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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 »
1 win & 5 nominations See more »
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  (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 .... adr mixer
David Ho .... re-recording mixer
David Ho .... sound effects editor
Mario Manti-Gualtiero .... dialogue editor
Mario Manti-Gualtiero .... sound effects editor
Thomas K. Nash .... assistant sound editor
Visual Effects by
David Ho .... digital compositor
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
Tony Baltierra .... production assistant (as Anthony Baltierra)
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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A Navy Corpsman who is attached to a field unit (Seabees, Marines, etc) is not unarmed, he carries a 9mm Beretta as a sidearm (for self defense only).See more »
Richard:[with admiration] You're so grounded. You think less, you know more. I think more, I know less.See more »
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References On the Town (1949)See more »
This Must Be the PlaceSee more »


Did I see the world trade towers when he left the ship? Pre 2001?
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15 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
Intersections, 30 December 2010
Author: gradyharp from United States

Charles Evered first wrote the play on which this film is based and then turned that play into a movie, directing it with all the sensitive promise of the script. It is a pleasure to experience this little low budget Indie and be swept up in the honest manner in which it invites us to look at our lives from a different perspective.

It is Fleet Week in New York, a time when sailors about to be shipped out to duty are given an evening of freedom with the option of accepting the invitation of families to invite them into their homes as a farewell. A young HM3 (navy corpsman) from Turkey Scratch, Arkansas played with poetic sensitivity by Ethan Peck (grandson of Gregory Peck) is serendipitously 'adopted' by a dysfunctional New York couple - Patricia (Bebe Neuwirth) runs a gallery and husband Richard (Peter Coyote) makes films. As Patricia responds to the sailor's wonder, 'Movies are what people what to go see, films are what you try to convince people to see' - evidence that Patricia has been supporting the marriage so that Richard doesn't have to work except to make unwanted films: the couple is nearing dissolution. Through one evening of conversation Patricia and Richard voice their failing love, the sailor maintains an innocence about life in the big city and in doing so shares some of his own small town fears and frustrations about becoming an adult- and the three people find a new look on their lives as a result. The film is at once hilarious, verbally brutal, revealing, and genuinely tender as these three people's lives intersect to find new and healthy direction.

Ethan Peck is absolutely extraordinary in maintaining his innocent near-angel role, never becoming mawkish or a parody of 'Southern uneducated kids'. He is a joy throughout the film and demonstrates that he is an actor of great promise. Bebe Neuwirth and Peter Coyote are both solid and polished actors and make us examine their decadent marriage without allowing the viewer to take sides but instead to ache for both of them. The film is a jewel and speaks especially loudly about the young lads who are being sent off to war. Charles Evered is a major talent to watch. Highly Recommended.

Grady Harp

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