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Stranger Than Fiction -- An IRS auditor suddenly finds himself the subject of narration only he can hear: narration that begins to affect his entire life, from his work, to his love-interest, to his death.
Stranger Than Fiction -- An IRS auditor suddenly finds himself the subject of narration only he can hear: narration that begins to affect his entire life, from his work, to his love-interest, to his death.
Stranger Than Fiction -- An IRS auditor suddenly finds himself the subject of narration only he can hear: narration that begins to affect his entire life, from his work, to his love-interest, to his death.

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Director:
Writer (WGA):
Zach Helm (written by)
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Release Date:
10 November 2006 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
Harold Crick isn't ready to go. Period. See more »
Plot:
An IRS auditor suddenly finds himself the subject of narration only he can hear: narration that begins to affect his entire life, from his work, to his love-interest, to his death. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for Golden Globe. Another 3 wins & 11 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Helm's great screenplay and Ferrell's astonishing acting make for an excellent film See more (511 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Will Ferrell ... Harold Crick

William Dick ... IRS Co-Worker #1
Guy Massey ... IRS Co-Worker #2
Martha Espinoza ... IRS Co-Worker #3
T.J. Jagodowski ... IRS Co-Worker #4
Peter Grosz ... IRS Co-Worker #5
Ricky Adams ... Young Boy

Christian Stolte ... Young Boy's Father
Denise Hughes ... Kronecker Bus Driver
Peggy Roeder ... Polish Woman

Tonray Ho ... IRS Co-Worker #6

Tony Hale ... Dave

Maggie Gyllenhaal ... Ana Pascal

Danny Rhodes ... Bakery Employee #1
Helen Young ... Bakery Customer #1

David Pompeii ... Bakery Customer #2

Linara Washington ... Bakery Employee #2

Larry Neumann Jr. ... Homeless Man

Emma Thompson ... Karen Eiffel
John Mohrlein ... Man with Hose

Queen Latifah ... Penny Escher

Tom Hulce ... Dr. Cayly

Bruce Jarchow ... Commuter

Linda Hunt ... Dr. Mittag-Leffler

Dustin Hoffman ... Professor Jules Hilbert

Kristin Chenoweth ... Book Channel Host

Bradley Mott ... Large Man on Bus
John M. Watson Sr. ... TV Author (as John Watson Sr.)
David Wiegers ... Bakery Customer #3
Jarrett Sleeper ... Bakery Customer #4
Karen Lloyd ... Customer with Tan
Keith Kupferer ... Demolition Foreman
Danny McCarthy ... Demolition Crew #1
Tab Baker ... Demolition Crew #2
Mark Buettner ... Claw Operator
Christian Young ... ER Doctor #1
Arraon Skippa Hixson ... Young Man Patient (as Arraon Hixson)
Bryan Kelly ... ER Orderly
Whitney Sneed ... ER Nurse #1
Ray Kurut ... ER Doctor #2

Celeste Pechous ... ER Nurse #2
Michael Cook ... ER Doctor #3

Cheryl Lynn Bruce ... Head ER Nurse
Chet Dubowski ... Man in Tweed
Ora Jones ... Banneker Press Receptionist
Jordan Keller ... Grocer
Herb Lichtenstein ... IRS Co-Worker #7
Stacey Jackson ... IRS Co-Worker #8
Jordan Teplitz ... Old Man on Phone
Ricardo Gutiérrez ... Bus Company Manager
James Mazza ... Irritated Man on Bus
Oscar Roxas ... Another Man on Bus
Nadirah Bost ... Accident Witness
Sandra Marquez ... Accident Witness

Lacy Katherine Campbell ... Accident Witness (as Lacy Coil)
Will Clinger ... Accident Witness
Al Samuels ... Accident Witness (as Albert Samuels)

Frank Caeti ... Accident Witness

Andrew Rothenberg ... Doctor Mercator
Rengin Altay ... Nurse
Lucinda Kemp ... Bus Operator #1
Donna Watkins ... Bus Operator #2
Julien Heron ... Animal Footage Voice Over (voice)
Lora Cain ... Animal Footage Voice Over (voice)
Bob Papenbrook ... Animal Footage Voice Over (voice)
Mike McColl ... Animal Footage Voice Over (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Nathan Adloff ... Bakery Patron (uncredited)

Holly Barrett ... Truck Driver (uncredited)
Rishi Chitkara ... Student (uncredited)

Kimber Closson ... Extra (uncredited)
Edy Cullen ... Business Women (uncredited)

Sue Durso ... IRS Agent (uncredited)
Nick Ferrin ... Student (uncredited)

Reese Foster ... IRS Agent (uncredited)

Andrea Frisby ... Commuter (uncredited)
Alex Gil ... College Student (uncredited)

Eli Goodman ... Augustus Chatman (uncredited)

Beth Hebert ... Business Woman (uncredited)
Carlyn Janus ... Driver (uncredited)
Bob Kolbey ... Professor Polo (uncredited)

