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Writers (WGA):
Vincent Patrick (story)
Vincent Patrick (teleplay) ...
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31 October 2004 (USA) See more »
Three generations of New Orleans prostitute fight the FBI and each other. Based on a true story. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Annabella Sciorra ... Jeanette Maier

Ellen Burstyn ... Tommie

Dominique Swain ... Monica

Adrian Roberts ... Dr. Lippton

Michael Arata ... Bobby

Sewell Whitney ... Justice Department Official
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Brent Anderson ... School Counselor

John J. Anderson ... A john

Marcus Lyle Brown ... Court Clerk
Lisa Calhoun ... Nosy neighbor

Russell Durham Comegys ... Deputy Steve (as Russ Comegys)
Robb Conner ... Asst. D.A. Hummel
Stephanie Deaver ... Elle

Maggie Eldred ... Dr. Beaudel

Anthony Michael Frederick ... Agent George Bossier
Larry Gamell Jr. ... Judge Adashek

Anthony Gangi ... Student
Maysin Gappy ... Student
Ianello Garcino ... Boudreaux 's partner

Douglas M. Griffin ... J. P. Calhoun

Rhoda Griffis ... Leigh

Gary Grubbs ... Jimmy
Bernard Hocke ... Borman

Jeff Howard ... Agent Terry Dyson

David Jensen ... FBI Supervisor Taylor
Mark P. Kelly ... Birthday John
Mark Krasnoff ... Detective
Tanya LaTrae ... Britany

Jalene Mack ... Dana Cady

Ann Mahoney ... Young Mother

John McConnell ... Bartender
David Michel ... Officer subduing Monica

William Ragsdale ... B. B. Boudreaux
Travis Resor ... Burly College Guy
Ryan Rilette ... Reporter
Chris Rose ... Reporter
Jaime San Andres ... Man lighting madam's cigarette
Stephen Schwartz ... Leroy
Brandy Scott ... Prostitute (as Brandy Miller)
Yvette Serker ... Child Services official

Steve Shearer ... Roy Tessier

Marco St. John

Carol Sutton ... Ms. Aguillard
Sydney & Shelby Thompson ... Navaeh
Chris Trew ... Man on Street
Victor Brunette ... Jackson Square Patron (uncredited)

Gabriel Dayan ... Photographer (uncredited)
Carlos Gonzalez ... John at birthday (uncredited)

Cliff Johnson ... A John (uncredited)

Audrey Lynn ... Waitress (uncredited)

Codie Scott ... Courtroom Guest (uncredited)

David Stidd ... Casino Gambler (uncredited)

Michael Wozniak ... Casino Gambler (uncredited)

Directed by
Ron Lagomarsino 
Writing credits
Vincent Patrick (story)

Vincent Patrick (teleplay) and
Nancey Silvers (teleplay) and
Dan Berendsen (teleplay)

