Running with Scissors


1h 56m 2006

Brief Synopsis

In 1971, the neatness-obsessed but sharply observant 6-year-old Augusten finds himself trapped between his troubled parents: his mother Deirdre, an unpublished--not to mention unstable--confessional poet with delusions of being hugely famous; and his father Norman, an alcoholic math professor who lo

Film Details

Also Known As
Det är nåt som inte stämmer
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2006
Distribution Company
TriStar Pictures
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 56m

Synopsis

In 1971, the neatness-obsessed but sharply observant 6-year-old Augusten finds himself trapped between his troubled parents: his mother Deirdre, an unpublished--not to mention unstable--confessional poet with delusions of being hugely famous; and his father Norman, an alcoholic math professor who long ago gave up trying to solve the riddle of his wife's problems or his son's precocious behavior. When the Burroughs' marriage goes to pieces, Deirdre signs up for therapy with the eccentric Dr. Finch, a highly unconventional shrink who takes the family under his wing. From the beginning, Augusten is suspicious of Dr. Finch's peculiarities, but when Dr. Finch fails to save the Burroughs' marriage, Augusten's life takes an even more wrenching turn. While Deirdre is packed off to a motel to continue her Valium-aided therapy, Augusten is sent to live in the Finch family home--a kind of Brady-Bunch-gone-bad world where for some dog kibble is a snack, sedatives are consumed like candy and grand prophecies emerge from the bathroom. Soon Augusten unwittingly becomes part of the family comprised of: the shell-shocked Mrs. Finch, "Bible-dipping" daughter Hope, disco-rebel daughter Natalie and Neil Bookman, the disturbed, 35-year-old, "adopted" son who lives in a shed at the back of the house; along the way Augusten descends into a kind of surreal childhood hell. Yet, he also finds optimism among the horror, hilarity in the insanity and even love amid the dilapidated ruins as he never loses his spirit or his resilience.

