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The Dead Girl -- Clues are sought to a young girl's death in this thriller/drama
The Dead Girl -- The clues to a young woman's death come together as the lives of seemingly unrelated people begin to intersect.

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Director:
Writer (WGA):
Karen Moncrieff (written by)
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Release Date:
26 April 2007 (Hungary) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
One life ends. Seven others begin. See more »
Plot:
The clues to a young woman's death come together as the lives of seemingly unrelated people begin to intersect. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
2 wins & 4 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
A Nutshell Review: The Dead Girl See more (68 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Directed by
Karen Moncrieff 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Karen Moncrieff (written by)

Produced by
Eric Karten .... producer
Gary Lucchesi .... producer
Terry McKay .... executive producer (as Terry A. McKay)
Eric Reid .... executive producer
Tom Rosenberg .... producer
David Rubin .... executive producer (as David Scott Rubin)
Kevin Turen .... producer
Temple Williams .... executive producer
Henry Winterstern .... producer
Richard S. Wright .... producer (as Richard Wright)
 
Original Music by
Adam Gorgoni 
 
Cinematography by
Michael Grady (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Toby Yates 
 
Casting by
Deborah Aquila 
Jennifer L. Smith  (as Jennifer Smith)
Tricia Wood 
 
Production Design by
Kristan Andrews 
 
Set Decoration by
Bryan Venegas  (as Bryan John Venegas)
 
Costume Design by
Susie DeSanto 
 
Makeup Department
Trish Almeida .... hair department head
Lynn Barber .... makeup department head
Ed French .... special makeup effects artist (as Edward French)
Rob Hinderstein .... makeup artist
Miia Kovero .... key hair stylist
Julian Ledger .... special makeup effects artist: Tatopoulos Studios
Richard Redlefsen .... special makeup effects artist
Rick Stratton .... tattoo artist
Liz Webster .... hair stylist
Karen Westerfield .... tattoo application (as Karen J. Westerfield)
 
Production Management
Ted Gidlow .... production supervisor
Grant Grabowski .... assistant production supervisor
David Kern .... post-production supervisor
Adam Park .... post-production supervisor
David Rubin .... unit production manager (as David Scott Rubin)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Tony Adler .... first assistant director (as Anthony B. Adler)
Rosemary C. Cremona .... second assistant director (as Rosemary Cremona)
Blake Pinkerston .... additional second assistant director
 
Art Department
Frederick E. Alexander .... painter
Giovanni Aurilia .... on-set dresser
Richard Bode .... painter
Phillip Bouchard .... set dresser
Don Bracken .... assistant property master
Yvonne G. Dane .... painter
Jeff Errico .... storyboard artist
Kyle Kitty .... painter
Mark Knightley .... construction coordinator
Rick Kyker .... property master
Eric LaBonte .... set dresser
Nathaniel Magnuson .... set dresser
Kimberly Merlin .... set decorating assistant
Kathleen G. Oliver .... art department coordinator
James Stone .... set dresser
Jaime Sánchez .... painter (as Jaimie Lynn Sanchez)
Timothy Walsh .... painter
John Warner .... leadman
 
Sound Department
Jeremy Balko .... adr mixer
Jeremy Balko .... foley mixer
Craig Dollinger .... boom operator
Brent Findley .... assistant sound editor
Jonathan Miller .... sound designer
Jonathan Miller .... supervising sound editor
Steven Morrow .... sound mixer (as Steve Morrow)
Vic Radulich .... adr editor
Vic Radulich .... dialogue editor
Robert Sharman .... cable person
Vicki Vandegrift .... foley artist
Jonathan Wales .... sound re-recording mixer
 
Special Effects by
David Beneke .... moldmaker: Tatopoulos Studios
Julia Bogdan-Rollo .... production accountant: Tatopoulos Studios
Scott Dwyer .... special effects technician
Dave Grasso .... sculptor: Tatopoulos Studios
John Halfmann .... moldmaker: Tatopoulos Studios
Guy Himber .... shop supervisor: Tatopoulos Studios
Tom Killeen .... painter: Tatopoulos Studios
Allison Klein .... assistant to designer: Tatopoulos Studios
Matt Kutcher .... special effects supervisor
Ned Neidhardt .... hair technician: Tatopoulos Studios
Jennifer M. Sheppard .... special effects technician
 
Visual Effects by
Gerald Ragland .... digital intermediate support colorist
Thomas Tannenberger .... visual effects
 
