Just Like in the Movies


1h 30m 1989

Brief Synopsis

When an emotionally detached investigator's fledgling romance with a struggling actress flounders, he begins surveillance of her.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
1989
Location
New York City, New York, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 30m

Synopsis

When an emotionally detached investigator's fledgling romance with a struggling actress flounders, he begins surveillance of her.

Crew

Rosalia Dee Altamura

Makeup

Lawrence Amanuel

Assistant Location Manager

Ed Askinazi

Assistant Sound Editor

Richard Audino

Electrician

Ross Barnes

Production Assistant

Mariana Berkemeyer

Production Assistant

Sarah Bottoms

Production Assistant

Roger Bourdeau

Production Assistant

Beth A Boyd

Post-Production Coordinator

Scott Buckler

Gaffer

Brian Chavanne

Casting

Judy Claman

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Kate Conklin

Art Director

Mike Connolly

Other

Matt Corey

Apprentice

Barbara Coston

Production Accountant

Pam Demetruis

Adr Editor

Marek Dobrowolski

Production Designer

Andrea Dorman

Assistant Camera Operator

Nat Drayton

Production Assistant

Richard Eliano

Assistant Camera Operator

Shari Feder

Assistant

Elizabeth Feldbauer

Wardrobe Supervisor

Peter Fernberger

Director Of Photography

Dennis Fierman

Sound Editor

Linda Fisher

Costumes

Thomas Foligno

Assistant Sound Editor

Janet Foster

Casting Associate

Joseph Giannettino

Production Assistant

Brian Greenbaum

Location Manager

Bernard Hajdenberg

Sound Editor

Mark Halliday

Production

John Helde

Apprentice

John Hill

Music

Noga Isackson

Assistant Director

Debbie D Jeffreys

Assistant Production Coordinator

Jasper Lee Johnson

Grip

Alon Kasha

Producer

Cecilia Kateroque

Line Producer

Jay Keuper

Editor

Jon King

Production Assistant

Dean Krupa

Grip

Howard Krupa

Key Grip

Adriene Kufta

Production Assistant

Rebecca Kurtz

Camera Trainee

Kevin Ladson

Props

Julia Landau

Other

Mark Laramee

Production Assistant

Andy Lowe

Electrician

Marina Marit

Wardrobe Assistant

Andrew Marlowe

Production Assistant

John Marrett

On-Set Dresser

Scott Martin

Assistant Editor

Theodore Mayes

Makeup

Craig Mccraw

Grip

Billy Mcdevitt

Rigging Gaffer

Chris Mcgilvray

Production Assistant

Dan Mcmahon

Assistant Set Dresser

Howard Mcmaster

Assistant Director

Alan Mintz

Foley Artist

Edgard Mourino

Stunt Coordinator

John Nowlin

Production Assistant

John Patterson

Music

Noelle Penraat

Negative Cutting

Luiso Perez

Grip

Gregory Perler

Sound Editor

Wendy Roberts

Script Supervisor

Rosemary Rogers

Music Supervisor

John Romeo

Production Assistant

Zed Saeed

Other

Sari Sapon

Production Assistant

Carol Schenk

Music

Mark Sherman

Production Coordinator

Sharon Siegel

Other

Stephen Spodek

Production Assistant

Larry Stensvold

Rerecording

Joe Stoebenau

Music

David A Stoll

Other

Alice Stone

Assistant Editor

David Story

Production Assistant

Bram Towbin

Screenplay

Zach Towbin

Construction

Gabriela Travis

Photography

Robert Walzer

Assistant Sound Editor

Brit Warner

Sound Mixer

Mark H Wilkins

Boom Operator

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
1989
Location
New York City, New York, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 30m

Articles

Michael Jeter, 1952-2003


Michael Jeter, the diminutive actor whose versatility in all mediums earned him numerous accolades and awards, was found dead on March 30 in his Hollywood Hills home. He was 50. The cause of death has not been determined, although in a 1997 interview for Entertainment Tonight Jeter did disclose he was HIV-positive.

Jeter was born on Aug. 26, 1952, in Lawrenceburg, Tennessee. He began medical studies at Memphis State University, but soon discovered a love for the theater. After graduation, he pursued his career in earnest and moved to New York and worked as a law firm secretary until he found some stage work and his film debut in Milos Forman's adaptation of the musical Hair (1979).

