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Memoirs of an Invisible Man -- After a freak accident, an invisible yuppie runs for his life from a treacherous CIA official while trying to cope with his new life.


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Writers (WGA):
H.F. Saint (book)
Robert Collector (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
28 February 1992 (USA) See more »
Women want him for his wit. The C.I.A. wants him for his body. All Nick wants is his molecules back. See more »
After a freak accident, a yuppie turns invisible and runs from a treacherous CIA official, while trying to cope with his new life. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Directed by
John Carpenter 
Writing credits
H.F. Saint (book)

Robert Collector (screenplay) &
Dana Olsen (screenplay) and
William Goldman (screenplay)

Produced by
Bruce Bodner .... producer
Dan Kolsrud .... producer
Arnon Milchan .... executive producer
Original Music by
Shirley Walker 
Cinematography by
William A. Fraker (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Marion Rothman 
Casting by
Sharon Howard-Field 
Production Design by
Lawrence G. Paull 
Art Direction by
Bruce Crone 
Set Decoration by
Rick Simpson 
Costume Design by
Joe I. Tompkins 
Makeup Department
Lee Harman .... makeup artist
John Isaacs .... hair stylist
Cheri Ruff .... hair stylist
Rick Sharp .... makeup artist
Production Management
Art Seidel .... unit production manager (as Arthur Seidel)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Otie Brown .... second second assistant director
Alan Edmisten .... second assistant director
William M. Elvin .... first assistant director
Arlene Fukai .... second second assistant director
K.C. Hodenfield .... second second assistant director (as Kurt C. Hodenfield)
Art Department
Edward Aiona .... property master
Bryan Belair .... construction coordinator
Steve Blakney .... assistant property master (as Steven Blakney)
Steven Fuller .... construction foreman
Ted Harms .... construction foreman
Mike Higelmire .... lead man
Martin A. Kline .... production illustrator (as Marty Kline)
Gary Kudroff .... swing gang
Elizabeth Lapp .... set designer
Tom Lifsey .... construction foreman
Alan J. Meyer .... construction foreman: San Francisco
Luigi Mugavero .... swing gang
Barbara Murphy .... stand-by painter
Dan Pemberton .... construction foreman
Lauren E. Polizzi .... set designer (as Lauren Polizzi)
Doug Rosenberger .... construction foreman
Stephanie Schwartzman .... art department researcher
John A. Scott III .... swing gang (as John Scott)
Michael Sexton .... assistant property master
Mark Siegel .... action property performer
Gerald Sigmon .... set designer
I.J. Van Perre .... construction coordinator: San Francisco
William Kemper Wright .... swing gang (as William Wright)
Sandra M. Kraft .... construction estimator (uncredited)
Luigi Mugavero .... lead man (uncredited)
Tom von Badinski .... carpenter (uncredited)
Frank White .... welding foreman (uncredited)
Sound Department
James R. Alexander .... production sound mixer (as Jim Alexander)
Gary Blufer .... sound effects recordist
Robert Bradshaw .... sound editor (as Bob Bradshaw)
Patrick Clark .... boom operator (as Pat Clark)
John Davis .... sound effects recordist
Rickley W. Dumm .... assistant sound editor
Gordon Ecker .... supervising sound editor
Bruce Fortune .... sound editor
Leslie Gaulin .... foley editor
Steven Gerrior .... assistant sound editor (as Steve Gerrior)
Hector C. Gika .... sound editor (as Hector Gika)
Glenn Hoskinson .... sound editor
Holly Huckins .... adr editor
Scott D. Jackson .... foley supervisor
John Kwiatkowski .... sound editor
Lee Lemont .... assistant adr editor
John Leveque .... supervising sound editor
Robert J. Litt .... re-recording mixer
Anthony Milch .... sound editor
Rocky Moriana .... sound editor
John Roesch .... foley artist
Katie Rowe .... foley artist (as Katy Rowe)
Greg P. Russell .... re-recording mixer
Steve Schwalbe .... foley editor
Kim Secrist .... sound editor
Becky Sullivan .... supervising adr editor
Shawn Sykora .... foley editor
Elliot Tyson .... re-recording mixer
Donald L. Warner Jr. .... sound editor (as Don Warner)
Richard E. Yawn .... sound editor
David Behle .... sound recordist (uncredited)
Robert Gravenor .... sound mixer (uncredited)
Jack Keller .... sound recordist (uncredited)
Lance Laurienzo .... assistant sound editor (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Larz Anderson .... special effects
Albert Delgado .... special effects foreman
Ken Pepiot .... special effects coordinator
Gintar Repecka .... special effects
Wayne Rose .... special effects
Daniel Sudick .... special effects (as Dan Sudick)
A.J. Thrasher .... special effects
T. Dow Albon .... miniature model maker (uncredited)
Harry Walton .... optical effects (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Sandra Almond .... visual effects assistant (as Sandra Almond Williams)
Scott E. Anderson .... computer graphics animator
Brett Bentley .... computer graphics
Barbara Brennan .... digital effects artist
Jill Brooks .... digital/scanning
Shannon Cassedy .... engineering services
Camille Cellucci .... visual effects and plate coordinator
Robert Cooper .... action property performer (as Bob Cooper)
Jay Cotton .... effects animator
Jim Danforth .... matte supervisor
Timothy Eaton .... visual effects editor (as Tim Eaton)
Vicki L. Engel .... visual effects assistant
Christopher Evans .... matte painting artist (as Chris Evans)
Robert Finley Jr. .... stage technician (as Bob Finley Jr.)
Ron Fode .... visual effects editor
Jack Gallagher .... plate photography coordinator: ILM
Steve Gawley .... chief model maker
Ray Gilberti .... visual effects camera operator
Chris Goehe .... chief model maker
James M. Goodman .... digital/scanning
Ned Gorman .... visual effects producer
Gregory Gorsiski .... digital effects artist
Chris R. Green .... effects animator (as Chris Green)
Steve Grumette .... computer effects supervisor
