Career Opportunities


1h 24m 1991

Brief Synopsis

The first day of work for a teenager at a discount store turns out to be more than he bargained for; he finds himself locked up with the most beautiful girl in town.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Genre
Comedy
Romance
Drama
Romantic Comedy
Release Date
1991
Distribution Company
Universal Pictures
Location
Monroe County, Georgia, USA; Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 24m

Synopsis

The first day of work for a teenager at a discount store turns out to be more than he bargained for; he finds himself locked up with the most beautiful girl in town.

Crew

Camille Abbott

Visual Effects

Jim Alexander

Sound

Rick Alexander

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Jim Allen

Production Designer

Billy G Arter

Transportation Coordinator

Debbie Austin

Production Coordinator

Kirk E Bales

Grip

Guy Barnes

Art Director

Sonny Baskin

Editor

Herschell Bickley

Driver

Patrick Bietz

Sound Editor

Dennis Blanchard

Carpenter

Jan Blasingame

Craft Service

Louis A Blea

Technical Advisor

Joanie Blum

Script Supervisor

Steve Blustein

Production Assistant

James Bolt

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Laura Wren Boney

On-Set Dresser

Betty Boo

Song

Betty Boo

Song Performer

Art Brewer

Special Effects Coordinator

Tim Brinkhurst

Song

Frederic W. Brost

Production Manager

Charles Brown

Dolly Grip

Marcei A Brubaker

Production Assistant

Gary L Buckles

Swing Gang

Brian Burrows

Stunts

Emmett Burton

Driver

Brian Callier

Video

Andi Capoziello

Assistant

Andi Capoziello

Associate Producer

Jon Carpenter

Transportation Captain

Jon Carpenter

Transportation Coordinator

Ron Carr

Location Manager

Tom Case

Makeup Artist

James Cheshire

Other

Howard J Clark

Swing Gang

Richard F Clark

Video

Alf Clausen

Song

Johnny Clegg

Song

Johnny Clegg

Song Performer

Al Cooper

Driver

Todd Corman

Assistant Director

John Courtney

Carpenter

Betsy Cox

Costume Designer

Scott Dale

Stunts

Tanya Sharp David

Adr Mixer

Ray De La Motte

Camera Operator

Bruce Dearagon

Assistant Camera Operator

Tom Demarchi

Sound

Tom Demarchi

Boom Operator

Matthew Dentler

Stunts

Pam Dixon Mickelson

Casting

Fred H Dresch

Electrician

Xavier Dubois

Music Coordinator

Gary Duncan

Driver

Jeff Durling

Electrician

Evelyn Dutton

Foley Artist

Bobby Earnhardt

Electrician

Rod Eaton

Other

Richard Epper

Stunts

Glenn Farr

Editor

Joel Fein

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Pablo Ferro

Main Title Design

Debra Neil Fisher

Other

John Frazier

Special Effects Coordinator

Rocky Allen Gehr

Special Effects Assistant

Curtis Giese

Production

Eric Giese

Other

Troy Gilbert

Stunt Coordinator

David Goldstein

Other

Timothy Gordon

Swing Gang

Merv Griffin

Music

Nanette Guidebeck

Assistant Production Coordinator

Ron Hammas

Electrician

Tabby Hanson

Stunts

Linn Harter

Apprentice

K Haskins

Song

Jimmy Haynes

Song

Kathryn Hibbs

Production Accountant

Terry Honore

Apprentice

Glenn Hoskinson

Sound Editor

Paul Huggins

Foreman

John Hughes

Producer

John Hughes

Screenplay

Matthew Hunt

Location Manager

Steve Irwin

Video Assist/Playback

Lee A Ivey

Other

Richard Ivey

Other

Doug Jackson

Sound Editor

Carl Johnson

Electrician

Sunny Wayne Johnson

Grip

Thomas E Johnson

Wardrobe Assistant

Linda Johnstone

Driver

Stephen Johnstone

Electrician

Dan Jones

Carpenter

Zachary Jones

Driver

Brian D Katz

Other

Brian D Katz

Medic

Paddy Kean

Assistant Camera Operator

Kristine Kearney

Wardrobe

Jerome Kern

Song

Robert E King

Electrician

Kathe Klopp

Set Decorator

Robin Knight

Key Grip

Karen Koch

Unit Production Manager

Steve Kohler

Foley Recordist

Richard Kraft

Other

Dennis Kuneff

Dolly Grip

Tony Kupersmith

Construction Coordinator

Jim Laclair

Production Assistant

John Lafferty

Assistant Editor

Tim Lambert

Driver

J. T. Lannen

Driver

J. T. Lannen

Transportation Co-Captain

Brett Laumann

Electrician

Lora Lee

Executive Producer

Bill Leslie

Dolly Grip

Gary Leth

Other

Greg W Lowe

Adr

Hunt Lowry

Producer

Diane Marshall

Foley Artist

Pat Martin

