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Try Seventeen -- The story of a young man who enters college only to discover that he can learn more about life and love from his neighbors in the apartment building where he lives.
Try Seventeen -- The story of a young man who enters college only to discover that he can learn more about life and love from his neighbors in the apartment building where he lives.


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Release Date:
1 April 2003 (Russia) See more »
You're only seventeen once. For Jones Dillon, it's one time too many.
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Elijah Wood ... Jones

Franka Potente ... Jane

Mandy Moore ... Lisa

Chris William Martin ... Steve

Debbie Harry ... Ma Mabley (as Deborah Harry)

Elizabeth Perkins ... Blanche

Aaron Pearl ... Brad

Aloma Wright ... Alicia

Andrew Jackson ... Guy
Malcolm Scott ... Randy

Frank C. Turner ... Custodian

Josh Byer ... Skinhead

Chad Faust ... Tough

Daniella Evangelista ... Girlfriend
Michael Roberds ... Clerk (as Michael Roberts)

Michael P. Northey ... Phone Guy

Vicky Huang ... Cantonese Girl
Chris Boyd ... No Arms

Narmaya ... Belly Dancer (as Narma Ya)

Desiree Zurowski ... Nude Instructor
Tom Bell ... Bartender

Directed by
Jeffrey Porter 
Writing credits
Charles Kephart (written by)

