Drop Dead Gorgeous


1h 39m 1999

Brief Synopsis

The local boosters of Mount Rose, Minnesota proudly invite you to watch as their annual celebration of civic pride, wholesome achievement, teenage innocence and spirited camaraderie all go up in flames over the course of one nasty, back-stabbing beauty contest. The story probes the heart of a small Minnesota town where a fictional teen beauty pageant has unleashed a fury of ladylike behavior. Here in the hallowed American heartland--amidst the cow fields, pork sausage factories and Lutheran churches, going after the tiara is not just a fairy-tale dream: it's all out war. Everyone involved in the contest--mothers, daughters, boyfriends--knows only one thing counts and it isn't talent, physical fitness, current events or sportsmanship. It's being Number One, "yah, you betcha!" Because in Mount Rose, you win any way you can.

Film Details

Also Known As
Belles a mourir, Dairy Queens
MPAA Rating
Genre
Comedy
Black Comedy
Crime
Satire
Teens
Release Date
1999
Distribution Company
NEW LINE CINEMA (NEW LINE)
Location
St. Paul, Minnesota, USA; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 39m

Synopsis

The local boosters of Mount Rose, Minnesota proudly invite you to watch as their annual celebration of civic pride, wholesome achievement, teenage innocence and spirited camaraderie all go up in flames over the course of one nasty, back-stabbing beauty contest. The story probes the heart of a small Minnesota town where a fictional teen beauty pageant has unleashed a fury of ladylike behavior. Here in the hallowed American heartland--amidst the cow fields, pork sausage factories and Lutheran churches, going after the tiara is not just a fairy-tale dream: it's all out war. Everyone involved in the contest--mothers, daughters, boyfriends--knows only one thing counts and it isn't talent, physical fitness, current events or sportsmanship. It's being Number One, "yah, you betcha!" Because in Mount Rose, you win any way you can.

