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A British writer pursues a young actress to Hollywood and needs all the help he can get to win her love.

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Vicar
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Billy
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Richard
Margo Stanley ...
Mrs. Blenkinsop
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Barbara
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Joy
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Joy's Dad
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Bradford Woman
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Himself
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Jean-Mimi
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Julie
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Spielberg Man
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Sandra
Michael Campbell ...
Young Porter
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Michael
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Patterson
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Joel
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Aviator Shades Cop
Mista Taboo ...
Rapper
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Kid
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Moss
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McCrea
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Red Pool Woman
Dominic Gould ...
Music Store Clerk #1
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Music Store Clerk #2
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Leningrad Cowboy (as Leningrad Cowboys)
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Leningrad Cowboy (as Leningrad Cowboys)
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Minister
Veeti Kallio ...
Leningrad Cowboy (as Leningrad Cowboys)
Don Ranvaud ...
Man with Script
Debra Carroll ...
Waitress
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Takowsky
Tootie ...
Lippy Blonde
Christa Lang ...
Woman on Bus
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Barman
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Tall Woman
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Jealous Man
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Himself
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Smoking Guest
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Corpse
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Herself (uncredited)
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Himself / William Blake (uncredited)
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Michael Bambihill (uncredited)
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Rodolfo (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
Valentin Siroon ...
Bartender (uncredited)
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Rollerblade Girl (uncredited)

Directed by

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Mika Kaurismäki

Written by

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Mika Kaurismäki ... (screenplay)
 
Richard Rayner ... (novel)
 
Richard Rayner ... (screenplay)

Produced by

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Pierre Assouline ... producer
Julie Baines ... producer
Sarah Daniel ... producer
Mika Kaurismäki ... co-producer
Guy Marignane ... line producer: paris
Brent Morris ... line producer
Deepak Nayar ... executive producer
Colin Pons ... production executive: YMPA

Music by

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Sébastien Cortella

Cinematography by

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Michel Amathieu

Film Editing by

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Ewa J. Lind

Editorial Department

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Ilija Barosevcic ... editing trainee: UK
Guy Ducker ... post production supervisor: UK
Peter Lynch ... colorist
Mike Stainer ... grader (as Michael Stainer)
Lynne Warr ... assistant editor (as Lynne P. Warr)

Casting By

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Steve Brooksbank
Randi Hiller
Simone Pereira Hind ... (UK) (as Simone Ireland)
Vanessa Pereira ... (UK)

Production Design by

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Caroline Hanania

Art Direction by

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Tracey Gallacher ... (as Tracey L. Gallacher)

Set Decoration by

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Marcia Calosio
Eliza Solesbury

Costume Design by

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Yasmine Abraham

Makeup Department

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Scott Beswick ... hairdresser: UK
Raqueli Dahan ... key makeup artist
Marguerite Gebhardt ... assistant makeup (as Margeurite Sehr)
Annette Lorant ... additional makeup assistant
Nicholas Serino ... key hair stylist
Carole Williams ... makeup artist: UK

Production Management

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Brigitte Mueller ... production manager
Shellie Smith ... production manager: UK

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Pamela Altieri-Paterra ... second second assistant director
Matthew Baker ... second assistant director: UK (as Matt Baker)
Melissa V. Barnes ... second assistant director
Timothy Bird ... first assistant director (as T. Bird)
Ian Ferguson ... first assistant director: UK
Ben Johnson ... third assistant director: UK
Rebecca MacDonald ... additional second second assistant director
Jonathan Newman ... second second assistant director

Art Department

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Regina Lee Alonte ... graphics designer (as Regina Lee Herve)
Will Batts ... set designer
Ryan Cassidy ... additional swing gang
Virginia Chandler ... art department intern
Nobby Clark ... construction coordinator
Robert Clements ... painter: UK
Chris Forsberg ... additional swing gang
Elizabeth Fowler ... property assistant
Steve Hunt ... painter: UK
Nadeem Khan ... art department trainee: UK
Clark Lore ... additional swing gang
Andy Ludford ... property master: UK
Emma MacDevitt ... art department assistant: UK (as Emma McDevitt)
Dutch Merrick ... property master (as Steven A. Merrick)
Patrick Miller ... swing gang
Marcus Morley ... carpenter: UK
Andrew Munro ... art director: UK
Stephen Parrish ... additional art department production assistant
Brian Sayce ... dresser: UK
Roger Schembri ... art department trainee: UK
Gregg Singer ... additional swing gang (as Greg 'Zing' Singer)
Katherine Slegmeth ... additional property assistant
Tim Snowber ... lead person
Eliza Solesbury ... prop buyer: UK
Harlan Spatz ... swing gang (as Harlan C. Spatz)
Ashley Stones ... standby props: UK
Kevin Waite ... construction manager: UK
Martin Weston ... painter: UK
David D. Wheeler ... additional swing gang
Christina Ann Wilson ... art department assistant (as Christina A. Wilson)
Dean Zingus ... on-set dresser (as Dean G. Zingus)

