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Inherent Vice ()


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In 1970, drug-fueled Los Angeles private investigator Larry "Doc" Sportello investigates the disappearance of a former girlfriend.

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  • Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 15 wins & 96 nominations.
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Sortilège
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Shasta Fay Hepworth
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Larry "Doc" Sportello
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Denis
Taylor Bonin ...
Ensenada Slim
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Aunt Reet
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Lt. Det. Christian F. "Bigfoot" Bjornsen
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Michael Z. Wolfmann
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Sloane Wolfmann
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Petunia Leeway
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Dr. Buddy Tubeside
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Tariq Khalil
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Jade
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Bambi
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Glenn Charlock
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Sauncho Smilax, Esq
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News Reporter
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Hope Harlingen
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Coy Harlingen
Vivienne Khaledi ...
Amethyst Harlingen
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Luz (as Yvette Yates)
Andrew Simpson ...
Riggs Warbling
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Cop with Bigfoot
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Deputy D.A. Penny Kimball
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Agent Flatweed
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Agent Borderline
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Burke Stodger (archiveFootage)
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Chlorinda
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Smedley
The Growlers ...
The Boards
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Clancy Charlock (as Michelle Sinclair)
Alina Gatti ...
Howdy Doper's Phone Voice (voice)
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Xandra
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Dr. Rudy Blatnoyd, D.D.S.
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Japonica Fenway
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LAPD Officer #1
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LAPD Officer #2
Emmet Unverzagt ...
Bigfoot's Kid
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Dr. Threeply
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Dr. Lily Hammer
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Dr. Threeply's Assistant #1 (as Eva Simone Fisher)
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Dr. Threeply's Assistant #2
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Kimberly
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Dr. Igor
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Puck Beaverton
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Mrs. Chastity Bjornsen
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Rhus Frothingham
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Adrian Prussia
Shannon C. Sullivan ...
Adrian Prussia's Secretary
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Crocker Fenway
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Golden Fang Mother
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Golden Fang Daughter
Liam Van Joosten ...
Golden Fang Son
Matt Doyle ...
Golden Fang Father
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Buddhist Monk
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Bodhi
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Zinnia
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Jesus Guard (uncredited)
Jacqueline Ash ...
Chryskolodon Nurse (uncredited)
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Patient (uncredited)
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Patient (uncredited)
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Police Officer (uncredited)
Gregoer Boru ...
Recording Tech (uncredited)
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Beach Girl (uncredited)
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Harmony (uncredited)
Stu Brumbaugh ...
Groupie (uncredited)
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Commando (uncredited)
Seth Cash ...
Detective (uncredited)
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Patient (uncredited)
Emma Cooper ...
Groupie (uncredited)
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Tariq (uncredited)
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Patient (uncredited)
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Jesus Guard (uncredited)
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Judge (uncredited)
Jenna Emery ...
Groupie (uncredited)
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Beach Girl (uncredited)
Al Function ...
Biker (uncredited)
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Flight Attendant (uncredited)
Laura Kranz Galvan ...
Chryskylodon Patient (uncredited)
Lauren Goncher ...
Dental Assistant (uncredited)
Ellen Ho ...
Chinese Waitress (uncredited)
Jessica Huss ...
Speed Freak (uncredited)
Raiden Integra ...
Patient (uncredited)
Dallas James ...
Auto Mechanic (uncredited)
Christopher Karl Johnson ...
Mr. Robinson (uncredited)
Timothy Lally ...
Commando (uncredited)
Adeana Lane ...
Beach Girl (uncredited)
Kira Legg ...
Groupie (uncredited)
Tracy Ann Lisa ...
District Attorney (uncredited)
Blue LoLan ...
Patient (uncredited)
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Chief Chanter (uncredited)
Jacob Lyman ...
Mormon FBI Agent (uncredited)
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Flight Attendant (uncredited)
Emilee Madrak ...
Groupie (uncredited)
Sophia Markov ...
Amethyst Harlingen (uncredited)
Victoria Markov ...
Amethyst Harlingen (uncredited)
Kirstin Masters ...
Dental Assistant (uncredited)
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Self (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Commando (uncredited)
Brook Power ...
Hippie girl (uncredited)
Rodney J. Richards ...
Adrian Prussia Friend (uncredited)
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Groupie (uncredited)
Philip Ruiz ...
Hippie in Commune (uncredited)
Osamu Saito ...
Japanese waiter Kenichiro (uncredited)
Joel Shock ...
Police officer (uncredited)
Matthew Skomo ...
Detective (uncredited)
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Groupie (uncredited)
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Lourdes (uncredited)
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Chanter (uncredited)
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Attorney (uncredited)
Michael Twombley ...
Biker (uncredited)
Steven Wiig ...
Portola Barkeep (uncredited)
Daniel Yobaccio ...
Patient (uncredited)

