Anywhere But Here


1h 54m 1999

Brief Synopsis

It is mid-summer 1995 as a 1978 Mercedes zooms down the highway, heading west. Inside sit 14-year-old Ann August and her mother Adele. Against her will, Ann is being moved to Beverly Hills where Adele, stifled by small-town life in Bay City, Wisconsin hopes to make her colorful dreams come true. Ann

Film Details

Also Known As
Där lyckan finns, Ma mere, moi et ma mere
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1999
Distribution Company
20th Century Fox Distribution
Location
New York City, New York, USA; Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 54m

Synopsis

It is mid-summer 1995 as a 1978 Mercedes zooms down the highway, heading west. Inside sit 14-year-old Ann August and her mother Adele. Against her will, Ann is being moved to Beverly Hills where Adele, stifled by small-town life in Bay City, Wisconsin hopes to make her colorful dreams come true. Ann is furious at having to leave the life she loves. Adele is tired of defending herself against her daughter's longings for home and family, and feels she's taking Ann away from a lifeless future and offering her a new exciting world. Their first stop in L.A. is the Beverly Hills Hotel, the symbol of Adele's quest; then they head off to what will become of their real life--meals at diners and a very ordinary one-bedroom apartment in the flats of Beverly Hills. For two years, Ann and Adele adjust to the reality of life in L.A. Their relationship is close, but always volatile. Adele, an "outsider" and Ann, a "realist" flip-flop the terms of their mother-daughter relationship in their journey of discovery.

