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Writer (WGA):
David Epstein (written by)
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Release Date:
25 October 1996 (USA) See more »
One foot in the door. The other one in the gutter.
Jerry and his two pals, Russ and Syd, are just looking for some easy money to help them break out of their nowhere lives in their nowhere town... See more » | Add synopsis »
2 wins & 1 nomination See more »
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great movie - GREAT MUSIC!!! See more (13 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

William Forsythe ... Sid Dunleavy

Vincent Gallo ... Russell Pataki

Adam Trese ... Jerry

Gareth Williams ... Ed the Cop

LisaGay Hamilton ... Betty, Jerry's Wife
Bridgit Ryan ... Enid

Kim Dickens ... Laurie, Russell's Girlfriend

Suzanne Shepherd ... Mother
Nicole Burdette ... Chris
Robert LuPone ... Ralph (as Robert Lupone)

Sam Coppola ... Mr. Kott, Money Truck Driver

Frances McDormand ... June
Walter Bryant ... Money Truck Driver

Douglas Seale ... Old Man
William Riker ... Old Arthur

Nesbitt Blaisdell ... Old Fritz
Leonard Jackson ... Bus Driver
William Duell ... Money Truck Guard

Peter McRobbie ... Chief of Police
Stan Tracy ... Barney

Gerry Robert Byrne ... Cop
Mario Todisco ... Gangster
Paul Austin ... Sergeant

Jerome Le Page ... Walt (as Jerome Lepage)
Skylar Lewis ... Ricky
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Directed by
Alan Taylor 
Writing credits
David Epstein (written by)

