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A Naval veteran arrives home from war unsettled and uncertain of his future - until he is tantalized by The Cause and its charismatic leader.

Awards:
  • Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 76 wins & 179 nominations.
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Cast

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Freddie Quell
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V.A. Doctor
Mike Howard ...
Rorschach Doctor
Sarah Shoshana David ...
V.A. Nurse
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V.A. Doctor / Interview
Matt Hering ...
V.A. Patient
Dan Anderson ...
V.A. Patient
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V.A. Patient
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V.A. Patient
Patrick Wilder ...
V.A. Patient (as Patrick Biggs)
Ryan Curtis ...
V.A. Patient
Jay Laurence ...
V.A. Patient
Abraxas Adams ...
V.A. Patient
Tina Bruna ...
Portrait Customer
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Portrait Customer
Hunter Craig ...
Portrait Customer
Ryder Craig ...
Portrait Customer
Rodion Salnikov ...
Portrait Customer
Emily Gilliam ...
Portrait Customer
Kody Klein ...
Portrait Customer
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Martha the Salesgirl
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Fighting Businessman
Frank Bettag ...
Frank
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Filipino Worker
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Filipino Worker
John Mark Reyes ...
Filipino Worker
Brian Fong ...
Filipino Worker
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Young Filipino Woman
Leonida A. Bautista ...
Nana
Myrna De Dios ...
Angry Filipino Woman
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Young Woman
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Lancaster Dodd
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Peggy Dodd
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Val Dodd
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Elizabeth Dodd
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Clark
Lorelai Hoey ...
Baby
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Norman Conrad
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Wayne Gregory
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Susan Gregory
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Cliff Boyd (as Kevin Walsh)
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Mrs. Solstad
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Doris Solstad
William O'Brien ...
Hiring Hall (voice)
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Bill William
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Mildred Drummond
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Chi Chi Crawford
Zan Overall ...
Bartender
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Margaret O'Brien
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Michelle Mortimer
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Beatrice Campbell
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New York Party Girl
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New York Lawyer
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John More
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Helen Sullivan
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James Sullivan
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Dancer
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Dancer
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Dancer
Audrey Finer ...
Dancer
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Dancer (as Rose Fox)
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Dancer
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Dancer
Sarah Klaren ...
Dancer
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Dancer
Brittany Kilcoyne McGregor ...
Dancer
LaRain Ring ...
Dancer
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Philadelphia Police
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Processing Patient
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Jail Bird
Tom Knickerbocker ...
Judge (as Tom Knickerbrocker)
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Band (Piano)
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Band (Drum)
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Band (Voice)
Emily Jordan ...
British Receptionist
Amanda Caryn Jobbins ...
British Receptionist
Olivia Rosemarie Barham ...
Pub Customer
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Pub Customer
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Winn Manchester
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mike Alfieri ...
Dock Worker (uncredited)
Scott J. Allen ...
Dock Worker (uncredited)
Christine Ames ...
Fervent Follower - Phoenix (uncredited)
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Farm Foreman (uncredited)
Stephen Anderson ...
Sailor (uncredited)
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Madam Grace Love Interest (uncredited)
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Master's Cadet (uncredited)
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Follower (uncredited)
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Man At the Bar (uncredited)
Brandon Borbeck ...
Sailor (uncredited)
Denis Boulankine ...
NY Driver (uncredited)
Patrick D Bridges ...
Marine (uncredited)
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Navy Buddy (uncredited)
