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Writer (WGA):
Stephen Gaghan (written by)
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Release Date:
18 October 2002 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
Watch who you leave behind.
Plot:
A senior at an elite college, already under severe pressure to complete her thesis and land a prestigious job... See more » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
Highbrow exercise in a usually lowbrow genre. See more (159 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Katie Holmes ... Katie Burke

Benjamin Bratt ... Wade Handler

Charlie Hunnam ... Embry Larkin

Zooey Deschanel ... Samantha Harper

Fred Ward ... Lieutenant Bill Stayton

Mark Feuerstein ... Robert Hanson

Melanie Lynskey ... Mousy Julie (as Melanie Jayne Lynskey)

Philip Bosco ... Professor Jergensen

Gabriel Mann ... Harrison Hobart

Will McCormack ... August

Gabrielle Union ... Amanda Luttrell
Greg Kramer ... Andre
Gillian Ferrabee ... Susan
Barry Julien ... Ted

Tony Goldwyn ... Dr. David Schaffer

Scott Faulconbridge ... Jed
Vanessa Petch ... Young Katie
Victoria Petch ... Young Katie
Kevin Ryder ... Regular Guy

Rachelle Lefevre ... Eager Beaver
Paul Lemelin ... Eager Beaver
Simon Peacock ... Tech Recruiter
Howard Bilerman ... Venture Capitalist

Mark Camacho ... Detective Rigney

Mike Tsar ... Detective Kanter
Robert Burns ... Archivist (as Rob Burns)

Kim Lambert ... Female Interviewee
Alicia Westelman ... Girl Singer
Jodie Resther ... Girl Singer

Bonnie Mak ... Waitress

Joe Cobden ... Student on Cell Phone

Kwasi Songui ... Campus Security Officer
Jay Lavalley ... Campus Security Officer (as Jay LaVallée)
Arthur Holden ... Frank Peabody

Brett Watson ... Recovering Alcoholic College Student
Noel Burton ... Bill
Bill Rowat ... Harrison Hobart Sr.
Liz MacRae ... Mrs. Harrison Hobart (as Liz Mac Rae)
Richard McConomy ... Cabbie
Bill Corday ... Homeless Guy

Gianpaolo Venuta ... Research Assistant (as Gian Paolo Venuta)
Sheena Larkin ... Female Mogul
Ivan Smith ... Professor

Mike Paterson ... Russian Bear
Samir Mallal ... Indian Guy
David Gow ... Passerby Outside Plum
Tim Petch ... Katie's Father
Ryan Wilner ... Student in Cafeteria
Charles S. Doucet ... Recovering Alcoholic Member (as Charles Doucet)
Charles Papasoff ... Recovering Alcoholic Member

Andrea Sadler ... Recovering Alcoholic Member

Christian Paul ... Recovering Alcoholic Member

Shawn Baichoo ... Trip Hop Inferno: Virgil
Ryan Kennedy ... Trip Hop Inferno: Tortured Soul
Philip Le Maistre ... Trip Hop Inferno: Tortured Soul
Giancarlo Caltabiano ... Trip Hop Inferno: Dante
Joseph Baugniet ... Trip Hop Inferno: Performer

