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Sal -- Sal chronicles the final day in the life of actor Sal Mineo, 1950s teen idol and an Academy Award nominee for his roles in Rebel Without a Cause and Exodus. Almost two decades later, Mineo is no longer the marquee sensation he had once been — but he has become open about his homosexuality and is finding his way to becoming the actor and director he has always wanted to be.

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James Franco's Sal chronicles the final hours of the life of actor Sal Mineo, one-time teen idol and star of the blockbuster films Rebel Without a Cause and Exodus. | Add synopsis »
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Interior. Leather Bar | Review
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Cast

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Val Lauren ... Sal Mineo

Jim Parrack ... Keir Dullea

James Franco ... Milton Katselas

Vince Jolivette ... Billy Belasco

Trevor Neuhoff ... Michael Mason

Stacey Miller ... Nancy Barr

Brian Goodman ... Det. Tankersley

Raymond T. Williams ... Lionel Ray Williams

Boyd Smith ... Boyd
Jacquelyn Deme ... Nurse

Jason Fox ... Steven Gustafson

Brian Lally ... Detective Pia

Cristian Olave ... Ray Evans

Jocelyn Ayanna ... Mabel
Felicity Bryant ... Monica Merrem
Adrian De Leon ... Reporter

Tony Calle ... Club Patron
Richard Funston ... Dead Sal

Michael Harris ... Palm Restaurant Patron

Stephen McCain ... Spa Patron

Raymond Merritt ... Elderly Gentleman

Inbal Amirav ... Annabelle (as Annabelle Amirav)

Ramiro Paré ... Club patron
Niko Pepaj ... Spa Patron
Daniel Rothbard ... Palm Waiter

Amy Sanders ... Shocked Girl

David Schlachtenhaufen ... Club Patron

Jordan Stone ... Reporter

Suwon Weaver ... Palm Restaurant Patron
Barrie Wild ... Sauna User
Cara Yurkowski ... Journalist
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kristen Adams ... Set Designer

Leandro DiMonriva ... Palm Restaurant Patron

Jessica Starr Folger ... Palm Restaurant Patron

Ian Gray ... Club Patron

Thomas Harvey ... Club Patron

Eva Lauren ... Mary-Ann

Jae Rose ... Palm Restaurant Patron
Simon Stricker ... Club Patron
Gabe Copeland ... Club Patron (uncredited)
Timothy Coultas ... Palm Restaurant Patron (uncredited)

Dorisa Day ... Restaurant Patron (uncredited)

Troy Jones ... Club Patron (uncredited)
Zack Ketz ... Extra (uncredited)

Henry Ortlip ... Club Patron (uncredited)

Elizabeth Dana Owens ... Extra (uncredited)

Tanisha Rachelle ... Resident (uncredited)

Aaron Rudd ... Restaurant Patron (uncredited)
Megan Seely ... Palm Patron (uncredited)
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Directed by
James Franco 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
James Franco  story
Vince Jolivette  story
Val Lauren  story
Michael Gregg Michaud  book
Stacey Miller  screenplay
Stacey Miller  story

Produced by
Caroline Aragon .... producer
Vince Jolivette .... producer
Miles Levy .... producer
 
Original Music by
Neil Benezra 
 
Cinematography by
Christina Voros 
 
Production Design by
Kristen Adams 
 
Art Direction by
Eric Morrell 
 
Costume Design by
Michelle l Boucher 
 
Makeup Department
Hanny Tjan .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Julie Buck .... production supervisor
Kirk Michael Fellows .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Shadie Elnashai .... first assistant director
Richard Robinson .... key second assistant director
Tyler Stratton .... second second assistant director
 
Art Department
Alexandra Dunn .... property master
Ellen Lenbergs .... on-set property master
Emily Peters .... set dresser
Kaitlyn Pietras .... stand-by props
Jose Rodriguez-Robles .... set dresser
Megan Seely .... set dresser
Rafael Sierra .... leadman
 
Sound Department
Jose Barocio Jr. .... boom operator (as Jose Barocio)
Neil Benezra .... sound designer
Neil Benezra .... sound re-recording mixer
Neil Benezra .... supervising sound editor
Lucian Buscemi .... sound assistant
Kennard Morris .... sound mixer
Alex Noyes .... dialogue editor
Mike Weinstein .... sound mixer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Chris Aran .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Kimberly Parker .... first assistant camera
Michael Parry .... gaffer
Bruce Thierry Cheung .... camera operator: "b" camera
 
Casting Department
Aimée Musil .... extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Heather D. Gaither .... set costumer
Carmen Nydegger .... costume supervisor
Carmen Nydegger .... wardrobe supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Peter Cairns .... colorist
Jay Davis .... assistant editor
 
Transportation Department
William Clark Coit III .... transportation coordinator
 
Other crew
William Clark Coit III .... location manager
Beth Convery .... assistant location manager
David Danberg .... craft service
Richard Funston .... production assistant
Brad Holtzman .... assistant locations manager
Ryan Kaercher .... key set production assistant
Anna Kooris .... director assistant
Nina Ljeti .... production assistant
Matt McCombs .... international sales: Spotlight Pictures
Stacey McGillis .... location manager
Matt McKinnon .... set production assistant
Sonja Mereu .... production assistant
Aimée Musil .... production assistant
Kimberly Parker .... script supervisor
Carlos Rincon .... international sales: Spotlight Pictures
Adam W. Rosen .... legal services
T.J. Young .... production coordinator
 

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103 min | USA:85 min
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The film was shot in 9 days.See more »
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Referenced in Interior. Leather Bar. (2013)See more »

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0 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
A waste of time, 8 April 2014
Author: Gordon-11 from Earth

This film tells the story of the last day of the Hollywood actor, Sal Mineo, whose life was tragically cut short.

Despite the potentially engaging subject matter, "Sal" is not a very interesting film to watch, unfortunately. I can hardly believe it can be so boring. The film starts off with a four minute scene of him working out in a gym. Then Sal on the phone for minutes, and you can only hear one end of the conversation. Then more phone calls. It's probably the most uninteresting day in real life, let alone in cinema. And where's James Franco? I didn't see him at all, and I did skim through the film again and I couldn't find him.

This film is a waste of time. Avoid!

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