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A single mother's life is thrown into turmoil after her struggling, rarely seen younger brother returns to town.

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Mrs. Prescott
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Mr. Prescott
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Sheriff Darryl
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Amy
Whitney Vance ...
Young Sammy
Peter Kerwin ...
Young Terry
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Minister
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Sammy
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Rudy
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Mabel
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Brian
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Bob
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Sheila
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Terry
Lisa Altomare ...
Waitress
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Ron
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Nancy
Richard Hummer ...
Plumber
Kim Parker ...
Rudy Sr.'s Girlfriend
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Rudy Sr.
Allan Gill ...
Older Cop
Brian Ramage ...
Young Cop
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Chuck (uncredited)

Directed by

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Kenneth Lonergan

Written by

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Kenneth Lonergan ... (written by)

Produced by

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Keith Abell ... co-producer
Steve Carlis ... executive producer
Donald C. Carter ... executive producer
Barbara De Fina ... producer
Jill Footlick ... line producer
John Hart ... producer (as John N. Hart)
Julian Iragorri ... co-producer
Robert Kravis ... associate producer
Larry Meistrich ... producer
Rachel Peters ... associate producer
Martin Scorsese ... executive producer
Jeffrey Sharp ... producer
Morton Swinsky ... executive producer

Music by

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Lesley Barber

Cinematography by

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Stephen Kazmierski ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Anne McCabe

Editorial Department

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Mike Fay ... assistant editor
Alfredo Frasson ... color timer
Joe Hobeck ... post-production assistant
Eric Morgan ... post-production intern
Patricia Sztaba ... negative matcher
Stan Sztaba ... negative matcher
Joe Violante ... dailies advisor
Ken Rubenfeld ... dailies colorist (uncredited)
David Taylor ... post-production assistant (uncredited)

Casting By

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Lina Todd

Production Design by

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Michael Shaw

Art Direction by

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Shawn Carroll

Set Decoration by

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Lydia Marks

Costume Design by

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Melissa Toth

Makeup Department

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Chris Bingham ... key makeup artist
James Post ... key hair stylist

Production Management

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Jill Footlick ... unit production manager
Christopher Kenneally ... post-production supervisor (as Chris Kenneally)
Jamie H. Zelermyer ... production supervisor
Jamey Pryde ... post-production supervisor (uncredited)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Michael Lerman ... first assistant director
Michael A. Moffa ... second second assistant director (as Michael Moffa)
Peter Thorell ... second assistant director
Greg Milton ... second second assistant director (uncredited)

Art Department

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Adam Carroll ... art department intern
Chris DesMarais ... property master (as Chris Des Marais)
Matt Duncan ... on-set dresser
Susan Glod ... scenic
Mario Herrera ... scenic
Ken Krug ... artwork
Francis Maiorino ... art department assistant
Grace Maloney ... art department intern
Ellen Nylen ... shopper
Janine Pesce ... assistant property master
Mark Ruben ... carpenter
Kristin Wolfe ... art department intern

Sound Department

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Ryan Aktari ... assistant sound engineer
David Briggs ... foley editor
Nancy Cabrera ... foley artist
Patrick Dundas ... foley recordist
Robert Fernandez ... re-recording engineer
Matthew Fleece ... adr engineer
Wendy Hedin ... supervising sound editor
Larry Hoff ... boom operator (as Lawrence Hoff)
Geoff Lippman ... stereo sound consultant: Dolby (as Geof Lipman)
Kevin Meehan ... boom operator
Kelly Neese ... boom operator
Peter Schneider ... sound mixer
Michael Shore ... dialogue editor (as Mike Shore)

Stunts

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Bill Anagnos ... stunt driver
Don Hewitt ... stunt coordinator

