The Simian Line


1h 46m 2000

Brief Synopsis

On a recent night, in Weehawken, New Jersey, four couples of differing backgrounds bring eight very different sets of hopes and aspirations to the dinner table of a neighborhood party. When Rick invites Arnita, a fortune-teller, to the house for entertainment, everything is thrown into disarray with

Film Details

Also Known As
Simian Line
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2000
Production Company
Alter Image Inc; Blue Fish; Body & Soul; Budget Rent A Car; C J Kerr; C S C; C5, Inc.; Calvin Klein Eyewear; Canali; Caviar House; Coach; Cole-Haan; Cue Heaven Studio; David Yurman Jewelry; Dawa Movies; Dkny Hoisery/Dkny; Doll House; Duart Film And Video; Early Halloween; Eastman Kodak; Ericsson Cellular; Expendables Plus; Fendi Eyewear; Floris, London; Fresh Samantha Juice; H Stern; H Y P; Hanes; Hugo Boss; Immaculate Matching Company; Jones Of New York; Kelly Glass Studio; Kiel'S; La Carton Iv; La Perla; La Petite Coquette; Lands End; Lentini Communications; Linda Yellen Company; Moet & Chandon; Moet et Chandon; Mulberry Street Coats; New Jersey Motion Picture/Tv Commission; New York City Mayor's Office of Film, Theatre and Broadcasting; Nike; Nina-Delmar; O S B Business Services; Omega Entertainment, Inc.; Panavision, Ltd.; Paul Labreque Salon; Phillips Cellular; Pryor Cashman Sherman & Flynn Llp; Residents Of Weehawken; Revlon; Roots; Rzo; S L Productions; S S; Seagrams; Searle; Sephora; Shadow Studios; Sound Chambert Studio; T & A Catering; Tasco; Technicolor; Tommy Hilfiger; Trussardi; Urban Decay; W New York Hotel
Distribution Company
Gabriel Film Group; Allumination Filmwork Llc; Gabriel Film Group
Location
Weehawken, New Jersey, USA; New York City, New York, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 46m

Synopsis

On a recent night, in Weehawken, New Jersey, four couples of differing backgrounds bring eight very different sets of hopes and aspirations to the dinner table of a neighborhood party. When Rick invites Arnita, a fortune-teller, to the house for entertainment, everything is thrown into disarray with the prediction that "one couple will be finished by the end of the year." The foundations of each of the couple's relationships are shaken and their futures called into question. Initially dismissing the prediction as the word of an eccentric, the characters, one by one, find themselves drawn into personal journeys in search of their destinies.

Crew

Joseph Abboud

Special Thanks

Antonio L Arroyo

Sound Mixer

Charles Axelrod

Assistant (To Producers)

Tracey Axelrod

Assistant (To Producers)

Eric Bamforth

Set Production Assistant

Ethan Barshay

Assistant Cutter

Ruark Behan

Dolly Grip

Nicholas R Bell

1st Assistant Editor

Daniel Bennett

Executive Producer

Gisela Bernice

Screenwriter

Loran Bevans

Costume Supervisor

Diana Bittern

Special Thanks

Sue Blainey

Co-Editor

Danielle Caiet Bordwin

Costumes Assistant

Carmen Borgia

Dialogue Editor

Luciana Brafman

Executive In Charge Of Production

David Bridges

Director Of Photography

Geb Byers

1st Assistant Camera

Tim Chappel

Costume Designer

Christina Clum

Camera Loader

Sheldon Collins

Additional Stills

Claude Collins-stracensky

Property Assistant

Susanne Columbia

Assistant (To Linda Yellen)

Bob Corna

Driver

Patrick Cox

Special Thanks

John Craigmile

Production Auditor

Gloria Cruz

Hair Artist

Gloria Cruz

Assistant Make-Up

David Dart

Special Thanks

Moira Demos

Lighting Technician

Aaron Deneberg

Negative Cutter

Bronwen Densmore

Set Dresser

Edward Devereaux

Honeywagon Driver

Christian Dior

Special Thanks

Tom Downey

2nd Assistant Camera

Julie Dubrow

Other

Henry Dunn

Production Designer

Curtis Eberhardt

Digital Artist

Ilena T Elevitch

Assistant (To Jordan Walker-Pearlman)

