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Writers (WGA):
William Preston Robertson (written by) &
John Raffo (written by)
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A crash course in crime.
Johnny Scardino is working for blackmailers, photographing wealthy guys in seedy motels. One such assignment... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Peter Gallagher ... Johnny Scardino

Frances McDormand ... Alice

John Lithgow ... Sergeant Larry Skovik

John Kapelos ... Walter Lippinscott

Jack Black ... Jerry

Geoffrey Lower ... Woody Warshawski
Charlie Spradling ... Lorraine
Michael D. Weatherred ... Ernie Deemo (as Michael Weatherred)

Lee Arenberg ... Louie
David Doty ... Brooks Brothers

Michael Beach ... Mike

Bill Lee Brown ... Coroner
William Preston Robertson ... Earl (as Bill Robertson)

Rick Hoffman ... Bartender

Pat Crawford Brown ... Mrs. Starkey
Jordan Taylor ... Officer Espinoza
Peter McKernan ... Helicopter Pilot

Venessa Verdugo ... Waitress
Philip Bruns ... Old Coot
William B. Ward Jr. ... State Senator
Marvin Moskowitz ... Lammings

Directed by
John Raffo 
Writing credits
William Preston Robertson (written by) &
John Raffo (written by)

Produced by
John Dunning .... executive producer
Frank Hildebrand .... co-producer
André Link .... executive producer
Michael Paseornek .... producer
William Preston Robertson .... associate producer
Jeff Sackman .... executive producer
Karen Severin .... producer
Karen Weaver .... producer
Original Music by
Brian Langsbard 
Cinematography by
Bernd Heinl 
Film Editing by
Sean Albertson 
Casting by
Ferne Cassel 
Production Design by
Jerry Fleming 
Set Decoration by
Betty Berberian 
Costume Design by
Bonnie Stauch 
Makeup Department
Jaremy Aiello .... special makeup effects artist
Federico Cervantes .... special makeup effects artist
Bernhard Eichholz .... special makeup effects artist
Bill Fesh .... special makeup effects artist (as William Fesh)
Erwin H. Kupitz .... wig maker (as Erwin Kupitz)
Daphne Lawson .... assistant hair stylist (as Daphne Rene Lawson)
Daphne Lawson .... assistant makeup artist (as Daphne Rene Lawson)
Todd Masters .... special makeup effects designer and creator
Kristine Morgan .... makeup effects coordinator
Gloria Muñoz .... special makeup effects artist
Gary J. Perticone .... hair stylist (as Gary Perticone)
Richard Rodier .... assistant hair stylist
Richard Rodier .... assistant makeup artist
Suzanne Rodier .... makeup department head
Karen Scherer .... assistant hair stylist
Karen Scherer .... assistant makeup artist
Scott Wheeler .... special makeup effects artist
Derik Wingo .... special makeup effects artist
Production Management
Frank Hildebrand .... unit production manager
Virginia Landis Albertson .... post-production supervisor
Bob Perkis .... production manager: second unit
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Athena Alexander .... second assistant director
Melissa V. Barnes .... second second assistant director
Timothy Bird .... first assistant director (as T. Bird)
Art Department
Denise Anderson .... assistant property master (as Denise E. Anderson)
Mark Anderson .... property master (as Mark E. Anderson)
Orion V. Cox .... swing (as Orion Cox)
Lance DeSpain .... set scenic artist
Rami Rivera Frankl .... art department coordinator
Terry Hargis .... lead man
Mark Hurtado .... storyboard artist
Roy Metcalf .... construction coordinator
Joe Monaco .... swing
Christopher Schultz .... carpenter (as Christopher A. Schultz)
Dan Sherrill .... on-set dresser
Patrick Tonioli .... assistant scenic artist (as Patrick S. Tonioli)
John D. White .... painter
Sound Department
Dana Austin .... adr recordist (as Dana Johnson-Porter)
Ron Bedrosian .... adr mixer
Ron Bedrosian .... foley mixer
John Boyd .... sound re-recording mixer
Rick Bozeat .... sound effects editor
Steven Brimmer .... sound recording supervisor (as Steve Brimmer)
Tim Drury .... boom operator
Allen Hurd .... sound re-recordist
Stanley Kastner .... sound re-recording mixer (as Stanly Kastner)
Lisa J. Levine .... additional adr editor (as Lisa Levine)
Noel McIntosh .... sound effects assistant
Jim Meier .... sound re-recordist
John P. Mitchell .... boom operator
Patrick Mitchell .... sound mixer
Todd Niesen .... dialogue editor
David Novack .... additional adr mixer (as David Novak)
Steuart Pearce .... sound mixer (as Steuart P. Pearce)
Christopher Sheldon .... supervising sound editor
Susan Sheldon .... foley artist
Tom Stamatio .... foley apprentice
Edward M. Steidele .... foley walker (as Ed Steidel)
Ed White .... sound mixer
Scott Wolf .... sound designer
Special Effects by
Paul Kocar .... special effects assistant
Vincent Montefusco .... special effects supervisor: pyro/mech
Brett Newkirk .... special effects assistant
Dale Newkirk .... special effects assistant
Anthony Simonaitis .... special effects pyrotechnician
Ken Tarallo .... special effects coordinator
Beecher Tomlinson .... special effects foreman
Tony Vandenecker .... special effects assistant
Randy Fife .... stunt coordinator
Anthony G. Schmidt .... stunts (as Anthony Schmidt)
Lincoln Simonds .... stunts
Julie Walker .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Damon Andres .... grip
Danny Andres .... grip
Edgar Arellano .... best boy electric
Gregory Beard .... best boy grip
Joe Broderick .... Steadicam operator
Jennifer Carlson .... video playback operator
Martin L. Carlton .... electrician (as Martin Carlton)
Jon 'Scooter' Cousins .... grip (as Scooter Cousins)
Scott Delano .... still photographer
Ali Farboud .... gaffer
Marco Fargnoli .... second assistant camera
Frank Gallardo .... generator operator
Matt Gulbin .... rigging key grip
Adam Harrison .... lighting technician
Joseph Keppler .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Richard Lamphiear .... additional electrician
Victor Macias .... grip
Amos Menijavar .... additional electrician
Robert W. Morgenroth .... video supervisor (as Bob Morgenroth)
Rob Nelson .... video playback operator
Christopher C. Pearson .... first assistant camera
Jonathan Rho .... camera operator: "b" camera, second unit
Carl Rolle .... additional electrician
William Skinner .... best boy electric
Jamie Stephens .... camera loader
Rick Tucker .... key grip
Robert Yesk .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
John Zumpano .... gaffer
Casting Department
Ajay Dass .... extras casting
Stacie Goodman .... casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Renee Roland .... set costumer
Joyce Westergaard .... wardrobe supervisor
Editorial Department
Andrea Bottigliero .... first assistant editor
Bob Fredrickson .... color timer
Marvin Harris .... post-production coordinator
Daniel Junge .... assistant editor
Philip Stilman .... executive in charge of post-production
Music Department
Tim Boyle .... music mixer
Cary Butler .... music recording engineer
Jay Duerr .... music editor
David Fick .... music copyist
Ron Finn .... supervising music editor
Gerry Gershman .... music consultant
Ann Kline .... music supervisor (as Ann Karlin)
Evan Pinchuk .... music coordinator
Mark Spraggins .... music copyist
Transportation Department
Mike Barattini .... driver: honeywagon (as Michael T.W. Barattini)
Mitchell Bergman .... transportation coordinator
Jeff Freitas .... picture car captain
Frank Gallardo .... driver
Charles Gatson .... transportation captain (as Charles T. Gatson)
Mitch Gulbin .... driver
Jorge Hernández .... driver
Kevin Hudis .... driver
Greg Jacobs .... picture car captain
Roger Mortenson .... driver
Marc Truiser .... driver
Other crew
Pamela Altieri-Paterra .... key set production assistant
Brent Beath .... production assistant
James Budak .... production assistant (as James Budak Jr.)
Maureen Claypool .... assistant production coordinator
Erica Courtney .... jewelry designer
Dan Cox .... stand-in: Mr. Dormand
Frank Cuomo .... production assistant
Nawana Davis .... production assistant
Louise Demetre .... script supervisor (as Louise Kobrak Demetre)
Carolyn Sara Fine .... production assistant (as Carolyn Fine)
Andrew Flaherty .... production assistant
Mark R. Hartwell .... medic
Gabriel Hernandez .... chef
Charles P. Howard III .... location assistant
Julie McLean .... assistant accountant
Jaime Oria .... video conversions
Tony Patterson .... video coordinator
John Platt .... stand-in: Mr. Lithgow
Jaime Ramírez Guerrero .... assistant chef (as Jaime Ramirez)
Alyssa Reinhardt .... production assistant
Leslie Rylke .... assistant: Mr. Lithgow
Karen R. Sachs .... production coordinator
Andrea Sosa .... craft service
David Steinberg .... legal services
Jack R. Tate .... location manager
Jordan Taylor .... stand-in: Mr. Gallagher
Steve Trombatore .... payroll master
Jessica Vogl .... cfp liaison

