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Heaven's Gate (1980) Poster

(1980)

Full Cast & Crew

Directed by 

Michael Cimino

Writing Credits  

Michael Cimino ... (written by)

Cast (in credits order)  

Kris Kristofferson ... James Averill
Christopher Walken ... Nathan D. Champion (as Chris Walken)
John Hurt ... William C. Irvine
Sam Waterston ... Frank Canton
Brad Dourif ... Mr. Eggleston
Isabelle Huppert ... Ella Watson
Joseph Cotten ... The Reverend Doctor
Jeff Bridges ... John H. Bridges
Ronnie Hawkins ... Maj. Wolcott
Paul Koslo ... Mayor Charlie Lezak
Geoffrey Lewis ... Trapper Fred
Richard Masur ... Cully
Rosie Vela Rosie Vela ... Beautiful Girl (as Roseanne Vela)
Mary Catherine Wright Mary Catherine Wright ... Nell (as Mary C. Wright)
Nicholas Woodeson ... Small Man
Stefan Shcherby Stefan Shcherby ... Big Man
Waldemar Kalinowski Waldemar Kalinowski ... Photographer
Terry O'Quinn ... Capt. Minardi
Jack Conley ... Morrison (as John Conley)
Margaret Benczak Margaret Benczak ... Mrs. Eggleston
Jim Knobeloch Jim Knobeloch ... George Kopestonsky (as James Knobeloch)
Erika Petersen Erika Petersen ... Mrs. Kopestonsky
Robin Bartlett ... Mrs. Lezak
Tom Noonan ... Jake
Marat Yusim Marat Yusim ... Russian Merchant
Aivars Smits Aivars Smits ... Michael Kovach
Gordana Rashovich Gordana Rashovich ... Mrs. Kovach
Jarlath Conroy Jarlath Conroy ... Mercenary in New Suit
Allen Keller Allen Keller ... Dudley
Caroline Kava ... Stefka
Mady Kaplan ... Kathia
Anna Levine ... Little Dot
Patricia Hodges ... Jessie (as Pat Hodges)
Mickey Rourke ... Nick Ray
Kevin McClarnon Kevin McClarnon ... Arapaho Brown
Kai Wulff ... German Merchant
Steven Majstorovic Steven Majstorovic ... Czech Merchant (as Steve Majstorovic)
Gabriel Walsh Gabriel Walsh ... Zindel's Clerk
Norton Buffalo Norton Buffalo ... Private
Jack Blessing ... Emigrant Boy
Jerry Sullivan Jerry Sullivan ... Governor of Wyoming
Jerry McGee Jerry McGee ... Heaven's Gate Band
Cleve Dupin Cleve Dupin ... Heaven's Gate Band
Stephen Bruton Stephen Bruton ... D.B. Schultz - Heaven's Gate Band
Sean Hopper ... Heaven's Gate Band
David Mansfield ... John DeCory - Skating Violinist
T Bone Burnett ... Heaven's Gate Band (as T-Bone Burnett)
David S. Cass Sr. David S. Cass Sr. ... Moustached Mercenary (as David Cass)
Paul D'Amato ... Bearded Mercenary
Peter Osusky Peter Osusky ... Peter
Ivan Kormanik Ivan Kormanik ... Ivan
Michael Christensen Michael Christensen ... Juggler
Anatoli Davydov Anatoli Davydov ... Fighting Bulgarian Emigrant (as Anatoly Davydov)
Nina Gaidarova Nina Gaidarova ... Bulgarian Emigrant's Wife
Wally McCleskey Wally McCleskey ... Chicken Fighter
Gary Vezane Gary Vezane ... Canton's Bodyguard (as Gary 'Buzz' Vezane)
H.P. Evetts H.P. Evetts ... Wolcott's Bodyguard
Bruce Morgan Bruce Morgan ... Miner - Mercenary
Bobby Faber Bobby Faber ... Class Marshal - Harvard
Judi Trott Judi Trott ... Irvine's Girlfriend (as Judi Trot)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mark Chapman Mark Chapman ... Charles.
Steve Holbrook Steve Holbrook ... Young mercenary
Sam Peckinpah ... Hangman (scenes deleted)
Loyd Catlett ... Morrison's Sentry (uncredited)
Willem Dafoe ... Willy (uncredited)
Juli Erickson ... Refugee (uncredited)
Les Gapay Les Gapay ... Extra (uncredited)
Ian Hislop Ian Hislop ... Bit Part - Graduation Scene (uncredited)
Al Nazario Hunter Al Nazario Hunter ... Regulator (uncredited)
Lincoln Hurst Lincoln Hurst ... Harvard Undergraduate (uncredited)
David Lewis David Lewis ... Extra (uncredited)
Norbert Weisser ... Immigrant (uncredited)
Eric Wood Eric Wood ... Immigrant (uncredited)

