Whatever Works (2009)

Whatever Works
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating PG 13
Runtime 1hr 32mins.
Genres Romantic Comedy
Keywords N/A
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Larry David Actor Boris 1 1000001
Evan Wood Actor Melody 1 1000002
Patricia Clarkson Actor Marietta 1 1000003
Ed Begley Actor John 1 1000004
Conleth Hill Actor Brockman 1 1000005
Henry Cavill Actor Randy 1 1000006
John Gallagher Actor Perry 1 1000007
Jessica Hecht Actor Helena 1 1000008
Carolyn McCormick Actor Jessica 1 1000009
Christopher Welch Actor Howard 1 1000010
Adam Brooks Actor Boris's Friend 1 1000011
Lyle Kanouse Actor Boris's Friend 1 1000012
Michael McKean Actor Boris's Friend 1 1000013
Clifford Dickson Actor Boy on Street 1 1000014
Yolonda Ross Actor Boy's Mother 1 1000015
Samantha Bee Actor Chess Mother 1 1000016
Marcia De Bonis Actor Lady at Chinese Restaurant 1 1000017
Willa Cuthrell-Tuttleman Actor Chess Girl 1 1000018
Nicole Patrick Actor Perry's Friend 1 1000019
Olek Krupa Actor Morgenstern 1 1000020
Lindsay Nader Actor Television Voice 1 1000021
Armand Schultz Actor Television Voice 1 1000022
Woody Allen Director n/a 2 2000001
Letty Aronson Producer n/a 3 3000001
Stephen Tenenbaum Producer n/a 3 3000002
Vincent Maraval Executive Producer n/a 174 3000003
Brahim Chioua Executive Producer n/a 174 3000004
Helen Robin Co-Producer n/a 170 3000005
Jack Rollins Co-Executive Producer n/a 185 3000006
Charles Joffe Co-Executive Producer n/a 185 3000007
Woody Allen Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Helen Robin Unit Production Manager n/a 182 5000001
Richard Patrick Assistant Director n/a 163 5000002
Murphy Occhino Assistant Director n/a 163 5000003
Christie Mullen Location Manager n/a 193 5000004
Jessica Lichtner Script Supervisor n/a 191 5000005
Scott Kordish Production Coordinator n/a 162 5000006
Susan Silas Location Scout n/a 311 5000007
Gine Lui Location Scout n/a 311 5000009
Colby Shrefler Location Assistant n/a 120947 5000010
Joshua Shull Location Assistant n/a 120947 5000011
Nathan Shull Location Assistant n/a 120947 5000012
Dan Majkut DGA Trainee n/a 120878 5000013
Amy Trachtman Assistant Production Coordinator n/a 192 5000014
Lynn Powers Assistant Location Manager n/a 194 5000015
Elizabeth Klenk Assistant Location Manager n/a 194 5000016
John Spady Assistant Location Manager n/a 194 5000017
Harris Savides Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Kyle Rudolph Camera Operator n/a 239 6000002
Tim Norman Assistant Camera n/a 233 6000003
Matt Balzarini Assistant Camera n/a 233 6000004
Adrianne Jorge Projectionist n/a 121104 6000005
Jessica Miglio Photography Still Photographer 120835 6000006
Adriano Brunatto Loader Camera Loader 120956 6000007
Dana Bloder Film Lab Digital Opticals Producer(Technicolor) 120850 6000008
Brian Umana Dailies Dailies Intern 120999 6000009
Joe Violante Dailies Dailies Advisor(Technicolor) 120999 6000010
Tim Stipan Colorist Digital Opticals Colorist(Technicolor) 120920 6000011
Terry Claborn Color Timer (No, Hollywood) 120921 6000012
Alisa Lepselter Editor n/a 172 7000001
Mo Henry Negative Cutter n/a 556 7000002
Morgan Neville Assistant Editor n/a 203 7000003
Kate Itzkowitz Assistant Editor n/a 203 7000004
Jill Meyers Music Music Clearances 120781 8000001
Bert Kalmar Song ("Hello I Must Be Going") 120859 8000002
Harry Ruby Song ("Hello I Must Be Going") 120859 8000003
Ludwig Beethoven Song ("Symphony No.9 In D Minor, Op.125 'Choral' - Molto Vivace") 120859 8000004
Ray Ronnei Song ("Salty Bubble") 120859 8000005
Heinz Kiessling Song ("Butterfly By") 120859 8000006
Mildred Hill Song ("Happy Birthday To You") 120859 8000007
Patty Hill Song ("Happy Birthday To You") 120859 8000008
