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Film about filmmaking. It takes place during one day on set of non-budget movie. Ultimate tribute to all independent filmmakers.

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Nick Reve
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Nicole Springer
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Wolf
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Wanda
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Chad Palomino (as James LeGros)
Rica Martens ...
Cora
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Tito
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Assistant Camera
Hilary Gilford ...
Script
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Gaffer
Tom Jarmusch ...
Driver / Intern
Michael Griffiths ...
Sound Mixer
Matthew Grace ...
Boom
Ryan Bowker ...
Food Service / Clapper
Francesca DiMauro ...
Production Assistant
Norman Fields ...
Hair / Make-up Artist
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Costume Designer
Vincenzo Amelia ...
Cook
Laurel Thornby ...
Nicole's Mother
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Michele Carlo ...
Nurse (uncredited)

Directed by

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Tom DiCillo

Written by

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Tom DiCillo ... (written by)

Produced by

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Jane Gil ... associate producer
Hilary Gilford ... executive producer
Michael Griffiths ... producer
Dermot Mulroney ... associate producer
Robert M. Sertner ... co-executive producer
Marcus Viscidi ... producer
Danielle von Zerneck ... associate producer
Frank von Zerneck ... co-executive producer
Meredith Zamsky ... co-producer

Music by

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Jim Farmer

Cinematography by

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Frank Prinzi

Film Editing by

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Dana Congdon
Camilla Toniolo

Editorial Department

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Josh Cramer ... apprentice editor
Keiko Deguchi ... assistant film editor
May Kuckro ... apprentice editor
Janet MacGilvray ... apprentice editor
John J. Richardson III ... assistant film editor
Jane Schneider ... apprentice editor
Stan Sztaba ... negative cutter

Casting By

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Marcia Shulman

Production Design by

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Stephanie Carroll
Thérèse DePrez

Art Direction by

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Janine Michelle
Scott Pask

Costume Design by

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Ellen Lutter

Makeup Department

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Linda Jackson ... assistant hair stylist (as Linda J. Jackson) / assistant makeup artist (as Linda J. Jackson)
Chris Laurence ... hair stylist / makeup artist
Evelyn Ortman ... additional hair stylist / additional makeup artist
Laura Tesone ... hair stylist / makeup artist

Production Management

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Cybille MacDonald ... unit manager
Lemore Syvan ... additional unit production manager
Meredith Zamsky ... unit production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Ian Bearce ... second assistant director
Derrick Kardos ... second second assistant director
Jeffrey Lazar ... first assistant director
John O'Rourke ... first assistant director
Jody Solomon ... second assistant director

Art Department

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Betsy Alton ... on-set dresser
Annie Ballard ... property master
Robert Covelman ... property master
Harlan Gruber ... construction coordinator
Sarah Lavery ... art assistant
Tom Nifenecker ... set dresser
Craig Orvieto ... set dresser
Larry Orvieto ... set dresser
Mark Sonderskov ... head carpenter

Sound Department

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Josh Cramer ... assistant sound editor
Kenna Doeringer ... assistant sound editor
Stuart Emanuel ... sound editor
Jeanne Gilliland ... boom operator
Kenton Jakub ... dialogue loop editor
Hal Levinsohn ... supervising sound editor
Tim O'Shea ... sound editor
Eliza Paley ... supervising sound editor
Mathew Price ... production sound mixer
Jacob Ribicoff ... dialogue editor
Dominick Tavella ... re-recording mixer
Brian Vancho ... foley artist

