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Release Date:
1 March 2004 (USA) See more »
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From child star to Hollywood legend.
Plot:
Uses accounts from family, friends, and acquaintances to tell the story of Natalie Wood and how she started young... See more » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
2 wins & 2 nominations See more »
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(6 articles)
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should've been much better See more (28 total) »

Cast

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Justine Waddell ... Natalie Wood

Michael Weatherly ... Robert Wagner

Matthew Settle ... Warren Beatty

Colin Friels ... Nick Gurdin

Elizabeth Rice ... Teenage Natalie Wood

Grace Fulton ... Young natalie wood

Robert Taylor ... Nicholas Ray

Alice Krige ... Maria Gurdin

Malcolm Kennard ... Christopher Walken
Christopher Pate ... Elia Kazan

John Noble ... Irving Pichel, Director
Barry Langrishe ... Jack Warner

Steven Vidler ... Richard Gregson

Sophie Monk ... Marilyn Monroe
Nathalie Roy ... Lana Wood

Jason Smith ... Jimmy Williams
Nick Carpenter ... James Dean

Lewis Fitz-Gerald ... Dr. Thayer

Rupert Reid ... Henry Jaglom
Paul Pantano ... Sal Mineo
Stephen Anderton ... Dennis Davern

Rachael Taylor ... Maryann Marinkovich

Nikki Osborne ... Jackie Estes

Mark Lee ... William Russell

Leanne Mauro ... Olga (as Leanne Simcic)

Andy Rodoreda ... Roy Tremaine
Jeremy Cumpston ... John Payne
Amanda Crompton ... Marilyn Wayne
Jarrod Dean ... Dennis Hopper
Sophie Mentis ... Margaret O'Brien
David Baldwin ... William Goetz
Patrick McGrath ... Edmund Gwenn

Brett Sheerin ... Charlie

Paul Barry ... Robert Vaughn
Jonathan Gavin ... Reporter
Peter Knowles ... ER Doctor

Madison McKoy ... Local Reporter

Louise Crawford ... Waitress
Keira Wingate ... Lana (7-12)
Emily Cascarino ... Lana (13-15)
Glad McInerney ... Jimmy's Mother
Brenton Caine ... Jimmy's Father
Sun Park ... Nurse
Peter Barron ... Party Guest
May Turner ... Mrs. Mac

Colin Borgonon ... Butler
Candice Moore ... Natasha (11)
Nadia Scappa ... Natasha (5)
Dee Jenner ... Katherine (17)
Tiara Dobbs ... Courtney (8)
Ellen Tilden ... Courtney (3)
Rachel Scobie ... Joan Collins

Elli Maclure ... Audrey Christie (as Christine McClure)
Rebecca Davis ... Maya Plasetskaya
Natalie Bassingthwaighte ... Marion Marshall (as Nata Bassingthwaite)
Narelle Valentine ... Party Hostess

Pamela Shaw ... Announcer
Brittany Green ... Little Girl (9)
Stephen Simpson ... Drunk Man
Michael Kluger ... Accordion Player
Michael Tyack ... Piano Player ('West Side Story')
Michael Atherton ... Guitar Player
Matthew Patterson ... Crew Member #2
Phillip Lye ... Joseph Mankiewicz
Tiffany O'Connor ... School Girl
Helen O'Connor ... On-set Teacher
Peter Astridge ... Assistant Director
Alan Zitner ... Harry, SFX Man

Benson Jack Anthony ... Eddie Canaveri (as Benson Anthony)
Inga Romansova ... Gypsy Woman
Allan Lim ... Detective at Beach
Cameron Stewart ... Manager

Peter McAllum ... Harbormaster (as Peter McCallum)
Lamberto Bianchi ... Italian Maitre'd
Dion Bilios ... Anthony Sakal
Victoria Harwood ... Hairdresser
Slava Orel ... Priest

Quinton Flynn ... James Dean V.O. (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mary Ann M. Brooks ... Herself - Friend
Ed Canavari ... Himself

George Chakiris ... Himself
Jaqueline Estes Perry ... Herself - Friend

Elliott Gould ... Himself

Robert Hyatt ... Himself (as Bobby Hyatt)

Henry Jaglom ... Himself

Paul Mazursky ... Himself

Tony Mordente ... Himself
Faye Michael Nuell ... Herself - Friend (as Faye Nuell Mayo)

Margaret O'Brien ... Herself

Robert Vaughn ... Himself

Lana Wood ... Herself

Alexandra Bard ... Elizabeth (uncredited)
Johann Benét ... Tony Jorge (uncredited)
Igor Breakenback ... Party Guest (uncredited)

Shelbie Bruce ... Natasha (11) (voice) (uncredited)

Sandi Gardiner ... Party Girl (uncredited)

Darren K. Hawkins ... Assistant Director 1940 (uncredited)

Elisabeth Hayward ... Girl at party (uncredited)
Kirsten Livie ... School Girl (2004) (uncredited)
Gretel Scarlett ... Russian Ballerina (uncredited)

Chelsea Smith ... Young Natalie Wood (voice) (uncredited)

Natalie Wood ... Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Directed by
Peter Bogdanovich 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Suzanne Finstad (book "Natasha: the Biography of Natalie Wood")

Warren G. Harris (book "Natalie & R.J.")

