Directed by: Paul Thomas Anderson
Written by: Paul Thomas Anderson
Produced by: Paul Thomas Anderson, JoAnne Sellar
Other cast: Alan Arkin, Alec Baldwin, Steve Buscemi, Blythe Danner, Laura Dern, Michael C. Hall, Irrfan Khan, Sanaa Lathan, Danny McBride, Ryan O'Neal, Michael Peña, Jeremy Renner, Michelle Williams
Release date: December 17, 1999
Running time: 3h 8min
On one random day in the San Fernando Valley, a dying father, a young wife, a male caretaker, a famous lost son, a police officer in love, a boy genius, an ex-boy genius, a game show host and an estranged daughter will each become part of a dazzling multiplicity of plots, but one story.
→ Things fall down. People look up. And when it rains, it pours.
• Don’t call me “lady”. I come in here, I give these things to you, you check, you make your phone calls, look suspicious, ask questions. I’m sick. I have sickness all around me and you fucking ask me about my life? “What’s wrong?” Have you seen death in your bed? In your house? Where’s your fucking decency? And then I’m asked fucking questions. What’s… wrong? You suck my dick. That’s what’s wrong. And you, you fucking call me “lady”? Shame on you. Shame on you. Shame on both of you.