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Alex Metcalf (written by)
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What can you do for your country?
Plot:
In 1963, during the swirl of glamour and intrigue that turned President John F. Kennedy's Washington into Camelot, a lonely 13-year-old Catholic school boy comes of age. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Gretchen Mol ... Catherine Caswell

James Rebhorn ... Lucian Carver

Cameron Bright ... Adam Stafford

Mark Pellegrino ... Graham Caswell

Perrey Reeves ... Adrienne Stafford

Noah Wyle ... Mike Stafford

Jimmy Bellinger ... Jimmy

Jermaine Crawford ... Andre
Jerry Hart ... Carl
Lisa-Lisbeth Finney ... Sister Mary Eunice
Laurel Astri ... Faith
Sarah Hart ... Patricia
Jerry Whiddon ... Jacques
Monika Samtani ... Sita
Hannah Williams ... Magda
Gerry Paradiso ... Del Valle

Kris Arnold ... Charlie
Courtney Miller ... Carol

J.P. Aaron ... White House Sentry
Charli Banish ... Student of Holy Cross School
DeAunna Blackwell ... Student of Holy Cross School
Riviera Boatman ... Student of Holy Cross School
Nicholas Cable ... Student of Holy Cross School
Nathalie Denham ... Student of Holy Cross School
Thuliso Dingwall ... Student of Holy Cross School

Louisa Erlich ... Student of Holy Cross School
Roth Esposito ... Student of Holy Cross School
Michael Fowle ... Student of Holy Cross School
Jaime Friedlander ... Student of Holy Cross School
Dylan Garten ... Student of Holy Cross School
Julianna Gillis ... Student of Holy Cross School
Alex Hart ... Student of Holy Cross School
Andrew Hebert ... Student of Holy Cross School
Austin Jewel ... Student of Holy Cross School
Joshua Katinsky ... Student of Holy Cross School
Evan Knapp ... Student of Holy Cross School
Jeffrey Kurkjian ... Student of Holy Cross School

Randi Langdon ... Student of Holy Cross School
Geri Levin ... Student of Holy Cross School
Shamal Lewis ... Student of Holy Cross School
Nicole Megahan ... Student of Holy Cross School

Andy Riddle ... Student of Holy Cross School
Jordan Riddle ... Student of Holy Cross School
Brian Riemer ... Student of Holy Cross School
Eric G. Ryan ... Student of Holy Cross School (as Eric Ryan)
Nick Stamos ... Student of Holy Cross School
Grace Stephens ... Student of Holy Cross School (as Gracie Stephens)
Sally Stephens ... Student of Holy Cross School
Dean Stokes ... Student of Holy Cross School
Sophie Szarko ... Student of Holy Cross School
Adam Uslan ... Student of Holy Cross School
Brent Wang ... Student of Holy Cross School
Devon Zohr ... Student of Holy Cross School
Monika Mercedes ... Young girl on hill
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Zoë Hamberger ... Student of Holy Cross School

Sarah Grace Hart ... Patricia
Susan Jeanne Snyder ... Crying Nun

Sean Murphy ... Secret Service Agent (uncredited)

Directed by
William Olsson 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Alex Metcalf (written by)

Produced by
John Daly .... executive producer
Carol Flaisher .... line producer
Kevin Leydon .... producer
Alex Metcalf .... co-producer
William Olsson .... producer
 
Original Music by
Dustin O'Halloran 
 
Cinematography by
David Insley 
 
Film Editing by
Scott Chestnut 
 
Casting by
Johanna Ray 
 
Production Design by
Vincent Peranio 
 
Set Decoration by
Susan Kessel 
 
Costume Design by
Rolande Glicenstein 
 
Makeup Department
Ardis Cohen .... hair stylist
Charmaine Henninger .... hair stylist
Janice Kinigopoulos .... key hair stylist
Annabelle MacNeal .... makeup artist (as Annabelle Macneal)
Ngozi Olandu .... makeup artist
Debi Young .... key makeup artist
Sherri Zebeck .... makeup artist (as Sherri Rybczynski)
 
