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Riding in Cars with Boys (19-Oct-2001)

Director: Penny Marshall

Writer: Morgan Upton Ward

Based on a book: Riding in Cars with Boys by Beverly Donofrio

Music by: Hans Zimmer; Heitor Pereira

Producers: James L. Brooks; Julie Ansell; Richard Sakai; Sara Colleton; Laurence Mark

Keywords: Comedy, Drama, Coming of Age, Biography

A teenage mother with dreams of becoming a writer suffers through a marriage with her child's drug-addicted father.

Adapted from a true-life memoir by Beverly Denofrio, Riding in Cars with Boys focuses on the author's dramatized life story of dreams deferred due to an unplanned pregnancy and the ensuing consequences, following young Beverly through from promising roots in working-class Connecticut to an unplanned pregnancy with eighteen-year old high school classmate Ray, an unfortunate episode leading to a tortured marriage plagued by the young man's all-consuming heroin addiction.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Drew Barrymore
22-Feb-1975   E.T., The Wedding Singer
Skye McCole Bartusiak
28-Sep-1992 19-Jul-2014 Firestarter 2: Rekindled
Mika Boorem
18-Aug-1987   The Education of Little Tree
Lorraine Bracco
2-Oct-1954   Goodfellas, The Sopranos
Peter Facinelli
26-Nov-1973   Dr. Fitch Cooper on Nurse Jackie
Adam Garcia
1-Jun-1973   Coyote Ugly
Sara Gilbert
29-Jan-1975   Darlene on Roseanne
Maggie Gyllenhaal
16-Nov-1977   Secretary
Desmond Harrington
19-Oct-1976   Ghost Ship
Paz de la Huerta
3-Sep-1984   Lucy Danziger on Boardwalk Empire
Logan Lerman
19-Jan-1992   Percy Jackson & the Olympians
David Moscow
14-Nov-1974   Big
Brittany Murphy
10-Nov-1977 20-Dec-2009 Clueless
Vincent Pastore
14-Jul-1946   Big Pussy on The Sopranos
Rosie Perez
6-Sep-1964   Do The Right Thing
James Woods
18-Apr-1947   Casino, Any Given Sunday
Steve Zahn
13-Nov-1968   Glenn in Out of Sight


Drew Barrymore   ...   Beverly Donofrio
Steve Zahn   ...   Ray Hasek
Brittany Murphy   ...   Fay Forrester
Adam Garcia   ...   Jason (age 20)
Lorraine Bracco   ...   Mrs. Donofrio
James Woods   ...   Mr. Donofrio
Sara Gilbert   ...   Tina
Desmond Harrington   ...   Bobby
David Moscow   ...   Lizard
Maggie Gyllenhaal   ...   Amelia (age 20)
Peter Facinelli   ...   Tommy Butcher
Marisa Ryan   ...   Janet (age 19)
Mika Boorem   ...   Beverly (age 11)
Skye McCole Bartusiak   ...   Amelia (age 8)
Logan Lerman   ...   Jason (age 8)
Cody Arens   ...   Jason (age 6)
Logan Arens   ...   Jason (age 3)
Celine Marget   ...   Janet (age 8)
Vincent Pastore   ...   Uncle Lou
Maryann Urbano   ...   Aunt Ann
Alissa Dean   ...   Townie Girl #1
Jessica Leshnower   ...   Townie Girl #2
Aleksia Landeau   ...   Jenny
Kristin Proctor   ...   Cindy
Temple Brooks   ...   Karen
Lauren Lake   ...   Karen's Friend
Jordan Gelber   ...   Kevin
Gabriel Carpenter   ...   Sky Barrister
Kevin Thoms   ...   Mark
Vincent De Paul   ...   Linebacker #1
Joseph Cassese   ...   Linebacker #2
Kevin O'Rourke   ...   Jail Ward
Susan Forristal   ...   Mrs. Forrester
John Bedford Lloyd   ...   Mr. Forrester
Paz de la Huerta   ...   1st Phone Call Flirt
Olivia Morgan Scheck   ...   Janet (age 12)
Dusty Rizzo   ...   Wedding Singer Tony
Gene Canfield   ...   Pete
Carl Capotorto   ...   Cop #1
Robert Greenhut   ...   Cop #2
Heather Hodder   ...   Donofrio Cousin
Sean Liotine   ...   Zippy
Tracy Reiner   ...   Nurse
Joseph M. Cannizaro   ...   Jason (newborn)
Noah Hartwick   ...   Jason (newborn)
Briana Tilden   ...   Jason (baby)
Skye Arens   ...   Jason (age 1)
Patrick Salerno   ...   Jason (age 2)
Robert Salerno   ...   Jason (age 2)
Samantha Reale   ...   Amelia (age 3)
Wade Mylius   ...   Al
Jon Korkes   ...   Counselor
Samantha Lucier   ...   Amelia (age 6)
Gaetano Lisi   ...   Sweeny's Owner
Michael Linstroth   ...   Dennis Forrester
Rosie Perez   ...   Shirley


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