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A mother and daughter con team seduce and scam wealthy men. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Sigourney Weaver ... Angela Nardino / Max Conners / Ulga Yevanova

Jennifer Love Hewitt ... Wendy / Page Conners / Jane Helstrom

Ray Liotta ... Dean Cumanno / Vinny Staggliano

Jason Lee ... Jack Withrowe

Anne Bancroft ... Gloria Vogal / Barbara

Jeffrey Jones ... Mr. Appel

Gene Hackman ... William B. Tensy

Nora Dunn ... Miss Madress

Julio Oscar Mechoso ... Leo

Ricky Jay ... Dawson's Auctioneer

Sarah Silverman ... Linda

Zach Galifianakis ... Bill

Michael Hitchcock ... Dr. Arnold Davis
Pierre Gonneau ... Priest at First Wedding

Shawn Colvin ... Minister at Second Wedding
Michael Andrew ... Wedding Band Leader
Andy Brewster ... Busboy
Gonzo Raymond ... Ray

Carrie Fisher ... Ms. Surpin

Jack Shearer ... Mr. Gruber

Alan Blumenfeld ... Man in Gas Station
Adam Novicki ... Waiter

Robert Alan Beuth ... Maitre D'
Steve Mellor ... Philip Tinker
Janni Brenn ... Davis Mom

Kevin Nealon ... Man at the Bar

Scott Wordham ... Parking Valet

Jackie O'Brien ... Woman in Dawson's
Denalda Williams ... Davis Maid
Haresh Raval ... Man in Auction
Jack Douglas Cooper ... Other Man at Auction
Peter Spellos ... Dawson's Workman

Elya Baskin ... Vladimir, Kremlin Waiter

Oleg Shtefanko ... Kremlin Band Leader (as Oleg Stefan)
Ken Magee ... Police Sergeant
Geremy Dingle ... Breakers Waiter

Patricia Belcher ... Hotel Housekeeping Maid

Monnae Michaell ... Bank Teller (as Moné Walton)

Bernadette Birkett ... Jack's Mother

David Mirkin ... Jack's Lawyer
Catherine Butterfield ... Bridal Shop Saleslady

Lawrence Sacco ... Man at Banquet
Jennifer Genco ... Waitress
Kenny Levine ... Wedding Band Musician
Zane Musa ... Wedding Band Musician
Andrew Schnurr ... Wedding Band Musician
Mark Tortorici ... Wedding Band Musician
Larry Williams ... Wedding Band Musician
Todd Wolfe ... Wedding Band Musician

Richard Bernard ... Kremlin Band Musician
Arshag Chookorian ... Kremlin Band Musician
Leonid Galperin ... Kremlin Band Musician
Miamon Miller ... Kremlin Band Musician
Igor Serykh ... Kremlin Band Musician
Stuart Silverstein ... Kremlin Band Musician
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Terry Austin ... Cashier at Auction (scenes deleted)
Gerry Lock ... Party Guest (scenes deleted)
Paul Aldanée ... Valet #4 (uncredited)

Johnny Bolton ... Hotel Guest (uncredited)
Tracy Gossett ... Bit Part at Wedding (uncredited)

Phil Hawn ... Bank Customer (uncredited)
Russell Hess ... Millionaire Golf Club Member (uncredited)

Ariane Von Kamp ... Wedding Guest (uncredited)
Robert Malone ... Bank Customer (uncredited)
Tricia Manzardo ... Woman (uncredited)
Irving Ong ... Bit Part at Wedding Party (uncredited)
Brian Patterson ... Restaurant patron (uncredited)

Jason Pattillo ... The Glades Patron (uncredited)
Gibran Perrone ... Bit Part at Wedding (uncredited)
David Sirois ... Valet (uncredited)
Kat Slatery ... Cafe Girl (uncredited)

T.J. Thyne ... Bellhop (uncredited)

Stacey Travis ... Nurse Gale Grey (uncredited)

Todd Vittum ... Bank Patron (uncredited)

Directed by
David Mirkin 
Writing credits
Robert Dunn (written by) and
Paul Guay (written by) &
Stephen Mazur (written by)