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Sailor (uncredited)
Jonathan Carr ...
Sailor (uncredited)
Cabran E. Chamberlain ...
Ship Worker (uncredited)
Steve Chapman ...
Sailor (uncredited)
Scott Christy ...
Union Worker (uncredited)
Aaron B.W. Collins ...
Hiring Hall Worker (uncredited)
Clint Corley ...
Follower (uncredited)
Nick Corvello ...
WWII US Navy Veteran (uncredited)
Conner Cousins ...
Follower (uncredited)
Zachary Culbertson ...
Naval Patient (uncredited)
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Dock Worker (uncredited)
Andy Dale ...
Pub Patron (uncredited)
Jonathan Davila ...
US Army Veteran (uncredited)
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Cult Follower (uncredited)
Rick L. Dean ...
Follower (uncredited)
Seth Donavan ...
Veteran (uncredited)
Kay Ewing Donato ...
Follower (uncredited)
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Young Man (uncredited)
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(uncredited)
Cathy Fielding ...
Capwell's Lingere Sales Clerk (uncredited)
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Girl in Back of Car (uncredited)
Jasmine Fletcher ...
Follower (uncredited)
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Ellen (uncredited)
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U.K. Student (uncredited)
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Follower (uncredited)
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Phoenix Follower (uncredited)
Talaria Haast ...
Core Follower (uncredited)
Courtney Howard ...
Phoenix Follower (uncredited)
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Court Observer (uncredited)
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Sailor (uncredited)
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New York Dock Greeter (uncredited)
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Capwell's Bridal Consultant (uncredited)
Bobby Johnsen ...
Sailor (uncredited)
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Bosun's Mate Johnson (uncredited)
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Judge (uncredited)
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Dancer / Party Guest / Cause Volunteer (uncredited)
Terry Lane ...
Hiring Hall Dispatcher (uncredited)
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Dockworker (uncredited)
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Master's Dinner Guest (uncredited)
Lino Antonio Lezama-Aguilar ...
Sailor (uncredited)
Paul Loverde ...
Follower (uncredited)
Josh Margulies ...
Joey (uncredited)
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NY Dock Worker (uncredited)
Richard Markman ...
Party Guest posing for photo w / The Master and wife (uncredited)
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Phoenix Follower (uncredited)
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Phoenix Businessman (uncredited)
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Dock Worker (uncredited)
Jesse Muick ...
Dock Worker (uncredited)
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Filipino (uncredited)
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Shady the Bookie (uncredited)
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Cult Follower (uncredited)
Andrew Nitzke ...
Soldier (uncredited)
Jefferson Nogueira ...
Phoenix Follower (uncredited)
Brendan Norman ...
Sailor (uncredited)
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Dock Worker (uncredited)
David Alan Poe ...
Hall Hiree (uncredited)
Allen Pontes ...
Boston Dock Worker (uncredited)
Heather Power ...
Student (uncredited)
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Lead Department Store Guard (uncredited)
Jeff Rankin ...
Dock Worker (uncredited)
Raul Reformina ...
Farmer (uncredited)
Linda Revelli ...
Follower (uncredited)
Alexandra Tejeda Rieloff ...
Party Guest (uncredited)
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Follower (uncredited)
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USO Girl (uncredited)
Timothy D. Rossi ...
Follower (uncredited)
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Philadelphia Follower (uncredited)
Franklin Ruehl ...
Follower (uncredited)
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Lancaster Dodd Partisan (uncredited)
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Andrew (uncredited)
Joseph R Scott ...
Navy Corpsman (uncredited)
Joel Shock ...
Master's Cadet (uncredited)
Matthew Skomo ...
Navy XO (uncredited)
Adam C Smith ...
Follower (uncredited)
Bradley E. Smith ...
NY Dock Worker (uncredited)
Jesse Soares ...
US Army Veteran (uncredited)
Arne Starr ...
Core Follower (uncredited)
Clayton Steacker ...
US Army Veteran (uncredited)
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Follower (uncredited)
Thomas W. Stewart ...
Follower (uncredited)
Kellog Stover ...
Follower (uncredited)
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Follower Dancing (uncredited)
Jude Thomas ...
Soldier (uncredited)
Paul Alexander Tidd ...
Sailor (uncredited)
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Follower (uncredited)
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Sales Girl (uncredited)
Ian Trottier ...
New Hire (uncredited)
Darrin Vanderpan ...
Hiring Hall Worker (uncredited)
Ken Venzke ...
Boston Dock Worker (uncredited)
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Boston Dock Worker (uncredited)
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Stripper (uncredited)
Bryan Westfall ...
Follower (uncredited)
Steven Wiig ...
Philadelphia Follower (uncredited)

