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Eve's Bayou ()


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After a daughter witnesses her father having an affair, she begins a chain reaction that could tear her family apart.

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Eve Batiste (as Jurnee Smollett)
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Cisely Batiste
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Roz Batiste
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Louis Batiste
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Mozelle Batiste Delacroix
Jake Smollett ...
Poe Batiste
Ethel Ayler ...
Gran Mere
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Elzora
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Julian Grayraven
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Lenny Mereaux
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Matty Mereaux
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Harry
Afonda Colbert ...
Henrietta
Lola Dalferes ...
Lynette
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Hosea
Alverta Perkins Dunigan ...
Paige
Ron Flagge ...
Vendor
Sharon K. London ...
Hilary
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Madame Renard
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Stevie Hobbs
Oneal A. Isaac ...
Bus Driver
Julian Dalcour ...
Bartender
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Maynard
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Proprietor
Billie Neal ...
Ghost of Original Eve
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Narrator (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Beaux Sedwick ...
Wife (uncredited)
Greta Valenti ...
Girl on Street (uncredited)

Directed by

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Kasi Lemmons

Written by

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Kasi Lemmons ... (written by)

Produced by

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Mark Amin ... executive producer
Michael Bennett ... co-executive producer
M. Cevin Cathell ... co-producer (as Cevin Cathell)
Caldecot Chubb ... producer
Samuel L. Jackson ... producer
Margaret Matheson ... co-executive producer
Jay Polstein ... co-producer
Bobby Rock ... associate producer
Eli Selden ... executive producer
Nick Wechsler ... executive producer
Cami Winikoff ... co-producer
Julie Yorn ... executive producer (as Julie Silverman Yorn)

Music by

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Terence Blanchard

Cinematography by

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Amy Vincent

Film Editing by

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Terilyn A. Shropshire

Editorial Department

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Theron Alford ... apprentice editor
Richard Jordan ... executive in charge of post-production
Diva Magpayo ... assistant editor
Mike Mertens ... color timer
Carl Pedregal ... first assistant editor
Jessica Picarski ... assistant editor
Andrew Seklir ... assistant editor
Judy Strazzera ... post-production editorial
Andrea Zondler ... assistant editor

Casting By

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Jaki Brown ... (as Jaki Brown-Karman)
Robyn M. Mitchell

Production Design by

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Jeffrey Howard ... (as Jeff Howard)

Art Direction by

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Adele Plauche

Set Decoration by

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Joanne Schmidt

Costume Design by

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Karyn Wagner

Makeup Department

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Brian Badie ... assistant hair stylist
Joyce Bonck ... hair stylist
DeWanna Campbell ... hair stylist
Marietta Carter-Narcisse ... makeup supervisor
Lin Gathright ... additional makeup artist
Allison Gordin ... additional makeup artist
Stacy Kelly ... additional makeup artist
Lisa Lambert ... additional makeup artist
Cassi Mari ... additional makeup artist (as Casi Mari)
Pamela Roth ... key makeup artist
Donna Spahn ... hair stylist
Robert L. Stevenson ... supervising hair stylist (as Robert Louis Stevenson)
Victoria Wood ... wig maker: Samuel L. Jackson

Production Management

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Edith Dupré LeBlanc ... unit production manager (as Edith Dupre LeBlanc)
Tim Myers ... post-production supervisor

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Angi Bones ... second second assistant director (as Angelique Bones)
Cherie Graham ... second second assistant director
James Alan Hensz ... first assistant director
Edith Dupré LeBlanc ... assistant director: Louisiana
Donald Murphy ... additional second assistant director
James Roque ... second assistant director

Art Department

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Gary Patrick Anderson ... property assistant (as Gary Anderson)
Matt Carrol ... storyboard artist
Arthur Desvignes ... carpenter
Phyllis Detrich ... property master
Vince LeBlanc ... set dresser (as Vince Le Blanc)
Chris Mabli ... on-set dresser
Jamie Maheu ... lead man (as Jamie C. Maheu)
Cheryl A. McDermott ... swing (as Cheryl McDermott)
Morgan Miller ... buyer
Cee Moravec ... property assistant
Michelle Nunez ... property assistant
Eric William Pierson ... set dresser
M.R. Seelig ... lead scenic
Larry Spahn ... swing
Debra Sugarman ... on-set dresser (as Debra Sugerman)
Patricia Vitrano ... painter
Robert Williamson ... painter