Directed by

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Paul Thomas Anderson

Written by

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Paul Thomas Anderson ... (written for the screen by)
 
Thomas Pynchon ... (based on the novel by)

Produced by

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Paul Thomas Anderson ... producer
Eli Bush ... co-producer
Albert Chi ... co-producer
Daniel Lupi ... producer
Steven Mnuchin ... executive producer
Scott Rudin ... executive producer
JoAnne Sellar ... producer
Adam Somner ... executive producer

Music by

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Jonny Greenwood

Cinematography by

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Robert Elswit ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Leslie Jones

Editorial Department

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Don Capoferri ... film dailies colorist
Mo Henry ... negative cutter
Andy Jurgensen ... first assistant editor
Cortney Lynn Kammerer ... post-production coordinator
Dan Muscarella ... color timer
Jason Pelham ... digital intermediate producer
Greg Peskay ... video dailies colorist
Kostas Theodosiou ... digital intermediate colorist
Eric 'Woody' Wood ... digital intermediate editor
Gabriel Diaz ... post-production assistant (uncredited)
Brian Gee ... Fotokem Assistant Editor (uncredited)
Andrew Hegele ... marketing editor (uncredited)
Afnahn Khan ... post production executive (uncredited)
Daniel Sessoms ... nextlab operator (uncredited)
Christina E. Wasell ... dailies producer (uncredited)
Tim Weyers ... post-production coordinator (uncredited)

Casting By

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Cassandra Kulukundis

Production Design by

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David Crank

Art Direction by

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Ruth De Jong

Set Decoration by

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Amy Wells

Costume Design by

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Mark Bridges

Makeup Department

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Patricia Dehaney ... key hair stylist (as Patricia Dehaney-Le May)
Anthony Gordon ... additional makeup artist
Roxane Griffin ... key hair stylist
Miia Kovero ... hair department head
Valli O'Reilly ... additional makeup artist
Susan Stepanian ... key makeup artist
Gigi Williams ... makeup department head
David Beneke ... dental prosthetics (uncredited)
Kymber Blake ... makeup artist (uncredited)
Gina Bonacquisti ... additional hair (uncredited)
Crystal M. Cook ... additional hair (uncredited)
Nikki Smith ... additional hair stylist (uncredited)

Production Management

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Erica Frauman ... post-production supervisor
Karen Ruth Getchell ... production supervisor
Daniel Lupi ... unit production manager
Kelley Smith-Wait ... executive in charge of production (uncredited)

