She Hate Me


2h 18m 2004

Brief Synopsis

Harvard-educated biotech executive John Henry "Jack" Armstrong gets fired when he informs on his bosses, launching an investigation into their business dealings by the Securities & Exchange Commission. Branded a whistle-blower and therefore unemployable, Jack desperately needs to make a living. When

Film Details

MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Comedy
Drama
Release Date
2004
Distribution Company
Sony Pictures Classics

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 18m

Synopsis

Harvard-educated biotech executive John Henry "Jack" Armstrong gets fired when he informs on his bosses, launching an investigation into their business dealings by the Securities & Exchange Commission. Branded a whistle-blower and therefore unemployable, Jack desperately needs to make a living. When his former girlfriend Fatima, a high powered businesswoman--and now a lesbian--offers him cash to impregnate her and her new girlfriend Alex, Jack is persuaded by the chance to make "easy" money. Word spreads and soon Jack is in the baby-making business at $10,000 a try. Lesbians with a desire for motherhood and the cash to spare are lining up to seek his services. But, between the attempts by his former employers to frame him for security fraud and his dubious fathering activities, Jack finds his life, all at once, becoming very complicated.

Cast

Carlos Leon

Patrick Lannigan

Performer

Paul Clarvis

Performer

Connie Freestone

Nick Rodwell

Performer

Catherine Rogers

Murphy Guyer

Neisha Butler

Gary Evans

Paul Albe

Stacey Wotton

Performer

Laura Goodwin

Paula Jai Parker

Zoe Lukes

Performer

Alice Liu

Davi Emanuel

Performer

Hal Sherman

Natasha Carabello

Andy Wood

Performer

Ellen Barkin

Naja Hill

Sarita Choudhury

Zoe Lake

Performer

Richard Watkins

Performer

Andy Findon

Performer

Keith Jochim

T.v. Carpio

Peter Michael Marino

Dania Ramirez

Steve Mcmanus

Performer

Chris Clad

Performer

Kim Director

Piper Corbett

Shira Bocar

Edward Vanderspar

Performer

Roslyn Tate

Alison Folland

Simon Gardner

Performer

Kym Hampton

Jamilah Rutherford

John Parricelli

Performer

Huw Jenkins

Performer

Wynn Hall

Laurence Davies

Performer

Tristan Taormino

Bradley Williams

Lars Hanson

Lemon Andersen

Brian Simons

Wynne Anders

Morven Bryce

Performer

Richard Kelly

David Bennett

Simon Fischer

Performer

Kendra Day

Pauline Tautu

Tim Amherst

Performer

John Turturro

Marion Mccorry

Ben Chappell

Performer

Lorraine Mcaslan

Performer

Don Mcvay

Performer

Liz Watson

Performer

Terence Blanchard

Performer

Jim Anderson

Performer

Joie Lee

Jim Ward

Chris Tardio

Rusen Gunes

Performer

Reynaldo Rosales

Peter Hanson

Performer

Derek Watkins

Performer

Hugh Webb

Performer

Liz Edwards

Performer

Mike Mcmenemy

Performer

Chiwetel Ejiofor

Anthony Mackie

Wass Stevens

Sarah Desage

Shakara Singh

Samrat Chakrabarti

Don Harvey

Christine Pepe

Mark Simon

Lead Man

Kerry Washington

Aura Grimolyte

Charles Santy

Steve Wright

Performer

Caroline Dale

Performer

Gerald Anthony

Steve Sidwell

Performer

Patrick Reale

Marty Murphy

Stephen Henderson

Performer

Ruth Mcdowell

Performer

Bruce White

Performer

Boguslav Kostecki

Performer

Sope Phang

Lonette Mckee

Pete Beachill

Performer

Michael Devine

Kristina Klebe

Sandy Endo

Christopher Wynkoop

Isiah Whitlock

Angela Forrest

Muriel Hurtado Herrera

Tim Miller

Robin Firman

Performer

Peter Kybart

Poorna Jagannathan

Cathy Giles

Performer

Reiad Chibah

Performer

David Juritz

Performer

Michael Genet

John Anderson

Performer

James Mccaffrey

Kandiss Edmundson

Woody Harrelson

Albert Zihenni

Kisha Batista

Bai Ling

Monica Bellucci

Rodney Jackson

Beatrix Lovejoy

Performer

Jeff Hughes

Ossie Davis

Jim Brown

Gustav Clarkson

Performer

