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Writer (WGA):
Bob Dolman (written by)
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Release Date:
20 September 2002 (USA) See more »
Some friendships last forever... like it or not.
Lavinia and Suzette, former rock groupies and best friends, reconnect after twenty years; one is still as wild as ever, while the other has adopted a more conservative life-style. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Goldie Hawn ... Suzette

Susan Sarandon ... Lavinia Kingsley

Geoffrey Rush ... Harry Plummer

Erika Christensen ... Hannah Kingsley

Robin Thomas ... Raymond Kingsley

Eva Amurri Martino ... Ginger Kingsley (as Eva Amurri)

Matthew Carey ... Jules

Andre Ware ... Jake
Adam Tomei ... Club Owner

Sal Lopez ... Pump Attendant

Kohl Sudduth ... Hotel Clerk
Tinsley Grimes ... Prom Girl
Larry Krask ... Man in Bar
Marlayna Cherisse ... Young Groupie (as Marlayna Garrett)

Josh Todd ... L.A. Buckcherry Band Member
Yogi Lonich ... L.A. Buckcherry Band Member (as Yugomir Lonich)
Keith Nelson ... L.A. Buckcherry Band Member
Devon Glenn ... L.A. Buckcherry Band Member
Jonathan 'JB' Brighman ... L.A. Buckcherry Band Member (as Jonathan Brightman)

Directed by
Bob Dolman 
Writing credits
Bob Dolman (written by)

