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Writer (WGA):
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Release Date:
8 February 2004 (USA) See more »
Marco Poloni's family owns a bakery in the Bronx and it seems that they have fallen on hard times and his family is considering selling the bakery... See more » | Add synopsis »
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This dessert is so sweet, just sit back and enjoy, all fans of light, romantic cinema See more (11 total) »


  (in credits order)

Lauren Holly ... Grace Carpenter

Costas Mandylor ... Marco Poloni

Dorie Barton ... Candy Fallon

Andrew Lauer ... Jacques du Jacques

Brenda Vaccaro ... Lina

David Proval ... Uncle Fabrizio

Maria Bertrand ... Angela

Bruce Thomas ... Jim

Rodger Bumpass ... Boz Roswell

Alan Shearman ... Barry Felt

Carol Ann Susi ... Mrs. Guzzi

Gene Davis ... Wesley King (as Eugene Davis)
Joseph La Rocca ... Waiter (as Joe Laroca)

Wolfgang Puck ... Wolfgang Puck

Jean Pierre Bergeron ... Emile Fragonard

Hans Pfleiderer ... German Judge (as Hans R. Pfleiderer)
Mary Sue Milliken ... Mary Sue Milliken

Susan Feniger ... Susan Feniger
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

LauraLee O'Shell ... Hostess (uncredited)

Alisa Robinson ... Dessert Fan (uncredited)
Mary Margaret Robinson ... English Judge (uncredited)
Charlie Vaughn ... Chef Francois Renault (uncredited)

Directed by
Kevin Connor 
Writing credits
Joseph Tropiano (written by)

Produced by
Robert Halmi Jr. .... executive producer
Lincoln Lageson .... producer
Larry Levinson .... executive producer
Nick Lombardo .... co-executive producer
Michael Moran .... co-executive producer
Randy Pope .... producer
Tony Roman .... associate producer: New York
H. Daniel Gross .... co-executive producer (uncredited)
Steven Squillante .... co-executive producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Roger Bellon 
Cinematography by
Maximo Munzi (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Colleen Halsey 
Casting by
Penny Perry 
Amy Beth Reece  (as Amy Reece)
Production Design by
Carrie Oliver 
Tim Roberts 
Art Direction by
Jonathon Metcalf 
Yvette Taylor 
Set Decoration by
Christine Schuman 
Costume Design by
Erica Davenport 
Makeup Department
Sussy Campos .... assistant hair stylist
Sussy Campos .... assistant makeup artist
Ashley Fox .... makeup assistant
Michael Spezzano .... key hair stylist (as Myke Spezzano)
Michael Spezzano .... key makeup artist (as Myke Spezzano)
Laura Yown .... makeup assistant
Production Management
Randy Pope .... unit production manager
Tony Roman .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Mitch Kelleher .... second assistant director (as Mitchel P. Kelleher)
Lance W. Lanfear .... second second assistant director
Robert Sonntag .... first assistant director (as Kelly Sonntag)
Art Department
Vahn Armstrong .... swing
Wendell Armstrong .... swing
Thomas Bodmer .... prop master (as Thomas 'Flash' Bodmer)
Roger Dertinger .... on-set dresser
Patrick Emerson .... swing
Michael R. Gannon .... swing (as Mike Gannon)
David Lloyd .... lead man
John Marose .... swing
John Moritz .... art department research
Ryan Mulligan .... prop assistant
Andy Nevill .... carpenter
Brian Renn .... prop assistant (as Bryan Renn)
Dario Rojas .... construction coordinator
Ryan John Thuotte .... carpenter
Joanne Zecca .... lead scenic
Sound Department
Patrick Bietz .... adr supervisor (as Pat Bietz)
Erick Cheren .... boom
Eric Enroth .... sound mixer
Mark Ettel .... re-recording mixer
Marcel Lehrer .... operator coordinator
Patrick O'Sullivan .... sound effects designer
Patrick O'Sullivan .... sound supervisor
Paul Ratajczak .... lead re-recording mixer
Trevor Sperry .... adr mixer
Michael Wetherwax .... dialogue editor
Paul Ratajczak .... sound supervisor (uncredited)
Ted Barba .... utility stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
James Atkins .... best boy grip
Michael Bogen .... electrician
Dan Brethauer .... electrician
Justine Ariel Cook .... electrician (as Justine Cook)
Richard E. Garcia .... first assistant camera: "b" camera (as Richard Garcia)
Paul Goldhammer .... second assistant camera
Fausto Grajeda .... electrician
Chris Harris .... camera loader
Amos James .... electrician
David Loeb .... electrician
Al Lopez .... gaffer
Peter Nelson .... director of photography: second unit, New York
Ilyana Nielsen .... still photographer
Julia Nielson .... grip
Steven Parker .... dolly grip
Omar Pena .... grip
Andrey Prikazchikov .... key grip (as Andre Prikazchikov)
Richard Rasmussen .... electrician
Robert Sands .... first assistant camera: New York
Aaron Schulte .... best boy electric
Lisa Stacilauskas .... camera operator: "b" camera
Mira Velasco .... grip (as Myra Velasco)
Gregory White .... first assistant camera (as Greg White)
Kevin Wilt .... electrician
Michael Withers .... electrician (as Mike Withers)
Casting Department
Brooke Davis .... casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Kristen Anthony .... on-set costumer
Shawn Holly Cookson .... costumer (as Shawn-Holly Cookson)
Verity Grover .... costumer
Leslie Hoskulus .... costumer
Denice Roe .... wardrobe supervisor
Jill Smith .... costumer
Editorial Department
Daniel Barone .... assistant editor (as Dan Barone)
Rick Greenhead .... colorist (as Rick Greenheard)
Tom Polson .... on-line editor
Frank Sharp .... post-production coordinator
Darin Wooldridge .... colorist: dailies (as Darin Woolridge)
Andrew Vona .... assistant editor (uncredited)
Location Management
Jule Ann Jappe .... location manager: NY Unit (as Julie Ann Jappy)
Wally Smith .... location manager
Music Department
Carl Sealove .... music editor
Peter D. Kaye .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Randall Brown .... driver: cast
Mike Curtis .... driver: NY Unit
Gretchen Getz .... driver: cast
Joe Lanham .... driver: cast
Michael Curtis .... transportation cars: New York (uncredited)
Michael R. Curtis .... transportation cars: New York (uncredited)
Geno Hart .... transportation coordinator (uncredited)
Other crew
Cindy Lee Arnold .... accountant
Paul Balelo .... business affairs
Randall Brown .... office production assistant
Michelle Buchanan-Kriebel .... script supervisor
Lisa Catizone Heslop .... assistant production coordinator
Amy Chance .... staff production supervisor
Mike Curtis .... production assistant: NY Unit
Sarah J. Donohue .... production coordinator
Maureen Doyle .... scheduler
Cleta Elaine Ellington .... key production assistant (as Cleta Ellington)
Matt Fitzsimons .... production executive
John Frick .... post-production accounting
Hernan Hernandez .... craft service
Tony Hill .... set medic
Jean Hodges .... food stylist
Ita Kennedy .... assistant accountant
Matthew Klipper .... manager production accounting
Greg Krutilek .... business affairs
Melissa Mahoney .... office production assistant
Hugo Maldonado .... chef
Maura McKeown .... food stylist
Robert Pfeffer .... manager production accounting
Jess Place .... set production assistant
Genaro Rodriguez .... chef (as Genero Rodriguez)
Roy A. Ruiz Jr. .... production staff: (listed with no occupation ) (as Roy Ruiz Jr.)
Lyndon Talbott .... food stylist
Emily Thorne .... set production assistant
Guy Totaro .... site representative
Daniel Trainer .... set production assistant (as Daniel Eady)
Steven Weigle .... development assistant (as Steven Weigli)
Arthur Williams Jr. .... set production assistant (as Arthur Williams)
Arthur Williams Jr. .... set production assistant
Gina Fricchione .... stand-in (uncredited)
Bill Jacks .... staff production coordinator (uncredited)
Miguel Ramos .... special thanks
Ivan Wolkind .... special thanks

