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  (in credits order)

Harvey Keitel ... Zolo

Joey Lauren Adams ... Inspector Julia Hyde

Ed Quinn ... Dr. Richard Avery

Gulshan Grover ... Sr. Inspector Vijay Kumar
Stefan Djordjevic ... Sam Avery
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Shamaz Begum ... Young Prostitute
Sherlyn Chopra ... Indian Nanny (as Mona Chopra)
Suresh Gera ... Concierge
B. Gurudas ... Bookseller
Sue Hainsworth ... Sylvia
K. Krishna Kumar ... Phone Man
Meghna Maheshwari ... Woman in Sari
Dennis Marcis ... Man at Brothel

Tony Mirrcandani ... Kidnapper (as Tony Mirchandani)
Kumar Murukurchy ... Heavy Set Man
Maliki Sarah Paul ... Convention Speaker
Simon Paul ... Bellman
Raman Punjabi ... Pick-up Man
Yousuf Quasim ... Goonda #1
D.S. Raju ... Driver
Rakesh ... Drug Courier
Panduranga Rao ... African Doctor
Ram Mohan Rao ... Old Begger
Ramchander Rao ... Old Man
Roshan ... Doorman
Charan Saluja ... Sub Inspector
Deependra Shadab ... Thug at Club
Roy Shadab ... Thug at Club

Lalith Sharma ... Police Superintendent
Satish Sharma ... Inspector Ganesh
Amarjeet Singh ... Turbanned Doctor
Raju Singh ... Goonda #2
Vasu Vangala ... Sub Inspector
Vinay Varma ... Tiger

Directed by
Jack Sholder 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Michael Cordell  written by
Gregory Gieras  screenplay

Produced by
Vicky Pike .... producer
Morris Ruskin .... producer
Original Music by
J. Peter Robinson 
Cinematography by
Ajayan Vincent (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Andy Horvitch 
Production Design by
Jonathan A. Carlson 
Makeup Department
Julie Duffer .... key hair stylist
Sharon Phillon .... key makeup artist
Production Management
Shani Tuch .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Carl Lawrence Ludwig .... first assistant director
Sound Department
Kami Asgar .... supervising sound editor
Brad Bryan .... sound mixer
Alan Decker .... sound re-recording mixer
William Griggs .... sound designer
Tim Philben .... sound re-recording mixer
Tim Tuchrello .... first assistant sound editor
David Weisberg .... adr mixer
Visual Effects by
Brady Hallongren .... title opticals supervisor
Sean Hewitt .... optical printer operator
Rita Schrag .... optical printing supervisor
Jim Stewart .... optical designer
Abid Baluch .... stunt double
Arif Baluch .... stunt double
Shaik Kamruddin .... stunt coordinator
Shaik Sohail .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Jacques Haitkin .... director of photography: additional photography
Shyamala Rao .... still photographer
Brad Wallace .... assistant camera: additional photography
Casting Department
Dan Parada .... additional casting: Los Angeles
Editorial Department
Chris Weber .... negative cutter
Music Department
Bradford Ellis .... orchestrator (as Bradford T. Ellis)
Rick Hart .... score mixer
Lise Richardson .... supervising music editor (as Lisé Richardson)
J. Peter Robinson .... orchestrator
J. Peter Robinson .... score mixer
Other crew
Francesco Belfiore .... personal assistant: Harvey Keitel
Dave Keffer .... title designer
Justin Leibow .... title designer
Mat Nastos .... production assistant
Prabhan Sanyal .... script supervisor
Asb Subramanyam .... location manager
Denis O'Sullivan .... assistant: Harvey Keitel (uncredited)

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Rated R for language and some violence
Brazil:94 min | USA:100 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Canada:14A (Ontario) | Finland:K-15 | Netherlands:12 | Netherlands:16 (VHS/DVD rating) | USA:R
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Audio/visual unsynchronized: In the opening sequence a drugs runner comes riding on on a bike. A sound is mixed in from a 2-stroke engine. When the drugs runner comes closer, it is clearly visible he is riding a 4-stroke bike. When he later tries the flee, he jumps on an other bike. That on is a 2 stroke.See more »
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4 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Where did Harvey and Joey Lauren go wrong?, 23 July 2003
Author: rolinmoe from Austin, TX

This movie starts downhill the moment we fly with our protagonist to India, which is a montage of canned footage and poor set designs. The enciting scene where Ed Quinn's son is kidnapped is shot in a gaudy rendition of an Indian convention center, with stereotypical Hindi designs and gold plating covering every wall and pillar. Quinn runs outside to see if he can find his son, and we cut to yet another canned shot of Delhi street life.

The film says it was shot in India. I cannot believe that anyone with a budget to shoot overseas would create such atrocious sets rather than shoot on-location. I cannot believe that any native Indian would take part in such a grotesque representation of the nation and its people. The script is predictable, and while Joey Laruen Adams and Harvey Keitel aren't bad actors, this story does their respective careers no favors.

I hate to be rude, because it is an accomplishment that this film went through production and distribution, but the best moment in the film is the fade to black. This film shows no respect to the nation of India or its people, nor to the tenents of a good script or good acting.

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