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Release Date:
16 October 1992 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
Murder. Scandal. Crime. No matter what he was shooting, "The Great Bernzini" never took sides, he only took pictures... Except once. See more »
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Story of a 1940s photographer who specializes in crime and in not getting involved... until this time. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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An Intriguing Noir Look At Photojournalism See more (27 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Joe Pesci ... Leon Bernstein

Richard Riehle ... Officer O'Brien
Bryan Travis Smith ... Young Cop

Max Brooks ... Teen at Thompson Street

Richard Schiff ... Thompson Street Photographer

Laura Cerón ... Puerto Rican Woman
Chuck Gillespie ... Cop at Puerto Rican Tenement

Christian Stolte ... Ambulance Attendant (as Christian Stolti)
Jack Denbo ... Photo Editor
Ellen McElduff ... Lonely Woman at Drugstore
Marge Kotlisky ... Rineman's Receptionist
Timothy Hendrickson ... Richard Rineman
Del Close ... H.R. Rineman
Henry Bolzon ... Cafe Society Photographer

Jared Harris ... Danny the Doorman
Kevin Dorsey ... Singer
Gian-Carlo Scandiuzzi ... Cafe Society Maitre D' (as Gian-Carlo Scanduzzi)

Barbara Hershey ... Kay Levitz

David Gianopoulos ... Emilio Portofino
Steve Forleo ... Hood
Mick McGovern ... Cop with Hood
Maurice Bravo ... Photographer #1
Tom Lauricella ... Photographer #2
George Lugg ... Photographer #3
Vinny Argiro ... Sergeant at Police Station

Gerry Becker ... Inspector Conklin
Tim Gamble ... Agent Chadwick
David Hull ... Thatcher White
Kyle Moore ... Young Agent

Bob Gunton ... Older Agent
Richard Foronjy ... Frank Farinelli
Louie Lanciloti ... Mikey

Stanley Tucci ... Sal

Jerry Adler ... Arthur Nabler

Patricia Healy ... Vera Hickson

Peter Maloney ... Federal Watchman
Randall Stanton ... Federal Guard
Jason Wells ... Garage Attendant

Dominic Chianese ... Spoleto
Joe Guzaldo ... Spoleto's Lieutenant
Al Mancini ... Camera Shop Clerk
Joe Greco ... Villa Guard / Hitman

Ian Abercrombie ... Mr. Brown

Nick Tate ... Henry Haddock Jr.

Jean Zarzour ... Sal's Wife
Toni Fleming ... Sal's Mother
John M. Watson Sr. ... Scullion
Guido DiMarco ... Mr. D'Angelo
Teresa DiMarco ... Mrs. D'Angelo
Phil Locker ... Arresting Cop

Shay Duffin ... Chief of Police
Jon Farris ... Albert Gerard
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

George Fisher ... Tonio (uncredited)
Charles D. Miller ... Crime Scene Cop (uncredited)
David Pittinger ... Man on Street (uncredited)
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Directed by
Howard Franklin 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Howard Franklin (written by)

Produced by
Sue Baden-Powell .... producer
Robert Zemeckis .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Mark Isham 
 
Cinematography by
Peter Suschitzky 
 
Film Editing by
Evan A. Lottman  (as Evan Lottman)
 
Casting by
Donna Isaacson 
Raquel Osborne 
 
Production Design by
Marcia Hinds  (as Marcia Hinds-Johnson)
 
Art Direction by
Bo Johnson 
Dina Lipton 
 
Set Decoration by
Jan K. Bergstrom  (as Jan Bergstrom)
 
Costume Design by
Jane Robinson 
 
Makeup Department
Julie Hewett .... key makeup artist
Marsha Lewis .... key hair stylist
Beth Miller .... assistant hair stylist
Angela Moos .... assistant makeup artist (as Angela Moos)
James Sarzotti .... hair stylist: Mr. Pesci
James Sarzotti .... makeup artist: Mr. Pesci
Zoe Thompson .... additional makeup artist
Linda Schonning .... crowd hairdresser (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Sue Baden-Powell .... unit manager (as S. Baden-Powell)
Laura Greenlee .... production supervisor
Kiki Morris .... post-production supervisor (as Katherine Morris)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Eric Jewett .... first assistant director
Charles Myers .... first assistant director (as Chuck Myers)
Gregory Kent Simmons .... second assistant director (as Greg Simmons)
W. Thomas Snyder .... second assistant director (as Tom Snyder)
 
