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In search of wine. In search of women. In search of themselves.
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Two men reaching middle age with not much to show but disappointment, embark on a week long road trip through California's wine country, just as one is about to take a trip down the aisle. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Won Oscar. Another 128 wins & 50 nominations See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Paul Giamatti ... Miles

Thomas Haden Church ... Jack

Virginia Madsen ... Maya

Sandra Oh ... Stephanie
Marylouise Burke ... Miles's Mother

Jessica Hecht ... Victoria

Missy Doty ... Cammi

M.C. Gainey ... Cammi's Husband

Alysia Reiner ... Christine Erganian

Shake Tukhmanyan ... Mrs. Erganian (as Shaké Toukhmanian)

Shaun Duke ... Mike Erganian (as Duke Moosekian)

Robert Covarrubias ... Miles's Building Manager

Patrick Gallagher ... Gary the Bartender

Stephanie Faracy ... Stephanie's Mother

Joe Marinelli ... Frass Canyon Pourer
Chris Burroughs ... Chris at Stanford
Toni Howard ... Evelyn Berman-Silverman (voice)
Khoren Babouchian ... Armenian Priest (as Rev. Fr. Khoren Babouchian)
Lee Brooks ... Ken Cortland

Peter Dennis ... Leslie Brough
Alison Herson ... Foxen Winery Pourer

Phil Reeves ... Vacationing Dr. Walt Hendricks
Rob Trow ... Obnoxious Golfer

Lacey Rae ... Los Olivos Waitress
Cesar Ramos ... Barista (as Cesar 'Cheeser' Ramos)
Daniel Rogers ... Reciting Eighth Grader

Natalie Carter ... Siena
Simon Kassis ... Mini-Mart Owner
Sevag Kendirjian ... Armenian Deacon
Jaren Coler ... Acoustic Guitarist
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
JR Garcia ... Little Boy (uncredited)

Adolf Hitler ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Alex Kalognomos ... Alex (uncredited)
Logan Mulvey ... Waiter (uncredited)
Chris Petoyan ... Mrs. Erganian's Son (uncredited)

Parker Quinn ... Customer in Shoe Store (uncredited)

Mikael Sharafyan ... Armenian Wedding Guest (uncredited)

Directed by
Alexander Payne 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Rex Pickett (novel)

Alexander Payne (screenplay) &
Jim Taylor (screenplay)

Produced by
Michael London .... producer
George Parra .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
Rolfe Kent 
 
Cinematography by
Phedon Papamichael 
 
Film Editing by
Kevin Tent 
 
Casting by
John Jackson 
 
Production Design by
Jane Ann Stewart 
 
Art Direction by
T.K. Kirkpatrick 
 
Set Decoration by
Lisa Fischer 
Barbara Haberecht 
 
Costume Design by
Wendy Chuck 
 
Makeup Department
Bridget Cook .... key hair stylist (as Bridget M. Cook)
Nicole DeFrancesco .... assistant hair stylist (as Nicole Frank)
Pam Phillips .... assistant makeup artist (as Pamela Phillips)
Jeanne Van Phue .... makeup department head
 
Production Management
Steve Barnett .... post-production supervisor
Ginger Sledge .... unit production manager
Yvonne Yaconelli .... production supervisor
Patrick Esposito .... post-production manager (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
George Parra .... first assistant director
Nick Satriano .... second assistant director
Susan E. Walter .... second second assistant director
 
