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In Dubious Battle ()


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An activist gets caught up in the labor movement for farm workers in California during the 1930s.

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Jim
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Mac
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London
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Lisa
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Edie
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Vera
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Dr. Burton
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Frank the Foreman
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Mr. Anderson
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Al
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Dan
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Bolton
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Joy
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Vinnie
Julian De Niro ...
Billy
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Sheriff
Aidan Cole Mitchell ...
Boy (as Aiden Cole)
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Burke
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Sutton
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Whit
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Deputy (as Greg Chandler)
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Desperate Woman
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Keller
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Alice
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Eddie
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Paul
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Simmons
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Ethel
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Connor
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Lola
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Thompson
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Mrs. Thompson
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Thompson Child
Allie Gallerani ...
Nurse May
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Man in Crowd (as Don Alan King)
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Outhouse User
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Patient
Dan Chandler ...
Picker #1
Robert Bright ...
Picker #2
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Picker #3
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Picketer
Coby Batty ...
Tramp
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Woman #1
Mickie Banyas ...
Woman #2
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Angry Man
John Gilbert ...
Masked Man #2
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Masked Man #3
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jason Amling ...
Mason (uncredited)
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Farm Boy (uncredited)
Pamela Athens ...
Smoking Apple Picker (uncredited)
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Apple Picker (uncredited)
Kimberly Battista ...
Townsperson (uncredited)
Wayne Beauchamp ...
Train Engineer (uncredited)
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Doris (uncredited)
DuRa Brown ...
Farm Worker (uncredited)
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Activist (uncredited)
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Ray Nolan (uncredited)
Jameson Jamey Copeland ...
Apple Picker (uncredited)
Sasha Dadvar ...
Apple Picker (uncredited)
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Bolton's Deputy (uncredited)
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Immigrant Apple Picker (uncredited)
Francis Dobrisky ...
Bolton's Men (uncredited)
Payson Durant ...
Townsperson (uncredited)
Raul Espericueta ...
Apple Picker (uncredited)
Chris Ferera ...
Apple Picker (uncredited)
Frank Francisco ...
Apple Picker (uncredited)
Logan Gatza ...
Apple Farmer Boy (uncredited)
Cory J. Grace ...
Sam the Lean Face Picker (uncredited)
Anthony B. Harris ...
Bolton's Driver / Apple Picker (uncredited)
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Picker (uncredited)
P.E. Ingraham ...
Apple Picker (uncredited)
Billy James ...
Apple Picker (uncredited)
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Apple Picker (uncredited)
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Apple Picker (uncredited)
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Deputy (uncredited)
Kyle Kohlman ...
Apple Picker (uncredited)
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Apple Picker (uncredited)
Brandon Scott McCall ...
Scab (uncredited)
Israel Medrano ...
Apple Picker (uncredited)
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Migrant Worker (uncredited)
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Migrant Worker (uncredited)
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Upsacle Townsman (uncredited)
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Apple Picker (uncredited)
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Apple Picker (uncredited)
Mike Sibley ...
Wealthy Townsman (uncredited)
Brent Sielaff ...
Apple picker (uncredited)
Wil Smith ...
Townsman (uncredited)
Carlo St. James ...
Apple Farmer (uncredited)
Casey Stewart ...
Apple Picker (uncredited)
Randy Jo Stewart ...
Apple Picker (uncredited)
Riley S. Stewart ...
Apple Picker (uncredited)
James Strecker ...
Apple Picker (uncredited)
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Deputy (uncredited)
Bret Thompson ...
Apple Picker (uncredited)
Sarai Tinck ...
Apple Picker (uncredited)
David Vandergriff ...
Bolton's Man (uncredited)
Will Violette ...
Apple Picker (uncredited)
Kathy Walton ...
Migrant Apple Picker (uncredited)
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Migrant Worker (uncredited)
Erick Wofford ...
Apple Farmer (uncredited)

Directed by

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James Franco

Written by

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Matt Rager ... (screenplay by) (as Matthew Rager)
 
John Steinbeck ... (based on the book by)

Produced by

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Monika Bacardi ... producer
Mike Dusi ... co-producer
James Franco ... producer
Martin Guigui ... executive producer
Andrea Iervolino ... producer
Ryan R. Johnson ... co-executive producer
Vince Jolivette ... producer
Brian Kutsunai ... co-executive producer
Luca Matrundola ... co-producer
Massimiliano Musina ... executive producer
Scott Reed ... producer
Ron Singer ... producer
Tarek Tohme ... co-producer
Iris Torres ... producer

Music by

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Volker Bertelmann

Cinematography by

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Bruce Thierry Cheung

Film Editing by

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Aaron I. Butler
Gary Roach

Editorial Department

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Evan Ahlgren ... additional editor
Evans Butterworth ... digital intermediate executive
Emma DuPell ... assistant editor (as Emma Marie DuPell)
Scott Gregory ... digital intermediate colorist
Sunghwan Moon ... assistant editor
Riley C. Morris ... editor: epk
Kira Prince ... assistant editor
David Sconyers ... on-line editor
Samantha Singer ... post-production assistant (as Samantha Chase)

