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  (in credits order)

Julie Delpy ... Francesca

Georgina Cates ... Mimi

Pamela Gidley ... Dolly (as Pam Gidley)

Larry Drake ... Ray

Daniel Baldwin ... Tony

Patrick Dempsey ... Mike
Mariana Morgan ... Maxie

Alexander Zale ... Mahesh

Richmond Arquette ... Christopher
Sarah-Jane Wylde ... Bank Teller

Michael York ... Simon

Mink Stole ... Manageress

Mark Boone Junior ... Bruce (as Mark Boone Jr.)

Fenton Lawless ... Leo
George Lee Jones ... Marty

Yancy Butler ... Wendy
Thomas Pescod ... The Reverend / Angel
Stuart Lancaster ... Vinny
Kevin Williams ... Homeless Man

Vincent Perez ... Pierre

Alfred Molina ... The Colonel
Iain Jones ... Jock

Kitten Natividad ... Dancer at Party

Seymour Cassel ... Chip O'Herlihee
Jason Cairns ... French Chef
Erik Hyler ... Orderly
Stefan Medin ... Paramedic
Scotty Brown ... Scotty

Robin Antin ... Dancer - The Pussycat Dolls

Lindsley Allen ... Dancer (The Pussycat Dolls)
Joie Shettler ... Dancer - The Pussycat Dolls
Jason Mason ... Soldier
Danny Preston ... Soldier
Sally McKissick ... Veronica
Emily Edmund ... Blind Waitress
Sabrina Paul ... Christopher's Sister
Nina Baker ... Church Lady #1
Laurie Frank ... Church Lady #2
Matthew Horton ... Businessman at Party
Megan Obadash ... Wig Girl at Party
Jeffrey Cairms ... French Chef #2
Jonathan Gems ... Doctor

Directed by
Jonathan Gems 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Jonathan Gems  writer

Produced by
Denise Fitzgerald .... associate producer
Robert Mickelson .... producer
Susan Shapiro .... producer
Marcus Wylde .... co-producer
Original Music by
Stephen Croes 
Cinematography by
Joey Forsyte 
Film Editing by
Ned Bastille 
Production Design by
Peter Paul Raubertas 
Costume Design by
Vernon Simon 
Production Management
Victor Ho .... unit production manager
Daniel Voltz .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Laurence Barbera .... first assistant director
Braden Barty .... assistant director
Rebecca Levinson .... second assistant director
Courtney Rowe .... second second assistant director
Art Department
Courtney Jackson .... property master
Sound Department
Scott C. Kolden .... foley recordist
Scott C. Kolden .... supervising sound effects editor
Dan Lipe .... boom operator
Pat Toma .... production sound mixer
Camera and Electrical Department
Christine Benda .... dimmer board operator
Bryan Booth .... rigging gaffer
Evans Brown .... electrician
Jon 'Scooter' Cousins .... rigging grip
Jamal J. Farley .... best boy electric
Matthew Ferelli .... electrician
Stephen Franklin .... first assistant camera
Graham Futerfas .... electrician
Michael G. Gilman .... electrician
Steve Harshfield .... second assistant camera
Amy Hoffecker .... rigging electrician
Hiro Kakuhari .... rigging grip
Elsa Lind .... second assistant camera
Victor Macias .... rigging electrician
Bill-Brady Majors .... best boy grip
Roland Nocon .... grip
Ziggy Pedone .... electrician
Jennifer Perkins .... rigging gaffer
Anthony Ragonese .... key grip
Conrad Sigurdson .... rigging electrician
Josh Sinkoski .... electrician
Gary Spaulding .... grip
James Tiffany .... grip
Donna Vega .... gaffer
Chris Walters .... rigging electrician
Fritz Weber .... rigging key grip
Editorial Department
Morgan Beatty .... assistant editor
Transportation Department
Darrell Dubovsky .... driver
Ken Kaplan .... transportation coordinator
Other crew
Diana Lui .... production coordinator


Additional Details

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Rated R for sexuality, language and drug content
94 min | Germany:82 min
Sound Mix:
Germany:16 (video premiere) | South Korea:18 | USA:R


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The Treat is a masterpiece!, 20 August 2005
Author: purpledreamysounds from United Kingdom

This is the best film I've ever seen! Nothing is predictable. It's very beautiful- it's very full of ideas. It's not like a normal movie which plays on one or two levels- the treat is multi- layered. Sometimes what seems to be a joke is serious, and what seems at first to be serious is a joke. I watched the movie over 50 times and i'm still not bored with it. I've turned a lot of my friends onto it and now they are hooked on it too! You definitely need to see this film several times to get it. This movie will get a huge cult following I imagine in the future. It's like The Velvet Underground meets The Doors of the movies! Comic, poetic and timeless.

Danny Lane

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