The Ladykillers


1h 44m 2004

Brief Synopsis

Goldthwait Higginson Dorr III is a charlatan professor who has assembled a gang of experts for the heist of the century. The thieves are experts in explosions, tunneling and muscle. The professor is their critical inside man. The base of operations is the root cellar of an unsuspecting, church-going

Film Details

Also Known As
Lady Killers, The, Ladykillers
MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Adaptation
Comedy
Crime
Music
Release Date
2004
Distribution Company
Walt Disney Studios Distribution
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA; Mississippi, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 44m

Synopsis

Goldthwait Higginson Dorr III is a charlatan professor who has assembled a gang of experts for the heist of the century. The thieves are experts in explosions, tunneling and muscle. The professor is their critical inside man. The base of operations is the root cellar of an unsuspecting, church-going, little old lady named Mrs. Munson. The ruse: the five need a place to practice their church music. The problem: it quickly becomes evident that Dorr's thieves lack the mental capacity to do the job. The bigger problem: they have seriously underestimated their upstairs host. When Mrs. Munson stumbles onto their plot and threatens to notify the authorities, the felonious five decide to 'do her in' before she ruins their heist. After all, how hard can it be to knock off an old lady? They'll soon find out.

Crew

Max Adams

Screenplay (Uncredited)

Max Adams

Other

Vicente Aguilar

Tailor

Janine Aines

Animal Trainer

Jeff Allen

Digital Effects Artist

J. Todd Anderson

Other

Jesse Andrewartha

Digital Effects Artist

Leo Arellanes

Tailor

Paige Augustine

Assistant Set Decorator

Steve Avoujageli

Digital Effects Artist

Randall Balsmeyer

Titles

Wyatt Bartlett

Set Costumer

Josh Blakeslee

Assistant Camera

Terra Bliss-alvarez

Visual Effects Producer

Fernand Bos

Music Editor

Dawn Brown

Set Designer

Thomas E Brown

Painter

Greg Burkhart

Accounting Assistant

T-bone Burnett

Music Producer

Carter Burwell

Original Music

Carter Burwell

Music Conductor

Carter Burwell

Music

Emily Calderone

Post-Production Assistant

John Cameron

Coproducer

John Cameron

Unit Production Manager

Jules Carideo

Production Coordinator

Julie Carideo

Production Coordinator

Gloria Castro

Tailor

Dianne Chadwick

Graphic Designer

Ellen Chenoweth

Casting Director

Pete Chesney Jr.

Special Effects Technician

Peter Chesney

Special Effects Coordinator

Tom Chesney

Special Effects Technician

Keefus Ciancia

Music Producer

Elena Cizmaric

Other

Elena Cizmaric

Casting Assistant (Uncredited)

Celeste Cleveland

Tailor

Ethan Coen

Producer

Ethan Coen

Screenplay

Ethan Coen

Editor

Joel Coen

Editor

Joel Coen

Screenplay

Joel Coen

Producer

J. John Corbett

Titles

Curt Corbitt

Props

Marko Costanzo

Foley Artist

Chris Cummings

Art Department Coordinator

Mike Dalzell

Digital Effects Artist

Jim M Davis

Foreman

Julian De La Pena

Chief Lighting Technician

Roger Deakins

Director Of Photography

Roger Deakins

Dp/Cinematographer

Jenny Dearmitt

Production Secretary

Lori Delapp

Costume Supervisor

Matt Dessero

Compositing Supervisor

David Diliberto

Associate Producer

Bruce Donnellan

Special Effects Foreman

Kelly Doran

Sound

Clinton Dougherty

Camera Operator

Danny Downey

Stunts

Christina Drahos

Digital Effects Artist

Val Drake

Sculptor

Peter Dress

Assistant Director

Jenny Eagan

Costumer

Diana Edgmon

Costumer

Janeen Elliott

Digital Effects Artist

Yoshi Enoki

Assistant Location Manager

Catherine Farrell

Post-Production Coordinator

Danny Farrington

Music

Michael Farrow

Music Scoring Mixer

Mark Filip

Sound Editor

Tony Finno

Music

Rachael Gallaghan

Assistant Production Coordinator

Annie Garrity

Costumer

Dennis Gassner

Production Designer

Eugene Gearty

Sound Designer

Karen Ruth Getchell

Production Supervisor

Ed Godfrey

Assistant Location Manager

Paul Goldhammer

Loader

Lewis Goldstein

Dialogue Editor

Melinda Sue Gordon

Photography

Allan Graf

Coordinator

Robert Graf

Associate Producer

Robert Graf

Unit Production Manager

Robert Gray

Key Grip

Quinn Grove

Best Boy Grip

Rickey Grundy

Music

Nancy Haigh

Set Decorator

Jason Cooper Hall

Assistant

Bruce Hamme

Dolly Grip

Robert Harling

Screenplay (Uncredited)

