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The Limey -- An extremely volatile and dangerous Englishman goes to Los Angeles to find the man he considers responsible for his daughter's death.

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Director:
Writer (WGA):
Lem Dobbs (written by)
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Release Date:
4 August 1999 (France) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Vengeance knows no boundaries. See more »
Plot:
An extremely volatile and dangerous Englishman goes to Los Angeles to find the man he considers responsible for his daughter's death. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
2 wins & 8 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
A truly rewarding movie for the patient viewer. See more (236 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Terence Stamp ... Wilson

Lesley Ann Warren ... Elaine

Luis Guzmán ... Eduardo Roel (as Luis Guzman)

Barry Newman ... Jim Avery

Joe Dallesandro ... Uncle John (as Joe Dallessandro)

Nicky Katt ... Stacy the Hitman

Peter Fonda ... Terry Valentine

Amelia Heinle ... Adhara

Melissa George ... Jennifer 'Jenny' Wilson

William Lucking ... Warehouse Foreman

Matthew Kimbrough ... Tom Johannson

John Robotham ... Rick (Valentine's Bodyguard)

Steve Heinze ... Larry (Valentine's Bodyguard)

Nancy Lenehan ... Lady on Plane

Wayne Pére ... Pool Hall Creep (as Wayne Péré)

John Cothran ... DEA Guy (as John Cothran Jr.)

Ousaun Elam ... DEA Guy (as Ousan Elam)
Dwayne McGee ... DEA Guy
Brian Bennet ... DEA Guy

Allan Graf ... Gordon (Valentine's Head Bodyguard)

Carl Ciarfalio ... Warehouse Thug (as Carl Ciarflio)
George Marshall Ruge ... Warehouse Thug (as George Ruge)
Lincoln Simonds ... Warehouse Thug
Rainbow Borden ... Warehouse Sweeper
Michaela Gallo ... Young Jennifer

Jose Perez ... Teen Gun Dealer

Alex Perez ... Teen Gun Dealer

Brandon Keener ... Excited Guy
Jim Jenkins ... Party Guy
Mark Gerschwin ... Party Guy #2

Johnny Sanchez ... Valet

Brooke Marie Bridges ... Child Actress

Randy Lowell ... Director
Eva Rodriguez ... Ed's Sister
James Earl Olmedo ... Ed's Nephew
Jamie Lin Olmedo ... Ed's Niece

Clement Blake ... Pool Hall Bartender (as Clement E. Blake)
Tom Pardoe ... Party Bartender
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Ann-Margret ... Terry Valentine's Ex-Wife (scenes deleted)

George Clooney ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Bill Duke ... Head DEA Agent (uncredited)
Deirdre O'Brien ... Party Girl (uncredited)
David Ward ... Edward Ford (Cab Driver) (uncredited)
Carol White ... Wilson's Wife (archive footage) (uncredited)

Directed by
Steven Soderbergh 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Lem Dobbs (written by)

Produced by
John Hardy .... producer
Scott Kramer .... producer
 
Original Music by
Cliff Martinez 
 
Cinematography by
Edward Lachman  (as Ed Lachman)
 
Film Editing by
Sarah Flack 
 
Casting by
Debra Zane 
 
Production Design by
Gary Frutkoff 
 
Set Decoration by
Kathryn Peters 
 
Costume Design by
Louise Frogley 
 
Makeup Department
Ken Chase .... makeup artist
Bonnie Clevering .... key hair stylist
Raqueli Dahan .... makeup artist
Deborah Mills-Whitlock .... hair stylist
Waldo Sanchez .... hair stylist
Rick Sharp .... key makeup artist
 
