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Director:
Writers (WGA):
John Quaintance (written by) and
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Release Date:
18 August 2006 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
It's A Short Trip From The Penthouse To The Poorhouse. See more »
Plot:
Two wealthy sisters, both heiresses to their family's cosmetics fortune, are given a wake-up call when a scandal and ensuing investigation strip them of their wealth. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
1 win & 2 nominations See more »
NewsDesk:
(27 articles)
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Hilary Duff Is Returning To Television
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Should be rated PG 13 See more (92 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Hilary Duff ... Tanzie Marchetta

Haylie Duff ... Ava Marchetta

Maria Conchita Alonso ... Inez

Anjelica Huston ... Fabiella

Brent Spiner ... Tommy Katzenbach

Lukas Haas ... Henry Baines

Marcus Coloma ... Rick

Ty Hodges ... Etienne

Reagan Dale Neis ... Jaden

Obba Babatundé ... Craig (as Obba Babatunde)
Henry Cho ... Ned Nakamori

Misti Traya ... Martinique

Christina R. Copeland ... Brigitta

Brandon Beemer ... Mic Rionn

Colleen Camp ... Charlene
Dennis Lee Kelly ... Joe Tweeney

Judy Tenuta ... Margo Thorness

Joanne Baron ... Gretchen

Faith Prince ... Pam
Damian d'Entremont ... Gene

Dot-Marie Jones ... Butch Brenda (as Dot Marie Jones)

Cheryl Hawker ... Big Sue
Tanya Alexander ... LaPorscha

Philip Casnoff ... Victor Marchetta

Natalie Lander ... Actress / Model / Whatever

Larry Poindexter ... Sol

Carl Lewis ... "People" Reporter
Lalena Nash ... Hotel Receptionist

Timothy Davis-Reed ... Security Guard

Anthony Crivello ... Surly Man

Beckie King ... Actress in "Long Island"
Alejandro Rose-Garcia ... Phone Repairman
Annie McKnight ... Jailer

Carson Brown ... Girl at Tribute

Kayla Ewell ... Fabiella Receptionist

Terri Seymour ... "Extra" Reporter

Suzanne Whang ... TV News Anchor
Tonya Rowland ... Fundraiser

Joel Madden ... Mistaken Valet #1

Benji Madden ... Mistaken Valet #2

Brad Blumenthal ... 'E' Reporter
Troy Rowland ... Burly Bouncer
William Barillaro ... Bus Driver

Miguel A. Gaetan ... Street Vendor (as Miguel Gaetan)
Jason Huber ... Photographer
Jaclyn Whitman ... Jacqueline Tweeney

Cheyenne Haynes ... Inez's Daughter #1
Andrea Ramírez ... Inez's Daughter #2

Kim Estes ... Security Guard

Darcy Halsey ... Second Scarred Woman

Kristen Hagen ... Gossip Weekly Reporter
Charlie Pineda ... Reporter
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Richard Harter ... Creep on the bus
Perla Liberatori ... Tanzania Marchetta

Christina Romero ... Business Associate

Arnold Chun ... Tran (uncredited)

Gina Fricchione ... Board of Director (uncredited)

Michael Lugenbuehl ... Swedish Masseuse (uncredited)

Albert Malafronte ... Nelson (uncredited)
Dee Mas ... Club Goer (uncredited)

Eduardo Renta ... Fabiela's Ex. (uncredited)
Keith E. Smith ... Tribute Dinner Security (uncredited)

Breanna Startzel ... Woman at the Party (uncredited)
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Directed by
Martha Coolidge 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
John Quaintance (written by) and
Jessica O'Toole (written by) &
Amy Rardin (written by)

Produced by
Greg Carney .... executive producer
Ronald Colby .... line producer
Haylie Duff .... co-producer
Hilary Duff .... producer
Susan Duff .... producer
Brent Emery .... co-producer
David Faigenblum .... producer
Gary Hamilton .... executive producer
Milton Kim .... producer
Eve LaDue .... producer
Michael Mendelsohn .... executive producer
Mirjana Mijojlic .... co-producer
Mark Morgan .... producer
Guy Oseary .... producer
Tara Pirnia .... executive producer
Gary Raskin .... co-producer
Troy Rowland .... co-producer
Austen Tayler .... executive producer
Tim Wesley .... producer
 
