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9 March 2002 (USA) See more »
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When a small town comes face to face with murder, everybody has a tale to tell. See more »
Plot:
The true story of an American town in the wake of the murder of Matthew Shepard. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Nominated for 4 Primetime Emmys. Another 5 wins & 13 nominations See more »
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Very important and moving See more (74 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Kathleen Chalfant ... Anonymous Female Rancher

Laura Linney ... Sherry Johnson

Peter Fonda ... Doctor Cantway

Jeremy Davies ... Jedadiah Schultz

Nestor Carbonell ... Moisés Kaufman

Camryn Manheim ... Rebecca Hilliker
Andy Paris ... Stephen Belber

Grant Varjas ... Greg Pierotti (as Grant James Varjas)
Kelli Simpkins ... Leigh Fondakowski

Clea DuVall ... Amanda Gronich
Billie McBride ... Waitress
Bill Christ ... Man on the Porch

Frances Sternhagen ... Marge Murray
Regina Krueger ... Alison Mears

Michael Emerson ... Reverend

Margo Martindale ... Trish Steger

Steve Buscemi ... Doc O'Connor

Christina Ricci ... Romaine Patterson
Greg Pierotti ... Jon Peacock

Janeane Garofalo ... Catherine Connolly
John McAdams ... Jonas Slonaker

Joshua Jackson ... Matt Galloway
Michael K. Osborn ... Murdock Cooper
Anne Cloud ... Kristin Price

Mark Webber ... Aaron McKinney

Ben Foster ... Aaron Kreifels

Lois Smith ... Lucy Thompson
Leslie Henson ... Catherine Connolly's Partner
Garrett Neergaard ... Russell Henderson
Daniel Ahearn ... Arraignment Judge

Amy Madigan ... Reggie Fluty

Clancy Brown ... Rob Debree

Tom Bower ... Father Roger Schmit

Steef Sealy ... Bill McKinney (as Steve Sealy)
Pat Mahoney ... Sgt. Hing
Jim Hooley ... Reporter #1

Jacquie Palisi ... Reporter #2
Nancy Phillips ... Reporter #3
Nelson Embleton ... Anonymous Male Rancher
Craig Stout ... Governor Jim Geringer

Barbara Pitts ... Sherry Aanenson

Dylan Baker ... Rulon Stacey

Stephen Belber ... Anonymous Friend of Aaron McKinney

Noah Fleiss ... Shannon Shingleton

Summer Phoenix ... Jen Malmskog
John Lodico ... Conrad Miller
Bhavna de Montebello ... Zubaida Ula (as Bhavana Kundanmal)
Amanda Gronich ... Zackie Salmon
Mercedes Herrero ... Pam Sears

Bill Irwin ... Harry Woods

James Murtaugh ... Reverend Fred Phelps

Richard Riehle ... Henderson Trial Judge

Terry Kinney ... Dennis Shepard
Lou Anne Wright ... Judy Shepard
Ben Fuhrman ... McKinney Trial Judge

John Nance ... Jury Foreman
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Dawn E. Anderson ... Angel (uncredited)
Carrie Anderson-Kincaid ... Reporter (uncredited)

Dave Aquino ... Reporter (uncredited)

Kevin Aviance ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Michael Bravo ... Orderly (uncredited)

Lauren Bulloch ... Reggie's Daughter (uncredited)

Bill Clinton ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Teresa Cocas ... TV Reporter (uncredited)

Zach Cumer ... Rev. Fred Phelps' Younger Son (uncredited)

Ellen DeGeneres ... Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Nicholas DiNardo ... Reverend's Son (uncredited)
Payton Dunham ... Motel Clerk (uncredited)

Vanessa Lunnon ... Matthew's Friend (uncredited)

Joey Naber ... Extra (uncredited)
Jason Niedbalski ... Extra (uncredited)
Stanley Roach ... County Sheriff (uncredited)

K. Harrison Sweeney ... Chief Tolley (uncredited)

Directed by
Moisés Kaufman 
 
Writing credits
Moisés Kaufman (play)

