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Playing by Heart ()


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Eleven articulate people work through affairs of the heart in L.A.

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Joan
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Hugh
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Valery
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Allison
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Hannah
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Paul
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Meredith
Christian Mills ...
Phillip
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Jane
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Gracie
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Roger
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Mildred
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Mark
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Cook Show Director
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Bosco
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Trent
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Keenan
John Patrick White ...
Pete
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Amber
David Ferguson ...
Drag Queen
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Drag Bar Bartender (as Joel Mccrary)
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Lana
Worthie Meacham ...
Drag Queen #2
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Max (as Michael Buchman Silver)
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Actor 'Commissioner'
Marc Allen Lewis ...
Actor 'Harpagon'
Ron Boussom ...
Actor 'Jacques'
Daniel Chodos ...
Actor 'Anselme'
Mark Lewis ...
Waiter
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Doctor
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Harry
Marcus Printup ...
Trumpet Player
Larry Antonino ...
Bass Player
Tom Chuchvara ...
Drummer
Robert English ...
Saxophonist
Ryo Okumoto ...
Pianist
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Heath Castor ...
Club Kid (uncredited)
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Martin (uncredited)
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Extra (uncredited)
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The Lawyer (uncredited)
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Desk Clerk (uncredited)
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Goth Clubgoer (uncredited)
Louis E. Rosas ...
Club Patron (uncredited)
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Malcolm (uncredited)
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Club Kid (uncredited)
Alison Trowe ...
Club Bartender (uncredited)
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Goth Clubgoer (uncredited)

Directed by

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Willard Carroll

Written by

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Willard Carroll ... (written by)

Produced by

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Kurt Albrecht ... co-producer
Kacy Andrews ... associate producer
Willard Carroll ... producer
Guy East ... executive producer
Paul Feldsher ... executive producer
Meg Liberman ... producer
Nigel Sinclair ... executive producer
Bob Weinstein ... executive producer
Harvey Weinstein ... executive producer
Thomas L. Wilhite ... producer (as Tom Wilhite)
David Witz ... co-executive producer

Music by

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John Barry

Cinematography by

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Vilmos Zsigmond ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Pietro Scalia

Editorial Department

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Gary Burritt ... negative cutter
Jill Rene Gilbert ... post-production coordinator (as Jill René Gilbert)
Phil Hetos ... color timer
Michael Reynolds ... first assistant editor
Steven R. Sacks ... apprentice editor
Fulvio Valsangiacomo ... second assistant editor
Chisako Yokoyama ... first assistant editor

Casting By

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Irene Cagen

Production Design by

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Missy Stewart

Art Direction by

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Charlie Daboub

Set Decoration by

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Cindy Carr

Costume Design by

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April Ferry

Makeup Department

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Jane English ... body makeup artist
Heather Fraker ... makeup artist (as Heather Lee Fraker)
Susan Germaine ... hair department head
Melanie Hughes ... makeup artist
Emanuel Millar ... hair stylist (as Emanuel Manny Millar)
Kim Santantonio ... hair stylist
Janeen Schreyer ... makeup artist: Ms. Jolie
Christina Smith ... makeup department head

Production Management

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Jeffrey Berk ... production supervisor
Paul Davis ... executive in charge of production: Intermedia Films
Will Evans ... executive in charge of production: Intermedia Films
Kathy Goodman ... executive in charge of production: Intermedia Films
Tim Haslam ... executive in charge of production: Intermedia Films
Jeremy Kramer ... executive in charge of production: Miramax
Angel Pine ... post-production supervisor
David Witz ... unit production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Carla Bowen ... second second assistant director
Cas Donovan ... first assistant director
Kelly Kiernan ... second assistant director
Lennie Appelquist ... additional second assistant director (uncredited)
Sheldon Brigman ... additional second assistant director (uncredited)
Mark Hansson ... first assistant director: additional photography (uncredited)

