Secretary


1h 44m 2002

Brief Synopsis

Lee Holloway is a smart, quirky woman in her twenties who returns to her hometown in New Jersey after a brief stay in a mental hospital. In search of relief from herself and her oppressive childhood environment, she starts to date a nerdy friend from high school and takes a job as a secretary in a l

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
2002
Production Company
Truman Van Dyke
Distribution Company
Lionsgate
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 44m

Synopsis

Lee Holloway is a smart, quirky woman in her twenties who returns to her hometown in New Jersey after a brief stay in a mental hospital. In search of relief from herself and her oppressive childhood environment, she starts to date a nerdy friend from high school and takes a job as a secretary in a local law firm. She soon develops an obsessive crush on her older boss, Mr. Grey. Through their increasingly bizarre relationship, Lee follows her deepest longings to the heights of masochism and finally to a place of self-affirmation.

Crew

Robin Acutt

Best Boy Electric

Jon Ailetcher

Sound Mixer

Sylvester Allen

Song

Ignacio Alvarez

Stunt Coordinator

Leo Alverez

Key Grip

Jamie Anderson

On-Set Dresser

Richard Ankrom

Swing Gang

Fernando Arevalos

Swing Gang

Luis Arevalos

Swing Gang

Natalie Aston

Office Production Assistant

Angelo Badalamenti

Original Music

Angelo Badalamenti

Music

Michael Baker

Set Decorator

Kelly Baldwin

Assistant Camera

Randall Balsmeyer

Visual Effects Supervisor

Norman Barajas

Carpenter

Jeff Barry

Song

Jamie Beardsley

Executive Producer

Jimmie Beardsley

Scenic Artist

Pete Belasco

Song Performer

Pete Belasco

Song

Brian Bell

Production Associate

Richard Benda

Director Of Photography

D Cole Berry

Set Production Assistant

John Besse

Construction Coordinator

Katie Bevell

Post-Production Assistant

Bruce Birmelin

Photography

Rick Boston

Song

Matt Bourque

Scenic Artist

Majorie Bowers

Costume Designer

Tom Brayton

Swing Gang

Harold Brown

Song

Jeremy Brussels

Best Boy Grip

Tom Calzia

Driver

John Bud Cardos

Driver

Carol Carimi

Electrician

Carlos Castellanos

On-Set Dresser

Harry Charalambos

Electrician

Sharon Cingle

Script Supervisor

Kyle A. Clark

Production Manager

Lloyd Clark

Craft Service

Greg Code

Steadicam Operator

Ron Coelho

Set Production Assistant

Leonard Cohen

Song

Leonard Cohen

Song Performer

Lauren Cohn

Casting Associate

Clinton J Collins

Stand-In

Ryan Collison

Foley Mixer

Benjamin Conable

Art Director

Seth Cooper

Boom Operator

J. John Corbett

Digital Effects Artist

Michael Cudahy

Song

Raqueli Dahan

Makeup

Amy Danger

Production Designer

Carlos De Varona

Assistant Camera

Marlena Defabrizio

Stand-In

Olivier Desplat

On-Set Dresser

Dave Dexter

Song

Debbie Diamond

Song

Neil Diamond

Song

Morris Dickerson

Song

Michael Drake

Song

Kyle Drevlo

Grip

Minnie Duerr

Production Accountant

Sam Dunnavent

Stand-In

Dustin Dupilka

Sound Editor

John Dybdahl

Assistant

J Enderson

Carpenter

Kara Engel

Scenic Artist

Juan Garcia Esquivel

Song Performer

Juan Garcia Esquivel

Song

The Faint

Song

The Faint

Song Performer

Kat Farry

Assistant Camera

Dino Fekaris

Song

Louise Fenton

Production Associate

Pablo Ferro

Consultant

Andrew Fierberg

Producer

Steven Fierberg

Director Of Photography

James Flatto

Music Editor

Maria Folger

Carpenter

John R Foster

Director Of Photography

Bob Fredrickson

Color Timer

Eric Free

Boom Operator

Nadia Fugazza

Assistant Editor

Mary Gaitskill

Story By

Danny Gamez

Set Production Assistant

Scott Goldman

Accounting Assistant

Kiran Gonsalves

Assistant Director

James Governale

Apprentice Editor

Carol Grant

Stand-In

Ellie Greenwich

Song

Garett Griffin

Camera

Prashant Gupta

Photography

Robert Green Hall

Special Makeup Effects

John Hankammer

Steadicam Operator

Solita M Hanna

Assistant Director

Marguerite Happy

Stunt Double

Brenda Herrold

Set Production Assistant

Kristin Hielleguerde

Stand-In

Gayle Hilary

Loader

Lu Cien Hioe

Production Coordinator

Amy Hobby

Producer

The Honeydogs

Song Performer

Alan Hostetter

