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The Virgin Suicides ()


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A group of male friends become obsessed with five mysterious sisters who are sheltered by their strict, religious parents in suburban Detroit in the mid-1970s.

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Mr. Lisbon
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Mrs. Lisbon
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Lux Lisbon
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Trip Fontaine
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Adult Trip Fontaine (as Michael Pare)
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Father Moody
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Dr. Horniker
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Mary Lisbon
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Cecilia Lisbon
Leslie Hayman ...
Therese Lisbon
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Bonnie Lisbon
Anthony DeSimone ...
Chase Buell (as Anthony Desimone)
Lee Kagan ...
David Barker
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Paul Baldino
Noah Shebib ...
Parkie Denton
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Tim Weiner
Joe Roncetti ...
Kevin Head
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Jake Hill Conley
Chris Hale ...
Peter Sisten
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Dominic Palazzolo
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Lydia Perl
Dawn Greenhalgh ...
Mrs. Scheer
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Mr. Scheer
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Mrs. Buell
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Mr. Buell
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Mrs. Denton (as Michelle Duquet)
Murray McRae ...
Mr. Denton
Roberta Hanley ...
Mrs. Weiner
Paul Sybersma ...
Joe Larson
Susan Sybersma ...
Mrs. Larson
Peter Snider ...
Trip's Dad
Gary Brennan ...
Donald
Charles Boyland ...
Curt Van Osdol
Dustin Ladd ...
Chip Willard
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Amy Schraff (as Kirsten Fairlie)
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Julie
Sheyla Molho ...
Danielle
Ashley Ainsworth ...
Sheila Davis
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Grace
François Klanfer ...
Doctor (as Francois Klanfer)
Mackenzie Lawrenz ...
Jim Czeslawski (as MacKenzie Lawrenz)
Tim Hall ...
Kurt Siles
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John
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Principal Woodhouse
Mairlyn Smith ...
Mrs. Woodhouse
Sally Cahill ...
Mrs. Hedlie
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Nurse
Scot Denton ...
Mr. O'Conner (as Scott Denton)
Catherine Swing ...
Mrs. O'Conner
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Buzz Romano (as Tim Adams)
Michael Michaelessi ...
Parks Department Foreman (as Michael Miglessi)
Sarah Minhas ...
Wanda Brown
Megan Kennedy ...
Cheerleader
Sandi Stahlbrand ...
Meredith Thompson
Neil Girvan ...
Drunk Man in Pool
Jaya Karsemeyer ...
Gloria
Leah Straatsma ...
Rannie
Mark Polley ...
Cemetery Worker #1
Kirk Gonnsen ...
Cemetery Worker #2
Marianne Moroney ...
Teacher (as Marianne Maroney)
Anne Wessels ...
Woman in Chiffon (as Ann Wessels)
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Narrator (voice)
Derek Boyes ...
Football 'Grieving Teacher' (uncredited)
John Buchan ...
John (Lydia's Boss) (uncredited)
Conor Dean Smith ...
Frankie (uncredited)
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Student (uncredited)
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Guest at the Prom Night (uncredited)

Directed by

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Sofia Coppola

Written by

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Jeffrey Eugenides ... (novel)
 
Sofia Coppola ... (written by)

Produced by

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Willi Bär ... executive producer (as Willi Baer)
Suzanne Colvin ... line producer
Francis Ford Coppola ... producer
Julie Costanzo ... producer
Fred Fuchs ... executive producer
Jordan Gertner ... associate producer
Dan Halsted ... producer
Chris Hanley ... producer
Gary Marcus ... co-producer
Fred Roos ... co-producer

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Air

Cinematography by

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Edward Lachman

Film Editing by

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Melissa Kent
James Lyons

Editorial Department

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Brent Eldridge ... digital color correction
Haines Hall ... editor: diary montage
Sue Mitchell ... assistant to post-production supervisor
Darrin Navarro ... assistant film editor (as Darrin Navaro)
Alain J. Romi ... assistant film editor
Dana Ross ... color timer
Ann Trulove ... first assistant editor
Lonnie Vickers ... assistant editor: New York
Todd Zongker ... assistant editor: New York
Jessica O'Brien ... post-production assistant (uncredited)

Casting By

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John Buchan
Robert McGee
Howard Meltzer ... casting director: New York
Linda Phillips-Palo

Production Design by

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Jasna Stefanovic

Art Direction by

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Jon P. Goulding ... (as Jon Goulding)

