Running with Scissors (2006)

Running with Scissors
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating R
Runtime 1hr 56mins.
Genres Drama, Adaptation, Comedy, Period
Keywords 1970s, adolescence, dramedy, memoir, mental illness, novel, psychological, writing
Status Released
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Bill Evans Song ("Waltz For Debby") 120859 8000007
Bill Evans Trio Song Performer ("Very Early") 120788 8000049
Vince Guaraldi Trio Song Performer ("O Tannenbaum") 120788 8000050
Anita Louise Brown Costumer n/a 120880 13000003
Krishna Ribeiro Costumer n/a 120880 13000004
Jenny Eagan Costumer n/a 120880 13000005
Julie Silverman Costume Supervisor n/a 120895 13000002
Pete Sutton Extras Casting n/a 120851 10000003
David Rapaport Casting Associate n/a 160 10000002
Barbara Harris Voice Casting n/a 189 10000004
Deanna Brigidi-Stewart Casting Assistant n/a 177 10000005
Lou Eyrich Costume Designer n/a 169 13000001
Jennifer Holyfield Costumer (For Ms Bening) 120880 13000006
Laurel E Kelly Hair Stylist n/a 120799 13000008
Stephanie Fowler Makeup Artist n/a 120801 13000014
Zoe Hay Makeup Artist n/a 120801 13000015
Chris Navarro ADR ADR Recordist 120912 14000001
Eric Thompson ADR Mixer n/a 227 14000002
Eryn Krueger Makeup Artist n/a 120801 13000013
Julie Hewett Makeup (For Ms Bening) 353 13000012
Mali Finn Casting Director n/a 157 10000001
Elisa Marsh Hair Stylist n/a 120799 13000009
Cydney Cornell Hair Stylist (For Ms Bening) 120799 13000010
Christine Wada Key Costumer n/a 351 13000011
Stacey K Black Hair Stylist n/a 120799 13000007
Mark Kersey Greensman n/a 201 9000007
Average White Band Song Performer ("Pick Up The Pieces") 120788 8000052
Phoebe Snow Song Performer ("Poetry Man") 120788 8000054
Telepopmusik Song Performer ("Another Day") 120788 8000055
Al Stewart Song Performer ("Year Of The Cat") 120788 8000056
Elton John Song Performer ("Bennie And The Jets") 120788 8000048
10cc Song Performer ("The Things We Do For Love") 120788 8000047
Kronos Quartet Song Performer ("Waltz For Debby") 120788 8000043
The 5th Dimension Song Performer ("One Less Bell To Answer") 120788 8000044
Capella Istropolitana Song Performer ("Spring" from The Four Seasons) 120788 8000045
Nat King Cole Song Performer ("Quizas, Quizas, Quizas (Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps)") 120788 8000046
Catherine Feeney Song Performer ("Mr. Blue") 120788 8000057
Manfred Mann's Earth Band Song Performer ("Blinded By The Light") 120788 8000058
Brendon Crigler Set Dresser n/a 197 9000004
Terry Adams Set Dresser On-Set Dresser 197 9000005
James Motyl Leadman n/a 433 9000006
Luis Galadames Assistant Sound Editor n/a 222 14000003
Lorin Flemming Art Director n/a 183 9000003
Matthew Flood Ferguson Set Decorator n/a 165 9000002
Tex Beneke Song Performer ("Blue Champagne") 120788 8000059
Crosby, Stills & Nash Song Performer ("Teach Your Children") 120788 8000060
Richard Sherman Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
Marissa Zajack Art Department Coordinator n/a 195 9000008
Gunnar T Walter Boom Operator n/a 215 14000004
Ian Kay Property Master n/a 120805 24000001
Christopher Redmond Props n/a 120817 24000002
Alexis Martin Assistant (To Mr Murphy) 120820 25000001
David Showers Assistant (To Mr Gardner) 120820 25000002
Tom Mertz Special Effects Coordinator n/a 241 23000002
Kenneth C Clark Special Effects Foreman n/a 250 23000001
Samuel H Brinson Construction Foreman n/a 277 21000001
Michael Wynands Construction Foreman Labor Foreman 277 21000002
Paul M Rohrbaugh III Construction Foreman Paint Foreman 277 21000003
Joseph C Fama Construction Coordinator n/a 276 21000004
Meredith Mohr Assistant (For Ms Bening) 120820 25000003
Crisoforo Aguilar Production Assistant n/a 275 25000004
Christopher Grizey Production Assistant n/a 275 25000011
Dana E Crocker Jr. Transportation Captain n/a 272 25000012
Ed Nassaney Transportation Co-Captain n/a 120973 25000013
Spooky Stevens Unit Publicist n/a 231 29000001