Art Department
Mark C. Adams .... set dresser (as Mark Adams)
Mark Barofsky .... property master
Kim Barofsky-Thorpe .... assistant props (as Kim-Gay Barofsky)
Calista Bockenstette .... painter: federal building murals
Alan Burg .... property assistant (as F. Alan Burg)
Matthew W. Davis .... set dresser (as Matt Davis)
Anthony Dawson-Ellis .... art department coordinator
Scott Fredette .... art department production assistant
Peter M. Gurski .... set dresser (as Peter Gurski)
Kelley A. Hankins .... signwriter
Max Jones .... swing gang
Michael Kolb .... stand-by painter (as Mike Kolb)
Keith G. Lewis .... on-set dresser (as Keith Lewis)
Dina Lipton .... art director: Chicago
Marlin Lum .... set dresser
Doug Matthews .... set dresser
Patrick New .... carpenter
Rick Paul .... assistant set decorator
Lars Petersen .... construction coordinator
Teresa Posnansky .... assistant set decorator
Jimi Ryan .... lead man
Bonnie Saltzman .... assistant art director
Steven Schalk .... assistant props
Quentin Schierenberg .... set dresser
William Small .... set dresser
Mike Thorpe .... property assistant
David Walker .... lead man
Jim Wardell .... greensman
Sarah Young .... set dresser
Michael J. Zufelt .... set dresser
Greg Bartkus .... set dresser (uncredited)
Katherine Bulovic .... scenic artist (uncredited)
Peter Flynn .... propmaker (uncredited)
David Pirinelli .... set dresser (uncredited)
Jud Pratt .... set dresser (uncredited)
Richard Robles .... art swing (uncredited)
Steven C. Voll .... general foreman (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Rick Alexander .... supervising re-recording mixer
Stu Bernstein .... supervising sound editor
James Bolt .... sound re-recording mixer
Sean Callery .... assistant sound editor
Margaret Carlton .... assistant sound editor
Glenn Commans .... cable person
Lawrence L. Commans .... boom operator
Andy D'Addario .... sound re-recording mixer
Michael Dressel .... foley editor
Robert Grieve .... supervising sound editor
Kimberly Harris .... adr editor
Bobby Mackston .... dialogue editor
Steve Mann .... sound effects editor
James Matheny .... dialogue editor
John Murray .... foley editor
Albert Romero .... sound recordist
Jeanine Schaack .... assistant sound editor
Roy Seeger .... assistant adr editor
Roy Seeger .... assistant sound editor
Stephan von Hase .... sound mixer (as Stephan Von Hase-Mihalik)
James Ashwill .... foley mixer (uncredited)
Nerses Gezalyan .... foley recordist (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Martin Bresin .... special effects coordinator
Don Hastings .... special effects crew
Scott Sand .... special effects crew
Michael Schorr .... special effects crew
 
Visual Effects by
Terry Chostner .... visual effects cameraman
John Ellis .... optical supervisor
Pat Fitzsimmons .... visual effects gaffer
Michael Gleason .... visual effects editor (as Mike Gleason)
Harley Jessup .... visual effects art director
Ed Jones .... visual effects supervisor (as Ed L. Jones)
Roni McKinley .... visual effects producer
David Owen .... visual effects still photographer
Steve Reding .... matte camera operator
Mark Sullivan .... matte painter
 
