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The Room -- Johnny is a successful banker with great respect for and dedication to the people in his life, especially his future wife Lisa. Johnny can also be a little too trusting at times which haunts him later on. Lisa is a beautiful blonde fiancé of Johnny. She has always gotten her way and will manipulate to get what she wants. She is a taker, with a double personality, and her deadly schemes lead to her own downfall. Mark is a young, successful and independent best friend of Johnny. He has a good heart, but gets caught up in Lisa's dangerous web and gives into temptation. This eventually brings him to great loss. Claudette is the classy, sophisticated mother of Lisa who has had disappointing relationships in her life. She wants her daughter to be married as soon as possible so she can benefit. Denny is an orphan boy, naive and confused about life, love, and friendship. Denny is very ambitious and also very grateful to the people that are in his life. "The Room" depicts the depths of friendship and relationships in one's life and raises life's real and most asked question: "Can you ever really trust anyone?"
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Release Date:
3 March 2004 (Australia) See more »
A film with the passion of Tennessee Williams. See more »
Johnny is a successful banker who lives happily in a San Francisco townhouse with his fiancée, Lisa. One day, inexplicably, she gets bored with him and decides to seduce his best friend, Mark. From there, nothing will be the same again. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Tommy Wiseau ... Johnny

Greg Sestero ... Mark

Juliette Danielle ... Lisa
Philip Haldiman ... Denny (as Phillip Haldiman)
Carolyn Minnott ... Claudette (as Carolyn Minnot)

Robyn Paris ... Michelle
Mike Holmes ... Mike (as Mike Scott)
Dan Janjigian ... Chris-R
Kyle Vogt ... Peter

Greg Ellery ... Steven
Kari McDermott ... Party Member #2 (as Kari Mcdermont)
Jennifer Vanderbliek ... Party Member #3 (as Jen Vanderbliek)
Daron Jennings ... Barista #2
Frank Willey ... Coffee Shop #4
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Bennett Dunn ... Partygoer (as Bennet Dunn)
Jamie MacDonald ... 'Me Underwears' Dude (uncredited)
Amy Von Brock ... Customer in Flower Shop (uncredited)

Directed by
Tommy Wiseau 
Writing credits
Tommy Wiseau (written by)

