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Writers (WGA):
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There is no honour amongst thieves.
A man who has failed as a father and husband commits a heist to make money for his fledging business, but things become complicated when his wife interferes. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Jack Nicholson ... Alex Gates

Stephen Dorff ... Jason

Jennifer Lopez ... Gabriela 'Gabby'

Judy Davis ... Suzanne

Michael Caine ... Victor 'Vic' Spansky

Harold Perrineau ... Henry

Robyn Peterson ... Dina Reese

Mike Starr ... Mike
John Seitz ... Mr. Frank Reese

Marc Macaulay ... Guard

Dan Daily ... Todd
Marta Velasco ... Gabriela's Cousin

Thom Christopher ... Jeweller #1

Mario Ernesto Sánchez ... Artie, Fishing Ace
John Hackett ... Gas Station Attendant
Hector Montano ... Gabriela's Grandfather
Vanessa L. Hernandez ... Little Cuban Girl

Carmen López ... Head Nurse

Antoni Corone ... Caribbean Club Bartender
Jim Torres Towers ... Father of Gabriela's Cousin
Glice Montano ... Gabriela's Grandmother
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Robert Catrini ... Rick (uncredited)
Orlando Delbert ... Dock Worker (uncredited)

Directed by
Bob Rafelson 
Writing credits
Nick Villiers (story) &
Bob Rafelson (story)

Nick Villiers (screenplay) and
Alison Cross (screenplay)

