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  (in credits order)

Lauren Miller ... Lauren Powell (as Lauren Anne Miller)

James Wolk ... Charlie

Ari Graynor ... Katie Steele

Justin Long ... Jesse

Lawrence Mandley ... Henry
Eddie Geller ... Drunk Guy

Josh Ruben ... Lamp Guy

Steven Shaw ... Morty

Mimi Rogers ... Adele Powell

Don McManus ... Scott Powell

Mark Webber ... Sean

Nia Vardalos ... Rachel Rodman

Kevin Smith ... Cabbie

Sugar Lyn Beard ... Krissy

Seth Rogen ... Jerry

Ken Marino ... Harold

Martha MacIsaac ... Inmate
The Legend of Zelda Miller-Rogen ... Zelda
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Vanessa Britting ... Claire (uncredited)
Kimberly Cossette ... Pole Dancing Instructor (uncredited)

Veronika Dash ... Bridgette (uncredited)

Jennie Floyd ... Lesbian Prisoner (uncredited)

Michael Franklin ... College Student (uncredited)

Sherilyn Henderson ... Manhattan Pedestrian (uncredited)

David Kallaway ... Craigslist Mover (uncredited)

Amanda Marlon ... Hipster Bar Patron (uncredited)

Michael Medico ... James Weaver (uncredited)

Krystina Ptasinski ... Laxton Press Intern (uncredited)
Amy Jo Steele ... Carrie Weaver (uncredited)
Paula Vanessa ... Lola (uncredited)

Directed by
Jamie Travis 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Lauren Miller 
Katie Anne Naylon 

Produced by
Jonathan M. Black .... co-executive producer
Ursula Camack .... co-producer
Sam Childs .... line producer
Angela Demo .... associate producer
Ari Graynor .... executive producer
Jenny Hinkey .... producer
Josh Kesselman .... producer
Barbara J. McCarthy .... associate producer (as Barbara McCarthy)
Dan Miller .... executive producer
Daniel M. Miller .... executive producer
Daniel Matthew Miller .... executive producer
Lauren Miller .... producer
Jack Nasser .... executive producer
Joseph Nasser .... executive producer
Katie Anne Naylon .... producer
Jen W. Ray .... producer (as Jen Weinbaum)
Nick Theodorakis .... post producer
Original Music by
John Swihart 
Cinematography by
James Laxton 
Film Editing by
Evan Henke 
Casting by
Angela Demo 
Barbara J. McCarthy  (as Barbara McCarthy)
Production Design by
Sue Tebbutt 
Art Direction by
Lucky Cardwell 
Sean Preston 
Set Decoration by
Sarah Sprawls 
Costume Design by
Maya Lieberman 
Makeup Department
Leslie Espinosa .... assistant hair stylist
Tamami Ito .... key hair stylist
Tara Loren .... key makeup artist
Cassie Lyons .... assistant hair stylist
Daniela Richardson .... assistant makeup artist
Production Management
Josh Rappaport .... post-production manager: Focus Features
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Howard Butler .... second second assistant director
Jacob Gilbert .... additional second second assistant director
Nicolas Harvard .... first assistant director (as Nicolas Duchemin Harvard)
Rico Savage .... second assistant director
Art Department
Casey Lain Baker .... property master (as Casey Baker)
Cody Birdwell .... on-set dresser
Robin Brockway .... set dresser
Chris Axl Carlin .... art department production assistant
Lucila Caro .... buyer
Emma Choy-Brown .... production designer assistant
Brian Formo .... set dresser
Aaron Glazer .... set dresser
Alexander Hernandez .... art dog
Aaron Higgins .... assistant property master
Elyse Holloway .... art department intern
Gershom Hyldreth .... leadman
Henry Jeannerot .... art department production assistant
Jeremy Lacey .... art department intern
Barbara Lago .... art department intern
Kristine Alexandra Manalo .... art department
Tamar Michelle Reingewirtz .... art shopper
Sydney Mills .... art department coordinator
Charles Rice .... art department production assistant
Andrew Saylor .... art department production assistant (as Thor)
Samantha Schoenberg .... art department pa
Ben Shadle .... art swing
Joe Skiff .... art lead man
Jordan Watts .... art department assistant
Erick Wilczynski .... set dresser
Vincent Yague .... set dresser
Sound Department
Ron Bedrosian .... adr mixer
Onnalee Blank .... re-recording mixer
Aymen Braek .... sound mixer
Toby Cohen .... sound effects editor
Paul Flinchbaugh .... assistant sound editor
Hector C. Gika .... sound effects editor (as Hector Gika)
Justin Kaupp .... adr recordist
Craig Mann .... re-recording mixer
James Moriana .... foley artist
Pomann Sound .... adr recordist
Branden Spencer .... supervising sound editor
Kelly Vandever .... re-recording mixer
Brett Voss .... foley mixer
Ben Whitver .... adr mixer
Jeffrey Wilhoit .... foley artist
Visual Effects by
Robert Ehrenreich .... visual effects artist
Michael Owen .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Jeb Alderson .... electrician
Gregory Almond .... first assistant camera: additional photography
Andrew Dickieson .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Zac Donner .... grip
Trevor Fields .... gaffer: additional photography
Tom Fitzgerald .... first assistant camera
Jeanne Goubin .... electrician intern
Tyler Johnson-Williams .... key grip
Jay Keitel .... camera operator: "b" camera
Kiva Knight .... dolly grip
Carl Bird McLaughlin .... digital imaging technician
Bill Persaud .... gaffer
Ryan Samul .... cinematographer: additional photography
Joseph Segura .... additional focus puller
Marc-Antoine Serou .... best boy electric
Johnny Serrato .... best boy grip
Mike Street .... grip
Devon Taaffe .... second assistant camera
Casting Department
Matthew Avento .... casting assistant
Susan Johnston .... additional casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Ashley Kemper .... costume assistant
Malia Miyashiro .... key costumer
Jill Rakovitis .... costumer
Catherine Velosa .... wardrobe assistant
Editorial Department
Alex Bickel .... colorist
Joshua Raymond Lee .... first assistant editor
Mathieu Reid .... color timer
Location Management
Gustavo F. Alcaraz .... location manager
Taylor Erickson .... location manager
Patricia Fernandez .... assistant location manager: new york
Jeff P. Johns .... location scout
Joshua Shull .... location manager: new york
Music Department
Lynn Angebrandt .... musician: cello
Ted Blaisdell .... score mixer
Brian H. Kim .... orchestrator
Aminé Ramer .... music supervisor (as Amine Ramer)
Shie Rozow .... music editor
Andrew Tholl .... musician: violin
Michael Turner .... music supervisor
Transportation Department
Derew Frutos .... driver
John Fuller .... driver
Ernesto A. Luna .... driver
Ernesto A. Luna .... transportation captain
Chris Machado .... driver
Michael Perrotti .... transportation coordinator
Other crew
Sarah Bello .... production assistant
Frederick Berge .... craft service
Ursula Camack .... production coordinator
Jeremey Connors .... production staff
Kelly Donelson .... production assistant
Jessica Dowdeswell .... assistant to actor
Paul Thomas Evers .... assistant to jamie travis
Paul Thomas Evers .... director assistant
Robin Feldman .... assistant to line producer
Maria Teresa Garcia .... production office coordinator
Caroline Gilmore .... production assistant
Katherine Juanita Hatton .... assistant to Mr. Kesselman and Ms. Weinbaum
Ken Morris .... production assistant
Dana O'Keefe .... sales agent
Wendy Sill .... production accountant
Anne Stimac .... product placement and production resources
Mike Tsucalas .... set production assistant
Matthew von Manahan .... production assistant
Katie Weinstein .... office pa
Stacey Weiser .... production controller
Aprill Winney .... script supervisor
Gregory H.C. Zobel .... locations intern
Michael J. Alpert .... the producers wish to thank
Christine Coggins .... thanks
Christine Coggins .... the producers wish to thank
Veronika Dash .... the producers wish to thank
Forrest Faro .... the producers wish to thank
Robert Felice .... the producers wish to thank
Denton Hanna .... thanks: photography for set dressing
Nicole Holofcener .... the producers wish to thank
Anthony Katagas .... the producers wish to thank
Steve Loukas .... the producers wish to thank
Mo Stemen .... special thanks
Anne Stimac .... the producers wish to thank