Casting By

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Cynthia Huffman

Production Design by

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Kristen Adams

Art Direction by

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John Lavin ... (Washington State Unit)
Eric Morrell

Set Decoration by

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Javed Noorullah

Costume Design by

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David Page

Makeup Department

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Leay Cangelosi ... hair stylist
Luce Cousineau ... makeup artist: second unit
Veronica Cox ... key makeup artist
Donn Eaton-Quist ... make up artist: second unit
Andrea Edge ... assistant hair stylist
Addison Foreman ... assistant makeup artist
Akemi Hart ... makeup artist
Nancy J. Hvasta Leonardi ... makeup artist: second unit
Ashley McGuire ... assistant makeup artist
Sweet Pea ... makeup department head
Jennifer Popochock ... key hair stylist: second unit
Dawn Turner ... hair department head
Renè Warnes ... assistant hair stylist: additional

Production Management

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Ferdinando Dell'Omo ... executive in charge of production: Canada
Ron Singer ... unit production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Tony Becerra ... second second assistant director / second second assistant director: second unit
Ben Bywater ... second assistant director
Billy Greenfield ... first assistant director
Townson Wells ... second second assistant director

Art Department

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John Bayles ... set dresser
Mona Good ... scenic
Bradley Huffman ... lead man
Rob Mallard ... on-set dresser
Ruth Mitchell ... scenic artist
Joe Ovbey ... buyer of properties
Shefskie P. Sienkiewicz ... assistant property master: Yakima, WA location
Zack Timms ... on-set dressing / set dresser
Michael Williamson ... property master (as Jason Williamson)
Michael C. Woodcock ... construction coordinator

Sound Department

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Julian Cabrera ... boom operator
Michael Estes ... sound utility
Diego Gat ... dialogue editor / re-recording mixer
Ryan Gegenheimer ... sound effects editor
Angela Hackner ... dialogue editor
Paul Hackner ... re-recording mixer / supervising sound editor
Jerrid Jones ... sound mixer
Will Mill ... boom operator
Thomas Ouziel ... sound mixer
Giancarlo Petroni ... dialogue editor
Colin Rogers ... adr foley mixer
Brandon Sanchez ... foley artist
Creed Spencer ... boom operator

Special Effects by

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Wayne Beauchamp ... special effects coordinator
Cory J. Grace ... special effects assistant
Barry Hart ... special effects technician
Stephen Klineburger ... pyrotechnician
William Klineburger ... special effects assistant
James Pendleton ... special effects assistant

Visual Effects by

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Alex Freitas ... compositor
Peter Nalli ... visual effects supervisor

Stunts

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Derek Alfonso ... stunt player
Jennifer Badger ... stunt coordinator
Emily Brobst ... stunt performer
Mickey Cassidy ... stunt coordinator
Jeremy Conner ... stunts
Johnny Cooper ... stunt performer: Full Body Fire Burn/Train Bail
Nick DeKay ... stunts
Philip Dido ... stunts
John Gilbert ... stunt double: Nat Wolff
Jason Charles Hill ... stunt performer
Roger D. Lankford ... stunts
Christopher Leps ... stunt double: James Franco
Scott Loeser ... stunts
Jared Losano ... stunt performer
David Brian Martin ... stunt rigger
Keith Meriweather ... stunts
T. Ryan Mooney ... stunts
Matthew Austin Murray ... stunts
Christopher Padilla ... nd stunts
John Ross ... stunt performer
Steve Rummenie ... stunt performer
Matthew Simmons ... stunts
Dave Tommasi ... stunt double
Thom Williams ... stunt double: Joel Marsh Garland

Camera and Electrical Department

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Artem Aleksashenko ... gaffer
Bryan Angarita ... electrician
Rose Ashikyan ... second assistant "c" camera
Brandon Bishop ... grip
Tyler Blackwell ... digital imaging technician
Jacob R. Burke ... b camera first assistant: los angeles
Keith Cutler ... key grip
Ronnie Dennis ... camera operator "b" camera
Gregg Easterbrook ... camera operator
Jerry Franck ... camera operator: "a" camera / steadicam operator
Joey Gandolfi ... grip
Scott Patrick Green ... additional still photographer
Sammy Ray Hill ... company grip
Blake Hooks ... second assistant camera: Los angeles unit
Jeremy Fenix Johnson ... lighting technician
Jason Knoll ... b camera: second unit
Anna Kooris ... still photographer
Nathan McConnell ... first assistant camera: c camera
John Metcalfe ... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Steve Pittman ... grip
Eddie A. Reid IV ... additional photography: Best Boy Electric
Arthur Reynolds ... key grip
Alexander K. Riba ... lighting technician
Bryan Seidel ... crane grip
Darius Shahmir ... b cam operator
Gregory Still ... best boy / electric (as Greg Still)
James Stockton ... lighting technician
Jamiel VanOver ... first assistant camera: a camera
Joel C. Warren ... lighting technician

