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Whatever It Takes ()


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A modern-day remake of the Cyrano DeBergerac tale.

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Ashley
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Ryan
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Maggie
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Dunleavy
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Floyd
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Kate Woodman
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Chris
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Harris
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Stu
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Cosmo
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P.E. Teacher
Kevin Ruf ...
Security Guard
Erin Champaign ...
Shower Girl
Rachel Zerko ...
Shower Girl
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Stoner
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Sloane
Nicole Tarantini ...
Marnie
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Shyla (as Shyla Marlin)
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Vanessa
Julie Garibaldi ...
Stuck Up Girl
Chantal Abbey ...
Swim Coach
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Octopus Ride Operator
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Toothless Carnie (as Tyrone Granderson Jones)
Mason Lucero ...
Sweet Kid
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Teacher (as Stan Sellars)
Jeff Sanders ...
Large Football Player
Marge Anderson ...
Old Woman
Sam Menning ...
Old Man
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Chess Club Kid
Hubert Hodgin ...
Waiter
Rachel Kaber ...
Miranda
Caroline Kindred ...
Little Girl
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Cosmo's Date
Mami Nakamura ...
Noriko
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Cop
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Virgil Doolittle
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Student (uncredited)
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Prom Date Ken (uncredited)
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Duct-Taped Guy (uncredited)
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Student / Prom Guest (uncredited)
Cameron Glenar ...
Ryan's Friend (uncredited)
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Football player (uncredited)
Angella Kaye ...
Student (uncredited)
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Carnie (uncredited)
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Student (uncredited)
Jay London ...
Carnival Worker (uncredited)
Jerome Elston Scott ...
Heath (uncredited)
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Prom Cop (uncredited)

Directed by

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David Raynr

Written by

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Mark Schwahn ... (written by)

Produced by

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Matt Berenson ... co-producer
William H. Brown ... executive producer (as Bill Brown)
Vicki Dee Rock ... executive producer
Paul Schiff ... producer
Mark Schwahn ... co-producer

Music by

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Ed Shearmur ... (as Edward Shearmur)

Cinematography by

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Tim Suhrstedt

Film Editing by

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Ronald Roose

Editorial Department

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Sandra Montiel ... first assistant editor
Dan Muscarella ... color timer
Ryan Quigley ... assistant editor
Nina Saxon ... titles designer
Stefanie Wiseman ... assistant editor

Casting By

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Randi Hiller

Production Design by

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Edward T. McAvoy

Art Direction by

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Alan E. Muraoka

Set Decoration by

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Debra Echard

Costume Design by

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Leesa Evans

Makeup Department

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Dugg Kirkpatrick ... key hair stylist
Beth Klein ... makeup artist
Robin LaVigne ... makeup artist
Tracey Levy ... key makeup artist
Stephanie L. Massie ... makeup artist
Kate Shorter ... makeup artist
Judith Tiedemann ... hair stylist
Gigi Williams ... makeup artist
Clinton Wayne ... prosthetic makeup artist (uncredited)

Production Management

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Leeann Stonebreaker ... production supervisor
Edward Teets ... unit production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Christina Fong ... second assistant director
Rip Murray ... first assistant director
Paul Byrne Prenderville ... second second assistant director (as Paul Prenderville)
Nicholas Wolfert ... second assistant director: second unit

Art Department

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Chuck Askerneese ... assistant props
P. Scott Bailey ... lead man
Mychael Bates ... property master
Kathy Berry ... storyboard artist
Sam Brinson ... general foreman (as Samuel H. Brinson)
Molly Click ... art department associate
Christopher Charles Crosby ... comic book designer
Brian Erzen ... set dresser
Joseph C. Fama ... construction coordinator (as Joe Fama)
Will Grant ... set dresser / swing gang
Eric A. Hulett ... leadman
Martin Milligan ... dresser (as Martin Mulligan)
Mark Poll ... set designer
Doug Sieck ... set dresser
Bert Smith ... assistant props

