Dinner for Schmucks


1h 50m 2010

Brief Synopsis

Tim, is an up-and-coming executive who has just received his first invitation to the "dinner for idiots," a monthly event hosted by his boss that promises bragging rights to the exec that shows up with the biggest buffoon. Tim's fiancée, Julie, finds it distasteful and Tim agrees to skip the dinner,

Film Details

Also Known As
Diner de Cons, Le, Dinner, The, Dinner with Schmucks, Idiot Game, La cena, Le Diner de Cons, Una cena para tontos, cena
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2010
Production Company
Chris Diamond
Distribution Company
Paramount Pictures
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 50m

Synopsis

Tim, is an up-and-coming executive who has just received his first invitation to the "dinner for idiots," a monthly event hosted by his boss that promises bragging rights to the exec that shows up with the biggest buffoon. Tim's fiancée, Julie, finds it distasteful and Tim agrees to skip the dinner, until he bumps into Barry--an IRS employee who devotes his spare time to building elaborate taxidermy mouse dioramas--and quickly realizes he's struck idiot gold. Tim can't resist, and invites Barry, whose blundering good intentions soon sends Tim's life into a frenzied downward spiral and a series of misadventures, threatening a major business deal, bringing crazy stalker ex-girlfriend, Darla, back into Tim's life and driving Julie into the arms of another man.

Crew

Nicole Abellera

Casting Associate

David Leroy Anderson

Makeup

Ross A Anderson

Painter

Pete Anthony

Music Conductor

Pete Anthony

Music

Allan Apone

Makeup

Greg Aprahamian

Models

Jonathan Arthur

Stunt Double

Valentina Aulisi

Costumer

Gerard Averill

Location Manager

Sam Avila

Art Department Assistant

Jason Bales

Consultant

Bill Banyai

Sound Engineer

Gary Barber

Executive Producer

Teri Barber

Production Assistant

Alan Baumgarten

Editor

The Beatles

Song Performer

Ludwig Van Beethoven

Song

Taylor Benavides

Production Secretary

Susan Benjamin

Set Decorator

Garrett M Benson

Photography

Corwin Bibb

Chief Lighting Technician

Roger Birnbaum

Executive Producer

Joanne Bloomfield

Wig Maker

Sarah Bourgeois

Assistant Sound Editor

Michael T Brady

Stunts

Ranjani Brow

Voice Casting

Randin L Brown

Production Assistant

Marcei A Brubaker

Assistant Director

Christopher Burian-mohr

Art Director

Bill Burns

Assistant Sound Editor

David A Butler

Costumer

Kim Buttlar

Coordinator

Lorrie Campbell

Set Designer

Andrew Canton

Production Assistant

Bridget Cardenas

Painter

Casey Carmichael

Accounting Clerk

Chris Carpenter

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Bryan Carrigan

Music

Thelonious Carter Jr.

