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Writer (WGA):
Christopher Thornton (written by)
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Release Date:
30 April 2011 (Japan) See more »
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Tagline:
You get what you need.
Plot:
A newly paralyzed DJ gets more than he bargained for when he seeks out the world of faith healing. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
1 win & 1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
Solid performances and a great screen play make Sympathy for Delicious a winner. See more (20 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Christopher Thornton ... Dean O'Dwyer

Mark Ruffalo ... Father Joe

Juliette Lewis ... Ariel Lee

Laura Linney ... Nina Hogue

Orlando Bloom ... The Stain

Noah Emmerich ... Rene Faubacher

James Karen ... Father Rohn

John Carroll Lynch ... Evangelist Carroll

Robert Wisdom ... Prendell

Dov Tiefenbach ... Oogie

Niko Nicotera ... Rasha
Deantoni Parks ... Chuck

Stephen Mendillo ... Angry Drunk Harv

Sandra Seacat ... Mrs. Matilda
Daniel Escobar ... Hector
Jason Hiller ... Church Organist

Tara Stewart ... Lupus Woman
George W. Scott ... Jerry

Nathan Wetherington ... Bartender

Michael Anthony Spady ... Mute Brute (as Michael Spady)

Lydia Blanco ... Boy's Mother
Hiep Thi Le ... Female Voluteer (as Hiep Le)

Louis Mendoza ... Maria Leceta
Sylvia St James ... Homeless Woman
Micheael Threatt ... Bouncer

Shaun Duke ... Dr. Zaheedi

Laurel Astri ... Laura
Bonnie McNeil ... Mrs. Zaheedi
Alex Aves ... Nina's Assistant
Annie Wile ... Old Lady
Martin Charles Warner ... Older Man

Mariko Denda ... Young Chinese Girl

Milissa Sears ... Fan #3 (as Milissa Skoro)

Tonita Castro ... Desperate Mexican Woman

Willie Macc ... Willie the Shill

Marnie Alexenburg ... Paramedic #1
Timothy McNeil ... Ryan Webster (as Tim McNeil)
Cari Champion ... Internet Journalist

Rick Peters ... Prosecuting Attorney Peters

Oscar Best ... Security Guard on Bullhorn

Valeri Ross ... Judge

Kaleti Williams ... Guard #1

Owen Conway ... Counter Guy

Brian Goodman ... C.O. Jacko
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Bradley Wayne James ... DJ Maestro Sonica

Don Abernathy ... Pedestrian (uncredited)

Ray Auxias ... Jamal - Guy Who Jumps on Stage (uncredited)

Bambadjan Bamba ... Guy in First Row (uncredited)

Kelli Barksdale ... Teddy Bear Girl (uncredited)

Karen Jin Beck ... DJ Shy (uncredited)

Taylor Cardace ... Groupie (uncredited)
Marc Chaiet ... Process Server (uncredited)

Vernon Courteaux ... Stage Rusher Rock Fan (uncredited)

Virginia Crawford ... Healed Fan (uncredited)
Loren Cross ... Homeless Transgender (uncredited)
Flora Cyrus ... Healed Fan (uncredited)
Sloan DeForest ... Concert Fan (uncredited)
Rico Devereaux ... Delicious' Deans Bodyguard (uncredited)

Larry Eudene ... Wheel Chair Racer (uncredited)

Alan Fleury ... Homeless Bo (uncredited)

Elaine Anne Furst ... Nurse (uncredited)

Jerald Garner ... News Photographer (uncredited)
Kevin Goocher ... Homeless Man (uncredited)
Barry Habib ... Bus Driver (uncredited)

Toni Habib ... Jury Foreperson (uncredited)

Aaron Jennings Hartnell ... Fat Shill (uncredited)
Sahara Hite ... Fan Girl (uncredited)

Nandini Raani Iyer ... Rock Girl (uncredited)

Jawara ... 'Delicious' Deans Security #1 (uncredited)

