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A satire about desperate hustling, pop philosophy and big money.

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Dr. Luther Waxling
Jason Ferraro ...
Young Daniel Strong
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Daniel Strong
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Martin Mirkheim
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The Accountant
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Lauren Mirkheim
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Rob
Linda Wahl ...
Party guest
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Kim Ulander
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Marie Davenport
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Roger
Laurie Godet ...
Model
Randy Pearlstein ...
Desk clerk
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Security guard
Nicole Burdette ...
Dorothy
Tanya Pohlkotte ...
Kim's secretary
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Red River Valley dancer
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Tailor
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Ron
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Nunez (as Ken Simmons)
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Panfilo
Frank Girardeau ...
State trooper
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Dead World girl
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Esema Strong (uncredited)
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Security guard (uncredited)

Directed by

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David Salle

Written by (WGA)

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Howard Korder ... (play)
 
Michael Almereyda ... (screenplay)

Produced by

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Mark Blum ... associate producer
Ruth Charny ... producer
Elie Cohn ... producer
Boaz Davidson ... associate producer
Danny Dimbort ... executive producer
Avi Lerner ... executive producer
Dan Lupovitz ... producer
Martin Scorsese ... executive producer
Trevor Short ... associate producer

Music by

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Elmer Bernstein

Cinematography by

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Bobby Bukowski
Michael Spiller

Film Editing by

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Lawrence Blume
Michelle Gorchow

Editorial Department

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Tom Foligno ... associate film editor
Mark Ginsberg ... color timer
Stan Sztaba ... negative cutter
Sara Thorson ... apprentice film editor
Thelma Schoonmaker ... re-editing (uncredited)

Casting By

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Kerry Barden
Billy Hopkins
Suzanne Smith

Production Design by

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Robin Standefer

Art Direction by

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Stephen Alesch

Set Decoration by

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Amy Tapper

Costume Design by

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Donna Zakowska

Makeup Department

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Judy Chin ... makeup artist
Mandy Lyons ... key hair stylist
Edward St. George ... hair stylist

Production Management

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Glenn Carbutt ... assistant unit manager
Dolly Hall ... production manager: second unit
Rob Morgan ... unit manager
Lemore Syvan ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Bryan C. Alford ... second second assistant director
Steve Apicella ... first assistant director: second unit
Liz Barcia ... second assistant director
Jill Crook ... second assistant director: second unit
Michelle Gorchow ... second unit director
Richard Rosser ... first assistant director

Art Department

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J. Todd Anderson ... storyboard artist (as J.T. Anderson)
Ben Barraud ... property master
John Canterella ... art department coordinator
Michelle Clarke ... assistant to production designer
Laurie F. Cohen ... scenic artist
Daniel Fisher ... lead man
Mark Harrington ... property master
Emily Hull ... assistant property master
Gerard Hurley ... set dresser
Leslie A. Lambert ... assistant set decorator
Loren Lyons ... on-set dresser
Jeff Monte ... set dresser
Whiting Tennis ... construction coordinator

Sound Department

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John L. Anderson ... recording artist
Greg Back ... sound editor
Donna Beltz ... sound editor
David Bondelevitch ... re-recording mixer
Laurel Bridges ... boom operator
Dawn Fintor ... foley artist
Eddie Gilroy ... recording artist
Larry Goeb ... sound editor
Jeremy Hoenack ... post-production sound
Michael Payne ... supervising sound editor
Debbie Starkman ... foley artist
Sabrina Stephenson ... sound editor
Gretchen Thomas ... foley artist
Pawel Wdowczak ... sound mixer
Joseph Zappala ... sound designer
Nicholas Renbeck ... apprentice sound editor (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Vincent J. Guastini ... special effects technician (uncredited)

Visual Effects by

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Moses Weitzman ... optical effects coordinator

Stunts

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Roy Farfel ... stunt coordinator

Camera and Electrical Department

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Mike Audin ... electrician
Axel Baumann ... second assistant camera: second unit
Daniel Beaman ... key grip: second unit (as Danny Beaman)
Timothy Biehler ... electric swing / grip
Sarah Elspeth Black ... electric swing (as Sara Black) / grip: second unit (as Sara Black)
Bart Blaise ... second assistant camera
Kip Bogdahn ... grip: second unit
Steve Calalang ... first assistant camera: second unit
Paul Candrilli ... key grip
Nicole Corre ... electrician
Theo Cremona ... first assistant camera: second unit
Joe DeSalvo ... director of photography: second unit
David Feldman ... camera trainee
Robert Gibson ... grip: second unit
Scott Gregoire ... best boy grip
Prashant Gupta ... still photographer
Jeremy Hall ... grip: second unit
Margaret Heidenry ... grip: second unit
R. Derek Keener ... electrician
David Lee ... gaffer
Boris Major ... second assistant camera: second unit
Sean McCague ... grip: second unit
John Mince ... key grip: second unit
Paul Nickason ... dolly grip
Storn Peterson ... first assistant camera
Richard Rutkowski ... director of photography: title sequence / first assistant camera: second unit
Dave Samuel ... gaffer: second unit (as Dave Samuels)
Johnny Santiago ... grip
Eric Schmidt ... gaffer: second unit
Frank Stubblefield ... gaffer
Andrew T. Watts ... best boy electric (as Andy Watts)
Eric M. Klein ... rigging grip (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Laura Ekstrand ... casting associate
Karen E. Etcoff ... extras casting
Joan Ryan ... adr voice casting
Toby Stone ... adr voice casting

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Renata Chaplynsky ... assistant costume designer
Elizabeth Gulczynski ... wardrobe supervisor

Location Management

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Philip Miller ... location manager: second unit (as Phil Miller)
Nancy Roth ... location manager (as Nancy L. Roth)
Shawn Sweeney ... assistant location manager (as Sean Sweeney)

Music Department

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Kathy Durning ... music editor
Robert Fernandez ... scoring mixer

Other crew

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Karole Armitage ... choreographer
Bryan Bultz ... production assistant / stand-in
Brian Burkin ... production coordinator
Michael Dermer ... assistant: Ms. Charny
Shobi Devani ... chief financial controller
Laura Durning ... production associate
Adam Escott ... set production assistant
Bryan Gladstone ... recording artist
Aimee House ... production coordinator: second unit
Rebecca Long ... script supervisor
David C. Luna ... assistant: Mr. Lupovitz
Julie Oppenheimer ... script supervisor: re-shoots
Wayne Petrucelli ... security
Gary Scott ... set production assistant
Joshua Shore ... assistant for Mr. Salle
Jennifer Truelove ... set production assistant

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

A would-be movie producer strives to convince a self-help guru to let him film his book. As the guru is only interested in money, the producer solicits the help of a shady businessman and the guru's own secretary, who wants to write movie scripts (a horror story about brain-scraping monsters). Written by John Sacksteder

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Also Known As
  • Search and destroy: en plein cauchemar (France)
  • The Moviemaker (Germany)
  • Busca y destruye (Spain)
  • Cerca e distruggi (Italy)
  • Trazi i unisti (Serbia)
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Runtime
  • 90 min
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Budget $4,000,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia Martin Scorsese plays The Accountant. Scorsese directed Griffin Dune in After Hours (1986) See more »
Soundtracks Nocturne in E Flat Major, Opus 9, No 2 See more »
Quotes Ron: You ever been laid, Kim?
Kim: No, never; what's it like?
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