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Crazy Heart -- An aging country singer finds redemption and romance with a beautiful journalist who discovers the man behind the musician.
Crazy Heart -- Trailer for the new film Crazy Heart, starring Jeff Bridges, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Colin Farrell and Robert Duvall.
Crazy Heart -- Clip: What's your real name?
Crazy Heart -- Interview: T-Bone Burnette "On the authenticity of how musicians are portrayed in the film"
Crazy Heart -- Scott Cooper, T. Bone Burnett and Ryan Bingham discuss the theme of Crazy Heart.


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Writers (WGA):
Scott Cooper (written by)
Thomas Cobb (novel)
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Release Date:
5 February 2010 (USA) See more »
The harder the life, the sweeter the song.
A faded country music musician is forced to reassess his dysfunctional life during a doomed romance that also inspires him. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Won 2 Oscars. Another 36 wins & 22 nominations See more »
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Jeff Bridges ... Bad Blake

James Keane ... Manager
Anna Felix ... Barmaid

Paul Herman ... Jack Greene

Tom Bower ... Bill Wilson

Ryan Bingham ... Tony

Beth Grant ... Jo Ann

Rick Dial ... Wesley Barnes

Maggie Gyllenhaal ... Jean Craddock

Debrianna Mansini ... Ann
Jerry Handy ... Cowboy (as Jerry Hardy)

Jack Nation ... Buddy

Ryil Adamson ... Ralphie

J. Michael Oliva ... Bear (as J. Michael 'Yak' Oliva)

David Manzanares ... Nick

Colin Farrell ... Tommy Sweet
Chad Brummett ... Young Guy
Jose Jacinto Marquez ... Older Hispanic Man (as Jose Marquez)
LeAnne Lynch ... Nurse (as Le Anne Lynch)
William Marquez ... Doctor

Robert Duvall ... Wayne
Richard W. Gallegos ... Jesus / Juan (as Richard Gallegos)

Brian Gleason ... Steven Reynolds

Harry Zinn ... Bartender

Josh Berry ... Security Guard

William Sterchi ... Pat
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Valerie Adams ... Rehab Patient / Driver (uncredited)
Chris Bentley ... Record Company Executive (uncredited)
Derek Blakeney ... Concert Patron / Security Guard / Mall Patron (uncredited)
Cade Borek ... Restaurant Twin (uncredited)
Luke Borek ... Restaurant Twin (uncredited)

Tina Borek ... Woman in Restaurant (uncredited)
Steven Ray Byrd ... Tommy Sweet Security (uncredited)

Annie Corley ... Donna (uncredited)
Chad DeGroot ... Roadie (uncredited)

Hayley Derryberry ... Fan Taking Photo (uncredited)

John H. Euber ... Rehab patient (uncredited)
Jeffrey Feingold ... Dirk - Singer (uncredited)
Cliff Gravel ... Studio Executive (uncredited)
Cynthia Lee ... Office Worker (uncredited)
Beth Lucero ... Mall Patron (uncredited)
Michael Neal Powell ... Bar Patron / Bowler (uncredited)
David T. Quan ... Mall Business Person (uncredited)

J. Nathan Simmons ... Tommy Sweet Roadie (uncredited)
Blake Williams ... Bar Patron (uncredited)

Directed by
Scott Cooper 
Writing credits
Scott Cooper (written by)

Thomas Cobb (novel "Crazy Heart")

