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Desperately Seeking Susan (1985) Poster

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Directed by 

Susan Seidelman

Writing Credits  

Leora Barish ... (written by)

Cast (in credits order) verified as complete  

Rosanna Arquette ... Roberta Glass
Madonna ... Susan
Aidan Quinn ... Dez
Mark Blum ... Gary Glass
Robert Joy ... Jim
Laurie Metcalf ... Leslie Glass
Anna Levine ... Crystal
Will Patton ... Wayne Nolan
Peter Maloney ... Ian
Steven Wright ... Larry Stillman D.D.S
John Turturro ... Ray
Anne Carlisle ... Victoria
José Angel Santana José Angel Santana ... Boutique Owner (as Jose Santana)
Giancarlo Esposito ... Street Vendor
Richard Hell Richard Hell ... Bruce Meeker
Rockets Redglare Rockets Redglare ... Taxi Driver
Steve Bosh Steve Bosh ... Newscaster
Daisy Bradford Daisy Bradford ... Daisy
Annie Golden ... Band Singer
Richard Edson ... Man with Newspapers
Ann Magnuson ... Cigarette Girl
John Lurie ... Neighbor Saxophonist
Mary Joy ... Cocktail Waitress
Rosemary Hochschild ... Cocktail Waitress
Iris Chacón Iris Chacón ... TV Singer (as Iris Chacon)
Victor Argo ... Sgt. Taskal
Shirley Stoler ... Jail Matron
J.B. Waters J.B. Waters ... Jail Matron
Arto Lindsay Arto Lindsay ... Newspaper Clerk
Henry Adler Henry Adler ... Magic Club Drummer
Marty Gold Marty Gold ... Magic Club Pianist
Alvy West Alvy West ... Magic Club Saxophonist
Michael R. Chin Michael R. Chin ... Choy
Patrick John Hurley ... Policeman (as John Patrick Hurley)
Timothy Carhart ... Victoria's Boyfriend
Curt Dempster Curt Dempster ... Coffee Shop Manager
Shirley Kaplan Shirley Kaplan ... Waitress
Lázaro Pérez Lázaro Pérez ... Enrique the Guard (as Lazaro Perez)
John Hoyt ... Space Commander
Gary Ray ... Band Member
Gary Binkow ... Band Member
Michael Bramon Michael Bramon ... Band Member
Joyce Griffen Joyce Griffen ... Prostitute
Paul Austin Paul Austin ... Policeman
Richard S. Lowy Richard S. Lowy ... Adrian - the Hairdresser
Donna Ritchie Donna Ritchie ... Hot Tub Girl
Kim Chan ... Park Bum
Michael Badalucco ... Guy from Brooklyn
Elie J. Boubli Elie J. Boubli ... Egyptian Ambassador
Adele Bertei Adele Bertei ... Prisoner
Peter Castellotti Peter Castellotti ... Coffee Shop Cop (as Pete Castellotti)
Wende Dasteel Wende Dasteel ... Party Guest
Steve Eidel Steve Eidel ... Party Guest
Michael Kaufman Michael Kaufman ... Party Guest
Ilene Kristen Ilene Kristen ... Party Guest
Carol Leifer ... Party Guest
Richard Portnow ... Party Guest
Isabel García Lorca Isabel García Lorca ... Party Guest (as Isabel Garcia-Lorca)
Tim Ransom ... Bellhop (as Timothy R. Wilson)
Gilda Torterello Gilda Torterello ... Ray's Mom (as Gilda Tortorello)
Stanley Burns Stanley Burns ... Ventriloquist
Sandy Dell ... Hot Tub Girl (uncredited)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Robert Dahdah Robert Dahdah ... Man Waiting On Line (uncredited)
Eddy Galland Eddy Galland ... Boy Triplet (uncredited)
Kevin Harris Kevin Harris ... Egyptian Diplomat (uncredited)
David Kellman David Kellman ... Boy Triplet (uncredited)
Harsh Nayyar ... Egyptian Diplomat (uncredited)
Robert Shafran Robert Shafran ... Boy Triplet (uncredited)
Frank Stellato ... Moving Man (uncredited)

Produced by 

Michael Peyser ... executive producer
Sarah Pillsbury ... producer
Midge Sanford ... producer

Music by 

Thomas Newman

Cinematography by 

Edward Lachman ... director of photography

Film Editing by 

Andrew Mondshein

Casting By 

Risa Bramon Garcia ... (as Risa Bramon)
Billy Hopkins

Production Design by 

Santo Loquasto

Art Direction by 

Speed Hopkins

Set Decoration by 

George DeTitta Jr. ... (as George Detitta Jr.)

