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Release Date:
25 January 2002 (Portugal) See more »
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  (in credits order)

Vince Vaughn ... Pendelton 'Penny' Wise

Julia Ormond ... Caitlin Carlson

Ed Harris ... Kelly Grant

Rory Cochrane ... Joel

Wallace Shawn ... Gene

Stephen Tobolowsky ... Mick

George Wendt ... Archie

Jeannetta Arnette ... Cheryl

Shishir Kurup ... Sujat
Harper Roisman ... Harry
J.J. Johnston ... Lloyd

Tom Wright ... Marvin Sanders

Romany Malco ... Zeke (as Romany Malco Jr.)

Brian George ... Nasser

Amber Benson ... Batgirl

Christina Cabot ... Bank Teller
Marjorie Lovett ... Evelyn

Randy Sklar ... Twin #2

Jason Sklar ... Twin #1

Pat Healy ... Wendell
MacIntyre Dixon ... Matt Fergeson

Matt Landers ... Bank Manager
Vanessa Espinoza ... Maria

Benj Thall ... Tolstoy

Juan Carlos Cantu ... Minister
Jesus Perez ... Mariachi Singer
Barton Gault ... Pilot

Alan Austin ... Pilot
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Travis Rosario ... Ice cream buyer (uncredited)
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Directed by
Gregory Mosher 
Writing credits
William Wheeler (written by)

Produced by
Jennifer Lane .... associate producer
Gina Mingacci .... producer
Elliot Lewis Rosenblatt .... producer
William Wheeler .... co-producer
Cary Woods .... producer
Original Music by
David Robbins 
Cinematography by
John A. Alonzo 
Film Editing by
James Y. Kwei 
Casting by
Kerry Barden 
Mark Bennett 
Billy Hopkins 
Suzanne Smith 
Production Design by
Richard Hoover 
Art Direction by
Michael Atwell 
Set Decoration by
Alice Baker 
Costume Design by
Shay Cunliffe 
Makeup Department
Vivian Baker .... makeup department head
Brigitte Bugayong .... makeup artist
Cydney Cornell .... hair stylist: Ms. Ormond
Judy Crown .... hair stylist
Shirley Dolle .... hair department head (as Shirley Dollé)
Production Management
Jennifer Lane .... post-production supervisor
Lorie Zerweck .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Cara Giallanza .... first assistant director
Maria Mantia .... second second assistant director
Elliot Lewis Rosenblatt .... second unit director
Chip Touhey .... second assistant director
Art Department
Marty Angelo .... additional assistant property master
Ayenne J. Applebaum .... lead paint foreman
Vince H. Berry .... welding gangboss
Pam Cartmel .... art department assistant
Harry Conrad Chitwood .... construction coordinator
Deb Cole .... art department coordinator
Orion V. Cox .... swing gang (as Orion Vittorio Cox)
Douglas Cumming .... assistant art director
Benjamin Edelberg .... set designer
Chad Fontaine .... paint head laborer
China Fox .... additional assistant property master (as China Iwata)
Douglas Fox .... property master
Neil Gahm .... gang boss
Terry Hargis .... lead man
Michael E. Johnson .... set dresser
Terry Kempf .... gang boss
Richard McConnell .... carpenter
Aaron Newton .... general foreman
James C. Piccione .... labor foreman (as James Piccione)
Sasha Popovic .... art department assistant
Lisa Robinson .... on-set dresser
Christopher Schultz .... set dresser
Kenneth R. Smiley .... buyer
Michael P. Sweeney .... assistant property master
Brett Tyler .... painter
Jennifer Vogt .... additional art director
Sound Department
Gina Alfano .... supervising adr editor (as Gina R. Alfano)
Matthew C. Beville .... adr mixer
Ajae Clearway .... assistant sound editor
Dan Fulton .... sound editorial intern
Tim Gideon .... sound editorial intern
Sarah Gromko .... systems engineer
David Halbert .... boom operator
Stephen Halbert .... production sound mixer
Javier M. Hernández .... boom operator (as Javier M. Hernandez)
Annette Kudrak .... adr editor
Malaika Langa .... audio post coordinator
Tony Martinez .... dialogue editor
Eliza Paley .... supervising sound editor
Warren Shaw .... sound effects editor
Brian Vancho .... foley artist
Peter Waggoner .... sound re-recording mixer
John Werner .... foley editor
Yvonne Yedibalian .... second engineer
James Ziegler .... stereo sound consultant: Dolby
Special Effects by
John E. Gray .... special effects coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Chris Cuevas .... camera loader
Chris Cuevas .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Mark Figueroa .... first assistant camera
Megan Forste .... first assistant camera: second unit
Megan Forste .... second assistant camera
Jeffrey Greeley .... camera operator (as Jeffrey P. Greeley)
Ric Griffith .... best boy grip
David Joseph .... generator operator
Hiro Kakuhari .... grip
Geoffrey D. Knoller .... grip
Didier Koskas .... key grip
Michael Landsburg .... dolly grip (as Mike Landsburg)
Ken Metz .... grip
Eric Moore .... electrician
Andrew Osborne .... assistant camera
Paul Ott .... grip
Dennis Rice .... best boy electric
Michael S. Ryan .... best boy grip
Jim Sheldon .... still photographer
Roland Simmons .... electrician
Alex Sinclair .... electrician
Jirí Solc .... electrician
Lon Thompson .... gaffer
Rafael Winer .... still photographer
Robert Zuckerman .... still photographer
Casting Department
Leigh French .... voice casting
Jennifer McNamara .... casting associate
Charlie Messenger .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Kimberly Faith Green .... set costumer: women
Helen Monaghan .... costumer supervisor
Layla Ross .... wardrobe assistant
Tim Wegman .... set costumer: men (as Timothy Wegman)
Editorial Department
Julia Drumheller .... assistant editor
Terry Hager .... color timer (as Terry Hagger)
Viv Kim .... negative cutter
Music Department
Imelda Abuin .... music coordinator
David Campbell .... orchestrator/conductor
Gary Chester .... score recording engineer
Bill Coleman .... music supervisor
Emigdio Gamboa .... assistant to music supervisor
Alejandro Jarpa .... assistant to music supervisor
Patrick Mullins .... music editor
Bettie Ross .... music preparation (as Bettie Ross Blumer)
Transportation Department
Morris Aroesti .... driver: set dressing
Gina August .... transportation co-captain
Lance Cherniet .... driver
Lee Stepp .... transportation captain
Brita McCollough .... driver (uncredited)
Other crew
Molly Allen .... location manager
Ricarda Marie Ankenbrand .... assistant: Mr. Rosenblatt
Adam Block .... production accountant
Mary Brezovich .... assistant: Mr. Mosher
Francie Brown .... dialect coach: Julia Ormond
Brian Bulinski .... craft service
Raymond Bulinski .... craft service
Briana Burke .... assistant location manager
Yolanda Chavarria .... assistant accountant
Julia Cranston .... post-production accountant
Tad Dennis .... office production assistant
Michael D. Gillis .... production assistant
Jolene Hastings .... production coordinator
Ted Hollis .... stand-in
John Humber .... production assistant
Terri Jackson .... assistant to director of post-production
Thomas D. Jennings .... second assistant accountant
Jeff Jenofsky .... production assistant
Damon Keller .... assistant: Ms. Mingacci
Susan B. Kreutz .... craft service
Rob LaMorgese .... production assistant
Chris Libby .... assistant: Mr. Woods
Amy Lillard .... unit publicist
Asha MacLeod .... set production assistant
Ruth Maehara .... first assistant accountant (as Ruth T. Maehara)
Mary Lou Miller .... utility production assistant
Kim Mozingo .... assistant: Ms. Ormond
Joshua Owen .... production assistant
Scott Pierce .... stand-in
John Ramsey .... second assistant accountant
Sharron Reynolds .... script supervisor (as Sharron Reynolds-Enriquez)
Todd Rodowsky .... continuity
Adam R. Sanders .... assistant: Ms. Mingacci
Scott Schellinger .... assistant production coordinator
Rachel Swenson .... location assistant
Rachel Swenson .... production assistant
Ruby Tugade .... assistant: Cary Woods
Valeri Vaughn .... assistant: Mr. Vaughn
Marcel Valcarce .... artist: main title (uncredited)
Daniel Algrant .... special thanks
Lynn Auerbach .... special thanks
Peter Bogdanovich .... special thanks
Chris Frantz .... special thanks
Douglas McGrath .... special thanks
George Sheanshang .... special thanks
Eric Shonz .... special thanks
Ed Solomon .... special thanks
Tina Weymouth .... special thanks
Tom Wheeler .... special thanks

