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Inventing the Abbotts ()


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Two working class brothers court three wealthy and beautiful sisters in a small Illinois town.

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Doug Holt
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Jacey Holt
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Lloyd Abbott
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Helen Holt
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Eleanor Abbott
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Steve
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Pamela Abbott
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Alice Abbott
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Joan Abbott
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Peter Vanlaningham
Nicole M. Vassallo ...
Giggling Girl #1
Amanda Sherman ...
Giggling Girl #2
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Victor
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Webb Crosby
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Co-ed
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Sandy
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Ted
Margaret Ash ...
Store Clerk
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Principal
Susan Barnes ...
Mrs. Porter
Andrea Post ...
Waitress
Jack Cummins ...
Funeral Director
David Heckendorn ...
Pre-Record Singer
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Janette Andrade ...
Socialite (uncredited)
Jana Rains Austinson ...
Dancer (uncredited)
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Narrator (uncredited)
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Student (uncredited)
Dayna Price ...
Susie Jacobs (uncredited)
Sean St. Heart ...
Mike (uncredited)
Joseph Benjamin Stewart ...
Dancer (uncredited)
Anne Zogby ...
Party Guest (uncredited)

Directed by

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Pat O'Connor

Written by

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Sue Miller ... (story)
 
Ken Hixon ... (screenplay)

Produced by

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Jack Cummins ... executive producer
Brian Grazer ... producer
Ron Howard ... producer
Karen Kehela Sherwood ... executive producer (as Karen Kehela)
Janet Meyers ... producer

Music by

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Michael Kamen

Cinematography by

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Kenneth MacMillan ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Ray Lovejoy

Editorial Department

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Logan Breit ... first assistant editor
Gary Burritt ... negative cutter
Kirsten Chalker ... second assistant editor
Justin C. Green ... apprentice editor
Stephen R. Sheridan ... color timer (as Steve Sheridan)
Andrew Charlton ... assistant film editor (uncredited)

Casting By

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Risa Bramon Garcia

Production Design by

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Gary Frutkoff

Art Direction by

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William V. Ryder

Set Decoration by

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Kathryn Peters

Costume Design by

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Aggie Guerard Rodgers

Makeup Department

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Gracie Atherton ... makeup artist: Petaluma
Jennifer Bell ... key hair stylist
Kathrine Gordon ... background hair stylist
Mindy Hall ... key makeup artist
Julie Hewett ... makeup department head
Medusah ... hair department head
Charlene Ostermann ... body makeup
Catherine Childers ... hair stylist (uncredited)

Production Management

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Jack Cummins ... unit production manager
Marcy G. Kaplan ... production supervisor

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Vincent Agostino ... first assistant director
Violet Cazanjian ... second second assistant director
Sharon Gerhard ... additional second assistant director: Petaluma
Jonathan Watson ... second assistant director

Art Department

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Michael C. Acker ... construction mechanic: Petaluma
Ross Anderson ... painter
Steven Lee Baer ... draper (as Steve Baer)
Peter Bankins ... property master
John Berger ... assistant art director
Louisa Bonnie ... set designer (as Louisa S. Bonnie)
Kinney Booker ... set dresser (as Kinney K. Booker)
Tracy Boyko ... painter: Petaluma
Robert Cardillo ... on-set greensman
Marvin Church ... plaster foreman
Timothy J. Cleary ... signwriter (as Timothy Cleary)
Steve Cooper ... set designer
E. Janell Cornforth ... painter: Petaluma
Terry Doherty ... set dresser
Gary Gagliardo ... general foreman
Hank Giardina ... stand-by painter
William Gideon ... location foreman
Steve Gindorf ... construction foreman (as Stephen Andrew Gindorf)
Val Harris ... lead man
Hugo Herrera ... construction greensman
Sandra Howell ... painter: Petaluma
Julie Inglese ... art department coordinator
James Jackson ... on-set dresser (as Jim Jackson)
Alan James ... paint foreman
Gilbert Johnson ... set dresser: Petaluma
Ken E. Jones ... painter
John C. Kaput ... construction mechanic: Petaluma
Donald E. Kerns ... construction coordinator: Petaluma
Stacy Layne Kramer ... construction accountant
Peter J. Lakoff ... set dresser (as Peter Lakoff)
Charlotte Laughon ... set dresser: Petaluma
Alberto Christiano Lombardo ... assistant property master
Karin L. McGaughey ... set dresser (as Karin McGaughey)
Douglas McKay ... set dresser
Craig Mohagen ... assistant construction coordinator: Petaluma
John Moore ... construction foreman
Harry Niedzwetski ... on-set greensman: Petaluma
Thomas Olson ... painter
Grant Osborn ... painter
Jim Paniagua ... tool man (as James Paniagua)
Stuart Rankine ... second assistant props
Chuck Ray ... construction mechanic: Petaluma (as Charles Ray)
Bret J. Reyer ... painter: Petaluma
Brian Rothstein ... painter: Petaluma
Tony Salazar ... labor foreman
Larry Salter ... head paint foreman
Chris Snyder ... construction coordinator
Elizabeth Tullis ... paint foreman: Petaluma
John Bullard ... propmaker (uncredited)
Patrick Musni ... set constructor (uncredited)

