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Running with Scissors ()


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Young Augusten Burroughs absorbs experiences that could make for a shocking memoir: the son of an alcoholic father and an unstable mother, he's handed off to his mother's therapist, Dr.... See more »

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Deirdre Burroughs
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Dr. Finch
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Neil Bookman
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Natalie Finch
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Norman Burroughs
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Augusten Burroughs
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Agnes Finch
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Hope Finch
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Dorothy
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Michael Shephard
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Fern Stewart
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Suzanne
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Joan
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Six-Year-Old Augusten Burroughs
Gabriel Guedj ...
Poo
Nancy Cassaro ...
Christy - 1978 Poetry Club
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Restaurant Manager
Julie Remala ...
Restaurant Waitress
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Bonnie Weis ...
Cocktail Waitress
Dakotah Masset ...
Waitress
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Nurse
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Anthony Aria ...
Audience (uncredited)
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Himself (uncredited)
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Co-Ed (uncredited)
Frank Grisby ...
Theatre Patron (uncredited)
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Sue (uncredited)
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Lesbian Poet (uncredited)
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Chris (uncredited)
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Audience Member (uncredited)
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Poetry Club Member (uncredited)
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Jewish Rabbi (uncredited)
Joseph Sims ...
Audience Member (uncredited)
Scott Slifer ...
Audience Member (uncredited)
Cole Volmer ...
College Student (uncredited)
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Professor's Wife (uncredited)
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Deirdre Obsessed Fan (uncredited)

Directed by

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Ryan Murphy

Written by

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Ryan Murphy ... (screenplay)
 
Augusten Burroughs ... (book "Running with Scissors: A Memoir")

Produced by

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Augusten Burroughs ... co-producer
Dede Gardner ... producer
Brad Grey ... producer
Ryan Murphy ... producer
Brad Pitt ... producer
Steve Samuels ... executive producer (as Steven Samuels)
Bonnie Weis ... co-producer

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James S. Levine

Cinematography by

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Christopher Baffa ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Byron Smith

Editorial Department

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Bradley Buecker ... assistant editor (as Brad Buecker)
Jennifer Hatton ... assistant editor
Mo Henry ... negative cutter
Jamie Keeney ... assistant film editor
Jim Passon ... color timer
Paula Suhy ... assistant film editor
Christopher Grizey ... post-production assistant (uncredited)
Robert E. Phillips ... digital intermediate assistant producer: EFILM (uncredited)
Faust Pierfederici ... digital preview colorist (uncredited)
Kay Sievert ... colorist: dailies (uncredited)
Fulvio Valsangiacomo ... assistant editor (uncredited)

Casting By

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Mali Finn

Production Design by

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Richard Sherman

Art Direction by

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Lorin Flemming

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Matthew Flood Ferguson

Costume Design by

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Lou Eyrich

Makeup Department

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Bernadette Beauvais ... makeup artist
Stacey K. Black ... key hair stylist
Cydney Cornell ... hair stylist: Ms. Bening
Stephanie A. Fowler ... makeup artist (as Stephanie Fowler)
Zoe Hay ... makeup artist
Julie Hewett ... makeup artist: Ms. Bening
Laurel Kelly ... hair stylist (as Laurel E. Kelly)
Eryn Krueger Mekash ... key makeup artist (as Eryn Krueger)
Elisa Marsh ... hair stylist
Michele Tyminski Schoenbach ... makeup artist (uncredited)

Production Management

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Christopher Griffin ... unit production manager (as Christopher L. Griffin)
Tim Pedegana ... post-production supervisor

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Dirk Craft ... first assistant director (as Dirk Wallace Craft)
Elenie Mansalis ... second assistant director
Maura McKeown ... second second assistant director (as Maura McKeown Redmond)

