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Release Date:
26 August 1994 (USA) See more »
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The Media Made Them Superstars. See more »
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Two victims of traumatized childhoods become lovers and psychopathic serial murderers irresponsibly glorified by the mass media. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Nominated for Golden Globe. Another 3 wins & 4 nominations See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Woody Harrelson ... Mickey Knox

Juliette Lewis ... Mallory Knox

Tom Sizemore ... Det. Jack Scagnetti

Rodney Dangerfield ... Ed Wilson, Mallory's Dad
Everett Quinton ... Deputy Warden Wurlitzer

Jared Harris ... London Boy

Pruitt Taylor Vince ... Deputy Warden Kavanaugh

Edie McClurg ... Mallory's Mom

Russell Means ... Old Indian
Lanny Flaherty ... Earl

O-Lan Jones ... Mabel

Robert Downey Jr. ... Wayne Gale

Richard Lineback ... Sonny

Kirk Baltz ... Roger

Ed White ... Pinball Cowboy
Terrylene ... Julie

Maria Pitillo ... Deborah
Josh Richman ... Soundman

Sean Stone ... Kevin

Melinda Renna ... Antonia Chavez
Jerry Gardner ... Work Boss #1
Jack Caffrey ... Work Boss #2
Leon Skyhorse Thomas ... Work Boss #3
Corinna Everson ... TV Mallory (as Corey Everson)

Dale Dye ... Dale Wrigley

Edward Conna ... Gerald Nash (as Eddy 'Doogie' Conna)

Evan Handler ... David

Matthew Faber ... Kid #1

Jamie Harrold ... Kid #2
Jake Grace ... Kid #3 (as Jake Beecham)
Saemi Nakamura ... Japanese Girl #1 / Japanese Reporter
Keiko Seiko ... Japanese Girl #2 (as Seiko Yoshida)
Katharine McQueen ... London Girl

Salvator Xuereb ... French Boy #1
Natalie Karp ... French Girl

Emmanuel Xuereb ... French Boy #2

Balthazar Getty ... Gas Station Attendant
Jessie Rutkowski ... Young Girl

Sally Jackson ... Mickey's Mom
Phil Neilson ... Mickey's Dad
Brian Barker ... Young Mickey
Corinna Laszlo ... Emily, Hostage in Motel

Red West ... Cowboy Sheriff
Gerry Runnels ... Indian Cop

Jeremiah Bitsui ... Young Indian Boy

Lorraine Farris ... Pinky

Tommy Lee Jones ... Warden Dwight McClusky

Glen Chin ... Druggist

Steven Wright ... Dr. Emil Reingold
Peter Crombie ... Intense Cop
John M. Watson Sr. ... Black Inmate

Joe Grifasi ... Deputy Sheriff Duncan Homolka
Douglas Crosby ... Mallory's Guard #1

Carl Ciarfalio ... Mallory's Guard #2
Marshall Bell ... Deputy #1
Carol-Renee Modrall ... Short-Order Cook
Jim Carrane ... Smithy
Robert Swan ... Deputy Napalatoni (as Bob Swan)

Louis Lombardi ... Deputy Sparky
Robert Jordan ... WGN Newscaster
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Ashley Judd ... Grace Mulberry (scenes deleted)
David Paul ... The Hun Brothers (scenes deleted)
Peter Paul ... The Hun Brothers (scenes deleted)

Rachel Ticotin ... Wanda Bisbing (scenes deleted)

Adrien Brody ... Cameraman (uncredited)
John Busse ... Reporter (uncredited)
Hank Corwin ... Headless Figure / Mickey's Dad Demon (uncredited)
Stephen Detherage ... Prison Trustee (uncredited)

Paul Dillon ... Prison Inmate Who Breaks TV (uncredited)
Herb Gains ... Wayne Gale's assistant (uncredited)

James Gammon ... Redneck's Buddy in the Diner (uncredited)

Jennifer Say Gan ... Asian Reporter (uncredited)

Danny Goldring ... Grace Mulberry's father (uncredited)
Jane Hamsher ... Female Demon (uncredited)

Mark Harmon ... Mickey Knox in Wayne Gale's Reconstruction (uncredited)

