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17 November 1995 (USA) See more »
On Christmas Eve, a regretful husband admits to his high-spirited wife that he has hired a contract killer to take her out. She immediately flees. A nice couple offers her shelter, but everyone have dark secrets in this wacky movie. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Mia Farrow ... Rachel

Tony Goldwyn ... Tom
Juana Barrios ... Female Reporter Re: Fire
Mike Heibeck ... Fireman
Vee Brown ... Anchor Person Re: Jogger
Jack Gilpin ... Weatherman

Scott Glenn ... Lloyd

Mary-Louise Parker ... Pooty
William Duell ... Roy

Deborah Rush ... Trish
Anthony Pagano ... Small Boy In Therapy

Debra Monk ... Therapist

Giancarlo Esposito ... Host Tim Timko
Joanne Krispin ... Beautiful Twin
Lisa Krispin ... Beautiful Twin

Mary Beth Peil ... Bartender
Lindsay Mae Sawyer ... Little Rachel

William Fichtner ... Rachel's Father
William Preston ... Porter
John Magill ... Cashier At Liquor Store

Zach Grenier ... Anchor Person Re: Trish
Lisa Louise Langford ... Anne Lacher-Holden

Eileen Brennan ... Sister Margaret
Walter Bryant ... Doctor
Doug Barron ... TV Director
Maureen Silliman ... Shelter Reporter
Ron Bagden ... Young Shelter Volunteer
Ladd Patellis ... Man In Mask
Pat Distefano ... TV Technician (as Pat DiStefano)
Elijah Nicole Rosello ... Granddaughter

Nancy Marchand ... Grandmother

Nesbitt Blaisdell ... Grandfather

Stephen Dorff ... Tom Jr.
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
John D. Bair ... News Crew (uncredited)

Directed by
Norman René 
Writing credits
Craig Lucas (written by)

Craig Lucas  play (uncredited)

