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The journey of three women of different backgrounds who are in a shelter in New Jersey. They deal with the struggles of co existing together in a flop house. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Sally Kirkland ... Elizabeth St. James

Rosemary Gore ... Mollie Siegel

Jeannie Evans ... Madison
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Matthew Amato ... Mike
Alfred Anthony ... Oak Hill Man #4
Craig Bassett ... Comedy Club Heckler
Gardy Belle-Fleur ... Porter

Harry Chambarry ... David

Vincent De Paul ... Moose
Joanne DeSantis ... Phyllis
John W. Dunphy ... Beefy McBeaferton
Delores Evans ... Madison's mom

Julie Fernandez ... Comedy Club Heckler
Mike Gallo ... Comedy Club Heckler
Julide Glanz ... Comedy Club Heckler
Michael Grennell ... Tennager #2
Michaela Grinnell ... Teenager
Annette Hassell ... Comedy Club Heckler
Eric Hassell ... Comedy Club Heckler
Bianca Hemingway ... Young Madison
Janet Hemingway ... Young Madison's Mom

Fiona Horrigan ... Angel
Matt Kamin ... Anton
David Kronick ... Comedy Club Heckler
Micheal Lapp ... Oak Hill Man #3
Peter LaVilla ... Tom
Vito LaVilla ... Elizabeth's Companion

Ron Leir ... Burt
Sameson Louis ... Boom Man

Henry Marrero ... Comedy Club Heckler
Jeannette Marrero ... Comedy Club Heckler
Gidget Medina ... Autograph Seeker fan
Phillip Medina ... Oak hill Man #2
Paula Milligan ... Princess
Jennifer Milo ... Jenny
Kymberli Morris ... Make-Up Artist
Bernice Popper ... Comedy Club Heckler
Catherine Povinelli ... Young Mollie
Bill Roz ... Oak Hill Man #5

Laura Shapanus ... Young Elizabeth

Nick Taylor ... Director
Carlos Trillo ... Oak Hill Man #1
Ricardo Victor ... Teenager
William Vonroth ... Elizabeth's Companion

Directed by
Peter LaVilla 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Peter LaVilla  writer

Produced by
Rosemary Gore .... associate producer
Sally Kirkland .... executive producer
Peter LaVilla .... executive producer
Ralph Milo .... executive producer
Cinematography by
Brian Timmons (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Brian Timmons 
Costume Design by
Salvatore Zannino (executive wardrobe designer)
Makeup Department
Francheska Cibelli .... key makeup artist
Francheska Cibelli .... makeup designer
Sound Department
Jon Dunphy .... boom operator
Visual Effects by
Eve Rametta .... visual effects
Camera and Electrical Department
Eve Rametta .... gaffer
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Salvatore Zannino .... key costumer
Other crew
Sameson Louis .... production assistant
Christian Audigier .... special thanks
Daniele Censale .... special thanks
Jason Del Santos .... very special thanks
Levy Okunov .... special thanks
Susan Sidor .... special thanks

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USA:120 min (director's cut)
Color | Color (HDCAM)
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Decent Plot, Acting Could Have been a bit better..., 21 February 2009
Author: momontherandom from USA

Oak Hill follows the lives of three very different women who find themselves living together in a voluntary self-help sanctuary. The women are Molly (Rosemary Gore), an immature, slightly slow self proclaimed comedian; Elizabeth St. James (Sally Kirkland), an alcoholic aging movie star; and Madison (Jeannie Evans), a dancer who aspires to do big things with her life, but finds herself doing questionable things for money and making mistake after mistake when it comes to men.

Each have come to the shelter for different reasons, but find themselves drawn together. The shelter requires that they must help around the facility in order to stay there and promote a positive environment. This is sometimes hard to do when their personalities clash and people like Ms. St. James think that they should be waited on hand and foot.

They go through struggles both internally and externally throughout the film. With such different personalities, it is hard to imagine that three women from different backgrounds and different dreams can end up in the same place, striving to become better versions of themselves.

My two biggest beefs with this film were the acting and the background music. Evans acting did not seem at the same level as the others, but I felt that Kirkland and Gore might have OVERacted in a few of the scenes. And the music was distracting as it was a bit obnoxious and did not flow with the movie itself. In terms of plot, it was a good concept and was decently written. The beginning was a little slow and the characters were not instantly likable, but the end result was okay.

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