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Cherry Crush -- A seventeen-year-old photographer gets caught up in murder when he breaks his own rules and falls in love with one of his teenage models.

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Writers (WGA):
Nicholas DiBella (written by) &
Paul Root (written by)
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A seventeen-year-old photographer gets caught up in murder when he breaks his own rules and falls in love with one of his teenage models. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Nikki Reed ... Shay Bettencourt

Jonathan Tucker ... Jordan Wells

Julie Gonzalo ... Desiree Thomas

Michael O'Keefe ... Detective Griffin

Haviland Morris ... Julia Wells

Dennis Boutsikaris ... Ben Wells

Frank Whaley ... Wade Chandling
Brooke Mayer ... Trish
Alessa Neeck ... Abbey

Christopher Jon Martin ... Jake Miles (as Christopher Martin)
Patricia Lewis Browne ... Older Woman
Billy Powell ... Chemistry Teacher
Thomas Tripiciano ... Dean Robert Mullen
Nick Lang ... Wide Receiver
Ferdinand Jay Smith ... DA Thomas (as Ferdinand J. Smith)

Sarah Anderson ... Waitress
Sally Cohen ... News Announcer
Doug Emblidge ... News Announcer
Nicolette Hart ... Tara Bettancourt
Arthur Brown ... Detective #1
Mason Taylor Moore ... Detective #2 (as Mason Moore)
Howard Jacobson ... Auctioneer
Rylyn Juliano ... Auction Model
Marc Mayer ... Chandling Body Double
Angela Ryck ... Violin Student #1
Elena Ryck ... Violin Student #2
Stephen Ryck ... Violin Student #3
Stephen Hunt ... Detective #3
Jill Rittinger ... Music Teacher
Dina Corsetti ... Board Member #1
David Shakes ... Board Member #2

Kristin Vahl ... Photo girl #1 (as Kristen Vahl)
Sarah Cassano ... Photo girl #2
Tetyana Kamenyeva ... Photo girl #3
Elizabeth A. Lincoln ... Photo girl #4
James DiBella ... Quarterback
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Jamie Miller ... Student (uncredited)

Directed by
Nicholas DiBella 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Nicholas DiBella (written by) &
Paul Root (written by)

Produced by
Tiersa Dennis .... associate producer
Jamie Foehner .... co-producer
Gary A. Knaak .... executive producer (as Gary Knaak)
Gary A. Knaak .... producer (as Gary Knaak)
Kathy Kristich .... co-producer
Bill Lang .... executive producer (as William Lang)
Jennifer Nickson .... associate producer
Marc Wax .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
Joe Kaltenbach (music by)
 
Cinematography by
Tim Wainwright (director of photography) (as Timothy Wainwright)
 
Film Editing by
Dave Marshall  (as David Marshall)
Tom Mignemi  (as Thomas Mignemi)
 
Casting by
Karen Margiotta 
Mary Margiotta 
 
Production Design by
Jack Haldoupis  (as John Haldoupis)
 
Makeup Department
Kathleen Imburgia .... additional hair
Kathleen Imburgia .... additional makeup
Lori Lynn .... key hair stylist (as Lori Lynn Powell)
Lori Lynn .... key makeup artist (as Lori Lynn Powell)
Michelle Stagnito .... second key hair stylist
Michelle Stagnito .... second key makeup artist
 
Production Management
Tracy Moran .... unit production manager
Lisa Smith .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
John Fiorella .... second unit director
Kyle Koromaldi .... key second assistant director
Zachary May .... key second assistant director
Yori Tondrowski .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Brett Benson .... art department production assistant
Kevin Berends .... painter
Lorraine Bohonos .... artwork
Joanne Boughner .... artwork
Michelle Cardulla .... property master
Jason A. Drago .... assistant props (as Jason Drago)
Bonnie Lill .... assistant set designer
Bin Zhang .... artwork
 
Sound Department
Richard Achor .... additional sounds
Gary Arnold .... surround sound mixer: 5.1
Jack Aurora .... assistant adr mixer
Jeff Gilhart .... additional sound design
Rob Hill .... re-recording mixer
Lukasz Janik .... boom operator
Jeff Levy .... adr mixer
Glenn Luty .... foley artist
Robert Purvis .... sound mixer
Rob Reinbolt .... foley engineer
Kelly Lynn Walker .... foley artist (as Kelly Walker)
 
Special Effects by
Jon Bradley .... special effects
Tom Dubois .... special effects director
John Vincent .... special effects makeup
 
Stunts
Curtis Sawyer .... stunt coordinator
Steve Vaughn .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Fred Armstrong .... dolly grip
Aaron Austin .... electrician
Aaron Austin .... grip
Tony Barbagallo .... still photographer
Chris Baumer .... additional camera operator
Kathleen Black .... video assist
Jinx Canty .... second key grip (as Jermaine Canty)
Steven Delmonte .... additional camera operator
Adam Deutsch .... grip
Bart Durkin .... electrician
Bart Durkin .... grip
Alec Jarnagin .... Steadicam operator
Kevin Kilcher .... second assistant camera (as Kevin Kelcher)
John R. Kraus .... grip
Bill Lang .... additional camera operator (as William Lang)
Timothy Limner .... grip
Dave Lippa .... videographer: behind the scenes (as David Lippa)
Kahile Mahonski .... still photographer
Thom Marini .... videographer: behind the scenes
Chuck Moran .... best boy electric
Antonio Ponti .... first assistant camera
John Putnam .... electrician
John Putnam .... grip
Bob Schils .... gaffer
William Shackelton .... electrician
William Shackelton .... grip
Robert Swedenhjelm .... rigging: scaffolding
Daniel Swinton .... camera rental
Darrin Tindall .... key grip
J. Dan Wright .... balloon lighting (as Dan Wright)
 