Produced by
David L. Bushell .... executive producer (as David Bushell)
Elizabeth Cantillon .... producer
Mark Johnson .... producer
Original Music by
Trevor Rabin 
Cinematography by
Karl Walter Lindenlaub 
Film Editing by
Aram Nigoghossian 
Casting by
Sheila Jaffe 
Georgianne Walken 
Production Design by
Maia Javan 
Art Direction by
Caty Maxey 
Set Decoration by
Maria Nay 
Costume Design by
Jacqueline West 
Makeup Department
Ma Kalaadevi Ananda .... makeup artist: Ms. Sarandon (as Marilyn Carbone)
Michal Bigger .... makeup artist: Ms. Sarandon
Darlene Brumfield .... hair stylist
Linda De Andrea .... hair department head (as Linda DeAndrea)
Linda De Andrea .... hair stylist: Ms. Hawn (as Linda DeAndrea)
Paul LeBlanc .... hair stylist: Ms. Sarandon
Cheri Minns .... makeup artist: Goldie Hawn
Suzanne Rodier .... key makeup artist
Cheri Minns .... makeup department head (uncredited)
Production Management
David L. Bushell .... unit production manager (as David Bushell)
Robert Graf .... production supervisor (as Robert J. Graf)
Paul Springer .... post-production supervisor: Lucasfilm (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Phil Dupont .... first assistant director (as Philippe R. Dupont)
Christophe Le Chanu .... second second assistant director
Sharon Swab .... second assistant director
Darin Rivetti .... first assistant director: additional photography (uncredited)
Art Department
Brook Bacon .... set dresser
Steve Badillo .... labor foreman
Earl Benton .... set painter
Gary J. Coelho .... laborer
James N. Delaplane .... set painter
Craig Diantonio .... painter
William Ermi .... painter
Franco Esile .... lead man
Eva Firshein .... buyer
David Garcia .... set dresser
Robert Hale .... paint foreman
Kevin Hughes .... property master
Kim Kirschbaum .... assistant paint foreman
Alan D. Laslovich .... general foreman (as Alan Laslovich)
Cynthia Martinez .... greens foreman
John Means III .... painter
Wendy Means .... buyer
Mark Meloccaro .... art department coordinator
Jon Moberg .... assistant property master
John J. Rutchland III .... construction coordinator (as John 'JR' Rutchland III)
Manny Silvia .... propmaker foreman
Thomas 'Noe' Welch .... set dresser (as Noe Welch)
Tom Wilson .... set dresser
John Youngblood .... on-set dresser (as Johnny Youngblood)
Douglas Cannon .... propmaker gangboss (uncredited)
Steven Samanen .... graphic artist (uncredited)
Marcel Worch .... propmaker gang boss (uncredited)
Quinn Yarbrough .... set dresser (uncredited)
Sound Department
Paul Curtis .... foley editor (as Paul M. Curtis)
Patrick Cusack .... assistant sound editor
Andrew DeCristofaro .... supervising sound editor
Flash Deros .... boom operator
David Esparza .... sound effects editor
John Michael Fanaris .... sound effects coordinator
Marshall Garlington .... sound re-recording mixer
Amy Hammer .... sound mix facility coordinator
William H. Jeffs .... cable person
Shawn Kennelly .... foley mixer
Laura Macias .... foley artist
Walt Martin .... sound mixer
Michael A. Morongell .... sound mixing engineer
Chris Navarro .... adr recordist
Nancy Nugent .... dialogue editor (as Nancy K. Nugent)
Michael Payne .... sound effects editor
Andy Peach .... sound mixing recordist (as Andrew Peach)
Stephen P. Robinson .... sound effects editor
Paul Rodriguez .... sound mix facility coordinator
Sean Rowe .... foley artist
Dan Scolnik .... foley supervisor (as Dan Scolnick)
John C. Stuver .... dialogue editor
Ken Teaney .... sound re-recording mixer
Eric Thompson .... adr mixer
Randolph Saucedo .... sound recordist (uncredited)
Dan Scolnik .... foley cue (uncredited)
Special Effects by
John P. Cazin .... special effects coordinator (as John Cazin)
Joe Heffernan .... special effects foreman
Visual Effects by
Steve Caldwell .... digital artist: Custom Film Effects
Mark Dornfeld .... visual effects supervisor: Custom Film Effects
Adam Gass .... production manager: Custom Film Effects
Shaina Holmes .... digital artist: Custom Film Effects
L. Elizabeth Powers .... digital supervisor: Custom Film Effects (as Laurie Powers)
L. Elizabeth Powers .... lead artist: Custom Film Effects (as Laurie Powers)
Susan Shin George .... producer: visual effects, Custom Film Effects
David Smithson .... I/O technician: Custom Film Effects
Eliza Coleman .... stunt coordinator
Doug Coleman .... stunt rigger (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Bob Arrendondo .... company grip (as Roberto Arredondo)
Star Barry .... electrician
John Chickanis .... rigging electrician
Harve Cook .... video assist operator
Loren Corl .... key grip
Dhamarata Dhiensuwana .... key rigging grip (as G. Dhiensuwana)
Adam Dodds .... rigging best boy electric
Sammy Escobar .... company grip (as Sam Escobar)
Steven Frohardt .... best boy rigging grip
Chris Haarhoff .... Steadicam operator
Paul Hauser .... rigging electrician
Michael S. Hennessy .... rigging electrician (as Mike Hennessy)
Loren Hillebrand .... dolly grip
Steve House .... company grip
Matt Kennedy .... camera loader
Ty Kinnison .... electrician
Tommy Klines .... first assistant camera
John Linares .... best boy electric
Victor Major .... rigging gaffer
Jerry L. Marshall .... best boy grip (as Jerry Marshall)
Scott McGeo .... company grip
Vojislav Mikulic .... gaffer (as Voya Mikulic)
Ryan Parks .... second assistant camera
Adam Southwick .... electrician
Vich Thiensuwana .... rigging grip
Danny Vincent .... electrician
Tom Yatsko .... camera operator (as Thomas Yatsko)
Robert Zuckerman .... still photographer
Tom Fendley .... electrician (uncredited)
Michael-Ryan Fletchall .... crane operator (uncredited)
Dwayne McClintock .... aerial camera operator (uncredited)
Tom Stanger .... electric: day player (uncredited)
Jason Young .... electrician (uncredited)
Casting Department
Sande Alessi .... extras casting: The Casting Couch
Kristan Berona .... extras casting: The Casting Couch (as Kristin Berona)
Meg Morman .... casting associate
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Alison Gail Bixby .... set costumer
Winnie D. Brown .... costume supervisor (as Winnie Brown-Willis)
Adrienne Childers .... set costumer
Edie Doherty .... wardrobe production assistant
Barbara Marko .... set costumer
Jude Christian Orlando .... costume illustrator (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Gary Burritt .... negative cutter
Michael Hatzer .... color timer
Tereas L. Herrera .... apprentice editor
Hilary Schroeder .... assistant editor
Kathy Thomson .... digital colorist
Nicholas 'Nikko' Tsiotsias .... assistant editor
Location Management
Patricia Ebert .... location assistant
Veronique Vowell .... location manager
Music Department
John Bissell .... music supervisor
Paul Linford .... score mixer
Paul Linford .... score producer
Paul Linford .... score recordist
Thomas Milano .... music editor: temp music
Trevor Rabin .... orchestrator
Trevor Rabin .... score producer
Brian Richards .... music editor: temp music
Jeanette Surga .... music editor
Mark Agostino .... music playback operator (uncredited)
Christine Bergren .... music legal (uncredited)
Maureen Crowe .... music supervisor (uncredited)
Steve Kempster .... score mixer (uncredited)
Julia Michels .... executive in charge of music (uncredited)
Gary Raymond .... music playback operator (uncredited)
Matthew Rush Sullivan .... music coordinator (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Arthur Kohlhoff .... transportation captain
John Lybrand .... transportation
Dusty Saunders .... transportation coordinator
Don Poole .... transportation captain: re-shoots (uncredited)
Other crew
Alexa Alden .... script supervisor (as Alexandra Alden)
Rashied Aljuwani .... craft service assistant
Maggie Baird .... additional voice
Kattie Barron .... additional voice
Aaron Brownstein .... additional voice
Joe Cappelletti .... additional voice
Russell Clark .... choreographer
Andrew Cruz .... production assistant
Brad Davis .... production accountant (as R. Bradley Davis)
Ruben Garcia .... production assistant
Johnny Gidcomb .... additional voice (as John Gidcomb)
Marc A. Hammer .... production coordinator
Cheryl Harris .... animal trainer
Joshua T. Harris .... production secretary
Deloris Claris Horn .... assistant: Ms. Hawn (as Deloris Horn)
Robert Husted .... accounting assistant
Fiona Landers .... additional voice
Peter Lavin .... additional voice
John Lemley .... production assistant
Susan Leslie .... additional voice
Hope Levy .... additional voice
Matthew McClure .... assistant: Mr. Rush (as Matthew D. McClure)
Erin Meehan .... production assistant (as Erin C. Meehan)
April Morley .... animal trainer
Danya Mosgofian .... production assistant
William Nuzzo .... craft service
John Palermo .... assistant: Ms. Sarandon
Jess Platt .... dialect coach
Denise Anderson Poore .... production assistant
Patty Reed .... assistant: Ms. Cantillon
Jill Remez .... additional voice
Alycia Rossiter .... assistant: Mr. Dolman
Joshua Roth .... production assistant
Amanda Rush .... set medic
Mark Saul .... additional voice
Jeff Schlesinger .... assistant: Mr. Bushell
Taffy Schweickhardt .... payroll accountant
Ben Skorstad .... helicopter pilot
Christopher Stanley .... additional voice
Scott Stanley .... production assistant
Wesley Staples .... studio teacher
Shara Storch .... unit publicist
Mark Sussman .... additional voice
Peter Vogel .... assistant production coordinator (as Peter S. Vogel)
Jeff Wickline .... first assistant accountant
Tom Williams .... assistant: Mr. Johnson
Jason Wintz .... production assistant
Christopher Wolfe .... production assistant (as Chris 'Topher' Wolfe)
André Devantier .... caterer (uncredited)
Cheryl Donaldson .... assistant to producer (uncredited)
Ashley Kravitz .... clearance coordinator (uncredited)
John Palermo .... development executive (uncredited)
Kim Percival .... production coordinator: preparation (uncredited)
Joe Pichirallo .... production executive (uncredited)
Nicole Stevens II .... double: Young Goldie Hawn in photographs (uncredited)
Aaron G. York .... remote head technician (uncredited)
Bill Curbishley .... thanks
John Densmore .... thanks
Robby Krieger .... thanks
Ray Manzarek .... thanks
Jim Morrison .... thanks
Jimmy Page .... thanks
Robert Plant .... thanks
Crew believed to be complete

