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Documentary look at five unusual homes and the people who built (or adapted) them. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
Ed Peden ... Himself
Diana Peden ... Herself
Linda Beech ... Herself
Ben Skora ... Himself, 'Bennie'
Darlene Satrinano ... Herself
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Frances Mooney ... Herself (uncredited)

Chris Smith ... Himself, interviewer (voice) (uncredited)
Bill Tregle ... Himself (uncredited)
Bob Walker ... Himself (uncredited)

Directed by
Chris Smith 
Produced by
Jeff Charney .... co-executive producer
Lee Clow .... co-executive producer
Dominic Ferro .... line producer (as Dominick Ferro)
Barbara Laffey .... producer (as Barbara Joy Laffey)
Susane Preissler .... producer
John Shirley .... co-executive producer
Richard Siegel .... co-executive producer (as Rich Siegel)
Gary Topolewski .... co-executive producer
Stuart Wolff .... executive producer
Cinematography by
Hubert Taczanowski (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Jun Diaz 
Makeup Department
Mia Baker .... hair stylist: California
Mia Baker .... makeup artist: California
Babette Crowder .... hair stylist: Kansas
Babette Crowder .... makeup artist: Kansas
Melissa Lipuma .... hair stylist: Illinois
Melissa Lipuma .... makeup artist: Illinois
Donna Spahn .... hair stylist: Louisiana
Donna Spahn .... makeup artist: Louisiana
Samantha Weaver .... hair stylist: Hawaii
Samantha Weaver .... makeup artist: Hawaii
Production Management
Paul Mezey .... post-production supervisor
Rodrigo Ricardo .... production supervisor
Sound Department
William F. MacPherson .... sound designer (as Bill Macpherson)
Alex Markowski .... sound re-recording mixer
Janet Urban .... sound mixer: Hawaii
Visual Effects by
Keith Yurevitz .... visual effects (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Nils Benson .... first assistant camera: Hawaii
Joe Brady .... second assistant camera: Illinois
Ian Brook .... best boy electric: Louisiana
Cone Chamberlain .... video assist operator
Rodney Chauvin .... camera loader: Louisiana
Phil Contursi .... key grip: Illinois
Frits De Jong .... gaffer
Alex Fischer .... key grip: Kansas (as Alex Fisher)
Mike Grinnage .... third electric: Kansas
Sheldon Lehman .... best boy electric: Hawaii
Ian Lynch .... second assistant camera: Louisiana
Jim Marquette .... camera loader: Hawaii
Lori McCann .... second assistant camera: Kansas (as Lory McCann)
Jimmy Ryan .... best boy electric: California
Rodolfo Salas III .... first assistant camera (as Rudy Salas)
Ed Seaman .... best boy electric: Kansas
Steve Seukiw .... best boy electric: Illinois
Steve Simmons .... still photographer
Chris Smith .... camera operator
Joseph Walsh .... second assistant camera: California
Wade Whitley .... second assistant camera: Hawaii
Charles Wiggin .... key grip: Louisiana
Editorial Department
Susan Kirby-Smith .... assistant editor
Paige Lauman .... additional editor
Kent McGrew .... color timer
Dan Ollman .... additional editor
Noëlle Penraat .... negative matcher
Music Department
Honeyboy Edwards .... musician: "Hambone Blues" (as David 'Honeyboy' Edwards)
Bent Fabricius-Bjerre .... musician: "Delilah" and "Markin' Time" (as Bent Fabric)
Dan Ollman .... music supervisor
Doug Ruschhaupt .... music supervisor
Transportation Department
Neil Thomas .... motorhome driver: Kansas
Other crew
David Brandvik .... assistant production coordinator
Elise Corvo .... production coordinator
Everette Eglin .... production assistant: Louisiana
Nancy Erger .... location coordinator: Hawaii
Cyrus Faryar .... production assistant: Hawaii
Bobby Foster .... production assistant: Hawaii
Karen Fuglesen .... production assistant: Kansas
Chris Ganser .... additional researcher
Steve Garber .... marketing executive
Elizabeth Gullett .... marketing executive
Jerard Gusman .... production assistant: Illinois
Anne Killelea .... production assistant: Illinois
Ryan Kirlin .... production assistant: Illinois
Barry Levenson .... marketing executive
Sal Malimo .... titles: Mimondo Productions Ltd.
Agnes Mazzola .... script supervisor
Jennifer Melching .... production assistant: Kansas
Dan Ollman .... production assistant: Hawaii
Dan Ollman .... production assistant: Illinois
Tom Peaz .... production assistant: Kansas
Thomas Peters .... production assistant: Louisiana
Ana Maria Quintana .... script supervisor (as Anna Marie Quintana)
Brian Reeder .... production assistant: California
Sal Sanchez .... production assistant: California
Sherman Shelton Jr. .... production assistant: Louisiana (as Sherman Shelton)
Todd Tandand .... production assistant: California
Liam Ahern .... special thanks
Jody Andras .... special thanks
Mark Andrews .... special thanks
Don Bauldry .... special thanks
Linda Beech .... thanks
Dick Blau .... special thanks
David Colon .... special thanks
Katie Connor .... special thanks
John Czech .... special thanks: Star Light Fireworks
Jeff Daniels .... special thanks
Mary Frances Eglin .... special thanks (as Mary Francis Eglin)
Larry Hetzel .... special thanks: Alexis Luxury Tours
Karen Hughes .... special thanks
Nikki Kappmeyer .... special thanks: Altour Travel
David Kirby .... special thanks
Brian Kraemer .... special thanks (as Captain Brian Kraemer)
Trent Lassiter .... special thanks
Mike McDonald .... special thanks
Frances Mooney .... thanks
Richard O'Neill .... special thanks
Ashley Peden .... special thanks
Diana Peden .... thanks
Ed Peden .... thanks
Sarah Price .... special thanks
Randall H. Rowe .... special thanks
Randy Russell .... special thanks
Darlene Satrinano .... thanks
Dori Schiller .... special thanks
Derek Sharp .... special thanks
Fred Siegel .... special thanks
Ben Skora .... thanks
John Sloss .... special thanks
Kabir Stanton .... special thanks
Bill Tregle .... thanks
Dianna Tregle .... special thanks
Edwin Tregle .... special thanks
Edwina Tregle .... special thanks
Bob Walker .... thanks
Peter Zinda .... special thanks
Crew believed to be complete

