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A Most Violent Year (2014)

  • Rate: 7.8/10 total 87 votes 
  • Genre: Action | Crime | Drama | Thriller
  • Release Date: 31 December 2014 (USA)
  • Filming Location: New York City, New York, USA
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A Most Violent Year (2014)

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  • IMDb page: A Most Violent Year (2014)
  • Rate: 7.8/10 total 87 votes 
  • Genre: Action | Crime | Drama | Thriller
  • Release Date: 31 December 2014 (USA)
  • Filming Location: New York City, New York, USA
  • Budget: $19,000,000 (estimated)
  • Director: J.C. Chandor
  • Stars: Oscar Isaac, Jessica Chastain, David Oyelowo | See full cast and crew »
  • Original Music By: Alex Ebert   
  • Plot Keyword: Year 1981

Writing Credits By:

  • J.C. Chandor (screenplay)

Known Trivia

  • Javier Bardem was cast in the lead role during development. But after some disagreements with the film’s direction, Bardem dropped out. Jessica Chastain suggested her former Juillard classmate, Oscar Isaac which ended up being cast. 18 of 18 found this interesting Interesting? Yes No |
  • Albert Brooks’s role was originally written for Stanley Tucci. 11 of 11 found this interesting Interesting? Yes No |
  • Charlize Theron passed on a role that went to Jessica Chastain. 13 of 14 found this interesting Interesting? Yes No |

Plot: In New York City 1981, an ambitious immigrant fights to protect his business and family during the most dangerous year in the city's history. Full summary » |  »

Story: A crime drama set in New York City during the winter of 1981, statistically one of the most violent years in the city’s history, and centered on a the lives of an immigrant and his family trying to expand their business and capitalize on opportunities as the rampant violence, decay, and corruption of the day drag them in and threaten to destroy all they have built. Written byProduction

FullCast & Crew

Produced By:

  • Glen Basner known as executive producer
  • Joshua Blum known as executive producer
  • Neal Dodson known as producer
  • Anna Gerb known as producer
  • Jonathan King known as executive producer
  • Kerry Orent known as line producer
  • Jeff Skoll known as executive producer

FullCast & Crew:

  • Oscar Isaac known as Abel Morales
  • Jessica Chastain known as Anna Morales
  • David Oyelowo known as Lawrence
  • Alessandro Nivola known as Peter Forente
  • Albert Brooks known as Andrew Walsh
  • Elyes Gabel known as Julian
  • Catalina Sandino Moreno known as Luisa
  • Peter Gerety known as Bill O'Leary
  • Christopher Abbott known as Louis Servidio
  • Ashley Williams known as Lange
  • John Procaccino known as Arthur Lewis
  • Glenn Fleshler known as Arnold Klein
  • Jerry Adler known as Josef
  • Annie Funke known as Lorraine Lefkowitz
  • Matthew Maher known as John Dominczyk
  • David Margulies known as Saul Lefkowitz
  • Pico Alexander known as Elias Morales
  • Nick Bailey
  • Susan Blackwell known as Radio reporter
  • David Boston known as Competitor
  • Patrick Breen known as Instructor
  • Myrna Cabello known as Maria
  • Chris Cardona known as Driver 1
  • Teddy Cañez known as Contractor
  • Suzanne Cerreta known as Kathy
  • Robert Clohessy known as Mr. Rose
  • Teddy Coluca known as Driver 3
  • Nat DeWolf
  • John Dinello known as Driver 2
  • Kathleen Doyle known as Lefkowitz Secretary
  • Giselle Eisenberg known as Catherine Morales
  • William Hill known as Eddie
  • Chester Jones III known as Beat Cop
  • Russel Jones
  • Linda Marie Larson known as Debbie
  • Elizabeth Marvel known as Mrs. Rose
  • Quinn Meyers
  • Jimmy Palumbo known as Jimmy O.
  • Patrick Pitu known as Vinny
  • Lorna Pruce known as Toll Booth Clerk Powell
  • Jason Ralph known as Ian Thompson
  • Stephen Reich
  • Taylor Richardson known as Elizabeth Morales
  • Ben Rosenfield known as Alex
  • Zariah Singletary known as Soccer Player
  • Amiya Steed known as Soccer Girl
  • Daisy Tahan known as Annie Morales
  • John Douglas Thompson known as Radio reporter
  • Vincent Riviezzo known as Chef (uncredited)