Produced by
Chris Auty .... executive producer
Hercules Bellville .... co-producer
Kathleen M. Courtney .... associate producer (as Kathleen Courtney)
Noah Golden .... co-producer
Terry Miller .... associate producer
Jeremy Thomas .... producer
Bernard Williams .... executive producer (as Bernie Williams)
Original Music by
Michal Lorenc 
Cinematography by
Newton Thomas Sigel (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Steven Cohen 
Casting by
Dianne Crittenden 
Production Design by
Richard Sylbert 
Set Decoration by
William Kemper Wright 
Costume Design by
Lindy Hemming 
Makeup Department
Jay Cannistraci .... makeup artist
Donna Battersby Greene .... hair stylist (as Donna Pattersby Greene)
Linda Melazzo .... makeup artist (as Linda V. Melazzo)
Joy Zapata .... key hair stylist
Production Management
Kathleen M. Courtney .... production supervisor (as Kathleen Courtney)
Michael J. Harker .... post-production supervisor
Bernard Williams .... unit production manager (as Bernie Williams)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Bud Davis .... second unit director (as George Bud Davis)
Melanie Grefe .... first assistant director: second unit
Terry Miller .... first assistant director
Michael Viglietta .... second assistant director
Kevin Williams .... second second assistant director
Art Department
Marc Baird .... storyboard artist
Steve Christensen .... general construction manager
John T. Davoren Jr. .... set dresser
Daniel Duarte .... paint supervisor
Jose Duarte .... head scenic
Stephen P. Durante .... lead person
Roger Irvin .... construction coordinator
Geri Lynn Peterson .... assistant property master
Frank A. Raffa Jr. .... set dresser
Jeremy Alan Read .... assistant property master
Philip Schneider .... property master
Gayle Simon .... art department coordinator
Mark Sylbert .... assistant art director
Rod England .... greens (uncredited)
Eric Weiler .... lead man (uncredited)
Lewis Zucker .... assistant property master (uncredited)
Sound Department
Frank Canonica .... supervising sound recordist: mix stage
Kevin Cerchiai .... cable person (as Kevin J. Cerchiai)
Peter J. Devlin .... sound mixer
Malcolm Fife .... foley editor
Sukey Fontelieu .... dialogue editor
Rick Hart .... sound re-recording mixer
Anne Laing .... assistant sound editor
Chuck Michael .... sound effects editor
Marnie Moore .... foley artist
Douglas Murray .... dialogue editor (as Doug Murray)
Margie O'Malley .... foley artist
Karen Rester .... first assistant sound editor
Leslie Shatz .... sound designer
Leslie Shatz .... sound re-recording mixer
Daniel Sperry .... stereo sound consultant: Dolby (as Dan Sperry)
Greg Steele .... adr mixer (as Gregg Steele)
Nancy Tracy .... assistant dialogue editor
Tami Treadwell .... adr recordist
Scott Warren .... boom operator
Special Effects by
Larry Addison .... mold and skin crew: Jim Henson's Creature Shop
David Barrington-Holt .... creative supervisor: Jim Henson's Creature Shop (as David Barrington Holt)
Matt J. Britton .... general manager: Jim Henson's Creature Shop
Robert Cates .... special effects foreperson
James Edson .... production coordinator: Jim Henson's Creature Shop (as Jim Edson)
Matthew 'Chief' Flesher .... mold and skin crew: Jim Henson's Creature Shop (as Matt Flesher)
Guy Himber .... lead mechanic: Jim Henson's Creature Shop
Guy Himber .... project manager: Jim Henson's Creature Shop
Phil Jackson .... mold department supervisor: Jim Henson's Creature Shop
Robin Jackson-Moore .... mold and skin crew: Jim Henson's Creature Shop
Richard Lee Jones .... special effects supervisor (as Rick Jones)
Tom Killeen .... painter: Jim Henson's Creature Shop
Marc Martin .... shop runner: Jim Henson's Creature Shop
Marc Mercury .... special effects
Michael A. Pearce .... mold and skin crew: Jim Henson's Creature Shop
Jake Lee .... creature shop mechanical department (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Jeff Wells .... digital effects artist: Pacific Title Digital (uncredited)
Jennifer Badger .... stunts
Tom Bahr .... stunts
Chick Bernhardt .... stunt double: Jack Nicholson
Chick Bernhardt .... stunts
Bud Davis .... stunt coordinator
Danny Downey .... stunts
Beau Gibson .... stunts
Cort Hessler .... stunts
Artie Malesci .... stunts
Lynn Salvatori .... stunts
Bill Scharpf .... stunts
Dennis Scott .... assistant stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Robert C. Carlson .... first assistant camera
Mike Clayton .... grip
Mike Clayton .... key grip: second unit
Paul Goodstein .... grip (as Paul H. Goodstein)
Rodger Kelderman .... musco light operator
Jamie Klein .... second company grip
Edward Knott III .... dolly grip (as Edward James Knott III)
David M. Lang .... second assistant camera: second unit (as David Lang)
Henry Lopez Jr. .... video assist operator: second unit
Peter Manno .... second assistant camera (as Peter K. Manno)
John McGowan .... first assistant camera: second unit
Michael McGowan .... camera operator
Michael McGowan .... director of photography: second unit
Mike McGowan .... second assistant camera: second unit (as Mike McGowan Jr.)
David L. Merrill .... first company grip
