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Swordfish -- A secretive renegade counter-terrorist co-opts the world's greatest hacker (who is trying to stay clean) to steal billions in US Government dirty money.

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Writer (WGA):
Skip Woods (written by)
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Release Date:
8 June 2001 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Log on. Hack in. Go anywhere. Steal everything. See more »
Plot:
A secretive renegade counter-terrorist co-opts the world's greatest hacker (who is trying to stay clean) to steal billions in US Government dirty money. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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4 wins & 6 nominations See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

John Travolta ... Gabriel Shear

Hugh Jackman ... Stanley Jobson

Halle Berry ... Ginger Knowles

Don Cheadle ... Agent J.T. Roberts

Sam Shepard ... Senator James Reisman

Vinnie Jones ... Marco

Drea de Matteo ... Melissa

Rudolf Martin ... Axl Torvalds

Zach Grenier ... Assistant Director Bill Joy

Camryn Grimes ... Holly Jobson

Angelo Pagan ... Torres (as Angelo Pagán)

Chic Daniel ... SWAT Leader

Kirk B.R. Woller ... Axel's Lawyer

Carmen Argenziano ... Agent

Tim DeKay ... Agent
Laura Lane ... Helga
Tait Ruppert ... Ad Agency Executive

Craig Braun ... Coroner

William Mapother ... Gabriel's Crew

Ilia Volok ... Gabriel's Crew

Jonathan Fraser ... Gabriel's Crew

Shawn Woods ... Gabriel's Crew

Leo Lee ... Gabriel's Crew

Marina Black ... Hostage
Kerry Kletter ... Hostage
Ryan Wulff ... Hostage

Ann Travolta ... Hostage
Margaret Travolta ... Hostage

Dana Hee ... Hostage

Denney Pierce ... Hostage

Jeff Ramsey ... Hostage
Joey Box ... Hostage

Debbie Evans ... Hostage
Sam Travolta ... Hostage (as Samuel J. Travolta)

Tim Storms ... Hostage
Jason Christopher ... Club Kid

Jonathan Pessin ... Club Kid
Scott Burkholder ... FBI Geek
Mark Soper ... FBI Geek
Craig Lally ... Customs Agent
Rusty McClennon ... Customs Agent

Mark Riccardi ... Customs Agent

Debbie Entin ... Helga's Friend
Natalia Sokolova ... Helga's Friend

Anika Poitier ... Helga's Friend

Nick Loren ... Dark Suit
Tom Morris ... Policeman
Richard Householder ... Policeman
Michael Arias ... Policeman

Brenda Eimers ... Holly's Teacher

Timothy Omundson ... Agent Thomas
Astrid Veillon ... Bank Executive

Dean Rader-Duval ... Security Guard (as Dean Rader Duval)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
George A. Chase ... Bystander (uncredited)

Corinne Chooey ... Hostage (uncredited)

Russ Cootey ... School Guard (uncredited)

Mark Donnell ... Bar Fighter (uncredited)

Tate Donovan ... Senator Reisman's Assistant (uncredited)
Sierra Farber ... Little Girl (uncredited)

Mimi Fletcher ... (uncredited)
Andrew Lakey ... Officer (uncredited)

Alex Morissen ... Nightclub Character (uncredited)
Cory Parella ... Nightclub Goer (uncredited)

Gary Rodriguez ... Precision Driver (uncredited)
Travis Rosario ... School Child (uncredited)
George Marshall Ruge ... Advertising Executive (uncredited)
Kevin F. Sherry ... Los Angeles Times Reporter (uncredited)

Don Yesso ... Airport Security (uncredited)

Directed by
Dominic Sena 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Skip Woods (written by)

Produced by
Bruce Berman .... executive producer
Dan Cracchiolo .... co-producer
Anson Downes .... associate producer
Linda Favila .... associate producer
Jonathan D. Krane .... producer
Joel Silver .... producer
Jim Van Wyck .... executive producer
Skip Woods .... co-producer
Paul Winze .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Paul Oakenfold 
Christopher Young 
 
Cinematography by
Paul Cameron (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Stephen E. Rivkin  (as Stephen Rivkin)
 
