Flawless


1h 51m 1999

Brief Synopsis

The story of two New Yorkers living next door to each other and worlds apart: Walt Koontz is a retired security guard, ultra-conservative and proud of it, living in Manhattan's Lower East Side. Late one night, while trying to help a neighbor in trouble, Walt suffers a stroke which leaves him with pa

Film Details

MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Comedy
Crime
Drama
Music
Release Date
1999
Distribution Company
METRO-GOLDWYN-MAYER STUDIOS INC. (MGM )
Location
New York City, New York, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 51m

Synopsis

The story of two New Yorkers living next door to each other and worlds apart: Walt Koontz is a retired security guard, ultra-conservative and proud of it, living in Manhattan's Lower East Side. Late one night, while trying to help a neighbor in trouble, Walt suffers a stroke which leaves him with partial paralysis. Too self-conscious and prideful to be seen as a 'stroke victim' Walt throws himself into exile in his own apartment. Refusing to leave his apartment for therapy, Walt reluctantly agrees to an 'indoors' rehabilitative program. As a part of his rehabilitation he must take singing lessons--and ends up taking them from his upstairs neighbor, Rusty, a street-tough drag queen performer. The two are forced to work out their differences and learn to appreciate one another along the way.

Crew

Gary Alper

Sound Recordist

Joan Altman

Accountant

Caroline Baron

Coproducer

Ron Bartlett

Sound Mixer

John Basile

On-Set Dresser

David Bausch

Assistant Production Coordinator

Maureen Beitler

Other

Nashom Benjamin

Song Performer

Julie A. Bloom

Assistant Director

Gary Blufer

Other

Margot Boccia

Makeup

Conrad F Brink

Special Effects Coordinator

Michael Broomberg

Foley Artist

Lauren Buckley

Art Department Coordinator

Mark Burchard

Costumes

Gary Burritt

Negative Cutting

James Burt

Music

Butch And Buddy

Assistant Director

John Cahill

On-Set Dresser

Patrick Capone

Camera Operator

Al Capps

Song

Gail Carpenter

Special Thanks To

Robin Chambers

Assistant

Lincoln Chase

Song

Rory Cochrane

Song

Rory Cochrane

Song Performer

Evan Cohen

Accounting Assistant

John R Corcoran

Consultant

James Covington

Painter

Lamont Crawford

Dolly Grip

Robert L Crawford

Apprentice

Bob Crewe

Song

Ivana Crvelin

Assistant

Taylor Dayne

Song

Mary Dean

Song

Jill Dell'abate

Other

Matt Demier

Accounting Assistant

Marc Deschaine

Adr

Beverly Devine

Consultant

Joe Divitale

Sound Effects Editor

Philip Dixon

Production Assistant

James Durante

Assistant Editor

Marylou Eales

Assistant

Nelson Eddy

Song Performer

Shirley Elliston

Song

Deborah C Evans

Accounting Assistant

John Michael Fanaris

Sound Effects

Georgina Feldman

Other

Sandi Figueroa

Wardrobe Assistant

Mali Finn

Casting

John R Ford

Assistant Property Master

Thomas Ford

Lighting

Eleny Fotinos

Choreographer

K. Scott Gertsen

Foreman

Kelly Gleason

Makeup

Anthony Goldschmidt

Titles

Amy Goodman

Production Assistant

Pete Gregory

Other

Robert Griffon

Property Master

Oscar Hammerstein Ii

Song

Barbara Harris

Voice Casting

Ilona Herman

Hair

Phil Hetos

Color Timer

John Hill

Assistant Editor

Amanda Hudson

Other

Anura Idupugnati

Dga Trainee

Askia Won-ling Jacob

Costumes

Chris Jenkins

Sound Mixer

Jon Mark Johnson

Other

Lori Johnson

Production Coordinator

Ernie Karpeles

Assistant Location Manager

Takahide Kawakami

Set Production Assistant

John P Keating

Consultant

Daryl Kell

Music Editor

Robert Klatt

On-Set Dresser

Sarah E. Knowles

Art Director

Winfried Kraus

Music Arranger

David Krieger

Production Assistant

Lindsey Hayes Kroeger

Casting Associate

Apoorva Lakhia

Production Assistant

Mary Jo Lang

Foley Mixer

Nancy Lefkowitz

Assistant

Adam Leichtman

Assistant

John Leonidas

Transportation Captain

John Leveque

Sound Editor

Alice Levy

Wardrobe Assistant

Miguel Lopez-castillo

Assistant Art Director

Pete Lorimer

Song

Anna Louizos

Assistant Art Director