John Fallon ... Trip Hop Inferno: Mime
Daniel Lee ... Trip Hop Inferno: Wolf
Malcolm Travis ... Trip Hop Inferno: Minos
Bryanne Hastings ... Trip Hop Inferno: Performer
Joan McBride ... Library Assistant
Aaron Baril ... Student choir
David Benson ... Student choir
Chris Burrage ... Student choir
Jonathan Davis ... Student choir
Jon Day ... Member - Student Choir
Benjamin Kwong ... Student choir (as Ben Kwong)
Kris Epps ... Student choir
Owen Meyers ... Student choir
Nathaniel Misri ... Student choir
Dantonio Pisano ... Student choir
David Podgorski ... Student choir
Mark Barter ... Student choir
Mark Biunno ... Student choir
Padraig Buttner-Schnirer ... Student choir
Chris Forbes ... Student choir
Fred Issid ... Student choir
Andrew Mangal ... Student choir
Nick Roy ... Student choir
Jonathan Stewart ... Student choir
Si-Wai Francis Zih ... Student choir (as Si-Wai 'Francis' Zih)
Ahad Sianati ... Student choir
Raffael Cavaliere ... Student choir
Marika Anthony-Shaw ... Student choir
Annesley Black ... Student choir
Marie Claude Harvey ... Student choir
Amelia McMahon ... Student choir
Tobie Miller ... Student choir
Anne-Lise Nadeau ... Student choir
Julie Paquet ... Student choir
Martine Poirier ... Student choir
Fanny Quenneville ... Student choir
Sahra Ucar ... Student choir
Shannon Simpson ... Student choir
Wing-Chan 'Emily' Chung ... Student choir
Marie-Noel Daignault ... Student choir
Nancy Duncan ... Student choir
Doherty Caitlin ... Student choir
Talya Grumberg ... Student choir
Rachel Moody ... Student choir
Jessica Muirhead ... Student choir
Bohdanna Novak ... Student choir
Gael O'Shaughnessy ... Student choir
Iwan Edwards ... Choir Conductor
Shannon Cohen ... Pirates of Penzance
Zosia Bornik ... Pirates of Penzance

Michèle Tredger ... Pirates of Penzance
Erica Danya Goldblatt ... Pirates of Penzance
Daniel Murphy ... Pirates of Penzance

Chad Connell ... Pirates of Penzance
Christopher Dyson ... Pirates of Penzance
Eric Biunno ... Pirates of Penzance
Andrea Shuster ... Pirates of Penzance
Edward Lafferty ... Pirates of Penzance
Sherry O'Connell ... Pirates of Penzance
Nathalie Beaudoin ... Pirates of Penzance
Emily Lamarche ... Pirates of Penzance
Andrew Burr ... Pirates of Penzance
Mark Hauser ... Pirates of Penzance

Jeffrey Wetsch ... Pirates of Penzance
Sacha Medine ... Pirates of Penzance
Eli Udell ... Pirates of Penzance
John Gilbert ... Pirates of Penzance
Bombyx Du Murier ... Pirates of Penzance
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Michael Daniel Murphy
Eric Benton ... SKI Mask Guy (uncredited)

Claudia Besso ... Susan Bunwell (uncredited)

Josh Kimmel ... Grieving Student (uncredited)
Abby Tenenbaum ... Student (uncredited)
Camille Wainwright ... Ellie Watson (uncredited)

Elizabeth Whitmere ... Mrs. Burke (uncredited)

Directed by
Stephen Gaghan 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Stephen Gaghan (written by)

Produced by
Gary Barber .... producer
Roger Birnbaum .... producer
Shannon Burke .... co-producer
Elizabeth Joan Hooper .... co-producer
Lynda Obst .... producer
Richard Vane .... executive producer
Edward Zwick .... producer
 
Original Music by
Clint Mansell 
 
Cinematography by
Matthew Libatique 
 
Film Editing by
Mark Warner 
 
Casting by
Juel Bestrop 
Rosina Bucci 
Kathleen Chopin 
Jeanne McCarthy 
 
Production Design by
Gideon Ponte 
 
Art Direction by
Pierre Perrault 
 
Set Decoration by
Suzanne Cloutier 
Anne Galéa 
Dominique Gosselin 
Daniéle Rouleau 
 
Costume Design by
Louise Frogley 
 
Makeup Department
Robert Allicock .... hair stylist
Marie-France Cardinal .... key hair stylist
Julie Chabot .... makeup artist
Annick Chartier .... makeup department head
Julie Delaney .... hair stylist: Ms. Holmes
Dario Lapointe .... hair stylist
Nathalie Trépanier .... assistant makeup artist
 