Casting Department
Matthew Ehlers .... casting coordinator (as Matt Ehlers)
Jenna Fain .... extras casting assistant
Marc Mayer .... casting coordinator
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Nicole Davis .... costume supervisor
Nichole LaRoche .... wardrobe production assistant (as Nicole Laroche)
Kasia Pelepko .... wardrobe assistant
Cari Scoppa .... wardrobe production assistant
 
Editorial Department
Ryan Collier .... additional film editor
 
Location Management
Joe Alessi .... location manager: pre-production
Rich Angell .... location production assistant
Tim Beldeck .... location manager
 
Music Department
Casey Filiaci .... musician
Jeff Gilhart .... music engineer
Jeff Gilhart .... music mixer
Jeff Gilhart .... musician
Joe Kaltenbach .... music supervisor
Joe Kaltenbach .... musician
Dean Keller .... musician
Angela Ryck .... musician
Elena Ryck .... musician
Stephen Ryck .... musician
Theresa Ryck .... musician
Eric Stock .... musician
Neil Trama .... music consultant
Julie Wadley .... music clearance
 
Transportation Department
James E. Gibney .... driver: RVs
Jeff Haltz .... driver: RVs
Paul Harris .... provider: picture car, Sutherland Service Center
Arian Horbovetz .... driver: talent
Tom Indivino .... driver: RVs
David Kaltenbach .... provider: picture car
Tony Locurto .... provider: picture car, Sutherland Service Center
Angelo Mancuso .... provider: picture car
Angelo Mancuso .... transportation co-captain
Steve Mann .... operator: camera car (as Stephen Mann)
Paul Root .... transportation coordinator
Martin Smith .... driver: grip van
Roger Wink .... driver: RVs
 
Other crew
Jeff Beach .... assistant production coordinator (as Jeffrey Beach)
Nancy Blostein .... extras wrangler
Andrew Bourne .... set production assistant
Frank Camp .... production security
Mike Celona .... office production assistant (as Francis 'Mike' Celone)
Anastasia Cerankosky .... set production assistant
Mike Champlin .... technical advisor: firearms
Sally Cohen .... publicist
Samantha Cordaro .... assistant production accountant
Brian Coughlin .... assistant to director
Delaine Dacko .... set production assistant
Amy DiBella .... script supervisor
Margaret Dilmore .... cello teacher
Dave Evers .... set production assistant
Peggy Fagan .... office production assistant (as Margaret 'Peggy' Fagan)
Timothy Farmer .... production assistant
Tiffany Feaster .... extras wrangler
Beki Gibney .... set production assistant (as Rebecca 'Beki' Gibney)
Dan Gonnella .... office production assistant
Carolyn Grinstead .... extras wrangler
Ray Gust .... license plates
Kelly Hellman .... office production assistant
Brian Hewitt .... craft service
Arian Horbovetz .... production assistant
Bill Lang Jr. .... set medic (as William Lang Jr.)
Nichole LaRoche .... set production assistant (as Nicole Laroche)
Mark Levey .... production security (as Mark Levy)
John Lux .... post facilities manager
Bob Mahonsky .... it guru
Justin Mahonsky .... office production assistant
Nick Marcucci .... assistant: Miss Reed (as Nicholas Marcucci)
Scott McGlynn .... office production assistant
Kathlyn Moon .... set production assistant
Cari Scoppa .... set production assistant
Lisa Smith .... production accountant
Jake Stock .... production assistant (as Jacob Stock)
Gregg Thompson .... craft service
Ronald Thompson .... craft service
Annie Tutino .... rental: cello
Max Wagonblass .... set production assistant
Joshua Wink .... set production assistant
John W. Yost .... set production assistant (as John Yost)
Ingrid Bock Young .... cello teacher
 
Thanks
Steve Bartalotta .... thanks
Margaret Beers .... thanks
Michelle Cardulla .... thanks
Mary Daly .... thanks: Corbett's Glen Nature Park
John Maggio .... thanks: Brooklea Country Club
Misty Neilson .... thanks
Thomas Neilson .... thanks
Dan Reardon .... thanks Irondequoit High School
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Also Known As:
"В ловушке красоты" - Russia
"Dulce perversión" - Argentina (DVD title)
"Filme Fatal" - Portugal (imdb display title)
"Fonikos erotas" - Greece (DVD title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for language, some sexuality and nudity
Runtime:
89 min
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The entire film was shot in Rochester, NY.See more »
Soundtrack:
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20 out of 29 people found the following review useful.
A rich staging overshadows narration and plot weaknesses, 20 February 2007
Author: from United States

Like many films starring teens or pitched to a teen audience, Cherry Crush falls short on intrigue and plays long on wrought dialog and narration. What Cherry Crush has that say, Cruel Intentions, doesn't have is a languid and saturated visual feel that distracts from the film's occasionally empty writing. The film has a similar feel to The Virgin Suicides, which also focuses its artistic energies on creating rich landscapes and detailed portraits of its characters (rather than character development). Director Nick DiBella's choice to prioritize style is a good one given his strength with the camera. It's no wonder that the protagonist in his co-writing debut is a photographer.

Because of its sophisticated cinematography and laudable go at film noir in color, Cherry Crush deserves to be offered to an art house audience. The story of a rich kid bewitched by a mysterious pauper isn't a terribly sympathetic, but putting the failures of the plot concept aside, DiBella captures his subject well.

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