrisafulli)
Lynda Dedmon .... driver
Michael Fennessey .... driver
Don Haggerty .... driver (as Donald Haggerty)
Dean E. Mason .... transportation coordinator (as Dean Mason)
Keith O'Brien .... driver
Dan Porteous .... driver (as Daniel Porteous)
Dan Riportella .... driver (as Danny Riportella)
John Sagray .... driver
Ken Sale .... driver
Steve Share .... driver (as Steven Share)
David Vaccaro .... driver
Jon White .... driver
Kenneth Williams .... driver
George Andrews .... driver (uncredited)
J. Armin Garza II .... driver: camera car (uncredited)
Other crew
Madeleine Ali .... assistant: Mr. Green
Reina Bart .... craft service
Karl Batten-Bowman .... production office assistant
Jeff Bock .... set production assistant (as JT Bock)
Anna Bradley .... set production assistant
Marcy Brown .... utility stand-in
Hernan de Elejalde .... tutor: Miss Sobieski (as Hernan DeElejalde)
Jacques De Groot .... provider: artwork
Dave Deaver .... 24 frame transfer
Justin Ditter .... provider: artwork
Loretta M. Elliott .... assistant production accountant (as Loretta Elliott)
Tony Ervolina .... stand-in: Mr. Brooks
David Falicki .... medic
Victoria Farwell .... assistant: Ms. Goldenring
Julius M. Fletcher .... set production assistant (as Julius Fletcher)
Tawni Fritz-McAlpine .... post-production accountant (as Tawni Fritz-Mcalpine)
Wilma Garscadden-Gahret .... script supervisor
Vanessa Grant .... clearances: Thompson & Thompson
Jeremy Gray .... set production assistant
Marina Hamaoui .... assistant production coordinator
Chris Hanson .... technical advisor
Joel Harlow .... provider: artwork
Jeni Herguth .... provider: artwork
James Hill .... medic
Annette Hobday .... key set production assistant (as Annette Hawley)
Dale Jones .... avid technical support: Sony Studios Digital Picture Editorial
Michelle Katz .... production coordinator (as Michelle D. Katz)
Lontih Khatami .... assistant production coordinator
Thomas Krueger .... medic
Brian Lataille .... operator: remote head
Jerry Lee .... accounting clerk
Bruce Mandes .... controller: Total Film Group
Erin Martin .... assistant: Carol Baum
Erin McMarlin .... stand-in: Miss Sobieski (as Erin Mcmarlin)
Eric Nelson .... set production assistant
Mandy Parson .... technical advisor
Kenya Pertile-Levitt .... provider: artwork
Angie Popko .... set production assistant
Firouzeh Rahbar .... tutor: math
Terri Rainha .... assistant to director (as Theresa Carlson)
Paul 'Sled' Reynolds .... animal trainer (as Sled Reynolds)
Eric Rigney .... avid technical support: Sony Studios Digital Picture Editorial
Danielle L. Ross .... production office assistant
Juan Ruiz .... production office assistant
Joe Rystrom .... medic
Isabelle Schenkel .... production legal
Dawn Spranger .... avid technical support: Sony Studios Digital Picture Editorial
Louis Therrien .... safety advisor
Armen Titizian .... product placement: Premier Entertainment
Rodelia Udell .... accounting clerk
Tom Udell .... production controller (as Thomas Udell)
Victoria Vaus .... title designer: main titles
Susie Yamamoto .... production accountant
Kori Gene Zimmerman .... set production assistant
Madeleine Ali .... production executive: Total Film Group (uncredited)
Michelle Dunton .... script researcher (uncredited)
Ann Marie Joe .... assistant to producer (uncredited)
Erick M. Medina .... production insurance (uncredited)
Michael Reardon .... production legal (uncredited)
Robert Rooney .... unit publicist (uncredited)
Jeff Sanderson .... unit publicist (uncredited)
Rick Bernstein .... in loving memory of
Joe Binford Jr. .... special thanks
James Newton Howard .... very special thanks
Shirley Jones .... special thanks
Forrest Murray .... very special thanks
Gene Simmons .... special thanks
Ben Stein .... special thanks
Crew verified as complete

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Also Known As:
Rated R for language and some sexual material
109 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:

Did You Know?

Leelee Sobieski's character, Jennifer, has a number of facial piercings, and cartilage piercings in both ears, but does not have her earlobes pierced - to which a reference is made in the movie. At the time the movie was made, Leelee herself did not have pierced earlobes, as she did not have them done until 2006. Specially for her part in this movie, she did, however, have both nostrils, both eyebrows and her lip pierced, along with the cartilage of both ears. After filming was completed, she removed the piercings and allowed them to close up again, but kept the jewelry as a souvenir of the movie.See more »
Continuity: When J is talking to Randy from her car after first meeting him, the door is open from his point of view but closed from hers.See more »
Randall ("R"):It's just one of those small but enormous things.See more »
Movie Connections:
References "The Munsters" (1964)See more »
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28 out of 32 people found the following review useful.
Leelee Sobieski and Albert Brooks are good chemistry in "My First Mister.", 3 November 2002
Author: TxMike from Houston, Tx, USA, Earth

This is a story of an unlikely couple, a 49-year-old clothing store manager (Brooks) and a rebellious 17-year-old girl (Leelee) just finishing high school. She needs a job, so she can move out of her parents' house, and he needs help in the back room sorting clothes. With her black clothes, black lipstick, black hair with purple strands, and multiple peircings, he chuckles at her and tells her to come back after she cleans up. She eventually does, she gets the job, they provide unlikely friendships for each other that each needed at that time in their lives. In the end they both gain something they needed. The film strongly implies that she wanted the relationship to a romantic one, but he learns to love her as a family member, perhaps the daughter he never had.

Leelee was in two films released in 2001, this one and "Joy Ride." In the latter I found her acting wooden and uninspired. However, in "My First Mister" she was a totally different actress, very effective, very believable. Brooks is his usual good self. John Goodman was effective as the girl's somewhat estranged and slightly off-kilter father.

The DVD image is very crisp and focused. I was especially impressed with the film's lighting and camera work. The many facial close-ups are almost three-dimensional, with a soft out of focus background. Really one of the nicer looking films. Although the sound is Dolby 5.1, most of the sound comes from the front channels

Good movie.

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