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Vendetta -- Based on a true tale of power, corruption and murder, Christopher Walken stars in the story of the largest lynching in American history...

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Richard Gambino (book)
Timothy Prager (teleplay)
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3 July 1999 (USA) See more »
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Cast

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Christopher Walken ... James Houston

Luke Askew ... William Parkerson

Clancy Brown ... Chief Hennessy

Alessandro Colla ... Gaspare Marchesi

Andrew Connolly ... Sheriff Bill Villere

Bruce Davison ... Thomas Semmes

Joaquim de Almeida ... Joseph Macheca

Andrea Di Stefano ... Vincent Provenzano

Edward Herrmann ... D.A. Luzenberg

Richard Libertini ... Giovanni Provenzano
George Martin ... Judge Baker (as George N. Martin)
Pierrino Mascarino ... Antonio Marchesi

Daragh O'Malley ... Dominic O'Malley

Kenneth Welsh ... Mayor Joe Shakspeare
Gerry Mendicino ... Charles Mantranga
Frank Crudele ... Angelo Bagnetto
Vincent Marino ... Pietro Monasterio

Louis Di Bianco ... Emmanuel Polizzi
Piero Didiano ... Bastian Incompara (as Peter Didiano)
Giuseppe Tancredi ... Umberto Scaffidi
Megan McChesney ... Megan O'Brien

Stuart Stone ... Tony Provenzano
Nigel Shawn Williams ... Samuel Foster
Anna Mancini ... Francesca Marchesi
Tony Mark ... Mayor's Assistant

Conrad Dunn ... Pasquale Corte
Ian Downie ... Priest
Ron White ... Robert Collins
Jack Newman ... Jacob Seligman
Jack Jessop ... William Yochum

Wayne Robson ... Frank Peeter
Delores Etienne ... Emma Thomas (as Delores Ettienne)
Joel Gordon ... William
Victor Ertmanis ... John Duare
Richard Blackburn ... Warden Davis
Holly Dennison ... Miss O'Brian
Herbert Johnson ... Houston's Servant

John Healy ... Construction Foreman
James Bearden ... Governor Nicholls (as Jim Bearden)
Chris Benson ... Plantation Overseer

Amanda Brugel ... Red Lantern Lady
Dick Callahan ... Bartender
Lynne Charnay ... Mrs - Hennessy

Brian Kaulback ... Man #1
Stan Coles ... Man #2
Dianne Crittenden ... Old woman (as Dianne Derfner)

Naomi Gaskin ... Dolores Johnson
Patrick Patterson ... Overweight Juror

Bryan Renfro ... Gap-Toothed Man
Nicholas Rice ... Bailiff
Stephanie Sams ... Girl
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Michael Anthony Lee ... Vigilante (uncredited)

Layton Morrison ... Thug (uncredited)
Ben Whiting ... Citizen with Mayor (uncredited)

Directed by
Nicholas Meyer 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Richard Gambino (book)

Timothy Prager (teleplay)

Produced by
Alan DiFiore .... co-producer
Mark Israel .... executive producer
Sue Jett .... producer
Gary Lucchesi .... executive producer
Tony Mark .... producer
Nicholas Pileggi .... executive producer
Gary A. Randall .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
John Altman 
 
Cinematography by
David Franco 
 
Film Editing by
Ronald Roose 
 
Casting by
Dianne Crittenden 
 
Production Design by
David Chapman 
 
Art Direction by
Mark Haack 
 
Costume Design by
Hope Hanafin 
 
Makeup Department
Paul R.J. Elliot .... key hair stylist
Paula Fleet .... assistant hair stylist
Mary Monforte .... assistant makeup artist
Jordan Samuel .... key makeup artist
 
Production Management
Tony Mark .... unit production manager
Mark L. Mitchell .... post-production supervisor
Roberta Pazdro .... unit production manager (as Roberta J. Pazdro)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
David Coombs .... first assistant director
David Coulter .... third assistant director
Sarah Jarvis .... dga trainee
David C. Malcolm .... trainee assistant director
Michael Tassie .... trainee assistant director
Laura Wood Fawcett .... second assistant director (as Laura Wood)
 
Art Department
Fiona Andrew .... key props
Cameron S. Brooke .... key scenic artist
Robert C. Brooke .... key scenic artist
Carlos Caneca .... prop buyer
Ken Clark .... lead set decorator: Toronto
Bob Clause .... head carpenter
Gerry Deschenes .... key props
Nick Fischer .... on-set dresser
Luke Gibson .... stand-by painter
Doug Graham .... dresser
Henry Ilola .... construction coordinator
Sean Kirby .... key set decorator
Candace Oberholtzer .... second assistant art director
Christophe Quillévéré .... art department apprentice
Victor 'Chikko' Quon .... scenic artist (as Victor Quon)
Steve Romolo .... assistant head carpenter
Dave Rosa .... scenic artist
Michael Shocrylas .... set designer
Edie Steiner .... third assistant art director
Dan Wladyka .... lead set decorator: Kingston
Michael Yerex .... buyer (as Mike Yerex)
 
