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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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  (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 .... re-recording mixer
Lance Brown .... sound designer
David Chornow .... sound mixer
Marc Fishman .... 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
Location Management
Keith Douglas Kramer .... location manager
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
Pam Leonte .... script supervisor
Brian McMillan .... head animal trainer
Dan Riley .... legal assistant
B.I. Rosen .... production staff
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:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

[from the trailer]
Gary:You spent all the money on junk food? Y'know, some of that was rent money.
Valentino:I thought we paid that last month.
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Movie Connections:
References The Whole Wide World (1996)See more »


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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
I kept thinking I didn't like it... I kept checking it out again, 30 March 2008
Author: profsportster from United States

What am I to write about this film? Vincent D'Onofrio is one of the most bizarre actors to cross the screen, for my money. He plays a role that garners no sympathy at all, but builds a character to whom I can't help but relate. Thomas Jane and Selma Hayek are the most undeveloped, hard-edged characters in the film and seem hardly correct in the triune that includes the likes of Valentino (Vincent D'Onofrio).

This is a seedy, unwashed film and I kept seeing things I hated in the first, second, and third times I watched it. And for some reason I keep watching it. The mixed sexual interactions are nauseating to me, and the shallow values of the principals presents them as flotsam, barely above hobo status and the sorts of souls to be found in any big city anywhere. But, they still "live," and ultimately force my attention to their pathetic and at once selfish and self destructive lives.

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