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Sarah Kelly (written by) &
Tim Talbott (written by)
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  (in credits order)

Connie Britton ... Valinda

Sarah Clarke ... Claire

Tate Donovan ... Will

Peter Facinelli ... Danny

David Herman ... Corey

Caitlin Keats ... Katrina

William Mapother ... Jack

Ione Skye ... Zoey

Eric Stoltz ... Mickey
Alex Irvine ... Passed Out Top Gun Guy
Steve Prough ... Home Inspector / Passed Out Spicoli
Adrienne Salick ... Passed Out Pat Benetar

Kevin Heffernan ... Pink Panty Dude (as Kevin Heffernen)

Larry Bishop ... Dom at the Door

Monica Keena ... Warm Leatherette Babe #1
Helen Wallace ... Warm Leatherette Babe #2

RZA ... Danny's Friend #1 (as The RZA)
Kinetic ... Danny's Friend #2

Orson Bean ... Jonathan 'God Damn' Iverson

Michael Yurchak ... Bobby Monohan

Lance Barber ... Paul Helling
Mary Kasper ... Mother
Steve Kasper ... Father
Chloe Looker ... Young Valinda
David Grasso Jr. ... Young Danny
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Christopher Allen Nelson ... Billy Idol Guy (uncredited)

Directed by
Sarah Kelly 
Writing credits
Sarah Kelly (written by) &
Tim Talbott (written by)

Produced by
Patrick Aluise .... co-producer
Gary Bryman .... producer
David Grasso .... executive producer
Mike Jackson .... producer
Karen Meisels .... co-producer
Eric Stoltz .... associate producer
Rachel Winter .... producer (as Rachel Rothman)
Original Music by
Dominic Kelly 
Cinematography by
Eric Haase 
Film Editing by
Darren Ayres 
Casting by
Karen Meisels 
Production Design by
David R. Evans 
Art Direction by
Melanie Lewis 
Costume Design by
Karla Stevens 
Makeup Department
Leah Amorro .... assistant hair stylist
Leah Amorro .... assistant makeup artist
Ayla Dew .... assistant makeup artist
Fiona Distefano .... additional hair swing
Fiona Distefano .... additional makeup swing
Elizabeth Fox .... assistant hair stylist
Elizabeth Fox .... assistant makeup artist
Jennifer Greenberg .... key hair stylist
Kelley Mitchell .... key makeup artist
Production Management
Darren Ayres .... post-production supervisor
Danielle Probst .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
David A. Hoffman .... second second assistant director
Charity Ozarowski .... first assistant director
Art Department
Grace Chu .... art production assistant
Steven V. Clark .... assistant art director
Scott Evans .... property master
Vanessa Merrill .... graphic artist
Trevor Murgio .... props
Christine Nichols .... set dresser
Beth Stewart .... art production assistant
Sound Department
Gregg Barbanell .... foley artist
Manvel Barsegyan .... sound mixer
Jesse Cairnie .... second boom operator
Alan Freedman .... adr mixer
Robert Getty .... supervising sound editor
Jeff Knudsen .... boom operator
Diane Marshall .... foley artist
Eric Raber .... sound effects editor
Danny Smith .... additional boom operator
Alec St. John .... sound re-recording mixer
Lucy Sustar .... foley mixer
Camera and Electrical Department
Matt Ardine .... electrician
Eric C. Castro .... grip
Michael Chateauneuf .... grip
Jorge Devotto .... focus puller
Peter Duddington .... electrician
Bradley C. Ferm .... grip
Ryan Garcia .... film loader
David Allen Grove .... Steadicam operator
David Allen Grove .... camera operator: "b" camera
Sven Heinrich .... additional first assistant camera
Sabyn Mayfield .... key grip
Ryan McCoy .... gaffer
Sean McElwee .... electrician
Jon Myers .... Steadicam operator
David Newbert .... best boy grip
Steve Olsen .... best boy electric (as Steven Olsen)
Mathew Rudenberg .... second assistant camera
Jason Sachse .... electrician
Kevin Sarnoff .... camera operator: 'b' camera
Zoe Van Brunt .... first assistant camera: 'b' camera
Sergio Villegas .... electrician
Isabella Vosmikova .... still photographer
Jim West .... electrician
Matt Whitted .... grip
Marc Yannette .... first assistant camera
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Rachel Hailey .... costume supervisor
Sydney Gabrielle Wanetick .... key costumer
Editorial Department
Gareth Cook .... colorist
Music Department
Darren Ayres .... music editor
Sean Fernald .... music supervisor
Bruce Rabinowitz .... music clearances
Other crew
Carol A. Compton .... script clearance
Scott Edgecombe .... production assistant
Debra Egelhoff .... assistant production coordinator
Sean Fernald .... production coordinator
Susan Foley .... key set production assistant
Ari Halpern .... script supervisor
Laura Irvine .... location manager
Craig A. Kessler .... production counsel
C.J. LongHammer .... assistant: director
Jessica Roulston .... production delivery supervisor
Meredith Trosper .... assistant office production coordinator
David Dinenberg .... very special thanks
Ben Waller .... special thanks

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USA:95 min (TV version)

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When Valinda (Connie Britton) is down in her brother Danny's (Peter Facinelli) bunker there are flashes of graffiti on the walls. One of the scenes shows "Joe Lies When He Cries" which is a reference to Say Anything... (1989), which Ione Skye starred in. Eric Stoltz also made a cameo in Say Anything... (1989).See more »
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38 out of 48 people found the following review useful.
A lot of fun, 20 July 2006
Author: k h from United States

I saw this on the last night of the LA Film Festival, and it was a treat.

The plot, such as it is, is about a group of friends getting together for 'one last party' at a house about to be sold, an '80's Rage', where they dress up like their favorite 80's icons, Madonna, Tom Cruise, etc. There's even a funny reference to 'that Gorbachov dude'.

But it's really about a lost past, missed opportunities, and cleaning out the cobwebs of old relationships. Sounds kind of heavy, but it's really really funny.

The cast is great, from the radiant Ione Skye (Say Anything) to straight laced Tate Donovan (The O.C.) to David Herman as the 'former child star', who just about steals every scene that he's in. But the 'jubilant engine' that kicks it into high gear is Eric Stoltz (Pulp Fiction), who I didn't' know even did comedy. He's hysterical, and every time he's on screen the film goes to a different, wackier place.

It has one of those soundtracks that make you want to go out and buy it. Which I tried to do at the Virgin Records outside the theater, but they didn't' have it yet. Every 80's hit song you can remember is somehow in this film, it's a little like BEING at the actual party!

In fact, the whole film is like being at a party. A lot of fun.

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