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What Planet Are You From? ()


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A human-looking alien from a highly advanced but emotionless all-male society is sent to Earth to impregnate a woman and bring the child back to their planet. The alien ends up falling in love there. A suspicious F.A.A. Agent targets him.

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Cast

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Harold Anderson
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Susan
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Roland Jones
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Perry Gordon
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Graydon
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Rebecca
Danny Zorn ...
Randy
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Rita
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Don Fisk
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Helen Gordon
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Nadine
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Madeline
Cricky Long ...
Janice
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Alison
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Liz
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Doreen
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Dr. Weitzman
Drinda Lalumia ...
Drunken Lady
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John
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Brett
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Neighbor Woman
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Husband
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Wife
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Male AA
Anastasia Sakelaris ...
Cheryl
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Charity Woman
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Baggage Handler
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Woman
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Pilot
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Co-Pilot
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Baby Nurse (as Octavia L. Spencer)
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Older Nurse
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Flight Attendant
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Minister
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Hologram Woman
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Planet Man (as Wade Andrew Williams)
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Other MD
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Nurse
Jack Sydow ...
Minister
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Doctor
Tom Dorfmeister ...
Heavy Man
Neil A. Machlis ...
Dr. Tom (as Neil Machlis)
Mitchell Greenberg ...
Robotic Voice (voice)
Mike Gottfried ...
Football Announcer (voice)
Jerry Punch ...
Football Announcer (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Erik Adams ...
Orderly (uncredited)
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Bank Customer (uncredited)
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Airline Passenger (uncredited)
Tori Bridges ...
Airport Clerk (uncredited)
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Airline Passenger (uncredited)
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Bank Patron (uncredited)
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Girl in Yellow Dress (uncredited)
David C. Fisher ...
Alien (uncredited)
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Nervous Woman (uncredited)
Robert F. Glass ...
Cowboy at airport (uncredited)
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Alien Student (uncredited)
Bob Huff ...
Bank Employee (uncredited)
Elaine Huff ...
Bank Receptionist (uncredited)
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Bank Teller (uncredited)
Leah Jediny ...
Weeping Woman (uncredited)
Larry Justice ...
Alien (uncredited)
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Alien (uncredited)
George Michael Kostuch ...
Bank Employee (uncredited)
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Alien (uncredited)
Apryl Lauren ...
Wedding Guest (uncredited)
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Strip Bar Patron (uncredited)
Gunner O'Moore ...
Bank Customer (uncredited)
Daren Palacio ...
Alien (uncredited)
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Soldier in Airport (uncredited)
Cheryl Schmidt ...
Passenger (uncredited)
Edward Schofield ...
Alien Official (uncredited)
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Alien (uncredited)
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Airline Passenger (uncredited)
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Woman on Plane (uncredited)
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Playboy Playmate (uncredited)
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Alien (uncredited)
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Alien (uncredited)
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Kalcheim (uncredited)
Jason Wozny ...
Flight Attendant (uncredited)

Directed by

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Mike Nichols ... (directed by)

Written by

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Garry Shandling ... (story) &
Michael Leeson ... (story)
 
Garry Shandling ... (screenplay) &
Michael Leeson ... (screenplay) and
Ed Solomon ... (screenplay) and
Peter Tolan ... (screenplay)

Produced by

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Bernie Brillstein ... executive producer
Brad Grey ... executive producer
Michael Haley ... associate producer
Michele Imperato ... co-producer (as Michele Imperato-Stabile)
Neil A. Machlis ... producer (produced by) (as Neil Machlis)
Mike Nichols ... producer (produced by)
Garry Shandling ... producer (produced by)

Music by

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Carter Burwell ... (music by)

Cinematography by

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Michael Ballhaus ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Richard Marks

Editorial Department

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Matt Boatright-Simon ... editorial assistant
Ann Gray ... post-production coordinator
Marisa Morabito ... apprentice editor
Tia Nolan ... associate editor
Eric Rigney ... avid technician
Renannah Weinstein ... assistant editor (as Renannah Seliger)
Shelly Westerman ... first assistant editor
Kathleen Woolery ... digital color timing coordinator
Dale Jones ... avid technician (uncredited)

