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Sunshine State -- A woman and her new husband returns to her hometown roots in coastal northern Florida, and must deal with family, business, and encroaching real estate development.

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Writer (WGA):
John Sayles (written by)
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Release Date:
26 July 2002 (Sweden) See more »
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Tagline:
Greetings from ... See more »
Plot:
A woman and her new husband returns to her hometown roots in coastal northern Florida, and must deal with family, business, and encroaching real estate development. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
8 wins & 2 nominations See more »
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(7 articles)
User Reviews:
Don't Expect a Good Movie See more (79 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Directed by
John Sayles 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
John Sayles (written by)

Produced by
Maggie Renzi .... producer
Nancy Schafer .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Mason Daring 
 
Cinematography by
Patrick Cady (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
John Sayles 
 
Casting by
John Hubbard 
Ros Hubbard 
 
Production Design by
Mark Ricker 
 
Art Direction by
Shawn Carroll 
 
Set Decoration by
Carol Silverman 
 
Costume Design by
Mayes C. Rubeo 
 
Makeup Department
Roy Bryson .... hair stylist (as Roy C. Bryson Jr.)
Diane Maurno .... makeup artist
Ron Scott .... additional assistant hair stylist
Kym Williams .... wigs: Ms. Bassett
Christine Wostak .... additional assistant makeup artist
 
Production Management
Sarah Connors .... post-production supervisor
Margo Myers .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Brian Moon .... second assistant director
John Powditch .... first assistant director
Larry Zience .... second second assistant director
 
Art Department
Rodney Armanino .... construction coordinator
William Armstrong .... scenic foreman
Jeremy L. Balon .... art department assistant
Will Brantley .... set dresser
Will Brantley .... swing
Michael Calabrese .... leadman
Baird Caswell .... construction grip
Henry Dando .... set dresser
Henry Dando .... swing
Stephen P. Durante .... assistant leadman (as Steve Durante)
Emily Gaunt .... charge scenic
Wilson Huff .... scenic
Dean F. Janik .... scenic
Kevin Long .... assistant property master
Geri Lynn Peterson .... prop production assistant (as Gerilynn Peterson)
Jeremy Alan Read .... set dresser (as Jeremy Read)
Jeremy Alan Read .... swing (as Jeremy Read)
Bobby Richardson .... set dresser
Bobby Richardson .... swing
Philip Schneider .... prop master (as Phil Schneider)
Mara A. Spear .... on-set dresser
 
Sound Department
Marko A. Costanzo .... foley artist (as Marko Costanzo)
Robert Fernandez .... sound re-recording engineer
Chris Fielder .... assistant sound editor
Sean Huff .... assistant sound editor
Judy Karp .... sound mixer
Thomas Kodros .... stereo sound consultant: Dolby
George A. Lara .... foley engineer (as George Lara)
Hal Levinsohn .... adr editor
Jaime Reyes .... boom operator
Fred Rosenberg .... dialogue editor
Fred Rosenberg .... supervising sound editor
Steven Visscher .... foley editor (as Steve Vischer)
Allan Zaleski .... sound effects editor
Ruth Hernandez .... sound assistant (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Bruce Cardozo .... optical supervisor
Kevin O'Neill .... additional visual effects
Dan Schmit .... visual effects supervisor
Casey Conroy .... visual effects producer: Ring of Fire (uncredited)
John Myers .... visual effects executive producer: Ring of Fire (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Ben Bardin .... key grip
Stuart Bicknell .... electrician (as Stuart J. Bicknell)
Frank Boone .... grip
Aryn Chapman .... second assistant camera
Larry Gianneschi IV .... camera loader: "b" camera
Will Harrison .... grip
Albert Hood .... electrician
Tom Hunt .... grip
Edward Knott III .... dolly grip (as Edward J. Knott III)
Paul Krumper .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Michael Laug .... video assist operator
Jason Maresch .... grip
John McAleer .... camera operator
Mark McDevitt .... camera loader
Jack Nealy .... electrician (as Jack R. Nealy)
Ken Palladino .... electrician
Kate Phelan .... gaffer
Jonas Steadman .... first assistant camera
D. Stevens .... still photographer (as D Stevens)
Grab Szenas .... electrician
Marc Wostak .... best boy electric
Matthew Zeyn .... best boy grip
Bruce Hazen .... rigging gaffer (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Amy E. Jordan .... casting intern
Nicole M. Koenig .... casting assistant
Dinaz Stafford .... extras casting
Dinaz Stafford .... local casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Lynette Bernay .... costume supervisor
Janet Cote-Merow .... costume intern
Jeannie Flynn .... assistant to costume designer (as Jeannie Ione Flynn)
Nubia .... seamstress
Susan Salzano .... key set costumer
Thom Heyer .... costumer (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Terry Hager .... color timer (as Terry Haggar)
Brian Hawkins .... post-production assistant
Mo Henry .... negative cutter: D. Bassett & Associates
Brian Loatman .... editing production assistant
Chris McCaleb .... editing production assistant
Mario Ontal .... assistant editor
Plummy Tucker .... associate editor
 
