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8 Dec 1999

3 hr 8 min


Things fall down. People look up. And when it rains, it pours.
An epic mosaic of many interrelated characters in search of happiness, forgiveness, and meaning in the San Fernando Valley.


Status: Released
Country: USA
Languages: English, French, German
Awards: Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 28 wins & 51 nominations.
Budget: $37M


Lynn Harris (Executive Producer)
Paul Thomas Anderson (Producer)
JoAnne Sellar (Producer)
Daniel Lupi (Producer)
Michael De Luca (Executive Producer)
Dylan Tichenor (Producer)




Julianne Moore (as Linda Partridge)
William H. Macy (as Donnie Smith)
John C. Reilly (as Jim Kurring)
Tom Cruise (as Frank T.J. Mackey)
Philip Baker Hall (as Jimmy Gator)
Philip Seymour Hoffman (as Phil Parma)
Jason Robards (as Earl Partridge)
Alfred Molina (as Solomon Solomon)
Melora Walters (as Claudia Wilson Gator)
Michael Bowen (as Rick Spector)
Jeremy Blackman (as Stanley Spector)
Emmanuel Johnson (as Dixon)
Melinda Dillon (as Rose Gator)
April Grace (as Gwenovier)
Felicity Huffman (as Cynthia)
Orlando Jones (as Worm)
Ricky Jay (as Narrator · Burt Ramsey)
Patton Oswalt (as Delmer Darion)
Neil Flynn (as Stanley Berry)
Henry Gibson (as Thurston Howell)
Miriam Margolyes (as Faye Barringer)
Michael Murphy (as Alan Kligman Esq.)
Genevieve Zweig (as Mrs. Godfrey)
Pat Healy (as Sir Edmund William Godfrey · Young Pharmacy Kid)
Thomas Jane (as Young Jimmy Gator)
Luis Guzmán (as Luis)
Clark Gregg (as WDKK Floor Director)