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Al Pacino's deeply-felt rumination on Shakespeare's significance and relevance to the modern world through interviews and an in-depth analysis of "Richard III."

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Herself / Queen Elizabeth
Gordon MacDonald ...
Himself / Dorset
Madison Arnold ...
Himself / Rivers
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Himself / Grey
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Himself / King Edward
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Himself / Duke of Clarence
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Himself / Richard III
Timmy Prairie ...
Young Edward V
Landon Prairie ...
Prince Richard
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Himself / William, Lord Hastings
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Himself / Lord Stanley
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Himself / Earl of Buckingham
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Margaret
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Herself / Lady Anne
Phil Parolisi ...
Halberd / Messenger
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1st Murderer
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2nd Murderer
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Himself / Lord Catesby
Julie Moret ...
Mistress Shore
Frederic Kimball ...
Himself / Bishop of Ely
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Ratcliffe (as Dan von Bargen)
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Lovel
Ira Lewis ...
James Tyrell
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Richmond
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Messenger
Luke Toma ...
Messenger
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Messenger
Marlon Pollick ...
Soldier
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Himself
Hayley Barr ...
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Don Berry ...
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Nicholas Berry ...
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Robin Berry ...
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Joyce Ebert ...
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Esther Gregory ...
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Linda Iannella Scott ...
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Elaine Kory ...
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David Saltzman ...
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Linda Selman ...
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Kyle Smyth ...
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Heathcote Williams ...
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Barbara Everett ...
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Himself - Interviewee
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Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
James Bulleit ...
Lord Ellis (uncredited)
Timothy 'TJ' James Driscoll ...
Richmond Soldier (uncredited)
Michael Hadge ...
Himself (uncredited)
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Ensemble (uncredited)

Directed by

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Al Pacino

Written by

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William Shakespeare ... (play "The Tragedy of Richard the Third")
 
Al Pacino ... (narration) &
Frederic Kimball ... (narration)

Produced by

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James Bulleit ... line producer
Michael Hadge ... producer
Al Pacino ... producer
William Teitler ... executive producer

Music by

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Howard Shore

Cinematography by

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Robert Leacock

Film Editing by

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William A. Anderson
Ned Bastille
Pasquale Buba
Andre Ross Betz ... (as Andre Betz)

Editorial Department

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Carol Avery ... assistant editor
Neria Cohen ... assistant editor
Kathy LaCommare ... assistant editor
Paul A. Levin ... post-production supervisor
Ira Manhoff ... assistant editor
John Mollura ... assistant editor
Mark Nakamine ... colorist (digital color correction)
Dave Pultz ... color timer (as David Pultz)
Charles Stimson ... assistant editor
Jeremy Strong ... editorial intern
Lateefah Torrence ... apprentice editor
Lewis D. Wheeler ... assistant editor: Lewis Wheeler

Casting By

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Alison E. McBryde

Art Direction by

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Kevin Ritter

Costume Design by

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Yvonne Blake
Aude Bronson-Howard
Deborah Lynn Scott

Makeup Department

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John Caglione Jr. ... makeup department head
Lynn Campbell ... makeup artist
Sue Forrest Chambers ... makeup artist
Michael Laudati ... makeup artist
Craig Lyman ... makeup artist
Vera Mitchell ... hair stylist
Michael Moore ... hair stylist
James Post ... hair stylist
Alan E. Schubert ... hair stylist (as Alan Schubert)

Production Management

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Zilla Clinton ... production manager
Dale Overton ... production supervisor

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Rick Lang ... first assistant director
Michael Newman ... second assistant director
Jon C. Scheide ... second assistant director (as John C. Sneide)

Art Department

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Patrik Alven ... set dresser/props
Don Berry ... set dresser/props
Monica Castro ... assistant property master (as Monica Ragan)
Henry Hills ... additional art director
Chris Tomko ... set dresser/props

