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Jolene -- At the age of fifteen, Jolene, a free-spirited orphan, embarks on a decade-long cross country adventure, where she experiences life, love, heartbreak and freedom.
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Jolene -- At the age of fifteen, Jolene, a free-spirited orphan, embarks on a decade-long cross country adventure, where she experiences life, love, heartbreak and freedom.

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Dennis Yares (screenplay)
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A life between the exit signs
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A teenage orphan spends ten years traveling cross-country experiencing life, love and heartbreak. Based on E.L. Doctorow's story, "Jolene: A Life." | Full synopsis »
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Cast

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Jessica Chastain ... Jolene

Frances Fisher ... Cindy

Rupert Friend ... Coco Leger

Dermot Mulroney ... Uncle Phil
Zeb Newman ... Mickey

Chazz Palminteri ... Sal Fontaine

Denise Richards ... Marin

Theresa Russell ... Aunt Kay

Michael Vartan ... Brad

Shannon Whirry ... Teacher
Drea Pruseau ... Nurse
Mickey Cottrell ... Dr. Bloomberg
Mary Jane Johnson ... Mrs. Ames
Bri Acsani ... Suicide Girl
Julie Sledge ... Girl in Hospital

Klor Rowland ... Carrot Truck Driver (as Klor Rowland Jr.)
David Roberts ... Customer at Desert Queen
Wesley Allen ... Customer at Desert Queen
Stephanie Likes ... Kendra
Ron Welch ... Roller Skater Waiter

Jose Rosete ... Sid
Jonathan Simpson ... Biker Judge

Sherry Leigh ... Tatoo Lady
Samuel Hartstein ... Coco Jr.
Zachary Hartstein ... Coco Jr.
Dennis Yares ... Gentleman's Club Manager

Benjamin Mouton ... Jimmy
Eddie Guerra ... Frank

Ron Jordan ... Assassin (as Ronald Jordan)
Matthew Joyce ... Assassin

Amy Landers ... Peggy
Debbie Bartelt ... Brad's Mother
Cody Copp ... Delivery Boy (as Cody Kopp)

Matt Hish ... Benjamin the Waiter (as Matthew Hish)
Turner G. Davis ... Minister (as Turner Davis)
Josef Rainer ... Brad's Father
Grant Simonson ... Brad Jr. Infant
Avi Angel ... Brad Jr. 7 months
Jacqueline Torres ... Rosie
Sally Jo Bannow ... Lawyer
Maria Amorocho ... Shelter Director
Nadine Jackson ... Female Police Officer (as Nadine Jackson-Akers)
Shane Dean ... Police Officer #1
Jason Sallee ... Police Officer #2

John Dobradenka ... Legal Aid Lawyer

Jennifer Pfalzgraff ... Maya
Coco Angel ... Mother in Hollywood
Alonzo Maellet ... Child in Hollywood

Asher Angel ... Brad Jr. 5 years old
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Stephanie Alger ... Bus Station Girl (uncredited)
Kaily Alissano ... Coworker (uncredited)
Ronald Axell ... Party scenes / participant (uncredited)
Hayden Blades ... Comic Artist (uncredited)

Deuandra T. Brown ... Club Dancer (uncredited)
Mireya S. Brown ... Club Dancer (uncredited)
Anna Burchill ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Anthony Casanova ... Guest at Family BBQ (uncredited)
Cheridy Clement ... Waitress Rose (uncredited)

Joshua A. Cohen ... Fine Diner (uncredited)
Douglas L. Cook ... Mental Hospital Orderly (uncredited)

Jared Cyr ... John Bone - Aunt Kay's best friend from work (uncredited)
Emily Edwards ... Woman in Shelter (uncredited)
Julia Farrell ... Club Dancer (uncredited)
Tara Fischer ... Carhop (uncredited)
Chris Flint ... Club Goer (uncredited)
Tracy Garretson ... Country Club Member (uncredited)

Pat Giglio ... Party Scene Guest (uncredited)

Sallie Glaner ... Business Woman (uncredited)

Barbara Glover ... Sales Clerk (uncredited)

Jessica Godber ... Dancer (uncredited)
Theresa Heredia ... Extra (uncredited)
Bob Huff ... Party participator (uncredited)
Elaine Huff ... Party Participator (uncredited)

Cristen Irene ... Waitress at Party Scene (uncredited)

Marcus Jordan ... Businessman (uncredited)

