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2 June 1995 (USA) See more »
Photographer Robert Kincaid wanders into the life of housewife Francesca Johnson, for four days in the 1960s. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Nominated for Oscar. Another 8 wins & 12 nominations See more »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Clint Eastwood ... Robert Kincaid

Meryl Streep ... Francesca Johnson

Annie Corley ... Carolyn Johnson

Victor Slezak ... Michael Johnson

Jim Haynie ... Richard Johnson

Sarah Zahn ... Young Carolyn (as Sarah Kathryn Schmitt)

Christopher Kroon ... Young Michael
Phyllis Lyons ... Betty

Debra Monk ... Madge
Richard Lage ... Lawyer Peterson

Michelle Benes ... Lucy Redfield
Alison Wiegert ... Child #1
Brandon Bobst ... Child #2
Pearl Faessler ... Wife
R.E. 'Stick' Faessler ... Husband
Tania Mishler ... Waitress #1
Billie McNabb ... Waitress #2
Art Breese ... Cashier
Lana Schwab ... Saleswoman
Larry Loury ... UPS Driver
James Rivers ... James Rivers Band
Mark A. Brooks ... James Rivers Band
Peter Cho ... James Rivers Band
Eddie Dejean Sr. ... James Rivers Band
Jason C. Brewer ... James Rivers Band

Kyle Eastwood ... James Rivers Band
George Orrison ... Café Patron
Ken Billeter ... Café Patron
Judy Trask ... Café Patron
David Trask ... Café Patron
Edna Dolson ... Café Patron
Dennis McCool ... Café Patron
Michael C. Pommier ... Café Patron
Jana Corkrean ... Café Patron
M. Jane Seymour ... Café Patron
Karla Jo Soper ... Café Patron

Directed by
Clint Eastwood 
Writing credits
Richard LaGravenese (screenplay)

Robert James Waller (novel)

Produced by
Clint Eastwood .... producer
Kathleen Kennedy .... producer
Michael Maurer .... associate producer
Tom Rooker .... associate producer
Original Music by
Lennie Niehaus 
Cinematography by
Jack N. Green (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Joel Cox 
Casting by
Ellen Chenoweth 
Production Design by
Jeannine Oppewall 
Art Direction by
William Arnold 
Set Decoration by
Jay Hart 
Costume Design by
Colleen Kelsall 
Makeup Department
Michael Hancock .... makeup artist (as Mike Hancock)
J. Roy Helland .... hair stylist: Meryl Streep
J. Roy Helland .... makeup artist: Meryl Streep
Carol A. O'Connell .... hair stylist (as Carol O'Connell)
Production Management
Jim Behnke .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Bill Bannerman .... first assistant director
Robert Lorenz .... second assistant director
Bill Bannerman .... second unit director (uncredited)
Art Department
Edward Aiona .... property master
Charles William Breen .... assistant art director (as Charles W. Breen)
Edward England .... construction coordinator
Tyler Osman .... construction foreman
Ricky Riggs .... stand-by painter
Michael Sexton .... assistant property master
Robert Lucas .... lead man (uncredited)
Tom Osman .... carpenter (uncredited)
Christopher Woodworth .... lead painter (uncredited)
Sound Department
Rick Alexander .... re-recording mixer (as Dick Alexander)
George H. Anderson .... dialogue editor (as George Anderson)
Bub Asman .... supervising sound editor
Patrick Bietz .... foley editor
Kevin Boyd .... cable
Neil Burrow .... foley editor
Willie D. Burton .... sound mixer
Lucy Coldsnow-Smith .... supervising dialogue editor
Samuel C. Crutcher .... sound effects editor
Mike Dobie .... sound effects editor
Les Fresholtz .... re-recording mixer (as Les Freshholtz)
Richard Friedman .... adr supervisor (as Dick Friedman)
Eric Gotthelf .... foley mixer
Joseph A. Ippolito .... dialogue editor (as Joey Ippolito)
Scott D. Jackson .... foley supervisor
Constance A. Kazmer .... dialogue editor
James J. Klinger .... sound effects editor
Gary Krivacek .... sound effects editor
Marvin E. Lewis .... boom operator (as Marvin Lewis)
Darrin Martin .... assistant sound editor
John Morrisey .... sound effects editor
Alan Robert Murray .... supervising sound editor
Kim Nolan .... assistant sound editor (as Kimberly Nolan)
Jayme S. Parker .... dialogue editor (as Jayme Parker)
Vern Poore .... re-recording mixer
Madeleine Swift .... assistant sound editor
Greg Thompson .... assistant sound editor
Butch Wolf .... foley editor
Troy Porter .... adr mixer (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Jeff Denes .... special effects
John Frazier .... special effects consultant
Joe Pancake .... special effects
Francis Pennington .... special effects
Steve Riley .... special effects coordinator
Pauline Lomas .... stunts (as Pauline Arthur)
Shelley Phillips .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Stephen S. Campanelli .... camera operator
Stephen S. Campanelli .... steadicam operator
Colin J. Campbell .... chief lighting technician
Bill Coe .... first assistant camera (as William Coe)
Dick Deats .... key grip (as Dicky Deats)
Jerry C. Deats .... dolly grip
Frank R. Jimenez Jr. .... rigging gaffer (as Frankie R. Jimenez Jr.)
Michael E. Matteson .... best boy grip
Ken Regan .... still photographer
Frank Scheidbach .... assistant lighting technician
John Waldo .... second assistant camera (as John A. Waldo)
Dean M. Simmon .... film loader (uncredited)
Casting Department
James P. Axiotis .... extras casting (as James Axotis)
Gabriela Leff .... casting assistant (as Gabby Leff)
Michealle Vanderpool .... extras casting (as Michelle Vanderpool-Kohrs)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
David Davenport .... wardrobe supervisor
Kelly Lindquist .... set costumer: men
Deedee Montesanto .... set costumer: women
Editorial Department
Michael Cipriano .... assistant film editor
Patrick Flannery .... assistant film editor
Mo Henry .... negative cutter
Bob Putynkowski .... color timer
Don Roth .... assistant film editor
Location Management
Ken Haber .... location manager
Music Department
Robert Fernandez .... scoring mixer (as Bobby Fernandez)
Donald Harris .... music editor
Bruce Ricker .... music consultant
Peter Afterman .... music supervisor (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Gene Biernot .... transportation captain
Keith Dillin .... transportation coordinator
Larry Stelling .... picture car coordinator (uncredited)
Other crew
Marco Barla .... unit publicist
Lisa A. Becker .... production secretary
Adam Bernhard .... production associate
Paul A. Calabria .... animal trainer (as Paul Calabria)
B. Ted Deiker .... production associate
Matt Freeman .... assistant: Kathleen Kennedy
James W. Gavin .... helicopter pilot
Cate Hardman .... script supervisor
Jeff Kloss .... production accountant (as Jeffrey Kloss)
Linda Mason .... craft service
Jason D. McGatlin .... assistant production secretary (as Jason McGatlin)
Erich Moeller .... production associate
Maggie Pierson .... assistant: Meryl Streep
Ken Regan .... technical consultant
David Romano .... assistant production accountant
Melissa Rooker .... assistant: Clint Eastwood
Kara Sjoblom .... production associate
Roselyn Winward .... assistant production accountant
Channing Work .... production associate
Gillian Wynn .... production associate
Kaylene Carlson .... production assistant (uncredited)
Jenny Elsinger .... set production assistant (uncredited)
Joe Hyams .... studio publicity executive (uncredited)
Tony Kerum .... caterer (uncredited)
Stephen A. Marinaccio II .... production assistant (uncredited)
Gerald F. Nichols .... production assistant (uncredited)
Crew verified as complete

