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Blow-Up -- During the 1960s, a London photographer believes he inadvertently photographed evidence of a murder only to have the evidence mysteriously disappear.


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Michelangelo Antonioni (story)
Julio Cortázar (short story "Las babas del diablo")
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Release Date:
18 December 1966 (USA) See more »
Michelangelo Antonioni's first British film See more »
A mod London photographer seems to find something very suspicious in the shots he has taken of a mysterious beauty in a desolate park. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 9 wins & 4 nominations See more »
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Sixties Marvel See more (251 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Vanessa Redgrave ... Jane

Sarah Miles ... Patricia

David Hemmings ... Thomas

John Castle ... Bill

Jane Birkin ... The Blonde
Gillian Hills ... The Brunette

Peter Bowles ... Ron

Veruschka von Lehndorff ... Herself (as Verushka)
Julian Chagrin ... Mime
Claude Chagrin ... Mime
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Jeff Beck ... Himself - The Yardbirds (uncredited)
Susan Brodrick ... Antique shop owner (uncredited)

Tsai Chin ... Thomas's receptionist (uncredited)
Julio Cortázar ... Homeless (uncredited)
Chris Dreja ... Himself - The Yardbirds (uncredited)
Melanie Hampshire ... Model (uncredited)
Harry Hutchinson ... Shopkeeper (uncredited)
Jill Kennington ... Model (uncredited)
Mary Khal ... Fashion editor (uncredited)
Chas Lawther ... Waiter (uncredited)
Dyson Lovell ... Man outside restaurant (uncredited)
Jim McCarty ... Himself - The Yardbirds (uncredited)
Peggy Moffitt ... Model (uncredited)
Rosaleen Murray ... Model (uncredited)
Ann Norman ... Model (uncredited)
Ronan O'Casey ... Jane's lover in park (uncredited)

Jimmy Page ... Himself - The Yardbirds (uncredited)
Keith Relf ... Himself - The Yardbirds (uncredited)
Janet Street-Porter ... Girl Dancing In Ricky Tick Club (uncredited)

Reg Wilkins ... Reg - Thomas's assistant (uncredited)
Fred Wood ... Homeless Man (uncredited)

Directed by
Michelangelo Antonioni 
Writing credits
Michelangelo Antonioni (story)

Julio Cortázar (short story "Las babas del diablo") (as Julio Cortazar)

Michelangelo Antonioni (screenplay) and
Tonino Guerra (screenplay)

Edward Bond (English dialogue)

Produced by
Carlo Ponti .... producer
Pierre Rouve .... executive producer
Original Music by
Herbie Hancock  (as Herbert Hancock)
Cinematography by
Carlo Di Palma  (as Carlo di Palma)
Film Editing by
Frank Clarke (uncredited)
Casting by
Irene Howard (uncredited)
Art Direction by
Assheton Gorton 
Costume Design by
Jocelyn Rickards (dresses)
Makeup Department
Stephanie Kaye .... hair stylist
Paul Rabiger .... makeup artist
Production Management
Donald Toms .... production manager
Roy Parkinson .... production supervisor (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Claude Watson .... assistant director
Adrian Hughes .... first assistant director (uncredited)
Antal Kovacs .... second assistant director (uncredited)
Grania O'Shannon .... second assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
Roger King .... assistant art director (uncredited)
Alan Roderick-Jones .... draughtsman (uncredited)
Michael Seymour .... assistant art director (uncredited)
Sound Department
Robin Gregory .... sound recordist
Mike Le Mare .... sound editor
J.B. Smith .... dubbing mixer
Arkadi De Rakoff .... assistant sound (uncredited)
Ray Palmer .... sound assistant (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Ray Parslow .... camera operator
David Wynn-Jones .... assistant camera
Terry Cole .... clapper loader (uncredited)
Arthur Evans .... still photographer (uncredited)
Dennis C. Lewiston .... camera operator: second unit (uncredited)
Alec Mills .... focus puller (uncredited)
Mike Rutter .... clapper loader (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Rebecca Breed .... wardrobe supervisor (as Jackie Breed)
Evangeline Harrison .... assistant costume designer (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Alan Corder .... assembly cutter (uncredited)
Other crew
John Cowan .... photographic murals
Piers Haggard .... dialogue assistant
Betty Harley .... continuity
Bruce Sharman .... location manager
Crew verified as complete

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Blowup" - UK (original title)
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111 min
Color (Metrocolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Argentina:13 (DVD rating) | Argentina:18 (Original rating) | Australia:M | Canada:PA (Manitoba) | Canada:R (Nova Scotia/Ontario) | Canada:14A (video rating) | Chile:14 | Finland:K-16 | Germany:16 (re-rating) | Hong Kong:IIB | Iceland:L | Italy:VM14 | Portugal:M/12 | Singapore:NC-16 | Sweden:15 | UK:X (original rating) | UK:15 (re-rating) (2005) | UK:15 (video rating) (1986) (1994) (2004) | USA:Not Rated | West Germany:18 (original rating) (w)

Did You Know?

The two major roles turn up late on in the film considering their billing. Sarah Miles turns up 21 mins into the film and Vanessa Redgrave turns up 28 mins into the film.See more »
Revealing mistakes: In the scene where Jane gives Thomas her phone number, there is a huge piece of coiled-up hair at the bottom of the screen.See more »
[first lines]
Mime:Give me your money. Do it.
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Movie Connections:
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69 out of 97 people found the following review useful.
Sixties Marvel, 13 July 2004
Author: jjlasne from San Francisco

Blow Up is the quintessential 60' s movie with a roster of talented British actors, colourful mod fashions (now back in vogue), dreary post-war London locations and empty streets, groovy music by American composer extraordinaire Herbie Hancock and an Italian director and writer in love with the whole scene. Blow Up is the cinematic equivalent of the TR4 cabriolet, designed by Michelotti and manufactured by Triumph during the same period, and mixes the best of two rather different cultures. The movie offers the right amount of nudity, sensuality and perversion without offending the prude status quo of swinging Olde England. David Hemmings plays a character who is by all accounts snobbish, homophobic, prejudiced, rude and macho. This pseudo thriller/whodunit unwinds rather slowly and with little dialogue and, I think, is just an excuse for Antonioni to show how weird the English were. A must see flick for the ones nostalgic or who missed the 60' s completely.

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