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She won't forgive. He can't forget.
The story revolves around Jared, a struggling writer haunted by a tragic past, who is pushed to the breaking point with fatal consequences... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
Ethan Kennemer ... Young Jared

Michael Phenicie ... Michael Dolan

Tony Goldwyn ... Jared Dolan

Sean Young ... Rebecca
Shea Alexander ... Melissa Weiss
Manuel Centeno ... Guy with Video Camera
John Nolan ... Guy with Video Camera
Renee Joyce ... Bystander
David Sheehan ... Chopper Dan

Michelle Van Wagner ... Young Kathleen

Liam Booth ... Aidan Dolan

Roark Critchlow ... Anchor Garrett
Valarie Ianniello ... Anchor Christina

Julia Jay Pierrepont III ... Therapist (as Julia Pierrepont III)

Faye Dunaway ... Kathleen Dolan

Trisha Simmons ... Reporter #1
Brian Sheehan ... Reporter #2

Holly M. Martin ... News Crew Member (as Holly Persell)
James Hachey ... News Crew Member
Peter Cena ... News Crew Member
Richard Hoops ... News Crew Member
Evyn Freedman ... Kid in Playground

Marina Loos ... News Crew Member
Laurel Castenholz ... Kid in Playground
Conor Joyce ... Kid in Playground
Quinn Lujan ... Kid in Playground
Rio Lujan ... Kid in Playground
Robert Lujan
Nicolas Sanzana ... Kid in Playground
Chloe Macary-Carney ... Kid in Playground (as Chloé Macary-Carney)
Ashley Horton ... Kid in Playground
Ed Carney ... Guy Getting Lap Dance
Kaitlyn Van Diepen ... Restaurant Patron / Staff Member
Gideon Lockspeiser ... Restaurant Patron / Staff Member

Tera Hollingsworth Lecuona ... Restaurant Patron
Nicole Leal ... Restaurant Patron / Staff Member
Robert Cook ... Restaurant Patron / Staff Member
Heidi Caldwell ... Restaurant Patron / Staff Member
Sean Reigle ... Restaurant Patron / Staff Member
Valerie Anne Kirkgaard ... Restaurant Patron / Staff Member
Bob Martin ... Interviewer at Kathleen's (as Robert C. Martin)

Joe Rose ... Cole

Alan Noel Vega ... Strip Club Patron / Staff Member
Sergio Vizuete ... Strip Club Patron / Staff Member
Rick Hamamoto ... Strip Club Patron / Staff Member
Ann Sklar ... Strip Club Patron / Staff Member
Lee Abrams ... Strip Club Patron / Staff Member
Darius Siwek ... Strip Club Patron / Staff Member
John Michler ... Strip Club Patron / Staff Member (as John A. Michler)
Rudy Sanzana ... Strip Club Patron / Staff Member
Patrick J. Pedersen ... Strip Club Patron / Staff Member
Steven H. Miller ... Strip Club Patron / Staff Member
Mark L. Gould ... Strip Club Patron / Staff Member
Ryan Karten ... Strip Club Patron / Staff Member
Stanley Coker ... Strip Club Patron / Staff Member
Alethea Root ... Strip Club Patron / Staff Member
Rita Lengyel ... Tina

Nicole Ghastin ... Carla
Vera Lee Stabell Stromsted ... Stripper #2 (as Vera Stromsted)
Lee Solters ... 1st Talk Show Host
Judith Cohen ... Talk Show Call-In Guest
John Littlefield ... Cop on Megaphone
Christopher Joyce ... Melissa's 'Script Connection'
Steve Freedman ... Backpage Producer
Cindy Chao ... Backpage Crew Member

Daniel R. Suhart ... Backpage Crew Member

Zsolt Magyar ... Backpage Crew Member
David Castenholz ... Steve

Jason Stuart ... Barry Speer

Craig Stuart Garfinkle ... Dr. Forlap

Deborah Ferguson ... Rebecca's Building Manager
Michael D. Tiberi ... Rich Producer (as Michael Tiberi)

Brenda Isaacs Booth ... Angry Neighbor (as Brenda Isaacs-Booth)

Bill Devlin ... Forensics Team Member (as William A. Devlin)
Robert Pergament ... Forensics Team Member
James A. Miller ... Forensics Team Member

Frank Garritano ... Richard
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Rob Roy Cesar ... Businessman

Phyllis Stuart ... Office Worker (uncredited)

Directed by
Steve Freedman 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Steve Freedman 
Christopher Joyce 

Produced by
David Castenholz .... producer
Steve Freedman .... producer
John Michler .... associate producer
John Nolan .... associate producer
Julia Jay Pierrepont III .... producer
Rudy Sanzana .... associate producer
Kathleen Thomson .... co-producer
Alan Noel Vega .... line producer
Original Music by
Craig Stuart Garfinkle 
Cinematography by
Jan Michalik 
Film Editing by
Steve Freedman 
Robert Pergament 
Production Design by
Cecil Gentry 
Art Direction by
Gabor Norman 
Set Decoration by
Larry Roberts 
Costume Design by
Debra Fergeson 
Deborah Ferguson 
Makeup Department
Vera Lee Stabell Stromsted .... key makeup artist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ryan Karten .... second assistant director
Christopher Ruiz .... first assistant director
Daniel R. Suhart .... second assistant director
Art Department
Cindy Chao .... art department assistant
Joseph E. Jones .... construction coordinator
Larry M. Roberts .... set dresser
Alethea Root .... property master
Sound Department
Roy Braverman .... foley editor
Roy Braverman .... foley recordist
Gordon Hookailo .... sound re-recording mixer
Tim D. Lloyd .... boom operator
Zsolt Magyar .... sound
Paul Menichini .... sound effects editor
Reid A. Woodbury Jr. .... dialogue editor
Reid A. Woodbury Jr. .... foley artist
Camera and Electrical Department
Travis Bell .... key grip
Bill Devlin .... still photographer
Angelo Figlio .... electrician
Saul Herckis .... best boy electric
Koji Kojima .... first assistant camera
David Ortkiese .... a camera operator
Anabella Valenzuela .... assistant camera
Sergio Vizuete .... grip
Tim Wattez .... electrician
Transportation Department
Michael McLafferty .... Faye Dunaway's personal driver
Other crew
Rebecca Boyle .... script supervisor
Laura Graham .... production coordinator
Kelly Koskella .... special thanks

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Rated R for language, sexuality, nudity and some drug use
USA:85 min
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12 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
A Compelling Debut, 12 September 2005
Author: gnolti from Rome, GA

I just saw this film at the Rome Internaional Film Festival in Rome, Ga -- mainly because of Faye Dunaway, and because the majority of these festival films never make it onto disc. From the start you know it's low budget: the lighting and cinematography aren't, shall we say, top flight. But what a story -- clearly autobiographical at some level, when you consider it's told from the perspective of a struggling screenwriter -- and the pacing,, which is erratic at first, begins to approach Pakula or Friedkin level. The vanity common among aging actresses doesn't prevent Dunaway from turning in a weirdly compelling performance as the Irishman's damage-controlling widow, despite her erratic brogue. Sean Young has seldom been so sympathetic --and never looked sexier, IMHO. Tony Goldwyn looks like Aidan Quinn and does a convincing paranoid. But I couldn't take my eyes off Shea Alexander as the pathetic, coke-driven, sex-obsessed producer Melissa Weiss: her performance leaves a lot to be desired, but one gets the sense of someone who's been there, or at least seen it with her own eyes. I'm looking forward to Steve Freedman's next film. I'm sure it will be worth watching -- and that a bigger budget will have nothing to do with it.

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