Production Management
Christina Kontos .... unit production manager
Jim Kontos .... unit manager (as Jimmy Kontos)
Marie Portelance .... assistant unit manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Anne Alloucherie .... second assistant director
Michelle Benoit .... third assistant director
Paul Drouin .... third assistant director
Mathew Dunne .... first assistant director: US
John Hepworth .... third assistant director
Bethan Mowat .... assistant director: second unit
Simon-Édouard Pilon .... second second assistant director
Anthony Taitt .... third assistant director
Michael A. Williams .... first assistant director (as Michael Williams)
Jason Stone .... additional third assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Elisabeth Bastien-Siry .... assistant property master
Robert Bourdeau .... scenic artist
Alain Brochu .... construction coordinator
Alain Brochu .... head carpenter
Michel Brochu .... construction supervisor
Eric Brunet .... lead man (as Gabriel Eric Brunet)
Real Capuano .... scenic technician
Odette Gauvreau .... scenic artist
Dominique Gosselin .... assistant decorator
Erik Gosselin .... special props
Lubo Hristov .... art director: Cinesite
Marie-Hélène Labrecque .... assistant decorator
Suzanne Labrecque .... art department coordinator
Raymond Larose .... set designer
Ian Lavoie .... set property master
Fireball Tim Lawrence .... storyboard artist (as Tim Lawrence)
Paul Le Maire .... set dresser
Carl Lessard .... graphic designer
Julie-Agnès Morin .... assistant decorator
Lise Pharand .... property master
Guy Pigeon .... set designer
Eric Ramsey .... storyboard artist
Benoit Robert .... set dresser
Benoit Robitaille .... set dresser
François Sénécal .... assistant art director
Lucie Thibeault .... assistant decorator (as Lucie Thibault)
Tim Walton .... set property master (as Timothy Karl Walter)
Tim Winchester .... assistant property master
 
Sound Department
Christopher Assells .... sound effects editor
Bob Baron .... adr mixer
Pierre Blain .... production sound mixer
Ed Callahan .... sound editor
John Cannon .... first assistant sound ediotr
Kerry Ann Carmean .... sound effects editor
Scott Curtis .... foley editor
Zack Davis .... adr supervisor
Robert Deschaine .... adr mixer
Martin Desmarais .... boom operator
Dino Dimuro .... sound effects editor (as Dino R. DiMuro)
Roger Fearing .... assistant sound editor
Tammy Fearing .... adr editor
Julie Feiner .... adr editor
Christopher Flick .... foley supervisor
David E. Fluhr .... re-recording mixer
Galen Goodpaster .... assistant sound editor
Laura Graham .... adr editor
Robin Harlan .... foley artist
Claude Hazanavicius .... sound mixer
Marc Hazanavicius .... cable person
Susan Kurtz .... dialog editor
Susan Kurtz .... sound editor
Tony Lamberti .... supervising sound editor
Ron Meredith .... assistant sound editor
Christian P. Minkler .... re-recording mixer
Sarah Monat .... foley artist
Magic A. Moreno .... Mag and Optical Transfer Engineer: Todd Hollywood
Mark Narramore .... sound recordist
Nathalie Piche .... boom operator
Vic Radulich .... dialogue editor
Geoffrey G. Rubay .... supervising sound editor
Randy Singer .... foley mixer (as Randy K. Singer)
Thomas W. Small .... foley editor (as Thomas Small)
Frank Smathers .... dialogue editor
Beth Sterner .... sound editor
Jon Title .... sound designer
James Wright .... stereo sound consultant: Dolby (as Jim Wright)
Chuck Michael .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
Mike Szakmeister .... dialogue editor (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Ryal Cosgrove .... special effects coordinator
Marc Fiquet .... special effects technician
Guillaume Murray .... special effects
Marc Reichel .... special effects technician
Tim Winchester .... special effects technician
 
