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Dopamine -- A San Franciscan computer animator (Livingston) falls in love with one his creations in the days after the boom.


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Mark Decena (writer) and
Timothy Breitbach (writer)
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  (in credits order)

John Livingston ... Rand

Sabrina Lloyd ... Sarah McCaulley

Bruno Campos ... Winston

Rueben Grundy ... Johnson

William Windom ... Tom - Rand's father
Nicole Wilder ... Machiko

Kathleen Antonia ... Tammy
Julian Diminyatz ... Dave
Wanda McCaddon ... Margie - Rand's mother
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Timothy Breitbach ... Mike the bartender
Emma Kanter ... Bubble Girl
Ivan Kraljevic ... Sleazy Guy
Dennis Yen ... Toru

Christa Bella ... Bar Patron (uncredited)
Ian Berzon ... Moving man (uncredited)

Alan Draven ... Straggler (uncredited)
Daniel J. Gerstle ... Bartender (uncredited)
Marcus J. Oliver ... Richard (uncredited)

Donn Andrew Simmons ... Guy on Date at Museum (uncredited)

Directed by
Mark Decena 
Writing credits
Mark Decena (writer) and
Timothy Breitbach (writer)

Produced by
Brian Benson .... co-producer
Timothy Breitbach .... co-producer
Debbie Brubaker .... producer
Liz Decena .... co-producer
Tad Fettig .... producer
Christopher James Hall .... line producer
Eric Koivisto .... executive producer
Chris Miller .... post-production producer: Visionbox Media Group
Andrew Jon Thomson .... producer: behind the scenes
Original Music by
Eric Holland 
Cinematography by
Robert Humphreys 
Film Editing by
Jessica Congdon 
Casting by
Gillian O'Neill 
Production Design by
S. Quinn 
Art Direction by
Joe Schlick 
Set Decoration by
Lisa Clark 
Costume Design by
Jennifer Power 
Deirdre Scully 
Makeup Department
Gretchen Davis .... key makeup artist
Gretchen Davis .... makeup supervisor
Nicole Sofios .... makeup assistant
Lisa Zomer .... hair department head
Lisa Zomer .... makeup department head
Production Management
Christopher James Hall .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
D. Cole Berry .... second assistant director
Gino Caputi .... second assistant director
Kiran Gonsalves .... first assistant director
Art Department
Tanem Davidson .... storyboard artist
Sean House .... specialty props
Patrick Ludden .... property master
Annie Mueller .... assistant property master
Alfred Leslie Pollard .... construction coordinator
Sound Department
Michael Colomby .... re-recording mixer
Bob Gitzen .... sound
Scott G.G. Haller .... sound editor
Eric Holland .... sound design supervisor
Etina Hom .... boom operator
Howard London .... adr mixer
Brad North .... sound effects editor
Peter Persaud .... foley recordist
Visual Effects by
Christopher Batty .... digital artist
David Brandt .... animator: Koy Koy
Derek Fisher .... digital artist
John Hays .... animation supervisor: Koy Koy sequences
Camera and Electrical Department
Rebecca Bauscher .... still photographer
Mike Booth .... additional electrician
Joe H. Bourguignon .... electrician (as Joe Bourguignon)
Chris Lindsay .... gaffer
Andrea Miraglia .... assistant camera
Rob Muthamia .... first assistant camera
Sean Prichard .... best boy grip
Kerry Sweeney .... best boy electric
Marc Wall .... grip
Casting Department
Kiki Goshay .... extras casting
Nina Henninger .... location casting
Sarah Kliban .... location casting associate
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Joslyn Lawrence .... costume supervisor
Editorial Department
Sam Dlugach .... final colorist
Jonathan Miller .... post-production services (uncredited)
Location Management
Nancy Ellen Jones .... location manager
Music Department
Mads Heldtberg .... musician
Eric Holland .... music supervisor
Jonathan McHugh .... music supervisor
Mike Morasky .... musician: guitar
Transportation Department
Bundy Chanock .... transportation coordinator
Adam M. Dunne-De'Coligny .... transportation captain
Terri Fredlund .... driver
Stephanie Olliffe .... driver
Other crew
Bundy Chanock .... set medic
Jeff Dowd .... producer's representative (as Jeff 'The Dude' Dowd)
Terry L. James .... digital film transfer
Heather McCann .... additional production coordinator
Angela Mixan .... production coordinator
Roger Udwin .... assistant production coordinator
Curtiss Clayton .... special thanks
Jennifer Sanderson .... special thanks

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Rated R for language, sexuality and brief drug use
79 min | 85 min (Sundance Channel Library Print) (dvd release)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Canada:14A (Ontario) | Netherlands:AL | USA:R (certificate #40161)

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Sarah McCaulley:Have you ever been in love?
Rand:No, but I've seen it. My parents totally crazy about each other.
Sarah McCaulley:Then why are you such a cynic?
Rand:Well I've also seen it disappear all together as it were never there at all.
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6 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Has a feel of Requiem for a Dream with more pleasant content., 11 October 2003
Author: Lauren ( from Washington DC

People are giving this movie unfair ratings. It was both analytic, which we all feel compelled to be, and sensitive. The soundtrack was amazing, and the camera work done with the high speed film perfectly conveyed the mood of the film at the appropriate moments. If you don't like this movie, perhaps you're missing at heart because it certainly pulled at mine.

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