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10 May 2013 (USA) See more »
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Two young boys encounter a fugitive and form a pact to help him evade the vigilantes that are on his trail and to reunite him with his true love. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Beautifully filmed Coming-of-Age tale on the Mississippi River See more (232 total) »

Cast

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Matthew McConaughey ... Mud

Reese Witherspoon ... Juniper

Tye Sheridan ... Ellis

Jacob Lofland ... Neckbone

Sam Shepard ... Tom

Ray McKinnon ... Senior

Sarah Paulson ... Mary Lee

Michael Shannon ... Galen

Joe Don Baker ... King

Paul Sparks ... Carver

Bonnie Sturdivant ... May Pearl

Stuart Greer ... Miller
John Ward Jr. ... Galen's Helper
Kristy Barrington ... Princess
Johnny Cheek ... Kyle
Kenneth Hill ... Nelson

Michael Abbott Jr. ... James
Earnest McCoy ... Man at Budget Inn
Allie Wade ... May Pearl's Friend
Douglas Ligon ... Motel Clerk
Matt Newcomb ... Male Nurse
Mary Alice Jones ... Female Nurse
Tate Smalley ... Older Kid at Food King
Jimmy Dinwiddie ... Bartender
Ryan Jacks ... Trooper at Roadblock

Directed by
Jeff Nichols 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Jeff Nichols (written by)

Produced by
Glen Basner .... executive producer
Lisa Maria Falcone .... producer
Michael Flynn .... executive producer
Dan Glass .... co-executive producer
Sarah Green .... producer
Tom Heller .... executive producer
Morgan Pollitt .... associate producer
Aaron Ryder .... producer
Gareth Smith .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
David Wingo 
 
Cinematography by
Adam Stone (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Julie Monroe 
 
Casting by
Francine Maisler 
 
Production Design by
Richard A. Wright 
 
Art Direction by
Elliott Glick 
 
Set Decoration by
Fontaine Beauchamp Hebb  (as Beauchamp Fontaine)
 
Costume Design by
Kari Perkins 
 
Makeup Department
Carla Brenholtz .... key makeup artist
Robin Fredriksz .... makeup artist: Reese Witherspoon
Aurelio Guzman .... special makeup lab work
Jamie Hess .... special makeup lab work
Alexis LaCentra .... special makeup lab work
Michael Shawn McCracken .... special makeup lab work (as Mike McCracken)
Matthew W. Mungle .... special makeup designer
Kelly Nelson .... department head hair
Tina Roesler Kerwin .... department head makeup
Alissa Shores .... key hair stylist
Lona Vigi .... hair stylist: Reese Witherspoon
Clinton Wayne .... special makeup designer
Lloyd Matthews .... special makeup lab work (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Michael Flynn .... unit production manager
Sarah Green .... unit production manager
Nancy Kirhoffer .... post-production supervisor
Christopher H. Warner .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Cas Donovan .... first assistant director
Hope Garrison .... second assistant director
Phil Hardage .... first assistant director: underwater
 
