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Fierce People -- A massage therapist looking to overcome her addictions and reconnect with her son, whose father is an anthropologist in South America studying the Yanomani people, moves in with a wealthy ex-client in New Jersey.

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Writers (WGA):
Dirk Wittenborn (book)
Dirk Wittenborn (screenplay)
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30 November 2007 (USA) See more »
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Every family tree has its nuts. See more »
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A massage therapist looking to overcome her addictions and reconnect with her son, whose father is an anthropologist in South America studying the Yanomani people, moves in with a wealthy ex-client in New Jersey. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Diane Lane ... Liz Earl

Anton Yelchin ... Finn Earl

Donald Sutherland ... Ogden C. Osborne

Chris Evans ... Bryce

Kristen Stewart ... Maya

Paz de la Huerta ... Jilly

Blu Mankuma ... Gates

Elizabeth Perkins ... Mrs. Langley

Christopher Shyer ... Dr. Leffler

Garry Chalk ... McCallum

Ryan McDonald ... Ian

Dexter Bell ... Marcus Gates

Kaleigh Dey ... Paige

Aaron Brooks ... Giacomo
Jeff Westmoreland ... Whitney

Teach Grant ... Dwayne
Chris Shields ... Cop

Dirk Wittenborn ... Fox Blanchard
Alan Giles ... Dignified Old Man
Sibel Thrasher ... Creamsicle
Robert Clarke ... Herbert the Butler
Eddie Rosales ... Iskanani Shaman

Will Lyman ... Documentary Narrator (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Denis Corbett ... Party Guest (uncredited)

Ben Cotton ... Boyfriend (uncredited)

Rekha Sharma ... Social Worker (uncredited)

Kimani Ray Smith ... Hair Net Man (uncredited)

Mike Vardy ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Ross Viner ... Valet (uncredited)

Stephanie Marie Watkins ... Party Guest (uncredited)

Directed by
Griffin Dunne 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Dirk Wittenborn (book)

Dirk Wittenborn (screenplay)

Produced by
Keith Addis .... executive producer
Griffin Dunne .... producer
Ogden Gavanski .... executive producer
Nick Wechsler .... producer
Dirk Wittenborn .... executive producer
Michael Paseornek .... executive producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Nick Laird-Clowes 
 
Cinematography by
William Rexer (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Allyson C. Johnson 
 
Casting by
Susan Taylor Brouse  (as Susan Brouse)
Lynne Carrow 
Sig De Miguel 
Amanda Mackey Johnson 
Cathy Sandrich  (as Cathy Sandrich Gelfond)
Wendy Weidman 
 
Production Design by
Mark Ricker 
 
Set Decoration by
Dominique Fauquet-Lemaitre 
 
Costume Design by
Monique Prudhomme 
 
Makeup Department
Donna Bis .... assistant hair stylist (as Donna Biss)
Beth Boxall .... co-key makeup artist
Susan Boyd .... assistant hair stylist
Jayne Dancose .... key makeup artist
Leah Ehman .... first assistant makeup artist
Leslie Graham .... assistant makeup artist (as Leslie J. Graham)
Linda Kathleen James .... assistant hair stylist
Sherry Linder-Gygli .... key hair stylist (as Sherry Gygli)
Julie McHaffie .... assistant hair stylist
Sandy Monesmith .... hair stylist
M. Brando Pero .... assistant hair stylist
Jennifer Powell-Folk .... assistant makeup artist (as Jennifer Powell)
Tana Lynn Moldovanos .... assistant makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Padi Mills .... production manager
Carl Pedregal .... post-production supervisor
Philip Stilman .... post-production supervisor
Erica Kay .... production supervisor: New York (uncredited)
Rosemary Lara .... production manager: Lions Gate Films (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Mark Bunting .... third assistant director
David Heimbecker .... third assistant director: Victoria (as Dave Heimbecker)
Julie Hemmerling .... third assistant director
Craig Matheson .... first assistant director
Darius Matheson .... second assistant director
Quincy Wheeler-Hendren .... third assistant director
 
