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The Sisters -- Based on Anton Chekov's "The Three Sisters" about siblings living in a college town who struggle with the death of their father and try to reconcile relationships in their own lives.
The Sisters -- Based on Anton Chekov's "The Three Sisters" about siblings living in a college town who struggle with the death of their father and try to reconcile relationships in their own lives.

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Writers (WGA):
Richard Alfieri (screenplay)
Richard Alfieri (play)
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Release Date:
26 June 2008 (Greece) See more »
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Every family has its secrets
Plot:
Based on Anton Chekov's "The Three Sisters" about siblings living in a college town who struggle with the death of their father and try to reconcile relationships in their own lives. | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Elizabeth Banks ... Nancy Pecket

Maria Bello ... Marcia Prior Glass

Erika Christensen ... Irene Prior

Steven Culp ... Dr. Harry Glass

Tony Goldwyn ... Vincent Antonelli

Mary Stuart Masterson ... Olga Prior

Eric McCormack ... Gary Sokol

Alessandro Nivola ... Andrew Prior

Chris O'Donnell ... David Turzin

Rip Torn ... Dr. Chebrin
Greg Foote ... August Prior
Carolyn S. Chambers ... Female Customer (as Carolyn Chambers)
Ed Ragozzino ... Minister
Barbara Bechtel ... Nurse

Tegue DeLeon ... Paramedic #1

Robert Merrill ... Paramedic #2
Elizabeth Ragozzino-Allen ... Student #1
Mary Payne ... Student #2
Julia Chambers ... Young Marcia Prior
Hannah Schafroth ... Young Irene Prior

Shane Adler ... Young Olga Prior (as Sarah Alder)
Roxy Ragozzino ... Station Nurse

Mary DeLorenzo ... Receptionist
Susie Kriz ... Party Guest
Mary Dwight ... Party Guest
Megan McCornack ... Party Guest
Cameron Clarke ... Party Guest
Brian Hafdahl ... Party Guest

Cole Carson ... Party Guest
Amanda Huffman ... Party Guest
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lian Moy ... Camilla

Peter Austin Noto ... The Lover
George Anton ... Thomas Fevalin (uncredited)
Jodi Oxenreider ... Nurse (uncredited)
Alex Rodrick Parslow ... Student with backpack (uncredited)
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Directed by
Arthur Allan Seidelman 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Richard Alfieri (screenplay)

Richard Alfieri (play)

Anton Chekhov (play "Tri sestry") (inspiration)

Produced by
Carolyn S. Chambers .... executive producer
Joseph M. Eastwood .... associate producer
Judd Payne .... producer
Matthew Rhodes .... producer
 
Original Music by
Thomas Morse 
 
Cinematography by
Chuy Chávez (director of photography) (as Chuy Chavez)
 
Film Editing by
Drake Silliman 
 
Casting by
Bruce H. Newberg 
 
Production Design by
Stephen Altman 
 
Art Direction by
John Bucklin 
John Johnson 
 
Set Decoration by
Mary E. Gullickson  (as Mary Gullickson)
Raymond Pumilia  (as Raymond Pumilla)
 
Costume Design by
Emmy Taylor 
 
Makeup Department
Erin Ayanian .... makeup artist: Maria Bello
Mark Bautista .... key makeup artist
Janice Byrd .... hair stylist: Rip Torn
Janice Byrd .... makeup artist: Rip Torn
Mary Clarke .... assistant makeup artist
E. Larry Day .... key makeup artist
Claude Díaz .... hair department head (as Claude Diaz)
Lisa Machii .... assistant makeup artist
Alison Binford .... assistant hair stylist (uncredited)
Alison Binford .... assistant makeup artist (uncredited)
Molly Craytor .... assistant makeup artist (uncredited)
Bonnie Henderson-Winnie .... wig technician (uncredited)
Melizah Schmidt .... key hair stylist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Eric Davies .... unit production manager
Jerrold Pierce .... executive in charge of production
Daniel Voltz .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Eric Davies .... first assistant director
Todd Guzze .... second second assistant director
Kathy Krause .... second assistant director
James Semmelman .... second second assistant director
 