Art Department

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Terry Adams ... on-set dresser (as Terry L. Adams)
Sam Brinson ... construction foreman (as Samuel H. Brinson)
Joseph C. Fama ... construction coordinator
Ian Kay ... assistant property master
Mark David Kersey ... greensman (as Mark Kersey)
Jim Motyl ... leadman (as James S. Motyl)
Christopher Redmond ... property master
Paul M. Rohrbaugh III ... paint foreman (as Paul Milton Rohrbaugh III)
James Tsvetkofski ... set dresser
Michael Wynands ... labor foreman (as Michael H. Wynands)
Marissa Zajack ... art department coordinator
Chris Clark ... set dresser (uncredited)
Brendon Crigler ... set dresser (uncredited)
Missy Parker ... buyer (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Rick Ash ... supervising sound mixer
Jed M. Dodge ... sound editor (as Jed Dodge)
Rickley W. Dumm ... sound editor (as Rickley Dumm)
Russell Farmarco ... sound editor (as Russ Farmarco)
Frank Gaeta ... sound designer
Luis Galdames ... assistant sound editor (as Luis Galadames)
Marc A. Gilmartin ... production sound mixer (as Marc Gilmartin)
Patrick Giraudi ... supervising sound mixer
Catherine Harper ... foley artist
Darrin Mann ... foley mixer
Christopher Moriana ... foley artist (as Chris Morianna)
Chris Navarro ... adr recordist
Todd Niesen ... sound editor
Sarah Payan ... sound editor
Terry Rodman ... supervising sound mixer
Eric Thompson ... adr mixer
Gunnar Ted Walter ... boom operator (as Gunner Walter)
Gabriel J. Serrano ... sound recordist (uncredited)
Donald J. Sutherland ... utility sound (uncredited)
Carl D. Ware ... sound engineer (uncredited)

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Kenneth C. Clark ... special effects foreman (as Ken Clark)
Thomas Mertz ... special effects coordinator (as Tom Mertz)

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Saeed Faridzadeh ... digital compositor (uncredited)
N. Bantu Key ... second digital colorist: EFILM (uncredited)
Jennifer Law-Stump ... digital effects artist: Pacific Title Digital (uncredited)
Steven J. Scott ... supervising digital colorist: EFilm (uncredited)

Stunts

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Thomas M. Ficke ... stunt coordinator (as Tom Ficke)
Noon Orsatti ... stunt coordinator

Camera and Electrical Department

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Clyde E. Bryan ... first assistant camera
J.A. Byerly ... rigging chief lighting technician (as JA Byerly)
Charles Crivier ... dolly grip
Jerry Day ... rigging key grip
Christopher Duskin ... camera operator (as Chris Duskin)
Andrew Glover ... chief lighting technician
Bob Hall ... first assistant camera
Greg Hewett ... key grip
Dan Kneece ... steadicam operator
Wayne Kosky ... best boy grip
Jerry Mundy ... assistant chief lighting technician (as Jerry W. Mundy Jr.)
Doug Price ... second assistant camera
John Scott ... camera operator
Suzanne Tenner ... still photographer
Henry Tirl ... steadicam operator
Suzanne Trucks ... second assistant camera
Mitch Byerly ... electrician (uncredited)
Mark Mele ... rigging electrician (uncredited)
Jimmie R. Owens ... grip (uncredited)
Haydn Pazanti ... camera loader (uncredited)
Ryan Shopay ... lighting technician (uncredited)
Justin Stroh ... electrician (uncredited)
Earl C. Williman ... rigging best boy (uncredited)
Matt Zschoche ... additional lighting technician (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Deanna Brigidi ... casting assistant
Barbara Harris ... voice casting
David Rapaport ... casting associate
Pete Sutton ... extras casting
Sean Kevin Sweeney ... extras casting (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Anita Louise Brown ... costumer
Jenny Eagan ... costumer
Jennifer Morrison Holyfield ... costumer: Ms. Bening (as Jennifer M. Holyfield)
Krishna Ribeiro ... costumer
Christine Wada ... key costumer
Julie Yang Silver ... costume supervisor
Bethany Bernhard ... costumer (uncredited)
Suzanne Flores ... additional costumer (uncredited)
Delia Hauser ... wardrobe production assistant (uncredited)
Jude Christian Orlando ... costume illustrator (uncredited)

