The Beach


2h 2000

Brief Synopsis

In an age when all sensation seems to come digitally via the cell phone, video screen, pager and Internet, a young American backpacker named Richard yearns to experience something real. Arriving in Thailand with adventure on his mind, Richard rents a cheap hotel room in Bangkok where he meets an al

Film Details

Also Known As
Beach, La Plage, Plage, La
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2000
Production Company
20th Century Fox; 20th Century Fox Distribution; 20th Century Fox Studio Facilities; Afm Lighting; Air Studios, London; American Zoetrope; Angel Studios; Arri Group; Camera Revolution; Cineimage; Dakota Music Services; Deluxe Entertainment Services Group; Eastman Kodak; Film Board of Thailand; Flying Cam Inc; Flying Pictures; Framestore Cfc; Galahad Protective Services; Goldcrest; Goldcrest Post Production; London Records, Inc.; Midnight Transfer; Pinewood Studios, Ltd.; Reelsound Ltd; Salon Productions, Ltd.; Santa International Film Production Co Ltd; Steeple Post Production Services Ltd; Studio 51; Sylvia Wheeler Film Services Ltd.; Technicolor; The Travel Company; Trans Air Cargo Co Ltd; Wescam Canada, Inc.
Distribution Company
20th Century Fox Home Entertainment; 20th Century Fox International; Cts; Hispano Foxfilms; Skifan Hf; Ufd
Location
United Kingdom; Bangkok, Thailand; Phi Phi Lei, Thailand; Australia

Technical Specs

Duration
2h

Synopsis

In an age when all sensation seems to come digitally via the cell phone, video screen, pager and Internet, a young American backpacker named Richard yearns to experience something real. Arriving in Thailand with adventure on his mind, Richard rents a cheap hotel room in Bangkok where he meets an alluring French couple and Daffy, an old traveler ravaged by years of sun and drug abuse. Rambling and paranoid, Daffy tells Richard a tale of a secret island which he claims is a real paradise on Earth. The next day Richard finds a hand-drawn map pinned to his door of the island decribed by Daffy. When he seeks out Daffy, he finds him dead with his wrists slashed. Richard promptly persuades the French couple to find the beach and its secret community of travelers whose lives, on the surface, appear perfect and peaceful. However, Richard will soon learn what he has found is no paradise.

Crew

Christopher Ackland

Foley Editor

Hugo Adams

Assistant Music Editor

Barry Adamson

Additional Score & Remixer

Barry Adamson

Song; Song Producer & Performer ("Richard, It'S Business As Usual")

Phil Allchin

Transportation Manager (United Kingdom)

Jutiporn Aranyaputi

Assistant Make-Up Artist

Janpen Artayakul

Production Assistant

Richard Ashcroft

Song ("Lonely Soul")

Marc Asmode

Flying-Camera Assistant (Aerial Unit)

Angelo Badalamenti

Original Music

Angelo Badalamenti

Music

Angelo Badalamenti

Song ("Bloody Boy"), Song/Song Producer ("Beached")

Danny Bailey

Other

Peter Baldock

Sound Effects Editor

David Balfour

Property Master

Teera Banditwong

Other

Neil Barnes

Song ("Snake Blood")

Ray Barrett

Construction Manager

Rhodes Barton

Other

Clive Beard

Special Effects Supervisor

Ardy Beezemer

Song ("Fiesta Conga (Contains 'Somebody Else'S Guy, Me Did Love You')")

Carey Berlin

Production Runner (United Kingdom)

Paula Borham

Foley Artist

Joey Box

Stunts

Marc Boyle

Stunt Coordinator

Bob Bridges

Video Playback Operator

Stuart Bridges

Video Playback Assistant

Robin Brigham

Electrician

Judy Britten

Production Coordinator

Annette Brown

Song ("Somebody Else'S Guy (Me Did Love You)")

Denton Brown

2nd Assistant Editor

Jocelyn Brown

Song ("Somebody Else'S Guy (Me Did Love You)")

Peter Browne

Stand-By Stagehand

Penchan Buranasamut

Props Buyer

Jo Burn

Unit Production Manager

John Cale

Song ("Spinning A Way")

Steve Challenor

Hod Carpenter

Suriya Chaowanich

Other

Narong Charoensuk

Rigging Electrician

Charn Chatpatumthong

Craft Service Supervisor

Andrt Chemetoff

Camera Trainee

Cornel Chin

Trainer

Jesada Chitchaseon

Props Department Interpreter

Sanong Chomtha

Dressing Props

Orapin Chuenchom

Production Rushes Courier

Sujin Chumnina

Location Assistant

Sarah Clark

Unit Publicist

Glenda Clarke

Patterson Joseph'S Hair (The Beauty Of The Nile)

