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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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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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Cast

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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:
Director Cameo: [John Sayles]almost gets hit by the golf ball in the closing scene.See more »
Goofs:
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 »
Quotes:
Steve Tregaskis:[Dressed as a Civil War re-enactor] You can't live in the past.See more »
Movie Connections:
References Lone Star (1996)See more »
Soundtrack:
Makin' BelieveSee more »

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5 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
If it sounds like Altman, and it looks like Altman..., 26 February 2004
Author: FranktheRabbit from Atlanta, GA

(2002/John Sayles) ***1/2 out of ****

"In the beginning.....there was nothing."

Small towns are often used as the backdrop for many films, but seldom is the concept often explored. "Sunshine State", like many other films that tackle the concept, offers a slice of life into the world of the people who inhabit a small town, which is, in this case, a beach front town in Northern Florida.

Plantation Island is a picturesque small town. It's residents include many people ranging from different races, including whites, blacks, and Native Americans. But it goes a little deeper. Some of the characters are native to the area, some are just visiting. Edie Falco plays a down-to-earth motel owner, Timothy Hutton plays a land developer, Angela Bassett plays a woman who has just returned to the island after having left when she was 15, and Bill Cobbs plays a retired doctor who doesn't like where the future of the town is going. Throw in a couple of philosophical golf players, and there you have the island of Plantation.

This film has Robert Altman stamped all over it. And that's basically what it is: a toned down mosaic of Floridians, that looks like it was done by Robert Altman himself. This is a very good movie, with deep characters and a story with multiple layers. But the story and scenery can't make up for the periodic lulls here and there. All in all, an above average film that is worth a look.

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