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Switching Channels (1988) Poster

Full Cast & Crew

Directed by 

Ted Kotcheff

Writing Credits  

Ben Hecht ... (play) and
Charles MacArthur ... (play)
 
Jonathan Reynolds ... (screenplay)

Cast (in credits order) verified as complete  

Kathleen Turner ... Christy Colleran
Burt Reynolds ... John L. Sullivan IV
Christopher Reeve ... Blaine Bingham
Ned Beatty ... Roy Ridnitz
Henry Gibson ... Ike Roscoe
George Newbern ... Siegenthaler
Al Waxman ... Berger
Ken James Ken James ... Warden Terwilliger
Barry Flatman ... Zaks
Ted Simonett Ted Simonett ... Tillinger
Anthony Sherwood ... Carvalho
Joe Silver ... Mordsini
Charles Kimbrough ... The Governor
Monica Parker ... Jessica
Allan Royal ... Obregon
Fiona Reid ... Pamela Farbrother
Andre Mayers Andre Mayers ... Jesse
Bill Randolph ... Eric
Richard Comar Richard Comar ... Governor's Aide
Grant Cowan ... Crannock
Wayne Fleming Wayne Fleming ... Bryce
Laura Robinson Laura Robinson ... Karen Ludlow
Angelo Rizacos Angelo Rizacos ... Ridnitz's Sidekick
Tony Rosato ... Joker
Jackie Richardson ... Abigail
Laurie Paton ... Reporter
Warren Davis Warren Davis ... Reporter
Katya Ladan Katya Ladan ... Reporter
Rex Hagon Rex Hagon ... Reporter
Philip Akin Philip Akin ... Guard
Patrick Patterson Patrick Patterson ... Guard
Jonathan Welsh Jonathan Welsh ... Chaplain
Russell Gordon Russell Gordon ... Jasper
Corrine Koslo Corrine Koslo ... Yvonne
Judah Katz ... Tillinger Sound Man
Jason Blicker ... Sound Man
Diane Douglass Diane Douglass ... Upper Class Woman
Ida Carnevali Ida Carnevali ... Poor 'Yuppie' Mother
Noel Gray Noel Gray ... Nancy
Megan Smith-Harris ... Booking Secretary (as Megan Smith)
Jane Schoettle Jane Schoettle ... Booking Secretary
Philip Malotte Philip Malotte ... 6'8' Cameraman
Chick Roberts Chick Roberts ... Cop
Bill Cotterell Bill Cotterell ... Rusty
James Loxley James Loxley ... Anchorman
Cheryl Wilson Cheryl Wilson ... SNN Anchor Person (as Cheryl S. Wilson)
Ray Landry ... SNN Anchor Person
John Dee ... Old Man in Lobby
Peter Walachy Peter Walachy ... Tattooee
John S. Davies John S. Davies ... Aide
Eric Fink Eric Fink ... Butler
Jack Duffy ... Emil, the Waiter
Robert Morelli Robert Morelli ... Waiter
Arlene Mazerolle ... Hotel Receptionist
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Heather Holmberg ... Business Woman (uncredited)
Marlon Sterling Long ... Prison Guard (uncredited)
C.J. Lusby ... Round Card Girl (uncredited)

Produced by 

Don Carmody ... executive producer
Martin Ransohoff ... producer

Music by 

Michel Legrand

Cinematography by 

François Protat ... director of photography (as Francois Protat)

Film Editing by 

Thom Noble

Casting By 

Lynn Stalmaster

Production Design by 

Anne Pritchard

Art Direction by 

Charles Dunlop

Set Decoration by 

Mark S. Freeborn ... (as Mark Freeborn)
Rose Marie McSherry

Costume Design by 

Mary E. McLeod ... (as Mary McLeod)

Makeup Department 

David R. Beecroft ... key hair stylist
Diana Ladyshewsky ... assistant hair stylist
Philip Leto ... hair stylist: Mr. Reynolds (as Phil Leto)
Teresa Robinson ... assistant makeup artist
Katherine Southern ... key makeup artist

Production Management 

Billy Higgins ... unit production manager: Chicago
Joyce Kozy King ... production manager
Josi W. Konski ... unit production manager: Miami

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director 

Stephen Andrzejewski ... second second assistant director
James Giovannetti Jr. ... first assistant director: Chicago (as James Giovannetti)
Jim Kaufman ... first assistant director
Michelle Marx ... first assistant director: Miami
Blair Roth ... second assistant director
Janet Spiegel ... third assistant director
Kim Winter ... second assistant director

