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Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel -- A documentary on DIY producer/director Roger Corman and his alternative approach to making movies in Hollywood.
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Some Men Dream of Conquering the World. Roger Corman Created His Own.
A documentary on DIY producer/director Roger Corman and his alternative approach to making movies in Hollywood. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Paul W.S. Anderson ... Himself
Allan Arkush ... Himself

Eric Balfour ... Himself

Paul Bartel ... Himself (archive footage)

Peter Bogdanovich ... Himself

Bob Burns ... Himself

David Carradine ... Himself
Gene Corman ... Himself
Julie Corman ... Herself

Roger Corman ... Himself

Joe Dante ... Himself

Jonathan Demme ... Himself

Robert De Niro ... Himself

Bruce Dern ... Himself
Frances Doel ... Herself

Peter Fonda ... Himself

Pam Grier ... Herself
Jonathan Haze ... Himself

George Hickenlooper ... Himself

Ron Howard ... Himself

Gale Anne Hurd ... Herself

Irvin Kershner ... Himself
Todd McCarthy ... Himself

Dick Miller ... Himself

Jack Nicholson ... Himself
Polly Platt ... Herself

Eli Roth ... Himself

John Sayles ... Himself

Jonathan Kaplan ... Himself (archive footage)

Martin Scorsese ... Himself

William Shatner ... Himself

Tom Sherak ... Himself

Penelope Spheeris ... Herself

Quentin Tarantino ... Himself

Gary J. Tunnicliffe ... Himself (as Gary Tunnicliffe)

Mary Woronov ... Herself
Jim Wynorski ... Himself

Ingmar Bergman ... Himself (archive footage)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Paul Blaisdell ... (archive footage)

Susan Cabot ... (archive footage)
Antony Carbone ... (archive footage)

Myrna Fahey ... (archive footage)
Richard Garland ... (archive footage)

Charles B. Griffith ... Audrey Junior (voice) (archive footage)

Allison Hayes ... (archive footage)
Betsy Jones-Moreland ... (archive footage)

John Kerr ... (archive footage)

Anne Kimbell ... (archive footage)
Barboura Morris ... (archive footage)
William Roerick ... (archive footage)

Lee Van Cleef ... (archive footage)
Stuart Wade ... (archive footage)

Billy Barty ... The Imp (archive footage) (uncredited)

Charles Bronson ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

George Chakiris ... Bernardo (archive footage) (uncredited)

Francis Ford Coppola ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

David Crosby ... Himself (uncredited)

Mark Damon ... Philip Winthrop (archive footage) (uncredited)

Richard Dreyfuss ... Matt Hooper (archive footage) (uncredited)
Bjarni Gautur ... The Toxic Avenger (uncredited)

Merv Griffin ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Tom Hanks ... Himself (uncredited)

Catherine Hardwicke ... Herself (uncredited)

Monte Hellman ... Himself (uncredited)

Dennis Hopper ... Max (archive footage) (uncredited)

Clint Howard ... Himself (uncredited)

Tommy Lee Jones ... Coley Blake (archive footage) (uncredited)

Boris Karloff ... Dr. Scarabus (archive footage) (uncredited)

Lloyd Kaufman ... Himself (uncredited)

Harvey Keitel ... Charlie (archive footage) (uncredited)

John F. Kennedy ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Robert F. Kennedy ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Martin Luther King ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

David Letterman ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

George Lucas ... Himself (uncredited)
R.A. The Rugged Man ... R.A. the Rugged Man (uncredited)

Yvette Mimieux ... Dinah Hunter (archive footage) (uncredited)
Bryan Norton ... Himself (uncredited)

Kevin O'Neill ... Himself (uncredited)

Vincent Price ... Various Roles (archive footage) (uncredited)

Marky Ramone ... Himself (uncredited)

Mickey Rooney ... Andy Hardy (archive footage) (uncredited)
Paul Ryan ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Roy Scheider ... Chief Martin Brody (archive footage) (uncredited)

