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A Murder of Crows -- A disbarred lawyer takes credit for a late friend's book, which becomes a smash hit but the tables turn on him sooner than he suspected.

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6 July 1999 (USA) See more »
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A disbarred lawyer takes credit for a late friend's book, which becomes a smash hit but the tables turn on him sooner than he suspected. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Effective murder mystery with many convoluted plot-twists... See more (72 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Cuba Gooding Jr. ... Lawson Russell

Tom Berenger ... Clifford Dubose

Marianne Jean-Baptiste ... Elizabeth Pope

Eric Stoltz ... Thurman Parks III

Mark Pellegrino ... Prof. Arthur Corvus

Ashley Laurence ... Janine DeVrie

Carmen Argenziano ... Judge Wiley Banning

Doug Wert ... Billy Ray Richardson

Nate Adams ... James
Jeremiah Black ... Bailiff
Derek Broes ... Agent Manning

Adrian Colon ... Detective
Gaelle Comparat ... Thurman's Girl (as Gaelle Compart)
Tara Crespo ... Young Woman

Anastasia Roussel ... Clerk (as Anastasia Drake)

Renée Estevez ... Reporter #2

Ellen Gerstein ... Landlady

Ron Gural ... Neighbor

Jim Hanna ... Tulane Campus Police Officer
Eric James ... New Orleans Police Officer
Michelangelo Kowalski ... Con #1
Julie Letche ... Police Officer
Sonny Mascar ... Con #2

Jim Meskimen ... Salesman

Lochlyn Munro ... Norwood

Myles O'Brien ... Reporter #1

Marisa Petroro ... Laura (as Marisa Parker)

Robert Peters ... New Orleans Desk Sergeant
Sharon Samples ... Chief Justice
Tom Simmons ... Con #3

Stephen Snedden ... Secretary (as Steve Sneedon)

Shawn Suttles ... Churkie (as Shawn C. Suttles)
Erik Thompson ... Reporter (as Eric Thompson)

Deneen Tyler ... Althea Delroy

David Willis ... Jury Foreman
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Stephanie Claire ... Lawyer

Wendy Keeling ... Bartender (uncredited)

Glendon Rich ... Attorney (uncredited)

Chad Rose ... Policeman (uncredited)

Nicolas Roye ... Street Kid (uncredited)

Directed by
Rowdy Herrington 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Rowdy Herrington (written by)

Produced by
Ashok Amritraj .... producer
Derek Broes .... executive producer
Cuba Gooding Jr. .... producer
Tim Moore .... line producer
Elie Samaha .... producer
Tracee Stanley .... associate producer
Andrew Stevens .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Steve Porcaro 
 
Cinematography by
Robert Primes 
 
Film Editing by
Harry B. Miller III 
 
Casting by
Gino Havens 
 
Production Design by
Jo-Ann Chorney 
 
Art Direction by
Cosmas A. Demetriou 
Monroe Kelly 
 
Set Decoration by
Susan Benjamin 
 
Costume Design by
Molly Maginnis 
 
Makeup Department
Trish Alvaran .... hair stylist: Mr. Berenger (as Trisha Berenger)
Trish Alvaran .... makeup artist: Mr. Berenger (as Trisha Berenger)
Stacye P. Branche .... key makeup artist (as Stacye Branché)
Tom Brumberger .... special makeup effects artist
Denise Fischer .... assistant hair stylist
Denise Fischer .... makeup artist
Shauna Giesbrecht .... makeup artist: forensic photos
Mike Madde .... special makeup effects artist
Michael Maddi .... prosthetic makeup artist
Joan Ozment .... assistant makeup artist: New Orleans
Denise Rossouw .... hair stylist
Donna Spahn .... key hair stylist: New Orleans
 