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Rated R for language and sexuality
98 min
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Caitlin Carlson:Am I just going to be another girlfriend waiting for a phone call?
Penny:No one said anything about phone calls.
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9 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
A tangled web, 30 December 2002
Author: iinsic412 from North Carolina, USA

Knowing the subject matter of this film - shilling fraudulent "whatever's" in a boiler room - I assumed it would follow closely in the footsteps of David Mamet's incomparable "Glengarry Glen Ross" (as was the case in the over-hyped and disappointing "Boiler Room"). Almost immediately, however, it becomes apparent that such is not the case. While "GGR" gave us stark images of the salemen's desperation in the context of their work, "Gig" delves completely into the life of Pendleton (Penny) Wise, played by Vince Vaughn. It is in showing the emptiness of his entire existence - and not just his work life - that one can see how susceptible he is to the machinations of the almost mythical Kelly Grant (Ed Harris), and his partner Caitlin Carlson (Julia Ormond). From his shabby apartment to his touching relationship with childhood friend Joel (Rory Cochrane) - who is, in spite of or because of his physical handicap, an even bigger loser than Wise and all of Wise's foundering sales cronies - you know he is destined for littler and worser (hey, if Shakespeare can use it, so can I) things. Wise is, as Grant puts it, "a big fish in a little pond." His ego won't let him believe it, but ultimately experience is a hard teacher. For those who just like Harris' style, you won't be disappointed. And Ormond does manage to sum up far more emotion than she did in the pathetic "Sabrina." But it is Vaughn, as stoic as Sheriff and as cynical as Trent Walker, who draws you into his character and keeps you from guessing too far ahead. The movie is worth watching just for the last five minutes or so, from the time Grant claims, "I'm not a closer" to the rolling credits. You'll think about this one for quite a while after viewing. And that's a good thing.

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