Anthony Jennings ... Amputee (uncredited)
Christina Kim ... Audience Member (uncredited)
Mick Lea ... Schizophrenic One Eyed Homeless Guy (uncredited)

Jeffrey James Lippold ... Bouncer (uncredited)
Robin Lynn ... Shocked Fan (uncredited)
Paulah May ... Drug Dealer / Diph Thong Groupie (uncredited)

Charlene McAnoy ... Screamer (uncredited)
Bryan McCoy ... Healed Rocker (uncredited)
Andrew McReynolds ... Andrew (uncredited)

Mariano Mendoza ... Security Doorman (uncredited)

Tina Morasco ... Newscaster (uncredited)
William Myers ... Homeless (uncredited)
Ernie Rivera ... Stage Rusher (uncredited)
Franklin Ruehl ... Homeless Man (uncredited)

Martin Santander ... Bouncer (uncredited)

Tricia Lyn Scott ... Concert Videographer (uncredited)
Eric Shackelford ... Homeless Vietnam Veteran (uncredited)
Rajiv Shah ... Diph Thong Roadie (uncredited)

Aníbal Silveyra ... Churchgoer (uncredited)

Allie Smith ... Rene's Wife (uncredited)

Diana Terranova ... Brittany (uncredited)

Tiffany Tynes ... 'Sasha' Groupie (uncredited)

Erin Way ... Rianna Tevy (uncredited)

Lisa Zion ... Healed Person (uncredited)
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Directed by
Mark Ruffalo 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Christopher Thornton (written by)

Produced by
Marc Bell .... executive producer
Mike Crawford .... line producer (as Michael Crawford)
Jeff Davis .... co-producer
Barry Habib .... executive producer
Toni Habib .... executive producer
Joanne Jacobson .... executive producer
Dean M. Leavitt .... executive producer
Chase Mishkin .... associate producer
Marcelo Paladini .... executive producer
Tom Pellegrini .... co-producer
Scott Prisand .... producer
Andrew Renzi .... co-producer (as Andrew F. Renzi)
Gina Resnick .... executive producer
Michael Roban .... executive producer
Mark Ruffalo .... producer
Andrea Sperling .... producer
Robert Stein .... executive producer
Christopher Thornton .... producer
Matt Weaver .... producer (as Matthew Weaver)
Israel Wolfson .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
The Besnard Lakes 
 
Cinematography by
Chris Norr (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Pete Beaudreau 
 
Casting by
Heidi Levitt 
 
Production Design by
Michael Grasley 
 
Art Direction by
Michael Hersey 
 
Set Decoration by
Gregory S. Webb 
 
Costume Design by
Erin Benach 
 
Makeup Department
Mandy Danielle Benton .... additional makeup artist
Michelle Bühler .... department head makeup artist
Sheila Cyphers-Leake .... additional hair stylist
Raqueli Dahan .... additional makeup artist (as Raquel Dahan)
Roxxi Dott .... key hair stylist
Kelcey Fry .... additional makeup artist
Lori Guidroz .... department head hair
Martina Kohl .... key makeup artist
Michael Mosher .... special effects makeup artist
Thomas E. Surprenant .... special effects makeup artist (as Tom Suprenant)
 
Production Management
Brian Buckland .... production manager
Louise Runge .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Felisha N. Grice .... second second assistant director
Matt Miller .... additional second assistant director
Chad Rosen .... first assistant director
Benjamin Schneider .... second assistant director (as Ben Schneider)
Wednesday Standley .... second unit director
Michael Whitecar .... additional second assistant director: Washington DC (as Michael A. Whitecar)
 
