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Legally Blonde -- Looks like this salesgirl picked the wrong blonde.
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Legally Blonde -- Paulette's snap was all over the place!
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Director:
Writers (WGA):
Amanda Brown (novel)
Karen McCullah (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
13 July 2001 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
Meet Elle Woods. She's a lawyer with a heart of gold...and a mane to match! See more »
Plot:
When a blonde sorority queen is dumped by her boyfriend, she decides to follow him to law school to get him back and, once there, learns she has more legal savvy than she ever imagined. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 6 wins & 9 nominations See more »
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(1014 articles)
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Clueless Goes to Harvard See more (539 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Reese Witherspoon ... Elle Woods

Luke Wilson ... Emmett

Selma Blair ... Vivian Kensington

Matthew Davis ... Warner

Victor Garber ... Professor Callahan

Jennifer Coolidge ... Paulette

Holland Taylor ... Professor Stromwell

Ali Larter ... Brooke Taylor Windham

Jessica Cauffiel ... Margot

Alanna Ubach ... Serena

Oz Perkins ... Dorky David Kidney

Linda Cardellini ... Chutney

Bruce Thomas ... UPS Guy

Meredith Scott Lynn ... Enid

Raquel Welch ... Mrs. Windham Vandermark

Samantha Lemole ... Claire
Kelly Nyks ... Arrogant Aaron
Ted Kairys ... Gerard

Michael B. Silver ... Bobby

Kimberly McCullough ... Amy

Shannon O'Hurley ... DA Joyce Rafferty

Greg Serano ... Enrique
Francesca P. Roberts ... Marina R. Bickford

Lisa Arch ... Boutique Saleswoman (as Lisa Kushell)
Natalie Barish ... Old Lady at Manicurist

Cici Lau ... LA Nail Technician

Allyce Beasley ... CULA Advisor

Kevin Cooney ... Head of Admissions
Ted Rooney ... Admissions Guy
David Moreland ... Admissions Guy

Wayne Federman ... Admissions Guy

James Read ... Elle's Father

Tane McClure ... Elle's Mother
Niklaus Lange ... Annoyed 2L

Doug Spinuzza ... Intense Ivan Berliner

Lisa K. Wyatt ... Jail House Guard
Jason Christopher ... Chuck

Corinne Reilly ... Reporter

Victoria Mahoney ... Reporter

Lacey Beeman ... Nervous 1L Girl
Melissa Anne Young ... Blonde Cheerleader (as Melissa Young)

Brody Hutzler ... Grant

Chaney Kley ... Brandon

John Cantwell ... Maurice
Ondrea De Vincentis ... Callahan's Assistant
Terence Michael ... Desk Clerk (as Terrence Michael)

Nectar Rose ... Freshman Girl

Jodi Harris ... Another Sister
Patricia Kimes ... Blonde Biker

Sasha Barrese ... Another Girl
Kelly Driscoll ... Blonde Card Carrier
Elizabeth Matthews ... Sorority Girl

Kennedy Stone ... Sorority Girl
Moonie ... Bruiser
Lily ... Rufus
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Gary Ambrosia ... Angry Harvard Student (uncredited)

Joan Blair ... Prisoner (uncredited)

Ali Chen ... Manicurist (uncredited)

Gary Castro Churchwell ... Harvard Law Student (uncredited)

Curt Clendenin ... College Classmate (uncredited)
Joe Dolan ... Courtroom Attendee (uncredited)
Melanie H. Gassaway ... Sorority sister (uncredited)
Carol Hatchett ... Bend and Snap Girl (uncredited)
Mark Heidelberger ... Harvard Law Student (uncredited)

Richard Hillman ... College Student (uncredited)

Seth Adam Jones ... Rowdy Student (uncredited)

John Kapelos ... Dewey Newcombe (uncredited)
Dean Mason ... Prison Guard (uncredited)

Beverly Polcyn ... Old Dancer at Beauty Salon (uncredited)
Kate Roxburgh ... Lady at Party (uncredited)

Scott Ryan Whinery ... Bespectacled Boy (uncredited)

Dylan White ... Reporter (uncredited)

