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In the Cut -- A New York writing professor, Frannie Avery (Ryan), has an erotic affair with a police detective (Ruffalo) investigating a murder in her neighborhood of a beautiful young woman...

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Director:
Writers:
Jane Campion (screenplay) &
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Release Date:
31 October 2003 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
Everything you know about desire is dead wrong.
Plot:
New York City writing professor, Frannie Avery, has an affair with a police detective, who is investigating the murder of a beautiful young woman in her neighborhood. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
1 win & 2 nominations See more »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Jennifer Jason Leigh ... Pauline

Meg Ryan ... Frannie Avery
Michael Nuccio ... Frannie's Young Father (as Micheal Nuccio)
Allison Nega ... Young Father's Fiancee (as Alison Nega)
Dominick Aries ... Attentive Husband
Susan Gardner ... Perfect Wife

Sharrieff Pugh ... Cornelius Webb

Nick Damici ... Detective Ritchie Rodriguez

Heather Litteer ... Angela Sands
Daniel T. Booth ... Luther Wilker Red Turtle Bartender

Yaani King Mondschein ... Frannie's Student (as Yaani King)

Frank Harts ... Frannie's Student

Sebastian Sozzi ... Frannie's Student

Zach Wegner ... Frannie's Student (as Zack Wegner)

Mark Ruffalo ... Detective Giovanni A. Malloy

Patrice O'Neal ... Hector (Baby Doll Bouncer)

Funda Duval ... Baby Doll Bartender (as Funda Duyal)
Theo Kogan ... Baby Doll Bartender
Sandy Vital ... Baby Doll Dancer
Sharon Riggins ... Baby Doll Dancer
Karen Riggins ... Baby Doll Dancer

Nancy La Scala ... Baby Doll Dancer

Ami Goodheart ... Baby Doll Dancer
Panicker Upendran ... Taxi Driver (as Upendran Panicker)
Kendra Zimmerman ... Cafe Waitress

Michelle Hurst ... Teacher at Frannie's School

Sunrise Coigney ... Frannie's Young Mother
Hal Sherman ... Forensic Detective
Dana Lubotsky ... Laundry Room Murder Witness

Jacinto Taras Riddick ... Detective in Precinct

Arthur J. Nascarella ... Captain Crosley (as Arthur Nascarella)
James Firo ... Detective Halloran
Cordell Clyde ... Informer
Tim House ... Baby Doll Bar Customer
Julius LeFlore ... Cursing Motorist (as Julius Le Flore)
Vinny Vella ... Concerned Bystander (as Vinny Vella Sr.)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Kevin Bacon ... John Graham (uncredited)
Skippy D ... Business Owner (uncredited)

Michelle DiBenedetti ... Street Walker (uncredited)

Angela Frye ... Bride in Subway (uncredited)
Sein Gay ... Patron #1 (uncredited)

Chad Gilkison ... Gay Punk (uncredited)
Michael Ienna ... Larry (uncredited)

Lou Martini Jr. ... Sleazy Bar Patron (uncredited)
Max Maxy ... Coffee Clerk (uncredited)

Susan Trishel Monson ... Subway Rider (uncredited)

Macc Plaise ... Patron (uncredited)

Nicole Spruill ... Girl at Bar (uncredited)

Directed by
Jane Campion 
 
Writing credits
Jane Campion (screenplay) &
Susanna Moore (screenplay)

Susanna Moore (novel)

Stavros Kazantzidis  additional writer

Produced by
Ray Angelic .... associate producer
Effie Brown .... executive producer (as Effie T. Brown)
François Ivernel .... executive producer
Nicole Kidman .... producer
Laurie Parker .... producer
 
Original Music by
Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson 
 
Cinematography by
Dion Beebe 
 
Film Editing by
Alexandre de Franceschi  (as Alexandre De Franceschi)
 