Art Department
Jeff Brown .... greens coordinator
Jeff Brown .... greens foreman
Gerasimos Christoforatos .... art department assistant
Denise Ciarcia .... second assistant property master (as Denise M. Ciarcia)
Kevin Diersing .... propmaker
Michael Diersing .... construction coordinator
Richard Eckols .... foreman
Leah Ferrarini .... set dresser
Lilly Frank .... graphic artist
Anthony Gaudio .... stand-by painter
Marc Gillson .... painter (as Marco Gilson)
Karen Greene .... painter
Jennifer Hamilton .... property production assistant
Scott E. Handt .... construction foreman
Coco Harrison .... set decoration production assistant
Willie Haspel .... labor foreman
Derrick Hinman .... assistant property master
Anne Hyvarinen .... lead paint foreman
Marik 'Travis' Little .... set dresser (as Mark 'Travis' Little)
Gabriel Mann .... art department production assistant
Masako Masuda .... assistant art director
Kristen McCarron .... buyer
Frank McEldowney .... greens coordinator
Jane Meyer .... set dresser (as Joanie Meyer)
Jeffrey M. O'Brien .... property master
Tristan Oliver .... set dresser
Vlad Pelinovschi .... toolman
Cynthia C. Rebman .... on-set dresser
Brent Regan .... general construction foreman (as Brent T. Regan)
Jon Reynolds .... art department production assistant
Jeff Shewbert .... foreman
Nils Thyrring .... scenic
Kathleen Walker .... art department coordinator
Michael P. Walsh .... signwriter
Mark Woods .... leadman
Matthew Richard Harris .... graphic designer (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
James Aldridge .... sound effects editor
David Bach .... adr supervisor
David Bach .... dialogue supervisor
Ron Bedrosian .... adr mixer
Shayna Brown .... sound re-recording mixer
Weldon Brown .... adr mixer
Julio Carmona .... sound recordist
Patrick Cyccone Jr. .... sound re-recording mixer (as Patrick Cyccone)
Ian Elias .... sound
Russell Farmarco .... dialogue editor
Jonathan Fuh .... boom operator
Frank Gaeta .... sound designer
Frank Gaeta .... sound supervisor
Luis Galdames .... assistant sound editor
José Antonio García .... sound mixer
Robert Getty .... dialog editor (as Rob Getty)
Patrick Giraudi .... dialogue editor
Carlos Gutierrez .... sound effects editor
Paul Hackner .... assistant sound editor
Catherine Harper .... foley artist
Steven Klinghoffer .... sound utility
Tony Lamberti .... sound re-recording mixer
Daryl Lathrop .... adr recordist
Colin McLellan .... adr recordist
Christopher Moriana .... foley artist
Doug Mountain .... sound engineer (as Douglas Mountain)
Chris Navarro .... adr recordist
Christopher Sidor .... sound recordist
Randy Singer .... foley mixer
Christine Sirois .... sound recording assistant
Daniel Tharp .... sound engineer: 35 mm magnetic dailies
Eric Thompson .... adr mixer
Dennis Twitty .... sound assistant
Derek Vanderhorst .... sound effects editor
John Soukup .... sound transfer (uncredited)
T.C. Spriggs .... sound editor (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Donald Frazee .... special effects assistant coordinator (as Donald L. Frazee)
Terry D. Frazee .... special effects coordinator (as Terry Frazee)
Kai Shelton .... special effects technician
 
Visual Effects by
Mesrop Abrahamian .... rotoscope artist
Tricia Barrett .... digital compositor
Ryan Beadle .... digital I/O
Steve Caldwell .... digital compositor
John Coats .... digital artist
Dennis Dorney .... digital lineup
Tim Everitt .... digital compositor
Michele Ferrone .... visual effects producer
Christine Haddad .... visual effects intern
R.J. Harbour .... digital compositor
Shauna M. Hirdler .... visual effects production assistant
Shaina Holmes .... digital compositor
Shaina Holmes .... digital coordinator
Dave Jacobs .... visual effects production supervisor
Lincoln Kupchak .... visual effects editor
John P. Mesa .... visual effects supervisor
Lori C. Miller .... main title designer
Dan Novy .... digital compositor
Mitch Paulson .... digital preview colorist
L. Elizabeth Powers .... digital compositor (as Laurie Powers)
Jeffrey White .... visual effects producer
Amani Williams .... digital compositor
 
