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The Tao of Steve ()


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Underachieving, overweight kindergarten teacher Dex finds a woman who forces him to reexamine his Zen-like system of seduction.

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Dex
Ayelet Kaznelson ...
Beth
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Ed
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Priest
Jessica Gormley ...
Gossipy Woman
Mercedes Herrero ...
Gossipy Woman
Cheryl Anne Jaroslaw ...
Gossipy Woman
Nina Jaroslaw ...
Maggie
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Rick
Dana Goodman ...
Julie
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Syd
Dave Bynum ...
Epperley Reunion Band: Bass
Matt Nader ...
Epperley Reunion Band: Guitar and Vocals
Dave Terry ...
Epperley Reunion Band - Vocals and Guitar
John Truskett ...
Epperley Reunion Band: Drums
Matthew Hotsinpiller ...
Jeremy (as Matt Hotsinpiller)
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Jill
Roxanne De Mien ...
Sarah
Jessica Bohan ...
Diane
Selby Craig ...
Chris
Craig D. Lafayette ...
Matt
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Dave (as Kimo Wills)
Tristan Bennett ...
Tris
Duncan North ...
Duncan
Zak Garcia ...
Zak
Jacob Sanchez ...
Blond Card Shark
Cira Sandoval ...
Vanessa
Shane Hamashige ...
Corey
Jeannie Bauder ...
Secretary
Nicholas Ballas ...
Doctor
Malaika Amon ...
Kinko's Chick
Garland Hunter ...
Kelly
Astro ...
Himself (as Astro The Dog)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jason Page ...
College Buddy (uncredited)

Directed by

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Jenniphr Goodman

Written by

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Duncan North ... (written by) and
Greer Goodman ... (written by) &
Jenniphr Goodman ... (written by)
 
Duncan North ... (idea)
 
Duncan North ... (story)

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Anthony Bregman ... producer
Ted Hope ... executive producer
Alton Walpole ... co-producer

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Joe Delia

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Teodoro Maniaci ... director of photography

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Sarah Gartner

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Mia Boccella ... editorial intern (as Mia Bocella)
Mark Ginsberg ... color timer
Graeme Lowry ... first assistant editor
Ryanne Nicksa ... editorial intern
Patricia Sztaba ... negative cutter
Stan Sztaba ... negative cutter
Joe Violante ... coordinator: Technicolor
Harry Muller ... color timer (uncredited)
Ken Rubenfeld ... colorist: dailies (uncredited)

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Rosario Provenza

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Mark Alan Duran

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Birgitta Bjerke

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Jolynn Nieto ... hair stylist assistant / makeup artist assistant
Charise Rives ... key hair stylist / key makeup artist

Production Management

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John N. Ward ... production supervisor
Emma Wilcockson ... post-production supervisor

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Vanja Aljinovic ... first assistant director
Dianne Barnes ... second second assistant director
Gay Browning ... second assistant director
Sarah Gartner ... second unit director

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Mia Boccella ... property master (as Mia Bocella)
Clark Duncan ... art department & product placement: Greer Garson Theater
Sam Gutierrez ... art department & product placement: Bookbinders of New Mexico
Mark Hansen ... art department production assistant
Lindsay Knitter ... art department intern
Vince Montello ... art department & product placement: Braveheart Television
Amy Morrison ... set dresser
Ralph Ortiz ... art department & product placement: Santa Fe Team Sales
Laura Parsons ... art department & product placement: Central Concrete Products
Claudio Pontorno ... art department intern
Phil Rusch ... art department & product placement: Venders Service Center
Pablo Sanchez ... art department & product placement: Sanchez Volkswagen
Joe Schlick ... art department production assistant
Libby Sternberg ... art department & product placement: Antique Merchants
Milt Sternberg ... art department & product placement: Antique Merchants
John Wardrop ... art department & product placement: Venders Service Center

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Laura Harris Atkinson ... dialogue editor (as Laura Harris)
James Becker ... boom operator
David Brownlow ... location sound recordist
Patrick Cabral ... foley artist (as Pat Cabral)
Gary Coppola ... re-recording mixer
Fred 'Rudy' DeLisio ... foley artist (as Fred Rudy Delisio)
Brian Dixon ... foley recordist
Will Gethen-Jones ... boom operator
Hector C. Gika ... sound effects editor (as Hector Gika)
Craig S. Jaeger ... foley editor
Nick Neutra ... foley mixer
Rick Norman ... re-recording mixer
Kelly Oxford ... supervising sound editor (as Kelly L. Oxford)
Perry Robertson ... sound effects editor
David Stanke ... first assistant sound editor
Kim Waugh ... additional sound
Unsun Song ... sound recordist (uncredited)

