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Writers (WGA):
James Gray (written by) &
Matt Reeves (written by)
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Release Date:
27 April 2000 (Singapore) See more »
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Tagline:
He's the target of the most merciless family in New York. His own. See more »
Plot:
In the rail yards of Queens, contractors repair and rebuild the city's subway cars. These contracts are lucrative... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
4 wins & 1 nomination See more »
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Not Quite Perfect See more (133 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Mark Wahlberg ... Leo Handler

Joaquin Phoenix ... Willie Gutierrez

Charlize Theron ... Erica Soltz

James Caan ... Frank Olchin

Ellen Burstyn ... Val Handler

Faye Dunaway ... Kitty Olchin

Steve Lawrence ... Arthur Mydanick

Andy Davoli ... Raymond Price (as Andrew Davoli)
Tony Musante ... Seymour Korman

Victor Argo ... Paul Lazarides

Tomas Milian ... Manuel Sequiera

Robert Montano ... Hector Gallardo
Victor Arnold ... Albert Granada
Chad Aaron ... Bernard Soltz
Louis Guss ... Nathan Grodner
Domenick Lombardozzi ... Todd

Joe Lisi ... Elliot Gorwitz

David Zayas ... Officer Jerry Rifkin

Joseph Ragno ... Parole Officer

Teresa Yenque ... Maid
Jose Soto ... Orderly

John Tormey ... Contract Officer

Teddy Coluca ... Terry

Jack O'Connell ... Sal Disipio
Dan Grimaldi ... Executive One

Garry Pastore ... Detective Tommasino
Ron Brice ... Detective Bulette

Gene Canfield ... Queensborough Policeman
Keith Hernandez ... Baseball Celebrity

Allan Houston ... Basketball Celebrity
Andi Shrem ... Belva
Joe Dimare ... Dante
Barry Wetcher ... Young Doctor
Oscar A. Colon ... Well Dressed Man (as Oscar Colon)

Jace Kent ... Young Italian Man
Brandon Danziger ... Neil
Doug Barron ... Doctor
Floyd Resnick ... Hospital Cop
Chris Edwards ... Police Officer
Ray Seiden ... Police Officer (as Raymond Seiden)

Annika Pergament ... Reporter

Maximiliano Hernández ... Bartender (as Maximiliano Hernandez)
Kip Evans ... Guy

John Elsen ... Officer
Douglas Crosby ... Officer #2

Scott Nicholson ... Policeman #1
Kim Merritt ... Todd's Girlfriend
Erin Walls ... Dante's Girlfriend
Tyree Michael Simpson ... Doorman (as Tyree Simpson)
Peter Vallone ... Councilman
Irwin Gray ... Lawyer
Denise Traficanti ... Secretary
Roma Torre ... News Anchor 1
Lewis Dodley ... News Anchor 2 (as Louis Dodley)
Ernie Anastos ... News Anchor 3
Harriet Grodner ... Harriet
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lisa Chang ... Young Woman (uncredited)

Anthony Gaudioso ... Young Party Supporter (uncredited)

Steve Nuke ... Friend at Funeral (uncredited)
Lisa Pickell ... (uncredited)

Bernie Rachelle ... Transit Authority Officer (uncredited)
Rocco ... Street Walker (uncredited)
Marc Romeo ... Tommy (uncredited)

Amy Russ ... Assistant D.A. (uncredited)

Doug Sakmann ... Club Dancer (uncredited)

Andy Signore ... Club Dancer (uncredited)
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Directed by
James Gray 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
James Gray (written by) &
Matt Reeves (written by)

Produced by
Christopher Goode .... co-producer
Jonathan Gordon .... executive producer
Kerry Orent .... producer
Matt Reeves .... co-producer
Paul Webster .... producer
Nick Wechsler .... producer
Bob Weinstein .... executive producer
Harvey Weinstein .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Howard Shore 
 
Cinematography by
Harris Savides (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Jeffrey Ford 
 