Art Department
Jason Babin .... prop maker
Rick Bernos .... painter
Cara Blome .... art production assistant
Mike Boswell .... greensman
Adrian Bozeman .... prop maker
Leo Brown .... prop maker
Mike Caldwell .... prop maker
Lizzy Faulkner Chandler .... art department coordinator
Daniel Coe .... construction coordinator
Mitchell Crisp .... on set dresser
Larry L. Dean Jr. .... lead greensman
Gavin Deloach .... construction utility technician
Henson Flye .... set dresser
Doug Green .... prop maker
Colleen Haley .... art production assistant
Thaddys Hearington .... prop maker
William Johnson Jr. .... painter
Jerod Johnson .... painter
Peggy Johnson .... paint foreman
Thomas V. Johnson .... lead scenic painter (as Tom Johnson)
Kristin Mann .... prop assistant
Matthew Martin .... set dresser
Mark Moore .... storyboard artist
Scott A. Reeder .... prop assistant
Hannah May Roark .... assistant property master (as Hannah Roark)
Joey Santoro .... set dresser
John Eric Seay .... construction foreman (as John Seay)
David Sessum III .... prop maker
David Sessum Jr. .... prop maker
Jonathan Shaffer .... property master
Debbie Smith .... painter
James Smith .... set dresser
William Vestal .... greensman
Richard Blake Wester .... leadman (as Richard Wester)
Jason Wilson .... prop maker
Russell Wilson .... prop maker
Karen Young .... on set dresser
Miranda Sink .... set decoration production assistant (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Marco Alicea .... digital audio transfer (as Marco Alicera)
Ethan Andrus .... sound mixer
Jeremy Bowker .... sound effects editor
Jo Caron .... foley mixer
Dwight Chalmers .... sound utility
John Countryman .... video services
Jenna Dalla Riva .... foley recordist
Coya Elliott .... assistant supervising sound editor
Brad Engleking .... sound mix engineer
Will Files .... sound designer
Will Files .... sound re-recording mixer
Will Files .... supervising sound editor
Lyman Hardy .... sound effects editor
Jack Heeren .... foley mixer
Marie-Christine Hébert .... foley recordist (as Marie-Christine Hebert)
Goro Koyama .... foley artist
Michael Levine .... digital audio transfer
Andy Malcolm .... foley artist
Simon Meilleur .... foley artist
Stephen Muir .... foley recordist (as Stephan Muir)
Brandon Proctor .... sound re-recording mixer
Clint Smith .... dialogue editor
Tom Sturgis .... boom operator
John Torrijos .... video services (as John 'J.T.' Torrijos)
Tony Villaflor .... assistant sound re-recording mixer (as Tony Villaflour)
Don White .... foley mixer
Shayna Brown .... sound re-recording mixer (uncredited)
Dwight Chalmers .... field sound recordist (uncredited)
Sandra Fox .... foley assistant (uncredited)
Kaspar Hugentobler .... sound recordist (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Everett Byrom III .... special effects supervisor
Craig Byrom .... special effects technician
Steve Frusher .... special effects technician
Russell Hardy .... special effects technician
James W. McCormick .... special effects technician
Bob Trevino .... special effects foreman
 
Visual Effects by
Antony Allen .... compositor: Method Studios
Brett Angelillis .... animator: Method Studios
Lersak Bunupuradah .... cg artist: Method Studios
Zach Christian .... matte painter: Method Studios
Patrick Clancey .... digital opticals: EFilm (as Pat Clancey)
Juan Colon .... 3d tracking: Method Studios
Loraine Cooper .... compositor: Method Studios
Sean Danischevsky .... 2d supervisor: London, Method Studios
Tom Daws .... flame artist: Method Studios
Gus Duron .... digital optical editor: EFilm
Amy Garback .... i/o coordinator: Method Studios
Zafar Janjua .... visual effects coordinator: Method Studios
David Lo .... cg artist: Method Studios
Benjamin Mattern .... animator: Method Studios
Julia Neighly .... visual effects producer: Method Studios
Paula Olszowska .... compositor: Method Studios
Andrew Pinson .... compositor: Method Studios
Giorgia Pulvirenti .... compositor: Method Studios
Jason Schugardt .... visual effects supervisor: Method Studios
Lauren van Houten .... 3d tracking: Method Studios
Anastasia Von Rahl .... visual effects coordinator: Method Studios
Jenny Wan .... compositor: Method Studios
Matt Wilson .... 2d supervisor: Los Angeles, Method Studios (as Matthew Wilson)
Fabio Zapata .... 3d tracking supervisor: Method Studios
Chad E. Collier .... data technician: Method Studios (uncredited)
Janice Barlow Collier .... technical administrator: Method Studios (uncredited)
Rachel Faith Hanson .... visual effects producer (uncredited)
Doug Spilatro .... visual effects artist (uncredited)
Melody Woodford .... head of production: Method Studios (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Richard L. Blackwell .... stunts (as Rick Blackwell)
Jeff Chumas .... assistant stunt coordinator
Mickey Giacomazzi .... stunt coordinator
Randy Hall .... stunts
James M. Halty .... stunts (as Jim Halty)
Alex Krimm .... stunts
Matthew H. O'Connor .... stunts (as Matt O'Connor)
David Reinhart .... stunts
Daniel Stevens .... stunts (as Daniel Stephens)
Danny Wynands .... stunts
Balint Pinczehelyi .... safety diver (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Tom Alexander .... grip
Paul Atkins .... underwater director of photography
Brent Bailey .... electrician
Jim Bridges .... still photographer (as James Bridges)
Dave Calhoun .... rigging gaffer
Dylan Conrad .... "b" camera first assistant camera
Joe Datri .... g3 technician
John David Devirgiliis .... film loader
James Domkus .... balloon technician
Mike Foodman .... electrician
Rocky Ford .... key grip
Austin Fulcher .... electrician
James Garner .... electrician
Don Hager .... grip
Jordan Hager .... grip
Gary Harvill .... grip
Scott Howell .... klaus camera technician (as Scott A. Howell)
Linda Kallerus .... "c" camera first assistant camera (as Linda Slater)
Freddie W. Kelly .... electrician
Steve Koster .... aerial director of photography
Chris Kovalski .... best boy grip
Maurice Langford .... electrician (as Maurice 'Moe' Langford)
Matt Manning .... grip
James Marks .... hydroscope operator
Stephen McBride .... "a" camera second assistant camera
Kenneth Neil Moore .... "b" camera operator
Kenneth Neil Moore .... second unit director of photography
Kevin Mucha .... best boy electric
Matthew A. Petrosky .... "a" camera operator
Matthew A. Petrosky .... steadicam operator
David Regan .... "a" camera first assistant camera
Lindsay Rodriguez .... klaus camera technician
Thomas Rogers .... electrician
Michael Roy .... gaffer
Mike Sabga .... video assist
Mike Sabga .... video playback
Darius Shahmir .... epk camera
Chris Smith .... dolly grip (as Chris 'Smitty' Smith)
Nathan Trucks .... camera utility
Thomas Wostak .... electrician
Andy Casagrande .... digital intermediate technician (uncredited)
Jason Keene .... best boy electric: underwater scenes (uncredited)
Will Scott .... camera intern (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Caleb Bishop .... casting assistant: Arkansas
Byron Burch .... casting assistant: Arkansas
Sarah Dowling .... adr voice casting
Diana Guthrie .... casting: Texas
Yancey Prosser .... casting: Arkansas
Sarah Tackett .... casting: Arkansas
Ashley Hallford .... casting assistant (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Shirley Carlisle .... costumer
Brenda J. Chambers .... set costumer (as Brenda Chambers)
Patricia Gorman .... costume supervisor
S. Aimee Helms .... key set costumer (as Aimee Helms)
Stephanie Hummel .... wardrobe production assistant
 