Directed by

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Paul Thomas Anderson

Written by

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Paul Thomas Anderson ... (written by)

Produced by

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Paul Thomas Anderson ... producer
Albert Chi ... co-producer
Megan Ellison ... producer
Daniel Lupi ... producer
Ted Schipper ... executive producer
JoAnne Sellar ... producer
Adam Somner ... executive producer
Will Weiske ... co-producer

Music by

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Jonny Greenwood

Cinematography by

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Mihai Malaimare Jr. ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Leslie Jones
Peter McNulty

Editorial Department

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Simone Appleby ... negative cutter: 65mm
Danny Caccavo ... editorial services: digital
David Croom ... post-production assistant
Rick Gordon ... negative cutter: 35mm
Michael L. Griffin ... scanning line-up (as Mike Griffin)
Jeff Heacock ... lab manager: FotoKem 65mm
Noah Katz ... editorial services: digital
Dmitri Makarov ... editorial services: digital
Paul McGhee ... scanning: 65mm 4k scanning & 4k image processing, FotoKem Digital Film Services
Les Meek ... scanning operator
Heather Mullen ... additional assistant editor
Dan Muscarella ... color timer: FooKem 65mm
Joshua Zev Nathan ... post-production assistant
Benedict Noero ... post-production assistant
Andrew Oran ... operations: FotoKem 65mm
George Papuashvili ... post-production
Jason Pelham ... digital film services producer
Pablo Prietto ... assistant editor: dailies
David Rosenthal ... i/o supervisor
Vince Roth ... technical supervisor: FotoKem 65mm
Alex Sanchez ... scanning operator
Ken Semer ... scanning operator
Paula Suhy ... first assistant film editor
Robert Tomaszewski ... telecine operator: FotoKem 65mm
Walter Volpatto ... dcp colorist
Brendan Walsh ... first assistant editor
Kristen Zimmerman ... dailies timer: FotoKem 65mm
James Masi ... executive in charge of post production (uncredited)
Kostas Theodosiou ... colorist (uncredited)

Casting By

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Cassandra Kulukundis

Production Design by

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David Crank
Jack Fisk

Set Decoration by

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Amy Wells

Costume Design by

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Mark Bridges

Makeup Department

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Germicka Barclay ... hair stylist
Aurora Bergere ... key makeup artist
Kate Biscoe ... makeup department head
Wesley Hodge ... additional hair stylist
Miia Kovero ... hair department head
Melody Levy ... makeup artist
Andrea Pino ... makeup artist
Lynn Tully ... additional hair stylist
Amanda Williams ... assistant hair department head (as Amanda M. Williams)
Gigi Williams ... assistant makeup department head
Robert Wilson ... hair stylist
Kimberly Carlson ... hair stylist (uncredited)
Amanda Carroll ... makeup artist (uncredited)
Nancie Marsalis ... additional makeup artist (uncredited)
Kris Ravetto ... additional makeup (uncredited)
Deborah Rutherford ... makeup artist (uncredited)
Don Rutherford ... makeup artist (uncredited)

Production Management

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Chelsea Barnard ... executive in charge of production: Annapurna
Mary Courtney ... unit production manager: Hawaii
Erica Frauman ... post-production supervisor
Karen Ruth Getchell ... production supervisor
Daniel Lupi ... unit production manager
Will Weiske ... unit production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Eric Richard Lasko ... second assistant director
Adam Somner ... first assistant director
Trevor Tavares ... second second assistant director
Wainani Young-Tomich ... second second assistant director: Hawaii (as Wainani Young Tomich)

Art Department

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Jory Alvarado ... draper
Michael Alvarado ... plaster foreman
Scott M. Anderson ... set dresser
Jason Bean ... on-set dresser
Nate Belove ... property assistant (as Nathan Belove)
Mike 'Finn' Borg ... welder
Jason Byers ... on-set painter
Darrin Clubb ... propmaker
Ronald Cox ... propmaker (as Ron Cox)
Laurence B. Davis ... propmaker (as Larry Davis)
Ruth De Jong ... assistant art director
Lauren DeTitta ... researcher for art department
Chad Enloe ... labor foreman
Tim Fassino ... gang boss
Joey Genitempo ... on-set painter
John P. Goldsmith ... set designer
Robert Grbavac ... painter
Lupe Guitierrez ... labor gangboss (as Guadalupe Gutierrez)
Billy Hams ... general foreman
Kenneth Heimer ... propmaker
Mike Helbig ... set dresser
Brock Helfer ... set dresser
Craig Hoffmann ... property master: Hawaii
Kevin Holcomb ... painter/signwriter
Bill Holmquist ... construction coordinator
Lawrence Hornbeck ... on-set dresser
John Horning ... set dresser
Peter Jameson ... construction mill foreman (as Peter G.D. Jameson)
Jim Krase ... construction foreman
Michael Leonard ... set dresser
Jaime Lovell ... art department assistant
C.J. Maguire ... property master
Florencia Martin ... buyer
Mike McCleneghan ... painter
Stephen McCumby ... set dresser: day player
Conner McKinley ... art department coordinator
John Micheletos ... leadperson
Dennis Murillo ... painter
David Peck ... location construction foreman
Rudy Reachi ... assistant property master
Jill Rolie-December ... buyer
Bret Ross ... set dresser
Lee Ross ... lead painter (as Lee Steven Ross)
Keith Sale ... leadperson (as Keith F. Sale)
Anthony Samora ... set dresser
Brian Seccombe ... property assistant
Roger Shaide ... set dresser (as Rodger Shaide)
Gregg Szabo ... set dresser (as R. Gregg Szabo Jr.)
Karen Teneyck ... graphic designer
Louis Visco ... set dresser
Doug E. Williams ... propmaker foreman (as Doug Williams)
Bonnie Briggs ... set dresser (uncredited)
Maxwell Britton ... set dresser (uncredited)
James Burke ... greensman (uncredited)
Justin Fisher ... set dresser (uncredited)
Penelope Franco Gilmore ... set dresser: day player (uncredited)
Mikel Hands ... set dresser (uncredited)
Michael A. Heath ... prop paperwork (uncredited)
Jason Hoobyar ... set dresser (uncredited)
Billy Iiams Jr. ... general foreman (uncredited)
Terry Kempf ... prop maker (uncredited)
Garrett Lowe ... scenic artist (uncredited)
Tom Richardson ... painter: San Francisco unit (uncredited)
Graham Robertson ... set dresser (uncredited)
Jesse D. Vogel ... painter (uncredited)
Jody Weisenfeld ... greens person (uncredited) / set buyer (uncredited) / set dresser (uncredited)

