Apt Pupil


1h 40m 1998

Brief Synopsis

Todd Bowden is learning about the Holocaust in high school, and recognises an old photograph of a concentration camp officer as an old man in his neighborhood. He confronts the man, Kurt Dussander, with his knowledge. Obsessed with the atrocities Dussander committed during the war, Todd begins to bl

Film Details

Also Known As
Verano de corrupción, élève doué - été de corruption
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1998
Production Company
Bad Hat Harry Productions; Bruce'S Catering; Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment, Inc.; Cinema Research Corporation; Digiscope, Inc.; Eastman Kodak; Kona Cutting; Sony Pictures Scoring Stage; Steve Martin's Working Wildlife; StudioCanal; Warner Hollywood Studios; Worldwide Movie Animals
Distribution Company
TriStar Pictures; 20th Century Fox International; Cts; Sony Pictures Home Entertainment; Sony Pictures Releasing International; Tristar Pictures
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA; Occidental Studios, Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 40m

Synopsis

Todd Bowden is learning about the Holocaust in high school, and recognises an old photograph of a concentration camp officer as an old man in his neighborhood. He confronts the man, Kurt Dussander, with his knowledge. Obsessed with the atrocities Dussander committed during the war, Todd begins to blackmail the old man: in exchange for the teenager's silence, Dussander must reveal his evil past. As Todd probes the old man's buried memories, indications of his evil begin to re-emerge. The two begin a game of psychological warfare that spirals out of control; and Todd is pulled into a dangerous fascination with Nazism that threatens his academic and personal life.

Crew

Van Alexander

Song ("Tony'S Analysis")

Pete Allyn

Construction Coordinator

Fernando Altschul

1st Assistant Director

James Amado

Swing Gang

Ayenne J Applebaum

Other

James Ashwill

Foley Mixer

John Baer

Still Photographer

Bruno Balz

Song ("Das Ist Berlin")

Chad C Barrow

Best Boy Grip

Jennifer Baum

Set Dresser

Philip Beck

Special Effects Supervisor

Rick Benattar

Assistant

Michael Bernbaum

Special Thanks (Shoah)

George Berndt

Adr Supervisor

Mike Blair

Construction Foreman

Charlie Bouis

Other

Brandon Boyce

Screenwriter

Tim Boyle

Music Recording And Mixing Facilities

Anthony Bozanich

2nd Assistant Editor

Mellanie Bradfield

Script Supervisor

Vicki Brinkman

Other

Jonathan Brown

Camera Operator

Jonathan W Brown

Camera Operator

Chris Call

Property Master

Rick Canelli

Adr Recordist

Simon Coke

Sound Editor

Craig Conover

Craft Services

Dustin Courtney

Stunt Coordinator

John Coven

Storyboard Artist

Robin Cross

1st Assistant Accountant

John Cucci

Foley Artist

Tom De Santo

Co-Producer

Richard Dreyfuss

Special Thanks

Julie Duvic

Location Manager

David Eckert

Set Designer

Ethel Edwards

Production Assistant

Thom Ehle

Dolby Sound Consultant

Kathryn Eisenstein

Casting

Maureen Estes

Other

Ray Evans

Song ("Whatever Will Be Will Be (Que Sera Sera)")

Roger Fenton

Associate Editor

Sue Fink

Song ("Too Much Of Nothing")

Jeannie Ione Flynn

Set Costumer

Jim Frear

Transportation Captain

Nick Gillie

Swing Gang

Susan L Giordano

1st Assistant Accountant

Amanda Goodpaster

Music Editor

Keith Gorman

Other

Frederika Gray

Other

Larry Groupé

Original Music

Larry Groupé

Conductor

Bryan Guenzel

Production Assistant

Lisa Guerriero

"A" Camera 2nd Assistant Camera

Peter Haas

Unit Publicist

Tirsa Hackshaw

2nd Assistant Editor

Michael Haight

Sound Editor

Jane Hamsher

Producer

Hans Hannes

Song ("Das Ist Berlin")

Timothy Harbert

Unit Production Manager

Timothy Harbert

Executive Producer

Thomas Harper

Production Assistant

Tommy Harper

Production Assistant

Barbara Harris

Voice Casting

Michael Herbick

Re-Recording Mixer

John Herget

Set Medic

Jennifer Herwitt

Set Decorator

Richard Hoover

Production Designer

David Horton

Grip

Jesse Hove

Post-Production Assistant

Dustin Huber

Rigging Gaffer

Ben Jensen

Stunt Coordinator

Gary Jensen

Stunt Coordinator

James Jensen

"A" Camera 1st Assistant Camera

Jason Jensen

"B" Camera 2nd Assistant Camera

William T Jones

Rigging Key Grip

Gloria Kaiser

Color Timing

Kelly Kiernan

2nd Assistant Director

Stephen King

Source Material Novel

Stephen King

Source Material (From Novel)

Jo Leachman-mcillece

Production Coordinator

Patti Lee

Other

Leo Leux

Song ("Das Ist Berlin")

Linda Lew

Foley Recordist

Katherine Lipsitt

Swing Gang

Joy Lissandrello

Production Assistant

Robert J Litt

Re-Recording Mixer

Jay Livingston

Song ("Whatever Will Be Will Be (Que Sera Sera)")

Frank Macchia

Original Music

Francine Maisler

Casting

Dante Marchi

Song Performer ("Too Much Of Nothing")

Art Martin

"B" Camera 1st Assistant Camera

Ian Mckellen

Song Performer ("Whatever Will Be Will Be (Que Sera Sera)")