Gaffer

Takuro Ishizaka

Assistant Camera

Robin Jacobson

Property Master

Sondra James

Adr Voice Casting

The Januaries

Song Performer

Lila Javan

Assistant Camera

Kirk Johnson

Song

Eric Johnston

On-Set Dresser

Leroy Jordan

Song

Kathy Kelehan

Visual Effects Producer

Scott Kevan

Director Of Photography

Nora Killoran

Production Associate

P. Gerald Knight

Transportation Captain

Thomas Kodros

Consultant

Ivan Kraljeviz

Assistant Director

Chris Lally

Key Grip

Jennifer Lane

Post-Production Supervisor

Malaika Langa

Audio Post-Production

Brian Langman

Supervising Sound Editor

Brian Langman

Adr/Dialogue Editor

Cynthia Laws

Hair Stylist

David Lim

Illustrator

Little Richard

Song Performer

Little Richard

Song

Carl Lawrence Ludwig

Production Associate

Kenneth Lui

Set Production Assistant

Kenji Luster

Steadicam Operator

Emily Mackley

Assistant Camera

Steve Madigan

Assistant Camera

Vince Maggio

Assistant Director

Seth Manchester

Carpenter

Richard Mancuso

Post-Production Accountant

Phil Mann

Music Engineer

Phil Marshall

Original Music

Phil Marshall

Music

Phil Marshall

Original Score

Chris Martin

Electrician

Eric Mcallister

Assistant Sound Editor

Max Medema

Location Assistant

Robert Medema

Location Manager

Corrie Mendes

Costumer

Bret Michel

Boom Operator

Charles W Miller

Song

Katherine Miller

Sound Editor

Nicole Alexandra Miller

Stand-In

Mark Moran

Post-Production Assistant

Michael Murray

Set Decorator

Melissa Murren

Art Assistant

Jim Nau

Adr Editor

Lisa Neil

Costumer

Otto Nemenz

Camera

Kathy O'neill

Stand-In

Gabriel Olguin

Electrician

E Michael Olson

Art Department Coordinator

Michelle Opseth

Assistant Camera

Lee Oskar

Song

Jason Paris

Grip

Ellen Parks

Casting

Leslie Parry

Set Production Assistant

Frederick Perren

Song

Anthony Perretti

Production Manager

Tara Platt

Assistant

Rolley Polley

Song Performer

Joel Posner

Executive Producer

P J Posner

Executive Producer

Jay Rabinowitz

Editing

Nick Ralbovsky

Art Director

Sidney Ramin

Song

Robert Ramos

Hair Stylist

Scott Repp

Electrician

Jason Rider

Driver

Michael Roban

Executive Producer

Phil Rodowsky

Continuity

Todd Rodowsky

Continuity

Jason Rody

Production Assistant

Sonja Rom

Director Of Photography

Mattia Romeo

Assistant Editor

Cynthia Romo

Hair Stylist

Beth Amy Rosenblatt

Music Supervisor

Roy Ruiz

Security

William Russell

Gaffer

Sky Saxon

Song

Megan Schoenbachler

Electrician

Aaron Schulte

Electrician

Rebekah Schultz

Props

Steve Schwartz

Sound Effects Editor

Jenny Schweitzer

Production Associate

Howard Scott

Song

The Seeds

Song Performer

Nicholas Serino

Hair Stylist

Steven Shainberg

Story By

Steven Shainberg

Producer

Maddy Shirazi

Foley Editor

Erik Shumpert

Carpenter

Allison Siegel

Costume Supervisor

Arantxa Silvestre

Set Production Assistant

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
2002
Production Company
Truman Van Dyke
Distribution Company
Lionsgate
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 44m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of the 2003 Artios Award for Feature Film - Independent by the Casting Society of America (CSA).

Winner of the Special Jury Prize for Originality at the 2002 Sundance Film Festival.

Winner of the 2002 award for Best Breakthrough Performance by an Actress (Maggie Gyllenhaal) from the National Board of Review of Motion Pictures.

Released in United States Fall September 20, 2002

Released in United States on Video April 1, 2003

Released in United States January 2002

Released in United States August 2002

Shown at Locarno International Film Festival August 1-11, 2002.

Lions Gate acquired North American distribution rights to the film after it's debut at the 2002 Sundance Film Festival for a reported $1 million.

Released in United States Fall September 20, 2002

Released in United States on Video April 1, 2003

Released in United States January 2002 (Shown at Sundance Film Festival (Dramatic Competition) in Park City, Utah January 10-20, 2002.)

Released in United States August 2002 (Shown at Locarno International Film Festival August 1-11, 2002.)