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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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  (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)

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

Robert Shaw ... 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
Julie Corman .... archive stills
Michael Donaldson .... clearance counsel
Emily Fenster .... production assistant
Brynne Filer .... intern
Izabela Frank .... additional interviews: Oscars
Ted Geddes .... legal services
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
Adelle Walker .... intern
Tom Weaver .... archive stills
Lawrence I. Weinberg .... legal services
Noah Weissman .... intern
Juontel White .... intern
Maxwell Williams .... intern
M.E. 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:
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Did You Know?

Jack Nicholson openly wept for his mentor Roger Corman during filming of this documentary.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 »
Movie Connections:
References A Chorus Line (1985)See more »
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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Roger did it his way!, 23 April 2012
Author: Danny Blankenship from Petersburg, Virginia

True Roger Corman was well before my generation and time of film viewing yet over the years I've read enough about him and watched some of the early Jack Nicholson(my favorite actor) classics to know that Corman is a Hollywood cinema legend. His films were cheap, different and off beat clearly Roger Corman did it his way. From three headed monsters, and cult challenging films of teen rebellion clearly one could say that Roger started a cultural movement. And this documentary "Corman's World:Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel" is a historical and educational look at the life and work of still one living Hollywood legend.

This informative picture shows how that cheap filmmaking and hard quick work would lead Roger to make over 100 films by the year 1967 his films always low budget and cult hits would later help him start his own company New World Pictures. His independent streak was so strong he eventually branched out to drive in raw exploitation female films of the mid 1970's. Most memorable is his start when he meet Jack Nicholson in an acting class and Jack would later become a star after appearing in many of Roger's works. It's nice seeing the interviews on this documentary ranging from legends like Peter Bogdanovich, Joe Dante, Jonathan Demme, Bruce Dern, Peter Fonda, Ron Howard, Eli Roth, Quentin Tarantino, and most of all it's nice to hear the words from Jack in fact Nicholson even gets emotional when speaking about his good friend Roger. It's hard seeing Jack choked up and emotional. Still Corman still works today even though in his 80's he's not slowing down, yet as the film mentioned the births of films like "Star Wars" and "Jaws" made it even more tougher for independent film to have success, but still the underground circuit produces.

Overall well worth a view as this long over due culture legend icon is now getting the respect he deserves this documentary is informative and educational a tribute to one man named Roger Corman who clearly did it his way.

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