The Great New Wonderful (2005) Movie

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(Hollywood) USA

Ratings / Votes
5.7/ 10 (1149 Votes)

MPAA Ratings
Rated R for language and some sexuality

Production Company
Serenade Films [us]
Sly Dog Films [us]

Production Designer

All Producers

All Directors


Release Date
(USA) - 22 April 2005
(USA) - 20 April 2006
(USA) - 22 April 2006
(USA) - 23 June 2006
(USA) - 21 July 2006

Running Time
USA:87 (Tribeca Film Festival)

Rebuilding is a process.

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Technical Support
CAM:Panasonic AJ-HDC27
RAT:1.78 : 1

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Full Cast

  1. Abbott, Joseph M. as (uncredited) [Man in Park]
  2. Anest, Nicky Pops as [Lou] <44>
  3. Arnett, Will as [Danny Keeler (segment "Emme's Story")] <11>
  4. Bawa, Kapil as [General Ganjee (segment "Avi and Satish's Story")] <32>
  5. Burrell, Fred as [Wexler Whitehead (segment "Emme's Story")] <19>
  6. Castillo Orta, Moises as [Tough Teen (segment "Ari and Satish's Story")] <40>
  7. Catlin, Sam as [Councilman Blenick (segment "Judy's Story")] <43>
  8. Colbert, Stephen as [Principal Peersall (segment "David and Allison's Story")] <9>
  9. Costabile, David as [Vending Machine Guy (segment "Sandie's Story")] <47>
  10. Den Dekker, Michael as (uncredited) [Cafe Patron]
  11. Donner, Bill as (as Billy Donner) [Charlie Burbage (segment "David and Allison's Story")] <28>
  12. Dressel, Mike as (uncredited) [Young Teacher]
  13. Fleishman, Eric as [Water Exercise Instructor (segment "Judy's Story")] <46>
  14. Ford, Tom (XIV) as [Mr. Jeffers (segment "David and Allison's Story)] <29>
  15. Gaffigan, Jim as [Sandie (segment "Sandie's Story")] <2>
  16. Galtieri, Tony as [Waiter]
  17. Gilliam, Seth as [Clayton (segment "Emme's Story")] <12>
  18. Hasan, Nadir as [Restaurant Patron]
  19. Kirchoff, Brian as (uncredited) [Actor]
  20. Kushner, Tony as [Himself (segment "Emme's Story")] <22>
  21. Latessa, Dick as [Jerry Binder (segment "Judy's Story")] <10>
  22. Mancino, Dominick as (uncredited) [Train Passenger]
  23. McCarthy, Thomas (I) as (as Tom McCarthy) [Davie Burbage (segment "David and Allison's Story")] <5>
  24. McInerney, Bernie as [Duff Krindel (segment "Emme's Story")] <25>
  25. Nakanishi, Masayasu as [Japanese Tourist (segment "Ari and Satish's Story")] <41>
  26. O Brien, Kevin Brendan as (uncredited) [Protester]
  27. Parsons, Jim (II) as [Justin (segment "Emme's Story")] <16>
  28. Patel, Mukesh as (as Mukesh M. Patel) [Vijay (Satish's brother-in-law) (segment "Avi and Satish's Story")] <35>
  29. Patel, Nikhil as (as Nikhil M. Patel) [Bhanu (Satish's son) (segment "Avi and Satish's Story")] <36>
  30. Polit, Mario as [Elvis Cedeno (segment "Emme's Story")] <21>
  31. Qureshi, Eliyas as [Head Security Guard (segment "Avi and Satish's Story")] <33>
  32. Rosen, Justin (I) as [Boy in Truck (segment "Sandie's Story")] <49>
  33. Saxena, Sharat as [Satish (segment "Avi and Satish's Story")] <6>
  34. Seife, Matthew as [Boisterous Tourist Family]
  35. Setrakian, Ed as [Henry Hillerman (segment "Judy's Story")] <42>
  36. Shah, Naseeruddin as [Avinash aka "Avi" (segment "Avi and Satish's Story")] <7>
  37. Shalhoub, Tony as [Dr. Trabulous (segment "Sandie's Story")] <8>
  38. Shamos, Jeremy as (uncredited) [Young Rabbi]
  39. Shanmugam, Parthiban as [Under cover agent]
  40. Wall, Zack as [Geography Bee Contestant (segment "David and Allison's Story")] <30>
  41. Asa, Kimberly as [School principal]
  42. Cassidy, Orlagh as (uncredited) [Flirty Woman]
  43. Chris, Marilyn as [Phyllis (segment "Judy's Story")] <45>
  44. Crane, Jillian as [Crying Woman (segment "Emme's Story")] <20>
  45. DeWitt, Rosemarie as [Debbie (segment "David and Allison's Story")] <31>
  46. Dretzin, Julie as [Julie Driscoll (segment "Emme's Story")] <14>
  47. Du Ciel, Jyotsna as [Avi's Daughter (segment "Avi and Satish's Story")] <37>
  48. Dukakis, Olympia as [Judy Hillerman (segment "Judy's Story")] <1>
  49. Dziena, Alexis as (scenes deleted) [Angie]
  50. Eagle, Adrianna White as (uncredited) [Girl Looking Down School Hallway]
  51. Falco, Edie as [Safarah Polsky (segment "Emme's Story")] <15>
  52. Faughnan, Kathryn as [Karaoke Girl (segment "Emme's Story")] <27>
  53. Gillette, Anita as [Lainie (segment "Judy's Story")] <13>
  54. Graynor, Ari as [Lisa Krindel (segment "Emme's Story")] <26>
  55. Greer, Judy as [Allison Burbage (segment "David and Allison's Story")] <3>
  56. Gyllenhaal, Maggie as [Emme Keeler (segment "Emme's Story")] <4>
  57. Madison, Michie as (uncredited) [Theatregoer]
  58. McCord, Alex as [Jessilyn (Lola Hostess) (segment "Avi and Satish's Story")] <39>
  59. McDoniel, Nancy as [Agnes Whitehead (segment "Emme's Story")] <18>
  60. Millan, Martha as [Alexa (segment "Emme's Story")] <17>
  61. Miller, K Dee as (uncredited) [Rhonda]
  62. Ostrom, Meredith (I) as (uncredited) [Anita]
  63. Patano, Tonye as [Shirley (Meter Maid) (segment "Avi and Satish's Story")] <38>
  64. Peskoff, Farrah as (uncredited) [Girl in Pigtails]
  65. Puri, Rajika as [Sucheta (segment "Avi and Satish's Story")] <34>
  66. Ressy, Dawn as (uncredited) [Train Passenger]
  67. Shah, Emily Anila as (uncredited) [Avi's Daughter (segment "Avi and Satish's Story)]
  68. Shah, Namrata as (uncredited) [Avi's Daughter (segment "Avi and Satish's Story)]
  69. Shanks, Priscilla as [Priscilla Krindel (segment "Emme's Story")] <24>
  70. Steeves, Finnerty as [Isabelle (segment "Emme's Story")] <23>
  71. Van Couvering, Alicia as [Girl in Truck (segment "Sandie's Story")] <48>


