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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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An honest farm tale that is filled with the sentient juices of emotions! 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 »
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Continuity: The position of Dexter's red pick-up moves between shots during the scene at the Swimming Hole.See more »
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14 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
An honest farm tale that is filled with the sentient juices of emotions!, 3 January 2003
Author: janyeap from Washington, DC

Produced by Hilary Birmingham, Annie Sundberg, and included in the Best Feature nomination of the Independent Spirits Awards, this film is definitely a must-see movie.

The film's themes are not too distant from those of About Schmidt, but comes through within incredibly heartfelt and genuine feel about the story. It's easy to get totally hooked to all the characters. It's brilliantly shot, the characters molding in with the landscapes in a manner that exposes their soulful moods.

Truly a solidly good story with an honest, thought provoking, and poignant coming-of-age revelation. Absolutely top-notched performances from a lovely cast ensemble of actors! It's a farm drama that creeps with hidden dark family secrets that gradually unravel – at a cool, quiet, and awesomely engaging pace. Watching the mesmerizing performance of charismatic Julianne Nicholson alone is worth the price of a regular tix. For me, she's the American version of Leslie Carron; for a friend, she's the American version of Emily Watson! Awesomely poised, simple, and charmingly charismatic, she's extremely captivating! And Glenn FitzGerald and Anson Mount – in their roles as the Coates brothers - are two gorgeous youths who couldn't be more different in their personalities and traits, will sweep the audience along a truly heartfelt journey of unsuspecting events that are beautifully knitted together to their final twists. Catherine Kellner's haughty April character is just as credible as the rest of the fine cast of actors. One will even find Natalie Canaday's counter-sales lady a real sweetheart! But Bob Burrus in the role of Tully, Sr. is overwhelming in his performance as the father with the bottled-up feelings. Yep he's definitely more convincing than Jack Nicholson's Schmidt role!

This is one of those few movies that deserve a mighty applause for the good foresight of the casting agent(s). Every once of action, event and expression seems so realistic. It's easy to get so totally swept away by every character. The film does succeed in delivering honest moods of romance, parental and sibling relationships, love, seduction and jealousy, or relationship. There exist that unique sensibility that does not equate with cheesy sexual exploits or crudity. It's not even plastered with any of those distasteful hip-hop extravaganzas to draw the younger viewers. Nice easy dialogue to follow.

According to Director Hilary Birmingham at the Q&A session I attended, the unfortunate delay of the film's release was caused by unforeseen mishaps in distribution deals; firstly by an American-Canadian distribution partnership that went sour, and subsequently by one that went bankrupt. I understand that this film will be released here, sometime in January. As a low-budget film, it definitely deserves no less than a solid A rating!

Saw this movie twice and would be willing to see it again!

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