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Simon Birch ()


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A young boy with stunted growth is convinced that God has a great purpose for him.

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Joe Wenteworth
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Rebecca Wenteworth
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Ben Goodrich
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Rev. Russell
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Grandmother Wenteworth
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Simon Birch
Beatrice Winde ...
Hilde Grove
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Miss Leavey
Cecilley Carroll ...
Marjorie
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Ann (as Sumela-Rose Keramidopulos)
Sam Morton ...
Stuart
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Adult Joe Wenteworth
John Mazzello ...
Simon Wenteworth
Holly Dennison ...
Mrs. Birch
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Mr. Birch
Thick Wilson ...
Dr. Wells (as Addison Bell)
Roger McKeen ...
Coach Higgins
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Chief Al Cork
John Robinson ...
Mr. Baker
Guy Sanvido ...
Janitor
Gil Filar ...
Eddie
Marcello Meleca ...
Howard Ellis
Tim Hall ...
Pitcher
Tom Redman ...
First Baseman
Mark Skrela ...
Third Baseman
Kevin White ...
Shortstop
Terry V. Hart ...
Umpire
Alan Markfield ...
Umpire
Christopher Marren ...
Rival Baseball Coach
Tommy Dorrian ...
Teammate #1
Justin Marangoni ...
Teammate #2
Tyler Cairns ...
Sheep
Gino Giacomini ...
Wise Man
Barbara Stewart ...
Delivery Room Nurse
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Bus Driver
Sam Aaron ...
Old Man #1
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Old Man #2
Wendy Fleming ...
Mrs. Russell
Paul Di Febo ...
Junior Lamb
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Junior Lamb
Cameron Croughwell ...
Junior Lamb
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Junior Lamb
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Junior Lamb
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Junior Lamb
Joshua Titen ...
Junior Lamb
Tony Orr ...
Junior Lamb
Joshua Croughwell ...
Junior Lamb
Jeffrey Schoeny ...
Junior Lamb
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Junior Lamb (as Derek Montgomery)
Sean Sullivan ...
Junior Lamb
Devon Cole Borisoff ...
Junior Lamb
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Junior Lamb
Brian McLaughlin ...
Junior Lamb
Nicholas Andrew ...
Junior Lamb
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Junior Lamb
Patrick McTavish ...
Junior Lamb
Blake Hubbell ...
Junior Lamb
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Junior Lamb
Ramiro González ...
Junior Lamb
Mitchell Orr ...
Junior Lamb
Trevor Habberstad ...
Junior Lamb
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Aaron Bouffard ...
Retreat Kid (uncredited)
Victoria Ridley ...
Baby (uncredited)
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Extra Braves Player (uncredited)

Directed by

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Mark Steven Johnson

Written by

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Mark Steven Johnson ... (screenplay)
 
John Irving ... (novel "A Prayer For Owen Meany") (suggestion)

Produced by

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John Baldecchi ... executive producer
Roger Birnbaum ... producer
Howard Ellis ... associate producer
Billy Higgins ... co-producer
Laurence Mark ... producer

Music by

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Marc Shaiman

Cinematography by

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Aaron Schneider ... director of photography (as Aaron E. Schneider)

Film Editing by

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David Finfer

Editorial Department

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Doug Caron ... first assistant editor: Canada (as Douglas Caron)
Darryl Cornford ... apprentice film editor: Canada
Penny Lee Hallin ... first assistant editor: U.S.
Ariel Nachmann ... first assistant editor: avid
David Orr ... color timer
Scott Wesley Ross ... apprentice film editor: U.S.
Kevin D. Ross ... assistant editor (uncredited)

Production Design by

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David Chapman

Art Direction by

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Dennis Davenport

Set Decoration by

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Carolyn 'Cal' Loucks ... (as Carolyn A. Loucks)

Costume Design by

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Betsy Heimann
Abram Waterhouse

Makeup Department

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Steve Artmont ... makeup: second unit
David R. Beecroft ... hair stylist
Marilyn Terry ... makeup artist
Linda Trainoff ... hair stylist: second unit
Sheryl Ptak ... makeup artist (uncredited)