Nicola Clarke

Hair Colourist

Richard Clarke

3-D Designer (The Computer Film Company/London)

Clem Clempson

Guitars

Tom Clode

Other

Ian Coffey

Other

Marlon Cole

Stand-By Propman

Gary Connery

Stunts

Charles Cottrell

Other

Mark Coulier

Prosthetics Designer

Dayne Cowan

3-D Designer (The Computer Film Company/London)

Fred Crawford

Other

Luke Cresswell

Special Thanks

Steve Cullane

Senior Special Effects Technician

Adam Dale

Aerial Camera Operator (Aerial Unit)

Paul Daley

Song ("Snake Blood")

Adam Daniel

Assistant Re-Recording Mixer

Graham Daniel

Re-Recording Mixer

John Davey

Other

Peter Davey

Video Assist/Playback (Underwater Unit)

William Davies

Casting Assistant (United Kingdom)

J Davis

Song ("Lonely Soul")

Steve Davis

Gaffer (2nd Unit)

Elaine Dawson

Accountant Assistant

Adrian De Wet

Digital Effects Designer (The Computer Film Company/London)

Tabitha Dean

Digital Effects Editorial (The Computer Film Company/London)

Michael Douglas

Other

Kate Dowd

Casting (Paris)

Richard Ducker

3-D Design

Maureen Duff

Casting Assistant (United Kingdom)

Robert Duncan

Digital Effects Supervisor

Arthur Dunne

Other

Jack Dyer

Construction Buyer

Penny Dyer

Other

Usarawadee Eamsakul

3rd Assistant Director

Polly Earnshaw

Makeup Artist

Jamie Edgell

Stunts

Louis Elman

Adr Voice Casting

Woradet Em-eam

Other

Darren Emerson

Song Performer ("8 Ball" (Underworld))

Brian Eno

Song; Song Consulting Producer ("Spinning A Way")

Doctor Timothy Evans

Medical Consultant

Shaun Evans

Camera Focus Puller

Kathy Ewings

Assistant Accountant

Ricky Eyres

Art Director

Robert Farr

Adr Mixer

Ian Fellows

Digital Paint Artist (The Computer Film Company/London)

Stan Fiferman

Foley Artist

Steve Finn

Sound Maintenance

Gordon Fitzgerald

Props Storeman

Rachael Fleming

Costume Designer

Johnny Fontana

Special Effects Technician

Geoff Foster

Score Recorder & Mixer

Glenn Freemantle

Supervising Sound Editor/Sound Designer

Susan French

Assistant Dialogue Editor

Alex Garland

Screenplay (Adaptation)

Alex Garland

Source Material (From Novel)

Alex Garland

Source Material (Novel)

Alex Garland

Other

Wattana Garum

Makeup Assistant

Ben Georgiades

Other

Cyril Gibbons

Health & Safety Consultant

Adam Glasman

Digital Scanning & Recording (The Computer Film Company/London)

Dan Glass

Digital Effects Designer (The Computer Film Company/London)

Bill Glesne

Other

Louis Glickman

Model Maker

Sally Goldberg

3-D Designer (The Computer Film Company/London)

Christopher Goodwin

Diving Supervisor/Camera Assistant (Underwater Unit)

Ruth Greenberg

Digital Effects Coordinator (The Computer Film Company/London)

Darrel Griffin

Digital Scanning & Recording (The Computer Film Company/London)

Isobel Griffiths

Orchestra Contractor

Sian Grigg

Makeup Artist To Leonardo Dicaprio

Pateeya Gunsrivieng

Laundress

Graham Hall

"B" Camera Operator/"A" Camera Focus Puller

Kittiwat Hanprab

Grip

Kevin Harris

Assistant Construction Manager

Jeerapa Hasachai

Assistant Hairdresser

Nick Heckstall-smith

1st Assistant Director

Masahiro Hirakubo

Editor

John Hodge

Screenplay (Adaptation)

Jan Hogevold

Digital Scanning & Recording (The Computer Film Company/London)

Tom Holkenberg

Song

Nipon Hongsithipong

Dressing Props

Daren Horley

3-D Design

Max Hoskins

Supervising Dialogue Editor

Eunice Huthart

Stunts

Karl Hyde

Song

Karl Hyde

Song Performer ("8 Ball" (Underworld))

Doctor Nick Imm

Unit Doctor

Junix Inocian

Special Thanks

Jake Jackson

Other

Yothin Jaiboon

Practical Electrician

Pitak Janvijit

Stunt Performer (Thailand)

