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The Girl Next Door -- A teenager's dreams come true when a former porn star moves in next door and they fall in love.
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Director:
Writers (WGA):
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Release Date:
9 April 2004 (USA) See more »
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Matt never saw her coming... but all his friends had!
Plot:
A teenager's dreams come true when a former porn star moves in next door and they fall in love. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Kind of a homage to Risky Business but much more than that See more (507 total) »

Cast

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Emile Hirsch ... Matthew Kidman

Elisha Cuthbert ... Danielle

Timothy Olyphant ... Kelly

James Remar ... Hugo Posh

Chris Marquette ... Eli

Paul Dano ... Klitz

Timothy Bottoms ... Mr. Kidman

Donna Bullock ... Mrs. Kidman

Jacob Young ... Hunter

Brian Kolodziej ... Derek
Brandon Irons ... Troy

Amanda Swisten ... April

Sung Hi Lee ... Ferrari

Ulysses Lee ... Samnang
Harris Laskawy ... Dr. Salinger

Julie Osburn ... Jeannie
Laird Stuart ... Mr. Ruether

Dane Garretson ... Ryan Wenger (as Dane A. Garretson)

Richard Fancy ... Mr. Peterson

Catherine McGoohan ... Mrs. Peterson

Josh Henderson ... Pep Rally Jock

Nicholas Thomas ... Glenn

John-Clay Scott ... Rent-A-Cop
Matt 'Horshu' Wiese ... Mule

Maria Arcé ... Chloe (as Maria Arce)
Alonzo Bodden ... Steel
Ellis Williams ... Scholarship President (as Ellis E. Williams)
Stephanie Fabian ... Mina Lopez

Michael Villani ... TV Talk Show Host

Dan Klass ... School Photographer
Steven St. Croix ... Karate Guy in Porn Film (as Benjamin Banks)
Tomas Herrera ... Film School Student

John Harrington Bland ... Fan at Convention
Shu Lan Tuan ... Samnang's Mother (as Shulan Tabish)

Kayla Tabish ... Kathy

Nicholas Downs ... Bob in 70's Sex-Ed Film
Danny Seckel ... Bob's Friend in 70's Sex-Ed Film
Katie Stuart ... Jennie

Olivia Wilde ... Kellie

Autumn Reeser ... Jane
Reda Beebe ... Cocktail Waitress
Rudy Mettia ... Limo Driver

Chris Leone ... Responsible Media Minion (as Chris Verdiglione)
Martin Pierron ... Minion

Freddy Smith ... Minion

Ray Mond ... Minion
Ricardo Amaya ... Minion

Hector Garcia ... Minion
Paul Aulicino ... Parrot (voice)
Beth Buck ... Attractive Woman at Scholarship Banquet
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
James Abraham ... Guy at Video Screening (uncredited)

Ossie Beck ... Classroom Student (uncredited)

Stuart Blumberg ... Dancing Guy at the Adult Video Convention (uncredited)

Michelle DiBenedetti ... Flasher Girl (uncredited)

Bill Duggan ... Guy All Over (uncredited)

Tara Gerard ... Tina B. (uncredited)
Charles Gordon ... Passenger at Airport (uncredited)

Gary Lane ... Party Twin (uncredited)
Larry Lane ... Party Twin (uncredited)

Karen McDougal ... Woman at Las Vegas Convention (uncredited)
Sean Riblett ... Prom Guest (uncredited)

Mike Sabga ... Porn Set Video Technician (uncredited)

Soshi ... Asian Sex Ed. Student (uncredited)
Marc Sternberg ... Passenger at Airport (uncredited)
Parker Tilley ... Popular Guy (uncredited)

Directed by
Luke Greenfield 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
David Wagner (story) (as David T. Wagner) &
Brent Goldberg (story)

Stuart Blumberg (screenplay) and
David Wagner (screenplay) (as David T. Wagner) &
Brent Goldberg (screenplay)

Produced by
Harry Gittes .... producer
Charles Gordon .... producer
Arnon Milchan .... executive producer
Guy Riedel .... executive producer
Marc Sternberg .... producer
Richard Wenk .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
Paul Haslinger 
 
Cinematography by
Jamie Anderson (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Mark Livolsi 
 
Casting by
Mali Finn 
 
Production Design by
Stephen J. Lineweaver  (as Stephen Lineweaver)
 
