Poster

The Player ()


Reference View | Change View


A Hollywood studio executive is being sent death threats by a writer whose script he rejected, but which one?

Director:
Awards:
  • Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 24 wins & 29 nominations.
  • See more »
Reviews:

Photos and Videos

Cast verified as complete

Edit
...
Griffin Mill
...
June Gudmundsdottir
...
Walter Stuckel
...
Detective Avery
...
Larry Levy
...
Joel Levison
...
Bonnie Sherow
...
David Kahane
...
Andy Civella
...
Tom Oakley
...
Dick Mellen
...
Detective DeLongpre
...
Celia
...
Jan
...
Sandy
...
Jimmy Chase
...
Reg Goldman
...
Steve Reeves
...
Whitney Gersh
Frank Barhydt ...
Frank Murphy
...
Marty Grossman (as Mike E. Kaplan)
Kevin Scannell ...
Gar Girard
Margery Bond ...
Witness
Susan Emshwiller ...
Detective Broom
Brian Brophy ...
Phil
Michael Tolkin ...
Eric Schecter
Stephen Tolkin ...
Carl Schecter
Natalie Strong ...
Natalie
...
Walter (as Pete Koch)
...
Trixie
...
Rocco (as Jeff Weston)
...
Steve Allen
...
Richard Anderson
...
Rene Auberjonois
...
Harry Belafonte
...
Shari Belafonte
...
Karen Black
...
Michael Bowen
...
Gary Busey
...
Robert Carradine
...
Charles Champlin
...
Cher
...
James Coburn
...
Cathy Lee Crosby
...
John Cusack
...
Brad Davis
...
Paul Dooley
Thereza Ellis ...
Thereza Ellis
...
Peter Falk
...
Felicia Farr
...
Kasia Figura (as Kasia Figura)
...
Louise Fletcher
...
Dennis Franz
...
Teri Garr
...
Leeza Gibbons
...
Scott Glenn
...
Jeff Goldblum
...
Elliott Gould
...
Joel Grey
...
David Alan Grier
...
Buck Henry
...
Anjelica Huston
...
Kathy Ireland
...
Steve James
Maxine John-James ...
Maxine John-James
...
Sally Kellerman
...
Sally Kirkland
...
Jack Lemmon
...
Marlee Matlin
...
Andie MacDowell
...
Malcolm McDowell
...
Jayne Meadows
...
Martin Mull
...
Jennifer Nash
...
Nick Nolte
...
Alexandra Powers
...
Bert Remsen
Guy Remsen ...
Guy Remsen
Patricia Resnick ...
Patricia Resnick
...
Burt Reynolds
...
Jack Riley
...
Julia Roberts
...
Mimi Rogers
...
Annie Ross
...
Alan Rudolph
...
Jill St. John
...
Susan Sarandon
Adam Simon ...
Adam Simon
...
Rod Steiger
Joan Tewkesbury ...
Joan Tewkesbury
...
Brian Tochi
...
Lily Tomlin
...
Robert Wagner
...
Ray Walston
...
Bruce Willis
...
Marvin Young
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
...
Aaron Camp (uncredited)
Althea Gibson ...
Althea Gibson (uncredited)
Ted Hartley ...
Party Guest (uncredited)
...
Jack (uncredited)
Jack Kney ...
Jogger (uncredited)
James McLindon ...
Jim the Writer (uncredited)
...
Himself (uncredited)
...
Studio Mail Driver (uncredited)
...
Scott Shaw (uncredited)
...
Patrick Swayze (uncredited)
...
Funeral Guest (uncredited)
...
Studio Executive (uncredited)

Directed by

Edit
Robert Altman

Written by

Edit
Michael Tolkin ... (screenplay)
 
Michael Tolkin ... (novel "The Player")

Produced by

Edit
Cary Brokaw ... executive producer
David Brown ... producer
Scott Bushnell ... co-producer
William S. Gilmore ... co-executive producer
David Levy ... associate producer
Michael Tolkin ... producer
Nick Wechsler ... producer

Music by

Edit
Thomas Newman

Cinematography by

Edit
Jean Lépine ... director of photography (as Jean Lepine)

