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Favorite Drama Films: 1988-1989

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Directed by: Penelope Spherris
Produced by: Miles Copeland III, Valerie Faris, and Jonathan Dayton
Written by: Penelope Spherris
Edited by: Earl Ghaffari
Cinematograph: Jeff Zimmerman

Distributed by: IRS Films and New Line Cinema
People who added this item 76 Average listal rating (38 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 6.5


Directed by: Roland Joffe
Produced by: John Colley, Kimberly Cooper, and Tony Garrett
Written by: Roland Joffe and Bruce Robinson
Cinematography: Vilmos Zsigmond
Edited by: Francoise Bonnot
Music by: Ennio Morricone

Distributed by: Paramount Pictures
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People who added this item 7 Average listal rating (4 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 7.1
Bye Bye Blues (1989)


Directed by: Anne Wheeler
Produced by: Tony Allard, Avri Liimatainen, and Anne Wheeler
Written by: Anne Wheeler
Cinematography: Vic Sarin
Edited by: Christopher Tate
Music by: George Blondheim

Distributed by: National Film Board, Image Organization, and Circle Films
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People who added this item 545 Average listal rating (379 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 6.5


Directed by: Tony Randel
Produced by: Christopher Figg and David Barron
Written by: Peter Atkins and Clive Barker
Based on characters created by: Clive Barker Cinematography: Robin Vidgeon
Edited by: Richard Marden and Tony Randel
Music by: Christopher Young

Distributed by: New World Pictures
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People who added this item 94 Average listal rating (52 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 5.6
Communion (1989)


Directed by: Phillipe Mora
Produced by: Philipe Mora
Written by: Whitney Striber
Based on the novel by Whitney Striber
Cinematography: Louis Irving
Edited by: Lee Smith
Music by: Allan Zavod, Steve Bartek, and Eric Clapton

Distributed by: New Line Cinema and Allied Vision
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People who added this item 49 Average listal rating (30 ratings) 5.2 IMDB Rating 6.3
Dad (1989)


Directed by: Gary David Goldberg
Produced by: Gary David Goldberg, Kathleen Kennedy, Ric Kidney, Frank Marshall, and Steven Spielberg
Based on the novel by: William Wharton
Written by: Gary David Goldenberg
Cinematography: Jan Kiesser
Edited by: Eric A. Seers
Music by: James Horner

Distributed by: Universal Pictures
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People who added this item 151 Average listal rating (86 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.6


Directed by: Sidney Lumet
Produced by: Griffin Dunne, Naomi Foner, Burtt Harris, and Amy Robinson
Written by: Naomi Foner
Cinematography: Gerry Fisher
Edited by: Andrew Mondshein
Music by: Tony Mottola

Distributed by: Warner Bros.
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Directed: John Herzfeld
Produced by: Allan Landsburg, Howard Lipstone, and Linda Otto
Written by: Phil Penningroth and John Herzfeld
Cinematograph: Steven Shaw
Edited by: Robert Florio
Music by: Mike Post

Distributed by: ABC Television
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People who added this item 95 Average listal rating (56 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.9


Directed by: Andrew Solt
Produced by: Bud Friedgen, Kevin Lee Miller, Andrew Solt, and David L. Wolper
Written by: Sam Egan and Andrew Solt
Cinematography: Nestor Almendros
Edited by: Howard Heard and Bert Lovitt

Distributed by: Universal Pictures
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People who added this item 40 Average listal rating (18 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 5.9


Directed by: Leonard Nimoy
Produced by: Arne Glimcher
Based on the novel by: Sue Miller
Written by: Michael Bortman
Cinematography: David Watkin
Edited by: Peter E. Berger
Music by: Elmer Bernstein

Distributed by: Touchstone Pictures
People who added this item 392 Average listal rating (277 ratings) 6 IMDB Rating 6.3
The Dead Pool (1988)


Directed by: Buddy Van Horn
Produced by: David Valdez
Based on the characters by: Harry Julian Fink and Rita M. Fink
Written by: Steve Sharon, Durk Pearson, and Sandy Shaw
Cinematography: Jack N. Green
Edited by: Ron Sprang
Music by: Lalo Schifrin

