The Majestic


2h 32m 2001

Brief Synopsis

Hollywood screenwriter Peter Appleton, a staff writer at HHS Studios in 1951, is an ambitious up-and-comer. His first produced screenplay, a B-movie swashbuckler entitled "Sand Pirates of the Sahara," has just opened on a double bill with John Huston's adventure, "The African Queen," at Grauman's Ch

Film Details

Also Known As
Majestic
MPAA Rating
Genre
Drama
Period
Political
Romance
Romantic Comedy
Release Date
2001
Location
Ft Bragg, California, USA; California, USA; Mendocino, California, USA; Ferndale, California, USA; Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 32m

Synopsis

Hollywood screenwriter Peter Appleton, a staff writer at HHS Studios in 1951, is an ambitious up-and-comer. His first produced screenplay, a B-movie swashbuckler entitled "Sand Pirates of the Sahara," has just opened on a double bill with John Huston's adventure, "The African Queen," at Grauman's Chinese Theater on Hollywood Boulevard. Not only is Appleton enjoying professional success, he has a hot starlet girlfriend, Sandra Sinclair, the female lead in his big screen debut. However, life is full of 'what if's...' What if Appleton were suddenly targeted by the House Un-American Activities Committee for suspected Communist leanings uncovered during his college years? What if Appleton lost not only his job and his girl, but his identity as well in a serious car crash in which the young writer developed amnesia? What if Appleton, unsure as to who he really is, stumbles into a charming little town on Northern California's coast and is mistaken for one of the town's long lost World War II heroes?

