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16 August 2002 (USA) See more »
The Story Of A Man Who Seduced Hollywood. See more »
Documentary about legendary Paramount producer Robert Evans (the film shares the same name as Evans's famous 1994 autobiography). Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Robert Evans ... Narrator (also archive footage)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Eddie Albert ... Himself (archive footage)

Peter Bart ... Himself (archive footage)
Charlie Bluhdorn ... Himself (archive footage)

William Castle ... Himself (archive footage) (as Bill Castle)

Francis Ford Coppola ... Himself (archive footage)

Catherine Deneuve ... Herself (archive footage)
Charles Evans ... Himself (archive footage)
Josh Evans ... Himself (archive footage) (as Joshua Evans)

Mia Farrow ... Herself (archive footage)

Errol Flynn ... Himself (archive footage)

Ava Gardner ... Herself (archive footage)

Ernest Hemingway ... Himself (archive footage)

Arthur Hiller ... Himself (archive footage)

Henry Kissinger ... Himself (archive footage)

Ali MacGraw ... Herself (archive footage)

Steve McQueen ... Himself (archive footage)
Edward R. Murrow ... Himself (archive footage)

Jack Nicholson ... Himself (archive footage)

Roman Polanski ... Himself (archive footage)

Tyrone Power ... Himself (archive footage)

Mario Puzo ... Himself (archive footage)
Roy Radin ... Himself (archive footage)

Norma Shearer ... Herself (archive footage)

Frank Sinatra ... Himself (archive footage)

Irving Thalberg ... Himself (archive footage)

Darryl F. Zanuck ... Himself (archive footage)

Steve Allen ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Ursula Andress ... Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Warren Beatty ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Carol Burnett ... Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)

James Cagney ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

John Cassavetes ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Carol Channing ... Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)

James Coburn ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Angie Dickinson ... Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Mike Douglas ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Faye Dunaway ... Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Peter Falk ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Richard Gere ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Ruth Gordon ... Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Gene Hackman ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Dustin Hoffman ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Bob Hope ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Olivia Hussey ... Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Walter Matthau ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Paul Newman ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Richard Nixon ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Ryan O'Neal ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Laurence Olivier ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Dana Plato ... Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Dinah Shore ... Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)
David Susskind ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Robert Towne ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Kathleen Turner ... Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Chris Wallace ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Raquel Welch ... Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Leonard Whiting ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Richard Widmark ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Debra Winger ... Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Directed by
Nanette Burstein 
Brett Morgen 
Writing credits
Robert Evans (book "The Kid Stays in the Picture")

Brett Morgen (screen adaptation)