Production Management

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Billy Higgins ... unit production manager
Lee R. Mayes ... unit production manager: second unit
Brian Leslie Parker ... unit production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Carla Bowen ... second assistant director: second unit
Howard Ellis ... first assistant director
Mickey Gilbert ... second unit director
Tom Quinn ... second assistant director
Michele Rakich ... second second assistant director
Glenn R. Wilder ... second unit director
Derek Filiatrault ... daily trainee assistant director (uncredited)
Robin M. Reelis ... third assistant director: second unit (uncredited)
Bob Warwick ... trainee assistant director (uncredited)

Art Department

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Gregory Bolton ... art director: second unit
Carlos Caneca ... leadman
Ken Clark ... property master
Danielle Fleury ... assistant set decorator
Bill Iiams ... construction coordinator: second unit (as Bill Liams Sr.)
Henry Ilola ... construction coordinator
Tim Murton ... scenic artist
Candace Oberholtzer ... assistant art director
Joseph G. Pacelli Jr. ... set decorator: second unit
Mark Rasmussen ... general foreman: second unit
David Ritchie ... assistant property master
Bob Chaisson ... set dresser (uncredited)
Teresita Doucet ... set dresser (uncredited)
Jason E. Hamilton ... set dresser (uncredited)
Wayne Jacques ... set dresser (uncredited)
Janet Kusnick ... storyboard artist (uncredited)
Anastasia Masaro ... second assistant art director (uncredited)
Michael Shocrylas ... assistant art director (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Jim Borgardt ... adr supervisor (as James Borgardt)
Allan Bromberg ... adr editor (as Alan Bromberg)
Gregory Martin Clayton ... boom operator (as Greg Clayton)
Valerie Davidson ... foley supervisor
Dane A. Davis ... supervising sound editor
Barbara Delpuech ... assistant sound editor (as Barbara S. Way)
Don Digirolamo ... re-recording mixer
Hank Garfield ... sound mixer: second unit
Glen Gauthier ... production sound mixer
Gary Gegan ... re-recording mixer
Tom Hammond ... foley editor
Matthew Iadarola ... re-recording mixer
Frank Long ... audio engineering: digital/analog
Yvette Marxer ... cable person: second unit (as Yvette Garfield)
David McRoll ... assistant sound editor
Jeff Porrello ... boom operator: second unit
Charles W. Ritter ... dialogue editor
Geoffrey G. Rubay ... sound effects editor (as Geoff Rubey)
Steve Switzer ... boom operator
Mark Yardas ... sound effects editor
Gregg Barbanell ... foley artist (uncredited)
Cody Dorkin ... adr (uncredited)
Rudy Pi ... re-recording mixer (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Ted Ross ... special effects supervisor
Jason Board ... special effects (uncredited)
Edward Gettis ... special effects technician (uncredited)
Bob Hall ... on set special effects (uncredited)
Tony Kenny ... special effects (uncredited)
Arthur Langevin ... special effects key (uncredited)
Rocco Larizza ... special effects technician (uncredited)
Brad Larkin ... special effects crew (uncredited)
Al Marangoni ... special effects coordinator (uncredited)
Jeff Miller ... special effects foreman (uncredited)
Jim Reischl ... special effects technician (uncredited)
Lawrence Willett ... special effects technician (uncredited)

Visual Effects by

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Joe Bauer ... visual effects supervisor: Modern Videofilm
Rick Cortes ... digital artist: Modern Videofilm (as Rick Cortés)
Brent Gilmartin ... digital artist: Modern Videofilm
Annemarie Griggs ... visual effects producer: Modern Videofilm
Rick Shick ... digital artist: Modern Videofilm
Robert McInnis ... visual effects executive producer: Modern VideoFilm (uncredited)
Sarah Moore ... digital compositor: Buena Vista Imaging (uncredited)

