Safe


1h 59m 1995

Brief Synopsis

Carol White is an affluent Los Angeles housewife whose pristine, doll-like environment turns against her in the form of an inexplicable illness. What begins as sudden allergic reactions to everyday chemicals, fragrances and fumes turns increasingly violent, transforming the laminated safety of Carol

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Genre
Drama
Medical
Thriller
Release Date
1995
Production Company
American Playhouse; Film4 Productions; Sound One; The Effects House
Distribution Company
Sony Pictures Classics; Metro Tartan Distributors; Pyramide Distribution; Pyramide Films; Sony Pictures Classics; Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 59m

Synopsis

Carol White is an affluent Los Angeles housewife whose pristine, doll-like environment turns against her in the form of an inexplicable illness. What begins as sudden allergic reactions to everyday chemicals, fragrances and fumes turns increasingly violent, transforming the laminated safety of Carol's existence into a terror of everyday life. When she is diagnosed with an immunity disorder called "Twentieth Century Illness" and sets off to New Mexico in search of treatment, Carol's journey turns inward. And, in the crisis of identity that results, the film reveals the way in which disease infects our basic sense of who we are.

Crew

Sean Antle

Other

Michelle Arthur

Assistant Costume Designer

Carol Sue Baker

Music Supervisor

Dennis Barth

Grip

Curtis Baruth

Construction Coordinator

Brent M Becker

Production Accountant

Rivki Beer

Other

Mitchell Bergman

Transportation Coordinator

Eric P Betts

Grip

David Bomba

Production Designer

Alan Botvinick

Assistant Production Coordinator

J Robert Brown

Assistant Production Coordinator

Catherine Budh-raja

Locations Assistant

Sheralyn Bundy-morrow

Researcher

Charles Burnham

Other

Hae-kyung Chung

Other

Missy Cohen

Assistant Sound Editor

Tom Colgan

Other

Cynthia Corey

Other

W. Kiely Cronin

2nd Additional Assistant Camera

Elizabeth Cunningham

Unit Production Manager

Rachel Cunningham

Production Assistant; Runner

Neil Danziger

Sound Mixer

Igor Davidoff

2nd Additional Assistant Camera

Jeff Davidson

Unit Manager

Jeff Davidson

Location Manager

Shireen Dianne

Other

Brendan Dolan

Additional Source Music

Mario Duran

Assistant Hair

Mario Duran

Assistant Makeup

William Ewart

Music Supervisor

Daniel Falcone

Sound Apprentice

Mara Feder

Other

Jakki Fink

Casting

Jennifer Gilanna

Grip Intern

Elizabeth Gill

1st Assistant Director

Angel Gonzalez

Other

Fergus Grant

Editing Room Assistant

Niall Grant

Editing Apprentice

Marlena Grzaslewicz

Dialogue Editor

Dave Guerra

Transportation Captain

Mary E Gullikson

Set Decoration

Philip Harrison

Editing Apprentice

Dean Hayasaka

Gaffer

Shawn Haynes

2nd Assistant Director

Shawn Haynes

Extras Casting

Todd Haynes

Screenwriter

Ted Hope

Executive Producer

Reeve Howard

Tech Production Assistant

Francesca Iorillo

2nd Assistant Director

Sakae Ishikawa

1st Assistant Editor

Dean Jackson

Key Grip

Elliot Jacobson

Boom Operator

Yvonne Jean

Set Dresser

Melanie P. Jones

On-Set Dresser

Brian A Kates

Post-Production Supervisor

Brian A Kates

2nd Assistant Editor

Ernest Kerns

Associate Producer

Alex Klabukov

Dolly Grip

Jennifer Kogan

Production Assistant

Eva M. Kolodner

Post-Production Supervisor

Linda Krantz

Key Set Production Assistant

Deborah Larson

Key Hairstylist

Deborah Larson

Key Makeup

Chris Laurence

Key Makeup

Chris Laurence

Key Hairstylist

Lindsay Law

Executive Producer

Paige Litz

Production Assistant

James Lyons

Editor

Eric Mclane

Editing Apprentice

Eric Mclane

Production Assistant

Chris Mendoza

Transportation Captain

Susan Mengal

Art Department Intern

Mirka Morales

Other

Ray Morfino

Color Timer

John Morriseau

Key Set Production Assistant

Alex Nepomniaschy

Director Of Photography

David Novack

Rerecording Mixer

Sean Paul O'connell

Craft Service

Tim O'shea

Sound Editor

Donna Owen

Other

Melanie Paizis

On-Set Dresser

Christina Peters

Assistant (To The Director)

