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Laugh. Cry. Share the pants.
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Four best girlfriends hatch a plan to stay connected with one another as their lives start off in different directions: they pass around a pair of secondhand jeans that fits each of their bodies perfectly. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Amber Tamblyn ... Tibby

Alexis Bledel ... Lena

America Ferrera ... Carmen

Blake Lively ... Bridget

Jenna Boyd ... Bailey

Bradley Whitford ... Al

Nancy Travis ... Lydia Rodman

Rachel Ticotin ... Carmen's Mother

Mike Vogel ... Eric

Michael Rady ... Kostas

Leonardo Nam ... Brian McBrian
Maria Konstadarou ... Yia Yia (as Maria Konstandarou)

George Touliatos ... Papou

Kyle Schmid ... Paul Rodman

Erica Hubbard ... Soccer Pal Diana

Emily Tennant ... Krista Rodman

Jacqueline Ann Steuart ... Lena's Mother (as Jacqueline Stewart)

Sarah-Jane Redmond ... Tibby's Mother

Ernie Lively ... Bridget's Father

Kendall Cross ... Bridget's Mother
Kristie Marsden ... Soccer Pal Olivia
Patricia Mayen-Salazar ... Camp Director Donna (as Patricia Mayan Salazar)
Patricia Drake ... Coach Karen

Katie Stuart ... Bunkmate Jo
Diana Artuso ... Mail Call Coach
Jonathon Young ... Duncan

Beverley Elliott ... Roberta (as Beverley Elliot)
Victoria Tennant ... Young Tibby
Alanna Dawn Ekkert ... Young Lena
Tiara Santana ... Young Carmen

Ashley Hale ... Young Bridget
J.B. McEown ... Jeering Boy

Charles Payne ... Soccer Dad
Marek Wiedman ... Funeral Minister

Georgia Craig ... Saleslady

Mary Black ... Bailey's Neighbor
Chic Gibson ... Bailey's Neighbor
Nicole Potvin ... Catty Teen #1
Lauren Jarrar ... Catty Teen #2

Kathryn Kirkpatrick ... Waitress Brenda

Valerie Tian ... Interview Girl #1
Alisha Penev ... Krista's Friend

Brenda James ... Barbara the Tailor
Keith Dallas ... Cab Driver
Terence Kelly ... Wedding Minister

Kirsten Alter ... Aerobics Instructor (as Kirsten Williamson)
Cannon Smith ... Soccer Kid
Efi Papatheodorou ... Elderly Greek Woman
Olga Archontoy ... Greek Cousin #1
Mariana Arvanitou ... Greek Cousin #2
Despina Alefragi ... Greek Cousin #3
Giorgos Zarokostas ... Greek Fedex Man
Alana Belton ... Seamstress
Anoop Virk ... Lemonade Stand Girl
Rebecca Williams ... Lemonade Stand Girl
Angela Hodgson ... Wedding Quartet - 1st Violin
Clayton Al Leung ... Wedding Quartet - 2nd Violin
Genevieve Mac Kay ... Wedding Quartet - Viola
Sarah Tippett ... Wedding Quartet - Cello
Michaelis Feroussis ... Greek Band Member
Jorgos Makrakis ... Greek Band Member
Chronis Mandas ... Greek Band Member
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Stream ... Wedding Guest (uncredited)

Directed by
Ken Kwapis 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Ann Brashares (novel)

Delia Ephron (screenplay) and
Elizabeth Chandler (screenplay)

Produced by
Debra Martin Chase .... producer
Kira Davis .... executive producer
Denise Di Novi .... producer
Alison Greenspan .... executive producer
Broderick Johnson .... producer
Andrew A. Kosove .... producer
Leslie Morgenstein .... executive producer
Christine A. Sacani .... co-producer (as Christine Sacani)
Christine A. Sacani .... line producer (as Christine Sacani)
Steven P. Wegner .... co-producer
Melissa Wiechmann .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
Cliff Eidelman 
 
