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Dallas Buyers Club ()


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In 1985 Dallas, electrician and hustler Ron Woodroof works around the system to help AIDS patients get the medication they need after he is diagnosed with the disease.

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Ron Woodroof
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Eve
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Rayon
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Dr. Sevard
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Tucker
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Richard Barkley
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David Wayne
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Dr. Vass
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T.J.
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Nurse Frazin
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Denise (as Deneen D. Tyler)
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Clint
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Hispanic Orderly
Noelle Wilcox ...
Kelly
Bradford Cox ...
Sunny
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Michael
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Larry
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Freddie
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Rayon's Father (as James Dumont)
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Francine Suskind
Don Brady ...
Tucker's Father
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Effeminate Man
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Judge
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Border Agent
Rachel Wulff ...
News Anchor
Neeona Neal ...
Stripper
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Mr. Yamata
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Rick Ferris (as John Tabler)
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Dr. Hiroshi
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FDA Customs Agent
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Ian
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Rog
David Lichtenstein ...
Cop
Craig Borten ...
Quicksilver Cowboy
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Gay Cowboy
Arthur Smith ...
Rodeo Announcer
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Chris Angerdina ...
Hospital Patient (uncredited)
Joseph Blackstone ...
Bar Cowboy (uncredited)
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Rodeo Cowboy (uncredited)
Heather Ashley Boyd ...
Waitress (uncredited)
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Rayons Friend (uncredited)
Edward J. Clare ...
Member of the Board (uncredited)
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CDC Representative (uncredited)
JJ Coker ...
Dr. Rob Covelman (uncredited)
Ross P. Cook ...
Oil Field Worker (uncredited)
Robert D'Arensbourg ...
Doctor (uncredited)
Steven J. Daniels ...
US custom agent (uncredited)
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Shirtless Bartender (uncredited)
Josh Duffy ...
Buyer (uncredited)
Adam Dunn ...
Neddie Jay (uncredited)
Bryan Dunn ...
HI / V Patient (uncredited)
Sarah Eilts ...
Ron's Hooker (uncredited)
Lily Virginia Filson ...
Dancer (uncredited)
Chance Fitzgerald ...
Paramedic (uncredited)
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Airport Traveler (uncredited)
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The Girl With The Snake Tattoo (uncredited)
Gene Kevin Hames Jr. ...
Gambler (uncredited)
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Hospital Board Member (uncredited)
Jeanine Hill ...
Rodeo Girl (uncredited)
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Carol (uncredited)
Charles Hunt ...
Patron (uncredited)
Jacquelyn Twodat Jackson ...
Airport passenger (uncredited)
Mark Joyce ...
Doctor (uncredited)
Gabriel Kissinger ...
Bleach Blonde Bar Dancer (uncredited)
Cynthia LeBlanc ...
Bank Receptionist (uncredited)
Elton LeBlanc ...
Restaurant Patron (uncredited)
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Hotel Receptionist (uncredited)
A.J. Leitell ...
Corn Street Vendor (Mexico) (uncredited)
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Rodeo Girl (uncredited)
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Little Girl of Family #2 (uncredited)
Steven Meadows ...
Drug Customer (uncredited)
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Medic (uncredited)
Clint Michael Naquin ...
News Crew (uncredited)
Amy O'Bryant ...
Amy-Ron's Assistant (uncredited)
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Airport Traveler (uncredited)
James Ourso ...
Concerned Citizen (uncredited)
Catherine Kim Poon ...
Japanese Visitor (uncredited)
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Bartender (uncredited)
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Board Member (uncredited)
Ryan Daniel Rodriguez ...
Airport Traveler (uncredited)
Robert Segari ...
Doctor (uncredited)
Logan Douglas Smith ...
Dr. Meyer (uncredited)
Michael David Smith ...
Drug Buyer (uncredited)
Joshua Tran ...
Paramedic (uncredited)
Tre Tureaud ...
HIV Patient (uncredited)
Joseph Uzzell ...
Steak House Waiter (uncredited)
Bob Walker ...
Doctor (uncredited)
John Wettermark ...
Hospital Board Member (uncredited)
Treasure White ...
Child Aids Patients (uncredited)
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Hospital Receptionist (uncredited)
Jesse Yarborough ...
Rodeo Spectator (uncredited)
Frank Young ...
Himself (uncredited) (archiveFootage)

