The film follows a rebellious teenager on leave from the Marines who falls in love with a female musician. The relationship is threatened when she develops a mental illness...

Director:

Reverge Anselmo

Writer:

Reverge Anselmo
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rachael Leigh Cook ... Dori Lawrence
Jonathan Tucker ... Mark Deloach
Agnes Bruckner ... Sue 'of the Dubervilles' Dubois
Val Kilmer ... Staff Sergeant Skeer
Joe Mantegna ... Gil Deloach
Carrie Fisher ... Mrs. Dubois
Diane Venora ... Mrs. Hengen
Ed Begley Jr. ... Father Concoff
Michael Godere ... Gregory Tripodi (as Michael Goduti)
Daniel Franzese ... Danny Tripodi
Zena Grey ... Gina Deloach
André Vippolis ... Dori's Agent, Ricky (as Andre Vippolis)
Paul Le Mat ... Dori's Internist
Bridget Barkan ... Francine
Billy Lush ... Nando
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Storyline

An adventurous romantic drama about a high-school rich kid serving in the Marine Corps to avoid jail, and a schizophrenic actress, whose career is crashing. Mark Deloach lands in the Marine Corps and meets Dori Lawrence before shipping out. Mark and Dori are a perfect match of misfits introduced by a friend, Sue Dubois, whose mother is suing Mark. Dori has left the bright lights of Hollywood to fix her life and mental illness, while at boot camp, Drill Instructor Skeer is on a mission not only to train Mark, but to make a man out of the rebellious teenager. The two outcast lovers, with more than a dose of humor, cling to their romance in spite of obstacles from authorities and circumstances which stand in their way. Written by Anonymous

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Boy In A Flack Jacket Meets Girl In A Straight Jacket. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Music | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, some sexuality/nudity and underage drinking | See all certifications »
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Trivia

According to Reverge Anselmo, Dori Lawrence was based on a real actress in the 1970's who did four movies - two of them big hits - before disappearing from the industry. On the DVD commentary, Anselmo reveals that the actress' brother plays the character of Silvio. The actor is David Holcomb leading many to believe that the actress is Sarah Holcomb of National Lampoon's Animal House (1978) and Caddyshack (1980). Someone listed as "S.H." is thanked in the end credits. See more »

Quotes

Nando: I'm a high pisser!
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References Platoon (1986) See more »

Soundtracks

Guantanamera
Musical adaptation by Pete Seeger and Julian Orbon
Lyrics adaptation by Julian Orbon, based on a poem by José Martí (as Jose Marti)
Lyric editor: Hector Angulo
Original music and lyrics by José Fernández Díaz (as Jose Fernandez Diaz) Courtesy of Fall River Music Inc.
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A quirky romantic comedy with dramatic elements
17 October 2010 | by napierslogsSee all my reviews

"Stateside" is a quirky romantic comedy. Mark (Jonathan Tucker) is a prep school student with a strict father who sends him to the Marines; Dori (Rachael Leigh Cook) is an aspiring musician with a temper and mental problems. They do a good job of introducing us to the characters; both are quite likable.

The film picks up when our leads are falling in love. The comedy aspects are funny and the romantic aspects are cute. The film gets dramatic at times. In my opinion, too dramatic but the film-makers had things they wanted to say, and I think they wanted to make this a "bigger" film than just a romantic comedy.

The film has a great soundtrack and they got me in a great mood to start the film with Elvis Costello during the opening credits. I recommend "Stateside" for movie fans who want more to their romantic comedies.


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Country:

Germany | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 February 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$16,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$113,620, 23 May 2004

Gross USA:

$174,318

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$174,318
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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