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Boyhood -- Filmed over short periods from 2002 to 2013, Boyhood is a ground-breaking cinematic experience covering 12 years in the life of a family. At the centre is Mason, who with his sister Samantha, is taken on an emotional and transcendent journey through the years, from childhood to adulthood.
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Boyhood -- Filmed over short periods from 2002 to 2013, Boyhood is a ground-breaking cinematic experience covering 12 years in the life of a family. At the centre is Mason, who with his sister Samantha, is taken on an emotional and transcendent journey through the years, from childhood to adulthood.
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Writer:
Richard Linklater (written by)
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Release Date:
18 July 2014 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
12 years in the making
Plot:
The life of a young man, Mason, from age 5 to age 18. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
8 wins & 2 nominations See more »
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Cast

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Ellar Coltrane ... Mason

Patricia Arquette ... Mom

Ethan Hawke ... Dad
Elijah Smith ... Tommy

Lorelei Linklater ... Samantha

Steven Chester Prince ... Ted (as Steven Prince)
Bonnie Cross ... Teacher

Libby Villari ... Grandma

Marco Perella ... Professor Bill Welbrock

Jamie Howard ... Mindy
Andrew Villarreal ... Randy

Shane Graham ... Neighborhood Friend #1

Tess Allen ... Neighborhood Friend #2
Ryan Power ... Paul
Sharee Fowler ... Book Trivia Judge
Mark Finn ... Book Release Emcee
Charlie Sexton ... Jimmy
Byron Jenkins ... Barber
Holly Moore ... Mason's 4th Grade Teacher

David Blackwell ... Liquor Store Clerk

Barbara Chisholm ... Carol
Matthew Martinez-Arndt ... Lee

Cassidy Johnson ... Abby
Cambell Westmoreland ... Kenny

Jennifer Griffin ... Mrs. Darby
Garry Peters ... No Obama Man
Merrilee McCommas ... Obama Mama
Tamara Jolaine ... Tammy

Jordan Howard ... Tony

Andrew Bunten ... Bully 1

Tyler Strother ... Bully 2

Evie Thompson ... Jill

Brad Hawkins ... Jim

Savannah Welch ... College Girl Singer
Mika Odom ... Gabi
Sinjin Venegas ... Chase

Nick Krause ... Charlie

Derek Chase Hickey ... Charlie's Friend (as Derek Chase)

Angela Rawna ... Professor Douglas

Megan Devine ... Make Out Girl

Jenni Tooley ... Annie
Landon Collier ... Cooper
Roland Ruiz ... Enrique

Richard Andrew Jones ... Grandpa Cliff (as Richard Jones)
Karen Jones ... Nana
Gordon Friday ... Pastor

Tom McTigue ... Mr. Turlington

Sam Dillon ... Nick
Martel Summers ... Beer Pong Guy
David Clark ... High School Band Singer

Zoe Graham ... Sheena
Jessie Tilton ... April

Richard Robichaux ... Mason's Boss
Will Harris ... Sam's College Boyfriend
Indica Shaw ... Hooper
Bruce Salmon ... Guitar Player
Wayne Sutton ... Beat Box
Joe Sundell ... Band Member 1
Sean Tracey ... Band Member 2
Ben Hodges ... Band Member 3
Daniel Zeh ... Band Member 4

Chris Doubek ... Guy in Diner

Andrea Chen ... Sam's Roommate

Mona Lee Fultz ... High School Teacher (as Mona Lee)
Bill Wise ... Uncle Steve
Alina Linklater ... Twin Cousin 1
Charlotte Linklater ... Twin Cousin 2
Genevieve Kinney ... Woman at Party
Elijah Ford ... Jimmy's Bandmate 1
Kyle Crusham ... Jimmy's Bandmate 2
Conrad Choucroun ... Jimmy's Bandmate 3
Maximillian McNamara ... Dalton

Taylor Weaver ... Barb

Jessi Mechler ... Nicole
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sydney Orta ... Elementary School Girl
Virginia Allee ... Patron in Restaurant (uncredited)
Greg Baglia ... Additional Voices (uncredited)
Jonathan Bell ... Kitchen Worker (uncredited)

Deanna Brochin ... College Student (uncredited)
Lise' Creed ... Queso Waitress (uncredited)
Maria Engler ... Waiter (uncredited)

Kaitlyn King ... Sorority Girl (uncredited)

Stephen Latham ... Late Night Restaurant Patron (uncredited)
Heather Materne ... Parent (uncredited)
Garin Sparks ... Friendly Bouncer (uncredited)
Corey Terrell ... Student (uncredited)

Johnny Walter ... Dinner Guest (uncredited)

Natalie Wilemon ... College Student (uncredited)
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Directed by
Richard Linklater 
 
Writing credits
Richard Linklater (written by)

