The Hottest State

The Hottest State (2006)

What happens when your first love is love itself?

  • Genre: Music, Drama, Romance
  • Release Date: 2006-09-02
  • User Rating: 5.0/10 from 27 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 57min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Entertainment Farm (EF)
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Ethan Hawke
star 5.1/10
From 27 Ratings


A young actor from Texas tries to make it in New York while struggling in his relationship with a beautiful singer/songwriter.

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  • Mark Webber

    as William Harding
  • Catalina Sandino Moreno

    as Sarah
  • Sônia Braga

    as Mrs. Garcia
  • Ethan Hawke

    as Vince
  • Laura Linney

    as Jesse
  • Michelle Williams

    as Samantha
  • Daniel Ross Owens

    as Young Vince
  • Glen Powell

    as John Jaegerman
  • Alexandra Daddario

    as Kim
  • Cherami Leigh

    as Danielle
  • Anne Clarke

    as Young Jesse
  • Josh Zuckerman

    as Decker
  • Jesse Harris

    as Dave Afton
  • Richard Linklater

    as John Wayne Enthusiast
  • Ben Dickey

    as Kissing Couple
  • Ryan Hawke

    as Williamsburg Hip Girl
  • Ryan Hawke

    as Faye
  • Frank Whaley

    as Harris
  • Lynn Cohen

    as Harris' Mother
  • John Patrick Shanley

    as Priest
  • Elissabeth Blofson

    as kissing couple
  • Ben Dickey

    as kissing couple
  • Lara Theodos

    as Waitress
Camera Christopher Norr Director of Photography
Crew Richard Linklater Thanks
Directing Ethan Hawke Director
Writing Ethan Hawke Writer
Crew R. G. Armstrong Thanks
Crew Robert Sean Leonard Thanks
Crew Josh Charles Thanks
Art Lisa Scoppa Set Decoration
Production Sheila Jaffe Producer
Crew Alfonso Cuarón Thanks
Crew Kris Kristofferson Thanks
Production Alexis Alexanian Producer
Sound Linda Cohen Music Supervisor
Production Yukie Kito Producer
Production Yasushi Kotani Producer
Production Taizo Son Producer
Directing Stephanie A. Marquardt Script Supervisor
Sound Robert Fernandez Sound Mixer
Sound Jesse Harris Music
Costume & Make-Up Catherine Marie Thomas Costume Design
Crew Josh Hamilton Thanks
Production Jonathan Shoemaker Producer
Art Rick Butler Production Design
Art Leo Holder Graphic Designer
Sound Mariusz Glabinski Sound Effects Editor
Crew Jonathan Marc Sherman Thanks
Sound Ryan Collison Foley Mixer
Sound Ira Spiegel Sound Effects Editor
Sound Marlena Grzaslewicz Supervising Sound Editor
Sound John M. Davis Music Editor
Costume & Make-Up Jason Hayes Key Hair Stylist
Sound Bruce Kitzmeyer Dialogue Editor
Costume & Make-Up Stacey Panepinto Key Makeup Artist
Sound Griffin Richardson Sound Mixer
Editing Dave Pultz Color Timer
Directing Adam Escott First Assistant Director
Editing Adriana Pacheco Editor
Crew Douglas Graham Thanks
Production Inna Braude Key Set Production Assistant
Production Carl Ferrara Art Department Production Assistant
Directing Annie Tan Second Assistant Director
Directing Nick Vanderpool Second Second Assistant Director
Sound John Werner Dialogue Editor
Crew Ryan Hawke Thanks
Editing Adrienne Haspel Assistant Editor
Sound Bobby Johanson ADR Mixer
Production Jeff Caron Location Manager
Sound José Torres Sound Mixer
Costume & Make-Up Shannon Harrington Assistant Hairstylist
Editing Bill Stokes Colorist