Confessions of a Dangerous Mind


1h 53m 2002

Brief Synopsis

Young, energetic, and focused on a top career in the growing television industry, Chuck Barris finds himself being followed by a suspicious character who quickly lures him into a secretive and dangerous world: that of a CIA operative. While Barris gains notoriety as a dynamic television producer--cr

Film Details

Also Known As
Confessions d'un homme dangereux
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2002
Production Company
Sam Sarkar
Distribution Company
MIRAMAX
Location
Nogales, Mexico; Tucson, Arizona, USA; California, USA; Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 53m

Synopsis

Young, energetic, and focused on a top career in the growing television industry, Chuck Barris finds himself being followed by a suspicious character who quickly lures him into a secretive and dangerous world: that of a CIA operative. While Barris gains notoriety as a dynamic television producer--creating such innovative and popular shows as "The Newlywed Game" and the self-hosted "The Gong Show"--he regularly executes assassinations for the United States government. As ratings rise, Barris incorporates his shows into his secret life: winning couples on "The Dating Game" find themselves shipped off to "fabulous Helsinki" and "romantic West Berlin" for their dream dates--it isn't Paris, but it provides chaperone Barris a cover for his covert missions. As Barris basks in the glamour of his two worlds--entertainment and espionage--his life begins to spiral out of control. He is torn between the woman who loves him and the mysterious woman of his fantasies. He receives mass criticism from the public who accuses him of contaminating the airwaves and he finds himself marked for death by an operative. Barris must regain control of his life. Both of them.

