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In the 60s, Beach Boys leader Brian Wilson struggles with emerging psychosis as he attempts to craft his avant-garde pop masterpiece. In the 80s, he is a broken, confused man under the 24-hour watch of shady therapist Dr. Eugene Landy.

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Brian - Past
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Brian - Future
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Melinda Ledbetter
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Dr. Eugene Landy
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Mike Love
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Dennis Wilson
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Carl Wilson
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Al Jardine
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Marilyn Wilson
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Murry Wilson
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Audree Wilson
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Bruce Johnston
Mark Linett ...
Chuck Britz
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Hal Blaine
Gary Griffin ...
Al De Lory
Teresa Cowles ...
Carol Kaye
Vince Meghrouni ...
Woodwind / Brass Player
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Tony Asher
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Van Dyke Parks
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Gloria
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Doug
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Rob
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Sarah
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Cadillac Colleague
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Hipster #1
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Hipster #2
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Evan
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Process Server
Oliver Pohlad ...
Young Brian
Christopher Reccardi ...
Wrecking Crew Musician
Robert Matsuda ...
Wrecking Crew Musician
Willie Aron ...
Wrecking Crew Musician
Larry Greenfield ...
Wrecking Crew Musician
Rob Laufer ...
Wrecking Crew Musician
Michele Forest ...
Wrecking Crew Musician
Cameron Stone ...
Wrecking Crew Musician
David Crozier ...
Wrecking Crew Musician
John Krovoza ...
Wrecking Crew Musician
John Petring ...
Wrecking Crew Musician
Alan Busteed ...
Wrecking Crew Musician
Carl Byron ...
Wrecking Crew Musician
Todd Jaeger ...
Wrecking Crew Musician
Jim Laspesa ...
Wrecking Crew Musician (as James Laspesa)
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Dancer
Tricia Davern ...
Dancer
Misha Hamilton ...
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Dancer (as Erica Kiehl Jenkins)
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Dancer
Haylee Roderick ...
Dancer
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Self (uncredited)
Chuck Britz ...
Self (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
James Crosby ...
Surfing Extra (uncredited)
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Hipster Girlfriend (uncredited)
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Concert Attendee (uncredited)
Gretchen Duerksen ...
Diane Rovell (uncredited)
Mandy Faura ...
Ashley (Pool Party Jumper) (uncredited)
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Landy's Girlfriend (uncredited)
Dani Gregorio ...
Fan Girl (uncredited)
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Cadillac Maintenance Man (uncredited)
Jessie Holland ...
Model (uncredited)
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Brian Wilson Present (uncredited)
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Brenda (uncredited)
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Beach Bikini Girl (uncredited)
Kirstin Masters ...
Beach Bunny (uncredited)
Drew Morris ...
Actor (uncredited)
Alan Mueting ...
Airline Passenger (uncredited)
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Marilyn's Friend (uncredited)
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Classic Car Driver (uncredited)
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Phil Spector (uncredited)
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Officer Hoffman (uncredited)
Mark Strohman ...
Brian Wilson Look Alike (uncredited)
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Rosemary (uncredited)
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Cadillac Customer (uncredited)
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Self (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Self (uncredited)
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Self (uncredited)
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Hippy / Doper (uncredited)

Directed by

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Bill Pohlad

Written by

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Oren Moverman ... (written by) and
Michael A. Lerner ... (written by) (as Michael Alan Lerner)
 
Brian Wilson ... (based on the life of)

Produced by

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Andrew Golov ... production executive
Jim Lefkowitz ... executive producer
Oren Moverman ... executive producer
Bill Pohlad ... producer
Claire Rudnick Polstein ... producer
Ann Ruark ... executive producer
John Wells ... producer

Music by

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Atticus Ross

Cinematography by

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Robert D. Yeoman ... director of photography (as Robert Yeoman)

