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The Deer Hunter (1978) Poster

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Directed by 

Michael Cimino

Writing Credits  

Michael Cimino ... (story) &
Deric Washburn ... (story) and
Louis Garfinkle ... (story) &
Quinn K. Redeker ... (story)
 
Deric Washburn ... (screenplay)

Cast (in credits order) verified as complete  

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Chuck Aspegren ...
Shirley Stoler ...
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Pierre Segui ...
Mady Kaplan ...
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Mary Ann Haenel ...
Richard Kuss ...
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Christopher Colombi Jr. ...
Wedding Man
Victoria Karnafel ...
Sad Looking Girl
Jack Scardino ...
Cold Old Man
Joe Strnad ...
Bingo Caller
Helen Tomko ...
Helen
Paul D'Amato ...
Sergeant
Dennis Watlington ...
Cab Driver
Charlene Darrow ...
Red Head
Jane-Colette Disko ...
Girl Checker
Michael Wollet ...
Stock Boy
Robert Beard ...
World War Veteran
Joe Dzizmba ...
World War Veteran
Stephen Kopestonsky ...
Priest (as Father Stephen Kopestonsky)
John F. Buchmelter III ...
Bar Patron
Frank Devore ...
Barman
Tom Becker ...
Doctor
Lynn Kongkham ...
Nurse
Nongnuj Timruang ...
Bar Girl
Po Pao Pee ...
Chinese Referee
Dale Burroughs ...
Embassy Guard
Parris Hicks ...
Sergeant
Samui Muang-Intata ...
Chinese Bodyguard
Sapox Colisium ...
Chinese Man
Vitoon Winwitoon ...
NVA Officer
Somsak Sengvilai ...
V.C. Referee
Charan Nusvanon ...
Chinese Boss
Jiam Gongtongsmoot ...
Chinese Man At Door
Chai Peyawan ...
South Vietnamese Prisoner
Mana Hansa ...
South Vietnamese Prisoner
Sombot Jumpanoi ...
South Vietnamese Prisoner
Phip Manee ...
Woman In Village
Ding Santos ...
V.C. Guard
Krieng Chaiyapuk ...
V.C. Guard
Ot Palapoo ...
V.C. Guard
Chok Chai Mahasoke ...
V.C. Guard
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Hilary Brown ...
Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)
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US Embassy Guard (uncredited)
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Hospital Orderly (uncredited)
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Altar Boy (uncredited)
Tom Madden ...
Steelworker (uncredited)
Joel Thingvall ...
Steel Worker (uncredited)
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Produced by 

Joann Carelli ... associate producer
Michael Cimino ... producer
Michael Deeley ... producer
John Peverall ... producer
Marion Rosenberg ... associate producer
Barry Spikings ... producer

Music by 

Stanley Myers

Cinematography by 

Vilmos Zsigmond ... director of photography

Film Editing by 

Peter Zinner

Casting By 

Cis Corman ... (casting by)

Art Direction by 

Ron Hobbs
Kim Swados

Makeup Department 

Del Acevedo ... makeup artist
Edwin Butterworth ... makeup artist (as Ed Butterworth)
Mary Keats ... hair stylist
Dick Smith ... special makeup: Thailand
Daniel C. Striepeke ... special makeup: Thailand (as Daniel Striepeke)

Production Management 

David C. Anderson ... production supervisor: Thailand (as David Anderson)
Claude Binyon Jr. ... production manager: U.S.A.
Ira Loonstein ... unit production manager: Thailand
Bill Lukather ... unit production manager: U.S.A.
Michael Orlando ... production supervisor: Thailand
Elliot Schick ... executive in charge of production

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director 

Michael Grillo ... second assistant director (as Mike Grillo)
Charles Okun ... assistant director
Chase Newhart ... trainee assistant director (uncredited)

Art Department 

Gus Basso ... greensman
John Blezard ... assistant: to Ron Hobbs, Thailand
Ron Galloway ... prop man: Thailand
Richard C. Goddard ... set decorator: U.S.A. (as Dick Goddard)
Alan Hicks ... set decorator: Thailand
Art Lipschultz ... prop man: U.S.A.
Harold McConnell ... leadman: Thailand
Bud Peifer Jr. ... prop man: U.S.A. (as Bud Peifer)
George Stokes ... construction coordinator: U.S.A.
James T. Woods ... painter: Thailand (as Jimmy Woods)
Mickey Woods ... construction coordinator: Thailand
Robert M. Anderson ... property master: Thailand (uncredited)
Tom Jung ... poster artist (uncredited) / poster designer (uncredited)
Donald B. Nunley ... property master (uncredited)

