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Release Date:
July 1992 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
In search of relative comfort... See more »
Plot:
A reflection about what makes everyone's life unique, through the story of Noah's family. Noah is an adjuster... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
5 wins & 2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
My favorite Canadian movie of all time!! See more (24 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Elias Koteas ... Noah

Arsinée Khanjian ... Hera

Maury Chaykin ... Bubba

Gabrielle Rose ... Mimi

Jennifer Dale ... Arianne
David Hemblen ... Bert - The Head Censor
Rose Sarkisyan ... Seta - Hera's Sister
Armen Kokorian ... Simon - Hera's Child

Jacqueline Samuda ... Louise - The Maid

Gerard Parkes ... Tim
Patricia Collins ... Lorraine

Don McKellar ... Tyler - The Young Censor
John Gilbert ... The Doctor
Stephen Ouimette ... Larry - The Butterfly Collector

Raoul Trujillo ... Matthew - His Lover

Tony Nardi ... The Motel Manager
Paul Bettis ... The Wild Man of the Billboards
Frank Jefferson ... Simon as a Baby

Directed by
Atom Egoyan 
 
Writing credits
Atom Egoyan 

Produced by
Camelia Frieberg .... co-producer
David J. Webb .... associate producer (as David Webb)
 
Original Music by
Mychael Danna 
 
Cinematography by
Paul Sarossy (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Susan Shipton 
 
Production Design by
Linda Del Rosario 
Richard Paris 
 
Set Decoration by
Linda Del Rosario 
Richard Paris 
 
Costume Design by
Maya Mani 
 
Makeup Department
Nicole Demers .... makeup artist
Maxine Rennes-Gunderson .... hair designer (as Maxine Rennes)
 
Production Management
Sandra Cunningham .... assistant production manager
Camelia Frieberg .... production manager
Stephen J. Turnbull .... unit manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Cynthia Gillespie .... second assistant director
Ingrid Veninger .... assistant director
David J. Webb .... first assistant director (as David Webb)
 
Art Department
Alexa Anthony .... buyer
Ana Auml .... billboard painter
Elizabeth Bailey .... billboard painter
Elizabeth Bailey .... muralist
Steven 'Sparky' Carr .... assistant set dresser (as Steve 'Sparky' Carr)
Kathleen Climie .... assistant art director
James Feige .... art department assistant
Fred Fitzpatrick .... billboard painter
Fred Fitzpatrick .... scenic painter
Chris Minz .... billboard painter
John Mokedanz .... art department assistant
Geoff Murrin .... props
Jim Murrin .... props
Michael Rouse .... art department assistant
Mark Schulson .... assistant set dresser
Ian Taylor .... art department assistant
 
Sound Department
Michael Bickel .... assistant sound editor
Sue Conley .... dialogue editor
Paul Germann .... trainee sound editor
Richard Harkness .... trainee sound editor (as Rich Harkness)
Peter Kelly .... sound re-recording mixer: Film House
Sid Lieberman .... foley artist
Peter Melnychuk .... boom operator
Steve Munro .... sound designer (as Steven Munro)
George Novotny .... foley recordist
Daniel Pellerin .... sound re-recording mixer
Ross Redfern .... sound recordist
Velcrow Ripper .... assistant sound editor
E. Jane Thompson .... assistant sound editor (as Jane Thompson)
Michael Werth .... adr editor
Paul Weston .... boom operator
 
Special Effects by
Ron Craig .... special effects assistant
Sam McIntyre .... special effects assistant
Stan Zuwala .... special effects assistant
Neil Trifunovich .... special effects supervisor (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Chris Wallace .... hi-def colourist (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Kaloust Babian .... still photographer: photographs of Beirut
Cynthia Barlow .... key grip
Paul Boucher .... second assistant camera
Johnnie Eisen .... still photographer
Greg Farrow .... assistant camera: second unit
John Freeman .... camera trainee
George Kerr .... third electrician
Roscoe Kerr .... best boy
Byron McCulloch .... second grip
Michael Melnechenko .... third grip
David Owen .... gaffer
David Plank .... assistant camera
Mark Willis .... camera operator: second unit
 
Casting Department
Scott Mansfield .... extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jill Aslin .... wardrobe mistress
Cori Burchell .... seamstress
Laurie Munday .... wardrobe assistant
 
Editorial Department
Charlotte Disher .... assistant editor
Atom Egoyan .... additional editor
Chris Hinton .... color timer
Bruce Organ .... second assistant editor
 
Music Department
Eve Egoyan .... musician: piano
Mark Fewer .... musician: violin
 
Transportation Department
Stephen Payne .... driver
Stephen J. Turnbull .... transportation (as Stephen Turnbull)
 
Other crew
John P. Allen .... fiddle
Allen Bell .... script editor
Richard Craven .... location manager
Ron Dann .... steel guitar
Lori Dunn .... production assistant
Atom Egoyan .... classical guitar
Charlotte Engel .... production secretary
Monika Gagnon .... continuity
Monika Gagnon .... script supervisor
Jivan Gasparyan .... duduk sample
Shirley Granger .... production accountant
Karen Hawes .... assistant location manager
John Hopkins .... director observer
Mark Jackson .... production assistant
Allen Khan .... production assistant
Martyn Krys .... production lawyer
Jordan Merkur .... production assistant
Andrew Munger .... location assistant
Kim Nelson .... production assistant
Roberta Pazdro .... production coordinator
Om Taka Taka .... caterer
Greg Van Alstyne .... title graphic design
Meredyth Young .... craft service
 
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MPAA:
Rated R for sensuality and language
Runtime:
102 min
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Did You Know?

Quotes:
Hera:When I say something which deserves consideration and you respond without thinking, how do you feel?
Noah:I feel fine.
Hera:I thought you might feel stupid.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in To Each His Own Cinema (2007)See more »
Soundtrack:
Armenian Folk and Dance EnsembleSee more »

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11 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
My favorite Canadian movie of all time!!, 9 August 2005
Author: Spuzzlightyear from Vancouver

Words cannot express how much I love The Adjuster. It's actually been a while since I saw it, so I picked it up again, and well, fell in love with it once again. It's just that good.

The cast consists of a Canadian dream cast du jour: Elias Koteas! Don Mckellar! Maury Chaykin! Arsinée Khanjian! They're all DYNAMITE here, playing some low down creepy characters here.

Koteas plays the titular Adjuster in the movie, looking after people who've lost their houses in a fire. Khanjian plays his wife, who makes a living from being a censor for the government (!!), Don Mckellar plays the new censor that was hired who catches on very quickly how to move up in the world. I'd rather not get into Maury Chayken's character if you don't mind lol All of these characters intermingle with each other. There's not a huge story to be found here, more of a character study. And what a study it is, as you find out a little more about each character with every viewing, with some mysteries yet to reveal (What WAS with the Podiatrist?) Can't recommend this movie enough. I have to say this is Egoyan's crowning achievement, and I've been waiting for him to replicate it. (Instead, he's been giving us crap like Felicia's Journey)

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