Tim Krueger ... Business Man (uncredited)
Debra Langland ... Nosy Lady at Accident (uncredited)
Jamie Louachai ... Movie Patron / El Passenger (uncredited)
Lori Miller ... Woman with Dog (uncredited)
Sergio Mojica ... Business Person (uncredited)
Sia A. Moody ... Nurse #3 (uncredited)
Steven Hugh Nelson ... College Student (uncredited)

January Stern ... Bus Riding Mom (uncredited)

Ron Valdez ... Orderly (uncredited)

Andrea N. Winters ... IRS Worker (uncredited)
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Directed by
Marc Forster 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Zach Helm (written by)

Produced by
Lindsay Doran .... producer
Joseph Drake .... executive producer (as Joe Drake)
Aubrey Henderson .... co-producer
Nathan Kahane .... executive producer
Eric Kopeloff .... executive producer
Jim Miller .... co-producer
Hans Ritter .... line producer: second unit (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Britt Daniel 
Brian Reitzell 
 
Cinematography by
Roberto Schaefer (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Matt Chesse 
 
Casting by
Kathy Driscoll  (as Kathleen Driscoll-Mohler)
Francine Maisler 
 
Production Design by
Kevin Thompson 
 
Art Direction by
Craig Jackson 
 
Set Decoration by
Ford Wheeler 
 
Costume Design by
Frank L. Fleming  (as Frank Fleming)
 
