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This gritty drama follows two high school acquaintances, Hancock, a basketball star, and Danny, a geek turned drifter, after they graduate. The first film commissioned by the Sundance Film... See more »

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Hancock
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Mary
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Danny
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Bev
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Baines
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Pammie
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Mr. Rivers
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Mrs. Rivers
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Circle K Clerk
Herta Ware ...
Mrs. Higgins
Logan Field ...
High School Coach (as Walt Logan Field)
Kelly Ausland ...
Schroeder / Ashville Basketball Player #1
Todd Anderson ...
Pat Rivers
Dave Valenza ...
Glenn
Theron Read ...
Harting
Richard Matthews ...
Mel
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Vera
Charles Black ...
Preacher
Tony Kruletz ...
Charlie
Jim S. Cash ...
Park Employee #1 (as James Cash)
Matthew Karas ...
Park Employee Dultz
David Jensen ...
College Coach (as Dave Jensen)
Michael Ruud ...
Cowboy in Casino
Victoria Holloway ...
Cleo
Herb McGarvey ...
Riley Riddle
Don Steffey ...
Rudy Riddle
Spence Ashby ...
Flagman #1
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Flagman #2 (as Fenton Quinn Jr.)
L.L. West ...
Toy Store Clerk
John Garrison ...
Mr. Daley
Deborah Green ...
Kate Daley
Dorothy Konrad ...
Grandmother Daley (as Dorothy Conrad)
Gae P. Cowley ...
Mrs. Daley (as Gae Cowley)
Lisa MacFarlane ...
Jenny Daley (as Lisa Macfarlane)
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Kate's Husband
Gene Pack ...
Mayor of Ashville
Grant Gottschall ...
Bassford
Adam Christensen ...
Ashville Basketball Player #2
Shane Perry ...
Ashville Basketball Player #3
Greg Weichers ...
Ashville Basketball Player #4
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Falcon Basketball Player #1
Troy Bench ...
Falcon Basketball Player #2
Tom Thornquest ...
Falcon Basketball Player #3
Zeke Totland ...
Falcon Basketball Player #4
Jeff Lindsay ...
Falcon Basketball Player #5
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Basketball Kid (uncredited)
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Himself - Giving Pro-Contra Speech (uncredited) (archiveFootage)

Directed by

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Michael Hoffman

Written by

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Michael Hoffman ... (written by)

Produced by

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Mark Bentley ... associate producer
Dennis Bishop ... associate producer
Andrew Meyer ... executive producer
Andy Paterson ... associate producer
Robert Redford ... executive producer
Rick Stevenson ... producer

Music by

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James Newton Howard

Cinematography by

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Alexander Gruszynski
Ueli Steiger

Film Editing by

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David Spiers

Editorial Department

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Jeff Smithwick ... color timer

Casting By

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Risa Bramon Garcia
Billy Hopkins
Lora Kennedy

Production Design by

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Eugenio Zanetti

Art Direction by

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Jim Dultz

Set Decoration by

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Michael Marcus

Costume Design by

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Victoria Holloway

Makeup Department

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Thomas Nellen ... hair stylist / makeup artist
Sheri Short ... hair stylist / makeup artist

Production Management

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Dennis Bishop ... production manager
Mitchell Cannold ... executive in charge of production
Steven Reuther ... executive in charge of production

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Matthew Carlisle ... first assistant director
Shiho Ito ... second assistant director
Andy Paterson ... second unit director
Lynn Wegenka ... second assistant director

Art Department

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Clif A. Davis ... set designer
J. Chad Davis ... scenic artist
Timaree McCormick ... property master
Richard W. Meyer ... construction coordinator
Bob Simmons ... storyboard artist
Bryan Utman ... set dresser

Sound Department

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Brigitte Arnold ... dialogue editor
Colin Chapman ... foley editor
Rodney Glenn ... sound editor
Darrell Henke ... sound mixer
David M. Roberts ... boom operator (as David Roberts)
Hugh Strain ... dubbing mixer

Special Effects by

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Ray Brown ... best boy effects
Bob Riggs ... special effects coordinator
W. Wayne Walser ... additional snow effects

Stunts

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David Boushey ... stunt coordinator
Bob Miles ... stunt coordinator
Fenton Quinn ... stunt double (as Fenton Quinn Jr.)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Steve Arenas ... assistant camera: second unit
Tom Davidson ... key grip
Michael S. Endler ... first assistant camera (as Michael Endler)
Khan Griffith ... dolly grip
Steve Grnya ... best boy grip
Bill Haebler ... second assistant camera (as W. Trubee Haebler Jr.)
David R. Kohn ... lighting technician
John Schaeffer ... still photographer
Bill Schwarz ... gaffer
Alvin Simmons ... best boy electric
Keith Talley ... best boy grip / dolly grip
Alesia Walser ... key grip: second unit
Jamie Watson ... key grip
Matthew Williams ... director of photography: second unit
Brian Sullivan ... assistant camera (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Catrine McGregor ... casting: Utah

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Pamela Johnson ... costumer
Rebecca Poulos ... wardrobe supervisor

Location Management

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Kathleen Caton ... location manager

Music Department

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Michael Lloyd ... music arranger / song producer
Michael Mason ... music engineer
James Newton Howard ... conductor (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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Daniel C. Rothenberg ... transportation coordinator

Other crew

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Benita Brazier ... script supervisor
Shirley Johnson ... production coordinator (as Shirley A. Johnson)
Kelly Lookinland ... production assistant (as Kelly Wermuth Lookinland)
Mike Lookinland ... production assistant

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Beryl Vertue ... special thanks

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

This gritty drama follows two high school acquaintances, Hancock, a basketball star, and Danny, a geek turned drifter, after they graduate. The first film commissioned by the Sundance Film Festival, it portrays the other half of the American dream, as Hancock and his cheerleader girlfriend Mary wander to a middle-class mediocrity out itself out of reach for Danny and his psychotic wife Bev. Written by Owen F. Lipsett

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Also Known As
  • Tierra prometida (Spain)
  • Terra Prometida (Portugal)
  • Vadedilmis ülke (Turkey, Turkish title)
  • Amerikaniko oneiro (Greece)
  • Αμερικανικό όνειρο (Greece)
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Runtime
  • 102 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia Referenced in Lawernce Kasdan's "Dream Catcher." See more »
Movie Connections Referenced in Dreamcatcher (2003). See more »
Soundtracks O Magnum Mysterium See more »
Crazy Credits Best Dog ... Cheetah See more »
Quotes [waking up the "morning after"]
Bev: Where's the cat?
Danny: What cat?
Bev: The cat that shit in my mouth.
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