Production Management
Jan Kikumoto .... post-production supervisor
Steve Larson .... general manager
Tim Moore .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ken Goch .... first assistant director
Hilbert Hakim .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Mike Alfonso .... painter
Ed Alvarez .... painter
Pedro Barquin .... greensman: Key West
Mike R. Berman .... set dresser
Maike Both .... buyer
Gregory Branson .... art department assistant
Randall S. Coe .... construction coordinator: New Orleans
Mike Culotta .... set dresser (as Michael Culotta)
Shannon Curfman .... set dresser
James N. Delaplane .... painter (as Jimmy DeLaPlane)
Bruce Di Valerio .... construction coordinator
Kristen Gassner .... set dresser
Joseph Genna .... set dresser
William Lee Gillespie .... set dresser: New Orleans
George E. Hanson .... paint foreman (as George Hanson)
Michael Hendrick .... set dresser: New Orleans (as Michael E. Hendrick)
John Herbert .... lead scenic: New Orleans (as Jonn P. Herbert)
Mark Hudson .... painter
Guy C. Johnson .... propmaker
Jeff L. Johnson .... labor foreman
Michael A. Johnson .... lead man: New Orleans
Monroe Kelly .... art director: New Orleans
Sidney J. Lambert .... set dresser: New Orleans (as Sid Lambert)
John Landrum .... on-set dresser
Suzy Lapick .... property master
Steven Light-Orr .... lead man
Patrick McGuire .... set dresser: New Orleans (as Pat McGuire)
Todd McKibben .... propmaker
Glen L. Means .... propmaker
Gene Molnar .... set dresser
Jorin Ostroska .... assistant property master: New Orleans
'Big Merv' Perry .... carpenter: New Orleans
Dale Saiger .... propmaker (as Dale A. Saiger)
Beth Siegel .... graphic designer (as Beth Siegal)
Noah Smith .... scenic: New Orleans
Leonard R. Spears .... set decorator: New Orleans (as Leonard Spears)
Jill Stevenson .... assistant props
Montgomery Triz .... scenic: Key West
Jesse Valdez .... painter
Tom Waisanen .... assistant property master
Steve Walters .... paint foreman: New Orleans
Lawrence White .... painter
Helen Wilson .... dyer
Edward Wouters .... general foreman
Quinn Yarbrough .... swing gang
Todd Young .... propmaker (as Todd A. Young)
Timothy M. Zilliox .... swing gang
Frank Zito .... set dresser: New Orleans
 
Sound Department
Denise Bell .... sound recordist (as Denise Bell-Sawelson)
Thor Benitez .... adr recordist
Matthew C. Beville .... adr mixer
Dale Brown .... sound assistant
Peter Brown .... dialogue editor
Eddie Bydalek .... sound recordist
Gabriel Cubos .... boom operator
Eric Erickson .... sound recordist (as Eric M. Erickson)
Stephen Hunter Flick .... sound designer
Stephen Hunter Flick .... sound supervisor
Dana Gustafson .... foley editor
Allen Hurd .... sound recordist
Fred Judkins .... sound effects editor
Ryan Juggler .... sound assistant
Shawn Kennelly .... foley recordist (as Sean Kennelly)
Richard Lightstone .... sound mixer
Charles Maynes .... sound effects editor
Jon Michaels .... assistant sound editor
Angelo Palazzo .... sound effects editor
Kevin E. Patterson .... cable puller (as Kevin Patterson)
Jeffrey R. Payne .... sound re-recording mixer (as Jeffrey Payne)
Sergio Reyes .... sound re-recording mixer
Joan Rowe .... foley artist
Sean Rowe .... foley artist
John P. Scott .... second boom operator: New Orleans
B. Tennyson Sebastian III .... sound re-recording mixer
Frank Smathers .... dialogue editor
D. Chris Smith .... adr mixer
Eric Thompson .... foley mixer
Sean Uyehara .... sound assistant
 
Special Effects by
David Aaron .... special effects
Bob Cooper .... special effects coordinator: New Orleans
Matthew Zeringue .... special effects assistant: New Orleans
 