Stunts
Tom Elliott .... stunt coordinator
Steve Holladay .... stunts
Gary Price .... stunt double (as Gary K. Price)
Mark Stefanich .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
David Ariniello .... grip
Lee Auerbach .... lamp operator
Jeff Barnett .... camera operator
Kevin Barrera .... rigging electrician
Adam Barth .... video assist operator
Alejandro J. Castillo .... lighting technician
Steve Colgrove .... lamp operator
Ray Garcia .... key grip
Antonio V. Garrido .... dolly grip (as Tony Garrido)
Jarek Gorczycki .... best boy electric
Bob Hall .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Jeffrey M. Hall .... lamp operator
Sean Higgins .... best boy rigging electric (as Sean M. Higgins)
Patrick Hoeschen .... lamp operator (as Patrick R. Hoeschen)
Jack Korbel .... rigging grip
Jennifer Lane .... director of photography: second unit
Alexandra Lucka .... additional camera loader
Daniel C. McFadden .... camera loader (as Daniel McFadden)
Maurice K. McGuire .... additional camera operator
Roger Meilink .... rigging gaffer
Paul Murphey .... 24 frame video operator
Jacqueline J. Nivens .... additional assistant camera
Morten Petersen .... rigging electrician
Blake Pike .... rigging key grip
Donis Rhoden .... best boy grip
Paul Sanchez .... camera operator (as Paul G. Sanchez)
T. Daniel Scaringi .... grip
Tari Segal .... camera intern
Philip Shanahan .... second assistant camera (as Phil Shanahan)
Tony Sommo .... best boy rigging grip
Dan Squires .... additional second assistant camera
Rafael E. Sánchez .... gaffer
Paul Theriault .... additional first assistant camera
Doug Wall .... grip (as Douglas L. Wall)
Merie Weismiller Wallace .... still photographer
Scott Whitbread .... additional assistant camera (as Scott A. Whitbread)
Mark Wojciechowski .... grip
 
Casting Department
Will Etling .... extras casting intern
Michael Marino .... casting intern
Ellen Parks .... casting: New York
Jessie Hope Salka .... casting assistant
Tammy L. Smith .... extras casting: Los Angeles (as Tammy Smith)
Dixie Webster .... extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jeannine Bourdaghs .... set costumer
Erin Lenk .... set costumer
Lori Stilson .... costume supervisor
Susan Strubel .... set costumer
 
Editorial Department
David Berman .... apprentice editor
Gary Burritt .... negative cutter
Mato .... color timer
Jami Philbrick .... post-production assistant
Laura Rindner .... assistant editor
Alexis Seymour .... first assistant editor
 
Music Department
Alex Acuna .... musician: percussion
Justo Almario .... musician: flute
Dondi Bastone .... music supervisor
Tony Blondal .... music coordinator
Tony Blondal .... orchestrator
Roger Burn .... musician: vibraphone
David Carpenter .... musician: bass
Stephen Coleman .... conductor
Stephen Coleman .... music programmer
Luis Conte .... musician: percussion
Pedro Eustache .... musician: flute
Ron Feuer .... musician: piano
Richard Ford .... music editor
Gary Foster .... musician: flute and saxophone
Danny Greco .... musician: percussion
Don Higgins .... musician: saxophone
Oliver Hug .... assistant music editor
Will Kennedy .... musician: drums
Rolfe Kent .... musician: guitar and melodica
Paul Morin .... musician: bass
Ricardo 'Tiki' Pasillas .... musician: percussion
Tom Ranier .... musician: piano
Jason Ruder .... assistant music editor
Dan Savant .... music contractor
Dan Savant .... musician: trumpet
Brian Scanlon .... musician: saxophone
Nick South .... music programmer
Eric Stonerook .... music copyist
Bob Summers .... musician: trumpet
Gohar Toranyan .... musician: wedding organist
Greg Townley .... scoring mixer
Nick Vincent .... musician: drums
Lee Wall .... composer: additional music
Kenny Wild .... musician: bass
Tom Hardisty .... music mix assistant (uncredited)
Craig Kastelnik .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Johnny Batiuk .... driver: cast trailer
Loren Bess .... driver: camera truck
Jack R. Campbell .... driver: maxi van
Pat Carman .... driver: cast trailer
Melvin Cavett .... driver: maxi van
Eric Compton .... driver: maxi van (as Eric 'Buck' Compton)
Kevin Cortez .... driver: cast trailer (as Kevin M. Cortez)
Vince De Amicis .... driver: greens (as Vince DeAmicis)
Andy DeNicholas .... driver: EFX trailer
Adam Dotson .... driver: wardrobe trailer
Gary Edelman .... transportation coordinator
Shane Greedy .... production driver
Michael Grooms .... driver: director trailer
Doug Hennecke .... driver: construction car
Steve Howard .... driver: props car
Ivan Kerum .... cook/driver
J.T. Lannen .... driver: maxi van
Joel Larson .... driver: grip van
Sal Lauria .... driver: construction
Alan Nassaney .... driver: set dressing (as Alan T. Nassaney)
Tom Neal .... driver: honeywagon
Charles Ramirez .... transportation captain (as Charlie Ramirez)
Ignacio Ramírez .... driver: mechanic (as Ignacio "Nacho" Ramirez")
Chance Robertson .... driver: electric pre-rig crew cab
Juan J. Rodriguez .... driver: trailer
Neda Rudela .... cook/driver (as Neda Kerum)
Chester Sohn .... driver: grip truck
Chris Stathes .... driver: maxi van
Frank Valentino .... driver: production van
 