Moisés Kaufman (screenplay)

Stephen Belber  play (as Tectonic Theatre)
Stephen Belber  screenplay (as Tectonic Theatre)
Leigh Fondakowski  play (as Tectonic Theatre)
Leigh Fondakowski  screenplay (as Tectonic Theatre)
Amanda Gronich  play (as Tectonic Theatre)
Amanda Gronich  screenplay (as Tectonic Theatre)
Jeffrey LaHoste  play (as Tectonic Theatre)
Jeffrey LaHoste  screenplay (as Tectonic Theatre)
John McAdams  play (as Tectonic Theatre)
John McAdams  screenplay (as Tectonic Theatre)
Andy Paris  play (as Tectonic Theatre)
Andy Paris  screenplay (as Tectonic Theatre)
Greg Pierotti  play (as Tectonic Theatre)
Greg Pierotti  screenplay (as Tectonic Theatre)
Barbara Pitts  play (as Tectonic Theatre)
Barbara Pitts  screenplay (as Tectonic Theatre)
Kelli Simpkins  play (as Tectonic Theatre)
Kelli Simpkins  screenplay (as Tectonic Theatre)
Stephen Wangh  play (as Tectonic Theatre)
Stephen Wangh  screenplay (as Tectonic Theatre)

Produced by
Declan Baldwin .... producer
Peter Cane .... co-executive producer
Anne Carey .... executive producer
Roy Gabay .... co-executive producer
Ted Hope .... executive producer
Ross Katz .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Peter Golub 
 
Cinematography by
Terry Stacey (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Brian A. Kates 
 
Casting by
Ann Goulder 
 
Production Design by
Dan Leigh 
 
Art Direction by
Tim Duffy 
 
Set Decoration by
Paul Sjoberg 
 
Costume Design by
Katie Saunders 
 
Makeup Department
Tanya Barnes .... assistant hair stylist
Laura Lee R. Frye .... additional hair stylist
Claus Lulla .... key makeup artist
Rosanne Reid .... key hair stylist
Jeannete Sörensen Hickok .... assistant makeup artist (as Jeannete Sorenson-Hickok)
Laura Van Wagner .... additional makeup artist
 
Production Management
Bernadette Lee .... production supervisor
Pamela Winn-Barnett .... post-production executive (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Elki Neiberger .... second second assistant director
Rob Sackett .... additional second assistant director
Chip Signore .... first assistant director
Joe Smalley .... second assistant director
Denise Strong .... second assistant director
Vincent G. Gonzales .... second second assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Paul Alman .... swing gang
Robin Bartlett-Asnicar .... assistant property master
Chad Branham .... on-set dresser
Jamie A. Curl .... assistant set decorator (as Jamie Curl)
Jerry Duke .... leadman
James Wiley Fowler .... scenic painter (as James Fowler)
Dylan Kiszlowski .... property master
Govenor Landrum .... property assistant
Andrea Martin .... art department production assistant
Garry Moore .... set dresser
Garry Moore .... swing gang
Paul T. Rawley .... swing gang (as Paul Rawley)
Ric Rawlins .... charge scenic
William Sewell .... art department coordinator
Geoffrey Worstell .... set dresser
 
