The Interview


1h 52m 2014

Brief Synopsis

Dave Skylark and producer Aaron Rapoport run the celebrity tabloid show "Skylark Tonight." When they land an interview with a surprise fan, North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un, they are recruited by the CIA to turn their trip to Pyongyang into an assassination mission.

Film Details

Also Known As
Interview, Interview qui tue!, Wywiad ze Sloncem Narodu, loca entrevista
MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Action
Comedy
Release Date
2014
Distribution Company
Sony Pictures Releasing
Location
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 52m

Synopsis

Dave Skylark and his producer, Aaron Rapoport, run the popular celebrity tabloid TV show "Skylark Tonight." When they discover that North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un is a fan of the show, they land an interview with him in an attempt to legitimize themselves as journalists. As Dave and Aaron prepare to travel to Pyongyang, their plans change when the CIA recruits them, perhaps the two least-qualified men imaginable, to assassinate Kim Jong-un.

Crew

Michael Adkisson

2-D Artist

Steven Adler

Song

Vivian Aguiar-buff

Music

Neishaw Ali

Visual Effects

Ed Anders

Stunts

Kim Anderson

Stunts

Chris Ang

Stunts

Ed Araquel

Still Photographer

Julian Ashby

Art Director

Scott Ateah

Stunt Coordinator

Aaron Au

Stunts

Steve Avoujageli

Visual Effects

Michael Babcock

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Burt Bacharach

Song

Zene Baker

Editor

Ian Ballard

Hair Stylist

Ray Barretto

Song Performer

Ray Barretto

Song

Ol¿ Dirty Bastard

Song Performer

Mark Batson

Song

Greg Beaton

Assistant Camera

Noah Beggs

Stunts

Ashley Bell

Assistant Director

Karen Bergen

Production Accountant

Howard Berger

Special Makeup Effects

Todd Bilawchuk

Special Effects Technician

Jon Billington

Production Designer

Arielle Boisvert

Assistant

Paul Bougie

Chief Lighting Technician

David Bowie

Song

David Bowie

Song Performer

Joel Bradley-fox

Assistant Production Coordinator

Michelle Brenner

Software Engineer

Christopher Bridges

Song

Kirk Brillon

Compositing Supervisor

Hoffman Brow

Looping Coordinator

Shawn Burke

Production Associate

Shannon Caldwell

Digital Artist

Melanie Callaghan

Visual Effects

Jodie Camilleri

Visual Effects Producer

Jeff Campbell

Visual Effects Supervisor

Anita Cannella

Foley Artist

Peter G Capadouca

Chief Lighting Technician

Josy Capkun

Assistant Director

Rodrigo Carcamo

Assistant Camera

Dwayne Carter

Song

Victor Chaga

Music

Raymond Chan

Stunts

Philip Chang

Stunts

Steve Chang

Stunts

Ling Chen

Compositor

Mike Ching

Stunts

Wonkuk Cho

Stunts

Elizabeth Chodar

Casting Assistant

Dean Choe

Stunts

Brenda Chometsky

Assistant Set Decorator

Chieh-lun Chou

Song

Jay Chou

Song Performer

Jae Choung

Song

Alex Chung

Stunts

Daniel Clarke

Unit Production Manager

Stephen Coleman

Music

Jason M Collier

Assistant Location Manager

Virman Coquia

Song

Graham Coutts

Property Master

Maggie Craig

Script Supervisor

Samuel Craven

Visual Effects Editor

Shondrae Crawford

Song

Mike Crestejo

Stunts

Jack Cruikshank

Dolly Grip

Louis Cruz

Song

Doug Currie

Painter

Jackie Dallamore

Accounting Assistant

Hal David

Song

Ester Dean

Song

Doug Delaney

Colorist

Greg Derochie

Compositing Supervisor

Summer Dietz

Assistant Costume Designer

Mike Diltz

Digital Artist

Nick Diomis

Transportation Captain

Dylan Dowd

Greensman

Double Dragon

Song

Kathleen Driscoll-mohler

Casting Associate

Dana Dube

Animal Wrangler

Miya Dube

Assistant Set Decorator

Chris Duesterdick

Production Sound Mixer

Kalene Dunsmoor

Digital Artist

Hoka Duquette

Painter

Matthew Eisenhauer

Carpenter

Marny Eng

Stunts

Brian Eno

Song

Mikkel Eriksen

Song

Josh Fagen

Assistant

John Fareed

Song

Jeffrey Fayle

Costume Supervisor

Julia Ferguson

Visual Effects Producer

Bob Findlay

Camera Operator

Tina Fiorda

Costume Coordinator

Mark Fleming

Stunts

Ryan Flick

Visual Effects

Roberto Flores

Digital Artist

Chris Fogel

Music Scoring Mixer

Bleau Fortier

Special Effects Technician

James Franco

Executive Producer

Sandra-ken Freeman

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Luis Galdames

Sound Effects Editor

Deborah Galvez

Puppeteer

Sean Garrett

Song

Patrick Gerrety

Puppeteer

David Giammarco

