Magnolia


3h 8m 1999

Brief Synopsis

On one random day in the San Fernando Valley, a dying father, a young wife, a male caretaker, a famous lost son, a police officer in love, a boy genius, an ex-boy genius, a game show host and an estranged daughter will each become part of a dazzling multiplicity of plots, but one story. Through a collusion of coincidence, chance, human action, shared media, past history and divine intervention they will weave and warp through each other's lives on a day that builds to an unforgettable climax.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Drama
Romance
Release Date
1999
Distribution Company
NEW LINE CINEMA (NEW LINE)
Location
San Fernando Valley, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
3h 8m

Synopsis

On one random day in the San Fernando Valley, a dying father, a young wife, a male caretaker, a famous lost son, a police officer in love, a boy genius, an ex-boy genius, a game show host and an estranged daughter will each become part of a dazzling multiplicity of plots, but one story. Through a collusion of coincidence, chance, human action, shared media, past history and divine intervention they will weave and warp through each other's lives on a day that builds to an unforgettable climax.

Crew

Nellie Adami

Assistant Production Coordinator

Michael Adams

Stunts

Julie Adrianson Neary

Visual Effects

Alfred Ainsworth

Video Assist/Playback

John F Aliano

Driver

Chuck Alsobrook

Driver

Amanda Anderson

Special Thanks To

Monica Anderson

Assistant Editor

Paul Thomas Anderson

Screenplay

Rick Anderson

On-Set Dresser

Linda Andersson

Caterer

Debbi M Andrews

Accountant

Fiona Apple

Special Thanks To

Fiona Apple

Music

Fiona Apple

Other

William David Arnold

Production Designer

John Ascuaga

Special Thanks To

James Ashwill

Foley Mixer

Chuck Askerneese

Props Assistant

Paul E Avery

Electrician

Paul Babin

Camera Operator

Robert J Babin

Key Grip

Scott Bailey

Props Assistant

Joe Ball

Special Thanks To

Larry Ballard

Medic

Tony Barattini

Driver

Cassandra Barbour

Rights & Clearances

Jorge L Baron

Assistant Director

James Barrett

Electrician

Jennifer Barrons

Production Associate

Jennifer Barrons

Assistant

Matt Bauer

Production Assistant

Ben Beaird

Key Grip

Nick Beaird

Grip

Vicki Beck

Cgi Artist

Guy Norman Bee

Steadicam Operator

Jeff Behlendorf

Post-Production Accountant

Fariba Benham

Art Assistant

Earl Betts

Props

Andrea Biklian

Other

Enrique Bilsland

Animatronics

R Michael Bisetti

Special Effects

Christos C Bitsakos

Camera Assistant

Georges Bizet

Music

Hans Bjerno

Camera Operator

Patricia Blau

Other

Gabrielle Bobb

Song

Andrew Bock

Assistant

Conny Boettger-marinos

Set Designer

Matthew Bouchard

Visual Effects

Bob Bowen

Music Coordinator

Colin Brady

Animator

Danny Bramson

Special Thanks To

Julian Bratolyubov

Music

Mark Bridges

Costume Designer

Mark Bridges

Production Designer

Jon Brion

Song

Jon Brion

Music

John Brosnan

Video Playback

Craig Brown

Best Boy Grip

Jamala Gaither Brown

Set Production Assistant

Jason Brown

Other

Judith Brown

Other

Jeanette Browning

Adr

Richard Burden

Stunts

Lois Burwell

Makeup Artist

Steven Butensky

Accounting Assistant

Ed Callahan

Foley Editor

Lisa Campbell

Production Assistant

Rick Canelli

Adr

Diane Carlucci

Special Effects

John Carlucci

Special Effects

Lou Carlucci

Special Effects

Lou Carlucci

Special Effects Supervisor

Robert J Carlyle

Construction Coordinator

Jack Carpenter

Stunts

Laurie Cartwright

Other

Curtis E Clark

Driver

Jennifer Clark

Accounting Assistant

Kenneth H Clarke

Medic

Michael J. Clarke

Special Effects

Richard Coburn

Song

Valeria Migliassi Collins

Script Supervisor

Buck Compton

Driver

Jerry Conca

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Joe Cosentino

Transportation Captain

Billy Craft

Electrician

Steve Craft

Camera Assistant

John Cucci

Foley Artist

Thomas Culberhouse

Props

Phil Culotta

Stunts

Beth D'amato

Visual Effects

Ken Daniells

Production Associate

Debbi Datz-pyle

Music Contractor

Lorelei David

Assistant Editor

Rick Davies

Song

Glenn R Davis

Best Boy Grip

William Dawson

Special Effects

R. Michael De Chellis

Best Boy

Michael De Luca

Executive Producer

Ivan Martin Del Campo

Production Assistant

Angel Desanti

Driver

Bob Dewitt

Driver

Alison Dickey

Special Thanks To

Michael Doven

Production Associate

Eric Dressor

Special Effects