Produced by
Sandra Adair .... co-producer
Caroline Kaplan .... associate producer
Richard Linklater .... producer
Kirsten McMurray .... co-producer
Vincent Palmo Jr. .... co-producer
Jonathan Sehring .... producer
John Sloss .... producer
Cathleen Sutherland .... producer
Anne Walker-McBay .... associate producer
 
Cinematography by
Lee Daniel 
Shane F. Kelly 
 
Film Editing by
Sandra Adair 
 
Production Design by
Rodney Becker 
Gay Studebaker 
 
Set Decoration by
Melanie Ferguson 
 
Costume Design by
Kari Perkins 
 
Makeup Department
Darylin Nagy .... makeup department head
 
Production Management
Cathleen Sutherland .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Kayse Goodell .... second assistant director
Jeff Guerrero .... second assistant director
Jeff Guerrero .... second second assistant director
Vincent Palmo Jr. .... first assistant director
Derek Franzese .... additional second assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Chia Berry .... art assistant
Ellen Lampl .... graphic designer
Matt Miller .... set dresser
Andrew Schwartz .... set dresser
Stephanie Seeley .... art assistant
Aaron Statler .... leadman
Wayne Sutton .... set dresser
Sef Tsauousis .... set dresser (as Sef Tsaousis)
 
Sound Department
Ethan Andrus .... sound recordist
Wayne Bell .... dialogue editor
Wayne Bell .... sound effects editor
Misty Conn .... boom operator
Thadd Day .... boom operator
Evan Dunivan .... dialogue editor
Evan Dunivan .... foley editor
Glenn Eanes .... dialogue editor
Chris Erlon .... adr recordist
Jay Fisher .... adr recordist
Susan Fitz-Simon .... dialogue editor
Susan Fitz-Simon .... foley artist
Susan Fitz-Simon .... foley editor
Miles Foster-Greenwood .... foley editor
Miles Foster-Greenwood .... sound effects editor
Tom Hammond .... sound re-recording mixer
Tom Hammond .... supervising sound editor
Justin Hennard .... dialogue editor
Justin Hennard .... sound effects editor
Audra Hughes .... cable utility sound
Ben Lazard .... sound recordist
Benjamin Lowry .... sound mixer
Mack Melson .... sound mixer
Philip Menchaca .... adr recordist
Korey Pereira .... dialogue editor
Korey Pereira .... foley editor
Colin Rogers .... foley mixer
Tom Sturgis .... boom operator
Michael Swanner .... sound utility
Roy Machado .... adr mixer (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Parke Gregg .... compositor
Nick Smith .... digital compositor
 
Stunts
Don Breneman .... stunts
Richard Hancock .... stunts
Dylan Hart .... stunts
Jeff Schwan .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Brad Allen .... grip
Rich Bond .... best boy grip
Nathan Brown .... electrician (segments)
Todd Campbell .... b camera operator
Chase Chesnutt .... second assistant camera
Scott Conn .... electrician
Brown Cooper .... b camera operator
Ted Davis .... grip
Wes Dixon .... additional electrician
John Eschberger .... electrician
Chris Hamala .... grip
Kristopher Hardy .... assistant camera
Matt Harshbarger .... steadicam operator
Donald R. Howe Jr. .... first assistant camera
Chip Huntington .... grip
Janet Jensen .... best boy electric
Janet Jenson .... best boy electric
Brad Keffer .... best boy electric
Matthew King .... first assistant camera
Matt Lankes .... still photographer
Robert Lewallen .... grip (as BJ Lewallen)
Jon H. Lewis .... gaffer (as Jon Lewis)
Rick Malahy .... grip
Mark Manthey .... gaffer
David McGill .... steadicam operator
Matthew McGinn .... film loader
Rob McGrath .... first assistant camera
P.K. Munson .... first assistant: "a" camera
Edward A. Navarro .... electrician
George R. Niedson .... steadicam operator (as George Niedson)
Kyle Osburn .... film loader
Michael Palmer .... grip
Sam Pearcy .... second assistant camera
Spencer Pharr .... electrician
Balint Pinczehelyi .... grip
Ian Quigley .... grip
Robert Rendon .... first assistant camera
Phillip Renke .... best boy grip
Brandon Roberts .... electrician
Adam Drew Schwartz .... first assistant camera (as Adam Schwartz)
John Sheeren .... additional first assistant camera
Tom Shinn .... best boy electric
Ferrell A. Shinnick .... key grip (as Ferrell Shinnick)
Tristan Shinnick .... grip
Todd Smiley .... gaffer
John Spath .... best boy electric
Zachary W. Sprague .... second assistant camera (as Zach Sprague)
Tim Travis .... grip
Wes Turner .... second assistant camera
Leif E. Ulvog .... grip (as Leif Ulvog)
Joseph Vasquez .... key grip (as Joe Vasquez)
Ralph Watson .... steadicam operator
Britt West .... first assistant camera
 
