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In the Electric Mist -- While on an investigation into a series of grisly murders, veteran detective Dave Robicheaux (Jones) navigates his way through the Louisiana bayou and the dark, sultry world of New Orleans mobster "Baby Feet" Balboni (John Goodman).
In the Electric Mist -- A detective in the deep South is led into a series of surreal encounters with a troop of Confederate soldiers.
In the Electric Mist -- Academy Award winner Tommy Lee Jones leads an all-star cast in this psychological thriller based on the bestselling novel by James Lee Burke.
In the Electric Mist -- Press conference from the cast and crew of In the Electric Mist at the 2009 Berlin Film Festival.
In the Electric Mist -- Academy Award winner Tommy Lee Jones leads an all-star cast in this psychological thriller based on the bestselling novel by James Lee Burke.

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Director:
Writers (WGA):
Jerzy Kromolowski (screenplay) &
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Release Date:
15 April 2009 (France) See more »
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Tagline:
No one can escape the sins of the past.
Plot:
A detective in post-Katrina New Orleans has a series of surreal encounters with a troop of friendly Confederate soldiers while investigating serial killings of local prostitutes, a 1965 lynching, and corrupt local businessmen. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Tommy Lee nails the part See more (75 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Tommy Lee Jones ... Dave Robicheaux

John Goodman ... Julie 'Baby Feet' Balboni

Peter Sarsgaard ... Elrod Sykes

Mary Steenburgen ... Bootsie Robicheaux

Kelly Macdonald ... Kelly Drummond

Justina Machado ... Rosie Gomez

Ned Beatty ... Twinky LeMoyne

James Gammon ... Ben Hebert

Pruitt Taylor Vince ... Lou Girard

Levon Helm ... General John Bell Hood

Buddy Guy ... Sam 'Hogman' Patin

Julio Cedillo ... Cholo Manelli (as Julio Cesar Cedillo)
Bernard Hocke ... Murphy Doucet

John Sayles ... Michael Goldman

Gary Grubbs ... Sheriff
Walter Breaux ... Batist
Alana Locke ... Alafair Robicheaux

Adella Gautier ... Clothilde (Cleaning Woman)

Louis Herthum ... Doobie Patout

Ritchie Montgomery ... Club Leon Bartender
Tony Molina Jr. ... Adonis Brown

Randy Austin ... St. Clare Parish Deputy

Richard Andrew Jones ... Sollie Rothberg (as Richard Jones)

Andrea Frankle ... Margot
William Burton ... Thug #1

Rio Hackford ... Thug #2
Ryan Rilette ... Jimmie
Greg Guirard ... Old Cajun Fisherman
Cindy Blanchard ... Parole Officer
Sandra Leigh Babineaux ... Newspaper Clerk
Danny Grisaffe ... Uniformed Patrolman #1
Steve Broussard ... Mr. Trajan
John Wilmot ... Mr. Meaux

Richard Landry ... Photographer
Matt Naquin ... Waiter
Katie Tull ... Assistant (as Kathleen Tull)
Dennis Paul Williams ... Himself - Guitar
Herman Brown ... Himself - Drums
Robert Leblanc ... Himself - Bass
Mark A. Williams ... Himself - Rubboard
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Damon Lipari ... Stuntman

Nathan Williams ... Band Member 1 / Accordion

Samantha Beaulieu ... Amber (voice) (uncredited)

Allen Boudreaux ... Restaurant Patron (uncredited)
Zach Broussard ... Captain (uncredited)

Louis Dupuy ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Bria Hobgood ... Beautiful Girl at Party (uncredited)
Chukwuma Onwuchekwa ... Dewitt Prejean (uncredited)

Victoria Patenaude ... Homeless Drunk (uncredited)

Directed by
Bertrand Tavernier 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Jerzy Kromolowski (screenplay) &
Mary Olson-Kromolowski (screenplay)

James Lee Burke (novel "In the Electric Mist with Confederate Dead")

Produced by
Deborah Dobson Bach .... co-producer
Clelio Boccato .... associate producer
Frédéric Bourboulon .... producer
Michael Fitzgerald .... producer
Penelope Glass .... executive producer
John Hardy .... line producer
Gulnara Sarsenova .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Marco Beltrami 
 
