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Director:
Writers:
Etgar Keret (short story "Kneller's Happy Campers")
Goran Dukic (screenplay)
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Release Date:
2 November 2007 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Life is a trip, but the afterlife is one hell of a ride. See more »
Plot:
A film set in a strange afterlife way station that has been reserved for people who have committed suicide. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
8 wins & 6 nominations See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Patrick Fugit ... Zia

Shannyn Sossamon ... Mikal

Shea Whigham ... Eugene

Leslie Bibb ... Desiree

Mark Boone Junior ... Mike (as Mark Boone Jr.)

Abraham Benrubi ... Erik

Cameron Bowen ... Kostya
Mikal P. Lazarev ... Nanuk

Clayne Crawford ... Jim

Tom Waits ... Kneller

Chase Ellison ... Kid Kostya

John Hawkes ... Yan

Will Arnett ... Messiah

Adam Gifford ... Gas Station Attendant (as Adam G.)

Mary Pat Gleason ... Eugene's Mother
Aaron Parker Mouser ... Max (as Aaron Mouser)

Nick Offerman ... Cop
Anatol Rezmeritza ... Eugene's Father

Sarah Roemer ... Rachel

Amy Seimetz ... Nina

Azura Skye ... Tania
Sharone Meir ... Doctor (as Sharon Meir)
Jonathan Alberts ... Funeral Attendant
Michael Brodersen ... Funeral Attendant (as Mike Brodersen)
John Brookbank ... Funeral Attendant
Chris Coen ... Funeral Attendant
Erica Nicotra ... Funeral Attendant
Alexis Spraic ... Funeral Attendant

Anthony Azizi ... Hassan

Azazel Jacobs ... Kamakaze Pizza Patron
David Baum ... Eugene's Band
Nicki Nevlin ... Eugene's Band
Emily Yanez ... Eugene's Band
Alicia Warrington ... Eugene's Band
Rob Hall ... Eugene's Band
James Fraijo ... Man in White (as James Fraigo)
Reedy Gibbs ... Max's Teacher

Nils Allen Stewart ... Messiah Bodyguard (as Nils Stewart)

Brian David ... Messiah Double

Jakub Dolezal ... Messiah Double (as Jacob Dolezal)

Bonnie Aarons ... Messiah Worshipper

Goran Dukic ... People in Charge (P.I.C.)

Ernst Gossner ... People in Charge (P.I.C.)

Chris Hanley ... People in Charge (P.I.C.)
Ava Metz ... People in Charge (P.I.C.)
Wilbur Schwartz ... People in Charge (P.I.C.) (as Dr. Wilbur Schwartz)

Greg Harris ... Pizza Delivery Guy (as Zia Harris)
Marlon Mark ... Soldier
Peter Wulff ... Soldier

Irwin Keyes ... Stiff Drinks Bartender
Bridget Powers ... Stripper (as Bridget Powerz)
Rachel Stolte ... Stripper
Jonathan Schwartz ... Train Conductor
Shay Morgan Brook ... Train Passenger

Jazzmun ... Transvestite
George Weiss Vando ... Tranvestite
Vicky Reineger ... Vicky
Mark Fredrichs ... Zia's Father

Julia Sanford ... Zia's Mother (as Julie Sanford)
Foxie ... Freddy the Dog
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Lonnie Beard ... Bartender (uncredited)

Jake Busey ... Brian (uncredited)

Troy DeWalt ... People in Charge (P.I.C.) (uncredited)

Mark Edward Smith ... Policeman (uncredited)

Eddie Steeples ... Josh (uncredited)

Directed by
Goran Dukic 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Goran Dukic  screenplay
Etgar Keret  short story "Kneller's Happy Campers"

Produced by
Charles Arthur Berg .... line producer (as Charles Berg)
Chris Coen .... producer
Tatiana Kelly .... producer
Mikal P. Lazarev .... producer
Jonathan Schwartz .... executive producer
Linda Sena .... associate producer
Adam Sherman .... producer
Chapin Wilson .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
Bobby Johnston 
 
Cinematography by
Vanja Cernjul (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Jonathan Alberts 
 
