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Thank You for Smoking -- Satirical comedy follows the machinations of Big Tobacco's chief spokesman, Nick Naylor, who spins on behalf of cigarettes while trying to remain a role model for his twelve-year-old son.
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Writers (WGA):
Jason Reitman (screenplay)
Christopher Buckley (novel)
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Release Date:
14 April 2006 (USA) See more »
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America is living in spin See more »
Plot:
Satirical comedy follows the machinations of Big Tobacco's chief spokesman, Nick Naylor, who spins on behalf of cigarettes while trying to remain a role model for his twelve-year-old son. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 12 wins & 30 nominations See more »
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Funny movie: looks at ALL sides of the debate See more (326 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Joan Lunden ... Joan Lunden
Eric Haberman ... Robin Williger

Aaron Eckhart ... Nick Naylor

Mary Jo Smith ... Sue Maclean

Todd Louiso ... Ron Goode

Jeff Witzke ... Kidnapper

J.K. Simmons ... BR

Marianne Muellerleile ... Teacher

Cameron Bright ... Joey Naylor
Alex Diaz ... Kid #1

Jordan Garrett ... Kid #2

Courtney Taylor Burness ... Kid #3 (as Courtney Burness)

Jordan Del Spina ... Kid #4 (as Jordan Orr)

Maria Bello ... Polly Bailey

David Koechner ... Bobby Jay Bliss

Kim Dickens ... Jill Naylor

Daniel Travis ... Brad

William H. Macy ... Senator Ortolan Finistirre
Katie Winslow ... Jeanette

Richard Speight Jr. ... Trainee

Eric Maldonado ... Tobacco Club Host

Robert Duvall ... Captain

Renée Graham ... Tiffany

Katie Holmes ... Heather Holloway

Adam Brody ... Jack

Timothy Dowling ... EGO Assistant

Rob Lowe ... Jeff Megall

Sam Elliott ... Lorne Lutch

Connie Ray ... Pearl

Dennis Miller ... Dennis Miller
Terry James ... Ski Mask #1

Marc Scizak ... Ski Mask #2

Rachel Thorp ... Flighty Girl

Karen Harrison ... Nurse
Aaron Lustig ... Doctor

Melora Hardin ... Interviewer

Brian Palermo ... FBI Agent (voice)

Michael Mantell ... Dr. Meisenbach
Tonyo Meléndez ... Mr. Herera (as Tonyo Melendez)

Spencer Garrett ... Senator Lothridge

Earl Billings ... Senator Dupree

Catherine Reitman ... Reporter #1

Sean Patrick Murphy ... Reporter #2

David O. Sacks ... Oil Lobbyist

Nancy O'Dell ... Nancy Humphries O'Dell (as Nancy Humphries O'Dell)

Roy Jenkins ... Debate Moderator

Howard Weitzman ... Gentleman #1

Bruce French ... Gentleman #2
Robert L. Richards ... Gentleman #3
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Christopher Buckley ... Man at Metro Station (uncredited)

Michael Calder ... Congressman (uncredited)
Dominick Cicco ... Workman (uncredited)

Jacques Derosena ... College Student (uncredited)
Jim R. Felton ... Tobacco Lobbyist (uncredited)

Lisa Gabriel ... Court Clerk (uncredited)
Lucas George ... College student (uncredited)
Dana E. Glauberman ... Hotel Phone Operator (voice) (uncredited)

Eva La Dare ... Flight Attendant (uncredited)

Robert Malina ... Peter (uncredited)

Neil Patil ... Lab Technician (uncredited)
Prince Jordan Tyson ... Senator (uncredited)

Aloma Wright ... Gizelle (voice) (uncredited)

James Younan ... Committee Attendee (uncredited)

Directed by
Jason Reitman 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Jason Reitman (screenplay)

Christopher Buckley (novel)

Produced by
Eveleen Bandy .... associate producer (as Eveleen Anne Bandy)
Stephen Belafonte .... associate producer
Michael Beugg .... executive producer
David J. Bloomfield .... co-executive producer
Daniel Brunt .... co-producer
Alessandro Camon .... executive producer
Daniel Dubiecki .... co-producer
Max Levchin .... executive producer
Mindy Marin .... co-producer
Elon Musk .... executive producer
Michael R. Newman .... co-producer
Edward R. Pressman .... executive producer
David O. Sacks .... producer
John Schmidt .... executive producer
Peter Thiel .... executive producer
Mark Woolway .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Rolfe Kent 
 
