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The Real Howard Spitz Details

FULL SYNOPSIS

British director Vadim Jean helmed this British-Canadian family comedy about former private eye Howard Spitz (Kelsey Grammer), who writes hardboiled detective novels. Unfortunately, Spitz's creative juices are drying up. His agent Lou (Joseph Rutten) suggests a switch to self-help manuals, but after Howard meets children's author Theodora Winkle (Kay Tremblay) and gets input on kid lit from Samantha Kershaw (Genevieve Tessier), he begins writing about cow detective Crafty Cow, and the character is a success. However, Howard doesn't like children, so he hires an actor (Patrick McKenna) to substitute for him at public appearances. Howard, Samantha, and Samantha's single mom Laura (Amanda Donohoe) then leave on a trip to find Samantha's dad in L.A. Shown at the 1998 Mill Valley Film Festival. ~ Bhob Stewart, Rovi

Cast

Kelsey Grammer
as Howard Spitz
Amanda Donohoe
as Laura Kershaw
Genevieve Tessier
as Samantha Kershaw
Joseph Rutten
as Lou
Patrick McKenna
as "Howard Spitz"
Kay Tremblay
as Theodora Winkle

Crew

Vadim Jean
Director
Paul Brooks
Producer
Christopher Zimmer
Producer
Jurgen Wolff
Screenwriter
Glen MacPherson
Cinematographer
Pia Di Ciaula
Editor
Angela Murphy
Art Director
William Ritchie
Associate Producer
Sara Giles
Associate Producer
Martha Curry
Costume Designer
Stephen Halbert
Sound/Sound Designer
John Board
First Assistant Director
Jon Comerford
Casting
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