Girl, Interrupted


2h 5m 1999

Brief Synopsis

It's 1967 and 17-year-old Susanna Kaysen is like a lot of American teenagers her age- confused, insecure, struggling to make sense of the radiply changing world around her. The psychiatrist she meets with (courtesy of her parents), however, gives this behavior a name- Borderline Personality Disorder, 'manifested by uncertainty about self-image, long-term goals, types of friends or lovers to have and which values to adopt'- and whisks her away to Claymoore Hospital. Here, Susanna discovers Lisa, Daisy, Georgina, Polly and Janet- a group of offbeat young women who not only become her closest friends, but light Susanna's way back to something she had lost- herself.

Film Details

Also Known As
Durchgeknallt, Girl, Interrupted, Stulna år
MPAA Rating
Genre
Drama
Biography
Medical
Period
Adaptation
Release Date
1999
Distribution Company
SONY; Sony Pictures Releasing
Location
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 5m

Synopsis

It's 1967 and 17-year-old Susanna Kaysen is like a lot of American teenagers her age- confused, insecure, struggling to make sense of the radiply changing world around her. The psychiatrist she meets with (courtesy of her parents), however, gives this behavior a name- Borderline Personality Disorder, 'manifested by uncertainty about self-image, long-term goals, types of friends or lovers to have and which values to adopt'- and whisks her away to Claymoore Hospital. Here, Susanna discovers Lisa, Daisy, Georgina, Polly and Janet- a group of offbeat young women who not only become her closest friends, but light Susanna's way back to something she had lost- herself.

Crew

Sheila Allen

Production Accountant

George H Anderson

Sound Effects Editor

Lisa Beach

Casting

Michael J. Benavente

Dialogue Editor

Bill W Benton

Rerecording

Sibi Blazic

Assistant

Carol Bodie

Executive Producer

Ron Bolanowski

Special Effects

Ursula Brauner

Animal Trainer

Michael Broomberg

Foley Artist

Milton Buras

Hair Stylist

Damon E Burke

Production Assistant

Fred Burke

Foley Editor

Dieter Busch

Assistant Director

Conrad Chitwood

Construction Coordinator

Bill Coe

Assistant Camera Operator

Peter Costelli

Assistant Location Manager

Wendy M Craig

Costumes

Lorraine Crossman

Costumes

Tom Dailey

Assistant Editor

Mychael Danna

Music Composer

Ali Derakhshan

Assistant Sound Editor

David B Diamond

Boom Operator

Cas Donovan

Assistant Director

Richard Duarte

Foley Mixer

Josh Elliott

On-Set Dresser

Ben Everhart

Production Assistant

Mike Fantasia

Location Manager

Mary Finn

Set Designer

Bob Foster

Transportation Captain

Jane Galli

Makeup Artist

Howell Gibbens

Sound Editor

Kathrine Gordon

Hair Stylist

Jan Gould

Grip

April H Grantham

Craft Service

Reva Grantham

Craft Service

Jack N Green

Dp/Cinematographer

Jack N Green

Director Of Photography

Ryan Green

Assistant Camera Operator

Hal Groshon

Electrician

Jeffrey J. Haboush

Rerecording

Gary Hecker

Foley Artist

Sharon Hillegas

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Richard Hoover

Production Designer

Michelle Iwamoto

Animal Trainer

John E Jackson

Prosthetic Makeup

John Paul Jones

Property Master

John Jones

Property Master

Georgia Kacandes

Coproducer

Georgia Kacandes

Unit Production Manager

Sarah Katzman

Casting Assistant

Susanna Kaysen

Consultant

Susanna Kaysen

Associate Producer

Susanna Kaysen

Source Material

Susanna Kaysen

Other

Elizabeth Kenton

Adr Editor

Jeff Knipp

Art Director

Cathy Konrad

Producer

Jennifer Lamb

Stunt Coordinator

Craig Heston Ligget

Electrician

Steve Litecky

Electrician

Lisa Loomer

Screenplay

David Luckenbach

Camera Operator

James Mangold

Screenplay

Maggie Martin

Set Decorator

Linda Matthews

Wardrobe Supervisor

Susan Mcnamara

Production Supervisor

Emanuel Millar

Hair Stylist

Andrea Mitchell

Production Assistant

Robert Lee Mitchell

Transportation Co-Captain

James Morioka

Assistant Sound Editor

Kelly O'bier

Other

William O'melia

Electrician

Michael O'mella

Lighting

Natasha Paczkowski

Tailor

Danny Pellegrini

Assistant

Anna Hamilton Phelan

Screenplay

Arianne Phillips

Costume Designer

Kristen Ploucha

Assistant Director

Monica Ragan

Assistant Property Master

Ronit Ravich-boss

Script Supervisor

Tyler T. Romary

Production Assistant

Winona Ryder

Executive Producer

Holly Sachi

Assistant Editor

Nancy Safran

Assistant

Charlie Saldana

Key Grip

Janeen Schreyer

Makeup Artist

Carol Schwartz

Makeup Supervisor

Tom Scully

Assistant Editor

Susan Shilliday

Screenplay

Lisa G Shillingburg

Accounting Assistant

Lori Spall

Production Coordinator

Lance Stockton

Assistant

Jim Stuebe

Sound

Patrick M. Sullivan Jr.

Set Designer

Trish Summerville

Assistant Costume Designer

Gunnar Swanson

Hair Stylist

Kathe Swanson

Hair

F. Scott Taylor

Assistant Sound Editor

Suzanne Tenner

Photography

Kevin Tent

Editor

Rory Valentine

Costumes

Mark Vuille

Lighting Technician

Julia Walker

Hair Stylist

Charles Wayt

Dolly Grip

Hugo Weng

Dialogue Editor

John Burton West

Assistant Production Coordinator

Douglas Wick

Producer

Gary Wright

Foley Editor

Film Details

Also Known As
Durchgeknallt, Girl, Interrupted, Stulna år
MPAA Rating
Genre
Drama
Biography
Medical
Period
Adaptation
Release Date
1999
Distribution Company
SONY; Sony Pictures Releasing
Location
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 5m

Award Wins

Best Supporting Actress

2000
Angelina Jolie

Best Supporting Actress

2000
Angelina Jolie

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of the 1999 award for best supporting actress from the Broadcast Film Critics Association.

Limited Release in United States December 21, 1999

Released in United States Winter December 21, 1999

Wide Release in United States January 14, 2000

Released in United States on Video June 6, 2000

Based on the memoir "Girl, Interrupted" by Susanna Kaysen published by Vintage April 19, 1994.

Leelee Sobieski was previously attached to play a role.

Began shooting January 25, 1999.

Completed shooting April 14, 1999.

Limited Release in United States December 21, 1999

Released in United States Winter December 21, 1999

Wide Release in United States January 14, 2000

Released in United States on Video June 6, 2000

Angelina Jolie was named NATO/ShoWest 1999 Supporting Actress of the Year.