Art Direction by
Jason Weil 
 
Set Decoration by
Traci Kirshbaum 
 
Costume Design by
Marilyn Vance 
 
Makeup Department
Suzan Bagdadi .... hair stylist
Karen Blynder .... makeup artist
Patricia Budz .... hair stylist
Monique DeSart .... hair stylist
Mary Jo Fortin .... hair stylist
Maggie Fung .... makeup artist
Joanne Harris .... hair stylist
Paula Kelly .... makeup department head
Dennis Liddiard .... key makeup artist
Susan Mills .... key hair stylist
Francisco X. Pérez .... makeup artist
Sabine Roller .... makeup artist
Peggy Semtob .... hair stylist
Amy Lederman .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Marsha Shearrill .... body makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Daniel R. Chavez .... executive in charge of post production
Udi Nedivi .... unit production manager
M. Kent Kay .... production supervisor (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jules Kovisars .... second assistant director
Elenie Mansalis .... second second assistant director
Rip Murray .... first assistant director
John Tagamolila .... dga trainee
David Waters .... second second assistant director: weekly player
Matt Pexa .... second assistant director: second unit (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Timothy D. Ackins .... stand-by painter
Todd Bennett .... plaster foreman
John Berger .... set designer
Joe Bergman .... on-set dresser
Cliff Bernay .... assistant property master
William Biggerstaff .... paint supervisor
Barry Caraco .... props
Denis Cordova .... construction coordinator
Vanessa Couron .... set dressing buyer
David Fanderlik .... construction foreman (as Dave Fanderlik)
John Flaherty .... props
Michael R. Gannon .... assistant property master (as Michael Gannon)
Rob Garlow .... construction general supervisor
Bobby Joe Garren .... greens foreman (as Bobby J. Garren)
Scott Goodman .... props
Tony Guastella .... swing
Nancy A. King .... art department coordinator
Robert LaPrell .... props (as Robert Guy Liaprell)
Robert Louden .... props
Victor Mendez .... set dresser
Michael Milgrom .... property master
Johnny Morales .... labor foreman (as Johnny 'The Bear' Morales)
Robert G. Newhouse .... greens person (as Robert 'Glen' Newhouse)
Cesar Orozco .... props (as Cesar 'Ces' Orozco)
James H. Person .... props
William A. Petrotta .... assistant property master
Frank Piercy .... props
Natalie Richards .... illustrator
Charles Righetti .... leadman (as Charlie Righetti)
Joel Ruiz .... set dresser
H.W. 'Pat' Ryan .... props (as H.W. Pat Ryan)
Timothy Sheehan .... swing
Dan Silvertree .... props
Brent Smith .... set dresser
Roger Smithson .... props
Galadriel Thompson .... art assistant
Joel Venti .... storyboard artist
Marla Altschuler .... art department assistant (uncredited)
Eugene Freiburger .... props (uncredited)
Sean O'Connell .... set dresser (uncredited)
Gary Thomas .... storyboard artist (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Steve Arcabascio .... cable person
Paul Aulicino .... assistant sound editor
Bruce Barris .... additional sound re-recording mixer
Eric Bretter .... sound recordist
Daniel Brock .... production sound technician
Michael C. Casper .... sound re-recording mixer (as Mike Casper)
Paul Curtis .... supervising dialogue editor (as Paul M. Curtis)
Patrick Cusack .... assistant sound editor
Andrew DeCristofaro .... supervising sound editor
Michael Dressel .... supervising foley editor
Christopher Fitzgerald .... adr recordist
Marshall Garlington .... additional sound re-recording mixer
Eric Cameron Hosmer .... sound recordist (as Eric Hosmer)
Robert Jackson .... boom operator
David Kelson .... sound mixer
Rick Kline .... sound re-recording mixer
Daniel J. Leahy .... sound re-recording mixer (as Dan Leahy)
Steve Mann .... sound effects editor
Chris Navarro .... adr recordist
Steve Nelson .... sound effects editor (as Steven F. Nelson)
Nancy Nugent .... adr editor (as Nancy Kyong Nugent)
Adam Olmsted .... mixdown assistant
Kim Secrist .... sound effects editor
Bruce Stambler .... supervising sound editor
Greg Steele .... adr mixer
John C. Stuver .... adr editor
Shawn Sykora .... foley editor
Eric Thompson .... adr mixer
Wade Wilson .... sound effects editor
Richard E. Yawn .... sound effects editor (as Richard Yawn)
Jon Ailetcher .... sound mixer: additional photography (uncredited)
Shawn Kennelly .... foley mixer (uncredited)
Laura Macias .... foley artist (uncredited)
Aaron Martin .... sound designer (uncredited)
Jason Matthews .... sound editing production assistant (uncredited)
John Soukup .... sound transfer (uncredited)
Lisa Varetakis .... foley editor (uncredited)
Carl D. Ware .... sound engineer (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
John C. Hartigan .... special effects supervisor (as John Hartigan)
M.A. Thompson .... special effects foreman
Chris Walkowiak .... special effects foreman
Ron Rosegard .... special effects technician (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Akemi Abe .... visual effects artist
Peter 'Beak' Cvijanovic .... lead compositor
Joe Gareri .... visual effects executive producer
David Jones .... visual effects supervisor: Asylum
Patrick Phillips .... compositor
Greg Rodin .... lead camera: Pacific Title and Art Studio
César Romero .... compositor
David Sosalla .... visual effects supervisor
Jamie Stevenson .... visual effects consultant
James D. Tittle .... digital visual effects coordinator: Pacific Title
Bob Wiatr .... compositor
 
