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May 10, 2024
1hr 40min
Status: released

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Poolman Movie Details:

Country United States
Language English
GenreMystery, Comedy
Release datesSeptember 11, 2023 (TIFF)
May 10, 2024 (United States)
Running time1hr 40min
Age ratingR
StarringChris Pine
Annette Bening
DeWanda Wise
Stephen Tobolowsky
Clancy Brown
John Ortiz
Directed by Chris Pine
Written byChris Pine
Ian Gotler
Produced byStacey Sher
Patty Jenkins
Chris Pine
Ian Gotler
Cinematography by Matthew Jensen
Edited by Stacey Schroeder
Music byAndrew Bird
Production CompaniesAGC Studios
Shiny Penny
Wicious Pictures
CatchLight Studios
Barry Linen Motion Pictures
Distributor Vertical Entertainment

Poolman Movie Cast & Characters:

  • Chris Pine as Darren Barrenman
  • Annette Bening as Diane
  • Danny DeVito as Jack
  • Jennifer Jason Leigh as Susan
  • DeWanda Wise as June Del Rey
  • Ray Wise as Mr. Van Patterson
  • Juliet Mills as Mrs. Van Patterson
  • John Ortiz as Wayne
  • Stephen Tobolowsky
  • Clancy Brown
  • Christopher Chen as Councilman Jang


Poolman tells the story of Darren Barrenman (Chris Pine), a native Los Angeleno who spends his days looking after the pool of the Tahitian Tiki apartment block and fighting to make his hometown a better place to live. When he is tasked by a femme fatale to uncover the truth behind a shady business deal, Darren enlists the help of his friends to take on a corrupt politician and a greedy land developer. His investigation reveals a hidden truth about his beloved city and himself.

About Poolman Movie:

Poolman is an American comedy-mystery film that marks Chris Pine’s directorial debut. Pine is also involved as a producer, co-writer, and actor in the movie. The film also stars Annette Bening, DeWanda Wise, Stephen Tobolowsky, Clancy Brown, John Ortiz, Ray Wise, Jennifer Jason Leigh, and Danny DeVito.

It was announced in February 2022 that Chris Pine was set to make his directorial debut in the film. Filming for Poolman began in June 2022 in Los Angeles. By November 2022, the film had entered post-production.

Distribution rights were sold by AGC International to Paramount Pictures, StudioCanal, Lionsgate Films, and other companies for various territories outside the United States. In the UK and Ireland, the distribution rights were acquired by Signature Entertainment.

Poolman premiered at the 2023 Toronto International Film Festival on September 11, 2023. The film was released in the United States on May 10, 2024.