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Mean Girls -- Cady Heron (Lohan) is a hit with The Plastics, the A-list girl clique at her new school, until she makes the mistake of falling for Aaron Samuels (Bennett), the ex-boyfriend of alpha Plastic Regina George (McAdams).

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Writers (WGA):
Rosalind Wiseman (book)
Tina Fey (screenplay)
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Release Date:
30 April 2004 (USA) See more »
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Welcome to Girl World. See more »
Plot:
Cady Heron is a hit with The Plastics, the A-list girl clique at her new school, until she makes the mistake of falling for Aaron Samuels, the ex-boyfriend of alpha Plastic Regina George. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Cast

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Lindsay Lohan ... Cady Heron

Rachel McAdams ... Regina George

Tina Fey ... Ms. Norbury

Tim Meadows ... Mr. Duvall

Amy Poehler ... Mrs. George

Ana Gasteyer ... Cady's Mom

Lacey Chabert ... Gretchen Wieners

Lizzy Caplan ... Janis Ian

Daniel Franzese ... Damian

Neil Flynn ... Cady's Dad

Jonathan Bennett ... Aaron Samuels

Amanda Seyfried ... Karen Smith

Rajiv Surendra ... Kevin Gnapoor
Elana Shilling ... Spelling Girl
Graham Kartna ... Homeschooled Boy

Ely Henry ... Homeschooled Boy
David Aherne ... Homeschooled Boy
Ayo Agbonkpolo ... African Warrior
Molly Shanahan ... Kristen Hadley

Jonathan Malen ... Kristen's Boyfriend
Jeff Moser ... 'Farting' Guy

Miranda Edwards ... Michigan Girl
Les Porter ... Chemistry Teacher
Eve Crawford ... English Teacher
Jack Newman ... History Teacher

Michelyn Emelle ... Music Teacher
Bathsheba Garnett ... German Teacher

Ky Pham ... Trang Pak
Danielle Nguyen ... Sun Jin Dinh

Daniel DeSanto ... Jason

Alisha Morrison ... Lea Edwards

Chris Anton ... Huge Guy (as Chris Ploszczansky)

Dwayne Hill ... Coach Carr

Diego Klattenhoff ... Shane Oman
Jan Caruana ... Emma Gerber

Wai Choy ... Mathlete Tim Pak

Julia Chantrey ... Amber D'Alessio
Jacky Chamberlain ... Giselle Sgro
Olympia Lukis ... Jessica Lopez

Stefanie Drummond ... Bethany Byrd
Kristen Bone ... Short Girl
Jessie Wright ... Cady 5 Years Old
Tyson Fennell ... Nfume

Stephan Dickson ... Animal Dancer (as Stephan Dixon)
Andreja Punkris ... Animal Dancer
Noelle Boggio ... Animal Dancer
Jordan Dawe ... Animal Dancer
Alexandra Stapley ... Taylor Wedell

Laura de Carteret ... Taylor Wedell's Mom (as Laura deCarteret)
Nicole Crimi ... Kylie George
Erin Thompson ... Dawn Schweitzer

Dan Willmott ... Mr. George
Michelle Hoffman ... Kissing Girl
Valerie Casault ... Kissing Girl

Sharron Matthews ... Joan the Secretary

Jo Chim ... Salesperson
Randi Lee Butcher ... Skater Girl
Erin Jarvis ... Skater Girl
Kaylen Christensen ... Jock Girl

Jill Morrison ... Crying Girl
David Sazant ... Marymount Captain

Clare Preuss ... Caroline Krafft

Bruce Hunter ... Mathlete Moderator
Megan Millington ... Junior Plastic
Tara Shelley ... Junior Plastic
Shannon Todd ... Junior Plastic
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Marc Allen ... Student in Hall (uncredited)
Darryl Armstrong ... Background (uncredited)

Krysta Carter ... Wannabe (uncredited)
Nicholas A. Catalano ... Kid in Classroom (uncredited)

Sima Fisher ... Halloween Army Girl (uncredited)
John Gadsden ... Student (uncredited)
Lucila Grzetic ... Teenager (uncredited)

William R Phillips ... Student (uncredited)

David Reale ... Glenn Cocoo (uncredited)

