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Writers (WGA):
Huck Botko (written by) &
Andrew Gurland (written by)
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Release Date:
February 2005 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Because no one wants to be alone. See more »
Plot:
A documentarian funds an N.Y.C. doorman's East Asian mail-order bride in exchange for the right to film the experience. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
1 win See more »
User Reviews:
This film was wonderful See more (51 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Adrian Martinez ... Adrian
Roland Uruci ... Broker
Andrew Gurland ... Andrew

Eugenia Yuan ... Lichi
Deborah Teng ... Translator
Merritt Janson ... Merritt
John Salvatore ... Caterer

Krista Gall ... Dinner Guest
John Gramaglia ... Editor
Paul Thornton ... Curt
Oro Benzriheim ... Oro

Jose Canseco ... Himself
Sam Lisenco ... Skater (as Samuel Lisenco)
Dan Johnson ... Film Crew

Luke Geissbuhler ... Film Crew
Charles Debold ... Film Crew
David Mayer ... Film Crew
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Natalie Caron ... Natalie (uncredited)

Ismael Peter Casillas III ... Golf Player (uncredited)
Dmitry Terekhov ... Dinner Party Server (uncredited)
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Directed by
Huck Botko 
Andrew Gurland 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Huck Botko (written by) &
Andrew Gurland (written by)

Produced by
David Bartis .... executive producer
Nina Yang Bongiovi .... producer (as Nina Yang)
Bo Hyde .... executive producer
Doug Liman .... executive producer
Avram Ludwig .... producer
Kendall Morgan .... producer
Gary Rubin .... executive producer
Bobby Sheng .... executive producer
Andrew Weiner .... producer
 
Cinematography by
Luke Geissbuhler 
 
Film Editing by
Kevin Napier 
 
Casting by
Lori Eastside 
 
Art Direction by
Sam Lisenco 
 
Makeup Department
Roderica McCloud .... hair stylist
Roderica McCloud .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Guy Helson .... production manager
David Mayer .... production manager: Florida
Mark Santora .... production supervisor
Jesse Scolaro .... production supervisor
 
Sound Department
Chen Harpaz .... sound design mixer
Dan Johnson .... sound
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Jinx Canty .... gaffer
Steve Carrillo .... grip
Charles Debold .... assistant camera
Nick Scown .... grip: Florida
 
Casting Department
Bruce Kivo .... background casting
David H. Kramer .... adr voice casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Roderica McCloud .... wardrobe supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Haven Cousins .... colorist
Richard Haylock .... on-line editor
Matt Woo .... on-line editor
 
Music Department
Mark Wike .... music supervisor
 
Other crew
Tina Brenkus .... assistant: mr. bartis
Ellyn Exley .... assistant to mr. liman
Amy Gunzenhauser .... distribution consultant
Konstantia Kontaxis .... production coordinator: Florida
John Malloy .... location manager
John Malloy .... location scout
Danielle Robertson .... production associate
Dmitry Terekhov .... production assistant
David Karges .... production assistant (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Alan D. Lee .... special thanks
J.C. Spink .... special thanks
Steve D. Yang .... special thanks
 

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Additional Details

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MPAA:
Rated R for language and some disturbing sexual material
Runtime:
USA:92 min
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Color:
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Singapore:M18 | Singapore:PG (edited version) | USA:R

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Eugenia Yuan's character name "Lichi" is actually her Chinese name in real-life.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: In the segment following his return from the alma mater trip, Andrew states that they are using a rental camera since Lichi took his. However, he was using the camera during the trip, so it wasn't there for her to take.See more »
Soundtrack:
Bailar MerengueSee more »

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9 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
This film was wonderful, 2 August 2005
Author: fern1128 from United States

I was immediately engrossed in the film. It was a great story and the actors were believable as real people filming a documentary. It is one of those movies that you think about for days after wards and discuss the many rich details with people who've also seen it.

The fullness of the characters, the humor, the sadness -- just that slice of life's realities reminded me of another great sleeper film called "Simply Ballroom." (Though the stories are very, very different.) The entire there clapped when Mail Order Wife ended and you could tell that people loved it by their comments and smiles.

I wish this film had gotten more press and hope that it becomes more well known when it gets to video.

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