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Director:
Writers:
Herbert Golder (written by) &
Werner Herzog (written by)
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Release Date:
8 July 2010 (Portugal) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
The Mystery Isn't Who. But Why.
Plot:
Inspired by a true crime, a man begins to experience mystifying events that lead him to slay his mother with a sword. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Small but classic Herzog See more (45 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Michael Shannon ... Brad Macallam

Willem Dafoe ... Detective Havenhurst

Chloë Sevigny ... Ingrid Gudmundson

Udo Kier ... Lee Meyers

Michael Peña ... Detective Vargas

Grace Zabriskie ... Mrs Macallam

Brad Dourif ... Uncle Ted

Irma P. Hall ... Mrs Roberts (as Irma Hall)

Loretta Devine ... Ms Roberts

Candice Coke ... Officer Slocum

Gabriel Pimentel ... Little Man

Braden Lynch ... Gary

James C. Burns ... Brown

Noel Arthur ... Naval Guard
Julius Morck ... Phil (as Julius Mørck)
Fred Parnes ... Male Bystander

Jesse Rodriguez ... Officer Guarding Tape

Jenn Liu ... Receptionist

Brian Sounalath ... Young Man
Stefan Cap ... Detective (as Stephan Cap)
Douglas Lay ... Chorus Master: The Theatre Inc
Melissa Hamilton ... Chorus Member: The Theatre Inc
Robin Christ ... Chorus Member: The Theatre Inc
Bonnie J. Stone ... Chorus Member: The Theatre Inc
Wendy Savage ... Chorus Member: The Theatre Inc
Diana Sparta ... Chorus Member: The Theatre Inc
Andres Torres ... Chorus Member: The Theatre Inc
Branca Chapman ... Chorus Member: The Theatre Inc
Joseph Ramos ... Lieutenant, San Diego Police Department S.W.A.T Team
Don Dolezal ... Sergeant, San Diego Police Department S.W.A.T Team
Keith Lucas ... Sergeant, San Diego Police Department S.W.A.T Team
Ken Impellizeri ... Sergeant, San Diego Police Department S.W.A.T Team

Dave Bautista ... Officer, San Diego Police Department S.W.A.T Team (as David Bautista)
Darby Darrow ... Officer, San Diego Police Department S.W.A.T Team
Jerome Joaquin ... Officer, San Diego Police Department S.W.A.T Team
Tony Lessa ... Officer, San Diego Police Department S.W.A.T Team
Anthony Morasco ... Officer, San Diego Police Department S.W.A.T Team
Timothy Peterson ... Officer, San Diego Police Department S.W.A.T Team
Brad Pickett ... Officer, San Diego Police Department S.W.A.T Team
Jason Scott ... Officer, San Diego Police Department S.W.A.T Team
Steve Spurlock ... Officer, San Diego Police Department S.W.A.T Team (as Steven Spurlock)
Robert Rude ... Officer, San Diego Police Department S.W.A.T Team
David Speck ... Officer, San Diego Police Department S.W.A.T Team
Mark Willhelm ... Officer, San Diego Police Department S.W.A.T Team
Matthew Zdunich ... Officer, San Diego Police Department S.W.A.T Team
Mark Zdunich ... Officer, San Diego Police Department S.W.A.T Team
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Brady Abbott ... Boy in Wheelchair (uncredited)
Eric Bassett ... Man at Piano (uncredited)
Herbert Golder ... Man with Breathing Mask (uncredited)
Teresa Hardisty ... Shushing Woman at Theater (uncredited)
Lena Herzog ... Woman Photographing Basketball (uncredited)
James Lacey ... Man in Theater (uncredited)
Ernst Reijseger ... Cellist - The Theatre Inc (uncredited)
Stephen Tompkins ... Emergency Medical Technician (uncredited)
Frank C. Wells ... Pizza Delivery Man (uncredited)

Reed Willard ... CSI Investigator (uncredited)

Directed by
Werner Herzog 
 
Writing credits
Herbert Golder (written by) &
Werner Herzog (written by)

Produced by
Jimmy Balodimas .... co-executive producer
Eric Bassett .... producer
Herbert Golder .... associate producer
Bingo Gubelmann .... executive producer
Benji Kohn .... executive producer
David Lynch .... executive producer
Giulia Marletta .... co-executive producer
Ken Meyer .... co-executive producer
Julius Morck .... executive producer (as Julius Mørck)
Stian Morck .... executive producer (as Stian Mørck)
Chris Papavasiliou .... executive producer
Jeff Rice .... executive producer
Ali Rounaghi .... executive producer
Jack Sojka .... line producer
Rick Spalla .... co-producer
Austin Stark .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Ernst Reijseger 
 
