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Writer (WGA):
Dennis McIntyre (written by)
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Release Date:
14 September 1990 (USA) See more »
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The Irish mob in Hell's Kitchen. See more »
Plot:
Terry Noonan returns home to New York's Hells Kitchen after a ten year absence. He soon hooks up with... See more » | Full synopsis »
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Brutal and gritty gangster flick - hugely underrated! See more (105 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Sean Penn ... Terry Noonan

Ed Harris ... Frankie Flannery

Gary Oldman ... Jackie Flannery

Robin Wright ... Kathleen Flannery

John Turturro ... Nick

Burgess Meredith ... Finn

R.D. Call ... Pat Nicholson, Frankie's Lieutenant

Joe Viterelli ... Borelli

John C. Reilly ... Stevie McGuire

Deirdre O'Connell ... Irene

Marco St. John ... Jimmy Cavello

Thomas G. Waites ... Frankie's Man
Michael Cambridge ... Frankie's Man (as Brian Burke)

Michael Cumpsty ... Frankie's Man

Mick Cunningham ... Frankie's Man (as Michael Cunningham)

Daniel O'Shea ... Frankie's Man

Thomas F. Duffy ... Frankie's Man

Jaime Tirelli ... Alvarez
Sandra Beall ... Stevie's Date

Vincent Guastaferro ... Borelli's Man

Johnny Williams ... Borelli's Man (as John Anthony Williams)
John Roselius ... Borelli's Man
Louis Eppolito ... Borelli's Man

Mo Gaffney ... Maureen
John MacKay ... Raferty, Bar Owner
John Ottavino ... Raferty's Son

Tim Gallin ... Bar Customer

Timothy Klein ... Bar Customer (as Timothy D. Klein)

Jack Wallace ... Matty's Bartender
Frank Girardeau ... Bartender
Michael P. Moran ... Bartender
Frank Coletta ... Bartender
Paul-Felix Montez ... Pool Hall Manager
Freddi Chandler ... Waitress
Tommy Sullivan ... Police Detective
Ben Fine ... Hotel Doorman
Saasha Costello ... Frankie's Child
Catherine Stewart ... Frankie's Child
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Carl Burrows ... Mourner (uncredited)

Victor Competiello ... Hotdog Vendor (uncredited)

Patricia Holihan ... Hell's Kitchen Bar Patron (uncredited)

David Hummel ... Businessman (uncredited)

Anibal O. Lleras ... Club-Pool Play-1 (uncredited)

James Russo ... DeMarco (uncredited)

Charlie Sara ... Mourner at Funeral (uncredited)

Directed by
Phil Joanou 
Michael Lee Baron (co-director)
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Dennis McIntyre (written by)

Produced by
Ned Dowd .... producer
Randy Ostrow .... producer
Ron Rotholz .... producer
 
Original Music by
Ennio Morricone 
 
Cinematography by
Jordan Cronenweth 
 
Film Editing by
Claire Simpson 
 
Casting by
Bonnie Timmermann 
 
Production Design by
Doug Kraner 
Patrizia von Brandenstein  (as Patrizia Von Brandenstein)
 
Art Direction by
Tim Galvin 
Shawn Hausman 
 
Set Decoration by
George DeTitta Sr. 
 
Costume Design by
Aude Bronson-Howard 
 
Makeup Department
Frank Bianco .... hair stylist
Robert Laden .... makeup artist (as Bob Laden)
 
Production Management
Michael Hausman .... production manager
Randy Ostrow .... unit manager
Heidi Vogel .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Sean Hobin .... dga trainee
Thomas J. Mack .... first assistant director
Liz Ryan .... second assistant director
Margie Sperling .... second second assistant director
 
Art Department
William Bishop Jr. .... set dresser
Billy Bishop .... assistant property master (as Bill Bishop)
Arthur F. Boyd .... head construction grip
Damian J. Costa .... set dresser
John Davis .... storyboard artist
Eva P. Davy .... scenic artist
June DeCamp .... scenic artist
Chris DeTitta .... set dresser
Gerald DeTitta .... lead man (as Gerald A. DeTitta)
Joseph Forbes .... scenic artist
Christopher L. Gallo .... head construction grip
Lou Gallo .... head construction grip
Wyatt C. Garrett .... carpenter
Peter Hackman .... camera scenic artist (as Peter G. Hackman)
Donald Holtzman .... set dresser
William Kane .... assistant property master (as Billy Kane)
Steve Krieger .... set dresser
Randy Morris .... carpenter
Chris T. Nelson .... set dresser
Louis Petraglia .... head construction grip
Carlos Quiles .... construction coordinator (as Carlos Quiles Sr.)
Daniel Quiles .... carpenter
Jimmy Raitt .... property master
Jon Ringbom .... master scenic artist
Lawrence Robinson .... scenic shop man
Michael Saccio .... set dresser (as Michael A. Saccio)
Warren M. Salver .... carpenter
Manny Sanchez .... carpenter
Edward C. Sexton .... construction foreman
Fredda Slavin .... assistant art director
Fredda Slavin .... draftsperson
Arthur Von Blomberg .... set dresser
Joe Williams Sr. .... head construction grip
Kevin P. Williams .... head construction grip
Robert D. Wilson Jr. .... set dresser
 
