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Documentary look at five unusual homes and the people who built (or adapted) them. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
Ed Peden ... Himself
Diana Peden ... Herself
Linda Beech ... Herself
Ben Skora ... Himself, 'Bennie'
Darlene Satrinano ... Herself
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Frances Mooney ... Herself (uncredited)

Chris Smith ... Himself, interviewer (voice) (uncredited)
Bill Tregle ... Himself (uncredited)
Bob Walker ... Himself (uncredited)

Directed by
Chris Smith 
 
Produced by
Jeff Charney .... co-executive producer
Lee Clow .... co-executive producer
Dominic Ferro .... line producer (as Dominick Ferro)
Barbara Laffey .... producer (as Barbara Joy Laffey)
Susane Preissler .... producer
John Shirley .... co-executive producer
Richard Siegel .... co-executive producer (as Rich Siegel)
Gary Topolewski .... co-executive producer
Stuart Wolff .... executive producer
 
Cinematography by
Hubert Taczanowski (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Jun Diaz 
 
Makeup Department
Mia Baker .... hair stylist: California
Mia Baker .... makeup artist: California
Babette Crowder .... hair stylist: Kansas
Babette Crowder .... makeup artist: Kansas
Melissa Lipuma .... hair stylist: Illinois
Melissa Lipuma .... makeup artist: Illinois
Donna Spahn .... hair stylist: Louisiana
Donna Spahn .... makeup artist: Louisiana
Samantha Weaver .... hair stylist: Hawaii
Samantha Weaver .... makeup artist: Hawaii
 
Production Management
Paul Mezey .... post-production supervisor
Rodrigo Ricardo .... production supervisor
 
Sound Department
William F. MacPherson .... sound designer (as Bill Macpherson)
Alex Markowski .... sound re-recording mixer
Janet Urban .... sound mixer: Hawaii
 
Visual Effects by
Keith Yurevitz .... visual effects (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Nils Benson .... first assistant camera: Hawaii
Joe Brady .... second assistant camera: Illinois
Ian Brook .... best boy electric: Louisiana
Cone Chamberlain .... video assist operator
Rodney Chauvin .... camera loader: Louisiana
Phil Contursi .... key grip: Illinois
Frits De Jong .... gaffer
Alex Fischer .... key grip: Kansas (as Alex Fisher)
Mike Grinnage .... third electric: Kansas
Sheldon Lehman .... best boy electric: Hawaii
Ian Lynch .... second assistant camera: Louisiana
Jim Marquette .... camera loader: Hawaii
Lori McCann .... second assistant camera: Kansas (as Lory McCann)
Jimmy Ryan .... best boy electric: California
Rodolfo Salas III .... first assistant camera (as Rudy Salas)
Ed Seaman .... best boy electric: Kansas
Steve Seukiw .... best boy electric: Illinois
Steve Simmons .... still photographer
Chris Smith .... camera operator
Joseph Walsh .... second assistant camera: California
Wade Whitley .... second assistant camera: Hawaii
Charles Wiggin .... key grip: Louisiana
 
Editorial Department
Susan Kirby-Smith .... assistant editor
Paige Lauman .... additional editor
Kent McGrew .... color timer
Dan Ollman .... additional editor
Noëlle Penraat .... negative matcher
 
Music Department
Honeyboy Edwards .... musician: "Hambone Blues" (as David 'Honeyboy' Edwards)
Bent Fabricius-Bjerre .... musician: "Delilah" and "Markin' Time" (as Bent Fabric)
Dan Ollman .... music supervisor
Doug Ruschhaupt .... music supervisor
 
