Diminished Capacity


1h 32m 2008

Brief Synopsis

Chicago newspaper editor Cooper suffers a debilitating concussion that takes him from the political pages to comic strip detail. Looking for answers, he travels home to rural Missouri where his aging Uncle Rollie is on the verge of losing his home and has memory problems of his own--what doctors cal

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
2008
Production Company
Edgeworx; Empire (Romania); Myriad Pictures; Plum Pictures
Distribution Company
IFC Films; IFC Films; Paramount Pictures International (PPI)
Location
Chicago, Illinois, USA; New York, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 32m

Synopsis

Chicago newspaper editor Cooper suffers a debilitating concussion that takes him from the political pages to comic strip detail. Looking for answers, he travels home to rural Missouri where his aging Uncle Rollie is on the verge of losing his home and has memory problems of his own--what doctors call a case of "diminished capacity." When Rollie throws a valuable Chicago Cubs baseball card into the mix, these two men, along with Cooper's high school sweetheart, Charlotte, head to a memorabilia expo to make the deal of a century. As the two muddled men--"slow and slower"--dive headfirst into a snake pit of slick salesmen, including a crooked dealer and a rabid fan, they explore the world of commercialized nostalgia and the value of their own memories.

Crew

John Allen

Executive Producer

Carina Alves

Associate Producer

Bert Anderson

Hair Stylist

John Bair

Visual Effects

Cesar Baptista

Grip

Jason Barnes

Assistant Editor

Bill Benenson

Executive Producer

Peter Biagi

Director Of Photography

Anthony Brandonisio

Post-Production Assistant

David Briggs

Supervising Sound Editor

Doug Brown

Associate Producer

Jeff Brown

Location Manager

Jeffrey Brown

Location Manager

Rob Burger

Original Score

Kymbra Callaghan

Makeup

Vanja Cernjul

Director Of Photography

Jessica Chaney

Wardrobe Supervisor

Matt Clark

Director Of Photography

Matthew Clark

Director Of Photography

Seth Copans

Script Supervisor

Daniel R Davis

Production Designer

Paul George Divone

Construction Coordinator

Jeff Dutemple

Director Of Photography

Maggie Engelhardt

Production Supervisor

Tim Evans

Producer

Ed Gersh

Coproducer

Hollise Gersh

Coproducer

John Gilroy

Coproducer

Eric Goldman

Executive Producer

Lewis Goldstein

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Lewis Goldstein

Supervising Sound Editor

Joy Goodwin

Coproducer

Marilyn G Haft

Coproducer

Scott Hanson

Executive Producer

Edward Hart

Executive Producer

Dallas Hartnett

Hair

Pamela Hirsch

Executive Producer

Sarah J Holden

Costume Designer

Carrie Holt Delama

Unit Production Manager

Sherwood Kiraly

Source Material

Sherwood Kiraly

Screenplay

Sherwood Kiraly

Coproducer

Samantha Kreitzer

Production Coordinator

Sophia Lin

Line Producer

Sophia Lin

Unit Production Manager

Ludovic Littee

Camera Operator

Marco Londoner

Assistant Director

Bruce Lunsford

Executive Producer

Cherish Magennis

Set Decorator

Riva Marker

Associate Producer

Riva Marker

Post-Production Supervisor

Tracy Mcknight

Music Supervisor

Janet Melk

Associate Producer

Angela Mirabella

Costumer

Matt Munn

Art Director

Galt Niederhoffer

Producer

Zsofia Otvos

Makeup

Jose Pavon

Property Master

Brendan Quinlan

Key Grip

Celine Rattray

Producer

Katrin Redfern

Associate Producer

Christopher Rejano

Gaffer

Griffin Richardson

Sound Mixer

Reagan Silter

Executive Producer

Manny Siverio

Stunt Coordinator

Jason Stant

Production Accountant

Tim Streeto

Editor

Bob Stuart

Stunt Coordinator

Bartek Swiatek

Sound Mixer

Daniela Taplin Lundberg

Producer

Joel Tischoff

Gaffer

Alfonso Trinidad

Assistant Director

Peter Vietro-hannum

Steadicam Operator

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
2008
Production Company
Edgeworx; Empire (Romania); Myriad Pictures; Plum Pictures
Distribution Company
IFC Films; IFC Films; Paramount Pictures International (PPI)
Location
Chicago, Illinois, USA; New York, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 32m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Limited Release in United States July 4, 2008

Released in United States Summer July 4, 2008

Released in United States January 2008

Based on the novel "Diminished Capacity" by Sherwood Kiraly; published by Berkley May 1, 1997.

Limited Release in United States July 4, 2008 (NY)

Released in United States Summer July 4, 2008

Released in United States January 2008 (Shown at the Sundance Film Festival (Premieres) January 17-27, 2008.)