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During the week he turns 33, NyC magazine publisher David Aames, a playboy who has strange dreams, spends a night of passion with Julie, "a friend he sometimes sleeps with," and a night with Sofia, a witty, knowing dancer with a Spanish accent - a night with intimations of love. David is charming, rich (his mother's Monet, "Vanilla Sky" is in his bedroom), and feckless: he inherited the magazines and his minority partners want him out. Jump ahead: he's in jail, wearing a prosthetic mask, talking to a sympathetic psychologist to get at the truth behind a death. Who has died? How? And who's Ellie? Popping up often on TV is Benny, a dog who survived for months frozen in ice.
What is happiness to you?
Title: Vanilla Sky
Release Date: December 10, 2001
Runtime: 136 mins
All Genres: Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Languages: English, Spanish
Sound: DTS, Dolby Digital
IMDB Rating: 6.9
Brimstone Pit Rating: 7.9 - (Rate This Horror Movie)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With V
MPAA Rating: R
MPAA Rating Reason:
Rated R for sexuality and strong language.
Tom Cruise ...David Aames
Penelope Cruz ...Sofia Serrano
Cameron Diaz ...Julie Gianni
Kurt Russell ...McCabe
Jason Lee ...Brian Shelby
Noah Taylor ...Edmund Ventura
Timothy Spall ...Thomas Tipp
Tilda Swinton ...Rebecca Dearborn
Michael Shannon ...Aaron
Delaina Mitchell ...David's Assistant
Shalom Harlow ...Colleen
Oona Hart ...Lynette
Ivana Milicevic ...Emma
Johnny Galecki ...Peter Brown
Jhaemi Willens ...Jamie Berliner
Armand Schultz ...Dr. Pomeranz
Cameron Watson ...Other Doctor
Robertson Dean ...Third Doctor
W. Earl Brown ...Barman
Ray Proscia ...Doctor from Berlin
Tim Hopper ...Man in Blue Coat
Alicia Witt ...Libby
Ken Leung ...Art Editor
Carolyn Byrne ...Beatrice
Mark Pinter ...Carlton Kaller
Jeff Weiss ...Raymond Tooley
Conan O'Brien ...Himself
James Murtaugh ...Benny's Owner (as Jim Murtaugh)
Mark Kozelek ...Dude, Fix your Face Guy
John Fedevich ...Silent Ed Vallencourt
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Donald J. Lee Jr.
Scott M. Martin
Vanilla Sky Horror Film Trailer 1
Vanilla Sky Horror Film Trailer 2
"Everything In Its Right Place"
"From Rusholme with Love"
"Have You Forgotten"
"All the Right Friends"
"My Favorite Things"
"Keep On Pushing"
More Movie Taglines:
- What is happiness to you?
- Is your subconscious your conscious; is your conscious your subconscious?
- Looks Can Be Deceiving!
- Open Your Eyes
- Forget everything you know, and open your eyes.
- Sofía: I think she's the saddest girl to ever to hold a martini.
Sofía: I'll tell you in another life, when we are both cats.
[last lines to Sofia] David: Do you remember what you told me once? That every passing minute is a another chance to turn it all around. Sofía: I'll find you again. David: I'll see you in another life... when we are both cats.
Libby: You'll be meeting Rebecca Dearborn, my personal role model.
Brian: And I know sour, which allows me to appreciate the sweet.
- Kurt Russell agreed to do the film without reading the script.
The title Vanilla Sky was considered for Cameron Crowe's previous movie, Almost Famous (2000). The original title for Almost Famous was actually "Untitled", however Dreamworks would not allow this, so Cameron Crowe titled the bootleg edition of Almost Famous on DVD "Untitled".
The scene with Tom Cruise alone in Times Square is not computer enhanced. The production was given unprecedented permission to shut down Times Square for one Sunday. At the time, the news ticker was providing updates on the Bush-Gore election. To avoid dating the film, Crowe got permission to change the NASDAQ sign in post-production.
Penélope Cruz also starred in Abre los ojos (1997), of which this film is a remake.
To Kill a Mockingbird (1962) is one of director Cameron Crowe's all time favorite films and is prominently featured in Vanilla Sky (2001). Also, at the beginning of Almost Famous (2000), Crowe's previous work, William Miller and his mother are having a discussion about Atticus Finch, the protagonist of "To Kill a Mockingbird."
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