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Taking Woodstock -- A man working at his parents' motel in the Catskills inadvertently sets in motion the generation-defining concert in the summer of 1969.
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Director:
Writers (WGA):
James Schamus (screenplay)
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Release Date:
28 August 2009 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
"A Generation Began In His Backyard."
Plot:
A man working at his parents' motel in the Catskills inadvertently sets in motion the generation-defining concert in the summer of 1969. | Full synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Henry Goodman ... Jake Teichberg

Edward Hibbert ... British Gentleman

Imelda Staunton ... Sonia Teichberg

Demetri Martin ... Elliot Teichberg

Kevin Chamberlin ... Jackson Spiers
Lee Wong ... George the Doorman (as Takeo Lee Wong)

Anthoula Katsimatides ... Esther

Clark Middleton ... Frank
Bette Henritze ... Annie

Sondra James ... Margaret

Jeffrey Dean Morgan ... Dan

Christina Kirk ... Carol
Gail Martino ... Town Clerk

Emile Hirsch ... Billy

Adam LeFevre ... Dave

Eugene Levy ... Max Yasgur

Andy Prosky ... Bob

Dan Fogler ... Devon

Carmel Amit ... Earthlight Player

Zachary Booth ... Earthlight Player
Jennifer Merrill ... Earthlight Player

Ivan Sandomire ... Earthlight Player

Matthew Shear ... Earthlight Player
Darcy Bledsoe ... Earthlight Player

Halley Cianfarini ... Earthlight Player
Jesse Kile ... Earthlight Player
Ashley Middlebrook ... Earthlight Player
Bec Stupak ... Earthlight Player

Gabriel Sunday ... Steven

Jonathan Groff ... Michael Lang

Mamie Gummer ... Tisha

Stephen Kunken ... Mel

Adam Pally ... Artie Kornfeld

Kevin Sussman ... Stan
Pippa Pearthree ... Miriam

Skylar Astin ... John Roberts

Daniel Eric Gold ... Joel Rosenman
Leonard Berdick ... Angry Diner Patron
Sharon J. Giroux ... Angry Diner Patron
William B. Ward Jr. ... Angry Diner Patron

Louisa Krause ... Hippie Girl
Spadaque Volcimus ... Hippie Guy

Bill Coelius ... Inspector

Nick Taylor ... Inspector

Michael Izquierdo ... John Morris

Katherine Waterston ... Penny

Will Janowitz ... Chip Monck

Jeremy Shamos ... Steve Cohen
Malachy Cleary ... Wes Pomeroy

Richard Thomas ... Reverend Don

Sebastian Beacon ... Assistant

Kelly Klein ... Assistant

Garett Ross ... Woodstock Ventures PA

Darren Pettie ... Paul
Andrew Katz ... Hippie in Line

Patrick Cupo ... Charlie

Boris McGiver ... Doug

Liev Schreiber ... Vilma

Caitlin FitzGerald ... Young Woman

Michael J. Burg ... Journalist
Taunia Hottman-Hubbard ... Journalist

David Lavine ... Journalist

Michael Zegen ... Young Man #1

Andrew Zox ... Sam
Angus Hamilton ... Hairy Pretzel
Christopher Meier ... Hairy Pretzel
Richard Phelan McGreal ... Hairy Pretzel
Casson Rugen ... Hairy Pretzel
Joseph Ulmer ... Hairy Pretzel
Harry Zittel ... Young Guy at Phone

Alyssa May Gold ... Young Girl at Phone
Gaston Jean-Baptiste ... Bongo Player
Michael McGinnis ... Flutist
Dan Knobler ... Guitar Player
Jon Seale ... Congo Player
David Wilson Barnes ... News Reporter

James Hanlon ... State Trooper

Stefano Da Fre ... Young Man #2 (as Stefano Steven Da Fre)

Don Puglisi ... Dealer
Kirsten Bach ... Bra Burner
Rachel Morrall ... Bra Burner

Paul Dano ... VW Guy

Kelli Garner ... VW Girl
Marjorie Austrian ... St. Paul Lady
Kyle Plante ... Interviewer
Lewis Zucker ... Worker (as Lew Zucker)
Heskethane Tallulah Bankhead ... Trisha's Yorkie
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Jess Adams ... Polansky (uncredited)

Jason Antoon ... Abbie Hoffman (uncredited)
Spencer Aste ... Parked Hippie (uncredited)
D.M. Atlas ... Hippie (uncredited)

Seth Barrish ... Angry Townsperson (uncredited)

David Breitenstein ... Regional Press (uncredited)

P.J. Butler ... Bar Patron (uncredited)

Kevin T. Collins ... Guy at Motel (uncredited)

Lee Cunningham ... Yo Yo (uncredited)
Jeff Delauter ... Documentary Soundman (uncredited)

