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Our Brand Is Crisis (2015)

  • Rate: 5.6/10 total 1,558 votes 
  • Genre: Comedy | Drama
  • Release Date: 30 October 2015 (USA)
  • Runtime: 107 min
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  • IMDb page: Our Brand Is Crisis (2015)
  • Rate: 5.6/10 total 1,558 votes 
  • Genre: Comedy | Drama
  • Release Date: 30 October 2015 (USA)
  • Runtime: 107 min
  • Filming Location: Tulane University – 6823 St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
  • Budget: $28,000,000 (estimated)
  • Gross: $6,502,837 (USA) (11 November 2015)
  • Director: David Gordon Green
  • Stars: Sandra Bullock, Billy Bob Thornton, Anthony Mackie | See full cast and crew »
  • Original Music By: David Wingo   
  • Sound Mix: Datasat | Dolby Digital
  • Plot Keyword: Bolivia | Presidential Campaign | Year 2002 | Box Office Flop | American Abroad

Writing Credits By:

  • Peter Straughan (screenplay)
  • Rachel Boynton (documentary) (suggestion)

Known Trivia

  • George Clooney was cast but dropped out and was replaced by Billy Bob Thornton. 19 of 20 found this interesting Interesting? Yes No |
  • One the last day of shooting, Sandra Bullock had an ice cream truck brought to set. 19 of 20 found this interesting Interesting? Yes No |
  • First film Sandra Bullock has produced since All About Steve (2009). 11 of 11 found this interesting Interesting? Yes No |
  • Few scenes were shot at La Paz city. This might be the first Hollywood Studio (Warner Bros.) movie ever made in Bolivia. 14 of 15 found this interesting Interesting? Yes No |
  • The protagonist played by Sandra Bullock was originally male but David Gordon Green and Peter Straughan were willing to switch the role’s gender for her casting. 13 of 14 found this interesting Interesting? Yes No |
  • The screenplay for this film was featured in the 2008 Blacklist; a list of the “most liked” unmade scripts of the year. 11 of 12 found this interesting Interesting? Yes No |
  • Mostly shot the film in New Orleans, LA and Puerto Rico. 7 of 7 found this interesting Interesting? Yes No |
  • First time Sandra Bullock and George Clooney have worked together as producing partners. 14 of 17 found this interesting Interesting? Yes No |
  • Started shooting in October 2014. 9 of 11 found this interesting Interesting? Yes No |
  • Anthony Mackie and Zoe Kazan previously co-starred on Broadway in Martin McDonaghs “A Behanding in Spokane.” 2 of 3 found this interesting Interesting? Yes No |

Goofs: Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): Towards the end of the film, when Pat Candy (Billy Bob) tells Jane (Sandra) that he will pleasure himself thinking of her, she responds "Thanks Bill, I'll be honored", calling him by his real name.

Plot: A battle-hardened American political consultant is sent to help re-elect a controversial president in Bolivia, where she must compete with a long-term rival working for another candidate. Full summary » |  »

Story: In 2002, Bolivian politician Pedro Gallo hires American James Carville’s political consulting firm, Greenberg Carville Shrum, to help him win the 2002 Bolivian presidential election. GCS brings in Jane Bodine to manage the campaign in Bolivia. Battling her arch nemesis, the opposition’s political consultant Pat Candy, Bodine successfully uses American political campaign strategies to lead Gallo to victory against Victor Rivera. Written byGerry Garcia

FullCast & Crew

Produced By:

  • Stuart M. Besser known as executive producer
  • Sandra Bullock known as executive producer
  • George Clooney known as producer
  • Grant Heslov known as producer
  • Nina Wolarsky known as executive producer

FullCast & Crew:

