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Memento -- A man, suffering from short-term memory loss, uses notes and tattoos to hunt for the man he thinks killed his wife.

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Director:
Writers:
Christopher Nolan (screenplay)
Jonathan Nolan (short story "Memento Mori")
Contact:
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Release Date:
11 October 2000 (France) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Some memories are best forgotten
Plot:
A man, suffering from short-term memory loss, uses notes and tattoos to hunt for the man he thinks killed his wife. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 50 wins & 41 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Its not a gimmick, its something new See more (1985 total) »

Cast

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Directed by
Christopher Nolan 
 
Writing credits
Christopher Nolan (screenplay)

Jonathan Nolan (short story "Memento Mori")

Produced by
Christopher Ball .... co-executive producer (as Chris J. Ball)
Elaine Dysinger .... co-producer
Aaron Ryder .... executive producer
Emma Thomas .... associate producer
Jennifer Todd .... producer
Suzanne Todd .... producer
William Tyrer .... co-executive producer
 
Original Music by
David Julyan 
 
Cinematography by
Wally Pfister (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Dody Dorn 
 
Casting by
John Papsidera 
 
Production Design by
Patti Podesta 
 
Set Decoration by
Danielle Berman 
 
Costume Design by
Cindy Evans 
 
Makeup Department
Scott H. Eddo .... key makeup artist (as Scott Eddo)
Larry Waggoner .... key hair stylist
 
Production Management
Jenifer Chatfield .... post-production supervisor
Page Rosenberg-Marvin .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Michael Musteric .... second second assistant director (as Michael J. Musteric)
Robert Ohlandt .... second assistant director: second unit (as Robert J. Ohlandt)
Christopher Pappas .... first assistant director
Michelle Pappas .... second assistant director (as Michelle 'Muggs' Pappas)
Marlon Smith .... first assistant director: second unit
Chris Edmonds .... first assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Fanée Aaron .... draftsperson (as Fanee Aaron)
Patrick Bolton .... swing gang
Mark Lambert Bristol .... storyboard artist (as Mark Bristol)
Randy Budka .... set painter
Andrew Max Cahn .... draftsperson
Erik Carlson .... assistant art director (as P. Erik Carlson)
Lamont Carson .... propmaker
Walsh Carvalho .... swing gang (as Walsh Creek Carvalho)
Tessa Chasteen .... assistant property master (as Tessa 'Lucky' Chasteen)
Derek Christensen .... stand-by carpenter
Julia D'Agostino .... art department assistant
Dan Dorfer .... head painter foreman
Sean Fallon .... property master
J.J. Fleisher .... swing gang
Lilly Frank .... stand-by painter
Katie Gonzalez .... propmaker (as Katie Sanner)
William F. Graves II .... propmaker
Jay Hadley .... art department assistant
Jeff Leahy .... set painter
Gabriel Lopez .... propmaker
David Mocsary .... leadman
Marilyn Morgan .... on-set dresser
Liz Ruckdeschel .... art department assistant
Paul A. Still .... construction coordinator
Dan Wilson .... propmaker
Kenny Abney .... construction foreman (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Charlie Ajar Jr. .... sound recordist
Michael C. Casper .... sound re-recording mixer (as Michael Casper)
Norval D. Crutcher III .... adr supervisor (as Norval Crutcher III)
Norval D. Crutcher III .... dialogue editor (as Norval Crutcher III)
William Fiege .... sound mixer (as William M. Fiege)
Diana Flores .... adr recordist
Gary S. Gerlich .... supervising sound editor
Jeff Gomillion .... adr mixer
Alan Holly .... adr mixer
William Hooper .... sound effects editor
Richard LeGrand Jr. .... supervising sound editor
Dean Minnerly .... foley artist
Robert Muchnicki .... foley artist (as Rob Muchnicki)
Patrick O'Sullivan .... sound effects editor
Albert Romero .... foley mixer
Walter Spencer .... dialogue editor
Jonathan Wales .... sound re-recording mixer
Samuel Webb .... assistant sound editor
Ace Williams .... boom operator
Marilyn Graf .... foley editor (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Andrew Sebok .... special effects coordinator
 