Crew

Tim Acres

Other

Jennifer Addington

Transportation

Chad Ahrendt

Assistant

Petra Alexandria

Associate Producer

Deva Anderson

Music Supervisor

David Anthony

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Steve Apelian

On-Set Dresser

George Atamian

On-Set Dresser

Bryony Atkinson

Music

Erica August

Wardrobe Assistant

Jon Christian Bachet

Props

Sandina Bailo-lape

Foley Editor

Jennifer Barin

Other

Christopher Barron

Visual Effects

Steve Bartek

Music Conductor

Victor Bazaz

On-Set Dresser

Greg Beattie

Song

Kyle Beeler

Song

Jason Beltz

Song

Barry R Bernson

Props

Mark D Berrend

Props

Micah Bisagni

Other

Josh Blakeslee

Assistant Camera Operator

Donna Bloom

Unit Production Manager

Victoria Blythe

Song Performer

Elizabeth Bolden

Grip

John Bonnin

Other

Rob Bonz

Assistant Editor

Rick Boston

Song

Bob Bralver

Stunts

Pam Brockel

Other

Raul A Bruce

Boom Operator

Branch Marie Brunson

Electrician

Walter Bullock

Song

Walter Bullock

Song Performer

Daphne Bumas

Assistant Location Manager

Jeffrey Burchell

On-Set Dresser

Gary Burritt

Negative Cutting

Steven G Burroughs

Other

Donald Graham Burt

Production Designer

Sara Burton

Other

Gary Buttner

Other

Marilyn Carbone

Makeup

Shannon Carey

Assistant Editor

Gerald Cheney

Props

Peter Clemence

Key Grip

Bonnie Clevering

Hair

Darrin Clubb

Other

James Coker

Camera Operator

Alan Colbert

Best Boy

Kim Coleman

Casting Associate

Tim Collins

Best Boy Grip

Kevin Constant

Art Director

Corey Cooks

Assistant Production Coordinator

Ray Corrales

Props

Thomas W Corsello

Other

Scott Crabbe

Video Assist/Playback

Victoria Crebbin

Song

Martha Cronin

Production Accountant

Kacy Crowley

Song Performer

Kacy Crowley

Song

James Crump

Production Assistant

Randy Culberhouse

Props

Christopher Cuneo

Props

Debbi Datz-pyle

Music Contractor

Willie Dawkins

Electrician

Justin Dawson

Grip

Ronald G Day

Other

Gene De Paul

Song

Roger Deakins

Director Of Photography

Roger Deakins

Dp/Cinematographer

Linda Degus

Other

Mark Desimone

Adr

Marius Devries

Song

Dhamarata G. Dhiensuwana

Key Grip

Bruce Divalerio

Construction Coordinator

David Dore

Office Assistant

Clint Dougherty

Camera Operator

Greg Dunigan

Clearance Coordinator

Tony Eckert

Foley Mixer

Danny J Edwards

Special Effects

Seamus Egan

Song

Danny Elfman

Song

Danny Elfman

Music

Paul Elliott

Dp/Cinematographer

Paul Elliott

Director Of Photography

Dale Ettema

Special Effects

Lori Evans

Post-Production Accountant

Damon Everett

Props

Curtis Failor

Electrician

Antonio Faretta

Foreman

Chris Feinstein

Song

Marvin Felton

Special Effects

Robert Fernandez

Sound Mixer

Bonnie Fernimen

Medic

Wendy Finn

Other

Glory Fioramonti

Stunt Coordinator

Jason C Fitzgerald

Best Boy

Thomas Flanagan

Production Assistant

Tommy Hooper Flanagan

Grip

Earl R Forkrud

Props

Tammy Fouts

Assistant Camera Operator

Kristi Frankenheimer-davis

Location Manager

Alan Frazier

Electrician

Wally Frick

Transportation Captain

Steve Frohardt

Best Boy Grip

Elise Ganz

Other

Scott Garcia

Special Effects

Sara Gardner-gail

Other

Yvette Garfield

Other

Lee Garibaldi

Transportation Captain

Brian James Geary

Props

Brian Geary

Foreman

Joseph Geisinger

Sound Mixer

Inara George

Music

Marilyn Giardino-zych

Script Supervisor

Gary A Gibson

Assistant

Charlie Gigliotti

Song

William Girod

Other

Dulce Gonzalez

Camera Operator

Al J Goovaerts

Props

Canada Gordon

Art Assistant

Mack Gordon

Song

Michael Goss

Production Assistant

Michael Grady

Grip

Andy Graham

Assistant Camera Operator

Lorien Gray

Dga Trainee

Jonathan Greber

Visual Effects

Patty Griffin

Song Performer

Patty Griffin

Song

Ric Griffith

Best Boy Grip

J R Grubbs

Sound Effects Editor

Gabriel Guy

Other

Chad Hagaman

On-Set Dresser

Wade Hagen

Assistant Production Accountant

Bruce Hamme

Dolly Grip

Peter Harbour

Set Designer

Joe Hardy

Song

Andy Harris

Assistant Camera Operator

Kevin Harris

Song Performer

Kara Harshbarger

Assistant

Billy Harvey

Song

Lili Haydn

Song

Lili Haydn

Song Performer

Mark Heard

Other

Betsy Heimann

Costume Designer

Christine Heinz

Costumes

Tammy High

Accountant

Sam Hinckley

Sound Effects Editor

Lora Hirschberg

Rerecording

William Hobson

Grip

Werner Hoetzinger

On-Set Dresser

William G Hoffner

Props

Heidi Anne Hublou

On-Set Dresser

Mark Hudson

Painter

Jennifer Hultman

Accounting Assistant

Mimi Ishikawa

Grip

Roman Jakobi

Electrician

Bobby Johanson

Adr

Guy C Johnson

Production

Jeff L Johnson

Props

Johnny G Jones

Office Assistant

Jay Joyce

Song

John Joyce

On-Set Dresser

Shannon Kane

Production Auditor

Keshni Kashyap

Assistant

Richard Kasper

Art Assistant

David Katz

Video Assist/Playback

Stephen Kearney

Assistant Sound Editor

David P Kelsey

Special Effects Foreman

Eric Klosterman

Location Manager

Jeffrey D. Knott

Special Effects

Didier Koskas

Key Grip

Doug Lancio

Song

Sean Landeros

Other

Mark Lapotsky

Other

Robert Lawson

Electrician

Paul Le Blanc

Hair

Paul Leblanc

Hair

Susie Lichman

Costumes

Mark Lindow

Sound Mixer

Diane Linn

Adr

Arturo Lipman

Best Boy Grip

Susan Lipson

Hair Stylist

Ard Locht

Office Assistant

Lisa Loeb

Song

Sinjad Lohan

Song Performer

Sinjad Lohan

Song

Dennis J Lootens

Rigging Gaffer

Eric Lopez

Electrician

Mike Love

Song

David Lucarelli

Adr

Jeffrey C Machit

Special Effects

Luigi S Magavero

On-Set Dresser

Betsy Magruder

Assistant Director

Rusty Mahmood

Assistant Director

Joan Malloch

Visual Effects

Marc Mann

Other

Sean Mannion

Property Master

Eric Mansur

Assistant

Film Details

Also Known As
Där lyckan finns, Ma mere, moi et ma mere
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1999
Distribution Company
20th Century Fox Distribution
Location
New York City, New York, USA; Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 54m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Nominated for the 1999 Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress - Drama, Musical or Comedy (Natalie Portman).

Released in United States Fall November 12, 1999

Released in United States on Video May 2, 2000

Gillian Armstrong was previously attached to direct.

Completed shooting September 17, 1998.

Bertrand Tavernier was previously attached to direct a Steve Tesich adaptation of Mona Simpson's novel for the French production company Hachette Premiere.

Began shooting June 29, 1998.

Released in United States Fall November 12, 1999

Released in United States on Video May 2, 2000