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Wonder Wheel ()


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On Coney Island in the 1950s, a lifeguard tells the story of a middle-aged carousel operator, his beleaguered wife, and the visitor who turns their lives upside-down.

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Mickey
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Carolina
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Boardwalk Vendor
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Ginny
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Humpty
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Richie
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Humpty's Friend
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Angelo
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Nick (as Steven R. Schirripa)
John Doumanian ...
Ruby's Bartender
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Flirtatious Man at Ruby's (as Thomas Guiry)
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Fishing Buddy
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Fishing Buddy
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Fishing Buddy
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Fishing Buddy
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Ginny's Friend
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Ruby's Customer
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Birthday Party Guest
Danielle Ferland ...
Birthday Party Guest
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Psychiatrist
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Jake
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Watch Salesman
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Tiny
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Sailor on Phone
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John
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Marshall Axt ...
Beach Goer (uncredited)
John Michael Bradshaw ...
Patron at Ruby's (uncredited)
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Capri Waitress (uncredited)
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Food Vendor (uncredited)
Cooper Carrell ...
Boy at Beach (uncredited)
Evin Cross ...
Boy on Beach / Boardwalk #120 (uncredited)
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Movie Attendee (uncredited)
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Man at Carousel (uncredited)
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Woman on the Beach (uncredited)
Hannah Hartwell ...
Beach Goer (uncredited)
Julia Losner ...
Beach Goer / Swimmer (uncredited)
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(uncredited)
Bryan Minarcik ...
Kid (uncredited)
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Boy at Merry-Go-Round (uncredited)
Vincent Paolicelli ...
Beach Goer (uncredited)
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Beach Boy (uncredited)
Nico Petrosino ...
Beach Boy (uncredited)
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Grumpy Train Passenger (uncredited)
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Boy (uncredited)
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Beach Goer (uncredited)
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Boardwalk Lady / Soldier's Girlfriend (uncredited)
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Ruby's Customer (uncredited)
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Woman on Boardwalk (uncredited)
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Theater goer (uncredited)
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Woman on Beach / Boardwalk (uncredited)
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Coney Island Lady (uncredited)
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Beach Goer (uncredited)
Olivia Twarowski ...
Boardwalk Kid / Merry Go Round (uncredited)
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Child Shooting Carnival Rifle (uncredited)
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Coney Island Beach Hawker (uncredited)

Directed by

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Woody Allen ... (directed by)

Written by

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Woody Allen ... (written by)

Produced by

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Erika Aronson ... producer (produced by) (p.g.a.)
Letty Aronson ... producer (produced by) (p.g.a.)
Mark Attanasio ... executive producer
Ron Chez ... executive producer (as Ronald L. Chez)
Helen Robin ... co-producer
Adam B. Stern ... executive producer
Edward Walson ... producer (produced by)

Cinematography by

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Vittorio Storaro ... (cinematography)

Film Editing by

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Alisa Lepselter

Editorial Department

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Allie Ames ... conform editor
Peter Boychuk ... digital intermediate producer
Ryan Duffy ... digital intermediate Color Assist
Kate Rose Itzkowitz ... assistant editor
Sharon Perlman ... first assistant editor
Anthony Raffaele ... digital intermediate colorist
Pete Conlin ... post production (uncredited)

Casting By

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Patricia DiCerto ... (as Patricia Kerrigan DiCerto)

Production Design by

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Santo Loquasto

Art Direction by

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Miguel López-Castillo

Set Decoration by

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Regina Graves

Costume Design by

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Suzy Benzinger

Makeup Department

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Gary English ... co-key
Gary Martori ... key hair stylist
Stacey Panepinto ... makeup department head
Jerry Popolis ... hair department head
Jonathan Sharpless ... additional hair stylist
Nicole Wodowski ... key makeup artist
Natalie Young ... makeup artist
Roberto Baez ... additional makeup artist (uncredited)
Mark Bailey Capalbo ... additional hair stylist (uncredited)
Ayinde Castro ... makeup artist (uncredited)
Christen Edwards ... additional hair stylist (uncredited)
Paul Spataro ... hair stylist (uncredited)
Joelle Troisi ... makeup artist (uncredited)
Fiona Tyson ... makeup artist: additional (uncredited)
Enrique Vega ... hair stylist (uncredited)
Adenike Wright ... hair stylist (uncredited)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Abby Pierson ... dga trainee
Danielle Rigby ... first assistant director
Brad Robinson ... second assistant director

