Boys on the Side
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Boys on the Side

Year:
Duration:
115 min
Genres:
Comedy | Drama
IMDB rate:
6.3
Director:
Herbert Ross
Awards:
1 win & 2 nominations
Details
Country: USA
Release Date: 1995-02-03
Filming Locations: Bendix Diner - Route 17 and Williams Avenue, Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey, USA
Earnings
Budget: $21,000,000
Gross: $23,450,000 (USA) Admissions 390,981 (France)
Cast
Actor
Character
Drew Barrymore
Drew Barrymore
Boys on the Side
Whoopi Goldberg
Jane
Mary-Louise Parker
Robin
Matthew McConaughey
Abe
James Remar
Alex
Billy Wirth
Nick
Anita Gillette
Elaine
Dennis Boutsikaris
Massarelli
Estelle Parsons
Louise
Amy Aquino
Anna
Stan Egi
Henry
Stephen Gevedon
Johnny Figgis / Jane's Band
Amy Ray
Indigo Girl
Emily Saliers
Indigo Girl
Jude Ciccolella
Jerry
Gedde Watanabe
Steve (as Gede Watanabe)
Jon Seda
Pete (as Jonathan Seda)
Mimi Toro
Carrie
Lori Alan
Girl with Attitude
Mary Anne McGarry
Dr. Newbauer (as Mary Ann McGarry)
Michael Storm
Tommy
Danielle Shuman
Young Robin
Julian Neil
Nightclub Owner
Niecy Nash
Woman at Diner
Ted Zurkowski
Drug Buyer
Jill C. Klein
Waitress (as Jill Klein)
Marnie Crossen
Nurse
Aaron Lustig
Judge
Terri White
Female Guard
George Georgiadis
Cab Driver
Cheryl A. Kelly
Hotel Clerk
Adria Contreras
Mary Todd (5 Months)
Malika Edwards
Mary Todd (10 Months)
Pablo Espinosa
New Mexico Police
Kevin La Presle
New Mexico Police
John F. Manfredonia
Obstetrician
James Shuffield
Gynecologist (as Dr. James Shuffield)
Thomas Kevin Danaher
Tuscon Police
Richard Lowell McDole
Tuscon Police
Don Hewitt
Tow Truck Driver
Andy Duppin
Tow Truck Driver
Alan Mirikitani
Jane's Band
Joe Pyles
Jane's Band
Worthy Davis
Jane's Band
Joshua Segal
Indigo Girls' Band (as Josh Segal)
Breta La Von
Indigo Girls' Band
Patrice Jones
Indigo Girls' Band
Tito Larriva
Indigo Girls' Band
Gary Montemer
Indigo Girls' Band
Vernon Francisco
Desert Suns Band
Fidelis Manuel
Desert Suns Band
Sylvester Oliver
Desert Suns Band
Benedict Martinez
Desert Suns Band
Joseph Alfieri
Bartender (voice)
Ruben Angelo
Partygoer (uncredited)
Priscilla Cory
Pretty Girl in Audience (uncredited)
Margaret Dane
Party guest (uncredited)
E.M. Fredric
Pretty Girl Dancing in Bar (uncredited)
Keith Jefferson
Police Officer (uncredited)
Phil Nardozzi
Pedestrian (uncredited)
Colin O'Herlihy
Punk Band Manager (uncredited)
Dorothy Ann Puzo
Woman in Bar (uncredited)
Johnny Sanchez
(uncredited)
Did you know?
Trivia
When Jane & Robin first hit the road, (just after Robin appears saying "good morning"), the World Trade Center towers are briefly seen in the background as they are driving.
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Despite the fact that this was filmed in Super 35, "Filmed in Panavision" is listed in the end credits.
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Holly calls her baby girl Mary Todd, which makes her full name: Mary Todd Lincoln (Abraham Lincoln's wife).
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Goofs
Their New York to Los Angeles trip is interrupted by an emergency in Tucson, Arizona. Going through Tucson is not mentioned in the movie and adds over 200 miles to a normal NY-LA route.
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Just before the diner scene with Holly and Robin, there is an outside shot of the van driving and Holly is clearly seen in the back seat. In the very next shot, from inside the van, Holly is driving.
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After leaving NY, Jane and Robin appear to drive an entire day & then spend the night in a motel. There, Robin mentions to Jane that in order to get to Pittsburgh by noon the following day, they'll need to leave by 8:00am. Pittsburgh is less than 6 hours from NY which means they would have only driven 2 hours on the 1st day before stopping to stay overnight in a hotel.
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Quotes
Robin: But this person who dumped her, she was gay, right?
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Jane: No, we're not taking drug money on the road with us. Put it back.
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Holly: [while Abe munches on his cob of corn] See this is her old problem. She creates a situation where she gets this rejection that everyone else sees coming.
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Photos from cast
Drew Barrymore