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Californians
     

The Californians

Director: Jonathan Parker

Cast: Noah Wyle, Kate Mara, Illeana Douglas

 
A battle between real estate moguls and environmental activists takes an unexpected turn into affairs of the heart in this satiric update of Henry James' The Bostonians. Gavin Ransom (Noah Wyle) is a successful real estate developer who has made a tidy fortune putting up gated communities filled with expensive suburban homes all over California. Ransom intends

Overview

A battle between real estate moguls and environmental activists takes an unexpected turn into affairs of the heart in this satiric update of Henry James' The Bostonians. Gavin Ransom (Noah Wyle) is a successful real estate developer who has made a tidy fortune putting up gated communities filled with expensive suburban homes all over California. Ransom intends to put up another such development in the as-yet-untouched hillsides of Northern California's Marin County, and, just as he's expected, a number of folks living nearby are objecting to the project, including his sister Olive (Illeana Douglas), an environmental activist who has sided with longtime resident Eileen Boatwright (Cloris Leachman) and progressive lawyer Sybil (Jane Lynch) against the development. Olive and her compatriots get some unexpected support when Zoe Tripp (Kate Mara), a modern folk singer and the daughter of old-school Marin County hippies (Keith Carradine and Valerie Perrine), takes an interest in their protests and begins singing out against Gavin's proposal with guitar in hand. Gavin unexpectedly finds himself growing powerfully infatuated with Zoe, and Olive, a long-closeted lesbian, is equally taken with her; consequently, as the siblings battle against building several dozen cookie-cutter mansions, they also wage a private war for the affections of the young songstress. The Californians was directed by Jonathan Parker, who when not busy with film projects is himself a California real estate developer.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/07/2006
UPC:
0829567028025
Original Release:
2005
Rating:
PG
Source:
Virgil Films
Region Code:
1
Time:
1:31:00

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Noah Wyle Gavin Ransom
Kate Mara Zoe Tripp
Illeana Douglas Olive Ransom
Jane Lynch Sybil
Keith Carradine Elton Tripp
Valerie Perrine Mrs. Tripp
Cloris Leachman Eileen Boatwright
Joanne Whalley Luna
Michael Panes Marion Pardon

Technical Credits
Jonathan Parker Director,Score Composer,Producer,Screenwriter
Thomas Carnegie Production Designer
Craig Carothers Score Composer
Lisa Clark Art Director
Steven Fierberg Cinematographer
Donise Hardy Casting
Nina Henninger Casting
Rick LeCompte Editor
Catherine di Napoli Producer,Screenwriter
Morganne Newson Costumes/Costume Designer
Kjehl Rasmussen Executive Producer
Scott Rosenfelt Producer
Christopher Scarabosio Sound/Sound Designer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Californians
1. Opening Credits / Quail Ridge [11:42]
2. A Golden State of Mind [8:47]
3. Round of Golf [8:13]
4. A Radical Approach [3:41]
5. A Record Contract [8:57]
6. Wrong Venue [11:07]
7. A Chemical Reaction [7:00]
8. To Love or To Own [9:51]
9. The Concert [17:36]
10. A Different Sight / End Credits [4:31]

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