Milk (2008)

Never blend in.

  • Genre: History, Drama
  • Release Date: 2008-11-05
  • User Rating: 7.263/10 from 1897 ratings
  • Runtime: 2h 8min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Jinks/Cohen Company
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Gus Van Sant
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The true story of Harvey Milk, the first openly gay man ever elected to public office. In San Francisco in the late 1970s, Harvey Milk becomes an activist for gay rights and inspires others to join him in his fight for equal rights that should be available to all Americans.


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  • Sean Penn

    as Harvey Milk
  • Emile Hirsch

    as Cleve Jones
  • Josh Brolin

    as Dan White
  • Diego Luna

    as Jack Lira
  • James Franco

    as Scott Smith
  • Alison Pill

    as Anne Kronenberg
  • Victor Garber

    as Mayor Moscone
  • Denis O'Hare

    as John Briggs
  • Joseph Cross

    as Dick Pabich
  • Stephen Spinella

    as Rick Stokes
  • Boyd Holbrook

    as Denton Smith
  • Lucas Grabeel

    as Danny Nicoletta
  • Jeff Koons

    as Art Agnos
  • Brent Corrigan

    as Telephone Tree #3
  • Dave Franco

    as Telephone Tree #5
  • Elias McConnell

    as Telephone Tree #8
  • Ashlee Temple

    as Dianne Feinstein
  • Brandon Boyce

    as Jim Rivaldo
  • Kelvin Yu

    as Michael Wong
  • Cleve Jones

    as Don Amador
  • Dustin Lance Black

    as Castro Clone
  • Joshua Grannell

  • Blake Cooper Griffin

    as Castro Man
  • Tim Halpin

    as SFPD Motor Cop
  • Richard Gross

    as Riot Cop
  • Ryan Hellquist

    as Law Student (uncredited)
  • Anita Bryant

    as Self (Archival Footage)
  • Walter Cronkite

    as Self (Archival Footage)
  • Jerry Brown

    as Self (Archival Footage)
  • Ronald Reagan

    as Self (Archival Footage)
  • Harvey Milk

    as Self (Archival Footage)
  • Dan White

    as Self (Archival Footage)
  • Howard Rosenman

    as David Goodstein
Production Bruce Cohen Producer
Production Dan Jinks Producer
Sound Danny Elfman Original Music Composer
Production Francine Maisler Casting
Directing Gus Van Sant Director
Sound Gus Van Sant Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Costume & Make-Up Danny Glicker Costume Design
Camera Harris Savides Director of Photography
Art Barbara Munch Set Decoration
Costume & Make-Up Karen Bradley Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Gretchen Davis Key Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Valerie White Set Costumer
Production William Horberg Executive Producer
Visual Effects Bill Taylor Visual Effects Supervisor
Production Michael London Executive Producer
Production Barbara A. Hall Executive Producer
Sound Felix Andrew Sound Mixer
Sound Leslie Shatz Sound Designer
Sound Leslie Shatz Supervising Sound Editor
Production Bruna Papandrea Executive Producer
Editing Elliot Graham Editor
Art Charley Beal Art Direction
Visual Effects Syd Dutton Visual Effects Supervisor
Visual Effects Catherine Sudolcan Visual Effects Producer
Production Dustin Lance Black Executive Producer
Writing Dustin Lance Black Writer
Sound Chris David Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Crew Michael E. Phillips Thanks
Visual Effects Tsui Ling Toomer Visual Effects Producer
Visual Effects Chel White Visual Effects Supervisor
Art Bill Groom Production Design
Crew Mike Martinez Stunts
Costume & Make-Up Victoria DeKay Costume Supervisor
Visual Effects Eric D. Christensen Visual Effects Supervisor
Costume & Make-Up Debra Dietrich Key Hair Stylist
Visual Effects Casey Cannon Visual Effects Producer
Costume & Make-Up Michael White Hair Department Head
Costume & Make-Up Steven E. Anderson Makeup Department Head
Art Susan Alegria Assistant Art Director
Costume & Make-Up Jennifer Tremont Hairstylist
Visual Effects Roger Mocenigo Additional Visual Effects
Sound Brian Dunlop Sound Effects Editor
Sound Neil Riha Sound Mixer
Crew Tom Sindicich Special Effects Coordinator