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24 September 1999 (USA) See more »
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In the small town of Mumford, a psychologist of the same name moves in and quickly becomes very popular, despite a questionable past. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Not your typical comedy. Not your typical structure. ***1/2 out of **** See more (124 total) »


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Loren Dean ... Mumford

Hope Davis ... Sofie Crisp

Jason Lee ... Skip Skipperton

Alfre Woodard ... Lily

Mary McDonnell ... Althea Brockett

Pruitt Taylor Vince ... Henry Follett

Zooey Deschanel ... Nessa Watkins

Martin Short ... Lionel Dillard

David Paymer ... Dr. Ernest Delbanco

Jane Adams ... Dr. Phyllis Sheeler

Dana Ivey ... Mrs. Crisp

Kevin Tighe ... Mr. Crisp

Ted Danson ... Jeremy Brockett

Jason Ritter ... Martin Brockett

Elisabeth Moss ... Katie Brockett

Kirk Fox ... Gregory
Scott N. Stevens ... Ben Crisp

Robert Stack ... Himself

Eddie Allen ... Gilroy
Rick Dial ... Correctional Officer
Joy Carlin ... Judge Otto

Hélène Cardona ... Candy (as Helene Cardona)

Priscilla Barnes ... Landlady

Kelly Monaco ... Landlady's Daughter
Steven Sennett ... Young Pharmacist

Amanda Carlin ... Mumford's Sister
Randall King ... Revenue Officer McLure
Arell Blanton ... Brother Timothy

Eddie McClintock ... Unsolved Mumford

Molly Schaffer ... Attractive Date

Simon Helberg ... College Roomate

Lucie Laurier ... Pretty Coed

Sam Sako ... Edmond Warris
Penny Safranek ... Mrs. Warris
David Doty ... Samuel Gorbeck

Pamela Paulshock ... Sutter's Young Wife

Kathryn Howell ... Co-Worker IRS
Sulo Williams ... Gas Station Co-Worker
Simone Kerrick ... Lionel's Teacher
Barbara Tuss ... Elizabeth (as Barbara E. Tuss)
Ronald B. Morefield ... Factory Co-Worker
Dick Mallon ... Dino
Gea Carr ... Jennifer
Chase Allen ... Tough #1
Bryan Close ... Tough #2
James Hiser ... Tough #3
Roji Oyama ... Revenue Officer
Naomi Sample ... Janitor

Joe Peer ... Garbage Co-Worker
Ron Kaell ... Pest Control Co-Worker
T.J. Blair ... Irate Taxpayer (as T. J. Blair)

Charles Okun ... Charlie
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Douglas Bennett ... Mumford's Father (uncredited)

Krystee Clark ... Highschool Girlfriend (uncredited)
Natalie Hays ... Sharon Kinney (uncredited)

Holt McCallany ... Newcomer (uncredited)

Julie Nunis ... Mumford's Mother (uncredited)

Directed by
Lawrence Kasdan 
Writing credits
Lawrence Kasdan (written by)