Produced by
Nanette Burstein .... producer
Graydon Carter .... producer
Kate Driver .... co-producer
Chris Garrett .... co-producer
Christopher J. Keene .... associate producer
Sara Marks .... co-producer
Brett Morgen .... producer
Jordan Roberts .... line producer: Los Angeles
Sally Roy .... line producer
Original Music by
Jeff Danna 
Cinematography by
John Bailey (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Jun Diaz 
Makeup Department
Francie Paull .... key makeup artist: Los Angeles
Production Management
Paul Leonardo Jr. .... post-production supervisor (as Paul Leonardo)
Anthony Katagas .... post-production manager (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Michael Golden .... first assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
Mark Harper .... production designer: Los Angeles (as Mark W. Harper)
Betty Stradford .... assistant production designer: Los Angeles
Sound Department
Scott David Burton .... adr engineer (as Scott Burton)
Kelly Cabral .... dialogue editor
Claude Letessier .... supervising sound designer
John Reese .... sound effects editor
Ahmad Shirazi .... supervising sound editor
Steve F.B. Smith .... stereo sound consultant: Dolby (as Steve Smith)
Reilly Steele .... re-recording mixer
Lauren Stephens .... dialogue editor
Eric Strausser .... assistant sound editor
Visual Effects by
Yorgo Alexopoulos .... digital artist/animator: Edgeworx
Yorgo Alexopoulos .... visual effects supervisor: Definition
Anitra Babiak .... office assistant: Edgeworx
John Bair .... CG supervisor: Definition
John Bair .... digital artist/animator: Edgeworx
Aporva Baxi .... creative director: Attik
Nora Bielaczyc .... business manager: Edgeworx
Orna Bradshaw .... digital artist/animator: Edgeworx
Alton Christensen .... visual effects executive producer: Edgeworx
Lisa Cleff .... executive producer: Attik
Jason Conradt .... digital artist/animator: Edgeworx
Jun Diaz .... creative director: Definition
Trent Ermes .... digital artist/animator: Edgeworx
Grant Gilbert .... senior designer: Attik
David Loyal Herbruck .... senior producer: Attik
Jennifer M. Howd .... associate producer: visuals and digital finishing, Definition
Allison Hull .... production assistant: Definition
Mandy Hutchings .... additional graphics: Edgeworx (as Amanda Sherwood)
Tim Hutchings .... additional graphics: Edgeworx
Josh Jordan .... additional graphics: Edgeworx
Scott Lawrence Klein .... visuals and digital finishing
Sean Miller .... digital artist/animator: Edgeworx
Jim Moran .... executive producer: Attik
Songe Riddle .... After Effects artist: New York
Dino Sanacory Jr. .... digital finishing editor: Definition
Jason Stoff .... digital artist/animator: Edgeworx
Jason Stoff .... visual effects supervisor: Definition
David Tecson .... visual effects executive producer: Edgeworx
Mark Thompson .... digital artist/animator: Edgeworx
Tai Uhlmann .... digital arts and animation production coordinator: Edgeworx
Robin Vachal .... additional graphics: Edgeworx
Lauren Wang .... digital artist/animator: Edgeworx
Julie Watkins .... Inferno artist: R!OT Manhattan
Jessie Weissman .... After Effects artist: New York
Dominic Amatore .... designer/animator (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Keith Barefoot .... electrician: Los Angeles
Kathleen M. Daly .... electrician: Los Angeles
Jack Gould .... still photographer: Los Angeles
Fausto Grajeda .... electrician: Los Angeles
Scott E. Kaufman .... electrician: Los Angeles
Karl Linde .... second assistant camera
Matthew Moriarty .... first assistant camera
Mike Moyer .... gaffer: Los Angeles (as Mike G. Moyer)
Jeff Pamula .... grip: Los Angeles
Steve Redondo .... best boy grip: Los Angeles
Jayson Rory .... grip: Los Angeles (as Jayson Rury)
Andy Shuttleworth .... Steadicam operator: Los Angeles
Don Steinberg .... second assistant camera Steadicam: Los Angeles
Randy Tambling .... key grip: Los Angeles (as Randal Tambling)
Chris Waisanen .... best boy electric: Los Angeles
William D. Wynn .... dolly grip: Los Angeles
Loren S. Yaconelli .... first assistant Steadicam: Los Angeles (as Loren Yaconelli)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Marcia Concalves .... wardrobe: Mr. Evans, Los Angeles
Editorial Department
Ron Brower .... colorist: SMA Realtime
Marvin Hildebrandt .... colorist: Todd AO, Hollywood
Mike Maguire .... colorist (as Michael Maguire)
David Northrop .... colorist: Audio Plus Video International (as Dave Northrop)
Mattia Romeo .... second assistant film editor: New York
David A. Smith .... assistant editor (as David Smith)
Kim Thompson .... post-production assistant: New York
Michael Volland .... colorist: HTV
Music Department
Jamie Feingold .... music clearances: Grubman, Indursky & Schindler
Richard Grabel .... music clearances: Grubman, Indursky & Schindler (as Richard J. Grabel)
