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Serenity -- River steps up and fights to protect her brother.
Serenity -- An enemy ship gives the crew a hard time.
Serenity -- River is triggered by a subliminal message on a television screen.

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Writer (WGA):
Joss Whedon (written by)
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Release Date:
30 September 2005 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
Can't stop the signal. See more »
Plot:
The crew of the ship Serenity tries to evade an assassin sent to recapture one of their number who is telepathic. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Nathan Fillion ... Mal

Gina Torres ... Zoë

Alan Tudyk ... Wash

Morena Baccarin ... Inara

Adam Baldwin ... Jayne

Jewel Staite ... Kaylee

Sean Maher ... Simon

Summer Glau ... River

Ron Glass ... Shepherd Derrial Book

Chiwetel Ejiofor ... The Operative

David Krumholtz ... Mr. Universe

Michael Hitchcock ... Dr. Mathias

Sarah Paulson ... Dr. Caron

Yan Feldman ... Mingo

Rafael Feldman ... Fanty

Nectar Rose ... Lenore

Tamara Taylor ... Teacher

Glenn Howerton ... Lilac Young Tough

Hunter Ansley Wryn ... Young River

Logan O'Brien ... Boy Student (as Logan Craig O'Brien)

Erik Erotas ... Boy Student

Demetra Raven ... Girl Student
Jessica Huang ... Girl Student

Marley McClean ... Girl Student

Scott Kinworthy ... Ensign

Erik Weiner ... Helmsman
Conor O'Brien ... Lab Technician

Peter James Smith ... Lab Technician

Weston Nathanson ... Trade Agent (as Weston I. Nathanson)
Carrie 'CeCe' Cline ... Young Female Intern (as CeCe Cline)
Chuck O'Neil ... Vault Guard

Amy Wieczorek ... Lilac Mom

Tristan Jarred ... Lilac Son

Elaine Mani Lee ... Fan Dancer (as Elaine Lee)

Terrence Hardy Jr. ... Mining Camp Boy (as Terrence Hardy)
Brian O'Hare ... Alliance Pilot

Ryan Tasz ... Black Room Soldier

Colin Patrick Lynch ... Black Room Soldier

Terrell Tilford ... News Anchor

Joshua Michael Kwiat ... Slovenly Beaumonde Man (as Joshua Kwiat)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Mischa Pfister ... Reavers (voice) (uncredited)

Antonio Rufino ... Bartender (uncredited)

Linda Wang ... Chinese Snake Dancer (uncredited)

Joss Whedon ... Trade Agent (voice) (uncredited)

Rick Williamson ... Bar Guy (uncredited)

Mark Winn ... Furturistic Worker (uncredited)

Directed by
Joss Whedon 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Joss Whedon (written by)

Produced by
Christopher Buchanan .... executive producer
David V. Lester .... executive producer (as David Lester)
Barry Mendel .... producer
Alisa Tager .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
David Newman 
 
Cinematography by
Jack N. Green (director of photography) (as Jack Green)
 
Film Editing by
Lisa Lassek 
 
Casting by
Anya Colloff 
Amy McIntyre Britt 
 
Production Design by
Barry Chusid 
 
Art Direction by
Daniel T. Dorrance 
 
Set Decoration by
Larry Dias 
Jim Johnson 
 
Costume Design by
Ruth E. Carter  (as Ruth Carter)
 
Makeup Department
Jaremy Aiello .... sculptor/painter: KNB EFX Group
Jennifer Bell .... department head hair stylist (as Jennifer M. Bell)
Howard Berger .... supervisor: KNB EFX Group
Kamar Bitar .... sfx makeup coordinator
Mark Boley .... hair: KNB EFX Group
Camille Calvet .... department head makeup artist
Chris Cera .... fabricator: KNB EFX Group (as Christopher Cera)
Michael Deak .... shop supervisor: KNB EFX Group (as Mike Deak)
Alex Diaz .... sculptor/painter: KNB EFX Group
Jonathan Fedele .... lab technician: KNB EFX Group
Sean Flanigan .... key hair stylist
Tyson Fountaine .... hair: KNB EFX Group
Robert Freitas .... mold maker: KNB EFX Group
Mark Garbarino .... special makeup effects artist
Dave Grasso .... sculptor/painter: KNB EFX Group (as David Grasso)
Pilar Harlow .... contact lens technician
Steve Hartman .... fabricator: KNB EFX Group (as Steven Hartman)
Marion Held-Bixby .... foam: KNB EFX Group
Tina Hoffman .... makeup artist
Grady Holder .... mold maker: KNB EFX Group
Garrett Immel .... key makeup artist: KNB EFX Group (as Garret Immel)
Karen Iverson .... makeup artist
Carey Jones .... lab technician: KNB EFX Group
Steve Katz .... foam: KNB EFX Group
Derek Krout .... foam: KNB EFX Group
Margie Latinopoulos .... makeup artist
Jim Leonard .... mold maker: KNB EFX Group (as James Leonard)
Nick Marra .... sculptor/painter: KNB EFX Group
Mike McCarty .... sculptor/painter: KNB EFX Group (as Michael McCarty)
Mary Kay Morse .... key makeup artist (as Mary Kay Witt)
Steven Munson .... mold maker: KNB EFX Group
Vickie Mynes .... hair stylist
Christopher Allen Nelson .... key makeup artist: KNB EFX Group (as Christopher Nelson)
Greg Nicotero .... supervisor: KNB EFX Group
Erika Olson .... lab technician: KNB EFX Group (as Erica Olson)
Gary Pawlowski .... mold maker: KNB EFX Group
Ron Pipes .... makeup artist (as Ronnie Pipes)
Ben Rittenhouse .... foam: KNB EFX Group
Caleb Schneider .... lab technician: KNB EFX Group
Shannon Shea .... shop supervisor: KNB EFX Group
Scott Stoddard .... makeup supervisor: KNB EFX Group
Rita Troy .... key specialty hair stylist
Khanh Trance .... hair effects: KNB EFX Group (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Virginia Landis Albertson .... post-production supervisor (as Virginia Landis Stewart)
David V. Lester .... unit production manager (as David Lester)
David Siegel .... unit production manager (as David A. Siegel)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Mark Avery .... second assistant director: second unit
Maria Battle-Campbell .... second second assistant director (as Maria Battle Campbell)
Mark Brooks .... director: animation sequences (Fruity Oaty Bars segment)
Bradley Morris .... second assistant director: second unit
Shaun O'Dell .... second unit director
Loni Peristere .... second unit director
Rich Sickler .... first assistant director (as Rich T. Sickler)
Jack Steinberg .... second assistant director (as Jack G. Steinberg)
Ruby Stillwater .... second second assistant director
Chip Touhey .... first assistant director: second unit
 
