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Oldboy (2013)

  • Rate: 5.3/10 total 280 votes 
  • Genre: Action | Drama | Mystery | Thriller
  • Release Date: 27 November 2013 (USA)
  • Runtime: 104 min
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  • IMDb page: Oldboy (2013)
  • Rate: 5.3/10 total 280 votes 
  • Genre: Action | Drama | Mystery | Thriller
  • Release Date: 27 November 2013 (USA)
  • Runtime: 104 min
  • Filming Location: New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
  • Budget: $30,000,000 (estimated)
  • Director: Spike Lee
  • Stars: Josh Brolin, Elizabeth Olsen, Samuel L. Jackson | See full cast and crew »
  • Original Music By: Roque Baños   
  • Sound Mix: Dolby Digital
  • Plot Keyword: Remake Of Korean Film | Imprisonment | Revenge | Remake | Based On Comic Book

Writing Credits By:

  • Garon Tsuchiya (manga) &
  • Nobuaki Minegishi (manga)
  • Mark Protosevich  screenplay

Known Trivia

  • Josh Brolin personally created the title artwork. 3 of 3 found this interesting Interesting? YesNo |
  • Joe (Josh Brolin) looks at a squid swimming in a tank at a restaurant and walks away, a nod to the infamous squid scene from the original “Oldboy” film. 4 of 5 found this interesting Interesting? YesNo |
  • Christian Bale, Colin Firth and Clive Owen were offered the role of Adrian, but they declined. 3 of 4 found this interesting Interesting? YesNo |
  • Will Smith and Daniel Craig were offered the lead role, but turned it down. 3 of 6 found this interesting Interesting? YesNo |
  • The female lead was offered to Rooney Mara and Mia Wasikowska but both declined. 1 of 2 found this interesting Interesting? YesNo |
  • Elizabeth Olsen did not know the ending of the film until she watched it for the first time at the New York premiere. “I’ve never been more shocked and surprised by an ending since maybe like The Sixth Sense,” said Olsen. “No one spoiled it for me. No one hinted at it for me. And I got to experience it with just a blank canvas.” Is this interesting? Interesting? YesNo |
  • The assembly cut was around three hours long, mostly character build-ups and interactions. Is this interesting? Interesting? YesNo |
  • Lily Collins auditioned for the role of Marie. 0 of 3 found this interesting Interesting? YesNo |

Plot: Obsessed with vengeance, a man sets out to find out why he was kidnapped and locked into solitary confinement for 20 years without reason. Full summary » |  »

Story: An advertising executive is kidnapped and held hostage for 20 years in solitary confinement. When he is inexplicably released, he embarks on an obsessive mission to discover who orchestrated his punishment, only to find he is still trapped in a web of conspiracy and torment. Written byFilmDistrict

FullCast & Crew

Produced By:

  • Audrey Chon known as production executive
  • Doug Davison known as producer
  • Meryl Emmerton known as production executive
  • Nathan Kahane known as executive producer
  • Avram 'Butch' Kaplan known as co-producer
  • Dong-Joo Kim known as executive producer
  • Roy Lee known as producer
  • Spike Lee known as producer
  • Sonny Mallhi known as co-producer
  • John Powers Middleton known as executive producer
  • Mark Protosevich known as co-producer
  • Peter Schlessel known as executive producer

FullCast & Crew:

  • Josh Brolin known as Joe Doucett
  • Elizabeth Olsen known as Marie
  • Samuel L. Jackson known as Chaney
  • Hannah Simone
  • Hannah Ware known as Donna Hawthorne
  • Sharlto Copley known as Adrian Pryce
  • Michael Imperioli known as Chucky
  • Lance Reddick known as Daniel Newcombe
  • Max Casella known as Jake Preston
  • Steffie Grote known as Competitive Swimmer (as Stephanie Grote)
  • Grey Damon known as Young Joe Doucett
  • Rami Malek known as Doo Doo Brown
  • James Ransone known as Dr. Tom Melby
  • Taryn Terrell
  • Linda Emond known as Edwina Burke
  • Ilfenesh Hadera known as Judy
  • Richard Portnow known as Bernie Sharkey
  • Joe Chrest known as Johnny
  • Pom Klementieff known as Haeng-Bok
  • Ciera Payton known as Capri
  • Caitlin Dulany known as Emma Pryce
  • Douglas M. Griffin known as Ken Roos
  • Elvy Yost known as Mia
  • Victoria Geil known as Young Donna
  • Kerry Cahill known as Shirley
  • Giovanni Silva known as Checkpoint
  • Edward J. Clare known as Luxembourger Police Officer
  • Brett Lapeyrouse known as Young Chucky
  • Jon Arthur known as Deliveryman
  • Lizzy DeClement known as Amanda Pryce
  • Jay Oliver known as Nursing home visitor
  • Jordan Salloum known as Anthony
  • Austin Naulty known as Brute
  • Joseph Randy Causin known as Upscale Pedestrian
  • Philippe Radelet known as Middle Class Man
  • Elton LeBlanc known as Restaurant patron
  • Steven Hauck known as Arthur Pryce
  • Cinqué Lee known as Bellhop
  • Elvis Nolasco known as Cortez
  • Rachel Whitman Groves known as Reporter
  • Joseph Uzzell known as White Collar Worker
  • Gralen Bryant Banks known as Captain Lionel
  • Michael J. Burg
  • Erik Gersovitz known as Young Adrian Pryce
  • Emily D. Haley known as Office worker
  • Jodie Moore known as Oldtimer #2
  • David Dahlgren known as Old Timer#1
  • William Vines known as BohemianArtist#3
  • Cynthia LeBlanc known as Restaurant Patron
  • Alvin Chon known as Delivery Boy
  • Katherine Jeanie Russell known as Upper Scale Pedestrian
  • Sharon Gee known as Librarian
  • Dathan Smith known as Park Jogger
  • Bob Walker known as Businessman
  • Dustan Costine known as Security Guard
  • Lin Chen known as Waitress
  • Christopher Michael Watts known as Advertising Executive (as Christopher Watts)
  • Frank O. Butler known as Restaurant Patron
  • Adam Alvarez known as Office Worker (uncredited)
  • James DeWitt III known as Young Chucky's Jock Friend (uncredited)
  • Mark Joyce known as Guest (uncredited)
  • Chris Marroy known as Rumpled Businessman (uncredited)
  • Jesse Yarborough known as Restaurant Patron (uncredited)