Sound Department

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James Bolt ... re-recording mixer (as Jim Bolt)
Terry Busby ... assistant sound editor
Michael A. Carter ... sound re-recording mixer: UK (as Michael Carter)
Anthony Cleal ... sound re-recording mixer: UK (as Tony Cleal)
John Glaeser ... cable person
Matt Grimes ... dialogue editor (as Matt Grime)
Gill MacDonald ... assistant sound editor
Richard McIlvery ... pre-record recordist
Frank Morrone ... re-recording mixer
Bob Olari ... sound recordist: Todd-AO Studios, East (as Robert Olari)
Rocky Phelan ... sound editor
John Pritchett ... sound mixer (as John Patrick Pritchett)
David M. Roberts ... boom operator
B. Tennyson Sebastian III ... re-recording mixer
David Sharpe ... assistant sound editor
Don Sharpe ... supervising sound editor
Alastair Sirkett ... assistant sound editor

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James Fredburg ... special effects coordinator (as Jim Fredburg)
Bill Hansard ... projected special effects (as Billy Hansard)

Stunts

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Joey Box ... stunts
Shane Dixon ... stunt coordinator
Fiona Jackson ... stunts (as Fiona Jackson Adamo)
John Moio ... stunt coordinator
Denney Pierce ... stunts
James B.G. Ricketts ... stunts
Christina Ritzi ... stunts (as Christina Fetters)
Mic Rodgers ... stunts
Michael Runyard ... stunt coordinator
Jim Stephan ... stunts (as Jim Stephen)
Tim Trella ... stunts
Christopher J. Tuck ... stunts (as Chris Tuck)
Jim Stephan ... stunts (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Stuart Abramson ... rigging key grip (as Stuart M. Abramson)
Randy Alderson ... electrician
Kent Alexander ... grip
Eric Blum ... electrician: Petaluma
Michael Fauntleroy Jr. ... camera loader
Michael A. FauntLeRoy ... first assistant camera (as Michael A. Fauntleroy)
Michael Ferris ... additional photographer
Patrick Figueroa ... grip: Petaluma
Edward Filian ... grip
Anthony Gaudioz ... camera operator
Dennis Gehringer ... electrician: Petaluma
Gary Gill ... grip: Petaluma
Scott Hillman ... best boy grip (as Scott 'Scooter' Hillman)
Frank M. Holgate ... aerial photographer (as Frank Holgate)
Bobby Huber ... key grip
Jeffrey A. Johnson ... grip
Stephen Johnstone ... best boy electric (as Steve Johnstone)
Zachary Love ... electrician: Petaluma
Rick Maddux ... best boy electric
Michael Molnar ... grip: Petaluma
Dan Moore ... video assist operator (as Daniel P. Moore)
John Murphy ... dolly grip (as John W. Murphy)
Patrick Murray ... gaffer
Randy Nolen ... steadicam operator
E. Christopher Reed ... electrician
Mark Shankel ... grip: Petaluma
Nick Shuster ... second assistant camera
Richard Smock ... rigging gaffer (as Richard C. Smock)
John Trunk ... video assist operator: Petaluma
Rick Uva ... grip
Carl A. Vidnic ... electrician
Merie Weismiller Wallace ... still photographer
David L. Whitham ... electrician (as David Whitham)
Kurtis Bedford ... grip (uncredited)
Ron Kunecke ... night light operator (uncredited)
Joseph Kelly Padovich ... generator operator (uncredited)
Steven J. Winslow ... assistant camera: Wescam camera (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Randi Hiller ... casting associate
David H. Kramer ... adr voice casting (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Jody Berke ... costumer: Petaluma
Alison Gail Bixby ... set costumer
Winnie D. Brown ... costume supervisor (as Winnie Brown-Willis)
Adrienne Childers ... costumer
Barbara Hartman-Jenichen ... costumer: Petaluma
Steffani Lincecum ... seamstress
Jill Maley ... set costumer: Petaluma
Alfred N. Martin Jr. ... costumer
Daniela Moore ... set costumer: Petaluma
Bridget Ostersehlte ... key costumer
Jonny Pray ... set costumer (as Jon Pray)
Muto-Little ... costumer (uncredited)

