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Mulholland Dr. -- After a car wreck on the winding Mulholland Drive renders a woman amnesic, she and a perky Hollywood-hopeful search for clues and answers across Los Angeles in a twisting venture beyond dreams and reality.

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Beware what you dream for... See more »
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After a car wreck on the winding Mulholland Drive renders a woman amnesiac, she and a perky Hollywood-hopeful search for clues and answers across Los Angeles in a twisting venture beyond dreams and reality. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Nominated for Oscar. Another 48 wins & 37 nominations See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Naomi Watts ... Betty Elms / Diane Selwyn

Laura Harring ... Rita (as Laura Elena Harring)

Ann Miller ... Catherine 'Coco' Lenoix

Dan Hedaya ... Vincenzo Castigliane

Justin Theroux ... Adam Kesher

Brent Briscoe ... Detective Neal Domgaard

Robert Forster ... Detective Harry McKnight

Katharine Towne ... Cynthia Jenzen

Lee Grant ... Louise Bonner

Scott Coffey ... Wilkins

Billy Ray Cyrus ... Gene

Chad Everett ... Jimmy Katz
Rita Taggart ... Linney James

James Karen ... Wally Brown

Lori Heuring ... Lorraine Kesher

Angelo Badalamenti ... Luigi Castigliani

Michael Des Barres ... Billy Deznutz

Marcus Graham ... Vincent Darby

Missy Crider ... Waitress at Winkies (Diane / Betty) (as Melissa Crider)
Robert Katims ... Ray Hott
Jeanne Bates ... Irene
Dan Birnbaum ... Irene's Companion at Airport
Randall Wulff ... Limo Driver (as Scott Wulff)
Maya Bond ... Ruth Elms

Patrick Fischler ... Dan

Michael Cooke ... Herb

Bonnie Aarons ... Bum

Michael J. Anderson ... Mr. Roque
Joseph Kearney ... Roque's Manservant
Enrique Buelna ... Back of Head Man
Richard Mead ... Hairy-Armed Man

Sean Everett ... Cab Driver at LAX (as Sean E. Markland)
Daniel Rey ... Valet Attendant

David Schroeder ... Robert Smith
Tom Morris ... Espresso Man

Melissa George ... Camilla Rhodes

Mo Gallini ... Castigliane Limo Driver (as Matt Gallini)

Mark Pellegrino ... Joe Messing

Vincent Castellanos ... Ed
Diane Nelson ... Heavy-Set Woman killed By Messing
Charles Croughwell ... Vacuum Man killed By Messing (as Charlie Croughwell)

Rena Riffel ... Laney
Tad Horino ... Taka

Tony Longo ... Kenny
Geno Silva ... Cookie Park Hotel Manager / Club Silencio M.C.

Monty Montgomery ... Cowboy (as Lafayette Montgomery)

Kate Forster ... Martha Johnson

Wayne Grace ... Bob Brooker

Michele Hicks ... Nicki Pelazza
Lisa K. Ferguson ... Julie Chadwick (as Lisa Ferguson)
William Ostrander ... 2nd Assistant Director

Elizabeth Lackey ... Carol

Brian Beacock ... Backup Singer #1

Blake Lindsley ... Backup Singer #2
Adrien Curry ... Backup Singer #3
Tyrah M. Lindsey ... Backup Singer #4
Michael D. Weatherred ... Hank (as Michael Weatherred)

Michael Fairman ... Jason
Johanna Stein ... Woman in #12

Richard Green ... Bondar

Conte Candoli ... Club Silencio Trumpet Player (as Conti Condoli)
Cori Glazer ... Blue-Haired Lady in balcony seat at Club Silencio

Rebekah Del Rio ... Herself
Lyssie Powell ... Blond in Bed (Corpse) in #17
Kimberly Clever ... Dancer
Joshua Collazo ... Dancer
David Frutos ... Dancer
Peter Loggins ... Dancer
Theresa Salazar ... Dancer

Thea Samuels ... Dancer
Christian Thompson ... Dancer
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jehshua Barnes ... Young Actor (uncredited)

Elina Madison ... Starlet (uncredited)

Marc Kenneth Robinson ... Police officer (uncredited)

Samantha Schacher ... Teenager (uncredited)

