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Based on the best-selling pair of memoirs from father and son David and Nic Sheff, Beautiful Boy chronicles the heartbreaking and inspiring experience of survival, relapse and recovery in a family coping with addiction over many years.

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  • Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 9 wins & 27 nominations.
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David Sheff
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Karen Barbour
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Nic Sheff (12 Years Old)
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Daisy Sheff
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Jasper Sheff
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Nic Sheff
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Annie Goldblum
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Vince
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Julia
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Julia's Mother
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Dr. Brown
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Diane
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Nic Sheff (5 Years Old)
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Kid (as Brandon Cinfuegos)
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Kid
Mandeiya Flory ...
Kid
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Flight Attendant
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Nurse @ Bellevue
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Airline Attendant
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Vicki
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Spencer
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Speaker @ 12 Step Meeting
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Nic Sheff (8 yrs old)
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Minister
Justin Townes Earle ...
Wedding Guest
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Father @ Graduation
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Principal @ Graduation
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Lauren
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Gack
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EMT
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Meeting Leader
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Rose
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Smileyman (uncredited)
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Haight-Ashbury Pedestrian (uncredited)
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Rolling Stone editor (uncredited)
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Driver (uncredited)
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Recovering Addict (uncredited)
Arwen Boatman-Vazquez ...
School Kid Singing (uncredited)
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School Kid Singing (uncredited)
Liberty Bradford ...
Al-Anon Attendee (uncredited)
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Haight-Ashbury Local (uncredited)
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Lecturer (uncredited)
Carl Collanus ...
Family Member (uncredited)
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Skateboarder (uncredited)
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Middle School Student (uncredited)
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Big Guy's Son (uncredited)
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Rehab Patient (uncredited)
Adi Freeman ...
Entrepreneur (uncredited)
Douglas Gawoski ...
Graduation Parent (uncredited)
Sofia Guglielmelli ...
Middle School Friend (uncredited)
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Toothless Johnny (uncredited)
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Recovery Doctor (uncredited)
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Rehab Patient (uncredited)
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Big Guy (uncredited)
John Lobato ...
Driver (uncredited)
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Destiny (uncredited)
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High School Graduate (uncredited)
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Daisy Age 10 (uncredited)
Mary Lu Marr ...
Haight-Ashbury Local (uncredited)
Brett Matthews ...
Sheriff (uncredited)
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Locksmith (uncredited)
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Rocker (uncredited)
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School Teacher (uncredited)
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Nurse (uncredited)
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Graduate (uncredited)
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Hippie (uncredited)
Christina Billisi Ramos ...
Party Attendee (uncredited)
Jeff Redlick ...
Pedestrian (uncredited)
Lily Steinmetz ...
Middle School Friend (uncredited)
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Teenage Jasper (uncredited)
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Tenderloin Leopard Coat Wino (uncredited)
Jimi Wheeler ...
Drug Dealer (uncredited)

Directed by

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Felix van Groeningen ... (directed by)

Written by

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Luke Davies ... (screenplay by)
Felix van Groeningen ... (screenplay by)
 
David Sheff ... (based on the book "Beautiful Boy" by)
Nic Sheff ... (based on the book "Tweak" by)

Produced by

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Sarah Esberg ... executive producer
Dede Gardner ... producer (produced by) (p.g.a.)
Jeremy Kleiner ... producer (produced by) (p.g.a.)
Nan Morales ... executive producer
Brad Pitt ... producer (produced by) (p.g.a.)
Marsha L. Swinton ... co-producer

Cinematography by

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Ruben Impens ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Nico Leunen ... (edited by)

