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Roger Dodger -- Roger guides his 16 year-old nephew through New York City's wild nightlift for an all-night crash course in the art of seduction.
Roger Dodger -- After breaking up with his lover and boss, a smooth-talking man takes his teenaged nephew out on the town in search of sex.
Roger Dodger -- After breaking up with his lover and boss, a smooth-talking man takes his teenaged nephew out on the town in search of sex.

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Dylan Kidd (written by)
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Release Date:
6 March 2003 (Australia) See more »
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Sex is everywhere. See more »
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After breaking up with his lover and boss, a smooth-talking man takes his teenaged nephew out on the town in search of sex. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
14 wins & 11 nominations See more »
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The Artful Roger See more (127 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Campbell Scott ... Roger Swanson

Jesse Eisenberg ... Nick

Isabella Rossellini ... Joyce

Elizabeth Berkley ... Andrea

Jennifer Beals ... Sophie

Mina Badie ... Donna

Ben Shenkman ... Donovan

Chris Stack ... Chris

Morena Baccarin ... Girl in Bar
Lisa Emery ... Woman in Bar

Flora Diaz ... Young Working Girl

Stephanie Gatschet ... Angela - High School Beauty

Colin Fickes ... Angus

Tommy Savas ... Darren
Gabriel Millman ... Felix
Libby Larson ... Patricia
Courtney Simon ... Susan - Nick's Mother (as Courtney Sherman)

Peter Appel ... Alert Doorman

Ato Essandoh ... Bouncer
Michelle Six ... Waitress
Juliet Morgan ... Tired Woman
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Anne Chaisson ... Woman at Party (uncredited)
Marco Londoner ... Cab Driver (uncredited)

George VanBuskirk ... Blonde Man at Party (uncredited)

Directed by
Dylan Kidd 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Dylan Kidd  written by

Produced by
Anne Chaisson .... producer
Bruce Cowen .... executive producer
Martin Garvey .... executive producer
Dylan Kidd .... producer
Michael Lauer .... executive producer
Per Melita .... co-producer
David Newman .... executive producer
Campbell Scott .... executive producer
George VanBuskirk .... producer (as George Van Buskirk)
 
Original Music by
Craig Wedren 
 
Cinematography by
Joaquín Baca-Asay (director of photography) (as Joaquin Baca-Asay)
 
Film Editing by
Andy Keir 
 
Casting by
Laylee Olfat 
Marcia Turner 
 
Production Design by
Stephen Beatrice 
 
Art Direction by
Dina Varano 
 
Set Decoration by
Brenna Griffin 
 
Costume Design by
Amy Westcott 
 
Makeup Department
Paul Boucher .... additional hair stylist
Paul Boucher .... additional makeup artist
Sherry Heart .... key hair stylist
Sheri Kornhaber .... additional hair stylist
Sheri Kornhaber .... additional makeup artist
Susan Reilly LeHane .... key makeup artist
Tania Ribalow .... additional hair stylist
Tania Ribalow .... additional makeup artist
 
Production Management
Darlene Liebman .... production supervisor
Per Melita .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Kara Doherty .... second second assistant director
Megan Lombardo .... second assistant director
Marco Londoner .... first assistant director
Curtis Smith .... additional second second assistant director
 
Art Department
Kate Hardy .... assistant art director
David Ray .... assistant property master
Tyler Q. Rosen .... property master (as Tyler Rosen)
 
Sound Department
Martin Czembor .... sound re-recording mixer
Jim Gardner .... sound mix: Sound One
Mariusz Glabinski .... sound effects editor
Seth Granger .... boom operator
Marlena Grzaslewicz .... adr editor
Marlena Grzaslewicz .... dialogue editor
Dustin Hudson .... stereo sound engineer: Dolby
Bruce Kitzmeyer .... dialogue editor
Dan Korintus .... dialogue editor
Damian Panitz .... sound intern
Theresa Radka .... sound recordist
Jay Rubin .... sound mix: Sound One
Ira Spiegel .... sound supervisor
Nancy Cabrera .... foley artist (uncredited)
Ryan Collison .... foley engineer (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Bob Freemon .... optical supervisor
 
Stunts
Peter Bucossi .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Ralph Brandofino .... additional first assistant camera
Alisa M. Colley .... second assistant camera (as Alisa Colley)
Jesse Cory .... additional grip
Peter Figetakis .... still photographer
Chris Garrity .... additional grip
Lisa Marie Gleeson .... additional electrician
David Gorn .... key grip (as Dave Gorn)
Melissa Guimaraes .... additional electrician (as Melissa Guimarges)
Jon Hokanson .... gaffer
Haroun Ibn-Mock .... additional electrician
Stan Keitt .... additional second assistant camera
Kira Kelly .... best girl electric
Doug Kennedy .... additional grip
Josh Kraszewski .... additional electrician (as Josh Krazewksi)
Ted LeHane .... additional grip (as Ted Lehane)
Rachael Levine .... camera operator: "b" camera
Rachael Levine .... first assistant camera
Anthony Mussolino .... additional grip
Anna Novick .... grip intern
Timothy Reilly .... third grip (as Timothy 'Lopez' Reilly)
Tim Spellman .... additional grip
Craig Striano .... best boy grip
Charlie Tammaro .... film camera provider: Camera Service Center
Perry Unjang .... third electrician
Aaron Yanes .... camera production assistant (as Aaron Q. Yanes)
Laurie Chakel .... electrical intern (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Meredith Jacobson .... extras casting (as Meredith Jacobsen)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Lisa Marzolf .... wardrobe supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Randy L. Anderson .... color timer
Chi Yoon Chung .... assistant editor (as Chiyoon Chang)
Don Ciana .... color timer
Sasha Gransjean .... editing intern
Lisa Greenleaf .... editing house: Post Factory
Dan O'Grady .... negative cutter: JG Films
Misako Shimizu .... assistant editor
Joe Violante .... advisor: Technicolor
 
