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The Hottest State -- A young actor from Texas tries to make it in New York while struggling in his relationship with a beautiful singer/songwriter.
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Writers (WGA):
Ethan Hawke (screenplay)
Ethan Hawke (novel)
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Release Date:
23 March 2007 (Italy) See more »
What happens when your first love is love itself?
A young actor from Texas tries to make it in New York while struggling in his relationship with a beautiful singer/songwriter. | Full synopsis »
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My Heart Is Golden: Young love won't make it See more (15 total) »


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Mark Webber ... William Harding

Daniel Ross Owens ... Young Vince (as Daniel Ross)

Glen Powell ... John Jaegerman (as Glen Powell Jr.)
Anne Clarke ... Young Jesse

Cherami Leigh ... Danielle

Catalina Sandino Moreno ... Sarah

Josh Zuckerman ... Decker

Michelle Williams ... Samantha

Jesse Harris ... Dave Afton
Bill Dobrow ... Drummer
Jon Fowler ... Bassist
Guyora Kats ... Pianist / Accordian Player
Nick McDonnel ... Artsy Guy

Alexandra Daddario ... Kim (as Alexandra Daddorio)

Ethan Hawke ... Vince
Jonathan Marc Sherman ... Party Philosopher

Richard Linklater ... John Wayne Enthusiast
Ryan Shawhughes-Hawke ... Williamsburg Hip Girl (as Ryan Shawhughes)

Sonia Braga ... Mrs. Garcia
Iraida Polanco ... Proprietor

Gabriel Rivera ... Guitar Player

Laura Linney ... Jesse
Greta Gaines ... Faye

Frank Whaley ... Harris

Lynn Cohen ... Harris's Mother

John Patrick Shanley ... Priest
Elissabeth Blofson ... Kissing Couple
Benjamin Dickey ... Kissing Couple

Lara Theodos ... Waitress
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Melissa Coleman ... Sarah's Friend (uncredited)
Ben Hamby ... Roadie (uncredited)
Matt Jade ... Head Waiter (uncredited)
Elizabeth Marley ... Ticket Girl (uncredited)

Lee Miller ... Bartender (uncredited)
Steven Weisz ... Diner (uncredited)

Directed by
Ethan Hawke 
Writing credits
Ethan Hawke (screenplay)

Ethan Hawke (novel "The Hottest State")

