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Writer (WGA):
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  (in credits order)

Lynn Redgrave ... Poinsettia

James Earl Jones ... Fish

Margot Kidder ... Mrs. Muldroone
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sarah Benoit ... Reno Minister's Wife
Andy Garza ... Wedding Groom
Tommy Redmond Hicks

Ronald F. Hoiseck ... Reno Minister

Directed by
Charles Burnett 
Writing credits
Anthony C. Winkler (written by)

Produced by
Arlene Albertson .... line producer
Kris Dodge .... producer
Paul M. Heller .... producer (as Paul Heller)
William Lawrence Fabrizio .... producer
Eric Mitchell .... producer
Trevor Pressman .... assistant producer
John Remark .... producer
Original Music by
Laura Karpman 
Cinematography by
John L. Demps Jr.  (as John Ndiaga Demps)
Rick Robinson 
Film Editing by
Nancy Richardson 
Production Design by
Nina Ruscio 
Set Decoration by
Matt Callahan 
Costume Design by
Christine Peters 
Makeup Department
Steve Ratliff .... makeup department head
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Kris Krengel .... first assistant director
Woody Schultz .... second second assistant director
Jody Spilkoman .... second assistant director
Art Department
Beat Frutiger .... assistant art director
King Orba .... property master (as Mark Wallace)
Anya Rudnick .... art department coordinator
Sound Department
Erik Aadahl .... assistant sound editor
Patrick Bietz .... supervising sound editor
Veda Campbell .... sound
Pete Elia .... sound re-recording mixer
Stephen Fitzmaurice .... adr mixer
Visual Effects by
Christopher Dusendschon .... hazeltine optical element timing: THDX (uncredited)
Christopher Dusendschon .... in-show optical compositor: THDX (uncredited)
Karen Dean .... stunts
Bufort McClerkins .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Davie Carothers .... first assistant camera (as David Carothers)
Wayne 'Woody' Cone .... key grip
Tom Jedrzejcyk .... grip (as Tanqueray)
Joseph LaStrape III .... electrician
Rick Robinson .... camera operator
Casting Department
Tana Roller .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Samuel Bowling .... set costumer
Editorial Department
Sheila MacDowell .... first assistant editor
Music Department
Lonnie Sill .... music supervisor
Transportation Department
Samuel Bowling .... transportation: star car
Michael Dawes .... driver
Bradley Sackin .... driver
Greagrey Waldrop .... transportation (as Greag Waldrop)
Other crew
Joan Eisenberg .... unit publicist
Bonnie Foley .... assistant production coordinator
Amy Hansen .... production accountant (as Amy Fishman)
Debra J. Kleid .... production coordinator (as Debbie Kleid)
Katherine Lambert .... production assistant
Jenna McFeely .... production assistant
Chris Munday .... location manager
Matt Petras .... location manager: Los Angeles
Thell Reed .... armorer
James Ent .... caterer (uncredited)

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Rated R for some sexual content
108 min
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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
The whole theater was filled with laughter, 3 May 2000
Author: kencomer from Texas

I'm not sure how this movie could have been funnier, but I'm glad it wasn't: if I had laughed any harder, I would have p**d in my pants. Top-flight performances by three top-flight actors made this comedy one of the best I have seen in years.

The ending was completely predictable... If you can't guess how the movie will end after watching the first ten minutes or so, you just aren't trying. Even though you generally know what's going to happen, the craftmanship with which the characters are portrayed makes it certain that your joy is never diminished.

I had the giggles for half an hour. See this movie!

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