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Rated R for strong sexual content throughout, language and some drug use
USA:85 min | USA:88 min (unrated version)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Australia:MA15+ | Canada:18A (Alberta/British Columbia/Ontario) | Canada:14A (Manitoba) | Germany:16 | Ireland:16 | Netherlands:12 | New Zealand:R18 | Singapore:M18 (cut) | South Korea:18 | Sweden:15 (DVD rating) | UK:18 | USA:R

Did You Know?

The film was shot in 16 days.See more »
Continuity: While Jesse is walking on the sidewalk talking to Katie on the phone, the same extra with a green handbag can be seen twice.See more »
Jesse:Why would he go all the way to Italy without you? Huh? To what? To shack up with some woman named Catalina who has perfect tear drop breasts and a nice Sicilian bush that smells like lavender. She makes her own pesto sauce...See more »
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15 out of 22 people found the following review useful.
Crass and crude but sweet and cute, this female friendship is funny and enjoyable, 29 September 2012
Author: napierslogs from Ontario, Canada

Lauren (Lauren Miller) and Katie (Ari Graynor) have a mutual friend (Justin Long), but they hate each other. A humorous flashback scene is included to help explain their hatred. Essentially, they hate each other because they're opposites. Lauren lives the settled conservative life with her perfect, boring boyfriend; Katie is an adventurous, flamboyant sex phone operator. And now their current situations force them to become roommates.

Our ticking clock of the three-month lease sets a good, quick pace for the adventures and relationships the girls get themselves into. Lauren's sudden unemployment coupled with the good head on her shoulders sparks her idea to help Katie launch her own sex phone hotline. Cut-out the middle man and take more of the profits.

A smart move the film made was to have their business be successful right off the bat. That's because the film isn't about the phone sex hotline business but rather Lauren and Katie's friendship. Written by girls, starring girls, about girls and for girls. Earlier this summer, the male stripper movie "Magic Mike" turned into a rather nice surprise as it became a quarter-life crisis dramedy. And now the crass and crude sex comedy "For a Good Time, Call…" is actually a cute and sweet female buddy film.

While the dialogue is extreme, it is surprisingly fairly well written. It's all in context, and the vulgar and coarse sex jokes fit in extremely well with the plot. The final scene, the climax if you will, is an excellent example of keeping the sex-addled jokes funny and completely in context of the story.

A certain indie filmmaker shows up for one cameo scene where self-servicing has never been as funny. The other well-documented cameo with Seth Rogen isn't nearly as funny because it is also supposed to serve as plot advancement. Plot advancement is limited as it is very predictable and the jokes are very one-note, but it's still funny.

"For a Good Time, Call…" is honest in what it claims to be, and despite an unresolved storyline, we're cheering for Lauren and Katie by the end because of the actors and how they have connected them to us. Lauren is beautiful and sympathetic; Katie is more complex and is gorgeously displaying one of the sexiest figures to grace the screen.

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