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Eyes Wide Shut -- A New York City doctor, who is married to an art curator, pushes himself on a harrowing and dangerous night-long odyssey of sexual and moral discovery after his wife admits that she once almost cheated on him.

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Director:
Writers:
Stanley Kubrick (screenplay) and
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Release Date:
16 July 1999 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
Cruise. Kidman. Kubrick.
Plot:
A New York City doctor, who is married to an art curator, pushes himself on a harrowing and dangerous night-long odyssey of sexual and moral discovery after his wife admits that she once almost cheated on him. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Nominated for Golden Globe. Another 5 wins & 23 nominations See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Tom Cruise ... Dr. William Harford

Nicole Kidman ... Alice Harford

Sydney Pollack ... Victor Ziegler
Marie Richardson ... Marion

Rade Serbedzija ... Milich (as Rade Sherbedgia)

Todd Field ... Nick Nightingale

Vinessa Shaw ... Domino

Sky du Mont ... Sandor Szavost (as Sky Dumont)

Fay Masterson ... Sally

Leelee Sobieski ... Milich's Daughter

Thomas Gibson ... Carl
Madison Eginton ... Helena Harford
Jackie Sawiris ... Roz
Leslie Lowe ... Illona Ziegler

Peter Benson ... Bandleader

Michael Doven ... Ziegler's Secretary
Louise J. Taylor ... Gayle (as Louise Taylor)
Stewart Thorndike ... Nuala
Randall Paul ... Harris

Julienne Davis ... Mandy
Lisa Leone ... Lisa
Kevin Connealy ... Lou Nathanson
Mariana Hewett ... Rosa
Dan Rollman ... Rowdy College Kid
Gavin Parry ... Rowdy College Kid
Chris Pare ... Rowdy College Kid
Adam Lias ... Rowdy College Kid
Christian Clarke ... Rowdy College Kid
Kyle Whitcombe ... Rowdy College Kid
Gary Goba ... Naval Officer
Florian Windorfer ... Café Sonata Maître D'

Togo Igawa ... Japanese Man #1
Eiji Kusuhara ... Japanese Man #2

Sam Douglas ... Cab Driver

Angus MacInnes ... Gateman #1
Abigail Good ... Masked Party Principal / Mysterious Woman

Brian W. Cook ... Tall Butler

Alan Cumming ... Desk Clerk

Leon Vitali ... Red Cloak
Carmela Marner ... Waitress at Gillespie's
Phil Davies ... Stalker

Cindy Dolenc ... Girl at Sharky's
Clark Hayes ... Hospital Receptionist

Treva Etienne ... Morgue Orderly
Colin Angus ... Masked Party Principal
Karla Ashley ... Masked Party Principal
Kate Charman ... Masked Party Principal (as Kathryn Charman)
James Demaria ... Masked Party Principal
Anthony Desergio ... Masked Party Principal
Janie Dickens ... Masked Party Principal
Laura Fallace ... Masked Party Principal
Vanessa Fenton ... Masked Party Principal
Georgina Finch ... Masked Party Principal
Peter Godwin ... Masked Party Principal
Joanna Heath ... Masked Party Principal
Lee Henshaw ... Masked Party Principal
Ateeka Poole ... Masked Party Principal
Adam Pudney ... Masked Party Principal
Sharon Quinn ... Masked Party Principal
Ben De Saumserez ... Masked Party Principal (as Ben De Sausmarez)
Emma Lou Sharratt ... Masked Party Principal
Paul Spelling ... Masked Party Principal
Matthew Thompson ... Masked Party Principal
Dan Travers ... Masked Party Principal
Russell Trigg ... Masked Party Principal
Kate Whalin ... Masked Party Principal
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Emilio D'Alessandro ... Man at Newsstand (uncredited)
Donna Ewin ... Masked Buxom Girl (uncredited)

Tres Hanley ... Coffee Shop Manager (uncredited)
Alex Hobbs ... Boy in Examination Room (uncredited)
Christiane Kubrick ... Woman Sitting Behind Dr. Harford at Café Sonata (uncredited)
Katharina Kubrick ... Mother of Boy in Examination Room (uncredited)

Stanley Kubrick ... Bearded Cafe Patron (uncredited)
Kurt Leitner ... Masked Party Stud (uncredited)

Taylor Murphy ... Masked Party Principal (uncredited)
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Directed by
Stanley Kubrick 
 
Writing credits
Stanley Kubrick (screenplay) and
Frederic Raphael (screenplay)

Arthur Schnitzler (inspired by the novel by)

Produced by
Brian W. Cook .... co-producer
Jan Harlan .... executive producer
Stanley Kubrick .... producer
 
Original Music by
Jocelyn Pook 
 
Film Editing by
Nigel Galt 
 
Casting by
Denise Chamian 
Leon Vitali 
 
Production Design by
Leslie Tomkins  (as Les Tomkins)
Roy Walker 
 
Art Direction by
John Fenner 
Kevin Phipps (supervising art director)
 
Set Decoration by
Lisa Leone 
Terry Wells  (as Terry Wells Sr.)
 
