Thank You for Smoking

Thank You for Smoking

Aaron Eckhart
Director: Jason Reitman Cast: Aaron Eckhart
Aaron Eckhart
, Maria Bello
Maria Bello
, Cameron Bright
Cameron Bright
Jason Reitman


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The directorial debut from Jason Reitman, the media satire Thank You for Smoking stars Aaron Eckhart as Nick, a man who has turned spinning news and information into a successful career for the tobacco lobby. He plots strategies with his colleagues (Maria Bello and David Koechner) on how to make other dangerous products more appealing to the American public. Nick ends up going to Hollywood with his young son (Cameron Bright) in order to get a movie producer to include characters smoking in his newest film. Nick is kidnapped by a vigilante group concerned about the harmful nature of his product. The cast includes William H. Macy as a Senator who runs on a strong anti-tobacco position, Rob Lowe as the Hollywood bigwig, and Robert Duvall as the king of the tobacco industry. The film is an adaptation of the novel of the same name by Christopher Buckley.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/03/2006
UPC: 0024543255048
Original Release: 2005
Rating: R
Source: Fox Searchlight
Region Code: 1
Time: 1:31:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; Director and cast commentary; Deleted scenes; The Charlie Rose show interview with Jason Reitman, Aaron Eckhart, Christopher Buckley and David O. Sacks; Making-of featurette; America: Living in Spin featurette; And more!

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Aaron Eckhart Nick Naylor
Maria Bello Polly Bailey
Cameron Bright Joey Naylor
Adam Brody Jack
Sam Elliott Lorne Lutch
Katie Holmes Heather Holloway
David Koechner Bobby Jay Bliss
Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe Jeff Megall
William H. Macy Senator Ortolan Finistirre
J.K. Simmons BR
Robert Duvall The Captain
Kim Dickens Jill Naylor
Connie Ray Pearl
Todd Louiso Ron Goode
Marianne Muellerleile Teacher
Daniel Travis Brad
Joan Lunden Herself
Dennis Miller Himself
Eric Haberman Robin Williger
Mary Jo Smith Sue Maclean
Jeff Witzke Kidnapper
Alex Diaz Kid # 1
Jordan Garrett Kid # 2
Courtney Taylor Burness Kid # 3
Jordan Orr Kid # 4
Kathryn Winslow Jeanette
Richard Speight Trainee
Eric Maldonado Tobacco Club Host
Renee Graham Tiffany
Timothy Dowling EGO Assistant
Terry James Ski Mask #1
Marc Scizak Ski Mask #2
Rachel Thorp Flighty Girl
Karen Harrison Nurse
Aaron Lustig Doctor
Melora Hardin Interviewer
Brian Palermo Voice Of F.B.I. Agent
Michael Mantell Dr. Meisenbach
Tonyo Melendez Mr. Herera
Spencer Garrett Senator Lothridge
Earl Billings Senator Dupree
Catherine Reitman Reporter #1
Sean Patrick Murphy Reporter #2
David Sacks Oil Lobbyist
Nancy O'Dell Herself
Roy Jenkins Debate Moderator
Howard Weitzman Gentleman #1
Bruce French Gentleman #2
Robert L. Richards Gentleman #3

Technical Credits
Jason Reitman Director,Screenwriter
Peter Afterman Musical Direction/Supervision
Stephen Belafonte Associate Producer
Michael Beugg Executive Producer
Daniel Brunt Co-producer
Alessandro Camon Executive Producer
Betsy Royall Casting Casting
Daniel Dubiecki Co-producer
Richard Dwan Sound Editor
Eveleen Anne Bandy Associate Producer
Elisabeth Fry Makeup
Dana E. Glauberman Editor
Daniel Glicker Costumes/Costume Designer
Karen Iacofano Camera Operator
David Insley Camera Operator
Scott Kaye Camera Operator
Rolfe Kent Score Composer
Max Levchin Executive Producer
Tommy Lohmann Camera Operator
Robin Luce Makeup
Mindy Marin Co-producer
Elon Musk Executive Producer
Michael R. Newman Co-producer
Daniel Nichols Camera Operator
Bruce Oldham Camera Operator
Joseph G. Pier Camera Operator
Edward R. Pressman Executive Producer
David Sacks Producer
Steve Saklad Production Designer
John Schmidt Executive Producer
Marc Scizak Stunts
Peter Thiel Executive Producer
Jim Whitaker Cinematographer
Mark Woolway Executive Producer
Margaret Yen Musical Direction/Supervision

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Thank You for Smoking
1. Main Titles [:30]
2. Meet Nick Naylor [2:07]
3. Merchants of Death [4:26]
4. The Beauty of Argument [4:07]
5. Poison Challenge [3:19]
6. The Captain [3:31]
7. All in the Family [3:29]
8. Where the Devil Sleeps [2:04]
9. Hollywood Dream [3:26]
10. Moral Flexibility [3:09]
11. The Original Marlboro Man [1:02]
12. Death Threat [6:31]
13. Smoking Saved My Life [3:20]
14. The Article [1:03]
15. Fired [8:15]
16. In Joey's Eyes [:39]
17. Sweet Revenge [5:57]
18. The Sultan of Spin [6:41]
19. Turned Down the Job [3:57]
20. End Titles [1:41]

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