Makeup Department
Laverne Caracuzzi .... key makeup artist
Deborah K. Dee .... key hair stylist
Agnes M. Gibicar .... additional hair stylist
Lisa Layman .... makeup department head
Frances Mathias .... hair department head
Valli O'Reilly .... makeup artist: Mr. Hoffman
Karen Lynn Accattato .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Chelo .... assistant makeup artist (uncredited)
Latrice Edwards .... additional makeup artist (uncredited)
Lisa Jelic .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Vicki Vacca .... makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Kelli Konop .... executive in charge of production: Mandate Pictures
Eric Kopeloff .... unit production manager
Karyn McCarthy .... unit production manager
C. Cory M. McCrum-Abdo .... post-production supervisor (as Cory McCrum-Abdo)
Lisa Looney .... production supervisor: additional photography (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
James Giovannetti Jr. .... first assistant director: second unit
Kevin Tod Haug .... second unit director
Alyson Latz .... second second assistant director
Michael Lerman .... first assistant director
Peter Thorell .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Bruce Ahlfeld .... carpenter foreman
Mark Almasi .... carpenter
Peter Bankins .... property master
Anthony Barracca .... leadman (as Tony Barracca)
Frank Battaglia .... carpenter
Russell Bowers .... graphics conceptual designer (as Russ Bowers)
Michael Brogato .... carpenter
Michael L. Butkovich .... painter
Helmer Claesson .... labor foreman
Frank D. Dambra .... head painter (as Frank Dambra)
Charles W. DelGreco .... swing gang (as Chuck Delgreco)
Tanja Deshida .... buyer
James Disantis .... laborer
Steve DuFour .... assistant property master
Edward England .... carpenter foreman
Anthony Joseph Fatigato .... painter
Tom Gagnon .... swing gang
Michael D. Gianneschi .... assistant property master (as Michael Gianneschi)
Kristin Hanson .... art department coordinator
Gary Happ .... carpenter
Mike Hohe .... carpenter (as Michael T. Hohe)
Lester Johnson .... painter
Susan Kaip .... painter
John P. Kenny III .... general foreman
Kevin M. Kenny Sr. .... carpenter
Kathleen Kenny .... painter
Kevin Kenny .... carpenter
Will Kenny .... carpenter
Kyle Kirby .... laborer
Rodman Kiser .... labor foreman
John Kroll .... carpenter
Nicholas Laurin .... carpenter
Matthew K. Lavin .... laborer
Rich Lee .... graphics conceptual designer
Jason C. Lieberenz .... carpenter
Nathan Mack .... carpenter
Cyril H. Matthys .... swing gang: second unit (as Cy Matthys)
Freddie Mikels .... stand by painter
John Mikels .... paint foreman
Mike Monckton .... painter (as Mike 'Monk' Monckton)
Bruce Mullins .... carpenter
Mike Neely .... graphics conceptual designer
Jon Nicholson .... on-set dresser
Timothy J. Osman .... carpenter (as Tim Osman)
Tyler Osman .... construction coordinator
Matt Reese .... carpenter
John Rigden .... painter
Ryan Roberts .... carpenter
Kerry Sanders .... set designer
John H. Schulz .... painter
Ericka N. Shane .... construction estimator
Steve Strohm .... laborer
James A. Suhajda .... painter
John Underkoffler .... graphics conceptual designer
Juan Vela .... swing gang
Daryl Ziemke .... swing gang
Chris Cleek .... props (uncredited)
Veloz Gomez .... set dresser (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Courtney Bishop .... adr recordist
John Cannon .... first assistant sound editor
Robert Deschaine .... adr mixer (as Bob Deschaine)
Mark DeSimone .... engineer
Dino Dimuro .... sound editor
Lisle Engle .... sound editor (as Lyle Engle)
Jonathan Fallon .... adr production assistant (as Jon Fallon)
Jonathan Fallon .... dialogue production assistant (as Jon Fallon)
John P. Fasal .... sound effects recordist (as John Fassal)
Marc Hayes .... engineer
Lora Hirschberg .... supervising sound mixer
Richard Jory .... ProTools recordist
Mary Jo Lang .... foley mixer
Scott Millan .... supervising sound mixer
Michael Miller .... adr mixer
Alyson Dee Moore .... foley artist (as Alyson Moore)
Scott Morgan .... foley recordist
Bruce Nyznik .... adr supervisor
Bruce Nyznik .... dialogue supervisor
David Obermeyer .... sound mixer
Mark Ormandy .... sound effects recordist
John Pospisil .... special sound effects
Eric Potter .... sound effects recordist
Bill Ritter .... chief engineer
John Roesch .... foley artist
Geoffrey G. Rubay .... sound designer
Geoffrey G. Rubay .... supervising sound editor
Blair Scheller .... boom operator
Michael Semanick .... supervising sound mixer
Danny Sheehan .... additional adr coordinator
Gary L.G. Simpson .... chief engineer (as Gary Simpson)
Greg Steele .... adr mixer
Matthew E. Taylor .... sound effects recordist (as Mathew Taylor)
Jon Title .... sound editor (as John Title)
Tami Treadwell .... adr recordist
David Weisberg .... adr mixer
Ronald L. Wright .... boom operator
Greg Zimmerman .... adr recordist
James Bennett .... adr recordist (uncredited)
Jonathan Fallon .... sound editor (uncredited)
Marilyn Graf .... foley mixer (uncredited)
Richard Jory .... ProTools engineer (uncredited)
Richard Jory .... sound recordist (uncredited)
Drew Webster .... digital sound mix technician (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
George DiSalvo .... special effects assistant (as George Disalvo)
Frank Krenmuller .... special effects foreman (as Frank R. Krenmuller)
Don Parsons .... special effects coordinator
Danny Sokolowski .... set special effects (as Dan Sokolowski)
Bruce A. Strong .... set special effects (as Bruce Strong)
Joel Bennett .... special effects assistant (uncredited)
Jason Breitzman .... special effects crew (uncredited)
Chris Cline .... special effects technician: reshoots (uncredited)
Ryan Hanson .... special effects assistant (uncredited)
Kyle Holden .... special effects (uncredited)
Rob Yale .... special effects crew (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Krista Allain .... visual effects production manager: Intelligent Creatures
Greg Astles .... lead compositor: Intelligent Creatures
Stéphane Audit .... systems administrator: FX Cartel
Travis Avitabile .... digital intermediate support: Laser Pacific
Louise Baker .... previs artist: Proof
Adrian Banton .... visual effects supervisor: Double Negative
Sarah Barker .... editorial: Double Negative
Danny Bergeron .... executive producer: Mokko Studio
Craig Bilsky .... digital intermediate support: Laser Pacific
Paul Birkett .... rotoscope: Double Negative
Andrea Bonetto .... production assistant: Barxseven
Alain Bouchard .... visual effects team consultant: FX Cartel
Carole Bouchard .... executive producer: FX Cartel
Jean Boucher .... visual effects coordinator: Mokko Studio
Nik Brownlee .... rotoscope: Double Negative
Kris Carson .... digital fusion compositing artist: Intelligent Creatures
Eddy Chan .... cg artist: Mokko Studio
Dominic Cheung .... 3d artist: Intelligent Creatures
Martin Ciastko .... digital compositor: Barxseven