Editorial Department
Federico Brusilovsky .... post production intern
Richard Chavez .... post production intern
Michael Davenport .... post production intern
Jake King .... colorist assistant: EFilm
May Kuckro .... first assistant editor
T.J. Larson .... post production intern
Mitch Paulson .... supervising digital colorist: EFilm
Robert E. Phillips .... digital intermediate producer: EFilm (as Rob Phillips)
Martha Pike .... digital intermediate editor: EFilm
Perri Pivovar .... first assistant editor
David Rosenblatt .... first assistant editor
Wilson Smith .... post production intern
Rosalie A. Staley .... digital intermediate associate producer: EFilm (as Rosalie Staley)
David Townsend .... post-production coordinator
George Chavez .... color timer (uncredited)
Bruce Goodman .... colorist (uncredited)
Stephanie Huettner .... intern to the assistant editor (uncredited)
Anthony Motta .... dailies operator (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Bill Bernstein .... music editor
Alexis Buffum .... musician: violin
Travis Chapman .... musician: bass
Kate Craig .... associate music supervisor
Jennifer Jesperson .... music licensing
Steve Lindsey .... music supervisor
Louie Lino .... strings engineer
Tony Martin .... musician: cello
Tim Rakoczy .... music editor
Nick Smith .... musician: trombone
Thomas Vicari .... score mixer
Michael Zainer .... assistant music editor
 