  1. Comedy
  2. Drama
  3. Romance

Full Plot

Avinash alias Avi and his partner Satish are Manhattan-based Security guards, hired in the wake of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks in New York. They have now been assigned to ensure the protection of a visiting Indian General, Ganjee. While Avi is a flirt, and of a cheerful disposition, Satish is quite grouchy, wrestling with personal and family problems. During their time together Avi will confess to Satish of his having sex with another woman and the consequences he must face. Emme Keeler caters to the rich and wealthy by making cakes and desserts, she must face up to facts especially when her closest competitor, Safarah Polsky, is on the verge of suicide; Judy Hillerman lives a routine and mundane life with her husband, Henry, and does feel like throttling him and tossing him over their 10th floor balcony; David and Burbage and his wife, Allison, must now accept that their overweight son, David, does have issues that need to be addressed, that is if they ever find time for him from their professional careers and their mutual attraction to each other; A mentally troubled man, Sandie, must decide whether his therapist does or does not deserve to get his head smashed; Watch how these people face their respective fates on September 11, 2002. rAjOo ( Civilization and its discontents. September, 2002; five stories in New York City. An older woman lives in a wordless marriage with her TV-watching husband; she reconnects with a man from her high school and sees new possibilities. A brittle maker of expensive cakes tastes the bitter fruits of competition. Two Indian security guards interact: one is a constant flirt, the other an irritable bully. An employee who has lost colleagues is interviewed over several days by a pushy and unorthodox psychologist. A couple faces financial problems while their overweight son exhibits more and more problematic behavior. What's behind the ennui and unhappiness? Are the stories at all connected? Plot not found

Total Business

BT: USD 500,000 GR: USD 150,071 (USA) (24 September 2006) GR: USD 148,484 (USA) (17 September 2006) GR: USD 146,057 (USA) (10 September 2006) GR: USD 143,916 (USA) (3 September 2006) GR: USD 134,890 (USA) (27 August 2006) GR: USD 128,253 (USA) (20 August 2006) GR: USD 122,289 (USA) (13 August 2006) GR: USD 117,672 (USA) (6 August 2006) GR: USD 114,407 (USA) (30 July 2006) GR: USD 109,277 (USA) (23 July 2006) GR: USD 97,772 (USA) (16 July 2006) GR: USD 88,243 (USA) (9 July 2006) GR: USD 73,087 (USA) (2 July 2006) GR: USD 39,712 (USA) (25 June 2006) OW: USD 39,712 (USA) (25 June 2006) (8 screens) SD: 17 March 2004 - WG: USD 597 (USA) (24 September 2006) (1 screen) WG: USD 1,930 (USA) (17 September 2006) (3 screens) WG: USD 824 (USA) (10 September 2006) (3 screens) WG: USD 7,565 (USA) (3 September 2006) (4 screens) WG: USD 4,507 (USA) (27 August 2006) (4 screens) WG: USD 3,880 (USA) (20 August 2006) (4 screens) WG: USD 3,344 (USA) (13 August 2006) WG: USD 1,721 (USA) (6 August 2006) (3 screens) WG: USD 2,724 (USA) (30 July 2006) (4 screens) WG: USD 8,990 (USA) (23 July 2006) (3 screens) WG: USD 5,872 (USA) (16 July 2006) (3 screens) WG: USD 9,552 (USA) (9 July 2006) WG: USD 13,571 (USA) (2 July 2006) (6 screens) WG: USD 39,712 (USA) (25 June 2006) (8 screens)

