The Believer (2002)

Believer
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating R
Runtime 1hr 32mins.
Genres Drama, Adaptation
Keywords N/A
Status Released
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
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Andrew Egendorf Executive (for Fuller Films) 120806 11000001
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Eric Scott Casting Associate casting assistant 160 10000002
Alex Alvarez Costume Designer n/a 169 13000002
Jennifer Newman Costume Designer n/a 169 13000003
Angela Gallagher Makeup Assistant assistant makeup 121007 13000008
Celine Pascot Wardrobe Assistant wardrobe production assistant 120809 13000009
Renee von Maluski Makeup Artist key makeup artist 120801 13000007
Renee Didio Makeup key makeup 353 13000006
Renee Didio Hair key hair 120794 13000004
Angela Gallagher Hair Assistant assistant hair 120989 13000005
Shahan Guiragossian Assistant Set Decorator n/a 316 9000005
Sarah Berney Scenic Artist n/a 745 9000004
Elizabeth Hedges Photography still photographer 120835 6000008
Mayin Lo Editor n/a 172 7000001
Steven Briante Assistant Camera Operator assistant camera(additional photography) 120849 6000007
Niknaz Tavakolian Assistant Camera Operator assistant camera 120849 6000006
Joia Speciale Camera n/a 120798 6000004
Claire Cario Assistant Camera Operator assistant camera 120849 6000005
Lee Percy Editor n/a 172 7000002
Joel Diamond Music n/a 120781 8000001
Carrie Stewart Set Decorator n/a 165 9000002
Lucio Seixas Art Director art direction 183 9000003
Susan Block Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
Joel Diamond Performer n/a 120819 8000003
Suzana Peric Music Editor n/a 214 8000002
Brian Langman Sound Editor n/a 229 14000001
Brian Langman Sound Effects Editor n/a 327 14000002
Linda Krantz Property Master n/a 120805 24000002
Jordan Finnegan Production Assistant n/a 275 25000001
Michael Jortner Assistant Props n/a 120904 24000001
Thomas Viviano Special Effects Assistant n/a 514 23000002
David Shumbris Stunts n/a 240 19000005
Drew Jiritano Special Effects Coordinator n/a 241 23000001
Tracy Sanford Production Assistant n/a 275 25000002
Victor Spinelli Jr. Production Assistant (additional photography) 275 25000003
Joan Ziff Publicity publicist(Showtime/New York) 120789 29000001
Bryan Byrd Publicity publicist(Showtime/Los Angeles) 120789 29000002
Katie Stern Other intern 120795 26000002
Robert Wayne Harris Other intern 120795 26000001
David Fischer Office Assistant n/a 120996 25000004
Stephanie Angel Apprentice Intern 120976 25000005
Michael Russo Stunts n/a 240 19000004
Don Hewitt Stunts n/a 240 19000003
Dave Gorn Key Grip (additional photography) 263 15000002
Craig Striano Key Grip (additional photography) 263 15000003
John Erbes Key Grip n/a 263 15000001
Dave Raphael Sound Mixer n/a 230 14000005
Paul P Soucek Sound Effects Editor n/a 327 14000003
Damian Canelos Sound Mixer n/a 230 14000004
Scott Miller Gaffer n/a 268 15000004
Joe Foley Gaffer (additional photography) 268 15000005
Peter Bucosi Stunt Coordinator n/a 120804 19000001
Roy Farfel Stunts n/a 240 19000002
Derek Yip Production Accountant n/a 282 16000001
Matt Blades Dolly Grip bestboy grip 264 15000007
Eric Boncher Gaffer (additional photography) 268 15000006
Ben Wolf Camera Operator additional photography 239 6000003
Phil Gries Camera Operator (additional photography) 239 6000002
Sascha Knopf Actor Cindy Pomerantz 1 1000021
Peter Meadows Actor Orthodox Student 1 1000022
Sig Libowitz Actor Rav Zingesser 1 1000020
Christopher Kadish Actor Steve 1 1000019
Judah Lazarus Actor Avi 1 1000017
Dean Strober Actor Stuart 1 1000018
Jack Drummond Actor Old Coot 1 1000023
James McCaffrey Actor Young Avi 1 1000024
David Bailey Actor Judge 1 1000029
