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Strangers with Candy -- A prequel to the critically acclaimed series featuring Jerri Blank, a 46 year-old ex-junkie, ex-con who returns to high school in a bid to start her life over.
Strangers with Candy -- A prequel to the critically acclaimed series featuring Jerri Blank, a 46 year-old ex-junkie, ex-con who returns to high school in a bid to start her life over.
Strangers with Candy -- A prequel to the critically acclaimed series featuring Jerri Blank, a 46 year-old ex-junkie, ex-con who returns to high school in a bid to start her life over.
Strangers with Candy -- A prequel to the critically acclaimed series featuring Jerri Blank, a 46 year-old ex-junkie, ex-con who returns to high school in a bid to start her life over.

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Director:
Writers (WGA):
Stephen Colbert (series Strangers with Candy) &
Paul Dinello (series Strangers with Candy) ...
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Release Date:
28 July 2006 (Sweden) See more »
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Tagline:
Going to high school for the first time is always scary... Especially the second time around. See more »
Plot:
A prequel to the critically acclaimed series featuring Jerri Blank, a 46-year-old ex-junkie, ex-con who returns to high school in a bid to start her life over. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Amy Sedaris ... Jerri Blank
Paul Sedaris ... Bus Driver

Chandra Wilson ... Inmate

Kristy Thomas ... Inmate
Dee Finley ... Inmate (as Dee Finely)

Deborah Rush ... Sara Blank

Ian Holm ... Dr. Putney

Dan Hedaya ... Guy Blank

Joseph Cross ... Derrick Blank

Elisabeth Harnois ... Monica

Alexis Dziena ... Melissa

Ivette Diaz Dumeng ... Melanie

Carlo Alban ... Megawatti
Greg Hollimon ... Principal Blackman (as Gregory Holliman)
Hechter Ubarry ... Nico

Allison Janney ... Alice

Philip Seymour Hoffman ... Henry

Stephen Colbert ... Chuck Noblet

Paul Dinello ... Geoffrey Jellineck

Dolores Duffy ... Iris Puffybush (as Delores Duffy)

Maria Thayer ... Tamela 'Tammi' Littlenut
Timothy Hsu ... Mascott

Tom Guiry ... P John (as Thomas Guiry)
Wallace Little ... Trace

David Pasquesi ... Stew

Sarah Jessica Parker ... Peggy Callas

Matthew Broderick ... Roger Beekman
David Rakoff ... Boswell
Cal Robertson ... Les Tuckles (as Cal Robinson)

Billy Erb ... Teacher

Callie Thorne ... Teacher

Chris Pratt ... Brason

Sarah Thyre ... Coach Wolf

Kristen Johnston ... Coach Divers

Justin Theroux ... Carlo Honklin
Lian Moy ... Lian

Olivia Oguma ... Olivia
Jeremy Chu ... Jeremy
Evelyn McGee ... Clair Noblet
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Alicia Ashley ... Rolanda (uncredited)
Randy Blair ... Student (uncredited)

Jonah Bobo ... Shamus Noblet (uncredited)
Leanne Cabrera ... Gym Student (uncredited)

Lionel Anthony Cook ... High School Student (uncredited)

Angelina Cruz ... Carmen (uncredited)

Thomas Daniel ... Parent (uncredited)

Lorena David ... Teacher (uncredited)

Ryan Donowho ... Stanley (uncredited)
Lori Finkel ... (uncredited)
Rob Hinderliter ... Squat Thrust Team Captain (uncredited)
Tony Lagarto ... Buster Highman (uncredited)

Christopher Larkin ... Kim (uncredited)
Tony Longoria ... Flatpoint Faculty (uncredited)
Meghan Maro ... High School Student (uncredited)

Todd Oldham ... Mr. Oldham (uncredited)
Sarah Peters ... Student (uncredited)

Michael Rivera ... Manaco (uncredited)

Timothy Roscoe ... Preppy Student (uncredited)

Jessica Rothert ... High School Student (uncredited)
Gina Vetro ... Prison Inmate (uncredited)
Mike Yedwab ... Varsity Squat Thrust Member (uncredited)

Directed by
Paul Dinello 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Stephen Colbert (series Strangers with Candy) &
Paul Dinello (series Strangers with Candy) &
Amy Sedaris (series Strangers with Candy) &
Mitch Rouse (series Strangers with Candy)

Stephen Colbert (written by) &
Paul Dinello (written by) &
Amy Sedaris (written by)

Produced by
Jennifer Booth .... line producer
Rob Burnett .... executive producer
Stephen Colbert .... co-producer
Lorena David .... producer
David Letterman .... executive producer
Fred Nigro .... executive producer
Mark Roberts .... producer
Valerie Schaer Nathanson .... producer
Max Velez .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Marcelo Zarvos 
 
Cinematography by
Oliver Bokelberg 
 
Film Editing by
Michael R. Miller 
 
Production Design by
Teresa Mastropierro 
 
Art Direction by
Mylene Santos 
 
Set Decoration by
Siobain Flaherty 
 
Costume Design by
Victoria Farrell 
 
Makeup Department
Angela Gallagher .... assistant makeup artist
Fabian Garcia .... key hair stylist
Kabuki .... key makeup artist
Steven Kirkham .... hair department head
Mandy Lyons .... hair stylist
Dionne Pitsikoulis .... makeup artist
Dina Sliwak .... assistant makeup artist
Carla White .... additional makeup artist
 
Production Management
Rosemary Lombard .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Daniela Barbosa .... additional second second assistant director
Joshua C. Hersko .... second assistant director
Jeffrey Lazar .... first assistant director
Scott Lazar .... second second assistant director
 
