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Pope Dreams -- In the vein of Good Will Hunting and Garden State, POPE DREAMS is a coming of age tale about a young man at a crossroads in life...


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  (in credits order)

Phillip Vaden ... Andy Venable

Marnette Patterson ... Brady Rossman

Julie Hagerty ... Kristina Venable

Stephen Tobolowsky ... Carl Venable

Noel Fisher ... Pete
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Samantha Anderson ... Heather
Casey Barclay ... Eric

Jordan Belfi ... Lucas Bowman
Naleah Dey ... Juanita Steinberg

Michael Edwin ... Case Officer

Chris Foreman ... Zane

Sarah Foret ... Hannah

Rif Hutton ... Riff Malloy (as Riff Hutton)

Barbara Lettieri ... Italian Phone Operator (voice)
Steve Loh ... Paramedic
Albert-James Motil ... Priest

Mandy Musgrave ... Virginia Venable

Larisa Oleynik ... Maggie Venable
Curtis Porterfield ... Customer

David Shatraw ... Joel Rossman

Rex Smith ... Don Merchant
Robert Stio ... Store Clerk

Stuart Stone ... Fox

Karen Zumsteg ... Janet Venable

Directed by
Patrick Hogan 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Patrick Hogan 

Produced by
Steve Loh .... executive producer
Steve Loh .... producer
Ryan Mintz .... line producer
Curtis Porterfield .... associate producer
Original Music by
Joel J. Richard 
Cinematography by
John Ealer 
Film Editing by
Mae Edwards 
Casting by
Carey DiPietro 
Production Design by
Nicolas Plotquin 
Art Direction by
Chris Minkel 
Set Decoration by
Kristina Fuangkasae 
Costume Design by
Carol H. Beule 
Makeup Department
Donna Cohen .... assistant makeup artist
Kristy Gomes .... assistant makeup artist
Kiera Hansen .... key makeup artist
Hanako Izuoka .... makeup artist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ted Campbell .... first assistant director
Adriana Cebadamora .... second assistant director
Reagan Hartman .... second second assistant director
Keith Jones .... additional second second assistant director (as Keith C.A. Jones)
Steve Loh .... second unit director
Art Department
Leo Rodriguez .... leadman
Peggy Wang .... set dresser
Sound Department
Dicken Berglund .... adr mixer
Joey Bilger .... sound assistant
Tom Bognar .... assistant sound editor
Kenneth R. Burton .... sound re-recording mixer
Mark Cookson .... sound effects editor
Nathan Hankins .... assistant sound editor
Brian Hawlk .... sound mixer
Mark Kaim .... stage recordist
Jason Krane .... adr editor
Jason Krane .... dialogue editor
Jimmy Kuehn .... sound recordist
Stuart Martin .... sound effects editor
Gus Medina .... foley mixer
Todd Murakami .... sound effects editor
Andre Perreault .... sound re-recording mixer
Dale W. Perry .... foley artist (as Dale Perry)
Robert Ramirez .... sound effects editor
Camera and Electrical Department
Eduardo Barraza .... grip
Chris Burgon .... gaffer
Brett Carleton .... best boy electric
Shannon Davis .... electrician (as Shannon Phillip Davis)
Ryan DeGrazzio .... second assistant camera
Michael Desmond .... still photographer
Craig Gleason .... grip
Kevin M. Graves .... camera operator: "b" camera
Kevin M. Graves .... director of photography: second unit
Craig Jennette .... first assistant camera
Nicolas Martin .... Steadicam operator
Kris Michael .... electrician
Yen P. Nguyen .... first assistant camera
Jon Peter .... second assistant camera
Rafael Ramirez .... additional second assistant camera
Rocky Rodriguez .... grip
Eric Rohde .... still photographer
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Brittany Trusler .... assistant costume designer
Brittany Trusler .... set costumer
Editorial Department
Joe Cook .... colorist
Arika Yanaka .... assistant editor
Other crew
Debbie Gonzalez .... production assistant
Sherry Gunderman .... script supervisor
Kimberly James .... production assistant
Jaehi Jung .... title designer
Mark Litwak .... producer's representative
Callie Miller .... key set production assistant
Christopher Pizzo .... sales agent
Edward Shen .... production assistant
Joni Smith .... production assistant
Victoria Wong .... production coordinator
Robert C. Yu .... acquisitions executive

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Also Known As:
"Music for My Mother" - USA (TV title)
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The video that Andy and Brady watch on their first date Not Too Tart, Not Too Sweet (2003) is an earlier film made by producer 'Steve Loh'.See more »


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2 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Pope Dreams Becomes Music for My Mother ****, 29 June 2009
Author: edwagreen from United States

I just saw this film on Lifetime and it was titled "Music for My Mother." No matter what the title, this is a very impressive movie detailing a sensitive guy who loves music and is masterful at creating it.

A very good film detailing human relations among people. When a young lady can't get permission from her college professor father to go to Florida with her boyfriend, she resorts to chicanery to win her father over. She purposely goes out with a "lowlife" so that her father will give in and be happy that she is back with her regular guy. Of course, the idea is that the "lowlife" turns out to be our musical genius who soon impresses her dad with his uncanny ability to write beautiful music.

This is also a story of sadness as the young man's mother is terminally ill with cancer. Julie Hagerty is impressive in the latter role.

While the ending is sad, you will be uplifted by the music and that life goes on. A wonderful tribute to life even with its tribulations.

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