Allen J. Grubman .... music clearances: Grubman, Indursky & Schindler
Brad Haehnel .... score mixer
Brad Haehnel .... score recordist
Andrew Lockington .... orchestrator
Anita Serwacki .... music supervisor
Lawrence Shire .... music clearances: Grubman, Indursky & Schindler
Debra A. White .... music clearances: Grubman, Indursky & Schindler
Other crew
Susan Bailey-Lemansky .... liaison: EMI Music Publishing
Benjamin Bamps .... production assistant: Los Angeles
Martin Bandier .... liaison: EMI Music Publishing
Brady L. Benton .... liaison: Peer Music
Jessica Berman Bogdan .... audiovisual research and clearances director
Les Bider .... liaison: Warner/Chappell Music Publishing (as Less Bider)
Alex 'Rio' Bier .... assistant: Mr. Evans, Los Angeles
Michael Binns .... assistant: Mr. Evans, Los Angeles (as Michael Binns Alfred)
Paul Brennan .... legal services: Sloss Law Office
Cary Calebs .... additional film/photo researcher
Nancy Dituro .... liaison: R&H Film Music/Williamson Music
Kim Draper .... liaison: Peer Music
Robert Evans .... clip source: 1975 Golden Globe Awards
John B. Finn .... accounting services: JFA (as John Finn)
Courtney Frank .... assistant to directors: New York
Jennifer Gaylord .... legal services: Sloss Law Office
Barbara Gregson .... film/photo research and clearances
David Harris .... producer: main and end titles
David Harris .... title designer: main and end titles
Sean Hogan .... accounting services: JFA
Joshua Kappraff .... production intern: New York
Christopher J. Keene .... film/photo clearances
Mark Kitchell .... clip source: The Godfather Comes to 6th St.
Akiyo Kodera .... production intern: New York
Christopher Lavallee .... production assistant: Los Angeles
Lisa Marriott .... location contact: The Beverly Hills Hotel
Benita Miller .... location contact: The City of Beverly Hills
Gary Miller .... liaison: Universal Music Publishing
Travis N. Millican .... key production assistant: Los Angeles (as Travis Nicolas Millican)
Christopher More .... additional film/photo researcher
Doug Morris .... liaison: Universal Music Enterprises
Chris Mueller .... producer: main and end titles
Chris Mueller .... title designer: main and end titles
Stacey Palm .... liaison: Famous Music Company
Maia Peters .... production coordinator: Los Angeles
Denise Puchol .... additional film/photo researcher (as Denise Puchoi)
David Renzer .... liaison: Universal Music Publishing
David Rosner .... liaison: Bicycle Music
Jack Rosner .... liaison: Warner/Chappell Music Publishing
Richard Rowe .... liaison: Sony Music Publishing
Tom Rowland .... liaison: Universal Music Enterprises
Elias Savada .... director: Motion Picture Information Service
Alan Selka .... creative consultant: Los Angeles
Joy Setton .... production intern: New York
John Sloss .... legal services: Sloss Law Office
Angela Snyder .... liaison: Universal Music Enterprises
Pam Springs .... liaison: Sony Music Publishing
Alexander Volz .... production intern: New York
Ridge Walker .... liaison: Paramount Music
Tim Webber .... location contact: Paramount Pictures
Jerome White .... liaison: Bicycle Music
Maureen Woods .... liaison: Weems Music/Mizmo Enterprises
Sherry Alwell .... transcriptor (uncredited)
Missy Eustermann .... post-production accountant (uncredited)
Jack Turner .... acquisitions executive (uncredited)
Scott Anderson .... thanks
Hector Babenco .... thanks
Peter Bart .... acknowledgment: archival footage and photographs provided by
Peter Bart .... thanks
Pam Brady .... thanks
Michel Comte .... acknowledgment: archival footage and photographs provided by
Hank Corwin .... thanks
Barry Diller .... thanks
Jonathan Dolgen .... thanks
Debra Eisenstadt .... thanks
Charles Evans .... thanks
Josh Evans .... thanks
Brad Fuller .... thanks
Jim Gardner .... thanks
David Geffen .... thanks
Donna Gigliotti .... thanks
Richard Grabel .... thanks
Scott Greenstein .... thanks
Allen J. Grubman .... thanks (as Allen Grubman)
Bruce Handy .... thanks
David Harris .... thanks
Paul Hrisko .... thanks
Punch Hutton .... thanks
Beth Kseniak .... thanks
Sherry Lansing .... thanks
Ali MacGraw .... thanks
Sue Mengers .... thanks
Jackie Morgen .... thanks
Lowell Morgen .... thanks
Doug Morris .... thanks
Chris Mueller .... thanks
Si Newhouse .... thanks (as Si Newhouse Jr.)
Helmut Newton .... acknowledgment: archival footage and photographs provided by
Bradford Noble .... acknowledgment: archival footage and photographs provided by
Sumner Redstone .... thanks
Jane Sarkin .... thanks
Lawrence Shire .... thanks
Krista Smith .... thanks
Bruce Weber .... acknowledgment: archival footage and photographs, Little Bear Prods.
Eric Weiss .... acknowledgment: archival footage and photographs provided by
Debra A. White .... thanks
Crew believed to be complete