Sound Department

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Gina Alfano ... adr editor
Barbara J. Boguski ... adr editor (as Barbara Boguski)
Felipe Borrero ... sound mixer
Simon Clark ... sound recordist
Lawrence L. Commans ... boom operator (as Lawrence Commans)
Marko A. Costanzo ... foley artist
Eugene Gearty ... sound effects editor
Trevor Hotz ... sound recordist
Sean Huff ... assistant sound editor
Dan Kalas ... assistant sound recordist
Hal Levinsohn ... adr editor
Skip Lievsay ... sound effects supervisor
Howard London ... adr mixer
Michael Lonsdale ... sound recordist
Bobby Miller ... sound recordist
Ed Novick ... sound recordist
Bruce Pross ... foley artist
Michael Reilly ... sound recordist
Fred Rosenberg ... supervising sound editor
Dean Sarjeant ... sound recordist
Stuart Stanley ... foley artist
Philip Stockton ... dialogue editor
Steven Visscher ... foley artist
Mark Weingarten ... sound recordist
Knox White ... boom operator
James Williams ... boom operator
Ron Yoshida ... sound recordist
Marissa Littlefield ... adr editor (uncredited)
Nicholas Renbeck ... assistant sound editor (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Carl Fullerton ... special effects
Christopher Gilman ... special effects (as Chris Gilman)
Paul Hained ... special effects

Visual Effects by

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John Alagna ... opticals
Amy Duarte ... digital compositor (digital restoration) (as Amy W. Wong)
David Lingenfelser ... digital effects supervisor: Furious FX (digital restoration)
Sean O'Connor ... digital restoration supervisor: Furious FX
Tiffany Smith ... digital restoration producer: Furious FX
Jakob Trollbäck ... title designer
Scott Dougherty ... visual effects executive producer: digital restoration, Furious FX (uncredited)
Bob Wiatr ... digital effects compositor (uncredited)

Stunts

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Brian Burrows ... stunts
Tom Elliott ... stunt coordinator / stunt double: Al Pacino
Gary Epper ... stunts
Gary Gery ... stunts
Clifford Happy ... stunts (as Cliff Happy)
Kim Kahana Jr. ... stunts
Jimmy N. Roberts ... stunts
David Walling ... stunts
Joe Bucaro III ... stunts (uncredited)
Richard Bucher ... stunts (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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John Armstrong ... Steadicam operator
Ken Barrows ... assistant camera
Steve Betts ... still photographer: great britain
Pete Borowsky ... assistant camera (as Peter Borowsky)
Uta Briesewitz ... assistant camera
Stephen C. Confer ... additional director of photography (as Steve Confer)
James J. Ferris ... electrician / grip (as James Ferris)
Robert Fiore ... additional camera operator (as Bob Fiore)
Dan Gillman ... best boy
Phillip Gries ... additional camera operator
Michael Halsband ... still photographer: usa
Anthony Hardwick ... assistant camera (as Tony Hardwick)
James Hardwick ... assistant camera
Ken Hughes ... assistant camera
George Kallimanis ... key grip
Nina Kellgren ... additional director of photography
Jon Kranhouse ... additional director of photography
Charles Libin ... gaffer / grip (as Chas Libin)
John Milcetic ... grip
Peter Nelson ... additional camera operator
Ian Nicole ... gaffer
Rick Rader ... best boy grip
Robert Ragozzine ... assistant camera
Marc Reynolds ... assistant camera
John Romeo ... assistant camera
Robert Ruiz ... first assistant camera
Steven Ruiz ... assistant camera
David Sanders ... still photographer: montréal
Robert Sands ... additional assistant camera
Ricardo Sarmiento ... assistant camera
Richard Sheppard ... grip
Georgia Tays ... electrician
Ralph Verdugo ... rigging grip
Joseph Volpe ... assistant camera
Lewis D. Wheeler ... additional camera operator
Stuart White ... key grip
Paul Colangelo ... second assistant camera (uncredited)
Miles Cook ... additional director of photography (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Sylvia Fay ... extras casting
David H. Kramer ... adr voice casting
Alison E. McBryde ... additional casting
Tammy L. Smith ... extras casting: Los Angeles

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Rachelle Anthony ... costumer

Location Management

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Nathan Gendzier ... location scout
Patrick Mignano ... location scout: los angeles

Music Department

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Jeff Atmajian ... orchestrator
Elizabeth Cotnoir ... lyricist: latin text
Robert Cotnoir ... assistant: Howard Shore
Chris Cozens ... auricle operator
Terry Edwards ... choirmaster
Roderick Elms ... musician: organ
Vic Fraser ... music preparation
Tod Holcomb ... assistant music editor
John Kurlander ... music mixer / music recordist
London Philharmonic Orchestra ... music played by
London Voices ... choir
Suzana Peric ... music editor
Howard Shore ... conductor

