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Release Date:
May 1988 (USA) See more »
The Most Dangerous Choices Are Made With The Heart
When a corrupt American businessman tries to strong arm his way into businesses in Newcastle, England, he is thwarted by an club attendant and his waitress girlfriend. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Melanie Griffith ... Kate

Tommy Lee Jones ... Cosmo

Sting ... Finney

Sean Bean ... Brendan

James Cosmo ... Tony
Mark Long ... Patrick
Brian Lewis ... Jim
Ying Tong John ... 1st Heavy
Mick Hamer ... Pianist
Ian Hinchcliffe ... Man at Record Shop
Andrzej Borkowski ... Andrej
Caroline Hutchison ... Finney's Secretary Jean
Les Wilde ... Customs Officer
Desmond Gill ... Man in Airport Lounge
Benny Graham ... Passport Officer

Scott Hoxby ... Bob (as Derek Hoxby)
Catherine Chevalier ... Cosmo's Secretary
Brendan P. Healy ... Airport Official (as Brendan Philip Healy)
Clive Curtis ... Cosmo's Bodyguard
Heathcote Williams ... Peter Reed
Fiona Sloman ... Hotel Receptionist
Roderic Leigh ... Counciller Perry
Dulice Liecier ... Carol
Richard Hawley ... Weegee's Manager

Elizabeth M. Mason ... Waitress (as Elizabeth Mason)
Tony Bluto ... Chef
Don Weller ... Himself
Andrew Cleyndert ... Don Weller Band
Mark Taylor ... Don Weller Band
Nick Pyne ... Don Weller Band
Nicholas Lumley ... Bouncer
Cy Benson ... Bouncer
Keith Edwards ... Barman
Louise Hobkinson ... Finney's Woman
Prunella Gee ... Mrs. Finney
Guy Manning ... Hotel Waiter

Alison Steadman ... Mayor
Peter Marshall ... Chief Constable
Czeslaw Grocholski ... Old Polish Man
Dorota Zieciowska ... Christine (as Dorota Zienska)
Denny Ferguson ... Night Porter

Bill Fellows ... Workman (as Billy Fellowes)
Al Matthews ... Radio DJ
Charlie Hart ... The Krakow Jazz Ensemble
Paul Jolly ... The Krakow Jazz Ensemble
Terry Day ... The Krakow Jazz Emsemble
Mel Davis ... The Krakow Jazz Emsemble
Ed Deane ... The Krakow Jazz Ensemble
Davey Payne ... The Krakow Jazz Ensemble
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Darren Newton ... Barman (uncredited)

Directed by
Mike Figgis 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Mike Figgis  written by

Produced by
Nigel Stafford-Clark .... producer
Alan J. Wands .... associate producer
Original Music by
Mike Figgis 
Cinematography by
Roger Deakins (director of photography)
Film Editing by
David Martin 
Casting by
Deborah Brown 
Pamela Guest  (as Pamela Rack)
Mary Selway 
Teresa Topolski 
Production Design by
Andrew McAlpine 
Art Direction by
Charmian Adams 
Costume Design by
Sandy Powell 
Makeup Department
Aileen Seaton .... hair stylist
Jenny Shircore .... makeup artist
Production Management
Russell Needham .... unit manager
Russell Needham .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Nick Heckstall-Smith .... third assistant director
Crispin Reece .... second assistant director
John Watson .... assistant director
Art Department
Dave Allen .... stand-by stagehand
Rob Anderson .... stand-by carpenter
Nicola Ball .... art department assistant
Les Benson .... property master
Les Jiggins .... stand-by painter
Charlie Leon .... assistant art director (as Charles Leon)
Stella Siu Lie-Ang .... art department assistant
Sue Morrison .... property buyer
Andrew Palmer .... stand-by props (as Andy Palmer)
John Palmer .... stand-by props
Colin Rutter .... construction manager
Guy Rutter .... stagehand
Hank Schumacher .... construction
Eric Strange .... dressing props
Sound Department
Michael Danks .... sound editor
Steve Evans .... assistant sound editor
Ray Gillon .... stereo sound consultant
Tony Jackson .... sound recordist
Justin Kaufmann .... assistant sound editor
Justin Krish .... dubbing editor
Peter Murphy .... sound trainee
Andy Nelson .... dubbing mixer
Brian Saunders .... assistant dubbing mixer
Rosie Straker .... boom operator
Thomas White .... assistant sound editor trainee
Special Effects by
Arthur Beavis .... special effects supervisor
Visual Effects by
Geoff Axtell .... opticals
Tom Lucy .... stunts
Denise Ryan .... stunt coordinator
Jason White .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Richard Broome .... camera grip
David Bryant .... focus puller
Roger Deakins .... camera operator
Roger Edwards .... camera operator
Micky Hand .... best boy electric
John Higgins .... gaffer
Martin Holland .... generator operator
Micky James .... electrician
John Jones .... electrician
Jeremy Kelly .... assistant camera
Ken Mellin .... still photographer
Roger Seal .... electrician
Les Silk .... stand-by rigger
Nikki Williams .... clapper loader
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sue Honeybourne .... wardrobe supervisor (as Sue Honeyborne)
Lisa Stephenson .... costumer
Paul Treacy .... costumer
Romany Turner .... wardrobe runner (uncredited)
Music Department
Gemma Dempsey .... music coordinator
Tom McGuinness .... music coordinator
Ray Williams .... music supervisor
Transportation Department
Francis Brant .... driver
John Crisp .... driver
Ray Gibbs .... driver
David J. Link .... driver (as David Link)
Jim McDowall .... driver
Graham Millman .... driver
Jerry O'Connor .... driver
Other crew
Kevin Aldridge .... caterer
Geoff Axtell .... title designer
Libbie Barr .... script supervisor
Simi Bedford .... location manager
Hilda Booth .... production accountant
John Booth .... production assistant
Matthew Bowles .... production runner
Louise Coulter .... production accountant
Andy Darbon .... caterer
Jane Greenhalgh .... assistant to producers
Andy Hindes .... production runner
Lucretzia Larry .... majorettes coordinator
Catherine O'Brien .... unit publicist
Katy Radford .... production coordinator
Paul Waites .... production runner
Julia Williamson .... production runner
William Gottlieb .... thanks
David Redfern .... thanks
Wilma Wilcox .... thanks
Crew believed to be complete

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93 min
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Kyle MacLachlan auditioned for the role of Brendan.See more »
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14 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
New British Cinema at its best!, 9 September 2002
Author: Mikew3001 ( from Hamburg, Germany

Like Mike Hodges' in his crime classic "Get Carter" (1971) starring Michael Caine, British director Mike Figgis takes another disturbing view on the dark city of Newcastle-upon-Tyne in this modern British jazz and crime drama. In "Stormy Monday", pop singer Sting plays a jazz club owner who is threatened by American business man Tommy Lee Jones who wants to take his club with violent oppression. Unfortunately Sting's close friend Sean Bean falls in love with Jones' girlfriend Melanie Griffith...

Even if you know this kind of plot from many other crime thrillers and serie noire dramas, this movie is well-balanced, thrilling, fascinating and fast-pacing. The actors are great, the pictures of the city of Newcastle, though photographed in rather neon-like 1980's glamour style, nearly as dark and menacing as in "Get Carter", and the superb jazz sound track (mainly composed by Figgis himself) adds much atmosphere to the story - and even Sting plays a great double bass solo on stage! Watch this great modern crime movie, as it's a good example of the rise of modern British cinema in the 1980's. I wish they would make such movies here in Germany...

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