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Writers:
J. Todd Anderson (written by) &
Ethan Coen (written by)
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Release Date:
August 1998 (USA) See more »
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Chiropracter by day. Wrestler by night.
Plot:
A man takes matters into his own hands when a pharmaceutical kingpin moves into his town to cause some real trouble. | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Michael Rapaport ... Edward Bliss Jr.

Michael Jeter ... Sticks

John Carroll Lynch ... Driver

Arija Bareikis ... Kim

Rachael Leigh Cook ... Dolores

Martin Ferrero ... Sammy

Joe Grifasi ... Koski

John Slattery ... Burns

Peter Thoemke ... Ed Bliss, Sr.
Nancy Plank ... Mrs. Bliss
Steve Shaffer ... Dr. Poland
Charles Brin ... Mr. Renfrow
Jessica Shepherd ... Patty
Jesse Morse ... Bully

Katherine Disque ... The Adjusted Woman
Isabell O'Connor ... Vice Principal (as Isabell Monk)
Jonathan Rylander ... Middle Eddie (12 Yrs)
Traci Christofore ... Rescue Girl
Ken Resnick ... Mr. Connigliaro
Rick Schlecht ... Cub Scout Leader
Mick Karch ... Big Time Announcer #1
Dale Dunham ... Big Time Announcer #2
Jeff Kline ... Shuffling Man (as Jeff Klein)
April Berquist ... White Wall Nurse
Wayne A. Evenson ... Bartender
Terry Hempleman ... Biker

Jimmy Noonan ... Forklift Thug
James Gaulke ... Lawyer
Jay Albright ... Manager

Mark Povinelli ... Little Person
Kim Thomassen ... Fat Baby
Elizabeth Hawes ... Cop
Ben Barenholtz ... Other Cop
Peter Schmitz ... Police Guard
Don Hewitt ... Lavrenti
Alex Rizzo ... Mountain
Doug Fisher ... Viking
Donald Murphy ... Pilot
Robert Graf ... Counterman #1

Danny Downey ... Counterman #2
Eric D. Howell ... Counterman #3
John Shuman ... Refferee
Terry O'Sullivan ... Pharmacist
Dennis Carlson ... Samoan
Charlie 'Thunderblood' Morris ... Wrestling Opponent
Henry Allen ... Male Nurse #1
T. Mychael Rambo ... Male Nurse #2
Scott Soulak ... Burglar
Trump Card ... Young Eddie (9 yrs)
Eric Haymes ... Holdman
George R. Willeman ... Coroner (as George Willeman)
Phil Stockton ... Miles
Robert Fernandez ... Other Miles

Directed by
J. Todd Anderson 
 
Writing credits
J. Todd Anderson (written by) &
Ethan Coen (written by)

Produced by
Ben Barenholtz .... producer
Marcus Englefield .... co-producer
Robert Graf .... line producer
 
Original Music by
Edward Bilous 
 
Cinematography by
Jeff Barklage 
 
Film Editing by
Mark Cretcher 
 
Art Direction by
Maria L. Baker  (as Maria Baker)
 
Set Decoration by
Brian Kasch 
 
Costume Design by
Alina Panova 
 
Makeup Department
Crist Ballas .... special makeup effects coordinator
John Bradley .... special makeup effects artist
Mary Flaa .... makeup department head (as Mary K. Flaa)
Rob Gerber .... special makeup effects artist
Sherry Heart .... hair stylist
Steve Hoppe .... special makeup effects artist
 
Production Management
Julie Hartley .... production manager
Patrick Sheedy .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Athena Alexander .... second assistant director
James D. Deck .... first assistant director
Robert Graf .... second unit director
Dave Halls .... second second assistant director
Paula Smith .... second second assistant director
 
Art Department
Nick Aune .... scenic artist
Cadence Baron .... carpenter
Warren Barrows .... carpenter
Adam Beck .... lead man
Chad Branham .... assistant propmaster
Chad Busewicz .... scenic artist
John Alan Champion .... swing gang (as John Champion)
W. Therese Eberhard .... scenic artist
Michelle Gilstead .... assistant set decorator
Kelly Hemenway .... lead scenic artist (as Kelly Rae Hemenway)
Clark Kersey .... storyboard artist
Missy Parker .... art department assistant
Chauncey Pederson .... scenic artist
Bradford Richardson .... graphic designer
Brian L. Riordan .... property master (as Brian Riordan)
Timothy Schwos .... construction coordinator
Cory Shubert .... lead man (as Cory Schubert)
Stuart Skrien .... on-set dresser
Jennifer L. Stumm .... property assistant
Nicholas Thomason .... property assistant
William A. Wilson .... swing gang
 
