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Release Date:
5 December 2001 (Greece) See more »
There's Nothing Real In This... But The Money.
A woman is released from prison and heads home to help outwit a local mob boss and pull off the scam of a lifetime. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Robert Patrick ... Ray Bennett

Jennifer Esposito ... Olive Dee 'Harley' Klintucker

Mike Starr ... Tono

Melissa Joan Hart ... C.J.

Mike Hagerty ... Red

Michael J. Pollard ... Don

Colm Meaney ... Gin O'Malley

Vyto Ruginis ... Motel manager

Kyle T. Heffner ... Vinnie 'Pipe' Pipolino

Robert Deacon ... Skull
Brian Abercrombie ... Lenny / 'Charlie Friendly'

Val Lauren ... Pez

Kenneth Moskow ... Jimmy (bank teller)

David Jean Thomas ... Mr. Jones
Brenda Nowatka ... Waitress
Rich 'The Body' Wiley ... Corpse
Bill Davis ... FBI Agent #1
Larry Tuff ... FBI agent #2
Maurice Chevalier ... FBI agent #3
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Dan Underwood ... Peeping tom at fence
Philip J. Jones ... FBI Agent Legs (uncredited)

Brian Q. Kelley ... FBI Agent (uncredited)
Priscilla Padilla ... Doorman Tipper (uncredited)
Brian Penikas ... Diner Patron (uncredited)

Directed by
Philip J. Jones  (as Phil Jones)
Writing credits
Philip J. Jones (written by) (as Phil Jones) &
Lillian A. Jackson (written by) &
Jennifer Farrell (written by)

Produced by
Colin Chin .... co-producer
Jennifer Farrell .... line producer
Donald G. Hunt .... executive producer
Philip J. Jones .... producer (as Phil Jones)
Matt McCombs .... producer
Priscilla Padilla .... associate producer
Steve Tymon .... co-producer
Original Music by
Cindy Valentine Leone  (as Valentine Leone)
Carl Wurtz 
Cinematography by
Maximo Munzi 
Film Editing by
John Rigelhof 
Production Design by
Michael Voelker 
Art Direction by
Jennifer Parsond 
Set Decoration by
Tia Nawls 
Costume Design by
Bethany Scott 
Makeup Department
Angel Radefeld .... hair stylist
Angel Radefeld .... makeup department head
Teri H. Sabolic .... assistant makeup artist (as Teri L. Huettinger)
Production Management
John Rigelhof .... post-production supervisor
Robb Thomas .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Steven Hacker .... second assistant director
Joel Morales .... first assistant director
John Rigelhof .... second unit director
John Tuttle .... second second assistant director
Art Department
Amanda Brighton .... property assistant
Bradley Grose .... graphic artist
Phillip Horton .... swing gang
Dan Houston .... swing gang
Tim Mellman .... property master
Joyce Minner .... property assistant
David W. Pelsue .... storyboard artist
Nabi Startian .... swing gang
Gwen Tilly .... property assistant
Sound Department
Michael Anthony .... assistant sound editor
Christian August .... foley editor
Christian August .... foley mixer
Manvel Barsegyan .... sound mixer
Adam DeCoster .... foley artist
Sean Erin .... sound effects editor
Crystal Graeff .... assistant sound editor
George R. Groves Jr. .... adr mixer
George R. Groves Jr. .... re-recording mixer
George R. Groves Jr. .... sound editor
Gor Haroutunian .... boom operator
Trudy Hodges .... cable person
Jeremy Hoenack .... adr editor
Jeremy Hoenack .... dialogue editor
Jeremy Hoenack .... re-recording mixer
Jeremy Hoenack .... supervising sound editor
Dakota Lucas .... assistant sound editor
Maria Ricatta .... foley artist
Special Effects by
Roy Ceballos .... effects foreman
Sonny Kato Chapman .... lab technician
Josh Hakian .... special effects coordinator
Brian Penikas .... designer: Makeup & Monsters
Ron Althoff .... stunt coordinator
Stephen Bridgewater .... stunt performer
Cindi Flynn .... stunt performer
Joey Fritz .... stunt performer
Gilley Grey .... stunt performer
Freddy Helmer .... stunt performer
Camera and Electrical Department
Eric D. Anderson .... first assistant camera
Charlie Butler .... grip
Rob Carius .... best boy electric
David Carlson .... still photographer
Kevin Ceausu .... grip
Paul Deng .... director of photography: additional photography
Alfredo Denila .... key grip (as Alfredo S. Denila III)
Steve Francis .... electrician
Marlon Franklin .... grip
Marc Gates .... best boy grip
Fausto Grajeda .... grip
Colin Hudson .... Steadicam operator (as Colin D. Hudson)
Paul Kim .... dolly grip
Wes Llewellyn .... director of photography: second unit
Yae Nobuta .... second assistant camera
Fabien Pruvot .... still photographer
Mark Robinson .... first assistant camera: second unit
Eric Schreyer .... electrician
Sean Tanner .... gaffer (as Sean Forest Tanner)
Pat Tinker .... dolly grip
John Van Valkenburgh .... grip: second unit (as John P. Van Valkenburgh)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Carrie Bishop .... assistant wardrobe
Lana Tibbs .... assistant wardrobe
Kharen Zeunert .... wardrobe supervisor
Editorial Department
Torri Cambell .... assistant editor
Kelly Dulee .... assistant editor
Jackie London .... apprentice editor
Jake Loyd .... apprentice editor
Troy Winston .... assistant editor
Brian Q. Kelley .... electronic editorial (uncredited)
Location Management
Burt Hunter .... location manager
Penny Perry .... location manager
Larry Stein .... location manager
Scott Taylor .... location manager
Music Department
Terry Lawson .... assistant music supervisor
Other crew
Jenny Calcara .... assistant to producers
Steve Cates .... production assistant
Jeff Gideon Cramer .... production assistant
Bill Davis .... armorer
Paul Gracon .... script supervisor
Tyler Heller .... production assistant
Rex Imperial .... production accountant
Juliet Kantor .... assistant: Mr. Chin
Ryan McCombs .... assistant to director
Sy Merrill .... assistant accountant
Ann Murphy .... production assistant
Phyllis Overall .... production assistant
Babette Santos .... production assistant
Mike 'Crazy Bud' Shaefer .... production assistant
Rhonda Wheelan .... craft service
Lilly Ziegler .... dialect coach
Stephen Bridgewater .... drama coach (uncredited)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
Rated R for language
Australia:90 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Australia:M | Iceland:16 | Netherlands:16 | UK:15 | USA:R (certificate #39007)

Did You Know?

Continuity: When Robert Patrick's character checks into the motel, he's told that all the rooms are for smoking. But when the "hit man" comes out of his room at about 1:05, there is a "No Smoking" sign on the door.See more »
Olive Dee 'Harley' Klintucker:You know, the speed limit is 55.
Ray Bennett:Was I speeding?
[speedometer shows 50]
Olive Dee 'Harley' Klintucker:No, but if you go any slower, we're gonna be going backwards.
See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Lost in Translation (2003)See more »
Too Good to Be TrueSee more »


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9 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Funny and entertaining. Dark comedy at it's best., 3 December 2001
Author: laurakarma from Los Angeles, CA

The camera loves Jennifer Esposito in this dark comedy. Great acting and directing, this film takes you on a ride through crime and sick humor. Melissa Joan Hart is hilarious in this film. If you like Quentin Tarantino films, you'll love this one.

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