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The summer of '77 was a killer........ See more »
Plot:
Spike Lee's take on the "Son of Sam" murders in New York City during the summer of 1977 centering on the residents of an Italian-American South Bronx neighborhood who live in fear and distrust of one another. | Full synopsis »
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4 nominations See more »
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The Son of Sam story is an effective backdrop See more (342 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

John Leguizamo ... Vinny

Adrien Brody ... Richie

Mira Sorvino ... Dionna

Jennifer Esposito ... Ruby

Michael Rispoli ... Joey T

Saverio Guerra ... Woodstock

Brian Tarantina ... Bobby Del Fiore
Al Palagonia ... Anthony

Ken Garito ... Brian

Bebe Neuwirth ... Gloria

Patti LuPone ... Helen

Mike Starr ... Eddie

Anthony LaPaglia ... Detective Lou Petrocelli

Roger Guenveur Smith ... Detective Curt Atwater

Ben Gazzara ... Luigi

Joe Lisi ... Tony Olives
James Reno ... Crony

Arthur J. Nascarella ... Mario (as Arthur Nascarella)

John Savage ... Simon
Jimmy Breslin ... Himself

Michael Badalucco ... Son of Sam

Spike Lee ... John Jeffries

Lucia Grillo ... Chiara

Nelson Vasquez ... Officer Cruz
Darielle Gilad ... Debbie Cadabra
Michael Harper ... Raygun
Jessica Galbreath ... Fire
Evan Cohen ... Bite
George Tabb ... Spider

Michael Imperioli ... Midnite
Victor Colicchio ... Chickie

Peter Maloney ... Detective Timothy Dowd
Christopher Wynkoop ... Sam Carr

John Turturro ... Harvey the Black Dog (voice)
Ernie Anastos ... Anchorman
Jim Jensen ... Anchorman
Melba Tolliver ... Anchorwoman
Phil Rizzuto ... Yankee Broadcaster (voice) (as Phil Rizuto)

Reggie Jackson ... Himself

Danielle Burgio ... Girl in Parked Car

Lisa France ... Girl in Parked Car

Peter Epstein ... Chuckie

Jill Stokesberry ... Rose

Joseph Lyle Taylor ... Ron

Kim Director ... Dee

Bill Raymond ... Father Cadilli
Mildred Clinton ... Italian Woman at Murder Site
Emelise Aleandri ... Italian Woman at Murder Site

Michael Sorvino ... Bowler at Diner

Phil Campanella ... Second Bowler at Diner

William H. Burns ... Officer

Ernest Mingione ... Officer

Frank Fortunato ... Doorman
Dan Zappin ... Simon's Male Friend
Murielle Arden ... Simon's Female Friend (as Murielle Cohen)
Christina Klobe ... Simon's Female Friend
Charlotte Colavin ... Neighbor

Clayton J. Barber ... Punk (as Clayton Barber)

Joie Lee ... Bed Stuy Woman Interviewed
Rome Neal ... Bed Stuy Man Interviewed
Mark Breland ... Bed Stuy Man Interviewed
Susan Batson ... Bed Stuy Woman Interviewed

Evander Holyfield ... Man in Riot
Toneda Laiwan ... Dot - Atwater's Girlfriend
Janet Paparazzo ... Young Woman Shot by Son of Sam
Jodi Michelle Pynn ... Young Woman Shot by Son of Sam

Jennifer Badger ... Woman Victim (as Jennifer S. Badger)
Jeff DeRocker ... Man in Car
Nick Oddo ... Husband

Damian Achilles ... Wounded Man (as Damien Achilles)
Joanne Lamstein ... Woman in Car
Gabriel Barre ... Johnny Nasso
Tara McNamee ... Woman Victim
John Michael Brown ... 'L.E.S. Stitches' Band Singer
Damian Branica ... 'L.E.S. Stitches' Band Bassist
Lorne Behrman ... 'L.E.S. Stitches' Band Guitarist
Curtis Gove ... 'L.E.S. Stitches' Band Guitarist
James Baggs ... 'L.E.S. Stitches' Band Drummer