Lucille Patton Actor Mrs Frankel 1 1000030
Ebon Moss-Bachrach Actor 1st Waiter 1 1000028
Ronald Guttman Actor Danny's Father 1 1000027
Jacob Green Actor Young Danny 1 1000025
Frank Winters Actor Young Stuart 1 1000026
Jordan Lage Actor Roger Brand 1 1000016
Elizabeth Reaser Actor Miriam 1 1000015
Garret Dillahunt Actor Billings 1 1000006
Kris Eivers Actor Carleton 1 1000007
Billy Zane Actor Curtis Zampf 1 1000005
Theresa Russell Actor Lina Moebius 1 1000004
Summer Phoenix Actor Carla Moebius 1 1000002
Glenn Fitzgerald Actor Drake 1 1000003
Joel Marsh Garland Actor O L 1 1000008
Joshua Harto Actor Kyle 1 1000009
Roberto Gari Actor Ancient Jew 1 1000013
Heather Goldenhersh Actor Linda 1 1000014
Chuck Ardezzone Actor Chuck 1 1000012
Tommy Nohilly Actor Whit 1 1000011
A.D. Miles Actor Guy Danielson 1 1000010
John Wills Martin Actor Hate Counselor 1 1000031
Michael Marcus Actor Polish Man 1 1000032
Kimberly N Fajen Line Producer n/a 161 5000002
Roger M Bobb Assistant Director n/a 163 5000003
Kimberly N Fajen Unit Production Manager n/a 182 5000001
Mark Jacobson From Story n/a 120870 4000003
Henry Bean Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Henry Bean From Story n/a 120870 4000002
Mike Meador Assistant Director n/a 163 5000004
Andrew Yeo Location Manager n/a 193 5000005
Jennifer Quesenberry Location Assistant n/a 120947 5000009
Jim Denault Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Matthew Manson Location Assistant n/a 120947 5000008
Maggie Engelhardt Production Coordinator n/a 162 5000007
Lisa Molinaro Script Supervisor n/a 191 5000006
Eric Sandys Executive Producer n/a 174 3000007
Daniel Diamond Executive Producer n/a 174 3000006
Carl Fischer Actor Guy's Photographer 1 1000037
Harvey Liberman Actor Man at Yom Kippur 1 1000038
Michael Port Actor TV Reporter 1 1000036
Samantha Brody Actor Rosh Hashana Attendee 1 1000035
Tibor Feldman Actor Rabbi Greenwalt 1 1000033
Henry Bean Actor Ilio Manzetti 1 1000034
Eileen B Weiss Actor Woman at Yom Kippur 1 1000039
Henry Bean Director n/a 2 2000001
Jay Firestone Executive Producer n/a 174 3000004
Adam Haight Executive Producer n/a 174 3000005
Christopher Roberts Producer n/a 3 3000003
Peter Hoffman Producer ("presents") 3 3000002
Susan Hoffman Producer n/a 3 3000001
Ryan Gosling Actor Danny Balint 1 1000001
Synopsis
Inspired by real events, a tale about evolution and contradiction which tells the story of Danny Balint, who transformed himself from a Jewish religious student to a venerated principal in the Neo-Fascist political movement. Danny is an intense young man whose fierce intelligence and inexhaustible curiosity once made him a star pupil at his local Yeshiva. Now, at age 22, he focuses this intensity on more sinister aims, transforming himself from a religious student to a rising star in local neo-fascist circles, Danny spends his days attacking synagogues and fomenting hate among a devoted band of followers. In a series of twists and turns, Danny exhibits all the passion of the converted as he browses militia-movement web sites, utters hate-filled but articulate discourses on Judaism and its teachings, and promotes its ultimate destruction. At a neo-fascist organizing meeting at the home of Lina Moebius, Danny impresses people with his articulate violence, especially Lina's bright and complicated daughter, Carla, who is more interested in Danny's mind and passion then in her mother's politics. When his own suppressed identity seems likely to be revealed, he flees to a upstate training enclave, further galvanizing his desire to act out the vicious vilification subscribed to by him and his compatriots. But as events ensue and striking contradictions multiply, something in Danny's soul prompts a complex and incredible journey in which he is drawn back to Judaism.