With "Bruno," the comic and satirist Sacha Baron Cohen completes a trilogy of films based on characters originally created for English television: a suburban would-be hiphopper (Ali G), a sex-mad Kazakh TV host (Borat), and, now, a gay Austrian fashionista seeking worldwide fame.
Like its predecessor films "Ali G Indahouse" and "Borat," "Bruno" is crude both in form and content while at the same time capable of evoking explosions of shocked and, often, shamed laughter. It is a smorgasbord of scatology, audacity and embarrassment encased in a hastily and, it must be said, shoddily crafted frame. And its brazen efforts to embody and/or confront stereotypes of race and sexuality never feel fully conceived or absorbed.
Brüno is a 2009 British/American mockumentary bouffon-styled comedy film directed by Larry Charles. Sacha Baron Cohen, who also produced and co-wrote the movie, stars as the flamboyant gay Austrian fashion journalist Brüno. This film is the third based on characters from Da Ali G Show, following Ali G Indahouse and Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan.
Gay Austrian fashion reporter Brüno is fired from his show after disrupting a catwalk show during Milan Fashion week. Accompanied by his assistant's assistant Lutz, he travels to the United States to become a superstar.
After a pilot of a celebrity interview show (mostly consisting of him dancing erotically, suggesting Jamie-Lynn Spears get an abortion, stalking Harrison Ford, and showing his penis uncensored for thirty seconds onscreen, including the penis singing) bombs with a test audience, he attempts to become famous via various other methods. In an attempt to create a sex tape, he arranges an interview with Ron Paul (unsuspectingly "played" by himself), and while the two wait for a staged technical problem to be fixed, Brüno starts hitting on Ron Paul who leaves angrily, after calling him a "queer".
He consults advisers to select a world problem for which he can become a charity spokesperson; he selects the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and has an interview with former Mossad agent Yossi Alpher and Palestinian politician Ghassan Khatib in which Brüno asks silly questions. He later arranges a meeting with a leader of the Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades, a recognized terrorist organization, in an attempt to get kidnapped, first insulting his hair, then suggesting "King Osama" looks like a dirty wizard or a homeless version of Santa Claus. His translator reluctantly relays the message, and orders Brüno to get out.
In a TV talk show, he shows the black audience a black baby (named O.J.) who he acquired in Africa by "swapping him" for a U2 iPod. The audience is appalled. Social Services take the boy away from Brüno, driving him into severe depression and gorging himself on high-carb junk food to commit "carbicide". Lutz carries him home and has sex with Brüno, who is under the influence of "carb goggles". When they awaken, they are trapped in an elaborate bondage mechanism with the key out of their reach. When they call a bellhop for help, they are told to leave the hotel without the gear being removed. After attempting to board a bus, Brüno and Lutz are taken to the police station. The equipment is removed, and Brüno angrily tells Lutz they are not a couple, and he does not love him. Lutz leaves him.
Brüno seeks help to become heterosexual after realizing that the biggest names in Hollywood are straight (citing Tom Cruise, Kevin Spacey and John Travolta). Attempting to turn his sexual orientation around, he finds himself attempting to do "straight" activities such as joining the national guard, going hunting, learning karate, and even attending a swinger party (all of which activities he fails at miserably amidst his still-apparent homosexual traits).
Eight months later, a now-heterosexual Brüno, under the alias "Straight Dave", hosts a cage-fight match. Lutz, who is at the event, calls him gay, and the two fight, only to rekindle their love, making out and stripping in front of aghast spectators. The spectators are so upset that the begin to throw various objects into the cage, among them plastic cups and a metal folding chair. The final scene shows a now-famous Brüno, together with Lutz and O.J., whom he got back in exchange for a MacBook Pro. Over the closing credits, Brüno records a charity song with celebrities Bono (from U2), Elton John, Snoop Dogg, Chris Martin (from Coldplay), Sting (from The Police) and Slash (from Guns N' Roses and Velvet Revolver).
During Cohen's middle east interview of Alpher and Khatib, neither were unaware of the farcical nature of the questions which deliberately conflated Hamas and hummus and indicated that the conflict is between Jews and Hindus.
