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Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness. A Comedy.
Plot:
Leo Spivak is drifting through life without a compass. His father is aging fast, his teenage daughter is rebelling... See more » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
2 wins See more »
User Reviews:
A bittersweet comedy that deserves a wider audience See more (76 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Peter Riegert ... Leo Spivak

Frank Wood ... Anthony Berenson

Jake Hoffman ... Ed Shifman

Jayne Houdyshell ... Louise

Marylouise Burke ... Helen
Susan Blommaert ... Gloria (as Susan Blommert)

Eli Wallach ... Sol Spivak

Rita Moreno ... Inez

Harris Yulin ... Peter Hargrove

Isabella Rossellini ... Rachel Spivak

Ashley Johnson ... Elena Spivak
Mercedes Herrero ... Dotty

Dominic Chianese ... Stan Marshak

Judy Reyes ... Nurse Kathleen Delehant

Beverly D'Angelo ... Betsy Ingraham

Peter Friedman ... Arthur Wexler
Mary Catherine Wright ... Miriam
Jennifer Albano ... Carolyn
Michi Barall ... Belinda
Mara Stephens ... Harriet

Susan Pourfar ... Lisa
Angela Hughes ... Joy
Cal Robertson ... Todd

Ben Weber ... Doctor Collins

Eric Bogosian ... Rabbi Evelyn Fink
Penny Fuller ... Mrs. Hargrove
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Mike Getz ... Waiter
Alecia Hurst ... Greta Braunsweig
Phil Vos ... Racetrack patron

Will Brunson ... Dance Hall Patron (uncredited)
Leanne Cabrera ... Mall Patron (uncredited)
Cristina Marie ... Passenger (uncredited)
Denis McKeown ... Mr. Butterworth (uncredited)

Directed by
Peter Riegert 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Peter Riegert 
Gerald Shapiro 

Produced by
Brian Bell .... line producer
Ericka Frederick .... associate producer
Earnie Hooks .... producer
Melissa Marr .... executive producer
Anthony Mastromauro .... co-producer
Peter Sahagen .... executive producer
Lemore Syvan .... producer
 
Original Music by
Al Kooper 
 
Cinematography by
Mauricio Rubinstein 
 
Film Editing by
Mario Ontal 
 
Casting by
Cindy Tolan 
 
Production Design by
Ben Conable 
 
Set Decoration by
Mila Khalevich 
 
Costume Design by
Lynn Falconer 
 
Makeup Department
Brian Abbott .... assistant makeup artist
Angel De Angelis .... hair stylist: Rita Moreno
Lorraine Godfrey .... key hair stylist
Lorraine Godfrey .... key makeup artist
Ildiko Juhasz .... makeup artist
Leo Won .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Luca Borghese .... post-production supervisor
Ethan Smith .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Vanessa Hoffman .... second assistant director
Karen Kane .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Sarah Bricker .... assistant property master
Gary Kroytor .... set dresser
 
Sound Department
Sean Canada .... sound editor
Chen Harpaz .... sound design mixer
Hae Kyong Harpaz .... foley artist
Michael Miller .... adr mixer
Bryant Musgrove .... boom operator
Aaron J. Rudelson .... production sound mixer (as Aaron Rizzuto)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Vikas Bandhu .... camera trainee
Nicola Benizzi .... second assistant camera
Liz Campbell .... best boy electric
Laurie Chakel .... additional electrician
Jesse Cory .... company grip
Chris Dixon .... company grip
Micah Eisenmann .... company grip
Heidi Gutman .... still photographer
Chan Jeon .... best boy grip
Paul Kaye .... gaffer
Wesley Law .... film loader
Parris Mayhew .... Steadicam operator
Michael Pelzman .... still photographer
Martina Radwan .... director of photography: second unit
Bill Scalzitti .... additional electrician
Sandor Temlock .... first assistant camera
Reuben Wilder .... company grip
Melinda Ziyadat .... video assist operator
 
Casting Department
Laura Cass .... casting assistant
Katy Goodman .... extras casting
Elyse Neiman .... extras casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Rachel Greene .... wardrobe supervisor
Abby O'Sullivan .... wardrobe assistant
 
Editorial Department
Joe Gawler .... digital intermediate colorist
Cecil Hooker .... on-line editor
James Nichols Jr. .... assistant editor
Christine Park .... assistant editor
Joaquin Perez .... assistant editor
Barry Stricke .... apprentice editor
Stan Sztaba .... negative matcher
Anjali Walter .... apprentice editor
 
Music Department
Al Kooper .... music supervisor
 
Other crew
Jennifer Alton .... key production assistant: first team
Dean Anthony .... set production assistant
Billy Arrowood .... location scout
Jason Barnes .... key production assistant
Gigi Causey .... production co-coordinator
Monty C. Floyd .... production assistant
Brian Goetz .... location assistant
Jason Grechanik .... production assistant
Kirsten Kearse .... script supervisor
Lisa Lotti .... production coordinator
Elyse Neiman .... production assistant
Tristan Prescott .... production assistant
Justin Ritson .... production assistant
Jeremy Strong .... assistant: Peter Riegert
Christian Zak .... technical director
 

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Rated R for some language and sexual references
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93 min
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"Special Thanks" in the credits go to several companies and agencies, and then to a list of over 60 people, in which actor Saul Rubinek is mentioned twice!See more »
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9 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
A bittersweet comedy that deserves a wider audience, 17 April 2005
Author: Judy Martinez from West Chester, PA

First comment: People, don't forget to submit a vote with your review! I'm reading the reviews and most are excellent, and I'm wondering why the overall rating is only a 6.3. Then I see a lot of excellent reviews with NO VOTE! I assume these are counted as ZEROs in the rating.

REVIEW - I saw this movie at the Philadelphia Film Festival on 4/16/2004. I thought it was very good - both sad and funny. My favorite part was the interaction between the main character, Leo (Peter Riegert) and his father (Eli Wallach). Eric Bogosian was also very funny as the rabbi. And although her part was small, it was worth seeing how great Rita Moreno looked - Wow, she looks amazing! She made Isabella Rossellini look like a haggard old frump. The daughter was nothing special, and the weakest link was the up and coming business hot shot played by Jake Hoffman (Dustin Hoffman's son.) He was too young and goofy to play a ruthless guy moving up in the business world.

It's a shame that a bittersweet comedy like this that combines elements of different genres and can't be easily characterized as a "Drama" or a "Comedy" or a "Tearjerker" will have trouble finding an audience. Hollywood's marketing people need to do a better job of finding an audience for these films - there are tons of people who want to see movies like this, and they are too lazy to figure out how to market them. It's easy to market to teenage boys - do a little work and figure out how to reach the audience who wants to see movies like this! The only scene I thought was a little unrealistic was the scene I'll simply refer to as the "underwear" scene. As the scene was going on, I thought maybe it was going to be revealed as a dream sequence - it just seemed like such a strange and out of character thing for Leo to do.

I would love to see this movie find its rightful audience. Many people would enjoy this movie.

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