8MM (1999)

You can't prepare for where the truth will take you.

  • Genre: Thriller, Crime, Mystery
  • Release Date: 1999-02-26
  • User Rating: 6.4/10 from 1888 ratings
  • Runtime: 2h 3min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Global Medien KG
  • Production Country: Germany, United States of America
  • Director: Joel Schumacher
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A small, seemingly innocuous plastic reel of film leads surveillance specialist Tom Welles down an increasingly dark and frightening path. With the help of the streetwise Max, he relentlessly follows a bizarre trail of evidence to determine the fate of a complete stranger. As his work turns into obsession, he drifts farther and farther away from his wife, family and simple life as a small-town PI.

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  • Nicolas Cage

    as Tom Welles
  • Joaquin Phoenix

    as Max California
  • James Gandolfini

    as Eddie Poole
  • Peter Stormare

    as Dino Velvet
  • Anthony Heald

    as Daniel Longdale
  • Chris Bauer

    as George Higgins
  • Catherine Keener

    as Amy Welles
  • Myra Carter

    as Mrs. Christian
  • Amy Morton

    as Janet Mathews
  • Norman Reedus

    as Warren Anderson
  • Jenny Powell

    as Mary Ann Mathews
  • Anne Gee Byrd

    as Senator
  • Jack Betts

    as Butler
  • Luis Oropeza

    as Archive Director
  • Rachel Singer

    as Neighbor
  • Don Creech

    as Mr. Anderson
  • Fran Bennett

    as Nun
  • Wilma Bonet

    as Nun
  • Luis Saguar

    as Manny
  • Walter K. Jordan

    as Thug
  • Norm Compton

    as Thug
  • Brian Keith Russell

    as Thug
  • John Robb

    as Porn Dealer
  • Devan Brown

    as Flea Market Woman
  • Doris Brent

    as Machine's Mother
  • Robert Amico

    as Casting Director
  • Kiva Dawson

    as Girl in Hall
  • Rachel Wolfe

    as Girl in Hall
  • Suzy Nakamura

    as Computer Wizard
  • Torsten Voges

    as Stick
  • Tahitia Dean

    as Hollywood Prostitute
  • Texas Terri

    as Dino's Redhead
  • Vernon Guichard II

    as Porn Guy
  • Emily Patrick

    as Porn Girl
  • Nancy Vee

    as Porno Make-Up Artist
  • Lisa Vanasco

    as Topless Ticket Taker
  • Bridgett Vera

    as Ticket Taker
  • Jennifer Harris

    as Strip Club Dancer
  • Burton Richards

    as Strip Club Dancer
  • Jovanna Vitiello

    as Strip Club Dancer
  • David U. Hodges

    as Surveillance Man
  • William Lawrence Mack

    as Larry
  • Lorena M. Santos

    as Prostitute
  • Connie Mercurio

    as Nurse
  • William Buck

    as Mr. Christian
  • Kerry Corcoran

    as Cheating Son-in-Law
  • Mario Ernesto Sánchez

    as Taxi Driver
  • Claudia Aros

    as Miami Girlfriend
  • Ava Lee Scott

    as Girl in Lot (uncredited)
  • Deborah Smith Ford

    as Dancer (uncredited)
  • Jacklyn Lick

    as Video Girl (uncredited)
  • Carla Moon

    as Girl in Jacuzzi (uncredited)
Directing Joel Schumacher Director
Production Joel Schumacher Producer
Production Judy Hofflund Producer
Production Gavin Polone Producer
Sound Mychael Danna Original Music Composer
Camera Robert Elswit Director of Photography
Editing Mark Stevens Editor
Production Mali Finn Casting
Art Gary Wissner Production Design
Art Gershon Ginsburg Art Direction
Production Joseph M. Caracciolo Executive Producer
Production Jeff Levine Co-Producer
Art Gary Fettis Set Decoration
Costume & Make-Up Mona May Costume Design
Art Sarah Bullion Art Department Assistant
Art Tambre Hemstreet Art Department Coordinator
Art Jason Weil Assistant Art Director
Art Ron Petagna Construction Coordinator
Art Philip Canfield Leadman
Costume & Make-Up Felipe Sanchez Costume Illustrator
Art Colin De Rouin Set Designer
Camera Angelo Di Giacomo First Assistant Camera
Camera Ben Beaird Key Grip
Camera Nick Beaird Grip
Camera Rick Raphael Steadicam Operator
Camera Michael Ginsburg Still Photographer
Costume & Make-Up Ira M. Hammons-Glass Costume Supervisor
Costume & Make-Up Joseph Coscia Hairstylist
Costume & Make-Up Linda Grimes Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Alan Martin Key Set Costumer
