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One Hour Photo -- An alienated photo-finisher's obsession with a seemingly ordinary family culminates in his bizarre confrontation with an unfaithful father.
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One Hour Photo -- An employee of a one-hour photo lab becomes obsessed with a young suburban family.


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Writer (WGA):
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Robin Williams ... Seymour Parrish

Connie Nielsen ... Nina Yorkin

Michael Vartan ... Will Yorkin

Dylan Smith ... Jakob Yorkin

Erin Daniels ... Maya Burson

Paul Hansen Kim ... Yoshi Araki

Lee Garlington ... Waitress

Gary Cole ... Bill Owens
Marion Calvert ... Mrs. Von Unwerth
David Moreland ... Mr. Siskind
Shaun P. O'Hagan ... Young Father

Jim Rash ... Amateur Porn Guy

Nick Searcy ... Repairman

Dave Engfer ... Sav-Mart Clerk

Jimmy Shubert ... Soccer Coach

Eriq La Salle ... Det. James Van Der Zee

Clark Gregg ... Det. Paul Outerbridge

Andy Rolfes ... Officer Lyon (as Andrew A. Rolfes)

Carmen Mormino ... Officer Bravo
Izrel Katz ... Superintendent

Peter Mackenzie ... Hotel Desk Manager

Andy Comeau ... Duane

Robert Clotworthy ... Eye Surgeon
Jesse Borja ... Cook
Jeana Wilson ... Nurse
Megan Corletto ... Risa Owens
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kenneth Dixon ... Security Guard (uncredited)

Noah Forrest ... Cop (uncredited)

Kristin Quick ... Diner Girl (uncredited)

Mark Romanek ... Little Boy in Photos (uncredited)

Wayne Wilderson ... Booking Clerk (uncredited)

Directed by
Mark Romanek 
Writing credits
Mark Romanek (written by)

