The Real Blonde (1997) - Turner Classic Movies

The Real Blonde


1h 45m 1997

Brief Synopsis

Joe and Mary, a pair of live-in lovers, have reached an impasse in their long-term relationship. Joe is an aspiring actor who earns a meager income as a waiter for a catering company while Mary is a successful make-up artist on high-fashion photo shoots. Mary wants to stop supporting Joe; however, J

Film Details

Also Known As
Real Blonde, rubia auténtica, Una
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1997
Distribution Company
Paramount Pictures
Location
Toronto, Ontario, Canada; New York City, New York, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 45m

Synopsis

Joe and Mary, a pair of live-in lovers, have reached an impasse in their long-term relationship. Joe is an aspiring actor who earns a meager income as a waiter for a catering company while Mary is a successful make-up artist on high-fashion photo shoots. Mary wants to stop supporting Joe; however, Joe is obsessed with becoming a "real" actor. Joe's fellow actor/waiter Bob is totally obsessed with something else: the need to find a "real blonde," a natural golden girl who doesn't get her beauty from a bottle. Bob's pursuit leads him to his soap opera co-star Kelly, to supermodel Sahara, both of whom dye their hair. Meanwhile, Mary is trying to work through her frustrations with her psychiatrist Dr Leuter, who sends her to a self-defense class taught by Doug. Joe has recently sacrificed his integrity to get a gig as an extra in a Madonna video and is soon led into temptation by Tina, a professional Madonna body double and possible "real blonde" who constantly crosses his path.

Crew

G. A. Aguilar

Stunt Coordinator

Chris Alexander

Photography

Joey Altruda

Song

Andre Amarantinis

Craft Service

Matthew Anas

Production Assistant

Daniel Ash

Song

Paul Austerberry

Art Director

Casey Bailey

Photography

Bill Baldwin

Avid Editor

Jeff Beal

Song

Jonathan Billings

Grip

Boris Blank

Song

Michael Blecher

Assistant Location Manager

Bernie Branston

Electrician

Patty Brolsma

Boom Operator

Michael Bryant

Song

Roman Buchok

Assistant Director

Keith Bunting

Grip

Alex Callier

Song

Danielle Capawanna

Other

Beverly Carr

Makeup Artist

Tim J Carroll

Consultant

Don Caulfield

Electrician

Matthew Chilsen

Location Assistant

Nigel Churcher

Assistant Art Director

Madonna Louise Ciccone (madonna)

Song

Madonna Louise Ciccone (madonna)

