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The Mysteries of Pittsburgh ()


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Based on Michael Chabon's novel, the film chronicles the defining summer of a recent college graduate who crosses his gangster father and explores love, sexuality, and the enigmas surrounding his life and his city.

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Art Bechstein
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Cleveland Arning
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Jane Bellwether
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Joe Bechstein
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Phlox Lombardi
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Mohammed
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Keith
Ali Reed ...
Female Book Barn Employee
James A. Harper ...
Teen Book Barn Employee
Don Wadsworth ...
Class Instructor
Christian Hand ...
Punk Rock Bathroom Patron
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Mohawk Man (as Jarid C. Faubel)
Tim Hartman ...
Restaurant Manager
Shannon Williams ...
Lurch
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Feldman
Max Havrilla ...
Little Boy in Book Barn
Jocelyn Wrzosek ...
Townie
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Phlox's New Boyfriend
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Jimmy Breezy
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Lenny Burns
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Officer #1
Jeff Hochendoner ...
Officer #2
Tommy Lafitte ...
Precinct Officer
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tony Amen ...
Mobster (uncredited)
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Club Punk (uncredited)
Natalie Bloomer ...
Club Punk / Student (uncredited)
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Party Goer (uncredited)
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Motorcycle Kid (uncredited)
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Party Guest (uncredited)
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Student (uncredited)
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Restaurant Manager (uncredited)
John W. Iwanonkiw ...
Guy at Police Station (uncredited)
Katie Jensen ...
Club Punk (uncredited)
Katie Jensen ...
Club Punk (uncredited)
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Elevator Attendant (uncredited)
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Lebanese Guy (uncredited)
Frederick E. Kowalo ...
Biker Funeral Attendee (uncredited)
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Woman / Couple Seated at Restaurant (uncredited)
David Macerelli ...
Cemetery Worker (uncredited)
Andrew McCune ...
Hotel Bellhop (uncredited)
Buzz McEntire ...
Club Punk (uncredited)
Dominic Mecchia ...
Funeral Attendee (uncredited)
Jeremy Moon ...
Businessman (uncredited)
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Sous Chef (uncredited)
Walter E. Myal ...
Elevator Attendant / Student (uncredited)
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Diner Patron (uncredited)
Jackson Nunn ...
Jail Inmate (uncredited)
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Bartender (uncredited)
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Bartender (uncredited)
Peacoe Reilly ...
Club Punk Rocker (uncredited)
Kyle Shepard ...
Curly Blonde Club Punk (uncredited)
Jason Shoemaker ...
Student (uncredited)
Sandy Slicker ...
Extra (uncredited)
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Priest (uncredited)
Matt Veltri ...
Bell Hop (uncredited)

Directed by

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Rawson Marshall Thurber

Written by

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Rawson Marshall Thurber ... (screenplay)
 
Michael Chabon ... (novel)

Produced by

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Omar Amanat ... executive producer
Deborah Aquila ... co-producer
Steffen Aumueller ... associate producer (as Steffen Aumüller)
Thor Benander ... producer
Peter Chiarelli ... executive producer (as Pete Chiarelli)
Claus Clausen ... executive producer
Vicki Dee Rock ... executive producer
Marina Grasic ... executive producer
Jan Korbelin ... executive producer
Peter Kostense ... executive producer
Khristina Kravas ... co-producer
Michael London ... producer
Jason Christopher Mercer ... producer (as Jason Mercer)
Bruna Papandrea ... executive producer
Glenn M. Stewart ... associate producer (as Glenn Stewart)
Rawson Marshall Thurber ... producer
Ramez Tomeh ... Managing Director
John Woldenberg ... executive producer
Gary Hamilton ... producer (uncredited)

Music by

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Theodore Shapiro

Cinematography by

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Michael Barrett ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Barbara Tulliver

Editorial Department

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Ian Blume ... first assistant editor
Jeff Cossaboom ... post-production intern
Doug Delaney ... digital intermediate colorist
Gabriel Diaz ... post-production assistant
Steve Jacks ... editing intern
Matthew W. Johnson ... iq artist: Post Logic Studios
Jason Ruitenbach ... digital restoration
Betsy Solorzano ... digital intermediate producer
David Townsend ... post-production coordinator
Benjamin Wiser ... post-production assistant
Anthony Motta ... telecine assistant (uncredited)

Casting By

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Deborah Aquila
Jennifer L. Smith
Tricia Wood

Production Design by

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Maher Ahmad

Art Direction by

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Gary Kosko

Set Decoration by

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Bryony Foster

Costume Design by

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Wendy Chuck

Makeup Department

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Kate Biscoe ... makeup department head
Jeannee Josefczyk ... key makeup artist
Karen Lovell ... key hair stylist
Rosalee Riggle ... hair department head

