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After his children's science show is canceled, Goodman Hesselman tries to start over with a new show in a little TV market - also a portal to the supernatural world.

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Cast

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Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
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Alice
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Yvonne Hesselman
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Mendelson
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Goodman Hesselman
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Man in Black Parka
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Bill Senior
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Dave
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Acton, Ellis & Currer
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Annabelle Rope-Stengler, CRS
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Kitty
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Diane
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Bobby Age 16
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Young Host
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Mellencamp
Marie Mullen ...
Dagmar
Luke Westerfield ...
David
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Kip
Kyle Martinez ...
School Bully
Ethan Hesson ...
Young Bobby
Chevy Lamont Cofield ...
Jamie (uncredited)

Directed by

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Charlie Kaufman

Written by

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Charlie Kaufman ... ()

Produced by

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Anthony Bregman ... executive producer
Charlie Kaufman ... executive producer
Chrisann Verges ... producer

Music by

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Bobby Johnston

Cinematography by

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Christopher Blauvelt

Film Editing by

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Robert Frazen

Editorial Department

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Scott Fox ... colorist: dailies
Alexander C. Martin ... dailies technician: Mobilabs
Eric Uguet De Resayre ... post-production assistant

Casting By

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Nicole Abellera
Tara Feldstein ... casting director: North Carolina
Jeanne McCarthy
Chase Paris ... casting director: North Carolina

Production Design by

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Molly Hughes

Costume Design by

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Melissa Toth

Production Management

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J. David Brightbill ... unit production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Casey Mako ... second assistant director
Scott Oberholzer ... second second assistant director (as Scott 'Sabre' Oberholzer)
Susan E. Walter ... first assistant director

Art Department

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Shane Forbes Bates ... set dresser (uncredited)
Peter Battistelli ... construction coordinator
Timmy Booth ... art department production assistant
D. Tobias Denney ... on set dresser
John France ... leadman
Schuyler Grimsman ... art department coordinator
Raymond Henri ... set dresser
Jeffrey A. Hughes ... set dresser
Todd B. Lawson ... construction shop foreman
Alicia Lowe ... construction data wrangler
Paul Markovich ... graphic design assist
Mitchell Martishius ... stand-by propmaker
Alton McClellan ... charge scenic
Bryan Staerkel ... set dresser (pilot)
Ralph Woollaston ... construction general foreman

Sound Department

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Timothy Cargioli ... boom operator
Chris Philp ... re-recording mixer
John Skoglund ... sound mixer
Greg Stacy ... supervising sound editor

Visual Effects by

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Andrew J. Bly ... visual effects executive producer: The Molecule
Audra Coulombe ... associate visual effects producer
Luke DiTommaso ... visual effects supervisor: The Molecule
Charlotta Forssman ... visual effects producer
Chris Healer ... visual effects supervisor: The Molecule
David Isyomin ... visual effects supervisor: & Company
Henry Langstraat ... visual effects producer
Michael Nikitin ... compositor
Victoria Penzes ... compositor
Matthew T. Perry ... compositor / digital compositor
Mark Russell ... visual effects supervisor
Joshua Sacavage ... visual effects coordinator

Stunts

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Dino Muccio ... stunt coordinator
Haley Nott ... utility stunts

Camera and Electrical Department

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Sean Goller ... digital imaging technician
Albert Hedgepeth ... video assist
Chris Jadick ... rigging gaffer
Marshall Johnson ... second assistant camera
Roy Knauf ... second assistant camera
Dean Labossiere ... electrician
Travis Middaugh ... rigging electric
R. Michael Sasser ... rigging grip
Jeff Wallace ... lighting console programmer: pilot

Casting Department

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Dylan Jury ... casting associate

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Cameron Doyle ... costume supervisor
Victor M. Giarrusso ... key costumer
Sarah Lind ... costume coordinator
Pamela Miller ... set costumer

Location Management

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Mateo Arnold ... Key Assistant Location Manager
Michael L. Kuhn ... location scout
J.C. Salter ... location assistant
London Stewart ... location manager

Music Department

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Jim Schultz ... music editor
Cary Stacy ... assistant music editor

Transportation Department

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Edwin Bowden ... transportation captain (as Edwin Bowden Jr.)
Randall Pickett ... driver

Other crew

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Kc Allison ... travel coordinator
Tammy Arnold ... dialect coach
Laura Bartlett ... studio teacher
Alyssa Bauman ... stand-in
Dana Brancato ... assistant production coordinator
Robert Gregory Cole ... stand in: john hawkes
Sadie Paige DeRosa ... set production assistant (as Sadie Paige Barton)
Tim Honiball ... first assistant accountant
Corey L. Howard ... key set production assistant
Curt Ingram ... production accountant
Peter Johnston ... production assistant
Michael McKay ... set production assistant
Kierke Panisnick ... assistant to producer: pre production
Aaron Lee Syrett ... film commissioner
Zack Torres ... production assistant
Georgia Vaughn ... production coordinator (as Georgia M.R. Dawson)
Allison Zelasney ... assistant: Chrisann Verges

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Special Effects

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