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Tully Coates, Jr., with his good looks and chiseled body, is the local heartthrob, and while he has a new girlfriend virtually every night... See more » | Add synopsis »
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5 wins & 6 nominations See more »
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A small,lovely gem! See more (44 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Glenn Fitzgerald ... Earl Coates

Anson Mount ... Tully Coates Jr.
Bob Burrus ... Tully Russell Coates Sr.

Julianne Nicholson ... Ella Smalley

Laura Walker ... Wendy Adams
Joe Smalley ... Brad
Tim Driscoll ... Clarence Heiting
Aaron Zavitz ... Chuck

Kristopher Kling ... Dexter

Catherine Kellner ... April Reece
Vivek Kumar ... Essa
John Durbin ... Marshall
V. Craig Heidenreich ... Burt Hodges
Natalie Canerday ... Claire
Kathryn Gayner ... Irene Duffy (photos)
Harry Gibbs ... Mr. Sullivan

Delaney Driscoll ... Mrs. Smalley
Michael McCormack ... Fred Robertson
Richard Hansen ... Charlie
Justin Hyde ... Deodorant Boy

John Diehl ... Mal 'Mac' MacAvoy

Mellisa Bryson ... Jeannie

Andy Signore ... Pete Heiting

Directed by
Hilary Birmingham 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Hilary Birmingham 
Matt Drake 
Tom McNeal  story

Produced by
Hilary Birmingham .... producer
Molly Bradford .... associate producer
Chip Signore .... associate producer
Anne Sundberg .... producer
Debi Zelko .... line producer
 
Original Music by
Marcelo Zarvos 
 
Cinematography by
John Foster 
 
Film Editing by
Affonso Gonçalves 
 
Casting by
Ellen Parks 
 
Production Design by
Mark White 
 
Art Direction by
Nathan Carlson 
 
Set Decoration by
Bret Davison 
 
Costume Design by
Christine Vollmer 
 
Makeup Department
Lorraine Godfrey .... hair stylist: additional photography
Lorraine Godfrey .... makeup artist: additional photography
Jamie Martig .... hair assistant
Jamie Martig .... makeup assistant
Mike Torres .... key hair stylist
Mike Torres .... key makeup artist
 
Production Management
Molly Bradford .... post-production supervisor
Kaylene Carlson .... production manager
Brian Slocum .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Anna Bradley .... additional second second assistant director
Brendan Caldon .... second assistant director: additional photography
Carolyn Sara Fine .... second assistant director (as Carolyn Fine)
Jeff Huston .... first assistant director: additional photography
Jay Ostrowski .... second second assistant director
Chip Signore .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Shane Aspergren .... property assistant
Sarah Birmingham .... set dresser
Bucky Moss .... property master
Lisa Scoppa .... set dresser: additional photography
 
Sound Department
Dave Barraza .... stereo sound consultant: Dolby
Evan Benjamin .... assistant sound re-recording mixer
Brad Bergbom .... sound editor
Devendra Damon Cleary .... boom operator
Patrick Dundas .... foley engineer
Leslie Lavelanet .... adr engineer
Meghan McCambridge .... boom operator: additional photography
Rebecca Meis DeMarco .... foley artist
Beo Morales .... adr engineer
Chris Rich .... sound mixer coordinator
Tony Volante .... sound re-recording mixer
 
Special Effects by
Wes Clowers .... special effects coordinator
 
Stunts
J.R. Knotts .... stunt coordinator (as John Knotts)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Dennis Buffum .... additional grip
Chris Dixon .... additional grip
Paul Eichler .... third grip
Glenn Fitzgerald .... still photographer
David Flanigan .... first assistant camera: additional photography
Ben Fossberg .... additional grip
Melissa Freeman .... second assistant camera
Eric Gearity .... best boy grip
Tom Guiney .... third electrician
Kelby Hansen .... grip intern
Mike Mastre .... additional first assistant camera
Ed Mattson .... key grip (as Edward Mattson)
Scott McCarthy .... third assistant camera
Scott Miller .... gaffer
John Pycha .... electrician
Michael Runice .... electrician
Dan Smith .... electrician
Jason Smith .... additional grip
Steve Solomon .... still photographer
Jason Summers .... first assistant camera
Cliff Weisner .... best boy electric
 