Chelsey Cardon Production Assistant n/a 275 25000010
Andrew Weaver Production Assistant n/a 275 25000009
Joseph May Production Assistant n/a 275 25000005
Jessica Sieben Production Assistant n/a 275 25000006
William Cotton Production Assistant n/a 275 25000007
Melissa J Engle Production Assistant n/a 275 25000008
Noon Orsatti Stunt Coordinator n/a 120804 19000002
Tom Ficke Stunt Coordinator n/a 120804 19000001
Jed M Dodge Sound Editor n/a 229 14000011
Rickley W Dumm Sound Editor n/a 229 14000012
Todd Niesen Sound Editor n/a 229 14000013
Marc A Gilmartin Sound Mixer n/a 230 14000014
Sarah Payne Sound Editor n/a 229 14000010
Russell Farmarco Sound Editor n/a 229 14000009
Catherine Harper Foley Artist n/a 223 14000005
Chris Morianna Foley Artist n/a 223 14000006
Darrin Mann Foley Mixer n/a 224 14000007
Frank Gaeta Sound Design n/a 120905 14000008
Rick Ash Sound Mixer n/a 230 14000015
Terry Rodman Sound Mixer n/a 230 14000016
Jerry W Mundy Jr. Chief Lighting Technician n/a 357 15000006
Wayne Kosky Best Boy Grip n/a 265 15000007
Terri Greening Production Accountant n/a 282 16000001
Beth Bargas Assistant Accountant n/a 120950 16000002
Charles Crivier Dolly Grip n/a 264 15000005
Greg Hewett Key Grip n/a 263 15000004
Patrick Giraudi Sound Mixer n/a 230 14000017
Jerry Day Rigging Grip Rigging Key Grip 120944 15000001
Andrew Glover Lighting Technician n/a 120907 15000002
Jay Byerly Lighting Technician Rigging Chief Lighting Technician 120907 15000003
Graham Nash Song ("Teach Your Children") 120859 8000042
Nat King Cole Song ("Stardust") 120859 8000041
Augusten Burroughs Source Material (from novel: "Running with Scissors") 120786 4000002
Christopher Griffin Unit Production Manager n/a 182 5000001
Dirk Craft Assistant Director n/a 163 5000002
Elenie Mansalis Assistant Director n/a 163 5000003
Ryan Murphy Screenplay (adaptation) 120778 4000001
Bonnie Weis Co-Producer n/a 170 3000007
Dede Gardner Producer n/a 3 3000003
Ryan Murphy Producer n/a 3 3000004
Steve Samuels Executive Producer n/a 174 3000005
Augusten Burroughs Co-Producer n/a 170 3000006
Maura McKeown Assistant Director 2nd Second Assistant Director 163 5000004
Tim Pedegana Post-Production Supervisor n/a 120796 5000005
John Scott Camera Operator n/a 239 6000002
Chris Duskin Camera Operator n/a 239 6000003
Dan Kneece Steadicam Operator n/a 232 6000004
Henry Tirl Steadicam Operator n/a 232 6000005
Christopher Baffa Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
David Henke Assistant Location Manager n/a 194 5000010
Robert Foulkes Location Manager n/a 193 5000006
Diana Valentine Script Supervisor n/a 191 5000007
Eve Watterson Production Coordinator n/a 162 5000008
Rorie D Van Klaveren Assistant Production Coordinator n/a 192 5000009
Brad Pitt Producer n/a 3 3000002
Brad Grey Producer n/a 3 3000001
Kristin Chenoweth Actor Fern Stewart 1 1000008
Jill Clayburgh Actor Agnes Finch 1 1000009
Gabrielle Union Actor Dorothy 1 1000010
Patrick Wilson Actor Michael Shephard 1 1000011
Gwyneth Paltrow Actor Hope Finch 1 1000007
Alec Baldwin Actor Norman Burroughs 1 1000006
Brian Cox Actor Dr Finch 1 1000002
Joseph Fiennes Actor Neil Bookman 1 1000003
Evan Rachel Wood Actor Natalie Finch 1 1000004
Joseph Cross Actor Augusten Burroughs 1 1000005
Dagmara Dominczyk Actor Suzanne 1 1000012
Colleen Camp Actor Joan 1 1000013
Bonnie Weis Actor Cocktail Waitress 1 1000020
Dakotah Masset Actor Waitress 1 1000021
Marianne Muellerleile Actor Nurse 1 1000022
Ryan Murphy Director n/a 2 2000001
William Carter Actor Officer Button 1 1000019
Julie Remala Actor Restaurant Waitress 1 1000018
Jack Kaeding Actor Six-year-old Augusten Burroughs 1 1000014
Gabriel Guedj Actor Poo 1 1000015
Nancy Cassaro Actor Christy (1978 Poetry Club) 1 1000016
Omid Abtahi Actor Restaurant Manager 1 1000017
Clyde E Bryan Assistant Camera n/a 233 6000006
Bob Hall Assistant Camera n/a 233 6000007
Robbie McIntosh Song ("Pick Up The Pieces") 120859 8000025
