The Tao of Steve


1h 28m 2000

Brief Synopsis

Dex and his friends have twisted the philosophies of Lao-tzu, Heidegger and Groucho Marx into a foolproof theory of dating -- The Tao of Steve -- which provides rule-by-rule guidelines for how to transform ordinary Joes into charismatic Steve McQueens. Back in college, Dex was the big man on campus.

Film Details

Also Known As
Le Tao de Steve, Tao de Steve, Le, Tao of Steve
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2000
Distribution Company
Sony Pictures Classics
Location
Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 28m

Synopsis

Dex and his friends have twisted the philosophies of Lao-tzu, Heidegger and Groucho Marx into a foolproof theory of dating -- The Tao of Steve -- which provides rule-by-rule guidelines for how to transform ordinary Joes into charismatic Steve McQueens. Back in college, Dex was the big man on campus. But we meet Dex ten years after graduation as he endures one of life's great humbling experiences -- the college reunion. Now an overweight kindergarten teacher, Dex is immune to the shocked stares of the young women who were once his conquests. While trying to pick up a student bartender, Dex is struck by another woman -- the gorgeous Syd, who rides motorcycles and designs sets for the Santa Fe Opera. Through a series of circumstances, Syd and Dex are thrown together and he soon finds himself questioning his belief in all things Steve. As Dex falls in love with her, Syd appears immune to his charms... and with good reason.

Crew

Vanja Aljinovic

Assistant Director

Nicole Arbusto

Casting

David E Aubrey

Camera Operator

Dianne Barnes

Assistant Director

Elmer Bernstein

Song Performer

Birgitta Bjerke

Costume Designer

Anthony Bregman

Producer

David Bronlow

Other

Gay Browning

Assistant Director

Brian Bulman

Music Editor

Patrick Cabral

Foley Artist

Gary Coppola

Rerecording

Greg Curry

Rerecording

Greg Curry

Other

Joe Delia

Music

Joe Delia

Music Producer

Fred Rudy Delisio

Foley Artist

Joy Dickson

Casting

Brian Dixon

Other

Mark Alan Duran

Consultant

Mark Alan Duran

Art Director

Alice Farrell

Casting

James Flatto

Music Editor

Sarah Gartner

Editor

Sarah Gartner

Unit Director

Hector Gika

Sound Effects Editor

Greer Goodman

Screenplay

Jenniphr Goodman

Screenplay

Laura Harris

Dialogue Editor

Ted Hope

Executive Producer

Beverly Hughes

Production Manager

Craig Jaeger

Foley Editor

Joanna Kennedy

Script Supervisor

John Kuramoto

Animator

Gary Leib

Animator

Teodoro Maniaci

Director Of Photography

Ned Mann

Music

Keith Mcgee

Special Effects Coordinator

Tracy Mcknight

Music Supervisor

Eytan Mirsky

Song Performer

Oliver Nelson

Song Performer

Teresa Neptune

Casting

Nick Neutra

Foley Mixer

Rick Norman

Rerecording

Duncan North

From Story

Duncan North

Screenplay

Ellen Osborne

Location Manager

Kelly Oxford

Sound Editor

Rosario Provenza

Production Designer

Chrise Rives

Makeup

Bruce Robertson

Consultant

Perry Robertson

Sound Effects Editor

Gary Solomon

Other

Gary Solomon

Music

Paul A Taylor

Steadicam Operator

Danny Toan

Music

Jerry Vivino

Music

Joyce Wainwright

Casting Associate

Alton Walpole

Coproducer

John N. Ward

Production Supervisor

Kim Waugh

Audio

Susie Whelpley

Animal Trainer

Emma Wilcockson

Post-Production Supervisor

Film Details

Also Known As
Le Tao de Steve, Tao de Steve, Le, Tao of Steve
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2000
Distribution Company
Sony Pictures Classics
Location
Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 28m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of a Special Jury Prize for Outstanding Performance (Donal Logue) at the 2000 Sundance Film Festival.

Released in United States 2000

Released in United States January 2000

Released in United States June 2000

Released in United States on Video March 20, 2001

Released in United States Summer August 4, 2000

Shown at Munich Film Festival June 24 - July 1, 2000.

Shown at Nantucket Film Festival (Opening Night) June 21-25, 2000.

Shown at Seattle International Film Festival May 18 - June 11, 2000.

Feature directorial debut for Jenniphr Goodman, an alumni of NYU's graduate film program.

Sony Pictures Classics acquired North American distribution rights after the film's debut at the 2000 Sundance Film Festival.

Released in United States 2000 (Shown at Munich Film Festival June 24 - July 1, 2000.)

Released in United States 2000 (Shown at Seattle International Film Festival May 18 - June 11, 2000.)

Released in United States January 2000 (Shown at Sundance Film Festival (in competition) in Park City, Utah January 20-30, 2000.)

Released in United States on Video March 20, 2001

Released in United States June 2000 (Shown at Nantucket Film Festival (Opening Night) June 21-25, 2000.)

Released in United States Summer August 4, 2000