Song Performer

Jerry Casillas

Set Decorator

John F Cassidy

Grip

Tony Castagnola

Greensman

Charles Chiodo

Visual Effects Supervisor

Edward Chiodo

Visual Effects Supervisor

Stephen Chiodo

Visual Effects Supervisor

Kathleen Chopin

Casting Director

Bill Church

Digital Artist

Patrick Clancey

Titles And Opticals

Michael J. Clarke

Special Effects Foreman

Sacha Baron Cohen

Executive Producer

Paul Conti

Video

Leslie Coogan

Accountant

Don E Cooke

Construction

Michael Corenblith

Production Designer

Ross Coscia

Production Assistant

David Covarrubias

Puppeteer

Chris Crivier

Grip

Jeff Dashnaw

Stunt Double

Ken Daurio

Other

Kenny Davis

Dolly Grip

Lance Davis

Digital Artist

Tony Davis

Visual Effects

Sandy De Crescent

Music Contractor

Joshua Deceuster

Accounting Assistant

Jim Denault

Director Of Photography

Jim Denault

Dp/Cinematographer

Colin Dennis

Construction

Chris Diamond

Cable Operator

Louis Dicesare

Chief Lighting Technician

Justin T Dickey

Production Assistant

David Diersing

Foreman

Michael Dillon

Production Manager

George Doering

Music

Malcolm Doran

Rigging Grip

Thomas Drescher

Music

Thomas Drescher

Music Editor

Diane Durant

Script Supervisor

Timothy R Durr

Lighting Technician

Joy Ellison

Dialect Coach

Benny Estrada

Colorist

David Eubank

Photography

Marco Fargnoli

Director Of Photography

Marco Fargnoli

Dp/Cinematographer

Marco Fargnoli

Titles

Craig Fehrman

Transportation Coordinator

Scott Fieldsteel

Rigging Electrician

Alison Fisher

Adr Editor

Chris Fogel

Score Recording

William Harry Fortuna

Assistant Location Manager

Bruce Fowler

Accountant

Penelope Franco

Assistant

Juan Frausto

Grip

Laura Frecon

Assistant Costume Designer

Johannes Gamble

Digital Artist

Scott Garcia

Special Effects Supervisor

John Garrett

Photography

Mark Ginther

Stunts

Christopher Glasgow

Dolly Grip

Donna Glasser

Production Accountant

J Michael Glynn

Assistant Property Master

Brooke Graeff

Foley

Anne Graham

Digital Artist

Michelle Graham

Assistant

Roy Granada

Electrician

Rick Granville

Assistant

Roxana Griffin

Hair Stylist

Wayne Griffin

Sound Effects Editor

Laurah Grijalva

Painter

David Guion

Screenplay

Geoffrey Haley

Camera Operator

Geoffrey Haley

Steadicam Operator

Michael Handelman

Screenplay

Michael Hansen

Stunts

Kelsey Harper

Stunts

Riley Harper

Stunts

Thomas Robinson Harper

Stunt Coordinator

Will Harper

Stunts

James Harrah

Music

Paul Arthur Hartman

On-Set Dresser

Seth Hays

Puppeteer

Jack Heeren

Foley Mixer

Matt Heimlich

Puppeteer

Justin Hill

Assistant Location Manager

Wendy Hoffmann

Voice Casting

Michael J Hogan

Video Assist/Playback

Rupert Holmes

Song

Rupert Holmes

Song Performer

David Barrington Holt

Models

Jim Honeyman

Music

Elodie Ichter

Colorist

Frank Ippolito

Casting

Frank Ippolito

Models

Gregory Irwin

Photography

Jennifer K Jacobs

Accounting Assistant

Scotty Jacobs

Boom Operator

Saj Jayasinghe

Film Lab

Scott A Jennings

Sound Effects Editor

David Johnson

Visual Effects Supervisor

Shawn Kautz

Stunts

Oliver Keller

Stunt Double

Sean Kennedy

Digital Artist

Randy Kerber

Music

Josh King

Assistant Director

Josh King

Associate Producer

Jonathan Klein

Foley Editor

Steve Koch

Digital Artist

Barry Koper

Makeup Artist

Andy Koyama

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Goro Koyama

Foley Artist

Jon Kull

Music

Greg Kurtz

Loader

Holiday Landa

Art Department Coordinator

Richard Joseph Landon

Puppeteer

Larry Laurent

Painter

Louis Lazzara

Makeup

Ken Lebre

Dailies

Tony Lechner

Song

John Lennon

Song

Sondre Lerche

Song

Sondre Lerche

Song Performer

Bridgette Lester

Production Coordinator

Curtis Lindersmith

Animation Editor

Jim Long

Music Arranger

Patricia Lopez-padilla

Seamstress Supervisor

Billy Lucas

Stunts

Yvan Lucas

Colorist

Laurie Macdonald

Producer

Lindsay Macgowan

Puppeteer

Larry Madrid

Animal Wrangler

Tamara Maellaro

Medic

Michael Magill

Adr/Dialogue Editor

Kevin Maier

Stand-In

Andy Malcolm

Foley Artist

Monica Mancini

Song Performer

Sean Mannion

Property Master

Michael Manzel

Puppeteer

Kenny Marsten

Assistant Editor

Marybeth Martin

Accounting Assistant

Richard Martinez

Construction

Jason Matthews

Puppeteer

John H. Maxwell

On-Set Dresser

Jeanne Mccarthy

Casting Director

Paul Mccartney

Song

Walter Mcclain

Transportation Captain

Byron Mcculloch

Grip

Kenneth Mclaughlin

Sound Mixer

Tamara Meem

Assistant Editor

Nick Mestrandrea

Craft Service

Ralph Mock

Painter

Thelonious Monk Carter

Song

William Montano

Foreman

Tommy Morgan

Music

Idrissa Moulaye Sene

Electrician

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Song

Harry Muller

Color Timer

Jessica Munks

Casting Assistant

Marie Nashold

Medic

Jeff Negus

Production Assistant

Greg O'donohue

On-Set Dresser

Film Details

Also Known As
Diner de Cons, Le, Dinner, The, Dinner with Schmucks, Idiot Game, La cena, Le Diner de Cons, Una cena para tontos, cena
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2010
Production Company
Chris Diamond
Distribution Company
Paramount Pictures
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 50m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Summer July 30, 2010

Remake of "Le Diner de Cons" (France/1998) directed by Francis Veber.

Sacha Baron Cohen was previously attached to star.

Released in United States Summer July 30, 2010 (2850+)