Sideways (2004)

In search of wine. In search of women. In search of themselves.

  • Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
  • Release Date: 2004-10-22
  • User Rating: 7.0/10 from 1595 ratings
  • Runtime: 2h 7min
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  • Production Company: Fox Searchlight Pictures
  • Production Country: Hungary, United States of America, Italy
  • Director: Alexander Payne
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Two middle-aged men embark on a spiritual journey through Californian wine country. One is an unpublished novelist suffering from depression, and the other is only days away from walking down the aisle.

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  • Paul Giamatti

    as Miles
  • Thomas Haden Church

    as Jack
  • Virginia Madsen

    as Maya
  • Sandra Oh

    as Stephanie
  • Marylouise Burke

    as Miles's Mother
  • Jessica Hecht

    as Victoria
  • Missy Doty

    as Cammi
  • M.C. Gainey

    as Cammi's Husband
  • Alysia Reiner

    as Christine Erganian
  • Shake Tukhmanyan

    as Mrs. Erganian
  • Shaun Duke

    as Mike Erganian
  • Robert Covarrubias

    as Miles's Building Manager
  • Patrick Gallagher

    as Gary the Bartender
  • Stephanie Faracy

    as Stephanie's Mother
  • Joe Marinelli

    as Frass Canyon Pourer
  • Chris Burroughs

    as Chris at Stanford
  • Toni Howard

    as Evelyn Berman-Silverman (voice)
  • Khoren Babouchian

    as Armenian Priest
  • Lee Brooks

    as Ken Cortland
  • Peter Dennis

    as Leslie Brough
  • Alison Herson

    as Foxen Winery Pourer
  • Phil Reeves

    as Vacationing Dr. Walt Hendricks
  • Rob Trow

    as Obnoxious Golfer
  • Lacey Rae

    as Los Olivos Waitress
  • Cesar Ramos

    as Barista
  • Daniel Rogers

    as Reciting Eighth Grader
  • Natalie Carter

    as Siena
  • Simon Kassis

    as Mini-Mart Owner
  • Sevag Kendirjian

    as Armenian Deacon
  • Jaren Coler

    as Acoustic Guitarist
  • Chris Astoyan

    as Mrs. Erganian's Son (uncredited)
  • JR Garcia

    as Little Boy (uncredited)
  • Gregory Heath

    as Tasting Room Customer (uncredited)
  • Alex Kalognomos

    as Alex (uncredited)
  • Parker Quinn

    as Customer in Shoe Store (uncredited)
  • Mikael Sharafyan

    as Armenian Wedding Guest (uncredited)
Directing Alexander Payne Director
Writing Alexander Payne Screenplay
Production George Parra Producer
Sound Rolfe Kent Original Music Composer
Production Michael London Producer
Editing Kevin Tent Editor
Art Jane Ann Stewart Production Design
Camera Phedon Papamichael Director of Photography
Writing Rex Pickett Novel
Writing Jim Taylor Screenplay
Production John Jackson Casting
Sound Dondi Bastone Music Supervisor
Art Barbara Haberecht Set Decoration
Costume & Make-Up Jeanne Van Phue Makeup Department Head
Sound James Aldridge Sound Effects Editor
Lighting Roger Meilink Rigging Gaffer
Lighting Rafael E. Sánchez Gaffer
Costume & Make-Up Bridget Cook Key Hair Stylist
Sound Richard Ford Music Editor
Art T.K. Kirkpatrick Art Direction
Costume & Make-Up Wendy Chuck Costume Design
Camera Jeff Barnett Camera Operator
Visual Effects John P. Mesa Visual Effects Supervisor
Production Yvonne Yaconelli Production Supervisor
Directing Rebecca Robertson Script Supervisor
Camera Merie Weismiller Wallace Still Photographer
Crew Tom Elliott Stunt Coordinator
Art Lisa Fischer Set Decoration
Production David Greditzer Location Assistant