Dayne Cowan .... cg supervisor: Double Negative
Etienne Daigle .... digital compositor: FX Cartel
Angela De Palma .... visual effects coordinator: FX Cartel
Dimitri Delacovias .... matte painter: Double Negative
Philippe Desiront .... digital compositor: Barxseven (as Philippe Désiront)
Louis Desrochers .... cg artist: Mokko Studio
Dan Dixon .... associate visual effects supervisor: Intelligent Creatures
Thai Son Doan .... compositor: Digital Dimension
Danny Duchesneau .... digital compositor: Barxseven
George Fok .... additional designer: FX Cartel
Kevin Footlik .... digital stills coordinator: second unit
Dan Fortin .... additional designer: FX Cartel
Kathryn Fowler .... visual effects coordinator (as Katie Kerr)
Tarn Fox .... lead compositor: Barxseven
Ron Frankel .... previs supervisor: Proof
Richard Gariépy .... production accountant: FX Cartel
Mohammad Ghorbankarimi .... associate visual effects supervisor: Intelligent Creatures
Anne-Marie Ghosn .... visual effects team consultant: FX Cartel
Raymond Gieringer .... visual effects supervisor: Intelligent Creatures
Charles Granger .... lead compositor: Digital Dimension
Chloe Grysole .... visual effects producer: FX Cartel (as Chloé Grysole)
Andy Hague .... editorial: Double Negative
Gunnar Hansen .... visual effects supervisor: FX Cartel
Meinert Hansen .... character design: watch, FX Cartel
Pete Hanson .... scan record manager: Double Negative
Michael Hatton .... visual effects technical advisor: Intelligent Creatures
Kevin Tod Haug .... visual effects designer
Konstantin Hristozov .... compositor: Mokko Studio
Michel Héroux .... visual effects producer: Digital Dimension
Christian Irles .... cg supervisor: Klon Films
Stephen James .... rotoscoper: Double Negative
David Kessous .... additional designer: FX Cartel
Jeffrey Klug .... systems administrator: Intelligent Creatures (as Jeff Klug)
David Knox .... operator: #1, second unit (as Dave Knox)
Alain Lachance .... visual effects supervising compositor: Mokko Studio
Alain Lachance .... visual effects supervisor: Mokko Studio
Wendy Lanning .... executive visual effects producer: Intelligent Creatures
Martin Larrivée .... compositor: Digital Dimension
Charles Le Guen .... cg supervisor: Barxseven
Sam Lee .... digital fusion compositng artist: Intelligent Creatures
Stephane Legault .... additional designer: FX Cartel
Jonathan Legris .... additional designer: FX Cartel
Margarida Leong .... 3d artist: Intelligent Creatures
Danny Levesque .... cg artist: Mokko Studio (as Danny Lévesque)
Jacques Levesque .... digital compositor: FX Cartel
Jason Maher .... 3d artist: Intelligent Creatures
Paul Maples .... motion control operator: second unit
Simon Marinof .... cg supervisor: Digital Dimension
Jean-Yves Martel .... executive producer: FX Cartel
Marc Massicotte .... compositor: Mokko Studio
Leslie McMinn .... visual effects producer
Lon Molnar .... visual effects creative advisor: Intelligent Creatures
Jean-Francois Morissette .... cg artist: Barxseven (as Jean-François Morissette)
Chris Nokes .... visual effects coordinator: Intelligent Creatures
Pete O'Connell .... digital compositor: Barxseven
Stéphane Paradis .... compositor: Digital Dimension
Scott Parker .... systems administrator: Intelligent Creatures
Yvan Pinard .... additional designer: FX Cartel
Helen Raicevic .... visual effects team consultant: FX Cartel
Jay Randall .... visual effects supervisor: Barxseven
Charles Richer .... compositor: Mokko Studio
Jean-Pierre Riverin .... cg artist: Mokko Studio
Marc A. Rousseau .... visual effects producer: Mokko Studio
Gia Sadhwani .... senior animator: Double Negative
Geoff Sayer .... digital fusion compositing artist: Intelligent Creatures
Robert Sethi .... senior animator: Double Negative
Craig Shumard .... motion control technician: second unit
Vicki Silva .... digital fusion compositing artist: Intelligent Creatures
Clancy Silver .... lead compositor: Intelligent Creatures
Phillip Stamp .... additional designer: FX Cartel
Tom Steadman .... matchmover: Double Negative
Mehrdad Tavakkolian .... 3d artist: Intelligent Creatures
Andy Taylor .... visual effects producer: Double Negative
Scott Taylor .... rotoscope: Double Negative
Mahvash Tehrani .... 3d artist: Intelligent Creatures
Zelda Tinska .... scan record assistant: Double Negative
Soufiane Touzline .... compositor: Mokko Studio
Wayne Traudt .... 3d artist: Intelligent Creatures
Wayne Traudt .... 3d supervisor: Intelligent Creatures
Mathieu Tremblay .... visual effects coordinator: Mokko Studio
Andre Tréjo .... digital intermediate support: Laser Pacific (as Andre Trejo)
Liam Tully .... scan record assistant: Double Negative
Martial Vincent .... executive producer: FX Cartel
Tim Warnock .... digital matte painting artist: Intelligent Creatures
Katie Wells .... visual effects executive producer: FX Cartel
Dan Wheaton .... digital matte painting artist: Intelligent Creatures
Helen Wood .... compositor: Double Negative
Mandy Arnold .... digital restoration artist (uncredited)
Artin Aryaei .... digital compositor: Intelligent Creatures (uncredited)
Sneha Astles .... digital compositor: Intelligent Creatures (uncredited)
Jean-Christophe Boue .... digital compositor: Mokko Studio (uncredited)
Bill Coffin .... visual effects (uncredited)
Peter Dydo .... 3d artist: Intelligent Creatures (uncredited)
Benoit Girard .... visual effects executive producer: Digital Dimension (uncredited)
Owen Hammer .... rotoscope artist (uncredited)
Lev Kolobov .... senior digital compositor: Intelligent Creatures (uncredited)
Jason Kolodziejczak .... 2d technical director: Intelligent Creatures (uncredited)
Craig Kuehne .... roto artist: MK12 (uncredited)
Ken Lam .... digital matte artist and digital compositor: Intelligent Creatures (uncredited)
Virginie Lamotte .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Ethan Lee .... 3d technical director: Intelligent Creatures (uncredited)
Mai-Ling Lee .... 3d artist: Intelligent Creatures (uncredited)
Jonathan Legris .... digital artist (uncredited)
Taz Lodder .... technical support: Double Negative (uncredited)
Laurence Lok .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Sean Looper .... pipeline technical director: Digital Dimension (uncredited)
Steve Lynn .... technical support (uncredited)
Jim Maxwell .... digital matte artist: Intelligent Creatures (uncredited)
Jerome Morin .... visual effects executive producer: Digital Dimension (uncredited)
Jean-Francois Morissette .... 3d tracking and layout (uncredited)
C. Michael Neely .... previs animator (uncredited)
Ciaran O'Connor .... junior matte painter and digital compositor: Intelligent Creatures Inc. (uncredited)
Hojin Park .... digital compositor: Intelligent Creatures (uncredited)
Derek Rausch .... roto artist: MK12 (uncredited)
Tyler Robb .... production assistant: Intelligent Creatures (uncredited)
Sean Samuels .... digital matte painter: Intelligent Creatures (uncredited)
