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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Michael Rooker ... Fritz Brown
Big Daddy Wayne ... Leotis McCarver

Jack Wallace ... Bud Myers

Will Sasso ... Fat Dog (as William Sasso)

Selma Blair ... Jane

Harold Gould ... Solly K

Brion James ... Cathcart

Kevin Corrigan ... Walter
Ron Barker ... Bartender
William Newman ... Augie

David Labiosa ... Henry Cruz

Al Rodrigo ... Sandoval
Lisa Koch ... Lulu

Barry Newman ... Jack Skolnick

Lee Weaver ... Wino

Kevin Jackson ... Mark Swirkal

Brad Dourif ... Edwards

Tobin Bell ... Stan the Man

Jack Conley ... Ralston

Rolando Molina ... Ernie (as Rolanda Molina)
Danny Mora ... Armando

Jennifer Coolidge ... Helen

John Prosky ... Larkin

Valerie Perrine ... Marguerita Hansen
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Christopher Meloni ... Sgt. Cavanaugh (uncredited)
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Directed by
Jason Freeland 
Writing credits
Jason Freeland (written by)

James Ellroy (novel "Brown's Requiem")

Produced by
Mark Ezralow .... executive producer (as Marc Ezralow)
Theodore J. Farnsworth .... executive producer (as Theodore J. Farnsworth III)
Kit Jennings .... associate producer
Scott J. Jones .... associate producer
Erik Kritzer .... associate producer
John McDonnell III .... executive producer (as John J. Mcdonnell III)
Matt Radecki .... associate producer
Michael Rooker .... associate producer
David Rubin .... producer (as David Scott Rubin)
Tim Youd .... producer
Original Music by
Cynthia Millar 
Cinematography by
Seo Mutarevic (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Toby Yates 
Casting by
Joseph Middleton 
Production Design by
Marc Rizzo 
Art Direction by
Mike Islas  (as Michael V. Islas)
Set Decoration by
Nick Ralbovsky  (as Nicholas Ralbovsky)
Costume Design by
Mimi Melgaard 
Makeup Department
Merc Arceneaux .... assistant makeup artist
Rob Burman .... prosthetic makeup artist
Rob Burman .... special makeup effects artist
Charlene Burris .... additional makeup artist
Cindy Dalvano .... key hair stylist (as Cindy Jean Dalvano)
Alejandra Motamed .... assistant makeup artist
Shirra .... key makeup
Production Management
Teresa Kelly .... post-production supervisor
Mark B. Lasser .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
George Bamber .... first assistant director
Robin Sheldon Jorden .... second assistant director
Romano Paoletti .... second second assistant director
Art Department
Sandy Adams .... additional set dresser
Luis A. Arevalos .... swing
Sergio Arevalos .... leadman
Sundai Brown .... assistant set dresser
Liba Daniels .... on-set dresser
Mehrnaz Ghappari .... assistant art director
Janette E. Kim .... art department research
Raf Lydon .... assistant property master
Guillermo Raya .... swing
Michelle Spears .... property master
Sound Department
Pembrooke Andrews .... dialogue assistant
Jason Berlin .... additional boom operator
Levon Broussalian .... manager of sound services
Paul Curtis .... dialogue editor
Andrew DeCristofaro .... supervising sound editor
Marshall Garlington .... sound re-recording mixer
Laura Kamper .... sound effects editor (as Laura Pratt)
Laura Kamper .... sound re-recording assistant (as Laura Pratt)
Michael Kamper .... sound effects editor
Shawn Kennelly .... adr recordist
B.J. Lehn .... sound mixer
Jim Machowski .... additional sound mixer (as James Machowski)
Robert P. Matthews Jr. .... additional boom operator
Juan Peralta .... sound re-recording assistant
Andy Potvin .... stereo consultant: Dolby
Lisa Ramirez .... manager of sound services
Joan Rowe .... foley artist
Sean Rowe .... foley artist
Vincent Schelly .... boom operator (as Vincent Jay Schelly)
Ann Scibelli .... supervising sound effects editor
Dan Scolnik .... dialogue assistant
John C. Stuver .... dialogue editor
Ken Teaney .... sound re-recording mixer
Eric Thompson .... adr mixer
Eric Thompson .... foley mixer
Tim Walston .... sound effects editor (as Timothy Walston)
Elisabeth Flaum .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
Special Effects by
David Waine .... special effects coordinator: Ultimate Effects
Visual Effects by
Christopher Dusendschon .... in-show optical compositor: THDX (uncredited)
Kurt Bryant .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Nathan Berggren .... additional second assistant camera (as Nate Berggren)
Andrew Bikichky .... second assistant camera
Erik Capek .... key grip
Chad Cohlmia .... grip
Nicole Commons .... electrician
Roy Gastelum .... grip (as Roy 'The Man' Gastelum)
Robert McKay .... best boy electric
Michael McPherron .... electrician
Romaine Orthwein .... unit still photographer
Paul Postal .... gaffer
David Sammons .... first assistant camera (as David Matthew Sammons)
Jamie Scott .... best boy grip (as Jamie 'Harley' Scott)
Lee T. Spencer .... electrician (as Lee Spencer)
Chuckie Travers .... best boy grip (as Chucky Travers)
Mark Razzle Walden .... dolly grip (as Mark 'Razz' Walden)
Gary Webster .... additional second assistant camera
Casting Department
Ed Cook .... voice casting (as Ed)
Linda O. Cook .... voice casting (as Linda Cook)
Michelle Morris .... casting associate