Movie Certificate

12 (Brazil)
M/12 (Portugal)

Music Composers

  1. Swihart, John


  1. Bosmajian, Harlan (director of photography)

Dress Designers

  1. Raycraft, Alysia


Cinemax [hu] - (2008) (Hungary) (TV)
Conquistador Worldwide Media [us] - (2006) (Non-USA) (all media)
First Independent Pictures [us] - (2006) (USA) (all media)
Vivendi Entertainment [us] - (2006) (USA) (all media)

Film Editors

  1. Frazen, Robert


  1. Allen, Nicholas (I) (additional set production assistant) (as Nick Allen)
  2. Armstrong, Ami (creative executive: Serenade Films)
  3. Boyce, Georgia (office intern)
  4. Braun, Margaret (I) (cakes designer)
  5. Bridges, J.C. (parking production assistant)
  6. Broden, Robert (on-set medic)
  7. Brooks, Eric M. (legal counsel: Bloom Hergott Diemer Rosenthal & La Violette, Sky Dog Films)
  8. Byun, Olivia (location intern)
  9. Chang, Amy (office intern)
  10. Cohen, Kira (assistant: Mr. Tauber)
  11. Coles, Nicholas (I) (additional set production assistant)
  12. Collier, Tom (II) (legal counsel: Bloom Hergott Diemer Rosenthal & La Violette, Sky Dog Films) (as Thomas B. Coillier)
  13. Compton, Carol A. (script clearance researcher: IndieClear)
  14. Cook, Christianne (craft service)
  15. Cran, Gabrielle (assistant: Ms. Robinson)
  16. DeYoung, Tim (I) (assistant: Mr. Leiner)
  17. Donahue, Kat (assistant location manager)
  18. Ehrhardt, Rebecca (production coordinator)
  19. Emami, Massoumeh (script supervisor)
  20. Forns-Escudé, Marta (key production assistant)
  21. Frances, Carol (production banking: City National Bank)
  22. Gambhir, Nitin (translator: Hindi)
  23. Gazo, Davina (I) (office intern)
  24. Gershon, Laurie (product placement and clearances)
  25. Gibson, Traci-Ann (office intern)
  26. Glijansky, Avi (set production assistant)
  27. Grimm, Johan (office intern) (as Johann Grimm)
  28. Haddock, Esme (craft service)
  29. Huber, Patrick (II) (set production assistant)
  30. James, Todd (IV) (advisory board: Serenade Films)
  31. Jones, Denyse R. (location intern)
  32. Kramer, Sarah (IV) (additional set production assistant)
  33. Linville, Geoff (I) (production executive: Serenade Films) (as Geoffrey Linville)
  34. Mackey, Brian (additional set production assistant)
  35. Madeja, Shelly (set production assistant) (as Shelley Madeja)
  36. Marsh, Chris (I) (location manager) (as Christopher Marsh)
  37. Mitchell, Jacquie (production banking: City National Bank)
  38. O'Brien, Danny (III) (location assistant)
  39. Pastures, Derek (parking coordinator)
  40. Perry, Kia (craft service)
  41. Price, Michael A. (II) (advisory board: Serenade Films)
  42. Rbibo, Daniel (insurance services: AON/Albert G. Ruben)
  43. Robertson, Michele (publicist)
  44. Salaam, Safwan (parking production assistant)
  45. Scharf, Stephen (I) (advisory board: Serenade Films)
  46. Scharf, Stephen (I) (legal counsel: O'Melveny and Myers)
  47. Schneier, Sloane (office intern)
  48. Singh, Madhavi (translator: Hindi)
  49. Singh, Raj (II) (advisory board: Serenade Films)
  50. Slavonic, Maggie (title designer: end titles)
  51. Tobash, Kim (on-set tutor)
  52. Tufenkjian, Brandi (assistant production coordinator)
  53. Tushinsky, Jesse (assistant title editor)
  54. Valle, Adriano (set production assistant)
  55. Warhaftig, Collin (office intern)
  56. Wells, Julia (I) (assistant to producers: Serenade Films) (as Julia C. Wells)
  57. Wright, Anthony (IV) (additional set production assistant)
  58. Yee, Lang (I) (production accountant)


David: [discussing his son] I mean, deep down he's a good kid. Allison: He's actually a great kid. Mr. Peersall: No, he's actually a selfish, incorrigible monster with a heart made out of shit and splinters. [last lines] Sandie - Dr. Trabulous' patient: I think I'm lost.

Shooting/Filming Locations

  1. New York City, New York, USA