Film Editing by

Edit
Maysie Hoy
Geraldine Peroni

Editorial Department

Edit
Alisa Hale ... second assistant editor
Bob Hart ... negative cutter
A. Michelle Page ... assistant editor
Mike Stanwick ... color timer (as Michael Stanwick)
Dylan Tichenor ... apprentice editor
John Dowdell ... hd colorist (uncredited)

Production Design by

Edit
Stephen Altman
Ken Kaufman

Art Direction by

Edit
Jerry Fleming

Set Decoration by

Edit
Susan Emshwiller

Costume Design by

Edit
Alexander Julian ... wardrobe designer

Makeup Department

Edit
Deborah K. Larsen ... makeup artist (as Deborah Larsen)
Scott Williams ... hairdresser

Production Management

Edit
Jim Chesney ... production supervisor
Tom Udell ... unit production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

Edit
C.C. Barnes ... second assistant director (as CC Barnes)
Allan F. Nicholls ... first assistant director (as Allan Nicholls)

Art Department

Edit
Matthew R. Altman ... set dresser (as Matthew Altman)
John Beauvais ... scenic painter
Peter Borck ... leadman
Charles Bragg ... title painting
John Bucklin ... set dresser
Thomas Calloway ... carpenter
Sydney Cooper ... artwork
Loren Corney ... construction coordinator
John Evans ... carpenter
Kenny Funk ... carpenter (as Kenneth Funk)
Michelle Guastello ... art department coordinator (as Michele Guastello)
Julie Heuer ... assistant property master
Justin Kritzer ... carpenter
Darryl Lee ... carpenter
Chris Marneus ... carpenter
Patrick Maurer ... construction foreman (as Pat Maurer)
James Monroe ... property master
Mario Pérez ... swing gang (as Mario Perez)
Ricky Riggs ... painter
David Ronan ... set dresser
Daniel C. Rothenberg ... swing gang (as Daniel Rothenberg)
Jim Samson ... set dresser
W.C. Nearhood Jr. ... carpenter (uncredited)

Sound Department

Edit
Kenneth R. Burton ... sound effects editor (as Ken Burton)
Robert Deschaine ... foley mixer (as Bob Deschaine)
Rich Gooch ... recordist: Skywalker Sound
Joseph Holsen ... dialogue editor
Paul Holzborn ... foley artist (as Paul Holtzborn)
Matthew Iadarola ... re-recording mixer: Skywalker Sound
David Jobe ... foley recordist
Stanley Kastner ... re-recording mixer: Skywalker Sound
Edmund J. Lachmann ... dialogue editor (as Ed Lachmann)
John Post ... foley artist
John Pritchett ... production sound mixer
Michael P. Redbourn ... supervising sound editor (as Michael Redbourn)
Joel Shryack ... boom operator
Emily Smith-Baker ... cable puller
Bill Ward ... assistant sound editor
John Rotondi ... sound engineer: Y4 (uncredited)
John Soukup ... sound transfer (uncredited)

Special Effects by

Edit
John C. Hartigan ... special effects (as John Hartigan)

Stunts

Edit
Greg Walker ... stunt coordinator

Camera and Electrical Department

Edit
Robert Reed Altman ... first assistant camera
Robert Bruce ... electrician
Andy Day ... best boy electric (as Andrew Day)
Val DeSalvo ... electrician (as Val De Salvo)
Kevin Fahey ... grip
Michael James Fahey ... best boy grip (as Michael J. Fahey)
Craig Finetti ... third assistant camera
Scott Hollander ... grip (as Scott 'El Gato' Hollander)
Anthony T. Marra II ... key grip
Daniel Cary McCrystal ... second assistant camera (as Cary McKrystal)
Tom McGrath ... electrician
Don Muchow ... gaffer
Tim Nash ... grip
Chris Reddish ... electrician
Lorey Sebastian ... still photographer
Wayne Stroud ... dolly grip
Scott Hamilton ... still photographer (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

Edit
Vikki Barrett ... wardrobe assistant (as Vicki Brinkkord)
Angela Billows ... wardrobe assistant
Lydia Tanji ... wardrobe supervisor

Location Management

Edit
Paul D. Boydston ... assistant location manager (as Paul Boydston)
Jack Kney ... location manager

Music Department

Edit
Bill Bernstein ... music editor
Thomas Pasatieri ... orchestrator
John Vigran ... music scoring mixer