Music Department
Lee Mars .... composer: additional music
Lee Mars .... score mixer
Jonathan McHugh .... music supervisor
Craig Wedren .... score mixer
Clair Marlo .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Roni Armstrong .... craft service assistant
Gary Atwell .... catering assistant
Deborah Blake .... set medic
Charlene Caldwell .... payroll services
Sui Lon Chan .... caterer
William Doble .... production assistant
Vinz Feller .... assistant production coordinator
Kevin Flynn .... teamster captain
Nathan Gendzier .... location manager
Lisa Gonzalez .... office production assistant
Verna Hampton .... craft service
Yahel Herzog .... crew: EPK (as Yaheel Herzog)
Andrew Hurwitz .... legal counsel: Epstein, Levinsohn, Bodine, Hurwitz & Weinstein LLP
Jule Ann Jappe .... location scout (as Julie Jappe)
John Johnston .... film stock provider: Kodak
Tiby Kantrowitz .... assistant to director
Matt Lappin .... location scout (as Matthew Lappin)
Rory Lavenbure .... set production assistant
Cara Leibovitz .... unit publicist
Mark Maloof .... crew: EPK
Meghan McElheny .... set production assistant (as Meghan McElhenry 'Irish')
Ross Miller .... insurance: DR Reiff
Julia Muggia .... production: EPK
Ayo Ogundele .... parking coordinator
Anneliese Paull .... office production assistant (as Annelese Paul)
Guillermo Pena-Tapia .... office runner (as Guillermo Pena Tapia)
Anthony Pettine .... script supervisor (as Tony Pettine)
Thomas R. Polleri .... assistant location manager
Jess Prosser .... set production assistant
Jason Rody .... set production assistant
Ariel Enriquez Saulog .... title designer
Patrick Sheedy .... production accountant
Suzanne Stelman .... set production assistant
Colin Travers .... set production assistant
James Williams .... key set production assistant
Alison Cohen .... production counsel (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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MPAA:
Rated R for sexual content and language
Runtime:
106 min
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Jesse Eisenberg's movie debut.See more »
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55 out of 62 people found the following review useful.
The Artful Roger, 9 August 2003
Author: Roland E. Zwick (magneteach@aol.com) from United States

Roger Swanson is a coldhearted, fast-talking yuppie businessman who has cynically reduced the man-woman equation to its Darwinian essentials. To Roger, women are objects to be conquered not people to be respected, and he has learned to employ his good looks, charm and over-analytical mind in the service of getting laid. When Nick, his naïve, inexperienced 16-year old nephew comes to town, Roger decides to train the boy in the fine art of manipulation and seduction, taking him out for a night on the town that the youngster will not soon forget.

As conceived by first time writer/director Dylan Kidd, `Roger Dodger' is less a full-fledged narrative and more a series of extended conversations. And I, for one, couldn't be happier, for the dialogue Kidd has come up with is sharp, observant, insightful and witty, as Roger opens up and reveals his unique perspective on the dating scene. He uses his mouth like a machine gun, shooting rounds of rapid-fire, staccato comments, indifferent to who's left standing when he's done. He really has no qualms about `corrupting' his underage nephew, never seeing or caring about the corrosive effect he may be having on him. In the process, we learn quite a bit about Roger as a person, most especially the aloofness he feels from others and his inability to make any kind of emotional connection that really works. Long estranged from his father and sister, Roger is also facing a breakup with the older woman he's recently come to fancy (his boss in fact). Roger is a humorous figure but also an immensely sad one, for he really does seem - for all his bravado and bluster to the contrary - to be a lonely, unhappy guy. We are simultaneously drawn to him by his confidence and charisma and repelled by his smarminess and coldness, just like the characters in the film. As Roger, Campbell Scott does a superb job bringing out both of those seemingly contradictory qualities. A non-stop talker, Roger knows how to draw all the attention in the room to himself; he is (at the risk of mixing my metaphors here) like a chattering vortex up there on the screen and we can't help but be sucked in by his personality and presence. No wonder Scott won the 2002 award for Best Actor from the National Board of Review. In fact, I haven't seen a performance this smooth, alive and energetic in a very long time. Equally impressive is young Jesse Eisenberg whose wide-eyed innocence and youthful decency provide an effective counterpoint to the brash but empty Roger. Isabella Rossellini, Elizabeth Berkley and Jennifer Beals also turn in outstanding performances as the various ladies who play a part in the two men's adventure.

In his debut film, Kidd shows himself to be in full control of his medium. He employs a jittery, handheld camera in almost every scene, a technique that may bother some people but which heightens the sense of realism so essential to the nature of the story. In this way, the audience is made to feel almost like an eavesdropper on the various conversations. Kidd should also be commended - in this day of maximum special effects and minimal verbiage - for allowing his characters to speak at great length on any number of topics. Many another filmmaker would have felt intimidated by such a heavy reliance on dialogue. Kidd, obviously, feels intoxicated by the beauty of language and his intoxication becomes ours.

Roger is a fascinating case study mainly because we feel so ambivalent in our attitude towards him. Just as we are about to consign him to the category of heartless, cold-blooded b***ard, he wins us over by showing us that barest glimmer of humanity that peeks out every so often from beneath his well-oiled exterior.

`Roger Dodger' is not only an intriguing, amusing and poignant tale of realtionships and sex in the modern world, but a confident first film that augurs well for its gifted young maker.



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