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Hitchcock (2012)

  • Rate: 7.2/10 total 3,340 votes 
  • Genre: Biography | Drama
  • Release Date: 14 December 2012 (USA)
  • Runtime: 98 min
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  • IMDb page: Hitchcock (2012)
  • Rate: 7.2/10 total 3,340 votes 
  • Genre: Biography | Drama
  • Release Date: 14 December 2012 (USA)
  • Runtime: 98 min
  • Filming Location: Paramount Gate, Paramount Studios – 5555 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA
  • Gross: $3,071,871(USA)(16 December 2012)
  • Director: Sacha Gervasi
  • Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Helen Mirren and Scarlett Johansson|See full cast and crew
  • Original Music By: Danny Elfman   
  • Sound Mix: Dolby
  • Plot Keyword: Husband Wife Relationship | Film Director | Movie Studio | Movie Actor | Movie Actress

Writing Credits By:

  • John J. McLaughlin (screenplay)
  • Stephen Rebello (book "Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho")

Known Trivia

  • Real-life murderer Ed Gein inspired the character Norman Bates in the original Robert Bloch novel ‘Psycho’; Gein also inspired the character of Jame Gumb (Buffalo Bill) in Thomas Harris’ novel ‘The Silence of the Lambs’ which featured Anthony Hopkins in the film version.
  • Anthony Hopkins is one of a number of several top British and American actors who actively pursued the role of Alfred Hitchcock.
  • The film was shot in 36 days.
  • During the lengthy development process, actresses considered or seen for the roles of Janet Leigh and Vera Miles included Reese Witherspoon, Gwyneth Paltrow, Evan Rachel Wood, Abbie Cornish, January Jones, ChloĆ« Sevigny, Kate Mara, Brit Marling, Ashley Greene, Emilie de Ravin, Camilla Belle, Natalie Dormer, Diana Agron, Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Sarah Gadon. In the end, Scarlett Johansson and Jessica Biel were cast.
  • Among actors considered/auditioned to play Anthony Perkins were Ben Barnes, Jack Huston, Jackson Rathbone, Tom Felton, Ryan Merriman, Aaron Johnson.
  • Andrew Garfield’s rehearsal schedule and Broadway run in “Death of a Salesman” made him unavailable for the role of Anthony Perkins.
  • Anthony Hopkins actually met Alfred Hitchcock when he was younger. Hopkins was accompanied by his agent who introduced him to Hitchcock in a restaurant.
  • Anthony Hopkins and Danny Huston have both played England’s King Richard I, AKA Richard the Lionhearted. Huston played the part in Robin Hood, while Hopkins played him in his film debut, The Lion in Winter.
  • Scarlett Johansson portrays Janet Leigh in this film. Johansson and Leigh’s daughter Jamie Lee Curtis share the same birthday.
  • In the end scene, a crow lands on Hitch’s shoulder, indicating that his next project will be The Birds. That film, and his relationship/obsession with leading lady Tippi Hedren were the basis for another film about Hitchcock, The Girl, broadcast this same year.

Goofs: Factual errors: In on-set scene in which Arbogast (Martin Balsam) is about to be stabbed, Anthony Perkins' character is seen sitting nearby in drag as Norman-as-Mrs.-Bates. In reality, Perkins was not even on set this day (Hitchcock used a female "little person" as a double so audience wouldn't be tipped off to murderer's true identity by Perkins' height.) In fact, only time Perkins actually appeared onscreen as Mrs. Bates was during fruit cellar climax–doubles and stand-ins were also used during shower murder for reasons of convenience and deception.

Plot: A love story between influential filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock and wife Alma Reville during the filming of Psycho (1960) in 1959. Full summary » |  »

Story: In 1959, Alfred Hitchcock and his wife, Alma, are at the top of their creative game as filmmakers amid disquieting insinuations about it being time to retire. To recapture his youth's artistic daring, Alfred decides his next film will adapt the lurid horror novel, Psycho, over everyone's misgivings. Unfortunately, as Alfred self-finances and labors on this film, Alma finally loses patience with his roving eye and controlling habits with his actresses. When an ambitious friend lures her to collaborate on a work of their own, the resulting marital tension colors Alfred's work even as the novel's inspiration haunts his dreams.Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)  

FullCast & Crew

Produced By:

  • Alan Barnette known as producer
  • Ali Bell known as executive producer
  • Joe Medjuck known as producer
  • Richard Middleton known as executive producer
  • Tom Pollock known as producer
  • Ivan Reitman known as producer
  • John Schneider known as co-producer
  • Tom Thayer known as producer

FullCast & Crew:

