Poster

Love & Mercy ()


Reference View | Change View


In the 1960s, Beach Boys leader Brian Wilson struggles with emerging psychosis as he attempts to craft his avant-garde pop masterpiece. In the 1980s, he is a broken, confused man under the... See more »

Director:
Awards:
  • Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 20 wins & 55 nominations.
  • See more »
Reviews:

Photos and Videos

Complete, Cast awaiting verification

Edit
...
Brian - Past
...
Brian - Future
...
Melinda Ledbetter
...
Dr. Eugene Landy
...
Mike Love
...
Dennis Wilson
...
Carl Wilson
...
Al Jardine
...
Marilyn Wilson
...
Murry Wilson
...
Audree Wilson
...
Bruce Johnston
Mark Linett ...
Chuck Britz
...
Hal Blaine
Gary Griffin ...
Al De Lory
Teresa Cowles ...
Carol Kaye
Vince Meghrouni ...
Woodwind / Brass Player
...
Tony Asher
...
Van Dyke Parks
...
Gloria
...
Doug
...
Rob
...
Sarah
...
Cadillac Colleague
...
Hipster #1
...
Hipster #2
...
Evan
...
Process Server
Oliver Pohlad ...
Young Brian
Larry Greenfield ...
Violin #2
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
...
Dancer
...
Himself (uncredited)
Chuck Britz ...
Himself (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
James Crosby ...
Surfing Extra (uncredited)
Paige Diaz ...
Hipster Girlfriend (uncredited)
Gretchen Duerksen ...
Diane Rovell (uncredited)
Mandy Faura ...
Ashley (Pool Party Jumper) (uncredited)
...
Landy's Girlfriend (uncredited)
...
Fan Girl (uncredited)
...
Cadillac Maintenance Man (uncredited)
Jessie Holland ...
Model (uncredited)
...
Brian Wilson Present (uncredited)
...
Brenda (uncredited)
...
Beach Bikini Girl (uncredited)
Kirstin Masters ...
Beach Bunny (uncredited)
...
Flirty Girl at Pool Party (uncredited)
...
Actor (uncredited)
Alan Mueting ...
Airline passenger (uncredited)
...
Marilyn's Friend (uncredited)
...
Classic Car Driver (uncredited)
...
Phil Spector (uncredited)
Mark Strohman ...
Brian Wilson Look Alike (uncredited)
...
Rosemary (uncredited)
...
Cadillac Customer (uncredited)
...
Himself (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
...
Himself (uncredited)
...
Himself (uncredited)
...
Hippy / Doper (uncredited)

Directed by

Edit
Bill Pohlad

Written by

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

Produced by

Edit
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

Edit
Atticus Ross

Cinematography by

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

Film Editing by

Edit
Dino Jonsäter

Editorial Department

Edit
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 ... digital intermediate colorist
Lucie Barbier ... drs artist (uncredited)
Dave Pultz ... color timer (uncredited)

Casting By

Edit
Kerry Barden
Paul Schnee

Production Design by

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

Art Direction by

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

Set Decoration by

Edit
Maggie Martin

Costume Design by

Edit
Danny Glicker

Makeup Department

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

Production Management

Edit
Gerry Robert Byrne ... post-production supervisor
Alex G. Scott ... production supervisor
Michael J. Zampino ... production supervisor: additional photography

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

Edit
Jeffrey J. Dashnaw ... second unit director
Robert E. Kay ... second assistant director
David K. Riebel ... second second assistant director
Thomas Patrick Smith ... first assistant director
Cecilia Sweatman ... second second assistant director

Art Department

Edit
Paul S. Anderson ... set dresser
Isidoro Avila ... set dresser
Peter Beck ... storyboard artist
Richard J. Bell ... greens coordinator
Gregory Byrne ... set dresser
Amina Allean Dieye ... set decorating buyer
Paul Ford ... set dresser
Donald S. Foster ... lead person: additional photography / leadman: re-shoot
Robert Fure ... set dresser
Penelope Franco Gilmore ... set dresser: day player (as Penelope Franco)
Linda Herrera ... set dresser
Richard W. Jones ... on-set greensman
Ellen Lampl ... graphic artist
Michelle Marchesseault ... art pa
Michael V. Maurice ... set dresser
Michelle Millay ... key sculptor
Candice Muriedas ... art department coordinator
Julien Pougnier ... assistant art director
Erin E. Riegel ... art department production assistant
Aaron Rodriguez ... camera scenic (as Aaron G. Rodriguez)
Eric Rood ... set dresser
Lee Ross ... camera scenic artist
Bradley Rubin ... assistant art director
Brenden Salmon ... assistant property master
Cheryl Gould Strang ... leadman (as Cheryl Gould)
Gaylene West ... assistant property master

Sound Department

Edit
Mark Agostino ... music playback
Josh Berger ... assistant re-recording mixer
Patrick Christensen ... adr mixer
Marko A. Costanzo ... foley artist
Rene Defrancesch ... sound utility
Robert Dehn ... sound studio manager
Ian Gaffney-Rosenfeld ... assistant re-recording mixer
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

