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Writers (WGA):
William Gibson (short story)
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Christopher Walken ... Fox

Willem Dafoe ... X

Asia Argento ... Sandii

Annabella Sciorra ... Madame Rosa

John Lurie ... Distinguished Man

Kimmy Suzuki ... Asian Girl #1 (as Naoko 'Kimmy' Suzuki)

Miou ... Asian Girl #2
Yoshitaka Amano ... Hiroshi

Gretchen Mol ... Hiroshi's Wife
Phil Neilson ... The Welshman (as Phil Nielson)
Ken Kelsch ... The Expeditor

Andrew Fiscella ... Sex Show Man
Rachel Glass ... Sex Show Woman #1

Roberta Orlandi ... Sex Show Woman #2 (as Roberta Orlan)
Erin Jermaine Serrano ... Sex Show Woman #3
Nicole Taggart ... Sex Show Woman #4

Ryuichi Sakamoto ... Hosaka Executive (as Ryûichi Sakamoto)

Victor Argo ... Portugese Business Man
Anna Marie Winds ... German Lady (as Annamarie Wind)
Joel St. Bernard ... Club Security
Harper Simon ... Man at Table
George Smurra ... One Eye George
Frankie Cee ... Frankie Fats

John 'Cha Cha' Ciarcia ... Cha Cha (as John Ciarcia)

Echo Danon ... Singer #1
Kyrie Tinch ... Singer #2
Dave Shelley ... Maitre D' (as David Shelley)
Nick Guccione ... Maas Security
Matthew Messina ... Maas Security
Al Croseri ... Maas Security
John Russo ... Maas Security
Vincent DiMarco ... Lab Scientist
Walter Abraham ... Lab Scientist
Sal Savino ... Lab Scientist
Sam Canegallo ... Lab Scientist
Tim Browning ... Lab Scientist
M. Kelly Reynolds ... Shower Girl
Janine Glickman ... Shower Girl

Raymond De Felitta ... Lab Security (as Ray DeFelitta)

Directed by
Abel Ferrara 
Writing credits
William Gibson (short story)

Abel Ferrara (screenplay) &
Christ Zois (screenplay)