Produced by
John Davis .... producer
Irving Ong .... producer
Hadeel Reda .... executive producer
Gary Smith .... executive producer
Richard Stenta .... line producer
Clayton Townsend .... executive producer
Original Music by
John Debney 
Cinematography by
Dean Semler 
Film Editing by
William Steinkamp 
Casting by
Juel Bestrop 
Jeanne McCarthy 
Production Design by
Lilly Kilvert 
Art Direction by
John Warnke 
Set Decoration by
Kathy Lucas  (as Katherine Lucas)
Costume Design by
Gary Jones 
Makeup Department
John Blake .... makeup artist
Jay Cannistraci .... key makeup artist: Florida
Alan D'Angerio .... hair stylist: Sigourney Weaver (as Alan Dangerio)
David Danon .... hair stylist
Bonita DeHaven .... makeup artist: Jennifer Love Hewitt
Linda DeVetta .... makeup artist: Sigourney Weaver (as Linda de Vetta)
Cheryl Eckert .... hair stylist
Sari Lietzman .... additional makeup artist (as Sari Leitzman)
Robin L. Neal .... makeup artist (as Robin Neal-Luce)
Ron Scott .... hair stylist: Gene Hackman
Jasen Joseph Sica .... key hair stylist (as Jasen Sica)
Ellen Wong .... makeup artist: Gene Hackman
Victoria Wood .... wigs: Sigourney Weaver
Melissa Yonkey .... hair stylist: Jennifer Love Hewitt
Vera Yurtchuk .... makeup artist
Production Management
Clayton Townsend .... production manager
Gary R. Wordham .... production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Timothy Grant Engle .... second second assistant director
Stephen E. Hagen .... assistant director (as Stephen Hagen)
David McGiffert .... first assistant director
Art Department
David Alban .... foreman
Renee Lee Alito .... set estimator
Tom Altobello .... assistant property master
Rick Broderman .... paint gang boss
Patrick Cassidy .... leadman
Tony Castagnola .... greens foreman
Peter C. Clarke .... property master
Robert Crowley .... carpenter
Vincent D'Aquino .... greensman
Dave DeGaetano .... construction coordinator
Elizabeth Flaherty .... art department coordinator
Andrew P. Flores .... second head painter (as Andy Flores)
Daniel J. Gillooly .... greens foreman
James Harris .... general foreman
Martha Johnston .... set designer
Robert Loring Jr. .... greens foreman
Daniel Mendible .... set dresser
Michael Metzel .... construction coordinator
Tyler Patton .... on-set dresser
Jeremy Alan Read .... greensman
John Root .... signwriter
Liza Rudolph .... set decoration buyer
Fred Schwendel .... set dresser
Nicholas Scott .... scenic artist
Alex Sessing .... greensman
Paul Stanwyck .... head painter
Frank A. Torres .... set dresser: Florida
Brett Tyler .... paint gangboss
Cedar Valentine .... construction estimator (as E. Cedar McClure)
Dianne Wager .... set designer
Tim Y. Wetzel .... props
Cary Whittaker .... lead greens
G. Roger Abell .... set dresser (uncredited)
Gary J. Coelho .... laborer (uncredited)
Bryan McBrien .... greensman (uncredited)
Sound Department
Bub Asman .... sound effects editor
Gary Blufer .... additional sound effects
Kevin Cerchiai .... utility sound
Michael Dressel .... supervising foley editor
Shawn Egan .... assistant sound editor
Juno J. Ellis .... supervising adr editor
John Michael Fanaris .... sound effects coordinator
Gary Gegan .... re-recording mixer
Thomas Giordano .... sound
Robert Guastini .... dialogue editor
Mildred Iatrou .... dialogue editor
Jason King .... sound effects editor (as Jason 'Opie' King)
Gary Krivacek .... sound effects editor
Kimberly Ellen Lowe .... dialogue editor (as Kimberly Lowe Voigt)
Steve Mann .... sound effects editor
