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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
Frederic Raphael (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
16 July 1999 (USA) See more »
Genre:
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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Awards:
Nominated for Golden Globe. Another 5 wins & 15 nominations See more »
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An impressive film with a bad marketing campaign See more (1467 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Tom Cruise ... Dr. William Harford

Nicole Kidman ... Alice Harford
Madison Eginton ... Helena Harford
Jackie Sawiris ... Roz

Sydney Pollack ... Victor Ziegler
Leslie Lowe ... Illona Ziegler
Peter Benson ... Bandleader

Todd Field ... Nick Nightingale

Michael Doven ... Ziegler's Secretary

Sky du Mont ... Sandor Szavost (as Sky Dumont)
Louise J. Taylor ... Gayle (as Louise Taylor)
Stewart Thorndike ... Nuala
Randall Paul ... Harris

Julienne Davis ... Mandy
Lisa Leone ... Lisa
Kevin Connealy ... Lou Nathanson
Marie Richardson ... Marion

Thomas Gibson ... Carl
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

Vinessa Shaw ... Domino
Florian Windorfer ... Café Sonata Maître D'

Rade Serbedzija ... Milich (as Rade Sherbedgia)

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

Leelee Sobieski ... Milich's Daughter

Sam Douglas ... Cab Driver

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

Brian W. Cook ... Tall Butler

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

Alan Cumming ... Desk Clerk

Fay Masterson ... Sally
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 (novella "Traumnovelle") (inspiration)

Produced by
Brian W. Cook .... co-producer
Jan Harlan .... executive producer
Stanley Kubrick .... producer
 
Original Music by
Jocelyn Pook 
 
Cinematography by
Larry Smith (lighting cameraman)
 
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
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
Charles Staffell .... back projection supervisor
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
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)
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
Andrew Haddock .... video 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)
Douglas Milsome .... focus advisor (uncredited)
Ante Novakovic .... assistant: Harvey Keitel (uncredited)
Rebecca Peters .... video coordinator (uncredited)
 

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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:
When Harford's secretary brings lunch to his desk, she stops directly between the camera and a painting that looks like him with his clothing removed.See more »
Goofs:
Errors in geography: Bill Harford arrives at Rainbow Fashions by taxi from the Sonata Cafe, and as he talks to Milich, Gillespie's Diner can be been seen across the other side of the street. Earlier in the story we discover that Gillespie's is next door to the Sonata Cafe, so there's no way he would have taken a taxi just to cross the street, (not even in NYC).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:
When I Fall in LoveSee more »

FAQ

Is Eyes Wide Shut based on a book?
Was the hooker from the orgy party who saved Bill murdered by the cult members, or did she actually die from a drug overdose of her own doing?
What exactly was the point of the party? Everyone walking around in masks only to stand and watch others have sex? Do they take turns having sex with the girls?
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279 out of 359 people found the following review useful.
An impressive film with a bad marketing campaign, 17 July 1999
Author: Joshua T.

Eyes Wide Shut is ill-suited for the summer movie corridor. It has no explosions, no running, shouting, or a single gunshot. What it has are long scenes in which characters talk to one another. Slowly and carefully. The problem is that the film is marketed as having white-hot sex scenes and plenty of gratuitous nudity, while it has neither. There is plenty of naked flesh, don't get me wrong, but in exactly the opposite way that the ads make it appear. This is not a movie about being sexy and naked -- it's a movie about how flesh is just another part of being human, so what is all the fuss about? The marketing campaign is misleading, and led to disappointment in the audience that I saw the movie with, who were just looking for some skin.

The tension in the plot and the issues that the film discusses aren't telegraphed to the audience, they're hinted at in the dialog. There is no neat resolution at the end, life simply goes on. You may watch the whole film and think "that wasn't about anything!" Then think about what you've seen and realize it has a great deal to say.

The film is a meditation on sexuality and how it relates to marriage, death, and money. It's a fascinating commentary on modern life, and a rare movie that dares to examine sex as impassionately as any other issue.

The directing and cinematography alone would be worth the price of admission without the social commentary. The sets are an integral part of the movie; they breathe and glow and live. Kubrick was a master director, and he uses long shots and dissolves to great effect. Cruise and Kidman are at their best, and the supporting cast is also strong. It's Kubrick's magic work with the camera that holds the film together.

All in all, definitely worth seeing for the un-uptight. It's possible to watch this film and actually think about it for hours afterward. That's something you won't get with the Wild, Wild West.

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