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The Hoax -- In what would cause a fantastic media frenzy, Clifford Irving (Gere) sells his bogus biography of Howard Hughes to a premiere publishing house in the early 1970s.
The Hoax -- In what would cause a fantastic media frenzy, Clifford Irving (Gere) sells his bogus biography of Howard Hughes to a premiere publishing house in the early 1970s.

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Writers (WGA):
William Wheeler (screenplay)
Clifford Irving (book)
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Release Date:
20 April 2007 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
Never let the truth get in the way of a good story. See more »
Plot:
In what would cause a fantastic media frenzy, Clifford Irving sells his bogus biography of Howard Hughes to a premiere publishing house in the early 1970s. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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1 win & 2 nominations See more »
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Enjoyable "True Crime" Farce See more (71 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

David Aaron Baker ... Brad Silber

John Carter ... Harold Mcgraw

Judi Barton ... Marion
Raul Julia Jr. ... Bike Messenger

James Biberi ... Mcgraw-Hill Security

Richard Gere ... Clifford Irving
Hope Davis ... Andrea Tate

Christopher Evan Welch ... Albert Vanderkamp
Okwui Okpokwasili ... Malika

Alfred Molina ... Dick Suskind

Bob Wiltfong ... Sporting Goods Salesman

William Fowle ... Car Salesman

Marcia Gay Harden ... Edith Irving

Julie Delpy ... Nina Van Pallandt

Antonie Knoppers ... Fredrick Van Pallandt

Carlton Wilborn ... Bahamas Desk Clerk

Mamie Gummer ... Dana
Steve Buck ... Man with Red Tie (as Stephen Buck)

John Rothman ... Puffy Man
Eric Yellin ... Man in Blue Jeans

Jimmy King ... Bowling Alley Attendant (as James M. King)

Daniel Okrent ... Real Publisher #1
Richard Rosen ... Real Publisher #2 (as R.D. Rosen)

Myk Watford ... Sergent Daniels

Eli Wallach ... Noah Dietrich

Zeljko Ivanek ... Ralph Graves
Tom Mulligan ... Bartender (as Thomas Mulligan)
Aurelio Lima ... Cessna Pilot

Peter McRobbie ... George Gordon Holmes
Milton Buras ... Howard Hughes

Jeremiah Wiggins ... Accountant

Stanley Tucci ... Shelton Fisher

John Bedford Lloyd ... Frank Mccullough

Susan Misner ... Feral Girl #1

Jennifer Layne Park ... Feral Girl #2
Michael Barkann ... Nbc Reporter #1
Ian O'Malley ... Nbc Reporter #2
Ed Crane ... Interviewer (as Ed Krane)

Sam Kitchin ... Careful Man #1 (as Sam Kitchen)
Don Picard ... Careful Man #2
Tim Gallin ... Careful Man #3
Reid Lamberty ... ABC Reporter

Jonathan Freeman ... Thick Voice (voice)

James Riordan ... Nasal Voice (voice)

Marceline Hugot ... Talia Merton

Adam Auslander ... Editor at Party

Stuart Margolin ... Martin Ackerman
Ted Neustadt ... D.A. Newman
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Gregory Abbey ... CBS Reporter (uncredited)

Anya Avaeva ... Mrs. Norman Mailer (uncredited)
Andrea Bertola ... Ballroom Dancer (uncredited)
Lisa Burrascano ... Socialite (uncredited)

Mike Clemente ... Hippy (uncredited)

Marshall Factora ... Mailman (uncredited)
Marc Fogel ... Painter (uncredited)
Jon Frankel ... AP Reporter (uncredited)
Charles Gemmill ... Senior Editor / Executive (uncredited)

Shevy Gutierrez ... Police Officer (uncredited)

Howard Hughes ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Vivian Kalinov ... Literary Agent, Ballroom Dancer, Swiss Bank-Teller (uncredited)
Dennis Karagovalis ... Reporter #1 (uncredited)

Edward M. Kelahan ... Ballroom Dancer (uncredited)
Elizabeth Marley ... Jackie Kennedy (uncredited)

Caleb Mayo ... Customer (uncredited)
Denis McKeown ... Reporter (uncredited)
Dan Nainan ... Cello Player (uncredited)

Richard Nixon ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Lisa Marie Palmieri ... Socialite (uncredited)
Alia Catherine Tarraf ... Mother in Park (uncredited)