Arliss Howard ... Owen Traft, Mickey & Mallory's Guardian Angel / The Demon (uncredited)

Boris Karloff ... The Monster (archive footage) (uncredited)
Kathy Long ... Female deputy kicking Mickey (uncredited)
Robert Marshall ... Prison Guard (uncredited)

Don Murphy ... Prison Guard (uncredited)

David Pasquesi ... Cameraman (uncredited)

Robyn Reede ... Lady Cop (uncredited)
Chris Renna ... Prisoner with Swastika Tattoo on Forehead (uncredited)
Jack Rooney ... Prison Inmate (uncredited)
Richard Rutowski ... Prisoner with Mustache (uncredited)
Keith Schrader ... Press Member (uncredited)
Kent Shelton ... Prison Snitch (Barber's Chair) (uncredited)

O.J. Simpson ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Michael Thomas ... Victim (uncredited)

Kevin Watson ... Spirit (uncredited)

Jason 'Doc' Young ... Teenaged Mickey Fan (uncredited)

Directed by
Oliver Stone 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Quentin Tarantino (story)

David Veloz (screenplay) &
Richard Rutowski (screenplay) &
Oliver Stone (screenplay)

Produced by
Risa Bramon Garcia .... associate producer
Jane Hamsher .... producer
Arnon Milchan .... executive producer
Thom Mount .... executive producer
Don Murphy .... producer
Richard Rutowski .... associate producer
Clayton Townsend .... producer
Rand Vossler .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
Brent Lewis 
 
Cinematography by
Robert Richardson (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Brian Berdan 
Hank Corwin 
 
Casting by
Risa Bramon Garcia 
Billy Hopkins 
Heidi Levitt 
 
Production Design by
Victor Kempster 
 
Art Direction by
Alan Tomkins (supervising art director) (as Alan R. Tomkins)
Margery Zweizig 
 