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

Art Department

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Phil Barnes ... painter
William Beavers Jr. ... prop maker (as William G. Beavers Jr.)
Jennifer R. Blair ... additional art department coordinator
Matthew Cavaliero ... property master
Rick Chinelli ... additional set dresser
Chad R. Davis ... on-set dresser
Anthony DiPanni ... laborer
Doug Dow ... labor foreman
Michael Edwards ... prop maker
Grecgonio Galicia-Pimentel ... prop maker
Jose Garibay ... additional property assistant
John Kaiser ... laborer
Tyler Kettenburg ... set dresser
Marcus Larsen ... painter
Stephen Lauritzen ... set dresser
Aaron Lillard ... prop maker
Marco Lopez ... set dresser
Sean Lyons ... lead scenic
Conner McKinley ... art department coordinator
John Micheletos ... leadman
James Mize ... prop maker
Paul Mugavero ... additional set dresser
Michael A. Murray Jr. ... set dresser
Thomas A. O'Conor ... prop maker (as Tom O'Conor)
Anthony D. Parrillo ... set designer (as Anthony Parillo)
Lars Petersen ... construction coordinator
Kim Richey ... assistant property master
Jonathan Robertson ... prop-maker
Jill Rolie-December ... buyer
Nicholas Rymond ... gang boss (as Nick Raymond)
Dorothy Street ... additional graphics
Richard Suarez ... gang boss
John L. Sullivan ... key prop maker (as John Sullivan)
Nandor Szilagy ... additional set dresser
Karen Teneyck ... graphic designer
Steven C. Voll ... general foreman
Jeremy Cisneros ... set dresser (uncredited)
Penelope Franco Gilmore ... set dresser: day player (uncredited)
Leslie Ross ... stand by painter (uncredited)
Josh Webb ... set dresser (uncredited)

Sound Department

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David Acord ... re-recording mixer: Skywalker Sound
Kevin Bolen ... mix technician: Skywalker Sound
Kelly Doran ... utility sound technician
Luke Dunn Gielmuda ... sound effects editor: Skywalker Sound
Coya Elliott ... first assistant sound editor: Skywalker Sound
Andrea Gard ... foley artist: Skywalker Sound
John Pritchett ... sound mixer
Richard Quinn ... dialogue supervisor: Skywalker Sound
Frank Rinella ... foley artist: Skywalker Sound / foley supervisor: Skywalker Sound
David M. Roberts ... boom operator (as Dave Roberts)
Christopher Scarabosio ... re-recording mixer: Skywalker Sound / sound designer: Skywalker Sound / supervising sound editor: Skywalker Sound
Brad Semenoff ... dialogue editor: Skywalker Sound
Tony Sereno ... mix technician: Skywalker Sound
Steve Slanec ... dialogue editor: Skywalker Sound
Doug Winningham ... foley editor:Skywalker Sound (as Dug Winningham)
Matthew Wood ... supervising sound editor: Skywalker Sound
Scott Levine ... digital editorial services (uncredited)
Jordan O'Neill ... datasat sound mastering engineer (uncredited)
David Peifer ... digital editorial services (uncredited)
Ryan Young ... adr recordist (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Steve Cremin ... special effects coordinator
Bart Dion ... special effects coordinator

Visual Effects by

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Rachel Berry ... visual effects producer: Crazy Horse Effects
Christina Graff ... visual effects producer: Crazy Horse Effects
Paul Graff ... visual effects supervisor: Crazy Horse Effects
Whitman Lindstrom ... matte painter: Crazy Horse Effects
Blake Loyd ... lead compositor: Craxy Horse Effects
Luke McDonald ... digital effects supervisor: Crazy Horse Effects
Aryel Melek-Shalom ... lead cg effects artist: Crazy Horse Effects
Steven Messing ... matte painter: Crazy Horse Effects
Brian Sales ... compositing supervisor: Crazy Horse Effects
Rene Simen ... visual effects artist
Christina Spring ... compositor: Crazy Horse Effects
Robert Stromberg ... matte painter: Crazy Horse Effects
Christian Zeiler ... compositor: Crazy Horse Effects
Sreyans Bardia ... visual effects head of production: BOTVFX (uncredited)
Tristan M. Child ... visual effects production assistant (uncredited)
Kyle Dutton ... visual effects coordinator: Crazy Horse Effects (uncredited)
Hetal Jain ... visual effects producer: BOTVFX (uncredited)
Anne Putnam Kolbe ... visual effects executive (uncredited)
Prakash Pathak ... production and technical support (uncredited)
Sharon Perl-Collins ... visual effects accountant (uncredited)
Tessa Roehl ... visual effects coordinator: Crazy Horse Effects (uncredited)

