Garden State


1h 52m 2004

Brief Synopsis

Andrew Largeman shuffled through life in a lithium-induced coma until his mother's death inspired a vacation from the pills to see what might happen. A moderately successful TV actor living in Los Angeles, "Large" hasn't been home to the "Garden State" in nine years. But even with 3,000 miles betwee

Film Details

Also Known As
Large's Ark
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2004
Distribution Company
Fox Searchlight Pictures
Location
New Jersey, USA; Los Angeles, California, USA; New York City, New York, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 52m

Synopsis

Andrew Largeman shuffled through life in a lithium-induced coma until his mother's death inspired a vacation from the pills to see what might happen. A moderately successful TV actor living in Los Angeles, "Large" hasn't been home to the "Garden State" in nine years. But even with 3,000 miles between them, he's been unable to escape his domineering father Gideon and the silencing effect he's had on his son from afar. Stunned to find himself in his hometown after such a long absence, Large finds old acquaintances around every corner living quite unique lives as gravediggers, fast food knights and the panderers of pyramid schemes. Meanwhile, at home, he does his best to avoid a long-simmering but inevitable confrontation with his father. By a twist of fate, Large meets Sam, a girl who is everything he isn't. A blast of color, hope and quirks, Sam becomes a sidekick who refuses to ride in his sidecar. Her warmth and fearlessness give Large the courage to open his heart to the joy and pain of the infinite abyss that is life.

