Hard Eight


1h 41m 1996

Brief Synopsis

A regular guy loses all his money gambling. However, soon after he meets a man who shows him the ropes of gambling and its lifestyle, turning the once down on his luck man into a small time gambler.

Film Details

Also Known As
Hard 8, Sydney
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1996
Distribution Company
Samuel Goldwyn Company
Location
Reno, Nevada, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 41m

Synopsis

A regular guy loses all his money gambling. However, soon after he meets a man who shows him the ropes of gambling and its lifestyle, turning the once down on his luck man into a small time gambler.

Crew

Paul Thomas Anderson

Screenplay

Nan Baker

Production Assistant

Todd Beckett

Foley

Adam Block

Production Auditor

Al Boone

Transportation Captain

Mike Booth

Electrician

Steven Brennan

Dresser

Yvette Brestyanszky

Production Associate

Mark Bridges

Costume Designer

Jon Brion

Music

Hans Brockmann

Executive Producer

Lloyd Brown

On-Set Dresser

Bobby Burns

Stunt Man

Lou Carlucci

Special Effects

T C Chappelow

Dresser

Michael Clark

Driver

Kelly Clear

Gaffer

Mark Cocucci

Carpenter

Tony Cocucci

Carpenter

Tim Cohn

Dresser

Lin Coleman

Assistant Editor

Dan Collins

Unit Manager

Valeria Migliassi Collins

Production Coordinator

Jake Cross

Grip

Bob Cryderman

Foreman

Cliff Cudney

Stunt Coordinator

Ryan Dabney

Security

Susan Demskey-horiuchi

Assistant Sound Editor

Mark Deren

Sound Mixer

Nancy Deren

Production Designer

Tyrone D Dixon

Production Auditor

Francois Duplat

Executive Producer

Diana Eljabri

Foley

Robert Elswit

Director Of Photography

Jim Eustace

Foley

Alyson Murphy Farley

Makeup

Martha Fay

Best Boy

Wayne Gee

Assistant Director

Mark C Harrington

Property Master

Geno Hart

Transportation Coordinator

Dylan J Hay-chapman

Production Assistant

Justin Hay-chapman

Production Assistant

Kris Hemenway

Craft Service

Eric Hoeschen

Adr Mixer

Lenge Hong

Assistant Editor

Kathleen Huggans

Wardrobe Supervisor

Emily Hull

Props Assistant

James B Irons

Best Boy Grip

Bob Ivanjack

Dolly Grip

Robert Jones

Producer

Daniel Kahn

Location Assistant

Richard King

Sound Designer

Glenn Knowlton

Transportation Co-Captain

David Koneff

Set Decorator

Michael Krantz

Art Director

Kevin Kubota

Boom Operator

Rob Lorentzen

Carpenter

Elizabeth Ludwick

Script Supervisor

Daniel Lupi

Coproducer

Suzanne Lutz

Location Manager

John S. Lyons

Producer

Craig Markey

Production Manager

Sean M Mcallen

Other

Linda Mccarthy

Assistant Costume Designer

Sue Mcgibben

Security

Glen Mcraven

Driver

Scott Medcalf

Electrician

Michael Melvin

Electrician

Steven Mesner

Camera

Lydia Milars

Makeup

Cailey Miliot

Foley

Martin Milligan

On-Set Dresser

Sean Moe

Assistant Camera Operator

Mark Moelter

Other

Helene Mulholland

Associate Producer

Rip Murray

Assistant Director

Tim O'connell

Foley

Jeffrey R Paine

Sound Editor

Jake Paltrow

Set Production Assistant

Al Parr

Dolly Grip

Michael Penn

Music

Michael Pierce

Set Production Assistant

Stephen G Pizzo

Electrician

Ron Pope

Transportation

Doug Reed

Foley Artist

Lisa Reed

Office Assistant

Michael Riba

Assistant Camera Operator

Stephen M Rickert

Assistant Editor

Keith Samples

Executive Producer

Scott James Sasz

Construction Coordinator

Alexandra Schultze

Production Associate

Mark Seagraves

Assistant

Christine Sheaks

Casting

George Sheanshang Esq.

Production

Michael J Shultz

Caterer

Andy Shuttleworth

Steadicam Operator

Min D Siegel

Art Department Coordinator

John Sievert

Foley Artist

David Slodki

Electrician

Jerry Snajczuk

Driver

Tim Soronen

Grip

Stella Starlight

Scenic Artist

Dennis Stay

Dailies

Michael Scott Stencil

Scenic Artist

Virginia Storey

Foley Artist

Rick Stribling

Key Grip

Nathan Sweet

Grip

Dylan Tichenor

Post-Production Supervisor

Mark Tillie

Photography

Barbara Tulliver

Editor

Christopher Waldock

Transportation Co-Captain

Arthur Whitehead

Electrician

Toni Whiteman

Assistant Director

Paula Williams

Assistant

Film Details

Also Known As
Hard 8, Sydney
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1996
Distribution Company
Samuel Goldwyn Company
Location
Reno, Nevada, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 41m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of the 1997 award for Best New Filmmaker for both "Hard Eight," and his other directorial effort "Boogie Nights" (USA/1997) from the Boston Society of Film Critics.

Expanded Release in United States March 7, 1997

Limited Release in United States February 28, 1997

Released in United States 1996

Released in United States January 1996

Released in United States May 1996

Released in United States on Video August 26, 1997

Released in United States Winter February 28, 1997

Shown at American Film Market (AFM) in Los Angeles February 29 - March 8, 1996.

Shown at Cannes Film Festival (Un Certain Regard) May 9-20, 1996.

Adaptation of Paul Thomas Anderson's short film "Cigarettes and Coffee" (1992).

Feature directorial debut for Paul Thomas Anderson.

Began shooting February 20, 1995.

Completed shooting March 28, 1995.

Cinema Scope

Released in United States 1996 (Shown at American Film Market (AFM) in Los Angeles February 29 - March 8, 1996.)

Released in United States January 1996 (Shown at Sundance Film Festival (American Spectrum) in Park City, Utah January 18-28, 1996.)

Limited Release in United States February 28, 1997

Released in United States Winter February 28, 1997

Expanded Release in United States March 7, 1997

Released in United States May 1996 (Shown at Cannes Film Festival (Un Certain Regard) May 9-20, 1996.)

Released in United States on Video August 26, 1997