Maid in Manhattan


1h 45m 2002

Brief Synopsis

Marisa Ventura is a hard-working, intelligent and determined single mother who dreams of a better life for herself and her son, Ty. As a housekeeper at Manhattan's first-class Beresford Hotel, Marisa has made a good life for herself and her ten-year-old son, even if they don't have a lot of money.

Film Details

Also Known As
Coup de foudre à Manhattan, Kärleken checkar in, Maid in America
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2002
Production Company
Big Film Design; Centropolis Effects Llc; Cineric, Inc.; Coast To Coast Catering, Inc.; Columbia Pictures; McKenna Brothers; Red Om Films; Revolution Studios; Revolution Studios; Skywalker Sound; Vivkim Negative Cutting Inc.
Distribution Company
Sony Pictures Releasing; Buena Vista International; Cts; Fs Film Oy; SF Studios; Skifan Hf; Sony Pictures Releasing; Svensk Filmindustri Norway; United International Pictures; Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International
Location
Chicago, Illinois, USA; New York City, New York, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 45m

Synopsis

Marisa Ventura is a hard-working, intelligent and determined single mother who dreams of a better life for herself and her son, Ty. As a housekeeper at Manhattan's first-class Beresford Hotel, Marisa has made a good life for herself and her ten-year-old son, even if they don't have a lot of money. One Saturday morning Marisa brings Ty to the Beresford. She asks a co-worker to keep an eye on him for her while she and another maid, Stephanie, attend to their chores. One of the hotel guests, a spoiled socialite, Caroline Lane, asks Marisa to return some designer clothes for her. After Caroline leaves, Stephanie coaxes Marisa into trying them on before taking them back to the store. In an uncharacteristically frivolous moment, Marisa slips into the chic, expensive outfits. Ty appears at the door with the handsome Christopher Marshall, an aspiring U.S. Senator and one of Manhattan's most eligible bachelors. Ty has come to ask Marisa's permission to walk through Central Park with Christopher and his dog Rufus. Christopher is immediately attracted to Marisa. Assuming she is a hotel guest, he asks her to join them. She is about to refuse, but Stephanie intervenes and accepts for her. Despite the obvious sparks between them, Marisa is reluctant to encourage Christopher, fearing she'll lose all that she's worked so hard to build. But he pursues her, even though it could compromise his political career. As romance, mistaken identity and front-page gossip collide, Marisa and Christopher learn that the bigger your dreams, the better the chance they might come true.