On June 6, 2008, a riot ensued at a stunt orchestrated by Baron Cohen and the producers of the film as they staged a "Blue Collar Brawlin'" in Fort Smith, Arkansas. Patrons were lured to an event billed as cage fighting, held at a convention centre, by print and Craigslist advertisements, promoting "hot girls", $1 beer, and $5 admission. Approximately 1500 people attended the event and were greeted by signs that informed them that they were being filmed. No mobile phones, video, or cameras were allowed inside. Instead of hot girls and cage fighting, the acts taking place became homosexual in nature and people threw chairs and beer at the performers. The performers were Brüno (Baron Cohen) under the ironic gimmick, "Straight Dave" and Gustaf Hammarsten portraying his opponent.
In July 2008, Tyler, Texas television station KETK-TV was approached by a "documentary film-maker" who was allowed to bring a crew to interview a few members of the staff, including news director Neal Barton and sports director Danny Elzner. They signed releases and expected to be talking about small-town news in the United States. Instead, the interviews conducted by the flamboyant Brüno character drifted towards the topic of homosexuality.
In September 2008, video and photographs were released showing Baron Cohen (in character as Brüno) storming the catwalk with objects on his velcro outfit during an Ágatha Ruiz de la Prada fashion show in Milan, Italy. Baron Cohen managed to walk down the runway for a few moments before lights were dimmed and security guards escorted him away. This occurred after Baron Cohen and his crew were allegedly stopped by security while attempting to enter back-stage at two other shows during Milan's fashion week.
On November 2, 2008, Baron Cohen, dressed as Brüno, and his film crew were spotted at a Los Angeles rally in support of California's Proposition 8. Though he appeared to fool most, he was recognized by some at the rally and whisked away before he could be interviewed by reporters. On November 7, while appearing as an extra in a scene for Medium, Baron Cohen interrupted a scene in character and was removed from the set. Production on the episode was shut down temporarily.
The production team also deceived former presidential candidate Ron Paul into being interviewed by Brüno by posing as an Austrian TV reporter looking to question the congressman about economic issues. According to sources at Slate magazine, the interview starts out normally, but after a staged technical error, Brüno suggests he and Dr. Paul wait in the other room while the crew fixes a light. It is there that Brüno turns on music and begins dancing, which Ron Paul ignores at first. However, as soon as Brüno drops his pants, the congressman storms out of the room. A spokeswoman for Paul commented on the incident. She said Baron Cohen's people were very deceptive in their tactics.
At the time, she thought they were "legitimate" but now[when?] confesses to some concern. "I'm familiar with his work, so you can imagine how I feel about it," she said. Jesse Benton, senior vice-president of Ron Paul's Campaign for Liberty organization and former campaign spokesman for Paul, said Paul was not familiar with Baron Cohen's program, Da Ali G Show. "If it's not on hard-core financial news, he doesn't follow it," Benton said. But, he added, "It sounds like it's going to be pretty funny."
Baron Cohen suffered a severe reaction to hydrogen peroxide after bleaching his hair in preparation for the role of Brüno. Although the incident temporarily slowed the production of the movie, he suffered no long-lasting injuries.
Though the film was originally slated for a May 15, 2009 release, the release was later moved to July 10, 2009. The film received an early release in Australia, Switzerland, Belgium, the Netherlands, New Zealand, and Iceland on July 8 and in Germany,Greece, Serbia, Slovenia, Israel,, Ireland and Bosnia and Herzegovina on July 9. The film was then released internationally on July 10, 2009.
MPAA: Rated R for pervasive strong and crude sexual content, graphic nudity and language.
Upon its initial review, the film was given an NC-17 rating. However, it has been suggested that Sacha Baron Cohen and the film's producers purposefully included material which would guarantee such a rating in order to drum up publicity for the film. It was reedited to qualify for an R rating with the possibility of deleted scenes reinserted for an Unrated DVD release.
It received an 18 rating by the BBFC. In Canada, the film received an 18A rating, with Quebec assigning a 16+ classification. In Australia it received an MA 15+ rating, while in New Zealand it received an R16 rating. The Irish Film Classification Office gave the film a 16 rating (the 16 rating in Ireland however is theatrical only, meaning it will most likely be released with a 18 cert on DVD). In contrary, in Sweden, the film has been labeled with the certificate to allow 11-year olds to view the film, or 7-year-olds with an accompanying adult.
