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Swan Song ()


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A formerly flamboyant hairdresser takes a long walk across a small town to style a dead woman's hair.

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Pat Pitsenbarger
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Dee Dee Dale
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Rita Parker Sloan
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Dustin
Ira Hawkins ...
Eunice
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Sue
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Mr. Shanrock
Justin Lonesome ...
Miss Velma
Thom Hilton ...
Gabriel
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Ro Ro
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Lyle
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Evie
Catherine L. Albers ...
Janie (as Catherine Albers)
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Josiah
Roshon Thomas ...
Shaundell
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Gertie
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David
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Tristan
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Nurse
Cheryl Talley-Sharp ...
Phylliss
Ray Perrin ...
Scottie
Ruth Maier ...
Lady with Shades
Gene Dada ...
Scrabble Guy
Kate Volz ...
Gas Staton Customer
Rose Leininger ...
Vivante Lady
Stephen Israel ...
Red Wagon Attendant
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Sherman Ransom
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Cab Driver (as Tevis Marcum)
Vernon Guinn ...
Silver Haired Bear
Brandon Lim ...
Gay Dad
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Gay Daddy
Liam Hespen ...
Son
Lauren Cutnaw ...
Newborn Babr
Karen Fuller ...
Judge Shine
Jeffrey Dotson Jr. ...
Waiter Jeffrey (as Jeffrey Dotsn Jr)
John Stephens ...
Courthouse Couple / Ransom and Sons Funeral Home Attendee
Karen Stephens ...
Courthouse Couple / Ransom and Sons Funeral Home Attendee
Nick Avery ...
The Lemon Man
Katie Boissoneault ...
Sharma Customer
Jori Naegele ...
Tristan's Client
Barbie Marie ...
Fabulous Barfly
Harvey Heys ...
Fruit & Nut Tart
Eugene Finnegan ...
Nursing Home Resident
Ann Hildebrand ...
Nursing Home Resident
Beverly Hillis ...
Nursing Home Resident
Judy Kafka ...
Nursing Home Resident
Jean Karbler ...
Nursing Home Resident
Neal Lindsey ...
Nursing Home Resident
John Rainey ...
Nursing Home Resident
Shirley Ross ...
Nursing Home Resident
Fay Waldron ...
Nursing Home Resident
Jennifer Washington ...
Nursing Home Resident
Annette Allen ...
Neighborhood Hair Care Salon
Jasmine Porter ...
Neighborhood Hair Care Salon
Theresa Reynolds ...
Neighborhood Hair Care Salon
Sydney Smith ...
Neighborhood Hair Care Salon
Rose Weatherspoon ...
Neighborhood Hair Care Salon / Ransom and Sons Funeral Home Attendee
My'lee Graves ...
Jump Rope Kid
Ryan Humphrey ...
Jump Rope Kid
Liv Roth ...
Jump Rope Kid
Gabrielle Skrinak ...
Jump Rope Kid
Canna Stephens ...
Jump Rope Kid
Kamil Stephens ...
Jump Rope Kid
Cheryl Conner ...
Kharma Salon / Ransom and Sons Funeral Home Attendee
Dena Kotz ...
Kharma Salon / Universal Fruit and Nut Company Patron
Michelle Murray ...
Sharma Salon
Tim Allison ...
Universal Fruit and Nut Company Patron
Jennifer Arthur ...
Universal Fruit and Nut Company Patron
Emily Auble ...
Universal Fruit and Nut Company Patron
Terry Bailey ...
Universal Fruit and Nut Company Patron
Nancy Beach ...
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Porcelain Blanc ...
Universal Fruit and Nut Company Patron