Camera and Electrical Department

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George Alias ... additional grip
Dave Anderson ... gaffer
John Billeci ... additional electrician
Hugo Bonilla ... company electrician
Francesca Cobaco ... additional electrician (as Max Corbacho)
Edward Cohen ... gaffer (as Ed Cohen)
Jada Cox ... additional electrician
Moira Demos ... additional electrician
Rebekah Frankel ... additional electrician
Daryl Furr ... best boy electric
Sandy Hays ... steadicam operator
Jendra Jarnagin ... company electrician (as Jendra Robinson)
Todd S. Klein ... key grip (as Todd Klein)
Ariane Lemay ... second assistant camera
Chris Meehan ... company grip
Peter Reigner ... company grip
Timothy Reilly ... additional grip
Larry Riley ... still photographer
Eddie Rodriguez ... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Michael Rudolph ... company electrician
Adam Snyder ... best boy grip
Jim Sofranko ... camera operator: "b" camera
Francis Spieldenner ... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Igor Srubshchik ... video playback operator
Niknaz Tavakolian ... camera loader
Aurelia Winborn ... first assistant camera

Casting Department

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Laurie Allen ... casting assistant
Domenic Andreoli ... extras casting
Lauren Spielberg ... extras casting assistant
Nicole Wohl ... casting assistant
Domenic Andreoli ... additional casting (uncredited)
David H. Kramer ... adr voice casting (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Amy McCusker ... wardrobe assistant
Erica Westheimer ... assistant costume designer

Location Management

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Michael Ginsburg ... location assistant
Annie Kuronyi ... assistant location manager
Chris Marsh ... additional location assistant
Juliet Verni ... location intern
Jon Zeidman ... location manager (as Jonathan Zeidman)
Brian Carroll ... location intern (uncredited)

Music Department

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Michael Banton-Jones ... music engineer
Lesley Barber ... orchestrator
Roman Borys ... musician: cello
Robert Carli ... scoring assistant (as Rob Carli)
Barry Cole ... music supervisor
Christopher Covert ... music supervisor
Timothy Kirkpatrick ... background vocals
Ross Klavan ... background vocals
Martin Loomer ... score preparation
Matt McCarthy ... background vocals (as Matthew McCarthy)
Susan Shufro ... music editor
Mark Skazinetsky ... orchestra leader
Cynthia Steljes ... musician: oboe
John Welsman ... orchestral contractor
Rae C. Wright ... background vocals
Christine Bergren ... music licensing (uncredited)

Script and Continuity Department

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Phil Rodowsky ... continuity and spotting
Todd Rodowsky ... continuity and spotting
Michael Taylor ... script supervisor

Transportation Department

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David Conelli ... additional driver
Sean Heilig ... transportation co-captain
Larry 'Reg Dunlop' McGee ... additional driver
Tom Weissler ... transportation captain (as Tommy Weissler)

Other crew

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Kevin Asch ... set production assistant
Jason Block ... post-production accountant
Dan Brillman ... production assistant
Peter Burns ... assistant: Mr. Hart and Mr. Sharp (as Pete Burns)
Alexandra Bush ... production coordinator
Clay Carmouche ... additional production assistant (as Marcus Carmouche)
Jared Cauliffe ... office intern
Lisa Diamond ... post-production accountant
Aaron Dobbs ... additional production assistant
Larry Donahue ... caterer
Mark Erdman ... production secretary
Cara Forte ... set intern
Nicole Holmquist ... tutor
Patrick Kendall ... film runner
Steven C. Lawrence ... key production assistant
Patrick Lee ... credit facility arranger: Imperial Bank
Raechel Legakes ... film runner
Robyn Lencheski ... office intern
Erica Levy ... assistant: Ms. De Fina
Martin Loomer ... copyist
Melissa Mortensen ... cast runner
Melissa Myers ... additional production assistant
Tanoa Parks ... production accountant
Bennett Pozil ... credit facility arranger: Natexis Banque
Morgan H. Rector ... credit facility arranger: Imperial Bank (as Morgan Rector)
Danielle Reisigl ... office production assistant
James Robinette ... assistant caterer
Susan Senk ... publicist
Anthony Serignese ... additional production assistant
George Sheanshang ... production and distribution consultant (as George Sheanshang Esq.)
Tess Smalley ... assistant to director (as Teresa Reilly)
Kelly Smith ... assistant production coordinator
Luke Smith ... set intern
Josh Telson ... set intern (as Joshua Telson)
Ivan Therrien ... office intern
Tiffany Thomas ... assistant production accountant
Hsuan Tsen ... additional production assistant
Barnaby Fisher Turner ... set intern
Erin Stacey Visslailli ... set production assistant
Wendy Wong ... office intern (as Chiu-Man Wong)
Jasmine Zauberer ... craft service
Ilana Lipson ... team shooting gallery (uncredited)
Lumumba Mosquera ... legal intern (uncredited)
Amy Nickin ... production legal (uncredited)