Other crew
Tom Ajar .... projectionist
Jeremy Alter .... location manager
Bonnie Barabas .... clearance coordinator
Christina Barton .... animal trainer
Brian Beery .... production assistant
Tracy Boyd .... general factotum
Erik Bright .... unit publicist
Richard Bronskill .... auricle operator
Paul Cavanaugh .... office intern
Sue Chipperton .... animal trainer
Jill R. Cohen .... legal counsel (as Jill Cohen)
Laone T. Collins .... stand-in
Julie Cummings .... production assistant
Allison Curren .... additional script supervisor
Daniela De Carlo .... production assistant
Phil DeSanti .... set production assistant
Maral Djerejian .... liaison and coordinator: Armenia (as Maral Jerejian)
Evan Endicott .... assistant: Mr. Payne
Erin Ferguson .... assistant production coordinator
Simon Ferrer .... production assistant
Candela Figueira .... set production assistant
Nicholas Fitzgerald .... production assistant (as Nicholas S. Fitzgerald)
Rachel Fleischer .... assistant: Mr. Payne
Sherri Goldman .... first assistant accountant (as Sherri Robin Goldman)
David Greditzer .... location assistant
Jim Hartz .... studio teacher
Gillian Hinton .... set production assistant
Michael Hird .... additional construction medic
Brian A. Hoffman .... production assistant
Mike Hood .... location intern
Mike Hood .... production assistant
Brad Iwanaga .... wine consultant
Mark Jackson .... animal trainer
Yasemin Kasim .... production assistant
Tony Kerum .... caterer
Donna Lee Killins .... construction medic
Khristina Kravas .... assistant: Mr. London
Meti Kusari .... craft service
John Latenser V .... location manager
Kendra Liedle .... key location assistant
Julieta Lima .... production assistant
Keri Littledeer .... on-set medic
Kahlah Macedo .... location intern
Josh Mann .... location assistant
Eddie Michaels .... publicist
Jennifer Mosley .... office production assistant
Maitena Muruzabal .... production assistant
Kyle Oliver .... assistant location manager (as Kyle "Snappy" Oliver)
Kris Olson .... assistant production coordinator
Anton Pardoe .... assistant location manager
Arron Pawlowicz .... accounting clerk
Miguel Perez .... cook's assistant
Jessica Plaxton .... location intern (as Jessica Szejn)
R. Scott Poole .... location scout
Rebecca Robertson .... script supervisor (as Rebecca Robertson-Szwaja)
Zachary Rosenfield .... publicist
Jennifer Salada .... key second assistant accountant (as Jennifer Van Hoven)
Albert Salsich .... assistant location manager (as Albie Salsich)
Brandon Schiffman .... set production assistant
Anne Elise Schmidt .... intern: Mr. London
Marissa Schwierjohn .... animal trainer
Christina Sibul .... production executive
Jenny Siff .... production staff
Bruce Spears .... lead stand-in
Linda Stanley .... studio teacher
Marsha L. Swinton .... production accountant
Mark Van Horne .... laboratory contact
Trish Vengoechea .... payroll accountant
C. Ransom Walrod .... marine coordinator
David Westenberg .... cook's assistant
Rebecca Whitesell LaFond .... assistant: Mr. Parra
Julian Zajfen .... legal counsel
Errol Reichow .... location scout (uncredited)
Mike Sowa .... digital mastering colorist (uncredited)
 