Production Management

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Nancy Kirhoffer ... post-production supervisor
Leeann Stonebreaker ... unit production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Lillian Awa ... second second assistant director
Eric Sherman ... second assistant director

Art Department

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Timothy Barnhill ... set dresser
Paul Bucciarelli ... on-set dresser
Robert Buncher ... key greensman
Francine Byrne ... art department coordinator
Darien N. D'Alfonso ... scenic artist
Bill Dalzell ... set dresser
Eileen Garrigan ... charge scenic
Thomas J. Garrigan ... assistant property master
Jim Heastings ... carpenter
Smith Harper Hutchings ... buyer
Kenneth J. Kellers ... leadman
Lara Lampenfield ... painter
Lauri Mancuso ... scenic artist
Mike Matesic ... Construction Gang Boss
Tyler Morgan ... art department assistant
Mary O'Brien ... stand-by scenic
Buster Pile ... construction coordinator
Gregory Puchalski ... painter
Michael G. Richer ... construction foreman
Andrew M. Siegel ... property master

Sound Department

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Kami Asgar ... supervising sound editor
Joseph R. Branca ... apprentice sound editor
Anita Cannella ... foley artist
Carlos Delarios ... re-recording mixer
Jim Emswiller ... sound mixer
Scott G.G. Haller ... supervising dialog editor
Amy Kane ... foley artist
John Marquis ... sound effects supervisor
Sean McCormack ... supervising sound editor
Robert Nichols II ... sound recordist
Jacob Riehle ... assistant sound editor
Mamie Stein ... sound utility
Tim Tuchrello ... sound editor
Gregory H. Watkins ... re-recording mixer
Peter Gleaves ... adr mixer (uncredited)
Allen Hartz ... dialogue editor (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Jim Heastings ... special effects technician
Matt Vogel ... special effects coordinator

Visual Effects by

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Joseph Francis ... visual effects supervisor

Stunts

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Michael Ahl ... stunt driver
Greg Anthony ... stunt double
Brian Avery ... utility stunts
Johnny Becker ... stunt driver
Jeff Brockton ... assistant stunt coordinator / stunt double: Peter Sarsgaard
Richard Bucher ... stunt double
Karen Carbone ... stunts
Robert Cole ... stunt driver
Geoffrey Dowell ... stunt performer
Sean Graham ... stunts
Pete Klein ... stunts
Chad Knorr ... stunt driver
Bill Leaman ... stunt driver
Buck McDancer ... stunt coordinator
Jason Silvis ... utility stunts
Justin Sundquist ... stunt double

Camera and Electrical Department

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Bruce Birmelin ... still photographer
Kevin Brady ... electrician
Kevin C. Brady ... electrician
Jarrett Buba ... electrician
Matthew Bulleri ... grip
Brian 'Buzz' Buzzelli ... dolly grip
Jorgen Christenen ... set lighting
John Codi ... additional grip
Chad Djubek ... electrician
Bart Flaherty ... key grip
Matthew J. Fridg ... electrician
Brad Garris ... additional grip
John Kairis ... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Sherman Leeper ... video assist
John S. Moyer ... camera operator: "a" camera / steadicam operator
Sean Murray ... electrician
Dale Myrand ... camera operator: "b" camera
Jean-Pierre Nutini ... rigging gaffer
John 'JOC' O'Connell ... camera production assistant
Brian S. Osmond ... additional camera operator
Deborra Bergmark Peelor ... pre rigging electrician
Justin Pelissero ... best boy rigging electric
David Pipik ... electrician
Brian Powers ... electrician
Amanda Rotzler ... camera trainee
Terry Shirk ... electrician
Doug Stanczak ... key video assist operator
Nick Tallo ... grip
Jeff Vandermolen ... best boy electric
Rick A. West ... gaffer
Nick Zinobile ... additional grip

Casting Department

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Donna Belajac ... casting: Pittsburgh (as Donna M. Belajac)
Samantha Finkler Brainerd ... casting associate (as Samantha Finkler)
Melissa Mittereder ... casting assistant
Nancy Mosser ... extras casting director
Katie Shenot ... extras casting associate
Erin Toner ... casting associate

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Adam Dunhoff ... wardrobe intern
Celina Ferencz ... wardrobe assistant
Andrew Huntley II ... wardrobe intern
Catherine Riley ... costumer
Faye Sevilla ... costume supervisor
Cammi Upton ... wardrobe intern

Location Management

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Stephanie Bertoni ... location assistant
Cory Cope ... assistant location manager
Stephen Hough ... assistant location manager
Travis Johnston ... location production assistant
James A. Mahathey ... location manager
Peter Martorano ... location manager
Matthew M. McCloskey ... location assistant

