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Cherish -- After a martini-induced rampage, a fantasy-prone young woman is placed under house arrest.


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Writer (WGA):
Finn Taylor (written by)
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Release Date:
17 January 2003 (South Korea) See more »
She'd get out more if it wasn't a felony.
After a martini-induced rampage, a fantasy-prone young woman is placed under house arrest. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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May not work on all levels, but it sure is fun See more (42 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Brad Hunt ... D.J.

Robin Tunney ... Zoe

Liz Phair ... Brynn

Lindsay Crouse ... Therapist

Tim Blake Nelson ... Daly

Kelvin Han Yee ... Officer Yee

Jason Priestley ... Andrew
Karena Davis ... Woman in Bar
Scott Breitenstein ... Officer Ruiz

Tim Griffin ... Officer Griffin
Kathleen Stefano ... Head Prison Guard

Stephen Polk ... Joyce

Nora Dunn ... Bell

Ricardo Gil ... Max
Kenny Kwong ... Yung
Alex Gonzalez ... Kid #1

Kellan Patrick ... Kid #2

Adam Del Rio ... Jimmy
Nina Peschcke-Koedt ... Wife (as Nina Du Val)

Daniel DeShara ... Husband

Sumalee Montano ... Officer Montano (as Sumalee G. Montano)

Bill Ferrell ... Heavier Officer

Phil LaMarr ... Yoga Instructor
Jeremy Toback ... Record Store Owner

Veronica Brown ... Woman in Apartment
Tim Wiggins ... Motorist

Mickey Breitenstein ... Officer 'Hand Bitten' (as Michael Vaughn Breitenstein)
Banks McClintock ... Engineer
Matt King ... Young Man on Train
Mary Saudargas ... Woman
Sophia Sharp ... New Waitress
Todd Stoneman ... Hustler
Matte Finish ... Woman Behind Bars
Beth Daly ... Computer (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jennifer Gabbert ... Experienced Waitress (uncredited)
Rick LeCompte ... Nature documentary narrator (voice) (uncredited)
Mark A. Neely ... Police Officer (uncredited)
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Directed by
Finn Taylor 
Writing credits
Finn Taylor (written by)

Produced by
Jeff Boortz .... executive producer (as Jeffery Boortz)
Debbie Brubaker .... line producer
Mark Burton .... producer
Joseph Middleton .... co-producer
Laurie A. Miller .... co-producer
John Sideropoulos .... executive producer
Steven Siebert .... executive producer
Johnny Wow .... producer
Original Music by
Mark De Gli Antoni 
Cinematography by
Barry Stone (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Rick LeCompte 
Casting by
Joseph Middleton 
Production Design by
Don Day 
Art Direction by
Guy Harrington 
Set Decoration by
Lisa Clark 
Costume Design by
Amy Brownson 
Makeup Department
Divi Crockett .... key makeup artist
Production Management
Mak Knighton .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Curran G. Engel .... first assistant director
Peter Burgess Smith .... second second assistant director
Sean Vawter .... second assistant director
Art Department
Sopher Allez .... painter
Joe Bourguignon .... assistant art director
Sue Chen .... assistant property master
Katherine Covell .... set dresser
Denise Damer .... assistant set decorator
Tanem Davidson .... storyboard artist
Valenta De Regil .... storyboard artist
Terri Fredlund .... on-set dresser
Sean House .... prop designer
Patrick Ludden .... property master
Sound Department
Christopher Forrest .... adr editor (as Chris Forrest)
Bob Gitzen .... production sound mixer
Dian Langlois .... foley artist
Eric Limcadco .... boom operator
Jeremiah Moore .... sound effects editor
Dave Nelson .... sound editor (as David Nelson)
Matt Rocker .... sound recordist
Peter Steinbach .... dialogue editor
Peter Steinbach .... dialogue pre-dub
Dale Strumpell .... sound effects editor
Dale Strumpell .... sound re-recording mixer
Jeff Darby .... assistant to re-recording mixer (uncredited)
Gene Radzik .... stereo sound consultant: Dolby (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Adrian Dimond .... visual effects
Patrick Siemer .... digital compositor
Mark Edwards .... visual effects producer: Title House Digital (uncredited)
Mickey Breitenstein .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Arthur Aravena .... key grip
Isaac Camner .... best boy grip
Christopher Cook-Venot .... electrician (as Chris Cook-Venot)
Svetlana Cvetko .... first assistant camera
Keith Davis .... first assistant camera
Cassidy Harrison .... still photographer
Chris Lindsay .... gaffer
Nathaniel Miller .... second assistant camera
Andrea Miraglia .... loader
David Moir .... still photographer
John M. Perry .... electrician
Sean Prichard .... grip
Chris Rhodes .... jib operator
Keith Robinson .... Steadicam operator
Keith Robinson .... assistant camera
Amos Soffian .... camera intern
Amos Soffian .... still photographer
Thomas Spingola .... first assistant camera
Todd Stoneman .... best boy electric
Kerry Sweeney .... best boy & dolly grip
Paciano Triunfo .... grip
Deron Tse .... electrician
Marc Wall .... grip
Animation Department
Julia DeBari .... animator
Casting Department
Violet Banks .... background casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Shannon Conte .... wardrobe assistant
Anne Marie Hamill .... set costumer
Editorial Department
Angela Chou .... negative cutter
Saul Escobedo .... color timer
Wood Lam .... negative cutter
Melissa Lawson .... post-production assistant
Music Department
Rick LeCompte .... music editor
Charles Raggio .... music supervisor
Jenny Scheinman .... composer: additional music
Andrea von Foerster .... music coordinator
Transportation Department
Bundy Chanock .... transportation coordinator
Adam M. Dunne-De'Coligny .... transportation captain
Stephanie Olliffe .... driver
Other crew
Valerie Allen .... stand-in: Ms. Tunney
Susan Brunig .... production assistant
Will Chan .... production assistant
Bundy Chanock .... set medic
Jamie Datz .... assistant location manager
Andrea Devaux .... script supervisor
Nancy Ellen Jones .... location manager
Denise Karey .... script supervisor
Michael Laughlin .... production assistant
Amy Miller .... production coordinator
Pandora Nu .... location assistant
Joyce Quan .... production accountant
Irwin M. Rappaport .... production attorney
Dan Riley .... legal assistant
Nikolas Tanaka .... production assistant
Lanai C. Winter .... coordinator: Zen
Casey Witham .... key set production assistant
Ami Zins .... film commissioner
Charles Hsiao .... this film would not have been possible without