Casting by
Douglas Aibel 
 
Production Design by
Kevin Thompson 
 
Art Direction by
Judy Rhee 
 
Set Decoration by
Ford Wheeler 
 
Costume Design by
Michael Clancy 
 
Makeup Department
Mary A. D'Angelo .... key hair stylist: additional photography (as Mary D'Angelo)
Leslie Fuller .... makeup artist
Wayne Herndon .... key hair stylist
Deborah K. Larsen .... makeup artist: Charlize Theron (as Deborah Larsen)
Charles McKenna .... hair stylist (as Charles Mckenna)
Donald Mowat .... key makeup artist
Rita Ogden .... makeup artist
James Post .... hair stylist (as James T.B. Post)
 
Production Management
Isabel Henderson .... post-production supervisor
Victoria McGarry .... unit production manager (as Victoria Mcgarry Lorino)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Sam Hill .... first assistant director: additional photography
Linda Perkins .... second assistant director
Chip Signore .... second second assistant director
David 'Wex' Wechsler .... first assistant director (as David Wechsler)
Amanda Slater .... additional second assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Anthony Baldasare .... on-set dresser
Julia Barraclough .... charge scenic
Steven Barrada .... carpenter
Brian Becker .... carpenter
Steven Blaho .... construction grip
James Boniece .... construction grip
Susan Carrolan .... shop manager
Gary Cergol .... art department coordinator: additional photography
Thomas Clark .... construction grip
Thomas Clark .... key construction grip: additional photography
Elisa Nevel Demarest .... scenic (as Elisa Nevel)
James Dewolf .... construction grip
David Flaiz .... carpenter
Steven Gamiello .... second property master (as Steve Gamiello)
Bill Gilleran .... construction grip (as Billy Gilleran)
Jonathan Graham .... key construction grip
Sam Greto .... carpenter
Dana Hook .... construction grip
Teddy Janicki .... shop scenic
Heather Danielle Kane .... assistant property master (as Heather Kane)
Shauna Kellin .... scenic
Michael J. Kinney .... art department coordinator
Robin Koenig .... set dresser
Bill Kolpin .... set dresser (as William Kolpin)
Gordon Krause .... construction foreman
Charlie Marroquin .... construction grip
Teresa Mastropierro .... scenic
Jeff Mazzola .... property master: additional photography
Lou Miller .... key carpenter
Nick Miller .... construction coordinator
Fred Muller .... shop electric
Lyvan A. Munlyn .... scenic (as Lyvan Munlyn)
Catherine Nasch .... scenic
Jennifer Alex Nickason .... assistant set decorator (as Jennifer Alex)
Mel Noped .... construction grip (as Melvin Noped)
John Nyomarkay .... assistant art director
Celia Parker .... scenic
Shelley Rich .... set decorating coordinator
Steven Richetts .... stand-by scenic (as Steve Richetts)
Daniel Rieser .... construction grip
Scott Rosenstock .... leadman
Elizabeth Schlitten .... assistant property master: additional photography
Phillip Schneider .... scenic foreman
Mark Simon .... set dresser
Walter Stocklin .... set dresser
Ron Stone .... property master
Steven J. Thrun .... art department assistant (as Steven Thrun)
Robert Vaccariello .... carpenter
Victoria Vanasco .... set dresser
Peter von Bartheld .... set dresser (as Peter Von Bartheld)
Kenneth Walshak .... carpenter (as Ken Walshak)
Frances Catalano .... best boy construction grip (uncredited)
John Nyomarkay .... art director: additional photography (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Michael Axinn .... assistant adr editor
Chris Barron .... digital sound transfers (as Christopher Barron)
Phil Benson .... supervising sound editor
Karen Brocco .... assistant dialogue editor (as Karen A. Brocco)
Tim Burby .... digital sound transfers
Yin Cantor .... assistant sound effects editor
Chris Cozens .... auricle operator
Travis Crenshaw .... machine room operator
Tony Eckert .... foley mixer
Thom 'Coach' Ehle .... sound consultant: Dolby
Sue Fox .... supervising adr editor (as Suzanne Fox)
Jeanne Gilliland .... boom operator
Claire Graybill .... dialogue editor
Jonathan Greber .... digital sound transfers
Gabriel Guy .... sound re-recordist
Lora Hirschberg .... sound re-recording mixer
Tom Johnson .... sound re-recording mixer
Stephen Kearney .... sound effects editor
Tommy Louie .... cableperson
Brian Magerkurth .... machine room operator
Kyrsten Mate .... sound designer (as Kyrsten Mate Comoglio)
Frank 'Pepe' Merel .... foley recordist
Cheryl Nardi .... supervising assistant sound editor
Jonathan Null .... foley editor
Tom Paul .... production sound mixer
Steve Romanko .... sound re-recordist
Gary Rydstrom .... sound designer
Jurgen Scharpf .... sound mix technician
Steve Slanec .... assistant adr editor
Kent Sparling .... sound mix technician
Dianna Stirpe .... dialogue editor
Erich Stratmann .... assistant sound effects editor
Dennie Thorpe .... foley walker (as Denny Thorpe)
Jana Vance .... foley walker
Gwendolyn Yates Whittle .... adr editor
Daniel McIntosh .... sound playback (uncredited)
Philip Rogers .... sound recordist (uncredited)
David E. Turner .... digital sound transfers (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
John Ottesen .... special effects coordinator
 