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3 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Let's see the houses, not the faces!, 21 June 2005
Author: peace63 from Valencia, Spain

Home Movie is a very interesting movie. It visits the homes of five families and interviews the people about their homes. What I enjoyed the most about the movie was the passion of these folks for their homes and their lifestyle. Each person was full of energy, and it seemed like their homes had become such an important part of their lives that they were energized by their homelife. Even though these folks are eccentrics, they came across as very nice people. Some of them were simple folks, but most of them were significantly wealthy.

The only negative that I saw was that many times the camera-person would just take the lazy way out. The shot would be on the home-owner talking about his or her house, and the camera would rarely or never pan to show the house. One example was when the Cat man was showing the house, the garage, the various ramps, and this guy walked all over his house talking about it, and the camera was always just on the guy's face. It panned quickly a couple of times to the garage, but the point of the movie was the houses AND the people. So it would have been nice to see the houses in a lot more detail. Another negative was that the rooms were usually not identified at all. These folks would be walking around talking about their house and you had to guess if the room was a living room, a study, or what was it? How did the rooms flow together? Where was one room in relation to the others? I liked the movie, but having the camera in the face of the owners for 85% of the movie got a bit stale.

The elderly woman with the incredible tree-house is another example of a home that was never explored. She went into a couple of rooms that were never identified and then she talked about the view from her rooms, but the view was never shown from those rooms. Panoramic shots from a helicopter were shown, but that was not what the woman was referring to. She then walked out to the waterfalls and spent a couple of minutes talking about a sitting rock that her brother had installed, and the rock was never shown. The whole time as the woman is climbing on her sitting rock, the camera is on her face as she is talking about it. Then later, she is shown sitting on the rock, but there is no wide shot that shows the rock as it relates to what she was talking about.

The Alligator man never even showed his house at all. We saw him cooking crabs, and walking outside among the alligators and talking to his Dad, but what about the house? Did any gators ever crawl into his house? Maybe the Alligator guy did not have a very fancy house, but it should have gotten a bit more coverage.

Perhaps the best work was reserved for the guy who lived in the missile silo. At least those portions of the film showed the guy walking around to many of the rooms, and he clearly identified the rooms and talked about converting them into a home. This part of the movie had coverage of the interiors as the guy was talking. It was the most comprehensive look at any of the homes.

The other Electrical Inventor person and his girlfriend were also given good coverage. However the tour of the home just popped from room to room and it did not really put the house together. Here was the circulating room, here was the robot, there was the garage, over yonder was the iris door, but how about a walk-through so the viewer can put it all together in his or her mind? Overall the movie was good except for the choppy editing of the views of the various houses. More houses and less talking heads would have been a major improvement. Seeing the same guy talk about his cats for fifteen minutes with only brief shots of the cats was lame. Let's see more of the cats, not the Cat Man.

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