Jenna Z. Wilson ... Prisoner (uncredited)

Directed by
Robert Luketic 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Amanda Brown (novel)

Karen McCullah (screenplay) &
Kirsten Smith (screenplay)

Produced by
Ric Kidney .... producer
Christian McLaughlin .... co-producer
David Nicksay .... co-producer
Marc Platt .... producer
 
Original Music by
Rolfe Kent 
 
Cinematography by
Anthony B. Richmond (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Anita Brandt-Burgoyne  (as Anita Brandt Burgoyne)
Garth Craven 
 
Casting by
Joseph Middleton 
 
Production Design by
Missy Stewart  (as Melissa Stewart)
 
Art Direction by
Daniel Bradford 
 
Set Decoration by
Kathy Lucas 
 
Costume Design by
Sophie De Rakoff  (as Sophie de Rakoff Carbonell)
 
Makeup Department
Linda Arnold .... hair stylist
Jenny-King Turko .... makeup artist
Brad Wilder .... key makeup artist
Joy Zapata .... key hair stylist
Leslie Devlin .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Warren Lewis .... hair stylist (uncredited)
Denise Paulson .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Roddy Stayton .... additional hair stylist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Ric Kidney .... unit production manager (as Richard J. Kidney)
Shelly Kidney .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Marcei A. Brown .... second assistant director (as Marcei Brubaker)
Marisa Ferrey .... second second assistant director
Josh King .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Paul Ashmore .... stand-by painter
Ron Ashmore .... paint foreman
Adam Austin .... on-set dresser
Douglas Berkeley .... set designer
Steve Borgese .... greens person
Jon J. Bush .... lead man (as Jon Bush)
Laura J. DeRosa .... art department coordinator
China Fox .... assistant property master (as China Iwata)
Douglas Fox .... property master
Lance Gunnin .... construction foreman
Steve A. Hagberg .... construction coordinator (as Steve Hagberg)
Patricia Owen .... assistant art director (as Patty Owen)
Michael P. Sweeney .... assistant property master (as Mike Sweeney)
Eric Bryant .... art department assistant (uncredited)
L. David Gordon .... drapery foreman (uncredited)
Sean D. Jackson .... greensman (uncredited)
Wendy Jerde .... scenic painter (uncredited)
Chris Peterson .... set dresser (uncredited)
David Scott .... graphic artist (uncredited)
Richard Blake Wester .... set dresser (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Joe Barnett .... re-recording sound mixer
Javier Bennassar .... sound effects editor
Jed M. Dodge .... adr supervisor
Matt Dubin .... digital transfer engineer
Marc Fishman .... re-recording sound mixer
Alan Freedman .... adr mixer
David Grant .... dialogue editor
Michael Hertlein .... dialogue editor
Chato Hill .... assistant sound editor
Frederick Howard .... sound designer
Frederick Howard .... sound supervision
Craig Jurkiewicz .... foley editor
Michael Kamper .... sound effects editor
Kevin Maloney .... boom operator
Diane Marshall .... foley artist (as S. Diane Marshall)
Michael Mullane .... sound effects editor
Vince Perry .... digital transfer engineer
Christopher Sposa .... cable person (as Chris Sposa)
Alec St. John .... assistant sound editor
Lucy Sustar .... foley mixer
Jerry Trent .... foley artist
Daniel W. Victor Jr. .... DTS consultant (as Dan Victor)
Ed White .... production sound mixer
Robert Getty .... dialogue editor (uncredited)
Peter Gleaves .... adr mixer (uncredited)
Ben Holiday .... assistant sound editor (uncredited)
Robert Jackson .... dialogue editor (uncredited)
Carrie Lisonbee .... dialogue assistant (uncredited)
Nigel Stone .... adr supervisor: UK (uncredited)
Johanna Turner .... transfer engineer (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
David P. Kelsey .... special effects coordinator (as Dave Kelsey)
 