Stunts
Eric Chambers .... stunt driver
James M. Churchman .... stunt driver (as James Churchman)
Stephanie Finochio .... stunt driver
Chad Rose .... stunt double
Tierre Turner .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Marshall Adams .... gaffer
Amy Alarian .... electrician (as Amy J. Alarian)
David Bodin .... grip
Ray Brown .... grip
Raymond Brown .... grip (as Ray Ray Brown)
Clint Buras .... electrician: New Orleans
Salvador Camacho .... second assistant camera: New Orleans (as Salvador B. Camacho)
Buddy Carr .... dolly grip: New Orleans
Richard J. Cartwright .... still photographer
Henry Christian III .... rigging electrician
Nicholas Cochiolo .... grip
Steve Cooke .... electrician
Larry Cottrill .... electrician: New Orleans
Tony X. Deale .... grip
Ian Dodd .... camera operator: "b" camera
Ian Dodd .... first assistant camera
Charlie Edwards .... dolly grip (as Charles 'Deacon' Edwards)
Greg Faysash .... camera loader: Key West
Michael Goldman .... best boy grip
Adam Harrison .... lighting technician
Mark L. Hartman .... electrician (as Mark Hartman)
Dan Hofstad .... electrician (as Daniel Hofstad)
Jacob I. Lapin .... key rigging grip (as Jake Lapin)
Roosevelt Larks .... key rigging grip (as Roosevelt Larks Jr.)
Richard A. Ludt .... grip
Steven Mann .... additional first assistant camera (as Steven 'Manny' Mann)
Bill McCord .... grip: New Orleans
John McCormack .... rigging electrician (as John P. McCormack)
Scott J. McGregor .... grip (as Scott McGregor)
Mike McLaughlin .... electrician: New Orleans (as Michael McLaughlin)
Ralph Merzbach .... video playback operator
Ken Metz .... grip
Marty Mullin .... camera operator: Key West second unit
Rob Nelson .... video playback operator
Robert Nelson .... grip: New Orleans
Paul Olinde .... electrician: New Orleans
Michael Ottevanger .... video playback operator
Aaron Pazanti .... camera operator
Robert E. Peterson .... first assistant camera: "b" camera, Key West
Johnny Radzik .... grip
Manuel Reyes .... electrician (as Manuel R. Reyes)
Freddie Saba .... rigging electrician (as Freddie M. Saba II)
Robert J. San Martin .... additional first assistant camera
Joel Schwartz .... second assistant camera
William Skinner .... electrician
Andrew Smith .... best boy electric (as Andrew J.J. Smith)
John Smith .... rigging gaffer
Michael L. Smith .... best boy electric: New Orleans (as Michael Smith)
Peter M. Smith .... electrician (as Peter Smith)
Michael Starkey .... key rigging grip (as Mike Starkey)
Miguel Sánchez .... electrician
Keith Talley .... key grip
Michael Thomas .... camera loader (as Michael E. Thomas)
Lynda Vincent .... camera loader: New Orleans
Don Wagner .... grip: New Orleans
Joseph P. Waguespack Jr. .... electrician: New Orleans
Shane Weaver .... camera loader: New Orleans
Gregory Wong .... grip
Robert A. Wood Jr. .... electrician
Jennifer Carlson .... 24 frame video operator (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Bill Dance .... extras casting
Tara Kelly .... extras casting assistant: New Orleans
Bill Marinella .... extras casting coordinator
Mimi McDonald .... extras casting: Key West
Anastasia Roussel .... casting assistant (as Anastasia Drake)
Tommy Staub .... extras casting: New Orleans
Terri Douglas .... adr voice casting (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Suzanne Cranfill .... costumer
Pamela Lee Incardona .... set costumer: New Orleans
James Lapidus .... costume supervisor
Edith Dupré LeBlanc .... set costumer: New Orleans
Kanani Wolf .... costumer
 
Editorial Department
Douglas Kunin .... assistant editor
Mato .... color timer
Sean Murray .... apprentice editor
George Pilkinton .... avid technician
Elvio Sordoni .... assistant editor
Michael Wertz .... assistant editor: avid
 
Music Department
Brent Brooks .... music editor
John Cevetello .... music score mixer
Charles Choi .... film score producer
Chuck Choi .... additional music recording engineer
 
Transportation Department
Tony Barattini .... driver
Charles W. Burdett Jr. .... driver: New Orleans
Dale Combs .... driver: New Orleans
Joseph Consentino .... transportation captain
Joe Cosentino .... transportation captain (as Joseph Cosentino)
Pat Cosentino .... driver
Sandeman Craik .... driver
Angel Desanti .... driver
Dash Hart .... driver
Geno Hart .... transportation coordinator
William B. Hershey .... driver: New Orleans
Earl R. Hurst Sr. .... driver: New Orleans (as E. Hurst)
Evan M. Kavan .... driver
Brian Kay .... driver: New Orleans
Michael Keys .... driver
Robert M. Kratz .... driver
Avis Ellis Landry .... driver: New Orleans
Larry Levine .... driver
Johnny Loveless .... driver
Brett N. Main .... driver
Glen Mathias .... second transportation captain
Tim May .... driver
Michael McMahan .... driver: New Orleans (as Michael Anthony McMahan)
David McMiller .... driver: New Orleans
Gary Miller .... driver: New Orleans
Jeffrey Moore Sr. .... driver
Sal Navarro .... driver
Bill Needham .... driver
Steve Nickolai .... driver
Kenneth Parrish .... driver: New Orleans
Nick W. Pastrano .... driver: honeywagon (as Nick Pastrano)
Dean Pazin .... driver
John Pellegrino .... driver
Adam Pinkstaff .... driver
Glenn Snyder .... driver: New Orleans
Leo Stefanos .... driver
Gene Ungersma .... driver (as Gene Angersma)
David Vaccaro .... driver
David D.B. Wilson .... driver (as H. David Wilson)
 
