Punch-Drunk Love


1h 37m 2002

Brief Synopsis

Barry Egan is the socially impaired owner of a small business, distributing novelty toilet plungers-in the San Fernando Valley. Dominated by seven sisters, and constantly negotiating his own manhood, he is unlikely to find romance unless romance finds him. In an attempt to resolve his loneliness, wh

Film Details

Also Known As
Embriagado de amor, Punch, Punch Drunk Knuckle Love, Punch Drunk Love, Punch-drunk love - Ivre d'amour, Untitled Paul Thomas Anderson Comedy, X-4 Project, The
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2002
Distribution Company
Sony Pictures Releasing
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA; Hawaii, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 37m

Synopsis

Barry Egan is the socially impaired owner of a small business, distributing novelty toilet plungers-in the San Fernando Valley. Dominated by seven sisters, and constantly negotiating his own manhood, he is unlikely to find romance unless romance finds him. In an attempt to resolve his loneliness, while having a vulnerable moment, Barry contacts a phone sex operator who, in turn threatens him with blackmail. Connected to a larger business network, the operator send some thugs on a mission from Utah to California, to follow, scare, and extort Barry. Barry becomes desperate, until a new door opens in his life. Therefore, when one of his sisters fixes him up with a lovely young English woman, Lena--who has rather quirky qualities herself--his emotions go haywire, fluctuating between lust, self-doubt, and uncontrollable rage. Nonetheless, Barry will embark upon whatever adventure it takes, just to have a shot at true romance.