Greg Joseph ... Country Club Pianist (uncredited)
Mike Lawler ... Justice of the Peace (uncredited)
Sidney Malone ... Brad's Mother's Friend (uncredited)
David Matteson ... Young Man on Date (uncredited)
Rick Mattoon ... Country Club Member (uncredited)

Danny Max ... Boy (uncredited)
Ciro Mennella ... Attorney (uncredited)
Price Mitchum ... Ex-Boyfriend (uncredited)
Scott Munson ... Drive-In Patron (uncredited)
Travis Scott Newman ... Travis, the Maitre D' (uncredited)
Gunner O'Moore ... Guest at Family BBQ (uncredited)
Daren Palacio ... Wedding Guest (uncredited)

Louie Palmieri ... Bus Station Dad (uncredited)
Ron Provencal ... Club Patron (uncredited)

Cathy Rankin ... Susie (uncredited)
Gloria Jean Robertson ... Showgirl in Cafe (uncredited)

Sylvia Romero ... Party Guest / Participant (uncredited)
Andrew M. Rose ... Dancer (uncredited)
Jacquelyn Rueda ... Party Scenes (uncredited)

John Schile ... Wedding Guest (uncredited)
Jedediah Shoemaker ... Brad's Best Man (uncredited)

Torin Sixx ... Wedding Photographer (uncredited)
Mary Ann Snyder ... Nanny (uncredited)
Nathan Spector ... Background (uncredited)

Deena Trudy ... Office Assistant (uncredited)
Alyssa Waldrip ... Young Girl in Church (uncredited)
Dave Yekell ... Club Goer (uncredited)
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Directed by
Dan Ireland 
 
Writing credits
Dennis Yares (screenplay)

E.L. Doctorow (story "Jolene: A Life")

Michael Gilio (additional writing)

Produced by
Luis Colina .... associate producer
Carol Ellison Fleming .... associate producer
Zachary Matz .... producer
Alex Poulos .... associate producer
Riva Yares .... producer
 
Original Music by
Harry Gregson-Williams 
 
Cinematography by
Claudio Rocha (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Luis Colina 
 
Casting by
Venus Kanani 
Mary Vernieu 
 
Production Design by
Bernt Amadeus Capra 
 
Art Direction by
William Budge 
 
Set Decoration by
Nicole Lobart 
 
Costume Design by
Gail McMullen 
 
Makeup Department
Laura Berman .... key hair stylist: Los Angeles
Siobhan Carmody .... makeup department head
Carissa Ferreri .... assistant makeup artist: Las Vegas
Adrienne Lynn .... assistant hair stylist
Adrienne Lynn .... assistant makeup artist
Dori Randall .... assistant hair stylist
Krystle Randall .... assistant makeup artist: Las Vegad
Jennifer Schweitzar .... assistant makeup artist: Las Vegas
Vicki Vacca .... key makeup artist
 
Production Management
Nanda Rao .... unit production manager
Jason Sallee .... assistant to production manager
Clare Witt .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Kyle Bartlett .... second assistant director
Rod Smith .... first assistant director
Paul Yang .... second second assistant director
 
Art Department
Kenn Coplan .... construction coordinator
Turner G. Davis .... artist: Jolene's artr
Katie L. Greisiger .... art department assistant (as Katie Greisiger)
Matt Hausmann .... lead man
Eleni C. Krimitsos .... buyer (as Eleni Krimitsos)
Tobey L. Levine .... key art department assistant (as Tobey Levine)
Cristine Maia .... assistant buyer
Jeffrey M. O'Brien .... property master
Paul V. Picerni Jr. .... assistant property master (as Paul Picerni)
Robert Ruggeri .... swing gang
Peter Schleifer .... swing gang
Jefry Shebroe .... on-set dresser
Jason Baldwin Stewart .... key swing (as Jason Baldwin)
Greg Manke .... on-set dresser (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Jeremy Balko .... adr mixer
Jon DeStefano .... sound editor
Jason Gaya .... assistant sound editor (as Jason 'Frenchie' Gaya)
Judah Getz .... foley mixer
Jerry Gilbert .... sound re-recording mixer
Dick Hansen .... sound mixer
Vidal Hernandez .... cable assistant
Michael Kaleta .... boom operator
Richard Kitting .... sound recordist (as Richard 'Tricky' Kitting)
Kenneth Marsten .... assistant sound editor (as Kenny Marsten)
Zach Michaelis .... foley artist
Jay Nierenberg .... sound designer
Jay Nierenberg .... sound supervisor
Todd Niesen .... sound editor
Rick Polanco .... assistant sound editor
Stuart Provine .... sound designer
James Ridgley .... sound mixer: second unit
Vicki Vandegrift .... foley artist (as Vicki O'Reilly Vandegrift)
Robert Dehn .... assistant sound editor (uncredited)
Andrew Morgado .... adr mixer (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Steve Newquist .... special effects coordinator: Killer FX
 