Matthew Hunt

Performer

P.j. Brown

David Daniels

Performer

Martha Williams

Jade Wu

Ricky Aiello

Gill Thoday

Performer

Savannah Haske

Brian Dennehy

Claire Thompson

Performer

Linda Houghton

Performer

Chris Magna

Patrick Kiernan

Performer

James Debbouze

Crew

Patricio Adams

Craft Service

Danny Albano

Matte Painter

Judy Aley

Researcher

Stuart Allen

Crane Grip

Gil Amarol

Transportation Coordinator

Belinda Anderson

Hair Stylist

Liz Anwar

Apprentice

Frank Appicelli

Driver

Caroline Aragon

Apprentice

Beth Avery

Location Scout

Óskar Thór Axelsson

Apprentice

Jamie Baker

Foley Recordist

Tamu-ra Bakr

Rigging Electrician

Michael Balandic

Apprentice

Randall Balsmeyer

Digital Effects

Chris Baron

Music Producer

Carole Barone

Makeup Artist

Shawn Batey

Props

Wesley Battle

Dolly Grip

Terry Bell

Set Production Assistant

Diane Langone Benfield

Accounting Assistant

Russell Berg

Visual Effects

Carlie Bergman

Adr

Matt Berkoski

Stunts

Donna Berwick

Costume Designer

Lauren Billings

Apprentice

Terence Blanchard

Original Music

Terence Blanchard

Music

Jill Bogdanowicz

Colorist

Katie Boland

Apprentice

David Boulton

Adr

Dave Boyde

Driver

Todd Bozung

Music Supervisor

Brigitte Broch

Production Designer

Barry Alexander Brown

Editor

Francesca Buccellato

Makeup Artist

Russell Bullock

Scenic Artist

Peter Bundrick

Foreman

Terrence Laron Burke

Best Boy Grip

Dennis Burrell

Assistant Director

Geb Byers

Assistant Camera

Travis Call

Sound

Joseph A Campayno

Makeup Artist

Carol Campbell

Hair Stylist

Carmen Cardenas

Office Production Assistant

Christian Carmody

Assistant Camera

Shari Carpenter

Script Supervisor

Mike Castillo

Digital Effects Artist

Juan Castilo

Assistant

Michelle L Chai

Apprentice

Krissopher Chevannes

Adr

Jeff Christopherson

Digital Effects

Don Ciana

Color Timer

Chris Ciancimino

Apprentice

Dominick Cocuzzo

Best Boy Grip

Ali Cohen

Apprentice

Kim Coleman

Casting

Janelle Connor

Assistant

Piper Corbett

Set Production Assistant

Marko Costanzo

Foley Artist

Lamont Crawford

Grip

Magela Crosignani

Apprentice

Colin Cumberbatch

Production Supervisor

Joe Cunha

Driver

Ben D'andrea

Grip

Sari Dalena

Apprentice

Ana Dantas

Production Secretary

Harry Darrow

Graphic Artist

Kwasi Davis

Apprentice

William P Davis

Driver

Yvens De Thelismond

Costumer

Alex Deleon

Rigging Electrician

Ryan Denmark

Assistant Editor

James A Dolan

Electrician

James Domorski

Video Playback

Peter Donohue

Grip

Leonard Drake

Hair Stylist

Cynthia Edorh

Apprentice

Mike Ellis

Assistant Director

Kris Enos

Assistant Camera

Peter Epstein

Stunts

Deborah C Evans

Production Accountant

Millie Fearson

On-Set Dresser

Natacha Feola

Apprentice

Max Finnerman

Apprentice

Dan Fisher

On-Set Dresser

Tom Fleischman

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Sarah Frank

Art Director

Vic Fraser

Music

Randy Gallagher

Dolly Grip

Eugene Gearty

Sound Effects Editor

Michael Genet

Story By

Michael Genet

Screenplay

Cecile George

Coordinator

Glen Gertsen

Construction

Jessey Gertsen

Construction

Anita Gibson

Makeup Artist

Gerald Glouster

Grip

Ramiro A Gomez

Assistant Director

George Grenier

Driver

Shakti Greyson

Extras Casting Assistant

Hal Groshon

Rigging Gaffer

Don Gundacker

Driver

Arsen Gurgov

Hair Stylist

Carlos Gutierrez

Apprentice

Richard Hebrank

Construction Coordinator

Ruth Hernandez

Adr Editor

Cort Hessler Iii

Stunts

Gary Hildebrand

Best Boy Electric

Gary Hildebrand

Generator Operator

Ben Hillman

Animation Director

Tracey Hinds

Assistant Director

Derrick Hodge

Music

Monica Hoenig

Apprentice

Blake Holland

Animation Director

Preston L. Holmes

Producer

T W John House

Grip

Kim Houser

Location Manager

Hyurk Hur

Digital Effects Artist

