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Writer (WGA):
Dennis Nemec (written by)
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Release Date:
10 February 1997 (USA) See more »
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  (in credits order)

Mary Tyler Moore ... Kathryn Stanfill

Edward Asner ... Jack Patkanis

Denis Arndt ... Neil Stanfill

Fredric Lehne ... Sgt. Brian Kaleen

Adam Scott ... Adam Stanfill
Kate Asner ... Lisa

Tamara Clatterbuck ... Janet
John C. Moskoff
Beverly Sanders ... Barbara
Patrick DeSantis ... Agnone
Rick Mullins ... Drummond

Victor Morris ... Kovacs

Marty Ryan ... Lewis (as Martin Ryan)
Russ Fast ... Mr. Shaw
Cheryl Hansen ... Jennings
Mario DePriest ... Pachard
Dylan Taylor ... Highway Patrolman

Michelle Guthrie ... Corrine
Karen Stapleton
Tobias Anderson ... Dean (as Tobias Andersen)

Betty Moyer ... Diner

Matt Dotson ... Driver
Steven Clark Pachosa ... Guard
Robert E. Lee ... Police Attorney
Jeanne Sanders ... Marilyn Parrish
John Morrison ... Judge
Karen Trumbo
Jerry Basham ... Gary
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Widow ... Drug Dealer (scenes deleted)
Susan Funk ... Stripper (uncredited)

Directed by
Ken Cameron 
Writing credits
Dennis Nemec (written by)

Produced by
Edward Asner .... producer
Kenneth Kaufman .... executive producer
Ann Kindberg .... producer
Chris Kobin .... producer
Debbie Smith .... associate producer
Original Music by
Mark Snow 
Cinematography by
James L. Carter 
Casting by
Junie Lowry-Johnson 
Production Design by
Vaughan Edwards 
Set Decoration by
Sean Kennedy 
Costume Design by
Melanie Ghisays 
Heidi Kaczenski 
Makeup Department
Ken Chase .... key makeup artist
Gwyne Redner .... key hair stylist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Alan Brimfeld .... second assistant director
Eric Sherman .... second second assistant director
Jerry Sobul .... first assistant director
Art Department
Greg McMickle .... property master
Teresa Tamiyasu .... set buyer
Sound Department
Glenn Micallef .... sound mixer
David Boushey .... stunt coordinator
Jan Cunningham .... stunts
Michael Hilow .... stunts
Kerry Skalsky .... stunts (as Kerry J. Skalsky)
Camera and Electrical Department
Bruce 'Sarge' Fleskes .... electrician
Steve Hurson .... first assistant camera
Ted Jackson .... camera loader
Martin J. Layton .... camera operator
David Luckenbach .... Steadicam operator
Greg Potter .... second assistant camera
Brian C. Lawson .... dolly grip (uncredited)
Bruce Lawson .... key grip (uncredited)
Leonard Romie .... lighting technician (uncredited)
Brian Sicotte .... grip (uncredited)
Scott Walters .... electrician (uncredited)
Casting Department
Megann Ratzow .... casting: Portland (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Melanie Ghisays .... costumer (uncredited)
Editorial Department
George Carlston .... colorist: dailies (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Bart Heimburger .... driver (uncredited)
Other crew
Suzanne Bingham .... script supervisor
Chuck Conway .... production coordinator
Keli Craig .... set production assistant
Leslie Johnson .... production assistant
Terry Sims .... assistant: Ms. Moore
Robert Wall .... production assistant
Naomi Yospe .... assistant production coordinator
Linda Brennan .... speech coach (uncredited)
William Rossman .... standin: Fredric Lehne (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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94 min
Aspect Ratio:
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5 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
You don't expect her to say 'Oh, Mr Grant', 5 June 2005
Author: Jack Yan from Wellington, New Zealand

*** This review may contain spoilers ***

This is one of those movies that are shown late at night on TV, because it doesn't quite deserve prime-time. It's really a wasted opportunity: both Mary Tyler Moore and Ed Asner can act wonderfully, and thanks to their performances, you do not think about the very famous sitcom on which they both were. (Not even when Mary is in Ed's office.) Fredric Lehne makes a menacing enough villain. In fact, the acting talent is strong but it's let down by a script that lacks verisimilitude, particularly the courtroom scenes. Near the end of the film, so much tension has been built up, so many leads prove fruitless, that you look at the clock and wonder how it's all going to end. Rather easily and dissatisfyingly, I'm afraid. If you see Payback in the TV listings, check if it's the Mel Gibson outing first.

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