Stunts

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Tom Bishop Sr. ... stunt performer (as Tom Bishop)
Randy Boliver ... stunt performer (as Randy Bolivar)
Eric Bryson ... stunt performer
Peter Cox ... stunt performer
Tim A. Davison ... stunt coordinator: second unit (as Tim Davison)
Ed Gale ... stunt performer
Erin Jarvis ... stunt performer
Shaun Kerr ... stunt performer
C.J. Lusby ... stunt performer (as C.J. Fidler)
Nick Nolan ... stunt performer
Alison Reid ... stunt coordinator
Bryan Renfro ... stunt performer
Suzi Stingl ... stunt performer (as Suzi Stengl)
Gregory J. Barnett ... stunts (uncredited)
Michael T. Brady ... stunts (uncredited)
Kris A. Jeffrey ... water safety & stunts (uncredited)
Allan Redford ... stunt performer (uncredited)
Robert C. Shannon ... dive supervisor (uncredited)
Danny Wynands ... stunts (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Gary A. Beaird ... key grip: second unit (as Gary Beaird)
Sam Bojin ... best boy electric (as Samuel Bojin)
Angelo Colavecchia ... camera operator
Mark Cyre ... first assistant camera
Bryan Forde ... chief lighting technician
Tony Guerin ... camera operator: Canada, second unit
Eric Jones ... underwater second assistant camera: second unit
Alan Markfield ... still photographer
Don McCuaig ... director of photography: second unit (as Donald M. McCuaig)
Joseph Micomonaco ... second assistant camera (as Joe Micomonaco)
Monty Montgomerie ... best boy grip (as Monte Montgomerie)
Hiro Narita ... director of photography: second unit
Alexandre Naufel ... best boy: second unit (as Alex Naufel)
Rick Perotto ... first assistant camera
Brad Peterman ... underwater first assistant camera: second unit
Raman Rao ... gaffer: second unit
Ron Renzetti ... dolly grip
Richard Stevens ... first assistant camera: second unit (as Rich Stevens)
Randy Tambling ... key grip (as Randal Tambling)
Mike Thomas ... underwater camera operator: second unit
A.J. Vesak ... camera operator: Canada, second unit
Rocky Brown ... crane grip (uncredited)
Aryn Chapman ... assistant camera (uncredited)
Bruce Comtois ... grip: underwater unit, Los Angeles (uncredited)
Greg Haddow ... electrician (uncredited)
Maynard Harris ... crane technician (uncredited)
Robert McRae ... gaffer: rigging (uncredited)
Dennis J. Murphy ... electrician (uncredited)
Christopher Nethercoat ... key rigging grip (uncredited)
Dylan Rush ... set lighting: Los Angeles (uncredited)
Lawrence Willett ... electrician: Nova Scotia (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Mary Gail Artz ... casting
Ross Clydesdale ... casting: Toronto
Barbara Cohen ... casting
Barbara Harris ... adr voice casting
Jane Rogers ... extras casting
Juli-Ann Kay ... casting associate: Canada (uncredited)
Lauren Singer ... casting consultant (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Cori Burchell ... wardrobe supervisor
Lou Decampo ... wardrobe master
Gail McMullen ... wardrobe supervisor: second unit

Location Management

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Liam Kiernan ... assistant location manager
Rowland Kirks ... location manager: second unit
Deborah Laub ... location manager: second unit (as Debbie Laub)
Byron A. Martin ... location manager (as Byron Martin)
Brent Crowell ... assistant location manager: Nova Scotia (uncredited)
Randy Kennedy ... location scout (uncredited)

Music Department

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Pete Anthony ... conductor / orchestrator
Jeff Atmajian ... orchestrator
Frank Bennett ... orchestrator
David De Palo ... scoring assistant (as David DePalo)
Sandy DeCrescent ... orchestra contractor
Daniel DiPrima ... music editor: temp music (as Dan DiPrima)
Daniel Gold ... music prep
Richard Grant ... auricle operator
Ralph Grierson ... musician: piano solos
Artie Kane ... conductor
Jo Ann Kane ... music preparation
Stephanie Lowry ... assistant music editor (as Stephanie L. Lowry)
Allan Mason ... music supervisor
Kathy Nelson ... executive in charge of music: Walt Disney Motion Pictures Group
Patrick Russ ... orchestrator
Dennis S. Sands ... score recorded and mixed by (as Dennis Sands)
Scott Stambler ... music editor
Nick Vidar ... music programmer
Tom Boyd ... oboe soloist (uncredited)
Tom Brown ... music preparation (uncredited)
Zigmund Gron ... music editor (uncredited)
Jim Hoffman ... Music Preparation (uncredited)
Steven L. Smith ... music preparation (uncredited)
Donn Wilkerson ... orchestrator (uncredited)