Mark V Phillips

Dailies Editor

Bobby Quillard

Production Assistant

Sally Reed

Props Assistant

Greg Reeves

Other

Jaime Reynoso

Other

Anthony Rivero Stabley

Art Director

Lisa Riznikove

Production Coordinator

Kerrec Ronnel Williams

Bestboy Electric

Saly Rowe

Sound Apprentice

Peter Sbring

Transportation Coordinator

James Schamus

Executive Producer

Eileen Schreiber

Editing Room Assistant

Larry Schwartz

Props Assistant

Leticia Sipos

Other

Chris Slivar

Art Department Intern

Julie Stalker-wilde

Editing Apprentice

Nancy Steiner

Costume Designer

Kathy Stewart

Property Master

Susan Strine

Editing Room Assistant

Jim Sweeney

Other

Gabor Szitanyi

Still Photographer

V Renee Taylor

Assistant Sound Editor

Ed Tomney

Music Composer

Barbara Tuss

Script Supervisor

Christine Vachon

Producer

Glen N Wade

Grip

Kristen Wheeler

3rd Grip

Stacey Winkler

Casting Intern

Guillremina Zabala

Other

Lauren Zalaznick

Video Segement Editor

Lauren Zalaznick

Producer

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Genre
Drama
Medical
Thriller
Release Date
1995
Production Company
American Playhouse; Film4 Productions; Sound One; The Effects House
Distribution Company
Sony Pictures Classics; Metro Tartan Distributors; Pyramide Distribution; Pyramide Films; Sony Pictures Classics; Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 59m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of the 1995 award for Best Cinematography from the Boston Society of Film Critics.

Expanded Release in United States July 28, 1995

Expanded Release in United States June 30, 1995

Released in United States 1995

Released in United States 1996

Released in United States January 1995

Released in United States July 1995

Released in United States June 1995

Released in United States November 1995

Released in United States on Video January 2, 1996

Released in United States September 1996

Released in United States Summer June 23, 1995

Shown at London Film Festival (U.S. Independents) November 2-19, 1995.

Shown at London Lesbian & Gay Film Festival as part of program "Queer Boys Go Straight" March 21 - April 4, 1996.

Shown at New York Lesbian & Gay Film Festival June 1-11, 1995.

Shown at Philadelphia International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival July 6-16, 1995.

Shown at Rotterdam International Film Festival January 24 - February 4, 1996.

Shown at Seattle International Film Festival May 18 - June 11, 1995.

Began shooting January 3, 1994.

Completed shooting February 13, 1994.

Released in United States 1995 (Shown at Seattle International Film Festival May 18 - June 11, 1995.)

Released in United States 1996 (Shown at London Lesbian & Gay Film Festival as part of program "Queer Boys Go Straight" March 21 - April 4, 1996.)

Released in United States 1996 (Shown at Rotterdam International Film Festival January 24 - February 4, 1996.)

Released in United States on Video January 2, 1996

Released in United States June 1995 (Shown at New York Lesbian & Gay Film Festival June 1-11, 1995.)

Released in United States Summer June 23, 1995

Expanded Release in United States June 30, 1995

Released in United States July 1995 (Shown at Philadelphia International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival July 6-16, 1995.)

Released in United States November 1995 (Shown at London Film Festival (U.S. Independents) November 2-19, 1995.)

Released in United States September 1996 (Shown in New York City (Anthology Film Archives) as part of program "Best of the Indies" September 5-15, 1996.)

Expanded Release in United States July 28, 1995

Released in United States January 1995 (Shown at Sundance Film Festival (Centerpiece Premiere) in Park City, Utah January 19-29, 1995.)