Kit Kittredge: An American Girl


1h 40m 2008

Brief Synopsis

Aspiring reporter Kit Kittredge can't resist bringing home strays, whether it's Grace, an abandoned basset hound, or Will and Countee, a pair of young hobos willing to trade work for meals. Bright, inquisitive and generous, Kit is a natural born leader. But her happy childhood is abruptly interrupted when her father loses his car dealership and must leave Cincinnati to look for work. Kit and her mother Margaret are left to manage on their own, growing vegetables, selling eggs and even taking in an assortment of boarders including an itinerant magician, a vivacious dance instructor on the prowl for a husband and a zany mobile librarian. When a crime spree sweeps Cincinnati, all signs point to the local "hobo jungle," where Will and Countee live with a group of their impoverished companions. Kit, who always has her antennae out for a good news story, convinces her new friends to take her to see the hobo camp for herself and writes an article that creates a sympathetic portrait of the camp's residents. But when Kit's mother and their boarders become the latest victims in a string of robberies, Kit's loyalties are tested. Will is accused of the crimes and, with all of their savings gone, the Kittredges face losing their house to foreclosure. Determined to recover the stolen money and believing Will is innocent, Kit recruits her friends Ruthie and Stirling to help her track down the real culprit. Together they uncover a plot that goes far beyond Cincinnati!

Film Details

Also Known As
American Girl, American Girl: Kit, Kit Kittredge: An American Girl Mystery, Kit och kassaskrinsmysteriet, Kit: An American Girl, Untitled (Picturehouse/HBO Films/American Girl Project)
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2008
Distribution Company
Picturehouse

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 40m

Synopsis

Aspiring reporter Kit Kittredge can't resist bringing home strays, whether it's Grace, an abandoned basset hound, or Will and Countee, a pair of young hobos willing to trade work for meals. Bright, inquisitive and generous, Kit is a natural born leader. But her happy childhood is abruptly interrupted when her father loses his car dealership and must leave Cincinnati to look for work. Kit and her mother Margaret are left to manage on their own, growing vegetables, selling eggs and even taking in an assortment of boarders including an itinerant magician, a vivacious dance instructor on the prowl for a husband and a zany mobile librarian. When a crime spree sweeps Cincinnati, all signs point to the local "hobo jungle," where Will and Countee live with a group of their impoverished companions. Kit, who always has her antennae out for a good news story, convinces her new friends to take her to see the hobo camp for herself and writes an article that creates a sympathetic portrait of the camp's residents. But when Kit's mother and their boarders become the latest victims in a string of robberies, Kit's loyalties are tested. Will is accused of the crimes and, with all of their savings gone, the Kittredges face losing their house to foreclosure. Determined to recover the stolen money and believing Will is innocent, Kit recruits her friends Ruthie and Stirling to help her track down the real culprit. Together they uncover a plot that goes far beyond Cincinnati!

