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Writers (WGA):
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Release Date:
28 May 2004 (USA) See more »
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Helen help us.
Plot:
After her sister and brother-in-law die in a car accident, a young woman becomes the guardian of their three children. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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User Reviews:
Absurd and Corny Hollywoodian Tale See more (103 total) »

Cast

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Kate Hudson ... Helen Harris

John Corbett ... Pastor Dan Parker

Joan Cusack ... Jenny Portman

Hayden Panettiere ... Audrey Davis

Spencer Breslin ... Henry Davis

Abigail Breslin ... Sarah Davis

Helen Mirren ... Dominique

Sakina Jaffrey ... Nilma Prasad

Kevin Kilner ... Ed Portman

Felicity Huffman ... Lindsay Davis

Sean O'Bryan ... Paul Davis

Amber Valletta ... Martina
Ethan Browne ... Devon

Michael Esparza ... BZ

Katie Carr ... Caitlin

Shakara Ledard ... Tinka

Jane Morris ... Landlord

Joseph Mazzello ... Prom Date Peter
Catherine Tayrien ... Jasmine Portman

Evan Sabara ... Oliver Portman

Paris Hilton ... Amber

Sandra Taylor ... Lacey
Wesley Horton ... Gary Hagelnick

Bernie Hiller ... Jean Paul

Shanda Renee ... Intern Mary
Brigitta Lauren ... Simone

Shannon Wilcox ... Photographer
Matthew Walker ... Fashion Show Security
Kelli Clendion ... Fashion Show Model

Jacki Tenerelli ... Fashion Show Model

Erinn Bartlett ... Fashion Show Model

Tonje Larsgard ... Fashion Show Model (as Tonje Larsgard)
Daru Kawalkowski ... Martina's Agent

Alec Nemser ... Hippo Waiter

James Hanlon ... Restaurant Maitre d'
Sunny Hawks ... Kyra

Jason Olive ... Chip

Anthony Mangano ... Club Doorman

Scott Marshall ... Club DJ

Ellen H. Schwartz ... Club Line Girl
Joseph Leo Bwarie ... Club Bartender
Sarina Ranftl ... Restaurant Waitress

Juliet Cariaga ... Devon's Friend (as Erica Lookadoo)
Marvin Braverman ... Hot Dog Vendor Aaron

Rio Hackford ... Brunch Maitre d'
Joy Rosenthal ... Brunch Patron

Isadora O'Boto ... Brunch Patron
Karin Calabro ... Brunch Waitress (as Karina Calabro)

Matias Masucci ... Karaoke MC
Julie Schubert ... Karaoke Bartender

Tracy Reiner ... Job Interviewer
Marilyn Mason ... Job Interviewer
Steve Totland ... Job Interviewer

Eric J. Olson ... Job Interviewer

Catherine McCord ... Lola Model

Micky Hoogendijk ... Make-Up Trailer Model (as Micky Hoogen)
Julie Paris ... Real Estate Woman
Larry J. Robbins ... Lawyer
Madeline Miller ... Lawyer
Joe Allen Price ... Mourner
Peggy Crosby ... Mourner
Ronny Hallin ... Mourner
Barbara Nabozny ... Mourner
Frank Campanella ... Mourner
Herbert Malina ... Mourner

Steve Nave ... Mourner
Kamilla Bjorlin ... Mourner

Ron Roggé ... Mourner
Norma Jean Jahn ... Mourner

Barbara Marshall ... Neighbor
Terry Brown ... Neighbor
Bob Jacobs ... Bridge Chair Guy
Artie Sax ... Bridge Chair Guy

Alan Thicke ... Hockey Cantor
Gary Jones ... Hockey Ref 'Scotty Buttons'

Mark DeCarlo ... Hockey Rabbi
Joe Unitas ... Hockey Announcer
Charles Guardino ... News Vendor
Steve Restivo ... Motel Manager

Lisa Roberts Gillan ... Zoo Reporter
Jared Brown ... Zoo Tour Guide

John Cooney ... Zoo Cameraman
Cassius Kumar Wilkinson ... Nilma's Kid (as Cassius Wilkinson)
Jamila Wilkinson ... Nilma's Kid

