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This drama centers on Hank Chinaski, the fictional alter-ego of "Factotum" author Charles Bukowski, who wanders around Los Angeles, CA trying to live off jobs which don't interfere with his... See more »

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Hank Chinaski
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Jan
Didier Flamand ...
Pierre
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Manny
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Laura
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Jerry
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Grace
Thomas Lyons ...
Tony Endicott (as Tom Lyons)
Dean Brewington ...
Old Black Man
James Cada ...
Bald Man
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Smithson
Kurt Schweickhardt ...
Ice Plant Supervisor
Dee Noah ...
Hank's Mother
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Hank's Father
Michael Egan ...
Taxi Office Clerk
Terry Hempleman ...
Superintendant Barnes
Emily Hynnek ...
Stripper (as Emily 'Sophia Simone' Hynnek)
Wayne Morton ...
Mantz
Tony Papenfuss ...
John Handler
Lana Schwab ...
Mrs. Adams
Sally Wingert ...
Payroll Lady
Robert Downing Davis ...
George Henley
Bryan J. Walker ...
Pharmacist
Dan Lee Jr. ...
Elf
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Editor
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Auto Parts Manager
Larry Roupe ...
Pete
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Liquor Store Clerk
Stephen D'Ambrose ...
Mailman
Emil Herrera ...
Mendoza
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Young Lady
Andy Hubbell ...
Employment Office Man
Martin Marinaro ...
Bartender
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Heathercliff
Stephen Pelinski ...
Mr. Hansen
Stanley Kipper ...
Spencer
Brent Doyle ...
McBride
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Peters
Jim Lichtscheidl ...
Calloway (as James Lichtscheidl)
Jay Gjernes ...
Truck Driver
Clyde Lund ...
Employment Office Clerk
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Bartender
George McGuire ...
Carson Gentry
Brad Madson ...
Tailor
Gary Tournier ...
Bar Patron
Esera Tuaolo ...
Laura's Bar Bartender
John Nadeau ...
Sleeping Man
Cathi Cooper ...
Bar Patron
Carole Samuelson ...
Bar Patron
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Harry Berglund (scenesDeleted)
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Woman on the Street / Patron at the Racetrack (uncredited)
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Bartender (uncredited)
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Gambler (uncredited)
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Horse Race Fan (uncredited)
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Bouncer in Bar Scene (uncredited)
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Man Drinking Beer Next To Ms. Tomei (uncredited)
Christopher Day ...
2nd Man Placing Bet (uncredited)
Chuck Erickson ...
Man In Bar (uncredited)
James Lyndon Fairbairn ...
Horse Race Fan (uncredited)
Jon Foss ...
Horse Race Spectator (uncredited)
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Woman on Fire Escape (uncredited)
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Spectator (uncredited)
Nels Lennes ...
Man Going to Work (uncredited)
Shawn McNulty ...
Bike Shop Worker (uncredited)
Bryan J. Moss ...
Horse Race Gambler (uncredited)
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Spectator (uncredited)
Lisa Pechmiller ...
Spectator (uncredited)
Geoff Schilz ...
Man Placing Bet (uncredited)
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Man in Bar (uncredited)
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Spectator (uncredited)
Annie Wallick ...
Woman on Street (uncredited)
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Taxi Class Student (uncredited)
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Cab Driver (uncredited)

Directed by

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Bent Hamer

Written by

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Charles Bukowski ... (novel)
 
Bent Hamer ... (written by) and
Jim Stark ... (written by)

Produced by

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Karl Baumgartner ... associate producer
Knud Bjørne-Larsen ... financial producer (as Knud Bjørne Larsen)
Reinhold Elschot ... associate producer
Bent Hamer ... producer
Rainer Mockert ... associate producer
Peter Nadermann ... associate producer
Jim Stark ... producer
Christine K. Walker ... executive producer (as Christine Kunewa Walker)
Meinolf Zurhorst ... associate producer

Music by

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Kristin Asbjørnsen

Cinematography by

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John Christian Rosenlund ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Pål Gengenbach

Editorial Department

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Liv Risvaag ... colorist
Camilla Holst Vea ... film scanning
Darren Roark ... digital color corrector (uncredited)

