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Writers (WGA):
Chazz Palminteri (play)
Chazz Palminteri (screenplay)
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Release Date:
3 April 1996 (USA) See more »
A comedy about a wife, her husband and his hit man. See more »
A depressed housewife whose husband is having an affair contemplates suicide, but changes her mind when she faces death by a killer hired to do her in. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cher can be a good actress - but not always See more (19 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Cher ... Margaret

Chazz Palminteri ... Tony

Ryan O'Neal ... Jack Connor

Paul Mazursky ... Dr. Susskind

Amber Smith ... Debbie

Elisa Leonetti ... Maria
Mark Nassar ... Maria's Boyfriend

Stephen Spinella ... Young Man at Rolls

Jeffrey Wright ... Young Man at Rolls
David Marino ... Little Tony
Steven Randazzo ... Tony's Father
Olinda Turturro ... Tony's Mother
Max Norat ... Jewelery Store Salesman

Allison Janney ... Saleslady
Chris O'Neill ... Priest
Michael Mulheren ... Foreman

Jerry Walsh ... Trucking Dispatcher

Gianna Palminteri ... Teacher (as Gianna Ranaudo)
Omar Scroggins ... Kid (as Omar Sharif Scroggins)
Zakee Howze ... Kid

Paul Ronan ... Young Guy in Car

Steve Carrieri ... Young Guy in Car
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

George G. Colucci ... Man on the Street (uncredited)

Directed by
Paul Mazursky 
Writing credits
Chazz Palminteri (play)

Chazz Palminteri (screenplay)

Produced by
Nan Bernstein Freed .... line producer
Henry Bronchtein .... associate producer
Robert De Niro .... producer
Peter Gatien .... executive producer
Dan Lauria .... executive producer
Jane Rosenthal .... producer
Geoffrey Taylor .... co-producer
Original Music by
Phillip Johnston 
Cinematography by
Fred Murphy (director of photography)
Conrad L. Hall (segment) (uncredited)
Film Editing by
Nicholas C. Smith 
Casting by
Ellen Chenoweth 
Production Design by
Jeffrey Townsend 
Art Direction by
Caty Maxey 
Set Decoration by
Justin Scoppa Jr. 
Costume Design by
Hope Hanafin 
Makeup Department
Colleen Callaghan .... hair stylist: Cher
Leonard Engelman .... makeup artist: Cher
Michael Laudati .... makeup assistant
Renate Leuschner .... wig maker (as Renate Lauchner-Pless)
Craig Lyman .... makeup artist
Peggy Schierholz .... key hair stylist
Production Management
Nan Bernstein Freed .... unit production manager
Craig Gering .... executive in charge of production: Tribeca
Michael J. Harker .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Henry Bronchtein .... first assistant director
Michael DeCasper .... second assistant director
Michael Smith .... dga trainee
Art Department
Richard T. Allen .... carpenter (as Dick Allen)
Lawrence Amanuel .... assistant property assistant
James J. Archer .... set dresser (as James Archer)
Shirley Belwood .... assistant property master
Tommy Boles .... construction coordinator
Peter K. Dunbar .... lead man
Jim Fredericks .... set dresser (as James Fredericks)
Tom Gilligan .... construction grip
Peter Hackman .... scenic charge
Lee Howard .... set dresser
Jessica Johnson Tavenner .... production assistant (as Jessica Johnson)
Barbara A. Kastner .... property master (as Barbara Kastner)
Caryl Loeb .... camera scenic artist
Emily Loreto .... art department coordinator
Roger Shank .... assistant to production designer
Joan Winters .... graphic designer
Jeffrey Rollins .... set dresser (uncredited)
Sound Department
Mark Berger .... supervising re-recording mixer
Ed Callahan .... sound editor
Abby Cantor .... apprentice sound effects editor
Yin Cantor .... additional dialogue editor
Patrick Cyccone Jr. .... additional dialogue recording mixer
Bill Daly .... sound mixer
Peter Darmi .... sound mixing engineer
Peter Darmi .... sound recording engineer
Adam De Coster .... additional foley walker
Francesca Dodd .... adr editor
Patrick Dodd .... supervising dialogue editor
Patrick Dodd .... supervising sound editor
Richard Duarte .... foley mixer
Malcolm Fife .... foley editor
Frank Fleming .... sound recordist
Keith Gardner .... boom operator
Samuel H. Hinckley .... sound effects editor
Erik R. Kraber .... assistant sound effects editor
Patricio A. Libenson .... dialogue editor
Hugh Little .... cable person
Jennifer Myers .... foley artist
Jennifer Myers .... foley walker
Margie O'Malley .... foley walker
David Parker .... sound effects editor
Richard D. Rogers .... additional effects recording mixer
Daniel Sperry .... stereo sound consultant: Dolby
Lisa Storer .... first assistant sound editor
Linda Lew .... foley recordist (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Mark Bero .... special effects assistant
Wilfred Caban .... special effects foreman
Steven Kirshoff .... special effects supervisor (as Steve Kirshoff)
Peter Bucossi .... stunt coordinator
Peter Bucossi .... stunts
Vic Bucossi .... stunt driver
Camera and Electrical Department
Bob Becchio .... second assistant camera
Joe Collins .... second assistant camera
Jerry DeBlau .... gaffer
Peter Girolami .... electrician
Donald Glenn .... grip
Louis Goldman .... still photographer
Dennis Green .... 24 frame video operator
Larry Huston .... first assistant camera
Paul Kinghan .... electrician
Sal Lanza .... grip
Edward W. Lowry .... dolly grip
Richard Mader Jr. .... video playback operator
Larry McConkey .... Steadicam operator
Larry McConkey .... camera operator
Fred Muller .... electrician
John Panuccio .... key rigging grip
Peter John Petraglia .... best boy electric
Robert T. Prate .... grip
Tom Prate .... key grip
Sean Strong .... camera trainee
Joseph Trammell .... 24 frame video operator (as Joe Tramell)
Casting Department
Grant Wilfley .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
William A. Campbell .... wardrobe supervisor
Irene Ferrari .... wardrobe supervisor
Cheryl Kilbourne-Kimpton .... costumer
Juliet Polcsa .... assistant costume designer
Mirena Rada .... costume illustrator
Editorial Department
Eric Bergman .... post-production assistant
Scott Bokun .... assistant editor: New York
Pamela Chmiel .... assistant editor: New York
Daniel Craven .... apprentice editor: Los Angeles
Samuel Craven .... assistant editor: Los Angeles
Greg Finton .... assistant editor: Los Angeles
Simeon Hutner .... assistant editor: Los Angeles
Dan O'Grady .... negative cutter
Tom Salvatore .... color timer
Nicole Smith .... associate editor
John Spence .... assistant editor: Los Angeles
Peter Mergus .... post-production assistant (uncredited)
Music Department
Chandra Beard .... music supervisor
Chris Berg .... score preparation
Dick Bernstein .... additional music editor (as Richard Bernstein)
Samantha Black .... assistant music producer
Sally Boldt .... music editor
David Brendel .... associate music producer
Andrew Caploe .... music producer
Jamie Madden .... music coordinator: Irish music
Curt Sobel .... preview music editor (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Robert Buckman .... driver
Thomas Buckman .... driver
Fred Forster .... picture cars finishing
Michael Hedderman .... driver
Richard Holston .... teamster coordinator
Michael Hyde .... teamster captain
Jon M. Johnson .... parking coordinator (as Jon Johnson)
Robert 'Bull' Maher .... driver
Edward O'Donnell .... driver
Other crew
Maria Arago .... assistant: Mr. Palminteri
Laura Berning .... location assistant
Maria T. Bierniak .... location coordinator
Kenneth G. Brown .... set production assistant
Cara Butler .... choreographer
Al Cerullo .... helicopter pilot
Kay Chapin .... script supervisor
Daniel Coss .... location assistant
Michael Crimi .... production assistant
Nick Dolan .... house manager
Wayne Fitzgerald .... title designer
Ted Flaxman .... video consultant
Zetna Fuentes .... assistant: Ms. Rosenthal
Betsy Fuhr .... post-production accountant
Kathleen Gallagher .... assistant: Mr. Mazursky
Ken Gerson .... adr loop group
Michele Giordano .... production coordinator
Donny Golden .... dance coordinator: Irish dance
Michele Grant .... production secretary
Dylan Hopkins .... set production assistant
Jessica Johnson Tavenner .... production assistant (as Jessica Johnson)
Kate Kelly .... assistant production coordinator
Amy Lauritsen .... key production assistant
Sirr Less .... production assistant
Preston Miller .... production assistant
Tracy Mitchell .... payroll clerk
Preston Nunez .... production assistant
Gerald Orange .... security officer
Gina Salerno .... assistant: Mr. Mazursky
Dana Seltzer Levin .... assistant production accountant
Michael Sena .... trainer: Mr. Palmenteri
Lucille Smith .... production accountant
Betsy Sokolow .... publicist
Adam Sternin .... production assistant
Tony Vitale .... location coordinator
Cheryl Wright .... assistant post-production accountant