Casting by
Kerry Barden 
Mark Bennett 
Billy Hopkins 
Suzanne Smith 
 
Production Design by
David Brisbin 
 
Art Direction by
David Stein 
 
Set Decoration by
Andrew Baseman 
 
Costume Design by
Beatrix Aruna Pasztor 
 
Makeup Department
Rose Chatterton .... assistant hair stylist
Lori Guidroz .... hair department head
Neal Martz .... key makeup artist
Neal Martz .... special makeup effects artist
Sacred Schneidmiller .... special makeup effects artist
Noriko Watanabe .... makeup designer
 
Production Management
Joane Baptiste .... assistant production manager
Gordon MacPhail .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Timothy Bird .... first assistant director
Heather Grierson .... second second assistant director
Laurie Parker .... second unit director
Peter Thorell .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
James J. Archer .... set dresser (as Jimmy Archer)
Robert Barnett .... camera scenic artist
Stephen Barth .... journeyman scenic (as Steve Barth)
Nils Benson .... graphic designer
James Boniece .... construction grip
Daniel Boxer .... property master (as Dan Boxer)
Eric Bryant .... art department assistant
Frances Catalano .... best boy construction grip (as Francis L. Catalano)
Joan Finley .... set dresser (as Joan Finlay)
Gerard Fiore .... construction grip (as Gerard J. Fiore)
Brian Friedman .... art intern
Steven Gamiello .... set dresser (as Steve Gamiello)
Jonathan Graham .... key construction grip
James Hoff .... journeyman scenic
Tim Jackson .... greens person
Miguel Jimenez .... stage construction electrician
Roberto Jiménez .... key construction electric (as Roberto Jimenez)
Dierdre Kane .... assistant property master
Lisa Kennedy .... journeyman scenic
Ricky King .... construction production assistant (as Rick King)
Gordon Krause .... key shop craftsman
Rob Landoll .... scenic shop person
Loren Levy .... set dresser
Jim Lillis .... set dresser
Elizabeth Linn .... charge scenic
James Maiello .... shop craftsman (as James A. Maiello)
Addy McClelland .... art department coordinator
Rebecca Meis DeMarco .... shopper (as Becca De Marco)
Nick Miller .... construction coordinator
Don Nace .... scenic foreman (as Don 'Happy' Nace)
Dana Neuwirth .... on-set dresser
Michael O'Dell Green .... journeyman scenic (as Michael Green)
Morgan Pitts .... assistant property master
Mike Platarote Jr. .... set dresser
James Sadek .... shop craftsman foreman
Amy Safhay .... head greensman
Elliot Schimel .... construction production assistant (as Elliot Schimmel)
Elaine Schindler .... journeyman scenic
Klaus Schreiber .... construction grip
Beth Solin .... journeyman scenic
Bruce Swanson .... set dresser
Dick Tice .... lead man
Ray Tintori .... art intern
Andrew M. Velechenko .... shop craftsman (as Andrew Velenchenko)
Inbal Weinberg .... art intern
 
Sound Department
Brian Basham .... adr recordist
Ron Bedrosian .... adr mixer
Nick Breslin .... dialogue editor
Benjamin Cheah .... sound effects recordist
Bruce Emery .... dolby consultant
Jeanne Gilliland .... additional boom operator
Dino Herrmann .... sound recordist
Ken Ishii .... production sound mixer
Michael McMenomy .... sound department intern
Peter Miller .... sound designer
Linda Murdoch .... dialogue editor
Martin Oswin .... re-recording mixer
Andrew Plain .... sound supervisor
Jeff Pullman .... additional boom operator
Schavaria Reeves .... boom operator
Blair Slater .... foley supervisor
Mario Vaccaro .... foley artist
Mark Ward .... sound effects editor
Andy Wright .... assistant re-recording mixer
Marc Hayes .... adr recordist (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Drew Jiritano .... special effects supervisor
Neil Ruddy .... special effects technician
 