Gordon Miller .... camera operator: second unit
Kai Morbey .... electrician
Peter Mountain .... special still photographer
Anthony G. Nakonechnyj .... chief lighting technician (as Tony 'Nako' Nakonechnyj)
Wayne Schneiderman .... electrician
Renee Schuyten .... camera loader (as Renee J. Schuyten)
Bill Seckel .... gaffer: second unit
William Smaling .... assistant chief lighting technician (as Bill Smalling)
Dan Squires .... camera apprentice (as Captain Dan Squires)
Fred Valentine .... electrician (as Frederick Valentine)
Glenn Watson .... still photographer
Chris Young .... grip
Tod Olivieri .... electrician (uncredited)
Herb Silverman .... electrician (uncredited)
Fred Valentine .... rigging gaffer (uncredited)
Casting Department
Yvonne Casas .... additional extras casting (as Ivonne Casas)
Barbara Collins .... casting associate
Ken Lazer .... casting assistant: Florida
Lori Wyman .... casting: Florida (as Lori S. Wyman)
Lori Wyman .... extras casting (as Lori S. Wyman)
Anna Liza Recto .... casting assistant: New York (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Heather Holmes .... set costumer
Susan Salzano .... set costumer
Maria Tortu .... assistant costume designer
Debbie Travis .... costumer: Mr. Nicholson
Editorial Department
Mike Amici .... editorial intern
Eric Bergman .... post-production coordinator
Gary Burritt .... negative cutter
Lance Chapman .... apprentice editor
Julie Daggett .... editorial production assistant
Val Keller .... editorial production assistant
Scot Scalise .... first assistant editor
Alexis Seymour .... assistant editor: avid
Mike Stanwick .... color timer (as Michael Stanwick)
Robert Leader .... assistant editor (uncredited)
Music Department
Peter Afterman .... music supervisor
Tadeusz Karolak .... conductor
Ewa Kurpinska .... music preparation
Michal Lorenc .... orchestrator
Michal Lorenc .... score producer
Tadeusz Mieczkowski .... music recordist (as Tadeusz Meczkowski)
Steven Scott Smalley .... orchestrator
Curt Sobel .... music producer
Curt Sobel .... orchestrator
Curt Sobel .... score producer
Armin Steiner .... music mixer
Elizabeth Wendel .... associate music supervisor
Geoff Stradling .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Christopher Chiofalo .... transportation captain (as Chris Chiofalo)
Joyce M. Lark .... transportation coordinator
Other crew
Josue Aguilar .... production assistant (as Josue D. Aguilar)
Tom Bahr .... marine coordinator
Paul Baker .... production assistant
Mark Boretti .... translator: Mr. Lorenc
Will Brantley .... craft service
Anne Cabral .... key office production assistant (as Anne E. Cabral)
Diane Calhoun .... set production assistant: second unit
Ana Carballosa .... dialect coach
Kenneth J. Cooney .... assistant location manager
Jocelyn Cousins .... assistant: Mr. Thomas
Jason Dudek .... production intern
Kathy Edwards .... assistant accountant (as Kathy Dawn Edwards)
Kimberly Edwards .... post-production accountant (as Kimberly Edwards Shapiro)
Charlotte Fodor .... production intern
Debby Freeman .... assistant production coordinator
Leigh French .... adr loop group: Custom Looping
Michelle Greb .... production intern
Carol Green .... unit publicist
Douglas Hansen .... production financing: Banque Paribas, Los Angeles Agency
Emmanuelle-Claude Heroux .... production intern
Lisa Marie Hill .... payroll accountant (as Lisa M. Hill)
Tim Koch .... production secretary
Diane Krakower .... assistant: Mr. Nicholson
Cheryl Kurk .... production accountant
Maggie McMonagle .... production associate
Michael Mendelsohn .... production financing: Banque Paribus, Los Angeles Agency
Brian Moon .... set production assistant: second unit
Stacy J. Morris .... co-production secretary
Suzie Neary .... production intern
Jennifer O'Neil .... assistant: Mr. Williams
Damiana Palopoli .... production intern
Ilene Pickus .... script supervisor: second unit
Anna Powell .... assistant: Mr. Auty
Jim Puller .... consultant: fishing (as Captain Jim Puller)
Jennifer Radzikowski .... assistant location manager
Karen Radzikowski .... production assistant
Arlene Rodriguez .... assistant: Ms. Lopez
Dug Rotstein .... script supervisor
Valerie Schields .... location manager
Elayne Schneiderman .... production coordinator
Patrick Selts .... first aid (as Pat Selts)
Sky Siewerski .... assistant: Mr. Dorff
Alexandra Stone .... production executive: RPC
Gabrielle Taurek .... massage therapist
Peggy Tison .... assistant production accountant (as Peggy Anne Tison)
Steve Trombatore .... paymaster
David Orson Wallach .... production intern (as David Wallach)
David Watler .... craft service
Peter Watson .... business affairs: Recorded Pictures Company
Pamela Lyn Weiss .... key set production assistant
Jolene Wolff .... assistant: Mr. Rafelson
Lisa Zusmer DelPrete .... production assistant (as Lisa Zusmer)
Stephan Mallmann .... business affairs: Recorded Pictures Company (uncredited)
Deborah Ross .... title designer: Deborah Ross Film Design (uncredited)
Tim Haslam .... special thanks
Alan G. Randolph .... special thanks: Suntrust Bank officer
Jacek Szumlas .... special thanks
Crew verified as complete