Hamish Stuart Song ("Pick Up The Pieces") 120859 8000026
Vince Guaraldi Song ("My Little Drum") 120859 8000027
Phoebe Snow Song ("Poetry Man") 120859 8000028
Owen McIntyre Song ("Pick Up The Pieces") 120859 8000024
Alan Gorrie Song ("Pick Up The Pieces") 120859 8000023
Ernst Anschütz Song ("O Tannenbaum") 120859 8000018
Bill Evans Trio Song ("Re: Person I Knew") 120859 8000020
Roger Ball Song ("Pick Up The Pieces") 120859 8000021
Malcolm Duncan Song ("Pick Up The Pieces") 120859 8000022
Fabrice Dumont Song ("Another Day") 120859 8000029
Stephane Haeri Song ("Another Day") 120859 8000030
Grady Watts Song ("Blue Champagne") 120859 8000037
Jimmy Eaton Song ("Blue Champagne") 120859 8000038
Hoagy Carmichael Song ("Stardust") 120859 8000039
Mitchell Parish Song ("Stardust") 120859 8000040
Frank Ryerson Song ("Blue Champagne") 120859 8000036
Bruce Springsteen Song ("Blinded By The Light") 120859 8000035
Christophe Hetier Song ("Another Day") 120859 8000031
Al Stewart Song ("Year Of The Cat") 120859 8000032
Peter Wood Song ("Year Of The Cat") 120859 8000033
Catherine Feeney Song ("Mr. Blue") 120859 8000034
Bernie Taupin Song ("Bennie And The Jets") 120859 8000016
Elton John Song ("Bennie And The Jets") 120859 8000015
Brad Buecker Assistant Editor n/a 203 7000003
Jennifer Hatton Assistant Editor n/a 203 7000004
James Levine Composer n/a 120836 8000001
Jennifer Reeve Music Coordinator n/a 206 8000002
Mo Henry Negative Cutter n/a 556 7000002
Byron Smith Editor n/a 172 7000001
Suzanne M Trucks Assistant Camera n/a 233 6000008
Doug Price Assistant Camera n/a 233 6000009
Suzanne Tenner Photography Still Photographer 120835 6000010
Jim Passon Color Timer n/a 120921 6000011
Tom Trafalski Music Editor n/a 214 8000003
P J Bloom Music Supervisor n/a 120872 8000004
Antonio Vivaldi Song ("Spring" from The Four Seasons) 120859 8000011
Osvaldo Farres Song ("Quizas, Quizas, Quizas (Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps)") 120859 8000012
Graham Gouldman Song ("The Things We Do For Love") 120859 8000013
Eric Stewart Song ("The Things We Do For Love") 120859 8000014
Hal David Song ("One Less Bell To Answer") 120859 8000010
Burt Bacharach Song ("One Less Bell To Answer") 120859 8000009
Alessandro Alessandroni Song ("Bossa Whistle") 120859 8000005
Giuliano Sorgini Song ("Bossa Whistle") 120859 8000006
Gene Lees Song ("Waltz For Debby") 120859 8000008
Annette Bening Actor Deirdre Burroughs 1 1000001
Synopsis
In 1971, the neatness-obsessed but sharply observant 6-year-old Augusten finds himself trapped between his troubled parents: his mother Deirdre, an unpublished--not to mention unstable--confessional poet with delusions of being hugely famous; and his father Norman, an alcoholic math professor who long ago gave up trying to solve the riddle of his wife's problems or his son's precocious behavior. When the Burroughs' marriage goes to pieces, Deirdre signs up for therapy with the eccentric Dr. Finch, a highly unconventional shrink who takes the family under his wing. From the beginning, Augusten is suspicious of Dr. Finch's peculiarities, but when Dr. Finch fails to save the Burroughs' marriage, Augusten's life takes an even more wrenching turn. While Deirdre is packed off to a motel to continue her Valium-aided therapy, Augusten is sent to live in the Finch family home--a kind of Brady-Bunch-gone-bad world where for some dog kibble is a snack, sedatives are consumed like candy and grand prophecies emerge from the bathroom. Soon Augusten unwittingly becomes part of the family comprised of: the shell-shocked Mrs. Finch, "Bible-dipping" daughter Hope, disco-rebel daughter Natalie and Neil Bookman, the disturbed, 35-year-old, "adopted" son who lives in a shed at the back of the house; along the way Augusten descends into a kind of surreal childhood hell. Yet, he also finds optimism among the horror, hilarity in the insanity and even love amid the dilapidated ruins as he never loses his spirit or his resilience.