Being There (1979)

Being There
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating PG
Runtime 2hr 10mins.
Genres Comedy
Keywords N/A
Status Released
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Dianne Schroeder Video video sequence selection 120800 6000005
Dianne Schroeder Photography special photography 120835 6000008
Sidney R Baldwin Photography stills 120835 6000009
Don Mischer Video video extract("Gary Burns Show") 120800 6000007
Donald Hansard Camera Coordinator process photography coordinator 121105 6000010
Peter Martinez Video Playback video playback operator 505 6000004
Louis Mahler Video Playback video playback operator 505 6000003
Don Zimmerman Editor n/a 172 7000001
Richard Strauss Music music extract("Also Sprach Zarathustra") 120781 8000002
Erik Satie Music n/a 120781 8000003
Johnny Mandel Music n/a 120781 8000001
Mark Warner Assistant Editor n/a 203 7000004
Jerry Whittington Editor location editor 172 7000002
Nick McLean Camera Operator n/a 239 6000002
Caleb Deschanel Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Charles Mulvehill Associate Producer n/a 171 3000003
Jerzy Kosinski Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Jack Schwartzman Executive Producer n/a 174 3000002
Andrew Braunsberg Producer n/a 3 3000001
Maurice Copeland Actor Pallbearer 1 1000060
Hal Ashby Director n/a 2 2000001
Jerzy Kosinski Source Material (from novel) ("Being There") 120793 4000002
Charles Mulvehill Production Manager n/a 305 5000001
Edle Bakke Script Supervisor n/a 191 5000006
Teresa Stokovic Production Coordinator production office coordinator 162 5000007
Spencer Quinn Location Manager n/a 193 5000005
Toby Lovallo Assistant Director n/a 163 5000003
David Shamroy Hamburger Assistant Director n/a 163 5000002
Eumir Deodato Music Arranger n/a 121019 8000004
Eumir Deodato Performer ("Also Sprach Zarathustra") 120819 8000005
Samuel C Crutcher Sound Effects Editor n/a 327 14000006
Victoria Martin Sound Effects Editor n/a 327 14000007
Gary Gerlich Sound Effects Editor n/a 327 14000005
Norval D Crutcher Sound Effects Editor n/a 327 14000004
Donald O Mitchell Sound sound rerecording 120816 14000002
Frank Warner Sound Effects Editor sound effects editor supervisor 327 14000003
Clyde Hart Key Grip n/a 263 15000001
Pablo Ferro Titles title design 120825 23000001
Gregory Palmer Production Assistant n/a 275 25000003
Beverly Walker Publicity publicist 120789 29000001
Michael Flowers Production Assistant n/a 275 25000002
Charles Clapsaddle Production Assistant n/a 275 25000001
Ray Mercer Jr. Props n/a 120817 24000001
Jeffrey S Wexler Sound sound recording 120816 14000001
Frank Westmore Makeup (Shirley MacLaine) 353 13000008
Lynn Stalmaster Casting n/a 179 10000001
Mireille Machu Creative Consultant editor consultant 120858 12000001
James Schoppe Art Director art direction 183 9000003
Robert R Benton Set Decorator n/a 165 9000002
Michael Haller Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
May Routh Costumes n/a 120828 13000001
Tony Faso Costumes (men) 120828 13000002
Edie Panda Hair hairstyles 120794 13000006
Charles Schram Makeup (Peter Sellers) 353 13000007
Vivienne Walker Hair hairstyles 120794 13000005
Suzanne Grace Costumes (women) 120828 13000004
Richard Mahoney Costumes (men) 120828 13000003
Mark Hammer Actor Pallbearer 1 1000059
