Intolerable Cruelty


1h 40m 2003

Brief Synopsis

Miles Massey, a prominent Los Angeles divorce attorney has everything--and in some cases, two of everything. Despite his impressive client list, a formidable win record, the respect of his peers and an ironclad contract (the "Massey pre-nup") named after him, he's reached a crossroads in his life. S

Film Details

Also Known As
Divorce Lawyer
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2003
Distribution Company
Universal Pictures
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 40m

Synopsis

Miles Massey, a prominent Los Angeles divorce attorney has everything--and in some cases, two of everything. Despite his impressive client list, a formidable win record, the respect of his peers and an ironclad contract (the "Massey pre-nup") named after him, he's reached a crossroads in his life. Sated on success, boredom has set in and he's looking for new challenges. All that changes when Miles meets his match in the devastating Marylin Rexroth. Marylin is the soon-to-be ex-wife of his client Rex Rexroth, a wealthy real estate developer and habitual philanderer. With the help of hard charging private investigator Gus Petch, she has Rex nailed and is looking forward to the financial independence a successful divorce will bring. But thanks to Miles' considerable skills, she ends up with nothing. Not to be outdone, Marylin schemes to get even and as part of her plan, quickly marries oil tycoon Howard Doyle. Miles and his unflappable associate, Wrigley, unwittingly dig themselves in deeper and deeper as they go head-to-head with Marylin. Underhanded tactics, deceptions and an undeniable attraction escalate as Marylin and Miles square off in this classic battle of the sexes.

Crew

Trish Almeida

Hair

J. Todd Anderson

Art Department

J. Todd Anderson

Set Production Assistant

Karyn Anonia

Apprentice Editor

David Anthony

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Paige Augustine

Assistant Set Decorator

Rod Bacote

Assistant Location Manager

Randall Balsmeyer

Digital Effects Supervisor

Evan Barker

Music Publisher

Barbara Benedek

Other

Barbara Benedek

Screenplay (Uncredited)

Cliff Bergman

Foreman

Erik Bernstein

Best Boy Electric

Jean Black

Makeup Designer

Josh Blakeslee

Assistant Camera

Jack Blanchard

On-Set Dresser

Patti Brand

Makeup

Big Bill Bronsey

Song Performer

Carter Burwell

Original Music

Carter Burwell

Music Conductor

Carter Burwell

Music

Emily Calderone

Post-Production Assistant

John Cameron

Unit Production Manager

John Cameron

Coproducer

Carrie Cantore

Assistant Location Manager

Julie Carideo

Production Coordinator

John Chaldu

Special Effects Technician

Ben Cheah

Foley Editor

Ellen Chenoweth

Casting

Ethan Coen

Screenplay

Ethan Coen

Producer

Ethan Coen

Editor

Joel Coen

Editor

Joel Coen

Screenplay

Amy Minda Cohen

Assistant

Judy Cook

Extras Agent/Coordinator

J. John Corbett

Digital Effects Artist

Shellaine Corwel

Digital Effects Artist

Marko Costanzo

Foley Artist

Jennifer Cote

Assistant

Sean Daniel

Executive Producer

Jim M Davis

Foreman

Roger Deakins

Director Of Photography

Roger Deakins

Dp/Cinematographer

Will Dearborn

Loader

Jenny Dearmitt

Production Secretary

Jonathan Demme

Screenplay (Uncredited)

Jonathan Demme

Other

David Diamond

Assistant Location Manager

David Diliberto

Music Supervisor

David Diliberto

Associate Editor

Tracy Dixon

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Kelly Doran

Sound Engineer

Clint Dougherty

Camera Operator

Charles Dumont

Song

Jenny Eagan

Costumer

Diana Edgmon

Costumer

Kate E Emmert

Post-Production Assistant

Jann Engel

Set Designer

Kevin Fahey

Rigging Grip

Tony Fanning

Art Director

Catherine Farrell

Apprentice Editor

Michael Farrow

Music Scoring Mixer

Tony Finno

Music Publisher

Carrie Fisher

Other

Carrie Fisher

Screenplay (Uncredited)

Mark Flip

Sound Editor

Daniel Fort

Editing

Sean Garnhart

Sound Effects Editor

Sean Garnhart

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Annie Garrity

Costumer

Bill Georgioli

Rotoscope Animator

Karen Ruth Getchell

Production Supervisor

Charley H Gilleran

Key Rigging Grip

Ariel Gold

Costumer

Lewis Goldstein

Dialogue Editor

Melinda Sue Gordon

Photography

Robert Graf

Associate Producer

Brian Grazer

Producer

Joseph F Griffith

Illustrator

Nancy Haigh

Set Decorator

Jason Cooper Hall

Assistant

Bruce Hamme

Dolly Grip

Andy Harris

Assistant Camera

Joe Heffernan

Special Effects Technician

Judy Heinzen

Assistant Location Manager

Grant Heslov

Coproducer

Alix Hester

Costumer

Jery Hewitt

Stunt Coordinator

Billy Hill

Song

Elizabeth Himelstein

Dialect Coach

Liz Himmelstein

Dialect Coach

Ryan Hintz

Accounting Assistant

Jake Hogan

Screenplay (Uncredited)