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Ruth Allegra Pena .... costume supervisor (as Ruth Allegra Peña)
Editorial Department
Bob La Rossa .... color timer (as Robert La Rossa)
Bryan Lamoureux .... assistant editor
Music Department
Michael Baber .... music editor
Julian Bratolyubov .... music preparation
Nathan Kaproff .... orchestra manager
Greg Longstreet .... music consultant
Kim Naves .... music editor
Todd Rosenberg .... music supervisor
Ren Stewart .... music editor (as Jennifer 'Jiffy' Blank)
Dan Wallin .... music recordist
Transportation Department
James Baker .... driver
John W. Barbee .... transportation coordinator
William Berumen .... driver
Al Burton .... transportation captain
Roger Byrd .... driver
Gene Callahan .... driver
Ken Day .... driver: camera car
Ralph 'Brad' Draper .... driver: honeywagon (as Ralph B. Draper)
Richard Goff .... driver
Carl E. Maultsby .... driver
Nico .... driver
Bryan Oliver .... driver
Carlos M. Serrano .... driver
Keven Simmons .... driver (as Keven H. Simmons)
Michael Jon Sparks .... driver
Michael D. Speedie .... driver
Sutherland Stewart .... driver
Jimmie K. Turner .... transportation co-captain
Other crew
Amy Agzarian .... production accountant (as Amy C. Agzarian)
Jason Bagby .... set production assistant
John Baldwin .... animal trainer
Gary Bechtel .... assistant location manager
Rob Bloch .... animal trainer
Mike Brosius .... office production assistant
Darin Burt .... location manager
Richard E. Chapla Jr. .... production coordinator
Michael Coffin .... assistant production accountant
Terri Dillistin .... animal trainer
Gabi Endicott .... script supervisor
Elisa Evans .... assistant: Mr. Freeland (as Lisa Evans)
Rick Firkins .... location catering: All Star Motion Picture Catering
Jay Gallant .... office production assistant
Janice Gantenbein .... animal trainer
Stephanie Herrera .... set production assistant (as Stephanie M. Herrera)
Rosalind M. Kemp .... feng shui master
Frederick T. King Jr. .... office production assistant
Philip Lester .... assistant production coordinator
Kristin G. Loheed .... set production assistant
Marisa Lucchesi .... assistant: Mr. Rooker
Casey Martin .... craft service
Marguerite Martins .... assistant: Mr. Rubin
Alvin Mears .... animal trainer
Patrick Mignano .... location manager
Jodie B. Myers .... office production assistant
Kyle Oliver .... assistant location manager (as Kyle 'Snappy' Oliver)
Rose Ordile .... animal trainer
Joe Roddey .... set production assistant
Woody Schultz .... set production assistant
Michael Shukausky .... office production assistant
Shawn Stevens .... craft service
Sara Weeks .... location assistant
Gaby Rizeanu .... script supervisor (uncredited)
Chuck Speed .... production legal (uncredited)
Mike Tristano .... weapons handler (uncredited)
Elmer Bernstein .... special thanks
Greg Bernstein .... special thanks (as Greg S. Bernstein)
Valerie Brosset .... thanks (as Valerie Brossett)
Matthew Cohen .... thanks
Maureen Duffy .... thanks
Ben Freeland .... special thanks
Beverly Freeland .... special thanks
Charles Freeland .... special thanks (as Charles)
Renee Galka .... thanks
Jay Joyce .... thanks
Harry Klaff .... special thanks
Gregory J. Lanesey .... thanks (as Gregory Lanesey)
Travis Mann .... thanks
Jack McDonnell .... special thanks
Todd Oldham .... thanks
Morgan H. Rector .... thanks (as Morgan Rector)
Chuck Speed .... thanks
Darrin Trattner .... thanks
Paul Youd .... special thanks (as Paul)
Sheila Youd .... special thanks
Evan Zucker .... special thanks
Crew verified as complete

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Rated R for violence, nudity and language
104 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Australia:MA (cable rating) | Canada:18A (Canadian Home Video rating) | Iceland:16 | USA:R

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12 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
Excellent, underrated, modern noir, 26 April 2001
Author: Harun Musho'd from London, England

I am amazed that, given the reviews of the film (all apart from two rate the film highly), how this film managed to score so poorly. Indeed, I think it's a huge shame that it didn't get a better cinema release in this country. I only saw it on video.

I thought it was excellent thriller in the noir tradition. There are three standout elements. First, the plot and feel of the film. These are faithful to James Ellroy's book, more so than in the case of LA Confidential. I was amazed how much of the detailed plot was included (and believe me Ellroy plots are detailed!) Secondly, Cynthia Millar's haunting piano score was probably largely responsible for my second viewing of the film. Thirdly, Michael Rooker's performance. I had only ever remembered him as the villain in Sea of Love, a part he played well but not outstandingly. Here, though, his hangdog expression served him excellently. He is a modern Robert Mitchum, born to play noir leads. Actually he's better, Mitchum was too smooth.

Highly recommended. Go see it and give it more deserving marks on the board than it has at the moment. I haven't mentioned Jason Freedland's contribution, but I hope to see more from this talented director, given his superb first attempt.

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