Love Don't Cost a Thing


1h 41m 2003

Brief Synopsis

With his head always buried in a book or under the hood of a car, Alvin has spent the last three years of high school grinding away at his studies and working as a pool boy to earn extra cash. No doubt, Alvin's focus has paid off: he's finally saved enough Benjamins to finish building an engine he

Film Details

Also Known As
Can't Buy Me Love Remake, If You Were My Girl
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2003
Distribution Company
WARNER BROS. PICTURES DISTRIBUTION (WBPD)
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA; Tucson, Arizona, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 41m

Synopsis

With his head always buried in a book or under the hood of a car, Alvin has spent the last three years of high school grinding away at his studies and working as a pool boy to earn extra cash. No doubt, Alvin's focus has paid off: he's finally saved enough Benjamins to finish building an engine he designed--an engine that's going to win him a much-needed college scholarship. But while Alvin is off the charts academically socially, he's a big phat zero. Invisible to the "Elites," the school's designer label-sporting in-crowd, Alvin spends his Saturday nights playing cards with his equally dorky friends and watching home basketball games from the visitors section. It d sn't help that Alvin is a bit of a disappointment to his father Clarence, an old school player who longs to re-live his glory days as a ladies man through his impossibly shy son. As he enters his senior year, Alvin is jonesing to kick his nerdy persona to the curb and somehow become cool enough to chill with ultra-popular students like Paris Morgan, the hottest girl in school and queen of the Elites. When Paris accidentally wrecks her mother's Cadillac Escalade, Alvin seizes the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and engineers a plan to launch him from pariah to player. He presents her with a simple deal: in exchange for Alvin laying down the cash and fixing her mother's car, Paris will fake a front--pretend to date him--and ensure his entrée into the ranks of the school's elite. Desperate to get the car fixed before her mother finds out about the accident, Paris reluctantly agrees to Alvin's plan.

Crew

Phalon Alexander

Song

Phalon Alexander

Song Performer

David Anthony

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Brad Arensman

Post-Production Supervisor

Jamie Arsenault

Production Coordinator

Steve Atwell

Swing Gang

Michael Baber

Music Editor

Brett Bagley

Best Boy Grip

Philip Bailey

Song

April Baker

Production Assistant

Sharon Barnebey

Construction

Jessica Bender

Sound

Stewart Bernstein

Sound Editor

Troy Beyer

Screenplay

Troy Beyer

Song

Brandi Borden

Loader

Anthony Borella

Driver

Brent Brewington

Boom Operator

Jeff Brewis

Special Effects

Tayla Brookman

Production Assistant

Carol Brown

Makeup

Joe Budden

Song Performer

Joe Budden

Song

Mark Burg

Producer

Lisette Bustamante

Choreographer

Barney Cabral

Supervising Sound Editor

Kweli Calderon

Makeup Artist

Nick Cannon

Song

Nick Cannon

Song Performer

Reuben Cannon

Casting

Reuben Cannon

Producer

Nicole Capasso

Key Costumer

Bob Carmichael

Camera Operator

Joe Cartegena

Song

Mr. Mr Cheeks

Song Performer

Lisette Chonique

Choreographer

Kate Christensen

Editorial Assistant

Robert Cleavland

Song

Terrell Clegg

Assistant Editor

George Clinton Jr.

