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A Slipping-Down Life ()


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A young woman becomes obsessed with a small-time North Carolina rock singer.

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Evie Decker
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Drumstrings Casey
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Clotelia
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Mr. Decker
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Kiddie Acres Manager
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Mrs. Casey
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Faye-Jean Lindsay
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Violet
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David Elliot
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Mr. Casey
Jo Ann Farabee ...
Woman at Salon
Harv Morgan ...
Dick St. Clair
Jason Russel Waller ...
Audience Member #1 (as Jason Russell Waller)
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Audience Member #2
Jason Kavalewitz ...
Young Sex Band
Jeff McMillioan ...
Young Sex Band
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Young Sex Band
Kevin Stack ...
Young Sex Band
Billy Harvey ...
Sloppy Eddie
Mike Hynes ...
Crotch Crickets Band
Michael Ramos ...
Crotch Crickets Band
Eric Tatuaka ...
Crotch Crickets Band
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Redhead Girl
Tony Frank ...
Zack
James N. Harrell ...
Doctor (as James Harrell)
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Nurse
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Paul Ogle
Topher Glenn ...
Drum's Brother
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Walter Craig
Dan Bennett ...
Pharmacist
Kirk Watson ...
Pharmacy Patron
Doris Gramm ...
Judge's Secretary
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Twin Brother #1 (as Vincent Prendergast III)
Brian Prendergast ...
Twin Brother #2
Mike Keller ...
Young Guitar Player
Johnny Goudie ...
Jesse (Musician)
Floyd Freeman ...
Old Black Man on Mouth Harp
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Mr. Harrison
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Mrs. Harrison
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Stacy Bellew ...
Drumstrings' #1 Fan (uncredited)
Greg Corner ...
Bar Patron (uncredited)
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Rock Musician (uncredited)
Dan Eggleston ...
Audience Member (uncredited)
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Sexy Audience Member (uncredited)
Michael Gottschall ...
Bar Patron (uncredited)
David Houston ...
Extra (uncredited)
Alicia McCutcheon ...
Sexy Girl (uncredited)
Daria Prendergast ...
Woman at July 4th Celebration (uncredited)
Brad Schreiber ...
Partygoer (uncredited)
Jordan Stone ...
Audience Member (uncredited)
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Bar Patron (uncredited)
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Officer Grant (uncredited)

Directed by

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Toni Kalem

Written by

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Anne Tyler ... (based on the novel by)
 
Toni Kalem ... (written for the screen by)

Produced by

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Diane Bailey ... associate producer
Steven Brown ... co-producer
Derinda Dallas ... executive producer
Daniel Gerst ... executive producer
Richard Raddon ... producer
Ted Rosenblatt ... executive producer
Robin Sol ... co-executive producer (as Robin J. Lieberman)

Music by

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Peter Himmelman ... (original score)

Cinematography by

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Michael F. Barrow ... director of photography (as Michael Barrow)

Film Editing by

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Hughes Winborne

Editorial Department

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Jo Anne Finan ... negative cutter
Keith Markinson ... post-production editor
Regina Okasaki de Freitas ... associate editor (as Regina De Freitas)
Chris Regan ... color timer

Casting By

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John Papsidera

Production Design by

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Russell J. Smith ... (as Russ Smith)

Art Direction by

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John Frick

Costume Design by

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Francine Lecoultre

Makeup Department

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Morgan Campbell ... assistant hair / assistant makeup
Thomas Nellen ... department head makeup
Katherine Rees ... department head hair

Production Management

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Christine C. Fransen ... unit production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Jonathan Hennessey ... second second assistant director
Karen N. Horwitz ... second assistant director (as Karen N. Horowitz)
Maria Melograne ... first assistant director