Set Decoration by
Merideth Boswell 
 
Costume Design by
Richard Hornung 
 
Makeup Department
Cydney Cornell .... hair designer
John E. Jackson .... makeup artist
Matthew W. Mungle .... key makeup artist
Matthew W. Mungle .... special makeup effects artist
Gordon J. Smith .... special makeup effects artist
Melissa A. Yonkey .... hair stylist (as Melissa Yonkey)
Raymond Mackintosh .... special makeup effects artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
William H. Brown .... post-production supervisor (as Bill Brown)
Leeann Stonebreaker .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Herb Gains .... first assistant director
Noga Isackson .... second assistant director
Philip C. Pfeiffer .... second unit director (as Philip Pfeiffer)
Adam Rosen .... dga trainee
B. Scott Senechal .... second assistant director (as Scott Senechal)
David H. Venghaus Jr. .... second second assistant director (as David Venghaus Jr.)
Kevin Barry Howe .... second unit director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Alan Allinger .... general forman
Rodney Armanino .... construction coordinator
Tana Bishop .... art department coordinator
Troy Borisy .... lead man: Chicago
Bill Darrow .... stand-by painter
Glenn Forbes .... assistant property master
John P. Goldsmith .... set designer (as John Perry Goldsmith)
Dale Haugo .... lead scenic artist
Wendell A. Bud Hill II .... stand-by carpenter (as Wendell A. 'Bud' Hill II)
John A. Kelly .... lead set painter (as John Kelly)
Amie McCarthy .... prop assistant (as Amie Frances McCarthy)
Wayne Shepherd .... lead man: Southwest
Charles Stewart .... property master
Stella Vaccaro .... set designer (as Stella Furner)
Alice Baker .... assistant set decorator (uncredited)
Dick Hansen .... props (uncredited)
John O. Hartman .... buyer (uncredited)
James F. Oberlander .... construction utility technician (uncredited)
James F. Oberlander .... welder (uncredited)
Gary Petersen .... propmaker (uncredited)
John J. Slove Jr. .... propmaker (uncredited)
Peter Tosti Stephenson .... swing gang gang boss: New Mexico (uncredited)
Glenn Stevens .... carpenter (uncredited)
Christopher Windisch .... carpenter (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
James Ashwill .... foley mixer (as Jim Ashwill)
Robert Batha .... sound editor
Gregg Baxter .... supervising adr editor
Lon Bender .... additional sound (as Lon E. Bender)
Steve Bowerman .... boom operator
John T. Cucci .... foley artist (as John Cucci)
Victor Ray Ennis .... first assistant sound editor
Tom Fleischman .... sound re-recording mixer
Gary A. Hecker .... foley artist (as Gary 'Wrecker' Hecker)
Craig S. Jaeger .... foley editor (as Craig Jaeger)
Randy Kelley .... sound effects editor
Mark Lanza .... sound effects editor (as Mark A. Lanza)
Peter J. Lehman .... sound effects editor
David MacMillan .... sound mixer
Joseph A. Mayer .... adr editor (as Joe Mayer)
Christian P. Minkler .... sound re-recording mixer (as Christian Minkler)
Michael Minkler .... sound re-recording mixer
Philip D. Morrill .... assistant sound editor (as Phil Morrill)
Dan O'Connell .... foley artist (as Dan O'Connel)
Kelly Oxford .... dubbing editor
Kevin E. Patterson .... utility sound
Joseph Phillips .... sound effects editor
Dan M. Rich .... supervising dialogue editor (as Dan Rich)
Charleen Richards .... adr mixer
Wylie Stateman .... supervising sound editor
Bill Voigtlander .... adr editor
Jeff Watts .... sound editor
Kim Waugh .... additional sound
Michael D. Wilhoit .... supervising sound editor (as Michael Wilhoit)
Barney Cabral .... sound editor (uncredited)
Richard Dwan Jr. .... adr editor (uncredited)
Richard Dwan Jr. .... dialogue editor (uncredited)
Scott Martin Gershin .... sound designer (uncredited)
Nerses Gezalyan .... foley recordist (uncredited)
Nicholas James .... sound editor (uncredited)
David Kneupper .... sound designer (uncredited)
John Rice .... assistant sound editor (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Larry L. Fuentes .... special effects foreman
Steve Luport .... special effects
Frank L. Pope .... special effects
Jim Schwalm .... special effects (as Jim Schwalm)
Bob Stoker .... special effects foreman
Lucinda Strub .... special effects
Matt Sweeney .... special effects coordinator
G. Peter King .... special effects (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Daniel Chuba .... visual effects producer: PDI
Rebecca Marie .... visual effects supervisor: PDI
Alex Olivares .... optical effects coordinator
Wendy Rogers .... lead animator: PDI
Cathy Wagner .... animator: PDI
Aaron Dem .... assistant to the producers: PDI (uncredited)
Al Magliochetti .... visual effects (uncredited)
Carter Tomassi .... animation camera (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Phil Neilson .... stunt coordinator
Janet Paparazzo .... stunt double
Linda Perlin .... stunts
Tim Trella .... stunt double (as Timothy P. Trella)
Bruce Paul Barbour .... stunt double (uncredited)
Blaise Corrigan .... stunts (uncredited)
Ned Corrigan .... stunts (uncredited)
Eddie J. Fernandez .... stunts (uncredited)
Gary Guercio .... stunts (uncredited)
Mark Harper .... stunts (uncredited)
Ronald Jaynes .... stunts (uncredited)
Chuck Jeffreys .... stunts (uncredited)
Richard Lexsee .... stunts (uncredited)
Kathy Long .... stunts (uncredited)
Daniel Maldonado .... stunts (uncredited)
Carol-Renee Modrall .... stunts (uncredited)
Ken Moreno .... stunts (uncredited)
Mark Nearing .... stunts (uncredited)
Phil Neilson .... stunts (uncredited)
Ron Nix .... stunts (uncredited)
Carl Paoli .... stunts (uncredited)
Jimmy N. Roberts .... stunts (uncredited)
Kent Shelton .... stunt performer (uncredited)
Brian Smyj .... stunt performer (uncredited)
Benny Urquidez .... stunts (uncredited)
Spice Williams-Crosby .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Sidney Ray Baldwin .... still photographer (as Sidney Baldwin)
Robert C. Carlson .... first assistant camera: Chicago
Chris Centrella .... key grip
Scott Gillis .... rigging key grip
Wayne D. Goldwyn .... time-lapse photographer (as Wayne Goldwyn)
Jeffrey Hurt .... grip
Marty Kassab-Chaney .... video assist operator (as Marty Kassab)
Dean M. King .... best boy grip
Brett Mabry .... electrician
Ed Maloney .... assistant chief lighting technician (as Eddy Maloney)
Michael A. Mendez .... best boy rigging grip (as Michael Mendez)
Reinhart 'Rayteam' Peschke .... chief lighting technician
Brad Rea .... dolly grip
Keith L. Smith .... second assistant camera (as Keith Smith)
Richard Sobin .... second assistant camera: Chicago
Gregor Tavenner .... first assistant camera
Amy Vincent .... second assistant camera
Shaw Hawkins Burrows .... rigging grip: New Mexico (uncredited)
Dante Cardone .... gaffer: second unit (uncredited)
Keith Collea .... lighting technician (uncredited)
Clifton Dance .... electrician (uncredited)
Kevin Edwards .... key grip: second unit (uncredited)
Adam C. Eichhorst .... grip (uncredited)
Harland Espeset .... grip (uncredited)
Fred Folmer .... best boy grip (uncredited)
Samuel Hughes .... electrician (uncredited)
Samuel Hughes .... lighting technician (uncredited)
Alan Jacques .... process photographer (uncredited)
Hugh McCallum .... grip (uncredited)
Larry McConkey .... Steadicam operator (uncredited)
Fred L. McLane .... first assistant camera (uncredited)
Randy Nolen .... Steadicam operator (uncredited)
Ray Ortega .... electrician (uncredited)
Steve Parrington .... video playback engineer (uncredited)
Philip C. Pfeiffer .... director of photography: second unit (uncredited)
 