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USA:120 min (including commercials) | Brazil:92 min
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Since the title and central theme of this movie "Just Desserts" is desserts, particularly chocolate, it's interesting to note that the main chef character said he added water to his chocolate concoction, a box to hold an engagement ring he was asked to make. When the other main chef character, his love interest, tastes the chocolate, she is so impressed with how it tastes, she faints. Anyone who has ever melted chocolate knows that allowing even the smallest hint of water to melted chocolate will cause it to "seize" and become irreparably grainy. The resulting confection has a mouth feel of mud.See more »
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6 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
This dessert is so sweet, just sit back and enjoy, all fans of light, romantic cinema, 10 March 2008
Author: Amy Adler from Toledo, Ohio

Marco Poloni (Costas Mandylor) was born into a baking family in the Bronx. Although the Polonis have been well known for their confections over the decades, the business has fallen on hard times. Meanwhile, Grace Carpenter (Lauren Holly) is a most talented dessert maker in Manhattan but, she can not seem to land a prime confectionery position because of the glass ceiling. An accidental meeting between Marco and Grace results in a conversation about a possible solution for them both. There is a high profile bake-off, The Golden Whisk, taking place in the near future and Marco wants Grace to partner with him. There is a hefty amount of "dough", haha, at stake for the winners, enough to set Grace up in her own business and save the Polonis eatery, too. Reluctantly, Grace agrees. But, there are complications. Some of the judges and fellow contestants may have past issues with both Grace and Marco. Then, too, although Marco and Grace both feel some sort of attraction for the other, Grace has a long standing, very rich boyfriend. Can Marco and Grace win the contest? This is a lovely film for the romantic at heart. First, there is the nice cast. Holly has always been a lovely actress with a notable husky voice that furthers her attractions. In this film, she is perfectly cast as the determined but beautiful Grace. Mandylor, a newcomer, delights, too as the good-looking rival baker. The rest of the actors, including the wonderful Brenda Vaccaro as Marco's mother, is quite nice. As a Hallmark movie, the costumes, sets, and production amenities are beyond reproach and the script still manages to seem fresh and funny, despite some familiar themes. Treat yourself, romcom lovers, to a most sweet confection by securing a viewing of this film. It is definitely the movie equivalent of a big box of quality chocolates.

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