The Royal Tenenbaums


1h 43m 2001

Brief Synopsis

Royal Tenenbaum and his wife Etheline had three children--Chas, Richie, and Margot. They were a family of geniuses and then they separated. Chas started buying real estate in his early teens and seemed to have had a preternatural understanding of international finance. Margot was a playwright and re

Film Details

Also Known As
Famille Tenenbaum, La, La Famille Tenenbaum, Royal Tenenbaums
MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Comedy
Drama
Release Date
2001
Production Company
John Gutierrez
Distribution Company
Walt Disney Studios Distribution
Location
New Jersey, USA; New York City, New York, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 43m

Synopsis

Royal Tenenbaum and his wife Etheline had three children--Chas, Richie, and Margot. They were a family of geniuses and then they separated. Chas started buying real estate in his early teens and seemed to have had a preternatural understanding of international finance. Margot was a playwright and received a Braverman grant of fifty thousand dollars in the ninth grade. Richie was a junior champion tennis player and won the U.S. Nationals three years in a row. Virtually all memory of the brilliance of the young Tenenbaums was subsequently erased by two decades of betrayal, failure and disaster. Most of this was generally considered to be their father's fault. The tale follows the family's sudden and unexpected reunion one recent winter.

Crew

Michael Adkins

Wardrobe Supervisor

Douglas Aibel

Casting

Joe A Alfieri

Carpenter

Jordan Alport

Production Assistant

Eric Chase Anderson

Art Department

Wes Anderson

Screenplay

Wes Anderson

Producer

Robert M Andres

Key Grip

Malcolm Auchincloss

Assistant

Mark Bachman

Graphic Artist

Randall Balsmeyer

Visual Effects Supervisor

Kashka Banjoko

Hair Stylist

Chris Barnes

Stunts

Joe Barry

Stunts

Michael Barry

Special Thanks To

Allison Barton

Grip

Gene Beneventano

Chef

Mark Berger

Rerecording

Jim Berkus

Special Thanks To

Stephanie Biear

Other

Kate Biscoe

Makeup Artist

Amanda Blew

Stunts

Glenn Bloom

Video Playback

David Boulton

Adr Mixer

Avery Brandon

Other

Dawn Bridgewater

Production Assistant

James L. Brooks

Special Thanks To

Jackson Browne

Song

Paul Buccosi

Stunts

Pete Bucossi

Stunts

Dalia Burde

Art Assistant

Ashlee Burnette

Assistant

Miguel Calderon

Other

Shannon Canfield

On-Set Dresser

Mel Cannon

Grip

Stephen Carr

Location Scout

Amy T Carter

Accounting Assistant

Augie Carton

Set Production Assistant

Carolyn Cartwright

Set Decorator

Bob Casale

Music

Victor Chan

Stunts

Ben Cheah

Sound Effects

Judy Chin

Makeup Artist

Aldo Ciccolini

Song Performer

John S Coda

Foreman

Ryan Collison

Foley

Douglas Colvin

Song

Greg Copeland

Song

J. John Corbett

Animator

Justin Corbett

Grip

Jennifer Cossetto

Animator

Steven P Costabile

Medic

Erin Crackel

Assistant Editor

Lamont Crawford

Dolly Grip

Byron Crystal

Extras Agent/Coordinator

John Cummings

Song

Andrew J. Day

Lighting Technician

Robert A De Mar

On-Set Dresser

Jerry Decarlo

Hair Stylist

Kay Denmark

Adr

Philip Devonshire

Electrician

Judi Dickerson

Dialect Coach

Bob Dickey

Projectionist

Stephen Dignan

Accountant

Naomi Donne

Makeup

Christopher Donohue

Grip

Norman Douglass

Stunts

Nick Drake

Song Performer

Nick Drake

Song

George Drakoulias

Special Thanks To

David Dreishpoon

Craft Service

David Dunlap

Camera Operator

Andy Duppin

Stunts

Bob Dylan

Song Performer

Bob Dylan

Song

Lisa Emerson Machione

Set Costumer

George Enescu

Music

Kenneth T Engels

Key Grip

Thomas Erdelyi

Song

Roy Farfel

Stunts

John Paul Fasal

Sound Effects

Frank Ferrara

Stunts

David Flanigan

Camera

Sean Fogel

Production Coordinator

Michael Fradianni

Electrician

Sara Gagliardi

Accountant

Tim Gallin

Stunts

Joan H Geisman

Consultant

Megan Gerard

Assistant

Eliot Gerstel

Other

Laura Gillen

Other

Teresa C Gillen

Production Assistant

Sharon Globerson

Assistant Costume Designer

Darren Glover

Transportation

Greg Goossen

Stand-In

Ann Gray

Post-Production Coordinator

Gwen Griffith

Animal Trainer

Charles Grubbs

Electrician

Vince Guaraldi

Song

Chris Guardino

Original Music

Tony Guida

Stunts

Hugo Guinness

Other

John Gutierrez

Cable Operator

Peter G Hackman

Other

Edith Hagigi

Assistant

Krista Haimovitch

Location Coordinator

James Hamilton

Photography

Sandy Hamilton

Props

Topper Headon

Song

Robert Hein

Sound Editor

Mike Hernandez

Caterer

Don Hewitt

Stunts

Don J Hewitt

Stunts

Julia Hickman

Art Department

Mildred Hill

Song

Patty Hill

Song

William Hines

Generator Operator

Sam Hoffman

Assistant Director

Jared Hohl

Office Assistant

Stacy Hrisohoidis