Sound Department

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Bobbi Banks ... adr supervisor
Brian Basham ... adr recordist
Ron Bedrosian ... adr mixer
Bryan Bowen ... sound effects editor
John Cannon ... assistant sound editor
Steve Cantamessa ... sound mixer
Patrick J. Foley ... dialogue editor (as Pat Foley)
Nerses Gezalyan ... foley mixer
Hector C. Gika ... sound effects editor
Greg Hedgepath ... supervising sound editor
Constance A. Kazmer ... adr editor (as Connie Kazmer)
Randy Kelley ... sound effects editor (as Randy Kelly)
Chris La Rue ... playback operator
Scott La Rue ... cable person
James Moriana ... foley artist
Philip D. Morrill ... assistant sound editor
Scott Sanders ... sound effects editor
Brad Sherman ... re-recording mixer
Melissa Sherwood Hofmann ... re-recording mixer
David Stanke ... assistant sound editor
Peter Staubli ... foley editor (as Peter Staubi)
Lauren Stephens ... dialogue editor
Gary Thomas ... boom operator
Drew Webster ... sound recordist
Gayle Wesley ... first assistant sound editor
Jeffrey Wilhoit ... foley artist
Greg Zimmerman ... foley recordist

Special Effects by

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David Blitstein ... special effects coordinator
Mark Lilienthal ... special effects
John Robotham ... special effects coordinator: pool sequences
Gary Schaedler ... special effects foreman

Stunts

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Dawn Alexandra ... stunts
Brian Avery ... stunts
Craig Baxley Jr. ... stunts
Sandy Berumen ... stunts
Greg Boniface ... stunt double: P.E. teacher
Joey Box ... stunt double: Ryan / stunts
Tate Bradford ... stunts
Jennifer Caputo ... stunts
Lisa Cash ... stunts
Jacob Chambers ... stunts
Angela Devita ... stunt double: Ashley
Jayson Dumenigo ... stunts
Kofi Elam ... stunts
Michael Endoso ... football stunts
Jeannie Epper ... stunts
Courtney Farnsworth ... stunts
Jeremy Fitzgerald ... stunts
Gary Guercio ... stunts
Tabby Hanson ... stunts
Jimmy Hart ... stunts (as Jim Hart)
Stacey Howell-Brown ... stunts (as Stacey Howell)
Zach Hudson ... stunt double: Shane West
Wendy E. Matousek ... stunts
Dustin Meier ... stunts
Brandon Molale ... utility stunts
Kathryn Moore ... stunt performer (as Kathryn Elizabeth Moore)
Robert Powell ... stunts
Dana Reed ... stunts
John Robotham ... stunt coordinator
Peter Rocca ... stunt double: James Franco
Ben Scott ... stunts
Tim Sitarz ... stunts
Lee Smith ... stunts
Monica Staggs ... stunts
Justin Sundquist ... stunts
Clark Tucker ... stunts
Mark Aaron Wagner ... stunts
Eileen Weisinger ... stunts

Camera and Electrical Department

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Steve Aredas ... second assistant camera
Pete Asidilla ... grip
George Ball ... gaffer
Philippe Carr-Forster ... camera operator (as Phil Carr-Forster)
Frank Del Boccio ... steadicam: first assistant camera
Paul V. Ferrazzi ... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Paul Goodstein ... best boy grip
John Hatchitt ... key grip
Peter Jensen ... steadicam operator
Frank Masi ... still photographer
James M. McClure ... electrician
Robert Morey ... steadicam: first assistant camera
Paul Murphey ... video assist operator
Chris J. Rossi ... dolly grip
Steve Venetis ... rigging gaffer
Naomi Villanueva-Brunner ... loader (as Naomi Villanueva)
Mark Vollmer ... grip
Robert White ... best boy electric

Casting Department

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Judy Cook ... extras casting
Courtney Gross ... casting assistant

