The Master

The Master (2012)

Every man needs a guide.

  • Genre: Drama
  • Release Date: 2012-09-07
  • User Rating: 7.2/10 from 1371 ratings
  • Runtime: 2h 17min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Annapurna Pictures
  • Production Country: United States of America
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Freddie, a volatile, heavy-drinking veteran who suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder, finds some semblance of a family when he stumbles onto the ship of Lancaster Dodd, the charismatic leader of a new "religion" he forms after World War II.

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  • Joaquin Phoenix

    as Freddie Quell
  • Philip Seymour Hoffman

    as Lancaster Dodd
  • Amy Adams

    as Peggy Dodd
  • Laura Dern

    as Helen
  • Jesse Plemons

    as Val Dodd
  • Ambyr Childers

    as Elizabeth Dodd
  • Rami Malek

    as Clark
  • Madisen Beaty

    as Doris Solstad
  • Kevin J. O'Connor

    as Bill White
  • Patty McCormack

    as Mildred Drummond
  • Lena Endre

    as Mrs. Solstad
  • Barbara Brownell

    as Margaret O'Brien
  • Amy Ferguson

    as Martha the Salesgirl
  • Jennifer Neala Page

    as Winn Manchester
  • Christopher Evan Welch

    as John More
  • Mike Howard

    as Rorschach Doctor
  • Bruce Goodchild

    as V.A. Doctor / Interview
  • Frank Bettag

    as Frank
  • Mimi Cozzens

    as Chi Chi Crawford
  • Jillian Bell

    as Susan Gregory
  • Joshua Close

    as Wayne Gregory
  • Martin Dew

    as Norman Conrad
  • Kevin J. Walsh

    as Cliff Boyd
  • Brady Rubin

    as Michelle Mortimer
  • Jill Andre

    as Beatrice Campbell
  • Barlow Jacobs

    as James Sullivan
  • David Warshofsky

    as Philadeelphia Police
  • Tom Knickerbocker

    as Judge
  • Mari Kearney

    as Dancer
  • Fiona Dourif

    as Dancer
  • Melora Walters

    as Band (Voice)
Directing Paul Thomas Anderson Director
Writing Paul Thomas Anderson Writer
Sound Jonny Greenwood Original Music Composer
Camera Mihai Mălaimare Jr. Director of Photography
Editing Leslie Jones Editor
Production Cassandra Kulukundis Casting
Art David Crank Production Design
Art Jack Fisk Production Design
Art Amy Wells Set Decoration
Costume & Make-Up Mark Bridges Costume Design
Editing Peter McNulty Editor
Camera Chuck Zlotnick Still Photographer
Camera Phil Bray Still Photographer
Directing Jillian Giacomini Script Supervisor
Sound Michael Semanick Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Sound Christopher Scarabosio Sound Designer
Sound Christopher Scarabosio Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Sound Christopher Scarabosio Supervising Sound Editor
Sound Matthew Wood Supervising Sound Editor
Sound David Acord Sound Effects Editor
Sound Mark Ulano Sound mixer
Costume & Make-Up Wendy M. Craig Costume Supervisor
Editing Paula Greatbatch First Assistant Editor
Editing Brendan Walsh First Assistant Editor
Costume & Make-Up Miia Kovero Hair Department Head
Costume & Make-Up Kate Biscoe Makeup Department Head
Sound Linda Cohen Music Supervisor
Sound Graeme Stewart Music Editor
Crew Robert T. Chestnut Transportation Captain
Crew Garrett Warren Stunt Coordinator
Art Conner McKinley Art Department Coordinator
Production Paul Thomas Anderson Producer
Production Megan Ellison Producer
Production Daniel Lupi Producer
Production JoAnne Sellar Producer
Costume & Make-Up Germicka Barclay Hairstylist
Costume & Make-Up Aurora Bergere Key Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Melody Levy Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Andrea Pino Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Robert Wilson Hairstylist
Directing Adam Somner First Assistant Director
Art John P. Goldsmith Set Designer
Art Bill Holmquist Construction Coordinator
Art Jim Krase Construction Foreman
Art C.J. Maguire Property Master
Sound Malcolm Fife Foley Editor
Sound Kevin Sellers Foley Editor
Crew Michael Lantieri Special Effects Coordinator
Camera Colin Anderson Camera Operator
Lighting Michael Bauman Chief Lighting Technician
Costume & Make-Up Cookie Lopez Key Set Costumer
Costume & Make-Up Donna Marcione Pollack Key Costumer
Production Demelza Cronin Production Coordinator
Sound Steve Slanec Dialogue Editor
Sound Cheryl Nardi Dialogue Editor
Sound Kim Foscato Dialogue Editor
Production Adam Somner Executive Producer
Production Ted Schipper Executive Producer