Cinematography by
Jim Whitaker (director of photography) (as James Whitaker)
 
Film Editing by
Dana E. Glauberman 
 
Casting by
Mindy Marin 
 
Production Design by
Steve Saklad 
 
Set Decoration by
Kurt Meisenbach 
 
Costume Design by
Danny Glicker 
 
Makeup Department
Sherri Bramlett .... key hair stylist: Washington, D.C.
Elisabeth Dietrich-Fry .... makeup artist: Mr. Eckhart (as Elisabeth Fry)
John E. Jackson .... makeup department head
Marsha Lewis .... department head hair stylist
Maxine Morris .... key hair stylist
Robin L. Neal .... makeup artist: Mr. Duvall (as Robin Luce)
 
Production Management
Michael Beugg .... unit production manager
Bob Dohrmann .... production supervisor
Joe Fineman .... post-production supervisor
Michael Toji .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Sonia Bhalla .... second assistant director
Jason Blumenfeld .... first assistant director (as Jason A. Blumenfeld)
Scott David Brown .... second second assistant director (as Scott Brown)
Casey Mako .... second second assistant director
Kurt Uebersax .... second second assistant director: Washington DC
Xanthus Valan .... second assistant director: Washington D.C.
 
Art Department
Terry Atchison .... assistant property master
Phil Brandes .... paint foreman
Mark Brooks .... on-set dresser
Carl Catanese .... lead man
Michael Crowe .... construction coordinator
Oliver Doering .... assistant property master
Casey B. Garrett .... propmaker
Theresa Greene .... art department coordinator
Paul Arthur Hartman .... leadman
Eric Hunsaker .... property master
Cindy Ingraham .... assistant property master
Eddie Lin .... storyboard artist
Greg O'Donohue .... set dresser
Steven Samanen .... assistant art director
Neal W. Zoromski .... property master
 
Sound Department
Robert Althoff .... sound recordist
Josh Bower .... boom operator
Brad Bryan .... cable utility
Barney Cabral .... supervising adr editor
Patrick Cabral .... foley artist
Craig Dollinger .... boom operator
Paul Drenning .... adr mixer
Richard Dwan Jr. .... sound editor (as Richard Dwan)
Richard Dwan Jr. .... supervising dialogue editor
Melissa Hofman .... re-recording mixer
Adam Jenkins .... re-recording mixer
J. Stanley Johnston .... re-recording mixer
Cynthia Merrill .... foley artist
Magic A. Moreno .... Mag and Digital Transfer Engineer: Todd Hollywood
Steven Morrow .... sound mixer
Nick Neutra .... foley supervisor
Perry Robertson .... supervising sound editor
Scott Sanders .... co-supervising sound editor
Scott Sanders .... re-recording mixer
Scott Sanders .... supervising sound designer
Robert Sharman .... utility sound
Melissa Sherwood Hofmann .... re-recording mixer (as Melissa Hofmann)
Geordy Sincavage .... foley mixer
Kevin Zimmerman .... assistant sound editor (as Kevin A. Zimmerman)
John Soukup .... sound transfer (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Larry Fioritto .... special effects coordinator
Virgil Sanchez .... special effects technician
 
Visual Effects by
Cosmas Paul Bolger Jr. .... visual effects producer
Cosmas Paul Bolger Jr. .... visual effects supervisor
Patrick Clancey .... digital opticals
Heather Ignarro .... visual effects coordinator
Natasha Leonnet .... digital color timer (as Natasha Leonett)
Jack Lewars .... digital film colorist
Robert Lukacs .... compositor
Robert Malina .... visual effects editor
Marco S. Paolini .... digital compositor
Edward Quirk .... senior 3D artist
Tommy Tran .... compositor
Thomas Mathai .... data manager (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Terry James .... stunt coordinator
Rick Kain .... stunt driver
Marc Scizak .... stunt performer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Stuart Abramson .... key grip
Peter Albert .... digital video assist operator
Tony Ayala .... grip
Theodore J. Ayd .... gaffer: DC unit (as Ted Ayd)
Michael Baird .... key digital video assist operator
Gary C. Beaird .... grip
Patrick Brennan .... electrician
Donald Burghardt .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Dean Citroni .... key grip: second unit
Tim Clarke .... camera loader
Andy Colvin .... Steadicam operator: Washington DC
Ralph Coon .... electrician
Mike Delnero .... grip
Andy DePung .... film loader
Justin Fisher .... dolly grip (as Justin Deck)
Brett F. Gates .... second assistant camera
Tim Gillis .... electrician
Joe Guzman .... grip
Phil Hardt .... electrician
Maurice Jordan .... gaffer: re-shoot
Tom Lamont .... grip
Patrick Lennon .... gaffer
Tommy Lohmann .... a camera/steadicam operator
Tommy Lohmann .... camera operator
Rudy Martinez .... electrician
Tony Martinez .... electrician
Charlie Newberry .... additional second assistant camera
Daniel Nichols .... camera operator
David Presley .... camera operator: video camera
Alex Reilly .... grip
Quinton Reilly .... best boy grip
Dale Robinette .... still photographer
Blake Santoro .... grip
Lee Shapira .... grip: Washington D.C.
Conrad Sigurdson .... best boy electric
Shawn Stoddard .... dolly grip
Rick Strodel .... best boy grip: DC unit
Vladimir Tmayo .... electrician
Wayland Twiston-Davies .... video engineer
Nicole Hirsch Whitaker .... director of photography: second unit, Los Angeles (as Nicole Hirsch-Whitaker)
 
