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Raymond Aibelli is a promising medical student ready to begin a prestigious summer internship. But Susan, his mother, is immobilized by a broken leg, and his father Tom, a travelling... See more »

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Ray Aibelli
Elizabeth Newett ...
Bus Woman
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Tom Aibelli
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Susan Aibelli
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Toni Peck
Liberty Jean ...
Motel Woman #1
Archer Martin ...
Motel Woman #2
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Nicky
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Curtis
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Joel
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Don
Nancy Fields ...
Dr. Wilson
Judette Jones ...
Aunt Helen
Carmine Paolini ...
Mailman
Neil Connie Wallace ...
Walter Hooten
Lleana Stratton ...
Fran Gibson
Jed Resnik ...
Fran's Son
Angela Grillo ...
Nurse
Jim Marcus ...
Dr. Marcos
Richard Husson ...
Dr. Peck
Ty-Ranne Grimstad ...
Secretary
William Keeler ...
Dean (Businessman)
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Boss
John Schmerling ...
Trucker

Directed by

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David O. Russell

Written by

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David O. Russell ... (written by)

Produced by

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Stanley F. Buchthal ... executive producer
Janet Grillo ... executive producer
Cheryl Miller Houser ... associate producer
Jon Resnik ... line producer
David O. Russell ... executive producer
Dean Silvers ... producer

Music by

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David Carbonara

Cinematography by

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Michael Mayers

Film Editing by

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Pamela Martin

Editorial Department

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Kimberly K. Hammond ... assistant editor
Scott Jaeger ... apprentice editor
Nicole Monte ... apprentice editor
Noëlle Penraat ... negative matcher
Hilary Schroeder ... assistant editor
Gene Zippo ... color timer

Casting By

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Ellen Parks

Production Design by

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Susan Block

Costume Design by

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Carolyn Greco

Makeup Department

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Evelyn Ortman ... hair stylist (as Evelyn Ortmann) / makeup artist (as Evelyn Ortmann)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Chad Braden ... assistant director: second unit / second assistant director
Ashley Fierman ... second second assistant director
John O'Rourke ... first assistant director

Art Department

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Sarah Berney ... charge scenic artist
Lars Bjornlund ... set dresser
Michael DeCola ... set dresser
Russell Glober ... set dresser
Jami Kibel ... property master
Todd Nicky ... set dresser
Lucio Seixas ... set dresser
Chantal Taub ... set dresser

Sound Department

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Jeff Kushner ... sound editor
Reilly Steele ... re-recording mixer
William Tzouris ... sound mixer
Brian Vancho ... foley artist
Steven Visscher ... supervising sound editor

Camera and Electrical Department

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Quinton Johnson ... best boy grip
Doug Luka ... best boy electric (as Douglas Luca)
Claudia Lumier ... first assistant camera (as Claudia Laumere)
Drew Olsen ... gaffer
Tim Schellang ... key grip
Mark Schmidt ... cinematographer: second unit
Chris Sferrazza ... second assistant camera (as Chris Sferuzza)
Carola Spadoni ... second assistant camera
Emelia Stockdale ... first assistant camera
Vince J. Vennitti ... first assistant camera (as Vincent Vinetti)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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John Morrisseau ... wardrobe assistant

Location Management

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Janet Grillo ... location manager
Carol Jennings ... location manager
Dan Projansky ... location manager

Music Department

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Bonnie Greenberg ... music supervisor
Larry Saltzman ... musician: solo guitar

Other crew

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Orla Byrne ... product placement
Allison Emmert ... production assistant
Victor Glynn ... executive vice president
Angela Grillo ... additional craft service
Rio Dylan Hernandez ... assistant to director
Gary Kauffman ... legal services: The Law Offices of Dean Silvers
Linda Krantz ... production assistant
George Larkin ... assistant to producer (as George W. Larkin)
Edward LeHane ... production assistant
Sean Madden ... production assistant
David O. Russell ... dog trainer (as David Russell)
Margaret Schnipper ... script supervisor
Natascha Tillmanns ... production coordinator