Art Department
Shawn Albro .... painter
Edward R. Alvarado .... labor foreman
Courtney J. Andersen .... set dresser (as Courtney Andersen)
Michael Ardito Jr. .... labor foreman
P. Scott Bailey .... leadman (as Scott Bailey)
Roy Barnes .... senior lead set designer
Pedro Barquin .... greens coordinator
Harald Belker .... illustrator
Richard J. Bell .... greens gangboss
Greg Benge .... property assistant (as Greg R. Benge)
Kelly Berry .... set decorating buyer
Mark Bialuski .... propmaker
Robert A. Blackburn .... construction coordinator (as Robert Blackburn)
Dave Bleiler .... welding foreman
Kai Blomberg .... set dresser
Max E. Brehme .... set dresser
Mark Brooks .... art director: "Fruity Oaty Bar" sequence
J. André Chaintreuil .... digital set designer (as J. Andre Chaintreuil)
Gerald Cheney .... propmaker
Matt Codd .... conceptual artist
Michael A. Contreraz .... labor foreman
Damacio Cortez Jr. .... plasterer foreman
Richard Crain .... propmaker
Amanda Crockett .... art department production assistant (as Amanda C. Crockett)
Kevin Cross .... lead set designer
Mick Cukurs .... set designer
Gene Darnell .... set designer
Alan Day .... set dresser (as Alan M. Day Jr.)
Sam Dean .... welder gang boss
Yann Denoual .... lead sculptor
Pat DiGiulo .... labor foreman (as Pat DiGiulio)
Lisa D. DiSanto .... art department coordinator (as Lisa Di Santo)
Timothy M. Earls .... lead set designer
Jack Edjourian .... model draftsman
Brad Einhorn .... property master
Chuck Eskridge .... stand-by painter
Brian Fernandez .... plasterer foreman (as Brian R. Fernandez)
Chela Fiorini .... property assistant
Tim Flattery .... conceptual artist
Sara Gardner-Gail .... set decorating buyer (as Sara Gardner Gail)
Joey Genitempo .... set painter gang boss
Eric Giese .... labor foreman
Hector M. Gonzalez .... on-set dresser
L. David Gordon .... drapery foreman
Will Grant .... set dresser (as William A.J. Grant)
Joseph Gray .... propmaker foreman
Arturo Guzman .... plasterer foreman
Ray Harvie .... storyboard artist (as Raymond Harvie)
George Hess .... set dresser
Guy Hietala .... set painter
John Holcombe .... propmaker foreman
Gregory S. Hooper .... set designer (as Gregory Hooper)
Stephen Howard .... set foreman
Travis Huffman .... propmaker
Ryan Jacoby .... plaster foreman
David James .... sculptor
Gregory Jein .... model maker
Jim C. Johnson .... set dresser (as Jim Johnson)
Robert M. Kalafut .... illustrator
Kevin Kavanaugh .... assistant art director
John Kelso .... metal fabricator
Mark Knapton .... propmaker
Chad Koch .... set decorating coordinator
James Kroning .... assistant property master (as James L. Kroning)
Tani Kunitake .... illustrator
David Ladish .... set dresser
Steven Ladish .... set dresser
Tim R. Lafferty .... propmaker foreman
Julian Ledger .... scenic painter
Geoffrey Mandel .... graphic artist
Brook Mansbridge .... propmaker/gangboss
Warren Manser .... illustrator
Naaman Marshall .... model maker
Charles McCauley .... paint foreman (as Charles E. McCauley)
Gregory Metcalf-Hall .... construction office assistant
Carey Meyer .... original design: serenity ship
Josh Middleton .... conceptual artist
Carla S. Nemec .... art department coordinator (as Carla Nemec)
Steve Perea .... labor foreman
William H. Phen Jr. .... general foreman
Shari Ratliff .... art department production assistant (as Shari Karstensen)
Wil Rees .... illustrator (as Wil Madoc Rees)
Graham Robertson .... set dresser
Josue Rodriguez .... property assistant
Robin Roepstorff .... pre-visualization
Tim Scheu .... set dresser (as Timothy Scheu)
Alex Scutti Jr. .... plaster foreman (as Alexander Scutti)
Eric W. Senate .... propmaker foreman
Ugo Serrano .... special design: space helmets
Doug Sieck .... set dresser
Clark Silver .... labor foreman
Steve Sola .... propmaker foreman
Frank T. Stever .... propmaker foreman
Gerald Sullivan .... assistant art director
Clint Taylor .... propmaker foreman (as Clint C. Taylor)
Jeffrey Thomas .... stand-by greens (as Jeff Thomas)
Robert L. Thompson .... propmaker foreman
Clint Wallace .... digital set designer
Mark Weber .... mill foreman
Thomas 'Noe' Welch .... set dresser (as Noe Welch)
Darrell L. Wight .... set designer
Helen Wilson .... props
Tracey Wilson .... storyboard artist (as Karen Tracey Wilson)
Ben Woodworth .... painter
Christopher Woodworth .... lead scenic (as Chris Woodworth)
Leinil Yu .... conceptual artist
Scott Zuber .... lead set designer
