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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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Writer (WGA):
Lem Dobbs (written by)
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Release Date:
4 August 1999 (France) See more »
Vengeance knows no boundaries. See more »
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 »
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  (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
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)
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)
Ken Loach .... special thanks
Crew verified as complete

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Rated R for violence and language
89 min
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Did You Know?

Wilson calls Roel "Fangio" during the car chase. Juan Manuel Fangio was a five-time Formula One World Champion in the 1950s.See more »
Wilson:Bide your time and everything becomes clear, and you can act accordingly.See more »
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55 out of 63 people found the following review useful.
Artistic and simple, 21 July 2004
Author: FilmOtaku ( from Milwaukee, WI

The `revenge story' is a pretty overdone plot device, so when a film comes along that employs this theme and still remains fresh and compelling, it is safe to say that is a truly good film. Steven Soderbergh's `The Limey' is able to do just that. In `The Limey', Terrence Stamp plays Wilson, a career criminal who, upon being released from prison in England, finds out that his estranged daughter has died (or perhaps been murdered) in Los Angeles. Wilson's mission is to find out what happened to her, and prescribe his own brand of justice on the man behind her death.

Soderbergh's direction in `The Limey' is superb. While I enjoy and admire most of his filmography, I was so enamored with his second film, the barely-seen, highly acclaimed `Kafka' for its originality, its daring style and intellectual feel, that films like `Oceans Eleven' and `Erin Brockovich', while quite good, didn't reflect what I felt was to be his true maverick style. Seeing `The Limey', made before `Erin Brockovich' and shortly a couple of years after `Kafka', I was happy to see that he kind of held on to that spirit (for lack of a better expression) for one more film before producing more commercial fare. `The Limey' is told in a very non-linear style, and not even as clearly delineated as say, `Pulp Fiction' was; rather it is flashbacks and real-time events expressed by fluttering scenes and an almost wispy presentation. Soderbergh also employs scenes from one of Terrence Stamp's films from the 1960's for some flashbacks, a thoroughly brilliant and creative tactic.

Terrence Stamp certainly deserves mention for his performance as Wilson. Whether seeing him as General Zod in `Superman II' or as the drag queen Bernadette in `The Adventures of Priscilla Queen of the Desert' he is a true badass. Watching him chase after Peter Fonda in `The Limey' was like watching a reincarnation of Yul Brunner in `Westworld'; he just never let up. Anyone who would get in his way were pretty much toast, but it was all so coldly done that it was almost clinical – just by the hard and distant expression on Wilson's face you know that all of these people were incidental and he wouldn't receive any pleasure until he comes face to face with his nemesis; and even then, it's possibly more of a duty than a pleasure.

Check out this film – you won't regret it. However, if you're expecting a film with the same kind of commercial tone as say, `Oceans Eleven' you may be in for a surprise, albeit, in this viewer's opinion, a pleasant one.


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