Sound Department
Gary Alexander .... re-recording mixer
Bob Balzarini .... cable person
Dean Bell .... assistant adr editor
Mark Berger .... supervising re-recording mixer
Elisha Birnbaum .... foley artist
Dody Dorn .... supervising sound editor
Harriet Fidlow .... adr editor
Clare C. Freeman .... supervising sound editor
John Fundus .... boom operator (as John K. Fundus)
Kristen Gerstner .... assistant sound editor
Robert Hein .... supervising sound editor
Peter Ilardi .... sound mixer (as Peter A. Ilardi)
Kenton Jakub .... assistant sound editor
Lisa J. Levine .... supervising adr editor
Hal Levinsohn .... foley supervisor
Blake Leyh .... supervising sound editor
Stephanie Lowry .... assistant sound editor (as Stephanie Ng)
Barry Malawski .... apprentice sound editor (as Barry Michael Malawski)
Yvette Nabel .... assistant adr editor
Cybele O'Brien .... assistant sound editor
David Parker .... re-recording mixer
Nic Ratner .... assistant sound editor
Philip Rogers .... sound recordist
Stuart Stanley .... supervising sound editor
Michael Steinfeld .... sound editor
Brian Vancho .... foley artist
 
Special Effects by
Al Griswold .... special effects
Tony Parmelee .... special effects
Bill Traynor .... special effects (as William Traynor)
 
Stunts
Danny Aiello III .... stunt coordinator
Danny Aiello III .... stunts (as Daniel Aiello III)
Bill Anagnos .... stunts
Paul Bucossi .... stunts
Peter Bucossi .... stunts
John Cenatiempo .... stunts
Carl Ciarfalio .... stunts
Daniel Dod .... stunts
Norman Douglass .... stunts
Roy Farfel .... stunts
Nicholas J. Giangiulio .... stunts
Jery Hewitt .... stunt coordinator
Jery Hewitt .... stunts
Mike Mirkin .... stunts (as Michael Mirkin)
Joseph A. Mottle .... stunts
Mick O'Rourke .... stunts
Jeff Ward .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Michael J. Betzag .... grip
Bobby Brown .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Bobby Brown .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Jack Brown .... stand-by first assistant camera
Kenny Burke .... grip (as Kenneth J. Burke)
Krista Conners .... electrician
Ken Connors .... electrician
Robert Connors .... gaffer (as Robert G. Conners)
Jeff Cronenweth .... first assistant camera
James Davies .... video operator
Christopher Dolan .... electrician (as Christopher E. Dolan)
James A. Dolan .... key rigging electrician
Richard Dolan .... electrician
John Donohue .... dolly grip (as John K. Donohue)
James W. Finnerty .... grip
Kenneth Fundus .... grip (as Kenneth J. Fundus)
Brian Hamill .... still photographer
Chris Hammond .... electrician
Petr Hlinomaz .... electrician
Victor Huey .... grip (as Victor K. Huey)
Larry Huston .... Steadicam assistant
Nils Johnson .... video operator
Ed Kalinowski .... electrician (as Edmund Kalinowski)
Thomas G. Kennedy .... grip
John Khorigan .... grip
Thomas Landi .... electrician
Larry McConkey .... Steadicam operator
Bill McGavin .... electrician (as William McGavin)
Billy Miller .... key grip
James V. Miller .... grip
Matt Miller .... grip (as Metthew Miller)
Fred Muller .... electrician (as Fred T. Muller)
Richard Murphy .... key rigging grip
Paul Postelnicu .... second assistant camera
James Quinlan .... electrician
Richard Quinlan .... director of photography: second unit
John E. Smith .... electrician
Michael Stone .... camera operator
Joseph Trammell .... video operator (as Joseph E. Trammell)
Bob Zetterberg .... electrician (as Robert T. Zetterberg)
 
Casting Department
Karen E. Etcoff .... extras casting
David H. Kramer .... adr voice casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Mark Burchard .... wardrobe supervisor: men
David C. Robinson .... assistant costume designer
Elizabeth Shelton .... assistant costume designer
Susan J. Wright .... wardrobe supervisor: women
 
Editorial Department
Phil Hetos .... color timer
Clare Larson .... assistant film editor
Judy Silberstein .... associate editor
Debra C. Victoroff .... apprentice film editor
 
Location Management
Donna E. Bloom .... location manager
Charles Darby .... location assistant
Nathan Gendzier .... assistant location manager
Kristie Hart .... location assistant
Lauri Pitkus .... location assistant
Ginger Sledge .... location assistant
 
Music Department
Enrico DeMelis .... general music consultant
Sergio Marcotulli .... music engineer
Barbara Minor .... assistant music editor
Ennio Morricone .... conductor
Ennio Morricone .... orchestrator
Robert Randles .... music editor
 
Transportation Department
Edward Iacobelli .... transportation coordinator (as Ed Iacobelli)
James Patrick Whalen Jr. .... transportation captain
 
