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The Virgin Suicides (1999)

Coming Out at 22 April 2000 in theaters.

Drama, Romance

The Virgin Suicides is drama film written for the screen and directed by Sofia Coppola (in her feature directorial debut), co-produced by Francis Ford Coppola, and starring James Woods, Kathleen Turner, Kirsten Dunst, and Josh Hartnett. The film also features Scott Glenn, Michael Paré and Danny DeVito in minor roles, and a voice narration by Giovanni Ribisi.

Based on the 1993 best selling debut novel of the same name by American author Jeffrey Eugenides, the film tells of the lives of five teenage sisters in a middle-class suburb of Detroit during the late 1970s. After the youngest sister makes an initial attempt at suicide, her sisters are put under close scrutiny by their parents, eventually being confined to the home, which leads to their increasingly depressive and isolated behavior. Like the novel, the film is told from the perspective of a group of adolescent boys in the neighborhood who are fascinated by the girls.

Shot in 1998 in Toronto, the film was director Sofia Coppola’s debut feature. It features an original score by the French electronic band Air. The film premiered at the 1999 Cannes Film Festival, and received a limited theatrical release on April 21, 2000 in the United States, later expanding to a wide release in May 2000. It was met with largely positive critical reception, with both the performances and Coppola’s direction receiving note. The film marked the beginning of a working relationship between Coppola and star Dunst, whom Coppola would cast as the lead in several films in the following years.

Director: Sofia Coppola

Writers: Jeffrey Eugenides (novel), Sofia Coppola

Stars: Kirsten Dunst, Josh Hartnett, James Woods, Josh Hartnett, Michael Paré, Scott Glenn, Danny DeVito


James WoodsMr. Lisbon
Kathleen TurnerMrs. Lisbon
Kirsten DunstLux Lisbon
Josh HartnettTrip Fontaine
Michael ParéAdult Trip Fontaine
Scott GlennFather Moody
Danny DeVitoDr. Horniker
A.J. CookMary Lisbon
Hanna HallCecilia Lisbon
Leslie HaymanTherese Lisbon
Chelse SwainBonnie Lisbon
Anthony DeSimoneChase Buell
Lee KaganDavid Barker
Robert SchwartzmanPaul Baldino
FourTeeParkie Denton
Jonathan TuckerTim Weiner
Joe RoncettiKevin Head
Hayden ChristensenJake Hill Conley
Chris HalePeter Sisten
Joe DinicolDominic Palazzolo
Suki KaiserLydia Perl
Dawn GreenhalghMrs. Scheer
Allen Stewart-CoatesMr. Scheer
Sherry MillerMrs. Buell
Jonathan WhittakerMr. Buell
Michèle DuquetMrs. Denton
Murray McRaeMr. Denton
Roberta HanleyMrs. Weiner
Paul SybersmaJoe Larson
Susan SybersmaMrs. Larson
Peter SniderTrip’s Dad
Gary BrennanDonald
Charles BoylandCurt Van Osdol
Dustin LaddChip Willard
Kristin FairlieAmy Schraff
Melody JohnsonJulie
Sheyla MolhoDanielle
Ashley AinsworthSheila Davis
Courtney HawkriggGrace
François KlanferDoctor
Mackenzie LawrenzJim Czeslawski
Tim HallKurt Siles
Amos CrawleyJohn
Andrew GilliesPrincipal Woodhouse
Mairlyn SmithMrs. Woodhouse
Sally CahillMrs. Hedlie
Tracey FerenczNurse
Scot DentonMr. O’Conner
Catherine SwingMrs. O’Conner
Timothy AdamsBuzz Romano
Michael MichaelessiParks Department Foreman
Sarah MinhasWanda Brown
Megan KennedyCheerleader
Sandi StahlbrandMeredith Thompson
Neil GirvanDrunk Man in Pool
Jaya KarsemeyerGloria
Leah StraatsmaRannie
Mark PolleyCemetery Worker #1
Kirk GonnsenCemetery Worker #2
Marianne MoroneyTeacher
Anne WesselsWoman in Chiffon
Giovanni RibisiNarrator (voice)
Derek BoyesFootball ‘Grieving Teacher’
John BuchanJohn (Lydia’s Boss)
Conor Dean SmithFrankie
Mandy Lee JonesStudent
Thomas MarsGuest at the Prom Night

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