Original Music by
Jennie Muskett 
 
Cinematography by
Johnny E. Jensen 
 
Film Editing by
Steven Cohen 
 
Casting by
Aleta Chappelle 
 
Production Design by
James H. Spencer 
 
Art Direction by
Ian Phillips 
 
Set Decoration by
Kathryn Peters 
 
Costume Design by
Van Broughton Ramsey 
 
Makeup Department
Kathrine Gordon .... hair department head
Tonie Keyton .... additional makeup artist
Cindy J. Williams .... makeup department head
 
Production Management
Jennifer Campbell .... production supervisor
Ronald Colby .... unit production manager
Tim Wesley .... executive in charge of production
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Anya Adams .... additional assistant director
Xochi Blymyer .... second assistant director
Cara Giallanza .... first assistant director
John Tagamolila .... second second assistant director
Maileen Williams .... trainee assistant director
 
Art Department
Eddie Acuña .... labor foreman
Peter Ayala .... set dresser
Kieran Brown .... scenic
Leslee Burdette .... set dressing assistant
Ryan P. Dreyer .... swing gang boss
Chris Forster .... construction coordinator
Yvonne Garnier-Hackl .... set designer
Wendy Jerde .... stand-by painter
Eric P. Paczkowski .... flooring foreman
Eric Reichardt .... lead scenic
Abigail Sheiner .... art department coordinator
Nathan A. Smith .... set dresser
Andy Visser .... art department assistant
Bob Warner .... painter
Heather L. Watson .... lead man
Thomas 'Noe' Welch .... set dresser
Jack White .... food stylist
Fante Zamora .... set dresser
 
Sound Department
Robert Althoff .... sound recordist
Ron Bedrosian .... adr mixer
Bob Costanza .... sound effects editor
Nerses Gezalyan .... sound mixer
David MacMillan .... sound mixer
Kathryn Madsen .... adr supervisor
Harrison D. Marsh .... boom operator
Robert Morrisey .... first assistant sound editor
Todd Murakami .... sound effects editor
Chris Navarro .... adr recordist
Bob Newlan .... foley supervisor
Melissa Sherwood Hofmann .... sound re-recording mixer
Greg Steele .... adr mixer
Dylen Terflinger .... lead post audio mixer (2006)
Eric Thompson .... adr mixer
 
Special Effects by
Kelly Kerby .... special effects director
 
Visual Effects by
Travis Baumann .... Inferno artist
Chad Buehler .... compositor
Stephen Craig .... visual effects production assistant: Digiscope
Brennan Prevatt .... digital artist
Francis Puthanangadi .... digital compositor
Christopher Stack .... imaging supervisor: Digiscope
 
Stunts
John Branagan .... stunt coordinator
Bridgett Riley .... stunts
Christie Sanders .... stunt double: Hilary Duff
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Bryan Booth .... dimmer board operator
Bill Brao .... camera operator
Demeon Carter .... grip
Isaac Chee .... best boy grip (2006)
Michael Duarte .... grip
Peter Geraghty .... assistant camera
Scott Graves .... rigging best boy electric
Gene Hara .... electrician
David L. Merrill .... key grip
Glenn E. Moran .... rigging gaffer
Juan Morse .... electrician
David A. Parks .... electrician (as David Parks)
Brandon Ponticelle .... assistant camera
Mark Santoni .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Richard Scarpone .... key video assist operator
Mika Sogawa .... electrician
Michael Svitak .... film loader
Stephen Thorp .... electrician (as Steve Thorpe)
Roger Wall .... assistant camera
Rachel Wells .... lighting technician
William D. Wynn .... dolly grip
Josh Kuykendall .... grip (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Sasha Adkinson .... extras casting
Natasha Ward .... casting associate
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Becky Gelbart .... costumer
Linda Henrikson .... costume supervisor
Sonny Merritt .... key costumer
Betsey Potter .... costumer
Cheri Reed .... set costumer
 
Editorial Department
David Orr .... color timer
Debra L. Tennant .... first assistant editor
 
Music Department
Stephen Coleman .... orchestrator
George Doering .... musician
Ron Finn .... composer: additional music
Ron Finn .... music editor
Brad Haehnel .... scoring mixer
Chris McGeary .... music editor
Andrew Shulman .... musician
Dawn Soler .... music supervisor
Gina Zimmitti .... orchestra contractor
 
Transportation Department
Rod Bearden .... transportation coordinator
Gary Edelman .... production driver
J. Armin Garza II .... driver: camera car
Michael Maga .... driver
Kathryn Moll .... driver
Matthew Talamantes .... driver
Harold L. Woods .... driver: production van
 