Produced by
Jeremy W. Barber .... executive producer
Robert Katz .... associate producer
Pamela Koffler .... producer
Robert B. Sturm .... executive producer
Christine Vachon .... producer
John Wells .... executive producer
Stan Wlodkowski .... producer
Original Music by
Reinhold Heil 
Johnny Klimek 
Cinematography by
Jeff Cronenweth (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Jeffrey Ford 
Casting by
Deborah Aquila 
Tricia Wood 
Production Design by
Tom Foden 
Art Direction by
Michael Manson 
Set Decoration by
Tessa Posnansky 
Costume Design by
Arianne Phillips 
Makeup Department
Cheri Minns .... key makeup artist
Stephen Robinette .... assistant hair stylist (as Steve Robinette)
Suzanne Rodier .... makeup artist
Toni-Ann Walker .... key hair stylist
Timothy Huizing .... special makeup effects artist (uncredited)
Todd Masters .... prosthetic effects (uncredited)
Production Management
Stan Wlodkowski .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Seth Edelstein .... second assistant director
Noga Isackson .... first assistant director
Bradley Morris .... second second assistant director
Jason Dudek .... third assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
David Agajanian .... on-set dresser
Steven Atwell .... swing gang
Christine Berges .... art department coordinator
Gary L. Brennan .... propmaker (as Gary Brennan)
Clovis Chamberet .... buyer (as Clovis Chambaret)
Elizabeth Colomba .... visual consultant (as E. Colomba)
Larce Crawford .... construction foreman
Sam Dean .... propmaker (as Samuel E. Dean)
Joe Del Monte .... construction coordinator
Josh Ian Elliott .... on-set dresser (as Josh Elliott)
Brendan C. Fenton .... set dresser (as Brendan Fenton)
Jeannine Fenton .... swing gang
Lilly Frank .... painter (as Lilly 'Kristin' Frank)
Sean Gallagher .... propmaker
Jimmy Garcia .... painter
Robert Loyal Good .... assistant property master
Andy Gregory .... swing gang
Rod Gregory .... swing gang
Dane Junod .... assistant property master
Colin Thomas Kass .... propmaker (as Colin Kaas)
Brian Kent .... swing gang (as Brian Kent Rogers)
Scott Kitchen .... propmaker
Aaron Mays .... propmaker (as John Aaron Mays)
Alberto Miyares .... propmaker
Melissa Mollo .... graphic designer
Michele Munoz .... buyer (as Michele Muñoz)
Chris Nakayama .... propmaker gang boss
Eric Reichardt .... paint gang boss
Bob Renna .... on-set dresser
Charles Reyes .... propmaker
Marc Richards .... painter
Robin Richesson .... illustrator
Glenn Rivers .... set designer
Steve Salazar .... propmaker
Keith Sawyer .... lead scenic
Rod Scheuerman .... propmaker
Michael Sexton .... property master
Tim Snowber .... leadman
Mike Stanley .... painter
Carl J. Stensel .... set designer (as Carl Stensel)
Gary Tuers .... assistant property master (as Gary F. Tuers)
Sound Department
Matthew C. Beville .... adr mixer
Richard Burnette .... mix facility coordinator
Michael C. Casper .... sound re-recording mixer
John Chandler .... transfer
Patrick Cusack .... sound editorial assistant
Andrew DeCristofaro .... supervising sound editor
Brian Emrich .... sound designer
David Esparza .... sound editorial assistant
John Michael Fanaris .... sound effects coordinator
Amy Hammer .... mix facility coordinator
Laura Macias .... foley artist
Michael A. Morongell .... sound mixing engineer
Chris Navarro .... adr recordist
Nancy Nugent .... adr editor (as Nancy K. Nugent)
Nancy Nugent .... dialogue editor (as Nancy K. Nugent)
Todd Overton .... boom operator
Michael Payne .... sound designer
Michael Payne .... sound effects supervisor
Andy Peach .... mixing recordist
Stephen P. Robinson .... sound effects editor
Sean Rowe .... foley artist
Dan Scolnik .... foley assistant (as Daniel Scolnik)
John C. Stuver .... adr editor
John C. Stuver .... dialogue editor
Eric Thompson .... adr mixer
Eric Thompson .... foley mixer
Richard Van Dyke .... sound mixer
Jonathan Wales .... sound re-recording mixer
Tim Walston .... sound effects editor
Corey Woods .... cable person
Michael Axinn .... supervising assistant sound editor (uncredited)
David Horner .... adr mixer (uncredited)
Shawn Kennelly .... foley mixer (uncredited)
Martin Schloemer .... adr recordist (uncredited)
John Soukup .... sound transfer (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Steve Dearth .... special effects technician
David Peterson .... special effects coordinator
Joel P. Blanchard .... special effects technician (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Johnny Alves .... digital artist: BUF
Richard 'Dr.' Baily .... digital animator: Image Savant
Gil Baron .... visual effects artist: Method
Valerie Delahaye .... production: Buf
Christophe Dupuis .... supervising CG artist: Buf
Marjorie Hebrard .... production: Buf
Neysa Horsburgh .... visual effects executive producer: Method
Justin M. Lane .... visual effects producer: Method (as Justin Lane)
Mark Alan Loso .... visual effects artist: A52
Scott McNiel .... visual effects artist: Method
Michael Mongrieff .... film scanning and recording: E-Film
Joe Morrison .... visual effects apprentice: Method
Cedric Nicolas-Troyan .... visual effects artist: Method (as Cedric Nicolas)
Brandon Sanders .... visual effects apprentice: Method
Chris Staves .... visual effects supervisor: Method
Scott Taylor .... technical engineer: Method Studios
K. Susan Thurmond .... visual effects producer: A52 (as Susan Thurmond)
Andreas Wacker .... technical support: Method
Ashley Beck .... visual effects artist (uncredited)
Mark Sawicki .... optical camera (uncredited)
Danielle Burgio .... stunts
Ritchie Copenhaver .... stunts
Marguerite Happy .... stunts
Ben Scott .... stunt coordinator (as Ben R. Scott)
Walter Scott .... stunt coordinator
Lee Smith .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Doug Aitken .... additional property photographer
Steve Austin .... video playback supervisor
Michael Brennan .... dolly grip (as Mike Brennan)
Billy Clevenger .... camera operator