Elizabeth Egloff (teleplay)

Produced by
Gerald W. Abrams .... executive producer
Ted Babcock .... co-producer
Suzanne Finstad .... executive producer
Richard Fischoff .... producer
Michael R. Goldstein .... co-producer
Robert M. Sertner .... executive producer (as Robert Sertner)
Randy Sutter .... producer
Frank von Zerneck .... executive producer
Lana Wood .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
Richard Marvin 
 
Cinematography by
John Stokes 
 
Film Editing by
Scott Vickrey 
 
Casting by
Donna Rosenstein 
 
Art Direction by
Scott Bird 
 
Set Decoration by
Mark Bergman 
Glen W. Johnson 
Faith Robinson 
 
Costume Design by
Terry Ryan 
 
Makeup Department
Wendy Kwei .... additional makeup artist
Vivien Mepham .... key hair designer
Vivien Mepham .... key makeup artist
Jan Zeigenbein .... key hair stylist
Toni Ffrench .... hair and make up artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Kim Gladman .... assistant unit manager
Wil Milne .... unit manager
Vicki Popplewell .... unit production manager
Paul Ranford .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Naomi Enfield .... second assistant director
Toby Pease .... first assistant director
Hamish Roxburgh .... third assistant director
 
Art Department
Warren Barnard .... property maker
Ian Bickerton .... construction foreman
Damien Drew .... assistant designer
Vanessa Edwards .... art department coordinator
Alan Fleming .... construction manager
David Ingram .... assistant to production designer
Adrienne Ogle .... stand-by props
Halcyon Pratt .... assistant designer
 
Sound Department
Mike Brooks .... re-recording mixer (as Michael Brooks)
Tim Chilton .... foley artist
Bob Costanza .... sound effects editor
Mark Friedgen .... supervising sound editor
Tommy Goodwin .... foley mixer
Allen Hurd .... sound recordist
Dean Okrand .... re-recording mixer
Martin Pashley .... production sound mixer
 
Special Effects by
John Bowring .... special effects technician
Lindsey Gault .... special effects crew
Orlando Murray .... special effects crew
 
Stunts
Brett Sheerin .... stunts
Leon Stripp .... stunt performer
Gordon Waddell .... safety supervisor
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Jason Binnie .... first assistant: a camera
Paul Booth .... gaffer
Richard Bradshaw .... additional
Robert Kodera .... grip
Lee Mariano .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Luke Nixon .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Michael Rich .... key grip
Zeb Simpson .... video assist operator
Illya Smith .... grip
Marc Spicer .... Steadicam operator
Jay Torta .... a camera
 
Casting Department
Dylann Brander .... casting associate
Marianne Jade .... casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Robyn Elliott .... costume supervisor
Jo Thorpe .... costume cutter
 
Editorial Department
Marc Brunswick .... post-production coordinator
Scott Burnette .... assistant editor
Scott Klein .... final colorist
Tristan La Fontaine .... colorist
 
Location Management
Peter Lawless .... location manager
Marcus Levy .... location assistant
 
Music Department
Tim Boyle .... score mixer
Avigail Herman .... vocal consultant
Allan K. Rosen .... music editor
 
Other crew
Melanie Chryssochoides .... accounts assistant (as Melanie Chryss)
Sandi Gardiner .... assistant: Peter Bogdanovich (as Sandy Gardiner)
Jacqueline King .... production coordinator
Devi Mallal .... magazine graphics
Nancy Mouton .... executive assistant
Toni Pearson .... production accountant
Bianca Roe .... assistant to director (as Bianca Chiminello)
Bruce Shapiro .... dialogue coach
Kristin Witcombe .... script supervisor
Danni Janus .... assistant: producer: Robert Sertner, Randy Sutter, Richard Fischoff (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Maia Newley .... acknowledgment: still photographs provided by
 

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USA:180 min (including commercials) | Brazil:172 min | Canada:172 min
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Trivia:
Michael Weatherly plays Robert Wagner in this movie; Robert Wagner later played Michael Weatherly's father in a recurring role of NCIS _"NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service" (2003) .See more »
Goofs:
Anachronisms: "Tutti Frutti" by Little Richard can be heard playing at Natalie's 15th birthday party. However, this is set in 1953 and the song did not come out until 1956, three years later.See more »
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19 out of 24 people found the following review useful.
should've been much better, 27 March 2004
Author: ayus from jakarta, indonesia

I can't believe that this is a (TV) movie made by Peter Bogdanovich whom I admire for his delicious "Cat's Meow", "The Last Picture Show", "Paper Moon" and not to forget the medicore but joyable "The Thing Called Love". Natalie Wood's life and stories - I believe has to be much better than it. Especially, in Bogdanovich's hand, and the good choice actress : Justine Waddell, who's surprisingly playing Natalie so well, and also very very much look alike. To be honest, Waddell is the only thing that's good in this TV movie. (And I really hope she can find another good role for her talent and beauty).

while the rest of the cast are not so good, (maybe Alice Kridge's not that bad for her role of the crazy ambitious mother from hell, though) and they made this worse. I can't even really find the "Joan Collins" and much different Christopher Walken (not after the famous scene came out) , the one who plays James Dean also looked so different and can't capture Dean's spirit.

the plot also should've been better than it. Anyway, it's still pretty enjoyable to watch, but I still hope if only it's better than this.

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