The Savages


1h 53m 2007

Brief Synopsis

The last thing the two Savage siblings ever wanted to do was look back at their difficult family history. Having wriggled their way out from beneath their father's domineering thumb, they are now firmly cocooned in their own complicated lives. Wendy is a struggling East Village playwright, AKA a tem

Film Details

Also Known As
Familjen Savage, Savages, famille Savage
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2007
Distribution Company
Fox Searchlight Pictures
Location
Sun City, Arizona, USA; New York City, New York, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 53m

Synopsis

The last thing the two Savage siblings ever wanted to do was look back at their difficult family history. Having wriggled their way out from beneath their father's domineering thumb, they are now firmly cocooned in their own complicated lives. Wendy is a struggling East Village playwright, AKA a temp who spends her days applying for grants, stealing office supplies and dating her very married neighbor. Jon is a neurotic college professor writing books on obscure subjects in Buffalo. Then comes the call that informs them that the father they have long feared and avoided, Lenny Savage, is slowly being consumed by dementia and they are the only ones that can help. Now, as they put their already arrested lives on hold, Wendy and Jon are forced to live together under one roof for the first time since childhood, rediscovering the eccentricities that drove each other crazy. Faced with complete upheaval and battling over how to handle their father's final days, they are confronted with what adulthood, family and, most surprisingly, each other are really about.