Distributed by: Warner Bros.
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People who added this item 96 Average listal rating (52 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 6.7


Directed by: Glenn Gordon Caron
Produced by: Deborah Blum, Tod Carroll, Jay Daniel,
Tony Ganz, and Ron Howard
Written by: Ted Carroll
Cinematography: Jan Kiesser
Edited by : Richard Chew
Music by: Gabriel Yared

Distributed by: Warner Bros.
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People who added this item 197 Average listal rating (118 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 6.8


Directed by: Steve Kloves
Produced by: Julie Bergman Sender, Bill Finnegan, Robin Forman, Sydney Pollack, Mark Rosenberg, Courtney Silberberg, and Paula Weinstein
Written by: Steve Kloves
Cinematography: Michael Ballhaus
Edited by: William Steinkamp
Music by: Dave Grusin

Distributed by: 20th Century Fox
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People who added this item 134 Average listal rating (82 ratings) 5.7 IMDB Rating 5.7


Directed by: Sidney Lumet
Produced by: Lawrence Gordon, Burtt Harris, and Jennifer Ogden
Based on the novel by: Vincent Patrick
Written by: Vincent Patrick
Cinematography: Andrzej Bartkowiak
Edited by: Andrew Mondshein
Music by: Cy Coleman

Distributed by: TriStar Pictures
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People who added this item 56 Average listal rating (35 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 7


Directed by: Euzhan Palcy
Produced by: Tim Hampton, Mary Selway, and Paula Weinstein
Based on the book by: Andre F. Brink
Written by: Euzhan Palcy and Colin Welland
Cinematography: Pierre William Glenn and Kelvin Pike
Edited by: Glenn Cunningham and Sam O'Steen
Music by: David Grusin

Distributed by: MGM/UA
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People who added this item 8 Average listal rating (6 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 6.2
Crusoe (1988)


Directed by: Caleb Deschanel
Produced by: Andrew Braunsberg, David Cammell, and Robert Labrecqu
Based on the book โ€œRobinson Crusoeโ€ by: Daniel Dafoe
Written by: Walon Green
Cinematography: Tomislav Pinter
Edited by: Humphrey Dixon
Music by: Michael Kamen

Distributed by: Island Pictures
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People who added this item 686 Average listal rating (404 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 7.9


Directed by: Woody Allen
Produced by: Robert Greenhut, Charles H. Joffe, Thomas A. Reilly, Helen Robin, and Jack Rollins
Written by: Woody Allen
Cinematography: Sven Nykvist
Edited by: Susan E. Morse

Distributed by; Orion Pictures
People who added this item 55 Average listal rating (37 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 6.5


Directed by: Peter Yates
Produced by: Larry Brothers, Robert W. Cort, Ted Field, Scott Kroopf, and Neil A. Machlis
Written by: Larry Brothers
Cinematography: William A. Fraker
Edited by: Stephen A. Rotter and William S. Scharf
Music by: Howard Shore

Distributed by: Touchstone Pictures
People who added this item 100 Average listal rating (72 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 8.7
Lonesome Dove (1989)


Directed by: Simon Wincer
Produced by: Suzanne De Passe, Michael Weisbarth, Robert A. Halmi, Dyson Lovell, and William D. Witliff
Written by: Larry McMurtry and William D. Wittliff Based on the book by: Larry McMurty
Cinematography: Douglas Milsome
Edited by: Corky Ehlers
Music by: Basil Poledouris

Distributed by: CBS Television and Motown Productions
People who added this item 562 Average listal rating (343 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 7.3


Directed by: Herbert Ross
Produced by Ray Stark, Andrew Stone, and Victoria White
Written by: Robert Harling
Based on the play by: Robrrt Harling
Cinematography: John A. Alonzo
Edited by: Paul Hirsch
Music by: Georges Delerue

Distributed by: Columbia Pictures
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People who added this item 30 Average listal rating (25 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.5


Directed by: Phil Joanau
Produced by: Michael Hamlyn and Paul McGuinness
Cinematography: Robert Brinkmann and Jordan Croenweth
Edited by: Phil Joanau
Music by: Adam Clayton. The Edge, and Larry Mullen, Jr.