  • Anthony Hopkins known as Alfred Hitchcock
  • Helen Mirren known as Alma Reville
  • Scarlett Johansson known as Janet Leigh
  • Danny Huston known as Whitfield Cook
  • Toni Collette known as Peggy Robertson
  • Michael Stuhlbarg known as Lew Wasserman
  • Michael Wincott known as Ed Gein
  • Jessica Biel known as Vera Miles
  • James D'Arcy known as Anthony Perkins
  • Richard Portnow known as Barney Balaban
  • Kurtwood Smith known as Geoffrey Shurlock
  • Ralph Macchio known as Joseph Stefano
  • Kai Lennox known as Hilton Green
  • Tara Summers known as Rita Riggs
  • Wallace Langham known as Saul Bass
  • Paul Schackman known as Bernard Herrmann
  • Currie Graham known as PR Flack
  • Spencer Garrett known as George Tomasini
  • Terry Rhoads known as Jack Russell
  • Tom Virtue known as NY Theater Manager
  • Karina Deyko known as Pretty Secretary
  • Steven Lee Allen known as Crew Member
  • Richard Chassler known as Martin Balsam
  • Frank Collison known as Henry Gein
  • Melinda Chilton known as Margo (Perkins' Double)
  • Mary Anne McGarry known as Hedda Hopper Type
  • Jon Abrahams known as Reporter #1
  • Gil McKinney known as Reporter #2
  • Emma Jacobs known as Blonde Fan (as Emma Julia Jacobs)
  • Spencer Leigh known as Nunzio
  • Sean MacPherson known as Waiter
  • Gerald Casale known as David Kirkpatrick
  • Tara Arroyave known as Woman Waiting in Line
  • Judith Hoag known as Lillian (Studio Head's Wife)
  • Josh Yeo known as John Gavin
  • Danielle Burgio known as Dead Woman in Tub
  • John Lacy known as First Guard
  • Howard Gibson known as Party Guest
  • Josette Prevost known as Party Guest
  • Lorie Stewart known as Party Guest
  • Jaehne Moebius known as Party Guest
  • Ana Matallana known as Female Prop Assistant
  • Lindsey Ginter known as Male Prop Master
  • Paul Henderson known as Beach Walker
  • Kay Henderson known as Beach Walker
  • Lisa Marie Boiko known as Film Crew
  • Richard Burns known as Film Crew
  • Meredith Claire known as Film Crew
  • Alexia DuBasso known as Film Crew
  • Jonn Faircrest known as Film Crew
  • Gina Fricchione known as Film Crew
  • James R. Gavio known as Film Crew
  • James Henderson known as Film Crew
  • Bruce Holman known as Film Crew
  • Dion W.H. Holt known as Film Crew
  • Jeremiah Hundley known as Film Crew
  • Sebastian Vale known as Film Crew
  • Michael Kurtz known as Film Crew
  • Joseph Martino known as Film Crew
  • Jeremy S. Miles known as Film Crew
  • Jon Renfield known as Film Crew
  • Linda Sans known as Film Crew
  • James Tappan known as Film Crew
  • Jon Thibault known as Film Crew
  • Jason Wingo known as Film Crew
  • Rapunzel known as Geoffrey
  • Cynthia Youngblood known as Film Crew
  • Cinderella known as Stanley
  • Gary Sievers known as Inmate Mental Patient
  • Bill Blair known as Premier Theatre Guest (uncredited)
  • Lee Christian known as New York News Photographer (uncredited)
  • Sabrina Diaz known as Chorus Girl (uncredited)
  • Leni Ford known as Lady Chicago (uncredited)
  • Christopher J. Goodman known as (uncredited)
  • David Hill known as Leonard J South – Camera Operator (uncredited)
  • Ian Mackay known as Chasen's Waiter (uncredited)
  • Craig Meier known as William Russell – Sound Recorder (uncredited)
  • Tom Michaels known as Grip Maintenance Worker (uncredited)
  • Geoff Pilkington known as Janet Leigh Fan (uncredited)
  • Deborah Rombaut known as (uncredited)
  • John Rothman known as Accountant (uncredited)
  • Matt Samuel known as (uncredited)
  • Mia Serafino known as Secretary (uncredited)
  • Joel Thingvall known as Reporter #1 (uncredited)
  • London Vale known as Myra Davis (uncredited)
  • Cletus Young known as Chet (uncredited)
  • Rafael Zubizarreta known as (uncredited)



Supporting Department

Makeup Department:

  • Howard Berger known as special makeup effects artist
  • Julie Hewett known as makeup department head
  • Martina Kohl known as makeup artist
  • Maha known as key makeup artist
  • Peter Montagna known as special makeup effects artist
  • Gregory Nicotero known as special makeup effects artist
  • Barry Rosenberg known as barber
  • Eleanor Sabaduquia known as makeup artist
  • Martin Samuel known as hair department head
  • Calvin Scott known as additional makeup artist
  • Marsha Shearrill known as makeup artist
  • Karen Zanki known as hair stylist

Art Department:

