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Big Fish -- A son tries to learn more about his dying father by reliving stories and myths he told about his life.

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Writers (WGA):
Daniel Wallace (novel)
John August (screenplay)
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Release Date:
9 January 2004 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
An adventure as big as life itself.
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A son tries to learn more about his dying father by reliving stories and myths he told about his life. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Nominated for Oscar. Another 1 win & 41 nominations See more »
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Very sweet, imaginative story despite lacking a strong conclusion See more (789 total) »

Cast

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Ewan McGregor ... Ed Bloom - Young

Albert Finney ... Ed Bloom - Senior

Billy Crudup ... Will Bloom

Jessica Lange ... Sandra Bloom - Senior

Helena Bonham Carter ... Jenny - Young / Jenny - Senior / The Witch

Alison Lohman ... Sandra Bloom - Young

Robert Guillaume ... Dr. Bennett - Senior

Marion Cotillard ... Josephine Bloom

Matthew McGrory ... Karl the Giant

David Denman ... Don Price - Age 18-22

Missi Pyle ... Mildred

Loudon Wainwright III ... Beamen (as Loudon Wainwright)

Ada Tai ... Ping

Arlene Tai ... Jing

Steve Buscemi ... Norther Winslow

Danny DeVito ... Amos Calloway

Deep Roy ... Mr. Soggybottom
Perry Walston ... Ed Bloom - Age 10

Hailey Anne Nelson ... Jenny - Age 8

Grayson Stone ... Will Bloom - Age 6-8

R. Keith Harris ... Ed's Father

Karla Droege ... Ed's Mother

Zac Gardner ... Zacky Price - Age 10 (as Zachary Gardner)
John Lowell ... Don Price - Age 12
Darrell Vanterpool ... Wilbur - Age 10

Miley Cyrus ... Ruthie - Age 8 (as Destiny Cyrus)
Joseph Humphrey ... Little Brave
Morgan Grace Jarrett ... Will's Date
Sallie Hedrick ... Pretty Girl
Charles McLawhorn ... Mayor

Frank Hoyt Taylor ... Sharecropper
Savanna James ... Little Girl

Billy Redden ... Banjo Man

James DeForest Parker ... Shotgun Toter

Russell Hodgkinson ... Some Farmer
Don Young ... Shephard
Jayne Morgan ... Townsperson
David Ramsey ... Townsperson
Greg Hohn ... Townsperson

Zach Hanner ... Cashier
George McArthur ... Colossus

Jeff Campbell ... Jump Leader

Lawrence Sykkmon ... Chinese Emcee

Bonnie Johnson ... Teller Woman
Howard Houston Jr. ... Piano Student

Joanne Pankow ... Heavy Set Nurse

Trevor Gagnon ... Will's Son
Jacob Radford ... Kid
Karlos Walkes ... Dr. Bennett - Young
Cathy Berry ... Lobster Woman
John Fugate ... Side Show Barker

Daniel Wallace ... Econ Professor

Metz Duites ... Ventriloquist
Vincent J. Ybiernas ... Asian Officer (as Vincent Ybiernas)
Barry C. Harvard ... Chicken Plant Operator
Edward Aldag ... Municipal Dump Owner
Michael Garnet Stewart ... Auctioneer
C. Alan Rawlins ... Pretty Man (as Alan Rawlins)
Jake Brake ... Old Zacky

Bevin Kaye ... River Woman
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Chris Cate ... Spectre Citizen (uncredited)
John Collier ... Parade Spectator (uncredited)
Ransom Gates ... Big Butt Clown (uncredited)
Haley Hill ... Little Girl (uncredited)

L.C. Holt ... Spectre Citizen (uncredited)
James Russell Lingerfelt ... Spectre Citizen (uncredited)

Shannon McCrory ... Spectre Dancer (uncredited)
Mark McWhorter ... Army Officer (uncredited)
Matthew D. Miller ... '50s Farmer (uncredited)

Darlene Moore ... County Fair Patron (uncredited)

Gary Newton ... Circus Announcer / Contortionist / Korean Fighter (voice) (uncredited)

