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Sunshine State -- Two woman return to their hometown roots in coastal northern Florida and must deal with family business and encroaching real estate development.
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:
12 July 2002 (USA) See more »
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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 »
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sorry to be in a minority folks but i thought this was a complete bore! See more (81 total) »


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Directed by
John Sayles 
Writing credits
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)
Bill Nisselson .... special thanks: for his help to all of us through the years
Crew believed to be complete

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Rated PG-13 for brief strong language, a sexual reference and thematic elements
141 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

On shooting location, a road was being blocked and a couple of patrons could not get to a bar across the street until the crew was done shooting that particular scene. While in the middle of filming a scene, one man furious with waiting runs across the scene and moons the camera, eventually making it to the bar safely.See more »
Continuity: During the conversation between Desiree and her mother on the beach, the door to the house is suddenly closed, though there is no evidence of anyone having closed it and it makes no sound.See more »
Delia Temple:I must say, my youthful aspirations had nothing to do with becoming the Sarah Bernhardt of Delrona Beach. We adjust.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Hey Arnold! The Movie (2002)See more »
Beneath Still WatersSee more »


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4 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
sorry to be in a minority folks but i thought this was a complete bore!, 16 August 2002
Author: MIKEHILL38 (MIKEHILL38@HOTMAIL.COM) from manchester, england

this is the kind of film you hear critics saying what a wonderful effort from john sayles; a maverick fimmaker who constantly strives to make films away from mainstream hollywood and then like your humble narrator you get to see it during it's limited u.k. cinema release. you then hope you leave the flea pit afterwards saying 'brilliant', 'marvellous' and 'decidedly delightful' when you really think it's 'boring', 'overlong' and 'self indulgent'. that's not to say john sayles is a mediocre talent. 'lone star' and 'passion fish' are very good examples of his craft but i nearly fell asleep with me eyes open watching this load of cobblers and half the time i found meself struggling to keep up with anything the actors were saying. the story seemed feeble and uninvolving; something about property developers trying to muscle into a florida community with a medley group of characters meeting other characters who in turn all have their own agenda. how bland and unexciting!

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