Rozie Bacchi ... Brian's Girlfriend
Grace DeSena ... Joe T's Girlfriend
Zoe Bournelis ... Anthony's Girlfriend
Ashleigh Closs ... Princess

Frank Cadillac ... Patty a.k.a. Man with Weird Eyes
Daniel J. Courtenay ... Guitar Store Owner

Michael Prozzo ... Rocco
Kathryn Hud ... Rocco's Girlfriend (as Kathryn Hudd)
Antonio Torres ... Man Pulled from Car
Pamela Wehner ... Lady at Block Party
Dionna Colicchio ... Girl at Block Party
Victoria Galasso ... Girl at Block Party
Danielle Tutelian ... Girl at Block Party
John Martucci ... Haircutter

Mario Macaluso ... Italian Chef
Andrew Lasky ... Officer Cruz Partner
Richard Paul ... Detective with Decoy Dummy
Ray Carlson ... Crime Scene Cop
Alexander J. Vega ... Bouncer
Steven Croft ... Limo Driver
Mary Jo Todaro ... Lady in Window
Jacqueline Margolis ... Lady in Window

Iris Braydon ... Lady in Car Window (as Iris Alten)
Valerie Mazzonelli ... Lady with Dog
Hal Sherman ... Arresting Detective
Nicholas Brown ... Young Petrocelli
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jack Brickhouse ... Himself - 1954 World Series Announcer (archive sound) (uncredited)

David Brown ... CBGB Bouncer (uncredited)
Tom Cassell ... Waiter (uncredited)
Tom Cochran ... Principle Dancer (uncredited)

Jenna Colby ... Protestor (uncredited)
Howard Cosell ... Himself - 1977 World Series Announcer (archive sound) (uncredited)
Kevin Coyle ... Protester (uncredited)
Anna Damergis ... Salon Patron (uncredited)
Bobbito Garcia ... Deejay (uncredited)
Keith Jackson ... Himself - 1977 World Series Announcer (archive sound) (uncredited)

Willie Mays ... Himself - 1954 New York Giants Outfielder Making Great Catch in World Series (archive footage) (uncredited)

Michael Mercurio ... Protester (uncredited)
Michael J. Meyers ... Detective (uncredited)
George Nicolaidis ... Protester (uncredited)

Rich Pecci ... Protestor (uncredited)

Elvis Presley ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Christian Reeve ... Club Dancer (uncredited)
Rocco ... Club Dancer (uncredited)

Guy Shahar ... Club Dancer (uncredited)
Sharon Shenk ... Principal Dancer (uncredited)

Cory Surovy ... Club Guy (uncredited)

Kevin Craig West ... Man in Barber Shop (uncredited)

Jaime Zevallos ... NYPD Cop (uncredited)

Directed by
Spike Lee 
 
Writing credits
Spike Lee (writer)

Victor Colicchio (screenplay) and
Michael Imperioli (screenplay) and
Spike Lee (screenplay)

Produced by
Jeri Carroll-Colicchio .... executive producer
Michael Imperioli .... executive producer
Jon Kilik .... producer
Spike Lee .... producer
 
Original Music by
Terence Blanchard 
 
Cinematography by
Ellen Kuras 
 
Film Editing by
Barry Alexander Brown 
 
Casting by
Aisha Coley 
 
Production Design by
Thérèse DePrez 
 
Art Direction by
Nicholas Lundy 
 
Set Decoration by
Diane Lederman 
 
Costume Design by
Ruth E. Carter 
 
Makeup Department
Margot Boccia .... makeup artist: Ms. Sorvino
Joseph A. Campayno .... makeup artist (as Joseph Campayno)
Leonard Drake .... key hair stylist
Anita Gibson .... key makeup artist
Anthony Gueli .... hair stylist
Michelle Johnson .... key hair stylist
Raul Hernandez .... hair stylist (uncredited)
Jeffrey Rebelo .... additional hair stylist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Jay Cannold .... production supervisor
Miles Ferguson .... post-production supervisor
Jon Kilik .... production manager
Debra D. Jeffreys .... unit manager (uncredited)
Karen L. Thorson .... post-production supervisor (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Mike Ellis .... first assistant director
Tracey Hinds .... second assistant director
Roger Lee .... second second assistant director (as Roger McDonald Lee)
Michael A. Pinckney .... additional second assistant director (as Michael 'Boogie' Pinckney)
 
