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On the run after murdering a man, accountant William Blake encounters a strange North American man named Nobody who prepares him for his journey into the spiritual world.

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William Blake
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Nobody
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Train Fireman
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Cole Wilson
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Conway Twill
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Johnny 'The Kid' Pickett
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John Scholfield
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John Dickinson
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Salvatore 'Sally' Jenko
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Charlie Dickinson
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Benmont Tench
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Thel Russell
Jimmie Ray Weeks ...
Marvin, Older Marshal
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Lee, Younger Marshal
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Mr. Olafsen
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Drunk
Mike Dawson ...
Old Man with 'Wanted' Posters
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Big George Drakoulious
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Nobody's Girlfriend
Gibby Haynes ...
Man with Gun in Alley (as Gibby Haines)
Richard Boes ...
Man with Wrench
George Duckworth ...
Man at End of Street
Thomas Bettles ...
Young Nobody #1
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Trading Post Missionary
Daniel Chas Stacy ...
Young Nobody #2
Todd Pfeiffer ...
Man #2 at Trading Post
Leonard Bowechop ...
Makah Villager #1
Cecil Cheeka ...
Makah Villager #2
Michael McCarty ...
Makah Villager #3
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Bartender (uncredited)
John C. Carlucci ...
Skeleton (uncredited)

Directed by

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Jim Jarmusch

Written by (WGA)

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Jim Jarmusch ... (written by)

Produced by

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Karen Koch ... co-producer
Demetra J. MacBride ... producer

Music by

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Neil Young

Cinematography by

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Robby Müller

Film Editing by

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Jay Rabinowitz

Editorial Department

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Carol Abady ... post-production coordinator
Jennifer Apel ... assistant editor
Tony Grocki ... first assistant editor
Anne O'Brien ... assistant editor
Tom Salvatore ... color timer
Cassis Birgit Staudt ... post-production coordinator (as Birgit Staudt)
John Dowdell ... hd colorist (uncredited)
David Hamme ... assistant colorist: standard definition (uncredited)
Joshua Schwarz ... editor: music video (uncredited)

Casting By

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Ellen Lewis
Laura Rosenthal

Production Design by

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Bob Ziembicki ... (as Robert Ziembicki)

Art Direction by

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Ted Berner

Set Decoration by

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Dayna Lee

Costume Design by

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Marit Allen

Makeup Department

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Richard Alonzo ... prosthetic makeup artist
Clare M. Corsick ... hair stylist: Mr. Depp (as Claire Corsick)
Scott W. Farley ... key hair stylist
Tom Irvin ... special makeup effects
Todd Kleitsch ... assistant makeup artist
Neal Martz ... key makeup artist
Patty York ... makeup artist: Mr. Depp
Joel Harlow ... special makeup effects artist (uncredited)
Christopher Allen Nelson ... special makeup effects artist (uncredited)

Production Management

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Beth DePatie ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Jude Gorjanc ... second assistant director
Constance L. Hoy ... second second assistant director (as Connie Maverick)
Todd Pfeiffer ... first assistant director

Art Department

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Cheyenne Ali ... scenic artist
Arthur Allyn ... construction foreman
Mark Balda ... carpenter
Elizabeth A. Beckman ... art department coordinator
Michael Bennett ... greensman
Michael Blair ... carpenter
Mark Borg ... carpenter
Karen M. Clark ... swing gang
Edie Douglass ... third assistant props
George A. Fleming ... scenic artist (as George 'Alex' Fleming)
John A. Foote ... swing gang
Tony Gibson ... swing gang
Bill Holmquist ... construction coordinator
Kevin Hughes ... on-set dresser
Terry Kempf ... carpenter foreman
Richard Lambert ... lead man (as Rick Lambert)
Suzanne Lapick ... second assistant property master
Walt Mikolwski ... carpenter (as Walter Milkowski)
Craig Anthony Muzio ... lead scenic artist (as Craig A. Muzio)
Jack Orlando ... carpenter
John Pattison ... property master (as John C. Pattison)
Kenneth Stellar ... greensman
James Stephenson ... carpenter (as Jim Stephenson)
Kenneth Sylvester ... scenic artist
Meg Aeby ... carver designer (uncredited)
Karen Agresti ... buyer (uncredited)
Mae Brunken ... set designer (uncredited)
Shari Hilliard ... art department production intern (uncredited) / art dept. production assistant (uncredited)
Brick Mason ... storyboard artist (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Coll Anderson ... additional sound recordist
Kam Chan ... foley editor
Marko A. Costanzo ... foley artist
Keith Culbertson ... sound mix re-recordist
Dan Evans Farkas ... assistant sound editor
Eugene Gearty ... sound effects editor
Mark Goodermote ... boom operator
Robert Hein ... supervising sound editor
Hextro ... sound mix re-recordist
Frank Kern ... foley editor
Drew Kunin ... sound mixer
Julie Lindner ... assistant sound editor
Kimberly R. McCord-Wilson ... apprentice sound editor (as Kimberly R. McCord)
Sylvia Menno ... dialogue editor
Bruce Pross ... foley supervisor
Stacey Tanner ... additional sound recordist
Dominick Tavella ... sound re-recording engineer
Magdaline Volaitis ... sound effects editor

