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Mad Love Details


A lonely teenager thinks that he's found love, but it turns out to be more than he bargained for. Matt Leland (Chris O'Donnell) is an intelligent but awkward high school student who is in the market for a girlfriend but not having much luck finding one. One night, while looking at the stars through his telescope, Matt accidentally trains his vision on Casey Roberts (Drew Barrymore), a high-spirited girl who lives on the other side of the lake near their home. Matt is smitten with her, and he maps out a scheme to meet her. He finds her brash and charming, and she seems just as fond of him. However, Matt doesn't know that Casey is manic depressive and has been in and out of mental institutions for most of her life. Her father Richard (Jude Ciccolella) wants to keep her in an institution, while her mother Margaret (Joan Allen) wants the best for her daughter but isn't sure what that is. Casey, however, wants to be with Matt, and she convinces him that her parents mean to harm her. They run away, planning to go to Mexico, but Matt begins to realize that Casey's mood swings are more serious than he imagined. Set in Seattle, Mad Love features an on-screen appearance by the Washington-based all-female hard rock band 7 Year Bitch; the soundtrack also features music by Nirvana, Luscious Jackson, Los Lobos, Cracker, and Grant Lee Buffalo. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi


Chris O'Donnell
as Matt Leland
Drew Barrymore
as Casey Roberts
Matthew Lillard
as Eric
Robert Nadir
as Coach
Joan Allen
as Margaret Roberts
Elaine Miles
as Housekeeper
Sharon Collar
as Librarian
Amy Sakasitz
as Joanna Leland
Kevin Dunn
as Clifford Leland
Jude Ciccolella
as Richard Roberts
Patrick Ryals
as Vice Principal
Angela Hall
as Dr. Laura Genel
Liev Schreiber
as Salesman


Antonia Bird
David Manson
Paula Milne
Fred Tammes
Fred Runner
Musical Direction/Supervision
Nelson Stoll
Musical Direction/Supervision
Jeff Freeman
Fred Tammes
David Brisbin
Production Designer
Mark Worthington
Art Director
Marcus Viscidi
Gene Serdena
Set Designer
Eugenie Bafaloukos
Costume Designer
Gene Hartline
Dianne Crittenden
Fern Buchner