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The Grudge ()


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An American nurse living and working in Tokyo is exposed to a mysterious supernatural curse, one that locks a person in a powerful rage before claiming their life and spreading to another... See more »

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Karen
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Doug
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Matthew
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Jennifer
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Susan
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Emma
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Peter
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Maria
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Alex
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Nakagawa
Yôko Maki ...
Yoko
Yuya Ozeki ...
Toshio
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Kayako
Takashi Matsuyama ...
Takeo
Hiroshi Matsunaga ...
Igarashi
Hajime Okayama ...
Suzuki
Yoshiyuki Morishita ...
Guard
Kazuyuki Tsumura ...
Peter's Co-Worker
Taigi Kobayashi ...
Policeman
Junko Koizumi ...
Mother
Nana Koizumi ...
Daughter
Yôichi Okamura ...
Restaurant Manager (as Yoichi Okamura)
Eiji Ôki ...
Morgue Detective (as Eiji Oki)
Katsuhiro Oyama ...
Morgue Doctor
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Satoshi Ninomiya ...
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Shinji Nomura ...
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Directed by

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Takashi Shimizu

Written by

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Stephen Susco ... (screenplay)
 
Takashi Shimizu ... (film "Ju-On: The Grudge")

Produced by

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Doug Davison ... executive producer
Joseph Drake ... executive producer (as Joe Drake)
Satoshi Fukushima ... line producer
Aubrey Henderson ... co-producer
Takashige Ichise ... producer (as Taka Ichise)
Nathan Kahane ... executive producer
Michael Kirk ... co-producer
Roy Lee ... executive producer
Carsten H.W. Lorenz ... executive producer (as Carsten Lorenz)
Ray Quinlan ... line producer (as Raymond Quinlan)
Sam Raimi ... producer
Shintaro Shimosawa ... co-producer
Rob Tapert ... producer

Music by

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Christopher Young ... (music by)

Cinematography by

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Hideo Yamamoto ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Jeff Betancourt

Editorial Department

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Yoshie Ishiguro ... first assistant editor
Mato ... color timer
Kevin Soares ... second assistant editor
Andrew Drapkin ... digital colorist (uncredited)
Joe Fineman ... post-production consultant (uncredited)
Dale Jones ... avid technical advisor/editor (uncredited)
Anthony Motta ... telecine assistant (uncredited)
Michael Toji ... post production supervisor (uncredited)

Casting By

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Nancy Nayor ... (casting by) (as Nancy Nayor Battino)
Kelly Wagner ... (casting by)

Production Design by

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Iwao Saitô

Art Direction by

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Kyôko Yauchi ... (as Kyoko Yauchi)

Set Decoration by

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Tatsuo Ozeki

Costume Design by

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Shawn Holly Cookson
Miyuki Taniguchi

Makeup Department

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Dianne Ensor ... assistant makeup artist
Masaaki Fukuda ... assistant special effects makeup
Akiko Kawano ... assistant makeup artist
Yûichi Matsui ... special makeup effects artist (as Yuichi Matsui)
Fumihiro Miyoshi ... assistant special effects makeup
Sachie Munemura ... makeup artist
Jane O'Kane ... makeup artist
Miyuki Yamaguchi ... assistant special effects makeup
Veronica Lorenz ... makeup artist: Sarah Michelle Gellar, reshoots (uncredited)
Keiko Wedding ... assistant makeup artist (uncredited)

Production Management

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Ed Licht ... production supervisor
Katsuhiro Ogawa ... production manager
Jack Schuster ... post-production supervisor
Lorita Shepherd ... production controller
Shannon Gaulding ... executive in charge of production (uncredited)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Masanori Adachi ... first assistant director
Hiroshi Chôno ... first assistant director: additional photography (as Hiroshi Chono)
Chikara Higami ... second assistant director
Makoto Meguro ... third assistant director: additional photography
Toyohiro Miyata ... third assistant director
Jun Shiozaki ... third assistant director
Takeo Sugawara ... second assistant director: addditional photography
Amy Wilkins ... second assistant director

Art Department

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Tomoko Asai ... set dresser
Jun Igarashi ... set construction coordinator
Yuko Ito ... set dresser
Satoshi Kanda ... assistant art director
Katsumi Kaneda ... set designer
Naoko Kojyo ... assistant art director: additional photography
Takahiro Komaki ... set construction coordinator
Tomoko Kotakemori ... assistant art director
Sachiko Miyagawa ... set dresser
Koji Shinoda ... set dresser
Kazuya Watahiki ... stand-by carpenter
Hanako Yanagi ... set dresser