Stunts
Darrin Prescott .... stunt coordinator
Craig Frosty Silva .... stunt performer (as Craig 'Frosty' Silva)
Nancy Thurston .... stunt double: Brittany Murphy
Nancy Thurston .... stunt performer (as Nancy Lee Thurston)
Daniel Leavitt .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Carlos Arguello .... camera operator: "a" camera
Star Barry .... assistant chief lighting technician
Ron Batzdorff .... still photographer
Mateo Bourdieu .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Chris Byers .... key grip
Ron Elliott .... camera loader
Paul Goldhammer .... lighting technician
Edward 'Gooch' Gutierrez .... grip
Sergio Gutierrez .... grip (as Sergio 'Ponch' Gutierrez)
David G. Harrington .... 24 frame video operator
Harry Hope .... second company grip (as George 'Harry; Hope)
Colin Hudson .... Steadicam operator
Tom Hutchinson .... second assistant camera: "b" camera (as Thomas A. Hutchinson)
Tomoka Izumi .... second assistant camera: "a" camera, New York and Connecticut unit
Jeff Journey .... dolly grip (as Jeffrey C. Journey)
Mike Karasick .... chief lighting technician (as Michael Karasick)
Erwin Landau .... Steadicam operator
Chris Linares .... lighting technician
John Linares .... lighting technician
Joel Michalak .... grip
Brian Giuseppe Morena .... first assistant camera: "a" camera (as Brian Morena)
David J. Myrick .... lighting technician (as David Myrick)
Jorge Pallares .... film loader
Mark Pickens .... dolly grip
Patrick Rousseau .... camera operator: "b" camera
Deron Tse .... grip
Arthur Borquez .... grip (uncredited)
Chris Cotterman .... grip (uncredited)
Nicole Dayton .... grip (uncredited)
Reece Glover .... grip (uncredited)
Mark Marroquin .... electrician (uncredited)
Mira Velasco .... grip (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Samantha Finkler .... casting associate
Rich King .... extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jamelle Flowers .... key costumer
Susan Kistler .... wardrobe supervisor
Wendy L. Schilling .... costumer
 
Editorial Department
Des Carey .... digital intermediate producer
Mike Chiado .... digital intermediate technologist
Siggy Ferstl .... digital intermediate colorist
Judd H. Maslansky .... assistant editor
Alex Romano .... on-line editor
Stefan Sonnenfeld .... digital intermediate executive producer: Company 3
Ralph Tarr .... color timer
 
Music Department
Ted Blaisdell .... score mixer
Ted Blaisdell .... score recordist
Gregory Butler .... composer: additional music
Eric Craig .... music supervisor
Adam Gorgoni .... score producer
Terry Wilson .... music editor
 
Transportation Department
Tony Barattini .... driver (as Anthony Barattini)
Mike Belt .... driver (as Michael R. Belt)
Joseph G. Bingenheimer .... driver (as Joseph Bingenheimer)
Rod Brodie .... driver
Angel Desanti .... transportation co-captain
Wayne Flowers Jr. .... driver (as Wayne Flowers)
Geno Hart .... transportation coordinator
Chris Haynes .... driver
Kirk Huston .... driver
Lee Jennings .... driver
Zoa Keith .... transportation dispatcher
Hugh Kelly .... driver
Seth Levine .... driver
Ronald Linxwiler .... driver (as Ronald L. Linxwiler)
Gary V. Mayes .... driver
Marty Osborne .... picture vehicle coordinator (as Martin Osborne)
William R. Peck .... driver
John Pellegrino .... driver
Adam Pinkstaff .... transportation captain
Ron Pope .... driver (as Ronnie A. Pope)
Carlos M. Serrano .... driver
Mark Timpe .... driver
Steven Luke Weible .... driver (as Steve Weible)
 