Editorial Department

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Hunter Clancey ... feature mastering producer
Chelsea Dinsdale ... first assistant editor
Leeza Diott ... dailies manager
Jason Dougherty ... dailies engineer
Traci Duran ... additional editing / first assistant editor
Ben Estrada ... colorist: dailies
Bernie E. Gomez ... assistant editor
Nancy Kirhoffer ... Post Production Producer
David Lebovitz ... digital intermediate editor
Ken Lebre ... senior dailies producer
David Marks ... additional editing
Terry Morrison ... dailies engineer
John Quartel ... image science
Andrey Ragozin ... assistant editor
Stephen Regnier ... location systems engineer: EC3 Dailies
Andre Rivas ... digital intermediate color assist
Alexis Ross ... dailies producer: ec3 dailies
Tim Stipan ... supervising digital colorist
David Townsend ... post-production coordinator
Arthur Tremeau ... dailies producer: EC3
John Walek ... post-production assistant
Jose Williams ... digital intermediate producer: EFilm

Casting By

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Francine Maisler

Production Design by

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Ethan Tobman

Art Direction by

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Patrick M. Sullivan Jr. ... (as Patrick Sullivan)

Set Decoration by

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Jennifer Lukehart

Costume Design by

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Emma Potter

Makeup Department

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Fríða Aradóttir ... hair department head (as Frida Aradottir)
Jennifer Bell ... hair
Melanie Birch ... assistant makeup: San Francisco
Jean Ann Black ... makeup department head (as Jean Black)
Rolf John Keppler ... makeup artist (as Rolf Keppler)
Kristen Kirchen ... assistant hair: San Francisco
Elisa Marsh ... makeup artist
Andrea Pino ... assistant makeup: San Francisco
Jennifer Tremont ... assistant hair: San Francisco
Rita Troy ... key hair
Jenny Zielon ... assistant makeup: San Francisco
Robert Mrazik ... hair stylist (uncredited)
Robert Smithson ... contact lens technician (uncredited)

Production Management

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Lindsey Cohen ... Post Production Executive
Heidi Erl ... production supervisor: San Francisco unit
Nancy Kirhoffer ... post-production supervisor
Lisa Lee ... Production Manager: Amazon Studios
Mary Ann Marino ... executive in charge of physical production
Nan Morales ... unit production manager
Julie Rapaport ... executive in charge of production
Marsha L. Swinton ... production supervisor
Jason Tobias ... post production executive: Amazon Studios

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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George Bamber ... first assistant director
Adam Cuthbert ... second assistant director
Alana Katzner ... second second assistant director
Ted Leonard ... second assistant director: San Francisco Marine Unit
Jani Vournas ... first assistant director: San Francisco Marine Unit

Art Department

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Greg Aronowitz ... sculptor
Ernie Avila ... set designer
Karen Barbour ... artwork
John Berger ... set designer
Mike Bernal ... propmaker
Brielle Blount ... props: staff assistant
Will Blount ... property master
Don Bracken ... assistant property master
Taylor LaShell Brock ... set decoration: staff assistant (as Taylor Brock)
Cliff Carothers ... location foreman
Jill Carvalho ... buyer
Aric Cheng ... set designer
Scott Edward Collins ... set dresser
Roderick Curry ... propmaker
Mike Cutler ... set dresser
Matt Davila ... standby greens
Michael Diersing ... construction coordinator (as Mike Diersing)
Brett Dulek ... plasterer
Christian Dulek ... laborer
Guy Edwards ... on-set painter
Don Elliott ... set dresser
Michele Faretta ... painter (as Michele Angelo Faretta)
Molly Hunter Flick ... art department coordinator
Melissa K. Frankel ... buyer
Dan Frey ... propmaker
Keith Haring ... artwork
Dan Harris ... propmaker
Mike Helbig ... on-set dresser: San Francisco
Hector Hernandez ... painter
Bart C. Hubenthal ... on-set dresser
Peter Hudson ... set dresser: San Francisco
Daniel McEldowney ... greens foreman (as Danny McEldowney)
Frank McEldowney ... greens
John Micheletos ... property first local technician: San Francisco
Martin Milligan ... assistant property master
Jefferson Murff ... lead person
Doreen Parker ... Artist
Eric Pelinovschi ... laborer
Vlad Pelinovschi ... toolman
Chandler Roberts ... labor foreman
Alex Scutti Jr. ... plaster foreman (as Alex Scutti)
Adee Serrao ... graphic designer
Erik Soderstrom ... set dresser
Jimmy Stannard ... art department staff assistant (as Jim Stannard)
Karen Teneyck ... graphic designer
Jeremy Turley ... paint foreman
Joel Venti ... storyboard artist
Louis Visco ... set dresser: San Francisco (as Lou Visco)
Thomas White ... construction foreman (as Tom White)