Art Department

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Yudho Aditya ... intern: production design
Tommy Allen ... property master
Jim Bauer ... set dresser
Gabu Camilo ... props
Joseph Cato ... art department production assistant
Kateryna Czartorysky ... art deptartment pa
Eddie DeCurtis ... leadman
Perry Grebin ... graphic designer
Diem Hoang ... assistant art director
Emma Huntington ... set dec pa
Laurel Kolsby ... additional graphic designer
Hugh Landwehr ... assistant art director
Glenn Lloyd ... art department coordinator
Jeffrey D. McDonald ... assistant art director
Jane Patterson-Loper ... set dressing foreman
Maegen Sacco ... Assistant Set Decorator
Nephretitti Schenck ... set dresser
Erica Severson ... set dresser
Samuel Brandon Weiss ... art department intern
Gregor Telfer ... set dresser (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Gabriela Celi ... Senior Producer, Sound Post
Lee Dichter ... re-recording mixer
Grant Elder ... re-recording mixer
Matthew Haasch ... foley supervisor
Robert Hein ... re-recording mixer / supervising sound editor
Glenfield Payne ... sound effects editor
Jay Peck ... foley artist
Michael Rivera ... ADR recordist
Thomas Varga ... production sound mixer

Special Effects by

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Mike Myers ... special effects supervisor
Mark Vicidomini ... special effects

Visual Effects by

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Glenn Allen ... visual efects producer: Brainstorm Digital
Jessica Bascom ... compositor
George Bunce ... flame artist
Jasmine Carruthers ... digital compositor
Mina Choe ... digital compositor: Brainstorm Digital
Unggyu Choi ... digital compositor: Brainstorm-Digital
Tiffany Chung ... digital compositor: Brainstorm Digital
Eran Dinur ... vfx supervisor: Brainstorm Digital
Richard Friedlander ... visual effects producer: Brainstorm Digital
Namjin Heo ... digital compositor: Brainstorm
Celeste Leizer ... digital compositor
Tim Matney ... matte painter
Zoran Mladenovski ... digital compositor
Yunsik Noh ... lead compositor: Brainstorm Digital
Sean Perry ... flame artist
Manuel Riedl ... lighting artist
Mani Trump ... compositing supervisor: Brainstorm Digital
Mirelle Underwood ... lighting technical director
Michael Wharton ... lead cg artist: Brainstorm Digital
Ben Zylberman ... matte painter (as Ben Zyberman)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Sebastián Almeida ... libra head operator
Will Arnot ... "a" camera operator: steadicam
Bernard X. Brongniart ... key rigging grip
Tony Campenni ... dolly grip
Andrew Cavagnet ... video assist
Philippe Colligan ... grip
Simone D'Arcangelo ... digital imagining technician
Eddie K. Goldblatt ... digital utility
Jason Lanci ... rigging gaffer
Michael J. Maurer ... electrician
Jessica Miglio ... still photographer
William Moore ... Generator Operator
Elias Morales ... grip
Steve Ramsey ... gaffer
Maxwell Sloan ... film loader
Rebecca Venezia ... second assistant "a" camera
Ryan Webb ... best boy electric
Warren A. Weberg ... best boy grip
William M. Weberg ... key grip

Casting Department

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Zach Anderson ... extras casting assistant
Dann Fink ... adr voice casting
Lindsay Padover ... extras casting director
Susanne Scheel ... casting associate

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Susan Antonelli ... key costumer
Natalie Arango ... costume supervisor
Alice Bee ... tailor
Alexander Bliss ... wardrobe PA
Brandon Brinkley ... costume assistant
Kelly L. Brown ... costumer / set costumer
Luana Busetti ... background fitter
Lisa Chavez ... costumer
Brandon Michael Currie ... key costumer
Daniela Fabrizi ... bg costumer
Bridget Johnston ... costumer
Annette Lovece ... Tailor
Colleen Morris ... background fitter
Amanda Newman ... costume assistant
Marco Piemontese ... assistant costume designer
Sarah Schaub ... costumer
Hilary Seeley ... costume production assistant
Rhyan Shipman ... milliner
Laura Snider ... set costumer
Francisco Stoll ... costume supervisor
Abby Walton ... assistant costume designer

Location Management

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Asher Levine ... location production assistant
Christie Mullen ... location manager
Joseph Noce ... location production assistant
Daniel Pollack ... assistant location manager / location scout
Tom Sexton ... assistant location manager
Jake Spongberg ... Location Assistant
A.J. Swirz ... location coordinator