Art Department
Caroline Applegarth .... art production assistant
Chris Cafferty .... swing gang
Alex Cano .... carpenter
Chris Coles .... swing gang
Steve Coover .... leadman
Alexander Delgado .... property
Malili Dib .... assistant to production designer
Jason Filipovi .... graphics
Gabby Glasser .... art department intern
Alexi Gomez .... property
Maxilino Gonzalez .... construction coordinator
Dylan Hall .... swing gang
Scott Hameister .... art department assistant
Sahara Hite .... property intern
Abraham Jimenez .... art department intern
John King .... swing gang
Megan Kristen Lane .... property (as Megan Lane)
John Londono .... swing gang
Stephen Lynd .... on-set dresser
Timberly Matonic .... assistant props
T.J. McCall .... scenic (as TJ Mccall)
Miles Michael .... swing gang (as Miles K. Michael)
Vladimir E. Morales .... scenic
David Nicholson .... property
Chantal Pershing .... swing gang
Douglas W. Randall .... property master
William Reges .... property
Jefry Shebroe .... assistant property master
Michelle Torres .... art department coordinator
Taylor Van Byssum .... swing gang
 
Sound Department
Michael Baird .... supervising sound designer
Robert Dehn .... sound studio manager
James Dehr .... sound utility
Brent Findley .... sound effects editor
Jason Gaya .... adr mixer (as Jason 'Frenchie' Gaya)
Dennis Grzesik .... sound mixer
Angela Hemingway .... adr editor
Angela Hemingway .... dialogue editor
Richard Kitting .... sound mixer
Zach Michaelis .... foley mixer
Tula Snoeck .... boom operator
Vicki Vandegrift .... foley artist (as Vicki O'Reilly Vandegrift)
Jonathan Wales .... sound mixer
Corey J. Grasso .... adr mixer (uncredited)
Steven Iba .... assistant sound editor (uncredited)
Jonathan Pendergrass .... foley editor (uncredited)
Chris White .... adr recordist (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Douglas W. Randall .... special effects coordinator (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Dylan Hucklesby .... drs operator: Prime Focus
Mark Intravartolo .... inferno artist: Prime Focus
Kit Lubold .... after effects wizard: Prime Focus
Tim Schmidt .... drs operator: Prime Focus
 
Stunts
Ben Bray .... stunts #1: Court Officer
Salar Ghajar .... stunt double: Dean
Anthony Molinari .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Kent Alexander .... rigging grip
Robby Baumgartner .... "b" camera operator (as Robert Baumgartner)
Jean-Philippe Belliard .... set lighting technician (as JP Belliard)
Steve Brewer .... grip (as Steven Brewer)
Bobby Brown .... first assistant "d" camera (as Robert A. Brown)
Darwin Montana Browne .... key grip (as Dar Browne)
Nelson Castillo .... rigging electric
Cheli Clayton .... first assistant "b" camera (as Cheli Clayton Samaras)
Cheli Clayton .... first assistant "c" camera (as Cheli Clayton Samaras)
Mark Colicci .... first assistant "c" camera
Mark Colicci .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Brian Crane .... rigging gaffer
Jon Delgado .... camera operator: "a" camera
Jon Delgado .... director of photography: second unit
Kristen Eccker .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Erik Emerson .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Fernando Espiritusanto .... balloon lighting technician
Walter Glover II .... rigging electric
Ismael 'Izzy' Gonzalez .... rigging electric (as Ismael Gonzalez)
Augustus Gordon .... rigging electric
David Gottlieb .... set lighting technician
Jesse Gregson .... set lighting technician (as Jess Gregson)
Lisa Guerriero .... second assistant camera: "c" camera
David Haeussler .... techno crane operator (as David Haeussier)
David Hagadorn .... best boy electric
Jake Hansen .... camera production assistant
Sean Harris .... vtr operator
Brian Harvick .... grip
Billy Heath .... grip (as Bill Heath)
House .... rigging grip
Michael Kennedy .... set lighting technician (as Michael A. Kennedy)
Nicholas Klein .... grip
L.K.f. .... additional second assistant camera (as LKF)
Jeremy Launais .... gaffer
James R. Lay .... techno crane operator (as James Lay)
Steve Lazarus .... rigging electric (as Steven Lazarus)
Chris Leidholdt .... rigging key grip
Jim Leidholdt .... dolly grip
Jay Levy .... first assistant "a" camera (as Jay S. Levy)
Kurt S. Levy .... camera production assistant
Sam Liotta .... best boy grip
Luis Lopez DeVictoria .... grip (as Luis Lopez Devictoria)
Glen Magers .... set lighting technician
Abraham Martinez .... additional assistant camera: "a" camera
Shawn Maurer .... additional photographer (as Sean Maurer)
Eduardo Enrique Mayén .... additional assistant: "a" camera (as Eduardo Mayén)
Scott McGeo .... best boy rigging grip (as Scott Mcgeo)
Jesse Mex .... rigging grip (as Jess Max)
Yuji Nakaza .... set lighting technician
O .... second assistant camera: "d" camera
Pat O'Mara .... grip
George A. Olson Jr. .... additional first assistant camera (as George Olson)
Mark Rappoport .... set lighting technician
Felix Rivera .... set lighting technician (as Felix A. Rivera)
Kenny Solomon .... rigging electric
Erne Soto .... grip
Tim Speed .... additional best boy electric
Jennifer Stuart .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Gregg Thompson .... additional dolly grip
Noah Thomson .... loader
Eric Tramp .... camera operator: "c" camera
Sam Urdank .... still photographer
Mike Visencio .... rigging electric
Darryl Walthall .... rigging electric
Jerald L. Wilson .... rigging electric (as Jerry 'Dallas' Wilson)
William D. Wynn .... grip (as William Wynn)
 