Cinematography by
Peter Zeitlinger (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Joe Bini 
Omar Daher 
 
Casting by
Jenny Jue 
Johanna Ray 
 
Production Design by
Danny Caldwell 
 
Costume Design by
Mikel Padilla 
 
Makeup Department
Felicia Dechristian .... assistant makeup artist
Juyoun 'Ivy' Hong .... hair stylist assistant
Juyoun 'Ivy' Hong .... makeup artist assistant
James Lacey .... makeup department head (as James Lacy)
Stephanie Rollison .... assistant makeup artist
Tricia Sawyer .... additional makeup artist
Cathi Singh .... assistant makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Ulrich Bergfelder .... unit manager: Peru
Jack Sojka .... unit production manager
Oscar Veytia .... unit manager: Mexico
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ian Calip .... second second assistant director
John T. Churchill .... first assistant director
Anneke Scott .... second second assistant director
Frank Tignini .... second assistant director (as Francesco Tignini)
 
Art Department
Tyson Estes .... set dresser
Vera Haddaway .... art department assistant (as Vera Hallaway)
Tim Ott .... prop master
Brian Pettitt .... graphic artist
 
Sound Department
Greg Agalsoff .... production sound mixer
Alex Bushe .... audio sync
David A. Cohen .... dialogue editor
Ronald Eng .... sound re-recording mixer (as Ron Eng)
Ronald Eng .... supervising sound editor (as Ron Eng)
Luke Gibleon .... additional sound editor
Dean Hurley .... sound re-recording mixer
Dean Hurley .... supervising sound editor
Mark Jennings .... boom operator
Willard Overstreet .... sound effects editor
Robin Harlan .... foley artist (uncredited)
Klint Macro .... commentary re-recordist (uncredited)
Sarah Monat .... foley artist (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Chris F. Woods .... visual effects producer: Cinemapixel (as Christopher Francis Woods)
Chris F. Woods .... visual effects supervisor: Cinemapixel (as Christopher Francis Woods)
Jason Michael Zimmerman .... compositing artist: Cinemapixel
 
Camera and Electrical Department
John Baron .... electrician
Brant Beland .... electrician
Brad Elsey .... electrician
Greg Flores .... best boy grip (as Gregory Flores)
Lena Herzog .... still photographer
Paul Lambiase .... dolly grip
Guy Livneh .... chief lighting technician
Dan Malkovich .... grip
Keith Mentze .... best boy grip
Ari Robbins .... steadicam operator
Loren Savitsky .... electrician
Bruno Schiebel .... camera assistant
Erik Söllner .... camera operator
Michael Valenzuela .... grip (as Mike Valenzuela)
Jonathan Wenstrup .... assistant chief lighting
Bryan Gilbert .... key grip (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Kristy Brooks .... wardrobe assistant
Kelly Brown .... wardrobe assistant
James D. Clayton .... wardrobe assistant
Lindsey Friedman .... wardrobe assistant
 
Editorial Department
Steve Johnson .... color timer: Cinemapixel
Tobias Rogers .... conforming editor: Cinemapixel
Chris F. Woods .... digital intermediate producer: Cinemapixel (as Christopher Francis Woods)
Chris F. Woods .... digital intermediate supervisor: Cinemapixel (as Christopher Francis Woods)
 
Music Department
Sandip Bhattacharya .... musician: tabla
Sandip Bhattacharya .... musician: voice
Luciano Biondini .... musician: accordion
The Ernst Reijseger Ensemble .... musicians
Harmen Fraanje .... musician: piano
Philipp Heck .... music recording engineer
Djoeke Klijzing .... musician: cello
Julie Laderach .... musician: cello (as Julie Läderach)
Bonno Lange .... musician: cello
Alan Purves .... musician: percussion (as Alan 'Gunga' Purves)
Ernst Reijseger .... musician: cello
Mola Sylla .... musician: voice
Mariko Takahashi .... executive music producer
Tom Van Lent .... musician: cello
Adrian Von Ripka .... music mixing and editing engineer
Stefan Winter .... music producer
Annette Fradera .... music clearance (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Brad Elsey .... driver
Kerri Foster .... driver
Omar Gaieck .... driver (as Omar Galieck)
Brett Hundley .... driver
Ned LaGrotta .... transportation coordinator
Carolyn Matteo .... driver
 
