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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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24 November 1997 (Australia) See more »
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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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Uniquely compelling film that is not for people with closed-minds 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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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:
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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)
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Did You Know?

In addition to being a co-star of the film, Chloë Sevigny designed the costumes. She found most of them in thrift stores around Nashville.See more »
Continuity: During the arm wrestling scene, Tummler knocks the beer bottles on the ground to make room on the table. The camera then shifts angles and shows the beer bottles still on the table. When Tummler wins the arm wrestle, the bottles are, again, off the table. Throughout this scene and the next, the beer bottles disappear and reappear on the table.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 Gitarrmongot (2004)See more »
EquimanthornSee more »


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129 out of 180 people found the following review useful.
Uniquely compelling film that is not for people with closed-minds, 18 September 2001
Author: Dan Shearing from England

Well, I'd heard a lot about this film before I bought it, but nothing I was told really prepared me for how different this film is from anything else I've seen. On first viewing, Gummo appears to be a collection of random events, but after watching it a few more times, it it becomes more obvious how each scene and character link together (although there are still a few that I am unsure of!!). The nearest analogy I can think of is of a music album. Each scene is like a song that can be enjoyed on its own, but when the album is listened to as a whole it becomes much more than just a collection of songs, all linked in their own way. Plus, like a great album, the more times you listen\watch, the more you get out of it.

People will criticise this film for having no plot and to start with I agreed, but if you work hard to understand the film then you will get much more reward and enjoyment then from most Hollywood blockbuster's. The beauty of Gummo really is that there are so many questions that you can and will watch it again and again and get something different every time. This film is reasonably short, but it is probably the only film I have seen where every scene has worked. I am a very difficult viewer to please, but every scene in this film kept me enthralled and I did not want to fast forward once, even in the times I have watched it since (about 15 times!!)

A magnificent film, and a great directorial debut from a name to watch in the future - Harmony Korine.

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