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Mike Figgis (written by)
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Release Date:
May 1988 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
The Most Dangerous Choices Are Made With The Heart
Plot:
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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Awards:
1 win & 2 nominations See more »
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Sting, Sean, and Tommy Lee In Newcastle for Profit See more (25 total) »

Cast

  (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
 
Stunts
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
 
Thanks
William Gottlieb .... thanks
David Redfern .... thanks
Wilma Wilcox .... thanks
 
Crew believed to be complete


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93 min
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Partly filmed on location in the UK's Newcastle-upon-Tyne, birthplace of co-star Sting.See more »
Quotes:
Brendan:Did you mean what you said?
Kate:What did I say?
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12 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
Sting, Sean, and Tommy Lee In Newcastle for Profit, 12 December 2005
Author: AZINDN from United States

Cosmo (Tommy Lee Jones) is an American businessman with lots of connections, most under the table, who arrives in Newcastle on Tyne to seal deals. The celebration of "America Week" in England announces the malling of Great Britain as American monies of dubious sources invaded while the Thatcher government turned its head. Into this cesspool, Kate (Melanie Griffith) a local waitress and formerly an "escort" for Cosmo is recruited to play nice to business associates he sends her way. Rolling over the small business owners like Finney (Sting) a jazz club owner, Cosmo has no qualms about getting what he wants whether by legit or illegitimate means.

A sub-storyline to the economic takeover by Cosmo is the love story between Kate and Brendan (Sean Bean), an Irish laborer who cleans toilets in Finney's club, but over hears the plans of two London seedy types who discuss how to make sure Finney sells the Kit Kat Klub to Cosmo. After informing Finney of their intentions, Brendan's loyalty is rewarded by his elevation to a go-for babysitting a progressive jazz band, the Krakow Jazz Ensemble who need to be picked up at the airport for a weekend gig. While Brendan carts the band around town, he falls in love with Kate. During their time together, Kate and Brendan are jumped and beaten by the roughs who surround Cosmo. The drama is predictable until a surprise twist and unexpected negotiation change the dynamic, and saves the film.

The story line entwine to provide worthwhile entertainment for an hour and forty minutes, and the actors all provide solid performances. The soundtrack is a nice mix of 80s Brit sounds and cerebral jazz tunes with Sting doing a solo bass bit mid-film although he does not sing. Tommy Lee Jones is wonderful with an evil yet subtle humor to his business dealings and the sight of a young, buff and naked Sean Bean is delightful.

A good afternoon film for a rainy day, if only for the performances by actors not usually cast together, and for director, Mike Figgis, an underrated early film worth checking out.

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