Werner Tautz Song ("Honeymoon Swoon") 120859 8000009
Henry Creamer Song ("If I Could Be With You (One Hour Tonight)") 120859 8000010
James Johnson Song ("If I Could Be With You (One Hour Tonight)") 120859 8000011
Kent Buchanaon Song ("Buttmeat Boogie") 120859 8000012
Paul Taylor Song ("Tonight") 120859 8000013
Angela Engelman Song ("Tonight") 120859 8000014
Felix Mendelssohn Song ("Wedding March") 120859 8000015
Ludwig Beethoven Song ("Symphony No. 5 In C Minor") 120859 8000016
Antonio Jobim Song ("Desafinado") 120859 8000017
Newton Mendonca Song ("Desafinado") 120859 8000018
Frank Loesser Song ("Spring Will Be A Little Late This Year") 120859 8000019
Luiz Bonfa Song ("Menina Flor") 120859 8000020
Maria Toledo Song ("Menina Flor") 120859 8000021
Giorgio Calabrese Song ("Menina Flor") 120859 8000022
Groucho Marx Song Performer ("Hello I Must Be Going") 120788 8000023
Tom Sharpsteen & His Orlandos Song Performer ("Salty Bubble") 120788 8000025
Heinz Kiessling Song Performer ("Butterfly By") 120788 8000026
Larry David Song Performer ("Happy Birthday To You") 120788 8000027
Werner Tautz Song Performer ("Honeymoon Swoon") 120788 8000028
Jackie Gleason Song Performer ("If I Could Be With You (One Hour Tonight)") 120788 8000029
Kent Buchanaon Song Performer ("Buttmeat Boogie") 120788 8000030
Angela Engelman Song Performer ("Tonight") 120788 8000031
Stan Getz Song Performer ("Desafinado") 120788 8000034
Charlie Byrd Song Performer ("Desafinado") 120788 8000035
Red Garland Song Performer ("Spring Will Be A Little Late This Year") 120788 8000036
Charlie Byrd Song Performer ("Menina Flor") 120788 8000037
Dick Hyman Song Performer ("Auld Lang Syne") 120788 8000038
Santo Loquasto Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
Ellen Christiansen Set Decorator n/a 165 9000002
Tom Warren Art Director n/a 183 9000003
Jon Ringbom Scenic Artist Master Scenic Artist 745 9000004
Virginia Gifford Scenic Artist n/a 745 9000005
Thomas Nousias Scenic Artist n/a 745 9000006
Cliff Schorr Scenic Artist Standby Scenic Artist 745 9000007
Daniel Grosso Leadman n/a 433 9000008
Jennifer Starke Assistant Set Decorator n/a 316 9000009
Beth Kuhn Assistant Art Director n/a 315 9000010
Glenn Lloyd Art Department Coordinator n/a 195 9000011
James Granger Art Department Art Department Assistant 120843 9000012
Alice Farrell Casting Director n/a 157 10000001
Laura Rosenthal Casting Director n/a 157 10000002
Juliet Taylor Casting Director n/a 157 10000003
Maribeth Fox Casting Associate n/a 160 10000004
Karen Etcoff Extras Casting (Kee Casting) 120851 10000005
Bill Tripician Extras Casting Extras Casting Associate(Kee Casting) 120851 10000006
Thomas Kodros Consultant Dolby Sound Consultant 120784 12000001
Patrick Wiley Assistant Costume Designer n/a 252 13000001
Suzy Benzinger Costume Designer n/a 169 13000002
Scott Westervelt Costume Supervisor n/a 120895 13000003
Danajean Cicerchi Costume Supervisor n/a 120895 13000004
Jeff Fender Costumes Costume Assistant 120828 13000005
Marco Piemontese Costumes Costume Assistant 120828 13000006
Robert Fama Hair Stylist n/a 120799 13000007
Gail McGuire Hair Stylist n/a 120799 13000008
Rosemarie Zurlo Makeup Artist n/a 120801 13000009
Linda Danzo Makeup Artist n/a 120801 13000010
Sylvia Menno ADR/Dialogue Editor Dialogue Editor 120939 14000001
Peter Fonda Boom Operator n/a 215 14000002
Jay Peck Foley Artist n/a 223 14000003
Matt Haasch Foley Editor n/a 221 14000004
Lee Dichter Rerecording Mixer (Sound One Corp) 120856 14000005
Jason Stasium Sound Cable Person 120816 14000006
David Wahnon Sound Editor n/a 229 14000007
Glenfield Payne Sound Effects Editor n/a 327 14000008
Ryan Collison Sound Engineer Foley Engineer 120916 14000009