Art Department 

Tory Bellingham ... assistant props
Daniel R. Bradette ... assistant set decorator
Jim Breithaupt ... art department controller (as James F. Breithaupt)
Ron Erbel ... greensman: Miami
Ed Hanna ... assistant art director
Scott Jacobson ... props: Miami
Gustave Meunier ... prop buyer
George Miller ... construction supervisor
Don Miloyevich ... property master
Tony Parkins ... head carpenter
Reet Puhm ... scenic artist
Frances Semple ... head painter
Tristan Tondino ... head scenic artist
Lynn Trout ... set decorator: Montreal
Tony Parkin ... head carpenter (uncredited)
Robert S. Smith ... carpenter (uncredited)

Sound Department 

Bernie Blynder ... sound mixer: Miami
Richard Cadger ... sound editor (as Rick Cadger)
David Evans ... supervising sound editor
David Giammarco ... sound editor
Robert W. Glass Jr. ... sound re-recordist (as Robert W. Glass)
Wayne Griffin ... supervising sound editor
John Laning ... assistant sound editor
David Lee ... location sound mixer
Robin Leigh ... sound editor
Peter McBurnie ... foley artist
Karen Noble ... foley assistant
Donna Powell ... assistant sound editor
Michael Rea ... assistant sound editor
Steve Switzer ... boom operator
Jane Tattersall ... sound editor
Robert Thirlwell ... sound re-recordist
Don White ... foley recording mixer (uncredited)

Special Effects by 

Rory Cutler ... special effects

Stunts 

Shelley Cook ... utility stunts
Steve Lucescu ... utility stunts
Dwayne McLean ... stunt coordinator

Camera and Electrical Department 

Ray Boyle ... gaffer
Andy Chmura ... camera operator
Steve Danyluk ... gaffer
John Denney ... lighting technician: musco light
Chris Helcermanas-Benge ... still photographer
John Hudecek ... key grip: Chicago
Robert A. Hudecek ... gaffer: Chicago (as Bob Hudecek)
Greg Kasper ... key grip: Miami
Michael Kohne ... key grip
Robert Lapierre Jr. ... key grip: Montreal (as Robert Lapierre)
Gregory Lundsgaard ... camera operator: Chicago (as Greg Lundsgaard)
Bruce Macaulay ... still photographer
Thom Ryan ... focus puller
Tom Schurke ... video engineer
Billy Seckles ... gaffer: Miami
Dave Sheridan ... clapper loader (as Dave C. Sheridan)
Jeff Simon ... camera operator: Miami
Matt Tundo ... camera operator: second unit
Joseph A. Unsinn ... video engineer
Normand Viau ... gaffer: Montreal (as Normand Viaux)
Dave Ferguson ... grip (uncredited)

Casting Department 

Stuart Aikins ... casting: Toronto
Brad Davis ... extras casting: Miami
Liz Geddes ... extras casting: Chicago
Peter Lavender ... extras casting

Costume and Wardrobe Department 

Mary Lou Byrd ... wardrobe: Miami (as Mary Lou Bird)
Kim W. Chow ... wardrobe master
Stacey Coker ... wardrobe mistress
Gail Filman ... assistant costume designer

Editorial Department 

Joan E. Chapman ... assistant editor
Robert A. Daly Jr. ... post-production assistant
Larry Engelmann ... color timer
Patricia A. Galvin ... assistant editor
Susan Maggi ... assistant editor
Peter Ransohoff ... assistant editor

Location Management 

Michael Brownstone ... unit location manager
Bob Hudgins ... location manager: Chicago
Richard Lalonde ... unit location manager: Montreal
Steve Wakefield ... assistant location manager

Music Department 

Neil Diamond ... composer: theme music
Dan Garde ... supervising music editor
Sally Stevens ... singer (uncredited)

Script and Continuity Department 

Susanna David ... continuity supervisor

Transportation Department 

Richard Deangelo ... transportation captain: Chicago (as Dick DeAngelo)
Norm Henderson ... transportation coordinator
Joyce M. Lark ... transportation captain: Miami (as Joyce Lark)

Additional Crew 

Cindy Burden ... production secretary
Wayne Fitzgerald ... title designer
Melissa Jones ... assistant: Mr. Kotcheff
Wendi Laski ... unit publicist
Jim Mathews ... production accountant
Cindy Morton ... executive assistant: Mr. Carmody / video coordinator
Deborah Zwicker ... production coordinator
Jaap Broeker ... stand-in (uncredited)
Crew verified as complete

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