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Writer (WGA):
Betty Goldberg (written by)
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Release Date:
19 August 2002 (USA) See more »
Perfect student. Perfect friend. Perfect daughter. Perfect liar. See more »
The Secret Life of Zoey depicts the events that took place in Zoey Carter's life... Full summary » | Add synopsis »
2 nominations See more »
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  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Mia Farrow ... Marcia

Julia Whelan ... Zoey

Cliff De Young ... Larry (as Cliff DeYoung)

Andrew McCarthy ... Mike Harper

Caroline Aaron ... Mimi

Katharine Isabelle ... Kayla
Michael Coristine ... Ron
Julie Patzwald ... Julia

Stephen E. Miller ... Ian (as Stephen Miller)

Walter Marsh ... Smokey
Patricia Idlette ... Cora

Betty Linde ... Mrs. Cardona
Paige Christina ... Jan (as Paige Heuser)
David Kopp ... Marty

Emily Holmes ... Joan

June B. Wilde ... Kayla's Mom

Kurt Evans ... Mr. Byers

Lisa Bunting ... Cashier
Mark Burgess ... Drugstore Employee

Don Thompson ... Desk Officer
Ingrid Tesch ... Woman in Bed

Akiko Morison ... Lorna

Robert Thurston ... Mr. Gilner

Catherine Lough Haggquist ... Applicant #1

Kerry Sandomirsky ... Cathy

Robert Lewis ... Lou
Benjamin Rogers ... Video Nerd Boy

Alejandro Rae ... Staring Drunk Boy (as Alex Rae)
James Crescenzo ... Mr. Rogers (as Jim Crescenzo)

Crystal Lowe ... Cheerleader

Adrian Holmes ... Triage Nurse
Kimberly Unger ... Nurse Maya

Tonjha Richardson ... Nurse Karen
Avery Raskin ... Dr. Archer
Tessa Cunningham ... Swim Coach
Claire Riley ... Dr. Vivian Scheckman

Jenn Forgie ... Parking Meter Officer
Dana Walde ... Girl with Bike

Emilio Salituro ... Donut Shop Owner

Directed by
Robert Mandel 
Writing credits
Betty Goldberg (written by)

Produced by
Patricia Clifford .... executive producer
Richard Davis .... producer
Peter Karabats .... co-producer
Original Music by
Jeff Beal 
Cinematography by
Norayr Kasper 
Film Editing by
Benjamin A. Weissman 
Casting by
Susan Glicksman 
Production Design by
Graeme Murray 
Art Direction by
Kathryn Hatton  (as Kate Hatton)
Set Decoration by
Shannon Murphy 
Costume Design by
Christine Mooney 
Makeup Department
Lili Marchenski .... makeup artist (as Lili Marr)
Jill Winston .... hair stylist
Production Management
Seth M. Katz .... post-production supervisor
Brad Van Arragon .... unit production manager (as Brad van Arragon)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Douglas Dean III .... first assistant director (as Doug Dean)
Victor Landrie .... second assistant director
Jody Ryan .... trainee assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
Eric Partridge .... property master
Andrew Emde .... assistant art director (uncredited)
Maurice Woodworth .... on-set dresser (uncredited)
Sound Department
Kevin Patrick Burns .... re-recording mixer (as Kevin Burns)
G. Michael Graham .... supervising sound editor (as Michael Graham)
Todd Orr .... re-recording mixer
Tim Richardson .... sound mixer
Bob Costanza .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
Jon Lavender .... boom operator (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Darcy Davis .... special effects coordinator
Garvin Cross .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Bruno Bittner .... chief lighting technician
Neil Seale .... camera operator
John Zulinski .... key grip
Stephen J. McKnight .... second assistant camera (uncredited)
Grizz Salzl .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Casting Department
Catherine Cox .... casting associate
James Forsyth .... extras casting
Carol Kelsay .... casting: Canada
Saori Yamamoto .... casting associate
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jennifer Grossman .... costumer
Allison Chretien .... truck costumer (uncredited)
Kurtis Reeves .... costume set supervisor (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Jacqueline F. Bisbano .... assistant editor (as Jacqueline Bisbano)
Location Management
Rick Fearon .... location manager
Music Department
Craig Pettigrew .... music editor
David Low .... orchestra contractor (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Dave Liboiron .... transportation coordinator
Other crew
Charmaine Lazaro .... assistant to producer
Stephanie Rossel .... script supervisor
Trevor Westerhoff .... production coordinator
Jody Chow .... assistant production coordinator (uncredited)
Simon Hall .... video/computer playback operator (uncredited)
Karen Hamm .... stand-in (uncredited)
Jennifer Harland .... background coordinator (uncredited)
Tara Howie .... photo double: Mia Farrow (uncredited)
Tara Howie .... stand-in: Mia Farrow (uncredited)
Chris McFarlane .... production assistant (uncredited)
Robert Musnicki .... stand-in (uncredited)
Crew verified as complete

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Additional Details

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Rated PG-13 for drug use and related issues (video rating)
Argentina:92 min | USA:120 min (including commercials)
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Argentina:13 | Australia:M | Canada:14A (Manitoba/Nova Scotia) | Canada:PG (Ontario) | Finland:K-11 | Netherlands:12 | UK:12 | USA:TV-14 (original tv rating) | USA:PG-13 (video rating)

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4 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Worth watching..., 27 November 2006
Author: MarieGabrielle from United States

Julia Whalen as Zooey, a young girl who gets caught up in drugs. ..."everyone has them, Mom"..., she tells her mother (Mia Farrow) they help me study, then when I need to crash, after taking an exam.

What is good about this film is it does not sugar-coat or deny the reality. Zooey ends up in the ER; her mother finally realizes the extent of her daughter's problem.

Cliff DeYoung, a familiar face as the father, who is ineffectual. His daughter stays over one night, when he has some anonymous girlfriend over. He and Farrow are divorced; he tries to placate his daughter. After being grounded without driving or cell phone privileges, her father buys her a new cell phone she can use it in her car.

This film adequately shows the predicament parents have today; while not wanting to be the "bad guy" some parents may overcompensate and give the kid whatever he or she wants; this is no solution either.

Julia Whelan is very good as Zooey, not overplayed; just another kid wanting to fit in with friends, at first. This film shows that this is a very serious problem, with no easy solutions. 8/10.

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