Cameron Taylor ... Secretary (uncredited)
Paul Thornton ... Dinner Guest (uncredited)
Kathleen Truitt ... Clifford Irving's Book Banquet Date (uncredited)

Directed by
Lasse Hallström 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
William Wheeler (screenplay)

Clifford Irving (book "The Hoax")

Produced by
Betsy Beers .... producer
Erin Eggers .... co-producer
Mark Gordon .... producer
Leslie Holleran .... producer
Anthony Katagas .... executive producer
Paul A. Levin .... associate producer
Gary Levinsohn .... executive producer
Joshua D. Maurer .... producer
Suzanne Patmore Gibbs .... co-producer
Bob Yari .... producer
 
Original Music by
Carter Burwell 
 
Cinematography by
Oliver Stapleton (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Andrew Mondshein (edited by)
 
Casting by
Ali Farrell 
Laura Rosenthal 
 
Production Design by
Mark Ricker 
 
Art Direction by
Mario Ventenilla  (as Mario R. Ventenilla)
 
Set Decoration by
Carol Silverman 
 
Costume Design by
David C. Robinson  (as David Robinson)
 
Makeup Department
Eileen Barrett .... hair stylist: Washington D.C.
Stephen G. Bishop .... assistant hair stylist (as Stephen Bishop)
Milton Buras .... key hair stylist
Marta Lila Cintron .... makeup artist: Puerto Rico
LuAnn Claps .... makeup artist: Richard Gere (as Luann Claps)
Angel O. Cruz .... makeup artist: Puerto Rico
Kelly Gleason .... key makeup artist
Nydia Ibarra .... hair stylist: Puerto Rico
Jacqueline Jimenez .... makeup artist: Puerto Rico
Heidi Kulow .... assistant makeup artist (as Heidi Gleason)
Isabelle Murray .... hair intern: Indio
Lyndell Quiyou .... hair stylist: Richard Gere
Marielena Ramirez .... hair stylist: Puerto Rico
Amarilis Saldana .... makeup artist: Puerto Rico
Terri Trupp .... makeup artist: Washington D.C.
Frances Valley .... hair stylist: Puerto Rico
Anita Crawford .... hair stylist (uncredited)
John Jack Curtin .... hair stylist (uncredited)
Valerie Gladstone-Appel .... hair stylist (uncredited)
Craig Lindberg .... additional makeup artist (uncredited)
Lizz Scalice .... assistant hair stylist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Anthony Katagas .... unit production manager
Robert Katz .... executive in charge of production
Betsy Mackey .... production supervisor: Indio
Ines Mongil-Echandi .... production supervisor: Puerto Rico (as Ines Mongil Echandi)
Louise Runge .... post-production manager: Yari Film Group
Nancy Swenton .... production supervisor: Washington D.C.
Janice Williams .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Timothy Blockburger .... second assistant director: Washington D.C. (as Tim Blockberger)
Frank Ferro .... first assistant director: Washington D.C.
Gary S. Rake .... second second assistant director: Puerto Rico (as Gary Rake)
David 'Wex' Wechsler .... first assistant director
Adam T. Weisinger .... second second assistant director (as Adam Weisinger)
Eric Yellin .... second assistant director
Ivan Kraljevic .... first assistant director: Palm Springs (uncredited)
Deanna Leslie .... additional second assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Carlos Acosta .... set dresser: Puerto Rico
James C. Allen .... key construction carpenter
Bob Arietta .... scenic artist/foreman (as Robert Arietta)
Meredith Barchat .... scenic artist
Mark Bentley .... on-set dresser: Washington D.C.
Joe Berger .... art department production assistant
Coburn Boyd .... set dresser
Jeff Butcher .... property master
Aurora Cedeno .... set dresser: Puerto Rico
John J. Ciccimarro .... key construction carpenter
Isaac Cohen .... construction carpenter
David Cooney .... storyboard artist
Robert Currie .... assistant property master
Michael Cycan .... construction carpenter
Dan Denitto .... construction grip (as Daniel Denitto)
Richard Dowgin .... construction grip (as Rich Dowgin)
Sofi Eloy .... additional props: Puerto Rico
Jorge Fernandez .... additional props: Puerto Rico
Daniel Fisher .... second assistant props
Andrew Fishman .... construction grip
Paul Fletcher .... construction carpenter
Amy Fritz .... art department coordinator
Carola Garcia .... set dresser: Puerto Rico
Joseph Garzero .... charge scenic artist
Carola Gonzalez .... set dresser: Puerto Rico (as Gonzalez)
Paul W. Gorfine .... standby camera scenic
Bill Gregory .... construction carpenter
Joanna Hartell .... leadperson
Gavin A. Holmes .... construction carpenter
Harold Horn .... construction foreman
Roberto Jiménez .... shop gaffer (as Roberto Jimenez)
Henry Kaplan .... set dressing foreman
Steve Lynch .... construction grip