Costume Design by
Marit Allen 
 
Makeup Department
Robert McCann .... makeup artist
Kerry Warn .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Margaret Adams .... production manager
Lisa Leone .... production manager: second unit
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Brian W. Cook .... first assistant director
Rhun Francis .... third assistant director
Becky Hunt .... third assistant director
Adrian Toynton .... second assistant director
Michael Neumann .... second assistant director (uncredited)
Ian Stone .... third assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Ken Bacon .... property storeman
Sophie Batsford .... production buyer
Jon Billington .... draughtsperson
Mark Buck .... plasterer
Steve Clarke .... stand-by painter (as Steve Clark)
Stephen Dobric .... draughtsperson
Martin Duffy .... carpenter
Gavin Gordon .... carpenter
Roy Hansford .... stand-by carpenter
Samantha Jones .... art department assistant
Michael King .... production buyer
Christiane Kubrick .... original paintings
Katharina Kubrick .... original paintings (as Katharina Hobbs)
John Maher .... construction manager
Richard Mccarthy .... hod plasterer
Eddie Murphy .... carpenter
Desmond O'Boy .... stand-by stagehand
John O'Connell .... stand-by propman
Gerald O'Connor .... dressing propman
Kira-Anne Pelican .... art department assistant
Todd Quattromini .... dressing propman
Pippa Rawlinson .... assistant draughtsperson
Jeanne Vertigan .... production buyer
Terry Wells Jr. .... property master
Jake Wells .... chargehand stand-by props
John Whitby .... carpenter
Michael Boone .... draughtsman (uncredited)
Graham Caulfield .... drapesmaster (uncredited)
Dean Coldham .... plasterer (uncredited)
Robin Heinson .... painter (uncredited)
James Hunt .... scenic artist (uncredited)
Tony Marks .... carpenter (uncredited)
Ginger McCarthy .... construction rigger (uncredited)
Tom Still .... set designer (uncredited)
Thomas R. Wagner .... property assistant (uncredited)
Tim Wake .... carpenter (uncredited)
Ian Zawadzki .... painter (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Tony Bell .... sound maintenance
Michael A. Carter .... sound re-recording mixer
Anthony Cleal .... sound re-recording mixer
Paul Conway .... supervising sound editor
Iain Eyre .... assistant sound editor
Nigel Galt .... sound re-recording mixer
Graham V. Hartstone .... sound re-recording mixer
Julian Pinn .... sound consultant: Dolby
Becki Ponting .... foley editor
Edward Tise .... sound recordist
Sandy Buchanan .... adr mixer (uncredited)
Mark Sheffield .... mix recordist (uncredited)
Ruth Sullivan .... foley artist (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Graham Povey .... special effects technician
Charles Staffell .... back projection supervisor
 