In a publicity stunt at the 2009 MTV Movie Awards, Sacha Baron Cohen appeared as Brüno to present the award for Best Male Performer. Dressed as a winged angel wearing a jockstrap and white go-go boots, he was suspended on wires and flew over the audience towards the stage. However, before he made it to the stage, he fell and landed on rapper Eminem, with his head in Eminem's lap and his buttocks in front of Eminem's face. Eminem shouted "Are you fucking serious?" and "Get this motherfucker off me!" with the live censors unable to completely block the profanity in his outburst, until they completely cut off the audio (this despite the event being staged). Eminem and his entourage then walked out of the show and didn't return. It was later revealed that Eminem and Cohen had staged this whole event, even rehearsing it beforehand to make sure it went off without a hitch.
Brüno also appeared on The Tonight Show where he performed a lap dance for host Conan O'Brien and ultimately removed his pants.
Reviews of the premier screenings of Brüno were generally very positive and acclaimed among audiences. Nick Curtis of the Evening Standard wrote that Brüno is "funnier, more offensive, and more outrageous than Borat." The Telegraph gave the film four stars out of four, saying "impossible not to laugh and also praising Brüno's controversial style of comedy." The BBC also gave the film a positive review, saying "Bruno pushes the boundaries further than Borat ever did." However, they also said that "It's not going to be everyone's cup of tea" due to the offensive nature of the film. Roger Ebert awarded the film three and a half out of four stars, and said "Here is a film that is 82 minutes long and doesn't contain 30 boring seconds", although he warned that the film's R rating was "very, very hard".
Andy Lowe from Total Film gave it a lower review, giving it three stars out of five and calling it "as phoney and frustrating as it is funny...The clothes may be new and more fabulous, but the emperor seriously needs to go shopping."The film was not well-received by The Guardian, who described Bruno as, "a product of Sacha Baron Cohen's bourgeois sexual neuroses."The Guardian described Cohen's character of Bruno as a, "shameless vent to his typical public schoolboy's obsession with buggery and banal anal perversions," later raising questions about Cohen's apparent obsession with homosexuality, even in his late thirties.
The film currently holds a 71% "fresh" rating on Rotten Tomatoes and is advertised as a "Certified Fresh Pick". However, it is still 21% behind Cohen's previous film, Borat. 
Reception in Austria
While Borat was highly criticised in Kazakhstan, Austrians were generally positive about Brüno. Some commented that the film places Austria on the spotlight, and that "it might stop people confusing Austria with Australia and it might make people remember Hitler is Austrian not German, (a fact that foreigners) seem to (get) muddled up". Others regarded the humour as "pretty average" and "inoffensive to Austria." Within the Austrian press, reactions have been generally mild and positive, although the film has also been labelled as "repetitive". Christian Fuchs, from the Austrian radio station FM4, writes that "hidden beneath the hard-as-nails satirist Cohen, lies a humanist who enlightens." However, the film has also met some opposition in Austria, due to its portrayal of homosexuality, and basing the country of Austria on motifs such as Josef Fritzl and Hitler, even going as far as calling Mel Gibson "der Führer". Emil Brix, Austria's envoy to the United Kingdom, called for a boycott of the film, criticizing the film's "cheap" jokes, denouncing the film as "completely improper and unsuitable", and stating that the film tarnishes Austria's public image.
On May 22, 2009, a charity worker at a seniors bingo game sued Baron Cohen, claiming an incident shot for the film at a charity bingo tournament left her disabled. However, the worker later retracted her statement saying the "actor never struck her", but that he "beat her down emotionally to the point she's now confined to a wheelchair."
Bruno: Delicious Journeys Through America for the Purpose of Making Heterosexual Males Visibly Uncomfortable in the Presence of a Gay Foreigner in a Mesh T-Shirt was a mock-title proposed by Hollywood-news and gossip blog Defamer and mistakenly reported as genuine by a number of sources of film information, including the Daily Star, The Irish Times, Internet Movie Database, and The Guardian.
Michael Jackson incidents
Following the sudden death of Michael Jackson on June 25, 2009, a scene from Brüno was hastily removed from the film before its Hollywood premiere later that evening. The scene involved Brüno tricking La Toya Jackson into an interview where he asked her to take a seat on hunched over Mexican workers substituting for chairs and invited her to eat sushi from the back of a naked man. Brüno then proceeded to steal her mobile phone in order to get her brother Michael's phone number. The scene was later confirmed to be removed from the film permanently, although a similar scene involving Paula Abdul did make it into the final cut of the film.