Stunts
Brian Avery .... stunt driver
Joni Avery .... stunts
Kevin Beard .... stunts
Jayson Dumenigo .... stunts (as Jayson Duminego)
Corey Michael Eubanks .... stunts (as Corey Eubanks)
Sean Graham .... stunts
Gary Guercio .... stunt double: Emile Hirsch
Tabby Hanson .... stunts (as Tabby Hanson Graham)
Hubie Kerns Jr. .... stunts
Christopher Leps .... stunts
Alan Michaud .... stunts
John Robotham .... stunt coordinator
Tim Sitarz .... stunt double
Kym Stys .... stunt double
Justin Sundquist .... stunts
John-Clay Scott .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Minh Bahnsen .... company grip
Dana Baker .... best boy grip
Kent Baker .... key rigging grip
Greg Banta .... key rigging gaffer (as Gregory Banta)
Ken Berkhout .... rigging best boy (as Ken G. Berkhout)
Eric Betts .... rigging grip
Corwin A. Bibb .... lamp operator (as Cory Bibb)
Bill Brummond .... camera operator
Glenn Cannon .... additional video
Steven Cardarelli .... rigging grip
Billy Clevenger .... camera operator (as William Clavenger)
Dale Cole .... company grip
Vincent Contarino .... lamp operator
Colin Couto .... lamp operator
Scott Crabbe .... video assist operator (as Scott R. Crabbe)
Chris Cunningham .... lamp operator
Jose Danner .... rigging grip
Rumer Darrow .... rigging grip
Seong Dilg .... company grip
David Dunbar .... rigging electrician
David Ellis .... rigging grip (as Dave Ellis)
Adam Feinberg .... rigging electrician
Tom Fendley .... best boy electric
Jay Galbo .... rigging electrician
Michael Grady .... best boy rigging grip
Michael Herron .... additional video
Tony Hibbard .... rigging set lighting technician
Steven Hiller .... first assistant camera: second camera (as Steve Hiller)
Peter Iovino .... still photographer
Alan Jacoby .... additional film loader
Matt Kennedy .... second assistant camera
Al LaVerde .... key grip (as Alexander LaVerde)
Jonathan Leary .... company grip
Chris Leidholdt .... company grip
George Lozano Jr. .... rigging electrician
Richard Maldonado .... rigging electrician
Daniel C. McFadden .... camera loader (as Daniel McFadden)
Ken Metz .... company grip
Larry Michael .... generator operator (as J. Larry Michael)
George Michela .... company grip
David Morton .... gaffer
Dominic Napolitano .... first assistant camera
David H. Neale .... rigging electrician (as David Neale)
Jacqueline J. Nivens .... second assistant camera
Jesse Olivares .... additional video
Michael Orefice .... best boy electric (as Michael Paul Orefice)
Derek Page .... set lighting technician
James Plannette .... gaffer
Edwin Quijanmo .... rigging grip (as Edwin 'EQ' Quijano)
Nikola Ristic .... lamp operator
Jason Selsor .... rigging grip
Gomidas Semerjian .... rigging electrician
Victor A. Shelehov .... dolly grip (as Victor Shelehov)
Russ St. John .... company grip
Gary Stark .... lamp operator
Jason Talbert .... company grip
Joshua D. Thatcher .... dimmer board operator (as Joshua Thatcher)
Ryan Vanlossberg .... company grip (as Ryan von Lossberg)
John A. Witmer .... company grip
Michael S. Endler .... camera operator (uncredited)
Dana Gonzales .... camera operator (uncredited)
Joe Hill .... rigging grip (uncredited)
Mark Hyde .... key grip: additional photography (uncredited)
Jacques Jouffret .... Steadicam operator (uncredited)
Jacques Jouffret .... camera operator (uncredited)
Jonathan Sela .... additional photographer (uncredited)
Mark Walpole .... first assistant camera: plate unit, Washington D.C. (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
David Anthony .... extras casting
Micah Dahlberg .... casting assistant
Tracy Dixon .... extras casting associate
Barbara Harris .... voice casting
Chris Hogenson .... casting assistant
Kelly Hunt .... extras casting associate
David Rapaport .... casting associate
Kimberly Mullen .... casting: Florida (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Craig Anthony .... set costumer
David Butler .... set costumer
Elizabeth Frank .... set costumer
Renee Madison .... set costumer
Gerardo Rosette .... tailor
Hope Slepak .... costume supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Gary Burritt .... negative cutter
Tom Dailey .... assistant editor: avid
William Kruzykowski .... associate editor (as Bill Kruzykowski)
Dave Lee .... colorist: dailies
Sarah Lucky .... editorial assistant
Ron Orenstein .... dailies colorist
Jim Passon .... color timer
Holly Sachi .... assistant editor (as Holly-Sachi)
Tom Scully .... assistant editor
Ronald White .... assistant editor
Lonnie A. Mathes .... post-production assistant (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Peter Afterman .... music supervisor
Wolfgang Amadeus .... electronic scoring mixer
Wolfgang Amadeus .... music editor
Jessica Clements .... music coordinator
Dan DiPrima .... supervising music editor
Chris Douridas .... music supervisor
Michael Farrow .... music scoring mixer (as Mike Farrow)
Simon James .... orchestra contractor
Carlton Kaller .... music consultant (as Carl Keller)
Michael Mason .... score production coordinator
Pfilbryte .... composer: additional music
Robert Puff .... music preparation
Drew Sherrod .... music consultant
Jennifer Stewart .... music editor
Margaret Yen .... associate music supervisor
Jane Antonia Cornish .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Brienne Rose .... assistant music coordinator (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Krister C. Johnson .... transportation captain
James Lowder .... transportation coordinator
Jim Moores .... picture car coordinator
Jack Jay Reece .... driver (as Jay Reece)
John Simanovich .... transportation co-captain
Morris Aroesti .... driver (uncredited)
Elizabeth Chambers .... transportation secretary (uncredited)
L. Chip Crosby Jr. .... driver (uncredited)
J. Armin Garza II .... driver: camera car (uncredited)
Kelsey Kimes .... driver (uncredited)
 
