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A trio of girls set out to change the male-dominated environment of the Seven Oaks college campus, and to rescue their fellow students from depression, grunge and low standards of every... See more »

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Violet
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Heather
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Rose
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Lily
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Frank
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Jimbo
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Priss
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Rick DeWolfe
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Complainer Student
Nick Blaemire ...
Freak Astaire
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Depressed Debbie
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Xavier
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Alice
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Barman
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Fred Packenstacker / Charlie Walker
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Thor
Cortez Nance Jr. ...
Groundskeeper
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Positive Polly
Jordanna Drazin ...
Emily Tweeter
Madison Cerniglia ...
Classmate 1
Veronica Mu ...
Classmate 2
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Young Rose
Carolyn Farina ...
At the diner: Carolina Antonucci
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Sharise
Gerron Atkinson ...
Sincere Highway Worker
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Fresh Highway Worker (as Jonnie Louis Brown)
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Campus Cop
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Professor Ryan
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Charlie's Friend 1
Max Lodge ...
ALA Pamphlet Guy
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Gladiator
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Cary (Jumper)
Clare Halpine ...
Cary's Girlfriend
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Mad Madge
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Seminar Cynthia
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Professor Black
Will Storie ...
D.U. Brother (hygiene)
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D.U. Brother (boots)
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Featured Dancer (uncredited)
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Sorority Girl (uncredited)

Directed by

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Whit Stillman

Written by

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Whit Stillman ... (screenplay)

Produced by

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Charlie Dibe ... co-producer
Liz Glotzer ... producer
Jacob Jaffke ... line producer
Cecilia Kate Roque ... consulting producer
Martin Shafer ... producer
Whit Stillman ... producer
Alicia Van Couvering ... consulting producer

Music by

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Adam Schlesinger
Mark Suozzo

Cinematography by

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Doug Emmett

Film Editing by

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Andrew Hafitz

Editorial Department

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Eric Burritt ... post-production assistant
Sophie Corra ... assistant editor
Chris Kenny ... colorist
Lance Spindler ... color timer
Pierce Varous ... digital intermediate producer

Casting By

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Kerry Barden
Anya Colloff
Amy McIntyre Britt
Paul Schnee

Production Design by

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Elizabeth J. Jones

Art Direction by

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Brian Goodwin

Set Decoration by

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Emmanuelle Hoessly

Costume Design by

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Ciera Wells

Makeup Department

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Ivy Ermert ... makeup artist
Satoko Ichinose ... hair department head
Jessica Jade Jacob ... makeup artist
Maia Kern ... makeup artist
Betsy Kelly Marshall ... hair stylist (as Betsy Kelly)
Krystle Poulin ... makeup artist
Anouck Sullivan ... makeup department head
Jessica Toth ... makeup artist

Production Management

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Jacob Jaffke ... unit production manager
Joanna Lara Zuppardi ... production supervisor (as Joanna Lara)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Eric Berkal ... additional first assistant director
Daniel Lugo ... second second assistant director
Curtis Smith ... first assistant director
Melinda Ziyadat ... second assistant director

Art Department

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Gideon Ang ... set dresser
Eric Burritt ... art intern
Micaela Carolan ... scenic
Mia Cioffi Henry ... on-set dresser
Miranda Hill ... art department intern
Zosia Mackenzie ... assistant property master
Violet Mount ... set dresser
Cat Navarro ... art department intern (as Catharine Navarro)
Nancy Spittle ... leadman
Joanna Tillman ... graphic artist
Grace Yun ... property master

Sound Department

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Andrea Bella ... sound effects editor
Leslie Bloome ... foley artist (as Leslie Bloom)
Lucas Cantor ... additional music engineering
Chris Davis ... foley editor
Perry Levy ... adr recordist
Aurélien Mauro ... sound mix assistant: french dubbing
Lane McGiboney ... adr recordist
Eric Milano ... adr editor
Michael Miller ... adr mixer
Branka Mrkic ... dialogue editor
Tom Paul ... re-recording mixer / supervising sound editor
Carl Shillito ... foley mixer
Michael Sterkin ... sound mixer
Steven Tollen ... sound executive producer
Dmitry Volovik ... boom operator

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Andrew J. Bly ... visual effects producer: The Molecule
Daniel Cohen ... visual effects producer
Luke DiTommaso ... visual effects supervisor: The Molecule
Mark Scott Friedman ... compositing supervisor
Brian Houlihan ... digital compositor
Erin W. Nash ... digital compositor
Joshua Sacavage ... visual effects coordinator