Crew

Thomas Acosta

Greensman

Vincente Aguilar

Tailor

Marco Aldana

Tailor

Tim Alexander

Visual Effects Supervisor

Michael Altman

Projectionist

John Alvin

Art Department

Rusty Amadeo

Dailies

Richard L Anderson

Sound Editor

Scottee Angel

Location Assistant

Deborah Aquila

Casting

Joakim Arnesson

Graphic Artist

Angie Athayde

Production Assistant

Dick Austin

Driver

Gabrielle Bacchus

Production Assistant

Sargon Bacchus

Coordinator

Petra Bach

Dialogue Editor

Petra Bach

Adr Supervisor

Marcus Ball

Production Assistant

Pat Banta

Stunt Coordinator

James Barrett

Rigging Electrician

Craig Barron

Visual Effects Supervisor

Chris Baugh

Assistant Location Manager

Jim Behnke

Executive Producer

Jim Behnke

Production Manager

Donald Bennett

Rigging Grip

Rick Bernos

Construction

Dotan Bonen

Security

Dotan Bonen

Stunts

Ben Bowling

Rigging Electrician

Charles Brewer

Stunts

Heather Broccoli

Stunts

Lisa M. Brooks

Auditor

Michael Broomberg

Foley Artist

Jeffrey S Brown

Greensman

Jeanette Browning

Adr Mixer

Christopher Bustard

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Brian Callahan

Costumer

Colin Campbell

Compositing Supervisor

Rick Canelli

Adr Mixer

Alison Cannon

Production Accountant

Kenny Carceller

Best Boy Grip

P. Erik Carlson

Assistant Art Director

Tom Carlson

Music Editor

Christopher Caso

Stunt Double

N Kristine Chadwick

Makeup

Michael Chickey

Location Scout

Michael Chock

Sound Effects Editor

Robert Chookhachian

Driver

Jess Clark

Production

Jess Clark

Production Assistant

Gerrard Coffey

Accounting Assistant

Mark Coffey

Assistant Sound Editor

Spencer Cohen

Production Assistant

Kingston Cole

Visual Effects

K.c. Colwell

Assistant Director

Jacquiline Compton

Camera Assistant

Craig Comstock

Assistant Director

Vincent Contarino

Generator Operator

Gina Cooper

Assistant Production Coordinator

Bryan Corbett

Construction

Bill Corso

Makeup

Bill Corso

Makeup Artist

Dave Cortez

Security

Vince Cortez

Security

Steve Costello

Special Effects Technician

Glenn Cotter

3-D Artist

Scott Crabbe

Video Assist/Playback

Larce Crawford

Foreman

Thomas Crawford

Best Boy Grip

Jeannette Cremarosa

Sound Recordist

Chris Crowell

Compositing Supervisor

Dax Cuesta

Assistant Production Accountant

Bernice Culbertson

Driver

Fred Culbertson

Transportation Captain

Claudia Cummings

Music Producer

Claudia Cummings

Consultant

Tom Dahl

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Ken Dakermann

Compositing Supervisor

Max Daly

Production Assistant

Frank Darabont

Producer

Frank Darabont

Screenplay

Jeff Dash

Assistant Production Accountant

Vernon Dautenhahn

Driver

William R Davidson

Construction

Ron Davis

Assistant Production Accountant

Jack Davison

Rigging Grip

Sandy De Crescent

Music Contractor

Ralphie Del Castillo

Grip

Joe Delmonte

Construction Coordinator

Krystyna Demkowicz

Visual Effects Producer

Yvonne Depatis-kupka

Hair Stylist

Stephanie Detiege

Assistant

Ken Deubel

Painter

George Deveau

Special Effects Technician

Christy Dimmig

Post-Production Supervisor

Andy Doerner

Location Assistant

Dan Dorfer

Painter

Terry Duebel

Construction

Ante Dugandzic

Special Effects Technician

Ellen Dunn

Production Coordinator

John Michael Eaves

Illustrator

John Michael Eaves

Storyboard Artist

John Eaves

Illustrator

David Emmerichs

Camera Operator

David Emmerichs

Steadicam Operator

Rory Enke

Location Manager

George R Enos

Location Assistant

Antonio Evans

Medic

Christopher Evans

Matte Painter

Maureen Farley

Property Master

Greg Fausak

Grip

Mark D Felan

Construction

Leah Ferrarini

On-Set Dresser

Mike Ferris

Dp/Cinematographer

Mike Ferris

Director Of Photography

Vince Filippone

Assistant Editor

Ed Fincher

Key Costumer

Cruz S Fino Jr.

Rigging Electrician

Chris Flynn

Compositing Supervisor

Ivy Fong

Software Engineer

Jack Forwalter

On-Set Dresser

Juan B. Francisco

Production Assistant

Sean Gallagher

Construction

Ryan Galloway

Graphic Artist

Justin Garcia

Construction

Anna Garduno

Associate Producer

Joe Gareri

Executive Producer

Catherine Generous

Assistant Production Accountant

George Gervan

Rotoscope Animator

Charles Gibson

Visual Effects Supervisor

Gordon Goodwin

Music Arranger

Gordon Goodwin

Music Conductor

Harmony Gosbee

Dga Trainee

Justin Graham

Rotoscope Animator

John J Grant

Location Manager

Greg Griffith

On-Set Dresser

Jason Gustafson

Special Effects Technician

Brian Hanable

Compositing Supervisor

Jason Hanel

Compositing Supervisor

Don Hansard

Projectionist

John Hansard

Special Effects

William Hansard Jr.

Special Effects

Bill Hardy

Production Assistant

Barbara Harris

Voice Casting

Paula Harris

Assistant Director

Alison Harstedt

Production Supervisor

Tom Hartig

Boom Operator

Jack Haye

Modelmaker

Janice Hayen

Music

Maureen Healy

Rotoscope Animator

Judy Heinzen

Location Assistant

Mo Henry

Negative Cutter

Kinkead Henton

Costume Supervisor

Scott Herbertson

Set Designer

Veronica Hernandez

Rotoscope Animator

Linda Fields Hill

Associate Producer

Philip Hoffman

Digital Effects

Bill Holloway

Film Lab

Stephan Peter Horvath

Production Assistant

Craig S Horwitz

Rigging Electrician

Kerry Hoyt

Stand-In

Denise Huth

Assistant

Greg Hyman

Visual Effects Editor

Gary S Isbell

On-Set Dresser

Mark Isham

Music Engineer

Mark Isham

Music

Mark Isham

Music Producer

Manu Ittina

Rotoscope Animator

Brigit Jones

Set Costumer

Brian Kahn

Driver

Doc Kane

Adr Mixer

Yoel Kastel

Location Assistant

Charles Katz

Camera Assistant

Nisa Kellner

Set Costumer

Erich Wolfgang Korngold

Music Composer

Chanthou Sam Kozberg

Set Costumer

Stephen Krause

Score Recording

Stephen Krause

Music Scoring Mixer

Ken Kugler

Original Music

Ken Kugler

Music Conductor

Mary Jo Lang

Foley Recordist

Jean-claude Langer

Digital Effects Artist

Vincent Lapper

Costumer

Jason Larocca

Music Engineer

Michelle Latham

Location Assistant

Steve Lee

Sound Effects Editor

Julia Levine

Set Designer

Ross Levy

Sound Engineer

Craig Lietzke

Transportation Co-Captain

Craig Heston Ligget

Generator Operator

Linaia Light

Other

Steve Litecky

Generator Operator

Jennifer Lobban

Assistant Production Accountant

Patrick Loungway

Photography

Manuella Machado

Tailor

Mike Macias

Generator Operator

Margaux Mackay

Executive Producer

Susan Malerstein-watkins

Script Supervisor

Richard Mall

Key Grip

David Marder

Transportation Coordinator

Film Details

Also Known As
Majestic
MPAA Rating
Genre
Drama
Period
Political
Romance
Romantic Comedy
Release Date
2001
Location
Ft Bragg, California, USA; California, USA; Mendocino, California, USA; Ferndale, California, USA; Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 32m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Winter December 21, 2001

Matt Damon was previously attached to star.

Completed shooting June 29, 2001.

Began shooting March 5, 2001.

Released in United States Winter December 21, 2001