Camera and Electrical Department

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Joseph Baccari ... grip
Axel Baumann ... second assistant camera
Daniel Beaman ... dolly grip
Bill Bettencourt ... still photographer
Andrew Blauner ... electrician
Steve Calalang ... second assistant camera
Paul Candrilli ... key grip
Dominick Condi ... still photographer
Howard Davidson ... dolly grip
Sean Donovan ... grip
Vincent Enche ... grip
Edwin M. Figueroa ... dolly grip
Bobby Flecker ... generator operator
Susan Gabbay ... second assistant camera
Robert Gibson ... grip
Bob Gruen ... still photographer
Andrew Hall ... grip
Jeremy Hall ... key grip
Tom Hamilton ... grip
Xavier Henselmann ... best boy grip (as Xavier Henselman)
J. Alan Hostetter ... gaffer
Timothy Johnson ... electrician
Scott Kincaid ... electrician
Todd S. Klein ... key grip
Dennis Langschultz ... electrician
Maddy Lederman ... grip
Doug Luka ... electrician
Frank McCormack ... electrician
Ben McCullough ... best boy electric
Sandra Mueller ... camera intern
Linda Phillips ... electrician
Tom Potoskie ... dolly grip
Nate Ranger ... second assistant camera
Johnny Santiago ... third grip
Cornelius Schultze-Kraft ... electrician
Douglas W. Shannon ... gaffer
Charlotte R. Snyder ... grip
Michael Stiller ... best boy electric
Adrian Truini ... dolly grip
David S. Tuttman ... first assistant camera
Benjamin Wolf ... third electrician
Alan Wolfe ... first assistant camera

Casting Department

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Meredith Jacobson Marciano ... extras casting (as Meredith Jacobson)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Rena DeAngelo ... wardrobe assistant
Sandi Figueroa ... wardrobe assistant
Jill Merritt ... wardrobe supervisor
Barbara Presar ... assistant costume designer

Location Management

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Michael Devlin ... location scout
Sam Rohn ... location scout
Thomas J. Whelan ... location manager

Other crew

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Glenn Carbutt ... key production assistant
Brendan Kyle Cochrane ... parking coordinator
Sarah Ferholt ... production intern
Lisa Gold ... production assistant
Lisa Katcher ... script supervisor
Jessica Levin ... production intern
Danna Liebert ... script supervisor
Robin Moraetes ... assistant production coordinator
Silvia G. Rigano ... production intern
Taz Saunders ... production assistant
W. Ed Stephenson ... key production assistant
Michael Ventresco ... title designer
Karen Dockser Walter ... production assistant
Jon Winkelman ... production assistant
Kim Yu ... publicist: Canada
Elizabeth Zagrany ... production accountant

Thanks

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Rick Schmidt ... special thanks

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Storyline

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Taglines Nick is about to discover the first rule of filmmaking: if at first you don't succeed... PANIC! See more »
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Also Known As
  • Ça tourne à Manhattan (France)
  • Living in Oblivion - Total abgedreht (Germany)
  • Vivir rodando (Spain)
  • Kallitehnes... ston ypno tous (Greece)
  • Stille kamera går (Norway)
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Runtime
  • 90 min
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Budget $500,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia Director Tom DiCillo didn't want to beg people for money to make this film, so he asked his actors if they would work for free. All of them agreed and most of them even put up money themselves. Eventually anybody who contributed a few dollars got a part in the movie. See more »
Goofs When a light explodes Wanda asks "Is everybody hurt? Is anybody OK?", whereas she should be asking "Is anybody hurt? Is everybody OK?" See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Clueless/An Awfully Big Adventure/Free Willy 2: The Adventure Home/Living in Oblivion/Bandit Queen (1995). See more »
Crazy Credits statement after the end credits: The characters and incidents portrayed and the names herein are sort of fictitious, and any similarity to the name, character or history of any person is sort of coincidental and unintentional. See more »
Quotes [Little person Tito is not happy with the dream sequence]
Tito: Why does my character have to be a dwarf?
Nick: He doesn't have to be.
Tito: Then why is he? Is that the only way you can make this a dream, to put a dwarf in it?
Nick: No, Tito, I...
Tito: Have you ever had a dream with a dwarf in it? Do you know anyone who's had a dream with a dwarf in it? No! I don't even have dreams with dwarves in them. The only place I've seen dwarves in dreams is in stupid movies like this! "Oh make it weird, put a dwarf in it!". Everyone will go "Woah, this must be a fuckin' dream, there's a fuckin' dwarf in it!". Well I'm sick of it! You can take this dream sequence and stick it up your ass!
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