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Elena Balshem ... assistant to costume designer / costumer
Kimberly Guenther Durkin ... wardrobe supervisor (as Kimberly Guenther-Durkin)
Cathie Filian ... set costumer (as Catherine Bush)
Amy Jo Hoppenfeld ... set costumer
Molly Mitchell ... set costumer (as Molly C. Mitchell)
Elaine Perlmann ... costumer (as Elaine Davis)
Marie Schley ... set costumer

Location Management

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Michael J. Burmeister ... location manager
Dave Evans ... assistant location manager
Russ Fega ... assistant location manager
Kim Jordan ... assistant location manager

Music Department

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Jonathan Karp ... music editor
Daryl B. Kell ... music editor
Doug Lacy ... accordion: consultant
Bobby Owzinski ... music mixer
Amanda Scheer-Demme ... music supervisor
Lisa Jaime ... music editor (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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Steve Brodsky ... transportation captain
Gary Edelman ... driver: camera truck
Craig Fehrman ... transportation coordinator
J. Armin Garza II ... driver: camera car

Other crew

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Cain Angelle ... production assistant
Samuel F. Arroyo ... craft service
Melody Beam ... set production assistant
Kim Berner ... script supervisor
Jeff Bilger ... production assistant
Anita Boudreaux ... second assistant accountant
Elizabeth Chambers ... office production assistant
Richard Cody ... key craft services
Joan Devilla ... second assistant accountant
Missy Eustermann ... first assistant accountant / post-production accountant
Rhoda Fine ... studio teacher
Neisha Folkes-LeMelle ... choreographer (as Neisha Folkes)
Dulcy Freeman ... assistant: to Mr. Brown and Ms Dee Rock
Gloria M. Fujita ... set medic
Carrie Gerlach ... unit publicist
Jason Hawkins ... assistant: to Mr. Schiff
Michael E. Jacobson ... production assistant
Charleen Manca ... production secretary
Stacy McDonald ... assistant: Mr. Raynr
Cheryl Miller ... production coordinator
Jennifer Neiman ... production accountant
Alissa Shields ... set production assistant
Nicolas Stern ... assistant production coordinator
Martin Trejo ... office production assistant
Kenny Vasquez ... set production assistant
Gerald A. Vitatoe Jr. ... office production assistant
Christian Walsh ... office production assistant
David Wiebe ... office production assistant

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Ryan (Shane West) is a bit of a geek with eyes for the school sex bomb, Ashley (Jodi Lyn O'Keefe), which induces cringing in his neighbor and best friend, Maggie (Marla Sokoloff), a cute intellectual girl. But popular jock Chris (James Franco) has his eye on Maggie, and he offers to help Ryan win Ashley if Ryan will help Chris with Maggie. So begins a two-headed variation on Cyrano de Bergerac; Ryan composes soulful e-mails for Chris, and Chris advises Ryan to treat Ashley like dirt, which seems to be the only way to get her attention. At first, neither finds it easy to change their ways; Chris comes on too strong, and Ryan is too nervous to be a jerk. But as they start to succeed, Ryan begins to see Maggie in a new light and wonders if he's pursuing the right girl. He realizes Ashley is not meant for him, and tries to convince Maggie about Chris's affection for her. Maggie is reluctant to take him "back" at first, but then realizes Ryan has a change of heart. Written by Anonymous

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Taglines How low will they go to get the girls of their dreams? See more »
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Also Known As
  • Got to Be You (United States)
  • I'll Be You (United States)
  • Dangereuse séduction (France)
  • Hoffnungslos verliebt (Germany)
  • Cueste lo que cueste (Spain)
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Runtime
  • 94 min
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Budget $32,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $4,104,298, 24 Mar 2000

Did You Know?

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Trivia Film debut of James Franco. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Whatever It Takes: Making-Of Featurette (2000). See more »
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Quotes Floyd: It's supposed to be Ryan gets pickle in Ashley. Not Ashley gets Ryan into a pickle!
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