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The Bridges of Madison County
Director: Clint Eastwood (Dir)
Release Date:   1995
Premiere Information:   Los Angeles opening: 2 Jun 1995; New York opening: week of 2 Jun 1995
Duration (in mins):   135
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Cast:   Clint Eastwood (Robert Kincaid)  
    Meryl Streep (Francesca Johnson)  
    Annie Corley (Carolyn)  
    Victor Slezak (Michael)  
    Jim Haynie (Richard)  
    Phyllis Lyons (Betty)  
    Debra Monk (Madge)  
    Sarah Kathryn Schmitt (Young Carolyn)  
    Christopher Kroon (Young Michael)  
    Richard Lage (Lawyer)  
    Michelle Benes (Lucy Redfield)  
    Alison Wiegert (Child #1)  
    Brandon Bobst (Child #2)  
    Pearl Faessler (Wife)  
    R. E. "Stick" Faessler (Husband)  
    Tania Mishler (Waitress #1)  
    Billie McNabb (Waitress #2)  
    Art Breese (Cashier)  
    Lana Schwab (Saleswoman)  
    Larry Loury (UPS driver)  
  James Rivers band: James Rivers    
    Mark A. Brooks    
    Peter Cho    
    Eddie Dejean Sr.    
    Jason C. Brewer    
  [and] Kyle Eastwood    
  Cafe patrons: George Orrison    
    Ken Billeter    
    Judy Trask    
    David Trask    
    Edna Dolson    
    Dennis McCool    
    Michael C. Pommier    
    Jana Corkrean    
    M. Jane Seymour    
    Karla Jo Soper    

Summary:  

Production Company: Amblin  
  Malpaso  
Distribution Company: Warner Bros. (A Time Warner Entertainment Company)
Director: Clint Eastwood (Dir)
  Jim Behnke (Unit prod mgr)
  Bill Bannerman (1st asst dir)
  Robert Lorenz (2d asst dir)
Producer: Clint Eastwood (Prod)
  Kathleen Kennedy (Prod)
  Tom Rooker (Assoc prod)
  Michael Maurer (Assoc prod)
Writer: Richard LaGravenese (Scr)
Photography: Jack N. Green (Dir of photog)
  Stephen S. Campanelli (Cam/Steadicam op)
  William Coe (1st asst cam)
  John A. Waldo (2d asst cam)
  Colin J. Campbell (Chief lighting tech)
  Frank Scheidbach (Asst lighting tech)
  Frankie R. Jimenez Jr. (Rigging gaffer)
  Dicky Deats (Key grip)
  Michael E. Matteson (Best boy grip)
  Jerry C. Deats (Dolly grip)
  Panavision® (Filmed in)
  Ken Regan (Still photog/Tech consultant)
Art Direction: Jeannine Oppewall (Prod des)
  William Arnold (Art dir)
  Charles W. Breen (Asst art dir)
Film Editor: Joel Cox (Ed)
  Michael Cipriano (Asst film ed)
  Patrick Flannery (Asst film ed)
  Don Roth (Asst film ed)
  Mo Henry (Negative cutting)
  AVID Film Composer (Ed on)
Set Decoration: Jay Hart (Set dec)
  Edward Aiona (Prop master)
  Michael Sexton (Asst prop master)
  Edward England (Const coord)
  Tyler Osman (Const foreman)
  Ricky Riggs (Standby painter)
Costumes: Colleen Kelsall (Cost des)
  David Davenport (Ward supv)
  Kelly Lindquist (Men's set cost)
  Deedee Montesanto (Women's set cost)
Music: Lennie Niehaus (Mus)
  Donald Harris (Mus ed)
  Bobby Fernandez (Scoring mixer)
  Bruce Ricker (Mus consultant)
Sound: Alan Robert Murray (Supv sd ed)
  Bub Asman (Supv sd ed)
  Lucy Coldsnow-Smith (Supv dial ed)
  Dick Friedman (ADR supv)
  Willie D. Burton (Sd mixer)
  Marvin Lewis (Boom op)
  Kevin Boyd (Cable)
  Les Freshholtz (Re-rec mixer)
  Dick Alexander (Re-rec mixer)
  Vern Poore (Re-rec mixer)
  Joey Ippolito (Dial ed)
  Constance A. Kazmer (Dial ed)
  George Anderson (Dial ed)
  Jayme Parker (Dial ed)
  Kimberly Nolan (Asst sd ed)
  Darrin Martin (Asst sd ed)
  Madeleine Swift (Asst sd ed)
  Greg Thompson (Asst sd ed)
  Gary Krivacek (Sd eff ed)
  Mike Dobie (Sd eff ed)
  Samuel C. Crutcher (Sd eff ed)
  John Morrisey (Sd eff ed)
  James J. Klinger (Sd eff ed)
Special Effects: John Frazier (Spec eff consultant)
  Steve Riley (Spec eff coord)
  Joe Pancake (Spec eff)
  Francis Pennington (Spec eff)
  Jeff Denes (Spec eff)
  Pacific Title (Titles and opticals by)
Make Up: J. Roy Helland (Meryl Streep's hair & make-up)
  Mike Hancock (Make-up artist)
  Carol O'Connell (Hair stylist)
Production Misc: Ellen Chenoweth (Casting)
  Cate Hardman (Scr supv)
  Lisa A. Becker (Prod secy)
  Jason McGatlin (Asst prod secy)
  Jeffrey Kloss (Prod accountant)
  David Romano (Asst prod accountant)
  Roselyn Winward (Asst prod accountant)
  Melissa Rooker (Asst to Clint Eastwood)
  Matt Freeman (Asst to Kathleen Kennedy)
  Maggie Pierson (Asst to Meryl Streep)
  Marco Barla (Unit pub)
  Keith Dillin (Transportation coord)
  Gene Biernot (Transportation capt)
  Ken Haber (Loc mgr)
  James W. Gavin (Helicopter pilot)
Stand In: Pauline Arthur (Stunts)
  Shelley Phillips (Stunts)
Color Personnel: Bob Putynkowski (Col timer)
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Country: United States
Language: English

