Poster

Darling Companion ()


Reference View | Change View


The story of a woman who loves her dog more than her husband. And then her husband loses the dog.

Director:
Reviews:

Photos and Videos

Cast

Edit
...
Beth
...
Joseph
...
Penny
...
Russell
...
Grace
...
Bryan
...
Carmen
...
Sheriff Morris
...
Ellie
...
Sam
Robert Bear ...
Possum
Casey ...
Freeway
...
Patient
Jericho Watson ...
Ethan
...
Cop
...
Burly Cop
Dina Goldman ...
Caterer
Ruben Barboza ...
Waiter
...
Waiter #2
...
Offciant (as Jon Kasdan)
Mark Robinette ...
Bandleader
Craig Miner ...
Band Member
Ryan Shupe ...
Band Member
Anne Cullimore Decker ...
Muriel
Anthony Bregman ...
Jeff
...
Deputy Chas
Jason Jensen ...
Ponytailed Runner
...
Christus
Christina Thurmond ...
Redhead
Lorry Houston ...
Co-Pilot
Jon Florence ...
Pilot
...
Hysterical Wife
Zack Phifer ...
Comforting Husband
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Devin Allen ...
Mountain Biker (uncredited)
Todd Bentley ...
Paramedic (uncredited)
...
Man on Street (uncredited)
...
Wedding Guest (uncredited)

Directed by

Edit
Lawrence Kasdan

Written by

Edit
Meg Kasdan ... (written by) &
Lawrence Kasdan ... (written by)

Produced by

Edit
Stefanie Azpiazu ... co-producer
Anthony Bregman ... producer
Lawrence Kasdan ... producer
Meg Kasdan ... executive producer
John J. Kelly ... executive producer
Andrew Peterson ... co-producer
Elizabeth Redleaf ... producer
Mark Steele ... co-producer
Christine K. Walker ... executive producer (as Christine Kunewa Walker)

Music by

Edit
James Newton Howard

Cinematography by

Edit
Michael McDonough ... director of photography

Film Editing by

Edit
Carol Littleton

Editorial Department

Edit
Pete Conlin ... post production (uncredited)
Julie Currin ... digital intermediate account executive: Next Element By Dekuxe
Julius Friede ... digital intermediate colorist: Next Element By Deluxe
Julie Garces ... first assistant editor
Jonathan Hoffman ... post production (uncredited)
Todd Korody ... digital intermediate systems engineer: Nest Element By Deluze
Adam Lingo ... editorial assistant
Christine Park ... second assistant editor
Jon Pehlke ... digital intermediate editor
Mathieu Reid ... color timer
Mark Skowronski ... digital intermediate producer: Next Elemeby By Dekuxe
Heather Goodwillie ... post production (uncredited)

Casting By

Edit
Ronna Kress

Production Design by

Edit
Dina Goldman

Art Direction by

Edit
Christopher R. DeMuri

Set Decoration by

Edit
Les Boothe

Costume Design by

Edit
Molly Maginnis

Makeup Department

Edit
Edilaine Bueno ... additional hair stylist
Gina Homan ... assistant makeup artist
Jenna Kilgrow ... additional hair stylist
Lora Laing ... key hair stylist (as Lora 'Rockets' Laing)
Edwin Matsu ... additional hair stylist (as Ed Matsu)
Lindsey Ann McDonald ... additional hair stylist
Christianna Mower ... additional hair stylist
Marina Proctor ... makeup department head
Jana Salvatori ... additional makeup artist: Germany
Stephanie Scott ... additional makeup artist
Maika Taylor ... assistant hair stylist

Production Management

Edit
Craig Ayers ... production supervisor
John J. Kelly ... unit production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

Edit
Brent Geisler ... second second assistant director
Cody Harbaugh ... second assistant director
Donald Murphy ... first assistant director

