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Lainie Kazan


Lainie Kazan

The role of MIRIAM GOLDMAN is
played by Academy Award nominated actress Lainie Kazan

Born to an Ashkenazic Jewish father and a Sephardic Jewish mother, Lainie began her Broadway career as understudy to Barbra Streisand in Funny Girl.

She appeared in numerous supper clubs across the country, and guested on Dean Martin's variety series twenty-six times. Other television work includes a recurring role as Aunt Freida on the Fran Drescher sitcom The Nanny and as Kirstie Alley's mother on Veronica's Closet, and guest shots on St. Elsewhere (resulting in an Emmy nomination), The Paper Chase, Touched by an Angel, and Will & Grace. She also was featured in My Big Fat Greek Life, a short-lived series based on her film with Nia Vardalos.

Kazan returned to Broadway to recreate her film role for the musical adaptation of My Favorite Year, earning a Tony Award nomination for her performance. She has also appeared in regional productions of A Little Night Music, Man of La Mancha, Gypsy, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Hello Dolly!, and Fiddler on the Roof, among others.

Kazan's feature films include Francis Ford Coppola's One from the Heart, My Favorite Year, Lust in the Dust, Harry and the Hendersons, Beaches, The Cemetery Club, Bratz, and the worldwide sensation My Big Fat Greek Wedding.

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Robyn Cohen


Robyn Cohen

The role of SARAH GOLDMAN is
played by Robyn Cohen

Originally from Maryland, Robyn moved to New York, and subsequently earned her B.F.A. from the Juilliard School. After performing in several musicals on the East Coast, playing at Lincoln Center, Ford's Theater (in Washington D.C.), The Paper Mill Playhouse, and The Goodspeed Opera House to name a few, she moved to Los Angeles where she has been living ever since.

Some of her Television credits include Starved, Invasion, Angel, LAX, The Strand, and That Guy.

She has also appeared in several motion pictures including Fool's Gold and Good Time Max (both directed by and starring James Franco), The Life Aquatic opposite Bill Murray, the recently released screen adaptation of The Celestine Prophecy, as well as the exciting thriller ZZYZX, in which she stars alongside Kenny Johnson.

She has continued her theatre work, performing in Proof (The Long Beach Playhouse), Modern Dance for Beginners (The Victory Theatre Center), The Three Sisters (Best Actress nomination; L.A. Weekly Theater Awards), opposite Scott Caan in Minor Holidays, and in the off-Broadway production of The Exonerated starring Jeff Goldblum. She also appeared in a Los Angeles Opera production of Rigoletto, staged at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, and prior to that, she played a Kit Kat Girl in a national touring company revival of Cabaret.

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Tony Daly


Tony Daly

The role of ROBERT SCHROEDER is
played by Tony Daly

Tony is an energetic young actor with a number of films to his credit including Playing Mona Lisa, Pearl Harbor, Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story and L.A. Twister.

He has appeared on television's Cold Case, One World, Shark, Pepper Dennis and CSI: New York.

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Willie Garson


Willie Garson

The role of JOEL GOLDMAN is
played by Willie Garson

Receiving his early training (since age 13) at The Actor's Institute in New York, Garson went on to major in theatre and psychology at Wesleyan University. After graduation, he quickly landed guest spots and recurring roles on some of television's most popular and top-rated shows such as CSI, Friends, The X-Files, The Practice, Just Shoot Me, Party of Five, Melrose Place, and Ally McBeal. To date, Garson has made over 200 episodic appearances on television.

In addition to Stanford on HBO's Sex and the City, another one of Garson's memorable characters is Henry, detective Simone's (Jimmy Smits) low-rent apartment owner/tenant and reluctant friend for 3 seasons of NYPD Blue. Garson has also had starring roles in the series Boy Meets World, Ask Harriet, his very popular recurring character "Marty" on Stargate SG1, as well as the highly acclaimed Steven Spielberg miniseries, Taken.

Frequently winning roles in films that are both unique and popular, Garson's film credits include: There's Something About Mary, Groundhog Day, Untamed Heart, Kingpin, Mars Attacks, The Rock, Being John Malkovich, Play it to the Bone, Mike Nichols' What Planet Are You From?, Fever Pitch, Disney's re-make of Freaky Friday, A Problem with Fear, Little Manhattan, The TV Set, and many others, including the long-awaited film version of Sex and the City.

