Dummy


1h 30m 2002

Brief Synopsis

Steven Schoichet is browbeaten at every turn, by his family, his dead-end job, the faceless suburb where he still lives at home. That is until he decides to make a change: Ventriloquism--hey, a dream's a dream. His family barely pays him enough attention to even dismiss the idea--his mother is only

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
2002
Distribution Company
Artisan Pictures
Location
Wayne, New Jersey, USA; New York City, New York, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 30m

Synopsis

Steven Schoichet is browbeaten at every turn, by his family, his dead-end job, the faceless suburb where he still lives at home. That is until he decides to make a change: Ventriloquism--hey, a dream's a dream. His family barely pays him enough attention to even dismiss the idea--his mother is only concerned that he eat something, and his father only thinks of his model ships. Steven's sister recently broke off her engagement to an unstable accountant, which makes her career as a wedding planner an emotional minefield. His only supporter is neighbor Fangora--aka Fanny--a suburban punker who has her own aspirations to stardom. After Steven loses his job, things actually start to turn around. He falls for his counselor at the unemployment office, and through the best efforts of Steven and the little friend on his knee, good things start to happen for everyone around him. A restraining order leads to new love, a rock band learns Yiddish, and everything clicks into place at somebody else's wedding.

Crew

Kentaro Abe

Foley Artist

Kentaro Abe

Production Associate

Marie Abma

Costume Designer

Hashim Al-mashat

Electrician

Roni Armstrong

Craft Service

Jellybean Benitez

Music Producer

Alice Bertay

Assistant

George Bianchini

Steadicam Operator

Ariel Boles

Best Boy Electric

Jared Boles

Swing

Charlotte Bourke

Production Designer

Daniel Bronstein

Production Assistant

Herb Brooks

Electrician

Sonia Cabrera

Song

Greg Canicio

Grip

Marcus Cano

Production

Beatriz Cardenas

Production

Amanda Carroll

Art Director

L Phillippe Casseus

Key Grip

Christi Catalpa

Titles

Christi Catalpa

Graphic Designer

Kim Marie Cicione

Location Scout

Eric Cohen

Location Scout

Pierrot Colonna

Assistant Camera

Betty Comden

Music Lyrics

Cortney Cooper

Production

Gonzalo Cordoba

On-Set Dresser

Tobias Core

Production Assistant

Cat Crosby

Grip

Jonathan Cupina

Key Grip

Ben D'andrea

Key Grip

Rex Daisy

Song Performer

Mitthun Dalal

Sound

Sig De Miguel

Casting Associate

Roni Deitz

Location Scout

Christine Desavino

Photography

Lorie Anne Dobbins

Hair

Lorie Anne Dobbins

Makeup

Ben Dotson

Production Assistant

Illeana Douglas

Song Performer

Allyson Drucker

Production

Jesse Ehredt

Sound Recordist

Beverley Ellar

Production Assistant

Bob Fagan

Producer

Roy Farrel

Stunts

Jesse Fellus

Production Assistant

Lisa Fishman

Song Performer

Lisa Fishman

Song

Terel Gibson

Editor

David Ginsberg

Production Assistant

Gimili Glavin

On-Set Dresser

Gimili Glavin

Scenic Artist

Seth Granger

Boom Operator

Burke Grantham

Camera Assistant

Adolph Green

Music Lyrics

Maura Griffin

Production

Tom Guiney

Grip

Thomas Hanna

Location Manager

David Harges

Gaffer

Mary Hawkins

Art Assistant

Susan Heller

Electrician

Bill Henry

Editor

Brad Huddleston

Assistant Location Manager

Jamie Jacobs

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Amanda Mackey Johnson

Casting

Justine Jones

Wardrobe

Milla Jovovich

Song Performer

