Naked Lunch

Naked Lunch (1991)

Exterminate all rational thought.

  • Genre: Crime, Drama
  • Release Date: 1991-12-27
  • User Rating: 7/10 from 841 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 55min
  • Language: العربية
  • Production Company: Téléfilm Canada
  • Production Country: Canada, Japan, United Kingdom
  • Director: David Cronenberg
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From 841 Ratings


Blank-faced bug killer Bill Lee and his dead-eyed wife, Joan, like to get high on Bill's pest poisons while lounging with Beat poet pals. After meeting the devilish Dr. Benway, Bill gets a drug made from a centipede. Upon indulging, he accidentally kills Joan, takes orders from his typewriter-turned-cockroach, ends up in a constantly mutating Mediterranean city and learns that his hip friends have published his work -- which he doesn't remember writing.

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  • Peter Weller

    as Bill Lee
  • Judy Davis

    as Joan Frost
  • Ian Holm

    as Tom Frost
  • Julian Sands

    as Yves Cloquet
  • Roy Scheider

    as Doctor Benway
  • Monique Mercure

    as Fadela
  • Nicholas Campbell

    as Hank
  • Michael Zelniker

    as Martin
  • Louis Ferreira

    as Exterminator #3
  • Joseph Scoren

    as Kiki
  • Julian Richings

    as Exterminator #4
  • Robert A. Silverman

    as Hans
  • Peter Boretski

    as Creature Voices / Exterminator #2
  • Yuval Daniel

    as Hafid
  • John Friesen

    as Hauser
  • Sean McCann

    as O'Brien
  • Howard Jerome

    as A.J. Cohen
  • Michael Caruana

    as Pawnbroker
  • Kurt Reis

    as Exterminator #1
Directing David Cronenberg Director
Writing David Cronenberg Writer
Camera Peter Suschitzky Director of Photography
Editing Ronald Sanders Editor
Sound Howard Shore Original Music Composer
Production Jeremy Thomas Producer
Production Gabriella Martinelli Co-Producer
Writing William S. Burroughs Novel
Art James McAteer Art Direction
Production Deirdre Bowen Casting
Art Carol Spier Production Design
Sound David Evans Sound Effects Editor
Costume & Make-Up Denise Cronenberg Costume Design
Art Elinor Rose Galbraith Set Decoration
Visual Effects Chris Walas Creature Design
Sound Don White Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Sound Ornette Coleman Original Music Composer
Sound Jane Tattersall Sound Effects Editor
Costume & Make-Up Brenda Gilles Costume Supervisor
Sound Peter Maxwell Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Costume & Make-Up Christine Hart Makeup Department Head
Sound David Appleby Sound Re-Recording Mixer