Produced by
Scott Ferguson .... co-producer
Lindsay Law .... executive producer
Uberto Pasolini .... producer
Original Music by
Rachel Portman 
Cinematography by
John Thomas 
Film Editing by
David Leonard 
Casting by
Kerry Barden 
Billy Hopkins 
Suzanne Smith 
Production Design by
Anne Stuhler 
Art Direction by
Roswell Hamrick 
Costume Design by
Katherine Jane Bryant 
Makeup Department
Leigh Ann Carracio .... hair stylist
Leigh Ann Carracio .... makeup artist
Nicki Ledermann .... key hair stylist
Nicki Ledermann .... key makeup artist
Production Management
Matthew Salvato .... unit supervisor (as Matthew J. Salvato)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Monica Hampton .... second second assistant director
Jonathan Shoemaker .... second assistant director
Derrick Tseng .... first assistant director
Art Department
Avery S. Brandon .... set dresser
Anne Cotten .... assistant property master
Sufi David .... art department intern
Thomas B. Grimes .... property master
Gary Keating .... assistant property master
Charles Winters .... lead man
Sound Department
Elliot Deitch .... dialogue editor
Jesse Feigelman .... boom operator
Steve Hamilton .... supervising sound editor
Bradford L. Hohle .... stereo sound consultant: Dolby
Jeanette King-Segnini .... audio post coordinator (as Jeanette King)
David Kirchner .... sound editor (as David A. Kirchner)
Jennifer Ralston .... sound editor
Peter Schneider .... sound mixer
Steve Silkensen .... adr editor
Reilly Steele .... sound re-recordist
Pietro Cecchini .... sound assistant (uncredited)
Joe Cimino .... sound assistant (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Drew Jiritano .... special effects coordinator
John Stifanich .... special effects technician
Peter Bucossi .... stunt coordinator
Jery Hewitt .... stunt driver (as Jerry Hewitt)
Camera and Electrical Department
Joseph Baccari .... best boy gaffer (as Joe Baccari)
Matt Chubet .... key grip (as Matthew Chubert)
Phil Cohen .... first assistant camera
Jeffrey A. Eplett .... gaffer (as Jeff Eplett)
Damian Fitzsimmons .... grip (as Damien Fitzsimmons)
Jeremy Graham .... third electrician
Justin Keith .... grip
Roberto Lopez .... grip
Doug Meils .... best boy gaffer (as Douglas Meils)
Trip Morey III .... camera loader
Malcolm Murray .... grip (as Malcolm Chin-Soong Murray)
Christopher Patak .... second assistant camera (as Christopher R. Patak)
Michael 'Rodi' Rodia .... grip
Alison C. Rosa .... still photographer (as Alison Rosa)
Joshua Solson .... electrician
Elizabeth Wick .... electrician
Raphaelle Gosse-Gardet .... daily electrician (uncredited)
Learan Kahanov .... electrician (uncredited)
Casting Department
Kim Davis-Wagner .... extras casting (as Kimberly Davis)
Shana Lory .... casting intern
Jennifer McNamara .... casting associate
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Siobain Flaherty .... costumer (as Siobhain Flaherty)
Leonardo Iturregui .... assistant costume designer
Mel Rios .... wardrobe intern
Editorial Department
Steven Barison .... apprentice editor
Georg Schmithüsen .... apprentice editor
Beatrice Sisul .... assistant editor
Michael J. Wechsler .... assistant editor
Gene Zippo .... color timer
Music Department
Emile Charlap .... music contractor
Gary Chester .... music recording engineer
Michael Kosarin .... conductor
Suzana Peric .... music editor
Rachel Portman .... orchestrator
Nic Ratner .... music editor
Yvonne Yedibalian .... assistant music recording engineer
John Moses .... musician: clarinetist (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Robert Buckman .... driver (as Robert A. Buckman)
John M. Craig .... driver
Drew Dunlevie .... driver
Joe Orlowski .... drivers dispatcher
Peter Phillips .... driver
Other crew
Carl Bernzweig .... assistant: Ms. Tross
Timothy W. Brennan .... representative: Playhouse International Pictures (as Timothy Brennan)
Glenn Ciano .... set production assistant
Alex Corven Caronia .... location manager
Nicolette Dalpino .... location intern
Chrissie Davis .... production coordinator
Kimberly N. Fajen .... assistant production coordinator (as Kimberly Fajen)
Matthew T. Gannon .... representative: Playhouse International Pictures
Lynn Holst .... representative: Playhouse International Pictures
Sarah Hopkins .... representative: Playhouse International Pictures
Julie Hymen .... representative: Playhouse International Pictures
Michael Jones .... set production assistant
Lindsay Law .... representative: Playhouse International Pictures
Polly Leys .... assistant to producer
Barbara Ludlum .... representative: Playhouse International Pictures
Evan Perazzo .... assistant location manager
Regina M. Porter .... representative: Playhouse International Pictures (as Regina Porter)
Vito Rozowski .... craft service
Sandra Schulberg .... representative: Playhouse International Pictures
Diana Strauss .... location scout
J. Michael Stremel .... representative: Playhouse International Pictures
Julia Strohm .... unit publicist
Teresita Tan .... accountant
Roberta Lynn Tross .... legal consultant
Albert Valera .... assistant accountant
Charlie Vogel .... post-production accountant
Sheila Waldron .... script supervisor (as Sheila G. Waldron)
Derek Alpert .... thanks
Robert M. Andres .... thanks (as Bob Andres)
Richard Brick .... thanks
Esther Calvino .... thanks
Italo Calvino .... thanks
Mama Cazort .... thanks
Jim Clark .... thanks
Patty Connally .... thanks
Esa De Simon .... thanks
Virginia Ripa Di Meana .... thanks
Anna Domino .... thanks
Randy Fairbanks .... thanks
Ronda Gomez-Quinones .... thanks
Michael Hausman .... special thanks
Ted Hope .... thanks
Bones Howe .... thanks
Mary Meagher .... thanks
Bill Nisselson .... thanks
Steve Norris .... thanks (as Steven Norris)
David Puttnam .... thanks
Tina Rathborne .... thanks
Susana Rossberg .... thanks
Dick Rudolph .... thanks
Beth Swofford .... thanks
Par Taylor .... thanks
Bobbi Thompson .... thanks
Stephen Ulrich .... thanks
Matilde Valera .... thanks
Irwin Young .... thanks
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Rated R for language
92 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Loosely based on Italo Calvino's short stories "Theft in a Cake Shop", "Desire in November", and "Transit Bed".See more »
Russ:Why don't I take you to California. You can have fresh squeezed orange juice every day. If you've got a back yard there, you've got fresh fruit.See more »
Movie Connections:
References The Big Blue (1988)See more »
Me Tienes SufriendoSee more »


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5 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
great movie - GREAT MUSIC!!!, 5 December 2005
Author: meyles-2 from Iceland

I loved all your critics. This movie deserves a great deal of honors. But I did not only love the film. I also listened to the beautiful music. I have been looking on the web but could not find anything about is. That in fact, I found it very strange, as the main theme came up over and over again, all the time slightly different. Really fantastically done. It supported the plot of the film in a strong way, sometimes sad, then funny and later melodramatic etc. Did anyone else listen too? And have a look at the end titles who made it? I forgot that stupid enough. Hope you can help, waiting for your reply...I guess it would help already to learn the composer, but any additional information would be most welcome too!

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