Transportation Department
Neil Thomas .... motorhome driver: Kansas
 
Other crew
David Brandvik .... assistant production coordinator
Elise Corvo .... production coordinator
Everette Eglin .... production assistant: Louisiana
Nancy Erger .... location coordinator: Hawaii
Cyrus Faryar .... production assistant: Hawaii
Bobby Foster .... production assistant: Hawaii
Karen Fuglesen .... production assistant: Kansas
Chris Ganser .... additional researcher
Steve Garber .... marketing executive
Elizabeth Gullett .... marketing executive
Jerard Gusman .... production assistant: Illinois
Anne Killelea .... production assistant: Illinois
Ryan Kirlin .... production assistant: Illinois
Barry Levenson .... marketing executive
Sal Malimo .... titles: Mimondo Productions Ltd.
Agnes Mazzola .... script supervisor
Jennifer Melching .... production assistant: Kansas
Dan Ollman .... production assistant: Hawaii
Dan Ollman .... production assistant: Illinois
Tom Peaz .... production assistant: Kansas
Thomas Peters .... production assistant: Louisiana
Ana Maria Quintana .... script supervisor (as Anna Marie Quintana)
Brian Reeder .... production assistant: California
Sal Sanchez .... production assistant: California
Sherman Shelton Jr. .... production assistant: Louisiana (as Sherman Shelton)
Todd Tandand .... production assistant: California
 
Thanks
Liam Ahern .... special thanks
Jody Andras .... special thanks
Mark Andrews .... special thanks
Don Bauldry .... special thanks
Linda Beech .... thanks
Dick Blau .... special thanks
David Colon .... special thanks
Katie Connor .... special thanks
John Czech .... special thanks: Star Light Fireworks
Jeff Daniels .... special thanks
Mary Frances Eglin .... special thanks (as Mary Francis Eglin)
Larry Hetzel .... special thanks: Alexis Luxury Tours
Karen Hughes .... special thanks
Nikki Kappmeyer .... special thanks: Altour Travel
David Kirby .... special thanks
Brian Kraemer .... special thanks (as Captain Brian Kraemer)
Trent Lassiter .... special thanks
Mike McDonald .... special thanks
Frances Mooney .... thanks
Richard O'Neill .... special thanks
Ashley Peden .... special thanks
Diana Peden .... thanks
Ed Peden .... thanks
Sarah Price .... special thanks
Randall H. Rowe .... special thanks
Randy Russell .... special thanks
Darlene Satrinano .... thanks
Dori Schiller .... special thanks
Derek Sharp .... special thanks
Fred Siegel .... special thanks
Ben Skora .... thanks
John Sloss .... special thanks
Kabir Stanton .... special thanks
Bill Tregle .... thanks
Dianna Tregle .... special thanks
Edwin Tregle .... special thanks
Edwina Tregle .... special thanks
Bob Walker .... thanks
Peter Zinda .... special thanks
 
Crew believed to be complete


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4 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Ben Skora, 21 August 2003
Author: Thomas A. Doyle (thomdoyle@hotmail.com) from Palos Hills, Illinois

To his credit he's built one 280-pound, 6'8" robot named Arok who can vacuum the carpet, mix drinks, dance, take Polaroid photos and talk, plus two smaller (5' tall) robots, one for the Orland Park Police Department another for the police department in Park Ridge. Before the Ferrari there were three other remote controlled automobiles. Skora says he invented a cordless telephone three years before AT&T came up with theirs. He's built a viewer/telephone that actually operates between his home and that of a friend in Mokena.

Skora's home is an electronic fantasy with a 6'-diameter electronic iris door, remote control roll-down shower curtain and a 16'-diameter revolving living room. The house has kitchen cabinets with shelves that go up and down electronically, lights, music and waterfalls that turn on and off by remote control, a wet bar that glides out from a flat wall, electronically-controlled hands that appear out of nowhere to deliver hand soap or swizzle sticks for your drink, a transporter room, Hollywood smoke effects and an easy chair that can be driven --starting, stopping and turning on a dime-- by operating two toggles on the arm rests.

And, as they say, that's not all. There are fascinating things too numerous to chronicle around every corner in Skora's house. Most can be operated by simply dialing numbers on a touch-tone phone. "I can operate everything here even if I'm in Tokyo," Skora boasts, making a sweeping motion with his arm to take in his entire residence. What's even more remarkable, from all accounts he's been able to perform that bit of electronic magic for close to thirty years.

All of Skora's electronic bells and whistles, from the suit of armor that doesn't just talk to the full-sized female mannequin/floor lamp with a panties lampshade to the, well, bells and whistles, are created with one thing in mind - fun. Ben Skora is nothing if not an elfin prankster. Friends say that if Ben thinks about something he'll build it, but if it can get a laugh, he'll build it faster.

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