Tim Cronenweth .... photographer: additional inserts
Jeff Cutter .... photographer: additional inserts
François Duhamel .... still photographer
Jean-Yves Escoffier .... photographer: additional inserts (as Jean Yves Escoffier)
Greg Etheredge .... lamp operator
Brian Evans .... best boy electric
Russell Lee Fine .... additional prop photographer (as Russell L. Fine)
F.J. Eric Holzer .... company grip
Wilfried Jeanblanc .... video operator
David Kanner .... camera loader
Gary Kanner .... second assistant camera
Dan Kneece .... Steadicam operator
Michael Krajci .... second assistant camera
Ed Maloney .... chief lighting technician
Michael E. Matteson .... key rigging grip
Daniel Page McDonough .... first assistant camera (as Daniel P. McDonough)
Robert Morales .... video assistant
Greg Mustin .... key grip
Jason Palinkas .... company grip
Brian Perry .... best boy grip
Alexia C. Pilat .... additional prop photographer (as Alexia Pilat)
Coliena Rentmeester .... still photographer: props (as Coliena Rentmeister)
Clive Richards .... lamp operator
Harold Skinner .... lamp operator
Pablo Suarez .... company grip
Elizabeth Ziegler .... Steadicam operator
Samuel R. Harrison III .... video assist operator (uncredited)
Ann Rabin .... assistant camera: insert unit (uncredited)
David D. Scott .... 24 frame video operator (uncredited)
Jarred Waldron .... gaffer: additional unit (uncredited)
Casting Department
Jennifer Bender .... extras casting
Johnny Gidcomb .... voice casting: Loop De Loop
Mariann H.W. Lee .... extras casting
Barbara Fiorentino .... additional casting: Child Search (uncredited)
Christian Kaplan .... executive in charge of casting (uncredited)
Kelly O'Brien .... casting assistant (uncredited)
Jennifer L. Smith .... casting associate (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Derek J. Baskerville .... costumer: Robin Williams
Alix Hester .... set costumer
Renee Madison .... set costumer (as Renee Madison-Macdonald)
Gerardo Rosette .... tailor
Hope Slepak .... costume supervisor (as Hope B. Slepak)
Sanford Slepak .... key costumer (as Sandy Slepak)
Editorial Department
Bill Balas .... post-production assistant
Gary Burritt .... negative cutter
Glenn Cowan .... assistant editor
Justine Halliday .... first assistant editor
Maurissa Horwitz .... apprentice editor
Jim Passon .... color timer
Kimberly L. Sewell .... assistant editor
Jason A. Wallace .... post-production assistant
Music Department
Lisa Bauman-Wasiak .... music clearances (as Lisa Bauman Wasiak)
Chris Douridas .... music supervisor
Darrell Hall .... music editor
Reinhold Heil .... score mixer
Bronwen Jones .... orchestrator
Johnny Klimek .... score mixer
Gabriel Isaac Mounsey .... additional music programmer
Dana Niu .... orchestrator
David Sabee .... orchestra contractor
Adam Milo Smalley .... music editor: temp music (as Adam Smalley)
Scott Stambler .... music editor: temp music
Armin Steiner .... orchestra mixer
Armin Steiner .... orchestra recordist
Joseph Pollard White .... conductor
Celeste Chada .... music licensing (uncredited)
Martin Christensen .... score assistant (uncredited)
Shiro Gutzie .... soundtrack producer (uncredited)
Bryan Lawson .... assistant music editor (uncredited)
Julia Michels .... executive in charge of music (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Jeff Couch .... transportation captain
Paulie DiCocco III .... driver
Julie E. Furnas .... transportation assistant
A. Welch Lambeth .... transportation coordinator (as Welch Lambeth)
Paulie DiCocco .... driver: Robin Williams (uncredited)
Alan Kaminsky .... transportation co-captain (uncredited)
Other crew
Laird Adamson .... assistant to producers
Michael Anderson .... medic
Debra Leilani Bakeman .... medic (as Debra Bakeman)
Paul Belenardo .... production accountant
Andrew Blau .... assistant to producers
Christine Bonnem .... location manager
Stephanie Stearns Bonnem .... production assistant
Adam Bryant .... stand-in: Robin Williams
Peter Buffo .... consultant: photo finishing
Judy Dickerson .... dialect coach: Ms. Nielsen (as Judi Dickerson)
John Dorsey .... assistant: Mark Romanek (as John T. Dorsey III)
Jason Dudek .... set production assistant
Hank Fawcett .... production assistant (as Charles 'Hank' Fawcett)
Lorin Flemming .... chef: Deluxe Motion Picture Catering
Dusten Gazzola .... set production assistant
Ryan Gomez .... production secretary
Celeste Healy .... production coordinator (as Celeste A. Healy)
Michelle Hoffman .... craft service
Boysie Jereza .... payroll accountant
Ken Kawaguchi .... technical support: photo finishing
Ashley Kravitz .... research consultant
Steven Krul .... assistant production coordinator
Jack Liversage .... craft service
Nick Mestrundrea .... craft service (as Nick Mestrandrea)
Terry Lee Painovich .... craft service
Jennifer Payson .... assistant production coordinator (as Jennifer Tamez)
Michael Pew .... assistant location manager
Rick Poyner .... assistant location manager (as Rick M. Poyner)
Deborah Ricketts .... research consultant
Melissa Rubel .... production assistant
Benjamin Scissors .... set production assistant
Matthew Segal .... set production assistant
Rebecca Erwin Spencer .... assistant: Mr. Williams (as Rebecca Spencer)
Jack Stern .... studio teacher
Sue Stone .... advisor: photo finishing
Jayne-Ann Tenggren .... script supervisor
Michael Umble .... unit publicist
Edna Wilkerson-Fuentes .... second assistant accountant
Howard Young .... first assistant accountant
Michael Anthony .... location scout (uncredited)
Alex Apple .... key assistant location manager (uncredited)
Caryn Cheever .... post-production accountant (uncredited)
Juliann M. Chow .... office production assistant (uncredited)
Clark Credle .... production assistant (uncredited)
Terri Douglas .... adr voice (uncredited)
Jeff Maksym .... pre-production office intern (uncredited)
Joan Scheckel .... workshop development (uncredited)
Crew verified as complete

