Ask the Dust

Ask the Dust (2006)

Trapped by passion. Faced by their dreams.

  • Genre: Romance, Drama
  • Release Date: 2006-02-02
  • User Rating: 5.4/10 from 139 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 57min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Cruise/Wagner Productions
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Robert Towne
star 5.4/10
From 139 Ratings


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.

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  • Colin Farrell

    as Arturo Bandini
  • Salma Hayek Pinault

    as Camilla Lopez
  • Donald Sutherland

    as Hellfrick
  • Eileen Atkins

    as Mrs. Hargraves
  • Idina Menzel

    as Vera Rivkin
  • Justin Kirk

    as Sammy
  • William Mapother

    as Bill
  • Tamara Marie Watson

    as Sally
  • Dion Basco

    as Patricio
  • Jeremy Crutchley

    as Solomon
  • Natasha Staples

    as Denver Librarian
  • Paul Rylander

    as Harold the Bartender
  • Ronald France

    as Columbia Sweeper
  • Wayne Harrison

    as Heilman
  • Donna Mosley

    as Red Headed Girl
  • Richard Schickel

    as H. L. Mencken (voice)
  • Yasuhiro Yoshimura

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