SQUARE DOG PICTURES PRESENTS
A FILM BY BILL FISHMAN
BLOCKBUSTER VERSION: Frances is the ultimate L.A. party girl who lives for the Hollywood scene - Lily is in town for a wedding to hook up with the man of her dreams. When they lose the wedding invitation, they go on an after hours search through cool Hollywood as they hop from club to club, party to party and boy to boy.
However, they soon realize that their ambitions for the night are radically different: Lily is on a quest for the perfect man... and Frances is on a quest for the perfect martini!
Starring supermodel Claudia Schiffer, Christine
Taylor (The Brady Bunch Movie), and Paget Brewster.
Co-starring John Corbett, Max
Perlich, Henry Rollins and Joey Lawrence as
"Darby Tipp." Also starring Rodney
Lee Conover as "Red Party Bouncer" and the ear of this
writer in the top-left corner of the photograph to your right.
Square Dog Pictures is a division of Third Row Center Films, a subsidiary of D.E.J. Productions, Inc. (the acquisition and distribution subsidiary of Blockbuster, Inc.).
On September 3rd, 2002, Desperate but not Serious
was released on DVD and VHS in the United States by Twentieth Century
Fox, and retitled Reckless + Wild. Twentieth changed the film's title because
Blockbuster Inc. had released DBNS for six months in their stores in 1999 as a "video exclusive."
Fox presumably wanted Blockbuster and its customers to buy their new version of the same film (and/or get
people to buy or rent the same film), so they changed the title and the artwork. Sneaky, eh? But don't worry, everything inside is the same brilliant film that took the New York, Hawaii and Savannah film festivals by storm! (And still includes the author's ear in the last scene.)
Also known as...
Twentieth Century Fox and Franchise Pictures present a Phoenician Films/Fallout Films Production: Reckless + Wild (aka Desperate but not Serious)a lost wedding invitation sends two girls on an after-hours search through the club and party scene of late-night Hollywood. Hoping to stumble upon the club where the wedding reception is being held, the girls experience a series of offbeat encounters with the underground Hollywood crowd as they go from club to club, party to party, and ultimately from boy to boy!
Director: Bill Fishman
Cast: Christine Taylor, Paget Brewster, Claudia Schiffer, John Corbett, Max Perlich, Joey Lawrence, Jeff Hause's ear
Region 1 (US and Canada only)
Format: Color, Closed-captioned, Widescreen
Not for sale to persons under age 18.
Studio: Fox Home Entertainment
- Theatrical trailer(s)
- Full-screen format
- Chapter Search
Or Buy the Video:
Format: Color, Closed-captioned, NTSC
Not for sale to persons under 18.
Studio: Fox Home Entertainment
Full-Screen (sigh... for those who are upset with the pan & scan by 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, Universe Video & Laser Co. Ltd. has released an R3 Hong Kong version with an anamorphic widescreen transfer. The R1 sports a Dolby Digital 5.1 and Dolby Stereo soundtrack while the R3 just has the Dolby Stereo soundtrack.)
- NTSC format (US and Canada only. This VHS will probably NOT be viewable in other countries.)
- Color, Closed-captioned, NTSC
- You're stuck in the last Century - buy a DVD player!
There's also a Video CD available - just click on the cover at left!
CREDITS: Casting by Erica Arvold. Production Designer: Anna-Marie Mutter. Costume Designer:
Hala Bahmet. Music: Daniel Lanois & Stan Ridgway. Editor: Mary Morrisey. Director
of Photography Wm. MacCollum. Executive Producers: Jim Fishman, Mark McGarry,
Jason Villard. Written by Nicole Coady, Halle Eaton and Abbe Wool. Creative Consultants:
Rodney Lee Conover, Jeff Hause and Dave
Hines. Producers: Elie Samaha, Gerard Guez. Directed
by Bill Fishman.
BUY IT TODAY, YOU CHEAP BASTARDS!
FOR MATURE AUDIENCES. CONTAINS ADULT SITUATIONS AND SMOKING.