Playing by Heart

Playing by Heart (1998)

If romance is a mystery, there's only one way to figure it out.

  • Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
  • Release Date: 1998-12-30
  • User Rating: 6.6/10 from 194 ratings
  • Runtime: 2h 1min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Morpheus
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Willard Carroll
star 6.7/10
From 194 Ratings


A sexy, romantic comedy about modern couples coming together in funny and unexpected ways. Paul and Hannah discover that even after 40 years of marriage, they can still learn some very surprising things about each other. Meredith is a serious theatre director who isn't looking for a relationship... but has one looking for her in the person of the funny, persistent Trent. Then there's Joan and Keenan, young people searching for love in an L.A. club scene where the rules of dating seem to change every night.

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  • Gillian Anderson

    as Meredith
  • Ellen Burstyn

    as Mildred
  • Sean Connery

    as Paul
  • Anthony Edwards

    as Roger
  • Angelina Jolie

    as Joan
  • Jay Mohr

    as Mark
  • Ryan Phillippe

    as Keenan
  • Dennis Quaid

    as Hugh
  • Gena Rowlands

    as Hannah
  • Jon Stewart

    as Trent
  • Madeleine Stowe

    as Gracie
  • Patricia Clarkson

    as Allison
  • April Grace

    as Valery
  • Alec Mapa

    as Lana
  • Christian Mills

    as Phillip
  • Kellie Waymire

    as Jane
  • Tim Halligan

    as Cook Show Director
  • Michael Emerson

    as Bosco
  • John Patrick White

    as Pete
  • Amanda Peet

    as Amber
  • David Ferguson

    as Drag Queen
  • Joel McCrary

    as Drag Bar Bartender
  • Worthie Meacham

    as Second Drag Queen
  • Michael B. Silver

    as Max
  • Hal Landon Jr.