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Also Known As:
"Stalker" - Japan (English title)
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Rated R for sexual content and language
96 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Argentina:13 | Australia:M | Brazil:14 | Canada:14A | Finland:K-11/9 | Finland:K-12/9 (2012 reform re-rating) | France:U | Germany:12 (f) | Iceland:16 | Ireland:18 | Netherlands:12 | New Zealand:M | Norway:15 | Peru:14 | Philippines:R-18 | Portugal:M/12 | Singapore:M18 (re-rating) | South Korea:15 | Spain:18 | Sweden:15 | Switzerland:16 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:16 (canton of Vaud) | Switzerland:12 (canton of the Grisons) | UK:15 | USA:R (certificate #38597)

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The number "23" appears frequently throughout the movie. Catch 23 is the production company.See more »
Factual errors: Red light is added by the filmmakers to show the film moving through the developing machine. Color film is sensitive to all light, therefore all of that film would be fogged. Red light is only used for black and white paper print developing.See more »
Sy Parrish:And if these pictures have anything important to say to future generations, it's this: I was here. I existed. I was young, I was happy, and someone cared enough about me in this world to take my picture.See more »
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84 out of 106 people found the following review useful.
I sincerely enjoyed this film, 27 January 2003
Author: Rick Soltero Jr. ( from Florida Keys

One Hour Photo is a film of supreme caliber. The film is powered by the haunting, chilling, silencing, and above all-genius performance by Robin Williams. But the rather extraordinary thing is that it is not Robin Williams on the screen, it's Sy Parish (the character's name). Robin Williams fades away from our senses and slips into the ever so sweet and innocent yet psychotic role of a supermarket's photo developer. The films script is only accented by Williams, at times, restrained performance. Williams ignites on the screen and burns till the last frame, and you are unable to take your eyes off him. As I mentioned the film is subliminily written as well as directed. Though being Romanek's first, I certainly don't think this is a bad start. Romanek's direction adds to the on-going tension throughout the film. More affecting is Williams' delightful calmness. Trying to hold himself in becomes more troublesome for both Williams and his character as the story develops. Yet through the calm eyes of an innocent blaze the fires of hatred and intensity, which could very well sum up Williams' performance. The film does have some disturbing images as well. Yet they are not really strong enough for you to get up from your seat and leave yet rather the opposite. Williams' contribution as well as guidance towards the actions and scenes of peril compell as well as amaze you towards both the performance and film itself. Williams' shocking contribution to the screen is enough to make you cry, scream, and yell in your seat. Because the origins of the character are bittersweet just like own known Williams, leads to a crazed and psychotic breakdown. It's as if watching our own funny and beloved Robin fail us. Though the truth could not be any further, Williams but succeeds in the art of acting, creating an achievement in the field. Creating a landmark. Writing his/its own chapter. I guarantee that this film will be required study material in acting classes for now on. In conclusion: definitely one of the best of 2002.

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