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Ed Wood (1994)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $5,828,466Details
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Movie Details

Production Budget:$18,000,000
Domestic Releases: September 30th, 1994 (Wide) by Walt Disney
Video Release: October 19th, 2004 by Buena Vista Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R for some strong language
Running Time: 126 minutes
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Keywords: Biography, Movie Business, Cross-Dressing, Wrestling, Breaking the Fourth Wall, Retro Black and White, LGBT, Psychics, Performing Arts, Addiction, Relationships Gone Wrong, Transexual, Religious, Narcotics
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Dramatization
Production Companies: Touchstone Pictures
Production Countries: United States

Lead Ensemble Members

   Edward D. Wood
   Bela Lugosi
   Dolores Fuller
   Kathy O'Hara
   Bunny Breckenridge

Supporting Cast

G.D. Spradlin    Reverend Lemon
Vincent D'Onofrio    Orson Welles
Mike Starr    Georgie Weiss
Max Casella    Paul Marco
Brent Hinkley    Conrad Brooks
Lisa Marie    Vampira
George “The Animal” Steele    Tor Johnson
Juliet Landau    Loretta King
Clive Rosengren    Ed Reynolds
Norman Alden    Cameraman Bill
Leonard Termo    Makeup Man Harry
Ned Bellamy    Dr. Tom Mason
Danny Dayton    Soundman
John Ross    Camera Assistant
Bill Cusack    Tony McCoy
Aaron Nelms    Teenage Kid
Biff Yeager    Rude Boss
Joseph R. Gannascoli    Security Guard
Carmen Filpi    Old Crusty Man
Lisa Malkiewicz    Secretary
Melora Walters    Secretary
Conrad Brooks    Bartender
Don Amendolia    Salesman
Tommy Berelsen    Tough Boy
Reid Cruickshanks    Stage Guard
Stanley DeSantis    Mr. Feldman
Lionel Decker    Executive
Edmund L. Shaff    Executive
Gene LeBell    Ring Announcer
Jesse Hernandez    Wrestling Opponent
Bobby Slayton    TV Show Host
Gretchen Becker    TV Show Assistant
John Rice    Conservative Man
Catherine Butterfield    Conservative Wife
Mary Portser    Backer's Wife
King Cotton    Hick Backer
Don Hood    Southern Backer
Frank Echols    Doorman
Matthew Barry    Valet
Ralph Monaco    Waiter
Anthony Russell    Busboy
Tommy Bush    Stage Manager
Gregory Walcott    Potential Backer
Charles C. Stevenson, Jr.    Another Backer
Rance Howard    Old man McCoy
Vasek Simek    Professor Strowski
Alan Martin    Vampira's Assistant
Salwa Ali    Vampira's Girlfriend
Rodney Kizziah    Vampira's Friend
Korla Pandit    Indian Musician
Hannah Eckstein    Greta Johnson
Luc De Schepper    Karl Johnson
Vinny Argiro    TV Horror Show Director
Patti Tippo    Nurse
Ray Baker    Doctor
Louis Lombardi    Rental House Manager
James Reid Boyce    Theatre Manager
Ben Ryan Ganger    Angry Kid
Ryan Holihan    Frantic Usher
Marc Revivo    High School Punk
Charlie Holliday    Tourist
Adam Drescher    Photographer
Ric Mancini    Photographer
Daniel Riordan    Pilot/Strapping Young Man
Mickey Cottrell    Hammy Alien

For a description of the different acting role types we use to categorize acting perfomances, see our Glossary.

Production and Technical Credits

Tim Burton    Producer
Denise Di Novi    Producer
Scott Alexander    Written by
Larry Karaszewski    Written by
Michael Lehmann    Executive Producer
Michael Flynn    Co-Producer
Stefan Czapsky    Director of Photography
Tom Duffield    Production Designer
Chris Lebenzon    Film Editor
Howard Shore    Music by
Michael Topoozian    Assistant Director
Michael Polaire    Unit Production Manager
Michael Okowita    Art Director
Cricket Rowland    Set Decorator
Colleen Atwood    Costume Designer
Nancy McArdle    Costume Supervisor
Tom Seid    Additional Film Editor
Edward Tise    Production Sound Mixer
David Parker    Re-recording Mixer
Michael Semanick    Re-recording Mixer
Richard Schirmer    Re-recording Mixer
John Nutt    Supervising Sound Editor
Ernie Fosselius    Sound Effects Editor
Sam Hinkley    Sound Effects Editor
Joan E. Chapman    Dialogue Editor
Patrick Dodd    Dialogue Editor
Scott Levitin    Dialogue Editor
Ellen Segal    Music Editor
Ve Neill    Make up
Yolanda Toussieng    Hairstylist
Rick Baker    Special Make-up Effects
Victoria Thomas    Casting Director
John Branagan    Stunt Coordinator

The bold credits above the line are the "above-the-line" credits, the other the "below-the-line" credits.

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
1994/10/07 9 $1,903,768   623 $3,056   $2,301,695 2
1994/12/09 52 $20,264   44 $461   $5,730,010 11
1994/12/16 56 $14,958 -26% 27 $554   $5,755,976 12

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
1994/12/09 47 $31,272   44 $711   $5,741,018 11

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
9/23/2012196,518 6,518$90,464$90,464414

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