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8MM -- A private investigator is hired to discover if a "snuff film" is authentic or not.

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Writer (WGA):
Andrew Kevin Walker (written by)
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Release Date:
26 February 1999 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
If you dance with the devil, the devil don't change,the devil changes you! See more »
Plot:
A private investigator is hired to discover if a "snuff film" is authentic or not. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
2 wins & 2 nominations See more »
NewsDesk:
Cage's Comic Earner
 (From WENN. 15 October 2002)

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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Nicolas Cage ... Tom Welles

Joaquin Phoenix ... Max California

James Gandolfini ... Eddie Poole

Peter Stormare ... Dino Velvet

Anthony Heald ... Daniel Longdale

Chris Bauer ... George Higgins / Machine

Catherine Keener ... Amy Welles
Myra Carter ... Mrs. Christian

Amy Morton ... Janet Mathews
Jenny Powell ... Mary Ann Mathews

Anne Gee Byrd ... Senator Michaelson

Jack Betts ... Butler
Luis Oropeza ... Archive Director

Rachel Singer ... Neighbor

Don Creech ... Mr. Anderson

Norman Reedus ... Warren Anderson
Fran Bennett ... Nun
Wilma Bonet ... Nun

Luis Saguar ... Manny

Walter K. Jordan ... Thug
Norm Compton ... Thug
Brian Keith Russell ... Thug
John Robb ... Porn Dealer
Devan Brown ... Flea Market Woman
Doris Brent ... Doreen Higgins

Robert Amico ... Casting Director

Kiva Dawson ... Girl In Hall

Eva Minemar ... Girl In Hall
Rachel Wolfe ... Girl in Hall (as Rachel Dara Wolfe)

Suzy Nakamura ... Computer Wizard

Torsten Voges ... Stick
Tahitia Dean ... Hollywood Prostitute
Texas Terri ... Dino's Redhead (as Terri Laird)
Vernon Guichard II ... Porn Guy
Emily Patrick ... Porn Girl
Nancy Vee ... Porno Make-up Artist (as Nancy Lynn Vaughn)
Lisa Vanasco ... Topless Ticket Taker
Bridgett Vera ... Ticket Taker
Jennifer Harris ... Strip Club Dancer
Burton Richards ... Strip Club Dancer

Jovanna Vitiello ... Strip Club Dancer
David U. Hodges ... Surveillance Man
William Lawrence Mack ... Larry

Lorena M. Santos ... Prostitute (as Lorena Martinez)
Connie Mercurio ... Nurse
William Buck ... Mr. Christian
Kerry Corcoran ... Cheating Son-in-Law

Mario Ernesto Sánchez ... Taxi Driver
Claudia Aros ... Miami Girlfriend
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Bob Clendenin ... Porn Clerk (uncredited)
Vito D'Amico ... Rapist (uncredited)
Daniel Dehring ... Hustler (uncredited)

Mary Catherine Garrison ... Girl in Eddie Poole's office (uncredited)
Bodo Goerisch ... Waiter (uncredited)

Gilley Grey ... Firefighter (uncredited)

Jacklyn Lick ... Video Girl (uncredited)

Al Quinn ... Disco Dancer (uncredited)

Frankie Ray ... Street pimp (uncredited)
Louis E. Rosas ... Blonde Theater Patron (uncredited)
Kipling Rowe ... Hooker (uncredited)

Ava Lee Scott ... Girl in Lot (uncredited)

Directed by
Joel Schumacher 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Andrew Kevin Walker (written by)

Produced by
Joseph M. Caracciolo .... executive producer (as Joseph M. Caracciolo)
Judy Hofflund .... producer
Jeff Levine .... co-producer
Gavin Polone .... producer
Joel Schumacher .... producer
 
Original Music by
Mychael Danna 
 
Cinematography by
Robert Elswit 
 
Film Editing by
Mark Stevens 
 
Casting by
Mali Finn 
 
Production Design by
Gary Wissner 
 
Art Direction by
Gershon Ginsburg 
 
Set Decoration by
Gary Fettis 
 
Costume Design by
Mona May 
 
Makeup Department
Joseph Coscia .... hair stylist: Mr. Cage (as Joe Coscia)
Linda Grimes .... makeup artist: New York (as Linda A. Grimes)
Sharon Kalb .... makeup artist: Miami
Michael Mills .... makeup artist
Peter Tothpal .... hair stylist
Anthony Veader .... hair stylist: New York (as Anthony F. Veader)
Allen Weisinger .... makeup artist: Mr. Cage
Jay Cannistraci .... key makeup artist: Miami (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Joseph M. Caracciolo .... unit production manager
Daniel R. Chavez .... executive in charge of post production
David J. Grant .... production supervisor
Cheryl Quarantiello .... unit production manager (as Cheryl Quarantiello Schnitzler)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Marlene Arvan .... second assistant director: New York
Laura Bevis .... dga trainee
Lisa J. Bloch .... second second assistant director
Alan Edmisten .... first assistant director
David Hallinan .... second assistant director
Kellie JoTackett .... second second assistant director
Jennifer Loeb .... DGA trainee: New York
Amy Lynn .... second second assistant director: New York
Eli Richbourg .... second unit director
Kevin Williams .... second assistant director: miami unit
 
