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Following the unexplained suicide of his wife Liza, a web designer turns to gasoline fumes and remote-control airplanes while avoiding an inevitable conflict with his mother-in-law.

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Wilson Joel
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Bern (as JD Walsh)
Jimmy Raskin ...
Pad
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Mary Ann Bankhead
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Brenda
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Maura
Mark Hannibal ...
Waiter with Drink
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Bland Man
Trace Turville ...
Bland Woman
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Gas Station
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Tom Bailey
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Jim
Jennifer Keddy ...
Lynne
David Lenthall ...
Hobbytown USA Clerk (as David Lenthal)
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Denny
Pauline Boyd ...
Zoo
Ernest Perry Jr. ...
Trucker
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Cashier at Pancake House
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Grandma Clerk
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Officer Escort
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Patriot Model Aeronautics Clerk
George Mills ...
Pickup Truck Driver
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Breakfast Woman
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Good Morning Man
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High School Principal #1
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High School Principal #2
Maggie Valentine ...
Girl on Front Porch
Teegan Eley ...
Jenn
Morgan Grace Jarrett ...
Stacy (as Morgan Jarrett)
Daniel Farber ...
Huffer Boy
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Huffer Girl
Shannon Holt ...
Angela Ryan from Bailey Federated
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Liza (as Ann Morgan)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
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Sammy Shuttle (uncredited)
Jeff Yesko ...
Walla (uncredited)

Directed by

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Todd Louiso

Written by

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Gordy Hoffman ... (screenplay)

Produced by

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Ruth Charny ... producer
Yvette Cobarrubias ... associate producer
Jim Czarnecki ... executive producer
Rita Dagher ... associate producer
Daniel Guckau ... executive producer
Chris Hanley ... producer
David Hillary ... executive producer in charge of production
Rainer Kölmel ... executive producer (as Rainer Kolmel)
Alain de la Mata ... executive producer
D. Scott Lumpkin ... co-producer
Ian MacGregor ... line producer: New York (as Ian McGregor)
Vincent Maraval ... executive producer
Clark McCutchen ... executive producer
Jacky Lee Morgan ... line producer (as Jacky Morgan)
Timothy Wayne Peternel ... associate producer (as Timothy Peternel)
Jeffrey Roda ... producer (as Jeff Roda)
Fernando Sulichin ... producer

Music by

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Jim O'Rourke ... music composer

Cinematography by

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Lisa Rinzler ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Anne Stein

Editorial Department

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Kelly Donnellan ... assistant editor
Erik Freid ... film processing & lab services
Mike Mertens ... color timer
Dean Ramser ... film processing & lab services
Keith Robinson ... supplier: AVID
Drew Stevens ... film stock provider
Melissa Wegman ... Bond Co. Post Superviser

Casting By

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Mark Bennett
Lisa Mae Fincannon ... (as Lisa Mae Wells Fincannon)
Monika Mikkelsen
Rita VanderWaal ... (as Rita Vanderwaal)

Production Design by

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Stephen Beatrice

Art Direction by

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Tim Cohn

Set Decoration by

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Brenna Griffin

Costume Design by

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Jill Newell

Makeup Department

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Leisa Adcock ... hair assistant / makeup assistant
Dolores Hernández ... hair stylist (as Delores Hernandez) / makeup artist (as Delores Hernandez)

Production Management

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D. Scott Lumpkin ... unit production manager
Corky O'Hara ... executive in charge of post-production (as Corky Ohara)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Brian Pitt ... second second assistant director
Leonard Reynolds ... second second assistant director
Sholto J. Roeg ... first assistant director (as Sholto Roeg)
Jimi Woods ... second assistant director

Art Department

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David Adams ... set dresser (as Dave Adams)
Scot Broadus ... property master
Josh Campbell ... art department swing gang
David Cooney ... storyboard artist
Jacob Cowart ... art department swing gang
Laura Donogue ... art department swing gang
David Erwin ... art department swing gang (as David Irwin)
Daniel Fox ... art department swing gang
Michael Gibbs ... art department swing gang
Mark Hannibal ... set dresser
Dennis Highland ... art department swing gang
Frits Jetten ... property assistant
Matt Lumpkin ... art department swing gang
Robin Polk ... art department swing gang
Tyler Q. Rosen ... property assistant
Keith Smith ... scenic painter

Sound Department

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Vienna Abramowitz ... boom operator
Todd Anisman ... re-recording mixer / sound editor
Dean Mark Beattie ... supervising sound editor
Dario Biscaldi ... foley artist
Christoph Brosius ... foley recordist (as Chris Brosius)
John Burnley ... foley mixer
Jesse Dodd ... adr editor / adr mixer
Charlie Essers ... dialogue editor / re-recording mixer
Skip Godwin ... sound mixer
Bruce Graham ... sound services: vice president, Vidfilm International Digital
Eric Happoldt ... sound editor
Steve Kinsey ... sound effects recordist
Mark McBryde ... foley artist
Matthew Pavolaitis ... sound editor (as Matt Pavolaitis)
Alexander Schwartz ... foley artist (as Alex Schwartz)
John Walker ... foley recordist
Ben Williams ... boom operator
Vince Williams ... sound services supervisor: Vidfilm International Digital
Mandell Winter ... foley recordist (as Dell Winter)

