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A hate crime on the campus of a New England college puts the school's dean (Parker) in a position where she has to examine her own feelings about race and prejudice, while maintaining her administration's politically correct policies. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Sarah Jessica Parker ... Sarah Daniels

Miranda Richardson ... Dean Catherine Kenney

Victor Rasuk ... Patrick Chibas

Jake M. Smith ... Jason

Becky Ann Baker ... Ruby

Daniel Eric Gold ... Nathan

Richard Riehle ... Paul Meyers

Paul James ... Simon Brick

Beau Bridges ... Dean Burton Strauss

Peter Friedman ... Jay Salter
Jessi Campbell ... Lindsey

Emma Myles ... Anika

Enver Gjokaj ... Greg Sullivan

DeWanda Wise ... Claudia Thompson
Jimonn Cole ... Tyler Hogan
Genevieve Elam ... Rita Chambers

Mykelti Williamson ... Aaron Carmichael
Harry Zittel ... Reid

Betsy Beutler ... Lee

James Rebhorn ... President Winston Garvey
George Merritt ... Chaplain Eugene Scott

Linda Powell ... Ellen Jenkins

Matt Servitto ... Mike Olsen
Woody Boley ... Sam

Michelle Beck ... Sasha

Joel Johnstone ... Eric Aller
Sophia Chang ... Masako
Maggie Moore ... Bartender
John Scherer ... Reporter #2

Utkarsh Ambudkar ... Nick
Jennifer Rapp ... Lori
Zach Wegner ... Deadhead #1

Orlagh Cassidy ... CNN Reporter
Lem Dunnigan ... Male Student #1
Tracee Beazer ... Female Student #1

Bambadjan Bamba ... Male Student #2

Catherine Crier ... Herself
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jestina O'Dell ... Belmont Student

Zach Silverman ... Student Jogger

Derrick Williams ... Homeless Man

Philip Adkins ... College Student Being Interviewed (uncredited)

Margaret Baker ... Anika's deadhead friend (uncredited)
Brian J. Bentz ... Student Forum Member (uncredited)

Matthew Blumm ... Townie #2 (uncredited)

Richard Cunningham III ... Dorm Student (uncredited)
Joseph DeBona ... Photographer (uncredited)

Angela Frye ... Woman with Stroller (uncredited)
Christopher Michael Gerrard ... Matthew (uncredited)
Joey Giambattista ... Belmont Student (uncredited)
Rusty Gray ... Professor Shawn (uncredited)

Olja Hrustic ... Student (uncredited)

Garrett Hughes ... Racist Jock (uncredited)
Amelia Kallman ... Jana (uncredited)
Lara Kulpa ... Forum Member (uncredited)
Kostas Kurelias ... Dormitory Student (uncredited)

Linda Lee ... Dormitory Student (uncredited)

Ace Marrero ... Student Forum Member (uncredited)
Angus McEwan ... Deadhead (uncredited)
Robert L. Mickles ... Student Fourm Member (uncredited)

Lee Miller ... University Student (uncredited)
Kevin Momenee ... Jock (uncredited)
Genia Morgan ... Interviewed Black Student Forum Member (uncredited)

Erik-Anders Nilsson ... Lead Campus Protester (uncredited)

Dan O'Brien ... Townie #1 (uncredited)
Michelle Joan Papillion ... College Student (uncredited)

Johary Ramos ... Campus Student (uncredited)
Michael Redding ... College Student Forum Member (uncredited)
Michael Ryan Redding ... Student Forum Member (uncredited)
Josh Roseberry ... Hooded Thug (uncredited)

Cassandra Seidenfeld ... BSU Student (uncredited)

Joe Sernio ... College Student (uncredited)

Derrick Simmons ... Bumper (uncredited)
Kelly Taffe ... Reporter (uncredited)
Eric Tonken ... Student (uncredited)
Jake Weisz ... Student (uncredited)
Morgan White ... (uncredited)

Directed by
Mark Brokaw 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Doug Atchison  writer
Rebecca Gilman  play
Rebecca Gilman  writer

Produced by
Timothy Bird .... associate producer
Mark Davis .... executive producer
Daniel Hank .... co-producer
Roger Howe .... executive producer
Ryan Howe .... producer
Sarah Jessica Parker .... producer
Lou Pitt .... producer
Norman Twain .... producer
Sophie Waterhouse .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Mark Davis 
 