Music Department
Martin Brody .... orchestrator (as Marty Brody)
Sato Knudsen .... musician: cello
Ronan Lefkowitz .... musician: violin
Duke Levine .... musician: guitars
Ronald Lowry .... musician: cello
Haldan Martinson .... musician: violin
Dave Mattacks .... musician: drums
Vera Meyer .... musician: glass harmonica
Patrick Mullins .... music editor
Billy Novick .... orchestrator
Mike Rivard .... musician: bass
Dave Shacter .... music score mixer
Dave Shacter .... score recordist
Jeanie Stahl .... vocalist
Tom West .... musician: organ and piano
 
Transportation Department
Rick Ambrose .... driver
Don Baer .... transportation captain
Jon Bergholz .... transportation coordinator
Keith N. Collis .... driver (as Keith Collis)
Mitch Harbeson .... picture car coordinator
Craig M. Hofstrand .... driver (as Craig Hofstrand)
Randall Johns .... driver
Steve Oliver .... driver
Gordon Owenby .... driver
Rickey Sholar .... driver
Timothy Stephens .... driver
Gaspare F. Trupiano .... driver
 
Other crew
Marcus Barben .... catering assistant: Location Catering Services (as Markus Barben)
Bruce Bisbey .... office production assistant (as Bruce B. Bisbey)
Arle Bordas .... set production assistant
Suzanne Ceresko .... office manager: New York
Sharon Culpepper .... production secretary
Mary Cybulski .... script supervisor
Kent Dufault .... location assistant
Tom Fallon .... assistant location manager
John B. Finn .... post-production accountant (as John Finn)
Glenn E. Holmes Jr. .... set production assistant
Ted Kantrow .... caterer: Location Catering Services
Jeffrey Leonard .... director: Lexington MA Marching Band
Khalilah Liptrot .... set production assistant
M.J. Magbanua .... production coordinator
James G. Miller .... chef: Location Catering Services
Chris Ranung .... key craft service (as Christen Ranung)
Mel Sandvik .... payroll accountant
Shari Sontag .... production accountant
Susan Stone .... clearance coordinator
Sam Tedesco .... location manager
Jason Terito .... catering assistant: Location Catering Services
Elizabeth Verghese .... post-production accountant
Simi Wein .... assistant production coordinator
Andrea F. Cannistraci .... production legal (uncredited)
Christopher Scott .... staff assistant (uncredited)
Ithiell Yisrael .... production assistant (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Bill Nisselson .... special thanks: for his help to all of us through the years
 
Crew believed to be complete


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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for brief strong language, a sexual reference and thematic elements
Runtime:
141 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Trivia:
Director Cameo: [John Sayles]almost gets hit by the golf ball in the closing scene.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When the bulldozer is about to tear down the trees, there are tracks in the dirt from previous takes.See more »
Quotes:
Steve Tregaskis:[Dressed as a Civil War re-enactor] You can't live in the past.See more »
Movie Connections:
References Traffic (2000)See more »
Soundtrack:
Makin' BelieveSee more »

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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Don't Expect a Good Movie, 8 July 2002
Author: Jaymay from Los Angeles



I understand that people have different expectations of low-budget, arthouse movies. I also know that John Sayles has a sort of glow about him, that earthy, intellectual anti-hollywood vibe, a la Tim Robbins, the Coen brothers and Atom Egoyan, that makes him a darling with the critics from the get-go.

But this is not a good movie. I'm sorry, it just isn't.

It meanders. It has too many characters. Its tone is uneven, its point of view is muddled, the acting is all over the board, from naturalistic to over the top. It lingers for long moments with minor characters we don't care about and cuts away from tense scenes just when things are getting good.

It misses the mark.

The worst flaw in the movie is that the two closest things to a protagonist, Edie Falco's Marly and Angela Bassett's Desiree, are straight-jacketed in characters that have no drive. Marly is an apathetic drunk, steeped in her life's own inertia. Desiree is a woman trapped in her own repressed pain. When your two main characters' world-views can be summed up with the phrases "I don't care" and "I want to leave here," why should the audience give a rat's patootie?

I'll be plain: Sayles writes funny dialogue. He's very adept at crafting a scene. The problem is, these scenes don't go anywhere. There's no spine to the movie. No drive. The movie doesn't create rooting interest in any of the characters. In my opinion, he's also too preachy about big bad corporate America gobbling up the little guy.

If you want to see a quality "small" movie, see David Lynch's "Straight Story." Pass this one up.

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