Other crew
James Abraham .... assistant: Charles Gordon
Theron Alford .... production assistant
Spencer Andrews .... stand-in: Emile Hirsch (as Spencer Jambor)
Alex Barnoya .... set medic
Elizabeth C. Camp .... set production assistant
Colleen Casey .... set production assistant
Jess Cole .... assistant location manager
Jesse Cole .... assistant location manager
Jason De Meo .... production assistant
Michael DeSantis .... first assistant accountant
Melissa Engle .... set production assistant
Charles Fagin .... key assistant location manager
Marc C. Geschwind .... on-set extras coordinator (as Marc Gerschwind)
Christopher K. Grap .... assistant production coordinator (as Christopher Grap)
George Haycraft .... production assistant
Hi-Hat .... choreographer
Ashley Kravitz .... research consultant
Steven S. Lee .... assistant location manager (as Steven Lee)
Lindsey Liberatore .... assistant: Arnon Milchan
Dirk Q. Long .... caterer (as Dirk Long)
Harvey Malkin .... production accountant
Nick Marcou .... production assistant
Kelly Moran-Brown .... production coordinator
Robert W. Morgenroth .... video effects supervisor (as Bob Morgenroth)
Sarah Oakley .... production assistant
Leigh Paonessa .... set production assistant
Jamie Pease .... assistant: Guy Riedel
Nerissa Politzer .... animal trainer
Canyon Prince .... extras coordinator
Michael Sandknop .... key assistant location manager (as Michael T. Sandknop)
Paul Schreiber .... location manager
Michelle Stevens .... second assistant accountant
Cid Swank .... unit publicist
Val Tasso .... photo double: Chris Marquette
Val Tasso .... stand-in: Chris Marquette
Mark Thomason .... stand-in
J.J. Titone .... production secretary (as Joseph J. Titome)
Marion Tumen .... script supervisor
Craig Vegas .... set production assistant (as 'Vegas' Craig Glenn)
Catherine Petra Villalobos .... production assistant
Christopher Wade .... payroll accountant
Edward C. Wang .... assistant: Harry Gittes
James P. Warren .... animal trainer: birds
H. Lockwood Wasler .... production assistant
Bryan Wynbrandt .... assistant: Luke Greenfield
Ray Buffer .... stand-in (uncredited)
Jason Cardillo-Lee .... production assistant (uncredited)
Jeanine Castle .... production assistant (uncredited)
Brad Combs .... executive assistant: Mr. Milchan (uncredited)
Seth William Hansen .... additional set production assistant (uncredited)
Jeffrey Harris .... assistant post-production accountant (uncredited)
Mary Ann Kellogg .... choreographer (uncredited)
Shaun McNally .... production assistant (uncredited)
Canyon Prince .... production assistant (uncredited)
Rick S. Sulier .... post-production accountant (uncredited)
Donna Tegan .... set production assistant: re-shoot (uncredited)
John H. Tobin .... stand-in (uncredited)
Gregg Vance .... assistant: Marilyn Vance (uncredited)
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for strong sexual content, language and some drug/alcohol use
Runtime:
108 min | 110 min (international version) (unrated version)
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Color:
Color (DeLuxe)
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
The Cougars lion costume featured in numerous scenes of the film is the same one as featured in Old School (2003), this time under the name "Harrison Cougars".See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: All exterior shots of the limo show it to be dry, yet all the interior shots have the windows looking wet.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Woman:[voiceover] How do you want me?
Man:Oh, that's good. Yeah. Just, uh... just get comfortable.
Woman:I'm a little nervous.
Man:Nah, you're doing great.
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Movie Connections:
References Sophie's Choice (1982)See more »
Soundtrack:
ONE FINE DAYSee more »

