Inherent Vice Movie

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Who's Involved:

Josh Brolin, Joaquin Phoenix, Reese Witherspoon, Owen Wilson, Benicio Del Toro, Katherine Waterston, Maya Rudolph, Peter McRobbie, Yvette Yates, Jena Malone, Martin Short, Paul Thomas Anderson, Daniel Lupi, Joanne Sellar, Sasha Pieterse

Release Date:

Friday, December 12, 2014 (Nationwide)

Rating: R

Runtime: N/A

Plot: What's the story about?

When private eye Doc Sportello’s ex-old lady suddenly out of nowhere shows up with a story about her current billionaire land developer boyfriend whom she just happens to be in love with, and a plot by his wife and her boyfriend to kidnap that billionaire and throw him in a loony bin…well, easy for her to say.

It’s the tail end of the psychedelic '60s and paranoia is running the day and Doc knows that "love" is another of those words going around at the moment, like “trip” or “groovy,” that’s being way too overused—except this one usually leads to trouble.

With a cast of characters that includes surfers, hustlers, dopers and rockers, a murderous loan shark, LAPD Detectives, a tenor sax player working undercover, and a mysterious entity known as the Golden Fang, which may only be a tax dodge set up by some dentists... Part surf noir, part psychedelic romp—all Thomas Pynchon.

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Crew: Who's making Inherent Vice

A look at the Inherent Vice behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Paul Thomas Anderson last directed Phantom Thread and The Master. The film's writer Paul Thomas Anderson last wrote Phantom Thread and The Master.


Paul Thomas Anderson
Daniel Lupi
Joanne Sellar

Production Company

Ghoulardi Film

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Production: What we know about Inherent Vice

Key Facts

  1. Anderson's behind-the-scenes creative team included Oscar-winning director of photography Robert Elswit ("There Will Be Blood"), production designer David Crank ("The Master"), Oscar-nominated editor Leslie Jones ("The Thin Red Line"), and Oscar-winning costume designer Mark Bridges ("The Artist"). The music is by Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood.
  2. The seventh feature from Paul Thomas Anderson and the first ever film adaption of a Thomas Pynchon novel.

Filming Timeline

On or about September 30, 2014, the film was in Completed status.

On or about February 25, 2014, the film was in Post-Production status.

On or about January 25, 2013, the film was in Pre-Production status.

Production will begin summer 2013.

On or about February 20, 2011, the film was in Development status.

May shoot in fall 2011

On or about December 4, 2010, the film was in Announced status.

Inherent Vice Release Date: When was it released?

Inherent Vice was released in 2014 on Friday, December 12, 2014 (Nationwide release). There were 4 other movies released on the same date, including Exodus: Gods and Kings, Top Five and After the Fall.

When will the movie be on Blu-ray & DVD?

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

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