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Victor Mancini (Sam Rockwell) has got some problems -- when he's not at Sex Addicts Anonymous meetings hunting for women to bed, he masquerades as a choking victim in restaurants as a scheme to gather money from unsuspecting strangers, which he uses to keep his ailing mother (Anjelica Huston) in a high-end extended-care facility for her extreme dementia. But what happens when this messed up Colonial-era theme-park employee finds Mrs. Right in the guise of his mother's doctor -- and how can he give their relationship a try when she tells him he's the next coming of Jesus Christ? Based on Chuck Palahniuk's (Chuck Palahniuk) pitch-black comedic novel, Choke is adapted and directed by David Mamet alumni Clark Gregg, whose career spans stage, screen, and TV work as well as a screenplay credit for Robert Zemeckis' 2000 thriller Robert Zemeckis. ~ Jeremy Wheeler, Rovi

  • Release date:September 26, 2008

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Women Film Critics Circle Sam Rockwell Most Offensive Male Characters 2008 Winner

Cast

Sam Rockwell
as Victor Mancini
Anjelica Huston
as Ida Mancini
Kelly MacDonald
as Paige Marshall
Brad Henke
as Denny
Clark Gregg
as Lord High Charlie
Bijou Phillips
as Ursula
Gillian Jacobs
as Beth
Jonah Bobo
as Young Victor
Paz de la Huerta
as Nico
Viola Harris
as Eva Muller
Joel Grey
as Phil
Isiah Whitlock, Jr.
as Detective Palmer
Heather Burns
as Gwen
Matt Malloy
as Detective Foushee
Kathryn Alexander
as Agnes

Crew

Clark Gregg
Director
Johnathan Dorfman
Producer
Temple Fennell
Producer
Beau Flynn
Producer
Chuck Palahniuk
Book Author
Clark Gregg
Screenwriter
Tim Orr
Cinematographer
Nathan Larson
Composer (Music Score)
Ken Weinstein
Musical Direction/Supervision
Lyle Hysen
Musical Direction/Supervision
Joe Klotz
Editor
Roshelle Berliner
Production Designer
Matteo DeCosmo
Art Director
Lisa Zambri
Associate Producer
Mia Lee
Associate Producer
Laurie May
Associate Producer
Derrick Tseng
Executive Producer
Mike S. Ryan
Executive Producer
Gary Ventimiglia
Executive Producer
Mary Vernieu
Executive Producer
Catherine George
Costume Designer
Christopher Gebert
Sound/Sound Designer
Mary Vernieu
Casting
Suzanne Crowley
Casting
Albert Gasser
Sound Effects Editor
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