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Writers (WGA):
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Release Date:
19 September 2008 (Hong Kong) See more »
Based on a true story of love, victory and fermentation.
The story of the early days of California wine making featuring the now infamous, blind Paris wine tasting of 1976 that has come to be known as "Judgment of Paris". Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Pullman, Rickman, and Rodriguez are stellar. A nice break from all the summer action. See more (84 total) »


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Chris Pine ... Bo Barrett

Hal B. Klein ... Shenky

Alan Rickman ... Steven Spurrier

Jean-Michel Richaud ... Maitre d'

Dennis Farina ... Maurice Cantavale

Bill Pullman ... Jim Barrett
Kirk Baily ... Loan Officer

Freddy Rodríguez ... Gustavo Brambila (as Freddy Rodriguez)

Philippe Bergeron ... Pierre Tari

Rachael Taylor ... Sam Fulton
Louis Giambalvo ... George Taber

Greg Collins ... Trucker

Luis Saguar ... Man #1 (as Louis Saguar)
James Hiser ... Man #2

Geoff Callan ... Man #3

Eliza Dushku ... Joe

Miguel Sandoval ... Mr. Garcia
Marcia Firesten ... Karen Thompson

Matthew Kimbrough ... Michael Robbins

Laurie O'Brien ... Laura

Kathy McGraw ... Ms. Relyea

Joe Regalbuto ... Bill
Al Liner ... Hotel Clerk

Deborah O'Brien ... TWA Attendant
Brian Leonard ... Passenger #1

Karl-Heinz Teuber ... German Passenger
Maximilienne Ewalt ... Passenger #2
Frank Avila ... Field Hand

Bradley Whitford ... Professor Saunders

Richard Gross ... Lt. Randall

Mary Pat Gleason ... Marge
Valerie Long ... Vintner #2

James Carraway ... Vintner #3

Marian Filali ... Odette Kahn

Phillipe Simon ... Claude Dubois-Millot (as Philippe Simon)
André Tardieu ... Raymond Oliver (as Andre Tardieu)

J.P. Gillain ... Pierre Bréjoux (as Jean-Pierre Gillain)
Andre Mathieu ... Upscale Man

Jody Savin ... Upscale Woman

Mark Famiglietti ... Waiter

Randall Miller ... Patron
Roy Jimenez ... Shopkeeper
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Anita Argent ... French Wine Spectator (uncredited)

Amiée Conn ... Bo's Friend (uncredited)

John Crosthwaite ... Wine Spectator (uncredited)
Danielle Deffenbaugh ... French Pedestrian (uncredited)
Leslie Goodman ... Wine Tasting Spectator (uncredited)
John Harden ... French Judge (uncredited)
Arlo Hemphill ... French Waiter (uncredited)

Larry Kitagawa ... Country Club Member (uncredited)
Jay Krueger ... Winery Driver (uncredited)
Krystal Landrum ... TWA Ticket Agent (uncredited)

Justin Malachi ... Valet (uncredited)
Hugo Martinez ... Vinyard worker (uncredited)
James Olea ... Motorcycle Rebel (uncredited)
Alden Olmsted ... Hotel Patron (uncredited)

Montgomery Paulsen ... Store Patron (uncredited)
Jeff Redlick ... Pedestrian (uncredited)

James Rufini ... Winemaker (uncredited)

Anjuli Sanneman ... Girl Smoking Bong (uncredited)

Nathalie Tedrick ... College student (uncredited)
Scott Updegrave ... Attorney (uncredited)
Mario Vendetti ... Valet (uncredited)
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Directed by
Randall Miller 
Writing credits
Jody Savin (screenplay) &
Randall Miller (screenplay) and
Ross Schwartz (screenplay)

Ross Schwartz (story) &
Lannette Pabon (story) and
Jody Savin (story) &
Randall Miller (story)

