Dead Man


2h 1996

Brief Synopsis

William Blake, a young accountant lost in unfamiliar territory and caught in inextricable circumstances which leaves destiny beyond his control, travels the western frontier during the mid 19th century. Wounded and branded an outlaw, Blake flees the gunmen hired to hunt him down. Nobody, an outcast Native American, aides Blake along a journey beyond the frailty of life as his physical existence grows thin.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Genre
Drama
Period
Western
Release Date
1996
Production Company
Aon/Albert G. Ruben Insurance Services; Arri Group; Balsmeyer & Everett Inc; Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment, Inc.; Deluxe Motion Picture Catering; Duart Film And Video; Eastman Kodak; Film Finances, Inc.; Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz Pc; George Walden; J L Fisher Inc; J.L. Fisher, Inc.; Jvc Entertainment Inc; Moviecam; Nevada Casting Group, Inc.; Newmarket Films; Otto Nemenz International, Inc.; Pacific Title & Art Studio; Pandora Films; R/Greenberg Associates; Sound One; Steve Carroll; The Effects House; Victor Company Of Japan Inc; Xfx Inc.
Distribution Company
MIRAMAX; Bac Films Distribution; Electric Pictures/Contemporary Films Ltd; Filmcoopi Zurich Ag; Lucky Red; MIRAMAX; Miramax Home Entertainment; Pandora Film Produktion; Pandora Films; Polygram Filmed Entertainment; Triangelfilm
Location
Phoenix, Arizona, USA; Oregon, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
2h

Synopsis

William Blake, a young accountant lost in unfamiliar territory and caught in inextricable circumstances which leaves destiny beyond his control, travels the western frontier during the mid 19th century. Wounded and branded an outlaw, Blake flees the gunmen hired to hunt him down. Nobody, an outcast Native American, aides Blake along a journey beyond the frailty of life as his physical existence grows thin.

Crew

Carol Abady

Post-Production Coordinator

Carol Abady

Office Coordinator (New York)

Cheyenne Ali

Other

Marit Allen

Costume Designer

Arthur Allyn

Construction Foreman

Richard Alonzo

Other

Coll Anderson

Additional Sound Recordist

Jennifer Apel

Assistant Editor

Brent Baker

Other

Mark Balda

Carpenter

Randall Balsmeyer

Visual Effects Supervisor (Balsmeyer & Everett)

Suzanne Bantit

Seamstress

Elizabeth A Beckman

Art Department Coordinator

Michael Bennett

Other

Ted Berner

Art Director

Brian Bernstein

Steadicam Operator

Birgitta Bjerke

Costumer

Michael Blair

Carpenter

Steve Blakely

Dailies Supervisor

Michael Boehme

Production Executive (Germany)

Hildegard Bongarts

Set Production Assistant

Christian Bongers

Stills Intern

Mark W J Borg

Carpenter

Charlie Bouis

Musical Score Recording Services

James E Brisbin

Electrician

Eric Budlong

Grip

Alan Burke

Dailies Projectionist

Robin Bursey

Production Assistant

Kate Butler

1st Assistant Camera (2nd Unit)

John Carlucci

Special Effects Assistant

Lou Carlucci

Special Effects Coordinator

Steve Carroll

Production Insurance

Kam Chan

Foley Editor

Guy Charbonneau

Musical Score Recording Services

Ernie Cheeka

Other

Karen Clark

Swing Gang

Greg Colfax

Other

Kevin S Colley

Canoe Technical Advisor

P J Connolly

Location Liaison (Arizona)