Other crew
Marcus Barben .... assistant chef: New Orleans
Paul Barth .... helicopter pilot (as Paul H. Barth)
George R. Batt .... production assistant: New Orleans
Eric M. Bishop .... security: Key West
Marilyn Bittner .... assistant location manager (as Marilyn H. Bitner)
Gavin Blackwell .... office production assistant
Ryan Bliss .... security: Key West
George Bott .... production assistant: New Orleans (as George R. Bott)
Lawrence Bowie .... assistant: Rowdy Herrington (as Laurence Bowie)
Katie Bowler .... office assistant: New Orleans
Freddy Braidy .... office production assistant
James Braxton .... production assistant: New Orleans
Andrew Briskin .... animal wrangler: Key West
Tessa Brophy .... assistant coordinator: New Orleans
Mara Buffett .... production assistant: New Orleans
Daniel Busch .... location production assistant
Keith Butler .... stand-in: Cuba Gooding
Elizabeth Buttice .... production assistant (as Beth Buttice)
Arnold Caballero .... set medic: Key West
Joseph L. Cable .... craft service: New Orleans
Tom Cassaro .... assistant chef
Joseph Coble .... craft service: New Orleans
Kenneth Wells Connor .... assistant: Derek Broes
Kristin Conrad .... assistant production coordinator (as Kristin A. Conrad)
Robert C. Curral II .... security: Key West
Joe D'Angelo .... director of finance
Frank Duponty .... security: Key West
Jane Evelyn .... office assistant
David Falicki .... set medic
James Flemming .... chef
Charlie French .... set medic: New Orleans
Edgar Garcia .... assistant chef
Jonathan Goch .... production assistant: New Orleans
George Halstead .... production accountant
Ashley Haspel .... location assistant: New Orleans
Derek Hurd .... craft service
Denise Jackson .... location manager: Key West
Ted Kantrow .... location caterer: New Orleans
Alex Kivlen .... assistant location manager
Marc Kunis .... controller
William Larkin .... security: Key West
Steve Leone .... assistant: Tom Berenger
Scott E. Logic .... assistant chef
Jan Luce .... script supervisor
Judy Malinoski .... set medic
Marilyn Marchetti .... travel coordinator
Jason Marian .... production assistant
Tim Martin .... assistant chef: New Orleans
Destri Martino .... production assistant
Lyn Matsuda Norton .... script supervisor (as Lyn Norton)
Sarah McGuigan .... craft service: Key West
Gary Miller .... chef: New Orleans
Karl Mitchell .... animal wrangler
Jan Wilson Morris .... assistant: Tim Moore
Michael M. Mosley .... craft service
Susan Muir .... completion board
Sean Murray .... assistant: Rowdy Herrington
Steven T. Nolan .... power pod technician
Massimo Nouhra .... production financing
Deborah J. Page .... location manager
Tony Patterson .... playback coordinator
Kim Percival .... production coordinator
Michael Percival .... key set production assistant
Jeffrey D. Press .... assistant accountant
Morgan H. Rector .... banking services (as Morgan Rector)
Randy 'Crafty' Reid .... craft service
Amanda Roberts .... production secretary (as Amanda K. Roberts)
George A. Romero .... set medic
James Roque .... production assistant: New Orleans (as James Roque Jr.)
David Schemfaub .... set medic
Mary Shelton .... location manager: New Orleans (as Mary Key Shelton)
Robin Smith-Martin .... assistant coordinator: Key West
Shawn Suttles .... production associate (as Shawn C. Suttles)
Jamin Triz .... production assistant: Key West
Taqua Anne Turner .... craft service: New Orleans
Jared Underwood .... banking services
Radames Vega .... production assistant
Bobbi Jo Wilcox .... assistant: Tom Berenger
Kimberly Williams .... completion board
Steve Yakal .... security: Key West
 

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Rated R for language, nudity, a scene of strong sexuality and some violence
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The 2009 Bollywood movie "Fox" starring Arjun Rampal and Sunny Deol is inspired by this movie.See more »
Quotes:
Lawson Russell:There's an old saying: Money talks. The only thing I ever heard it say was "Goodbye".See more »
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9 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Effective murder mystery with many convoluted plot-twists..., 27 April 2002
Author: dwpollar from Evansville, Indiana USA

1st watched 4/27/2002 - 7 out of 10(Dir-Rowdy Herrington): Effective murder mystery with many convoluted plot-twists that are almost too much to believe, but good performances by Gooding, Berenger, and even Eric Stolz, in a somewhat minor role as far as the plot, does a good job. Without giving too much away this is basically about a lawyer who gets disbard for doing the right thing(turning in his guilty client) and then publishes a novel, which he really didn't write, about a lawyer-murderer and then is accused of the actual crimes that were mimicked from the book. That is quite enough in itself, but the story involved even more than that and is told at times from Cuba's characters perspective(which means of course that he isn't dead when it's over, but that‘s okay he‘s the star). The ending seemed a little too long and it worked too hard to make it happy for the viewer but besides that this was a well-done picture that is carried by the stars involved.

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