Visual Effects by
Andy Brown .... visual effects supervisor
Jonathan Dixon .... digital liaison
Sarah Dowland .... visual effects producer
Rebecca Dunn .... digital compositor
Ben Malter .... digital artist
Murray Pope .... visual effects executive producer
Dane Rapaport .... systems administrator
Robert Sandeman .... digital effects supervisor
Anthos Simon .... digital effects producer
Robert Sullivan .... video operations supervisor: Animal Logic
Sandeep Vengsarkar .... digital compositor
Henry Yekanians .... scanning and recording
Ben O'Brien .... digital compositor (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Ray Abbott .... stunt driver
Jeff Galpin .... stunt driver
Julius LeFlore .... stunt coordinator (as Julius Le Flore)
Tina Mckissick .... stunt driver
Lucas Pena .... stunt driver
Jodi Michelle Pynn .... stunt double: Frannie
Jimmy P. Wong .... stunt driver (as Jimmy Wong)
Amy Yanagisawa .... stunt driver (as Amy Yanagiasawa)
Peter Epstein .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Bill Almeida .... best boy electric
Robert M. Andres .... key grip (as Robert Andres)
Alison Barton .... grip
Noah Baumbach .... special still photographer
Angela Bellisio .... camera loader
Braden Belmonte .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Nils Benson .... camera operator
Nils Benson .... director of photography: second unit
Jim Bridges .... still photographer (as James Bridges)
Tony Campenni .... dolly grip
Maureen Duffy .... grip: second unit
Carlos Omar Guerra .... first assistant camera (as Carlos Guerra)
Lotte Hansen .... special still photographer
Gary Hildebrand .... generator operator
Gary Hildebrand .... rigging gaffer
Peter Marzulli .... lamp operator
Markus Mentzer .... camera intern (as Marcus Metzer)
Markus Mentzer .... camera intern (as Markus Metzer)
Tim Metivier .... first assistant camera
Melissa O'Brien .... first assistant camera: second unit
John Panuccio .... key rigging grip (as John Pannuccio)
Christopher Raymond .... camera loader
Chris Skutch .... best boy grip
Darrin Smith .... lamp operator
Mark van Rossen .... electrician
Hannes Vartiainen .... camera intern
John Velez .... gaffer
Richard Yacuk .... best boy rigging grip
Mel Cannon .... grip (uncredited)
Peter Colavito .... electrician (uncredited)
Chris Drechsler .... electrician (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Sharon Blythe .... casting assistant
Lori Eastside .... extras casting
Caitlin McKenna .... adr voice casting (as Caitlin McKenna-Wilkinson)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Laura Downing .... wardrobe supervisor
Chrystaline Gain .... wardrobe department intern
Camille Loftus .... wardrobe department intern
Frederica Nascimento .... wardrobe department intern
Rosa Navarra .... wardrobe department intern
Claire Pacacha .... wardrobe department intern
Alexis Scott .... assistant costume designer
Mitsuno Yokoo .... seamstress
 
Editorial Department
Rodrigo Balart .... first assistant editor
Greg Chapman .... negative matcher
Olivier Fontenay .... color grader
Lara Ford .... editorial coordinator
Leili Gueranfar .... editorial intern
Charles Herzfeld .... lab coordinator: Technicolor
David Hollingsworth .... telecine colorist
Katie Mcquerrey .... first assistant editor: New York City
Kath Raphael .... editorial tech (as Kathryn Raphael)
Joe Violante .... dailies supervisor: Technicolor (as Joey Violante)
 
Location Management
Chris Marsh .... assistant location manager
Currie Person .... location assistant
Gregory Routt .... location supervisor (as Greg Routt)
Daniel Tresca .... location assistant (as Dan Tresca)
Mimi Turner .... location scout
Gayle Vangrofsky .... location manager
 
Music Department
Sigtryggur Baldursson .... musician: additional percussion
Einar Örn Benediktsson .... musician: kangling and trumpet
David Bergeaud .... composer: additional music
Pétur Grétarsson .... musician: vibraphone and percussion
Bryndis Halla Gylfadóttir .... musician: solo cello
Arni Hardarson .... conductor
Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson .... music arranger
Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson .... music producer
Kjartan Kjartansson .... music editor
Szymon Kuran .... musician: solo violin
Laurie Parker .... music supervisor
Julie Pearce .... music editor
Ragga .... special vocal treatments
Amanda Street .... music consultant
Jón Ólafsson .... musician: piano
 