Garson recently finished his latest HBO series, John From Cincinnati, executive produced by David Milch. Garson is also developing his own show, The Believers for the Sci-Fi Channel.

Garson has performed with prestigious New York theater companies such as Naked Angels, The Manhattan Theatre Club, the Roundabout Theatre as well as the Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles. He is active with the national not-for-profit organization Big Brothers and has helped run Young Artists United, a nationwide group aimed at communication and problem-solving among teens. Garson is also involved in children's charities nationwide, as well as Aspen Youth Experience, Joslin Diabetes Center, and AMFAR.

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Greg Cromer


Greg Cromer

The role of CHRIS CRINGLE is
played by Greg Cromer

From the moment the director and producer saw Greg's first videotaped audition for the part of Chris, they knew he was the one for the role. "Greg just gets it" exclaimed director James Sherman. "He's exactly what I imagined for the role of Chris."

Greg has appeared in many television series and TV movies including Friends, Grace Under Fire, Fired Up, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Half & Half, and Beverly Hills 90210 to name just a few.

He also appeared in the films Spiders II: Breeding Ground and Mother Ghost.

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Seymour Cassel


Seymour Cassel

The role of ABE GOLDMAN is
played by Hollywood veteran and Academy Award nominee Seymour Cassel

Seymour studied acting at the American Theatre Wing and at the Actor's Studio. He made his movie debut in Cassavetes' first film, Shadows (1959), on which he also served as associate producer.

His early career was tied to Cassavetes, as he co-starred with Cassavetes in the feature films The Webster Boy (1962) and the feature Too Late Blues (1961), before winding up in support of his friend in Don Siegel 's The Killers (1964), a movie shot for TV that had to be released theatrically due to its heightened violence ("The Killers" was Ronald Reagan's last movie). Cassel primarily made his living on TV in the 1960s, appearing in such popular programs as Twelve O'Clock High, Combat! and The F.B.I. before scoring with his role of an aging hippie in Faces (1968) at the end of that tumultuous decade.

More recently, Seymour has appeared in films such as Honeymoon in Vegas, Tollbooth, It Could Happen to You, The Last Homerun, Rushmore, The Royal Tenenbaums, Stuck on You, Sea of Dreams, and many, many more.

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FILM CREDITS

Written & Directed by - James Sherman
Produced by - Daniel Newton
Co-producer - Bryce Fillmore
Executive Producers - David and Sandy Newton
Casting by - Donald Paul Pemrick and
  - Dean E. Fronk
Music Composed by - Sam Cardon
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Cast (in order of appearance)
Sarah Goldman - Robyn Cohen
Chris Cringle - Greg Cromer
Bob Schroeder - Tony Daly
Abe Goldman - Seymour Cassel
Joel Goldman - Willie Garson
Miriam Goldman - Lainie Kazan
Sarah’s Kindergarten Class Aide - Stacy Schultz
Family Friend at Bar Mitzvah - Rosalie Richards
Cantor - Laurence Loeb
Rabbi - Tom Drury
Aunt Ceal - Anne Sward
Bob’s Friend on Phone - Jeff Johnson
Ice Cream Shop Waitress - Ashlee LaPine
Mother of Kindergarten Student - Babata Sonnenberg
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UPM/First Assistant Director - Tyler Keegan
Second Assistant Director - John Lyde
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Director of Photography - Daniel Newton
First Assistant Camera - Jack Stewart
Second Assistant Camera - Ben Newton
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Sound Mixer - Paul H. Maritsas
Boom Operators - Noel Espinosa
  - Jeff Kimball
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Costume Designer - Camile J. Morris
Assistant Costumer - Cindy Albertson
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Key Makeup & Hair - Lisa Ann Thomas
Ms. Kazan’s Hair - Julie Kreger
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Set Design/Construction - David Newton
Set Decorator - Sandy Newton
Set Dresser/Property Master - Michelle Groves
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Gaffer - Chris Reiter
Best Boy Electric - John Raymer
Electricians - Wayne Baxter 
  - Judd Hillman
  - Josh Kielkowski
  - Robert Lowe
  - Chris Luck
  - Jonathan Sizemore
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Key Grip/Dolly Grip - Kelly Klindt
Best Boy Grip - Noah Sunday
Grips - Bob Conder
  - Sean Klindt
  - Stephen Blair Pincock
  - Wayne Wulfenstein
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Script Supervisor - Spencer Burnside
Location Manager - Duane Anderson
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Editor - Daniel Newton
Assistant Editor - John Lyde
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Post Production Sound - Out of Time Productions LLC
Sound Editor - Troy Hinckley
Foley Artist - Tyler McNiven
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Post Facilities & Digital Mastering - Savage Pictures
Online Editor - Adam Van Wagoner
Colorist - Joe Parisella
HD Engineer - Sean McFarland
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Set Carpenters - Bryce Bishop
  - Kevin De Lullo
  - Michael Doulgerakis
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Second Second Assistant Director - Drew Champion
Production Assistants - Lindsay Bird
  - Evan Brown
  - Johnny Craddock
  - Denise Gull
  - Jeremy Haid
  - Andrew Stewart
Location Assistants - Tsuyoshi Nakata
  - Kathryn Taylor
Assistant to Ms. Kazan - Devon Reilly
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Hollywood Casting Assistant - Jennifer Lurey
Utah Casting - Jeff Johnson
Extras Casting - Katherine Coffield
  - Lauren Wood
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Craft Services - Bryce Bishop
Drivers - Matt Duffy
  - Robin Duffy
  - John Horne
  - Sandy Newton
  - Shauna Newton
  - Larry Oreno
  - Lee Watkins
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Location Still Photography - Jed Ivie
Behind the Scenes Video - Paul Green
Still Photography Studio - Photographic Solutions
Stock Image provided by - Keith Levit Photography 
Production Payroll Services - UTP Productions
Travel Arrangements - Classic Cruise & Travel
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Lighting & Grip Equipment - Moving Pictures, Ltd.
Cameras & Lenses - Ron Hill Imagery
Additional Production Equipment -