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Reid Burns ... titles and opticals
Lindsay Hallett ... visual effects producer: Asylum (as Lindsay Burnett)
Allan Levine ... titles and opticals

Stunts

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Anthony Cecere ... stunt coordinator
Phil O'Dell ... stunt coordinator

Camera and Electrical Department

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Will Arnot ... steadicam operator
Paul Beard ... grip
Todd Bearden ... lighting provider
Alec Boehm ... camera operator: Los Angeles
Trey Bosworth ... electrician
Buddy Carr ... dolly grip
Gilly Charbonnet ... key grip (as Gilly Charbonet)
Chris Ekstrom ... grip
Sean Finnegan ... director of photography: second unit (as Sean Fennigan) / rigging gaffer (as Sean Fennigan)
Jonathan Furmanski ... first assistant camera: New York (as John Furmanski)
Matthew Gaumer ... first assistant camera: second unit (as Matt Gaumer) / second assistant camera (as Matt Gaumer)
Lavelle Higgins ... best boy electric
Vic Keatley ... electrician (as Victor Keatley)
Carolina Loreto ... rigging
Lee McLemore ... grip
William Newell ... gaffer (as Bill Newell)
Terry O'Deen ... electrician
Forrest Perryman ... grip
Ryan Puckett ... electrician
Martina Radwan ... first assistant camera
Timothy Reilly ... key grip: New York (as Tim [Lopez] Reilly)
Jonathan E. Robinson ... camera loader (as Jonathan Robinson)
Don W. Wegner ... best boy grip (as Don Wegner)
Tobin Yelland ... still photographer

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Heather Campbell ... on-set costumer
Liz Staub ... wardrobe supervisor
Andrea Sweet ... assistant costume designer

Location Management

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Drew Hall ... assistant location manager
Horst Sarubin ... location manager (as Horst C. Sarubin)

Music Department

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Will Oldham ... composer: song "Song Of All"

Transportation Department

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Jesse Braggs ... driver
Ricky Damazio ... transportation coordinator
Mike Freeman ... provider: transportation equipment
Lionel Johnson ... transportation captain (as Lionel 'LJ' Johnson)
Kenny Lewis ... driver
Dalton Mabien ... driver
Ken Miller ... driver
George Mills ... driver
Robert Sharp ... driver
John Smith ... driver

Other crew

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Damasia Benson ... intern
Evan Blackford ... production assistant: New York
Erin Booth ... office production assistant
Susan Bufkin ... set medic
Billy Collins Jr. ... production accountant (as Billy J. Collins Jr.)
Adrian Peng Correia ... production assistant: New York (as Adrian Correia)
Dave Cowart ... production assistant
Michael Donner ... post-production accountant
W. Boyd Ford ... assistant: director / assistant: line producer (as Boyd Ford)
Megan Grant ... production assistant
Sanford Hatcher ... craft service (as Samford Hatcher)
Bryan Kalfus ... assistant: line producer
Ted Kantrow ... caterer: Location Catering
Jacob Koskoff ... creative consultant
Star Lee ... production assistant
Amy Lumpkin ... travel and accomodation
Chris Lumpkin ... production assistant
Chelsea Madrigal ... assistant: Mr. Hoffman
Clark McCutchen ... production attorney
James G. Miller ... chef (as James Miller)
Dan Milner ... production assistant: New York
Melissa Morgan ... production coordinator
Dave Nguyen ... production assistant
Tony Niknejadi ... production assistant
Kathy Chambless Oliver ... assistant production coordinator (as Kathy Chambless)
Jimmy Raskin ... web site designer: Indelible
Adam Carter Rose ... production assistant: New York
Nick Selig ... production assistant
Chad Singleton ... set medic
Paul Smith ... provider: lifts
Carmen Soriano ... script supervisor
Barry Steadman ... assistant production coordinator
Laura Street ... travel and accomodation
Randy Witherington ... set medic
Toni Wynne ... production assistant
Steve Zeigler ... assistant chef (as Steven Zeigler)
Mickey Cottrell ... publicist (uncredited)