Other crew
David Barish .... accounting clerk
Jaclyn Bashoff .... assistant: Anjelica Huston
Steve Berman .... completion bond
Kim Blank .... choreographer
Joanie Blum .... script supervisor
Samantha Covington .... assistant: executive producer: Mark Morgan
Lisa Gabriel .... stand-in
Chris Gutierrez .... location scout
Leah Holmes .... post production accountant
Mary Jasionowski .... production accountant
Michael Klastorin .... publicist
Michael Leon .... location manager (as Mike Leon)
Ravi Malhotra .... assistant: Michael Mendelsohn
Robert Mazaraki .... production coordinator
Kyle McGatlin .... production assistant
Michael Mendelsohn .... production financing
E. Christian Moore .... assistant to director
Katie Muniz .... photo double
Stevie Nelson .... key assistant location manager
Christy Powers .... key medic: supervisor nurse
Kate Pulley .... set production assistant
Jenny Sandell .... assistant production coordinator
Jill Sayre .... adr loop group
Jennifer Scott .... first assistant accountant
Jeffrey Shepherd .... key assistant location manager
Katherine Simmerman .... assistant to line producer
Kyle K. Stewart .... attorney
Donna Tegan .... key set production assistant
E. Thompson .... production executive
Craig Vegas .... production assistant
Catherine Petra Villalobos .... production assistant
Zane Weber .... production assistant
Brad Wilder .... production assistant
Melinda Eichberg .... cat trainer (uncredited)
Evan Peller .... assistant location manager (uncredited)
 

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Rated PG for language and rude humor
Runtime:
97 min
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Trivia:
Henry named his cat after Clarence Darrow. Darrow was an American lawyer best known for defending John Thomas Scopes in the infamous "Monkey Trial" against opposing prosecutor William Jennings Bryan. Darrow passed away in 1938.See more »
Goofs:
Miscellaneous: During the credits, Rick Lock is credited as a driver twice.See more »
Quotes:
Ava Marchetta:[talking to a lawyer for broke people] Yeah we sort of burnt the house down.
Tanzie Marchetta:And our car got stolen.
Ava Marchetta:Besides everything we own belongs to the company. And they want to sell us to Fabiella.
Tanzie Marchetta:For only 60 million dollars.
Ava Marchetta:Each!
Tanzie Marchetta:Obviously we need help.
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Movie Connections:
References "Martha Stewart Living" (1991)See more »
Soundtrack:
I Came To PartySee more »

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67 out of 98 people found the following review useful.
Should be rated PG 13, 24 August 2006
Author: TJSaffa from United States

First let me say that I like the Duff sisters, so I was not looking to hate this movie. In fact, we own Hilary's previous movies on DVD and I figured we'd eventually own this one too. Now that I've seen ("wasted money on" is another way to say it) this movie, I can tell you I will not ever buy this and will never watch this again.

The only reason I gave this a one instead of a two is that I genuinely like the Duff sisters. I was looking forward to a movie that my daughter would like and I would enjoy, if not just tolerate. I think the sisters should fire their agents, advisers, producers, or whoever put them up to this. It did nothing to enhance their careers. And I'm still not sure who they thought their audience is. Certainly no adults would (or should) choose to see this movie if they weren't going for their daughters, but neither was this movie properly aimed at young girls (the Duffs' main fan base.) As far as the PG rating, I am not a prude - I actually own Mean Girls, and I am fairly liberal about what my children watch (e.g., we love Friends, even though others think the material is not always appropriate for kids) but I squirmed in my seat for the moms that had younger children in the audience, as well as for my 11 year old daughter. Without going into detail - no spoilers - there were blatant references to adultery, gang banging, and sex that I did not think appropriate at all. There was some foul language. There was outright prejudice against all sorts of people. Referencing an earlier review, yes the comment was about "I Love Lucy" and not a Hispanic nanny, but nonetheless, annoying anyway.

Most importantly, the movie was mindless, and it didn't have to be. The Duff sisters aside, there were some genuinely talented people in the cast (Anjelica Huston, Maria Conchita Alonso) but the script was so bad that there was no saving this movie. There was a shot at redemption near the end, but the screenwriters blew that too. (How do these things even become movies?) It's almost as if the creators know that this movie won't last but a nano-second in history, as evidenced by the constant mainstream references and advertising plugs. Technically, there was bad continuity (Check out Hilary's hairstyles - in the beginning there is one scene where her french braid magically disappears with a camera angle change; or the lips moving out of sequence with the dialogue)and the jarring special effects editing were distracting and juvenile.

Like the characters themselves, this movie is all form with no substance.

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