I Love You Phillip Morris


1h 40m 2009

Brief Synopsis

The story begins with Steven Russell, on his deathbed recalling the events of his life. He begins in Texas as a happily married police officer who plays the organ at church, prays with his wife and spends his off hours searching for his biological mother. That, and he's gay. But after finding and be

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
2009
Production Company
Cineworks Digital Studios, Inc.; Creative Artists Agency; Digital Factory; Europacorp; Laserpacific Media Corporation; Mad Chance Productions; Pivotal Post; Pop Sound; Rhino-Gravity; River Road Creative; Scarlet Letters
Distribution Company
LD Entertainment/Roadside Attractions; 24 Bilder; Acme Film; Alamode Film; Aurum Producciones; Belga Films; Bioscop; Cathay Film Organization; Contender Entertainment; Diamond Films; Entertainment One; Europacorp; Filmladen Gmbh; Frenetic Films; Independent Films (If); Lark International; Ld Entertainment; Lions Gate Films Home Entertainment; Lionsgate; Lucky Red; Magic Box Slovakia, S.R.O.; Mediapro; Medyavizyon; Monolith Films Sp. Z O.O.; Pioneer; Roadside Attractions; Scanbox Entertainment; Ster-Kinekor; Volgafilm, Inc.; ZON Lusomundo (now part of NOS Audiovisuals)
Location
Miami, Florida, USA; New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 40m

Synopsis

The story begins with Steven Russell, on his deathbed recalling the events of his life. He begins in Texas as a happily married police officer who plays the organ at church, prays with his wife and spends his off hours searching for his biological mother. That, and he's gay. But after finding and being rejected by his mother, Steven leaves his life and family to go out into the world and be his true, gay self. He moves to Miami, finds a boyfriend and begins living the high life. But a life of luxury is expensive, leading this former cop to become a conman. When the law finally catches up with him, Steven is sent to prison where he meets, and falls in love with Phillip Morris. But Steven-a forlorn lover who cannot bear to be separated from his soul-mate-will go to any lengths to be with Phillip, including breaking out of jail, impersonating Phillip's lawyer and fraudulently becoming the CFO of a major corporation.

