The Closer You Get


1h 32m 2000

Brief Synopsis

In a small Irish town, a postman delivers the wrong film for the monthly movie show at the village church. Instead of Charlton Heston's "The Ten Commandments," the projectionist shows the movie "10," starring Dudley Moore and a scantily clad Bo Derek. As a result, the single men of the town begin

Film Details

Also Known As
American Women, Closer You Get, Closer You Get: Seduction a l'Irlandaise, The
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2000
Production Company
Corbett & Keene; Deluxe Entertainment Services Group; Fox Searchlight Pictures
Distribution Company
Fox Searchlight Pictures; 20th Century Fox Distribution; 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment; 20th Century Fox International; Cts; Fox Searchlight Pictures; Hispano Foxfilms; Ufd
Location
Donegal, Ireland

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 32m

Synopsis

In a small Irish town, a postman delivers the wrong film for the monthly movie show at the village church. Instead of Charlton Heston's "The Ten Commandments," the projectionist shows the movie "10," starring Dudley Moore and a scantily clad Bo Derek. As a result, the single men of the town begin to fantasize about meeting exotic women and pen a communal letter to the Miami Herald to lure single female companions to join them at the town's annual St. Martha's Day Dance. As the men anxiously prepare themselves for the arrival of the American women they go to great lengths to make themselves more attarctive mates -- much to the bemusement of the women who run the village post office. After intercepting the letter before it ever left town, the female townfolk decide to teach their men a few lessons about courtship.

Crew

Robert Alazraki

Director Of Photography

Philip Beer

Stand-By Construction Driver

Reggie Blain Jr.

Makeup/Hair Bus Driver

J C Bonar

Trainee Assistant Director

Maurice Brown

Honeywagon Driver

Maurice Brown

Wardrobe Bus Driver

Shane Bunting

Art Director

Lian Callaghan

Costume Assistant

Brian Cannon

Unit Production Manager

Lisa Canty

Assistant Art Director

Joe Cassar

Stand-By Carpenter

Andy Cole

Best Boy

Sean Corcoran

2nd Unit Photography (2nd Unit)

Enda Doherty

Production Runner

John Donoghue

Irish Gaffer

Cathy Doubleday

Script Supervisor

Martin Duddy

Fork Lift Driver

Jane Dunleavy

Costume Trainee

Derek Ede

Supervising Carpenter

James Ede

Other

Cos Egan

Chargehand Dressing Props

Jenny Faherty

Trainee Assistant Director

Sarah J Francis

Other

Dan Gallagher

Electrical Truck

Pat Gallagher

Standby Props

Edward Gillespie

Dressing Props Driver

John Henry Gordon

Chief Hairdresser

Robert Gyle

Honeywagon Driver

Zane Hayward

Sound Editor

Lil Heyman

Production Coordinator

Johann Heyneke

2nd Chef/Catering Assistant

Mark Huffam

Co-Producer

Maureen Hughes

Casting

Gary Hutchings

Grip

William Ivory

Screenwriter

Colette Jackson

Wardrobe Supervisor

Konrad Jay

1st Assistant Director

Daryl Jordan

1st Assistant Editor

Dave Kennedy

Gaffer

Jean Kerr

Art Director

Stephen Killen

Location Manager

Polly Leys

Co-Producer

Peter Lindsay

Sound Mixer

Lawrence Loveridge

Stand-By Stagehand

Bernadette Lovett

Assistant Coordinator

Emer Macavin

Production Buyer

Conor Mackey

2nd Assistant Editor

Claire Mcbride

Location Assistant

Ginger Mccarthy

Other

John Mcconaghey

Other

Tom Mccullagh

Production Designer

Jerome Mcdonnel

Stand-By Prop

David Mcdowell

Wardrobe Bus Driver

Brenda Mcgarvey

Other

Gary Mcginty

Other

Anthony Meade

Camera Trainee

Ivan Meagher

Other

David Mulholland

Dining Bus/Generator Driver

Michael Murphy

Carpenter

Philip Murphy

Chargehand Stand-By Prop

Martin Neill

Special Effects Supervisor

Emer O'laoghaire

Costume Assistant

Lawrence O'toole

Graphic Artist

Josephine Olive-o'neill

Assistant Production Accountant

Jim Parker

Dressing Prop

Uberto Pasolini

Producer

Rachel Portman

Music

Brendan Power

Other

Patrick Redmond

Stills Photographer

Karen Richards

2nd Assistant Director

Robbie Richardson

Painter

Malcolm Rose

Sound Maintenance

Amelia Rowan

Casting Assistant

Pamela Smyth

Chief Makeup Artist

Marie Snoddy

2nd Chef/Catering Assistant

Kathy Strachan

Costume Designer

Jim Taylor

Other

William Tracey

Other

Gary Walker

Camera/Grip Car Driver

Sue Wall

Production Accountant

Herbie Wave

From Story

Steve Wheeler

Property Master

Dermot Whelan

3rd Assistant Director

Dessie Wilson

Catering Manager

Sue Wyatt

Editor

Film Details

Also Known As
American Women, Closer You Get, Closer You Get: Seduction a l'Irlandaise, The
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2000
Production Company
Corbett & Keene; Deluxe Entertainment Services Group; Fox Searchlight Pictures
Distribution Company
Fox Searchlight Pictures; 20th Century Fox Distribution; 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment; 20th Century Fox International; Cts; Fox Searchlight Pictures; Hispano Foxfilms; Ufd
Location
Donegal, Ireland

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 32m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Expanded Release in United States March 10, 2000

Released in United States August 2000

Released in United States October 2000

Released in United States on Video September 26, 2000

Released in United States Winter February 25, 2000

Shown at Dinard Festival of British Cinema, October 5-8, 2000.

Shown at Locarno International Film Festival (out of competition/ Piazza Grande) August 2-12, 2000.

Feature directorial debut for Aileen Ritchie.

Began shooting August 24, 1998.

Completed shooting October 29, 1998.

Released in United States Winter February 25, 2000

Expanded Release in United States March 10, 2000

Released in United States August 2000 (Shown at Locarno International Film Festival (out of competition/ Piazza Grande) August 2-12, 2000.)

Released in United States on Video September 26, 2000 (under title "American Women")

Released in United States October 2000 (Shown at Dinard Festival of British Cinema, October 5-8, 2000.)