Location Management

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Robin Citrin ... location manager
Robert Graf ... location manager (as Robert J. Graf)
Kim Jordan ... assistant location manager
Mark Lindemuth ... assistant location manager: Petaluma
Ronald P. Tavalaro ... location projectionist

Music Department

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Christopher Brooks ... music supervisor
Andy Brown ... music contractor
Michael Connell ... music editor
Vic Fraser ... music preparation
Janice Ginsberg ... music clearance
David Heckendorn ... pre-record music arranger / prerecord conductor
Michael Kamen ... orchestrator
Jesse Levy ... orchestrator
Stephen Lotwis ... music editor (as Steve Lotwis)
Richard McIlvery ... pre-record music recordist
Stephen McLaughlin ... music mixer / music recordist
D.J. Olson ... orchestrator
Sacha Puttnam ... orchestrator (as Sacha Putnam)
David Sabee ... music contractor
Edward Shearmur ... orchestrator (as Ed Schearmur)
Graham Sutton ... music editor
Pat Takahashi ... music preparation
Tom Boyd ... oboe (uncredited)
Michael Kamen ... conductor (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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Billy G. Arter ... transportation coordinator
Rich Bennetti ... transportation
Julio Salazar ... picture car coordinator
Randy L. Thiedeman ... picture car mechanic
Toni E. Vanness ... transportation co-captain
Dennis C. Ward ... transportation: Petaluma
Stanley R. Webber ... transportation captain
Ed Wirth ... transportation captain (as Eddie Wirth)
Paulie DiCocco ... driver: Liv Tyler (uncredited)

Other crew

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Samuel F. Arroyo ... craft service (as Sam Arroyo)
Patrice Arter ... set medic
Suzy Barbieri ... assistant: Ms. Kehela (as Suzy Gilstrap)
Matt Bilski ... assistant: Mr. Cummins
Jennifer Blair ... assistant production coordinator: Petaluma
Tony Carter ... water technical advisor
George A. Cassell III ... office production assistant: Petaluma (as George A. Cassell II)
Christopher Desmond ... medic coordinator: Petaluma
Mary Jane Faris ... accounting assistant
Karen Golden ... script supervisor
Shannon Halwes ... office production assistant
Bill Hansard ... projection effects (as Billy Hansard)
David Heckendorn ... prerecord arranger
Holly Henrich ... office production assistant
Tom Judt ... craft service
Jean Maninger ... production coordinator (as Jean M. Maninger)
A.J. Marcantonio ... assistant: Mr. O'Connor and Ms. Meyers
Brenda Morris ... payroll accountant (as Brenda L. Morris)
Michelle R. Muir ... office production assistant
Peggy Mulloy ... unit publicist
Jennifer Nickson ... assistant production coordinator
Mayda Renizzi-Holt ... assistant accountant
Mike Rivo ... office production assistant: Petaluma
Ken Ryan ... production accountant
Woody Schultz ... set production assistant
Rick Shuster ... helicopter pilot
Mark C. Smith ... set production assistant
Dan Sullivan ... assistant: Mr. Grazer
Buddy Totten ... set production assistant (as Delmer Totten)
G. Scott Tye ... water safety coordinator: Petaluma
Ted Yonenaka ... craft service
Janette Andrade ... stand in Liv Tyler (uncredited)
Leon Dewayne Cozy ... set production assistant (uncredited)
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Plot Summary

Set in the 1950s, Inventing the Abbotts is a dramatic look at the life of two boys from the wrong side of the tracks and their interaction with the three daughters of local aristocrat Lloyd Abbott. The boys, Jacey and Doug Holt, have only three things in common: their family, table tennis and chasing the beautiful Abbott sisters. Their father, a reckless risk-taker, lost his life through a wager with Lloyd Abbott, his then business partner. Written by FMJ_Joker

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Taglines Love no matter what See more »
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Also Known As
  • Les années rebelles (France)
  • Die Abbotts - Wenn Haß die Liebe tötet (Germany)
  • El secreto de los Abbott (Spain)
  • Abbottowie prawdziwi (Poland)
  • Círculo de pasiones (Argentina)
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  • 110 min
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Box Office

Opening Weekend United States $2,301,138, 06 Apr 1997

Did You Know?

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Trivia The narrator is played by Michael Keaton in an uncredited role. See more »
Goofs When in the movie Doug writes on the window "I love you", he writes with the finger on the glass that is covered with steam, and it looks nice, but in fact when it's cold and the windows are covered with steam, the steam is always INSIDE the room, not outside. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Episode dated 1 April 1997 (1997). See more »
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Quotes Helen Holt: There's different kinds of love, darling. Some people you love no matter what, and others you love if the situation is right. To me, the best kind of love is the "no matter what" kind.
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