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Dopamine -- A San Franciscan computer animator (Livingston) falls in love with one his creations in the days after the boom.


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  (in credits order)

John Livingston ... Rand

Sabrina Lloyd ... Sarah McCaulley

Bruno Campos ... Winston

Rueben Grundy ... Johnson

Kathleen Antonia ... Tammy
Nicole Wilder ... Machiko
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ian Berzon ... Moving man
Timothy Breitbach ... Mike the bartender
Ivan Kraljevic ... Sleazy Guy
Wanda McCaddon ... Margie

Marcus J. Oliver ... Richard

William Windom ... Rand's father
Dennis Yen ... Toru

Christa Bella ... Bar Patron (uncredited)

Alan Draven ... Straggler (uncredited)

Donn Andrew Simmons ... Guy on Date at Museum (uncredited)

Directed by
Mark Decena 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Timothy Breitbach  writer
Mark Decena  writer

Produced by
Brian Benson .... co-producer
Timothy Breitbach .... co-producer
Debbie Brubaker .... producer
Liz Decena .... co-producer
Tad Fettig .... producer
Christopher James Hall .... line producer
Eric Koivisto .... executive producer
Chris Miller .... post-production producer: Visionbox Media Group
Andrew Jon Thomson .... producer: behind the scenes
Original Music by
Eric Holland 
Cinematography by
Robert Humphreys 
Film Editing by
Jessica Congdon 
Casting by
Gillian O'Neill 
Production Design by
S. Quinn 
Art Direction by
Joe Schlick 
Set Decoration by
Lisa Clark 
Costume Design by
Jennifer Power 
Deirdre Scully 
Makeup Department
Gretchen Davis .... key makeup artist
Gretchen Davis .... makeup supervisor
Nicole Sofios .... makeup assistant
Lisa Zomer .... hair department head
Lisa Zomer .... makeup department head
Production Management
Christopher James Hall .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
D. Cole Berry .... second assistant director
Gino Caputi .... second assistant director
Kiran Gonsalves .... first assistant director
Art Department
Tanem Davidson .... storyboard artist
Sean House .... specialty props
Patrick Ludden .... property master
Annie Mueller .... assistant property master
Alfred Leslie Pollard .... construction coordinator
Sound Department
Michael Colomby .... sound re-recording mixer
Bob Gitzen .... sound
Scott G.G. Haller .... sound editor
Eric Holland .... sound design supervisor
Etina Hom .... boom operator
Howard London .... adr mixer
Brad North .... sound effects editor
Peter Persaud .... foley recordist
Visual Effects by
Christopher Batty .... digital artist
David Brandt .... animator: Koy Koy
Derek Fisher .... digital artist
John Hays .... animation supervisor: Koy Koy sequences
Camera and Electrical Department
Rebecca Bauscher .... still photographer
Mike Booth .... additional electrician
Joe Bourguignon .... electrician
Chris Lindsay .... gaffer
Andrea Miraglia .... assistant camera
Rob Muthamia .... first assistant camera
Sean Prichard .... best boy grip
Kerry Sweeney .... best boy electric
Marc Wall .... grip
Casting Department
Kiki Goshay .... extras casting
Nina Henninger .... location casting
Sarah Kliban .... location casting associate
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Joslyn Lawrence .... costume supervisor
Editorial Department
Sam Dlugach .... final colorist
Jonathan Miller .... post-production services (uncredited)
Music Department
Mads Heldtberg .... musician
Eric Holland .... music supervisor
Jonathan McHugh .... music supervisor
Mike Morasky .... musician: guitar
Transportation Department
Bundy Chanock .... transportation coordinator
Adam M. Dunne-De'Coligny .... transportation captain
Stephanie Olliffe .... driver
Other crew
Bundy Chanock .... set medic
Jeff Dowd .... producer's representative (as Jeff 'The Dude' Dowd)
Terry L. James .... digital film transfer
Nancy Ellen Jones .... location manager
Heather McCann .... additional production coordinator
Angela Mixan .... production coordinator
Roger Udwin .... assistant production coordinator
Curtiss Clayton .... special thanks
Jennifer Sanderson .... special thanks

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Additional Details

Rated R for language, sexuality and brief drug use
79 min | 85 min (Sundance Channel Library Print) (dvd release)
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[last lines]
Sarah McCaulley:Morning, sleepyhead.
Rand:I was dreaming of you.
Sarah McCaulley:You were?
Rand:[laughs] Yes, I was singing to you in my dream.
Sarah McCaulley:Singing? What song?
Rand:That Bob Dylan Song? 'Sara'?
Sarah McCaulley:[laughs] I'd love to hear it!
Rand:Oh, no.
Sarah McCaulley:Koy-Koy needs to sing.
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18 out of 20 people found the following review useful.
A sweet exploration of the questions of love in the scientifically aware post-modern era., 12 February 2003

I saw Dopamine at Sundance and I loved it. It was the first movie, to my knowlege that delved into how all humans are chemically programmed from birth, and how awareness of this can take the magic out of life and of love. The question is: Can we overcome our programming. Should we even try? The pitfall for this kind of topic, is usually the story gets bogged down with details and science, but that is not the case here. The characters are all extremely believable. You care for them and they make you laugh as well. Mark Decena did a wonderful job of creating a very good cast to deal with the script and the production value is very good. I was really blown away by the use of the High Definition video format because it looked beautiful. There are no explosions, no huge crane shots, just a tight, unique story that poses new questions about a classic topic, love. Ryan

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