Art Department
Vicky Allard .... greensman
Matthew Brehm .... draftsman
Kellie Chambers .... on-set dresser
Matt Clawson .... carpenter
Scott Eunson .... draftsman
John A. Foote .... construction coordinator
Alex Fountain .... greensman
Sara Greer .... property master
Dexter Hubbard .... art department staff
Johnny Hulett .... construction foreman
Carl Klitzke .... set dresser
Michael Lane .... painter
R.J. Maguire .... on-set dresser
Joseph Mungra .... art department staff
Bryan Perkins .... art department staff
Patric Pietrucki .... leadman
Heather Quest .... art department staff
Talbot Ridgway .... swing gang
Dean G. Roberts .... greensman (as Dean Roberts)
Marshall Roeman .... set dresser
Zedekiah Schild .... set dresser
Kai Shelton .... set dresser
Andrew Ticer .... greensman
Greg McMickle .... property master (uncredited)
Jenna Rae .... art department assistant (uncredited)
Carly Sertic .... prop intern (uncredited)
Stephanie Tichenor .... art department coordinator (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Misty Conn .... boom operator
Andrew Ing .... adr recordist
Larry LaCoste .... adr recording assistant (as Larry LaCost)
Michael J. McDonald .... supervising sound editor
James Moss .... adr editor
Bruce Murphy .... dialogue editor
John Sanacore .... foley mixer
John Sanacore .... sound effects editor
Jill Sayles .... foley artist
Motoi Takahashi .... assistant sound effects editor
Alex Ullrich .... foley artist
Alex Ullrich .... sound effects editor
Eric Vesbit .... sound effects editor
Jonathan Wales .... sound re-recording mixer
Brad Whitcanack .... sound effects editor
Rusty Fisher .... utility sound (uncredited)
Randy Lawson .... sound mixer (uncredited)
Randy Lawson .... sound technician (uncredited)
Michael J. McDonald .... sound re-recording mixer (uncredited)
Douglas Tourtelot .... sound mixer (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Mark Linthicum .... visual effects
 
Stunts
Steve Buckley .... stunt coordinator
Justin Canfield .... stunt double
Eric Johnson .... stunt double
Ron Otis .... stunt double
William Boggs .... stunt safety (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
John Banholzer .... grip
Travis Belgard .... key grip
Roy R. Bellows-Fairchild .... dolly grip
Taylor Black .... dolly grip
Chris Cettina .... grip
Salvatore Collura .... Steadicam operator
Brianne Cronkhite .... camera loader
Mariah Diehl .... second assistant camera
Matt Dinsmore .... Steadicam assistant
Brian Fleskes .... key grip
Bruce 'Sarge' Fleskes .... gaffer (as Bruce Fleskes)
Steve Fountain .... electrician
Mike Hanauska .... best boy grip
Steve Hubert .... electrician
Michael Kane .... electrician
David R. Kohn .... electrician (as David Kohn)
Mel Manning .... electrician
Diego Mariscal .... grip
Matthew May .... rigging gaffer electrician
Ivan McMillin .... grip
Darin Meyer .... second assistant camera
E. Namaste .... first assistant camera
David Navarro .... best boy electric
Daniel Pasley .... grip
Stephen Purcell .... electrician
Tim Rodolf .... electrician
James Sharpy .... electrician
Christopher Shaun .... first assistant camera
Zachary Sieffert .... first assistant camera
Lloyd Singer .... best boy grip
Albert Tablanza .... electrician
Mark Tomlinson .... grip
Scott Walters .... best boy electric
Melani C. Brown .... camera loader (uncredited)
Peter N. Green .... first assistant camera: "a" camera (uncredited)
Lawrence Karman .... Steadicam operator (uncredited)
Lawrence Karman .... camera operator (uncredited)
Christopher Kidder .... best boy electric (uncredited)
Christopher Kidder .... dolly grip (uncredited)
L. Andrew Sigler .... best boy grip (uncredited)
David Steinmetz .... electrician (uncredited)
James WilderHancock .... dolly grip (uncredited)
James WilderHancock .... still photographer (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Brad Gilmore .... casting: Los Angeles
Ed Ragozzino .... extras casting
Elizabeth Ragozzino-Allen .... extras casting assistant
Tami Cassell .... adr voice casting (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Maiya Becker .... wardrobe assistant
Denny Colliver .... wardrobe supervisor
Anna Lawrence .... wardrobe assistant
Olivia Miles .... on-set costumer
Marychris Mass .... key costumer (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Bob Fredrickson .... color timer (as Bib Fredericson)
Henry Te .... assistant editor
John Sellars .... colorist (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Miriam Cole .... music coordinator
Ian Cone .... assistant to music supervisor
Donn Devore .... music sound engineer
Sam Hofstedt .... assistant score recordist
Simon James .... music contractor
Michael J. McDonald .... music supervisor
Thomas Morse .... musician: piano soloist
Thomas Morse .... orchestrator
Hiro Niunagawa .... assistant music scoring engineer
Reed Ruddy .... score recording engineer
Hector Salazar .... music preparation
Melissa Stock .... musician: pianist, Erika Christensen
Melissa Stock .... piano instructor: Erika Christensen
Brian Valentino .... music engineer: ProTools
Robyn Whitney .... assistant to music supervisor
Mikael Carlsson .... executive soundtrack producer (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Elizabeth Babi .... driver
J. Adam Bogle .... driver
Robert Bolger .... driver
Gregory Brenner .... driver
Joseph Downs .... driver
Nick Edgerton .... transportation coordinator (as Nicholas Edgerton)
Mark 'Sparky' Haleston .... driver (as Mark Haleston)
Sparky Haleston .... driver (as Mark Haleston)
Bart Heimburger .... driver (as James Heimburger)
Ronald Herbert .... driver
Larry Hruza .... driver
Philip Krysl .... driver
Alison McCair .... driver
Brendan McKeon .... driver
Steve H. Pape .... driver (as Steve Pape)
William Phelps .... driver
Robert Platt .... driver
Gary Roberts .... driver
Eric Solmonson .... transportation captain
Henry Taylor .... driver
Gene Ungersma .... driver
Larry 'Guy' Wheeler .... driver
Dale Williams .... driver
Don Williams .... driver (as Don L. Williams)
Don P. Williams .... driver
 
