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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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13 September 2002 (USA) See more »
The things that we fear the most have already happened to us... See more »
A mentally unstable photo developer begins to attack a middle-class family after his obsession with them becomes more sick and disturbing than any of them could imagine. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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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)
Anne Kathleen Murphy ... Extra (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)
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)
Jeannine Stevens .... swing gang (as Jeannine Fenton)
Gary Tuers .... assistant property master (as Gary F. Tuers)
David Brennan .... 2nd Unit Property Master (uncredited)
Sound Department
Matthew C. Beville .... adr mixer
Richard Burnette .... mix facility coordinator
Michael C. Casper .... 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 .... 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
Michael Healey .... colorist
Maurissa Horwitz .... apprentice editor
Jim Passon .... color timer
Kimberly L. Sewell .... assistant editor
Jason A. Wallace .... post-production assistant
Location Management
Christine Bonnem .... location manager
Michael Pew .... assistant location manager
Rick Poyner .... assistant location manager (as Rick M. Poyner)
Michael Anthony .... location scout (uncredited)
Alex Apple .... key assistant location manager (uncredited)
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
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)
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
Joe Cappelletti .... additional voices (uncredited)
Caryn Cheever .... post-production accountant (uncredited)
Juliann M. Chow .... office production assistant (uncredited)
Kyle Cooper .... title designer (uncredited)
Clark Credle .... production assistant (uncredited)
Terri Douglas .... adr voice (uncredited)
Jeff Maksym .... pre-production office intern (uncredited)
Joe Pichirallo .... production executive (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 »
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Argentina:13 | Australia:M | Brazil:14 | Canada:14A | Finland:K-11/9 | Finland:K-12/9 (2012 reform re-rating) | France:Tous publics | 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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Gary Cole (Bill Owens) stars in the movie Office Space (1999), where he also plays a boss whose name is Bill.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:Are you a family man, Detective?
Detective James Van Der Zee:That's none of your business, Sy.
Sy Parrish:You're right, it's not. But I can see by your response and the ring on your finger that you are. That makes you a fortunate man. I can also tell be the way you've treated me so far that you're a good man, and that you appreciate your good fortune. You're not the kind of man who would cheat on his wife, hurt his family, abuse their trust.
Sy Parrish:You would never neglect or abuse your children.
[chokes up]
Sy Parrish:Make horrible demands of them. You would never ask... You would never ask your children to do things... things that children shouldn't do.
Sy Parrish:You would never take disgusting, sick, degrading pictures of your children doing these things!
[implying that Sy was molested by his parents as a child and it was photographed]
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132 out of 147 people found the following review useful.
subtle but chilling portrayal of madness, 29 September 2002
Author: Roland E. Zwick ( from United States

Robin Williams gives what may well be the performance of his career in `One Hour Photo,' a creepy psychological thriller written and directed with cool precision by Mark Romanek. Given its premise, the film could easily have degenerated into a sordid, exploitative tale of obsession and madness. Instead, Romanek has chosen to take a more subtle approach, fashioning a film that downplays the potential violence of its material while, at the same time, recognizing the humanity of its central figure.

Romanek understands that the greatest threats to our safety and lives often come from the gray, nondescript people who surround us unnoticed, the `nobodies' whose benign faces and vacuous smiles reveal no trace of the insanity, evil and potential for doing us harm that may be lurking right there under the surface. And nobody is `grayer' than Si Parrish, an innocuous, socially undeveloped milquetoast who spends his days working as a photo developer in one of those sterile five-and-dime drug stores (just like the one in `The Good Girl') - and his nights sitting all alone in his drab apartment brooding over a massive family-photo shrine he has erected to the Yorkins, a seemingly happy family of three whose pictures Si has been developing, copying and obsessing over for more than seven years now. The film centers around Si's growing fixation with this one family and his delusional belief that he too could somehow become an integral part of their family unit. Then comes the day when Si realizes that he is no longer content to be a mere vicarious member of this adopted family and, thus, begins his plan to gradually insinuate himself more and more directly into their lives.

As both writer and director, Romanek manages to keep us in a state of vague uneasiness throughout. We are always anticipating some potentially dreadful event, yet Romanek doesn't go for the easy thrill or the obvious plot turn. Thanks to Williams' subtle, incisive performance, we come to understand something of what makes this strange character tick. We begin to sense the deep-seated loneliness and social awkwardness that have come to play such an important part in defining both his behavior and his character. Si is scary, but he is also pathetic. He may have slipped over the edge into madness, but it is a pathology rooted in overwhelming loneliness and the inability to `fit in' to the societal `norm' of marriage and family. Even when his character is at his most threatening and irrational, Williams somehow makes us care about him.

Romanek hits upon a few ancillary themes as well. He acknowledges how photos create the appearance of a life without necessarily reflecting the reality of that life. Most people, Si confesses, record only the `special, happy' moments of their lives – birthdays, weddings, holidays etc. and leave out the mundane or painful ones. Moreover, Si tells us that people use pictures as a way of defeating aging and time, of saying to the world of the future that `I', this seemingly insignificant person, was really here, being happy and enjoying life. To match this theme, Romanek's visual style often feels like the director's own personal homage to The Photograph, as the camera scans caressingly across a sea of snapshots – and Si's voiceover narration complements that feeling.

`One Hour Photo' is not a film for those who like their chills heavily laced with bloodshed, murder and mayhem. It is, rather, for those who can appreciate a quietly unsettling, yet strangely compassionate glimpse into the dark recesses of the troubled mind.

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