Produced by 

Joann Carelli ... producer
Denis O'Dell ... executive producer
Charles Okun ... executive producer

Music by 

David Mansfield

Cinematography by 

Vilmos Zsigmond

Film Editing by 

Lisa Fruchtman
Gerald B. Greenberg ... (as Gerald Greenberg)
William Reynolds
Tom Rolf

Casting By 

Cis Corman
Tony Gaznick
Jane Hallaren ... (as Jane Halloran)

Production Design by 

Tambi Larsen

Art Direction by 

Spencer Deverell ... (as Spencer Deverill)
Maurice Fowler

Set Decoration by 

James L. Berkey ... (as Jim Berkey)
Josie MacAvin

Costume Design by 

J. Allen Highfill ... (as Allen Highfill)

Makeup Department 

Christine Allsopp ... daily makeup artist uk
Thomas R. Burman ... special makeup effects artist (as Tom Burman)
Verne Caruso ... hair stylist (as Vern Caruso)
Ken Chase ... makeup artist
Tom Hoerber ... makeup artist (as Thomas A. Hoerber)
Mary Keats ... hair stylist
Ben Nye ... makeup artist
Jerry O'Dell ... makeup artist (as Gerald W. O'Dell)
Connie Reeve ... daily makeup artist uk
Ken Diaz ... makeup artist (uncredited)

Production Management 

Robert Grand ... production manager (as Bob Grand)
Denis O'Dell ... production manager (as Dennis O'Dell)
Charles Okun ... production manager
Peter Price ... production manager
William Reynolds ... executive in charge of post-production

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director 

Andy Armstrong ... second assistant director
Dennis Capps ... second assistant director
Brian W. Cook ... assistant director (as Brian Cook)
Richard Graves ... second assistant director
Michael Grillo ... assistant director
Duncan Henderson ... dga trainee
Terry Needham ... second assistant director
Michael Stevenson ... second assistant director
Ken Tuohy ... second assistant director

Art Department 

Ragnar Antonsen ... drapery foreman
Gus Basso ... greensman
Joseph D. Brady ... construction foreman
Carmine Goglia ... stand-by painter
Jaymes Hinkle ... scenic sign painter (as Jimmy J. Hinkle)
Dick Kyker ... property master
Maurice Larson ... sign painter gang boss
Nancy Mickelberry ... set designer
James F. Orendorff ... construction coordinator (as James Orendorff)
David Q. Quick ... assistant property master (as David Quick)
Rudy Reachi ... assistant property master (as Rodolfo Reachi)
Bob Sherwood ... stand-by propman
Alan Sims ... assistant property master / lead man
Robert J. Visciglia Sr. ... property master (as Robert Visciglia)
James T. Woods ... painter gang boss
Bill Gold ... poster designer (uncredited)
Tom Jung ... poster designer (uncredited)
William Ladd Skinner ... set designer (uncredited)

Sound Department 

Richard Adams ... sound editor (as Richard W. Adams)
Donald A. Bolger ... boom operator (as Don Bolger)
Charles J. Bond ... cable person (as Charles Bond)
Arthur Carelli ... cable person
Ken Dufva ... foley artist
Michael Jablow ... assistant sound editor
Chris Jenkins ... re-recording mixer
James J. Klinger ... supervising sound editor
Jas. Klinger ... assistant sound editor
C. Darin Knight ... sound mixer (as Darin Knight)
Robert Knudson ... re-recording mixer (as Buzz Knudsen)
Skip Macdonald ... assistant sound editor
Don MacDougall ... re-recording mixer (as Don Mac Dougall)
Tom C. McCarthy ... sound editor (as Tom McCarthy)
Gene Radzik ... stereo sound consultant: Dolby (2004 5.1 update)
Winston Ryder ... sound editor
Curt Schulkey ... sound editor
Jonathan Andrews ... sound liason (uncredited)
Malcolm Davies ... sound (uncredited)
Richard Portman ... re-recording mixer (uncredited)
Dan Sharp ... sound re-recordist (uncredited)

Special Effects by 

James Camomile ... special effects (as Jim Camomile)
Stan Parks ... special effects
Ken Pepiot ... special effects
Samuel E. Price ... special effects (as Sam Price)
Kevin Quibell ... special effects
Paul Stewart ... special effects

