Ask the Dust

Ask the Dust (2006)

Passion and ambition drive two dreamers in 1930s LA. Their love affair is ferocious and hot-blooded as they fight the city and themselves to make their dreams come true.

  • Genre: Drama, Romance
  • Release Date: 2006-02-02
  • User Rating: 5.4/10 from 70 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 57min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Paramount
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director:
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Mexican beauty Camilla hopes to rise above her station by marrying a wealthy American. That is complicated by meeting Arturo Bandini, a first-generation Italian hoping to land a writing career and a blue-eyed blonde on his arm.

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  • Colin Farrell

    as Arturo Bandini
  • Salma Hayek

    as Camilla Lopez
  • Donald Sutherland

    as Hellfrick
  • Eileen Atkins

    as Mrs. Hargraves
  • Idina Menzel

    as Vera Rivkin
  • Justin Kirk

    as Sammy
  • William Mapother

    as Bill
  • Tamara Craig Thomas

    as Sally
  • Dion Basco

    as Patricio
  • Jeremy Crutchley

    as Solomon
  • Natasha Staples

    as Denver Librarian
  • Paul Rylander

    as Harold the Bartender
  • Ronald France

    as Columbia Sweeper
  • Wayne Harrison

    as Heilman
  • Donna Mosley

    as Red Headed Girl
  • Tamara Marie Watson

    as Sally (uncredited)
  • Richard Schickel

    as H. L. Mencken (voice)
Writing Robert Towne Screenplay
Directing Robert Towne Director
Camera Caleb Deschanel Director of Photography
Editing Robert K. Lambert Editor
Production Tom Cruise Producer
Production Christopher Roberts Producer
Art Nancy Haigh Set Decoration
Writing John Fante Novel
Production Hank McCann Casting
Production Bob Knotek Casting
Sound Ramin Djawadi Original Music Composer
Sound Heitor Pereira Original Music Composer
Costume & Make-Up Albert Wolsky Costume Design
Costume & Make-Up Jenny Shircore Makeup Designer
Costume & Make-Up Jenny Shircore Hair Designer
Art Dennis Gassner Production Design
Production Redmond Morris Executive Producer
Production Mark Roemmich Executive Producer
Production David Selvan Executive Producer
Production Andreas Schmid Executive Producer
Production Andreas Grosch Executive Producer
Production Christopher Roberts Executive Producer
Production Paula Wagner Producer
Production Don Granger Producer
Production Jonas McCord Producer
Production Alan Shearer Unit Production Manager
Directing Tommy Gormley First Assistant Director
Directing Sarah Purser Second Assistant Director
Crew Grant Hulley Stunt Coordinator
Crew Daryl Andrews Stunts
Crew Dermot Brogan Stunts
Crew Kerry Gregg Stunts
Crew Dan Hirst Stunts
Crew Jake Mervine Stunts
Crew John Smith Stunts
Crew Franz Spilhaus Stunts
Crew Janine Wyatt-Mair Stunts
Production Galit Hakmon McCord Co-Producer
Production Kia Jam Co-Producer
Crew Debbi Bossi Post Production Supervisor
Art Richard L. Johnson Supervising Art Director
Art Tom Hannam Art Direction
Camera Pete Cavaciuti Camera Operator
Camera Pete Cavaciuti Steadicam Operator
Camera Danie du Toit First Assistant Camera
Camera Adi Visser First Assistant Camera
Camera Sean Rau Second Assistant Camera
Camera Neil Baillie Second Assistant Camera
Camera Michael Corker Camera Loader
Directing Sally Jones Script Supervisor
Crew Anthony English Video Assist Operator
Sound Nico Louw Sound Mixer
Sound Jurgen Human Boom Operator
Sound Bernard Marcus Boom Operator
Art Hope M. Parrish Property Master
Production Robert Bentley Location Manager
Art Paige Augustine Set Dresser
Costume & Make-Up Moira Anne Meyer Costume Supervisor
Costume & Make-Up Colin Polson Hairstylist
Costume & Make-Up Sue Michael Makeup Artist
Art Louise Martin Art Department Coordinator
Camera David Bloomer Still Photographer
Art Clive Pollick Construction Coordinator
Crew Bradley Sweetman Transportation Coordinator
Sound Scott Hecker Supervising Sound Editor
Sound Bob Baron ADR Mixer
Sound Mark Pappas Foley Editor
Sound Joe Dorn Supervising ADR Editor
Production Barbara Harris ADR Voice Casting
Sound Sally Boldt Music Editor
Editing Jim Passon Color Timer
Editing Kenny Becker Color Timer
Crew Warren Beatty Thanks
Sound Sarah Monat Foley Artist
Sound Robin Harlan Foley Artist
Sound Randy Singer Foley Mixer
Sound Eric A. Norris Sound Effects Editor
Sound Michael Babcock Sound Effects Editor
Sound Byron Wilson Dialogue Editor
Sound Elizabeth Kenton Dialogue Editor
Sound Thom Brennan Assistant Sound Editor
Sound Roy Seeger Assistant Sound Editor
Sound Greg ten Bosch Assistant Sound Editor