Benjamin Plaut ... Circus Patron (uncredited)
Adam Ragsdale ... Misshaped Shadow in Circus Crowd (uncredited)
Cade Saint ... Mourner (uncredited)
Michael Shunnarah ... Circus Worker John (uncredited)
Bruce Snowdon ... Fat Man in Circus (uncredited)
Robin Steele ... College Student (uncredited)
Will Thomas ... Spectre Citizen (uncredited)
Shayne Tingle ... Paratrooper (uncredited)
Jacob Williams ... Townsperson with Bat (uncredited)
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Directed by
Tim Burton 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Daniel Wallace (novel "Big Fish: A Novel of Mythic Proportions")

John August (screenplay)

Produced by
Bruce Cohen .... producer
Katterli Frauenfelder .... associate producer
Dan Jinks .... producer
Arne Schmidt .... executive producer (as Arne L. Schmidt)
Richard D. Zanuck .... producer
 
Original Music by
Danny Elfman 
 
Cinematography by
Philippe Rousselot 
 
Film Editing by
Chris Lebenzon 
 
Casting by
Denise Chamian 
 
Production Design by
Dennis Gassner 
 
Art Direction by
Roy Barnes 
Jean-Michel Ducourty 
Robert Fechtman 
Jack Johnson 
Richard L. Johnson 
 
Set Decoration by
Nancy Haigh 
 
Costume Design by
Colleen Atwood 
 
Makeup Department
Coni Andress .... hair stylist
Gloria Belz .... makeup artist
Jean Ann Black .... makeup department head (as Jean A. Black)
Sherri Bramlett .... hair stylist
Susan Buffington .... hair stylist
Linda De Andrea .... hair department head
Joseph P. Hurt .... assistant makeup artist
Sandy Jo Johnston .... makeup artist
Herita Jones .... additional makeup artist
Linda Kamp .... makeup artist
Emily Katz .... specialty makeup artist: Steve Buscemi & Loudon Wainwright
Cheryl 'Pickles' Kinion .... makeup artist
Karen Lovell .... crowd hair coordinator
Robert Maverick .... special makeup effects artist
Cindy Miguens .... additional makeup artist
Dorothy J. Pearl .... makeup artist: Ms. Lange (as Dorothy Pearl)
Donna M. Premick .... makeup artist
Justin Raleigh .... special makeup effects artist: Stan Winston Studio
John Rosengrant .... special makeup effects artist
Jennifer Santiago .... assistant hair stylist
Mike Smithson .... makeup artist
Gabriel Solana .... special makeup effects artist
Agnès Tassel .... makeup artist
Linda Thompson .... assistant hair stylist
Arjen Tuiten .... special makeup effects artist: Stan Winston Studio
Denise Tunnell .... makeup artist
Dawn Turner .... hair stylist
Chris Varosky .... makeup artist
Michelle Vittone .... makeup artist: Mr. McGregor (as Michelle Vittone-McNeil)
Scott Wheeler .... special makeup effects artist
Linda Williams .... hair stylist
Beka Wilson .... assistant hair stylist
Leigh Ann Yandle .... makeup artist
Linda Boykin-Williams .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Deborah Brozovich .... additional hair stylist (uncredited)
Mary Young Everett .... additional hair stylist (uncredited)
Susan 'Star' Orr .... hair stylist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Debra James .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Stéphanie Champault .... second assistant director: Paris
Carlos De La Torre .... second second assistant director
Katterli Frauenfelder .... first assistant director
Tommy Harper .... first assistant director: second unit (as Thomy Harper)
Tommy Harper .... second assistant director (as Thomy Harper)
Vanessa Mujica .... third assistant director: Paris
William Pruss .... first assistant director: Paris
Robert 'Skid' Skidmore .... second second assistant director
Hans Titze .... third assistant director: Paris
 