Produced by
Leslie Belzberg .... executive producer
Eric Brenner .... executive producer
Jeff Bridges .... executive producer
T Bone Burnett .... producer
Judy Cairo .... producer
Rob Carliner .... producer
Scott Cooper .... producer
Robert Duvall .... producer
Gina Scheerer .... associate producer
Michael A. Simpson .... executive producer
Alton Walpole .... line producer
Original Music by
Stephen Bruton 
T Bone Burnett 
Cinematography by
Barry Markowitz (director of photography)
Film Editing by
John Axelrad 
Jeffrey Ford 
Casting by
Lindsay Graham 
Mary Vernieu 
Production Design by
Waldemar Kalinowski 
Art Direction by
Ben Zeller 
Set Decoration by
Carla Curry 
Costume Design by
Doug Hall 
Makeup Department
Enid Arias .... hair stylist
Tarra D. Day .... department head makeup artist (as Tarra Day)
Mary Hedges Lampert .... hair stylist (as Mary Lampert)
Jennifer Santiago .... key hair stylist (as Jennifer A. Santiago)
Geordie Sheffer .... department head hair stylist
Sheila Trujillo-Gomez .... key makeup artist
Danlee Winegar .... makeup artist (as Danlee A. Winegar)
Production Management
Dawn Todd Curfman .... production supervisor (as Dawn Todd)
Alton Walpole .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Sarah Lemon .... second second assistant director (as Sarah B. Lemon)
Chemen Ochoa .... key second assistant director (as Chemen A. Ochoa)
Kaaren F. Ochoa .... first assistant director (as Kaaren Ochoa)
Marcia Woske .... additional second second assistant director (as Marcia A. Woske)
Art Department
Wil Albarez .... set dresser
Eric Arellanes .... general foreman
David D. Baumann .... property master
Patrick Boyles .... paint gang boss
Doug Butts .... welder
Shawn Caffrey .... propmaker
Thomas L. Caldwell .... greens foreman
Lance Cheatham .... set dresser
Ralph Diaz .... painter
Steven Fode .... laborer
Chris Gallegos .... propmaker (as Chris J. Gallegos)
Lyn Gawron .... art department coordinator
Linda R. Gore .... set dresser
Doug Gray .... propmaker
Graham Griswold .... set dresser
Paul Harman .... sign writer
Jean Harrison .... art department intern
Mary Holyoke .... buyer
Richard Hughes .... set dresser
Mari Kempes .... art department intern
Christopher Martin .... key greens
Jose Mendoza .... painter (as Jose L. Mendoza)
Jesus A. Murillo .... painter (as Jesus Antonio Murillo)
Randy Ortega .... paint foreman (as Randy E. Ortega)
Scott Plunket .... set dresser
Macario Rivera .... paint foreman
Nicole Sahd .... painter
David Lee Servoss .... set dresser (as David Servoss)
Randy Severs .... propmaker
Phil Shirey .... leadman
Juan Souter .... set dresser
David Thompson .... set dresser (as David J. Thompson)
Lawrence Tolle .... assistant property master
Angelo Tomarchio .... propmaker
David Trujillo .... set dresser
Robert P. Trujillo .... set dresser (as Robert Trujillo)
Alfredo Ventura .... painter
Robert A. Vigil .... labor foreman (as Robert Vigil)
Gina Zaritsky .... graphic artist
Colin Zaug .... on-set dresser
Carl Zeller .... construction coordinator
Evelyn Zeller .... draper (as Evelyn Rios Zeller)
Sound Department
Rick Alexander .... additional sound mixer (as Richard Alexander)
Rick Alexander .... dialogue editor (as Richard Alexander)
Robert Althoff .... sound recordist
Paul Aulicino .... sound effects editor
Gregg Barbanell .... foley artist
Joe Barnett .... sound re-recording mixer
Todd Beckett .... additional sound mixer
Bayard Carey .... production sound mixer
Patrick Cusack .... additional sound effects editor
Patrick Cusack .... assistant sound editor
Andrew DeCristofaro .... supervising sound designer
Andrew DeCristofaro .... supervising sound editor
Paula Fairfield .... supervising sound designer
Paula Fairfield .... supervising sound editor
Kimberly Jimenez .... additional audio support
Jesse Johnstone .... sound recordist
Rick Kline .... sound re-recording mixer
Jeff Knudsen .... boom operator
Carla Murray .... sound effects editor
Nancy Nugent .... dialogue editor (as Nancy Nugent Title)
Michael Payne .... sound effects editor
Troy Porter .... adr mixer
Zac Sneesby .... utility sound
Patrick Stoltz .... additional audio support (as Pat Stoltz)
John C. Stuver .... dialogue editor
Lucy Sustar .... foley mixer
Mathew Waters .... sound re-recording mixer
Russell Farmarco .... adr editor (uncredited)
Justin Herman .... sound mix technician (uncredited)
Pamela Kahn .... foley artist (uncredited)
Jason Oliver .... adr recordist (uncredited)
John Soukup .... sound transfer (uncredited)