Produced by
Orly Adelson .... executive producer
John J. Anderson .... producer
Kenneth Atchity .... executive producer
Kimberly Calhoun Boling .... co-producer (as Kimberly C. Anderson)
Jonathan Eskenas .... co-executive producer
Malcolm Petal .... co-executive producer
Robert J. Wilson .... producer
Chi-Li Wong .... executive producer
Original Music by
David Lawrence  (as David Lawrence)
Cinematography by
Kees Van Oostrum 
Film Editing by
Charles Bornstein 
Casting by
Mark Fincannon 
Production Design by
Veronica Hadfield  (as Penny Veronica Hadfield)
Set Decoration by
Joseph Litsch  (as Joe Litsch)
Costume Design by
Peggy Stamper 
Makeup Department
Susie Mendez Pfister .... makeup artist
Gunnar Swanson .... hair stylist
Production Management
Jim Hilton .... post-production supervisor (as James Hilton)
Robert J. Wilson .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jason Altieri .... key second assistant director
Jeff Kay .... first assistant director
Art Department
Monique Champagne .... property buyer
Jaime Fernandez .... on-set dresser
Ryan Heck .... set designer
Rich Hobaica .... property master
Alba Leone .... lead person
Sam Lothridge .... set dresser
Leonard Marchand .... assistant property master (as Leonard Lavigueur)
Elizabeth Mire .... art department assistant
Sound Department
Jimmy 'Coach' Armstrong .... boom operator
Jerry Clemans .... re-recording mixer
Jeremiah Clifton .... adr engineer
Tommy Goodwin .... foley mixer
Doug Latislaw .... sound supervisor
John Richie .... utility sound
Richard Schexnayder .... sound mixer
Mark Steele .... re-recording mixer
Camera and Electrical Department
Grayson Austin .... Steadicam operator
Grayson Austin .... camera operator: "a" camera
Nathan Borck .... electrician
Ryan Eustis .... film loader
Kevin Gazdik .... best boy electric
Joe Iverson .... electrician
Lisa Lengyel .... first assistant
Louis Normandin .... electrician
Reinhart 'Rayteam' Peschke .... gaffer (as Reinhart Peschke)
Jonathan E. Robinson .... second assistant camera
Michael L. Smith .... key grip
Scott Zuchowski .... best boy electric
Casting Department
Wendy Talazac .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Fred Lloyd .... assistant to costume designer
Liz Staub .... costume supervisor
Editorial Department
Nathan Hardcastle .... post-production assistant
David Lebowitz .... assistant editor
Location Management
Victor Brunette .... key location assistant
Stephen Finders .... location assistant
Elston Howard .... location manager
Music Department
Will Edwards .... composer: original music
Davis Jones .... music editor
Stan Jones .... music editor
Richard Warren Rappaport .... composer: additional music
Transportation Department
Donald Burdett .... driver
Dale Combs .... driver: honeywagon
Rene Horstmann .... driver
Roger Still .... transportation coordinator
Other crew
Genie Babcock .... script supervisor
Seth Cohen .... assistant to producer
Felice Contreras-Still .... production accountant
Brian Evans .... second assistant accountant
Christian Froude .... assistant accountant
Petunia L. Hydro .... assistant: Mr. Lagomarsino
Diana Jackson .... assistant to director
John Lavis .... set medic
Rob Lee .... production coordinator
Rob Lee .... script coordinator
Rob Lee .... travel coordinator
Christine Peymani .... assistant to executive producer
Phuong Pham .... office production assistant
Marshall Plumb .... clearances
Cali Pomes .... production assistant
Paul Schierhorn .... dialect coach
Denise Templeton .... assistant production office coordinator
Chris Trew .... production assistant

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USA:120 min (including commercials) | Brazil:90 min
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7 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Let's hear if for the girls!, 5 November 2004
Author: Michael O'Keefe from Muskogee OK

Eye-popping for TV to say the least. Put the blame on the genes or the panties? Tommie(Ellen Burstyn)is an old time New Orleans prostitute who answers the phone and keeps the books for the family business...a very popular two story brothel on Canal Street in The Big Easy. The business is owned and operated by Tommie's daughter, Jeanette(Annabella Sciorra). Jeanette's daughter, Monica(Dominigue Swain), has learned and enjoyed the tricks of the trade taught her by her mother and grandmother; but wants to break the cycle and get away from the trade for the sake of her own baby daughter. But with business, pleasure and family all rolled into one, it is a very difficult task to break away from a destiny so pre-designed.

One of their most valued clients, a well known local doctor(Adrian Roberts), is arrested for insurance fraud and wants to "sell out" the ladies to the FBI in hopes of beating the rap. The Feds arrest the women on charges of racketeering and drug trafficking. But a clever scheme involving Tommie's little black book containing high profile clients keeps the women from the big lock up. Also in the cast are: Anthony Michael Frederick, Douglas M. Griffin, Sewell Whitney and Russ Comegys. Pretty bold for prime time network TV. Go into this with both eyes wide open.

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