Art Department
Paige Augustine .... assistant set decorator
Chris Baker .... storyboard artist
Pedro Barquin .... stand-by greensman
Joseph F. Beeco .... carpenter
Taylor Bennett .... scenic gang boss (as Franklin T. Bennett)
Sean Bernard .... paint foreman
Frank Blair .... property assistant
Jack Blanchard .... set dresser
Dawn Brown .... set designer
Hunter Brown .... carpenter
Dianne Chadwick .... graphic designer
Rick Chavez .... assistant property master
Daniel B. Clancy .... assistant set decorator
John B. Clarey III .... propmaker
Jon Copley .... construction auditor
Kelly Cornwell .... art production assistant
Chris Cummings .... art department coordinator
James M. Davis .... construction foreman
Jeffrey DeBell .... greens gang boss
Val Drake .... sculptor gang boss
Benjamin Edelberg .... lead model maker
Stephen Eno .... painter
Michael J. Flynn .... greensman
Daniel B. Foster .... set dresser
Daniel J. Gillooly .... greens coordinator
Jacky Hardouin .... chief carpenter
Roland Heart .... carpenter
Michael Anthony Jackson .... visual consultant
Bruno Lefebvre .... assistant property master (Paris)
Leslie 'Tinker' Linville .... gang boss
Robert Loring Jr. .... greens foreman
Annie Lukowski .... art production assistant (as Annie Lynch)
Scott Lukowski .... concept model maker
Warren Manser .... illustrator
Mike Monckton .... lead signwriter
John W. Morgan .... paint foreman
Jerry Moss .... property master
Mark Nave .... carpenter
Richard 'Rocky' Nichols .... assistant property master
Robert Tate Nichols .... set dresser
Jon Nicholson .... on-set dresser
Debbie Nolan .... propmaker
James Passanante .... lead scenic
Jeff Passanante .... construction coordinator
Andrew Petrotta .... assistant property master
Brett Phillips .... set designer
Sara Philpott .... set dressing coordinator
Arnaud Putman .... props buyer
Eric Ramsey .... storyboard artist
Gregory Schmitz .... scenic
John Eric Seay .... prop maker
Jonathan Short .... set designer
Aaron Sims .... character designer
Mark Sparks .... propmaker foreman
Barry Spencer .... construction foreman
Lance Totten .... set dresser
Scott Troha .... leadman
James Van Houten .... lead sculptor
Christopher 'Woody' Wdowin .... greensman
Christina Ann Wilson .... assistant art director (as Christy Wilson)
Jonathan Burdeshaw .... sculptor (uncredited)
Hannah M. Hinkel .... prop coordinator (uncredited)
Windi Robinson .... painter (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Mark Agostino .... pro tools playback operator
Craig Berkey .... sound effects designer
Ted Caplan .... sound effects editor
Susan Dawes .... dialogue editor
Teri E. Dorman .... supervising dialogue editor
Ezra Dweck .... sound effects editor
Mike Filosa .... playback operator
Carl Fischer .... boom operator
Kimberly Harris .... supervising adr editor
Matthew Harrison .... foley editor (as Matt Harrison)
Gary A. Hecker .... foley artist (as Gary Hecker)
Petur Hliddal .... production sound mixer
Larry Hopkins .... layback sound mixer
Sean Landeros .... sound recordist
Tony Lewis .... auricle operator
Skip Lievsay .... supervising sound editor
Howard London .... adr mixer
Melissa Lytle .... assistant sound editor
Victoria Martin .... supervising dialogue editor
Kevin O'Connell .... supervising sound mixer
Jeremy Peirson .... sound effects editor
Steve F. Price .... assistant sound editor
Michael Rayle .... cable person
Katherine Rose .... foley artist (as Catherine Rose)
Brian Ruberg .... foley mixer
Greg P. Russell .... supervising sound mixer
Dan Sharp .... sound re-recordist
Brian P. Williams .... sound re-recordist
David Wolowic .... assistant sound editor
Ulrika Akander .... dialogue editor (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Eric Allard .... special effects set supervisor
John Cherevka .... puppeteer
Matt Heimlich .... puppeteer (as Matthew Heimlich)
Richard J. Landon .... puppeteer (as Richard Landon)
Robin A. Linn .... animation production director
Lindsay MacGowan .... effects supervisor: Stan Winston Studio
Lindsay MacGowan .... puppeteer
Shane Mahan .... key artist: Stan Winston Studio
Shane Mahan .... puppeteer
Keith Marbory .... special effects supervisor
Hans Metz .... special effects supervisor
Brian Namanny .... puppeteer
Stan Parks .... special effects director
Alan Scott .... effects supervisor: Stan Winston Studio
Tony Vandenecker .... special effects technician
Stan Winston .... special effects director
Gary Yee .... creature effects crew
Gary Yee .... special effects makeup
Evan Schiff .... systems administrator: Stan Winston Studio (uncredited)
Tony Vandenecker .... puppeteer (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Lucy Ainsworth-Taylor .... visual effects producer: MPC
Victoria Alonso .... visual effects producer
Christopher Arreola .... lead film scanning
Scott Berri .... production assistant: Imageworks
Rob Blue .... digital artist: SPI
Christian Boudman .... digital compositor
Todd Boyce .... digital effects artist
Paul Brannan .... data operator: MPC
Paul Brannan .... render wrangler: MPC
Andre Brizard .... digital artist: MPC
Max Bruce .... digital artist
Timothy Michael Cairns .... quality control supervisor: Efilm/Panavision
Rohan Claassen .... visual effects (as Rohan Claassan)
James Cockerham .... technical animator (as Mitch Cockerham)
Nicolle Cornute .... paint & roto lead
Sean C. Cunningham .... digital effects artist: SPI
Lisa Deaner .... digital effects artist
Colin Drobnis .... visual effects technical director
Michael Duhatschek .... modeler
Dan Duran .... digital artist (as Daniel Walton)
