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  (in credits order)

Seymour Cassel ... Himself

Carol Kane ... Herself

Jon Voight ... Himself

Ben Gazzara ... Himself

Peter Falk ... Himself
Annette Insdorf ... Herself

Sean Penn ... Himself
Ray Carney

Gena Rowlands ... Herself
Lelia Goldoni ... Herself

John Sayles ... Himself

Peter Bogdanovich

Val Avery
Lynn Carlin ... Herself
Al Ruban
Julian Schlossberg

John A. Gallagher ... Himself (as John Gallagher)
Bo Harwood

Charles Durning

Tom Noonan

Lenny Citrano ... John Cassavetes Narrative Voice (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

John Cassavetes ... Himself (archive footage)

Directed by
Charles Kiselyak 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Charles Kiselyak  writer

Produced by
Scott Bardolf .... assistant producer
Denise Ann Cochran .... executive producer
Charles Kiselyak .... executive producer
Charles Kiselyak .... producer
Jim McGowan .... executive producer
Ryan Meyer .... assistant producer
Dan Walter .... assistant producer
Original Music by
Bo Harwood 
Film Editing by
Denise Cochran 
Makeup Department
Marjolein Hermans .... hair stylist
Sound Department
Dave Amomoto .... sound
Henri Campo .... sound restoration
K.C. Clayton .... sound
David Gaffney .... sound
Brian Murphy .... sound
David Pliskin .... sound
Gar Robertson .... narration recording
Mark A. Rozett .... sound re-recording mixer
Bei Sound .... sound facility
Visual Effects by
Phred Tinampay .... motion control camera
Camera and Electrical Department
Jeff Daly .... camera operator
Guy Jackson .... camera operator
Robert Jaye .... camera operator
Kevin Layne .... camera operator
Stephen Murello .... camera operator
Editorial Department
Chuck Crews .... on-line editor
Eric Notti .... on-line editor
Music Department
Rob Tagore .... music supervisor
Other crew
Joan Almond .... archival photographs courtesy of
Val Avery .... archival photographs courtesy of
Peter Falk .... archival photographs courtesy of
Lelia Goldoni .... archival photographs courtesy of
Bo Harwood .... archival photographs courtesy of
Steve Reisch .... archival photographs courtesy of
Gena Rowlands .... archival photographs courtesy of
Al Ruban .... archival photographs courtesy of


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200 min
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11 out of 25 people found the following review useful.
Turgid, 19 July 2005
Author: dean-schneider from Australia

I give it three for showing some archival footage of him at work on set. But everything else, all the interviews, the music, the sentimentality, is way too much and over the top. Even when they show photos they are only to help serve this image of an 'angel' who could do no wrong.

Everything Falk, Rowlands, and the other actors he worked with is nothing but comments on 'how great he was', or how touching, or how much of a 'genius' he was. But we get this in every other documentary about filmmakers! The best ones do their best to avoid it. This one indulges in it. Even the people who we know to have smart things to say (like Ray Carney) have their words spun to fit into the context of this 'great' man.

Am I to believe this man was so flawless? If someone made a documentary about me or one of my friends like this I'd burn every copy I saw.

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