Sound Department

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David Acord ... sound effects editor
Marco Alicea ... digital audio transfer
Adam Blantz ... boom operator
Kevin Bolen ... recordist
Scott Brewer ... engineering services
Danny Caccavo ... digital editorial services
Juan Cisneros ... utility sound technician
John Countryman ... video services
Coya Elliott ... assistant supervising sound editor
Sean England ... foley recordist
Malcolm Fife ... foley editor
Doug Ford ... engineering services
Kim Foscato ... dialogue editor
Tom Hartig ... additional boom-op
Noah Katz ... digital editorial services
Mike Lane ... client services
Susan A. Leahy ... client services (as Susan Leahy)
Michael Levine ... digital audio transfer
Sushila Love ... client services
Dmitri Makarov ... digital editorial services
Zach Martin ... assistant re-recording mixer
Nathan Nance ... assistant re-recording mixer
Shelly Napolean ... client services
Cheryl Nardi ... dialogue editor
Jordan O'Neill ... datasat sound mastering engineer
Eva Porter ... client services
John Reynolds ... sound mixer: Hawaii
Frank Rinella ... foley mixer
Renee Russo ... post production sound accountant (as Renée Russo)
Christopher Scarabosio ... re-recording mixer / sound designer / supervising sound editor
Kevin Sellers ... foley editor
Michael Semanick ... re-recording mixer
Steve Slanec ... dialogue editor
Daniel Sperry ... dolby sound consultant
Dennie Thorpe ... foley artist
John Torrijos ... video services (as John 'J.T.' Torrijos)
Trey Turner ... apprentice sound editor
Mark Ulano ... sound mixer
Stephen Urata ... recordist
Jana Vance ... foley artist
Lou Wiskes ... utility sound technician
Matthew Wood ... supervising sound editor
Phil Benson ... executive in charge of production: Skywalker Sound (uncredited)
Frank Clary ... sound effects recordist (uncredited)
Eric Di Stefano ... adr recordist (uncredited)
Noah Katz ... digital audio engineer (uncredited)
Drew Oliveras ... sound recordist (uncredited)
Greg J. Peterson ... foley recordist (uncredited)
Clint Smith ... foley recordist (uncredited)
Corey Tyler ... foley recordist (uncredited)
Matthew Wood ... re-recording mixer (uncredited)
Ryan Young ... adr recordist (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Jay King ... special effects technician (as Jay B. King)
Michael Lantieri ... special effects coordinator
Ian C. McArthur ... special effects technician (uncredited)

