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Sex and Death 101 -- ust before he's to marry Fiona, Roderick Blank receives an anonymous e-mail with 101 names on it; Fiona's is the 29th, the first 28 are women Rod has slept with, and the 30th turns out to be the stripper at his bachelor party. The notion that he will have sex with 70 more people sends Rod into crisis mode, especially after three odd men in an aseptic office confirm that a celestial machine has made an error. They suggest destroying the list, but Rod finds that easier said than done. Working his way through it consumes him, plus he realizes that death may await him after #101. Meanwhile, a femme fatale nicknamed Death Nell is putting men into a coma. Are they fated to meet?
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Sex and Death 101 -- A guy's life is turned around by an email, which includes the names of everyone he's had sex with and ever will have sex with. His situation gets worse when he encounters a femme fatale (Ryder) who targets men guilty of sex crime.


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One Man. One List. 101 Women. Some Fantasies Are Too True to Be Good.
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Robert Wisdom ... Alpha

Tanc Sade ... Beta

Patton Oswalt ... Fred

Simon Baker ... Roderick Blank

Mindy Cohn ... Trixie

Winona Ryder ... Death Nell / Gillian De Raisx (#101)

Keram Malicki-Sánchez ... Master Bitchslap

Julie Bowen ... Fiona Wormwood (#29)

Neil Flynn ... Zack

Corinne Reilly ... Lizzie

Cindy Pickett ... Roderick's Mother

Winter Ave Zoli ... Alexis De Large (#37)

Dash Mihok ... Lester

Bryan Okes ... Buzzkilling Bodyguard (as Bryan Okes Fuller)

Jessica Kiper ... Precious / Carlotta Valdes (#30)

Bryan Ross ... Bachelor Party Buddy (as Brian Ross)

Greg Travis ... Vulgar Newsstand Vendor

Sophie Monk ... Cynthia Rose (#31)

David Magidoff ... Video Store Geek
Marshall Bell ... Victor Rose III
Buckley Norris ... Club Owner (as Buckley Francis Norris)

Amanda Walsh ... Stewardess Kathleen

Candice Coke ... Greta Samsa (#32)

Thom Bishops ... Malcolm the Bartender

William Caploe ... Barista Bill

Zachary Gordon ... Barbecue Brat

Rob Benedict ... Bow-Tie Bob

Natassia Malthe ... Bambi (#63)

Pollyanna McIntosh ... Thumper (#64)

Leslie Bibb ... Dr. Miranda Storm
Patrick Holland ... Wonderful Waiter

Ryan Cutrona ... Officer Krupke

Nicole Bilderback ... Dr. Mirabella Stone (#66)

Cean Okada ... Edwina Massey (#67)

Siobhan Flynn ... Esther Fenchel

Christopher Stapleton ... Terry Fenchel (#71)

Lauren Hill ... Amberette (as Lauren Michelle Hill)

Frances Fisher ... Hope Hartlight (#80)

Retta ... Ethel Walters (#100) (as Retta Sirleaf)

David Bortolucci ... Agent
Cate Ferguson ... Death Nell Wannabee
Annie Kehoe ... Death Nell Wannabee Two

Skyler James Sandak ... Roderick Blank Jr. (as Skyler James)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Matt Baker ... Rejected Clubgoer (uncredited)

Kacie Borrowman ... Vixen Blitzen (#69) (uncredited)
Yara Brighton ... Death Nell Wannabe (uncredited)

Elena Caruso ... Death (uncredited)

Tony Christopher ... Frat Guy (uncredited)
Colette Claire ... School Girl (uncredited)

Ingrid Coree ... Waitress (uncredited)

Cole Downing ... Nerd (uncredited)
Aaron Geller ... Death Nell's First Victim (uncredited)
Marcus Alexander Hart ... Comic Store Geek (uncredited)

Ashley McCarthy ... Mona Farlow (uncredited)
Marshall McClean ... Party Guy (uncredited)