Casting By

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Ellen Lewis ... (casting by)

Production Design by

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Bo Welch

Art Direction by

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Tom Duffield

Set Decoration by

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Cheryl Carasik

Costume Design by

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Ann Roth

Makeup Department

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Cydney Cornell ... hair stylist: Ms. Bening
J. Roy Helland ... hair designer / makeup designer
Steven R. Soussanna ... key hair stylist
Alicia M. Tripi ... hair stylist
Vera Yurtchuk ... makeup department head
Loretta James-Demasi ... additional makeup artist (uncredited)

Production Management

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Michele Imperato ... unit production manager (as Michele Imperato-Stabile)
Paul A. Levin ... post-production supervisor

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Michael Haley ... first assistant director (as Mike Haley)
John Pontrelli ... additional second assistant director
Paul Schneider ... dga trainee
Mark Tobey ... second assistant director
John Moio ... second unit director (uncredited)

Art Department

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François Audouy ... illustrator
Jeff Brown ... greens coordinator
Christopher Casey ... set dresser
John Dexter ... set designer
John David Diersing ... propmaker
Michael Diersing ... construction coordinator
J. Gregory Evans ... set dressing
William G. Hall ... labor foreman
Scott E. Handt ... construction foreman
Sean Haworth ... assistant art director
Chris Johnson ... art department assistant
Tegan Jones ... art department coordinator
John Kelso ... metal fabricator
Steven Light-Orr ... set dresser
Simon Murton ... concept illustrator
Edward V. Pannozzo ... set estimator
Brent Regan ... construction foreman
Ernest M. Sanchez ... lead man
Jeff Shewbert ... propmaker
Gregg Singer ... set dresser
Keith Stalker ... gang boss propmaker
Stephen Sturm ... carpenter
Patrick M. Sullivan Jr. ... set designer
Michael Thurman ... set dresser
Adrian Valdes ... paint foreman
Wendy Weaver ... buyer
Clyde Zimmerman ... paint supervisor
Ryan Handt ... construction propmaker (uncredited)
Richard Jacobs ... construction (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Ron Bochar ... re-recording mixer / supervising sound editor
Marko A. Costanzo ... foley artist
Lee Dichter ... re-recording mixer
Kenna Doeringer ... assistant adr editor
Jesse Ehredt ... sound recordist
Lewis Goldstein ... sound effects editor
David MacMillan ... sound
Will Ralston ... foley editor (as Jennifer Ralston)
Nicholas Renbeck ... dialogue editor
Wyatt Sprague ... first assistant sound editor
Philip Stockton ... sound editor
Allan Zaleski ... sound effects assistant
Heather Gross ... apprentice sound editor (uncredited)
Jay Peck ... foley artist (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Steven D. Jensen ... special effects technician
Alan E. Lorimer ... special effects

Visual Effects by

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Jason Anderson ... hsc coordinator: spi
Alfredo R. Barcia ... film scanning and recording technician: SPI
James Battersby ... previs lead: PLF
Bela Brozsek ... digital artist
Bill Coffin ... digital compositor
Daniel Aristoteles Collins ... systems/operations: Rhythm & Hues
Rafael Colon ... digital artist
David Crawford ... compositor
Lisa Deaner ... inferno artist: SPI
Anders Ericson ... visual effects
Andy Gauvreau ... digital effects: Rhythm & Hues
Colin Green ... previsualization supervisor
Anthony Harris ... assistant color timer
Chris Hebert ... visual effects research
Phil Holland ... scanning & recording operator
Uel Hormann ... 2D supervisor: Rhythm & Hues
Caleb J. Howard ... technical director
John Hughes ... studio head: Rhythm & Hues
Arthur Jeppe ... digital artist: Rhythm & Hues
Kevin J. Jolly ... visual effects editor: SPI
Tex Kadonaga ... visual effects art director: Rhythm & Hues
Daniel Kuehn ... visual effects coordinator
C.J. LePage ... flame technical assistant
Raymond K.L. Liu ... technical director: light
Sascha Luderer ... digital compositor
James Marbas ... visual effects
Pat McClung ... visual effects supervisor
L. Patrick McCormack ... visual effects coordinator
Michele Moen ... matte painter
Felix Ojeda ... digital effects artist
Mark Rodahl ... digital effects supervisor: Rhythm & Hues Studios
Richard Sandoval ... technical assistant: SPI
Joe Strasser ... texture painter
David Taritero ... visual effects producer
Andrew Titcomb ... digital artist: SPI
Renée Tymn ... inferno artist: SPI (as Renee Chamblin)
Guy T. Wiedmann ... visual effects editor (as Guy Wiedmann)
Toby Wilkins ... inferno artist: title sequence, New Wave Entertainment
Xye ... visual effects
Tsz 'Gee' Yeung ... digital effects artist
Brandon Craig ... render supervisor (uncredited)
Thomas F. Ford IV ... interactive compositing digital production manager (uncredited)
Ron Frankel ... previsualization animator (uncredited)
Angela Giannoni ... rotoscope artist (uncredited)
Paul McGhee ... film scanning and recording (uncredited)
Viviana Palacios ... roto artist: Rhythm & Hues (uncredited)
Kevin Tengan ... systems administrator (uncredited)
Antonio Torres ... rotoscope artist: Rhythm & Hues (uncredited)

