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The Royal Tenenbaums ()


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The eccentric members of a dysfunctional family reluctantly gather under the same roof for various reasons.

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Royal Tenenbaum
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Etheline Tenenbaum
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Chas Tenenbaum
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Margot Tenenbaum
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Richie Tenenbaum
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Eli Cash
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Raleigh St. Clair
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Henry Sherman
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Dusty
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Pagoda
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Narrator (voice)
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Ari Tenenbaum
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Uzi Tenenbaum
Aram Aslanian-Persico ...
Young Chas Tenenbaum
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Young Margot Tenenbaum (as Irene Gorovaia)
Amedeo Turturro ...
Young Richie Tenenbaum
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Dudley Heinsbergen
James Fitzgerald ...
Young Eli Cash
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Peter Bradley
Don McKinnon ...
Detective
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Hotel Manager
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Walter Sherman
Jennifer Wachtell ...
Rachael Tenenbaum
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Hotel Clerk (as Donal Ward)
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Farmer Father / Tex Hayward
Dipak Pallana ...
Doctor
Sanjay Mathew ...
Sanjay Gandhi
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Chas' Secretary
Sonam Wangmo ...
Sing-Sang
Gita Gabriel ...
Facialist
Pawel Wdowczak ...
Neville Smythe-Dorleac
Peter Leung ...
Yasuo Oshima
William Sturgis ...
Franklin Benedict
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Reporter in Blue Cardigan
Sheelagh Tellerday ...
Eli's Aunt
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Cote d'Ivoire Attendant
Guido Venitucci ...
Cote d'Ivoire Radio Operator
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Frederick - Bellboy
Brian Smiar ...
Elderly 'Baumer' Fan #1
Jan Austell ...
Elderly 'Baumer' Fan #2 (as Jan V.E. Austell)
Rony Clanton ...
Cemetery Maintenance Man
Salim Malik ...
Anwar
Tom Lacy ...
Judge
Keith Charles ...
Royal's Lawyer
Greg Goossen ...
Gypsy Cab Driver (as Greg Goosen)
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Nurse (as Sadiah Arrika Ekulona)
Vic Mata ...
Sanchez
Michael J. Conti ...
Irish Longshoreman (as Michael Conti)
Tatiana Abbey ...
Parisian Girl
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New Guinea Tribesman
Mel Cannon ...
Punk Rocker
Leo Manuelian ...
Eli's Egyptian Friend
Amir Raissi ...
Eli's Egyptian Friend
Roger Shamas ...
Eli's Egyptian Friend
Philip Denning ...
Father Petersen
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Police Officer
Rex Robbins ...
Mr. Levinson
Nova Landaeus-Skinnar ...
Elaine Levinson
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Paramedic
Brian Tenenbaum ...
Paramedic
Stephen Dignan ...
Paramedic
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Medical Student
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Tennis Match Commentator #1 (uncredited) (voice)
Tomm Bauer ...
Tennis Ball Boy (uncredited)
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Paramedic (uncredited)
Ray Castellanos ...
Grocery Clerk (uncredited)
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Number 1 Fan (uncredited)
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Tennis Socialite (uncredited)
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Tennis Fan (uncredited)
Ben Dasaro ...
Tennis Tournament Director (uncredited)
Dimitri DeFresco ...
Archeology Student (uncredited)
Sherrie Fell ...
Secratary (uncredited)
Vivian Kalinov ...
Upscale Theatre Attendee (Audience Member) (uncredited)
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Tennis Fan (uncredited)
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Tennis Fan (uncredited)
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Reporter (uncredited)
Seth Michael May ...
Archeologist (uncredited)
Lian Moy ...
Patron (uncredited)
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Archaeologist (uncredited)
Macc Plaise ...
Jamaican Band Member (uncredited)
Ronald Rand ...
Doctor (uncredited)
Neil Riddaway ...
Asian (uncredited)
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Desmond (uncredited)
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Polynesian Chief (uncredited)

Directed by

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Wes Anderson

Written by

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Wes Anderson ... (written by) &
Owen Wilson ... (written by)

Produced by

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Wes Anderson ... producer
Barry Mendel ... producer
Scott Rudin ... producer
Rudd Simmons ... executive producer
Will Sweeney ... associate producer
Owen Wilson ... executive producer

Music by

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Mark Mothersbaugh

Cinematography by

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Robert D. Yeoman ... director of photography (as Robert Yeoman)