Casting Department
Terri Douglas .... adr voice casting
Lisa Essary .... casting associate
Lauren Fernandes .... casting associate
Rich King .... extras casting
Shaunessy James Quinn .... extras casting assistant (as Shaunessy Quinn)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Dionne Barens .... set costumer
Joshua Christensen .... set costumer
Michele Dunn .... costume supervisor
Lindsey Kear .... assistant costume designer
Christopher Koelsch .... set costumer
Nina Lenders .... costume buyer
Caroline Patterson .... key set costumer
Ivette Silberman .... set costumer
Azalia Snail .... set costumer
Linda Thayer .... set costumer
Maritza Vallejos .... set costumer
Alicya Blake .... wardrobe assistant (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Donnie Creighton .... digital intermediate producer (as Donnie K. Creighton)
Doug Delaney .... digital intermediate colorist (as Douglas Delaney)
Tracey Grimes .... digital interediate vice president of sales
Samantha Housman .... post-production coordinator
Matthew W. Johnson .... digital intermediate editor (as Matt Johnson)
Rory Lubold .... digital intermediate engineer
Lance Spindler .... lab color timer
Jennifer Taylor .... assistant editor
Alishe Beardeaux .... post-production assistant (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Brad Hamilton .... music consultant
Howard Paar .... music supervisor
Marcus Ranti .... music teacher: dj lessons for Mr, Thornton
Micki Stern .... music coordinator
Jason Turbin .... music teacher: bass lessons for Ms. Lewis
 
Transportation Department
Ed Adams .... picture car captain (as Ed 'Fast Eddie' Adams)
Domingo Bustamante .... driver (as Domingo 'Mingi' Bustamante)
Brian Eastveld .... driver
Frankie Gearhart .... driver
Steve Gentry .... driver
Kelly Harkess .... driver
J.F. Jones .... driver
Jose Lopez .... driver: chef (as Jose M. Lopez)
Calvin McDowell .... driver
Jay Norof .... transportation captain (as Jay 'Tac' Norof)
John Ober .... driver (as Johnny Ober)
Tony Ruiz .... transportation coordinator
Andrew Sarvis .... driver (as Andrew M. Sarvis)
Terry Smith .... driver (as Terence Smith)
Donald Tillman .... driver
Matt Voytish .... driver (as Matt 'B.B.' Voytish)
Darren Wingate .... driver
 
