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Gregory McDonald (novel)
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Release Date:
30 July 1997 (France) See more »
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  (in credits order)

Johnny Depp ... Raphael

Marlon Brando ... McCarthy
Marshall Bell ... Larry

Elpidia Carrillo ... Rita

Frederic Forrest ... Lou Sr.

Clarence Williams III ... Father Stratton

Max Perlich ... Lou Jr.

Luis Guzmán ... Luis

Cody Lightning ... Frankie
Nicole Mancera ... Marta

Floyd 'Red Crow' Westerman ... Papa

Pepe Serna ... Alessandro

Lupe Ontiveros ... Maria

Alexis Cruz ... Heyman
Chuck E. Weiss ... Whizzy

Buck Holland ... Scout Master

Iggy Pop ... Man Eating Bird Leg

Tricia Vessey ... Luis's Girl #1
Tricia Peters ... Luis's Girl #2

Jack Polick ... Bartholomew Ender
Sam Sarkar ... Freedo (as Samuel Sarkar)
Peter Mountain ... Queen Carl

Jeffery Thomas Johnson ... Clerk (as Jeff Johnson)
Shawn Mancera ... Maria's Kid #1
Joseph Murphy ... Khaki Man
Sharon McCreedy ... Lou's Village Dancer
Leonardo Sessa ... Villager #5 (as Lee Sessa)
Robert DeLeon ... Villager #2
Badja Djola ... Rider
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bruce Corkham ... Extra (uncredited)
Gibby Haynes ... Extra (uncredited)
Elena St. John ... Louis's Girl (uncredited)
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Directed by
Johnny Depp 
Writing credits
Gregory McDonald (novel)

Paul McCudden (screenplay) and
Johnny Depp (screenplay) &
D.P. Depp (screenplay)

Produced by
Diane Batson-Smith .... co-producer (as Diane Batson Smith)
Charles Evans Jr. .... producer
Buck Holland .... associate producer
Carroll Kemp .... producer
Jeremy Thomas .... executive producer
Original Music by
Iggy Pop 
Cinematography by
Vilko Filac 
Eugene D. Shlugleit (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Pasquale Buba 
Hervé Schneid 
Casting by
Louis DiGiaimo 
Production Design by
Miljen Kreka Kljakovic  (as Miljen 'Kreka' Kljakovic)
Art Direction by
Branimir Babic  (as Branimir 'Bane' Babic)
Set Decoration by
Suzette Sheets 
Costume Design by
Lindy Hemming 
Makeup Department
Derek Becker .... special makeup effects artist
Colleen LaBaff .... key hair stylist
Nikoletta Skarlatos .... makeup artist
Patty York .... makeup department head: additional photography
Production Management
Dara Weintraub .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Tia Ardran .... key second assistant director
Craig Borden .... additional second assistant director
Lisa Campbell .... first assistant director
Sam Hurwitz .... second unit director
Wendy Palmer .... second second assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
John Felgate .... assistant property master
Sean Haines .... set decorator: re-shoots
Troy Myers .... leadman
Rhonda Paynter .... swing gang boss
Eric Reichardt .... painter gang boss
Richie Solomon .... construction buyer
Ildiko Toth .... on-set dresser
Mark Wieringa .... construction coordinator
Sound Department
David E. Fluhr .... sound re-recording mixer
Adam Jenkins .... sound re-recording mixer
Paul Ledford .... sound
Michael Miller .... adr recordist
Alyson Dee Moore .... foley artist
Special Effects by
Séverine De Wever .... production coordinator
Visual Effects by
Stéphanie Dargent .... matte painter
Stephane Dittoo .... digital compositor
Thomas Duval .... visual effects supervisor
Xavier Fourmond .... digital compositor
Antoine Simkine .... visual effects executive producer: Duboi
Daniel Trujillo .... digital artist
Dan Bradley .... stunt coordinator
Eugene Collier .... stunt performer
Mickey Giacomazzi .... stunt performer (as Mick Giacomazzi)
Al Jones .... stunt coordinator
Gene LeBell .... stunt performer (as Gene Le Bell)
Patricia M. Peters .... stunt performer (as Tricia Peters)
Rick Sawaya .... stunt performer
Camera and Electrical Department
Jeff Andrus .... grip
John T. Connor .... assistant camera: "a" camera
John T. Connor .... first assistant camera
Brandon M. Cox .... assistant camera
Brandon M. Cox .... camera loader
Lance Fisher .... camera operator
Matt Floyd .... grip
Mitch Gulbin .... grip
Matthew May .... electrician
Matthew Nelson .... second assistant camera
Nicola Pecorini .... additional photographer
Bobby Powell .... gaffer
Roger F. Powell .... video assist operator
Donis Rhoden .... grip
Kenny Rivenbark .... camera operator
David A. Santos .... key grip
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Eleanor Johnson .... set costumer (as Ele Goudreau)
Rebeka L. Roberts .... costume ager/dyer
Maria Tortu .... assistant costume designer
Editorial Department
Ray Boniker .... assistant editor
Nina Lucia .... first assistant editor
Isabelle Proust .... first assistant editor
Music Department
Vicki Arkoff .... music supervisor
Stephan R. Goldman .... executive music supervisor
Mark Governor .... composer: additional music
Mark Governor .... conductor
Mark Governor .... orchestrator
Allan K. Rosen .... music editor
Transportation Department
Lance Cherniet .... transportation captain
Chris Gorden .... transportation captain
Shane Greedy .... transportation captain
Sean J. Moore .... driver
Other crew
Ericka Bryce .... production medic
Azalea Davila .... body double (as Azalea Davilla)
Tawny Duel .... production coordinator
Barry Gremillion .... location manager
West Humphries .... caterer
Margo Hunt .... assistant production coordinator
Hilary Momberger .... script supervisor: second unit
Wendy Palmer .... production assistant
Tricia Ronten .... script supervisor
Nicholas M. Schauman .... production assistant
Gary J. Sims .... second assistant accountant
Alexandra Stone .... production executive
Sharon Vise .... production accountant
Stephen V. Weissberger .... production assistant
Denise Blasor .... voice replacement artist (uncredited)
Melanie J. Elin .... assistant production accountant (uncredited)
Emir Kusturica .... thanks

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Additional Details

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123 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Australia:MA | France:U (with warning) | Germany:16 | Iceland:16 | Netherlands:16 | South Korea:18 | Switzerland:16 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:16 (canton of Vaud) | UK:15

Did You Know?

Cameo: [Iggy Pop]the guy eating at the party.See more »
McCarthy:The final measure of bravery is to stand up to death.See more »
Movie Connections:
References "The Lone Ranger" (1949)See more »
A Star Is BornSee more »


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23 out of 32 people found the following review useful.
What a treat!, 7 October 2002
Author: E.C. Montana (epevae) from Berlin, Germany

The plot itself is so bizarre that it might well be real. Rafael´s love for his family is greater than his fear of dying.There is hardly a more difficult decision to make.Despite his clearly showing conflict,he seems to have decided to do it from the start. Despite the doubts he is facing from his wife due to his previous imprisonment, he follows it through and takes care of everything before he follows the trail to his doom. A true brave in a true drama with a very sensitive ending.

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