Art Department
Aurora Aguero .... prop coordinator (as Aurora M. Agüero)
Martin Bernstein .... construction coordinator
Paul Cheponis .... assistant decorator
Michael Curry Sr. .... construction foreman
Sanjit De Silva .... art assistant
June DeCamp .... scenic
Richard Bryan Douglas .... carpenter (as Richard Douglas)
Douglas Fecht .... set dresser
Ralph Fratianni .... second construction grip
Harvey Goldberg .... set dresser
Michael Greenblatt .... art assistant
Peter Hackman .... stand-by camera scenic
Joanna Hartell .... set dresser
Hiroya .... paintings
Henry Kaplan .... set dresser
Derrick Kardos .... art department coordinator
Kevin Ladson .... property master
Joyce Leipertz .... scenic
Victor Littlejohn .... assistant prop master
Charles E. McCarry .... assistant art director (as Charles McCarry)
Timothy Metzger .... lead man (as Tim Metzger)
Dana Neuwirth .... set dresser
Thomas Nousias .... scenic shop manager
Myron Odegaard .... shop electrician (as Myron 'Mo' Odegaard)
Arne Olsen Jr. .... construction grip
Arne Olsen .... key construction grip
Jon Ringbom .... scenic charge
Donald Robinson .... graphic designer
Pamela Roy-Stasney .... assistant decorator (as Pamela Roy)
Mark Paul Selemon .... stand-by set dresser (as Mark Selemon)
Clarissa Shanahan .... scenic
Julie Sloan .... scenic (as Julie Sloane)
R. Vincent Smith .... assistant prop master (as Vincent Smith)
Lamarr Sorrento .... paintings
Jerome Tarter .... shop assistant
Richard Tedesco .... art assistant
Christina K. Tonkin .... assistant decorator (as Christina Tonkin)
Lawrence Amanuel .... lead greensman (uncredited)
Wayne T. Leonard .... set dresser (uncredited)
Eric M. Metzger .... set dresser (uncredited)
Jeffrey Rollins .... set dresser (uncredited)
Ann Stacy .... camera scenic artist (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Gina Alfano .... adr editor
David Boulton .... adr engineer
Benjamin Cheah .... supervising foley editor (as Ben Cheah)
Eric A. Christoffersen .... consultant: Dolby Sound
Marko A. Costanzo .... foley artist (as Marko Costanzo)
Stuart Deutsch .... boom operator (as Stu Deutsch)
Chris Fielder .... transfer assistant
Tom Fleischman .... sound re-recording mixer
David Flynch .... assistant sound editor
Ricky Graham .... second engineer
Kenton Jakub .... supervising adr editor (as Kenton Jakob)
Kristen M. Johnson .... assistant sound editor (as Kristin Johnson-Phifer)
Andy Kris .... foley editor (as Andrew Kris)
George A. Lara .... foley engineer (as George Lara)
Kevin Lee .... supervising sound editor
Hal Levinsohn .... dialogue editor
Blake Leyh .... sound designer
Debora Lilavois .... assistant adr editor (as Deborah Li Lavois)
Kimberly R. McCord-Wilson .... dialogue editor (as Kimberly McCord)
Peter Mills .... second engineer
Kelly Neese .... cable person
Tim O'Shea .... foley editor
Rolf Pardula .... sound mixer
Glenfield Payne .... sound effects editor
Harry Peck Bolles .... dialogue editor (as Harry Bowles)
Jen Ralston .... foley editor (as Jennifer Ralston)
Jac Rubenstein .... dialogue editor (as Jack Rubinstein)
Larry Hopkins .... layback sound mixer (uncredited)
Derek Marcil .... sound re-recording mixer: TV version (uncredited)
Michael Miller .... adr mixer (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Steven Kirshoff .... special effects coordinator (as Steve Kirshoff)
 
