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Director:
Writers:
L.M. Kit Carson (adaptation)
Sam Shepard (written by)
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Release Date:
19 September 1984 (France) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
A place for dreams. A place for heartbreak. A place to pick up the pieces. See more »
Plot:
A man wanders out of the desert after a four year absence. His brother finds him, and together they return to L.A... See more » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for Golden Globe. Another 16 wins & 7 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Starring: the landscape... See more (152 total) »

Cast

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Harry Dean Stanton ... Travis Henderson
Sam Berry ... Gas Station Attendant
Bernhard Wicki ... Doctor Ulmer

Dean Stockwell ... Walt Henderson

Aurore Clément ... Anne Henderson (as Aurore Clement)
Claresie Mobley ... Car Rental Clerk
Hunter Carson ... Hunter Henderson

Viva ... Woman on TV (as Viva Auder)
Socorro Valdez ... Carmelita
Edward Fayton ... Hunter's Friend
Justin Hogg ... Hunter - Age 3

Nastassja Kinski ... Jane Henderson

Tom Farrell ... Screaming Man

John Lurie ... 'Slater'
Jeni Vici ... 'Stretch'
Sally Norvell ... 'Nurse Bibs'
Sharon Menzel ... Comedienne
The Mydolls ... Rehearsing Band
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Sam Shepard ... (unconfirmed)

Brandy Tipton ... Hunter's Girlfriend (scenes deleted)
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Directed by
Wim Wenders 
 
Writing credits
L.M. Kit Carson (adaptation)

Sam Shepard (written by)

Produced by
Anatole Dauman .... producer
Pascale Dauman .... associate producer
Don Guest .... producer
Chris Sievernich .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Ry Cooder 
 
Cinematography by
Robby Müller (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Peter Przygodda 
 
Casting by
Gary Chason 
 
Art Direction by
Kate Altman 
 
Costume Design by
Birgitta Bjerke 
 
Makeup Department
Karoly Balazs .... hair stylist (as Charles Balazs)
Karoly Balazs .... makeup artist (as Charles Balazs)
 
Production Management
Udo Heiland .... post-production manager
Karen Koch .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Claire Denis .... assistant director
Michael Helfand .... trainee assistant director
 
Art Department
Lorrie Brown .... assistant art director
Kimberly Buckley .... property master (as Kim Buckley)
Craig Busch .... assistant props: Texas
Anne Kuljian .... set decorator: Los Angeles
 
Sound Department
Dominique Auvray .... sound editor
Douglas Axtell .... boom operator
Hartmut Eichgrün .... sound re-recording mixer
Lothar Mankewitz .... sound processor
Jean-Paul Mugel .... sound mixer (as Jean Paul Mugel)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Arthur Blum .... best boy grip
Robert K. Feldmann .... key grip (as Robert Feldman)
Kevin Galbraith .... electrician
Greg Gardiner .... gaffer
Agnès Godard .... first assistant camera
Scott Guthrie .... best boy electric
Robin Holland .... still photographer
Martin Schäfer .... camera operator: additional photography, second unit
Pim Tjujerman .... first assistant camera
 
Casting Department
Sheila Possner .... casting coordinator: Los Angeles
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Roberta Elkins .... wardrobe assistant: Texas
 
Editorial Department
Anne Schnee .... assistant editor
Joachim von Mengershausen .... commissioning editor: WDR (as J. Von Mengershausen)
 
Transportation Department
Homer Albin .... driver
Lynn Brisbin .... driver
Al Cantu .... driver
Charles Griffith .... driver (as Charlie Griffith)
Carl Johnson .... driver
Tom Kelton .... driver
Richard Padgett .... driver
B.C. Smith .... driver
 
Other crew
Allison Anders .... production assistant
Helen Caldwell .... script supervisor
Walter Donohue .... story editor: Channel 4
Susan Elkins .... location manager: Texas
Sarah Fitzsimmons .... office coordinator: New York
Scott Kirby .... production assistant
Patric Kreuzer .... production assistant
Dean Lent .... production assistant
Barbara Lucey .... accountant
Dianne Mapp-Cheek .... production coordinator (as Dianne Lisa Cheek)
Sherry McBride .... caterer: Texas
Ron Mitchell .... production assistant
Bonna Newman .... production assistant
Lilyan Sievernich .... office coordinator: New York
James Thompson .... location manager: Los Angeles (as Jim Thompson)
Susanna Virtanen .... post-production office
 
Thanks
Lotte Eisner .... dedicatee (as Lotte H. Eisner)
Barbara von Weitershausen .... thanks
 

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147 min
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Trivia:
Harry Dean Stanton's favorite film from his own filmography.See more »
Goofs:
Errors in geography: Travis and Hunter make a phone call from a Texaco gas station in San Bernardino. In the background we see the road-side dinosaurs, which are in Cabazon California, closer to Palm Springs. Not a big mistake, but a distance of some 40 miles.See more »
Quotes:
Walt:I thought you were afraid of heights.
Travis:I'm not afraid of heights. I'm afraid of fallin'.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Breakfast on Pluto (2005)See more »

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40 out of 58 people found the following review useful.
Starring: the landscape..., 4 November 2000
Author: guimo (guimo@altavista.net) from Belo Horizonte, Brasil

I felt so tired of all those comments saying how beautiful the photography is or, for those who havent enjoyed the film, how the photography isnt enough to sustain the whole silentness of the first 2/3 of the movie.

It just sounds like a hollow praise for a hollow minded cute, blonde and gorgeous girl. In fact, it is an offense.

For a director that first was inspired by images and then looked for stories to fill them and give them reasons to be released as films (he says this in a book). Wenders achieves his high technical and vision point concerning his way of thinking, not just film but life in this masterpiece.

He had before discussed the production of images and how this affects our way of seeing and perceiving life. But in Paris, Texas the image, the landscapes really becomes a character, not just to give a good photography and make those 2 1/2 hours that the movie lasts oh!!, so beatiful to watch!!, or to make us get in its atmosphere... The landscapes are so important as the words, or actions, between the characters are, it really touches people surrounded by it, it influences some how their personalities. I mean, each photograme tries to bring this relation.

It is beautiful how Wenders can build his caracters personalities, not by the way they think or act, but what impresses them, what visually interests them - like when Travis is watching not the airplane, but its shadow on the ground while it takes off.

After all that, i can just say that the rest of the whole story is made by really beautiful, touching and delicate situations of a man's life trying to reorder the lost pieces from a puzzle.

And, yes, the conversation between Travis and his ex-wife by the last half hour to the end is one of the most touching moments seen on the screen.

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