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"Lost" The Man from Tallahassee (2007)

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Director:
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TV Series:
Original Air Date:
21 March 2007 (Season 3, Episode 13)
Plot:
Jack tells Kate that he has made a deal with The Others and is leaving via submarine tomorrow. But Locke blows up the submarine before Jack can leave, after having a long conversation with Ben about the island's powers. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Jack Bender 
 
Writing credits
Jeffrey Lieber (created by) and
J.J. Abrams (created by) &
Damon Lindelof (created by)

Drew Goddard (written by) &
Jeff Pinkner (written by)

Produced by
J.J. Abrams .... executive producer
Jack Bender .... executive producer
Bryan Burk .... executive producer
Patricia Churchill .... producer (as Pat Churchill)
Carlton Cuse .... executive producer
Ra'uf Glasgow .... producer
Drew Goddard .... supervising producer
Jean Higgins .... co-executive producer
Adam Horowitz .... co-executive producer
Edward Kitsis .... co-executive producer
Damon Lindelof .... executive producer
Jeff Pinkner .... executive producer
Elizabeth Sarnoff .... supervising producer
Richard Peter Schroer .... co-producer
Samantha Thomas .... associate producer
Stephen Williams .... supervising producer
Kaleen Yamase .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Michael Giacchino 
 
Cinematography by
John S. Bartley (director of photography) (as John Bartley)
 
Film Editing by
Mark Goldman  (as Mark J. Goldman)
 
Casting by
Veronica Collins  (as Veronica Collins Rooney)
April Webster 
 
Production Design by
Zack Grobler (series production design)
 
Art Direction by
Scott Cobb 
 
Set Decoration by
Rick Romer  (as Richard Romer)
 
Costume Design by
Roland Sanchez 
 
Makeup Department
Chantal Boom'la .... makeup artist
Emily Katz .... makeup artist
Steve LaPorte .... makeup department supervisor
Doreen F. Schultz .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Patricia Churchill .... unit production manager (as Pat Churchill)
Amanda Lencioni .... post-production supervisor
James E. Williams .... production supervisor (as James Williams)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Joyce McCarthy .... second assistant director
Richard Peter Schroer .... first assistant director
Wainani Young-Tomich .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Troy Arakaki .... greens foreman
Chris Barnes .... lead painter
Michelle Coleman .... art department coordinator
Brian Costa .... assistant property master
Tim Dingle .... paint gang boss
Chris Forster .... construction coordinator
Robert Scott Kyker .... property master (as Rob Kyker)
Mele K.T. Locey .... construction auditor
John Marano .... set dresser
Shannon Mita .... art department production assistant
Hugo Santiago .... set designer
James Van Houten .... lead sculptor
Don Bracken .... assistant property master (uncredited)
Gary Nakano .... graphic designer (uncredited)
Daron Smith .... general foreman (uncredited)
Liloa Wong .... lead greensman (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Robert J. Anderson Jr. .... sound mixer (as Robert Anderson)
Thomas DeGorter .... supervising sound editor (as Thomas E. DeGorter)
Dick Hansen .... 2nd unit production sound mixer
Tony Hugar .... adr mixer (2004-2010)
Mark McBryde .... additional foley
Frank Morrone .... sound re-recording mixer
Doug Reed .... foley artist
Geordy Sincavage .... foley mixer
Ken Strain .... boom operator
Scott Weber .... sound re-recording mixer
James Bailey .... foley artist (uncredited)
Paula Fairfield .... sound designer (uncredited)
Paula Fairfield .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
Cynthia Merrill .... foley artist (uncredited)
Carla Murray .... sound designer (uncredited)
Carla Murray .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Archie Ahuna .... special effects supervisor (as Archie K. Ahuna)
 