Transportation Department

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Kenneth Brown ... transportation

Other crew

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Elina Angel ... production assistant
Jasmine Hope Bloch ... stand-in
Michael Anthony Brown ... production assistant
Liam Burke ... production assistant
Lauren Cheung ... assistant: Mr. Allen
Jang Hee Chong ... assistant: Ms. Robin
Richard Cline ... production assistant: background
Dianne Dreyer ... script supervisor
Leo Driver ... parking coordinator
David Farr ... payroll accountant
Jess Fryer ... production assistant
Gwendolyn Granger ... production assistant
Steve Guilbaud ... production accountant
Eric Hamilton ... production assistant
Susan Hegarty ... dialect coach: Ms. Winslet
Naren Henry ... background production assistant
Elisha Jachetti ... set production assistant
Gayoung Kim ... assistant production accountant
Michael T. King ... Set medic
Scott Kordish ... production coordinator
Jordan Larsen ... Staff Production Assistant
Araceli Leal ... second assistant accoutant
Sean Oliver ... adr loop group
Joe Saulino ... production assistant
Paige Schechtman ... assistant to producers
Howard Shipman ... assistant parking coordinator
C.L. Mega Sterling ... set security
Amy R. Trachtman ... assistant production coordinator
Moving On Up ... production security
Jill Puckett ... additional set production assistant (uncredited)
Jean-Pierre Vincent ... press attache: france (uncredited)

Thanks

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Marty Alma ... special thanks
Emery Anderson ... the producers gratefully acknowledge and wish to thank the following for their assistance
Howard Fischer ... the producers gratefully acknowledge and wish to thank the following for their assistance: EEE.IAC Adventures LLC
Greg Johnson ... the producers gratefully acknowledge and wish to thank the following for their assistance: EEE.IAC Adventures LLC
M.D. Louis A. Katz ... the producers gratefully acknowledge and wish to thank the following for their assistance
Janet Morgan ... the producers gratefully acknowledge and wish to thank the following for their assistance
Jeremy Oved ... the producers gratefully acknowledge and wish to thank the following for their assistance
Ivana Primorac ... the producers wish to thank
Marc I. Stern ... the producers gratefully acknowledge and wish to thank the following for their assistance: EEE.IAC Adventures LLC
Allan Teh ... the producers gratefully acknowledge and wish to thank the following for their assistance: EEE.IAC Adventures LLC

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

In the hustle and bustle of 1950s Coney Island, where the buzzing crowd comes and goes trudging slowly over the wooden boardwalks, silent stories of the everyday toilers who give life to the attraction unfold. Somewhere in a clam bar, there's the sad waitress Ginny, a one-time actress and now a suffering wife who's been given a second chance by the side of the well-intentioned but uncouth carousel operator, Humpty. On the other hand, there's Humpty's 26-year-old estranged daughter, Carolina, who left the familial nest and a preordained future seeking adventure as a mobster's wife; only to return home with her wings broken, begging for forgiveness. And from the lifeguard's high tower, where all is in plain sight, the young and charming lifesaver and hopeful playwright, Mickey, is the inadvertent but potent catalyst that binds everything together. Shattered dreams, reckless love and betrayal, all under the bright lights of Coney Island. Written by Nick Riganas

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Also Known As
  • Wonder Wheel (La noria de Coney Island) (Spain)
  • Roda Gigante (Brazil)
  • Koleso zázrakov (Slovakia)
  • Čudesna panorama (Serbia)
  • Ilmaratas (Estonia)
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Runtime
  • 101 min
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Budget $25,000,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia The title, Wonder Wheel, in addition to referring to the Coney Island Ferris Wheel, is metaphorical for the characters' behaviors and mindsets. When describing the title, Woody Allen stated "The view is beautiful from the Wonder Wheel, but you're going no place. It has an element of romance to it, an element of beauty to it, but ultimately, an element of futility." See more »
Goofs The ticket taker saying to Carolina in the beginning " have a good one" was not said in the 50's. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Kate Winslet/Idris Elba/Chris Rock/Liam Gallagher (2017). See more »
Soundtracks Coney Island Washboard See more »
Quotes Mickey: Jesus, what a sheltered life I've led. I have book knowledge but you've really tasted life.
Carolina: You've been round the world.
Mickey: Yeah, but you've been around the block. You think you'll always be looking over your shoulder?
Carolina: Everybody dies, you can't walk around thinking about it.
Mickey: You're talking to a lifeguard.
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