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Gummo -- Lonely residents of a tornado-stricken Ohio town wander the deserted landscape trying to fulfill their boring, nihilistic lives.


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Release Date:
24 November 1997 (Australia) See more »
Prepare to visit a town you'd never want to call home. See more »
Lonely residents of a tornado-stricken Ohio town wander the deserted landscape trying to fulfill their boring, nihilistic lives. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Disturbing but strangely warm See more (401 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Jacob Sewell ... Bunny Boy
Nick Sutton ... Tummler
Lara Tosh ... Girl in Car

Jacob Reynolds ... Solomon
Darby Dougherty ... Darby

Chloë Sevigny ... Dot (as Chloe Sevigny)
Carisa Glucksman ... Helen
Jason Guzak ... Skinhead #1
Casey Guzak ... Skinhead #2
Wendall Carr ... Huntz
James Lawhorn ... Cowboy #1
James Glass ... Cowboy #2
Ellen M. Smith ... Ellen
Charles Matthew Coatney ... Eddie

Harmony Korine ... Boy on Couch
Bryant L. Crenshaw ... Midget
Daniel Martin ... Jarrod
Nathan Rutherford ... Karl

Max Perlich ... Cole
Bernadette Resha ... Cassidey
Linda Manz ... Solomon's Mother
Donna Brewster ... Albino Woman
James David Glass ... Tummler's Father
Mark Gonzales ... Chair Wrestler
Berniece M. Duvall ... Grandmother (as Berniece N. Duvall)
Kristi Faye Randolph ... Deaf Woman
William Dickinson ... Deaf Man
Bill Evans ... Bald Guy
Jeffery Baker ... Terry
James Baker ... Phelipo
Rose Shephard ... Woman in Bed

Directed by
Harmony Korine 
Writing credits
Harmony Korine (written by)

Produced by
Stephen Chin .... executive producer
Scott Macaulay .... co-producer
Robin O'Hara .... co-producer
Ruth Vitale .... executive producer
Cary Woods .... producer
Cinematography by
Jean-Yves Escoffier 
Film Editing by
Christopher Tellefsen 
Casting by
Lyn Richmond 
Production Design by
David Doernberg 
Art Direction by
Amy Beth Silver 
Set Decoration by
Amy Beth Silver 
Costume Design by
Chloë Sevigny 
Makeup Department
Mia Thoen .... makeup artist
Production Management
Sara King .... executive in charge of post-production
Kelly MacManus .... executive in charge of production
Lisa Rosenstein .... unit manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Angi Bones .... second assistant director (as Angelique Bones)
James Clauer .... second unit director
Randy Fletcher .... first assistant director
Art Department
George E. Boyd .... carpenter
Anthony Gasparro .... property master
Macon Murphree .... assistant props
Robert Owen .... carpenter
George R. Rabasca .... carpenter
Andrea Stanley .... assistant art director
Sound Department
Steve Borne .... sound designer
Bradford L. Hohle .... sound engineer: Dolby
Leo Madrazo .... foley artist
Brian Miksis .... sound mixer
Branka Mrkic .... dialogue editor
Aaron J. Rudelson .... boom operator (as Aaron Rudelson)
Reilly Steele .... re-recording mixer
Brian Vancho .... foley artist
Melissa Zaroff .... sound editor
Camera and Electrical Department
Bruce Birmelin .... still photographer
Brian 'Buzz' Buzzelli .... best boy grip (as Brian Buzzelli)
Geb Byers .... first assistant camera: 24 frame video
Suzanne Carter .... gaffer
Howard Davidson .... grip: 24 frame video
Christopher Di Croce .... company grip
Luke Eder .... additional assistant camera
Randall Falcon .... camera loader
Jay Feather .... additional assistant camera
Dave Fortino .... dolly grip (as David Fortino)
Jacques Jouffret .... Steadicam operator
Dean Mathers .... assistant key grip
Michelle McKinley .... first assistant camera
Dee Nichols .... key grip
Heather Norton .... second assistant camera: 24 frame video
Thomas Ostrowski .... gaffer: 24 frame video
Nathan Wilson .... second assistant camera
Casting Department
Nicole Hennessey .... casting associate
Kelley Sims .... casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Paul Sevigny .... wardrobe assistant
Editorial Department
April Blair .... post-production assistant
Rodney Evans .... assistant editor
Chris Hinton .... colorist
Brent Kaviar .... post-production services
Fabian Marquez .... post-production coordinator
Craig Marsden .... assistant film editor
Misako Shimizu .... first assistant editor
Joe Violante .... dailies supervisor: Technicolor
Location Management
James Clauer .... location manager
Music Department
Tanja Crouch .... music licensing
Anne Kugler .... music consultant
Christopher S. Parker .... music clearance
Randall Poster .... music supervisor
Robin Urdang .... music coordinator
Transportation Department
Steve T. Goforth .... transportation coordinator
Other crew
Joshua Balog .... production assistant
Claire Best .... production executive
Sean Casey .... production assistant
Catherine Choi .... assistant: Independent Picture
Alex David .... assistant office coordinator: New York (as Alexander David)
Joshua Elrod .... production assistant
Lyle Gamm .... production assistant
Elizabeth Heeden .... film conformist
Susan Humphrey .... animal trainer
Michael Johnson .... production auditor
Molly Johnson .... assistant: Independent Picture
Ernie Karpeles .... animal coordinator
Jeff Kohr .... production assistant
James A. McCann II .... assistant production office coordinator
Tanoa Parks .... location auditor
Monika Petrillo .... script supervisor (as Monika von Manteuffel)
Alec Raffin .... assistant: Independent Picture
Lizzie Schwartz .... assistant: Independent Picture (as Elizabeth Schwartz)
Craig Seti .... video dailies supervisor: Magno Video
Joshua Michael Stevens .... production assistant (as Joshua Stevens)
Tiffany Thomas .... production assistant
Cordelia Wheelock .... assistant locations
Heidi Winston .... production coordinator
Felix .... with the support of
Liz Manne .... special thanks
Burt Reynolds .... special thanks

