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Best Seller (1987) Poster

(1987)

Full Cast & Crew

Directed by 

John Flynn

Writing Credits  

Larry Cohen ... (written by)

Cast (in credits order) verified as complete  

James Woods ... Cleve
Brian Dennehy ... Dennis Meechum
Victoria Tennant ... Roberta Gillian
Allison Balson ... Holly Meechum
Paul Shenar ... David Madlock
George Coe ... Graham
Anne Pitoniak Anne Pitoniak ... Mrs. Foster
Mary Carver ... Cleve's Mother
Sully Boyar ... Monks
Kathleen Lloyd ... Annie
Charles Tyner ... Cleve's Father (as Harold Tyner)
E. Brian Dean E. Brian Dean ... Taxi Driver
Jeffrey Josephson Jeffrey Josephson ... Pearlman
Edward Blackoff Edward Blackoff ... Thorn
Branscombe Richmond ... Longshoreman #1
J.P. Bumstead J.P. Bumstead ... Rothman
William Bronder William Bronder ... Foley
Jenny Gago ... Woman in Laundry
Michael Crabtree Michael Crabtree ... Man in Bar
Clare Fields Clare Fields ... Bartender
Claudia Stenke Claudia Stenke ... Woman at Bar
David Byrd David Byrd ... Quentin
Loyda Ramos ... Female Officer
Obaka Adedunyo Obaka Adedunyo ... Man in Car
Ted Markland ... Man in Bar
Phil Hoover Phil Hoover ... Roud
David Blackwood David Blackwood ... Senator
David Ursin ... Meechum's Lawyer
Jay Ingram ... Turner
Daniel Trent Daniel Trent ... Jarvis
Gary Kirk Gary Kirk ... Jason
Dean Abston Dean Abston ... Cabot
David S. Cass Sr. David S. Cass Sr. ... Cop in Depository
Bill R. Mitchell Bill R. Mitchell ... El Paso TV Anchor
John Howard Swain John Howard Swain ... Man at Airport
Dennis Acree Dennis Acree ... Bodyguard #1
Mark Venturini ... Bodyguard #2
Larry Holt ... Bodyguard #3
Jeff Ramsey ... Bodyguard #4
James Winburn ... Supervisor
Peter Stader Peter Stader ... Dock Worker
Hank Stone ... Man #2
Brian Gaffikin Brian Gaffikin ... Waiter
Michael White Michael White ... Young Cop
Martin West ... Mature Cop
Wally Burr Wally Burr ... Talk Show Host
Arlin Miller Arlin Miller ... News Reporter
Sands Hall Sands Hall ... Teacher
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sam Baldoni Sam Baldoni ... Man #1 (uncredited)
Seymour Cassel ... Carter (uncredited)
Sydney Urshan Sydney Urshan ... Drug Kingpin (uncredited)

Produced by 

John Daly ... executive producer
Carter DeHaven ... producer (as Carter De Haven)
Derek Gibson ... executive producer

Music by 

Jay Ferguson

Cinematography by 

Fred Murphy ... director of photography

Film Editing by 

David Rosenbloom

Casting By 

Diane Dimeo
Michael McLean

Production Design by 

Gene Rudolf

Art Direction by 

Robert Howland

Set Decoration by 

Chris Butler

Makeup Department 

Deborah Figuly ... makeup artist
Pamela Peitzman ... hair stylist / makeup artist

Production Management 

Paul Kurta ... unit production manager: New York
Jack Roe ... production manager
Randy D. Thornton ... post-production supervisor (as Randy Thornton)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director 

David C. Anderson ... first assistant director (as David Anderson)
Karen Miller Ehrlich ... second second assistant director
Leo Zisman ... second assistant director (as Leonid Zisman)

Art Department 

Richard Baum ... assistant property master (as Rich Baum)
Randy Bostic ... swing gang
Susan Kaufman ... set decorator: New York
David Lux ... storyboard artist
James A. Rathbun ... property master
Robert G. Santarella ... leadman (as Robert G. Santaella)
Paul Toft ... swing gang

