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Double Whammy -- A world-weary police detective who fails to stop a fast-food restaurant massacre struggles to regain his departmental reputation, public image and self-worth.
Double Whammy -- A world-weary police detective who fails to stop a fast-food restaurant massacre struggles to regain his departmental reputation, public image and self-worth.


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3 August 2001 (Portugal) See more »
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  (in credits order)

Denis Leary ... Ray Pluto

Elizabeth Hurley ... Dr. Ann Beamer

Luis Guzmán ... Juan Benitez

Victor Argo ... Lt. Spigot

Chris Noth ... Chick Dimitri

Donald Faison ... Cletis

Keith Nobbs ... Duke

Steve Buscemi ... Jerry Cubbins

Maurice Compte ... Jo Jo

Otto Sanchez ... Ping Pong

Melonie Diaz ... Maribel Benitez

Millie Tirelli ... Yolanda
Kevin Olson ... Ricky Lapinski

Joe D'Angerio ... Detective Janks

Maurice G. Smith ... Boover
Rachel Avalon ... Carla
Stephanie Ortiz ... Brenda
Rachel Vasquez ... Lucy

Kerry Li ... News Reporter
Sara Lee Kessler ... Gina Lavina

Bill Boggs ... Bill Berman

Marjan Neshat ... Nikki
Tamika Thomas ... Tracey
Laurie Wallace ... Caprice

Gerry Bamman ... Mayor

Sally Jessy Raphael ... Herself

Sharon Wilkins ... Techa
Maurice Shrog ... Ed
Marilyn Rockafellow ... Nora

Caprice Benedetti ... Shelley
Leslie Lyles ... Lola Fontaine

Daniel Margotta ... Truck Driver
Panicker Upendran ... Abdul

Suzanne Smith ... Waitress
Heather Dillon ... Splashed Woman

Christian Baskous ... Man Smoking
Toni Redman ... Woman Smoking

Geoffrey Cantor ... Maitre'd

Gloria Irizarry ... Woman in hospital
Jose Robelo ... Man in Hospital
Danny Seckel ... Burger Bar Clerk

Mike Russo ... Desert storm
Erin Hogarty ... Cheerleader #1
Daisy Baldwin ... Cheerleader #2
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Marshall Dancing Elk Lucas ... Passerby (uncredited)

Riley G. Matthews Jr. ... NYPD Police Officer (uncredited)

Directed by
Tom DiCillo 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Tom DiCillo 

Produced by
Mike Delich .... executive producer
Larry Katz .... producer
David Kronemeyer .... producer
Jim Serpico .... producer
Marcus Viscidi .... producer
Norm Waitt .... executive producer
Meredith Zamsky .... co-producer
Denis Leary .... producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Jim Farmer 
Cinematography by
Robert D. Yeoman 
Film Editing by
Camilla Toniolo 
Casting by
Susan Shopmaker 
Production Design by
Michael Shaw 
Art Direction by
Shawn Carroll 
Set Decoration by
Ondine Karady 
Costume Design by
Jennifer von Mayrhauser 
Makeup Department
Tracey Lee .... hair stylist: Ms. Hurley
Tracey Lee .... makeup artist: Ms. Hurley
Kerrie Smith .... dept. head hairstylist
Meredith Soupios .... key makeup artist
Sanja Milic .... additional makeup artist (uncredited)
Production Management
Lori Johnson .... production supervisor
Meredith Zamsky .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Lisa M. Rowe .... second assistant director
Stephen Wertimer .... assistant director
Art Department
Peter Allburn .... scenic artist
Anthony Baldasare .... on-set dresser
Jeff Butcher .... property master
Alison Froling .... assistant set decorator
Jonathan Graham .... key construction grip
Mario Herrera .... charge scenic
Akeo Ihara .... assistant property master
Robin Koenig .... lead man
Gordon Krause .... key shop craftsman
Nick Miller .... construction coordinator
Paul Roer .... set dresser
Alexander Wei .... art department coordinator
Flo Frintzilas .... scenic artist (uncredited)
Byron K. Lovelace .... set dresser (uncredited)
Sound Department
Ryan Collison .... foley engineer
Kenton Jakub .... adr editor
Paul Koronkiewicz .... boom operator
Brian Langman .... foley editor
Jeff Livesey .... boom operator (as Jeffrey Livesey)
Tony Martinez .... dialogue editor
Sylvia Menno .... dialogue editor
Eliza Paley .... supervising sound editor
Mathew Price .... sound recordist
Paul P. Soucek .... sound effects editor
Eric Strausser .... assistant sound editor
Dominick Tavella .... sound re-recording mixer
Brian Vancho .... foley artist
Magdaline Volaitis .... sound effects editor
Special Effects by
Wilfred Caban .... special effects assistant (as Will Caban)
Carmen Campolo .... special effects assistant
Steven Kirshoff .... special effects coordinator (as Steve Kirshoff)
Fred Kraemer .... special effects assistant
Visual Effects by
Jennifer Basnyat .... title designer
Danny Aiello III .... stunt coordinator
Jay Carrado .... stunt double: Jo Jo (as Jay Corrado)
Norman Douglass .... stunt double: Ping Pong
Frank Ferrara .... stunts
Tim Gallin .... stunts
Don Hewitt .... stunts
Joanne Lamstein .... stunts
Angela Meryl .... stunts
Janet Paparazzo .... stunt double: Shelley
Connie Picard .... stunts
Don Picard .... stunts
Jodi Michelle Pynn .... stunts
Michael Russo .... stunt coordinator (as Mike Russo)
Camera and Electrical Department
Robert M. Andres .... key grip
Tony Arnaud .... grip
Will Arnot .... Steadicam operator
Terrence Laron Burke .... grip
Mel Cannon .... grip
Lamont Crawford .... dolly grip
Andy Day .... gaffer (as Andrew J. Day)
Kevin Flynn .... grip
Michael Fradianni .... electrician
Daryl Furr .... electrician
Jonathan Herron .... camera operator (as Jonathon Herron)
Francis Leach .... electrician
Bruce MacCallum .... camera operator
Johnny North .... additional camera operator
Rocco Palmieri .... generator operator
Carl Peterson .... grip
Storn Peterson .... assistant camera
Mike Reed .... best boy electric (as Michael Reed)
Lowell Schulman .... electrician
Jamie Silverstein .... camera operator: "b" camera
Andrew Zuch .... video playback operator
Casting Department
Byron Crystal .... extras casting
Erica Palgon .... casting associate
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Denise Andres .... set costumer
Julie Cottrell .... costume production assistant
Patricia Eiben .... costumer (as Patty Eiben)
Barbara Hause .... wardrobe supervisor
Daniele Hollywood .... assistant costume designer
Editorial Department
Fred Heid .... color timer
Sandra Nash .... assistant editor
Patricia Sztaba .... negative matcher
Stan Sztaba .... negative matcher
Music Department
Patrick Mullins .... music editor
Other crew
Michael Barnes .... financial legal services
David F. Bianculli .... production assistant
Amy Carter .... first assistant production accountant
Augie Carton .... key set production assistant
Jennifer Chambers .... office production assistant
Bartow Church .... assistant to producer
Ged Dickersin .... location manager
Malcom Dodson .... set production assistant
Chris Doss .... executive in charge of finance
Mary Gambardella .... script supervisor
Bill Garvey .... location scout
Rinaldo Guerra .... set production assistant
Rodrigo Guerrero .... production assistant
Joanna L. Rees Jones .... distribution executive
Kathleen E. Kearney .... key set production assistant (as Kathleen Kearney)
Chris Laker .... assistant production coordinator
Robert A. Levine .... unit publicist
Robert Milazzo .... on-set assistant
Kevon Murphy .... location assistant
Jonathan Roumie .... location scout
Peter Sabat .... production coordinator
Paul Tompkins .... payroll accountant
Jeanne Van Cott .... production executive
Adam T. Weisinger .... production assistant
Elizabeth Zagrany .... production accountant

