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Rebecca Miller (book)
Rebecca Miller (written by)
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Release Date:
28 March 2003 (Ireland) See more »
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Plot:
Three women's escapes from their afflicted lives. Each struggles to flee from the men who confine their personal freedom. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
7 wins & 4 nominations See more »
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Dreadful at any speed See more (68 total) »

Cast

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Kyra Sedgwick ... Delia Shunt

Parker Posey ... Greta Herskowitz

Fairuza Balk ... Paula

John Ventimiglia ... Narrator (voice)

Ron Leibman ... Avram Herskowitz

Wallace Shawn ... Mr. Gelb

David Warshofsky ... Kurt Wurtzle

Leo Fitzpatrick ... Mylert

Tim Guinee ... Lee

Patti D'Arbanville ... Celia

Ben Shenkman ... Max

Joel de la Fuente ... Thavi Matola (as Joel De La Fuente)

Marceline Hugot ... Pam

Brian Tarantina ... Pete Shunt

Seth Gilliam ... Vincent

Josh Philip Weinstein ... Oscar

Lou Taylor Pucci ... Kevin
Mara Hobel ... Fay

David Patrick Kelly ... Peter
Nick Cubbler ... John Wurtzle
Sarah Morf ... Claire Wurtzle
Laura Finelli ... Young Delia

Dean Strange ... The Tall Man
Michi Barall ... Felicia Wong

Tim Hopper ... Mr. Brown
Maria Elena Ramirez ... News Reporter

Christopher Fitzgerald ... Greg
Susan Blommaert ... Mrs. Toron
Angela Trento ... Lola Sanduli
Danielle Tagger ... Marla

Peter Galman ... Man in His 50's
Tony Osso ... Waiter
Monica Paszkiewicz ... Mimi

Quentin Mare ... Darius
Brian Bell ... Playwright
Kaluska Poventud ... Maroushka
Francis Akins ... Jesse
Bill Burns ... Court Steps Reporter
Jennifer Lent ... Young Fay
Lynne Anne Hart ... Mylert's Mother
Eileen Stancage ... Old Woman
Corinne Brownsell ... Dunkin Donuts Cashier
Eleanor Niel ... Girl on Swing
Stephi Licciardi ... Girl on Swing
Samantha Steiner ... Girl on Swing
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Directed by
Rebecca Miller 
 
Writing credits
Rebecca Miller (book "Personal Velocity")

Rebecca Miller (written by)

Produced by
Alexis Alexanian .... producer
Brian Bell .... line producer
Caroline Kaplan .... executive producer
Jenny Schweitzer .... line producer
Jonathan Sehring .... executive producer
John Sloss .... executive producer
Lemore Syvan .... producer
Gary Winick .... producer
 
Original Music by
Michael Rohatyn 
 
Cinematography by
Ellen Kuras 
 
Film Editing by
Sabine Hoffmann  (as Sabine Hoffman)
 
Casting by
Cindy Tolan 
 
Production Design by
Judy Becker 
 
Set Decoration by
Maus Drechsler 
Heather Loeffler 
 
Costume Design by
Marie Abma 
 
Makeup Department
Paul J. Mason .... special makeup effects artist (as Paul Mason)
Sanna Riley .... hair designer
Sanna Riley .... key makeup artist
 
Production Management
Jake Abraham .... post-production supervisor
Gwen Bialic .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Dan Brillman .... second assistant director
Carrie Fix .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Jill Alexander .... property master
Andrew Cesana .... property intern
Nora Killoran .... property assistant
Laura Morton .... art department production assistant
Carl Paolino .... art department
Eric Siegelstein .... art department intern
 
Sound Department
Ryan Collison .... foley recordist
Robert Fernandez .... sound re-recording mixer
Christopher Fondulas .... boom operator
Mariusz Glabinski .... sound effects editor
Marlena Grzaslewicz .... sound editor
Giles Khan .... sound mixer
Bruce Kitzmeyer .... sound editor
Barry London .... sound mixer
Greg Robertson .... assistant location sound
Ira Spiegel .... sound effects editor
Brian Vancho .... foley walker
 