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Keith McGee ... special effects coordinator (as Keith Mcgee)

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Mark Anderson ... best boy grip
David Aubrey ... camera operator: second unit (as David E. Aubrey)
Steve Banister ... first assistant camera: second unit
Bradley Barnes ... daily electrician
Marc Beneria ... first assistant camera
Vincent B. Chavez ... grip: day player
Joe Abraham Dean ... daily electrician
Chris Espeset ... key grip
Eric Espeset ... company grip
Harland Espeset ... dolly grip
Bradley Kellar ... daily electrician
Denver Miller ... second assistant camera
Lee Nakagawa ... company electrician
Steve Ramsey ... gaffer (as Steven Ramsey)
John Stearns ... best boy electric
Scott Stevens ... camera apprentice
Frank Tapia ... company electrician
Paul Taylor ... Steadicam operator
Teri Thomson Randall ... still photographer

Animation Department

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John Kuramoto ... senior animator
Gary Leib ... animator: opening sequence, Twinkle

Casting Department

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Nicole Arbusto ... casting: Los Angeles
Joy Dickson ... casting: Los Angeles
Ali Farrell ... additional casting
Karen A. Harris ... extras casting assistant
Teresa Neptune ... casting: Santa Fe
Joyce Wainwright ... casting associate

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Judy Broughton ... wardrobe: Judy's Unique Apparel
Steve Duffy ... wardrobe: Paradise on a Hanger
Douglas Magnus ... wardrobe: Silver Accessories
Danlee Winegar ... key costumer

Location Management

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Tom Allen ... location
Tracy Armagost ... location
Cheron Bayna ... assistant location manager
Joanne Branyon-Ward ... location
Cliff Cisneros ... location
Daniel Clavio ... location
Kelly Clement ... location
Jean Cole ... location
David Dvirnar ... location
Doris Erhard ... location
Louis Erhard ... location
Lyn Gawron ... location (as Lynn Gawron)
Paul Horpedahl ... location
Perry Kessler ... location
Linda Lombardo ... location
Ouida Macgregor ... location
Kathryn Madden ... location (as Kathy Madden)
Petra Maez ... location
Claude Mason ... location
Jody Mason ... location
Bill McClain ... location
Wayne Nichols ... location
John Norsrog ... location
Katheryn Norsrog ... location
Rich North ... location
Ellen Osborne ... location manager
Susan Jane Parsons ... location
Jim Richardson ... location
Tim Romanin ... location (as Tim Romanik)
Wayne Sabato ... location
Wendy Schiller ... location
Rosalind Simpson ... location
Jonathon Slator ... location
Miles Standish ... location
Teegen Trucksess ... location
Joey Turiciano ... location scout: UK
Nicholas Wartin ... location
Greg Webb ... location
Frank Werme ... location
Ryland Witten-Smith ... location intern
Brad Woolbright ... location

Music Department

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Brian Bulman ... music editor
Greg Curry ... score recording engineer
Joe Delia ... score arranger / score producer
Frank Dickinson ... musician: drums
Mark Alan Duran ... consultant: temp music
James Flatto ... music editor: temp music
A.J. Lambert ... assistant to music supervisor
Ned Mann ... musician: bass
Tracy McKnight ... music supervisor
Gary Solomon ... score mixing engineer / score recording engineer
Danny Toan ... musician: guitar
Jerry Vivino ... musician: saxophone

Transportation Department

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Arthur Claunch ... driver: insert car (as Art Claunch)
Margaret Duran ... transportation & vehicles
Lindsay Elliott ... driver: honeywagon
Allan Esquibel ... transportation captain
Jesse Esquibel ... driver: cast
Jesse Gee ... transportation & vehicles
William Glass ... transportation & vehicles
Elizabeth Granite ... transportation & vehicles
Alan Hill ... transportation & vehicles
David James ... transportation & vehicles
Lindsay Knitter ... transportation & vehicles
Sid Mace ... transportation & vehicles
Robert Molitor ... mechanic (as Robert 'Bear' Molitor)
Duncan North ... transportation & vehicles
Eric Pope ... transportation & vehicles
Patrick Reynolds Sr. ... driver: insert car (as Pat Reynolds Sr.)
William Sauter ... transportation & vehicles: Sauter Toyota
Gloria Sharp ... transportation & vehicles
Bruce Simballa ... transportation coordinator

