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Reality Bites
(1994)

A comedy about love in the '90s.

USA 1994 Color (CFI)
* * * * * * *
7.3/10 (914 votes)

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Produced by: Universal Pictures [aka MCA/Universal Pictures] [us] / Jersey Films
Certification: USA:PG-13 / UK:12 / Finland:S / Germany:12 / Sweden:7
Language: English
Genre/keyword: Comedy / Drama / generation-x / ménage-à-trois / media-hype / tv
Runtime: UK:99 / Sweden:98
Sound Mix: DTS
Distributed by: Universal Studios, Inc.
Directed by
Ben Stiller


Cast (in credits order) verified as complete
Winona Ryder .... Lelaina Pierce
Ethan Hawke .... Troy Dyer
Janeane Garofalo .... Vickie Miner
Steve Zahn .... Sammy Gray
Ben Stiller .... Michael Grates
Swoosie Kurtz .... Charlane McGregor
Harry O'Reilly .... Wes McGregor
Susan Norfleet .... Helen Anne Pierce
Joe Don Baker .... Tom Pierce
Renée Zellweger .... Tani (as Renee Zellweger)
James Rothenberg .... Rick
John Mahoney (I) .... Grant Gubler
Eric Morgan Stuart .... Damien
Barry Sherman .... Grant's Producer
Chelsea Lagos .... Troy Groupie
Bill Bolender .... Truck Driver
Jubal Palmer .... Player #1
Marti Greene .... Player #2
John Walsh (III) .... Player #3
Helen Childress .... Waitress
David Pirner .... Phineas
Andy Dick .... Rock
Keith David (I) .... Roger
Anne Meara .... Louise
Mick Lazinski .... Stand-Up Comic
Amy Stiller .... Psychic Phone Partner
Afton Smith .... Janine
Pat Crawford Brown .... Cashier
Jeff Kahn .... Stage Manager
Karen Duffy .... Actress "Elaina"
Evan Dando .... Actor "Roy"
rest of cast listed alphabetically
John F. O'Donohue .... Food Mart Clerk (uncredited)
Jeanne Tripplehorn .... Fashion Show Host (uncredited)


Written by
Helen Childress


Cinematography by
Emmanuel Lubezki


Original music by
Karl Wallinger


Additional music by
Edward Elgar (from "Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1")
Bernard Herrmann (from "Psycho")


Production Design by
Sharon Seymour


Costume Design by
Eugenie Bafaloukos


Film Editing by
Lisa Zeno Churgin (as Lisa Churgin)


Produced by
Danny DeVito
Bill Finnegan (supervising)
Wm. Barclay Malcolm (executive)
Sheldon Pinchuk (supervising)
Michael Shamberg
Stacey Sher (executive)
Lori-Etta Taub (associate)


Other crew
David Amborn .... special effects
Michael Armani .... set designer
Maike Both .... set dresser
Ezra Dweck .... foley mixer
Claude Díaz .... hair stylist
Bill Finnegan .... unit production manager
Stephen Hunter Flick .... supervising sound editor
Steve Kirklys .... animation director
R.J. Kizer .... dialogue editor
Jeff Knipp .... art director
Deborah K. Larsen .... make-up artist
David Larson .... assistant director
Francine Maisler .... casting
James Malley .... set dresser
Maggie Martin .... set decorator
Keri L. McIntyre .... assistant director
Tony Palermo .... prop assistant
Arnold Peterson .... special effects
Karyn Rachtman .... music supervisor
Lynda Reiss .... property master
Catherine Rowe .... foley artist
Joan Rowe .... foley artist
Peter Savic .... hair stylist
Allan Wertheim .... assistant director
Homer Jon Young .... production assistant


Links with other titles

references
"Dragnet" (1951)
"Today" (1952)
Cool Hand Luke (1967)
Planet of the Apes (1968)
"Brady Bunch, The" (1969)
Love Story (1970)
"Schoolhouse Rock" (1973)
"Good Times" (1974)
"One Day at a Time" (1975)
"Charlie's Angels" (1976)
Saturday Night Fever (1977)
"Three's Company" (1977)
"Who's the Boss?" (1984)
"Melrose Place" (1992)
referenced in
Waiter, The (1997)
spoofs
"House of Style" (1989)
"Real World, The" (1992)
spoofed in
Plump Fiction (1996)
features
"Good Times" (1974)
"One Day at a Time" (1975)
"Comic Strip Live" (1989)

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