Code Blue Communications

  - Equipment Leasing and Rental
  - Intermountain Motion Pictures
  - Johnson Production Services
  - Otto Nemetz
  - Redman Movies and Stories
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Film Negatives - Efilm Digital Laboratories
Film Prints - Deluxe Laboratories
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Original Musical Score performed by-
The Salt Lake Sinfonia-
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Music recorded at-
June Audio and Soularium Recording Studios-
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Music Producer/Orchestrator - Sam Cardon
Music Scoring Supervisor - Ted Hinckley
Recording Engineers - Dan Carlisle
  - Michael Greene
  - Daren Smith
Music Mixer - Michael Greene
Music Copyists - Nick Greer
  - DB Long
Music Contractor - Ted Hinckley 
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“Life is Crazy”-
Performed by Mindy Gledhill-
Music by Dustin Christensen-
Lyrics by Mindy Gledhill-
Produced by Scott Wiley-
Courtesy of Blue Morph Music-
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“Falling and Flying”-
Written & Performed by Mindy Gledhill-
Produced by Scott Wiley-
Courtesy of Blue Morph Music-
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The producers wish to thank-
Alpine Electronics of America-
Ben & Jerry’s Homemade Holdings, Inc.-
Chicago Film Office-
East Lake Care Center-
Lincoln Park Zoo-
McCormick Place-
Riverwoods Community Park Association-
The Art Institute of Chicago-
Utah Film Commission-
Utah State Liquor Store-
Utah Valley Film Commission-
Victory Gardens Theater-
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Special Thanks-
-Craig Clyde, Dave Hunter, Steve VanOrden – Paramount Machine,-
-Robert Reeves, Jon Kaplan, Timpanogas Elementary School,
-Sharon Unufu, Very Best Cleaners, Pauline Downs Apartments,
-Provo Town Plaza, Phillip Dunn, Jan & Peter Haug, Duane Hill,
-James Gaddis, Osaka Restaurant, Theatre Dreams Chicago LLC,
-Congregation Kol Ami, Rabbi Tracee L. Rosen, Larry Stensrud,
-Amber Jolley, Segway Experience of Chicago, Art City Theater,
-Utah Valley State College, Advance Ambulance, Embassy Suites,
-Provo Marriott Hotel, Residence Inn Provo, Chicago Park District,
-and the W Hotel Chicago Lakeshore.
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Filmed at Stone Five Studios - Provo, UT-
and on location in Utah and Chicago, IL-
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All Rights Reserved-
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-States and other countries. Unauthorized duplication,
-distribution or exhibition in whole or in part, in any form or
-medium, may result in civil liability and criminal prosecution.
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-The events and persons depicted in this motion picture are
-completely fictional.  Any similarity to the name, character
-or history of any person living or dead, or to actual events,
-is entirely coincidental and unintentional.

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