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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Brent Roam ... Concierge

Shawn Woods ... Larson
Christopher Bersh ... Thug in Black

Kiefer Sutherland ... Arthur Banks

Rachel Ticotin ... Dora

Beth Grant ... Lou
Zach Chapman ... Officer

Jamey Sheridan ... Agent George Scanlon

Leslie Stefanson ... Agent Donna Marbury

Melora Walters ... Bennie Harper

Buddy Quaid ... Gas Station Attendant

Keith Diamond ... Agent Robinson

Bill Sage ... Agent Davis
Aliza Waksal ... Agent McCoy
Alan Gelfant ... Byron Sadowski

Alex Black ... Young Boy

Jonathan Nichols ... Ernesto Zapata
Jim Jenkins ... Anchorman
Sibila Vargas ... Mexican News Reporter
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Gloria Alexandra ... Maria Lopez (uncredited)

Donald Sage Mackay ... Officer Michaels (uncredited)

Directed by
Richard Greenberg 
Writing credits
Richard Greenberg (written by) (as Rich Greenberg) &
Wally Nichols (written by)

Produced by
Ed Cathell III .... co-producer
Michael Greenberg .... executive producer
Graham King .... executive producer
Andreas Klein .... executive producer
Andrew J. Neale .... associate producer
Meg Ryan .... producer
Nina R. Sadowsky .... producer
Richard Treibick .... executive producer
David Yudain .... producer
Original Music by
Richard Marvin 
Cinematography by
John Newby 
Film Editing by
Andy Blumenthal 
Casting by
Steve Brooksbank 
Production Design by
Marc Fisichella 
Set Decoration by
Jon Danniells 
Costume Design by
Alexis Scott 
Makeup Department
Martina Kohl .... key makeup artist
Production Management
Stephen Eckelberry .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Mark Avery .... second assistant director: second unit
Peter Thorell .... second assistant director
Art Department
Treven Bedwell .... lead man
Jared Fleury .... property master
Jennifer Fleury .... assistant property master
Erich W. Schultz .... construction coordinator
Marc Siegel .... art department coordinator
Eric Steinway .... set dresser
Sound Department
Bryan M. Cahill .... boom operator
Matthew T. Duncan .... sound recordist
C. Reed Hart .... sound effects editor
John Humber .... second boom operator
John Humber .... utility sound
Peggy McAffee .... sound effects editor
Mack Melson .... sound mixer
Jon Mete .... dialogue editor
Cameron Steenhagen .... dialogue editor
Special Effects by
Wayne Beauchamp .... special effects coordinator
Lou Simon .... stunt coordinator
Gloria Alexandra .... stunt actor (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Katie Boyum .... camera loader
Lance Dickinson .... chief lighting technician
Harry Hope .... key rigging grip
Aldo Porras Jr. .... assistant camera
Charles M. Smallwood .... key grip
Christopher Tufty .... director of photography: second unit
Casting Department
Charlie Messenger .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Nicole Capasso .... costume supervisor
Editorial Department
Lorinda Donovan .... assistant editor
Tricia Fass .... assistant editor
Location Management
Rick Poyner .... key assistant location manager
Music Department
Joe Belliotti .... music supervisor
Jeff Rabhan .... music supervisor
Transportation Department
J. Armin Garza II .... driver: camera car
Greagrey Waldrop .... transportation coordinator (as Greag Waldrop)
Other crew
Mary Jasionowski .... production accountant
John L. Long .... production assistant
Ella Marcus .... craft service
Mindy Miller .... stand-in: Ms. Walters
William Ostroff .... production assistant
Monika Petrillo .... script supervisor (as Monika von Manteuffel)

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Rated R for language, and some sexuality and violence
88 min | Argentina:91 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Argentina:16 | Australia:M | Germany:12 | Netherlands:16 | Portugal:M/12 | Singapore:M18 | Spain:13 (video premiere) | USA:R (certificate #37719)

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Will Patton was originally going to play the lead.See more »
Crew or equipment visible: When Banks and Harper get off of the red van, the reflection of the crew is visible.See more »
Arthur Banks:[to Bennie] Meet my in the bar, here, in a half an hour.
Bennie Harper:Banks, can I ask you a question?
Arthur Banks:Yeah...
Bennie Harper:Is there anything you like about me?
Arthur Banks:No, not really.
Bennie Harper:And you wouldn't have told me if there was, right?
Arthur Banks:No, especially since you asked. Don't be detained.
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18 out of 25 people found the following review useful.
quite good, 3 April 2002
Author: Jonas Kyratzes from Greece

The only reason I wanted to watch this movie was Kiefer Sutherland. He had greatly impressed me with his brilliant performance in Dark City, and I wanted to see more. As it turned out, the entire movie was pretty good. The story is not too original, but it's got plenty of twists and a very interesting main character. The acting is very good, especially Sutherland's. The movie is well-directed and not boring at all. the music is good, too. Recommended.

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