Sound Department
Robert Abbott .... sound mixer
Rick Ash .... re-recording mixer
Jamie Baker .... foley recordist
Rachel Chancey .... assistant sound editor
Devendra Damon Cleary .... sound utility (as Devendra Cleary)
Paul Drenning .... adr mixer
Earl Howard .... sound designer: synthesizer
Thomas Kodros .... stereo sound consultant: Dolby (as Tom Kodros)
Andy Kris .... re-recording mixer
Andy Kris .... supervising sound editor
Machine Head .... sound designer
Dave Paterson .... additional sound effects editor (as Dave Patterson)
Jay Peck .... foley artist
Mary Ellen Porto .... dialogue editor
Lenny Rabinowitz .... adr recording engineer
D. Chris Smith .... sound effects editor
Gerard Vernice .... boom operator
Michael Kamper .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
Glenn T. Morgan .... adr editor (uncredited)
Glenn T. Morgan .... adr supervisor (uncredited)
Glenn T. Morgan .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
Richie Nieto .... sound editor (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Michael Kaidbey .... online editor: digital intermediate
Dan'l Linehan .... graphics
Ann Monn .... Flame artist
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Mark Alston .... company electric
Dennis Baker .... additional grip
Keith Banks .... additional electric (as Keith H. Banks)
Kip Bogdahn .... camera operator
Kip Bogdahn .... director of photography: second unit
Tod Boyle .... second assistant camera
Oliver Cary .... first assistant camera
Dan Cheatham .... company grip
Mike Duran .... additional grip
Nelson Goforth .... additional electric
Justin Griesinger .... additional electric
James Hatridge .... company electric (as James L. Hatridge)
Jay Hunter .... additional electric
Jerry Jencks .... key grip
Eric Liebowitz .... still photographer
Ann Lukacs .... camera operator: "b" camera
Robert Muratore .... additional electric
Robert C. Murphy .... additional electric
Dane Peterson .... additional electric
Steve Ramsey .... gaffer
Renette Saba .... camera loader
George Trobaugh .... additional grip
Steve Van Ness .... best boy electric
Gary Vassos .... additional electric
Michael Wieben .... dolly grip (as Michael 'Big Dog' Wieben)
David Youngs .... best boy grip (as Dave 'Monkey' Youngs)
Scott Zuchowski .... company grip
 
Casting Department
Rachel Carey .... principals casting assistant
Chris Farrell .... extras casting
Anne Johns .... extras casting assistant
Peggy Larson .... principals casting: Denver
Dara Shalette .... principals casting assistant: Denver
Troy Vincent .... extras casting assistant (as Troy Joe Vincent)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Annette Holt .... costumer
Mimi Kaupe .... costumer
Kelly Andrew King .... key costumer (as Kelly A. King)
 
Editorial Department
Randy Beveridge .... senior colorist
Craig Budrick .... telecine colorist
Rachel Chancey .... assistant editor
Joy Gaston .... telecine colorist
Jason Guberman .... post-production coordinator
Florence Holdeman .... post-production intern
Spike Allison Hooper .... digital intermediate supervisor
Chris Regan .... color timer
Marin Sander-Holzman .... post-production intern
Stan Sztaba .... negative cutter
Patricia Sztaba .... negative cutter (uncredited)
 
Location Management
Lad DeGlopper .... location unit manager (as Larry DeGlopper)
Payton Dunham .... location assistant
Hatton Littman .... location coordinator (as F. Hatton Littman)
Rob Manning .... assistant location manager
Janel Peterson .... location scout
Mike S. Ryan .... location manager
Tony Shawcross .... location intern
 
Music Department
P.J. Bloom .... music consultant
Gary Chester .... score mixer
Gary Chester .... score recordist
Missy Cohen .... music editor
Peter Golub .... conductor
Peter Golub .... orchestrator
Peter Golub .... score producer
William Holab .... music preparation
Evyen Klean .... music consultant
Alison LaCourse .... music assistant
Jeffrey Levine .... music preparation
Marc Ribot .... musician: guitar
Alex Steyermark .... music supervisor
Alex Steyermark .... score producer
Kurt Wolff .... music researcher
 
Transportation Department
George Armstrong .... driver
Frank Braham .... driver
Rhonda Hansen .... driver
Phil Helman .... transportation coordinator
Regina Krueger .... driver
Darryl Maggs .... driver
Anna Maxwell .... driver
Eddie McGarraugh .... driver
Juliette Mondot .... driver
Patricia Moser .... driver
Vern Porter .... driver
Rita Schafer .... driver
Dennis J. Steele .... transportation captain (as Dennis Steele)
Gene Ungersma .... driver
 