Visual Effects by

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Cody Charfauros ... producer: rotoscopy
Scott Crafford ... roto & paint artist: Method Studios
Mark Duckworth ... roto & paint artist: Method Studios
Andy Foster ... visual effects producer: Method Studios
Dan Glass ... senior visual effects supervisor: Method Studios
Chelsea Kammeyer ... visual effects coordinator: Method Studios
Sung Churl Kim ... modeler: Method Studios (as Sung-Churl Kim)
Mike Lemmon ... lighter: Method Studios
Gregory D. Liegey ... visual effects supervisor: Method Studios (as Gregory Liegey)
David Lo ... lighting artist
David Lo ... lighter: Method Studios
Paul McGhee ... digital film services - Fotokem
Carlos Morales ... compositor: Method Studios
Marc Nanjo ... compositor: Method Studios
Masa Narita ... modeler: Method Studios
Nordin Rahhali ... cg supervisor: Method Studios
Luis Rodriguez ... layout & matchmove artist / match move artist: Method Studios
David Sudd ... match move artist: Method Studios
Stephanie Sweeney ... roto & paint artist: Method Studios
Alexander Tirasongkran ... match move artist: Method Studios (as Alex Tirasaongkran)
Lauren van Houten ... match move artist: Method Studios
Jason Bond ... visual effects artist (uncredited)
Chad E. Collier ... data technician: Method Studios (uncredited)
Den Serras ... roto/paint supervisor: Deluxe (uncredited)
Henry van der Beek ... technical director (uncredited)

Stunts

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Tsuyoshi Abe ... stunt performer
Lloyd Barachina ... stunt performer
Dan Brown ... stunt performer
Mark Chadwick ... stunt performer
Mark Ginther ... stunt performer
Zach Hudson ... stunt performer
Jesse V. Johnson ... stunt performer (as Jesse E. Johnson)
David Kiiskinen ... stunt performer
Kevin Larson ... stunt performer
Tim Meredith ... stunt performer
Rex Reddick ... stunt performer
Brian Scannell ... stunt performer
Myke Schwartz ... assistant stunt coordinator
Patrick J. Statham ... stunt performer (as Patrick Statham)
Gary Toy ... stunt performer
Mark Aaron Wagner ... stunt performer
Garrett Warren ... stunt coordinator
Ele Bardha ... stunts (uncredited)
Stanton Barrett ... stunt double: Joaquin Phoenix (uncredited)
Joe Bucaro III ... stunt double (uncredited) / stunt performer (uncredited)
Shawn Crowder ... stunts (uncredited)
Jef Groff ... stunt performer (uncredited)
Jim Henry ... stunts (uncredited)
Jeffrey McDancer ... stunts (uncredited)
Paul E. Short ... stunts (uncredited)
Mark Aaron Wagner ... stunt double: Joaquin Phoenix (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Alfred Ainsworth Jr. ... video assist
Joseph J. Allen ... rigging grip
Colin Anderson ... camera operator
Dana Baker ... best boy rigging grip
Kent Baker ... key rigging grip
Jose F. Barrios ... rigging grip
Kenneth C. Barrows ... 65mm panavision technician (as Ken Barrows)
Michael Bauman ... chief lighting technician
Marek Bojsza ... electrician
Mike Bonnaud ... best boy electrician (as Michael Bonnaud)
Phil Bray ... still photographer
Erik L. Brown ... first assistant camera
Michael Ryan Burns ... electrician (as Mick Burns)
Michael Catalano ... best boy rigging electric (as Michael J. Catalano)
Mark Combs ... fixtures
Eric Cross ... grip
Thomas M. Dangcil ... electrician (as Tommy Dangcil)
Vance Gage ... best boy grip: Hawaii shoot
Gary Gill ... key rigging grip
Brandon Ho ... second assistant camera: "a" camera, Hawaii
Barry Idoine ... director of photography: Hawaii (as Barry 'Baz' Idoine)
Brook Johnson ... grip
Lee Jordan ... second assistant camera
Mark Kalaugher ... gaffer: Hawaii (as Kiwi Kalaugher)
Michael Kenner ... key grip
Nicholas Kirsten ... grip
James Kumarelas ... rigging gaffer
Jeff Kunkel ... dolly grip (as Jeffrey Sherman Kunkel)
Jonathan Leary ... rigging grip (as Jon Leary)
William Lehnhart ... electrician
Andy Leo ... Camera Production Assistant
Dayaliyah Lopez ... camera production assistant (as Aliyah Lopez)
Michael Lyon ... set lighting technician
Tom Massimini ... grip
Patrick McArdle ... additional first assistant camera
Robert 'Boomer' McCann ... grip (as Robert Boomer McCann)
Charlie McIntyre ... rigging gaffer (as Charles H. McIntyre III)
Tim Morgan ... best boy rigging grip: Northern California (as Timothy J. Morgan)
John Morris ... best boy grip (as John P. Morris)
Orlando Orona ... grip
Stephanie Parry ... dmx tech
Paul Santoni ... additional first assistant camera
Dan Sasaki ... lens technician
Sophie Shellenberger ... electrician
Cricket Sloat ... best boy rigging electric
Aaron Ali Tichenor ... second assistant camera: "a" camera (as Aaron Tichenor)
Michael Tolochko ... electrician
Renee Treyball ... camera loader
John Trunk ... video assist
Mike Visencio ... set lighting fixtures foreman
Marc Wall ... rigging grip
Ian Winningham ... rig grip
Chuck Zlotnick ... still photographer
Amy Alarian ... rigging electric (uncredited)
Colin Anderson ... steadicam operator (uncredited)
Shawn Booth ... camera production assistant: Hawaii Unit (uncredited)
Ian Chriss ... electrician (uncredited)
Dino Corti ... set lighting electrician (uncredited)
Chris Funk ... rigging electrician (uncredited)
Mike Gerzevitz ... lighting technician (uncredited)
Sheila Greene ... rigging electrician (uncredited)
Ben Groeger ... camera production assistant (uncredited)
Frank Helbig ... lighting technician (uncredited)
Chad Janusch ... electrics: Northern California (uncredited)
Evan Jones ... additional electrician: Northern California (uncredited)
Kenneth 'Spike' Kirkland ... set lighting electrician (uncredited)
Courtney Marsh ... electrician intern (uncredited)
Matthew Mebane ... second assistant camera: "b" camera (uncredited)
David Mong ... electrician (uncredited)
Francine Natale ... set lighting technician (uncredited)
Keith Pikus ... pre-rigging electrician (uncredited)
Kyle Pugsley ... grip (uncredited)
Lisa Quinn ... set lighting electrician: additional (uncredited)
Omar Sabeh ... set lighting electrician (uncredited)
K.E.J. Stover ... rigging grip (uncredited)
Beau Vaughan ... grip (uncredited)