Further controversy arose when preparation for the premiere caused Michael Jackson's Hollywood Walk of Fame star at Grauman's Chinese Theatre to be temporarily covered over, disturbing fans who had come to pay their respects. Fans proceeded to gather at a different Michael Jackson star instead.
But, really, all the cautions and qualifications in the world are blasted out of your head by some of the film's astoundingly hilarious ideas and sequences. Bruno and his partner have acrobatic, degradingly inventive sex; Bruno parades his adopted African son before an all-black tabloid talk show audience; Bruno interviews Paula Abdul in an empty house, the two using crouching Mexican gardeners as chairs; Bruno puts the sexytime moves on Congressman Ron Paul in a hotel room; a TV network focus group reacts (appalled, appropriately) to Bruno's daft concept for a new show; Bruno has long, revealing chats with gay deprogrammers in the deep South. One scene after another pushes you into paroxysms; you're almost glad for the bits that feel overly staged or underdeveloped: they give your ribcage a rest.
And yet, for all the pleasure of that laughter, which is undeniable, there's a residue to "Bruno" that can leave you feeling dirty and unsure of yourself. Only the most PC audience could read "Borat" as an attack on Kazakh culture or heritage; most of the jabs were clearly against the xenophobic Americans the character encountered in Cohen's patented mockumentary ambush style.
But Bruno, perhaps because Cohen plays him so brilliantly, vividly personifies some of the most hateful stereotypes of homosexual manners and lifestyles in a way that Cohen, his co-writers and director Larry Charles don't have quite control of. Yes, the homophobic bigotry of a variety of those whom Bruno encounters is exposed nakedly and often humorously; but at the same time the film plainly asks the audience to laugh at Bruno's sexual tastes and flamboyant air. You could be amused by or with Ali G or Borat and be on firm footing, morally speaking; Bruno, whether by its creators' choices or lapses, affords you no such steady ground.
Maybe it's not fair to talk about a raucous, profoundly R-rated comedy in such ways. It's a summertime movie, after all, and in comic terms it succeeds, more or less, if not quite as unequivocally as "Borat." Thing is, though, were these same stereotypes and exaggerations of gay men presented in, say, a Judd Apatow film, an angry response would be entirely appropriate. Cohen is trying to do moral floor exercises on the edge of a knife, and to acknowledge that he provokes gutbusting laughs while he does it isn't to say that he succeeds in unmasking hypocrisy or prejudice or hate in the ways that, presumably, he hopes to.
So know this going into "Bruno," then: you will laugh; you will see things you would have hoped never to see if you'd had the misfortune to imagine them; you will feel chagrin for innocent bystanders and celebrities who ought to have knownbetter; you will be made to feel deeply uncomfortable. But, I fear, you won't be enlightened, despite the best of intentions of the creators. And, I fear even more, if you enter the film with a closed mind, you might have it welded permanently shut. Which doesn't, in sum, seem to be the point of comedy or satire.
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Better than Borat, 1 July 2009
I got free tickets to an exclusive screening of Bruno last night, I went in expecting to find it funny, but the memories of Borat, and the catchphrases that haunted me months after the movie came out still lingered. Yes I loved Borat on first viewing, yes it was shocking, it was original, but it was brilliant. Sadly it became way, way too popular, and sadly the joke wore very thin by the millionth time I had heard many of the lines from the film. When Bruno was first announced I had no interest in the film. The character was good, but in my opinion also very one note and lacking the comedic potential that Borat had. Yet I can safely say after watching it, that it is by far one of the funniest movies in ages, narrowly just above The Hangover I would say. Bruno is a hugely risky comedy, and will offend many people. Yet it doesn't seem as offencive as Borat, and as a result possibly funnier. This isn't to say Bruno is tame, far from it. A scene with a talking penis more than sees to that (also the funniest scene I have seen in many a year). But credit has to go to Sacha Baron Cohen, is really is the modern day Peter Sellers. Like Sellers he has perfect comedic timing, has a vast array of characters to play with, and truly seems to inhabit his roles. At no point in this movie did I question that Bruno didn't exist, thats how brilliantly he plays the role. Sure Bruno may grate to some viewers, but he is actually a decent character. The short run time, while questionably too short (possibly the missing Latoya Jackson interview might have made up for this), makes sure the film never outstays its welcome.