Art Department
Dawn M. Baker .... scenic artist
Robert Currie .... assistant property master
Ray Fisher .... leadman
Isaac Gabaeff .... set dresser
Adam Goodnoff-Cernese .... set dresser
Alayna Hughes .... art department intern
Akeo Ihara .... property master
Ann McKinnon .... art department coordinator
John Peter Melendez .... stand-by set dresser
Alyssa Motschwiller .... art department intern
Mark 'Steel Wool' Salinas .... key art department intern
Josephine Shokrian .... art department assistant
Adriano Valle .... art production assistant
 
Sound Department
Sandy Berman .... sound designer
Sandy Berman .... sound supervisor
David Esparza .... sound effects editor
Anguibe Guindo .... boom operator
Rick Hart .... sound re-recording mixer
Paul Pouthier .... second boom operator
Victoria Rose Sampson .... adr editor
Victoria Rose Sampson .... dialogue editor
Victoria Rose Sampson .... sound editor
Steve Schatz .... sound effects editor
Steve Schatz .... sound re-recording mixer
Solange S. Schwalbe .... sound editor
Noah Timan .... sound mixer
Jeffrey Kaplan .... additional sound editing (uncredited)
Bill Meadows .... sound recordist (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Neil Ruddy .... pyrotechnician
 
Visual Effects by
Nick Anderson .... visual effects
Toby Anderson .... animation camera
Tom Anderson .... optical supervisor
Brian Midkiff .... optical camera
 
Stunts
Nicole Callender .... utility stunts
Stacy Courtney .... stunts
Geoffrey Dowell .... utility stunts
Stephanie Finochio .... stunts
Joanne Lamstein .... stunts
Tina Mckissick .... stunt double
Tina Mckissick .... stunt double: Amy Sedaris
Joanna Shelmidine .... stunt performer
Manny Siverio .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Cesar Baptista .... grip
Howard Davidson .... key grip
Susan Heller .... electrician
Gary Jackiewicz .... grip
Jendra Jarnagin .... company electrician
Anne Joyce .... still photographer
Hernan Otaño .... camera operator (as Hernan Michael Otaño)
Chris Scarfi .... electrician
Andrew Voegeli .... first assistant camera
Stephanie Zimmer .... camera intern
 
Casting Department
Lauren Grey .... casting associate
Sandy Holt .... adr voice casting
Meredith Jacobson .... extras casting
Barbara McNamara .... extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Christine Schultz .... set costumer
Katie Stern .... costume intern
Michelle Elaine Teague .... wardrobe supervisor
Julia Van Vliet .... costumer
Antonia Xereas .... assistant costume designer
 
Editorial Department
John Scott Cook .... first assistant editor
Joshua Duncan .... assistant editor
Ethan Henerey .... editorial intern
George Koran .... colorist
 
Music Department
David Bondelevitch .... music editor
Joel C. High .... music supervisor
Michael Jay .... music editor
Lawrence Manchester .... score mixer
Lawrence Manchester .... score recordist
Daniel McIntosh .... music playback
Rebecca Rienks .... music coordinator
Steven A. Saltzman .... music editor (as Steven Saltzman)
Lodge Worster .... composer: additional music
 
Other crew
Ashley Bearden .... production coordinator
John Bloom .... intern
Donna Cipriani .... production accountant
Dan Cooley .... location assistant
John Daro .... title designer: end credits
Lindsay Feldman .... assistant production office coordinator
Scott Ferlisi .... assistant location manager
Trish Gray .... scout
Erin Heidenreich .... sales agent
Mariana Hellmund .... script supervisor
Micky Hohl .... production assistant
Joshua Huffman .... office production assistant
Anslem King .... key production accountant
Ronnie Kupferwasser .... location manager
Erin Lander .... adr loop group
Matt Lappin .... comedy consultant
Elizabeth MacSwan .... key set production assistant
Meghan Maro .... intern
Sean Murray .... set production assistant
Don Napoli .... post-production accountant
David W. Schoner Jr. .... film commissioner
J.P. Summerskill .... payroll accountant
Amy Teitter .... production assistant
Max Velez .... producers' associate
Olivia Wolfe .... production assistant
 
Thanks
Tony Lagarto .... thanks
John Miller-Monzon .... special thanks
Kathy Sedaris .... thanks
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for sexual content, language and some drug material
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USA:97 min
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
David Letterman jumped on board as a producer because he said that Amy Sedaris is one of the few people in this world that can actually make him laugh.See more »
Quotes:
Jerri Blank:You cross my chow zone again, you're gonna pull back a bloody stump.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Cleanflix (2009)See more »
Soundtrack:
Superconductor Made of CansSee more »

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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
Great movie, 7 August 2006
Author: fardarter from United States

This movie had very funny moments and the whole idea of a life first suspended -- for thirty-two years -- and then resumed exactly where it was left off promises great exhilaration. The plot is simple but cleverly executed with straightforward wit and healthy irony at the expense of much 'high-school' culture examined in a provocative way to repeat what many know (that racism is perniciously persistent in American education) but seldom face. Though far different in scope and much more ambitious, Crash comes to my mind as a term of comparison for the racism issue, but Strangers with Candy is neither as subtle nor as successful as Crash in making the audience confront their own denial about what racism is and how it manifests itself. Strangers with Candy is a truly funny movie with a somewhat serious message that never spoils the fun. I admit that in some moments I felt uncomfortable with the behaviors of some of the characters in relation to race; yet I do recognize that this is just a movie and reality is a lot uglier than any fantasy. But viewers should resist the notion that the movie is merely supposed to be funny. The plot and the purposefully unsubtle dialog inevitably should make one think of race and racism. I hope viewers will recognize that.

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