Art Department

Edit
Scott Arneman ... property assistant
Brent Astrope ... construction coordinator
Tyler Astrope ... head scenic
Burke Bowthorpe ... set dresser
Dillon Ellefson ... greens assistant
Russell Evans ... greens assistant
Cody Fairbanks ... set dresser
Ben Fox ... set dresser
Jason Haase ... art department
Matt Harris ... assistant property master
Michael T. Higgins ... leadman
Hollie Howton ... art department coordinator
Konnor Jenson ... set dresser
Gloria Murphy ... property master
Cynthia A. Neibaur ... buyer (as Cynthia Neibaur)
Lu Prickett ... set dresser
Eric Robinson ... scenic painter
Layne Robinson ... construction foreman
Jonas Sappington ... set dresser
Cordell Taylor ... greensman (as Cordell B. Taylor)
Susan Valentine ... additional buyer (as Susab K. Valentine)

Sound Department

Edit
Beau Borders ... re-recording mixer
Douglas Cameron ... sound mixer
Anne Couk ... first assistant sound editor
Stefan Fraticelli ... foley artist
Joseph L. Garrard ... boom operator
Robert Grieve ... supervising sound editor
Ryan Lukasik ... foley assistant
Ron Malligers ... foley mixer (as Ron Mellegers)
Kevin O'Connell ... re-recording mixer
Trent Richmond ... foley editor
Steve Schatz ... re-recording recordist
Kevin Schultz ... foley mixer
Danial Shimiaei ... re-recording stage engineer / sound re-recording stage engineer
John Sievert ... foley artist
Randy Wilson ... foley mixer
Rich Macar ... commentary re-recordist (uncredited)
Chris Navarro ... adr mixer (uncredited)
Joel Shryack ... co-supervising sound editor (uncredited)
Andy Stallabrass ... adr mixer (uncredited)

Special Effects by

Edit
Ben Josephsen ... special effects coordinator
Josh Josephson ... special effects assistant (as Josh Josephsen)
Josh Kielkowski ... special effects assistant

Visual Effects by

Edit
Felicia Faden ... digital artist: Gamblers Ruin
Bill Gilman ... visual effects supervisor: Gamblers Ruin
Jennifer Gonzalez ... digital artist: Gamblers Ruin
Steven J. Madonna ... digital technology support: Gamblers Ruin
Stacey Shear ... digital production manager: Gamblers Ruin (as Stacey Shear-Riera)
Naveen Shukla ... digital artist: Gamblers Ruin
Ashwin Singh ... digital artist: Gamblers Ruin
Archie Villanueva ... digital artist: Gamblers Ruin

Stunts

Edit
Jeff Danoff ... stunts
Barbara Anne Klein ... stunts
Patrick J. Statham ... stunt coordinator (as Patrick Statham) / stunts (as Patrick Statham)
Barbara Anne Klein ... stunt double: Diane Keaton (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

Edit
Douglas Arnold ... electrician
Sean Bagley ... additional grip
Ken Bailey ... director of photography: Telluride
Yelena Baykova ... additional video assist
Greg Bishop ... additional grip
Michael Black ... camera operator
Matt Broten ... additional grip (as Matt C. Broten)
Thomas Cooney ... grip
Brandon Ellsworth ... grip
David Forester ... second assistant camera
Richard Hendricks ... additional grip
Andrew Hicks ... additional grip
Ben Josephsen ... additional grip
Tracy Keele ... grip
Curt Klein ... video assist
Shawn Lacy ... additional grip (as Shawn P. Lacy)
Josh Lee ... additional electrician
Nathan D. Lee ... camera assistant
Fritz Lindbeck ... best boy electric
Mark Emery Moore ... camera operator: "a" camera (as Mark E. Moore) / steadicam operator (as Mark E. Moore)
Ryan Muirhead ... additional still photographer
Steve Olpin ... camera operator: epk
Skyler Ostler ... camera intern
Jason Painter ... first assistant camera: "a" camera (as Jason E. Painter)
Keith Putnam ... digital imaging technician
John Raymer ... additional electrician
Patrick Reddish ... camera operator: "b: camera
David 'D.R.' Rhineer ... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Greg Rhineer ... camera operator
Ian Rigby ... assistant camera: Telluride / camera assistant
Geno Salvatori ... camera operator (as Gene Salvatori)
Al Stoddard ... key grip (as Alan E. Stoddard)
Paul McKay Taylor ... second assistant camera
Charles Unice ... additional electrician (as Charles J. Unice)
Craig C. Wallace ... electrician
Jason Walser ... best boy grip
Wilson Webb ... still photographer
Garlan Wilde ... gaffer
Jason Winget ... electrician
Charlie Carr ... assistant camera (uncredited)

