This Boy's Life


1h 55m 1993

Brief Synopsis

Adapted from Tobias Wolff's autobiography, about his life with his mother and his overbearing stepfather, in the 1950s.

Film Details

Also Known As
Blessures secrètes, En främling i familjen
MPAA Rating
Genre
Drama
Biography
Period
Adaptation
Release Date
1993
Distribution Company
WARNER BROS. PICTURES DISTRIBUTION (WBPD)
Location
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; Moab, Utah, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 55m

Synopsis

Adapted from Tobias Wolff's autobiography, about his life with his mother and his overbearing stepfather, in the 1950s.

Crew

Rachel Abroms

Casting

Tom Adair

Song

Stuart Aikins

Casting

Dub Allbritten

Song

Charles Andre

Stunts

Kevin Andruschak

Stunts

Sheila Aquiline

Assistant Production Accountant

Stuart Atkins

Location Casting

Burt Bacharach

Song

Dave Bartholomew

Song

Donah Bassett

Negative Cutting

John Benson

Editor

John Benson

Sound Effects Editor

Mari Bloom

Hair Stylist

Destiny Borden

Assistant Sound Editor

Donald D Brown

Boom Operator

Boudleaux Bryant

Song

Felice Bryant

Song

Carter Burwell

Music

Fitch Cady

Line Producer

Fitch Cady

Coproducer

Sammy Cahn

Song

Jerry Capehart

Song

Jane Carpenter-wilson

Dialogue Editor

Robin Chambers

Assistant

Charles Chaplin

Song

Tim Chilton

Foley Artist

James Clark

Film Editor

Eddie Cochran

Song

Eddie Cochran

Song Performer

Sandy Cochrane

Art Director

Simon Coke

Dialogue Editor

Nat King Cole

Song Performer

Perry Como

Song Performer

Guy D'hardelot

Song

Christine Danelski

Foley Editor

Hal David

Song

Robert Dawson

Titles

Gene De Paul

Song

Julie Delia

Casting Associate

Matt Dennis

Song

Alberto Dominguez

Song

Fats Domino

Song

Fats Domino

Song Performer

Willie Joe Duncan

Song Performer

Willie Joe Duncan

Song

Fiona Duncanson

Assistant Editor

Jim R Dunn

Stunts

Arthur Egnoian

Song

Tom Eirikson

Stunts

Preston Epps

Song Performer

Preston Epps

Song

Jim Erickson

Set Decorator

Paul Etherington

Assistant Director

Mike Fantasia

Location Manager

Chuck Finch

Lighting Technician

Christopher Flick

Foley Editor

Myron Floren

Song

Kathy Foley

Hair Stylist

Sukey Fontelieu

Dialogue Editor

Mary Ford

Song

David Craig Forrest

Makeup

Chantel Garayalde

Assistant

Sharon Gerhard

Assistant Director

Robert Getchell

Screenplay

Penny Gibbs

Production Coordinator

Lynda Gilman

Assistant Director

Karen Gordon

Production Accountant

Casey Grant

Unit Production Manager

Milt Grant

Song

Johnny Greenan

Song

Peter Guber

Executive Producer

William Haines

Location Casting

Oscar Hammerstein Ii

Song

Don Hauer

Unit Production Manager

Gary Hecker

Foley Mixer

Michael Herbick

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Ilona Herman

Hair

Owens Hill

Casting

Peter Hirsch

Assistant Director

Al Hoffman

Song

Marcia Holley

Stunts

Richard Hornung

Costume Designer

Holly Huckins

Adr Editor

Jim Hurford

Key Grip

Stephen Jackson

Lighting Technician

David Jacox

Stunts

Isabel Johnson

Other

Matt D Johnston

Stunts

Pee Wee King

Song

Richard King

Sound Editor

Jan Kobylka

Construction Coordinator

Sonny Kompanek

Music Conductor

Burton Kuchera

Lighting

Michael Langlois

Stunts

Clifford Latimer

Adr Editor

Nick Lawson

Special Effects

Paul Leblanc

Consultant

Brenda Lee

Song Performer

Rachel Leiterman