  • Sandra Bullock known as Jane
  • Billy Bob Thornton known as Pat Candy
  • Anthony Mackie known as Ben
  • Joaquim de Almeida known as Castillo
  • Ann Dowd known as Nell
  • Scoot McNairy known as Buckley
  • Zoe Kazan known as LeBlanc
  • Dominic Flores known as Hugo
  • Reynaldo Pacheco known as Eddie
  • Louis Arcella known as Rivera
  • Octavio Gómez Berríos known as Pepe
  • Luis Chávez known as Abraham
  • Azucena Diaz known as Claudia – Talk Show Host
  • Damian Delgado known as Velasco
  • Nina Leon known as Rivera Reporter #1
  • Luis Usey known as Rivera Reporter #2
  • Luis Carlos Guevara known as Focus Group Moderator #1
  • Olga Gamboa known as Focus Group Moderator #2
  • Edgar Arreola known as Demostration Chant Leader
  • Carmela Zumbado known as Female American Reporter
  • Casiano Ancalle known as Campesino Leader
  • James Castillo Collantes known as Policeman #1
  • Manuel A. Diaz Lozada known as Policeman #2
  • Eric Suriano known as Senior Staff – Flak Catcher
  • Ruthy Pineda known as Castillo Spot Girl
  • Martina Griffin known as Castillo Spot Mother
  • Esterlina Garcia known as Senior Staff Translator
  • Daniel Rildo Sanchez known as Rally Speaker
  • Matilda Del Toro known as Presidential Secretary
  • Stuart Besser known as U.S. Ambassador
  • Arian Juarez known as Talk Show Tap Dancer
  • Osvaldo Fernandez known as Jail Policeman
  • Carlos Rodriguez known as TV Presenter #1
  • Mariana Alvarez known as TV Presenter #2
  • Nancy Castro known as TV Presenter #3
  • Gonzalo Inchausty known as Focus Group Member #1
  • Fabiola M. Revilla known as Focus Group Member #2
  • Axel Landivar known as Focus Group Member #3
  • William Poquiviqui known as Cameraman
  • Ricardo Vargas known as Campaign Worker
  • Pedro Ivan Bonilla Vazquez known as Demonstration Speaker
  • Nair Kuzmik known as Assistant Camerawoman
  • Dan Hewitt Owens known as American IMF Man #1
  • Eric Tyrone Smith known as American IMF Man #2
  • Adam Fiorentino known as IMF Representative
  • Mary Kim Hoang known as Spanish Sign Language Interpreter
  • Jennifer Esquivel Gutierrez known as El Alto Bar Girl
  • Jacco Velarde known as Singer #1
  • Juan Lima Rodriguez known as Singer #2
  • Oscar R. Valdez known as Singer #3
  • Martha Aldrich known as Female Assistant (Llama owner)
  • Washington Debrito known as Castillo Senior Staff
  • Eduardo Morales known as Lautaro Mendez
  • Erick Chavarria known as Devil Mask Man
  • Harry Van Gorkum known as Interviewer (Main Title Sequence)
  • Ammar Aldieri known as Security Guard (uncredited)
  • Michael D. Anglin known as Press Photographer (uncredited)
  • John L. Armijo known as Castillos Security / Protester (uncredited)
  • Nazeema Bartek known as Protester (uncredited)
  • Tony Beard known as Debate Attendee (uncredited)
  • Bianca Bonciu known as Actress (uncredited)
  • Nicolas Bosc known as Protester (uncredited)
  • Erica Buitron known as Prostester (uncredited)
  • Trish Chaney known as Advisor (uncredited)
  • Christian Dias known as Photographer (uncredited)
  • Joseph Fischer known as Interior Presidential Security (uncredited)
  • Cherif Gacis known as Political Supporter / Protester (uncredited)
  • Gino Galento known as Castillo Junior's Staff (uncredited)
  • Orlando Gallegos known as Bolivian Commercial Grip (uncredited)
  • Rebecca Gamble known as Bolivian Woman (uncredited)
  • John Garcia known as TV Show Audience (uncredited)
  • Karla Garcia known as Hair Stylist (uncredited)
  • Tahseen Ghauri known as Debate Audience Member (uncredited)
  • Jim Gleason known as US Ambassador (uncredited)
  • Samantha Glover known as Rally Girl (uncredited)
  • Nicole Victoria Gomez known as Bolivian Protester (uncredited)
  • Candice Harrison known as Protestor (uncredited)
  • Gilbert Hiracheta known as Senior Staff (uncredited)
  • Steve Jimenez known as Pedestrian, Protestor (uncredited)
  • Patrick Kearns known as Camera Man (uncredited)
  • Inder Kumar known as Demonstrator (uncredited)
  • Rhonda Laizer known as Rally Fan / Still Photographer / Presidential Aide (uncredited)
  • Alejandro Loayza known as Karl Weschta (uncredited)
  • Cindy Long known as Bolivian Cholita (uncredited)
  • Nicky Luera known as Bolivian Cholita (uncredited)
  • George X. Martinez known as Bolivian Protester (uncredited)
  • Rebecca Martinez known as Bolivian Protester (uncredited)
  • Jeff McNeal known as AM Talk Radio Show Host (uncredited)
  • Sam Medina known as Film Crew (uncredited)
  • Gina Montana known as Cholita Boliviana, Journalist (uncredited)
  • Ingrid Norvell known as Gallo Wardrobe Consultant (uncredited)
  • Marian Paul known as Bolivian Protestor and Political Rally Goer (uncredited)
  • Joseph Wayne Perrault known as Bike Boy (uncredited)
  • Derek Haddison Rose known as Train Engineer (uncredited)
  • Ramiro 'Ramir' Delgado Ruiz known as Bolivian Pedestrian (uncredited)
  • Russ Skains known as Bolivian Man (uncredited)
  • Javier B. Suarez known as Castillo's Party Member (uncredited)
  • Michelle Tabora known as Journalist (uncredited)
  • Michelle Torres known as TV Reporter (uncredited)
  • Danny Trevino known as Bolivian Protester (uncredited)
  • Ronald Joe Vasquez known as Security (uncredited)
  • Alfonzo Walker known as Press Photographer (uncredited)



