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Dead Broke -- A detective investigates a murder that has taken place outside a debt collection agency in Brooklyn. A motley assortment of suspects includes the employees of the agency.
Dead Broke -- A detective investigates a murder that has taken place outside a debt collection agency in Brooklyn. A motley assortment of suspects includes the employees of the agency.

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Edward Vilga (writer)
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Cast

 
Jayne Deely ... Emily
Kevin Dewey ... Steve

John Glover ... Sam

Jill Hennessy ... Kate

Arthur M. Jolly ... Police Diver

Isabel Keating ... Forensics Specialist

Christopher Lawford ... Joshua

Danny Mastrogiorgio ... Veduccio (as Daniel Mastrogiorgio)
Reginald Mervilus ... Police Officer

Adam Seth Nelson

Tony Roberts ... Walter
Cheryl Rogers ... Luanne

Patricia Scanlon ... Frankie

Paul Sorvino ... Harvey

Leslie Lewis Sword ... EMT Technician (as Leslie Lewis)

Justin Theroux ... James

Nela Wagman ... Sherry
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Directed by
Edward Vilga 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Edward Vilga  writer

Produced by
Andrew Charas .... co-producer
Mia Choi .... co-producer
Chris Craig .... co-associate producer
Genevieve Lohman .... producer
David Marcellino .... line producer
Mark Ross .... associate producer
Mark Sourian .... co-associate producer
Thomas N. Staub .... producer
Leslie Lewis Sword .... executive producer (as Leslie Lewis)
Nela Wagman .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
Edward Bilous 
 
Cinematography by
Joaquín Baca-Asay 
 
Film Editing by
Youna Kwak 
Gary Winick 
 
Casting by
Adrienne Stern 
 
Production Design by
George Xenos 
 
Costume Design by
Janie Bryant  (as Katherine Jane Bryant)
Kristen Couchot 
 
Makeup Department
Necia Mullen .... assistant makeup artist
Joanne Ottaviano .... key hair stylist
Joanne Ottaviano .... key makeup artist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Lisa C. Clark .... second second assistant director
Jeremy Slutskin .... first assistant director
 
Sound Department
William Kozy .... production sound mixer
Peter Roigk .... foley artist (as Peter Roik)
Marcus Sujata .... sound editor
Joe White .... boom operator
 
Stunts
Kyle Derek .... safety diver
Arthur M. Jolly .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Antonio Ponti .... a camera first assistant
Antonio Ponti .... a-camera assistant
 
Other crew
Liza Alhadeff .... production assistant
Patrick Gibbons .... key production assistant
Ryan Lifchitz .... production assistant
Alex Panagakis .... unit publicist
Miranda J. Smith .... production assistant
 

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Rated R for language, some violence and brief sexuality
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USA:98 min
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6 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
A sleeper goof on film noir., 11 March 2002
Author: mr_fiore

This flick looked rather predictable and unspectacular at first, but the more I watched the more I laughed. Aside from the fact the I kept seeing one familiar face after another (John Glover, Jill Hennessey, Tony Roberts, etc.)I was beguiled by the way the humor was slipped in, so subtle that one almost wouldn't notice. As I missed the beginning, I really would make the effort to see it in its entirety, and consider it well worth it. Glover is great as the detective, and the amount of times they had to bleep out dialog for the channel I was watching it on only made it funnier. My favorite scene by far concerns the two versions of a story told about the collection agency efforts of one of the female characters- the besieged debtor is verbally torn to pieces by said bill collector, in his version; her version has her engaging him on the phone in just the sweetest, softest way imaginable. There are subplots and subterfuges all over the place, with a conclusion which again contains little glints of humor and a satisfactory result. Worth watching if you come across it at the video store or on the tube, especially if you like goofs on film noir.

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