Art Department
Chuck Askerneese .... on-set dresser
Mychael Bates .... set dresser
Sarah Bullion .... art department assistant
Philip Canfield .... lead man
Christopher Carlson .... assistant decorator
Martin Charles .... graphic designer
Colin De Rouin .... set designer
Dale DeStefani .... general foreman
Jakub Durkoth .... swing
Peter Eastman .... art director: New York
Charles Guanci Jr. .... second unit
Vincent Guarriello .... key construction grip
Kurt V. Hulett .... lead man
Jacqueline Jacobson Scarfo .... set decorator: New York (as Jackie Jacobson)
Kevin Long .... assistant property master
Masako Masuda .... set designer
Regina McLarney .... set decorator: Miami
Mike Montgomery .... construction grip
Luigi Mugavero .... set dresser
Ron Petagna .... construction coordinator: New York (as Ronald Petagna)
Damian 'Rocky' Polito .... set dresser
Luis Russo .... set designer
John J. Rutchland III .... construction coordinator (as John J.R. Rutchland III)
Thomas Saccio .... property master: New York
Fred Schwendel .... set dresser
Andrew M. Siegel .... assistant property master
Richard Tenewitz .... construction coordinator: New York
Mark Walbaum .... assistant art department coordinator
Jason Weil .... assistant art director
Larry J. White II .... swing boss
Timothy S. Wiles .... property master
Walter Zieska .... propmaker
Tambre Hemstreet .... art department coordinator (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Ron Bartlett .... sound re-recordist
Willie D. Burton .... sound
Marc Deschaine .... adr assistant
Joe Divitale .... sound effects editor (as Joseph DiVitale)
Gordon Ecker .... sound effects editor
Nerses Gezalyan .... foley mixer
Gary A. Hecker .... foley artist (as Gary Hecker)
Larry Hopkins .... layback sound mixer
Mildred Iatrou .... dialogue editor
Chris Jenkins .... re-recording mixer
John Leveque .... supervising sound editor
Marvin E. Lewis .... boom operator
Kimberly Ellen Lowe .... dialogue editor (as Kimberly Lowe Voigt)
Kim Maitland .... sound recordist: New York
Steve Mann .... sound effects editor
Anthony Milch .... sound editor
Anthony Milch .... sound effects editor (as Anthony R. Milch)
Tom Nelson .... sound mixer: New York (as Thomas Nelson)
Daniel Rosenblum .... boom operator: New York
Mike Schmidt .... boom operator: Florida
Mark Smith .... re-recording mixer
Becky Sullivan .... supervising adr editor
Shawn Sykora .... foley editor
Cherie Tamai .... assistant sound editor
Tim Tuchrello .... assistant sound editor
Brooke Henderson Ward .... assistant sound editor
Donald L. Warner Jr. .... dialogue editor
Aaron D. Weisblatt .... sound effects editor
Phillip Fuller .... sound mix technician (uncredited)
Carl D. Ware .... sound engineer (uncredited?)
 
Special Effects by
Stan Blackwell .... special effects
Al Griswold .... special effects coordinator: New York (as Albert Griswold)
Joseph P. Mercurio .... special effects assistant
David Peterson .... special effects supervisor
Dean Wood .... special effects assistant
Dick Wood .... special effects coordinator (as Richard S. Wood)
 
