The Best Man


2h 1999

Brief Synopsis

Harper Stewart, a commitment-shy writer and the best man at the wedding of Lance and Mia, is nervous--and with good reason. His steamy new novel hits bookstores soon, and when his friends finally read it he knows they will notice more than just a passing resemblance to the characters depicted in the

Film Details

Also Known As
Best Man, mariage de l'année
MPAA Rating
PG
Genre
Drama
Romantic Comedy
Release Date
1999
Production Company
Douglas A. Martines
Distribution Company
Universal Pictures
Location
New York City, New York, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
2h

Synopsis

Harper Stewart, a commitment-shy writer and the best man at the wedding of Lance and Mia, is nervous--and with good reason. His steamy new novel hits bookstores soon, and when his friends finally read it he knows they will notice more than just a passing resemblance to the characters depicted in the book. To make matters worse, one of the bridesmaids, Jordan, an ambitious TV producer, has obtained an advance copy of the book--and it's making the rounds with all his friends. With vows about to be exchanged and friendships renewed, the pressure is on. For by the end of the weekend, scandalous secrets from the book involving close friends and loved ones will be revealed, and everyone will have re-evaluated their friendships with each other, their lovers and with themselves--for better or for worse.

Crew

Alan Aguilar

Other

Gina R. Alfano

Adr Editor

Daniel J Allen

Driver

Jeffrey Allen

Song

Michael Allen

Song

Michael Archer

Song

Alexis Arnold

Production Coordinator

Peter J. Babington

Production Assistant

Camille Banks

Special Thanks To

Doug Banks

Other

Julia Barraclough

Other

Monica Barraza

Post-Production Coordinator

Monica Barraza

Assistant

Gail Barringer

Production Accountant

John Bartlett

Special Thanks To

Thomas Beattie

Driver

Nick Bell

Accountant

Eric Benét

Song

Eric Benét

Song Performer

George Bessette

Driver

Wendy Biles

Assistant

Larry Blackmon

Song

Jeff Block

Casting

John Bolz

Boom Operator

Hugo Boss

Special Thanks To

Tim Boyle

Other

Kevin Briggs

Song

Richard Brinkman

Driver

Lisa Brown

Music Supervisor

Richard Brown

Other

Juan Bryan

Driver

Kandi Burruss

Song

Rod Calarco

Assistant

Shari Carpenter

Script Supervisor

Julie Carr

Assistant Editor

Bill Carraro

Producer

Charles Castaldi

Special Thanks To

Allen Cato

Song

Goron Chambers

Song

Koksong Chia

Location Assistant

Stanley Clarke

Music

Stanley Clarke

Music Conductor

Stanley Clarke

Song Performer

Fred Cohen

Rigging Gaffer

Lieutenant Cook

Special Thanks To

H. H. Cooper

Assistant Director

Tom Costabile

Construction Coordinator

Reginald Crute

Driver

Heavy D

Song Performer

William Daly

Sound Mixer

Kenneth Davis

Set Production Assistant

Robyn J. Davis

Assistant Production Coordinator

James Domorski

Video

Natalie N. Dorset

Dresser

Kate Eales

Assistant Sound Editor

Michael C. Easter

Transportation Co-Captain

Jennifer Edwards

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Chad Elliot

Song

Gerard Engrassia

Dresser

Jeffrey A. Eplett

Electrician

Richard Euell

Driver

Faith Evans

Song Performer

Jordanna Fineberg

Wardrobe Supervisor

Frank Fleming

Assistant Costume Designer

Careen Fowles

Wardrobe Supervisor

Albert Freeman

Driver

Kathy Fundis

On-Set Dresser

Phil Galdston

Song

Steve Gamiello

Assistant Property Master

Nikke Gant

Set Production Assistant

Cherisse Gardner

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Kenneth Gaskins

Transportation Captain

Tyrese Gibson

Song Performer

Shaun Gilbert

Electrician

Timothy Granger

Song

Gloria Grant

Makeup Assistant

Glen I Gray

Assistant

Denise Green

Video

Bonnie Greenberg

Music Supervisor

Michael Greenplatt

Art Assistant

Jane Grover

Other

Celine Gulekjian

Other

David H

Song

Matt Haasch

Foley

Tania Habermann

Wardrobe

Kenneth L. Halsband

Location Manager

Al Harewood

Song Performer

James Harris

Song

Quentin Harris

Hair Stylist

Desmond Harvey

Craft Service

Ira Hearshen

Original Music

Heavy D.