Produced by
Adam Brightman .... co-producer
Alessandro Camon .... executive producer
Milena Cannaro .... associate producer
Jay Cannold .... executive producer
Willem Dafoe .... co-producer
Christian Halsey Solomon .... co-executive producer
Edward R. Pressman .... producer
Christopher Walken .... co-producer
Gregory G. Woertz .... executive producer
Original Music by
Schooly-D  (as Schoolly D.)
Cinematography by
Ken Kelsch 
Film Editing by
Jim Mol 
Anthony Redman 
Production Design by
Frank DeCurtis 
Set Decoration by
Rich Devine 
Costume Design by
David C. Robinson 
Makeup Department
Lynn Campbell .... key makeup artist
Deanna .... hair stylist
Joanne Ottaviano .... key hair stylist: second unit
Joanne Ottaviano .... key makeup artist: second unit
Amanda Redgrave .... additional makeup artist
Production Management
Jay Cannold .... unit production manager
Robert Warmflash .... post-production supervisor
James A. Wolf Jr. .... unit manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Tracey Hinds .... second assistant director
Noga Isackson .... first assistant director
Laurie Jackson .... second second assistant director
Howard McMaster .... first assistant director
Art Department
Shirley Belwood .... assistant property manager (as Shirley J. Belwood)
Frank DeCurtis .... property master
Guido DeCurtis .... additional props
Mary Duffy .... additional set dresser
Chris Jordan .... additional props
Heather Danielle Kane .... lead man
Yuri Makoveychuk .... scenic artist
Morgan Pitts .... additional props
Raymond M. Samitz .... construction coordinator (as Raymond Samitz)
Anthony Scalzo .... set dresser
Sound Department
Neil Bleifield .... boom operator (as Neil Bleifeld)
Neil Cedar .... foley recordist
Eric A. Christoffersen .... stereo sound consultant: Dolby
Philippe Desloovere .... sound editor
Rick Dior .... re-recording mixer
Ken Hahn .... re-recording mixer
John Hassler .... foley artist
David Jaunai .... re-recording mixer
Grant Maxwell .... re-recording mixer
Ray Palagy .... sound effects editor
Tony Pipitone .... sound editor
Mathew Price .... production sound mixer
Michael Ruschak .... foley mixer
Tony Slocum .... dialogue editor
Randy Ward .... sound editor
Rick Wessler .... foley mixer
Visual Effects by
Dante D. Bruno .... optical effects coordinator
Paul Killian .... matte painter
Kris Schumacher .... digital effects coordinator
John R. Favre .... stunts
Phil Neilson .... stunt coordinator (as Phil Nielson)
Brian Smyj .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Larry Banks .... camera operator
John Broughton .... second assistant camera
Renzo Spirit Buffalo .... assistant camera
Tim Davies .... grip (as Timothy Davies)
Jon Delgado .... electrician
Steve Drellich .... camera operator: "a" camera (as Steven Drellich)
Scott Eberle .... best boy grip
Richard Eliano .... camera operator
Jay Feather .... second assistant camera
Carlos Omar Guerra .... second assistant camera (as Carlos Guerra)
Robert Kummert .... first company grip
Todd Lichtenstein .... electrician
Deborah Lipman .... second assistant camera
Dennis A. Livesey .... first assistant camera (as Dennis Livesey)
John Paul McIntyre .... dolly grip (as John McIntyre)
Jason Micallef .... electrician
Andy Niceberg .... best boy electric
Robert Pokonski .... third electrician
Leigh Rathner .... second assistant camera (as Leigh Ratner)
Kory Salomone .... second assistant camera
Steve Sands .... still photographer (as Steven Sands)
Derrick Still .... electrician
Richard Suffern .... grip
Phil Testa .... gaffer
Stephen Treadway .... second assistant camera
Justin Vanson .... grip
Tomas von Rauchhaupt .... electrician
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Fran Bradfield .... wardrobe assistant
John Corbo .... wardrobe supervisor
Dain I. Kalas .... assistant costume designer (as Dain Kalas)
Joan Kaufman .... assistant costume designer
Editorial Department
Rodney Evans .... assistant editor
Fred Hyde .... color timer
David Kirchner .... assistant editor: avid
Patricia Sztaba .... negative matcher
Stan Sztaba .... negative matcher
Joe Violante .... color coordinator
Location Management
Eve Applebaum .... assistant location manager
Brett Colombo .... location scout
Jeffrey Mann .... location scout
Martina Pozzi .... location scout
Joseph Stephans .... location manager
Ann Yamamoto .... location manager
Music Department
Eric Hurvitz .... music mixer
Jim Mol .... music editor
Cat Power .... composer: song "In This Hole"
Schooly-D .... music mixer
Transportation Department
Mike Easter .... transportation co-captain (as Michael Easter)
Kenny Gaskins .... transportation captain
Other crew
Cezhan Ambrose .... craft service (as Cez Hancoor)
Percy Lee Anderson .... parking production assistant
Michael Bederman .... production accountant
Hilary Bowers .... assistant: Mr. Ferrara
Jesse Burden .... set production assistant
Manny Centeno .... office production assistant
Juliet D'Annibale .... production coordinator
Mary Ann Daugherty .... cue card production assistant
Luis DeLeon .... parking production assistant
Priamo Fermi .... parking production assistant
Raymond Hofmeister .... assistant post-production accountant
Joni M. Huth .... additional stitcher (as Joni Huth)
Jeff Israel .... set production assistant
Rodney 'Bear' Jackson .... set production assistant
Roger Kass .... legal services
Simone Lageoles .... script supervisor
Patrick Jack Lee .... production financing
Ademola McMullen .... key set production assistant
Scott Meyer .... office production assistant
Stuart Miller .... assistant: Mr. Pressman
Jo Mocrozo .... parking production assistant
Alex Panagakis .... unit publicist
Saskia Rifkin .... assistant production office coordinator
Kristi Savino .... assistant: Mr. Pressman
Zach Schiff-Abrams .... office production assistant
Claude Shaw .... office production assistant
Steven Simpson .... post-production accountant
Tom Torii .... post-production accountant
Rachel Uchitel .... craft service
Alyson Wellins .... assistant production accountant
Sarah Wright .... assistant: Mr. Pressman
Ithiell Yisrael .... production assistant
John Michael Sudol .... assistant to director (uncredited)

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Rated R for strong sexuality and language, including some sex-related dialogue
93 min
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Distinguished Man:Come on, you know this better than anybody, right? There's a full-scale subterranean war being waged for every shred of information. And the corporate suits are killing each other off by the thousands each year. I mean it's like the holocaust in the 20th century. Everybody knows about it, and nobody says anything about it. And government is as culpable as any corporation.
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11 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
If you liked the short story . . ., 10 June 2007
Author: overlordofmu ( from United States

This film is based on a William Gibson short story by the same name in a collection of shorts titled "Burning Chrome". This story itself is less than a dozen pages with no quotation marks appearing anywhere in the print.

From this short story with absolutely no dialog, master director Able Ferrara crafts a haunting film that is primarily dialog driven. The small cast's intimate conversations, which are woven together into a disjointed collage, are the heart of the film.

One might assume that this divergence from the original media's style would result in a derivative work that no longer held true to the essence of the original. This is wonderfully not the case.

This is one of my favorite Ferrara films, precisely because it translates the written work so aptly. This film is not intended for mass market appeal, but is instead uncorrupted artistic expression. I do not believe that this film was intended by the director to be a financial success (I wish it were so I could see more like it) but to be an artistic success.

The film is technically a science fiction work because it is set in the future. This is a future of gritty realism. The filth, violence, and crime of our present has not been washed away by the years. It is omnipresent as always. Ferrara has used very few "special effects" to indicate future technology as there was no need to do so. In the decadent underworld that is his setting, said future tech is in cell phones and surveillance equipment which are subtle background, not flashy foreground. There are no laser guns or flying cars.

This is a story about memory and feeling. It has a tendency to be non-linear. The music selected and performed in the film is a perfect compliment to the shadowy, disjointed imagery. The acting from everyone including the three principals, Walken, Dafoe and Argento, is superb. Ferrara films often involve small tight-knit casts with soulful dialog and this is more of the director and his cast at their best.

This is a film from a lover of film to lovers of film.

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