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Writers (WGA):
Donald E. Westlake (book)
William H. Macy (teleplay) ...
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Release Date:
19 September 1999 (USA) See more »
A film critic accidentally kills his lover during a spat in which she falls and hits her head. In panic... See more » | Add synopsis »
Nominated for Primetime Emmy. Another 2 wins & 3 nominations See more »
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A terrific dark comedy that grabs you from the start! See more (21 total) »


  (in credits order)

William H. Macy ... Terry Thorpe

Adam Arkin ... Detective Fred Stapelli

Felicity Huffman ... Kit Wannamaker

James Cromwell ... John Edgarson

Julia Campbell ... Patricia Stapelli

James Pickens Jr. ... Detective Larry Gray

Paul Mazursky ... John Brant

Vincent Pastore ... Cabby

Michael McMurtry ... Scott

Stephanie Belding ... Laura Penny

Vik Sahay ... Bob
Wenna Shaw ... Brant's Assistant

Len Doncheff ... Mr. Petrovsky
Tanja Jacobs ... Bank Teller
Vito Rezza ... Captain O'Donnell
Sandi Stahlbrand ... Anchor Jane
Robin Ward ... Anchor Lance

Raven Dauda ... Bar Waitress
Marilo Nunez ... Production Assistant
Tricia Williams ... Uniform Cop
Robbi Jay Thuet ... Young Girl
Walter the Dog ... Himself
Bob the Dog ... Himself
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Shawn Tanaka ... College Student (uncredited)

Directed by
Steven Schachter 
Writing credits
Donald E. Westlake (book)

William H. Macy (teleplay) &
Steven Schachter (teleplay)