Song Performer

Fred Heid

Color Timer

Michael Herlihy

Carpenter

Jonathan Herron

Camera Operator

Lauryn Hill

Song Performer

Michael T Hindle

Driver

Gershon F. Hinkson

Assistant Editor

John Hirst

Video

Jerome F. Holway

Steadicam Operator

Tom Hom

Production Assistant

Terrence Howard

Song Performer

Terrence Howard

Song

Sean Huff

Assistant Sound Editor

Yoland D Hunt

Casting Associate

Mark C Hutchinson

Set Production Assistant

Kalina Ivanov

Production Designer

Laurie Jackson

Assistant Director

Mckinley Jackson

Song

Jimmy Jam

Song

Sondra James

Voice Casting

Teddy Janicki

Other

Jamey Jaz

Song

Debra Jeffreys

Unit Production Manager

Tomi Jenkins

Song

Georg Jensen

Special Thanks To

Bill Johnson

Song Performer

David Jones

Song

Kris Jones

Special Thanks To

Heather Kane

Assistant Property Master

Dr. Louis Katz

Medic

Lewis Keirston

Song

Stan Keitt

Assistant

Toni Kennedy

Makeup Assistant

Charles Kilik

Special Thanks To

Ricky Kinchen

Song

Michael Kingsley

Other

Sam Kitt

Producer

Beyoncé Knowles

Song

Beyoncé Knowles

Song Performer

Ritchie Kotzen

Music

Kenny Lattimore

Song

James P Lauer

Special Thanks To

Ellin Lavar

Hair Stylist

Alberta G Lee

Other

Andre Lee

Assistant

Cliff Lee

Special Thanks To

Cliff Lee

Song

Consuela Lee

Song

Consuela Lee

Song Performer

David C. Lee

Photography

Malcolm D. Lee

Screenplay

Nancy A. Lee

Special Thanks To

Sean Lee

Song

Sean Lee

Song Performer

Spike Lee

Producer

Wing Lee

Art Director

Dave Levine

Electrician

Lisa J Levine

Adr Editor

Terry Lewis

Song

David Lomax

Stunt Coordinator

Joseph Lombardi

Accounting Assistant

Mike Lowe

Song

Letoya Luckett

Song

Kenneth Lukasiewic

Driver

Sherry Lwin

Other

William Maccready

Driver

Mark Mann

Foreman

Anthony Marino

Driver

Bob Marley

Song Performer

Bob Marley

Song

Douglas A. Martines

Cable Operator

Anthony Martino

Driver

Keith Matthis

Camera

Jeff Mazzola

Property Master

John Mazzola

Dolly Grip

Ron Mazzola

Best Boy Grip

Ron Mazzola

Grip

Darryl Mcclary

Song

Dede Mcguire

Other

Bruce Mcnally

Other

John Mcnay

Driver

Gene Meyer

Special Thanks To

Dwight Meyers

Song

Steve Miller

Music

Cynthia Morales

Art Assistant

Wallace Mosley

Driver

Me'shell Ndegeocello

Song Performer

Me'shell Ndegeocello

Song

Marc Nelson

Song Performer

Dale Pierce Nielson

Assistant Director

Homer O'dell

Song

Tim O'shea

Foley

Eric Oden

Special Thanks To

Bill Orrico

Apprentice

Ed Parra

Art Assistant

Carol Smith Pasariello

Special Thanks To

Quincy Patrick

Song

Christopher Patterson

Apprentice

Jay Peck

Foley Artist

Michael Pinckney

Assistant Director

Richard Porta

Other

Mary Ellen Porto

Dialogue Editor

Sonya Prasad

Other

Andrew Priestley

Camera Operator

Carl Prinzi

Camera Operator

Frank Prinzi

Director Of Photography

Frank Prinzi

Other

Gary Qualles

Driver

Denise Rasberry

Office Assistant

Film Details

Also Known As
Best Man, mariage de l'année
MPAA Rating
PG
Genre
Drama
Romantic Comedy
Release Date
1999
Production Company
Douglas A. Martines
Distribution Company
Universal Pictures
Location
New York City, New York, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
2h

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of three 1999 NAACP Image Awards for Best Picture, Best Actress (Nia Long) and Best Supporting Actor (Terrence Howard).

Released in United States Fall October 22, 1999

Released in United States on Video February 29, 2000

Released in United States August 1999

Shown at Urbanworld Film Festival in New York City (Worldwide Plaza) August 4-8, 1999.

Feature directorial debut for Malcolm D. Lee.

Completed shooting December 3, 1998.

Began shooting October 5, 1998.

Released in United States Fall October 22, 1999

Released in United States on Video February 29, 2000

Released in United States August 1999 (Shown at Urbanworld Film Festival in New York City (Worldwide Plaza) August 4-8, 1999.)