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Director:
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Derek Connolly (written by)
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Release Date:
18 October 2012 (Australia) See more »
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Plot:
Three magazine employees head out on an assignment to interview a guy who placed a classified ad seeking a companion for time travel. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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8 wins & 12 nominations See more »
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Cast

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Directed by
Colin Trevorrow 
 
Writing credits
Derek Connolly (written by)

Produced by
Michael B. Clark .... executive producer
Derek Connolly .... producer
Jay Duplass .... executive producer
Mark Duplass .... executive producer
John Hodges .... executive producer
Stephanie Langhoff .... producer
Lacey Leavitt .... co-producer
Peter Saraf .... producer
Colin Trevorrow .... producer
Marc Turtletaub .... producer
 
Original Music by
Ryan Miller 
 
Cinematography by
Benjamin Kasulke (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Joe Landauer 
Franklin Peterson 
 
Casting by
J.C. Cantu 
Kat Ogden 
 
Production Design by
Ben Blankenship 
 
Art Direction by
Lisa B. Hammond 
 
Costume Design by
Rebecca Luke 
 
Makeup Department
Matthew W. Mungle .... prosthetics
Jennifer Popochock .... department head hair
Jennifer Popochock .... department head makeup
Anne Sellery .... assistant makeup artist
Cara Aeschliman .... wig maker (uncredited)
Shawn R. Shelton .... special makeup effects artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Dan Genetti .... post-production supervisor
Lacey Leavitt .... post-production supervisor
Mike Phillips .... executive in charge of production: Big Beach
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Mel Eslyn .... first assistant director
Lacee Kloze .... additional second second assistant director
Kat Ogden .... second assistant director
Gretchen Oyster .... additional second assistant director
Kristjan Palsson .... second second assistant director
 
Art Department
Indus Alelia .... props production assistant
Miguel Edwards .... art director: time machine
Kjell Hansen .... art department production assistant
Tania Kupczak .... art department production assistant
Ashley O'Neil .... lead graphic artist
Paul Thibault .... art department production assistant
Brett Thomson .... property master
Justin Louie .... props (uncredited)
Benjamin Marx .... art department intern (uncredited)
Tyson Prince .... art department intern (uncredited)
Audrey Wimberly .... art department intern (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Peter Barnes .... post-production sound supervisor
John Buroker .... sound designer
Steve Ditto .... foley artist
Brendan J. Hogan .... adr editor (as Brendan Hogan)
Brendan J. Hogan .... foley artist (as Brendan Hogan)
Brendan J. Hogan .... sound designer
Pete Horner .... additional sound re-recording mixer: Skywalker Sound
Eric Johnson .... sound re-recording mixer
Eric Johnson .... sound supervisor
Carly Kienow .... logistis producer
Al Nelson .... sound designer: Skywalker Sound
Jared Slomoff .... score mixer
Vinny Smith .... sound mixer
Daniel Sperry .... dolby sound consultant (as Dan Sperry)
Joshua J. Svare .... dialogue editor (as Josh Svare)
Joshua J. Svare .... foley artist (as Josh Svare)
Vince Werner .... sound designer
Zach Martin .... assistant sound re-recording mixer (uncredited)
Ben Whitver .... adr mixer (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
David Blackford .... fabricator: time machine
William Boggs .... special effects technician (as Bill Boggs)
Sherril Johnson .... special effects coordinator
David 'Dumy' Kits .... machinist: time machine
Compass Noce .... fabricator: time machine
Paul Thibault .... engine fabricator: time machine
Johnny Wooten .... lead fabricator: time machine
 
Visual Effects by
Shannan Burkley .... matte painter: DIVE
Matthew Burres .... digital artist: DIVE
Kevin Fanning .... digital artist: DIVE
Jeremy Fernsler .... 3d supervisor: DIVE
Mark O. Forker .... visual effects consultant: DIVE
Mark Longchamps .... digital artist: DIVE
Bob Lowery .... visual effects executive producer: DIVE
Ed Mendez .... visual effects supervisor: DIVE (as Edwardo Mendez)
Colton Miller .... digital artist: DIVE
Tom Quinn .... visual effects producer: DIVE
Ben Updegrove .... visual effects editorial assistant: DIVE
Andy Williams .... visual effects production supervisor: DIVE
Felicia Faden .... matte painter (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Ryan Adams .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Shaun Bowlby .... best boy grip
Mark Bueing .... best boy electric
Garrett Cantrell .... key grip
Kevin Cook .... electrician
Alex Daboub .... second unit director of photography
Kyle Daley .... grip
Marc Dewey .... grip
Coty James .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Niall James .... electrician
Benjamin Kasulke .... camera operator: "a" camera
Jason Knoll .... camera operator: "b" camera
Jeremy Mackie .... gaffer
Ryan Middleton .... additional gaffer
Arthur Reynolds .... electrician (as Art Reynolds)
Jacob Rosen .... additional first assistant camera: pick-ups
Marcus Simpson .... electrician
Norman Tumolva .... grip (as Norm Tumolva)
Alisa Tyrrill .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Niall James .... best boy electric: alternate (uncredited)
Niall James .... best boy grip: alternate (uncredited)
Niall James .... grip (uncredited)
Regan MacStravic .... still photographer (uncredited)
Marco Scaringi .... grip and electric swing: intern (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Denise Gibbs .... background casting
Kat Ogden .... casting
Brandon Hemmerling .... casting associate (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sica Schmitz .... set costumer
 