Special Effects by

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Brent Baker ... mold maker
John C. Carlucci ... special effects assistant
Lou Carlucci ... special effects coordinator
Joe Fordham ... effects production coordinator
Mark Habegger ... effects project manager
Tom Irvin ... foam technician
Steve Johnson ... prosthetic effects

Visual Effects by

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Randall Balsmeyer ... visual effects supervisor
Jon Farhat ... visual effects supervisor
Joe Garert ... additional compositor
Anne Putnam Kolbe ... visual effects production coordinator (as Anne Putnam)
Daniel Leung ... digital compositor
Don Nolan ... special effects animation
Steven T Puri ... visual effects producer
Ken Smith ... additional compositor
Marc Rubone ... rotoscope and animation (uncredited)

Stunts

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Tori Bridges ... stunt performer
Al Jones ... stunt coordinator
Erik Stabenau ... stunts

Camera and Electrical Department

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Brian Bernstein ... Steadicam assistant
James Brisbin ... electrician
Eric Budlong ... grip
Katherine M. Butler ... first assistant camera: second unit
Kenny Davis ... dolly grip (as Ken Davis)
Robert K. Feldmann ... key grip
Lisa K. Ferguson ... second assistant camera
Kirk R. Gardner ... steadicam operator (as Kirk Gardener)
Bob Gorelick ... steadicam operator (as Robert Gorlick)
Emil Hampton ... Steadicam assistant
Todd Heater ... electrician
Jon Hokanson ... electrician
Chris Lombardi ... director of photography: second unit
David Luckenbach ... Steadicam operator
Jeff Mart ... Steadicam operator
Byron McCulloch ... best boy grip
Michael Palmer ... best boy electric
Christine Parry ... still photographer
Tony J. Pirri ... grip
Christopher Porter ... gaffer
Bobby L. Smith ... grip
Charles Smith ... key grip: second unit
Joseph E. Thibo ... Steadicam assistant
Pim Tjujerman ... first assistant camera
Julian Whatley ... Steadicam assistant

Casting Department

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Ali Farrell ... casting assistant
Linda Lee ... extras casting: Oregon
Sunny Seibel ... extras casting: Arizona
Donna Wilkie ... extras casting: Makah tribe

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Suzanne Bantit ... seamstress
Birgitta Bjerke ... costumer
Susie Money ... costume supervisor
David S. Powell ... costume maker: native american costumes
Paul A. Simmons Jr. ... on-set costumer (as Paul Simmons)
Abram Waterhouse ... assistant costume designer

Location Management

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P.J. Connelly ... location liaison: Arizona
Martha Pilcher ... location manager (as Martha C. Pilcher)
Cassis Birgit Staudt ... assistant location manager (as Birgit Staudt)

Music Department

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Charlie Bouis ... music score recording service
Guy Carbonneau ... music score recording service
Tim Foster ... music score production service
Louis Grappi ... music score production service
John Hanlon ... music score recording engineer
L.A. Johnson ... music producer
Eric Johnston ... music score recording service
Elliot Rabinowitz ... music executive
Arthur Rosato ... music score production service
Sal Trentin ... music score production service
Neil Young ... musician

