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Bernard and Doris ()


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The story of the twilight years of tobacco billionairess Doris Duke and her relationship with her gay butler, to whom she left her entire fortune.

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  • Nominated for 3 Golden Globes. Another 29 nominations.
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Doris Duke
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Bernard Lafferty
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First Butler
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Security Guard
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Chef
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Paloma
Marilyn Torres ...
Nancy
Nick Rolfe ...
Ben
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Waldo Taft
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Board Member
Thomas J. McGrath ...
Board Member
Gene Parseghian ...
Board Member
Henry Schleiff ...
Board Member
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Board Member
Kunnath P. Namboodiri ...
Swami
David Kuhn ...
Dinner Guest
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Dinner Guest
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Patrolman (as James Bracchitta)
Robert Penotti ...
Masseur
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Doctor
Ed Onipede Blunt ...
Second Officer
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
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Chauffeur (uncredited)
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Security Guard #2 (uncredited)
Eliot Sash ...
Cop #1 (uncredited)
John Schuman ...
Cop in Cruiser (uncredited)
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Ms. Chang (uncredited)

Directed by

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Bob Balaban

Written by

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Hugh Costello ... ()

Produced by

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Bob Balaban ... executive producer
Dana Brunetti ... executive producer
Jonathan Cavendish ... executive producer
Adam Kassen ... executive producer
Mark Kassen ... executive producer
C. Cory M. McCrum-Abdo ... associate producer (as Cory McCrum Abdo)
Mark Olsen ... co-executive producer
Kevin Spacey ... executive producer
Glen Trotiner ... associate producer

Music by

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Alex Wurman

Cinematography by

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Mauricio Rubinstein ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Andy Keir

Editorial Department

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Michelle Botticelli ... assistant editor: New York
Donnie Creighton ... digital intermediate producer: Laser Pacific
Alex Cristo ... post-production assistant
Daniel Dujnic ... assistant editor: New York
Jeremy Frindel ... assistant editor: New York
J.D. Funari ... trailer editor
James Gadd ... assistant editor: Los Angeles (as Jimmy Gadd)
Doug Jaqua ... color scientist: Laser Pacific
William Lehman ... assistant editor: New York
Harry Muller ... lab color timer
Carrie Oliver ... digital editor: Laser Pacific
Lee Percy ... additional editor
Tim Vincent ... color timer: Laser Pacific
Renannah Weinstein ... assistant editor: New York

Casting By

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Kim Moarefi
Nina Pratt
Fiona Weir

Production Design by

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Franckie Diago

Art Direction by

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Dirk Braeger

Costume Design by

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Joseph G. Aulisi

Makeup Department

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Ma Kalaadevi Ananda ... makeup artist: Ms. Sarandon (as Marilyn Carbone)
Milton Buras ... hair stylist: Mr. Fiennes / wig stylist: Mr. Fiennes
Stacey Butterworth ... wig maker: Ms. Sarandon
Lynn Campbell ... makeup artist: Mr. Fiennes
Verena Cristofaro ... additional makeup artist
Waltaya Culmber ... additional makeup artist (as Waltaya Culmer)
Robin Day ... hair stylist: Ms. Sarandon (as Robin Maginsky Day) / wig stylist: Ms. Sarandon (as Robin Maginsky Day)
Paul Huntley ... wig maker: Mr. Fiennes
Kristen Kiyan ... additional makeup artist (as Kristen Infield)
Colleen Liddy ... hair stylist: additional photography
Erica Lytton ... additional makeup artist
Melissa Yonkey ... wig consultant

Production Management

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Tracey Guadagno ... production supervisor
Mike Harrop ... post-production supervisor: New York
Alexis Hudgins ... production supervisor
Cynthia Kao ... associate production supervisor
Mark L. Mitchell ... post production executive
Glen Trotiner ... unit production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Stephen A. Glanzrock ... first assistant director
Eric Richard Lasko ... second assistant director: additional photography (as Eric Lasko)
Roger Lee ... second assistant director (as Roger MacDonald Lee)
Glen Trotiner ... first assistant director
Jonathan Yevin ... second second assistant director

