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Director:
Writer (WGA):
Greg Berlanti (written by)
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Release Date:
1 February 2001 (Germany) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
The shortest distance between friends isn't always a straight line.
Plot:
In the palm-shaded oasis of West Hollywood, we meet Dennis, a promising photographer. As he prepares to celebrate his twenty-eighth birthday... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
1 win & 1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
"I can't decide if my friends are the best or worst things that happened to me." See more (115 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Ben Weber ... Patrick

Timothy Olyphant ... Dennis

Matt McGrath ... Howie

Zach Braff ... Benji
Nora Burns ... Female Shopper

Dean Cain ... Cole

Chris Payne Gilbert ... Larry
John Brandon ... Mickey
Diane McBain ... Josephine

Robert Peters ... Cop
Billy Porter ... Taylor

John Mahoney ... Jack

Nia Long ... Leslie

Mary McCormack ... Anne

Justin Theroux ... Marshall

Andrew Keegan ... Kevin

Christopher Wiehl ... J. Crew Guy (as Chris Wiehl)

Jennifer Coolidge ... Betty
Ken Kerman ... Umpire

Kerr Smith ... Catcher
Robert Arce ... Purple Guy

Brian Gaskill ... Brian

Christian Kane ... Idaho Guy (as Chris Kane)

David Youse ... Barry

Michael Bergin ... Kip Rogers

Chris Weitz ... Director
Marc Avalon ... Ned

Kevin Cooney ... Obstetrician
Matt Reid ... Glen

Paul Weitz ... Assistant Director

Charlie Weber ... Newbie
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Gary Weeks
David Downs ... Therapist (uncredited)

Garry Guerrier ... Fireman Softball Team (uncredited)

Directed by
Greg Berlanti 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Greg Berlanti (written by)

Produced by
Connie Dolph .... line producer
Sam Irvin .... co-producer
Mickey Liddell .... producer
Joseph Middleton .... producer
Julie Plec .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
Christophe Beck 
 
Cinematography by
Paul Elliott 
 
Film Editing by
Todd Busch 
 
Casting by
Joseph Middleton 
Michelle Morris  (as Michelle Morris-Gertz)
 
Production Design by
Charles Daboub Jr. 
 
Set Decoration by
Mark Macauley 
 
Costume Design by
Mas Kondo 
 
Makeup Department
Saundra Jordan .... key hair stylist
Saundra Jordan .... key makeup artist
Thomas Kolarek .... hair stylist
Thomas Kolarek .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Connie Dolph .... production manager
Matthew R. Hannon .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Brian Hennessy .... first assistant director
Ashley Johnson .... second second assistant director
Mitch Kelleher .... second assistant director
Thomas Kuk .... second second assistant director
 
Art Department
Scott Bauer .... property master
Mick Cummings .... lead man
Krit Fagtongpun .... swing gang
Cindy Kelleher .... art department photography
Roland D. Rowe .... props
Scott Sener .... assistant props
 
Sound Department
Brad Bryan .... additional boom operator
David Chornow .... sound mixer
Gino Conway .... assistant sound assistant
Evan Daum .... assistant sound assistant
Paula Fairfield .... sound supervisor
David Lee Fein .... foley artist
Alan Freedman .... adr mixer
Jason George .... supervising sound editor
Robert Getty .... assistant sound assistant
Steven D. Grothe .... second boom operator (as Steven Grothe)
George Haddad .... sound re-recording mixer
Kevin Hamilton .... dialogue editor
Chato Hill .... assistant sound assistant
David Jobe .... foley mixer
Craig Jurkiewicz .... foley editor
Diane Marshall .... foley artist (as S. Diane Marshall)
Michael Mullane .... background sound editor
William Munroe .... boom operator
Carla Murray .... sound designer
Carla Murray .... sound effects editor
Yuri Reese .... adr mixer
Sarah Smith .... foley editor
William Smith .... sound re-recording mixer
Lucy Sustar .... foley mixer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Thomas Bango .... first assistant camera
Joe Celeste .... key grip (as Joseph Celeste)
Louis DiCesare .... gaffer
Suzanne Dietz .... grip
Tim Durr .... best boy electric
Rodney James .... grip
Cindy Kelleher .... still photographer
Michael Krajci .... second assistant camera
Carlos Lopez Calleja .... second assistant camera
Gary McBride .... dolly grip
Kevin P. Patterson .... electrician
Marie Pedersen .... first assistant camera
Simon Schorno .... camera loader
Moulaye Sene .... electrician
Uriel Uribe .... electrician
Keith O. Wilson .... electrician
Mark Wright .... grip
 
