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Craig J. Nevius (screenplay) and
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Cast

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Directed by
Oley Sassone 
 
Writing credits
Craig J. Nevius (screenplay) and
Kevin Rock (screenplay)

Jack Kirby  comic book (uncredited)
Stan Lee  comic book (uncredited)

Produced by
Roger Corman .... executive producer
Bernd Eichinger .... executive producer
Glenn Garland .... associate producer
Jan Kikumoto .... associate producer
Steven Rabiner .... producer
 
Original Music by
David Wurst 
Eric Wurst 
 
Cinematography by
Mark Parry (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Glenn Garland 
 
Casting by
Laura Schiff 
 
Production Design by
Mick Strawn 
 
Art Direction by
Bradford Johnson 
 
Set Decoration by
James R. Barrows  (as James Barrows)
Gerald Butler 
 
Costume Design by
Reve Richards 
 
Makeup Department
Annette Dobson .... assistant makeup artist
Tamara Esh .... assistant makeup artist
Suzanne Rodier .... key makeup artist
Michele Teleis-Fickle .... assistant makeup artist
 
Production Management
Holly A. Keenan .... production manager (as Holly Keenan)
Nicole M. Libresco .... production manager: second unit (as Nicole Libresco)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Adam Carr .... second second assistant director
Larry Litton .... first assistant director (as Larry Kent Litton)
Tony Steinberg .... additional first assistant director
Franklin A. Vallette .... first assistant director: miniature unit (as Franklin Vallette)
Franklin A. Vallette .... second assistant director (as Franklin Vallette)
 
Art Department
Robert Allen .... carpenter
Ernie Andrasik .... carpenter (as Ernie O. Andrasik)
Randy Anflick .... prop assistant (as Randy C. Anflick)
Murray Armstrong .... carpenter
Rick M. Atwell .... prop assistant
Steven Atwell .... carpenter
Peter J. Bates .... carpenter (as Peter Bates)
Peter J. Bates .... swing
Tobey Bays .... set dresser (as Toby Bays)
Gregor Z. Bebb .... carpenter
Brent A. Blom .... leadman (as Brent Blom)
Jaime Casillas .... painter (as Jaimie Casillas)
Anthony Cavallero .... painter
Greg Chapman .... painter
Matthew Englebert .... prop assistant
Rik Ford .... sculptor
T.G. Glover .... scenic
Philip Godwin .... swing
Danny Goldman .... propmaker
Daniel H. Goldstein .... propmaker
J. Michael Gorman .... painter (as James Michael Gorman)
James Gorman .... scenic
Mike Harvvey .... swing
Larry Lamb .... carpenter
Jeff Leahy .... scenic
Donald Lehoux .... lead carpenter
Jill McGraw .... art department coordinator (as Jill Anna McGraw)
Brian A. Morner .... carpenter
Jonathan Mullen .... scenic (as Johnathan Mullen)
Robin Nixon .... property master
Mark Noldine .... painter
Susan F. O'Conor .... key scenic
Thomas A. O'Conor .... construction coordinator (as Thomas Anthony O'Conor)
David J. Olvera .... carpenter
Randolph Schwab .... painter
Robert Smith .... prop assistant
Thomas Wayne Spinney .... carpenter (as Tom Spinney)
Phil Storch .... carpenter (as Phillip Storch)
Adolfo Vergara .... carpenter
Vincent G. Verrengia .... carpenter
Pete von Sholly .... storyboard artist (as Peter von Sholly)
Tony Whyte .... carpenter (as William W. Whyte)
Tony Whyte .... propmaker (as Tony White)
Simon Williams .... painter
Bradley Wisham .... propmaker
 
Sound Department
John Adams .... boom operator
Michael J. Broomberg .... foley artist (as Michael Broomberg)
Merry Cheers .... assistant adr recordist
Merry Cheers .... foley editor
Merry Cheers .... foley recordist
Michael Clark .... adr recordist
Michael Clark .... supervising sound mixer
Butch Johnson .... digital dialogue editor
Scott P. Levy .... additional boom operator (as Scott Levy)
Steve Nelson .... sound effects editor
Diane Parrino .... foley artist
Earl Rankin .... sound transfer engineer
Ken Regan .... sound effects editor
Ken Regan .... sound re-recording mixer
Bill V. Robbins .... sound mixer (as Bill Robinson)
Sean Rowe .... foley artist
Gerald Schettis .... additional boom operator
Camilla Mauritzson Skjaerbaek .... sound effects editor (as Camilla Mauritzson)
Camilla Mauritzson Skjaerbaek .... sound re-recording mixer (as Camilla Mauritzson)
Michael Tolochko .... additional boom operator
 