Igor Ibradzic

Apprentice

Carrie Irons

Scenic Artist

Ken Ishii

Sound Mixer

Alex Jablonski

Assistant Editor

Darlene Jackson

Wardrobe Supervisor

Rodney Jackson

Set Production Assistant

Willow Jenkins

Video Assist/Playback

Eddie Joe

Coordinator

Hardwick Johnson

Camera

Malaika Johnson

Location Assistant

Jeffi Keaton

Electrician

Kathy Kelehan

Digital Effects

Robert Keller

Foreman

Frank Kern

Foley

Nader Kheirbek

Art Department

Steve Kirshoff

Special Effects Coordinator

Debra Knotts

Hair Stylist

Marissa Konell

Set Production Assistant

Connie Kozelik

Scenic Artist

Kristine Kryttre

Visual Effects

Kevin Ladson

Property Master

Jason Lampkin

Production Assistant

Dena Lang

Casting Assistant

George Lara

Foley Recordist

Mario T Lathan

Office Production Assistant

Renton Learmont

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Cinque Lee

Video

David C. Lee

Photography

Doosung Lee

Apprentice

Leron E Lee

Apprentice

Spike Lee

Screenplay

Spike Lee

Producer

James Lepow

Apprentice

Matthew Libatique

Director Of Photography

Debora Lilavois

Sound

Mo Link

Extras Casting Assistant

Steve Mack

Stunts

John Martin

Driver

Michelle Martini

Costume Designer

Leroy Mccarthy

Location Manager

Mark Mcdevitt

Loader

Yaminah Mckessey

Set Production Assistant

Jack Mclaughlin

Stunts

Garland Mclaurin

Apprentice

Parrish Mclean

Set Production Assistant

Valerie Mcmahon

Digital Effects

Kevin Meehan

Boom Operator

Brett Michel

Driver

Raul Midon

Song Performer

Raul Midon

Song

Sal Migliore

Visual Effects Producer

Nathaniel Miller

Film Lab

Peter Moc

Color

Julia Morgan

Assistant Director

Gerard Morrone

On-Set Dresser

Rudy Morrone

On-Set Dresser

Melody L Moses

Assistant Director

Wolfgang Muchow

Apprentice

Doug Murray

Adr

Malcolm Chin-soong Murray

Rigging Gaffer

Gene O'neill

Transportation

Adepeju Oduye

Apprentice

Tom O¿connell

Driver

Kristen Paladino

Casting

Rosa Palomo

Art Department Coordinator

Mike Papadopoulos

Electrician

Heather L Parish

Accounting Assistant

Heather L Parish

Post-Production Accountant

Aaron Parks

Music

Lenny Payan

Set Production Assistant

Diane Pearlman

Animator

Jay Peck

Foley Artist

Jason Perez

Set Production Assistant

Kris Perry

Production Assistant

Monty Phillips

Digital Effects Artist

Michael Pinckney

Assistant Director

Morgan Pitts

Property Master

David Pomier

Unit Production Manager

Corinne Pooler

Digital Effects Supervisor

Jeff Pullman

Boom Operator

Jodi Michelle Pynn

Stunts

Film Details

MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Comedy
Drama
Release Date
2004
Distribution Company
Sony Pictures Classics

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 18m

Articles

Ossie Davis (1917-2005)


Ossie Davis, the distinguished African-American character actor, director and civil rights activist, died of natural causes on February 4 in Miami Beach, where he was filming a movie. He was 87.

He was born Raiford Chatman Davis on December 18, 1917 in Cogdell, Georgia. His parents called him "R.C." When his mother registered his birth, the county clerk misunderstood her and thought she said "Ossie" instead of "R.C.," and the name stuck. He graduated high school in 1936 and was offered two scholarships: one to Savannah State College in Georgia and the other to the famed Tuskegee Institute in Alabama, but he could not afford the tuition and turned them down. He eventually saved enough money to hitchhike to Washington, D.C., where he lived with relatives while attending Howard University and studied drama.

As much as he enjoyed studying dramatics, Davis had a hunger to practice the trade professionally and in 1939, he left Howard University and headed to Harlem to work in the Rose McClendon Players, a highly respected, all-black theater ensemble in its day.

