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Five years after achieving commercial and critical success with his film Three Kings, director and screenwriter David O. Russell returns to the more idiosyncratic territory of his earlier work with this intelligent and offbeat comedy. Bernard and Vivian Jaffe (Dustin Hoffman and Lily Tomlin) are a married couple who run an existential detective agency where they sift through the lives of their clients in order to discover the source of their angst. The Jaffes' latest client is Albert Markovski (Jason Schwartzman), an environmental activist who has a very large rock and a great deal on his mind; their study of Albert's problems lead Bernard and Vivian to Brad Stand (Jude Law), a public relations executive with a chain of successful variety stores, Huckabees. While publicly allying himself with Albert's environmental initiatives, behind the scenes Brad is running roughshod over responsible land management with little care for the consequences. When Brad learns he's being watched by the Jaffes, he hopes to co-opt them by hiring them himself; however, the plan has unexpected consequences when their questioning leads Brad's girlfriend, well-scrubbed model Dawn (Naomi Watts), into reassessing her life and relationships. Meanwhile, Albert finds himself joining forces with Tommy (Mark Wahlberg), a firefighter and fellow environmentalist who has been having second thoughts about Bernard and Vivian's ideas and methods after a long-term investigation and has since fallen under the spell of nihilist poet and philosopher Caterine Vauban (Isabelle Huppert). ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:October 1, 2004

Cast

Jason Schwartzman
as Albert Markovski
Isabelle Huppert
as Caterine Vauban
Dustin Hoffman
as Bernard Jaffe
Lily Tomlin
as Vivian Jaffe
Jude Law
as Brad Stand
Mark Wahlberg
as Tommy Corn
Naomi Watts
as Dawn Campbell
Angela Grillo
as Angela Franco
Richard Appel
as Josh
Jonah Hill
as Bret
Chuck Saftler
as Dexicorp Attorney
Saïd Taghmaoui
as Translator
Denis Hayes
as Orrin Spence
Kaied Hussan
as Turkish Man
Scott Wannberg
as Bik Schottinger
Darlene Hunt
as Darlene
Ger Duany
as Mr. Nimieri
Kimberly Cutter
as Corporate Board
Benjamin Nurick
as Harrison
Maria Semple
as Formal Couple
Benny Hernandez
as Davy
Talia Shire
as Mrs. Silver
Robert Lambert
as Daryl
Adam Clinton
as Security Guard
Sydney Zarp
as Cricket
John Rothman
as Corporate Board
Altagracia Guzman
as Mrs. Echevarria
Isla Fisher
as Heather
Jake Hoffman
as Valet
Matthew Grillo-Russell
as Boy at Mancala Hour
Bob Gunton
as Mr. Silver
Jean Smart
as Mrs. Hooten
Patrick Walsh
as Fireman
Tippi Hedren
as Mary Jane Hutchinson
Antonio Evans
as Security Guard
Jake Muxworthy
as Tim
Matthew Muzio
as Construction Worker
Kevin Dunn
as Marty
Shawn Michael Patrick
as Fireman
Janet Grillo
as Boy's Mother
Pablo Davanzo
as Bobby