Costume Design by 

Santo Loquasto ... (uncredited)

Makeup Department 

Richard Dean ... makeup artist
Werner Sherer ... hair stylist

Production Management 

Michael Peyser ... unit production manager
Tom Razzano ... assistant unit production manager (as Thomas A. Razzano)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director 

David Dreyfuss ... second assistant director
Rob Schwebber ... dga trainee (as Rob Schweber)
Joel Tuber ... first assistant director

Art Department 

Leslie Bloom ... property master
William Durnin Sr. ... set dresser (as Bill Durnin)
Ralph Fratianni ... construction grip (as Ralph Fratiani)
Stan Graham ... scenic artist (as Stanley Graham)
Daniel K. Grosso ... set dresser (as Danny Grasso)
Vincent Lawrence ... scenic artist
Glenn Lloyd ... art department coordinator
Richard Nelson ... set dresser (as Rick Nelson)
Arne Olsen ... head construction grip
Ron Petagna ... shop craftsman (as Ronald J. Petagna)
Yossi Segal ... sketch artist
Bill Sorice ... scenic artist
James Sorice ... master scenic artist
Thomas M. Southern ... scenic artist (as Tommy Southern)
Margot Therre ... scenic artist (as Margot E. Therre)
Dick Tice ... assistant prop man (as Dick Tice Jr.)
Chris Vogt ... set dresser
Dave Weinman ... lead set dresser (as David Weinman)
Morris Weinman ... set dresser
Don Zappia ... construction grip
Frank Didio ... head carpenter (uncredited)

Sound Department 

Randall Coleman ... assistant sound editor
Lee Dichter ... sound re-recordist: Sound One Corp.
Jay Dranch ... adr editor
Lou Graf ... sound editor
Frank Graziadei ... sound cable (as Frank J. Graziadei)
Kenton Jakub ... assistant sound editor
Bruce Kitzmeyer ... foley editor
Les Lazarowitz ... sound mixer
Laurie Mullen ... assistant sound editor
Linda Murphy ... boom operator
Peter Odabashian ... sound editor
Mark Rathaus ... sound editor
Maurice Schell ... supervising sound editor
Ahmad Shirazi ... assistant sound editor
Mitchel Stanley ... assistant sound editor
Stuart Stanley ... assistant sound editor
Brunilda Torres ... assistant sound editor
Marko A. Costanzo ... foley artist (uncredited)

Stunts 

Scott Leva ... stunt coordinator (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department 

Vincent Delaney ... electrician
Mitch Dubin ... first assistant camera
James Fitzpatrick ... gaffer
Francis Kenny ... additional photography / camera operator
Dave Lowry ... grip
Jim Manzione ... electrician (as James Manzione)
Tom McKibbin ... electrician (as Thomas McKibbin)
John Panuccio ... grip
Robert T. Prate ... grip (as Robert Prate)
Tom Prate ... key grip (as Thomas J. Prate Jr.)
Ray Quinlan ... gaffer
Debbie Sarjeant ... second assistant camera
Andrew D. Schwartz ... still photographer (as Andrew Schwartz)

Casting Department 

Laura Bemis ... casting assistant
Todd Thaler ... additional casting (as Todd Michael Thaler)

Costume and Wardrobe Department 

William A. Campbell ... wardrobe supervisor (as Bill Campbell)
Alison Lances ... costume assistant: Mr. Loquasto
Melissa Stanton ... wardrobe supervisor (as Melissa A. Stanton)

Editorial Department 

Sam Adelman ... assistant picture editor
Bobbi Banks ... editing room assistant
Sally Boldt ... editing room assistant
Don Donigi ... processing: DuArt Laboratories
Paula Hunt ... editing room assistant
Tom Mottola ... processing: DuArt Laboratories
James H. Nau ... assistant picture editor

Music Department 

Michael Boddicker ... musician: synthesizer
Louis Cerborino ... music editor (as Lou Cerborino)
Danny Goldberg ... music supervisor
Tim Sexton ... music supervisor (as Timothy R. Sexton)
John Vigran ... music recording engineer
Randall Coleman ... assistant music editor (uncredited)

Transportation Department 

Rocco Derasmo ... transportation captain
Patrick Hogan ... driver (uncredited)

Other crew 

Todd Auslander ... production staff
Richard Baratta ... production staff
John Thomas Clifford ... production staff
Jim Davis ... film research
Claudette Didul ... production staff
Jeff Dowd ... producer's representative
Teta Gorgoni ... production staff
Shelley Houis ... production office coordinator (as Shelley T. Houis)
Garland Hunter ... production staff
Ira Hurvitz ... script supervisor
Thomas A. Imperato ... assistant auditor
Julie Lamm ... post-production accountant
Gabrielle Liuzzi ... assistant to producers
Peter Lombardi ... production auditor
Ruth Mullen ... production office assistant
Tom Paolucci ... production staff (as Thomas Paolucci)
Paul Petschek ... assistant: Mr. Peyser (as Paul M. Petschek) / film research
Reid Rosefelt ... publicist
Jay Scherick ... production staff
Michael Sporn ... title designer: Animation Inc.
Sal St. George ... magic consultant
Gilbert S. Williams ... production staff (as Gilbert Williams)
Ernie Karpeles ... animal wrangler (uncredited)

Thanks 

Beth B ... the filmmakers wish to thank
Scott B ... the filmmakers wish to thank
Iris Chacón ... the filmmakers wish to thank (as Iris Chacon)
Julia Child ... the filmmakers wish to thank
Lynn Geller ... the filmmakers wish to thank
Julie Kirkham ... the filmmakers wish to thank
Linda Lichter ... the filmmakers wish to thank
Michael Perez ... special thanks
Crew verified as complete

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