Neil A Machlis

Executive Producer

Christine Mayer

Assistant Set Decorator

Suzanne Mccabe

Assistant Costume Designer

Kathleen Mcgill

Unit Production Manager

Daniel Mcintosh

Audio

Kevin Mckenna

Video Assist/Playback

Fred Merusi

Construction Coordinator

Anthony R Milch

Sound Editor

Mildred Iatrou Morgan

Dialogue Editor

Denis Murray

On-Set Dresser

Mark Narramore

Other

David Noble

Grip

Kenny Nolan

Song

Carrick O'quinn

Stunt Player

Marcie Olivi

Costumes

Daniel Orlandi

Costume Designer

Sheila Paige

Script Supervisor

Michael Panico

Production Assistant

David Pastecchi

Boom Operator

Derek Pastures

Transportation

Paul Pellicoro

Choreographer

Orlando Pinnock

Special Thanks To

Lauri Pitkus

Location Manager

Leslie Pope

Set Decorator

Deborah Prate-panuccio

On-Set Dresser

Jodi Michelle Pynn

Stunt Player

Aaron F. Quarles

Hair Stylist

Sacha P. Quarles

Hair Stylist

Declan Quinn

Director Of Photography

Patrick Quinn

Assistant Camera Operator

Dennis Radesky

Transportation Co-Captain

Eli Richbourg

Associate Producer

Bruce Roberts

Music

Bruce Roberts

Song

Bruce Roberts

Song Performer

Jan Roelfs

Production Designer

John Roesch

Foley Artist

Sigmund Romberg

Song

Jane Rosenthal

Producer

Mick Rossman

Other

Nancy Roth

Assistant Location Manager

Mike Russo

Stunt Player

Gerard Sava

Assistant Camera Operator

Amy Sayres

Coproducer

Robert Schaper

Sound

Joel Schumacher

Song

Joel Schumacher

Producer

Joel Schumacher

Screenplay

Andy Schwartz

Photography

Emily Schweber

Casting Associate

Robert Sciretta

Lighting Technician

Jonathan Sheffer

Music Conductor

Joel Sill

Music Producer

Mark Smith

Sound Mixer

Kevin Smyth

Key Grip

Alexa Steele

Production Assistant

Michael Steele

Assistant Director

Mark Stevens

Editor

Billy Stritch

Advisor

Becky Sullivan

Adr Editor

Bruce E Swanson

On-Set Dresser

Shawn Sykora

Foley Editor

John Sylvestri

Production Assistant

Carolyn Tapp

Foley Recordist

Denny Thorlaksen

Assistant Editor

David Tobocman

Music

Linda Toon

Production Assistant

Tim Trevathan

Production Assistant

Tim Tuchrello

Assistant Sound Editor

Dustin Van Baalbergen

Apprentice

Brenda Ventura

Assistant

Joe Violante

Dailies

Matt Vogel

Special Effects Coordinator

Kimberly Lowe Voight

Dialogue Editor

Dominika Waclawiak

Production Assistant

Brooke Henderson Ward

Assistant Sound Editor

Don Warner

Dialogue Editor

Benjamin Washington

Production Assistant

Warren Weberg

Other

Aaron D Weisblatt

Sound Effects Editor

Andy Wheeler

Accounting Assistant

Allee Willis

Song

James Wirrick

Song

Eddie Yansick

Stunt Coordinator

Keith Young

Choreographer

Elizabeth Yuja-barnett

Assistant

Denis Zack

On-Set Dresser

Michael Zansky

Other

Film Details

MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Comedy
Crime
Drama
Music
Release Date
1999
Distribution Company
METRO-GOLDWYN-MAYER STUDIOS INC. (MGM )
Location
New York City, New York, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 51m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of the 1999 Golden Satellite for Best Actor - Comedy or Musical (Philip Seymour Hoffman) from the International Press Academy.

Released in United States Fall November 24, 1999

Released in United States on Video April 18, 2000

Released in United States October 1999

Released in United States November 2000

Shown at MIFED in Milan, Italy October 17-22, 1999.

Shown at London Film Festival (Film on the Square) November 1-16, 2000.

Project was previously in development at Warner Bros.

Began shooting August 16, 1998.

Completed shooting December 9, 1998.

United Artists International was formerly known as G2 films.

Joel Schumacher and Robert DeNiro worked for scale on this project.

Released in United States Fall November 24, 1999

Released in United States on Video April 18, 2000

Released in United States October 1999 (Shown at MIFED in Milan, Italy October 17-22, 1999.)

Released in United States November 2000 (Shown at London Film Festival (Film on the Square) November 1-16, 2000.)