Animation Department
Paul Golden .... animation producer: Colossal Pictures
Richard Quan .... animation producer: Colossal Pictures
Mike Smith .... animator designer
 
Casting Department
Jane Alderman .... casting: Chicago
Erica Arvold .... casting associate: Chicago
Ronnie Hollis .... location casting assistant: Southwest
Sally Jackson .... location casting: Southwest
Mikella Kievman .... casting assistant
Laurel Miller .... casting assistant
Suzanne Smith .... casting associate
Mary Vernieu .... casting associate
Regina Prokop .... extras casting assistant (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Mark Bridges .... assistant costume designer
Eden Clark Coblenz .... key costumer: Southwest (as Eden E. Clark)
Michelle Kurpaska .... costume supervisor
David Page .... key costumer
Mary Zophres .... assistant costume designer
Susan J. Bonno-Buckner .... wardrobe assistant (uncredited)
David Glaubke .... set costumer (uncredited)
Maryann Scinto .... wardrobe (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Julie Dole .... assistant editor
Quincy Z. Gunderson .... assistant editor (as Quincy Zane Gunderson)
Christine Lee .... assistant editor
Thomas J. Nordberg .... first assistant editor
David Orr .... color timer
John Venzon .... assistant editor
Eric Whitfield .... assistant editor
Charles Bunn .... assistant editor (uncredited)
Babette Dickerson .... post-production intern (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Budd Carr .... executive music producer
Amy Dunn .... assistant music supervisor
Art Ford .... music consultant
Alex Gibson .... music editor
Carlton Kaller .... music editor
Randy Lee .... musician: bass
Sylvia Nestor .... associate music supervisor
Denise Okimoto .... assistant music editor
tomandandy .... composer: additional music
 
