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Writers (WGA):
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Release Date:
29 October 1993 (USA) See more »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Andie MacDowell ... Elizabeth 'Bessie' Faro / Ruby Cairo

Liam Neeson ... Dr. Fergus Lamb, Feed the World

Viggo Mortensen ... John E. 'Johnny' Faro

Jack Thompson ... Ed, Feed the World Foundation Manager
Paul Spencer ... Johnny Faro (Boy)
Chad Power ... Niles Faro
Monica Mikala ... Alexandria Faro
Kaelynn Craddick ... Cleo Faro
Sara Craddick ... Cleo Faro
Luis Cortés ... Hermes #1

Amy Van Nostrand ... Marge Swimmer, Faro Neighbor

Pedro Gonzalez Gonzalez ... Uncle Jorge
Lucy Rodriguez ... Tia Lupe

Jeff Corey ... Joe Dick (buying Baseball Cards)
Miriam Reed ... Renee Dick
Kimberley LaMarque ... Mailwoman
Francine Lee ... Lily, Grocery Store Clerk
Alberto Estrella ... Hermes #2
Jorge Fegán ... Undertaker
Paco Mauri ... Coroner
Sylvia Short ... Fergus Groupie
Sage Allen ... Fergus Groupie
Montrose Hagins ... Fergus Groupie
Loló Navarro ... Hotel Proprietress
Rodrigo Puebla ... Bank Teller #1 at Banco De Cortez
Juan Antonio Llanes ... Bank Teller #2
Günter Meisner ... Herr Bruchner, EDK Executive
Thomas Frey ... Bank Teller
Monica Simon ... EDK Receptionist
Natassa Manisalli ... Melina, Athens Bank Clerk
Nikos Kouros ... Kolatos, Greek Ship Owner
Lydia Lenosi ... Miss Abousief, Cairo Passport Clerk
Mandana Marino ... Miss Hakim the University Student
Hosni Hasham Zahram ... Taxi Driver
Salh Abu El Asem ... Warehouse Foreman
Maisa El Rafai ... Woman in Church with Kids
Negm El Deen Mohammed Afifi ... Iman (Mosque)
Robin Lee ... Priest at Funeral
Hannaa Hamed Ibrahim ... Young Mother (Crypt)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Hark Bohm ... German (uncredited)
Dieter Dost ... Berlin Taxi Driver (uncredited)
Aristidis Nikoloudis ... Hotel Concierge (uncredited)

Yolanda Romersa ... Panamanian Bank Teller (uncredited)

Rob Sargeant ... Press Photographer (uncredited)

Directed by
Graeme Clifford 
Writing credits
Robert Dillon (story)

Robert Dillon (screenplay) and
Michael Thomas (screenplay)

