Inventing the Abbotts

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Inventing the Abbotts (1997)


In the 1950s, brothers Jacey and Doug Holt, who come from the poorer side of their sleepy Midwestern town, vie for the affections of the wealthy, lovely Abbott sisters. Lady-killer Jacey alternates between Eleanor and Alice, wanting simply to break the hearts of rich young women. But sensitive Doug has a real romance with Pamela, which Jacey and the Abbott patriarch, Lloyd, both frown upon.

Director: Pat O'Connor
Writer: Ken Hixon

Release Date: 1997-04-04
Status: Released
Run time: 110 min / 1:50
Revenue: $5,926,128
Production Company : Fox 2000 Pictures
Production Country: United States of America



Joaquin Phoenix
Doug Holt
Liv Tyler
Pamela Abbott
Jennifer Connelly
Eleanor Abbott
Billy Crudup
Jacey Holt
Joanna Going
Alice Abbott
Kathy Baker
Helen Holt
Will Patton
Lloyd Abbott
Michael Sutton
Garrett M. Brown
Webb Crosby
Barbara Williams
Joan Abbott
Alessandro Nivola
Peter Vanlaningham
Nicole M. Vassallo
Giggling Girl #1
Amanda Sherman
Giggling Girl #2
Shawn Hatosy
Julie Benz
Michael Keaton
Narrator (uncredited)
Zoe McLellan


Directing Pat O'Connor Director
Writing Ken Hixon Screenplay
Production Jack Cummins Executive Producer
Production Brian Grazer Producer
Production Ron Howard Producer
Production Karen Kehela Sherwood Executive Producer
Production Janet Meyers Producer
Sound Michael Kamen Original Music Composer
Camera Kenneth MacMillan Director of Photography
Editing Ray Lovejoy Editor
Costume & Make-Up Aggie Guerard Rodgers Costume Design
Art Gary Frutkoff Production Design
Production Risa Bramon Garcia Casting
Directing Karen Golden Script Supervisor
Camera Merie Weismiller Wallace Still Photographer
Camera Randy Nolen Steadicam Operator
Crew Shane Dixon Stunt Coordinator
Crew John Moio Stunt Coordinator
Crew Michael Runyard Stunt Coordinator
Sound Don Sharpe Supervising Sound Editor
Art Kathryn Peters Set Decoration
Art William V. Ryder Art Direction
Costume & Make-Up Julie Hewett Makeup Department Head
Costume & Make-Up Medusah Hair Department Head
Costume & Make-Up Jennifer Bell Key Hair Stylist
Production Marcy G. Kaplan Production Supervisor

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