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Drop Dead Gorgeous

Year:
Duration:
97 min
Genres:
Comedy
IMDB rate:
6.5
Director:
Michael Patrick Jann
Awards:
2 wins & 1 nomination
Details
Country: USA
Release Date: 1999-07-23
Filming Locations: Jordan, Minnesota, USA
Earnings
Budget: $10,000,000
Opening Weekend: $3,986,269 (USA) (25 July 1999)
Gross: $10,561,238 (USA) (12 September 1999)
Cast
Actor
Character
Amy Adams
Drop Dead Gorgeous
Will Sasso
Will Sasso
Drop Dead Gorgeous
Kirsten Dunst
Amber Atkins
Ellen Barkin
Annette Atkins
Allison Janney
Loretta
Denise Richards
Rebecca 'Becky' Ann Leeman
Kirstie Alley
Gladys Leeman
Sam McMurray
Lester Leeman
Mindy Sterling
Iris Clark
Brittany Murphy
Lisa Swenson
Laurie A. Sinclair
Michelle Johnson
Shannon Nelson
Tess Weinhaus
Tara Redepenning
Molly Howard
Sarah Stewart
Jenelle Betz
Alexandra Holden
Mary Johanson
Brooke Elise Bushman
Tammy Curry
Matt Malloy
John Dough, Judge #1
Michael McShane
Harold Vilmes, Judge #2
Lona Williams
Jean Kangas, Judge #3
John T. Olson
Pat (as Jon T. Olson)
Ashley Dylan Bullard
Fry Girl
Jacy King
Pregnant Fry Girl (as Jacy Dumermuth)
Nora Dunn
Colleen Douglas, State Pagent
Mo Gaffney
Terry Macy, State Pagent
Adam West
Adam West
Mary Gillis
Chloris Klinghagen
Richard Narita
Mr. Howard
Patti Yasutake
Mrs. Howard
Seiko Matsuda
Tina / Seiko Howard
Allyson Kearns
Candy Striper
Tom Gilshannon
Lars Larson
Claudia Wilkens
Iona Hildebrandt, 1945 Winner
Dale Dunham
Mount Rose Mayor
Amanda Detmer
Miss Minneapolis
Thomas Lennon
Documentarian (voice)
Eric D. Howell
Sound Recordist
Matthew G. Park
Crew Guy
Terry Hempleman
Cop #1
Chris Carlson
Cop #2
James Cada
Lisa Swenson's Father
Kristin Rudrüd
Connie Rudrüd, the Pork Products Lady
Luke Ingles
Rocker Kid #1
Nick Ingles
Rocker Kid #2
Jimmie D. Wright
Doctor
Peter Aitchinson
Male News Anchor
Mary Rehbein
Female Reporter #1
Jeany Park
Female Reporter #2
Richard Ooms
Pastor
Robert-Bruce Brake
Mr. Melchoir
Bruce Linser
Ed
Tiffany Engen
Tap Dancer
Jennifer Baldwin Peden
Opera Singer
Annalise Nelson
Violinist
Samantha Harris
Miss Burnsville
Kari Ann Shiff
Miss Duluth
Mark Dahlen
COPS Crew Guy
Jeff Tatum
Fireman
Paul Cram
Beauty Pageant Fan (uncredited)
Amy Lithander
Fry Girl (uncredited)
Josh Minnie
Trailer Park Resident (uncredited)
Emily Moore
Miss Buffalo (uncredited)
Jamie Olsen
Peter (uncredited)
Robb Ross
Swat Cop (uncredited)
Darla Rothman
Prom Queen (uncredited)
Joel Thingvall
Beauty Pageant Fan (uncredited)
Lisa Woods
Beauty Pageant Fan (uncredited)
Did you know?
Trivia
Screenwriter Lona Williams was herself a contestant in local beauty pageants. She appears in the film as the pageant's third, non-speaking judge, Jean.
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The sports teams at Mount Rose High School are called the "Muskies." This is in reference to the muskellunge, a fish found in northern Minnesota, whose name derives from the Ojibwa word for "ugly pike."
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The movie makes multiple references to traditional Minnesota food: The Mount Rose High cafeteria serves lutefisk for lunch, Jell-O salad is served at Tammy's funeral, and several scenes include people eating and offering "bars," considered an essential dessert for Minnesota potlucks.
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Goofs
A 1998 Lincoln Town Car Limousine is at a hotel, but the movie takes place in 1995.
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When Becky visits Mary at the hospital, Amber is combing her hair and a chunk falls out. Amber places the chunk back on Mary's crown. When Becky enters, Mary is suddenly wearing a tiara and the chunk of hair is hanging in front of her nightgown. There wouldn't have been time for Amber to have picked up the tiara from the dresser and fixed her hair.
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During the opening number of the pageant, Michelle Johnson is wearing a "Hollywood" hat; near the end, she can be seen standing behind Amber Atkins with no hat at all.
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Quotes
Jenelle Betz: [at the contestant interviews] The tard's pants are completely off
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Gladys Leeman: [wearing her old pageant outfit] And can you believe it, they still fit!
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Colleen Douglas: I can sum up our entire philosophy with this glass. I can look at it and say it's half-full, which in the beauty pageant biz means "Where the hell's my waiter?"
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Photos from cast
Casey Garven Will Sasso