Lindsay DeLuca ... Hippie Wannabe (uncredited)
Adam Desautels ... Concert Staff (uncredited)
John Francis Duggan ... Film Crew Member (uncredited)
Jordan Fish ... Documentary Filmmaker (uncredited)
Joe Forbrich ... Cop (uncredited)
Clark Frankel ... Hippie (uncredited)
Michael Grantland ... Cameraman (uncredited)
Becca Greenwald ... City Girl (uncredited)
Richard Hahn ... Hippie (uncredited)
Amanda Hammett ... Background Hippie (uncredited)
Eugene Kim ... Hippie (uncredited)

Ren Knopf ... Townsman (uncredited)
Damian Kulash ... Singer (uncredited)
Aaron Lambert ... Office Worker (uncredited)

Ronete Levenson ... Girl In Hotel (uncredited)
David MacNutt ... Documentary Filmmaker (uncredited)
Lisa Mears ... Bank Teller (uncredited)
Jordan Mitchell-Love ... College Student (uncredited)
Eric Oakes ... Hitchhiker (uncredited)
Michael Peavey ... Helicopter Pilot (uncredited)
Ian Pickus ... Hippie (uncredited)

Ron Pucherelli Sr. ... Angry Townsperson (uncredited)
Donna Glee Reim ... Chruch Fundraiser (uncredited)
Steve Ricard ... Hippie (uncredited)
Bill Richards ... Helicopter Pilot (uncredited)
Benjamin Rosenthal ... College Wannabe Hippie (uncredited)

Joshua Safdie ... Documentary Cameraman (uncredited)
Barbara Sebring-Forman ... Townperson (uncredited)

Skip Shea ... Angry Townsperson (uncredited)

Nicole Signore ... Hippie (uncredited)
Darcy Singer ... Hippie (uncredited)
Victoria Stankiewicz ... Hippy Chick (uncredited)

Jay Storey ... Reporter (uncredited)
Ray Tintori ... Documentary Cameraman (uncredited)
Adam Van Der Voort ... College Wannabe Hippie (uncredited)

Amber Lea Voiles ... Political Activist (uncredited)
Bob Weisz ... Documentary Soundman (uncredited)

Directed by
Ang Lee 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
James Schamus (screenplay)

Elliot Tiber (book) and
Tom Monte (book)

Produced by
Celia D. Costas .... producer (as Celia Costas)
Patrick Cupo .... associate producer
Michael Hausman .... executive producer
Ang Lee .... producer
David Lee .... associate producer
David Sauers .... associate producer
James Schamus .... producer
 
Original Music by
Danny Elfman 
 
Cinematography by
Eric Gautier (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Tim Squyres 
 
Casting by
Avy Kaufman 
 
Production Design by
David Gropman 
 
Art Direction by
Peter Rogness 
 
Set Decoration by
Ellen Christiansen  (as Ellen Christiansen De Jonge)
 