Film Editing by

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Dino Jonsäter

Editorial Department

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Ryan Bennett ... head of production: Digital Intermediate
Alice Corcoran ... post-production coordinator
John Diesso ... digital intermediate conform editor
Giovanni DiGiorgio ... digital intermediate assistant
Jeremy Edwards ... assistant editor
Jason Esquivel ... dailies producer
Ben Estrada ... colorist: dailies
Vanessa Galvez ... visual effects producer
Tom Gehring ... digital intermediate assistant
Ulysses Guidotti ... first assistant editor
Thomas Kuo ... dailies scanner
Ken Lebre ... senior dailies producer
Philippe Majdalani ... digital intermediate producer
Christopher McDonald ... dailies operator
Nick Monton ... head of production: Company 3, New York
Christine Park ... assistant editor
Tom Poole ... senior colorist
Lucie Barbier ... drs artist (uncredited)
Pete Conlin ... post production (uncredited)
Heather Goodwillie ... post production (uncredited)
Jonathan Hoffman ... post production (uncredited)
Ewelina Nietupska ... color assist (uncredited)
Dave Pultz ... color timer (uncredited)

Casting By

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Kerry Barden
Paul Schnee

Production Design by

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Keith P. Cunningham ... (as Keith Cunningham)

Art Direction by

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Andrew Max Cahn
Luke Freeborn ... (additional photography)

Set Decoration by

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Maggie Martin

Costume Design by

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Danny Glicker

Makeup Department

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Alessandro Bertolazzi ... department head: make-up
Jenny Brown ... makeup artist: additional photography
Becky Cotton ... makeup artist: additional photography
Cyndra Dunn ... department head: hair
Linda D. Flowers ... hair stylist: additional photography (as Linda Flowers)
Tony Gardner ... makeup effects designer
Zoe Hay ... key make-up artist / makeup department head: additional photography
Rolf John Keppler ... make-up artist (as Rolf Keppler)
Frances Mathias ... hair department head: additional photography
Richard Redlefsen ... prosthetic makeup artist
Martin Samuel ... department head: hair
Lauran Upshaw ... hair stylist (as Lauren Upshaw)
Karen Zanki ... hair stylist
Victor Del Castillo ... assistant makeup artist (uncredited)
Ursula Hawks ... additional hair stylist (uncredited)
Sandra Saad ... makeup artist (uncredited)

Production Management

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Gerry Robert Byrne ... post-production supervisor
Ann Ruark ... unit production manager
Alex G. Scott ... production supervisor
Michael J. Zampino ... production supervisor: additional photography

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Jeff Dashnaw ... second unit director
Robert E. Kay ... second assistant director
David K. Riebel ... second second assistant director (as David Riebel)
Thomas Patrick Smith ... first assistant director
Cecilia Sweatman ... second second assistant director