Casting by
Lora Kennedy 
 
Production Design by
Jeff Mann 
 
Art Direction by
Geoff Hubbard 
Andrew Laws 
Jeff Wallace 
 
Set Decoration by
Jay Hart 
 
Costume Design by
Ha Nguyen 
 
Makeup Department
Joseph 'Neeko' Abriol .... hair stylist: Halle Berry
Sheryl Blum .... hair stylist
Mary Burton .... makeup artist: Halle Berry
Michelle Bühler .... makeup artist: Mr. Travolta (as Michelle Buhler)
Debra Coleman .... makeup artist
Mindy Hall .... makeup supervisor
Rob Hinderstein .... special makeup effects artist
Susan V. Kalinowski .... hair stylist: Mr. Travolta (as Sue Kalinowski)
Mary L. Mastro .... key hair stylist (as Mary Mastro)
Steven R. Soussanna .... hair stylist
Christien Tinsley .... key makeup artist
Barbara Wilder .... hair stylist
Cheryl Ann Nick .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Eden Orfanos .... makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Frédéric Bovis .... production manager (as Frederick Bovis)
Daniel R. Chavez .... executive in charge of post production
Mark Scoon .... executive in charge of production
Ronald G. Smith .... unit production manager
Elizabeth Miller Gavcus .... post-production executive (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Dan Bradley .... second unit director
Katie Carroll .... second second assistant director
Mark Cotone .... first assistant director (as Mark G. Cotone)
John Elmore .... second assistant director
Christina Fong .... second assistant director
Basil Grillo .... second second assistant director
Gil Kenny .... assistant director
Jayson Merrill .... second assistant director: second unit
Craig A. Pinckes .... first assistant director: second unit (as Craig Pinckes)
Lisa C. Satriano .... first assistant director: second unit (as Lisa Satriano)
Nick Satriano .... second assistant director: second unit
Robert 'Skid' Skidmore .... dga trainee
Nicholas Wolfert .... second assistant director: second unit
 
Art Department
P. Scott Bailey .... lead man
Greg Berry .... set designer
Robert A. Blackburn .... construction coordinator
Ted Boonthanakit .... storyboard artist
Timothy Burgard .... storyboard artist
Denise Ciarcia .... set dresser
Dan Colegrove .... propmaker gangboss
Robert Consing .... storyboard artist
Michael A. Contreraz .... labor foreman
Mick Cummings .... set decorating buyer
Guillaume DeLouche .... assistant property person
Derek du Bellier .... propmaker
Guy Hendrix Dyas .... assistant art director (as Guy Dyas)
Franco Esile .... set dresser
Marcie Friedman .... art department coordinator
Neil Gahm .... propmaker gang boss
Scott Getzinger .... assistant property master
Will Grant .... set dresser
Will Grant .... swing gang
Chris Grantz .... set dresser
Doug Harlocker .... property master
Gregory S. Hooper .... assistant art director (as Greg Hooper)
Stephen Howard .... set foreman
Trey Howard .... third property assistant (as Trey Butts)
Lawrence A. Hubbs .... set designer (as Lawrence Hubbs)
Jeff Markwith .... set designer
Canyon Martens .... greensman
Michael Mestas .... set dresser
Martin Milligan .... on-set dresser
Joe Monaco .... swing gang
Ron 'Butch' Montgomery .... set carpenter (as 'Butch' Montgomery)
William H. Phen Jr. .... general foreman
Bruce Purcell .... on-set dresser
Jamie Rama .... illustrator
Dean G. Roberts .... greensman
Graham Robertson .... set dresser
David Sandefur .... assistant art director
David Scott .... graphic artist
Anne Seibel .... set decorator: Nice
Domenic Silvestri .... set designer
Barbara Ann Spencer .... set designer
Brett Tyler .... paint gangboss
Thomas 'Noe' Welch .... set dresser
Martin Whist .... assistant art director
Dean Wolcott .... set designer
Robert Woodruff .... set designer
Christopher Woodworth .... scenic supervisor
Quinn Yarbrough .... set dresser
Richard Jacobs .... construction (uncredited)
Dennis Riewerts .... draper (uncredited)
Bret Ross .... props (uncredited)
Fred Seibly .... sign supervisor (uncredited)
Meg Hyatt Snow .... property assistant (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Richard Adrian .... sound effects editor
James Ashwill .... foley mixer
Nancy Barker .... first assistant sound editor
Ron Bartlett .... additional sound re-recording mixer
Jean-Marie Blondel .... sound mixer: France
Thom Brennan .... supervising foley editor
Stephanie Brown .... assistant sound editor
David E. Campbell .... sound re-recording mixer (as David Campbell)
Paul Timothy Carden .... dialogue editor (as Paul Carden)
John T. Cucci .... foley artist
Dane A. Davis .... sound designer
Dane A. Davis .... supervising sound editor
Julia Evershade .... supervising sound editor
John P. Fasal .... sound effects recordist
Stephanie Flack .... supervising dialogue editor
Kamal Humphrey .... utility sound technician
Greg Jefferson .... sound effects assistant
Mark Johnston .... sound recordist
Andrew Lackey .... sound effects editor
Linda Lew .... foley recordist
Stephane Lioret .... boom operator: France
Noel McIntosh .... assistant sound editor
Joe Milner .... sound effects editor: guns
Dan O'Connell .... foley artist
Troy Porter .... adr mixer
John T. Reitz .... sound re-recording mixer (as John Reitz)
Gregg Rudloff .... sound re-recording mixer
Mark Smith .... additional sound re-recording mixer
Roger V. Stevenson .... sound mixer: additional photography
Edward Tise .... production sound mixer
Keenan Wyatt .... boom operator
 