Produced by
Stephen P. Dunn .... co-producer (as Steve Dunn)
Linda Goldstein Knowlton .... co-producer
Jon Hutman .... co-producer
Lawrence Kasdan .... producer
Charles Okun .... producer
Original Music by
James Newton Howard 
Cinematography by
Ericson Core (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Carol Littleton 
William Steinkamp 
Casting by
Jennifer Shull 
Production Design by
Jon Hutman 
Art Direction by
W. Steven Graham  (as Wray Steven Graham)
Set Decoration by
Beth A. Rubino  (as Beth Rubino)
Costume Design by
Colleen Atwood 
Makeup Department
Leonard Engelman .... makeup artist
Sharon McVey .... hair stylist (as Sharon McVey-Rudé)
Marlene D. Williams .... hair stylist supervisor (as Marlene Williams)
Jennifer Zide .... assistant makeup artist
Debra Dietrich .... additional hair stylist (uncredited)
Shawn Finch .... request hair designer and colorist: Mary MacDonald (uncredited)
Production Management
Steph Benseman .... unit production manager
Sean T. Stratton .... post-production supervisor (as Sean Stratton)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Stephen P. Dunn .... first assistant director (as Steven Dunn)
Stephanie Kime .... additional second assistant director
Paul Byrne Prenderville .... second second assistant director (as Paul Prenderville)
Christina Stauffer .... second assistant director (as Tina Stauffer)
Art Department
Daniel Albanese .... journeyman scenic artist
Thomas A. Barowe .... greens
Dennis Becker .... greens (as Dennis D. Becker)
Jason Bedig .... leadman: Los Angeles
Scott Bobbitt .... leadman
Richard W. Clot .... construction coordinator (as Richard Clot)
Alan Curreri .... journeyman scenic artist
Christine Dye .... art department production assistant
Tom Ehline .... general foreman
Amy Feldman .... assistant set decorator
Laura M. Freeman .... scenic artist (as Laura Freeman)
Ellen Freund .... property master
Wendy Gayner .... paint foreman (as Wendy J. Gayner)
Jeff Gullett .... set dressing tracker
Aaron Hakeem .... scenic artist
Mike Helbig .... lead man
Kay Jordan .... construction accountant
D. Kendell .... journeyman scenic artist
Marion Kolsby .... assistant art director
Jim Kwiatkowski .... journeyman scenic artist
Geoffrey Lake .... greens supervisor
Richard Lambert .... swing gang
Carolyn Lassek .... assistant property master
Robert Loranger .... swing gang
Stephen McNally .... journeyman scenic artist
Nicholas Meeks .... on-set dresser (as Nicholas A. Meeks)
Gregory A. Nahem .... journeyman scenic artist
Eric Ramirez .... back-up leadman
Tom Richardson .... on-set painter
Josephine Rush .... art department coordinator (as Josephine Reil)
Sandra Lisa Smith .... additional props
Dawn Swiderski .... set designer
Elizabeth Tullis .... head scenic painter
Don Watson .... assistant property master
Kristin Argue .... drapery (uncredited)
Thomas A. Barone .... greensman (uncredited)
James Burke .... on-set greens (uncredited)
Teri Lane .... props buyer (uncredited)
James F. Oberlander .... construction gang boss (uncredited)
Doug E. Williams .... construction gang boss (uncredited)
Sound Department
James Ashwill .... foley mixer
John Banuelos .... dubbing engineer
G.W. Brown .... foley editor
John T. Cucci .... foley artist (as John Cucci)
Lori Dovi .... cable person
Kim Drummond .... dialogue editor (as Kim Haves Drummond)
Susan Dudeck .... dialogue editor (as Susan Dudek)
Kira Edmunds .... assistant sound editor
Ryan Eldred .... sound effects editor (as Ryan W. Eldred)
Galen Goodpaster .... first assistant sound editor
Robert Grieve .... supervising sound editor
Kimberly Harris .... adr supervisor
Mike Kaufman .... dubbing engineer
E. Niles Klein .... sound editorial support
Linda Lew .... foley recordist
David Lucarelli .... adr recordist
John Murray .... foley editor
Dan O'Connell .... foley artist
Kevin O'Connell .... re-recording mixer
John Pritchett .... production sound mixer
Charleen Richards .... adr mixer
David M. Roberts .... boom operator (as David Roberts)
Greg P. Russell .... re-recording mixer
Nico Salvato .... assistant sound editor (as Monique Salvato)
Grant Schmitz .... sound re-recordist (as Grant W. Schmitz)
Dan Sharp .... sound re-recordist
Mark Yardas .... dialogue editor
Robin Zacha .... apprentice sound editor