Costume & Make-Up Kevin Ritter Set Costumer
Crew Younes Megri Additional Music
Crew Nancy Mott Craft Service
Crew Gina August Driver
Production Michael Boonstra Production Office Coordinator
Crew Walter Zieska Propmaker
Art Thomas Saccio Property Master
Sound Kim Maitland Sound Recordist
Crew Al Griswold Special Effects Coordinator
Crew Marco Kyris Stand In
Crew Eddie Yansick Stunt Coordinator
Crew Bill Anagnos Stunts
Crew David Severin Transportation Co-Captain
Crew John Orlebeck Transportation Coordinator
Production Joseph M. Caracciolo Unit Production Manager
Directing Alan Edmisten First Assistant Director
Directing Mads Hansen Script Coordinator
Editing Gloria Kaiser Color Timer
Lighting Glen Davis Best Boy Electric
Lighting James Barrett Electrician
Lighting James Plannette Gaffer
Lighting Billy Craft Lighting Technician
Lighting Rick A. Benedetto Rigging Gaffer
Lighting Brad Heiner Rigging Grip
Production Terrence Harris Casting Associate
Production Daniel R. Chavez Executive In Charge Of Post Production
Production Michael J. Burmeister Location Manager
Production Elizabeth Tompkins Production Accountant
Production Susan Dukow Production Coordinator
Production David J. Grant Production Supervisor
Production Michael Singer Publicist
Sound Marvin E. Lewis Boom Operator
Sound Cherie Tamai Assistant Sound Editor
Sound Thomas Milano Music Editor
Sound Nicholas Dodd Orchestrator
Sound Anthony Milch Sound Editor
Sound Joe Divitale Sound Effects Editor
Sound Carl D. Ware Sound Engineer
Sound Tom Nelson Sound Mixer
Sound John Leveque Supervising Sound Editor
Visual Effects David Peterson Special Effects Supervisor
Sound Willie D. Burton Sound
Art Mychael Bates Set Dresser
Directing Eli Richbourg Second Unit Director
Sound Mildred Iatrou Dialogue Editor
Sound Nerses Gezalyan Foley Mixer
Sound Becky Sullivan Supervising ADR Editor
Lighting Donald Dowd Lighting Technician
Costume & Make-Up Georgia Fletcher Costumer
Directing David Hallinan Second Assistant Director
Directing Lisa J. Bloch Second Second Assistant Director
Art Christopher Carlson Assistant Decorator
Art Kevin Long Assistant Property Master
Art Mike Montgomery Construction Grip
Art Martin Charles Graphic Designer
Art Vincent Guarriello Key Construction Grip
Art Jakub Durkoth Swing
Sound Gary A. Hecker Foley Artist
Sound Phillip Fuller Sound Mix Technician
Crew Joseph P. Mercurio Special Effects Assistant
Crew Tanner Gill Stunt Double
Camera Debbie Arrowood Assistant Camera
Camera Earl Perque Best Boy Grip
Camera Gary A. Beaird Dolly Grip
Camera Greg Faysash Second Assistant Camera
Production Maureen Whalen Casting Assistant
Costume & Make-Up Marcia Patten Wardrobe Supervisor
Editing Scott Janush Assistant Editor
Editing Mo Henry Negative Cutter
Production Alex Kivlen Assistant Location Manager
Production Gene Patterson Location Assistant
Sound Nicholas Dodd Conductor
Production Rebecca White Accountant
Production Lucy Herrera Assistant Accountant
Lighting R. Michael De Chellis Assistant Chief Lighting Technician
Production Lisa Davidson Assistant Production Coordinator
Lighting Russell Engels Chief Lighting Technician
Production Bill Marinella Extras Casting
Production Amy Eldridge First Assistant Accountant
Production Edward Poveda Payroll Accountant
Production Andrew George Fink Production Assistant
Production Tony Romain Production Secretary
Sound Mohamed Nesrate Music Consultant
Crew Ralph Ferrara Stunts
Crew Carrick O'Quinn Stunts
Crew John Robotham Stunts
Crew Chad Stahelski Stunts
Production Cheryl Quarantiello Unit Production Manager
Art Masako Masuda Set Designer
Art Kurt V. Hulett Leadman
Costume & Make-Up Carlane Passman Costume Supervisor
Costume & Make-Up Peter Tothpal Hairstylist
Crew Richard Wood Special Effects Coordinator
Art John J. Rutchland III Construction Coordinator
Crew Michael Randolph Craft Service
Production Emily Schweber Casting Associate
Sound Donald L. Warner Jr. Dialogue Editor
Sound Kimberly Lowe Voigt Dialogue Editor
Writing Andrew Kevin Walker Writer
Crew Margo Hunt McKay Transportation Coordinator