Special Effects by
James Bomalick .... special effects technician
Chris Brenczewski .... special effects
James Camomile .... special effects technician
Tom Chesney .... special effects technician
David Fletcher .... special effects
Morgan Guynes .... special effects technician
Robert S. Henderson .... special effects foreman
Patrick Huggins .... special effects shop foreman
Bruce Y. Kuroyama .... special effects foreman
Bret McCabe .... special effects assistant
Michael Meinardus .... special effects coordinator (as Mike Meinardus)
William A. Pancake Jr. .... special effects
José Páramo .... special effects
Joe D. Ramsey .... special effects first unit foremen
Michael Roundy .... special effects assistant
Mike Sasgen .... special effects buyer/assistant
Anthony Simonaitis .... special effects powder foreman
Richard Terry Tjelmeland .... special effects technician
Bradley Jay Valentine .... special effects
Steve Wolke .... special effects technician
Tom Ceglia .... special effects assistant (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
James Balsam .... motion control camera operator
Peter Baustaedter .... digital matte painter
Cosmas Paul Bolger Jr. .... visual effects supervisor
Chris Bond .... visual effects supervisor: Frantic Films
Jason Booth .... rotoscope artist
Kristen Branan .... executive producer: digital.art.media
Serena Chang .... texture artist
Patrick Clancey .... digital compositor: The Post Group
Bill Coffin .... digital compositor
Michael Condro .... visual effects
Andrea D'Amico .... visual effects producer: R!OT Pictures
Avishkar Dahiya .... president: Digital Art Media
Mitchell S. Drain .... visual effects supervisor: Digital.Art.Media
Conrad Dueck .... 3D lead/supervisor
Dennis Fitzsimmons .... digital effects artist
Adam Francis .... motion control technician
Derry Frost .... director of production: Amalgamated Pixels
Gina Galvan .... digital effects producer
Jared Gray .... production assistant: digital.art.media
Rhonda C. Gunner .... visual effects producer (as Rhonda Gunner)
Jongwoo Heo .... visual effects
Mark Intravartolo .... digital compositor
Joni Jacobson .... digital compositor
Oded Yosef Kassirer .... digital artist (as Oded Kassirer)
Joe Ken .... digital compositor
Scott Kirvan .... technical advisor
Marc Kolbe .... visual effects supervisor: Digital.Art.Media
Sean Konrad .... digital compositor
Richard Kratt .... digital compositor
Kenny Lam .... digital compositor (as Ken Lam)
Don Lee .... digital compositor
Spencer Levy .... digital artist
Tom Mahoney .... digital compositor
Matt McFarland .... scanning & recording manager
Rob Meyers .... visual effects
Michael Morreale .... executive producer: Amalgamated Pixels Inc.
Craig A. Mumma .... visual effects supervisor: Digital.Art.Media
Jaime Norman .... visual effects coordinator
Josh Novak .... lead compositor: main title sequence
Jeremy Oddo .... digital artist
Phillip Palousek .... visual effects coordinator: Amalgamated Pixels Inc.
Marco S. Paolini .... digital compositor
Rocco Passionino .... digital effects supervisor: Visionart
Brad Pitre .... digital artist
Rafe Sacks .... digital compositor
Gregory S. Scribner .... digital artist
Michael Shand .... 2D lead: Frantic Films
Boyd Shermis .... visual effects supervisor
Mark Shoaf .... digital artist
Craig Shumard .... motion control technician
Bridget M. Taylor .... digital artist: Digital Art Media/Vision Art
Esdras Varagnolo .... lead digital artist
Archie Villaverde .... digital artist
Chad Wiebe .... visual effects: Frantic Films
Ken Zorniak .... visual effects producer
David Alexander .... digital artist (uncredited)
Tom Baker .... digital effects coordinator (uncredited)
Matt Broeska .... CG artist (uncredited)
Jordan Byrne .... assistant visual effects coordinator: Amalgamated Pixels, Inc. (uncredited)
Brenda Campbell .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Marla Carter Barrett .... Flame compositor: The Post Group (uncredited)
Paolo deGuzman .... digital artist: TSL (uncredited)
Sam Edwards .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Robert Green .... digital artist (uncredited)
Kyle J. Healey .... technical assistance: TSL (uncredited)
Todd Isroelit .... visual effects producer: TSL (uncredited)
Jon-Marc Kortsch .... digital artist (uncredited)
Mark Lipsmeyer .... tracker/matchmover: VisionArt/digital.art.media (uncredited)
Erin May .... visual effects producer: Post Logic (uncredited)
Didier Muenza .... tech support (uncredited)
Kate Neumann .... executive assistant: Digital.Art.Media (uncredited)
Michael Pecchia .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Travis Price .... digital artist (uncredited)
Marc Scott .... digital compositor (uncredited)
James D. Tittle .... facility manager: digital.art.media (uncredited)
Chris 'Willie' Williams .... digital artist (uncredited)
Deborah Wiltman .... digital compositor (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Randy Beckman .... stunts (as Randy Beckman)
Tony Lee Boggs .... utility stunts
Robin Lynn Bonaccorsi .... stunts
Dan Bradley .... stunt coordinator
Chris Branham .... stunts
Ben Bray .... stunts
Tony Brubaker .... stunts
Richard Burden .... stunts
Bobby Burns .... stunts
Jay Caputo .... stunts
Mark Chadwick .... stunts
Phil Chong .... stunts
Eliza Coleman .... stunts
Scott Alan Cook .... stunts
Leonard Creer Jr. .... stunts (as Leo Creer Jr.)
William De Vital .... stunt rigger (as William Devital)
Kevin Derr .... stunts
Thomas Dewier .... stunts (as Tom De Wier)
Rockey Dickey Jr. .... stunt rigger
Arturo Dickey .... stunt rigger
Danial Donai .... stunts
Kofi Elam .... stunt double
Annie Ellis .... stunts
Christian J. Fletcher .... stunt rigger (as Chris Fletcher)
Jeremy Fry .... stunts
Richie Gaona .... stunt performer
Jimmy Hart .... stunts
Nick Hermz .... stunts
Mark Hicks .... stunts (as Mark A. Hicks)
Chris Howell .... stunts
Kevin L. Jackson .... tank double
Claudette James .... stunts
Brett A. Jones .... stunts
David Kilde .... stunt double: John Travolta
David Kilde .... stunts (as David A. Kilde)
Cheryl Lawson .... stunts