Cinematography by
John Bailey 
 
Film Editing by
Kathryn Himoff 
 
Casting by
Heike Brandstatter 
Jakki Fink 
Shani Ginsberg 
Coreen Mayrs 
 
Production Design by
Gae S. Buckley 
 
Art Direction by
Kelvin Humenny 
Helen Jarvis 
 
Set Decoration by
Carol Lavallee 
 
Costume Design by
Lisa Jensen 
 
Makeup Department
Fofi Aravadinou .... hair artist: Greece
Susan Boyd .... hair stylist
Raul Covarrubias .... second hair assistant: Mexico
Julio Espinoza .... second hair assistant: Mexico (as Julio Cesar Espinoza)
Dimitra Giatrakou .... makeup artist: Greece
Elvia Felix Herrera .... second makeup assistant: Mexico
Tanya Hudson .... key makeup artist
Thom MacIntyre .... key hair stylist (as Tom McIntyre)
Joanna Monototo Gomez .... second makeup assistant: Mexico
Lisa Taylor Roberts .... key makeup artist
Gina Sherritt .... assistant hair stylist
Tina Louise Teoli .... assistant makeup artist
 
Production Management
Brad Arensman .... post-production supervisor
Nikos Doukas .... production manager
Lolli Kimpton .... production supervisor
Fran Rosati .... unit production manager
Greg Rosati .... unit production manager: Mexico
Barbara Ann Schoemaker .... unit manager: second unit
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Misha Bukowski .... third assistant director
Christos Dervenis .... third assistant director
Walter Gasparovic .... first assistant director
Gary Hawes .... third assistant director
Olivia Lloyd .... second assistant director: Greece
Philip Nee Nee .... third assistant director
Fiona Winning .... key second assistant director
 
Art Department
Derek Bobroff .... on set painter
Danny Burke .... stand-by props
Lynn Chaulk .... lead paint
Steve Craine .... paint coordinator
Aimee Dominguez .... assistant set decorator: Mexico
Ellen Freund .... property master
Allan Galajda .... set designer
Laura Hopkins .... graphic designer
Mark Howes .... set dresser
Janette Hyland .... lead painter
Patrick Kearns .... on-set dresser
Franziska Keller .... art department coordinator
John B. Keys .... scenic artist
Catherine Lehman .... assistant art director (as Catherine Schroer)
Mike Lilley .... graphic designer
Marta McLaughlin .... prop buyer
Kyle T. Moore .... greens lead
Pachilu Moreno .... set dresser
Kostas Pappas .... art director: Greece
Michelle Pitney .... set dec buyer
Shelley Surette .... lead dresser
Trinita Waller .... assistant property master
Sean Will .... lead painter
Mikal Williams .... on-set carpenter
 
Sound Department
Eric Batut .... production sound mixer
Ron Bedrosian .... adr mixer
Tim Boggs .... adr supervisor
Maritza Carbajal .... sound cable man
Paul Flinchbaugh .... digital audio assistant
Jason George .... supervising sound editor
Nerses Gezalyan .... sound mixer
Chris Glyn-Jones .... boom operator
Udo Hilbert .... adr editor
Michael Keller .... sound re-recording mixer
Kory Kruckenberg .... ProTools engineer
John Rotondi .... sound engineer
David Sabee .... contractor
Christopher Sidor .... sound recordist
 
Special Effects by
Amanda Paller .... on set supervisor
Gary Paller .... special effects director
 
Visual Effects by
Ian Britton .... lead compositor: Rocket Science VFX
Robert Crowther .... visual effects producer
Graham Cunningham .... lead 3D artist: Rocket Science VFX
Elaine Fung .... rotoscope artist
Robert Greb .... digital compositor
Matt Hansen .... 3D artist
Mary Holding .... digital compositor
Ariel Joson .... digital effects artist
Andrew Nguyen .... matte painting
Greg Rodin .... digital imaging lead camera: Pacific Title and Art Studio
Clancy Silver .... digital compositor
Tom Turnbull .... visual effects supervisor (as Thomas Turnbull)
 
Stunts
Lauro Chartrand .... stunt coordinator
Lauro Chartrand .... stunt double: Kostas' friend
Corry Glass .... stunt double: Bridget
David Jacox .... stunt driver
Andrea Kinsky .... stunt double: Lena
Terrance Leigh .... stunt double: Kostas
Sharon Simms .... stunt double: Bridget
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Roger Bailey .... generator operator
Sergio Berry .... camera trainee
Massimo Bordonaro .... ad/pub services
David Cameron .... second key grip
John Carron .... playback operator
Angelo Colavecchia .... camera operator
Herb DeWaal .... key rigging grip
Amie Gibbins .... assistant camera
Brent Gies .... best boy rigger
Andy Guichon .... best boy lighting
Simon Hall .... playback operator
Gaetan Jalbert .... rigging gaffer: Canada/Mexico
Mike Kirilenko .... key grip
Vangelis Kolokythas .... Steadicam assistant: Greece
Edgar Luzanilla .... best boy electric
Paul Mitchnick .... camera operator
Mike Moyer .... gaffer
Constantinos Patramanis .... electrician
Diyah Pera .... still photographer
Ian Seabrook .... underwater camera operator
Timothy Robin Spencer .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Patrick Stepien .... first assistant camera
Michael Tsimperopoulos .... Steadicam operator
Michael Tsimperopoulos .... camera operator
 