Visual Effects by
Joe Alaniz .... scanning and recording producer: iO Film
Brian Beard .... restoration conformist: iO Film
Adam Hawkey .... restoration colorist: iO Film
Christopher Jones .... visual effects graphic artist: Titles, iO Filn
Michael John Koetter .... restoration data manager: iO Film (as Mike Koetter)
Mia Lavezzi .... restoration artist: iO Film
Kenneth Nakada .... visual effects supervisor: Momentum VFX
Erik Paesel .... visual effects data manager: Momentum VFX
Martha Soehendra .... visual effects compositor: Momentum VFX (as Martha E. Soehendra)
Elaine Essex Thompson .... visual effects producer: Momentum VFX
Sean Wilson .... visual effects compositor: Momentum VFX
Christopher Dusendschon .... digital imaging supervisor: iO FILM (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Chuck Borden .... stunt coordinator: Las Vegas
Sophia Crawford .... stunt double: Jolene
Eddie Matthews .... stunt coordinator: Arizona
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Armando Bareño II .... additional second assistant camera: Las Vegas (as Armando Bareno)
Greg Barrera .... electrician: Las Vegas
Rick Baur .... additional second assistant camera
Mike Byrne .... electrician
Tyler Cadwell .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Mark Carlile .... balloon lighting: Skylight Inc.
Rocky Collier .... balloon technician
Cary Cook .... camera operator: second unit
Oscar Corona .... electrician
Troy Felder .... electrician
Dan Foley .... electrician
Lewis Fowler .... second assistant camera
Rom Gemar .... camera loader
Michael Gulbin .... key grip
Mitch Gulbin .... dolly grip
Billy Harper .... electrician
Danny Hernandez .... company grip (as Daniel Hernandez)
Sarah Keally .... company grip (as Sarah Keally Steinberg)
Thomas Kelii .... electrician: Los Angeles
Christopher Kidder .... company grip (as Chris Kidder)
David Knoblock .... electrician
Dominic Mainl .... first assistant camera: Las Vegas
Joey Martin .... grip: Los Angeles
BJ McDonnell .... camera operator (as B.J. McDonnell)
BJ McDonnell .... steadicam operator (as B.J. McDonnell)
Dave McDougall .... electrician
Mike McGarry .... electrician: Las Vegas
Jon McGinty .... electrician
Adam Meltzer .... balloon technician
Marty Miller .... key grip
Chris Moore .... grip: Los Angeles
Chris Morley .... electrician
Don Mosley .... chief lighting technician (as Donny Mosley)
Bob Myers .... best boy grip
Felipe Pena .... company grip
William Repetti .... grip: Las Vegas
Amishjim Schulze .... company grip (as Jim 'Amish' Schulze)
Dennis Scully .... still photographer (as Dennis Skully)
Jedediah Shoemaker .... best boy grip
Grant Smith .... grip: Los Angeles
Rick Spears .... assistant chief lighting technician
Oscar Uriarte .... company grip
Sylvia Vidaurri .... still photographer
Greg Wimer .... first assistant camera
Robert Winkler .... electrician: Los Angeles
Jaxon Woods .... company grip
Robert Agee .... electrician (uncredited)
Drew Hoffman .... grip (uncredited)
Xavier Luevano .... grip (uncredited)
 
Animation Department
Cavin Gray .... background artist (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
William Bolander .... extras casting: Arizona (as Billy Bolander)
J.C. Cantu .... casting associate
Gay Gilbert .... casting: Arizona
Julie Goldman .... extras casting: Las Vegas, Goldman and Associates
Lindsay Graham .... casting assistant
Barbara Harris .... adr voice casting
Julie Swistak .... casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Carlos Brown .... costume supervisor
Mercedes Carmona .... cutter/fitter
Jared Cyr .... costume assistant
Bill Hamilton .... tailor: Las Vegas (as William Hamilton)
Ryan Lennon .... set costumer
Elsi Thompson .... set costumer
 