Other crew
Steve Ayle .... stand-in
Carol Bauer .... production assistant
Chanan Belzer .... production assistant
Paul F. Bernard .... production assistant (as Paul Bernard)
Paul Bode .... production assistant
Renee Bodner .... script supervisor
Michael Boonstra .... production coordinator
Judith Lyn Brown .... supervising production coordinator
Al Cerullo .... helicopter pilot
James Coyle .... stand-in
Anthony D'Esposito .... production assistant
Irene Devlin .... assistant to producers
Ged Dickersin .... production assistant
Paula Dominguez .... production assistant
Derek Draper .... production assistant
Scott Ferguson .... production assistant
John Gallagher .... production assistant
Renee Gallo .... production assistant
Kevin Hyman .... financial representative
Carol Johnson .... assistant: Phil Joanou
Maritha Karlsson .... stand-in
Shane Kerwin .... stand-in
Nancy Kriegel .... assistant production accountant
Ray Kybartas .... personal training services
Glenn Lazzaro .... titles consultant
Timothy Lee .... production assistant
Solomon J. LeFlore .... production financing
Tim Monich .... dialect coach
Patricia Morrison .... assistant: Sean Penn
Rebecca Morton .... production assistant
Moti Ohana .... craft service
Jo-Ann B. Pajarillaga .... accounting assistant
Todd Rathner .... production assistant
Osceola Refetoff .... production assistant
Ellen Russell .... security
Gerard Sava .... production assistant
Ellie Smith .... production assistant
Margie Sperling .... second assistant director
Bryan Subotnick .... production assistant
Tommy Sullivan .... technical advisor
Douglas Tirola .... production assistant
Matilde Valera .... production accountant (as Matilde P. Valera)
Lynda Van Damm .... financial representative
Kimberly von Brandenstein .... production assistant
Rick Washburn .... weapons coordinator
Howard Samuelsohn .... dialect coach (uncredited)
Michael Trombetta .... production assistant (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Stuart Kleinman .... special thanks
 

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134 min
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Certification:
Australia:R | Finland:K-16 | France:12 | Germany:18 | Iceland:16 | Ireland:18 | Netherlands:16 (DVD rating) | Netherlands:12 (original rating) (1991) | New Zealand:R16 | Norway:18 (video premiere) (1991) | Norway:(Banned) (1990-2003) (cinema release) | Portugal:M/16 | Singapore:M18 | Spain:18 | Sweden:15 | UK:18 | USA:R | USA:TV-MA (cable rating)
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Trivia:
Another actor was originally cast in the part eventually played by Ed Harris. Harris had trouble accepting the role because he was still recovering from the injuries he suffered on the set of The Abyss (1989).See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Nicholson guns down the bartender who had just been talking to Terry, the baseball bat the bartender is holding while being shot varies from being shot to pieces to being back in one piece again between shots.See more »
Quotes:
Terry:You know how smart you are?
[Hands him his police badge]
Terry:that's how smart.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Aan: Men at Work (2004)See more »
Soundtrack:
Trip Through Your WiresSee more »

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48 out of 55 people found the following review useful.
Brutal and gritty gangster flick - hugely underrated!, 2 March 2006
Author: The_Void from Beverley Hills, England

I'm shocked that I've been a film fan for many years, and have only just seen this gem! In a world where The Godfather and Goodfellas are at the top of most people's lists of favourites, it's hard to believe that a film as strong as State of Grace could be so criminally under seen. The film is about love, friendship and betrayal; and takes place in New York's infamous Hell's Kitchen. The fact that it was released in the same year as Martin Scorsese's more acclaimed 'Goodfellas' probably didn't do it many favours; but if you ask me, this is the better film. Boasting a strong cast, director Phil Joanou's film follows Irish-American Terry Noonan as he returns home after an absence of ten years. He soon hooks up with his old friends, including Jackie and his brother Frankie; who is now the head of the Irish mafia. However, it doesn't take long before Terry's rekindled relationship with his old friends and his new loyalties to another party become at odds with one another, and our hero soon finds himself torn between the two.

State of Grace has all the violence, foul language and hot-headed characters that are part and parcel of this sort of film; but at its core is a very well worked plot, bolstered by some great characterisation. The characters are the main focus point in this film, and it's through their motivations that the plot is allowed to move. A film that puts so much focus on its characters needs a strong cast in order to work, and this film certainly has that. Sean Penn takes the lead role and delivers an early version of the strong lead performance that would go on to earn him high praise from the critics. He is supported by the underrated Ed Harris, who grows on me more and more every time I see him, in the film's most level-headed role - but the real star of the show is Gary Oldman. This actor has the ability to completely steal any film that he's in, and he really does stand out here; delivering what is surely one of his all-time best performances. Familiar faces such as John Turturro, John C. Reilly and Robin Wright Penn do well; but it's the main trio that take home all the acting plaudits. Hell's Kitchen is beautifully brought to the screen in the most downtrodden manner possible, and the music and atmosphere combine with the shockingly realistic violence to ensure that the film is always gritty and unrelenting. State of Grace comes with high recommendations.

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