The Bucket List


1h 37m 2007

Brief Synopsis

A long time ago, Carter Chambers' philosophy professor suggested that his students compose a "bucket list," a collection of all the things they wanted to do, see and experience in life before they kicked the bucket. But while Carter was trying to define his private dreams and plans, reality intruded. Marriage, children, myriad responsibilities and, ultimately, a 46-year job as an auto mechanic turned his concept of a bucket list into little more than a bittersweet memory of lost opportunities and a mental exercise he occasionally thought about to pass the time. Meanwhile, corporate billionaire Edward Cole never saw a list without a bottom line. He was always too busy making money and building an empire to think about what his deeper needs might be beyond the next big acquisition or cup of gourmet coffee. Then life delivered an urgent and unexpected wake-up call to both of them. Carter and Edward found themselves sharing a hospital room with plenty of time to think about what might happen next--and about how much of that was in their hands. For all their apparent differences, they discovered they had two very important things in common: an unrealized need to come to terms with who they were and the choices they'd made, and a pressing desire to spend the time they had left doing everything they ever wanted to do. So, against doctor's orders and all good sense, these two virtual strangers check themselves out of the hospital and hit the road together for the adventure of a lifetime--from the Taj Mahal to the Serengeti, the finest restaurants to the seediest tattoo parlors, the cockpit of vintage race cars to the open door of a prop plane--with just a sheet of paper and their passion for life to guide them. Adding and crossing items off their list while taking in the grandeur and beauty of the world, they grapple with the difficult questions and the even more difficult answers that plague all of us. And, without even realizing it, become true friends.

Film Details

Also Known As
Bucket List
MPAA Rating
Genre
Comedy
Drama
Adventure
Release Date
2007
Production Company
Mike Mesirow
Distribution Company
WARNER BROS. PICTURES DISTRIBUTION (WBPD); Warner Bros. Pictures Distribution
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 37m

Synopsis

A long time ago, Carter Chambers' philosophy professor suggested that his students compose a "bucket list," a collection of all the things they wanted to do, see and experience in life before they kicked the bucket. But while Carter was trying to define his private dreams and plans, reality intruded. Marriage, children, myriad responsibilities and, ultimately, a 46-year job as an auto mechanic turned his concept of a bucket list into little more than a bittersweet memory of lost opportunities and a mental exercise he occasionally thought about to pass the time. Meanwhile, corporate billionaire Edward Cole never saw a list without a bottom line. He was always too busy making money and building an empire to think about what his deeper needs might be beyond the next big acquisition or cup of gourmet coffee. Then life delivered an urgent and unexpected wake-up call to both of them. Carter and Edward found themselves sharing a hospital room with plenty of time to think about what might happen next--and about how much of that was in their hands. For all their apparent differences, they discovered they had two very important things in common: an unrealized need to come to terms with who they were and the choices they'd made, and a pressing desire to spend the time they had left doing everything they ever wanted to do. So, against doctor's orders and all good sense, these two virtual strangers check themselves out of the hospital and hit the road together for the adventure of a lifetime--from the Taj Mahal to the Serengeti, the finest restaurants to the seediest tattoo parlors, the cockpit of vintage race cars to the open door of a prop plane--with just a sheet of paper and their passion for life to guide them. Adding and crossing items off their list while taking in the grandeur and beauty of the world, they grapple with the difficult questions and the even more difficult answers that plague all of us. And, without even realizing it, become true friends.