Casting Department
Kara Lipson .... casting associate
Laura Drake Mancini .... extras casting assistant
Betsy Royall .... local casting
Tammy L. Smith .... extras casting: Los Angeles (as Tammy Smith)
Ember Truesdell .... casting associate
Dixie Webster .... extras casting: Los Angeles
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Julie Glick .... wardrobe supervisor
Laura E. Little .... key set costumer (as Laura Liz Little)
Marta Villalobos .... set costumer
 
Editorial Department
Yanosh Cuglove .... editorial intern
Esther Lee .... assistant digital intermediate producer
Jack Lewars .... digital colorist: Efilm
Robert Malina .... first assistant editor
Stephen M. Rickert Jr. .... assistant editor
Stephen R. Sheridan .... color timer (as Steve Sheridan)
Lorene Simpson .... digital intermediate producer
Lisa Tutunjian .... digital intermediate editor
 
Location Management
Michael Chickey .... assistant location manager: Los Angeles
John Latenser V .... location manager: Washington D.C.
Christopher Miller .... location manager: Los Angeles
Matthew Dillon Noonan .... location production assistant
Jonathan Reich .... assistant location manager: Washington D.C.
Errol Reichow .... location scout: Los Angeles
Rony Shino .... assistant location manager: Los Angeles
 
Music Department
Peter Afterman .... music supervisor
Stephen Coleman .... music programmer
Trevor Gilchrist .... music programmer: score
Alison Litton .... music coordinator
Mateo Messina .... composer: additional music (as Matt Messina)
Curt Sobel .... music editor: temp music
Nick South .... music editor
Greg Townley .... scoring mixer
Alice Wood .... assistant music editor
Margaret Yen .... music supervisor
 
Transportation Department
Mike Belt .... driver (as Michael R. Belt)
Alex E. Burns .... driver
Neil Chisholm .... driver: honeywagon
Jon Cosham .... driver
J. Armin Garza II .... driver: camera car
Nathan Hardcastle .... transportation clerk
Geno Hart .... transportation coordinator
Dennis Janovici .... transportation co-captain
Lee Jennings .... driver
Jerry Knight .... driver
Rogelio Loera .... driver
Josh Sarfaty .... personal driver: Mr. Eckhart
William Smallwood .... driver: production van
 
