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Writer (WGA):
Adam Larson Broder (written by)
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Release Date:
12 March 2004 (Spain) See more »
A comedy for the romantically challenged.
A sorority girl is drawn to a disabled man. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Directed by
Anthony Abrams 
Adam Larson Broder 
Writing credits
Adam Larson Broder (written by)

Produced by
Melanie Backer .... co-producer
Karen Barber .... producer
Albert Berger .... producer
Willi Bär .... executive producer
Francis Ford Coppola .... executive producer
Betsy Danbury .... line producer
Linda Reisman .... executive producer
Christina Ricci .... producer
Andrea Sperling .... producer
Ron Yerxa .... producer
Original Music by
John Ottman 
Cinematography by
Tim Suhrstedt 
Film Editing by
Richard Halsey 
Sloane Klevin 
Casting by
Felicia Fasano 
Anne McCarthy 
Rita VanderWaal 
Mary Vernieu 
Production Design by
Richard Sherman 
Set Decoration by
Paul Roome 
Costume Design by
Edi Giguere 
Makeup Department
Trish Almeida .... hair stylist
Laurel Kelly .... additional hair stylist (as Laurel E. Kelly)
Renate Leuschner .... wig maker
Darrell McIntyre .... additional makeup artist
Thomas Opitz .... additional hair stylist
Anna Sugano .... makeup artist (as Sugano)
Kelvin R. Trahan .... key hair stylist
Adam Brandy .... additional makeup artist (uncredited)
Production Management
Stephen Cody .... assistant production manager
Betsy Danbury .... unit production manager
Nancy Kirhoffer .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Haze J.F. Bergeron III .... first assistant director
Thomas Burke .... first assistant director: second unit
Carolyn Sara Fine .... second assistant director
Jonathan Hennessey .... second second assistant director
Art Department
A. Charles Carnaggio .... swing
James LaBarge .... lead man
Maia Sarmanian .... artist
Eric Troop .... swing
Ken Vidrih .... set dresser
Mark Worister .... shopper
Kirsten Zauber .... art department coordinator
Douglas W. Randall .... property master (uncredited)
Sound Department
Christopher Alba .... first assistant sound editor
Stephanie Brown .... dialogue editor
Gloria Cooper .... cable person
Eric J. Goldstein .... boom operator (as Eric Goldstein)
Robert Guastini .... dialogue editor
Shawn Holden .... production sound mixer
Thanos Kazakos .... sound editing intern
Eddie Kim .... sound designer
Chet Leonard .... cable person
Kimberly Ellen Lowe .... dialogue editor (as Kimberly Lowe Voigt)
Jeff Porrello .... boom operator
Eryne Prine .... assistant sound editor
Christopher Sheldon .... supervising sound editor
Brad Sherman .... sound re-recording mixer
Jon Taylor .... sound re-recording mixer
Lana Warnock .... assistant sound editor
Howard London .... adr mixer (uncredited)
Nick Neutra .... foley mixer (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Barry Beaulac .... special effects assistant
Chris Nelson .... special effects foreman
Ron Trost .... special effects coordinator
Shawn Crowder .... stunts
Monica Staggs .... stunts
Gary J. Wayton .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Michael D. Alvarez .... camera loader
Steve Aredas .... second assistant camera
Matt Bardocz .... best boy electric
Clint Borden .... grip
John Bratlien .... electrician
J.P. Brennan .... electrician
Trey Clinesmith .... first assistant camera
Hector Corona .... electrician (as Hector J. Corona)
Megan Forste .... additional second assistant camera
Carlos M. Gallardo .... dolly grip
Paul Goodstein .... key grip
Jeffrey Greeley .... camera operator
Chris Hathaway .... electrician
Kurt Iswarienko .... electrician
Frederick Lawrence .... grip
Eric Lee .... still photographer
Paul McIlvaine .... chief lighting technician (as Paul W. McIlvaine)
Iain O'Higgans .... electrician
Chris J. Rossi .... second company grip
Andy Shuttleworth .... Steadicam operator
David Sirianni .... grip
Robert A. Wood Jr. .... rigging gaffer
Jason Patrick Wotherspoon .... electrician
Dana Kilgore .... rigging electrician (uncredited)
BJ McDonnell .... grip (uncredited)
Casting Department
Freddy Luis .... casting associate
Raquel Osborne .... extras casting
Jamie Underwood .... casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Barbara Marko .... costumer
Robin McMullan .... on-set costumer
Ángela Núñez .... assistant costume designer (as Angela Nuñez)
Sarah Pfeiffer .... costume assistant
Eric H. Sandberg .... costume supervisor
Gilda Texter .... costume assistant
Editorial Department
Jamie Burris .... post-production coordinator
Rick Downey .... negative cutter
Janelle Ashley Nielson .... first assistant editor
Dana Ross .... color timer
Christopher Tumility .... post-production assistant
Greg Babor .... editorial intern (uncredited)
Roger La Prairie .... colorist (uncredited)
Asim Matin .... assistant editor (uncredited)
Michael Matsumoto .... post-production assistant (uncredited)
Music Department
Eric Anderson .... orchestra contractor
Amanda Goodpaster .... supervising music editor
Damon Intrabartolo .... conductor
Damon Intrabartolo .... orchestrator
Michelle Kuznetsky .... music supervisor
Jeff Lingle .... music editor
Kevin McKie .... music consultant
John Ottman .... orchestrator
Stephen Perkins .... music preparation
Keri Ports .... music coordinator
Mary Ramos .... music supervisor
Casey Stone .... music scoring mixer
Deborah Vukovitz .... musician: violinist (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Andre Brandes .... transportation co-captain (as Andre H. Brandes)
Derew Frutos .... transportation captain
Michael Perrotti .... transportation coordinator
Eric Moon .... driver (uncredited)
Other crew
Susan Abramson .... assistant to producers
Mark Asaro .... assistant production coordinator
Greg Babor .... key set production assistant
Tim Ball .... production assistant
Jan Blacher .... research consultant
Jason Brey .... production assistant
Jim Brockett .... animal trainer
Becky Claassen .... script supervisor
Stephanie Ehlers .... production assistant
Marjorie Ergas .... production coordinator
Russ Fega .... location manager
Ryan Timothy Folse .... animal trainer
Andrew Fox .... assistant to producers
Miranda Garrison .... choreographer
Jim Hanna .... caterer
Eric Hatcher .... tennis coach
Heath Howard .... production assistant
Jerrold McKinley Ivery .... accounting clerk
Dominique Jaramillo .... first aid
Eric Jones .... production assistant
Keith Jones .... location production assistant
Shannon Lail .... production executive: Zoetrope
Ket Lamb .... photo double
Ket Lamb .... stand-in
Margie Levers .... assistant accountant
Kimberly Lynn .... assistant location manager
George McDowell Agnew .... location manager (as George M. Agnew)
David McFarland .... assistant: Ms. Ricci (as Dave McFarland)
Tori Meek .... accountant (as Victoria Meek)
Jessica Moss .... production assistant
Hoppy Munz Jr. .... craft service (as Hoppy Munz)
Danny Muscoplat .... assistant to director
Danny Muscoplat .... production assistant
Michael Orr .... production assistant
Evan Peller .... assistant location manager
Canyon Prince .... production assistant
Benjamin Reyes .... catering assistant
Zach Schiff-Abrams .... production associate
Adrienne Swan .... assistant accountant
Andy Thomas .... soccer coach
Angel Villatoro .... catering assistant
Erin T. Whittaker .... production assistant
Tim Wollaston .... production intern (as Timothy Wollaston)
Susan Paley Abramson .... assistant to producers (uncredited)
Derek Avila .... assistant location manager (uncredited)
Elaine Curtis .... stand-in (uncredited)
Dominique Jaramillo .... production medic (uncredited)
Joan Scheckel .... acting coach (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Rated R for language and a scene of sexuality
113 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