Transportation Department
Michael Avallon .... driver
Dan Brizendine .... transportation captain (as Daniel W. Brizendine)
Calvin Chin .... transportation co-captain: Chicago
Peter R. Chittell .... transportation captain (as Peter Chittell)
Richard Deangelo .... transportation captain: Chicago
Dusty Saunders .... transportation coordinator
Ted Basso .... production van driver operator (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Jacolyn Baker .... location manager (as Jacolyn J. Baker)
Tom Berto .... animal wrangler: Southwest
Angela H. Brice .... assistant production coordinator: Chicago
Charles Bunn .... post-production staff assistant (as Charles R. Bunn)
Ian Calip .... staff assistant
Mindy J. Cole .... assistant: Mr. Townsend (as Mindy Cole)
P.J. Connelly .... assistant location manager: Southwest (as P.J. Connolly)
Keith Cooper .... warden: Joliet Correctional Center, Illinois Department of Corrections
Dale Dye .... technical advisor (as Capt. Dale Dye)
Yolande Geralds .... set production assistant: Southwest
Leslie Godfrey .... assistant production coordinator: Los Angeles
Salvador A. Godinez .... warden: Stateville Correctional Center, Illinois Department of Corrections
Debra Hill .... accounting assistant
Rose Hlaing .... production secretary: Chicago
Pamela Hochschartner .... production coordinator
Deirdre Horgan .... script supervisor
Nicholas Irwin .... post-production accountant
James J. Klekowski .... assistant location manager: Chicago
Braden Kuhlman .... production secretary
Diana E. Latham .... production secretary: Chicago (as Diana Latham)
Jay Lehrfeld .... assistant location manager
Todd Lent .... staff assistant
Rick Little .... snake wrangler: Southwest
Arthur Manson .... producers' representative
Christopher Medak .... set production assistant
Leo Meyer .... deputy director: Adult Institutions, Illinois Department of Corrections
Cee Moravec .... staff assistant
Suzanne Schnulle Murphy .... first assistant accountant (as Sue Schnulle Murphy)
Carole Nix .... assistant production coordinator
George Patterson .... office staff assistant: Chicago
Howard Peters .... director: Illinois Department of Corrections
Paul Byrne Prenderville .... set production assistant (as Paul Prenderville)
Susan G. Reifer .... research and clearance
Chris Renna .... production physician (as Christian Renna)
Denyse Rossi .... payroll accountant
Barbara Simpson .... assistant location manager: Southwest
Michael Singer .... unit publicist
Christopher Solmssen .... set production assistant (as Christopher T. Solmssen)
Justin Stanley .... assistant: Mr. Murphy
Barbara-Ann Stein .... controller
Barbara Stoia .... script supervisor
Paul Stojanovich .... video advisor (as Paul Stajanovich)
Amy Tindell .... assistant: Ms. Hamsher
Ron Towery .... stock footage researcher
Lisa Ullmann .... office staff assistant: Chicago
Nadia Venesse .... dialogue coach
Benjamin Von Nagel .... staff assistant
Jerri Whiteman .... second assistant accountant
Calvin Wimmer .... post-production staff assistant
Azita Zendel .... assistant: Mr. Stone
Paula Zimmer .... production secretary: Southwest
Peter D'Alessio .... stand-in (uncredited)
Rob Disner .... production assistant (uncredited)
Gina Genova .... unit manager: Southwest (uncredited)
Moira Michiels .... extras coordinator (uncredited)
Michael Morgenthal .... construction accountant (uncredited)
Clive Ng .... financial services: Triumph Sound Holding (uncredited)
Mia Ries-Wicklund .... extras coordinator (uncredited)
Jeff Smith .... production assistant (uncredited)
Oliver Stone .... executive album producer (uncredited)
Shannon Vergun .... production team: location (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Howard Fabrick .... special thanks
Anne Iverson .... special thanks
Phil Krone .... special thanks
Dean Nakano .... special thanks
Stanley White .... special thanks
Fred Wyche .... special thanks
 