Other crew
Chris Aguilar Garcia .... assistant: Andrea Sperling
Amy Agzarian .... production accountant (as Amy Agrazarian)
Gina Amador .... post-production accountant
Keith Anthony .... loop group
Jorge Arce .... catering assistant
Heather Askew .... script supervisor
Edward Baney .... set production assistant
Steve Baruch .... set medic
Roger Aaron Brown .... loop group
James Burkhammer .... behind the scenes
Jenny Caloca .... assistant location manager
Robert Clotworthy .... loop group
Nick Darmstaedter .... set production assistant (as Nicholas Darmstaedter)
Gabriel Dell Jr. .... stand-in: Mark Ruffalo (as Gabriel Dell)
James Doogan .... technical advisor (as Father James Doogan)
Terri Douglas .... loop group
Minnie Duerr .... production accountant
Alexandra Gibson .... location scout
Hugo G. Gordillo .... lab scheduler (as Hugo Gordillo)
Fred M. Hahn .... fire safety
Leigh Huser .... assistant: Matt Weaver and Scott Prisand
Marabina Jaimes .... loop group
Samuel Kleist .... craft service
Heidi Kohler .... assistant: Christopher Thornton
Donna Lynn Leavy .... loop group
Nery Arnold Lopez .... assistant cook (as Nery Arnoldo Lopez)
Chris Lun .... set medic
Crystalee Maldonado .... assistant craft service
Meg Marchand .... key set production assistant
Chris Mathews .... assistant craft service
Don McClanahan .... fire safety
Cord McConnell .... office production assistant (as Cord Mcconnell)
Luis Meza .... catering assistant
Shawn Morse .... set production assistant
Erica Neilsen .... office production assistant
Jonathan Nichols .... loop group
Trevor Nichols .... set medic
Bola Ogun .... set production assistant
Miguel Pimentel .... chef (as Miguel Pimental)
Gui Sauder Pinto .... set production assistant (as Gui Pinto)
Irwin M. Rappaport .... production legal services
Freddie Rojas .... set production assistant (as Alfredo Rojas)
Ellen Rosentreter .... set production assistant
Kimberly Russell .... loop group
Joan Scheckel .... workshopped with
Rony Shino .... location scout (as Ron Shino)
Dennis Singletary .... loop group
Rob Spence .... production coordinator
Emily Sperling .... office intern (as Emilie Sperling)
Gregg Spiegelman .... key medic
Wednesday Standley .... assistant: Mark Ruffalo
David Sturdy .... fire safety
Heidi Sulzman .... loop group
Didi Tokova .... first assistant accountant
Mike Tsucalas .... set production assistant
Salvador Verduzco .... assistant craft service
Paul Volpe .... assistant craft service
Chris Whitaker .... set medic
Sean Whittaker .... set medic
Walter Wiggins .... assistant craft service
Courtney L. Wilson .... behind the scenes (as Courtney Wilson)
Peter Wulff .... location manager
Sarah Carleton .... assistant to executive producer (uncredited)
Ken Coon .... layout board (uncredited)
Glenn D. Feig .... production legal counsel (uncredited)
Malorie Folino .... production assistant (uncredited)
Marc C. Geschwind .... extras coordinator (uncredited)
Charlene McAnoy .... stand-in (uncredited)
 
Thanks
David Fincher .... special thanks
Scott Ruffalo .... dedicated to the loving memory of
Kanica Suy .... special thanks
David Sweeney .... special thanks
 

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Rated R for pervasive language, some drug content and nudity
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96 min
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8 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
Solid performances and a great screen play make Sympathy for Delicious a winner., 27 January 2010
Author: therreid from United States

I just returned from a screening of Sympathy for Delicious at the Sundance Film Festival. After have viewed this picture, I am quite sure we will see this film in wide distribution.

Mark Ruffalo and Christopher Thornton both give fantastic performances in a film that is destined to be a Sundance favorite. Thornton's screenplay gives us a look at the twisted and somewhat strange life of Delicious a paraplegic and homeless disc jockey (Thornton) and an ethically challenged priest (Ruffalo). Lives and paths cross with equally solid performances turned in by Laura Linney, Orlando Bloom and the always stunning Juliette Lewis.

I don't want to spoil this film by revealing the plot line, so I will suffice to say that when this movie makes wider distribution, it will be one you won't want to miss.

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