Jeff Zuckerman .... paint gangboss (as Jeffrey Zuckerman)
Robert M. Bouffard .... prop fabricator (uncredited)
Bryan Buckler .... welder (uncredited)
Martin J. Gibbons .... welding gangboss (uncredited)
Chris Grantz .... set dresser (uncredited)
'Cowboy' James Hollan .... propmaker (uncredited)
Bryan McBrien .... stand-by greens (uncredited)
Sid Nicholson .... propmaker (uncredited)
Carl Robarge .... plaster crew (uncredited)
Fred Seibly .... painter (uncredited)
Trey Shaffer .... graphic designer: set decorating (uncredited)
Jack White .... food stylist (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Ron Bartlett .... sound re-recording mixer
Tom Bellfort .... supervising sound editor
Andrew Bock .... assistant sound editor
Charlie Campagna .... assistant sound editor
Rick Canelli .... adr recordist
John Cannon .... first assistant sound editor (as John G. Cannon)
Kerry Ann Carmean .... sound effects editor (as Kerry Carmean-Williams)
Gail Carroll-Coe .... boom operator (as Gail Carroll Coe)
Gail Carroll-Coe .... sound technician (as Gail Carroll Coe)
John P. Fasal .... sound effects recordist (as John Paul Fassal)
Stephanie Flack .... adr editor
Stephanie Flack .... dialogue editor
Christopher Flick .... foley supervisor
Eric Flickinger .... sound recordist
Hector C. Gika .... sound effects editor (as Hector Gika)
Eric Gotthelf .... adr mixer
Thomas Graham II .... digital sound recordist (as Thomas D. Graham II)
Craig S. Jaeger .... foley editor (as Craig Jaeger)
Doc Kane .... adr mixer
Daniel R. Kerr .... sound effects recordist (as Dan Kerr)
Lou Kleinman .... dialogue editor
Mary Jo Lang .... foley mixer
Jason J. Lewis .... adr recordist
Michael Magill .... dialogue editor
Khama Matiti .... adr mixer
Alyson Dee Moore .... foley artist (as Alyson Moore)
Scott Morgan .... foley recordist
Thomas J. O'Connell .... adr mixer
Mark Ormandy .... sound effects recordist
Tom Ozanich .... sound design editor
Paul D. Poduska .... sound effects recordist (as Paul Poduska)
John Pospisil .... sound design editor
Eric Potter .... sound effects recordist
Art Rochester .... sound mixer (as Arthur Rochester)
John Roesch .... foley artist
Geoffrey G. Rubay .... supervising sound editor
Timothy P. Salmon .... boom operator (as Timothy Salmon)
Ann Scibelli .... sound design editor
Mark Smith .... sound re-recording mixer
Carolyn Tapp .... adr recordist
Karen Vassar Triest .... sound effects editor (as Karen Vassar)
William Vassar .... sound effects recordist
David A. Whittaker .... sound effects editor
Ben Wilkins .... sound effects editor
David Williams .... dialogue editor (as Dave Williams)
Scott Wolf .... sound design editor
Gwendolyn Yates Whittle .... dialogue editor (as Gwendolyn Whittle)
Linda Yeaney .... assistant sound editor
Martin Maryska .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
Karen Spangenberg .... dialogue editor (uncredited)
Hugo Weng .... dialogue editor (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Roy Augenstein .... special effects technician
Steve Austin .... special effects technician
John P. Cazin .... special effects technician
John Cluff .... special effects crew
Eric Cook .... special effects technician
David Eland .... special effects technician
Roy Goode .... special effects technician
Keith Haynes .... special effects technician
Todd Jensen .... special effects foreman
Boyd Lacosse .... special effects technician
James Lorimer .... special effects technician
Ronald W. Mathews .... special effects technician
William P. McGinley .... special effects technician (as William McGinley)
Sara R. Morris .... special effects purchaser
Robert L. Olmstead .... special effects foreman
Ron Petruccione .... special effects
Gintar Repecka .... special effects technician
John K. Stirber .... special effects supervisor (as John Stirber)
Daniel Sudick .... special effects coordinator
Bill Taylor .... special effects director of photography
Lindsay Vivian .... special effects runner
Jenny Wallace .... special effects runner
Michael Clarke .... special effects technician (uncredited)
Robert Cole .... special effects (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Dave Adams .... digital artist: Zoic Studios
Erik Akutagawa .... scan/record manager
Chris Anderson .... visual effects coordinator: Zoic Studios
Steve Avoujageli .... digital artist: Zoic Studios
Kunal Ayer .... matchmover: Rhythm & Hues
Justin Ball .... systems administrator: Zoic Studios
