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Being There (1979) Poster

(1979)

Full Cast & Crew

Directed by 

Hal Ashby

Writing Credits  

Jerzy Kosinski ... (novel)
 
Jerzy Kosinski ... (screenplay)
 
Robert C. Jones ... (uncredited)

Cast (in credits order) verified as complete  

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Benjamin Rand
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President 'Bobby'
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Vladimir Skrapinov
Ruth Attaway ...
Louise
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Thomas Franklin (as Dave Clennon)
Fran Brill ...
Sally Hayes
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Johanna Franklin
Oteil Burbridge ...
Lolo
Ravenell Keller III ...
Abbaz
Brian Corrigan ...
Policeman by White House
Alfie Brown ...
Old Woman asked for lunch (as Alfredine Brown)
Don Jacob ...
David (as Donald Jacob)
Ernest McClure ...
Jeffrey (as Ernest M. McClure)
Kenneth Patterson ...
Perkins
Richard Venture ...
Wilson
Arthur Grundy ...
Arthur
W.C. 'Mutt' Burton ...
Lewis
Henry B. Dawkins ...
Billings
Georgine Hall ...
Mrs. Aubrey
Nell P. Leaman ...
Constance
Villa Mae P. Barkley ...
Teresa
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First Lady
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Kaufman
Timothy Shaner ...
Presidential Aide
William F. Williams ...
Presidential Aide
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Presidential Aide (as William Dance)
Jim Aar ...
Presidential Aide
William Lubin ...
Presidential Aide
Gerald C. McNabb Jr. ...
Woltz
Hoyt Clark Harris Jr. ...
Riff
Ned Wilson ...
Honeycutt
Stanley Grover ...
Baldwin
John Harkins ...
Courtney
Katherine De Hetre ...
Kinney (as Katherine DeHetre)
William Larsen ...
Lyman Stuart
Jerome Hellman ...
Gary Burns
Arthur Rosenberg ...
Morton Hull
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Colson
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TV Page
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TV Guest
Laurie Jefferson ...
TV Reporter
Allen Williams ...
Other Reporter
Janet Meshad ...
Other Reporter
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Other Reporter
Melendy Britt ...
Sophie
Hanna Hertelendy ...
Natasha Skrapinov
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Karpatov
Than Wyenn ...
Ambassador Gaufridi (as Thann Wyenn)
Richard McKenzie ...
Ron Stiegler
Sandy Ward ...
Senator Slipshod
Danna Hansen ...
Mrs. Slipshod
Mitch Kreindel ...
Dennis Watson
Richard Seff ...
Pallbearer
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Pallbearer
Leon Greenberg ...
Pallbearer
Austin Hay ...
Pallbearer
Mark Hammer ...
Pallbearer
Maurice Copeland ...
Pallbearer
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
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Man at File Cabinet at the Washington Post (uncredited)
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Man in Commercial (uncredited)
Jerry Jensen ...
General (uncredited)
Alexandria Walsh ...
Court Reporter (uncredited)
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Produced by 

Andrew Braunsberg ... producer
Charles Mulvehill ... associate producer (as Charles B. Mulvehill)
Jack Schwartzman ... executive producer

Music by 

Johnny Mandel

Cinematography by 

Caleb Deschanel

Film Editing by 

Don Zimmerman

Casting By 

Lynn Stalmaster

Production Design by 

Michael D. Haller ... (as Michael Haller)

Art Direction by 

James L. Schoppe ... (as James Schoppe)

Set Decoration by 

Robert R. Benton ... (as Robert Benton)

Costume Design by 

May Routh

Makeup Department 

Edie Panda ... hair stylist: Shirley MacLaine
Charles H. Schram ... makeup artist: Peter Sellers (as Charles Schram)
Vivienne Walker ... hair stylist: Peter Sellers
Frank Westmore ... makeup artist: Shirley MacLaine

Production Management 

Charles Mulvehill ... production manager (as Charles B. Mulvehill)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director 

David Hamburger ... first assistant director (as David S. Hamburger)
Toby Lovallo ... second assistant director

Art Department 

Irving Dion ... propmaker foreman
Charles McKinlay ... propmaker foreman
Ray Mercer Jr. ... property master
Richard Reseigne ... construction coordinator
Arthur Shippee ... assistant property master (as Arthur Shippee Jr.)
Larry Verne ... construction foreman
John Villarino ... carpenter (uncredited)
Mike Villarino ... propmaker (uncredited)
Randal Woodward ... set painter (uncredited)

Sound Department 

Don Coufal ... boom operator
Norval D. Crutcher ... sound effects editorial staff
Samuel C. Crutcher ... sound effects editorial staff
Gary S. Gerlich ... sound effects editorial staff
Victoria Martin ... sound effects editorial staff
Donald O. Mitchell ... sound re-recording mixer (as Don Mitchell)
Frank E. Warner ... supervising sound effects editor (as Frank Warner)
Jeff Wexler ... production sound mixer
Ken Dufva ... foley artist (uncredited)
Walter A. Gest ... sound re-recordist (uncredited)
Rick Kline ... sound re-recording mixer (uncredited)
Bill Nicholson ... sound re-recording mixer (uncredited)
Jack Snyder ... sound engineer (uncredited)

Visual Effects by 

Don Hansard ... process coordinator

Camera and Electrical Department 

Sidney Ray Baldwin ... still photographer (as Sidney Baldwin)
Craig Denault ... first assistant camera
Clyde Hart ... key grip
Gary Holt ... gaffer
Harry C. Howard ... video engineer
Louis Mahler ... video playback operator
Pete Martinez ... video playback operator (as Peter Martinez)
Nick McLean ... camera operator
Ken Nishino ... second assistant camera (as Kenneth Nishino)
Dianne Schroeder ... special photography

Casting Department 

David Welch ... extras casting

Costume and Wardrobe Department 

Tony Faso ... wardrobe: men (as Anthony Faso)
Suzanne Grace ... wardrobe: women

Editorial Department 

Rebecca Einfeld ... apprentice film editor
Mireille Machu ... editorial consultant
Mark Warner ... assistant editor
Ron Lambert ... color timer (uncredited)
Steven Ramirez ... assistant editor (uncredited)

Music Department 

Jim Henrikson ... music editor
James Thatcher ... musician: French horn (uncredited)

Transportation Department 

Michael McDuffee ... assistant transportation coordinator
Gerald R. Molen ... transportation coordinator (as Jerry Molen)

Other crew 

Edle Bakke ... script supervisor
Charles Clapsaddle ... production assistant
Pablo Ferro ... title designer
Michael Flowers ... production assistant
Michael Jeffery ... assistant: Peter Sellers
Loretta Lorden ... secretary to the director
Don Mischer ... director: "Gary Burns Show" video segment
Gregory Palmer ... production assistant
Spencer Quinn ... location manager
Ken Ryan ... accountant (as Kenneth Ryan)
Dianne Schroeder ... video researcher
Teresa Stokovic ... production office coordinator
Beverly Walker ... unit publicist
Anne Dutter ... subtitles: original version with French subtitles (uncredited)
Georges Dutter ... subtitles: original version with French subtitles (uncredited)
Stuart Neumann ... location manager (uncredited)
Jerry Whittington ... location scout (uncredited)
Crew verified as complete

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