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Release Date:
5 February 1999 (USA) See more »
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No More Mr. Nice Guy See more »
Plot:
Porter is shot by his wife and best friend and is left to die. When he survives he plots revenge. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
2 wins & 2 nominations See more »
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A very fun 100 minutes! See more (383 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Mel Gibson ... Porter

Gregg Henry ... Val Resnick

Maria Bello ... Rosie

David Paymer ... Arthur Stegman

Bill Duke ... Det. Hicks

Deborah Kara Unger ... Mrs. Lynn Porter

John Glover ... Phil

William Devane ... Carter

Lucy Liu ... Pearl (as Lucy Alexis Liu)

Jack Conley ... Det. Leary

Kris Kristofferson ... Bronson
Mark Alfa ... Johnny's Friend #2

Kwame Amoaku ... Radioman

Justin Ashforth ... Michael, Bartender #1
Len Bajenski ... Fairfax Bodyguard #1
Kate Buddeke ... Counter Girl

Price Carson ... Bronson's Heavy #1
Roddy Chiong ... Chow's Thug #2
Art Cohan ... Bronson's Heavy #2

Andrew Cooper ... Whipping Boy

James Deuter ... Tailor

Doc Duhame ... Fatboy
David Dunard ... Doctor
Nathan Effron ... Johnny's Friend #1
Tom Equin ... Razor Clean #1
Brian Heinberg ... Bartender #2
Alex Henteloff ... Varrick's Manager
Jeff Imada ... Chow's Bodyguard
Michael Park Ingram ... Chow's Thug #1 (as Michael Ingram)
Robert Kim ... Chow's Courier
Robert Kurcz ... Oakwood Arms Manager

Turk Muller ... Black Suit

Chet Nichols ... Oakwood Arms Tough #1
George O'Mara ... Driver
Yasen Peyankov ... Panhandler
Ed Pfeifer ... Edward Johnson

Katrina Phillips ... Bank Teller

Freddy Rodríguez ... Punk Messenger
Michael Skewes ... Fairfax Bodyguard #2

Alex Skuby ... Oakwood Arms Tough #2

Trevor St. John ... Johnny Bronson
Lee Stepp ... Bar Patron
Daniel Patrick Sullivan ... Razor Clean #2
Tedd Taskey ... Waiter

Manu Tupou ... Pawnbroker

Marc Vann ... Gray
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Yûichi Hibi ... Gang

Elizabeth Berridge ... Hooker in Bar (uncredited)

Michael Chinn ... Mr. Obvious (uncredited)

James Coburn ... Justin Fairfax (uncredited)
Joe DeVito ... Bank Patron (uncredited)

Dani Jayden ... School Girl (uncredited)
David Tweet ... Haskell (uncredited)

Jovanna Vitiello ... Waitress (uncredited)

Directed by
Brian Helgeland 
 
Writing credits
Donald E. Westlake (novel "The Hunter") (as Richard Stark)

Brian Helgeland (screenplay) and
Terry Hayes (screenplay) theatrical cut

Produced by
Bruce Davey .... producer
Stephen McEveety .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Chris Boardman 
 
Cinematography by
Ericson Core (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Kevin Stitt 
 
Casting by
Marion Dougherty 
 
Production Design by
Richard Hoover 
 
Art Direction by
Troy Sizemore 
 
Set Decoration by
Sandy Struth 
 
Costume Design by
Ha Nguyen 
 
Makeup Department
Jennifer Bell .... hair stylist
Mindy Hall .... makeup artist
Julie Hewett .... makeup artist
Medusah .... hair stylist
Matthew W. Mungle .... special makeup prosthetics
Carrey Gibbons .... makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Jim Lemley .... unit production manager
Pamela Thur .... production manager: New York
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Mark Cotone .... first assistant director
Jennifer D'Angelo Kircher .... second assistant director: second unit
Vince Duque .... dga trainee
Forrest L. Futrell .... first assistant director: second unit
Franklyn Gottbetter .... additional second second assistant director: Chicago
Jayson Merrill .... second second assistant director: Chicago
Laura Nisbet .... second assistant director
Mic Rodgers .... second unit director
 