Stunts
Bill Anagnos .... stunts
Frank Ferrara .... stunts
Ralph Ferrara .... stunts
Tanner Gill .... stunt double: James Gandolfini
Tanner Gill .... stunts
Carrick O'Quinn .... stunts
John Robotham .... stunts
Chad Stahelski .... stunts
Eddie Yansick .... stunt coordinator
Eddie Yansick .... stunt double: Mr. Cage
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Debbie Arrowood .... assistant camera
Paul C. Babin .... camera operator (as Paul Babin)
James Barrett .... electrician
Ben Beaird .... key grip (as Ben L. Beaird)
Gary A. Beaird .... dolly grip (as Gary 'Bullet' Beaird Jr.)
Nick Beaird .... grip
Rick A. Benedetto .... rigging gaffer
Christos Bitsakos .... assistant camera
Christos Bitsakos .... director of photography: second unit
Michael F. Burke .... lighting best boy: New York (as Michael F Burke)
Brian Callier .... video playback operator
Patrick Capone .... camera operator: New York
Billy Craft .... lighting technician
Howard Davidson .... grip: New York
Glen Davis .... best boy
R. Michael De Chellis .... assistant chief lighting technician
Douglas A. Degrazzio .... video playback operator (as Doug Degrazzio)
Angelo Di Giacomo .... first assistant camera: New York (as Angelo Digiacomo)
Donald Dowd .... lighting assistant
Russell Engels .... chief lighting technician: New York (as Russell W. Engels)
Greg Faysash .... second assistant camera
Kenneth Fundus .... grip best boy: New York (as Kenneth J. Fundus)
Michael Ginsburg .... still photographer: New York
Daniel C. Gold .... camera operator: "a" camera
Raymond Gonzales .... electrician
Richard Guinness Jr. .... key grip: New York
Anthony D. Guzman .... lighting technician
Brad Heiner .... rigging grip
Tony C. Jannelli .... director of photography: New York second unit (as Anthony Jannelli)
Nils Johnson .... key video assist operator: New York
Jeff Kunkel .... dolly grip (as Jeffrey S. Kunkel)
Michael L. Lewin .... rigging grip
Christine M. Loss .... still photographer (as Christine Loss)
Mike McGowan .... second assistant camera
Kevin McKenna .... video assist: second unit
Sean Meyer .... grip
Earl Perque .... best boy grip: Miami
Jim Plannette .... gaffer (as James Plannette)
Patrick Quinn .... assistant camera
Rick Raphael .... Steadicam operator
Michael G. Riba .... first assistant camera
Gary Ryan .... unit gaffer
Andy Shuttleworth .... Steadicam operator
Jennifer Stuart .... second assistant camera: New York
Renee Treyball .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Martin Weight .... video assist operator (as Martin R. Weight)
Scott C. Williman .... lamp operator
Eric Wycoff .... lighting technician
Susan Gabbay .... assistant camera (uncredited)
T. Michael McLean .... first assistant camera: Miami second unit (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Judie Fixler .... extras casting: New York
Terrence Harris .... casting associate
Ellen Jacoby .... Florida Casting
Bill Marinella .... extras casting
Emily Schweber .... casting associate
Maureen Whalen .... casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Georgia Fletcher .... costumer
Edward Gould .... costumer
Ira M. Hammons-Glass .... costume supervisor
Alan Martin .... key set costumer
Carlane Passman .... costume supervisor (as Carlane Passman Little)
Marcia Patten .... wardrobe supervisor: New York
Kevin Ritter .... set costumer
Felipe Sanchez .... costume illustrator
Carolyn Schnitzer .... set costumer: Miami
 
Editorial Department
David Broberg .... first assistant film editor
Mo Henry .... negative cutter
Scott Janush .... assistant editor
Gloria Kaiser .... color timer
Eric Rigney .... avid technician
Dennis Thorlaksen .... apprentice editor
Brandon Willenberg .... assistant editor
Dale Jones .... avid technician (uncredited)
 
Location Management
Michael J. Burmeister .... location manager
Maria K. Chavez .... location manager
Carmine Foresta .... location manager: New York
Tom Hogan .... key assistant location manager
Alex Kivlen .... assistant location manager
Gene Patterson .... location assistant
Laura Sherman .... location assistant
Caryn Shuken .... location liaison
Shawn Sweeney .... location manager
Dave Knight .... additional location assistant (uncredited)
Billy Smith .... key assistant location manager (uncredited)
Billy Smith .... location manager: second unit (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Nicholas Dodd .... conductor
Nicholas Dodd .... orchestrator
Brad Haehnel .... score mixer
Paul Intson .... musician
Andrew Lockington .... assistant to composer
Younes Megri .... composer: additional music
Thomas Milano .... music editor
Mohamed Nesrate .... music consultant
John Moses .... musician (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Gina August .... driver
Theodor A. Brown .... transportation captain: New York (as Theodore A. Brown)
J. Armin Garza II .... driver: camera car
Brian Lieberz .... transportation
Margo Hunt McKay .... transportation office coordinator (as Margo Hunt)
John Orlebeck .... transportation coordinator
David Severin .... transportation co-captain (as David C. Severin)
 