Casting Department

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John Barba ... casting associate
Tracy Dixon ... extras casting
Holly Dorff ... adr voice casting (as Holly Dorff Long)
Margaret Doversola ... extras casting: Hawaii (as Margaret J. Doversola)
Joseph Hicks ... extras casting
David Kramer ... extras casting
Aaron Moskal ... extras casting

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Tiffany Amundson ... stitcher
Amy Arnold ... costumer (as Amy L. Arnold)
Myron Baker ... costumer
Gloria Berra ... stitcher
Paul Black ... costumer
Lola Bullion Chambers ... costumer
Andrea Cooper ... costumer
Wendy M. Craig ... costume supervisor
Amy Fegely ... costumer (as A.F. Fegely)
Steve Ferry ... costumer
Marcy Grace Froehlich ... assistant costume designer (as Marcy Froehlich)
Kirstin Gallo ... costumer
Brittnee Holmquist ... costume assistant
Noel Leonard ... costumer
Cookie Lopez ... key set costumer (as Cookie Lopez Fahey)
Marilyn Madsen ... cutter/fitter (as Marilyn J. Madsen)
Donna Marcione Pollack ... key costumer
Branden Marks ... costumer
Pablo Nantas ... tailor/fitter
Robert Olmedo ... costume production assistant
David Perrone ... costumer
Jessica Posada ... costume production assistant
Chris Proctor ... costumer (as Christopher Proctor)
Nancy Servin ... stitcher (as Nancy Hart-Servin)
Carmen Torres ... stitcher
Valerie White ... costumer
Melissa Antablin ... costumer (uncredited)
Carly J. Mills ... set costumer (uncredited)
Heather Patton ... additional set costumer (uncredited)
Sarah Yellin ... additional set costumer (uncredited)

Location Management

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Brad Bell ... assistant location manager
Darrick Chan ... location production assistant
Nicholas Consolo ... location production assistant
Scott Fitzgerald ... assistant location manager
Brian Patrick Kinney ... assistant location manager
Eric Klosterman ... assistant location manager
David Lanes ... location production assistant
Daniel Lee ... assistant location manager (as Daniel C. Lee)
Mike James Masumoto ... assistant location manager (as Michael James Masumoto)
Azadeh Moayeri ... location production assistant
Robert Paulsen ... assistant location manager
Alex Pearcy ... assistant location manager
Larry Ring ... location manager
Matthew Riutta ... location manager
Art Rivers ... location manager: Hawaii
Chelsea Wehner ... locations production assistant
Debra A. Wilson ... location production assistant
Gerard Averill ... location scout (uncredited)
Felix Gehm ... location scout (uncredited)