Talia Russo ... Kissing Couple (uncredited)
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Directed by
Mark Waters 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Rosalind Wiseman (book "Queen Bees and Wannabes")

Tina Fey (screenplay)

Produced by
Jennifer Guinier .... associate producer
Jill Sobel Messick .... executive producer (as Jill Messick)
Lorne Michaels .... producer
Louise Rosner .... co-producer
Tony Shimkin .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Rolfe Kent 
 
Cinematography by
Daryn Okada 
 
Film Editing by
Wendy Greene Bricmont 
 
Casting by
Marci Liroff 
 
Production Design by
Cary White 
 
Art Direction by
Brandt Gordon 
 
Set Decoration by
Patricia Cuccia 
 
Costume Design by
Mary Jane Fort 
 
Makeup Department
Mario Cacioppo .... makeup artist
Carol Hartwick .... hair stylist
Patricia Keighran .... makeup artist
Diana Ladyshewsky .... hair stylist
Jo-Ann MacNeil .... makeup artist
Beatrice Salazar .... assistant hair stylist (as Beatriz Salazar)
Linda Steeves .... assistant makeup artist
 
Production Management
Jim Powers .... production manager (as James Powers)
Louise Rosner .... unit production manager
Nikki Taylor .... assistant production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Sarah Campbell .... second assistant director
Joel Hay .... third assistant director
Jordana Lieberman .... trainee assistant director
Stephanie Moore .... second assistant director: Chicago
Andrew Shea .... first assistant director
José Clemente Hernandez .... second assistant director: second unit (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Collingwood Brown .... art department coordinator
Britt Doughty .... trainee assistant art director
Danielle Fleury .... set dresser
Marc Kuitenbrouwer .... construction manager
Glenn Locke .... scenic artist
Vic Rigler .... property master
Odetta Stoddard .... set decoration buyer
Colin Woods .... first assistant art director
 
Sound Department
Bruce Carwardine .... sound mixer
Pat Cassin .... second boom operator
Vincent Cirilli .... ProTools engineer
Anne Couk .... first assistant sound editor
Patrick Cyccone Jr. .... re-recording mixer (as Patrick Cyccone)
Marc Fishman .... re-recording mixer
Galen Goodpaster .... assistant sound editor
Robin Harlan .... foley artist
Susan Kurtz .... dialog editor
Susan Kurtz .... sound editor
Chuck Michael .... supervising sound editor
Sarah Monat .... foley artist
Willard Overstreet .... foley editor
Vic Radulich .... adr editor
Christopher Sidor .... sound recordist
Randy Singer .... foley mixer
Frank Smathers .... sound editor
Beth Sterner .... supervising sound editor
Mike Szakmeister .... supervising dialogue editor
Robert Ulrich .... supervising adr editor
Markus Wade .... boom operator
David Yonson .... adr recordist: Toronto
 
