The Bucket List

Corporate billionaire Edward Cole and working class mechanic Carter Chambers are worlds apart. At a crossroads in their lives, they share a hospital room and discover they have two things in common: a desire to spend the time they have left doing everything they ever wanted to do and an unrealized need to come to terms with who they are. Together they embark on the road trip of a lifetime, becoming friends along the way and learning to live life to the fullest, with insight and humor.

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Film Cast:

  • Edward Periman Cole: Jack Nicholson
  • Carter Chambers: Morgan Freeman
  • Thomas: Sean Hayes
  • Virginia Chambers: Beverly Todd
  • Roger Chambers: Alfonso Freeman
  • Maya: Destiny Brownridge
  • Dr. Hollins: Rob Morrow
  • Flight Attendant: Dawn Lewis
  • Angelica: Rowena King
  • Kai: Annton Berry Jr.
  • Chandra: Verda Bridges
  • Lee: Brian Copeland
  • Instructor: Ian Anthony Dale
  • Emily: Jennifer Defrancisco
  • Female Administrator: Angela Gardner
  • Mechanic: Noel Gugliemi
  • Manny: Jonathan Hernandez
  • Nurse Shing: Karen Maruyama
  • Attractive Woman #1: Amber Mead
  • Rachel: Serena Reeder
  • Kyle: Christopher Stapleton
  • Edward’s Granddaughter: Taylor Ann Thompson
  • Self: Alex Trebek

Film Crew:

  • Director of Photography: John Schwartzman
  • Casting: Janet Hirshenson
  • Producer: Rob Reiner
  • Editor: Robert Leighton
  • Casting: Jane Jenkins
  • Set Decoration: Robert Greenfield
  • Set Designer: James E. Tocci
  • Unit Production Manager: Jeffrey Stott
  • Original Music Composer: Marc Shaiman
  • Sound Re-Recording Mixer: Marc Fishman
  • Sound Re-Recording Mixer: Tony Lamberti
  • Unit Production Manager: David Siegel
  • Sound Editor: Bryan Bowen
  • ADR Supervisor: Lon Bender
  • Camera Operator: Ian Fox
  • Producer: Craig Zadan
  • Costume Design: Molly Maginnis
  • Makeup Department Head: Valli O’Reilly
  • Prosthetic Makeup Artist: Matthew W. Mungle
  • Producer: Alan Greisman
  • Producer: Neil Meron
  • Writer: Justin Zackham
  • Executive Producer: Travis Knox
  • Production Design: Bill Brzeski
  • First Assistant Director: Frank Capra III
  • Stunt Coordinator: Alex Daniels
  • Second Assistant Director: Brian Relyea
  • Construction Coordinator: John R. Elliott
  • Post Production Supervisor: Susan E. Novick
  • Music Editor: Scott Stambler
  • ADR Editor: Tim Boggs
  • Casting Assistant: Jamie Castro
  • Makeup Artist: Michael Germain
  • Transportation Coordinator: Jonathan A. Rosenfeld
  • Hairstylist: Joy Zapata
  • Costume Supervisor: Sandy Kenyon
  • Property Master: Eugene McCarthy
  • Script Supervisor: Kerry Lyn McKissick
  • Set Designer: Barbara Mesney
  • Dialogue Editor: John C. Stuver
  • Visual Effects Producer: Lori J. Nelson
  • Sound Editor: Ann Scibelli
  • Assistant Art Director: Martha Johnston
  • Chief Lighting Technician: David R. Christensen
  • Still Photographer: Sidney Ray Baldwin
  • Dialogue Editor: Laura Harris Atkinson
  • Unit Publicist: Rob Harris
  • Rigging Gaffer: Frank Dorowsky
  • Hairstylist: Deena Adair
  • Location Manager: Robbie Goldstein
  • Makeup Artist: Nancy Hancock
  • First Assistant Sound Editor: Gayle Wesley
  • Key Grip: Les T. Tomita
  • Art Direction: Jay Pelissier
  • Hair Department Head: Medusah
  • Key Hair Stylist: Marie Larkin
  • Special Effects Coordinator: Donald Frazee
  • Assistant Editor: Danny Miller
  • Executive In Charge Of Production: Mark Scoon
  • Art Department Coordinator: Ilana Gordon
  • Key Makeup Artist: Tonyia Verna
  • Transportation Captain: Jeff Verdick
  • Boom Operator: Perry Dodgson
  • Negative Cutter: Mo Henry
  • VFX Editor: Corinne Villa
  • Production Sound Mixer: Robert Eber
  • Cableman: Mike Mesirow
  • Key Costumer: Sally Smith-McCardle
  • Assistant Sound Editor: John Cannon
  • Production Accountant: Eric Layne
  • Transportation Co-Captain: Jim Petti
  • Storyboard: Mark Moretti
  • Color Timer: Mike Mertens

Movie Reviews:

  • John Chard: You measure yourself by the people who measure themselves by you.

    Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman play two terminally ill men who check out of their cancer ward and head off on a road trip to complete their Bucket List of things to do before they die.

    Every once in a while a film comes along with such simplicity of warmth it rises above any charge of clichés and sugar coated sappiness. The Bucket List is one such film. Its message is simple, its filming style equally so. It’s performed with such quality by Nicholson and Freeman (if the whole film had just been the two of them chatting in the hospital room it would have been a winner), with director Rob Reiner astute and wily enough to let them flow, that even as the inevitable sadness follows the laughs, you will feel far better for having watched this film.

    Rewarding adult cinema with class showing on both sides of the camera. 8.5/10

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