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Adopt a Sailor -- Adopt a Sailor, tells the story of a dysfunctional, sophisticated New York couple, who inadvertently Adopt a Sailor, during Fleet Week--- and in the course of one evening, these three very different people become a kind of surrogate family and change


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5 January 2009 (France) See more »
He fell out of a plane and into their lives.
A self-involved New York couple adopt a sailor during Fleet Week. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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trite, sticky-sweet, pretentious, phony nonsense See more (5 total) »


  (in credits order)

Bebe Neuwirth ... Patricia

Peter Coyote ... Richard

Ethan Peck ... Sailor
Wendy Rolfe Evered ... USO Officer
Scot Cregan ... Navy Lieutenant - USO
Christopher Scholl ... Officer on Deck - USS WASP
Lezly Clayton ... Woman #1 in Time Square
Jenel Fontes ... Woman #2 in Time Square (as Janell Fontes)
Curt Clarke ... Marine shaving on USS WASP (as Gunnery Srgt. Curt Clarke)
Jeremy Siegrist ... Marine on USS WASP (as MC1 Jeremy Siegrist)
Andrew McCord ... Marine on USS WASP (as MC2 Andrew McCord)
Renae Madore ... Woman in Port Authority
Griffin Wade ... Teen in Port Authority
Margaret Evered ... Young Girl in Port Authority
John Evered ... Young Boy in USO
Elizabeth Thompson ... Navy Project Officer (as MC2 Elizabeth Thompson)
Amy Lovato ... USO Show Troupe Coordinator
Brian Whiting ... USO Advisor
Audrey Loggia ... Woman in Columbus Circle
Cynthia Armstrong ... Young Woman in Columbus Circle
Ron Hunt ... Sailor on USS WASP
Davis Pegram ... Sailor on USS WASP
Aaron Hale ... Sailor on USS WASP
Kavan P. Checote ... US Naval Sea Cadets Corp (as PO2 Kavan P. Checote NSCC EOD)
Andrae O. Sutherland ... United States Navy Recruiter (as Andrae O. Sutherland DC2 SW/AW)
Ed Fingerling ... Musician in Times Square
Steve Wells ... Man in Times Square
Jon Wagner ... Jon the golfer
Patrick Evans ... Pete the golfer
Tony Avila ... Tony the golfer
Dan Ball ... Running golfer
Ruth Anderson ... Ruth the golfer
Efren Gallardo ... American Medical Response Team
Carmen Capozzi ... Woman at USO Event
Lynelle Johnson ... Woman at USO Event

Directed by
Charles Evered 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Charles Evered  writer

Produced by
Sherry Halperin .... producer
David Ho .... producer
Sarah Johnson .... associate producer
Audrey Loggia .... producer
Mike Marix .... executive producer
Mark Victor .... producer
Kim Waltrip .... executive producer
Kim Waltrip .... line producer
Kim Waltrip .... producer
Original Music by
Joshua Fardon 
Cinematography by
Ulf Soderqvist 
Film Editing by
Marty James 
Production Design by
David Borgula 
Makeup Department
Judy Twine .... key hair stylist
Judy Twine .... key makeup artist
Production Management
David Ho .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Suzanne LaBelle .... second assistant director
Jim McKinney .... first assistant director
Sound Department
Lorita de la Cerna .... foley artist
Lorita de la Cerna .... foley mixer & editor
Randy Dzielak .... boom operator
Michael Gassert .... adr recordist
Diane Greco .... foley artist
David Ho .... sound effects editor
David Ho .... sound re-recording mixer
Mario Manti-Gualtiero .... dialogue editor
Mario Manti-Gualtiero .... sound effects editor
Visual Effects by
Mario Manti-Gualtiero .... digital compositor
Camera and Electrical Department
Simon Soderqvist .... assistant camera
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Caryl Eagle .... wardrobe
Music Department
Joshua Fardon .... composer: theme music
Other crew
Anthony Baltierra .... production assistant
Shirin June Behrouzfard .... production assistant
Steve Choi .... production assistant
Kevin Cramer .... production assistant
Chris Cronin .... production assistant
Jason Gayler .... production accountant
Anthony Grippa .... production assistant
Suzanne LaBelle .... production coordinator
Audrey Norris .... script supervisor
Christopher Scholl .... naval technical advisor
Matthew Shaker .... stand-in
Jessi Sundell .... production assistant
Amy Szilagyi .... production assistant
Elizabeth Carol Thompson .... naval technical advisor
Sasha Young .... production assistant
Bob Anderson .... grateful acknowledgment (as Cdr. Robert Anderson)
Amy Lovato .... grateful acknowledgment
Christine Murphy .... special thanks
Caroldean Ross .... sincere thanks
Elizabeth Carol Thompson .... sincere thanks
Brian Whiting .... very special thanks

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85 min
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"Adopt a Sailor" is an actual program with USO.See more »
Patricia:What's the point of getting married if we can't be unattractive to each other?
Richard:I thought the point of getting married was to placate your father before he died.
Patricia:No. No, you're forgetting that's the sentimental reason we leak to friends. The real reason is because you can't make money and you knew my family had plenty of it. Ring a bell?
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Did I see the world trade towers when he left the ship? Pre 2001?
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3 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
trite, sticky-sweet, pretentious, phony nonsense, 29 December 2012
Author: jm10701 from United States

Fairly good performances by the three stars are sabotaged by a plodding and pretentious screenplay. Reviewers on other sites who see parallels with Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? aren't entirely wrong, but they miss the fact that Edward Albee is a genius and Charles Evered is not. This is a dumbed-down, lightened-up, sped-up, Lifetime-movie version of Woolf, filled with clichés and dialog so trite that it makes even talented actors (which these three are) seem like hams.

Patricia (Neuwirth) comes closest to being a believable character; unlike the two men, she has more than one side: a sarcastic harridan who despises her ineffectual husband (like Martha in Woolf) and a sympathetic, even motherly woman who is aware of her own failings. Unfortunately, Neuwirth isn't well cast for either of those roles: she does sarcastic cold-hearted b!tch better than just about anybody, but when it comes to snarling and spitting like an enraged tigress (Liz Taylor's Martha), it's just acting with Neuwirth, and not very good acting.

Richard (Coyote) and Sailor (Peck) are so shallow and one-dimensional that it's surprising when they turn and you see they're not cardboard cutouts. Coyote's whining, thumb-sucking, new-age twit in this stupid movie is almost unbearable. Peck is a too-good-to-be-true angel unawares, a heavenly creature who drifts down off a cloud in his blinding-white sailor duds and his aw-shucks-y'all sincerity and sets Pat and Rich's world a-spinning. He's so perfect I kept wishing somebody would knock his teeth out, or that he'd turn out to have flaws like human beings have, but he never did.

Another reviewer said, "Adopt a Sailor seems sugary and contrived initially." I say it never becomes anything else, and by the end the sugar is SO thick there should be an automatic link to Woolf, or at least a clip - Liz with her hands on her hips braying her rage at the moon - to help viewers clear out the sour taste this shallow, saccharine, contrived, phony movie leaves.

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