Special Effects by
Rob Sanderson .... special effects director
 
Visual Effects by
Akemi Abe .... main titles
Chris Anderson .... roto/paint artist: CIS Hollywood
Kim Boyle .... visual effects producer: CIS Hollywood
Jeremy Burns .... digital compositing supervisor: CIS Hollywood
Steven Fagerquist .... visual effects compositing artist
Larry Gaynor .... senior paint artist: CIS Hollywood
Bryan Hirota .... visual effects supervisor: CIS Hollywood
Patrick Kavanaugh .... compositor: CIS Hollywood
Peter Koczera .... senior digital artist
Heather MacPhee .... paint and rotoscope artist: CIS Hollywood
Marc Nanjo .... compositor: CIS Hollywood
Gregory Oehler .... senior Inferno artist: CIS Hollywood
Johnny Wilson .... visual effects artist
Chris Allen .... research & development supervisor: CIS Hollywood (uncredited)
Matt Ashton .... systems: CIS Hollywood (uncredited)
Jayni Borgaro .... paint and roto artist: CIS Hollywood (uncredited)
Donald Fly .... general manager: CIS Hollywood (uncredited)
Maryjane Layani .... production accountant: CIS Hollywood (uncredited)
Julia Neighly .... visual effects coordinator: CIS Hollywood (uncredited)
Kyle Yamamoto .... research and development programmer: CIS Hollywood (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Nada Abdel-Shahid .... stunt performer
Taryn Ash .... stunts
Laurene Boutet .... stunts (as Lauren Boutette)
Randi Lee Butcher .... stunts
Erin Carter .... stunts
Natalie Cultraro .... stunts
Sandra Feldman .... stunts
Kym Kristalie .... stunts
Angelique Lewis .... stunts (as Angel Lewis)
Danny Lima .... stunts
Billy Oliver .... stunts
Chauntelle Page .... stunts
Colleen Park .... stunts
Vlasta Racki .... stunts
Alison Reid .... stunts
Kevin Rushton .... assistant stunt coordinator
Shayna Segal .... stunt double
John Stoneham Jr. .... stunt coordinator
Rebecca Stoneham .... stunts (as Rebcca Moore)
Bryan Thomas .... stunts
Christine Thomas .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Sean Bourdeau .... assistant key grip
Michael Carella .... camera operator
Angelo Colavecchia .... camera operator
Mark Cyre .... first assistant camera
Tim Davis .... video assist operator
Cylvan Desrouleaux .... assistant camera
Richard Emerson .... key grip
Michael Galbraith .... gaffer
Mark W. Hindle .... video playback operator
Jim MacCammon .... electrician
David Morenz .... first assistant camera: Chicago
Michael Plant .... generator operator
Keith Pokorski .... second assistant camera: Chicago
Herb Reischl Jr. .... rigging electrician
Ron Renzetti .... dolly grip: "b" camera
Tom Starnes .... rigging gaffer
Neil Trafford .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
 
Casting Department
Ruthie Brownfield .... casting assistant
Dane Clark .... casting assistant: Canada
Robin D. Cook .... casting: Canada
Donna Dupere .... extras casting
Brad Gerstl .... extras casting representative
Danis Goulet .... casting associate: Canada
Sharon D. King .... extras casting: local
Erica Palgon .... casting associate: New York
Jamie Sparer Roberts .... casting associate (as Jamie Sparer)
Susan Shopmaker .... casting: New York
Aaron Unrau .... extras casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Ciara Brennan .... assistant costume set supervisor
Christina Cattle .... set costume supervisor
Jordanna Fineberg .... assistant costume designer
Gayle Franklin .... costumer: extras
Dana Kay Hart .... costume supervisor
Mary Iannelli .... costumer (as Mary White)
Lindsay Jacobs .... costume supervisor
Luis Sequeira .... assistant costume designer
 
Editorial Department
Gena Bleier .... assistant editor
Doug Caron .... assistant editor: Canada (as Douglas Caron)
Kris Cole .... first assistant editor: avid
Brian Day .... assistant editor
Robert Doyle .... assistant editor
Dana E. Glauberman .... additional editor
Chas Hollis .... assistant editor
Russell Langille .... second assistant editor
Dave Muscat .... telecine suite operator
Saul Saladow .... first assistant film editor
David Tarnawsky .... assistant film editor: Canada
Valance Eisleben .... high definition editorial services (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Tony Blondal .... orchestrator
Stephen Coleman .... music arranger: vocals
Stephen Coleman .... music programmer
Buck Damon .... music supervisor
George Doering .... musician
Jim Harrison .... music editor
Steve Kempster .... score mixer
Norman Ludwin .... musician (bass)
Stephanie Murray .... score stage administrator
Ralph Sall .... executive soundtrack album producer
Amanda Scheer-Demme .... music supervisor
Nick South .... music editor
Patrick Spain .... score assistant engineer
 
