Chaos Theory


1h 28m 2008

Brief Synopsis

Frank Allen, celebrated author of the bestseller The Five Minute Efficiency Trainer, has perfected the art of living via a foolproof system of timetables and index cards. In fact, his daily "to do" lists are legendary. A man known for playing it safe, Frank doesn't believe in spontaneity. Every choi

Film Details

Also Known As
théorie du chaos
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2008
Production Company
Castle Rock Entertainment; Frederic Golchan Productions; Inferno Entertainment; Inferno Entertainment; Pacific Title & Art Studio; Technicolor Digital Intermediates
Distribution Company
WARNER BROS. PICTURES DISTRIBUTION (WBPD); Gulf Film, Llc; Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group; Warner Bros. Pictures Distribution
Location
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 28m

Synopsis

Frank Allen, celebrated author of the bestseller The Five Minute Efficiency Trainer, has perfected the art of living via a foolproof system of timetables and index cards. In fact, his daily "to do" lists are legendary. A man known for playing it safe, Frank doesn't believe in spontaneity. Every choice he makes is deliberately designed to contribute to a well-ordered, predictable life. But life, as he soon learns, never adheres to a strict schedule. Frank's wife, Susan, and seven-year-old daughter, Jesse, find his obsession charming in small doses, but as a steady diet it can be very frustrating. One morning, Susan attempts to loosen her husband's scheduling stranglehold by adding ten minutes to his day. But, by setting the clock backward instead of forward, she inadvertently unleashes a series of mishaps that turn his meticulously ordered life upside down. A belligerent ferryman, a ruthless seductress, a reluctant mother-to-be and the secret amor of his best friend, Buddy, combine to send his life into complete chaos. As his life unravels in several directions simultaneously, however, a stunning family revelation forces Frank to look fate squarely in the eye. Shaken to his core, he starts living entirely "in the moment," allowing him to defy the conventions that have heretofore defined him. Those carefully coordinated index cards that had once kept his life in perfect order now become a deck of chance as Frank scribbles spontaneous ideas on random cards, shuffles, chooses and follows the luck of the draw--with unexpected results. Frank is about to discover that not even an efficiency expert armed with timetables and index cards can change the serendipitous nature of family and friendship, love and forgiveness.