Casting Department

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Claire Dempsey ... extras casting assistant
Sally Gates ... extras casting: Washington
Tammy L. Smith ... extras casting
Danny Stoltz ... extras casting: Washington

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Michelle l Boucher ... key costumer
Penny Johnson ... set costumer
Ariel Jutras ... costumer
Jocelyn Kuan ... key costumer (as Jocelyn Fizia)
Rachel Pagillo ... set costumer
Stephanie Powers ... costume supervisor: Additional photography
Jose Luis Ramos Jr. ... key costumer (as Jose Ramos)
Laura Reinker ... set costumer
Amy Steed ... wardrobe assistant
Kenyatta Williams ... set costumer

Location Management

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Alan Lee Baker ... location manager: Washington State
Bryant Berry ... location assistant
Renay Nailon ... location coordinator
Ryan Neal ... assistant location manager
Carlos Rey del Castillo ... location manager
Megan Griffin ... locations (uncredited)

Music Department

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Timo Elliston ... composer: additional music
Brian Jones ... music supervisor
Roland Nebe ... composer: additional music
Julian Prießen ... composer: additional music
Raffael Seyfried ... composer: additional music

Transportation Department

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Vince Thrift ... transportation captain

Other crew

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Elecia Avila ... set production assistant: first team
Chandler Barbee ... production assistant
Janet Beeson ... script supervisor
Ellen Benton ... 1st assistant accountant
Richard Bright ... horse wrangler
Brian Brose ... Background P.A.
Jonathan l cooper ... Personal Fitness Trainer (as Jonathon l Copper)
Edvige De Tommaso ... festival publicist: italy (as De Tommaso Edvige)
Martin Devis ... international distribution
Jack Finch ... production intern
Ami Francis ... completion bond: Film Finances
David Garrett ... legal: RabbitBandini
Michael Golland ... production legal
Jessica Grabowski ... assistant production coordinator
Sophia Gutierrez Perez ... production assistant
DeMille Halliburton ... Production Insurance (as Demille Halliburton)
Nicole Hansen ... web publicist
Jenni Ivers ... production assistant
Tim Johnson ... key set production assistant: Yakama, WA Location
Arthur Kleinpell III ... armorer
Michael Kolko ... production consultant
Stacy Levendusky ... registered nurse
Dustin Maeno ... craft service assistant
David Benjamin McClone ... key craft services
Andrea McDougal ... key medic
Megan Mewbron ... production coordinator
Robin Meyers ... script supervisor
Jake Myers ... production assistant
J.J. Nugent ... marketing: international
Tracy Oliver ... animal trainer
Abby Pierson ... production assistant
Sarah Quay ... production office coordinator
Bradley Schweninger ... production intern
Keaton Slansky ... production assistant
Robin Spears ... set production assistant: basecamp
Matthew Tonnesen ... production assistant
Haley Watson ... production assistant
Susie Wiggins ... registered nurse

Thanks

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Sabrina Coryell ... special thanks
Gregory Falvo ... the producers wish to thank
Jessica Kovacevic ... thanks
Ronil Patel ... very special thanks

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

In the California apple country, 900 migratory workers rise up "in dubious battle" against the landowners. The group takes on a life of its own - stronger than its individual members and more frightening. Led by the doomed Jim Nolan (Nat Wolff), the strike is founded on his tragic idealism - on the "courage never to submit or yield." Published in 1936, the novel "In Dubious Battle" is considered the first major work of Pulitzer Prize-winning author John Steinbeck.

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Also Known As
  • Les insoumis (France)
  • Stürmische Ernte (Germany)
  • En lucha incierta (Spain)
  • Bitmeyen Kavga (Turkey, Turkish title)
  • Batalha Incerta (Brazil)
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Runtime
  • 110 min
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Budget $15,000,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia The DGA (Directors Guild of America) withheld Director James Franco's last paycheck in order to pay the crew. See more »
Goofs Scene where Mac brushes his teeth, he's using a 21st century white plastic toothbrush with accordion bend. See more »
Movie Connections Referenced in The Disaster Artist (2017). See more »
Soundtracks Which Side Are You On? See more »
Quotes Title Card: Across the nation, countless workers engaged in battles life these in the ongoing fight for fair treatment. In 1934 alone, over 1.5 million workers took part in over 2,000 labor strikes. Most ended in failure, with many of the strikers arrested, wounded, or even killed. But out of these struggles arose change.
Title Card: In 1935, congress passed the Wagner Act guaranteeing workers the right to unionize, collectively bargain, and strike. In 1938, President Roosevelt signed the Fair Labor Standards Act establishing the federal minimum wage, overtime pay, and the forty-hour work week.
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