Transportation Department
Ron Annabelle .... picture car captain
Dave Staples .... transportation coordinator
Ian C. Harris .... daily driver (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Darleen Abbott .... payroll assistant
Alex Betuel .... production assistant: re-shoots
Adam Bocknek .... production assistant (as Adam 'Bucky' Bocknek)
Annette Brooker .... production assistant
Veronica Brooks .... assistant: Mr. Waters
Christopher Comrie .... payroll accountant
Erin David .... assistant: Mr. Michaels
Andrea Eisen .... set tutor
Donna Feore .... choreographer
Julie Garneau .... production secretary
Jason Haney .... on-set craft
Marie-Claude Harnois .... production coordinator
Karen Harrison .... assistant: Ms. Messick
Joanne T. Harwood .... script supervisor
Mindy May Jenkins .... first assistant accountant
Lenita Karhunen .... assistant: Ms. Rosner
Karen Pidgurski .... publicist
Bobby Ravanshenas .... assistant to cast
David M. Rodriguez .... first assistant accountant
Raquel Rose .... production assistant
Barbara Rosing Hoke .... production coordinator: additional photography, Los Angeles
Kevin Michael Schembri .... second assistant accountant
Andrew Sehler .... second assistant accountant
Gerrod Shully .... production assistant
Jonathan Small .... assistant: Mr. Michaels
Bob Tennent .... production assistant
Matilde Valera .... production controller
Jason M. Washington .... production assistant
Greg Wood .... set nurse
Tammy Maples .... animal trainer (uncredited)
Michalla Petersen .... voice-over artist (uncredited)
 

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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for sexual content, language and some teen partying
Runtime:
97 min
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Aspect Ratio:
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Certification:
Argentina:Atp | Australia:M | Australia:M (TV rating) | Brazil:12 | Canada:14A (Alberta/British Columbia/Manitoba/Nova Scotia/Ontario) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Chile:TE | Czech Republic:12 | Finland:K-7 | France:U | Germany:6 | Iceland:L | India:A | Ireland:12PG | Malaysia:U | Netherlands:12 | Norway:7 | Peru:PT | Philippines:PG-13 | Portugal:M/12 | Singapore:NC-16 | Singapore:NC-16 (DVD rating) | South Korea:15 | Sweden:Btl | Switzerland:10 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:10 (canton of Vaud) | Switzerland:12 (canton of Zurich) | UK:12A | USA:PG-13 | USA:TV-14 (TV rating)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Lacey Chabert was the first and only choice for the role of Gretchen.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Cady finishes the Mathlete competition, her hair is straight and in a ponytail. When she enters Spring Fling, her hair is down and in curlsSee more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Chip Heron:This is your lunch, OK? I put a dollar in there so you can buy some milk; you can ask one of the big kids where to do that.
Betsy Heron:Do you remember your phone number? I wrote it down for you just in case. Put it in your pocket, I don't want you to lose it. OK? You ready?
Cady:I think so.
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FAQ

What is the song playing when the Plastics are walking in the hallway just before Cady falls into the trash can?
Is there going to be a sequel?
What is the song playing at Cady's house party?
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66 out of 80 people found the following review useful.
Fun & worth seeing, 20 June 2004
Author: P-kin3 from Canadia

"Mean Girls" is a fun movie that can be enjoyed thoroughly by the adult set as well as its seeming target audience, teens. The flick opens up with Cady Heron (Lindsay Lohan) embarking on her first day of the jungle that is high school ever as she has been home-schooled in Africa her whole life. After some initial bumps in the road, she manages to befriend two "artsy" misfits, Janis (Lizzy Caplan) and Damian (Daniel Franzese). Surprisingly, however, she is also quickly welcomed into the Plastics, a group of uber-popular girls who seem to be simultaneously admired and resented by all. On Janis's urgings, Cady infiltrates the Plastics, and her mission becomes personal when the Plastics leader, Regina (Rachel McAdams), stabs Cady in the back.

"Mean Girls" is indeed an exaggerated version of reality, but its depiction of the brutality and ridiculousness of high school and the need to find and stay true to oneself within a social construct manage to ring true. It does not stray away from or gloss over the dark humor that high school inevitably draws out nor is it apologetic in its over-the-topness. The result is a hilarious, well-written/performed film that is unpredictable and worth seeing.

Lindsay Lohan shows us once again that not only is an actress with range and a deft comedienne, she is also extremely likable and charismatic. Other stand-out performances go to Caplan and Franzese as well as Tina Fey (who plays a teacher), Amanda Seyfried (as one of the Plastics, Karen), and McAdams. McAdams, probably best known as the title character in "The Hot Chick", is an actress who continues surprise me with her great comedic skills (don't believe me? Watch her deleted scenes from "The Hot Chick" DVD. I liked them better than the whole movie!!).

All in all, this flick is great fun and more well-done than might be initially expected!

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