Editorial Department
Edrian Colina .... assistant film editor
Richard Flores Jr. .... colorist: dailies (as Richard Flores)
Celena Martirossian .... editorial facilities manager: The New Post Group
Mary Nelson-Duerrstein .... negative cutter (as Mary Nelson-Fraser)
Royce Smith .... color timer
 
Music Department
Stephen Barton .... composer: additional music
James Bladon .... music editor
David Buckley .... composer: additional music
Halli Cauthery .... composer: additional music
William Ewart .... music supervisor
Meri Gavin .... assistant music editor
Harry Gregson-Williams .... score producer
Steve Griffen .... music editor
The Hollywood Studio Orchestra .... musicians
Costa Kotselas .... assistant scoring engineer
Jamie Luker .... scoring engineer
Malcolm Luker .... score mixer
Malcolm Luker .... score recordist
The Wavecrest Chorale .... musicians
Clare Witt .... music supervisor
Peter DiStefano .... musician: guitar (uncredited)
Esther McIntosh .... orchestration coordinator (uncredited)
Ladd McIntosh .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Tony Morales .... musician: guitars (uncredited)
Peter Rotter .... orchestra contractor (uncredited)
Booker White .... head of music preparation (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Gil Amaral .... driver: Las Vegas
Gil Amaral .... transportation captain
Robin Baldwin .... driver: Arizona
Greg 'Lumpy' Benedict .... transportation co-captain: Las Vegas/Los Angeles (as Greg Benedick)
Justin Bojarski .... driver: Los Angeles (as Justin Bojarski-Pulaski)
Jason Breen .... driver: Los Angeles
Mike Brock .... driver: Arizona
Kevin Carlson .... driver: Arizona
Mark Colloton .... driver: Arizona
Sean Dugen .... driver: Las Vegas (as Sean Dugan)
Ronald P. Dyer .... driver: Los Angeles (as Ronald Dyer)
Tim Edwards .... transportation captain: Arizona
Chuck Erlenbach .... driver: Arizona
Ed Everett .... driver: Las Vegas
Robert Fulps .... driver: Los Angeles
Damon Goldman .... driver: Las Vegas
Charles Goldsmith .... driver: Las Vegas
Brian D. Hall .... driver: Los Angeles (as Brian Hall)
Kelly Harkess .... driver: Los Angeles
Lee Hashold .... driver: process trailer/camera car, Arizona/Las Vegas, Camera Cars Unlimited
Eric Hofstetter .... driver: Arizona
Constance L. Hoy .... driver: Arizona (as Connie Hoy)
Scott Jimerson .... transportation co-captain: Las Vegas/Los Angeles
Ronald Johnson Jr. .... driver: Arizona
Marlon Johnson .... driver: Arizona
Simon Klein .... driver: Los Angeles
Pat Larkin .... driver: Arizona
David Lee .... driver: Arizona
Joe Marsi .... driver: Los Angeles
Kenny Mason .... transportation coordinator: Arizona
Bo Pearce .... driver: Arizona
David Perelle .... driver: Arizona
Leslie Slaughter .... driver: Las Vegas
Chuck Tomasello .... driver: Los Angeles
Garret Vandievier .... driver: Las Vegas
Byron Wilkerson .... driver: Arizona
Roger Wooge .... driver: Las Vegas
 