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
Rated R for pervasive depiction of anti-social behavior of juveniles,including violence, substance abuse,sexuality and language (edited for re-rating)
89 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Australia:R18+ | Canada:18A (Alberta) | Canada:14A (British Columbia) | Canada:R (Manitoba) | Canada:AA (Ontario) | Canada:16+ (Québec) | France:16 | Germany:16 | Iceland:16 | Japan:PG-12 | Mexico:B | New Zealand:R18 | Norway:18 | Portugal:M/16 | Spain:18 | Sweden:11 | UK:18 | USA:R (edited for re-rating)
Filming Locations:

Did You Know?

The houses that were filmed in were left untreated.See more »
Continuity: During the scene when the two young 'cowboys' are breaking stuff, they break a car window but in the next shot the car window is intact.See more »
[first lines]
Solomon:[voiceover] Xenia, Ohio. Xenia, Ohio. A few years ago, a tornado hit this place. It killed the people, left and right. Dogs died. Cats died. Houses were split open, and you could see necklaces hanging from branches of trees. People's legs and neck bones were sticking out...
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in "The X Factor: Episode #6.19" (2009)See more »
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30 out of 46 people found the following review useful.
Disturbing but strangely warm, 17 August 2006
Author: worshipnounours

Extremely disturbing film, kind of like a documentary without any narrative. Takes place in the town of Xenia, Ohio in the aftermath of a tornado. The characters are all extremely bizarre, which makes the viewer wonder how realistic things are. The settings, including messy houses and barren streets, are profoundly depressing. Still, there is a sensitivity behind the darkness that lends the film a strangely warm feeling. As well, one feels for the "main characters" (though these characters don't inhabit the film in a traditional sense) despite their misguided acts. Worth seeing for open-minded, patient audiences who don't mind abstract plots and off-topic segues.

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