Inherent Vice

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Inherent Vice, is the seventh feature from Paul Thomas Anderson and the first ever film adaption of a Thomas Pynchon novel. When private eye Doc Sportello's ex-old lady suddenly out of nowhere shows up with a story about her current billionaire land... read more
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Inherent Vice, is the seventh feature from Paul Thomas Anderson and the first ever film adaption of a Thomas Pynchon novel. 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. The film stars Oscar nominees Joaquin Phoenix (The Master, Walk the Line), Josh Brolin (True Grit, No Country For Old Men) and Owen Wilson (The Royal Tennenbaums, Midnight in Paris); Katherine Waterston (Michael Clayton, Boardwalk Empire); Oscar winners Reese Witherspoon (Walk the Line) and Benicio Del Toro (Traffic); Martin Short (Frankenweenie); Jena Malone (The Hunger Games series); and musician Joanna Newsom.  

Original Release

12/12/2014

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Cast

Reese Witherspoon Deputy D.A. Penny Kimball
Jena Malone Hope Harlingen
Josh Brolin Lt. Det. Christian F. "Bigfoot" Bjornsen
Joaquin Phoenix Larry "Doc" Sportello
Sasha Pieterse Japonica Fenway
Benicio Del Toro Sauncho Smilax, Esq
Owen Wilson Coy Harlingen
Katherine Waterston Shasta Fay Hepworth
Maya Rudolph Petunia Leeway
Martin Short Dr. Rudy Blatnoyd, D.D.S.
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Paul Thomas Anderson

Writers

Paul Thomas Anderson, Thomas Pynchon

Cast

Reese Witherspoon Deputy D.A. Penny Kimball
Jena Malone Hope Harlingen
Josh Brolin Lt. Det. Christian F. "Bigfoot" Bjornsen
Joaquin Phoenix Larry "Doc" Sportello
Sasha Pieterse Japonica Fenway
Benicio Del Toro Sauncho Smilax, Esq
Owen Wilson Coy Harlingen
Katherine Waterston Shasta Fay Hepworth
Maya Rudolph Petunia Leeway
Martin Short Dr. Rudy Blatnoyd, D.D.S.
Martin Donovan Crocker Fenway
Eric Roberts Michael Z. Wolfmann
Joanna Newsom Sortilège
Jeannie Berlin Aunt Reet
Serena Scott Thomas Sloane Wolfmann
Hong Chau Jade
Christopher Allen Nelson Glenn Charlock
Sam Jaeger Agent Flatweed
Timothy Simons Agent Borderline
Jillian Bell Chlorinda

Producers

Adam Somner Executive Producer
Steven Mnuchin Executive Producer
Scott Rudin Executive Producer
Paul Thomas Anderson Producer
Daniel Lupi Producer
JoAnne Sellar Producer
Eli Bush Producer
Albert Chi Producer

Editors

Leslie Jones

2015 Golden Globe Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical Nominated
2015 Oscar Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay Nominated
2015 Oscar Best Achievement in Costume Design Nominated
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