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Side Effects -- A young woman fumbles with love and ethics as she navigates a career with one of corporate America's darlings...the pharmaceutical industry.


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A young woman fumbles with love and ethics as she navigates a career with one of corporate America's darlings...the pharmaceutical industry. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
Sandy Adell ... Dr. Jones
David M. Ames ... Dr. Jakobs (as David Ames)
John Apple ... Plant Manager (as John L. Apple)
Ron Baumgartner ... Business Man @ Plant
Collin Spencer ... T. Bates (as Collin Bernhardt Spencer)
Bill Bolz ... Scary Man (as William Bolz)
Stacy Brickson ... Dr. Collins
Nathan Caracter ... Recruiter
Tom Christianson ... Dr. Michaels (as Tom Christensen)
Nathan Connor ... Scott
Janet Cresson ... Debbie
Tom Curtis ... Dr. Allen

Dorian DeMichele ... Jacqueline
David Durbin ... Dan (as Dave Durbin)
Lee Ernst ... Jack Klug
Glenn Fahlstrom ... Peter Anderson
Eric Greiling ... Dr. Gavin
Temeceka Harris ... Grace

Beth Hebert ... Sarah

Katherine Heigl ... Karly Hert / Lips 2
Ilka Hoffins ... Sally Dobson
Steve Hoffins ... Dead Husband
Emily Hoffins ... Sally's Kid
Evan Hoffins ... Sally's Kid
Robert Irvine ... Dr. Wheeler
Jeff Jaeckle ... Dr. Rosen (as Jeffery Jaeckle)

Torrey Jaeckle ... Business Man @ Plant
Jan M. Janssen ... Dr. Gardner
Hisonni Johnson ... 2nd Suit
Mary Kababik ... Mom

Christopher Karbo ... Dr. Feinstein
Kelly Kearns ... Staff Member

Debbie Kunz ... Carol

Nicholas Owen Langholff ... Pizza Delivery Guy (as Nicholas Langholff)
Tom Lodewyck ... Dr. Smith
John Majer ... Physician
Ed Maxcy ... Man in Pharmacy
Lucian McAfee ... Zach
Dwight McMillan ... Detailer
Marcia Meise ... Shirley
Scott Miles ... Dr. Murphy
Dawn Miller-Johnson ... Dr. Simmons
Drake Moschkau ... Scott's Kid
Estella Moschkau ... Scott's Kid
Steve Moschkau ... UPS Man
Roger Offerdahl ... Dad / Jack
Andrea Owens ... Receptionist #2
Jeffrey J. Parisi ... Dr. McBride

Doug Phillips ... Pharmacist
Eric Piepho ... Dr. Macky
Jody Reiss ... Dr. Saunders
David Relles ... Mike Allen (as David D. Relles)
Kathleen M. Ross ... Liz
Joan Rubens ... Betty

Mimi Sagadin ... Katie
Mike Schlageter ... Charles Bacon
Erik Schmudlack ... Big Irv (as Erik Schmudlach)
Scott J. Schultz ... Brent
Kathleen Slattery-Moschkau ... Dr. Parisi
Peter Verstegen ... Jason
Jeff Vilker ... Brad / Lips 1
Lynn Vilker ... Waitress / Lips 3 (as Lynn Ann Vilker)
Alex Weis ... Sales Rep / Lips 4
Patricia M. Weis ... Receptionist #1
Nancy Winter ... Dr. McBride
Mike Yaktus ... Dr. Swain
Catherine Young ... Cindi
William P. Zenobia ... 1st Suit (as William Zenobia)

Directed by
Kathleen Slattery-Moschkau 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Kathleen Slattery-Moschkau  written by

Produced by
Katherine Heigl .... executive producer
Dan Kattman .... associate producer
Holly Mosher .... producer
David Shoshan .... executive producer
Kathleen Slattery-Moschkau .... producer
Original Music by
Ralph Bruner 
John Tanner 
Cinematography by
Carl F. Whitney 
Film Editing by
Dan Kattman 
Casting by
Dorian Dunas 
Jody Reiss 
Art Direction by
Jen Seibold 
Costume Design by
Kristina Christensen 
Makeup Department
Tracy Ballweg .... makeup artist
Katina Jonuzzi .... makeup artist
Jenn Schultz .... key makeup artist
Valerie Straavaldsen .... key hair stylist
Production Management
Holly Mosher .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Liza Hanson .... second assistant director
Nicholas Owen Langholff .... first assistant director
Peter J. Olsen .... second second assistant director
Art Department
Sara Christianson .... property master
Sound Department
Ralph Bruner .... sound mixer
Christopher Curran-Dorsano .... boom operator
Camera and Electrical Department
David Ames .... gaffer
Sarah Justus .... still photographer
Angela Kattman .... still photographer
Mike Krebs .... electrician
Michael Nie .... key grip
Peter J. Olsen .... still photographer
Peter Olson .... still photographer
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Tracy Yaktus .... wardrobe assistant
Editorial Department
George Chavez .... color timer
Location Management
Dwight F. McMillan .... location manager
Music Department
Kim Blackburn Bowen .... music legal services
Tom Curtis .... music supervisor
Other crew
Andrew Belongea .... intern
Shane Borger .... production assistant
Colin Brooker .... production assistant
Christopher J. Ewing .... production assistant (as Chris Ewing)
Keith Follett .... web site designer
Alexandria Hasler .... production assistant
Jessica Leigh Janke .... production coordinator
Dan Kattman .... legal department
Kaitlin Mitchell .... production assistant
Steve Moschkau .... script supervisor
Megan Mullins .... key production assistant
Michael Neelsen .... production assistant
Clinton Olsen .... intern
Jennifer Ostarello .... production assistant
Alex Ott .... production assistant
Andrea Owens .... intern
Brienne Schrieber .... intern
Philip J. Strina .... business & legal affairs: New Line Cinema
Renee Tasso .... production assistant
Nancy Winter .... travel assistant

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USA:90 min
Color (Technicolor) | Color
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Although unrelated to Steven Soderbergh's movie of the same name, both movies deal with the side effects of a fictitious anti depressant and the way the pharmaceutical industry deals with such issues.See more »
Crew or equipment visible: It seems that almost every time the one or more characters walks in front of a window, you can see the crew in the reflection, especially car windows.See more »


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14 out of 23 people found the following review useful.
Drama / Humor Go Well Together, 11 April 2005
Author: racerx111 from United States

This film tells an important story in an entertaining and humorous way. There are several ways the film could have been structured, but blending the drama with humor maximized the entertainment value for me. Katherine Heigl plays the role of Karly Hert fabulously and has good chemistry with the other actors. I thought the sub-plots were good, but I would've enjoyed even more drug rep training/selling/boardroom-type scenes.

I laughed out loud and was amazed (appalled?) at the drug industry's tactics at the same time. It's an important topic highlighted in an entertaining film.

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