Transportation Department
Lagenea Bailey .... driver
Dennis Binns .... driver
Merton Binns .... driver
Michael Borreson .... driver (as Mike Borreson)
Andrew Bridewell .... boat captain
William Bridewell .... boat captain
Eddie Briggs .... driver
Matthew Burding .... boat captain
John C. Chaney .... driver: Matthew McConaughey (as John Chaney)
Sam Craytor .... driver
Bill Elliott .... boat captain
Ryan Elliott .... boat captain
Monte Emery .... driver
Troy Esquibel .... driver
Antonio Fletcher .... driver
Guy Graves .... driver
Gerald Hardy .... driver
Pam Hollowell .... driver
Rodney Jackson .... driver
Ricky Johnson .... driver
James Jones .... boat captain
Vicki Jones .... boat captain
Sid Law .... boat captain
Will Livingsston .... boat captain
James Marder .... driver
Drew McCord .... boat captain
John McLaughlin .... driver
Pete Meda .... driver
Steve Peden .... driver
John Proctor .... transportation captain
Robert Pugh .... boat captain
Eugene Purcell .... driver
Ronnie Reeves .... driver
Jerry Spencer .... driver
Judy Stuckey .... driver
Dave Tucker .... driver
Gerge Veneble .... driver
Debbie Warberry .... driver
Dorsey Williamson .... picture cars
Dan O. Wiseman .... transportation coordinator
Jack Prince .... camera car driver (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Spencer Audet .... assistant: Aaron Ryder, FilmNation Entertainment
Chris Austin .... police officer
Lander Austin .... police officer
Richard Baker .... executive vice president of marketing and distribution: FilmNation Entertainment
Carrie Berg .... office production assistant
Debbie Bilski .... craft service
Randy Bilski .... set medic
Whitney Bishop .... assistant: Jeff Nichols
Charles E. Blevins .... police officer
Steven Bobo .... police officer
Ray Braemer .... security: Reese Witherspoon
Laura Brown .... production secretary
Jason Bryant .... medic
Collin Buchanan .... location assistant (as Colin Buchanan)
Daniel Campbell .... set production assistant
Chris Cantrell .... stand-in
Jessica Cervantes .... animal trainer
Aaron S. Chassells .... medic
Jean-Paul Chreky .... script supervisor
Alison Cohen .... executive vice president of business and legal affairs: FilmNation Entertainment
Joe Conway .... studio teacher
Chris Cooper .... office production assistant
Helen Daniels .... office production assistant
Maddie Detloff .... office production assistant
Josh DeWesse .... stand-in
Derek Di Biagio .... assistant: Matthew McConaughey
Michael Donigan .... security
Andrew Epstein .... epk producer
Paul Fowler .... medic
David Fowlkes .... assistant location manager
Megan Fraiser .... animal trainer
Cody Gilliam .... police officer
Tammy Glass .... production coordinator
Lauren Griffin .... stand-in
Tate Har .... water safety
Michael Haro .... location manager
Taylor Hopkim .... police officer
David Jennis .... set production assistant
A.G. Johnson-Wagner .... first assistant accountant (as Andrew Grey Johnson)
Alex Krimm .... marine technician
Mike Lane .... client services
Jenny Lawhorn .... publicist: Fat Dot
Jeb A. Lemos .... caterer: Ready to Serve (as Jeb Lemos)
Audrey Lewis .... location production assistant
Melissa Loseby .... vice president of publicity: FilmNation Entertainment
Gabriella Ludlow .... production and legal affairs: The B.A. Department
John Lusby .... office production assistant
Mike MacDonald .... caterer: Ready to Serve
Earl Sean Mahang .... medic
Kathryn Malm .... set production assistant
Richard K. Matthews .... medic
Max McNamara .... set production assistant
David Melito .... production accountant
Pat Meyerhoff .... caterer: Ready to Srve
Jean-François Montminy .... caterer: Ready to Serve (as Jean Francois Montminy)
Charlotte Moore .... post production sound accountant
Matt O'Connor .... assistant marine coordinator
Kristen Otto .... animal trainer
John Patterson .... underwater supervisor
Pauline Piechota .... vice president of marketing and distribution: FilmNation Entertainment
Milan Popelka .... chief operating officer: FilmNation Entertainment
Eva Porter .... client services
Josh Richmond .... water safety
Tom Roach .... animal trainer
Jerry L. Robinson .... medic
Johnny Robinson .... stand-in
Matt Salazar .... payroll accountant
Weiman Seid .... publicist: Fat Dot
Katherine Silva .... accounting clerk
Franie Taylor .... water safety
Michael Tomassetti .... armorer
Justin Trimm .... set production assistant
Chang Tseng .... travel coordinator
Zach Turner .... set production assistant
John Wagner .... payroll clerk
Mark Walford .... medic
Noreen Ward .... vice president of finance and accounting: FilmNation Entertainment
Aimee Weaver .... location production assistant
J. Wilfrid White .... marine coordinator
Glen Yrigoyen .... marine technician
Matthew R. Zboyovski .... office production assistant (as Matt Zyboyovski)
John Zois .... assistant: Glen Basner, FilmNation Entertainment
Michael Dittmar .... location scout (uncredited)
Craig Hosking .... aerial coordinator/pilot (uncredited)
T.J. Larson .... production assistant: second unit (uncredited)
Christian Rodriguez .... client services (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Elizabeth Avellan .... special thanks
Mike Beebe .... special thanks: State of Arkansas (as Governor Mike Beebe)
James Berry .... special thanks: City of Dumas (as Mayor James Berry)
Fred Black Jr. .... special thanks
Fred Black .... special thanks
Gary Boyd .... special thanks
Wayne Caldwell .... special thanks
Everett Cox .... special thanks: Dumas Police Department
Sonny Cox .... special thanks: Arkansas County Judge
Christopher Crane .... special thanks: State of Arkansas, film commissioner
Dan Dillard .... special thanks (as Dr. Dan Dillard)
George Dunklin .... special thanks
Kim Fontaine .... special thanks: Arkansas State Troopers (as Sgt. Kim Fontaine)
David Gordon Green .... special thanks
Parke Gregg .... special thanks
Gary Hawkins .... special thanks
Leonard Hogg .... special thanks: Arkansas State Troopers (as Lt. Leonard Hogg)
Alec Jhangiani .... special thanks
Kelly Jones .... special thanks
Roger Land .... special thanks
Billy Lofland .... special thanks (as Debra & Billy Lofland)
Debra Lofland .... special thanks (as Debra & Billy Lofland)
Mark McElroy .... special thanks: Desha County Judge
Gary Morris .... special thanks
Thomas Newman .... special thanks
Joan Nichols .... special thanks (as John & Joan Nichols)
John Nichols .... special thanks (as John & Joan Nichols)
Missy Nichols .... special thanks
Sammye Owen .... special thanks: Dumas Chamber of Commerce
Harlan Patterson .... special thanks
Rodney Raines .... special thanks
Donald Lee Ruffin .... special thanks
Cread Rush .... special thanks
Rusty Rush .... special thanks
James Shelton .... special thanks: Casscoe Constable
Joe Sheridan .... special thanks (as Stephanie & Joe Sheridan)
Stephanie Sheridan .... special thanks (as Stephanie & Joe Sheridan)
Charles Stark .... special thanks (as Charles & Linda Stark)
Linda Stark .... special thanks (as Charles & Linda Stark)
Jeffrey Taylor .... special thanks: Walker Cottonwood Farm
 