Casting by
Shannon Makhanian 
 
Production Design by
Linda Sena 
 
Set Decoration by
Julie Ochipinti 
 
Costume Design by
Erica Nicotra 
 
Makeup Department
Lysette Castellanos .... makeup artist
Mandi Crane .... key makeup artist (as Mandi Maugh)
Robert Hall .... special makeup designer: Almost Human
Debra Martinez .... makeup artist (as Debbie Martinez)
Sherri Simmons .... makeup department head
Sherri Simmons .... special makeup effects artist
Josh Hagen .... character designer (uncredited)
Debbie Mezera .... office manager: Almost Human, Inc. (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Michael Brodersen .... post-production supervisor (as Mike Brodersen)
Ric Smith .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Sam Epstein .... first assistant director
Sonja Langhorst .... second second assistant director
Mikal P. Lazarev .... second unit director
Irwin Miller .... first assistant director
James Roland .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
John Brookbank .... swing gang
Aurelie Comboul .... set dresser
Emily Douglas .... set dresser
Brandon Gonsalves .... swing gang
Charles Randolph .... props
Sam Rhymes .... props
Roger Shaide .... on-set dresser
Don Varley .... swing gang
Joseph Hui .... art department production assistant (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Lee Ascher .... sound mixer
Jesse Cairnie .... boom operator
Mariel Lohninger .... additional sound mixer (as Mariel Loninger)
Joe Milner .... sound re-recording mixer
Joe Milner .... supervising sound editor
Thomas O'Neil Younkman .... sound effects designer
Tim D. Lloyd .... additional production sound mixer (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Robert Garrigus .... special effects technician: West EFX
Joseph Jenkins .... special effects technician: West EFX
Bill Davis .... blood effects coordinator (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Courtney Andresen .... rotoscope artist: Max Ink Cafe
Courtney Andresen .... visual effects assistant: Max Ink Cafe
Pooch Behrens .... rotoscope artist: Max Ink Cafe
Sam Behrens .... digital artist: Max Ink Cafe
Jennifer Champagne .... compositor: Max Ink Cafe (as Jennifer A. Champagne)
Jennifer Champagne .... visual effects producer: Max Ink Cafe (as Jennifer A. Champagne)
Chris Dawson .... visual effects supervisor: Max Ink Cafe
Andrew Drazek .... visual effects coordinator: Max Ink Cafe
Lisa Lavender .... digital artist: Max Ink Cafe (as Lisa Lavendar)
Todd Sheridan Perry .... cg supervisor: Max Ink Cafe
Ruth Arnell .... cg assistant coordinator: Max Ink Cafe (uncredited)
David Booth .... film scanning and recording (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Matthew R. Anderson .... stunts
Troy DeWalt .... stunts
Maegan Stewart .... stunts
Nils Allen Stewart .... stunt coordinator (as Nils Stewart)
Chris Torres .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Michael Brodersen .... cinematographer: behind the scenes footage (as Mike Brodersen)
Michael Brodersen .... still photographer (as Mike Brodersen)
Sylvain D'Hautcourt .... camera operator: second unit
Sylvain D'Hautcourt .... still photographer: slide show
Nausheen Dadabhoy .... camera intern/loader
Alejandro Escoto .... second assistant camera
Willie Estrada .... first assistant camera (as Wilfredo Estrada)
Matthew Fabian .... grip swing
Josh Fritts .... additional second assistant camera
Patrick Fugit .... still photographer
Giolliosa Fuller .... still photographer
Kelly C. Gallamore .... electrician swing (as Kelly Gallamore)
Erik Gonzales .... electrician swing
Mike Horan .... key grip
Forest James .... still photographer
Anthony Jefferson .... electrician swing
Erica Kim .... electrician swing
King Lanaux .... best boy electric (as King W. Lanaux)
Mikal P. Lazarev .... still photographer: slide show
Sabyn Mayfield .... best boy grip
Ryan McCoy .... gaffer
Sharone Meir .... director of photography: second unit (as Sharon Meir)
David Newbert .... best boy grip
Stephen Olsen .... electrician swing (as Stephen Olson)
Andrey Prikazchikov .... key grip
Kara Rittenhouse .... additional second assistant camera (as Kara L. Rittenhouse)
Ari Schwartzman .... electrician swing (as Ari Shwartzman)
Kevin Sheedy .... grip swing
George Soto .... camera intern/loader
Burke Tackett .... best boy electric (as Tackett Burke)
James Troost .... additional gaffer
James Troost .... best boy electric
Michael Ursetta .... additional gaffer
Michael Ursetta .... electrician swing (as Mike Ursetta)
Pete Violanti .... grip swing
Ralph Walters .... key grip
Wei Wang .... additional first assistant camera
Alex Weiss .... camera assistant: second unit
Jim West .... electrician swing (as James West)
Matt Whitted .... best boy grip
Eric Felland .... lighting technician (uncredited)
Bill Persaud .... electrician (uncredited)
Jenny Quam .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Darryl Rue .... grip (uncredited)
Scott Yancey .... electrician (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Katie Piel .... casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Carla Biggert .... costume supervisor
 
Editorial Department
John Daro .... digital assembly editor
Gregory A. Kautz .... select transfers
Damien Somerset .... assistant editor
Alexis Spraic .... assistant editor
Max Stein .... first assistant editor
Kostas Theodosiou .... colorist
 
