Road to Perdition


1h 59m 2002

Brief Synopsis

Mike Sullivan is an enforcer for powerful Depression-era Midwestern mobster John Rooney. Rooney's son, Connor, is jealous of the close bond they share, and when Mike's eldest son, Michael, witnesses a hit, Connor uses the incident as an excuse to murder Sullivan's wife and youngest son. Forced to flee, Sullivan and Michael set out on a journey of revenge and self-discovery.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Genre
Drama
Crime
Period
Adaptation
Release Date
2002
Production Company
Ronald L Wright
Distribution Company
20TH CENTURY FOX DISTRIBUTION/AMBLIN PARTNERS
Location
Chicago, Illinois, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 59m

Synopsis

Two fathers: Michael Sullivan, a hit man for the Irish mob in Depression-era Chicago; and Mr. John Rooney, Sullivan's boss and the man who raised him as a son. Two sons: Michael Sullivan, Jr. and Connor Rooney, each desperate to earn his father's favor. Jealousy and competition put them all on a collision course, ultimately bringing Sullivan's work into his private life and leading to the death of his beloved wife and youngest son, Peter. Now Michael Sullivan and his surviving son are set on a journey instigated by tragedy and fueled by revenge.

Crew

Matthew Adams

Rotoscope Animator

Stacey Adamski

Assistant

Stephen Andrzejewski

Location Manager

Audrey Anzures

Hair Stylist

Paige Augustine

On-Set Dresser

Steve Baer

Art Department

Christopher Baker

Storyboard Artist

Bill Banyai

Sound Engineer

Lynn Basas

Visual Effects

Steve Battaglia

Assistant Director

Benjamin Beardwood

Dialogue Editor

Bob Beemer

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Bud Belyeu

Transportation Captain

Bill Bernstein

Music Editor

Brenda Berrisford

Assistant

Jill Bilcock

Editor

Kathryn Blondell

Hair Stylist

Kelly Borisy

Key Grip

Judith Bouley

Casting

Joey Box

Stunts

Cortland Boyd

Electrician

Joan Bradshaw

Executive Producer

Julian Bratolyubov

Music

Brady Breen

Location Manager

Thomas E Brown

Painter

Clyde E Bryan

Assistant Camera

George Budd

Consultant

Lane Burch

Foley Mixer

Gary Burritt

Negative Cutter

Frank P Calzavara

Stunts

Chris Castaldi

Production Assistant

Patrick Caulfield

Set Costumer

Tony Chance

Storyboard Artist

Paul Clemente

Visual Effects Producer

Michael Clossin

Stand-In

Doug Coleman

Unit Director

Doug Coleman

Stunt Coordinator

Max Allan Collins

Source Material (From Novel)

Tara B Cook

Associate Producer

Vince E Cordero

Best Boy Electric

John Crisman

Foreman

Steve Cudzilo

Location Assistant

Chris Cummings

Art Department Coordinator

Renee D. Czarapata

Accountant

William D'ambra

Special Effects

James D'damery

Accounting Assistant

Darrell Craig Davis

Stunts

Jim M Davis

Foreman

Orbert Davis

Creative Consultant

Guillaume Delouche

Assistant Property Master

Matthew Dettmann

Foley Artist

Maria Devane

Post-Production Accountant

Kyle Devriendt

Archival Footage

Demetra Diamantopoulos

Location Manager

Jeff Dieter

Other

Joe Dorn

Adr Editor

Wileen Dragovan

Location Manager

Francois Duhamel

Photography

Robert W. Dulys

Transportation

Rickley W Dumm

Assistant Sound Editor

Ross Dunkerley

Chief Lighting Technician

Jann Engel

Assistant Art Director

Sven E M Fahlgren

Post-Production Coordinator

John Paul Fasal

Sound Effects

Leslee Feldman

Casting

Katherine Ferraro

Stand-In

James Fierro

Stunts

Michael L. Fink

Visual Effects Supervisor

Nate Flansburg

Stand-In

Carmen Flores De Tanis

Assistant Sound Editor

Adam Fogelson

Rigging Gaffer

Fred Folmer

Best Boy Grip

Erica Frauman

Post-Production Supervisor

Peter Friedlander

Assistant

Laurel Frushour

Costumer

Tom Gagnon

Swing Gang

Gretchen Gain

Costumer

Karen Garlich

Accounting Assistant

Dennis Gassner

Production Designer

Scott Getzinger

Assistant Property Master

Michael D. Gianneschi

Assistant Property Master

Christopher Glasgow

Grip

Jack P Glenn

Crane Grip

Chris Glomp

Best Boy Electric

David John Golia

Director Of Photography

Joyce Green

Production Assistant

Russell A Green

Production Assistant

Kurt Greufe

Accounting Assistant

Thomas Gustafson

Extras Casting Assistant

Nancy Haigh

Set Decorator

Ted Haigh

Assistant Art Director

Celia Haining

Assistant Editor

Allen L Hall

Special Effects Coordinator

Conrad Hall

Director Of Photography

Matthew Hall

Special Effects

Douglas Harlocker

Property Master

Barbara Harris

Adr Voice Casting

George W Hartmann

Driver

Jim Hartnett

Best Boy Grip

Matthew Haskins

Loader

Gary Hecker

Foley Artist

Scott Hecker

Supervising Sound Editor

Phil Hetos

Color Timer

Timothy Hillman

Location Manager

K.c. Hodenfield

Assistant Director

James A Hogan

Transportation Captain

Aaron C Holden

Swing Gang

Melanie Holloway

Assistant

Mark Howard

Choreographer

Paul Howarth

Visual Effects Editor

Martin L. Hudson

Assistant Location Manager

Mauriece Jacks Jr.