Driver

Lori Martino

Assistant Sound Editor

Steve Mathis

Gaffer

James O Maull

Production Accountant

Donald M. Mcalpine

Director Of Photography

Leldon Mccoy

Swing Gang

Steve Mccroskey

Music Editor

Kathryn J. Mcdermott

Assistant

Ted Mclaughlin

Production Assistant

John Mcpherson

Director Of Photography

Greg Mease

Driver

Carol Meilke

Hair

Wayne Mercer

Driver

Karl Miller

Animal Wrangler

Paul E Miller

Sound

Derrick Mitchell

Apprentice

Stephen Moore

Craft Service

Ennio Morricone

Music

Greg Morse

Video Assist/Playback

Colin Mouat

Foley Editor

Riggs Murdock

Assistant Camera Operator

Patrick Murray

Gaffer

Joseph Musso

Production

Carol Neilson

Stunts

Jessie Nelson

Other

Thomas Newman

Music

Charles Nippell

Electrician

Jeremiah O'driscoll

Projectionist

Noon Orsatti

Stunts

Mitchell Parish

Song

Abram S Perlstein

Photography

Kaye Pownall

Hair

Rick N Pratt

Grip

Peck Prior

Editor

Ramon Rao

Electrician

C Alan Rawlins

Grip

Kimberly Ray

Editing

Kimberly Ray

Assistant Editor

Rand Raynor

Other

Peter Redding

Sound

Albert Romero

Sound Dubbing

Cliff T E Roseman

Associate Producer

Tracy Rosenthal

Assistant Director

Zade Rosenthal

Photography

G Marq Roswell

Music Supervisor

Karin Roulo

Foley Mixer

Dave Scharnberg

Driver

Riko Schatke

Grip

Jack Schrader

Adr Editor

Walter Scott

Stunt Coordinator

Dennis Seawright

Assistant Camera Operator

Kim Secrist

Sound Editor

Marciann Shapiro

Wardrobe Assistant

Rick Sharp

Makeup Artist

Ed Shavers

Swing Gang

Bob Shelley

Special Effects Coordinator

Steve Sheridan

Other

Marla Shertz-wilson

Casting Associate

Robert B Shuford

Electrician

Spike Silver

Stunts

Kristin Smith

Production Coordinator

Steven H Smith

Camera Operator

Richard C Smock

Electrician

Brian Smrz

Stunts

David Sosna

Assistant Director

David Spitzer

Dga Trainee

John M Stacy

Sound Editor

Bruce Stambler

Sound Editor

S D Blackie Stephens

Transportation Co-Captain

George Stokes

Foreman

George Stokes

Construction Coordinator

George Stokes

Foreman

A Sturmer

Song

Christopher Sylbert

Other

Jeanette Sylbert

Assistant

Paul Sylbert

Production Designer

Ken Taber

Carpenter

Bernadette Tanchauco

Accounting Assistant

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Genre
Comedy
Romance
Drama
Romantic Comedy
Release Date
1991
Distribution Company
Universal Pictures
Location
Monroe County, Georgia, USA; Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 24m

Articles

Noble Willingham (1931-2004)


Noble Willingham, the gruffly voiced character actor best known for his role as saloon owner C.D. Parker on Chuck Norris' long-running series Walker, Texas Ranger, died of natural causes on January 17th at his Palm Springs home. He was 72.

Born on August 31, 1931 in Mineola, Texas, Willingham was educated at North Texas State University where he earned a degree in Economics. He later taught government and economics at a high school in Houston, leaving his life-long dreams of becoming an actor on hold until the opportunity presented itself. Such an opportunity happened when in late 1970, Peter Bogdonovich was doing some on-location shooting in south Texas for The Last Picture Show (1971); at the urging of some friends, he audition and won a small role in the picture. From there, Willingham slowly began to find work in some prominent films, including Bogdonovich's Paper Moon (1973), and Roman Polanski's Chinatown (1974). Around this time, Willingham kept busy with many guest appearances on a variety of popular shows: Bonanza, Gunsmoke, The Waltons, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, The Rockford Files and several others.

Critics didn't take notice of his acting abilities until he landed the role of Leroy Mason, the soulless plant manager who stares down Sally Field in Norma Rae (1979). Few could forget him screaming at her, "Lady, I want you off the premises now!" with unapologetic malice. It may have not been a likable character, but after this stint, better roles came along, most notably the corrupt Dr. Fenster in Robert Redford's prison drama Brubaker (1980); and the evil sheriff in the thriller The Howling (1981).