Robert Shaw ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Tom Snyder ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Steven Spielberg ... Himself (uncredited)

Sylvester Stallone ... Machine Gun Joe Viterbo (archive footage) (uncredited)

Joan Taylor ... Anne LeBeau (archive footage) (uncredited)

Mamie Van Doren ... Moana (archive footage) (uncredited)

Directed by
Alex Stapleton 
Writing credits
Alex Stapleton (by)

Produced by
Gina Amador .... post-production producer
Mickey Barold .... producer
Christopher Brumder .... co-executive producer
William Brumder .... co-executive producer
Robert DeBitetto .... executive producer
Stone Douglass .... producer
Izabela Frank .... producer
Jeff Frey .... producer (as Jeffrey Frey)
Maggie Janes .... associate producer
Josh Levin .... executive producer (as Joshua Ray Levin)
Richard Lim .... executive producer (as Rich Lim)
Gregory Locklear .... associate producer
Taylor Materne .... executive producer
Jared Moshe .... executive producer
Polly Platt .... executive producer
Rob Sharenow .... executive producer (as Robert Sharenow)
Alex Stapleton .... producer
Leigh Stephenson .... associate producer
Molly Thompson .... executive producer
Antonio Von Hildebrand .... executive producer
Original Music by
Cinematography by
Patrick Simpson 
Film Editing by
Victor Livingston  (as Victor Livinston)
Philip Owens 
Production Design by
Ben Hurand (design)
Amanda Tsoukaneus (design)
Art Direction by
Ben Hurand 
Sound Department
Chris Adams .... additional sound mixer
Luke Bechthold .... re-recording mixer
Jeremy Brill .... additional sound mixer
Gabriel Cyr .... additional sound mixer
Brandon Kubisen .... additional sound mixer
Scott Moore .... additional sound mixer
Mark Patino .... production sound mixer
Kyle Schember .... supervising sound editor
Ryan Stuit .... sound designer
Visual Effects by
Micah Gallo .... digital intermediate executive producer
Bryan Halcott .... animation
Tyler A. Hawes .... digital intermediate colorist (as Tyler Hawes)
Ben Hurand .... animation
Andrew Kinsler .... animation
Gustavo Mendes .... digital intermediate conform editor
Scott Purdy .... digital intermediate producer
Amanda Tsoukaneus .... animation
Camera and Electrical Department
Adam Blake Finer .... additional camera
Matthew J. Lloyd .... additional camera
Seth Margolin .... additional camera
Andar Sawyers .... additional camera
Alex Stapleton .... additional camera
Editorial Department
Anders Bramsen .... additional editing
Alex Bushe .... assistant editor
Seana Carroll .... additional assistant editing
Sean Fawcett .... assistant editor
Chris Figler .... co-editor
Brad Goodman .... post-production consultant
Oliver Hecks .... co-editor (as Oli Hecks)
Michael Melahouris .... assistant editor
Fulvio Valsangiacomo .... additional editing
Music Department
Peter Afterman .... music consultant
Louis Arlette .... score engineer
Christopher Brooks .... additional music editor
Richard Henderson .... music editor
Alison Litton .... associate music supervisor
Bryon Rickerson .... additional music editor
Margaret Yen .... music supervisor
Other crew
Babatunde Akinloye .... production assistant
Van Alpert .... intern
Danny Alvarado .... production assistant
Bas Beukema .... production assistant
Graham Bowlin .... production assistant
Bradford Brillowski .... production assistant
Bob Burns .... archive stills
Eric Caidin .... interview subject
Julie Corman .... archive stills
Michael Donaldson .... clearance counsel
Emily Fenster .... production assistant
Brynne Filer .... intern
Izabela Frank .... additional interviews: Oscars
Ted F. Gerdes .... legal services (as Ted Geddes)
Rance Howard .... archive stills
Maggie Janes .... production coordinator
Cheryl L. Johnson .... archival research (as Cheryl Johnson)
Kaipo Jones .... end credits
Ray Katz .... production assistant
Kevin Kirner .... intern
Corbin Larson .... intern
Stephen Monas .... legal & business affairs
Annie Montgomery .... intern
Ellen Mulligan .... archival research assistant
Jack Price .... intern
Irwin M. Rappaport .... legal services
Donna Roth .... archive stills
Leigh Stephenson .... office coordinator
Jesse Threatt .... production assistant
Anthony Timpone .... interview subject (as Tony Timpone)
Adelle Walker .... intern
Tom Weaver .... archive stills
Lawrence I. Weinberg .... legal services
Noah Weissman .... intern
Juontel White .... intern
Maxwell Williams .... intern
M. Willis .... production assistant (as Emei Willis)
Lou Arkoff .... thanks
Graydon Carter .... thanks
Joe Dante .... thanks
Stephen Dickstein .... thanks
Tom Hanks .... thanks
Frank Henenlotter .... thanks (as Frank Hennonlotter)
Clint Howard .... thanks
Rance Howard .... thanks
Sally Kirkland .... thanks
Traci Lords .... thanks
Richard Matheson .... thanks
Mark Thomas McGee .... thanks
Bryan Norton .... special thanks
Brett Ratner .... thanks
Donna Roth .... thanks
Talia Shire .... thanks
Nancy Sinatra .... thanks
James Wan .... thanks
Tom Weaver .... thanks
Leigh Whannell .... thanks
Crew believed to be complete