Visual Effects by
Lloyd Lee Barnett .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Scott Dougherty .... digital effects producer: Cinesite (uncredited)
Christopher Grandel .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Vincent Lavares .... digital asset manager (uncredited)
Derek Ledbetter .... visual effects (uncredited)
Josh Novak .... lead compositor: main title sequence (uncredited)
Alfredo Ramirez .... titles compositor: Picture Mill (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Stuart Abramson .... key grip
Tyger Belton .... second assistant camera
Tracy Bennett .... still photographer
Kenny Carceller .... rigging company grip
James M. Cox .... rigging chief lighting technician (as Jimmy Cox)
Jeff Ferrero .... assistant chief lighting technician
Doug Keegan .... rigging assistant lighting technician
Josh Levy .... video assist operator
Arnaud Peiny .... rigging key grip
George Richmond .... camera operator
Jonathan 'Chunky' Richmond .... first assistant camera (as Jonathan Richmond)
Chris Scurria .... dolly grip
Gary Tandrow .... chief lighting technician
Paul Tilden .... camera loader
Ron Tondreau .... second company grip
Chris Cuevas .... second assistant camera (uncredited)
Bob Gorelick .... Steadicam operator (uncredited)
Brian Heller .... aerial cinematographer (uncredited)
Giles Keyte .... still photographer: UK (uncredited)
Jordan Lapsansky .... electrician (uncredited)
George Lozano Jr. .... lighting technician (uncredited)
Gregory W. Smith .... Steadicam operator (uncredited)
Gregory W. Smith .... camera operator: "b" camera (uncredited)
David Blue Thompson .... lighting technician (uncredited)
Steven J. Winslow .... camera technician: Wescam camera (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Dena Berman .... casting assistant
Michelle Morris .... casting associate (as Michelle Morris-Gertz)
Mariann H.W. Lee .... extras casting (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Kim Carleton .... costumer
Kim Johnson .... costumer
Mary C. Lane .... key costumer (as Mary Lane)
 
Editorial Department
Dennis McNeill .... color timer (as Denny McNeill)
Shawn Petersen .... post-production assistant
Alex Renskoff .... first assistant film editor
Theresa Repola Mohammed .... negative cutter
Valance Eisleben .... high definition editorial services (uncredited)
Tim Vincent .... colorist: dailies (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Tony Blondal .... orchestrator
Anita Camarata .... music supervisor
Debbi Datz-Pyle .... orchestra contractor
Brian Dixon .... music recordist
Ron Fair .... executive soundtrack producer
Dennis S. Sands .... scoring mixer (as Dennis Sands)
Nick South .... music editor
William T. Stromberg .... conductor (as William Stromberg)
Paul Wertheimer .... music recordist
Brent Brooks .... music editor: temp music (uncredited)
Mark Eshelman .... scoring crew (uncredited)
Jason Lloyd .... scoring crew (uncredited)
Eric Stonerook .... music preparation (uncredited)
James Thatcher .... musician: french horn (uncredited)
Pat Weber .... scoring technician (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Daniel Canamar .... transportation office coordinator (as Dan Canamar)
David Menapace .... transportation captain (as Dave Menapace)
Michael Menapace .... transportation coordinator (as Mike Menapace)
Lin C. Smith .... driver
Mark Brown .... driver: production van (uncredited)
Pete Newman .... unit driver (uncredited)
Chad Wingerd .... transportation assistant (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Toni Basil .... choreographer
Eric Bryant .... production assistant
Kevin A. Canamar .... first aid
Sue Chipperton .... animal trainer
Chris Corey .... production assistant (as Cris Corey)
Valerie Espinoza .... clearance coordinator
Tiffany Fraser .... assistant accountant (as Tiffany Reinhard)
Rachael Lin Gallaghan .... assistant production coordinator
Ellen Gessert .... location manager
Nicole Gordon .... assistant: Ms. Witherspoon
Noelle Green .... production coordinator (as Noelle Chapin-Green)
Erin Hilkey .... assistant location manager (as Erin Wilhelm-Hilkey)
Roger Jones .... production secretary
Laurie Levenson .... technical advisor: legal (as Professor Laurie Levenson)
Gary Levy .... payroll accountant
Joey Levy .... assistant: Mr. Platt
Asha MacLeod .... production assistant
Lisa Mantoux .... key set production assistant
Fiona McIntyre .... assistant: Mr. Luketic
Scott Michael Murray .... assistant: Mr. Luketic (as Scott M. Murray)
Michael Pendell .... assistant: Mr. Platt
Ronit Ravich-Boss .... script supervisor
Marci Rosenberg Gayner .... production coordinator (as Marci Rosenberg)
Rip Russell .... assistant accountant
Will Sandoval .... production assistant
Ned R. Shapiro .... additional location manager (as Ned Shapiro)
Sheilah Sullivan .... accountant
Indira Tyler .... assistant choreographer
Eric Winn .... craft service
Christopher Wolfe .... production assistant
Deborah Wuliger .... unit publicist
Julie Adams .... dialect coach: Selma Blair (uncredited)
Ruth Breslaw .... production coordinator: UK (uncredited)
Doris Donnenberg .... production coordinator: additional photography (uncredited)
Curtis Failor .... additional lamp operator (uncredited)
Marc W. Havener .... set production assistant (uncredited)
Kyle Hutchison .... production assistant (uncredited)
Eric Kops .... publicist (uncredited)
Lisa Michele McTigue .... production assistant (uncredited)
Michael Peavey .... helicopter pilot (uncredited)
Stephanie Siemiller .... photo double (uncredited)
 
