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The China Syndrome (1979) Poster

Full Cast & Crew

Directed by 

James Bridges

Writing Credits  

Mike Gray ... (written by) &
T.S. Cook ... (written by) and
James Bridges ... (written by)

Cast (in credits order) verified as complete  

Jane Fonda ... Kimberly Wells
Jack Lemmon ... Jack Godell
Michael Douglas ... Richard Adams
Scott Brady ... Herman De Young
James Hampton ... Bill Gibson
Peter Donat ... Don Jacovich
Wilford Brimley ... Ted Spindler
Richard Herd ... Evan McCormack
Daniel Valdez Daniel Valdez ... Hector Salas
Stan Bohrman Stan Bohrman ... Pete Martin
James Karen ... Mac Churchill
Michael Alaimo Michael Alaimo ... Greg Minor
Donald Hotton ... Dr. Lowell
Khalilah Ali Khalilah Ali ... Marge
Paul Larson Paul Larson ... D.B. Royce
Ron Lombard Ron Lombard ... Barney
Tom Eure Tom Eure ... Tommy
Nick Pellegrino ... Borden
Daniel Lewk Daniel Lewk ... Donny
Allan Chinn Allan Chinn ... Holt
Martin Fiscoe Martin Fiscoe ... Control Guard
Alan Kaul Alan Kaul ... TV Director
Michael Mann ... TV Consultant
David Eisenbise David Eisenbise ... Technical Director
Frank Cavestani Frank Cavestani ... News Reporter
Reuben Collins Reuben Collins ... Sportscaster
E. Hampton Beagle E. Hampton Beagle ... Mort
David Pfeiffer David Pfeiffer ... David
Lewis Arquette ... Hatcher
Dennis McMullen Dennis McMullen ... Robertson
Rita Taggart ... Rita Jacovich
James Hall James Hall ... Harmon
Carol Schlanger ... Waitress (as Carol Helvey)
Trudy Lane Trudy Lane ... Alma Spindler
Jack Smith Jr. Jack Smith Jr. ... Tom
David Arnsen David Arnsen ... KXLA Cameraman
Betty Harford Betty Harford ... Woman at Demonstration
Donald Bishop Donald Bishop ... Hearings Chairman
Al Baietti Al Baietti ... Pro-Nuclear Witness
Diandra Morrell Diandra Morrell ... Sasha
Darrell Larson ... Young Demonstrator
Roger Pancake Roger Pancake ... Gate Guard
Joe Lowry Joe Lowry ... Security Agent
Harry M. Williams Harry M. Williams ... Fire Rescue
Dennis Barker Dennis Barker ... Jaws of Life
Joseph Garcia Joseph Garcia ... Highway Patrolman
James Kline James Kline ... Jim
Alan Beckwith Alan Beckwith ... Technician
Clay Hodges Clay Hodges ... SWAT Squad Leader
Val Clenard Val Clenard ... Val Clenard
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Robert A. Bowen Robert A. Bowen ... Camera operator (uncredited)
John Philip Dayton ... Young Photographer (uncredited)
Peter Paul Eastman Peter Paul Eastman ... Reporter (uncredited)
Michael Jeffers ... Board Member (uncredited)
Robert S. Woods Robert S. Woods ... (uncredited)

Produced by 

Michael Douglas ... producer
Bruce Gilbert ... executive producer
Penny McCarthy ... assistant producer
James Nelson ... associate producer
Jack Smith Jr. ... assistant producer

Cinematography by 

James Crabe ... director of photography

Film Editing by 

David Rawlins

Casting By 

Sally Dennison

Production Design by 

George Jenkins

Set Decoration by 

Arthur Jeph Parker

Costume Design by 

Donfeld

Makeup Department 

Bernadine M. Anderson ... makeup artist: Ms. Fonda (as Bernadine Anderson)
Kaye Pownall ... hairstylist (as Kay Pownall)
Don Schoenfeld ... makeup artist

Production Management 

James Nelson ... unit production manager
James A. Dennett ... production manager (uncredited)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director 

Kim Kurumada ... first assistant director
Barrie M. Osborne ... second assistant director (as Barrie Osborne)
Joel Chernoff ... second unit director (uncredited)

