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The Other Side of the Wind (2018)

R | | Drama | 2 November 2018 (USA)
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A Hollywood director emerges from semi-exile with plans to complete work on an innovative motion picture.


Orson Welles
9 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »





Cast overview, first billed only:
John Huston ... Jake Hannaford
Oja Kodar ... The Actress
Peter Bogdanovich ... Brooks Otterlake
Susan Strasberg ... Julie Rich
Norman Foster ... Billy Boyle
Robert Random ... John Dale (as Bob Random)
Lilli Palmer ... Zarah Valeska
Edmond O'Brien ... Pat Mullins
Mercedes McCambridge ... Maggie Noonan
Cameron Mitchell Cameron Mitchell ... Zimmer
Paul Stewart ... Matt Costello
Gregory Sierra ... Jack Simon
Tonio Selwart Tonio Selwart ... The Baron
Dan Tobin ... Dr. Burroughs
John Carroll ... Lou Martin


A famed, and infamous, movie director, JJ Hannaford, dies in a car accident. He was about to release his latest movie and a documentary camera crew had been following him around in the days preceding his death. We see the events leading up to his death, the careers Hannaford destroyed, the enemies he made and his last film, The Other Side of the Wind. Written by grantss

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A New Motion Picture From Legendary Director Orson Welles See more »



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexual content, graphic nudity and some language | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


The year that Jake Hannaford dies in 1978. That is the only year in the 1970s that his birthday, July 1st falls on a Saturday and Hannaford died the next morning. See more »


Hannaford hands Brooks Otterlake a drink that is more than half empty. When Brooks takes is and says cheers the glass is more than half full. See more »


[first lines]
Brooks Otterlake: [voice-over] That's the car, what was left of it after the accident. If it was an accident.
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Crazy Credits

After the end credits, Hannaford's voice is heard saying "Cut" See more »


Referenced in Beautiful People (2001) See more »


Out Front
Written and performed by Jaki Byard
Published by Prestige Music
Courtesy of Concord Music Group, Inc.
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User Reviews

Not your father's Orson Welles movie
13 November 2018 | by pierceborchardtSee all my reviews

This is not a movie for everyone. Orson Welles knows exactly who will enjoy this movie. Those who will enjoy this movie are exactly who Orson Welles wants to connect with, people like him, those who truly love Cinema. The art of this movie is evident. It is wholly original in its progression and cinematography. It captures the essience and mind of surrealist directors especially in the 1970s beautifully. It's a virtual time capsule of a movie. It is unintentionally a period piece, love letter to an era now long dead. Yet, this movie is very intentionally trying to put off a chaotic, disorderly, and untidy attitude. It does so very pleasingly. I love this movie. It is pure cinema.

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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