Visual Effects by
Paddy Eason .... supervising digital compositor: CFC (uncredited)
Sally Goldberg .... visual effects (uncredited)
Matt Kasmir .... digital effects artist (uncredited)
Chris Monks .... digital modeller (uncredited)
Ole Dieter Sturm .... computer graphic artist (uncredited)
Steve Tizzard .... digital film scanning (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Joe Allen .... electrician
Craig Bloor .... clapper loader
Pete Cavaciuti .... Steadicam operator (as Peter Cavaciuti)
Joe Dunton .... camera technical advisor
Ron Emery .... electrician
Bill Geddes .... camera grip (as William Geddes)
Carlos Omar Guerra .... assistant camera: second unit
Andrew Haddock .... video coordinator
Manuel Harlan .... still photographer
Rawdon Hayne .... focus puller
Andy Hopkins .... camera grip
Martin Hume .... camera operator
Arthur Jafa .... cinematographer: second unit (as Arthur Jaffa)
Donavan Lambert .... grip: second unit (as Donavan C. Lambert)
Gerard Maguire .... translite photographer
Jim McConkey .... Steadicam operator: second unit (as Jim C. McConkey)
Nick Penn .... focus puller
Ronnie Phillips .... gaffer
Anthony Richards .... stand-by rigger
Keith Roberts .... clapper loader
Malik Hassan Sayeed .... cinematographer: second unit (as Malik Sayeed)
Larry Smith .... lighting cameraman
Jonas Steadman .... assistant camera: second unit
Paul Toomey .... gaffer
Patrick Turley .... cinematographer: second unit
Martin Ward .... video assistant
Michael White .... best boy electric
Shawn White .... electrician
Dean Wilkinson .... electrician
Jason Wrenn .... focus puller
Elizabeth Ziegler .... Steadicam operator
Steve Brooke Smith .... first assistant camera: dallies (uncredited)
Philip Coleman .... grip trainee (uncredited)
Jon Euesden .... electrician (uncredited)
Stanley Kubrick .... camera operator (uncredited)
Dan Lowe .... moving light operator (uncredited)
Rod Marley .... second assistant camera (uncredited)
Gary Nolan .... practical electrician (uncredited)
Howard Smith .... Steadicam operator (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jacqueline Durran .... wardrobe mistress
Nancy Thompson .... costume supervisor
Melissa Layton .... additional costume assistant (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Trevor Collins .... negative cutter
Claire Ferguson .... assistant editor
Melanie Viner-Cuneo .... first assistant editor (as Melanie Viner Cuneo)
Claus Wehlisch .... assistant editor: avid
 
Music Department
Didier de Cottigniers .... music consultant
Peter Hughes .... music contractor
 
Transportation Department
Martin Ward .... action vehicle coordinator
Tom Watson .... mechanic: action vehicle
 
Other crew
Larry Celona .... journalistic advisor
Tracey Crawley .... production assistant
Emilio D'Alessandro .... assistant: Mr. Kubrick
Matt Dalton .... accounting assistant (as Matthew Dalton)
Kerry David .... assistant: Ms. Kidman
Barbara Del Greco .... researcher: Venetian masks
Andrea Doven .... assistant: Ms. Kidman
Michael Doven .... production associate
Chester Eyre .... laboratory consultant
Anthony Frewin .... assistant: Stanley Kubrick
Nick Frewin .... computer assistant
Kate Garbett .... production coordinator
Manuel Harlan .... location researcher
Elizabeth Himelstein .... dialect coach: Ms. Kidman
Tobin Hughes .... location assistant
Rachel Hunt .... secretary
David Jones .... facilities supervisor
Claire Litchfield .... unit nurse
Simon McNair Scott .... location manager
Angus More Gordon .... location manager
Nelson Peña .... production assistant: second unit
Alan Reid .... security officer
Ian Robinson .... laboratory contact
Lara Sargent .... assistant accountant
C.J. Scheiner .... medical advisor (as Dr. C.J. Scheiner MD PhD)
Ann Simpson .... script supervisor
Yolande Snaith .... choreographer
John Trehy .... production accountant
Leon Vitali .... assistant to director
Derek Warman .... fire officer
Stella Wycherley .... accounting assistant
Matthew Alexander .... computer playback supervisor (uncredited)
Robin Demetriou .... catering supervisor (uncredited)
Sue Field .... additional script supervisor (uncredited)
Richard Gold .... stand-in (uncredited)
Nicholas Hopkins .... floor runner (uncredited)
Douglas Milsome .... focus advisor (uncredited)
Ante Novakovic .... assistant: Harvey Keitel (uncredited)
Rebecca Peters .... video coordinator (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"EWS" - USA (promotional abbreviation)
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MPAA:
Rated R for strong sexual content, nudity, language and some drug-related material (cut version)
Runtime:
159 min
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Aspect Ratio:
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Certification:
Argentina:18 | Australia:R | Australia:MA (Cable TV rating) (heavily cut) | Australia:R (TV rating) | Belgium:KNT | Brazil:18 | Canada:18A (Alberta/British Columbia) | Canada:R (Manitoba/Ontario) | Canada:18 (Nova Scotia) | Canada:18+ (Quebec) | Chile:18 | Denmark:16 | Finland:K-16 | France:U | Germany:16 (bw) | Hong Kong:III | Iceland:18 | Iceland:16 (video rating) | Ireland:18 | Israel:18 | Italy:VM14 (original rating) | Italy:T (re-rating) (2001) | Japan:R-18 | Malaysia:(Banned) | Netherlands:18 | New Zealand:R18 | Norway:18 | Peru:18 | Philippines:R-18 | Portugal:M/16 | Singapore:R(A) (original rating) (cut) | Singapore:R21 (re-rating) (cut) | South Korea:(Banned) (original rating) | South Korea:18 (re-rating) (edited version) | Spain:18 | Sweden:15 | Switzerland:16 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:16 (canton of Vaud) | Taiwan:R-18 | UK:18 | USA:NC-17 | USA:R (cut version)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
The mask that Bill Harford wears with his costume is modeled from the face of Ryan O'Neal, a reference to Barry Lyndon (1975).See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: As Alice walks from the ballroom to the bar area at the Ziegler's party, the people next to her in the doorway disappear.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Dr. Bill Harford:Honey, have you seen my wallet?
Alice Harford:Isn't it on the bedside table?
Dr. Bill Harford:Now listen, you know we're running a little late.
Alice Harford:I know. How do I look?
Dr. Bill Harford:Perfect.
Alice Harford:Is my hair okay?
Dr. Bill Harford:It's great
Alice Harford:You're not even looking at it.
Dr. Bill Harford:It's beautiful. You always look beautiful.
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Soundtrack:
I Got It Bad (And That Ain't Good)See more »

