Rent


2h 15m 2005

Brief Synopsis

In New York's East Village, a group of bohemians struggle to express themselves through their art and strive for success and acceptance while enduring the obstacles of poverty, illness and the AIDS epidemic. Roger is an aspiring songwriter who has emotionally shut down after his girlfriend's suicide

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
2005
Production Company
Christie Mattull
Distribution Company
Sony Pictures Releasing
Location
New York City, New York, USA; Woodside, California, USA; Oakland, California, USA; San Francisco, California, USA; Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA; Burbank, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 15m

Synopsis

In New York's East Village, a group of bohemians struggle to express themselves through their art and strive for success and acceptance while enduring the obstacles of poverty, illness and the AIDS epidemic. Roger is an aspiring songwriter who has emotionally shut down after his girlfriend's suicide. Despite his attraction, he is reluctant to start a new romance with his downstairs neighbor Mimi Marquez, an exotic dancer struggling with "baggage of her own." Roger's roommate Mark is a filmmaker trying to balance art and commerce. His girlfriend Maureen, a self-indulgent performance artist, recently left him for a lawyer named Joanne. Also part of this close-knit circle is Tom Collins, a professor of philosophy who, after being mugged, is rescued by his soul mate, a high-spirited street drummer, Angel Shunard. Benny, who alienated his friends after he married their landlord's daughter, has reneged on his promise to provide rent-free artist space to his bohemian friends. Once a close friend, he is now viewed as the enemy, threatening them with eviction.