Production Management
Katherine Dorrer .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Timothy Blockburger .... second second assistant director
Frank Ferro .... first assistant director
Kurt Uebersax .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Erik Boring .... lead man
Alex Brandenburg .... set dresser
Anthony L. Brennan Jr. .... scenic
Scott C. Dunn .... construction coordinator (as Scott Dunn)
Patrick T. Eagan .... swing gang (as Patrick Eagan)
John Fulcher .... swing gang
Dave Gerlach .... welder
Francesca Gerlach .... scenic foreman
Beth Grunder .... swing gang
Randy G. Herbert .... gang boss (as Randy Herbert)
Greg Jacobs .... set dresser
Michael Key .... carpenter
Devra Kitterman .... key greens
Brian Kline .... artwork: Catherine's diary artwork
John Millard .... set dresser
Dawson Nolley .... assistant property master
Peter Oktavec .... scenic
Lucinda E. Pealer .... scenic gang boss
Mibs C. Pell .... artwork: Catherine's paintings
Elizabeth Raber .... greens
Claire Sharp .... scenic
Rebecca Shpak .... set dresser
Bob Spore .... property master
Caleb Stine .... set dresser
Todd Stolte .... greens
John Struss .... carpenter
Dale V. Swavely .... greens (as Dale Swavely)
Keith Weaver .... artwork: Catherine's painting of Adam
John Weiffenbach .... carpenter
Jason Wicksell .... set dresser
Keith Weaver .... charge scenic (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Rick Angelella .... production sound mixer
Paul Aronoff .... adr mixer
Carol Everson .... boom operator
Michael Ferdie .... dialogue supervisor
Jeff Gomillion .... adr mixer
Ivan Hawkes .... cable
Scott Hecker .... supervising sound editor
Gary Marullo .... foley artist
Bill Meadows .... dubbing recordist
Dean Minnerly .... foley artist
Matthew J. Mondrick .... foley mixer
Frank A. Montaño .... sound re-recording mixer
Brad North .... sound effects editor
Bryan Pennington .... stereo sound consultant: Dolby Stereo
Peter Reale .... sound re-recording mixer
Philip Rogers .... adr recordist
Roy Seeger .... assistant sound editor
Roy Seeger .... foley editor
Walter Spencer .... dialogue editor
 
Special Effects by
Hank Atterbury .... special effects coordinator
William Catania .... special effects assistant
Alison Haygood .... special effects assistant
Jim McPherson .... special effects assistant
 
Visual Effects by
Regan Copeland .... digital conform
Regan Copeland .... visual effects
Karen M. Nichols .... main title design
John Nicolard .... digital intermediate supervisor
Eric 'Woody' Wood .... digital conform
Eric 'Woody' Wood .... visual effects
 
Stunts
Chuck Jeffreys .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Wayne Arnold .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Ian Axilrod .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
John C. Barber .... grip
Sarah Brandes .... film loader
Murdoch Campbell .... gaffer
Frank Caslin .... electrician
Richard Chisolm .... camera operator
Dean Citroni .... best boy grip
Timothy H. Coté .... rigging grip
Beth Dubber .... still photographer
Phaedra Eason .... grip
Rodney French .... dolly grip
Nick Gardner .... Steadicam operator
Rusty Gardner .... video assist
William J. Gray .... first assistant camera (as Bill Gray)
Randy Greer .... technocrane operator
John Hamilton .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Lisa Hartjen .... best boy electric
Tim Hennessy .... second assistant camera
Louise Marie Hernon .... electrician
William T. Iversen .... grip (as William Iversen)
Michael Krebs .... first assistant camera: "b" camera (as Mike Krebs)
Mike Miller .... electrician
Jon Moore .... technocrane operator
David Noble .... key grip
Todd Norton .... electrician
Sean O'Harra .... grip
Michael O'Leary .... electrician
Jason Remeikis .... grip
John Scanlan .... generator operator
Elliott Snell .... electrician
Julian Sternthal .... key rigging grip
Rick Strodel .... grip
Wade Tyree .... electrician
Mark Walpole .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
 
Casting Department
Barbara Harris .... adr voice casting
Jenny Jue .... casting associate
Mandy Sprinkel .... casting: location & extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Linda M. Boyland .... key set costumer (as Linda Boyland)
Betty Brikowski .... tailor (as Elizabeth Brikowski)
Molly Cashman .... assistant costume designer
Allecia Davis .... set costumer
Dona Adrian Gibson .... costume supervisor
Constance Harris .... set costumer
Mary F. Miles .... tailor
Mary Wolfson .... tailor
 
Editorial Department
John Daro .... digital intermediate colorist
Bob Fredrickson .... laboratory timer
Patrick Gallagher .... assistant editor
Sherwood Jones .... assistant editor
Bill Schultz .... digital intermediate executive
Aria Stewart .... post-production coordinator
 
Music Department
Ilir Bakiu .... musician: cello and violin
Anton Berovski .... music preparation
Anton Berovski .... musician: violin
Davide Burani .... musician: harp
Johnny Caruso .... music editor
Francesco Donadello .... score mixing engineer
Alberto Farolfi .... musician: double bass
Alesso Gentilini .... musician: oboe
David Vito Gregoli .... composer: additional music: song
Bobby Lavelle .... music supervisor
Dustin O'Halloran .... musician: piano and vibraphone
Karyn Rachtman .... music supervisor
 
Transportation Department
Charles E. Bauer .... driver (as Chuck Bauer)
Albert W. Hamilton Sr. .... driver (as Albert Hamilton)
James Daniel Hubbard .... driver (as James Hubbard)
Greg Jacobs .... driver
Duane Kelly .... driver
Thomas F. Lombardi .... picture car coordinator
Michael Luckeroth .... driver
Frank R. Matkins .... driver (as Frank Matkins)
Monica Moore .... picture car wrangler
Charles R. Plantholt Sr. .... driver
Salvatore A. Raimond .... driver
Tony Raimondo .... transportation captain
Gerald Titus .... transportation co-captain
Foard J. Wilgis .... transportation coordinator (as Foard Wilgis)
Walter Wright .... driver
Bruce Zamzow .... driver
Kenneth Ziegler Jr. .... driver (as Kenny Ziegler Jr.)
 
