Being There

Being There (1979)

Getting there is half the fun; being there is all of it!

  • Genre: Comedy, Drama
  • Release Date: 1979-12-19
  • User Rating: 7.6/10 from 812 ratings
  • Runtime: 2h 10min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: United Artists
  • Production Country: Germany, United States of America
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A simple-minded gardener named Chance has spent all his life in the Washington D.C. house of an old man. When the man dies, Chance is put out on the street with no knowledge of the world except what he has learned from television.

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    Production Lynn Stalmaster Casting
    Production Charles Mulvehill Producer
    Production Charles Mulvehill Associate Producer
    Directing Hal Ashby Director
    Art Michael D. Haller Production Design
    Camera Caleb Deschanel Director of Photography
    Sound Johnny Mandel Original Music Composer
    Editing Don Zimmerman Editor
    Costume & Make-Up May Routh Costume Design
    Sound Frank E. Warner Supervising Sound Effects Editor
    Writing Robert C. Jones Screenplay
    Production Andrew Braunsberg Producer
    Writing Jerzy Kosiński Screenplay
    Writing Jerzy Kosiński Novel
    Production Jack Schwartzman Executive Producer
    Costume & Make-Up Frank Westmore Makeup Artist
    Sound Donald O. Mitchell Sound Re-Recording Mixer
    Costume & Make-Up Charles H. Schram Makeup Artist
    Sound Jeff Wexler Sound Mixer