Editorial Department
Marc Brown .... colorist
Alex Daboub .... assistant editor
Jannat Gargi .... digital imaging producer
Gordon Holmes .... assistant editor
Nacime Khemis .... assistant editor
Kristen Molina .... digital imaging producer
Bill Scott .... color timer
Lance Spindler .... color timer
Alex Turtletaub .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Patrick Brice .... assistant to music supervisor (as Patrick Kack-Brice)
Marguerite Phillips .... music supervisor
Kit Singleton .... music consultant
Jared Slomoff .... score mixer
Ilyse Wolfe Tretter .... music licensing consultant
 
Other crew
Jason Aumann .... set production assistant
Molly Breeskin .... assistant: Big Beach
Matt Bunker .... office production assistant
Jimmy Canavan .... location assistant
Justin Cantrell .... set production assistant
Cheryl Cowan .... script supervisor
Sarah Crowe .... set production assistant
Dave Drummond .... location manager
Allison Eckert .... office production assistant
Jacqueline Eckhouse .... legal services: Sloss Eckhouse LawCo
Amanda England .... office production assistant
Kathy England .... insurance: Taylor & Taylor
Bethany Haynes .... legal services: Sloss Eckhouse LawCo
Elizabeth Heile .... production accountant
Alison Kelly .... craft service
Lee Luna .... location production assistant
Daniele Tate Melia .... production executive: Big Beach
David Morgan .... production coordinator
Greg Ryan .... key set production assistant
John Silveira .... time travel consultant
William Trowbridge .... assistant: Mr. Trevorrow
Jeff Vigil .... office production assistant
Sean Walsh .... set production assistant
Angela H. Young .... office production assistant (as Angela Young)
David Falcon Ayala .... production assistant (uncredited)
Beth Dewey .... main title producer (uncredited)
Sebastian Falkowski .... production assistant (uncredited)
Gleb Kaminer .... dubbing voice (uncredited)
Ashley Neuhof .... production assistant (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Rik DeLisle .... special thanks
Suzanne Freider .... special thanks
Jaaron Miller .... special thanks
Walter F. Parkes .... special thanks (as Walter Parkes)
Marco Scaringi .... special thanks
Lynn Shelton .... special thanks
Lanie Siegel .... special thanks
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for language including some sexual references
Runtime:
USA:86 min
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
The original classified ad upon which the film is based first appeared in Backwoods Home Magazine in 1997. It was written as last-minute filler by John Silveira, an employee of the magazine, who is credited in the film as "Time Travel Consultant" and also has a cameo. The ad was later featured on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" (1992) in the "Headlines" segment, and eventually turned into an Internet meme before being developed into a screenplay.See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: When the ad for time travel is shown in the magazine office, the ad below the time travel ad is for a 1979 Hornet Wagon. AMC produced the Hornet from 1970 to 1977.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Darius:How far back do you want me to go?
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Movie Connections:
References Contra (1987) (VG)See more »
Soundtrack:
Brick by BrickSee more »

FAQ

What is the first song as she gets out of the elevator?
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35 out of 54 people found the following review useful.
Magical Little Gem That Makes You Believe, 16 July 2012
Author: Michael_Elliott from Louisville, KY

Safety Not Guaranteed (2012)

*** 1/2 (out of 4)

Grocery clerk Kenneth (Mark Duplass) places an ad in a local paper asking for someone to go with him as he time travels. He says they'll be paid once they return but safety isn't guaranteed as he's only done this once before. A magazine writer (Jake Johnson) hears about the story and takes a long a couple interns, one named Darius (Aubrey Plaza), quickly gets caught up with the time traveler as she applies for the job without him knowing that she's actually on a job. SAFETY NOT GUARANTEED is a pretty strange film to classify because it's part comedy and there are certainly some very light moments but the film also has a tremendous heart, which lets the characters actually be characters and this leads to some pretty dramatic moments. I guess the best way to classify this film is just by calling it life because it pretty much has a little bit of everything in it. What I found so good about the picture is simply how cute and charming it actually is. The reporters go into this story expecting to find a crazy man because we all know that time travel can't happen. What works so well with the film is the fact that you makes you believe that these type of things are possible and you really get caught up with all the characters and their situations. By the time the movie is over, and I won't spoil the ending, you're leaving the theater with a smile on your face no matter what your brain might tell you afterwards. Duplass and Plaza are simply perfect together as both of them bring the weirdness and loneliness out of their characters but they also have such a warm and wonderful chemistry that you can't help but fall for both of them. I also thought Johnson was extremely good in his supporting role as is Karan Soni as the other intern. SAFETY NOT GUARANTEED is really a magical little gem that is a breath of fresh air if you're wanting to get away from the loud blockbusters of the summer.

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