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Foreign Correspondents (1999)

Two stories of complicated long-distance relationships between people from different countries.

Director:

Mark Tapio Kines
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Melanie Lynskey ... Melody
Wil Wheaton ... Jonas
Corin Nemec ... Trevor
Yelena Danova Yelena Danova ... Mira
Steve Valentine ... Ian
Blaire Baron ... Rachel
Douglas Coler Douglas Coler ... Nils
Lisa LoCicero ... Christina
Alice Cunningham Alice Cunningham ... Mary
Guy Lewis Guy Lewis ... Michael
James Michael Tyler ... Randy
Lillian Adams ... Sonya
Earl Schuman Earl Schuman ... Sam
Richard Moll ... Man in Bookstore
Keith Anthony Keith Anthony ... Kevin
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Two stories of complicated long-distance relationships between people from different countries.

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Taglines:

There Are Two Sides To Every Mystery.

Genres:

Drama | Mystery | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for language and brief sensuality
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Trivia

Was originally planned as a 50-minute film centered around the "Dear Jenny" storyline. Realizing the impossibilities of selling and distributing a 50-minute film, the director wrote the second segment ("Love, Trevor") which filled out the story to feature length. See more »


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Every Other Night
Written by Vanessa Theme Ament
Performed by Vanessa Theme Ament
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A promising initial effort; some exceptional actors.
11 January 2001 | by jack_94706See all my reviews

The story with Danova has a lot more zing to it; Wheaton doesn't have an especially likeable part to play, but that doesn't mean that he's not acting well. I was invited to see an early screening for this film in San Francisco; it was well received there, but then many in the audience had acted as extras in the film. Chris Farrell does a nice job with the music; but the title suggests too much of a comparison with the famous Hitchcock film -- which isn't apt; these are love stories or friendships, teenagers on the verge of adulthood. A good first effort, and given the difficulty factor of having a very low budget -- more credit is due to all involved. Melanie Lynsky, a tremendously gifted actress -- she did terrific work in the outstanding film "Heavenly Creatures -- is largely wasted here. She sacrificed, basically paid her way from New Zealand, just to be given another chance to act -- after having a complex and challenging role in one of the greatest films of the nineties, she hadn't received many offers. But the part Kines gave her is one of a wallflower, more or less. Yelena Danova was new to me; yet she appeared to be the brightest light in either section. Lynsky could well have the potential to be another Bette Davis type star; but she'll need more imaginative or experienced directors to work with for this to happen. Or she may have to write her own scripts, like Katherine Hepburn did.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 September 2001 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA See more »

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Budget:

$500,000 (estimated)
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Dolby | Dolby SR

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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