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Writers (WGA):
Bob Gale (written by) &
Robert Zemeckis (written by)
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Release Date:
25 December 1992 (USA) See more »
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Directed by
Walter Hill 
Writing credits
Bob Gale (written by) &
Robert Zemeckis (written by)

Produced by
Neil Canton .... producer
Bob Gale .... executive producer
Michael S. Glick .... co-producer
Robert Zemeckis .... executive producer
Original Music by
Ry Cooder 
Cinematography by
Lloyd Ahern II (director of photography) (as Lloyd Ahern)
Film Editing by
Freeman A. Davies  (as Freeman Davies)
Casting by
Reuben Cannon 
Production Design by
Jon Hutman 
Art Direction by
Charles William Breen  (as Charles Breen)
Set Decoration by
Beth A. Rubino  (as Beth Rubino)
Costume Design by
Dan Moore 
Makeup Department
Jay Cannistraci .... key makeup artist
Judy Ponder-Patton .... makeup artist
JoAnn Stafford-Chaney .... key hair stylist
Production Management
Michael S. Glick .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Allan Graf .... second unit director
Sandra M. Middleton .... second assistant director (as Sandra Middleton)
Barry K. Thomas .... first assistant director
Kevin Williams .... second second assistant director
Art Department
Anthony Bradley .... labor foreman
John Courtney .... construction foreman
Stanley Craig .... construction foreman
Gary Diamond .... assistant art director
Tim Dingle .... stand-by painter
Jolie Ellis .... art department coordinator
Rex Farmer .... set dresser
Maryann Garvin .... assistant set decorator
Tommy Gilbert .... set dresser
Lance Goldsmith .... assistant props
Michael Gough .... lead man
Paul Huggins .... construction coordinator
Russell Jones .... set dresser
Denise Kaczmarczyk .... construction clerk
James V. Kovar .... construction foreman
Jeffrey Nelson .... labor foreman
Loren Nickloff .... construction coordinator
James F. Oñate .... scenic foreman
Buddy Rodgers .... set dresser
Charles Stewart .... property master
Kathleen Sullivan .... set designer
Ken Taber .... construction foreman
David Weathers .... lead man
Wren Boney .... assistant props (uncredited)
Carol Francoso .... painter (uncredited)
Martin J. Gibbons .... welding gangboss (uncredited)
Hilary Henkin .... drapery foreman (uncredited)
Stephen Roland .... construction production assistant (uncredited)
Mike Tyson .... set dresser (uncredited)
Sound Department
David A. Arnold .... sound editor
James Ashwill .... foley mixer (as Jim Ashwill)
Allan Bond .... adr recordist (as Alan Bond)
John Brunnick .... stage engineer
Lucy Coldsnow-Smith .... sound editor (as Lucy Coldsnow)
Teri E. Dorman .... sound editor
Kimberly Gallagher-Carlton .... assistant sound editor (as Kimberly Gallagher)
Teresa García .... assistant sound editor
Nerses Gezalyan .... foley recordist
Don Givens .... sound machine operator
Jerelyn J. Harding .... adr editor
Scott Hecker .... sound editor (as Scott A. Hecker)
Donald Hild Sr. .... cable person
Claudia Hoover .... assistant sound editor
Robin Johnston .... sound machine operator
Dave Kulczycki .... sound editor (as David Kulczycki)
Gregg Landaker .... sound re-recording mixer
John A. Larsen .... sound editor
Steve Maslow .... additional sound re-recordist
Dan O'Connell .... foley artist
Kevin O'Connell .... additional sound re-recordist
Brion Paccassi .... sound recordist
Rodger Pardee .... sound editor
Drew Ponder .... cable person
Charleen Richards .... adr mixer
Kenneth Schwarz .... boom operator (as Ken Schwarz)
Alicia Stevenson .... foley artist
Linda Symcox .... assistant sound editor
John Joseph Thomas .... special sound effects designer
Charles M. Wilborn .... production sound mixer
Jay Wilkinson .... supervising sound editor
Special Effects by
Sam Barkan .... special effects
Joe Digaetano .... special effects coordinator
David Domeyer .... special effects foreman
Russell Hardee .... special effects
Jeffrey Knott .... special effects
David Kutchinkski .... special effects
Ken Reid .... special effects
Chuck E. Stewart .... special effects foreman (as Charles Edward Stewart)
Kathleen Tonkin .... special effects (as Kathleen 'KT' Tonkin)
Tim Tonkin .... special effects
Robert Vazquez .... special effects (as Bob Vazquez)
R.J. Hohman .... special effects technician (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Edwin Armstrong .... electronic compositing
Steve Borden .... electronic compositing (as Steven M. Borden)
John Galt .... electronic compositing
Joseph Grimm .... electronic compositing
Dale Hunter .... electronic compositing