Art Department

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Douglas Abrahamson ... assistant props
Karen Agresti ... buyer
Tim Aldrich ... laborer (as Tim R. Aldrich)
Oscar Alvarado ... propmaker
Bobby Bednar ... propmaker foreman
Daniel Beebe ... propmaker
Denis Benardello ... paint foreman
Brian Berkel ... propmaker
John Black ... plasterer
Steve Borgese ... greensman
John G. Campbell ... set painter
David T. Cannon ... construction coordinator
Larry A. Cornick ... lead man
Carl Denooyer ... set dresser
Todd Ellis ... property master
Randall C. Engle ... propmaker
Michael Grover Forster ... propmaker
Daniel Frey ... propmaker (as Dan Frey)
Mando Gonzales ... laborer
Michael Gooch ... propmaker
Scott G. Jones ... set dresser (as Scott Jones)
Kristen Kelly ... buyer
Jack Kerner ... set painter
Nancy A. Knight ... set painter
Robert E. Knight ... set painter (as Robert Ellison Knight)
James Lewis Lager ... set painter (as James L. Lager)
Elizabeth Lapp ... assistant art director
Jeffrey A. Leake ... propmaker
Roger Luna ... plasterer
Ramón López ... propmaker (as Ramon Lopez)
Matthew Martin ... construction foreman (as Matt Martin)
Lyle Maves ... plasterer
Joe Merino ... set painter
Cheree Miller ... art department coordinator (as Cheree Welsh)
Peter Mugar ... plasterer
Luigi Mugavero ... gang boss
Paul Mugavero ... set dresser (as Paul Dominick Mugavero)
Patricia Owen ... art department assistant
Mark Poll ... set designer
David Pujol ... hod carrier
David Rodriguez ... set painter
Phillip Ruvalcaba ... labor foreman
Dick Sable ... set painter
Monti Santilli Rainbolt ... assistant property master
Mitch Simmons ... lead paint foreman
Patte Strong-Lord ... set designer (as Patte Strong)
Sean Sult ... set painter
Pedro Vides ... propmaker
Joe B. Villalobos ... welder
Mark Walbaum ... art department assistant
William Warner ... on-set painter
Dwain Wilson ... on-set dresser
Tony Wright ... laborer
Jeffrey Zwahlen ... painter gangboss

Sound Department

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Cesar Aguirre ... utility sound technician
Dana Austin ... adr recordist (as Dana Porter)
Robert Batha ... sound effects editor
Ron Bedrosian ... adr mixer
Mark Berger ... re-recording mixer
Kelly Cabral ... supervising sound editor
Patrick Cabral ... foley artist (as Pat Cabral)
Lawrence L. Commans ... second boom operator
Patricia Conaway Lamberti ... foley editor (as Patricia Lamberti)
Nerses Gezalyan ... foley mixer
Hector C. Gika ... sound effects editor (as Hector Gika)
Catherine Harper ... foley artist
Kimaree Long ... dialogue editor
Jennifer L. Mann ... adr supervisor (as Jennifer Mann)
Kelly Oxford ... foley editor
Art Rochester ... sound mixer (as Arthur Rochester)
Scott Sanders ... sound effects designer
Melissa Sherwood Hofmann ... re-recording mixer (as Melissa Hofmann)
Katrina Siegmund ... first sound assistant
David Stanke ... digital assistant
Wylie Stateman ... supervising sound editor
Lauren Stephens ... dialogue editor
Roger V. Stevenson ... boom operator
Jon Title ... sound effects editor
Drew Webster ... digital sound mix technician
Paul J. Zydel ... adr mixer (as Paul Zydel)
Chris Fogel ... sound mixing engineer (uncredited)
Kate Lumpkin ... additional utility sound (uncredited)

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John S. Baker ... special effects
H. Barclay Aaris ... special effects technician (uncredited)
Shane Daniel Wood ... special effects lighting (uncredited)

Visual Effects by

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Grady Cofer ... digital artist: Digiscope

Stunts

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Dan Bradley ... stunt coordinator
Heather Burton ... stunt double: Meredith

