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The lives of several individuals intertwine as they go about their lives in their own unique ways, engaging in acts society as a whole might find disturbing in a desperate search for human... See more »

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Joy Jordan
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Andy Kornbluth
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Allen
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Bill Maplewood
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Helen Jordan
Justin Elvin ...
Timmy Maplewood
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Trish Maplewood
Lila Glantzman-Leib ...
Chloe Maplewood
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Psychiatrist
Rufus Read ...
Billy Maplewood
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Mona Jordan
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Lenny Jordan
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Kristina
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Detective Berman
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Nancy
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Kay
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Tom
Eric Marcus ...
Courteous Waiter (as Dr. Eric Marcus)
Eytan Mirsky ...
Angry Picketer
Lisa Louise Langford ...
Radical Picketer
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Rhonda
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Crying Teacher
Allison Furman ...
Consoling Teacher
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Student #1
Bina Sharif ...
Student #2
Tsepo Mokone ...
Student #3
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Vlad
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Joe Grasso
Evan Silverberg ...
Johnny Grasso
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Ann Chambeau
Hope Pomerance ...
Hysterical Woman
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Doctor
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Diane Freed
Dan Tedlie ...
Don
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Zhenia (as Marina Gaizidorskia)
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Betty Grasso
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Police Detective
José Rabelo ...
Pedro
Diane Tyler ...
Janet
Olga Stepanova ...
Zhenia's Mother
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Doorman (uncredited)

Directed by

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Todd Solondz

Written by

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Todd Solondz ... (written by)

Produced by

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Ted Hope ... producer
Pamela Koffler ... line producer
David Linde ... executive producer
James Schamus ... executive producer
Christine Vachon ... producer

Music by

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Robbie Kondor

Cinematography by

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Maryse Alberti

Film Editing by

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Alan Oxman

Editorial Department

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Sean Campbell ... second assistant editor
Charlene Hamer ... first assistant editor
Youna Kwak ... apprentice editor
Noëlle Penraat ... negative cutter
Dave Pultz ... color timer (as David Pultz)
Shelby Siegel ... assistant conforming editor (uncredited)

Casting By

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Ann Goulder

Production Design by

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Thérèse DePrez

Art Direction by

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John Bruce

Set Decoration by

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Nick Evans

Costume Design by

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Kathryn Nixon

Makeup Department

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Cyndi Boyar ... additional hair stylist: Florida / additional makeup artist: Florida
Nicki Ledermann ... key makeup artist
Kerrie R. Plant ... additional hair stylist / additional makeup artist
Gianna Sparacino ... hair designer
Dina Sliwiak ... additional makeup artist as dina sliwiak (uncredited) (as Dina Sliwak)

Production Management

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Ross Katz ... post-production supervisor
Elayne Keratsis ... unit production manager: Florida unit
Eva Kolodner ... unit production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Lucia Burns ... second second assistant director
Cindy Craig ... second assistant director
Jude Gorjanc ... first assistant director
John G. Karliss ... second second assistant director: Florida
Alan Oxman ... second unit director

Art Department

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Joshua Barraud ... additional props
Catherine Bayley ... art intern
Nicole Boesch ... art intern
Brian Buteau ... lead set dresser
Margaret Pine Chabowski ... assistant art department coordinator
Andromache Chalfant ... assistant set decorator
Robert de Mar ... carpenter
Matt Duncan ... assistant property master
Makiko Endo ... art intern
Hector M. Gonzalez ... property master: Florida (as Héctor M. González)
Anton Graham ... set dresser
Denise J. Grillo ... additional set dresser
Caroline Handel ... graphic artist
Michael N. Horan ... additional set dresser
Zachary Jasie ... additional set dresser
Chad Johnson ... carpenter
Sara Kugelmass ... assistant set decorator
Joseph Logan ... additional set dresser
Melissa P. Lohman ... additional set dresser
Sam McConnell ... art intern
Stuart Montgomery ... property master
Mike Morrison ... graphic artist
Jutta Osthues ... additional props
Allison Shigo ... art intern
John M. Souto ... assistant art director
Richard Tedesco ... assistant property master
Aaron Ali Tichenor ... additional set dresser
Cory A. Vincent ... assistant props: Florida
Miyuki Yoshihara ... art intern
Daniel Clowes ... poster designer (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Michael Barry ... re-recording mixer
Laurel Bridges ... boom operator
Neil Danziger ... production sound mixer
Tom Efinger ... supervising sound editor
Curt Finale Hines ... additional boom operator (as Curt Hines)
Jonah Lawrence ... sound designer
Nicholas Montgomery ... foley artist
Betsy Nagler ... additional boom operator
Jaime Reyes ... additional boom operator
Tony V. Stevens ... stereo sound consultant: Dolby
Eric Toline ... additional boom operator / boom operator: Florida
Damian Volpe ... sound designer
Jessica Wing ... assistant sound editor