Produced by
Haruki Kadokawa .... executive producer
David Nichols .... line producer
Lloyd Phillips .... producer
Hiroshi Sugawara .... producer
Original Music by
John Barry 
Cinematography by
László Kovács 
Film Editing by
Caroline Biggerstaff 
Paul Rubell 
Mark Winitsky 
Casting by
Jennifer Shull 
Production Design by
Richard Sylbert 
Art Direction by
John King (supervising art director)
Peter Landsdown Smith 
Set Decoration by
Jim Erickson 
Lisa Fischer 
Costume Design by
Rudy Dillon 
Makeup Department
Leslie Ann Anderson .... hair stylist
Elizabeth Dahl .... assistant makeup artist
Raúl Sarmiento .... makeup artist
Marie-Gabrielle Selarque .... makeup artist
Production Management
Alejandro Clancy .... assistant unit manager
Nikos Doukas .... unit manager
Nigel Goldsack .... production supervisor
Laura J. Medina .... production supervisor
David Nichols .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Zaki Abdel Wahab .... assistant director
Jan Sebastian Ballhaus .... second assistant director
Burt Burnam .... first assistant director: Los Angeles second unit
Don French .... first assistant director
Ian Hickinbotham .... second assistant director
Michelle Solotar .... additional second assistant director: Los Angeles
Dennis M. White .... first assistant director (as Dennis White)
Art Department
Michael Alvarado .... plasterer: Los Angeles
Richard Berger .... set designer: Los Angeles
Mike Branske .... propmaker: Los Angeles
Dennis Butterworth .... first team greens: Los Angeles
Danny D. Cappa .... swing gang: Los Angeles (as Danny Cappa)
Thomas W. Corsello .... painter: Los Angeles (as Thomas Corsello)
Michael Dunn .... props: Los Angeles second unit
Michael Fechner .... property master: Germany
David Goldstein .... lead painter
Edd Hall .... photo coordinator
James Harne .... propmaker: Los Angeles
Scott Hersch .... propmaker: Los Angeles
Robert Jones .... first team greens: Los Angeles
Albrecht Konrad .... art director: Germany
David Wayne Lamb .... propmaker: Los Angeles (as David Lamb)
Gary Leith .... painter: Los Angeles
Sharmagne Leland-St. John .... assistant to production designer
Mark Lopez .... plasterer: Los Angeles
Ray Lopez .... plaster foreman: Los Angeles
William S. Maxwell III .... leadman: Los Angeles (as Bill Maxwell)
Erik McClellan .... propmaker: Los Angeles
Sami Rafe .... assistant art director
Wendy Riva .... assistant set decorator: Los Angeles (as Wendy Mickell)
Cliff Robinson .... assistant art director
John A. Scott III .... swing gang: Los Angeles (as John Scott III)
Arthur Shippee .... property master
Susan Shippee .... props buyer: Los Angeles
Ron Sica .... swing gang: Los Angeles
Tomas B. Sierra .... propmaker: Los Angeles
Bennett L. Sperber .... construction foreman: Los Angeles (as Ben Sperber)
Charles Sperber .... propmaker: Los Angeles
Arthur Verdugo .... plasterer: Los Angeles
Amy Wells .... art department buyer: Los Angeles
Shannon Wetklow .... propmaker: Los Angeles
Timothy Wetklow .... propmaker: Los Angeles
Michael Wilmot .... propmaker: Los Angeles
Sound Department
Petra Bach .... adr editor
Bob Beemer .... sound re-recording mixer
Dody Dorn .... supervising sound editor
Joe Dorn .... adr supervisor
John Duvall .... foley editor
Arnold Finkelstein .... sound editor
Arnold Finkelstein .... sound effects recordist
Scott J. Gill .... assistant sound editor
Tommy Goodwin .... foley mixer
Walter Gorey .... cable person: Los Angeles
Cynthia Haagens .... adr editor
David Jobe .... adr foley recordist
Kimberly Ellen Lowe .... dialogue editor (as Kimberly Lowe Voigt)
Steve Maslow .... sound re-recording mixer
Anthony Milch .... sound editor
Michael Minkler .... sound re-recording mixer
Cybele O'Brien .... assistant sound editor
Steve Richardson .... sound editor
Steve Schwalbe .... foley editor
Don Summer .... sound mixer
Kevin J. Ward .... boom operator (as Kevin Ward)
Robert Ulrich .... adr editor (uncredited)
Special Effects by
James Creason .... special effects technician: Los Angeles
Robin L. D'Arcy .... special effects supervisor: Los Angeles (as Robin D'Arcy)
Stephen DeLollis .... special effects technician: Los Angeles (as Stephen De Lollis)
Larry Fioritto .... special effects coordinator: Los Angeles
Rick Yale .... special effects technician: Los Angeles
Scott J. Ateah .... stunt coordinator
Marian Green .... stunts
Riccardo Mioni .... stunt driver
Stefano Maria Mioni .... stunts
Janet Lee Orcutt .... stunt double: Andie MacDowell
Franco Maria Salamon .... stunt coordinator: Greek
Camera and Electrical Department
Peter Bloor .... gaffer
David Burr .... director of photography: second unit
Jason Butters .... electrician: Los Angeles
Saul Cohen .... best boy: Los Angeles
Katrina Crook .... second assistant camera
Ray De La Motte .... camera operator: Los Angeles (as Ray de la Motte)
Paul A. Edwards .... additional photographer: Los Angeles second unit
Michael Everett .... gaffer: Los Angeles second unit
Rachel A. Flores .... best boy grip: Los Angeles
David G. George .... video assist operator
Michael Gershman .... director of photography: Los Angeles second unit
Steve Givens .... electrician: Los Angeles (as Stephen Givens)
Simon Hume .... focus puller
Larry Huston .... Steadicam assistant
Gary Kangrga .... key grip: Los Angeles
Paddy Kean .... second assistant camera: Los Angeles
Paddy Kiely .... camera loader
Eddie Knight .... best boy
Colin Manning .... camera grip
Larry McConkey .... Steadicam operator
Spencer McDonald .... assistant camera: Los Angeles
Annie McEveety .... assistant camera: Los Angeles second unit
Mike McEveety .... second assistant camera: Los Angeles second unit
James M. McEwen .... gaffer: Los Angeles (as James McEwen)
Stewart Monteith .... electrician
Glenn E. Moran .... electrician: Los Angeles (as Glenn Moran)
Michael K. O'Melia .... electrician: Los Angeles (as Mike Omelia)
Dimitris Papakonstadis .... director of photography: second unit
Nick Papanickolas .... key grip: Los Angeles second unit
Robert A. Preston .... dolly grip: Los Angeles (as Robert Preston)
Jack Rappaport .... rigging grip: Los Angeles
Dave Ridout .... electrician
Mike Roberts .... camera operator
Joyce Rudolph .... still photographer
Steve Ruffing .... grip: Los Angeles
Andy Ryan .... rigging gaffer: Los Angeles
Joachim Scholz .... electrician: Germany
Joachim Scholz .... grip: Germany
Neal Wilde .... grip: Los Angeles
Doug Wood .... dolly grip: Los Angeles
Alekos Yiannaros .... first assistant camera: second unit
Richmond L. Aguilar .... gaffer (uncredited)
Casting Department
Dixie Webster .... extras casting: Los Angeles
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Gihane Abdel Latif .... wardrobe assistant
Sandy Kenyon .... wardrobe assistant: Los Angeles (as Sandra Kenyon)
Beverly Kline .... costumer
Denise Martinez .... wardrobe assistant: Los Angeles
Garet Reilly .... wardrobe assistant: Los Angeles
Traci Templin-Rainbolt .... set costumer
Editorial Department
Barbara Dunning .... assistant editor
Sheila MacDowell .... assistant editor
Fred Toye .... assistant editor
Lucyna Wojciechowski .... assistant editor
Music Department
Tom Boyd .... oboe soloist
Shawn Murphy .... scoring mixer
Robert Randles .... composer: ethnic music
Greig McRitchie .... music arranger: Borodin excerpt (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Marlo Hellerstein .... transportation captain: Los Angeles
Axel Hübner .... production driver
Bud Lacy .... transportation captain: Los Angeles
David Marder .... transportation coordinator: Los Angeles
Mike Padovich .... transportation captain: Los Angeles
Other crew
Lennie Appelquist .... set production assistant
Emilia Arau .... production coordinator: Mexico
Marilyn Bailey .... script supervisor
Phil Boag .... production assistant: Los Angeles
Thomas 'Doc' Boguski .... production assistant
Sara Burton .... assistant location manager
Kevin Richard Buxbaum .... production accountant
Sean Kavanagh .... script supervisor: Los Angeles
Tlacateotl Mata .... location manager
Richard Murken .... production assistant
Kristan Wagner .... location manager: Los Angeles
Zane Weiner .... location manager: mexico
Robin Demetriou .... catering supervisor (uncredited)