Rockell Blu ...
Universal Fruit and Nut Company Patron
Marsha Carrington ...
Universal Fruit and Nut Company Patron
Christian Carter ...
Universal Fruit and Nut Company Patron
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Universal Fruit and Nut Company Patron (as Viviana Celeste)
Noah Clark ...
Universal Fruit and Nut Company Patron
Phaylen Fairchild ...
Universal Fruit and Nut Company Patron
Hanna Flever ...
Universal Fruit and Nut Company Patron
Jerome Fresch ...
Universal Fruit and Nut Company Patron
Thomas Fresch ...
Universal Fruit and Nut Company Patron
Glenn Gast ...
Universal Fruit and Nut Company Patron
Mikayla Halfhill ...
Universal Fruit and Nut Company Patron
Christopher Hansen ...
Universal Fruit and Nut Company Patron
Vicky Hicks ...
Universal Fruit and Nut Company Patron
Monica Hiris ...
Universal Fruit and Nut Company Patron
Lewis Hollins Jr. ...
Universal Fruit and Nut Company Patron
Michelle Hudinski ...
Universal Fruit and Nut Company Patron
Ja'tyse Light ...
Universal Fruit and Nut Company Patron
Ashley Modolo ...
Universal Fruit and Nut Company Patron
Ember Holiday Monroe ...
Universal Fruit and Nut Company Patron
Chanse Moore ...
Universal Fruit and Nut Company Patron
Abbessia Nyman ...
Universal Fruit and Nut Company Patron
Jim Obergefell ...
Universal Fruit and Nut Company Patron
David Oldman ...
Universal Fruit and Nut Company Patron
Cathy Ontko ...
Universal Fruit and Nut Company Patron
Tanner Radcliffe ...
Universal Fruit and Nut Company Patron
Audrey Roeder ...
Universal Fruit and Nut Company Patron
Dominic Sberna ...
Universal Fruit and Nut Company Patron
Michael Sellars ...
Universal Fruit and Nut Company Patron
Cory Smith ...
Universal Fruit and Nut Company Patron
John Smith ...
Universal Fruit and Nut Company Patron
Dianna Swartz ...
Universal Fruit and Nut Company Patron
Jesse Adams ...
Ransom and Sons Attendant
Kenneth Altman ...
Ransom and Sons Attendant
Tim Kaltenecker ...
Ransom and Sons Attendant
Ed Stout ...
Ransom and Sons Attendant
David Armstrong ...
Ransom and Sons Funeral Home Attendee
Summer Armstrong ...
Ransom and Sons Funeral Home Attendee
Samson J. Greenman Jr. ...
Ransom and Sons Funeral Home Attendee (as Samson J Greenmail Jr)
Meredith Holman ...
Ransom and Sons Funeral Home Attendee
Kerry Rose McFadden ...
Ransom and Sons Funeral Home Attendee
John Murray Sr. ...
Ransom and Sons Funeral Home Attendee (as John Murray Sr)
Susan Murray ...
Ransom and Sons Funeral Home Attendee
Chris Parthemore ...
Ransom and Sons Funeral Home Attendee
Julie Parthemore ...
Ransom and Sons Funeral Home Attendee
Donald A. Pfeil ...
Ransom and Sons Funeral Home Attendee (as Donald A Pfeil)
Iva K. Pfeil ...
Ransom and Sons Funeral Home Attendee (as Iva K Pfeil)
Mel Saylor ...
Ransom and Sons Funeral Home Attendee
Jerry Smith ...
Ransom and Sons Funeral Home Attendee
Sara Smith ...
Ransom and Sons Funeral Home Attendee
Levi Cutcher ...
Additional Extra
Jane Kaftan ...
Additional Extra
Tahnee Meredit ...
Additional Extra
Gina Miikie ...
Additional Extra
John Papenfuss Jr. ...
Additional Extra (as John Papenfuss Jr)
Allison Will ...
Additional Extra
Eric Wilson ...
Additional Extra
Peter Ahern ...
Additional Voice
Jose Cagigal ...
Additional Voice
Christy Eisenbrey ...
Additional Voice
Randy Hugg ...
Additional Voice
Daniel Lempert ...
Additional Voice
Jay Malsky ...
Additional Voice
Haley Originales ...
Additional Voice
Zak Sommerfield ...
Additional Voice
Erika Kraus Stephens ...
Additional Voice
Jason Sweeten ...
Additional Voice
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Leslie McGuier ...
Nurse Leslie