Achint Bansal .... digital compositor
Robert Bealmear .... model shop coordinator: Grant McCune Design
Jeffrey Benoit .... previsualization artist
Jacob Bergman .... digital artist: Zoic Studios
John Peter Bernardo .... visual effects editor
David Booth .... digital film scanning and recording
Kristen Branan .... senior staff: Zoic Studios (as Kristen Leigh Branan)
Bruce Branit .... digital effects artist
Susie Brubaker .... visual effects coordinator (as Susie Brubaker-Gublet)
Jud Bumpas .... render coordinator: Rhythm & Hues Studios
Scott Burrows .... compositor: Zoic Studios
Corey Burton .... model maker
Kathryn Capri .... modeler: Zoic Studios
Michael Capton .... digital artist: Zoic Studios
Michael Chapman .... digital artist: Zoic Studios
Das Chinmay .... digital compositor
Michael Cliett .... digital artist: Zoic Studios (as Michael S. Cliett)
Daniel Aristoteles Collins .... systems/operations: Rhythm & Hues
Michael Comly .... digital artist: Zoic Studios
Brian Conlon .... compositor: Zoic Studios
Jacqueline Cooper .... visual effects artist
Jai Dadlani .... digital compositor
John 'JD' Daniel .... modeler: Zoic Studios (as John Daniel)
John Daro .... digital intermediate editor
Suzanne Datz .... recruiting: Zoic Studios
Jarrod Davis .... digital artist: Zoic Studios
Jarrod Davis .... sequence supervisor: Zoic Studios
Dan Deleeuw .... visual effects supervisor: funeral sequence, Rhythm & Hues Studios
Dan Dixon .... modeler: Zoic Studios
Pierre Drolet .... digital artist
Pierre Drolet .... modeler
Syd Dutton .... special visual effects: Illusion Arts
Jack Edjourian .... miniature design and engineering
Thomas Elder-Groebe .... visual effects coordinator: Zoic Studios
Jonathan D. Feldman .... modeler: Zoic Studios
Martin Foster .... lighting technical director
Collin Fowler .... visual effects coordinator: Illusion Arts
Brian Freisinger .... modeler: Zoic Studios
Patti Gannon .... compositing supervisor: Zoic Studios
Brian Goldberg .... digital artist: Zoic Studios
Lisa Goldberg .... visual effects producer: Rhythm & Hues
Randy Goux .... visual effects supervisor: Zoic Studios
Aram Granger .... digital artist
Aram Granger .... sequence supervisor: Zoic Studios
Steve Graves .... digital artist: Zoic Studios
Dmitri Gueer .... visual effects editorial: Zoic Studios
Martin Hall .... compositor
Seth Tyler Hall .... screen graphics: Zoic Studios (as Seth Hall)
Tom Haney .... research and development: Zoic Studios
Nina Harlan .... paint/roto artist (as Nina Yoon)
Anthony Harris .... digital color timer
Karl Herbst .... digital effects supervisor: funeral sequence, Rhythm & Hues
Wei Ho .... modeler
Timothy Hoffman .... digital artist: Zoic Studios (as Tim Hoffman)
Phil Holland .... scan-, record-, color coordinator
Matt Hollingsworth .... texture painter: Rhythm & Hues Studios
Chris Hopkins .... compositor: Zoic Studios
Chinfu Hsu .... screen graphics: Zoic Studios
Les Hunter .... visual effects producer: Zoic Studios
Patrick D. Hurd .... visual effects coordinator
Richard Hurrey .... modeler
Cynthia Hyland .... digital compositor
Sean Hyunin Lee .... digital compositor: Rhythm & Hues
Sean M. Jackson .... digital artist: Zoic Studios
Jimmy Jewell .... digital compositor
Lane Jolly .... digital compositor
Lane Jolly .... roto artist
Chris John Jones .... compositor: Zoic Studios (as Chris Jones)
Michael Kaelin .... compositor: Zoic Studios
Kamalakkannan .... digital compositor
Michael Karp .... digital artist: Zoic Studios
Mark Kenaston .... digital artist
Saker Klippsten .... senior staff: Zoic Studios
Mukesh Kumar .... compositor: Rhythm & Hues
Gabriel Köerner .... digital artist: Zoic Studios
Dan Lazarow .... lighter: Rhythm & Hues Studios
Adam 'Mojo' Lebowitz .... digital artist: Zoic Studios (as Adam Lebowitz)
Michael Lloyd .... matte painter: Zoic Studios
George Loucas .... visual effects editorial: Zoic Studios (as George A. Loucas)
Richard Malzahn .... visual effects supervisor: Perpetual Motion Pictures
Mary E. Manning .... 3D artist
Josh Margolies .... visual effects editor
Geoffrey Mark .... digital artist: Zoic Studios
Fumi Mashimo .... animation supervisor: Illusion Arts
James Allan May .... digital artist: Zoic Studios
Tim McBride .... senior staff: Zoic Studios
L. Patrick McCormack .... visual effects
Kelvin McIlwain .... supervising matte artist: Illusion Arts
Gagan Mehta .... matchmover: Rhythm & Hues
Michael Meyers .... digital artist
