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Director:
Writers:
Vincent Gallo (story)
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Release Date:
26 June 1998 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Billy Brown just got out of jail. Now he's going to serve some real time. He's going home.
Plot:
Billy is released after five years in prison. In the next moment, he kidnaps teenage student Layla and visits his parents with her... See more » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
7 wins & 10 nominations See more »
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Funny, Entertaining, and oddly-romantic See more (313 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Vincent Gallo ... Billy Brown

Christina Ricci ... Layla

Ben Gazzara ... Jimmy Brown

Mickey Rourke ... The Bookie

Rosanna Arquette ... Wendy Balsam

Jan-Michael Vincent ... Sonny

Anjelica Huston ... Jan Brown

Kevin Pollak ... TV Sportscaster

Alex Karras ... TV Sportscaster
John Sansone ... Little Billy
Manny Fried ... The Donut Clerk
John Rummel ... Don Shanks
Bob Wahl ... Scott Woods
Penny Wolfgang ... The Judge
Anthony Mydcarz ... The Motel Clerk
Michael Maciejewski ... The Guy in the Bathroom
Jack Claxton ... The Denny's Host
Dominic Telesco ... The Prison Guard
Carl Marchi ... The Cafe Owner
Kim Krah ... The Denny's Waitress
Julius Digennaro ... The Info Booth Clerk
Terry Braunstein ... The Tap Teacher

Jack Hunter ... The Gas Station Clerk
Norma Gelose ... The Bus Station Woman
Jamie King ... Tap Dance Kid
Janel King ... Tap Dance Kid
Ghennifer Dennis ... A Beautiful Scott Woods Sexxotic Dancer
Erin Markle ... A Beautiful Scott Woods Sexxotic Dancer
Valeria Hildebrandt ... A Beautiful Scott Woods Sexxotic Dancer
Michelle McCluskey ... A Beautiful Scott Woods Sexxotic Dancer
Terese Lenandowski ... A Beautiful Scott Woods Sexxotic Dancer
Kim Bradway ... A Beautiful Scott Woods Sexxotic Dancer
Dana Thompson ... A Beautiful Scott Woods Sexxotic Dancer
Karen Sitter ... A Beautiful Scott Woods Sexxotic Dancer
Michelle Koninick ... A Beautiful Scott Woods Sexxotic Dancer
Amy Jakabowski ... A Beautiful Scott Woods Sexxotic Dancer
Tara Thompson ... A Beautiful Scott Woods Sexxotic Dancer
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Kevin Corrigan ... Rocky the Goon (uncredited)
Joey Giambra ... Man in Donut Shop (uncredited)

Directed by
Vincent Gallo 
 
Writing credits
Vincent Gallo (story)

Vincent Gallo (screenplay) &
Alison Bagnall (screenplay)

Produced by
Deborah Brock .... co-producer
Lauren Buckley .... associate producer
John Dunning .... executive producer
Janet Gallo .... associate producer
Gerry Gershman .... co-producer
Jordan Gertner .... co-producer
Chris Hanley .... producer
André Link .... executive producer (as Andre Link)
Michael Paseornek .... executive producer
Timothy Wayne Peternel .... associate producer (as Timothy Peternel)
Jeff Sackman .... executive producer
Gretchen McGowan .... line producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Vincent Gallo 
 
Cinematography by
Lance Acord (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Curtiss Clayton 
 
Production Design by
Gideon Ponte 
 
Art Direction by
James Chinlund 
 
Set Decoration by
Jeanne Develle 
 
Costume Design by
Alexis Scott 
 
Makeup Department
Lynn Campbell .... makeup artist: Anjelica Huston
Amy Kennedy .... hair colorist
Michael Kriston .... hair stylist: Anjelica Huston
Amy Peters .... hair assistant
Gucci Westman .... key hair stylist
Gucci Westman .... key makeup artist
 
Production Management
Avram 'Butch' Kaplan .... unit production manager (as Avram Kaplan)
Stephen Eckelberry .... post-production supervisor (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Michelangelo Csaba Bolla .... first assistant director (as Michaelangelo Bolla)
Jennifer Gerould .... second assistant director (as Jenefer Gerould)
Adam Greenhaus .... second second assistant director
 
Art Department
Jill Nicholls .... assistant set decorator
Tim Oravetz .... propman
Matt Crocker .... art department coordinator (uncredited)
Brick Mason .... storyboard artist (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Rick Ash .... sound re-recording mixer
Thom Brennan .... foley editor
Allen Hartz .... dialogue editor
Brian Miksis .... production sound mixer
Michael Primmer .... boom operator
James Wright .... sound consultant: Dolby (as Jim Wright)
Andrew Bock .... assistant sound editor (uncredited)
Hamilton Sterling .... supervising sound editor (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Paul Murphy .... special effects
 
Visual Effects by
Alastor Arnold .... digital intermediate remastering colorist (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Dave Anderson .... best boy electric
Mia Barker .... camera loader
John Clemens .... first assistant camera
Frank Coppola .... grip
Joseph Messier .... best boy grip
Symon Mink .... video playback operator (as Kenneth Mink)
Malcolm Murray .... third electrician
Gino Nix .... key grip
Toshiaki Ozawa .... gaffer
Lance Rieck .... second assistant camera (as Lance 'Steel' Rieck)
 
Casting Department
Laura Corrin .... extras casting assistant
Chris Santucci .... extras casting (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Rachel Kregal .... set costumer
Beatrix Aruna Pasztor .... costume consultant (as Beatrix Pasztor)
 
Editorial Department
Hilary Schroeder .... assistant editor (as Hillary Schroeder)
Philip Stilman .... executive in charge of post-production (uncredited)
Sean Valla .... first assistant editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Vincent Gallo .... musician
Gerry Gershman .... music clearance associate
Brian Marshall .... music clearance associate
Evan Pinchuk .... music clearance associate
 