Visual Effects by
Christopher Dusendschon .... digital imaging: THDX (uncredited)
Steven Emmert .... optical compositor: THDX (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Brian Avery .... stunts
Christopher Doyle .... stunts (as Chris Doyle)
Corey Michael Eubanks .... stunts (as Corey Eubanks)
Steve Hulin .... stunts
Julius LeFlore .... stunt coordinator (as Julius Leflore)
Monte Rex Perlin .... stunts (as Monte Perlin)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
David Bodin .... best boy grip
Kevin Chickanis .... key grip: second unit (as Kevin Chickauis)
Eric M. Davis .... lamp operator
Kenny Davis .... dolly grip
Cory Geryak .... gaffer
Bob Hall .... camera operator
D.J. Harder .... first assistant camera: second unit (as David J. Harder)
Toulouse Holliday .... best boy grip: second unit (as Shane Toulouse Holliday)
Richard James Hughes .... second assistant camera: second unit (as Rich Hughes)
Dan Lynch .... grip
Jim McComas .... best boy electric
Greg McEachen .... lamp operator (as Gregory E. McEachen)
Daniel C. McFadden .... second assistant camera
Jason Newton .... key grip
Daniel Rothenberg .... still photographer (as Danny Rothenberg)
Daniel C. Rothenberg .... still photographer (as Danny Rothenberg)
Landon Ruddel .... gaffer (as Landen Ruddell)
Joaquin Sedillo .... director of photography: second unit
Philip Shanahan .... first assistant camera (as Phil Shanahan)
Don Spiro .... lamp operator
R. Michael Stringer .... grip
Rachel Wells .... lamp operator
Erin Franklyn .... grip (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Barbara Harris .... adr voice casting
Terrence Harris .... casting associate (as Terence Harris)
Wendy O'Brien .... casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Anne Laoparadonchai .... set costumer
Laura Marolakos .... assistant costume designer
 
Editorial Department
Jamie Burris .... post-production assistant
Don Capoferri .... color timer
Mike Grant .... first assistant editor
Mato .... color timer (as Mato Der Avanessian)
Cybele O'Brien .... apprentice editor
Michael Matsumoto .... post-production assistant (uncredited)
Chris Miller .... post-production services (uncredited)
 
Music Department
David Klotz .... music supervisor
Mikael Sandgren .... music editor
 
Transportation Department
Robert Blatchford .... driver
Bruce Callahan .... driver
John Cardos .... driver (as John Bud Cardos)
Gary DeVoe .... driver (as Gary Devoe)
Dan Duffy .... driver
Joe Feeney .... transportation captain (as Joseph R. Feeney)
Denise Fligg .... driver
P. Gerald Knight .... transportation coordinator
Charles Newland .... driver
Shaun Ryan .... driver
Steve Shoemaker .... driver (as Steve 'Shoe' Shoemaker)
Keven Simmons .... driver (as Keven Hale Simmons)
Travis Stake .... driver
Dan O. Wiseman .... driver
J. Armin Garza II .... driver: camera car (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Brent Amelingmeier .... executive: Newmarket
Terrence Beasor .... adr voice
Elizabeth A. Bergman .... post-production accountant (as Elizabeth Bergman)
Jose Carrillo .... chef helper
Rene Cogan .... executive: Newmarket
John B. Crye .... executive: Newmarket (as John Crye)
Vicki Davis .... adr voice
John DeMita .... adr voice (as John Demita)
Judi M. Durand .... adr voice (as Judi Durand)
Russ Fega .... location manager
Bennett Fidlow .... additional legal services (as Bennett J. Fidlow)
Efrain Figueroa .... adr voice
Greg Finley .... adr voice
Jeff Fischer .... adr voice
Antonio García .... chef
Steve Gehrke .... script supervisor (as Steven R. Gehrke)
David Guilbeau .... craft service (as Cajun Guilbeau)
Linda Hawkins .... executive: Newmarket
Erika Hemmerle .... assistant: Jennifer Todd
Rafael Hernandez .... chef helper
Doris Hess .... adr voice
Frank S. Johnson .... assistant: Suzanne Todd (as Frank Johnson)
Monica Kenyon .... key set production assistant (as Monica M. Kenyon)
Christina Kim .... assistant production coordinator
Kenneth Kim .... executive: Newmarket
Chad Lane .... stand-in
Amanda Lawrence .... publicist
Scott Leclau .... executive: Newmarket
Larry T. Lewis .... production coordinator
Ed McGrady .... production assistant
Denise Mora .... first assistant accountant
Bob Neill .... adr voice
Jonathan Nolan .... production assistant (as Jonah Nolan)
Scott Pierce .... stand-in
Debra Pollack .... executive: Newmarket
William M. Povletich .... production accountant (as William Povletich)
Michelle Purple .... assistant: Suzanne Todd (as Michelle Glass)
Jasan Sherman .... assistant location manager (as Howie Sherman)
Audrey Tallard .... production assistant
Marianne E. Titiriga .... assistant: Jennifer Todd (as Marianne Titiriga)
Rhonda Wheelan .... craft service
Cindy Wilkinson Kirven .... executive: Newmarket
Anthony Woods .... first aid
Jenny Worman .... stand-in
Charlie Yook .... production assistant
Ruth Zalduondo .... adr voice
John B. Crye .... story editor (uncredited)
Bridgette Kelley .... additional script supervisor (uncredited)
Frederic Perrin .... caterer (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Howard Abramson .... special thanks
Dan Aloni .... special thanks
Chris Andrews .... special thanks
Keya Khayatian .... special thanks
Nancy Kirhoffer .... special thanks
Gleb Klioner .... special thanks
Stephanie Reuler .... special thanks
Vanessa Ryder .... special thanks
Michael Schenkman .... special thanks
Michael Schlitt .... special thanks
Todd Schulkin .... special thanks
Diane Upson .... special thanks
Patrick Wachsberger .... special thanks
Cal Worthington .... special thanks
Henry Wrenn-Meleck .... special thanks
 