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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Cutie Blonde" - Japan (English title)
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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for language and sexual references
Runtime:
96 min
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Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Argentina:Atp | Australia:PG | Brazil:Livre | Canada:PG (Alberta/British Columbia/Manitoba/Nova Scotia/Ontario) | Canada:G (Quebec) | Chile:TE | Finland:K-3 | France:U | Germany:o.Al. (bw) | Iceland:L | Malaysia:U | Netherlands:AL | New Zealand:PG | Norway:A | Peru:PT | Portugal:M/12 | Singapore:PG | South Korea:12 | Spain:T | Sweden:Btl | Switzerland:7 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:7 (canton of Vaud) | UK:12 | USA:PG-13 (certificate #37637)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
We see Elle Woods brushing her hair behind the opening credits. This is not Reese Witherspoon, as she was in England finishing The Importance of Being Earnest (2002).See more »
Goofs:
Errors in geography: It would be nearly impossible for Brooke Taylor to live in a mansion in the Beacon Hill section of Boston. Mansions found on Beacon Hill do not sit on enough land to have a pool. The area is too densely inhabited.See more »
Quotes:
Elle:Bend and snap.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in "The Office: The Fire (#2.4)" (2005)See more »
Soundtrack:
We Could Still Belong TogetherSee more »

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45 out of 65 people found the following review useful.
Clueless Goes to Harvard, 29 December 2001
Author: Roland E. Zwick (magneteach@aol.com) from United States

In `Legally Blonde,' – which could well be re-titled `Clueless Goes to Harvard' - the delightful Reese Witherspoon stars as a ditzy, fashion-obsessed airhead who winds up (through plot complications too elaborate to go through) taking that Ivy League law school by storm. Needless to say, there is not a single believable moment in the film, but that is generally the case with most fish-out-of-water scenarios anyway. What `Legally Blonde' does have is a warm spirit, a bubbly demeanor and a breezy charm that reflect to a tee the personality of its main character.

Although the film does not exhibit the same level of comic genius we found in `Clueless,' Witherspoon's letter-perfect rendition of the bubblehead stereotype earns the film a great deal of audience goodwill, a factor that helps us to get over some of the movie's flatter moments. For indeed, throughout the course of this tale, we do hit a number of arid stretches where we feel that we should be laughing an awful lot more than we are. In fact, `Legally Blonde' occasionally feels more like a concept in search of a movie than a full-fledged work in its own right. But, just as you are about to give up on it, the filmmakers hit upon a hilarious concept, sight gag or line of dialogue, which help to set the movie back on track.

Clearly, Witherspoon is the big selling point of this film. As an actress, she exudes such an air of intelligence, confidence and compassionate goodwill that she invests even her dumb blonde character with those seemingly paradoxical traits. `Legally Blonde' isn't always at the top of its form, but Witherspoon wins the case for the film hands down anyway.

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