Daniel E. Mahon .... set dresser
Gary S. May .... scenic artist (as Gary Man)
Fausto Montero .... set dresser: Puerto Rico
Richard Moran .... construction stage assistant
Xavier A. Munoz-Torres .... set dresser: Puerto Rico
Wilhem Perez .... set dresser: Puerto Rico
Ralph Perri .... best boy construction grip
Igor Potashanik .... construction grip (as Igor Potashnik)
Charles Kevin Quick .... set dresser: Washington D.C. (as Charles K. Quick)
David Robinson .... assistant art director
Immer Rodriguez .... set dresser: Puerto Rico
Juan O. Rodroguez .... on-set dresser: Puerto Rico
Jeffrey Rollins .... on-set dresser (as Jeffrey S. Rollins)
Glenda Rosa .... set dresser: Puerto Rico
Paul Rovira .... construction carpenter
Pierre Rovira .... construction coordinator
Lisa Rutledge .... set dressing shop person
Gene Spiotta .... construction carpenter (as Eugene Spiotta)
Jelmer Steenhuig .... construction carpenter
Keith Steinberg .... construction grip
Larry Steinberg .... key construction grip (as Lawrence Steinberg)
Richard Suffern .... best boy construction grip (as Rich Suffern)
Rodian Tikhomirov .... scenic artist
Guifre Tort Ortiz .... scenic painter: Puerto Rico (as Guifre Tort)
James Whelan .... set dresser
Gregory Williams .... scenic artist
Dan Yusupov .... scenic artist
Brianne Zulauf .... assistant art department coordinator
Brian Buteau .... set dresser (uncredited)
Lisa Kent .... set buyer (uncredited)
Eugene Paul Lynch .... key construction electric (uncredited)
Hollywood Nick Pagani .... picture car coordinator (uncredited)
Mary Prlain .... set dresser (uncredited)
Kevin L. Raper .... graphic artist (uncredited)
Justin Rhatigan .... set dresser (uncredited)
Mick Rossman .... scenic (uncredited)
Patrick Stegall .... shop production assistant (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Allan Byer .... sound mixer
Robert Fernandez .... re-recording mixer
Lawrence Herman .... apprentice sound editor
Kenton Jakub .... adr editor
Dan Korintus .... dialogue editor
Brian Langman .... re-recording mixer
Brian Langman .... supervising sound editor
Allen Lau .... assistant sound editor
Eliza Paley .... dialogue editor
Mike Poppleton .... additional sound editor
Paul Pouthier .... second boom operator
Manuel Reyes .... cableperson: Puerto Rico
Stuart Stanley .... sound effects editor
Jeffrey Stern .... foley editor
Bill Sweeney .... supervising dialogue editor (as William Sweeney)
Alfredo Viteri .... boom operator
Ryan Collison .... foley engineer (uncredited)
Kay Denmark .... adr boom (uncredited)
Dror Gescheit .... re-recordist (uncredited)
Jay Peck .... foley artist (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Drew Jiritano .... special effects coordinator
Marc Fogel .... photo effects (uncredited)
Neil Ruddy .... special effects (uncredited)
Andrea Swistak .... special effects technician (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Jamie Baxter .... matte painter: Custom Film Effects
Ryan Beadle .... io: Custom Film Effects
Steve Caldwell .... digital compositor: Custom Film Effects
Samuel M. Dabbs .... dustbust: Custom Film Effects
Dennis Dorney .... digital editorial: Custom Film Effects
Mark Dornfeld .... visual effects supervisor: Custom Film Effects
Syd Dutton .... additional visual effects: Illusion Arts
Michele Ferrone .... visual effects producer: Custom Film Effects
Adam Gass .... digital editorial: Custom Film Effects
R.J. Harbour .... digital compositor: Custom Film Effects (as RJ Harbour)
Shaina Holmes .... digital compositor: Custom Film Effects
Shaina Holmes .... digital coordinator: Custom Film Effects
Nicholas Kim .... digital compositor: Custom Film Effects
Jeremy Lang .... head of technology: Custom Film Effects
Chris MacKenzie .... digital opticals: Efilm - Toronto (as Chris McKenzie)
Lori C. Miller .... digital compositor: Custom Film Effects (as Lori Miller)
Lillani E. Moran .... visual effects coordinator: Custom Film Effects
L. Elizabeth Powers .... lead compositor: Custom Film Effects (as Laurie Powers)
Mark Sawicki .... digital compositor: Custom Film Effects
Bill Taylor .... additional visual effects: Illusion Arts
Amani Williams .... digital compositor: Custom Film Effects
Motassem Younes .... digital opticals: Efilm - Toronto
Don Canfield .... motion control operator (uncredited)
Bernadette Couture .... dustbuster (uncredited)
Mark Kenaston .... digital artist (uncredited)
Mary E. Manning .... 3D artist (uncredited)
Robert Scifo .... matte artist (uncredited)
David S. Williams Jr. .... lead compositor (uncredited)
 