Desi Singh ... First Cab Driver (uncredited)

Directed by
David Lynch 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
David Lynch (written by)

Produced by
Pierre Edelman .... executive producer
Neal Edelstein .... producer
Joyce Eliason .... co-producer
Tony Krantz .... producer
Michael Polaire .... producer
Alain Sarde .... producer
Mary Sweeney .... producer
John Wentworth .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
Angelo Badalamenti 
 
Cinematography by
Peter Deming 
 
Film Editing by
Mary Sweeney 
 
Casting by
Johanna Ray 
 
Production Design by
Jack Fisk 
 
Art Direction by
Peter Jamison 
 
Set Decoration by
Barbara Haberecht 
 
Costume Design by
Amy Stofsky 
 
Makeup Department
Howard Berger .... special makeup effects artist
Martin Christopher .... additional makeup artist
Selina Jayne .... key makeup artist
Patricia Miller .... key hair stylist (as Patty Miller)
Greg Nicotero .... special makeup effects artist
Emjay Olson .... hair department head: additional photography shoot
Julie Pearce .... makeup department head
Katherine Rees .... hair stylist
Malanie J. Romero .... assistant makeup artist (as Malanie Romero)
Randy Westgate .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Julie M. Anderson .... production supervisor
Spike Allison Hooper .... post-production supervisor
Michael Polaire .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Scott Cameron .... first assistant director
John T. Churchill .... second assistant director
Mark Cotone .... first assistant director
David Fudge .... second assistant director
Michael Risoli .... second second assistant director
 
Art Department
Wade Bailey .... painter
Alan Baptiste .... set dresser
Earl Benton .... paint foreman
Paul Blizzard .... propmaker
Ken Booker .... set dresser
Kinney Booker .... set dresser
Tony Bridgers .... propmaker
Patrick Butcher .... propmaker
David T. Cannon .... propmaker foreman (as Dave Cannon)
Johnny D. Culley .... assistant property master
James N. Delaplane .... head paint foreman (as James Delaplane)
Laura J. DeRosa .... construction buyer
Joe Elvington .... labor foreman
William Ermi .... painter
Sean Everett .... property master (as Sean E. Markland)
Mariano Fernández .... propmaker
Chris Fielding .... set dresser
Josh Fifarek .... set designer
Jake Funk .... painter (as Jon Jacob Funk)
Steve A. Hagberg .... construction coordinator (as Steve Hagberg)
Hugh Hanna .... foreman
Scott Herbertson .... set designer
Peter Jehle .... propmaker
Mauricio Jimenez .... propmaker
Gene Kelly .... propmaker
Steven Kerlagon .... head paint foreman (as Steve Kerlagon)
Thomas D. Krausz .... construction foreman
David Lawrence .... labor foreman
Randlett King Lawrence .... general foreman (as Randy Lawrence)
Kimberly Leonard .... additional set decorator
Kimberly Leonard .... set dresser
David B. Long .... propmaker gang boss (as David Long)
Jonathan Melvoin .... propmaker (as Jon Melvoin)
Troy Parker .... propmaker
Steve Powell .... propmaker
Ric Rawlins .... painter (as Rick Rawlins)
Michael Robinson .... propmaker
Keith Sale .... set dresser
Jerry Schultz .... propmaker/gangboss
Chad Simpson .... paint foreman
Donald Spencer .... propmaker
Samuel J. Tell .... set dresser (as Sammy Tell)
Thomas Traugott .... lead man
Bobby L. Vaughn .... toolman (as Bobby Vaughn)
Josh Webb .... set dresser
Robert N. Williams .... propmaker (as Robert Williams)
Rebecca Young .... art department coordinator
Todd Young .... construction coordinator
Shane Buckallew .... lead plaster foreman (uncredited)
Jon Neill .... props: Prop & Custom Inc. (uncredited)
Jim Wallis .... set designer (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Bryan Arenas .... second re-recording engineer
Susan Cahill .... adr recordist (as Susan Gamsaragan)
Paul Timothy Carden .... adr supervisor (as Paul Carden)
Paul Timothy Carden .... foley editor (as Paul Carden)
Ronald Eng .... sound re-recording mixer (as Ron Eng)
Ronald Eng .... supervising sound editor (as Ron Eng)
Alan Freedman .... adr mixer
Patrick Giraudi .... dialogue predub mixer
Patrick Giraudi .... sound re-recording mixer
Mark Gordon .... dialogue editor
Randall Guth .... assistant sound editor (as Randy Guth)
Daniel S. Irwin .... dialogue editor (as Daniel Irwin)
Kevin Kubota .... boom operator
David Lynch .... sound designer
David Lynch .... sound re-recording mixer
William Munroe .... additional boom operator
John Neff .... sound re-recording mixer
Ed Novick .... production sound mixer (as Edward Novick)
Rocky Quiroz .... utility sound person
Susumu Tokunow .... production sound mixer
James Wright .... stereo sound consultant: Dolby (as James E. Wright)
Jirí Zobac .... sound engineer
James Bailey .... foley artist (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Philip Bartko .... special effects foreman
Jason Collins .... set supervisor: KNB Effects Group
Gary D'Amico .... special effects coordinator
David Domeyer .... special effects foreman
Chiz Hasegawa .... coordinator: KNB EFX Group
 