Stunts

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Jeremy Fry ... stunt performer
Benjamin Hoffman ... stunt performer
Dennis Keiffer ... stunt performer
Tom McComas ... stunt performer
Rick Miller ... stunt performer
Jim Palmer ... stunts
Kenny Richards ... stunt performer
Jimmy N. Roberts ... stunt performer (as Jimmy Nelson Roberts)
Myke Schwartz ... stunt coordinator
Wesley Scott ... stunt performer
Monty L. Simons ... stunt performer (as Monty Simons)
Mark Aaron Wagner ... stunt performer
Eric Linden ... stunts (uncredited)
Mark Aaron Wagner ... stunt driver (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Colin Anderson ... steadicam operator
Michael Bauman ... chief lighting technician
Mike Bonnaud ... rigging gaffer
Raynee Borchardt ... additional grip
Erik L. Brown ... first assistant camera
Alejandro J. Castillo ... lighting technician (as Alex Castillo)
Joe Chouchanian ... best boy grip
Thomas M. Dangcil ... additional lighting technician (as Tommy Dangcil)
Donald D. Davidson ... rigging best boy (as Donny Dean Davidson)
Jeff DeLucia ... additional rigging electrician
Danny Durr ... lighting technician
Jamie Franta ... grip
David Goldsmith ... video assist (as David 'Goldy' Goldsmith)
Nicholas Kirsten ... grip (as Nick Kirsten)
Jeff Kunkel ... key grip (as Jeffrey Sherman Kunkel)
T. Sano Kwong ... additional grip
Frankie Martinez ... additional lighting technician
Dan McMahon ... additional lighting technician
Alaina McManus ... additional film loader
Matthew Mebane ... film loader
Luis Moreno ... lighting technician
John P. Morris ... additional best boy grip
Fred Michael Palluzzi ... rigging electrician (as Fred Paluzzi)
Brad Rea ... dolly grip
Andrew Taylor ... additional grip
Aaron Ali Tichenor ... second assistant camera (as Aaron Tichenor)
Michael Tolochko ... assistant chief lighting technician
Wilson Webb ... still photographer
Ryan Creasy ... camera intern (uncredited)
Steven Cueva ... first assistant camera: "b" camera (uncredited)
Rusty Davis ... grip (uncredited)
Twojay Dhillon ... additional steadicam operator: day player (uncredited)
Glen Evans ... grip (uncredited)
Mike Gerzevitz ... rigging electrician (uncredited)
Douglas Huete-Soto ... lighting technician (uncredited)
Steve Irwin ... video playback supervisor (uncredited)
Hugh McCallum ... additional grip (uncredited)
Mike Morales ... grip (uncredited)
Adam Neas ... grip (uncredited)
Sean Roberts ... electrician (uncredited)
Michael J. Schwartz ... rigging electrician (uncredited)
Brian Udoff ... additional film loader (uncredited)
Michael Witczak ... rigging electrician (uncredited)

Casting Department

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John Barba ... casting assistant
Tracy Dixon ... extras casting
Joseph Hicks ... extras casting
David Kramer ... extras casting
Aaron Moskal ... extras casting

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Paul Black ... background costumer
Wendy M. Craig ... costume supervisor
Dorothy Crutcher ... additional costumer
Laurel Frushour ... costumer
Kelly Gregson ... additional costumer
Demetricus Holloway ... costumer
Felicia Leilani Jarvis ... background costumer (as Felicia Jarvis)
Kristen Kopp ... assistant costume designer
Janis Mekaelian ... costumer
Grace Pyke ... key costumer
Hayley Stuppel ... set costumer
Salbi Tarinian ... additional costumer
Jennifer Wolf ... background costumer
Lola Bullion Chambers ... costumer (uncredited)
Jillian K. Clark ... wardrobe assistant (uncredited)
Sahar Halabi ... set costumer (uncredited)
Claire Marie Lere ... costume assistant (uncredited)
Beth Miller ... wardrobe assistant (uncredited)
Lisa Wong ... background costumer (uncredited)