Music: "Doe Eyes (Love Theme from 'The Bridges of Madison County')" composed by Lennie Niehaus and Clint Eastwood, conducted by Lennie Niehaus, piano solo performed by Michael Lang; "(Put Another Nickel In) Music! Music! Music!," written by Bernie Baum and Stephan Weiss, performed by Ahmad Jamal, courtesy of MCA Records; "Poinciana," written by Buddy Bernier and Nat Simon, performed by Ahmad Jamal, courtesy of MCA Records; "Jammin with J. R.," written and performed by James Rivers.
Songs: "Blue Gardenia," written by Bob Russell and Lester Lee, performed by Dinah Washington, courtesy of Mercury Records, by arrangement with PolyGram Special Markets; "Casta Diva" from "Norma," written by Vincenzo Bellini, performed by Maria Callas and the Orchestra & Chorus of Teatro Alla Scala Milan, conducted by Tullio Serafin, courtesy of EMI Classics, under license from CEMA Special Markets; "Easy Living," written by Leo Robin and Ralph Rainger, performed by Johnny Hartman, courtesy of Bee Hive Records; "Leader of the Pack," written by George Morton, Jeff Barry and Ellie Greenwich, performed by The Shangri-Las, courtesy of Mercury Records, by arrangement with PolyGram Special Markets; "I'll Close My Eyes," written by Buddy Kaye and Billy Reid, performed by Dinah Washington, courtesy of Blue Note Records, a division of Capitol Records, Inc., under license from CEMA Special Markets; "Baby I'm Yours," written by Van McCoy, performed by Barbara Lewis, courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp., by arrangement with Warner Special Products; "Mon coeur s'ouvre à ta voix" from "Samson et Dalila," written by Camille Saint-Saens, performed by Maria Callas and Orchestre National de la Radiodiffusion Francaise, conducted by Georges Pretre, courtesy of EMI Classics, under license from CEMA Special Markets; "Soft Winds," written by Fletcher Henderson and Fred Royal, performed by Dinah Washington with Hal Mooney and His Orchestra, courtesy of Mercury Records, by arrangement with PolyGram Special Markets; "It Was Almost Like a Song," written by Hal David and Archie Jordan, performed by Johnny Hartman, courtesy of Bee Hive Records; "I See Your Face Before Me," written by Howard Dietz and Arthur Schwartz, performed by Johnny Hartman, courtesy of Bee Hive Records; "For All We Know," written by Sam M. Lewis and J. Fred Coots, performed by Johnny Hartman, courtesy of Bee Hive Records; "This Is Always," written by Harry Warren and Mack Gordon, performed by Irene Kral with the Junior Mance Trio (including Bob Cranshaw and Mickey Roker), utilized through special permission obtained from Mrs. Fred Astaire, all rights reserved; "It's a Wonderful World," written by Johnny Watson, Harold Adamson and Jan Savitt, performed by Irene Kral with the Junior Mance Trio (including Bob Cranshaw and Mickey Roker), utilized through special permission obtained from Mrs. Fred Astaire, all rights reserved.
Composer: Billy Reid
  Harold Adamson
  Jeff Barry
  Bernie Baum
  Vincenzo Bellini
  Buddy Bernier
  J. Fred Coots
  Hal David
  Howard Dietz
  Clint Eastwood
  Mack Gordon
  Ellie Greenwich
  Fletcher Henderson
  Archie Jordan
  Buddy Kaye
  Lester Lee
  Sam M. Lewis
  Van McCoy
  George Morton
  Lennie Niehaus
  Ralph Rainger
  James Rivers
  Leo Robin
  Fred Royal
  Bob Russell
  Camille Saint-Saens
  Jan Savitt
  Arthur Schwartz
  Nat Simon
  Harry Warren
  Johnny Watson
  Stephan Weiss
Source Text: Based on the novel The Bridges of Madison County by Robert James Waller (New York, 1992).
Authors: Robert James Waller

Copyright Claimant Copyright Date Copyright Number
Warner Brothers, a division of Time Warner Entertainment Company, LP 29/6/1995 dd/mm/yyyy PA702334

PCA NO: 33820
Physical Properties: Sd: Dolby; dts in selected theatres
  col: Technicolor®

 
Genre: Drama
  Romance

Note:  

Bibliographic Sources:   Date   Page
Los Angeles Times   2 Jun 1995   p. 1.
New York Times   2 Jun 1995   p. 4.
Variety   22 May 1995   p. 91, 96.

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