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Stateside (2004)

R  |   |  Drama, Music, Romance  |  27 February 2004 (USA)
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The film follows a rebellious teenager on leave from the Marines who falls in love with a female musician. The relationship is threatened when she develops a mental illness...



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mark Deloach
Sue 'of the Dubervilles' Dubois
Staff Sergeant Skeer
Gil Deloach
Mrs. Dubois
Mrs. Hengen
Father Concoff
Gregory Tripodi (as Michael Goduti)
Danny Tripodi
Gina Deloach
Dori's Agent, Ricky (as Andre Vippolis)
Dori's Internist
Bridget Barkan ...


An adventurous romantic drama about a high-school rich kid serving in the Marine Corps to avoid jail, and a schizophrenic actress, whose career is crashing. Mark Deloach lands in the Marine Corps and meets Dori Lawrence before shipping out. Mark and Dori are a perfect match of misfits introduced by a friend, Sue Dubois, whose mother is suing Mark. Dori has left the bright lights of Hollywood to fix her life and mental illness, while at boot camp, Drill Instructor Skeer is on a mission not only to train Mark, but to make a man out of the rebellious teenager. The two outcast lovers, with more than a dose of humor, cling to their romance in spite of obstacles from authorities and circumstances which stand in their way. Written by Anonymous

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Drama | Music | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexuality, language, drinking and drug content involving teens | See all certifications »





Release Date:

27 February 2004 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Batalha do Amor  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office


$16,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$113,620 (USA) (21 May 2004)


$174,318 (USA) (4 June 2004)

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According to Reverge Anselmo, Dori Lawrence was based on a real actress in the 1970's who did four movies - two of them big hits - before disappearing from the industry. On the DVD commentary, Anselmo reveals that the actress' brother plays the character of Silvio. The actor is David Holcomb leading many to believe that the actress is Sarah Holcomb of Animal House (1978) and Caddyshack (1980). Someone listed as "S.H." is thanked in the end credits. See more »


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Fresh, moving, enlightening and entertaining
19 May 2004 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

I saw a prescreening of this lovely movie. It explores fresh exciting territory while telling an extremely realistic teen love story. When the leads sneak around and struggle to be together, it has the romance and fun of ROMEO AND JULIET. In other ways it reminds me of THE MAGDALENE SISTERS in that it tells a story that is important for people to see. However, just like in Magdalene Sisters the message doesn't interfere with the high level of entertainment. The mental illness doesn't take over the film. It just provides a unique obstacle that the lovers must get over to be together.

The acting is excellent and the all the characters are really alive, flawed,

passionate and interesting. All in all, this is a warm and funny movie.

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