Sound Department

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Brian Best ... sound effects editor (as Brian T. Best)
Beau Biggart ... adr mixer
Dan Carlisle ... second engineer
Ed Carr ... re-recording mixer (as Edward C. Carr III)
Patrick Cicero ... apprentice sound editor
Bradley Clouse ... first assistant sound editor
Patrick Cyccone Jr. ... dialogue recording mixer (as Patrick Cyccone)
William Dotson ... dialogue editor
Stuart Emanuel ... adr editor
Robert Fisher ... foley recordist (as Robert B. Fisher)
Frank Fleming ... sound recordist
Ricardo Francia ... assistant sound editor (as Ricardo A. Francia Jr.)
Alberto García ... sound effects editor (as Alberto Garcia)
Paul Hackner ... apprentice sound editor
Brian Harman ... loader
Robert L. Harman ... sound effects re-recording mixer (as Robert Harman)
Andrea Horta ... adr editor
Allen Hurd ... sound
Franklin Jones Jr. ... re-recording mixer
Dawn Kratofil ... assistant sound editor
Rudy J. Lara ... sound recordist
Albert Edmund Lord III ... foley editor
Dean Minnerly ... foley artist
Robert Muchnicki ... foley artist
Donald Murray ... sound recording engineer (as Don Murray)
Howard Neiman ... sound effects editor
Steve Nelson ... special design effects
Jay Nierenberg ... supervising sound editor
Benjamin Patrick ... sound mixer (as Benjamin A. Patrick)
Dennis Patterson ... re-recording mixer
Vic Radulich ... dialogue editor
Dennis Sager ... re-recording engineer
Jeff Sawyer ... stereo sound consultant: Dolby
Michael Simpson ... sound recordist
Cathie Speakman ... dialogue editor (as Catherine M. Speakman)
Roland N. Thai ... special design effects (as Roland Thai)
Dan Wesson ... boom operator
Steven D. Williams ... sound effects editor
Marshall Winn ... sound effects editor

Special Effects by

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Christopher R. Brady ... special effects

Visual Effects by

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Randy Algoe ... model builder: Boyington Studios
Edward C. Bartel II ... gaffer: Boyington Studios (as Ed Bartel II)
Camon A. Bowling ... grip: Boyington Studios
Paul Boyington ... visual effects supervisor: Boyington Studios
Jim Donzella ... BFPI administration: Boyington Studios
Rebecca Hammett ... scenic: Boyington Studios
Ronn Hill ... key grip: Boyington Studios
Anthony Mabin ... CGI animator
Bruce Manning ... effects director of photography: Boyington Studios
Paul McCarthy-Boyington ... production assistant craft services: Boyington Studios (as Paul McCarthy Boyington)
Andrew Midgley ... visual CGI effects coordinator
JoJo Myers Proud ... makeup: Boyington Studios
Elena J. Robinson ... digital effects coordinator (as Elena Robinson)
Joseph Thompson ... electric: Boyington Studios (as Joseph J. Thompson)
Nelson Willis ... production designer: Boyington Studios (as Nelson C. Willis)

Stunts

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Marvin Walters ... stunt coordinator