Kathleen Marshall ... Mrs. LaGambina

Tom Hines ... Pastor Wells
David Scharf ... Prom DJ
Ira Glick ... Basketball Referee
Lauri LaBeau ... Basketball Coach

Cassie Rowell ... Basketball Nurse

Gwenda Perez ... Basketball Parent
Spencer Perez ... Basketball Student
Brady Woods ... Audrey's Friend
Erik Bragg ... Audrey's Friend

Emily Hart ... Audrey's Friend
Claudia Vazquez ... Audrey's Friend
Joie Shettler ... Vespers' Mom
Lori Marshall ... Brownie Mom
Lily Marshall-Fricker ... Kindergarden Kid

Charlotte Marshall-Fricker ... Kindergarden Kid
Kerry McCullen Palmisano ... Church Choir (as Kerry Palmisano)
Blake McIver Ewing ... Church Choir
Sterling Jennings ... Church Choir
Pamela Kilroy ... Church Choir
Daniel Cathers ... Church Choir
Jenna Reni Zuccari ... Church Choir
Dedzidi Ladzekpo ... Church Choir
Allison Norton ... Church Choir
Kelly Durban ... Church Choir
Sarah Hahn ... Church Choir
Emily Alonso ... Church Choir
Michael Ullerick ... Church Choir
Aaron Anderson ... Church Choir
Josiah Bartel ... Church Choir
Mark Vogel ... Choir Director

Bernard White ... Ravi Prasad

Rowan Joseph ... Ralphy Newman

Pamela Zane ... Rene DeCarlo
Scott Crumly ... Car Washer
Grace Nassar ... New Receptionist
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Courtney Black ... Jackie (uncredited) (unconfirmed)

Hector Elizondo ... Mickey Massey (uncredited)

Larry Miller ... Car Buyer (uncredited)
Betsy Taylor ... Fashion Show Model (uncredited)

Directed by
Garry Marshall 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Patrick J. Clifton (story) &
Beth Rigazio (story)

Jack Amiel (screenplay) &
Michael Begler (screenplay)

Produced by
Ashok Amritraj .... producer
David Hoberman .... producer
Mario Iscovich .... executive producer
Todd Lieberman .... co-producer
David Scharf .... associate producer
Ellen H. Schwartz .... executive producer
Karen Stirgwolt .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
John Debney 
Mark Vogel 
 
Cinematography by
Charles Minsky (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Bruce Green 
Tara Timpone 
 
Casting by
Mali Finn 
 
Production Design by
Steven J. Jordan  (as Steven Jordan)
 
Art Direction by
William Hiney 
 
Set Decoration by
Suzette Sheets 
 
Costume Design by
Gary Jones 
 
Makeup Department
Kathryn Blondell .... hair stylist: Kate Hudson (as Kathryn L. Blondell)
Angel De Angelis .... key hair stylist: New York (as Angel DeAngelis)
Fern Feller .... makeup artist: New York
Michael Laudati .... key makeup artist: New York
Barbara Lorenz .... hair department head
Kay Majerus .... additional hair stylist
Jacklin Masteran .... key hair stylist
Bernadette Mazur .... makeup artist: Joan Cusack
Emjay Olson .... hair stylist
Michele Paris .... personal makeup artist (as Michele Paris-Catanzarite)
Ron Scott .... key hair stylist
Christina Smith .... makeup department head
Ronnie Specter .... makeup artist: Kate Hudson
Anthony Veader .... assistant hair stylist: New York (as Anthony F. Veader)
Clinton Wayne .... key makeup artist
 
Production Management
Carol Cuddy .... unit production manager: New York
Margaret Hilliard .... unit production manager
Nicole C. Taylor .... assistant production manager
Nikki Taylor .... assistant production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Paul F. Bernard .... first assistant director: second unit
Anne Carroll .... second assistant director: New York
Murphy Occhino .... second second assistant director: New York
Ellen H. Schwartz .... first assistant director
Jeffrey Schwartz .... second second assistant director
David H. Venghaus Jr. .... second assistant director
David H. Venghaus Jr. .... second unit director
Eric Yellin .... second assistant director: New York
 