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Rated R for violence and language
101 min
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Michael Caine had decided to quit acting after being greatly disappointed with the production of Bullet to Beijing (1995) (TV) and the sequel, Midnight in Saint Petersburg (1996) (TV). Jack Nicholson convinced Caine to come out of retirement to work on this film. Caine had such a good time that he decided to continue acting.See more »
Continuity: When Jason pulls up to Gabriela's house in his pickup truck with her in the passenger seat, his truck passes the gate in the fence. When he opens the door for her, they are even with the gate.See more »
Gabriela 'Gabby':So where are we going?
Jason:Ah, we got about 4 hours to Cuba.
Gabriela 'Gabby':Oh really. It took me a week - 15 of us on a very small boat.
Jason:I can turned around if you want.
Gabriela 'Gabby':No, it's okay. I like the water. Even when we were coming over, the sea was so beautiful. I never wanted to sleep, I was happy. I was ashamed to be so happy. People were dying.
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5 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Florida noir at it's best since Huston's Key Largo; perhaps Nicholson's most underrated star turn from the 90s, 10 March 2007
Author: MisterWhiplash from United States

I'm not sure why I haven't seen Blood and Wine from start to finish up until today, but it has always been intriguing as that one Jack Nicholson movie I would see in bits and pieces on TV, with J-Lo in an early supporting role as the not-quite femme fatale, and Michael Caine as a guy with a very bad cough. Seeing it today I'm reminded of the classic work Bob Rafelson, director, and Nicholson did back in the 70s, even if they already reached their peak on their first film, Five Easy Pieces. But at the least Blood and Wine represents a return to form for Nicholson under the director he worked with most, either as actor or writer (he co-wrote Head), especially in the F.E.P. role of a SOB, which, of course, is usually as easy for Nicholson as raising up his eyebrows. His character, Alex, is a criminal, but not a very good one, as he isn't entirely able to balance out his goals as a jewel thief and as an adulterer with Lopez's Gabriella. It doesn't help that his wife (Judy Davis) has a son from a previous marriage (Stephen Dorff), who has it in for Alex big-time. Meanwhile, that jewel necklace is almost up in the air, and all his craggy partner, Vic (Michael Caine), can do is cough a lot and act more as a dumb muscle than as a consummate professional.

So in these ingredients, Rafelson and his writers have a classic, cooked-up noir with enough style by its actors and locale to make up for what would be considered 'too violent' to show back in the forties (probably too sexy too, what with Lopez's 'assets'). Rafelson knows this material needs the best cast, and assembled is the best cast for the job, where desperation, greed, proper morality and just a moment of piece of mind get shifted around but are always the constants that all these characters. Nicholson is, well, Nicholson, cold to the bone but also a great liar, violent, passionate, but won't stop till he gets his way. He's not breaking new ground or setting up himself for the usual awards circuits, but it's still very cool to see him playing Alex as believable work of sleaze, almost in the tradition of Bogart (he actually does just as good, if not better, here than he did in Rafelson's 'Postman' remake). Dorff, meanwhile, could be considered the weakest link with a cast like this, but he holds his own fairly well within his character's basic lines, especially when considering the roles he'd have to take later on. Caine is a natural at playing against "type", which doesn't really exist for him, and disappears into this pragmatic but vicious parolee. And actresses like Davis and Lopez fit into their roles in the "noir" mood with equal levels of ease. I wish I could see Lopez in more roles like this where we might not believe totally her intentions for either of the men in her life, but is not necessarily cruel like the old femme fatales either.

Released, as they say, under the radar back in 96, Blood and Wine uses its Miami and Florida locales like they're still lush and lustful and engaging, and the danger here isn't diminished from what's usually expected in the urban cities and dark alleys. Rafelson's got his A-game on here with an enjoyable story where we can guess pretty much where it will lead- the wills of men tested head-to-head- but it's a lot of harsh fun getting there.

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