Strangers with Candy


1h 27m 2005

Brief Synopsis

Jerri Blank, a forty-seven-year-old ex-con, junky-whore, returns to her family after thirty-two years of being a runaway and a jailbird. When Jerri arrives at her childhood home, she discovers her disappearance caused her father to slip into a self-induced coma. Moved by guilt and the hope of wakin

Film Details

Also Known As
Strangers With Candy: The Movie
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2005
Distribution Company
ThinkFilm
Location
New York City, New York, USA; New Jersey, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 27m

Synopsis

Jerri Blank, a forty-seven-year-old ex-con, junky-whore, returns to her family after thirty-two years of being a runaway and a jailbird. When Jerri arrives at her childhood home, she discovers her disappearance caused her father to slip into a self-induced coma. Moved by guilt and the hope of waking her father from his eternal slumber, Jerri decides to turn her life around by picking it up exactly where she left off--as a high school freshman. She's committed to starting over, only this time she's going to do the wrong things the right way. In high school, a world that turns out to be much crueler and more cut-throat than anything she encountered in prison, Jerri tries to find her place--that special interest or pursuit that will erase thirty-two years of debauchery. She stumbles upon the school-sponsored Science Fair. Convinced that winning the fair will somehow resurrect her father, she signs up, expecting an easy stroll down the road to victory. Not surprisingly, her path is fraught with the many problems and temptations that plague all teenagers. But this former boozer, user, and loser struggles against all odds, determined to make her silly dream of redemption come true.