Visual Effects by
Minky Billups .... visual effects compositor
Scott Billups .... visual effects supervisor
David M. Blum .... digital artist
Rice Casenas .... digital artist
Tim Cutt .... digital artist
Adam Hawkey .... digital artist (as Adam S. Hawkey)
Jeff McLean .... digital artist
Jon Merrifield .... digital artist
Christopher Grandel .... trailer digital effects, Howard Anderson Company (uncredited)
Teod Tomlinson .... digital effects artist (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Brian Avery .... stunts
Joni Avery .... stunts
Jack Carpenter .... stunts
Laura Lee Connery .... stunt double: Lorraine
Charles Croughwell .... stunt coordinator (as Charlie Croughwell)
Corey Michael Eubanks .... stunts (as Corey Eubanks)
Jeremy Fitzgerald .... stunts
Samuel Le .... stunts
Janie Liszewski .... stunts (as Jamie Liszewski)
William Morts .... stunts (as Billy Morts)
Gail Luane Munian .... stunts
Denney Pierce .... stunt double: Adam
Dana Reed .... stunts
Scott Sproule .... stunts
Sonny Tipton .... stunts
Ryan Wilder .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Matthew J. Barden .... grip
Arthur Brandenberg .... grip
Cynthia Bystrak .... best boy grip
Bruce Carothers .... grip
Tim Collins .... best boy grip
Lisa K. Ferguson .... second assistant camera (as Lisa Ferguson)
Tommy 'Hooper' Flanagan .... grip (as Tom Flanagan)
Todd Griffith .... grip
Lisa Guerriero .... additional second assistant camera
Allan Heindl .... grip
Rick Herres .... rigging key grip (as Richard Herres)
William H. Hobson .... dolly grip (as William Hobson)
Michael Hoffer .... key grip
Paul Hughen .... camera operator
Dan Kneece .... Steadicam operator
Dennis M. Kuneff .... rigging best boy (as Dennis Kuneff)
Michael LaViolette .... chief lighting technician
Ken Longballa .... lighting technician
Steve Man .... Steadicam first assistant camera
Steven Mann .... Steadicam assistant
Trip Morey III .... camera loader (as Trip Morey)
Melissa Moseley .... still photographer
Rafael Peregrina .... grip
Scott Andrew Ressler .... first assistant camera
Mark Sadler .... lighting technician
Eric Sandlin .... assistant chief lighting technician
Pablo Santiago-Brandwein .... grip (as Pablo Santiago)
David Schmalz .... video assist operator
Philip Sloan .... key grip (as Phillip Sloan)
Cliff Sperry .... dolly grip
Penny Sprague .... additional first assistant camera
George Sugar .... lighting technician
Mark Vollmer .... grip
Paul Wilkowsky .... grip
David Wexler .... assistant camera (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Mary Jane Fendler .... casting associate
Chris Gray .... extras casting
Jessica Vogl .... casting assistant
Vivienne Williamson .... extras casting assistant (as Vivienne MacLeod-Williamson)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Lucinda Campbell .... costume supervisor
Daniel Dirks .... costumer (as Dan Dirks)
Courtney Fowles .... costumer
Bethany Gauthier .... costumer
Cheri Reed .... costume supervisor
Durinda Wood .... additional costume designer
 