Music Department
Bobby Johnston .... musician
Robin Urdang .... music supervisor
 
Transportation Department
Matthew Ballard .... transportation coordinator (as Matt Ballard)
Shay Morgan Brook .... transportation captain
Chantal Filson .... driver
James Fraijo .... driver (as James Fraigo)
Mike Graves .... driver
Kanan Gubins .... driver
Lee Mayeux .... driver
Anton Petreccia .... driver
 
Other crew
Jonathan Alberts .... title designer
LaVonne Rae Andrews .... location scout
Shawn Attias .... production assistant
Carmen Betancourt .... location scout
Mandy Brown .... production intern
Joel Champagne .... office production assistant
Greg Ciani .... production assistant
Resa Congdon .... post-production accountant
Michael Delavallade .... production coordinator
Guy Flint .... studio teacher (as Flint Guy)
Evan Foster .... production intern
Rene Fresquez .... production assistant
Debbie Gonzalez .... craft service
Jonathan Gray .... legal services: Spinak & Gray
Melton Headley .... production assistant
Melanie Hillman .... location scout
Elizabeth Himelstein .... dialogue coach: Russian (as Liz Himmelstein)
David Hymer .... craft service
Ali Jazayeri .... vice president finance
Max Kosc .... production intern
Jason Michael Lopez .... assistant: Mr. Dukic (as Jason Lopez)
Larry Madill .... script supervisor
Marlon Mark .... production coordinator
Sue McGraw .... production accountant (as Crystal 'Sue' McGraw)
Jenna Minoli Hymanson .... production intern
Beth Multer .... script supervisor
Dannah Nayblat .... location scout
Dannah Nayblat .... translator (as Dannah Nayblatt)
Mary Qin .... cat handler
Mary Qin .... production intern
Irwin M. Rappaport .... legal services: distribution
Caroline Reiter .... location manager
Deanne Reynolds .... handler: Freddy
Georgina Riedel .... production coordinator (as Georgina Reidel)
Brad Salonen .... runner/production assistant
Linda Sena .... location manager
Kelley Sims .... post-production accountant
Sofia Strehlow .... production assistant
Lon Sunders .... set medic
Ivan Tsang .... key production intern
Corey Van Dyke .... location manager
Dacia van Veen .... production assistant
Larry Wines .... set security
Peter Wulff .... location scout
Ryan Young .... runner/production assistant (as Ryan Youn)
Ron Bissland .... additional script supervisor (uncredited)
Shelley Marie Brown .... promotions (uncredited)
Liz Graham .... additional script supervisor (uncredited)
Jonathan Gray .... production counsel (uncredited)
Steve Gurklys .... additional script supervisor (uncredited)
Greg Saraceno .... location manager (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Michael Almereyda .... special thanks
David Baum .... special thanks
Julie Carmen .... special thanks
Todd Graff .... special thanks
Ted Hope .... special thanks
Sharone Meir .... special thanks (as Sharon Meir)
Frank Pierson .... special thanks
Eddie Steeples .... special thanks
Jim Young .... special thanks
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Pizzeria Kamikaze" - International (English title) (informal title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for language and disturbing content involving suicide
Runtime:
88 min
Country:
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Color:
Aspect Ratio:
1.78 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
When Eugene kills himself on stage by pouring a beer onto his guitar, he is drinking "Dead Guy Ale", brewed by Rogue Brewing Company.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Kneller finds Mikal and Zia sleeping on the beach, we see a needle poking through Zia's shirt. In the next shot, the needle is gone. (A short scene of dialogue where Zia takes the needle out of his shirt was edited out.)See more »
Quotes:
Yan:They feed him t-bone steak and he refuses to come back.
Kneller:Freddy has been brainwashed.
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Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
Love SongSee more »

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50 out of 72 people found the following review useful.
fish and whale, 4 April 2006
Author: zab from United States

this is a must see picture. if you enjoyed Garden State then you will most definitely enjoy this. A movie that deals with life, and the appreciation of it all, even from a dead perspective in a creative way. a must see for Tom Waits Fans and recommended to anyone who's a sucker for a love story. The movie deals with what's at the core of a person. Cinematography that let's a viewer sink into the story, and laugh at what most would refer to as a "dark" or "sad" topic. With all that's going on in the world, it's about time that we start to realize that life is what we have, it's something valuable, that we have the choice to live, and can start living it any day. When Mikal says, "most of my friends were already half dead or dead anyways.", it does make you think and the movie pushes the idea it's never to late to start your life. The actors are all well picked for this movie, it seems as though they all move with ease together. You will leave the theater feeling not so much better about life, but with a smile on your face. You'll feel not a huge sigh of a relief, but a sigh of delight. Something about the movie made me remember time and time again that the purpose is to enjoy what you have, and to love without regret. It's a movie that makes you appreciate life from a new angle.

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