Cohen truly is perfect in the movie, and also a very incredibly brave man. While I question whether some scene weren't actually staged, the man does seem to put himself in very risky situations. An interview with a terrorist being frighteningly realistic, and the crowds reaction at the end basically coming across that he could be murdered at any second. But the key to this type of humour is the public's reactions, and some members react absolutely brilliantly. The most horrifying and shocking for me being an interview with parents who want their children in show business. What they are willing to do is absolutely horrifying. I question Paula Abdul's interview not being staged, but it is funny all the same. Bruno's assistant, Lutz, played by Gustaf Hammarsten, is amusing though not as great as Borat's manager. The pair do have some great scene, especially when they're locked together in a rather sexual way, that is pretty damned funny.
Bruno will either drive you into hysterics, as it did me and everyone in the audience. Or will horrify and shock you, yet as I just said it didn't appear to do so in my audience, in fact unlike Borat (where at least 10 people walked), nobody left Bruno at all. The comedy is brilliant, and while it is shocking you cannot help but laugh. It balances wincing with embarrassment with shock humour to perfection. It's an incredibly funny movie with so many memorable lines (that possibly I may hate in a month because of the movies inevitable popularity), and scenes that are just hilarious. My only gripe with it is the length I guess, which is both a blessing and a curse for the movie. It just seems lacking a bit more, ten/fifteen more minutes would have been perfect in my mines just to make the movie flow that bit better. But when a movie is this funny, how can you really criticise it for not falling into many comedies traps? Just running on far too long, yes 40 Year Old Virgin as much as I love you I am looking at you.
Overall Bruno is a must see of this summer, which so far seems to be lacking in many quality movies. Anyway if you want a short, sharp, shock, but a funny shock, of a movie then Bruno is definitely for you. Just don't go with your parents!
Cast (in credits order)
|Sacha Baron Cohen||...||Brüno|
|Toby Hoguin||...||Mexican Gardener #1|
|Robert Huerta||...||Mexican Gardener #2|
|Gilbert Rosales||...||Mexican Gardener #3|
|Thomas Rosales Jr.||...||Mexican Gardener #4|
|Marco Xavier||...||Mexican Gardener #5|
|Bono||...||'Dove of Peace'|
|Chris Martin||...||'Dove of Peace'|
|Elton John||...||'Dove of Peace'|
|Slash||...||'Dove of Peace'|
|Snoop Dogg||...||'Dove of Peace'|
|Sting||...||'Dove of Peace'|
|rest of cast listed alphabetically:|
|Paula Abdul||...||Herself (uncredited)|
|Domiziano Arcangeli||...||Fashion Show Director in Milan (uncredited)|
|Richard Bey||...||Himself (uncredited)|
|Harrison Ford||...||Himself (uncredited)|
|John Grant Gordon||...||German Male Model (uncredited)|
|Ron Paul||...||Himself (uncredited)|
|Stephen Sepher||...||Photographer (uncredited)|
|Alexander von Roon||...||German reporter (uncredited)|
|Jason Alper||....||associate producer|
|Sacha Baron Cohen||....||producer|
|Jonah Hill||....||associate producer|
|Anthony Hines||....||executive producer|
|Jeff Schaffer||....||associate producer|
|Dale Stern||....||associate producer|
Original Music by
|Erran Baron Cohen|
Film Editing by
|Scott M. Davids|
Production Design by
|David Maturana||(as David Saenz de Maturana)|
Art Direction by
Set Decoration by
Costume Design by
|Helen Kalognomos||....||assistant makeup artist|
|Jamie D. Boscardin||....||production supervisor|
|Sonja B. Zimmer||....||production manager germany|
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
|Miguel Lombardi||....||first assistant director: Italy|
|Eliot Mathews||....||first assistant director|
|Chris Buchinsky||....||storyboard artist|
|Skip Crank||....||property master: Washington DC/Los Angeles|
|Oliver Dear||....||conceptual artist|
|Marjorie Eber||....||art department coordinator|
|J. Michael Glynn||....||property master|
|Anson Jew||....||concept art|
|Douglas R. Johnson||....||set painter|
|John Paul 'J.P.' Jones||....||property master|
|Bianca Makarewicz||....||art department runner|
