The Amati Girls

The Amati Girls

Mercedes Ruehl
Director: Anne de Salvo Cast: Mercedes Ruehl
Mercedes Ruehl
, Paul Sorvino
Paul Sorvino
, Cloris Leachman
Cloris Leachman
Anne de Salvo


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This family drama by actress and first-time director Anne DeSalvo centers around four adult sisters who are forced to re-evaluate their situations after tragedy strikes. The oldest of the clan, Grace (Mercedes Ruehl), is called upon to be the tower of strength, even though she is widely perceived to be a replica of their mother Dolly (Cloris Leachman), a woman who, like Grace, has unfailingly devoted much of her life to a husband who doesn't appreciate her as he should. Christine (Sean Young) is separated from her job-obsessed husband Paul (Jamey Sheridan), and contemplates divorcing him even though they have a young daughter. Another sister, Denise (Dinah Manoff), rejects the idea of marriage despite the advances of boyfriend Lawrence (Mark Harmon); youngest sister Dolores (Lily Knight) has become mentally challenged due to an accident, and has trouble relating to her older siblings. Dolores has found a romantic interest, but the family feels she is unable to cope with such an attachment at her age. Through the aid of Dolly's sisters Splendora (Lee Grant) and Loretta (Edith Fields), the family tries to retain its bond and deal with unexpected tragedy.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/19/2002
UPC: 0692865025139
Original Release: 2000
Rating: PG
Source: Trinity Home Ent

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Mercedes Ruehl Grace
Paul Sorvino Joe
Cloris Leachman Dolly
Sean Young Christine
Dinah Manoff Denise
Lily Knight Dolores
Lee Grant Aunt Splendora
Mark Harmon Lawrence
Jamey Sheridan Paul
Marissa Leigh Laura
Doug Spinuzza Armand
Sam McMurray Brian
Edith Fields Aunt Loretta
Joe V. Greco Uncle Frankie
Robert Picardo Grace's Doctor

Technical Credits
Anne de Salvo Director,Screenwriter
Jim Alex Producer
David L. Bertman Editor
Frank Byers Cinematographer
Dan Stone Co-producer
Craig C. Darian Executive Producer
Renee Davenport Art Director
Steven Hollanbeck Casting,Sound Editor
Steven C. Johnson Producer
Don Johnson Sound Mixer
Howard Kazanjian Executive Producer
Kwan Soo Lee Sound Editor
Joe Malone Choreography
C. Timothy O'Meara Editor
Conrad Pope Score Composer
Emile Razpopov Sound/Sound Designer
David Schrager Asst. Director
Jean Scoccimarro Casting
Mary Jo Slater Casting
Xavier Sol Sound Editor
Jane Ann Stewart Production Designer
Amy Stofsky Costumes/Costume Designer
Brent Winter Sound Editor

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