Visual Effects by
Betsy Asher Hall .... CG supervisor: Rhythm & Hues
Chad Merriam .... visual effects producer: Rhythm & Hues
Betsy Paterson .... compositing supervisor: Rhythm & Hues
Todd Shifflett .... visual effects supervisor: Rhythm & Hues
Lyndon Barrois .... CG animator (uncredited)
Daniel Aristoteles Collins .... systems/operations: Rhythm & Hues (uncredited)
Michael Curtis .... digital trailer effects (uncredited)
Gray Miller .... title animator (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Jay Carrado .... stunts
Norman Douglass .... stunt driver
Roy Farfel .... stunts
Jeremy Frey .... stunts
Chuck Jeffreys .... stunts
David S. Lomax .... stunts (as David Lomax)
Tara McNamee .... stunts
Elliot Santiago .... stunts
Keith Siglinger .... stunts
Manny Siverio .... stunts
Jeff Ward .... stunt coordinator
Jennifer Badger .... stunt performer (uncredited)
Joanne Lamstein .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Stuart Allen .... crane operator: Technocrane
Robert M. Andres .... key grip
James R. Belletier .... first assistant camera: "b" camera (as Jim Belletier)
Braden Belmonte .... camera loader
John Berry .... lamp operator (as John H. Berry)
Terrence Laron Burke .... grip
Paul Candrilli .... best boy grip
Mel Cannon .... grip
Patrick Capone .... additional camera operator
Brian Carmichael .... video camera utility
Charles Casillo .... grip
Matt Chubet .... grip
Lamont Crawford .... dolly grip
Andrea Dorman .... first assistant Steadicam
Steve Drellich .... additional camera operator
Richard Eliano .... additional camera operator
Peter Fernberger .... additional camera operator
Raffaello Ferucci .... rigging gaffer
Kevin Flynn .... dolly grip: "b" camera
Bob Gambardella .... lamp operator
Carlos Omar Guerra .... first assistant camera: "a" camera (as Carlos Guerra)
George Harrington .... rigging gaffer
Michael Hunold .... best boy electric
Zsolt Kadar .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Jeremy Knaster .... generator operator
David Lee .... still photographer
Larry McConkey .... Steadicam operator
Matt Miller .... key rigging grip
John Mitchell .... lamp operator
William Moore .... gaffer: New York (as Bill Moore)
Francis Panuccio .... best boy rigging grip
John Panuccio .... key rigging grip (as Jack Panuccio)
Reinhart 'Rayteam' Peschke .... chief lighting technician (as Ray Peschke)
Leigh Rathner .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Allan S. Robinson .... lamp operator (as Allan Robinson)
Butch Robinson .... video operator
Jim Shipley .... video camera utility (as James Shipley)
Chris Skutch .... key grip
Joseph Trammell .... video playback operator (as Joe Trammell)
Jeffery J. Tufano .... camera operator: "a" camera
Joe 'Jody' Williams .... camera production assistant (as Joe Williams)
Kris Enos .... additional second assistant camera (uncredited)
Craig Paul Harris .... rigging electrician (uncredited)
Bill Kaye .... still photographer: art (uncredited)
Chris Lombardozzi .... rigging electrician (uncredited)
Phil Oetiker .... director of photography: second unit (uncredited)
Charles Quinlivan .... grip (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Michael Alvarez .... extras casting assistant
Jennifer Edwards .... extras casting assistant
Andrea Falco .... extras casting assistant
Cherisse Gardner .... extras casting associate
Karen Gilman .... casting associate
Ali Merhi .... extras casting assistant
Tuffy Questell .... extras casting assistant (as Americo 'Tuffy' Questell)
Joanna Rodriguez .... extras casting coordinator
Winsome Sinclair .... extras casting
Theron Smith .... extras casting assistant (as Theron 'T' Smith)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Yolanda Carter .... additional costumer
Pashelle Clayton-Robinson .... additional costumer
Yvens DeThelismond .... assistant costume designer (as Yvens De Thelismond)
Jordanna Fineberg .... key costumer
Marta Font .... set costumer (as Maria Font)
Kimberly Gray .... wardrobe production assistant
Danielle Hollowell .... assistant to costume designer
Darlene Jackson .... wardrobe supervisor
Monica Kitchen .... wardrobe coordinator
Azan Kung .... assistant costume designer
Richard Owings .... assistant costume designer (as Richie Owings)
Paul A. Simmons Jr. .... key costumer (as Paul Simmons)
Yvette Stapleton .... additional costumer
Michael Alan Stein .... assistant costume designer
Michael Tavares .... wardrobe supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Romy Charles .... apprentice editor
Don Ciana .... color timer
Geeta Gandbhir .... assistant editor
Allyson C. Johnson .... associate editor
Jennifer Martinez .... apprentice editor
Noëlle Penraat .... negative cutter
Todd Woody Richman .... assistant editor (as T. Woody Richman)
Anna DiNuovo Slaughter .... editing production assistant (as Anna Dinuovo)
Joe Violante .... dailies advisor
 