Crew

Michael Adams

Stunts

Donovan Ahuna

Craft Service

Alfred Ainsworth

Video Assist/Playback

Tom Ajar

Projectionist

Kyle Alexander

Production Assistant

Tim Alexander

Visual Effects Supervisor

Trish Almeida

Hair Stylist

Suzanne Anaya

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Paul Thomas Anderson

Screenplay

Paul Thomas Anderson

Producer

William David Arnold

Production Designer

Chuck Askerneese

Assistant Property Master

Doreen Austria

Graphic Artist

Brian Edward Avery

Stunts

John Barba

Casting Associate

Jennifer Barin

Assistant Sound Editor

Christopher Barron

Assistant Sound Editor

Ben Beaird

Key Grip

Gary Bechtel

Assistant Location Manager

Phil Benson

Supervising Sound Editor

Sonia Bhalla

Assistant Director

Joe Biggins

Production Secretary

Tom Biller

Music

Jody Bingenheimer

Driver

Bruce Birmelin

Photography

Jeremy Blake

Scenery

David Bodin

Grip

Luca Borghese

Accountant

Julian Bratolyubov

Music

Eric Bretter

Sound Recordist

Mark Bridges

Costume Designer

Jon Brion

Music

Steven Butensky

Accounting Assistant

Rick Canelli

Adr

Juliet Carlson

Extras Casting Assistant

Lou Carlucci

Special Effects Coordinator

Sue Chan

Art Director

Jennifer Clark

Accounting Assistant

Kenneth C Clark

Special Effects Foreman

Eden Clark-coblenz

Costume Supervisor

Dan Collins

Associate Producer

Valeria Migliassi Collins

Script Supervisor

Ben Conrad

Foley Mixer

Glenn Coopersmith

Driver

Linda S Cormany

Key Costumer

Joe Cosentino

Driver

Pat Cosentino

Driver

Sheri Cosentino

Driver

William F Coss

Assistant Camera

Kat Craig

Other

Richard D Crain

Foreman

Richard Crompton

Best Boy Grip

David Crone

Camera Operator

David Crone

Steadicam Operator

Demelza Cronin

Assistant Production Coordinator

Andy Cummings

Song

Mick Cummings

On-Set Dresser

Elizabeth Dahl

Makeup Artist

Jon Sudee Dahl

Transportation Co-Captain

Debbi Datz-pyle

Music Contractor

Mark Deallessandro

Stunts

Greg Dennen

Score Recording

Kirk Denson

Sound Effects

Dean Des Jarlais

Best Boy Electric

Angel Desanti

Transportation Co-Captain

Devin B Donahue

Driver

James Donaruma

Assistant

Margaret Doversola

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Doug Dow

Foreman

Doug Dow

Construction

Adam Druxman

Assistant Director

Jesse Duarte

Driver

Shelley Duvall

Song Performer

Tony Eckert

Foley Mixer

Brenna Effrain

Office Production Assistant

Koji Egawa

Music Engineer

Moumen Elhajji

Caterer

Coya Elliot

Assistant Sound Editor

Robert Elswit

Director Of Photography

Cecilia Escobar

Accountant

Douglas A Farias

Driver

Barry Fawcett

Music

Jamie Feldman

Set Production Assistant

Jamie Feldman

Set Production Assistant

Marvin Felton

Special Effects Technician

Rick J. Fese

Driver

Kevin 'rambo' Fitzgerald

Best Boy Grip

Neil Fleischbein

Grip

James Flemming

Caterer

Marie P Gaerlan

Assistant Editor

Alexander W Gage

Grip

Vance Gage

Best Boy Grip

Jay Galbo

Electrician

Andrea Gard

Foley Editor

Ryan Garvey

Caterer

Gerald J Gates

Painter

Camille Geier

Visual Effects Producer

Seamus Gibbons

Caterer

Aura Gilge

Sound Effects Editor

Kevin Goldblum

Art Department

Hector M Gonzalez

Driver

Scott Goodrich

Assistant Camera

Daniel R Gordon

Driver

Bob Gorelick

Steadicam Operator

Allan Graf

Stunt Coordinator

William A J Grant

On-Set Dresser

Chris Grantz

On-Set Dresser

Mark Graziano

Post-Production Supervisor

Jeff Griffith

Loader

J R Grubbs

Sound Effects Editor

Jill Haber

Painter

Rick Harris

Rigging Grip

Dash Hart

Driver

Geno Hart

Transportation Coordinator

Jay R. Hart

Set Decorator

Keith Hartley

Rigging Electrician

Richard Hartley

Rigging Gaffer

John Hateley

Stunts

Nathan Hathaway

Chief Lighting Technician

Justin Healy

Assistant Location Manager

John Hendrickson

Music Engineer

Maru Hernandez

Assistant Production Coordinator

Phil Hetos

Color Timer

Tony Hibbard

Electrician

Vern Hoke

Medic

Toby Holguin

Stunts

Anne Hoss

Costumer

Kirk Huston

Transportation Captain

Robert Jackson

Boom Operator

Dominique Jaramillo

Medic

Jeff Jarvis

Special Effects Coordinator

Alfie Jensen

Driver

Kat Jensen

Stand-In

Jose A Jimenez

Driver

Leslie Jones

Editor

Richard Jones

Driver

Ronald Judkins

Sound Mixer

Jonathan Karp

Music Editor

Stephen Kearney

Sound Effects Editor

Steve Kelso

Stunt Coordinator

Kurt Kessenich

Grip

Lara Khachooni

Assistant Editor

Ashley Kimmet

Electrician

Greg Krueger

Caterer

J L Krueger

Coordinator

Thomas G Krueger

Medic

Cassandra Kulukundis

Casting

Jeffrey S Kunkel

Dolly Grip

Holiday Landa

Art Department Coordinator

Ladd Lanford

Assistant Editor

Leonard Larosa

Grip

Steve Larson

Transportation

Eric Learnard

Driver

David Lee

Chief Lighting Technician

Michael Lemass

Sound Editing

Karl Linde

Assistant Camera

Ron Linxwiler

Driver

Harlem Forrest Logan

Assistant

Charles Long

Security

Kelly Loo Jr.

Driver

Jonathan Loughran

Assistant

Daniel Lupi

Unit Production Manager

Daniel Lupi

Producer

Marco Lupi

Driver

Diana Lupo

Stunts

Lizabeth Maggini-mackay

Costumer

Eileen Malyszko

Production Supervisor

Christopher L. Marino

Apprentice Editor

Harry Marks

Driver

Makamae Masuda

Production Assistant

Stan Mataele

Driver

Kathy Mccart

Sound Recordist

Kristi Mcconnell

Accountant

Richard Mcconnell

Construction Coordinator

Stuart Mccowan

Assistant Sound Editor

Lisa Michele Mctigue

Set Production Assistant

Dustin Meier

Stunts

Frank 'pepe' Merel

Foley Recordist

Martin Milligan

On-Set Dresser

Shannon Mills

Foley Editor

Frank Mitchell

Location Assistant

Steve Mixdorf

Music Engineer

Daisuke Miyake

Grip

M K Moke

Song

Frank A Montesanto

Key Grip

Sandra Montiel

Assistant Editor

Marnie Moore

Foley Artist

James Moran

Assistant Director

Michelle Morgan

Loader

Esteban Munoz

Driver

Peggy Names

Sound

Bill Needham

Driver

Peggy Nichols

Makeup Artist

Harry Nilsson

Song

Johnny Noble

Song

Jeffrey Norvet

Camera Operator

Lori A Noyes

Set Decorator

Jonathan Null

Adr/Dialogue Editor

Thomas J. O'connell

Adr Mixer

James Oberman

Driver

Film Details

Also Known As
Embriagado de amor, Punch, Punch Drunk Knuckle Love, Punch Drunk Love, Punch-drunk love - Ivre d'amour, Untitled Paul Thomas Anderson Comedy, X-4 Project, The
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2002
Distribution Company
Sony Pictures Releasing
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA; Hawaii, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 37m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Co-winner of the Best Direction Award at the 2002 Cannes Film Festival.

Winner of the 2002 award for Best Director (Paul Thomas Anderson) by the Toronto Film Critics Association.

Winner of the 2002 award for Best Supporting Actress (Emily Watson) by the Toronto Film Critics Association.

Released in United States Fall October 11, 2002

Limited Release in United States October 11, 2002

Expanded Release in United States October 18, 2002

Released in United States on Video June 24, 2003

Released in United States 2002

Shown at New York Film Festival September 27 - October 13, 2002.

Project was previously in development at New Line Cinema.

Released in United States Fall October 11, 2002

Limited Release in United States October 11, 2002

Expanded Release in United States October 18, 2002

Released in United States on Video June 24, 2003

Released in United States 2002 (Shown at New York Film Festival September 27 - October 13, 2002.)