Kristin English

Assistant (To Jordan Walker-Pearlman)

Michael Escott

Executive Producer

Michael Espinosa

Set Production Assistant

John Eudala

Driver

Dan Ferat

Sound Mixer

Kevin Flynn

Other

Sean Fogel

Production Coordinator

Susan Fried

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Toni Fusco

Assistant Costume Designer

Elliott Gamson

Negative Conformer

Stacie Gediman

Other

Jeff Geist

Astrological Consultant

Samantha Giblin

Property Master

Ganine Glorgione

Choreographer

Christopher B Green

Assistant Camera Operator

Jason K Grey

Location Assistant

John Gutierrez

Boom Operator

Mark Hagerman

Office Assistant

Verna Hampton

Other

James Harker

Lighting Technician

Ian Hatton

Song Performer ("Bite Me" (Bite Me Band))

Curtis Hines

Boom Operator

Trish Hoffman

Line Producer

Trish Hoffman

Unit Production Manager

Trish Hofmann

Line Producer

Trish Hofmann

Unit Production Manager

Ty Howell

Art Department Assistant

Lisa Janks

Special Thanks

Jule A Jappe

Location Manager

Cindy Jeffers

Video Assistant

Betsey Johnson

Special Thanks

Bob Jorissen

Editor

Daryl K

Special Thanks

Roc Kardy

Special Thanks

Chris Karlof

Assistant Chief Lighting Technician

Judy Karp

Sound Mixer

Dr. Louis Katz

Special Thanks

Erica Kay

Assistant Production Coordinator

Lee Kazista

2nd Assistant Camera

Kathleen Kearney

Set Production Assistant

D Kerr

Special Thanks

Danita Knight

Costume Assistant

Sara Kugelmass

Art Department Coordinator

Jansen Lamble

Boom Operator

Brian Lamere

Sound Effects Editor

George Lara

Foley Recordist

Chris Laurence

Hair Stylist

Michael Leeds

From Story

Amy Leiner

Special Thanks

Alysha Levine

Office Assistant

Mark Levy

Song Performer ("Bite Me" (Bite Me Band))

Daniel Lubell

Driver

Maggie Mailer

Other

Artur Marcolin

Company Grip

Barry Markowitz

Additional Photography

Alexander Markowski

Supervising Sound Editor

Chelsea Maruskin

Set Decorator

Charles Mcentee

Dolly Grip

Kathreine Blount Miles

Production Executive

Laraine S Mills

Craft Service

Betsey Nagler

Boom Operator

Marit Nieuwland

Still Photographer

Luis Nieves

Set Production Assistant

Kimberly A Noble

Location Scout

Martin Nowlan

Other

Donal O'ceilleachair

Associate Film Editor

Brenden O'hanlan

Driver

Joanne Ottaviano

Makeup Artist

George Pattison

Camera Operator

Jack Peck

Foley Artist

Dave Pelman

Music Editor

Amy Posner

Assistant Cutter

David Pultz

Color Timer

Cesar Quinones

Location Scout

Robert Renfield

Producer

Maria E Rodriguez

Assistant (To Linda Yellen)

Barbara Rose

Assistant (To Luciana Branfman)

Patrick Seymour

Song ("The Water Is Wide (Traditional)"), Song ("Bite Me")

Patrick Daniel Seymour

Special Thanks

Patrick Seymour

Music

Tristan Sheridan

Chief Lighting Technician

Paul J Sherman

Special Thanks

Paul J Sherman

Legal Services (Pryor Cashman Sherman & Flynn)