Camera and Electrical Department

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Paul D. Beard ... electrician
Tim Bourque ... electrician
Clint Buras ... best boy electric
Robert C. Campbell ... best boy grip
Henry Cline ... camera operator
Richard L. Cottrell ... key grip
Shiloh Eck ... best boy grip
William J. Eggleston ... special photographer
Jason Goodowens ... grip (as Jason K. Goodowens)
Chris Helcermanas-Benge ... still photographer
Lavelle Higgins ... grip
Lonnie Kahoe ... key grip: Louisiana second unit
Charles Landers ... camera department intern
James Mallory ... second assistant camera
Mike McLaughlin ... gaffer: Louisiana second unit (as Michael B. McLaughlin)
Sean Mennie ... camera loader
Philip C. Pfeiffer ... director of photography: second unit
Brian T. Pitts ... first assistant camera (as Brian Pitts)
John David Pope ... second assistant camera: Louisiana second unit
Christopher Prampin ... gaffer
Daniel Rector ... best boy grip: Louisiana second unit (as Daniel J. Rector)
Joseph Smith ... dolly grip
Robert Zuckerman ... key art photographer

Casting Department

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Victor Davis ... casting: Louisiana
Susan D. Fowler ... casting coordinator
Barbara Harris ... voice casting

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Lee Hunsaker ... set costumer
Kelly Knutzen ... assistant costumer
Heather Pain ... assistant costume designer
Patty Spinale ... costumer builder: Ms. Whitfield
Cynthia Tanner ... assistant costumer

Location Management

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Rachelle Dickerson ... assistant location manager
Dana A. Hanby ... location manager (as Dana Hanby)
Stephanie Pecuch ... assistant location manager: preparation / location assistant (as Stephanie C. Pecuch)
Steven Weidenbacher ... location assistant

Music Department

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Valerie Basnight ... special vocal effects
Troy Davis ... musician: drums
Tony Dimito ... additional music editor (as Tony DiMito)
Gary English ... executive music producer
Joel C. High ... music coordinator: Trimark
Lawrence Hill ... special vocal effects
Julie Glaze Houlihan ... music supervisor (as Julie Glaze)
Julianne Jordan ... director of music: Trimark (as Julianne Kelley)
Edward Simon ... musician: piano
Lori Slomka ... supervising music editor
Don Vappie ... musician: guitar
Reginald Veal ... musician: bass
Clara Williams ... special vocal effects
Malika Williams ... special vocal effects
Steven D. Williams ... special vocal effects
Paul F. Zubrod ... music contractor

Transportation Department

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Barbara Arceneaux ... driver
Joanie Arceneaux ... driver
Jody Arceneaux ... driver
Larry Arceneaux ... transportation captain
Joe Benfiglio ... driver
Jim Brannon ... cook/driver
Phillip Cusimano ... driver
Robert L. Davis ... driver: honeywagon
Cheryl Drake ... cook/driver
Jamie Anderson Flynn ... driver
Troy Flynn ... transportation coordinator
William T. Flynn ... driver
William Gillespie ... wardrobe driver (as William L. Gillespie)
Marvin Gonzales ... driver
Alex Hebert ... driver
Timothy Shane Kropog ... driver
Joey Lafaye ... driver
Joel Morton ... driver: production van
Warren J. Trahan ... driver
Hank Winters ... driver
Freddie Wirstrom ... driver (as Freddy Robert Wirstrom)