Jonas Neal ... Frat Guy (uncredited)

Elisha Skorman ... Helena Hartford (uncredited)
Heather Tocquigny ... Catholic School Girl (uncredited)

Indira Varma ... Devon Sever (uncredited)

Vitaliy Versace ... Waiter (uncredited)

Directed by
Daniel Waters 
Writing credits
Daniel Waters (written by)

Produced by
Cary Brokaw .... producer
Lizzie Friedman .... producer (as Elizabeth Zox Friedman)
Aaron Geller .... executive producer (as Aaron Craig Geller)
Jerry P. Jacobs .... co-producer
Greg Little .... producer
Original Music by
Rolfe Kent 
Cinematography by
Daryn Okada (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Trudy Ship 
Casting by
Andrea Stone Brokaw  (as Andrea Stone)
Production Design by
John Larena 
Art Direction by
Helen Harwell 
Set Decoration by
Peggy Paola 
Costume Design by
Julia Caston 
Makeup Department
Merc Arceneaux .... makeup artist
Diana Brown .... makeup artist
Suzanne Diaz .... makeup artist (as Suzy Diaz-Westmore)
Deborah K. Larsen .... makeup department head
Lisa Meyers .... hair stylist (as Lisa J. Meyers)
K.G. Ramsey .... hair department head
Production Management
Jerry P. Jacobs .... unit production manager
Jeffrey M. Rose .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Leah King .... second second assistant director
Eric A. Pot .... first assistant director
Robert 'Skid' Skidmore .... second assistant director
Art Department
Corey Adams .... art production assistant
Joe Blecha .... production painter
Khellar Crawford .... art production assistant (as Kelley Sean Crawford)
Sarah Geller .... on-set dresser
Andrew Guinn .... set dresser
Dallas Richard Hallam .... assistant property master
Matthew Hardiman .... swing
Jason E. Hatfield .... set dresser
Tony Howell .... set dresser
Tom Humphrey .... on-set dresser (as Tom Humphrey)
Ben Lewis .... property master
David Lloyd .... lead man
Jean Pierre Patie .... on-set painter
Matt Pennington .... construction coordinator
Anthony Price .... on-set dresser
Brook Shafer .... on-set dresser
Jeffrey K. Shu .... carpenter
Jeffrey K. Shu .... propmaker
John Sutherland .... propmaker (unconfirmed)
Daniel Trainer .... set dresser (as Daniel Eady)
Sound Department
Gary Coppola .... sound re-recording mixer
Gary Coppola .... supervising sound editor
Frederick Howard .... sound effects editor
Yagmur Kaplan .... adr editor
Yagmur Kaplan .... adr mixer
Maciek Malish .... dialogue editor
Coleman Metts .... production sound mixer
Jordan Pontell .... dialogue assembly
Edward M. Steidele .... foley artist
Chris Trent .... foley mixer
Jerry Trent .... foley artist
David Warburton .... post facility coordinator
Ace Williams .... boom operator
Mandell Winter .... sound effects editor
Mark Allen .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Christopher Dusendschon .... digital imaging supervisor: iO FILM
Michael Mintz .... digital film colorist
Robert Beebe .... digital effects technician: iO FILM (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Steve Adcock .... camera operator: "a" camera
Ron Batzdorff .... still photographer
Paul Birk .... additional lighting technician
Dennis Bishop .... gaffer
Dennis Bishop .... lighting technician
William Boatman .... camera operator: 'b' camera
Kevin Britton .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
James B. Crawford .... gaffer (as Jim Crawford)
Nicole Dayton .... grip
Alfredo Denila .... dolly grip (as Alfredo S. Denila III)
Michael Druez .... company grip
Eric Fletcher .... Steadicam operator
Eric Fletcher .... camera operator
John C. Flinn IV .... first assistant camera: 'b' camera
Donald Francis .... additional lighting technician (unconfirmed) (as Donald R.Francis)
Gerrit Garretsen .... dolly grip
P.J. Gaynard .... daily electrician
P.J. Gaynard .... lighting technician (as Patrick Gaynard)
Michael D. Gonzalez .... grip
Joe Guzman .... grip
David Hirschmann .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Mike Hodges .... key grip
Donald S. Hubbell .... company grip
Jose H. Huete .... lighting technician
Gigi Johnson .... camera production assistant