Location Management

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Scott Fitzgerald ... key location manager
Kalif Fuller ... additional locations (as Kalif M. Fuller)
Brandon Galvan ... additional locations
Jeffrey A. Hunter ... assistant location manager (as Jeff Hunter)
Joshua Zev Nathan ... additional locations
Robert Paulsen ... key location manager
Larry Ring ... location manager
Jacob M. Torres ... assistant location manager (as Jacob Torres)
Chelsea Wehner ... location administrator
Brad Bell ... assistant location manager (uncredited)
Alex Kivlen ... assistant location manager (uncredited)
Ed Portillo ... location site rep (uncredited)

Music Department

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John Barrett ... score recordist
Shye Ben-Tzur ... musician: flute
Linda Cohen ... music supervisor
Clive Deamer ... musician: drums (as Clive Deemer)
Colin Greenwood ... musician: bass
Jonny Greenwood ... musician: all other instruments / orchestrator
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra ... score performed by
Graeme Stewart ... additional score mixer / additional score recordist / music editor: Skywalker Sound / score mixer / score recordist
Robert Ziegler ... additional orchestrator / conductor: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Jon Alexander ... assistant score engineer (uncredited)
Michael Z. Gordon ... provider: original music (uncredited)
Graeme Stewart ... score producer (uncredited)
Andrew Townend ... music copyist (uncredited)

Script and Continuity Department

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Jillian Giacomini ... script supervisor

Transportation Department

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Curt Attaway ... transportation
Deidre Backs ... dot liaison
David Barraza ... transportation
Ted Basso ... transportation
Sultan Batayneh ... transportation
Robert Chestnut ... transportation co-captain
Anthony A. Devito ... transportation (as Anthony DeVito)
Larry Fee ... transportation (as Larry C. Fee)
Don Haggerty ... transportation (as Donald Haggerty)
Kenneth L. Hardman ... transportation (as Kenneth Hardman)
Harold C. Lacy Jr. ... transportation (as Haold 'Bud' Lacy Jr.)
Marco Lupi ... transportation
John Magoo McGivern ... transportation (as John McGivern)
Victor Moore ... transportation
Michael A. Moreno ... transportation (as Michael Moreno)
Larry Motes ... transportation
John Peters ... transportation
Mike Phillips ... transportation (as Michael Phillips)
William Powell ... transportation (as Bill Powell)
Chris Raines ... transportation captain
Jerry T. Stroh ... transportation (as Jerry Stroh)
Paul E. Stroh ... transportation coordinator (as Paul Stroh)
Richard Womelduff ... transportation
Terry Woodcock ... transportation
Marc Lipman ... production driver (uncredited)
Michael Santana ... production driver (uncredited)