Special Effects by

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Drew Jiritano ... special effects

Camera and Electrical Department

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Richard Alger ... best boy electric: Florida unit
Joe Arcidiacono ... camera crane operator
Dayvon Baldwin ... fourth grip
Mia Barker ... additional assistant camera
Gus Bechini ... additional electrician
Matt Blades ... additional grip
Bart Blaise ... additional assistant camera
Eric Boncher ... additional electrician
Shaw Hawkins Burrows ... key grip: Florida unit
Gregory Cahill ... best boy grip
Elizabeth Cassinelli ... additional electrician (as Libby Casinelli)
Joel Catalano ... grip: Florida unit
Nicolas L. Charuet ... additional grip
Christina Conroy ... additional electrician
Nicole Corre ... additional electrician
Moira Demos ... additional electrician
John Dodgin ... additional electrician
Tom Downey ... additional assistant camera
Jacques H. Durand ... additional grip
Johnny Erbes-Chan ... additional grip
Matthew W. Flannery ... second assistant camera
Joe Foley ... key grip
Raphael Frank ... best boy electric (as Raphie Frank)
Daryl Furr ... third grip
Henny Garunkel ... still photographer
David Dylan Gorn ... additional grip
Raphaelle Gosse-Gardet ... additional electrician
Christopher B. Green ... first assistant camera
David Harges ... additional grip
Nate Havens ... camera production assistant
Nicole Hernandez ... additional electrician
Curt A. Jentsch ... third electrician
David Kaufmann ... additional grip
Alex Kayne ... electrician: Florida unit
Caroline Kazlas ... camera intern
Stephen Kazmierski ... additional photographer
Wolfgang Koslow ... additional electrician
Jonathan Kovel ... additional grip
Tony Krouse ... electrician: Florida unit
Seth F. McAllister ... additional electrician
Guy Morgan ... additional grip
Michael D. North ... grip: Florida unit
Alexa D. O'Brien ... fourth electric
Larry Orvieto ... additional grip
Toshiaki Ozawa ... gaffer
Marcelo Panizza ... additional second assistant camera: Florida
Storn Peterson ... director of photography: second unit
Kate Phelan ... additional electrician
Lance E. Phox ... additional electrician
Steve Ramsey ... additional electrician
Edward Read ... additional grip
Danya Reich ... additional assistant camera
Antonio Rossi ... first assistant camera
August M. Smarra ... electrician: Florida unit
Adam Snyder ... additional grip
Melissa Soltis ... additional assistant camera
Atsushi Takaoka ... additional electrician
John Tanzer ... additional electrician
James Thorne ... additional electrician
John Unger ... best boy grip: Florida
Jonathan Weaver ... first assistant camera
Robert E. White ... second assistant camera: Florida unit
Angela Whitesell ... additional electrician

Casting Department

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Byron Crystal ... extras casting
Deborah Maxwell Dion ... casting: children, Los Angeles
Karen E. Etcoff ... extras casting
Rebecca L. Murray ... casting assistant

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Natalya V. Aikens ... assistant costume designer (as Natalya V. Khorover)
Kristy Aitken Hernandez ... wardrobe supervisor: Florida (as Kristy Aitken-Hernandez)
Pamela Kezal ... wardrobe supervisor
Lynn True ... wardrobe assistant
Oliver Wolf Wehner ... wardrobe assistant