James Hagedorn .... digital effects artist (as Jim Hagedorn)
Sandy Houston .... rotoscope artist
Benton Jew .... conceptual effects designer
Keith Johnson .... optical camera operator
Bill Kimberlin .... chief visual effects editor
Laurel Klick .... digital effects artist
Ken Koblenzer .... assistant camera: visual effects unit
Tad Krzanowski .... modelshop project supervisor
Jennifer Hall Lee .... optical line-up: ILM (as Jennifer Lee)
James Lim .... optical camera operator
Mike MacKenzie .... engineering services
Greg Maloney .... digital effects artist
Dan Michalske .... stage technician: visual effects unit
Dennis Michelson .... visual effects production liaison
Carl Miller .... assistant camera: visual effects unit
Craig Mohagen .... stage technician: visual effects unit
Terry Molatore .... rotoscope artist
Susan Montgomery .... production accountant: visual effects unit
Mark Moore .... visual effects art director
Ellen Mueller .... rotoscope supervisor
Bruce Nicholson .... visual effects supervisor
Michael Olague .... chief stage technician
Joshua Pines .... digital/scanning
Chuck Ray .... stage technician: visual effects unit
Steve Reding .... photographer: visual effects camera
Christopher Reed .... chief model maker (as Chris Reed)
Stuart Robertson .... digital effects supervisor: ILM
Stephen Rosenbaum .... computer graphics animator
Martin Rosenberg .... key visual effects camera operator (as Marty Rosenberg)
Thomas Rosseter .... optical line-up
Michael Santy .... assistant camera: visual effects unit
Kenneth Smith .... optical camera operator
Thomas J. Smith .... digital effects artist (as Tom Smith)
Douglas Smythe .... computer graphics supervisor (as Doug Smythe)
Wes Takahashi .... animation supervisor (as Wes Ford Takahashi)
Kristen Trattner .... optical line-up
Bruce Vecchitto .... optical photography supervisor
Harry Walton .... stop motion animator: ILM
Doug Zeffer .... computer graphics
Jim Danforth .... matte artist (uncredited)
Jim Danforth .... matte photographer (uncredited)
Benoit Eon .... digital effects (uncredited)
John Graves .... visual effects (uncredited)
Michael F. Hoover .... miniature artist (uncredited)
Al Magliochetti .... visual effects (uncredited)
Ted Rae .... matte plate photography (uncredited)
Simone Boisseree .... stunts
Brad Bovee .... stunts
Troy Brown .... stunts
Kurt Bryant .... stunts
Kerrie Cullen .... stunts
Jeffrey J. Dashnaw .... stunts (as Jeff Dashnaw)
Shane Dixon .... stunts
Cheryl Wheeler Duncan .... stunts (as Cheryl Wheeler-Dixon)
James M. Halty .... stunts (as James Halty)
Jeff Imada .... stunt coordinator
Henry Kingi .... stunts
Gary McLarty .... stunts
Alan Oliney .... stunts
Chuck Picerni Jr. .... stunts
Louis J. Ramirez IV .... stunts
Chad Randall .... stunts
John Robotham .... stunts
Danny Rogers .... stunts (as Dan Rogers)
Thomas Rosales Jr. .... stunts
Bill Saito .... stunts
Jeff Smolek .... stunts
Cris Thomas-Palomino .... stunts
Dick Ziker .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Gerald H. Boatright .... chief lighting technician (as Jerry Boatright)
Ted Chu .... assistant camera: "b" camera
David E. Diano .... camera operator (as David Diano)
Howard Hagadorn .... second grip
Marlin Hall .... key grip (as Marlin E. Hall)
John Lubin .... second grip
Nick Papanickolas .... dolly grip
Ron Phillips .... still photographer
Lex Rawlins .... first assistant camera
Alex Rodriguez .... assistant chief lighting technician
Tim Roe .... second assistant camera
Richard Turner .... camera operator: "b" camera
Michael 'Dutch' Van Woert .... rigging gaffer
Don Yamasaki .... assistant chief lighting technician
Billy Craft .... lighting technician (uncredited)
Adam Glick .... set lighting technician (uncredited)
Randy Nolen .... Steadicam operator (uncredited)
Ted Rae .... photographer: second unit (uncredited)
Casting Department
Susan Peck .... casting associate
Nancy Hayes .... extras casting: San Francisco (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Adrianna Bernard .... costumer: women
Roberto Carneiro .... costume supervisor (as Roberto M. Carneiro)
Steve Ellsworth .... costumer: men
Kathy Monderine .... costume supervisor (as Kathy Moderine)
Anne Polland .... costumer: women
Editorial Department
Donah Bassett .... negative cutter
Ray Martin .... color timer
Reine-Claire .... assistant editor
Saul Saladow .... assistant editor
Location Management
Lisa Blok-Linson .... location manager: Los Angeles
Dan Gorman .... assistant location manager
John Lehane .... location manager: San Francisco
Music Department
Thomas Milano .... music editor
Tom Boyd .... oboe soloist (uncredited)
Robert Fernandez .... scoring mixer (uncredited)
Larry Rench .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Shirley Walker .... conductor (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Keith Dillin .... transportation coordinator
Randy Luna .... transportation captain
Rob Marshall .... helicopter camera pilot (uncredited)
Larry Stelling .... picture car coordinator (uncredited)
Other crew
James Bakeman .... first aid
Paul A. Calabria .... animal trainer (as Paul Calabria)
Loraine Coutin .... assistant: Mr. Carpenter
James Deeth .... helicopter pilot (as Jim Deeth)
Larry K. Johnson .... script supervisor
Angela Kaye .... assistant: Mr. Chase
Jeff Kloss .... assistant accountant
John Labib .... office assistant
Steve M. Miliotti .... craft service
Seth Miller .... production runner
Lana Morgan .... assistant: Ms. Hannah (as Lana Opp Morgan)
Anne S. Reilly .... unit publicist (as Anne Reilly)
Jay Roberts .... assistant accountant
Scott Rosencrans .... production runner
Julie Shaw .... office assistant
Karen Shaw .... production coordinator
Joan Wellman .... assistant production secretary
Thomas Bianco .... assistant accountant (uncredited)
Bill Daly .... post-production accountant manager (uncredited)
Gabe de Kelaita .... set production assistant (uncredited)
Tom Lent .... adr voice (uncredited)
Crew verified as complete