Stunts 

Debbie Evans ... stunts
Buddy Van Horn ... stunt coordinator
Billy Burton ... stunts (uncredited)
Hank Calia ... stunts (uncredited)
David S. Cass Sr. ... stunts (uncredited)
Loyd Catlett ... stunt double: Jeff Bridges (uncredited) / stunts (uncredited)
Tom Elliott ... stunts (uncredited)
H.P. Evetts ... stunts (uncredited)
Joe Finnegan ... stunts (uncredited)
Alan Gibbs ... stunts (uncredited)
Bill Hart ... stunts (uncredited)
Billy Hank Hooker ... stunts (uncredited)
Leroy Johnson ... stunts (uncredited)
George Orrison ... stunts (uncredited)
Larry Randles ... stunts (uncredited)
Walter Scott ... stunts (uncredited)
Buddy Van Horn ... stunts (uncredited)
Chuck Waters ... stunts (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department 

Tony Cridlin ... key grip
Ray De La Motte ... camera operator
Dick Deats ... key grip (as Richard Deats)
Doug DiGioia ... camera operator (as Doug DiGoia)
Eric Engler ... assistant camera
Jeff Gershman ... camera operator (as Jeff Gerhsman)
Michael Gershman ... assistant camera
Paul Gilbert ... camera operator
Ernst Haas ... still photographer
John Harris ... camera operator
Lee Heckler ... gaffer
John Hull ... grip
Jan Kiesser ... camera operator
Kyle T. MacDowell ... grip
Ken Miller ... best boy grip
Louis Niemeyer ... assistant camera
Ken Nishino ... assistant camera
László Pal ... additional camera operator
Kelvin Pike ... camera operator
Paul M. Pollard ... camera operator (as Paul Pollard)
László Regos ... camera operator (as Laszlo Regos)
Joseph D. Steuben ... camera operator (as Joseph Steuben)
Jenny Thomson ... camera operator: "b" camera, second unit

Casting Department 

Pam Caper ... casting associate
Jim Comfort ... extras casting assistant

Costume and Wardrobe Department 

Beth Alexander ... costumer
Sandy Berke Jordan ... costumer: women (as Sandy Berke)
James P. Cullen ... costumer
Barry Francis Delaney ... costumer (as Barry Delaney)
Claudia Everett ... wardrobe assistant
Lisa M. Lewis ... wardrobe
Frimi Okun ... costumer
Laurie Riley ... costumer: men

Editorial Department 

Donah Bassett ... negative cutter
Melissa Bretherton ... assistant editor (as Mellissa Bretherton)
Neil Farrell ... assistant editor
Barbara Gandolfo-Frady ... assistant editor
Aubrey Head ... color timer
Harry Peck Bolles ... apprentice editor
Michael E. Polakow ... assistant editor
Michael Ripps ... assistant editor
Ralph Sandler ... assistant film editor
Penelope Shaw ... assistant editor
José Antonio Torres ... assistant film editor (as Jose Torres)

Location Management 

Alan B. Curtiss ... location manager
Joe Stanley ... location manager

Music Department 

Joann Carelli ... music supervisor
William Saracino ... music editor (as Bill Saracino)

Transportation Department 

Gene R. Johnson ... transportation coordinator (as Gene Johnson)

Other crew 

Ted Albert ... unit publicist
Bryan Buchanan ... lead stand-in
Kim Burke ... wrangler
Eleanor Fazan ... choreographer
Wayne Fitzgerald ... title designer
Joy Helman ... unit publicist: UK
Scott Hough ... production assistant
Sally Jones ... script supervisor
Lynda Karjola ... production coordinator
Alex Matcham ... assistant accountant
Patty Nelson ... secretary: Mr. Cimino
Gene O'Brien ... wrangler (as Gene O'Brian)
Fred O'Dell ... wrangler (as Freddie O'Dell)
Betty Owens ... assistant production accountant
Sally Pardo ... production assistant
Ellen Ribner ... researcher
June Samson ... script supervisor
Dominic Santarone ... caterer
Ruth Santarone ... caterer
Tom Seidman ... assistant trainee (as Thomas Seidman)
Nanette Siegert ... production coordinator
William Snyder ... production assistant
Tad Tadlock ... additional choreographer
Ann Tait ... production controller (as Anne M. Tait)
Bill Twaddle ... wrangler
Rudy Ugland ... boss wrangler
Robert Weinstein ... researcher
Jerry Young ... wrangler
Natalie Drache ... script supervisor (uncredited)

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