Crew believed to be complete


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MPAA:
Rated R for extreme violence and graphic carnage, for shocking images, and for strong language and sexuality
Runtime:
118 min | USA:122 min (director's cut)
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Aspect Ratio:
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Certification:
Argentina:18 | Australia:R | Belgium:KNT | Brazil:18 | Canada:18A (British Columbia) | Canada:R (Manitoba/Ontario) | Canada:18 (Nova Scotia) | Canada:18+ (Quebec) | Chile:18 | Finland:K-16 | Finland:K-18 (director's cut) | Finland:K-15 (director's cut) | Finland:K-15 (director's cut) (DVD) | France:-16 (director's cut) | France:-16 (original rating) | Germany:18 | Germany:16 (cut) | Hong Kong:III | Iceland:16 | Ireland:(Banned) (original rating) | Ireland:18 (re-rating) | Israel:16 | Italy:VM14 | Japan:R-15 | Mexico:C | Netherlands:16 | New Zealand:R18 | Norway:15 | Norway:18 (DVD rating) | Philippines:(Banned) | Portugal:M/18 (Qualidade) | Singapore:PG | South Korea:18 | Spain:18 | Sweden:15 | Sweden:18 (director's cut, original dvd release) | UK:18 | USA:R | USA:Unrated (director's cut) | USA:NC-17 (original rating)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
The interview between Wayne Gale and Mickey was based upon Geraldo Rivera's interviews with Charles Manson and the infamous Mike Wallace interview with Manuel Noriega.See more »
Goofs:
Incorrectly regarded as goofs: No-one would be physically or mentally capable of casually walking around a shop after being bitten by a rattlesnake. However, as director Oliver Stone points out on his DVD commentary track, the snakebites are not supposed to be taken literally, but as a metaphoric infusion of 'knowledge' from the Indian shaman. He acknowledges that in reality, they should be dead, but he argues that the film is not a realistic depiction of reality.See more »
Quotes:
[Guns aimed at each other]
Mickey:Looks like we got us a Mexican Standoff.
Jack Scagnetti:We've had this day from the beginning, huh, Mickey? Now slide that shotgun over here. Put your hands on your head and your head against the floor!
Mickey:Or what, you'll wound me? I could blow you in half and you know it.
Jack Scagnetti:I never wounded anything in my life. I got you locked right between the eyes, Mickey. I've had you locked from the jump, you phony!
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FAQ

Is Mallory Kevin's mother?
What are the deleted scenes on the DVD?
I've heard Quentin Tarantino hated the film. Is this accurate?
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8 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Was it worth all the controversy?, 3 July 2002
Author: bob the moo from United Kingdom

Mickey and Mallory Knox are lovers. She is beaten and abused by her father until Mickey rescues her by killing them. Bound together by blood they go on a killing spree across Middle America. As they go they become media celebrities as the television crews glamorise what they do. However it isn't long before they are caught and sent to prison. However a live television interview with Mickey offers him the chance to turn events to his advantage.

Stone's film was cursed with controversy in the UK. Mostly because it was seen as glamorising or trivialising serial killers but also because it had been originally a script by Tarantino, who had already had one film banned in the UK at this point. The media frenzy was uncalled for because really the film takes swipes at the media for the way they build killers up into minor stars, with column inches and TV specials etc. However the film benefited from the hype by covering over the fact that it isn't really a very good film!

The first half is mainly them killing people, and can get pretty unpleasant and relentless to watch. The second half allows for more comment on the media etc and is better for it – despite still having violence glamorised to some extent. The film is Stone trying to be hip and almost getting it. He uses comic book images and inter-cut shots of violence etc to show what's in the characters heads during the film. It is quite well done but doesn't feel like Stone.

Sadly his content lets him down. Only bits of the second half feel like he's making some kind of point and this is almost nullified by the fact that the violence of the first half is so well put together and full of clever ideas (like basing them on old TV shows) that it could be accused on being hypocritical by attacking the media for glamorising killers. However he does get good performances.

Woody Harrelson (Woody in Cheers! What have they done to you?) is really good if a little too convincing. Lewis is OK but I always find her whiney voice to be irritating. Solid roles are put in by the support cast – and they are used to illustrate the points made in the second half. Robert Downey Jnr is great, Tom Sizemore is good and Tommy Lee Jones just plays a cartoon character.

As a pop-culture movie it's worth watching as the video editing etc is really effective (even if it does feel like an old man trying to fit in), however as social comment it is bogus and has been done better elsewhere. The second half is worth watching but sadly this means having to sit through the whole first hour.

Overall this only made money in the UK because the media frenzy around it where all the `we'll all be killed in our beds' tabloids made a big deal out of it. Without that this would have been a failed message movie that falls into the very trap that it criticises others for – glamorising violence and murderers. Worth watching for the visual effects and nothing more.

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