Seven Deadly Sins. Seven Ways To Die
( Crime / Drama / Mystery / Thriller )

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US Runtime: 127 min

Premiere Date:
Sep 22, 1995   [USA]
Director: David Fincher
Writer: Andrew Kevin Walker   [written by]
Producers: Dan Kolsrud   [Executive Producer]
Anne Kopelson   [Executive Producer]
Gianni Nunnari   [Executive Producer]
Lynn Harris   [Co-Executive Producer]
Richard Saperstein   [Co-Executive Producer]
Arnold Kopelson   [Producer]
Phyllis Carlyle   [Producer]
Stephen Brown   [Co-Producer]
Nana Greenwald   [Co-Producer]
Sanford Panitch   [Co-Producer]
William C. Gerrity   [Line Producer]
Michele Platt   [Associate Producer]
Music by Howard Shore
Cinematography: Darius Khondji
Harris Savides   [additional photography]
Edited by: Richard Francis-Bruce
Production Company: New Line Cinema


Morgan Freeman
Detective William Somerset
Brad Pitt
Detective David Mills
Gwyneth Paltrow
Tracy Mills
R. Lee Ermey
Police Captain
Daniel Zacapa
Detective Taylor
John Cassini
Officer Davis
Reg E. Cathey
George Christy
Endre Hules
Cab Driver
Hawthorne James
George, Library Night Guard
William Davidson
Library Guard
Bob Collins
Library Guard
Jimmy Dale Hartsell
Library Janitor
Richard Roundtree
Martin Talbot
Charline Su
TV News Reporter
Dominique Jennings
TV News Reporter
Allan Kolman
Forensic Man
Beverly Burke
TV Anchor Woman
Gene Borkan
Eli Gould (Greed)
Julie Araskog
Mrs. Gould
Mario Di Donato
Fingerprint Forensic Man
Alfonso Freeman
Fingerprint Technician
John C. McGinley
Michael Reid MacKay
Victor (Sloth)
Richard Portnow
Dr. Beardsley
Tudor Sherrard
Coupon Man
Mark Boone Junior
Greasy FBI Man
Pamala Tyson
Homeless Woman
Lennie Loftin
Sarah Hale Reinhardt
Police Sketch Artist
Emily Wagner
Detective Sara
Martin Serene
Wild Bill
Michael Massee
Man in Massage Parlour Booth
David Correia
Cop at Massage Parlour
Ron Blair
Cop at Massage Parlour
Cat Mueller
Hooker (Lust)
Leland Orser
Crazed Man in Massage Parlour
Lexie Bigham
Sweating Cop at Massage Parlour
Evan Miranda
Harris Savides
911 Operator
Paul Eckstein
Heidi Schanz
Beautiful Woman (Pride)
Brian Evers
Duty Sergeant
Shannon Wilcox
Cop Behind Desk
Richard Schiff
John Doe's Lawyer
John Santin
Helicopter Pilot
James Deeth
Helicopter Pilot
Charles A. Tamburro
SWAT Helicopter Pilot
Richmond Arquette
Delivery Man
Duffy Gaver
Marksman in Helicopter
Charles S. Dutton
Cop (uncredited)