Gary Alper Sound Mixer Production Sound Mixer 230 14000010
Robert Hein Supervising Sound Editor n/a 328 14000011
James Walsh Swing Shop Electric 120862 15000001
Douglas Dalisera Rigging Electrician Rigging Electric 120958 15000002
Joel Carucci Key Rigging Grip n/a 120946 15000003
Jimmy Finnerty Key Grip n/a 263 15000004
Nick Mongelli Grip Chief Construction Grip 365 15000005
Russ Engels Gaffer n/a 268 15000006
Richard Kerekes Dolly Grip n/a 264 15000007
Chris Purificato Best Boy Grip n/a 265 15000008
Greg Canicio Best Boy Grip Best Boy Rigging Grip 265 15000009
James Mah Best Boy Electric n/a 259 15000010
Kevin Walsh Best Boy Electric Best Boy Rigging Electric 259 15000011
Kelly Trivigno Accountant Payroll Accountant 120802 16000001
Richard McCune Finance Manager Production Financing(City National Bank) 120941 16000002
Erik Piecuch Finance Manager Production Financing(City National Bank) 120941 16000003
Pietro Lorino Post-Production Accountant Postproduction Accountant 120979 16000004
Laura Comerford Production Insurance Insurance(AON/Albert G Ruben) 120949 16000005
Abby Bailey Assistant Production Accountant n/a 120902 16000006
Irwin Tenenbaum Legal Services (Loeb & Loeb) 120857 18000001
Shani Hinton Legal Services (Jitterbug Law) 120857 18000002
Peter Bucosi Stunt Coordinator n/a 120804 19000001
Don Hewitt Stunt Double (for Boris) 120980 19000002
Kenneth Brzozowksi Carpenter n/a 529 21000001
Joseph Ziegler Carpenter Standby Carpenter 529 21000002
Richard Tenewitz Construction Coordinator n/a 276 21000003
Randall Balsmeyer Visual Effects Supervisor (Big Film Design) 249 23000001
Adrienne Winterhalter Visual Effects Producer (Big Film Design) 243 23000002
Jesse Morrow Titles and Opticals Digital Opticals(Technicolor) 121075 23000003
David Piombino Digital Effects Digital Compositor(Big Film Design) 345 23000004
J Corbett Compositing Supervisor (Big Film Design) 120928 23000005
Kathleen Dolan Assistant Property Master n/a 120969 24000001
Elizabeth Schlitten Assistant Property Master n/a 120969 24000002
Ann Miller Property Master n/a 120805 24000003
Melissa Tomjanovich Assistant (to Mr Allen) 120820 25000001
Deborah Alexander Assistant (to Mr Tenenbaum) 120820 25000002
Laura Streicher Assistant (to Mr David) 120820 25000003
Eric Goodwin Production Assistant (Art) 275 25000004
Joshua Book Production Assistant (Construction) 275 25000005
Nick McManus Production Assistant (Costume) 275 25000006
Gene O'Neill Transportation Captain n/a 272 25000007
John Canavan Transportation Co-Captain n/a 120973 25000008
James Lesage Set Production Assistant n/a 371 25000009
Soren Miltich Set Production Assistant n/a 371 25000010
Brian Papworth Set Production Assistant n/a 371 25000011
Lora Sorrentino Set Production Assistant n/a 371 25000012
Sawyer Williams Production Secretary n/a 367 25000013
Peter Tavis Office Production Assistant Production Office Assistant 120909 25000014
Leo Driver Coordinator Parking Coordinator 528 25000015
Caroline Turner Publicity Publicist(Hyperactive Publicity) 120789 29000001
Synopsis
After the failure of his career, his marriage, and his suicide attempt, world-class grouch Boris Yellnikoff, spends his days insulting the small children unfortunate enough to study chess with him and irritating his still-loyal friends with his never-ending tirades about the worthlessness of absolutely everything. A former Columbia Professor and self-proclaimed genius who came close to winning a Nobel Prize for Quantum Mechanics, Boris fancies himself the only one who fully comprehends the meaningless of all human aspirations, and the pitch-black chaos of the universe. As he readily admits, Boris is not a "feel-good person."