Stunts
Dan Bradley .... stunt coordinator
Peter Bucossi .... stunts
Hank Calia .... stunts
Jimmy Casino .... stunts
Carl Ciarfalio .... stunts (as Carl Nick Ciarfalio)
George B. Colucci Jr. .... stunts (as George Colucci)
Mike De Luna .... stunts (as Michael DeLuna)
Roy Farfel .... stunt coordinator
George Fisher .... stunts
Stacy Logan .... stunts
Stephen Mendillo .... stunts
J.P. Romano .... stunts (as Jean-Pierre Romano)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Bryan C. Alford .... electrician (as Bryan Alford)
Alan Burg .... electrician
James K. Butler .... electrician
Katherine M. Butler .... second assistant camera (as Kate Butler)
Peter Clemence .... best boy grip (as Peter 'Grips Rule' Clemence)
David Doyle .... grip
Scott Drinon .... dolly grip
Michael Evans .... best boy electric
Marco Fargnoli .... camera loader
Craig Foster .... grip
Tom Franchett .... electrician (as Thomas Franchett)
Charley Gilleran .... grip (as Charley K. Gilleran)
Dan Gillham .... gaffer
Ben Glass .... camera technical advisor
Ben Glass .... still photographer
Wes Houle .... electrician (as Wesley Houle)
Wes Houle .... rigging gaffer
Tom Kathman .... video assistant
Tom Kiousis III .... electrician (as Thomas J. Kiousis)
Victor Korte .... key grip
William K. Koski .... electrician (as Bill Koski)
Stephanie Laing .... assistant still photographer (as Stephanie Cone)
Marc Lauterwasser .... video assistant
Sean McLin .... camera operator
Ezra Migel .... grip
Terry O'Deen .... electrician
Sylvia Ostendorf .... grip
Michael Stone .... camera operator (as Mike Stone)
Rob Sweeney .... first assistant camera
Jim 'J.T.' Tucker .... grip (as James Tucker)
Don Verba .... grip (as Donald Verba)
Thaddeus Wadleigh .... grip (as Thad Wadleigh)
Dhamarata Dhiensuwana .... grip (uncredited)
Bob Gorelick .... Steadicam operator (uncredited)
James D. Howes .... video assist (uncredited)
Dan Kneece .... Steadicam operator (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Jane Brody .... additional casting
Trisha Heim .... extras casting
Julie Hutchinson .... casting associate
Mark G. Mathis .... extras casting
Raquel Osborne .... extras casting
Julie Matthews .... casting assistant (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Nancy Collini .... costumer
Tangi Crawford .... costume supervisor
Shari Gray .... costumer
P. Kay Morris .... costumer (as Kay Morris)
Marsha Perloff .... costume supervisor (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Gary Burritt .... negative cutter
Mike George .... color timer (as Michael George)
Lynel Moore .... assistant editor (as Lynel Moore Cioffi)
Kiki Morris .... post-production advisor (as Katherine Morris)
Jeffrey J. Osmer .... apprentice editor
Philip Pucci .... assistant film editor
Richmond Riedel .... first assistant editor
Elizabeth Schwartz .... associate editor
Hannah Shaw .... apprentice editor
 
Music Department
Thomas A. Carlson .... music editor
Darrell Hall .... assistant music editor
Stephen Krause .... music recordist
Stephen Krause .... scoring mixer
Ken Kugler .... conductor
Ken Kugler .... music arranger
Leslie Morris .... music contractor
Shorty Rogers .... music arranger: source music
Scott Stambler .... additional music editor
 