Jeff Journey .... additional grip (as Jeffrey Journey)
Daniel Kauahi .... dolly grip
Scott Kidner .... best boy electric
Kenny King .... additional grip
Tommy James Lewis .... first assistant camera: "b" camera (as Tommy Lewis)
Jon Lindsay .... second assistant: "a" camera
Gary Louzon .... additional grip
J. Steven Matzinger .... first assistant camera: 'b' camera
Larry McCarron .... company grip
Zoran Milosavljevic .... additional lighting technician
Miguel Montes de Oca .... rigging grip
Darin Necessary .... first assistant: "a" camera
Lance Nicholls .... lighting technician
Daniel Ochoa .... lighting technician (as Daniel J. Ochoa)
Doug Price .... second assistant: "a" camera
Steve Redondo .... best boy grip
Mike Reyes .... company grip (as Michael Reyes)
Kosta Rigopoulos .... rigging grip (as Costa Rigopoulos)
Alexander Salazar .... additional grip
Brian Schultz .... lighting technician
Perry Shultz .... lighting technician (as Perry Schultz)
Paul Storino .... dolly grip
Lacey Terrell .... additional still photographer
Dave Warfel .... best boy electric
Dave Warfel .... lighting technician (as David Warfel)
Joseph Wickner .... loader
Anders Yarbrough .... camera loader
Casting Department
Chris Bustard .... extras casting
Catherine Richardson .... casting associate
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Rani Cunningham .... costumer (as Rani Self)
Pamela Havens .... costume supervisor
Jeannie H. Kelly .... wardrobe supervisor
Laura E. Little .... costumer (as Laura Liz Little)
Michelle Margolis .... on-set costumer
Christina Mongini .... costume assistant
Jamie Redwood .... wardrobe assistant (as Jamie Bresnan)
Editorial Department
Paul Allia .... colorist: one light transfer
Nicholas 'Nikko' Tsiotsias .... first assistant editor
Lee Wimer .... color timer
Music Department
Stephen Coleman .... music programmer
Trevor Gilchrist .... music programmer: score
James Sall .... music supervisor
Ralph Sall .... executive music producer
Dan Savant .... music contractor
Nick South .... music editor
Greg Townley .... scoring mixer
Transportation Department
Ed Adams .... driver
Rafael Baires .... driver
Sean Cyphers .... driver
Brian Eastveld .... driver
Robert Fulps .... driver
Dan Gearhart .... driver: honeywagon
Frankie Gearhart .... driver
Kelly Harkess .... driver
Johnny Harris .... additional driver
Philip Henderson .... driver
Kyle Jetton .... additional driver
Curt Larson .... driver
Doug S. MacLean .... additional driver
Calvin McDowell .... driver
Jay Norof .... transportation captain
Hugo Ocana .... driver (as Hugo R. Ocana)
Benjamin Rivera .... additional driver
Tony Ruiz .... transportation coordinator
Jeff Snee .... additional driver
Don Williams .... driver: water truck
Ali Yegahne .... driver
Other crew
Ed Adams .... fueler
Emma Baksi .... assistant: Winona Ryder
Brian Beard .... digital optical conformist
Kristin Brokaw .... directorial assistant
Yvonne Caycedo .... assistant to producers
Andrew Cone .... location assistant
Tom Dean .... production assistant
Tillie Duran .... craft service
Lily Garcia .... set production assistant
Andrew R. Gardiner .... key assistant location manager
Judy Geletko .... post-production accountant
Russell Gremillot .... location manager
Laura Jean Hyde .... production assistant
Ali Jazayeri .... production financing
Verla Loomis Randall .... craft service
Sheila Louie .... medic
Ella Marcus .... craft service
Lisa McNeil .... additional script supervisor
Lindsey Mesa .... assistant: Ms. Friedman
Bryan Meyers .... first assistant accountant
Tracy L. Moody .... script supervisor
Julie Morgan .... production coordinator
Bryan O'Dell .... craft service
Patrick Priest .... production assistant
John Radcliff .... assistant to ms. ryder
Racer Rangel .... craft service
Michelle Schrauwers .... production assistant
Shari Sontag .... key production accountant
Ryan Tighe .... production assistant
Marc Turchin .... set production assistant
Laura Twors .... production assistant
Alex L. Worman .... unit publicist
Francie Brown .... dialect coach (uncredited)