Costume Design by
Joseph G. Aulisi 
 
Makeup Department
Joseph A. Campayno .... makeup artist (as Joseph Campayno)
LuAnn Claps .... makeup department head
Cheryl Daniels .... hair stylist
Jerry DeCarlo .... key hair stylist
Sunday Englis .... additional makeup artist
Carl Fullerton .... additional makeup artist
Nicky Pattison .... key makeup artist
Lyndell Quiyou .... hair department head
Peggy Schierholz .... additional hair stylist
Liz Bernstrom .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Craig Lindberg .... additional makeup artist (uncredited)
Keith R. Palmer .... additional makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Celia D. Costas .... unit production manager (as Celia Costas)
Deb Dyer .... production supervisor
Jennifer Lane .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Chris Gibson .... additional second assistant director
Michael Hausman .... first assistant director
Tudor Jones .... second second assistant director
Maura Kelly .... dga trainee
Peter Thorell .... second assistant director
Jason Rody .... second assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Derrick Alford .... shop craftsperson
I. Javier Ameijeiras .... illustrator: UK (as Javier Ameijeiras)
Rand Angelicola .... scenic artist
Michael Auszura .... assistant art director
Mark Bachman .... scenic artist
Pedro Barquin .... stand-by greensman
Tom Berninger .... construction production assistant
Mike Boucher .... set dresser
Jack Brandt .... set dresser
Duncan E. Bryant .... set dresser
Kenneth Brzozowski .... shop craftsperson (as Ken Brzozowski)
Kenny Burke .... best boy construction grip (as Kenneth J. Burke)
Stephen Caldwell .... scenic artist
Yongxi Chen .... scenic artist
Josh Clark .... on-set dresser
John S. Coda .... shop craftsperson (as John Coda)
Cathy J. Colby-Grauer .... scenic artist (as Cathy Colby-Grauer)
Jim Cook .... greens
Robert DiGrigoli .... foreman shop craftsperson
Liza Donatelli .... art department production assistant
Carl Ferrara .... set dresser
Nick Ferrara .... set dresser
Chris Ferraro .... set dresser
Joan Finley .... set dresser
Richard Ford .... key construction electric: New Lebanon
Gordon Gertsen .... greens foreman
Jonathan Graham .... key construction grip
Chris Grano .... set dresser
Sandy Hamilton .... property master
Colt Hausman .... scenic artist
Chris Heaps .... set dresser
Arlo Hoffman .... greens
Jon F. Hopkins .... set dresser (as Jon Hopkins)
John R. Johnston .... shop craftsperson
Brian Jones .... set dresser
Judie Juracek .... scenic artist
Susan Kaufman .... second assistant set decorator
Clifford Klatt .... set dresser (as Cliff Klatt)
Erik Knight .... art department coordinator
Mike Koval .... set dresser
Gordon Krause .... key shop craftsperson (as Gordon S. Krause)
Imogen Lee .... set decoration production assistant
Kevin Leonidas .... set dresser
Todd MacNicholl .... construction grip
Dawn Masi .... graphic designer
Rebecca Meis DeMarco .... assistant set decorator
Nick Miller .... construction coordinator
Timothy Montgomery .... best boy construction grip
Kevin Montgomnery .... construction grip
Frazer Newton .... greens
Mel Noped .... construction grip (as Melvin Noped)
John Pollard .... assistant art director
Raymond Reddy .... shop craftsperson
James Reid .... construction grip
Diane Rich .... scenic artist foreman (as Diane P. Rich)
Helen Ripple .... set dresser
Kevin Roach .... shop craftsperson
Maggie Ryan .... scenic artist
Will Scheck .... greens coordinator
Adam Scher .... assistant art director
Ari David Schwartz .... on-set dresser (as Ari Schwartz)
Lance Shepherd .... key construction electrician: Yonkers
Bruce Swanson .... set dresser
Betsy Tanner .... shop craftsperson
Mike Thompson .... greens
Dick Tice .... leadman
Nell Tivnan .... art department production assistant
Robert Topol .... master scenic artist
M. Tony Trotta .... camera scenic artist
Robert Vaccariello .... foreman shop craftsperson (as Robert A. Vaccariello)
Thomas Walker .... construction grip
Joel Weaver .... assistant property master
Ryan Webb .... assistant property master
Charlie Whitney .... shop craftsperson (as Chuck Whitney)
Daniel Woods .... construction grip
Ioannis Zaptis .... scenic shopperson
Alex DiGerlando .... additional graphic artist (uncredited)
Peter Regnier .... set dresser (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Courtney Bishop .... adr recordist
Marko A. Costanzo .... foley artist (as Marko Costanzo)
Chris Fielder .... first assistant sound editor
Eugene Gearty .... sound re-recording mixer
Eugene Gearty .... supervising sound editor
Dror Gescheit .... re-recordist
Peter Gleaves .... adr mixer
Mark Goodermote .... boom operator
Rick Gould .... adr recordist
Harry Higgins .... re-recordist
Mike Howells .... adr recordist
Kenton Jakub .... adr supervisor
Bobby Johanson .... adr mixer
Drew Kunin .... sound mixer
Avi Laniado .... mix technician
George A. Lara .... foley engineer
Michael Miller .... adr mixer
Reuben Simon .... foley supervisor
Kira Smith .... boom operator
Steve F.B. Smith .... sound consultant: Dolby
Wyatt Sprague .... sound effects editor
Reilly Steele .... sound re-recording mixer
Philip Stockton .... dialogue editor
Philip Stockton .... supervising sound editor
Robert Troeller .... mix technician (as Bob Troeller)
Larry Wineland .... sound effects assistant
Paul Yurt .... sound engineer
Paul Yurt .... systems engineer
Jason Stasium .... Pro Tools operator (uncredited)
Noah Timan .... sound mixer: second unit (uncredited)
Steven Visscher .... foley editor (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Jack Kirshoff .... special effects
Steven Kirshoff .... special effects coordinator (as Syeve Kirshoff)
Devin Maggio .... special effects
Joseph Martin .... special effects
John Stifanich .... on-set special effects (as Jon R. Stifanich)
Harshal Bhujbal .... special effects (uncredited)
Doug Coleman .... special effects technician (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Diwakar Amod .... visual effects production manager: Mr. X
Mathieu Archambault .... digital compositor: Mr. X
Michelle Astrug .... digital compositor: Mr. X
Mandy Au .... lighting: Mr. X
Sarah Barber .... visual effects production manager: Mr. X
Barb Benoit .... digital compositor: Mr. X
Dennis Berardi .... senior visual effects producer: Mr. X
Harshal Bhujbal .... digital compositor: Mr. X
Cheyenne Bloomfield .... visual effects production manager: Mr. X
Dominik Bochenski .... digital compositor: Mr. X
Yashwant Bombe .... digital compositor: Anibrain
Mathew Borrett .... digital matte painter: Mr. X
Wayne Brinton .... digital compositor: Mr. X
Wilson Cameron .... assistant visual effects producer: Mr. X
Zac Campbell .... digital compositor: Mr. X