Crew

Deena Adair

Hair Stylist

Robert Althoff

Video Playback

Cindy Anderson

Assistant Production Accountant

Gregory Anderson

Visual Effects

Pete Anthony

Music Conductor

Isaac Ardolino

Assistant Location Manager

Laura Harris Atkinson

Dialogue Editor

Jeff Atmajian

Original Music

Anne Aulenta

Hair Stylist

Zahida Bacchus

Visual Effects Producer

Chet Badalato

Assistant

Dean Bailey

Stunt Player

Dana Baker

Best Boy Grip

Sidney R. Baldwin

Photography

Melanie Banders

Loader

Laine Bateman

Assistant

Bostic Beard

Assistant

Frank Beard

Song

Ron Bedrosian

Adr Mixer

Lon Bender

Adr Supervisor

Todd Bennett

Plasterer

Howard Berger

Wardrobe

Kevin Berlandi

Assistant

Monique Berrenson

Assistant Location Manager

Tim Boggs

Adr Editor

Chris Botti

Music

Bryan Bowen

Sound Editor

Bill Brezeski

Production Designer

Lisa Broffman

Technical Advisor

Jophery Brown

Stunt Player

Nacio Herb Brown

Song

Jeremy Burns

Digital Effects Artist

Christopher Bustard

Extras Agent/Coordinator

John Cannon

Assistant Sound Editor

Frank Capra

Coproducer

Frank Capra

Assistant Director

Jennifer Carno

Assistant

Laurence Castello

Painter

Rob Caster

Stunt Player

Jamie Castro

Casting Assistant

Dave Christensen

Chief Lighting Technician

Pat Conatser

Stunt Player

Casey Conroy

Visual Effects

Jennifer Corey

Production Coordinator

Luigi Creatore

Song

Randy Culberhouse

Props

Alex Daniels

Stunt Coordinator

Bryan Davis

Production Secretary

Tom Derose

Chief Lighting Technician

Robert Deschane

Adr Mixer

Perry Dodgson

Boom Operator

Sierra D Donley

Assistant

Frank Dorowsky

Rigging Gaffer

Doug Durose

Assistant Property Master

Syd Dutton

Visual Effects

Robert Eber

Sound Mixer

Steve Eddy

Production Coordinator

Fred Einesman

Technical Advisor

John Elliott

Construction Coordinator

Janette Evans

Assistant Production Accountant

Alyssa Feener

Assistant

Brian Feola

Props

Scott R. Fisher

Special Effects Technician

Marc Fishman

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Collin Fowler

Visual Effects

Ian Fox

Camera Operator

Donald L. Frazee

Special Effects Coordinator

Arthur Freed

Song

Michael Germain

Makeup

Nerses Gezalyan

Foley Mixer

Billy F Gibbons

Song

Tanner Gill

Stunt Player

Robert J Goldstein

Location Manager

Ilana M Gordon

Art Department Coordinator

Robert Greenfield

Set Decorator

Robert Greenfield Iii

On-Set Dresser

Scott Gregory

Colorist

Alan Greisman

Producer

Glynna Grimala

Foley

Tom Hanada

Assistant

Rick Harris

Rigging Grip

Greg Hayes

Music Engineer

Mo Henry

Negative Cutter

William Higgins

Visual Effects

Dusty Hill

Song

Janet Hirshenson

Casting

Mark Hochman

Video Playback

Demetricus Holloway

Costumer

Wade Hubbard

Song

Wade Hubbard

Song Performer

Henry Humphreys

Medic

Jared Iacino

Assistant

Deideric Irving

Medic

Brinton Jaecks

Visual Effects

Jane Jenkins

Casting

Rachel Jensen

Assistant

Martha Johnston

Assistant Art Director

Floyd Jones

Song

Pam Jones

Assistant

Steve Kelso

Stunt Player

Sandy Kenyon

Costume Supervisor

Hubie Kerns Jr.

