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The Mating Habits of the Earthbound Human ()


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An anthropologist from an alien planet provides voice-over commentary for a documentary look at human courtship, mating, and reproduction: "complex, perverse, tragically beautiful: the... See more »

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Narrator (voice)
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The Male (Billy)
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The Female (Jenny Smith)
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The Male's Friend (Jimmy)
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The Female's Friend (Lydia)
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The Female's Slutty Friend (Lana)
Sharon Wyatt ...
The Male's Mother
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The Male's Father
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The Female's Father
Antonette Saftler ...
The Female's Mother
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The Female's Ex-Boyfriend
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The Female's Boss
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The Female's Brother
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The Wise Old Woman
Tyler Abugov ...
The Female's Fantasy Son
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The Large Female
Adam Abugov ...
The Male as a Cub
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The Ex-Boyfriend's Friend (as Billy Morts)
Noah M. Breedon ...
The Baby
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Dancer
Jeff Abugov ...
Man at bar (uncredited)
Joyce Bradsher ...
The Female's Co-Worker (uncredited)
John Dunn ...
Y-Chromosome (uncredited)
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Moviegoer (uncredited)
Victor Ho ...
Moviegoer (uncredited)

Directed by

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Jeff Abugov

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Jeff Abugov ... (written by)

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Larry Estes ... producer
Victor Ho ... co-producer
Sam Irvin ... associate producer

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Michael McCarty

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Michael K. Bucher

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Stephen R. Myers

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Shimit Amin ... assistant editor
Mike Mertens ... color timer

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Mary Jane Fendler

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Helen Harwell

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Craig Keller
Nick Stanton

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Kristin M. Burke

Makeup Department

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Elisabeth Dietrich-Fry ... hair stylist (as Elisabeth Fry) / makeup artist (as Elisabeth Fry)
Denise Fischer ... hair stylist / makeup artist
Veronica Lane ... additional hair stylist / additional makeup artist

Production Management

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Diana Lui ... production supervisor

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Tim Brown ... second second assistant director
Melissa Cummins Lorenz ... second assistant director
Chad Rosen ... first assistant director

Art Department

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Matt Caetano ... swing
Ben Lewis ... property master
Dani Michaeli ... assistant property master
Carla Rudy ... on-set dresser
Toeke Warden ... leadman

Sound Department

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Rachael Maughan ... boom operator
Zeke Richardson ... a.d.r. recordist / re-recording mixer
Geoffrey G. Rubay ... re-recording mixer
Pat Toma ... production sound mixer

Stunts

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Dennis C. Alpert ... precision car coordinator
Kurt Bryant ... stunt and sperm coordinator
Bobby Burns ... stunts
Brett A. Jones ... stunts (as Brett Jones)
Bill Majik ... precision car driver
Cole S. McKay ... stunts (as Cole McKay)
Anthony Perkins Jr. ... stunts
Dana Reed ... stunts
Tony Santoro ... precision car driver
Michael J. Sarna ... stunts (as Michael John Sarna)
Patrick J. Statham ... stunts
Frank Torres ... stunts
Bill Willens ... precision car driver
Brian Simpson ... stunts (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Steven A. Adelson ... steadicam operator
Sebastian Amiri ... grip
Kevin Barrera ... electrician
J.D. Bishop ... best boy electric
Joe Broderick ... steadicam operator
Sooduk Chung ... dolly grip
Max Gerson ... key grip
Anthony M. Gutierrez ... first assistant camera
Matt Horochowski ... grip
Will McGarry ... still photographer
Andrea Rosenfeld ... camera loader
Courtney Rowe ... electrician
William Russell ... gaffer
Wayne E. Smith ... best boy grip (as Wayne Smith)
Tom Stanger ... electrician
Robert Stillman ... grip (as Bob Stillman)
Paul Taylor ... Steadicam operator (as Paul Tayler)
Curd S. Zechmeister ... second assistant camera

Casting Department

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Tyler Fahringer ... extras casting (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Julie-Marie Robar ... costume supervisor
Hsin-Hsin Van Blerkon ... wardrobe intern

Location Management

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Edwin Avedissian ... location scout
Eric Diamond ... location manager
William Munroe ... assistant location manager

Music Department

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Billy Gottlieb ... music supervisor

Transportation Department

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Ben Barsky ... driver
Billy Cardenas ... driver
Paul Feddersen ... transportation coordinator
David Gerry ... transportation captain
J.F. Jones ... driver
Dennis O'Connell ... driver: honeywagon
Hugo R. Ocana ... driver (as Hugo Ocana)
Colleen Rea ... driver
Lew Strong ... driver

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Lisa Anderson ... assistant to director
Brian Bays ... set production assistant
Donivon Blodgett ... assistant craft service
Jennifer H. Cowan ... set production assistant
Sharon C. Dietz ... assistant production coordinator
Matthew Docter ... set production assistant
Kevin Elefante ... craft service
Marla Fidler ... set medic
Cara Goldberg ... production accountant
Billy Greenfield ... office production assistant (as Bill Greenfield)
Peter Hansen ... assistant caterer
Amy Huth ... office production assistant
Jan McWilliams ... script supervisor
Walter Newman ... production intern
David Roumbos ... caterer
Carrie Eidsmoe ... film liaison: Fuji (uncredited)

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

An anthropologist from an alien planet provides voice-over commentary for a documentary look at human courtship, mating, and reproduction: "complex, perverse, tragically beautiful: the earthbound human." The commentary gets some of the details comically wrong (explaining the slap on a newborn's back: "they don't like the looks of the child so they beat it"), but gets right the overall idea. We follow Billy and Jenny from their meeting at a club, initial misunderstandings, his losing her phone number, finally connecting, walks on the beach, soulful talks, meeting each other's parents, friends' advice, and the gradual taking of the relationship to new levels. Written by

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Also Known As
  • Rencontre, amour et sexe (France)
  • Das sonderbare Liebesleben der Erdlinge (Germany)
  • Comportamientos sexuales de los terrícolas (Venezuela)
  • Брачные игры земных обитателей (Russia)
  • Män är från Mars, kvinnor från Venus (Sweden)
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  • 88 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia Jeff Abugov got his inspiration for the film after watching a nature documentary on the mating habits of animals. See more »
Goofs When we first see the newborn, there is no umbilical cord. A few shots later, the doctors cut the umbilical cord. See more »
Movie Connections References Le Samouraï (1967). See more »
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Crazy Credits Filmed entirely on location on Earth. See more »
Quotes Narrator: [at the movies] Human females enjoy stories about one person dying slowly. The males prefer stories of many people dying quickly.
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