Stunts
John Copeman .... stunts
David Shumbris .... stunts
Derrick Simmons .... stunts
Manny Siverio .... stunt coordinator
Gene Harrison .... additional stunt coordinator (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Mariel Acevedo .... grip: Puerto Rico
Nick Aiello .... gaffer: Indio
Robert M. Andres .... key grip (as Bob Andres)
Will Arnot .... camera operator: "a" camera
Will Arnot .... steadicam operator
Alison Barton .... grip
Sajid Berrios .... grip: Puerto Rico
Kenny Burke .... key rigging grip (as Kenneth Burke)
Tony Campenni .... dolly grip: "a" camera
Chris Cenatiempo .... second assistant camera: Puerto Rico (as Christopher Cenatiempo)
Leslie Colombani .... electric: Puerto Rico
Francisco Cordero .... electric: Puerto Rico
Kathleen Corgan .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Armando Cruz .... aerial camera assistant: Puerto Rico
Ramón Cuadrado .... grip: Puerto Rico (as Ramon Cuadrado)
Benjamin D'Andrea .... grip
Jeremiah Dalton .... dolly grip: "b" camera
Derin Dobra .... camera production assistant: Indio
Jerry Encarnacion .... electric: Puerto Rico
Alan Feshold .... grip: Puerto Rico (as Alan Feschold)
Morris Flam .... gaffer (as Mo Flam)
Jason Foster .... second assistant camera: Washington D.C. (as Jason 'Enforcer' Foster)
Samuel G. Friedman .... electric
Jim Galvin .... lighting board operator
Milton Graña .... aerial director of photography: Puerto Rico (as Milton Grana)
Dennis Green .... 24 frame playback
Brian Heller .... aerial camera operator: aerial unit
Joel Holland .... video assist
Thomas Jirgal .... rigging grip
Anne Joyce .... still photographer: Puerto Rico
Michael Krebs .... first assistant camera: Washington D.C. (as Mike Krebs)
Kurt Lennig .... key rigging electric
Clay Liversidge .... key rigging electric
Chris Lombardi .... director of photography: Indio (as Cris Lombardi)
Chris Lombardozzi .... electric
Angel D. Lopez Jr. .... electric: Puerto Rico
Jorge Loubriel .... grip: Puerto Rico
Martin Lowry .... best boy rigging grip
Bill-Brady Majors .... key grip: Indio (as Brady Majors)
Bobby Mancuso .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Sean McCardell .... electric
Jim McConkey .... camera operator: "a" camera
Jim McConkey .... steadicam operator
Larry McConkey .... camera operator: Puerto Rico
Luis Alfredo Montero .... grip: Puerto Rico
Felix Nunez .... electric: Puerto Rico
Raymond Orraca .... electric: Puerto Rico
Anibal Pabon .... grip: Puerto Rico
Gabriel Padilla .... electric: Puerto Rico
Rocco Palmieri .... best boy electric
John Panuccio .... key rigging grip (as Jack Panuccio)
Lance E. Phox .... best boy rigging electric
George Potter .... generator operator
Carrie Rees .... camera loader
Ken Regan .... stills photographer
Jacinto Reyes .... electric: Puerto Rico
Luis E. 'Wichi' Rivera .... grip: Puerto Rico
Bill H. Roberts Jr. .... first assistant camera: Indio (as Bill Roberts)
Dave Rudolph .... best boy rigging electric (as David Rudolph)
Richard Rutkowski .... director of photography: Washington D.C.
Roxanna Santiago .... loader: Puerto Rico (as Roxana Santiago)
Chris Scarfi .... rigging electric (as Christopher Scarfi)
Lowell Schulman .... generator operator
Chris Silano .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Chris Skutch .... best boy grip
Josh Spring .... key grip: Washington D.C.
Susan Starr .... camera operator: "b" camera
Patrick Taistra .... rigging grip (as Patrick J. Taistra)
Scott Tinsley .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Joseph Trammell .... 24 frame playback (as Joe Trammell)