Stunts
Roy Farfel .... stunts
Don Hewitt .... stunts
Donald John Hewitt .... stunts (as Don J. Hewitt)
Jery Hewitt .... stunt coordinator
Janet Paparazzo .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Jared Abrams .... loader
Chris Beattie .... grip
Glen Bowen .... grip (as Glenn Bowen)
Michael Brown .... electrician
Michael Cambria .... second assistant camera
Matt Chubet .... grip
John W. DeBlau .... gaffer (as John Deblau)
Dan Denitto .... grip (as Dan De Nitto)
Richie Ford .... best boy electric (as Richard Ford)
Jim Galvin .... rigging electrician
Pedro Hernández .... best boy grip (as Pedro Hernandez)
Brent Jack .... light technician: Musco Light
Paul Kinghan .... genny operator
Jason Lanci .... electrician
Eric Liebowitz .... still photographer: additional photography
Bruce MacCallum .... camera operator (as Bruce Maccallum)
James Mah .... rigging electrician
Rick Marroquin .... dolly grip
Gary Martone .... key grip
Gary Martone .... key grip: additional photography
Brian McCullagh .... electrician (as Brian Mccullagh)
Jim McCullagh .... electrician (as James Mccullagh)
John McEnerney .... grip (as John Mcenerney)
Serge Mihajlov .... electrician
Sean O'Brien .... grip
Ronald Paul .... rigging electrician
Tom Percarpio .... electrician (as Thomas Percapio)
Louis Petraglia .... electrician
Peter John Petraglia .... electrician (as John Petraglia)
Scott H. Ramsey .... gaffer: additional photography (as Scott Ramsey)
Eric Swanek .... first assistant camera
Justin Vanson .... grip
David Wasserman .... grip
Barry Wetcher .... still photographer
Phillip V. Caruso .... additional photographer (uncredited)
Nicolas L. Charuet .... grip (uncredited)
Michael 'Rodi' Rodia .... grip (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Jordan Beswick .... casting associate
Kristine Bulakowski .... extras casting
Leigh French .... adr voice casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Elizabeth Gulczynski .... seamstress
Daniel Dunleavy Huber .... wardrobe production assistant
Pilar Limosner .... assistant costume designer
Winsome G. McKoy .... wardrobe supervisor (as Winsome Mckoy)
Marcia Patten .... wardrobe supervisor
Rose Marie C. Polansky .... wardrobe assistant (as Rose Marie Polansky)
Kevin Ritter .... wardrobe assistant
 