Lane Leavitt .... stunts
Ray Lykins .... stunts
Sam Maloof .... stunt driver
Chris Nielsen .... stunts
Mark Norby .... stunts
Bobby Ore .... stunts
Vladimir Orlov .... stunts
Chris Palermo .... stunts
Diesel Pfingsten .... stunt performer (as Darrell Pfingsten)
Darrin Prescott .... stunts
Jeff Ramsey .... stunts
Spiro Razatos .... stunts
Scotty Richards .... precision driving coordinator (as Scott Richards)
Tim Rigby .... stunts
Scott Rogers .... stunts
Mike Ryan .... stunt driver
Kevin Scott .... stunts
Monty L. Simons .... stunts
Matthew Taylor .... stunts
Nancy Thurston .... stunts
Frank Torres .... stunts
Aliza Washabaugh .... stunt performer
Jack West .... stunts
Scott Workman .... stunts
Keith Adams .... stunt driver (uncredited)
Robert Alonzo .... utility stunts (uncredited)
Paul Beahm .... stunt rigger (uncredited)
Kevin Beard .... precision driver (uncredited)
Richard Bucher .... stunts (uncredited)
Jennifer Caputo .... stunt performer (uncredited)
John Escobar .... stunt driver (uncredited)
Sean Graham .... stunts (uncredited)
Gilley Grey .... stunts (uncredited)
Tad Griffith .... stunt driver (uncredited)
Charles Grisham .... utility stunts (uncredited)
Steve Hart .... utility stunts (uncredited)
Mike Justus .... additional stunt double: John Travolta (uncredited)
Hubie Kerns Jr. .... stunt driver (uncredited)
Mark Norby .... additional stunt double: Hugh Jackman (uncredited)
Susan Purkhiser .... stunt driver (uncredited)
Mark Riccardi .... stunt double: John Travolta (uncredited)
Scott Rogers .... stunt double: Hugh Jackman (uncredited)
Monica Staggs .... stunt performer (uncredited)
Davey Thompson .... stunt driver (uncredited)
April Weeden .... stunt double: Halle Berry (uncredited)
Bill Young .... precision driver coordinator: Bill Young's Driving Team (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Nathan Alexander .... camera department assistant
Dustin Ault .... grip
Jake Avignone .... additional film loader: second unit
Greg Baldi .... assistant camera
James 'Slim Jim' Ballard .... key grip: second unit
Thomas A. Barrios .... second assistant camera
Hans Bjerno .... aerial director of photography
Lee Blasingame .... assistant camera: "b" camera
Josh Bleibtreu .... director of photography: second unit
Kyle Boorman .... light balloon technician
Massimo Bordonaro .... ad/pub services
Eric Bornes .... assistant camera
Rafael 'Rafa' Castro .... video assistant operator: second unit
Vidal Cohen .... grip
Andrew Cooper .... still photographer
Edward J. Cox .... second unit: best boy
Steve Crestol .... rigging electrician
Dhamarata Dhiensuwana .... rigging key grip
Christian E. Dirkes .... grip: second unit
Peter Drinco .... grip
Andrew Dumas .... second assistant camera
Marq Edwards .... assistant camera
Sean P. Fickert .... rigging grip
Steven Frohardt .... best boy rigging grip
Tommy Garcia .... best boy grip: second unit
Denis Garnier .... clapper loader
Dana Gonzales .... camera operator
Dana Gonzales .... director of photography: additional photography
Ron Goodman .... aerial photographer
Ron Goodman .... camera operator: SpaceCam
Scott Graves .... electrician
Kirk Greenberg .... rigging grip
Kurt Grossi .... key grip
Steven A. Guerrero .... rigging grip
Robert Heine .... assistant camera
Brad Heiner .... rigging grip: second unit
Jaime Heintz .... grip: second unit
Colin Hudson .... additional Steadicam operator
Tony Jackson .... Steadicam operator
Danny Jimenez .... dolly grip (as Daniel Jimenez)
Jimi Johnson .... video assist operator
Dan Jones .... additional second assistant camera
Jacques Jouffret .... camera operator
Gary Kangrga .... best boy grip: second unit
Michael Lambert .... electrician
Dwight Joseph Lavers .... dolly grip: "b" camera
John Lazear .... assistant camera
Josh Levy .... second video assistant
Jason E. Lord .... set lighting technician
Joe Angel Martinez .... assistant camera
Jesse Mather .... lighting technician
Niles McElroy .... lighting technician
Kevin McNeil .... grip
Chris McNellis .... grip
Ralph Mendoza .... camera operator: SpaceCam
Chris Milani .... electrician
Frank Montesanto .... key grip: second unit
Chris Moseley .... camera operator
James M. Muro .... camera operator (as James Muro)
Dale Myrand .... camera operator
David H. Neale .... electrician
Jerry Patton .... camera "a" second assistant
Louis Joseph Perez .... electrician
Ron Peterson .... second assistant camera
Steve Peterson .... first assistant camera: second unit
David Presley .... video assist operator
Robert A. Preston .... dolly grip: 2nd unit
Derick Pritchard .... lighting technician
Rell Putt .... rigging grip
Brian Rosso .... grip
Jason Rupe .... grip
John 'Fest' Sandau .... gaffer: second unit
Todd Schlopy .... first assistant camera
Todd Schlopy .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Gary D. Scott .... first assistant camera: additional
David A. Seekins .... additional assistant camera
Alec Shepherd .... grip
Don Telles .... rigging grip
Brian Tilden .... gaffer: second unit
Lance Jay Velazco .... video assist operator: second unit
Charlie Woodburn .... first assistant camera: aerial unit
Thomas Wostak .... electrician
Preston Adams .... lighting technician (uncredited)
Kevin Boyd .... video assist operator: second unit (uncredited)
Walter Byrnes .... grip rigger (uncredited)
Eric Vincent Cruse .... grip (uncredited)
Andrew Degnan .... film loader (uncredited)
Lamarr Gray .... electric: second unit (uncredited)
Jack M. Guberman .... rigging electrician (uncredited)
Diego Quemada-Díez .... additional camera operator (uncredited)
Vich Thiensuwana .... rigging grip (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Jennifer Bender .... extras casting
Belinda Gardea .... casting associate
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Charlene Amateau .... costume supervisor
Elena Balshem .... costumer
James P. Cullen .... costumer: Mr. Travolta (as Jim Cullen)
Carol Demarti .... head dyer and ager
Perri Kimono .... key costumer
Bob Moore Jr. .... set costumer
Lisa D. Quercioli .... costumer: Halle Berry (as Lisa Quercioli)
 