Editorial Department
Arash Ayrom .... first assistant editor
Mo Henry .... negative cutter
Chris Jacobson .... colorist
Brian Johnson .... associate editor
Christine Kim .... second assistant editor
Mato .... color timer
Hilary Schroeder .... first assistant editor
Richard Schwartz .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Angelo Badalamenti .... conductor
The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra .... orchestra
Tanja Crouch .... music licensing
Stepán Konícek .... conductor: Prague (as Stepan Konicek)
David Lynch .... composer: additional music
John Neff .... composer: additional music
John Neff .... music editor
Bill Post .... composer: additional music
Doree Post .... composer: additional music
 
Transportation Department
Steven Birds .... driver (as Steve Birds)
Stephan Brooks .... driver
Lonnie Craig .... driver
Edith Ewing .... driver
Mickey Guinn .... driver
Christian Hagele .... driver
Larry Hardman .... driver
Marlo Hellerstein .... transportation captain
John Jarvis .... driver
Peter Mandel .... driver (as Pete Mandel)
Lawrence Markham .... driver
Vern McKinney .... driver
James A. Murphy .... driver (as Jim Murphy)
Russel Overstreet .... driver (as Russell Overstreet)
Michael Ralph Price .... driver (as Mike Price)
Richard Reedy .... driver
Mike Riportella .... transportation captain
Lowell D. Smith .... driver (as Lowell Smith)
Paul Stanbrough .... driver
Mike Stevens .... driver
Danny L. Swanson .... driver (as Dan Swanson)
David Teasley .... driver (as Dave Teasley)
Allan Yamauchi .... transportation coordinator
 
Other crew
Hilary Adahms .... stand-in: Ms. Watts (as Hilary Adams)
Joe Basile .... set production assistant
Angela Bright .... intern
Luis Brito .... catering chef
John T. Churchill .... on-set assistant: David Lynch (as John Churchill)
Sean Coffey .... apprentice
Hugo Cortez .... assistant chef
Erik Crary .... assistant: Mary Sweeney and Neal Edelstein
John Daud .... location production assistant
Julie Duvic .... location manager
Robb Earnest .... production coordinator
Rachel Florian .... production assistant
Rachael Lin Gallaghan .... production assistant
Cori Glazer .... script supervisor
Joe Hanna .... catering chef
Patrick G. Ingram .... set medic
Jay Johnson .... title designer: main titles
Jay Johnson .... main title design
Damiana Kamishin .... production assistant
Susan Kong .... assistant accountant
Kristi Lake .... production executive
Paxon Malloy .... set production assistant
Steve Marques .... payroll services
Holly McGovern .... assistant: Mary Sweeney and Neal Edelstein
Tom McGuire .... production consultant
David McKimmie .... production coordinator
Jill Meyers .... additional legal consultant
Jessica Milhollin .... production secretary
Christopher Miller .... location manager
Dan Muscarella .... technical services
Azalia O'Neal .... set medic
Gaye Pope .... executive assistant: David Lynch
Jean Quay .... set medic
Racer Rangel .... key set production assistant
Robin Ritter .... stand-in: Ms. Harring
Jim Roberts .... set medic
Jason Scheunemann .... on-set assistant: David Lynch
Sharlene D. Simmons .... craft service (as Sharlene Simmons)
Mike Sudrow .... weapons specialist
Damon Tinker .... production assistant
Mic Tomasi .... stand-in: Mr. Theroux (as Mick Tomasi)
Doug Towne .... production accountant
Grant Tucker .... assistant accountant
Carson Turner .... assistant location manager
Joshua Vancil .... production assistant
Maury Wray .... assistant: Michael Polaire
Robert 'Bobby Z' Zajonc .... aerial coordinator
Nathalie Radovic .... assistant to producer (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Barbara Orbison .... special thanks
Jennifer Syme .... dedicatee
 

