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Director:
Writers:
John Steinbeck (novels)
David S. Ward (written for the screen by)
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Release Date:
12 February 1982 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
You don't have to be crazy to live here...but it helps.
Plot:
Monterey, California in the 1940's. Cannery Row - the section of town where the now closed fish canneries are located... See more » | Add synopsis »
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User Reviews:
Great Movie! See more (50 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Nick Nolte ... Doc

Debra Winger ... Suzy DeSoto

Audra Lindley ... Fauna Flood

Frank McRae ... Hazel

M. Emmet Walsh ... Mack
Tom Mahoney ... Hughie
John Malloy ... Jones

James Keane ... Eddie
Sunshine Parker ... The Seer
Santos Morales ... Joseph and Mary

John Huston ... Narrator (voice)
Ellen Blake ... Wisteria
Sharon Ernster ... Agnes

Kathleen Doyle ... Violet
Mary Margaret Amato ... Lola
Brenda Hillhouse ... Martha
Mariko Tse ... Blossom
Colleen O'Grady ... The Pitcher
Tona Dodd ... Golden Poppy Waitress

Judy Kerr ... Beer Milkshake Waitress
Tom Pletts ... Doctor
William Bronder ... Suzy's Trick

Rosanna DeSoto ... Ellen Sedgewick (as Rosana DiSoto)
Walter Mathews ... Sonny

Art LaFleur ... Doorman
Joshua Lawrence ... Boy

Joe Michael Terry ... Tucker (as Joe Terry)

Carl Ciarfalio ... Tackle
Reid Rondell ... Frat Boy #1

John Meier ... Frat Boy #2
Tim Culbertson ... Frat Boy #3
Scott Wilder ... Frat Boy #4

Gilbert B. Combs ... Frat Boy #5

Christopher Doyle ... Frat Boy #6
Gary McLarty ... Frat Boy #7
Bobby Sargent ... Frat Boy #8
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Anne Lockhart ... Barmaid (uncredited)

Tom Willett ... Bartender (uncredited)

Directed by
David S. Ward 
 
Writing credits
John Steinbeck (novels "Cannery Row" and "Sweet Thursday")

David S. Ward (written for the screen by)

William Graham  uncredited

Produced by
Kurt Neumann .... associate producer
Michael Phillips .... producer
 
Original Music by
Jack Nitzsche 
 
Cinematography by
Sven Nykvist 
 
Film Editing by
David Bretherton 
 
Casting by
Jennifer Shull 
 
Production Design by
Richard Macdonald 
 
Art Direction by
William F. O'Brien 
 
Set Decoration by
Mary Swanson  (as Mary Olivia Swanson)
 
Costume Design by
Ruth Myers 
 
Makeup Department
Edouard F. Henriques .... makeup artist
Lola 'Skip' McNalley .... hair stylist
Elizabeth Rabe .... additional hair stylist (1982)
Bron Roylance .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Kurt Neumann .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ross Brown .... second assistant director
Jerry Sobul .... first assistant director
Wendy Thompson .... second second assistant director
 
Art Department
Henry Alberti .... set designer
Joseph Hurley .... illustrator
William Maldonado .... construction coordinator
Margie Stone McShirley .... set designer
Duff Miller .... assistant property master
Gregory Pickrell .... set designer
Sal Sommatino .... property master
Marjorie Stone .... set designer
John Warnke .... set designer
 
Sound Department
Jay M. Harding .... sound re-recording mixer
Dale Johnston .... sound effects
Jerry Jost .... sound
Michael J. Kohut .... sound re-recording mixer
Frank M. Reale .... sound re-recording mixer
Norman B. Schwartz .... post-production dialogue
Ken Dufva .... foley artist (uncredited)
Duncan McEwan .... sound recordist (uncredited)
David A. Whittaker .... sound editor (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Peter Albiez .... special effects
Bruce Mattox .... special effects
Andrew Miller .... special effects
 
Visual Effects by
Matthew Yuricich .... visual effects artist (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Bill Cross .... stunts
Ted Duncan .... stunts
Glenn R. Wilder .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Joseph Capshaw .... best boy
Adam Glick .... set lighting technician
Daniel Graff .... special lighting technician
Donald L. Hartley .... dolly grip
Gregg Heschong .... camera operator
Gene Kearney .... key grip
Jud Kehl .... first assistant camera
Gary B. Kibbe .... camera operator
Bruce McBroom .... still photographer
Bob Munoz .... best boy grip
James Plannette .... gaffer
Peter Santoro .... second assistant camera
R. Michael De Chellis .... electrician (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Dan Bronson .... costumer
 
Editorial Department
Richard G. Haines .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Harry V. Lojewski .... music supervisor
Greg Orloff .... assistant scoring mixer
Dennis S. Sands .... score mixer
Curt Sobel .... music editor
 
Transportation Department
Alan Kaminsky .... picture car coordinator
Randy Peters .... transportation captain
Jim Martell .... transportation coordinator (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Wendy Atterbury .... script supervisor
Jim Dannaldson .... zoological specialist
Leo Janos .... unit publicist
Kevin King .... payroll accountant
Don Kruger .... location manager
Andrew Miller .... rubber frogs
Robert Ward .... creative consultant
Lou Wills .... choreographer
Dixie Fusillo .... production accountant (uncredited)
 

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Runtime:
120 min
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Color:
Color (Metrocolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Star Nick Nolte told "The Rolling Stone" during production that he was a fan of John Steinbeck's work. He also admitted to having to wear a girdle to flatten his stomach. In the interview, Nolte called the girdle a "Richard Dreyfuss special".See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: When Mack sits down at the open upright piano and starts playing during the final party scene, none of the hammers - which are clearly visible - move.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Narrator:[voice over] Cannery Row has never been like anywhere else. For one thing, its people are different. When the town died off, most of them failed to notice. Some say nobody would live here if they didn't have to, but there are some, like The Seer, who wouldn't live anywhere else...
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in The Illustrated Man with John Solie (2011) (V)See more »
Soundtrack:
BIG NOISE FROM WINNETKASee more »

FAQ

Why is this excellent movie not available on DVD?
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11 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Great Movie!, 23 April 2006
Author: NASCAR880 from Arizona

Excellent commentary, very well done. If you liked A Christmas Story type of movie, you'll like this one! All the characters are great - the movie runs along at a good clip with nothing getting stale. There's just one thing after another here. If it's not mack and the boys and their shenanigans it's the relationship with Nolte and Winger, and if it's not that it's a party that goes haywire. I love it. By the end of the movie I was wishing to live at Cannery Row! Now if someone in the US would just WAKE UP and get this into DVD region 1 format, we'd have it made! I just don't understand why it hasn't been done yet with all the other movies now back on DVD.

Jeff

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