Jeter spend the next decade landing mostly stage work and making occasional guest forays in popular television shows: Lou Grant, Night Court, and Designing Women, but his unique physical presence (a slight, 5'4" frame, premature balding, owlish features) made it difficult for him to land substantial parts. That all changed when Tommy Tune cast him in the Broadway hit Grand Hotel (1990) in the role of Otto Kringelin, a dying clerk enjoying a last fling in Berlin. Jeter's energetic performance earned him a Tony award and gave him a much higher profile to stake a claim in movies. The following year he made his strongest impression on film to date when he was cast in Terry Gilliam's (1991) delivering a moving performance as a homeless cabaret singer with AIDS.

He scored his biggest coup when he was cast the same year in the hit sitcom Evening Shade (1991-1994) as Herman Stiles, the wimpy assistant to Reynolds, who played a pro football player turned coach. He won an Emmy award in 1992 for that role and scored two more nominations by the end of the series run. Jeter would also get some good supporting parts in many films throughout the decade: Sister Act 2 (1993), a fun comic role as Whoopi Goldberg's sidekick Father Ignatius; Mouse Hunt (1997); The Green Mile (1999), his best film role as Eduard Delacroix, a condemned murderer who befriends a cellblock mouse; Jurassic Park III (2001); and Welcome to Collinwood (2002).

At the time of his death, Jeter was appearing on the classic PBS children's series Sesame Street as the lovable but bumbling Mr. Noodle; and had been filming Robert Zemekis' Christmas movie The Polar Express starring Tom Hanks. Production was halted on Monday in observance of Jeter's death. He is survived by his life partner, Sean Blue, his parents, Dr. William and Virginia Jeter; a brother, William; and four sisters, Virginia Anne Barham, Emily Jeter, Amanda Parsons and Laurie Wicker.

by Michael T. Toole
Michael Jeter, 1952-2003

Michael Jeter, 1952-2003

Michael Jeter, the diminutive actor whose versatility in all mediums earned him numerous accolades and awards, was found dead on March 30 in his Hollywood Hills home. He was 50. The cause of death has not been determined, although in a 1997 interview for Entertainment Tonight Jeter did disclose he was HIV-positive. Jeter was born on Aug. 26, 1952, in Lawrenceburg, Tennessee. He began medical studies at Memphis State University, but soon discovered a love for the theater. After graduation, he pursued his career in earnest and moved to New York and worked as a law firm secretary until he found some stage work and his film debut in Milos Forman's adaptation of the musical Hair (1979). Jeter spend the next decade landing mostly stage work and making occasional guest forays in popular television shows: Lou Grant, Night Court, and Designing Women, but his unique physical presence (a slight, 5'4" frame, premature balding, owlish features) made it difficult for him to land substantial parts. That all changed when Tommy Tune cast him in the Broadway hit Grand Hotel (1990) in the role of Otto Kringelin, a dying clerk enjoying a last fling in Berlin. Jeter's energetic performance earned him a Tony award and gave him a much higher profile to stake a claim in movies. The following year he made his strongest impression on film to date when he was cast in Terry Gilliam's

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Released in United States Fall September 28, 1990

Released in United States May 10, 1991

Released in United States May 1, 1992

Released in United States October 1989

Released in United States March 4, 1990

Released in United States April 24, 1990

Released in United States July 22, 1990

Shown at Independent Feature Film Market (IFFM) in New York City October 4-13, 1989.

Shown at Santa Barbara International Film Festival March 4, 1990.

Shown at Houston International Film Festival April 24, 1990.

Shown at Goodwill Film Festival, Seattle July 22, 1990.

Feature directorial debut for Bram Towbin.

Completed shooting November 11, 1988.

Released in United States Fall September 28, 1990

Released in United States May 10, 1991 (Florida)

Released in United States May 1, 1992 (New York City)

Released in United States October 1989 (Shown at Independent Feature Film Market (IFFM) in New York City October 4-13, 1989.)

Released in United States April 24, 1990 (Shown at Houston International Film Festival April 24, 1990.)

Began shooting September 19, 1988.

Released in United States July 22, 1990 (Shown at Goodwill Film Festival, Seattle July 22, 1990.)

Released in United States March 4, 1990 (Shown at Santa Barbara International Film Festival March 4, 1990.)