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The Rules of Attraction Details


[[Performer~P306512~Bret Easton Ellis~breteastonellis]]' controversial novel about the sexual, emotional, and chemical interactions of a group of wealthy and amoral college students is brought to the screen in this adaptation from writer and director [[Performer~P188303~Roger Avery~rogeravary]]. Sean Bateman ([[Performer~P200937~James Van Der Beek~jamesvanderbeek]]) is a student at Camden College, a well-respected private school on the East Coast. Sean is attracted to Lauren Hynde ([[Performer~P286262~Shannyn Sossamon~shannynsossamon]]), a high minded and seemingly unapproachable coed, while Lauren is infatuated with Victor ([[Performer~P277110~Kip Pardue~kippardue]]), a handsome but self-centered ladies' man. Lauren's empty-headed roommate, Lara ([[Performer~P222949~Jessica Biel~jessicabiel]]), is also attracted to Victor, while he has no qualms about being involved with both. Lauren used to date affected snob Paul Denton ([[Performer~P297010~Ian Somerhalder~iansomerhalder]]), but Paul, a bisexual, currently lusts after Sean. Meanwhile, friendly campus drug dealer Rupert ([[Performer~P272681~Clifton Collins Jr.~cliftoncollinsjr]]) finds a ready market for cocaine among his classmates; Sean, a steady customer, finds himself financially embarrassed and begins dealing drugs to help pay off his debts, while leading Paul on for his ready supply of marijuana. The Rules of Attraction also features [[Performer~P68432~Eric Stoltz~ericstoltz]] as Mr. Lance Lawson, [[Performer~P20518~Faye Dunaway~fayedunaway]] and [[Performer~P39635~Swoosie Kurtz~swoosiekurtz]] as semi-concerned parents, and [[Performer~P63323~Fred Savage~fredsavage]] as one of Sean's customers. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:October 11, 2002


James Van Der Beek
as Sean Bateman
Ian Somerhalder
as Paul Denton
Shannyn Sossamon
as Lauren Hynde
Jessica Biel
as Lara
Kip Pardue
as Victor
Thomas Ian Nicholas
as Mitchell
Kate Bosworth
as Kelly
Fred Savage
as Marc
Eric Stoltz
as Mr. Lance Lawson
Clifton Collins, Jr.
as Rupert
Faye Dunaway
as Mrs. Owen
Swoosie Kurtz
as Mrs. Jared
Lucille M. Oliver
as Young Nurse
Ron Jeremy
Noelle Evans
as Crack Whore
Jay Baruchel
Joel Michaely
as Raymond
Hayley Keenan
as Claudia
Amber Smith
as Undressed to Get Screwed
Malcolm Galt
as Hacky Sack Guy
Skyler Stone
as Quinlivan
Clare Kramer
Colin Bain
as Donald
Michael Ralph
as Guest
Russell Sams
as Richard
Cheyenne Wilbur
as Maitre D'
Paul Williams
as Duty Doctor
Kavan Reece
as Handsome Dunce
Anderson Goncalves
as Bertrand


Roger Avary
Greg Shapiro
Roger Avary
Bret Easton Ellis
Book Author
Roger Avary
Robert Brinkmann
Joel C. High
Musical Direction/Supervision
Composer (Music Score)
Sharon Marie Rutter
Sharon Seymour
Production Designer
Christopher Tandon
Art Director
Samuel Hadida
Executive Producer
Marsha Oglesby
Executive Producer
Roger Avary
Executive Producer
Tom Ortenberg
Executive Producer
Jeremiah Samuels
Executive Producer
Marc Butan
Executive Producer
Michael Paseornek
Executive Producer
Christina Wilson
Set Designer
Louise Frogley
Costume Designer
Teresa Visinare
Set Decorator
Michael Kamper
Sound/Sound Designer
Roger Avary
Sound/Sound Designer
Garth Majors
Special Effects
Leonel Zapien
Special Effects
Mario Vanillo
Special Effects
Mollie Stallman
First Assistant Director
William Paul Clark
First Assistant Director
Tom Hajdu
Simon Jayes
Camera Operator
Andrew Scheps
Sound Mixer
Felipe Borrero
Sound Mixer
Tim Boland
Sound Mixer
Rick Montgomery
Brian Basham
ADR Recordist
Brian Bulman
Music Editor
Caitlin McKenna
ADR Loop Group
Carl Pedregal
Post Production Supervisor
Carol Strong
Key Make-up
Bob Deschaine
ADR Mixer
Claudia Carle
ADR Recordist
David Thornsberry
Location Manager
Eddie Ma
Musical Performer
Frank Moshier
Post Production Coordinator
Greg Zimmerman
Foley Recordist
Gregory Nicotero
Prosthetic Makeup Effects
Ann Hadsell
ADR Mixer
Lance Brown
Re-Recording Mixer
Leandro Maciel
Musical Performer
Harris Done
Second Unit Camera
Harry Ralston
Second Unit Director
Hector Gika
ADR Editor
Hector Gika
Dialogue Editor
Nerses Gezalyan
Foley Mixer
Patrick Cabral
Foley Editor
Tami Treadwell
ADR Recordist
Matthew Hirsch
Production Coordinator
Ron Bedrosian
ADR Mixer
Ron Bolanowski
Special Effects Coordinator
Roger Avary
Tim Serda
Re-Recording Mixer
Trish Almeida
Key Hairstylist
Unsun Song
Re-Recording Mixer