Music Department

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Chris Bacon ... orchestrator (as Chris P. Bacon)
Bryan Carrigan ... digital score recordist
John Finklea ... music editor
Chris Fogel ... music scoring mixer
Christian Hand ... music supervisor
Julie Pearce ... additional music editor
Randall Poster ... music consultant
Robert Puff ... music preparation
Stuart Michael Thomas ... orchestrator

Script and Continuity Department

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Marion Tumen ... script supervisor

Transportation Department

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Byron Roland ... driver: production van
Marc Scott ... transportation coordinator
Greg Viglione ... driver

Other crew

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Kate Amer ... production supervisor
Cassandra Barbour ... rights and clearances
Elizabeth A. Bergman ... post-production accountant
Rik Billock ... stand-in (Nick Nolte)
Natalie Bloomer ... production assistant
David Boyle ... head of business and legal affairs: Groundswell Productions
Craig T. Brown ... production assistant
John C. Bryan III ... trainer: golf
Ray Cervenak ... security captain
Katie Clarke ... production accountant
Paula Collins ... craft service
Emma Cooper ... unit publicist
Jon Dieringer ... accounting clerk (as Jonathan Dieringer)
Sean Eisele ... set production assistant
Juliana Farrell ... production executive
Larry Geyer ... assistant production coordinator
Elizabeth Grave ... assistant: Mr. London
Paula Gregg ... key craft service
Virginia M. Herdman ... key nurse
Jerry Hughes ... epk
John W. Iwanonkiw ... stand-in (uncredited)
Eric Johnson ... trainer: golf
Cynthia Kim ... assistant: Ms. Papandrea
Beth Koshinski ... first assistant accountant
Curtis McCormick ... epk sound
Dominic Mecchia ... assistant: Mr. Thurber
Julie Moffa ... production assistant
Tim Monich ... dialect coach
Walter E. Myal ... set production assistant
Lauren Newhouse ... production secretary
Adam Nietupski ... production office intern
Timothy Papciak ... production assistant
Henry Posner ... technical consultant: train
Laura Sevier ... rights and clearances
Michelle Skaneski ... production assistant
Lauren Spartano ... stand in: Sienna Miller
Sharon Steinhauser ... business and legal affairs
Judy Strazzera ... payroll accountant
Vickie Toner ... production coordinator
Dana Wilkey ... product placement

Thanks

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John August ... the filmmakers wish to thank
Philip Boyd ... the filmmakers wish to thank
Michael Chabon ... very special thanks
Anna Dobkin ... the filmmakers wish to thank
Ed Dunlap ... the filmmakers wish to thank
Todd Eckert ... the filmmakers wish to thank
Jason Kirker ... the filmmakers wish to thank
Alan Kukovich ... the filmmakers wish to thank
Jeff Nathanson ... the filmmakers wish to thank
Jack Nolan ... the filmmakers wish to thank
Paul Quattrone ... the filmmakers wish to thank
Lorene Scafaria ... the filmmakers wish to thank
Sean Sebastian ... the filmmakers wish to thank
Ayelet Waldman ... thanks

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Pittsburgh, coming of age in the 1980s. At the beginning of June, Art Beckstein calls this the last summer of his life - after which he'll work as a stock broker. Art's father is the city's mob boss, steering Art's life, judging his choices. At a party, Art sees Jane, smart, blond, lovely. They meet; she has a boyfriend. The next day, Cleveland, the boyfriend, pulls Art from work and the summer of adventures begins. Cleveland lives close to the edge; he's explosive, with hints of problems with local thugs. The triangle of friendship gets complicated when Cleveland disappears for a couple weeks. Can Art sort out his feelings as well as help Cleveland? Where does his father fit in this? Written by

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Taglines Sometimes life leads you to the most mysterious places. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Ein verhängnisvoller Sommer (Germany)
  • Los misterios de Pittsburgh (Spain)
  • Usina de Sonhos (Brazil)
  • Les mystères de Pittsburgh (Canada, French title)
  • Мистерии в Питсбърг (Bulgaria, Bulgarian title)
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Runtime
  • 95 min
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Box Office

Opening Weekend United States $32,783, 12 Apr 2009

Did You Know?

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Trivia Max Minghella was originally attached to play Art but dropped out due to school commitments. See more »
Goofs When Art and Phlox are fighting after his first meeting with Cleveland, she says that it is past midnight. But when Art puts his hand to his face, you can see his watch is showing 8:15 as the time. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Miss March/Race to Witch Mountain/Sunshine Cleaning (2009). See more »
Soundtracks June See more »
Quotes Jane Bellwether: And what does he do? What does your father do?
Art Bechstein: He manipulates Swiss bank accounts with money that comes from numbers, whores, protection, and cigarette smuggling.
Jane Bellwether: Really?
Art Bechstein: No, he's in finance.
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