Art Department

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Charles Colon ... key construction grip: additional photography (as Charles Colón)
Liza Handziak ... scenic artist: additional photography
Curtis Pollock ... property master (as Custis Lytle Pollock)
Eric Robel ... graphic designer
Leonardo Weiss ... storyboard artist: additional photography
Elvis Strange ... graphic designer (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Gina Alfano ... adr editor: New York
James Austin ... engineering services: Skywalker Sound (as Jim Austin)
Chris Barron ... digital sound transferer: Skywalker Sound (as Christopher Barron)
Antony Bayman ... adr recordist
David Boulton ... adr mixer
John Cannon ... assistant sound editor
Otto Cedeno ... boom operator: additional photography
Krissopher Chevannes ... adr recordist (as Kris Chevannes)
John Countryman ... digital sound transferer: Skywalker Sound
Robert Deschaine ... adr mixer
Edwin Dunkley ... video services: Skywalker Sound (as Ed Dunkley)
John Dunn ... sound editor
Doug Ford ... engineering services: Skywalker Sound
Jason George ... sound editor
Jonathan Greber ... digital sound transferer: Skywalker Sound
Chat Gunter ... sound mixer: additional photography (as Chat Gutner)
Howie Hammermann ... engineering services: Skywalker Sound (as Howard Hammermann)
Lora Hirschberg ... sound re-recording mixer: Skywalker Sound
David Hunter ... digital editorial services: Skywalker Sound
Lukasz Janik ... sound mixer
Bobby Johanson ... adr mixer
Matt Kent ... sound recordist
Leff Lefferts ... digital editorial services: Skywalker Sound (as Leffert Lefferts)
Dave McMoyler ... supervising sound editor
Carey Milbradt ... foley mixer
Nathan Nance ... sound re-recordist: Skywalker Sound
Mark Paterson ... assistant adr recordist
Brandon Proctor ... sound re-recording mixer: Skywalker Sound
Monique Reymond ... foley artist
Ronald G. Roumas ... sound re-recordist: Skywalker Sound
Geoffrey G. Rubay ... supervising sound editor (as Geoffrey Rubay)
John Sember ... boom operator
Tony Sereno ... sound mix technician: Skywalker Sound
John Torrijos ... video services: Skywalker Sound (as John 'J.T.' Torrijos)
Tami Treadwell ... adr recordist
Ignacio Valero ... boom operator
Karen Vassar Triest ... sound editor (as Karen Vassar)
Zach Martin ... sound recordist (uncredited)
Matthew E. Taylor ... sound editor (uncredited)

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Mandy Arnold ... digital restoration artist: Laser Pacific
Michael L. Castillo ... digital restoration artist: Laser Pacific (as Michael Castillo)
Sarah Coatts ... visual effects producer: main title sequence: yU+co.
Mark Intravartolo ... senior inferno artist: Modern Videofilm
Bruce Mann ... digital restoration artist: Laser Pacific
Eric Robel ... photo retouching
Jeff Schiffman ... digital restoration senior production engineer: DTS Digital Cinema
Matt Sell ... digital restoration artist: Laser Pacific (as Matthew Sell)
Mai Suzuki ... digital restoration artist: Laser Pacific
Rob Wolpert ... digital restoration project lead: DTS Digital Cinema
Bob Fox ... digital artist (uncredited)

Stunts

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John Schuman ... stunt coordinator (as John-Eric Schuman)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Carter Bissell ... swing
Steve Briante ... assistant camera
Charles Cann ... grip (as Charles A. Cann)
John Corso ... camera operator: additional photography
DeWitt Davis ... swing
Luke Deikis ... additional electric
David George Ellis ... steadicam operator (as David Ellis)
Frederick C. Galfas ... key grip (as Frederick Galfas)
Derek Gross ... gaffer
Christian Jara ... best boy electric: additional photography
Arsen Keheian ... grip: additional photography
Matthew Kerr ... grip: additional photography (as Mathew Kerr)
Aaron Kovalchik ... first assistant camera: additional photography
Chris Lally ... key grip: additional photography
Kate Larose ... second assistant camera
Paul Leroy ... grip: additional photography
Nathan Gabriel Lopez ... additional second assistant camera
Daniel Luebke ... additional best boy grip (as Dan Luebke)
Thomas Petersen ... best boy grip
Jeremy Rodriguez ... grip: additional photography
Alison Cohen Rosa ... still photographer
Henning Thien ... video engineer: additional photography
Travis Tomlinson ... grip/electric intern
Craig West ... second assistant camera
Casey Wooden ... best boy electric
Allen Zellman ... electrician: additional photography
Mark McDevitt ... assistant camera: (uncredited)
Wayne Paull ... additional camera operator (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Joe Cappelletti ... adr voice casting
Stanley Kaplan ... extras casting

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Johanna Argan ... assistant costume designer
James Deanes ... wardrobe assistant
Eric Gaskins ... designer and maker: red satin gown
Juliet Ouyoung ... costume shopper
Autumn Saville ... assistant costume designer
Sara Tosetti ... wardrobe assistant

Location Management

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Charlie Pinto ... location assistant
John Schuman ... location manager

Music Department

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Tom Brissette ... score mixing assistant
Tom Calderaro ... orchestrator
Heather Clark ... musician: flute
Debbi Datz-Pyle ... orchestra contractor: The Music Team
Ray Espinola Jr. ... associate music supervisor
Larry Goldings ... musician: piano
Steven Hufsteter ... musician: trumpet (as Steve Huffsteter)
Evyen Klean ... music supervisor (as Evyen J. Klean)
Joe LaBarbera ... musician: drums
Michael Lang ... musician: piano
Janet Lopez ... music coordinator
Lawrence Manchester ... score mixer / score recordist
Laura McLean ... assistant: Mr. Wurman
Darek Oles ... musician: bass
Jeffrey Schindler ... conductor
Ellen Segal ... music editor
Bob Sheppard ... musician: alto sax
Perry Smith ... musician: guitar
Alan Steinberger ... musician: piano
Bob Thiele Jr. ... composer: original songs and additional music (as Bob Thiele)
Robert Wolff ... pro tools operator
Alex Wurman ... musician: flügelhorn / orchestrator / score producer
Gina Zimmitti ... orchestra contractor: The Music Team
Steve Durkee ... score recording engineer (uncredited)