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
Rated R for language and sex-related dialogue
91 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Australia:M | Canada:14A (Ontario) | Germany:12 | Iceland:12 | Portugal:M/12 | Singapore:NC-16 | Spain:13 | UK:15 (TV rating) | USA:R (certificate #33683)
Filming Locations:

Did You Know?

Elizabeth Taylor and Paul Newman were originally down to play the parts later taken up by Cher and Ryan O'Neal.See more »
Continuity: The sandwich that Margaret is eating.See more »
Margaret:Ya know cuz you'll do anything for someone you love, except love them again.See more »
Movie Connections:
References The Rains of Ranchipur (1955)See more »
First TyphoonSee more »


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9 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Cher can be a good actress - but not always, 1 January 1999
Author: Dominik Kleebach ( from Surheim, Germany

"Faithful" is a worth-watching film, somewhere between comedy and drama, but not tragicomedy. It stars Cher as a rich but rejected wife who wants to take her life on her 20th anniversary. But then a hitman hired by her husband gets into her house. He ties her to a chair and they start to talk - as it's an adaption of a play - and slowly Cher's wish to live on is growing. The dialogue is quite spirited and also funny, you shouldn't miss it. And it's pretty cool when the hitman is making phone-calls to his psychiatrist and vice versa, again and again. You have to enjoy this, it's almost 'tarantinoesque', but better, because there is no celebration of violence here. Nevertheless, in the end it gets kind of disturbing and boring. Now the movie finally suffers from the fact that basically only three actors are involved. Cher's acting is very good in the beginning, her facial acting is fabulous when portraying the desperate woman meeting her killer. But from the moment when her husband (Ryan O'Neal) returns, her character is much less convincing and her face of vivid emotion turns a face of a pale mask of make-up, which - forgive me - she may think makes her look one or two decades younger. Now my vote: 7 out of 10!

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