Stunt Player

Dan Kerr

Audio

Alice S. Kim

Assistant

Travis Knox

Executive Producer

Thom Lairson

Camera Assistant

Tony Lamberti

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Marie Larkin

Hair Stylist

Eric Layne

Production Accountant

Doug Legacy

Song Performer

Robert Leighton

Editor

Gayle Levant

Music

Scott Lingard

Special Effects Foreman

Molly Maginnis

Costume Designer

David Majors

Stunt Player

Fumi Mashimo

Visual Effects

John Mayer

Song Performer

John Mayer

Song

John Mayer

Music Producer

Sally Mccardle

Key Costumer

Eugene Mccarthy

Property Master

Ryan T Mcdowell

Prosthetics

Kelvin Mcilwain

Visual Effects

Kerry Lyn Mckissick

Script Supervisor

Mark Mcsorley

Assistant

Michael Medina

Foreman

Neil Meron

Producer

Mike Mertens

Color Timer

Mike Mesirow

Cable Operator

Barbara Mesney

Set Designer

Danny Miller

Assistant Editor

Marguerite Monnot

Song

Stephen Moore

Assistant Director

Mark Moretti

Storyboard Artist

James Moriana

Foley Artist

Richard Mosier

Camera Assistant

Joseph Moustaki

Song

Matthew W. Mungle

Prosthetic Makeup

John Myers

Visual Effects

Charlie Nadler

Assistant

Stephen Nakamura

Colorist

Lori J Nelson

Visual Effects Producer

Cindy Nevins

Accountant

Susan Novick

Post-Production Supervisor

Craig O'brien

Stunt Player

Valli O'reilly

Makeup

Mark Ormandy

Audio

Jay Pelissier

Art Director

Kim Pepe

Visual Effects

Hugo Peretti

Song

Dawn Perlin

Assistant

Jim Petti

Transportation Co-Captain

Bryan Pezzone

Music

Edith Piaf

Song Performer

Edith Piaf

Song

Jason Piccioni

Visual Effects

Brett Pierce

Music Editor

Brett Pierce

Music Engineer

Quentin A. Pierre

Assistant

Austin Priester

Stunt Player

Lois Radcliff

Craft Service

Willie Radcliff

Craft Service

Brad Rea

Dolly Grip

Rob Reiner

Producer

Brian Relyea

Assistant Director

Deborah Ricketts

Stock Footage

Josh Roden

Visual Effects

James S Rollins

Special Effects Technician

Jonathan A Rosenfeld

Transportation Coordinator

Peter Rotter

Original Music

Lee Runnels

Greensman

Dominic Sandfrey

Foreman

David Schmalz

Video Assist/Playback

Rocky Schmidt

Technical Advisor

Matthew Schoenbaum

Assistant

John Schwartzman

Director Of Photography

Ann Scibelli

Sound Editor

Bob Scifo

Visual Effects

Christine Scott

Assistant

Rick Seaman

Stunt Player

Marc Shaiman

Original Music

Marc Shaiman

Music

Marc Shaiman

Music Producer

Todd Shoebotham

Stunt Player

David Siegel

Unit Production Manager

Buddy Sosthand

Stunt Player

Jerry Spivack

Visual Effects

Scott Stambler

Music Editor

Gene Starzenski

Medic

Greg Steele

Adr Mixer

Jeff Stott

Executive Producer

Jeff Stott

Unit Production Manager

John C. Stuver

Dialogue Editor

Catherine Sudolcan

Visual Effects

Galadriel Thompson

Researcher

Jeni Thornell

Extras Agent/Coordinator

James E Tocci

Set Designer

Les T Tomita

Key Grip

Michael T Travers

Best Boy Grip

Deborah Travis

Costumer

Film Details

Also Known As
Bucket List
MPAA Rating
Genre
Comedy
Drama
Adventure
Release Date
2007
Production Company
Mike Mesirow
Distribution Company
WARNER BROS. PICTURES DISTRIBUTION (WBPD); Warner Bros. Pictures Distribution
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 37m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Expanded Release in United States January 11, 2008

Released in United States on Video June 10, 2008

Expanded Release in United States January 11, 2008

Released in United States on Video June 10, 2008

Released in United States Winter December 25, 2007

Released in United States Winter December 25, 2007

Project was included on the 2006 Black List.

Project was included on the 2005 Black List.