Holy Smoke


1h 54m 1999

Brief Synopsis

Ruth Barron is a beautiful young Australian who went to India in search of answers, but found herself quickly seduced by the mysterious world of a religious cult. When her family finds out, they grow deeply concerned and hire a top cult buster to capture and de-program her. But she proves to be mo

Film Details

Also Known As
Holy Smoke!
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1999
Production Company
Tony Gibbs
Distribution Company
MIRAMAX
Location
Pushkar, India; Sydney, Australia; Flinders Ranges, Australia; Dehli, India

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 54m

Synopsis

Ruth Barron is a beautiful young Australian who went to India in search of answers, but found herself quickly seduced by the mysterious world of a religious cult. When her family finds out, they grow deeply concerned and hire a top cult buster to capture and de-program her. But she proves to be more of a challenge than he had anticipated, especially when he begins to be seduced by her own mysterious charms.

Crew

G R Adam

Grip

Narayan Agarwal

Song

Sean Ahern

Other

Rajesh Alexander

Production Assistant

Akhtar Ali

Production Assistant

Ghulam Ali

Sound

Hassan Ali

Electrician

Liyakat Ali

Tailor

Sabir Ali

Costumes

Penny Allen

Advisor

Russell Allen

Stunts

Matthew Andrews

Grip

Charlie Armstrong

Visual Effects

Sandeep Arora

Medic

Robert Arthur

Other

Margaret Aston

Makeup Assistant

Burt Bacharach

Song

Angelo Badalamenti

Music Conductor

Angelo Badalamenti

Music

Angelo Badalamenti

Song

Glen Ballard

Song

Aaron Barclay

Other

Kerry Barden

Casting

Emma Barham

Sound

Antonia Barnard

Production Associate

Alison Barrett

Casting

Ben Barrett

Office Runner

Peter Baxter

Property Master

Warren Beaton

Special Effects

Damien Beebe

Video

Dion Beebe

Director Of Photography

Dion Beebe

Camera Operator

Mark Bennett

Casting Associate

Rodney Berling

Adr/Dialogue Editor

Miro Billbrough

Production

Colette Birrell

Art Department Coordinator

Catherine Bishop

Post-Production Supervisor

Catherine Bishop

Line Producer

Chris Bone

Researcher

Paul Booth

Gaffer

Kim Bostock

Assistant

Jimmy Boyd

Song Performer

Nicholas Breslin

Adr Editor

J Brewster

Song

R Brewster

Song

Sarah Bridgland

Other

Rajneesh Brisht

Advisor

Andy Brown

Visual Effects Supervisor

Andy Brown

Other

Anni Browning

Other

Julie Bryant

Costumes

Gary Buss

Driver

Arthur Cambridge

Grader

Tony Campbell

Art Director

Anna Campion

Screenplay

Jane Campion

Screenplay

Richard Campion

Other

Simon Cashman

Camera

Robin Cave

Visual Effects

Jan Chapman

Producer

Sally Chesher

Other

Evanne Chesson

Animal Wrangler

Gary Chester

Other

Sunil Chhabra

Property Master

John Cleary

Consultant

Rebecca Cohen

Set Decorator

Godric Cole

Other

Karen Colston

Assistant

T Connor

Song

Matt Connors

Scenic Artist

Jonathon Cooper

Assistant

Jane Corden

Post-Production Accountant

Storm Cox

Assistant

Fiona Crawford

Producer

Fiona Crawford

Visual Effects

Nick Cross

Production Assistant

Camilla Crossing

Assistant

Uma Da Cunha

Casting Director

Lynn-maree Danzey

Continuity

Michèle David

Song

Kanchan Dawar

Assistant Production Coordinator

Rohit Dawar

Assistant

Mulchand Dedhia

Gaffer

Himani Dehlvi

Costumes

Nitin Desai

Art Director

Neil Diamond

Song Performer

Neil Diamond

Song

Meighan Dobson

Assistant

Joanne Driscoll

Accounting Assistant

Sally Eccelston

Other

Nash Edgerton

Stunts

Jan Edwards

Props

Chris Elliott

Art Director

Bruce Emery

Consultant

Marcus Erazmus

Special Effects

Carl Erickson

Assistant

Jackie Farkas

Director Of Photography

Denise Farrell

Other

Neil Faulkner

Assistant

Brett Feeney

3-D Animator

Kerry Fetzer

Caterer

Ben Foley

Assistant

Leisa Francis

Post-Production Accountant

Jackie Gelling

Other

Tony Gibbs

Production Insurance

