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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:
My Only Sunshine See more (68 total) »

Cast

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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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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:
Arden:There's a dead girl.See more »
Soundtrack:
MemphisSee more »

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34 out of 42 people found the following review useful.
My Only Sunshine, 4 March 2007
Author: David Ferguson (fergusontx@gmail.com) from Dallas, Texas

Greetings again from the darkness. Who is Karen Moncrief and where did she come from? The writer/director of this very interesting, complex "little" depressing film really took me by surprise with a tremendous script and creatively photographed look at how 5 stories intersect thanks to one dead body found in a field. I know most are already thinking "Crash" or "Babel", but this film is much more intimate and personal than either of those two big budget films.

The story begins with emotionally bankrupt Toni Collette finding the body in a field near the home she shares with her physically invalid, emotionally abusing mother, played with brimstone by Piper Laurie (who has quite the history of tough love Mom's!). The depths of Collette's loneliness are played out in one of the most painful first kisses ever filmed on her date with Giovanni Ribisi.

On the surface, what appears to be the most "normal" family, we get the lovely Rose Byre preparing the body for burial and believing (or more truthfully hoping) that the body belongs to her long missing sister. The stress and depression in the family is so painful as mother Mary Steenburgen refuses to "give up" hope and dad Bruce Davison is just helpless as the women in his life are all lost to him. While Byrne thinks the body belongs to her sister, she feel re-born and actually leaves her fetal position to date James Franco. However, soon all returns to "normal".

Mary Beth Hurt and Nick Searcy run a storage unit business next to their home and they spend their time together arguing and going emotionally numb. Searcy escapes for long drives and comes home with no explanation. A little detective work by Hurt has her proving her love and loyalty to a man who does not deserve it.

Marcia Gay Harden is the mother of the found dead girl. She goes searching for answers as to why her daughter ran away from home and how the daughter lived. The answers aren't pretty and most come from a hooker played by Kerry Washington. After much heart-break, the only sunshine in the film is discovered.

The films final chapter delivers the last piece of the puzzle as we see Brittany Murphy (the dead girl) and her struggles to make some type of life for herself. Again, painful to watch, but filled with emotional drama.

These stories are broken out here for a message. The acting of each of those named above is profound and never once over the top. Each story could be its own film, yet the brief glimpse provided into each life is just about all we can take. Ms. Moncrief has created a gem and a view into life's pain that crosses all genders, races and socio-economic boundaries. OK, I did smile once ... when I heard that Brittany Murphy's character has the last name KUTCHER!!

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