Cast

Jennifer Lopez

Marisa Ventura

Ralph Fiennes

Christopher Marshall

Natasha Richardson

Caroline Lane

Stanley Tucci

Jerry Siegel

Tyler Posey

Ty Ventura

Frances Conroy

Paula Burns

Chris Eigeman

John Bextram

Amy Sedaris

Rachel Hoffberg

Marissa Matrone

Stephanie Kehoe

Priscilla Lopez

Veronica Ventura

Bob Hoskins

Lionel Bloch

Lisa Roberts Gillan

Cora

Maddie Corman

Leezette

Sharon Wilkins

Clarice

Jayne Houdyshell

Carmen

Marilyn Torres

Barb

Lou Ferguson

Keef Townsend

Di Quon

Lily Kim

Liliane Thomas

Anouk Guedj

Raquel Shapiro

Monique Guedj

Ton Voogt

Pilates Instructor

Ray Aranha

Bus Driver

Emma Thaler

Tiana

Becky Veduccio

Ty'S Teacher

Gayle Scott

Frances

Michelle Thomas

Michelle

Jeff Hephner

Harold, The Room Service Waiter

Beth Dodye Bass

Telephone Operator

Catherine Anne Hayes

Telephone Operator

Millie Tirelli

Miss V

Shaun Powell

Paparazzi

Thomas Michael Sullivan

Paparazzi

Michelle Vicidomini-serdaros

Neta

Larry Fleischman

Full Monty

Nick Wyman

Concierge

Richard Karron

Harry Schiff

Dave Rosenberg

Reporter

Eric Michael Gillett

Reporter

Joel Marsh Garland

Reporter

Mark Fairchild

Reporter

Jay Edwards

Reporter

Bill Edwards

Reporter

Amy Redford

Reporter

Gil Williams

Reporter

Bethann Schebece

Reporter

Patricia Lavery

Reporter

Margaret Harth

Roosevelt Maid

Tom O'rourke

Maddox

Tobias Maendel

Bellman

Kenneth Goodstein

Bellman

Javier Picayo

Ninth Grade Boy

Glenn Lewis

Lead Singer

Mirjana Jokovic

Maid

Saundra Mcclain

Maid

Kae Shimizu

Maid

Daniella Van Graas

Fiancee

Donna Karger

Ny1 Reporter

Annika Pergament

Ny1 Reporter

Emily Frances

Wpix Reporter

Paul Messina

Journalist

Richard Hirschfield

Security Man

Larry Pine

Mr. Lefferts

Hillary B Smith

Mrs. Lefferts

Crystal Allen

Mr. Leffert'S Girlfriend

Seth William Meier

Stephanie Langhoff

Christopher Marshall'S Aide

Daniel A Thomas

Christopher Marshall'S Aide

Joseph Siravo

Delgado

Gloria Colonnello

Shopper

Minna Rose

Shopper

Maja Niles

Shopper

Brigitte Barnett

Shopper

Amber Gristak

Autograph Girl

Patrick Anderson

Roosevelt Manager

Mike Morris

News Commentator

Anthony Caforio

Power Politician

Cole Razzano

Political Supporter

Lizza Oliver

Roosevelt Food Manager

Carla Duren

Singer

Rachel Hollingsworth

Singer

Jeffrey Dinowitz

Congressman Grey

Sylvia Gottlieb

Congressman Grey'S Wife

Rufus Thomas

Rufus The Dog

Dave Weinman

Leadman

Lisa Gillan

Crew

Andy Aaron

Sound Effects Recording

Walter Afanasieff

Song Performer ("Fall Again")

Walter Afanasieff

Song ("Fall Again")

Joseph S Alfieri

Construction Coordinator

Joan Altman

Production Accountant

Colin Anderson

Camera Operator

Colin Anderson

Steadicam Operator

John Andreae

Assistant (To Mr. Medina)

Henry Antonacchio

Key Carpenter

Marty Balin

Song ("Miracles")

Richard Baratta

Co-Producer

Richard Baratta

Unit Production Manager

Mark Batson

Music Producer ("Miracles")

Alison Benson

Assistant (To Mr. Tucci)

Brad Bergbom

Sound Utility

George Berndt

Foley Editor

Steve Bissinger

Sound Effects Editor

Matt Blades

Dolly Grip (2nd Unit)

Margot Boccia

Makeup Artist (For Ms. Lopez)

Susan Bode

Set Decorator

J. C. Brotherhood

Special Effects Coordinator

Milton Buras

Hair Stylist (2nd Unit)

Nathan J. Busch

Key Hair Stylist

Allan Byer

Sound Mixer

Eva Cassidy

Song Performer ("Kathy'S Song")

Al Cerullo

Helicopter Pilot

Kerry Clark

Parking Coordinator

David A. Cohen

Dialogue Editor

Ben Conrad

Foley Mixer

Robert Cribbett

Paint Supervisor (Centropolis)

Robert Cribbett

Roto Supervisor (Centropolis)

Mary Cybulski

Script Supervisor

Douglas Dalisera

Assistant Chief Lighting Technician

David Davenport

Wardrobe Supervisor

Joseph Debeasi

Music Editor

Pam Demetruis

Adr Editor

Matt Demier

Construction Accountant

Joel Dougherty

Sound Editor

Bernard Edwards

Song ("I'M Coming Out")

Glen Engels

Second Grip

Russ Engels

Chief Lighting Technician

Edward Fanning

Transportation Co-Captain

James Fanning

Transportation Captain

Conny Fauser

Visual Effects Supervisor (Centropolis)

Rob Fusari

Song ("Train On A Track")

Tim Gallin

Stunt Driver

Dean Garvin

Second Assistant Director

David Gates

Song ("The Guitar Man")

Anita Gibson

Key Makeup Artist

Christoph Gluck

Music ("Dance Of The Blessed Spirits")

Elaine Goldsmith-thomas

Producer

Richard Guinness

Key Grip

Amy Habacker

Set Costumer

Sandy Hamilton

Property Master

Mitzi Haralson

Costumer (For Ms. Lopez)

Jesse Harris

Song ("Don'T Know Why")

Ruth Hasty

Post-Production Supervisor

Michael Hatzer

Color Timer

Vivian Hengsteler

Negative Cutter (Vivkim)

Lora Hirschberg

Rerecording Mixer

Lawrence Hoff

Production Mixer (2nd Unit)

Petra Holtorf

Visual Effects Producer (Centropolis)

Lindsay Jaeger

Assistant (To Mr. Wang)

Anthony Jannelli

Other

Anthony Jannelli

Director Of Photography (2nd Unit)

Tom Johnson

Rerecording Mixer

Norah Jones

Song ("Come Away With Me")

Norah Jones

Song Performer ("Come Away With Me"), Song Performer ("Don'T Know Why")

Sylvester Jordan

Song ("Train On A Track")

Kenneth Karman

Music Editor

Mary A Kelly

Script Supervisor (2nd Unit)