Matthew C. May .... assistant sound editor (as Matt May)
Ryan Murphy .... sound recordist
Alan Robert Murray .... supervising sound editor
Howard Neiman .... sound effects editor (as Howard S.M. Neiman)
David M. Ronne .... production sound mixer
David Schneider .... utility sound
Roy Seeger .... assistant adr editor
John Switzer .... sound effects coordinator
Daniel W. Victor Jr. .... stereo sound consultant: DTS
Cary Weitz .... boom operator
James Ashwill .... foley mixer (uncredited)
Gary Coppola .... additional sound re-recording mixer (uncredited)
Mark Kenna .... consultant: Dolby film sound (uncredited)
Philip A. Schwartz .... utility sound dayplayer (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Eric Allard .... special effects coordinator: reshoot
Jim Greenall .... animatronic designer and fabricator: macaw and alligator
Lucinda Strub .... special effects foreman
Matt Sweeney .... special effects coordinator
George Zamora .... special effects foreman
Visual Effects by
Lloyd Lee Barnett .... digital compositor
Scott Dougherty .... digital effects producer: Cinesite
Tyler Foell .... digital artist
Peter Koczera .... senior digital artist
Vincent Lavares .... digital asset manager: Cinesite
Derek Ledbetter .... visual effects
Brad Moylan .... digital compositor: Pixel Magic
Sean Mullen .... digital artist: Encore Visual Effects
Patrick Murphy .... digital artist: Pixel Magic
Todd Vaziri .... digital artist: OCS/Freeze Frame/Pixel Magic
Christopher Dusendschon .... digital imaging: THDX (uncredited)
Lesley Aletter .... stunts
Troy Brown .... stunts
Doc Duhame .... stunts
Buddy Joe Hooker .... stunt coordinator
Norman Howell .... stunts
Cinda-Lin James .... stunt double: Jennifer Love Hewitt
Shawn Odum .... stunts
Jimmy N. Roberts .... stunts
Dana Stein .... stunts
Tom Bahr .... stunts (uncredited)
Buddy Joe Hooker .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Henry Cantor .... lighting technician
Murray Close .... still photographer
Shawn Duchscherer .... electrician
James J. Gilson .... gaffer
Kim Heath .... key rigging grip
Michael Hoffer .... rigging grip
Matt Jackson .... grip
Darren Langer .... electrician
Jason E. Lord .... set lighting technician
James A. Lundin .... basecamp genie operator
John Martens .... chief rigging technician
Dwayne McClintock .... camera operator: SpaceCam
Fred L. McLane .... assistant camera
Sean Meyer .... rigging grip
Duane Mieliwocki .... assistant camera
Frank Parrish .... second assistant camera
Earl Perque .... grip: Florida
Ingrid Semler .... camera loader
Joshua E. Smith .... electrician
Don Telles .... grip
Charles A. Vogeler .... 24 frame video operator
Kelly Diehl .... libra head technician (uncredited)
Doug Ednie .... lighting technician (uncredited)
Kelly Way .... electrician (uncredited)
John Zivelonghi .... additional electrician (uncredited)
Casting Department
Blythe Cappello .... casting associate
Barbara Harris .... voice casting
Nadia Lubbe Simon .... casting assistant (as Nadia Lubbe)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Kendall Errair .... costumer: Sigourney Weaver
Cathie Filian .... costumer: Jennifer Love Hewitt (as Catherine Bush)
Mari Grimaud .... costume supervisor
Jessica Peel .... assistant to costume designer
Eva Prappas .... key costumer
Ann Roth .... gowns: Sigourney Weaver
Tim Wilson .... costumer
Editorial Department
Jennifer Apel .... first assistant editor
Brett Lavinthal .... first assistant editor
Theresa Repola Mohammed .... negative cutter