Location Management

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Fabio M. Arber ... location manager: Florida unit
Stephen Carr ... location assistant
Shannon Causey ... location scout (as Shannon Bowen)
Alexander Cohen ... additional location assistant
Chris Collins ... additional location assistant
Chloe Conroy ... location coordinator
Michael Dallas ... location scout
Ged Dickersin ... location scout
Andrew Federman ... location assistant
Elizabeth Klenk ... location scout
Christie Mullen ... location scout
Lynn H. Powers ... location scout
Jimmy Price ... assistant location manager
Betsy Shankin-Morehouse ... location scout (as Betsy Shankin)
Leah Sokolowsky ... location scout: Florida unit (as Leah Weintraub)
Mimi Turner ... location scout
Al Valentine ... location manager: additional photography
Thomas J. Whelan ... location manager

Music Department

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Sam Burtis ... musician: trombone
Dominic Cortese ... musician: accordion
David Diggs ... musician: english horn/oboe
Frank Egan ... assistant music editor
Michael Fumento ... musician: drums, "Happiness"
Erin Futterman ... assistant to music supervisor
Victoria Gross ... music recording engineer
Susan Jacobs ... music supervisor
Robbie Kondor ... score producer/musician: keyboards and pennywhistle
Matthew 'Boomer' La Monica ... music mixing engineer
Richard Locker ... musician: cello
Robert J. Magnuson ... musician: english horn/oboe
Bob Montero ... music production coordinator
Michael Nordberg ... musician: bass, "Happiness"
Sean O'Neal ... musician: keyboards, "Happiness"
Sandra Park ... musician: violin
Mary Rowell ... musician: violin
Larry Saltzman ... musician: guitar and tiple, "Happiness"
Ira Siegel ... musician: guitar
Pamela Sklar ... musician: flute
David Spinozza ... musician: guitar
Roger Squitero ... musician: percussion
Jamey Staub ... music mixer: "Happiness"
Blake Suib ... music Recordist: "Happiness"
Danny Wilensky ... musician: sax & flute
Sharon Yamada ... musician: violin
Bruce White ... musician: viola (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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Henry S. Avelin ... transportation captain
Thomas Colavito ... driver
Thomas Crehan ... driver
Roy Fortier ... driver
Gus Hein ... driver: special equipment
Steven Menasian ... driver