Music Department
John Anderson .... musician: oboe
Julie Andrews .... musician: bassoon
Vaughn Armon .... musician: violin
Bill Benham .... musician: viola
Simon Benson .... musician: double bass
Mark Berrow .... musician: violin
Richard Bissill .... musician: horn
Terence Blanchard .... conductor: score
Terence Blanchard .... musician: trumpet solos
John Bradbury .... musician: violin
Catherine Bradshaw .... musician: viola
Mike Brittain .... musician: double bass
Gustav Clarkson .... musician: viola
Gillian Cohen .... musician: violin
Linda Cohen .... music coordinator
Dermot Crehan .... musician: violin
Andy Crowley .... musician: trumpet
Benedict Cruft .... musician: violin
Paul Cullington .... musician: double bass
David Daniels .... musician: cello
Peter Davies .... musician: trombone
Mike De Saulles .... musician: violin
Manon Derome .... musician: violin
Richard Edwards .... musician: trombone
Gillian Findlay .... musician: violin
Simon Fischer .... musician: violin
Geoff Foster .... score mixer
Vic Fraser .... music librarian
Antonia Fuchs .... musician: violin
Paul Gargham .... musician: horn (as Paul Gardham)
Roger Garland .... musician: violin
Wilf Gibson .... musician: violin
Cathy Giles .... musician: cello
Isobel Griffiths .... orchestral contractor
Steve Henderson .... musician: percussion
Rebecca Hirsch .... musician: violin
Paul Kegg .... musician: cello
Gary Kettel .... musician: percussion
Patrick Kiernan .... musician: violin
Boguslav Kostecki .... musician: violin
Alison LaCourse .... music assistant (as Alison Lacourse)
Peter Lale .... musician: viola
Julian Leaper .... musician: violin
Steve Levine .... musician: violin
Anthony Lewis .... musician: cello
Helen Liebman .... musician: cello (as Helen Liebmann)
Martin Loveday .... musician: cello
Robin McGee .... musician: double bass
James McLeod .... musician: violin
Mike McMenemy .... musician: violin
Don McVay .... musician: viola
Perry Montague Mason .... musician: violin
Paul Morgan .... musician: double bass
Maurice Murphy .... musician: trumpet
Everton Nelson .... musician: violin
Kathy Nelson .... executive in charge of music: The Buena Vista Motion Pictures Group
Peter Oxer .... musician: violin
Andrew Parker .... musician: viola
John Pigneguy .... musician: horn
Anthony Pike .... musician: bass clarinet
Anthony Pleeth .... musician: cello
Frank Ricotti .... musician: percussion
Eddie Roberts .... musician: violin
George Robertson .... musician: viola
Nick Rodwell .... musician: clarinet
Frank Schaefer .... musician: cello
Mary Scully .... musician: double bass
Hugh Seenan .... musician: horn
Edward Simon .... musician: piano
Emlyn Singleton .... musician: violin
Lori Slomka .... music editor
Alex Steyermark .... music supervisor
Mick Stirling .... musician: cello
Jonathan Strange .... musician: violin
Cathy Thompson .... musician: violin
Jonathan Tunnell .... musician: cello
Ivo van der Worff .... musician: viola (as Ivo Van Der Werff)
Justin Ward .... musician: viola
Elizabeth Watson .... musician: viola
Jay Weigel .... music preparation
Maisie Weissman .... music editor
Bruce White .... musician: viola
Steve Wick .... musician: tuba
Katie Wilkinson .... musician: viola
Gavyn Wright .... orchestra leader
Warren Zielinski .... musician: violin
 