Art Department
Armando Abarca .... drapery foreman
David H. Allen .... property master
Andrew Campbell .... graphic designer
Gary Clark .... head paint foreman
Mike Cunningham .... assistant property master
Jeffrey R. Daniels .... art department production assistant
Oscar Delgadillo .... set dresser
Gerard J. Furey .... shop craftsman
Danielle Giovanniello .... set dresser
Judy Gurr .... assistant set decorator: New York
Geoff Hubbard .... set designer
Kon Iliov .... gangboss
Beth Kushnick .... set decorator: New York
Richard Lambert .... leadman
Larry Morgan .... stage foreman
Ken Nelson .... construction coordinator
Rhonda Paynter .... swing gang
Trevor A. Rudolph .... set dresser (as Trevor Rudolph)
Amy Ryder .... buyer
James Sadek .... shop craft foreman
Ken Scaife .... construction coordinator
Fred Seibly .... signwriter
Stan Tropp .... set designer
Patricia Walker .... charge scenic
Harry Weinmann .... production illustrator
Joan Winters .... graphic designer
James Fernandez .... key on-set greens (uncredited)
Flo Frintzilas .... scenic artist (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
James Ashwill .... foley mixer
Joseph F. Brennan .... boom operator
G.W. Brown .... supervising adr editor
Thomas Causey .... production sound mixer
John T. Cucci .... foley artist
Valerie Davidson .... supervising foley editor
Richard Duarte .... foley mixer
Gregg Harris .... boom operator: New York
Suhail Kafity .... foley editor
Doc Kane .... adr mixer
Richard Kite .... utility sound
Adam Kopald .... sound effects editor
John Kwiatkowski .... dialogue editor
Chet Leonard .... music playback
Donald J. Malouf .... sound effects editor
Dan O'Connell .... foley artist
Terry Porter .... sound re-recording mixer
Charles W. Ritter .... dialogue editor
Todd Toon .... supervising sound editor
Mark A. Tracy .... first assistant sound editor
Jerry Yuen .... utility sound: New York
Donald P. Zappala .... assistant sound editor
Dean A. Zupancic .... sound re-recording mixer
 
Special Effects by
Thomas Rasada .... special effects coordinator: LA reshoots
Gary Zink .... special effects director
Christine Onesky .... special effects (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Akemi Abe .... digital artist: title sequence animation
Michael Curtis .... digital compositor
William Koshowany .... digital compositor
 
Stunts
Steve Blalock .... stunt guest
Gary Combs .... stunt coordinator
Dan Lemieux .... stunt double: John Corbett
Lagrande Powe .... stunt model
Larry Rippenkroeger .... stunt guest
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Nicolas Amato .... electrician
Russell Ayer .... electrician
Chad C. Barrow .... rigging grip
Ron Batzdorff .... still photographer
Ben Beaird .... key grip
Cory Beaird .... grip
Erik Bernstein .... best boy electric
Robin Bursey .... film loader
Brian Carmichael .... video assist operator
Steve Comesky .... best boy electric: New York
James 'Spud' Danicic .... second assistant camera: reshoots
Julian de la Pena .... electrician
Jon Delgado .... electrician
Ric Delgado .... electrician
Bryan Dolan .... electrician
Maurizio Dotto .... assistant camera
Jeff Durling .... electrician
Gene Engels .... gaffer: New York
Sean P. Fickert .... rigging grip
Kevin 'Rambo' Fitzgerald .... best boy grip
Eldon Hansen .... rigger
Lee Kazista .... assistant camera: New York
Jeff Kunkel .... dolly grip
To Lee .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Frances 'Buddy' McBride .... rigging gaffer: New York
John Milcetic .... electrician: New York
Bob Myers .... grip
Chris Napolitano .... chief rigging gaffer
David A. Parks .... rigging best boy electric
Steve Robertson .... dolly grip
Lewis Sadler .... electrician: New York
P. Scott Sakamoto .... Steadicam operator
P. Scott Sakamoto .... camera operator: "a" camera
Richard Scarpone .... video assist operator
Jason Selsor .... rigging grip
Sean Smith .... electrician
Kyle Stephens .... electrician
Michael Stone .... director of photography: second unit
Larissa Supplitt .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Joel Tishcoff .... rigging best boy: New York
Chuck Turner .... best boy rigging grip
Johnny Walker .... first assistant camera
Kevin Walsh .... electrician: New York
Randy Woodside .... chief lighting technician
Steve Zvorsky .... electrician
Chris Stanman .... rigging electrician (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Jennifer Alessi .... extras casting
Sande Alessi .... extras casting
Micah Dahlberg .... casting assistant
Lyndsey Gayer .... casting assistant
Lee Genick .... extras casting
David Rapaport .... casting associate
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Frank Alexander .... set costumer
Susi Campos .... costumer
Brooke Fein .... costume assistant
Lee Harris .... costumer
Cheryl Kilbourne-Kimpton .... wardrobe supervisor
Carmia Marshall .... costumer: second unit
Gali Noy .... costumer
Jessica Peel .... assistant costume designer
Diane Puhalla .... cutter/fitter
Candice Sabbah .... costumer: Kate Hudson (as Candice Sabbah Dobkousky)
Anya Sarre .... costume department assistant
Alexis Steinman .... costumer
 