Bruce Corkum

Johnny Depp'S Stand-In

Claire Corsick

Johnny Depp'S Hair

Marko Costanzo

Foley Artist

Keith Culbertson

Mix Re-Recordist

Kenneth Davis

Dolly Grip

Robert W Davis

Assistant Production Coordinator

Sioux Dean

Craft Service

Christi Dembrowski

Johnny Depp'S Assistant

Beth Depatie

Production Manager

Watson Devore

Other

Jean Michel Dissard

Production Assistant

Dale Dodds

Swing Driver

Don Donigi

Dailies Supervisor

Edie Douglas

3rd Assistant Props

David Dupuis

Other

Holly W Edwards

Animal Wrangler

Rick Eggers

Caterer

Betsy Everman

Production Assistant

Gwen Everman

Production Accountant

Jordan Faeth

Caterer

Jon Farhat

Visual Effects Supervisor

Dan Evans Farkas

Assistant Sound Editor

Scott Farley

Key Hairstylist

Alice Farrell

Casting Assistant

Robert K. Feldmann

Key Grip

Lisa K. Ferguson

2nd Assistant Camera

George Fleming

Other

John Ray Floyd

Driver

Jolene Floyd

Driver

John A. Foote

Swing Gang

Joe Fordham

Special Effects Production Coordinator

Tim Foster

Musical Score Production Services

Patrick Fuchs

Key Set Production Assistant

Felipe Gallego

Construction Driver

Kirk Gardener

Steadicam Operator

Joe Gareri

Additional Compositing Services (Pacific Title)

Eugene Gearty

Effects Editor

William Getzwiller

Driver

Mike Gibson

Other

Tony Gibson

Swing Gang

Mark Goodermote

Boom Operator

Bob Gorelick

Steadicam Operator

Judy Gorjanc

2nd Assistant Director

David Graham

Projectionist

Louis Grappi

Musical Score Production Services

Tony Grocki

1st Assistant Editor

Mark Habegger

Special Effects Production Manager

John Hanlon

Musical Score Recording Engineer

John Hausmann

Redwood Digital

Todd Heater

Electrician

Robert Hein

Supervising Sound Editor

Richard B Heller

Production Legal Advisor

Jon Hokanson

Electrician

Buck Holland

Johnny Depp'S Driver

Bill Holmquist

Construction Coordinator

Kevin Hughes

On-Set Dresser

Sam Hyde

Set Production Assistant

Tom Irvin

Foam Technician

Jim Jarmusch

Screenwriter

Eric Johnson

Music

Eric Johnson

Music

L A Johnson

Music Production

Terry Kempf

Carpenter Foreman

Frank Kern

Foley Editor

Jeffrey King

Elk Wrangler

Todd Kleitsch

Assistant Make-Up

Karen Koch

Co-Producer

Drew Kunin

Sound Mixer

Nemo Labrizzi

Other

Danielle Laclare

Craft Service

Leon Laderach

Other

Jeffrey M Landis

Driver

Suzanne Lapick

2nd Assistant Props Master

Dayna Lee

Set Decorator

Linda Lee

Extras Casting (Oregon)

Daniel Leung

Digital Compositor

Ellen Lewis

Casting

Julie Lindner

Assistant Sound Editor

Jeff Lira

Driver

Cris Lombardi

Director Of Photography (2nd Unit)

David Luckenbach

Steadicam Operator

Jan Lyons

Driver

Demetra J Macbride

Producer

Gilbert Manygoats

Gary Farmer'S Stand-In

Jeff Mart

Steadicam Operator

Don Martin

Honeywagon Driver

Mary Martin

Driver

Mary Martin

Driver

Neal Martz

Key Makeup

David Matson

Production Assistant

Connie Maverick

Second 2nd Assistant Director

Harry Mccarty

Other

Kimberly R Mccord

Apprentice Sound Editor

Harry Mccrorey

Driver

Byron Mccullough

Best Boy Grip

Mike Mcnally

Medic (Arizona)

Sylvia Menno

Dialogue Editor

Walter Milkowski

Carpenter

Antonio Molina

Transportation Coordinator

Susie Money

Costume Supervisor

Robby Muller

Director Of Photography

Craig Muzio

Lead Scenic Artist

Don Nolan

Special Effects Animation (The Effects House)

John Nowland

Redwood Digital

Anne O'brien

Assistant Editor

Jack Orlando

Carpenter

Mike Palmer

Best Boy Electric

Christine Parry

Still Photographer

John C Pattison

Property Master

Todd R Pfeiffer

1st Assistant Director

Martha C Pilcher

Location Manager

Tony J Pirri

Grip

Christopher Porter

Gaffer

David Powell

Native American Costume Maker

Bruce Pross

Foley Supervisor

Steven T Puri

Visual Effects Producer

Anne Putnam

Visual Effects Production Coordinator

Elliot Rabinowitz

Music Executive

Jay Rabinowitz

Editor

Exile Ramirez

Assistant Production Coordinator

Matt Roberts

Other

Tricia Ronten

Script Supervisor

Arthur Rosato

Musical Score Production Services

Laura Rosenthal

Casting

Jennifer Roth

Production Coordinator

Ciby Sales

Foreign Sales Agent

Tom Salvatore

Other

Laree Scrignolli

Driver

Sunny Seibel

Extras Casting (Arizona)