Rachel Short

Other

Michael H Sibley

Location Manager

Joseph Silver

Digital Artist

Jamie Silverstein

Camera Operator

Arnold Skolnick

Graphic Design

Michael Smith

Assistant Director

Michael I Smith

2nd Assistant Director

Tim Smith

Set Dresser

Kate Spade

Special Thanks

Felicia Standel

Set Production Assistant

Kimberly Strouse

Assistant (To Linda Yellen)

Maireid Sullivan

Song Performer ("The Water Is Wide (Traditional)")

Christopher Swartout

1st Assistant Director

Stephen Syarto

Re-Recording Mixer

Katrina Tabori

Assistant (To Linda Yellen)

Eric Thorngren

Music Mixer

Pamela Thur

Unit Production Manager

George Tsakas

Effects Supervisor

David Tuttman

Camera Operator

Heidel Vietze

Other

Monika Von Manteuffel

Script Supervisor

Ajamu Walker

Driver

Jordan Walker-pearlman

Co-Producer

J Walter

Special Thanks

Beth Warshofsky

Digital Artist

Paul Weiner

Grip & Electric Driver

Steve Weisberg

Location Assistant

Edward Williams

Lighting Technician

Montel Williams

Executive Producer

Scott Winston

Digital Artist

Art Wood

Adr Recordist

Linda Yellen

Producer

Linda Yellen

From Story

Michael Yetter

Negative Cutter

Keith Yokouboff

Digital Artist

David Yuman

Special Thanks

Judith Zarin

Co-Producer

Film Details

Also Known As
Simian Line
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2000
Production Company
Alter Image Inc; Blue Fish; Body & Soul; Budget Rent A Car; C J Kerr; C S C; C5, Inc.; Calvin Klein Eyewear; Canali; Caviar House; Coach; Cole-Haan; Cue Heaven Studio; David Yurman Jewelry; Dawa Movies; Dkny Hoisery/Dkny; Doll House; Duart Film And Video; Early Halloween; Eastman Kodak; Ericsson Cellular; Expendables Plus; Fendi Eyewear; Floris, London; Fresh Samantha Juice; H Stern; H Y P; Hanes; Hugo Boss; Immaculate Matching Company; Jones Of New York; Kelly Glass Studio; Kiel'S; La Carton Iv; La Perla; La Petite Coquette; Lands End; Lentini Communications; Linda Yellen Company; Moet & Chandon; Moet et Chandon; Mulberry Street Coats; New Jersey Motion Picture/Tv Commission; New York City Mayor's Office of Film, Theatre and Broadcasting; Nike; Nina-Delmar; O S B Business Services; Omega Entertainment, Inc.; Panavision, Ltd.; Paul Labreque Salon; Phillips Cellular; Pryor Cashman Sherman & Flynn Llp; Residents Of Weehawken; Revlon; Roots; Rzo; S L Productions; S S; Seagrams; Searle; Sephora; Shadow Studios; Sound Chambert Studio; T & A Catering; Tasco; Technicolor; Tommy Hilfiger; Trussardi; Urban Decay; W New York Hotel
Distribution Company
Gabriel Film Group; Allumination Filmwork Llc; Gabriel Film Group
Location
Weehawken, New Jersey, USA; New York City, New York, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 46m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Fall November 16, 2001

Released in United States on Video February 21, 2006

Released in United States January 2000

Released in United States June 2000

Released in United States October 2000

Shown at Nortel Palm Springs International Film Festival January 13-24, 2000.

Shown at Nashville Independent Film Festival (Closing Night) June 7-11, 2000.

Shown at Hamptons International Film Festival (Spotlight) October 11-15, 2000.

Began shooting January 18, 1999.

Completed shooting January 30, 1999.

Released in United States Fall November 16, 2001

Released in United States on Video February 21, 2006

Released in United States January 2000 (Shown at Nortel Palm Springs International Film Festival January 13-24, 2000.)

Released in United States June 2000 (Shown at Nashville Independent Film Festival (Closing Night) June 7-11, 2000.)

Released in United States October 2000 (Shown at Hamptons International Film Festival (Spotlight) October 11-15, 2000.)