Desperately Seeking Susan
Country of Origin: United States
Production year: 1985
Director: Susan Seidelman
Rating: Rating
UPC [Locale]: 027616-850799
Running time: 1:44 (104 Min.)
Casetype: Keep Case
Format: NTSC, 1.85:1 Anamorphic Widescreen, Pan & Scan
DVD-Format: Double-Sided, Single-Layered
Released: June 13, 2000
Collection type: Owned (#496)
Status: Available
Purchase date: May 05, 2005
Purchase price: Hidden
Review (movie): 7 / 10
Review (video): 7 / 10
Overview
If you know what to look for, you can find almost anything in the personal ads...including the love of your life. Rosanna Arquette (Pulp Fiction) is "irresistible" (Newsweek) and, in her first starring role, pop star Madonna (Evita) gives a "marvelously comic" (Time) performance in this "delightful madcap comedy" (US Magazine) about mistaken identity.

Bored New Jersey housewife Roberta (Arquette) fills her days by reading the personals ads and following an ongoing romance between "Jim" (Robert Joy) and "Susan" (Madonna), a mysterious drifter who appears to lead the kind of free-spirited life about which Roberta can only dream. And dream she does, until the day she actually shows up at the couple's pre-arranged rendezvous in New York City ... and after a bump on the head, a bout of amnesia turns Roberta into Susan and opens the door to intrigue, laughter and love.
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Genres
Comedy
Romance
Studios
Production Studios:
 • Orion Pictures
 • Sanford/Pillsbury Productions
Media Companies:
 • MGM Home Entertainment
Audio format
English  Dolby Digital Mono
Commentary  Dolby Digital Mono
Subtitles
French
Spanish
Tags
Movie
Discs
# Description A B DS DL A DL B
1Main Feature (A:WS; B:P&S)
Features
 • Scene Access
 • Feature Trailers
 • Commentary
 • Deleted Scenes
 • Closed Captioned
Crew
Direction
Susan Seidelman....Director
Writing
Leora Barish....Writer
Production
Michael Peyser....Executive Producer
Sarah Pillsbury....Producer
Midge Sanford....Producer
Cinematography
Edward Lachman....Director of Photography
Film Editing
Andrew Mondshein....Film Editor
Music
Thomas Newman....Composer
''Into the Groove''
Madonna....Song Writer
Steve Bray....Song Writer
Sound
Les Lazarowitz....Production Sound Mixer
Lee Dichter....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Maurice Schell....Supervising Sound Editor
Peter Odabashian....Sound Editor
Mark Rathaus....Sound Editor
Lou Graf....Sound Editor
Art
Santo Loquasto....Production Designer
Speed Hopkins....Art Director
Richard Dean....Make-up Artist
Bill Campbell....Costume Designer
Melissa A. Stanton....Costume Designer
Cast
Rosanna Arquette....Roberta Glass
Madonna....Susan
Aidan Quinn....Dez
Mark Blum....Gary Glass
Robert Joy....Jim
Laurie Metcalf....Leslie Glass
Anna Levine....Crystal
Will Patton....Wayne Nolan
Peter Maloney....Ian
Steven Wright....Larry Stillman D.D.S.
John Turturro....Ray
Anne Carlisle....Victoria
Jose Santana....Boutique Owner
Giancarlo Esposito....Street Vendor
Richard Hell....Bruce Meeker
Rockets Redglare....Taxi Driver
Steve Bosh....Newscaster
Daisy Bradford....Daisy
Annie Golden....Band Singer
Richard Edson....Man With Newspapers
Ann Magnuson....Cigarette Girl
John Lurie....Neighbor Saxophonist
Mary Joy....Cocktail Waitress
Rosemary Hochschild....Cocktail Waitress
Iris Chacon....TV Singer
Victor Argo....Sgt. Taskal
Jail Matrons
Shirley Stoler
J. B. Waters
Arto Lindsay....Newspaper Clerk
Henry Adler....Magic Club Drummer
Marty Gold....Magic Club Pianist
Alvy West....Magic Club Saxophonist
Michael R. Chin....Choy
John Patrick Hurley....Policeman
Timothy Carhart....Victoria's Boyfriend
Curt Dempster....Coffee Shop Manager
Shirley Kaplan....Waitress
Lazaro Perez....Enrique the Guard
John Hoyt....Space Commander
Band Members
Gary Ray
Gary Binkow
Michael Bramon
Joyce Griffen....Prostitute
Paul Austin....Policeman
Richard S. Lowy....Adrian the Hairdresser
Donna Ritchie....Hot Tub Girl
Kim Chan....Park Bum
Michael Badalucco....Guy from Brooklyn
Elie J. Boubli....Egyptian Ambassador
Adele Bertei....Prisoner
Pete Castellotti....Coffee Shop Cop
Party Guests
Wende Dasteel
Steve Eidel
Michael Kaufman
Ilene Kristen
Carol Leifer
Richard Portnow
Isabel Garcia-Lorca
Timothy R. Wilson....Bellhop
Gilda Tortorello....Ray's Mom
Stanley Burns....Ventriloquist