Transportation Department
David Babcock .... driver
Thomas H. Beattie .... driver (as Thomas Beattie)
Thomas Coleman .... driver
Peter DiDomenico .... driver (as Peter Di Domenico)
Mike Easter .... transportation co-captain (as Michael Easter)
Jerry Featherstone .... driver
William K. Gaskins .... transportation captain
Irv Gooch .... picture cars
Joseph Hawkins .... driver
John Hunt .... driver
Robert Johnson .... driver
Dennis Kelly .... driver
James Kelly .... driver
Edward F. Leahy .... driver (as Ed Leahy)
Robert Leddy .... driver
Anthony Marino .... driver
Anthony Martino .... driver
Steven Menasian .... driver
Elroy Pringle .... driver
Charles Spillane .... driver
Gilbert S. Williams .... driver (as Gil Williams)
 
Other crew
Thomas Acosta .... location production assistant
Alan Aguilar .... chef
Natalie Arango .... location department coordinator
Tristan Avakian .... guitar consultant
Suzo Barzman .... assistant: Ms. Sorvino
Roberta Bayley .... photo supplier: "Richard Hell and The Ramones" photo
Jackie Bazan .... unit publicist
Zelmer Bothic .... assistant: Mr. Spike Lee
William L. Bourne .... parking coordinator (as Bill Bourne)
Moshe Brakha .... photo supplier: "The Ramones" photo
Boisley Bristo .... set production assistant
Joel Brodsky .... photo supplier: "Iggy Pop" photo
Seth Burch .... assistant location supervisor
Kamla R. Butler .... office production assistant
Dave Cerritos .... craft service assistant
Betty Chin .... production coordinator
David Cofresi .... parking coordinator
Wendy Cohen .... product placement
Bob Corna .... set production assistant
Maria Clara Costa .... set production assistant
Riccardo Costa .... video archivist (as Costa Riccardo)
Colin Cumberbatch .... assistant production coordinator
Carey DePalma .... assistant location supervisor
Deb Dyer .... production accountant
Rich Edwards .... set production assistant (as Richard Edwards)
Kathleen Fellegara .... set medic
John B. Finn .... post-production accountant (as John Finn)
Michael Fradianni .... first lamp operator
Rod Gailes .... staff: 40 Acres
Oronde Giddings .... location department coordinator
Andrea Greer .... script supervisor
Sean Hogan .... assistant post-production accountant
Rodney 'Bear' Jackson .... key set production assistant
Ashley Joseph .... set production assistant
Jean Kalanzi .... first assistant accountant
Louis Katz .... production physician (as Louis A. Katz M.D.)
Jason Lampkin .... staff: 40 Acres
Sergio Leguizamo .... assistant: Mr. Leguizamo
Mario Macaluso .... translator: Sicilian
Raymond E. Mapps .... choreographic coordinator (as Raymond Mapps)
Albert Massiah .... set production assistant
LeRoy McCarthy .... production assistant: location unit (as Leroy McCarthy)
Ben McCrea .... location scout
Ademola McMullen .... set production assistant
Catherine Middleton .... office production assistant
Anthony Monteforte .... craft service assistant
Rafael Osorio .... key set production assistant
Richard Paul .... technical advisor
Paul Pellicoro .... dance instructor
Gaston Pierre .... location assistant
Jimmie Pinckney .... set production assistant
Jason Pollard .... set production assistant
Michelle Robinson .... assistant choreographer (as Michelle M. Robinson)
Carmen Rodríguez .... assistant accountant (as Carmen Rodriguez)
Serena Rosario .... set production assistant
Gregory Routt .... location supervisor (as Greg Routt)
Peter Sabat .... production secretary (as Peter I. Sabat)
Tahnit Sakakeeny .... researcher
Otis Sallid .... choreographer
Evelyn Santana .... assistant publicist
Josh Schneider .... post-production accounting assistant (as Joshua Schneider)
Yolanda Shelton .... set production assistant
George Sims .... set production assistant
Addy Smith .... key office production assistant
Darryl A. Smith .... payroll accountant (as Darryl Smith)
Earl Smith .... liaison: 40 Acres
Gill Strickland .... set production assistant
Al Valentine .... location consultant
John Verni .... location assistant
Sammy Verni .... location assistant (as Sam Verni)
Dawn Wolf .... craft service
Randall Balsmeyer .... title designer (uncredited)
Janelle Connor .... intern (uncredited)
Dekker Dreyer .... production assistant (uncredited)
Rebecca Edelson .... script clearance administrator (uncredited)
Damon Michael Gordon .... location scout (uncredited)
Chiemi Karasawa .... script supervisor (uncredited)
Michael C. Kingsley .... production assistant (uncredited)
Steve Lee .... production assistant (uncredited)
Coati Mundi .... adr voice (uncredited)
Jonn Nubian .... technical consultant (uncredited)
Maria Torres O'Connor .... additional choreographer (uncredited)
Michael K. Reynolds .... chef (uncredited)
Todo Segalla .... stand-in (uncredited)
K.L. Connie Wang .... assistant: clearances (uncredited)
 