Stephen Mitchell .... compositor: Zoic Studios (as Stephen L. Mitchell)
David R. Morton .... matte painter: Zoic Studios (as David Morton)
Bud Myrick .... digital effects supervisor: Rhythm & Hues
Terry Naas .... digital artist: Zoic Studios
Robert Nall .... roto artist
Paul Naveen .... digital compositor
Rob Nitsch .... digital artist: Zoic Studios
Gary Nolin .... visual effects producer: funeral sequence, Rhythm & Hues
Mark Norrie .... digital artist: Zoic Studios
Rob Ostir .... previsualization artist
Peter Pace .... texture painter: Zoic Studios
Elam Parithi .... compositor: Rhythm & Hues
Hunter Parks .... lighting technical director: Rhythm & Hues Studios
Payal Patel .... systems administrator: Zoic Studios
Richard Patterson .... digital supervisor: Illusion Arts
Richard A. Payne .... digital artist: Zoic Studios (as Richard Payne)
Jose Perez .... modeler: Zoic Studios
Loni Peristere .... visual effects supervisor
Steve Pimental .... visual effects coordinator: Zoic Studios (as Steven Pimental)
Stephanie Pollard .... visual effects coordinator: Perpetual Motion Pictures
Lance Powell .... texture painter: Zoic Studios
Nick Pugh .... design: generator
Prabhakar Putta .... compositor: Rhythm & Hues
Kevin Quattro .... digital artist: Zoic Studios
Chris Radcliffe .... digital artist: Zoic Studios
Satish Ratakonda .... digital compositor
Charles Ratteray .... matte painter: Zoic Studios
Edwin Rivera .... compositor: Rhythm & Hues
Blake Robertson .... screen graphics: Zoic Studios
Jonathan Robinson .... compositing supervisor: Rhythm & Hues Studios, India
Robin Roepstorff .... previsualization artist
Christopher Romano .... visual effects
David Rosenthal .... digital film I/O supervisor: Fotokem Film & Video
Robert Rowles .... compositor: Zoic Studios
Jose Samson .... modeler: Zoic Studios
Subhajit Sarkar .... digital production coordinator
Lopsie Schwartz .... texture painter
Kalai Selvan .... digital compositor
Seshaprasad .... digital production coordinator
Amit Sharma .... digital compositor: Rhythm & Hues, India
Mark Shimer .... digital artist: Zoic Studios
Monty Shook .... model shop supervisor: Grant McCune Design (as Montgomery Shook)
William Shourt .... model engineer: Grant McCune Design (as Bill Shourt)
Craig Shumard .... motion control technician
Emile Edwin Smith .... CG supervisor: Zoic Studios
R. Matt Smith .... compositor: Zoic Studios
Suzanne Smith .... texture painter: Zoic Studios
Marcus Stokes .... sequence supervisor: Zoic Studios
David Stone .... systems administrator: Zoic Studios (as Dave Stone)
Lee Stringer .... digital artist: Zoic Studios
Catherine Sudolcan .... visual effects producer: Illusion Arts
Rpin Suwannath .... previsualisation supervisor
Brian Tatosky .... compositor: Rhythm & Hues
Bill Taylor .... special visual effects: Illusion Arts
Bryan Taylor .... compositor: Zoic Studios
Jateen Thakkar .... compositor: Rhythm & Hues
Kyle Toucher .... digital artist: Zoic Studios
Anthony Vu .... digital artist: Zoic Studios
Pragti Wadhwa .... digital compositor
David S. Williams Jr. .... compositing supervisor: Illusion Arts
Malik Williams .... systems administrator: Zoic Studios
Scott Williston .... lead model/miniature painter
Eric Withee .... visual effects coordinator: Zoic Studios
Doug Wright .... compositor: Zoic Studios
Juliette Yager .... visual effects producer
Gregory Yepes .... lead lighter: Rhythm & Hues
Chris Zapara .... lead visual effects artist
Chris Zapara .... sequence supervisor: Zoic Studios
J. Todd Constantine .... matchmove artist: Rhythm & Hues (uncredited)
An H. Dang .... visual effects editorial: Zoic Studios (uncredited)
Harrison Hays .... render coordinator: Rhythm & Hues (uncredited)
Stuart Penn .... digital artist (uncredited)
Jaikumar Pillay .... match move technical director: Rhythm & Hues Studios, India (uncredited)
Josh Tomlinson .... pipeline TD: Rhythm & Hues (uncredited)
James Turek .... visual effects production assistant: Zoic Studios (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Hank Amos .... stunts
Sandy Berumen .... stunts (as Sandy Justus)
Steve Blalock .... stunts
Tamara Bossett .... stunts
Jodi Lyn Brockton .... stunts (as Jodi Brockton)
Richard Cetrone .... stunts (as Rich Cetrone)
Edward Conna .... stunts (as Eddie Conna)
Scott Cosgrove .... stunts
Keith Davis .... stunts
Jonathan Eusebio .... stunts
Jeremy Fitzgerald .... stunts
Christian J. Fletcher .... stunt rigging coordinator
Christian J. Fletcher .... stunts