Crew

Richie Adams

Titles

Michael Adkins

Costume Supervisor

Irwin Ainsworth

Construction

Mike Alfano

Caterer

Sally Randy Alfano

Craft Service

Robert Allen

Song

Michael D Alvarez

Assistant Camera

Alice Amorosino

Assistant Production Coordinator

Seville Michelle Anastos

Office Production Assistant

Anton Anderson

Special Effects Assistant

Richard Andresen

Driver

Les Arceneaux

Location Scout

Thomas E Ashburn

Scenic Artist

Oscar Austin

Transportation Captain

Gerald Autin

Grip

Kully B

Song

Kully B

Song Performer

Adam Bandera

Rigging Grip

Darryl Bankston

Driver

Ryan Barfoot

Casting

Elizabeth Barker

Art Department Assistant

Eric Bassoff

Post-Production Supervisor

Oscar Beguiristain

Driver

Brian Bennett

Chef

Thomas Bernard

Foley Recordist

Marie-odile Bertot

Executive In Charge Of Production

Luc Besson

Executive Producer

Butch Beverly

Location Assistant

Jesse Beverly

Driver

Courtney Bishop

Adr

Ashley Bissing

Set Production Assistant

Scott Bivona

Greensman

Timothy Black

Electrician

John Blanchard

Foreman

Dotan Bonen

Security

Joey Box

Stunt Double

Hiram Bronkelstein

Song

Jennifer Brown

Medic

Cara Buckley

Visual Effects Producer

Peter Bunetta

Song

Will Burck

Propman

Michael Buster

Dialect Coach

Gary Calamar

Music Supervisor

Al Caldwell

Location Assistant

Brian Callahan

Driver

Coco Campbell

Assistant

Rick Canamar

Stunts

Kathi Canfield

Casting

Jeff Cannon

Boom Operator

Andrew Casbon

Scenic Artist

Hector Castillo

Driver

Brandon Chamberlain

Grip

Bucky Chase

On-Set Dresser

Arian Chatman

Accounting Assistant

Maria K. Chavez

Production Supervisor

Rick Chefalas

Assistant Sound Editor

Chris Chiffalo

Driver

Rick Chudacoff

Song

Wang Chung

Song Performer

Al Clay

Music Scoring Mixer

Terrence Clay

Electrician

Iggy Colomer

On-Set Dresser

Joe Connolly

Property Master

Thomas E Conrad

Video Assist/Playback

Tom Conrad

Video Assist/Playback

Dawn Cook

Driver

Teddy Cool

Grip

Justin Cooley

Loader

Rita Coolidge

Song Performer

Duane Cooper

Best Boy Grip

Eric Corne

Score Recording

Darren Costin

Song

Elizabeth Coulon

Extras Agent/Coordinator

John Coven

Storyboard Artist

Garth Currie

Rigging Grip

Mike Dares

On-Set Dresser

Alexis David

Recording Engineer

Mark Davis

Key Grip

Melissa Marie Davis-perkel

Art Department Assistant

Susan Schakelford Dawes

Adr/Dialogue Editor

Linda De Andrea

Hair Stylist

Lucious Delegal

Driver

Dan Demirgian

Electrician

Maritza Diaz

Production Secretary

Anna Dinuovo

Film Lab

Dan Diprima

Music Editor

Edward Dorsey Iii

Driver

Romuald Drault

Finance Manager

Shane Dufrene

Stunts

Jonathon Dugas

Grip

Martin Dale Dumas

Transportation

Robbie Dupree

Song Performer

Robbie Dupuis

Song

David Duttinger

Driver

Jessica Dwyer

Set Production Assistant

Ryan Martin Dwyer

On-Set Dresser

Ali Eagle

Costumer

Brandon Early

Grip

Alex Edlin

Coordinator

Valance Eisleben

Film Lab

Cassidy Eli

Driver

Matt Fausak

Music Editor

Nicholas Feldman

Song

Ralph Fernandez

Driver

Chris Ficarra

Animation Photography

Glenn Ficarra

Screenplay

Bess Fifer

Casting

Freddy Figueredo

Medic

Michael Fitzgerald

On-Set Dresser

Anthony Forester

Coordinator

Steve Fox

Set Production Assistant

Graylan Franklin

Set Decorator

Barry Furlano

Special Effects Assistant

Gussy G

Song Performer

Gussy G

Song

Chelsea Galen

Office Production Assistant

Linda Gallagher

Special Effects

Chris Galland

Music Scoring Mixer

Jeff Galpin

Animal Wrangler

Jeff Galpin

Stunts

Arturo Garcia

Assistant Camera

Clerksara Garcia

Accounting Assistant

Bryan Gardiner

Production Secretary

Lex Geddings

Stunts

Camille Geier

Visual Effects Producer

Gregory Geniusz

On-Set Dresser

Barry Gibb

Song

Robin Gibb

Song

Shawn Gilbert

Song

Tanner Gill

Stunt Coordinator

Delphine Charles Gilly

Costume Coordinator

Shai Goldenberg

Grip

Lisa Gonzalez

Craft Service

Patrick Goodwin

Casting

John Gorman

Electrician

John Gorman

Electrician

Loic Gourbe

Recording Engineer

Julie Ann Grasso

Production Secretary

Charles E Graydon

Driver

Homer Greencastle

Song

Julie Griffith Herrington

Location Coordinator

Xavier Pérez Grobet

Dp/Cinematographer

Xavier Pérez Grobet

Director Of Photography

Xavier Pérez Grobet

Camera Operator

Justin Groetsch

Production Coordinator

Drew Guajardo

Props Assistant

Reynaldo Guimet

Electrician

Chad Gunderson

Film Lab

Stephen Hagen

Assistant Director

Thomas Hagerman

Song

Thomas Hagerman

Music

David Hamilton

Transportation Captain

David Hamilton

Transportation Captain

Don Hamzik

Video Assist/Playback

Jeffrey Harlacker

Associate Producer

Joel Harlow

Makeup Artist

Lee Harper

Assistant Costume Designer

Barbara Harris

Voice Casting

James Harris

Construction Coordinator

Helen Harwell

Art Director

Sam Hassel

Best Boy Grip

Claire Hassig

Scenic Artist

Lawrence Heap

On-Set Dresser

Jacob Heard

Driver

James Hebert

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Penelope Helmer

Assistant Camera

S Aimee Helms

Key Costumer

Lana Heying

Hair Stylist

Ben Hill

Animator

Linda Fields Hill

Associate Producer

Mildred Hill

Song

Patty Hill

Song

Jeff Hilson

Chef

Elizabeth Himelstein

Dialect Coach

Liz Himmelstein

Dialect Coach

Ryan Hintz

Accountant

Nancy Hoelcher

Animal Wrangler

Heather Holmes

Set Costumer

Richard Hoover

Grip

Jack Hues

Song

Oliver Hug

Music Editor

Elizabeth Humphrey

On-Set Dresser

Daniel Indart

Song

Maria Pia Ionata

Song Performer

Rachel Jacob

Craft Service

Tom Jans

Song

Kyle Jenkins

Video Assist/Playback

Leah Jennings

Office Production Assistant

Lawrence Johnson

Driver

Troy A Johnson

Construction

Pete Jones

Grip

Edward V Joubert

Special Effects Technician

Tammye Kady

Art Department Coordinator

Alanna Kaimrajh

Set Production Assistant

Ben Kanegson

Dolly Grip

Ted Kantrow

Caterer

Susie Keatley

Medic

David Keifer

Propman

Oliver Keller

Stunt Double

Andy Kim

Assistant

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
2009
Production Company
Cineworks Digital Studios, Inc.; Creative Artists Agency; Digital Factory; Europacorp; Laserpacific Media Corporation; Mad Chance Productions; Pivotal Post; Pop Sound; Rhino-Gravity; River Road Creative; Scarlet Letters
Distribution Company
LD Entertainment/Roadside Attractions; 24 Bilder; Acme Film; Alamode Film; Aurum Producciones; Belga Films; Bioscop; Cathay Film Organization; Contender Entertainment; Diamond Films; Entertainment One; Europacorp; Filmladen Gmbh; Frenetic Films; Independent Films (If); Lark International; Ld Entertainment; Lions Gate Films Home Entertainment; Lionsgate; Lucky Red; Magic Box Slovakia, S.R.O.; Mediapro; Medyavizyon; Monolith Films Sp. Z O.O.; Pioneer; Roadside Attractions; Scanbox Entertainment; Ster-Kinekor; Volgafilm, Inc.; ZON Lusomundo (now part of NOS Audiovisuals)
Location
Miami, Florida, USA; New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 40m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States on Video April 5, 2011

Released in United States January 2009

Based on the book "I Love You Phillip Morris: A True Story of Life, Love, & Prison Breaks" written by Steve McVicker and published by Miramax Books on June 25, 2003.

Limited Release in United States Winter December 3, 2010

Released in United States on Video April 5, 2011

Released in United States January 2009 (Shown at Sundance Film Festival (Premieres) January 15-25, 2009.)

Limited Release in United States Winter December 3, 2010