Art Department
Ayenne J. Applebaum .... lead scenic artist (as Ayenne Applebaum)
George Atamian .... swing gang
Luc Bamberger .... swing gang
Adam L. Barker .... plaster foreman
Jenny Baum .... on-set dresser
Victor Bazaz .... swing gang
Rick Bioni .... assistant property master
Chris Carriveau .... lead man
Kenneth Carriveau .... swing gang
Harry Conrad Chitwood .... construction coordinator (as Conrad Chitwood)
Daniel B. Clancy .... set decorator: Chicago
Gina B. Cranham .... set designer
William Dambra .... assistant props: Chicago
Cece Destefano .... art department coordinator: Chicago (as Cecele DeStefano)
Barry Franenberg .... property master
Joanna S. Frank .... art department assistant: Chicago (as Joanna Mickey)
Brenner Hugh Harris .... swing gang
Ronald O. Jaynes .... construction foreman
John P. Kenny III .... construction coordinator: Chicago
Quentin Matthys .... on-set dresser: Chicago
Caty Maxey .... art director: Chicago
Mark Meloccaro .... construction estimator
John Mikels .... stand-by painter: Chicago
S. Quinn .... art department coordinator
Adam Scher .... set designer
Brent White .... stand-by painter
Tim Wilp .... head painter: Chicago
Jason Wolf .... assistant property master
Anthony Joseph Fatigato .... painter (uncredited)
Terry Kempf .... property maker (uncredited)
Dave Margolin .... painter (uncredited)
Mike Monckton .... lead signwriter (uncredited)
Steven C. Voll .... general foreman: re-shoot (uncredited)
Jack White .... food stylist (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
John K. Adams .... sound editor
Bobbi Banks .... dialogue editor (as Bobbie Banks)
Bill W. Benton .... sound re-recording mixer
Beth Bergeron .... dialogue editor
Dave Bergstrom .... sound re-recording stage engineer
Keith Bilderbeck .... sound editor
Trip Brock .... dialogue editor
Weldon Brown .... adr mixer
Chris Carpenter .... sound re-recording mixer
Michael Chandler .... sound editor
Dominique Decaudain .... foley artist
Dean Drabin .... narration mixer
Stephanie Flack .... dialogue editor
Cindy Jo Hinkleman .... assistant sound editor
Jon Johnson .... sound supervisor
Rick Kline .... sound re-recording mixer
Bill Meadows .... sound recordist
Geoffrey Patterson .... production sound mixer (as Geoffrey Lucius Patterson)
Miguel Rivera .... sound editor
Kyle Rochlin .... foley mixer
Carolyn Sauer .... adr recordist
Solange S. Schwalbe .... dialogue editor (as Solange Schwalbe)
Edward M. Steidele .... foley artist (as Ed Steidele)
Mark Steinbeck .... boom operator (as Mark D. Steinbeck)
Bruce Stubblefield .... sound supervisor
Thomas Thoms .... utility sound technician (as Thomas P. Thoms)
Robert Troy .... dialogue editor
Tim Webb .... sound recordist
Ben Wilkins .... sound editor
Jeffrey A. Williams .... utility sound technician: Chicago (as Jeff Williams)
Chris Winter .... assistant sound editor
Gary Coppola .... foley mixer (uncredited)
Cliff Latimer .... adr editor (uncredited)
Earl Martin .... foley recordist (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Michael Ahasay .... special effects technician: Chicago (as Mike Ahasay)
Blair Foord .... special effects technician (as Blair F. Foord)
Frank Krenmuller .... special effects technician: Chicago
Bob Stoker .... special effects supervisor
Mario Vanillo .... special effects technician
 