Directed by

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Jean-Marc Vallée

Written by

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Craig Borten ... (written by) &
Melisa Wallack ... (written by)

Produced by

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Robbie Brenner ... producer
David L. Bushell ... executive producer (as David Bushell)
Nicolas Chartier ... executive producer
Parry Creedon ... co-producer
Cassian Elwes ... executive producer
Zev Foreman ... executive producer
Logan Levy ... executive producer
Joe Newcomb ... executive producer
Tony Notargiacomo ... executive producer
Nathan Ross ... executive producer
Michael Sledd ... co-producer
Holly Wiersma ... executive producer
Rachel Winter ... producer

Cinematography by

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Yves Bélanger ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Martin Pensa
Jean-Marc Vallée ... (as John Mac McMurphy)

Editorial Department

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Marc Boucrot ... supervising digital colorist: Film Factory
Alexis Cadorette-Vigneau ... technical supervisor: Film Factory (as Alexis Cadorette Vigneau)
Marc Cote ... post-production producer: Fake Studio (as Marc Côté)
Mathieu Demers ... on-line editor: Fake Studio
Philippe Desrosiers ... on-line assistant editor: Fake Studio
Emily Gan ... assistant editor (as Emily Gant)
Mélissa Gouin-Lachance ... digital cinema management: Fake Studio
Arthur Montreuil ... lab color timer: Vision Globale
Jean-François Raynaud ... post-production office coordinator: Fake Studio
Louis-Philippe Rochon ... post-production producer: Fake Studio
Dominique Séguin ... post-production producer: Fake Studio
Jennifer Braddock ... dailies operator (uncredited) / nextLAB operator (uncredited)
David B. Hall ... dailies supervisor (uncredited)

Casting By

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Kerry Barden
Rich Delia
Paul Schnee

Production Design by

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John Paino

Art Direction by

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Javiera Varas

Set Decoration by

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Robert Covelman

Costume Design by

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Kurt and Bart

Makeup Department

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Melanie Deforrest ... key makeup artist
Adruitha Lee ... department head hair stylist
Robin Mathews ... department head makeup artist
Kat Percy ... key hair stylist
Annie Jalbert ... wig maker (uncredited)
Erica Kyker ... makeup artist (uncredited)
Courtney Lether ... makeup artist (uncredited)
Erin Moreau ... assistant hair stylist (uncredited)
Thomas Terhaar ... hair stylist (uncredited)

Production Management

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Parry Creedon ... production supervisor
Michael Sledd ... unit production manager
Pierre Thériault ... post-production supervisor
Josh Rappaport ... post-production manager: Focus Features (uncredited)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Urs Hirschbiegel ... first assistant director
Kevin Lum ... second second assistant director
Mark C. Stevens ... second assistant director (as Mark Stevens)

Art Department

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Angela Boulet ... property assistant
Ed Burcham ... set dresser (as Duane E. Burcham)
Gus Coto ... leadman
Zachary Dickerson ... set dresser
Michael D. Fitzgerald ... set dresser (as Mike Fitzgerald)
Jordan Gurren ... property assistant
Roger Johnson ... graphic designer
Jessica Lee ... art department coordinator
Jordan Lightner ... on-set dresser
Scot Middleton ... construction coordinator
Kyle S. Plowden ... set dresser (as Kyle Plowden)
Tracy Plunkett ... paint foreman (as Tracye A. Plunkett)
David Porretto ... construction foreman
Ellis Powell ... set dresser
Sonda L. Rowland ... lead scenic (as Sonda Rowland Rotolo)
Selina van den Brink ... set decoration buyer
Andrew Wert ... property master (as Andy Wert)
Hunter Wert ... assistant property master
Shamsher Bains ... art department intern (uncredited)
Christine Rings ... art department intern (uncredited)
Mark Seiler ... set dresser (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Amanda Ayres ... adr engineer: Los Angeles
Rachelle Bergeron ... dialogue transcription
Jo Caron ... foley recording engineer
Paul Lucien Col ... first assistant sound editor (as Paul Col) / foley editor (as Paul Col)
Rene Coronado ... additional sound recording / loop group recording engineer: Dallas
Gavin Fernandes ... sound re-recording engineer
Anton Fischlin ... sound design and effects editor
Samuel Gagnon-Thibodeau ... assistant sound editor
Louis Gignac ... sound re-recording engineer
Jerry Gilbert ... adr engineer: Baton Rouge
Dick Hansen ... production sound mixer
Marie-Christine Hébert ... assistant foley artist
Pierre Laroche ... assistant re-recording engineer
Travis MacKay ... adr engineer: Los Angeles
Simon Meilleur ... foley artist
Marie-Lou Morin ... sound studio coordinator
Mireille Morin ... adr editor
Martin Pinsonnault ... sound design and effects editor / sound supervisor
Claire Pochon ... dialogue editor
Jean-Philippe Savard ... sound technical supervisor
Leonard Suwalski ... boom operator (as Lenny Suwalski)
Billy Theriot ... adr engineer: New Orleans
Cydney Tucker ... adr session coordinator: New Orleans
Bertrand Duranleau ... assistant foley artist (uncredited)
Roy Machado ... adr mixer (uncredited)
Paul Stula ... additional sound mixer-epk (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Katie Riggs ... special effects coordinator

