Ghost World

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  • R
  • Genre(s): Drama Comedy
  • Release year: 2001
  • Running time: 111 min
Terry Zwigoff’s first fiction film, adapted from a cult-classic comic by Daniel Clowes, is an idiosyncratic portrait of adolescent alienation that is at once bleakly funny and wholly endearing. Set during the malaise-filled months following high-school... read more
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Terry Zwigoff’s first fiction film, adapted from a cult-classic comic by Daniel Clowes, is an idiosyncratic portrait of adolescent alienation that is at once bleakly funny and wholly endearing. Set during the malaise-filled months following high-school graduation, Ghost World follows the proud misfit Enid (Thora Birch), who confronts an uncertain future amid the cultural wasteland of consumerist America. As her cynicism becomes too much to bear even for her best friend, Rebecca (Scarlett Johansson), Enid finds herself drawn to an unlikely kindred spirit: a sad-sack record collector many years her senior (Steve Buscemi). With its parade of oddball characters, quotable, Oscar-nominated script, and eclectic soundtrack of vintage obscurities, Ghost World is one of the twenty-first century’s most fiercely beloved comedies.

Original Release

07/20/2001

US Release

07/20/2001

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Cast

Thora Birch Enid
Scarlett Johansson Rebecca
Steve Buscemi Seymour
Brad Renfro Josh
Bob Balaban Enid's Dad
Teri Garr Maxine
Stacey Travis Dana
David Cross Gerrold, the Pushy Guy - Record Collector / Gerrold, the Pushy Guy
Pat Healy John Ellis
Dave Sheridan Doug
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Terry Zwigoff

Writers

Daniel Clowes, Terry Zwigoff

Cast

Thora Birch Enid
Scarlett Johansson Rebecca
Steve Buscemi Seymour
Brad Renfro Josh
Bob Balaban Enid's Dad
Teri Garr Maxine
Stacey Travis Dana
David Cross Gerrold, the Pushy Guy - Record Collector / Gerrold, the Pushy Guy
Pat Healy John Ellis
Dave Sheridan Doug
Tom McGowan Joe
Charles C. Stevenson Jr. Norman
Debra Azar Melora
Brian George Sidewinder Boss
Illeana Douglas Roberta Allsworth
Venus DeMilo Thomas Ebony - Graduation Rapper / Ebony
Joy Bisco Jade - Graduation Rapper / Jade
Randall Barnwell Walking Dead Man
Tracy Bennett Defaced Magazine Photo
Michael Chanslor Orange Colored Sky Keyboarder, Graduation Band

Producers

Pippa Cross Executive Producer
Janette Day Executive Producer
Lianne Halfon Producer
John Malkovich Producer
Russell Smith Producer
Barbara A. Hall Producer

Editors

Carole Kravetz Aykanian, Michael R. Miller

2002OscarBest Writing, Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published Nominated
2002Golden GlobeBest Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical Nominated
2002Golden GlobeBest Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture Nominated
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