Transportation Department
Mike Easter .... transportation co-captain
Kenny Gaskins .... transportation captain
Bobby Marsh .... driver
 
Other crew
Julie Adams .... dialect consultant: Ms. Meg Ryan
Leslie Adler .... assistant: Meg Ryan
Penelope Allen .... creative consultant
Tara Andrus .... production secretary
Laura Lynn Baker .... set production assistant
Joane Baptiste .... assistant production coordinator
Andrew Baseman .... office assistant
Susan Batson .... creative consultant
Kevin Berman .... consultant
Keith Bethea .... set production assistant
Louis Brown .... creative consultant
Stacey Burgay .... office production assistant
Michael Chenevert .... set production assistant
Mary Cybulski .... script supervisor
Cherien Dabis .... assistant to producer
Michael De Lorenzo .... creative consultant (as Det. Michael De Lorenzo)
Antonio Ferrera .... creative consultant
John B. Finn .... post-production accountant
Carl Ford .... creative consultant
Kathryn Galberth .... production assistant (as Kathryn C. Galberth)
Daniel Garrison .... set production assistant
Nick Gehling .... set intern
Tim Gehling .... set production assistant
Cristina Goldstein .... assistant to executive producer
Joshua Green .... creative consultant
Sean Hogan .... production accountant
Meera Lawrence .... assistant to director
Robert A. Levine .... unit publicist
Sam Lisenco .... pre-production coordinator
M.J. Magbanua .... production coordinator
Steve McAuliff .... animal wrangler
Patrick McDonald .... key set production assistant
Paola Morabito .... assistant to director
Jorge Muniz .... creative consultant
Frank Murray .... assistant accountant
Arthur J. Nascarella .... creative consultant (as Det. Arthur Nascarella)
Valerie Nolan .... office production assistant
Griz Pomirska .... assistant to director
M.J. Robinson .... creative consultant
Henri Sann .... set production assistant
Elliot Schimel .... production assistant
Sandra Seacat .... creative consultant
Hal Sherman .... creative consultant (as Det. Hal Sherman)
Colin Snapp .... set intern
Anthony Velasquez .... creative consultant
Elizabeth Verghese .... post-production accountant
Roberta Wallach .... creative consultant
Jane L. Watson .... set production assistant
Craig Weinberg .... creative consultant (as Det. Craig Weinberg)
Susanna Wyatt .... head of physical production: Pathé Pictures
Michael K. Reynolds .... chef (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Kevin Bacon .... thanks (as Kevin Bacon III)
Harvey Keitel .... thanks (as 'Mayor' Harvey Keitel)
Nicole Landaw .... thanks
Gwyneth Paltrow .... thanks
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for strong sexuality including explicit dialogue, nudity, graphic crime scenes and language (original rating)
Runtime:
119 min | Canada:113 min (Toronto International Film Festival)
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Language:
Color:
Black And White (fantasy sequences) (Sepiatone) | Color
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Certification:
Argentina:18 | Australia:R | Brazil:18 | Chile:18 (re-release) | Finland:K-15 | France:12 | Germany:16 | Iceland:16 | Ireland:18 | Italy:T | Japan:R-18 | Netherlands:16 | Norway:18 | Philippines:R-18 | Portugal:M/16 | Singapore:R21 (cut) | South Korea:18 | Spain:18 | Sweden:15 | UK:18 | USA:R (certificate #39968) (original rating) | USA:Unrated (certificate #39968) (uncut director's edition)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Actress Kristen Schaal was an extra, and can be seen in the "Behind the Scenes" footage on the DVD.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: A few seconds after Malloy has removed Frannie's panties, she is still wearing them (while he fondles her stomach).See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Pauline:What does "broccoli" mean"?
Frannie:Depends on the context. Pubic hair or marijuana. It's a noun.
Pauline:And "Virginia"?
Frannie:Vagina. As in, "He penetrated her Virginia with a hammer".
See more »
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Soundtrack:
I Think I Love YouSee more »

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