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Rated R for language, some strong sexual content and nudity (Approved No. 40894)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Voted movie of the year by Empire magazine in 2005.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: On Wednesday when Miles and Jack pick up the girls, Miles and Jack are in front with the girls in back. In the next shot, Jack and Maya have switched places (there is a deleted scene that would explain why).See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Miles Raymond:Fuck.
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Movie Connections:
References Swingers (1996)See more »
Soundtrack:
ONE YEAR AFTERSee more »

FAQ

What wines are they drinking throughout the film?
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129 out of 236 people found the following review useful.
Acid Test, 5 December 2004
Author: Gene Crokus from United States

'Sideways' might be this year's acid test of whether you like good movies or not. It will be exciting over the next few weeks to see if the justifiably positive buzz surrounding this film and a good audience turnout (in San Francisco it was well attended, at least) will entice viewers. Without a teen audience it cannot be real blockbuster, but 'My Big Fat Greek Wedding' drew out the 50-somethings and it wasn't even a very good movie!

The premise: two friends (Paul Giamatti as Miles, Thomas Haden Church as Jack) set off on a road-trip before Jack's wedding a week hence. Miles, a teacher with aspirations of publishing a novel and Jack, a veteran actor (but not exactly prospering) are resolved – well, Jack is anyway – to have some fun as they sample wine and play golf while heading up the California coast.

What ensues is that Jack, committed at a bachelor-party level ( Miles is still reeling from his divorce two years previous) has to prod his less-than-enthusiastic accomplice to lighten up. Meeting a likely pair of attractive female matches, things get more complex. What comes of Jack's misadventures and Miles' reluctant accompaniment is not only borderline hysterical but painfully closer to our own experience than might be comfortable.

Director Alexander Payne (he of the fabulous'Election') has really assembled all the necessities here. A great cast working with solid material rarely misses; here is proof. Paul Giamatti – showing us his everyman acting chops in last year's 'American Splendor', is our James Gandolfino for 2004. Thomas Haden Church (his resume sports a long string of small screen and TV parts) is such a scene stealer that it will be a film-crime if we don't see him in some lead role in the near future.

The girls. Virginia Madsen (Miles' love interest Maya) and Sandra Oh (as Jack's fling thing Stephanie) turn in striking performances, with Ms. Oh showing us charming and vicious in equal measure; but in particular she epitomizes the date every man always wanted to have, showing an intangible sexuality not easily conveyed in film.

In an interview (http://www.darkhorizons.com/news04/sideways3.php) with Director Alexander Payne we hear an interesting comment about how typical 'art-house' fare might shake the industry:

'I want Sideways which has no movie stars in it, and a movie for which I had final cut, to make money, not just for my own career but for other film makers so that film makers and studios can point, if I didn't have stars to make money, Sideways didn't have a gun or a chase even though that made money, we have to be changing our cinema, little by little and have more human films. But the only way it's going to happen is there are examples they can point to, where they made money. It was just like that in the late 60's and 70's. Look, Easy Rider made money, The Graduate made money, Midnight Cowboy made money, and we should make more movies like those. That's what we need.'

It is indeed.

Rating: Four Stars.

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