Visual Effects by

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Jonathan Brayer ... compositor: Fake Studio
Marc Cote ... visual effects supervisor: FAKE Digital Entertainment (as Marc Côté)
Daniel Coupal ... senior compositor: FAKE Digital Entertainment
Nicolas Gamache ... compositor: E3
Greg Kaufman ... compositor: Fake Studio
Heston Labbe ... cg supervisor: Fake Studio (as Heston L'Abbé)
Nathalie Lanthier ... visual effects coordinator: FAKE Digital Entertainment
Martin Leduc ... visual effects supervisor: E3
Petru Luchianic ... systems administrator: Fake Digital Entertainment
Julien Maisonneuve ... visual effects producer: Fake Studio
Claudio Raffaelli ... cg artist: Fake Studio
Annick Rivest ... visual effects coordinator: E3
Cynthia Mourou ... visual effects producer (uncredited)

Stunts

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Rudy Barnes ... stunts
Hunter Carter ... stunts
Tommy Goodwin ... assistant stunt coordinator / stunt double: Matthew McConaughey
Bill Harper ... stunts
Colt Kitaif ... stunts
Gary L. Schuler ... stunts (as Gary Schuler)
Alex Terzieff ... stunt coordinator
Chris Bryant ... stunts (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Richard Ball ... key grip
Sidney Brisco ... gaffer
Jose Figueroa-Baez ... second assistant camera
Luciano Flores ... best boy grip
Anne Marie Fox ... still photographer
Renaldo Jackson ... gaffer
Luis Lopez DeVictoria ... camera operator
Nicolas Marion ... first assistant camera
Paul Rahfield ... digital loader (as Paul Rahfield Jr.)
Zac Sleeth ... lighting technician (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Justin Coulter ... extras casting
Allison Estrin ... casting associate: New York
Tracy Kilpatrick ... casting: New Orleans
Adam Richards ... casting assistant: Los Angeles

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Linda Gardar ... costume supervisor
Jennifer Kamrath ... key set costumer
Mollie Middleditch ... additional costumer (as Mollie Gates)
Branden Watson ... key cutter/fitter (uncredited)

Location Management

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Les Arceneaux ... assistant location manager
Kenneth Lass Jr. ... location assistant (as Kenneth Lass)
Leonard Reynolds ... location manager
Leslie Richard ... location assistant (as Lesli Richard)
Charlie French ... locations (uncredited)

Music Department

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Lucie Bourgouin ... music licensing: Permission
Bob Bowen ... music consultant
Nick Murray ... composer: Trailer Music (uncredited)
Michael Wickstrom ... music clearance executive (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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Michael Borreson ... driver (as Mike Borreson)
Richard Brown ... picture car coordinator
John C. Chaney ... driver (as John Chaney)
Deanna Lane Davis ... transportation dispatcher (as Deanna Davis)
Richard A. Davis ... transportation captain (as Rick Davis)
Jerome M. Edwards ... driver
Peter Gondrella ... driver (as Peter J. Gondrella Jr.)
Uldean 'Deanie' Hawkins ... driver (as Deanie Hawkins)
Travis Hux ... transportation captain
D.J. Junot ... driver
A. Welch Lambeth ... transportation coordinator (as Welch Lambeth)
Marvin Lewis ... driver
Vaschon May ... driver
Jerome Perkins ... driver
Robert Spitelera ... driver
Judson Vanmeter ... driver (as Judson VanMeter)
William Varnado ... driver