Production CompaniesDistributorsSpecial EffectsOther Companies

Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Deception" - USA (video title (recut version))
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Rated PG-13 for a shooting and brief language (edited for re-rating)
Spain:111 min | USA:90 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Finland:K-15 | Germany:12 | Iceland:16 | Portugal:M/12 | Spain:13 | UK:15 | USA:PG-13 (edited for re-rating) | USA:R (original rating)

Did You Know?

The actual ball hit by Bill Mazeroski was found by a 14-year-old boy named Andy Jerpe who subsequently lost it when his buddies talked him into using it for a sandlot game and it was hit into some tall grass and never found.See more »
Factual errors: Early in the movie, Andie MacDowell refers to a baseball as being hit by Bill Mazeroski in the top of the ninth inning of the last game of the 1960 World Series. In fact, it was hit in the bottom of the ninth inning.See more »
Elizabeth 'Bessie' Faro:They said beein' married to Johnny Faro is like ridin' a car with no brakes. I aid I like the ride, ladies.See more »
Polovtsian DancesSee more »


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8 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
A Little Jewel (DVD), 14 June 2009
Author: leplatypus from PariS

Maybe 10 is a little overrated but i didn't expect to enjoy this movie so much. This was a real good surprise:

I imagined that it would be a romance taking place in Egypt while it is rather a treasure hunt all around the world: north and south America, Germany, Greece and Egypt… It is very exotic and the middle-east locations are beautiful: the pyramids, the mosque…

I also really like how Andie carries the entire movie on her shoulders alone. Her drive is interesting and not so common by the way. Only Angelina Jolie got characters like this.

It is also an eye-opener for charities because it seems that they have to deal with the devil to achieve their humanitarian goals.

As always, Liam Neeson plays a trustworthy and dedicated man.

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