Deliver Us from Eva


1h 45m 2003

Brief Synopsis

A trio of men plot to free themselves of their mates' unattached and seemingly omnipresent older sister Eva. Eva has a sweet face but a steely disposition: a few choice words from her and a once-confident man becomes a virtual basket case. Eva has been in charge of her younger sisters ever since their parents died, many years ago. The mere fact that they're married or engaged hasn't deterred her one bit from continuing to take charge of their lives. But the cost of putting family first has been the deferral of her own dreams--and the assumption of a harder-than-nails personality that no man has been able to crack. Eva's uncanny ability to interfere with her sisters' affairs has not endeared her to their spouses and partners. The men would also like to close out and divide the family trust fund that Eva oversees. So they concoct a simple plan: compensate cash-strapped ladies' man Ray Adams to romance and distract Eva from her financial duties. Sparks fly between Ray and Eva--but the plan goes awry, leading to surprising consequences and complications.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Comedy
Romance
Romantic Comedy
Release Date
2003
Production Company
Charles Spencer
Distribution Company
Focus Features
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 45m

Synopsis

A trio of men plot to free themselves of their mates' unattached and seemingly omnipresent older sister Eva. Eva has a sweet face but a steely disposition: a few choice words from her and a once-confident man becomes a virtual basket case. Eva has been in charge of her younger sisters ever since their parents died, many years ago. The mere fact that they're married or engaged hasn't deterred her one bit from continuing to take charge of their lives. But the cost of putting family first has been the deferral of her own dreams--and the assumption of a harder-than-nails personality that no man has been able to crack. Eva's uncanny ability to interfere with her sisters' affairs has not endeared her to their spouses and partners. The men would also like to close out and divide the family trust fund that Eva oversees. So they concoct a simple plan: compensate cash-strapped ladies' man Ray Adams to romance and distract Eva from her financial duties. Sparks fly between Ray and Eva--but the plan goes awry, leading to surprising consequences and complications.