Crew

Terry Adams

On-Set Dresser

Crisoforo Aguilar

Production Assistant

Alessandro Alessandroni

Song

Ernst Anschütz

Song

Rick Ash

Sound Mixer

Burt Bacharach

Song

Christopher Baffa

Dp/Cinematographer

Christopher Baffa

Director Of Photography

Roger Ball

Song

Beth Bargas

Accounting Assistant

Tex Beneke

Song Performer

Stacey K Black

Hair Stylist

P. J. Bloom

Music Supervisor

Deanna Brigidi

Casting Assistant

Samuel H Brinson

Foreman

Anita Louise Brown

Costumer

Clyde E Bryan

Assistant Camera

Brad Buecker

Assistant Editor

Augusten Burroughs

Coproducer

Augusten Burroughs

Source Material

Jay Byerly

Lighting Technician

Chelsey Cardon

Production Assistant

Hoagy Carmichael

Song

Kenneth C Clark

Special Effects Foreman

Nat King Cole

Song

Nat King Cole

Song Performer

Cydney Cornell

Hair Stylist

William Cotton

Production Assistant

Dirk Craft

Assistant Director

Brendon Crigler

On-Set Dresser

Charles Crivier

Dolly Grip

Dana Crocker

Transportation Captain

Hal David

Song

Jerry Day

Rigging Grip

Jed M Dodge

Sound Editor

Rickley W Dumm

Sound Editor

Fabrice Dumont

Song

Malcolm Duncan

Song

Chris Duskin

Camera Operator

Jenny Eagan

Costumer

Jimmy Eaton

Song

Melissa J Engle

Production Assistant

Bill Evans

Song

Lou Eyrich

Costume Designer

Joseph C. Fama

Construction Coordinator

Russell Farmarco

Sound Editor

Osvaldo Farres

Song

Catherine Feeney

Song Performer

Catherine Feeney

Song

Matthew Flood Ferguson

Set Decorator

Tom Ficke

Stunt Coordinator

Mali Finn

Casting Director

Lorin Flemming

Art Director

Robert Foulkes

Location Manager

Stephanie Fowler

Makeup Artist

Frank Gaeta

Sound Design

Luis Galadames

Assistant Sound Editor

Dede Gardner

Producer

Marc A Gilmartin

Sound Mixer

Patrick Giraudi

Sound Mixer

Andrew Glover

Lighting Technician

Alan Gorrie

Song

Graham Gouldman

Song

Terri Greening

Production Accountant

Brad Grey

Producer

Christopher Griffin

Unit Production Manager

Christopher Grizey

Production Assistant

Vince Guaraldi

Song

Stephane Haeri

Song

Bob Hall

Assistant Camera

Catherine Harper

Foley Artist

Barbara Harris

Voice Casting

Jennifer Hatton

Assistant Editor

Zoe Hay

Makeup Artist

David Henke

Assistant Location Manager

Mo Henry

Negative Cutter

Christophe Hetier

Song

Greg Hewett

Key Grip

Julie Hewett

Makeup

Jennifer Holyfield

Costumer

Elton John

Song

Elton John

Song Performer

Ian Kay

Property Master

Laurel E Kelly

Hair Stylist

Mark Kersey

Greensman

Dan Kneece

Steadicam Operator

Wayne Kosky

Best Boy Grip

Eryn Krueger

Makeup Artist

Gene Lees

Song

James Levine

Music Composer

Darrin Mann

Foley Mixer

Elenie Mansalis

Assistant Director

Elisa Marsh

Hair Stylist

Alexis Martin

Assistant

Joseph May

Production Assistant

Robbie Mcintosh

Song

Owen Mcintyre

Song

Maura Mckeown

Assistant Director

Tom Mertz

Special Effects Coordinator

Meredith Mohr

Assistant

Chris Morianna

Foley Artist

Jerry W Mundy

Chief Lighting Technician

Ryan Murphy

Screenplay

Ryan Murphy

Producer

Graham Nash

Song

Ed Nassaney

Transportation Co-Captain

Chris Navarro

Adr

Todd Niesen

Sound Editor

Noon Orsatti

Stunt Coordinator

Mitchell Parish

Song

Jim Passon

Color Timer

Sarah Payne

Sound Editor

Tim Pedegana

Post-Production Supervisor

Brad Pitt

Producer

Doug Price

Assistant Camera

David Rapaport

Casting Associate

Christopher Redmond

Props

Jennifer Reeve

Music Coordinator

Krishna Ribeiro

Costumer

Terry Rodman

Sound Mixer

Paul M Rohrbaugh

Foreman

Frank Ryerson

Song

Steve Samuels

Executive Producer

John Scott

Camera Operator

Richard Sherman

Production Designer

David Showers

Assistant

Jessica Sieben

Production Assistant

Julie Silverman

Costume Supervisor

Byron Smith

Editor

Phoebe Snow

Song

Phoebe Snow

Song Performer

Giuliano Sorgini

Song

Bruce Springsteen

Song

Al Stewart

Song

Al Stewart

Song Performer

Eric Stewart

Song

Hamish Stuart

Song

Pete Sutton

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Bernie Taupin

Song

Suzanne Tenner

Photography

Eric Thompson

Adr Mixer

Henry Tirl

Steadicam Operator

Tom Trafalski

Music Editor

Suzanne M Trucks

Assistant Camera

Diana Valentine

Script Supervisor

Rorie D Van Klaveren

Assistant Production Coordinator

Vince Guaraldi Trio

Song Performer

Antonio Vivaldi

Song

Christine Wada

Key Costumer

Gunnar T Walter

Boom Operator

Eve Watterson

Production Coordinator

Grady Watts

Song

Andrew Weaver

Production Assistant

Bonnie Weis

Coproducer

Peter Wood

Song

Michael Wynands

Foreman

Marissa Zajack

Art Department Coordinator

Film Details

Also Known As
Det är nåt som inte stämmer
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2006
Distribution Company
TriStar Pictures
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 56m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of the 2006 Satellite Award for Best Actor - Comedy or Musical (Joseph Cross) by the International Press Academy (IPA).

Expanded Release in United States October 27, 2006

Limited Release in United States October 20, 2006

Released in United States Fall October 20, 2006

Released in United States on Video February 6, 2007

Based on the novel "Running With Scissors" written by Augusten Burroughs; published by St. Martin's Press July 10, 2002.

Julianne Moore was previously attached to star.

Released in United States on Video February 6, 2007

Limited Release in United States October 20, 2006

Released in United States Fall October 20, 2006

Expanded Release in United States October 27, 2006