Travis Dutch .... scanning and recording
Paddy Eason .... digital effects supervisor: MPC
Michael Elson .... head of production: MPC
Jenny Fulle .... visual effects executive producer
Joshua Geisler-Amhowitz .... digital matte painter
Richard Grandy .... digital character lead
Nic Hatch .... digital artist: MPC
Erica Hornung .... senior match mover: SPI
Adrian Iler .... color and lighting
Michael Kaelin .... paint/rotoscope artist: Sony
Blaine Kennison .... technical director: SPI
David Keslick .... scanning technician
Tim Ketzer .... digital artist: MPC
Tom Kimberley .... roto/paint artist: MPC
Ryan Knowles .... digital film recordist
Stephen Kowalski .... senior systems engineer
Lea Lambert .... rotoscoper
Douglas Larmour .... digital artist: MPC
Philippa Leathers .... digital film recordist
Kevin Lin .... digital cleanup artist
Kevin Scott Mack .... visual effects supervisor
Seth Maury .... computer graphics supervisor
Paul McGhee .... digital color timer: SPI
Ben Morgan .... digital artist: MPC
Adam Moura .... compositor: Sony Imageworks
Robert Davis Oh .... film recording technician
Andrea Lackey Pace .... senior production services technician
Steve Rhee .... visual effects editor: SPI
Allen Ruilova .... digital effects artist: SPI
John E. Sasaki .... digital compositor
Gunther Schatz .... digital visual effects artist
Ben Shepherd .... CGI supervisor: MPC
Brad Simonsen .... digital production manager
Eddie Soria .... visual effects digital associate coordinator
Chikako Terashita .... senior production services technician
Brian J. Terwilliger .... visual effects plate coordinator (as Brian Terwilliger)
John Wallin .... digital artist: MPC
Barry Weiss .... senior staff: SPI
Sheila Wickens .... digital compositor: MPC (as Sheila Gorman)
Simon Wicker .... digital artist: MPC
Ned Wilson .... lead production services technician
Kathleen Woolery .... digital color timing coordinator
Amit Agrawal .... software supervisor: SPI (uncredited)
Aimee Campbell .... senior matchmover: SPI (uncredited)
Danielle Conroy .... director of digital production: SPI (uncredited)
Martyn Drake .... systems: MPC (uncredited)
Michelle Martin .... visual effects coordinator (uncredited)
Thomas Mathai .... data manager (uncredited)
George Richman .... senior production services technician: SPI (uncredited)
Mitch Zeitlin .... video editorial coordinator: SPI (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Pedro Barquin .... stunts
Charles Croughwell .... stunt coordinator
Michelle Croughwell .... stunts
Corey Michael Eubanks .... stunts (as Corey Eubanks)
Richie Gaona .... stunt performer
Sean Graham .... stunts
Yoshio Iizuka .... stunts
William Morts .... stunts (as Billy Morts)
Jonathan Nosan .... stunts
John Radcliff .... utility stunts (as Johnny Rad)
Mika Saito .... stunts
Spencer Sano .... stunts
Nathan Siebring .... stunt performer
Scott Sproule .... stunts
Sonny Tipton .... stunts
Darlene Ava Williams .... stunts (as Darlene Williams)
Brian Avery .... stunts (uncredited)
Joni Avery .... stunt performer (uncredited)
Jake Brake .... utility stunts (uncredited)
Ian Calip .... stunt double (uncredited)
Brycen Counts .... utility stunts (uncredited)
Michael Forte .... stunt driver (uncredited)
Adam Fox .... stunts (uncredited)
Derek Frey .... utility stunts (uncredited)
Ransom Gates .... utility stunts (uncredited)
Al Goto .... stunts (uncredited)
Al Goto .... utility stunts (uncredited)
Sean Graham .... stunt double (uncredited)
Bill Little .... stunts (uncredited)
Denney Pierce .... stunts (uncredited)
Shaun Roberts .... utility stunts (uncredited)
Scott Sproule .... stunt rigger (uncredited)
Ryan Welch .... utility stunts (uncredited)
Boni Yanagisawa .... utility stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Paige Augustine .... gang boss
Rocky Babcock .... libra head operator
James Babineaux .... assistant chief lighting technician
Bryan Booth .... electrician
Branch M. Brunson .... rigging assistant chief lighting technician
Xiomara Comrie .... assistant camera
Dan Cornwall .... electrician
Jeff W. Curtis .... grip
Robert DiGiacomo .... assistant camera
David Ellis .... rigging electrician
Jack English .... gaffer
Erik A. Erichsen .... electrician
Guy Ferrandis .... still photographer
Donny Fowler .... grip
Jos'h Hancher .... film loader
Darryl Humber .... dolly grip
Fabio Iadeluca .... second unit: operator
Dennis J. Lootens .... rigging gaffer
Levi Loy .... rigging grip
Mary Ellen Mark .... still photographer
Bobby McMahan .... assistant camera
Daniel P. Moore .... video operator
Glenn E. Moran .... electrician
Glenn E. Moran .... set lighting technician
David Norris .... camera operator: Wescam camera
Neal Norton .... a-camera / steadicam operator
Jesse Wayne Parker .... key rigging grip (as Wayne Parker)
C. Alan Rawlins .... key grip (as Alan Rawlins)
Pamela Rittelmeyer .... assistant camera
Zade Rosenthal .... still photographer
Jacob Ross .... grip
Alan M. Rowe .... automated lighting programmer
Robert Ruiz .... first assistant camera
Ted Sapp .... best boy rigging grip
Riko Schatke .... best boy grip
Chad Schroeder .... basecamp electrician
Thom Shepard .... grip
Louis Smith .... second assistant camera
John E. Stephens .... crane operator: Technocrane
Randy Tharpe .... rigging electrician
Stephen Thorp .... electrician (as Steve Thorpe)
Mike Tyson .... electrician
Richard Vidal .... electrician
Francine Filatriau .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Peter Taylor .... additional video assist (uncredited)
Peter Taylor .... additional video assistant (uncredited)
 