Craft Service

Michael Hunold

Electrician

Doug Huszti

Assistant Art Director

Jeff Hyman

Song

Mick Jagger

Song

Kenton Jakub

Adr Editor

Sondra James

Voice Casting

Robert C Janiszewski

Special Thanks To

Bobby Johanson

Adr Mixer

Nils Johnson

Video Playback

Mick Jones

Song

Nick Julious

Craft Service

Michelle L Keiser

Assistant Director

Kathy Kelehan

Visual Effects

Elizabeth Klenk

Production Assistant

Emily Klimkiewicz

Researcher

Lars Knudsen

Assistant

William Kolpin

Other

Paul Koronkiewicz

Boom Operator

George Kousoulides

Other

Kim Krafsky

Animal Trainer

Annette Kudrak

Music Editor

Jennifer Lamb

Stunts

Joanne Lamstein

Stunts

Ladd Lanford

Special Thanks To

Francis Leach

Electrician

Kurt Lennig

Best Boy

John Lennon

Song

John Lennon

Song Performer

John Lesher

Special Thanks To

Christopher Liscinsky

Electrician

David Lowe

Music Contractor

Jalil Lynch

Stunts

Nora Lynch

Production Assistant

Steve Mack

Stunts

April Mackin

Animal Trainer

Chris Marsh

Location Assistant

Junior Marvin

Song

Vahram Mateosian

Tailor

Alexandra Mazur

Assistant Set Decorator

Eric Mcallister

Assistant Sound Editor

Steve Mcauliff

Animal Trainer

Andrew Mccabe

Production Assistant

Paul Mccartney

Song

Patrick Mcdonald

Production Assistant

Chris Mchenry

Office Assistant

Jack Mclaughlin

Stunts

Sarah E Mcmillian

On-Set Dresser

Kristopher Medina

Stunts

Kevin Melarkey

On-Set Dresser

Mike Melchiorre

Carpenter

Barry Mendel

Producer

Lee Mendelson

Song

Sylvia Menno

Dialogue Editor

Sarisa Middleton

Assistant

Jason Miller

Assistant

Todd Milner

Foley Editor

Alexander Moore

Assistant

Kris Moran

Props

Gerard Morrone

On-Set Dresser

Mark Mothersbaugh

Music

Branka Mrkic-tana

Dialogue Editor

Doug Murray

Adr Mixer

Heather Neeld

Assistant Production Coordinator

Nico

Song Performer

Naomi Nishimura

Animator

Leda Nornang

Assistant

Katie Novello

Production Assistant

Galli Noy

Production Assistant

Kelly O'bier

Accounting Assistant

Mick O'rourke

Stunts

Daniel R Padgett

Editor

Rocco Palmieri

Best Boy

John Panuccio

Key Rigging Grip

Janet Paparazzo

Stunts

Charles Parlapanides

Assistant

Derek Pastures

Other

Gretchen Patch

Assistant Costume Designer

Karen Patch

Costume Designer

Christopher Patterson

Assistant Editor

Glenfield Payne

Editor

Film Details

Also Known As
Famille Tenenbaum, La, La Famille Tenenbaum, Royal Tenenbaums
MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Comedy
Drama
Release Date
2001
Production Company
John Gutierrez
Distribution Company
Walt Disney Studios Distribution
Location
New Jersey, USA; New York City, New York, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 43m

Award Nominations

Best Original Screenplay

2001

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Nominated for the 2001 Award for Best Production Design in a Feature Film - Contemporary from the Society of Motion Picture & Television Art Directors/ Art Directors Guild (ADG).

Nominated for the 2001 award for Best Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen from the Writers Guild of America (WGA).

Nominated for the 2001 Eddie Award for Best Edited Feature - Comedy or Musical, from the American Cinema Editors (ACE).

Winner of the 2001 award for Best Actor (Gene Hackman) from the Chicago Film Critics Association.

Winner of the 2001 award for Best Actor (Gene Hackman) from the National Society of Film Critics.

Winner of the 2001 award for Excellence in Contemporary Costume Design for Film by the Costume Designers Guild (CDG).

Winner of the award for Featured Actor of the Year - Male (Gene Hackman) at the 2001 American Film Institute (AFI) Awards.

Expanded Release in United States December 21, 2001

Released in United States 2001

Released in United States 2011

Released in United States February 2002

Released in United States on Video July 9, 2002

Released in United States Winter December 14, 2001

Wide Release in United States January 4, 2002

Shown at Berlin International Film Festival (in competition) February 6-17, 2002.

Shown at New York Film Festival September 28 - October 14, 2001.

Began shooting February 27, 2001.

Released in United States 2001 (Shown at New York Film Festival September 28 - October 14, 2001.)

Released in United States 2011 (10th Anniversary Screening Presented by The Film Society's young patrons group - New Wave)

Wide Release in United States January 4, 2002

Released in United States February 2002 (Shown at Berlin International Film Festival (in competition) February 6-17, 2002.)

Released in United States on Video July 9, 2002

Released in United States Winter December 14, 2001

Completed shooting May 22, 2001.

Expanded Release in United States December 21, 2001