Sound Department 

Lee Alexander ... production sound mixer
James Ashwill ... foley mixer
Ellen Heuer ... foley artist
Pieter Hubbard ... sound editor
Joseph A. Ippolito ... sound editor (as Joe Ippolitto)
Rick Kline ... re-recording mixer
Donald O. Mitchell ... re-recording mixer
Dan O'Connell ... foley artist
Kevin O'Connell ... re-recording mixer
Bill Phillips ... supervising sound editor
John Phillips ... assistant sound editor
Hal Sanders ... sound editor
Steve Stephens ... boom operator
Mike Warner ... sound editor
Ed Golya ... adr mixer (uncredited)
Jack Keller ... sound recordist (uncredited)

Special Effects by 

Peter Kunz ... special effects: New York
Robert L. Olmstead ... special effects (as Robert Olmstead)
Ken Speed ... special effects

Stunts 

Roydon Clark ... additional stunt coordinator
Chuck Hicks ... stunt double
Steven Lambert ... stunt coordinator (as Steve Lambert)
Aaron Norris ... stunt driver
Glenn Randall Jr. ... additional stunt coordinator (as Glenn Randall)
Bruce Paul Barbour ... stunt performer (uncredited)
Conrad E. Palmisano ... stunts (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department 

Ben Batzdorff ... best boy electric
David Bodin ... best boy grip
Tim Collins ... grip (as Timothy Collins)
Ric Delgado ... electrician
Don Devine ... first assistant camera
Philip Lee ... second assistant camera
Greg R. McCullough ... electrician (as Greg McCullough)
Vince Onken ... electrician
Curtis Pepper ... electrician
Lorey Sebastian ... still photographer
Dylan Shephard ... dolly grip (as Dylan Shepard) / key grip (as Dylan Shepard)
R. Michael Stringer ... gaffer
Woogie Thomas ... grip (as Larry 'Woogie' Thomas)
Christopher Tufty ... camera operator (as Chris Tufty)
Eric Ward ... electrician

Casting Department 

Barbara Harris ... voice casting
Rick Montgomery ... extras casting
Dan Parada ... extras casting (as Danny Parada)

Costume and Wardrobe Department 

Dorothy Amos ... wardrobe
Sandra Culotta ... wardrobe (as Sandi Culotta)
Dino Giacomin ... wardrobe
Murshel Lewis ... wardrobe (as Murschel C. Lewis)
Mary Law Weir ... wardrobe (as Mary Weir)

Editorial Department 

Deborah Cichocki ... assistant film editor (as Deborah Zimmerman)
Jody Gaber ... second assistant film editor (as Jody Levine)
Phill Norman ... montage

Location Management 

Michael Neale ... location manager
Kurt Wehrs ... location scout

Music Department 

Budd Carr ... music supervisor
Allan K. Rosen ... music editor (as Allan Rosen)
Joanne Weiss ... music coordinator

Transportation Department 

Fritz Braden ... transportation coordinator
Benson Jones ... driver
J.D. Orlebeck ... driver
Dave Robling ... driver
Tim Roe ... driver
Lawrence J. Romanoff ... transportation captain (as Larry Romanoff)
Jonathan A. Rosenfeld ... transportation co-captain (as Jonathan Rosenfeld)
Charlie Rothstein ... driver: production van
Valdimar Thoransky ... driver: honeywagon
Ron Zimmerman ... driver

Other crew 

Frans J. Afman ... motion picture banking
Marilyn Bailey ... script supervisor
Julianne Berdrow ... assistant production accountant
Eileen Eichenstein ... production office supervisor: New York
Jenny Fitzgibbons ... production accountant: New York
Tammy Green ... production office coordinator: New York
Graham Henderson ... production executive
Robert Jellen ... insurance
Jennifer Leimbrook ... production assistant
Jim Mathews ... production accountant
Phill Norman ... title designer
Kenny Payton ... craft service
Ron Ratner ... first aid
Tony Schwartz ... production assistant
Debby Shively ... production secretary
Janet Lee Smith ... production coordinator
Ame D. Vaughan ... legal services
Joel DiMaggio Wein ... production assistant (as Joel Wein)
Mary Carroll Zumbrook ... assistant: Mr. De Haven

See also

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