    as Actor 'Commissioner'
  • Marc Allen Lewis

    as Actor 'Harpagon'
  • Ron Boussom

    as Actor 'Jacques'
  • Daniel Chodos

    as Actor 'Anselme'
  • Mark Lewis

    as Waiter
  • Jim Abele

    as Doctor
  • Chris Conner

    as Harry
  • Marcus Printup

    as Trumpet Player
  • Larry Antonino

    as Bass Player
  • Tom Chuchvara

    as Drummer
  • Robert English

    as Saxophonist
  • Ryo Okumoto

    as Pianist
  • Hilary Duff

    as Extra (uncredited)
  • Nastassja Kinski

    as The Lawyer (uncredited)
  • Matt Malloy

    as Desk Clerk (uncredited)
  • Marilyn Monrovia

    as Goth Clubgoer (uncredited)
  • Jeremy Sisto

    as Malcolm (uncredited)
  • Nastassja Kinski

    as The lawyer
Editing Pietro Scalia Editor
Production Bob Weinstein Executive Producer
Production Harvey Weinstein Executive Producer
Art Cindy Carr Set Decoration
Sound John Barry Original Music Composer
Sound John Barry Orchestrator
Sound John Barry Conductor
Sound Mark Berger Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Costume & Make-Up April Ferry Costume Design
Costume & Make-Up Donna Berwick Assistant Costume Designer
Art Missy Stewart Production Design
Crew Heather Burton Stunt Double
Crew Dan Bradley Stunt Coordinator
Production Irene Cagen Casting
Sound Catherine Harper Foley Artist
Directing Willard Carroll Director
Production Willard Carroll Producer
Writing Willard Carroll Writer
Production Meg Liberman Producer
Production Meg Liberman Casting
Production Thomas L. Wilhite Producer
Production Kurt Albrecht Co-Producer
Production Kacy Andrews Associate Producer
Production Guy East Executive Producer
Production Paul Feldsher Executive Producer
Production Nigel Sinclair Executive Producer
Camera Vilmos Zsigmond Director of Photography
Art Charlie Daboub Art Direction
Crew John S. Baker Special Effects
Production David Witz Unit Production Manager
Production David Witz Co-Executive Producer
Sound Art Rochester Sound Mixer
Crew Richard Padgett Driver
Sound Dana Porter ADR Recordist
Costume & Make-Up Melanie Hughes Makeup Artist
Production Barbara Harris ADR Voice Casting
Sound Ron Bedrosian ADR Mixer
Sound Nerses Gezalyan Foley Mixer
Sound Kimaree Long Dialogue Editor
Camera Gábor Forgács Camera Loader
Costume & Make-Up Christina Smith Makeup Department Head
Costume & Make-Up Susan Germaine Hair Department Head
Production James Chankin Assistant Location Manager
Costume & Make-Up Janeen Schreyer Makeup Artist
Production Craig Silverstein Production Secretary
Sound Harvey Mason Musician
Art David T. Cannon Construction Coordinator
Art Elizabeth Lapp Assistant Art Director
Sound Jon Title Sound Effects Editor
Sound Cliff Kohlweck Music Editor
Sound Wylie Stateman Supervising Sound Editor
Crew Denny Caira Transportation Coordinator
Art Cheree Welsh Art Department Coordinator
Sound Melissa Sherwood Hofmann Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Editing Chisako Yokoyama First Assistant Editor
Sound Lauren Stephens Dialogue Editor
Crew Mike Shannon Transportation Captain
Art Patte Strong-Lord Set Designer
Costume & Make-Up Kim Santantonio Hairstylist
Crew Gary Hellerstein Driver
Sound Hector C. Gika Sound Effects Editor
Camera Peter Sorel Still Photographer
Costume & Make-Up Carlane Passman Costume Supervisor
Lighting Robert Jason Gaffer
Sound Kelly Cabral Supervising Sound Editor
Art Mark Poll Set Designer
Sound Patrick Cabral Foley Artist
Sound Scott Sanders Sound Effects Designer
Sound Jennifer Mann ADR Supervisor
Camera Joseph D. Urbanczyk Camera Operator
Camera Joseph D. Urbanczyk Second Unit Director of Photography
Art Todd Ellis Property Master
Sound Robert Batha Sound Effects Editor
Editing Michael Reynolds First Assistant Editor
Sound Dashiell Rae Music Editor
Crew Eileen Peterson Unit Publicist
Crew John A. Brubaker Driver
Sound Kelly Oxford Foley Editor
Costume & Make-Up Emanuel Millar Hairstylist
Production Marc Hirschfeld Casting
Sound Adam Kay Music Editor
Sound Paul J. Zydel ADR Mixer
Costume & Make-Up Joseph Markham Key Costumer
Costume & Make-Up Heather Fraker Makeup Artist
Editing Phil Hetos Color Timer
Art Karen Agresti Set Decoration Buyer
Camera Richard Crompton Grip
Production Jeffrey Berk Production Supervisor
Production Kristi Frankenheimer Location Manager
Art Robert Dawson Title Designer
Crew Tino Caira Driver
Camera Charles John Bukey Key Grip
Editing Gary Burritt Negative Cutter
Art Larry A. Cornick Leadman
Directing Kelly Kiernan Second Assistant Director
Art Paul Mugavero Set Dresser
Camera Craig Price Grip
Camera Dennis Seawright First Assistant Camera
Sound Tim Sexton Music Supervisor
Directing Cas Donovan First Assistant Director
Camera Rodney Veto Best Boy Grip
Camera Chuck Brown Dolly Grip
Costume & Make-Up Nisa Kellner Set Costumer
Directing Jain Sekuler Script Supervisor
Art Scott G. Jones Set Dresser
Sound Roger Stevenson Boom Operator
Crew Bud Lacy Driver
Production Sasha Adkinson Extras Casting
Camera Daisuke Dice Miyake Grip
Directing Carla Bowen Second Second Assistant Director
Lighting Rod Robertson Best Boy Electric
Camera Vincent Mata Second Assistant Camera
Production Michele Carmel Long Production Coordinator
Camera Paul David Williams Grip
Crew Danny Riportella Driver
Production Christopher Kahn Assistant Production Coordinator
Art Monti Santilli Rainbolt Assistant Property Master
Costume & Make-Up David Ferry Set Costumer
Art Kristen Kelly Set Decoration Buyer
Art Carl Denooyer Set Dresser
Sound Patricia Lamberti Foley Editor
Sound Karen Kloack Music Coordinator
Camera Wayne L. Duncan Grip
Camera Thomas A. Curran Grip
Production Merri Sugarman Casting Associate
Production Lee A. Miles Extras Casting
Crew Jose Pedro Aleman Driver
Crew Steve Luce Driver
Crew Leo Baker Driver
Crew Ronnie McGuire Driver
Crew Tom Battaglia Driver
Crew John Morello Driver
Crew Sergio Orozco Driver
Crew Wallace Frick Driver
Crew Hector Ramirez Driver
Crew David Holden Driver
Crew Steve Sorkin Driver
Crew Gary Kincaid Driver
Crew Terry Van Bebber Driver
Crew Mark Wescott Driver
Crew Jackie Lambert Driver
Crew Tad Venger Driver
Crew Lee Willis Driver