Set Decoration by

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Megan Less

Costume Design by

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Nancy Steiner

Makeup Department

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Lisa Brown ... assistant makeup artist
Gail 'Freddie' Godden ... key hair stylist (as G.E. 'Freddie' Godden)
Kathleen Graham ... key makeup artist
Roz Music ... hair stylist: second unit: Los Angeles / makeup artist: second unit: Los Angeles
Suzanne Savage ... assistant hair stylist

Production Management

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David Bailey ... post-production supervisor: Toronto
Suzanne Colvin ... production manager
Pearl A. Lucero ... assistant production manager: Los Angeles (as Pearl Lucero)
Livia Pérez-Borrero ... production manager: Los Angeles (as Livia Perez-Borrero)
Keitha M. Redmond ... assistant production manager (as Keitha Redmond)
James R. Rosenthal ... post-production supervisor
David Hillary ... production leader (uncredited)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Christopher Binney ... second assistant director (as Chris Binney)
Roman Alexander Buchok ... third assistant director
Roman Coppola ... second unit director
David MacDonald ... first assistant director: Toronto
Michel Poirier ... trainee assistant director
Tom Quinn ... first assistant director
Stewart Young ... second assistant director: Toronto
Geoff Ashenhurst ... trainee assistant director (uncredited)
Michal Page ... second assistant director (uncredited)
Graham Tallman ... daily trainee assistant director (uncredited)

Art Department

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Lilian Baksalevowicz ... art department continuity (as Lillian Baksalevowicz)
Jon Bankson ... construction coordinator: Hot Sets (as Jon Banksen) / paint coordinator: Hot Sets (as Jon Banksen)
Craig Boland ... props assistant
Nigel Churcher ... graphics / second assistant art director
Scott Duran ... set dresser: Los Angeles
Christopher P. Garr ... construction consultant: Los Angeles (as Chris Garr)
Brad Greaves ... art department apprentice
Rob Hepburn ... buyer
Terry Macauly ... set dresser (as Terry McCauly)
Kenny Meinzinger ... property master
Marc Meisels ... set dresser: Los Angeles (as Mark Meisels)
Andrij Molodecky ... property master
Victor Renaldi ... storyboard artist
Dana Richardson ... props: Toronto
Jeff Silver ... set dresser
Linda Spheeris ... art director: Los Angeles / set decorator: Los Angeles
Tom Thompson ... props: Toronto / set decorator: Toronto
Tamara Andrews ... scenic painter (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Doug Andham ... adr recordist (as Doug Andorka)
Richard Beggs ... re-recording mixer / sound designer
Erik Blank ... adr editor / dialogue editor
Felipe Borrero ... sound mixer: Los Angeles
Keith Burhans ... adr editor / dialogue editor
Mark Cabiddu ... boom operator
Kevin DeBernardi ... mix facility assistant (as Kevin Debernardi)
Ethan Derner ... sound recordist
Henry Embry ... sound recordist
Pete Horner ... sound recordist
Sean Keegan ... foley recordist
Sanaa Kelley ... foley artist (as Sanaa Cannella)
Robert Knox ... recording supervisor
Laura Laird ... adr editor / dialogue editor
Ivan Landau ... mix facility assistant
Kenneth C. Mantlo ... boom operator: Los Angeles (as Kenny Matlow)
Wes Otis ... adr editor (as Roy Wes Otis) / dialogue editor (as Roy Wes Otis)
Jesse Pomeroy ... adr editor / adr supervisor / dialogue editor
Brian Sarvis ... recording supervisor
Robert Serda ... adr recordist
Julia Shirar ... assistant sound designer
Kent Sparling ... re-recording mixer
Daniel Sperry ... stereo sound consultant: Dolby (as Dan Sperry)
Howard Stein ... mix facility supervisor
Jussi Tegelman ... additional sound effects editor
Gretchen Thoma ... foley artist
Galen Walker ... supervising sound editor: DSW
Alek Bromke ... adr recording engineer (uncredited)
Paul Stanley ... sound facilities liaison (uncredited)

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Jordan Craig ... special effects coordinator
John LaForet ... special effects coordinator (as John Laforet)

Visual Effects by

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Dennis Dorney ... optical lineup
Christopher Dusendschon ... in-show opticals and split screen optical compositor: THDX (uncredited)
Steven Emmert ... optical compositor: THDX (uncredited)
Bret Mixon ... rotoscoping (uncredited)

Stunts

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Dan Belley ... stunt double: Dominic