Kris Carson .... lead compositor: Mr.X
Richard Chiu .... digital compositor: Mr. X
Ovidiu Cinazan .... digital compositor: Mr. X
James Cooper .... digital compositor: Mr. X
Tommaso Corona .... digital compositor: Mr. X
Roberto D'Ippolito .... digital compositor: Mr. X
Anirban Das .... digital compositor: Mr. X
Molle DeBartolo .... digital intermediate qc
Jeremy Dineen .... visual effects animator: Mr. X
Thai Son Doan .... digital compositor: Mr. X
Amélie Dubois .... digital compositor: Mr. X
Danny Duchesneau .... digital compositor: Mr. X
Shaiju Ep .... digital compositor
Nick Fairhead .... digital compositor: Mr. X
Gustavo Fernandes .... lighting: Mr. X
Tommy Gervais .... visual effects production assistant: Mr. X
James M. Goodman .... shader writer: Mr. X (as James Goodman)
Jason Gougeon .... modeling and texturing: Mr. X
Matt Greenwood .... digital compositor: Mr. X
Roopesh Gujar .... visual effects production manager: Mr. X
Bhushan Humbe .... digital compositor: Mr. X
Nitin Jain .... vfx compositor: anibrain
Markus Janner .... scanning and recording: Deluxe New York
Colleen Jenkinson .... visual effects producer: Mr. X
Anna Joukova .... digital compositor: Mr. X
Vikram Kale .... digital compositor: Mr. X
Sameer Kudale .... digital compositor: Mr. X
Yoga Kurniawan .... motion graphic artist
Mike Kwan .... digital compositor: Mr. X
Isabelle Langlois .... visual effects producer: Mr. X
Jackson Li .... modeling and texturing: Mr. X
Alex Lipschultz .... visual effects production assistant
Nikhil Lonkar .... digital compositor: Mr. X
Chris MacKenzie .... smoke artist: Deluxe New York
Nitin Mahajan .... digital compositor: Mr. X
Mel Martin .... visual effects coordinator: Mr. X (as Melanie Martin)
Ken McCuen .... digital matte painter: Mr. X
Claire McLachlan .... digital compositor: Mr. X
Douglas Melville .... visual effects coordinator: Mr. X (as Doug Melville)
Sean Mills .... modeling and texturing: Mr. X
Jesh Murthy .... visual effects production manager: Mr. X (as Jesh Krishna Murthy)
Pete O'Connell .... digital compositor: Mr. X
Hojin Park .... digital compositor: Mr. X
Rob Phillips .... visual effects dailies operator: Nr. X
Jim Price .... shader writer: Mr. X
Sebastien Proulx .... digital compositor: Mr. X
Kevin Quatman .... digital compositor: Mr. X
Dominic Remane .... lighting supervisor: Mr. X
Paul Saint-Hilaire .... digital compositor: Mr. X
Kenny Sales .... digital compositor: Mr. X
Mag Sarnowska .... digital compositor: Mr. X
Vinod Sathe .... digital compositor: Mr. X
Matt Schofield .... digital matte painter: Mr. X
Jerry Seguin .... digital compositor: Mr. X
Carolyn Shelby .... digital compositor: Mr. X
Safia Siad .... visual effects production assistant: Mr. X
Kyle Sim .... digital compositor: Mr. X
Ben Simons .... technical supervisor: Mr. X
Tamara Stone .... digital compositor: Mr. X
Ravindra Tamhankar .... matte painter
Brendan Taylor .... visual effects supervisor: Mr. X
Bridget M. Taylor .... digital compositor: Mr. X (as Bridget Taylor)
Abu Thahir .... digital compositor: Mr. X (as Abu Tahir)
Sebastien Veilleux .... digital compositor
Aaron Weintraub .... pipeline supervisor: Mr.X
Gwen Zhang .... compositor: Mr. X Inc.
Mike Borrett .... visual effects production manager: Mr. X (uncredited)
Branden Bratuhin .... visual effects editor (uncredited)
Mike Duffy .... flame artist: Mr X (uncredited)
David Fix .... senior systems administrator: Mr. X Inc (uncredited)
Parth Ghatge .... visual effects artist (uncredited)
James Takashi Higuchi .... digital artist: Tantrum Visual Effects and Design (uncredited)
Sushil Kalyanshetti .... visual effects artist (uncredited)
Dushyant Kashyap .... visual effects (uncredited)
Jaideep Mohan .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Jessica Nolet .... digital artist (uncredited)
Vishal Rustgi .... rotoscope artist (uncredited)
Pankaj Sonawane .... digital compositor (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Andy Armstrong .... stunts
Norman Douglass .... stunts
Gene Harrison .... stunts (as Eugene Harrison)
Kimberly Shannon Murphy .... stunts
Mick O'Rourke .... stunts
Brian Smyj .... stunt coordinator (as Brian K. Smyj)
Gene Harrison .... additional stunt coordinator (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Matt Balzarini .... second assistant camera: "c" camera
Ethan Borsuk .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Kevin Califano .... grip
Patrick Capone .... director of photography: visual effects
Andrew Cavagnet .... additional video assist
Glenn Davis .... rigging electrician
Julian J. Delacruz .... second assistant camera: "b" camera (as Julian Delacruz)
Jon Delgado .... additional camera operator
Steven Edick .... rigging electrician
David Elwell .... lamp operator
Gene Engels .... chief lighting technician
Colin Felth .... camera production assistant
Stanley Fernandez Jr. .... first assistant camera: "b" camera (as Stanley Fernandez)
Eric Gautier .... camera operator: "a" camera
Kevin Gilligan .... grip
James Gregory .... best boy electric (as Jim Gregory)
Carlos Omar Guerra .... camera operator: "b" camera (as Carlos Guerra)
Carlos Omar Guerra .... steadicam operator (as Carlos Guerra)
Joel Holland .... key video assist operator
Alex Lipschultz .... camera production assistant
Gus Magalios .... best boy grip
Frances 'Buddy' McBride .... rigging gaffer (as Francis J. McBride)
Sean McCardell .... lamp operator
Steve McNally .... lamp operator
Maritza Norr .... camera loader
Lisa Origlieri .... second assistant camera: "c" camera
Billy Patsos .... key rigging grip (as William Patsos)
George Patsos .... key grip
Louis Petraglia .... rigging best boy electric
Christopher Raymond .... first assistant camera: "c" camera
Ralph Rea .... grip
Sonny Rea .... best boy rigging grip
Ken Regan .... still photographer: Camera 5
Chris Reynolds .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Louis Sabat .... dolly grip
Lewis Sadler .... lamp operator
Lance Shepherd .... key construction electric
Kyle Stephens .... basecamp electrician
Phil Testa .... generator operator
Michael Urich .... grip
Ron Waters .... grip (as Ronald Waters)
Mike Yurich .... dolly grip
Jon Delgado .... director of photography: second unit (uncredited)
Richie Ford .... electrician (uncredited)
Fernando Gayesky .... additional camera operator (uncredited)
Fernando Gayesky .... first assistant camera (uncredited)
Michael Grantland .... camera operator (uncredited)
Katie Greaves .... additional film loader (uncredited)
Frank La Frazia .... electrician (uncredited)
Antonio Ponti .... first assistant camera (uncredited)
Guillaume Renberg .... remote camera operator (uncredited)
Eric Robbins .... additional camera operator (uncredited)
 