Cinematography by
John Thomas 
 
Film Editing by
Suzy Elmiger 
 
Casting by
Daniel Swee 
 
Production Design by
Michael Shaw 
 
Art Direction by
Randall Richards 
 
Set Decoration by
Rich Devine 
 
Costume Design by
Laura Bauer 
 
Makeup Department
Lacey Cope .... assistant makeup artist
John Jack Curtin .... assistant hair stylist (as Jack Curtin)
Suzanne DeSimone .... makeup artist
Richard F. Esposito .... hair stylist
Persefone Karakosta .... assistant makeup artist
Mandy Lyons .... personal hair stylist: Sarah Jessica Parker
Elizabeth Martinelli .... hair stylist
Sanna Riley .... additional makeup artist
Lizz Scalice .... key hair stylist
Nuria Sitja .... makeup artist: Sarah Jessica Parker
 
Production Management
Sarah Connors .... post-production supervisor
Emily Davis .... production supervisor
Lisa Gabriel .... post-production manager
Daniel Hank .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Timothy Bird .... first assistant director
Joan G. Bostwick .... second assistant director
Aaron D. Forste .... additional second assistant director
Jason Ivey .... second second assistant director
 
Art Department
Jill Albanese .... journeyman scenic artist
Jill Alexander .... property master
Peter Allburn .... chargehand scenic artist
Anna Butwell .... additional props
Jessica Dalrymple .... journeyman scenic artist
Daniel Fisher .... on-set dresser
Katie Kemsley .... co-lead scenic artist
Richard Laurenzi .... journeyman scenic artist
Maddy Lederman .... assistant property master
Lynn Maffessoli .... journeyman scenic artist
Michele Mayas .... camera scenic artist
Michael Newport .... set dresser
Cory Parker .... set dresser
Gerarda Pizzarello .... journeyman scenic artist
Mary Prlain .... set dresser
Kevin L. Raper .... graphic designer
Dave Reardon .... leadman
Danny Rovira .... construction coordinator
Sherryl Sachs .... journeyman scenic artist
Michelle Schluter-Ford .... art department coordinator
Josephine Shokrian .... art department coordinator: preproduction
David Silber .... key carpenter
Dennis Tillberg .... journeyman scenic artist
William Van Vliet .... scenic artist
William VanVliet .... journeyman scenic
James Younis .... art department intern
 
Sound Department
Devon Bowman .... adr mixer
Jason Brennan .... sound re-recording mixer
Sanaa Cannella .... foley artist
Ryan Collison .... foley engineer
Paul Cote .... utility
Stuart Deutsch .... boom operator
Roberto Domínguez .... foley mixer
Eric Hoeschen .... foley artist
Greg Jefferson .... adr mixer
Trevor Jolly .... adr supervisor
Trevor Jolly .... sound supervisor
Samuel Lehmer .... sound re-recording mixer
Nancy Parker .... foley artist
Jay Peck .... foley artist
Jeff Pullman .... sound mixer
Trevor Sperry .... adr mixer
Reilly Steele .... sound re-recording mixer
Dominick Tavella .... sound re-recording mixer
David Wahnon .... foley editor
Michael Wetherwax .... dialogue editor
Mandell Winter .... sound effects editor
Brian S.M. Wroth .... adr recordist
 
Visual Effects by
Glenn Allen .... visual effects producer: Brainstorm Digital
Richard Friedlander .... visual effects producer: Brainstorm Digital
Eric J. Robertson .... visual effects supervisor: Brainstorm Digital
Scott Winston .... compositing supervisor: Brainstorm Digital
 