Other crew
Noor Ahmed .... production legal
Nino Aldi .... production assistant
Mike Artino .... set medic
Debbie Axel .... production legal
Gavin J. Behrman .... production accountant
Paul Bock .... assistant to cast
Paul Bock .... production assistant
Paul Bock .... production coordinator: re-shoot
Jen Buonantony .... production assistant
Jennifer Lynn Buonantony .... production assistant
Nicholas Carpenter .... additional set production assistant
Tara Chang .... assistant production coordinator
Tara L. Craig .... assistant production office coordinator
Patrick Cunningham .... key set production assistant
Joe Dornich .... set production assistant
Michelle Ebert .... medical advisor
David Falicki .... set medic
Lisa Fozzati .... assistant production coordinator: Washington, DC (as Lisa Hagenmeyer)
Damiano Fusca .... craft service
Christopher Geair .... office production assistant: Washington, D.C. unit
Francis Hadinoto .... production assistant
Mike Hazlitt .... production consultant
Steven Hora .... assistant: Ed Pressman and Alessandro Camon
Jeff Johnson .... medic
Ashley Kravitz .... script clearance
Dashiel Kulander .... production assistant
Jenny Lee .... title designer: main titles
Jonathan Leeder .... assistant to producer
Alyssa Loveall .... office production assistant (as Alyssa Houze)
Nathan Maruccio .... craft service
Phillip Montgomery .... assistant: Mr. Reitman
Trey Murphy .... production assistant
Valarie Payne .... assistant: Mr. Eckhart
Michyl-Shannon Quilty .... assistant production coordinator
Sarah Ramey .... assistant: Edward R. Pressman
Benjamin R. Reder .... production legal
Genaro Rodriguez .... caterer
Carlos Rodríguez .... chef
Ari Sachter-Zeltzer .... title designer: main titles
Traceigh Scottel .... production coordinator
Mary Anne Seward .... script supervisor
Gareth Smith .... title designer: main titles
Amy Smolev .... first assistant accountant
Eric J. Spiegelman .... production counsel
Marc E. Spivey .... insurance broker
Julie Stevens .... studio teacher
Shawn Tanaka .... assistant: William H. Macy
William Thompson .... personal fitness trainer
Joel Tokarsky .... payroll accountant
Francisco Trujillo .... chef
John Trujillo .... layout board
Drew Vandervelde .... production associate
Jeremy Walker .... unit publicist
Jeffrey Wank .... assistant: Mr. Sacks
Bob Weber .... post-production accountant
Harry White .... Head of Sales
Adam Zadikoff .... assistant: Mr. Sacks, post-production
Matt Crabtree .... adr voice (uncredited)
Adam Kahn .... production assistant (uncredited)
Howard R. Schuster .... financing (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Corey Trent Ackerman .... special thanks
Jagene Funk .... special thanks
Melissa Havard .... special thanks
Chad Hurley .... special thanks
Todd Molz .... special thanks
Peter Uhlmann .... special thanks
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Thank You Smoking" - Japan (English title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for language and some sexual content
Runtime:
92 min
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Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Leading up to its release, it was reported by numerous trade magazines that Tom Cruise had demanded a sex scene involving his wife, Katie Holmes, be cut from the movie. At the 2006 Hay-On-Wye book festival, director Jason Reitman dismissed this report as complete rubbish, explaining that these reports came from the film's first festival screening where an overzealous projectionist had accidentally cut the scene when splicing the film together (an easy mistake to make, as the scene came at the end of a reel and followed a couple of seconds of black). At a Q&A that followed said screening, Reitman mentioned to the festival audience that there was a missing sex scene in the version they just saw, which was somehow seen by (equally overzealous) reporters as being a result of Tom Cruise and/or Scientology's involvement.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: The back seat armrest when Nick and The Captain are talking in the Rolls Royce.See more »
Quotes:
Nick Naylor:[Narrating] Bobby Jay works for S.A.F.E.T.Y., the Society for the Advancement of Firearms and Effective Training for Youth. After watching the footage of the Kent State shootings, Bobby Jay, then seventeen, signed up for the National Guard so that he too could shoot college students. But, the National Guard recruiter was out to lunch, so Bobby Jay ended up shooting Panamanians instead. Which is almost as fun as shooting college students, only they shoot back.See more »
Soundtrack:
The Joan Lunden Show ThemeSee more »

FAQ

Did the real Marlboro Man die of cancer?
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121 out of 181 people found the following review useful.
Funny movie: looks at ALL sides of the debate, 23 January 2006
Author: ArizWldcat from United States

I saw this at Sundance last night (actually it was a Salt Lake screening, and thus the filmmakers didn't bother to drive 30 miles to talk to us...not that I am bitter...) At first I was a bit worried that this was going to be the old hat anti smoking movie that makes all smokers victims of the eeeeevil tobacco companies, but then I saw that it was based on a Christopher Buckley novel and I relaxed a bit! This pokes fun at all sides of the issue, from the tobacco lobbyist's insistence that there has been "no conclusive proof" that tobacco is harmful, to the legislator's thinking that putting a warning label on cigarettes will actually make someone pick up a cigarette package, read the label, and decide not to smoke...as if ANYONE with half a brain doesn't know that inhaling smoke into your lungs will harm you.

Aaron Eckhart did a fine job in his role, as did Sam Elliot, Rob Lowe, Katie Holmes...I could go on and on. It's fascinating to watch Eckhart's character spin and spin so that he brings people around to his way of thinking. He has to be representing one of the most hated industries in the United States, yet he is able to convince people as to the opposite! I highly recommend this film!

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