Casting Department
Angela Burns .... extras casting coordinator
Lacey Gordon .... casting assistant
Lacey Gordon .... extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Stephany Baskin .... key costumer
Karen Holley .... set costumer
Lee Hunsaker .... set costumer
 
Editorial Department
David Alonzo .... assistant colorist
James Cadenas .... hd dailies assistant
Reggie Diaz .... Digital Intermediate Film Scanning Producer
Chelsea Dinsdale .... post-production assistant
Tyler Fagerstrom .... Digital Intermediate Film Scanning
Parke Gregg .... colorist
Parke Gregg .... digital intermediate editor
Paul Korver .... Digital Intermediate Film Scanning Supervisor
Christopher Roldan .... assistant editor
Mike Saenz .... first assistant editor
Yusef Svacina .... assistant editor: Year 3
Allison Turrell .... digital intermediate producer
 
Music Department
Meghan Currier .... music supervisor
 
Other crew
Sara Aronson .... production assistant: year 3
Peter Atherton .... location manager
Lauren Burckhard .... production assistant
Travis Carr .... key set production assistant: year 8
Corbin Clem .... location assistant
Garret Danks .... production assistant
Robbie Friedmann .... location manager: Years 7, 8, & 11
Ryan Gronquist .... production assistant
Jeff Guerrero .... production assistant
Jeff Guerrero .... production coordinator
Bethany Haynes .... production counsel
Bethany Haynes .... production legal
Zachary Heine .... location assistant
Jose Angel Hernandez .... location manager
Alexander Hiers .... production assistant
Audra Hughes .... production assistant
Dane Jensen .... production assistant
Adam Kenitzer .... production assistant
T.J. Larson .... clearance consultant
Andrea Lazard .... production coordinator (as Andrea Johnson)
Stephen Light .... production coordinator
Riley Malone .... assistant location manager
Jake Mendez .... title graphics
Jennifer Ellen Mohr .... production assistant
Molly Murray .... production accountant
C.J. Neels .... on set production assistant
Van B. Nguyen .... production assistant (as Van Nguyen)
Ryan Ross .... art department intern
Brooke Satrazemis .... script supervisor
Farhaneh Shirazee .... set production assistant
Reneau Skinner .... production accountant
Vernon Smith .... craft service
Garin Sparks .... production assistant
Edoardo Vojvoda .... intern
Steve White .... location manager (Years 10 and 12)
Andrew Poppoon .... location assistant (uncredited)
Rio Zumwalt .... location intern (uncredited)
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for language including sexual references, and for teen drug and alcohol use
Runtime:
165 min
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
The guitar-playing street performer is Ellar Coltrane's real father, Bruce Salmon. He is a musician based in Austin, TX, where his cameo scene is set.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When the saw blade is thrown into the piece of wood the second time, in later shots it is in a different place on the wood and deeper into it as well.See more »
Quotes:
Mom:[Mason Jr. and Samantha start fighting in the backseat] Hey! What's going on back there? Stop it! Put a barrier up! Come on, make a barrier with your pillow!
Mom:Okay, we're going to play a game: Whoever can stay quiet the longest wins. And, go!
[Samantha and Mason Jr. start tickling each other, instead]
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References Pineapple Express (2008)See more »
Soundtrack:
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35 out of 52 people found the following review useful.
Life at its most audacious, 3 May 2014
Author: bigmystery23 from United States

There is something people should know before watching this movie, and that is that it takes place from 2002 to 2014. I grew up in that same generation, so as I watched this movie I felt like I was growing up all over again seeing the references to pop culture, society, politics, middle school, high school, and technology. It was incredible to experience that. And even for those who weren't children growing up in those 12 years will still feel a sense of going back in time. There was not one moment that I thought wasn't needed. In fact, I and the rest of the audience wished there had been more going on.

The plot is very simple: what does it mean to grow up, become an adult, and live? And as the years go by, it becomes apparent that Mason (the main character) is struggling to find his place in life. Though there are a few struggles he encounters and some thematic material, overall the movie is hilarious and real. From Richard Linklater's previous films, I've noticed that the dialogue all feels real (to a point where I feel like I'm interacting with the characters). And it is so well done in this film.

Speaking of Linklater, I see an Oscar nomination for directing coming his way. As he sat down for Q&A on Boyhood, one of the things he said that struck the audience was that he thought it was funny that people who saw "Boyhood" told him he improved as a director. This was funny to him because one of the first rules he made before filming in 2002 was that he could not change as a director for the sake of the movie to have no continuity errors (especially so the tone didn't change). The only improvement going on is the superb acting from Ethan Hawke, Patricia Arquette, and (of course) Ellar Coltrane.

With probably the best ending I've ever seen for a movie and a story guided by a talented director, "Boyhood" is the most powerful and unique coming-of-age film ever made and it will be proclaimed as a classic for the years to come.

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