Dale Hunter .... high definition engineer
Robert Lakstigala .... digital effects coordinator
Douglas Nickel .... electronic compositing (as Douglas Lloyd Nickel)
James Pearman .... electronic compositing
Edward Quirk .... electronic compositing
John Rauh .... electronic compositing
J. Richard West .... electronic compositing
Kenny Bates .... stunts (as Ken Bates)
Nick Brett .... stunts
Tony Brubaker .... stunts
Jeff Cadiente .... stunts
Chris Durand .... stunts
Ousaun Elam .... stunts
Allan Graf .... stunt coordinator
Steve Kelso .... stunts
Eddie Matthews .... stunts (as Ed Mathews)
Mario Roberts .... stunts
Gilbert Rosales .... stunts
Tierre Turner .... stunts
Gerard G. Williams .... stunts
Merritt Yohnka .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Mike Akins .... best boy grip
William D. Barber .... camera operator (as Bill Barber)
Allan Bullard .... grip (as Alan J. Bullard)
Dan Cornwall .... electrician
Jeff Durling .... electrician
Sam Emerson .... still photographer
David Galbraith .... second assistant camera
Carl Johnson .... electrician
James Keys .... assistant chief lighting technician
Robert LaBonge .... camera operator (as Robert La Bonge)
Mike Mandel .... dolly grip
David McGill .... first assistant camera
Bo Miller .... key grip
Greg Morse .... video playback operator
Nick Nelson .... electrician
Jesse Wayne Parker .... grip
Chris Rawlins Jr. .... grip (as Chris Rawlins)
Anthony Realmuto .... second assistant camera
Jack S. Schlosser .... chief lighting technician
Gregory W. Smith .... first assistant camera (as Greg Smith)
Jimmy Harritos .... rigging set electric (uncredited)
Tony Whitman .... key grip: second unit (uncredited)
Casting Department
Chris Gray .... extras casting
Cheryl Miller .... casting associate (as Cheryl A. Miller)
Len Hunt .... extras casting (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Colby P. Bart .... costume supervisor (as Colby Bart)
Deborah Myles Davis .... costumer
Editorial Department
Sandy Brundage .... negative cutter
David Orr .... color timer
Yôko Seto .... assistant film editor
James O. Stafford Jr. .... apprentice film editor
Music Department
Bunny Andrews .... music editor
Sharon Boyle .... music supervisor
Ry Cooder .... scoring musician
Barklie K. Griggs .... music coordinator
Jon Hassell .... scoring musician
Jorge Hinojosa .... music supervisor
Jim Keltner .... scoring musician
Adam Maffei .... music coordinator
Jennifer Richardson .... music coordinator
Dana Sano .... music coordinator
Allen Sides .... music engineer
Allen Sides .... music mixer
Steve Stewart .... music coordinator
Rickio Woods .... assistant music editor
Alex Gibson .... music editor (uncredited)
John Zorn .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Myra Hill .... driver
Nevajane Majoris .... driver
Larry Market .... driver
Russell McEntyre .... transportation coordinator
Barry Phipps .... driver
Randy Scott Stone .... driver
Wayne Stone .... transportation captain
Troy Flynn .... driver (uncredited)
Roy A. Grace .... driver (uncredited)
Mike Robinson .... driver: honeywagon (uncredited)
Other crew
Paula Barrett-Barbier .... script supervisor (as Paula Barrett)
Mady Manson Burza .... assistant to auditor
Karen Davis .... set production assistant
Eric Fitzgerald .... title designer
Donna T. Giles .... assistant location manager
Veronica Hampton .... set production assistant
Karen R. Jones .... unit publicist (as Karen Jones)
Lonnie Kragel .... assistant production coordinator
Shelley Layton .... assistant production coordinator
Todd Lewis .... assistant: Mr. Hill
Heidi McGowen .... set production assistant
Connie H. Polk .... assistant: Mr. Canton
Cecilia Ridenhour .... first aid
Ronn Riser .... assistant: Ice Cube (as Ronald 2x Riser)
Karen Rosenquist .... assistant: Mr. Hill
Peggy Rosson .... production accountant (as Peggy Ann Rosson)
David Salven Jr. .... location manager (as David Salven)
Jan Skinner .... craft service
Mary-Margaret Smith .... assistant: Mr. Hill
Michael C. Smith .... police coordinator: Atlanta (as Michael Smith)
Michael Swafford .... assistant accountant
Leslie Thorson .... assistant location manager
Kevin Turley .... set production assistant
Kristen Valenti .... assistant: Mr. Gale
Cynthia Von Suhr .... production coordinator
Kelly C. Wallace .... assistant: Mr. Canton
Mindy Weissman .... assistant production coordinator
Larry Gilbert .... police security (uncredited)
Senia Phillips .... animal trainer: pigeons (uncredited)
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Rated R for violence and language
101 min
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Did You Know?