Animation Department
Saxena Abhishek .... animator: Mr. X (as Abhishek Saxenz)
Dan Carnegie .... animator: Mr. X
Hubert Chan .... animator: Mr. X
Chris De Souza .... animator: Mr. X
Peter Dydo .... animator: Mr. X (as Pete Dydo)
Ethan Lee .... animator: Mr. X
Daniel Mizuguchi .... lead animator: Mr. X
Matt Ralph .... animator: Mr. X
Gavin Soares .... animator: Mr. X
Jim Su .... animator: Mr. X
 
Casting Department
Jolanda Anthony .... extras casting assistant
Ainsley Bartholomew .... extras casting production assistant
Sophia M. Costas .... extras casting
Lois J. Drabkin .... casting associate (as Lois Drabkin)
Shaun Duffy .... extras casting (as Shaun Carroll Duffy)
Matthew Honovic .... casting assistant
Sondra James .... adr voice casting
Spencer Mondshein .... extras casting production assistant
Lindsey Roberts .... extras casting assistant
Dannielle Rose .... extras casting assistant
Robert Wedge .... extras casting production assistant
Leeba Zakharov .... casting associate
Kimberly Ehrlich .... casting intern (uncredited)
Evan Feist .... extras casting assistant (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Ali Abouomar .... wardrobe
Denise Andres .... costumer
Valentina Aulisi .... set costumer
Nina Cinelli .... costumer
Gerald Crawford .... costumer
Charles C. Crutchfield .... costumer (as Chuck Crutchfield)
David Davenport .... costume supervisor
Laura Downing .... costumer
Kevin Draves .... costume supervisor (as J. Kevin Draves)
Nicole Greenbaum .... set costumer
Rebecca Hofherr .... assistant costume designer
Cheryl Kilbourne-Kimpton .... costumer
Joseph La Corte .... costumer
Patrick James Leach .... costume production assistant
Jared B. Leese .... tailor (as Jared Leese)
Briana Desiree Magnifico .... costume production assistant
Meredith Markworth-Pollack .... additional assistant costume designer
David Paulin .... ager/dyer
Jessica Pitcairn .... costume coordinator
Autumn Saville .... additional assistant costume designer
Lauren Schad .... costumer
Michelle Elaine Teague .... costumer (as Michelle Teague)
Jessica Trejos .... costume production assistant
Tina Ulee .... set costumer
Michael Anzalone .... assistant costume designer (uncredited)
Danielle Cadorette .... costume shop co-supervisor (uncredited)
Troy David .... costume ager/dyer (uncredited)
Olivia Mori .... costume shopper (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Leslie Bautsch .... post-production coordinator
Steven Bodner .... digital intermediate dailies colorist (as Steven Bodner Jr.)
Thomas Centrone .... dailies colorist assistant
David Chai .... digital intermediate engineer
Mike Fay .... first assistant editor
Joe Gawler .... digital intermediate colorist
Gardner Gould .... post-production assistant
Duck Grossberg .... digital intermediate data wrangler
Jeff Hocken .... digital intermediate dailies project manager
Kevin Krout .... dailies colorist assistant
Jack Lewars .... digital intermediate assistant
Tim Mullen .... digital intermediate engineer
Frederick R. Northrup .... apprentice editor (as Fred Northrup)
John Potter .... colorist: video mastering
Dave Pultz .... color timer (as David Pultz)
Jacob Robinson .... digital intermediate editor
Jonathan Sanden .... digital intermediate assistant
Catherine Shao .... post-production assistant
Darrell R. Smith .... digital intermediate coordinator
Dale E. Grahn .... color timer (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Christine Bergren .... music legal and clearance
Joe Boyd .... music supervisor
David Krakauer .... musician: klezmer clarinet
Lawrence Manchester .... music engineer
Eric J. Paul .... assistant music editor (as Eric Paul)
Danny Saber .... background music effects
E. Gedney Webb .... music editor
Jim Bruening .... music copyist (uncredited)
Tim Starnes .... auricle programmer (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Tom Baker .... driver: Mr.Lee/production trailer
Kip Bartlett .... picture car assistant
Mike Billamore .... driver: special effects trailer
John Black .... driver: honeywagon
Scott Bucciero .... driver: 15v passenger van #1
William Michael Buckman .... dot dispatcher (as William Mike Buckman)
Joseph Buonocore .... transportation co-captain (as Joseph Buonocore Jr.)
Biffy Cahill .... picture car production assistant
Timothy Carroll .... driver: greens truyck
Andrew B. Collins .... driver: grip trailer (as Andrew Collins)
Ryan Patrick Cooke .... driver: cast trailer (as Ryan Cooke)
Mike Dinartdo .... driver: construction stake
William Espanet .... driver: wardrobe trailer
Roy Fortier .... driver: set dressing truck
Ed Fox .... driver: set decorator van
Junji Itagaki .... picture car mechanic
Dave Kruk .... driver: car carrier
Mike Lamora .... driver: 15 passenger van #2
Herb Lieberz .... driver: Mr. Lee
Mathew Mamola .... driver: camera trailer (as Matt Mamola)
Jerry Moskal .... driver: 15 passenger van #3
Rich O'Connell .... driver: swing truck
Emmanuel Reyes .... driver: catering
Joseph Riso .... driver: haiur/makeup trailer
Philip Schneider .... picture car coordinator
Rueben Tompkins .... driver: prop trailer
James Patrick Whalen Jr. .... transportation captain (as James P. Whalen)
Paul Wiener .... driver: electric trailer