Crew

Kit Abate

Casting

Nicole Abellera

Casting Associate

Nick Adrian

Production Assistant

Peter Agliata

Camera Operator

Nick Allen

Steadicam Operator

Steve Alterman

Looping Coordinator

Lisa Arbuckle

Apprentice

Tony Arnaud

Grip

William Arnot

Steadicam Operator

Mike Aufiero

Electrician

Stuart Auld

Scenic Artist

Stefanie Azpiazu

Assistant

Randall Balsmeyer

Titles

Patrick Barile

Craft Service

James Bastian

Wardrobe

James Bastian

Electrician

Edward Battista

Driver

Daniel Beaman

Dolly Grip

Nicholas R Bell

Assistant Director

Giacomo Belletti

Camera

Irving Berlin

Song

Martin Bernstein

Construction Coordinator

Jyota Bertrang

Set Production Assistant

Kara Blanchard

Assistant

Hal Blankenship

Song

Hal Blankenship

Song Performer

Franziska Blatner

Post-Production

Josh Bluth

Office Production Assistant

Joseph Bonn

Music Editor

Kathryn Botkin

Set Production Assistant

Glenn Bowen

Grip

Bertolt Brecht

Song

Claudia Breckenridge

Hair Assistant

Anthony Bregman

Executive Producer

Joanna Brett

Assistant Costume Designer

J. C. Brotherhood

Special Effects Coordinator

Ryan Bua

Craft Service

David Bull

Best Boy Electric

Joe Bunce

Grip

Jim Burke

Executive Producer

Sam Burrell

Grip

Jeff Butcher

Property Master

Adam Butera

Wardrobe Assistant

Matt Callahan

Set Decorator

Anne Carey

Producer

Ian Carmody

Loader

Jennifer Carnival

Wardrobe

Eric Carpenter

Production Assistant

Chris Carroll

Assistant Director

Paul Castiglione

Driver

Mike Castillo

Digital Effects

Steve Caterelli

On-Set Dresser

Anthony Cauchy

Production

Ben Cheah

Supervising Sound Editor

Ben Cheah

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Ariel Chudzikiewicz

Art Department

Daniel Ciampa

Scenic Artist

Jeff Clark

Electrician

Tim Clarke

Liaison

Diana Cleland

Assistant Camera

Peter Clores

Transportation Captain

Justine Cogan

Assistant

David Cole

Color Timer

Jay Coolidge

Grip

J. John Corbett

Titles

Marko Costanzo

Foley Artist

Divine Cox

Grip

Donnie Creighton

Digital Effects

Angela Cutrone

Set Production Assistant

Joseph Czerw

Electrician

Bobby Darin

Song

Ray Davies

Song

Alison Davis

Assistant Production Coordinator

Robert W Davis

Location Manager

Loretta James Demasi

Makeup Assistant

Olenka Denysenko

Props Assistant

Ryan James Detzel

Production Assistant

Stephanie Dichiara

Post-Production

Morgan Donaho

Casting Assistant

Lori Keith Douglas

Coproducer

Meredith M Driscoll

Key Costumer

Jim Dunbar

Music Coordinator

Bart Durkin

Electrician

Leighton Edmondson

Best Boy Electric

Valance Eisleben

Film Lab

Matthew Engler

Post-Production

Karen E. Etcoff

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Roy Farfel

Stunts

Kimberly Feinman

Assistant Location Manager

Patricia Feliciano

Assistant Engineer

Mark Fellman

Photography

Laura Felschow

Production Assistant

Robert Fernandez

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Jonathan Ferrantelli

Post-Production Supervisor

John Finn

Post-Production Accountant

David Flanigan

Camera Assistant

David Flanigan

Assistant Camera

Louise Ford

Post-Production

Michael Frederickson

Grip

Rich Fuentes

On-Set Dresser

Tom Gaito

Set Production Assistant

Andrew Gallagher

Location Assistant

Kley Gilbuena

Props Assistant

Fiorella Glave

Post-Production

Amelia Golden

Post-Production

Andrew Goodney

Software Engineer

Amanda Goodpaster

Music Editor

Mack Gordon

Song

Jill Graves

Wardrobe Supervisor

Dennis Green

Camera

Orit Greenberg

Location Assistant

Rudolphe Gromis

Song

Heather Gross

Sound Effects Editor

Jamie Gross

Post-Production

Mitchell Gutman

Apprentice

Travis Holt Hamilton

Grip

Denton Hanna

Location Manager

Shannon Harrington

Hair Stylist

Dave Harter

Production Assistant

Ned Harvey

Post-Production

Greg Hayes

Score Recording

Jason P Hayes

Hair Stylist

Pete Hayes

Post-Production Accountant

Mariana Hellmund

Script Supervisor

Ryan Helsley

Digital Effects

Dan Hersey

Assistant Camera

Scott Hess

Grip

Faith Hibbs-clark

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Wendy Hoffmann

Looping Coordinator

Julie Holman

Apprentice

Ted Hope

Producer

Andrea Horta

Adr Supervisor

Angela How

Set Production Assistant

Eddy Howard

Song Performer

Connie Hoy

Office Assistant

Richard Hubka

Driver

Nikki Hung

Production

Mott Hupfel

Dp/Cinematographer

Mott Hupfel

Director Of Photography

Damon Intrabartolo

Original Music

Chanel Jackson

Accountant

Joan Jaffe

Song

Joan Jaffe

Song Performer

Doug Jaqua

Color

Tamara Jenkins

Screenplay

Bob Johnson

Driver

Ken Johnson

Driver

Brian A Kates

Editor

Gerard Kawczynski

Assistant Camera

Casandra Keating

Makeup Assistant

Jim Kelly

Driver

Kevin Kilcher

Loader

Mike King

Location Manager

Paul Koronkiewicz

Boom Operator

Eric Koski

Electrician

Kim Krafsky

Animal Trainer

Sam Kretchmar

Post-Production

Zachary Kuchniki

Production

Nina Kuhn

Electrician

Jill Landrith

Apprentice

George Lara

Foley Artist

Suttirat Larlarb

Art Director

Alan Lawson

Charge Scenic Painter

Peggy Lee

Song Performer

Jim Lembo

Driver

Lotte Lenya

Song Performer

Nili Lerner

Scenic Artist

Herb Liberz

Driver

Michael Lizzio

Office Production Assistant

Frank Loesser

Song

Jimmy Macmillan

Key Grip

Gerard Maggio

Driver

Steven Mann

Stunts

Dick Manning

Song

Richard J Marino

Driver

David Mcallister

Best Boy Grip

Eric Mcallister

Assistant Sound Editor

Steve Mcauliff

Animal Trainer

Jeanne Mccarthy

Casting Director

June Mccarthy-dimming

Production Assistant

Maggie Mcfarland

Costumer

Robert Mckay

Electrician

Jan Mclaughlin

Sound

Bruce Mcnally

Scenic Artist

Brian Mcnulty

Production Consultant

Gracie Mendelsohn

Clearance Coordinator

Johnny Mercer

Song

Vanessa Merrill

Art Department Coordinator

Mark Mikutowicz

Assistant

Keith Mosca

Props

Ali Muney

Assistant Editor

Mike Murphy

Special Effects Assistant

Anna Musso

Assistant

Josef Myrow

Song

Geoff Nangle

Electrician

Iris Ng

Electrician

Jessica Nissen

Scenic Artist

Jesse Nye

Assistant Director

Mike O'brien

Driver

Tim O'heir

Music Scoring Mixer

Film Details

Also Known As
Familjen Savage, Savages, famille Savage
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2007
Distribution Company
Fox Searchlight Pictures
Location
Sun City, Arizona, USA; New York City, New York, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 53m

Award Nominations

Best Actress

2007
Laura Linney

Best Original Screenplay

2007

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of the 2007 award for Best Original Screenplay by the San Francisco Film Critics Circle (SFFCC).

Winner of the 2007 award for Best Screenplay by the Los Angeles Film Critics Association (LAFCA).

Winner of the 2007 award for Best Screenplay by the National Society of Film Critics (NSFC).

Released in United States Fall November 28, 2007

Released in United States on Video April 22, 2008

Released in United States 2007

Released in United States January 2007

Released in United States October 2007

Released in United States November 2007

Shown at London Film Festival (Film on the Square) October 17-November 1, 2007.

Shown at Vancouver International Film Festival (Cinema of Our Time) September 27-October 12, 2007.

Shown at Hamptons International Film Festival (Spotlight) October 17-21, 2007.

Released in United States Fall November 28, 2007

Released in United States on Video April 22, 2008

Released in United States 2007 (Shown at London Film Festival (Film on the Square) October 17-November 1, 2007.)

Released in United States 2007 (Shown at Vancouver International Film Festival (Cinema of Our Time) September 27-October 12, 2007.)

Released in United States January 2007 (Shown at Sundance Film Festival (Premiere) January 18-28, 2007.)

Released in United States October 2007 (Shown at Hamptons International Film Festival (Spotlight) October 17-21, 2007.)

Released in United States November 2007 (Shown at AFI/Los Angeles International Film Festival (Special Screenings) November 1-11, 2007.)

Voted one of the 10 best films of 2007 by the American Film Institute (AFI).