Jazz musician John Zorn originally scored the entire film, complete with multiple cues and even scored both the original and alternate endings. As with many other films, Walter Hill was unhappy with the end result and hired old pal Ry Cooder to rescore the whole film.See more »
Vince:Look, I don't wanna get in the middle of no big gang hassle!
Savon:Gang? You think we some punk ass gang?
King James:I am a businessman. These are my associates.
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20 out of 25 people found the following review useful.
Walter Hill goes gangsta., 2 December 2002
Author: Kastore from Chicago, IL

The main focus of this movie is the set-up of various action sequences, the debating over what to do in the characters' situations, and – what Walter Hill has always been especially good at – the overall machismo. Most of "Trespass" is a drawn-out standoff between the bad guys in a remote, long-abandoned warehouse and the grossly outnumbered good guys in a tightly-sealed room with the bad leader's brother as a hostage. David Fincher may have wanted to watch this movie and taken notes, since "Panic Room" has got absolutely nothing on this movie. The action begins very quickly and doesn't let up until the fiery, casualty-counting conclusion, making the film's 101min length seem like not even half that. "Trespass" is ripe with Hill's inimitable style and pace, combining with Ry Cooder's score and Lloyd Ahern's sepia-toned cinematography to create a sense of desolation and high tension for the setting.

Add to this an excellent cast of genre and character actors for a very captivating film. Bill Paxton and William Sadler ("Die Hard II") turn in intense performances as the lone protagonists, especially Sadler whose career unfortunately never reached the level it should have. Ice-T is in one of his more effective roles as King James, the gangsta leader. Ice Cube also stands out as the upstart, rebellious follower of James, Savon; his "king of the streets" speech is the monologue highlight of the movie. Art Evans (also from "Die Hard II") is perfect as the wise old angry homeless man, who reluctantly helps out Paxton and Sadler despite their initial treatment of him. And the criminal elements include noticeable performances from De'voreaux White as the unfortunate hostage 'Lucky'; Tiny 'Zeus' Lister Jr. as the musclebound henchman 'Cletus'; and the underused Stoney Jackson as the overly-suave crony 'Wickey'.

This was the last of a string of box office disappointments (including "Johnny Handsome" and "Another 48 Hrs.") that Hollywood allowed Walter Hill to make before relegating him to the role of mainstream hack. "Trespass" was released with little fanfare, having its release date postponed from summertime to after Christmas as a result of the 'crisis' that was the LA riots. Besides its original title of "Looters", "Trespass" also includes the recurring theme of seeing events via videocamera (which would have been a troubling reminder of the Rodney King and Reginald Denny beatings), not to mention a heavy, uncompromising racist slant not too common in modern-day action movies.

Though not Hill's best, it is far from his worst. A must-see for fans of stylized action. 8/10

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