Cinematography by
Bruno de Keyzer 
 
Film Editing by
Thierry Derocles (french version)
Larry Madaras 
Roberto Silvi 
 
Casting by
Lisa Mae Fincannon 
Jeanne McCarthy 
 
Production Design by
Merideth Boswell 
 
Art Direction by
Kelly Curley 
 
Set Decoration by
Elizabeth Keenan 
 
Costume Design by
Kathy Kiatta 
 
Makeup Department
Leo Corey Castellano .... prosthetic make up artist
Tarra D. Day .... makeup artist: Mr. Jones
Tarra D. Day .... makeup department head
Allison Gordin .... key makeup artist
Krystal Kershaw .... additional makeup artist
Darryl Lucas .... additional makeup
Yolanda Mercadel .... key hair stylist
Kellie Robinson .... makeup artist
Remi Savva .... makeup artist
Donna Spahn .... hair department head (as Donna Spahn-Jones)
 
Production Management
Olivier Gravenhorst .... post-production supervisor
John Hardy .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Phil Hardage .... first assistant director (as Philip Hardage)
Katie Tull .... second assistant director (as Kathleen Tull)
 
Art Department
Michael Calabrese .... leadman
John C. Cameron .... assistant property master
Monique Champagne .... set decoration buyer
Chris Clinton .... art department assistant
Peter Berchman Dehart .... graphic artist
Ryan Martin Dwyer .... set dresser
Jaime Fernandez .... on-set dresser
Virginia Fuselier .... buyer
Virginia Fuselier .... production assistant
Henry Hardy .... construction foreman
Sara L. Holman .... art department coordinator
Michael A. Johnson .... leadman (as Mike Johnson)
Rob Joy .... greensman
Dave Kelsey .... lead scenic
Dave Kelsey .... set designer
Alexander Lasseigne III .... set dresser (as Andy Alexander Lasseigne III)
Daniel A. Maes .... set dresser
Robert Miller .... propmaker (as Robert 'Possum' Miller)
Telly Lee Ordoyne .... paint foreman
John Patterson .... construction coordinator
Jason Perlander .... set dresser
John Seaborne .... propmaker
Keith Walters .... property master
 
Sound Department
Mark Allen .... sound effects editor
David Bach .... sound re-recording mixer
David Bach .... supervising sound editor
Tim Butler .... adr mixer: Chicago
Olivier Do Huu .... sound re-recording mixer (as Olivier Dô Hùu)
Ryan Farris .... utility sound
Alan Freedman .... adr mixer: Los Angeles (as Allen Freedman)
Brian Gallagher .... adr mixer: New York City
Weston Ganucheau .... adr mixer: New Orleans
Heather Gross .... sound effects editor
Catherine Harper .... foley artist
Keith Harter .... adr mixer: San Antonio
Randall L. Johnson .... boom operator (as Randy Johnson)
Tim LeBlanc .... sound re-recording mixer (as Timothy O. LeBlanc)
Paul Ledford .... production sound mixer
Darrin Mann .... foley mixer
Christopher Moriana .... foley artist (as Chris Moriana)
Bridget O'Driscoll .... supervising sound editor
Kira Roessler .... additional dialogue editor (as Kira)
Jack Saenz .... adr mixer: San Antonio
Maxime Saleix .... sound mix technician
Eric Thompson .... adr mixer: Los Angeles
Manuel Vidal .... dialogue editor
Trevor Ward .... dolby consultant
Clayton Weber .... supervising foley editor
Elmo Weber .... additional sound re-recording mixer
 
Special Effects by
Brian Bankston .... special effects technician (as Brian E. Bankston)
Stephen Bourgeois .... special effects co-coordinator
Bill Larson .... special effects foreman
Michael Nami Sr. .... special effects foreman (as Michael Nami)
David K. Nami .... special effects co-coordinator
Ian M. Stockstill .... special effects technician (as Ian Moses Stockstill)
Neil Stockstill .... special effects coordinator
Rebecca Walker .... special effects assistant (as Rebecca L. Walker)
 
