Spanking the Monkey


1h 50m 1994

Brief Synopsis

Having just completed his freshman year at MIT, Ray discovers he will have to forfeit his prestigious summer internship in order to care for his mother, who's laid up in bed with a broken leg she suffered in a suicide attempt. Yearning to break free, Ray gets caught up in a sequence of tragicomic ev

Film Details

Release Date
1994
Production Company
National Endowment For The Arts; New York State Council On The Arts
Distribution Company
Fine Line Features; Fine Line Features; New Line Home Entertainment
Location
Pawling, New York, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 50m

Synopsis

Having just completed his freshman year at MIT, Ray discovers he will have to forfeit his prestigious summer internship in order to care for his mother, who's laid up in bed with a broken leg she suffered in a suicide attempt. Yearning to break free, Ray gets caught up in a sequence of tragicomic events that spin out of control and take him perilously close to the edge of insanity--including the fact that he must resolve a growing attraction toward his homebound mother.

Crew

Susan Block

Production Designer

Chad Braden

2nd Assistant Director

Stanley Buchtal

Executive Producer

Orla Byrne

Product Placement

Allison Emmert

Production Assistant

Ashley Fierman

Key Production Assistant

Carolyn Greco

Costume Designer

Angela Grillo

Additional Craft Services

Janet Grillo

Location Manager

Janet Grillo

Executive Producer

Kimberly K Hammond

Assistant Editor

Rio Hernandez

Director'S Assistant

Cheryl Miller Houser

Associate Producer

Scott Jaeger

Apprentice Editor

Carol Jennings

Location Manager

Quinton Johnson

Best Boy Grip

Gary Kauffman

Legal Services

Jami Kibel

Props Master

Linda Krantz

Production Assistant

Jeff Kushner

Sound Editor

Claudio Laumere

1st Assistant Camera

Edward Lehane

Production Assistant

Douglas Luka

Best Boy Electric

Sean Madden

Production Assistant

Pam Martin

Editor

Michael Mayers

Director Of Photography

Nicole Monte

Apprentice Editor

John Morrisseau

Wardrobe Assistant

Todd Nicky

Set Dresser

John O'rourke

1st Assistant Director

Drew Olsen

Gaffer

Evelyn Ortman

Hair

Evelyn Ortman

Makeup

Ellen Parks

Casting Director

Dan Projansky

Location Manager

John Resnick

Line Producer

David O. Russell

Executive Producer

David O. Russell

Screenwriter

Tim Schellang

Key Grip

Mark Schmidt

2nd Unit Camera (2nd Unit)

Margaret Schnipper

Script Supervisor

Hilary Schroeder

Assistant Editor

Chris Sferuzza

2nd Assistant Camera

Dean Silvers

Producer

Carola Spadoni

2nd Assistant Camera

Emelia Stockdale

1st Assistant Camera

Natascha Tillmanns

Production Coordinator

William Tzouris

Sound Mixer

Vincent Vinetti

1st Assistant Camera

Steve Visscher

Supervising Sound Editor

Film Details

Release Date
1994
Production Company
National Endowment For The Arts; New York State Council On The Arts
Distribution Company
Fine Line Features; Fine Line Features; New Line Home Entertainment
Location
Pawling, New York, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 50m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States on Video December 21, 1994

Released in United States September 1994

Released in United States Summer July 15, 1994

Shown at Atlanta Film & Video Festival (opening night) June 8-20, 1994.

Shown at London Film Festival November 3-20, 1994.

Shown at San Sebastian International Film Festival (Open Zone) September 15-24, 1994.

Shown at Stockholm International Film Festival (On the Cutting Edge) November 11-20, 1994.

Shown at USA Film Festival in Dallas April 21-28, 1994.

Feature directorial debut for David O. Russell who graduated from Amherst College in 1981 and whose previous work includes the shorts "Bingo Inferno" (USA/1986) and "Hairway to the Stars" (USA/1989).

DuArt color

Released in United States January 1994 (Shown at Sundance Film Festival (in competition) in Park City, Utah January 20-30, 1994.)

Released in United States April 1994 (Shown at Sundance Film Festival Tokyo April 14-19, 1994.)

Released in United States April 1994 (Shown at USA Film Festival in Dallas April 21-28, 1994.)

Released in United States June 1994 (Shown at Atlanta Film & Video Festival (opening night) June 8-20, 1994.)

Released in United States Summer July 15, 1994

Expanded Release in United States July 22, 1994

Winner of the Audience Award at the 1994 Sundance Film Festival.

Expanded Release in United States July 22, 1994

Released in United States April 1994

Released in United States January 1994

Released in United States July 28, 1994

Released in United States June 1994

Released in United States November 1994

Released in United States July 28, 1994 (Los Angeles)

Released in United States September 1994 (Shown at San Sebastian International Film Festival (Open Zone) September 15-24, 1994.)

Released in United States November 1994 (Shown at London Film Festival November 3-20, 1994.)

Released in United States November 1994 (Shown at Stockholm International Film Festival (On the Cutting Edge) November 11-20, 1994.)

Released in United States on Video December 21, 1994