Other crew
Barry Barclay .... dispatcher
Denise Blasor .... voice replacement artist
Michael Boonstra .... production office coordinator: New York
Stephen Bures .... assistant: Mr. Cage
Kyle Cooper .... executive producer: main title sequence
Connie Cordova .... assistant: Mr. Schumacher
Lisa Davidson .... assistant production coordinator (as Lisa M. Davidson)
George Davis .... assistant production coordinator
Dominick Direnzi .... scenic chargeman: New York (as Dominick Dirienzi)
Susan Dukow .... production coordinator
Joseph G. Eckardt .... on-set assistant: Mr.Cage
Joseph G. Eckardt .... production assistant
Amy Eldridge .... first assistant accountant: Florida
Andrew George Fink .... production assistant
Betsy Friedman .... set staff assistant
Robert 'Rock' Galotti .... weapons specialist
Juan Goldsmith .... production assistant
Hal Gross .... first assistant accountant
Mads Hansen .... script coordinator
Lucy Herrera .... assistant accountant
Tobias Jelinek .... production assistant
Jonathan Jones .... assistant to producer
Erica Kay .... assistant production coordinator: New York
Marco Kyris .... stand-in: Nicolas Cage
Michael LaCorte .... production assistant
Randy McKenney .... extras coordinator
Sarah Morse .... construction accountant
Nancy Mott .... craft service (as Nancy K. Mott)
Edward Poveda .... payroll accountant
Michael Randolph .... craft service
Louis J. Reynolds .... production assistant
Sharron Reynolds .... script supervisor (as Sharron Reynolds-Enriquez)
Melvin Robinson .... production assistant
Vernon Rodriquez .... parking assistant
Tony Romain .... production secretary
Louis E. Rosas .... extras coordinator
Michael Singer .... publicist
Kirsten Stevens .... first assistant accountant (as Kirsten A. Stevens)
Elizabeth Tompkins .... production accountant (as Elizabeth K. Tompkins)
Jennifer Wellings .... extras coordinator
Alyson Wellins .... assistant accountant: New York
Rebecca White .... accountant assistant: Miami
Rainer Wickel .... stand-in: Chris Bauer
Larry Zience .... production assistant
Rennie Cowan .... assistant avid technician (uncredited)
Brian Rosenberg .... assistant: Gavin Polone (uncredited)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Eight Millimeter" - USA (working title), USA (poster title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for strong perverse sexuality and violence, and for strong language
Runtime:
123 min
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Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Argentina:18 | Australia:R | Belgium:KNT/ENA | Brazil:18 | Canada:R (Alberta/Manitoba/Nova Scotia/Ontario) | Canada:18A (British Columbia) | Canada:18+ (Quebec) (original rating) | Canada:18+ (TV rating) | Canada:16+ (Quebec) (re-rating) (2010) | Czech Republic:15 | Denmark:15 | Finland:K-18 (original rating) | Finland:K-15 (re-rating) | France:16 | Germany:18 | Hong Kong:IIB | Hungary:18 | Iceland:16 | Italy:VM14 | Italy:VM18 (video rating) | Japan:PG-12 | Mexico:C | Netherlands:16 | New Zealand:R18 | Norway:18 | Peru:18 | Philippines:R-18 | Portugal:M/18 | Russia:18+ | Singapore:PG13 (edited version) | Singapore:PG (original rating) (heavily cut) | Singapore:R21 (re-rating) | South Korea:18 | Spain:18 | Sweden:15 | Switzerland:18 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:18 (canton of Vaud) | UK:18 | USA:R (certificate #36153)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
The graffiti-covered buildings shown in the film are all that is left of some radar buildings built by Howard Hughes.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: On the Missing Persons card, Mary Anne Matthews is spelled with a "E" in Anne. It is also spelled this way in the credits. However, on the thank you card to Tom Welles from Mary Anne's mother at the end, the girl's name is spelled without an "E" by the mother.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Airport Announcer:Welcome to Miami. While in the airport, please observe Florida and local laws which prohibit any smoking in the terminal. Thank you for not smoking.
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Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
Come To DaddySee more »

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73 out of 90 people found the following review useful.
Beware Of Brutal Topic, 3 May 2006
Author: ccthemovieman-1 from United States

Wow, this is a tough subject but not as sordid a film as I figured it would be, although be warned the last 30 minutes are really rough in spots. Speaking of spots, this is a bloody movie in spots, too and very profane after the first 40 minutes. Yet, despite the unpleasant nature of the story (making a "snuff film" - filming the killing of people) it's a riveting one, well-acted and doesn't overdo the violence. The characters in here are some of the most despicable you could find - killer and porn kings.

Even our hero here, played by Nicholas Cage, starts off as a clean-cut fairly straight dude, and changes for the worst, too. Joaquin Phoenix has a good line in here, with the prophetic statement, "The devil doesn't change; he changes you."

James Gandolfini and Peter Stormare play characters about as bad you'll ever find in a movie. This film is not, as they say, for all tastes. It will turn off a lot of people but it is interesting and good revenge story, if you like that sort of thing and know what you're in for before watching this.

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