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Janice Gill

Production Assistant

Nick Glennie-smith

Music Conductor

Larry Goeb

Adr/Dialogue Editor

Evan Goldberg

Producer

Evan Goldberg

Story By

Dylan Gottlieb

Layout Artist

Matt Gough

Post-Production Assistant

Phil Gough

Assistant Property Master

Randy Goux

Visual Effects Supervisor

Oded Granot

Digital Artist

Chris Green

Accounting Assistant

Joe Greenberg

Visual Effects Coordinator

Koen Groeneveld

Song

Jeff Gross

Foley Mixer

Wilf Guttman

Best Boy Grip

Michael Hackenberger

Animal Wrangler

Michael Hackenberger

Stunts

Jamal Hammadi

Hair & Makeup

Robin Harlan

Foley Artist

Dave Harvey

Payroll Accountant

Leif Havdale

Stunts

Stephen Hawken

Compositing Supervisor

Isaac Hayes

Song Performer

Luke Heathcock

Visual Effects

Evan Henke

Editor

Tor Erik Hermansen

Song

Carla Hetland

Costume Designer

Norma Hill-patton

Makeup

Pablo Holcer

Compositing Supervisor

Graham Houston

Digital Artist

Pieter Van Houte

Compositing Supervisor

Jun Lang Huang

Song

Johanne Hubert

Set Decorator

Saul Hudson

Song

Chad Hugo

Song

Kieran Humphries

Assistant Camera

Kyle Hunter

Executive Producer

Diana Ibanez

Visual Effects Producer

Kamaal Ibn

Song

Henry Jackman

Music

La Marquis Jefferson

Song

Paul Jenkinson

On-Set Dresser

Tiger Jk

Song

Russell Jones

Song

Adrian Jordan

Digital Artist

Jesse Joslin

Construction Coordinator

Alexandra Junginger

Visual Effects Coordinator

Amy Kane

Foley Artist

Jonathan Karp

Music Supervisor

Farnaz Khaki-sadigh

Costume Coordinator

Danny Kim

Stunts

Elliot Kim

Stunts

James Kim

Stunts

Brian Kloc

Visual Effects

Ashley Koons

Visual Effects

Tibor Korbely

Stunts

Tom Kramer

Music Scoring Mixer

Mathew Krentz

Visual Effects Supervisor

Mike Kruper

Special Effects Technician

B John Kuchera

Key Grip

Scott Kukurudz

Assistant Director

David Kurvers

Film Lab

Dan Kuzmenko

Assistant Location Manager

Thom Kyle

Assistant Editor

Phillip Lacroix

Rigging Gaffer

Larry Lam

Stunts

Jenny Lane

Song Performer

Phil Langone

Storyboard Artist

Hugo Langras

Song

Vanessa Lapato

Adr/Dialogue Editor

Daniel Lavender

Visual Effects

Trevor Lawrence

Song

Isabelle Leduc

Production Assistant

Christopher Lee

Boom Operator

Shun Sing Edward Lee

Compositing Supervisor

Marco Leone

Compositing Supervisor

Dominic Lewis

Music

Simon Lewis

Visual Effects

Paul Linden

Visual Effects Supervisor

Howard London

Adr Mixer

Ross Long

Key Rigging Grip

Terry Mackay

Location Manager

George Macri

Visual Effects Producer

Annie Mahlik

Visual Effects Editor

Francine Maisler

Casting

Hugo Mallory

Foreman

Andrea Manchur

Makeup

Gabriel Mandala

Compositor

Alex Manita

Digital Artist

Jennifer Manton

Hair

Film Details

Also Known As
Interview, Interview qui tue!, Wywiad ze Sloncem Narodu, loca entrevista
MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Action
Comedy
Release Date
2014
Distribution Company
Sony Pictures Releasing
Location
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 52m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Limited Release in United States December 25, 2014

Released in United States on Video February 17, 2015

Video on Demand in United States December 24, 2014

On June 25, 2014, North Korea pronounced the film a "blatant act of terrorism and an act of war" and vowed a "merciless countermeasure." On August 8, Sony pushed the release date from October 10 (a North Korean holiday) to Christmas Day. On November 24, Sony's corporate systems were hacked by a group calling itself Guardians of Peace. North Korea denied involvement in the cyber-attack, but issued a statement praising it. On December 17, major movie theater chains responded to a message by the hackers threatening moviegoers who attended the film by dropping its Christmas release, and Federal authorities determined that hackers were working on behalf of the North Korean government. On the same day, Sony announced their decision not to release the film. On December 23, 2014, however, Sony announced its decision to release the controversial comedy in approximately 300 select theaters on Christmas Day. And in the morning of Christmas Eve, it was released via several Internet video-on-dema

Released in United States on Video February 17, 2015

Video on Demand in United States December 24, 2014

Limited Release in United States December 25, 2014