Animation Department

Edit
Michael Baker ... animation production manager: Super Stealth Startup
Ed Bell ... concept artist: Super Stealth Startup
Sean Buckelew ... digital ink & paint: Super Stealth Startup
John Hays ... animation producer: Super Stealth Startup / storyboard artist: Super Stealth Startup
Michael Jantze ... layout supervisor: Super Stealth Startup
Nicole Jantze ... production assistant: Super Stealth Startup
Charlene Kelley ... digital ink & paint: Super Stealth Startup
Heather McNabb ... digital ink & paint: Super Stealth Startup
Kelly McNutt ... concept artist: Super Stealth Startup
Tod Polson ... concept artist: Super Stealth Startup
Nathan Stephens ... lead compositor: Super Stealth Startup
Jan Van Buyten ... lead animator: Super Stealth Startup
Stan Webb ... additional editorial: Super Stealth Startup
Ben Zylberman ... background painter: Super Stealth Startup (as Ben Zyberman)

Casting Department

Edit
Jeff Johnson ... casting: Utah
Gayle Minkovitch-Jensen ... extras casting: Utah (as Gayle Minkevitch)
Caitlin Well ... casting assistant: Los Angeles (as Cairlin Wells)
Yun ... extras casting assistant
Tye Nelson ... casting associate: local (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

Edit
Michelle l Boucher ... set costumer (as Michelle Boucher)
Shantell Guy ... costumer
Barbara Nelson ... costumer
Jacqueline Newell ... key costumer
Kacie Seamons ... costume supervisor

Location Management

Edit
Dennis Light ... location manager
Clay Maw ... assistant location manager
Russell Nunley ... location assistant

Music Department

Edit
Doug Bernheim ... music business affairs
Ed Cherney ... score mixer / score recordist
Stuart Clark ... musician: clarinet
George Doering ... musician: guitar
Sven Faulconer ... technical score advisor
Matt Franko ... music preparation (uncredited)
John Goux ... musician: guitar
Mark Graham ... music preparation: Joann Kane Music Service
Russ Kunkel ... musician: drums
Douglas Livingston ... musician: pedal steel guitar
David Olson ... music editor
Manish Raval ... music supervisor
Matt Rollings ... musician: pianoi
Paul Smith ... music recordist
Pamela J. Sollie ... scoring coordinator
James Thatcher ... musician: horn (as Jim Thatcher)
Stuart Michael Thomas ... technical score advisor
Michael Valerio ... musician: bass (as Mike Valerio)
Matthew J. Ward ... additional score recording (as Matt Ward)
Jim Weidman ... supervising music editor
Tom Wolfe ... music supervisor
Victor Pesavento ... music preparation (uncredited)
Peter Rotter ... music contractor (uncredited)

Transportation Department

Edit
Timmie Brennan ... driver
Bryan Brown ... additional driver
Mark Colloton ... driver
Scott Currey ... driver
Sam Demke ... driver
Darrell Karren ... additional driver
Jason Kelly ... driver
Nick Larson ... additional driver
Charles Latham ... driver
Paul Lowell ... transportation co-captain (as Paul E. Lowell)
Bert Lund ... driver
Kirk Mathiesen ... additional driver
Melanie Olmstead ... driver
Brian Rainey ... driver (as Bryan Rainey)
Katherine Rainey ... driver
Matthew Serna ... driver
Rick Spidell ... driver
Rob Turner ... additional driver
Barry Tuttle ... transportation captain (as Barry J. Tuttle)
Stew Webster ... driver

