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The Pallbearer ()


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A young man's life is thrown into a loop when he is asked to be a pallbearer for the funeral of a classmate he doesn't remember, and his old high school crush temporarily returns to town.

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Tom Thompson
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Julie DeMarco
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Brad Schorr
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Cynthia
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Tom's Mother
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Scott
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Lauren
Jean De Baer ...
Suzanne DeMarco
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Aunt Lucille
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Philip DeMarco
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Ruth Abernathy
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The Job Interviewer
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Jared
Robin Morse ...
Sylvie
Tony Machine ...
The Undertaker
Robert Katims ...
An Abernathy Cousin
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An Abernathy Cousin
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An Abernathy Cousin
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An Abernathy Cousin
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A Pallbearer
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A Pallbearer
John A. Mudd ...
A Pallbearer (as John Mudd)
Eric Morace ...
A Pallbearer
Marnie Pomerantz ...
Roller Coaster Rider
George Masters ...
Maitre D'
Todd Schrenk ...
The Other Tom
Joel Y. Zion ...
Rabbi (as Rabbi Joel Zion)
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Wedding Guest
Gwen Goldsmith ...
Wedding Guest
Sal Maneri ...
Wedding Guest
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
John D. Bair ...
Groomsman (uncredited)
Carlo Giuliano ...
Guest (uncredited)
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Bartender (uncredited)
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Wedding Guest (uncredited)

Directed by

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Matt Reeves

Written by

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Jason Katims ... (written by) &
Matt Reeves ... (written by)

Produced by

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J.J. Abrams ... producer (as Jeffrey Abrams)
Jason Katims ... co-producer
Nellie Nugiel ... line producer
Meryl Poster ... executive producer
Paul Webster ... producer
Bob Weinstein ... executive producer
Harvey Weinstein ... executive producer

Music by

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Stewart Copeland

Cinematography by

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Robert Elswit

Film Editing by

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Stan Salfas

Editorial Department

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Charles Bunn ... second assistant editor: Los Angeles (as Charles R. Bunn)
Gary Burritt ... negative cutter
David V. Butler ... post-production coordinator
Johanna Groepl ... second assistant editor: Los Angeles
David Hamme ... assistant coloring
Dan Muscarella ... color timer
Craig Nisker ... first assistant editor: New York
Kevin Nolting ... first assistant editor: Los Angeles
Jae Pak ... post-production assistant: New York
Melanie Ryder ... second assistant editor: New York
Sarah Sullivan ... post-production assistant: Los Angeles
Joe Violante ... dailies advisor: Technicolor
Clarinda Wong ... first assistant editor: Los Angeles

Casting By

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Kerry Barden
Billy Hopkins
Suzanne Smith

Production Design by

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Robin Standefer

Art Direction by

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Stephen Alesch

Set Decoration by

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Kate Yatsko

Costume Design by

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Donna Zakowska

Makeup Department

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Joseph Coscia ... additional hair stylist (as Joe Coscia)
William A. Farley ... key hair stylist (as Bill Farley)
Janet Garr ... additional makeup artist
Allen Weisinger ... key makeup artist

Production Management

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Leslie A. Leitner ... post-production supervisor (as Leslie Leitner)
Mari-Jo Winkler ... production manager
Rick Dallago ... production manager: Los Angeles (uncredited)
Victoria McGarry ... production manager: New York reshoots (uncredited)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Cindy Craig ... second second assistant director
Jude Gorjanc ... second assistant director
Todd Pfeiffer ... first assistant director (as Todd R. Pfeiffer)
Jeffrey Lazar ... additional first assistant director (uncredited)

Art Department

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Joseph Badalucco Jr. ... assistant property master
Anthony Baldasare ... set dresser
John Canterella ... art department coordinator (as John Cantarella)
John Davis ... storyboard artist
Bronwen Epstein ... art department production assistant
Fry Karins ... stand-by scenic
Robin Koenig ... lead man
Kevin Mahon ... set dresser
Teresa Mastropierro ... scenic artist
Jeff Mazzola ... property master (as Jeff 'Baby' Mazzola)
Addison Pettit ... construction coordinator
Mike Platarote Jr. ... assistant props
Jeffrey Rollins ... set dresser
Rob Walsh ... art department production assistant

Sound Department

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David W. Alstadter ... foley mixer
Dana Austin ... adr recordist (as Dana Johnson-Porter)
Michael Barosky ... sound mixer
Larry Blake ... supervising sound editor
Patricia Brolsma ... boom operator
Chris David ... re-recording mixer
Robert Deschaine ... adr mixer (as Bob Deschaine)
David Diamond ... boom operator: second unit
John Dunn ... sound editor
Aaron Glascock ... sound assistant (as Aaron Glasscock)
Avram D. Gold ... sound editor
Robin Haskins ... foley recordist
John Hulsman ... sound editor
Robin Johnston ... stage recordist
Pamela Kahn ... foley artist (as Pamela Nedd Kahn)
Paul Massey ... re-recording mixer
Rick Mitchell ... sound editor
Art Schiro ... stage recordist
Micah Solomon ... boom operator
Alicia Stevenson ... foley artist
David A. Whittaker ... sound editor
James Wright ... stereo sound consultant: Dolby

Stunts

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G.A. Aguilar ... stunt coordinator (as George Augustus Aguilar)
Tyrin Benoit ... stunts
Donald John Hewitt ... stunts (as Don J. Hewitt Jr.)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Angelo Di Giacomo ... first assistant camera (as Angelo DiGiacomo)
John Donohue ... dolly grip
James W. Finnerty ... key grip
Jamie Gallagher ... generator operator
Timothy Healy ... electrician
Jonathan Herron ... camera operator (as Jon Herron)
Gary Hildebrand ... best boy electric
Tom Kerwick ... best boy grip
Jonathan Lumley ... gaffer
John Mazzola ... grip
Kevin McMahon ... grip
Andy Niceberg ... electrician
Katherine Ruppe ... second assistant camera (as Katherine T. Ruppe)
Chris Sferrazza ... assistant camera
William M. Weberg ... grip (as William Weberg)
Barry Wetcher ... still photographer
Chris Hayes ... camera operator (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Karen E. Etcoff ... extras casting (as Karen Etcoff)
Barbara Harris ... adr voice casting