Robert Harling

Other

Andy Harris

Assistant Camera

Barbara Harris

Voice Casting

Joe Heffernan

Special Effects Technician

Sean Hellfritsch

Camera Trainee

Alix Hester

Costumer

Jery Hewitt

Stunt Coordinator

Pee Wee Hill

Music

Elizabeth Himelstein

Dialect Coach

Liz Himmelstein

Dialect Coach

Ryan Hintz

Accounting Assistant

Drew P Houpt

Office Production Assistant

Paul Hsu

Sound Effects Editor

Jeff Imada

Stunts

Lucy Jacobson

Art Department

Tom Jacobson

Producer

Kenton Jakub

Adr Editor

Nancy James

Craft Service

Roderick Jaynes

Editor

Roderick Jaynes

Screenplay

Roderick Jaynes

Producer

Randy Johnson

Boom Operator

Richard L Johnson

Art Director

Thomas R Johnston

Script Supervisor

Scott Jones

On-Set Dresser

Barry Josephson

Producer

Emmet Kane

Special Effects Technician

Jackie Kaptan

Animal Trainer

Todd Kasow

Music Editor

Kathy Kelehan

Titles

William Kennedy

Music

Frank Kern

Foley Editor

Noelle King

Set Designer

Rick Kline

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Hiro Koda

Stunts

Ritchie Kremer

Property Master

Cheryl Kurk

Production Accountant

Peter Kurland

Sound Mixer

Maria Labbe

Costumer

Jennifer Lamb

Stunts

Barbara Lange

Art Department

George Lara

Foley

David Lawson

Medic

Paul Leblanc

Hair

Mohen Leo

Digital Effects Artist

Hal Levinsohn

Dialogue Editor

Skip Lievsay

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Skip Lievsay

Supervising Sound Editor

James Lin

Location Manager

Leslie Linville

Gang Boss

Kimberley Liptrap

Digital Effects Artist

Scott Lukowski

Illustrator

Annie Lynch

Art Department

Betsy Magruder

Assistant Director

Linda Maiden

Soloist

Tony Maiden

Soloist

Kevin Mangan

Greensman

Albert Marangoni

Special Effects Foreman

Bill Maxwell

Music Producer

Howard Mccrary

Soloist

Sam Mccrary

Soloist

Jonathan Mcgarry

Assistant Director

Amy Mckenzie

Assistant

Katie Mcquerrey

Assistant Editor

Tasha Le Mel

Costumer

Edwardo Mendez

Digital Effects Artist

Ted Meyer

Office Production Assistant

Raymond Michels

Key Rigging Grip

Cristie Miele

Animal Trainer

Murray Miller

Location Manager

Theresa Repola Mohammed

Negative Cutter

Brandon Molale

Stunts

Cate Montana

Assistant Sound Editor

Christopher Napolitano

Rigging Gaffer

Edward R. Nedin

Best Boy

Sydney Negley

Music Coordinator

Mark Newland

Dga Trainee

Jon Nicholson

On-Set Dresser

Phil Notaro

Special Effects Foreman

Greg Orloff

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Sandra Park

Music Contractor

Dean Parker

Music Composer

Jeff Passanante

Construction Coordinator

Kira-anne Pelican

Visual Effects

Monica Perez

Assistant Property Master

Monica Perez-gelbman

Post-Production Accountant

Taylor Phillips

Set Production Assistant

Sara Philpott

On-Set Dresser

Mike Piersante

Music Engineer

Kara Place

Set Production Assistant

Louis Price

Soloist

Tom Proctor

Digital Effects Artist

Sooki Raphael

Assistant

Ferguson Reid M.d.

Medic

Paul Ripple

Transportation

Chris Robertson

Music

Allen Robinson

Stunts

William Rose

Source Material

Timothy P Ryan

Transportation Captain

Steve J Sanchez

Digital Effects Artist

Ian Savage

Assistant

Meghan Schaeffer

Animal Trainer

Amy Schmiederer

Makeup

Beatrice Scott

Assistant

Steven J Scott

Color Timer

Cheryl Shawver

Animal Trainer

Ian Silverstein

Assistant Editor

Hallie Singleton

Craft Service

Janek Sirrs

Visual Effects Supervisor

Film Details

Also Known As
Lady Killers, The, Ladykillers
MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Adaptation
Comedy
Crime
Music
Release Date
2004
Distribution Company
Walt Disney Studios Distribution
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA; Mississippi, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 44m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States May 2004

Released in United States on Video September 7, 2004

Released in United States Spring March 26, 2004

Shown at Cannes Film Festival May 12-23, 2004.

Remake of "The Ladykillers" (United Kingdom/1955), directed by Alexander Mackendrick and starring Alec Guiness and Peter Sellers.

Project was previously in development with 21st Century.

Max Adams wrote a previous adaptation of the screenplay.

Re-released in Paris April 24, 1991.

Released in United States Spring March 26, 2004

Released in United States May 2004 (Shown at Cannes Film Festival May 12-23, 2004.)

Released in United States on Video September 7, 2004