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Wrestling With Alligators

Overview

Laurie Weltz directed this period drama, set in 1959 at a seaside New Jersey town where former silent-screen actress Lulu Fraker Claire Bloom runs Lulu's Look Out, a women's rooming house. Teen Maddy Hawkins Aleksa Palladino of Manny & Lo, employed at a local garage, feels abandoned after the wedding party for her best friend, Mary Adrienne Shelly, who's moving to Colorado. However, Maddy's attention is soon directed toward carnival worker Will Sam Trammell, and she also gets involved in the problem of Lulu's...
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Overview

Laurie Weltz directed this period drama, set in 1959 at a seaside New Jersey town where former silent-screen actress Lulu Fraker Claire Bloom runs Lulu's Look Out, a women's rooming house. Teen Maddy Hawkins Aleksa Palladino of Manny & Lo, employed at a local garage, feels abandoned after the wedding party for her best friend, Mary Adrienne Shelly, who's moving to Colorado. However, Maddy's attention is soon directed toward carnival worker Will Sam Trammell, and she also gets involved in the problem of Lulu's boarder Claire Joely Richardson, a French war bride and widow now pregnant by gregarious garage owner Rick Jay O. Sanders. The problem is that Claire doesn't love Rick, so Claire and Maddy set off on a journey to visit an abortionist. Shown at the 1998 Sundance Film Festival.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/27/2002
  • UPC: 658769200133
  • Original Release: 1998
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  • Source: Vanguard Cinema
  • Format: VHS

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Aleksa Palladino Maddy Hawkins
Joely Richardson Claire
Claire Bloom Lulu Fraker
Sam Trammell Will
Jay O. Sanders Rick
Adrienne Shelly Mary
Tom Guiry Pete
Nicole Bradin Susan Wright
Sloane Shelton Doris
Angelica Torn Ruby
Schuyler Grant Delores
Technical Credits
Laurie Weltz Director, Screenwriter
Mindy Affrime Executive Producer
Eve Battaglia Casting
Tim Buxton Executive Producer
Christopher Del Coro Costumes/Costume Designer
Richard Dallett Cinematographer
Andrew Hollander Score Composer
Marcia Kirkley Producer
Eric M. Klein Sound/Sound Designer
Eric Klein Sound/Sound Designer
Scott Kraft Screenwriter
Nathalie Leslie-Cassergrain Set Decoration/Design
Tina Manfredi Art Director
Pam Shamshiri Production Designer
Chip Signore Asst. Director
Donna Stern Editor
Cat Villiers Executive Producer
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