Visual Effects by
Greg Cheng .... digital effects artist
Alan De Castro .... digital opticals (as Alan DeCastro)
Michael Degtjarewsky .... digital compositor
Emily Fenster .... visual effects associate producer
Chris Flynn .... digital compositor
David Geoghegan .... digital compositor
Stephen George Jr. .... i/o
Maureen Healy .... digital compositor (as Maureen Nixon)
Alicia Johnson .... visual effects coordinator
Jay Johnson .... title artist: lead
Patrick Keenan .... digital compositor
Rick Kim .... i/o
Cristian A. Kong .... digital opticals (as Cristian Kong)
Tom Lamb .... digital compositor
Ladd Lanford .... visual effects producer
Steve Langius .... i/o (as Steve Languis)
Miles Lauridsen .... digital opticals
Elodie Ly Tri .... retouch and restoration
John Marcos .... i/o (as John Morcos)
Jennifer Massetti .... title coordinator
Jenna Mateo .... digital opticals
Matt Melis .... digital opticals (as Matthew Melis)
Han Nguyen .... i/o
Jim O'Hagan .... digital compositor
Brent Parris .... title coordinator
Dolores Pope .... digital compositor
Tristan Rayos .... i/o
Orson Rheinfurth .... calibration: color
Blake Sloan .... software development
John Solis .... title graphics
David Sosalla .... visual effects supervisor
Rosanna Sumagaysay-Aouda .... i/o
David Santoyo .... digital i/o (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Billy Burton .... stunt coordinator
Louis Dupuy .... precision driver
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Rio Andre .... lighting technician
Michael Applebaum .... b camera director of photography
Kirk Bloom .... a camera second assistant
Chip Carey .... lighting technician
Buddy Carr .... dolly grip
Gilly Charbonnet .... key grip
Thomas E. Conrad .... video assistant engineer
Larry Cottrill .... balloon light operator
Ferdinand Duplantier Jr. .... rigging gaffer (as Ferd Duplantier Jr)
Albert Ferreira .... assistant chief lighting technician
Brad Garris .... lighting technician
Penelope Helmer .... camera loader
Daniel H. Jacobs .... rigging electrician (as Dan Jacobs)
Dawn Jones .... still photographer (as Dawn Laurel Jones)
Alan Keffer .... b camera first assistant
Ryan Lamy .... lighting technician
James Trapper McEvoy .... rigging grip: second company
Lee McLemore .... second company grip
Jonathan Morrill .... electrician
Scott Morrison .... lighting technician
Jay Murphy .... rigging electrician
Charlie Nauman .... second assistant camera: second unit
Paul Olinde .... chief lighting technician
Joseph Paolucci Jr. .... rigging best boy
Luke Porterfield .... company grip (as Lucas Porterfield)
Jonathan E. Robinson .... b camera second assistant
Jonathan E. Robinson .... film loader
Wells A. Smith .... key rigging grip
Chris Squires .... Steadicam operator
Chris Squires .... camera operator
Jonathan Stoll .... company grip (as Jonathan 'Ace' Stoll III)
Nathan Tape .... rigging electrician
Henry Tirl .... Steadicam operator
Henry Tirl .... camera operator: "a" camera
Robb W. Turner .... rigging electrician
Jeremy Webre .... company grip
Michael D. Weldon .... a camera first assistant
W.C. Whitesides .... video assistant engineer
Gerard Martin .... additional second assistant camera (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Nicole Abellera .... casting associate
Mae Chapman .... extras casting (as Mae Chapman Jason)
Shannon DeAntonio .... casting associate
Lisa Mae Fincannon .... location casting
Brinkley A. Maginnis .... extras casting
Pepper Morgan .... extras casting
Leslie Woo .... casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Claire Bergkamp .... uniform coordinator
Marcia Evers .... seamstress
Caryn Frankenfield .... costumer
Claire Hedlund .... costumer
Misti Moreaux .... costume production assistant
Leeann Radeka .... costume supervisor
Taylor Rierden .... costumer
Stephanie A. Steel .... key costumer
 
Editorial Department
Chris Addis .... dailies digitizing
Howard Baral .... post production: accounting
Sebastien Betsch .... dust busting
Cindy Bond .... digital intermediate producer
Anders Bramsen .... teaser editor
Yolanda Chavarria .... post production: accounting
Greg Cheng .... dust busting
Henry Cram .... dust busting
Johnny Santo Domingo .... dust busting
Dominique Donovan .... post production: accounting
Nathan R. Fitzgerald .... digital intermediate editor (as Nate Fitzgerald)
Maxine Gervais .... digital intermediate colorist
Margaret Gomollon .... post production: accounting
Bob Hart .... negative cutter
Claire Hawthorne .... post-production assistant (as Clare Hawthorne)
Andrea Hernandez .... dust busting
Alicia Johnson .... digital intermediate coordinator
David Kennedy .... digital intermediate color assist
Camille Langlais .... second assistant editor
Timothy D. McKeown .... post-production coordinator
Sylvie Petat .... assistant editor
Florent Retz .... first assistant editor (as Danny Retz)
Mark Sachen .... colorist: dailies
Aidan Stanford .... film color timer
Jesse Wagler .... digital intermediate editor: Pacific Title & Art Studio
Denise Woodgerd .... theatrical mastering specialist
 