Produced by
Alysse Bezahler .... line producer
Amy J. Kaufman .... producer
Lindsay Law .... executive producer
Original Music by
Stephen Endelman (music by)
Cinematography by
Frederick Elmes (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Michael Berenbaum (film editor)
Casting by
Kerry Barden 
Billy Hopkins 
Suzanne Smith 
Production Design by
Andrew Jackness 
Art Direction by
Philip Messina 
Set Decoration by
Daniel Boxer 
Costume Design by
Walker Hicklin 
Makeup Department
Bobby H. Grayson .... key hair/designer
Patricia Regan .... key make-up artist (as Patricia Schenkel Regan)
Production Management
Jane Barrer .... unit manager
Kathy Compton .... assistant unit manager
Amy J. Kaufman .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Steve Apicella .... first assistant director (as Stephen Apicella)
Mary-Jane April .... second assistant director
Brian A. York .... dga trainee (as Brian Andrews York)
Nicholas Wolfert .... second second assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
Sarah Annabella Altman .... additional scenic (as Sarah Mink)
William Beaumont .... construction production assistant
Judson Bell .... carpenter (as Judson B. Bell V)
Shirley Belwood .... assistant prop master (as Shirley J. Belwood)
Paula Bird .... scenic artist
David Henry Buck .... lead carpenter
Blake Burba .... draftsman
Sophie Carlhian .... lead scenic artist
Brad Casey .... construction production assistant
Edward Darby .... scenic artist
Derek Decelles .... additional dresser
Anthony DeFrancesco .... additional dresser
Cheryl Dewardener .... scenic artist (as Cheryl DeWardener)
Ruth Ann Donovan .... additional props
Daniel Finn .... construction rigger (as Dan Finn)
Ray Fisher .... lead man
Rafael Fraguada .... additional carpenter
Kyra Friedman Curcio .... assistant set decorator (as Kyra Friedman)
Gayle Gilberto .... dresser
Terry Goodhue .... dresser
Buzz Gray .... greensman: Cinescape
Greg Hagler .... carpenter (as Greg Vaughn Hagler)
Donna J. Hattin .... scenic foreman (as Donna Hattin)
Mary Hopkins .... scenic artist
Heather S. Jenkins .... art department coordinator
John R. Johnston .... construction coordinator
Barbara A. Kastner .... prop master
Lori A. Lopes .... construction buyer (as Lori Lopes)
Eric Matheson .... general foreman
Karen Menze .... scenic artist
Kristen Toscano Messina .... on set dresser (as Kristin Messina)
Joe Miko .... dresser
John Moran .... on set dresser
Ken Nelson .... construction coordinator: Keystone Scenery
Adam Novich .... construction grip
Richard Oeser .... additional carpenter
Rich Pashayan .... carpenter
Rebecca Pease .... scenic artist
Erika Petersson .... dresser
Buster Pile .... carpenter (as Eugene Pile)
Robert Schleinig .... dresser
Kevin Sciotto .... scenic artist
Nancy Sepe .... paint assistant
David Stein .... assistant art director
Eric Stepper .... additional props
Theodore Suchecki .... carpenter
Barbara J. Taylor .... charge scenic artist
Kenneth Weinberg .... dresser
Arthur A. Wood III .... dresser (as Arthur Wood)
Sound Department
Michael Barosky .... sound mixer
Bradford L. Hohle .... stereo consultant: Dolby
George A. Lara .... foley engineer (as George Lara)
Tommy Louie .... boom
Jac Rubenstein .... adr editor
Jac Rubenstein .... dialogue editor
Ira Spiegel .... sound supervisor
Dominick Tavella .... sound mixer: Sound One
Zeborah Tidwell .... assistant sound editor (as Zeborah K. Tidwell)
Brian Vancho .... foley walker
Special Effects by
John Cahill .... additional effects
Peter Kunz .... special effects
Harold McConnell .... additional effects
Paul Richards .... additional effects
Michael Wiegand .... additional effects
James Marchione .... additional effects (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
David Baskin .... model construction
David Baskin .... model maker
David Cerulli .... model assistant (as David 'Treeman' Cerulli)
Bill Hansard .... projection scenes (as Billy Hansard)
Jamey Pryde .... process photography coordinator
Mark Stein .... miniature effects supervisor
Peter Bucossi .... stunt coordinator
Don Hewitt .... male stunt driver
Janet Paparazzo .... female stunt driver
Deborah Watkins .... stunt double: Rachel (as Debbie Watkins)
Camera and Electrical Department
Alison Barton .... additional electric
Bob Becchio .... second assistant camera
Tony Campenni .... dolly grip
Joe Collins .... additional second assistant camera
Mike DeCristofaro .... additional grip (as Michael DeCristofaro)
James W. Finnerty .... key grip (as Jimmy Finnerty Jr.)
Brad Goss .... additional grip
Andy Harris .... first assistant camera
Timothy Healy .... electric (as Timoth Healy)
David Larue .... grip
Jonathan Lumley .... gaffer
John Mazzola .... best boy grip
Jon Montgomery .... electric
Phil Oetiker .... camera operator
Rocco Palmieri .... electric
Linda Phillips .... additional electric
Brian A. Pitts .... additional electric (as Brian Pitts)
John Seakwood .... still photographer
Peter Walts .... best boy electric
William M. Weberg .... grip (as William Weberg)
Tom Houghton .... director of photography: second unit (uncredited)
Casting Department
Jane Barrer .... extras casting
Kathy Compton .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Alyson Hui .... assistant costume designer
Jennifer Ingram .... wardrobe supervisor
Carolyn Lassek .... wardrobe production assistant
MaryAnn D. Smith .... wardrobe department coordinator (as Maryann D. Smith)
Marsha Spencer .... seamstress
Editorial Department
Vida Fitzgerald .... apprentice editor
Gary Levy .... assistant editor
Music Department
Suzana Peric .... music editor
Randall Poster .... music supervisor (as Randy Poster)
Transportation Department
Francis Connolly Jr. .... transportation captain
Peter Connors .... utility driver: New York
Joseph Paprota .... utility driver: New York
Tom Romano .... driver: cast
Ray Sullivan .... utility driver: New York (as Raymond Sullivvan)
Other crew
Scott Ambrozy .... key set production assistant
Carl Bernzweig .... assistant: to Ms. Tross
Beth Boyd .... production coordinator (as Beth A. Boyd)
Timothy W. Brennan .... for: Playhouse International Pictures
Christine Cafasso .... assistant: to Mia Farrow
Lynn Colatrella .... stand-in: Rachel
Cindy Craig .... key set production assistant
Clare Dacey .... office production assistant
Doriane Elliott .... stand-in: Pooty
Adiel J. Eshkenazi .... film runner (as Adiel Eshkenazi)
Matthew T. Gannon .... for: Playhouse International Pictures
Senqua Hernandez .... intern
Lynn Holst .... for: Playhouse International Pictures
Sarah Hopkins .... for: Playhouse International Pictures
M.A. Howard .... rehearsal manager
Julie Hymen .... for: Playhouse International Pictures
Debra Kletter .... assistant to the director
Lindsay Law .... for: Playhouse International Pictures
Amy Leigh Johnson .... unit publicist
Barbara Lucey .... production accountant
Barbara Ludlum .... for: Playhouse International Pictures
Marybeth Marchand .... set production assistant
Gretchen McGowan .... assistant accountant
Len Murach .... film runner
Alex Nunez .... set production assistant
Reina Platt .... assistant production coordinator (as Reina L. Platt)
Regina M. Porter .... for: Playhouse International Pictures (as Regina Porter)
Jamey Pryde .... assistant to the producer
Wendy Lee Roberts .... script supervisor (as Wendy Roberts)
Jeanette Salfeety .... set production assistant
Deidre Schrowang .... office production assistant
Sandra Schulberg .... for: Playhouse International Pictures
Keith Siglinger .... stand-in: Tom
J. Michael Stremel .... for: Playhouse International Pictures
Don Striano .... stand-in: Lloyd
Wally Sudik .... intern
Roberta Lynn Tross .... legal counsel
Keith Vinci .... sign language assistant
Michael Wallace .... craft service
Leslie Warren .... consultant: sign language
Robert Boyd .... the production would like to thank
Steve Castellano .... the production would like to thank: Todd-AO Studios
Louis D'Agostino .... the production would like to thank: Local 644 (as Lou D'Agostino)
Richard Gibbons .... special appreciation
Jerome Kauff .... the production would like to thank: Kauff, McCalin, McGuire
Kenneth Jay Lane .... the production would like to thank
Matt Loeb .... the production would like to thank: IA East Coast Council
Kevin McKenna .... the production would like to thank
Bill Nisselson .... the production would like to thank: Sound One
Tom O'Donnell Jr. .... the production would like to thank: Local 817 (as Thomas O'Donnell Jr.)
Rich Oriente .... special appreciation
Keith Overland .... the production would like to thank
Lori Overland .... the production would like to thank
Nic Ratner .... the production would like to thank
Willie Reale .... the production would like to thank
Brian Redmond .... special appreciation
Al Sherman .... the production would like to thank: Laidlaw Transit
Eric Shonz .... the production would like to thank
Robin Urdang .... the production would like to thank
Grethe Zbinden .... special appreciation
Crew believed to be complete