  • Susan A. Benson known as prop fabricator
  • Andrew Birdzell known as set designer
  • Joanna Bush known as illustrator
  • Susannah Carradine known as art department coordinator
  • Cristina Colissimo known as graphic designer
  • Jon De Pabon known as gang boss
  • Daniel DuPont known as set dresser
  • Shiuvaun Egan known as painter
  • Melissa Feinberg known as assistant property master
  • Doug Field known as prop fabricator
  • Martin J. Gibbons known as welding foreman
  • Aaron A. Goffman known as props
  • Cheryl Gould known as leadman
  • Dwayne Grady known as property master
  • Anne Hyvarinen known as head paint foreman
  • Kevin Kalaba known as graphic designer
  • Charles Kern known as camera scenic artist
  • Robert E. Knight known as scenic foreman
  • Arin Ladish known as buyer
  • Alexander Linde known as art department assistant (as Alex Linde)
  • Vincent Lucido known as storyboard artist
  • Thomas Machan known as set designer
  • John Markovich known as set dresser
  • Ray Maxwell known as construction mill foreman
  • Sergey Mazurov known as propmaker
  • Rick McLean known as painter
  • Chris Patterson known as on-set dresser
  • Sarah Regan known as painter
  • Miles S. Richman known as sign writer
  • Bryan Turk known as general foreman
  • Daniel Turk known as construction coordinator
  • Kaitlynn Wood known as buyer




Production Companies:

  • Fox Searchlight Pictures (presents)
  • Cold Spring Pictures (in association with)
  • Montecito Picture Company, The (as Montecity Picture Company)

Other Companies:

  • Allan Padelford Camera Cars  camera equipment provided by (MTV and 30ft Technocrane, process trailer)
  • Animal Savvy  animals provided by
  • Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment  camera cranes
  • Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment  camera dollies
  • Designer Wardrobe Trailers  wardrobe trailer
  • Dolby Laboratories  sound mix
  • Fox Film Music  soundtrack (as Fox Music)
  • GM Rentals  grip and lighting equipment
  • Intelligent Media  international monitoring agency
  • LightIRON Digital  digital intermediate
  • POP Sound  ADR recording
  • Sony Classical  soundtrack


  • 20th Century Fox Netherlands (2013) (Netherlands) (theatrical) (through Warner Bros.)
  • 20th Century Fox (2012) (Canada) (theatrical)
  • 20th Century Fox (2013) (Singapore) (theatrical)
  • 20th Century Fox de Argentina (2013) (Argentina) (theatrical)
  • Fox Searchlight Pictures (2012) (USA) (theatrical)
  • Warner Bros. (2013) (Netherlands) (theatrical) (through)



Other Stuff

Visual Effects by:

  • Erik Courtney known as visual effects
  • Erin M. Cullen known as roto artist: Furious FX
  • Ajay Gurram known as visual effects artist
  • Patel Irshad known as digital compositor: Prana Studios
  • Amit Kumar known as digital compositor
  • Andrew Lewitin known as visual effects
  • David Lingenfelser known as executive visual effects supervisor: Furious Fx
  • Ken Locsmandi known as visual effects
  • Kevin London known as digital intermediate systems administrator
  • Ankit Mishra known as digital compositor
  • James P. Noon known as head of tracking
  • Bhavini Ashwinkumar Shah known as visual effects production manager
  • Ken Terry known as visual effects editor
  • Sujit Tone known as compositor

Release Date:

  • USA 1 November 2012 (AFI Fest)
  • Canada 23 November 2012 (limited)
  • USA 23 November 2012 (limited)
  • USA 14 December 2012
  • Puerto Rico 3 January 2013
  • Australia 10 January 2013
  • Argentina 31 January 2013
  • Bolivia 31 January 2013
  • Chile 31 January 2013
  • Estonia 1 February 2013
  • Finland 1 February 2013
  • Mexico 1 February 2013
  • Spain 1 February 2013
  • Uruguay 1 February 2013
  • Belgium 6 February 2013
  • France 6 February 2013
  • Czech Republic 7 February 2013
  • Greece 7 February 2013
  • Hungary 7 February 2013
  • Lebanon 7 February 2013
  • New Zealand 7 February 2013
  • Peru 7 February 2013
  • Portugal 7 February 2013
  • Slovenia 7 February 2013
  • Brazil 8 February 2013
  • Colombia 8 February 2013
  • Costa Rica 8 February 2013
  • Ecuador 8 February 2013
  • El Salvador 8 February 2013
  • Guatemala 8 February 2013
  • Honduras 8 February 2013
  • Iceland 8 February 2013
  • Ireland 8 February 2013
  • Nicaragua 8 February 2013
  • Panama 8 February 2013
  • Romania 8 February 2013
  • Sweden 8 February 2013
  • UK 8 February 2013
  • Dominican Republic 14 February 2013
  • Hong Kong 14 February 2013
  • Singapore 14 February 2013
  • Norway 15 February 2013
  • Taiwan 15 February 2013
  • Denmark 21 February 2013
  • Italy 21 February 2013
  • Russia 21 February 2013
  • Japan March 2013
  • Lithuania 8 March 2013
  • Germany 14 March 2013
  • Netherlands 14 March 2013
  • Turkey 15 March 2013
  • Venezuela 25 April 2013

MPAA: Rated PG-13 for some violent images, sexual content and thematic material



Filmography links and data courtesy of The Internet Movie Database

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