Other crew

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Katie Aboudou ... craft service assistant
Diana Ascher ... post production accountant: Trevanna Post
Kim Bailey ... assistant: Mr. Cassian Elwes
John Bails ... executive in charge of production financing: Film Production Capital
Molly Bannan ... production assistant
Kristen Blaum ... production assistant
Lisa M. Calhoun ... assistant: Mr. Jean-Marc Vallée (as Lisa Calhoun)
Maxime Camirand ... assistant: Natali Film
Naomie-Kathleen Cherry ... administrator: Fake Studio
Alessandro Chimento ... production assistant
Wendy Cohen ... product placement
Mario Corriveau ... post accountant: Fake Studio
John R.C. Davis ... production coordinator
Angel De La Vina ... production assistant
Derek DiBiagio ... assistant: Matthew McConaughey (as Derek Di Biagio)
Brian Evans ... production accountant
Samuel Foster ... set production assistant
Will French ... executive in charge of production financing: Film Production Capital
Daphne A. Guichard ... set medic (as Daphne Guichard)
Andre Herrera ... production assistant
Ceilidh Knight ... production assistant
Charlotte Lancaster ... assistant craft service: The Lake House Catering
John Landers ... key craft service
Kevin McKeon ... assistant: Ms. Robbie Brenner
Mona Medawar ... script supervisor
Jeanmarie Murphy-Burke ... unit publicist (as Jeanmarie Murphy)
Ian D. Navran ... assistant production coordinator (as Ian Navran)
James Nimmers ... key set production assistant
Mary Anne Olinsky ... production assistant (as Maryann Olinsky)
Brandon Park ... assistant: Ms. Holly Wiersma
Blake Phillips ... head chef
Dan Popa ... additional footage: Natali Film
Stephen Roberts ... executive in charge of production financing: Film Production Capital
Leonard A. Roth Jr. ... assistant chef
Peter J. Silbermann ... publicity consultant (as Peter Silbermann)
Catalina Stanculescu ... accountant: Fake Studio
Lindsey Terrebonne ... production assistant
Sara Vahabi ... Publicity consultants
Kolie Wegner ... first assistant accountant
Daryl Wilsford ... payroll accountant
Brooke Arata ... production assistant (uncredited)
Brianna Brown ... International Distribution (uncredited)
Lindsay M. Carr ... production assistant (uncredited)
Carol A. Compton ... script clearance (uncredited)
Christian de Gallegos ... international distribution (uncredited)
Karen Fried ... publicist (uncredited)
Henry Frost ... stand-in (uncredited)
Roger Goff ... legal services (uncredited)
Kerry Kelly Gridley ... stand in: Jennifer Garner (uncredited)
Kevin Hoiseth ... international distribution (uncredited) / marketing (uncredited)
Katie Katz ... International Marketing & Publicity (uncredited)
Emory Maginnis ... Insurance Broker (uncredited)
Callie Martin ... additional office production assistant (uncredited)
Alessandro Masi ... marketing & distribution (uncredited)
Misty McClure ... set production assistant (uncredited)
Ross Miller ... insurance broker (uncredited)
John J. Moers ... additional documentary footage (uncredited)
Eric Price ... background action (uncredited)
Skylar A. Wilman ... insurance broker (uncredited)