Transportation Department
Henry S. Avelin .... teamster coordinator (as Henry Avelin)
Sue Dempsey .... teamster driver local
 
Other crew
Catherine Gore .... script supervisor
Suzanne Katz .... production coordinator
Sophia Lin .... production secretary
Emily Orr .... assistant production coordinator
Robert Pfeffer .... accountant
Robert Scarafia .... production assistant
Tibi Scheflow .... location manager
Carrie Walkup .... production executive: CFP
Michael Barnes .... financial legal services (uncredited)
Christopher Foley .... production assistant (uncredited)
Linda Tiburzi .... assistant accountant (uncredited)
 
Thanks
John Allen .... additional thanks
Jon Anderson .... thanks
Linda Benjamin .... additional thanks
Mike Biondo .... additional thanks
Lauren Buckley .... thanks
Vicky Campagna .... additional thanks
Josephine Colangelo .... dedicatee: in loving memory
JoAnne Colonna .... thanks
Sarah Diamond .... additional thanks
Maureen Duffy .... thanks
Anthony Fantuzzo .... dedicatee: in loving memory
Robert Fripp .... additional thanks (as King Crimson)
Cory Gallagher .... additional thanks
Jack Gilardi .... additional thanks
Greg Grunberg .... additional thanks
Monte Hellman .... thanks
Malcolm Hill .... thanks (as Dr. Malcolm Hill)
Tony Howard .... additional thanks
Jennifer Jesperson .... additional thanks
Deborah Klein .... thanks
Gleb Klioner .... special thanks
Bob Knight .... additional thanks
Bernie Kugle .... additional thanks
Brian Lambert .... additional thanks
Linda Livingston .... additional thanks
Anthony Masiello .... additional thanks (as Mayor Anthony Masiello)
Kevin J. Messick .... additional thanks (as Kevin Messick)
Marie Morreale .... dedicatee: in loving memory
Gina Ribisi .... thanks
Betty Rogers .... additional thanks
Carol Rubinoff .... additional thanks
Devin Sarno .... additional thanks
Greg Sauter .... additional thanks
Gerard Talbot .... additional thanks
Pat Woods .... additional thanks
Daphne Zuniga .... additional thanks
 
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MPAA:
Rated R for language, strong violent images and scenes involving nudity
Runtime:
110 min
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Trivia:
Christina Ricci and Lance Acord both had difficult working relationships with Vincent Gallo resulting in Gallo publicly disparaging them after the film's release, calling Ricci a "puppet" and overweight and Acord a "button pusher".See more »
Goofs:
Audio/visual unsynchronized: When Layla does her tap dance in the bowling alley, several of the tap hits on the soundtrack do not match her foot movements at all.See more »
Quotes:
Billy Brown:I'm asking you to come there and make me look good. Alright? And if you make a fool out of me, I swear to God, I'll kill you right there. Boom! Right in front of Mommy and Daddy. And I'll tell you something else, you make me look bad... I will never ever talk to you again, ever. But if you do a good job, well, then you can be my best friend. My best friend that I've ever had. You hear me?See more »
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Drowning In BrownSee more »

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29 out of 44 people found the following review useful.
Funny, Entertaining, and oddly-romantic, 1 March 2002
Author: (billybrown41@hotmail.com) from Kimberling City, MO.

I fell in love with this movie. Before I saw it, I didn't know much at all about Vincent Gallo. I saw the trailer that was attached to "Out of Sight" and was like "well, that looks interesting. Maybe I'll check it out sometime." It took me a long time to track it down, but it was so worth the wait. One thing I can honestly say, is that the trailer is NOT deceptive. It pretty much tells you EXACTLY what you're going to get. One thing I wasn't expecting thoug, was the humor. There were times in this movie that I had to rewind and watch over because I was laughing so hard from the previous scene that I missed what was going on. Despite the film's depressing tone and deliberately grainy look, there are a lot of laughs here. Most of them come from the character of Billy Brown.

Never in my life, have I seen a more pathetic hero. The guy is almost totally unlikeable without ONE redeeming quality. In the opening frame, he's being released from Prison. He's been there for something like five years and it's obvious that he's coming out of there in the clothes that he was wearing when he went in. His wardrobe is hilarious and his red ankle boots are a laugh riot. As are his pants that appear to be about four inches too short. You can tell when you first see him that this guy is a real piece of work. The first ten minutes or so focus on our new friend trying to find a bathroom, without any luck. When he finally does find a restroom, he is harassed by an obese homosexual. This sets up a scene that is kinda sick but darkly funny.

Next thing, we learn the plan (part of it anyway) that Billy has up his sleeve. We meet his lunatic parents through a phone conversation and learn that they are clueless that Billy has been in lockup for the last five years. Apparently, they are stupid enough to believe that their son has been working in a foreign country as a government agent. They also believe that he is married. So he has to find a girl to pose as his wife. This sets up even more hilarious scenes as he kidnaps a young tap-dancer. I'm not going to go much farther. But the movie does get even funnier. Not only is it funny but it covers a lot of emotions. Here's a guy who's clearly been a loser his whole life, trying desperately to impress his parents who could care less about him. It sounds really depressing, but it's actually inspiring and, because it ends on a high note, it's uplifting.

While it may not be for everyone, it's still a very entertaining and rewarding film. It's been a few years since Gallo has done anything, but I'm really looking forward to his next project.

If anything, I'd say that this is a black-comedy/character study. It's probably the most original film of 1998 and it did take a lot of chances with its unique style. I have no complaints about this movie whatsoever and I'm giving it the highest score possible. It's a 10+.

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