Supporting Department

Makeup Department:

  • Martin Astles known as Key Artist Props
  • Emily Burka known as hair stylist
  • Jillian Erickson known as makeup artist: New Orleans
  • Wade Hampton known as assistant hair stylist
  • Stacy Kelly known as makeup department head
  • Miia Kovero known as hair stylist: Ms. Bullock
  • Keith Sayer known as personal makeup and hair stylist for Billy Bob Thorton
  • Aimee Stuit known as key makeup artist
  • Linda Traxler known as hair stylist
  • Tony Ward known as department head hair
  • Pamela S. Westmore known as make up artist: Sandra Bullock

Art Department:

  • Luis F. Aguilar known as construction coordinator: puerto rico unit
  • Alice Alward known as art department coordinator
  • Edward J. Borasch Jr. known as property master
  • Robert Carlye known as construction coordinator
  • Jeremy Cisneros known as on set dresser
  • John B. Clarey III known as general foreman
  • Randall S. Coe known as construction coordinator
  • Chris Craine known as assistant art director
  • Matthew L. Crowson known as set dresser
  • Marian Gay known as art department assistant
  • Gregory T. Geniusz known as set dresser
  • Dylan Gray known as props
  • Dylan Gray known as set dresser
  • Drew Guajardo known as assistant property master
  • John Herbert known as paint supervisor
  • Juan Guallini Indij known as head greens
  • Michael A. Johnson known as leadman
  • Dave Kelsey known as set designer
  • Rick McLean known as paint forman, standby painter: Los Angeles resoots
  • Sam Medina known as storyboard artist
  • Carmen Marie Colon Mejia known as buyer: set dressing: PR Unit
  • Ricardo Naveira known as carpenter
  • Marybeth O'Connor known as set decoration buyer
  • Jesse Michael Owen known as storyboard artist
  • Chad Palardy known as prop maker
  • Jason Perrine known as graphic designer
  • Alixandra Petrovich known as on set dresser
  • Brad Quintana known as propmaker
  • Blake Roussel known as propmaker
  • George Sanchez known as plasterer gangboss
  • Erica Severson known as props assistant
  • Lisa Tong known as set decoration buyer
  • Liz Toonkel known as art department assistant
  • Timothy Vierra known as propmaker gang boss
  • Matt Zaff known as 2nd on-set dresser




Production Companies:

  • Participant Media
  • Smokehouse Pictures

Other Companies:

  • Central Casting  extras casting
  • Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment  camera dollies (uncredited)
  • Location Gourmet  catering
  • Panavision  camera equipment provided by (as Panavision Woodland Hills)
  • Participant Media  funding
  • Pivotal Post  Avid HD Editing Equipment
  • WaterTower Music  soundtrack

Additional Details


  • NOS Audiovisuais (2015) (Portugal) (theatrical)
  • Warner Bros. (2016) (France) (theatrical)
  • Warner Bros. (2016) (Singapore) (theatrical)
  • Warner Bros. (2015) (USA) (theatrical)



Other Stuff

Special Effects:

  • Illusion Industries (Specialty Props)

Visual Effects by:

  • Andrea Bedelis known as visual effects production manager
  • Hayes Brien known as digital compositor
  • Simone Clow known as visual effects producer
  • Simon Cowell known as digital matte artist
  • Jonathan Hairman known as visual effects supervisor
  • Adrian Hauser known as color pipeline supervisor: vfx
  • Guy Masonwells known as digital compositor
  • Olga Midlenko known as opening credits designer: Prologue Films
  • Kurtis Richmond known as matte painter
  • Evan Shipard known as digital matte artist
  • Julia Strack known as digital compositor
  • Randy Vellacott known as digital compositor
  • Chris B. Schnitzer known as vice president: Visual Effects (uncredited)

MPAA: Rated R for language including some sexual references



Filmography links and data courtesy of The Internet Movie Database

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