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Set in the world of stand-up comedy, "Behind the Smile" tells the dramatic story of the rise and fall of Danny Styles, a young comic from Cleveland, Ohio, who moves to Los Angeles in pursuit... See more »

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Kissing Girl
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Jeffrey Stone (as James Belushi)
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British Reporter
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Lady at piano
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Emcee
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Doctor (as Joseph Cacia)
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Big James
Marjan Faritous ...
Escort
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Charlie's Girl
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Regina
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Lady in Crowd
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Little Danny
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Stacy
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Vicki Matters
Sierra Martin ...
Supermodel Girlfriend
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Greg Elese
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Karate Man
Palma Lawrence Reed ...
Danny's Mom
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Heckler
Tony Shore ...
Waiter
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Party Girl
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Homeless Man (as Joe Vassallo)
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Charlie Richman
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Danny Styles
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The Comic

Directed by

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Damon Wayans

Written by

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Damon Wayans ... (written by)

Produced by

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Ashley R. Friedman ... line producer
Jamie Masada ... producer
Annice Parker ... producer
Clark Peterson ... producer
Damon Wayans ... producer

Music by

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Tim Jones

Cinematography by

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Steven Bernstein

Film Editing by

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Rick Shaine
James Wilcox

Editorial Department

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Prince Bagdasarian ... high definition conversions
Roger Cooper ... assistant editor
Babette Dickerson ... first assistant editor
Joe Fineman ... post-production consultant
Mato ... color timer

Casting By

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Pamela Azmi-Andrew

Production Design by

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Robb Wilson King

Costume Design by

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Rhona Meyers

Makeup Department

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Courtney Corvan ... key makeup artist
Rebecca DeHerrera ... makeup department head
Linda Villalobos ... dept. head hairstylist

Production Management

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Michael Toji ... post-production supervisor

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Randy Fletcher ... first assistant director
Wilfred J. Killian ... second assistant director (as Will Killian)
Eddie L. Watkins ... second unit director

Art Department

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Scott Buckwald ... property master
Don 'Tex' Clark ... leadman
Federico D'Alessandro ... storyboard artist
Jeanne Kukor ... assistant props
Amy Montgomery ... art department coordinator

Sound Department

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Alejandro Alvarenga ... post sound coordinator
Jeremy Hoenack ... re-recording mixer
Jesse Kaplan ... sound utility
Tony Kucenski ... adr editor / dialogue editor / sound effects editor

Special Effects by

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John C. Carlucci ... special effects foreman
Lou Carlucci ... special effects coordinator

Visual Effects by

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Chad Buehler ... compositor
Joshua D. Comen ... visual effects producer: Look Effects
Jenny Foster ... visual effects coordinator: LOOK Effects Inc.
Mike Ocoboc ... digital compositor

Stunts

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Jermaine Holt ... stunt double
Marcus Salgado ... stunt double
Eddie L. Watkins ... stunt coordinator

Camera and Electrical Department

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David A. Cook ... gaffer
Clark Cooper ... epk videographer
Erik Emerson ... additional first assistant camera
David Goldsmith ... video assist operator
Sean Haeseler ... set lighting technician
Craig Kohlhoff ... first assistant camera: "b" camera
David Loeb ... assistant chief lighting technician
Doug Oh ... second assistant camera
D. Stevens ... still photographer
Paige Thomas ... camera operator: "b" camera
Deron Tse ... best boy grip
Marcus Turner ... camera loader
Jason Wintz ... second assistant camera

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Unchin Lee ... costumer
Dolores Ybarra ... costumer

Location Management

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Dwayne Mack Alezandre ... location assistant
Hector Tinoco ... location assistant

Music Department

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Mark McBryde ... music editor

Transportation Department

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Alex E. Burns ... driver
Richard Rollison ... transportation coordinator

Other crew

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Alejandro Alvarenga ... post audio coordinator
Euphrates 'Tee' Arthur ... production assistant (2005) (as Euphrates Arthur)
Adam Bernstein ... production assistant
Chad Buckmaster ... production office assistant
Claire Carré ... assistant: Damon Wayans
Kim Dixon ... unit publicist
Natalie Gray ... shoe designer
Elizabeth Kennedy-Ryzewicz ... second unit coordinator (as Elizabeth Kennedy)
Scott Mick ... assistant: Damon Wayans
Nancy Rosing ... production coordinator
Tracy Scott ... script supervisor
Joshua J. Smith ... assistant coordinator
D. Stevens ... epk director
Samir Vural ... production assistant
Misty Dawn White ... production accountant
Jason Ybarra ... key craft service

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Set in the world of stand-up comedy, "Behind the Smile" tells the dramatic story of the rise and fall of Danny Styles, a young comic from Cleveland, Ohio, who moves to Los Angeles in pursuit of fulfilling a dream. After meeting Charlie Richman, his idol, Danny quickly finds success, but is soon caught up in a seductive lifestyle, which ultimately leads to this rising star's downfall. Written by Clark Peterson

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Also Known As
  • Behind the Smile (United States)
Runtime
  • 104 min
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Box Office

Budget $2,500,000 (estimated)

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