Ask the Dust

Passion and ambition drive two dreamers in 1930s LA. Their love affair is ferocious and hot-blooded as they fight the city and themselves to make their dreams come true.

Ask the Dust (2006)


Mexican beauty Camilla hopes to rise above her station by marrying a wealthy American. That is complicated by meeting Arturo Bandini, a first-generation Italian hoping to land a writing career and a blue-eyed blonde on his arm.

Director: Robert Towne
Writer: Robert Towne

Release Date: 2006-02-02
Status: Released
Run time: 117 min / 1:57
Production Companies : Paramount, Cruise/Wagner Productions, Ascendant Pictures, Capitol Films, Noble House Entertainment Pictures
Production Country: United States of America



Colin Farrell
Arturo Bandini
Salma Hayek
Camilla Lopez
Donald Sutherland
Eileen Atkins
Mrs. Hargraves
Idina Menzel
Vera Rivkin
Justin Kirk
William Mapother
Tamara Craig Thomas
Dion Basco
Jeremy Crutchley
Natasha Staples
Denver Librarian
Paul Rylander
Harold the Bartender
Ronald France
Columbia Sweeper
Wayne Harrison
Donna Mosley
Red Headed Girl
Tamara Marie Watson
Sally (uncredited)
Richard Schickel
H. L. Mencken (voice)


Production Tom Cruise Producer
Art Nancy Haigh Set Decoration
Art Dennis Gassner Production Design
Crew Warren Beatty Thanks
Production Andreas Grosch Executive Producer
Production Andreas Schmid Executive Producer
Art Richard L. Johnson Supervising Art Director
Camera Caleb Deschanel Director of Photography
Production Paula Wagner Producer
Costume & Make-Up Albert Wolsky Costume Design
Production Redmond Morris Executive Producer
Writing Robert Towne Screenplay
Directing Robert Towne Director
Editing Jim Passon Color Timer
Sound Scott Hecker Supervising Sound Editor
Editing Robert K. Lambert Editor
Production Christopher Roberts Producer
Production Christopher Roberts Executive Producer
Art Tom Hannam Art Direction
Writing John Fante Novel
Sound Ramin Djawadi Original Music Composer
Production Kia Jam Co-Producer
Production Don Granger Producer
Sound Heitor Pereira Original Music Composer
Sound Eric A. Norris Sound Effects Editor
Production Jonas McCord Producer
Production Barbara Harris ADR Voice Casting
Crew Dan Hirst Stunts
Production Hank McCann Casting
Costume & Make-Up Moira Anne Meyer Costume Supervisor
Sound Robin Harlan Foley Artist
Production Mark Roemmich Executive Producer
Sound Randy Singer Foley Mixer
Crew John Smith Stunts
Sound Sarah Monat Foley Artist
Crew Jake Mervine Stunts
Directing Sally Jones Script Supervisor
Art Hope M. Parrish Property Master
Art Clive Pollick Construction Coordinator
Camera Adi Visser First Assistant Camera
Production Alan Shearer Unit Production Manager
Camera Pete Cavaciuti Camera Operator
Camera Pete Cavaciuti Steadicam Operator
Crew Kerry Gregg Stunts
Production Robert Bentley Location Manager
Sound Michael Babcock Sound Effects Editor
Crew Grant Hulley Stunt Coordinator
Crew Franz Spilhaus Stunts
Camera David Bloomer Still Photographer
Crew Bradley Sweetman Transportation Coordinator
Sound Greg ten Bosch Assistant Sound Editor
Editing Kenny Becker Color Timer
Sound Joe Dorn Supervising ADR Editor
Art Paige Augustine Set Dresser
Costume & Make-Up Jenny Shircore Hair Designer
Costume & Make-Up Jenny Shircore Makeup Designer
Sound Thom Brennan Assistant Sound Editor
Sound Elizabeth Kenton Dialogue Editor
Crew Debbi Bossi Post Production Supervisor
Costume & Make-Up Sue Michael Makeup Artist
Art Louise Martin Art Department Coordinator
Costume & Make-Up Colin Polson Hairstylist
Sound Byron Wilson Dialogue Editor
Sound Mark Pappas Foley Editor
Sound Sally Boldt Music Editor
Production Galit Hakmon McCord Co-Producer
Crew Dermot Brogan Stunts
Sound Nico Louw Sound Mixer
Directing Tommy Gormley First Assistant Director
Camera Danie du Toit First Assistant Camera
Sound Roy Seeger Assistant Sound Editor
Sound Bob Baron ADR Mixer
Crew Daryl Andrews Stunts
Production Bob Knotek Casting
Production David Selvan Executive Producer
Directing Sarah Purser Second Assistant Director
Crew Janine Wyatt-Mair Stunts
Camera Sean Rau Second Assistant Camera
Camera Neil Baillie Second Assistant Camera
Camera Michael Corker Camera Loader
Crew Anthony English Video Assist Operator
Sound Jurgen Human Boom Operator
Sound Bernard Marcus Boom Operator

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