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David Bethel ... medic
Stephen Bloch ... production assistant
Susan H. Bodine ... legal consultant: Epstein, Levinsohn, Bodine, Hurwitz & Weinstein LLP (as Susan Bodine)
Alyssa Brandt ... product placement assistant
Andrea F. Cannistraci ... legal consultant: Epstein, Levinsohn, Bodine, Hurwitz & Weinstein LLP (as Andrea Cannistraci)
Dennis Chavez ... stand-in: Mr. Logue
Rob Collins ... key production office assistant
Lori Eakins ... production accountant
Tobin Espeset ... production assistant
Ryan Eustis ... production assistant
Elizabeth Granite ... assistant: Ms. Goodman
Karen A. Harris ... product placement coordinator
Beverly Hughes ... production office manager
Joanna Kennedy ... script supervisor
Ernie Kolak ... production banking: First National Bank of Santa Fe
Noah Markus ... pre-production office assistant
Ross Miller ... insurance: D.R. Reiff & Associates
Wendy Mockmore ... craft service manager
Alex Moore ... dailies assistant
Akua Murphy ... dailies assistant
Duncan North ... based on
Tobin Oldach ... key set production assistant
Dick Olson ... field representative: AHA
Sol Rivera ... craft service manager
Bruce 'Steve' Robertson ... special consultant: Steve
Teofilo Sanchez ... medic (as Teofilo 'Chito' Sanchez)
Tonina Trischitta ... catering assistant: Walter Burke Catering Inc.
Susie Whelpley ... animal handler: Red Sky Farm
Emma Wilcockson ... assistant: Mr. Bregman
Danny Wilding ... security: Angel Security
Roger Williams ... catering assistant: Walter Burke Catering Inc.
Dylan Verrechia ... intern (uncredited)