Stunts

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Michael Adams ... stunts (as Mike Adams)
Rick Avery ... stunts (uncredited)
Eddie Braun ... stunts
Jennifer Caputo ... stunts
Phil Culotta ... stunts
Kelly Erin ... stunts
Corey Michael Eubanks ... stunts (as Corey Eubanks)
Debbie Evans ... stunts
Steve Hart ... stunts
Bret Kiene ... stunt double: Garry Shandling / stunts
Barbara Anne Klein ... stunts
Steven Lambert ... stunts (as Steve Lambert)
Brian Lotierzo ... stunts
Buck McDancer ... stunts
Hamilton Meadows ... stunts
John Moio ... stunt coordinator
George Palmiero ... stunts
Darrin Prescott ... stunts
Glenn Randall Jr. ... stunts (as Glenn Randall)
Scott Rogers ... stunts
John-Clay Scott ... stunts
Webster Whinery ... stunts
George P. Wilbur ... stunts
Al Wyatt Jr. ... stunts
Marla Casey ... stunts (uncredited)
Scott Duthie ... stunt driver (uncredited)
Charles Grisham ... stunts (uncredited)
Larry Holt ... stunts (uncredited)
Eric M. Miller ... utility stunts (uncredited)
Gloria O'Brien ... stunt stewardess (uncredited)
Steve Rizzo ... stunts (uncredited)
John-Clay Scott ... stunt double: John Goodman (uncredited)
Mike Smith ... stunts (uncredited)
Davey Thompson ... utility stunts (uncredited)
Jim Ramos Vickers ... stunts (uncredited)
Mark Aaron Wagner ... stunts (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Amy H. Abrams ... assistant camera
Colin Anderson ... steadicam operator
Ismael Araujo Jr. ... grip
Florian Ballhaus ... cinematographer: second unit
Adam Barth ... video assist operator
Lisa Bonaccorso ... camera loader
Derek Bruyere ... second assistant camera: second unit
George M. Chappell ... rigging best boy / rigging foreman
Trey Clinesmith ... first assistant camera: second unit
J. Patrick Daily ... key grip
François Duhamel ... still photographer
Jenifer Galvez ... set lighting technician
Lamarr Gray ... rigging electrician
Greg Harris ... lighting technician
Allan Scott Jackson ... rigging grip
Wayne Kosky ... best boy: second unit
Thomas Lappin ... assistant camera
Dwight Joseph Lavers ... dolly grip
Colin Mayo ... lighting technician
Michael McGuire ... rigging key grip
Charlie McIntyre ... rigging gaffer (as Charles H. McIntyre III)
Kevin McNeil ... grip
Marty Miller ... rigging grip: Arizona
Charles 'Chaz' Norcross ... grip
Bradford Ralston ... video assist operator
John 'Fest' Sandau ... assistant chief lighting technician
Paul Santoni ... second assistant camera
Cricket Sloat ... dimmer board operator
John Stewart ... grip
Steve Suveg ... rigging grip
James R. Tynes ... chief lighting technician
Michael D. Weldon ... first assistant camera
Eric Whitehead ... key grip: second unit
Jerald L. Wilson ... rigging electrician