Stunts

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Bryce Burke ... stunts
Jared Burke ... stunts
Chad Hessler ... stunt performer
Asa Liebmann ... stunt performer
Kevin Rogers ... stunt performer
Anthony Vincent ... stunt coordinator

Camera and Electrical Department

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T.J. Alston ... gaffer
Patrick Doherty ... best boy grip
Bruce Jones ... electrician
Joseph Joyce ... second assistant camera
Sabrina Lantos ... still photographer
Justin LaValley ... additional grip
Sarah Marikar ... additional grip & electric
Peter Milmoe ... electrician
Oliver Ogden ... additional swing
John Shim ... key grip
Johnny Sousa ... first assistant camera
Justin Suriano ... grip
Matthew Szczerbienski ... data loader
Lyon Taylor ... company grip/electric swing
Matt Tomko ... best boy electric
Christopher Vidaic ... best boy grip
Brian Yost ... best boy grip

Casting Department

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Sharon Blythe ... casting assistant / extras casting assistant
Rich Delia ... casting associate
Lori Eastside ... extras casting
Allison Estrin ... casting associate
Michael Fredlund ... casting assistant
Clare Halpine ... background casting assistant
Juliet Seniff ... casting associate: Los Angeles

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Krista Blomberg ... special fashions
Catherine Crabtree ... costume assistant
Eniola Dawodu ... costume assistant
Lana Ihil ... wardrobe intern
Carisa Kelly ... assistant costume designer
Haley Lieberman ... assistant costume designer
Alexandra Regazzoni ... wardrobe assistant
Megan Sanders ... wardrobe supervisor

Location Management

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Chris Carmody ... assistant location manager
Ryan Dibeler ... locations intern
Christopher Menges ... location manager
Vanessa Lee Rodd ... location scout

Music Department

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Irwin Fisch ... orchestrator
Gabriel Hays ... music assistant
Agatha Kaspar ... music assistant
Lawrence Manchester ... score mixer
Annie Pearlman ... music supervisor
Robert Puff ... music librarian / music preparation
David Sabee ... music contractor
Adam Schlesinger ... music producer
Phil Servati ... music assistant
Stefan Karrer ... soundtrack album producer (uncredited)

Other crew

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Stephanie Blackwood ... production coordinator
Teddy Blanks ... title designer
Slater Brauns ... post production accountant
Dustin Bricker ... script supervisor
Anita Brooks ... office production intern
Yara Caubet ... production assistant
Justin Cerne ... choreographer
Cinder Chou ... assistant production coordinator (as Cynthia Chou)
Carol A. Compton ... script clearance
Kara Moon Dillon ... set production assistant
Brian DiLorenzo ... production office intern
Derek Jimenez ... set production assistant
Steven Julien ... production assistant
Tom Maloney ... key p/a
Burton May ... production assistant
Charlie McSpadden ... assistant to producer
Rebecca Rojer ... assistant to director
John Seabright ... production assistant
Misha Turner ... production accountant
Reid Rosefelt ... publicist (uncredited)

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Violet and her two cohorts attempt to help their "less-fortunate" students at Seven Oaks College - primarily by running a Suicide Prevention Centre and offering their off-beat advice whenever they get a chance. Violet's newest rescue is transfer student, Lily, and Violet wants to teach her how to talk and dress properly, and how to select appropriate men to be interested in. Along their way in helping everybody at the college, the damsels teach the fraternity doofi to hit the books, they get their hearts broken, but then attempt to start an international dance craze. Written by napierslogs

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Also Known As
  • Violet Wister's Damsels in Distress (United States)
  • Whit Stillman's Damsels in Distress (United States)
  • Algebra in Love (Germany)
  • Damiselas en apuros (Spain)
  • Pannice w opalach (Poland)
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Runtime
  • 99 min
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Box Office

Opening Weekend United States $58,589, 08 Apr 2012

Did You Know?

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Trivia Writer/Director Whit Stillman's first film in 13 years after The Last Days of Disco (1998). See more »
Goofs A rainbow is seen in the sky with light falling onto the trees from the right, but when looking at a rainbow the sun is always behind you. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Damsels in Distress (2012). See more »
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Crazy Credits The background behind the "Sony Pictures Classics" logo at the beginning is bright pink instead of its normal blue. See more »
Quotes Violet: Do you know what's the major problem in contemporary social life? The tendency to always seek someone cooler than yourself.
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