Art Department 

Rafael Caro ... art department staff
Rick Carter ... art department staff (as Richard Carter Jr.)
Joseph Hurley ... art department staff (as Joe Hurley)
Terry E. Lewis ... property master (as Terry Lewis)
William Maldonado ... construction coordinator
Richard McKenzie ... art department staff
Rudy Reachi ... assistant prop man
Ray Villalobos Sr. ... paint foreman (as Reynaldo Villalobos)
R. Chris Westlund ... lead man (as Chris Westlund)
S. Bruce Wineinger ... construction foreman (as Bruce Wineinger)
Jimmy Day ... labor foreman (uncredited)
Roy 'Bucky' Moore ... third assistant property master (uncredited)
William Ladd Skinner ... set designer (uncredited)

Sound Department 

Fred J. Brown ... sound effects editor (as Fred Brown)
Willie D. Burton ... sound mixer (as Willie Burton)
Gene Corso ... sound effects editor
Les Fresholtz ... re-recording mixer (as Lester Fresholtz)
Marvin E. Lewis ... boom man (as Marvin Lewis)
Mary McGlone ... sound effects editor
Michael Minkler ... re-recording mixer
Lorane Mitchell ... sound effects editor
Arthur Piantadosi ... re-recording mixer
Samuel C. Crutcher ... assistant sound editor (uncredited)
Robert W. Harris ... cable person (uncredited)

Special Effects by 

Bruce Mattox ... special effects assistant
Henry Millar Jr. ... special effects

Visual Effects by 

Richard Edlund ... miniature photography
Michael L. Fink ... electronic consultant (as Mike Fink)
Richard E. Hollander ... electronic consultant (as Richard Hollander)
James F. Liles ... special photographic effects
Matthew Yuricich ... matte paintings
Stuart Ziff ... electronic effects
Peter Anderson ... visual effects (uncredited)

Stunts 

Bob Harris ... stunt coordinator (as Bobby Harris)
Carey Loftin ... stunt coordinator
Hubie Kerns Jr. ... stunt driver (uncredited)
Bryce Guy Williams ... stunt double: Jack Lemmon (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department 

James O. Blair ... gaffer (as James Blair)
Robert Duggan ... best boy grip
Robert Isenberg ... camera assistant (as Bob Isenberg)
Hal Landaker ... video consultant
Tom Prophet Jr. ... key grip
Daryl Smith ... best boy electric
Peter Sorel ... still photographer
Mike Sweeten ... camera operator
Reynaldo Villalobos ... second camera (as Ray Villalobos)
John Szajner ... second camera assistant (uncredited)

Casting Department 

Stanzi Stokes ... assistant casting (as Stanzi Foster)

Costume and Wardrobe Department 

Aggie Guerard Rodgers ... costumer: ladies (as Agnes Rodgers)
Eddie Marks ... costumer: men (as Edward Marks)

Editorial Department 

Francesca Emerson ... assistant editor

Location Management 

Douglas E. Stoll ... location manager (as Douglas Stoll)

Music Department 

Michael Boddicker ... musician: synthesizer
Jim Henrikson ... music editor
Francesca Emerson ... assistant music editor (uncredited)
Dan Wallin ... score mixer (uncredited)

Transportation Department 

Edward Baken ... transportation captain (as Eddie Baken)
Craig Pinkard ... transportation coordinator

Other crew 

Marty P. Ewing ... production assistant (as Marty Ewing)
Debbie Getlin ... assistant: Mr. Bridges (as Deborah Getlin)
Richard Holley ... helicopter pilot (as Rick Holley)
Alan Kaul ... technical advisor: news
Ronnie Kramer ... production secretary
Doe Mayer ... video sequences designer
Bruce Nahin ... production assistant
Ramon Pahoyo ... craft service (as Ramone Pahoyo)
Eileen Peterson ... publicist
Ken Ryan ... production auditor (as Kenneth Ryan)
Marshall Schlom ... script supervisor
Gayle Simon ... researcher
Teddy Stewart ... researcher
Richard Thomason ... helicopter pilot
David Arntzen ... production assistant (uncredited)
Blanche Bisbing ... assistant auditor (uncredited)
Dale Bridenbaugh ... nuclear technical advisor: MHB Technical Associates (uncredited)
Ron Eisenman ... first aid (uncredited)
Karina Goodman ... production assistant (uncredited)
Richard Hubbard ... nuclear technical advisor: MHB Technical Associates (uncredited)
Eileen McGuire ... accounting assistant (uncredited)
Gregory Minor ... nuclear technical advisor: MHB Technical Associates (uncredited)
Francesca Rivieri ... assistant to executive producer (uncredited)
Howard R. Schuster ... financing (uncredited)
Crew verified as complete

See also

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