Other crew

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Donald Alexander ... assistant cook
Rose D. Arceneaux ... craft service assistant
Joel Timothy Bible ... set teacher (as Joel T. Bible)
Peter Block ... executive in charge of business affairs
Peter A. Block ... executive in charge of business affairs
Kathleen Boles ... production assistant
Katie Bowler ... production assistant
Brenda Brockhoeft ... set production assistant
Tessa Brophy ... assistant production coordinator
Gina T. Charbonnet ... production assistant
Cory Chew ... assistant: Caldecot Chubb
Stanley Bennett Clay ... adr voice artist
Candace Cole ... script revisionist
Trina Davis Cundieff ... electronic press kit (as Trina Davis)
Noel Dawkins ... script supervisor
Caroline Ducrocq ... technical advisor
Bruce David Eisen ... executive in charge of business affairs
Jon Eyez ... set production assistant (as Jon C. Thomas)
Hugh Folkerth ... assistant: Cevin Cathell
Anthony Michael Frederick ... stand-in
Jackie Graf ... assistant: Mark Amin
Kristen Graff ... production assistant
Brad 'Mo' Gremillion ... chef (as Brad Gremillion)
Elizabeth T. Guste ... assistant production accountant
Deborah Ann Henderson ... production coordinator: Trimark (as Deborah Henderson)
Jeff Hill ... unit publicist
Jeanne Ingraham ... craft service assistant
Jennifer Renee Johnson ... assistant: Lynn Whitfield
Alissa M. Kantrow ... production assistant (as Alissa Nicole Miller)
James E. Keegan ... executive in charge of finance
Tracy Keller ... production coordinator
Brian M. Kingman ... insurance
Stephanie Kremer High ... post-production accountant (as Stephanie Kremer)
Liz Landers ... craft service
Terri Lashley ... assistant production accountant
Christopher D.L. Lee ... production assistant
Peter Loop II ... production assistant
Darlene Caamano Loquet ... assistant: Jay Polstein
Mariama ... choreographer
William W. Messersmith III ... production attorney
Morgan Miles ... production accountant (as Morgan M. Miles)
Dan Ming ... production assistant
Susan Muir ... completion bond
Krueger G. Normand ... dialect advisor
Debra Redfearn ... first aid coordinator
Doran Reed ... assistant: Kasi Lemmons (as Doran 'The Man' Reed)
Adam Remington ... assistant chef
Kerry T. Roby ... assistant chef
Joe Russo ... production assistant
Marcia Rutledge ... insurance
Natasha Sanchez ... set production assistant
James H. Shade ... production assistant
Diana M. Smith ... craft assistant
Donna Solomon ... contractual auditor: Trimark
Irene Speiser ... production financing arranger: Silicon Valley Bank
Jackie Stanley ... entertainment coalition
Terry Stavoe ... production staff
Louis Therrien ... entertainment coalition
Leonard L. Thomas ... assistant: Samuel Jackson (as Leonard Thomas)
Alfred Chidi Uzomah ... production assistant
Victoria Vaus ... title designer: main titles
Meltem Vogler ... production controller: Trimark (as Meltem Demirer Vogler)
Charlyn Ware ... business affairs manager: Trimark
Kurt Woolner ... completion bond
Nicole Louise Wright ... production assistant (as Nicole Wright)

Thanks

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Frank Moshier ... special thanks
Paul F. Zubrod ... special thanks

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

The story is set in 1962 Louisiana. The Batiste family is headed by charming doctor Louis. Though he is married to beautiful Roz, he has a weakness for attractive female patients. One night Louis trysts with married and sexy Metty Mereaux, not knowing that he is observed by his youngest daughter Eve, who is there by accident. Eve can not forget the traumatic incident and shares a secret with older sister Cisely. Lies start to roll... Written by Anonymous

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Taglines The secrets that hold us together can also tear us apart. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Le secret du bayou (France)
  • L'estany de l'Eva (Spain, Catalan title)
  • Amores Divididos (Brazil)
  • Magia Batistów (Poland)
  • Farlig sommar (Sweden)
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Runtime
  • 109 min
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Box Office

Budget $6,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $3,287,846, 09 Nov 1997

Did You Know?

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Trivia According to Writer and Director Kasi Lemmons, her cut differed severely from the final cut released to theaters, which eliminated an entire major character from the movie. See more »
Goofs Eve puts 20 bucks she takes from her dad's wallet in her right pocket. In the marketplace where she pays Elzora, she takes the money out of her left pocket. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Mad City/Bean/Starship Troopers/Eve's Bayou/The Wings of the Dove (1997). See more »
Soundtracks A Child With The Blues See more »
Quotes Mozelle Batiste Delacroix: Life is filled with goodbyes, Eve, a million goodbyes, and it hurts every time. Sometimes, I feel like I've lost so much, I have to find new things to lose. All I know is, there must be a divine point to it all, and it's just over my head. That when we die, it will all come clear. And then we'll say, "So that was the damn point." And sometimes, I think there's no point at all, and maybe that's the point. All I know is most people's lives are a great disappointment to them and no one leaves this earth without feeling terrible pain. And if there is no divine explanation at the end of it all, well... that's sad.
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