Adam Druxman

Assistant Director

Jennifer Duclos

Assistant

Roger G Dudley

Props

Brent Dyer

Props

Danny J Edwards

Special Effects

Ethel Edwards

Special Effects

Jeff Egan

Medic

Bernhard Eichholz

Other

Ousaun Elam

Stunts

Gregory Elliott

Props

Mike Ellis

Visual Effects

Erik Ellner

Production

Robert Elswit

Dp/Cinematographer

Robert Elswit

Director Of Photography

Chrissie England

Other

Cecilia Escobar

Accountant

Dave Evans

Assistant Location Manager

Debbie Evens

Stunts

Kelly Everett

Set Costumer

Fernando Favila

Other

Bill Fesh

Film Lab

Kerry Fitzmaurice

Set Production Assistant

James Flemming

Caterer

Lorin Flemming

Other

Christopher Flick

Foley

Brian Flora

Visual Effects

Bill Fobert

Props

Mark Forrest

Driver

Charles Fort

Special Thanks To

Jeri Fowle

Special Thanks To

Shepherd Frankel

Assistant Art Director

Ray Gabriel

Stunts

Gabrielle

Song Performer

Marie Gaerlan

Apprentice

Steve Galvin

Best Boy

David Garris

Driver

Kristen Gassner

Art Department

Greg Gateley

Production Assistant

Gerald Gates

Other

Egan Gauntt

Art Assistant

Camille Geier

Visual Effects

Carl Geller

Special Thanks To

Derek Gillingham

Special Effects

James Girch

Special Effects

Tom Girskis

Lighting Technician

John Glaeser

Other

Jerry Glassman

Driver

Emily Glatter

Production Coordinator

Michael Gleason

Editor

Sam Glynn

Assistant Location Manager

Raymond Gonzales

Electrician

Paul Gough

Special Thanks To

Allan Graf

Stunts

Timothy B Graham

Special Effects

Don Gray

Motion Control

Mark Graziano

Post-Production Supervisor

Rebecca Gregg

Production Assistant

Paul J Griffin

Animation Supervisor

Jeff Gross

Props

Joseph Grossberg

Visual Effects

Timothy B Gunther

Props

Jill Haber

Other

Paul Haggett

Driver

Michael Haight

Dialogue Editor

Robert Hale

Painter

Holly Hall

Special Thanks To

Sonya Thompsen Halsey

Other

Sheila Hamilton

Special Thanks To

Glen Hanz

Art Department

Tom Hardisty

Assistant Engineer

Barbara Harris

Voice Casting

Kimberly Harris

Adr Supervisor

Lynn Harris

Executive Producer

Dash Hart

Driver

Geno Hart

Transportation Coordinator

Allison Harvey

Production Assistant

Bob Harvey

Special Thanks To

Michael Hausman

Special Thanks To

David Hayles

Medic

Justin Healy

Assistant Location Manager

John Helms

Visual Effects

Michael Herbick

Rerecording

Gerry Hernandez

Caterer

Phil Hetos

Color Timer

Richard L Hill

Special Effects

Timothy Hillman

Location Manager

Melodee Hindle

Special Thanks To

Roger Hodgson

Song

Robin Holabird

Special Thanks To

Thomas S Holmes

Electrician

Eugene Hubbard

Special Effects

Tony Hurd

Cgi Artist

Steve Irwin

Video Playback

Terry Jackson

Stunts

Film Details

MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Drama
Romance
Release Date
1999
Distribution Company
NEW LINE CINEMA (NEW LINE)
Location
San Fernando Valley, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
3h 8m

Award Nominations

Best Original Screenplay

1999

Best Song

1999

Best Supporting Actor

1999
Tom Cruise

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Nominated for the 1999 award for Best Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen (Paul Thomas Anderson) from the Writers Guild of America.

Winner of the 1999 Golden Satellite for Best Motion Picture Ensemble from the International Press Academy.

Winner of two 1999 awards, including Best Supporting Actress (Julianne Moore) and Best Supporting Actor (Philip Seymour Hoffman) from the National Board of Review of Motion Pictures.

Released in United States Winter December 17, 1999

Wide Release in United States January 7, 2000

Released in United States on Video July 25, 2000

Released in United States February 2000

Released in United States July 2000

Shown at Berlin International Film Festival (in competition) February 9-20, 2000.

Shown at Karlovy Vary International Film Festival July 5-15, 2000.

Completed shooting May 25, 1999.

Began shooting January 12, 1999.

Released in United States Winter December 17, 1999

Wide Release in United States January 7, 2000

Released in United States on Video July 25, 2000

Released in United States February 2000 (Shown at Berlin International Film Festival (in competition) February 9-20, 2000.)

Released in United States July 2000 (Shown at Karlovy Vary International Film Festival July 5-15, 2000.)

Winner of the Golden Berlin Bear for Best Film at the 2000 Berlin International Film Festival.