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110 out of 137 people found the following review useful.
Kind of a homage to Risky Business but much more than that, 13 February 2005
Author: Mike from St Louis, MO

I did not see this movie in theaters. I usually wait for teen films to come out on video before viewing them. I must say, the way this movie was marketed, one would figure that this flick is along the lines of such classics as Bring It On and Can't Hardly Wait. Though this movie definitely is now part of the illustrious teen film library, it runs a little bit deeper than the average adolescent flick.

As the title suggest, this movie does have Risky Business written all over it. The characters (the pimp vs the adult film director) the props (glass egg vs the golden "trophy") as well as the music and language definitely give this film an updated twist on RB. However, it would be erroneous to write this film off as a rip-off, it just isn't afraid to show it's influence.

Emile Hirsch is great as Matthew Kidman, the ambitious high school senior (who actually looks like he's in high school) with an Ivy League future. Straight and narrow, his life is spun on it's head once Danielle (Elisha Cuthbert) enters the picture. Cuthbert, playing a free-spirited porn star, actually gives a rather understated performance that is sincere and sweet. Matthew's once planned out life is now lived more on the edge, and with that, he encounters some interesting characters, such as Kelly, the shady porn director, played flawlessly by Timothy Olyphant.

However, as the film progresses, the movie didn't delve as deeply into Cuthbert's character as it should have. No insight into her background, how did she get to where she is right now, etc. She also takes a back seat to the growing tension between the Matthew and the sleazebag Kelly. I must say, Olyphant is great in this film. He goes from being hilarious to charming to scary in the span of about five minutes and steals almost every scene he's in. The other supporting characters are great. Chris Marquette (Eli) and Paul Dano (Klitz) are funny as Hirsch's dorky friends, and hopefully Marquette will land more roles like this. They too seem to become more adventurous once Danielle enters the picture, what an influence one person can have.

So in the end, this does have a lot of the typical teen flick campiness. There are jocks, hot chicks on campus, geeks, and the movie itself has plenty of swearing, bathroom humor, slapstick, you name it. There is a sweetness to the movie, as it's amazing what a person will do when they fall in love. This movie has plenty of twists and turns, so come along for the ride and have some fun.

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