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Happy End ()

Nowhere to Go But Up (original title)
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Val is 23 years old and full of dreams. She travels to New York to become an actress. She is lonely in a strange country, in a strange city, with little money and no friends. In her path,... See more »

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Val Chipzik
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Jack
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Edna
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Irene
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Beatrix (as Cathy Curtin)
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Bernie
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Sparkle
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Eddie
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Benito
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Karim
Karen Evans Kandel ...
Studio Executive (as Karen Kandel)
Cherita Armstrong ...
Hooker
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Flower Shop Owner
Umit Celebi ...
Waiter
Jenny Sterlin ...
Speech Teacher
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Chinese woman
Adam Stein ...
Director
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1st Casting Director
Daniel Oreskes ...
2nd Casting Director
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Actor
Jeffrey Carlson ...
Luke
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Waitres
Mark Fairchild ...
Diner Manager
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Lawyer
J. Edward Cecala ...
MC (as Joe Edward Cecala)
Michael Kaycheck ...
Cop (as Mike Kaycheck)
Ryan Shogren ...
Young Man
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Brianne Berkson ...
Mimi
Nicole Crowley ...
Skater 1
Marc Fogel ...
Featured boyfriend
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Tommy Helbeck
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Hunchback
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Casting assistant
Alyssa Rose ...
Skater 2 (as Alyssa O'Keefe)
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Waiter
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Art Student (uncredited)

Directed by

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Amos Kollek

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Amos Kollek ... (writer)

Produced by

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Jean-Michel Dissard ... associate producer
Christine Gozlan ... executive producer
Avram Ludwig ... producer
Frédéric Robbes ... producer
Alain Sarde ... producer
Rob York ... line producer

Cinematography by

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Ken Kelsch

Film Editing by

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Luc Barnier
Jeff Harkavy ... (as Jeffrey Marc Harkavy)

Casting By

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Susan Shopmaker

Production Design by

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Deana Sidney

Set Decoration by

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Lisa Scoppa

Costume Design by

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Kathryn Nixon

Makeup Department

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Brian Abbott ... assistant makeup artist
Elizabeth Dahl ... makeup artist
Lorraine Godfrey ... hair department head / makeup department head
Ildiko Juhasz ... assistant makeup artist
David Kalahiki ... assistant makeup artist
Leza Ann Rawlins ... additional makeup artist

Production Management

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Gary Granger ... unit production manager
Mark L. Pederson ... production manager (as Mark Pederson)
Mark Santora ... production supervisor

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Josh Newport ... second second assistant director

Art Department

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Andrea Goldfein ... property master

Sound Department

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Seth Granger ... boom operator
Stefan Korte ... dialogue editor / re-recording mixer
Philipp Sellier ... foley recordist
Kai Storck ... dialogue editor
Guido Zettier ... sound designer / supervising sound editor

Camera and Electrical Department

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Steve Hollis ... assistant camera
Matt King ... grip
Dennis A. Livesey ... director of photography: additional photography / first assistant camera
Brian Nisbett ... best boy electric
Brian Pryzpek ... gaffer
Randy Schwartz ... camera loader

Casting Department

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Judy Bowman ... casting associate
Erica Palgon ... casting assistant

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Wendy Hagedorn ... assistant costume designer

Location Management

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Michael Fucci ... location manager

Music Department

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Chico Freeman ... music producer

Other crew

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Walter DeForest ... key production assistant
Sherry Greenberg ... production consultant
Roman Jaquez ... production assistant
Tiffany Mills ... choreographer
Christopher T. Sadler ... animal wrangler
Aldey Sanchez ... production assistant
Ryan Schafer ... production assistant
Larry Ware ... production assistant (uncredited)

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Plot Summary

Val is 23 years old and full of dreams. She travels to New York to become an actress. She is lonely in a strange country, in a strange city, with little money and no friends. In her path, she meets weird people who they, also, seek their dreams but everyday life gets in the way. Tired and hungry she sits on the corner of a building. Across the street a writer whose fantasy has dry out. In an instant she becomes his muse... At the Oscar's night she will be the one with the Golden Globe in her hands. Written by monkeyx

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Also Known As
  • Happy End (United States)
  • All the Way to the Top (United States)
  • Happy End (France)
  • Happy End (Germany)
  • I Want to Be Famous (Singapore, English title)
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  • 98 min
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