Song Performer

Crispin Cioe

Music Arranger

Crispin Cioe

Music

Kathy Ciric

Production Assistant

Greg Cohen

Music

Richard Corman

Photography

Jennifer Cossetto

Titles

Jim C Craig

Dolly Grip

Maggie Craig

Script Supervisor

James Crouch

Art Department Coordinator

Byron Crystal

Extras Agent/Coordinator

John Daschbach

Production Coordinator

Kathryn Daw

Assistant Production Coordinator

Christopher Dean

Grip

Rena Deangelo

On-Set Dresser

Keiko Deguchi

Editor

Cliff Dempster

Production Assistant

Mohanndas Dewese

Song

Tom Dicillo

Screenplay

Ron Dickie

Property Master

Damien Donohue

Grip

Donna Dupere-taylor

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Peter Dwyer

Carpenter

James Edwards

Song

Mark Egyud

Electrician

Jim Farmer

Music

Jim Farmer

Other

Richard Ferbrache

On-Set Dresser

Bill Fletcher

Wig Supplier

Robert Forbes

Grip

Jon Fugler

Song

Raymond Geerts

Song

Gerri Gillan

Wardrobe Assistant

Mick Gormaley

Assistant Sound Editor

Francis Griffiths

Song

Bob Hannah

Electrician

Douglas E. Hansen

Other

David J Haskins

Song

Kevin Haskins

Song

Chris Hayes

Camera Operator

Jeff Heinztman

Grip

Alan Hicks

Assistant Property Master

Bob Hicks

Lighting

Lori Hicks

Makeup Artist

Haddon Hufford

Dolly Grip

Dreamland Products Inc

Other

Videodrome Inc

Video

Jessica Johnson

Production Assistant

Colin F Jones

Boom Operator

Jamie Jones

Stunt Coordinator

Michael Jortner

Production Assistant

Suzanne Katz

Assistant Production Coordinator

Joan Kauffman

Assistant Costume Designer

Avy Kaufman

Casting

Diane Kerbel

Casting

Bruce Kitzmeyer

Foley Editor

Dan Korintus

Dialogue Editor

Mort Korn

Grip

George Kraychyk

Photography

Jenna Krempel

Wardrobe Supervisor

Susan Labunski-saxe

Assistant Director

Matthew Lammerick

Scenic Artist

George Lara

Foley

Jeffrey Lazar

Assistant Director

Diane Lederman

Set Decorator

Armand Leo

Unit Production Manager

Patrick Leonard

Song

Michael Lerman

Production Assistant

Deanna Leslie

Production Assistant

Hal Levinsohn

Adr Editor

Julie Lichter

Casting Associate

Hank Liebeskind

On-Set Dresser

Loreen Lightfoot

Wardrobe

David Macdonald

Assistant Director

Henry Mancini

Song

Melissa Marr

Assistant

Edgar Martin

Grip

Tony Martinez

Dialogue Editor

Tom Mather

Sound Mixer

Jennifer Von Mayrhauser

Costume Designer

Lane Mccray

Song

Denny Mcdermott

Music

Mark Mcfadden

Assistant Location Manager

Terry A Mckay

Executive Producer

Dieter Meier

Song

Jeff Melvin

Assistant Property Master

Michael Mendelsohn

Other

Johnny Mercer

Song

Katya Meyer

Production Assistant

Arthur Miller

Special Thanks To

Leonard Mitalas

Camera Trainee

Michael W. Mitchell

Sound Effects Editor

Steve Morrison

Lighting Technician

David Moxness

Lighting Technician

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Music

Patrick Mullins

Music Editor

Sandra Nash

Assistant Editor

Bill Nisselson

Special Thanks To

Christopher A. Nowak

Production Designer

Donal O'donoghue

Carpenter

Michael Orloff

Production Assistant

Eliza Paley

Sound Editor

Mary Pantelidis

Production Coordinator

John H Parker

Production Associate

Richard Parker

Animal Trainer

Andrew Parle

Song

Harry Pavelson

Scenic Artist

Chris Pellegrini

On-Set Dresser

Linda Perkins

Assistant Director

Norman Petty

Song

Linda Phillips

Electrician

Marek Posival

Assistant Director

Jim Powers

Location Manager

Mathew Price

Sound Mixer

Carl Prinzi

Grip

Frank Prinzi

Director Of Photography

Dan Projansky

Location Manager

Kint Quon

Photography

Marlene Rain

Set Decorator

Katherine Rankin

Negative Cutting

Herb Reischl

Generator Operator

William F. Reynolds

Property Master

Marc Ribot

Music

Edward T Riley

Song

Kurt Rimmel

Grip

Marie-ange Ripka

Hair Stylist

Marc Rodgers

Lighting Technician

Juan Rodriguez

Production Assistant

Tom Rosenberg

Producer

Siobhan Rowand

Auditor

Allison Russo

Production Assistant

Jill Santi

Production Auditor

Gerd Amir Saraf

Song

Liz Schlitten

On-Set Dresser

Diana Schmidt

Production Supervisor

Kristen Schylinski

Wardrobe Assistant

Marcia Scott

Wardrobe Supervisor

Thomas Scott

Song

Lee Michael Searles

Post-Production Sound

Douglas W Shannon

Lighting

Leanne Shapton

Assistant

Wayne Shorter

Song

Wayne Shorter

Song Performer

Joni Sighvatsson

Executive Producer

Gordon Sim

Set Decorator

Paul Soin

Electrician

Paul P Soucek

Sound Effects Editor

Bruce Speyer

Assistant Director

Daryl Stone

Wardrobe Assistant

Sean Strong

Photography

William Sweeney

Foley Editor

Nick Sweetman

Transportation Coordinator

Jeremy Tabarrok

Photography

Joe Taglairino

On-Set Dresser

Ted Tannebaum

Executive Producer

Dominick Tavella

Rerecording

Philip Testa

Electrician

Adrian Thaws

Song

Adrian Thaws

Song Performer

Melanie Thornton

Song

George Tomasco

Song

Camilla Toniolo

Editor

Michael Tournier

Song

Robin Urdang

Music Supervisor

Mark Urman

Other

Roland Vajs

Other

Brian Vancho

Foley Artist

Don Vandewater

Construction Coordinator

Kara Varian Baker

Other

Michael Ventresco

Titles

Marcus Viscidi

Producer

Grant Volkers

Transportation Captain

John Werner

Assistant Sound Editor

Justine Whelan

Assistant Director

Film Details

Also Known As
Real Blonde, rubia auténtica, Una
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1997
Distribution Company
Paramount Pictures
Location
Toronto, Ontario, Canada; New York City, New York, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 45m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States 1998

Released in United States January 1998

Released in United States July 1998

Released in United States on Video August 25, 1998

Released in United States September 1997

Released in United States Winter February 27, 1998

Shown at American Film Market (AFM) in Santa Monica, California February 26 - March 4, 1998.

Shown at Deauville Film Festival (Closing Night) September 5-14, 1997.

Shown at Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (in competition) July 3-11, 1998.

Shown at Rotterdam International Film Festival January 28 - February 8, 1998.

Shown at Sundance Film Festival (Premieres) in Park City, Utah January 15-25, 1998.

Began shooting September 30, 1996.

Completed shooting November 25, 1996.

Released in United States 1998 (Shown at American Film Market (AFM) in Santa Monica, California February 26 - March 4, 1998.)

Released in United States 1998 (Shown at Rotterdam International Film Festival January 28 - February 8, 1998.)

Released in United States January 1998 (Shown at Sundance Film Festival (Premieres) in Park City, Utah January 15-25, 1998.)

Released in United States Winter February 27, 1998

Released in United States July 1998 (Shown at Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (in competition) July 3-11, 1998.)

Released in United States on Video August 25, 1998

Released in United States September 1997 (Shown at Deauville Film Festival (Closing Night) September 5-14, 1997.)