Crew

Mimi Abers

Digital Effects Artist

G. A. Aguilar

Stunt Coordinator

Susan Alegria

Assistant Art Director

Michael Anderson

Camera Operator

Leah Anton

Digital Effects Artist

Arianne Apicelli

Production Assistant

Kristin Argue

Dresser

John Armstrong

Transportation Coordinator

William Arnot

Camera

William Arnot

Steadicam Operator

Lisa Aron

Software Engineer

Billy Aronson

Music Lyrics

Okan Ataman

Digital Effects Artist

Jeanne Austin

Assistant

Gerard Averill

Location Manager

Burt Bacharach

Song

Al Bailey

Digital Effects Artist

Sarah Baker

Production Assistant

Antony Baldasare

Assistant Property Master

Stephen Balliet

Boom Operator

Michael Barnathan

Producer

Guy Barresi

Assistant Editor

Trent Bateman

Software Engineer

Chris Bayz

Digital Effects Artist

James Beard

Rigging Electrician

Matt Beckley

Music

Kathleen Beeler

Digital Effects Artist

Nate Belove

On-Set Dresser

Rodney Lee Bennett

Driver

Erik Bernstein

Best Boy Electric

Terra Bliss-alvarez

Visual Effects Producer

Kent Blocher

Assistant Editor

Danielle Blumstein

Assistant Production Coordinator

Sally Boldt

Music Editor

Robert Bonino

Props

John Borges

Production Assistant

Mark Bosia

Medic

Pamela J. Bower

Assistant

Phil Bray

Photography

Patrick Brennan

Digital Effects Artist

Maria Brill

Software Engineer

Jaclyn Brodsky

Production Assistant

J. C. Brotherhood

Special Effects Supervisor

Jenn Bubka

Production Assistant

Shane Buckallew

Plasterer

Keith Bunting

Dolly Grip

James Burke

Greensman

Craig Burns

Casting

Cathy Burrow

Digital Effects Artist

Diana E Burton

Property Master

James H Cafferty

Driver

Ian Calip

Assistant Director

Michael Cambria

Assistant Camera

Colin Campbell

Gaffer

David Richard Campbell

Music Arranger

Marshall Candland

Digital Effects Artist

Will Cantler

Casting

Randy Cantor

Transportation Captain

Brian Cantwell

Digital Effects Artist

Rocky Capella

Stunt Coordinator

Patty Carey

Location Manager

Brian Carmichael

Video Assist/Playback

Nicholas Carr

Production Assistant

Stephen Carter

Art Director

Mark Casey

Digital Effects Artist

Michael Catalano

Generator Operator

Rob Cavallo

Music Producer

Rob Cavallo

Song

Rob Cavallo

Original Score

Thomas Chan

Software Engineer

James R. Chandler

Craft Service

Dan Chase

Music

Stephen Chbosky

Screenplay

Paul Cheponis

Assistant Set Decorator

David Childers

Grip

Gregory Childers

Grip

Ian Chriss

Rigging Grip

Eric Christensen

Digital Effects Artist

Luann Claps

Makeup

Chris Clark

Hair

Jennifer Clinard

Painter

Peter Clores

Transportation Co-Captain

Richard Clot

Construction Coordinator

Robert Clot

Special Effects Foreman

Debra Coleman

Makeup

Emily Coleman

Production Secretary

Gregory C Collis

Rigging Grip

Chris Columbus

Other

Chris Columbus

Producer

Steve Comesky

Best Boy Electric

Michael Conte

Digital Effects Artist

Mary Cook

Hair

Brian Copenhagen

Sound

Diane Cornelius

Costumer

Don Crawford

Digital Effects Artist

Kevin Cross

Assistant Art Director

Howard Cummings

Production Designer

Keith P. Cunningham

Art Director

Davey Cutler

Production Assistant

Tami Nicole D'addio

Production Assistant

Allison Daly

Accounting Assistant

Thomas Dames

Accounting Assistant

Lauren Dandridge

Production Assistant

Hal David

Song

Ray De La Motte

Camera Operator

Robert De Niro

Producer

Robert E Denne

Painter

Carol Depasquale

Script Supervisor

Elizabeth Devereux

Assistant

Rhonda Devictor

Production Coordinator

Tom Dias

Driver

Nancy K Diekmann

Music Arranger

Melissa Downing

Production Assistant

Christine Renee Dye

Accounting Assistant

Nathan Eckenrode

Production Assistant

Craig Edelblut

Set Designer

Sam Edwards

Digital Effects Artist

Coya Elliot

Adr/Dialogue Editor

Jann Engel

Set Designer

Gene Engels

Gaffer

Heidi Erl

Production Coordinator

Bill Eyler

Digital Effects Artist

Jason Farrar

Assistant Location Manager

Scott Farrar

Visual Effects Supervisor

Judy Feil

Costume Supervisor

Victoria B Fender

Production Assistant

Andre Fenley

Sound Editor

Nicole Ferrari

Production Secretary

Dan Ferreira

Rigging Electrician

Sharon Ferrol

Choreographer

Rick Fichter

Special Effects Technician

Patrick Figueroa

Grip

Roosevelt Flenoury

Choreographer

Jeph Folkins

Loader

Maryann C Fondulas

Accounting Assistant

Justin Foster

Film Research

Kathryn Freund

Assistant Property Master

James V Gartland

Dolly Grip

Grantland Gears

Digital Effects Artist

Felix Gehm

Assistant Location Manager

Tim Gibbons

Digital Effects Artist

Luke Dunn Gielmuda

Foley Editor

Gary Gill

Grip

Rich Gill

Rigging Electrician

Jeff Gilliam

Rigging Gaffer

Kathleen Giordano

Costumer

Stephen Goldblatt

Director Of Photography

Allan S Gordon

Executive Producer

Monika Gray

On-Set Dresser

Michael Greif

Music

Jeremy Gruber

Production Assistant

Tim Guffin

Assistant Camera

Nathan Gunn

Assistant Editor

Cheri Hall

Accounting Assistant

Mindy Hall

Makeup

Steven R Hammond

Transportation Captain

Halsted Craig Hannah

Consultant

Charles Hansen

Production Assistant

Geoffrey D. Hansen

Assistant Director

Geoffrey D. Hansen

Associate Producer

Thomas M Harrigan

Assistant Editor

Barbara Harris

Voice Casting

Joseph Hatton

Production Assistant

Rob Hauer

Film Research

Dale Haugo

Scenic Artist

Richard Hebrank

Construction Coordinator

Brandon Heidt

Production Assistant

Mike Helbig

On-Set Dresser

Mo Henry

Negative Cutter

Leighton Hill

Rigging Grip

Shawn Hillier

Digital Effects Artist

Lora Hirschberg

Sound Mixer

Wesley Hodge

Hair Stylist

Mark Hopkins

Digital Effects Artist

Lawrence Hornbeck

On-Set Dresser

Stephanie Hornish

Visual Effects Producer

Sean House

Assistant Property Master

Garner Humphrey

Driver

Larry Huston

Assistant Camera

Paul Huston

Matte Painter

Greg Hyman

Visual Effects Editor

Richard Hymns

Supervising Sound Editor

Lisa Jaime

Music Editor

Cyrus Jam

Digital Effects Artist

Saisie M Jang

Assistant Location Manager

Patrick Jarvis

Digital Effects Artist

Sarahjane Javelo

Digital Effects Artist

Gary J Jensen

Best Boy Grip

Anne Johns

Production Coordinator

Arlen J Johnson

Foreman

Brook Johnson

Rigging Grip

Jeff Johnson

Props

Lance R Johnson

Production Assistant

Thomas R Johnston

Script Supervisor

L Dean Jones

Production Manager

Chris Jordan

Special Effects Foreman

Richard Kathlean

Production Assistant

Kathleen Kearney

Assistant Director

Ntana Key

Colorist

Jeff Kilgore

Rigging Gaffer

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
2005
Production Company
Christie Mattull
Distribution Company
Sony Pictures Releasing
Location
New York City, New York, USA; Woodside, California, USA; Oakland, California, USA; San Francisco, California, USA; Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA; Burbank, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 15m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Fall November 23, 2005

Released in United States on Video February 21, 2006

Based on the 1996 Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning musical RENT by Jonathan Larson which was loosely based on the opera "La Boheme."

Spike Lee was previously attached to direct.

Project was previously set up at Warner Bros.

Literary Sale Date: 08/15/1996

Project was previously set up at Miramax who retains the rights of first refusal for co-financing and foreign distribution.

Miramax acquired the movie rights to "Rent" in 1996 for $2.5 million against $5 million. In 2004 the rights were then acquired by Revolution from Miramax for a reported price of $4 million.

"Rent" creator Jonathan Larson died at age 35 of an aortic aneurysm shortly after viewing the show's final run-through.

Released in United States Fall November 23, 2005

Released in United States on Video February 21, 2006

Winner of the 2005 Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actress - Musical or Comedy (Rosario Dawson) by the International Press Academy (IPA).