Casting Department

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Patrice Farner ... extras casting assistant
Barbara Klein ... extras casting
Amanda Koblin ... casting associate
John Laccetti ... extras casting

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Cheryl Beasley Blackwell ... costume supervisor
Sabrina Calley ... costumer
Candice Dobkousky ... costumer
Amanda Blythe Linder ... costume production assistant
Monique Perez ... wardrobe assistant
Raquel Stewart ... costumer
Mary Elizabeth Still ... costumer: Annette Bening
Tim Wilson ... costumer

Location Management

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Robbie Goldstein ... location manager

Music Department

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Sandy DeCrescent ... orchestra contractor
Thomas S. Drescher ... music editor: temp
Todd Kasow ... music editor
Karyn Rachtman ... music supervisor
John Moses ... musician: clarinetist (uncredited)

Script and Continuity Department

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Mary Bailey ... script supervisor
Karon May ... script supervisor: second unit

Transportation Department

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Jeff Kidman ... transportation office manager
Neil Marshall ... driver

Other crew

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Craig Bankey ... unit publicist
Jennifer S. Deayton ... assistant production coordinator (as Jennifer Stephens)
Patricia L. DeShields ... production accountant
Ivan Drehspul ... airline technical supervisor
Jason Dudek ... production assistant
Mathieu Ferel ... production assistant
Jennifer Zolten Freed ... post-production accountant
Lora Hingst ... production assistant
Peter Hollocker ... production assistant
Justin Howell ... production assistant
Sean Ilnseher ... production assistant
Cheri Jacobs ... second assistant accountant
Brian Lotierzo ... production assistant
Scott Mahoney ... production assistant
Catherine A. McCabe ... production assistant
Colleen Pelletier ... photo double: Janeane Garofalo (as Colleen Sturtevant) / stand-in: Janeane Garofalo (as Colleen Sturtevant)
Scott Schaeffer ... production assistant
Tony Swatton ... armorer
Frank G. Turner ... stand-in: John Goodman
Bobbin Bergstrom ... medical technical advisor (uncredited)
William Bolander ... stand-in: Greg Kinnear (uncredited)
Ralph Michael Brekan ... production assistant (uncredited)
Justin Haut ... production assistant (uncredited)
Teresa Jaime Drapkin ... payroll accountant (uncredited)
S. Quinn ... pre-visualization coordinator (uncredited)

Thanks

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Silke Matzpohl ... thanks

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

A highly advanced civilization, whose citizens feel no emotion and reproduce by cloning, plans to conquer Earth from the inside by sending an operative, fashioned with a humming, mechanical penis, to impregnate a human and stay until the birth. The alien, Harold Anderson, goes to Phoenix as a banker and sets to work finding a mate. His approaches to women are inept, and the humming phallus doesn't help, but on the advice of a banking colleague, he cruises an A.A. meeting, meets Susan, and somehow convinces her to marry him. The clock starts to tick: will she conceive, have a baby, and lose Harold (and the child) to his planet before he discovers emotion and starts to care? Written by

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Taglines To save his planet, an alien must find a woman on Earth to have his baby. There's just one problem. See more »
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Additional Details

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Also Known As
  • De quelle planète viens-tu? (France)
  • Good Vibrations - Sex vom anderen Stern (Germany)
  • Von welchem Planeten kommst Du? (Germany)
  • ¿De qué planeta vienes? (Spain)
  • 2999年異性への旅 (Japan, Japanese title)
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Runtime
  • 105 min
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Box Office

Budget $60,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $3,008,746, 05 Mar 2000

Did You Know?

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Trivia Mike Nichols and Garry Shandling did not get along well during the filming of this movie. Mike Nichols would get very frustrated with Garry Shandling's method acting. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Drowning Mona/My Dog Skip/What Planet Are You From?/The Next Best Thing/Miss Julie (2000). See more »
Soundtracks Lady Marmalade See more »
Crazy Credits At the very end of the credits, we hear the familiar "humming" sound and Susan's voice saying, "Oh, Christ! Turn that thing off." See more »
Quotes Graydon: You appear intelligent, but when you open your mouth the effect is spoiled.
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