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Director Frank Darabont created this Frank Capra-inspired drama based on a screenplay by his friend and one-time schoolmate Michael Sloane. Jim Carrey stars as Pete Appleton, a screenwriter in the Hollywood of the 1950s. Pete's on top of the world with his first motion picture "Sand Pirates of the Sahara" just released to theaters and his romance with a beautiful starlet (Amanda Detmer) heating up. However, his triumph turns to dismay when he's called before the commie-hunting House Un-American Activities Committee and advised by a studio lawyer and his agent to play ball with the witch hunters. Depressed by the film industry's weak-kneed reaction to the hearings, Pete gets drunk and drives his car north along the California coast, where he crashes from a bridge and wakes up on shore the next morning suffering from amnesia. Wandering into the nearby small town of Lawson, Pete is mistaken for Luke Trimble, a lost hero of World War II who, like most of the area's young men, never returned from the war a decade earlier. "Luke" has soon reunited with both his father (Martin Landau) and his one-time girlfriend (Laurie Holden), and finds that his reappearance has given the citizens of Lawson an emotional boost that's sorely needed. When he refurbishes and reopens his family's decrepit movie theater, the Majestic, Luke revitalizes Lawson just as his memory of his true identity begins to reassert itself. Sloane's original script for The Majestic (2001) was entitled The Bijou. ~ Karl Williams, Rovi

  • Release date:December 21, 2001

Cast

Jim Carrey
as Peter Appleton
Martin Landau
as Harry Trimble
Bob Balaban
as Majority Counsel Elvin Clyde
Gerry Black
as Emmett Smith
Brent Briscoe
as Sheriff Cecil Coleman
Karl Bury
as Bob Leffert
Jeffrey DeMunn
as Ernie Cole
Catherine Dent
as Mabel
Amanda Detmer
as Sandra Sinclair
Shawn Doyle
as Federal Agent Saunders
Allen Garfield
as Leo Kubelsky
Hal Holbrook
as Congressman Doyle
Laurie Holden
as Adele Stanton
Brian Howe
as Carl Leffert
Ron Rifkin
as Kevin Bannerman
Chelcie Ross
as Avery Watt
David Ogden Stiers
as Doc Stanton
Daniel Von Bargen
as Federal Agent Ellerby
James Whitmore
as Stan Keller
Susan Willis
as Irene Terwilliger
Bruce Campbell
as Roland the Intrepid Explorer
Cliff Curtis
as The Evil but Handsome Prince Khalid
Garry Marshall
as Studio Executive
Paul Mazursky
as Studio Executive
Sydney Pollack
as Studio Executive
Carl Reiner
as Studio Executive
Rob Reiner
as Studio Executive
Matt Damon
as Luke Trimble
Earl Boen
as Newsreel Announcer
Csilla Horvath
as Nurse Muriel
April Ortiz
as Vera
Ginger Williams
as Louise
Mario Roccuzzo
as Jerry the Bartender
Frank Collison
as Subpoena Server
Larry Cox
as Grauman's Usher
Michael Sloane
as Kindly Old Professor Meredith
Julie Richardson
as Grauman's Bon-Bon Girl
Kevin DeMunn
as Western Union Man
Scotty Leavenworth
as Boy on Beach
Grant Vaught
as Boy on Beach
Ken Magee
as Coastal Engineer
Bill Gratton
as Daley

Crew

Frank Darabont
Director
Frank Darabont
Producer
Michael Sloane
Producer
Linda Fields-Hill
Producer
Anna Gray Garduno
Producer
Michael Sloane
Screenwriter
David Tattersall
Cinematographer
Mark Isham
Composer (Music Score)
Gregory Melton
Production Designer
Michael Sloane
Associate Producer
Jim Behnke
Executive Producer
Margaux Mackay
Executive Producer
Joe Gareri
Executive Producer
Scott Herbertson
Set Designer
Natalie Pope
Set Designer
Julia Levine
Set Designer
Karyn Wagner
Costume Designer
Bernadene Morgan
Costume Designer
Gilda Texter
Costume Designer
Brian Callahan
Costume Designer
Vincent Lapper
Costume Designer
David Page
Costume Designer
Mark Ulano
Sound/Sound Designer
K.C. Colwell
First Assistant Director
Sharonne Solk
Animator
Dotan Bonen
Stunts
Charlie Brewer
Stunts
Heather Broccoli
Stunts
Deborah Aquila
Casting
Jim Behnke
Production Manager
Marvin Wallowitz
Sound Effects Director
Piero Mura
Dialogue Editor
Jeanette Browning
ADR Recordist
Donna Marcione Pollack
Key Costumer
Paula Harris
Second Assistant Director
Michael Broomberg
Foley Artist
Rick Canelli
ADR Recordist
Tom O'Connell
ADR Mixer
Christy Dimmig
Post Production Supervisor
Mel Metcalfe
Re-Recording Mixer
Mark Ulano
Production Sound
Charles Gibson
Visual Effects Supervisor
Amy Hollywood Wixson
Visual Effects Producer
Naomi Villanueva
Camera Loader
Anne Morgan
Hair Styles
Skyler Tegland
Grip
Charlie Nicholson
Set Dresser
Ralph Stuart
Assistant Sound Editor
Craig Comstock
Second Assistant Director
Susan Malerstein-Watkins
Script Supervisor
Chris Baugh
Assistant Location Manager
Bill Myer
Makeup
Krystyna Demkowicz
Visual Effects Producer
Ellen Dunn
Production Coordinator
Richard Mitchell
Foley Editor
Dean A. Zupancic
Re-Recording Mixer
Mark Vuille
Chief Lighting Technician
Max Daly
Production Assistant
Alison Harstedt
Production Supervisor
Tricia Wood
Casting Associate
Judy Nord
Recording
Juan Francisco
Production Assistant
Terry Porter
Re-Recording Mixer
Alyson Moore
Foley Artist
Adam Rittmiller
Set Dresser
Jeff Olson
Visual Effects Producer
Anneliza Scott
Post Production Accountant
Lyn Matsuda Norton
Script Supervisor
Gabrielle Bacchus
Production Assistant
Michelle Latham
Assistant Location Manager
Maureen Farley
Properties Master
Michelle Suffredini
Animal Trainer/Wrangler
Stephen Krause
Recording
David Sosalla
Visual Effects Supervisor
Bill Hardy
Production Assistant
Rory Enke
Location Manager
Thomas Crawford
Best Boy Grip
Mark Woods
Leadman
Pat Banta
Stunts Coordinator
John Seravic
Grip
Craig Barron
Visual Effects Supervisor
John Roesch
Foley Artist
Tracey Wadmore-Smith
First Assistant Editor
Leah Ferrarini
Set Dresser
Judy Heinzen
Assistant Location Manager
Doc Kane
ADR Mixer
Vince Filippone
First Assistant Editor
Tom Hartig
Boom Operator
Boone Narr
Animal Trainer/Wrangler
Brian Moraga
Production Assistant
Alison Cannon
Production Accountant
Marcus Ball
Production Assistant
Richard L. Anderson
Supervising Sound Editor
Grant Wilkinson
Post Production Assistant
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