Thanks

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Dreanna Belden ... special thanks
Greg Bernstein ... very special thanks
Darla Bianchi ... very special thanks
Marc Bolan ... special thanks
Yvette Caroll ... very special thanks
David Dairymple ... special thanks
Anthony W. De Fries ... very special thanks: De Fries Law Offices
Avram Finklestein ... special thanks
Arne Robert Frazin ... in memory of: 1951-1995
Morgan Davis Gieringer ... special thanks: UNT Archive
Ken Halsband ... very special thanks
W. David Hardy ... very special thanks (as W. David Hardy M.D.)
Dan Keston ... very special thanks (as Daniel Keston)
Michael D. Klein ... very special thanks (as Michael D. Klein P.E.)
Laura Lewis ... very special thanks
Susan Malsbury ... special thanks: NYPL Manuscripts and Archives Division
Carol Mueller ... special thanks
Bill Orchard ... special thanks
Larry J. Pike ... very special thanks: De Fries Law Offices (as Larry J. Pike Esq)
Marissa Posada ... special thanks
Judy Reeves ... special thanks: Gulf Coast Archive and Museum of LGBT History
Zachary Richardson ... special thanks
Aaron Sanor ... very special thanks
Leslie Shatz ... very special thanks
Peter J. Silbermann ... very special thanks (as Peter Silbermann)
Jerome Sims ... special thanks: Dallas Morning News
Peter Staley ... very special thanks
Sharon Steinhauser ... very special thanks
Daniel Steinman ... very special thanks (as Dan Steinman)
Roeg Sutherland ... very special thanks
Carrie Terraccino ... super very special thank you (as Carrie T.)
Hannah Thiboeadux ... special thanks: LSU Bridle Open Rodeo
Jim Toth ... very special thanks
Pascal Vaguelsy ... very special thanks
Christos Voutsinas ... very special thanks (as Cristos Voutsinas)
Rich Wandel ... special thanks: LGBT National History Archive
Michael Whalen ... very special thanks
Terence Winter ... very special thanks
Sharon Woodroof ... very special thanks
Bijan Zadeh ... special thanks
Crew believed to be complete

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Dallas 1985. Electrician and sometimes rodeo bull rider Ron Woodroof lives hard, which includes heavy smoking, drinking, drug use (primarily cocaine) and casual sex. He is racist and homophobic. While in the hospital on a work related injury, the doctors discover and inform him that he is HIV+, and that he will most-likely die within thirty days. Ron is initially in angry denial that he would have a disease that only "faggots" have, but upon quick reflection comes to the realization that the diagnosis is probably true. He begins to read whatever research is available about the disease, which at this time seems to be most effectively treated by the drug AZT. AZT, however, is only in the clinical trials stage within the US. Incredulous that he, as a dying man, cannot pay for any drug which may save or at least prolong his life, he goes searching for it by whatever means possible. It eventually leads him to Mexico and a "Dr." Vass, an American physician whose license was revoked in the US because of his AIDS related work against US regulations. Dr. Vass leads Ron to a cocktail of other drugs, some vitamins, he believes are more effective in treating the symptoms, since the virus, as Ron learns, will always be in the system of those who have been exposed to it. Ron begins to smuggle these drugs not approved by the FDA into the US, not only for his own use but for sale to other HIV+ persons. In this venture, he goes into an unlikely partnership with a HIV+ transgender woman named Rayon, who he met in the hospital and who has greater contact with AIDS patients through the gay community. As they try to work both above ground to get the meds to those that need them and underground to avoid detection by especially the FDA, Ron comes up with an idea to circumvent the fact of selling the drugs - which are not considered drugs yet since they are not FDA approved - directly to the HIV+ population, which then should should not be against the law. Richard Barkley and Dr. Sevard, the FDA's lead man on the file and one of Ron's doctors respectively, the latter who sees clinical trials as the only way to determine the efficacy of drugs despite the fact that Ron and others would have probably died already without these drugs, try to stop Ron and Rayon at every turn. Caught in the middle is Dr. Eve Saks, another of Ron's doctors, who understands why policies are in place, but who can sympathize with Ron, Rayon and others - all her patients, directly or indirectly - in their situation. Written by Huggo

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Also Known As
  • The Dallas Buyers Club (United States, English title)
  • Dalaso klubas (Lithuania)
  • Mo'adon ha'lakokhot shel Dallas (Israel, Hebrew title)
  • Poslovni klub Dalas (Serbia)
  • Dallas Buyers Club: El club de los desahuciados (Argentina)
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Runtime
  • 117 min
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Box Office

Budget $5,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $260,865, 03 Nov 2013
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $55,198,285

Did You Know?

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Trivia The film's budget was so low that the makeup budget was $250. The film's artists were able to work with that, and the film's Makeup and Hairstyling won an Oscar. See more »
Goofs In Ron's motel office, he has a poster on the wall behind his chair of a Lamborghini Aventador, which was released in 2011. Roughly 25 years after the scene was supposed to have taken place. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Episode #22.24 (2013). See more »
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Quotes Ron Woodroof: Let me give y'all a little news flash. There ain't nothin' out there can kill fuckin' Ron Woodroof in 30 days.
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