Inherent Vice

Inherent Vice

“Inherent Vice,” is the seventh feature from Paul Thomas Anderson and the first ever film adaption of a Thomas Pynchon novel. When private eye Doc Sportello’s ex-old lady suddenly out of nowhere shows up with a story about her current billionaire land developer boyfriend whom she just happens to be in love with, and a plot by his wife and her boyfriend to kidnap that billionaire and throw him in a loony bin…well, easy for her to say. It’s the tail end of the psychedelic `60s and paranoia is running the day and Doc knows that “love” is another of those words going around at the moment, like “trip” or “groovy,” that’s being way too overused—except this one usually leads to trouble. With a cast of characters that includes surfers, hustlers, dopers and rockers, a murderous loan shark, LAPD Detectives, a tenor sax player working undercover, and a mysterious entity known as the Golden Fang, which may only be a tax dodge set up by some dentists... Part surf noir, part psychedelic romp—all Thomas Pynchon.
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  • Paul Thomas Anderson


  • Joaquin Phoenix
  • Josh Brolin
  • Katherine Waterston
  • Eric Roberts
  • Benicio Del Toro
  • Owen Wilson
  • Reese Witherspoon
  • Martin Short
  • Jena Malone
  • Joanna Newsom
  • Jordan Christian Hearn
  • Taylor Bonin
  • Jeannie Berlin
  • Serena Scott Thomas
  • Maya Rudolph
  • Martin D. Dew
  • Michael Kenneth Williams
  • Hong Chau
  • Shannon Collis
  • Christopher Allen Nelson
  • Catherine Haena Kim
  • Vivienne Khaledi
  • Yvette Yates
  • Andrew Simpson
  • Joe Dioletto
  • Sam Jaeger
  • Timothy Simons
  • Jack Kelly
  • Jillian Bell
  • Christian Williams
  • The Growlers
  • Michelle Sinclair
  • Alina Gatti
  • Elaine Tan
  • Sasha Pieterse
  • Wilson Bethel
  • Anders Holm
  • Emmet Unverzagt
  • Osamu Saito
  • Jefferson Mays
  • Eva Simone Fisher
  • Jackie Michele Johnson
  • Katie Schwartz
  • Charley Morgan
  • Keith Jardine
  • Delaina Mitchell
  • Michael Cotter
  • Peter McRobbie
  • Shannon C. Sullivan
  • Martin Donovan
  • Samantha Lemole
  • Madison Leisle
  • Liam VanJoosten
  • Matt Doyle
  • David Prak
  • Amy Ferguson
  • Emma Dumont


  • Paul Thomas Anderson
  • Thomas Pynchon


  • Adam Somner
  • Albert Chi
  • Daniel Lupi
  • Eli Bush
  • JoAnne Sellar
  • Paul Thomas Anderson
  • Scott Rudin
  • Steven Mnuchin

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