Austin Hay Actor Pallbearer 1 1000058
W C "Mutt" Burton Actor Lewis--The Doorman 1 1000020
Henry B Dawkins Actor Billings--X-Ray Technician 1 1000021
Arthur Grundy Actor Arthur--Rand's Valet 1 1000019
Richard Venture Actor Wilson--Chance's Valet 1 1000018
Ernest McClure Actor Jeffrey--The Liveryman 1 1000016
Kenneth G Patterson Actor Perkins--the Butler 1 1000017
Georgine Hall Actor Mrs Aubrey--Rand's Secretary 1 1000022
Nell P Leaman Actor Nurse Constance 1 1000023
William F Williams Actor Presidential Aide 1 1000027
William Dance Actor Presidential Aide 1 1000028
Timothy Shaner Actor Presidential Aide 1 1000026
James Noble Actor Presidential Adviser Kaufman 1 1000025
Alice Hirson Actor First Lady 1 1000024
Donald Jacob Actor David--The Chauffeur 1 1000015
Alfredine Brown Actor Old Woman Asked for Lunch 1 1000014
Richard Dysart Actor Dr Robert Allenby 1 1000005
Richard Basehart Actor Vladimir Skrapinov 1 1000006
Jack Warden Actor President 1 1000004
Melvyn Douglas Actor Benjamin Rand 1 1000003
Shirley MacLaine Actor Eve Rand 1 1000002
Ruth Attaway Actor Louise 1 1000007
David Clennon Actor Thomas Franklin 1 1000008
Ravenell Keller III Actor Abbaz--Kid with Knife 1 1000012
Brian Corrigan Actor Policeman by White House 1 1000013
Oteil Burbridge Actor Lolo--Boy on Corner 1 1000011
Denise DuBarry Actor Johanna Franklin 1 1000010
Fran Brill Actor Sally Hayes 1 1000009
Jim Arr Actor Presidential Aide 1 1000029
William Lubin Actor Presidential Aide 1 1000030
Than Wyenn Actor Ambassador Gaufridi 1 1000049
Richard McKenzie Actor Ron Steigfler--Book Publisher 1 1000050
Elya Baskin Actor Russian Aide Karpatov 1 1000048
Hanna Hertelendy Actor Natasha Skrapinov 1 1000047
Janet Meshad Actor Other Reporter 1 1000045
Melendy Britt Actor Sophie 1 1000046
Sandy Ward Actor Senator Slipshod 1 1000051
Danna Hansen Actor Mrs Slipshod 1 1000052
Terrence Currier Actor Pallbearer 1 1000056
Leon Greenberg Actor Pallbearer 1 1000057
Richard Seff Actor Pallberer Dudley 1 1000055
Villa Mae P Barkley Actor Nurse Teresa 1 1000054
Mitch Kreindel Actor Dennis Watson 1 1000053
Allen Williams Actor Other Reporter 1 1000044
Laurie Jefferson Actor TV Reporter 1 1000043
Stanley Grover Actor Baldwin Bureau 1 1000034
John Harkins Actor Courtney--Financial Editor 1 1000035
Ned Wilson Actor Honeycutt--Agency 1 1000033
Hoyt Clark Harris Jr. Actor Agent Riff 1 1000032
Gerald C McNabb Jr. Actor Agent Woltz 1 1000031
Katherine DeHetre Actor News Researcher Kinney 1 1000036
William Larsen Actor Lyman Stuart 1 1000037
Fredric Lane Actor Television Page With Glass of Water 1 1000041
Gwen Humble Actor TV Guest 1 1000042
Sam Weisman Actor Colson--Television Makeup Man 1 1000040
Arthur Rosenberg Actor Morton Hull 1 1000039
Jerome Hellman Actor Gary Burns 1 1000038
Peter Sellers Actor Chance 1 1000001
Synopsis
Until his employer died, a simple-minded man named Chance had worked his entire life as a gardener in Washington, D.C., totally sheltered within house and garden, his only knowledge of the outside world coming from television. Out on the street, Chance is hit by the limousine of an influential businessman's wife, who takes him home as a guest. When Chance's references from television and to his garden are taken as metaphors, he is assumed to be a great thinker and becomes a Washington insider.