Supporting Department

Makeup Department:

  • Craig Lindberg known as additional makeup artist
  • Kyra Panchenko known as makeup department head
  • Stephanie Pasicov known as key makeup artist
  • Kerrie Smith known as hair department head

Art Department:

  • Candice Cardasis known as props
  • Gary Chandler known as set dresser
  • Tom Conway known as leadman
  • Kristen Ficara known as art department coordinator
  • Isaac Gabaeff known as props
  • Molly Gillis known as set decoration production assistant
  • Erica Hohf known as art researcher
  • Lee Hurwitz known as art department assistant
  • Jeannette Kim known as assistant art director
  • Meghan Lowry known as set dresser
  • Vinny Mazzarella known as property master
  • Ariel Poster known as graphic designer
  • Blythe R.D. Quinlan known as assistant art director
  • Mattie Siegal known as set decoration assistant
  • Marisa Umsawasdi known as set dresser
  • Arthur Vitello III known as scenic artist




Production Companies:

  • Before The Door Pictures
  • Washington Square Films
  • FilmNation Entertainment (in association with)
  • Participant Media (presents)
  • Imagenation Abu Dhabi FZ (presents)
  • Old Bull Pictures

Other Companies:

  • Codex Digital  digital recording equipment
  • De Lane Lea  ADR recording
  • Film Finances  film completion guarantor
  • Harbor Picture Company  adr
  • Harbor Picture Company  color
  • Harbor Picture Company  post-production facilities
  • Lotus Post  post-production sound services
  • Participant Media  funding
  • Smooth Moving Productions  Steadicam equipment
  • Sync OnSet  digital continuity and collaboration (uncredited)

Additional Details


  • A24 (2014) (USA) (theatrical)
  • Adler Entertainment (2015) (Italy) (theatrical)
  • Icon Film Distribution (2014) (UK) (theatrical)
  • Maison Motion (2015) (Taiwan) (theatrical)
  • A24 (2014) (USA) (all media)
  • Ascot Elite Entertainment Group (2014) (Switzerland) (all media)
  • Elevation Pictures (2014) (Canada) (all media)
  • Pinema (2015) (Turkey) (all media)



Other Stuff

Visual Effects by:

  • John Bair known as visual effects supervisor: Phosphene
  • Renuka Ballal known as visual effects producer: Phosphene
  • Luciano DiGeronimo known as digital compositor
  • Matt DiNardo known as digital compositor
  • Charlotta Forssman known as visual effects producer
  • Michael Huber known as visual effects producer
  • Kevin Michael Jones known as digital compositor
  • Henry Langstraat known as visual effects producer
  • Alex Ling known as digital compositor
  • Michael Means known as digital compositor
  • Victoria Penzes known as compositing supervisor
  • Matthew T. Perry known as digital compositor
  • Fabio Pires known as digital compositor
  • Ari Reisner known as digital compositor
  • Rebekah Ross known as visual effects producer
  • Mark Russell known as visual effects supervisor
  • Charles W. Self known as visual effects producer
  • Charles W. Self known as visual effects producer: LOOK Effects
  • Naz Shams known as visual effects production supervisor
  • Jonathan Skabla known as senior digital compositor
  • Vadim Turchin known as visual effects associate supervisor
  • Jung Um known as digital compositor
  • Tim Van Horn known as digital compositor
  • Scott Winston known as digital compositor
  • Jeff Wozniak known as visual effects supervisor: LOOK Effects
  • Dave Zeevalk known as cg supervisor: visual effects
  • Dave Zeevalk known as visual effects

MPAA: Rated R for language and some violence



Filmography links and data courtesy of The Internet Movie Database

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