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Additional Details

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Rated PG-13 for complex psychological themes and some disturbing images
91 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Australia:M | USA:PG-13 (certificate #33841)

Did You Know?

Reckless was first staged by The Production Company in 1983 under the direction of Norman René, who also directed the movie. It underwent some revisions and had other productions, with the first performance of the 1985 published version occurring on 14 September 1988 at New York's Circle Repertory Company, again directed by Norman René. More recently it had a Broadway revival. Previews began on 23 September 2004; the opening on 14 October 2004 and closing on 19 December 2004 after 77 total performances. Mary-Louise Parker who played Pooty in the movie, took the lead role as Rachel and Debra Monk repeated her movie role in the Broadway run.See more »
Rachel:Who's Mistress Eakens? I'm supposed to take this to Mistress Eakens? Do you know who she is? Mistress Eakens? Do you know what I'm talking about?
Rachel:Mistress Eakens, I think he said.
Trish:Mister Seakins?
Rachel:Oh, I thought he said Mistress Eakens. I thought that was an unusual name.
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Movie Connections:
Spoofs "Let's Make a Deal" (1963)See more »
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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
In many ways a brilliant film., 12 April 2008
Author: reviewerinoimdbino from United States

I was going to be all apologetic for praising this film, but if you look at the ratings for this in detail you'll see that the MAJORITY of people give this film a rating of 5 and above. So how does IMDb arrive at its "weighted average" of 4.4? Ridiculous. Lots of '9's and '10's--and are we to think that all of those '5's, '6's, '7's, and '8's are put in to 'game the system'? Puh-lease.

The only thing that keeps this movie from being a '10' for me is the fact that it's crazy plot developments keep coming and coming and coming, with a ton of false endings. It gives you a headache.

But the utter brilliance of so much of this film--Deborah Rush as Trish the embezzler is, all on her own, worth the price of admission! The surprising twists with the Mary-Louise Parker character? The brilliant art direction, with its warped vision of our heroine's world as a winter wonderland in a snow globe gone mad? The plain old beauty of Stephen Dorff? There is A LOT to love about this movie. If you love movies, if you care about and are interested in movies as an art form, you will want to see this movie.

It's incredibly funny, it's beautiful, it's strange, it's wearying. It's not for everyone, but I wouldn't want to be everyone. If you're thoughtful, intelligent, and patient, you will appreciate the superb acting, film-making, and atmosphere this film provides.

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