Jeffrey Seymann

Set Production Assistant

Mary Sgrignoli

Driver

Paul A Simmons

On-Set Costumer

Bobby L Smith

Grip

Charles C Smith

Key Grip (2nd Unit)

Ken Smith

Additional Compositing Services (Pacific Title)

Danielle Sotet

Post-Production Accountant

Birgit Staudt

Assistant Location Manager

Birgit Staudt

Post-Production Coordinator

Brian Steagall

Driver

Fred G Steagall

Driver

Kenneth Stellar

Other

Jim Stephenson

Carpenter

Raquel Stewart

Other

Jack Swauger

Driver

Kenneth Sylvester

Other

Stacey Tanner

Additional Sound Recordist

Dominick Tavella

Re-Recording Engineer

Joe Thibo

Steadicam Operator

Pim Tjujerman

1st Assistant Camera

Sal Trentin

Musical Score Production Services

Chandler Vinar

Driver

Magdaline Volaitis

Effects Editor

George Walden

Production Insurance

Abram Waterman

Assistant Costume Designer

Ken Weintraub

Caterer

Julian Whatley

Steadicam Operator

Kathy Whitman

Cultural Consultant

Donna Wilkie

Extras Casting (Makah Tribe)

Whitney J Willard

Assistant Production Accountant

Craig Williams

Transportation Captain

Kip Wolverton

Animal Wrangler

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Genre
Drama
Period
Western
Release Date
1996
Production Company
Aon/Albert G. Ruben Insurance Services; Arri Group; Balsmeyer & Everett Inc; Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment, Inc.; Deluxe Motion Picture Catering; Duart Film And Video; Eastman Kodak; Film Finances, Inc.; Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz Pc; George Walden; J L Fisher Inc; J.L. Fisher, Inc.; Jvc Entertainment Inc; Moviecam; Nevada Casting Group, Inc.; Newmarket Films; Otto Nemenz International, Inc.; Pacific Title & Art Studio; Pandora Films; R/Greenberg Associates; Sound One; Steve Carroll; The Effects House; Victor Company Of Japan Inc; Xfx Inc.
Distribution Company
MIRAMAX; Bac Films Distribution; Electric Pictures/Contemporary Films Ltd; Filmcoopi Zurich Ag; Lucky Red; MIRAMAX; Miramax Home Entertainment; Pandora Film Produktion; Pandora Films; Polygram Filmed Entertainment; Triangelfilm
Location
Phoenix, Arizona, USA; Oregon, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
2h

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States November 2005

Shown at Los Angeles Independent Film Festival (Opening Night) April 18-22, 1996.

Robby Muller received the 1996 award for Best Cinematography from the New York Film Critics Circle for his work on "Dead Man" (USA/Germany/Japan/1995) and Lars von Trier's "Breaking the Waves" (Denmark/Norway/Sweden/France/1996).

Robby Muller received the 1996 award for Best Cinematography from the National Board of Review for his work on "Dead Man" (USA/Germany/Japan/1995) and Lars von Trier's "Breaking the Waves" (Denmark/Norway/Sweden/France/1996).

Began shooting October 10, 1994.

Completed shooting late December 1994.

Released in United States Spring May 10, 1996

Limited Release in United States May 10, 1996

Expanded Release in United States May 17, 1996

Expanded Release in United States May 24, 1996

Expanded Release in United States June 14, 1996

Released in United States on Video January 28, 1997

Released in United States April 1996 (Shown at Los Angeles Independent Film Festival (Opening Night) April 18-22, 1996.)

Released in United States November 2005 (Shown at AFI/Los Angeles International Film Festival (Tribute) November 3-13, 2005.)

Winner of the 1996 Felix's Screen International Five Continents Award for Best non-European Film from the European Film Academy.

Released in United States Spring May 10, 1996

Limited Release in United States May 10, 1996

Expanded Release in United States May 17, 1996

Expanded Release in United States May 24, 1996

Expanded Release in United States June 14, 1996

Released in United States on Video January 28, 1997

Released in United States April 1996