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People suffer largely unnoticed while the rest of the world goes about its business. This is a documentary exploration of the mythic beauty of the Golden Gate Bridge, the most popular... See more »

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Eric Geleynse ...
Himself - San Francisco, CA
Chris Brown ...
Himself - San Francisco, CA
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Herself - San Raphael, CA
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Herself - Gene's Friend, South San Francisco, CA
Gene Sprague ...
Himself - Born December 11, 1969
Elizabeth 'Lisa' Smith ...
Herself - Born September 27, 1959
Rachel Marker ...
Herself - Lisa's Mother, Healdsburg, CA
Tara Harrell ...
Herself - Lisa's Sister, Healdsburg, CA
Lyle Smith ...
Himself - Lisa's Brother, San Jose, CA
Dave Williams ...
Himself - Gene's Friend, Covina, CA
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Herself - Lisa's Assisted Living Coordinator, Corte Madre, CA
Wally Manikow ...
Himself - Philip's Parent, Midlothian, VA
Mary Manikow ...
Herself - Philip's Parent, Midlothian, VA
Matt Rossi ...
Himself - Gene's Friend, Concord, CA
Jen Rossi ...
Herself - Gene's Friend, Concord, CA
Philip Manikow ...
Himself - Born February 8, 1982
Steve Meronek ...
Himself - San Francisco, CA
Keith Glenn ...
Himself - San Francisco, CA
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Himself - Pittsburgh, PA
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Himself - San Francisco, CA
Pat Hines ...
Himself - Kevin's Father, San Francisco, CA
Gordon Smith ...
Himself - David's Roomate, San Francisco, CA
David Paige ...
Himself - Born June 21, 1954
Shelley Albar ...
Herself - David's Friend, Oakland, CA
James 'Jim' Singer ...
Himself - Born August 13, 1948
Ginny Matthews ...
Herself - Jim's Friend, Sebastopol, CA
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
John Snowden ...
Lloyd Spencer

Directed by

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Eric Steel

Written by

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Tad Friend ... (inspired by article "Jumpers")

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Alison Palmer Bourke ... executive producer
Evan Shapiro ... executive producer
Eric Steel ... producer
Jessica Wolfson ... associate producer: IFC

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Alex Heffes

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Peter McCandless ... director of photography

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Sabine Krayenbühl

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Sarah Harbin ... assistant editor
Scot Olive ... colorist (as Scott Olive)
Yvette Shin ... assistant editor

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Beau J. Genot ... post-production supervisor

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Oscar Troitiño ... props uk (uncredited)

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Margaret Crimmins ... sound designer
Greg Smith ... sound designer
Tony Volante ... sound mixer

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Ian Jopson ... graphic design
Chris Ko ... title animation
Marian Lipow ... title design
Earl Stoner ... title design

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Arthur Aravena ... gaffer
Marissa Aroy ... digital camera operator (as Marissa Arroy)
Jay Burch ... digital camera operator
Rich Cascio ... digital camera operator (as Richard Cascio)
Daniel Cavey ... digital camera operator
Darren Chestnut ... digital camera operator
Evan Eames ... digital camera operator
Nick Francis ... digital camera operator
Simone Grudzen ... digital camera operator
Richard Gunderman ... assistant camera operator: 35mm (as J. Richard Gunderman)
Sarah Harbin ... digital camera operator
Harry Lewis ... provider: DigiBeta cameras and lenses (as Lee Utterbach)
Victoria Mauleon ... digital camera operator
Brian Relph ... digital camera operator
Arno Salters ... digital camera operator
Peter B. Smith ... additional lighting technician
Eric Steel ... digital camera operator
Maria Stoian ... digital camera operator
Clarence Ting ... digital camera operator

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Jim Black ... music supervisor
Christopher Covert ... music supervisor
Mark Johns ... soloist: guitar and dulcimer
Andy Richards ... score mixer

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Jacqueline Eckhouse ... production legal services: Sloss Law Office
Richard Marks ... production legal services: Greenberg Traurig
Richard Patel ... senior psychiatric services (as Dr. Richard Patel)
Anne Reingold ... public relations: HL Group
Jeffrey Scott ... production legal services: Greenberg Traurig
Hamilton South ... public relations: HL Group
Richard Waters ... source: still photographs
Charles Whelan ... production insurance agent

