Desperately Seeking Susan


1h 44m 1985

Brief Synopsis

Stifled New Jersey housewife Robert Glass mitigates her boredom by reading the New York personal ads of an exotic bohemian named Susan. Roberta actually goes into the city to watch an ad-inspired meeting of Susan and her lover Jimmy, but this innocently voyeuristic adventure backfires when she hits

Film Details

Also Known As
Recherche Susan désespérément, Susan, var är du?
MPAA Rating
PG-13
Genre
Comedy
Music
Romance
Romantic Comedy
Release Date
1985
Distribution Company
Orion Pictures
Location
Connecticut, USA; New York City, New York, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 44m

Synopsis

Stifled New Jersey housewife Robert Glass mitigates her boredom by reading the New York personal ads of an exotic bohemian named Susan. Roberta actually goes into the city to watch an ad-inspired meeting of Susan and her lover Jimmy, but this innocently voyeuristic adventure backfires when she hits her head and loses her memory. Then, due to a case of mistaken identity, Roberta essentially becomes Susan and is soon being chased through the East Village by several unsavory characters.

Crew

A Agies

Song

Todd Auslander

Production Assistant

Richard Baratta

Production Assistant

Leora Barish

Screenplay

Craig Bolotin

Screenplay

David Bowie

Song

Risa Bramon Garcia

Casting

Stephen Bray

Song

William A Campbell

Wardrobe Supervisor

Lou Cerborino

Sound Editor

Madonna Louise Ciccone (madonna)

Song Performer

Madonna Louise Ciccone (madonna)

Song

Rudy Clark

Song

John Thomas Clifford

Production Assistant

Marshall Crenshaw

Song

Marshall Crenshaw

Song Performer

C Curnin

Song

Jim Davis

Film Research

Richard Dean

Makeup

George Detitta Jr.

Set Decorator

Lee Dichter

Sound

Claudette Didul

Production Assistant

Run Dmc

Song Performer

Jay Dranch

Adr Editor

David Dreyfuss

Assistant

William Durnin

On-Set Dresser

Betty Everett

Song Performer

Aretha Franklin

Song Performer

Danny Goldberg

Music Supervisor

Teta Gorgoni

Production Assistant

Lou Graf

Sound Editor

Stanley Graham

Scenic Artist

Danny Grasso

On-Set Dresser

A Greenall

Song

Alfred Hitchcock

Other

Billy Hopkins

Casting

Speed Hopkins

Art Director

Shelley Houis

Production Coordinator

Garland Hunter

Production Assistant

M Jones

Song

Francis Kenny

Camera Operator

Francis Kenny

Photography

Bruce Kitzmeyer

Foley Editor

Edward Lachman

Director Of Photography

Edward Lachman

Dp/Cinematographer

Vincent Lawrence

Scenic Artist

Les Lazarowitz

Sound

Glenn Lloyd

Art Department Coordinator

Santo Loquasto

Production Designer

D Mcdaniels

Song

M Mcdonald

Song

Andrew Mondshein

Editor

Ruth Mullen

Production Assistant

Richard Nelson

On-Set Dresser

Thomas Newman

Music

Peter Odabashian

Sound Editor

Thomas Paolucci

Production Assistant

Paul Petschek

Film Research

Michael Peyser

Unit Production Manager

Michael Peyser

Executive Producer

Sarah Pillsbury

Producer

Iggy Pop

Song Performer

Iggy Pop

Song

Mark Rathus

Sound Editor

Otis Redding

Song

Michael Roman

Art Department

Midge Sanford

Producer

Maurice Schell

Sound Editor

Jay Scherick

Production Assistant

Yossi Segal

Art Department

Timothy R Sexton

Music Supervisor

Dee Dee Sharp

Song Performer

J Simmons

Song

Carly Simon

Song Performer

Carly Simon

Song

L Smith

Song

Bill Sorice

Scenic Artist

James Sorice

Scenic Artist

Thomas Southern

Scenic Artist

Sal St George

Consultant

Melissa Stanton

Wardrobe Supervisor

Margot Therre

Scenic Artist

Joel Tuber

Assistant

John Vigran

Sound

Chris Vogt

On-Set Dresser

Junior Walker

Song Performer

David Weinman

On-Set Dresser

Morris Weinmann

On-Set Dresser

J Westoram

Song

Gilbert S Williams

Production Assistant

A Woods

Song

Film Details

Also Known As
Recherche Susan désespérément, Susan, var är du?
MPAA Rating
PG-13
Genre
Comedy
Music
Romance
Romantic Comedy
Release Date
1985
Distribution Company
Orion Pictures
Location
Connecticut, USA; New York City, New York, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 44m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States June 2010

Released in United States Spring March 29, 1985

Shown at Los Angeles Film Festival (Free Screenings) June 17-27, 2010.

Broadcast in USA over Sundance Channel as part of program "She Said Cinema" May 1-31, 1999.

Released in USA on video.

Released in United States Spring March 29, 1985

Released in United States June 2010 (Shown at Los Angeles Film Festival (Free Screenings) June 17-27, 2010.)