Thanks

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Malaika Amon ... a multitude of thanks
John Anderson ... a multitude of thanks
Matt Azzarto ... a multitude of thanks
Glen Basner ... a multitude of thanks
Tristan Bennett ... a multitude of thanks (as Tris Bennett)
Jo Berman ... a multitude of thanks
Richard Blumenthal ... a multitude of thanks
Jackie Bolduc ... a multitude of thanks
Lisa Bruce ... a multitude of thanks
Anne Carey ... a multitude of thanks
Raquel Casillas ... a multitude of thanks
Tracy Conrad ... a multitude of thanks
Sloan Cunningham ... a multitude of thanks
Abby Davidson ... a multitude of thanks
Nancy Dickenson ... tremendous thanks
Sarah Christy Dickenson ... in loving memory of
Daniel DiPrima ... a multitude of thanks (as Dan DiPrima)
Sasha the Dog ... a multitude of thanks
Richard Edmonds ... a multitude of thanks
Georg Brandl Egloff ... a multitude of thanks (as George Brandl)
Heather Ehlers ... a multitude of thanks
Ruth Ehrenkranz ... a multitude of thanks
Mike Enrico ... a multitude of thanks
Doris Erhard ... a multitude of thanks
Louis Erhard ... a multitude of thanks
Jennifer Franklin ... a multitude of thanks
Bob Freemon ... a multitude of thanks
Lorraine Gallard ... a multitude of thanks
Sandy Gennaro ... a multitude of thanks
Liz Giamatti ... a multitude of thanks
Marilyn Goodman ... a multitude of thanks
Richard Goodman ... a multitude of thanks
Elizabeth Granite ... a multitude of thanks
Jone Hallmark ... a multitude of thanks
Paul Harty ... a multitude of thanks
Jon Hendry ... a multitude of thanks
Charles Herzfeld ... a multitude of thanks
John Hines ... a multitude of thanks
Roberta Hodes ... a multitude of thanks
Doug Hunt ... a multitude of thanks
Nina Jaroslaw ... a multitude of thanks
Jack Jason ... a multitude of thanks
Michael Johnson ... a multitude of thanks
Ross Katz ... a multitude of thanks
Lori Kistner ... a multitude of thanks
Todd Lawson LaTourrette ... a multitude of thanks (as Todd Latourette)
Jack Lechner ... a multitude of thanks
Liz Leshin ... a multitude of thanks
Sig Libowitz ... a multitude of thanks
David Linde ... a multitude of thanks
Colette Linnihan ... a multitude of thanks
Finn Logue ... a multitude of thanks
Teodoro Maniaci ... a multitude of thanks (as Teo Maniaci)
Ruth Martinez ... a multitude of thanks
Sam Maser ... a multitude of thanks
Dylan McCormick ... tremendous thanks
Patrick McDarrah ... a multitude of thanks
Carolyn McKnight ... a multitude of thanks
Ari Mellow ... a multitude of thanks
Alex Metcalf ... a multitude of thanks
Vytas Nagisetty ... a multitude of thanks
Balázs Nyari ... a multitude of thanks (as Balazs Nyari)
Hetakaisa Paarte ... a multitude of thanks
Katrina S. Pavlos ... a multitude of thanks (as Katrina Pavlos)
Stephanie Pena-Sy ... a multitude of thanks (as Stephanie Pena)
Victoria Picca ... a multitude of thanks
Emerson Pope ... a multitude of thanks
Eric Pope ... biggest thanks of all
Jeff Pope ... a multitude of thanks
Cindy Romero ... a multitude of thanks
James Rosenow ... a multitude of thanks
Laura Rosenthal ... a multitude of thanks
Danny Rubin ... a multitude of thanks
Liza Ryan ... a multitude of thanks
Melissa Ryan ... a multitude of thanks
James Schamus ... a multitude of thanks
Andrew Shea ... a multitude of thanks
Robert Sherwin ... a multitude of thanks (as Rob Sherwin)
Shinobi ... a multitude of thanks
Dayton Simmons ... a multitude of thanks
Lynne Spriggs ... a multitude of thanks
David Terry ... a multitude of thanks
Cybele Troyan ... a multitude of thanks
Daniel Trujillo ... a multitude of thanks
Kasey Walker ... a multitude of thanks
Robin Wiener ... a multitude of thanks
Vanessa Wingate ... a multitude of thanks
Robert Wyman ... a multitude of thanks (as Bob Wyman)
Scott Yoselow ... a multitude of thanks
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Plot Summary

In his early 30s, the beer-bellied Dex has things figured out. He's widely read in philosophy, he's studied Steve McQueen the prototypical cool American hero, and he's distilled Buddhism and Taoism into three laws that make him a hit with women: don't express desire, do something heroic in front of her, then retreat. A part-time job with young children, beer, guys, Frisbee golf, pool, poker, his dog Astro, and sex: what could be missing? Then, at his ten-year college reunion, Dex meets Syd, and the "Tao of Steve" may not be enough to get him what he wants. Plus, Syd remembers something important that Dex has forgotten. Can a cool smart guy, 50 pounds overweight, find his bliss? Written by

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Taglines Why do women find this man irresistible? See more »
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Also Known As
  • Le tao de Steve (France)
  • Dex, der Frauenheld (Germany)
  • Дао Стива (Russia)
  • San ton Steve McQueen (Greece)
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  • 87 min
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Box Office

Opening Weekend United States $91,791, 06 Aug 2000

Did You Know?

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Goofs When Dex and Syd are at her office, and Dex bends down after knocking over of a few baskets, you can see his strap-on belly. See more »
Movie Connections Referenced in The Tao of Dawson (2001). See more »
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Crazy Credits Based on a story by Duncan North Based on an idea by Duncan North Based on Duncan North See more »
Quotes Dex: Look at me. Look at me, okay? Technically, I shouldn't be getting laid, but I do. And do you know why, Dave? Because when I'm hanging out with a woman, that's all I'm doing is hanging out, talking, listening. I'm not sitting there thinking about how to get in bed with her. And this completely confuses them because they're saying "Wait a minute. I'm so much better looking than this guy. Isn't he attracted to me?" The basic principle: We pursue that which retreats from us.
Rick: It's from Heidegger.
Unnamed Guy Playing Poker: Groucho Marks said the same thing. "Act like a woman can't join your club, and she'll do almost anything to get in."
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