Animation Department
Bill Diaz .... supervising animator
Denis Samoilov .... animator
 
Casting Department
Maryellen Aviano .... extras casting coordinator
Dena Berman .... casting associate
Janella Bersabal .... extras casting assistant
Barbara Harris .... voice casting
Ingrid Jungermann .... casting assistant
Ingrid Jungermann .... extras casting
Kari Mills .... extras casting assistant
Karen Faith Rothwell .... extras casting assistant
Paige Wilbanks .... casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Deborah Ambrosino .... specialty costume keyperson
Susan Antonelli .... set costumer
Amy Arnold .... costumer
Cha Blevins .... costume supervisor
Christine L. Cantella .... costumer (as Christine Cantella)
Lee Clayton .... costume cutter
Lee Clayton .... tailor
Janelle Cochrane .... costumer
Ian Davis .... wardrobe
Brenda Donoho .... set costumer
Diana Edgmon .... costumer
Daniel George .... costumer
Zandra Harding .... daily set costumer
Seth Hendrix .... costume production assistant
Nancy Jarzynko .... costumer
Jimmy Jay .... set costumer
Rhea Lowenthal .... costumer
Rosalida Medina .... costumer
Donna O'Neal .... key set costumer
Alison Parker .... costumer
Alice Powell .... seamstress
Felipe Sanchez .... costume illustrator
Thomas Sjolander .... embroidery
Michelle Skoby .... assistant costume designer
Dale Wibben .... head cutter/fitter
Joulles Wright .... set costumer
Suzy Freeman .... costumer (uncredited)
Barry Kellogg .... costumer (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Michel Aller .... first assistant editor (as Michel Markus)
Meredith Apel .... assistant editor
Steve Bowen .... color timer
Ben Estrada .... digital colorist assistant
Mo Henry .... negative cutter
Curtis Lindersmith .... digital intermediate editor
Nadia Naimi .... assistant editor: UK
Joel Negron .... additional editor
Marc Pattavina .... apprentice editor
Julie Saegert .... post-production assistant
Michael R. Taylor .... post-production assistant
Rebecca Weigold .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Jeff Atmajian .... orchestrator
Bob Badami .... music supervisor
Steve Bartek .... orchestrator
Jane Antonia Cornish .... orchestrator
Isobel Griffiths .... orchestra contractor
Jake Jackson .... score recordist
Ernest Lee .... music score programmer
Shie Rozow .... assistant music editor
Dennis S. Sands .... music scoring mixer
Ellen Segal .... music editor
Edgardo Simone .... orchestrator
David Slonaker .... orchestrator
Jeanette Surga .... music editor: temp music
Jonathan Williams .... musician: cello
 