Clay Donahue Fontenot .... stunts
Jimmy Hart .... stunts
Daniel Hernandez .... stunts
Mark Hicks .... stunts
Nicola C. Hindshaw .... stunts (as Nicola Hindshaw)
Yuri Hinson .... stunts
Tommy J. Huff .... stunts (as Thomas Huff)
David Hugghins .... stunts
Michael Hugghins .... stunts
Jeff Imada .... stunts
Dennis Keiffer .... stunts
Henry Kingi Jr. .... stunts
Ralf Koch .... stunts
Hiro Koda .... assistant stunt coordinator
Luke LaFontaine .... stunts (as Luke La Fontaine)
Samuel Le .... stunts (as Xuen T. Valdivia)
David Leitch .... stunts (as Dave Leitch)
Ray Lykins .... stunts
Brad Martin .... stunts
Steve Martinez .... stunts
Matt McColm .... stunts
Regina McKee Redwing .... utility stunts
John Meier .... stunts
Heidi Moneymaker .... stunts
Mike Mukatis .... stunts
Sonja Munsterman .... stunts
Tadahiro Nakamura .... stunts
Douglas Neithercut .... stunts
Johnny Nguyen .... stunts
Chris O'Hara .... stunts
Chris Palermo .... stunt driver
Chris Palermo .... stunts
Eddie Perez .... stunts
J.J. Perry .... stunts
Casey Pieretti .... stunts
Jeff Podgurski .... stunts
Darrin Prescott .... stunts
Ming Qiu .... stunts
Justin Riemer .... stunts
Tim Rigby .... stunts
Bridgett Riley .... stunts
Debby Lynn Ross .... stunts (as Debby Ross Rondell)
Matthew Rugetti .... stunts (as Matt Rugetti)
Felipe Savahge .... stunts
David Schultz .... stunts (as Dave Schultz)
Karin Silvestri .... stunt double
Karin Silvestri .... stunt double: Morena Baccarin
Karin Silvestri .... stunts (as Karen Silvestri)
Tim Sitarz .... stunts
Chad Stahelski .... stunt coordinator
Tim Trella .... stunts
Steve Upton .... stunts
Jon Valera .... stunts
Tyler Vogt .... stunts
David Wald .... stunts
Aaron Walters .... stunts
Ryan Watson .... fight choreography
Ryan Watson .... stunts
Kofi Yiadom .... stunts
Marcus Young .... stunts
J.J. Perry .... stunt double: Nathan Fillion (uncredited)
Bridgett Riley .... stunt double: Summer Glau (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Chris Ahern .... dimmer board operator (as Christopher Ahern)
Danny Ault .... rigging electric
Minh Bahnsen .... rigging grip (as Minhn Bahnsen)
Michael J. Bailey .... set lighting technician
Sidney Ray Baldwin .... still photographer (as Sidney R. Baldwin)
Brad Boyer .... dolly grip (as Bradley Boyer)
Charlie Butler .... rigging best boy grip (as Charles Butler)
Mark Colicci .... assistant camera
Eriberto Cordero .... best boy rigging electric
Edward J. Cox .... rigging electric technician
James M. Cox .... rigging gaffer
John Davies .... electrician
Jerry C. Deats .... key grip
Sean Devine .... dolly grip
Robert Dudley .... key rigging grip
Jay Galbo .... set lighting technician
Heather Green .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Peter N. Green .... first assistant camera: "a" camera (as Peter Green)
Ryan Green .... camera operator: "b" camera
Steven A. Guerrero .... grip (as Steven Guerrero)
Michael Guthrie .... grip
Owen Hablutzel .... grip
Tony Hibbard .... set lighting technician
Chris Hill .... computer/video playback (as Chris B. Hill)
William H. Hobson .... grip (as William Hobson)
Douglas S. Holgate .... aerial dp
Jesse Jaraczewski .... best boy electrician: visual effects
Jeffrey A. Johnson .... best boy grip (as Jeffrey Johnson)
Greg Karamov .... key grip: Grant McCune Design Inc.
George Lozano Jr. .... best boy electric
Stephen MacDougall .... second assistant camera: "a" camera (as Steve MacDougall)
Rob Menapace .... effects camera operator
Mark Emery Moore .... camera operator: "a" camera
Mark Emery Moore .... steadicam operator
Paul Murphey .... video assist operator
David B. Nowell .... aerial director of photography (as David Nowell)
Tony Olivieri .... first assistant camera: second unit
Chris Pavlu .... electrician
Ruben T. Reyes .... rigging electric technician
Rex Anson Rhorer .... rigging grip
Aaron Richards .... set lighting technician
Claudio Rodriguez .... rigging electric technician
Ron Santoyo .... grip
Gomidas Semerjian .... set lighting technician
Mike Shaheen .... video playback operator
Andrew Shulkind .... camera operator
Raymond Stella .... director of photography: second unit
Gary Tandrow .... chief lighting technician
Joseph T. Terranova .... set lighting technician (as Joseph Terranova)
Tony Thomas .... grip
Justin Van Fleet .... rigging grip
Jason Young .... electrician: rigging
Ffilip Bolton .... set electrician (uncredited)
Lynda Wu .... camera loader (uncredited)
 