Supporting Department

Makeup Department:

  • Tracy Ewell known as key makeup artist
  • Lee Gren known as graphic designer specialty tattoos: Tinsley Studio
  • Robin Myriah Hatcher known as special makeup effects production coordinator
  • Sacha Quarles known as hair department head
  • Melizah Schmidt known as key hair stylist
  • Christien Tinsley known as makeup department head
  • Hiroshi Yada known as special makeup effects crew: Tinsley studio

Art Department:

  • Spencer J. Abadie known as construction buyer
  • Todd Clevenger known as lead scenic
  • Daniel Coe known as construction coordinator
  • Matthew L. Crowson known as set dresser
  • Saul Cruthirds known as set dresser
  • Anthony Dimeo known as property master
  • Stephen P. Durante known as lead man
  • Ryan Martin Dwyer known as swing gang
  • Nicholas Ellerbee known as carpenter
  • Nicholas Ellerbee known as propmaker
  • Brigitte Faucheaux known as video graphics designer
  • Matthew Ford known as construction medic
  • L. Sonia Garcia known as scenic artist
  • Matthew Gatlin known as set designer
  • Molly Harrison known as props
  • Kelly Hemenway known as graphic designer
  • Jeff Hinds known as assistant property master
  • Alexa Kinigopoulos known as assistant property master
  • Kristin Lekki known as graphic artist
  • John Lindsay known as greensman
  • Daniel A. Maes known as set dresser
  • Robert J. Moore Jr. known as set dresser
  • Marybeth O'Connor known as props
  • Alixandra Petrovich known as on-set dresser
  • George Sanchez known as plasterer
  • Victoria St. Pierre known as on-set scenic
  • Alexander 'Sasha' Stolin known as scenic artist
  • Trinh Vu known as set designer
  • Jay Watt known as construction medic
  • Robert Wilson Jr. known as scenic
  • Stephanie Wittmann known as set decoration assistant
  • Matt Zaff known as set dresser
  • Tony Ziegler known as set dresser




Production Companies:

  • 40 Acres & A Mule Filmworks
  • Good Universe
  • OB Productions
  • Vertigo Entertainment

Other Companies:

  • Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment  camera car
  • Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment  camera cranes
  • Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment  camera dollies
  • Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment  hydrascope telescoping crane arm
  • Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment  stabilized remote camera systems
  • Cineworks Digital Studios  digital dailies telecine (as Cineworks, La.)
  • Company 3  digital intermediate
  • Fletcher Chicago  camera equipment provided by
  • Hollywood Trucks  entertainment transportation
  • Intelligent Media  international monitoring agency
  • Jaffe Entertainment  product placement
  • POP Sound  ADR recording
  • Pivotal Post  Avid HD Editing Equipment Provided By
  • Second Line Stages  sound stages
  • Silver Screen Supply  climate control
  • Silver Screen Supply  location equipment/rentals
  • Silver Screen Supply  portable power systems and cables
  • Varèse Sarabande  soundtrack


  • E1 Films Canada (2013) (Canada) (theatrical)
  • FilmDistrict (2013) (USA) (theatrical)
  • Future Film (2014) (Finland) (theatrical)
  • Golden Village Pictures (2013) (Singapore) (theatrical)
  • Paradiso Entertainment (2013) (Netherlands) (theatrical)
  • Universal Pictures International (UPI) (2014) (Austria) (theatrical)
  • Universal Pictures International (UPI) (2013) (Australia) (theatrical)
  • Universal Pictures International (UPI) (2014) (Australia) (theatrical)
  • Universal Pictures International (UPI) (2014) (Belgium) (theatrical)
  • Universal Pictures International (UPI) (2014) (Switzerland) (theatrical)
  • Universal Pictures International (UPI) (2014) (Germany) (theatrical)
  • Universal Pictures International (UPI) (2014) (Spain) (theatrical)
  • Universal Pictures International (UPI) (2014) (France) (theatrical)
  • Universal Pictures International (UPI) (2014) (Ireland) (theatrical)
  • Universal Pictures International (UPI) (2014) (Italy) (theatrical)
  • Universal Pictures (2014) (UK) (theatrical)
  • Good Universe (2013) (worldwide) (all media) (sales)
  • Midget Entertainment (2013) (Denmark) (all media)



Other Stuff

Special Effects:

  • Tinsley Studio (prosthetic makeup effects)
  • Wildfire Visual Effects

Visual Effects by:

  • Jordan Alphonso known as digital compositor
  • Karen Heston known as flame artist
  • Elbert Irving IV known as visual effects coordinator: Wildfire VFX
  • Lauren Ritchie known as visual effects producer: Wildfire VFX
  • Dottie Starling known as visual effects supervisor: Wildfire VFX
  • Matt Stroub known as Flame artist
  • Mark Wilhelm known as flame artist
  • J. Thomas Wilson known as compositor

MPAA: Rated R for strong brutal violence, disturbing images, some graphic sexuality and nudity, and language



Filmography links and data courtesy of The Internet Movie Database

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