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A drama that investigates anxiety and disillusionment in America. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Michelle Williams ... Lana

John Diehl ... Paul

Shaun Toub ... Hassan

Wendell Pierce ... Henry

Richard Edson ... Jimmy

Burt Young ... Sherman
Yuri Elvin ... Officer Elvin (as Yuri Z. Elvin)

Jeris Poindexter ... Charles (as Jeris Lee Poindexter)

Rhonda Stubbins White ... Dee Dee
Victoria Thomas ... News Reporter

Matthew Kimbrough ... News Anchor
Paul West ... Policeman

Jeffrey Vincent Parise ... Coroner's Assistant (as Jeff Parise)
Christa Lang ... Trailer Park Woman

Warren Stearns ... Mortician

Bernard White ... Youssef

Gloria Stuart ... Old Lady
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Golan Ramraz ... Shlomo (uncredited)

Directed by
Wim Wenders 
Writing credits
Wim Wenders (story) &
Scott Derrickson (story)

Michael Meredith (written by) &
Wim Wenders (written by)

Produced by
Jake Abraham .... producer
Caroline Kaplan .... executive producer
In-Ah Lee .... producer
Samson Mucke .... producer (as Samson Mücke)
Peter Schwartzkopff .... executive producer
Jonathan Sehring .... executive producer
John Sloss .... executive producer
Mandy Tagger .... associate producer
Gary Winick .... producer
Original Music by
Cinematography by
Franz Lustig (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Moritz Laube 
Casting by
Ellen Lewis 
Victoria Thomas 
Production Design by
Nathan Amondson 
Art Direction by
William Budge 
Nicole Lobart 
Set Decoration by
Lia Roldan 
Costume Design by
Alexis Scott 
Makeup Department
Barbara Leister .... hair stylist
Barbara Leister .... makeup artist
Susanne Niederhoff .... assistant hair stylist
Susanne Niederhoff .... assistant makeup artist
Haruyo Sawada .... assistant hair stylist
Haruyo Sawada .... assistant makeup artist
Production Management
Emily Gardiner .... post-production supervisor
Shaun McNally .... production supervisor
Tom Michel .... post-production supervisor
Samson Mucke .... unit production manager (as Samson Mücke)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Josef Lieck .... first assistant director
Edward McGurn .... second assistant director
Art Department
Isaac Amondson .... art department intern
Siau Yene Ang .... graphic artist
Brian Anspack .... computer graphics
Zach Bangma .... art department intern
Paul Foyder .... art department intern
Chris Kitisakkul .... property master
Ben Kuden .... art department intern
Jennifer Lo .... art department intern
Dominique Navarro .... set dresser
Lia Roldan .... propmaker
Anna Skarbek .... art department intern (as Anna M. Skarbek)
Luke Thoburn .... art department intern
Svenja Sunny Willebrand .... set dresser (as Svenja Willebrand)
Sound Department
Michael Baird .... sound editor
Jeremy Balko .... foley mixer
Mark Andrew Clark .... boom operator
Alan Freedman .... adr mixer
Scott Hinkley .... sound recordist (as Scott Hinckley)
Claude Letessier .... supervising sound designer
Barry London .... sound mixer: New York
Matthew Nicolay .... sound mixer
Shelley Roden .... foley artist
Walter Spencer .... adr supervisor
Walter Spencer .... dialogue editor
Jonathan Wales .... re-recording mixer
Trevor Ward .... dolby sound consultant
Special Effects by
Ian Eyre .... pyro technician
Brent Anderson .... special effects technician (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Thomas Hiebler .... compositing artist
Kalle Max Hofmann .... visual effects artist: Das Werk Novalisstrasse
Alex Klippe .... laser recording: ARRI Film & TV
Dominik Trimborn .... recording coordinator: ARRI Film & TC
Philipp Fehling .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Gunnar Radeloff .... visual effects artist (uncredited)
William De Vital .... stunts: Homeless 2 (as William Devital)
Yuri Elvin .... precision driver
Daniel Hernandez .... stunt double: Hassan (as Danny Hernandez)
Philip Tan .... stunt coordinator
Kofi Yiadom .... stunts: Homeless 1
Camera and Electrical Department
Christian Aiello .... second assistant camera
Alec Boehm .... camera operator: "b" camera
Alec Boehm .... director of photography: second unit
Glendel R. Bondoc .... electrician (as Glendel Bondoc)
Jon Callesen .... best boy electric (as Jon C. Callesen)
Adam Camacho .... best boy grip
Marie Chao .... first assistant camera
Joseph Dianda .... speciality grip
Brian Fischer .... grip
Michael Glover .... gaffer
Trevor Houghton .... best boy electric
Patrick Lawson .... camera intern
Chris Lindsay .... key grip
Eric Meeks .... electrician
Matt Perry .... grip (as Matthew Perry)
Mark Smith .... gaffer: New York
Mark Smith .... grip: New York
Satoshi Takai .... electrician
Donata Wenders .... still photographer
Tate Wittenberg .... second assistant camera
Casting Department
Peter Alwazzan .... extras casting (uncredited)
Robyn Owen .... casting associate (uncredited)
Yesi Ramirez .... casting assistant (uncredited)
Andrew Stubblefield .... extras casting (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Amber Clark .... costume intern
Rosalida Medina .... assistant costume designer
Chrys Wong .... costume intern
Editorial Department
Stephanie Argy .... camera test editor
Nina Caspers .... assistant editor
Peter Deinas .... color grader: Scanwerk
Michael E. Phillips .... consultant: digital editing
Sergej Range .... on-line editor: Das Werk Novalisstrasse
Torsten Schiebold .... on-line technical support: Das Werk Novalisstrasse
Bianca Stumpf .... color timer: ARRI Film & TV
Till Vanish .... on-line afx operator: Das Werk Novalisstrasse
Wolf Bosse .... digital intermediate producer (uncredited)
Location Management
George McDowell Agnew .... location manager (as George McDowell)
Marla Ulrich .... location manager
Music Department
Linda Cohen .... music supervisor
Moritz Laube .... music editor
Nackt .... original score producer
Alex Steyermark .... executive music supervisor
Thom .... original score producer
Jed Smith .... music assistant (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Bill Isaacson .... driver: process trailer
Jarmo Sallinen .... picture van technician
Other crew
Luis Ambris .... craft service (as Luis Ambriz)
Francesca Breetzke .... production coordinator: Reverse Angle
Paul Brennan .... production legal: Sloss Law Office
Ed Buhr .... production associate (as Edward Buhr)
Mara Hade Connolly .... accountant: InDigEnt (as Mara Connolly)
David D'Alessio .... production associate
Mark De Cristo .... set production assistant
Aaron Dunsay .... set production assistant: New York (as Aaron Dunsey)
Jacqueline Eckhouse .... production legal: Sloss Law Office (as Jackie Eckhouse)
Acht Frankfurt .... title designer: Acht Frankfurt
Jennifer Gaylord .... production legal: Sloss Law Office (as Jennifer Gaylord Rohrer)
Darius Ghanai .... title designer: Acht Frankfurt
Arturo Guzman .... set production assistant
Brian Hoagland .... set medic
Carlos Huizar .... production assistant
Carlos Huizar .... runner
Soo-Yun Lee .... assistant: Wim Wenders
David Lincoln .... set production assistant
Valentina Lori .... legal and business affairs: Reverse Angle
David B. Lyons .... key set production assistant (as David Lyons)
Lawrence Marks .... legal services: Reverse Angle, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips (as Laurence M. Marks)
Kai May .... legal services: Reverse Angle, Unversagt Von Have Rechtsanwälte
Sylvie Michel .... production coordinator (as Sylvie Michel-Casey)
Rainer Pyls .... accountant: Reverse Angle
Golan Ramraz .... set production assistant (as Golan Ramras)
Adam Ripp .... police technical advisor
Reid Rosefelt .... publicist
Jesse Toledano .... set production assistant: New York
Suzanne Unrein .... researcher
Greg Villalovos .... security
Eva Von Malotky .... assistant: Wim Wenders
Golan Ramraz .... military advisor (uncredited)
Wolf Bosse .... special thanks
Leonard Cohen .... special thanks
Bill Pullman .... special thanks
Elizabeth Rial .... thanks
Jeremy Thomas .... special thanks