Thanks

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Kathy Carlis ... special thanks
May Chan ... special thanks
Matthew Dawson ... special thanks
Beth Emelson ... special thanks
Glenn Fitzgerald ... special thanks
Josh Hamilton ... special thanks
Heather Holst ... special thanks
Tom Johnson ... special thanks
Janet Kraft ... special thanks
Ken Krug ... thanks: artwork
Margaret Leveson ... thanks
Mary Alice Lindquist ... thanks
Sheila McIntyre ... special thanks (as Shelia McIntyre)
Payson Meistrich ... special thanks
Quinn Meistrich ... special thanks
Shireen Meistrich ... special thanks
Mary Morgan ... thanks
Geoffrey Nauffts ... special thanks
Chip Pederson ... special thanks
Kathy Pederson ... special thanks
Thomas W. Pederson ... special thanks
Virginia Sharp Albright ... dedicatee: by Jeff Sharp (II)
Rod Sharp ... special thanks
Carol Slutsky-Tenerowicz ... thanks
Kelly Wolf ... special thanks
Missy Yager ... special thanks
Richard Zeller ... thanks
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Plot Summary

Adult siblings Sammy Prescott and Terry Prescott have had a special bond with each other since they were kids when their parents were tragically killed in a car accident. That bond is why single mom Sammy, who still lives in the family home in Scottsville, upstate New York with her eight year old son Rudy, is excited to hear that Terry, who she has not seen or heard from in a while, is coming home for a visit. That excitement is dampened slightly upon Terry's arrival, when she learns that he, broke, is only there to borrow money. As adults, Sammy, who works as a lending officer in the local bank, is seen as the responsible sibling, while unfocused Terry is seen as the irresponsible drifter. Regardless, Sammy welcomes what ends up being Terry's longer than planned visit if only so that he can help take care of Rudy, who has no adult male figure in his life. Rudy has never known his deadbeat biological father, with whom Sammy wants nothing to do. As Terry - acting as the supposed adult male role model figure - gets to know Rudy, and as Sammy deals with the issues in her life which includes figuring out what her relationship to longtime friend/lover Bob Steegerson means, and how to deal with her straight-laced micro-managing new boss Brian Everett, the maturity level between Sammy and Terry is not as far apart as it appears on the surface. Written by Huggo

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Also Known As
  • Tu peux compter sur moi (France)
  • Zähl auf mich (Germany)
  • Puedes contar conmigo (Spain)
  • Можеш да рачунаш на мене (Serbia)
  • Conte Comigo (Brazil)
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  • 111 min
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Budget $1,200,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $118,170, 12 Nov 2000

Did You Know?

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Trivia This was Rory Culkin's first major movie role. Kenneth Lonergan was impressed on the whole with his acting ability, but had such a difficult time getting him to laugh, or even smile on camera, that he had Mark Ruffalo tickle him a few times. See more »
Goofs The pancakes on the son's dish skip around from side to side in each shot as he and his mom are talking. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in The Beach/Snow Day/Holy Smoke (2000). See more »
Soundtracks Aus Liebe will mein Heiland sterben See more »
Crazy Credits Jeffrey Sharp would like to dedicate his work on this film to his mother, Virginia Sharp Albright, with love and admiration. See more »
Quotes Terry: Put on your seat belt.
Rudy: It pushes on my neck.
Terry: What?
Rudy: It pushes on my neck, it's uncomfortable.
Terry: Well, when someone slams into us and you go sailing through the windshield, that's liable to be uncomfortable, too. Now, put on a seat belt.
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