Produced by
Alexis Alexanian .... producer
Sheila Jaffe .... co-producer
Yukie Kito .... producer (as Yuki'e Kitô)
Yasushi Kotani .... executive producer
Jonathan Shoemaker .... co-producer
Taizo Son .... executive producer
Original Music by
Jesse Harris 
Cinematography by
Chris Norr  (director of photography) (as Christopher Norr)
Film Editing by
Adriana Pacheco  (as Adriana Pacheco Rincón)
Casting by
Sheila Jaffe 
Production Design by
Rick Butler 
Set Decoration by
Lisa Scoppa 
Costume Design by
Catherine Marie Thomas 
Makeup Department
Shannon Harrington .... assistant hair stylist
Jason Hayes .... key hair stylist (as Jason P. Hayes)
Stacey Panepinto .... key makeup artist
Production Management
Kelley Cribben .... post-production supervisor
Tony Hernandez .... production supervisor
Jonathan Shoemaker .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Adam Escott .... first assistant director
Annie Tan .... second assistant director
Nick Vanderpool .... second second assistant director
Art Department
Glen Aldous .... charge/camera scenic artist
Pastor Alvarado III .... on-set dresser
Hilary Ballou .... art department intern
Jasmine E. Ballou .... assistant to production designer (as Jasmine Ballou)
Scott Canfield .... leadman
John Diaz .... prop assistant: Texas
Carl Ferrara .... art department production assistant
Leo Holder .... graphic artist
Millree Hughes .... scenic artist
Greg Izzo .... set dresser
Robert Jean-Pierre .... art department production assistant
Dale Johnson .... art department production assistant
Olivia Ontaneda .... art department intern
Paul Robinson .... carpenter
Duke Scoppa .... property master (as Edward P. Scoppa Jr.)
Amanecer Sierra .... art department intern
Tim Okamura .... fine artist (uncredited)
Sound Department
Kevin Bowe .... boom operator: Texas
Carlos M. Cano .... assistant sound editor
Ryan Collison .... foley mixer
Robert Fernandez .... sound mixer
Henry Fleet .... sound intern
Chris Fondulas .... boom operator (as Christopher Fondulas)
Mariusz Glabinski .... sound effects editor
Marlena Grzaslewicz .... supervising sound editor
Bradford L. Hohle .... Dolby engineer (as Brad Hohle)
Bobby Johanson .... adr mixer (as Bobby Johanssen)
Bruce Kitzmeyer .... dialogue editor
Terrance Laudermilch .... sound recordist (as Terry Laudermilch)
Jay Peck .... foley artist
Griffin Richardson .... sound mixer
Ira Spiegel .... sound effects editor
Jose Torres .... sound mixer: Texas
John Werner .... dialogue editor
Camera and Electrical Department
Wesley Battle .... best boy grip (as Wes Battle)
Ethan Borsuk .... second assistant camera
Jon Delgado .... camera operator
Leighton Edmondson .... best boy electrician
Daniel Feighery .... assistant camera
John Keating .... key grip
Nina Kuhn .... electrician
Stephen Osborn .... gaffer: Texas (as Steve Osborn)
Luke Owen .... camera loader
Macall B. Polay .... still photographer
Julian Quiambao .... key grip: Texas
Chris Reynolds .... first assistant camera
Jeremy Rodriguez .... grip
Jeremy Rodriguez .... key grip
Ken Shibata .... gaffer
David Stern .... third grip (as Dave Stern)
Frank Stubblefield .... third electrician
Vance Tucker .... grip
Jon Delgado .... director of photography: second unit (uncredited)
Adam Hall .... grip (uncredited)
Nick Maczka .... grip (uncredited)
Ron Morales .... grip (uncredited)
Lisa Origlieri .... additional loader (uncredited)
Casting Department
Susan Paley Abramson .... casting associate
Helga Byrne .... extras casting assistant
Susan Fried .... extras casting
Lilli Heinrich .... extras casting: Texas
Meredith Tucker .... casting associate
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Ghilaine Bouadana .... wardrobe supervisor
Mickey Carleton .... assistant costume designer
Laura Downing .... costumer
Jessica Mostow .... costume production assistant
Editorial Department
Adrienne Haspel .... assistant editor
Dave Pultz .... color timer
Bill Stokes .... colorist: dailies
David Ruchman .... post-production intern (uncredited)
Location Management
Jeff Caron .... location manager
Michael Charske .... location manager: Texas
Justin Rigby .... location production assistant
Alexander Zweig .... assistant location manager (as Alex Zweig)
Music Department
Arjun Agerwala .... assistant score engineer: Stratosphere Sound
Greg Cohen .... musician: upright bass
Linda Cohen .... music supervisor
Rudyard Lee Cullers .... assistant score engineer: Stratosphere Sound
John M. Davis .... music editor (as John M. Davis)
Jon Dryden .... musician: piano/accordion/organ/chamberlin
Jonathan Hafter .... musician: also saxophone
Jesse Harris .... musician: acoustic guitar
Mike Irwin .... musician: trumpet
Tony Scherr .... musician: acoustic and electric guitar/upright bass
Tom Schick .... score recordist: Stratosphere Sound
Kenny Wollesen .... musician: drums/marimba/percussion
Transportation Department
Reginald Crute .... driver
Jonathan Hustad .... driver: prop
John McMorrow .... driver
Timothy Paustian .... transportation captain (as Tim Paustian)
Christian Reinhardsen .... driver: set dressing
Jacob Cena .... picture car coordinator: Texas (uncredited)
Other crew
Inna Braude .... key set production assistant
Brian Cantaldi .... production accountant
Carlos Casaretto .... set intern
Cecile Daguin .... office production assistant
Ilena Dominguez .... intern: Texas
Leo Driver .... parking coordinator
Peter Flanigan .... production counsel
Wayne Han .... set production assistant
Erik Hernandez .... set production assistant: Texas
Liz Huizinga .... accounting clerk
Jill Jorschick .... product placement coordinator
Patricia LaMagna .... assistant: Ms. Alexanian (as Patty LaMagna)
Luke Marion .... set production assistant
Stephanie A. Marquardt .... script supervisor (as Stephanie Marquardt)
Ismael Martinez .... key production assistant: Texas
Keith Martinez .... intern: Texas
Cathleen McFadyen .... set production assistant
Ronny Merdinger .... production office coordinator
Sean Murray .... set production assistant
Yuko Nishimura .... accountant: Entertainment Farm
Peter Pinon III .... unit production assistant: Texas
Julie Platner .... production secretary (as Julie A. Platner)
Gabriel Rivera .... set production assistant: Texas
Rene Rodriguez .... office production assistant (as Rene T. Rodriguez)
Brian Rothe .... office production assistant
John Skidmore .... production office intern
Heather Smith .... assistant: Mr. Hawke
Richard Sterling .... production secretary: Texas
Rhianon Visinisky .... craft service assistant
Danielle Wilson .... craft service
Elizabeth Zagrany .... post-production accountant (as Beth Zagrany)
Leslie Zak .... production office intern
Ray Sullivan .... stand-in (uncredited)
R.G. Armstrong .... thanks
Josh Charles .... thanks
Alfonso Cuarón .... thanks
Douglas Graham .... thanks
Josh Hamilton .... thanks
Kris Kristofferson .... thanks
Robert Sean Leonard .... thanks
Richard Linklater .... thanks
Tim Okamura .... thanks
Ryan Shawhughes-Hawke .... thanks (as Ryan Shawhughes)
Jonathan Marc Sherman .... thanks

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Rated R for sexual content and language
117 min
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Did You Know?

William Harding:It was Wednesday when we met, Saturday when I asked her to move in, and by Sunday there were flowers in my apartment and hummus in my refrigerator. I don't remember waking up that Sunday. I don't think I ever slept. I just sat there thinking, "God damn, this must be what praying is like."See more »
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6 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
My Heart Is Golden: Young love won't make it, 16 December 2009
Author: kaitlynn lane from United States

The movie primarily is a love story about an actress and a singer meeting at a bar, and than moving in together, but it's so much more than that. It's a movie that tackles abandonment issues,first love, heart ache, ambition, the journey of life and all the questions it leaves us with.

This movie is comical, some of Williams pick up lines were just grand. Overall his character is interesting to watch. A young vessel full of love and rage, an emotional train wreck who fell head over heels for a girl.

The movie is very solid. Full of good acting, good music, good script writing. It's definitely a flick worth watching. The best film i have ever seen on young love.

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