Edit
Anthony Simonaitis ... special effects coordinator

Visual Effects by

Edit
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

Edit
Jeffrey J. Dashnaw ... stunt coordinator
Heidi Moneymaker ... stunt double: Elizabeth Banks

Camera and Electrical Department

Edit
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
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 ... camera loader
John Vecchio ... gaffer
Dustin VonLossberg ... grip (as Dustin Vonlossberg)
Sam Wayman ... lighting technician

Casting Department

Edit
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

Edit
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

Edit
Joe Bettencourt ... location coordinator
Robert Foulkes ... location scout
Peter Gluck ... location scout
Patrick L. Kornegay ... location assistant
Jun C. Lin ... key assistant location manager
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

Edit
Christine Bergren ... music clearance / music legal
Nick Chuba ... recording assistant (as Nicholas Chuba)
Kirk Hellie ... additional guitar
Paul Katz ... music consultant
Mark Linett ... consultant: technical engineering studio consultant
Dustin Mosley ... recording assistant
Michael Patterson ... score mix
Gary Raymond ... Pro Tools Music Playback
Nicholas Renbeck ... music editor
Atticus Ross ... engineer / score producer
Leopold Ross ... engineer / score: score collaboration
Peter Rotter ... music contractor
Darian Sahanaja ... music coach: for Mr Dano / supervising music consultant
Claudia Sarne ... keyboards / vocals
Doug Trantow ... music scoring mixer

Transportation Department

Edit
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

Other crew

Edit
Hani Abaza ... dancer
Nadeem Ashayer ... key set production assistant
Sahar Bibiyan ... adr voice
Teddy Blanks ... title designer
Malika R. Cohen ... assistant: Mr. Cusack
Dennis Davidson ... producer's representative
Felicity Donarski ... controller: River Road Entertainment
Claire Doré ... dog trainer
Jillian Gilbert ... accounting assistant
Peter D. Graves ... Executive Marketing Consultant
Ashley Greyson ... marketing
Samantha Hatch ... onset production assistant
Jill Hess ... production assistant (2014)
Elizabeth Himelstein ... dialect coach: John Cusack
Grace Illingworth ... production assistant
Rudy Jansen ... cast assistant: Paul Giamatti
Trevor Johann ... office production assistant
Meti Kusari ... craft service
Carl Lammi ... production assistant
Erica Levy ... Post Production Coordinator
Pearl Lieberman ... archival researcher
David Marnell ... production assistant
Sam Messe ... set production assistant
Blake Nabavi ... assistant production coordinator
Brian Nailing ... cook
Michael Neipris ... co-marine coordinator
Jonathan Paley ... Stand in Paul Dano/John Cusack
Sam Patton ... cast assistant
Scott Peterson ... script supervisor
Thaddeus Pollard ... production intern
Carlo Pratto ... production accountant
Margaret Reville ... production assistant
Tiffany Romero ... payroll accountant
Erin Sahlstrom ... production coordinator
K.C. Schrimpl ... production assistant
Dee Schuka ... post production accountant
Connor Sheetz ... production assistant
Laurie Stewart ... office production assistant
Bryan Sundstrom ... script supervisor: additional photgraphy
Daniel Tartre ... medic: construction/rigging
Derek Taylor ... production assistant
Kim Thio ... paramedic
Derek Thomason ... production assistant
David Umamoto ... accounting clerk
Stan Umamoto ... payroll accountant
Bernadette Valer ... first assistant accountant
Bob Wasserman ... archival research assistant
Alex Wheeler ... production assistant
Doug Willen ... nutritionist to paul dano
Ross Williams ... production assistant
Christa Zofcin Workman ... EVP/Head of Business & Legal Affairs (as Christa Zofcin)
Alex L. Worman ... unit publicist
Cynthia Young ... accounting clerk

Thanks

Edit
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
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
Warren Zavala ... special thanks

Production Companies

Edit

Distributors

Edit

Special Effects

Edit

Other Companies

Edit

Storyline

Edit
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)

Plot Keywords
Taglines The Life, Love and Genius of Brian Wilson See more »
Genres
Parents Guide View content advisory »
Certification

Additional Details

Edit
Also Known As
  • Love & Mercy - La vie, la passion et le génie de Brian Wilson (Canada, French title)
  • Szeretet és köszönet (Hungary)
  • Amor y piedad: La historia de Brian Wilson (Argentina)
  • Любов и милосърдие (Bulgaria, Bulgarian title)
  • Любовь и милосердие (Russia)
  • See more »
Runtime
  • 121 min
Official Sites
Country
Language
Color
Aspect Ratio
Sound Mix
Filming Locations

Box Office

Budget $10,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $2,122,177, 07 Jun 2015

Did You Know?

Edit
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.
See more »

Contribute to This Page