Leonardo Silva .... 3d artist: Intelligent Creatures (uncredited)
Mai Suzuki .... digital restoration artist (uncredited)
Christopher Sweet .... studio assistant: Double Negative (uncredited)
Linda Williams .... digital intermediate editor (uncredited)
Diane Wright .... digital asset manager: Laser Pacific (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Frank P. Calzavara .... stunts (as Frank Calzavara)
Tobiasz Daszkiewicz .... stunts
Eddie J. Fernandez .... stunts (as Ed Fernandez)
James Fierro .... stunts (as Jim Fierro)
Mark Harper .... stunts
Rick Le Fevour .... stunt coordinator (as Rick LeFevour)
Rick Le Fevour .... stunts (as Richard L. LeFevour)
Tom Lowell .... stunts
Daniel Maldonado .... stunts (as Dan Moldonado)
James R. Mammoser .... stunts (as Jim Mammoser)
Tom McComas .... stunts
Tim C. McHenry .... stunts (as Tim McHenry)
Natalie M. Meyer .... stunts (as Natalie Meyer)
Carl Paoli .... stunts
Linda Perlin .... stunts
Alicia Skirball .... stunts
Kevin Sorensen .... stunts
Jodi Starnes .... stunts
Bobby Stuart .... stunts (as Bob Stuart)
Rich Wilkie .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Sam Bertone .... best boy rigging
Paul Bode .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Kelly R. Borisy .... grip: second unit (as Kelly Borisy)
Kevin Boyd .... video assist 24 frame coordinator
K.C. Capek .... additional camera second assistant
Mark Castelaz .... electrician
Jonathan Clark .... camera loader
Sonny Arthur Coleman .... grip
Christopher M. Collar Jr. .... grip (as Chris Collar Jr.)
Joseph P. Connelly .... grip
Robert W. Faison .... additional camera first assistant (as Bob Faison)
Brad Fanfalone .... second assistant camera operator: second unit (as Brad Fanfortone)
Fred Folmer .... key grip: second unit
Chris Freres .... best boy rigging
John P. Friday .... rigging gaffer (as John Friday)
Zachary Gannaway .... additional camera second assistant
Alejandro Garcia .... second assistant camera operator: second unit (as Alex Garcia)
Ron Goodman .... director of photography: aerial unit
Travis Grurin .... board operator: second unit
Edward A. Gutentag .... crash camera operator (as Edward Gutentag)
Timothy Hale .... electrician
Rory Herbster .... electrician
Gregg Horvath .... first assistant camera operator: second unit
Chris Hudecek .... electrician
Charles Jimenez .... grip
Timothy Jipping .... grip (as Tim Jipping)
Michael Kohnhorst .... additional camera operator
Robert Krzeminski .... best boy grip
Matthew LeCrone .... electrician (as Matthew Le Crone)
Morgan Michael Lewis .... key grip (as Mike Lewis)
Ted Lichtenheld .... director of photography: second unit
Mark R. Lindberg .... best boy (as Mark Lindbergh)
Joseph Louis .... electrician
David 'Louie' Lukasik .... electrician (as David Louie Lukasik)
Anthony J. Lullo .... gaffer
Steven Matthys .... electrician (as Steven C. Matthys)
Jim McConkey .... camera operator: "a" camera
Jim McConkey .... steadicam operator
Donna McLain .... electrician
Salvatore J. Miglio Jr. .... electrician
David Morenz .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Peter Morenz .... camera loader
Peter Morenz .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Ralph Nelson .... still photographer
Stephanie Power .... electrician
Mark Purkart .... dolly grip
John S. Robertson .... key rigging grip (as John Robertson)
Dan Schroer .... second assistant camera: "a" camera (as Daniel Schrorer)
Clarence Schubert .... rigging grip: second unit
Faires A. Sekiya .... additional camera operator (as Faries Anderson)
Mike Shaheen .... 24 frame operator: IRS
Dean M. Simmon .... additional camera first assistant
Stuart Slack .... grip
Andy Smith .... 24 frame operator (as Andrew A. Smith)
Andy Smith .... video assist: second unit
Christy Taddeo .... electrician
David Tomita .... grip
James R. Tynes .... gaffer (as Jim Tynes)
Dan Urbain .... camera loader
Rick Whitfield .... 24 frame operator: IRS
Joe 'Jody' Williams .... additional camera operator (as Joe Williams)
Steven R. Wojcik .... additional camera operator (as Steven Wojcik)
Alex M. Cacciarelli .... video assist operator (uncredited)
Chris Dame .... remote head technician (uncredited)
Joe Gajewski .... crane technician (uncredited)
Ron Goodman .... director of photography: spacecam (uncredited)
Roberto Schaefer .... camera operator: "b" camera (uncredited)
Jean Whiteside .... still photographer (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Jocelyn Delk .... extras casting assistant
Cicely D. Harris .... extras casting assistant
Clare Morris .... extras casting assistant
Joan Philo .... extras casting
Bridget Quinn .... extras casting assistant
Loriel Samaras .... extras casting assistant
Merry Alderman .... casting assistant (uncredited)
Matt Miller .... casting associate: Chicago (uncredited)
Mickie Paskal .... casting: Chicago, Tenner, Pascal & Rudnicke casting Inc. (uncredited)
Jennifer Rudnicke .... casting: Chicago, Tenner, Pascal & Rudnicke casting Inc. (uncredited)
David Shin .... extras casting intern (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Claire Connelly .... costume coordinator
Lizzie Cook .... set costumer
Lisa R. Frucht .... assistant costume designer (as Lisa Frucht)
Marylou Lim .... costumer: Will Ferrell
Eileen McCahill .... costume supervisor
Sukari McGill .... set costumer
Julie Yrjanson .... set costumer (as Julie Yrianson)
Rachael Ohman .... costumer (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Robin Gonsalves .... editorial production assistant
Bruce Goodman .... colorist: dailies, Laser Pacific
Harry Muller .... color timer: DeLuxe
Alex Olivares .... first assistant editor
Mike Sowa .... digital color timer: Laser Pacific
Chad Sustin .... post-production coordinator
Kyle DeVriendt .... digital film recordist (uncredited)
Dave Pickett .... colorist (television version) (uncredited)
Lawrence Howard Williams .... post digital media operator (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Christine Bergren .... music clearance
Erik Gavriluk .... score recordist: Bombfactory
Jerry Harrison .... score pre-mixer: S.J
Stephanie Lowry .... music editor
Roger Neill .... orchestral arranger
Brian Reitzell .... music supervisor
Brian Reitzell .... score mixer
Justin Stanley .... score mixer
Eric Thorngren .... score pre-mixer: S.J (as Eric 'E.T.' Thorngren)
Erica Weis .... music editor
Stephen Ridley .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Michael J. Barcal .... driver (as Michael Barcal)
Anthony Belmonte .... driver
Michael L. Bianchi .... driver
Michael Bremer .... driver
Joseph Calomino .... driver
Salvatore Cangelosi .... driver (as Sal J. Cangelosi)
Jim Chin .... driver
Victor W. Chin .... driver
Gus Dimas .... driver
James W. Duffy .... driver
James H. Garthe .... driver
Philip Gutowski .... driver (as Philip Gutowsky)
Jim Hogan .... transportation coordinator
Pete Kaczmar .... driver