Crew

Christopher Aud

Supervising Sound Editor

Micheal Bahta

Assistant

James Bamford

Stunts

Monty Bannister

Location Manager

Chris Banting

Dolly Grip

Paul Barry

Assistant Director

Jeronimo Beccar

Assistant

Gilad Benamram

Music

Steve Bissinger

Sound Effects Editor

Jackie Bissley

Publicity

Randall James Bol

Post-Production Coordinator

Magalie Boulerice

Assistant Camera

Andrea Brown

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Errol Brown

Song

Stephanie Brown

Assistant Sound Editor

Alex Burdett

Special Effects Supervisor

Paul Burger

Assistant Director

Simon Burnett

Stunts

Mandy Butler

Production Accountant

Angelina Cameron

Hair Stylist

Greg Cannom

Makeup Effects

Mike Canterbury

Digital Effects

Clint Carleton

Stunts

Bryan Carrigan

Music Scoring Mixer

Zarah Chun

Craft Service

Sandy Cochrane

Production Designer

Justine Cogan

Assistant

Jason M Collier

Assistant Location Manager

Greg A Coombs

Greensman

Jeffrey Cranford

Assistant Sound Editor

Ray Davies

Song

Chris De La Guardia

Color Timer

Bob Dennett

Transportation Coordinator

Jitka Dermiskova

Assistant

Alex Dezen

Song

Alex Dezen

Song Performer

Stan Edmonds

Makeup

Dave Edmondson

Assistant

Nicholas Erasmus

Editor

David Fein

Foley Artist

Judith Feller

Costumer

Kenny Fewell

Assistant Sound Editor

Sean Finnan

Assistant

Marc Fishman

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Katie Forss

Assistant Production Accountant

Bill Forster

Foreman

Alison Fraser

Assistant Costume Designer

Alison Fraser

Assistant Costume Designer

Elise Gaylie

Assistant

Mark Gill

Studio Executive

Cliff Gladden

Best Boy Grip

Liz Glotzer

Production Executive

Frederic Golchan

Producer

Sean Goojha

Art Director

Rachel Graham

Tutor

Frank Haddad

Greensman

Rosemarie Harrison

Hair Stylist

Craig Henderson

Construction Coordinator

Mo Henry

Negative Cutter

John Hirota

Digital Effects

Peter Hobbs

Song

Trevor Holbrook

Camera Operator

Dave Hospes

Stunts

Michelle Hunter

Costume Supervisor

David Jobe

Foley Mixer

Anna Josenhans

Assistant Editor

Dave Joshi

Video

Gene Keigher

Key Rigging Grip

Barbara Kelly

Unit Production Manager

Barbara Kelly

Coproducer

Dave Kennedy

Transportation Captain

Tim Kennedy

Visual Effects Producer

Brad Kita

Sound Department

Karin Korchinski

Assistant Production Coordinator

Jon Kralt

Stunt Coordinator

James Kusan

Sound Mixer

Dan Kuzmenko

Assistant Location Manager

Tony Lamberti

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Peter Lando

Set Decorator

Tom Lloyd

Greensman

Garth Longmore

Assistant Camera

Brad Loree

Stunts

Jeff Lynne

Song

Malcolm Maclean

Scenic Artist

Michael Magill

Dialogue Editor

George Majoros

Camera Assistant

Mark L. Mangino

Dialogue Editor

Luisa Dal Margo

Costumer

Alan Markfield

Photography

Bliss Mcdonald

Production Coordinator

Colin Meacham

On-Set Dresser

Michael W. Mitchell

Sound Effects Editor

Saubrie Mohamed

Chief Lighting Technician

Tish Monaghan

Costume Designer

Rick Montgomery

Casting

Claudia Morgado

Script Supervisor

Chris Munyon

Adr Mixer

Philip Nee Nee

Assistant Director

Julia Neville

Production Manager

Ramsey Nickell

Director Of Photography

Mark Noda

Boom Operator

Thomas J. O'connell

Adr Mixer

Lindsay Oleksiuk

Assistant Production Coordinator

Jonathan Owens

Song

Diane Panozzo

Assistant

Kearie Peak

Associate Producer

John Persichetti

Colorist

Christy Peterson

Assistant

Misha Piatigorsky

Original Music

Kate Pierpoint

Dialect Coach

Paula Plachy

Key Costumer

Margaret Prentice

Makeup Effects

Jamey Pryde

Post-Production Supervisor

Jason Rashke

Best Boy Grip

Margot Ellen Ready

Art Director

Jody Ryan

Assistant Director

Morgan Schechter

Assistant

Walter Schreifels

Song

Amber Zoe Sessions

Assistant

Martin Shafer

Production Executive

Bryce Shaw

Best Boy Grip

Brian Sipe

Makeup Effects

Alex Skrepnik

Assistant

Wendy Snowdon

Makeup

Cam Staples

Assistant

Chadwick Struck

Casting Assistant

Melissa R. Stubbs

Stunts

Grant Swain

Property Master

Nevin Swain

Assistant Property Master

Steve Tagliere

Song

Daniel Taplitz

Screenplay

Adam Tayler

Special Effects

Owen K Taylor

Chief Lighting Technician

Bill Tennant

Rigging Gaffer

Anthony M. Thorpe

Best Boy Grip

Keith Vanderlaan

Makeup Effects

Clay Virtue

Stunts

John Westerlaken

Key Grip

Erica Westheimer

Producer

Fred Westheimer

Executive Producer

Sherry Whitfield

Music Editor

Film Details

Also Known As
théorie du chaos
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2008
Production Company
Castle Rock Entertainment; Frederic Golchan Productions; Inferno Entertainment; Inferno Entertainment; Pacific Title & Art Studio; Technicolor Digital Intermediates
Distribution Company
WARNER BROS. PICTURES DISTRIBUTION (WBPD); Gulf Film, Llc; Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group; Warner Bros. Pictures Distribution
Location
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 28m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Limited Release in United States April 11, 2008

Released in United States August 2008

Released in United States on Video June 17, 2008

Released in United States September 2008

Released in United States Spring April 11, 2008

Shown at Deauville Festival of American Cinema (Premiere) September 5-14, 2008.

Shown at Locarno International Film Festival (Piazza Grande) August 6-16, 2008.

Warner Independent was the film's previous distributor.

Limited Release in United States April 11, 2008

Released in United States Spring April 11, 2008

Released in United States on Video June 17, 2008

Released in United States August 2008 (Shown at Locarno International Film Festival (Piazza Grande) August 6-16, 2008.)

Released in United States September 2008 (Shown at Deauville Festival of American Cinema (Premiere) September 5-14, 2008.)