|Frank Noack||....||set dresser|
|Eric Whitney||....||construction coordinator|
|Sarah Bourgeois||....||assistant sound editor|
|Jeremy Brill||....||boom operator|
|Bill Burns||....||first assistant sound editor|
|Jenna Dalla Riva||....||foley recording assistant|
|Susan Dudeck||....||dialogue editor|
|Alison Fisher||....||supervising dialogue & adr editor|
|Alan Freedman||....||adr mixer|
|Brooke Graeff||....||foley assistant|
|Scott Harber||....||production sound mixer|
|Jonas Jansson||....||additional adr recordist|
|Scott A. Jennings||....||sound effects editor|
|Andy Malcolm||....||foley artist|
|Michael O'Farrell||....||supervising sound editor|
|Joel Shryack||....||dialogue editor|
|Don White||....||foley recording mixer|
Visual Effects by
|Alex Daniels||....||stunt coordinator|
|Shawn Lane||....||stunt performer|
|Hugh Aodh O'Brien||....||utility stunts|
Camera and Electrical Department
|Michael Alba||....||additional camera operator|
|Thierry Bohnke||....||first assistant camera (segment)|
|Jimmy Bourcier||....||assistant camera: France Unit|
|Marc Christie||....||key grip|
|M. Autumn Eakin||....||assistant camera: additional|
|Martin Frank||....||gaffer: germany|
|Luke Geissbuhler||....||additional photography|
|Nate Havens||....||additional camera operator|
|John Johns||....||video controller|
|Matt Mindlin||....||additional cinematographer|
|Jon Myers||....||additional camera operator|
|Jon Myers||....||jimmy jib operator|
|John C. Nadeau||....||unit gaffer|
|Marcus Pohlus||....||Steadicam operator: Berlin unit|
|Mark Schwartzbard||....||camera operator|
|Michael Penn Smith||....||jib operator|
|Kevin Tiesiera||....||lighting technician: Los Angeles|
|Dennis Overeem||....||casting assistant|
|Johanna Ragwitz||....||extras casting|
Costume and Wardrobe Department
|Lindsey Kear||....||wardrobe production assistant|
|Dayna Pink||....||fashion consultant|
|Jennifer Starzyk||....||costume supervisor|
|Brandon Balin||....||assistant editor|
|Bryan Cantrall||....||on-line editor|
|Marisa Clayton||....||digital intermediate producer: Modern VideoFilm|
|Rachelle Dang||....||assistant editor (2009)|
|Joe Finley||....||digital film colorist|
|Christopher Guardino||....||score conducted and orchestrated by|
|Richard Henderson||....||music editor|
|Richard Henderson||....||music supervisor|
|Stephanie Lowry||....||music editor|
|Peter Rotter||....||music contractor|
|Dennis S. Sands||....||music scoring mixer|
|Steven L. Smith||....||music preparation|
|Kirk Huston||....||transportation coordinator|
|Chris Stephens||....||transportation coordinator|
|Olivier Suffert||....||production driver: Paris unit|
|Jesse J. Adams||....||production assistant|
|Robyn Adams||....||writers' assistant|
|Jeremy Alter||....||location manager: Los Angeles|
|Kieran Baker||....||field coordinator|
|Chelsea Barnard||....||field coordinator|
|Allison Boon||....||field coordinator|
|Cara Casey||....||field coordinator|
|Pierre Cheminat||....||assistant accountant|
|Michael Cleaver||....||production and claims counsel|
|Adam Cuthbert||....||production assistant|
|Richard Davison||....||accounting clerk|
|Steven Davis||....||field coordinator|
|Kathleen Egan||....||field supervisor|
|Stephen Feder||....||field coordinator|
|Natalia Garcia||....||field coordinator|
|Christopher Godfrey||....||writing assistant|
|Josh Greenbarg||....||production assistant|
|Lon Haber||....||dialect/language coach|
|Mitch Harbeson||....||location manager|
|John Kiriakou||....||security consultant|
|Richard Klein||....||security consultant|
|Kea Könneker||....||key production assistant|
|Alexandra Lambrinidis||....||production field supervisor|
|Keri Lederman||....||production supervisor: additional photography|
|Ryan Leiderman||....||field coordinator|
|Geri Logan||....||field coordinator|
|Don Orlando||....||production accountant|
|John Sanchez||....||production coordinator|
|Russell Smith||....||production and claims counsel|
|Greg Stephenson||....||teleprompter operator|
|Scott Trimble||....||location scout: reshoots|
|Clare Tucker||....||field coordinator|
|Mathew A. Villalobos||....||key assistant location manager|
|Tracy Wilcoxen||....||audience coordinator|
|Lavinia Zetina||....||key first assistant accountant|