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Cherish -- In this quirky comedy, Zoe is a woman always unlucky in love. After being asked by an attractive co-worker to dance at a party, she is kidnapped by a stalker.
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.
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  (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)

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 H. Bourguignon .... assistant art director (as Joe Bourguignon)
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
Judy Strazzera .... editorial production coordinator
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
Arthene Hammerman .... production coordinator: Los Angeles
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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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)
Filming Locations:

Did You Know?

As revealed in the DVD commentary, there was originally a scene that would have had her character masturbating out of boredom, 'but Robin Tunney''s father nixed that idea quickly.See more »
Continuity: When Zoe is talking to Max from her upper-floor apartment building window, Max is in his wheelchair directly below Zoe's window. Most of the time Zoe is talking to Max, she is looking straight ahead, instead of down were Max is.See more »
[first lines]
Zoe:Oh hi, sorry about the headphones. The music helps me work, stay connected, focused.
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Movie Connections:
References Run Lola Run (1998)See more »
She's GoneSee more »


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8 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
An independent sleeper to 'Cherish', 13 July 2002

Fine breakthrough performance by Robin Tunney ("The Craft") and 80's soundtrack drives this independent sleeper. Tunney plays a computer animator named Zoe who likes to fantasize and listen to 80's pop music. One night, Zoe's life changes for the worse after a stranger hops in her car and makes her run over a police officer by accident and he gets away. As a result, she finds herself under house arrest with an electronic bracelet uncomfortably attached to her ankle and limited to 57 feet of space in a run-down apartment until her trial. While dealing with confinement and solitude she tries to improvise. A parole officer (Tim Blake Nelson) checks up on Zoe quite frequently and even tries to help her find the assailant responsible. And yes, there's chemistry between the two. Want more info? You'll have to see this movie for yourself.

What makes "Cherish" entertaining is that this movie revolves around Zoe. Writer/director Finn Taylor wants us to identify with Zoe. We shouldn't laugh at her, but with her and to sympathize with her. She uses music as a tool, a way to overcome misery. In fact, just about every character uses music in their own way. For those who love music are in for a treat. The soundtrack contains songs by Hall & Oates, Soft Cell, Modern English and Tom Petty to name a few.

If you're tired of summer blockbusters and want to see something different and entertaining, this is the movie to track down for the whole family. That is, if it's playing in your area. My evaluation: *** out of ****.

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