Mike Stanwick .... color timer
Valance Eisleben .... high definition editorial services (uncredited)
Location Management
Robert Cavalluzzo .... location manager: re-shoots
Kristin Dehnert .... assistant location manager
Elizabeth Elwell .... location scout
Leann Emmert .... assistant location manager
Jim Small .... location assistant
Sherrill Smith .... assistant location manager
Sam Tedesco .... location manager
Boyd Wilson .... location manager
Music Department
Thomas A. Carlson .... music editor (as Tom Carlson)
John Debney .... conductor
John Debney .... music producer: score
Brad Dechter .... orchestrator
Sandy DeCrescent .... orchestra contractor
Danny Elfman .... composer: Heartbreakers theme
Michael Mason .... score co-producer
Shawn Murphy .... music recordist: score
Shawn Murphy .... scoring mixer
Steven A. Saltzman .... music editor
Susanne Savage .... music coordinator
Dirk Van Fleet .... music assistant
Wolfgang Amadeus .... electronic scoring mixer (uncredited)
Johnny Caruso .... music editor (uncredited)
Maureen Crowe .... music supervisor (uncredited)
George Doering .... musician (uncredited)
M.B. Gordy .... musician: percussion (uncredited)
Tomás Hradcky .... music element creator (uncredited)
Christopher Klatman .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Don Nemitz .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Steven L. Smith .... music preparation (uncredited)
Matthew Rush Sullivan .... music coordinator (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Joel Marrow .... transportation coordinator
Conor O'Gorman .... transportation (uncredited)
Other crew
Chris Aldrich .... assistant: Mr. Davis
Tom Bahr .... marine coordinator
Alex Barnoya .... medic
Richard Bronskill .... auricle operator
Brooke Brooks .... assistant: Mr. Davis
Tom Burruss .... assistant marine coordinator
Anne Cabral .... production coordinator: Florida
Ian Calip .... set staff assistant
Richard Castro .... payroll accountant
Lori M. Cincotta .... assistant: Ms. Weaver (as Lori Matyska)
Christopher De Stefano .... production assistant
Dyanne C. Deuel .... set medic
Tiffany Fraser .... first assistant accountant (as Tiffany Reinhard)
Brian Kula Fung .... fitness/nutrition specialist: Ms. Weaver
Dominic Giannetti .... office production assistant
Zoila Gomez .... production coordinator
Tracy Gossett .... assistant to director
Jim Greenall .... puppeteer
Elizabeth Himelstein .... dialogue coach
Meredith Humbracht .... assistant production office coordinator
Ricky Jay .... technical consultant: con games
Ryan Kavner .... production assistant
Michael G. Kehoe .... craft service company (as Michael Kehoe)
Samantha C. Kirkeby .... script supervisor: second unit
Stephen Krug .... production assistant (as Steve Krug)
Meti Kusari .... craft service
Kelsi MacIntyre .... production secretary
Wendy E. Matousek .... stand-in: Carrie Fisher
Michael Miller .... production secretary: Florida (as Matthew G. Miller)
Danny Mormino .... production assistant
John Nasraway .... production assistant
Gibran Perrone .... assistant: Mr. Townsend
Carol Phiniotis .... screening coordinator
Sharron Reynolds .... script supervisor
Rip Russell .... assistant accountant
John R. Saunders .... production assistant
Nina Saxon .... title designer
David Schatanoff Jr. .... operations coordinator
Rick Senteno .... assistant chief rigging technician
Michael Singer .... unit publicist
Sheilah Sullivan .... accountant
Susan Murphy .... acknowledgment