Other crew
Viki Akiwumi .... tutor
Jeff Albrecht .... production assistant
Brian Alexander .... production assistant
William Archer .... legal services
Eric Bannat .... assistant location manager: Baltimore
Jonathan Benya .... stand-in (as Jon Benya)
Thomas Benya .... stand-in
Helen Bricker .... studio teacher
David Brown .... catering & craft services
Robby D. Bruce .... additional voice (as Robby Bruce)
Patrick Burn .... assistant location manager: Washington
Karen Carbone .... stand-in
Alex Castillo .... additional voice
Cathy Cavadini .... additional voice
Eddy Challita .... dialect coach
Christopher Clawson .... stand-in (as Chris Clawson)
Melissa Cohen .... production office assistant
Sylvia Davis .... production assistant
Matthew Deiss .... stand-in
Jason Dunn .... catering assistant
Amanda Faison .... production assistant
Bob Fajkowski .... stand-in
Sarah Fales .... craft service assistant
Jessie Flower .... additional voice
Robb Foglia .... script supervisor
Scott Foster .... key set production assistant
Lisa Fozzati .... production controller (as Lisa Hagenmeyer)
Damond Gordon .... catering assistant
Barbara Gregson .... film research and clearances
Evan Guilfoyle .... production assistant
Cindy Heidel .... location scout
David High .... tutor
William Hill .... production assistant
Healy Howard .... production office assistant
Jacqueline L. Hurd .... production assistant (as Jacqueline Hurd)
Nicholas Huynh .... production assistant
Charles 'Man' Johnson .... film runner (as Man Johnson)
Jeff Johnson .... set medic
Douglas M. Jones .... production assistant
Cody Klop .... additional voice
Danielle Koch .... production assistant
Tim Kossa .... location assistant
Katelyn Kowalick .... additional voice
Steven Lafferty .... production assistant
John Lamb .... set medic
Daniel Leaderman .... production assistant
Laura Lewis .... production office assistant
Austin Majors .... additional voice
Dylan Matlock .... production assistant
Noreen Reardon .... additional voice
Ayana Reece .... production assistant
Jeremy Reichwein .... location assistant
Shayla Reid .... production assistant
Julia Ro .... assistant production office manager
Julianna Rose .... additional voice
Evan Samuels .... production assistant
Jeremy Shada .... additional voice
Josh Slates .... location manager
Carey Stagmer .... production office intern
Anastasia Summers .... stand-in
Jennifer Tufaro .... production office manager
Kim Tuvin .... stand-in
Chad Tyler .... stand-in
Aria Wallace .... additional voice
Joe Waschak .... catering assistant
Amy Willis .... production assistant
 
Thanks
Paul D'Elia .... thanks
 

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Rated R for sexual content and language
Runtime:
Germany:96 min (European Film Market) | USA:93 min
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The iconic Washington stairs that featured prominently in The Exorcist (1973) make an appearance at the end of the film.See more »
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7 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
An interesting take on a real life story..., 9 October 2010
Author: Onthethreshold from Vancouver, Canada

To me this film is essentially your average made-for-TV production that isn't really memorable in one way or another. I'm not going to go into the acting, direction or overall plausibility of the storyline as other reviewers have except to say that this movie is basically a telling of the real life relationship between President John F. Kennedy and a Washington socialite named Mary Pinchot Meyer.

Meyer had been introduced to Kennedy some years back through various acquaintances, namely Ben Bradlee of the Washington Post fame who at that time was a reporter for Newsweek magazine and Bradlee was in fact married to Mary's sister, Tony. Mary Meyer had in fact been married to a CIA operative named Cord Meyer who as portrayed in this movie was once the idealistic and now cynical and alcoholic ex-husband still looking for a chance to reunite with his wife. Mary was also indeed an exceptionally attractive woman in her day and was artistic as depicted in this film by Gretchen Mol's character. The existence of a diary detailing the nature of the relationship with Kennedy was very much real in 1963-1964 for Mary Meyer and upon her death nearly a year after Kennedy was assassinated, CIA operatives were intent on retrieving the diary for the potentially explosive information it contained not only about the affair but also on Agency operations with a view to the idea that JFK shared secrets with Meyer that may have ultimately resulted in his assassination.

The plot of 'An American Affair' does indeed follow this real-life story nearly to the letter and the mystery surrounding Mary Meyer's death lingers today for those that believed she knew much more and indeed let on she knew who might have been responsible for the President's death. That is very much implied in this movie, but I can't help but think this could've been such a great film with a better script. It truly has all the ingredients of being a love story, political thriller and mystery wrapped up in one.

6 out of 10.

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