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Additional Details

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Rated R for language
99 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Canada:A (Ontario) | Finland:K-11 (video rating) | France:-12 (video rating) | South Korea:15 | USA:R (certificate #38935)
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This movie was in release for only 21 daysSee more »
[first lines]
Zoe:Oh hi, sorry about the headphones. The music helps me work, stay connected, focused.
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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
May not work on all levels, but it sure is fun, 6 June 2002
Author: otis von zipper from San Francisco

Robin Tunney plays Zoe, a woman who finds herself trapped in her own home through the home arrest program after being falsely accused as a cop-killer. Tim Blake Nelson plays the home arrest worker who often visits to check on the equipment. The new film by Finn Taylor works like a romantic comedy, but also contains elements of a thriller. Cherish could easily have become buried in pretense or a messy mixture of genres, but it succeeds though, primarily by focusing on the complex character created by Tunney.

Most of the film takes place inside the loft apartment Zoe has been confined to. Gradually, she finds ways to expand her circle of territory, which mirrors her personal growth. The irony is that when she was free Zoe never connected with anyone, but when under arrest she is able to reach out and develop friendships. Tunney does a great job of playing an intelligent, but obviously flawed character. Tim Blake Nelson has a much smaller role, but he does a lot with it. When he becomes obsessed with Zoe he shows it in small ways, staring at a photo, buying her a radio. It's the kind of behavior I think we've all experienced when someone captures our attention. Other cast members that pop up in small but memorable roles include Jason Priestley (rather unrecognizable as a smarmy co-worker), Liz Phair, Nora Dunn and Brad Hunt as a stalker. But special mention should be made of Ricardo Gil, an amateur actor (he regularly works as a photographer) who plays Zoe's neighbor, a gay Jewish short person. Seems a bit extreme when writing it, but the nice thing is that Gil plays the part well never delving into pathos or caricature. The soundtrack is fun with several cheesy pop songs from the 70's and 80's, which often are played for comedic effect like when our stalker dances around to Hall and Oates's `Private Eyes'. What Taylor is aiming for though, is showing us people who want to use pop songs as a means of expression. It's a great twist to the usual method of just inserting an appropriate tune.

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