Production Management
Frederic W. Brost .... unit production manager (as Fred Brost)
Pat Chapman .... unit production manager
Caitlin Maloney .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Lisa J. Bloch .... second second assistant director (as Lisa Bloch)
Vincent G. Gonzales .... additional second assistant director (as Vincent Gonzales)
David Hallinan .... second assistant director (as Dave Hallinan)
Gregory Jacobs .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Peter Bankins .... property master
Andrea Brody .... art department assistant
Jon J. Bush .... set dresser (as Jon Bush)
David Elton .... on-set dresser
Harry Frierson .... set dresser
Kris Fuller .... set dresser
Christine Hughen .... shopper
Blair Huizingh .... art department coordinator
Michael Koellner .... set dresser
Alberto Christiano Lombardo .... assistant property master (as Alberto Lombardo)
R. Patrick McGee .... set dresser
Chris Patterson .... on-set dresser (as Chris T. Patterson)
David C. Potter .... lead man
Stuart Rankine .... propmaster: additional photography
Scott Shordon .... stand-by painter (as Scott P. Shordon)
Troy Myers .... leadman (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
David Betancourt .... foley mixer
Larry Blake .... sound re-recording mixer
Larry Blake .... supervising sound editor
Carrie Cashman .... foley recordist
Mike Chock .... sound editor (as Michael Chock)
Perry Dodgson .... boom operator
Ezra Dweck .... sound editor
Dawn Fintor .... foley artist
Eric Flickinger .... sound re-recordist: Vine Street
Tom Fox .... utility sound
Aaron Glascock .... all-purpose sound editor
James Morioka .... assistant sound editor
John Pospisil .... sound editor
Melissa Sherwood Hofmann .... sound re-recording mixer (as Melissa S. Hofmann)
Alicia Stevenson .... foley artist
Patrick Stoltz .... sound re-recording engineer: Vine Street (as Pat Stoltz)
Marvin Walowitz .... sound editor
James E. Webb .... production sound mixer (as Jim Webb)
Jon Vogl .... foley recordist (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Scott Garcia .... special effects assistant
Kevin Hannigan .... special effects coordinator
Eric Rylander .... special effects foreman
 
Visual Effects by
Scott Dougherty .... visual effects producer: Cinesite (uncredited)
Vincent Lavares .... digital asset manager (uncredited)
Tiffany Smith .... visual effects production coordinator: Cinesite (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Christie Hayes .... stunt double: Melissa George
Eddie Matthews .... stunts (as Ed Matthews)
Noon Orsatti .... stunts
Jeff Ramsey .... stunts
John Robotham .... stunt coordinator
Jason Rodriguez .... stunts
Kerry Rossall .... stunts
Peter Stader .... stunts
Brian J. Williams .... stunt double: Barry Newman (as Brian Williams)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Craig Aines .... rigging grip
Gary Brostrom .... key rigging grip (as Gary A. Brostrom)
Kevin Brown .... electrician
Charles John Bukey .... key grip
Russell Caldwell .... best boy electric
Robert Clancey .... rigging grip
Thomas Currna .... grip
Ray De La Motte .... camera operator (as Ray de la Motte)
Stacy De La Motte .... camera loader (as Stacy de la Motte)
John W. DeBlau .... gaffer (as John DeBlau)
Julian Del Valle .... light balloon technician
Gary Dunham .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Frank Endewardt .... electrician
Tammy Fouts .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Mike Hall .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Keith Hartley .... rigging electrician
Richard Hartley .... rigging gaffer
Roman Jakobi .... electrician
Eric Lopez .... electrician
Bob Marshak .... still photographer
Daisuke Dice Miyake .... grip (as Daisuke 'Dice' Miyake)
Robert W. Morgenroth .... video supervisor (as Bob Morgenroth)
Lionel T. Portugal Sr. .... grip (as Lionel Portugal Sr.)
Reginald Powell .... electrician (as Reg Powell)
Jonathon E. Salzman .... electrician (as Jon Salzman)
Katie Santore .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Paul Threlkeld .... dolly grip
Dave Tutokey .... rigging best boy
Marta Weiss .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Paul David Williams .... best boy grip (as Paul Williams)
Dylan Rush .... set lighting (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Rich King .... extras casting
Terri Taylor .... casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Suzanne Cranfill .... set costumer
Robert Gmuer .... costumer
Joyce Kogut .... costume supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Carol A. Ellison Fleming .... first assistant editor (as Carol Ellison Fleming)
Angie Luckey .... assistant editor
Colin J. O'Hara .... post-production assistant
Dana Ross .... color timer
Anne Sawyer .... second assistant editor
 
Music Department
Buck Damon .... music consultant
David Piltch .... musician: bass
Reed Ruddy .... music recordist: strings, Studio X/Seattle
Amanda Scheer-Demme .... music supervisor
Jack Smalley .... conductor: strings
Jack Smalley .... music arranger: strings
Leanne Ungar .... music mixer
Leanne Ungar .... music recordist
Michael Glenn Williams .... musician: piano (as Michael Williams)
 
