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To Be Takei ()


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A look at the many roles played by eclectic actor/activist George Takei, whose wit, humor and grace have helped him to become an internationally beloved figure and Internet phenomenon with 7-million Facebook fans and counting.

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Tom Ammiano ...
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Antonio Brown ...
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Jay Kuo
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Norman Mineta ...
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Lorenzo Thione
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Jimi Yamaichi

Directed by

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Jennifer M. Kroot

Produced by

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Gerry Kim ... producer
Jennifer M. Kroot ... producer
Mayuran Tiruchelvam ... producer

Music by

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Michael Hearst

Cinematography by

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Christopher Million

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Shane King ... (addtional editing)
Bill Weber

Editorial Department

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Joel Carter ... assistant editor
Jesse Spencer ... additional editor

Makeup Department

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Galaxy San Juan ... key makeup artist

Sound Department

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Ada Douglass ... sound mixer
Jim Granato ... sound recordist: additional
Lora Hirschberg ... sound edit & mix
Shane King ... sound recordist
Scott Levine ... digital editorial services
Keith Nolan ... sound mixer
Bonnie Wild ... assistant re-recording mixer
Nikolas Zasimczuk ... sound mixer

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Giacomo Belletti ... additional cinematogrpher
Matt Bockelman ... additional cinematographer
Kelly Duda ... photographer
Saro Varjabedian ... additional cinematographer

Animation Department

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Jim Gaines ... animation director

Other crew

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Nadja Mark ... Fundraising and Development Consultant
Chad Mathis ... legal services
Chris Perez ... production counsel (as Christopher L. Perez)

Thanks

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Brock DeShane ... thanks
Kelly Duda ... thanks

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Plot Summary

From outer space to Capitol Hill, from the silver screen to YouTube, the legendary George Takei has blazed his own trail while conquering new frontiers with a beaming trademark grin. Oh, my! To Be Takei is a look at the many roles played by eclectic 77-year-old actor/activist George Takei. His wit, humor and grace have helped him to become an internationally beloved figure and Internet phenomenon with 7-million Facebook fans and counting. The film offers unprecedented access to the daily life of George and his husband/business partner Brad and chronicles George's fascinating personal journey from Japanese American internment camp to his iconic and groundbreaking role as Sulu on "Star Trek," and his rise as an pop culture icon. Written by Official site

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Taglines A star's trek for life, liberty and love. See more »
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Also Known As
  • The George Takei Documentary Project
  • George Takeis liv och kärlek (Sweden)
  • Takei: Mi az irány, kapitány? (Hungary)
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  • 94 min
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Box Office

Opening Weekend United States $1,194, 19 Sep 2014

Did You Know?

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Movie Connections Features Playhouse 90 (1956). See more »
Soundtracks Theme From 'A Summer Place' See more »
Quotes George Takei: Oh, well what do you know? There's a billboard with Bill Shatner and he's got this tape over his mouth... as well there should be.
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