Tortilla Soup


1h 50m 2001

Brief Synopsis

Retired Mexican-American chef Martin Naranjo shares an L.A. home with his three gorgeous, but single, adult daughters. Though he long ago lost his ability to taste, Martin still lives to cook incredibly lavish dinners for his loved ones and to serve them in a family-style ritual at traditional sit-d

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
2001
Distribution Company
Samuel Goldwyn Films
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA; Encino, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 50m

Synopsis

Retired Mexican-American chef Martin Naranjo shares an L.A. home with his three gorgeous, but single, adult daughters. Though he long ago lost his ability to taste, Martin still lives to cook incredibly lavish dinners for his loved ones and to serve them in a family-style ritual at traditional sit-down meals. Although the women humor their father's old-fashioned ways, each of them is searching for fulfillment outside the family circle. College student Maribel is growing increasingly frustrated with the singles scene and wants a steady man; gorgeous career woman Carmen is fed up with her boyfriend and his wandering eye; meanwhile, eldest daughter Letitia, who has suppressed her own romantic longings, senses something missing in her life. Things take a turn for the romantic when Dad, a widower, meets a vivacious divorcee on the lookout for a mate and each of his daughters, in turn, finds someone. But they'll all discover that the recipe for happiness may call for some unexpected ingredients.

Crew

Ed Adams

Transportation Captain

Hector Alberto

Stand-In

Peter Alton

Video Assist/Playback

Denise Anderson Poore

Set Production Assistant

Mauricio Arcas

Song

Richard Arling

Song

Sam Aronson

Adr Mixer

Juan Arrondo

Song

Micah Auerbach

Swing Gang

Atsuko Ohtani Bailey

Assistant Production Coordinator

Gregg Barbanell

Foley Artist

John Barr

Gaffer

Robbie Bartholomew

Rerecording

Claudia Becker

Casting

Becca Bender

Assistant Camera Operator

Ivan Benevides

Song

Loren Bess

Driver

Ryan Beyer

On-Set Dresser

Roberta I Bile

Set Costumer

Mike Blanchet

Best Boy Grip

Vera Blasi

Screenplay

Moe Blay

Driver

Andrew Blumenthal

Editor

Sean Boyriven

Office Assistant

Stephen Bracken

Swing Gang

Gregg Bridges

Key Grip

Tony Bryan

Other

Gerry Cameron

Song

Gary L Camp

Steadicam Operator

Michael Carney

Swing Gang

Patricio Castillo

Song

Patricio Castillo

Song Performer

Angela Catanzaro

Assistant Editor

Frank Ceglia

Special Effects Coordinator

N Kristine Chadwick

Hair

Jesse James Chisholm

Video Assist/Playback

Joseph Cigliano

Wardrobe Supervisor

Sharon Cingle

Script Supervisor

Jan Citron

Other

Anthony Cody

Best Boy Grip

Howard Cohen

Special Thanks To

Bill Conti

Music

Kelly Cortez

Stand-In

Peter Costelli

Location Manager

Paul Cottrell

Medic

Steve Crestol

Best Boy

Tim Crutchfield

Driver

Brooke Dammkoehler

Assistant

Marie Daulne

Song

Dee Dee Davis

Post-Production

Joe Davis

Song

Ryan Davis

Other

Doris Day

Song Performer

Stefan Dechant

Special Thanks To

Chris Dery

Other

Vincent Dery

Other

Rachael Desmond

Other

Warren Dewey

Adr

Sandra L Dixon

Assistant Production Accountant

Robert Douglas

On-Line Editor

Lila Down

Song Performer

Rick Downey

Negative Cutting

Caryn Drake

Office Assistant

Jamie Dunlap

Song

Rosie Duprat-fort

Makeup Artist

Kyle Eickoff

Carpenter

Steve Fagerquist

Visual Effects

Osvaldo Farres

Song

C Lia Faussart

Song

L N Faussart

Song

Rorri Feinstein

Assistant

Susan Feniger

Other

Kimberly Fiallo-tarver

Makeup Assistant

Bill Fiege

Sound Mixer

Craig Fikse

Steadicam Operator

Doris Fisher

Song

Billy Flick

Sound Mixer

Clare Freeman

Sound

B Garcia

Song

Sergent Garcia

Song Performer

Kris Garfield

Foley

Sandy Gendler

Sound Editor

Julieann Getman

Set Decorator

Bryan Gettman

Swing Gang

Bebel Gilberto

Song Performer

Bebel Gilberto

Song

Karen Gillingham

Other

Alan Goldenhar

Gaffer

Libby Goldstein

Casting

Samuel Goldwyn Jr.