Art Department
Jack Ahnert .... painter
Don Anderson .... assistant property master
John Bayntun .... on-set dresser
Madonna Blunt .... lead hand
Raul Casillas .... lead set dresser
Linda Chiz .... painter
Anthony Chruszcz .... set dresser
Kevin Clark .... greensman
Jean-Paul Costaz .... paint coordinator
Graham Coutts .... property master
Edward Daniels .... greensman
Andrew Emde .... art department coordinator
Ivan Fish .... lead scenic carpenter
Glenn Foerster .... greensman
Milan Gelon .... lead hand (as Milan B. Gelon)
Frank Hanuska .... carpenter
William Heslup .... production designer: Canada (as Willie Heslup)
Scott Holburn .... set dresser
Brian Holden .... carpenter
Sheri Hunter-Locke .... assistant set decorator (as Sheri Hunter)
G. Andrew Hussey .... set dresser
Gail Irvine .... props buyer
Della Mae Johnston .... buyer: Victoria
Janis Lee .... painter
Randy Lohin .... painter
John Lund .... storyboard artist
Andrei Mahankov .... assistant set dresser
David Manske .... on-set dresser
Mike Marsten .... set dresser (as Mike Marston)
Shawn McArthur .... greensman
Shannon McFarlane .... set dresser
Derick McLeod .... construction coordinator
Lisa Mitchell .... buyer
Kyle Moore .... greens lead
Kyle Moore .... greensman
Bryan Pederson .... foreman
Marlow Pederson .... scenic carpenter
Cricket Price .... assistant art director
Chris Rae .... carpenter
Richard Schultz .... assistant greensman (as Rick Schultz)
Andy Thornton .... lead carpenter
Ron Vreekem .... painter (as Ron Vreeken)
Michael Watson .... painter
Nancy Anna Brown .... set designer (uncredited)
Terry Gonsalves .... set dresser (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Coll Anderson .... sound designer
Brian Bowles .... dialogue editor
Roberto Cappannelli .... sound re-recording mixer
Ryan Collison .... foley recordist
Alan Freedman .... adr mixer: Los Angeles
Brian Gallagher .... adr recordist: New York
Dave Griffiths .... boom operator
Robert Hein .... supervising sound editor
Bobby Johanson .... adr mixer: New York
Mike Patrick .... sound re-recordist
Jay Peck .... foley artist
Jan Petrov .... adr recordist
Patrick Ramsay .... sound mixer
Adam Sharpe .... adr mixer: Vancouver
Naan Spiess .... cableperson
Reilly Steele .... sound re-recording mixer
Marilyn Teorey .... foley editor
David Wahnon .... associate supervising sound editor
Doug Winningham .... sound effects editor
 
Special Effects by
Gord David .... special effects first assistant
Bill Mills .... special effects coordinator
Bob Price .... special effects first assistant
Edward M. Sweet .... special effects second assistant (as Ted 'The Don' Sweet)
Ian Korver .... special effects assistant (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Scott Brewster .... visual effects media coordinator
J. John Corbett .... digital artist: Big Film Design
Anand Duncan .... animator (as Anand Nunnally)
David Friend .... animator
Harold Moss .... designer and animator: FlickerLab
Jim Rider .... digital artist: Big Film Design
Amit Sethi .... digital artist: Big Film Design
Azin Shamma .... compositor (as Azin Shanma)
Zartosht Soltani .... lead designer
Larissa Starikova .... compositor
Tammy Walters .... visual effects executive producer
Franklin S. Zitter .... visual effects associate producer (as Franklin Zitter)
Brian Scott Benson .... digital effects artist (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Ed Anders .... stunts
Scott J. Ateah .... stunt coordinator (as Scott Ateah)
Richard Brooks .... stunts
Mike Crestejo .... stunts
Ryan Ennis .... stunt coordinator
Brad Kelly .... stunts
Don Lew .... stunts
Steven McMichael .... stunts
Darryl Scheelar .... stunts (as Daryl Scheelar)
Kimani Ray Smith .... stunts
Ann Villeseche .... stunts
Paul Wu .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Bob Akester .... still photographer
Sandes Ashe .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Marco Ciccone .... camera operator: "b" camera
David Crone .... camera operator: "a" camera
David Crone .... steadicam operator
Rob Crone .... camera trainee (as Robert Crone)
Cliff Gladden .... grip
H. Christopher Hunter .... dolly grip: "a" camera (as Christopher Hunter)
Stephen J. McKnight .... second assistant camera: "a" camera (as Stephan McKnight)
Saubrie Mohamed .... best boy electric
Jeff O'Brien .... rigging electrician
Kevin O'Leary .... generator operator
Brian Pearson .... camera operator: "b" camera
Jean-Francois Raymond .... lamp operator (as Jean-Francois 'JF' Raymond)
Jayson Rupert .... on-set best boy grip (as Jayson P. Rupert)
Thom Ryan .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Leon Serginson .... lead man setup grip
Bryce Shaw .... dolly grip: "b" camera
James Smith .... best boy grip
Jeremy Spofford .... camera trainee
Owen Taylor .... gaffer (as Owen K. Taylor)
Bill Tennant .... on-set best boy electric
Anthony M. Thorpe .... grip
Daniel Volonino .... second assistant camera: "b" camera (as Daniel 'DVNY' Volonino)
John Westerlaken .... key grip
David Norris .... camera operator: aerial unit (uncredited)
Ed 'Animal' Schulz .... grip (uncredited)
Max Torroba .... playback operator (uncredited)
 