Transportation Department
Michael Antunez .... transportation coordinator
Don Baer .... driver
Chris Basso .... production van driver operator
Jon Bergholz .... driver
Steve Humphrey .... picture car coordinator
Kim Magruder .... driver
Ron Parsell .... driver
Cindi Randall .... driver
Mike Robinson .... art driver
Bob 'Smitty' Smith .... driver
John H. Stephens .... driver
Timothy Stephens .... driver
Olivier Suffert .... production driver: Billy Crudup
Rick Kamen .... picture vehicles (uncredited)
Norman P. Martin .... picture vehicles (uncredited)
Kenneth A. Owen .... picture car mechanic (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Tea Aaron .... production assistant
Segolene Amice .... production secretary
Tammy Arnold .... acting coach
Jason Arrington .... key production assistant
Rick Baca .... first assistant accountant
Jacob Bartol .... production assistant
Brenda Berrisford .... assistant: Mr. Zanuck
Dawn Blacksten .... assistant location manager
Christine Bodelot .... production accountant
Chamonix Bosch .... set production assistant
Rémy Boudet .... title designer
Mark E. Brown .... production assistant (as Mark Brown)
Chris Browne .... craft service assistant
Jonathan Burdeshaw .... foam sculptor
Ian Calip .... set staff assistant
Tina Canny .... production projectionist
Hélène Cardona .... adr voice
Robin Citrin .... location manager
Noelle Coughlan .... second assistant accountant
Stephanie Crompton .... assistant: Mr. Cohen
Mike Cunliffe .... location manager
Steve Dale .... production assistant
Robert Dawson .... title designer
Bobby Edner .... adr voice
Williams Eva .... circus talent coordinator
Mary Jane Faris .... second assistant accountant
Kerin Ferallo .... assistant production coordinator
John Findley .... assistant location manager (as John Findley III)
Dan Fischer .... production assistant
Robert Foley .... dog trainer
Adam Fox .... staff set production assistant
Kelli Franklin .... set production assistant
Derek Frey .... assistant: Mr. Burton
Philippe Gallichet .... chef: second unit
Isabelle Gautier .... supervising location manager
Bradley Grant .... caterer
David Guilbeau .... craft service (as David 'Cajun' Guilbeau)
Raine Hall .... key assistant location manager
Amy Jackson .... production assistant
Mike Khalil .... production assistant
Kasha Kropinski .... adr artist
Aimee Lagos .... production coordinator: Los Angeles
Richard J. Landon .... animatronic animal constructor
Sandra Lee .... development (as Sandra Gabrych)
Guillaume Lefrançois .... production assistant
Jonathan B. Lewis .... production assistant: Wetumpka/Tallassee
Christopher S. Louis .... accounting clerk
Paul Lowe .... medic
Alfonzo Luna .... assistant: Mr. Jinks
Jeremy McGuire .... production assistant
Shane Meador .... production assistant
Michael Meere .... second assistant accountant
Carla Meyer .... dialect coach
Joan Johnson Miller .... assistant to executive producer (as Joan Johnson)
Matthew D. Miller .... production assistant
Meyerer Miller .... production office assistant
Niamh Murphy .... textile artist
Jean Nakahara .... assistant production coordinator
Geraldine Niche .... production coordinator
Taylor Norton .... production assistant
Cynthia Onrubia .... choreographer
Micha Owens .... production assistant
Alice M. Peschl .... production assistant
Eileen Peterson .... unit publicist
Jon Philion .... technician: Libra Mount
May Porter .... stand-in
John Radcliff .... set production assistant (as Johnny Rad)
Shaun Roberts .... staff set production assistant
Santos P. Rodriguez .... cook assistant
Jayne Rogers .... assistant dyer
Danny Sconyers .... location team
Olivier Servanin .... location manager: Paris
Kevin Shaner .... medic
Marianne Shiffrar .... payroll accountant
Mary Small .... catering
Rozanne Stark .... set tutor
Janna Stern .... script supervisor
Lisa Swain .... production coordinator
Stan Swofford .... medic coordinator
Edwanna Tabb .... office production assistant
Travis Taylor .... production assistant
Michelle Elaine Teague .... fitter
Ryan Welch .... stand-in
Chad Wheeler .... set production assistant
Jennifer Wilbert .... production assistant
Nadine F. Wilson .... production accountant (as Nadine Wilson)
Dean Zanuck .... production executive
Saxon Eldridge .... assistant to cast (uncredited)
Adrian Lamo .... cast accompanist (uncredited)
Amy Leigh Owen .... accounting clerk (uncredited)
Senia Phillips .... animal trainer (uncredited)
Joey Racca .... production assistant (uncredited)
John Whitley .... accounting clerk (uncredited)
 