Transportation Department

Edit
Chris Armstrong ... driver (as Christopher Armstrong)
Ron Chesney ... driver
Steve Earle ... driver
Don Feeney ... driver
D.J. Gardiner ... driver
Derek Raser ... transportation coordinator
J.T. Thayer ... transportation captain (as 'J.T.' Thayer)
Gregg Willis ... driver (as Greg Willis)

Other crew

Edit
Alison Balian ... assistant: Nick Wechsler
Andrea Berty ... craft service
Angie Bonner ... production assistant
Jim Brockett ... animal trainer
John O. Brown III ... production assistant (as John Brown III)
Sam Carlson ... set security
Betsy Chasse ... assistant coordinator
Stacy Cohen ... production secretary
Celia Converse ... representative: Sandcastle 5
Signe Corriere ... production assistant
Steve Day ... production assistant
Kimberly Edwards ... production accountant (as Kimberly Edwards Shapiro)
Judy Geletko ... additional accounting services
Robin Hage ... assistant: Cary Brokaw
Sheri Halfon ... financial representative: Avenue
Pamela Hedley ... production executive
Cynthia E. Hill ... production coordinator (as Cynthia Hill)
Kelly Householder ... production assistant
Lawrence Karman ... karaoke videos (as Larry 'Doc' Karman)
Ken Kaufman ... food designer
Danielle Knight ... assistant: Cary Brokaw
Cheryl Kurk ... assistant accountant
Claudia Lewis ... production executive
Mark R. Lindsay ... sales representative (as Mark Lindsay)
Stuart McCauley ... craft service
James McLindon ... assistant: Robert Altman (as Jim McLindon)
Tom Moore ... set medic
Dan Perri ... title designer
Carole Starkes ... script supervisor
Andrew Varela ... promotions arranger
Catherine Webb ... post-production accountant
Alex L. Worman ... publicity team
Michael Hubert ... assistant coordinator (uncredited)
Julie Kuehndorf ... unit publicist (uncredited)
Chris Paine ... assistant to writer and producer (uncredited)

Thanks

Edit
Janis Dinwiddie ... special thanks
Mark Eisen ... special thanks
Morgan Entrekin ... special thanks
Luis Estevez ... special thanks
Bob Flick ... special thanks: Entertainment Tonight
Suzanne Goldman ... special thanks
Gerald Greenbach ... special thanks: Two Bunch Palms
Ron Haver ... special thanks
Randy Honaker ... special thanks
Julie Johnston ... special thanks
Patrick Murray ... special thanks
Toyoko Nezu ... special thanks
Mimi Rabinowitz ... special thanks
Steve Trombatore ... special thanks: All Payments
Crew verified as complete

Production Companies

Edit

Distributors

Edit

Special Effects

Edit

Other Companies

Edit

Storyline

Edit
Plot Summary

Events in the life of a Hollywood studio executive, unfold with the same unrealistic positive coincidences, ultimately culminating to a "happy ending", much like the movie scripts, with which he works day in and out, after he accidentally murders someone. Written by Abhay Bhatt

Plot Keywords
Taglines Now more than ever! See more »
Genres
Parents Guide View content advisory »
Certification

Additional Details

Edit
Also Known As
  • El juego de Hollywood (Spain)
  • Spelaren (Sweden)
  • Las reglas del juego (Uruguay)
  • Žaidejas (Lithuania)
  • Игрок (Russia)
  • See more »
Runtime
  • 124 min
Country
Language
Color
Aspect Ratio
Sound Mix
Filming Locations

Box Office

Budget $8,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $302,216, 10 Apr 1992
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $28,876,701

Did You Know?

Edit
Trivia Screenwriter Michael Tolkin had a film company ring him up and try to option Habeus Corpus, the blatantly ludicrous film that is pitched within the movie. See more »
Goofs Crew member reflected in the windows of Griffin Mill's vehicle as Griffin pulls over and kills the snake. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in The Player/FernGully: The Last Rainforest/Newsies/The Puerto Rican Mambo/Edward II (1992). See more »
Soundtracks SNAKE See more »
Crazy Credits Tim Robbins, Fred Ward and Cynthia Stevenson all enter the film when their names appear in the opening credits. See more »
Quotes Griffin Mill: I was just thinking what an interesting concept it is to eliminate the writer from the artistic process. If we could just get rid of these actors and directors, maybe we've got something here.
See more »

Contribute to This Page


Recently Viewed