Editorial Department
Emmett Broderick .... post-production assistant
Andrew Buckland .... assistant editor
Gary Burritt .... negative cutter
Justine Halliday .... first assistant editor
Phil Hetos .... color timer
Marisa Morabito .... post-production assistant
Danny Rafic .... first assistant editor
Sarah Thiessen .... second assistant editor
Joe Violante .... dailies advisor
Byron Wong .... apprentice editor
John Sosnovski .... assistant editor (uncredited)
Michael Williams .... post-production assistant (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Bob Bowen .... music coordinator
Ruth Cornes .... music contractor
Robert Cotnoir .... music technical supervisor
Dan Evans Farkas .... assistant music editor
Vic Fraser .... music preparation
Annette Kudrak .... music editor
Kevin Mahonchak .... music preparation
Cathy Moore .... music studio manager
Simon Rhodes .... recording engineer
Dana Sano .... music supervisor
Howard Shore .... music conductor
Howard Shore .... music orchestrator
Christopher Spelman .... music consultant (as Chris Spelman)
Scott Stambler .... music editor: temp music
Michael Tremante .... music preparation
Suzanne Coffman .... music clearance (uncredited)
Tom Kramer .... music editor (uncredited)
Stephanie Lowry .... assistant music editor (uncredited)
Andrew Silver .... preview music editor (uncredited)
Randy Spendlove .... executive in charge of music (uncredited)
Mark Jan Wlodarkiewicz .... music editor: temp music (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Rudy Arietta .... driver
Michael Buonocore .... driver
Robert Casey .... driver
Thomas Colavito .... driver
Bill Curry Jr. .... transportation captain: additional photography (as William Curry Jr.)
Bob Donavan .... driver (as Robert Donovan)
Robert Dwyer .... driver
Robert Featherstone .... driver
Patrick Ford .... driver
Nicholas Grzan .... driver
Edward Iacobelli Jr. .... driver
Edward Iacobelli .... transportation captain (as Edward Iacobelli Sr.)
Ray Iacobelli .... driver
Tony Ingrassellino .... driver (as Anthony Ingrassellino)
Christopher Kornak .... driver
Noel Lawlor .... driver
Ron Lucas .... driver (as Ron Lucas Jr.)
Jimmy Mahr .... driver (as James Mahr)
J.J. McGrane .... driver (as James Mcgrane)
Fred Momole .... driver
Robert O'Neill .... transportation co-captain
Jim Popper .... driver (as James Popper)
Barry Sweeney .... driver
George Washington .... driver
 