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99 min
Color (Technicolor)
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Composer Jack Nitzsche who previously worked with Carpenter on Starman (1984) was the first choice of composer but he was unavailable. Producer Chevy Chase remembered seeing Shirley Walker conducting the orchestra when he was attending the scoring stage to his film National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (1989) so he suggested that they use Walker to score this film.See more »
Factual errors: An invisible man would be blind, the only way to see is for light to reflect off the back of the retina. If the retina is invisible the light would pass through.See more »
David Jenkins:I often sit in the dark wondering what it must've been like, were you conscious? Did you feel any pain? Did you feel yourself changing?See more »
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19 out of 27 people found the following review useful.
Memoirs of an Invisible Fletch? :(, 27 August 2002
Author: Spider-Lou from Bristol, CT

This John Carpenter movie is actually a really good spin on the entire invisible man concept. Chevy Chase is a little too large of a man to pull off the invisible man role. He does do physical comedy well and is okay at drama here. Unfortunately, he's not at his "Fletch" level in the movie either; something I'm sure everyone expected to happen, because there's his completely unnecessary voice-over/narration. Basically, this seems to be a casting mistake, and a part probably intended for a non-comedic actor?

The fx are excellent, as we see an invisible man see himself eat, then vomit; he smokes and we see a very short but stunning effect. And the building where it all began is quite a feat of computer and chroma-key engineering. There are a lot of fx here that predate every fx the stinkfest "Hollow Man" gave us 8 years later. The chase (pun not intended) and "Fugitive"-like story is hardly original, though Carpenter does move things along for the most part. The very last scene during the closing credits doesn't lend credence to the semi-serious tone which preceded it.

Although "Memoirs--" is no classic, this invisible man movie is far superior to the aforementioned dog "Hollow Man". And at least it has a friggin' point.

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