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Land of Plenty -- Renowned German director Wim Wenders uses L.A. as a backdrop for his darkly humorous and poignant essay on contemporary life in America.
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10 September 2004 (Italy) See more »
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 .... sound 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)
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
George McDowell Agnew .... location manager (as George McDowell)
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
Marla Ulrich .... location manager
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?

When Lana and Paul are talking on the roof, a sign can be seen in the distance reading "The New Million Dollar Hotel" (ref. Wim Wenders' film The Million Dollar Hotel (2000) where the roof scenes are very important).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 »
Movie Connections:
References 21 Grams (2003)See more »
Expensive Being PoorSee more »


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29 out of 38 people found the following review useful.
outside view, 17 October 2004
Author: pflipflopb

A beautiful movie. With both main characters one could relate not to their viewpoints or naïve ways but to the persons themselves. I admit that this movie might just work better with European audiences but I feel that the leading roles were more inspired by an ideal than just by the American cliché. Also I understand that Lena and Paul were initially ideas who now live in that movie. There's more to them than just the missionary and the lunatic patriot. Even though it shows things that go wrong, it's very positive. For an outsider who has seen a bit of this country it's a mixture between reality and the imagination about that country. Maybe this movie is stronger in its pictures and moments of interpersonal relations than in its political dialogs.

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