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Additional Details

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Rated R for some violent images, nudity and language
USA:95 min | Germany:86 min | France:125 min (Cannes Film Festival)
Aspect Ratio:
1.78 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

While Jack Nicholson was being interviewed about his association with Roger Corman, he was so overcome with emotion recalling how much Corman had done for his career during Nicholson's early days in Hollywood that he broke down and began crying.See more »
Allan Arkush:[Discussing film 'Hot Box' 1972] Roger will just say exploitation pictures don't need plots. They need sensational things like girls shooting Filipinos out of trees. That works.See more »
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5 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Excellent Tribute to Roger Corman, 31 March 2012
Author: Michael_Elliott from Louisville, KY

Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel (2011)

**** (out of 4)

Exceptionally well-made and entertaining documentary taking a look at the career of Roger Corman, the man who turned out some of the cheapest but most successful films out there but perhaps more importantly are the number of talented people he gave jobs to. You can see how much Corman done for others just by seeing the number of people who turned out to be interviewed for this film. Just a few of the names include Jack Nicholson, Martin Scorsese, Joe Dante, David Carradine, Ron Howard, Peter Bogdanovich, Robert DeNiro, Paul W.S. Anderson, Gene Corman, Jonathan Hale, Dick Miller, John Sayles, Bob Burns, Jonathan Demme, William Shatner, Polly Platt, Peter Fonda, Bruce Dern, Pam Grier and others. Considering how many films Corman has been involved with over the decades it's really amazing how much they got into this 90-minute movie. The documentary is broken into various periods including Corman's directing years, the "young" talent taking over, the exploitation of the 70s, JAWS and STAR WARS killing business and then the home video market. Fans of Corman and all the filmmakers he discovered are really going to enjoy all of the stories here. When I heard they were making a documentary on Corman I was a little worried that they wouldn't be able to capture everything but the filmmakers actually do that. I was really shocked at how much information they crammed into the picture and it was great hearing from so many people that you don't normally get to hear from. With this I'm really thinking of Nicholson who simply doesn't do many interviews. He talks about his first film THE CRY BABY KILLER, makes fun of THE TERROR and eventually breaks down when talking about what Corman means to him. Even Bogdanovich finally talks about his early work including Corman buying a Russian movie and then hiring him as "director" to add a few scenes with women. There are countless clips shown throughout the movie and by the time it's over you really want to go out and rent all of them to enjoy all over again. CORMAN'S WORLD: EXPLOITS OF A Hollywood REBEL is an excellent look at low-budget filmmaking and the man who pretty much invented his own genre.

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