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Rated PG-13 on appeal for some sexuality and brief strong language (re-rating on appeal)
135 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Argentina:13 | Australia:M | Brazil:12 | Canada:PG (Ontario) (Canadian Home Video rating) | Finland:S | France:Unrated | Germany:12 (w) | Iceland:L | Netherlands:AL | New Zealand:M | Philippines:R-18 | Portugal:M/12 | Singapore:R(A) | Singapore:NC-16 (DVD rating) | South Korea:15 | Spain:T | Sweden:Btl | UK:12 | USA:PG-13 (re-rating on appeal) (certificate #33820)

Did You Know?

Bruce Beresford was chosen as the director before Clint Eastwood but wanted to make Francesca Johnson English. When this was not accepted by the studio he left.See more »
Audio/visual unsynchronized: When Francesa and Robert are standing in the kitchen one night, the kitchen window over the sink shows it is dark outside. The camera swings to a shot of the refrigerator and in the background is a window but instead of being dark it is daylight outside.See more »
Francesca:But love won't obey our expectations. Its mystery is pure and absolute. What Robert and I had, could not continue if we were together. What Richard and I shared would vanish if we were apart. But how I wanted to share this. How would our lives have changed if I had? Could anyone else have seen the beauty of it?See more »
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35 out of 63 people found the following review useful.
Understated Romance, 17 November 2005
Author: sandra small ( from gateshead, tyne and wear, england, uk

This is an understated romanctic film. This is probably down to the competent directing from Eastwood, and the exceptional acting ability of Streep, which she executes without much effort - at least it appears that way! Streep's character, Francesca, who is somewhat of a dreamer, was in search of an illusionary life, which was unobtainable, mainly because it only existed inside her head of fantasies. Indeed, the fantasy of the romance is only her interpretation of it via her journals. In reality, her romantic interlude would have turned sour because it would not live up to her expectations in everyday life, just as her idea of the American way of life didn't, being married to an ordinary farming lad.

As an Italian homemaker, Francesca is stereotyped from the start as the opera loving romantic, cooking breakfast for a largely unappreciative family in a mundane world, which she once viewed through rose tinted spectacles, whilst daydreaming back home in Italy.

The film's message is that romance can be deceptive, in that it misleads women into mundane lives that bear no reality to what they have been taught about it. But, women who crave romance, should demand it, and not be afraid to ask for it, or to admit to liking it for that matter. This is what Francesca should have done with her husband.

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