Kathleen M Mckernin

Art Director

Meredith Mclaughlin

Costumer

Christopher Mcquarrie

Special Thanks

Kerry Mendenhall

Assistant Hair Stylist

David L Merrill

Key Grip

Chuck Michael

Supervising Sound Editor

Nash Michael

Sound Editor

Walter Milkowlski

Construction Foreman

Karen Minahan

Assistant Sound Editor

Louise Mingenbach

Costume Designer

Masahi Mizuno

Post-Production Assistant

Tim Monich

Dialect Coach

Johnston H Moore

Assistant Production Coordinator

Charles Munch

Song Performer ("Prelude And Liebestod (From 'Tristan Und Isolde')" (The Boston Symphony Orchestra))

Darryl Murchison

Other

Don Murphy

Producer

Tony Nakonechnyj

Chief Lighting Technician

Robert A Neft

Second 2nd Assistant Director

Paul Nelson

Song ("Too Much Of Nothing")

Andy Norris

Production Assistant

Shannon O'bryan

Other

Shannon O'bryan

Post-Production Office Coordinator

Dan O'connell

Foley Artist

Thomas J. O'connell

Adr Mixer

Robert J. Ohlandt

Production Assistant

John Ottman

Original Music

John Ottman

Editor

John Ottman

Music

John Ottman

Associate Producer

Mary Ottman

Medical Advisor (Registered Nurse)

Rodger Pardee

Sound Editor

Anton Pardoe

Assistant Location Manager

Daniel Parker

Makeup Supervisor And Designer

Geoffrey Patterson

Sound Mixer

Rhonda Paynter

Swing Gang

William R Peck

Production Assistant

Blake Perkinson

Production Assistant

Matthias Perl

Song ("Das Ist Berlin")

Ron Petruccione

Special Effects Technician

Bill Petty

Grip

C Parker Poole

Costumer

Joni Meers Powell

Key Makeup Artist

Michael Provart

Production Assistant

Michael Puopolo

Special Thanks

Christopher Redmond

Assistant Property Master

Jason Rodriguez

Special Thanks

B J Rogers

Assistant Costume Designer

B.j. Rogers

Assistant Costume Designer

Hilarie Roope

Post-Production Supervisor

Chris Roundtree

Grip

David Sabee

Orchestra Contractor

Jay Shapiro

Associate Producer

Amy Shock

Set Designer

Newton Thomas Sigel

Director Of Photography

Bryan Singer

Producer

Tom Skulski

"B" Camera Dolly Grip

Matthew Spiegel

Production Assistant

Edward St. George

Key Hairstylist

Mark D Steinbeck

Boom Operator

Michael Storm

Post-Production Assistant

Scott A Storm

Production Assistant

Leslie Swift

Special Thanks (Us Holocaust Museum/Washington--Dc)

Jeffrey Thomas

Other

Thomas Thoms

Other

Elliot Tyson

Re-Recording Mixer

Eric Uporsky

Production Assistant

Greg Van Dyke

Transportation Coordinator

Carl Verheyen

Song ("Too Much Of Nothing")

Bill Vernetti

Swing Gang

Lia Vollack

Music Editor

Lia Vollack

Music Supervisor

Richard Wagner

Music ("Tristan Und Isolde" "Prelude And Liebestod (From 'Tristan Und Isolde')")

Szu Wang

Swing Gang

Chris L Ward

Special Effects Technician

Bob Weber

Production Accountant

Christopher Whitman

Best Boy Electrical

Roee Wiczyk

Assistant (To Bryan Singer)

Sherry Williams

Other

William D Wynn

Dolly Grip

Film Details

Also Known As
Verano de corrupción, élève doué - été de corruption
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1998
Production Company
Bad Hat Harry Productions; Bruce'S Catering; Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment, Inc.; Cinema Research Corporation; Digiscope, Inc.; Eastman Kodak; Kona Cutting; Sony Pictures Scoring Stage; Steve Martin's Working Wildlife; StudioCanal; Warner Hollywood Studios; Worldwide Movie Animals
Distribution Company
TriStar Pictures; 20th Century Fox International; Cts; Sony Pictures Home Entertainment; Sony Pictures Releasing International; Tristar Pictures
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA; Occidental Studios, Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 40m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of the 1998 Broadcast Film Critics Association award for Best Actor (Ian McKellen).

Released in United States Fall October 23, 1998

Released in United States on Video April 13, 1999

Released in United States 1998

Released in United States October 1998

Shown at Venice Film Festival (Nights and Stars) August 26 - September 8, 1998.

Shown at Austin Film Festival (Closing Night) October 1-8, 1998.

Shown at Chicago International Film Festival (Special Presentation) October 8-18, 1998.

Began shooting February 18, 1997.

Completed shooting May 3, 1997.

Spelling Films halted pre-production in early July 1996 and is no longer involved in the production.

"Apt Pupil" was previously in production in 1987 under the direction of Alan Bridges and starring Ricky Schroder and Nicol Williamson. After ten weeks of production, financing fell through and the film was never completed.

Bad Hat Harry is Bryan Singer's production company.

Stephen King's novella "Apt Pupil" was published as part of the collection "Different Seasons."

Released in United States Fall October 23, 1998

Released in United States on Video April 13, 1999

Released in United States 1998 (Shown at Venice Film Festival (Nights and Stars) August 26 - September 8, 1998.)

Released in United States October 1998 (Shown at Austin Film Festival (Closing Night) October 1-8, 1998.)

Released in United States October 1998 (Shown at Chicago International Film Festival (Special Presentation) October 8-18, 1998.)