Sound Department
David Bell .... cable puller (as David C. Bell)
Denis Bellingham .... boom operator
George Berndt .... adr editor
Andrew Bock .... assistant sound editor
Zane D. Bruce .... foley walker (as Zane Bruce)
Allen Hartz .... dialogue editor (as Alan Hartz)
David Lee .... sound mixer
Ryan Murphy .... sound recordist
Jeffrey Perkins .... supervising re-recording mixer
Dale W. Perry .... foley walker (as Dale Perry)
B. Tennyson Sebastian III .... sound re-recording mixer
Hamilton Sterling .... supervising sound editor
 
Special Effects by
Kaz Kobielski .... special effects supervisor
Martin Malivoire .... special effects coordinator
Peter Sissakis .... special effects assistant
Dean Stewart .... special effects assistant (uncredited)
Dean Stewart .... special effects office administrator (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Alec Bartsch .... digital artist: BFTRE
Casey Cannon .... visual effects producer: BFTRE
Nadine Casamayou .... assistant editor: BFTRE
Brent O. Coert .... production coordinator: BFTRE
Brian C. Davis .... digital artist: BFTRE
Hitoshi Inoue .... digital artist: BFTRE
Fred Lacayanga .... digital I/O coordinator: BFTRE
Travis Langley .... technical supervisor: BFTRE
Van Ling .... visual effects supervisor: BFTRE
Mark L. Mitchell .... visual effects supervisor
Josh Saeta .... digital artist: BFTRE
Debra Sanderson .... visual effects editor: BFTRE
Gunther Schatz .... digital artist: BFTRE
Kerry Shea .... production manager: BFTRE
Martha Soehendra .... digital artist: BFTRE
Derick Tortorella .... technical supervisor: BFTRE
James S. Trois .... model builder: BFTRE
Todd Vaziri .... lead digital artist: BFTRE
 
Stunts
Matt Birman .... stunts
Tom Bishop Jr. .... stunts
Tom Bishop Sr. .... stunts
Ermes Blarasin .... stunts
Eric Bryson .... stunts
Randy Butcher .... stunts
Peter Cox .... stunts
Robert Hannah .... stunts (as Bobby Hannah)
Jamie Jones .... stunts
Billy Linders .... stunts
Patrick Mark .... stunts
Cotton Mather .... stunts
Dwayne McLean .... stunts
Layton Morrison .... stunts
Valentin Nedialkov .... stunts (as Valentin B. Nedialkov)
Billy Oliver .... stunts
Rick Parker .... stunts
Ken Quinn .... stunts
Robert Racki .... stunts
Alison Reid .... stunt coordinator (as Allison Reid)
Bryan Renfro .... stunt coordinator
Bryan Renfro .... stunts
Paul Rutledge .... stunts
Moris Santia .... stunts (as Moris Maurizio Santia)
Todd Schroeder .... stunts
John Stoneham Jr. .... stunts
John Stoneham Sr. .... stunts
Tye Tyukodi .... stunts (as Anton 'Tye' Tyukodi)
Dave Van Zeyl .... stunts
Minor Mustain .... stunt coordinator (uncredited)
Edward A. Queffelec .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Craig Blankenhorn .... still photographer: Kingston
Bernie Branston .... electrician
Jean Courteau .... gaffer
Carolyn Cox .... second assistant camera
Mark Cyre .... first assistant camera
Rob Forbes .... grip
Richard Games .... camera department trainee
Darcy Gasparovic .... second assistant camera
Brian Gedge .... camera operator
Delroy P. Jarrett .... electrician (as Delroy Jarrett)
David Kellner .... best boy electric
Steve Klys .... grip
Jim MacCammon .... electrician (as J.N. MacCammon)
Mark Manchester .... key grip
Malcolm Nefsky .... best boy grip
Adam Pill .... grip
Rafy .... still photographer: Toronto
Herb Reischl Sr. .... generator operator (as Herbert Reischl)
Ron Renzetti .... dolly grip
Kirsta Teague .... second assistant camera
 
Casting Department
Ross Clydesdale .... casting: Toronto
Barbara Collins .... casting associate
Leigh French .... adr voice casting
Eleanor Lavender .... extras casting
Juli-Ann Kay .... casting associate (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Shannon Brown .... on-set wardrobe
Maureen Curtin .... on-set wardrobe
Isabel De Biasio .... key wardrobe (as Isabel DeBiaso)
Michele Harney .... on-set wardrobe
Ann Henshaw .... assistant costume designer
Jacqueline Steele .... on-set wardrobe
Joanne M. Sugg .... on-set wardrobe
 