Visual Effects by
Janet Quen .... digital effects artist
Brian Begun .... digital effects compositor: POP Film (uncredited)
Mark Spatny .... visual effects production manager (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Raymond W. Beal .... stunts
Tobiasz Daszkiewicz .... stunts
Angela Devita .... stunts
Kenny Endoso .... stunts
James Fierro .... stunts
Joe Gaspar .... stunts
Lance Gilbert .... stunts
Tim Gilbert .... stunts
Matt Johnston .... stunts
Rick Le Fevour .... stunts
Billy D. Lucas .... stunts (as Billy Lucas)
Daniel Maldonado .... stunts
John Meier .... stunts
Linda Perlin .... stunts
Jimmy N. Roberts .... stunts
Mic Rodgers .... stunt coordinator
Pat Romano .... stunts
Mark Roscoe .... stunts
James Ryan .... stunts
Bobby Stuart .... stunts (as Bob Stuart)
Keith Tellez .... stunts
Bruce Paul Barbour .... stunt performer (uncredited)
Doc Duhame .... stunts (uncredited)
Mic Rodgers .... stunt double: Mr. Gibson (uncredited)
James Ryan .... utility stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Gary A. Beaird .... grip (as Gary Beaird)
Lisa Bonaccorso .... film loader
Kevin Boyd .... video assist operator (as Kevin P. Boyd)
Craig Brown .... grip
Malcolm Brown .... camera operator: "b" camera (as Malcolm M. Brown)
Kyle Carden .... grip
Richard L. Carden .... dolly grip (as Rick Carden)
Christopher M. Collar Jr. .... set grip: Chicago
Andrew Cooper .... still photographer
Chris Culliton .... electrician
John L. Dardis .... electrician (as John Dardis)
Joseph Graham .... key rigging grip (as Joseph A. Graham)
Shawn E. Helgedalen .... rigging best boy (as Shawn 'Sparky' Helgedalen)
Jay Johnson .... assistant chief lighting technician
Dennis J. Leahy .... set electrician: Chicago
Mark R. Lindberg .... set electrician: Chicago
Michelle Mann .... assistant camera
Bradley T. Matthys .... rigging key grip: Chicago (as Bradley Matthys)
Mark E. Matthys .... set grip: Chicago
Bruce McCleery .... gaffer (as Robert Bruce McCleery)
Stephen McGehee .... electrician
Jess Mexia .... best boy rigging grip
Danial Miller .... best boy rigging grip: Chicago
Mark O'Kane .... Steadicam operator
Mark O'Kane .... camera operator: "a" camera
Rusty Reilly .... best boy grip
Kathryn Roberts .... film loader: Chicago (as Kathryn Mueller)
Paul Santoni .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Jim Shelton .... key grip (as James R. Shelton)
Dean M. Simmon .... second assistant camera: "b" camera, Chicago
David W. Slodki .... dimmer board operator (as David Slodki)
Robert Swander .... best boy rigging electrician: Chicago (as Bob Swander)
Jordan Valenti .... rigging gaffer
Michael D. Weldon .... first assistant camera
Kelly R. Borisy .... key grip: second unit (uncredited)
Paolo Cascio .... first assistant camera: "a" camera, second unit (uncredited)
Thomas S. Ciciura .... camera loader: second unit (uncredited)
Kelly Clear .... chief lighting technician (uncredited)
Scott Fieldsteel .... best boy electric (uncredited)
Fred Folmer .... key grip: second unit (uncredited)
Jason M. Friedman .... video assist: 2nd unit (uncredited)
Joe Gajewski .... grip (uncredited)
Chris Hammond .... best boy electric: New York (uncredited)
Mike Hodges .... grip (uncredited)
Blake E. Matthys .... grip: Chicago (uncredited)
Daryn Okada .... additional photographer (uncredited)
Kevin C. Potter .... second assistant camera (uncredited)
Mark Proscia .... electrician: New York (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Terrence Harris .... casting associate
Douglas Wright .... casting associate
Byron Crystal .... extras casting (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Charlene Amateau .... set costumer
Patrick Caulfield .... set costumer: Chicago
Kimberly Guenther Durkin .... costume supervisor (as Kimberly Guenther)
Gretchen Gain .... set costumer: Chicago
Molly Mitchell .... key costumer
 
