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Mulholland Dr. (16-May-2001)

Director: David Lynch

Writer: David Lynch

Music Composed and Conducted by: Angelo Badalamenti

Producers: Mary Sweeney; Alain Sarde; Neal Edelstein; Michael Polaire; Tony Krantz

Keywords: Mystery, Amnesia, Lesbian

A woman gripped by amnesia following a nasty car accident embarks on a mind-bending quest for answers.

A beautiful young woman traveling along Los Angeles' Mulholland Drive is stricken with amnesia after her vehicle gets involved in a brutal car accident. Stumbling about town with a head wound and no recollection of her identity, Rita happens upon Betty, a Canadian-born aspiring actress staying at her aunt's house, soon setting out with her on a peculiar journey to uncover truths about her past and unfortunate accident in this typically strange offering from David Lynch.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Angelo Badalamenti
22-Mar-1937   Scored several David Lynch films
Brent Briscoe
21-May-1961   A Simple Plan
Missy Crider
13-Jun-1974   Gigli
Billy Ray Cyrus
Country Musician
25-Aug-1961   Achy Breaky Heart
Michael Des Barres
24-Jan-1948   Murdoc on MacGyver
Chad Everett
11-Jun-1936 24-Jul-2012 Dr. Joe Gannon on Medical Center
Robert Forster
13-Jul-1941   Jackie Brown
Melissa George
6-Aug-1976   Lauren Reed on Alias
Lee Grant
31-Oct-1927   Portnoy's Complaint
Laura Harring
3-Mar-1964   Mulholland Drive
Dan Hedaya
24-Jul-1940   Bestubbled character actor, Blood Simple
James Karen
28-Nov-1923   The Return of the Living Dead
Ann Miller
12-Apr-1923 22-Jan-2004 Kiss Me Kate
Mark Pellegrino
9-Apr-1965   Lucifer on Supernatural
Justin Theroux
10-Aug-1971   Mulholland Dr.
Katharine Towne
17-Jul-1978   Evolution
Naomi Watts
28-Sep-1968   First you see The Ring, then you die


Justin Theroux   ...   Adam
Naomi Watts   ...   Betty / Diane Selwyn
Laura Harring   ...   Rita / Camilla Rhodes
Ann Miller   ...   Coco
Dan Hedaya   ...   Vincenzo Castigliane
Mark Pellegrino   ...   Joe Messing
Brent Briscoe   ...   Det. Domgaard
Robert Forster   ...   Det. McKnight
Jeanne Bates   ...   Irene
Dan Birnbaum   ...   Irene's Companion
Scott Wulff   ...   Limo Driver
Maya Bond   ...   Aunt Ruth
Patrick Fischler   ...   Dan
Michael Cooke   ...   Herb
Bonnie Aarons   ...   Bum
Michael J. Anderson   ...   Mr. Roque
Joseph Kearney   ...   Roque's Manservant
Enrique Buelna   ...   Back of Head Man
Richard Mead   ...   Hairy-Armed Man
Sean E. Markland   ...   Cab Driver at LAX
Angelo Badalamenti   ...   Luigi Castigliane
Daniel Rey   ...   Valet Attendant
David Schroeder   ...   Robert Smith
Robert Katims   ...   Ray Hott
Marcus Graham   ...   Mr. Darby
Tom Morris   ...   Espresso Man
Melissa George   ...   Camilla Rhodes
Matt Gallini   ...   Castigliane Limo Driver
Vincent Castellanos   ...   Ed
Diane Nelson   ...   Heavy-Set Woman
Charlie Croughwell   ...   Vacuum Man
Rena Riffel   ...   Laney
Michael Des Barres   ...   Billy
Lori Heuring   ...   Lorraine
Billy Ray Cyrus   ...   Gene
Tad Horino   ...   Taka
Melissa Crider   ...   Waitress at Winkies
Tony Longo   ...   Kenny
Geno Silva   ...   Hotel Manager
Katharine Towne   ...   Cynthia
Lee Grant   ...   Louise Bonner
Lafayette Montgomery   ...   Cowboy
Kate Forster   ...   Martha Johnson
James Karen   ...   Wally Brown
Chad Everett   ...   Jimmy Katz
Wayne Grace   ...   Bob Booker
Rita Taggart   ...   Linney James
Michele Hicks   ...   Nicki
Lisa Ferguson   ...   1st AC
William Ostrander   ...   2nd Assistant Director
Elizabeth Lackey   ...   Carol
Brian Beacock   ...   Backup Singer #1
Blake Lindsley   ...   Backup Singer #2
Adrien Curry   ...   Backup Singer #3
Tyrah M. Lindsey   ...   Backup Singer #4
Michael Weatherred   ...   Hank -- Assistant Director
Michael Fairman   ...   Jason
Johanna Stein   ...   Woman in #12
Richard Green   ...   The Magician
Conti Candoli   ...   Trumpet Player
Cori Glazer   ...   Blue-Haired Lady
Geno Silva   ...   Emcee
Rebekah Del Rio   ...   Herself
Lyssie Powell   ...   Blond in Bed
Scott Coffey   ...   Wilkins
Kimberly Clever   ...   Dancer
Joshua Collazo   ...   Dancer
Lisa Ferguson   ...   Dancer
David Frutos   ...   Dancer
Peter Loggins   ...   Dancer
Theresa Salazar   ...   Dancer
Thea Samuels   ...   Dancer
Christian Thompson   ...   Dancer


Review by anonymous (posted on 1-Feb-2007)

Many find David Lynch's surrealistic non-linear storytelling annoying. His films are intellectually stupefying and emotionally jarring. Like the late Robert Altman, Lynch has no misgivings about plying his craft in television. Mulholland Drive began as a tv pilot that burned too hot for network executives and wound up as a feature film that earned him a tie for best director at the 2001 Cannes Film Festival. If you liked Naomi Watts in King Kong and have noticed Laura Harring on FX's The Shield, you will love them in Mulholland Drive. This film oozes with their raw beauty and sexuality. It is a tantalizing mystery that requires many viewings. Angelo Badalamenti's soundtrack is superb and a vocal performance by little known Rebekah Del Rio is absolutely riveting. David Lynch is the only director in the business who can make a film like this. If you found Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me or Lost Highway too bizarre, give Lynch another chance with this one.

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