Visual Effects by
Kevin Blank .... visual effects supervisor
 
Stunts
John Medlen .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Casey Alicino .... dolly grip
Stephen Bacquet .... first electric
Robert 'Boceno' Campbell .... lighting technician
Jason 'Jake' Cross .... key grip (as Jake Cross)
Mark Kalaugher .... chief lighting technician (as Mark 'Kiwi' Kalaugher)
Tommy Lohmann .... camera operator
Jason Marvel .... BTS/EPK (2004-2010)
Mark O'Kane .... camera operator
Scott Ronnow .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Bill Draheim .... grip (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Margaret Doversola .... casting: Hawaii
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Susan Zaguirre .... costume supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Maria Abeyta .... post-production coordinator
Lance Stubblefield .... assistant editor
Adam Lambert .... post-production assistant (Season 3 and 4) (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Stephanie Diaz-Matos .... music supervisor
George Drakoulias .... music supervisor
Alex Levy .... music editor
Norman Ludwin .... musician (bass)
Frank Macchia .... music preparation
Bryan Pezzone .... musician: piano
Randall Poster .... music supervisor
 
Other crew
Russell Blanchard .... production assistant
Patti Dalzell .... script supervisor
Amanda Finn .... production assistant
Ryan Ford .... first assistant accountant
Daryl Gilmore .... production assistant
Sean Hallock .... assistant location manager
Norman Kali .... production assistant
Christina M. Kim .... story editor
Stockton David Porter .... production assistant
Michyl-Shannon Quilty .... production coordinator
Concepcion Saucedo .... assistant production coordinator
Dane Story .... production assistant
Jim Triplett .... location manager
Brian K. Vaughan .... executive story editor
Mike Winget .... production assistant (as Michael Winget)
Phill Zagajewski .... creative director
Andrea Gruber .... international publicist (uncredited)
Nicole Nakamoto .... second assistant accountant (uncredited)
Charles A. Tamburro .... helicopter pilot (uncredited)
 

Series Crew
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Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
J.J. Abrams  creator
Jeffrey Lieber  creator
Damon Lindelof  creator

Cinematography by
Larry Fong (pilot episode)
 
Casting by
Jerold Franks 
 
Art Direction by
William F. Matthews 
Christina Ann Wilson 
 
Makeup Department
Paulette Crammond .... hair stylist (2004-)
Laurel Kelly .... hair stylist: Hawaii
Veronica Lorenz .... additional makeup artist
Karen Iboshi Preiser .... special makeup effects artist
Glenn Pulliam .... special makeup effects lab technician
Jay Wejebe .... key makeup artist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Bernie Bonner Axelrod .... second assistant director: second unit
Bernie Bonner Axelrod .... second second assistant director
Bobbie Blyle .... second second assistant director (pilot episode)
Brendalyn Richard .... second second assistant director: Los Angeles
 
Art Department
Curtis Crowe .... construction coordinator
Dale DeStefani .... construction coordinator
Scott Ejercito .... assistant property master (pilot episode)
Mynette Louie .... art department coordinator (pilot episode)
Karl J. Martin .... set designer
Shanna Norton .... construction auditor
Dan Pemberton .... construction coordinator
Lynette Wich .... art department coordinator
Liloa Wong .... greens coordinator (pilot episode)
Ray Yamagata .... assistant art director
 
Sound Department
Julie Altus .... adr recordist
Mark Hensley .... adr recordist (multiple episodes)
Kevin Konarzewski .... adr mixer: Vancouver (1 episode)
Dean St. John .... adr mixer
 
Special Effects by
Jim Greenall .... animatronic designer and fabricator: polar bear (pilot episode & episode "Special")
 
Visual Effects by
Chris Del Conte .... visual effects producer: Digital Dimension
Mitchell Ferm .... visual effects production supervisor
Paul Gentry .... visual effects director of photography
John F. Gross .... visual effects supervisor: Eden FX
Paul Hill .... visual effects compositor
Taryn P. Kelly .... visual effects coordinator: Digital Dimension
Gabriel Köerner .... digital artist
Michael Rivero .... visual effects producer
Ryan T. Smolarek .... digital compositor: Digital Dimension
Jon Terada .... digital compositor
John Teska .... digital effects artist
Leandro Visconti .... compositor: Digital Dimension
Chris Zapara .... digital artist
Sean M. Scott .... digital effects artist: Eden FX (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Jake Brake .... stunt rigger
Brycen Counts .... stunt double
Carolyn Day .... stunt double
Carolyn Day .... stunts
Dane Farwell .... stunts
Colin C.L. Fong .... stunt coordinator (1 episode) (as Colin Fong)
Achilles Gacis .... stunt double
Anita Hart .... stunt double: Evangeline Lilly
Lisa Hoyle .... stunts
Keii Johnston .... stunts
Michael 'Pugita' Kobayashi .... stunts
Mark Kubr .... stunts
Dina L. Margolin .... stunts
Rob Mars .... stunt double: Josh Holloway
Ed Nix .... stunt double: Jorge Garcia
Dale Radomski .... stunts
Mike Rufino .... stunt double: Naveen Andrews
Jon Sakata .... stunts
Michelle Sebek .... stunt double
Rand Wilson .... stunt double: Harold Perrineau Jr.
 