Sound Department

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Ulrika Akander ... ADR supervisor / supervising sound editor
Jeff Berlin ... stage engineer
Carles Berot ... dubbing supervisor
Brian Copenhagen ... sound utility: San Francisco
Mark DeSimone ... adr mixer
Marc Glassman ... sound effects editor
Matthew P. Hanson ... assistant sound editor
Catherine Harper ... foley artist
Michael Hertlein ... dialogue editor
Randall L. Johnson ... boom operator (as Randy L. Johnson)
Phil Lee ... mix technician
Darrin Mann ... foley mixer
Jon Michaels ... foley editor
Jason Oliver ... ADR recordist
Jeremy Peirson ... re-recording mixer
Lisa Pinero ... production sound mixer
Michael Primmer ... sound utility: San Francisco (as Mike Primmer)
Daniel Quintana ... sound utility
Katherine Rose ... foley artist (as Catherine Rose)
Cameron Steenhagen ... dialogue editor
Robert Troy ... dialogue editor
Elmo Weber ... re-recording mixer / sounddesigner / supervising sound editor

Special Effects by

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John McLeod ... special effects: San Francisco
Ryan Meinardus ... special effects technician
John Ziegler ... special effects coordinator

Visual Effects by

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Ryan Andersen ... visual effects editor
Kenneth Armstrong ... compositor
Charles Baden ... lead compositor (as Charles Baden III)
Djochoua Belovarski ... visual effects coordinator
Karina Benesh ... visual effects coordinator
Stephen Cheatum ... assistant visual effects editor: shade vfx
Chris Del Conte ... visual effects executive producer: Shade VFX
Mitchell S. Drain ... visual effects supervisor: Shade VFX
Anthony Dunifer ... compositor
Bradley Gaines ... compositor
Bryan Godwin ... Owner/Executive VFX Supervisor: Shade VFX
Kyle Gray ... compositor
Wing Kwok ... compositor
Lisa Maher ... vice president of production: Shade VFX
Travis Nelson ... compositor
Molly Pabian ... visual effects producer: Shade VFX
Matthew Ribeiro ... digital matte painter
Eric Schoellnast ... CG supervisor
Gabriel Vargas ... digital effects supervisor: Shade VFX

