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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 »
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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
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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Walter Hill said that the film was not intentionally political.

"It is an adventure story that harkens back to a Jack London tradition. And what makes that striking, is that it is so much more real than what we presume action adventure movies to be-what they have evolved to be in the last 20 years. When I was a kid, they were all about very real people in tough circumstances, now the action movie is half science fiction movie. This movie is very much a throwback in that sense-with the permanently strained relations between blacks and whites and browns and orientals in our ghettos, our inner cities... But... just because the films intentions are not political, doesn't mean it's not political. Movies take on their own life. This is not a movie about racial confrontation in the sense that the confrontation had nothing to do with race... Inevitably, white and black attitudes spill into the movie because of the attempt to create some kind of social reality out of the situation".See more »
Don:Now wait a minute, old man, you know a way out of here we split the gold three ways!
Bradlee:That's not what you said a minute ago!
Don:A minute ago we was all dead!
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30 out of 33 people found the following review useful.
A tense, well-crafted action film, 26 September 1998
Author: Shawn Watson from The Penumbra

A bizarre mix of creative talents went in to making this movie. Not the kind of thing that happens too often these days. A script from Robert Zemeckis and Bob Gale, direction by Walter Hill and his usual gang (strong editing from Freeman Davies, cool photography from Lloyd Ahern and score by Ry Cooder), Bill Paxton and William Sadler as the 'heroes' and Ice T and Ice Cube as the bad guys. It makes for a truly original movie.

Much like Judgment Night, Trespass is about two worlds colliding after bystanders witness a gangland execution. Two firemen on a treasure hunt in a huge, long abandoned East St. Louis factory. This happens to be the same territory as King James (Ice T) and his cohorts. They off some unwise punk by chucking him thru the glass roof and are pretty mortified upon discovering Bill Paxton and William Sadler are watching them. Ice T's crippled brother is taken hostage by Sadler and they seal themselves in old apartment. Several other bad guys show up and totally box them in.

What follows is a succession of stand-offs and shoot outs as Paxton and Sadler fight among themselves, T and Cube argue over who should be running the show, loyalties are challenged and each group begins to split into different factions. Stuck in the crossfire is poor old Bradlee, the innocent hobo caught in the middle as his apartment is besieged.

There are no clear-cut 'good guys' and 'bad guys' in Trespass. Just a bunch of guys who all came to the wrong place at the wrong time.

Originally called 'Looters' and scheduled for release during Summer 1992 the release date was changed to Winter and the title changed to 'Trespass'. Why? The LA riots were happening and Universal felt that there was enough racial tension in the media already. While I agree there is deliberate racism in this film it's nowhere near as bad as the morbidly extreme racism in such recent movies like Bad Boys II.

This new release by Universal is much better than the pathetic (and now OOP) release by Goodtimes. Gone is the snapper case. In its place is a sturdy keepcase and a nice bundle of extras. First of all there are some deleted scenes, a Behind the Scenes of Trespass featurette, the Ice-T/Ice Cube Trespass music video (it's the highly censored 'radio' edit) and a trailer. It is presented in 1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen with Dolby 2.0 sound.

You should definitely get this as it's not the standard of film Hollywood studios produce these days. IE made by talented people.

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