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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... See more »

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Cast

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David Sheff
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Nic Sheff
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Karen Barbour
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Jasper Sheff
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Daisy Sheff
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Lauren
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Vicki Sheff
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Julia
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Gack
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4 & 6-Year-Old Nic Sheff
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12-Year-Old NicSheff
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Destiny
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Julia's Mother
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Diane
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Spencer
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Kit
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Dr. Brown
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Smileyman
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Minister
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EMT (as Sasha Jackson)
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Rose
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Vince
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Airline Attendant
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Flight Attendant
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Principal
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Locksmith
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Big Guy
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Lecturer
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Big Guy's Son
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12-Step Speaker
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Nurse
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Recovery Doctor
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8-Year-Old Nic Sheff
Brandon Ciengfuegos ...
Kid #1
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Kid #2
Justin Townes Earle ...
Himself (as Justin Earle)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
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Silver Pickup Driver
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Father
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Al-Anon Meeting Leader
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Tenderloin Leopard Coat Wino
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Middle School Student
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High School Graduate (as Christine Hong)
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Rehab Patient
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Hippie
John Lobato ...
Driver
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Skateboarder
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Teenage Jasper
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Middle School Friend
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Middle School Friend
Carl Collanus ...
Family member
Douglas Gawoski ...
Graduation Parent
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Haight-Ashbury Pedestrian
John-Paul Boatman-Vazquez ...
School Kid Singing
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Daisy Age 10
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School Teacher
Morgonn McMichael ...
Lisa Pinero - High School Graduate
Liberty Bradford ...
Al-Anon Attendee
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Driver
Brett Matthews ...
Sheriff
Nicole Diamantini ...
Anna Rodgers - High School Graduate
Arwen Boatman-Vazquez ...
School Kid Singing
David Blount-p ...
Recovering Addict
Christina Billisi Ramos ...
Party Attendee
Cabran E. Chamberlain ...
Haight-Ashbury Local (uncredited)
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Drug Dealer (uncredited)
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Haight-Ashbury Local (uncredited)
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Rocker (uncredited)
Jeff Redlick ...
Pedestrian (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.)

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
Traci Duran ... additional editor
Ben Estrada ... colorist: dailies
Bernie E. Gomez ... assistant editor
Nancy Kirhoffer ... Post Production Producer
Ken Lebre ... senior dailies producer
David Marks ... additional editor
Andrey Ragozin ... assistant editor
Stephen Regnier ... location systems engineer: EC3 Dailies
Alexis Ross ... dailies producer: ec3 dailies
Tim Stipan ... digital intermediate colorist
John Walek ... post-production assistant

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.

Set Decoration by

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Jennifer Lukehart

Costume Design by

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Emma Potter

Makeup Department

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Jennifer Bell ... hair stylist
Kristen Kirchen ... hair stylist
Robert Mrazik ... hair stylist
Robert Smithson ... contact lens technician (uncredited)

Production Management

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Heidi Erl ... production supervisor: NoCal
Mary Ann Marino ... Executive in Charge of Physical Production
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 ... additional second assistant director

Art Department

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Greg Aronowitz ... sculptor
Ernie Avila ... set designer
Will Blount ... property master
Don Bracken ... assistant property master
Taylor LaShell Brock ... set decoration production assistant
Jill Carvalho ... set dresser buyer
Aric Cheng ... set designer
Scott Edward Collins ... set dresser
Michael Diersing ... construction coordinator
Michele Faretta ... painter gangboss
Molly Hunter Flick ... art department coordinator
Bart C. Hubenthal ... on-set dresser
Martin Milligan ... assistant property master
Adee Serrao ... graphic designer
Jimmy Stannard ... key art department assistant
Karen Teneyck ... graphic designer
Jeremy Turley ... paint supervisor
Joel Venti ... storyboard artist

Sound Department

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Ulrika Akander ... supervising sound editor
Marc Glassman ... sound effects editor
Catherine Harper ... foley artist
Randall L. Johnson ... boom operator
Darrin Mann ... foley mixer
Jon Michaels ... foley editor
Jason Oliver ... adr mixer
Jeremy Peirson ... re-recording mixer
Lisa Pinero ... sound mixer
Michael Primmer ... additional sound mixer: San Francisco
Katherine Rose ... foley artist
Robert Troy ... dialogue editor
Elmo Weber ... re-recording mixer / sounddesigner / supervising sound editor

Special Effects by

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Ryan Meinardus ... special effects foreman
John Ziegler ... special effects coordinator

Visual Effects by

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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
Bryan Godwin ... Owner/Executive VFX Supervisor: Shade VFX
Lisa Maher ... VP of Production: Shade VFX
Molly Pabian ... visual effects producer: Shade VFX
Gabriel Vargas ... Digital Effects Supervisor: Shade VFX

Stunts

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Rocky Capella ... utility stunts
Mark Dobson ... utility stunts
Patrick Millin ... water safety: surf advisor
Mark Norby ... stunt coordinator
Jeff Redlick ... vehicle driver
Kelly Richardson ... stunts