Distributed by: Paramount Pictures
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People who added this item 18 Average listal rating (8 ratings) 6 IMDB Rating 5.9
Blaze (1989)


Directed by: Ron Shelton
Produced by: Wendy Dozoretz, Gil Friesen, David V. Lester, Don Miller, and Dale Pollock
Written by: Ron Shelton
Based on the book by: "Blaze Starr: My Life as Told to Huey Perry by Blaze Starr" written by: Huey Perry and Blaze Starr
Cinematography: Haskell Wexler
Edited by: Robert Leighton and Michael King
Music by: Bennie Wallace

Distributed by: Touchstone Pictures
People who added this item 67 Average listal rating (44 ratings) 5.3 IMDB Rating 5.7


Directed by: James Bridges
Produced by: Jack Larson, Gerald R. Molen, Sydney Pollack, and
Mark Rosenberg
Written by: Jay McInerney
Based on the novel by: Jay McInerney
Cinematography: Gordon Willis
Edited by: George Berndt and John Bloom
Music by: Donald Raven

Distributed by: MGM/UA
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People who added this item 225 Average listal rating (154 ratings) 5.6 IMDB Rating 6.1
The Wizard (1989)


Directed by: Todd Holland
Produced by: David Schneider, Ken Topolsky, Lindsley Parsons, Jr., and David Chisholm
Written by: David Chisholm
Cinematography: Robert D. Yeoman
Edited by: Tom Finan
Music by: J. Peter Robinson

Distributed by: Universal Pictures
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People who added this item 252 Average listal rating (147 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.1


Directed by: Takeshi Kitano
Produced by: Shozo Ichiyama, Toshio Nabeshima, Kazuyoshi Okuyama, and Takio Yoshida
Written by: Hisashi Nozawa and Takeshi Kitano
Cinematography: Yasushi Sasakibara
Edited by: Nobutake Kamiya
Music by: Daisaku Kume

Distributed by: Fuji Film Company
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People who added this item 336 Average listal rating (222 ratings) 5.8 IMDB Rating 6.4
Always (1989)


Directed by: Steven Spielberg
Produced by: Frank Marshall, Kathleen Kennedy, Steven Spielberg, and Richard Vane
Written by: Jerry Belson
Based on the screenplay "A Guy Named Joe" by: Dalton Trumbo, Frederick Hazlitt Brennan, Chandler Sprague, and David Boehm
Cinematography: Mikael Solomon
Edited by: Michael Kahn
Music by: John Williams

Distributed by: Universal Pictures
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People who added this item 237 Average listal rating (130 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.5


Directed by: Kenneth Branaugh
Produced by: Bruce Sharman and Stephen Evans
Written by:.Kenneth Branaugh
Based on the play by: William Shakespeare
Cinematography: Kenneth MacMillian
Edited by: Michael Bradsell
Music by: Patrick Doyle

Distributed by: The Samuel Goldwyn Company
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People who added this item 160 Average listal rating (104 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 6.2
Monkey Shines (1988)


Directed by: George A. Romero
Produced by: Charles Evans and Peter Grunwald
Written by: George A. Romero
Based on the novel by: Michael Stewart
Cinematography: James A. Contner
Edited by: Pasquele Buba
Music by: David Shire

Distributed by: Orion Pictures
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People who added this item 89 Average listal rating (53 ratings) 5.5 IMDB Rating 5.9
Punchline (1988)


Directed by: David Seltzer
Produced by: David Melnick, Sally Fields, and Janice Yarbrough
Written by: David Seltzer
Cinematography: Reynaldo Villalobos
Edited by: Bruce Green
Music by: Charles Gross

Distributed by: 20th Century Fox
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People who added this item 16 Average listal rating (5 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 0


Directed by: Bruce McDonald
Produced by: Danny Salerno, Bruce McDonald, and Colin Brunton
Written by: Bruce McDonald and Don McKellar
Cinematography: Miroslaw Baszak
Edited by: Mike Dunn
Music by: Nash the Slash