Transportation Department

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Dale I. Dodds ... swing driver
John Ray Floyd ... driver
Jolene Floyd ... driver
Felipe Gallego ... driver: construction department
Bill Getzwiller ... driver
Buck Holland ... driver: Mr. Depp
Jeffrey Landis ... driver
Jeff Lira ... driver
Jan Lyons ... driver
Donald B. Martin ... driver: honeywagon
Mary Martin ... driver
Harry McCorey ... driver
Antonio Molina ... transportation coordinator
Mary LaRee Sgrignoli ... driver (as Laree Scrignolli)
Brian Steagall ... driver
Jack Swauger ... driver
Chandler Vinar ... driver
Craig Williams ... transportation captain

Other crew

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Carol Abady ... office coordinator: New York
Steve Blakely ... dailies supervisor
Hildegard Bongarts ... set production assistant
Christian Bongers ... stills intern
Alan Burke ... dailies projectionist
Robin Bursey ... production office assistant
Michael Böhme ... production executive: Germany (as Michael Boehme)
Diane Carlucci ... medic
Steve Carroll ... production insurance
Ernie Cheeka ... carver: totem pole
Greg Colfax ... carver: totem pole
Kevin S. Colley ... canoe technical advisor
Bruce Corkham ... stand-in: Mr. Depp
Randy Court ... boat captain
Robert W. Davis ... assistant production coordinator
Sioux Dean ... craft service
Christi Dembrowski ... assistant: Mr. Depp
Jean-Michel Dissard ... production office assistant
Don Donigi ... dailies supervisor
Rick Eggers ... caterer
Betsy Everman ... production office assistant
Gwen Everman ... production accountant (as Gwendolyn Everman)
Jordan Faeth ... caterer
Patrick Fuchs ... key set production assistant
Mike Gibson ... boat captain
Jeff Seymann Gilbert ... set production assistant (as Jeffrey B. Seymann)
David Graham ... projectionist
John Hausmann ... Redwood Digital
Richard Heller ... legal advisor
Sam Hyde ... set production assistant
Jeffrey King ... elk wrangler
Danielle LaClare ... craft service
Gilbert Manygoats ... stand-in: Mr. Farmer
David Matson ... production office assistant
Harry McCarty ... Makah canoe skipper
Mike McNally ... medic
Exile Ramirez ... assistant production coordinator
Tricia Ronten ... script supervisor
Jennifer Roth ... production coordinator
Danielle Sotet ... post-production accountant
Raquel Stewart ... stitcher
George Walden ... production insurance
Ken Weintraub ... caterer
Kathy Whitman ... cultural consultant
Whitney J. Willard ... assistant production accountant
Ivan Red Wolverton ... animal wrangler
Kip Wolverton ... animal wrangler
Margery Wolverton ... animal wrangler
Holly Edwards ... animal wrangler (uncredited)
Shari Hilliard ... chicken wrangler (uncredited)
Robert Workman ... production assistant (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Dead Man is the story of a young man's journey, both physically and spiritually, into very unfamiliar terrain. William Blake travels to the extreme western frontiers of America sometime in the 2nd half of the 19th century. Lost and badly wounded, he encounters a very odd, outcast Native American, named "Nobody", who believes Blake is actually the dead English poet of the same name. The story, with Nobody's help, leads William Blake through situations that are in turn comical and violent. Contrary to his nature, circumstances transform Blake into a hunted outlaw, a killer, and a man whose physical existence is slowly slipping away. Thrown into a world that is cruel and chaotic, his eyes are opened to the fragility that defines the realm of the living. It is as though he passes through the surface of a mirror, and emerges into a previously-unknown world that exists on the other side. Written by Anonymous

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Taglines Sometimes it is preferable not to travel with a dead man. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Jim Jarmusch's Dead Man (United States)
  • Halott ember (Hungary)
  • Ο νεκρός (Greece)
  • O nekros (Greece)
  • Mr'tvy muz (Slovakia)
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Runtime
  • 121 min
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Budget $9,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $104,649, 12 May 1996

Did You Know?

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Trivia Gary Farmer would reprise his role as Nobody in Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai (1999). See more »
Goofs As Blake follows Nobody through a canyon, both on horseback, a crewmember is briefly but clearly seen crouched and walking between the two horses. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into Spisok korabley (2008). See more »
Soundtracks Billy Boy See more »
Crazy Credits At the end of the credits, "Whahappan?" appears just before the soundtrack information. See more »
Quotes Nobody: Every night and every morn, some to misery are born. Every morn and every night, some are born to sweet delight. Some are born to sweet delight; some are born to endless night.
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