Sound Department
Chris C. Benson .... boom operator
Steve Bowerman .... production sound mixer
Marko A. Costanzo .... foley artist
Keith Culbertson .... assistant sound re-recording mixer
Mark DeSimone .... adr mixer: New York
Robert Fernandez .... sound re-recording mixer
Sean Huff .... assistant sound editor
Hal Levinsohn .... adr editor
Blake Leyh .... sound effects editor
Anne Pope .... assistant sound editor
Fred Rosenberg .... dialogue editor
 
Special Effects by
Bruce R. Anderson .... special effects assistant
Gregory M. Cummins .... special effects consultant
Paul Murphy .... special effects coordinator (as Paul A. Murphy)
 
Visual Effects by
Travis Baumann .... compositing artist
Janek Sirrs .... visual effects
 
Stunts
William 'Billy Blaze' Dorea .... stunts
Danny Downey .... stunts
Don Hewitt .... stunt coordinator
Donald John Hewitt .... stunts
Eric D. Howell .... stunts
Jennifer Lamb .... stunts (as Jennifer Lamb-Hewitt)
David Brian Martin .... utility stunts
Dick Xander .... stunt pilot
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Peter Clemence .... key grip
Slater Crosby .... first assistant camera: second unit
Moe Flaherty .... first assistant camera
Tom Franchett .... rigging gaffer
Michael Hoffer .... best boy grip
Laura Holzschuh .... camera loader
Jon Levy .... electrician
David Meyers .... best boy electric
David Morenz .... first assistant camera (as Dave Morenz)
William R. Nielsen Jr. .... Steadicam operator
William R. Nielson .... camera operator
Timothy O'Toole .... video assist operator: second unit
Gerhard Riautschnig .... grip
Christopher Slater .... electrician
Steve Speers .... second assistant camera
Tony Tucker .... gaffer
Jeff Villars .... dolly grip
Dean Williams .... still photographer
Niel Williams .... grip
Jim Zabilla .... photographer: second unit
 
Casting Department
Katie Bjorn .... extras casting assistant
Adena Brumer .... extras casting assistant
Sonya 'Sonny' Tormoen .... extras casting
David H. Kramer .... adr voice casting (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Danielle Valenciano .... wardrobe production assistant
Dana Wagner .... wardrobe production assistant
 
Editorial Department
Daniel J. Geiger .... assistant editor
Paul Leonardo Jr. .... post-production coordinator
Mary Nelson-Duerrstein .... negative cutter (as Mary Duerrstein)
David C. Whitten .... color timer
 
Music Department
Gisburg .... music editor assistant
Shari Johanson .... music editor (as Shari Schwartz)
 
Transportation Department
Linda Olson .... transportation captain (as Linda R. Olson)
Marc Scott .... transportation coordinator
 
Other crew
Jeffrey Abramson .... production assistant
Michelle Amundson .... craft service
Cheryl Broussard .... production coordinator (as Cheryl M. Broussard)
Jenni David .... production assistant
Dave Dustin .... set medic
Chris Everheart .... set production assistant
Sean Hartley Francis .... office production assistant
Chrysa Freeman .... key set production assistant
Kurt W. Gensmer .... set medic
Mark Har .... assistant location manager
West Humphries .... caterer
Curtis Knutson .... set medic
Steven Levy .... second assistant accountant
Sean McNamee .... office production assistant
Donald Murphy .... script supervisor
Jimmy Noonan .... Personal Trainer to Michael Rapoport (credit only)
Andrew Peterson .... location manager
Dana Reaves Bolla .... production accountant
Rachel V. Richardson .... production accountant
Mitchell Rosen .... production assistant
Joseph Stephans .... location manager
Adam Vitalis .... first assistant accountant
Jenny Wallace .... body double (uncredited)
 

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France:98 min | UK:93 min | USA:98 min
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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
A true oddity, worthy of liberation from Blockbuster..., 9 January 2000
Author: Ant Chapman (ant@achap.demon.co.uk) from Harlow, England

I admit it - the reference to Ethan Coen on the sleeve of this straight-to-video oddity secured a rental. I wasn't disappointed.

The Naked Man bears all the hallmarks of a Coen-penned script - albeit from the more fantasy oriented side of their cadre (see also The Hudsucker Proxy and the Sam Raimi directed Crimewave). Also, the very first sound you hear is a man screaming - another Coen favourite.

This is not to detract from J. Todd Anderson's direction. The whole production has a surreal air. He places events in a small town in middle America, but it doesn't seem out of place. You never forget this is supposed to be a fantasy.

Look out for it next time you're in Blockbuster. If you don't expect something as masterly as The Big Lebowski or The Hudsucker Proxy, you'll love it. A lo-fi Coens flick, if you will.

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