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Trespass -- Two Arkansas firemen get hold of a map that leads to a cache of stolen gold in an abandoned factory in East St. Louis. What they don't know is that the factory is in the turf of a local gang, who come by to execute one of their enemies.
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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 »
They all came to the wrong place at the wrong time. See more »
Two Arkansas firemen, Vince and Don, get hold of a map that leads to a cache of stolen gold in an abandoned factory in East St... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

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
Emilio Biasucci .... scenic artist (uncredited)
Wren Boney .... assistant props (uncredited)
Carol Francoso .... painter (uncredited)
Neil Gahm .... propmaker (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)
Crew verified as complete

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Rated R for violence and language
101 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Dolby Stereo (4 channels)
Argentina:16 | Australia:R | Finland:K-16 | Germany:16 (f) (cut version) | Germany:18 (f) (original rating) | Iceland:16 | Netherlands:12 (re-rating) | Netherlands:16 (original rating) (1993) | Norway:18 | Portugal:M/16 | Singapore:M18 | Spain:18 | Sweden:15 | UK:18 | UK:15 (re-rating) | USA:R

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In Australia, the film received mostly negative reviews (although its high-octane action scenes were praised) with critics complaining about the lack of sympathetic or likeable characters.See more »
Don:I don't know what this stuff is anymore. Our gold. God's gold. Fool's gold.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in The Making of 'Interstate 60' (2003) (V)See more »
I Check My BankSee more »


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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Simple good action fun., 27 June 2012
Author: Boba_Fett1138 from Groningen, The Netherlands

This is a movie perhaps more in the vein of a silly '80's genre flick, that is heavy on the fun and action but not really on its story.

In this case however it's a good thing that the movie doesn't have a too complicated story in it. It's actually being one of the movie its strengths that the movie has a simple story to it, that doesn't ever make things needlessly complicated or hard and annoying to follow.

The story is mostly being kept simple by the fact that most of the movie is taking place at just one location; an old abandoned factory. And the movie doesn't need an awful lot more than that, to simply create a good and fun action flick with. It uses its settings well and handles its concept in a good and original way. The movie is still filled with plenty of surprises, in terms of that you just never really know what will happen next or how the movie shall eventually end.

It never really makes this a boring or tiresome movie to watch. There is always something happening and there is plenty of variety to it all, even though it has restrained settings and a quite simple and straightforward story in it. All reasons why this movie is definitely way better than just the average genre attempt. And that's a real fact!

Walter Hill has never been a director of any truly great movies (except for "The Warriors" perhaps, though I still had plenty of problems with that movie) but he always was a guy that knew how to handle '80's type of action in his movies, perhaps also thanks to it that he had worked with many other great directors from that time period, as a writer and producer. And the movie truly benefits from this. It never becomes a big or spectacular action flick but it still really feels like a big action movie, probably because the movie never stands still.

The acting is a bit of a mixed bag but then again what action movie does have impressive and flawless actors and acting in it. It's always nice to see Bill Paxton in a leading role and he actually pulls all of the action stuff quite well as well. I have a bigger problem with the gangsters and villains in this movie. I never have been all that impressed with Ice-T's acting and Ice Cube also isn't always too convincing with his acting. But oh well, guess that in some way their acting and the characters that they play add somewhat to the nostalgia- and cheesy fun value of this movie.

Definitely a good and also entertaining enough movie to watch.


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