Running with Scissors

Running with Scissors (2006)

Do not disturb them. They already are.

  • Genre: Drama, Comedy
  • Release Date: 2006-10-27
  • User Rating: 5.8/10 from 225 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 56min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: TriStar Pictures
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Ryan Murphy
star 5.8/10
From 225 Ratings


Young Augusten Burroughs absorbs experiences that could make for a shocking memoir: the son of an alcoholic father and an unstable mother, he's handed off to his mother's therapist, Dr. Finch, and spends his adolescent years as a member of Finch's bizarre extended family.

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  • Joseph Cross

    as Augusten Burroughs
  • Annette Bening

    as Deirdre Burroughs
  • Brian Cox

    as Dr. Finch
  • Gwyneth Paltrow

    as Hope Finch
  • Joseph Fiennes

    as Neil Bookman
  • Evan Rachel Wood

    as Natalie Finch
  • Alec Baldwin

    as Norman Burroughs
  • Jill Clayburgh

    as Agnes Finch
  • Gabrielle Union

    as Dorothy
  • Patrick Wilson

    as Michael Shephard
  • Kristin Chenoweth

    as Fern Stewart
  • Dagmara Domińczyk

    as Suzanne
  • Colleen Camp

    as Joan
  • Jack Kaeding

    as Six-Year-Old Augusten Burroughs
  • Gabriel Guedj

    as Poo
  • Nancy Cassaro

    as Christy - 1978 Poetry Club
  • Omid Abtahi

    as Restaurant Manager
  • Julie Remala

    as Restaurant Waitress
  • Will Carter

    as Officer Button
  • Bonnie Weis

    as Cocktail Waitress
  • Dakotah Masset

    as Waitress
  • Marianne Muellerleile

    as Nurse
  • Anthony Aria

    as Audience Member (uncredited)
  • Augusten Burroughs

    as Self (uncredited)
  • Lindsay Canton

    as Co-Ed (uncredited)
  • Leslie Grossman

    as Sue (uncredited)
  • Joshua Levine

    as Chris (uncredited)
  • Margaret Newborn

    as Audience Member (uncredited)
  • Devanny Pinn

    as Poetry Club Member (uncredited)
  • Amy Rider

    as Sugar (uncredited)
  • Gary Sievers

    as Jewish Rabbi (uncredited)
  • Joseph Sims

    as Audience Member (uncredited)
  • Scott Slifer

    as Audience Member (uncredited)
  • Cole Volmer

    as College Student (uncredited)
  • Pilar Walsh

    as Professor's Wife (uncredited)
  • Rachel Zeskind

    as Deirdre Obsessed Fan (uncredited)
Directing Ryan Murphy Director
Production Brad Pitt Producer
Production Ryan Murphy Producer
Production Brad Grey Producer
Production Augusten Burroughs Producer
Production Steve Samuels Executive Producer
Production Bonnie Weis Producer
Writing Ryan Murphy Screenplay
Writing Augusten Burroughs Book
Editing Byron Smith Editor
Production Mali Finn Casting
Sound James S. Levine Original Music Composer
Camera Christopher Baffa Director of Photography
Art Richard Sherman Production Design
Costume & Make-Up Lou Eyrich Costume Design
Art Matthew Flood Ferguson Set Decoration
Art Lorin Flemming Art Direction
Sound P.J. Bloom Music Supervisor
Sound Tom Trafalski Music Editor
Crew Thomas M. Ficke Stunt Coordinator
Crew Noon Orsatti Stunt Coordinator
Camera Suzanne Tenner Still Photographer
Camera Dan Kneece Steadicam Operator
Camera Henry Tirl Steadicam Operator
Directing Diana Valentine Script Supervisor
Production Eve Watterson Production Coordinator
Art Marissa Zajack Art Department Coordinator
Crew Thomas Mertz Special Effects Coordinator