Other crew
Brooks Baldwin .... dialect coach
Donna L. Bascom .... legal services (as Donna Bascom Esq.)
Jack Bavaro .... location assistant
Joshua A. Bell .... assistant accountant: additional photography (as Josh Bell)
Zoran Blazevic .... location scout
Lee Brazier .... assistant: Paul Webster
Jonathan Bulette .... set intern
Jim Carden .... post-production accountant
Salvatore Carino .... production accountant
Wendy Cohen .... clearance
Tony Cypres .... assistant accountant (as Anthony Cypres)
Roger Davies .... production associate
Jennifer Demme .... set production assistant
Carey DePalma .... assistant location manager: additional photography (as Carey Depalma)
Nicole Duryea .... set production assistant
Meryl Emmerton .... assistant production coordinator
Alyson Evans .... production coordinator
Debora Fearon .... craft service (as Debra B. Fearon)
Benjamin Friedman .... set intern
Cliff Fuller .... production secretary (as Clifton Fuller)
Carla Gardini .... assistant: Jonathan Gordon
Carolyn Gershenson .... medic (as Carolyn Gershenson Rn)
Ginger Gonzalez .... set production assistant
Ann Hanlon .... assistant: James Caan
Kali R. Harrison .... set production assistant (as Kali Rashad Harrison)
Lys Hopper .... location manager
Nicki Infante .... payroll accountant
Ryan Jaffe .... assistant: Nick Wechsler
Tina Johnson .... assistant: Kerry Orent
Takahide Kawakami .... set production assistant
Joe Kelly .... location scout
Annie Kuronyi .... location production assistant (as Anne Kuronyi)
Chris Laker .... office production assistant
Cara Leibovitz .... unit publicist
Sam Levy .... digital assistant: Harris Savides
Roberto Lopez .... location assistant
Patrick Mahoney .... craft service: additional photography
Wendy Mooradian .... office production assistant
Ko Nizuma .... parking coordinator (as Ko Nilzuma)
Julie Oppenheimer .... script supervisor
Arlene Pachasa .... assistant: Charlize Theron
Deidre Schrowang .... first assistant accountant: additional photography
Kate Schultz .... location scout
Matthew A. Schwartz .... location scout (as Matthew Schwartz)
Karen Shaw .... set intern
Jamie Sheridan .... key production assistant
Jonathan Silver .... location coordinator
Christopher Spelman .... consultant to filmmakers
Kristina Strang .... craft service
Michelle Sy .... assistant: Jonathan Gordon
John Torrijos .... video services (as John 'J.T.' Torrijos)
Alfonso Trinidad .... set production assistant
Mimi Turner .... location assistant
Christian von Burkleo .... video services (as Christian Von Burkleo)
Tara Walls .... product placement
Eric Weinstein .... assistant: Mark Wahlberg
Modi Wiczyk .... set intern
Marcus Woods .... set production assistant
Maury Wray .... assistant location manager
Jon Zeidman .... assistant location manager (as Jonathan Zeidman)
Damon Zwicker .... assistant: James Gray
Heath Jacob Baldwin .... additional office production assistant (uncredited)
Ellen Burke .... production assistant: second unit (uncredited)
Barbara Christie .... adr voice: "Kitty" (uncredited)
Marisa Clayton .... dailies assistant: Magno Sound & Video (uncredited)
Eddy Collyns .... location scout (uncredited)
Christopher Gambale .... assistant to Harvey Weinstein (uncredited)
Skip Rose .... stand-in: James Caan (uncredited)
Michael L. Walker .... production assistant (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Albertine Anderson .... the filmmakers wish to thank (as Alberteen Anderson)
Karl R. Austen .... the filmmakers wish to thank (as Karl Austen)
Adam Balkin .... the filmmakers wish to thank
Bryan Burk .... the filmmakers wish to thank
Vicki Cherkas .... the filmmakers wish to thank
Glenn Cowan .... the filmmakers wish to thank
Ed Gabrielson .... the filmmakers wish to thank
Michael Grodner .... the filmmakers wish to thank
Ethan Gross .... the filmmakers wish to thank
John Hadity .... the filmmakers wish to thank
Clark Henderson .... the filmmakers wish to thank
Kevin Hyman .... the filmmakers wish to thank
Jason Katims .... the filmmakers wish to thank
Steve Kmetko .... the filmmakers wish to thank
Tom Kramer .... the filmmakers wish to thank
Robert La Frisco .... the filmmakers wish to thank
John Lesher .... the filmmakers wish to thank
Tracy McGrath .... the filmmakers wish to thank (as Tracy Mcgrath)
Ric Menello .... the filmmakers wish to thank
Meryl Poster .... the filmmakers wish to thank
Gary Rizzo .... the filmmakers wish to thank
David Schiff .... the filmmakers wish to thank
John Schiumo .... the filmmakers wish to thank
Yetta Schneider .... the filmmakers wish to thank
Eric Shonz .... the filmmakers wish to thank
Geoff Stier .... the filmmakers wish to thank
Beverly Wood .... the filmmakers wish to thank
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Rated R for language, violence and a scene of sexuality
Runtime:
115 min
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Trivia:
The film was based on a real-life corruption scandal in the mid-1980s that involved the father of director James Gray.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: The pearl handled pistol that Frank Olchin removes from his sock drawer was sitting on his desk in the study, the room he just left.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Beantown (2007)See more »
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11 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
Not Quite Perfect, 9 May 2001
Author: Quicksand from United States

Imagine a painting hanging in a museum. It's a masterfully rendered portrait of a family, a house in the background. Maybe a lake off to one side. The picture is absolutely flawless, and if you merely glance at it, or even give it the once-over, you can recognize it as a picture of a house and a family, and move on.

But if you stop to look at it, it's not quite perfect. The color of a scarf clashes with the rest of mom's outfit. That squirrel in the tree only has three legs. Little things to let you know that the artist, while talented, still hasn't perfected his craft. Or, more likely, if the painting weren't so excellently rendered, you wouldn't be able to point out the scarf, or the squirrel, or any of the finer details.

Like this painting, we have "The Yards," a story centering on Leo Handler (Wahlberg), freshly released from prison and trying to look after himself and his mother. The story is well-told, the characters (with the exception of Dunaway) are carefully acted, and this character-driven drama is fascinating to watch.

But taken as a whole, parts of the film were just overlooked. Wahlberg acts with a blank stare, his character just as dumb as his character in "Boogie Nights." None of the female characters exist for any reason except for the audience to feel pity for them. Every death is predictable, minutes before it happens. And the entire story spirals into such a depressing destination, I can't at all think of who I could recommend this film to. It was well-made, but James Gray would do better as a playwright with material like this.

An exquisitely well-made, beautifully directed film. The pictures are wonderful and the performances are excellent, but be warned that this film is a serious, serious downer. May the director find lighter material soon.

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