Lewis Zucker .... picture car assistant
Sarah Riggs .... picture car assistant (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Ramona Adair .... set production assistant (as Ramona Murphy-Adair)
Mara Alcaly .... location assistant
Matt Anderson .... office production assistant
Jodi Arneson .... production secretary
Jack Bavaro .... first assistant accountant
Joseph Benedetto .... cook: For Stars Catering
Laura Berning .... location scout
Daniel Bisbing .... film runner
Seth Blackman .... assistant location manager
Scott Bowers .... set production assistant
Whitney Brann .... cook assistant: For Stars Catering
Nico Brugge .... production intern
Cristal Calderon .... set production assistant
Teddy Cecil .... set production assistant
Kevin Cheney .... security coordinator
Kerry Clark .... parking coordinator
Santena Jenaris King Clough .... second assistant accountant (as Santena Jenaris King)
Michael Coast .... production assistant: walkie
Abby Coon .... accounting clerk
Mary Cybulski .... script supervisor
Adam Dudek .... production intern
Ethan Duffy .... office production assistant
John Edmundson .... office production assistant
Guy Efrat .... key assistant location manager
Jonathan Ellis .... first aid
Monica Estrada .... production assistant: first team
Emily Evashevski .... assistant: Mr. Hausman
Nicole Feder .... environmental steward
Kathleen Fellegara .... first aid (as Kathy Fellegara)
Rich Fellegara .... first aid (as Richard Fellegara)
James Ferrera .... unit publicist
Sarah Follett .... location assistant
Michael Fordes .... production intern
Scott Foster .... production assistant: vehicles
Alex Friedman .... production intern
Alexander Friedman .... production intern
Jason Fritz .... location scout
Emily Gannett .... product placement
Jessie Gant .... assistant post accountant
Pedro Garcia .... craft service assistant
Bill Garvey .... location scout
Freddy Germosen .... production assistant: parking/security
Vincent Giarratano .... set production assistant
Chris Gibson .... key set production assistant
Boris Gonsales .... production assistant: parking/security
Joe Guest .... location manager (as Joe C. Guest)
Harold Guskin .... acting coach
Ben Hammer .... cook: For Stars Catering
Michelle Havlicek .... production assistant: parking/security
Ishmael Hendricks .... production assistant: parking/security
Joyce Hsieh .... production accountant
Karen Hudson .... yorkie owner
Harry Israelson .... production intern
Abi Jackson .... unit assistant
JoAnn Fregalette Jansen .... choreographer (as Joann Jensen)
Timothy S. Kane .... set production assistant
Matthew Kania .... pre-production assistant location manager (as Matt Kania)
Ashley Kravitz .... clearance services: Cleared By Ashley
Yana Collins Lehman .... post-production accountant: Trevanna Post
Jesse Liotta .... assistant: Ms. Costas
Tommy Lombardi .... asset production assistant (as Tom Lombardi)
Gerald Lowe .... production assistant: parking/security
Lisa Madden .... second assistant accountant (as Lisa Marie Madden-Corrado)
Casey Madigan .... background production assistant
Steve McAuliff .... quail wrangler: Animal Actors Int.
David M. McGuire .... location scout (as David McGuire)
Sean McMillan .... production assistant: parking/security
Tim Monich .... dialect coach
Robert Noonan .... location assistant
Will O'Dwyer .... accounting clerk
George Michael Peavey .... pilot
Phuong-Thuy Pham .... location assistant
Christine Putnam .... assistant production coordinator
Diego Quirimdunbay .... craft service assistant
Emmanuel Reyes .... cook: For Stars Catering
Bill Richards .... pilot (as William Richards)
Deborah Ricketts .... archival footage
Wilson Rivas .... craft service
Chris Ryan .... set production assistant
Pat Shanahan .... security coordinator
Catherine Shao .... assistant: Mr. Lee
Annalisa Shoemaker .... production intern
David Silver .... historical consultant
Deane Southworth .... production assistant: parking/security
Cari Swanson .... horse trainer
Tessie Tan .... additional payroll
Catherine Teresco .... tutor
Felipe Tewes .... assistant: Mr. Schamus
Lloyd Thomas .... caterer: For Stars Catering
Linda Toon .... payroll accountant
Jill Vaupen .... travel coordinator
Patty Willett .... production coordinator
William G. Wright .... pilot
Rufus Wyer .... unit assistant
Garson Yu .... main titles
Hugo Zepeda .... catering assistant: For Stars Catering
Marcos Bueno .... office production assistant (uncredited)
Abby Eon .... location scout (uncredited)
D.R. Farquharson .... project manager: Deluxe Digital Cinema (uncredited)
Michael M. Franklin .... location assistant (uncredited)
Hannah Grill .... production assistant (uncredited)
Steven Lafferty .... set production assistant (uncredited)
Sean Oliver .... adr loop group (uncredited)
Michael Perilstein .... adr loop group (uncredited)
Carlos David Rivera .... set production intern (uncredited)
Howard Samuelsohn .... dialect coach (uncredited)
Jay Storey .... stand-in (uncredited)
Bill Timoney .... adr loop group (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Jennifer Ahn .... special thanks
Margaret Bodde .... special thanks
Alan Horn .... special thanks
Phil Sauers .... thanks
Martin Scorsese .... thanks
 

