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S1m0ne (2002)

Coming Out at 23 August 2002 in theaters.

Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi

Simone is science fiction film written, produced, and directed by Andrew Niccol. It stars Al Pacino, Catherine Keener, Evan Rachel Wood, Rachel Roberts, Jay Mohr, and Winona Ryder.

When Nicola Anders (Winona Ryder), the star of out-of-favor director Viktor Taransky’s (Al Pacino) new film, refuses to finish it, Taransky is forced to find a replacement. Contractual requirements totally prevent using her image in the film, so he must re-shoot. Instead, Viktor experiments with a new computer program he inherits from late acquaintance Hank Aleno (Elias Koteas) which allows the creation of a computer-generated woman which he can easily animate to play the film’s central character. Viktor names his virtual actor “Simone”, a name derived from the computer program’s title, Simulation One. Seamlessly incorporated into the film, Simone (Rachel Roberts) gives a fantastic performance, exactly controlled by Viktor. The film is immediately a huge success. The studio, and soon the world, ask “who is Simone?”

Viktor initially claims that Simone is a recluse and requests her privacy be respected, but that only intensifies media demands for her to appear. Viktor intends to reveal the secret of her non-existence after the second picture. To satisfy demand, he executes a number of progressively ambitious stunts relying on misdirection and cinematic special effects technology. Eventually, it escalates to simulated remote location video live interviews.

Director: Andrew Niccol

Writer: Andrew Niccol

Stars: Al Pacino, Catherine Keener, Rachel Roberts, Winona Ryder, Evan Rachel Wood, Jay Mohr


Al PacinoViktor Taransky
Benjamin SalisburyProduction Assistant
Winona RyderNicola Anders
Darnell WilliamsStudio Executive #1
Jim RashStudio Executive #2
Ron PerkinsStudio Executive #3
Jay MohrHal Sinclair
Catherine KeenerElaine Christian
Evan Rachel WoodLainey Christian Taransky
Jeffrey PierceKent
Jeff WilliamsMan in Suit
Rachel RobertsSimone
Mitzi MartinPremiere Audience Member
Carole AndroskyPremiere Audience Member
Christopher NeimanPremiere Audience Member
Jolie JenkinsPremiere Audience Member
Derrex BradyPremiere Audience Member
Lisa CerasoliPremiere Audience Member
Darin HeamesPremiere Audience Member
Patrick J. DancyPremiere Audience Member
Adrian R’MantePremiere Audience Member
David DotyTheater Owner
Maureen MuellerEntertainment Reporter
Barry PapickWalter, Security Guard
James GleasonReporter
Andi CarnickReporter
Richard SaxtonReporter
Vincent BolingReporter
Mark ThompsonReporter
Keith MacKechnieReporter
Pruitt Taylor VinceMax Sayer
Jason SchwartzmanMilton
Alan LoayzaValet Manager
Chris CoppolaEcho Photographer
Lombardo BoyarPaparazzi Photographer
Jenni BlongJane
Susan ChuangLotus
Robert MusgraveMac
Deborah RawlingsCorel
Christina RydellClaris
Rod SimmonsHewlett
Hal OzsanHotel Concierge
Jaehne MoebiusDrunk Woman
Claudia JordanSimone Lookalike
Henry D. ZapataStudio Executive
Stanley AndersonFrank Brand
Christopher ComesConcert Promoter
Brad ‘Chip’ PopeConcert Technician #1
Gordon SimmonsConcert Technician #2
Teresa ParenteTalk Show Host #1
Bill A. JonesTalk Show Host #2
Daniel DoMonk
Clyde TullPriest
Moss MossbergRabbi
Ronnie W. Elliot Sr.Arresting Officer
Daniel von BargenChief Detective
Charles NolandDetective
Chris MarleyDiver
Sean CullenBernard, Lawyer
Alec MurdockVBC Anchor
Alex BolingMan
Jim BrockhohnConcert Goer
Annie CoffeyParty Guest
Tony CraneLenny
Lily GarethLittle Kid
Edward C. GillowReporter
Phil HawnMovie Theater Patron
Diane HudockWoman
Michael Andrew Colin KellerDoorman
Elias KoteasHank Aleno
Johnny LuckettStudio Guard
Rebecca RomijnFaith
Camille WainwrightKatie Crom

Sources: imdb & wikipedia

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