The Heidi Chronicles

The Heidi Chronicles
Type TV Movie
MPAA Rating N/A
Runtime N/A
Genres Drama, Adaptation, Comedy
Keywords N/A
Status Completed
US Release Date
  
  • Gaines takes the wheel from Aykroyd in Driving Miss Daisy
    By: WENN.com Source Aug 02, 2010

    Driving Miss Daisy star Dan Aykroyd is steering clear of the film's Broadway debut - Tony-winning actor Boyd Gaines will step into the funnyman's role when it comes to the New York stage.

  • Center Stage Review
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    How often have you asked yourself, "Why don't they make more movies like 'Fame'?" "Center Stage" fulfills that pent-up desire. As sunny and earnest as a Pepsi commercial, it follows a young ballet dancer and her friends as they study at a rigorous dance academy. Early on, we learn the students must vie for precious few spots in professional dance companies after graduation. But this is the kind of flick with happy, suitable outcomes for all the characters we care about, so there's little risk of disillusionment. ActingIt's evident that the filmmakers made an effort to find real dancers, not just actors. There are a few cringe-worthy moments, but the dancing is so skilled and beautiful, you can forgive the young cast its greenness. Jennie Garth look-alike Amanda Schull tries her best as the main character, Jodi Sawyer, but lacks that spark that, as one character says, means you can't take your eyes off her. The opposite is true of Ethan Stiefel, who plays the company's hotshot lead dancer. He does leaps and things with his legs in the air that make you gasp. StoryYou know as soon as you see those fresh, hopeful faces that good things will happen to them. With that tension gone, the plot needs to do little more than keep you entertained until the next great dance scene. There are story lines, like Maureen, the top student who becomes bulimic under her stage mother's pressure and the need to maintain the "right body shape." But Maureen is so wistful, and her med-student boyfriend so handsome and supportive, that you can't work up any real worry for her. DirectionNicholas Hytner knows the story's strengths and limitations, and delivers exactly what the film should. The dance numbers are varied and detailed enough to satisfy true dance fans, and may even inspire new ones. The year at the ballet academy passes at a sprightly pace, alternating between rigorous dance classes and student forays into the gently depicted streets of New York. Of NoteWendy Wasserstein, who wrote "The Heidi Chronicles," is listed as one of the writers, which may account for the sureness of the script. Also listed is Susannah Grant, who wrote "28 Days" and "Erin Brockovich." Bottom LineOkay, so it's not as gritty as "Fame," and it lacks that memorable soundtrack. But you'll still want to sign up for a dance class -- or at least date a dancer -- when "Center Stage" is over. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------Starring Peter Gallagher, Donna Murphy, Susan May Pratt, Amanda Schull and Ilia Kulik. Directed by Nicholas Hytner. Produced by Laurence Mark and Caroline Baron. Screenplay by Wendy Wasserstein, Carol Heikkinen and Susannah Grant. Released by Columbia Pictures.

  • Playwright Wendy Wasserstein Dies in New York City
    By: WENN.com Jan 31, 2006

    Feminist playwright Wendy Wasserstein, who wrote The Heidi Chronicles And The Sisters Rosensweig has died of cancer. She was 55.

  • ROLE CALL: Jennifer Lopez Needs Leading Man
    By: Joal Ryan Mar 19, 2001

    SANTA MONICA, Calif., April 12, 2000 -- Is this a job for Puff Daddy? To be sure, Jennifer Lopez is short a leading man after Aaron Eckhart ("Erin Brockovich") fled the actress's "Angel Eyes" just one month before the romantic comedy was to go before cameras. Today's Daily Variety says Eckhart was unhappy with the script. Nothing like having standards to mess up a perfectly good plan. THEY ALSO WISH PIGS WOULD FLY: A Romanian-based film company said today that when it said Leonardo DiCaprio was

Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Jamie Lee Curtis Actor Heidi Holland 1 1000001
Tom Hulce Actor Peter Patrone 1 1000002
Peter Friedman Actor Scoop Rosenbaum 1 1000003
Kim Cattrall Actor Susan Johnson 1 1000004
Eve Gordon Actor Lisa 1 1000005
Sharon Lawrence Actor Jill 1 1000006
Julie White Actor Fran 1 1000007
Debra Eisenstadt Actor Denise 1 1000008
Roma Maffia Actor Andrea 1 1000009
Shari Belafonte Actor April Lambert 1 1000010
John St Ryan Actor Nick 1 1000011
Nicki Vannice Actor Becky 1 1000012
Ivette Soler Actor Abby 1 1000013
Erin Tavin Actor Marion 1 1000014
Jessica Hecht Actor Chloe 1 1000015
Bruce Nozick Actor Ray 1 1000016
Carol Eve Rossen Actor Perry Jones 1 1000017
Joseph Adams Actor Stanley 1 1000018
Lisa Beth Allen Actor Clara 1 1000019
Arthur Schimmel Actor Rabbi 1 1000020
Steve Blackwood Actor Santa 1 1000021
Jane Marla Robbins Actor Sandra Zucker Hall 1 1000022
Brandi Burkett Actor Bandleader No 1 1 1000023
Sandy Shire Actor Bandleader No 2 1 1000024
Monique Ornelas Actor Judy Holland 1 1000025
Paul Bogart Director n/a 2 2000001
Michael Brandman Executive Producer n/a 174 3000001
Leanne Moore Producer n/a 3 3000002
Steven J Brandman Co-Producer n/a 170 3000003
Wendy Wasserstein Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
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Matthew David Hensley Production Supervisor n/a 307 5000001
Leanne Moore Production Manager n/a 305 5000002
Cara Giallanza Assistant Director n/a 163 5000003
Marge Piane Assistant Director n/a 163 5000004
Andy Spilkoman Assistant Director n/a 163 5000005
Christopher Byrne Location Manager n/a 193 5000006
Hans C Ritter Location Manager n/a 193 5000007
Kathy Mulligan Script Supervisor n/a 191 5000008
Ted Gidlow Production Coordinator n/a 162 5000009
Sam Hill Assistant Production Coordinator n/a 192 5000010
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Stan Cole Editor n/a 172 7000001
Mary Pritchard Assistant Editor n/a 203 7000002
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Rudy Clark Song ("It's in His Kiss (The Shoop Shoop Song)") 120859 8000007
Robert Berryhill Song ("Wipe Out") 120859 8000008
James Fuller Song ("Wipe Out") 120859 8000009
Ronald Lee Wilson Song ("Wipe Out") 120859 8000010
Patrick Connolly Song ("Wipe Out") 120859 8000011
Otis Redding Song ("Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa (Sad Song)" "Respect") 120859 8000012
John Lennon Song ("Imagine") 120859 8000013
Mason Williams Song ("Classical Gas") 120859 8000014
Donna Summer Song ("She Works Hard For the Money") 120859 8000015
Michael Omartian Song ("She Works Hard For the Money") 120859 8000016
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Otis Redding Song Performer ("Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa (Sad Song)") 120788 8000018
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Easton Smith Art Director art direction 183 9000003
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Tracy Lukas Casting Associate n/a 160 10000002
Leigh French Voice Casting n/a 189 10000003
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Dennis Robert Fuller Boom Operator n/a 215 14000001
Rocky Quiroz Boom Operator n/a 215 14000002
William M Fiege Sound Mixer production sound mixer 230 14000003
Joseph Melody Sound Supervisor n/a 120883 14000004
Mark DeGeorge Key Grip n/a 263 15000001
David B Jarrell Gaffer n/a 268 15000002
Danny Burt Dolly Grip bestboy grip 264 15000003
John T Martin Dolly Grip n/a 264 15000004
Chris Elizondo Best Boy bestboy electric 120885 15000005
Mark Romano Production Accountant n/a 282 16000001
Colleen Arnaud Assistant Accountant n/a 120950 16000002
Margo Romano Assistant Accountant n/a 120950 16000003
Keith Young Choreographer choreography 120803 17000001
Amy Tinkham Choreographer assistant choreographer 120803 17000002
Suzanne St Pierre Craft Service n/a 120903 22000001
Richard Midiri Catering n/a 120954 22000002
John Hartigan Special Effects n/a 168 23000001
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Ross Patton Assistant (to Michael Brandman) 120820 25000001
Alexander Cornfield Assistant (to Paul Bogart) 120820 25000002
Laurel Chaney Assistant (to Jamie Lee Curtis) 120820 25000003
Daniel Sullivan Assistant assistance 120820 25000004
Andre Bishop Assistant assistance 120820 25000005
Kathleen Kennedy Assistant assistance 120820 25000006
Ivan Martin Del Campo Production Assistant n/a 275 25000007
Jay E Vigil Transportation Captain n/a 272 25000008
Glenn Knowlton Transportation Co-Captain n/a 120973 25000009
Geno Hart Transportation Coordinator n/a 271 25000010
Batou Chandler Set Production Assistant n/a 371 25000011
Fred Mandel Set Production Assistant n/a 371 25000012
Zack Kushner Set Production Assistant n/a 371 25000013
Dana S Kroeger Other production secretary 120795 26000001
Arthur Ozolins Other pianist("Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No 2") 120795 26000002
Carrie Gerlach Publicity publicist(TNT/New York) 120789 29000001
Rosemary Amendola Publicity publicist(TNT/Los Angeles) 120789 29000002
Synopsis
The story of Heidi Holland follows the title character from a high school dance in 1965 through the present day, exploring her personal relationships, her feminist awakening and her successful professional career. Along the way she is supported by her best friend and loved by a man who cannot commit. Heidi's story speaks to everyone who has lived and grown and knows the joy and pain of the process.