Directed by

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Todd Stephens

Written by

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Todd Stephens ... (written by)

Produced by

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Kenneth Altman ... line producer
Eve Battaglia ... associate producer
Stacey Davis ... associate producer
Eric Eisenbrey ... producer
Jay Michael Fraley ... executive producer (as Jay Fraley)
Meghan Hogrefe ... executive producer
Rick Hogrefe ... executive producer
Stephen Israel ... producer
Tim Kaltenecker ... producer
Chris Parthemore ... associate producer
Drew Sklar ... executive producer
Chris Stephens ... associate producer
Karen Stephens ... associate producer
Todd Stephens ... producer
Roshon Thomas ... associate producer
Rhet Topham ... executive producer / producer
Jess Weiss ... associate producer

Music by

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Chris Stephens

Cinematography by

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Jackson Warner Lewis ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Spencer Schilly
Santiago Figueira W.

Editorial Department

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Ben Federman ... colorist
Lucas Wein Kim ... additional editing / assistant editor

Casting By

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Eve Battaglia
Lina Todd

Production Design by

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Kassandra DeAngelis

Art Direction by

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Vince Calabrese

Set Decoration by

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Teresa Strebler

Costume Design by

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Kitty Boots
Shawna-Nova Foley

Makeup Department

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Lydia Kane ... key hair stylist / key makeup artist
Deb Paulk ... wig and hair stylist (as Deborah Paul)
Sara Rattschaw ... additional hairdresser: Mr. Kier
Sydney Smith ... makeup assistant
Paulie Andrew ... makeup artist (uncredited)

Production Management

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Kenneth Altman ... unit production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Frank Bilisoly ... second assistant director
Mael Faure ... second second assistant director
Vernon Guinn ... first assistant director

Art Department

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Gary Craig ... portrait artist: Linda Evans
Leslie McGuier ... property master
Kade Roth ... set dresser

Sound Department

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Matthew Gelzer ... production sound mixer
Arjun G. Sheth ... sound designer / sound mixer
Ed Zabel ... sound: Palm Springs interview

Visual Effects by

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Santiago Figueira W. ... visual effects
Nong Yu ... visual effects: Palm Springs interview

Camera and Electrical Department

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Kaydn Albanese ... third grip
KC Allen ... digital loader
Henry Hodges ... best boy electric
Greg Kraus ... key grip
Chris Leszkowicz ... best boy grip
Jake Lurvey ... additional photography
Thomas Moeger ... grip
Vivian Pullan ... gaffer
Diana Molina Sosa ... second assistant camera
Chris Stephens ... still photographer
Peter Westervelt ... first assistant camera
Ed Zabel ... lighting: Palm Springs interview

Casting Department

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Angela Boehm ... local casting: Ohio
Karin Sibrava ... casting associate: New York
Jason Tait ... local casting assistant: Ohio
Kate Volz ... casting assistant: Sandusky

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Sequoia Bostick ... costume assistant
Deanna Ochrin ... costumer

Location Management

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Nick Avery ... location manager

Music Department

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Daniel Cartier ... musician: vocals
Sean Patrick Thomas Daley ... assistant engineer
Gerry Gershman ... music supervisor
Sergio Graman ... assistant engineer
Chris Stephens ... all instruments played by

Script and Continuity Department

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Kimberlee Andrews ... script supervisor

Transportation Department

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Robert V. Gibson ... transportation (as Robert Gibson)
Shawn Landoll ... big box truck angel
Craig Stephens ... vw bus guru

Additional Crew

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Carolyn Abouelhana ... caterer: The Better Half
Emily Lu Aldrich ... publicist
Deb Bingham ... caterer: Creative Cuisine
Katie Boissoneault ... set production assistant
Kathy Byrne ... sag representative
Philip Errico ... assistant: Mr. Stephens and Mr. Eisenbrey
Sergio Graman ... key production assistant
Beth Powder ... production coordinator
Marty Rosen ... kickstarter consultant extraordinaire
Liv Roth ... junior production assistant
Erika Kraus Stephens ... nurse consultant
John Stephens ... assistant: Betina 'Betty' Eisenbrey
Candace Venable ... craft service
Santiago Figueira W. ... main title design
Simon Wolfson ... set production assistant
Stacey Davis ... legal services (uncredited)

Thanks

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Jennifer Coolidge ... very special thanks
Laura Schuman ... special thanks
Todd Shotz ... special thanks
Michael Wendt ... special thanks

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Special Effects

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Pat Pitsenbarger was once Sandusky, Ohio's leading hairdresser and shining light of its gay community. Now living in a nursing home, he's informed that the town's society leader, a former customer, has requested his services for her funeral. Escaping the nursing home with only his flashy jewelry, he heads to town on foot. Along the way, he visits the grave of his late partner, whom he still loves deeply, and is treated to a flashy wardrobe makeover by a woman who always admired his style. Dropping by the gay bar where he used to perform drag as "Mr. Pat," he learns it's their final night. He attends the festivities and recaptures some of the joy of his youth. He also faces the anger he feels at having been betrayed by his beauty shop protégé and the customer who abandoned him when his partner died of AIDS. Written by Jay Phelps

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Also Known As
  • Лебединая песнь (Russia)
  • 驕傲粉天鵝 (Taiwan)
  • Łabędzi śpiew (Poland)
  • スワン・ソング (Japan)
  • 백조의 노래 (South Korea)
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Runtime
  • 105 min
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Trivia The town in the film, Sandusky, Ohio, is the real life home-town of writer and director Todd Stephens. See more »
Goofs When Patrick visits the site of his old home, his hat disappears and then appears again when he leaves. See more »
Quotes Pat Pitsenbarger: Bury her with bad hair.
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