Editorial Department
Dennis McNeill .... color timer (as Denny McNeill)
Peter McNulty .... assistant editor: avid
Theresa Repola Mohammed .... negative cutter
Frank G. Urioste .... apprentice editor
Marianne Urioste .... first assistant editor
David Tweet .... assistant film editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Mendel Baylitz .... musician: sophistifunk band
Greg Bissonette .... musician: sophistifunk band
Chris Boardman .... orchestrator
Luis Conte .... musician: sophistifunk band
David Culiner .... executive in charge of music: Icon Productions
Arlene Fishbach .... music clearances
Steve Forman .... musician: sophistifunk band
John Goux .... musician: guitar solos
Jim Harrison .... supervising music editor
Norman Ludwin .... musician : uncredited
Brian Mann .... assistant music producer
John Richards .... scoring mixer
William Ross .... orchestrator
Michael T. Ryan .... supervising music editor
Neil Stubenhaus .... musician: sophistifunk band
Jeanette Surga .... additional music editor
Thomas Vicari .... music scoring mixer
Frank Wolf .... scoring mixer
Patti Zimmitti .... orchestra contractor
Tom Boyd .... musician: oboe soloist (uncredited)
James Thatcher .... musician: French horn (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Charley Bob Burnham .... transportation coordinator
James Hogan .... transportation captain: Chicago
William P. Lafon .... driver
Brenda Ryan .... driver
Lee Stepp .... transportation captain
Gina August .... driver (uncredited)
Michael R. Cairo .... driver: Chicago second unit (uncredited)
Michael Forte .... driver: Mel Gibson (uncredited)
Jody Kreinbrink .... transportation (uncredited)
Brita McCollough .... driver (uncredited)
Thomas O'Donnell .... mobile lighting operator (uncredited)
Robert Wallace .... driver (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Daniel Berkowitz .... set production assistant
Thomas Breuler .... caterer
Angela H. Brice .... assistant production coordinator: Chicago
Kathy Brown .... set production assistant: Chicago
Briana Burke .... assistant location manager (as Briana Burke-Ullman)
Timothy A. Burris .... first assistant accountant
Ken Cabrera .... craft service: Chicago (as Kenny Cabrera)
Sheryl Carnes .... assistant: Mr. Helgeland
Kristina Carpenter .... stage assistant (as Kristina Carpenter-Jensen)
Mark Carter .... key set production assistant
Al Cerullo .... helicopter pilot
Bradley Combs .... caterer
Jonas Cukierman .... production coordinator
Kristin Dehnert .... assistant location manager: Chicago
Gregg Edler .... production coordinator
Tom Elkins .... assistant production coordinator
Brian Scott Ferdman .... set production assistant
Chris Silver Finigan .... production accountant
J.J. Geary .... craft service (as John James Geary)
Mark Gulbrandsen .... dailies projectionist: Chicago
Gillian Johnson .... facilities manager
Deborah Higgins Kelly .... caterer
Shauna L. Kroen .... assistant accountant
Ross L. Kulma .... medic: Chicago
Eddie Lee .... set production assistant (as Eddie J. Lee)
Harry Lu .... armorer
Mary Lamar Mahler .... set medic
Elizabeth Maxwell .... caterer
Stacy Minkowsky .... assistant: Mr. McEveety
Beth Unger Morrison .... script clearance
Ruta Palulonis .... production assistant: Chicago
Stephanie Pond-Smith .... unit publicist
Sioux Richards .... script supervisor: Chicago (as Sioux Richards-McLane)
Christina Rollo .... production assistant
Burton Sharp .... adr group coordinator
P.R. Tooke .... script supervisor
Ken Twohy .... set production assistant
Andrew L. Ullman .... location manager
Jason Wasserman .... production assistant
Bonnie F. Watkins .... assistant: Mr. Davey
Doug Weaver .... assistant: Mr. Gibson
Peter J. Abrahams .... location assistant (uncredited)
Susan Ahulii .... craft service (uncredited)
Dawn Barkan .... animal trainer (uncredited)
Michael Barnes .... financial legal services (uncredited)
Brian Bartolini .... production assistant (uncredited)
Sam M. Cobb .... production medic (uncredited)
Shirley Davis .... production coordinator (uncredited)
Kelli-Michelle Evans .... location assistant (uncredited)
Louis Farah .... production medic (uncredited)
Ken Halsband .... location manager (uncredited)
Eric Hedayat .... location manager (uncredited)
Joseph Keideth .... security: Mr. Gibson (uncredited)
Steve Kraus .... dailies projection technician (uncredited)
Linda Leifer .... script supervisor: Chicago second unit (uncredited)
Chris Miller .... technical consultant (uncredited)
Patrick Tillmann .... set production assistant: Chicago (uncredited)
Jared Trimble .... location assistant: Chicago (uncredited)
David Tweet .... voice: "Haskell" (uncredited)
Mark N. Woods .... remote head technician (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Michael Segal .... special thanks
 
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Rated R for strong violence, language, and drug and sexual content
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100 min | USA:90 min (director's cut)
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Trivia:
Remake of Point Blank (1967) with Lee Marvin based on the book "The Hunter", one of Donald E. Westlake's "Parker" novels. The book was actually renamed Point Blank for some printings.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: The prostitute's hair on her left shoulder when she is talking to Porter in her apartment.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Porter:[voiceover] GSW: that's what the hospitals call it: gunshot wound. Doctor has to report it to the police. That makes it hard for guys in my line to get what I call, quality health care.
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42 out of 54 people found the following review useful.
A very fun 100 minutes!, 17 September 2004
Author: Boba_Fett1138 from Groningen, The Netherlands

"Payback" is one of those highly entertaining movies that make you forget your sorrows for a moment and entertains you right till the end. Difference with most other entertaining movies is that this movie also has a great story!

The movie is completely driven by the main character played by Mel Gibson. He plays a great and fun criminal who is an anti-hero and a total bad guy but still someone for who you can feel and cheer about. The movie also features lot's of other great actors including James Coburn in a very fun role, Kris Kristofferson, Lucy Liu, Bill Duke and David Paymer. The movie is filled with great and entertaining characters.

The story is just great and has quite some nice twists and moments. The movie is comedy like but it also has a wonderful film-noir feeling with a typical atmosphere. There are also some nice action sequences in which Mel Gibson's character might be featured a bit too much as an hero.

Nothing about this movie indicates that there were troubles on the set during filming with the director Brian Helgeland, on the contrary! Everything about the movie feels very fun like.

Solid entertainment!

8/10

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