Earl W. Lent Jr. .... driver
Anthony P. Lizio .... driver
Luis F. Lomeli .... driver
Patrick Lynn .... driver
Anthony Majcher Jr. .... driver
Joseph F. Martucci .... transportation: second unit (as Joe Martucci)
Patrick McGowen .... driver
Jim Modzelewski .... driver
Arthur N. Ozawa .... driver
Peter Pantaleo .... driver
Armand Paoletti .... co- captain
Joseph Paoletti .... transportation captain (as Joe Paoletti)
Anthony Perna .... driver
Donald Peterson .... driver (as Donald R. Peterson)
John F. Piscitelli .... driver
Mike Presto .... driver
Darien Reid .... driver (as Darren Reid)
Robert J. Rocco .... driver
Thomas Schrul .... driver (as Thomas W. Schaul)
Eddie Bo Smith Jr. .... driver (as Eddie Smith Jr.)
Timothy S. Sparrey .... driver
Nico Triantafilidis .... transportation: second unit (as Nick Triantafillidis)
Robert Wallace .... driver (as Robert T. Wallace)
Spero Zappas .... driver
Matt Dworzanczyk .... driver (uncredited)
Adam Fox .... driver: Dustin Hoffman, Los Angeles (uncredited)
Zoa Keith .... dispatcher (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Alicia Accardo .... script supervisor
Kate Amer .... production coordinator
Stephen Andrzejewski .... location manager
Nick Ardagna .... intern
Ou Bai .... intern
Julie Baner .... intern
Jane Bard .... craft service
LaWanda Black .... assistant: Ms. Latifah (as La Wanda 'LB' Black)
Benjamin T. Brammeier .... key set production assistant
Gretchen Brown .... assistant location manager
Harold Caldwell .... second assistant accountant (as Harold R. Caldwell)
Jason Camp .... production assistant
Alex Capaldi .... production assistant
Joe Cappelletti .... loop group
Matt Carlson .... caterer: American Road Show
Nicholas Carranza .... production assistant (as Nick Carranza)
Will Casey .... unit publicist
Jinyi Chong .... assistant: Ms. Doran
John Cleese .... footage: Monty Python's "The Meaning of Life" courtesy of
Wendy Cohen .... product placement
Stephanie Dufford .... intern
Matthew Eberle .... intern (as Matt Eberle)
Mikey Eberle .... production assistant (as Michael H. Eberle)
Elliott Eisman .... intern
Jessica Elbaum .... assistant: Mr. Ferrell
Sara Ellingen .... production secretary
Stuart Emmerman .... intern
Casey W. Engelhardt .... assistant: Mr. Kopeloff
Aaron C. Fitzgerald .... production assistant
Lauren Foster .... intern
Michael Franck .... pilot: aerial unit
Clint Gage .... production assistant
Katie Gajewski .... production assistant
Wil Fred Gelin .... intern (as Wilfred Gelin)
Terry Gilliam .... footage: Monty Python's "The Meaning of Life" courtesy of
Robin Gonsalves .... assistant: Mr. Forster, Chicago
Michelle Gonsiorek .... production assistant
Matt Gulley .... production assistant (as Matthew Gully)
P.J. Haines .... caterer: American Road Show (as PJ Haines)
Ben Hammer .... caterer: Four Star catering
Michelle Henniges .... intern
Kevin Holmes .... caterer: American Road Show
Martin L. Hudson .... assistant location manager (as Martin Hudson)
Jennifer Hunt .... payroll accountant
J.R. Huntington .... production assistant (as JR Huntington)
Kori Jacobson .... caterer: Four Star Catering
Darryl Johnson .... craft service: second unit
Terry Jones .... footage: Monty Python's "The Meaning of Life" courtesy of
Brian S. Kalata .... assistant location manager
Mark Kaster .... intern
Rosa Yang Kato .... assistant location manager
Kenn Kaye .... production assistant
Sarah Kayser .... assistant location manager
Sean Kirkpatrick .... production assistant
David Kreger .... caterer: American Road Show
Jillian Kugler .... assistant: Mr. Forster
Ross L. Kulma .... set medic
Alex Lee .... production assistant
Amanda Lensing .... production assistant
Justin Lieb .... production assistant
Josh Limor .... production assistant
Victor Lizardo .... caterer: Four Star Catering
Trevor Mancini .... intern
Caitlin McCahill .... intern
Kimberly Merlin .... production assistant (as Kim Merlin)
Thomas P. Mulroe .... set medic
Laura Munzel .... intern
Aaron Neuman .... production assistant
Stefan Nikolov .... assistant location manager
Sean O'Reilly .... location manager: second unit
Sean O'Reilly .... production assistant
James Oh .... production assistant
Margaret J. Orlando .... assistant production coordinator
Natasha Parker .... production assistant
Jeremy Platt .... assistant: Mr. Kopeloff, Chicago
Adam Pray .... assistant: Ms. Doran, Chicago
Ashley Price .... intern
James Reem .... set medic
Daniel Reitzenstein .... production assistant
Emmanuel Reyes .... caterer: Four Star Catering
Brett Robinson .... key set production assistant
Tony Salzman .... technical consultant
Nikki Scavo .... production assistant (as Nikki M. Scavo)
Reign Shaw .... intern
Kyle Sherman .... intern
Adri Siriwatt .... production assistant
Amy Sobin .... script supervisor: second unit
Jennifer Sokolov .... production assistant
Christian Springer .... intern
Dane Story .... intern
Mary Sunshine .... production accountant
Adrienne Swan .... first assistant accountant
Andrew Sych .... technician: aerial unit
Lloyd Thomas .... caterer: Four Star Catering
Amanda Toye .... intern
Dana Tuinier .... intern
Joe Uddo .... behind-the-scenes footage
Dina Valenzuela .... post production accountant
John Weaver .... production assistant
Jim York .... production assistant
Dan Ahn .... production assistant (uncredited)
Eric Neal Allred .... production assistant (uncredited)
Kevin Boyd .... playback coordinator (uncredited)
Chris Cashman .... photo double: Will Ferrell (uncredited)
Valance Eisleben .... digital data conformist (uncredited)
Flax Glor .... publicist (uncredited)
Liz Goldsmith .... location scout (uncredited)
Sean C. Graham .... stand-in: Will Ferrell (uncredited)
Chris Harding .... production assistant (uncredited)
Jason Hariton .... studio stage manager (uncredited)
Clayton Hauck .... additional production assistant (uncredited)
Pino Insegno .... voice dubbing: Will Ferrell (uncredited)
Martha Lafage .... location assistant (uncredited)
Joanna Lara .... production coordinator: Los Angeles (uncredited)
Danielle Mana .... office production assistant: additional photography (uncredited)
Scott Markus .... production assistant (uncredited)
Samuel O'Toole .... production assistant (uncredited)
Jennifer Pedevilla .... payroll accountant (uncredited)
Sandra Reis .... rotoscope artist: Double Negative (uncredited)
Mimi Sagadin .... stand-in: Emma Thompson (uncredited)
Derek A. Schwebel .... craft service (uncredited)
Jason Billy Simmons .... stand-in (uncredited)
Z.D. Smith .... vehicle stand-in (uncredited)
Zachary Stuart-Pontier .... set production assistant (uncredited)
Georgianna Whitley .... additional set production assistant (uncredited)
Richard Wolgemuth .... additional set production assistant (uncredited)
Mark N. Woods .... technocrane operator (uncredited)
Kenneth Yoder .... production assistant (uncredited)
Cliff Zimowski .... additional production assistant (uncredited)
 