Other crew

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Linda Algozer ... medical consultant
Edwin Baker ... title designer
Emily Baron ... production assistant
Brett Batty ... butler consultant
Stefan Bozydaj ... production assistant
Greg Butler ... dance instructor
Collin Carrothers ... production assistant: additional photography
Eugene Choe ... production assistant
Randi M. Cohen ... production coordinator: additional photography
Katie Deutsch ... production assistant
Becky Di Lallo ... production assistant (as Becky Dilallo)
Peter Duchan ... assistant: Mr. Balaban
Mark Edlitz ... assistant: Ms. Sarandon
Michael Fabiani ... assistant: Mr. Fiennes, additional photography
Neal Feldman ... production assistant
Stephen Gabis ... dialect coach
Jim Garvey ... key production assistant
B.C. Hawkins ... production intern (as BC Hawkins)
Justin Herman ... production intern
Dadrea Heron ... production intern
Kara Janeczko ... assistant: Ms. Sarandon, additional photography
Kirsten Kearse ... script supervisor: additional photography
Eric LaFranchi ... production assistant (as Eric Lafranchi)
Grace Lee ... production assistant
Nathan Lopez ... production intern
Luther Lotz ... production assistant
Patrick McLeroy ... production assistant: additional photography
Anthony Merced ... production intern: additional photography
Kelly Messias ... assistant: Mr. Fiennes, UK
Ginny Nugent ... production executive
Synderela Peng ... title designer
Patrick Petrocelli ... assistant: Adam & Mark Kassen
Eva Porter ... client services: Skywalker Sound
Maren Rahlf ... production intern
Jennifer Rhodes-Kropf ... medical consultant (as Dr. Jennifer Rhodes-Kropf)
Ryan Robertson ... main title producer
Amanda Roche ... production intern
Susie Ross ... production assistant: additional photography (as Susan Ross)
Anatol Rotman ... production assistant
Hayden Roush ... production intern
Kate Schumaecker ... assistant: Mr. Balaban
Craig Shilowich ... assistant to the producers
Jon Simpson ... production assistant: additional photography
Sarah Sklar-Heyn ... production intern
Gerard Sztabnik ... production intern: additional photography
Martha Trachtenberg ... research assistant: Re: Search
Etsuko Uji ... title designer
Becky Veduccio ... assistant: Mr. Fiennes, New York
Jacob Wasserman ... production assistant: additional photography
Taj Whitesell ... production assistant
Rachel Wiesner ... production intern
Derek Yip ... production accountant
Garson Yu ... title designer
Stefan Bozydaj ... assistant: Ralph Fiennes (uncredited)
Craig Cohen ... production counsel (uncredited)
Cory Monden ... senior engineer (uncredited)
Amy Teitter ... production assistant (uncredited)
Sharon Watt ... script supervisor (uncredited)

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Andy Arons ... thanks
Marilyn Cooperman ... thanks
Madeline Day ... thanks
Paul Hunchak ... thanks
Donna Karan ... thanks
Eric Wheeler ... thanks
Diahn Williams ... thanks (as Diahn McGrath)

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Sympathetic look loosely based on the relationship between tobacco heiress, Doris Duke (1912-1993) - think Duke University - and her shy butler, Bernard Lafferty. The icy and mercurial Duke fires her butler for serving a chilled cantaloupe; the agency sends Lafferty, formerly household staff to Liz Taylor and to Peggy Lee. He's an alcoholic, fresh out of rehab. He gradually becomes Duke's gay alter ego as she romps through life sleeping with young men, making shrewd decisions quickly, managing her fortune and orchids as Lafferty manages her New Jersey estate. With a wine cellar to die for, Bernard falls off the wagon. Can he pull himself together when Doris needs him? Written by

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Also Known As
  • Bernard et Doris (France)
  • Bernard und Doris (Germany)
  • Bernard y Doris (Spain)
  • Бернард и Дорис (Russia)
  • Bernard i Doris (Poland)
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  • 102 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia After being shown at a film festival, "Bernard and Doris" was sent directly to cable television rather than premiering in movie theatres. See more »
Goofs "She said it was important. 'Perhaps I will get the feeling back ..." It's the same body of a newspaper article for two different articles. Around 23 minutes into movie. One article had headline of Doris Duke attending opening with Leonard Bernstein. The second headline was her buying a Boeing 737 for $25 million. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in The 60th Primetime Emmy Awards (2008). See more »
Soundtracks Somebody Nobody Loves See more »
Quotes Bernard Lafferty: Good evening, Miss Duke. Ma'am.
Doris Duke: Who the hell are you?
Bernard Lafferty: I'm here about the job, dear. From the agency. These are my references.
Doris Duke: Get me a sherry.
Bernard Lafferty: Yes, ma'am.
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