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Rated R for language and some brief violent and sexual images
93 min
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Did You Know?

The title comes from a line attributed to studio head Darryl F. Zanuck, who was defending Evans after some of the actors involved in the film The Sun Also Rises (1957) had recommended he be removed from the cast.See more »
Factual errors: The closing credits say that Evans has been at Paramount for over 35 years, "more than any other producer on the lot." However, A.C. Lyles has been with Paramount for 75 years (as of 2003), though he is no longer actively producing.See more »
Robert Evans:There are three sides to every story: Your side, my side, and the truth. And no one is lying. Memories shared serve each differently.See more »
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11 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
a must-see for movie lovers, 19 August 2003
Author: Roland E. Zwick ( from United States

`The Kid Stays in the Picture,' a documentary about famed movie producer and studio head Robert Evans, begins like `The Great Gatsby,' a film Evans produced in 1974. To the wistful strains of `What'll I Do?' playing in the background, the camera glides lovingly over the furnishings, pictures and memorabilia that adorn Evans' Bel Air mansion and estate. The comparison is an apt one, for, like Gatsby, Evans was a wunderkind, a handsome young go-getter who knew early on the kind of life he wanted to lead and who willed himself to attain it. With a combination of good looks, charm, ambition and just a bit of plain old-fashioned good luck, he managed to go from being a mediocre movie actor to becoming the head of Paramount Studios in the course of a mere decade. And what a decade it was! Evans had a major hand in not only lifting Paramount from ninth to first place among Hollywood's major studios, but in bringing such films as `Rosemary's Baby,' `True Grit,' `Love Story,' `Chinatown' and, of course, `The Godfather' to movie screens everywhere.

`The Kid Stays in the Picture' is a dream-come-true for hardcore cinephiles, providing a fascinating behind-the-scenes glimpse into one of the true Golden Ages of Hollywood filmmaking. Evans' story is, in fact, the story of that time, for truly he hobnobbed with virtually every one of the key players responsible for that era. Evans' tale follows a fairly conventional arc for men of his type: the ambitious kid with dreams of larger-than-life glory achieves meteoric success in the entertainment business only to have his ambitions dashed on the shores of rampant egotism, overconfidence and drug addiction. In fact, Evans' life would make perfect fodder for a film of its own, as this documentary and the positive response to it demonstrates. Evans himself narrates the film, and although he tends to be a bit easier on himself than an outsider might have been, he is still willing to chastise himself when he feels it's called for and to render some rather startlingly unflattering assessments of certain major players on the Hollywood scene. He is, also, however, utterly devoted to those he feels have stuck by him through good times and bad, and he is not averse to lavishing praise on others when it is due. One objection to Evans' narration is that he doesn't always speak with the utmost clarity, sometimes making what he says come out garbled and incomprehensible.

As a piece of filmmaking, `The Kid Stays in the Picture' offers a kaleidoscopic array of stills, film clips and reenactments that reflect the temper and mood of the time. Directors Brett Morgan and Nanette Burstein obviously pored through a wealth of material on the subject, culling from it a comprehensive, streamlined and fast-moving narrative that grips the audience with its humor, its sadness and its tribute to the indomitableness of the human spirit. For if Evans' story is about anything, it is about how important it is for each individual to achieve his dreams and how equally vital it is for that same person, once he has fallen down, to pick himself up off the floor so that he can continue pursuing that dream.

`The Kid Stays in the Picture' is a wonderful time capsule for those who love movies. No true film fan should miss it.

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