Camera and Electrical Department

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Justin Aulday ... electrician: San Francisco
Dana Baker ... best boy: grip
Brian Bartolini ... gaffer
Mark William Bassett ... rigging electrician: San Francisco
Jerry Bertolami ... grip
Brian Bishop ... rigging grip
Sarah Brandes ... first assistant camera
Michael Ryan Burns ... electrician: San Francisco / local best boy electric: San Francisco
Gregory M. Childers ... grip: San Francisco
Ian Chriss ... grip: San Francisco
Lonny Danler ... digital imaging technician
François Duhamel ... still photographer
Joel Galarza ... grip rigger
David Garza ... electrician: San Francisco
Jack Glenn ... grip
Brandon Jeffrey Harris ... rigging grip
Rick Harris ... Key Rig Grip
Richard A. Hunt ... grip: San Francisco
Steele Hunter ... Grip Rigging Best Boy
Evan Jones ... electrician: San Francisco
Toby LeCheminant ... rigging gaffer
Allen Liu ... grip
David William McDonald ... surf first assistant camera/tech
Jody Miller ... A camera operator/steadicam
Daisuke Dice Miyake ... grip
Spencer Mulcahy ... electrician: San Francisco
Michael Murray ... best boy electric rigging
Orlando Orona ... grip: San Francisco
Goran Pavicevic ... director of photography: second unit
Jeff Porter ... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Nelson Saarni ... additional electrician: San Francisco
Alex Scott ... first assistant camera
Chris Shellenberger ... electrician: San Francisco
Alan Shultz ... dolly grip
Jimmy Stuart ... grip: San Francisco
Les T. Tomita ... key grip
Bradley Everett Wilson ... camera supporter
Peter Zuccarini ... surf cinematographer

Casting Department

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Nancy Hayes ... extras casting: Northern California unit
Rich King ... extras casting
Lauren Richer ... casting assistant
Molly Rose ... casting assistant
Rob Swanson ... extras casting

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Nancy Au ... costume supervisor
Zandra Harding ... cutter/fitter
Bob Moore Jr. ... costumer: Steve Carell
Lauren Morelli ... costumer
Rachael Ohman ... costumer
Sara Walbridge Castro ... key costumer

Location Management

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Ismael Castillo ... location production assistant
Sharlene Duale ... key assistant location manager: San Francisco
Rory Enke ... location manager: San Francisco
Mark Gaffney ... assistant location manager
Ken Haber ... location scout
Simon Lake ... key assistant location manager: San Francisco
John Panzarella ... location manager
JT Panzarella ... key assistant location manager
Leslie Thorson ... key assistant location manager

Music Department

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Bob Bowen ... executive in charge of music
Gabe Hilfer ... music supervisor
Henry van Roden ... music coordinator

Transportation Department

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Casey Boden ... driver / transportation captain
Cammie Caira ... driver
Billy Ray Hass ... transportation coordinator
Jennifer Henson ... driver: cast
Nathaniel Lee Sr. ... driver

Other crew

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Noor Ahmed ... production legal services
David Allsberry ... dog trainer
Nedda Azizian ... key second assistant accountant
Steev Beeson ... production accountant
Vincent Befi ... assistant production coordinator
Tyler Blomstrom-Moore ... production assistant
Natalie Borlaug ... travel coordinator
Ursula Brauner ... animals provided by
Barry L. Caldwell ... script supervisor
Jules Carideo ... production coordinator
Kate Cavendish ... publicist
Zach Champagne ... set prodcution assistant
James Chandler ... craft service: San Francisco
Alan Chu ... IT/Telecom Tech: San Francisco
Holly Dellocono ... production secretary
Bryan Gildner ... set production assistant
Cathy Gurvis ... post production accountant
Lon Haber ... publicist
Chip Hamilton ... production assistant
Mark Harden ... dog trainer
Ryan Hintz ... first assistant accountant
Tyler Kline ... production assistant
Meara McDonald ... first assistant accountant
Tracy Moran ... set production assistant
Rachel K. Morgan ... assistant to executive producer
Rich Pagan ... production assistant
Leia Parker ... 2nd Assistant Accountant
Brennan Pickman-Thoon ... production assistant
Sam Purdy ... production assistant
Ross Risley ... production assistant
Sullivan Rutherford ... production assistant: San Francisco
Sarah Snyder ... accounting clerk
Brad Spencer ... assistant production office coordinator: San Francisco
Spooky Stevens ... unit publicist
Shannon Elizabeth Stone ... 2nd Assistant Accountant
Andrea Ver Meer ... dog trainer
Joan Waldman ... representative: american humane
Kevin Wells ... additional set production assistant
Adam Aaron Young ... production assistant
David M Petersen ... post production coordinator assistant/intern: Amazon Studios (uncredited)

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Special Effects

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Storyline

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Runtime
  • 112 min
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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/Doctor on set to ensure his acting was realistic and authentic as to a drug addict. See more »
Quotes David Sheff: My son is out there somewhere, and I don't know what he's doing! I don't know how to help him!
Karen Barbour: You can't!
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