Produced by
Robert Baizer .... executive producer
Erik Cleage .... executive producer
Joe Davis .... executive producer
Merv Davis .... executive producer
Elaine Dysinger .... co-producer
J. Todd Harris .... producer
Diane Jacobs .... executive producer
Art Klein .... executive producer
Brenda Lhormer .... producer
Marc Lhormer .... producer
Randall Miller .... producer
Jody Savin .... producer
Dan Schryer .... executive producer
Marc Toberoff .... producer
Original Music by
Mark Adler 
Cinematography by
Mike Ozier (director of photography) (as Michael J. Ozier)
Film Editing by
Randall Miller 
Dan O'Brien 
Casting by
Richard Pagano  (as Rick Pagano)
Production Design by
Craig Stearns 
Set Decoration by
Barbara Munch 
Costume Design by
Jillian Kreiner 
Makeup Department
Lynn Barber .... makeup department head
Aurora Bergere .... makeup artist
Robin Church .... key hair stylist
Debra Dietrich .... hair stylist
Nancy J. Hvasta Leonardi .... assistant makeup artist
Marie Larkin .... hair department head
Production Management
Elaine Dysinger .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Melissa V. Barnes .... first assistant director
Kevin Berlandi .... second assistant director (as Kevin Joseph Berlandi)
Brandy D. Pollard .... second second assistant director
Brian Relyea .... first assistant director (as Brian F. Relyea)
Art Department
Thomas A. Barone .... propmaker (as Thomas A. Barone)
Nate Belove .... on-set dresser
James Burke .... on-set dresser
Richard W. Clot .... construction coordinator
Kelly Crist .... propmaker carpenter
Mike Helbig .... on-set dresser
Patrick Ludden .... assistant property master
John Micheletos .... leadman
Joel Morgante .... propmaker carpenter (as Joel Morante)
Annie Mueller .... assistant property master
Gregory A. Nahem .... painter
George Reade .... propmaker
Anna Rogers .... assistant property master
Karen Sorum .... lead scenic
Chris Ubick .... property master
David Vernali .... propmaker
Louis Visco .... set dresser
Mark Warren .... set dresser
Sean Wright .... construction foreman: propmaker
Katherine Covell .... set decorating buyer (uncredited)
Jody Weisenfeld .... set dresser (uncredited)
Sound Department
Christopher Assells .... sound effects editor
Steve Bartkowicz .... sound re-recording engineer
Kevin Patrick Burns .... sound re-recording mixer
Brian Copenhagen .... boom operator
Ben Jezowski .... utility sound person
Jörg Klaussner .... dubbing mixer
Diane Marshall .... foley artist
David Stanke .... first assistant sound editor
Nelson Stoll .... production sound mixer
Tami Treadwell .... adr recordist
Karen Vassar Triest .... sound effects editor (as Karen Vassar)
Brett Voss .... foley mixer
Randolph Saucedo .... sound recordist (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Lisa Franklin .... special effects foreman
Tom Sindicich .... special effects coordinator
Todd D'Amario .... prop builder (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Regan Copeland .... digital intermediate editor
Rocky Capella .... stunt coordinator (as Rocky Cappella)
Camera and Electrical Department
Stewart D. Allen .... grip (as Stewart Allen)
Steve Bellen .... first assistant camera
Tim Bellen .... camera operator
Michael Best .... best boy grip
Ira Boyd .... gaffer
Stephen Buckingham .... first assistant camera
Gerardo Cabrera .... electrician
Ian Chriss .... grip
Evan Davies .... rigging grip
Bernie Demolski .... grip (as Richard Demolski)
Kenn Ferro .... Steadicam operator
T.S. Hale .... dolly grip
Paul Harris .... electrician
Chris Helcermanas-Benge .... still photographer
Mason Hersey .... first assistant camera
Kenneth 'Spike' Kirkland .... additional grip electric
Anne Lee .... second assistant camera
Darrell M. Lee .... grip
Phil Miller .... key grip
David Mong .... electrician
Jason Michael Noel .... electrician
Mario Signore .... camera operator
Caitlin Strom .... assistant camera
Terry Sullivan .... best boy electric
Beau Vaughan .... rigging key grip
Joe Victoria .... jib operator
Jeremy Wong .... camera loader
Casting Department
Cassandra Birdsall .... extras casting assistant
Russell Boast .... casting associate
Jenifer Coté .... extras casting
Lori Laube .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Allison E. Cohen .... truck costumer
Ashley Martin .... costume supervisor
Genevieve McCarty .... wardrobe assistant
Leah Standley .... costumer
Editorial Department
Cameron Arguelles .... film cutter
Eric McClain .... colorist
Bill Schultz .... digital intermediate executive
Walter Volpatto .... digital intermediate colorist
Music Department
Mark Adler .... conductor
Mark Adler .... orchestrator
Joanie Diener .... music editor
John Eidsvoog .... additional orchestrations
Julie Eidsvoog .... music preparation
Endre Granat .... concertmaster
Greg Hayes .... score recordist
Larry London .... musician: clarinet solos
David Low .... orchestra contractor
Brad Rosenberger .... music supervisor
Transportation Department
Michael Connor .... transportation dispatcher
Clark Dolan .... driver: honeywagon
Geno Hart .... transportation consultant
Tom Ingebertsen .... teamster
Zoa Keith .... transportation co-captain
Jay Krueger .... driver
Adam Pinkstaff .... transportation captain
Tim Schau .... driver
Eric Solmonson .... transportation co-captain
Jill Wattles .... driver (as Jill C. Wattles)
Other crew
Diana Argos .... assistant production coordinator
Rudy Asuncion .... production assistant
Lark Bernini .... production coordinator
Mark Bosia .... medic coordinator
Christian Butcher .... production assistant
Glynn Butterfield .... epk
James Chandler .... craft service
Alan Chu .... IT/telecom tech
Capella Fahoome .... publicity assistant
Jesse Gillingham .... location scouting
Jeffery Goddard .... advertising manager
Megan Goedewaagen .... production assistant
Antonio Grana .... key set production assistant
Daniel Gusman .... marketing and publicity: international sales
Nadine Jolson .... publicist
Michaela Jung .... translator
Paul Lavoie .... digital production manager
Max Leeds .... legal counsel: international sales
Marc Marcum .... production executive
Michelle Marzahn .... production executive
Genevieve McCarty .... production assistant
Cara Miller .... production assistant
Peter Moody .... key assistant location manager
Chris Munday .... location manager
Brian O'Shea .... world sales executive
Patricia Petersen .... production assistant
Sandy Reed .... craft service
Jessica Rew .... production assistant
Adam Sonnenfeld .... production assistant
Mitch Spacone .... system support: FotoKem
Silver Tree .... script supervisor
Timothy P. Tundel .... first assistant accountant
Oorala Yamada .... set production assistant
Dave Moorer .... set medic (uncredited)