Mark van Rossen .... electric (as Mark C. Van Rossen)
Ramón Vázquez .... electric: Puerto Rico
Richard Yacuk .... best boy rigging grip (as Rich Yacuk)
Chris Drechsler .... electrician (uncredited)
Jeffrey A. Eplett .... electrician (uncredited)
Jeffrey A. Eplett .... rigging electrician (uncredited)
Glenn Fishel .... grip (uncredited)
Michael N. Green .... rigging electrician (uncredited)
Scott Maher .... electrician (uncredited)
Thomas McGrath Woods .... grip (uncredited)
Justin Panzanaro .... grip (uncredited)
David Taylor .... grip (uncredited)
Joshua Van Praag .... electrician (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Rori Bergman .... casting assistant
Meredith Jacobson .... extras casting: Amerifilm Casting Inc. (as Meredith Jacobson Marciano)
Suzanne Roberts .... extras casting assistant
Zoraida Sanjurjo López .... extras casting: Puerto Rico (as Zoraida Sanjurjo)
Laura Verbeke .... extras casting associate
Chris Bustard .... additional casting (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Michael Adkins .... wardrobe supervisor
Ariel Bowman .... wardrobe production assistant
Tommy Boyer .... costumer: Richard Gere
Joanna Brett .... assistant costume designer
Meredith Driscoll .... key set costumer
Jill Graves Power .... shop costumer (as Jill Graves)
Debbie Lucas .... costume shop supervisor
Milagro Nuñez .... wardrobe: Puerto Rico (as Milagroz Nunez)
Ellen Sara Popiel .... wardrobe supervisor: Washington D.C.
Orson Rodriguez .... wardrobe production assistant: Puerto Rico
Thomas M. Smalley .... wardrobe production assistant (as Thomas Smalley)
Mari Socorro Pérez .... wardrobe: Puerto Rico (as Maria Socorro Perez)
Hartsell Taylor .... wardrobe supervisor
Stephanie Biear .... seamstress (uncredited)
Debbe DuPerrieu .... additional set costumer (uncredited)
Rhonney Greene .... additional costumer (uncredited)
Crystal Thompson .... seamstress (uncredited)
Clifford Wray .... wardrobe assistant (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Ernest Leif Boyd .... apprentice editor (as Ernest Boyd)
Jennifer Godin .... post-production coordinator: Yari Film Group (as Jenn Godin)
Ben Gold .... associate editor
Ann Gray .... post-production coordinator
Nick Iannelli .... digital intermediate producer: Efilm - Toronto
Tom Mayclim .... negative cutter
Dave Muscat .... digital intermediate editor: Efilm - Toronto
John Portnoy .... post production executive: Yari Film Group
Chris Wallace .... supervising digital colorist: Efilm - Toronto
Brian Boyd .... colorist (uncredited)
Tim Hedden .... colorist: dailies (uncredited)
Ken Rubenfeld .... colorist: dailies (uncredited)
Ira Schweitzer .... colorist: high definition dailies (uncredited)
Charlie Wiel .... post-production coordinator (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Carter Burwell .... conductor
Carter Burwell .... orchestrator
Keith Carlock .... musician: drums
Michael Farrow .... music engineer
Tony Finno .... music copyist
Hearn Gadbois .... musician: percussion
James Genus .... musician: bass
Richard Glasser .... music executive: Yari Film Group
Matt Havron .... music coordinator
Bashiri Johnson .... musician: percussion
Todd Kasow .... music editor
William Mays .... musician: keyboards (as Bill Mays)
Tracy McKnight .... music supervisor
John Palatucci .... musician: bass
Sandra Park .... music contractor
Dean Parker .... music production manager
Larry Saltzman .... musician: guitar
David Torn .... musician: guitar
E. Gedney Webb .... music editor (as Gedney Webb)
 