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Rated R for graphic nudity, some sexual content, drug use and language
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Argentina:13 | Australia:MA | Canada:14A (Alberta/British Columbia/Manitoba/Ontario) | Canada:G (Quebec) | Germany:6 | Hong Kong:III | Ireland:16 | Ireland:15 (DVD rating) | Japan:R15+ | Mexico:B15 | Netherlands:12 | New Zealand:R16 | Norway:A | Portugal:M/16 | Singapore:R21 | South Korea:18 | Switzerland:12 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:12 (canton of Vaud) | USA:R (certificate #45200)

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According to The Washington Post, screenwriter and producer James Schamus told reporters at the Cannes Film Festival that the biggest challenge in casting extras for the film was to find people "who were not working out all the time, and who still had pubic hair."See more »
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Anachronisms: The song Maggie M'Gill by The Doors was used in one of the scenes. It was not released until 1970 and appeared on the Morrison Hotel album.See more »
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Billy:I remember this hill.
Elliot Tiber:Like "remember" remember or "Vietnam flashback" remember?
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References Topaz (1969)See more »
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One More MileSee more »

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49 out of 66 people found the following review useful.
Getting inside by hovering on the outskirts, 31 August 2009
Author: Chris Knipp from Berkeley, California

Building a sweet coming-of-age comedy around a major American cultural event of the Sixties, 'Taking Woodstock' is lodged on the periphery of the legendary half-million-strong August 1969 "peace and love" rock concert held on Max Yasgur's 600-acre dairy farm near the hamlet of White Lake, in the town of Bethel, New York. While director Ang Lee gives perhaps the most vivid sense on film yet of what it might have been like to witness the event unfolding as a "townee," he approaches it crab-wise, getting inside it by hovering on the outskirts.