Greg Zimmerman .... adr recordist (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Brett Cole .... special effects technician
Scott Hastings .... special effects coordinator
Joel Hobbie .... special effects technician
Danny Maldanado .... special effects foreman
Mike Rogers .... special effects technician
Adam Rosen .... special effects technician
Dusty Webb .... special effects technician
Loyd Catlett .... stunt player (as Lloyd Catlett)
Edward A. Duran .... stunt player (as Ed Duran)
Al Goto .... stunt coordinator
Russell Solberg .... stunt coordinator
Laurence Chavez .... utility stunts (uncredited)
Edward A. Duran .... utility stunts (uncredited)
John Koyama .... stunts (uncredited)
Mark Rayner .... stunts (uncredited)
Russell Solberg .... stunt double: Jeff Bridges (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Troy Anderson .... lighting technician (as Troy K. Anderson)
Liza Bambenek .... second assistant camera
Free Bear .... video assist
Chip Byrd .... first assistant camera
Greg Byrd .... camera production assistant
Beau Chaput .... steadicam operator
Morgan Davis .... grip
Dwight Dollins .... grip
Harland Espeset .... grip
Tobin Espeset .... grip
Ryan Eustis .... second assistant camera
Frank Eyers .... video playback
David Hammer .... technocrane technician
Ian Hanna .... grip (as Ian J. Hanna)
Greg Hewett .... key grip
Trevor Howe .... best boy grip
Trevor Howe .... key rigging grip
Aubrey Husar .... grip
Jack C. Jones .... lighting technician
Steve Jones .... lighting technician (as Steve B. Jones)
Kurt Kornemann .... crane operator
Frank Larson .... loader
Steven Litecky .... chief lighting technician
Lynn Lockwood .... camera operator
Jonathan N. Lutes .... grip
Sean Mallon .... best boy electric
Brian Malone .... best boy rigging grip
Barry Markowitz .... camera operator
Lea E. Miller .... grip
Taylor Myers .... camera production assistant
Lee Nakagawa .... lighting technician
Lorey Sebastian .... unit still photographer
Josh Steinberg .... dolly grip
Jim Threadgill .... best boy rigging grip (as James Threadgill)
Timothy N. Walker .... first assistant camera
Dale Glenn Waseta .... key video assist
Cody West .... grip
Sean Wright .... grip
Elizabeth Cash .... second assistant camera (uncredited)
Justin Hartery .... second assistant camera: "b" camera (uncredited)
Casting Department
Karin Aragon .... extras casting assistant (as Karin M. Aragon)
Jo Edna Boldin .... casting: New Mexico
Lindsay Graham .... casting associate: Los Angeles
Tina Kerr .... extras casting
Marie A. Kohl .... casting associate: New Mexico
Hannah Macpherson .... casting assistant: New Mexico (as Hannah MacPherson)
Joe Cappelletti .... adr voice casting (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Aleah Ames .... key set costumer
Nancy Ceo .... assistant costume designer (as Nancea Ceo)
Michelle Duval .... set costumer
Jennifer Gingery .... set costumer
Hillary Higgins .... wardrobe production assistant (as Hillary A. Higgins)
Cherlyn Schaefer .... set costumer
Rosanna Dill .... wardrobe production assistant (uncredited)
Suzanne Scott .... costume assistant (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Tom Cross .... additional editor
Greg Curry .... colorist: high-definition dailies
Paul Lavoie .... digital intermediate producer
Kiran Pallegadda .... first assistant editor
Erik Peterson .... digital conform editor
Rachel Varnell .... post-production coordinator
Walter Volpatto .... color timer
Walter Volpatto .... digital intermediate artist
Dan Muscarella .... color timer (uncredited)
Pablo Prietto .... first assistant editor (uncredited)
Bill Schultz .... digital intermediate executive (uncredited)
Music Department
Paul Ackling .... guitar technician
Jay Bellerose .... musician: drums
Ryan Bingham .... musician: vocals, guitars, Tony and the Renegades
Fernand Bos .... supervising music editor
Stephen Bruton .... musician: guitar, mandolin
Tom Canning .... musician: piano
Dennis Crouch .... musician: bass
Elijah Ford .... musician: bass, Tony and the Renegades
Rodney Gurule .... music playback
Joel Guzman .... musician: squeeze box
Larry Jenkins .... music consultant
Greg Leisz .... musician: pedal steel
Roger Love .... vocal coach: Jeff Bridges and Colin Farrell
Gavin Lurssen .... music mastering engineer
Murphy Maddux .... composer: "Searching (for Someone Like You ")
Buddy Miller .... musician: guitar
Mike Piersante .... music engineer
Jeffrey Pollack .... music supervisor (as Jeff Pollack)