Stunts

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John Arbuckle ... marine unit
Steve Bourget ... marine unit
Rocky Capella ... utility stunts
Clay Cullen ... marine unit / stunt: surf double David
Mark Dobson ... rescue boat operator
Gavin Frank ... stunt: surf double Nic
Brit Horn ... marine unit
Kris Jeffrey ... rescue boat operator
Alex Krimm ... marine unit
Patrick Millin ... surf stunts: coordinator
Mark Norby ... stunt coordinator
Matt O'Conner ... marine unit
Jeff Redlick ... vehicle driver
Kelly Richardson ... stunt driver: Karen
Alexander Smith ... stunt driver: Nic
Glen Yrigoyen ... marine unit (as Glen Yrigoyn)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Josh Allen ... set electrician
Justin Aulday ... electrician: San Francisco
Jesse Austin ... set electrician
Roger Awad ... best boy electric
Dana Baker ... best boy grip
Brian Bartolini ... gaffer
Mark William Bassett ... rigging electrician: San Francisco
Jerry Bertolami ... grip
Brian Bishop ... rigging grip
Jeffrey Bordessa ... additional electrician: San Francisco
Cody Bosia ... grip: San Francisco
Sarah Brandes ... a camera second assistant
Keith Bratton ... rigging electrician: San Francisco
Greg Brezovec ... rigging electrician
Michael Ryan Burns ... electrician: San Francisco (as Mick Burns) / electrician: San Francisco
Gregory M. Childers ... grip: San Francisco (as Greg Childers)
Ian Chriss ... grip: San Francisco
Baron Coenen ... grip: San Francisco
Lonny Danler ... digital imaging technician
François Duhamel ... still photographer
Joel Galarza ... grip rigger
David Garza ... electrician: San Francisco
Jack Glenn ... grip
David Goldsmith ... video assist (as David 'Goldy' Goldsmith)
Jeff Greeley ... b camera operator
Brandon Jeffrey Harris ... rigging grip (as Brandon Harris)
Rick Harris ... rigging key grip
Gabriel Hayes ... dimmer board operator (as Gabe Hayes)
Steve Hughes ... set electrician
Richard A. Hunt ... grip: San Francisco (as Rich Hunt)
Steele Hunter ... rigging best boy grip
Brook Johnson ... grip: San Francisco
Evan Jones ... electrician: San Francisco
Aaron Kirby ... underwater second assistant camera
Jordan Lapsansky ... set electrician
Toby LeCheminant ... rigging gaffer (as Toby Le Cheminant)
Allen Liu ... grip
Johnny Madison ... set electrician
Patrick McArdle ... b camera first assistant
David William McDonald ... underwater first assistant camera (as David McDonald)
Jody Miller ... a camera operator / steadicam
Daisuke Dice Miyake ... grip
Spencer Mulcahy ... electrician: San Francisco
Natasha Mullan ... digital loader
Michael Murray ... rigging best boy
Henry Nguyen ... b camera second assistant
Shahrouz Nooshinfar ... 24 Frame Video/Computer Engineer
Orlando Orona ... grip: San Francisco
Goran Pavicevic ... director of photography: second unit
Jeff Porter ... a camera first assistant
Joel Potter ... set electrician
Nelson Saarni ... additional electrician: San Francisco
Alex Scott ... first assistant camera
Chris Shellenberger ... electrician: San Francisco
Alan Shultz ... a camera dolly grip (as Alan 'Moose' Shultz)
Parker Shultz ... grip
Jimmy Stuart ... grip: San Francisco
Les T. Tomita ... key grip
Anselimo Vargas ... rigging electrician (as Anselmo Vargas)
Bradley Everett Wilson ... camera supporter
Gill Wright ... grip: San Francisco
Peter Zuccarini ... underwater director of photography

Casting Department

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Ranjani Brow ... ADR voice casting
Nancy Hayes ... background casting: San Francisco unit / extras casting: Northern California unit
Wendy Hoffman ... ADR voice casting
Rich King ... background casting
Ashley Lambert ... ADR voice casting
Callie Ranahan ... background casting: San Francisco unit
Lauren Richer ... casting assistant
Molly Rose ... assistant: to F. Maisler
Rob Swanson ... background casting
Amber Wakefield ... casting associate

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Nancy Au ... costume supervisor (as Nancy Capper)
Taylor Bakkenson ... costume staff assistant
Andrea Cooper ... costumer: San Francisco
Valerie Emmi ... costumer: San Francisco
Michelle Fallon ... costumer: San Francisco (as Michelle Fallone)
Markus Fokken ... costumer: San Francisco
Zandra Harding ... cutter/fitter
Lori Harris ... costumer
Serena Monts ... costumer: San Francisco
Bob Moore Jr. ... costumer: Mr. Carrell's (as Bob Moore)
Lauren Morelli ... costumer
Muto-Little ... costume maker
Rachael Ohman ... costumer
Meagan Smith ... costumer: San Francisco
Angi Bell Ursetta ... costume alterations
Sara Walbridge Castro ... key costumer
Valerie White ... costumer: San Francisco