Thanks
George M. Steinbrenner III .... thanks (as George 'Da Boss' Steinbrenner)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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MPAA:
Rated R for strong graphic violence and sexuality, pervasive strong language and drug use
Runtime:
142 min
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Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Spike Lee was facing a lot of negative feedback from the family members of the victims who didn't want a film being made which might glorify the killer in some sorts. As a result, the script had to be changed which focused more on the community than the killer himself. "Son of Sam" was rumored to be the original working title.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: During the shooting sequence where Phil Rizzuto is doing the play by play for a Yankee game, you can clearly see blood mechanically squirt out after both victims are not moving and no more shots are being fired.See more »
Quotes:
Ritchie:Evil spelled backwards is live!See more »
Movie Connections:
References Dead End (1937)See more »
Soundtrack:
Baba O'RileySee more »

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Who was the "Son of Sam"?
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48 out of 61 people found the following review useful.
The Son of Sam story is an effective backdrop, 19 July 1999
Author: Becky-9

I really enjoyed this movie. The Son of Sam killings are just a backdrop to a slice-of-life story in New York City in the summer of 1977. I believe that Spike Lee wanted to tell a story about the seventies - the excesses of sex, drugs and the desperation of the times. He chose a summer that stood out in the minds of the people who lived through it because of the record heat, the murders and the blackout. The Son of Sam killer was in one sense a strongly contrasting back drop and in another sense an extreme sign of the times. David Berkowitz was out of control and driven by invisible demons, but that could be said of the main character Vinnie. The difference between the two could almost be reduced to a matter of degree. I was struck by the part of the story where a group of friends thought the killer was one of their own because he was into punk rock and same-sex sex for money. Their misunderstanding of the killer seemed startling in light of what we know about serial killers today, but was dead on for the time. Spike Lee reminds us with this movie how much damage is done when we allow ourselves to be driven by our ignorance and fear. He makes us uncomfortable, of course, but the lesson rings so true. As far as the direction went, I thought that it was classic Spike Lee with a little taken from some other popular young directors, but if someone imitates something good and does it well, I don't complain. My favorite scene is where the punk rocker character Richie does a porno dance to The Who. The soundtrack is also pretty good, by the way. I gave the movie a 9 out of 10.

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