Sound Department 

Donald L. Bolger ... boom man (as Don Bolger)
Teri E. Dorman ... sound editor
James Fritch ... sound editor
Stephen Katz ... sound consultant: Dolby (as Steve Katz)
James J. Klinger ... supervising sound effects editor
C. Darin Knight ... sound mixer (as Darrin Knight)
Bobbe Kurtz ... looping editor
William L. McCaughey ... re-recording mixer (as William McCaughey)
Richard Portman ... re-recording mixer
Frank M. Reale ... re-recording mixer (as Frank Reale)
Aaron Rochin ... re-recording mixer

Special Effects by 

Fred Cramer ... special effects
Garry Elmendorf ... assistant special effects (as Gary Elmendorf)
Jay King ... assistant special effects: Thailand
Bob Myers ... special effects crew (uncredited)
Ian Wingrove ... pyro supervisor (uncredited)

Stunts 

Max Balchowsky ... stuntman
Jerry Brutsche ... stuntman (as Jerry Bruthsche)
Howard Curtis ... stuntman
Ted Duncan ... stuntman
Bob Harris ... stuntman
Carey Loftin ... stunt coordinator: US
Troy Melton ... stuntman
Buddy Van Horn ... stunt coordinator: Thailand
Jack Verbois ... stuntman
Chuck Waters ... stuntman
Steven Burnett ... stunts (uncredited)
Jay King ... stunt performer (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department 

Enrique Bravo ... camera operator (as Ricky Bravo)
Greer Cavagnaro ... still photographer: U.S.A.
Katrina Franken ... still photographer: Thailand
Michael Gershman ... assistant cameraman (as Mike Gershman)
Philip Jones Griffiths ... special still photographer
Wynn Hammer ... still photographer: U.S.A.
Daniel R. Jordan ... grip (as Danny Jordan)
Keith Kelsay ... assistant cameraman
Jack Kirk ... electrician
Dieter Ludwig ... still photographer: Thailand (as Deiter Ludwig)
Rick Martens ... gaffer
Danny Marzolo ... electrician
Nick McLean ... camera operator
Robert Moore ... key grip (as Bob Moore)
Fred Muncey ... best boy electrician
Lou Noto ... assistant cameraman
Fred Schuler ... camera operator
Don Whipple ... best boy grip
Larry Whitehead ... electrician
Tim Ryan ... dolly grip (uncredited)

Casting Department 

Michael Denison ... assistant: Cis Corman, Thailand
Beth Donohue ... assistant: Cis Corman, Thailand

Costume and Wardrobe Department 

Sandy Berke Jordan ... costumer: women (as Sandy Berke)
Laurie Riley ... costumer: men
Eric Seelig ... costume supervisor
Mutita Na Songkla ... wardrobe assistant (uncredited)

Editorial Department 

Thomas K. Avildsen ... assistant editor
Penelope Shaw ... assistant editor
Florence Williamson ... assistant editor (as Flo Williamson)

Music Department 

William Saracino ... supervising music editor
John Williams ... performer: main title theme

Transportation Department 

Frank 'Cat' Ballou ... transportation coordinator: U.S.A.
Arthur Dunne ... transportation coordinator: Thailand (as Arthur Dunn)

Other crew 

Barry Butler ... production assistant: Thailand
Joann Carelli ... production consultant
Eleanor Dawson ... advisor: Vietnamese
Richard Dioguardi ... technical advisor: military
Exa Durham ... production secretary
Frank Ernst ... location manager: Thailand
Wayne Fitzgerald ... title designer
Michael Flynn ... production assistant: Thailand (as Mike Flynn)
Patrick Gauvain ... production assistant: Thailand
Ralph Naradini ... marine engineer
Patty Nelson ... secretary: Mr. Cimino
June Samson ... script supervisor
Nanette Siegert ... production coordinator
M.R. Boonyalak Sukawasdi ... location manager: Thailand
Robert Werden ... unit publicist (as Bob Werden)
David Hakim ... publicity writer (uncredited)
Charles Hubbard ... location manager: Thailand (uncredited)
Dominic Santarone ... caterer (uncredited)
Ruth Santarone ... caterer (uncredited)

Thanks 

Hilary Brown ... grateful acknowledgement: The ABC Evening News (as Hillary Brown)
Sherman Grinberg ... grateful acknowledgement: The ABC Evening News
Stephen Kopestonsky ... grateful acknowledgement: St. Theodosius Cathedral (as Reverend T. Stephen Kopestonsky)
Ken Kovach ... grateful acknowledgement: choir director, St. Theodosius Cathedral
Michelle Kuhar ... grateful acknowledgement: The Ohio Film Bureau
Tim Potts ... grateful acknowledgement: The Office of Film Promotion, Pennsylvania Department of Commerce
John D. Rockefeller III ... grateful acknowledgment (as Governor John D. Rockefeller III)
Mr. Thompson ... grateful acknowledgement: liason and technical advisor, Thailand
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