Stunts
Douglas Crosby .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Hashim Al-Mashat .... electrician
Stuart Kaufman .... additional electrician
Paul Kaye .... best boy electric
Alison Kelly .... assistant camera
Scott Maher .... additional electrician
John C. Nadeau .... gaffer (as John Nadeau)
Toshiaki Ozawa .... additional camera operator
Toshiaki Ozawa .... additional photographer
Pascal Perich .... still photographer
Martina Radwan .... camera operator
Nico Ruderman .... grip/electric intern
Erin Wile .... still photographer
Ian Vollmer .... assistant camera (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sherri Kohl Owles .... wardrobe supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Kenny Becker .... color timer
Rachel Biles .... assistant editor
Joe Gawler .... digital intermediate colorist
 
Music Department
Linda Cohen .... music supervisor
John M. Davis .... music editor
Alex Steyermark .... executive music producer
 
Other crew
Aaron Brookner .... production assistant
Aram David .... production assistant
Kristen Dubberstein .... location assistant
Lisa Eisenhardt .... production assistant
Erin Heidenreich .... sales agent
Farrah Hersh .... assistant: Lemore Syvan
Jamie E. Hull .... key production assistant
Melissa Marr .... production operations: Blue Magic Pictures
Elias Jeremiah Moor .... assistant location manager
Tony Osso .... location manager
Angelique A. Pesce .... production coordinator
Justin Ritson .... set production assistant
Melissa Rubin .... production assistant
Avigail Schotz .... assistant: Rebecca Miller
Deb Szczepkowski .... production assistant
Mandy Tagger .... production associate
Vanessa Tolino .... production assistant
Hope Walter .... production assistant
Wendy L. York .... script supervisor (as Wendy York)
Scott Challgren .... legal assistant (uncredited)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Personal Velocity" - USA (short title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for brief violence, some strong sexuality and language
Runtime:
86 min
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Greta Herskowitz:How could he still love me? If he does, it's because he doesn't know me. I'm rotten with ambition, a lusty little troll, the kind of demon you'd find at the bottom floor of hell pulling fingernails off the loansharks.See more »
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Referenced in Film Geek (2005)See more »

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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Dreadful at any speed, 17 November 2002
Author: Heather from West Hollywood, California

This film emerged with a lot of hype but does not deliver. Plagued with every conceivable cliche, seems it was made by a filmmaker following some sort of cookbook with worn-out film school tricks. First, every story is marred by voice-overs that as it is usual, they add up to nothing in terms of drama other than restating some point already made visually. Most of the narration in the voice-overs is pedestrian and greatly diminishes whatever dramatic impact achieved by the performances. Second, a plethora of freeze-frame effects and stills muddle the narrative instead of complementing the dramatic flow. They are wasted as stylistic devices due to their contrived quality. Third and last, a film that follows a cookbook can't fail but to provide the suffering viewer with some gratuitous flashbacks. The information conveyed do not contribute to the stories. As for the performances, these are uneven at best and unconvincing at worst, going from an average Parker Posey doing her habitual schtick to a smug ham Kyra Sedwick to a woefully miscast or non-achieving Feiruza Balk. Due to the surprising mediocrity of the script, perhaps the actresses cannot be blamed in this hodge-podge. The three stories do not make a feature by any stretch of the imagination, only held together by a very flimsy gimmick that can be easily spotted towards the end (if you are still in the theater watching). Each one of the stories tells about the empowerment of the lead woman which in itself has some redeeming value. Unfortunately, this faint glimmer of hope is lost by themes that have been done to death in mid-afternoon TV series. What was most upsetting for this viewer was the crass level of establishment melodrama involved in the stories, which appear to aim for some shock value. The strategy fails miserably. Furthermore, it cheapens the female experience in American society. This film was shot in DV and rather competently although the production design is wanting and the music well below par. A typical example of many "indie" films which ape Hollywood productions without providing any thoughts for later meditation. Overall, pass of this one. Have some self-respect. Value your time.

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