Editorial Department
Catherine Chase .... first assistant editor: film
Brigitte Daloin .... assistant editor
Janice Friedman .... assistant editor
Mo Henry .... negative cutter
Ian Slater .... first assistant editor
Kurt Smith .... color timer
Bill Daly .... post-production executive (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Pete Anthony .... conductor
Pete Anthony .... orchestrator
Bruce Babcock .... orchestrator
Samantha Barker .... assistant to composer
Tom Boyd .... musician: oboe soloist
Kostas Christides .... orchestrator (as Konstantinos Christides)
Kostas Christides .... score coordinator (as Konstantinos Christides)
Sandy DeCrescent .... orchestra contractor
Andrew Dorfman .... music editor
Robert Fernandez .... scoring mixer
M.B. Gordy .... musician: Percussion
Paul S. Henning .... orchestrator
Tanya Noel Hill .... music editor
Jon Kull .... orchestrator
Bill Liston .... orchestrator
Gerard K. Marino .... music producer: electronic score
Thomas Milano .... music editor
Flavio Motalla .... score producer
Don Nemitz .... orchestrator
Paul Oakenfold .... music supervisor
Steven L. Smith .... music preparation
James Thatcher .... musician: french horn
Jasper Randall .... scoring coordinator: Christopher Young (uncredited)
Gernot Wolfgang .... scoring coordinator (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Steve Bonner .... driver: special equipment
Alberto Coto .... driver
Vic Cuccia .... transportation captain
Bruce Fox .... transportation
James R. Guillory .... insert car driver
Buck Holland .... driver
William P. Lafon .... driver
Leo Landa .... driver: insert car
Randy Luna .... driver
Kenneth Newland .... driver
Jim Petti .... transportation
Dan Romero .... transportation coordinator
Michael Sean Ryan .... transportation co-captain
William Smallwood .... rigging electric driver
Jay Thompson .... driver
Erik Von Hof .... picture car department
Randy White .... picture car coordinator
Dean Winton .... driver
Bill Young .... precision driver coordinator
 