Crew believed to be complete


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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for some violence, sexual references, language, thematic elements and smoking
Runtime:
130 min
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Trivia:
The bruises and cuts of Reese Witherspoon are real, since the actress had an accident shortly before started shooting. Instead of covering it with make-up or wait until she healed more, Jeff Nichols decided to film her like that, because it suited the character.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Ellis confronts Mud on the beach and then runs off, the left leg of his jeans are covered in mud. In the very next scene his pants are clean.See more »
Quotes:
Galen:I know I'm just your uncle, not a parent, but uh, you can tell me things if need to.
Neckbone:I can tell you this helmet smells like my duck butter.
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Soundtrack:
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106 out of 128 people found the following review useful.
Beautifully filmed Coming-of-Age tale on the Mississippi River, 10 March 2013
Author: JustCuriosity from Austin, TX, United States

Mud was very well-received by a packed house at the Paramount Theatre for its Regional Premiere at Austin's SXSW Film Festival. The crowd particularly loved local favorites director Jeff Nichols and the always shape-shifting Matthew McConaughey. (How is it possible that McConaughey hasn't even been nominated for an Oscar yet?) Mud is a charming, entrancing film that has almost lyrical quality as it unfolds along the rural backwoods of Arkansas's Mississippi River. The story revolves around the adventures of two young teenage boys who meet a mysterious drifter appropriately named Mud. Mud is hiding out an island in the Mississippi River awaiting the arrival of his beloved Juniper. The story has elements of drama, thriller, and romance. While the film is slightly too long and the story has a few unnecessary and distracting subplots, its overall eloquence and is absorbing. So like the Mississippi, the story meanders a little too much. The River setting becomes a character in the film that shapes the drama playing out along it. The two teenage actors are excellent, but the film is tour-de-force for McConaughey who is its heart and soul. Highly recommended for those who like serious drama and appreciate natural beauty.

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