Production Design by

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Eve Cauley ... (as Eve Cauley Turner)

Set Decoration by

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Sarah Kruchowski ... (as Sarah Jean Kruckowski)
Kate Sheeley

Costume Design by

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Tere Duncan

Makeup Department

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Natalie A. Hale ... additional makeup artist (as Natalie Hale)
Sherry Heart ... key hair stylist
Patricia Regan ... makeup designer
Tara Smith ... hair stylist: Marisa Tomei

Production Management

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Devorah DeVries ... production manager
Jason Cooper Hall ... production supervisor

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Jason Cooper Hall ... second assistant director: dayplayer
Matt Holz ... second second assistant director
Eric D. Howell ... second assistant director (as Eric Howell)
Paul B. Johnson ... first assistant director
Atsuko Sato ... second second assistant director

Art Department

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Cheri Anderson ... set dresser
Paul Berglund ... assistant property master
Jennie Bond ... graphic designer
Kelsey Cramer ... production assistant: props
Marnie Diker ... assistant on-set dresser
Mindy Harris ... property master
Oceana Lawler Larsen ... set dresser
Evan Morris ... construction foreman
Savannah Rhomberg-Reich ... head painter
Paul Rothmeier ... carpenter
Andrew Shea ... draftsperson
Mark S. Turner ... art department associate (as Mark Steven Turner)
David Underhill ... lead person (as Dave Underhill)

Sound Department

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Ken Chastain ... sound recordist
Petter Fladeby ... re-recording mixer / sound designer
Cully Gallagher ... boom operator
Micki Joanni ... synchron editor
Christopher Riley ... production assistant: sound department
John L. Sims Jr. ... production sound mixer (as John L. Sims Jr.) / sound recordist (as John L. Sims Jr.)
John Sims ... production sound mixer (as John L. Sims Jr.) / sound recordist (as John L. Sims Jr.)
Richard Sveen ... sound editor
Erik S. Watland ... foley artist
Kevin Wilson ... adr

Visual Effects by

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Torgeir Busch ... visual effects
Aksel Jermstad ... visual effects artist

Stunts

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Rose M. Frazier ... stunts
Eric D. Howell ... stunt coordinator (as Eric Howell)
Peter Moore ... stunts

Camera and Electrical Department

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Tristan Allen ... camera production assistant: video
Sebastián Almeida ... first assistant camera
Ray Attridge ... electrician
Eddie Cohen ... lighting technician
Edward Cohen ... gaffer (as Eddie Cohen)
Joseph Gallup ... key grip
Fernando Gayesky ... camera operator / director of photography: second unit
Tony Hanson ... grip
Mark Higashino ... still photographer
Travis Hottinger ... electrician
Marty Jurek ... camera production assistant (as Martin Jurek)
Kevin Karpinski ... best boy grip
Yoshi Katagiri ... electrician (as Yoshiji D. Katagiri)
Damian Kussian ... grip
Michael Lindquist ... second assistant camera (as Michael V. Lindquist)
Chris Malone ... best boy electric
Lucas McCarter ... grip
David S. Pope ... dolly grip (as David Pope)
Shannon Schaefer ... grip
Randall Smith ... first assistant camera: second unit
Michael Winn ... electrician
Dean Woytcke ... grip

Casting Department

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Lynn Blumenthal ... casting director: Minneapolis
Marisa Collins ... extras casting assistant
Debbie DeLisi ... extras casting
Carolyn Deters ... extras casting intern
Matthew Feeney ... extras casting associate
Kaari Moen ... extras casting intern
Amber Lee Olivier ... extras casting assistant (as Amber Lee Olson)
Jay Runquist ... extras casting intern
Lisa Stearns ... extras casting intern

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Deborah Fiscus ... wardrobe supervisor
Amy Pickering ... costume design assistant: New York City
Hannah Walker ... wardrobe assistant
Hannah Walter ... wardrobe assistant

Location Management

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Shelli Ainsworth ... location manager
Robin Garland ... location coordinator
Mark Har ... location scout
Joel Thingvall ... location consultant
Sidney Walker ... location assistant