In a recent interview with Charlie Rose, Quentin Tarantino remarked at how hackneyed biopics are. He suggested the best way to depict the life of Elvis would be to make a movie about one day in the life -- say, the one when The King walked into Sun Records the first time. Lee takes a similar approach to the enormous muddy happening of August 15-18 1969 (this film is a 40th-anniversary celebration). After all it's been thoroughly covered by documentary filmmakers, and most of the acts were thoroughly filmed and recorded. But 'Taking Woodstock' partly trumps that real footage by depicting how the happening built like an invasion, focusing on some of the locals and the promoters and a couple of the acid heads but never even focusing on the stage at all.

This might sound like a Robert Altman knockoff, but it's really quite different. Lee isn't trying to build up Woodstock through lots of vignettes and pieces. This is more like Tolstoy's vision of the Battle of Waterloo, but instead of the battle itself, the distant noise and tumult is that of a concert with thousands swarmed around it. That's true for a moment or two, at least, and those moments are haunting. But Ang Lee is no Tolstoy (though he did his own peripheral (Civil) war picture in Ride with the Devil). In the end he doesn't focus on the battle at all. Though Lee's young protagonist, Elliot Teichberg (Demetri Martin), a gay Jewish every-youth and the dutiful son of an impoverished middle-aged couple whose decrepit motel has useless pretensions to being a Catskills resort, is depicted as making it all happen by, as head of the minuscule township's Chamber of Commerce, linking up charismatic, bushy-haired young promoter Michael Lang (Jonathan Groff) with enterprising dairyman Max Yasgur (Eugene Levy), Ellie remains a peripheral figure of the concert, not even the witness of any of the 32 acts performed on stage. Ang Lee's new film lacks the somewhat hackneyed solemnity and pretension of his (admittedly far more emotionally powerful) 'Brokeback Mountain' or (much more stylish) 'Lust, Caution,' but his idea of depicting a great event, like Breugel, by magnifying peripheral figures, is a nifty one.

Elliot Teichberg is the main such Breugel figure, but his parents, the long-suffering Jake (Henry Goodman), and the rigid, paranoid Sonia (Imelda Staunton) loom large for him and us, humble laborers who make the crucifixion come to life. So do the damaged but charismatic young Vietnam vet Billy (Emile Hirsch) and Vilma (Liev Schreiber), the drag queen security guard who's a link with Ellie's New York life as a budding interior decorator, and with the Stonewall riots that had happened just a couple weeks earlier when Elliot was in Lower Manhattan. And there are plenty of others, notably the VW Guy (Paul Dano) and VW Girl (Kelli Garner), who start Ellie on a wonderful acid trip in their van, becoming his guides on an introductory tour of psychedelics. Yeah, "you had to be there," but as hackneyed as the Trip trope is, this is a good one: in its details as in its overall approach, 'Taking Woodstock' often succeeds because it doesn't try too hard and is cozy, offhand, and humorous.

The Sixties aren't about heroics or style, but about getting down, smashing barriers, breaking free -- way-stations of the romantic experience and milestones in any coming-of-age. Woodstock didn't really happen on the stage but in the mud and vans and tents, and Lee shows it that way. Its realities also included an insufficient number of Porta Potties, and townspeople raging at Elliot and Max for making the event happen but then charging big fees for cabins or sandwiches or a drink of water. Elliot's own mother is one of these. But then, somebody gets Jake and Sonia high and they dance in the rain. The motorcycle cop comes to do crowd control and ends up wearing a flower and giving rides. It's corny, but it happened. On the other hand, the borderline caricature depictions of Jews, Schreiber's amiable but overly broad transvestite, and even Emile Hirsch's clichéd, if lively, battle-scarred vet, all could have been thought through better.

Broaching such large events even peripherally, Lee and his writers, James Schamus, Elliot Tiber (author of the source memoir) and Tom Monte, arguably do owe us a bit more of the sex, the bad trips, and the music itself -- which can't be left outside the story of a great concert, whether its protagonist got to the stage or not. If you look at the real people -- Michael Lang, for instance -- they were rougher and sexier than anybody in this movie. The images of Elliot Teichberg's coming-of-age are as lightweight as everything else, and in the superficial sketching of his gayness the movie is as bland as the ditsiest biopic. 'Taking Woodstock' is a sweet, gentle, easy take on events. But remember that it's a coming-of-age comedy that happens in the midst of a tumultuous event, and you'll see that the light touch is not invalid. This was not the great Bad Trip concert; it was the great Good Trip concert. And the light touch allows the film to feel comprehensive with delicacy and keep its focus on the young man's sensibility.

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