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Rated PG-13 for brief strong language, some sexual content and a scene of drug use
110 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Montgomery Paulsen, who plays an uncredited role as the wine store patron, is a professional winemaker by trade.See more »
Anachronisms: Before the blind wine tasting, several cars of the make Citroen 2 CV are shown, among them the red-and-black "Charleston" edition which was not produced before the year 1981.See more »
[first lines]
Bo Barrett:[voice-over during a vineyard pan] It wasn't always like this. Before Paris, people didn't drink our wine. I mean, my friends did. But you could hardly consider their palates discerning...
Bo Barrett:Hell, we were farmers... sort of...
[pan to empty bottles of Montelena label and several early twenties/late teens smoking hookah]
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Movie Connections:
References What Price Glory (1926)See more »
Stand BackSee more »


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11 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
Pullman, Rickman, and Rodriguez are stellar. A nice break from all the summer action., 27 August 2008
Author: The_Amazing_Spy_Rises from United States

The ensemble dramedy is always a potentially great film, and what it ultimately comes down to is the writing, and whether or not the film is heartfelt enough for its audience to be moved. While Bottle Shock won't be winning any Oscars, it certainly accomplishes the aforementioned goals. In short, the film is very honest, heartfelt, informative, and enjoyable. It will draw its comparisons to 'Sideways' because of the subject matter and some of the characters (Bill Pullman in BS and Paul Giamatti in SW have similar characters), but what sets Bottle Shock apart is that it looks at the wine itself as a character. You care just as much about the wine as you do about the characters.

Bottle Shock may be categorized as a comedy in some listings, but I felt that this isn't right. It's more of a drama than comedy, but it does have its light hearted and funny moments, most of which center around Rickman's British man getting involved in 1970's California culture. The film does a great job of setting up an atmosphere in which we can get lost in, not to mention shows a part of the USA rarely seen. The cinematography and physical landscape of the film is beautiful. It also is smoothly edited.

The acting is always a topic of conversation in this kind of movie, and I found the film to have a lot of subtle and powerful performances, especially from Bill Pullman and Alan Rickman. Pullman's character is quite the specimen. A man who's quit his job as a lawyer (and partner of a firm) to grow grapes, essentially, and is having a hard time watching it fail. I felt that Pullman nailed the nuances and little emotions he needed to. He also had a good dynamic with Chris Pine. The restrained anger was especially well done by the veteran. Alan Rickman gives yet another interesting and intriguing performance in a part that was probably written for him. In the hands of any other actor, the character is bland at best, but Rickman gives Steven Spurrier a certain depth that makes him likable despite his snobbish attitude.

Surprising me with yet another great show after his wonderful performance in 'Bobby', Freddy Rodriguez gets a lot to chew on here. This guy has got to be one of the most underrated and rare talents in the business. I appreciated his Oscar worthy turn in 'Bobby', and he probably gives the most difficult and well done performance after Pullman. Chris Pine is acceptable, but is nothing special. Rachael Taylor has a certain likable charm about her (she has gorgeous hair and eyes), though the fact that her strong British accent slipped into her obviously fake American one a few times bothered me. Dennis Farina and Eliza Dushku are nice additions in smaller parts.

Bottle Shock certainly isn't for everyone. You won't find super huge action sequences or psychotic bad guys here, but you'll find a remarkable character study with a compelling enough story to keep a viewer interested. It is a movie that doesn't require a ton of thought, but some attention is needed. I will give our director and writer some props for keeping the movie going smoothly. It never dragged or was boring. If this one is playing at your local cinema, I advise you to give it a chance.

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