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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:
15 August 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 »
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Awards:
10 wins & 2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
It could have been 12 hours long and kept me hooked See more (254 total) »

Cast

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Ellar Coltrane ... Mason

Patricia Arquette ... Mom
Elijah Smith ... Tommy

Lorelei Linklater ... Samantha

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

Libby Villari ... Grandma

Ethan Hawke ... Dad

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)
Marina Arellano ... Student (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)

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
Katie Tull .... second assistant director
Derek Franzese .... additional second assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Chia Berry .... art assistant
Stanford Gilbert .... property master (Years 1 & 2)
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
Thadd Day .... boom operator: Year 9
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
Feildel Kévin .... french dubbing editor
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
Chris Cogswell .... grip driver
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
Dan Jackson .... addl. 1st ac
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
Rob McGreevy .... grip driver
Chris Milani .... best boy / electric
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 .... assistant colorist
Laura G. Chirinos .... digital intermediate assistant producer: video deliverables/archiving
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
Justin Rhodes .... assistant editor: year one
Christopher Roldan .... assistant editor
Mike Saenz .... first assistant editor
Yusef Svacina .... assistant editor
Allison Turrell .... digital intermediate producer
 
Music Department
Meghan Currier .... music supervisor
Randall Poster .... 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
Pam Fuller .... script supervisor
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
Morgan Miles .... production accountant
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
M.K. Shaw .... production accountant (as Kathleen Shaw)
Farhaneh Shirazee .... set production assistant
Reneau Skinner .... production accountant
Vernon Smith .... craft service
Garin Sparks .... production assistant
Edoardo Vojvoda .... intern
Desirae Wallace .... locations assistant: year 6
Steve White .... location manager (Years 10 and 12)
Jenni Wieland .... production accountant
Andrew Poppoon .... location assistant (uncredited)
Rio Zumwalt .... location intern (uncredited)
 

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Rated R for language including sexual references, and for teen drug and alcohol use
Runtime:
165 min
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Trivia:
The film takes place from 2002 to 2013.See more »
Goofs:
Errors in geography: The day that Mason arrives at college at the University of El Paso, Dalton, Barb and Nicole invite him to take the "late afternoon bus" to Big Bend, saying they can get there before long. The nearest corner of Big Bend National Park is 250 miles away from El Paso.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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Soundtrack:
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36 out of 51 people found the following review useful.
It could have been 12 hours long and kept me hooked, 27 July 2014
Author: Joe Chadowski from United States

I was nervous going in because I wanted Boyhood to be good. In fact, I wanted it to be spectacular. I've been a fan of Richard Linklater's career since I watched Before Sunrise (a viewing of Before Sunset quickly followed) back in 2010. His ability to capture an experience, a culture, a generation, and a life and translate it into film in such a way that is utterly beguiling, yet doesn't feel manipulated is staggering to watch. News of Boyhood reached me around this time last year, and before I knew much about it, I was hooked. A film from Richard Linklater about a young man growing up around the same time I did? And 12 years of filming were dedicated? It was going to be spectacular. So much for nothing in life being certain.

Allow me, if you will, to avoid the part where I colorfully unpeel Boyhood's dynamics, hinting along the way how well it fairs against everything I've seen. IT. IS. UNBELIEVABLE. The script, the execution, the profoundness, and seamless integration of time are nothing short of astonishing. Subdued in nature as it may be, Boyhood is a vivid, captivating, all-consuming assault on the senses. Not only that, there is a deep seated quality to everything it does. And the viewer is absolutely at the core of the experience. Each element has been created and tuned to allow you to express yourself anyway you wish. And that amazing focus has produced a breathtaking film.

From a technical standpoint, it's everything I've come to expect from Linklater, only finished to a higher standard. Boyhood is a film about life. The script has no rising action, climax, or falling action. There is no plot driven by a narrative driven by a goal. Nothing feels manipulated. Linklater's directing is level-headed and controlled, with quick cuts to whoever is talking and a lack of camera motion for a truly first-person omniscient feel. You are observing, but not fully knowing. And the cinematography... was there even a cinematographer? Boyhood's sets look so painfully boring because everything looks so natural, the background fades and allows 100% of your focus to be on the characters.

Despite a silent car ride home and very much conducive analysis, my brain is STILL buffering from the mind-blowing quality of it all. I wonder how I will view my words when this high subsides. My final scattered thought is this; The best moments in film are when it comes across something; a thought, a feeling, a way of looking at things that you'd thought was special and particular to you. And here it is, set down by someone else, a person you've never met. And it's as if a hand has come out and taken yours. That is what Richard Linklater has done. Boyhood is a great film. More importantly it's a great film from Richard Linklater. Maybe even the greatest. and his career is here to stay.

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