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123 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

The part of Lana was written with Michelle Williams in mind.See more »
Crew or equipment visible: When Henry picks Lana up from the airport, a member of the crew is visible in the rear window of his pickup truck, holding a bounce board to reflect light on the actors.See more »
Paul:They're trying to destroy our country. They're trying to infect us. I'm not going to let them.See more »
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25 out of 31 people found the following review useful.
Paris, France, 4 October 2004
Author: randalx

Superb film. The digital gives the footage a nice effect. There were some great tight shots, and then wide angle landscape. A lot of effort has been put into the paranoia paraphernalia of Paul, and the way Wenders brings this out. I simply adored the way Wenders slotted the characters into a simple plot. I thought the character of Lana was a touch stale, but since she was meant to be the pacifist missionary I'm not sure how else the part could have been played. The social conditions present in the story did tend to be a bit reductionist and instructive, but far from annoying. I will agree with previous comments that it will appeal to European audiences more than American. However, I would disagree that the characters would have been like that before 9/11. It is precisely this tragedy that launches Paul into his hyper-paranoia, the beginnings of which emerged after his experience in the Vietnam war. I did laugh many times at Paul's lunacy. While very different characters, I enjoyed following the film through the eyes of both Lana and Paul. This film is ultimately a Wim Wenders comment on the US, pre and post-9/11. He deserves congrats for tackling the subject, and admiration for the way he went about telling some sides of the story. I will prefer this film to any Moore production, any day.

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