Wrestling With Alligators

Wrestling With Alligators

Director: Laurie Weltz Cast: Aleksa Palladino, Joely Richardson, Claire Bloom


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Wrestling With Alligators

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.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/24/2002
UPC: 0658769200232
Original Release: 1998
Rating: NR
Source: Vanguard Cinema
Region Code: 1
Time: 1:35:00

Special Features

Cast interviews; Trailer

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

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Intro [2:40]
2. New Jersey [6:59]
3. Auto Repair [8:10]
4. The Proposal [2:14]
5. A Night Out [6:58]
6. Dirty Monday [10:12]
7. The Visit [8:17]
8. Depreession [7:52]
9. Amusement [10:54]
10. The Morning After [3:51]
11. Long Goodbye [12:06]
12. Friends [6:27]

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