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This adaptation of the comic novel by T. Coraghessan Boyle is the story of real-life Corn Flakes inventor Dr. John Harvey Kellogg (Anthony Hopkins), an eccentric health nut in the early 20th century. Convinced of the benefits of holistic health practices (mostly involving irrigation of the bowels and colon), Kellogg opens a spa in Battle Creek, Michigan that immediately attracts the well-to-do of his time, including Will (Matthew Broderick) and Eleanor Lightbody (Bridget Fonda). A young couple with sexual and marital problems, the Lightbodys aren't helped much by the forced separation of sexes at Kellogg's sanitarium, and the situation is further exacerbated by Will's obliging nurse (Traci Lind) and Eleanor's encounters with a group of German sex therapists. Also at the spa are Charles Ossining (John Cusack), an ambitious con man who sees a fortune in Kellogg's cereal, and the unwashed, cretinous George Kellogg (Dana Carvey), one of the doctor's several dozen adopted children. A spoof as obsessed as its protagonist with its scatological subject matter, The Road to Wellville was an unusual effort for director-composer Alan Parker, known better for darker dramatic material and musicals. ~ Karl Williams, Rovi

Cast

Anthony Hopkins
as Dr. John Harvey Kellogg
Bridget Fonda
as Eleanor Lightbody
Matthew Broderick
as Will Lightbody
John Cusack
as Charles Ossinging
Dana Carvey
as George Kellogg
Lara Flynn Boyle
as Ida Muntz
Michael Lerner
as Goodloe Bender
Colm Meaney
as Dr. Lionel Badger
John Neville
as Endymion Hart-Jones
Traci Lind
as Nurse Irene Graves
Camryn Manheim
as Virginia Cranehill
Roy Brocksmith
as Poultney Dab
Norbert Weisser
as Dr. Spitzvogel
Ann Tucker
as Hannah
Michael Goodwin
as Dr Frank Linniman
Gabriel Barre
as Desk Clark
D. Anthony Pender
as Waiter on Train
George Nannerello
as Reporter
James Bigwood
as Reporter
Mark Jeffrey Miller
as Woodbine
Richard Olsen
as Fox Fur Man
Monica Parker
as Mrs Tindermarsh
Marshall Erwin Efron
as Bartholomew Bookbinder
Marianne Muellerleile
as Nurse Bloethal
Carole Shelley
as Mrs Hookstratten

Crew

Alan Parker
Director
Alan Parker
Producer
Armyan Bernstein
Producer
Robert F. Colesberry
Producer
Alan Parker
Screenwriter
Peter Biziou
Cinematographer
Nelson Stoll
Musical Direction/Supervision
Rachel Portman
Composer (Music Score)
Gerry Hambling
Editor
Brian Morris
Production Designer
Richard Earl
Art Director
John Willett
Art Director
Lisa Moran
Associate Producer
Marc Abraham
Executive Producer
Tom Rosenberg
Executive Producer
Claudette Didul
Set Designer
Penny Rose
Costume Designer
Peter Kohn
First Assistant Director
Michael Roberts
Camera Operator
Robert Jauregui
Stunts
Jennifer Lamb
Stunts
Joe Dunne
Stunts
Dean Mumford
Stunts
Diane Dalmonte
Stunts
Frank Ferrara
Stunts
Don Hewitt, Sr.
Stunts
Gary Price
Stunts
John Stoneham
Stunts
Greg Brickman
Stunts
Howard Feuer
Casting
Juliet Taylor
Casting
Judith Bouley
Casting
Nelson Stoll
Sound Mixer
Paddy Kiely
Second Assistant Camera
Patrick Bietz
Foley Editor
Paul Cheponis
Assistant Set Decorator
Peter Bloor
Gaffer
Peter Childs
Draftsman
Peter Hollocker
Production Assistant
Rachel Aberly
Unit Publicist
Rachel Kick
Assistant Makeup
Regina Perrone
Casting Assistant
Rick Gardner
Set Dresser
Rita Parillo
Assistant Hair
Rita Troy
Assistant Hair
Ron Grafton
Foley Recordist
Rose Bologa
Assistant Hair
Sam Montiforte
Post Production Accountant
Scott Kinzey
Boom Operator
Scott Millan
Re-Recording Mixer
Stephanie Flack
Dialogue Editor
Terry Rodman
Supervising Sound Editor
Todd Heater
Electrician
Constance A. Kazmar
Dialogue Editor
Michael G. Jefferson
Set Production Assistant
Beth Christian
Set Dresser
Trey Batchelor
Second Second Assistant Director
Troy Muhammed
Electrician
Wendy Bell
Assistant Makeup
Bill Coe
First Assistant Camera
Bill Hill
Best Boy Grip
Julia Sherborne
Buyer
Angela Billows
Costumes Assistant
Neil Burrow
Foley Editor
Jonise Misiewicz
First Assistant Accountant
Andy Mash
Carpenter
Joseph Newman
Carpenter
Mari Bloom
Hair Styles
Marilyn Graf
Foley Mixer
Marina Marit
Costume/Wardrobe
Mark Fabert
Construction Foreman
Marshall Taylor
Transportation Captain
Marthe Pineau
Buyer
Mary Montiforte
Production Controller
Meredith Tucker
Casting Assistant
Merrick Morton
Still Photographer
Mike Moad
Dolly Grip
Karin Wiesel
Assistant Set Decorator
Kendra Zimmerman
Assistant Properties
Kevin Bartnof
Foley Artist
Ann Hadsell
ADR Recordist
Kirsten Hecktermann
Costumes Assistant
Kristina Trirogoff
Assistant Sound Editor
Anna Behlmer
Re-Recording Mixer
Lance Howell
Casting Assistant
Larry Brew
Set Dresser
Larry Sauls
Set Dresser
Lynette Ashby
Casting Assistant
Ingrid Johanson
Production Coordinator
James Bigwood
Unit Production Manager
Jason Dawes
Production Assistant
Andrea Isaacs
First Assistant Accountant
Andrea Lakin
Re-Recording Mixer
John Bromell
Set Dresser
John Fenemore
Painter
John Marston
Second Assistant Editor
John Robotham
Stunts Coordinator
John Roesch
Foley Artist
Andy Nelson
Re-Recording Mixer
Bret Caldwell
Grip
Brian Kontz
Painter
Carolyn Tapp
Foley Recordist
Carolyne Chauncey
First Assistant Editor
Chris Coles
Unit Production Manager
Chris Gilmer
Set Production Assistant
Albert Gasser
Sound Editor
Molly M. Mayeux
Second Assistant Director
Bobby Hart
Negative Cutter
Jim Donahue
Best Boy Electric
David Eckert
Assistant Art Director
Scott P. Murphy
Draftsman
Mary Morrisey
Assistant Sound Editor
Dianne Dreyer
Script Supervisor
Doug Nicely
Assistant Location Manager
Eddie Farrell
Carpenter
Ellen Heuer
Foley Artist
Allen Burry
Publicist
Galen Goodpaster
Assistant Sound Editor
Gary Combs
Stunts Coordinator
Alonzo Wilson
Costume/Wardrobe
Alton McClellan
Painter
Denise Horta
ADR Editor
Derek Marino
Casting Assistant
Hilda Hodges
Foley Artist
Dale Williams
Production Secretary
Alenka Pavlin
Cable Person
Darnell Martin
Assistant Sound Editor
Dave Wells
Carpenter
Dean Drabin
ADR Mixer
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