Film Editing by

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Dylan Tichenor

Editorial Department

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Erin Crackel ... second assistant editor
Ann Gray ... post-production coordinator
Gabrielle Hannan ... post-production coordinator
Ben Hasler ... post-production assistant
Daniel R. Padgett ... additional editor
Chris Patterson ... first assistant editor (as Christopher Patterson)
Dana Ross ... color timer
Joe Violante ... dailies consultant (as Joey Violante)
Lou Levinson ... telecine colorist: high definition (uncredited)

Casting By

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Douglas Aibel

Production Design by

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David Wasco

Art Direction by

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Carl Sprague

Costume Design by

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Karen Patch

Makeup Department

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Kashka Banjoko ... hair stylist: Danny Glover
Kate Biscoe ... key makeup artist
Judy Chin ... makeup artist
Jerry DeCarlo ... key hair stylist (as Jerrold DeCarlo)
Naomi Donne ... makeup designer
Marie-Ange Ripka ... hair designer
Martel Thompson Hale ... makeup artist (as Martel Thompson)
Christine Domaniecki ... makeup artist (uncredited)
Francie Fillatti ... additional hair stylist (uncredited)

Production Management

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Denise Pinckley ... unit production manager
Miguel Ángel Poveda ... post-production supervisor
Paul A. Levin ... post-production supervisor (uncredited)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Sam Hoffman ... first assistant director
Michelle L. Keiser ... second assistant director
Kathryn-Ann Oaks Shertzer ... second second assistant director

Art Department

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Joseph Alfieri ... carpenter (as Joe A. Alfieri Jr.)
Mark Bachman ... graphic artist
Avery S. Brandon ... scenic painter (as Avery Brandon)
Dalia Burde ... art department assistant
Miguel Calderon ... artist: paintings at Eli Cash's
Shannon Canfield ... on-set dresser
Carolyn Cartwright ... set decorator: New York
John S. Coda ... construction foreman
Justin Corbett ... construction grip
Robert de Mar ... set dresser (as Robert A. de Mar III)
Phil Devonshire ... shop electrician (as Philip Devonshire)
Amy Dholakia ... industrial scenic (as Amy S. Dholakia)
Kenneth T. Engels ... key construction grip
Laura G. Gillen ... scenic painter (as Laura Gillen)
Hugo Guinness ... artist: paintings at Eli Cash's (as Hugo Guiness)
Peter Hackman ... scenic foreman (as Peter G. Hackman)
Sandy Hamilton ... property master
Julia G. Hickman ... art department administrator
Doug Huszti ... assistant art director (as Douglas A. Huszti)
Bill Kolpin ... greensman (as William J. Kolpin)
George Kousoulides ... scenic artist / scenic painter
Diane J. Laurienzo ... scenic shop manager (as Diane Laurienzo)
Alexandra Mazur ... assistant set decorator
Sarah E. McMillan ... set dresser (as Sarah E. McMillian)
Kevin Melarkey ... set dresser
Mike Melchiove ... carpenter (as Mike Melchiorre)
Kris Moran ... assistant property master (as Kristine Moran)
Gerard Morrone ... set dresser
Thomas Nousias ... scenic shop manager
Elliott Puckette ... artist: paintings at Eli Cash's (as Eliot Puckette)
Sandy Reynolds-Wasco ... key set decorator (as Sandy Reynolds Wasco) / key set decorator
Jon Ringbom ... charge scenic artist
Scott Rosenstock ... leadman
Tom Sarr ... model maker
Will Scheck ... greensman
Adam Scher ... assistant art director
Mark Simon ... set dresser
Julie Sloan ... scenic painter (as Julie Sloane)
Nell Stifel ... camera scenic artist
Peiran Teng ... portrait artist
Jonathan Tessler ... props
Irapaul Turner ... shop coordinator (as Ira Paul Turner)
Gary Wattson ... set dresser
Thomas White ... construction coordinator (as Tom White)
Joan Winters ... graphic design
Daniel Woods ... construction grip
Gillian Albinski ... set dresser (uncredited)
Tony Gardner ... specialty props (uncredited)
Douglas G. Young ... set dresser (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Mark Berger ... re-recording mixer
David Boulton ... adr mixer
Benjamin Cheah ... sound effects recordist (as Ben Cheah)
Ryan Collison ... foley recording engineer
Kay Denmark ... adr boom operator
John P. Fasal ... sound effects recordist (as Johnpaul Fasal)
Phillip Fuller ... technical assistant
John Gutierrez ... cable puller/second boom operator
Robert Hein ... supervising sound editor
Kenton Jakub ... adr editor
Bobby Johanson ... adr mixer
Paul Koronkiewicz ... boom operator
Avi Laniado ... technical assistant
Eric McAllister ... assistant sound editor
Sylvia Menno ... dialogue editor
Todd Milner ... foley editor
Branka Mrkic ... dialogue editor (as Branka Mrkic-Tana)
Douglas Murray ... adr mixer (as Douglas L. Murray)
Glenfield Payne ... first sound effects editor
Eric Potter ... sound effects recordist
Steven Simons ... re-recording mixer (as Steve Simons)
Wyatt Sprague ... sound effects recordist
Dominick Tavella ... re-recording mixer
Robert Troeller ... technical assistant
Brian Vancho ... foley artist
Magdaline Volaitis ... sound effects editor
Peter Waggoner ... re-recording mixer
David Wahnon ... first assistant sound editor
Pawel Wdowczak ... sound mixer
Akil Wilson ... apprentice sound editor (as Akil Jelani Wilson)