Assistant Director

Morris Levy

Song

Stephen J Lineweaver

Production Designer

Art Linson

Producer

Eugene Lockhart

Song

Peter Lonsdale

Editor

Frankie Lymon

Song Performer

Melissa Lytle

Assistant Sound Editor

Edward Madden

Song

Dick Manning

Song

Martin Maryska

Editor

Allan Mason

Music Supervisor

Cotton Mather

Stunts

Sandy Mccallum

Assistant Camera Operator

Cole Mclarty

Stunts

Gary Mclarty

Stunts

Neil Mcleod

Assistant Property Master

Seanna Mcpherson

Other

Patty Mcreynolds

Craft Service

Yvonne Melville

Production Coordinator

Rose Mihalyi

Assistant Camera Operator

Karen Minahan

Assistant Sound Editor

Donald O Mitchell

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Rory Moffatt

Transportation Captain

Frank Montano

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Andrew Mulkani

Grip

Patti Roberts Nelson

Production Associate

Johnny O'keefe

Song

Dave Owen

Camera Operator

Tricia Owen

Assistant

Dave Owens

Song

Thomas Pankiewich

Wardrobe

Geoffrey Parsons

Song

Les Paul

Song Performer

Fred Perron

Stunts

Jon Peters

Executive Producer

Jef Plecas

Dolly Grip

John J Polce

Stunts

Eric Potter

Sound Effects

Chilton Price

Song

E Jeane Putnam

Foley Editor

Curt Ramsey

Song

Michael Roberts

Camera Operator

Richard Rodgers

Song

Nicola Ryall

Wardrobe

James Sallis

Location Manager

Monique Salvato

Assistant Sound Editor

Jill Schachne

Foley Artist

Marshall Schlom

Script Supervisor

Eric O Schusterman

Assistant Editor

John Scott

Stunts

Takashi Seida

Photography

Ernest Seitz

Song

Ronnie Self

Song

Arlene Sibley

Location Manager

Frank Sinatra

Song Performer

Adam Milo Smalley

Music Editor

Jo-anne Smith-ojeil

Makeup Artist

Kevin Speckmaier

Assistant Director

Redd Stewart

Song

Susan Stewart

Hair Stylist

Grant Swain

Property Master

Edward Teschemacher

Song

Betty Thomas

Stunts

Betty Thomas

Stunt Coordinator

John Turner

Song

Ian Urquhart

Transportation Coordinator

Michael Vezina

Special Effects Coordinator

Gene Vincent

Song Performer

David Watkin

Dp/Cinematographer

David Watkin

Director Of Photography

Fred Waugh

Stunts

Percy Wenrich

Song

Bill Westley

Assistant Director

Christine Wilson

Script Supervisor

Tobias Wolff

Book As Source Material

Fred L Wray

Song

Link Wray

Song Performer

Rob Young

Sound

Film Details

Also Known As
Blessures secrètes, En främling i familjen
MPAA Rating
Genre
Drama
Biography
Period
Adaptation
Release Date
1993
Distribution Company
WARNER BROS. PICTURES DISTRIBUTION (WBPD)
Location
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; Moab, Utah, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 55m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Wide Release in United States April 23, 1993

Released in United States on Video September 1, 1993

Ellen Barkin replaced Debra Winger in cast due to scheduling conflicts.

Completed shooting May 27, 1992.

Began shooting February 23, 1992.

Leonardo DiCaprio was named most promising actor by the Chicago Film Critics Association (1993) for his performances in "This Boy's Life" (USA/1993) and "What's Eating Gilbert Grape" (USA/1993).

As of August 1991, Art Linson Productions is Knickerbocker Films.

Released in United States Spring April 9, 1993

Wide Release in United States April 23, 1993

Released in United States on Video September 1, 1993

Released in United States Spring April 9, 1993