Distributed by: Shadow Shows Distribution
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People who added this item 317 Average listal rating (172 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7.5
Roger & Me (1989)


Directed by: Michael Moore
Produced by: Michael Moore
Written by: Michael Moore
Cinematography: Chris Beaver, John Prusak, Bruce Schermer, and Kevin Rafferty
Edited by: Wendey Stanzler and Jennifer Berman

Distributed by: Warner Bros.
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Directed by: Allan A. Goldstein
Produced by: Richard Davis and Stephen Foster
Written by: Paul Savath
Based on the novel by: Morley Torgov
Cinematography: Ian Elkin
Edited by: Richard Martin
Music by: Graeme Coleman

Distributed by: Southgate Entertainment
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Directed by: Steven Spielberg
Produced by: Robert Watts, George Lucas, and Frank Marshall Written by: Jeffrey Boam, George Lucas, and Menno Meyjes
Based on characters created by: Philip Kaufman and George Lucas
Cinematography: Douglas Slocombe
Edited by: Michael Kahn
Music by: John Williams

Distributed by: Paramount Pictures
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People who added this item 386 Average listal rating (268 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 7.1


Directed by: Brian De Palma
Produced by: Art Linson and Fred C. Caruso
Written by: David Rabe
Based on the book by: Daniel Lang
Cinematography: Stephen H. Burum
Edited by: Bill Pankow
Music by: Ennio Morricone

Distributed by: Columbia Pictures
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Directed by: Andrew Fleming
Produced by: Gsle Anne Hurd and Ginny Nugent
Written by: Steven E. de Sousza, Andrew Fleming, Michael Dick, P.J. Pettienette, and Yuri Zeltser
Cinematography: Alexander Gruszynski
Edited by: Jeff Freeman
Music by: Jay Ferguson

Distributed by: 20th Century Fox
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People who added this item 1088 Average listal rating (705 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 7.2


Directed by: Oliver Stone
Produced by: A. Kitman Ho and Oliver Stone
Written by: Ron Kovic and Oliver Stone
Based on the book by: Ron Kovic
Cinematography: Robert Richardson
Edited by: David Brenner and Joe Hutshing
Music by: John Williams

Distributed by: Universal Pictures
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People who added this item 211 Average listal rating (135 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 6.7


Directed by: Dennis Hopper
Produced by: Robert H. Solo and Paul Lewis
Written by: Michael Schiffer and Richard Di Lello
Cinematography: Haskell Wexler
Edited by: Robert Estrin
Music by: Herbie Hancock

Distributed by: Orion Pictures
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People who added this item 259 Average listal rating (156 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.7
The Bear (1988)


Directed by: Jean Jacques Annuad
Produced by: Claude Berri
Written by: Gerard Brach and Jean Jacques Annuad
Based on the novel, "The Grizzly King" by: James Oliver Curwood
Cinematography: Philippe Rousselot
Edited by: Noelle Boisson
Music by: Phillipe Sarde

Distributed by: Tri Star Pictures and Pathe Films
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People who added this item 940 Average listal rating (535 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.3


Directed by: Cameron Crowe
Produced by: James L. Brooks, Paul Germain, Polly Platt, and Richard Marks
Written by: Cameron Crowe
Cinematography: Laszlo Kovacs
Edited by: Richard Marks
Music by: Anne Dudley and Richard Gibbs

Distributed by: 20th Century Fox
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Directed by: Geoff Burrowes
Produced by: Geoff Burrowes, Jeff Kearney, Kent C. Lowell, and Dennis Wright
Written by: Geoff Burrowes
Based on the poem by: A.B. "Banjo" Peterson
Cinematography: Keith Wagstaff
Edited by: Gary Woodyard
Music by: Bruce Rowland

Distributed by: Walt Disney Pictures and Hoyts Film Partenership
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People who added this item 131 Average listal rating (96 ratings) 5.9 IMDB Rating 6
The Presidio (1988)


