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Having just seen Avengers: Infinity War, and, of course, waiting around until after the credits for the inevitable post-credits scene, it's quite noticeable that an immense number of people worked on this film. (In fact, people around me in the theatre were commenting to this effect.)

Now, this isn't really surprising given:

  • The immense cast overall
  • The immense number of A-list cast, who come with their own assistants of various types
  • The shear scale and number of the fighting scenes, which require stunt personnel, extras, etc
  • The huge running time of CGI effects, as well as the diversity of different effects which all require separate models, animation, etc.
  • The large number of real world shooting sites, which all require separate logistics, food service, etc.

So, is this in fact the movie with the largest number of named individuals in the credits to date?

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    The only other movie(s) I can think of off hand that might match or beat it would be one or more of the Lord of the Rings films. But I couldn't say for sure if they do. – Xantec May 7 '18 at 16:15
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    Someone with programming and database chops may be able to use the IMDB API and find out relatively easily. – Xantec May 7 '18 at 16:38
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    Didn't LOTR credit/acknowledge a couple of thousand Tolkein fans or something? – Paulie_D May 7 '18 at 16:42
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    quora.com/… – Spencer May 7 '18 at 16:50
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    @Paulie_D Yup the entire roll of the official Tolkien Fan Club, that alone takes nearly five minutes of the end credits. They also credit all the extras by name for every movie including those for the battles of Helm's Deep in Two Towers and the Pelennor Fields in Return of the King. – Ash May 7 '18 at 18:21
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IMDB lists the full cast and crew at 3296 https://m.imdb.com/title/tt4154756/fullcredits

Ironman 3 had 3846 https://m.imdb.com/title/tt1300854/fullcredits

So no it isn’t and there may be other films that beat Ironman 3 given it is now several years old.

  • Tallying up all the numbers on that list for Iron Man 3 I get 3,846, and for Infinity War 3,296. Are there certain categories you're leaving out, or is this just summation errors? – Mwr247 May 22 '18 at 14:59
  • my mistake I was adding up on my phone and looking at the same time, have updated the numbers, but it still makes the point Iron man had more :) – Richard C May 22 '18 at 15:09
  • Is that source accurate? – ThePopMachine May 22 '18 at 15:18
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    IMDB is considered an industry point of reference within the film, cinema and TV industry therefore it is as accurate as you can get without counting the credits yourself. – Richard C May 22 '18 at 15:24

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