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Collaborator -- On a visit to his childhood home to look in on his mother, famous playwright Robert Longfellow  (Martin Donovan) is taken hostage by Gus (David Morse), an ex-con neighbor he has avoided since he was a boy. As the drama unfolds on the cable news channels, the two men unexpectedly bond until the mood darkens and shots ring out.
Collaborator -- A playwright whose marriage and career are in a free fall has an explosive run-in with his former neighbor, a right-wing ex-con.


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A film for everyone with many unsuspecting turns. See more (6 total) »


  (in credits order)

Martin Donovan ... Robert Longfellow

David Morse ... Gus Williams

Olivia Williams ... Emma Stiles
Melissa Auf der Maur ... Alice Longfellow

Eileen Ryan ... Betty

Julian Richings ... Maurice LeFont

Katherine Helmond ... Irene Longfellow
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mark-Cameron Fraser ... SWAT Cop
Phillip Palmer ... News Anchor

Jim Pirri ... Officer Revel

David Rasche ... Radio Host (voice)
Leslie Sykes ... News Anchor
Mary B. Ward ... Radio Host (voice)

Russell Yuen ... David Piro (voice)

Directed by
Martin Donovan 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Martin Donovan  written by

Produced by
Jonathan Block-Verk .... associate producer
Rosalie Chilelli .... associate producer
Julien Favre .... supervising producer
Michael Forsey .... co-executive producer
Bryan Gliserman .... executive producer
Ted Hope .... executive producer
Laurence Kaufmann .... associate producer
Bill Marks .... line producer
Luca Matrundola .... producer
Charlotte Mickie .... executive producer
Karen Porter .... associate producer
Michael Porter .... associate producer
Pascal Vaguelsy .... executive producer
Vanessa Vaughan .... associate producer
Original Music by
Manels Favre 
Cinematography by
Julie Kirkwood 
Film Editing by
Karen Porter 
Production Design by
Peter Cosco 
Art Direction by
Paul Vernon 
Set Decoration by
Jeffrey Butler 
Costume Design by
Nadia 'Sunny' Sorge 
Makeup Department
Indiana Allemang .... assistant makeup artist
Sarah Craig .... hair stylist
Sarah Craig .... makeup department head
Keely Maroney .... assistant makeup artist: Los Angeles
Production Management
Michael Forsey .... post-production supervisor
Angela Sostre .... unit production manager
Srdjan Vilotijevic .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Patrick Hagarty .... second assistant director
Jonnie Katz .... first assistant director
Art Department
Peter Mihaichuk .... assistant art director
Peter Mihaichuk .... assistant property master
Sawitree Sirinok .... set dresser
Julia Wille .... property master
Sound Department
John Elliot .... foley artist
Tom Ryan .... adr recordist
Bissa Scekic .... sound mixer
David Yonson .... foley mixer
Visual Effects by
Sam Javanrouh .... visual effects art director
Camera and Electrical Department
Daniel Abboud .... daily assistant camera: "b" camera
Austin Alward .... first assistant camera: "b" camera, Los Angeles
Eric Bader .... best boy electric: Los Angeles
Andreas Burgess .... b camera operator: Los Angeles
Peter Cairns .... data management technician
Peter Cairns .... digital imaging technician: Los Angeles
Chris D. Chapman .... dolly grip: Los Angeles
Mike Chikoski .... playback operator
Heather K. Dahlstrom .... still photographer
Joshua Jinchereau .... assistant camera: New York
Joshua Jinchereau .... digital imaging technician
Olivia Kuan .... first assistant camera: Los Angeles
Sarah Lollar .... data management: New York
Chris Nash .... swing: grip/electric
Darrin P. Nim .... electrician: Los Angeles
Demetri Portelli .... first assistant camera: 'a' camera
Marc-Antoine Serou .... electrician
Paul Soin .... gaffer
Conner Vandeer .... steadicam operator
Amanda Wojtaszek .... second assistant camera
Casting Department
Lisa Essary .... casting consultant
Brandi S. Hawkins .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jo Rosen .... costumer: Los Angeles shoot
Amy Sztulwark .... assistant costume designer
Editorial Department
Mark Driver .... on-line editor
Patrick Duchesne .... digital intermediate producer
Jim Fleming .... digital intermediate colorist
David Hedley .... colorist
Margaret Hutz .... digital intermediate technician (as Margaret Mansell)
Dan Nystedt .... assistant editor
Location Management
Luke Grandmont .... location assistant
Ian Pozzebon .... location assistant
Srdjan Vilotijevic .... location manager
Music Department
Matt Biffa .... music supervisor
Benjamin Lhotellier .... score mixer
Benjamin Lhotellier .... score recordist
Greg Yu .... orchestrator
Transportation Department
Bruce Raymer .... transportation coordinator
Other crew
Ian Alloway .... production assistant
Andrew Appel .... production assistant
Erin Bartnik .... production coordinator: Los Angeles
Alex Boden .... production consultant
Matt Connors .... stand-in
Jonathan Dec .... production assistant
Devon Friese .... production assistant
Seth Gagnon .... set security
Quincy Gray .... assistant to director/writer
Joanne T. Harwood .... script supervisor (as Joanne Harwood)
Jennifer Mesich .... production coordinator
Alex Panagakis .... publicist
Mike Rapuano .... production assistant
Kim Rose .... utility stand-in
Mike Rutkowski .... production assistant
Josh Stern .... assistant to Ted Hope
Jacqueline Tam .... post production coordinator
Danny Webber .... legal services
Hal Hartley .... the director wishes to thank
Brian Smith .... thanks
Silenn Thomas .... special thanks
Laurent Turlure .... special thanks

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USA:87 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Canada:14A (British Columbia/Ontario) | Canada:14A (Ontario) | Sweden:11 (DVD rating) | USA:Not Rated

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16 out of 21 people found the following review useful.
A film for everyone with many unsuspecting turns., 19 June 2012
Author: Stuart from United States

I had the opportunity to see Collaborator at the Newport Beach International Film Festival and the New York City premiere. It's a thrilling movie that takes the viewer on a roller-coaster ride of unexpected turns. From politics, to fidelity, to war, to crime and seeing the explosive interaction between two very opposite individuals there is surely to be some portion of Collaborator which makes you laugh, become angry, and feel empathy towards the characters. A well thought out and executed film with a highly climactic ending that I enjoyed immensely. David Morse's character is executed very well and by the end of the film, I couldn't help but to feel quite sad for the life which he's led. If you have the opportunity, I'd highly recommend it.

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