Michael Adler
electrician: addl. photography
John L. Anderson
asst. production coordinator
Ed Arneson
police technical advisor: Call the Cops
Mark Arneson
police technical advisor: Call the Cops
Larry J. Aube
key rigging grip
Elinor Bardach
costume supervisor
Tom Barrett
asst. editor
Mike Bonnaud
Marsha Bozeman
Michael Brennan
dolly grip
Gary Burritt
negative cutter: Kona Cutting
Paul A. Calabria
animal trainer
Joseph Campise
Michael Charbonnet
camera technician: Wescam camera, addl. photography
Michael A. Chavez
camera operator: "b" camera
Kim Coleman
casting asst.: L.A.
Aisha Coley
casting associate
Michael J. Coo
key grip
Kyle Cooper
title designer
Robert Cotnoir
asst.: Howard Shore
Jeff Cronenweth
camera operator: addl. photography
Peter Davidian
electrics coordinator
Brad Davis
payroll accountant
Sandy DeCrescent
music contractor
Mitch Dubin
camera operator: "b" camera, addl. photography
Brad Edmiston
first asst. camera
Toby Emmerich
executive in charge of music
David Emmerichs
steadicam operator
Bo Falck
Joe Fineman
executive in charge of post-production
Carol Folgate
asst. editor
Chris Franco
Peter Frankfurt
main/end title producer
Carla Fry
supervising production executive
Robert Gaskill
Thomas Gibson
best boy grip: addl. photography
Emily Glatter
in-house production coordinator
Cori Glazer
script supervisor
Joseph Graham
rigging grip
Basil Grillo
office staff asst.
Robert Grindrod
production accountant
Ronald E. Hairston
craft service
Conrad W. Hall
camera operator: "a" camera
Paul Hargrave
location manager
Jeff Hatem
Janice Hayen
music preparation
William Hoy
addl. editor
Gary J. Johnson
Joe Johnston
location asst.
Alan Kaminsky
Alan Kaminsky
transportation coordinator: addl. photography
Mark Kaufman
music coordinator
Michael Kelem
gyrosphere operator: addl. photography
Ren Klyce
music consultant: David Fincher
Buzz Kramer
craft service: addl. photography
Laura P. Krasnow
asst. editor
William Leslie
Mark Levinson
temp mix supervisor
Tom Loewy
video engineer
Yvan Lucas
special color consultant
James A. Lundin
Robert C. Lusted
first asst. editor
Jose Majica
Ed Maloney
best boy gaffer: addl. photography
Pete Martinez
graphic displays: Video Image
J. Steven Matzinger
second asst. camera: addl. photography
Stan McClain
camera operator: Wescam camera, addl. photography
Mike McClure
Melodie McDaniel
still photographer: John Doe's photographs
Michael C. McEntyre
Russell McEntyre
transportation coordinator
William T. McKane
Dennis McLean
rigging grip
Marco Mojica
sous chef
Donald M. Morgan
aerial camera operator: addl. photography
Alan Lance Myers
Jerry A. Oliveri
Sergio Orozco
Benjamin Padilla
sous chef
Anthony Petrilla
rigging grip
Quentin Pierre
asst.: Mr. Freeman
J. Michael Popovich
key grip: addl. photography
Todd Potter
provider: Mills dogs
Paul Prince
second asst. camera
Paul Prokop
production controller
Steven T Puri
main/end title producer
Robert Randles
music consultant
David Reale
asst. editor: avid
Robert M. Rey
medical consultant
Lucas Richman
conductor: score
Phillip L. Rosen
production attorney
Thomas J. Ruffner
second dolly grip: addl. photography
David Sanchez
camera loader
Gregory J. Schmidt
first asst. camera: "b" camera, addl. photography
Richard Schuler
location scout
Burton Sharp
adr group coordinator
Duane R. Shepard Sr.
double: Morgan Freeman
Peter Sorel
still photographer
Susan Steinlauf-Pascal
unit publicist
Janet Stirner Ingram
production secretary
Christopher C. Strong
Jeffrey Ray Strong
Charles A. Tamburro
aerial coordinator: addl. photography
Randy L. Thiedeman
Raymond Van Holtan
Richie Varga
double: Brad Pitt
Larry Velasco
Randy Walker
police technical advisor: Call the Cops
Julian Whatley
first asst. camera: addl. photography
Tom Whelpey
Bob White
Ed Wirth
Monty Woodard
Anthony Zahn Jr.

Miscellaneous Companies:

Call The Cops
police technical advisors

Filming Locations: (Now With Clickable Links To Location On Google Maps)


Tech Info:

$30,000,000 (USA)
Color Info:
Color (DeLuxe)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1
Cinematographic Process:
Super 35
Film Negative Format:
35 mm
Printed Film Format:
35 mm - anamorphic
Film Length:
3548 m


  • Originally, Somerset drew his pistol with his finger on the trigger. Police officers that were on the set as technical advisors quickly corrected him, as that is not correct police procedure.
  • One of the SWAT team members at the "sloth" crime scene is named California. 8MM, also written by Andrew Kevin Walker, also has a character named California.
  • The producers wanted Kevin Spacey to receive top billing at the start of the movie but he insisted that his name not appear in the opening credits, so as to surprise the audience with the identity of the killer. To compensate, he is listed first in the closing credits.
  • A rejected version of the credits had the same scratchy handwriting and Coil-remixed "Closer to God", but used static images instead of the jumpy, blurred footage used currently. (This credit sequence is in the Criterion laserdisc supplement section.)
  • The prison jumpsuit John Doe wears at the end of the film has the words "Bardach County Jail" written on it. Elinor Bardach was the costume supervisor for this movie.

Credits Fun:

  • Credits roll down instead of up.
  • The opening credits are done over broken, blurred images of John Doe removing the skin from his fingertips and sewing it into his journals.

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