Visual Effects by
Matthew Adams .... rotoscope supervisor
Jeffrey Edward Baksinski .... motion & tracking supervisor: Cinesite
Lynn Basas .... digital artist
Brigitte Bourque .... digital compositor: Cinesite
Scott Dougherty .... executive producer: Cinesite
Steven Fagerquist .... digital compositing artist
Lindsay Hallett .... visual effects producer: main title sequence, ASYLUM (as Lindsay Burnett)
Dennis Hoffman .... head of production: Cinesite
Paul Howarth .... visual effects editor
Fred Jimenez .... data operator
Christopher Lance .... digital compositor (as Chris Lance)
Krystine Lankenau .... rotoscope artist (as Kristine Lankenau)
Vincent Lavares .... digital asset manager: Cinesite Hollywood
Derek Ledbetter .... visual effects
Michael J. McAlister .... visual effects supervisor
Kama Moiha .... digital compositor: Cinesite
Serena Rainbow Naramore .... digital compositor (as Serena Naramore)
Jason Piccioni .... digital effects supervisor
Dante Quintana .... digital artist
Sean Rourke .... digital editor: Cinesite
Kevin Schwab .... digital imaging operator: Cinesite
Kino Scialabba .... senior matte painter
Tiffany Smith .... visual effects coordinator: Cinesite
Arthur Sutherland .... 3D artist
Tracy Takahashi .... visual effects associate producer: Cinesite
Renée Tymn .... digital compositor (as Renee Chamblin)
Purnanand Wagle .... data technical assistant: Cinesite
Wally Chin .... 3D technical assistant (uncredited)
Robert Coquia Jr. .... 3D technical assistant (uncredited)
 
Stunts
François Gauthier .... stunts
Nathalie Girard .... stunts
Karine Lemieux .... stunt double
Michael Scherer .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Benoît Alarie .... grip
Claude Beauchamp .... first assistant camera: second camera
Peter Berglund .... underwater camera assistant
Ann Berrie .... camera loader
Christian Bertrand .... grip
Jocelyn Bertrand .... second company rigging grip
Mikey Bertrand .... first company grip (as Michel Bertrand)
Marc Bonin .... electrician
André Bélaieff .... generator operator
Jean-Philippe Bérubé .... playback/graphics manager
Frédéric Chabot .... electrician (as Frédérick Chabot)
François Daignault .... Steadicam operator
François Daignault .... camera operator: second camera
Frédéric Demers .... electrician
Benoit Descary .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
David Desgroseillers .... lighting technician
Pierre Fournier .... second assistant camera: second camera
Eames Gagnon .... assistant chief lighting technician
Gilbert Gagnon .... electrician
René Guillard .... rigging gaffer
Stephanie Girard Hamelin .... video assist operator
Andy C. Huber .... gaffer: plate shots, Los Angeles
Keith Kerr .... first company rigging grip
François Legris .... daily electrician
Jacques Levesque .... lighting board operator
John Lewin .... chief lighting technician
Matthew Libatique .... camera operator
Roger Lèpine .... grip
Steven Mann .... first assistant camera (as Steven 'Manny' Mann)
Jeff Nichol .... second company grip
Cynthia Pusheck .... underwater camera operator
Patrick Rainville .... electrician
Jesse Read .... grip
Ted William Ross .... daily electrician
Jeff Scott .... electrician
Carlo Secchiaroli .... dolly grip
Martin Vaillancourt .... grip
Jonathan Wenk .... still photographer
 
Casting Department
Julie Breton .... extras casting
Blythe Cappello .... casting associate
Barbara Harris .... adr voice casting
Jennifer Saxon .... casting assistant: Canada
Nadia Lubbe Simon .... casting assistant (as Nadia Lubbe)
John Srednicki .... casting assistant
Eric Zuckerman .... casting associate: New York
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Julie Amyot .... additional extras dresser
Henri Aubertin .... key dresser
Blanche-Danielle Boileau .... wardrobe coordinator (as Blanche Boileau)
Julie Côté .... wardrobe coordinator
Françoise Labelle .... costumer
Mathilde Lemaire-Barrette .... costumer (as Mathilde Lemaire-Barette)
Emilie Perrault .... costumer
Lizz Wolf .... assistant costume designer
 
Editorial Department
Donald Freeman .... colorist
Laura Krumholz .... apprentice editor
Paul Murphy .... assistant editor
Mary Nelson-Duerrstein .... negative cutter (as Mary Nelson Duerrstein)
Pascale Paroissien .... assistant editor: Canada
Chris Regan .... color timer
Antoine Saito .... assistant editor: Canada
 