Special Effects by
Macky Beheshti .... computer scientist (as Macky Behesti)
Pietro Bonomi .... art direction matte paintings and background animation
Everett Burrell .... special effects makeup
Rich E. Cordobes .... pyrotechnics crew (as Richard E. Cordobes)
John Deall .... special effects crew
Geoffrey Fennell .... body sculpting and animation
Bradford Johnson .... miniatures creator (as Brad Johnson)
Russ Johnson .... special effects makeup
Kelvin Lee .... special effects animation
Patrick Prettyman .... pyrotechnics crew
Jim Schwalm .... pyrotechnics effects coordinator (as Jim Schwalm)
Mick Strawn .... miniatures creator
John Vulich .... special effects makeup
Chris Walker .... director of animation
Habib Zargarpour .... special effects animation
John Ziegler .... pyrotechnics crew (as John R. Ziegler)
Larry Odien .... animatronics (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Minky Billups .... visual effects compositor
Scott Billups .... visual effects supervisor
 
Stunts
Kurt Bryant .... stunts (as Curt Bryant)
Jeff Cadiente .... stunt player
Yannick Derrien .... stunts (as Yannick Darren)
Thomas Dewier .... stunts (as Tom Deweir)
Brent Jones .... stunt player
Rob King .... stunt player
Solly Marx .... stunts (as Solly Markks)
Cole S. McKay .... stunts (as Cole McKay)
Denney Pierce .... stunt player (as Denny Pierce)
Denney Pierce .... stunts (as Denny Pierce)
Bobby Porter .... stunt player
Jeff Pruitt .... stunts (as Jeff Pruett)
Spiro Razatos .... stunts (as Spiro Rozatos)
Jerry Spicer .... stunt player
Patrick J. Statham .... stunt coordinator (as Patrick Statam)
Merritt Yohnka .... stunt player
Jason Ybarra .... utility stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Philippe Aubry .... grip (as Philippe Aubrey)
Steve Austin .... video playback operator
Christopher Baffa .... gaffer (as Chris Baffa)
Erik Barrette .... grip
Carl Bartels .... electrician
Christopher Bernal .... electrician
Ed Bierling .... electrician
Marek Bojsza .... best boy electric
Andrew Bowley .... director of photography: second unit
Andrew Bowley .... electrician
Harry C. Box .... electrician
Jared Bushansky .... grip
Kelly Clear .... gaffer
Michael Condro .... director of photography: miniature unit
Kiely Cronin .... second assistant camera (as William Kiely Cronin)
Tim Day .... best boy grip (as Timothy F. Day)
Henry J. Decet .... electrician
Mark Doering-Powell .... additional first assistant camera
Michael Dronge .... electrician
Bernie Druckman .... video playback operator
Kenneth Estes .... video playback operator
Cory Geryak .... gaffer
Philip Glau .... electrician
Carlos Gonzalez .... electrician
Ross Guidici .... electrician
Ross Guidici .... electrician: miniature unit
Ross Guidici .... key grip: miniature unit
John Harvey .... electrician
Ron Hoffman .... electrician
Rick Hopper .... electrician (as Richard Hopper)
Steve Irwin .... video playback operator
Tracy Jackson .... grip
Lisa Michele Jones .... still photographer (as Lisa Jones)
Chris Kaelin .... grip
Chris Kennard .... grip
Greg Kidd .... additional first assistant camera (as Gregory D. Kidd)
Jennifer Lehr .... additional first assistant camera
Jennifer Lehr .... director of photography: second unit
Darren Lucey .... grip
Laurence Manly .... additional second assistant camera (as Larry Manly)
Laurence Manly .... first assistant camera: miniature unit (as Larry Manly)
Robert Matthews .... grip
Anthony T. Mazzola .... electrician (as Anthony Mazzola)
Niles McElroy .... electrician
Terry Moews .... director of photography: miniature unit (as Terry W. Moews)
Ericka Olsen .... additional first assistant camera
Douglas M. Pavone .... grip (as Doug Pavone)
David Pearlberg .... grip
Richard Pelusi .... additional key grip
Jamie Ronnei .... grip (as James Ronnei)
Mike Roth .... additional second assistant camera (as Michael Roth)
Bob Ruzevich .... electrician
Darren Ryan .... video assist operator
Oley Sassone .... director of photography: second unit
Bill H. Schwocho .... grip
Mark Scott .... video playback operator (as Mark I. Scott)
Christian Sebaldt .... director of photography: second unit
Joseph M. Setele .... additional second assistant camera (as Joe Setele)
David Spencer .... additional first assistant camera (as David A. Spencer)
Glenn M. Student .... key grip (as Glen M. Student)
Andrew Takeuchi .... electrician
Scott Toland .... grip
Brooks Tomb .... grip
Jeff Tomhave .... additional first assistant camera
Reno Tondelli .... grip
Melissa Toy .... first assistant camera (as Mellissa Toy)
Christopher W. Trille .... grip (as Christopher Trillo)
Douglas Turner .... electrician (as Douglas Trauner)
Anthony Van Dyk .... electrician (as Anthony Van Dyke)
Michael Wall .... grip
John Willis III .... electrician
Robert Yesk .... additional second assistant camera
Aaron Zuber .... grip
 