Script and Continuity Department

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Mimi Wolch ... script supervisor

Transportation Department

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Wilfred Bell ... transportation coordinator
Bill Jackson ... transportation captain
Dusty Saunders ... transportation coordinator: second unit
Lori Ann Bellefontaine ... picture car assistant (uncredited)
Gert Gielen-MacGregor ... transportation (uncredited)

Additional Crew

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Petra Alexandria ... assistant: Mr. Mark
Ruth Auerbach ... studio teacher: second unit
Kent Belli ... assistant accountant: second unit
Jack Boem ... production assistant
Laurel Bresnahan ... studio teacher
Sarah Campbell ... production assistant
Vincent Chase ... drama coach
Ian Doig ... animal handler
Mark Dumas ... animal handler
Greg Eby ... first assistant accountant
Prudence Emery ... unit publicist
JoAnne Fishburn ... production assistant
Wendy Gaboury ... assistant accountant
Alex Kontsalakis ... assistant accountant
Eric Mansur ... assistant: Mr. Mark
Deborah Marks ... assistant production coordinator
Stefanie Marshall ... production assistant
Bob Merrick ... assistant production coordinator: second unit
Megan Moran ... assistant: Mr. Baldecchi
Abraham Park ... post-production accountant
George Patterson ... production coordinator: second unit
Susan Phillips ... production coordinator
Brian Rankel ... assistant: Mr. Johnson
Nina Saxon ... title designer: New Wave Entertainment
Margaret L. Schlaifer ... studio teacher: second unit
Susanne Schlomer ... assistant to the producer (as Suzanne Schlomer)
Simone Stock ... assistant: Mr. Johnson (as Simone Marie Stock)
Elaine Thurston ... production accountant
Barry F. Walsh ... assistant accountant (as Barry Walsh)
Bob Warwick ... production assistant (as Robert Warwick)
Marlena Wilkens ... assistant: Mr. Birnbaum
Sean Yeomans ... assistant production coordinator
David Zerr ... assistant: Mr. Baldecchi
Bohnie Avanzino ... title designer: New Wave Entertainment (uncredited)
William Flower ... assistant marine coordinator (uncredited)
Traci Hainsworth ... production resources (uncredited)
Paul Hiscock ... fourth assistant director: stunt unit (uncredited)
Peter Hollocker ... production assistant (uncredited)
Alan Jacques ... projectionist (uncredited)
Mark McLean ... office production assistant (uncredited)
Matthew H. O'Connor ... dive coordinator (uncredited)
David Orr ... producer asst: John Baldecchi (uncredited)
Darren Winter ... security coordinator (uncredited)

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Simon Birch tells the story of Joe and Simon's heart-warming journey of friendship. Simon Birch was born with a condition that makes him much smaller than all the other kids in town. Now, due to his condition, Simon thinks God made him this way for a reason and highly believes in God. Together, Joe and Simon go on a journey of trust and friendship to find the answers to many things. Their friendship is put to the test when some unfortunate events happen. Written by Thorpe89

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Taglines Destiny has big plans for little Simon Birch. See more »
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Also Known As
  • A Prayer for Owen Meany (United States)
  • A Small Miracle (United States)
  • Der kleine Held (Germany)
  • Simon Birch - Ein kleiner Held und sein außergewöhnliches Schicksal (Germany)
  • Simon Birch - Kleiner Held ganz groß! (Germany)
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Runtime
  • 114 min
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Box Office

Budget $30,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $3,321,370, 13 Sep 1998

Did You Know?

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Trivia Author John Irving doubted his novel, "A Prayer for Owen Meany", could ever be turned into a film, and sold the screen rights on the condition it not be released under the same name as his book. Irving himself provided the name Simon Birch for the producers to use in place of Owen Meany. See more »
Goofs The fateful Christmas in question is in December 1964, but a news item on the radio reports a speech given by President Kennedy, killed a year earlier. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Rounders/Kiki's Delivery Service/Simon Birch/Slums of Beverly Hills/Digging to China (1998). See more »
Soundtracks You Were There See more »
Quotes Simon: Your mother is so sexy, sometimes I forget she's someone's mother.
Joe: What if I said the same thing about your mother?
Simon: I'd have you committed.
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