The sorority Alpha Omega Pi is actually based on UC Berkeley's Alpha Omicron Pi sorority. The writer Adam Larson Broder lived next door to their house when he went to college there.See more »
Continuity: When Carolyn is taking thing out of her medicine cabinet, she clears the bottom shelf, save for the NyQuil bottle on the left. When the bottom shelf gets a close up seconds later, the NyQuil bottle is there with a few other bottles.See more »
Carolyn McDuffy:Some people have this mystery about them that you can't get out of your head. Do you know what I mean?
Chippy McDuffy:No dear, sounds terrible... is this person a boy?
Carolyn McDuffy:But it's not romantic or anything.
Chippy McDuffy:Well, I hope this mystery has nothing to do with this young man being from a different... culture; Chinese, Persian, African, or I mean, most mysterious, Jewish?
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48 out of 56 people found the following review useful.
Reckless Brilliance, 13 August 2002
Author: Cornershop20 from Miami, Fl.

As I watched the film "Pumpkin" recklessly and fearlessly go from somewhat absurd situation to complete and utter silliness, I got the sense that it was made with a sense of joy that few movies are made with these days. The fact that the film refuses to wink at the audience or play funny music during all the absurdity, makes it all the more impressive. Everything in this movie subverts itself - - in the big satiric moments, this is obvious (the car crash after which Kent's face is unscratched), but one must look closely at what seem to be serious or sentimental moments to realize that these are indeed hilarious and subversive moments as well (the romantic dialogue between Carolyn and Pumpkin is completely absurdist if you keep in mind Pumpkin's "problem.")

Indeed, most Americans are used to films cueing them as to when they are being serious and when they are being funny and audiences are trained to watch for this. Because "Pumpkin" doesn't do this, a lot of its humor probably goes over the heads of people not used to anything this "poker-faced" - - especially when done with such sweetness.

The reviews I've read try to condemn "Pumpkin" by pigeonholing it into one genre or another - - either the mean-spirited sharp satire of Todd Solondz or the over-the-top buffoonery of the Farrelly Brothers - - but "Pumpkin" is neither. Indeed, when you realize that "Pumpkin" fits in no box and, in effect, challenges our notion what a movie should be, you're set free and you begin to laugh at what is the funniest film I've seen in a long time.

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