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Director:
Writer (WGA):
Mark Haskell Smith (written by)
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Release Date:
17 October 1997 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Joining this deadly underworld was easy. But getting out...deadly! See more »
Plot:
Stripped of his medical license after performing an operation while high on amphetamines, famed LA surgeon... See more » | Add synopsis »
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A surprisingly decent Thrill-packed drama See more (45 total) »

Cast

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David Duchovny ... Dr. Eugene Sands

Timothy Hutton ... Raymond Blossom

Angelina Jolie ... Claire

Michael Massee ... Gage

Peter Stormare ... Vladimir

Andrew Tiernan ... Cyril

Gary Dourdan ... Yates

John Hawkes ... Flick

Will Stewart ... Perry

Philip Moon ... Casey

Pasha D. Lychnikoff ... Andrei (as Pavel D. Lynchnikoff)

Tracey Walter ... Jim

Sandra Kinder ... Sue
Bill Rosier ... Jerry

Keone Young ... Mr. Ksi

Eric DaRe ... Digiacomo

Gareth Williams ... Phelps

Teo ... Adonis

Stacey Travis ... Nurse
Max Lazar ... Dimitri
Frank Ensign ... Len

Bob Jennings ... Dr. Clifford (as Bob A. Jennings)
Ross Kettle ... Resident Surgeon
Nikki Lee ... Anaesthesiologist
John Roselius ... Surgeon #3
Damon White ... Winston

Dan Hildebrand ... Russian Thug
J.P. Jones ... Russian Thug
Jerry Sloan ... Russian Thug
Alphonse Walter ... Isaac (as Alphonse V. Walter)
Melvin Jones ... Rasta Doorman
Mara Duronslet ... Jessica
Ernest M. Garcia ... Burt (as Ernest Garcia)

Alex Désert ... Bartender
Sarah Stavrou ... Woman

Jesse Perez ... Crack Dealer
Daniel Rey Silvas ... Basketball Player
Michael Chong ... Chinese Security Guard #2

Alexander Folk ... South African Businessman
Stella Garcia ... S. African Businesswoman

Guy Siner ... Dutch Businessman
Al Ahlf ... FBI Agent
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Lorin McCraley ... Dead Mic (uncredited)
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Directed by
Andy Wilson 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Mark Haskell Smith (written by)

Produced by
Marc Abraham .... producer
Armyan Bernstein .... executive producer
Laura Bickford .... producer
Thomas A. Bliss .... executive producer
Melanie Greene .... co-producer
Nancy Rae Stone .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
Richard Hartley 
 
Cinematography by
Anthony B. Richmond 
 
Film Editing by
Louise Rubacky 
 
Casting by
Elaine J. Huzzar 
Johanna Ray 
 
Production Design by
Naomi Shohan 
 
Art Direction by
Troy Sizemore 
 
Set Decoration by
Evette Knight 
 
Costume Design by
Mary Zophres 
 
Makeup Department
Dionne Smith .... makeup artist
Barbara Wilder .... assistant hair stylist
 
Production Management
Nancy Rae Stone .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
BJ Davis .... second unit director
Timothy Grant Engle .... dga trainee
Mark Hansson .... second assistant director
Francis R. Mahony III .... first assistant director
Jessy Melowicz .... dga trainee
Elena Santaballa .... second second assistant director
 
Art Department
Tony Chavez .... carpenter
Eric Kelly .... set dresser
Johnny Knight .... construction coordinator
Kim Larsen-Santini .... assistant property master
Aimee Rousey .... art department coordinator
Grant Sawyer .... on-set dresser
Jared Scardina .... set dresser
Brett V. Shirley .... set dresser
 
Sound Department
Bobbi Banks .... adr supervisor
Trip Brock .... supervising sound effects editor
David V. Butler .... assistant sound editor
Mary Jo Devenney .... sound mixer: additional photogragphy
Bruce Greenspan .... sound effects editor
J. Katz .... assistant sound editor
James P. Lay .... supervising sound effects editor
Doug Madick .... foley artist
Darren Paskal .... supervising sound editor
Christina Rasch .... assistant sound editor
Will Riley .... sound designer
Douglas Shamburger .... boom operator
Scott M. Silvey .... sound effects editor (as Scott Silvey)
John Switzer .... post-production sound coordinator
Kurt Thum .... sound editor
Mark Weingarten .... sound
Chris Ross Leong .... sound editor (uncredited)
Sallye Stotsbery .... foley artist (uncredited)
Wouter van Herwerden .... adr recordist (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Larry Fioritto .... special effects coordinator
 
