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Release Date:
20 September 2001 (Australia) See more »
Photographer Spencer Tunick travels the U.S. in search of volunteers to pose nude for his outlaw photo-shoots... See more » | Full synopsis »
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Body of Work by Thomas J. O'Connor See more (8 total) »


  (in credits order)
Spencer Tunick ... Himself (photographer)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Trey Anastasio ... Himself (Phish)
Fraya Berg ... Herself
Deborah Berman ... Herself
Reg Bowes ... Himself
Ken Q. Fine ... Himself
Teri Kelsh ... Herself
Ronald Kuby ... Himself (Tunick's attorney) (as Ron Kuby)
Tanysha Marbury ... Herself
Toby Mildenberger ... Herself
Mary Pascal ... Herself
Jonathan Porcelli ... Himself
Jerome Samuelson ... Himself
David Silver ... Himself
Michael Simmons ... Himself
Dan Speers ... Himself (as Dan Spears)
Patricia Tunick ... Herself
Molly Weyes ... Herself

Directed by
Arlene Nelson  (as Arlene Donnelly)
Produced by
Susie Arnett .... executive producer
Christine Bachas .... associate producer
Jennifer Chaiken .... producer
Christian Hoagland .... producer
Lawrence Miller .... producer: Midwest
Arlene Nelson .... producer (as Arlene Donnelly)
David Nelson .... producer
Sheila Nevins .... executive producer
Nicole Sciarrillo .... associate producer
Original Music by
Chris Hajian 
Leigh Roberts 
Cinematography by
Brett Albright 
Dave Linstrom 
Arlene Nelson  (as Arlene Donnelly)
Peter Rieveschl 
Film Editing by
Tom Donahue 
Casting by
Richard Pagano  (as Rick Pagano)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Terry Miller .... assistant director
Sound Department
Matt Israel .... sound mixer
Martin Mawyer .... opening sound montage
Mitch Osias .... sound designer
Rich Pooler .... sound
Theresa Radka .... sound
Neil Riha .... sound
Annie Sprinkle .... opening sound montage
Peter Zivkovic .... sound
Editorial Department
Niels Dachler .... additional editor
Krissy Bowler .... very special thanks
Doug Brand .... special thanks
Dick Brown .... special thanks
Jason Colton .... special thanks
Kelly Dennis .... special thanks
Mack Dolan .... special thanks
Tom Donahue .... very special thanks
Arthur Donnelly .... special thanks
Harold Rice Fahringer .... special thanks
Barry Frien .... special thanks
Sam Hamilton .... very special thanks
Al Hassas .... special thanks
Bob Hawk .... special thanks
Christian Hoagland .... extra special thanks
Julie Insogna .... special thanks
Julie Joell .... special thanks
Paul Judelson .... special thanks
Tim Kennelly .... special thanks
Robert Klass .... special thanks
Ronald Kuby .... special thanks (as Ron Kuby)
Peter Laarman .... special thanks
Eric Lemonides .... special thanks
Greg Mehok .... extra special thanks
Elizabeth Meyerson .... special thanks
Gerald Mocarsky .... special thanks
Helen Morrell .... special thanks
Tracy Morse .... special thanks
Jonathan Porcelli .... very special thanks
Gus Reyes .... very special thanks
Jerry Saltz .... special thanks
Roberto Schaefer .... special thanks
Curtis Sliwa .... special thanks
Calliope Sol .... special thanks
George Spyros .... special thanks
Patricia Tunick .... special thanks
Grady Turner .... special thanks
Ken Waddell .... extra special thanks

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Rated R for nudity and language
80 min

Did You Know?

Factual errors: The film is deceptively edited. Spencer Tunick did two Times Square shoots, one in 1997 and one in 1999. At the start of the film, his arrest at the 1999 shoot is incorporated into footage from the 1997 shoot. The Naked States tour happened 1997-98. The film makes it appear as if Spencer had criminal charges pending at the time of the tour.

Spencer's arrest and vindication are used to bookend the film. In fact, all that happened a year after the Naked States tour concluded.See more »
Movie Connections:
References Enemy of the State (1998)See more »
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5 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Body of Work by Thomas J. O'Connor, 20 December 2005

There are moments of undeniable beauty and grace in witnessing some of the transformative tales of those who freely posed nude for photographer Spencer Tunick during his five-month trek across the United States. One man communicates his own epiphany post photo shoot by noticing that being naked doesn't really reveal who a person is - it's the clothes, rather, by which a person defines himself.

In elevating his work above porn, Tunick often photographs the nude in large numbers. Placing the subjects against the background of daily life, amid urban streets or modern architecture, and in glorious black and white, some moving and timeless images have been created. The body of work Tunick has produced through this documented project alone will serve as noteworthy in the timeline of 21st century artisans.

Overlooking pacing and editing, the film (which oftentimes resembles an episode of MTV's "Road Rules") stands as a testament to artistic integrity and persistence of vision.

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