Other crew
Kennie Anderson .... production assistant
Terry Atchison .... armorer
Angela Athayde .... production assistant
Kent James Stewart Barber .... key assistant location manager
Leona Whitney Beatty .... production assistant
Stephen Bender .... production assistant
Bruce Benson .... helicopter pilot
Victoria Blackburn .... production assistant
John Bonnin .... head technician: Libra, stunt unit
Amanda Brand .... unit publicist
Allison Bryan .... production assistant
Brent Carlton .... support staff: Mr. Travolta
Jeffrey Caruso .... production assistant
Cory Cate .... set production assistant: second unit
Daniel R. Chavez .... executive in charge of post
Jennifer Cook .... location assistant
Chris Corrado .... production assistant
Julie Cummings .... production assistant
Chic Daniel .... police technical advisor
Maria De La Torre .... accounting assistant
Lonny Dubrofsky .... production assistant
Jay Duncan .... production assistant
Larry Eisenman .... assistant: Dan Cracchiolo
Frank J. Ellison .... production accountant
Danishka Esterhazy .... executive assistant: Frantic Films
Kieron Estrada .... assistant location manager
Rebecca Feldman .... accounting assistant
David Fencl .... armorer: second unit
Cliff Fleming .... helicopter pilot
Paul Gebeau .... production assistant
Julie Gilchrist .... production assistant
Alejandra Gravier .... second assistant accountant
Lisa Greenspan .... production coordinator
Daniel Griesmer .... assistant: Dominic Sena
Daniel Griesmer .... director assistant
Chris Gutierrez .... assistant location manager
Michael Haddad .... craft service
Chris Higgs .... production assistant
Craig Hosking .... aerial coordinator
John Humber .... production assistant
Merril Hummer .... technical advisor: fly fishing
Kyle Hutchison .... additional production assistant
Patrick G. Ingram .... medic: construction (as Patrick Ingram)
Nicholas Irwin .... second assistant accountant
Dan Isaacson .... support staff: Mr. Travolta
James Jacobson .... synthesizer programmer
Karen Jones .... assistant: Mr. Jackman
Phill Kane .... key assistant location manager
Tim Kendrick .... second assistant accountant
Rachel Kerns .... production assistant: second unit (as Rachel Fecchio)
Melina Kevorkian .... assistant: Joel Silver
Ahmed Kirdar .... set production assistant
David O. Krupnick .... set medic
David R. Lawson .... medic
Harry Lu .... armorer
Adam Lubanski .... interactive graphics designer
Nadege Marti .... miscellaneous crew
Karen Evette Martin .... production assistant
Paul Maurinac .... helicopter pilot
Meaghan F. McLaughlin .... set production assistant
Lisa Michele McTigue .... production assistant
Tom Mishler .... helicopter pilot
Michael Neal .... payroll accountant
Kenneth Newland .... dispatcher
Craig Nix .... super technocrane assistant
John Nolan .... production assistant
Shaun O'Banion .... additional set production assistant
Shaun O'Banion .... production assistant
Rick Ojeda .... production assistant
William Ostroff .... production assistant
Bill Phillips .... construction accountant
Jess Platt .... dialect coach: Hugh Jackman
James Popiden .... production assistant
Tamera Raines .... intern
Trudy Ramirez .... script supervisor (as Trudy G. Ramirez)
Michael P. Rarity Sr. .... helicopter pilot
Brian Read .... assistant: Jim Van Wyck
Jim Roberts .... set medic
Diane Rosenberg .... assistant production coordinator
Dan Rudert .... helicopter pilot
Ahmed Saker .... key set medic
Janell M. Sammelman .... additional set production assistant
Robert Sanford .... production assistant
Richard Schuler .... location manager
Julie Shack .... set production assistant
Burton Sharp .... adr group coordinator
Rick Shuster .... helicopter pilot
Andy Sowerwine .... production assistant
Gene Starzenski .... medic
Lynn Struiksma .... set production assistant
Susan Such .... assistant: Mr. Travolta
Miguel Sánchez .... support staff: Mr. Travolta
Jason Tamez .... production secretary
Bernadette Tanchauco .... accountant: re-shoot
Bernadette Tanchauco .... first assistant accountant
Michelle Tuella .... assistant: Joel Silver
Carson Turner .... assistant location manager
Ken Twohy .... production assistant: second unit
Maria Vallen .... assistant: Jonathan Krane
Lary Vinocur .... location assistant
Pete Waterman .... key production assistant
Tim Whisenant .... support staff: Mr. Travolta
Jason Zorigian .... production assistant
Anastasia Basche .... production assistant (uncredited)
Larry A. Burns Jr. .... background coordinator (uncredited)
Larry A. Burns Jr. .... production assistant (uncredited)
Anna L. Coats .... location assistant (uncredited)
Carey Goldstein .... stand-in (uncredited)
Dan Harder .... medic: construction/rigging (uncredited)
Craig Hosking .... pilot (uncredited)
Rayne Knudson .... additional production assistant (uncredited)
Adrian Lamo .... creative services (uncredited)
Peter V.O. Moore .... production assistant (uncredited)
Craig Rees .... body double (uncredited)
Marc Wolff .... helicopter pilot: France (uncredited)
Larry Zanoff .... armorer (uncredited)
 

