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Sweethearts (1997)

R | | Comedy, Drama | November 1997 (UK)
Arliss goes to a coffee house to meet Jasmine on a blind date, but she's not quite what she seems.

Director:

Aleks Horvat

Writer:

Aleks Horvat
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Janeane Garofalo ... Jasmine
Mitch Rouse ... Arliss
Margaret Cho ... Noreen
Bobcat Goldthwait ... Charles
Van Quattro ... Officer Carter
Buckley Norris ... Asylum patron
Vinnie Bilancio ... Officer Felliciano
Stephen Malkmus ... Coffee House Singer
Debby Barkan Debby Barkan ... Girl in Floral Dress
Patricia Peralta Patricia Peralta ... Girl in Shop Window
Dayna West Dayna West ... Girl in Black
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Christopher Bishop Christopher Bishop ... Telephone Voice
Greg DePaul Greg DePaul ... Telephone Voice
Tara Ison Tara Ison ... Telephone Voice
Nicholas Kingston Nicholas Kingston ... Telephone Voice
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Storyline

When a man goes on a blind date, he gets more than he bargains for as she is a manic-depressive who is carrying a gun and contemplating suicide and perhaps homicide. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, a scene of violence and some sexuality | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

November 1997 (UK) See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Monica, California, USA

Company Credits

Production Co:

Sweetheart Deal Inc. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color
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Goofs

When Arliss and Jasmine both go to the men's room and start talking with the door open, the boom mic is visible in the upper right hand corner. See more »

Connections

References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

Soundtracks

Trampoline
Written & Performed by Joe Henry
Courtesy of Mammoth Records
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Great Black Comedy
13 October 1998 | by jsbowersSee all my reviews

Sweethearts is a clever little black comedy with a wonderful performance by JG, and a great surprise performance by Bobcat Goldthwait.

Set in a post modern coffee house hipster gen-x joint, the film plays on all kinds of gags... it's a great blind date movie. (movie ABOUT blind dates, not necessarily a good movie to take a blind date)

It has its moments, definitely, and is one of her more memorable films. I've seen many JG films... I keep going back to this one.


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