Editorial Department
Angela Barton .... assistant editor
Stephanie M. Casey .... first assistant editor
Christopher Vagnino Gamby .... apprentice editor
Michelle Herrin .... post-production assistant
Robert Malina .... assistant editor
Bethany Orlemann .... second assistant editor
Greg Reed .... post-production assistant
Hugh Ross .... assistant editor
Peter Tackaberry .... assistant editor
Dennis Thorlaksen .... assistant editor
Lee Wimer .... color timer
 
Music Department
Todd Bozung .... music editor
Thomas A. Carlson .... music editor (as Tom Carlson)
Brad Dechter .... orchestrator
Sandy DeCrescent .... music contractor
Marvin Morris .... music editor
Shawn Murphy .... score mixer
Shawn Murphy .... score recordist
Dawn Soler .... music supervisor (as Dawn Solér)
Wolfgang Amadeus .... music mixer (uncredited)
Frank Bennett .... orchestrator (uncredited)
George Doering .... musician (uncredited)
Aaron Martin .... music programmer (uncredited)
Alex Names .... music playback (uncredited)
Peter Rotter .... music contractor (uncredited)
Steven L. Smith .... music preparation (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
David Becerra .... transportation office coordinator
Robert K. Johnson .... transportation captain
Neil Marshall .... driver: honeywagon
Thomas McGoldrick .... driver: cast
Edward O'Donnell .... transportation coordinator
John 'J.P.' Pratt .... transportation co-captain
Theresa M. Roehner .... driver
Kenny Searle .... transportation coordinator
 