Produced by
Drew Caffrey .... executive producer (credit only)
Chloe Lietzke .... executive producer
Greg Sestero .... line producer
Justin Silverman .... consulting producer
Tommy Wiseau .... executive producer
Tommy Wiseau .... producer
Original Music by
Mladen Milicevic 
Cinematography by
Todd Barron (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Eric Chase  (as Eric Yalkut Chase)
Casting by
Chloe Lietzke 
Production Design by
Mercedes Younger (uncredited)
Art Direction by
Kendra Hollaway (uncredited)
Costume Design by
Safowa Bright-Asare  (as Safowa B. Asare)
Makeup Department
Persia Matine .... key hair stylist (as Persia Matine Coburn)
Persia Matine .... key makeup artist (as Persia Matine Coburn)
Amy Von Brock .... key makeup artist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jacob Bick .... first assistant director
Marcus Metsala .... assistant director
Art Department
Kendra Hollaway .... art department (as Kendra Holloway)
Courtland Jindra .... set constructor
Randolph Pratt .... set constructor
Raffa Rodriguez .... art department
Raffa Rodriguez .... set construction
Kara Thiringer .... art department (as Kara Thringer)
Kara Thiringer .... set constructor
Matt Von Kroeker .... set constructor (as Matt Vonkroeker)
Mercedes Younger .... art department
Sound Department
Troy Allen .... foley artist
Charles D. Ballard .... sound effects
Eric Chase .... sound designer (as Eric Yalkut Chase)
Tim D. Lloyd .... boom operator (as Tim Lloyd)
Zsolt Magyar .... sound
Andy Potvin .... consultant: Dolby
Richard Zimmerman .... dialogue editor
Richard Zimmerman .... foley engineer
Stanley Kastner .... re-recording mixer (uncredited)
Donald Lyles .... sound recordist (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Eric Bauer .... digital artist
Jason Fotter .... digital artist
Kurt McKeever .... digital artist (as Kurt Mckeever)
Bob Minshall .... digital artist
Sean Mullen .... digital artist
Matt von Brock .... digital artist (as Matthew Von Brock)
Matt von Brock .... visual effects supervisor (as Matthew Von Brock)
Christopher Dusendschon .... digital imaging supervisor: iO FILM (uncredited)
Craig Kuehne .... visual effects artist (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Bill Bentkok .... electrician
Peter Calcaterra .... dolly grip (as Pete Calcaterra)
Andrew Clarke .... dolly grip
Sean Cohen .... dolly grip
Sean Cohen .... gaffer
Justine Ariel Cook .... best boy electric (as Justine Cook)
Cicero De Moraes .... gaffer (as Cicero Moraes)
Michael Francisco .... gaffer
Chris Goe .... electrician
Keely Grigel .... electrician
John Habell .... electrician
Rudy Harbon .... camera operator (as Rude Harbon)
'Uncle Johnny' Heydon .... dolly grip (as John Heydon)
Gayle Hilary .... clapper/loader
Gayle Hilary .... slate
John Hoffma .... electrician
Dina S. Khouri .... still photographer (as Dina Khouri)
Jason Kinney .... electrician
David Ortkiese .... electrician (as David Ortkiese)
Sheri Ortkiese .... electrician
Joe Pacella .... clapper/loader
Joe Pacella .... first assistant camera
Joe Pacella .... slate
Don Presley .... camera operator
Kelly Price .... dolly grip
Tony Pulice .... best boy electric
Jeff Seebach .... electrician
Joseph M. Setele .... camera operator (as Joe Setele)
Stefan Tarzan .... camera operator
Remi Tournois .... camera operator
Wade Whitley .... camera operator
Matt Wilbur .... dolly grip
Jake Avignone .... first assistant camera: "b" camera (uncredited)
David F. Clark .... first assistant camera: "a" camera (uncredited)
Pauline Edwards .... additional first assistant camera: "a" camera (uncredited)
Jesse M. Feldman .... second assistant camera (uncredited)
Graham Futerfas .... director of photography (uncredited)
Ben Gamble .... gaffer (uncredited)
Joel Ides .... grip (uncredited)
Milan Janicin .... dolly grip (uncredited)
Robert Lowell .... first assistant camera: "a" camera (uncredited)
Gary Lowrance .... set lighting technician (uncredited)
Rod Reyes .... grip (uncredited)
Raphael Smadja .... director of photography (uncredited)
Tim Wattez .... electrician (uncredited)
Andy Yip .... grip (uncredited)
Casting Department
Drew Caffrey .... casting: San Francisco (credit only)
Drew Caffrey .... extras casting (credit only)
Editorial Department
Andrew Harwood .... post-production assistant
Music Department
Eric Chase .... music supervisor (as Eric Yalkut Chase)
Giovana Clayton .... musician: violin (as Giovana)
Wayman Davis .... songs producer
Carl 'Chick' Kizine .... musician: guitar
Kitra Williams .... songs producer
Kitra Williams .... vocal arrangements
Other crew
Peter Anway .... assistant: Mr. Wiseau
Peter Anway .... production coordinator
Todd Barron .... assistant: Mr. Wiseau
Drew Caffrey .... assistant: Mr. Wiseau (credit only)
John Caffrey .... assistant: Tommy Wiseau
Marcus Metsala .... assistant: Mr. Wiseau
Raffa Rodriguez .... cleanup crew
Raul Vega .... cleanup crew
Edward Lozzi .... publicist (uncredited)
Sandy Schklair .... script supervisor (uncredited)
Barbara Marshall .... special thanks
Chip Potter .... special thanks
Paul Roman .... special thanks
Newt Wallen .... grateful acknowledgment
Crew believed to be complete

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Rated R for sexuality, language and brief violence
99 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Australia:M (2009) | Canada:14A (Alberta) (2011) | Canada:14A (British Columbia) (2010) | Canada:18A (Manitoba) (2010) | New Zealand:M | Russia:18+ | Singapore:M18 | USA:TV-MA (cable rating) | USA:R (certificate #39800)
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Did You Know?

During the filming of the party confrontations and the "trashing the apartment" scenes, Tommy Wiseau had been taking heavy dosages of NyQuil to counter a stuffed nose and sore throat, coupled with a severe lack of sleep. In the movie he looks convincingly drunk or stoned, slurring and barely awake, but the reality was that he was just exhausted.See more »
Revealing mistakes: Johnny's small apartment could not have any large rooms adjacent to it because it has exterior windows on all 4 sides; despite this, the rooftop set is illogically much larger than the apartment set.See more »
[first lines]
Johnny:Hi, babe. I have something for you.
Lisa:What is it?
Johnny:Just a little something.
[Playfully hides a package behind his back, then presents it to Lisa. She opens it and pulls out a red dress]
Lisa:Johnny, it's beautiful. Thank you. Can I try it on now?
Johnny:Sure, it's yours.
Lisa:Wait right here.
[grabs Johnny's tie and kisses him]
Lisa:I'll try it on right now.
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