Camera and Electrical Department

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Michael Bickel ... grip: Toronto (as Michael Bickell)
Paul Boucher ... first assistant camera
Mark Cowden ... best boy
Corrine Day ... still photographer
Gary Dunham ... first assistant camera: Los Angeles
Chuck Eukey ... key grip: Los Angeles
Chris Faulkner ... dolly grip / key grip
Charles A. Gould ... key grip: Toronto (as Charles Gould)
Stewart Grayburn ... best boy grip
Monica Guddat ... first assistant camera: Toronto
Rob Haid ... grip (as Robert 'Gump' Haid)
Robert Jason ... gaffer: Los Angeles (as Bobby Jason)
Clayton Joye ... still photographer
Erwin Lodewyk ... grip: Toronto
David McNichol ... electrician (as Dave McNicoll) / gaffer: Toronto (as Dave McNicoll)
Steve Mrkobrada ... second assistant camera
Demetri Portelli ... camera trainee
Anthony Ramsey ... electrician (as Tony Ramsey)
Rod Robertson ... best boy: Los Angeles
Edward Stanulis ... second assistant camera: Toronto
John Sztejnmiler ... generator operator
Franco Tata ... gaffer (as Frank Tata)
Scott Tremblay ... electrician
Renee Treyball ... second assistant camera: Los Angeles (as Renee Traball)
Paul Van der Linden ... director of photography: Toronto (as Paul Van Der Linden)
Pierre Vinet ... still photographer
Andreas Waldherr ... rigging grip
Chris Wilson ... grip
Steve Kolodziej ... 24 frame video operator (uncredited)
Tom Thompson ... grip: Toronto (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Stuart Howard ... casting: New York
Zameret Kleiman ... extras casting
Howard Meltzer ... casting: New York
Roz Music ... additional casting: Plaster Casting
Joanna Polley ... extras casting
Hayley Marcus Simpson ... additional casting: Plaster Casting (as Hayley Marcus)
Jane Alderman ... additional casting (uncredited)
Elizabeth Gray ... casting assistant: Canada (uncredited)
Stephanie Laffin ... casting assistant: New York (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Jennifer Dozier ... assistant costumer: Los Angeles
Emma England ... wardrobe assistant
Judith England ... costume coordinator
Kim Forrest ... wardrobe assistant
Sheila Radovancevic ... wardrobe truck assistant
Lynette Meyer ... costumer (uncredited)

Location Management

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Michael Blecher ... location manager
Mike Fantasia ... location consultant: Los Angeles
Chris McLean ... location production assistant
Suzanne Porter ... assistant location manager
Ron Gwynne ... location scout (uncredited)

Music Department

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Richard Beggs ... composer: additional music / music editor
Jill Meyers ... music business affairs
Brian Reitzell ... music supervisor
Alan Ett ... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Scott Liggett ... composer: additional music (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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Juan Barrasso ... grip truck driver: Los Angeles (as Juan Barroso)
Martin Bentler ... driver: honeywagon
Dennis Bressan ... driver (as Dennis Bressen)
Steven 'Sparky' Carr ... transportation coordinator (as Sparky Carr)
Brian Delahanty ... trailer driver: Los Angeles
Tim Fagan ... driver
Al Izumi ... driver
John McCaughey ... transportation captain
Gordie Merrick ... transportation consultant: Los Angeles
Teri Muz ... driver: Mr. Woods (as Terri Westall-Muz)
John Renwick ... driver
Steven Sacrob ... driver (as Steve Sacrab)
Carl Severin ... driver / picture car wrangler
David Stetson ... driver: Ms. Turner
Mike Thomas ... driver
Arnie Vazquez ... driver: camera truck: Los Angeles (as Arnie Vasquez)