Other crew
Leslie Abell .... legal representative: Myman Abel Fineman Fox Greenspan Light
Herach Arzounian .... set medic: Las Vegas (as Herach Arzourian)
Alba Balderas .... insurance agent: Truman Van Dyke
Hayden Blades .... set production assistant
Cody Christensen .... office assistant: Las Vegas
Scott Colgan .... set production assistant
Kelly Cronin .... script supervisor
Annie Dalton .... craft service (as Ann Dalton)
Trevor Dauten .... assistant: Dan Ireland
Robert W. Davis .... assistant production office coordinator
Lloyd Ellis .... location manager: Las Vegas
Kai Ephron .... location manager: Los Angeles
David Falicki .... set medic: Los Angeles (as Dave Falicki)
Tara Fischer .... set production assistant
Michael Fischler .... production accountant (as Mike Fischler)
Darcy Gomez-Young .... set medic: Los Angeles
John Hart .... insurance agent: Truman Van Dyke
Kim Hyde .... set medic: Arizona, Paramedics P.R.N.
Dan Hyduk .... assistant location manager
Dan Hyduk .... location manager: Las Vegas
Felicia Jaffe .... on-set teacher
Donna Jensen .... assistant: Riva Yares
Stephanie Ketcham .... assistant production accountant
Christopher Kubek .... additional set production assistant
James Kwon .... set production assistant
Lisa Larrivee .... production coordinator
Antonio Luna .... office assistant
David Matteson .... set production assistant
Sandra McNally .... set medic: Arizona, Paramedics P.R.N.
Rambo Mendoza .... set production assistant
Paula Merril-Belak .... location manager: Arizona
Ted Milano .... set medic: Las Vegas
Robert M. Myman .... legal representative: Myman Abel Fineman Fox Greenspan Light
Rose Nicklas .... travel agent: Aspen Travel
Daniel Pitrucha .... craft service: Las Vegas
Erik Ries .... title designer: main and end titles
Victor Rivkin .... assistant: Chazz Palminteri
Randall Robinson .... office assistant: Las Vegas
Christian Sampson .... set production assistant
Jeri Stark .... craft service: Los Angeles, Big Bites Craft Service
Kim Stenton .... legal representative: Myman Abel Fineman Fox Greenspan Light
John Takenaka .... set production assistant
Mike Tank .... key office assistant (as Mike 'Tank' Tank)
Melissa Torell .... craft service: Melissa's Munchies
Lawrence Walther .... location scout: Arizona
Billy Williams .... craft service assistant: Las Vegas
Paul Yang .... key set production assistant
David Zickle .... assistant location manager
Cristal Calderon .... production assistant (uncredited)
Carol A. Compton .... script clearance (uncredited)
Douglas L. Cook .... stand-in (uncredited)
Joel Goldes .... dialect coach (uncredited)
Sandra Jessop .... stand-in (uncredited)
Rick Lipton .... dialogue coach: Rupert Friend (uncredited)
Justin Mack .... stand-in (uncredited)
David Matteson .... second unit assistant (uncredited)
Lee Meltzer .... film publicist (uncredited)
Heather Taylor .... stand-in (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Jonathan Bell .... thanks
John Bone .... in loving memory of
Jewel Chastain .... in loving memory of
Curtis Harrington .... in loving memory of
Fishel Kilstok .... dedicatee
Fons Rademakers .... in loving memory of
 

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Rated R for strong sexual content, nudity, language, some violence and drug use
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121 min
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Certification:
USA:R (certificate #43684)

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Factual errors: When Jolene is narrating about the trial of Uncle Phil she says that she needed to prove that she was 16 and therefore he was guilty of "statutory rape"; This part of the film takes place in South Carolina where the age of consent is 16 therefore it would not be statutory rape, he could be found guilty of adultery and that would have been grounds for divorce from his wife though.See more »
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11 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
"Jolene" is an unforgettable journey, 29 April 2011
Author: napierslogs from Ontario, Canada

"Jolene" is quite a film. It's about the journey of life for Jolene (Jessica Chastain), who is quite a character. A girl who was left to be raised by the authorities, she is itching to experience more of the world and be happy—the type of girl who could get hurt. But Jolene has an indescribable quality that makes people fall in love with her, lust after her, commit crimes for her and then go crazy, and generally in that order. Likelihood is they'll get hurt instead of Jolene.

The film strikes a remarkable balance between the quirky, comedic charms of the characters and the somber and serious situations that Jolene gets herself into. Although, as a caveat, I do recognize the critics' complaints that that balance can be quite jarring. The journey the film takes us on with this unforgettable character is a fascinating, funny and joyful one, but also at times, harrowing. Crimes of passion, crimes in the name of God, and crimes for money — all for Jolene — are all committed. No body is left unturned.

The path the film took to get to us is almost as tumultuous as that of its heroine. Tumbling through the small film festival circuit in 2008 and 2009, it didn't get a distribution deal until 2010. And then it only opened in a handful of screens. But now everybody can finally see this extraordinary film and extraordinary actress. Jessica Chastain is starring in Terrence Malick's highly-anticipated, masterpiece-to-be "The Tree of Life". It's time to meet this star-in-the-making in "Jolene".

"Jolene" captured my heart, and then attempted to stomp all over it, but the film leaves its mark, as does the character Jolene, as does Chastain. I'm still not exactly sure how to take it, but it was an amazing experience.

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