Other crew
Rosemarie Anthony .... studio teacher
Jamie Arizaga .... craft service
Martha Artega .... caterer (as Martha Arteaga)
Shawn Bisi .... assistant: Mr. Herzog
Carly Bodmer .... production facilities manager
Carol A. Compton .... script clearance: IndieClear
Oscar Corrales .... caterer
Christiane Covington .... script supervisor
Scott Davis .... animal trainer
Ryan Dean .... production assistant
Mary Decaro .... assistant to producer
Brett Doogan .... caterer
Kathy England .... insurance agent: Taylor and Taylor Associates
Nathan Ferguson .... craft service
Lindsey Friedman .... craft service
Jake Gross .... production assistant
Phillip Limas .... production accountant
Reid Meloy .... consultant: forensic psychology (as J. Reid Meloy)
Ken Meyer .... legal services
Tom O'Connor .... caterer
Chris Pollard .... animal trainer (as Christopher Pollard)
Thomas Sbrega .... production assistant
Chris Smernes .... production coordinator
Tammy Soto .... insurance agent: Taylor and Taylor Associates
Michael Spencer .... media manager
Frank C. Wells .... location manager (as Frank Wells)
Kevin Zelman .... key production assistant
Dylan Bergstrom .... production assistant (uncredited)
Omar Gaieck .... production assistant (uncredited)
Brett Hundley .... production assistant (uncredited)
Isaac Rubio .... production assistant (uncredited)
Frank C. Wells .... location scout (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Christopher Bartholomew .... special thanks: Best Western Island Palms Hotel & Marina - San Diego
Christiane Covington .... in memory of
Stephen Esposito .... special thanks
John Hardisty .... special thanks
Teresa Hardisty .... special thanks
Fraya Hopster .... special thanks
Kathy McCurdy .... special thanks: San Diego Film Commission
Hunter Moskowitz .... in memory of
Stephanie Nelson .... special thanks
Doug Osborne .... special thanks: OK Corral Ostrich Farm
Loren J. Samons II .... special thanks
Jerry Sanders .... special thanks (as Mayor Jerry Sanders)
Loren Savitsky .... in memory of
Stephen Scully .... special thanks
José Koechlin von Stein .... special thanks: Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel
Allen Wichard .... special thanks
Margie Wichard .... special thanks
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for some language
Runtime:
91 min
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Aspect Ratio:
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Certification:
Canada:14A (Ontario) | Finland:K-11 (2011) (video rating) | Netherlands:16 (Blu-ray rating) | Netherlands:12 (DVD rating) | Portugal:M/16 (Qualidade) | Singapore:PG13 | UK:15 (DVD) | USA:R (certificate #46189)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Many of the cast and crew on The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call - New Orleans (2009) reunited with director Werner Herzog to produce this film. Major examples include actors Michael Shannon, Brad Dourif and Irma P. Hall, cinematographer Peter Zeitlinger, and editor Joe Bini.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: In the escalator scene, which takes place in Calgary but which was filmed at the San Diego Convention Center, one can clearly see a row of palm trees outside.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Detective Vargas:Do you want me to take the wheel Hank?
Detective Hank Havenhurst:No, no - it's no problem. I've driven halfway across the country with one hand.
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Soundtrack:
Tunnel of TimeSee more »

FAQ

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What was wrong with Brad?
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66 out of 86 people found the following review useful.
Small but classic Herzog, 14 December 2009
Author: strausbaugh from NYC

OK, maybe you have to be a Herzog fan to get this one. In its small and quiet way it's a classic Herzogian study of visionary madness and obsession, played out this time with mordant irony against the blandness of suburban San Diego. Brad, a brooding man-child who lives with his mom, gradually goes nuts, saying and doing increasingly unhinged (and funny) things to his clueless loved ones, played by goofy character actors like Udo Kier, Grace Zabriskie and Chloe Sevigny. Willem Dafoe plays the equally clueless detective called in when Brad, inevitably, explodes in a single (off-screen) act of violence. All the usual Herzog flourishes are here, though often played small: odd animals, oddball people, grimly threatening nature, useless bureaucratic procedures, civilization and its hapless inhabitants struggling to maintain order and etiquette in the face of the world's natural madness, violence and chaos. It's a wacky, Herzogian comedy of manners, very much in the tradition of many of his films from Dwarfs through Stroszek to Grizzly Man. If you like Herzog you'll probably like it; if not, maybe not.

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