Directed by: Peter Hyams
Produced by: D. Constantine Conte, Fred C. Caruso, and Jonathan A. Zimbert
Written by: Larry Ferguson
Cinematography: Peter Hyams
Edited by: Diane Adler, Beau Barthel, and James Mitchell
Music by: Bruce Broughton

Distributed by: Paramount Pictures
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Directed by: Vincent Ward
Produced by: Gary Hannam and John Maynard
Written by: Vincent Ward, Kely Lyons, and Geoff Chapple
Based on a concept by: Vincent Ward
Cinematography: Geoffrey Simpson
Edited by: John Scott
Music by: Davood A. Tabrizi

Distributed by: Home Cinema Group and Arenafilm
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People who added this item 246 Average listal rating (157 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 6.2


Directed by: Jim McBride
Produced by: Michael Grais, Mark Victor, Karen Penhale, Adam Fields, and Art Levinson
Written by: Jack Baran and Jim McBride
Based on the book by: Myra Lewis and Murray Lewis, Jr.
Cinematography: Affonso Beato
Edited by: Lisa Day, Bert Lovitt, and Pembroke J. Herring

Distributed by: Orion Pictures
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People who added this item 56 Average listal rating (37 ratings) 5.6 IMDB Rating 6


Directed by: Carl Schenkel
Produced by: Ed Elbart and Dale Pollock
Written by: Hampton Francher
Based on the novel, "Finding Maubee" by: Allan H.Z. Carr
Cinematography: Jacques Steyn
Edited by: Jim Jympson
Music by: Anne Dudley

Distributed by: MGM/UA
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People who added this item 354 Average listal rating (253 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 6.8
Dead Calm (1989)


Directed by: Philip Noyce
Produced by: Terry Hayes, Doug Mitchell, and George Miller
Written by: Philip Noyce
Based on the novel by: Charles Williams
Cinematography: Dean Semler
Edited by: Richard Francis-Bruce
Music by: Graeme Revell

Distributed by: Warner Bros
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People who added this item 105 Average listal rating (74 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 6.3


Directed by: Graeme Clifford
Produced by: David Foster, Lawrence Turman, Michael Tolkin, and Bruce McNall
Written by: Michael Tolkin
Cinematography: Reed Smoot
Edited by: John Wright
Music by: Jay Ferguson

Distributed by: 20th Century Fox
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People who added this item 527 Average listal rating (353 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 6.7
Black Rain (1989)


Directed by: Ridley Scott
Produced by: Craig Bolotin, Sherry Lansing, Julie Kirkman, and Stanley R. Jaffe
Written by: Craig Bolotin and Warren Lewis
Cinematography: Jan de Bont
Edited by: Tom Rolf
Music by: Hans Zimmer

Distributed by: Paramount Pictures
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People who added this item 1249 Average listal rating (808 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.6
Pet Sematary (1989)


Directed by: Mary Lambert
Produced by: Richard P. Rubinstein
Written by: Stephen King
Based on the novel by: Stephen King
Cinematography: Peter Stein
Edited by: Daniel P. Hanley and Mike Hill
Music by: Elliott Goldenthal
Music and lyrics by: Dee Dee Ramone and Daniel Ray

Distributed by: Paramount Pictures
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People who added this item 155 Average listal rating (56 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 6.7


Directed by: Bernard Rose
Produced by: Tim Bevan, Sarah Radclyffe, Jane Frazer, Dan Ireland, and M.J. Peckos
Written by: Matthew Jacobs
Based on tbe novel "Marianne Dreams" by: Catherine Storr
Cinematography: Mike Southon
Edited by: Dan Rae
Music by: Stanley Myers and Hans Zimmer

Distributed by: Vestron Pictures
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People who added this item 379 Average listal rating (256 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 6.5


Directed by: Wes Craven
Produced by: Keith Barish, Doug Claybourne, Rob Cohen, Robert Engelman, Victoria Kluge, David Ladd, and David B. Pauker
Written by: Richard Maxwell and Adam Rodman
Based on the novel by: Wade Davis
Cinematography: John Lindley
Edited by: Glenn Farr
Music by: Brad Fiedel

Distributed by: Universal Pictures
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