FAQ

Is Eyes Wide Shut based on a book?
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Who is the masked couple in the orgy party and why does the man nod his head at Bill?
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207 out of 272 people found the following review useful.
A fitting completion to Kubrick's study of humanity, 17 July 1999
Author: Victor Woeltjen from California

I managed to swallow my expectations before the film, setting myself to judge it on its own without judging it as a Kubrick film. No need, no need! This film IS a Kubrick film, without any doubt, and as all Kubrick films are it was absolutely stunning. Absolutely. Visually it is brilliant, though I should warn that this isn't quite as visual a film as most other Kubrick works. A lot of the film focuses on the characters, on human interaction, something rather new to this director. Of course, all the Kubrick trademarks are there, cold analytical gazes, sharp introspection. Tom Cruise seems like Jack Nicholson in 'The Shining' and even Malcolm MacDowell in 'A Clockwork Orange' at times, a rather striking fact considering that this is Tom Cruise. The performances were excellent all around, even from places not expected. Again, this is typical for Kubrick. He wasn't much of a people director, but he still knew how to direct people.

Almost every moment of this film was flawless, perfect and pristine. The dialog is predictable, but in some solemn and holy fateful sort of way, as though the words and the moments are matched so essentially that nothing else could possibly fit. Beyond that the sounds and images all fit together beautifully, creating an almost unblemished whole. The only part that didn't seem right was the sequence that had been digitally altered. While the alterations were not nearly so obtrusive as I had feared (not knowing about them one probably wouldn't notice them) they do grow a bit noticeable for redundancy (you see a lot more backs than you'd expect, and always in the same places). Unfortunately these came right in the middle of one of the most visually amazing pieces of the film (one of the most amazing pieces of cinema as a whole, in my opinion), a very unwelcome distraction.

Is this movie about sex? Yes, it is, but more importantly it is about people. The sex part is simply a product thereof. This is one of the most disturbingly honest portraits of human behavior and motivations ever made. The most honest I've ever seen, at least. To be put simply: It is about sex because people are about sex.

I'm still trying to sort through this movie. It's been a good twelve hours since I saw it, and I can still feel it, hard and definite, rotating in my stomach. The film itself seems mostly void of opinion (not entirely, but mostly), serving more as a general statement and commentary than any specific moral warning, but the questions it inspires are very strong indeed. The film, being objective, provides no answers, no justification for humanity. There is no redemption, either, none whatsoever. The film's final word sums it (it being the film and humanity) up pretty well, for better or for worse. I guess that depends on you.

A common thread in Kubrick's films since 2001 has been the contemplation and examination of human intentions, the essence of human behavior. Motivations. He's shown us violence and madness and everything else, all tracking the path back to the dawn of man. I think he finally figured it out with this film, however anticlimactic the discovery might have been. At least he did finally figure it out. That's something.

I am one of many. I never had the privilege to know Stanley Kubrick. I don't even know that privilege is the right word. I do know his films, though, and while I am in no position to say that I will miss him as a person, I can say, without doubt or hesitation, that I will miss him as a filmmaker.

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