Thanks
David Amphlett .... special thanks
Peter Cole .... special thanks
Jacques Perrin .... special thanks: footage from the movie "Winged Migration" provided by
Mark B. Weiss .... special thanks: Mark B. Weiss Real Estate Brokerage, Inc.
 
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The book that Professor Hilbert is reading on the lifeguard stand is "I for Innocent" by Sue Grafton.See more »
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Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): Harold tells Ana that she can deduct the bread she gives away to the homeless as charitable contributions on her tax return, which is not true. In order to qualify as a charitable contribution, the property (in this case, the bread) must be given to a qualified charitable organization and be properly documented. Simply giving away food to the homeless is not enough, as there would be no way to prove that she actually gave the bread away.See more »
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Harold Crick:You just said ten seconds ago, you wouldn't help me.
Professor Jules Hilbert:It's been a very revealing ten seconds.
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242 out of 293 people found the following review useful.
Helm's great screenplay and Ferrell's astonishing acting make for an excellent film, 10 November 2006
Author: DonFishies from Canada

I liked the idea of Stranger than Fiction from the start. And I still like the idea after having seen the film. I was not a big fan of all the huge press first-time screenwriter Zach Helm was getting, but in comparison to the ballooning publicity with Sascha Baron Cohen and Borat!, it was not too bad. I continually looked forward to seeing the film, and am glad that the great trailer did not reveal everything like I had originally assumed.

