Blue Velvet (movie)

1986 film by David Lynch

Blue Velvet is a 1986 American mystery movie by David Lynch. It is set in North Carolina. The cast include Dennis Hopper, Laura Dern and Kyle MacLachlan. The title is from the 1963 Bobby Vinton song of the same name. This movie was originally detested by certain movie critics, although it is now widely acclaimed. It was controversial at the time of its 1986 release, and has since become a cult favorite. Lynch got his second Academy Award nomination for Best Director for the movie.

Blue Velvet
Directed byDavid Lynch
Screenplay byDavid Lynch
Produced byFred Caruso
StarringKyle MacLachlan
Isabella Rossellini
Dennis Hopper
Laura Dern
Hope Lange
George Dickerson
Dean Stockwell
CinematographyFrederick Elmes
Edited byDuwayne Dunham
Music byAngelo Badalamenti
Distributed byDe Laurentiis Entertainment Group (US)
Paramount Pictures (CAN)
Release dates
  • September 12, 1986 (1986-09-12) (TIFF)
  • September 19, 1986 (1986-09-19) (United States)
Running time
120 minutes
Budget$6 million
Box office$8,551,228