Executive Producer

Christian Gomez

Other

Meyer Gottlieb

Associate Producer

Troy Gould

Driver

Madison Gray

Stand-In

Xavier Pérez Grobet

Director Of Photography

John Grondorf

Assistant

Lynn Grossman

Special Thanks To

Shaun Gussin

Construction Coordinator

Scott G G Haller

Dialogue Editor

Richard Harding

Office Assistant

Kevin Hearst

Post-Production

Jonathan Hennessey

Assistant Director

Heather Hoffman

Set Costumer

Miriam Holder Jacobs

Production Supervisor

Lisa Howard

Unit Production Manager

Jody Hutchins

Key Grip

Roy Irwin

Medic

Ann Johansson

Photography

Courtney Jones

Grip

Eric P Jones

Assistant Director

Julianne Jordan

Music Supervisor

Stanley Kastner

Rerecording

Jeannie H Kelly

Set Costumer

Shawn Kennelly

Foley Mixer

Monique King

Other

Robert E King

Grip

Steven Klinghoffer

Boom Operator

Lance Krive

Rerecording

Linda Kwam

Script Supervisor

Toto La Momposina

Song

Matt Landry

Grip

Mark Lanza

Sound

Ang Lee

From Story

Kojo Lewis

Location Manager

Wang Hui Ling

Source Material

Frank Lombardo

Assistant Property Master

Kimberly Lombardo

Props

Deeya Loram

Medic

Junie Lowry-johnson

Casting

Leora Lutz

Swing Gang

Alicia Maccarone

Production Designer

Laura Macias

Foley Artist

Stoyan Malcheu

Driver

John Bard Manulis

Producer

Tony Pasquale Marchese

Craft Service

James Marler

Assistant Property Master

Jeff Maroun

Other

Miguel Matamoros

Song

Chris Mcgeary

Music Editor

Thomas J. Mcgowan

Other

Lori Mellman

Assistant Director

Ileane Meltzer

Costume Designer

Ramon Menendez

Screenplay

Chris Miller

Post-Production

Wayne Miller

Other

Mary Sue Milliken

Other

Joel Morales

Assistant Director

Todd Morrissey

Other

John Mott

Art Director

Patrick A Murphy

Other

Tom Musca

Screenplay

Steve Nafshun

Adr Mixer

Donal Nelson

Sound

Scott Nickoley

Song

Jay Norof

Transportation Coordinator

Brad North

Sound Effects Editor

Nancy Kyong Nugent

Sound

Ernesto Ocampo

Song

Eliades Ochoa

Song Performer

Jarrod Oswald

Assistant Camera Operator

Jose Luis Pardo

Song

Stacy Parker

Production Coordinator

Emanuel Pereira

Post-Production Supervisor

Joel Peterson

Production Coordinator

Buddy Petrucelli

Driver

Jeff Porrello

Boom Operator

Stephen Przybylowski

Assistant

M Terah Rahming

Production Accountant

Frank Ramey

Assistant Production Accountant

Ted Rawley

Special Thanks To

Alicia Richards

Medic

Allan Roberts

Song

Daniel Robinson

Grip

Adrian Rodriguez

Assistant Camera Operator

Glen P Rose

On-Line Editor

Dana Ross

Color Timer

David Roumbos

Caterer

Joni Rowe

Foley Artist

Sean Rowe

Foley Artist

Roy Roman Ruiz

Security

Tony Ruiz

Driver

Nathaniel Rundle

Set Production Assistant

Shelly Russell

Driver

Mariana Sanchez De Antunano

Camera Operator

Mariana Sanchez De Antunano

Director Of Photography

Charles Scaife

On-Set Dresser

James Schamus

From Story

Ella Schmidt

On-Set Dresser

Robert Seeley

Art Assistant

Kathryn Segura

Animal Wrangler

Adr Voice Services

Other

James Shamus

Screenplay

Ron Shannon

Other

Burton Sharp

Other

Helene Siegle

Other Writer

Doris Silverton

Special Thanks To

Larry Silverton

Special Thanks To

Bobby Smith

Special Thanks To

Sherry Snodgrass

Assistant Set Decorator

Joseph Solari

Assistant

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
2001
Distribution Company
Samuel Goldwyn Films
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA; Encino, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 50m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Co-winner of the 2002 Artios Award for Feature Film - Independent by the Casting Society of America (CSA).

Released in United States 2001

Released in United States August 31, 2001

Released in United States on Video January 15, 2002

Released in United States Summer August 24, 2001

Shown at Seattle International Film Festival (Gala) May 24 - June 17, 2001.

Inspired by "Eat Drink Man Woman" (Taiwan/1994) directed by Ang Lee.

Began shooting July 12, 2000.

Completed shooting August 14, 2000.

Project is part of Foundation Entertainment's production deal with Samuel Goldwyn Films.

Foundation Entertainment is John Bard Manulis' company.

Released in United States 2001 (Shown at Seattle International Film Festival (Gala) May 24 - June 17, 2001.)

Released in United States on Video January 15, 2002

Released in United States Summer August 24, 2001

Released in United States August 31, 2001 (New York City)