Crew

Kristopher Allen

Other

Nick Anderson

Titles And Opticals

Toby Anderson

Animator

Tom Anderson

Titles And Opticals

Alicia Ashley

Stunts

Gerald Bakal

On-Set Dresser

Wesley Battle

Dolly Grip

Ashley Bearden

Production Coordinator

Joe Berger

Art Department

Sandy Berman

Sound Design

Sandy Berman

Song

Sandy Berman

Sound Supervisor

Christiana Blain

Stunts

Oliver Bokelberg

Director Of Photography

Eric Boncher

Best Boy Electric

David Bondelevitch

Music Editor

Jennifer Booth

Line Producer

Paul Bowman

On-Set Dresser

Jack Buckman

Transportation Captain

Peter Bundrick

Carpenter

Rob Burnett

Executive Producer

Kelley Burney

Art Department

Nicole Callender

Stunts

Claire Campbell

Costumes

Leslie Carvajal

Office Production Assistant

Mollie B Casey

Music

Rachael Christian

Song Performer

Janet Cleveland

Scenic Artist

Dominick Cocuzzo

Carpenter

Pat Cocuzzo

Carpenter

Stephen Colbert

Screenplay

Stephen Colbert

Original Score

Stephen Colbert

Coproducer

Stephen Colbert

Song

Rich Coleman

Sound Re-Recordist

J. C. Cook

Assistant Editor

Susie Cooley

Production

Stacy Courtney

Stunts

Angelina Cruz

Stunts

Juan Cruz

Driver

Ana Cuadra

Set Production Assistant

Robert Currie

Assistant Property Master

Benjamin Dailey

Assistant Camera

Lorena David

Producer

Howard Davidson

Key Grip

Anthony Defrenza

Song

Katrina Delmar

Art Department

Paul Dinello

Song

Paul Dinello

Screenplay

Roberta Doheny

Sound Mixer

Geoffrey Dowell

Stunts

Joshua Duncan

Assistant Editor

Brian Durham

Assistant Property Master

Michael Engel

Music

David Esparza

Sound Effects Editor

Andrea Esposito

Art Department

Victoria Farrell

Costume Designer

Lindsay Feidman

Assistant Production Coordinator

Scott Ferlisi

Assistant Location Manager

Stephen Finkin

On-Set Dresser

Stephanie Finochio

Stunts

Siobhan Flaherty

Set Decorator

Kevin Flynn

Transportation Captain

Daniella Fonseca

Office Production Assistant

Angela Gallagher

Makeup Assistant

Fabian Garcia

Hair Stylist

Ryan Gartland

Production

John Gatland

Driver

David Godfrey

Scenic Artist

Lauren Grey

Casting Associate

Kasper Grochowalski

Production

Gordon Grody

Song Performer

Anguibe Guindo

Boom Operator

Thomas Hamilton

Gaffer

Paul Harvey

Transportation Captain

Mariana Hellmund

Script Supervisor

Ethan B Henerey

Editorial Assistant

Richard Herbank

Construction Coordinator

Joshua Hersko

Assistant Director

Joel C. High

Music Supervisor

Sandy Holt

Adr Voice Casting

Joshua Huffman

Office Production Assistant

Alayna Hughes

Art Department

Akeo Ihara

Property Master

Arnold Darnell Ingram

Song

Gary Jackiewicz

Grip

Meredith Jacobson-marciano

Casting Director

Jendra Jarnagin

Swing

Drew Jiritano

Visual Effects

Anne Joyce

Photography

Anslem King

Production Accountant

Steven Kirkham

Hair Stylist

Missy Kirwan

Set Production Assistant

Todd Klein

Best Boy Grip

Carvin Knowles

Song

Sonny Kompanek

Original Music

Aisha Koswara

Stunts

Ronnie Kupferwasser

Location Manager

Joanne Lamstein

Stunts

Leslie Langs

Music Editor

Matt Lappin

Consultant

Jeffrey Lazar

Assistant Director

Scott Lazar

Assistant Director

Jaclyn Lee

Office Production Assistant

Robyn Lee

Office Production Assistant

David Letterman

Executive Producer

Mark Levenson

Song

Mark Levenson

Song Performer

Rosemary Lombard

Unit Production Manager

Donna J Louis

Accountant

Mandy Lyons

Hair Stylist

Elizabeth Macswan

Production Assistant

Lawrence Manchester

Music Scoring Mixer

Lawrence Manchester

Score Recording

Robert Markus

Grip

Meghan Maro

Production

Gary Marullo

Foley Artist

Teresa Mastropierro

Production Designer

Amanda Mccall

Office Production Assistant

Ann Mckinnon

Art Department Coordinator

Tina Mckissick

Stunts

Barbara Mcnamara

Extras Casting Assistant

John P Melendez

On-Set Dresser

Joseph Middleton

Casting

Brian Midkiff

Titles And Opticals

Dan Miller

Assistant Editor

Dan Miller

Song

Michael R Miller

Editor

Dean Minnerly

Foley Artist

James Mitchell

Song

Matt Mondrick

Foley Mixer

Alyssa Motschwiller

Art Department

Richard Move

Choreographer

Doug Murray

Adr Mixer

Sean Murray

Driver

Donald Napoli

Production Accountant

Valerie Schaer Nathanson

Producer

Kimberly Neiburg

Production

Fred Nigro

Executive Producer

Laura Nigro

Costumes

Jim Nugent

Driver

Marko Orso

Driver

Hernan Michael Otano

Camera Operator

Paul Pouthier

Sound

Drew Redford

Visual Effects Supervisor

Rebecca Rienks

Music Coordinator

Mark Roberts

Producer

Albert Romero

Foley Mixer

David Rosenthal

Digital Effects

Paul Rothman

Song Performer

Paul Rothman

Song

Aaron Rudelson

Sound

Mark Salinas

Art Department

Steven Saltzman

Music Editor

Victoria Rose Sampson

Adr/Dialogue Editor

Mylene Santos

Art Director

Chris Scarfi

Swing

Steven Schatz

Sound Effects Editor

Christine C. Schultz

Set Costumer

Amy Sedaris

Screenplay

Paul Shaffer

Original Score

Paul Shaffer

Song

Annie Shapino

Art Department

Jason Shapiro

Extras Casting Assistant

Josephine Shokrian

Art Department

Manny Siverio

Stunt Coordinator

Andrew Smith

Driver

Joshua Solson

Generator Operator

Tim Specce

Location Assistant

Katie Stern

Costumes

Michelle Elaine Teague

Wardrobe Supervisor

Nate Thompson

Song

Noah Vivekanand Timan

Sound Mixer

Raymond Tong

Production

Christina Tucker

Adr Mixer

Adriano Valle

Art Department

Max Velez

Assistant

Andy Voegeli

Assistant Camera

Michael Wacks

Swing

Steven Walters

Other

Jeff Ward

Stunt Coordinator

Jeff Ward

Stunts

Carla White

Makeup

Paul Wiener

Transportation Captain

James Williams

Song Performer

Jim Williams

Color Timer

Marvin Lee Willis

Song

Olivia Wolfe

Production

Antonia Xereas

Assistant Costume Designer

Amy Yanagisawa

Stunts

David Young

Production

Marcelo Zarvos

Music Producer

Marcelo Zarvos

Music

Stephanie Zimmer

Camera

Film Details

Also Known As
Strangers With Candy: The Movie
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2005
Distribution Company
ThinkFilm
Location
New York City, New York, USA; New Jersey, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 27m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States January 2005

Released in United States July 7, 2006

Released in United States June 2006

Released in United States on Video November 14, 2006

Released in United States Summer June 28, 2006

Shown at CineVegas Film Festival (Opening Night/Sure Bets) June 9-17, 2006.

Film adaptation of the television series "Strangers With Candy" that ran on Comedy Central from 1999-2001.

Film was scheduled to be released by Warner Independent Pictures on October 21, 2005 but was pushed back due to clearance rights issues.

Warner Independent Pictures acquired North American rights to project at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival for a reported $3 million.

Released in United States January 2005 (Shown at Sundance Film Festival (Midnight) January 20-30, 2005.)

Released in United States June 2006 (Shown at CineVegas Film Festival (Opening Night/Sure Bets) June 9-17, 2006.)

Released in United States Summer June 28, 2006 (NY)

Released in United States July 7, 2006 (Los Angeles)

Released in United States on Video November 14, 2006