Steve Kempster

Score Mixing

Steve Kempster

Score Recording

Billy Kerwick

Key Rigging Grip

Pamela Kezal

Set Costumer (2nd Unit)

Michael Kirchberger

Supervising Sound Editor

Scott Kordish

Production Coordinator

Laura Kreft

Payroll Accountant

Julie Kuehndorf

Unit Publicist

Gail Laskowski

Assistant (To Mr. Newirth)

Karl Walter Lindenlaub

Other

Karl Walter Lindenlaub

Director Of Photography

Maggie Luellen

Assistant (To Ms. Richardson)

Kathryn Malone

Production Secretary

Lilene Mansell

Dialect Coach (For Mr. Fiennes)

Teena Marie

Song ("Lovergirl")

Teena Marie

Song Performer ("Lovergirl")

Brick Mason

Storyboard Artist

M. J. Mcgrath

Wardrobe Supervisor

Patrick Mcgrath

Dolly Grip

Craig Mckay

Editor

Mckenna Brothers

Other

Mark Mckenzie

Original Music

Benny Medina

Executive Producer

Kelly Messias

Assistant (To Mr. Fiennes)

Jeremy Molod

Foley Editor

Tim Monich

Dialect Coach (For Mr. Fiennes)

Marnie Moore

Foley Artist

Balewa Muhammad

Song ("Train On A Track")

Jane Musky

Production Designer

Charles J. Newirth

Executive Producer

Margie O'malley

Foley Artist

Janet Paparazzo

Stunt Driver

Sammy Pasha

Assistant (To Mr. Hopkins)

Doug Pelligrino

Camera Operator (2nd Unit)

Addison Pettit

Graphic Designer

Lyn Pinezich

Location Manager

Randall Poster

Music Supervisor

Brett Pransky

Art Department Coordinator

Tiana Rios

Assistant (To Ms. Lopez)

Nile Rodgers

Song ("I'M Coming Out")

Cory Rooney

Music Producer ("I'M Coming Out")

Willie Rosario

Choreographer

Diana Ross

Song Performer ("I'M Coming Out")

Kelly Rowland

Song Performer ("Train On A Track")

Paul Schiff

Second Unit Director

Paul Schiff

Producer

Deborah Schindler

Producer

Alan Silvestri

Music Conductor

Alan Silvestri

Composer

Paul Simon

Song ("Me And Julio Down By The Schoolyard"), Song ("Kathy'S Song")

Paul Simon

Song Performer ("Me And Julio Down By The Schoolyard")

Tom Soluri

Set Costumer

Peter Staubli

Sound Editor

Jillian Stein

Office Production Assistant

Jonathan Strauss

Casting

Gary Tacon

Stunt Coordinator

Todd Thaler

Casting

Robin Thicke

Song ("Fall Again")

Allen Toussaint

Song ("Yes We Can Can")

Glen Trotiner

First Assistant Director

Becky Veduccio

Assistant (To Mr. Fiennes)

Alfredo Viteri

Boom Operator

Kevin Wade

Screenwriter

Deborah Wallach

Adr Editor

James F Walsh

Key Rigging Electrician

Karl Wasserman

Boom Operator (2nd Unit)

Tiaa Wells

Song ("Train On A Track")

Barry Wetcher

Still Photographer

James Willetts

Foley Recordist

Alyssa Winter

Swing Gang

Albert Wolsky

Costume Designer

Patricia Woodbridge

Art Director

Susan J. Wright

Set Costumer (2nd Unit)

Marisa Yeres Gill

Assistant (To The Producers)

Melissa A Yonkey

Hair Stylist (For Ms. Lopez)

Andrew Zee

Assistant (To Mr. Schiff)

Film Details

Also Known As
Coup de foudre à Manhattan, Kärleken checkar in, Maid in America
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2002
Production Company
Big Film Design; Centropolis Effects Llc; Cineric, Inc.; Coast To Coast Catering, Inc.; Columbia Pictures; McKenna Brothers; Red Om Films; Revolution Studios; Revolution Studios; Skywalker Sound; Vivkim Negative Cutting Inc.
Distribution Company
Sony Pictures Releasing; Buena Vista International; Cts; Fs Film Oy; SF Studios; Skifan Hf; Sony Pictures Releasing; Svensk Filmindustri Norway; United International Pictures; Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International
Location
Chicago, Illinois, USA; New York City, New York, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 45m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Winter December 13, 2002

Released in United States on Video March 25, 2003

Julia Roberts was previously attached to star.

Sandra Bullock was previously attached to star.

Hilary Swank was previously attached to star.

Acting debut for model Di Quon.

Released in United States Winter December 13, 2002

Released in United States on Video March 25, 2003