Location Management

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Robert Foulkes ... location manager
David Henke ... assistant location manager
Robert Crobar Bilus ... location manager (uncredited)
Chris Gutierrez ... location scout (uncredited)

Music Department

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P.J. Bloom ... music supervisor
Jennifer Reeve ... music coordinator
Tom Trafalski ... music editor
Josh Klein ... assistant to composer (uncredited)
Darian Pollard ... music supervisor (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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Dana Crocker ... transportation captain (as Dana E. Crocker)
Ed Nassaney ... transportation co-captain
Bruce Callahan ... driver (uncredited)
Eddie Santana ... driver (uncredited)
Gary Thomas Williams ... driver: Ms. Bening (uncredited)

Other crew

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Crisoforo Aguilar ... production assistant
Beth Bargas ... assistant accountant
Chelsey Cardon ... production assistant
William Cotton ... production assistant
Melissa Engle ... production assistant (as Melissa J. Engle)
Terri Greening ... production accountant
Christopher Grizey ... production assistant
Alexis Martin Woodall ... assistant: Mr. Murphy (as Alexis Martin)
Joe May ... production assistant (as Joseph May)
Meredith Mohr ... assistant: Ms. Bening
Ron Segro ... post production accountant
David Showers ... assistant: Ms. Gardner
Jessie Sieben ... production assistant (as Jessica Sieben)
Spooky Stevens ... unit publicist
Diana Valentine ... script supervisor
Rorie D. van Klaveren ... assistant production coordinator
Eve Watterson ... production coordinator
Andrew T. Weaver ... production assistant (as Andrew Weaver)
Matthew Bolin ... production assistant (uncredited)
Judith M. Brown ... studio teacher (uncredited)
Cory Cate ... production assistant (uncredited)
Matt Clifford ... accounting clerk (uncredited)
Ashley Contino ... assistant to cast (uncredited)
Dante ... warm-up comic (uncredited)
Antony Diamond ... remote head technician (uncredited)
Daniel Hall ... craft service (uncredited)
Thomas Kearney ... production assistant (uncredited)
Tilu Khalayi ... second assistant accountant (uncredited)
Ron Landry ... production assistant (uncredited)
Susanne Lariviere ... post-production accountant (uncredited)
Anne Lockhart ... adr voice group (uncredited)
Alba Morera ... production assistant (uncredited)
Richard M. Newkirk ... stand-in (uncredited)
Andre Panossian ... technical advisor (uncredited)
Angela Randazzo ... payroll accountant (uncredited)
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Plot Summary

The story of how a boy was abandoned by his mother and how he, later, abandoned her. The year he'll be 14, the parents of Augusten Burroughs (1965- ) divorce, and his mother, who thinks of herself as a fine poet on the verge of fame, delivers him to the eccentric household of her psychiatrist, Dr. Finch. During that year, Augusten avoids school, keeps a journal, and practices cosmetology. His mother's mental illness worsens, he takes an older lover, he finds friendship with Finch's younger daughter, and he's the occasional recipient of gifts from an unlikely benefactor. Can he survive to come of age? Written by

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Taglines Ever have one of those lives? See more »
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Also Known As
  • Courir avec des ciseaux (France)
  • Krass! Running with Scissors (Germany)
  • Krass (Germany)
  • Recortes de mi vida (Spain)
  • Juoksee saksien kanssa (Finland)
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Runtime
  • 116 min
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Box Office

Budget $12,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $226,108, 22 Oct 2006

Did You Know?

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Trivia Julianne Moore was originally attached to play Deirdre Burroughs. See more »
Goofs In 1978 the Gothic soap opera "Dark Shadows" was being shown on the TV in Dr. Finch's house. The show was cancelled in 1971 an wasn't shown in reruns on cable until the 80's. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in The Worst of 2006 (2007). See more »
Soundtracks Bossa Whistle See more »
Quotes Dr. Finch: You can't come in here, this is my mastabatorium!
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