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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: Season 1: Episode 10 -- In the latest episode of "IMDb: What to Watch", Keith Simanton talks with director Richard Linklater and actors Ellar Coltrane, Patricia Arquette and Ethan Hawke about their movie 'Boyhood'.
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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Release Date:
18 July 2014 (USA) See more »
12 years in the making
The life of a young man, Mason, from age 5 to age 18. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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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
Greg Baglia ... Additional Voices (uncredited)
Jonathan Bell ... Kitchen Worker (uncredited)

Deanna Brochin ... College Student (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)
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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 
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
Ellen Lampl .... graphic designer
Aaron Statler .... leadman
Sound Department
Wayne Bell .... dialogue editor
Wayne Bell .... sound effects editor
Misty Conn .... 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
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
Roy Machado .... adr mixer (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Nick Smith .... digital compositor
Camera and Electrical Department
Nathan Brown .... electrician (segments)
Wes Dixon .... additional electrician
John Eschberger .... electrician
Kristopher Hardy .... assistant camera
Matt Harshbarger .... steadicam operator
Donald R. Howe Jr. .... first assistant camera
Chip Huntington .... grip
Janet Jensen .... best boy electric
Matthew King .... first assistant camera
Matt Lankes .... still photographer
Rick Malahy .... grip
Mark Manthey .... gaffer
Matthew McGinn .... film loader
Edward A. Navarro .... electrician
Kyle Osburn .... film loader
Sam Pearcy .... second assistant camera
Ian Quigley .... grip
Robert Rendon .... first assistant camera
Brandon Roberts .... electrician
John Sheeren .... additional first assistant camera
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
Editorial Department
David Alonzo .... assistant colorist
Reggie Diaz .... Digital Intermediate Film Scanning Producer
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
Peter Atherton .... location manager
Lauren Burckhard .... production assistant
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
Andrea Lazard .... production coordinator (as Andrea Johnson)
Stephen Light .... production coordinator
Riley Malone .... assistant location manager
Jake Mendez .... title graphics
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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Additional Details

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Rated R for language including sexual references, and for teen drug and alcohol use
165 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Canada:PG (British Columbia) | Germany:6 | Ireland:15A | Netherlands:6 | Singapore:NC16 | South Korea:15 | Switzerland:10 | UK:15 | USA:R (certificate #48994)
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Did You Know?

Lorelei Linklater is only three months older than her on-screen brother Ellar Coltrane. Richard Linklater jokes that he didn't so much cast her in the movie, as give in when she insisted on playing the part after hearing about the project.See more »
Incorrectly regarded as goofs: Although Patricia Arquette and Ethan Hawke both have blue eyes, it is genetically possible for the brown eyed Lorelei Linklater to be their biological daughter. In extremely rare cases, two blue-eyed parents could carry a gene for brown eyes that simply skipped their generation, but happened to appear in one of their offspring.See more »
Dad:[Mason Jr. bowls a gutterball] Alright, don't worry about it.
Mason:I wish I could use the bumpers...
Dad:You don't want the bumpers, life doesn't give you bumpers.
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76 out of 104 people found the following review useful.
Future classics, 6 February 2014
Author: igor yermilov from Hamburg

BOYHOOD...What a great movie! I simply believe in America again! They are also humans, guys, trust me:) Its obviously doesn't matter if you are an American, German or Russian. There are the same problems, the same ways, the same love inside us. As a Russian I must say I understand American people and also myself much much better with this movie. It was like... about me... I just COULD NOT imagine how much we are all the same.. Just love it! If I look at my childhood in the former USSR I see not much difference, the cars and houses are different, we spoke Russian, but that feeling, that pulse of life, that sometimes "lost" fathers and mothers to solve every day problems, fighting for the existence and good life for the children are so familiar to me.. That long hair and piercing.. Oh boy, its all so much alike. And those "Paul was greater than the others...". The movie is just breathing, its a three hours of fresh air!

I do not want to say much about the qualities of the movie.. It is overall brilliant. I do believe, this will be a classical film, and students all over thew world will study it in future at their film schools. P.S. Sorry for my poor English.

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