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Also Known As:
"Mulholland Drive" - France, UK, USA (closing credits title)
"Mulholland Drive" - Israel (English title), Japan (English title) (imdb display title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for violence, language and some strong sexuality
Runtime:
147 min
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Certification:
Argentina:16 | Australia:MA | Belgium:KNT | Brazil:16 | Canada:14A (Alberta) | Canada:18A (British Columbia) | Canada:PA (Manitoba) | Canada:14 (Nova Scotia) | Canada:AA (Ontario) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Chile:18 | Finland:K-15 | France:U | Germany:16 | Iceland:16 | Ireland:15 | Israel:16 (TV rating) | Italy:T | Netherlands:16 | New Zealand:R16 | Norway:15 | Peru:18 | Portugal:M/16 | Singapore:R21 (cut) | South Korea:18 | Spain:18 | Sweden:15 | Switzerland:14 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:14 (canton of Vaud) | Switzerland:16 (canton of the Grisons) | UK:15 | USA:R (certificate #37982)

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Trivia:
David Lynch initially resisted Studio Canal's offer to provide additional funds to complete the Mulholland Dr. (1999) (TV) TV pilot as a feature film. Lynch's battles with ABC network executives had left him with a negative feeling about the project and the director felt he had run out of ideas for the storyline. When Lynch finally agreed to revisit the film, much to his horror he found that all the sets had been destroyed, and all of the costumes and props had been released by ABC (normally all sets, props and costumes for a possible TV series are carefully cataloged and stored for future use). Lynch claims this setback actually proved a blessing in disguise, however, when it finally generated new ideas about how to proceed with filming, and the director was able to come up with a satisfying conclusion to the story.See more »
Goofs:
Crew or equipment visible: During the long tracking shot of the mob goon (Kenny) entering the director's house, a crew member is reflected in the window.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Rita:What are you doing? We don't stop here.
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Soundtrack:
Sixteen ReasonsSee more »

FAQ

What actually happens in Mulholland Drive, and when?
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147 out of 233 people found the following review useful.
The Ultimate Rubik's Cube., 26 March 2002
Author: tfrizzell from United States

"Mulholland Dr." is something else. It is a film that will make you question your own sanity in many ways. Naomi Watts is the young, starry-eyed Canadian that wants to make it big in Hollywood. She is naive and thinks that dreams can come true if you want them bad enough. Watts discovers a very beautiful woman with amnesia (Laura Harring in a sizzling performance) in her aunt's house in L.A. and she becomes determined to help Harring out. Harring is mysterious and her near-fatal car crash occurred on the dark and winding Mulholland Dr. Throughout several oddball and very dark scenes take place. A young director (Justin Theroux) learns that Hollywood is run by strange underworld figures that are quiet, but ruthless. Another strange side-story is the mysterious man behind the diner that is seen in another character's dreams. An inept assassin also runs around causing unwanted trouble for himself and others. Then of course there are cameos by Robert Forster and Billy Ray Cyrus. The film twists into darkness as it progresses as Watts' and Harring's relationship turns sexual. A fine line between reality and fantasy is skewered and it comes down to a strange Pandora's box that holds the true secrets to "Mulholland Dr.". Oscar-nominated director David Lynch also shows that not all you see and hear is real, even though one's mind might think so. The film seems artificial at times, showing Hollywood as a nice place where dreams can come true. But then the dreams are turned into vivid nightmares of what could possibly be the true reality. David Lynch somehow makes this whole thing work and he makes it work beautifully in this reviewer's opinion. The film is a trumped-up version of "The Twilight Zone" and it adds many techniques that made Alfred Hitchcock the true master of suspense. Many wonder what this film is truly about. I am not sure. I am not sure Lynch even knows, but I am going to give it a shot. "Mulholland Dr." is the dark side of the human condition. It is a film that shows how easy one can lose one's soul if bad elements are let in. There are figures that seem somewhat supernatural to me in this movie. It seems that many of the characters are "messengers" that are all after one thing: Naomi Watts' soul. Watts lets the elements in and in the end she cannot overcome them. What she thinks she wants seems attractive on the outside, but there are cobras on the inside that will be too strong to fight off. In short, "Mulholland Dr." is a brilliant piece of film-making and it is brilliant due to its unique aspects and the fact that it is what one thinks it is. There is no right or wrong answer and it is a film that makes you think. "Mulholland Dr." is a complicated puzzle for the minds of cinema fanatics. 5 stars out of 5.

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