Casting Department
Dena Berman .... casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Nancy Diaz .... wardrobe assistant
Jennifer Starzyk .... costume supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Cynthia Moore .... assistant editor
Harry Muller .... color timer
 
Music Department
Joe Guthrie .... music coordinator
Julianne Jordan .... music supervisor (as Julianne Kelley)
Mary Beth Maziarz .... composer: song "Close To You"
Alexandra Patsavas .... music supervisor
Richard Ziegler .... music editor (as Rick Ziegler)
 
Transportation Department
P. Gerald Knight .... transportation coordinator
 
Other crew
Todd Armstrong .... production assistant
Newton Bass .... location scout
David Burdett .... location assistant
Jordan Burwick .... location manager
David Cordova .... production assistant
Candace Crump .... assistant production coordinator
Jim Frazier .... production assistant
Jack Skeets Gleeson .... production assistant
Emrys Hanley .... production assistant
Michelle Hoffman .... craft service
M. Stephen Itzkowitz .... location assistant
Jesse Long .... script supervisor
Shawn McClintock .... production assistant
Marguerite O'Donoghue .... production coordinator
Jamie Park .... assistant: Mr. Liddell
Marilyn Penn .... production accountant (as Marilyn Penn-Lindley)
Robert Rothmann .... production assistant
Dan Suderman .... location assistant
Sarah Watson .... assistant: Mr. Berlanti
Laura Wolner .... assistant: Mr. Berlanti
 

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94 min
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
This was the first movie filmed by director Greg Berlanti.See more »
Goofs:
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): In the scene in the kitchen with Dennis and Kevin, Dennis reports that "My friend's relationship hit Defcon 5". Defcon 5 is the lowest status, not the highest.See more »
Quotes:
Howie:Meanwhile.See more »
Movie Connections:
Spoofed in Another Gay Movie (2006)See more »

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19 out of 28 people found the following review useful.
"I can't decide if my friends are the best or worst things that happened to me.", 7 January 2002
Author: Doug Phillips (janabro@aol.com) from Seattle, Washington

That statement is part of what makes this is a terrific film about love, friendship and betrayal -- betrayal of friends, the people you are supposed to care most about and ultimately yourself. This is also a film about facades, lying and truth telling.

From the opening montage of `Gay or Not Gay' in a supermarket this is a film with many laughs and people that you want to care about.

A true ensemble cast, ostensibly headed by Timothy Olyphant as Dennis, is only part of what makes this a fine piece of cinematic work.

Dean Cain (Cole) as the pretty-boy actor at one point says about his obvious good looks: ‘It's my way in ... and then I have to prove if I have the #@%* to back it up.' Mr. Cain proves that he does have the ability to back it up.

Matt McGrath (Howie) as a man searching for love and doesn't realize he has it within his grasp, has a Mathew Broderick look that is very engaging.

The always-interesting John Mahoney is outstanding as the coach of the `Broken Hearts Club' baseball team that wears the uniform of his restaurant and bar where the perennially losing team goes after their pathetic attempts at playing baseball.

Colour becomes a character as embodied by Robert Arce as `Purple Guy.' He speaks only once in the film -- but it is worth listening to.

There are many outstanding actors -- many currently in television series -- John Mahoney (Fraser), Zach Braff (Scrubs), Chris Payne and Ben Weber who have both done time on `Sex in the City.' But it was particularly nice to see Jennifer Coolidge who will always be Stiffler's Mom in the `American Pie' films. Andrew Keegan as Kevin the `newbie' is exceptional -- learning about himself and life in West Hollywood whether he wants to or not.

This is very much writer/director Greg Berlanti's film -- these must be people he knows and so writes about. At one point one of the characters says 'they should make a movie about us.' Well, Mr. Berlanti did and it is quite an accomplishment because even though the characters are gay the lives they lead, the questions they ask, the problems they face and the joys they experience are universal.

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