Alicia Gleeson

Production Assistant

Bruce Gleeson

Animal Wrangler

Julie Goldstein

Executive Producer

Chloe Goodchild

Song Performer

Chloe Goodchild

Song

William Goodes

Assistant

Fiona Gosse

Assistant

Paul Gray

Song

Stephen Gray

Best Boy

Jane Griffin

Assistant Director

Gary Ray Grimes

Other

David Grusovin

Adr

Greg Hajdu

Construction Manager

Anna Hall

Other

Gina Hallas

Other

Marty Hallman

Assistant Director

Paul Hamlyn

Grip

Vicci Harper

Special Thanks To

Danielle Harrigan

Assistant

Peter Harris

Location Coordinator

Jamella Hassan

Costumes

Naomi Hatchman

Other

J Hawkins

Song

Gabrielle Healy

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Maude Heath

Location Manager

Karen Hedley

Other

Rebecca Heller

Assistant

Greg Helmers

Other

Jody Hewitson

Unit Manager Assistant

Simon Hewittson

Foley Artist

Lee-anne Higgins

Assistant

Billy Hopkins

Casting

James Hopwood

Assistant

Frank Hruby

Steadicam Operator

Guy Hunt

Security

Alexandra Jackson

Production Assistant

Chris James

Props

Lisa Javelin

Production Assistant

Veronika Jenet

Editor

Gerald Jenkins

Photography

Ruby Jha

Assistant

Catherine Jones

Stand-In

Mark Jones

Foreman

Tim Jordan

Editing

Tukaram R. Joshi

Electrician

Rajesh Kahle

Camera Assistant

Rani Kamahl

Song Performer

Rani Kamahl

Song

Sanjay Karole

Art Assistant

Shailender Kaushik

Production Assistant

Alex Keay

Office Runner

Hamid Khan

Electrician

Manu Khan

Location Assistant

Nizam Khan

Electrician

Rasool Khan

Electrician

Kudleep Khangarot

Assistant Director

Ashish Khanna

Accountant

Pradeep Khanna

Accounting Assistant

Saif Kidwai

Location Assistant

Judith King

Other

Rich King

Assistant

Charlie Kirof

Driver

Andrew Kotatko

Music

Dilip Kumar

Liaison

Sanjay Kumar

Location Manager

Hasan Kutty

Assistant Director

Alex Laguna

Electrician

Babu Lai

Props

Alice Lanagan

Production Assistant

Eugene Land

Foreman

Joel Lategan

Electrician

Heather Laurie

Wardrobe

Genevifve Lemon

Song Performer

Genevifve Lemon

Song

Annie Lennox

Song Performer

Annie Lennox

Song

Steve Leslie

Other

Gino Lopez

Caterer

Sally Ann Louisson

Assistant

Sally-ann Louisson

Assistant

Darren Loveday

Other

Simon Lucas

Unit Manager

Tony Lynch

Stunts

Bridget Lyon

Production Assistant

Sanjay Malik

Transportation Manager

A H Malotte

Song

Paul Mannion

Production Assistant

Kylie Marr

Makeup

Phil Marshall

Music Conductor

Pappu Marwadi

Electrician

Sindy Mccourt

Assistant

Jim Mcintosh

Grip

Ann Mckessar

Production Assistant

Mark Mckinley

Assistant

Kathy Mcmorrow

Stunts

Film Details

Also Known As
Holy Smoke!
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1999
Production Company
Tony Gibbs
Distribution Company
MIRAMAX
Location
Pushkar, India; Sydney, Australia; Flinders Ranges, Australia; Dehli, India

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 54m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Expanded Release in United States February 11, 2000

Limited Release in United States January 14, 2000

Released in United States 1999

Released in United States on Video August 8, 2000

Released in United States September 1999

Released in United States Winter December 3, 1999

Shown at New York Film Festival September 24 - October 10, 1999.

Shown at Venice International Film Festival (in competition) September 1-11, 1999.

Began shooting July 6, 1998.

Completed shooting October 1, 1998.

Released in United States 1999 (Shown at New York Film Festival September 24 - October 10, 1999.)

Limited Release in United States January 14, 2000

Expanded Release in United States February 11, 2000

Released in United States on Video August 8, 2000

Released in United States September 1999 (Shown at Venice International Film Festival (in competition) September 1-11, 1999.)

Released in United States Winter December 3, 1999