Other crew
Teresa Alvis .... post-production accountant
Lashan Anderson .... stand-in (as LaShan Anderson)
Rick Baca .... first assistant accountant
Dorothy Beatty .... baby whisperer
Thomas Beatty .... assistant: Mr. Wright
Brian Berdan .... title designer
MaryEllen Blair .... assistant: Mr. Winterstern
Hilary Carver .... unit publicist
Sarah Clifford .... animal wrangler
Kean Cornin .... stand-in
Donna Corwin .... welfare worker
Dawn Darfus .... production accountant
Claire Doré .... animal wrangler
Liam Ford .... data manager: Company 3
Jennifer Frey .... stand-in
Michael J. Harker .... completion bond company representative
Sari Heifetz Stricke .... assistant: Ms. Moncrieff (as Sari Heifetz)
Scott Herbst .... assistant: Mr. Luccheri
Carolyn Holden .... stand-in
Bryan Iler .... location assistant
Marike Jainchill .... set production assistant
Dominique Jaramillo .... set medic
Ashley Kravitz .... script clearance
Jackie Lee .... account executive: digital intermediate
Tal Meirson .... vice president of production finance: Lakeshore
Christopher Miller .... location manager
Teresa Miller .... assistant: Mr. Rubin
Dan Milner .... key locations assistant (as Daniel R. Milner)
Beth Newbauer .... assistant to producer
Meredith Nutting .... assistant: Ms. Moncrieff
Scott Peterson .... script supervisor
Michael M. Piehler .... assistant production coordinator
Jeremy Pierce-Sunia .... set production assistant
Yoli Poropat .... production coordinator (as Yolanda Poropat)
Jose Antonio Prieto .... chef
Neal Prosansky .... office assistant
Fadi Sabella .... craft service
Robbie Salvucci .... set production assistant
Kate Schriver .... assistant: Mr. Rosenberg
Joni Smith .... office assistant (as Joni 'Cannonball' Smith)
Mollie Stallman .... set production assistant
Erin Stern .... assistant: Ms. Moncrieff
Erin Stern .... production assistant
Matthew Taylor .... set production assistant
Merry Lee Traum .... assistant: Piper Laurie
Alex Uceda .... caterer: Alex's Gourmet Catering
Stan Umamoto .... payroll assistant
Keegan Wilcox .... production secretary
Jenny Worman .... stand-in: Toni Collette
 
Thanks
Susan Tuan .... thanks
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for language, grisly images and sexuality/nudity
Runtime:
USA:85 min | Netherlands:93 min (theatrical version) | Argentina:110 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
The dead girl that the film centers on is played by Brittany Murphy, who died 3 years later, at age 32.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Melora meets Rosetta, her face is beaten up. When she takes Rosetta out to eat, her face looks normal. When she drops Rosetta back at the motel, her face is a mess again.See more »
Quotes:
Rudy:You're not kissing me. You're just lying there like you want me to rape you!
Arden:Okay.
Rudy:What, you want me to rape you?
Arden:I'll kiss you.
Rudy:And take the gloves off.
See more »
Soundtrack:
The Old ZooSee more »

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30 out of 34 people found the following review useful.
A Nutshell Review: The Dead Girl, 30 September 2007
Author: DICK STEEL from Singapore

The story brought memories of an old television cult series called Twin Peaks. A dead, blonde girl's body is being discovered in the grasslands of an idyllic village, and this provides the catalyst for the movie as the plot unravels to tell of the stories that centers around that discovery. In summary, it had a total of 5 short stories all inter-weaved through a fragmented timeline, and a host of characters in those stories who have one way or another, played a part in the girl's life, during when she was alive, and after.

The Stranger stars Toni Collette as the woman who discovered the body, and how she gets thrust into the media limelight, yet yearning for that freedom to flee from her domineering mother. The Sister tells of a pathologist's inability to fight on and continue her family's believe that her missing sister is still out there somewhere, and not to throw in the towel and give up hope. The Wife will manage to rile you up, with the story of a neglected wife, and her hopes for reconciling with her estranged husband, who prefers gallivanting late at night to spending time with her, and of course, with her decision to protect her husband's secrets to losing him for sure altogether when revealed. And The Mother reminds you that a mother's love knows no bounds. Hurt by her daughter's disappearance, the worse case scenario happens, and Mum has got to heal old wounds. It's a touching short, and I thought one of the most powerful amongst the rest. And rounding it up, like the last pieces of a jigsaw, is The Dead Girl's story, where we see a foul mouthed Brittany Murphy bringing it all on.

The movie had excellent performances all round by the ensemble cast, and it doesn't have any big bang moments to shock and awe. It's a dramatic story, rather than a mystery- thriller-whodunnit. I was glad that it didn't go down the torture porn route, although it could have, but didn't need to. Leaving it where it is will already allow your imagination to run wild what the outcome will be. However, this might serve as a let down to some as it might seem that it failed to want to bridge the missing gap in the timeline. Fragmented timeline and multiple, parallel stories do seem to be the rage these days (Babel anyone?), but it all boils down to how much of a story you can make out of a single drop in the pond. That's what The Dead Girl feels like, with the stories the inevitable ripples that fan out.

You Are My Sunshine looks like a song very popularly used in end credits, and so far I had thought that it was a simple childhood nursery song. But when used in this context, it had a profound depth telling of longing and missing, that everyone has their own sunshine that they hold very dear to. Recommended movie, especially if you're into the fragmented timeline fad.

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