Jake Hogan

Other

Lisa Hoyle

Stunts

Stephani Hunter

Assistant Production Coordinator

Karyn L. Huston

Hair Stylist

Jim Jacks

Executive Producer

Kenton Jakub

Adr Editor

Mark James

Song

Nancy James

Craft Service

Sondra James

Voice Casting

Roderick Jaynes

Editor

Roderick Jaynes

Screenplay

Roderick Jaynes

Producer

Heather Jennings

Visual Effects Producer

Randy Johnson

Boom Operator

Thomas R Johnston

Script Supervisor

Scott Jones

On-Set Dresser

Tom Jones

Song Performer

Emmet Kane

Special Effects Coordinator

Danl Kasow

Music Editor

Todd Kasow

Music Editor

Kathy Kelehan

Visual Effects Producer

Adam Kirby

On-Set Dresser

Sonny Kompanek

Original Music

Gene Kozicki

Production Supervisor

Ritchie Kremer

Property Master

Cheryl Kurk

Production Accountant

Peter Kurland

Sound Mixer

George Lara

Foley Mixer

David R Lawson

Medic

Skip Lievsay

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Skip Lievsay

Supervising Sound Editor

Mitch Lillian

Key Grip

Leslie Linville

Gang Boss

Cookie Lopez

Set Costumer

Betsy Magruder

Assistant Director

Rusty Mahmood

Assistant Director

Melissa Manchester

Song Performer

Chuck Mangione

Song

Chuck Mangione

Song Performer

Adriana Marinescu

Music Publisher

John H. Maxwell

Dresser

Daniel May

Song

Daniel May

Song Performer

Angel Mcconnell

Assistant

Lee Alan Mcconnell

Special Effects Technician

Leslie Mcdonald

Production Designer

Michael A Mcfadden

Best Boy Grip

Jonathan Mcgarry

Assistant Director

Robin E Mcmullan

Costume Supervisor

Katie Mcquerrey

Assistant Editor

Michael Meaker

Matte Painter

Joe Mendelson

Song

Theresa Repola Mohammed

Negative Cutter

Cate Montana

Assistant Sound Editor

Christopher Napolitano

Rigging Gaffer

Nicholas David Nesbitt

Set Production Assistant

Peggy Nichols

Makeup

Benjamin Nitze

Song

Greg Orloff

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Bill Orrico

Assistant Sound Editor

Sandra Park

Music Contractor

Dean Parker

Music Producer

David A Parks

Rigging Electrician

Jeff Passanante

Construction Coordinator

Betsy Paterson

Visual Effects Supervisor

Monica Perez

Assistant Property Master

Nashon Petrushkin

On-Set Dresser

Taylor Phillips

Set Production Assistant

Mandy Philpott

Production Assistant

Sara Philpott

Art Department Coordinator

Edith Piaf

Song Performer

Keith Potter

Set Production Assistant

Elvis Presley

Song Performer

Rick Rader

Rigging Grip

Robert Ramsey

Screenplay

Robert Ramsey

Story By

Miguel Raya

Assistant

Ferguson Reid M.d.

Medic

Krista Reymann

Dga Trainee

Paul Ripple

Transportation

John Romano

Story By

Stephen Ross

Production Assistant

Lori Rowbotham

Set Designer

Timothy P Ryan

Transportation Captain

Carole Bayer Sager

Song

Waldo Sanchez

Hair Stylist

Amy Schmiederer

Makeup

Steven J Scott

Color Timer

Brian Seccombe

Props Assistant

Craig Seitz

Animation Supervisor

Amit Sethi

Digital Effects Artist

Ned Shapiro

Location Manager

Ian Silverstein

Assistant Editor

Paul Simon

Song Performer

Paul Simon

Song

Andrew Slyder

Set Costumer

Mark A. Sparks

Foreman

Todd C Spears

Accountant

Angela Stauffer

Art Department Coordinator

Neil Stelzner

Assistant Editor

Matthew Stone

Story By

Matthew Stone

Screenplay

Don Tardino

Transportation Coordinator

Karen Teneyck

Graphic Designer

Rachel Tenner

Casting Associate

Jon Maichel Thomas

Digital Effects Artist

Film Details

Also Known As
Divorce Lawyer
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2003
Distribution Company
Universal Pictures
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 40m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States 2003

Shown at Venice International Film Festival (out of competition) August 27 - September 6, 2003.

Jonathan Demme was previously attached to direct.

Project was previously in development at Lobell/Bergman.

Kodak

Released in United States Fall October 10, 2003

Released in United States on Video February 10, 2004

Released in United States 2003 (Shown at Venice International Film Festival (out of competition) August 27 - September 6, 2003.)

Released in United States Fall October 10, 2003

Released in United States on Video February 10, 2004