Jason Kadlec

On-Set Dresser

Karen Kane

Assistant Director

Persefone Karakosta

Hair

Persefone Karakosta

Makeup

John Kaufman

Production Assistant

Daniel Keane

Best Boy Grip

Lisa Gabriella Keppler

Foley

Elizabeth Kling

Editor

Deb Krahulec

Grip

Julia Lallas

Hair

Julia Lallas

Makeup

Lili Lambert

Production

George Lara

Foley

Taylor Lawrence

Production Manager

Rachel J Leek

Wardrobe Supervisor

Ted Lehane

Key Grip

Skip Lievsay

Sound Supervisor

Nick Lorden

Production

Jerry Mahoney

Advisor

Zairi Malcolm

Wardrobe

Vincent Mangano

Key Grip

Nick Marden

Scenic Artist

Horacio Marquinez

Director Of Photography

Peter Mcgill

Electrician

Katie Mcquerrey

Editor

Rachel L Medina

Wardrobe Supervisor

Joe Mendelson

Sound Design

Joe Mendelson

Sound Mixer

Jose Gilberto Molinari-rosaly

Associate Producer

Pamela Morejon

Titles

Tracey Moulton

Production

Veronica Mulero

Script Supervisor

Tamir Muskat

Score Recording

Tamir Muskat

Music Scoring Mixer

Chris Neff

Key Grip

Jon Nissenbaum

On-Set Dresser

Eric Oden

Accountant

B J Owens

Assistant Director

Sherri Owles

Wardrobe Supervisor

Michael Palmerio

Editor

Joseph Parvis

Production

Jose Pavon

On-Set Dresser

Anthony Pettine

Script Supervisor

Rick Pierson

Loader

Greg Pritikin

Song

Greg Pritikin

Screenplay

Diana Puntar

Property Master

Theresa Radka

Sound Mixer

Amy Renstein

Wardrobe

Jim Rider

Titles And Opticals

Sanna Riley

Makeup

Sanna Riley

Hair

Elizabeth Roles

Wardrobe Supervisor

Valerie Romer

Line Producer

Fred Rosenberg

Supervising Sound Editor

Mike Ruekberg

Song Performer

Mike Ruekberg

Song

Nom Ruminstein

Production Assistant

Joseph Rumshinsky

Song

Cathy Sandrich Gelfond

Casting

Ariel Saulog

Digital Effects Supervisor

Danny Schotsky

Music Scoring Mixer

Danny Schotsky

Score Recording

Jonathan Schwartz

Production Assistant

Joram Schwartz

Boom Operator

Tom Self

Assistant Director

Yann Sobezynski

Assistant Production Coordinator

Greg Spencer

Production Assistant

Greg Stillman

Production Assistant

Abigail Stowe

Wardrobe

Jule Styne

Music

April Taylor

Set Production Assistant

Richard Temtchine

Producer

Ian Tenenebaum

Production

Chaim Towber

Song

Ron Travisano

Assistant Camera

Stephan Ursu

Production Assistant

Jean Luc Van Damme

Production Assistant

Ezra Venetos

Key Grip

Verna Vittles

Craft Service

Susan Wachsler

Wardrobe

Paul Wallfisch

Music Producer

Paul Wallfisch

Song

Paul Wallfisch

Music Arranger

Paul Wallfisch

Original Score

Brad Waskewich

Production

Paul Winchell

Advisor

Joseph Zolfo

Consultant

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
2002
Distribution Company
Artisan Pictures
Location
Wayne, New Jersey, USA; New York City, New York, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 30m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Fall September 12, 2003

Released in United States on Video February 17, 2004

Released in United States May 2002

Released in United States 2003

Shown at Cannes Film Festival (market) May 15-26, 2002.

Shown at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival (American Perspective) February 28-March 9, 2003.

Released in United States Fall September 12, 2003

Released in United States on Video February 17, 2004

Released in United States May 2002 (Shown at Cannes Film Festival (market) May 15-26, 2002.)

Released in United States 2003 (Shown at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival (American Perspective) February 28-March 9, 2003.)