Music Department

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Jostein Ansnes ... music mixer / music recordist
Trygve Brøske ... composer: organ music
Thomas Henriksen ... music recordist
Magnus Torkildsen ... music mixer / music recordist
Peer Espen Ursfjord ... music recordist

Script and Continuity Department

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Lynn Younglove ... script supervisor

Transportation Department

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Michael Kennedy ... transportation captain (as Mike Kennedy)
Brenton McCracken ... transportation coordinator
Rajiv Sarin ... driver
Leo Skudlarek ... driver

Other crew

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Topper Anton ... set production assistant
Tim Beaufoy ... stand-in: Manny
Robert Becka ... production intern
Michael Boeckmann ... production artwork artist
Megan Alicia Brown ... extras assistant (as Megan Brown)
Andrew Burton ... key set production assistant
Torgeir Busch ... title designer
Adam DeLisi ... stand-in
Joe Dressel ... production intern
Jesse Ehman ... production assistant
Jon Foss ... production intern
Kurt W. Gensmer ... set medic
Molly Getty ... assistant to producers
Arzu Gokcen ... assistant: Matt Dillon
Graham Gremore ... clearance coordinator
Mike Griesser ... production intern
David Hansen ... assistant: Matt Dillon (as Dave Hansen)
Christianne Hedtke ... production assistant
Aksel Jermstad ... title designer
Lars Johanessen ... title designer: end credits
Todd B. Johnson ... production office intern
Vanessa Miles ... production assistant
Mary Moga ... production secretary (as Mary Louise Moga)
Jamie Molever ... assistant: Ms. Tomei
Thomas G. Page ... assistant production coordinator
Aaron Pikala ... production office assistant
Laurie Pyle ... set medic
Darren Roark ... computer and technical support
Stephen Root ... production intern
Ben Rosenbaum ... assistant: Lilli Taylor
Benjamin Rosenbaum ... assistant: Lilli Taylor (as Benjamin Rosenbaum)
Jason P. Schumacher ... strike crew
Seth Shapiro ... set production assistant
Lisa Stearns ... production intern
Bridget Striker ... production intern
Jill Sweiven ... product placement / public relations
Julie Swenson ... set publicist
Dylan Thies ... production intern
C. Elizabeth Trumble ... production accountant
Rachel Grubb ... stand-in: Lily (uncredited)

Thanks

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Linda Saetre ... thanks
Ruth Waldburger ... thanks

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Self-declared aspiring writer Hank Chinaski has neither qualifications, ambition nor ethics. Any dead-end job he lands is soon lost through laziness or mischief. His relationship with fellow deadbeat Jan gets strained to crisis through her insecurity, so he even gives up betting on horses which brought in easy money. Written by KGF Vissers

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Taglines What matters most is how well you walk through the fire. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Factotum: A Man Who Performs Many Jobs (United States)
  • Factótum (Spain)
  • Παρακμή (Greece)
  • Parakmi (Greece)
  • Фактотум (Russia)
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Runtime
  • 94 min
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Budget $1,000,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia On 14 April 2005, in Trondheim, Norway, this became the first movie in the world to be shown with a 4K digital cinema projector. See more »
Goofs Despite the fact that the film takes place in Los Angeles, the filming location of Minneapolis is clearly revealed in the shots of the skyline and the area codes of the phone numbers on the sides of the taxicabs. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Hollywoodland/This Film Is Not Yet Rated/The Quiet/Crossover/Lassie/Factotum (2006). See more »
Soundtracks I Wish to Weep See more »
Quotes [last lines]
Henry Chinaski: [voiceover] If you're going to try, go all the way. Otherwise don't even start. This could mean losing girlfriends, wives, relatives, jobs, and maybe your mind. It could mean not eating for three or four days. It could mean freezing on a park bench. It could mean jail. It could mean derision. It could mean mockery, isolation. Isolation is the gift. All the others are a test of your endurance. Of how much you really want to do it. And you'll do it, despite rejection in the worst odds. And it will be better than anything else you can imagine. If you're going to try, go all the way. There is no other feeling like that. You will be alone with the gods. And the nights will flame with fire. You will ride life straight to perfect laughter. It's the only good fight there is.
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