Sound Department

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Hiroshi Abe ... assistant sound mixer: additional photography
Gloria D'Alessandro ... dialogue editor
Michael J. Fox ... adr mixer (as Mike Fox)
Richard C. Franklin ... sound effects editor (as Rick Franklin)
Marti D. Humphrey ... re-recording mixer
Ryan Juggler ... adr editor
Kiyoshi Kakizawa ... sound mixer
Ai-Ling Lee ... sound effects editor
Darrin Mann ... foley mixer (as Darrin Mannas)
Showa Matsumoto ... assistant sound mixer
Takashi Nakazato ... assistant sound mixer
Paul N.J. Ottosson ... supervising sound editor
Carin Rogers ... adr supervisor / dialogue supervisor
Joan Rowe ... foley artist
Sean Rowe ... foley artist
Yasumasa Terui ... assistant sound mixer
Kelly Vandever ... re-recording mixer
Kazushiko Yokono ... sound mixer: additional photography
Steven J. Berger ... assistant sound (uncredited)
Ken Dufva ... foley artist (uncredited)
Chris M. Jacobson ... re-recording mixer: director's cut (uncredited)
Howard London ... adr mixer (uncredited)
Paul N.J. Ottosson ... sound designer (uncredited)
Sreejesh ... version re-recording mixer (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Shûichi Kishiura ... special effects supervisor
Yoshitaka Makigi ... special effects assistant
Atsuko Murata ... special effects assistant
Keiichi Nishioka ... special effects assistant

Visual Effects by

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Toyokazu Hashimoto ... 3D digital effects: Big X
Andrew Heimbold ... animator: Reality Check Studios
Steven Heimbold ... animator: Reality Check Studios
Nobuya Ishida ... 2D digital effects: Big X
Kory Jones ... visual effects supervisor: Reality Check Studios
Aaron Kaminar ... lead animator: Reality Check Studios
Peter Kleinsasser ... visual effects artist
Danny Martinez ... visual effects producer: Reality Check Studios
Hajime Matsumoto ... digital visual effects supervisor: Big X
Shigenori Ohno ... 3D digital effects: Big X
Masaki Sasae ... 2D digital effects: Big X
Nobuaki Sugiki ... assistant digital visual effects supervisor: Big X
Yoshiko Takekuma ... 3D digital effects: Big X
Takeshi Yamaguchi ... compositor: Reality Check Studios
Yoshiko Yasuoka ... digital i/o negative coordinator: Big X
Naoyasu Yutaka ... assistant digital visual effects supervisor: Big X
Tomoya Ôhata ... 2D digital effects: Big X (as Tomoya Ohhata)
Jonathan Block ... title animation (uncredited)
Francisco Chaigneau ... digital effects artist (uncredited)
Josh Novak ... lead compositor: main title sequence (uncredited)
James Payfer ... rotoscope artist (uncredited)
One Danny Yoon ... digital compositor (uncredited)

Stunts

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Shunsuke Gondo ... stunt double
Kaori Ichijô ... stunt double (as Kaori Ichijyo)
Hideo Saito ... stunt coordinator
Nobu Sakashita ... stunt double (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Toshitaka Akaike ... second assistant camera operator: additional photography
Daisuke Akazawa ... best boy grip
Yoichi Chiashi ... second assistant camera operator
Mamoru Ebisawa ... assistant rigging chief lighting technician
Ryosuke Fujita ... best boy grip
Shingo Gima ... assistant camera operator
Hiroshi Iimura ... assistant rigging chief lighting technician
Kiyoshi Itô ... first assistant camera operator: additional photography (as Kiyoshi Ito)
Masao Kanazawa ... chief lighting technician
Yukari Kawano ... assistant camera operator
Noriyuki Mizuguchi ... director of photography: additional photography
Hayato Muraoka ... assistant camera operator
Hidenori Nagata ... assistant chief lighting technician
Atsushi Ogasawara ... rigging chief lighting technician
Yoishiro Ohashi ... assistant chief lighting technician
Kazuhiro Okamoto ... assistant camera operator: additional photography
Takashi Seida ... still photographer
Kenichi Sekine ... rigging chief lighting technician: additional photography
Yosuke Sekizawa ... assistant rigging chief lighting technician
Akihiro Shimura ... assistant rigging chief lighting technician
Shinji Suzuki ... first assistant camera operator
Kenji Takeuchi ... still photographer
Tadashi Yokoyama ... key grip
Shota Yoshokawa ... assistant camera operator: additional photography (as Shota Yoshikawa)
Lukas Ettlin ... additional cinematographer (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Masashi Yamaguchi ... casting: japan
David Bernad ... casting assistant (uncredited)
Jennifer Rudolph ... casting: New York (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Eric Earl Aycock ... assistant costume designer (as Eric Aycock)
Satoko Matsuyama ... wardrobe
Yumiko Nakamura ... wardrobe
Asami Okuse ... wardrobe
Emiko Sakai ... wardrobe: additional photography

Location Management

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Rintaro Hamasaki ... location manager
Yusuke Wakabayashi ... location manager