Location Management
Michael Betz .... assistant location manager
Janet Faulk .... location assistant
Miles Hardy .... location assistant
George Herthel .... location manager
Ben C. Rosenthal .... location assistant
Valerie Ryan .... location assistant manager
 
Music Department
Michael K. Bauer .... music editor (as Mike Bauer)
William Boston .... orchestrator (as Bill Boston)
Johnny Caruso .... music editor
Charles Chandler .... musician: bass
Jim Dukey .... musician: baritone sax
David Farrell .... recording engineer: live audio
Clark Fobes .... musician: contra bass clarinet
Matt Franko .... music preparation
Rossano Galante .... orchestrator
David Greely .... music consultant: cajun music
Jo Ann Kane .... music preparation (as Joann Kane)
Janet Ketchum .... orchestra contractor
John Kurlander .... music recording engineer
John Kurlander .... score recorded and mixed by
Emil Miland .... musician: cello
Victor Pesavento .... music preparation
Dirk Powell .... musician: fiddle solos
Korey Richey .... assistant sound engineer: live audio
David Ridge .... musician: trombone
Jason Ruder .... music editor
Buck Sanders .... score co-producer
Josh Sarles .... music engineer
Ron Sfarzo .... musician: accordion
Jacqueline Simms .... music supervisor
Skywalker Symphony Orchestra .... orchestra
Kay Stern .... concert master
Anthony Striplen .... musician: clarinet (as Tony Striplen)
Andre Zweers .... music digital recordist
 
Transportation Department
Virgil Bienemy .... driver
Jimmie Bradford .... driver
Dennis G. Carter .... driver
Keith N. Collis .... driver co-captain
Don Courtney .... driver (as Donald Courtney)
Donald Coward .... driver
James Craig .... driver
Glenn Dephillips .... driver (as Glen E. Dephillips)
Monica W. Fuller .... driver (as Monica Williamson)
James A. Garig .... driver
Thirl Haston .... insert car driver (as Thirl Ray Haston)
Thirl Haston .... picture boat wrangler (as Thirl Ray Haston)
Rodney Holiday .... driver
Ray Holmes .... driver
Stevie Johnson .... driver
Tack Johnson .... driver
Jordy .... driver
Wyatt Drue Kay .... transportation captain
Rooster Layton .... driver
Sonny Messina .... transportation local captain
J.W. Milligan .... driver
Danny Mortenson .... transportation coordinator (as Dan Mortenson)
Bob Nelson .... driver
Possum .... driver
Jim Robin .... driver
Tony Robison .... driver
Paul Salard III .... production van driver
Cecil Smith .... driver
Robert Spitelera .... driver (as Robert 'Peewee' Spitelera)
Willie C. Stringer Jr. .... driver (as Willie 'Silkey Slim' Stringer Jr)
Davy Vance .... driver
Brian Walker .... driver
David Carlton White .... driver: honeywagon (as David C. White)
Jeff J. Williams .... security driver: cast
 