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Shelley Albar ... very special thanks
Jeffrey Anderson ... thanks
Erin Aries ... thanks
Mel Blaustein ... very special thanks (as Dr. Mel Blaustein)
Chris Brown ... very special thanks
Patricia Burke ... this film was made possible by the generous support and priceless encouragement of
Hollis Carbo ... thanks
Jamie Carbo ... thanks
Mark Congress ... very special thanks
Lorilea Cowin ... very special thanks
John Gregory Cox ... very special thanks
Rob Craven ... thanks
Ronald Deponte ... very special thanks
Catherine Diener-Farrell ... thanks
Harold Faulkner ... very special thanks
Anne Fleming ... very special thanks (as Dr. Anne Fleming)
Eric Geleynse ... very special thanks
Brian Gibson ... very special thanks
Susan Ginwalla ... very special thanks
Keith Glenn ... very special thanks
Thayer Allison Gowdy ... very special thanks
Micah Green ... thanks
Bette-Ann Gwathmey ... this film was made possible by the generous support and priceless encouragement of
Charles Gwathmey ... this film was made possible by the generous support and priceless encouragement of
Tara Harrell ... very special thanks
Erin Heidenreich ... thanks
Kevin Hines ... very special thanks
Pat Hines ... very special thanks (as Patrick Hines)
Ken Holmes ... thanks
Alison Hotchkiss ... very special thanks
Christina Koelling ... very special thanks
Dina Kuperstock ... thanks
Matthew Laskowski ... thanks
Cait Lynch ... very special thanks
Diane Malek ... very special thanks
Mary Manikow ... very special thanks
Wally Manikow ... very special thanks
Rachel Marker ... very special thanks
Ginny Matthews ... very special thanks
Marcia McGuire ... very special thanks
Steve Meronek ... very special thanks
Eve Meyer ... thanks
Ron Meyer ... this film was made possible by the generous support and priceless encouragement of
Zaydoon Munir ... thanks
Thomas Murray ... very special thanks
Stephen Nishimura ... very special thanks (as Dr. Stephen Nishimura)
Dana O'Keefe ... thanks
Mona Okada ... thanks
Robert Okin ... thanks (as Dr. Robert Okin)
Dale Paige ... very special thanks
Pam Patel ... very special thanks
Richard Patel ... thanks (as Dr. Richard Patel)
Diane Pfoertner ... very special thanks
Gunnar Pietralla ... very special thanks
Jeff Plunkett ... very special thanks
Julie Powell ... thanks
Carolyn Pressley ... very special thanks
Stephen Proctor ... very special thanks
Zora Rasmussen ... very special thanks
Amy Robinson ... thanks
Sharon Ross ... very special thanks
Jen Rossi ... very special thanks (as Jennifer Rossi)
Matt Rossi ... very special thanks (as Matthew Rossi)
Martin Rubinstein ... very special thanks
Paul Schnetlage ... very special thanks
Richard Seiden ... very special thanks
Vicki Shiba ... very special thanks
Douglas Shoemaker ... thanks
Gordon Smith ... very special thanks
Lyle Smith ... very special thanks
Jeffrey Soukup ... thanks
Daniel Steinman ... thanks
Sheryl Strong ... very special thanks
Kathy Waller ... thanks
Ginny Walters ... thanks
Richard Waters ... very special thanks (as Rich Waters)
Sean Welch ... thanks
Dave Williams ... very special thanks
Troy Williams ... thanks
Wendell Williams ... thanks
Tobias Barrington Wolff ... thanks (as Tobias Wolff)
Crew believed to be complete

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Plot Summary

People suffer largely unnoticed while the rest of the world goes about its business. This is a documentary exploration of the mythic beauty of the Golden Gate Bridge, the most popular suicide destination in the world, and those drawn by its call. Steel and his crew filmed the bridge during daylight hours from two separate locations for all of 2004, recording most of the two dozen deaths in that year (and preventing several others). They also taped interviews with friends, families and witnesses, who recount in sorrowful detail stories of struggles with depression, substance abuse and mental illness. Raises questions about suicide, mental illness and civic responsibility as well as the filmmaker's relationship to his fraught and complicated material. Written by G. Leggat

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Taglines Be afraid of what lies beneath... See more »
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Also Known As
  • Most samobójców (Poland)
  • The Bridge - Il ponte dei suicidi (Italy)
  • A Ponte (Brazil)
  • I gefyra (Greece)
  • A Ponte (Portugal)
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  • 94 min
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Budget $25,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia Steel interviewed relatives of the suicide victims, not informing them that he had footage of their loved ones' deaths. Later, he claimed that "the family members now, at this point, have seen the film, [and are] glad that they participated in it." See more »
Movie Connections Referenced in Goodbye and Good Luck (2007). See more »
Quotes [Last lines]
Caroline Pressley - Gene's Friend, South San Francisco, CA: I don't know why people kill themselves. And yet, it's a small step to empathize... to say... well, because I think we all experience moments of despair. That, ah, it would be so much easier not to do this anymore. But for most of us, the sun comes out, and then "Oh well, Tomorrow is another day". Why he chose the Bridge? I don't know. Maybe there was a certain amount of release from pain, by pain. Maybe he just wanted to fly one time.
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