Location Management
Christian Biron .... assistant location manager
Mélanie Côté .... assistant location manager
Céline Daignault .... location supervisor
Josée Francis .... assistant location manager
Jennifer Brandon King .... location manager: plate unit
Antoinette Levine .... location scout
Denis Paquette .... location manager
Joshua Silverman .... location manager (as Josh Silverman)
 
Music Department
Bruce Babcock .... conductor
Bruce Babcock .... orchestrator
Bob Bornstein .... music preparation
Glen Caplin .... music supervisor
Sandy DeCrescent .... orchestra contractor (as Sandy De Crescent)
Joanie Diener .... music editor: temp music
George Doering .... musician
Melissa Deanne Ferguson .... additional music editor
Robert Fernandez .... score mixer
Robert Fernandez .... scoring mixer
Marc Mann .... additional orchestrator
Marina Manukian .... musician
Joshua Winget .... music editor
Richard Ziegler .... music editor
 
Transportation Department
John Bober .... transportation captain
Eric Chatelain .... production driver
Réal Hamel .... picture car coordinator
Julie Marion .... driver: cast
Daniel Matthews .... transportation coordinator
Manon Rufer .... driver
Spiro Tsovras .... driver: Mr. Gaghan
 
Other crew
Marie Beaulieu .... script supervisor
J.B. Benna .... production assistant
Alexandre Bertrand .... production assistant
Bianca Bezdek-Goodloe .... legal services
Justin Blampied .... title designer
Kim Buttlar .... executive coordinator: Mr. Barber
Simon Cassels .... title designer
Robert Dawson .... title designer
Sean Desmond .... suggested by the book "Adam's Fall" by
Chantal Dubois .... production assistant
Bram Eisenthal .... unit publicist
Jay Floyd .... clearance administrator
Vladimir Fuentes .... assistant accountant
Carole J. Guignard .... office assistant
Melanie Guimont .... production assistant
Patricia Johnson .... unit publicist
Robert Bruce Johnson .... assistant: Ms. Obst
Frederik Joly .... production assistant
Sotos Katakos .... paymaster
Nancy Klein .... assistant accountant
Sylvie Martin .... assistant production coordinator
Kevin Matthews .... production assistant
Ayana O'Shun .... stand-in (as Tetchena Bellange)
Nadia Paine .... assistant: Mr. Vane
Johanne Pelletier .... production coordinator
Jess Platt .... dialect coach: Charlie Hunnam
Regina Sabat-Dhouib .... assistant: Mr. Obst
Lane Shadgett .... assistant: Mr. Gaghan
Ramona Sánchez-Waggoner .... production auditor (as Ramona Díaz Sánchez)
Rick Tropasso .... first assistant auditor
Denis Verrette .... production assistant
James William Visconti III .... production assistant
Margie Balter .... piano coach: Charlie Hunnam (uncredited)
Katia Belas .... office production assistant (uncredited)
Warner Loughlin .... acting coach (uncredited)
 

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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for drug and alcohol content, sexuality, some violence and language
Runtime:
99 min
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Language:
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Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Stephen Gaghan wrote the part of Katie Burke with Katie Holmes in mind.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: Katie's hair changes colors repeatedly throughout the film, from light brown to almost black and back again.See more »
Quotes:
Embry Larkin:You have no grace.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Film Geek (2005)See more »
Soundtrack:
LazySee more »

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34 out of 41 people found the following review useful.
Highbrow exercise in a usually lowbrow genre., 24 December 2003
Author: gridoon

Katie Holmes is well-cast as an intellectual college student in this intellectual thriller, a strange bird of a movie to sit alongside the current batch of "teen" horror films (did you know that in this one the students actually - gasp!- study?). Admittedly it moves at a measured pace (some would say "like molasses"), and doesn't really take off until the last 2 minutes or so (!), when it presents a final twist which I, for one, did not see coming, and which saves the entire picture. All through the film you get the feeling they have something to show you at the end, and indeed they do, but perhaps they shouldn't have waited so long to get there. Excellent score and cinematography. (**1/2)

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