Thanks

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Eleanor Ambrose ... special thanks
Leonard Black ... special thanks
Rosalie Black ... special thanks
Fred Bogin-Farber ... special thanks
Nina Bogin-Farber ... special thanks
Paul Brennen ... special thanks
Tod Scott Brody ... special thanks (as Tod Brody)
Bob Busby ... special thanks
Craig Busby ... special thanks
Scott Busby ... special thanks
Valerie Busby ... special thanks
Carl Craig ... special thanks
Jennifer Craig ... special thanks
Jennifer Craig ... special thanks
Paul Demartino ... special thanks
Nancy Elghanayan ... special thanks
Dean Fachias ... special thanks
Jennifer Fish ... special thanks
Peter Fish ... special thanks
Ricardo Freixa ... special thanks
Alex Georges ... special thanks
Gregory Goodman ... special thanks
Toni Gori ... special thanks
Bob Gosse ... special thanks
Matt Greenberg ... special thanks
Angela Grillo ... special thanks
Priscilla Guastavino ... special thanks
Michael Harpster ... special thanks
George Harrington ... special thanks: Generators by George
Craig Paul Harris ... special thanks: generator operator
Marlen Hecht ... special thanks
Cheryl Miller Houser ... special thanks
Victor Houser ... special thanks
Nancy Hoving ... special thanks
Tom Hoving ... special thanks
Kivi Katz ... special thanks
Melissa L. Klohm ... special thanks
Mark L. Lange ... special thanks
Caroline Laskow ... special thanks
John Lesher ... special thanks
Trea Leventhal ... special thanks (as Trea Hoving)
Cindy Lovelady ... special thanks (as Cindy Hornickel)
Nina Mankin ... special thanks
David McCarthy ... special thanks
Jim McCarthy ... special thanks
Joan McCarthy ... special thanks
Julie A. McGowan ... special thanks
Larry Meistrich ... special thanks
Mark Milich ... special thanks
Bill Nisselson ... special thanks: Sound One
D.J. Paul ... special thanks
Dave Pearson ... special thanks
Sara Risher ... special thanks (as Sara E. Risher)
Lee Rothberg ... special thanks
David Rubin ... special thanks
David Rubin ... special thanks
Bernard D. Russell ... special thanks
Maria Russell ... special thanks
Laurence Schwartz ... special thanks
Don Sgaggero ... special thanks
Susan Sgaggero ... special thanks
Ben Silvers ... special thanks
Forrest Silvers ... special thanks
Marc Silvers ... special thanks
Sylvia Silvers ... special thanks
Tyler Silvers ... special thanks
Richard Skeete ... special thanks
Mayor Slokum ... special thanks
Betty Smith ... special thanks
Roger Smith ... special thanks
Steven Starr ... special thanks
Jeff Sternfeld ... special thanks
Louis Tancredi ... special thanks (as Lewis Tancredi)
Adriana Trigiani ... special thanks
Nanette Walsh ... special thanks
Alexandra White ... special thanks
Gloria Wood ... special thanks
Jack Wood ... special thanks
Jim Young ... special thanks
Linda Young ... special thanks
Lauren Zalaznick ... special thanks
Jeremy Zimmer ... special thanks

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Plot Summary

Raymond Aibelli is a promising medical student ready to begin a prestigious summer internship. But Susan, his mother, is immobilized by a broken leg, and his father Tom, a travelling salesman, makes Raymond stay home and take care of his mother, an attractive though unhappy woman. His mother's condition leads them to a degree of immediate physical contact which Raymond finds disturbing. He soon meets Toni, a high school girl, but his sexual impulses are increasingly confused, especially since he is still upset over losing the internship. Written by Reid Gagle

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Taglines Get a grip on yourself. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Secretos íntimos (Argentina)
  • Раскрепощение (Russia)
  • A Mão do Desejo (Brazil)
Runtime
  • 100 min
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Budget $200,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia Director David O. Russell cast 'Jeremy Davies' based on the actor's performance in a Suburu commercial. See more »
Goofs Boom mic clearly visible when Mr Aibelli first phones Ray from the hotel room. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Indie Sex: Taboos (2001). See more »
Soundtracks Sheila See more »
Quotes Ray Aibelli: [Helen keeps interrupting Ray and his mother talk] Helen, can you do me a favor?
[shouting]
Ray Aibelli: Shut your big fat mouth for once!
Ray Aibelli: [she walks off the house] Helen. Helen, wait. I'm sorry! Ok? Please, don't go. Give me one sec... Helen? I'm sorry. I swear to God, I didn't mean to.
Aunt Helen: [crying] You said I had a fat mouth!
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