Transportation Department

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Michael W. Broomer ... water truck (as Michael Broomer)
Bryce Guy Williams ... transportation coordinator: los angeles (as Bryce Williams)

Other crew

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Alison Bagnall ... production assistant
Lori Berhon ... adr loop group
John Brosnan ... production assistant
Mark Burchard ... production assistant
Diane D'Addio ... production assistant
Greg D'Angelo ... production assistant
Tracy Dillon ... production assistant
John DiRe ... title designer
Paul Eisman ... production assistant
Ivy Epstein ... assistant to mr. pacino
Val Ericson ... wrangler
Joe Fersedi ... production assistant
Benjamin Finkel ... production assistant
Carolynn Foster ... production assistant
Mark Foster ... production assistant
Jennifer Zolten Freed ... post-production accountant
Mark Friedman ... production assistant
Larry Geddes ... production assistant
Ron Greitzer ... caterer: new york city
Tim Judge ... executive assistant: Al Pacino / production coordinator
Matthew Kasten ... production assistant
Mike Kelley ... production assistant
Barbara Kelly ... wrangler
Ralph Kelly ... wrangler
Pat Kingsley ... publicist
Ann-Louise Lipman ... production assistant
Patrick Mangan ... production assistant
Frank Martinelli ... production assistant
Juan Menedez ... production assistant
John Merriman ... betacam operator
Romano Paoletti ... production assistant
John Pontrelli ... production assistant
Pamela Raymer ... production assistant (as Pam Raymer)
Paul Reagan ... wrangler
Brian Ruf ... production assistant
Eric Schade ... production assistant
Scott Sener ... utility soldier
Michael Taylor ... production assistant
Jakob Trollbeck ... title designer
Rudy Ugland ... wrangler
Cathy Ward ... production coordinator
Marc Weisman ... production assistant
Jason John Cicalese ... production assistant (uncredited)
Bill Timoney ... adr voice group (uncredited)

Thanks

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Dr. Stanley B. Burns ... thanks (as Stanley B. Burns M.D.)
Claude Chamberlan ... thanks
Frank Corsaro ... thanks: The Actor's Studio
Lou Crisa ... thanks
Carl Goldstein ... special thanks
Brooks Harris ... thanks
John Hay ... special thanks
Robert Hole ... thanks
Ted Levine ... the producers wish to thank
Ken Lipper ... thanks
Bill Logan ... thanks
Elizabeth Markham ... thanks
Luke McDonough ... thanks
Rick Nicita ... the producers wish to thank
Rebecca Richardson ... thanks
Rob Scheidlinger ... thanks
Neil Spisak ... the producers wish to thank

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Director Al Pacino juxtaposes scenes from Richard III, scenes of rehearsals for Richard III, and sessions where parties involved discuss the play, the times that shaped the play, and the events that happened at the time the play is set. Interviews with mostly British actors are also included, attempting to explain why American actors have more problems performing Shakespearean plays than they do. Written by Ron Kerrigan

Plot Keywords
Taglines A four hundred year old work-in-progress. See more »
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Additional Details

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Also Known As
  • À la recherche de Richard III (France)
  • Al Pacino's Looking for Richard (Germany)
  • À la recherche de Richard (Canada, French title)
  • Ricardo III - Um Ensaio (Brazil)
  • Αναζητώντας τον Ρίτσαρντ (Greece)
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Runtime
  • 112 min
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Box Office

Opening Weekend United States $33,843, 13 Oct 1996

Did You Know?

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Trivia The film was shot over four years during and around Al Pacino's filming schedule, also while he was not working on any major film projects. This is visible during the film because he is seen growing a beard and hair cut for the film Carlito's Way (1993) as one example. See more »
Goofs In discussion, Pacino and co. are studying the "*G* of Edward's heirs the murderer shall be," and decide, since it's supposed to refer to Clarence, that they'll change it to "'C" of Edward's heir's." The problem is, the prophecy very deliberately refers to Richard, Duke of GLOUCESTER and Clarence, Duke of GEORGE. With "G" the prophecy is true. If you change it to "C" the prophecy becomes false, and can no longer refer to two people. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in The Chamber/The Ghost and the Darkness/The Long Kiss Goodnight/Looking for Richard/Freeway (1996). See more »
Quotes Barbara Everett: Irony is only hypocrisy with style.
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