Davis' good looks and deep voice were impressive from the beginning, and he quickly joined the company and remained for three years. With the onset of World War II, Davis spent nearly four years in service, mainly as a surgical technician in an all-black Army hospital in Liberia, serving both wounded troops and local inhabitants before being transferred to Special Services to write and produce stage shows for the troops.

Back in New York in 1946, Davis debuted on Broadway in Jeb, a play about a returning black soldier who runs afoul of the Ku Klux Klan in the deep south. His co-star was Ruby Dee, an attractive leading lady who was one of the leading lights of black theater and film. Their initial romance soon developed into a lasting bond, and the two were married on December 9, 1948.

With Hollywood making much more socially conscious, adult films, particularly those that tackled themes of race (Lonely Are The Brave, Pinky, Lost Boundaries all 1949), it wasn't long before Hollywood came calling for Davis. His first film, with which he co-starred with his wife Dee, was a tense Joseph L. Mankiewicz's prison drama with strong racial overtones No Way Out (1950). He followed that up with a role as a cab driver in Henry Hathaway's Fourteen Hours (1951). Yet for the most part, Davis and Dee were primarily stage actors, and made few film appearances throughout the decade.

However, in should be noted that much of Davis time in the '50s was spent in social causes. Among them, a vocal protest against the execution of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, and an alignment with singer and black activist Paul Robeson. Davis remained loyal to Robeson even after he was denounced by other black political, sports and show business figures for his openly communist and pro-Soviet sympathies. Such affiliation led them to suspicions in the anti-Communist witch hunts of the early '50s, but Davis, nor his wife Dee, were never openly accused of any wrongdoing.

If there was ever a decade that Ossie Davis was destined for greatness, it was undoubtly the '60s. He began with a hit Broadway show, A Raisin in the Sun in 1960, and followed that up a year later with his debut as a playwright - the satire, Purlie Victorious. In it, Davis starred as Purlie, a roustabout preacher who returns to southern Georgia with a plan to buy his former master's plantation barn and turn it into a racially integrated church.

Although not an initial success, the play would be adapted into a Tony-award winning musical, Purlie years later. Yet just as important as his stage success, was the fact that Davis' film roles became much more rich and varied: a liberal priest in John Huston's The Cardinal (1963); an unflinching tough performance as a black soldier who won't break against a sadistic sergeant's racial taunts in Sidney Lumet's searing war drama The Hill (1965); and a shrewd, evil butler who turns the tables on his employer in Rod Serling's Night Gallery (1969).

In 1970, he tried his hand at film directing, and scored a hit with Cotton Comes to Harlem (1970), a sharp urban action comedy with Godfrey Cambridge and Raymond St. Jacques as two black cops trying to stop a con artist from stealing Harlem's poor. It's generally considered the first major crossover film for the black market that was a hit with white audiences. Elsewhere, he found roles in some popular television mini-series such as King, and Roots: The Next Generation (both 1978), but for the most part, was committed to the theater.

Happily, along came Spike Lee, who revived his film career when he cast him in School Daze (1988). Davis followed that up with two more Lee films: Do the Right Thing (1989), and Jungle Fever (1991), which also co-starred his wife Dee. From there, Davis found himself in demand for senior character parts in many films throughtout the '90s: Grumpy Old Men (1993), The Client (1994), I'm Not Rappaport (1996), and HBO's remake of 12 Angry Men (1997).

Davis and Dee celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in 1998 with the publication of a dual autobiography, In This Life Together, and in 2004, they were among the artists selected to receive the Kennedy Center Honors. Davis had been in Miami filming an independent movie called Retirement with co-stars George Segal, Rip Torn and Peter Falk.

In addition to his widow Dee, Davis is survived by three children, Nora Day, Hasna Muhammad and Guy Davis; and seven grandchildren.

by Michael T. Toole
Ossie Davis (1917-2005)

Ossie Davis (1917-2005)