Videotape Operator

Jason Jennings

Sound Effects Editor

Jennifer Jobst

Costumer

Jason K Johnson

Best Boy Grip

Joy Johnson

Assistant

Kenneth L Johnson

Sound Effects Editor

Richard L Johnson

Art Director

C David Jones

Production Assistant

Billy Judkins

Stunts

Kyoko Kageyama

Coordinator

Gary L Karas

Special Effects

John Karolous

Stand-In

Jerry King

Key Rigging Grip

Robert Krzeminski

Grip

Ross L Kulma

Medic

John Lacy

Rigging Gaffer

Kevin J Lanke

Electrician

Kristine Lankenau

Rotoscope Animator

Adria Later

Tutor

Larry Laurent

Painter

Larry Leahy

Script Coordinator

Rick Lefevour

Stunts

Gary Lewis

Dialogue Editor

David Lingenfelser

Compositing Supervisor

Tinker Linville

Gang Boss

Howard London

Adr Mixer

Michael Louis

Production Secretary

Tom Lowell

Stunts

Brian Lunt

Projectionist

Joseph M Lyons

Electrician

Kathryn A Madden

Craft Service

David Malley

Production Secretary

Michael J Malone

Unit Production Manager

Jim Mammoser

Stunts

Robert Dale Marrocco

Stunts

Cherylanne Martin

Unit Production Manager

Cherylanne Martin

Associate Producer

Robert Q Mathews

Costume Supervisor

Blake E Matthys

Swing Gang

Cyril H Matthys

Swing Gang

Quentin Matthys

Swing Gang

Michael J Mcalister

Visual Effects Supervisor

James R Mcallister

Assistant Location Manager

Larry Mccaffrey

Technical Advisor

Harrison Mceldowney

Choreographer

Amy Mckenzie

Assistant

Sam Mendes

Producer

Carla Meyer

Dialect Coach

John D. Milinac

Special Effects Foreman

Scott Millan

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Kathryn Mindala

Production Accountant

Thomas Minton

Assistant Art Director

Larry Misselhorn

Other

Lea Morement

Assistant Editor

Leslie Morris

Music Contractor

Robert Nelson

Transportation Coordinator

Thomas Newman

Music

Jon Nicholson

On-Set Dresser

Eric A Norris

Sound Effects Editor

Benjamin J. Nowicki

Art Department Coordinator

Rosemary Orlando

Coordinator

Troy O Osman

Construction Coordinator

Armand Paoletti

Transportation Coordinator

Joseph Paoletti

Transportation Co-Captain

Mark Pappas

Foley Editor

Walter F. Parkes

Executive Producer

Thomas Pasatieri

Original Music

Mickie Paskal

Casting Consultant

Jeff Passanante

Construction Coordinator

William Patterson

Art Assistant

Christine Pawlowski

Accounting Assistant

Fred W Peck

Rerecording

Bill Phillips

Construction

Walter Piers

Swing Gang

Heather Pollock

Set Costumer

Ruth Pollock

Assistant

Eva L. Prappas

Key Costumer

Joel Prihoda

Swing Gang

Alicia Pritchett

Liaison

John Patrick Pritchett

Sound Mixer

Glen Purdy

Best Boy Grip

Dante Quintana

Visual Effects

Richard Rayner

Source Material (From Novel)

Aaron Richmond

Editorial Production Assistant

John Rigden

Special Effects

Thomas J Rigden

Swing Gang

Gabriela Rios

Assistant Production Coordinator

Dhana Rivera

Production Coordinator

Linda R Rizzuto

Hair Stylist

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Genre
Drama
Crime
Period
Adaptation
Release Date
2002
Production Company
Ronald L Wright
Distribution Company
20TH CENTURY FOX DISTRIBUTION/AMBLIN PARTNERS
Location
Chicago, Illinois, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 59m

Award Wins

Best Cinematography

2002

Best Cinematography

2003
Conrad L. Hall

Award Nominations

Set Decoration

2002

Best Score

2002

Best Sound

2002

Best Sound Editing

2002

Best Supporting Actor

2002
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Miscellaneous Notes

Nominated for four 2002 awards by the London Film Critics Circle, including Best Film of the Year, Best British Director (Sam Mendes), Best Screenwriter (David Self), and British Actor in a Supporting Role (Jude Law).

Nominated for two 2002 awards for by the Broadcast Film Critics Association including Best Picture and Best Supporting Actor (Paul Newman).

Winner of the 2002 award for Best Picture by the Washington D.C. Film Critics.

Winner of the 2002 award for Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing by the Cinema Audio Society (CAS).

Winner of the 2002 Golden Reel Award for Best Sound Editing in Domestic Feature - Sound Effects & Foley by the Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE).

Released in United States Summer July 12, 2002

Released in United States on Video February 25, 2003

Released in United States 2002

Shown at Venice International Film Festival August 29 - September 8, 2002.

"Road to Perdition" is based on the serial graphic novel written by Max Allan Collins and illustrated by Richard Piers Rayner.

Released in United States Summer July 12, 2002

Released in United States on Video February 25, 2003

Released in United States 2002 (Shown at Venice International Film Festival August 29 - September 8, 2002.)

Co-winner of the 2002 award for Best Director (Sam Mendes), shared with Denzel Washington ("Antwone Fisher") and Spike Jonze ("Adaptation") by the Washington D.C. Film Critics.