Casting Department
Chad Darnell .... extras casting: Los Angeles
Jaime Harlan .... casting assistant (pilot episode) (season 2)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Artemio Carpio .... costumer
Roland Sanchez .... costume supervisor
 
Music Department
Dan Wallin .... music scoring mixer
 
Transportation Department
Natalie Gerona .... driver
Michael Menapace .... transportation coordinator: pilot
 
Other crew
Lillian Awa .... production assistant
Adam Courier .... production assistant
Erin Felentzer .... publicist
Pamela Gossage .... production coordinator
Shawn M. Gray .... production assistant
Michael Haro .... location manager
David Hepburn .... production assistant
Sean Douglas Hoban .... stand-in
William Hyde .... production assistant
Omar McClinton .... post-production finance: Touchstone Television
Chad McQuay .... first assistant accountant
Missy Simms .... studio teacher
Melinka Thompson-Godoy .... assistant production office coordinator
 
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Additional Details

Runtime:
43 min | Germany:42 min
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
The program that John Locke is watching on TV just before he is visited by Peter Talbot is the fictional show 'Exposé', which isn't formally introduced on "Lost" (2004) until the next episode, "Lost: Exposé (#3.14)" (2007).See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Alex returns from retrieving Sayid's bag for Locke, the clock on the wall reads 1:40. There is a brief shot of Locke as Alex hands him the bag, and then it returns to Alex's shot and the clock now reads 4:20. It took her around three hours to pass over a bag.See more »
Quotes:
Ben Linus:You've been on this island for 80 days, I've lived here my entire life. What makes you think you know this island better than I do?
John Locke:Because you're in the wheelchair, and I'm not.
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Soundtrack:
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8 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
A masterpiece of television writing, 17 December 2008
Author: ametaphysicalshark from prejudicemadeplausible.wordpress.com

"The Man From Tallahassee" manages to beat "Walkabout" for the title of the best Locke episode, and that is no small feat. Overall it is one of the show's greatest accomplishments in every regard: it boasts some of Jack Bender's best direction, some of the best acting on the show, especially from Michael Emerson, who manages in this episode to eclipse every one of his other performances, perhaps because it is Ben's meatiest episode since season two, giving Emerson ample opportunity to shine, and some of the finest writing on the show.

There is a tendency among some internet fans to speak of 'characterLOST' and 'mysteryLOST' as two separate things, the 'mythology' and the 'characters' as two separate aspects of the show. This is far from the truth, and the show's weakest episodes come when the focus is on one or the other. What makes "Lost" special is the intriguing, mysterious story and specifically how it relates to the many great characters on the show. "The Man From Tallahassee" finds the perfect balance here. We get loads of intrigue on the island, John and Jack's conversations with Ben, the submarine being blown up, the final twist of the episode, but everything is written with the characters in mind. Drew Goddard and Jeff Pinkner did a superb job writing this episode.

The flashbacks are some of the absolute best, revealing the brutally sad truth behind how Locke ended up in a wheelchair. They are made even better by a perfect Terry O'Quinn performance, and the scene with Locke in the hospital after the fall is one of the most emotional and genuinely touching scenes on the show. "The Man from Tallahassee" is a real tour-de-force. Excuse the use of that term, usually reserved for hyperbole coming from morons, but it really does apply here. Everything about this episode is absolutely perfect from top to bottom.

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