Music Department

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Robert Ames ... solo viola
John Barrett ... assistant score engineer: Abbey Road
Galya Bisengalieva ... solo violin
Hugh Brunt ... conductor: London Contemporary Orchestra
Neal Charles ... musician: jazz trio
Linda Cohen ... music supervisor
London Contemporary Orchestra ... musicians: score performed by
Andrew Findon ... musician: woodwind ensemble trio (as Andy Finton)
David Fuest ... musician: woodwind ensemble trio
Jimmy Hastings ... musician: additional woodwind
Shabaka Hutchings ... musician: jazz trio
Anthony Pike ... musician: woodwind ensemble trio
Tom Skinner ... musician: jazz trio
Graeme Stewart ... music editor / score engineer / score mixer / score recordist

Transportation Department

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Curt Attaway ... driver
David Barraza ... driver
Ted Basso ... production van driver operator (as ted basso)
Sultan Batayneh ... driver
John Bromstead ... driver (as John Bromstead Jr.)
Robert T. Chestnut ... transportation captain (as Robert Chsnut)
Jerry Ciraulo ... driver
Larry Fee ... driver (as Larry C. Fee)
Robert Garcia Jr. ... driver (as Robert 'Sancho' Garcia)
Richard Gill ... driver (as Richard D. Gill)
James R. Gohl ... driver
Jack E. Griffith ... driver
Richard Groder ... transportation captain: Hawaii
David F. Hoiseck ... driver (as David Hoiseck)
Joe Hunter ... driver (as Joseph Hunter)
Orlando Hurtado ... driver: catering, Chef Robért Catering
Mark W. Jones ... driver
Michelle Jones ... driver (as Michelle J. Jones)
Francis Keao ... transport coordinator: Hawaii
John Levi ... driver (as John A. Levi)
John R. Lopez ... transportation captain (as John Lopez)
Marco Lupi ... driver
Randy Mendez ... driver
Michael A. Moreno ... driver
Mike Phillips ... driver
Chris Raines ... driver
Domiciano Rodriquez ... driver (as Domiciano Rodriguez)
John Runion ... driver
Byron E. Smith Jr. ... driver
Jerry T. Stroh ... driver
Paul E. Stroh ... transportation coordinator (as Paul Stroh)
Harry Taylor ... driver
John H. Whisenant ... driver
Tim Whisenant ... driver (as Timothy J. Whisenant)
Gary L. Zimmerman ... driver
Frank Annunziata ... driver (uncredited)
Gary Thomas Williams ... driver (uncredited)

