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26th February 1999
2h 3m
Joel Schumacher

8MM is a 1999 Crime Mystery film released on 26th February; Joel Schumacher directed the film which stars Nicolas Cage, Joaquin Phoenix, and Peter Stormare. A sequel, 8MM 2, was released in 2005. The film was a box office success, earning a profit of $56,618,699 on its budget.

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A private investigator is hired by a wealthy widow who found an 8MM film of what appears to be a "snuff film". Greatly disturbed by the film's contents, the widow hires Welles to find the identity of the woman and determine if she is still alive.

If you started watching this film now, it would finish at approximately 3:48pm.

Cast (41)

Nicolas Cage's profile Nicolas Cage Tom Welles
Age at Filming ≈ 34
Joaquin Phoenix's profile Joaquin Phoenix Max California
Age at Filming ≈ 24
Peter Stormare's profile Peter Stormare Dino Velvet
Age at Filming ≈ 45
James Gandolfini's profile James Gandolfini Eddie Poole
Age at Filming ≈ 37
Catherine Keener's profile Catherine Keener
Age at Filming ≈ 39
Anthony Heald's profile Anthony Heald
Age at Filming ≈ 54
Chris Bauer's profile Chris Bauer Machine
Age at Filming ≈ 32
Myra Carter's profile Myra Carter Mrs. Christian
Age at Filming ≈ 68
Amy Morton's profile Amy Morton
Age at Filming ≈ 40
Norman Reedus's profile Norman Reedus Warren Anderson
Age at Filming ≈ 29
Fran Bennett's profile Fran Bennett
Age at Filming ≈ 61
Jack Betts's profile Jack Betts
Age at Filming ≈ 69
Torsten Voges's profile Torsten Voges
Age at Filming ≈ 37
Don Creech's profile Don Creech
Age at Filming ≈ 50
Nancy Vee's profile Nancy Vee
Age at Filming ≈ 35
Suzy Nakamura's profile Suzy Nakamura
Age at Filming ≈ 25
Deborah Smith Ford's profile Deborah Smith Ford
Age at Filming ≈ 48
Jovanna Vitiello
Age at Filming ≈ 22
Kiva Dawson's profile Kiva Dawson
Age at Filming ≈ 28
Luis Saguar's profile Luis Saguar
Age at Filming ≈ 41
Ava Lee Scott's profile Ava Lee Scott
Age at Filming ≈ 22
Robert Amico's profile Robert Amico
Age at Filming ≈ 45
Walter K. Jordan's profile Walter K. Jordan
Age at Filming ≈ 34
Anne Gee Byrd's profile Anne Gee Byrd
Age at Filming ≈ 60
Jacklyn Lick's profile Jacklyn Lick
Age at Filming ≈ 24

Watch 8MM (1999) online

Updated: 18th Jan 2024, 1:16pm

Production Companies

Global Medien KG Hofflund/Polone

Connected Films

8MM 2 poster
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8MM Content Advisories

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Alcohol Use
Drug Use
Graphic Violence
Sexual Content

8MM Stats

Cast Age

Estimated Ages At Time of Filming

17% 20-29
17% 30-39
12% 40-49
5% 50-59
10% 60-69
39% Unknown

Cast Genders

Who Is Most Represented

49% Female
51% Male

Good/Bad Characters

More Heroes of Villains?

2% Good
98% Unknown

Character Types

What Characters Feature

2% Private Investigator
2% Adult Store Employee
2% Porn Director
2% Talent Scount
2% Lawyer
2% Prisoner
85% Unknown


When was 8MM released?

8MM was released on Friday February 26th, 1999.

Who plays the lead role(s) in 8MM?

The lead role is played by Nicolas Cage in the role of Tom Welles.

How much did 8MM cost to make?

The budget was $40,000,000.

How much money did 8MM make?

The worldwide revenue was $96,618,699.

Is 8MM on Netflix?

No, 8MM is not currently available on Netflix in the United States

Is 8MM on Amazon Prime?

No, 8MM is not currently available on Amazon Prime in the United States

Is 8MM on Disney Plus?

No, 8MM is not currently available on Disney+ in the United States