Art Department

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Paul S. Anderson ... set dresser
Isidoro Avila ... set dresser
Jason Bean ... on-set dresser
Peter Beck ... storyboard artist
Richard J. Bell ... greensman
Cliff Berns ... painter (as Cliff D. Berns)
Gregory Byrne ... set dresser
Alex Carrillo ... propmaker
Donn Cross ... lead scenic painter
Dave DeGaetano ... construction coordinator
Mike Degaetano ... propmaker
Amina Allean Dieye ... set dressing buyer (as Amina Dieye)
Paul Ford ... set dresser
Donald S. Foster ... lead person: additional photography / leadman: re-shoot
Robert Fure ... set dresser
Rickie Gee ... laborer (as Rick Gee)
Penelope Franco Gilmore ... set dresser: day player (as Penelope Franco)
John Hill ... labor foreman
Richard W. Jones ... standby greens (as Rick Jones)
Ellen Lampl ... graphic artist
Michelle Marchesseault ... art pa
Michael V. Maurice ... set dresser
Gary McMahon ... painter
Michelle Millay ... key sculptor
Candice Muriedas ... art department coordinator
Jason Olson ... gang boss
Julien Pougnier ... assistant art director
Erin E. Riegel ... art department production assistant
Seth Rigamat ... propmaker
Steven Rigamat ... general foreman
Russell Robertson ... set dresser
Eric Rood ... set dresser
Lee Ross ... camera scenic
Bradley Rubin ... assistant art director
Brenden Salmon ... assistant props
Cheryl Gould Strang ... leadman (as Cheryl Strang)
Jim Stubblefield ... co-property master
Gaylene West ... assistant props
Daniel Wrobel ... set dressing office assistant
Linda Michelle Zogleman ... set dresser (as Linda Herrera)
Aaron Rodriguez ... camera scenic (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Mark Agostino ... music playback
Josh Berger ... assistant re-recording mixer
Patrick Christensen ... adr mixer
Marko A. Costanzo ... foley artist
Ian Cymore ... assistant re-recording mixer (as Ian Gaffney-Rosenfeld)
Rene Defrancesch ... sound utility
Robert Dehn ... sound studio manager
Eugene Gearty ... re-recording mixer / sound designer
Lionel Guenoun ... teaser re-recording mixer
Sean Heissinger ... adr mixer
Ruth Hernandez ... adr editor
Robert Jackson ... boom operator
Chris Jenkins ... re-recording mixer
Aurélien Mauro ... sound technician: french dubbing
Samuel Miille ... assistant sound editor
Eric Potter ... sound effects recording mixer
Nicholas Renbeck ... supervising sound editor
Steve F.B. Smith ... sound consultant: Dolby
Matt Sobel ... sound intern
Paul Stula ... epk sound mixer
Edward Tise ... sound mixer
Steven Visscher ... supervising foley editor
Mark Wilkening ... adr mixer

Special Effects by

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Anthony Simonaitis ... special effects coordinator

Visual Effects by

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Andrew J. Bly ... visual effects executive producer / visual effects executive producer: The Molecule
Thompson Conradi ... compositor
Audra Coulombe ... associate visual effects producer
Matt DiNardo ... compositor
Luke DiTommaso ... visual effects supervisor / visual effects supervisor: The Molecule
Charlotta Forssman ... visual effects producer
Mark Scott Friedman ... compositing supervisor
Emily Griswold ... compositor
Chris Healer ... visual effects executive producer / visual effects supervisor: The Molecule
Henry Jean ... compositor
Henry Langstraat ... visual effects producer
Jeffrey Lee ... compositor
Gabriel Leingang ... associate visual effects producer
Austin Meyers ... compositing supervisor / senior compositor
Victoria Penzes ... compositor
Matthew T. Perry ... compositor / digital compositor
Fabio Pires ... compositor
Kenneth Polonski ... 3d supervisor / cg supervisor: the molecule
Joshua Sacavage ... visual effects coordinator
Rick Shick ... digital compositor / senior compositor
Aniela Sidorska ... visual effects editor / visual effects producer
Chad Sikora ... animation supervisor
Anthony Simpson ... compositor
Jonathan Skabla ... senior compositor / senior digital compositor
Patcharaorn Thavornwatanayong ... 3d artist
Jung Um ... compositor
Selim Yang ... compositor

Stunts

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Jeff Dashnaw ... stunt coordinator
Steve M. Davison ... utility stunts (as Steve Davison)
Tracy Keehn-Dashnaw ... stunt performer (as Tracy Dashnaw)
Heidi Moneymaker ... stunt performer
Jonathon Paley ... stunt performer
Tim Rigby ... stunt performer (as Timothy Rigby)
Charelle Smith ... stunt performer