Other crew

Edit
Ken Bailey ... epk producer
Amanda Becker ... executive assistant: Werc Werk Works
Carles Berot ... trailer and versions producer: advertising and promotions
Jonathan Boschan ... set production assistant
Erich Cannon ... production secretary
Aaron Carretti ... title production
Jennifer Chapman ... assistant production coordinator
Sarah Cole ... animal trainer & handler / animal trainer
Michael Collins ... production accountant
Shawn Emerson ... medic
Kathy England ... insurance broker: Taylor & Taylor
Mario Flores ... chef (as Mario G. Flores)
Mairead Gaffney ... set production assistant (as M. Mairéad)
Kelly Gilpatrick ... festival and event manager: Werc Werk Works
Judd Greener ... key set production assistant
Matt Hagen ... accounting: Werc Werk Works
Meg Halsey ... travel and cast secretary
Paul Hammond ... commentary
Doug Harris ... controller: Werc Werk Works
Stephanie Heaton ... assistant: Ms. Keaton
Kipling Hicks ... production coordinator
Matthew Jensen ... chef
Kathleen Jorgenson ... banking services
Jill Klekas ... production office assistant
Dorothy Kovar ... banking services
Erica Kram ... commentary coordinator
Stuart Lake ... assistant: Mr. Redleaf and Ms. Walker
Kristin Ludwin ... script supervisor
Krystal Mathiesen ... first assistant accountant
Kris Maxfield ... medic
Alex McCullough ... production assistant: Telluride
Geoff McFetridge ... title designer: Champion Graphics
Jeff Midgley ... set medic
Jennifer 'Iffer' Mitchell ... craft service (as Iffer Mitchell)
Rachel Moceri ... set production assistant
Michael Moon ... medic
Paul Reugner ... caterer
Rebecca R. Ryan ... second assistant accountant (as Rebecca Ryan)
Cesar Sanchez ... chef
Geoffrey Sass ... chief marketing officer: Werc Werk Works (as Geoff Sass)
Greg D. Schmidt ... assistant: Mr. and Mrs. Kasdan
Alice Smith ... craft service assistant
Joan Smith ... extras payroll accountant
Guin Solomon ... animal trainer (as Guin Dill)
Steve Solomon ... animal trainer (as Steve M. Soloman)
Demian Spilsbury ... chef
Ben Weintraub ... assistant: Mr. Bregman (as Benjamin Weintraub)
Ronald 'Woody' Woods ... set security
Mariko Yoshimura-Rank ... office coordinator: Werc Werk Works
Randall Castillo ... production assistant (uncredited)
Larry Filion ... stand-in (uncredited)
Billy Holden ... photo double: Sam Shepard (uncredited)
Angella Joy ... double: Diane Keaton (uncredited)
Andrew Kim ... post-production support (uncredited)
Natasha Shumny ... post facilities coordinator (uncredited)
Joanne Valdez ... stand-in (uncredited)

Thanks

Edit
Mickell Smith ... thanks

Production Companies

Edit

Distributors

Edit

Special Effects

Edit

Other Companies

Edit

Storyline

Edit
Plot Summary

Mother and daughter, Beth and Grace, find a bedraggled dog on the side of the freeway. Taking it home and rescuing it, the dog helps Grace meet a man. But Beth's husband, Joseph, hates the dog and just might cause even more friction in their marriage. While at their remote cabin for a weekend wedding with family, Joseph loses the dog and Beth isn't going home until they find it. With help from their nephew, Joseph's sister, her new boyfriend, and their psychic gypsy maid, the family search high and low for the missing dog and in the process find that they also need to mend their own relationships. Written by napierslogs

Plot Keywords
Genres
Parents Guide View content advisory »
Certification

Additional Details

Edit
Also Known As
  • Freeway et nous (France)
  • Darling Companion - Ein Hund fürs Leben (Germany)
  • ¡Por fin solos! (Spain)
  • Querido Companheiro (Brazil)
  • Ατίθαση συντροφιά (Greece)
  • See more »
Runtime
  • 103 min
Official Sites
Country
Language
Color
Aspect Ratio
Sound Mix
Filming Locations

Box Office

Opening Weekend United States $39,962, 22 Apr 2012

Did You Know?

Edit
Trivia The name of the stray dog portrayed by Casey that was found and lost was "Freeway". See more »
Goofs Towards the end of the film they take off in one type of aircraft but land in another totally different type after forcing the aircraft to return having spotted Freeway from it. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Episode dated 9 April 2012 (2012). See more »
Soundtracks Thing Called Love See more »
Quotes Beth: You know more about your patients than you do about your own family.
See more »

Contribute to This Page


Recently Viewed