Animation Department
Joel C. Cunanan .... inbetween artist
 
Casting Department
Charles Matthews .... extras casting
Mark Sikes .... casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Teresa Binder .... wardrobe assistant (as Theresa Binder)
Kristine J. Brandes .... wardrobe assistant
Don Seichert .... wardrobe assistant
 
Editorial Department
Mitch Buroker .... first assistant editor (as Mitchell Buroker)
Brian Crites .... first assistant editor
Roderick Davis .... additional video graphics and editing
Michael Day .... apprentice editor
Eric Friedman .... apprentice editor
Jon Fries .... associate editor (as Jonathan Fries)
Daniel H. Holland .... apprentice editor (as Dan Holland)
Diana Kaufman .... post-production coordinator
Michael Kuge .... post-production assistant
Meghan L. Noble .... apprentice editor
Guy Sappington .... apprentice editor
James A. Williams .... post-production runner (as Jim Williams)
 
Music Department
Steve Cohn .... digital music editor
Paul Di Franco .... music supervisor (as Paul di Franco)
Marlena Morton .... assistant to music supervisors
Odette Springer .... music supervisor
David Wurst .... orchestrator
Eric Wurst .... conductor
Eric Wurst .... orchestrator
 
Transportation Department
Jim DePue .... driver
Charles Gatson .... transportation captain (as Charles T. Gatson)
Hector Mendoza .... driver (as Hector G. Mendoza)
Matthew Perry .... driver
Aaron S. Rutman .... driver
Howard Rutman .... transportation coordinator (as Howard I. Rutman)
Arthur D. Whitehead .... driver (as Arthur Whitehead)
 
Other crew
Paul Ahern .... weapons (as Paul G. Ahern)
Nancy Ahschlager .... production accountant
Robert C. Anderson .... fire safety officer
Elaine C. Andrianos .... production assistant (as Elaine C. Andrionos)
Jon Berson .... additional stage manager
Eda Bierman .... script supervisor: second unit
Marco Black .... production assistant
Raymond L. Coburn .... fire safety officer
Bart Coleman .... production assistant
Randall Alms Condon .... fire safety officer
Sridhar Dasari .... stage manager
Chris Davis .... production assistant
Mike DiRoma .... craft service
Tracy Feldstein .... craft service
Fleishmann .... production assistant
Ebersole Gaines .... production assistant
Ross Guidici .... stage manager
George F. Hull .... fire safety officer
Bennett Irish .... production assistant
James C. Jochheim .... fire safety officer
Norman A. Kellems .... police officer
LaTrease Kelley .... accounting intern (as Latrease Kelly)
Jonathan King .... production assistant
Martin Allan Kloner .... production assistant (as Martin A. Kloner)
Heather Kritzer .... production assistant
Sherry Kuge .... production secretary (as Sherry A. Kuge)
Miles Larson .... production assistant
Lewis Learmard .... fire safety officer
Gillbert M. Loust .... police officer (as Gilbert M. Loust)
Amy McCleary .... production assistant
Darren Moloney .... location manager
Hilary Momberger .... script supervisor (as Hillary Momberger)
E.M. Moody .... police officer
Stephen C. Morgan .... fire safety officer
Sergio Muñoz .... additional stage manager (as Sergio Munoz Sr.)
Richard L. Neuenschwander .... police officer
Wayne D. Nygaard .... fire safety officer
Edward T. Parmalee .... location manager (as Edward T. Parmelee)
Jennifer Nichole Porter .... production coordinator (as Jennifer Porter)
Aaron S. Rutman .... production assistant (as Aaron Rutman)
Ron Samuel .... production assistant
Oley Sassone .... director: miniature unit
John Shea .... production assistant (as John A. Shea)
Don E. Sitts .... fire safety officer
Troy Stauffer .... additional craft service
Troy Stauffer .... production assistant: miniature unit
Mick Strawn .... director: miniature unit
Charles L. Wampler .... police officer
Wendy Wheaton .... additional craft service
Raymond V. Whisman .... police officer
William Yeh .... production assistant
 