Camera and Electrical Department

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Andrew Aguilar ... dolly grip
Kevin Barrera ... rigging electric gang boss
Richard Boyle ... best boy grip (as Rick Boyle)
Sebastian Bueno ... grip rigger
Bruce Carothers ... grip
Joseph Dianda ... key grip (as Joey Dianda)
François Duhamel ... still photographer
Pedro Guimaraes ... underwater assistant camera
Chris Haarhoff ... camera operator / steadicam operator
Casey Hotchkiss ... b camera operator
Nick Infield ... first assistant camera
Willow Jenkins ... video assist
Michael Kennedy ... set lighting technician
William J. McDevitt ... grip (as Bill McDevitt)
David Melhorn ... rigging electric
Matthew Thomas Moles ... key rigging grip (as Matt Moles)
Craig Molsberry ... best boy electric
Ian Myron ... rigging elect
Ben Noftzger ... second assistant camera: plate unit
Oliver Ponce ... b camera second assistant
Doug Price ... second assistant camera
Jose Santiago ... grip (as Jose A. Santiago)
Robert Settlemire ... underwater camera operator
Patrick Sheetz ... best boy rigging grip (as Pat Sheetz)
Jim Thibo ... b camera second assistant (as James Thibo)
Noah Thomson ... second assistant camera (as Noah H. Thomson)
Henry Tirl ... steadicam operator (as Henry Tir)
Diana Ulzheimer ... film loader
John Vecchio ... gaffer
Dustin VonLossberg ... grip (as Dustin Vonlossberg)
Sam Wayman ... lighting technician

Casting Department

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Sande Alessi ... extras casting
Kristan Berona ... extras casting assistant
Rich Delia ... casting associate
Allison Estrin ... casting associate
Dann Fink ... adr voice casting
Joey Montenarello ... casting assistant
Adam Richards ... casting assistant
Roya Semnanian ... casting assistant
Mike Passine ... extras casting (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Annalisa Adams ... assistant costume designer
Charlene Amateau ... costume supervisor
Zoya Bergam ... cutter (as Zora Bergam) / fitter (as Zora Bergam)
Craig Anthony Cook ... on set costumer
Jessica Dalager ... costumer
Yen Do ... on set costumer
Erin Fisher ... key costumer
Eric Shane Johnson ... costumer (as Eric Johnson)
Caroline Patterson ... costumer
Danny Vick ... costumer
Daria Wilson ... costume department intern
Melissa Yanda ... costume production assistant
Steven Zimbelman ... costumer

Location Management

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Joe Bettencourt ... location coordinator
Robert Foulkes ... location scout
Peter Gluck ... location scout
Patrick L. Kornegay ... location assistant
Jun C. Lin ... assistant location manager (as Jun Lin)
Carter Schmitt ... location scout
Jim Small ... assistant location manager
Jack R. Tate ... assistant location manager
Boyd Wilson ... location manager
Dawson Warner ... location scout (uncredited)

Music Department

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Willie Aron ... musician: guitar #1
Christine Bergren ... music clearance / music legal
Alan Busteed ... musician: viola
Carl Byron ... musician: accordion
Nick Chuba ... recording assistant (as Nicholas Chuba)
David Crozier ... musician: reeds
Michele Forest ... musician: oboe/English horn
Larry Greenfield ... musician: violin #2
Kirk Hellie ... additional guitar / score musician: additional guitar (as Kirk Helli)
Todd Jaeger ... musician: organ/percussion/6 string bass/theremin
Paul Katz ... music consultant
John Krovoza ... musician: cello #2
Jim Laspesa ... musician: percussion/finger cymbals/kettle drum (as James Laspesa)
Rob Laufer ... musician: guitar #2/percussion
Mark Linett ... consultant: technical engineering studio consultant
Robert Matsuda ... musician: violin #1
Dustin Mosley ... recording assistant
Michael Patterson ... score mix
John Petring ... musician: French horn/trumpet
Gary Raymond ... Pro Tools Music Playback
Chris Reccardi ... musician: upright bass (as Christopher Reccardi)
Nicholas Renbeck ... music editor
Atticus Ross ... engineer / score producer
Leopold Ross ... engineer / score: score collaboration
Peter Rotter ... music contractor
Darian Sahanaja ... music coach: Mr. Dano / supervising music consultant
Claudia Sarne ... score musician: keyboards / vocals
Cameron Stone ... musician: cello #1
Doug Trantow ... music scoring mixer
Dustin Mosley ... synthesizer programming: score (uncredited)