Additional Crew

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Tom Ajar ... process projectionist
Claire Atiee ... production assistant
Kristine Bochum ... second assistant accountant (as Kristine M. Bochum)
Melissa Bosco-Laude ... set production assistant (as Melissa Bosco)
Robert Caballero ... construction medic
Skye Caruso ... post production chef / production assistant
Demelza Cronin ... production coordinator
Peter De Jong ... production assistant
Gabriel Diaz ... production assistant
Sandra L. Dixon ... second assistant accountant (as Sandra Dixon)
Alina Gatti ... set production assistant
Dominique Jaramillo ... on set medic
Genghis Jorgensen ... set production assistant
Cortney Lynn Kammerer ... assistant: Joanne Sellar
Wayne Lamkay ... additional accounting
Kimberly Lay ... production assistant
Brandon Linville ... first assistant accountant
Andrew Meyers ... production assistant
Jeff Overfield ... set production assistant
Ellen Philips ... production assistant
Sally Potters ... assistant production coordinator (as Sally Jean Potters)
Deborah Ricketts ... footage researcher
Rafael Sanz ... key set production assistant (as Rafael Sanz Jimenez)
Desmond Smith ... craft service
Kelly A. Snyder ... production accountant
Aaron Walrod ... payroll accountant
David Acord ... loop group (uncredited)
Nadeem Ashayer ... set production assistant (uncredited)
Kathryn Boyd Brolin ... assistant: key talent (uncredited)
Sam Carmichael ... production management trainee: Warner Bros (uncredited)
Colin Greten ... assistant: Scott Rudin (uncredited)
Eliot John Hagen ... production assistant (uncredited)
Samantha Hatch ... additional set production assistant (uncredited)
Fernando Lara ... production assistant (uncredited)
Brian K. Lee ... production assistant (uncredited)
Blake Levy ... production (uncredited)
Robert Nyerges ... set production assistant (uncredited)
Scott Parker ... post-production accountant (uncredited)
Griffin Pocock ... set production assistant (uncredited)
Margaret Richey ... support staff (uncredited)
Joseph Slomka ... color scientist (uncredited)

Thanks

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Jack Anderson ... thank you (as Jack)
Lucille Anderson ... thank you (as Lu)
Minnie Ida Anderson ... dedicatee (as Ida)
Pearl Minnie Anderson ... thank you (as Pearl)
Joe Ball ... thank you
Ed Begley Jr. ... thank you
Bryce Edge ... thank you
Megan Ellison ... thank you
Bella Feinstein ... thank you
Madison Feinstein ... thank you
Francesca ... thank you
Gary Goetzman ... thank you
Joanne Gough ... thank you (as Aunt Jojo)
Paul Gough ... thank you (as Uncle Paul)
Melanie Jackson ... thank you
Ken Johnson ... thank you
Lori Killam ... thank you
John Mills ... thank you
Kelly Novak ... thank you
Andrew Oran ... thank you
Elliot Roberts ... thank you
Roman ... thank you
Maya Rudolph ... thank you (as Maya)
Dustin Stanton ... thank you
Christina Wright ... thank you

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

During the psychedelic 60s and 70s Larry "Doc" Sportello is surprised by his former girlfriend and her plot for her billionaire boyfriend, his wife, and her boyfriend. A plan for kidnapping gets shaken up by the oddball characters entangled in this groovy kidnapping romp based upon the novel by Thomas Pynchon. Written by bignicknasty97

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Taglines Love usually leads to trouble. See more »
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Also Known As
  • L.A. Vice (Japan, English title)
  • Inherent Vice - Natürliche Mängel (Germany)
  • Puro vicio (Spain)
  • Vicio propio (Uruguay)
  • Žmogiška silpnybe (Lithuania)
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Runtime
  • 148 min
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Box Office

Budget $20,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $2,773,260, 24 Feb 2015
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $14,710,975

Did You Know?

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Trivia Reese Witherspoon filmed all of her scenes in four days. Writer and director Paul Thomas Anderson loved working with her so much that he and Joaquin Phoenix, who famously worked with Witherspoon in Walk the Line (2005), began talking with Witherspoon about possibly changing the story so that her character would be around more. However, ultimately the actress convinced the two that it wouldn't be a good idea, something that in retrospect Anderson agrees with. See more »
Goofs Dr. Blatnoyd's office cannot possibly be in a large corner room with large windows on both sides based on the exterior shot of the Golden Fang building. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Martin Short/Gabrielle Union/Mary J. Blige (2014). See more »
Soundtracks Dreamin' On a Cloud See more »
Crazy Credits After the credits roll, the end caption is the opening inscription from Pynchon's novel, Inherent Vice: "Under the Paving-Stones, the Beach!" - Graffito, Paris, May 1968 See more »
Quotes Sortilège: [narrating] Inherent vice in a maritime insurance policy is anything that you can't avoid. Eggs break, chocolate melts, glass shatters, and Doc wondered what that meant when it applied to ex-old ladies.
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