Produced by
Boaz Davidson .... executive producer
Mike Elliott .... producer
Randall Emmett .... producer
George Furla .... producer
Joseph P. Genier .... co-producer
Bradley Jenkel .... executive producer (as Brad Jenkel)
Avi Lerner .... executive producer
Trevor Short .... executive producer
John Thompson .... executive producer
Michele Weisler .... producer
Holly Wiersma .... producer
Shawn Williamson .... co-producer
Original Music by
Andrew Gross 
Cinematography by
Blake T. Evans (director of photography) (as Blake Evans)
Film Editing by
David M. Richardson  (as David Richardson)
Casting by
Maureen Webb 
Production Design by
Rachel O'Toole 
Art Direction by
Geoff Wallace 
Set Decoration by
Shane Vieau 
Costume Design by
Katrina McCarthy  (as Katrina McKarthy)
Makeup Department
Devyn Griffith .... assistant makeup artist (as Devyn Griffiths)
Kandace Loewen .... hair stylist (as Kandace Lowen)
Andrea Simpson .... assistant hair stylist
Margaret Yaworski .... makeup artist
Production Management
Dan Clarke .... production manager
Jonathan Shore .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jeffrey Furlong .... trainee assistant director (as Jeff Furlong)
Robert Lee .... second unit director
Jay Henry Moritz .... second assistant director
Michael Pohorly .... third assistant director
Gary Blair Smith .... first assistant director
Art Department
James Blake .... key scenic artist
Gerri Crawford .... props buyer (as Gerri-Lynne Crawford)
Greg Diachok .... lead scenic artist
Adrian Dowell .... construction coordinator (as Andrian Dowell)
David Dowling .... lead props
Michael Farrell .... head carpenter
Scott Holburn .... on-set dresser
Barry Kemp .... assistant set decorator
Kristina Lyne .... assistant art director
David Menske .... set decorator buyer
David Perun .... property master
Judi Stackaruk .... set dresser
Sound Department
Jacqueline Cristianini .... sound supervisor (as Jacqueline Christianini)
Hugo DeLaCerda .... sound re-recording mixer (as Hugo De La Cerda)
Dario DiSanto .... foley editor (as Dario Disanto)
Kris Fenske .... effects editor
Kris Fenske .... sound designer
Kris Fenske .... supervising sound editor
Megan Goudsward .... backgrounds editor
Wolfgang Herold .... sound supervisor: ADR, Germany
Kirby Jinnah .... dialogue editor
Deni King .... adr supervisor: Los Angeles
Gary Lam .... digital archivist
Laurie Melhus .... sound coordinator
Bill Mellow .... sound re-recording mixer
Maureen Murphy .... foley artist
Mark Noda .... boom operator
Sina Oroomchi .... sound re-recording mixer
Gene Radzik .... stereo sound consultant: Dolby
Jean Raymond .... foley mixer
Brian Ruryk .... assistant sound editor
Adam Sharpe .... adr mixer
David Shea .... adr mixer: Vancouver
Shane Shemko .... foley artist
William Skinner .... sound mixer
Ann Townshend .... assistant sound editor (as Anne Townshend)
Cam Wagner .... foley artist
Rich Walters .... assistant sound editor
Matthew Wilson .... sound effects editor
Special Effects by
James Franchuk .... special effects first assistant
John Sleep .... special effects coordinator
Visual Effects by
John Fukushima .... digital compositor
Brady Hallongren .... title opticals supervisor
Sean Hewitt .... optical printer operator: Stewart Motion Pictures
Rita Schrag .... optical printing supervisor: Stewart Motion Pictures
Jim Stewart .... optical design: Stewart Motion Pictures
Joel Tong .... digital compositor
Scott J. Ateah .... stunt coordinator (as Scott Ateah)
Garvin Cross .... stunt performer
Crystal Dalman .... stunt performer
Ryan Ennis .... stunt performer
Rick Pearce .... stunt performer
Heath Stevenson .... stunt performer
Claire Webb .... stunt performer
Camera and Electrical Department
Paul Akehurst .... lamp operator (as Paul Akerhurst)
Ray Boyle .... gaffer
Ryan Cox .... grip
Michael Davies .... camera operator
Dwight Durham .... assistant camera trainee
Chris Helcermanas-Benge .... still photographer
Cliff Hokanson .... camera operator
David Jones .... grip
Lynne Kam .... best person grip (as Lynne Kamm)
Benoît Lamarche .... key grip (as Benoit La Marche)
Mark Lunn .... first assistant camera
Heather MacNeill .... second assistant camera (as Heather Macneill)
David McFarland .... additional cinematographer (as Dave McFarland)
Patrick Moore .... generator operator
Philippe Palu .... dolly grip (as Phillipe Palu)
Shelly Papp .... best person electric (as Shelley Papp)
Dave Roughley .... lamp operator (as Dave Roughly)
Scott Kozak .... grip (uncredited)
Casting Department
Sandra Couldwell .... extras casting
Lonnie Mackenzie .... extras casting assistant (as Lonnie Rathie)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Kristen Bond .... costume set supervisor
Jessica Costa .... costume truck supervisor
Brie Thorpe .... assistant costume designer (as Brie Thrope)
Editorial Department
Dave Duce .... post-production coordinator (as David Duce)
Earl Fudger .... first assistant editor
Harvey Greenberg .... head of post-production
Ryan Hogan .... final colorist
Vicki McIsaac .... post-production coordinator (as Vicki Mcisaac)
Music Department
James Jacobson .... composer: additional music (as Jake Jacobson)
Jeff Lingle .... music editor
Brian Reardon .... composer: source cue
Ashley Waldron .... music supervisor (as Ashley Miller)
Rich Walters .... music editor
Brian Reardon .... session musician (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Richard Atchison .... driver (as Rick Atchison)
Joanna Banks .... driver
Ben Derrick .... transportation coordinator
John Derushie .... driver
Don Garden .... driver
Dave Gaudet .... driver
Viola Janzen .... transportation captain
Mike Larson .... driver
Bernie MacDonald .... driver (as Bernie Macdonald)
Rick Marcoux .... driver
Lindsay Morris .... driver
Len Nordine .... driver
Matt Trask .... co-transportation captain
Len Turgeon .... driver
Other crew
Tsila Adler .... post-production accountant
Leon Thomas Braun .... production assistant
Merav Broder .... production legal: Frankel & Feig LLP (as Merav Broder Esq)
Donald Bruce .... production controller
Karen M. Cockrell .... post-production accounting manager (as Karen Cockrell)
Ian Doig .... animal trainer: wild animals
Dani Elias .... production office
Glenn D. Feig .... production legal: Frankel & Feig LLP (as Glenn D. Feig Esq)
Bianca Feldevere .... production assistant
Scott Firth .... trainee assistant location manager
Kelly Forbes .... assistant: Mr. Elliott
Jason E. Frankel .... production legal: Frankel & Feig LLP (as Jason E. Frankel Esq)
Kate Gajdosik .... accounting clerk
Dave Gaudet .... stand-in
Peter Graham .... senior vice president: The Lewis Horwitz Organization
Brandon Grimes .... assistant: Mr. Emmett and Mr. Furla
Tim Gunderson .... craft service
Tim Gunderson .... first aid
Shannon Harron .... assistant accountant
Patti Henderson .... script supervisor
Carol Hocking .... production accountant
Dmitry Kazak .... production assistant (as Dmitri Kazak)
Jayme Lemons .... assistant: Ms. Weisler
Paul Lukaitis .... location manager
Grace MacLeod .... animal trainer
Gregory Makaroff .... stand-in (as Greg Makaroff)
Dawn Mander .... stand-in (as Dawn Manders)
Rico Mielnicki .... assistant location manager
Travis Mitchell .... accountant
Samantha Morris .... assistant: Mr. Williamson
Theresa Peoples .... assistant: Ms. Weirsma
Katherine Potts .... assistant: Mr. Lerner
Sharon Ricketts .... assistant: Mr. Elliott
Christine Roberts .... assistant: Mr. Thompson & Mr. Davidson
Brendan Rooney .... assistant production coordinator
Joey Setter .... production coordinator
David Sitzman .... contracts administrator
Luis A. Soria .... corporate controller
M. Dal Walton III .... production executive: Emmett Furla Films
Bradley Weiss .... accountant
Heidi Windebank .... production assistant