Transportation Department
Maurice Fitzgerald .... transportation captain (as Maurice 'Mo' Fitsgerald)
Billy Kane .... transportation coordinator: Indio
Josiuan Rojas .... transportation manager: Puerto Rico
Nelson C. Wright Jr. .... picture car coordinator: Washington D.C.
Gilbert Young .... transportation captain: Washington D.C.
John 'Detroit' White .... transportation (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Robert Andres .... production intern (as Bobby Andres)
Frank Angelcyk .... production intern
Chris Angelich .... stock footage and photography provided by
Jose Arribas .... set production assistant: Puerto Rico
Laura Atkins .... post production accountant: Post Accountants Inc.
Michael Bartol .... assistant: Mr. Katagas
Joseph Battaglia .... double: Alfred Molina, Indio
Anthony Beaudoin .... bank financing provided by: Bank of Ireland (as Tony Beaudoin)
Francisco Beltran .... craft service: {uerto Rico
Annie Benedict .... production assistant: Indio
Rebecca Bernard .... production intern
Alejandro Berríos .... set production assistant: Puerto Rico (as Alex Berrios)
Ricardo L Betancourt .... set production assistant: Puerto Rico (as Ricardo Betancourt)
Kevin Black .... second assistant accountant
Christina Born .... insurance provided by: Aon/Albert G. Ruben Insurance Services
Dennis Brown .... chief financial officer: Yari Film Group
John Burke .... production finance counsel: Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld (as John Burke Esq.)
Claudia Calderon .... set production assistant: Puerto Rico
Paola Cambo .... assistant location manager: Puerto Rico
Jim Campolongo .... assistant: Ms. Beers
Jorge Carangui .... assistant chef
Yasiri Castro .... office production assistant: Puerto Rico
Al Cerullo .... helicopter pilot: aerial unit
Wayne Cerullo .... ground coordinator: aerial unit
Amy R. Chaudry .... set production assistant: Washington D.C.
Sam Chwat .... dialect coach
J. Chan Claggett .... location manager: Washington D.C.
Wendy Cohen .... product placement and clearances: Production Resources
John Comer .... security guard
Soraya Cosme .... office production assistant: Puerto Rico (as Soraya Cosme-Duran)
Kathy Cossu .... medic
Jen Cox .... production accountant: Puerto Rico
Chris Coyne .... location assistant
Sarah Crofts .... location assistant (as Sarah Beth Crofts)
Betsy Davis .... production secretary
Michael DeChant .... set production assistant: Washington D.C. (as Mike Dechant)
Matt Devine .... office production assistant
Thomas Digirolomo .... office production assistant (as Thomas M. Digirolomo)
Juan P. Dominiquez .... location assistant: Puerto Rico
Dommicci .... caterer: Puerto Rico
Kat Donahue .... location coordinator
Alexandra Dorian .... production intern
Philip Douglas .... set production assistant
Lou Elissalde .... production intern
James H. Fitzgerald .... set production assistant
Lauren Fritz .... location scout
Viviana Fusaro .... set production assistant: Puerto Rico
Ivette García Dávila .... set production assistant: Puerto Rico (as Ivette Garcia)
Melissa Gelernter .... assistant production coordinator
Kelli Gillam .... post production accountant: Post Accountants Inc.
Carlos Gonzalez Rosado .... set production assistant: Puerto Rico
David Gonzalez .... assistant location manager: Puerto Rico
Kevin Asher Green .... office production assistant
Kevin Asher Green .... set production assistant: Washington D.C.
Lauren Guilmartin .... set production assistant (as Lauren Kells Guilmartin)
Gary Dean Hadlock .... double: Richard Gere, Indio
Andrea Hanson .... assistant: Mr. Yari
Michael Hekmat .... set production assistant
Amanda Hernandez .... assistant: Mr. Maurer
Ángel Hernández .... craft service: Puerto Rico (as Angel D. Hernandez)
Meredith Hudson .... production intern
Mary A. Kelly .... script supervisor (as Mary Kelly)
Bonnie Kingsley .... production coordinator: Washington D.C. (as Bonnie Kinsley)
Laine R. Kline .... business & legal affairs executive: Yari Film Group (as Laine Kline)
Lisa Kussell .... unit publicist: BWR Public Relations
Roy Leshchiner .... set production assistant: Washington D.C.
Lindsey Liberatore .... assistant: Mr. Gordon
Ronald Licciardi .... security guard
Mary Llenza .... caterer: Puerto Rico
Gabrielle Mahon .... production coordinator
Jennifer Mancino .... assistant: Mr. Gordon (as Jenny Mancino)
Chris Marsh .... assistant location manager (as Christopher J. Marsh)
Roxanne Mayweather .... research: stock footage, Searchworks
Alfredo Melendez .... location assistant: Puerto Rico
Ramiro Millan .... set production assistant: Puerto Rico
Lila Mirochin .... assistant: Mr. Hallstrom
Spencer Mondshein .... office production assistant
Susan Muir .... completion bond provided by: Film Finances Inc.
Jeannice Mustafa .... set production assistant: Puerto Rico (as Jeannice Mustafa Lopez)
Mariella Navarro .... production coordinator: Puerto Rico
Andrew Nicoll .... office production assistant
Buckley Norris .... insurance provided by: Aon/Albert G. Ruben Insurance Services
Danny O'Brien .... location assistant