Stunts
Peter Bucossi .... stunt coordinator
Antonio McLean .... stunts
Christopher Place .... stunts
Jeff Ward .... stunt double: Simon
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Gus Bechini .... best boy electric
James R. Belletier .... first assistant camera: 'b' camera (as Jim Belletier)
Eric Boncher .... lamp operator
Earl Brokenshire .... best boy grip
Michael Caracciolo .... camera operator: 'a' camera
Joe Collins .... camera operator: 'b' camera
Andrea Cronin-Souza .... electrician
Ben Dailey .... second assistant camera: 'b' camera (as Benjamin Dailey)
Keith Devlin .... generator operator
Ken Ferris .... camera operator: 'b' camera
James W. Finnerty .... key grip
Matthew W. Flannery .... key first assistant camera
Christopher B. Green .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Michael N. Green .... additional electrician
Nate Havens .... second assistant camera: 'a' camera
Quenell Jones .... loader
Richard C. Kerekes .... dolly grip (as Rich Kerekes)
Eric Liebowitz .... still photographer
Frank McCormack .... gaffer
Justin Panzanaro .... best boy grip: additional photography, second unit
Ronald Plant .... rigging grip (as Ronnie Plant)
Christopher Purificato .... key rigging grip (as Cris Purificato)
Ray Richards .... additional electrician
Tim Ross .... loader
Patrick Shelby .... rigging grip
Ram Paul Silbey .... swing: grip/electric
Keith Steinberg .... grip
Jonathan Stern .... additional electrician
 
Casting Department
Karen E. Etcoff .... extras casting
David H. Kramer .... adr voice casting
Zoe E. Rotter .... casting associate
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Amy Burt .... wardrobe supervisor
Laura Downing .... key set costumer
Mei Lai Hippisley Coxe .... costumer: Sarah Jessica Parker
Rachel Lisa .... second unit wardrobe master
Bobby Frederick Tilley .... assistant costume designer
 
Editorial Department
Brian Anton .... additional editor
Tricia Chiarenza .... color timer
Mo Henry .... negative cutter
Irene Kassow .... first assistant editor
Stan Sztaba .... negative matcher
 
Music Department
Doug Bernheim .... music supervisor
Mark Davis .... music producer
Peter Gordon .... music producer
Peter Gordon .... orchestrator
Geraldine L. Jones .... music clearance administrator
Lou Thomas .... music recording engineer
Brent Woods .... music engineer
 
Transportation Department
Kenny Gaskins .... transportation captain
Dexter Roberts .... transportation
John 'Detroit' White .... transportation
 
Other crew
Alan Abrams .... legal affairs
Ken Barnhart .... production assistant
Kathleen Beall .... location scout
Kelly DiGregorio .... researcher (as Kelly Seaman)
Mary Donovan .... production coordinator
Tanya Doyle .... production secretary
Janine Ellis .... production secretary
Lowell Freedman .... additional production assistant
Shayla Freeman .... office production assistant
Mollie Freilich .... production assistant
Nathan Gendzier .... location manager
John Glosser .... assistant to director
Darnell Greene .... stand-in
Deborah Hecht .... dialect coach
Charles Jeffreys .... production assistant
Anslem King .... key production accountant
Roman Kopelevich .... sales agent
Harry Lapham .... production assistant
Eric A. Marx .... assistant to producers
Allison Mella Strina .... business and legal affairs (as Allison J. Mella)
Sean Oliver .... adr loop group
Dan Perri .... title designer
Julie Pongos .... assistant: Whitsett Hill
Donovan Rodriques .... production assistant
Keith Sherman .... unit publicist
Michael Shoer .... caterer
Loren Sklar .... set production assistant
Julie Solomon .... assistant location manager
Robin Squibb .... script supervisor
Brendan Walsh .... production assistant
Jamie Worlds .... production controller
Robert C. Yu .... acquisitions executive
 

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Rated R for language
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12 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
Amateur Hour, 19 April 2009
Author: David Ferguson (fergusontx@gmail.com) from Dallas, Texas

Greetings again from the darkness. Rainy days are always a good time to take a flyer on a movie for which not much is known. I should have just stood in the rain for 90 minutes. An award winning play from Rebecca Gilman, this one is turned into an amateur production by first time director Mark Brokaw. Even the abrasive Sarah Jessica Parker deserves better.

A decent cast with SJP, Miranda Richardson, Beau Bridges and Mykelti Williamson (Bubba from Forrest Gump) can't come close to saving this one. This is a failed attempt at having us analyze our own prejudices and views on racism and political correctness. I can tell you where my prejudices lay ... on lousy, exploitive film-making.

There are hundreds of films that bring more depth and reality to the topic so don't waste a nickel on this one at the theatre or even NetFlix.

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