Transportation Department
Rich Bennetti .... picture car coordinator (as Richard Bennetti)
Loren Bess .... driver
Jon Carpenter .... transportation coordinator
Gary Cheek .... driver
Emil Gergov .... driver
David Glavin .... driver (as Dave Glavin)
Diane Glavin .... driver
Leon Glavin .... driver
David W. Goodman .... driver
Shane Greedy .... transportation captain (as Shane S. Greedy)
Jeff Lira .... driver
Brita McCollough .... driver
Douglas Miller .... driver (as Douglas G. Miller)
John Quittner .... driver
Chance Robertson .... driver
Chip Robinson .... driver
Albert C. Rusk .... driver (as Albert C. Rusk Jr.)
Bruce Shanahan .... driver
J. Armin Garza II .... driver: camera car (uncredited)
Joseph E. Jones .... driver (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Newell Alexander .... adr loop group
Cassandra Barbour .... footage clearances provider: Entertainment Clearances
Allan Bragg .... stand-in: Terence Stamp
Laure Brost .... accounting assistant
Mitch Carter .... adr loop group
Brett Cody .... video coordinator
David Conley .... production office coordinator
David Cowgill .... adr loop group
Phylis Decker .... assistant location manager: Monterey (as Phyllis Decker)
Quinn Donoghue .... unit publicist
Charles Drake .... craft service
Ike Eisenmann .... adr loop group (as Iake Eissinmann)
Elisa Gabrielli .... adr loop group
Kelli Gillam .... payroll accountant
Jane E. Graves .... assistant location manager
Ronald E. Hairston .... craft service (as Ronald Hairston)
John Hillman .... assistant accountant
Allissa Juillet .... production office assistant: Monterey
Cheryl Kurk .... production accountant
Michael LaCorte .... set production assistant
Ken Lavet .... location manager (as Kenneth D. Lavet)
Luisa Leschin .... adr loop group
Keri Littledeer .... first aid
Caitlin Maloney .... assistant: Mr. Soderbergh, Mr. Hardy and Mr. Kramer
Antoine Mascaro .... caterer
Edie Mirman .... adr loop group
Lauren Moore .... stand-in
Colin J. O'Hara .... production secretary
Ferguson Reid .... first aid
Nancy Reid .... assistant production coordinator
David Sabee .... contractor: strings
Laura Sevier .... footage clearances provider: Entertainment Clearances
Lynn Struiksma .... set production assistant
Annie Welles .... script supervisor
Claudette Wells .... adr loop group
Julie Adams .... dialect coach: Terence Stamp (uncredited)
Michelle Gold .... on-set production assistant (uncredited)
Lauren Moore .... photo double (uncredited)
Timothy Scott Ralston .... studio projectionist (uncredited)
Cathy Ziehl .... studio assistant (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Ken Loach .... special thanks
 
Crew verified as complete


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MPAA:
Rated R for violence and language
Runtime:
89 min
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Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
During filming, Steven Soderbergh was unsure exactly which scenes from Poor Cow (1967) he wanted to use. So he asked Warner Bros. for permission to use the entire film so that he could choose the scenes later. But Warner Bros. refused. Soderbergh told the head of Warner Bros. that he would never make a film for him again. The executive relented and allowed Soderbergh to use any scenes from the film that he wished.See more »
Quotes:
Wilson:Can't be too careful nowadays, y'know? Lot of "tea leaves" about, know what I mean?
Warehouse Foreman:Excuse me?
Wilson:Tea leaves... thieves.
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64 out of 71 people found the following review useful.
A truly rewarding movie for the patient viewer., 24 November 2000
Author: perper from Stockholm, Sweden

Low-key thriller/drama about an ex-con seeking revenge on the man that caused his daughters death. That's the surface of this very interesting and fascinating movie from director Soederbergh. There's more than meets the eye, and the patient viewer will be highly rewarded.

This is, in my point of view, a film about all our efforts to review our own lives - i.e. trying to make memories of our past fit in with the reality of today. To try to understand all sides of an event between two people; how actions we take, and decisions we make, makes a difference in the long run in our lives.

Wonderfully directed and edited, this movie is really alive, and shines with various tricks and treats of pure movie magic. The score is perfect, and the acting is great (Stamp in the lead is amazing). The way the film makers intertwine dialogue and voice over is fascinating, and reminds me of the films by French movie makers in the sixties (the French "New Wave").

Obviously not in everyone's taste since this movie is quite demanding in attention and pace, this is still one of the best films ever from director Soederbergh. Rating: 9/10.

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