Special Effects by

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Robert J. Scupp ... special effects coordinator (as Bob Scupp)
John Stifanich ... special effects (uncredited)

Visual Effects by

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Randall Balsmeyer ... visual effects supervisor
Jennifer Basnyat ... digital artist
J. John Corbett ... digital animation artist / digital compositing artist
Jennifer Cossetto ... digital animation artist / digital compositing artist
Kathy Kelehan ... visual effects producer
Naomi Nishimura ... digital animation artist / digital compositing artist
Eric Person ... digital animation artist / digital compositing artist
Jim Rider ... digital animation artist / digital compositing artist
Amit Sethi ... digital animation artist / digital compositing artist
Jana Spotts ... visual effects coordinator

Stunts

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Chris Barnes ... stunts
Joseph Barry ... stunts (as Joe Barry)
Amanda Blew ... stunts
Paul Bucossi ... stunts
Peter Bucossi ... stunts
Victor Chan ... stunts
Norman Douglass ... stunts
Andy Duppin ... stunts
Roy Farfel ... stunts
Frank Ferrara ... stunts
Tim Gallin ... stunts
Tony Guida ... stunts
Don Hewitt ... stunts
Donald John Hewitt ... stunts (as Donald J. Hewitt)
Jery Hewitt ... stunts (as Jerry Hewitt)
Jennifer Lamb ... stunts
Joanne Lamstein ... stunts
Jalil Jay Lynch ... stunts
Steve Mack ... stunts
John Patrick McLaughlin ... stunts (as Jack McLaughlin)
Kristopher Medina ... stunts
Mick O'Rourke ... stunts
Janet Paparazzo ... stunts
Don Picard ... stunts
Michael Russo ... stunt coordinator (as Mike Russo)
Keith Siglinger ... stunts
Adam Silfin ... stunts
Derrick Simmons ... stunts
Manny Siverio ... stunts
Harrison Stimmel ... stunts
Jimmy P. Wong ... stunts (as Jimmy Wong)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Robert M. Andres ... key grip
Alison Barton ... first company grip
Glenn D. Bloom ... video playback operator (as Glenn Bloom)
Mel Cannon ... grip
Lamont Crawford ... dolly grip
Andy Day ... chief lighting technician (as Andrew J. Day)
Christopher Donohue ... grip
David M. Dunlap ... camera operator: "a" camera
David Flanigan ... loader
Michael Fradianni ... electrician
Charlie Grubbs ... electrician (as Charles Grubbs)
James Hamilton ... still photographer
William Hines ... generator operator: base camp
Michael Hunold ... electrician
Nils Johnson ... video playback operator
Francis Leach ... electrician (as Francis V.H. 'Bosko' Leach)
Kurt Lennig ... rigging best boy electric
Christopher Liscinsky ... electrician
Rocco Palmieri ... best boy electric
John Panuccio ... key rigging grip
Storn Peterson ... first assistant camera
Igor Potashanik ... grip (as Igor Potashnik)
Robert T. Prate ... best boy rigging grip (as Bob Prate)
Michael Lee Reed ... generator operator (as Michael L. Reed)
Lowell Schulman ... rigging lighting technician
Chris Skutch ... best boy grip
Dustin Smith ... grip (as Dusty Smith)
Joshua Solson ... electrician (as Josh Solson)
Steve Speers ... second assistant camera
Susan Starr ... additional camera operator
Patrick Taistra ... rigging grip (as Patrick J. Taistra)
Richard Yacuk ... rigging grip
Chris Drechsler ... electrician (uncredited)
Chris Lombardozzi ... electrician (uncredited)
Roger Marbury ... electrician (uncredited)
Johnny North ... additional camera operator (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Byron Crystal ... extras casting
Sondra James ... voice casting
Ami Rothschild ... extras casting coordinator
Cindy Tolan ... casting associate

