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I've Heard the Mermaids Singing ()


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Scatterbrained Polly gets a job as a secretary in Gabrielle's art gallery. Polly aspires to be a professional photographer, and idolizes Gabrielle for her artistic ability. When Gabrielle... See more »

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Polly Vandersma
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Gabrielle St. Peres
Ann-Marie MacDonald ...
Mary Joseph
Richard Monette ...
Clive
John Evans ...
Warren
Brenda Kamino ...
Waitress
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Woman In Office Window (uncredited)

Directed by

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Patricia Rozema

Written by

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Patricia Rozema ... (writer)

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Don Haig ... executive producer
Alexandra Raffe ... producer (as Alexandra Raffé)
Patricia Rozema ... producer

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Mark Korven

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Douglas Koch ... director of photography

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Patricia Rozema ... picture editor

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Lenka Holubec ... synchronization of rushes
Ronald Sanders ... consulting editor (as Ron Sanders)
Michael Werth ... assistant editor

Casting By

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Maria Armstrong
Ross Clydesdale

Art Direction by

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Valanne Ridgeway

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Martine Matthews ... (original wardrobe designs)
Alexandra Z. ... (original wardrobe designs)

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Lyle Issett ... hair consultant
Stephen Lynch ... hair stylist / makeup artist

Production Management

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Alexandra Raffe ... production manager (as Alexandra Raffé)

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Arlene Hazzan Green ... second assistant director (as Arlene Hazzan)
John Pace ... first assistant director
Tom Quinn ... second second assistant director (as Thomas Quinn)

Art Department

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John Abrams ... artist
Peter Dykhuis ... sculptor: surveillance sculpture
Jake Fry ... assistant art
Carla Garnet ... art consultant
Dyan Marie ... artist
Michael Merrill ... artist
Peter Miskimmin ... props

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Egidio Coccimiglio ... re-recording mixer
Michele Moses ... location sound
Steve Munro ... sound editor (as Steven Munro)
James Musselman ... foley recordist
Alexandra Raffe ... assistant sound editor (as Alexandra Raffé)
Gord Thompson ... location sound (as Gordon Thompson)

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Dwayne McLean ... stunt consultant (as Dwayne Maclean)

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Blake Balentine ... grip (as Blake Ballentine)
Gavin Coford ... clapper/loader
Debra Friedman ... photos: Polly's / production stills
Dennis Kane ... grip
Edward Mikolic ... best boy
David Owen ... gaffer
Gregory Palermo ... grip (as Greg Palermo)
Durwin Partridge ... camera assistant

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Beth Pasternak ... wardrobe coordinator

Location Management

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Cellophane Idea ... locations scout
Michelle Pelchat ... locations scout

Music Department

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Michael Haas ... assistant music engineer
Rebecca Jenkins ... vocalist: mermaid voices
David A. Stinson ... assistant music engineer (as David Stinson)
John Switzer ... music coordinator
Jeff Wolpert ... music mixer / music recordist
Rob Yale ... programmer: Fairlight

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Theresa Burke ... daily crew
Frank Doria ... generalist
Kat Hellyer ... daily crew
Debbie Honsberger ... generalist
Wojtek Kozlinski ... generalist
Ted Quinn ... daily crew
Anthony Ramsey ... daily crew
Victor Roberts ... daily crew
Suzie Schlanger ... daily crew
Louise Shekter ... continuity
Jolynn Sommervill ... generalist
Neil Stroud ... daily crew
John Switzer ... daily crew
Andreas Trauttmansdorff ... daily crew (as A. Trauttmansdorff)

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Michael Allder ... many thanks to
Debbie Nightingale ... many thanks to
Donna Wong-Juliani ... many thanks to

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Plot Summary

Scatterbrained Polly gets a job as a secretary in Gabrielle's art gallery. Polly aspires to be a professional photographer, and idolizes Gabrielle for her artistic ability. When Gabrielle rekindles an old romantic relationship with the younger painter Mary, Polly becomes jealous, and discovers Gabrielle is not who she claims to be. Written by Mike Jones

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Taglines Isn't life the strangest thing you've ever seen? See more »
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Also Known As
  • Le chant des sirènes (Canada, French title)
  • Mermaids (World-wide, English title)
  • Le chant des sirènes (France)
  • He oído cantar a las sirenas (Spain)
  • Akousa tis seirines na tragoudane (Greece)
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  • 81 min
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Budget $262,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia The title is a reference to a line from T.S. Eliot's poem " "Prufrock" aka "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock" that reads: "I have heard the mermaids singing, each to each. I do not think that they will sing to me". See more »
Movie Connections Featured in The Princess Bride/China Girl/The Big Town/The Pick-Up Artist/I've Heard the Mermaids Sing (1987). See more »
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Quotes Polly Vandersma: Isn't life the strangest thing you've ever seen?
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