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Rated R for strong sexual content and language
117 min | Germany:100 min (European Film Market)
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On "The List", the #86 girl on it is named Phoebe Caulfield. This is the name of the younger sister of Holden Caulfield in the novel 'The Catcher in the Rye'.See more »
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8 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
offbeat romantic comedy wins you over, 19 July 2009
Author: Roland E. Zwick ( from United States

"Sex and Death 101" is a dark and savvy little romantic comedy that gleefully dances away from many of the stale and stuffy conventions generally associated with the genre.

Simon Baker stars as the allegorically named Roderick Blank, a handsome, seemingly insatiable lady killer who's decided it's finally time to put an end to his womanizing ways in favor of marriage to the beautiful Fiona Wormwood. Yet, literally on the eve of his bachelor party, Rod receives a mysterious email listing in chronological order not only all the women he's already slept with throughout the course of his life but all the women he is destined to sleep with in the time that still remains to him (the total is 101, if you haven't already surmised that from the film's title). Adhering to the adage "the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak," Rod allows the list to essentially take over his life, waiting for the next promised woman to fall into his lap (sometimes quite literally), then crossing her name off the moment he's had his way with her. But is this truly the route to a satisfying life, even for a notorious playboy like Roderick Blank?

Part science fiction and part metaphysical morality play, "Sex and Death 101" also boasts two wacky subplots that run contrapuntal to the main story: one featuring Winona Ryder as an avenging feminist who comes in the guise of a serial killer, luring unsuspecting misogynists to their well-deserved destruction; and the other involving three mysterious figures (mad scientists, intervening angels?) who kidnap Rod to inform him that he has been the victim of some bizarre cosmic prank and that he needs to destroy the list before it destroys him.

"Sex and Death 101" is not a perfect film by any means. Its attempts at surrealism are frequently heavy-handed and strained, and its black-comedy edge isn't always as razor-sharp as it could be. But, on the whole, this is a wildly original and surprisingly incisive look at the different ways in which men and women view sex and romance and the different ways they use both those things to get what they want. Writer/director Daniel Waters knows how to set even the most hackneyed romantic comedy cliché spinning on its head. For instance, the movie takes the obligatory "gay best friend" stereotype - who usually comes in the form of a flaming interior decorator or wedding planner - and turns it into a wise-cracking lesbian (smartly played by Mindy Cohn, best known as Natalie from "The Facts of Life"), whose duties as Rod's personal secretary go far beyond merely scheduling his appointments or knowing where his briefcase is.

Although Rod is, in many ways, a typical character for a romantic comedy - afraid of commitment, obsessed with nailing every woman who comes his way, etc. - the route the script takes to get him to his admittedly rather predictable pro-woman/pro-romance epiphany is anything but typical. This freshness is further enhanced by the devilishly playful and utterly disarming performance turned in by Baker who completely captivates the viewer with his easygoing charisma and charm. The scene in which Baker and Ryder finally share screen time together is exceptionally well acted and staged.

Even though the movie feels a little disjointed and unfocused at times, Waters does a nice job dovetailing all the seemingly unrelated plot elements into a satisfying whole in the end. "Sex and Death 101" is for those who like a little spice with their romantic comedies.

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