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The Center of the World ()


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A couple checks into a suite in Las Vegas. In flashbacks we see that he's a computer whiz on the verge of becoming a dot.com millionaire, she's a lap dancer at a club. He's depressed,... See more »

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Richard Longman
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Florence
Maryjane Green ...
Lap Dancer (as Karry Brown)
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Pandora Stripper
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Roxanne
Lisa Newlan ...
Porn Site Woman
Jason McCabe ...
Pete (as Jason Mccabe Calacanis)
Travis Miljan ...
Dog Owner
Jerry Sherman ...
Old Man
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Jerri
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Taxi Driver
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Brian Pivano
Robert Lefkowitz ...
Motel Manager
John Lombardo ...
Gondolier
Kathy Florez ...
Maid
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Delivery Man
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Alison Amberley ...
(uncredited)
David C. Fisher ...
Police Officer (uncredited)
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(uncredited)
Ron Nicolosi ...
Ron - Coffee Shop Worker (uncredited)
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Police Officer (uncredited)

Directed by

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Wayne Wang

Written by (WGA)

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Wayne Wang ... (story) &
Miranda July ... (story) and
Paul Auster ... (story) &
Siri Hustvedt ... (story)
 
Ellen Benjamin Wong ... (screenplay)

Produced by

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Ira Deutchman ... executive producer
Francey Grace ... co-producer
Greg Johnson ... executive producer
Heidi Levitt ... co-producer
Andrew Loo ... co-producer
Peter Newman ... producer
Wayne Wang ... producer

Cinematography by

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Mauro Fiore

Film Editing by

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Lee Percy

Editorial Department

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Michael Hatzer ... color timer
Marty Levenstein ... associate editor
Misako Shimizu ... first assistant editor

Casting By

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Heidi Levitt
Kris Nicolau

Production Design by

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Donald Graham Burt

Art Direction by

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Diana Kunce

Costume Design by

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Sophie De Rakoff ... (as Sophie de Rakoff Carbonell)

Makeup Department

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Lesley Anderson ... hair stylist
Paul LeBlanc ... hair stylist
Lydia Milars ... makeup department head

Production Management

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Bill Block ... executive in charge of production
Andrew Loo ... unit production manager
Yael Melamede ... post-production supervisor

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Jonathan McGarry ... first assistant director
Paul Schmitz ... assistant director

Sound Department

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Marko A. Costanzo ... foley artist
David Diamond ... boom operator
Jesse Ehredt ... sound recordist
Sean Garnhart ... re-recording mixer / sound supervisor
Albert Gasser ... supervising adr & dialogue editor
Skip Lievsay ... sound mixer
Bill Orrico ... first assistant sound editor
Aaron Rihel ... sound recordist
Jim Stuebe ... production sound mixer

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Eric Heavens ... digital compositor
Dan Schmit ... visual effects supervisor

Camera and Electrical Department

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Michael Bauman ... gaffer
Sean Fairburn ... camera operator / video engineer
John Johnson ... still photographer
Anatoliy Neznanov ... electrician
Monica Schad ... assistant camera (as Monica Carey)

Casting Department

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Jorina King ... extras casting: las vegas

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Marina Ray ... costumer

Location Management

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Leann Emmert ... assistant location manager
Nancy Haecker ... location manager
James Traynor ... key location manager (as Jay Traynor)

Music Department

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Deva Anderson ... music supervisor
Delphine Robertson ... music coordinator

Other crew

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Robin Antin ... choreographer
Randall Balsmeyer ... title designer
Amy Carroll ... production assistant
Melissa Chesman ... production executive: Redeemable Features
Gabi Endicott ... script supervisor
Lora Hingst ... set production assistant
Alisha Klass ... technical advisor
M. Michelle Nishikawa ... production coordinator
Keith Potter ... set production assistant
Gaby Rizeanu ... script supervisor
Wayne T. Silva ... production assistant
Andrew Golov ... production executive (uncredited) / studio executive (uncredited)
Timothy Scott Ralston ... studio projectionist (uncredited)
Cathy Ziehl ... studio coordinator (uncredited)

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Plot Summary

A couple checks into a suite in Las Vegas. In flashbacks we see that he's a computer whiz on the verge of becoming a dot.com millionaire, she's a lap dancer at a club. He's depressed, withdrawing from work, missing meetings with investors. He wants a connection, so he offers her $10,000 to spend three nights with him in Vegas, and she accepts with conditions: four hours per night of erotic play, and no penetration. During the days in Vegas, they get to know each other, have fun, meet a friend of hers; at night, at least after the first night, things seem to get complicated. Is mutual attraction stirring? Will they play by their rules? Can it be about more than money? Written by

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Also Known As
  • The Centre of the World (United Kingdom)
  • Le centre du monde (France)
  • Macht der Begierde (Germany)
  • V srediscu sveta (Slovenia)
  • El centro del mundo (Argentina)
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  • 88 min
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Box Office

Opening Weekend United States $67,809, 22 Apr 2001

Did You Know?

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Trivia As evidenced on the DVD, even the director, Wayne Wang, sums up the movie incorrectly as being about a guy who meets a stripper in a strip club. No, he met her at a coffee shop where he had seen her several times before, he introduced himself, they talked, he asked her what she did, and she told him she was a drummer, but that she supported herself by being a stripper. See more »
Goofs When Jerri is yelling at Florence in the hotel room, the crew and equipment are reflected in the mirror. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Indie Sex: Extremes (2007). See more »
Soundtracks Black Cat Bone See more »
Quotes Florence: Women want to feel desired. And men love it when their women make that extra effort to be desirable. After all, without sex, none of us would be born. And we are all born out of a woman's cunt. It is the center of the world. And the more we can do to glorify that holy spot, the more we're doing for mankind.
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