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The Velocity of Gary* *(Not His Real Name)
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Writer (WGA):
James Still (written by)
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Release Date:
16 July 1999 (USA) See more »
Valentino is an Ex Adult film star very much in love with his girlfriend Mary Carmen....and boyfriend Gary... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Was, perhaps, a good play, but not a good film. See more (40 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Vincent D'Onofrio ... Valentino

Salma Hayek ... Mary Carmen

Thomas Jane ... Gary * (His Real Name)

Olivia d'Abo ... Veronica

Shawn Michael Howard ... Coco

Khalil Kain ... Venus

Chad Lindberg ... Kid Joey
Cordelia Richards ... Jana Roberts

Danny Arroyo ... Thug #1 on Street
Bingo ... Rodney
Jason Cutler ... Romaine

Elizabeth D'Onofrio ... Dorothy

Hawk D'Onofrio ... Running Boy (as Hakan D'Onofrio)
Keegan de Lancie ... Choir Boy
Ravell Dameron ... Receptionist in Clinic
Yvette Diaz ... Young Mary Carmen
Marion Eaton ... Miss Sweetheart
Phillip Esposito ... Phone Sex Guy
Luchisha Evans ... Waitress

Ethan Hawke ... Nat
Ceaser Herrera ... Thug #2 on Street

Gloria Irizarry ... Mrs. Sanchez
Ruby Rufus Isaacs ... Sleeping Beauty

Giovani Lampassi ... Phone Sex Guy #2
Lucky Luciano ... The King
Dan Lupovitz ... Street Cruiser

Michael Mantell ... Angry Customer
Stephen C. Marshall ... Angry Boss
Hugh Palmer ... Paramedic
John Panico ... Saxophone Player
Sam Saletta ... Boy #2 (Tommy)
Arielle Santos ... Hope

Kimberly Scott ... Nurse Adams

Jacob Sidney ... Sean

Alex Sol ... D.F.
Rachel Stires ... Woman on Subway Bench
Linda Wahl ... Edna the Volunteer
Miss Monroe ... Herself
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Emmy Collins ... Executioner (uncredited)

Nick Kiriazis ... Shirtless Bartender (uncredited)

Judy Jean Kwon ... Li Soon (uncredited)

Ken Myers ... Street Walker #2 (uncredited)

Directed by
Dan Ireland 
Writing credits
James Still (written by)

Produced by
Thomas D. Adelman .... co-executive producer
Kathryn Arnold .... executive producer
Luis Colina .... associate producer
Carl Colpaert .... executive producer (as Carl Jan Colpaert)
Diane Conn .... line producer
Vincent D'Onofrio .... executive producer
Dan Ireland .... executive producer
Dan Lupovitz .... producer
Timm Oberwelland .... associate producer
Joe Simon .... executive producer
James Still .... co-producer
Ellen S. Wander .... executive producer (as Ellen Wander)
Original Music by
Peitor Angell 
Cinematography by
Claudio Rocha 
Film Editing by
Luis Colina 
Debra Goldfield 
Casting by
Laurel Smith 
Production Design by
Amy B. Ancona 
Art Direction by
Rachel Kamerman 
Set Decoration by
Melissa M. Levander 
Costume Design by
Tim Chappel 
Makeup Department
Ermahn Ospina .... makeup department head
Noelle Thurin .... makeup artist (as Deborah Noelle Thurin)
Production Management
Daniel Hank .... production manager: New York
Gayle S. Ocheltree .... unit production manager
Natalie Samanon .... co-post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Lisa C. Clark .... second assistant director: second unit
Courtney King .... second assistant director
Lee Metzger .... second second assistant director
Sholto J. Roeg .... first assistant director
Art Department
Adam Cook .... assistant props
Michael Lindsay .... property master
Eric Steinway .... set dresser
Sound Department
Lance Brown .... sound designer
Lance Brown .... sound re-recording mixer
David Chornow .... sound mixer
Marc Fishman .... sound re-recording mixer
Jeff Pullman .... sound mixer: New York
Christopher Sposa .... boom operator
Carl D. Ware .... assistant sound designer
Karl Wasserman .... boom operator: New York
Visual Effects by
Christopher Dusendschon .... in-show optical process and effects compositor: THDX (uncredited)
Tom Harper .... stunt coordinator
Don Ruffin .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Craig Bilodeau .... grip
Chris Brow .... dolly grip
Harry M. Dixon .... camera loader
Eric Jennings .... first assistant camera
Pete Johnson .... key grip
Chris Kovalski .... grip
Giovani Lampassi .... gaffer
Scott MacDonald .... first assistant camera
Scott MacDonald .... steadicam operator
Anatoliy Neznanov .... additional electrician
Robert Stillman .... electrician
Jessica Wilson .... second assistant camera
Dan Zaitz .... still photographer
Casting Department
Glenn-Thomas Ford .... casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Laura Marolakos .... costume supervisor
Editorial Department
Debra Goldfield .... additional editor
Brett S. McCarthy .... assistant editor
Paul Petschek .... additional editor
Other crew
Dennis Anderson .... set production assistant
Scott Baugh .... assistant to director
Blake Busby .... graphic artist: titles
Gina Carollo .... accountant
Angela Gibbens .... set production assistant
Robin Gottschall .... first assistant accountant
Sam Grant .... assistant: Diane Conn
Keith Douglas Kramer .... location manager
Pam Leonte .... script supervisor
Brian McMillan .... head animal trainer
Dan Riley .... legal assistant
Gary J. Sims .... payroll services
Rik Walters .... financing consultant (uncredited)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"The Velocity of Gary* *(Not His Real Name)" - USA (original title)
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Rated R for strong sexual content, language, some drug use and violent images
100 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Venus:[both] FAGOT!
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10 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
Was, perhaps, a good play, but not a good film., 25 November 2000
Author: ( from Bakersfield, CA

The film has an interesting beginning and introduces promising characters and a promising theme. Alas, very quickly things start to fall apart. Characters are introduced and dispensed with, having served no real purpose. One character who, unfortunately, is present throughout the film serves mostly to irritate us and the film's other characters. One wonders why anyone would put up with her for an extended period of weeks, months, or years when we don't want to see her for 2 hours. What was the man dressed like an accountant doing in this film? Why was an illness introduced clumsily? I wish I had seen the play so that I could see what went wrong in the translation to film (assuming that the play was good enough to warrant film treatment). I did watch the entire film, but I wish I hadn't. I do think the film should be seen by all college and university film majors as a lesson in what not to do. This one is a real mess.

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