Other crew
Ron Alleman .... liaison: Iberia Parish Sheriff's Department (as Deputy Ron Alleman)
Morgan T. Bean .... set production assistant
James Bearb .... production assistant
Ken Beggs .... head animal trainer (as Ken Biggs)
Zach Broussard .... set production assistant (as Zachary Broussard)
Ruth Caffery .... staff assistant
Robert Carvajal .... stand-in
Charlotte Clark .... production office assistant
Bobbi Colorado .... animal coordinator
Nadia Costes .... assistant: to Mr. Tavernier
Brian Dallas .... craft service assistant
Crystal Dallas .... key craft service
Malcom M. Dienes .... auditor: Louisiana
Lela Doane .... first aid (as Lela Lavonne Doane)
Louis Dupuy .... stand-in
Laura Fearon .... payroll accountant
Brendan Fitzgerald .... epk
Mandy Mendoza Gagliardi .... counsel: Louisiana
Jeff Galpin .... animal wrangler: crabs
Laurent Gougneau .... chef
Michael Grigsby .... production accountant
Molly Harrison .... production assistant
Rodney Hess .... staff assistant
Tommy Hicks .... chef helper
Kendrick Hudson .... assistant production coordinator
Susan Jasso .... set production assistant (as Susana Jasso)
Ashley Kravitz .... rights clearances
Theresa Lacour .... liaison: Iberia Parish Sheriff's Department
Tiffani Landry .... set production assistant
Sue-Dee Lazzerini .... studio teacher
Shane Lindsey .... chef helper
Reginald Mack .... staff assistant
Wayne Douglas Morgan .... staff assistant
Wesley A. Oliver .... administrator: Javelina Film Company
Stacy Parker .... production coordinator
Stephanie Perrin .... accounting clerk
Robley Picard .... liaison: St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Department (as Lieutenant Robley Picard)
Jennalee Rhodes .... production assistant
Rip Russell .... first assistant accountant
Estelle Sanson .... administrator: Little Bear
Risa Schultz .... animal trainer
Gerald Scott .... liaison: Iberia Parish Sheriff's Department (as Lieutenant Gerald Scott)
Joanna Spears .... second assistant accountant
Samuel W. Sullivan .... script supervisor (as Sam Sullivan)
Cooper Thomson .... assistant: to Ms Glass
Truman Van Dyke .... insurance
Chris Welcker .... production office assistant
Kaysie Wilkinson .... set production assistant
 
Thanks
Darren Bourque .... the producers wish to thank: Iberia Parish Sheriff's Department (as Captain Darren bourque)
William K. Fontenot .... the producers wish to thank
Danette Fotie .... the producers wish to thank: the Holiday Inn at New Iberia
Sid Hebert .... the producers wish to thank: Iberia Parish Sheriff's Department (as Sheriff Sid Hebert)
Mitch Landrieu .... the producers wish to thank (as Lt. Governor Mitchell J. Landrieu)
David A. Naquin .... the producers wish to thank: St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Department (as Sheriff David A. Naquin)
Philippe Noiret .... dedicatee
Ann Savoy .... the producers wish to thank
Chris Stelly .... special thanks: to the Office of Entertainment Industry Development (as Christopher J. Stelly)
Ronny Theriot .... the producers wish to thank: St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Department (as Sheriff Ronny Theriot)
Mary Ellen Wilke .... the producers wish to thank: New Iberia Chamber of Commerce
Patty D. Williams .... the producers wish to thank: The Gouguenheim
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for violence, language and brief sexuality/nudity
Runtime:
Germany:117 min (Berlin International Film Festival) | USA:102 min (DVD)
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Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Australia:MA15+ (2009) | Germany:12 (DVD rating) | Netherlands:12 | New Zealand:R16 | Singapore:M18 | South Korea:15 | Sweden:15 | Switzerland:14 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:14 (canton of Vaud) | UK:15 | USA:R

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Levon Helm's last acting role.See more »
Goofs:
Audio/visual unsynchronized: When a caller hangs up on Dave's cell phone, you hear a dial tone. Cell phones do not have dial tones.See more »
Quotes:
[first Lines]
Dave Robicheaux:My name's Dave Robicheaux. I'm an alcoholic. Sometimes I'm tempted to have a drink. But I never do.
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Movie Connections:
Follows Heaven's Prisoners (1996)See more »
Soundtrack:
Damn Right, I've Got The BluesSee more »

FAQ

Was this movie adapted from a book?
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72 out of 83 people found the following review useful.
Tommy Lee nails the part, 8 March 2009
Author: warren-ripley from United States

Tommy Lee Jones has either read Burke's books or he is really that good. Unlike Alec Baldwin's Robicheaux in "Heaven's Prisoners" Jones has the complex nature of Robicheaux's personality down. Jones can deliver on the character's contrasting moods -- the sensitivity of his care for others versus the fire of his smoldering anger. Good flick. No stupid CGI tricks, no political correctness, just a good old fashioned crime mystery with a very riveting main character. There are some unresolved elements regarding the Goodman and Beatty parts but the dogged pursuit of the criminal element by Jones is worth the price of admission. I've read all of Burke's books and this is as close as anyone is going to get to myriad aspects of Dave Robicheaux's tortured soul. Burke fans disappointed by "Heaven's Prisoners" should see this one.

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