Sound Department

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Martin Beresford ... sound maintenance: UK
Dan Chapman ... adr recordist
Steve Evans ... boom operator (as R. Steven Evans)
Diane Greaves ... foley artist (as Dianne Greaves)
John Griffith ... foley editor
Jokke Heikkilä ... sound trainee
Dean Humphreys ... re-recording mixer
Craig Irving ... re-recording mixer
Paul Jyrälä ... sound designer / sound mixer
Steven Nafshun ... adr recordist (as Steve Nafshun)
James Seddon ... dolby consultant
Jason Swanscott ... foley artist
James Swift ... sound trainee: UK

Special Effects by

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Ron Ambro ... special effects
Evan Green-Hughes ... special effects supervisor: UK

Visual Effects by

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Sally Clayton ... digital artist
Simon Giles ... visual effects producer
Trevor Young ... scanning and recording: The Film Factory at VTR

Stunts

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Andy Bradford ... stunt coordinator
Jeff Imada ... stunt performer (as Jeffrey Imada)
Danny McBride ... stunt performer (as Daniel F McBride)
Scott McElroy ... stunt coordinator
Chris Palermo ... stunt performer
Felipe Savahge ... stunt performer
Chad Stahelski ... stunt performer (as Chad Stangelski)
Lee Waddell ... stunt performer (as Rex L Waddell Jr.)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Mike Alcock ... electrician: UK
William Ambrose ... grip
Bill Astin ... gaffer: UK
Philippe Aubry ... best boy grip
Paul Beauchemin ... still photographer
Miguel Benavides ... additional grip (as Miguel Benevides)
Virginia Blaustein ... second assistant camera (as Virginie B. Blaustein)
Stuart Brereton ... clapper loader: UK
Ed Burge ... crane operator: UK
Chris Byers ... key grip (as Christopher Byers)
Dante Cardone ... assistant chief lighting technician
David R. Casey ... gaffer (as David Casey)
Hugh Casey ... first electrician
Marc Christie ... grip (as Marc A. Christie)
Nicholas Cochiolo ... best boy grip (as Nick Cochiolo)
Adam Crocker ... additional grip
Mark Dempsey ... camera trainee: UK
Jim Drysdale ... electrician: UK
Robert Fischer ... additional grip
Michael Franco ... best boy electric
Paul Gibson ... additional lighting technician
Bruce Alan Greene ... steadicam operator
Zoli Hajdu ... dolly grip (as Zoli J. Hajdu)
Paul Hill ... best boy: UK
John Jacobs ... additional lighting technician
Michelle Leve ... grip
Damon Liebowitz ... additional lighting technician
Bradford Lipson ... additional lighting technician (as Brad Lipson)
Dave Loden ... additional grip
Peter Maghie ... grip: UK
Ron McCausland ... dolly grip
Jon D. Morrison ... lighting technician
Fabienne Octobre ... first assistant camera
Caitlin Phillips ... loader
William Pocrnich ... additional grip
Marcus Robinson ... still photographer: UK
Kevin Sanders ... lighting technician (as Kevin B. Sanders)
R. Michael Stringer ... grip
Tim Thompson ... grip: UK
Pia Tikka ... additional camera
Jarred Waldron ... lighting technician
Hootly Weedn ... additional lighting technician

Casting Department

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Myla Brinkman ... casting assistant
Kate Bulpitt ... casting assistant: UK
Jim Green ... extras casting
Marilee Lear ... extras casting: Las Vegas

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Kristen Anacker ... set costumer
Fiona Greaves ... wardrobe trainee: UK
Maeve Guesdon ... costume supervisor (as Maeve Deming Guesdon)
Magali Guidasci ... costume consultant
Pamela Knaefler MacDonald ... additional set costumer
Julia Radakovic ... wardrobe assistant: UK

Location Management

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Jeremy Alter ... location manager: USA
Noola Delany ... location manager: UK
Nick Leslie ... location assistant: UK (as Nicholas Leslie)
Anton Pardoe ... assistant location manager (as Anton Pantocrator Pardoe)

Music Department

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Sébastien Cortella ... musician
Diana Graham ... music supervisor
Matti Hukkanen ... music mixer: Leningrad Cowboys
Jean-Paul Long ... musician
Isabelle Martin ... music scoring mixer
David Salkin ... musician

