Bodies, Rest & Motion

Bodies, Rest & Motion

Director: Michael Steinberg, Phoebe Cates, Bridget Fonda, Tim Roth

Cast: Michael Steinberg, Phoebe Cates, Bridget Fonda, Tim Roth

     
 
Michael Steinberg, co-director of The Waterdance, made his solo directorial debut with the Gen-X character study Bodies, Rest & Motion. Written by Roger Hedden, based on his own play, the film's title refers to Newton's First Law of Motion, which states essentially that a body at rest or in motion will remain in that state until acted upon by an external

Overview

Michael Steinberg, co-director of The Waterdance, made his solo directorial debut with the Gen-X character study Bodies, Rest & Motion. Written by Roger Hedden, based on his own play, the film's title refers to Newton's First Law of Motion, which states essentially that a body at rest or in motion will remain in that state until acted upon by an external force. The film is set in the desert town of Enfield, AZ. Nick (Tim Roth) is a feckless television salesman who gets fired and impulsively decides that he and his girlfriend, Beth (Bridget Fonda), will move to Butte, MT, which he's read is "the city of the future." "I read that a while ago, so the future should be there by now," he enthuses. He waits until the last moment to tell Carol (Phoebe Cates), his ex and Beth's best friend, about the move. While Nick is working his last day, Sid (Eric Stoltz) comes to the couple's house to paint it for the next tenants. He quickly develops an interest in Beth. He, Beth, and Carol get stoned and hang out. When Sid hears about the move, he tells Beth that he's never left Enfield, and has no interest in traveling. Meanwhile, Nick decides to take off on his own. When Beth gets word of this from Carol, she finds solace in Sid's arms. Sid proclaims his love the next morning, and implores Beth to stay. Meanwhile, Nick visits his childhood home, looking for his parents, has an epiphany, and decides to return to Carol. The film features Alicia Witt (Urban Legend) in her first substantial part. There's also a very brief cameo by Peter Fonda, Bridget's father. Hedden would go on to collaborate with Stoltz again on Sleep With Me and Hedden's directorial debut, Hi-Life.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/24/2003
UPC:
0014381321425
Original Release:
1993
Rating:
R
Source:
Image Entertainment
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound, Dolby Digital Stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time:
1:35:00

Special Features

Feature-length audio commentary by director Michael Steinberg, actor and producer Eric Stoltz and writer Roger Hedden ; Behind-the-scenes footage; Featurette; Theatrical trailer and television spot

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Phoebe Cates Carol
Bridget Fonda Beth
Tim Roth Nick
Eric Stoltz Sid
Scott Frederick TV Store Kid
Alicia Witt Elizabeth
Sidney Dawson TV Customer
Jon Proudstar Station Attendant
Scott Johnson Chip
Peter Fonda Motorcycle Rider
Amaryllis Borrego Waitress
Rick Wheeler Elizabeth's Grandfather
Warren Burton Radio Preacher
Susan Beaubian Singer
Sandra Ellis Lafferty Yard Sale Lady
Kezbah Weidner Dine Woman
Lynn Fiddmont-Linsey Singer
Deborah Parsons Singer
Katrina Perkins Singer
Marva Hicks Singer
Mindy Stein Singer
Kiki Ebsen Singer

Technical Credits
Michael Steinberg Director
Helen Britten Set Decoration/Design
Jay Lash Cassidy Editor
Joel Castleberg Executive Producer
Michael Convertino Score Composer
Roger Hedden Co-producer,Screenwriter
Bernd Heinl Cinematographer
Deborah Larsen Makeup
Walt Martin Sound Mixer
Stephen McCabe Production Designer
Allan Mindel Producer
Isis Mussenden Costumes/Costume Designer
Karyn Rachtman Musical Direction/Supervision
Denise Shaw Producer
Sunny Siebel Casting
Steve F.B. Smith Consultant/advisor
Eric Stoltz Producer
Jeffrey Sudzin Co-producer,Production Designer
Daniel Talpers Art Director
Mike Topoozian Asst. Director

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Main Title; Newton's First Law [2:54]
2. Enfield, Arizona [7:59]
3. Junk Appliances [5:52]
4. Highlighting the Route [5:54]
5. Stealing A TV [9:08]
6. Nick's Gone [8:12]
7. Finding Happiness [7:32]
8. Pillow Talk [4:37]
9. Body Failures [6:23]
10. The Morning After [5:39]
11. Yard Sale [9:59]
12. Nick's Back [9:03]
13. "I Hate Talking to You" [5:28]
14. Still Searching [2:12]
15. End Credits [3:11]

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