Camera and Electrical Department

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Gary Brostrom ... key rigging grip (as Gary A. Brostrom)
Chuck Brown ... dolly grip
Charles John Bukey ... key grip
Tom Cantrell ... lamp operator
Robert Clancey ... rigging grip
William Cousins ... rigging grip (as Bill Cousins)
Richard Crompton ... grip
Thomas A. Curran ... grip
Wayne L. Duncan ... grip
Gábor Forgács ... camera loader (as Gabor N. Forgacs)
Robert Jason ... gaffer (as Robert E. Jason)
Frank R. Jimenez Jr. ... lamp operator (as Frank Rene Jimenez Jr.)
Vincent Mata ... second assistant camera
Daisuke Dice Miyake ... grip (as Daisuke Miyake)
Craig Price ... grip
Christian Rice ... lamp operator
Rod Robertson ... best boy electric
Dennis Seawright ... first assistant camera
Mark R. Shultz ... rigging grip
Peter Sorel ... still photographer
Donald T. Stanford ... lamp operator
Joseph D. Urbanczyk ... camera operator / director of photography: second unit
Philip Todd Velie ... rigging grip
Rodney Veto ... best boy grip
Chuck Weiss ... video assist operator
Paul David Williams ... grip (as Paul D. Williams)
John J. Connor ... director of photography: second unit (uncredited)
Robert Daniel ... studio technical support and services (uncredited)
Adam Glick ... set lighting technician (uncredited)
Ray Patrick ... super technocrane operator (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Sasha Adkinson ... extras casting
Barbara Harris ... adr voice casting
Lee A. Miles ... extras casting (as Lee Miles)
Merri Sugarman ... casting associate
Angela Terry ... casting associate (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Donna Berwick ... assistant costume designer
David Ferry ... set costumer
Nisa Kellner ... set costumer
Joseph Markham ... key costumer (as Joe Markham)
Carlane Passman ... costume supervisor (as Carlane Passman Little)

Location Management

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James Chankin ... assistant location manager
Kristi Frankenheimer ... location manager (as Kristi Frankenheimer-Davis)
Phill Kane ... assistant location manager (as Phil Kane)

Music Department

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Michael T. Andreas ... assistant music editor
John Barry ... conductor / orchestrator
Chris Botti ... musician: solo trumpet
Kostas Christides ... orchestrator (as Konstantinos Christides)
Dan Higgins ... musician: saxophone and clarinet (as Daniel Higgins)
Nathan Kaproff ... music contractor
Adam Kay ... music editor
Karen Kloack ... music coordinator
Cliff Kohlweck ... music editor (as Clifford Kohlweck)
Michael Lang ... musician: piano
Harvey W. Mason ... musician: drums (as Harvey Mason)
Dashiell Rae ... music editor
Dennis S. Sands ... music scoring mixer (as Dennis Sands)
Tim Sexton ... music supervisor
Leland Sklar ... musician: bass
Pete Anthony ... conductor (uncredited) / orchestrator (uncredited)
Tom Boyd ... oboe soloist (uncredited)
Shea Chambers ... music supervisor (uncredited)
George Doering ... musician (uncredited)
Jon Kull ... orchestrator (uncredited)
Lisa Donovan Lukas ... music preparation (uncredited)
Flavio Motalla ... score coordinator (uncredited)
Scott Rouse ... assistant music editor: temp score (uncredited)
James Thatcher ... musician: French horn (uncredited)
Gernot Wolfgang ... scoring assistant (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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Jose Pedro Aleman ... driver (as Jose Pedro Aleman)
Leo Baker ... driver
Tom Battaglia ... driver
John A. Brubaker ... driver
Denny Caira ... transportation coordinator
Tino Caira ... driver
Wallace Frick ... driver (as Wally Frick)
Gary Hellerstein ... driver (as Gary M. Hellerstein)
David Holden ... driver
Gary Kincaid ... driver
Bud Lacy ... driver
Jackie Lambert ... driver
Steve Luce ... driver
Ronnie McGuire ... driver (as Ronnie Mcguire)
John Morello ... driver
Sergio Orozco ... driver (as Sergio A. Orozco)
Richard Padgett ... driver (as Rick Lee Padgett)
Hector Ramirez ... driver
Dan Riportella ... driver (as Danny Riportella)
Mike Shannon ... transportation captain
Steve Sorkin ... driver
Terry Van Bebber ... driver (as Terry R. Van Bebber)
Tad Venger ... driver
Mark Wescott ... driver (as Mark R. Wescott)
Lee Willis ... driver