Produced by
Mitch Engel .... producer
Salli Newman .... executive producer
Original Music by
Cinematography by
André Pienaar (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Paul Dixon 
Casting by
Natalie Hart 
Jason La Padura 
Production Design by
Dan Davis 
Art Direction by
Arvinder Grewal  (as Arv Grewal)
Set Decoration by
Doug McCullough 
Costume Design by
Margaret Mohr 
Makeup Department
Mary Sue Heron .... key makeup artist
Moira Verwijk .... key hair stylist
Production Management
Nan Bernstein Freed .... unit production manager: New York
Bruce Dunn .... post-production supervisor
Tina Grewal .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Chris Baillie .... third assistant director
Jennifer Deathe .... second assistant director
Libby Hodgson .... first assistant director
Howard McMaster .... first assistant director: New York
Andrew Shea .... first assistant director
Tim Singh .... second assistant director
Michael Smith .... second assistant director: New York (as Mike Smith)
Graham Tallman .... daily assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
Kim Brown .... head painter
Garth Brunt .... leadperson
Jamie Burke .... construction coordinator
Rick Fernandez .... head carpenter
Victoria Hamilton .... key scenic artist
Mark Hunter .... propsman
Gabriel Lamb .... set dresser
Peter Miskimmin .... property master
Philip Saccio .... property master: New York (as Phil Saccio)
Carl Sprague .... art director: New York
Tom Thompson .... on-set dresser
Sound Department
Craig Baker .... boom operator
Bob Costanza .... sound effects editor
Chaim Gilad .... production sound mixer
G. Michael Graham .... sound supervisor (as Michael Graham)
Kristi Johns .... adr supervisor
Terry O'Bright .... sound re-recording mixer
Keith Rogers .... sound re-recording mixer
James Sabat .... sound mixer: New York (as Jim Sabat)
Special Effects by
Ray McMillan .... front projection
Matt Vogel .... special effects: New York
Skyler Wilson .... key special effects
Michael Kavanagh .... special effects coordinator (uncredited)
Derek Liscoumb .... special effects technician (uncredited)
Eric Bryson .... stunts
Desmond Campbell .... stunts
Valentin Nedialkov .... stunts (as Valentin Nedealkov)
Alison Reid .... stunts (as Allison Reed)
Mary Ann Stevens .... stunts (as Maryann Stevens)
John Stoneham Jr. .... stunt coordinator
Bryan Thomas .... stunts (as Brian Thomas)
Brittney Banks .... stunt rigger (uncredited)
Robert C. Shannon .... dive supervisor (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Tim Barg .... best boy electric
Laurence Bortnick .... second assistant camera
Gabriele DiChiara .... gaffer (as Gabriele Di Chiara)
Roger Finlay .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Mark Hewson .... electrician
Kevin Janicelli .... gaffer: New York
Hans Kooij .... playback operator
Dave Lowry .... key grip: New York
James McRae .... best boy grip (as Jamie McRae)
Phil Oetiker .... camera operator: New York
Nate Ranger .... first assistant camera: New York
Peter Rosenfeld .... camera operator
Rob Salviotti .... second assistant camera
Mark Silver .... key grip
Jan Thijs .... still photographer
Johnny Wersta .... dolly grip
Mike Gowland .... generator operator (uncredited)
Tiffany Laufer .... camera production assistant (uncredited)
Mark McLean .... camera trainee (uncredited)
Peter Rosenfeld .... Steadicam operator (uncredited)
Casting Department
Megan Conacher .... extras casting
Diane Kerbel .... casting: Toronto
Jenny Lewis .... casting assistant: Toronto
Keri Owens .... casting assistant: Los Angeles
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Mary Louise Cunningham .... assistant costume designer
Terri Frank .... set costumer
Ingrid Price .... wardrobe supervisor: New York
Ann Steel .... key set costumer
Editorial Department
David Augsburger .... assistant editor
Luis Patiño .... post-production coordinator (as Luis Patino)
Marvey Shatz .... colorist
Rick Taylor .... video colorist
David Yoneshige .... post-production executive (uncredited)
Location Management
Peter Boboras .... location manager
Chris Martin .... assistant location manager
Jarrod Price .... location production assistant
Santiago Quinones .... location manager: New York
Music Department
Dominick Certo .... music editor
Benoit Grey .... composer: additional music
Andy Hill .... music supervisor
Tommy Holmes .... assistant music editor
Transportation Department
Tony Bifano .... transportation coordinator
Lowell Greenspoon .... transportation captain
Dennis Salomone Sr. .... transportation captain: New York (as Dennis Salomone)
Other crew
Mark Bronson .... post-production accountant
Gary Brunson .... assistant post-production accountant
Julie Cannon .... production assistant
Timothy Clarkin .... first assistant accountant
Jeff Geisel .... film logger
Denise Godoy .... publicist
Ailis Hamilton .... assistant production coordinator
Sandra Lum Lock .... production accountant
Amanda Micallef .... assistant: Ms. Newman
Sarah Anne Milliken .... production assistant
Seana O'Neill .... production coordinator
Peter Olczak .... craft service: Starcraft
Julie Paquin .... second assistant accountant (as J.C. Cochrill)
Jacqueline Parkin .... animal handler
David Price .... production coordinator: New York
Anna Rane .... script supervisor
Keitha M. Redmond .... production coordinator (as Keitha Redmond)
Nina Saxon .... title designer: main and end titles
Shawn Tanaka .... assistant: Mr. Schachter and Mr. Macy
Greg Williams .... playback coordinator
Melanie Wilson .... unit publicist
Sanford Roth .... acknowledgement: Alfred Hitchcock photograph used by permission of

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94 min | Israel:89 min
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Terry Thorpe:If you're going to commit a murder -- and I don't recommend it -- one thing you should definitely not do is sleep with the investigating officer's wife. It just makes for a lot of unnecessary complications.See more »
Movie Connections:
References Anna Christie (1930/I)See more »
Always Look on the Bright Side of LifeSee more »


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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
A terrific dark comedy that grabs you from the start!, 19 September 1999
Author: nathan peterson from Boston, MA

William H. Macy is terrific in this Alfred Hitchcock-esque film. Macy stars as a film critic who accidentally kills one of his girlfriends. The characters that ensue are hilarious. James Cromwell gives a terrific performance as a blackmailing private detective. As always, Macy is incredibly funny and gives a phenomenal performance. See this movie whenever it is on t.v. and check your video stores because this is one you don't want to miss.

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