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Foreign Correspondents (1999)

Two stories of complicated long-distance relationships between people from different countries.

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Mark Tapio Kines
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Melanie Lynskey ... Melody
Wil Wheaton ... Jonas
Corin Nemec ... Trevor
Yelena Danova Yelena Danova ... Mira
Steve Valentine ... Ian
Blaire Baron ... Rachel
Douglas Coler Douglas Coler ... Nils
Lisa LoCicero ... Christina
Alice Cunningham Alice Cunningham ... Mary
Guy Lewis ... Michael
James Michael Tyler ... Randy
Lillian Adams ... Sonya
Earl Schuman Earl Schuman ... Sam
Richard Moll ... Man in Bookstore
Keith Anthony Keith Anthony ... Kevin
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Two stories of complicated long-distance relationships between people from different countries.

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There Are Two Sides To Every Mystery.

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Drama | Mystery | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for language and brief sensuality
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 September 2001 (USA) See more »

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California, USA See more »

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Budget:

$500,000 (estimated)
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Dolby | Dolby SR

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Director Mark Tapio Kines ran out of funds shortly after filming wrapped in August 1997, leaving him unable to complete post-production. Thanks to his experience as a web designer he was able to create an official website for the film ("forcor.com") to spark interest among the Internet community. A year later the director had received $90,000 in investments from complete strangers (including fans of principal star Melanie Lynskey) and a further $60,000 from friends and acquaintances, enabling the film to finally be completed. The makers of The Blair Witch Project later employed a similar technique of using the Internet to market their film. See more »


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Every Other Night
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Performed by Vanessa Theme Ament
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Some corrections to my previous comments.
19 January 2001 | by jack_94706See all my reviews

My sentiments about this film remain much as my earlier comments indicate. However, the director, Mark Kines, was kind enough respect my right to the opinions I offered, while pointing out -- via the IMDb -- that, factually, Melanie Lynskey did NOT have to pay her way to the US from New Zealand. She was treated rather well here, glad to have an opportunity to be near Hollywood to explore possible future roles, make contacts with major studios, etc. She also knew the script in advance of coming. Kines had the smarts to seek her out and ask for her -- and PAY her! He deserves credit for that and more. I am sorry to have misled people. Was it fair to characterize her role as Melody as being "a wallflower"? A few other viewers' comments have been even less kind; still, "wallflower" probably was the wrong word. Melody knows what she's about; she's no push-over. She may be unhappy, yet never desperate or desolate. My problem remains: it's just not very dynamic. I'm not asking for gunfire, or weeping and running about. So-called quiet films often appeal to me for their very quietness. And, as I said before, there's much to enjoy about "Foreign Correspondents." I'm happy to say it again. What Kines attempted with her plot-line was extremely difficult -- and maybe film schools should post signs in big letters: Don't try this! Having Michael J. Fox play a coke-head in "Bright Lights, Big City" comes to mind. Not for a minute was he convincing in that role. (Loved him in "Doc Hollywood.") Kines' error was of a much lesser magnitude. And... my expectations for Lynskey and her part were sky-high, up in the clouds. I would accept no less than another "Heavenly Creatures" turn. And why not add in some startling b&w images from old Orson Welles' films, too -- and those terrific dancing mud-creatures -- what happened to them? All of which made it difficult to see and appreciate "Foreign Correspondents" in its own right; so I apologize.


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