Dallas Buyers Club (2014)

 ●  English ● 1 hr 57 mins

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In 1985 Dallas, electrician and hustler Ron Woodroof works around the system to help AIDS patients get the medication they need after he is himself diagnosed with the disease.

Cast: Jared Leto, Jennifer Garner, Matthew McConaughey

Crew: Jean-Marc Vallée (Director), Yves Belanger (Director of Photography)

Rating: A (India)

Genres: Drama, History

Release Dates: 06 Feb 2014 (India)

Tagline: Dare to Live

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Did you know? At one point, Gael García Bernal circled the role but never reached the deal-making stage. Read More
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as Rayon
as Dr. Eve Saks
as Ron Woodroof
as Little Girl of Family #2
as Bank Receptionist
as David Wayne
as Denise
as Dr. Sevard
as Nurse Frazin
as Dr. Vass
as Waitress
Supporting Actor
as Clint
as Rayon's Father
as Francine Suskind
as Rodeo girl
as Carol
as Dr. Hiroshi
as Steak House Waiter
as Rodeo Girl
as Rayons Friend
as T.j
as Larry
Supporting Actor
as Richard Barkley
as Bartender
Supporting Actress
as Tucker
as Judge


First Assistant Director
Second Assistant Director




Screenplay Writer

Camera and Electrical

Director of Photography


Art Director
Production Designer
Set Decorator



Makeup and Hair

Hair Stylist
Assistant Hair Stylist

Post Production

Post Production Head
Post Production Supervisor

Special Effects

Special Effects Coordinator


Stunt Director
Stunt Coordinator
Stunt Performer
Stunt Coordinator Assistant


Special Thanks
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Sound Mix:
Dolby Digital
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
Dare to Live
Filming Locations:
Revealing Mistakes
After getting the drugs in Japan, Ron is packing a briefcase and you can see modern hundred dollar bills next to his passport.

In an early scene set in 1985, the main character is told that he has tested positive for HIV. There was no reliable blood test available until late 1986, and the term HIV was not used by the medical community at that time. People were diagnosed as having AIDS based on their white cell count and other symptoms.

When Ron and Dr. Saks are sharing a Shiner Bock beer on the house stairs, the closeup of the bottle reveals a label of the modern variety - not realistically depicting the packaging of the film's period.

An early scene in the film, set in 1980, has a Bud Light advertising banner in the background. Bud Light was first sold in 1982.

The stack of hundreds in the Japanese hotel were newer hundreds with the enlarged portrait.

During one scene in Eve's home, there is a bottle of Cupcake wine which has only been in existence since 2008.

When Ron returns from Mexico the first time, presumably around 1987, the border agent asks for his passport, which Ron hands him. Passports were not a requirement to cross the Mexico-U.S. border until 2008.

The television in Dr. Saks home is an early-2000s model.

In the scene in the supermarket they show a soup section with Campbell Soup display racks. These racks were not invented until 2003 yet the movie scene was supposed to be from 1986.

Ron Woodroof wears "Ray Ban P" sunglasses, first sold in the late-2000s.

Character Error
In several scenes you can see Leto's tattoos, particularly the faint outline of the one on his right collar bone area. It another scene, you see his forearm very briefly, and one of his red band tattoos is not covered at all.

When Ron puts the sombrero on Dr. Saks's head while he's trying to talk her into writing out prescriptions for the drugs, the door opens and closes behind him.

In Ron's office in the motel there is a giant poster of a Lamborghini Aventador behind his desk chair. This car was released in 2012 and bears no resemblance to any vehicle produced in the 1980s.
For McConaughey’s healthier scenes, Mathews, the makeup artist, used dental plumpers to fill out the actor’s face, but otherwise used more time-tested techniques to emphasize illness, using photos of skulls and skeletons as reference to highlight and contour every bone or tendon.

To create seborrheic dermatitis for some of the AIDS-suffering characters in the film, Mathews couldn’t afford to buy and didn’t have the time to make prosthetics, so instead, the makeup artist turned to a solution of grits and cornmeal, because it was affordable.

This film was shot in 28 days.

Robin Mathews, the makeup artist, shared that this is the most under-budgeted movie she's ever been a part of shooting.

Jared Leto had lost 30 pounds for his role.

This film marked Jared Leto's return to acting after 4 years.

The movie went through various stages before finally being financed with Matthew McConaughey's assistance. The first director-actor duo who tried to get the movie made were Brad Pitt and Marc Forster and also Ryan Gosling and Craig Gillespie.

Matthew McConaughey lost 38 pounds in assuming his role as an AIDS patient. Newspapers reported his new looks as 'terribly gaunt' and 'wasting away to skin and bones'.

Hilary Swank was cast but she dropped out due to scheduling conflicts.

During the mid-1990s, Dennis Hopper was attached as director with Woody Harrelson as Woodroof, but financial backing was impossible to secure.

Jared Leto stayed in character as Rayon throughout filming. At one point, he went grocery shopping in character at a local Whole Foods where he received numerous stares and double takes.

Such were the budgetary constraints on this 25-day shoot, no customary lighting setups were used for the only camera that was hand-held for takes lasting up to 15 minutes. Rehearsals were excluded and, to the relief of the actors, no post-production looping requested.

At one point, Gael García Bernal circled the role but never reached the deal-making stage.