Crew

Kevin Patrick Allen

Production Assistant

Boshra Alsaadi

Song Performer

Noah Amos

Assistant Editor

Harold Arlen

Song

Darryl Assinck

Assistant Production Coordinator

Jeff Atmajian

Original Music

Florian Bailleul

Titles

Trysha Bakker

Costume Designer

Lesley Barber

Original Music

Ken Barbet

Driver

Tory Bellingham

Property Master

David Ben

Consultant

Marcia Bennett

Dialect Coach

Barb Benoit

Digital Effects Artist

Dennis Berardi

Visual Effects Producer

Pierre Berube

Electrician

Zena Bielewicz

Assistant Camera

Charlie Bisharat

Music

Kristy Blackwell

Digital Effects Artist

Sylvie Bonniere

Assistant Costume Designer

Vincent Borg

Electrician

Jackie Borosa

Craft Service

Dave Bouskill

Best Boy

Russell Bowie

Assistant Camera

David Boyd

Dp/Cinematographer

David Boyd

Director Of Photography

William Boyd

Transportation Captain

Michele Brady

Art Director

Laurel Bresnahan

Tutor

Ellen L. Brothers

Producer

John R Brown

Driver

John Brunt

Driver

Bridgette Bryant

Music

Teresa Buccione

Hair Stylist

Hamish Buchanan

Assistant Art Director

Constance Buck

Set Decorator

James Burton

Craft Service

Donna Butt

Costume Supervisor

Mike Butt

Carpenter

Carlo Campana

Best Boy

Sarah Campbell

Assistant Director

Andrew Caney

Best Boy Grip

Sarah Christie

Assistant

Vincent Cirilli

Music

Sarah Coatts

Titles

Bill Coffin

Digital Effects Artist

Ciaran Copelin

Assistant Camera

Peter Cosco

Production Designer

Catherine Crawford

Assistant Location Manager

Bradley Crosbie

Assistant Camera

Xavier Cugat

Song Performer

Xavier Cugat

Song

Lynna Davis

Coach

Joseph Debeasi

Music Editor

Rossana Decampo

Scenic Artist

Chris Deeley

On-Set Dresser

Jorge Del Barrio

Music Conductor

Greg Dennen

Music Engineer

Mort Dixon

Song

Tucker Doherty

Set Designer

David Donaldson

Visual Effects Supervisor

Sean Dooley

Assistant

Anand Dorairaj

Digital Effects Artist

Al Dubin

Song

Mike Duffy

Digital Effects Artist

Mark Dufour

Key Rigging Grip

Bruce Dukov

Music

Ron Dulin

Assistant Editor

Cliff Edwards

Song Performer

Raymond B Egan

Song

Melissa Elliott

Titles

Antony Ellis

Camera Operator

Bradford Ellis

Score Recording

Andrew Evans

Painter

Robert Fernandez

Score Recording

Anne-marie Ferney

Props Buyer

Jonathan Ferrantelli

Post-Production Supervisor

Julio Ferrario

Titles

Michal Figge

Titles

Roger Finlay

Camera Operator

Cheryl Fisher

Scenic Artist

Mark Fisher

Song

Marc Fishman

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

David Franklin

Production Assistant

Mike Franklin

On-Set Dresser

Candide Franklyn

Camera Operator

Gordon Freeman

Titles

Dan Fulton

Assistant Sound Editor

Cliona Furey

Hair Stylist

Matthew Garland

Driver

Glen Gauthier

Sound Mixer

Claudia Gedge

Makeup Artist

Tina Gerussi

Casting

Yerusalem Ghebrhiwet

Medic

Lisa Gillan

Producer

Mariusz Glabinski

Foley Editor

Daniel Godwin

Production Secretary

Jodi Goldberg

Coproducer

Elaine Goldsmith-thomas

Producer

Julie Goldstein

Producer

Joe Goodwin

Song

Terry Gould

Coproducer

Terry Gould

Unit Director

Eddie Graff

Song Performer

Ron Grant

Music

Matt Graver

Assistant Location Manager

Pamela Green

Titles

Ken Gruberman

Music Supervisor

Marlena Grzaslewicz

Supervising Sound Editor

Lee Guenette

Best Boy Electric

Annu Gulati

Digital Effects Artist

Ryan Halpenny

Assistant Art Director

E. Y. Harburg

Song

Robert Harper

Key Grip

Vanessa Hayes

Post-Production Supervisor

Jazz Helie

Transportation Coordinator

Norm Henderson

Driver

Ray Henderson

Song

Wilton Higgins

Grip

Suzanne Hodson

Props Buyer

Victoria Holt

Visual Effects

Sondra James

Adr Voice Casting

Grant Janssen

Software Engineer

Gus Kahn

Song

Oliver Kane

Set Production Assistant

Kathy Kaplan

Casting Associate

Gordon Katz

Script Coordinator

Jim Kennedy

Driver

Bruce Kitzmeyer

Adr Editor

Brenda Klassen

Special Effects

Evyen Klean

Music Supervisor

Dan Korintus

Adr/Dialogue Editor

Karen Kriss

Visual Effects Producer

Annalise Kurinsky

Visual Effects Producer

Tony Lamberti

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Stephanie Langhoff

Producer

Sabri Lariani

Carpenter

Yasmyn Lee

Art Department

Lou Levinson

Colorist

Ben Lichty

Assistant Camera

Loreen Lightfoot

Costumes

Janet Lopez

Music Coordinator

David Low

Music Contractor

Nadia Lubbe

Casting

Bao Luu

Titles

Andrew Magarian

Acting Coach

Mato

Color Timer

Aishleen Mccann

Production Assistant

Kira Mccord

Assistant Director

Jason Mcgowan

Dolly Grip

Laird Mcmurray

Special Effects Supervisor

Trelawnie Mead

Transportation

Madeleine Meredith

Post-Production Accountant

Mike Mombourquette

Visual Effects Supervisor

Yassar Monteleone

Graphics

John Moran

Graphics

Robert Morrison

Driver

Tom Morrison

Transportation Captain

Marie Nardella

Makeup Artist

Nancy Nayor

Casting

Craig Newman

Assistant Director

Jak Oliver

Painter

Renee Olstead

Song Performer

Charlie Paakkari

Music Engineer

Rita Pacitto

Hair Stylist

Richard Parker

Animal Wrangler

Edwin Pavey

Camera Trainee

Ann Peacock

Screenplay

Carol Pears

Script Supervisor

Jeff Peebles

Driver

Karen Perez

Location Manager

Garry Phaneuf

Driver

Diane Pitblado

Dialect Coach

Cara Porter

Tailor

Cole Porter

Song

Jeff Poulis

Assistant Property Master

Felix Powell

Song

George H Powell

Song

Lorraine J Proctor

Accountant

Jennifer Reeve

Music Coordinator

Allison Reid

Stunt Coordinator

A. J. Reynolds

Production Assistant

Lucas Richman

Music Conductor

Julia Roberts

Executive Producer

Jane Rogers

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Julie Rogers

Editor

Billy Rose

Song

Daniela Roth

Titles

Jesse Rupert

Accountant

Patrick Russ

Original Music

Moshe Saadon

Sound

Matt Schofield

Digital Effects Artist

Johnny Setz

Generator Operator

Kelly Shanks

Hair Stylist

Larry Shay

Song

Andrew Shea

Assistant Director

Robert Shipman

On-Set Dresser

Kimber Sider

Assistant

Claire Simon

Casting

Nova Smith

Assistant

Film Details

Also Known As
American Girl, American Girl: Kit, Kit Kittredge: An American Girl Mystery, Kit och kassaskrinsmysteriet, Kit: An American Girl, Untitled (Picturehouse/HBO Films/American Girl Project)
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2008
Distribution Company
Picturehouse

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 40m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Limited Release in United States June 20, 2008

Released in United States on Video October 28, 2008

Released in United States Summer June 20, 2008

Wide Release in United States July 2, 2008

Based on the "Kit Kittredge" American Girl book series written by Valerie Tripp and on the American Girl dolls made by Pleasant Co. and Mattel.

Project was previously in development at Walden Media.

Limited Release in United States June 20, 2008

Released in United States Summer June 20, 2008

Wide Release in United States July 2, 2008

Released in United States on Video October 28, 2008