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Argentina:13 | Australia:MA | Brazil:14 | Canada:18A (Alberta/British Columbia) | Canada:14A (Manitoba) | Canada:14 (Nova Scotia) | Canada:AA (Ontario) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Denmark:15 | Finland:K-15 | France:-12 | Germany:16 (w) | Hong Kong:IIB | Hungary:14 | Netherlands:16 | Netherlands:12 | New Zealand:R16 | Norway:15 | Peru:14 | Philippines:R-18 | Portugal:M/12 | Singapore:NC-16 (original rating) | Singapore:M18 (re-rating) | South Korea:15 | Spain:18 | Sweden:15 | Switzerland:14 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:14 (canton of Vaud) | UK:15 | USA:R (certificate #38324)

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The actors were all reacting to blank computer screens. The graphics were added later.See more »
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Continuity: After driving his daughter home, Stan reverses his car and hits the door of the FBI agents' car, breaking its passenger side window. When the car later catches up to him, you can see that its door and window are still in perfect shape.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Gabriel:You know what the problem with Hollywood is? They make shit. Unbelievable, unremarkable shit. Now I'm not some grungy wannabe filmmaker that's searching for existentialism through a haze of bong smoke or something. No, it's easy to pick apart bad acting, short-sighted directing, and a purely moronic stringing together of words that many of the studios term as "prose". No, I'm talking about the lack of realism. Realism; not a pervasive element in today's modern American cinematic vision. Take Dog Day Afternoon, for example. Arguably Pacino's best work, short of Scarface and Godfather Part 1, of course. Masterpiece of directing, easily Lumet's best. The cinematography, the acting, the screenplay, all top-notch. But... they didn't push the envelope. Now what if in Dog Day, Sonny wanted to get away with it, REALLY wanted to get away with it? What if - now here's the tricky part - what if he started killing hostages right away? No mercy, no quarter. "Meet our demands or the pretty blonde in the bellbottoms gets it the back of the head." Bam, splat! What, still no bus? Come on! How many innocent victims splattered across a window would it take to have the city reverse its policy on hostage situations? And this is 1976; there's no CNN, there's no CNBC, there's no internet! Now fast forward to today, present time, same situation. How quickly would the modern media make a frenzy over this? In a matter of hours, it'd be biggest story from Boston to Budapest! Ten hostages die, twenty, thirty; bam bam, right after another, all caught in high-def, computer-enhanced, color corrected. You can practically taste the brain matter. All for what? A bus, a plane? A couple of million dollars that's federally insured? I don't think so. Just a thought. I mean, it's not within the realm of conventional cinema... but what if?
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References Fight Club (1999)See more »
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40 out of 54 people found the following review useful.
Like a good old-fashioned action movie, but with a good plot., 9 June 2001
Author: jwillis81 from Los Angeles, CA