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
Rated R for language, violence, some sexuality and drug use
93 min | UK:100 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Australia:MA (cable rating) | France:U | Germany:16 | Iceland:12 | Italy:T | New Zealand:R16 | Spain:13 | Sweden:15 | UK:15 | USA:R (certificate #38135)

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Crew or equipment visible: During the initial wide shot of Ray waiting by the river for Ann, the end of the dolly track is visible.See more »
Movie Connections:
References Home Alone (1990)See more »


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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
A nice surprise, 9 January 2003
Author: ( from Kimberling City, MO.

I was surprised last night when I saw the poster for this one at Blockbuster. Being a big Steve Buscemi fan, I try to keep up on his work but I must have missed this one somewhere. Denis Leary and Elizabeth Hurley were also top-billed so I decided to take it home. Once it was all said and done, I had gotten pretty much what I had expected: An offbeat comedy with quirky characters and some unexpected touches of heart. I can't say I care much for the title, but the movie does make for a pretty entertaining 90 minutes.

Denis Leary plays the somewhat burnt-out detective, Ray Pluto, who has just failed to stop a big shooting from going down at a local fast food joint. It's a mess, to say the least, and it doesn't help that the crime was stopped by a dorky seven year old kid with coke bottle glasses. This disgrace, and a bad back problem (which was the cause for the said fast food incident) has forced him to take a little time off, where he meets up with a sexy chiropractor played by none other than Liz Hurley.

Meanwhile, we meet the Superintendent of Ray's apartment building (Luis Guzman who's great as ever), the super's teenage daughter, a couple of identically dressed, bumbling screenwriters, and a couple of crooks who are even dumber. Since the whole thing moves at a nice leisurely pace, we learn that Ray is not the luckiest guy in the world. He recently lost his wife and son in a horrible accident and his big pleasure is to smoke pot and watch aerobic videos. His partner, Jerry (Buscemi) is having problems concerning his sexuality and the case that he was on has just been assigned to another detective. Not only does he have a recent tragedy to deal with, but also a bad back and a ruined reputation to restore.

While watching all of the fun characters, you can be sure that they will all cross paths sooner or later, and somehow, everything will tie together in the end. I had a fun time with this one and surprisingly, one particularly emotional scene near the end, brought a tear to my eye. That's very surprising for a movie like this. If you're not a fan of the actors or the genre, then you may have a hard time with it, but if oddball characters are your thing, then you'll be right at home. 8/10

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