Animation Department
Gary Hebert .... animator
 
Casting Department
Sasha Adkinson .... extras casting
Judy Cook .... extras casting assistant
Barbara Harris .... voice casting
Sari Knight .... casting associate
Carrie Levin .... casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Susan Anderson .... specialty costumer
Linda Booher-Ciarimboli .... specialty costume supervisor
Steve Constancio .... costumer
Daniel Dirks .... key costumer (as Danny Dirks)
Jordanna Fineberg .... assistant costume designer
Dana Kay Hart .... costume supervisor (as Dana Hart)
Monica Haynes-Nino .... key costumer (as Monica S. Haynes)
Perri Kimono .... costumer
Elaine McGhee .... costumer
Nino .... costumer (as Edward Nino)
Marienne O'Brien .... costumer
Jeffrey D. Simon .... costume production assistant
Michael Siplin .... costume production assistant
David Wallace .... chief cutter/fitter
Kelly Wheeler .... costume production assistant
Laura Wolford .... costume production assistant
Julia Gombert .... textile artist (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Patrick J. Barry .... apprentice editor
Catherine Chase .... first assistant editor
James Dornoff .... editorial production assistant
Danielle Duran .... editorial production assistant
Mo Henry .... negative cutter
Dan Muscarella .... color timer
John Nicolard .... digital intermediate supervisor: FotoKem Digital Film Services
Scott Wesley Ross .... second assistant editor
Bill Schultz .... digital intermediate executive
Aidan Stanford .... film color timer
Walter Volpatto .... digital intermediate artist: FotoKem Digital Film Services
 
Music Department
Bruce Botnick .... score mixer
Bruce Botnick .... score recordist
Mark Brooks .... composer: song "Fruity Oaty Bars"
Jeff Carson .... music editor
Sandy DeCrescent .... music contractor (as Sandy De Crescent)
Andrew Dorfman .... music editor
Marty Frasu .... scoring sound supervisor
Peter Gilstrap .... composer: song "Fruity Oaty Bars"
Mark Graham .... music librarian
Richard Grant .... digital orchestral timer
Gregory Jamrok .... orchestrator (as Greg Jamrok)
Todd Kasow .... music editor
Tim Lauber .... scoring crew
Jason Lloyd .... scoring crew
Norman Ludwin .... musician (bass)
Tony Mandracchia .... musician
David Newman .... conductor
Krystyna Newman .... score consultant
Stacey Robinson .... scoring crew (as Stacy Robinson)
Steven L. Smith .... music preparation
Del Spiva .... music editor
Tom Steel .... scoring crew
Billy Sullivan .... musician
Bill Talbott .... scoring crew
 
Transportation Department
Ronald Arthur Baker .... transportation
Jack Carpenter .... driver: insert car
Donald R. Casella .... transportation coordinator
Eric Compton .... transportation captain
Jim Frear .... transportation captain
J. Armin Garza II .... driver: camera car
Don Haggerty .... driver
Cary Kelley .... transportation coordinator (as Cary L. Kelley)
Jason Rosenburg .... transportation production assistant (as Jason Rosenberg)
Greagrey Waldrop .... transportation (as Greag Waldrop)
 