Art Department

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Dawn M. Baker ... painter
Bart Brown ... set dresser
Tom Christopher ... set dresser
Krista Ernst ... paint foreman
Ramona Fabregas ... assistant property master
Sam Fleming ... storyboard artist
David Hack ... leadman
Sally Nicolaou Hamilton ... set director (as Sally Nicolaou)
Kelley A. Hankins ... lead scenic artist
Robert Janecka ... property master (as Rob Janecka)
Miles Andrew McCauley ... carpenter
Jay F. McCuin ... assistant property master (as Jay McCuin)
Darren Patnode ... on set dresser
Emily Pryor ... artwork: Evie's
Charles Seale ... carpenter
Christopher Stull ... set dresser
Wallace R. Symns ... lead greens (as Wallace Symns)
Terri Wright ... buyer (as Terri L. Wright)
Patricia Dillon ... set dresser (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Pembrooke Andrews ... assistant dialogue editor
Matthew C. Beville ... adr mixer
Levon Broussalian ... sound effects editor
Lance Brown ... re-recording mixer / supervising sound editor
Jeff K. Brunello ... assistant sound effects editor
Frederick Critchlow ... sound mixer
Paul Curtis ... adr editor
Pud Cusack ... sound mixer
Marc Fishman ... re-recording mixer
Elisabeth Flaum ... sound effects editor
Wayne Gordon ... sound effects editor
Rebecca Hanck ... sound effects editor
Erick Jolley ... adr assistant (as Erick Jolley-Clark)
Eric Justen ... re-recording mix assistant
Michael Kareli ... boom operator (pilot episode)
Shawn Kennelly ... foley mixer (as Sean Kennelly)
Alan Kerr ... foley artist
Val Kuklowsky ... supervising dialogue editor
Dennis Meehan ... boom operator
Dan Scolnik ... assistant dialogue editor
Frederick H. Stahly ... dialogue editor (as Fred Stahly)
Scott Streetman ... playback operator
John C. Stuver ... dialogue editor
Eric Thompson ... adr mixer
Tim Walston ... sound designer / sound editor
Chad Whitman ... assistant dialogue editor
James Wright ... stereo sound consultant: Dolby (as Jim Wright)
Tanya F. Yarbrough ... adr assistant

Special Effects by

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Margaret Johnson ... special effects supervisor
Randy E. Moore ... special effects coordinator

Visual Effects by

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Christopher Dusendschon ... hazeltine optical element timing: THDX (uncredited) / in-show optical compositor: THDX (uncredited)

Stunts

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Jody Haselbarth ... stunt double: Evie
David Sanders ... stunt coordinator

Camera and Electrical Department

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Abby Antweil ... electrician
Theda Cunningham ... second assistant camera
Dawn Good ... loader
Edison Jackson ... gaffer
Jason Jurica ... grip
Kurt Kornemann ... best boy grip
Paul T. LeBlanc ... video assist operator (as Paul Leblanc)
Jimmy Lindsey ... camera operator
Greg Lomas ... key grip
Sean Maxwell ... dolly grip
David McGill ... camera operator / steadicam
Orlando Javier Mora ... grip (as Orlando Mora)
P.K. Munson ... additional first assistant camera / additional operator
Danny Navarette ... best boy electric (as Dany Navarette)
Deana Newcomb ... still photographer (as Deanna Newcomb)
Walter H. Norris ... video assist operator
Beth Puorro ... additional second assistant camera
Matt Richardson ... grip (as Matthew Richardson)
Peter Simonite ... first assistant camera
Kevin Sims ... electrician
Tim Travis ... electrician
Peter J. Verrando ... video assist operator (as Pete Verrando)

Casting Department

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Kelly Bogdan ... extras casting assistant
Wendy O'Brien ... casting associate: Los Angeles
Beth Sepko ... casting director: Austin
Elana Wakeman ... extras casting supervisor

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Anna Abbey ... costume supervisor (as Anna M. Abbey)
Marcia Evers ... seamstress
Jennifer Long ... assistant costume designer
Leeann Radeka ... key set costumer

Location Management

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Susan Elkins ... location manager
Suzanne Koneful ... assistant location manager
Drew Patrizi ... location assistant

Music Department

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Bert Berns ... composer: song "Tell Him" (as Bert Russell)
Dominick Certo ... supervising music editor
Robyn Hitchcock ... composer: songs "Elizabeth Jade", "You've Got A Sweet Mouth On You Baby"
Ross Levinson ... production music editor
Christopher Violette ... music supervisor (as Chris Violette)