Music Department

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Max Blomgren ... synth programmer
Robert Fernandez ... mixing engineer / recording engineer
Thomas Milano ... music editor
Sujin Nam ... score coordinator
Jonathan Price ... synth programmer
David G. Russell ... synth programmer (as David Russell)
Aldo Shllaku ... assistant to composer
Martin St. Pierre ... score coordinator
Brian Valentino ... assistant engineer
Selena Arizanovic ... music assistant (uncredited)
Scott Glasgow ... score coordinator (uncredited)
Simon James ... music contractor (uncredited)
Tiff Jimber ... vocalist (uncredited)
Kory Kruckenberg ... assistant score engineer: Pro Tools Engineer (uncredited)
Sean McMahon ... orchestrator (uncredited) / score coordinator (uncredited)
Flavio Motalla ... score producer (uncredited)
Sujin Nam ... orchestrator (uncredited)
Melissa Orquiza ... music preparation (uncredited)
Michael Pelavin ... score coordinator (uncredited)
Darian Pollard ... music supervisor (uncredited)
Robert Puff ... music preparation (uncredited)
Martin St. Pierre ... orchestrator (uncredited)
Gordon Wimpress ... score coordinator (uncredited)

Other crew

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Tobin Adams ... production coordinator
Chiho Asada ... translator
Jennifer M. Barr ... stand-in (as Jenifer Berr)
Sue Binder ... assistant: Mr. Tapert
Jennifer Y. Craig ... production assistant (as Jennifer Craig)
Miyuki Dawson ... assistant: Mr. Shimizu
Kayoko K. Dietsche ... translator: additional photography
Miho Hohjoh ... translator: additional photography
Akiko Ishii ... stand-in
Yuji Ito ... production assistant: additional photography
Eri Kada ... production assistant: additional photography
Sayuri Kanamore ... translator: additional photography (as Sayuri Kanamori)
Reiko Kato ... translator
Takayuki Kawatsu ... production assistant
Joey Cruz Manalang ... production assistant (as Jose Joey Cruz Manalang)
Nana Maniwa ... production assistant
Masako Matsumura ... production assistant
Matthew Milam ... assistant: Mr. Kahane
Tomoko Miyachi ... production coordinator
Harue Miyake ... assistant: Mr. Fukushima
Yuri Morikawa ... assistant production accountant
Maureen Mottram ... production accountant
Sean Muramatsu ... dialogue coach
Natsuko Nezu ... production accountant
Takuya Okada ... production assistant
Patricia Rivera ... assistant: Mr. Drake
Miyuki Sakaitani ... production coordinator
Takeshi Sato ... production assistant: additional photography
Kazuko Shingyoku ... production coordinator
Julia Smetankina ... stand-in
Albert Smith ... stand-in
Valentina Solodovnyk ... stand-in
Hiroko Stanhope ... assistant: Mr. Ichise
Cid Swank ... unit publicist
Hiroki Taniguchi ... production assistant
Kathleen Thomas ... script supervisor
Dina Valenzuela ... production accountant
Irene Yeung ... assistant: Mr. Lee and Mr. Davison
J.R. Young ... assistant: Mr. Raimi
Akemi Abe ... end titles (uncredited)
Tom Fish ... body double: Jason Behr (uncredited)
Jessica Franks ... production assistant: re-shoots (uncredited)
Rob McEntegart ... executive vice president of business affairs: Senator International (uncredited)
Atsushi Naito ... legal service (uncredited)
Kazumi Nakamura ... adr voice (uncredited)
David Pollison ... office assistant: Renaissance Pictures (uncredited)
Akiko Shima ... adr voice (uncredited)
Kazuko Shingyoku ... script supervisor: additional photography (uncredited)

Thanks

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Izumi Evers ... the producers wish to thank
Brendan Garst ... the producers wish to thank
Alvin Lu ... the producers wish to thank
Patrick Macias ... the producers wish to thank

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Karen Davis, an American Nurse, moves to Tokyo and encounters a supernatural spirit who is vengeful and often possesses its victims. A series of horrifying and mysterious deaths start to occur, with the spirit passing its curse onto each victim. Karen must now find away to break this spell, before she becomes its next victim. Written by simon

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Taglines It never forgives. It never forgets. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Untitled 'Ju-on: The Grudge' Remake (United States)
  • The Juon (Japan)
  • Der Fluch (Germany)
  • Der Fluch - The Grudge (Germany)
  • El grito (Spain)
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Runtime
  • 91 min
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Box Office

Budget $10,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $39,128,715, 24 Oct 2004
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $187,281,115

Did You Know?

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Trivia Before filming, the cast and crew went through a ceremony where they were blessed so that nothing bad could happen to them for filming. See more »
Goofs (at around 10 mins) At the cemetery, Karen tells her boyfriend that burning incense is a Buddhist ritual, and that the smoke carries their prayers to the spirits of the departed. Buddhism doesn't acknowledge everlasting spirits. It is actually a Shinto ritual. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in A Powerful Rage: Behind 'The Grudge' (2005). See more »
Quotes Kayako Saeki: Croakkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk!
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