Location Management

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Laura Brown ... key assistant location manager
Ismael Castillo ... location production assistant
Darrick Chan ... assistant location manager: San Francisco
Sharlene Duale ... key assistant location manager: San Francisco
Rory Enke ... location manager: San Francisco
Christopher F. Fuentes ... key assistant location manager
Mark Gaffney ... assistant location manager
Ken Haber ... location scout
John Kiernan ... location production assistant
Simon Lake ... key assistant location manager: San Francisco
John Panzarella ... supervising location manager
JT Panzarella ... key assistant location manager
Frances Reyes-Bolinger ... assistant location manager: San Francisco
Leslie Thorson ... key location manager
Kelly Tom ... assistant location manager: San Francisco

Music Department

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Bob Bowen ... executive in charge of music
Brent Brooks ... music editor
Christoffer Franzén ... composer: trailer music
Gabe Hilfer ... music supervisor
Richie Kohan ... additional music
Orchestrate ... score performed by
Henry van Roden ... music coordinator

Script and Continuity Department

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Barry L. Caldwell ... script supervisor

Transportation Department

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Casey Boden ... driver / transportation captain
Mike Brady ... marine coordinator
Cammie Caira ... driver
Clint Curtis ... transportation captain: San Francisco
Diana Curtis ... driver: San Francisco
Clark Dolan ... driver: San Francisco
Colin Ducey ... camera car driver: San Francisco
Jennifer Dunbar ... driver: San Francisco
Billy Ray Hass ... transportation coordinator
Jennifer Henson ... driver: cast
Mark A. James ... transportation co-captain
Milton L. Jeffers ... driver: San Francisco
Nathaniel Lee Sr. ... driver
Arlene Ramirez ... D.O.T. Compliance / dispatcher (as Arelene Ramirez)
David Rhodes ... driver: San Francisco
Greg Rogers ... driver: San Francisco
Anthony R. Sacco ... driver: San Francisco (as Toni Sacco)

Other crew

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Ethan Abrams ... production assistant
Noor Ahmed ... production legal services: Reder & Feig LLP
David Allsberry ... head animal trainer
Nedda Azizian ... key second assistant accountant
Donnell Barnes ... studio teacher: San Francisco
Steev Beeson ... production accountant
Vincent Befi ... assistant production coordinator
Tyler Blomstrom-Moore ... set production assistant
Natalie Borlaug ... travel coordinator
Mark Bosia ... medic: San Francisco
Ursula Brauner ... animals provided by
Johnny Bravo ... set production assistant
Laura Brooks ... key set production assistant
Alex Byrne ... craft service assistant: San Francisco
Jules Carideo ... production coordinator
Jesse Carmona ... production assistant
Caroline Carrns ... assistant: to J. Kleiner
Oneil Carter ... accountant clerk (as O'Neil Carter)
Vinny Castellini ... office production assistant (as Vincent Castellini)
Kate Cavendish ... publicist
Zach Champagne ... production assistant (as Zachary Champagne)
James Chandler ... key craft service: San Francisco
Alan Chu ... IT/Telecom Tech: San Francisco
Mike Coleman ... medic: San Francisco
Ellora Coombs ... production staff assistant
Irineo Cornejo ... catering assistant: Mario's Catering
Holly Dellocono ... production secretary
Jennifer Freed ... post production accounting: Trevanna Post
Elise Ganz ... studio teacher: San Francisco
Julia Lloyd George ... assistant: to to D. Gardner
Bryan Gildner ... set production assistant
Susan Gill ... studio teacher: San Francisco
Jessica Gregorio ... production staff assistant
Dana Grey ... studio teacher: San Francisco
Cathy Gurvis ... post production accounting: Trevanna Post
Lon Haber ... publicist
Chip Hamilton ... production assistant
Mark Harden ... animal trainer
Rochelle Herman ... stand-in: Vicky
Ryan Hintz ... first assistant accountant
Millie Hirsch ... studio teacher
Dave Kasubowski ... craft service
Nazia Khan ... assistant: to B. Pitt
Tyler Kline ... set production assistant
Ashley Kravitz ... legal clearances: Cleared by Ashley, Inc
Kevin Maier ... stand-in: David
Alexandre Mauvernay ... set production assistant
Meara McDonald ... first assistant accountant: pre-production
Gildardo Mojica ... catering assistant: Mario's Catering
Raul Morales Jr. ... catering assistant: Mario's Catering
Tracy Moran ... set production assistant
Rachel K. Morgan ... assistant: to N. Morales & F. van Groeningen (as Rachel Morgan)
Meg Norton ... post production accounting: Trevanna Post
Kenny O'Brien ... medic: San Francisco
Christine K. O'Malley ... second assistant accountant: San Francisco
Christina Oh ... assistant: to D. Gardner
Rich Pagan ... set production assistant
Leia Parker ... 2nd Assistant Accountant
Ron Pekkala ... medic
Brennan Pickman-Thoon ... set production assistant
Sam Purdy ... set production assistant
Sam Reed ... craft service assistant: San Francisco
Ross Risley ... office production assistant
Ana Rivas ... set production assistant
Matthew Robinson ... Production Counsel
Chris Ruggiero ... stand-in: Nic
Sullivan Rutherford ... production assistant: San Francisco
Solmaz Sarhaddi ... Production Counsel
Solmaz Schmidt ... production legal services: Reder & Feig LLP
David Sheff ... consultant
Jasper Sheff ... office production assistant
Nic Sheff ... consultant
Gabby Shepard ... assistant: to J. Kleiner
Sarah Snyder ... accountant clerk
Brad Spencer ... production staff assistant
Rodney Stephens ... medic
Spooky Stevens ... unit publicist
Shannon Elizabeth Stone ... second assistant accountant
Steve Trombatore ... payroll accountant
Efrain Trujillo ... catering assistant: Mario's Catering
Francisco Trujillo ... chef: Mario's Catering
Jose Luis Trujillo ... catering assistant: Mario's Catering
Andrea Ver Meer ... dog trainer
Joan Waldman ... representative: american humane
K.L. Connie Wang ... clearances manager
Jill Wattles ... craft service assistant: San Francisco
Kevin Wehlen ... craft service assistant
Kevin Wells ... production assistant
Adam Aaron Young ... production staff assistant (as Adam Young)
David M Petersen ... post production coordinator assistant/intern: Amazon Studios (uncredited)
Kwae Rogers ... delivery coordinator: Amazon Studios (uncredited)