Other crew
Keith Adams .... location supervisor: second unit
Daniela Barbosa .... production assistant: New York
Buffy Barton .... assistant: Ms. Hudson, New York
Bonnie Belknap .... food stylist
Nicholas R. Bell .... production assistant: New York
Pamela Bertini .... accounting clerk: New York
Kandice Billingsley .... key assistant location manager
Scott Brant .... accounting clerk
Stacey B. Brashear .... key assistant location manager
Jill Breitzman .... production assistant
Dalton Brooks .... stand-in
Christopher S. Bryson .... production assistant
Cecilia Cardwell .... studio teacher
Amy Carter .... first assistant production accountant: New York
Robert Cavalluzzo .... assistant location manager: New York
Angie Lee Cobbs .... assistant: Ms. Hudson
Jason De Bari .... assistant location manager: second unit, New York
Carol DePasquale .... script supervisor
Pam Des Vigne .... lead payroll accountant
Sera DiBlasio .... production assistant
Ben Dietz .... assistant: Mr. Amritraj
Cody Dorkin .... adr voice
Rebecca Edwards .... assistant accountant
Jason Filby .... office production assistant
Annika Flick .... location assistant
Annika Flick .... production assistant
Carrie Black Gallison .... script coordinator
Karen Glass .... production executive
Scott Grossman .... choreographer
Mark Hagerman .... assistant production coordinator: New York
Ronald Hairston Jr. .... craft service
Ronald E. Hairston .... craft service
Heather Hall .... executive assistant: Mr. Marshall
Traci Richelle Harrison .... stand-in: Abigail Breslin
Michael Hartel .... location scout
Patti Hawn .... unit publicist
Tom Hines .... assistant: Mr. Marshall
Edward Hunt .... assistant production coordinator
Sam Hutchins .... location supervisor
Pamela Jaeckle .... production coordinator
Danai Katsufrakis .... assistant: Mr. Iscovich
Joseph Keyes .... set production assistant: New York
Neville Kiser .... production assistant
Nicole Kreuzer .... stand-in: Joan Cusack
Michael Larson .... additional production assistant
Jenny Marchick .... assistant: Mr. Lieberman
Christopher Martini .... production assistant
J.C. McIlwaine .... production assistant: New York
Dauv McNeely .... computer and video playback technician
Kim Meade .... assistant: Mr. Hoberman
Jamie Millhoff .... consultant
Gregory J. Pawlik Jr. .... set production assistant
F. Stanley Pearse Jr. .... location manager
Bent-Jorgen Perlmutt .... production assistant
Wayne Petrocelli .... security: Kate Hudson
Wayne Petrucelli .... security: Kate Hudson, New York
Patricia Porter .... payroll accountant
Greg 'Snicks' Reed .... production assistant
Vernon Rodriquez .... location assistant
Pavel Rudenko .... production assistant
Howard Samuelsohn .... dialect coach
Jeff Saville .... production assistant
Susan Silas .... location scout
Sheryl Sirmons .... first assistant accountant
Maria Snow .... double (as Maria Markosov)
Maria Snow .... stand-in (as Maria Markosov)
John St. Laurent .... production assistant
Dan Tipton .... production secretary
Eva Vedock .... craft service
David Velasco .... location scout
James William Visconti III .... production assistant
Dana Wagner .... production assistant
Steven Wargo .... craft service
Rebecca White .... second assistant accountant
Patty Willett .... production coordinator: New York
Chris Withrow .... production assistant
Leslie Yeransian .... stand-in: Martina
Mike Conley .... production assistant (uncredited)
Rebecca Edelson .... script clearance administrator (uncredited)
Yannick Fauchier .... set production assistant (uncredited)
David L. Feinberg .... production office assistant: New York (uncredited)
Graham Goetz .... location assistant (uncredited)
Sunny Malick .... production coordinator (uncredited)
Matthew Mason .... production assistant: New York (uncredited)
 

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Rated PG-13 for thematic issues involving teens
Runtime:
119 min
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Shot on the same streets in Queens as Spider-Man (2002) and It Could Happen to You (1994).See more »
Goofs:
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): There never would be a "Saint Barbara Lutheran School" (or church, for that matter). You will find St. Paul, St. John, etc. (original disciples only).See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Club Doorman:What we got here; 1,2,3,4 - 4 beautiful ladies. Come on. Cesar let them in. Nice. Not you, too random.
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22 out of 36 people found the following review useful.
Absurd and Corny Hollywoodian Tale, 27 February 2006
Author: Claudio Carvalho from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

The single and successful executive of the fashion world, Helen Harris (Kate Hudson), becomes the guardian of her two nieces and one nephew after the death of her sister and her brother-in-law. She moves from Manhattan to Queens, and faces difficulties trying to raise the children.

"Raising Helen" is another absurd and corny Hollywoodian tale, or fairytale, or s**t tale. There are some few funny moments, but the story has an absolute lack of logic and coherence. The changing of the character of Helen, from a fashionable independent single woman of Manhattan developing her successful career in the fashion world into a suburban mother of stepson and stepdaughters is one of the most ridiculous and corny I have ever seen. I like Joan Cusack, Hector Elizondo, Kate Hudson and John Corbett, I tried to like this movie, but the screenplay is a shallow unbelievable crap. My vote is four.

Title (Brazil): "Um Presente Para Helen" ("A Gift For Helen")

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