Other crew

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David Acord ... loop group
Tom Ajar ... projectionist
John Arbuckle ... boat captain
Tegan Arnold ... Production Office Assistant
Michael Beatrice ... second assistant accountant
Paul Belenardo ... production accountant
Taryn Benesta ... assistant: Ms. Sellar
Vanessa Black ... key production intern
Mark Bosia ... medic
Tracy Browne ... first assistant accountant
Phillip Buckley ... medic
Robert Caballero ... medic
James Chandler ... craft services: Chef Robért Catering
Katrin Chong ... production secretary
Chelsea Christer ... production assistant
Ross Cohen ... key production intern
Amelia Cohn ... additional intern
Jessica Cole ... production coordinator: Hawaii (as Jess Cole)
Aimee Corry ... additional intern
Demelza Cronin ... production coordinator
Johnny Dunn ... creative executive: Annapurna Pictures
Jay Floyd ... clearances
Vanessa Fung ... business and legal affairs
Jillian Giacomini ... script supervisor
Camille Goldberg ... office production assistant
Guadalupe Gonzalez ... catering assistant: Chef Robért Catering
Grant Grabowski ... travel coordinator: Hawaii
Laura Herrington ... key production intern (as Laura Ann Herrington)
Angela Higley ... office production assistant
Orlando Hurtado ... chef: Chef Robért Catering
Kimberly Jaime ... legal services: Ghoulardi
Dominique Jaramillo ... medic
Sergio Jimenez ... catering assistant: Chef Robért Catering
Cortney Lynn Kammerer ... assistant: Ms. Sellar / key production intern
Alex Krimm ... safety diver
Roxann Langlois ... travel coordinator
Jerry Lee ... second assistant accountant
Paula Lima ... set production assistant
Victor Lozano ... water safety: Hawaii
Daniel F. Malone ... boat captain
Christian Malouf ... payroll accountant (as Christian C. Malouf)
Kristi McConnell ... construction accountant
Ian McIntyre ... marine technician
Matthew Milan ... set production assistant
James Mitchell-Clyde ... safety diver
Dave Moorer ... set medic
Jerry Nagin ... additional legal services
Joshua Zev Nathan ... key production intern
Benedict Noero ... key production intern
Matthew H. O'Connor ... marine coordinator (as Matthew O'Connor)
Juan Jose Orozco ... catering assistant: Chef Robért Catering
Jeff Overfield ... set production assistant
Chris Papajohn ... boat captain
Jackson Pynchon ... key production intern
Jessica Quinlan ... additional intern
Karen Ramirez ... assistant production coordinator
Daniel Rbibo ... insurance services
Sandy Reed ... craft service assistant: Chef Robért Catering
Edward G. Reilly Jr. ... business and legal affairs
Lindsay Rodger ... production secretary
Alex Roos ... additional intern
Fadi Sabella ... craft service: Chef Robért Catering
Molly Salz ... production secretary
Gayle Sandler ... post-production accountant
Rafael Sanz ... key set production assistant (as Rafael Sanz Jimenez)
Desmond Smith ... craft service assistant
Adele Sparks ... script research
Michael Trisler ... water safety: Hawaii (as Mike Trisler)
Cole Wede ... office production assistant
Alan Wertheimer ... legal services: Ghoulardi
J. Wilfrid White ... assistant marine coordinator
Ryan Young ... set production assistant (as Ryan B. Young)
Jean Fen Yu ... second assistant accountant
Stephen Apostolina ... adr loop group (uncredited)
Grant Babbitt ... production assistant (uncredited)
Ed Baney ... site rep (uncredited)
Mel Barries ... office production assistant (uncredited)
Brandon Borbeck ... production staff (uncredited)
Elaine A. Clark ... adr loop group (uncredited)
Jane Cottrell ... production assistant (uncredited)
Gabe de Kelaita ... office production assistant (uncredited)
Martin Dorsch ... set production assistant (uncredited)
Moosie Drier ... adr loop group (uncredited)
Deb Fink ... adr loop group (uncredited)
Taylor Gerrity ... assistant post-production accountant (uncredited)
Calum Grant ... adr loop group (uncredited)
Lea Gulino ... adr loop group (uncredited)
Justin Kell ... motorcycle provider (uncredited)
Brock Lohrey ... trademark & copyright team (uncredited)
David Weber ... set production assistant (uncredited)
Cole Wede ... post-production coordinator: production assets (uncredited)

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Pearl Minnie Anderson ... thank you (as Pearl)
Joe Ball ... thank you
Marti Burchell ... thank you
Bryce Edge ... thank you
Francesca ... thank you
Bob Harvey ... thank you
Jimmy Horowitz ... thank you
Chris Hufford ... thank you
Lori Killam ... thank you
Donna Langley ... thank you
John Lesher ... thanks
Bryan Lourd ... thank you
Kellie Morrison ... thank you
Bill Pohlad ... thanks
Jeff Robinov ... thank you
Roman ... thank you
Maya Rudolph ... thank you (as Maya)
Mike Simpson ... thank you
Dustin Stanton ... thank you
Roeg Sutherland ... thank you
Kevin Thompson ... thanks
Dylan Tichenor ... thanks
Harvey Weinstein ... thanks
Alan Wertheimer ... thank you
Beverly Wood ... thank you

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Plot Summary

Returning from Navy service in World War II, Freddie Quell drifts through a series of breakdowns. Finally he stumbles upon a cult which engages in exercises to clear emotions and he becomes deeply involved with them. Written by Alan Young, edit Hal Issen

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Also Known As
  • Майстер (Ukraine)
  • O Mestre (Brazil)
  • Mokytojas (Lithuania)
  • Ha'master (Israel, Hebrew title)
  • Mistrz (Poland)
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  • 138 min
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Box Office

Budget $32,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $736,311, 16 Sep 2012
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $28,258,060

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Trivia During the jail cell scene, Joaquin Phoenix breaks a real toilet. His actions were entirely improvised. Due to the historical past of the building where the scene took place, the toilet was considered "historical." Joaquin had no intentions to break the toilet, nor did he think it was possible. See more »
Goofs Although some of the nurses in the hospital scenes could have been at a V.A., the doctors could not. The V.A. is not staffed by military, and the doctors do not wear military uniforms. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Venice Film Festival 2012 (2012). See more »
Soundtracks Baton Sparks See more »
Crazy Credits After its title, this film has no further opening credits. See more »
Quotes Lancaster Dodd: If you figure a way to live without serving a master, any master, then let the rest of us know, will you? For you'd be the first person in the history of the world.
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