Crew

Vincent Aird

Assistant Set Decorator

John Alexandre

Carpenter

Anne Alloucherie

Assistant Director

Carolin Amiel

Office Assistant

Yannick Amman

Production Assistant

Julie Amyot

Wardrobe

Dana Anderson

Rigging Grip

J. Todd Anderson

Storyboard Artist

Steven E Anderson

Makeup Artist

Natacha Antiglio

Art Department Coordinator

Robert Anzures

Rigging Grip

Renee April

Costume Designer

Florence April-borgeat

Dresser

Serge Archambault

Painter

Burton Nick Arnds

Best Boy Grip

Linda Arnold

Hair Stylist

Henri Aubertin

Wardrobe

Eric Aubin

Assistant Camera

Bruno Babin

Carpenter

Burt Bacharach

Song

Mireille Baril

Technical Director

Steve Barkowitcz

Rerecording

Melissa V Barnes

Assistant Director

Francois Baron

Office Assistant

Chuck Barris

Theme Music

Chuck Barris

Consultant

Chuck Barris

Source Material

Chuck Barris

Song

John Barry

Song

Count Basie

Song

Kelly Baylis

Grip

Robert Bruce Baylis

Key Grip

Sophie Beasse

Dresser

Lisa Beauchamp

Casting

David Beauchemin

Production Assistant

Ludwig Van Beethoven

Music

Andre Belaieff

Generator Operator

Denise Belanger

Tailor

Nikolas Belanger

Production Assistant

Irving Berlin

Song

Luc Bernard

Carpenter

Serge Bernard

Carpenter

Michel Bernier

Assistant Camera

Elmer Bernstein

Song

James D. Bissell

Production Designer

Bill Blackman

Rigging Grip

Blanche Boileau

Wardrobe Supervisor

Carol Boissy

Craft Service

Bryan Booth

Rigging Gaffer

Valerie Bordeleau

Costumes

Patrick Boucher

Carpenter

Richard Boucher

Grip

Roch Boucher

Assistant Camera

Sylvain Boucher

Carpenter

Patrick Bouliane

Scenic Artist

Joey Box

Stunts

Bill Brao

Camera Operator

Andre Brochu

Carpenter

Michel Brochu

Construction Coordinator

Anne Brosseau

Production Coordinator

Brumby J. Broussard

Assistant

Gae S. Buckley

Art Director

Eddie Bydalek

Rerecording

Fabrice Callegher

Property Master

Freddy Cannon

Song Performer

Henry Cantor

Rigging Electrician

Real Capuano

Scenic Artist

Francois Cardin

Carpenter

Stephane Caron

Scenic Artist

Vikki Carr

Song Performer

Mark Castelli

Other

Manuel Cervantes

Production

Frederic Chabot

Lighting Technician

Simon Chamberland

Props Buyer

Frederic Chamorro

Scenic Artist

Roland Chaput

Craft Service

Sylvain Chaput

Craft Service

Monique Charbonneau

Medic

Lynn Charette

Wardrobe

Ellen Chenoweth

Casting

Michael Chock

Sound Effects Editor

Marc-antoine Choquette

Scenic Artist

Bonnie Clevering

Hair Stylist

George Clooney

Executive Producer

Rosemary Clooney

Song Performer

Suzanne Coffman

Music

Amy Minda Cohen

Associate Producer

Matt Colleran

Rerecording Assistant

Greg Collins

Accounting Assistant

Antoine Connelly

Scenic Artist

Melanie Cote

Assistant Location Manager

Pascal Courchesne

Rigging Grip

Guillaume Couture

Scenic Artist

Stephen Craig

Scenic Artist

Luigi Creatore

Song

Douglas Crise

Assistant Editor

Sylvie Dagenais

Dresser

Celine Daignault

Location Manager

Louis Dandonneau

Set Decorator

Hal David

Song

Mack David

Song

Richard Dean

Makeup Artist

Milton Delugg

Song

Martin Denny

Song Performer

Martin Denny

Song

Nathalie Dery

Location Scout

Benoit Descary

Loader

Chantal Desgagne

Grip

Matt Di Franco

Assistant Production Coordinator

Joseph Dianda

Key Grip

Jean-jacques Dion

Hair Stylist

Jim Disensi

Transportation Coordinator

Vivian Dobay

Assistant

Arianne Dorval

Coordinator

Philippe Du Berger

Scenic Artist

Josee Ducasse

Animal Wrangler

Alexis Duceppe

Sound

Mario Dugas

Carpenter

Simon Dugas

Assistant Director

Fannie Duguay Lefebvre

Set Designer

Jeff Duheme

Carpenter

Stephan Dupuis

Makeup Artist

Yvan Duranceau

Carpenter

Steve Durkee

Music Scoring Mixer

Louis Dutil

Production Assistant

Kira Edmunds

Dialogue Editor

Kira Edmunds

Foley Editor

Juan Garcia Esquivel

Song

Juan Garcia Esquivel

Song Performer

Don Estes

Rigging Grip

Louise Eusanio

Dresser

Stephen Evans

Executive Producer

Susan E. Farris

Casting Associate

Julie Feiner

Sound Effects Editor

Nico Fidenco

Song Performer

Nico Fidenco

Song

Jasson Finney

Stunts

Rejéan Forget

Hair Stylist

Josee Francis

Assistant Location Manager

Steven Franklin

Craft Service

Alan Freed

Song

Mark A Freid

Location Assistant

Harvey Fuqua

Song

Eames Gagnon

Rigging Gaffer

Gilbert Gagnon

Lighting Technician

Martine Gagnon

Assistant

Normand Gagnon

Carpenter

Anne Galea

Set Decorator

Richie Gaona

Stunts

Julie Garceau

Video

John Gaskin

Production Accountant

Andre Gaudet

Scenic Artist

Tracie Gemmel

Assistant Editor

Sebastien Gervais

Scenic Artist

Ellen Gessert

Location Manager

Nathalie Girard

Stunts

Aaron Glascock

Supervising Sound Editor

Aaron Glascock

Sound Design

Johnny Goar

Stunts

Jon Gordon

Executive Producer

Keith Gorman

Best Boy Electric

Dominique Gosselin

Assistant Set Decorator

Conrad Gozzo

Song

Milt Grant

Song

David Greenbaum

Assistant

Kimberly Greene

Makeup Artist

Robert Greenfield

Set Decorator

Isabelle Guay

Art Director

Pierre Guay

Unit Manager

Lisa Guerriero

Assistant Camera

Pierre Guevremont

Production Accountant

Scott Guyson

Assistant Property Master

Nancy Haecker

Location Manager

Allen L Hall

Special Effects Coordinator

Thaddeus Hall

Rigging Electrician

Daniel Hamelin

Set Decorator

Bruce Hamme

Dolly Grip

Flint Hardman

Transportation Co-Captain

Ron Hardman

Transportation Coordinator

Gerald Harris

Rigging Grip

Terence Harris

Casting Associate

Marc Havener

Set Production Assistant

Lee Hayes

Song

Monica Haynes

Costumer

Judy Heinzen

Location Assistant

Mildred Hill

Song

Patty Hill

Song

Travis Hills

Set Production Assistant

Pamela Hilse

Production Coordinator

Gym Hinderer

Associate Producer

Jonathan Hodges

Property Master

Patrick R. Hoeschen

Electrician

Thomas A Hutchinson

Loader

Asmin Jaffer

Dresser

Katherine James

Makeup Artist

James Jensen

Assistant Camera

Dick Johnson

Transportation Captain

Alexandre Juneau

Scenic Artist

Sotos Katakos

Accountant

Gordon D Katz

Trainer

Film Details

Also Known As
Confessions d'un homme dangereux
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2002
Production Company
Sam Sarkar
Distribution Company
MIRAMAX
Location
Nogales, Mexico; Tucson, Arizona, USA; California, USA; Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 53m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of the Silver Berlin Bear for Best Actor (Sam Rockwell) at the 2003 Berlin International Film Festival.

Nominated for the 2002 award for Best Screenplay (Charlie Kaufman) by the Broadcast Film Critics Association.

Winner of the 2002 award for Best Picture by the Las Vegas Film Critics.

Released in United States Winter December 31, 2002

Expanded Release in United States January 17, 2003

Re-released in United States August 15, 2003

Released in United States on Video September 9, 2003

Released in United States May 2002

Released in United States February 2003

Shown at Cannes Film Festival (market) May 15-26, 2002.

Shown at Berlin International Film Festival (in competition)February 6-16, 2003.

Johnny Depp was previously attached to star.

John Cusack was previously attached to star.

Bryan Singer was previously attached to direct.

Project was previously in development at Warner Bros Studios.

Chuck Barris created "The Dating Game" and hosted "The Gong Show."

Charlie Kaufman was named the 2002 Screenwriter of the Year for his screenplays: "Adaptation", "Confessions of a Dangerous Mind" and "Human Nature".

Miramax Pictures will re-release the feature in the Summer of 2003.

Released in United States Winter December 31, 2002 (NY, LA)

Expanded Release in United States January 17, 2003

Re-released in United States August 15, 2003

Released in United States on Video September 9, 2003

Released in United States May 2002 (Shown at Cannes Film Festival (market) May 15-26, 2002.)

Released in United States February 2003 (Shown at Berlin International Film Festival (in competition)February 6-16, 2003.)