Larry Hopkins .... layback sound mixer (uncredited)
Hanson Hsu .... sound engineer (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Ron Bolanowski .... special effects coordinator
Woody Lawhon .... lifecast maker: female
Kevin Springer .... lifecast maker: female
Visual Effects by
Alison Armstrong .... visual effects producer: Pacific Ocean Post
Brian Battles .... digital compositor: Rainmaker Digital Pictures
Matthew Bell .... character animator: Pyros Pictures
Brigitte Bourque .... digital compositor: Rainmaker Digital Pictures
Peter Crosman .... visual effects supervisor (as Peter T. Crosman)
Andrea D'Amico .... visual effects executive producer: Pacific Ocean Post
Mark Franco .... digital effects supervisor: Rainmaker Digital Pictures
Greg Groenekamp .... digital compositor: POP Film
Karen Kutcka .... production manager: Rainmaker Digital Pictures
Nathan Lafionatis .... computer consultant
Vincent Lavares .... digital asset manager: Cinesite Hollywood
Kenneth Littleton .... digital effects supervisor: Pacific Ocean Post (as Ken Littleton)
Lawrence Littleton .... digital effects supervisor: Pacific Ocean Post
Brandon McNaughton .... digital compositor: Pacific Ocean Post
William Mings .... senior animator: Pyros Pictures
Gregory Pyros .... motion capture: Pyros Pictures
Susan Pyros .... art director: Pyros Pictures
Liz Radley .... video and graphics supervisor (as Elizabeth Radley)
Peter Sternlicht .... digital effects supervisor: Rainmaker Digital Pictures
David Watkinson .... computer animator
Scott Dougherty .... visual effects producer: Cinesite (uncredited)
Mark Franco .... visual effects executive producer: Rainmaker Digital Pictures (uncredited)
Will McCoy .... digital compositor (uncredited)
William Mings .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Jerry Pooler .... visual effects supervisor: Cinesite (uncredited)
Gregory Pyros .... visual effects supervisor: Pyros Pictures (uncredited)
Tiffany Smith .... visual effects production coordinator: Cinesite (uncredited)
Chris Watts .... visual effects consultant (uncredited)
Chase Allen .... stunt performer
Dan Bell .... stunt performer
Charles Croughwell .... stunt coordinator (as Charles P. Croughwell)
Johnny Martin .... stunt performer
David D. Renaud .... stunt performer (as David Renaud)
Scott Sproule .... stunt performer
Merritt Yohnka .... stunt performer
Martin Andris .... stunt driver (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
James Beaumonte .... grip (as James S. Beaumonte)
J. Chuck Biagio .... local best boy
Jason Boccaleoni .... electrician (as Jason P. Boccaleoni)
Lisa Bonaccorso .... camera loader
Pete Bowman .... local rigging grip
Malcolm Brown Jr. .... camera operator (as Malcolm Brown)
Jonathan Brown .... Steadicam operator
Jonathan Brown .... camera operator: "b" camera
Richard L. Carden .... dolly grip
Dan Dobson .... video playback operator (as Daniel Dobson)
Sean Flood .... grip
Shai Greenberg .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
James E. Johnson .... assistant chief lighting technician
Ian Kelly .... 24 frame video operator
Gemma La Mana .... still photographer
John Lacy .... rigging electrician
Al Lieberman .... rigging key grip
Bruce McCleery .... chief lighting technician (as Robert Bruce McCleery)
Gary McClendon .... electrician (as Gary R. McClendon)
Stephen McGehee .... chief rigging technician (as Steve McGehee)
Brian Minzlaff .... electrician
Michael Molnar .... grip
Dan Moore .... video assist operator (as Daniel P. Moore)
Orlando Orona .... grip
Peter Pilafian .... camera operator: Beta-Cam
Kevin C. Potter .... first assistant camera: "b" camera (as Kevin Potter)
Medel Ramos .... assistant chief rigging technician
Russell Reilly .... best boy grip
Paul Santoni .... second assistant camera
Jim Shelton .... key grip (as James Shelton)
Terry Sullivan .... electrician
Michael D. Weldon .... first assistant camera (as Michael Weldon)
Sandy Stanton .... grip (uncredited)
Animation Department
Gregory Pyros .... computer animator
Casting Department
Judith Bouley .... location casting
Resha M. Debaca .... location casting assistant
Barbara Harris .... adr voice casting
Marilyn Michel .... location casting associate
Phil Poulos .... casting associate
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Michael Becker .... additional costumer