Other crew
Stacie Avery .... assistant: Mrs. Chambers
Joanna Blair .... first assistant accountant
Dennis Brenhaug .... on-set production assistant
Mary Beth Bullington .... craft service
Jim Callahan .... auditor
Casmeron Carlisle .... office production assistant
Aleesha Cochran .... second assistant accountant
Jessica Cockrell .... office production assistant
Jim Dominello .... assistant: Mr. Rhodes and Mr. Payne
Trevor Gant .... production office intern
Robin Gross .... cast production assistant
Dennis Haase .... on-set production assistant
Stacy Hartley .... production coordinator (as Stacey Hartley)
Jessica Jordan .... script supervisor
Bradlety Murphy .... office production assistant
Molly O'Keif .... office production assistant
Steve Ogle .... location manager
Jason Peers .... assistant: Mr. Seidelman
Mike Roberts .... production accountant
Theodore Robinson .... office production assistant
Dustin Sanders .... office production assistant
Carrie Sheldon .... office production assistant
Gabriel Smith .... on-set production assistant
Heidi Sturdevant .... script supervisor
Robert Warberg .... location assistant
Iris Cole-Hayworth .... production coordinator (uncredited)
Curt Klein .... production intern (uncredited)
Jon Sharpy .... assistant production coordinator (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Julie Bergheer .... special thanks
Mark Jewell .... special thanks (as Dr. Mark Jewell)
Barbara Krantz .... special thanks
Richard Krantz .... special thanks
Otto Nemenz .... special thanks
 

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Rated R for language and some sexual content
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113 min
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Trivia:
Kelli Garner and Bryce Dallas Howard were considered for the role of Irene.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: During the chess game at the beginning of the movie some of the pieces change positions between shots, despite the fact that no moves are being made.See more »
Quotes:
Marcia Prior Glass:...I haven't flirted with a man in ages. My responses are those from a coquette from another era.
Vincent Antonelli:I have seen women outside my marriage. But my marriage is not a happy one.
Marcia Prior Glass:They rarely are when you all you want is to get laid.
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References "Star Trek" (1966)See more »

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6 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
Overheated TV Soap, 30 May 2006
Author: (roland@atkinsononfilm.com) from Portland, Oregon, United States

When the former assistant to a deceased eminent academic comes to pay his respects to the great man's family, the visit stirs old, half hidden conflicts and triggers an avalanche of emotions in this overheated, theatrical drawing room drama based on Anton Chekhov's play, "The Three Sisters." (Richard Alfieri wrote the screenplay, which he adapted from his own updating of Chekhov's play.) Maria Bello, Mary Stuart Masterson and Erika Christensen play, respectively, Marcia, Olga and Irene, the three Prior daughters.

Ms. Bello holds center stage most of the time, hurling one angry speech after another at just about anyone in shouting distance (though they're all in one room). She is angry primarily because her father systematically abused her sexually as a child, second because Harry Glass (Steven Culp), the psychologist she married, has not been able to heal her deeply wounded personality, and, finally and most recently, because Vincent Antonelli (Tony Goldwyn), the visitor, a man she become instantly infatuated with, turns down her overtures and leaves.

Baby sister Irene turns her hostility inward, and galvanizes everyone's attention by taking a large drug overdose. Andrew Prior (Alessandro Nivola), their brother, is angry too, but in sneakier fashion. He's mad because his sisters bully him and dislike his fiancée/bride Nancy (Elizabath Banks), who's also a nasty sort, someone deserving of the sisters' contempt. Then there's the incendiary social science professor, Gary Sokol (Eric McCormack), whose explosive behavior never ceases. Sokol's mad because Irene prefers another suitor, Sokol's erstwhile buddy, philosophy professor David Turzin (Chris O'Donnell), who doesn't seem to be mad at anyone. Olga, a bleak, unfulfilled Lesbian, at least keeps her unhappiness contained. She is the most dignified member of the family.

Somehow the veteran actor Rip Torn got himself inserted into this literal madhouse as old Professor Chebrin. And while Mr. Torn has been memorably hostile in some of his films (he's played gangsters, tough soldiers, tougher cops, Richard Nixon and even Judas Iscariot among 165 roles spanning a 50 year career), he's quite the good humored, sanguine fellow here, almost alone as a source of equanimity in these proceedings.

The screenplay is freighted with long, formalized verbal oratorios: these people don't talk like people talk. Such verbiage works on stage but is nearly always poison on the screen. The director, Mr. Seidelman, has made nearly 70 films, but almost all for television. This may explain the overacted, soap operatic tone of this movie. You've got to shout it out to be heard above the din of family life on the boob-tube. But the clamor of this film is ratcheted up way too much for pleasurable viewing on the big screen. (The IMDb says this film is 113 minutes long, so somewhere along the line 28 minutes got cut to create the version I viewed. Probably a good thing.) My Grade: 5/10 C

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