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MPAA:
Rated R for violence, language and some drug content
Runtime:
113 min
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Aspect Ratio:
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Certification:
Argentina:13 | Australia:MA | Brazil:16 | Canada:14A | Chile:14 | Finland:K-15 | France:U | Germany:16 | Hong Kong:IIB | Iceland:14 | Ireland:18 (original rating) | Ireland:15 (re-rating) | Japan:PG-12 | Mexico:B | Netherlands:16 | New Zealand:R16 | Norway:15 | Portugal:M/12 | Singapore:NC-16 | Singapore:PG (censored version) | South Korea:15 | Spain:13 | Spain:16 (re-rating) | Sweden:15 | Switzerland:14 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:14 (canton of Vaud) | UK:15 | USA:R (certificate #37211)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
The medical condition experienced by Leonard in this film is a real condition called Anterograde Amnesia - the inability to form new memories after damage to the hippocampus. During the 1950s, doctors treated some forms of epilepsy by removing parts of the temporal lobe, resulting in the same memory problems.See more »
Goofs:
Audio/visual unsynchronized: When Leonard and Teddy are in the diner, Teddy says "What about John G.? You think he's still here?" When the scene cuts back to Leonard, the line "You think he's still here?" is heard, but Teddy's mouth isn't moving.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Leonard Shelby:[voiceover] So where are you? You're in some motel room. You just - you just wake up and you're in - in a motel room. There's the key. It feels like maybe it's just the first time you've been there, but perhaps you've been there for a week, three months. It's - it's kind of hard to say. I don't - I don't know. It's just an anonymous room.
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Soundtrack:
Do the BoogalooSee more »

FAQ

Is there any significance to the fontstyles of Leonard's tattooes?
Why are pages missing in the police report?
How much sex, violence, and profanity are in this movie?
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172 out of 237 people found the following review useful.
Its not a gimmick, its something new, 9 May 2001
Author: jbparker from Los Angeles

Yes, it's true. The entire movie is based on a gimmick. However, I honestly feel that this does not cheapen the picture in the slightest bit. I loved every scene; discovering information as our lead character discovered it. It demands a second and third viewing, as there are many subtleties and quick flashes that may not be picked up on the first time around. Its one of the most original films ever made, and for people who scoff at the concept of not having a short-term memory, it actually is a real condition. Watch this movie. And, please pay attention. The performances are wonderful, and its structured magnificently.

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