Cha Blevins .... costume supervisor (as Deborah Cha Blevins)
Barbara Hartman-Jenichen .... seamstress (as Barbara Jenichen)
Mitchell Ray Kenney .... key costumer (as Mitchell Kenney)
Daniela Moore .... costumer
Donna O'Neal .... on-set costumer
Marianne Riegg .... additional costumer
Amy J. Smith .... additional costumer (as Amy Smith)
Editorial Department
Jason Joseph .... apprentice editor
Bob Kaiser .... color timer
Angie Luckey .... assistant editor (as Angela K. Luckey)
Richard Perkins .... assistant editor
Mary Beth Smith .... negative cutter
Karl F. Steinkamp .... assistant editor (as Karl Steinkamp)
Debra L. Tennant .... first assistant editor
Michael T. Wilson .... assistant editor (as Mike Wilson)
Location Management
Billy Brashier .... location projectionist (as Bill Brashier)
Robert Karpman .... location manager
Diana Leigh Myers .... assistant location manager (as Diana Myers)
John Panzarella .... location manager
Lauren Ross .... location manager
Leslie Thorson .... assistant location manager
Kristin Treiber .... location assistant
Doug Wilson .... location assistant (as Douglas A. Wilson)
Dave Yrueta .... location assistant (as David Yrueta)
Music Department
Pete Anthony .... conductor: orchestra
Brad Dechter .... orchestrator
Sandy DeCrescent .... orchestra contractor (as Sandy De Crescent)
James T. Hill .... electronic score producer (as Jim Hill)
James Newton Howard .... orchestrator
James Newton Howard .... score producer
Jo Ann Kane .... music preparation
Kathy Nelson .... executive in charge of music: The Buena Vista Motion Pictures Group
David Olson .... music editor
Manish Raval .... music supervisor
Bill Schnee .... score mixer
Bill Schnee .... score recordist
Jim Weidman .... supervising music editor
Tom Wolfe .... music supervisor
Tom Boyd .... musician: oboe soloist (uncredited)
Brad Dechter .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Mark Graham .... music stage librarian (uncredited)
Michael Lang .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
James Thatcher .... musician: french horn (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Iris Barbarino .... driver
James Barbarino .... driver (as James A. Barbarino)
Timothy Bateman .... driver (as Timothy A. Bateman)
Robert Dulys .... driver
Jim Frear .... transportation co-captain (as James Frear)
D. Scott Guthrie .... driver (as Daniel Scott Guthrie)
Steve Imbler .... transportation captain
Austin Thompson .... driver
Gail Van Dyke .... driver
Greg Van Dyke .... transportation coordinator
Other crew
Alison Bayer .... assistant: Mr. Kasdan
Tina Bennett .... assistant production coordinator
Lisa M. Bock .... production assistant (as Lisa Bock)
Cristina Christian .... accounting assistant
Christopher Desmond .... first aid
Brian Dettor .... set production assistant
Jamie Dinsmore .... assistant: Mr. Kasdan
Jason Dudek .... production assistant (as Jason Rothberg Dudek)
Bill Dunphy .... production assistant
Christine Dye .... production office assistant (as Christine Renée Dye)
Pam Ellington .... assistant accountant (as Pamela E. Ellington)
Jane Estocin .... payroll accountant
Aida Gaboyan .... assistant: Mr. Okun
Elise Ganz .... studio teacher
Richard Grant .... auricle operator
Philip Harrelson .... technical engineer
Craig Harris .... production assistant
Karen R. Jones .... unit publicist
Susannah Julien .... assistant: Mr. Okun
David Kebo .... production office assistant
Tony Kerum .... caterer
Ivy K. Lukas .... production office assistant (as Ivy Lukas)
Gail Martin-Sheridan .... production accountant
Morgan Metzger .... production office assistant (as Morgan Anne Metzger)
Boone Narr .... animal trainer
Laura Tiz .... post-production accountant
Barbara Tuss .... script supervisor
Christian Wadman .... warehouse manager
Jennifer Webb .... production secretary
James J. Wilhelm .... craft service (as James Wilhelm)
Lisbeth Wynn-Owen .... production coordinator
Eric D. Christensen .... production assistant (uncredited)
Akiko Shima .... adr voice (uncredited)
Brian Turi .... animal trainer (uncredited)
K.L. Connie Wang .... clearances assistant (uncredited)
Catherine DePrima .... the producers wish to thank: Sonoma County Film Commission (as Catherine Deprima)
Crew believed to be complete