The film involves Harold Crick (Will Ferrell), an IRS agent who lives his life by a very strict routine. One day, he wakes up, and begins to hear a woman narrating all of his actions. Suspicious, Crick continues attempting to live his life out, but after an inexplicable comment in regards to his "immenent death", he goes on the hunt for the voice. Randomly spliced into Crick's search is Karen Eiffel (Emma Thompson). She is writing a novel about a character named Harold Crick, and is unknowingly the voice Crick keeps hearing. She is battling a case of writer's block, and spends much of the film attempting to come up with the finale for the character.

Unlike many other existential comedies, Fiction is sweet and almost innocent in its design. Yes, the main focus of the film is pretty grim, but the life-altering questions that keep going around during the film do not become anywhere near as depressing and bizarre as those found in the likes of the work of Charlie Kaufman. In a way, Fiction feels a lot like a Kaufman-written film, but lacking in the means of being totally "out there"; almost like being a decaf as opposed to a regular. As a result, while being an excellent film (albeit slightly predictable), it cannot break past the mold already set by the likes of the absolutely brilliant Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. It just feels like it is missing that spark that could have sprung it right into the brilliance that all films like this strive for.

Going along with the story itself, it feels a little ill-paced in some few instances, but for the most part sucks you right in and keeps you there. It has many comedic elements, and has some great dramatic sequences as well. They all play well, and while I still would not give him a ton of credit, I was very impressed by Helm's first-time effort. His writing feels vibrant and fresh, and in a film industry with absolutely little originality or thought, it is just great that movies like this slip through and get green-lighted. Every piece of dialogue and background feels well expressed, and just play out astonishingly well. On the topic of Crick however, I liked the idea of how neurotic and obsessive Crick was over numbers, but I thought it was a bit of an overkill to include special effect shots showing the numbers being counted within his head. It felt silly in The Da Vinci Code, so why did Sony feel the need to add it here too?

On that note, much like my being impressed by Adam Sandler from time to time, Ferrell really pulls through here, and does give the best performance of his short career. The psychological trauma that his character goes through is evident in his facial and body emotions, and the way he conveys it on screen is nowhere near what I would have expected. He brings an amazing sense of what this character is really about, and gives him a poignancy that makes him so life-like that it becomes almost too great to explain. This is a pathetically sad man who you cannot help but pull for as the film goes on. And for all the right reason too. He may deliver some of the funniest lines in the movie, but he is totally mature and at ease in this role. Thankfully this means that he stays serious for the most part throughout the film, and does not let any Ricky Bobby or Ron Bergundy slip out. He could have easily blown it, but thankfully, manages to stay in check.

Thompson is another particular standout, especially in contrast to Ferrell. She is broken and weak, searching for the perfect ending. The pain and sorrow that goes through her face as she writes and thinks has a poetic excellence to it, and she only continues to prove how good of an actor she is. Dustin Hoffman and Queen Latifah work well in supporting roles, supporting Ferrell and Thompson respectively as the film progresses on. Hoffman has always had great comedic timing, and he does not let it go to waste here. He plays right off of Ferrell in grand ways, and just feels totally at home in the role. Latifah, while not in the film so much, is very good in her bit parts. Maggie Gyllenhaal also shines here, and clearly has the makings for an Oscar sometime in the late future.

For its small problems, Fiction still is able to prove its worth, and is clearly one of the best films of the year. It will be able to stand proud among the other entries in the existential comedy genre, or just stand proud on its own. Helm's screenplay coupled in with an intoxicatingly great performance by Ferrell make for a great trip to the movies. And sure beats some of the crap that's been released over the past few weeks.

9/10.

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