Amy O'Bryne .... set production assistant: Washington D.C.
James O'Connell .... security: Mr. Gere, O'Connell Consulting Group
Casey O'Donnell .... set production assistant
Spencer Parker .... key set production assistant: Washington D.C.
Derek Pastures .... parking coordinator
Currie Person .... location assistant
Andrew Poppoon .... production assistant: location unit
Tori Preston .... assistant: Ms. Holleran
Henry Previl .... chef
Jimmy Price .... location scout (as Jim Price)
Peggy Pridemore .... location manager: Washington D.C.
F. Auguste Rahmberg .... set production assistant (as Auguste Rahmberg)
Manuel Ramos .... assistant chef
Vivian Rebella .... location scout: Puerto Rico
Michelle Reed .... assistant to chief operating officer: Yari Film Group
Cristina Rivera .... production intern: Puerto Rico
Lorraine Rodriguez-Reyes .... set production assistant: Puerto Rico (as Lorraine Rodriguez)
Marissa Roman .... production finance counsel: Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld (as Marissa Roman Esq.)
Gabriel Rosario .... set production assistant: Puerto Rico
Jarin Rossiter .... assistant: Mr. Stutz, Yari Film Group
Ruben D. Ruiz .... location assistant: Puerto Rico
J. Max Ruschak .... first assistant accountant
Kathi Scharer .... production accountant
Allyson Seeger .... assistant: Mr. Gordon
William Sepulveda .... craft service: McKenna Brothers Kraft Service
Edith Sommer .... provider: Edith Irving artwork
Bernd Stephan .... financial executive: Yari Film Group
Shelly Strong .... production executive: Yari Film Group
Daniel Stutz .... business & legal affairs executive: Yari Film Group
Rebecca Tantalo .... production finance counsel: Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld (as Rebecca Tantalo Esq.)
Josias Tapia .... location manager: Puerto Rico
Federico Torres Estrada .... craft service: Puerto Rico
Rosa Torres-Gotay .... assistant production coordinator: Puerto Rico
Greg Trattner .... completion bond provided by: Film Finances Inc. (as Gregory Trattner)
Omar Vaid .... production intern
Gayle Vangrofsky .... location manager
Maria Vazquez .... caterer: Puerto Rico
Eva Vedock .... craft service: McKenna Brothers Kraft Service
Christian Vendetti .... set production assistant (as Chris Vendetti)
Ivan Vincenty .... paramedic: Puerto Rico
Alex Vonhungen .... assistant: Mr. Kline, Yari Film Group
Brendan Walsh .... key set production assistant
Ian Watermeier .... staff coordinator: Yari Film Group
Taj Whitesell .... production intern
Russell Zapata .... office production assistant
Dianne Zaremba .... stand-in: Hope Davis
Rob Zorcik .... accounting production assistant
Rob Zorcik .... clerk
Joanna Zorick .... payroll accountant (as Joanne Zorcik)
Michael Altman .... production assistant (uncredited)
Karlena Barbosa .... production assistant (uncredited)
Tricia Brouk .... choreographer (uncredited)
Jason Buim .... production assistant (uncredited)
Max A. Butler .... additional set production assistant (uncredited)
Jeff Chena .... stand-in: Mr. Gere (uncredited)
David Scott Faris .... additional production assistant (uncredited)
McCord Fitzsimmons .... additional video technician (uncredited)
Lowell Freedman .... set production assistant (uncredited)
Harry Lapham .... production assistant (uncredited)
Michael J. Linowes .... legal counsel (uncredited)
Robert Lopez .... additional production assistant (uncredited)
Sean Oliver .... adr loop group (uncredited)
Whitney Rank .... production assistant (uncredited)
Christina I. Rodriguez .... production assistant (uncredited)
Nina Saxon .... title designer (uncredited)
Bill Timoney .... adr voice group (uncredited)
Dana Wilkey .... product placement (uncredited)
Tim Wilson .... stand-in: David Aaron Baker (uncredited)
Christa Zofcin .... business affairs executive (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Bobby Baker Burrows .... the producers wish to thank for their assistance
Wayne Federman .... the producers wish to thank for their assistance
Barry D. Maurer .... the producers wish to thank for their assistance
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Richard Gere appears with the real Nina van Pallandt (played here by Julie Delpy) in American Gigolo (1980).See more »
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Continuity: The sun/shadows on the McGraw-Hill roof change radically between shots of the people on the roof and the shots of Irving and Andrea on the roof.See more »
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Clifford Irving:Bumped by this adolescent coffee boy. My lit professor at Cornell compared me to Hemingway! The middle of my life is at hand, and I don't have a couch.
Dick Suskind:Think about this: Henry Miller was 38-years-old, unpublished. His wife left him for a lesbian.
Clifford Irving:You're kind to tell me that, Dick. You're a very good man. You're a good friend. Need a loan?
Dick Suskind:Always.
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48 out of 61 people found the following review useful.
Enjoyable "True Crime" Farce, 15 April 2007
Author: David H. Schleicher from New Jersey, USA