Animation Department
David Michael Friend .... animator
 
Casting Department
Samantha Finkler .... casting associate
Debbie Forbes .... casting assistant
Sandra-Ken Freeman .... extras casting
Larkin MacKenzie-Ast .... casting assistant
Bonita Deneen .... casting assistant (uncredited)
David H. Kramer .... adr voice casting (uncredited)
Heather Reidenbach .... background casting associate: New York (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Christine Coutts .... assistant costume designer
Roberta Doylend .... costumer (as Roberta Duylend)
Lise Hache .... assistant costume designer (as Lise Hachi)
Jane Henry .... costumer
Steve Holloway .... costume set supervisor
Lorna Kring .... truck costumer (as Lorna M. Kring)
Lou Rawlins .... costumer
Charis Tillson .... seamstress/cutter
 
Editorial Department
Bill Baldwin .... digital intermediate producer (as Billy Baldwin)
John Crowley .... digital intermediate colorist
Donna Donato .... assistant editor
Peter Heady .... digital intermediate iq editor
Bret Hilarie .... digital intermediate engineer
Jeff Huston .... digital intermediate scanner and recorder
Brian Patchett .... digital intermediate iq assistant
Matthew Reedy .... digital intermediate producer
Matthew Schneider .... digital intermediate engineer
David A. Smith .... assistant editor (as David Smith)
Corey Stewart .... digital intermediate engineer
Stan Sztaba .... negative cutter
Franklin Vargas .... digital intermediate colorist assistant (as Frankie Vargas)
Colin Jenken .... video playback editor (uncredited)
Mike Trinker .... digital intermediate editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Nancy Allen .... music editor
Ben Coleman .... musician: electric violin
Ilan Eshkeri .... music producer
David Gilmour .... musician: turkish chip pan
Joel C. High .... music supervisor
Nick Laird-Clowes .... music producer
Tracy McKnight .... music supervisor
Stephen McLaughlin .... music producer (as Steve Mclaughlin)
Evelyn Paglinawan .... music business affairs
Andrew Raiher .... musician: bass
Rebecca Rienks .... music coordinator
Tiffany Ryan .... music coordinator
Natasha Duprey .... music coordinator (uncredited)
Stephen McLaughlin .... music mixer (uncredited)
Stephen McLaughlin .... music recordist (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Jeff Budnick .... picture car coordinator
Brad Buskey .... driver
Stephen Carr .... personal driver
Barry Chapman .... driver
Kemy Loree Derlago .... driver
Ed Dykstra .... driver (as Atle Dykstra)
Sam Ellsworth .... mechanic
William E. Fox .... driver
Mark Gould .... transportation coordinator
Gordon Heibein .... driver
Jack Kraehling .... driver
Greg Lansink .... transportation co-captain
Roger A. Mara .... driver
Neil Massey .... driver
Rod May .... transportation captain
Dave McDonald .... driver
Phil Parker .... driver
Robert A. Smith .... driver
Glenn Steer .... driver
Terry Storey .... driver
Ian 'Moss' Urquhart .... driver
 