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Michael Adkins ... wardrobe supervisor
Stephanie Biear ... head seamstress
Diana J. Collins ... set costumer
Lisa Emerson ... set costumer (as Lisa Emerson Machione)
Sharon Globerson ... assistant costume designer
Maya Lieberman ... additional costumer: Los Angeles (as Maya Vaughn)
Vahram Mateosian ... tailor
Katie Novello ... costume production assistant
Gali Noy ... costume production assistant
Gretchen Patch ... assistant costume designer: Los Angeles
Lisa Salomon ... costume production assistant
Hartsell Taylor ... wardrobe supervisor
Marian Toy ... additional costumer
Lara Greene ... additional seamstress (uncredited)

Location Management

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Stephen Carr ... location scout
Krista Haimovitch ... location coordinator
Chris Marsh ... location assistant
John Read ... location assistant (as John Reed)
Greg Stillman ... location assistant
Mark Van Holstein ... location scout (as Mark Von Holstein)
Gayle Vangrofsky ... assistant location manager
Thomas J. Whelan ... location manager (as Tom Whelan)
Jennifer Lyne ... location scout (uncredited)

Music Department

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Nico Abondolo ... musician: bass
Bob Casale ... music engineer (as Robert Casale)
Jon Clark ... musician: woodwinds
Lavant Coppock ... musician: guitar
Brian Dembow ... musician: viola
Marcia Dickstein ... musician: harp
George Doering ... musician
Larry Dominello ... musician: piano
Martin Flores ... musician: percussion
Bruce Fowler ... musician: trombone
Julie Gigante ... musician: violin
Endre Granat ... musician: violin
Christopher Guardino ... conductor / musician: piano, celeste, harpsichord, organ / orchestrations / vocal arranger
Annette Kudrak ... music editor
Mitchell Leib ... executive in charge of soundtracks
Stewart Lerman ... music recording mixer
David Low ... music contractor / orchestra contractor (as David Lowe)
Jill Meyers ... music clearance
Michael Miller ... musician: guitar
Alexander Moore ... musician: whistler
Paul Morin ... musician: bass
Mark Mothersbaugh ... musician: celeste, organ and guitar
Daniel R. Padgett ... musician: whistler
Gordon Peeke ... musician: drums
Randall Poster ... music supervisor
Carlos Rodriguez ... orchestrator
Marshall Sella ... musician: whistler
David Speltz ... musician: cello (as Dave Speltz)
Sally Stevens ... choir contractor
Chet Swiatkowsky ... musician: harpsichord (as Chet Swaitkowski)
Don Welty ... music business and legal affairs
Booker White ... music preparation
Danping Wong ... music coordinator
Bruce Young Berman ... musician: guitar solos (uncredited)
Michael Boustead ... music editor (uncredited)
Mike Deasy ... musician (uncredited)
Sandy DeCrescent ... orchestra contractor (uncredited)
Frank Macchia ... music preparation (uncredited)
Kim Naves ... music editor (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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Timothy Shannon ... transportation co-captain
James Patrick Whalen Jr. ... transportation captain (as James P. Whalen)