Other crew

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Pamela Abdy ... assistant: Mr. De Vito, Los Angeles
Heather Anderson ... office production assistant
Petra Baker ... set supervisor
Chris Canute ... studio teacher: Los Angeles
Jamie Danesh ... production assistant: Los Angeles
Anne Edgar ... assistant: Fred Roos (as Ann Edgar)
Johannes Gamble ... vacation photo montage
Kara Hiltz ... clearance coordinator
Nancy Jackson ... assistant production coordinator
Winnifred Jong ... script supervisor
Tarek Kahn ... assistant: Julie Costanzo (as Tarek Khan)
Laura Kim ... publicist: mPRm Public Relations
Thomas W. Leidner ... production assistant: Los Angeles (as Tom Leidner)
Penny McDonald ... assistant: James Woods
Geoff McFetridge ... title designer: Champion Graphics
Haley McLane ... script supervisor: Los Angeles
Stephanie Miller ... script supervisor: second unit Toronto
Terri Modjallal ... craft service: Los Angeles
Christopher Neil ... acting coach (as Chris Neil) / dialogue coach (as Chris Neil)
Timothy Wayne Peternel ... production executive: Muse (as Timothy Peternel)
Keitha M. Redmond ... production coordinator (as Keitha Redmond)
Pierre Remy ... chef: Los Angeles
Christina Sawyer ... post-production accountant
Fred Scialla ... stand-in: Danny DeVito, Los Angeles (as Freddy Scialla)
B.E. Sharp ... production accountant (as B. Sharp)
Jeannine Sharp ... first assistant accountant
Jay Shoemaker ... chief executive: Coppola Companies
Jeremy Speigel ... office production assistant
Kathleen Talbert ... unit publicist
Jeff Trachtman ... key production assistant: Los Angeles (as Jeff Trachman)
Michelle Vodraska ... set production assistant: Toronto
Diane Brunjes ... production assistant (uncredited)
Linda Callow ... choreographer (uncredited)
Natalie Fokes ... assistant accountant (uncredited)
Clark McCutchen ... production executive (uncredited)
Dana Reznik ... photo double: Kirsten Dunst (uncredited)

Thanks

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Lance Acord ... thanks
Rima Acord ... thanks
Seth Berg ... thanks
Ron Broitman ... thanks
Josh Charles ... thanks
Linda Chelgren ... thanks
Stacey Crockett ... thanks
Sarah Diamond ... thanks
Tom Eaton ... thanks
Paula Erickson ... thanks
Gray Frederickson ... thanks (as Grey Frederickson)
Len Freedman ... thanks
Craig Fruin ... thanks
Vincent Gamba ... thanks
Peter Graham ... thanks
Lorna Guess ... thanks
Roberta Hanley ... thanks
Jennifer Jesperson ... thanks
Spike Jonze ... thanks (as Spike)
Robin Kaye ... thanks
Eddie Lambert ... thanks
Pat Lucas ... thanks
Dick Mean ... thanks
Anahid Nazarian ... thanks
Terry O'Sullivan ... thanks
Dave Owen ... thanks
Yoon Sin Park ... thanks
Joe Paulino ... thanks
Dave Read ... thanks
Peter Scott ... thanks
Greta Seacat ... thanks
Chip Sutherland ... thanks
Natalie Swan ... thanks
Lisa Thomas ... thanks
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Storyline

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Plot Summary

A man about forty years of age tells the story from when he was a teenager in upscale suburban Detroit of his and three of his friends' fascination with the mysterious and doomed Lisbon sisters. In 1974, the sisters were seventeen year old Therese, sixteen year old Mary, fifteen year old Bonnie, fourteen year old Lux, and thirteen year old Cecilia. Their fascination still remains as they try to piece together the entire story. The sisters were mysteries if only because of having a strict and overprotective upbringing by their father, who taught math at the girls' private co-ed school, and overly devout Catholic mother, who largely dictated the household rules. The story focuses primarily on two incidents and the resulting situations on the girls' lives. The first was an action by Cecilia to deal with her emotions over her life. And the second was the relationship between Lux - the sister who pushed the boundaries of the household rules most overtly in doing what most teenagers want to do - and Trip Fontaine, he who could have any girl he wanted but wanting solely Lux. Written by Huggo

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Taglines LOVE, SEX, DEATH, PASSION, FEAR, OBSESSION Just like life See more »
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Also Known As
  • Sofia Coppola's the Virgin Suicides (United States)
  • The Lisbon Sisters (United States)
  • Virgin Suicides (France)
  • Das Geheimnis ihres Todes (Germany)
  • The Virgin Suicides - Verlorene Jugend (Germany)
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  • 97 min
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Box Office

Budget $6,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $235,122, 23 Apr 2000
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $10,409,377, 27 Dec 2000

Did You Know?

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Trivia After she had written the script, Sofia Coppola was heartbroken to discover that another company was already producing an adaptation of the book themselves. However, they were not happy with their script, so she showed them hers and they ended up using it instead. See more »
Goofs In the scenes in Mr. Lisbon's classroom there is a banner above the chalkboard that displays an incorrect value of pi. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Air: Playground Love (2000). See more »
Soundtracks On the Horizon See more »
Quotes Tim Weiner: What we have here is a dreamer. Someone completely out of touch with reality.
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