Script and Continuity Department

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Scott Peterson ... script supervisor
Bryan Sundstrom ... script supervisor: additional photography

Transportation Department

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David Becerra ... transportation co-captain
Robert K. Johnson ... picture car coordinator
Neil Marshall ... picture car coordinator
Domingo Nazara ... driver
Frank Porras ... driver
Kenny Searle ... transportation coordinator

Additional Crew

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Rashied Aljuwani ... assistant craft service
Natalia Anderson ... assistant: to Ms. Banks
Charles Archembeau ... set production assistant: additional photography (as Charles J. Archambeau)
Nadeem Ashayer ... set production assistant
Joe Bettencourt ... staff assistant (as Joseph Bettencourt)
Sahar Bibiyan ... adr voice
Teddy Blanks ... title designer
Jonathan D. Brandon ... staff assistant
Camille Campbell ... assistant: Mr. Horwits
Elizabeth Chassie ... animal trainer
Malika R. Cohen ... assistant: to Mr. Cusack (as Malika Cohen)
Dennis Davidson ... producer's representative
Felicity Donarski ... controller: River Road Entertainment
Claire Doré ... dog trainer
Trevor Freed ... office production assistant
Fernando Fregoso ... cook
Jillian Gilbert ... accounting assistant
Hallie Golov ... set production assistant
Peter D. Graves ... Executive Marketing Consultant
Ashley Greyson ... marketing
Tessie Groff ... assistant: to Ms. Rudnick Polstein
Alice Gledhill Hall ... press: international
Ned Haspel ... Executive Vice President: John Wells Productions
Elizabeth Himelstein ... dialect coach
Grace Illingworth ... set production assistant
Rudy Jansen ... cast assistant
Trevor Johann ... office production assistant
Kristian Kobe ... German publicist
Michelle Komray ... chef: additional photography
Meti Kusari ... craft service
Carl Lammi ... production assistant
Chelsea Lawrence ... office production assistant: additional photography
Erica Levy ... Post Production Coordinator
Pearl Lieberman ... archival researcher
Ezra Lunel ... Office Production Assistant
David Marnell ... set production assistant
Jolynn Martin ... assistant: to Mr. Pohlad
Sam Messe ... set production assistant: additional photography
Blake Nabavi ... assistant production coordinator
Brian Nailing ... chef
Michael Neipris ... co-marine coordinator
Kristin Nomura ... Assistant Post Production Accountant
Jeff Overfield ... set production assistant: additional photography
Sam Patton ... cast assistant
Thaddeus Pollard ... production intern
Charlie Portillo ... cook
Carlo Pratto ... production accountant
Matt Quezada ... assistant: to Mr. Pohlad
Matty Ralston ... production assistant
Allan Recinos ... office production assistant
Santos Rodriguez ... cook: additional photography
Tiffany Romero ... payroll accountant
Mark Rowen ... epk
Erin Sahlstrom ... production coordinator (as Erin Lee Sahlstorm)
Rafael Sanz ... set production assistant: additional photography (as Rafa Sanz)
Benjamin Sax ... set production assistant
K.C. Schrimpl ... staff assistant
Dee Schuka ... post production accountant
Connor Sheetz ... set production assistant: additional photography
Laurie Stewart ... office production assistant
Daniel Tartre ... construction medic
Tremor Temchin ... cast assistant
Kim Thio ... medic
Lloyd Thomas ... chef: additional photography
David Umamoto ... accounting clerk
Stan Umamoto ... payroll accountant
Bernadette Valer ... first assistant accountant
Bob Wasserman ... archival research assistant
Doug Willen ... nutritionist (as Dr. Doug Willen)
Michelle Woodward ... chef
Christa Zofcin Workman ... EVP/Head of Business & Legal Affairs (as Christa Zofcin)
Kenny Wormald ... choreographer
Alex L. Worman ... unit publicist
Cynthia Young ... accounting clerk
Samantha Hatch ... onset production assistant (uncredited)
Jill Hess ... production assistant (uncredited)
Margaret Reville ... production assistant (uncredited)
Derek Taylor ... production assistant (uncredited)
Derek Thomason ... production assistant (uncredited)
Alex Wheeler ... production assistant (uncredited)
Ross Williams ... production assistant (uncredited)