Casting Department
Sig De Miguel .... additional casting
James Forsyth .... extras casting
Makis Gazis .... casting: Greece
James Moore .... casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Isabel Bloor .... costume set supervisor
Luisa Dalmagro .... set costumer
Karen Durrant .... costumer
Judith Feller .... set costumer
Alison Fraser .... assistant costume designer (as Alison Penhall)
Denise Gingrich .... key costume ager/dyer
Kevin Harrison .... truck costumer
Michelle Hunter .... costume coordinator
Paula Plachy .... costumer
Katerina Tsakota .... costumer
 
Editorial Department
Gena Bleier .... first assistant editor
Cheryl Buckman .... co-first assistant editor
Shepard Hall .... editorial production assistant
Crystal Pei .... colorist
Jeffrey C. Price .... apprentice editor
Lee Wimer .... color timer
Carlos M. Castillón .... apprentice editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Christine Bergren .... music legal and clearance
Todd Bozung .... supervising music editor
Jeff Cohen .... composer: song "Black Roses Red"
Howard Drossin .... score assistant
Karen Harper .... singer
Penka Kouneva .... lead orchestrator
Lesley Langs .... music editor
Matt LaPoint .... music pre-recording engineer
Dmitriy Lipay .... music scoring mixer
Marvin R. Morris .... music editor: temp music
Jen Pray .... music clearance coordinator
Robert Puff .... additional music preparer
David Sabee .... orchestra contractor
Seattlemusic .... orchestra
Dawn Soler .... music supervisor
Brian Valentino .... music scoring mixer
 
Transportation Department
Costas Athousakis .... transportation coordinator: Greece
Christos Houliaras .... production driver
 
Other crew
Daren Bailey .... marine coordinator: Greece
Larissa Ballstadt .... key production assistant
Errikos Bari .... location assistant
Alexandra Beattie .... associate: Ken Kwapis (as Alex Beattie)
Michelle Bonilla .... adr loop group
Ken Brooker .... prep assistant location manager
Andrew Buziak .... payroll accountant
Thanasis Chondronasios .... production assistant
Thomas Cobb .... title designer
Yolanda T. Cochran .... production controller
Jonathan Cohen .... assistant: Mr. Wegner (as Jon Cohen)
Rudy Darden .... assistant: Ms. Sacani
Christos Dervenis .... consultant
Christos Dervenis .... liaison
Nancy Duff .... assistant: Ms. Martin Chase
Maureen Poon Fear .... assistant: Ms. DiNovi
Robert George .... first assistant accountant
Robyn Harwood .... assistant: Mr. Wegner
Simon Isherwood .... soccer technical advisor
Paula Jack .... dialect coach
Carla Dawn Jackson .... office production assistant
Lorraine Jamison .... publicist
Sofia Kastanara .... production accountant
Themis Katz .... production assistant
Catou Kearney .... location manager
Peter Klassen .... assistant location manager
Johanna Klingenberger .... first assistant accountant
Ashley Kravitz .... script clearance
Susan Lambie .... script supervisor
Viktoria Langton .... choreographer
Nikki Levy .... assistant: Ms. Greenspan
Nathan Lomax .... production assistant
Peter Madamba .... script researcher
Caroline Marabini .... sketch artist: Lena's drawings
Mary McCusker .... acting coach
Sam Montiforte .... post-production accountant
Nathan Moore .... assistant: Mr. Kosove and Mr. Johnson
Lulu Morgan .... production coordinator: Greece
Sevi Morou .... production coordinator
Vicky Nikoletou .... assistant location manager
Nikos Nikolettos .... location manager
Sandra Palmer .... production coordinator
Barbarella Pardo .... production assistant
Guillermo Parra .... assistant location manager: Mexico
Hugo Baylon Payan .... location manager: Mexico
Jennifer Petruniak .... assistant: Ms. Davis
Gordon Piper .... production assistant (uncredited)
Bob Poirier .... production assistant
Gabriel Pontones .... assistant directing assistant
Neil Robertson .... location manager
Greg Rodgers .... assistant: Mr. Kosove and Mr. Johnson
Nina Sagemoen .... first assistant coordinator
Julie Slater .... locations: preparation
Chris Thoma .... assistant location manager
Zambak Tukan .... assistant: Ms. Davis
Catherine Petra Villalobos .... production assistant
Siobhan Vivian .... assistant: Mr. Morgenstein
Anne Wilson .... production accountant
Darcy Woodley .... animal trainer
Steve Woodley .... dog trainer
Mark Dumas .... dog supplier (uncredited)
Michael J. Harker .... completion bond company representative (uncredited)
 