Corby Shaub .... musician: guitar, Tony and the Renegades
Ivy Skoff .... music contractor
Ivy Skoff .... music production coordinator
Matt Smith .... musician: drums, Tony and the Renegades
Adrian Van Velsen .... music editor (as Adrian van Velsen)
Patrick Warren .... musician: keyboards
Sara Watkins .... musician: fiddle
Fernand Bos .... musician (uncredited)
Mike Knobloch .... music executive (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Robert Molitor .... transportation captain (as Robert 'Bear' Molitor)
Marty Radcliff .... transportation captain (as Norman Marty Radcliff)
Lyle Christensen .... camera car driver (uncredited)
Jason Doutree .... driver (uncredited)
Walter J. Russell .... driver: cast (uncredited)
Other crew
Niki Aukerman .... office production assistant (as Nicole Auckerman)
Paul Baca .... set medic (as Paul 'Cow' Baca)
Jon Baran .... set production assistant
Cory L. Bol .... travel coordinator (as Cory Lynn Bol)
Robert Anthony Brass .... office production assistant
Joe Cappelletti .... loop group
Perry L. Coomans .... key craft service
J.J. Dalton .... set production assistant
Donald L. Draper .... key craft service
Tiffany Dyer .... production secretary
Susan Foley .... set production assistant (as Sue Foley)
Darin Foster .... chase crew: Santa Fe Balloons
Eddie Frierson .... loop group
Gregory Garcia .... chase crew: Santa Fee Balloons
Colin Garza .... set production assistant
Alina Gatti .... set production assistant
Eric Gotthelf .... loop group
Dia Hahn .... studio teacher
Amy Hawkins .... payroll accountant (as Amy S. Hawkins)
Scott Herrick .... first assistant accountant (as Scott W. Herrick)
Jeanne Hertz .... chase crew: Santa Fe Balloons
Kate Higgins .... loop group
Lisa H. Jackson .... accounting clerk
Marabina Jaimes .... loop group
Shea Kammer .... post-production accountant
Joanna Kennedy .... script supervisor
Wendy R. Kennedy .... assistant to producers
Micki Lando-Brown .... chase crew: Santa Fe Balloons
Johnny Lewis .... balloon pilot: Santa Fe Balloons
Barbara Long .... production accountant
David Manzanares .... location manager
Ismael Martinez .... key set production assistant (as Ismael 'Mello' Martinez)
Diane Min Fa .... set medic (as Diane Minfa)
Mamie Mitchell .... script supervisor
Walter E. Myal .... set production assistant
Dale O'Malley .... set medic
Carol Bach y Rita .... loop group (as Carol Bachyrita)
Cindy Robinson .... loop group
Al Rodrigo .... loop group
Louise Spencer .... unit publicist (as Louise A. Spencer)
Elaine K. Thompson .... production coordinator
Robert Vertrees .... production assistant: Los Ageles
Lorenzo Vigil .... location scout
Carlos Villareal .... production assistant
Jason Wetter .... assistant location manager
Claire Caldwell .... intern (uncredited)
Mateo Frazier .... film liaison (uncredited)
Michael Haddad .... craft service (uncredited)
Benjamin Meade .... continuity expert (uncredited)
Dan Muscarella .... laboratory timer (uncredited)
Ante Novakovic .... assistant: Colin Farrell (uncredited)
Rebecca Pavlik .... stand-in (uncredited)
Hilton Clay Peres .... location scout (uncredited)
Josh Ricks .... production accountant: mtv program enterprises (uncredited)
Adam W. Rosen .... legal services (uncredited)
Andy Bowers .... the producers wish to thank: The Montgomery Gentry Band
Frank Bowers .... the producers wish to thank: The Montgomery Gentry Band
Stephen Bruton .... this film is dedicated to the memory of
Ava Cooper .... the producers wish to thank
Jocelyn Cooper .... the producers wish to thank
Stella Cooper .... the producers wish to thank
Tod Eason .... the producers wish to thank
Troy Gentry .... the producers wish to thank
Ernest Hammons .... the producers wish to thank: The Montgomery Gentry Band
Tobi Elizabeth Ives .... the producers wish to thank (as Tobi Ives)
Garrett James .... the producers wish to thank: The Montgomery Gentry Band
Toby Keith .... the producers wish to thank
Eddie Kilgallon .... the producers wish to thank: The Montgomery Gentry Band (as Edward Kilgallon)
Kathern Kinsey .... the producers wish to thank: jewelry design
James Matejek .... the producers wish to thank: The Montgomery Gentry Band
Eddie Montgomery .... the producers wish to thank
Kris Rabie .... the producers wish to thank
Jennifer Schwalenberg .... the producers wish to thank
Randy Sorrels .... the producers wish to thank: The Montgomery Gentry Band (as Randy Sorrells)
Lisa Strout .... the producers wish to thank
Crew believed to be complete