Transportation Department

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Ben Barsky ... driver
Mick Bleakley ... driver: UK
Billy Cardenas ... driver
Alberto Coto ... driver
Frank B. Craven ... minibus driver: UK (as Frank Craven)
Paul Feddersen ... transportation captain
David Gerry ... driver (as David T. Gerry)
Jim Herbert II ... production van driver
Vincent Imperiali ... production van driver
Fred Johnston ... driver (as Frederick Johnston)
Peter Kirk ... camera truck driver: UK
Gabriel Kramer ... prop truck driver
William P. Lafon ... production van driver
Curt Larson ... driver
Michael Locke ... transportation coordinator
Rick Locke ... driver
Hugo R. Ocana ... driver
Derek Osbourne ... driver: UK
Manuel Ruiz ... driver (as Manuel Ruiz Jr.)
Ivan Silverstein ... driver: UK
Gerry Slade ... artist driver: UK
Lew Strong ... driver (as Lew Ray Strong)
Ron Wamhoff ... honeywagon driver

Other crew

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Sophie Balagayrie ... production coordinator: paris
Julia Bennett ... production coordinator: UK
Deanne Bloch ... clearances
Jorane Castro ... production coordinator: paris
Sarah Catizone ... set medic (as Sarah Oliver)
David Colegrove ... set production assistant
Bruce Corkham ... assistant: Johnny Depp (as Bruce Corkum)
Michael Daniels ... assistant to producer: london
Maria De La Torre ... production coordinator
John Eccleston ... production accountant: UK
Brian Ellison ... office production assistant
Penny Gillman ... production accountant
Vincent Gnemmi ... production coordinator: paris
Bill Gorgensen ... script consultant
Des Gray ... rushes runner: UK
David B. Haynes ... set production assistant
Matt Holloway ... set production assistant (as Matthew Holloway)
Ivan Infante ... office production assistant
Josie Johnson ... caterer: UK
Dave Kasubowski ... craft service (as David Kasubowski)
Brian R. Keathley ... production assistant
Connie Kunz ... assistant production accountant (as Connie Jean Kunz)
Michael Labog ... set production assistant (as Michael P. Labog)
Maxine Leonard ... publicist
Justin Lindsey ... set production assistant
Mathew Lorenceau ... stand-in: Vincent Gallo
Jodi Lowry ... set production assistant
Lucinda Magraw ... unit publicist: UK
Destri Martino ... office production assistant
Danny McBride ... safety consultant (as Daniel McBride)
Scott McElroy ... set medic
Russ McGarry ... office production assistant
Dave McLelland ... caterer: UK
Sylvie Michel ... script supervisor (as Sylvie Michel-Casey)
Gerardo Monzon ... caterer (as Gerardo A. Monzon)
Janice Mordue ... title designer
Em. L. Muslin ... production coordinator: london (as Em Muslin)
Jonathan Newman ... key set production assistant
Rylee Newton ... set production assistant
Helga Oswald ... electronic press kit
Nikki Parker ... publicist
Gilbert Perez ... security
Peter Philips ... caterer: UK
Francisco Rivas ... caterer (as Francisco F. Kivas)
Stella Robinson ... unit nurse: UK
Layla Ross ... office production assistant
Rhachel Shaw ... office production assistant
Danuta Skarszewska ... script supervisor: UK (as Danuta Skarszewka)
Sara Sutton ... trainee production coordinator: UK
Jeremy Tattershall ... floor runner: UK
Pia Tikka ... title designer: main titles
Adriel Toscano ... security (as Adriel 'A.D.' Toscano)
Minna Väisänen ... production coordinator: helsinki
Joan Washington ... dialogue coach: UK
Diane D. Watkins ... office production assistant
Peter Christian White ... set production assistant (as Peter C. White)
Damon Wiener ... office production assistant
Connie Yunkyong Yi ... set production assistant

Thanks

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Anders Bergholm ... special thanks
Johnny Depp ... special thanks
Samuel Fuller ... dedicatee
Aki Kaurismäki ... special thanks
Jaakko Visuri ... special thanks

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Plot Summary

An "aspiring Hollywood actress" (Vinessa Shaw), on a visit to a charming North England town, has a brief fling with the town undertaker (David Tennant), who also writes obituaries for the local paper. Returning home, where she works as a waitress at a Japanese restaurant, she tells everyone about the handsome "writer" she met on her trip. Unfortunately, he decides to follow her back to Hollywood, setting up the expected light romantic comedy with asides as the newcomer gains experience about the goings on in Hollywood. Written by John Sacksteder

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Also Known As
  • I Love L.A. (France)
  • GO! GO! L.A. (Japan, English title)
  • Colgados en Los Angeles (Spain)
  • Absolutamente Los Angeles (Brazil)
  • Los Angeles bez mapy (Poland)
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  • 107 min
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Trivia Johnny Depp didn't take any money for his cameo. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Mika Kaurismäki, elokuvaohjaaja (2015). See more »
Soundtracks All Day and All of the Night See more »

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