Other crew

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Matt Adler ... group voices
Wendy Altman-Cohen ... principal eyewear
Sean Arnold ... intern
Cassandra Barbour ... script clearances: Entertainment Clearances
Hilary Bell ... assistant: Willard Carroll
Danny Bress ... production assistant
Cathy Cavadini ... group voices (as Catherine Cavadini)
Keith Cotton ... accounting assistant
Robert Dawson ... title designer
Judi M. Durand ... group voices (as Judi Durand)
Susan Edwards ... assistant to cast
Greg Finley ... group voices
Tim Gonzales ... craft service
Ed Grady ... craft service
Julie Hansen ... production accountant
Barbara Harris ... group voices (as Barbara Iley)
Kevin Harris ... first assistant accountant
Doris Hess ... group voices
Eric L. Hurd ... production assistant
Christopher Kahn ... assistant production coordinator (as Chris Kahn)
Carlyle King ... group voices
Christian Krieger ... production assistant
Jonipher Kwong ... assistant to producers
Andrew Laker ... intern
Mark R. Lindsay ... sales representative (as Mark Lindsay)
Michele Carmel Long ... production coordinator (as Michele A. Carmel)
Mike R. Manzo ... production assistant
Jennifer McAlear ... assistant: Paul Feldsher (as Jennifer Mcalear)
David McCharen ... group voices (as David Mccharen)
Katie Mustard ... intern
Wendy Neel Brogan ... payroll accountant (as Wendy Brogan)
Robert Ohlandt ... production assistant (as Robert J. Ohlandt)
Richard Penn ... group voices
Eileen Peterson ... unit publicist
Avshalom Pollak ... production assistant
Guy Pringle ... production assistant
David Randolph ... group voices
Denise Sanders ... animal trainer
Jain Sekuler ... script supervisor
Laura Sevier ... script clearances: Entertainment Clearances
Jan Shannon ... assistant to cast
Craig Silverstein ... production secretary
Cheryl Tyre Smith ... group voices (as Cheryl Tyre-Smith)
Scott Taylor ... assistant to producers
Simon Thirlaway ... production assistant
Steven Thomas ... production assistant
B.J. Witz ... medic
Lynn Wyett ... medic
David Zyler ... group voices (as David Allen Kramer)
Ben Blanco ... assistant to producer (uncredited)
Kenneth Burgomaster ... synthesizer programmer (uncredited)
Heath Castor ... production assistant (uncredited)
Jeanie Daniels ... assistant accountant (uncredited)
Wendy E. Matousek ... stand-in: Gillian Anderson (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Eleven articulate people work through affairs of the heart in L.A. Paul produces Hannah's TV cooking show, and they must move beyond gentle barbs when she wants to know about an affair of his years ago. Mark is dying of AIDS, and his mother comes to his bedside: they must talk truthfully. Men have scalded Meredith so she rebuffs Trent's charm, but he persists. The trendy, prolix Joan tries to pull the solitary Keenan into her orbit: why is he reluctant? An adulterous couple meet at hotels for evening sex, but she is unwilling for the relationship to grow. Hugh tells tall tales, usually tragic, to women in bars. By the week's end, their parallel stories converge. Written by

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Taglines If romance is a mystery, there's only one way to figure it out. See more »
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Also Known As
  • If They Only Knew (United States)
  • Dancing About Architecture (United States)
  • My Heart, My Love (Japan, English title)
  • La carte du coeur (France)
  • Leben und lieben in L.A. (Germany)
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Runtime
  • 121 min
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Budget $14,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United Kingdom GBP30,310, 08 Aug 1999

Did You Know?

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Trivia Ryan Phillippe didn't tell the filmmakers that he was going to dye his hair blue. The first they knew of it, was when he turned up on set on the day of filming with his hair a different color. Most of the cast and crew were taken aback, but director Willard Carroll liked it. Coincidentally, Angelina Jolie dyed her hair on exactly the same day. See more »
Goofs Up until the end of the movie Angelina Jolie doesn't have her dragon tattoo on her left arm. When all the couples meet for their parents to renew their vows you can then see that she has a red saran wrap heart on her left arm. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in At First Sight/Another Day in Paradise/Hi-Lo Country/Playing by Heart/The Theory of Flight (1999). See more »
Soundtracks Drinking in LA See more »
Crazy Credits The opening scenes introducing the major characters list their character names with subtitles, but not the actors/actresses who are portraying them. See more »
Quotes Paul: The wonderful thing about falling in love is you learn everything about that person and so quickly. And if it's true love, then you start to see yourself through their eyes. And it brings out the best in you. It's almost as if you're falling in love with yourself.
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