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"All I Want" - Canada (English title) (DVD title), USA (DVD title)
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Rated R for language and some sexuality
93 min | 96 min (Toronto International Film Festival)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Australia:M | Canada:14A (Manitoba) (Ontario) (Canadian Home Video rating) | Canada:14 (Nova Scotia) | Canada:G (Quebec) | Denmark:11 | Germany:12 | Iceland:L | Indonesia:17/atas | Philippines:PG-13 | Portugal:M/12 | Singapore:NC-16 | Sweden:15 | UK:15 | USA:R (No. 39229)

Did You Know?

On some of the DVD box covers, Jane and Lisa's hair colors are reversed from that of the movie.See more »
Lisa:I have lines to learn.
Jones:You're an actress?
Lisa:Female lead.
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15 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
Reaching the Maturity, 11 October 2004
Author: Claudio Carvalho from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

The seventeen years old newcomer in town Jones Dillon (Elijah Wood) drops out the university on his first day, after a problem with his roommate, and decides to rent an apartment in an old building. Jones pays one year rental at once for the 2B apartment and his only possessions are a trunk and a typewriter that belonged to his unknown father. Jones spends his time fantasizing his life, writing never-sent-letters to his absent father and discussing by phone his childhood and family problems with his alcoholic mother (Elizabeth Perkins), who lives in Texas. He becomes friend of a painter cowboy, who lives on the first floor, and of the aspiring actress Lisa (Mandy Moore), who lives in the apartment 2A on the same floor. Jones has a crush on the temperamental photographer Jane (Franka Potente), who lives in apartment 2C. After a car accident, Jones reaches the maturity and resolves the outstanding problems of his life. 'Try Seventeen' is a kind of love-hate movie. My wife, for example, just watched half of the story and gave-up to see the second part. I liked this film, about a young man leaving adolescence and finding his own path. The viewer has to keep in mind that Jones's neighbors are indeed Lisa and Jane, otherwise it would be very hard to believe that a guy would have Mandy Moore and Franka Potente available on the same floor. There is comedy, romance and drama in this sensitive story well directed by Jeffrey Porter. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): 'Era Tudo o Que Eu Queria' ('This Was Everything That I Wanted')

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