Thanks
Rich Kemper .... special thanks
Gary Monheit .... special thanks
H.B. Siegel .... special thanks (as H.B. Siegal)
Bruce Sinclair .... special thanks
 

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In an interview with the filmmaker Kevin Smith, Stan Lee, the creator of the "Fantastic Four", said that, unknown to its cast and crew, this movie was never intended to be released, and it was made only because the studio that owned the rights to make a "Fantastic Four" movie would have lost those rights if it did not begin production by a certain date.See more »
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Factual errors: Laser beams continue moving in the direction they are aimed. Dr Doom's laser cannon was aimed at an upward angle, and would simply continue into space, not descending on New York, as shown in the film.See more »
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The Thing:What kind of a thing have I turned in to?See more »
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31 out of 37 people found the following review useful.
Well, It Could Have Been Worse, 25 July 2006
Author: jonathon_naylor from Manitoba, Canada

When HULK hit theaters in 2003, it wasn't long before DVDs of the old Incredible Hulk TV show popped up in an attempt to cash in on the craze. We saw a similar occurrence a year prior when Spider-Man cartoons appeared on DVD to coincide with that hero's big screen debut. Companies leap at the opportunity to ride on the financial coattails of a hot brand.

So the fact that this picture never surfaced on the shelves of Wal-Mart as its featured heroes clobbered the box office in the summer of 2005 says a lot. I guess everyone involved would just rather forget. To be fair, THE FANTASTIC FOUR is not as bad as everyone says. Let me rephrase that. It's not as unentertaining as all of its negative reviews might suggest.

Veteran television actor Alex Hyde-White (no, you don't remember any of his roles) leads the way as Reed Richards, the brilliant scientist who, along with his crew, gains bizarre powers after an outer space mishap. He's left with the ability to stretch and contort his body to outrageous lengths. His future wife, Sue Storm (Rebecca Staab), can suddenly turn invisible, while her brother, Johnny (Jay Underwood), may now ignite himself at will. Then there's poor Ben Grimm (Michael Bailey Smith), the lovable lug whose body morphs into a mass of craggy, orange rock.

Just as the friends are becoming accustomed to all of this, they are called upon to rescue the world from certain chaos. It seems Reed's old colleague Victor von Doom (Joseph Culp) is living up to his name, and that villainous Jeweler (Ian Trigger) isn't exactly helping old ladies cross the street, either. Can our heroes save the day? Of course they can; like any superhero movie, it's just a question of how and when.

What's striking about THE FANTASTIC FOUR is how amateurish it is in virtually every aspect. The dialog is so lame and tired it sounds like it was written by a junior high drama class. The acting is so unpolished it makes a third-rate afternoon soap opera look like Shakespeare. The special effects are surprisingly good considering the minuscule budget, but there are still some positively embarrassing moments. When The Human Torch fully ignites his body, for instance, the entire movie briefly turns into a cartoon. I can just hear that production meeting. "Oh, no one will notice. They'll be too intrigued by the action!" I mean really, a cartoon? At least give me a mannequin on fire held up by a string! Prior to that, the scene in which the foursome come to on earth after their spaceship crashes is pure teens-in-the-backyard fare. The crew simply found a field and lit a vaguely-spaceship-like object on fire. That's the only remnant of such a major disaster?

Of course there wasn't a whole lot to work with in the script. There is a fairly coherent story here, but it's all so simplified. When Reed and Ben decide to go into outer space, they simply drop by the Storms' house and ask if they'd care to join them. Is it really that easy? Don't these sort of things require, oh, I don't know, years of training and expertise? Not in the world of these writers, who seemed to be inspired by the underrated genius on display in FULL HOUSE reruns. But as bad as that may be, nothing can compare to how painfully clichéd Dr. Doom is. He was pulled right out of those awful superhero cartoons from the 1960s, right down to the evil laugh and slamming his clenched fist down on the table to punctuate his remarks. No comic book, least of all Fantastic Four, has ever featured a villain so obscenely one dimensional.

Ultimately, THE FANTASTIC FOUR is saved from being a complete turkey because it's just so damn innocent. You can tell the people involved, as little talent or experience as they had, really tried. They didn't know the final result would be so embarrassing. They were under the impression that this was their big break, that people would flock to the theaters. It bears repeating that they had virtually no money to work with (and I'm sure half of that was eaten up by the cool Thing costume). All things considered, they did well, and for its many flaws, the finished product is a fair amount of fun for comic book fans.

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