Editorial Department
Skip Kimball .... telecine colorist
J. Michael Legat .... editorial assistant
Sandra Montiel .... additional editor
Matthew Shatz .... color timer
 
Music Department
Niall Acott .... music scoring engineer
Evyen Klean .... music supervisor
Gerard McCann .... music editor
Paul Schoenfield .... composer: songs "Sporting House Rag" and "Funeral March"
Brad Segal .... music editor
David Walter .... music scoring engineer
Mark Berrow .... musician: violin (uncredited)
Bruce White .... viola (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Ron Annabelle .... driver
Barry Barber .... driver
Ken Barbet .... head driver
Lori Ann Bellefontaine .... driver
Pat Brennan .... driver
Michael W. Brunt .... driver
Walter Di Bacco .... driver (as Walter di Bacco)
William F. Doyle .... driver
Jerry Furfaro .... driver
Gordon Ionson .... driver
Scott Irvine .... transportation security
Michael K. Jones .... driver
Dan Marjanovich .... driver
George Markos .... driver
Mickey McAllister .... driver
Stuart Mitchell .... transportation captain
Don Morley .... driver (as Donald B. Morley)
Joe Muscat .... driver
Kenny Pearce .... driver (as Ken Pearce)
Gerry Savoy .... driver (as Gerald Savoy)
Richard Savoy .... driver
Dave Staples .... transportation coordinator
John Staples .... driver
William L. Tataryn .... driver
 
Other crew
Virginia Alves .... accounting assistant
Kym Banks .... craft service
Anna Beben .... co-production coordinator: Toronto
John 'Frenchie' Berger .... gun wrangler (as 'Frenchie' Berger)
Coralie Brady .... location production assistant (as Coralie Nott Brady)
Derek Brady .... location manager
Nan Brown .... first assistant accountant
Christine Charbonneau .... craft service
Jane Conway .... dog wrangler
Mac Day .... marine coordinator
Karen de Montbrun .... production accountant (as Karen De Montbrun)
Charlotte Engel .... co-production coordinator: Kingston
JoAnne Fishburn .... assistant: Mr. Mark
Ron Gwynne .... assistant location manager: Kingston
Kimberly Killam .... payroll clerk (as Kim Killan)
David Korchok .... assistant location manager
Brandon Long .... location production assistant (as Brandon Lee Long)
Garry Maher .... production office assistant
Susan Marucci .... script supervisor
Sari Miettinen .... craft service
Sona Narsis .... craft service
Diane Pitblado .... dialect coach
Lionel Purcell .... horse wrangler (as Lionel R. Purcell)
Saira Qureshi-Wennekers .... production office assistant (as Saira Qureshi)
Brian Sanders .... production office assistant (as Bryan Sanders)
Francesca Schembri .... cultural consultant: Sicily
Francesca Schembri .... dialect coach
Michelle Schuster .... accounting clerk
Adrian Sheepers .... production coordinator
David Smukler .... dialect coach
Barb Sniderman .... assistant: Ms. Jet
Stefan Steen .... assistant: Mr. Meyer
Kelly Sundelin .... craft service
 
Thanks
Robert McMinn .... special thanks
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Rated R for scenes of brutal violence
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117 min
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A permanent stain on the reputation of New Orleans, 30 December 2012
Author: Ben Larson from Leesburg, FL

Theodore Roosevelt was contemptuous of races and nations he considered inferior. When a mob in New Orleans lynched a number of Italian immigrants, Roosevelt thought the United States should offer the Italian government some remuneration, but privately he wrote his sister that he thought the lynching was "rather a good thing" and told her he had said as much at a dinner with "various dago diplomats . . . all wrought up by the lynching."

This was the attitude of America in 1891. The New York Times on March 14, 1891, published an article describing the events in this film with the following headline: CHIEF HENNESSY AVENGED; ELEVEN OF HIS Italian ASSASSINS LYNCHED BY A MOB. The attitude of the whites in New Orleans can best be summed up by the comments from one businessman, "I would rather have a thousand Chinamen, than one Italian.

This information is critical to understanding the movie, the truth of which is well documented. It was not just African Americans that suffered lynching after the Civil War, many Italians suffered the same fate across the country, but mostly in the South.

Timothy Prager's script hewed very closely to Richard Gambino's book. The performances were outstanding, particularly Christopher Walken, Joaquim de Almeida, and Clancy Brown, in the short time he was on screen. Alessandro Colla and Megan McChesney provided a romantic distraction amid the chaos. This was their only screen roles, and they did very well.

I am grateful to Alan DiFiore, Mark Israe,Sue Jett,Gary Lucchesi,Tony Mark, Nicholas Pileggi, and Gary A. Randall for making this important film.

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