Thanks

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Mara Buxbaum ... the director wishes to thank
Rob Dohan ... the producers wish to thank
Lance Freed ... the producers wish to thank
Dave Grove ... the producers wish to thank
Sarah Hammer ... the producers wish to thank
Rick Hess ... the director wishes to thank
Lawrence Inglee ... the producers wish to thank
Derek Levisohn ... the producers wish to thank
Bryan Lourd ... the director wishes to thank
Lawrence Malchose ... the producers wish to thank
Mike Mosallam ... the producers wish to thank
Suzanne Moss ... the producers wish to thank
Bob Pohlad ... the director wishes to thank
Jim Pohlad ... the director wishes to thank
Blake Rogers ... the producers wish to thank
Sara Serlen ... special thanks
Debbie Shair ... the producers wish to thank
Jean Sievers ... the producers wish to thank
Candace Stewart ... the producers wish to thank
Roeg Sutherland ... the director wishes to thank
Patrick Wachsberger ... the director wishes to thank
Brian Wilson ... the director wishes to thank: for their trust and support (as Melinda and Brian) / the producers wish to thank: for his incredible music and inspirational life
Melinda Wilson ... the director wishes to thank: for their trust and support (as Melinda and Brian)
Bev Wood ... the producers wish to thank

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Brian Wilson is the creative soul of The Beach Boys, but he paid a heavy price for his talent. That especially shows during his peak artistic years in the 1960s, as his inner demons and obsessions trying to please his abusive father drive him to a mental breakdown that would plague him for years. In the 1980s, with Brian barely functional under the domination of the unscrupulous Dr. Landy, Brian meets and falls in love with Melinda Ledbetter. As their relationship grows, she observes Brian's crippling subservience to the abusive psychotherapist with growing alarm. Ultimately, she must take action with a love willing to stand up to oppression she cannot ignore. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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Taglines The Life, Love and Genius of Brian Wilson See more »
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Also Known As
  • Love & Mercy, la véritable histoire de Brian Wilson des Beach Boys (France)
  • Love & Mercy - La vie, la passion et le génie de Brian Wilson (Canada, French title)
  • Amor y piedad: La historia de Brian Wilson (Argentina)
  • Любов и милосърдие (Bulgaria, Bulgarian title)
  • Любовь и милосердие (Russia)
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  • 121 min
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Budget $10,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $2,122,177, 07 Jun 2015

Did You Know?

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Trivia The real Wilson reported having a mild dissociative experience while watching the film. He started to believe that Paul Giamatti was the actual Eugene Landy and felt "absolutely in fear" for several minutes. See more »
Goofs Contrary to what is shown, the recording for "Good Vibrations" began during the making of "Pet Sounds", not after. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in John Cusack/Chita Rivera/Ricky Martin (2015). See more »
Soundtracks Surfin' U.S.A. See more »
Crazy Credits First, there's concert footage of the recent Brian Wilson, himself, singing "Love & Mercy", and then at the very end there is audio of a brief recreated studio recording of Good Vibrations, with '60s Brian leading the dialogue. See more »
Quotes Brian Future: I want you to leave, but I don't want you to leave me.
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