Boxing Helena


1h 47m 1993

Brief Synopsis

A psycho-thriller about a successful doctor and his obsessive love for one woman, which leads him to do the unimaginable: kidnap her after an accident and amputate her limbs.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Drama
Erotic
Thriller
Release Date
1993
Production Company
Albert G Ruben Insurance Services Inc; American Humane Association; Atlanta Police Department; Axium International; Cinefilm Laboratory, Inc.; Completion Bond Company Inc; Danetracks Inc; Fantasy Ii Film Effects Inc; Georgia Film, Video & Music Office; Imperial Bank Entertainment; L.A. Maddogs; Location Catering Of The South Inc; Main Line Pictures; Republic Pictures Productions; Skywalker Sound; Victor Duncan Inc; Wyman & Isaacs
Distribution Company
Orion Classics; Entertainment Film Distributors, Ltd.; Orion Classics; Orion Home Video
Location
Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Buckhead, Georgia, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 47m

Synopsis

A psycho-thriller about a successful doctor and his obsessive love for one woman, which leads him to do the unimaginable: kidnap her after an accident and amputate her limbs.

Crew

Danelle Adami

Other

Peter Afterman

Music Supervisor

John Allen

Driver

John Allen

Driver

Brenda Armstrong

Caterer

Johann Sebastian Bach

Music Composer ("Brandenburg Concertos #3")

Denise Bailie

2nd Assistant Camera

Charlotte Barfield

Costumer

Eric Baron

Boom Operator

Tom Barrett

Bestboy Grip

David Bascombe

Song Producer ("Woman In Chains")

Linda Kay Beckstemn

Set Dresser

Norm Beilowicz

Thanks

Stephen J Benben

Song Engineer; Song Mixer ("I Can'T Make You Love Me")

Dick Bernstein

Music Editor

Mwitu Bezout

Location Assistant

Elliot Blake

Production Assistant

Martin J Bram

Dialogue Editor

Peter Brancaccio

Assistant Sound Editor

Sharon Braunstein

Set Decorator

G W Brown

Adr Supervisor

Marcei A Brubaker

2nd Assistant Director

John Brunnick

Other

Dave Bryden

Color Timer

Mark Burg

Thanks

Betty Burkhart

Assistant Sound Editor

Frank Byers

Director Of Photography

Frank Byers

Dp/Cinematographer

Brigitte Caland

Associate Producer

Philippe Caland

Producer

Philippe Caland

From Story

Philippe Caland

Story By

Cab Calloway

Song Performer ("You'Re Nobody 'Til Somebody Loves You")

Cliff Calvert

Thanks

Corrina Campbell

Production Assistant

Cynthia Campos-greenberg

Thanks

Bayard Carey

Sound Mixer

Ferne Cassel

Casting

James Cavanaugh

Song ("You'Re Nobody 'Til Somebody Loves You")

Patsy Chaney

Wardrobe Supervisor

Aaron Chepenik

Other

Scott Cochran

Song Engineer ("The Fountain Song")

Dennis Collis

Driver

Candida Conery

Hair Stylist

John Courtney

Construction Foreman

Tom Cranham

Illustrator (La Art Department)

Stephen Crowley

Electrician

Shelby Daniel

Female Vocalist

Dawn Darfus

Production Accountant

Dane A. Davis

Supervising Sound Editor

Robert Deschane

Adr Mixer

Stu Dodge

Driver

Mary Kate Edmonstone

Other

Eddie Evans

Key Grip

David Fairstein

Song ("Sadness")

Rex Farmer

Swing Gang

Steven Fierberg

Additional Photography

David Finfer

Editor

David Finfer

Post-Production Coordinator

Richard B L Fleming

Post-Production Accountant

Richard B L Fleming

Other

Mike Fletcher

Driver

Kurt N Forshager

Foley Editor

Ian Forsyth

Electrician

Lynn Foster

Thanks

George Freeman

Thanks

Jeff Funderburk

Electrician

Peter Gamba

Epk Director

John Gaughan

Other

Damon George

Post-Production Accountant

Donald Gilmer

Carpenter

Jillian Glass

Additional Hair

Katherine Goodman

Thanks

Tommy Goodwin

Foley Mixer

Barry Grafton

Assistant Carpenter

Kristin R Green

Post-Production Accountant

F Gregorian

Song ("Sadness")

Brian Gunter

Gaffer

Rhonda Guthrie

2nd Assistant Director

Tom Hammond

Foley Editor

Tom Hammond

Foley Editor

Tom Hansen

Thanks

Mary Lou Harmon

Other

Catherine Harper

Foley Artist

J J Harris

Thanks

J.j. Harris

Thanks

Jamal Henry

Location Manager

Kimberly Smith Holt

Extras & Location Casting (Atlanta Casting)

Chris Horner

Visual Consultant (La Art Department)

Phyllis Housen

Assistant Editor

Marshall Hovies

Driver

Rob Hovis

Driver

Paul Huggins

Art Director

Gail Hunter

Script Supervisor

John Hutman

Visual Consultant (La Art Department)

Eric Jenkins

Additional Editing

James Jensen

1st Assistant Camera

David Jobe

Adr Recordist

Bill Johnson

Helena'S Prosthetics Designer

Robin Johnston

Other

Scott Jolliff

Electrician

Denise Kaczmarczyk

Assistant Production Coordinator

Jill Kaminski

Craft Service

David Kappes

Production Consultant

Kini Kay

Sound Effects Editor

Gary Kelso

Driver

Steven J. Kerlagon

Other

Ossama Khuluki

Foley Artist

Josh King

1st Assistant Director

Syd Klinge

Other

Syd Klinge

Assistant Editor

Lenny Kravitz

Song Performer ("It Ain'T Over Till It'S Over")

