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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 »

Awards:
  • Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 6 wins & 20 nominations.
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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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8-Year-Old Nic Sheff
Brandon Ciengfuegos ...
Kid #1
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Kid #2
Justin Townes Earle ...
Himself (as Justin Earle)
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Al-Anon Assistant
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
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Haight-Ashbury Pedestrian
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Annie Goldblum
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Al-Anon Meeting Leader
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Driver
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Recovering Addict (as David Blount-P)
Arwen Boatman-Vazquez ...
School Kid Singing
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School Kid Singing
Liberty Bradford ...
Al-Anon Attendee
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Kid 1
Carl Collanus ...
Family member
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Skateboarder
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Middle School Student
Nicole Diamantini ...
Anna Rodgers - High School Graduate
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Rehab Patient
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Father
Douglas Gawoski ...
Graduation Parent
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Middle School Friend
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Toothless Johnny
John Lobato ...
Driver
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High School Graduate (as Christine Hong)
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Daisy Age 10
Brett Matthews ...
Sheriff
Morgonn McMichael ...
Lisa Pinero - High School Graduate
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School Teacher
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Hippie
Christina Billisi Ramos ...
Party Attendee
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Silver Pickup Driver
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Middle School Friend
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Teenage Jasper
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Tenderloin Leopard Coat Wino
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Haight-Ashbury Local (uncredited)
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Drug Dealer (uncredited)
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Recovery Doctor (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
Melanie Birch ... assistant makeup artist: San Francisco
Jean Ann Black ... makeup artist (as Jean Black)
Rolf John Keppler ... makeup artist (as Rolf Keppler)
Kristen Kirchen ... hair stylist
Robert Mrazik ... hair stylist
Andrea Pino ... assistant makeup artist: San Francisco
Jennifer Tremont ... assistant hair stylist: San Francisco
Robert Smithson ... contact lens technician (uncredited)

Production Management

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Lindsey Cohen ... Post Production Executive
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
Jani Vournas ... first assistant director: San Francisco Marine Unit

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
Mike Helbig ... on-set dresser: San Francisco
Bart C. Hubenthal ... on-set dresser
Peter Hudson ... set dresser: San Francisco
John Micheletos ... property first local technician: San Francisco
Martin Milligan ... assistant property master
Jefferson Murff ... lead set dresser
Adee Serrao ... graphic designer
Jimmy Stannard ... key art department assistant
Karen Teneyck ... graphic designer
Jeremy Turley ... paint supervisor
Joel Venti ... storyboard artist
Louis Visco ... set dresser: San Francisco
Thomas White ... Construction General Foreman

Sound Department

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Ulrika Akander ... supervising sound editor
Brian Copenhagen ... sound utility: San Francisco
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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John McLeod ... special effects: San Francisco
Ryan Meinardus ... special effects foreman
John Ziegler ... special effects coordinator

Visual Effects by

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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
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
Gavin Frank ... stunt double: 12 yr old Nick surfing
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
Jeffrey Bordessa ... additional electrician: San Francisco
Cody Bosia ... grip: San Francisco
Sarah Brandes ... first assistant camera
Keith Bratton ... rigging electrician: San Francisco
Michael Ryan Burns ... electrician: San Francisco / local best boy electric: San Francisco
Gregory M. Childers ... grip: San Francisco
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 ... key video assist
Brandon Jeffrey Harris ... rigging grip
Rick Harris ... Key Rig Grip
Richard A. Hunt ... grip: San Francisco
Steele Hunter ... grip rigging best boy
Brook Johnson ... grip: San Francisco
Evan Jones ... electrician: San Francisco
Toby LeCheminant ... rigging gaffer
Allen Liu ... grip
Patrick McArdle ... first assistant camera: "b" camera, San Francisco
David William McDonald ... surf first assistant camera/tech
Jody Miller ... a camera operator / steadicam operator
Daisuke Dice Miyake ... grip
Spencer Mulcahy ... electrician: San Francisco
Natasha Mullan ... assistant camera
Michael Murray ... best boy electric rigging
Henry Nguyen ... second assistant camera: "b" camera, San Francisco
Shahrouz Nooshinfar ... 24 Frame Video/Computer Engineer
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
Gill Wright ... grip: San Francisco
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
Amber Wakefield ... casting associate

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Nancy Au ... costume supervisor
Andrea Cooper ... costumer: San Francisco
Valerie Emmi ... costumer: San Francisco
Markus Fokken ... costumer: San Francisco
Zandra Harding ... cutter/fitter
Serena Monts ... costumer: San Francisco
Bob Moore Jr. ... costumer: Steve Carell
Lauren Morelli ... costumer
Rachael Ohman ... costumer
Angi Bell Ursetta ... costume alterations
Sara Walbridge Castro ... key costumer
Valerie White ... costumer: San Francisco

Location Management

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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
Simon Lake ... key assistant location manager: San Francisco
John Panzarella ... location manager
JT Panzarella ... key assistant location manager
Frances Reyes-Bolinger ... assistant location manager: San Francisco
Leslie Thorson ... key assistant 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
Johnny Jewel ... composer additional music
Henry van Roden ... music coordinator

Transportation Department

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Casey Boden ... driver / transportation captain
Cammie Caira ... driver
Clint Curtis ... transportation captain: San Francisco
Diana Curtis ... driver: San Francisco
Clark Dolan ... driver: San Francisco
Billy Ray Hass ... transportation coordinator
Jennifer Henson ... driver: cast
Milton L. Jeffers ... driver: San Francisco
Nathaniel Lee Sr. ... driver
Arlene Ramirez ... D.O.T. Compliance
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
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
Mark Bosia ... set medic: San Francisco
Ursula Brauner ... animals provided by
Alex Byrne ... craft service assistant: San Francisco
Barry L. Caldwell ... script supervisor
Jules Carideo ... production coordinator
Kate Cavendish ... publicist
Zach Champagne ... set prodcution assistant
James Chandler ... key 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: pre-production
Tracy Moran ... set production assistant
Rachel K. Morgan ... assistant to executive producer
Christine K. O'Malley ... second assistant accountant: San Francisco
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
David Sheff ... consultant
Nic Sheff ... consultant
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
K.L. Connie Wang ... clearances manager
Jill Wattles ... craft service assistant: San Francisco
Kevin Wells ... additional set production assistant
Adam Aaron Young ... production assistant
David M Petersen ... post production coordinator assistant/intern: Amazon Studios (uncredited)

Thanks

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Kendal Rae ... 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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Also Known As
  • My Beautiful Boy (France)
  • Beautiful boy, siempre serás mi hijo (Spain)
  • Querido Menino (Brazil)
  • Lepi fant (Slovenia)
  • Beautiful Boy: Siempre serás mi hijo (Argentina)
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Runtime
  • 120 min
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Box Office

Opening Weekend United States $218,888, 14 Oct 2018

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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