Swordfish was one of my anxiously awaited summer flicks. And after seeing it a couple hours ago, I am not at all disappointed. It's been awhile since I've seen a truly enjoyable, mature action movie. With the slew of PG-13 action movies of recent years, it's refreshing to see one that at least acknowledges that many intense situations do involve language, sex, and mixed character reactions - it wasn't just another black and white, good and bad movie where the good guy does only good things and the bad guy has only evil intentions. The good guy (Jackman) didn't always do the right thing, and the bad guy (Travolta) could hardly be accused of sinister motives.

The film starts off with a bang ... literally. A big-time action sequence to get out attention, then a flashback to show how the climax of the film came to pass. The out-of-order editing was actually effective and interesting, rather than seeming like yet another failed attempt to mimic Pulp Fiction and those other movies that brought attention to the idea of showing a film out of chronological order.

Jackman was great as computer hacker Stanley Jobson, devoted father who just happened to get brought down for computer-related felonies after hacking into and making public an FBI e-mail surveillance operation. Forbidden to even touch a computer for the rest of his days, he is lured back into the life by Travolta, who offers him $100,000 just to meet him (and take an interesting version of an initiation). Jackman is quickly becoming Hollywood A-list material, and with his performance in Swordfish, it's easy to see why. He can keep up with the smooth-talking, fast-moving Travolta as well as show enough emotion to make him seem like a real person and not just a run-of-the-mill action hero.

The plot of the film is fantastic. It's not just a typical heist film, or action plot where the hero has to save the hostages, blowing the hell out of the bad guys in the process. The plot is complex, interwoven, and has a point. The plot was crucial to keeping interest during the slow parts of the film. Starting out with an action sequence carries the danger of losing audience interest if not followed up by more and more action. Thankfully, the plot manages to retain interest during those points in the film where things aren't exploding and buses aren't flying through metropolitan airspace, suspended from a heavy loading chopper.

The best part about this film was the interractions between the characters. Stanley is a smart guy, and Gabriel's smarter. Just when Stanley (and the audience) thinks they have Gabriel in a tight spot, he'll surprise everyone with some improvised ingenuity. There are so many films in the action genre that result to dumbing down the smart villains, just so the hero of the story will look good when he comes up with a relatively weak solution to the complex plot. The villains often slip up or make some kind of fatal faux pas in judgment that allows the hero to triumph. There's none of that here. The hero and villain are both smart, and both stay that way until the very end.

This is a great summer movie. See it. See it twice or three times, even. If you're looking for high art or something that really speaks to you and changes the way you see the world, don't see it. But if you want to see a movie for the sake of entertainment and having a good time, Swordfish is the movie to go to. If Swordfish is any indication of the rest of this summer's big action blockbusters, we're certainly in good shape this year.

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