By the late '80s, Willingham was an in-demand character actor, and he scored in three hit films: a border patrol sergeant - a great straight man to Cheech Marin - in the ethnic comedy Born in East L.A.; his wonderfully avuncular performance as General Taylor, the military brass who was sympathetic to an unorthodox disc jockey in Saigon, played by Robin Williams in Good Morning, Vietnam (both 1987); and his good 'ole boy villainy in the Rutger Hauer action flick Blind Fury (1988). His performances in these films proved that if nothing else, Willingham was a solid backup player who was adept at both comedy and drama.

His best remembered role will no doubt be his six year run as the genial barkeep C.D. Parker opposite Chuck Norris in the popular adventure series Walker, Texas Ranger (1993-99). However, film reviewers raved over his tortured performance as a foul-mouthed, bigoted boat salesman who suffers a traffic downfall in the little seen, but searing indie drama The Corndog Man (1998); the role earned Willingham a nomination for Best Actor at the Independent Spirit Awards and it showed that this ably supporting performer had enough charisma and talent to hold his own in a lead role.

In 2000, Willingham tried his hand at politics when he unsuccessfully tried to unseat Democrat Max Dandlin in a congressional campaign in east Texas. After the experience, Willingham returned to acting filming Blind Horizon with Val Kilmer in 2003. The movie is to be released later this year. Willingham is survived by his wife, Patti Ross Willingham; a son, John Ross McGlohen; two daughters, Stari Willingham and Meghan McGlohen; and a grandson.

by Michael T. Toole
Noble Willingham (1931-2004)

Noble Willingham (1931-2004)

Noble Willingham, the gruffly voiced character actor best known for his role as saloon owner C.D. Parker on Chuck Norris' long-running series Walker, Texas Ranger, died of natural causes on January 17th at his Palm Springs home. He was 72. Born on August 31, 1931 in Mineola, Texas, Willingham was educated at North Texas State University where he earned a degree in Economics. He later taught government and economics at a high school in Houston, leaving his life-long dreams of becoming an actor on hold until the opportunity presented itself. Such an opportunity happened when in late 1970, Peter Bogdonovich was doing some on-location shooting in south Texas for The Last Picture Show (1971); at the urging of some friends, he audition and won a small role in the picture. From there, Willingham slowly began to find work in some prominent films, including Bogdonovich's Paper Moon (1973), and Roman Polanski's Chinatown (1974). Around this time, Willingham kept busy with many guest appearances on a variety of popular shows: Bonanza, Gunsmoke, The Waltons, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, The Rockford Files and several others. Critics didn't take notice of his acting abilities until he landed the role of Leroy Mason, the soulless plant manager who stares down Sally Field in Norma Rae (1979). Few could forget him screaming at her, "Lady, I want you off the premises now!" with unapologetic malice. It may have not been a likable character, but after this stint, better roles came along, most notably the corrupt Dr. Fenster in Robert Redford's prison drama Brubaker (1980); and the evil sheriff in the thriller The Howling (1981). By the late '80s, Willingham was an in-demand character actor, and he scored in three hit films: a border patrol sergeant - a great straight man to Cheech Marin - in the ethnic comedy Born in East L.A.; his wonderfully avuncular performance as General Taylor, the military brass who was sympathetic to an unorthodox disc jockey in Saigon, played by Robin Williams in Good Morning, Vietnam (both 1987); and his good 'ole boy villainy in the Rutger Hauer action flick Blind Fury (1988). His performances in these films proved that if nothing else, Willingham was a solid backup player who was adept at both comedy and drama. His best remembered role will no doubt be his six year run as the genial barkeep C.D. Parker opposite Chuck Norris in the popular adventure series Walker, Texas Ranger (1993-99). However, film reviewers raved over his tortured performance as a foul-mouthed, bigoted boat salesman who suffers a traffic downfall in the little seen, but searing indie drama The Corndog Man (1998); the role earned Willingham a nomination for Best Actor at the Independent Spirit Awards and it showed that this ably supporting performer had enough charisma and talent to hold his own in a lead role. In 2000, Willingham tried his hand at politics when he unsuccessfully tried to unseat Democrat Max Dandlin in a congressional campaign in east Texas. After the experience, Willingham returned to acting filming Blind Horizon with Val Kilmer in 2003. The movie is to be released later this year. Willingham is survived by his wife, Patti Ross Willingham; a son, John Ross McGlohen; two daughters, Stari Willingham and Meghan McGlohen; and a grandson. by Michael T. Toole

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Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Spring March 29, 1991

Feature directorial debut for Bryan Gordon.

Began shooting November 13, 1989.

Completed shooting January 12, 1990.

Released in United States Spring March 29, 1991

Released in United States on Video October 3, 1991

Released in United States on Video October 3, 1991