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MPAA:
Rated PG for thematic elements, some sensuality and language
Runtime:
119 min
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Director Ken Kwapis never used the traditional phrase "Action!" to begin the actors' performance on set. Instead he said, "Quiet, please, and um, uh, g'head." This method was much more relaxed and allowed the actors to begin at their own pace. However, he did get teased about it - someone even printed up bright orange T-shirts quoting him and handed them out to the crew.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Lena is packing to go back home and she drops her paint brushes, when she bends down to pick them up and sees Bee's letter under the bed, she picks up the brushes with her left hand but places them on the floor and gets up. In the next shot we see that she's still holding the brushes.See more »
Quotes:
Carmen:[voiceover] It would be easy to say that the pants changed everything that summer. But looking back now I feel like our lives changed because they had to, and that the real magic of the pants was in bearing witness to all of this and in somehow holding us together when it felt like nothing would ever be the same again.
[pause]
Carmen:Some things never would be
Lena:But we know now that no matter how far we traveled on our own separate paths...
Bridget:Somehow we would always find out way back to each other.
Tibby:And with that, we could get through anything.
Bridget:To us. Who we were, and who we are. And who we'll be.
Tibby:To the pants.
Lena:And the sisterhood.
Carmen:And this moment, and the rest of our lives.
[...]
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Movie Connections:
References "Laverne & Shirley" (1976)See more »
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FAQ

Was Lena's story actually filmed in Greece?
How closely does the movie follow the book?
Where do each of the girls go during their first summer apart?
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132 out of 184 people found the following review useful.
You will care for each girl., 29 May 2005
Author: John DeSando (jdesando@columbus.rr.com) from Columbus, Ohio

The only magic realism in The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants is the one, one-size-fits-all pair of jeans worn the four female friends, whose summer adventures bring a dose of realism magical only for the insights into life, the pain and pleasure that come in from age seventeen to the end. As a coming-of-age film, this ranks with the best of them for non-condescending, adult-like perceptions, with nary a "like" in the girls' vocabulary.

Two of these lifelong chums have summer romances that transcend the usual sun and sand trifles; the other two deal with even more substantial challenges, ones that involve connecting with family or friends after years of disconnection. Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants offers no easy solutions to questions about openness, sexuality, parental neglect, and death. Rather each girl has an epiphany that grows naturally out of the frustrations accompanying inexperience and immaturity.

Love on a Greek island while riding a scooter like Audrey Hepburn through the streets of Rome demands confronting the intrusions of family reminiscent of Romeo and Juliet; love on a beach in Mexico unleashes longing for a parent that goes beyond a beautiful boy; a new life for a parent means the death of an old one for a child; and teen alienation turns to acceptance and even love through the magic of a new friend.

None of these realistic setups for teen enlightenment can make an engaging film unless the actresses are believable, and in Sisterhood each young woman carries her role with deftness and sincerity sometimes not found in the most seasoned actresses. Special recognition should be given to Jenna Boyd as 12-year old Bailey, who believably transforms one teen from misogynist to humanist. This little actress has the chops to win the Oscar someday.

The ten rules of the sisterhood are dominated by the logistical one that states, "You must pass the pants along to your sisters according to the specifications set down by the Sisterhood." FedEx does the delivery; the girls supply the specific adventures that echo the anguish and resilience of being a teen in a society that sometimes doesn't care. You will care for each girl; I guarantee it as if it were a pair of Levis, sturdy and malleable, sexy and comfortable. Come to think of it—that's Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants.

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