Crew

George Abdy

Art Department

Pamela Abdy

Producer

Chris Affholder

Wardrobe Assistant

Jill Alexander

Property Master

Bill Almeida

Best Boy Electric

Tara Andrus

Assistant Production Coordinator

Sunny Antrim

Set Production Assistant

Tony Arnaud

Grip

James Bailey

Foley Artist

K C Bailey

Photography

Bill Baker

Driver

Laura Ballinger

Art Director

Sophie Barker

Song

Steve Bartowicz

Rerecording

Judy Becker

Production Designer

Cody Beke

Casting Assistant

Jon Bell

Driver

Martin Bernstein

Carpenter

Guy Berryman

Song

Henry Binns

Song

Charmaine Boos

Consultant

Jason Boshart

Set Production Assistant

Coburn Boyd

Dresser

Zach Braff

Screenplay

Ethan Brooke

Art Department

Cary Brothers

Song Performer

Cary Brothers

Song

Bill Brown

Coproducer

Jason D Brown

Swing Gang

Weldon Brown

Adr Mixer

John Buckland

Song

Kate Butler

Assistant Camera

Greg Cahill

Dolly Grip

Michael Callaghan

Assistant Camera

Will Champion

Song

Steve Charnow

Electrician

Amos Chester

Song

Jack Ciano

Medic

Jack Ciano

Craft Service

John W Cook

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Wyze Crack

Music Lyrics

Ted Craig

Production Assistant

Sarah Curran Voigt

Production Assistant

Buck Damon

Music Supervisor

Jessica Daniels

Casting Associate

Bear Davies

Swing Gang

Betsy Davis

Set Production Assistant

Bill Davis

Property Master

Robin Day

Hair

Danny De Vito

Executive Producer

David Defillips

Production Assistant

Ralph Devito

Driver

Erin Dicker

Assistant

Mike Dickman

Swing Gang

Jermaine Dickson

Song

James Domorski

Video Playback

Devin Donegan

Video Playback

Amanda Dragon

Assistant

Nick Drake

Song

Nick Drake

Song Performer

Chris Drechsler

Generator Operator

Leo Driver

Coordinator

Larry Ellena

Sound Recordist

Meryl Emmerton

Production Manager

Kim Engelhart

Special Effects Technician

Byron Epps

Song

Mario Estrello

Driver

Karen E. Etcoff

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Steve Faughnan

Location Assistant

John Finn

Post-Production Accountant

Chad Fischer

Original Music

Chad Fischer

Music

Charlotte Fleck

Dialect Coach

Ken Franchi

Assistant

Rob Garza

Song

Emily Gaunt

Scenery

Catherine George

Assistant Costume Designer

Mitchell C Gettleman

Supervising Sound Editor

Ben Gibbard

Song

Gary Gilbert

Producer

Rocco Gioffre

Visual Effects Supervisor

Gerald Gloster

Grip

Rachel Goodlett Katz

Assistant Editor

Amanda Goodman

Office Production Assistant

Andrew Goodman

Office Production Assistant

Paul W. Gorfine

Scenery

Steve Gould

Production Coordinator

Gabe Greenberg

Location Scout

Jeffrey B Gregg

Key Grip

Rebecca Gregg

Assistant Costume Designer

George Grenier

Driver

Jeff Gunn

Foley

Terry Gusto

Consultant

Laura Hahn

Set Production Assistant

Brian Haigh

Loader

Traci Hainsworth

Production

Josh Hakian

Special Effects Coordinator

Philip Andrew Hall

Assistant

Dan Halsted

Producer

Sam Hardaker

Song

Chip Hart

Best Boy Grip

Michael Hatzer

Color Timer

Colin Hay

Song Performer

Colin Hay

Song

Jason P Hayes

Hair

Sandy Hayes

Steadicam Operator

Sandy Hayes

Camera Operator

Imogen Heap

Song

Joe Helmreich

Production

Mo Henry

Negative Cutting

Gary Hilderbrand

Electrician

Eric Hilton

Song

Sean Hogan

Production Accountant

Micky Hohl

Driver

Nathan Holmes

Set Production Assistant

C J Howard

Swing Gang

James Howe

Foley Mixer

Ken Ishii

Sound Mixer

Drew Jiritano

Special Effects Coordinator

Jasper Lee Johnson

Grip

Zsolt Kadar

Assistant Camera

Katherine Karbowski

Wardrobe Assistant

Kathleen Karridene

Makeup Artist

Avy Kaufman

Casting

Jesse Kaufmann

Art Department

John Keating

Grip

Stan Keitt

Assistant Camera

Joe Kelly

Location Scout

Katie Kemsley

Scenery

Myron Kerstein

Editor

Richard Klubeck

Producer

Roopa Kosuri

Wardrobe Assistant

Kim Krafsky

Animal Trainer

Beth Kuhn

Scenery

Ronnie Kupferwasser

Location Manager

Daryl Lathrop

Adr

Mary Latvis

Assistant Camera

Alyson Latz

Assistant Director

Frederick Lawrence

Grip

Cedric Lemoyne

Song

Michael Lerman

Assistant Director

Edmund Levine

Assistant Property Master

Megan Levine

Production

Karina Liebel

Hair Stylist

Dennis Livesey

Camera Operator

Heather Loeffler

Set Decorator

Mat Lynch

Set Production Assistant

M. J. Magbanua

Production Coordinator

Patrick Mahoney

Craft Service

Jeff Malham

Rerecording

Seth Marshall

Assistant

Chris Anthony John Martin

Song

Chris Wolfgang Mauch

Storyboard Artist

Darren Maynard

Set Production Assistant

Steve Mcauliff

Animal Trainer

James Mercer

Song

Kim Metsch

Set Production Assistant

Lia Mijangos

Assistant

Steve Morantz

Sound Mixer

Brad Morrison

Set Decorator

Courtney Moser

Assistant Camera

Alexi Murdoch

Song Performer

Alexi Murdoch

Song

Frank Murray

Assistant Production Accountant

David Nadal

Coach

Jane Nelson

Scenery

Evelyne Noraz

Makeup

Peter Nusbaum

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Peter Nusbaum

Sound Effects Editor

Iain O'higgins

Electrician

Gene O'neill

Transportation Captain

Catherine Osbourne

Wardrobe Assistant

Celia Parker

Scenery

Peter Pastorelli

Assistant Location Manager

Sean Peacock

Electrician

David Posamentier

Assistant

Jagger Potter

Art Department

John Priebe

Gaffer

Whitney Purple

Sound Recordist

Kate Quinlan

Wardrobe Supervisor

Alex Raspa

Adr

Schavaria Reeves

Boom Operator

Peter Regnier

Swing Gang

Peter Reith

Transportation Co-Captain

Lionel Richie

Song

Finn Riley

Video Playback

David O. Rogers

Assistant Editor

Joe Romeo

Best Boy Electric

Dante Ross

Song Performer

Dante Ross

Song

Ann Ruark

Line Producer

Rosalie Rusino

Scenery

David Ruth

Dialogue Editor

Jerry Sandager

Grip

Christina Schaich

Office Production Assistant

Amanda Scheer-demme

Music Supervisor

Kaylie Schiff

Editing

Elliott Schimel

Production

Tracy Scott

Script Supervisor

Joe Sevey

Location Scout

Film Details

Also Known As
Large's Ark
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2004
Distribution Company
Fox Searchlight Pictures
Location
New Jersey, USA; Los Angeles, California, USA; New York City, New York, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 52m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of the 2004 award for Most Promising Filmmaker by the Chicago Film Critics Association (CFCA).

Released in United States Summer July 28, 2004

Released in United States on Video December 28, 2004

Released in United States January 2004

Released in United States June 2004

Shown at IFP/Los Angeles Film Festival June 17-26, 2004.

Miramax Films and Fox Searchlight reportedly paid $5 million to jointly acquire worldwide rights to project at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival. Distribution revenues will be split 50-50; details of who will handle which territories are to be determined, based on each company's resources in various markets.

Feature dirctorial debut for Zach Braff.

Released in United States Summer July 28, 2004

Released in United States on Video December 28, 2004

Released in United States January 2004 (Shown at Sundance Film Festival (Dramatic Competition) January 15-25, 2004.)

Released in United States June 2004 (Shown at IFP/Los Angeles Film Festival June 17-26, 2004.)

Winner of the 2004 award for Best Directorial Debut and co-winner of the 2004 award for Special Recognition For Excellence In Filmmaking by the National Board of Review (NBR).