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An artist who compromises his work for money finds his heart and soul are also being toyed with by his new patrons in this drama. Robert (Peter Sarsgaard) is a playwright who has recently lost his longtime lover and business partner, Malcolm (Bill Camp), to AIDS-related illnesses. Robert has written a screenplay about their relationship, called "The Dying Gaul," and is interested in selling the project to powerful producer Jeffrey (Campbell Scott). However, while Jeffrey likes the script, he tells Robert that he's not about to spend money on a film about a gay couple -- though he'll give him one million dollars for the screenplay under the condition he turns the character of "Maurice" into a woman so the film will be easier to sell. While Robert is secretly appalled by the idea, he's also deep in debt and wants the film to be made, so he agrees to make the changes. Robert is soon invited into the inner circle of Jeffrey and his wife, Elaine (Patricia Clarkson), herself a talented screenwriter until their marriage put an end to her career. Jeffrey finds himself fascinated by Robert, and soon begins seducing him both physically and intellectually, while Elaine is also deeply attracted to him. As Robert and Elaine become close friends, she also begins pursuing him in on-line chat rooms, playing on his emotional weaknesses as she fashions a story of her own. The Dying Gaul was the first directorial credit for playwright and screenwriter Craig Lucas. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:November 4, 2005


Craig Lucas
George VanBuskirk
Campbell Scott
Craig Lucas
Play Author
Craig Lucas
Bobby Bukowski
Linda Cohen
Musical Direction/Supervision
Andy Keir
Vincent Jefferds
Production Designer
Victoria Ruskin
Art Director
John Machione
Kimberly Reiss
Associate Producer
Jerome Swartz
Executive Producer
P.J. Posner
Executive Producer
Paul E. Cohen
Executive Producer
Joel Posner
Executive Producer
Jerome Schwartz
Executive Producer
Shawn Fitzgerald
Executive Producer
Joseph Caruso III
Executive Producer
Elba Luis Lugo
Executive Producer
David Newman
Executive Producer
Paul Manafort
Executive Producer
Daniel Glicker
Costume Designer
Stephanie Ziemer
Set Decorator
David Waelder
Sound/Sound Designer
Ira Spiegel
Sound/Sound Designer
Mike Booke
First Assistant Director
Simone Oliver
Camera Operator
Douglas Aikean
Douglas Aibel
Haley B. Sweet
Production Manager
Jim Saldutti
Dolly Grip
Art Bartels
Key Grip
Sean Del Ruth
Camera Loader
Marlena Grzaslewicz
Supervising Sound Editor
George W. Scott
Boom Operator
Craig Mercer
Properties Maker
Vito San Filippo
Bruce Kitzmeyer
Dialogue Editor
Janell Sammelman
Second Assistant Director
Billy Kane
Lisa Zimble
Line Producer
Timothy Jipping
Harry Bchakjian
Dayton Nietert
Chief Lighting Technician
Claudia Wick
Costumes Supervisor
Nick Staller
Assistant Location Manager
Nanci Cascio
Department Head Hair
Dixie Webster
Extra Casting
Pete Washburn
Set Dresser
Kenny Chaplin
Second Assistant Director
Nelson Hull
Set Dresser
Kelley Cribben
Post Production Supervisor
Chad Birmingham
Sound Editor
Jamie Heintz
Jane Gulick
Properties Master
Misako Shimizu
Assistant Editor
Simone Oliver
Second Unit Director Of Photography
Joshua Gallegos
Set Production Assistant
Nicole Cramer
Production Assistant
Erin Kane
Set Production Assistant
Audrey Fitzgerald
Stephanie Holbrook
Casting Associate
Deborah Maxwell Dion
Casting Associate
Erika Munro
Assistant Costume Designer
Sandy Townsend
Set Medic/First Aid
Neil Jacobs
Still Photographer
Davis Priestley
Personal Assistant
Martin Czembor
Re-Recording Mixer
Steve Morey
Construction Coordinator
Nathan December
Micki Krimmel
Assistant Properties
Alan Colbert
Carlos Guel
Craft Service/Catering
Alan Caudillo
Second Unit Director Of Photography
Barry Gross
Chief Lighting Technician
Mariusz Glabinski
Music Editor
Mariusz Glabinski
Sound Effects Editor