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Rated PG-13 for a fight scene, some images of nudity and a suggestive reference
Runtime:
125 min
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Aspect Ratio:
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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS (8 channels)
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Trivia:
The joke with the elephant defecating while Edward daydreams was unscripted. The filming crew found it hilarious, and quickly zoomed out to get the whole thing.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: While playing football in Ashton, Edward Bloom is running with the ball when two players from the opposing team dive to try to tackle him, and dive off screen. As the camera continues to reveal more of the field, the players are nowhere to be seen. They should have still been on the ground where they had fallen.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Young Ed Bloom:There are some fish that cannot be caught. It's not that they are faster or stronger than other fish, they're just touched by something extra.
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Movie Connections:
References The Wizard of Oz (1939)See more »
Soundtrack:
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76 out of 139 people found the following review useful.
Very sweet, imaginative story despite lacking a strong conclusion, 8 February 2004
Author: bob the moo from United Kingdom

Will Bloom feels like he doesn't really know his father - his habit of telling exaggerated and untrue stories instead of the truth. They don't speak for several years until Will hears that Ed is on his deathbed and returns home. He hopes to find out the truth behind the stories but can only get more of the same without doing some digging.

Even having watched the trailer I was unsure exactly what this film was about, but I trusted that Burton's imagination would carry it. Having seen it, the film can best be described as being about story telling in that the film is more about the wonder of the stories told than the actual narrative in terms of start/middle/end. In terms of the traditional idea of narrative, the film is not perfect - it is not as meaningful or as satisfying as I would have hoped, and this is shown in an ending that, although sweet, is not as neat as I would have hoped. However the telling - that's where it is at.

The stories told are wonderfully whimsical and amusing, like the film states the stories have elements of truth but also be coloured by Bloom to add life to them. For me, it was very simple to get involved in the tall tales and I was held in the spell of Ed's stories easily - even thought it never came to a `real' solution I was still captivated by just how sweet and imaginative it all was. If it sounds like I'm having trouble putting my words together it is because I found the film quite hard to quantify - all I know is that I found the whole experience to be very sweet and enjoyable despite it not really amounting to much in the grand scheme of things. In this regard the film is a consistently imaginative fantasy film that is gently humorous and outright funny at times.

The cast are pretty good. I was originally a little put off by McGregor's Alabama accent and it took me a minute to get past it, but other that his performance was very good and he helped create the film's mood of wonder and whimsy. I think both McGregor and Finney needed to have that sort of accent - I don't know why but it is a storyteller's accent and it does help the material. Finney is good and manages to keep the spirit of McGregor's character going despite not being surrounded by the images to support him. The support cast works well whether they be tall giants or well-known cameos from Buscemi, Carter and Devito. Lange, Crudup and Cotillard are all good but it is easily McGregor and Finney's film.

Overall some will find the lack of structure and real substance to be a problem - after all, this is a film about tall tales and not everyone will be able to enjoy that. However this is a wonderfully light and fun bit of whimsy that is a lot better than I expected it to be. While it may not amount to a great deal more than that, it can still be enjoyed for what it is - a great fun story!

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