Transportation Department
Ted Basso .... production van driver operator
Calvin Chin .... transportation co-captain: Chicago
Richard D'Angelo .... transportation captain: Chicago
Gerald 'Jerry' W. Henry .... transportation captain (as Gerald W. Henry)
Michael McDuffee .... transportation coordinator (as Mike McDuffee)
Ted Schambers .... driver
Steve Surabian .... transportation co-captain
George Bolton .... driver (uncredited)
Scott Buzz .... transportation (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Jo Barnett .... production accountant
Lisa Barratt .... assistant production coordinator (as Lisa M. Barratt)
Jessica Berman Bogdan .... stock footage researcher (as Jessica Berman-Bogdan)
Sandy Bloom .... first aid
Don Boyd .... caterer
Deborah Cahn .... assistant: Mr. Zemeckis
Bundy Chanock .... set medic
Karen Christman .... first aid
Molly Donnellon .... production assistant
Susan Donnellon .... production assistant
Jan Evans .... script supervisor
Rossie Grosse-McFadden .... stock footage researcher
Kevin Halloran .... location manager
Kelly Harris .... location manager
Brian M. Kingman .... insurance (as Brian Kingman)
John Koch .... caterer
Mitch Kreindel .... unit publicist
Lisa Ladek .... production assistant (as Lisa L. Ladek)
Dory Lewis .... travel service
Nick Manno .... craft service
Taman McCall .... location manager
Jim McCarthy .... production accountant
Peter McManus .... first assistant production accountant
Ed Morey .... completion bond
Elizabeth Morin .... assistant: Mr. Pesci (as Elizabeth 'Betty' Morin)
Katie L. Mussio .... production assistant
Corinne Needle .... production assistant
Kris Nielsen .... assistant production coordinator
Vincent Palmo Jr. .... key set production assistant (as Vince Palmo)
George Patterson .... production assistant
Michelle Patterson .... craft service
Dan Perry .... production assistant
Rick Porras .... assistant: Mr. Zemeckis (as Richard 'Spike' Porras)
Rachael Reitman .... assistant: Mr. Franklin and Ms. Baden-Powell
Albert G. Ruben .... insurance
Kiki Sandor .... production assistant
David Sanfield .... caterer
Mary Seguin .... production assistant (as Mary J. Seguin)
Robert Stulberg .... legal service
Jeff Tomhave .... production assistant
Robert Wayne Vaupel .... assistant production coordinator (as Rob Vaupel)
Thomas Vranesich .... production coordinator
Delmar Watson .... technical advisor
Sharon 'Mae' West .... script supervisor: additional photography
Denise Blasor .... adr (uncredited)
Steve Kraus .... dailies projectionist (uncredited)
Steven Rosen .... stand-in (uncredited)
Steven Rozic .... stand-in: Joe Pesci, Chicago (uncredited)
 
Thanks
David R. Bowen .... special thanks (as David Bowen)
Richard M. Daley .... special thanks
Ben Glass .... acknowledgment: archive footage provided by
Irving Haberman .... acknowledgment: archive footage provided by
Robert Knopp .... special thanks
Norm Miller .... special thanks
 
Crew believed to be complete


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MPAA:
Rated R for violence
Runtime:
99 min
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Jerry Goldsmith wrote and recorded a score for this film, which was ultimately not used.See more »
Goofs:
Anachronisms: Burnsey's 35mm camera is either an Exakta V or VX. Those models were introduced in 1950 and 1951, respectively, and would not have been available during the 1940's.See more »
Quotes:
Kay Levitz:It doesn't matter what people say unless you believe them.See more »
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18 out of 22 people found the following review useful.
An Intriguing Noir Look At Photojournalism, 20 March 2006
Author: ccthemovieman-1 from United States

I've never rated this movie that high but I've gone back to it three times since it came out about 15 years ago on tape, so maybe I am underrating this. There still is no DVD of it, at least in Region I, and that's frustrating. There's something intriguing about this story that drives me back to it.

Perhaps that is so because it's about a photographer, something I did, too, while being in the newspaper business for years and an art form I've always enjoyed. The story also takes place in the 1940s and I love the style and atmosphere of that era which is beautifully shown here.

Joe Pesci is Leon Bernzini or "The Great Bernzini," a newspaper photographer and Barbara Hershey is a mysterious woman who Pesci has the hots for. There is a lot of mystery in here with Hershey's character. Pesci takes gruesome photos, doesn't get involved with anyone but he's willing to make an exception with "Kay Levitz" (Hershey)..... but is she good or bad for him?

Sad to say, the filmmakers kind of make a hero out of basically a sleazy guy who has few, if any, morals. ("Bernzy" was "paparazzi" before they invented the word!). The movie also has an unsatisfying ending, particularly with Hershey's character.

However, I keep getting drawn back into multiple viewings of this and I'd sure like to see what it looks like with a good DVD transfer.

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