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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:
Sayles again in top form! 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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Trivia:
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 »
Goofs:
Errors in geography: Early in the film when Francine is talking with one of the developers, they pass a sign in the foreground that says "Amelia Island", the filming location, instead of the film's fictional location, Plantation Island.See more »
Quotes:
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 »
Soundtrack:
Merle WorldSee more »

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12 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
Sayles again in top form!, 20 April 2003
Author: rosscinema (rosscinema@comcast.net) from Oceanside, Ca.

John Sayles is without a doubt one of the best writer/directors making films today and even though he doesn't get the backing and respect of Hollywood studio executives the actors in the business all know he's one of the best. Sayles doesn't give in to what the unsophisticated audiences of today expect. He keeps things honest and all of his work is based on personal choices. Like in most of his other films here we see multiple characters all surrounding one event. Here its the story of a resort town that is going to be taken over by a giant company and where most business's and residences will have to leave. One angle has Eunice Stokes (Mary Alice) living in a house that she has lived in for a number of years and she's proud because the house represents being elevated to middle class. Her daughter Desiree Perry (Angela Bassett) is an actress in the Boston area and she is coming to visit with her husband. While Desiree is there, she meets up with an old boyfriend Flash (Tom Wright) who had gotten her pregnant when she was 15. Another part of the film has Marly Temple (Edie Falco) who works with her father Furman (Ralph Waite) at the motel/restaurant that he owns. Marly meets Jack Meadows (Timothy Hutton) who is an architect and scouting the land. A romance blossoms between the two and its a clash of individual ideals. Marly hates working for her father and has become disillusioned and angry as life is passing her buy. Sayles complex script lets the viewer go from character to character and we become understanding of their complexities. The film shows how the characters who left the island went on to a better life and the ones who stayed have to deal with how life is changing all around them until it has finally found them. Its so refreshing to see Bassett in a good role. She's not cast as the girlfriend or some throw away supporting role, its a well written part that shows she is a terrific actress. Falco also shows that she can handle other characters and when "The Sopranos" is over she can step into any other role with ease. Well made and extremely well written, this is another interesting film to add onto Sayles growing resume of fine films.

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