Casting Department
John Jackson .... location casting: Nebraska
Heather Laird .... casting: Kansas City
Peter Pham .... casting intern
Laura Walker .... extras casting coordinator
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sarah Kramer .... wardrobe: additional photography
Andromeda Ross .... set costumer
 
Editorial Department
Brendan Caldon .... post-production assistant
Chet Fagin .... on-line editor
Geno Foster .... assistant editor
Karen Sztajnberg .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Matthew Abbott .... music supervisor
Jim Black .... music supervisor
David Munro .... song recordist
Esther Regelson .... music editor
 
Transportation Department
Carol Knotts .... transportation captain
J.R. Knotts .... transportation coordinator (as John R. Knotts)
 
Other crew
Teresa Affleck .... production office intern
Erika Anderson .... set production assistant
Robert Christoffersen .... location manager
Donna Gale Fulson .... production coordinator
Laura Kendall .... script supervisor (as Laura Kendall)
Carine Kinsel .... additional animal wrangler
Jennifer Latham .... production accountant
Catherine E. Lewis .... production assistant
Gordy Lutz .... additional animal wrangler
Matt Mar .... production office intern
Lauren Paquette .... craft service
Peter Pham .... production assistant
Christopher Quinn .... title designer
Patrick Rea .... production office intern
Amy Romeo .... animal wrangler
Amy Romeo .... assistant to director
Breanne Ruh .... production office intern
Chad Schlotfield .... additional set production assistant
Brian Slocum .... production coordinator
Joe Smalley .... assistant location manager
Skip Wrightson .... additional set production assistant
 
Thanks
Andrew Peterson .... special thanks
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"The Truth About Tully" - USA (festival title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for language and some sexual content
Runtime:
102 min
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Trivia:
It was originally titled "The Truth About Tully" but was changed when Jonathan Demme's The Truth About Charlie (2002) was announced to be released around the same time.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: While Tully Jr. and April are on the hood of his Cadillac, her cigarette pack and lighter move around the roof between shots.See more »
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13 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
A small,lovely gem!, 17 November 2002
Author: noralee from Queens, NY

"Tully" is a gem of a movie! It's the first film I've seen since the beginning of August that I've put on my "Best of 2002" list. Evidently this debut feature has apparently been sitting on a shelf for two years, probably looking for distribution.

Based on a short story, it takes a simple family story and tells it beautifully visually, economically but leisurely, while avoiding cliches. It is the best evocation of small town life since "Last Picture Show," but this is much more rural. The laconic farmer family is the best portrayed since "Straight Story," but that was propelled as a road movie, not what taciturn life on the farm is like, which poses a challenge in a communicative medium.

We see the most charming and complicated relationship between two brothers since another little movie "Smiling Fish and Goats on Fire." Surprisingly, it doesn't take the simple road of competition between the titular womanizing "bad brother" and the younger, loyal "good brother". Instead, Tully (Anson Mount is quite a hunk!) is a direct descendant of the tortured, conflicted James Dean of "East of Eden" and "Giant" (including the Oedipal conflicts there), struggling in a macho environment with his impact on women, his feelings, and his responsibilities.

With completely character appropriate dialogue and body language we watch the impact of old love and falling in love on a father and son who have no words and only gradual understanding. You can't know you're heartbroken until you know you have a heart. The women can have this impact on them because they too are not cliches; they have specific personalities, needs, and even jobs. Julianne Nicholson is very credible and expressive.

Several old men in my audience yawned loudly, so maybe this is a chick flick, but I was involved and moved by the unfolding of realizations in their past and present family and romantic relationships and how Tully comes to grips with them all, like a long, silent, overhead shot of him waking up in an empty bed that manages to communicate so much loneliness and longing.

John Foster's cinematography is simply gorgeous.

The mise en scene is common in country songs, so we're lucky that the director probably couldn't afford commercial country artists on the soundtrack for the usual cliches. Instead we have Canadian alt country singers like Fred Eaglesmith and Oh Susanna (the only names I recognized), with some blues thrown in as well such that Tully even asks what radio station could that be, as they are all very sensitive to music, as it helps them all communicate with each other. And with us.

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