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The Girl Next Door Details


Boy meets girl who's already met all sorts of boys and girls in this teen-slanted comedy. Matthew Kidman (Emile Hirsch) is a straight-laced and highly ambitious high school student who plans to study at Georgetown University and dreams of a career in politics. While most of his classmates are in the throes of an epidemic of senioritis, Matthew is obsessed with schoolwork and has a hard time relaxing and having fun. But he finds himself a bit less focused on his future career when Danielle (Elisha Cuthbert), a beautiful 19-year-old blonde, moves in next door. Danielle is playful, spontaneous, and doesn't always remember to draw her shades, and before long Matthew is head over heels in love. Danielle soon finds herself taken with Matthew as well, but their relationship takes an unusual turn when he discovers that, before she moved to town, Danielle had a successful career as a porn actress. Matthew is able to convince Danielle that she's cut out for better things in life than appearing in porn videos, but his advice doesn't especially please Kelly (Timothy Olyphant) or Hugo (James Remar), two porn moguls who figure Matthew owes them big-time after convincing their leading lady to drop out of the adult industry. The Girl Next Door -- which, appropriately enough, shares its title with a 1999 documentary about adult film superstar Stacy Valentine -- also features Timothy Bottoms, Paul Dano, and Chris Marquette. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:February 18, 2004


Elisha Cuthbert
as Danielle
Emile Hirsch
as Matthew Kidman
Timothy Olyphant
as Kelly
James Remar
as Hugo Posh
Christopher Marquette
as Eli
Paul Dano
as Klitz
Timothy Bottoms
as Mr. Kidman
Donna Bullock
as Mrs. Kidman
Brian Kolodziej
as Derek Miller
Brandon Irons
as Troy
Amanda Swisten
as April
Ulysses Lee
as Samnang
Autumn Reeser
Laird Stuart
as Mr. Kessler
Maria Arce
as Chloe
Nicolas Downs
as Bob
Dane Garretson
as Ryan Wenger
Olivia Wade
as Whitney Parker
Nicolas Downs
as Bob
Dane Garretson
as Ryan Wenger
Laird Stuart
as Mr. Kessler
Maria Arce
as Chloe


Luke Greenfield
Charles Gordon
Harry Gittes
Marc Sternberg
David Wagner
Screen Story
David Wagner
Stuart Blumberg
Brent Goldberg
Screen Story
Brent Goldberg
Jamie Anderson
Peter Afterman
Musical Direction/Supervision
Paul Haslinger
Composer (Music Score)
Chris Douridas
Musical Direction/Supervision
Mark Livolsi
Stephen Lineweaver
Production Designer
Jason Weil
Art Director
Richard Wenk
Arnon Milchan
Executive Producer
Traci Kirshbaum
Set Designer
Marilyn Vance
Costume Designer
David Kelson
Sound/Sound Designer
Rip Murray
First Assistant Director
Mali Finn
Al Laverde
Key Grip