Song

Yolanda T Cochran

Production Accountant

David Codron

Editor

Chuck Cohen

Director Of Photography

Chad Cole

Assistant

Bootsy Collins

Song

Sean Combs

Song Performer

Sean Combs

Song

Xiomara Comrie

Assistant Camera

Tom Connole

Camera Operator

C E Courtney

Rigging Electrician

Ric Cousins

Song

Ric Cousins

Music Producer

Lindsay Crosby

Transportation

Mike Daneshrad

Production Assistant

Elden Davey

Song

Don Davis

Assistant Camera

Kira Davis

Coproducer

Mark Davis

Production Assistant

Morris Day

Song Performer

Cris Dearce

Set Production Assistant

Glen Deitell

Assistant Camera

Jermaine Denny

Song

Brad Douglas

Swing Gang

Beau Dozier

Music Producer

Beau Dozier

Song

Rama Duke

Song Performer

Rickley W Dumm

Sound Editor

Richard Dwan

Sound Editor

Bernard Edwards

Song

David Ellis

Art Director

Skip Fairlee

Driver

Frank Fisher

Rigging Grip

Gordon Fordyce

Music Engineer

Gordon Fordyce

Music Scoring Mixer

John Formichella

Assistant

Joshua Foster

Swing Gang

Kim Foster

Casting Assistant

William Freesh

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Ronald Frost

Song

Connor Gaffney

Set Production Assistant

Jeff Gatesman

Rigging Electrician

Alex Gayner

Assistant Director

Alex Gayner

Associate Producer

Steven R. Gehrke

Script Supervisor

Richard Gibbs

Original Score

William Gilleran

Key Rigging Grip

Joyce Anne Gilstrap

Set Decorator

Richard Girod

Construction

Jerome Glassman

Driver

Daniel C Gold

Camera Operator

Lukasz Gottwald

Song

Carol Grant

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Al Green

Song Performer

Al Green

Song

Sam Griffin

Electrician

Tony Guzman

Rigging Electrician

Peter Hackett

Driver

Traci Hale

Song

Blake Hamilton

Assistant

Emil Clayton Hampton

Assistant Camera

Lee Harper

Song

Barbara Harris

Voice Casting

John Hartigan

Special Effects Coordinator

Robyn Harwood

Assistant

Ontario Haynes

Song

Ontario Haynes

Music Producer

Justin Healy

Assistant Location Manager

Vivian Hengsteler

Negative Cutter

Orlando Hernandez

Best Boy Electric

Bryan Higgins

Song

Gabriel Higgins

Property Master

Timothy Hillman

Location Manager

Martin L. Hudson

Assistant Location Manager

Charles E. Hugo

Song

Timothy Iaquinta

Electrician

Alan Jackson

Song

James Jackson

Song

Gregory E Jacobs

Song

Broderick Johnson

Producer

Krister C Johnson

Driver

Ali Jones

Song

George Kallimanis

Key Rigging Grip

Dave Katz

Song

R. Kelly

Song

R. Kelly

Song Performer

Terrance Kelly

Song

Anthony Kent

Song

Erma Kent

Hair

Hakim Kent

Electrician

Jasmine Kimble

Hair Stylist

Matthew C. Kime

Assistant Property Master

Andrew Kosove

Producer

S Kotecha

Song

Oren Koules

Executive Producer

Scott Kowalchyk

Set Production Assistant

Dominick Lamb

Song

Salvatore J Lauria

Driver

Jerry Lee

Accountant

Murphy Lee

Song Performer

Maya Levin

Accounting Assistant

Nava Levin

Coproducer

Nava Levin

Unit Production Manager

Sandy Linzer

Song

Steve Lippross

Accounting Assistant

Stephen Lonano

Assistant Director

Tom Long

Sound Recordist

James R Lowder

Transportation Coordinator

Karri Lucas

Assistant

Chris Machado

Set Production Assistant

Alyson Macinnis

Costumer

Bonnie Mackey

Instructor

Jennifer Mallini

Costume Designer

Jeff Maroun

Electrician

Todd Mayne

Swing Gang

Errol Mccalla

Song

Errol Mccalla

Music Producer

Mark Mcdermitt

Driver

Mike Mcgarry

Grip

Tommie Mclaughlin

Song

Gearey Mcleod

Camera Operator

Cabot Mcmullen

Production Designer

Michael Mcquarn

Music Supervisor

David Melito

Art Department

J. Larry Michael

Driver

Lucy Michael

Medic

Carmen Milian

Costumer

Willie Mitchell

Song

Gary Molyneux

Rigging Grip

Jim Moores

Transportation Coordinator

Tron Morgan

Costumer

Walter Morrison Jr.

Song

Ali Shaheed Muhammed

Song

Brian Mulchy

Assistant

John Munson

Rigging Electrician

Torhi Murphy

Song

Blyth Nailling

Casting Assistant

Tim Nash

Grip

Robert Nichols

Sound Recordist

Thabiso Nkhereanye

Song

Erika Nuri

Song

Obi Nwobosi

Song

Redmond O'neal

Production Assistant

Jim Oliveri

Construction Coordinator

Sharon Oliveri

Painter

Jeannette Ortega

Song Performer

Jeannette Ortega

Song

Steve Page

Craft Service

Mahammad Parks

Song Performer

Mahammad Parks

Song

Chris Pavlu

Rigging Electrician

Aaron Pazanti

Camera Operator

Haydn Pazanti

Loader

Timothy Pearson

Foley Artist

John Peccatiello

Foley

Herb Pedersen

Foley Mixer

Daniel Pershing

Dolly Grip

Christine Peters

Costume Designer

Daniel Petrie

Other

Charlie Portillo

Caterer

Ains Prasad

Song

Film Details

Also Known As
Can't Buy Me Love Remake, If You Were My Girl
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2003
Distribution Company
WARNER BROS. PICTURES DISTRIBUTION (WBPD)
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA; Tucson, Arizona, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 41m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States on Video April 27, 2004

Released in United States Winter December 12, 2003

Remake of "Can't Buy Me Love" (USA/1987) directed by James Foley.

Began shooting January 8, 1987.

Completed shooting February 1987.

Released in United States on Video April 27, 2004

Released in United States Winter December 12, 2003