Factotum (2005)

What matters most is how well you walk through the fire

  • Genre: Drama
  • Release Date: 2005-04-25
  • User Rating: 6.2/10 from 187 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 34min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Celluloid Dreams
  • Production Country: Norway, Germany, France, Sweden, United States of America
  • Director: Bent Hamer
star 6.2/10
From 187 Ratings


This drama centers on Hank Chinaski, the fictional alter-ego of "Factotum" author Charles Bukowski, who wanders around Los Angeles, CA trying to live off jobs which don't interfere with his primary interest, which is writing. Along the way, he fends off the distractions offered by women, drinking and gambling.

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  • Matt Dillon

    as Henry Chinaski
  • Lili Taylor

    as Jan
  • Marisa Tomei

    as Laura
  • Fisher Stevens

    as Manny
  • Didier Flamand

    as Pierre
  • Adrienne Shelly

    as Jerry
  • Karen Young

    as Grace
  • Thomas Lyons

    as Tony Endicott
  • Dean Brewington

    as Old Black Man
  • James Cada

    as Bald Man
  • James Michael Detmar

    as Smithson
  • Kurt Schweickhardt

    as Ice Plant Supervisor
  • Dee Noah

    as Hank's Mother
  • James Noah

    as Hank's Father
  • Michael Egan

    as Taxi Office Clerk
  • Terry Hempleman

    as Superintendant Barnes
  • Emily Hynnek

    as Stripper
  • Wayne Morton

    as Mantz
  • Tony Papenfuss

    as John Handler
  • Lana Schwab

    as Mrs. Adams
  • Sally Wingert

    as Payroll Lady
  • Robert Downing Davis

    as George Henley
  • Bryan J. Walker

    as Pharmacist
  • Dan Lee Jr.

    as Elf
  • Peter Moore

    as Editor
  • Bruce Bohne

    as Auto Parts Manager
  • Larry Roupe

    as Pete
  • Chris Carlson

    as Liquor Store Clerk
  • Stephen D'Ambrose

    as Mailman
  • Emil Herrera

    as Mendoza
  • Michelle Hutchison

    as Young Lady
  • Andy Hubbell

    as Employment Office Man
  • Martin Marinaro

    as Bartender
  • Raye Birk

    as Heathercliff
  • Stephen Pelinski

    as Mr. Hansen
  • Stanley Kipper

    as Spencer
  • Brent Doyle

    as McBride
  • John Paul Gamoke

    as Peters
  • Jim Lichtscheidl

    as Calloway
  • Jay Gjernes

    as Truck Driver
  • Clyde Lund

    as Employment Office Clerk
  • Punnavith Koy

Directing Bent Hamer Director
Writing Charles Bukowski Novel
Camera John Christian Rosenlund Director of Photography
Editing Pål Gengenbach Editor
Production Bent Hamer Producer
Sound Kristin Asbjørnsen Original Music Composer
Production Christine K. Walker Executive Producer
Production Jim Stark Producer
Art Eve Cauley Production Design
Writing Jim Stark Writer
Writing Bent Hamer Writer
Production Reinhold Elschot Associate Producer
Production Julie Swenson Publicist
Sound Richard Sveen Sound Editor
Camera Joseph Gallup Key Grip
Production Meinolf Zurhorst Associate Producer
Crew Rose M. Frazier Stunts
Production Debbie DeLisi Extras Casting
Crew Brenton McCracken Transportation Coordinator
Crew Michael Kennedy Transportation Captain
Crew Peter Moore Stunts
Lighting Edward Cohen Gaffer
Sound John L. Sims Jr. Production Sound Mixer
Production Jason Cooper Hall Production Supervisor
Sound Petter Fladeby Sound Designer
Production Rainer Mockert Associate Producer
Production Devorah DeVries Production Manager
Directing Eric D. Howell Second Assistant Director
Crew Eric D. Howell Stunt Coordinator
Directing Lynn Younglove Script Supervisor
Camera Kevin Karpinski Best Boy Grip
Costume & Make-Up Tere Duncan Costume Design
Camera Fernando Gayesky Camera Operator
Production Peter Nadermann Associate Producer
Camera Michael Lindquist Second Assistant Camera
Art Mindy Harris Property Master
Costume & Make-Up Patricia Regan Makeup Designer
Production Shelli Ainsworth Location Manager
Production Lynn Blumenthal Local Casting
Sound Cully Gallagher Boom Operator
Art Sarah Kruchowski Set Decoration
Costume & Make-Up Tara Smith Hairstylist
Editing Silje Nordseth Assistant Editor
Costume & Make-Up Deborah Fiscus Wardrobe Supervisor
Sound Erik S. Watland Foley Artist
Directing Paul B. Johnson First Assistant Director
Camera Sebastián Almeida First Assistant Camera
Art Kate Sheeley Set Decoration
Costume & Make-Up Sherry Heart Key Hair Stylist
Production Karl Baumgartner Associate Producer
Crew Marius Holst Thanks
Crew Pål Sletaune Thanks