Other crew
Mark Asaro .... assistant production coordinator
Julie Asbury .... asset coordinator
Sage Asteak .... set production assistant
Adam Balentine .... production assistant intern
Brad Bell .... key assistant location manager
Michael Boretz .... assistant: Mr. Whedon
Jake Burnbaum .... assistant: Mr. Mendel
Sebastien Caillabet .... weapon fabricator
Elizabeth Cameron .... stand-in
Tina Canny .... dailies
Audrey Clark .... set production assistant
Jennifer Clark .... second assistant accountant (as Jennifer L. Clark)
Heather I. Denton .... set production assistant
Sara Docksey .... set production assistant
Sven Erik Lindstrom .... stand-in (as Sven Lindstrom)
Corey Evett .... office production assistant
Louis Farah .... medic (as Louis C. Farah)
Pamela B. Green .... main title producer
Ron Griffith .... stand-in
William Shane Grisco .... animal trainer (as William Grisco)
Chris Gutierrez .... key assistant location manager
Rob Harris .... unit publicist
Gary Hebert .... title designer
Bruce Hecker .... caterer
David Hickey .... payroll accountant
Michael Hird .... construction medic
Phil Holland .... scan/record/color coordinator
Melissa Huerta .... intern
Jason Inman .... medic
Linda Jewell .... stand-in
Gary L. Johnson .... stand-in
Bryan Kalfus .... set production assistant
Christian Keiber .... voice
Mary King .... craft service (as Mary M. King)
Brian Kinler .... stand-in
Sophia Lansky .... dialect coach: Russian
Ernest H. Lauterio .... craft service (as Ernest Lauterio)
Jason Leavell .... stand-in
Jenny Lynn .... assistant: Mr. Buchanan
Damon Marcellino .... fixtures technician
James Maull .... post production accountant
Elissa McKee .... production assistant
Michael Miller .... second assistant accountant
Bruce Morin .... craft service
Adam Mutchler .... assistant: Mr. Lester
Danny Nero .... stand-in
David Paris .... aerial pilot
Vincent Parker .... computer playback
Andrew Patterson .... production assistant
Andrew Patterson .... set production assistant
Blake Perkinson .... key set production assistant
Sally Potters .... office production assistant (as Sally J. Potters)
Christina Rollo .... production coordinator
Billy Rosenberg .... assistant: Ms. Tager
Jill Rosenblatt .... first assistant accountant
Lauren Ross .... location manager
Damien Saccani .... development executive
Julia M. Sauder .... production secretary
Jason Savage .... key assistant location manager
Jain Sekuler .... script supervisor
Andrew Shulkind .... remote head technician
Marc Siegel .... office production assistant
Cole Smith .... stand-in
Mollie Stallman .... key production assistant: stunt unit
Mary Sunshine .... production accountant
Jules Sylvester .... wild animal trainer
Elizabeth Tatus .... stand-in
Thomas Terry .... aerial pilot
Kim Thio .... construction medic
Matt Tulve .... set production assistant
Mark Van Horne .... dailies lab contact
Jarik Van Sluijs .... creative director: main titles
Patrick Walmsley .... assistant: Mr. Mendel (as Patrick A. Walmsley)
Stephanie Whallon .... accounting clerk
James Allen .... production assistant (uncredited)
Michael Serrano .... set production assistant (uncredited)
 

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Rated PG-13 for sequences of intense violence and action, and some sexual references
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Argentina:13 | Australia:M | Brazil:16 (DVD rating) | Canada:14A (Alberta/British Columbia/Manitoba/Ontario/Saskatchewan) | Canada:14 (Nova Scotia) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Finland:K-15 | Finland:K-16 (re-rating) | France:U | Germany:16 | Iceland:16 | Ireland:15A | Malaysia:U | Netherlands:12 | New Zealand:M | Norway:15 | Peru:14 | Portugal:M/12 | Singapore:PG | Singapore:PG13 (re-rating) | South Korea:15 | Sweden:15 | Switzerland:14 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:14 (canton of Vaud) | UK:15 | USA:PG-13 (certificate #41267)

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The main inspiration for the Fruity Oaty Bar commercial came from The Simpsons episode "In Marge We Trust", in which Homer Simpson appears in a bizarre Japanese commercial for "Mr. Sparkle" dishwashing detergent. The commercial went through several revisions; with each pass Joss Whedon would simply tell the animators to "make it stranger".See more »
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Incorrectly regarded as goofs: On Miranda, around the time of River's "Make me a stone" speech, Jayne turns around to the left. In the next shot, he turns around to the right. In the commentary for the special edition, he admits that he did it on purpose.See more »
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Teacher:Earth that was could no longer sustain our numbers, we were so many. We found a new solar system, dozens of planets and hundreds of moons. Each one terraformed, a process taking decades, to support human life, to be new Earths. The Central Planets formed the Alliance...
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756 out of 1125 people found the following review useful.
Joss Whedon works his magic and succeeds wonderfully!, 21 August 2005
Author: George (GVH0) from The Netherlands

Before you start reading this, you have to know where I'm coming from. I'm a huge fan of Joss Whedon's work, was a loyal follower of 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' and 'Angel' and really got into 'Firefly' (on which this movie is based) and the whole browncoat phenomenon as well. So I was, you might just say, pretty much predestined to like this movie. But, not so. Whedon-fans are a pretty critical bunch, most of the time, and no one went into this thing with higher expectations than us. And to have those expectations be met in such a way as Serenity does, is very special indeed.

The movie itself has all the elements that make Joss Whedon's work so very unique. The sense of humor, the wonderfully realized characters and their strong interpersonal bonds, masterful dialogue and emotional pain, everything is present. I laughed, I cried, I pretty much went through the entire emotional spectrum watching this movie, and that's not something you might expect from 'just another sci-fi movie'.

While I'm writing this, the release of Serenity is still a few weeks ahead, but I got to see the finished version of the movie with a selected group of Dutch Firefly fans in an exclusive pre-screening. Afterwards, the atmosphere was strange, subdued. It was almost as if everyone had survived some kind of big disaster together and we were too stunned to really say much. And I say that in the kindest possible way. Honestly.

If you're not into Whedon's work, or even if you're not into sci-fi in general, this is gonna be a movie worth watching. Ignore the whole 'geekmovie' hype that'll undoubtedly surround the release. Ignore the hype created by Whedon-fans such as myself. Simply go see it with an open mind and be prepared to be blown away. Because when Whedon works his magic, everyone has to pay attention.

This movie is truly a leaf on the wind. Watch it soar!

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