Other crew

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Ethan Adelman ... cartoonist
Marco Ajello ... additional production assistant
Monique Alderman ... production assistant: Florida unit
Anna Beckman ... cartoonist / office intern
Nadia Benamara ... accounting intern
David Best ... parking production assistant
Susan H. Bodine ... legal services
Richard R. Boudreau ... office intern
Mark Boulos ... office intern
René Brar ... office intern
Andrea F. Cannistraci ... legal services
Lee Chabowski ... Helen's poetry
Cory Chew ... completion bond
Myfa Cirinna ... payroll services
Jeremiah Clancy ... production assistant
Lisa Collomb ... production assistant: Florida unit
Ryan Cooke ... additional production assistant
Barbara Cordoves ... production assistant: Florida unit
Justin Crabill ... remote technician
Debora Degnan O'Neill ... additional production assistant (as Debora Degnan)
Kate Eales ... assistant film conformist
Elliot Earle ... craft service: Florida unit
Kent Ehrhardt ... weather report
Kimberly N. Fajen ... production office coordinator
Ramsey Fong ... key office production assistant
Lyle Gamm ... graphics coordinator
Nicholas Gansner ... additional production assistant
Alessandro Garuzzo ... office intern
Kelsey J. Geisler ... production assistant
Esther Gould ... office intern
Justine Halliday ... assistant film conformist
Benjamin Harris ... cartoonist
Dean Haspiel ... cartoonist
Gretchen Hatz ... production assistant
Marcee Healy ... production assistant
Matthew Herrick ... cartoonist
Anne-Marie Hess ... office intern
Jeff Hill ... unit publicist
Joyce Hsieh ... production accountant
Jason Tavis Jeffries ... office intern
Brian Johnson ... production assistant: Florida unit
Jon M. Johnson ... parking coordinator
William Johnson ... parking production assistant
George Jones ... parking production assistant
Amanda Katz ... office intern
Charlie Kleinman ... office intern
Timothy M. Koenig ... security officer
Zhenia Kozlov ... consultant: Russia
Tina Kronis ... production assistant: Florida unit
Brent Lagerman ... additional production assistant
Ben Lauter ... product placement coordinator
Gary Leib ... cartoonist
John Limotte ... legal services
Brenda M. Long ... production assistant: Florida unit
Jeremy Mack ... additional production assistant (as Jeremy 'Bruiser' Mack)
Paula Manzanedo-Schmit ... completion guarantor: Film Finances, Inc.
Jonathan McGrath ... additional production assistant
Alan McIntyre Smith ... craft service (as Alan Smith)
Michael Meere ... assistant production accountant
Nathaniel Mendelsohn ... office intern
Jonathan Michals ... office intern
Jennifer Miller ... office intern
Ross Miller ... production insurance
Rebecca L. Murray ... assistant: Todd Solondz
Vonda G. Nelson ... additional production assistant
Hetakaisa Paarte ... assistant: Ted Hope
Julie Panebianco ... conduit to "Happiness"
Derek Pastures ... parking production assistant
Patricia Claire Pertalion ... additional production assistant
Jessica Piscitelli ... key set production assistant (as Jessica Anne Piscitelli)
Perri Pivovar ... assistant film conformist
David Powers ... additional production mixer
Phillip Ristaino ... cartoonist
Jose Rodriguez ... office intern
Daniel S. Rogers ... production assistant: Florida unit
Scott Rosenstein ... additional production assistant
Niles Roth ... office intern
Jim Ryan ... cartoonist
Jason E. Sandys ... office intern
Paula Schmidt ... completion bond
Nancy Schwartzman ... assistant: Christine Vachon
Jessica Sharzer ... office intern
Emily Samantha Sherman ... production office coordinator: Florida unit
Nazgol Shifteh ... office intern
Dan Shotz ... office intern
Shelby Siegal ... assistant film conformist
Margo S. Silver ... office intern
Marion Spiegelman ... completion bond
Brian J. Stapleton ... office intern
Tim Streeto ... post-production picture services
Michael Taylor ... script supervisor
John Verni ... set production assistant: additional photography
Jonathan Waks ... cartoonist
Nicole Walker ... office intern
Shelly Westerman ... film conformist
Fred Widland ... assistant production office coordinator
Adrienne M. Williams ... production assistant: Florida unit
Jim Williams ... parking production assistant
Robert Wilson ... additional production assistant
Shawn Wilson ... post-production accountant
Maurier Winston ... parking production assistant
Kurt Woolner ... completion bond
Nakako Yamamoto ... dog handler
Jung-Min Yoon ... additional production assistant
Ronald T. Zizmor ... production assistant
Assia Fratz ... production assistant (uncredited)
Matthew L. Weiss ... additional production assistant (uncredited)

Thanks

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Sandra Bernhard ... special thanks
Jake Myers ... thanks
David W. Schoner Jr. ... special thanks
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Plot Summary

A woman breaks up with her boyfriend, he thinks it's because he's fat. A man is unable to tell her next door neighbor he finds her sexually attractive. An old couple wants to split up, but they don't want to get a divorce. A therapist masturbates to teen magazines. An 11 year old kid is insecure about the fact that he hasn't cum yet. Office workers try to recall the face of a coworker who recently died. A woman is sure she has everything she could ever want. The lives of these individuals intertwine as they go about their lives in their own unique ways, engaging in acts society as a whole might find disturbing in a desperate search for human connection. Written by anonymous

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Also Known As
  • Todd Solondz's Untitled (United States)
  • Bonheur (France)
  • Eftyhia (Greece)
  • Sreća (Serbia)
  • Felicidad (Venezuela)
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  • 134 min
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Budget $3,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $30,230, 11 Oct 1998

Did You Know?

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Trivia Dylan Baker was cast as Bill after more well-known actors who were offered the part balked at playing a pedophile. Baker claimed that he easily moved on after the film to other roles with no negative repercussions to his image or career. See more »
Goofs When the police officers are sitting in Bill Maplewood's house. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Godzilla/Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas/Bulworth/The Horse Whisperer (1998). See more »
Soundtracks Soave sia il vento from Cosi Fan Tutte See more »
Quotes Andy: You think I don't appreciate art? You think I don't understand fashion? You think I'm not hip? You think I'm pathetic? A nerd? A lard-ass fat-so? You think I'm shit? Well, you're wrong, 'cause i'm champagne, and you're shit. Until the day you die, you, not me, will always be shit.
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