Transportation Department

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Charles Coulter ... driver: set dressing
Tracy Craytor ... gen. driver
Greg Faucett ... driver
Joseph Lockwood ... transportation
Lonnie Nelson ... transportation captain
Phil Schriber ... transportation coordinator
Bobby Sconci ... driver mechanic
Russell E. Scott ... picture cars

Other crew

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Allyson Aborn ... script consultant
Dave Bennett ... accountant
Sarah Benson ... intern
Adam Brewer ... intern: DVC
Michael Cearley ... set assistant (as Mike Cearley)
Young Choi ... assistant: Ms. Kalem
Dustin Cox ... intern
Kyle Craig ... stand-in
Cathy Crisp ... intern
Michael Dalmon ... stand-in
Michael Dodge ... stand-in
Scott Duncan ... chef
Kate E. Emmert ... intern
Steve Fossler ... craft service
Patricia A. Fullerton ... script supervisor (as Patricia Fullerton)
Daniel Grant Jr. ... chef's assistant
Daniel Grant ... chef's assistant (as Daniel Grant Sr.)
Henley Green ... intern
Todd Green ... set assistant
Vicki V. Johnson ... medic (as Vicki Johnson)
Scott Lane ... craft service
Harry Lapham ... intern
Corey Lieberman ... intern
Stephen Light ... production coordinator
David Long ... chef
Paula Manzanedo-Schmit ... completion guarantor: Film Finances, Inc.
Michael Mayerson ... legal services: Loeb & Loeb LLP
Miles Mogulescu ... legal services: Loeb & Loeb LLP
Tim Monich ... dialect coach
Daniel Norton ... chef's assistant
Michael Robins ... craft service (as Mike Robins)
Stephen L. Saltzman ... legal services: Loeb & Loeb LLP (as Stephen Saltzman)
Kerri Smeltzer ... assistant production coordinator
Bill Stevens ... assistant accountant
Miker Stovall ... set assistant
Spring Thornton ... intern
Linell Kathleen Townes ... office assistant (as Kathleen Townes)
Kathleen Tull ... set assistant (as Katie Tull)
David Wolf ... legal services: Wolf & Wolf, PC
Courtney Harrell ... production assistant (uncredited)

Thanks

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Adam Arkin ... thanks
Gary Bond ... thanks
Dalinda Dallas ... thanks
Danika Dallas ... thanks
Steven D. Dallas ... special thanks
Patrick Dollard ... thanks: Screen Arts, L.L.C.
Joe Henry ... thanks
John Herzfeld ... thanks
Michael Charles Hill ... thanks: Battenkill Studios (as Michael Hill)
Robyn Hitchcock ... thanks
Chad Kalebic ... thanks
Kathy Najimy ... thanks
Ron Sexsmith ... thanks
Anne Tyler ... special thanks
Lenny von Dohlen ... thanks
Kirk Watson ... special thanks (as Mayor Kirk Watson of Austin)

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Evie Decker, a shy young woman, falls in love with pop star Drumstrings Casey after hearing his voice on the radio. Summoning the courage to pursue the singer, Evie starts to break out of her shell... Written by Anonymous

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Taglines You think you're invisible. But I see you. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Жизнь по наклонной (Russia)
Runtime
  • 109 min
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Box Office

Opening Weekend United States $9,066, 16 May 2004

Did You Know?

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Trivia Austin mayor, Kirk Watson makes a cameo in the drugstore scene. See more »
Goofs Although it is implied that the movie takes place in North Carolina but in the beginning, when Evie and her father are at the breakfast table, the jam and milk are of a brand that is only sold in HEB stores, which are only found in Texas. (Where the film was actually shot) See more »
Soundtracks One Grey Morning See more »
Quotes Evie Decker: Did you ever feel like it wouldn't matter if you lived or died?
Violet: Pardon?
Evie Decker: How you could just disappear, and no one would notice.
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