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Renata Chaplynsky ... wardrobe buyer
Sarah Edwards ... assistant costume designer
Cheryl Kilbourne-Kimpton ... wardrobe supervisor
Jane E. Myers ... wardrobe supervisor

Location Management

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Jay Horne ... assistant location manager (as Jeff 'Jay' Horne)
Nancy Roth ... location manager
Andrew Saxe ... assistant location manager
Darren Setlow ... location assistant

Music Department

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Peter Afterman ... music supervisor
Stewart Copeland ... musician: percussion
Michael Dittrick ... music editor
Dan Garde ... music editor: temp music
Sharyn Gersh ... assistant music editor (as Sharyn Tylk)
Mitchell Leib ... executive in charge of soundtracks
Jill Meyers ... music business affairs
Judd Miller ... musician: EVI
Stephanie Post Pollard ... assistant: Mr. Copeland (as Stefanie Post Pollard)
Jeff Seitz ... music mixer / music recordist / musician: percussion
Michael Thompson ... musician: guitar
Elizabeth Wendel ... associate music supervisor

Transportation Department

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Timothy P. Cassella ... driver
Tom Fennimore ... driver (as Thomas Fennimore)
David Lenhart ... driver
Joe Mallon ... driver
Brian Maxwell ... transportation captain
George Nadramia Jr. ... driver
Vincent Nebbia ... driver
Donald Sweeney ... transportation co-captain
Daniel Young Jr. ... driver

Other crew

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Brooks Baldwin ... dialect coach
Craig Bankey ... unit publicist
Donna L. Bascom ... legal services (as Donna L. Bascom esq.)
Jenny Beresford ... set production assistant
James Bigwood ... production consultant
Tracey Bing ... assistant: Mr. Webster (as Tracey Nicole Bing)
Lisa Bowman ... set production assistant
Sarah Brandston ... set production assistant
Jeanne Brennan ... production coordinator
Gina Crane ... product placement coordinator (as Gina M. Crane)
Tiffany Marie Rocquemore Delorme ... assistant: Mr. Abrams (as Tiffany Rocquemore)
Allison Emmert ... production secretary
Bronwen Epstein ... researcher
Patricia Forrest ... travel arrangements: Adventure Express (as Pat Forrest)
Gina Francis ... looping group
Jennifer Gerould ... set production assistant (as Jenn Gerould)
Ellen Goldin ... craft service: Cecil B. De Meal Inc.
Lynn Goldman ... production auditor
Marlus Harding ... set production assistant (as Marlus C. Harding)
Jon M. Johnson ... parking coordinator (as Jon Johnson)
Chanda Kochie ... assistant: Ms. Paltrow
Stephanie Lane ... assistant accountant
Lauren Mattson ... office production assistant
Gretchen McGowan ... assistant accountant
Andy Muller ... assistant: Mr. Reeves
Pepper O'Brien ... assistant accountant
Julie Oppenheimer ... script supervisor
Jennifer L. Pearlman ... set production assistant
Tracy Rosen ... assistant production coordinator (as Tracy E. Abrams)
Jamie Sheridan ... office production assistant
Jeff Wadlow ... office production assistant (as Jeffrey Clark Wadlow)
April L. Brooks ... production assistant (uncredited)
Hunter Cain ... office assistant: Los Angeles (uncredited)
Betty Chin ... production coordinator: New York re-shoots (uncredited)
Julie B. Crane ... production coordinator: Los Angeles (uncredited)
Doris Del Castillo ... production assistant (uncredited)
John D. Genovese ... production assistant: re-shoots (uncredited)
Steve Ginsburg ... production assistant: re-shoots (uncredited)
Dana Gottlieb ... production assistant: re-shoots (uncredited)
Sherry Greenberg ... temp production coordinator (uncredited)
Ray McCort ... helicopter pilot (uncredited)
Michael McKenna ... production assistant: re-shoots (uncredited)
Katreniah L. Washington ... assistant: Ms. Nugiel (uncredited)

Thanks

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Mike Nichols ... special thanks
Todd Oldham ... special thanks
Leslie Siebert ... special thanks
Edward Zwick ... special thanks

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Chaos unfolds as Tom is roped into being a pallbearer (and delivering the eulogy!) by the mother of a recently deceased "friend" from high school that he just can't remember. In the meantime, an unrequited love from high school (NOT the dead guy's girlfriend) reappears in his life. Written by Anonymous

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Taglines A comedy about life-long crushes, mistaken identity and one really bad eulogy. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Happy Blue (Japan, English title)
  • Le porteur de cercueil (France)
  • Der Zufallslover (Germany)
  • Un amic desconegut (Spain, Catalan title)
  • Mi desconocido amigo (Spain)
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Runtime
  • 98 min
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Budget $8,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $2,319,236, 05 May 1996

Did You Know?

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Trivia Schwimmer was so busy filming the mock that he missed his Friends (1994) co-star Lisa Kudrow's wedding. See more »
Goofs The legal pad Tom scripts his phone call on is yellow in medium shot and white in the closeup inserts. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in The Pallbearer/Barb Wire/Last Dance/The Great White Hype/The Craft (1996). See more »
Soundtracks Viva Tirado - Part I See more »
Quotes Julie: I love this song.
Tom: Is that a signal?
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