Other crew

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Jordan Alport ... production assistant
Eric Chase Anderson ... artist: Richie's artwork and original illustrations
Malcolm Auchincloss ... assistant: Mr. Rudin
Nadira Azermai ... set assistant
Gino J. Beneventano ... chef
Lori Berhon ... language dubbing crew: adr voices
Dawn Bridgewater ... production assistant
Ashlee Burnette ... assistant: Mr. Rudin
Amy Carter ... first assistant accountant
Augie Carton ... key set production assistant
Steven P. Costabile ... medic
Judy Dickerson ... dialect coach
Bob Dickey ... projectionist
Stephen Dignan ... accounting clerk
Frances Fiore ... unit publicist
Sean Garrett Fogel ... production coordinator (as Sean Fogel)
Sara Gagliardi ... accounting clerk
Joan H. Geismar ... consultant: archaeology (as Joan H. Geismar Ph.D.)
Megan Gerard ... assistant: Mr. Rudin
Eliot Gerstel ... production office secretary
Theresa C. Gillen ... production assistant (as Teresa C. Gillen)
Darren Glover ... assistant parking coordinator
Greg Goossen ... stand-in: Mr. Hackman (as Greg Goosen)
Gwen Griffiths ... animal trainer (as Gwen Griffith)
Edith Hagigi ... assistant: Mr. Stiller
Michael Hernandez ... caterer (as Mike Hernandez)
Joshua C. Hersko ... assistant: Mr. Rudin
Jared Hohl ... office production assistant
Stacy Hrisohoidis ... assistant craft service
Nick Julious ... assistant craft service
Elizabeth Klenk ... production assistant
Emily Klimkiewicz ... researcher
Lars Knudsen ... assistant: Mr. Rudin
Kim Krafsky ... animal trainer
Nora Lynch ... production assistant
April Mackin ... animal trainer
Brad Marro ... production assistant
Steve McAuliff ... animal trainer
Andrew McCabe ... production assistant
Patrick McDonald ... production assistant
Christian McHenry ... office production assistant (as Chris McHenry)
Sarisa Middleton ... assistant: Mr. Glover
Jason Miller ... assistant: Barry Mendel
Alexander Moore ... assistant: Mr. Anderson
Heather Neeld ... assistant production coordinator
Leda Nornang ... assistant: Mr. Rudin
Kelly O'Bier ... second assistant accountant
Charley Parlapanides ... assistant: Mr. Rudin (as Charles Parlapanides)
Derek Pastures ... parking coordinator
Scott Peterson ... script supervisor
Tony Phillippe ... production assistant
Mike Reilly ... office production assistant
Sarah Schechter ... assistant: Barry Mendel
Robert Schiff ... assistant craft service
Rob Siwiec ... production assistant
Penni Smith ... payroll accountant (as Penni M.M. Smith)
Gwenn Stroman ... assistant: Ms. Huston
Hail Swam ... security
Will Sweeney ... assistant: Mr. Anderson
Narges Takesh ... production executive / story editor
José Tejada ... security (as Jose Tejada)
Tim Trevathan ... production assistant
Jenny Turner ... assistant: Ms. Paltrow
Lynda Van Damm ... production accountant
Kevin J. Walsh ... executive assistant: Mr. Rudin
Derek Wimble ... production assistant (as Derek R. Wimble)
Tim Ballou ... script clearance administrator (uncredited)
Patrick Corcoran ... assistant: Mr. Rudin (uncredited)
Jennifer Zolten Freed ... post-production accountant (uncredited)
Andrea Goldfein ... production assistant (uncredited)
Mike Le ... assistant: Owen Wilson (uncredited)
Peter Madamba ... script researcher (uncredited)
Heather Magee-Anderson ... assistant to producer (uncredited)
Thomas Maxwell ... stand-in (uncredited)
Reese Nanavati ... production assistant (uncredited)
Peter Pamela Rose ... adr loop group (uncredited)
Will Rowbotham ... assistant: Mr. Rudin (uncredited)
Josh Silfen ... production assistant (uncredited)
Paul Thornton ... stand-in (uncredited)
Eva Vedock ... craft service (uncredited)

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James L. Brooks ... thanks
George Drakoulias ... thanks

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Plot Summary

Three grown prodigies, all with a unique genius of some kind, and their mother are staying at the family household. Their father, Royal had left them long ago, and comes back to make things right with his family. Written by MonkeyKingMA

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Taglines Family Isn't A Word... It's A Sentence. See more »
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Also Known As
  • La famille Tenenbaum (France)
  • Die Royal Tenenbaums (Germany)
  • Los Tenenbaums. Una familia de genios (Spain)
  • Los excéntricos Tenenbaums (Peru)
  • Tenenbaum, a háziátok (Hungary)
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Runtime
  • 110 min
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Box Office

Budget $21,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $276,981, 16 Dec 2001
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $19,077,240

Did You Know?

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Trivia The hand that is seen with the BB lodged between its knuckles is not Ben Stiller's, but Andrew Wilson's, Owen and Luke's brother. When they were children, Owen fired a BB gun at Andrew's hand and the BB has been there ever since. See more »
Goofs During the tent scene, a The Rolling Stones record is playing. The two songs played consecutively are "She Smiled Sweetly" and "Ruby Tuesday". It is clear that no tracks are skipped. Although both songs are on the Rolling Stones' album "Between the Buttons", these songs have never appeared consecutively on any Stones' release. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in The 59th Annual Golden Globe Awards (2002). See more »
Soundtracks Hey Jude See more »
Crazy Credits The film title first appears on a library book being checked out, then several of the books are seen, and finally the book cover becomes a title card. See more »
Quotes Raleigh: [after reading a private investigator's research on Margot's background, which reveals she's been a smoker since she was 12, she married a man in Jamaica at 19, has had numerous affairs and one-night stands with men and women, including Eli Cash] She smokes.
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