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Rated PG-13 for sex-related content including dialogue
123 min
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Did You Know?

The film was originally entitled "The Breakers", after the swank Palm Beach, Florida resort. The company passed on the rights to include their name as the title of the movie, and removed all clear association with the production - except that they allowed MGM to film on the hotel's premises.See more »
Crew or equipment visible: When Jack takes Jane into their honeymoon suite, the door closes behind them without anyone closing it. In the corner, if you watch the doorknob, there is a hand that you can see that closes the door for them.See more »
[first lines]
Priest at First Wedding:Do you, Angela Nardino, take Dean Cumanno as your lawfully wedded husband? To love, honor, and obey, 'til death do you part?
Angela Nardino:I do.
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One of the funniest comedies of the year. *** (out of four), 22 March 2001

HEARTBREAKERS / (2001) *** (out of four)

Starring: Sigourney Weaver, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Ray Liotta, Jason Lee, Jeffrey Jones, Gene Hackman, Nora Dunn, and Anne Bancroft. Directed by David Mirkin. Written by Robert Dunn, Paul Guay, and Stephen Mazur. Produced by John Davis and Irving Ong. Rated PG-13 (for sexual content and language). Released by MGM Productions.

It is becoming a genuine tradition for movies with sexy stars and seductive content to believe that males of all ages view the world not with their brain, but with the external organ between their legs. "Heartbreakers" does a convincing job at persuading us to agree, if we guy audience members can ourselves get past the ample amounts of cleavage and sexy dialogue inhabiting by this PG-13 rated comedy that contains enough suggestive material and revealing midriffs for many parents to pause over. The film is another mother-daughter story about letting your children grow up-but disguised itself as a hilarious comedy about sensuous swindlers who make their own luck. It makes us laugh because of the irony of its situations, and it makes us smile because of the knowledge of the writing by Robert Dunn, Paul Guay, and Stephen Mazur. "Heartbreakers" is easily one of the funniest comedies of the year.

The film stars Sigourney Weaver and Jennifer Love-Hewitt as Max and Page, two conniving con artists who use their good looks to get what they want. As the movie opens, Max is married to small-time Jersey womanizer Dean Cumanno (Ray Liotta), but the marriage is short lived when Max shows up at his office the next day only to find her newlywed fooling around with an attractive younger woman-her daughter, Page. The whole act was a setup for a abrupt and easy divorce settlement, with the two double-dealers coming away from the act with their pockets overloaded with three-hundred thousand dollars and a really nice car.

Page is growing up and wants to start a business on her own, but her mother thinks she is not yet ready and finds them both in a demanding circumstance: the IRS needs lots of money real soon from Max and Page. A spiteful agent (Anne Bancroft) explains that their accounts have been drained and criminal charges are about to be pursued. Page coincides to help her mother with one last job in order to pay off the alleged debts. They find the perfect target in Palm Beach, an aging tobacco exec named William B. Tensy (Gene Hackman), who is worth over twenty million. Although neither Page or Max find this smelly chain smoking, old man particularly attractive, Max poses as a Russian aristocrat named Ulga Yevanova, while Page finds her way with Tensy as a revealing housekeeper for his local mansion.

This last job ultimately poses a few problems for Max and Page. Max finds herself followed by Dean, who seeks another martial bliss. Page finds herself falling in love with the kind-hearted owner of a local bar (Jason Lee), who is worth three million dollars. Max wants her to go for his pocketbook, but Page really has feelings for this person-even though romance is against her better judgment. The two must decide how to deal with these situations, all while persuading Tensy to further fall for Max in attempt to pay off the IRS.

Jennifer Love Hewitt and Sigourney Weaver deliver performances that are both sexy and funny. They are also very well cast; making perfect and believable mother-daughter chemistry. There are also some funny performances from the strong supporting cast. Gene Hackman makes a fool out of himself with a character on the other side of the world from anything he has recently done. The charismatic young actor Jason Lee ("Almost Famous," "Mumford") furnishes a convincing romantic interest-although there is little chemistry between Hewitt and him. Anne Bancroft ("The Graduate," "Great Expectations") fits in with the crowd gleefully. Other small roles from Jeffrey Jones ("The Devil's Advocate," "Sleepy Hollow") as a hotel manager and Nora Dunn ("Three Kings") as a maid framed for house robbing her own employer, are also entertaining.

Director David Mirkin struck out with the 1997 comedy "Romy and Michele's High School Reunion," but here captures the perfect tone for the comic material. Hearty laughs are frequent and big-and it takes a lot to make me

laugh. The film prospers with a script that provides its amusing characters with many active situations and plot twists that are unanticipated and effective. Eventually, however, the film becomes rapped up in a sappy love story that somewhat gets in the way of the comedy. The movie's tone becomes a little too serious, and we end up feeling cheated out of even more boisterously entertaining moments.

When it comes to getting tons of laughs out of the audience, the film prospers with no problems. Hewitt and Weaver make great career moves, especially after they each tried their strings with failed serious films (Weaver's past several "Alien" movies have bombed, and Hewitt could not do a thing with "I Still Know What You Did Last Summer). "Heartbreakers" contains enough effective comic material to warrant more than a single viewing. It is one of the best comedies of the year.

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