As Good as It Gets

A comedy from the heart that goes for the throat.

As Good as It Gets (1997)

ComedyRomance

New York City. Melvin Udall, a cranky, bigoted, obsessive-compulsive writer, finds his life turned upside down when neighboring gay artist Simon is hospitalized and his dog is entrusted to Melvin. In addition, Carol, the only waitress who will tolerate him, must leave work to care for her sick son, making it impossible for Melvin to eat breakfast.

Director: James L. Brooks
Writers: Mark Andrus, James L. Brooks.

Release Date: 1997-12-19
Status: Released
Run time: 139 min / 2:19
Budget: $50,000,000
Revenue: $314,178,011
Production Companies : Gracie Films, TriStar Pictures
Production Country: United States of America

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Casts

Jack Nicholson
as Melvin Udall
Helen Hunt
as Carol Connelly
Greg Kinnear
as Simon Bishop
Cuba Gooding Jr.
as Frank Sachs
Skeet Ulrich
as Vincent Lopiano
Shirley Knight
as Beverly Connelly
Yeardley Smith
as Jackie Simpson
Lupe Ontiveros
as Nora Manning
Lawrence Kasdan
as Dr. Green
Harold Ramis
as Dr. Bettes
Kathryn Morris
as Psychiatric Patient
Alison Rose
as Psychiatric Patient
Maya Rudolph
as Policewoman
Julie Benz
as Receptionist
Jimmy Workman
as Sean from the Bakery
Jamie Kennedy
as Street Hustler
Brian Doyle-Murray
as Handyman
Peter Jacobson
as Man at Table
Jesse James
as Spencer Connelly
Randall Batinkoff
as Carol's date
Linda Gehringer
as Publisher
Kaitlin Hopkins
as Woman in Lobby
Danielle Spencer
as Veterinarian
Lisa Edelstein
as Woman at Table
Danielle Brisebois
as Singer
Todd Solondz
as Man on Bus
Matt Malloy
as Men's Store Salesman
Tom McGowan
as Maitre D'
Bibi Osterwald
as Neighbor Woman
Ross Bleckner
as Carl
Bernadette Balagtas
as Caterer
Jaffe Cohen
as Partygoer
Laurie Kilpatrick
as Partygoer
Alice Vaughn
as Partygoer
Shane Black
as Cafe 24 Manager
Stan Bly
as Cafe 24 Customer
Missi Pyle
as Cafe 24 Waitress
Tara Subkoff
as Cafe 24 Waitress
Rebekah Johnson
as Cafe 24 Waitress
Leslie Stefanson
as Cafe 24 Waitress
Patricia Childress
as Cafe 24 Waitress
Wood Harris
as Cafe 24 Busboy
Chloe Brooks
as Child at Cafe 24
Cooper Brooks
as Child at Cafe 24
Kristi Zea
as Mother at Table
Justin Herwick
as Street Hustler
John F. O'Donohue
as Detective Ray
Mary Elizabeth Still
as Nurse Receptionist
Paul Greenberg
as Bar Waiter
David A. Kipper
as Hospital Doctor
Antonia Jones
as Nurse
Alex Ballar
as Flower Store Customer (uncredited)
Bronwyn Cornelius
as Bartender (uncredited)
Amy Anzel
as Ballet Dancer (uncredited)
Laura Mayes Byrnes
as Restaurant Patron (uncredited)
Maurice LaMarche
as Fred Bishop - Simon's Dad on Phone (voice) (uncredited)

Crew

Directing James L. Brooks Director
Writing Mark Andrus Screenplay
Writing James L. Brooks Screenplay
Production James L. Brooks Producer
Sound Hans Zimmer Music
Crew Mark Wade Property Master
Directing Ray Quiroz Script Supervisor
Crew Walter Scott Stunt Coordinator
Crew Ken Fritz Stunts Coordinator
Production Owen Wilson Associate Producer
Camera John Bailey Director of Photography
Editing Richard Marks Editor
Production Francine Maisler Casting
Art Bill Brzeski Production Design
Art Philip Toolin Art Direction
Art Clay A. Griffith Set Decoration
Costume & Make-Up Molly Maginnis Costume Design
Costume & Make-Up Carrie Angland Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Linda Arnold Hairstylist
Directing Aldric La'Auli Porter Assistant Director
Directing Hans Berggren Other
Directing William M. Connor Assistant Director
Directing Susan Perlman Other
Production Karen E. Etcoff Casting
Production Barbara Harris Casting
Crew Julie Ansell Thanks
Crew Michael Besman Thanks
Sound Bruce Fowler Orchestrator
Editing Gena Bleier Assistant Editor
Camera Ralph Nelson Still Photographer
Crew Chester E. Tripp III Stunts
Lighting Greg Addison Lighting Technician
Writing Mark Andrus Story
Sound Dennis Drummond Supervising Sound Editor
Crew Pablo Ferro Title Graphics
Crew BJ Davis Stunt Coordinator
Crew BJ Davis Stunt Double
Crew Julia Davis Stunt Coordinator
Crew Julia Davis Stunt Double
Editing Hilary Schroeder Assistant Editor

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