Stunts
Ed Anders .... utility stunts
Bob Bralver .... utility stunts
Gregg Brazzel .... utility stunts
Paul Dallas .... stunt double: Raymond
BJ Davis .... stunt coordinator (as B.J. Davis)
Julia Davis .... stunt coordinator: second unit
Kisca Davis .... utility stunts
Lindsay Hudson .... precision driver
Fred Lerner .... stunt double: Dimitri
Scott Leva .... stunt double: Eugene
Kely McClung .... utility stunts
Cole S. McKay .... utility stunts (as Cole McKay)
Patrick J. Statham .... utility stunts (as Pat Statham)
Merritt Yohnka .... utility stunts
Chuck Borden .... stunts (uncredited)
Julia Davis .... stunt double: Angelina Jolie (uncredited)
Scott Leva .... stunts (uncredited)
Mitch Toles .... precision driver (uncredited)
Spice Williams-Crosby .... utility stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Tyger Belton .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Marsha Blackburn .... still photographer
Jenifer Galvez .... set lighting technician
Timberlake Lewis .... assistant camera
Daniel C. McFadden .... camera loader
Jonathan 'Chunky' Richmond .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
John Sosenko .... camera operator
Pablo Suarez .... grip
Rick Tiedeman .... Steadicam operator
Vance Trussell .... gaffer
 
Casting Department
Mary Jane Fendler .... casting assistant
Lee A. Miles .... extras casting
Vanessa Portillo .... extras casting (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Nancy Collini .... key costumer
Carla Shivener .... costumer: dayplayer
 
Editorial Department
Andrew Blustain .... assistant editor
Sean Hubbert .... assistant editor
Mike Stanwick .... color timer
Michael Wertz .... first assistant editor
John Travers .... negative cutter (uncredited)
 
Music Department
David Arnold .... music consultant
Matthew Austin .... additional music programmer
Dondi Bastone .... music consultant
Dondi Bastone .... music coordinator
Hugh Burns .... musician: guitars
Tass Filipos .... music editor
Paul Hitchman .... music consultant
Paul Hitchman .... music coordinator
Julian Jackson .... musician: harmonica
Steve Parr .... music mixer
Steve Parr .... music recordist
G. Marq Roswell .... music supervisor
 
Transportation Department
Christopher David Gauntt .... driver
Paul Jones .... driver
James Lowder .... transportation coordinator
 
Other crew
Molly Allen .... location manager
Robin Anderson .... script supervisor
Jay Crimp .... stand-in: David Duchovny
France Myung Fagin .... assistant location manager (as France Myung Metz)
Amy Killeen Foos .... post production assistant
Ira Friedlander .... production accountant
Misty Green .... assistant: Mr. Abraham
Mikon A. Haaksman .... assistant to director
Eric Knight .... assistant: David Duchovny
Connie Kunz .... first assistant accountant
Connie Kunz .... post-production accountant
Patty Long .... production coordinator
Paul Lucero .... assistant location manager
Ivan Martin del Campo .... office assistant
Dawn Matthews .... stand-in: Angelina Jolie
Corey D. Miller .... assistant production coordinator
Robert Ohlandt .... production assistant
Dan Perri .... title designer: main titles
Jeff Raymond .... publicist
Brad Stephens .... publicist
Mike Sudrow .... weapons specialist
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Playing Hero" - Egypt (English title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for strong graphic violence, gore, pervasive language and some drug use
Runtime:
94 min | Netherlands:91 min | Philippines:90 min
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Trivia:
David Duchovny plays a doctor asked by a criminal to help his friend. Duchovny says "He's dead." Pointing a gun at Duchovny, the criminal says, "Well, fix him!" Duchovny responds, "I'll see what I can do." Twenty years earlier, in A Bridge Too Far (1977), James Caan plays a soldier who takes a wounded comrade to a field doctor. After the doctor tells him his friend is dead, Caan points a gun at the doctor and insists that he look at his friend. The doctor replies, "I can give him a quick examination if you like."See more »
Goofs:
Audio/visual unsynchronized: Photographs are being taken at a Lakers game with a digital camera, but we hear the sound of a motor drive.See more »
Quotes:
Eugene:Now I get to use a phrase I always wanted to use in med school: take your clothes off and get under the sheets.See more »
Soundtrack:
Jive TalkingSee more »

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6 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
A surprisingly decent Thrill-packed drama, 31 August 2001
Author: mickeyboy86 from London, England

This film started off seeming a little bit tv-ish but turned out as a very watchable and slightly tongue-in-cheek thrill-ride. David Duchovny is very watchable and provides multiple sides of his lead character, a geeky surgeon, a down-and-out druggy, a hard-balled hero and a hopeless Romeo. Fighting for the love of Angelina Jolie as the sexy and good-natured mistress of Tim Hutton. Hutton has loads-a-fun as the hip and ultra-slick Mob boss, very almost unconvincingly evil, but not quite. Peter Stormare is underused and loud roles with screaming obscenities certainly aren't his scene, roles such as the one in "Fargo" suit his style alot better. The narration is well-used and Duchovny's voice is interesting as he explains his past, feelings, opinions. But unfortunately there's a point where his slightly mono-style voice gets a little too much. Still, he proves a solid lead and leads the film into a successful finale, ending a worth-while and overlooked Thriller from 1997.



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