Natta Janyersiri

Practical Electrician

Duncan Jarman

Prosthetics Technician

Boriboon Jarurongkawatana

Other

Sallie Jaye

Chief Makeup/Hairdresser

Maxi Jazz

Song ("Woozy")

Steve John

Other

Bobbie Johnson

Other

Drew Jones

Digital Effects Producer

Jenny Jones

Assistant (To Andrew Macdonald (United Kingdom))

Somjai Jonmoontee

Stunt Performer (Thailand)

Bea Julakasiun

Special Thanks

Hilary Julian

Assistant Marine Coordinator

Lance Julian

Other

Sharlan Julian

Assistant Marine Coordinator

David Kahne

Song Producer ("Spinning A Way")

Vasu Kantatham

Construction Coordinator

Mory Kante

Song

Mory Kante

Song Performer ("Yeke Yeke (Hardfloor Mix)")

Chris Kay

Song ("Smoke Two Joints")

Michael Kay

Song ("Smoke Two Joints")

Po Ketkorn

Special Effects Technician

Kris Khanchanaphet

Rigging Electrician

Darius Khondji

Director Of Photography

Chanin Kitiwongsunti

Special Effects Labourer

Saipin Kitsuban

Production Runner

Vernice Klier

Other

Paul Knight

1st Assistant Film Editor

Adun La-ong-orn

Grip

Suttirat Larlarb

Art Department Assistant

Andy Lee

Foam Technician

Shaznay Lewis

Song ("Pure Shores")

Khanayutt Lhamlhe

Rigging Electrician

Banchong Limtong

Dressing Props

Peter Lindsay

Sound Recordist

Siobhan Lo

Digital Paint Artist (The Computer Film Company/London)

Roz Lowrie

Digital Effects Editorial (The Computer Film Company/London)

Yvan Lucas

Other

Andrew Macdonald

Producer

Wil Malone

Song ("Lonely Soul")

Tippawan Mamanee

3rd Assistant Director

Bob Marley

Song ("Redemption Song")

David Marsh

3-D Design

Phil Marshall

Other

Phil Marshall

Score Conductor

Justin Martin

3-D Designer (The Computer Film Company/London)

Brett Matthews

Other

Andrew Mcalpine

Production Designer

Gerard Mccann

Music Editor

Callum Mcdougall

Co-Producer

Rod Mclean

Supervising Art Director

David Meeking

Other

Suzanne Melvoin

Song ("Pure Shores")

John C Merrill

Other

Ray Merrin

Re-Recording Mixer

Nigel Mills

Dialogue Editor

Mike Milne

3-D Design

Chris Monks

3-D Designer (The Computer Film Company/London)

Zoe Morgan

Script Supervisor (2nd Unit)

Andrew Mossman

Camera Maintenance

Peter Mountain

Stills Photographer

Film Details

Also Known As
Beach, La Plage, Plage, La
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2000
Production Company
20th Century Fox; 20th Century Fox Distribution; 20th Century Fox Studio Facilities; Afm Lighting; Air Studios, London; American Zoetrope; Angel Studios; Arri Group; Camera Revolution; Cineimage; Dakota Music Services; Deluxe Entertainment Services Group; Eastman Kodak; Film Board of Thailand; Flying Cam Inc; Flying Pictures; Framestore Cfc; Galahad Protective Services; Goldcrest; Goldcrest Post Production; London Records, Inc.; Midnight Transfer; Pinewood Studios, Ltd.; Reelsound Ltd; Salon Productions, Ltd.; Santa International Film Production Co Ltd; Steeple Post Production Services Ltd; Studio 51; Sylvia Wheeler Film Services Ltd.; Technicolor; The Travel Company; Trans Air Cargo Co Ltd; Wescam Canada, Inc.
Distribution Company
20th Century Fox Home Entertainment; 20th Century Fox International; Cts; Hispano Foxfilms; Skifan Hf; Ufd
Location
United Kingdom; Bangkok, Thailand; Phi Phi Lei, Thailand; Australia

Technical Specs

Duration
2h

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Winter February 11, 2000

Released in United States on Video July 25, 2000

Released in United States February 2000

Shown at Berlin International Film Festival (in competition) February 9-20, 2000.

Leonardo DiCaprio reportedly received $20 million for the lead role.

Leonardo DiCaprio reportedly received $20 million for the lead role.

Began shooting January 18, 1999.

Completed shooting April 24, 1999.

Released in United States Winter February 11, 2000

Released in United States on Video July 25, 2000

Released in United States February 2000 (Shown at Berlin International Film Festival (in competition) February 9-20, 2000.)