Other crew
Sam Allen .... media consultant
Jeff Archuleta .... production assistant
Donna Block .... assistant post-production accountant
Jason Block .... post-production accountant
Susan H. Bodine .... legal counsel: Epstein, Levinsohn, Bodine, Hurwitz & Weinstein (as Susan Bodine)
Lisa Boehm .... office production assistant
Marc V. Boor .... set production assistant
Seth Brandon .... set production assistant
Sonja Caudill .... set production assistant
Alison Cohen .... production counsel (as Alison S. Cohen)
Justin Crowe .... production intern
Bill Dorais .... production intern (as Bill Dorias)
Deb Dyer .... production accountant
Kris Farris .... production assistant
Leigh Fondakowski .... production consultant
Patrick Friedauer .... unit production assistant
Charlene Galway .... catering staff
Jennifer Gillespie .... production coordinator
C.J. Grammar .... media consultant (as CJ Grammar)
Jason Guberman .... assistant to executive producer
Lamia Guellati .... assistant: Ted Hope
Heather Hauptman .... food stylist
Josh Haynie .... project manager
George 'Skip' Henfling .... first assistant accountant
Kelly L. Herndon .... production intern
Scooter Jackson .... security
Tanner Kling .... production secretary
Sara Lane .... payroll accountant
Jesse Lassiter .... production intern
Susannah Lupert .... assistant: Anne Carey
MaryLynn Malone .... accounting clerk
MaryLynn Malone .... medical consultant
Donna Marzulli .... catering staff
Ross Miller .... insurance: D.R. Reiff & Associates
Joey Naber .... adr voice
Zach Orenczak .... Backcountry logistics coordinator
Loretta Polizzi .... script supervisor
Julie Rasmussen .... assistant to vice president of production
Bradley D. Reed .... production assistant
Sheri Rossi .... production assistant
Robin Slusser .... credit designer
Debbie Stampfle .... office production assistant
Steven Thrasher .... assistant: Declan Baldwin
Susanna Wang .... production intern
David White .... unit production assistant
Kristen Wolfe .... office assistant: Laramie
Jonah Zeiger .... assistant: Steve Buscemi
Lynnanne Zager .... adr voice (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Stephanie Two Eagles .... the producers would like to thank
Gayle Francis .... the producers would like to thank
Mara Isaacs .... the producers would like to thank
Jeffrey LaHoste .... the producers would like to thank
Denise Strong .... the producers would like to thank
 

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97 min
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Based on the actual people and events connected to the tragic death of a young gay student Matthew Shepard who became the victim of a widespread homophobia back in October 1998. His death led to a global acceptance of LGBT population as equal citizens.See more »
Quotes:
Dennis Shepard:My son, Matthew, did not look like a winner. He was rather uncoordinated and wore braces from the age of 13 until the day he died. However in his all-too-brief life, he proved that he was a winner. On October 6th 1998, he tried to show the world he could win again...See more »
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27 out of 32 people found the following review useful.
Very important and moving, 7 January 2003
Author: jessreed

I knew when I first heard about the project to put The Laramie Project on-screen that I wanted to see it. I knew, too, that I would find it moving and touching and probably a bit depressing. What I did not know, however, is that it would remind me of my own responsibility to live out loud and honestly. I remember being numb to Matthew Shepherd's death at the time it occurred, thinking how this is just one person out of the thousands whose similar experiences are never heard, so what makes him so special.

What I realized while I watched the film is that it is precisely because he is no more special than other human being that makes his story important, because it could be any gay person's story, even any minority person's story, and whatever draws attention to matters of hate and violence in the name of fear is crucial to the fight for equality of all people.

I realized while watching this film that I let loved ones in my life get away with language that I wouldn't take from a stranger, ignorant comments about how I don't make them uncomfortable because I don't "flaunt my gayness." Seemingly harmless words like "live and let live" are really saying "I will live however I want, and you can live however you want as long as I don't have to hear about it."

The Laramie Project reminded me how precious freedom is and how puritan this supposedly free country still is. I wish this film would become a part of school curriculum, part of office training on sensitivity--it should be viewed by everyone of both sides of the "gay issue." I hope it serves to change some minds.

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