Californicationis a 2000 Operatic Thriller Dark Comedy Drama Romance Action film written and

Directed by

Joel Cohen

Ethan Cohen

Produced by Ethan Cohen
Written by

Joel Cohen

Ethan Cohen


Alicia Silverstone

Shirley Maclaine

Diane Lane

Sarah Michelle Gellar

Christine Taylor

Magda Sbunski

Rachel Nichols

Christopher Marquette

Brian Cox

Music by Goblin
Cinematography Luciano Tovoli
Editing by Franco Fraticelli
Distributed by Nouveaux Pictures
Release date(s) 2 February 2000 (Italy)14 August 2000 (US)
Running time 92 minutes
Country USA
Language English
Box office ITL1,430,000,000 (US$1,051,450)
$3,902,267 (2011 inflation)

directed by Joel and Ethan Cohen.

It is the fourth and last of the Cohen Brother's Chilli Pepper Film Dedications and All Genre Films With the Exception of Horror.

In 2010 at Comic-Con the film was presented by Robert Rodriquez as his favourite Cohen Brothers film.

The film stars Alicia Silverstone, Shirley Maclaine, Diane Lane, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Christine Taylor, Magda Sbunski, Rachel Nichols, Christopher Marquette and Brian Cox.

The film features a famous cameo from famous comedian/actor Eddie Murphy in a famous movie scene which oversees him brutally gunned down on a busy California Shop Street before hundreds.

Cohen Classic Tagline

"It's understandable that Hollywood sells Californication."


A silver screen wannabe actress witnesses a brutal murder of a Hollwyood director whom she was supposed to audition to be in a film for in Hollywood, Los Angeles.

She from there is placed in Witness Protection and in the care of a Northern California Family whom had run-ins as in with being part of small time soap opera shows.

They indeed however involved in the killing of that director and have ensured that the actress whom witnessed the killing end up in their care.

The Actresses' salvation lies in her reaching out to a gentleman screenwriter wannabe residing in Northern California.


  • Alicia Silverstone as Alison Rogers
  • Shirley Maclaine as Gerdith The Female Bouncer/ Lesbian Neighbour
  • Diane Lane as Evangeline Tinkleman
  • Sarah Michelle Gellar as Lara Bentley/ Lawyor
  • Christine Taylor as Annabelle Tinkleman
  • Magda Sbunski as Ivanita Tinkleman
  • Rachel Nichols as Bethany-Louis Tinkleman
  • Christopher Marquette as Thomas Tinkleman
  • Brian Cox as Peter Tinkleman


  1. Californication- Red Hot Chilli Peppers
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