Ossie Davis, the distinguished African-American character actor, director and civil rights activist, died of natural causes on February 4 in Miami Beach, where he was filming a movie. He was 87. He was born Raiford Chatman Davis on December 18, 1917 in Cogdell, Georgia. His parents called him "R.C." When his mother registered his birth, the county clerk misunderstood her and thought she said "Ossie" instead of "R.C.," and the name stuck. He graduated high school in 1936 and was offered two scholarships: one to Savannah State College in Georgia and the other to the famed Tuskegee Institute in Alabama, but he could not afford the tuition and turned them down. He eventually saved enough money to hitchhike to Washington, D.C., where he lived with relatives while attending Howard University and studied drama. As much as he enjoyed studying dramatics, Davis had a hunger to practice the trade professionally and in 1939, he left Howard University and headed to Harlem to work in the Rose McClendon Players, a highly respected, all-black theater ensemble in its day. Davis' good looks and deep voice were impressive from the beginning, and he quickly joined the company and remained for three years. With the onset of World War II, Davis spent nearly four years in service, mainly as a surgical technician in an all-black Army hospital in Liberia, serving both wounded troops and local inhabitants before being transferred to Special Services to write and produce stage shows for the troops. Back in New York in 1946, Davis debuted on Broadway in Jeb, a play about a returning black soldier who runs afoul of the Ku Klux Klan in the deep south. His co-star was Ruby Dee, an attractive leading lady who was one of the leading lights of black theater and film. Their initial romance soon developed into a lasting bond, and the two were married on December 9, 1948. With Hollywood making much more socially conscious, adult films, particularly those that tackled themes of race (Lonely Are The Brave, Pinky, Lost Boundaries all 1949), it wasn't long before Hollywood came calling for Davis. His first film, with which he co-starred with his wife Dee, was a tense Joseph L. Mankiewicz's prison drama with strong racial overtones No Way Out (1950). He followed that up with a role as a cab driver in Henry Hathaway's Fourteen Hours (1951). Yet for the most part, Davis and Dee were primarily stage actors, and made few film appearances throughout the decade. However, in should be noted that much of Davis time in the '50s was spent in social causes. Among them, a vocal protest against the execution of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, and an alignment with singer and black activist Paul Robeson. Davis remained loyal to Robeson even after he was denounced by other black political, sports and show business figures for his openly communist and pro-Soviet sympathies. Such affiliation led them to suspicions in the anti-Communist witch hunts of the early '50s, but Davis, nor his wife Dee, were never openly accused of any wrongdoing. If there was ever a decade that Ossie Davis was destined for greatness, it was undoubtly the '60s. He began with a hit Broadway show, A Raisin in the Sun in 1960, and followed that up a year later with his debut as a playwright - the satire, Purlie Victorious. In it, Davis starred as Purlie, a roustabout preacher who returns to southern Georgia with a plan to buy his former master's plantation barn and turn it into a racially integrated church. Although not an initial success, the play would be adapted into a Tony-award winning musical, Purlie years later. Yet just as important as his stage success, was the fact that Davis' film roles became much more rich and varied: a liberal priest in John Huston's The Cardinal (1963); an unflinching tough performance as a black soldier who won't break against a sadistic sergeant's racial taunts in Sidney Lumet's searing war drama The Hill (1965); and a shrewd, evil butler who turns the tables on his employer in Rod Serling's Night Gallery (1969). In 1970, he tried his hand at film directing, and scored a hit with Cotton Comes to Harlem (1970), a sharp urban action comedy with Godfrey Cambridge and Raymond St. Jacques as two black cops trying to stop a con artist from stealing Harlem's poor. It's generally considered the first major crossover film for the black market that was a hit with white audiences. Elsewhere, he found roles in some popular television mini-series such as King, and Roots: The Next Generation (both 1978), but for the most part, was committed to the theater. Happily, along came Spike Lee, who revived his film career when he cast him in School Daze (1988). Davis followed that up with two more Lee films: Do the Right Thing (1989), and Jungle Fever (1991), which also co-starred his wife Dee. From there, Davis found himself in demand for senior character parts in many films throughtout the '90s: Grumpy Old Men (1993), The Client (1994), I'm Not Rappaport (1996), and HBO's remake of 12 Angry Men (1997). Davis and Dee celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in 1998 with the publication of a dual autobiography, In This Life Together, and in 2004, they were among the artists selected to receive the Kennedy Center Honors. Davis had been in Miami filming an independent movie called Retirement with co-stars George Segal, Rip Torn and Peter Falk. In addition to his widow Dee, Davis is survived by three children, Nora Day, Hasna Muhammad and Guy Davis; and seven grandchildren. by Michael T. Toole

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Released in United States on Video February 1, 2005

Released in United States September 2004

Released in United States Summer July 28, 2004

Shown at Venice International Film Festival (out of competition) September 1-11, 2004.

Released in United States on Video February 1, 2005

Released in United States Summer July 28, 2004

Released in United States September 2004 (Shown at Venice International Film Festival (out of competition) September 1-11, 2004.)