The Real Howard Spitz


1h 42m 1998

Brief Synopsis

Howard Spitz is a cranky, has-been detective novelist out of money and out of luck - until he meets eight-year-old Samantha, who convinces him he has what it takes to write children's books. Faster than you can say "Moo" the 'Crafty Cow Detective' series is born and Howard is on his way to greener p

Film Details

Also Known As
Real Howard Spitz
MPAA Rating
PG
Genre
Comedy
Release Date
1998
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA; Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 42m

Synopsis

Howard Spitz is a cranky, has-been detective novelist out of money and out of luck - until he meets eight-year-old Samantha, who convinces him he has what it takes to write children's books. Faster than you can say "Moo" the 'Crafty Cow Detective' series is born and Howard is on his way to greener pastures. But first he must keep a promise and help Samantha and her street-smart mother find Samantha's father. It's Howard Spitz's final chance for redemption.

Crew

Steff Adair

Animator

Steve Adelson

Steadicam Operator

Pamela Allen

Other

Ruth Allen

Song

Ruth Allen

Song Performer

Mike Batt

Song

Alan Berry

Song

Chris Biggins

Wrangler

John Board

Assistant Director

Paul Brooks

Producer

Jason Carlin

Visual Effects

Gloria Pasqua Casny

Hair

Nick Church

Other

Derryn Clark

Visual Effects

Shaun R Clarke

Location Manager

Jon Comerford

Casting Director

Martha Curry

Costume Designer

Kate Delamage

Wardrobe

Milton Delugg

Song

Pia Di Ciaula

Editor

John Dunsworth

Casting

Sarah Dunsworth

Casting

Vivian Ellis

Song

Peter Falk

Music Conductor

Bernard Faye

Other

Gavin Finney

Director Of Photography

Jeff Flach

Location Manager

Nicola Fletcher

Music Supervisor

Gregg Francis

Music Arranger

Monica Frawley

Visual Effects

James Gay-rees

Line Producer

George Gershwin

Song

Ira Gershwin

Song

Sara Giles

Associate Producer

Clifford Grey

Song

Stephen Halbert

Sound Mixer

Steve Harman

Technical Advisor

Kate Harrington

Assistant Director

Carrie Hart

Production

Zane Hayward

Sound Editor

Steve Hedinger

Scenic Artist

Ray Henderson

Song

Stewart Henderson

Dialogue Editor

Aidan Hobbs

Sound Mixer

David A Hughes

Music

Charles Infante

Art Director

Frances Johnson

Scenic Artist

Jesse Lacourciere

Music

Vincent Lapper

Costume Supervisor

Anna Laurie

Effects Coordinator

Julius Leflore

Stunt Coordinator

John Legere

Animator

Sam Lewis

Song

Glen Macpherson

Director Of Photography

Tatiana Mais

Song

Alan Martin

Executive Producer

Francis Martin

Scenic Artist

Andris Matiss

Steadicam Operator

Kirsty Mccoll

Song Performer

Mickey Mcgovern

Executive Producer

Sharon Molloy

Animator

Marco Munih

Music Conductor

Angela Murphy

Art Director

John Murphy

Music

Lesley Myers

Production Coordinator

Kenneth D Nelson

Other

Greatrex Newman

Song

Cathy O'connell

Makeup

Clive Pendry

Dubbing Mixer

Susan Pfeiffer

Animator

David Pomier

Production Manager

Michael Redfern

Foley Editor

Norma Richard

Hair

William Ritchie

Associate Producer

Jack Roberts

Song

Lynn Rodgers

Hair

Chad Rosen

Assistant Director

Howard Rothschild

Assistant Director

Stephen Rudden

Song

Glen Schachowskoj

Animator

Carol Ann Smith

Set Decorator

Robert Stecko

Camera Operator

William Stein

Song

Mark Hinton Stewart

Music Supervisor

Johann Strauss

Music

Rachel Strauss

Production Coordinator

Ted Swanscott

Adr Mixer

Ted Swanscott

Foley Mixer

Lee Tanner

Animator

Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Music

Maggie Thomas

Script Supervisor

Chris Townsend

Production Designer

Dana Warren

Assistant Director

Michelle Weaver

Casting

Jurgen Wolff

Screenplay

James A Worthen

Wardrobe Supervisor

Elizabeth Young

Production Manager

Joe Young

Song

Christopher Zimmer

Producer

Film Details

Also Known As
Real Howard Spitz
MPAA Rating
PG
Genre
Comedy
Release Date
1998
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA; Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 42m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States on Video September 15, 1998

Released in United States 1998

Released in United States October 1998

Shown at American Film Market (AFM) in Santa Monica, California February 26 - March 6, 1998.

Shown at Mill Valley Film Festival October 1-11, 1998.

Straight-to-video release.

Completed shooting June 17, 1997.

Began shooting May 7, 1997.

Artisan Entertainment was formerly known as LIVE Entertainment.

Released in United States on Video September 15, 1998

Released in United States 1998 (Shown at American Film Market (AFM) in Santa Monica, California February 26 - March 6, 1998.)

Released in United States October 1998 (Shown at Mill Valley Film Festival October 1-11, 1998.)