The Man Who Wasn't There

The Man Who Wasn't There (2001)

The more you see, the less you really know.

  • Genre: Crime, Thriller
  • Release Date: 2001-10-26
  • User Rating: 7.6/10 from 907 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 56min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: The KL Line
  • Production Country: United Kingdom, United States of America
  • Directors: , .
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A tale of murder, crime and punishment set in the summer of 1949. Ed Crane, a barber in a small California town, is dissatisfied with his life, but his wife Doris' infidelity and a mysterious opportunity presents him with a chance to change it.

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  • Billy Bob Thornton

    as Ed Crane
  • Frances McDormand

    as Doris Crane
  • Michael Badalucco

    as Frank
  • James Gandolfini

    as Big Dave Brewster
  • Scarlett Johansson

    as Birdy Abundas
  • Jon Polito

    as Creighton Tolliver
  • Richard Jenkins

    as Walter Abundas
  • Tony Shalhoub

    as Freddy Riedenschneider
  • Gregg Binkley

    as The New Man
  • Katherine Borowitz

    as Ann Nirdlinger Brewster
  • Christopher Kriesa

    as Officer Persky
  • Brian Haley

    as Officer Krebs
  • Jack McGee

    as P.I. Burns
  • Alan Fudge

    as Dr. Diedrickson
  • Lilyan Chauvin

    as Medium
  • Adam Alexi-Malle

    as Jacques Carcanogues
  • Ted Rooney

    as Bingo Caller
Camera Roger Deakins Director of Photography
Writing Joel Coen Screenplay
Directing Joel Coen Director
Editing Joel Coen Editor
Writing Ethan Coen Screenplay
Directing Ethan Coen Director
Editing Ethan Coen Editor
Production Ethan Coen Producer
Sound Carter Burwell Original Music Composer
Editing Tricia Cooke Editor
Production John Cameron Co-Producer
Production Ellen Chenoweth Casting
Art Dennis Gassner Production Design
Sound Eugene Gearty Sound Designer
Production Tim Bevan Executive Producer
Production Eric Fellner Executive Producer
Costume & Make-Up Mary Zophres Costume Design
Sound Skip Lievsay Supervising Sound Editor
Sound Skip Lievsay Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Art Chris Gorak Art Direction
Art Chris L. Spellman Set Decoration
Production Robert Graf Associate Producer
Sound Fred Rosenberg Dialogue Editor
Costume & Make-Up Amy Schmiederer Key Makeup Artist
Camera Melinda Sue Gordon Still Photographer
Sound Jerry Ross Sound Editor
Costume & Make-Up Paul LeBlanc Hair Designer
Costume & Make-Up Joani Yarbrough Key Hair Stylist
Costume & Make-Up Lynne K. Eagan Makeup Artist
Directing Donald Murphy Script Supervisor
Production Michelle Wright Executive In Charge Of Production