White Oleander


1h 50m 2002

Brief Synopsis

After her seductive and uncompromising mother, Ingrid, kills her own boyfriend for abandoning her, fifteen-year-old Astrid witnesses her mother's arrest. It's an event that will change the course of both their lives. Suddenly, young Astrid is on her own. Shuttled through a series of foster homes, As

Film Details

Also Known As
Laurier blanc, Vit oleander
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2002
Distribution Company
WARNER BROS. PICTURES DISTRIBUTION (WBPD)
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 50m

Synopsis

After her seductive and uncompromising mother, Ingrid, kills her own boyfriend for abandoning her, fifteen-year-old Astrid witnesses her mother's arrest. It's an event that will change the course of both their lives. Suddenly, young Astrid is on her own. Shuttled through a series of foster homes, Astrid struggles to master the techniques she needs if she's to survive the unyielding and often harsh world she is thrust into. Astrid tries desperately to forge her own identity within her ever-changing environment. From behind bars, Ingrid's powerful influence is the only constant in Astrid's life--for good, and for bad. In the three years that mark her passage from child to adult, Astrid must learn the value of independence and courage, rage and forgiveness, love and survival, to earn her freedom from the past.

Crew

Julie Adair

Stunts

Christopher Aud

Sound Effects Editor

Eyal Axelrod

Assistant

William Ballard

Transportation Coordinator

Colin Bardon

Foreman

Thomas Barnett

Song

Art Bartels

Key Grip

Mychael Bates

Property Master

Debra Baum

Music Supervisor

Thad Beier

Visual Effects Supervisor

Bill Bernstein

Consultant

Ralph Bertelle

Production Coordinator

Thomas Betts

Set Designer

George Billinger Iii

Camera Operator

Matthew Billingsly

Assistant

Steve Bowerman

Sound Mixer

Kayce Brown

Assistant

Donald Graham Burt

Production Designer

Christopher Bustard

Extras Agent/Coordinator

David E Campbell

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Bruce Chimerofsky

Best Boy Grip

Daniel Chuba

Visual Effects Producer

Steve Clark

Song

Dimitri Coats

Song

Stacy Cohen

Executive Producer

Ginny Cook

Dialogue Editor

James F Cornick

Rigging Gaffer

Sheryl Crow

Song Performer

Sheryl Crow

Song

Gloria D'alessandro

Dialogue Editor

Alan Dangerio

Hair Stylist

Elliot Davis

Dp/Cinematographer

Elliot Davis

Director Of Photography

Jeff Denes

Special Effects Coordinator

Susie Desanto

Costume Designer

Mary Agnes Donoghue

Screenplay

Tim Easton

Song

Tim Easton

Song Performer

Michelle Eisenreich

Visual Effects Producer

David Fein

Foley Artist

Cary Fisher

Camera Operator

Janet Fitch

Source Material (From Novel)

Patrick J. Foley

Dialogue Editor

Lynda Foote

Costume Supervisor

Bryony Foster

Set Decorator

Jessica Fragale

Production Secretary

Charles W Francis

Production Accountant

Tyler W. Gaisford

Assistant

E.k. Gaylord

Executive Producer

Jane Goldsmith

Script Supervisor

Gilbert Gonzales

Animator

Eric Gotthelf

Adr Mixer

Claudia Gray

Consultant

Lynda Gurasich

Hair Stylist

Kristin Harms

Executive Producer

Dan Hiland

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

David H Horton

Foley Editor

Rick Hromadka

Sound Effects Editor

Joel Iwataki

Music Scoring Mixer

David Jobe

Foley Mixer

Bill Johnson

Other

Bill Johnson

Photography (Uncredited)

Jay Mark Johnson

Visual Effects Supervisor

Adam Johnston

Sound Effects Editor

Eric Kane

Song

Caren Kaplow

Assistant

Aileen Kiernan

Assistant

Susan Kistler

Key Costumer

Ann Kline

Music Supervisor

Ellen Lewis

Casting

Hunt Lowry

Producer

M C Madeira

Song

Rebecca Marie

Animator

Brian Markey

Construction Coordinator

Patrick Markey

Executive Producer

Patrick Markey

Unit Production Manager

J Martinez

Song

Tom Mckay

Song

Leslie Mills

Song Performer

Leslie Mills

Song

Thomas Newman

Music

Walter Newman

Supervising Sound Editor

Molly Newton

Assistant

Dayton Nietert

Chief Lighting Technician

Shelagh O'brien

Assistant

Brian O'neill

Location Manager

Kaaren F Ochoa

Assistant Director

Thomas Pasatieri

Original Music

R Patterson

Song

Chris Pelcer

Song

Garth Petrie

Song

Troy Porter

Adr Mixer

Kimberly Rach

Production Supervisor

Ilyse A. Reutlinger

Post-Production Supervisor

Ilyse A. Reutlinger

Associate Producer

John F Reynolds

Adr Editor

Chris Ridsdale

Editor

Anthony Rivero Stabley

Art Director

Phil Robinson

Assistant Director

Gary D Rogers

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Catherine Rose

Foley Artist

Earl Rose

Song Performer

Earl Rose

Song

G V Rossi

Song

Wesley Rowe

Assistant

Larry Shephard

Transportation Captain

Matt Sherwood

Song

Jim Smith

Craft Service

Matt Smith

Song

Ronnie Specter

Makeup

Monica Stagg

Stunt Coordinator

Cleo Terrio

Dolly Grip

Tom Thoms

Boom Operator

Tracy Underwood

Associate Producer

Kimberly Lowe Voight

Dialogue Editor

John Marcum Wells

Producer

Darren Wright

Sound Effects Editor

Vivian Zink

Photography

Heather Zuhlke

Assistant

Film Details

Also Known As
Laurier blanc, Vit oleander
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2002
Distribution Company
WARNER BROS. PICTURES DISTRIBUTION (WBPD)
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 50m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Nominated for a 2002 award for Best Supporting Actress (Michelle Pfeiffer) from the Screen Actor's Guild (SAG).

Limited Release in United States October 11, 2002

Released in United States Fall October 11, 2002

Released in United States September 2002

Shown at Toronto International Film Festival September 5-14, 2002.

Warner Bros reportedly paid $1,000,000 for the film rights.

Janet Fitch's debut novel "White Oleander" is published by Little, Brown.

Released in United States September 2002 (Shown at Toronto International Film Festival September 5-14, 2002.)

Limited Release in United States October 11, 2002

Released in United States Fall October 11, 2002