Crew

Curt Akerlind

Location Casting

Curt Alban

Other

Charlie Albertine

Song

Ruth Ammon

Production Designer

Bruce R Anderson

Driver

Curtis W Anderson

Driver

Davin Anderson

Projectionist

Jill Anderson

Driver

Wendell Andersson

Assistant

Wendell Andersson

Storyboard Artist

Charise E Angone

Editing

Phillip S Arensberg

Special Thanks To

Tim Atz

Carpenter

Michael Baber

Music

Maria Baker

Art Director

Crist Ballas

Makeup

Tammy Banal

Dresser

Mandy Barnett

Song Performer

Warren Barrows

Other

Lisa Behlendorf

Post-Production Accountant

Javier Bennassar

Sound Effects Editor

Katherine R Bjorn

Other

Anne Black

Visual Effects

P. J. Bloom

Music Coordinator

Willi Boskovsky

Music Conductor

Jeannine Bourdaghs

Wardrobe Supervisor

David Bowie

Song

Tommy Boyce

Song

Linda Brachman

Assistant Director

Chad Branham

Property Master

Helen Britten

Set Decorator

Cathy Brophy

Stand-In

Paul Broucek

Music

Melissa Brown

Stand-In

Keri Bruno

Set Production Assistant

Gary Burritt

Negative Cutting

Michael Buster

Dialect Coach

Cynthia Bystrak

Grip

Elizabeth C Carls-larson

Assistant Production Coordinator

Keith W Carlson

Driver

Tim Carroll

Song

Tim Carroll

Song Performer

Laurie Cartwright

Other

Bob Casale

Music

John A Champion

Other

Dorian Cheah

Sound Effects Editor

Thomas Christenson

Other

Petula Clark

Song Performer

Jack Clement

Song

David Codron

Editor

Aaron Copland

Music Conductor

Aaron Copland

Song

Lavant Coppock

Other

Nate Courteau

Makeup

Randy Crenshaw

Song Performer

Louis Creveling

Dialogue Editor

Bob Crew

Song

Slater Crosby

Assistant Camera Operator

Sonny Curtis

Song

Tom Dahl

Rerecording

William Danaher

Editing

Donna Davidson Medine

Song Performer

Liz Davies

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Sandy De Crescent

Other

Jason Decosta

Song

Andre Devantier

Caterer

Christopher Devitt

Other

Jeremy Digby

Song

Jed M Dodge

Dialogue Editor

Tim Drackert

Carpenter

Tim Drackert

Special Effects Foreman

David Drentlaw

Driver

Mathew Dubin

Visual Effects

Daniel J Dustin

Medic

Jeff Egan

Medic

Wade P Ehlen

Driver

Kirk G Erickson

Foreman

Mary Erstad

Foley Mixer

Ray Espinola

Music Coordinator

Gloria Estefan

Song Performer

David Lee Fern

Foley Artist

Deborah Fiscus

Costumes

Maureen Fitzpatrick

Other

Mary K Flaa

Makeup

Stephen Foster

Song

Bruce L. Fowler

Music Arranger

Thomas Franchett

Gaffer

Alan Freedman

Adr Mixer

Chris Freeman

On-Set Dresser

Enrique E Garcia

Song

Bob Gaudio

Song

Hamish Gee

Song

Kurt W Gensmer

Medic

Robert Getty

Assistant Sound Editor

John Glaeser

Boom Operator

Emily Glatter

Production Coordinator

Harry Gnat

Driver

George K Gowing

Driver

Robert Graf

Production Supervisor

David Grant

Dialogue Editor

James S Gregory

Caterer

Woody Guthrie

Song

Penny Lee Hallin

Assistant Editor

Marvin Hamlisch

Song

Janice Hampton

Editor

Michael Handley

Rigging Gaffer

Mark Har

Assistant Location Manager

Bobby Hart

Song

David K Hartman

Other

Tony Hatch

Song

Gretchen Hatz

Set Production Assistant

Anne Healy

Location Manager

Sherry Heart

Hair Stylist

Matthew Heffernan

Set Production Assistant

Susan Hegstrom

Location Assistant

Trisha M Herrman

Other

Michael Hertlein

Dialogue Editor

Chato Hill

Assistant Sound Editor

Steven Hintz

Special Effects Foreman

Michael Hoffer

Key Grip

Judy Hofflund

Producer

Desne Holland

Makeup

Samantha Holler

Driver

Cammie Holmes

Other

Frederick Howard

Supervising Sound Editor

Eric D Howell

Stunt Coordinator

Edward G Hustad

Medic

Anne Hyvarinen

Other

Marc Jacobs

Production

Duane Jarvis

Song

Elton John

Song Performer

Elton John

Song

Arik Johnson

Accountant

Brook Johnson

Makeup

Giselle Gurza Junco

Set Production Assistant

Craig Jurkiewicz

Foley Editor

Diana Kaufman

Post-Production Supervisor

Mark S. Kaufman

Music

John Paul Keith

Song

James M Kelly

Driver

Thomas P Kelly

Driver

Michael J Kennedy

Transportation Coordinator

Jim Kindt

Other

Eugene E Kisch

Driver

Evyen Klean

Music Supervisor

Greg Knutson

Driver

Steve Kohler

Other

Joyce Kurtz

Adr Voice Casting

Linda Kuusisto

Script Supervisor

Donna Langley

Executive Producer

Edie Lehmann-boddicker

Music Contractor

Rick Logan

Song Performer

Julian Lopez

Editorial Production Assistant

Susan Magnusen

Makeup

Marc Mahowald

Carpenter

Christopher Malone

Other

Joan Manard

Stand-In

Melissa Manchester

Song Performer

Diane Marshall

Foley Artist

Sean Mcnamee

Assistant

Mimi Melgaard

Costume Designer

Matt Mellin

Production Assistant

Mack Melson

Sound Mixer

Ethel Merman

Song Performer

Teresa L E Meyer

Production Coordinator

Jody Miller

Song Performer

Jerry Mitchell

Choreographer

Mark Mothersbaugh

Music

Jennifer Mount

Other

Trina Mrnak

Costumes

James W Muirhead

Other

Michael Mullane

Sound Effects Editor

Mela Murphy

Hair Stylist

Paul Murphy

Special Effects Coordinator

Benjamin E Nelson

Office Assistant

Michael Nelson

Coproducer

Michael Nelson

Unit Production Manager

Myriam Nelson

Foley Artist

Christian Nielson

Other

Scott Nordhausen

On-Set Dresser

Chris O'connor

Song

Gail Olson

Stand-In

Patrick Owen

Carpenter

Lisa Barkin Oxley

Production

John Papsidera

Casting

Missy Parker

Art Department Coordinator

Bartholomew Pearson

Song

Michael Pearson

Song

Lisa Pederson

Stunt Player

Michelle Peterson

Driver

Storn Peterson

Assistant Camera Operator

Jason Pinski

Driver

Gavin Polone

Producer

Rachel Prentiss

Production Accountant

Paul Prokop

Production Associate

Micki Quance

Stand-In

Kristin Quern

Stand-In

Ellis E Rehborg

Driver

John Rehborg

Transportation Captain

James Reid

Song

Film Details

Also Known As
Belles a mourir, Dairy Queens
MPAA Rating
Genre
Comedy
Black Comedy
Crime
Satire
Teens
Release Date
1999
Distribution Company
NEW LINE CINEMA (NEW LINE)
Location
St. Paul, Minnesota, USA; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 39m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Summer July 23, 1999

Released in United States on Video December 14, 1999

Released in United States September 1999

Shown at Deauville Film Festival September 3-12, 1999.

Commercial director Graham Henman was previously attached to direct.

Feature directorial debut for Michael Patrick Jann.

Began shooting July 27, 1998.

Completed shooting September 11, 1998.

Michael Patrick Jann is a former member of the comedy troupe the State.

Lona Williams is a writer and producer for "The Drew Carey Show."

Released in United States Summer July 23, 1999

Released in United States on Video December 14, 1999

Released in United States September 1999 (Shown at Deauville Film Festival September 3-12, 1999.)