Crew

David O. Russell
Director
David O. Russell
Producer
Scott Rudin
Producer
Gregory Goodman
Producer
David O. Russell
Screenwriter
Jeff Baena
Screenwriter
Peter Deming
Cinematographer
Jon Brion
Composer (Music Score)
Richard Eberhardt
Editor
Robert Lambert
Editor
Mike Griffin
Editor
KK Barrett
Production Designer
Seth Reed
Art Director
Bobby Bell
Executive Producer
Michael Kuhn
Executive Producer
Dara Weintraub
Executive Producer
Lynn Christopher
Set Designer
Mark Bridges
Costume Designer
Gene Serdena
Set Decorator
Michael Kamper
Sound/Sound Designer
Tim Walston
Sound/Sound Designer
Henry Cline
Camera Operator
Amy Vincent
Camera Operator
Anne Chatterton
Stunts
Ray Siegle
Stunts
Danny Downey
Stunts
Sean Graham
Stunts
Mary Vernieu
Casting
Merritt Johnson
Personal Assistant
Porfirio Silva
Greensman
Amelia Drake
Assistant Properties
Mark Vollmer
Grip
Mark Wolfe
Executive in Charge of Production
Richard Kuhn
Grip
Robert Stover
Buyer
Russell Barrett
Visual Effects Supervisor
Sabine Huber
Costume/Wardrobe
Sande Alessi
Extra Casting
Sarah Nuttall
Production Coordinator
Scott Puckett
Visual Effects Producer
Scott Ressler
First Assistant Camera
Sean Mannion
Properties Master
Sebastian Steinberg
Musical Performer
Venus Kanani
Casting Assistant
William Eliscu
Graphic Design
Bill Reichenbach
Musical Performer
Aimee Nance
Personal Assistant
Shalimar Reodica
Casting Associate
Sherry Walsh
Production Assistant
Ben Bray
Stunts Coordinator
Steve Demko
Personal Assistant
Benjamin Rigaud
Personal Assistant
Suzanne Lehfeldt
Production Secretary
Ben Jackson
Personal Assistant
Bobbie Blyle
Personal Assistant
Marty Bresin
Special Effects Coordinator
Adam Jenkins
Re-Recording Mixer
Bob Gorelick
Steadicam Operator
Jamie Fleming
Swing Gang
Jay Keiser
ADR Editor
Jeanne Kukor
Assistant Properties
Jeff Bresin
Special Effects Foreman
Jess Anscott
Greensman
Jill Tandy
Production Executive
Jim Maceo
Location Manager
Jon Silk
Personal Assistant
Jonas Matz
Set Medic/First Aid
Jonathan Karp
Music Editor
Jonathan Newhall
Personal Assistant
Jules Eggli
Personal Assistant
Julie Feiner
ADR Editor
Kaiser Clark
Personal Assistant
Karen Bruck
Assistant Properties
Karen Golden
Script Supervisor
Katie Kirkpatrick
Musical Performer
Kelly Oxford
Supervising Sound Editor
Ken Sylvester
Electrician
Kimberly Rach
Production Supervisor
Amy Lyddy
Production Assistant
Howard Berger
Prosthetic Makeup Effects
Annaliese Levy
Personal Assistant
Malcolm Ritchie
Production Executive
Manny Sida
Production Coordinator
Mark Bourgeois
Additional Editing
Michael Mcnerney
Foley Recordist
Mike Boudreau
Swing Gang
Mike Hubert
Production Coordinator
Mo Henry
Negative Cutter
Noel McCarthy
Assistant Properties
Pamela March
Additional Editing
Paul Flinchbaugh
Assistant Sound Editor
Paul Postal
Electrician
Paul Tilden
Camera Loader
Paul Wilkowsky
Best Boy Grip
Paulette Dauber
Unit Publicist
Paulie Stenerson
Set Production Assistant
Brad Baena
Personal Assistant
Caitlin McKenna
Voice Casting
Cale Wilbanks
Art Department Assistant
Chamonix Bosch
Set Production Assistant
Chris Squires
Steadicam Operator
Claudette Barius
Still Photographer
Cliff Sperry
Grip
Cory Hall
Set Production Assistant
Dale Ettema
Special Effects Foreman
Dara Weintraub
Unit Production Manager
David De Leon
Assistant Makeup
Dennis Kuneff
Grip
Dmitri Vigneswaren
Production Secretary
Alexandra Arlango
Personal Assistant
Eric Gorfaine
Musical Performer
Eric Sandlin
Best Boy Electric
Fallon Johnson
Set Production Assistant
Felicia Linsky
Key Make-up
Gary Louzon
Grip
George Flores
Cable Person
Grant Samson
Leadman
Antonio Evans
Set Medic/First Aid
Eric Weinstein
Personal Assistant
Guy Morrison
Assistant Location Manager
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