"The Hoax" is a rollicking good time at the movies. It's a strongly written, competently directed, and well acted character study of a pathological liar, Clifford Irving. This amazing true story details the complex hoax staged by Irving, a man who in the 1970's fooled a major publisher and LIFE magazine into thinking he was writing an authorized biography of Howard Hughes. Most of the fun emerges from the extreme lengths Irving (Richard Gere) and his best friend and partner (Alfred Molina) go to pull off the hair-brained scheme. The more outrageous the lies they concoct, the more believable they become and the more money gets thrown at them.

Richard Gere has never been that good of an actor, but he's always had an arrogant charm that makes him oddly likable, and he uses that to its full extent in what is probably his most mature performance here as Clifford Irving, a arrogantly likable and charming liar. He's surrounded by a fantastic supporting cast in Alfred Molina (as his sympathetic and often comical side-kick), Marcia Gay Harden (donning blonde hair and a European accent as his long-suffering but eager to con wife), and Hope Davis (playing his publishing industry connection). Davis probably gets the best line in the film when she says to a coworker who unwittingly foils a "staged" face-to-face meeting with Hughes, "Pray that you drop dead."

The film starts slowly and plays things for "winks and laughs" and light drama. It gets slightly bogged down in the final act as the hoax crumbles under its own preposterous weight and some scenes get heavy on the melodrama. There's also some wishy-washy "conspiracy" theories floating around about the Nixon administration and Howard Hughes that maybe somewhat true, but might be another figment of Irving's fanciful imagination as this is based on his "memoirs" of the events.

These few flaws, however, don't sink the ship as the playful cast and sure-handed direction from Lasse Hallstrom (in what his probably his best work since "Cider House Rules") keep the hoax firmly afloat. What the film ultimately excels in is the connections it makes with Irving's pathological personality (that ultimately leads to severe paranoia and delusions of grandeur), the paranoia of the Nixon administration (that mirrors nicely the modern Bush administration), and the alleged over-the-top eccentricities of the infamous Howard Hughes. In his mind Irving intertwines himself with these two powerful and tragic men. The film highlights how Irving saw himself and Hughes as smooth-talking, larcenous megalomaniacs, and truly believed he was going to be a major player in world history with the take down of Nixon even though he never had direct contact with either man and based his story on gossip, hearsay, and innuendos. It's really not much of a stretch to imagine Hughes bribing Nixon and wielding power like the wizard behind the curtain in Oz, and it makes for a well told tale. Whether we believe the story ultimately lies in how much power we allow each of these men to have. In his image, Irving thought Hughes held power over everyone, and for Irving, his tiny part in all that was the greatest story of all.

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