Lenny Kravitz

Song; Song Producer

George Lee

Assistant Property Master

Ruth Leitman

Still Photographer

Wendy Levy

Song Performer ("The Fountain Song")

Wendy Levy

Song

Sonya Lunsford

Assistant Accountant

Jennifer Lynch

Screenwriter

Curly M C

Song ("Sadness")

Jay Maloney

Thanks

Carl Mazzocone

Producer

Joseph M Mcculloch

Bestboy Electric

Vanessa Molina

Costumer

R Morgan

Song ("You'Re Nobody 'Til Somebody Loves You")

Travis Morris

Stand-In

John Morrisey

Additional Editing

Charles Moss

Camera Intern

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Music Composer ("Mozart'S Piano Concerto #25")

Robert Nall

Driver

Gunnar Nelson

Song Producer ("I Can'T Make You Love Me")

Tripp Norton

Swing Gang

Roland Orzabal

Song ("Woman In Chains")

Brion Paccassi

Other

Bobbi Page

Female Vocalist

Cindy Parker

Transportation Coordinator

J L Parker

Transportation Captain

J L Parker

Stunt Driver

Janet Parker

Driver

Gene Parseghian

Thanks

Huck Penzell

Main Title Designer

Dennis Peterson

Driver

Ken S Polk

Rerecording Mixer

Nina Port

Makeup Artist

David Pruett

Carpenter

Giacomo Puccini

Music Composer ("O Mio Babbino Caro" "La Boheme" From Quando Men Vo "Nessun Dorma")

Mel Ramsey

Swing Gang

Chris Rawlins

Grip

M Reid

Song ("I Can'T Make You Love Me")

Scott Ressler

1st Assistant Camera

Graeme Revell

Music

Roy Rogers

Driver

Scott N Satterfield

Dolly Grip

James R Schaeffer

Executive Producer

Fannie Schubert

Seamstress

Erich W Schultz

Construction Coordinator (La Art Department)

Laurel Ayn Selko

Associate Producer

A Shamblin

Song ("I Can'T Make You Love Me")

Michele Shapiro

Other

Brian Slack

Ultra Stereo Consultant

Joann Smith

Extras & Location Casting (Atlanta Casting)

Lonnie Smith

Stunt Coordinator

Michael C Smith

Thanks

Mike Smith

Thanks

Meredith Soupios

Additional Makeup

Katherine Speers

Other

Amy Stevens

Production Coordinator

L Stock

Song ("You'Re Nobody 'Til Somebody Loves You")

Ashley Sudge

Dolly Grip

Larry Sugar

Executive Producer

Brian Swardstrom

Thanks

Ken Taber

Construction Coordinator

James Teel

Other

Don Telles

Grip

Robert Thirlwell

Rerecording Mixer

Todd Toon

Sound Effects Editor

Greg Torre

Thanks

Tami Treadwell

Foley Recordist

David Trenkle

Video Playback

Richard F Tschudin

1st Assistant Camera

Mira S. Tweti

Director Of Publicity

Daniel W Victor

Ultra Stereo Consultant

Kimberly Lowe Voight

Dialogue Editor

Kurt Wagner

Thanks

George Walden

Thanks

Mikki Warner

Thanks

Melanie Wester

Props Buyer

Carolyn Wickliffe

Production Assistant

Davidlee Willson

Other

Lisa Wolf

Assistant Sound Editor

Karen Young

On-Set Dresser

Belle L. Zwerdling

Thanks

Film Details

MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Drama
Erotic
Thriller
Release Date
1993
Production Company
Albert G Ruben Insurance Services Inc; American Humane Association; Atlanta Police Department; Axium International; Cinefilm Laboratory, Inc.; Completion Bond Company Inc; Danetracks Inc; Fantasy Ii Film Effects Inc; Georgia Film, Video & Music Office; Imperial Bank Entertainment; L.A. Maddogs; Location Catering Of The South Inc; Main Line Pictures; Republic Pictures Productions; Skywalker Sound; Victor Duncan Inc; Wyman & Isaacs
Distribution Company
Orion Classics; Entertainment Film Distributors, Ltd.; Orion Classics; Orion Home Video
Location
Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Buckhead, Georgia, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 47m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States 1993

Released in United States January 1993

Released in United States on Video February 23, 1994

Released in United States September 1993

Released in United States Summer September 3, 1993

Shown at Toronto Festival of Festivals (First Cinema) September 9-18, 1993.

Shown at Venice Film Festival (Venetian Nights) August 31 - September 11, 1993.

Feature directorial debut for Jennifer Chambers Lynch, the daughter of filmmaker David Lynch.

Began shooting June 9, 1992.

Completed shooting Late July 1992.

Kim Basinger was once attached to the project to co-star but dropped out prior to the start of production. After the film's completion, she was sued by producer Carl Mazzacone and Main Line Pictures for failing to comply with her non-written agreement to be in the film. Main Line won the case and was awarded more than $7 million in damages resulting from Basinger's last minute withdrawal.

Madonna and Ed Harris were once attached to this project.

Released in United States 1993 (Shown at Venice Film Festival (Venetian Nights) August 31 - September 11, 1993.)

Released in United States January 1993 (Shown at Sundance Film Festival (in competition) January 21-31, 1993.)

Released in United States September 1993 (Shown at Toronto Festival of Festivals (First Cinema) September 9-18, 1993.)

Released in United States Summer September 3, 1993

Released in United States on Video February 23, 1994