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Rated R for language, sexual content and some drug use
USA:98 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Argentina:13 | Australia:M | Brazil:14 | Canada:14A | Finland:K-15 (DVD) | Finland:K-11 (VHS) | France:Tous publics | Germany:12 | Iceland:L | Malaysia:U (cut version) | Malaysia:18PL (uncut version) | Netherlands:AL | Norway:11 | Philippines:PG-13 | Singapore:NC-16 | South Korea:15 | Spain:13 | Sweden:Btl | Switzerland:12 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:12 (canton of Vaud) | Switzerland:12 (canton of the Grisons) | UK:15 | USA:R (certificate #38849)

Did You Know?

Bob Dolman got the idea for the film from a line of Jim Morrison's poem "Stoned Immaculate" ("One summer night, going to the pier I ran into two young girls. The blonde was called Freedom, the dark one Enterprise"), which he'd heard while rewriting the script to The Doors (1991).See more »
Anachronisms: The Polaroid film used in the "Rock Cock" collection did not exist when Jim Morrison was alive.See more »
Suzette:Ever heard of Frank Zappa?
Harry:Sure. The Mothers of Invention.
Suzette:Wow. Very good Harry. Well, he named us. The Banger Sisters.
Harry:But you weren't really sisters.
Harry:Good 'cause I wouldn't have been comfortable if you were sisters.
Suzette:You're not comfortable now, Harry.
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25 out of 32 people found the following review useful.
A great afternoon romp, 22 September 2002
Author: SuetheCritic from Oregon

I just saw this movie, and all I can say is that many of the critics don't `get it'-this is a fun romp, especially because of the efforts of the extremely gifted actors in it. Sarandon as an "uptight" matron is a hoot. Hawn giggles a bit, but shows us a force of nature as well. And Geoffrey Rush's character is a wondrous "mess."

Basically, a best friends story, with a few twists and turns. Yes, I'd love to see more of a back story on how Vinnie becomes Lavinia and more of the Bangers' `history,' but for an afternoon of memories and joy, this is it.

I really appreciate the central question Bob Dolman seems to be asking.what happened to us? Kids, for those of us living before AIDS changed the sexual revolution and the greed of the '80s turned most of us into yuppies, we were `free-er.' Gee, it's a chick flick. The theatre was filled with women when I saw it, and they were all laughing at the jokes and sighing at common experiences. The Harry Plummer character? Just think about his reaction to Suzette's caring for her friend's child. The scene shows her `real' character, not just the `floozy.'

If you want great meaning and angst, rent a Bergman DVD; for a fun romp, SEE THIS MOVIE!

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