Other crew
Anton Babiy .... stand-in
Bree Bailey .... assistant: Mr. Paseornek
Russ Barber .... balloon pilot
Cassandra Barbour .... rights and clearances: Entertainment Clearances
Bill Barclay .... assistant: Mr. Wechsler
Violet Barisoff .... assistant craft service
Barbara Barnes .... travel coordinator: Victoria
Louise D. Bourassa .... location production assistant (as Louise Bourassa)
Cameron Boutin .... location production assistant
Cedric Breuel .... second wrangler
Dale Cornick .... assistant accountant (as Dale R. Cornick)
Jason Crosby .... marine coordinator
Scott Dallamore .... security captain (as Scott Dallamore)
Jitka Dermiskova .... location production assistant
Mark Dumas .... animal wrangler: Creative Animal Talent
Doreen Ferreira .... associate wrangler
Barb Foster .... chef: Simply Divine Catering (as Barbara Foster)
Michael Grigsby .... production accountant
T.J. Gunderson .... craft service
T.J. Gunderson .... first aid
David K. Henry .... production financing: U.S. Bank National Association (as David Henry)
David K. Henry .... production financing: U<gt>S<gt> Bank National Association (as David Henry)
Dana Herriott .... location scout
Erik Hodge .... assistant: Mr. Dunne
Ron Holmes .... stand-in
Colin House .... production assistant: Victoria
Ali Jazayeri .... vice president finance
Nigel Johnson .... stand-in
David Kinsella .... hot air balloon coordinator
Dale Kipling .... horse wrangler
Marian Koprada .... key location production assistant
Dan Kuzmenko .... assistant location manager
Tracy MacLeod .... assistant chef: Simply Divine Catering (as Tracey MacLeod)
Erica Maletz .... production coordinator
Rod May .... horse wrangler
Hugh McClelland .... stock footage coordinator
Lee McNish .... assistant chef: Tivoli Catering (as Lee K. McNish)
Andrea Miller .... stand-in
Hamish Miller .... assistant chef: Tivoli Catering
Darlene Milley .... insurance services: AON/Albert G. Ruben Insurance Services (as Darlene A. Milley)
Don Munro .... on-set tutor
Zoë Nash .... production assistant
Ashley Pearson .... stand-in (as Ash Pearson)
Dana Phillips .... assistant chef: Tivoli Catering
Gabriella Pirocchi .... assistant chef: Simply Divine Catering
Dick Powell .... balloon pilot
Karen Powell .... clearances
Jody Reavley .... first assistant production coordinator (as Jodi Reavley)
Gil Restiaux .... balloon pilot
Emily Rice .... post-production accountant
Stefani Rockwell .... payroll accountant
Tania Rosa .... accounting clerk
S. Steven Sach .... location manager
Kevin Schartner .... horse wrangler
Laura Sevier .... rights and clearances: Entertainment Clearances
Julie Slater .... assistant location trainee (as Julie Anne Slater)
S. Corissa Stuckey .... insurance agent: AON/Albert G. Ruben Insurance Services
Matt Towstyka .... chef: Tivoli Catering
Helga Ungurait .... script supervisor
Nina Van Den Boogaard .... stand-in (as Nina Van Den Boogard)
Bill Vigars .... unit publicist
Kathleen Whipp .... mental health professional
Darcy Woodley .... head trainer
Steve Woodley .... head trainer
Izabella Zubek .... location scout
Shelley Marie Brown .... promotions (uncredited)
George Bunce .... 2K conform (uncredited)
Al Cerullo .... helicopter pilot (uncredited)
Elizabeth Dixon .... business affairs coordinator (uncredited)
Byron Drinkle .... playback coordinator (uncredited)
Amanda Shamis Flannery .... business affairs coordinator (uncredited)
Michael J. Harker .... completion bond company representative (uncredited)
Kent R. Karemaker .... stand-in (uncredited)
Daniel MacArthur .... production coordinator: Lions Gate Films (uncredited)
Dan McPeake .... stand-in (uncredited)
Robert M. Melnik .... executive vice president of business affairs (uncredited)
Curtis A. Miller .... director of production: Lions Gate Films (uncredited)
Peter Munro .... location scout (uncredited)
Sean Oliver .... adr loop group (uncredited)
Donna Sloan .... senior vice president of production: Lions Gate Films (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Fisher Stevens .... special thanks
 

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Rated R for language, drug use, sexuality/nudity and some violence
Runtime:
USA:107 min | Argentina:135 min
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Trivia:
Eddie Rosales who played the shaman in the movie's dream sequence was actually speaking in Filipino.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When the police car takes them away from their apartment it has a stop light out, but when it is arriving at the country house the light is fixed.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Finn Earl:[narrating] There's this tribe in South America called the Ishcanani. That means fierce people.
Finn Earl:They're. They're like the meanest people in the world. They'll cut off your thumbs, and they'll shit in your hammock just like we say hello.
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27 out of 30 people found the following review useful.
I liked it!, 5 September 2008
Author: msdavamarie from United States

I thought this was a very good movie. Someone said it was 'sick' so they couldn't watch it. I think if you realize its rated R then you will be prepared for the nudity and drug use. It is a good story and the acting is amazing. Just can't be a prude to appreciate it! Its basically about a mom who does drugs and wants to get clean so she calls a very wealthy old friend and he moves them to his estate and crazy things happen. I guess it is a drama. I am just so sick of people who don't like movies because of cursing or nudity. That is the world we live in. You obviously aren't comfortable with yourself if you can't see things like this movie. And it's rated R. So, that should tell you from the beginning that its not all peachy happy rainbows. I liked it. I think you will too!

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