Thanks

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Kate Andrews-Day ... special thanks
Linda Lee Bukowski ... special thanks
Dirk Impens ... special thanks
Liz Lea ... special thanks
Edythe D. London ... special thanks (as Edythe D. London PhD)
Martha Newman ... special thanks
Kendal Rae ... special thanks
Daisy Sheff ... special thanks
David Sheff ... special thanks
Jasper Sheff ... special thanks
Karen Sheff ... special thanks
Nic Sheff ... special thanks

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Storyline

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Plot Summary
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Taglines A true story of addiction, survival and family. See more »
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Parents Guide View content advisory »
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Additional Details

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Also Known As
  • My Beautiful Boy (France)
  • Beautiful boy, siempre serás mi hijo (Spain)
  • Lepi fant (Slovenia)
  • Beautiful Boy: Siempre serás mi hijo (Argentina)
  • Ένα Όμορφο Αγόρι (Greece)
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Runtime
  • 120 min
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Box Office

Budget $25,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $218,888, 14 Oct 2018
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $16,259,442, 07 Feb 2019

Did You Know?

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Trivia Timothée Chalamet had to lose 25 lbs for his role as Nic Sheff. He also had a consultant and doctor on set to ensure his acting as a drug addict was realistic and authentic. See more »
Goofs The poem "Let It Enfold You" by Charles Bukowski is incorrectly named "Let It Unfold You" in the end credits. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Episode dated 7 September 2018 (2018). See more »
Soundtracks Helicon I See more »
Crazy Credits During the end credits, Nic is heard reciting the poem "Let It Enfold You" by Charles Bukowski. See more »
Quotes [from trailer]
David Sheff: Do you know how much I love you? I love you more than everything.
4 & 6-Year-Old Nic Sheff: Everything?
David Sheff: Everything... everything...
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