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Rated R for sex-related images, language and drug content (as No. 36579)
112 min
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Dana Ivey and Hope Davis play mother and daughter in both this film and The Impostors (1998).See more »
Revealing mistakes: Flesh colored "pants" are visible in the nude classroom scene.See more »
Martin Brockett:Have you come across a bigger shithead than my stepfather?See more »
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Not your typical comedy. Not your typical structure. ***1/2 out of ****, 30 September 1999
Author: Blake French ( from Michigan, USA

MUMFORD (1999) ***1/2

Starring: Loren Dean, Hope Davis, Jason Lee, Alfre Woodard, Martin Short, Pruitt Taylor Vince, Mary McDonnell, Zooey Deschanel, David Paymer, Jane Adams, and Ted Danson Written and directed by Lawrence Kasdan. 96 minutes Rated R (for sex-related images featuring nudity, drug content, and some language)

By Blake French:

"Mumford" is a cuddly little comedy production with a happy, uplifting atmosphere like the ones found in "Pleasantville" and "The Truman Show." Mumford is the name of a small fantasy town, filed with smiling people greeting each other on a daily basis, which is held in upheaval when a small time psychiatrist's true entity is revealed to his various patients.

I am getting ahead on myself, here. Before I can explain what happens after the characters discover the secrets about Mumford, the name of psychiatrist also, I must first give you some background information on the characters. The mismatched characters are eccentric and entertaining. They are developed though sessions with Mumford. To make things even more original for the movie is the lack of plot structure here. The conflicts, problems and solutions all exist in each individual character, not necessarily a situation they are placed into.

With Mumford included, here are the characters: Sofie Crisp, (Hope Davis), who is nearly bedridden after a severe and almost permanent loss of energy. Henry Follett (Pruitt Taylor Vince) whose mind is overflowing with wild and erotic sex fantasies, but he isn't featured in any of them. Skip Skipperton, (Jason Lee) a young, skateboarding corporate billionaire that is so lonely and without friends that he has spend the last several years designing robots to fit individual's sexual pleasures. Nessa Watkins, (Zooey Deschanel) who has social, smoking, relationship, and obsession issues. Lionel Dillard, (Martin Short) a lawyer who's disturbing images Mumford refuses to listen to. Jeremy Brockett (Ted Danson), who is great to himself but treats his family members like dirt. Dr. Ernest Delbanco (David Paymer) and Dr. Phyllis Sheeler (Jane Adams), the only other two mental health doctors in Mumford who question Mumford's creditability. And finally, there is the Mumford character himself, played by Loren Dean, who has such a compelling flashback sequence developing his entire life in five minutes effectively, we learn that this man also had some problems, he just was willing to turn his life around. This character alone makes the film worth while to see, for his mysterious past life is such a revealing subject that it is hard not to become intrigued.

There is much to like about "Mumford." There are the enormously entertaining characters, who are not puppets of the plot, but contain their own personal emotions and motives. A charming, imaginative atmosphere. The direction by Lawrence Kasdan is focused and organized; he seems to know exactly what he wants, and achieves it. The personal territory the film's story covers, a psychiatrist mind, as well as the thoughts of many disturbed individuals, is quite compelling. Also, I think there is an important message here, signifying the need of people to communicate to one another and how important it is to listen to each other--values everyone should have.

The conclusion to "Mumford" contains no big, extravagant climax. Nor does it completely bring the film's message to a direct close. It is a happy, petty ending in which almost everyone goes home happy, but still lets the imagination wonder. This ending only provides the fact that this is a character and mood movie, not a plot based movie. It ends how it needs to end, assuring this film will stick with the viewer for sometime to come.

Brought to you by Touchstone Pictures.

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