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Rated R for grisly violence, strong language and some sexuality
96 min
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8 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
An Infinitely Diggable Flick, 17 November 1998

This is a really interesting movie that I thoroughly dug and enjoyed. It's part intense character study, part paranoid suspense-thriller, part chase movie. The setup is this: John Scardino is a police crime & accident scene photog who is emotionally numb inside and moonlights as the lens man for an extortion ring, taking dirty snaps of compromised businessmen in their undies with a saucy hooker named Lorraine in sleazy motel rooms. Suddenly, Scardino starts seeing the blackmail crew from his night job turning up as corpses in his day job in seemingly unrelated homicides. Scardino is the only one who notices the connection, but he can't say squat without revealing his involvement in a criminal enterprise! He rediscovers his emotional inner self by getting major league heebie-jeebies trying to figure out who the killer is. He's taken so many snaps over the years, it could be just about anybody. No one can be trusted! Halfway through, the movie explodes open and turns really grisly and intense--be prepared!

The acting--by Peter Gallagher, Frances McDormand, John Lithgow, Jack Black, Geoffrey Lower, John Kapelos, Charlie Spradling and Lee Arenberg--is great and infinitely diggable. The dialogue is really wry and darkly funny, as is the music. And the movie's look has a kind of Edward Hopper-film noir thing going that I also really dug.

Not a lot of people saw this flick when it first came out. It premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, then went straight to HBO. Which is weird, because it's so good. This one's a real find. Go forth and dig it!

--Richard Terhune, The Movie Digger

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