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Rated R for language and brief sexuality
112 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Argentina:13 | Australia:M | Brazil:12 | Canada:14A (Alberta/Manitoba/Ontario) | Canada:PG (British Columbia) | Canada:G (Quebec) | Finland:S | Germany:6 | Ireland:15A | Japan:G | Mexico:B | Netherlands:12 | Norway:A | Peru:14 | Philippines:R-13 (MTRCB) | Portugal:M/12 | Singapore:NC-16 | South Korea:15 | Sweden:Btl | Switzerland:12 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:12 (canton of Vaud) | UK:15 | USA:R (certificate #45721)

Did You Know?

Bad Blake's drink of choice, McClure's, is fictional. It is named after a company that the Cooper family has close ties with: Morgan McClure Racing, stationed in Abingdon, Virginia, which is close to where Scott Cooper grew up in southwestern Virginia.See more »
Revealing mistakes: It is obvious the pee bottle emptying shot was made prior to the crane shot of Bad parking at the bowling alley, as the puddle from that shot is evident next to the parking spot as he pulls in.See more »
Bad Blake:I wanna talk about how bad you make this room look. I never knew what a dump it was until you came in here.See more »
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Referenced in Our Idiot Brother (2011)See more »
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What is the name of the song Bad Blake is listening to in his truck while waiting for Jean?
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8 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Jeff Bridges is absolutely amazing, 24 October 2010
Author: Terrell Howell (KnightsofNi11) from United States

Here is the film that the ridiculously talented Jeff Bridges finally won an Oscar for, and deservedly so. His performance is the gleaming highlight of this film in the best way possible. He is playing washed up country singer Bad Blake, trying to overcome alcoholism and a dying career. The story is very touching, and how could you expect anything less than incredible from a character study piloted by Jeff Bridges. The film has a very organized focus on Bridges' character but he is also backed by a fantastic supporting cast. Maggie Gyllenhaal plays an aspiring reporter who interviews Blake, only to fall in love with him shortly after. Her performance is equally touching and feels so real alongside Bridges. Colin Farrell plays Tommy Sweet, an old friendship of Bad Blake's that went sour somewhere along the line. And then of course there is the small yet significant role of Bad Blake's long time old fishing buddy Wayne, played by the masterful Robert Duvall. The limited number of scenes between Bridges and Duvall are some of the best and most sincere of the movie. Crazy Heart is a great film to watch in order to see fantastic actors do what they do best... act.

The character development in Crazy Heart embodies the film's strong suit, which is the wonderful acting ability of the cast. There is not a moment when you don't believe in these characters and you truly feel that they are sincere and real. It is also just so incredibly satisfying to watch legends like Bridges and Duvall act side by side in beautiful and perfectly fitting roles such as these. The story of Bad Blake itself is very interesting, but the characters are where the heart and soul of the film lay. The plot leaves something to be desired, but it doesn't fault the movie as much as it could when you have such great actors filling the roles of such articulated characters. Admittedly, the film drags a bit towards the middle and the climax of the film doesn't hit as hard as I would have liked, but it leads into a cathartic and slightly cheesy ending, which leaves you wanting more, but emotionally satisfying nonetheless.

Now, I am not a fan of country music at all, but in the context of this film I absolutely loved it. It is so beautiful and touching that it would almost be a crime to say you didn't like the music while watching its fitting place in this film. And as if I haven't praised the actors in this film enough, I have to give even more kudos to Bridges and Farrell who took voice lessons to sing their own songs in the film, and holy crap do they sound amazing. You would think Jeff Bridges had been a country singer all his life. If you're not a fan of country music I wouldn't recommend listening to the music before you see the movie. But after you see just how perfect the soundtrack fits the film you will love the music. The music makes this film all the more sincere and is one of the only contexts I will ever enjoy country music.

Crazy Heart isn't perfect, but I'm willing to go as far to say that Jeff Bridges is. I can get past the imperfections of the storyline and the slight melodramatic feel the last third of the film emanates when the film boasts a cast as good as this. This is a solid film that is a pure delight to watch. And best of all, it nabbed Jeff Bridges a long overdue Oscar win.

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