Crew

Sigidi Abdulla

Song

Minerva Adams

Stunts

Jason Altieri

Production Assistant

Len Amato

Producer

Kibi Anderson

Assistant

Robert C Anderson

Grip

Danny Andres

Rigging Grip

Nickolas Ashford

Song

Angie Athayde

Production Assistant

Ronnie R Baker

On-Set Dresser

Late Bankouadagba

Song

Samuel J Barnes

Song

Jennifer Baum

On-Set Dresser

Ron Bedrosian

Adr Mixer

Peter Biker

Song

Michael Blaze

Property Master

Mary J. Blige

Song

Mary J. Blige

Song Performer

Phats Bossi

Song Performer

Allen Bowen

Medic

Barbara E Brauner

Story By

Barbara E Brauner

Screenplay

Greg Brooks

Grip

Michael Broomberg

Foley Artist

F Alan Burg

On-Set Dresser

Kenneth Burke

Song

Nancy Butts-martin

Hair Stylist

Jeff Cadiente

Stunts

Terri Cadiente

Stunts

Reuben Cannon

Casting Director

Rafael Castro

Videotape Operator

Willie Clarke

Song

Harold Clayton

Song

Henry Cline

Camera Operator

Stan Cockerell

Props Assistant

Sundiata J Collins

Production Assistant

Victor Cook

Song

Wallace Cook

Coordinator

L.l. Cool J

Song

L.l. Cool J

Song Performer

Glenn Coopersmith

Driver

Henry Cosby

Song

Joe Cosentino

Transportation Captain

Keith Crouch

Song

Paddy Cullen

Producer

Paddy Cullen

Unit Production Manager

Brian Daughtry

Assistant

Willie Dawkins

Electrician

Felix Delgado

Song

Terry Dexter

Song Performer

Devon Dobson

Song

Todd A Dos Reis

Camera Operator

Beau Dozier

Song

Vikter Duplaix

Song Performer

Arnie Durazo

Foreman

Jason Edmonds

Song

Lisle Engle

Sound Effects Editor

Kevin Erb

Key Rigging Grip

Bill Essling

Grip

Missy Eustermann

Post-Production Accountant

Element Everest

Song

Allan Felder

Song

Edward Ferrell

Song

Rick J. Fese

Transportation Captain

Jimmy Scungelli Fitzpatrick

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

James Flemming

Assistant

Jay Floyd

Rights & Clearances

Evan Forester

Song

Denzil Foster

Song

Robert Foulkes

Location Manager

Andy Friend

Storyboard Artist

Kirk Gardner

Camera Operator

Will Gatlin

Craft Service

Marvin Gaye

Song Performer

Jason George

Supervising Sound Editor

Tara Geter

Song

Robert Getty

Dialogue Editor

Nerses Gezalyan

Foley Mixer

Stacy Gibson

Makeup Artist

Terri Gill

Set Costumer

Sydney Gilner

Script Supervisor

Daniel R Gordon

Driver

Matthew Gray

Extras Casting Assistant

Kisha Griffin

Song

Alexander Griffiths

Grip

Alexander Gruszynski

Director Of Photography

Joel Hailey

Song Performer

Kevin Halloran

Production Supervisor

Emil Clayton Hampton

Assistant Camera

Gary C Hardwick

Screenplay

Bill Hardy

Production Assistant

Deborah Harman

On-Set Dresser

Gerrard Harmon

Song

Dash Hart

Driver

Geno Hart

Transportation Coordinator

Cassandra Heredia

Location Manager

Kurt Hessler

Assistant

Sunny Hilden

Song

Chato Hill

Assistant Sound Editor

William Hiney

Art Director

Patrick R. Hoeschen

Electrician

Takamasa Honda

Assistant

David Isaac

Music Producer

Tamara Jackson

Song

Alfie Jensen

Driver

Craig Jukiewicz

Foley Editor

Bosco Kante

Song

K Karlin

Song

Paul Kenney

Assistant Production Accountant

Chaka Khan

Song

Chaka Khan

Song Performer

Jasmine Kimble

Hair Stylist

Kimberly Kimble

Hair Stylist

Henry Kingi

Stunts

Henry M. Kingi Jr.

Stunt Coordinator

Peter Kuran

Visual Effects

Evelyn Labonte

Assistant

Linda Labov

Assistant

Alex Leimone

Production Assistant

Barry Levinson

Executive Producer

Aaron Levy

Sound Recordist

Clifty Lighty

Song

Darren Lighty

Song

Debrae Little

Costume Designer

David Lombard

Music Supervisor

Stephen Lonano

Assistant Director

Karen P Lowe

Accounting Assistant

Reggie Lucas

Song

Diana Lupo

Stunts

Mc Lyte

Song Performer

Mc Lyte

Song

Tony Maiden

Song

Diane Marshall

Foley Artist

Salomon I Marx

Animal Supplier

James Iver Mattson

Screenplay

James Iver Mattson

Story By

Anthony F Mazzucchi

Grip

Anthony Mazzucchi

Key Grip

Edward T. Mcavoy

Production Designer

Robert Bruce Mccleery

Gaffer

Thomas Mcelroy

Song

Ngai Mcgee

Song

Peter Mcmanus

Production Accountant

Brian Mcmillan

Animal Supplier

Elizabeth Mcmillan

Animal Supplier

Mike Mertens

Color Timer

Cheryl A Miller

Production Coordinator

Marcus Miller

Music

Kevin Mills

Assistant Camera

Stephanie Mills

Song Performer

Bryan Mir

Song

Theresa Repola Mohammed

Negative Cutter

Daniel A. Mondschain

Assistant Production Coordinator

Bennie Moore

Stunts

James Moriana

Foley Artist

Marvin Morris

Music Editor

Lou Mosto

Driver

Sylvia Moy

Song

James Mtume

Song

Balewa Muhammad

Song

Hugh R Murphy

Assistant Sound Editor

Rip Murray

Assistant Director

Geneva Nash-morgan

Makeup Artist

Dede O'neal

Song Performer

Demetrice O'neal

Song

Ezra Zeke Obrikat

Painter

Robert Obrikat

Painter

Eric Oliver

Assistant Director

Jean Claude Oliver

Song

Tim Owens

Song

Bobby Ozuna

Song

Shanalyna Palmer

Production Assistant

Carrie Park

Animal Supplier

Jan Pascale

Set Decorator

Quincy Patrick

Song

Kowan Paul

Song

Daniel Pershing

Dolly Grip

Tanya Phipps

Assistant Editor

Rudy Pi

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Christopher Prampin

Chief Lighting Technician

Paul "sled" Reynolds

Animal Supplier

Titus Reynolds

Animal Supplier

Calvin Richardson

Song

Calvin Richardson

Song Performer

Terry Robinson

Song

Paul M Rohrbaugh

Scenic Artist

Kim Roseborough

Assistant Editor

Rufus

Song Performer

Juan Murillo Ruiz

Caterer

Raphael Saadiq

Song

David Severin

Driver

Steven Share

Driver

Jim Sheldon

Photography

Valerie Simpson

Song

Eddie Singleton

Music Coordinator

John Smith

Song

Sy Smith

Song

Sy Smith

Song Performer

Kevin Snell

Stand-In

Yolanda Snell

Song

Film Details

MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Comedy
Romance
Romantic Comedy
Release Date
2003
Production Company
Charles Spencer
Distribution Company
Focus Features
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 45m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Winter February 7, 2003

Released in United States on Video June 17, 2003

Released in United States Winter February 7, 2003

Released in United States on Video June 17, 2003