Thanks

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Robert Abramoff ... special thanks: Burgee & Abramoff (as Bob Abramoff)
Dede Allen ... special thanks
Stephanie Argy ... special thanks
Kyle Bergersen ... special thanks
Barbara Bowen ... special thanks: The Los Angeles Zoo
Mike Brantley ... special thanks
Hank Bunker ... special thanks
Shawna Casey ... special thanks
Hellyn Cunningham ... special thanks (as Hellyn Cunningham and Family)
Willie Dennis ... special thanks: radio control boater, Port City Model Boating Association (Laurel, MS)
Dean Dergess ... special thanks: radio control boater, Port City Model Boating Association
Tatiana Derovanessian ... thank you to
Mike Dow ... special thanks: The City of Mobile (as Mayor Mike Dow)
Mark Ellison ... special thanks: radio control boater, Port City Model Boating Association
Tony Farmer ... special thanks: radio control boater, Port City Model Boating Association (St. Louis, MO)
J.D. Foster ... special thanks
Michael Freeman ... special thanks
John Gavin ... special thanks
Scott Gayle ... special thanks: radio control airplanes
Laurie Gershon ... special thanks
Eva Golson ... special thanks: Director, Mobile Film Office
Gus Grimsley ... special thanks: radio control boater, Port City Model Boating Association
David Hall ... special thanks: radio control boater, Port City Model Boating Association (Birmingham, AL)
Drew Hall ... special thanks
Roberta Hanley ... special thanks
Kenneth Hildretch ... special thanks: radio control boater, Port City Model Boating Association (Florsit, MO)
Frits Jetten ... special thanks: radio control airplanes
Brian Jordan ... special thanks
Bryan Kalfus ... special thanks
Larry Kent ... special thanks: radio control boater, Port City Model Boating Association (Atlanta, GA)
Peter Konerko ... special thanks
Dan Koretzky ... special thanks (as Dan Koretsky)
Richard Lewis ... special thanks
Buddy Lowe ... special thanks: radio control boater, Port City Model Boating Association
Dan Lumpkin ... special thanks
Dori Lumpkin ... special thanks
Bill Lutz ... special thanks: radio control boater, Port City Model Boating Association
Jeff Lutz ... special thanks: radio control boater, Port City Model Boating Association
Alexis Magagni-Seely ... special thanks (as Alexis Seely)
Rob Marsala ... special thanks: The Bauer Company
R.A. Mashner ... special thanks (as Dr. R.A Mashner)
Francine Matarazzo ... special thanks
John McDuff ... special thanks (as Dr. John McDuff)
Brandon Milam ... special thanks: radio control boater, Port City Model Boating Association
Jeff Phillips ... special thanks
David Poythress ... special thanks: radio control boater, Port City Model Boating Association
William L. Rotko ... special thanks (as Bill Rotko)
Pat Scanlon ... special thanks
Jonathan Shoemaker ... special thanks
Kurt Soto ... special thanks: Vans Shoes
Will Speck ... special thanks
Al Stokes ... special thanks: Chief of Staff, The City of Mobile
Marilyn Szatmary ... special thanks: Silver, Massetti and Szatmary, Ltd.
Ethan Tucker ... special thanks
Wesley Walker ... special thanks (as Wes Walker)
David Weininger ... special thanks
John Whiddon ... special thanks
Greg Wood ... special thanks: Lubbock Boaters Association
Bill Zuber ... special thanks: radio control boater, Port City Model Boating Association (Huntsville, AL)

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Wilson Joel is a man in trouble. There's a searing pain in his gut that he can't tolerate and a dazed quietness to his struggle as he tries to maintain his equilibrium. Wilson is attempting to move on from the sudden and inexplicable suicide of his wife. His mother-in-law is there for him, but her sympathies turn quickly. He has an employer that seems to want to help him, and a workmate who wants him for herself. But nothing and no one can give Wilson solace; so, he seeks oblivion. It is not the usual alcohol or drugs. Wilson inhales fumes from gasoline cans and model airplane fuel and finds temporary salvation in the company of remote-control model enthusiasts. However, nothing that provides him relief really lasts. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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Taglines A Comic Tragedy See more »
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Also Known As
  • Con amor, Liza (Spain)
  • Per amore di Liza (Italy)
  • С любовью, Лайза (Russia)
  • Com Amor, Liza (Brazil)
  • Con amor, Liza (Argentina)
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Runtime
  • 90 min
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Budget $1,000,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia There are two scenes when Wilson (Philip Seymour Hoffman) is trying to get into his mother-in-law's (Kathy Bates) house, he is screaming and rattling the bars on the outside of the house, as if he is imprisoned. This represents the cage of grief, how inescapable grief is. See more »
Movie Connections Referenced in Robert Englund (2004). See more »
Soundtracks Movie On The Way Down See more »
Crazy Credits SPECIAL THANKS TO Melissa Morgan's Parents and Family See more »
Quotes Model Boat Man: HEY! There's no swimming today!
Wilson Joel: Do you know who I am?
[pause]
Wilson Joel: I am a big fan of Radio Control!
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