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Release Date:
10 January 2003 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
When the trail goes cold on a murder investigation of a policeman an undercover narcotics officer is lured back to the force to help solve the case. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)
Dan Leis ... Elvin Dowd

Jason Patric ... Nick Tellis
Lloyd Adams ... Walter Dandridge
Meagan Issa ... Little Girl
Lina Giornofelice ... Jeanine Mueller (as Lina Felice)

Alan C. Peterson ... Freeman Franks

Karen Robinson ... Liz Detmer

Chi McBride ... Captain Cheevers
Booth Savage ... Cecil Mitchum

Alan Van Sprang ... Michael Calvess
Gavyn Donaldson ... Tellis' Infant Son
Myles Donaldson ... Tellis' Infant Son

Krista Bridges ... Audrey Tellis

Ray Liotta ... Henry Oak
Thomas Patrice ... Officer Marcotte
Garry Robbins ... Biker
Lilette Wiens ... Strung Out Woman
Omar Samuels ... Crackhead Junkie
Mauricio Rodas ... Strung Out Man
Darren John ... Drug Dealer
Steve Hunt ... Porn Shop Dude

Paulino Nunes ... Officer Ellis Breaves
Marilo Nunez ... Ruiz' Smoldering Squeeze

John Ortiz ... Octavio Ruiz
Tony De Santis ... Medical Examiner Art Harlan (as Tony DeSantis)
Carson Durven ... Leonard 'Leo Lee' Leflore
Donna Croce ... Oak's Wife
Kevin Rushton ... Meth Dealer

Stacey Farber ... Young Kathryn

Anne Openshaw ... Kathryn Calvess
Mallory Mahoney ... Calvess' Daughter
Carly Marie Alves ... Lilian Rose Calvess

Bishop Brigante ... Eugene 'Deacon' Sheps (as Bishop)

Busta Rhymes ... Darnell 'Big D Love' Beery
Richard Chevolleau ... Latroy Steeds
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Paul Puzzella ... Street punk (uncredited)

Ken Rudulph ... Cop (uncredited)
Bradley Sawatzky ... Cop (uncredited)
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Directed by
Joe Carnahan 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Joe Carnahan (written by)

Produced by
Jed Baron .... co-executive producer
Peter Block .... executive producer
Tom Cruise .... executive producer
Andy Emilio .... co-executive producer
Randall Emmett .... executive producer
George Furla .... executive producer
Carol Gillson .... co-executive producer
David Glasser .... executive producer (as David C. Glasser)
Michael Z. Gordon .... executive producer
Michelle Grace .... producer
Michael S. Grayson .... co-executive producer
Tony Grazia .... line producer
Brian R. Keathley .... co-executive producer
Seth J. Kittay .... associate producer (as Seth Kittay)
Ray Liotta .... producer
Stephen Montgomery .... associate producer
Diane Nabatoff .... producer
Julius R. Nasso .... producer
Sharon Seto .... field producer: EPK
Adam M. Stone .... executive producer (as Adam Stone)
Scott G. Stone .... executive producer
Paula Wagner .... executive producer
Jeff G. Waxman .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Cliff Martinez 
 
Cinematography by
Alex Nepomniaschy (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
John Gilroy 
 
Casting by
Felicia Fasano 
Mary Vernieu 
Clare Walker 
 
Production Design by
Greg Beale 
Taavo Soodor 
 
Art Direction by
Greg Beale 
 
Set Decoration by
Jeffrey Butler  (as Jeff Butler)
 
Costume Design by
Gersha Phillips 
 
Makeup Department
Tracy Bentley .... makeup artist
Russell Cate .... on-set makeup effects
Susan Exton-Stranks .... key hair stylist (as Susan Exton Stranks)
Judy Lovell .... makeup artist
Diane Mazur .... key makeup artist
Amanda Milne .... hair stylist
Leanne Morrison .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Daniel Hank .... additional production supervisor
Stephen Montgomery .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Tony Grazia .... second unit director
Michael Johnson .... first assistant director
Andrea McCabe .... third assistant director
Alison McFarlane .... trainee assistant director
Pierre Ouellet .... third assistant director
Andrew Pritchard .... trainee assistant director
Marcel Saumure .... second assistant director (as Marcel P. Saumure)
Raj Singh .... trainee assistant director
 
Art Department
Richard Armstrong .... set dresser
Jon Bankson .... construction coordinator
Gil Barbosa .... scenic painter
Darryl Beebe .... set dresser
Andeu Bertos .... set dresser
Tracy Bock .... art department coordinator
Jamie Bogdanovich .... carpenter
Jude Britton .... scenic painter
Mark Bryson .... construction foreperson
Hamish Buchanan .... second assistant art director
Su Cordero .... storyboards
Joe Doto .... assistant property master (as Giuseppe Doto)
Brian Dudley .... labor
Visvaldis Freimanis .... carpenter (as Vis Freinanis)
Christopher Galea .... set dresser
David Greig .... set dresser
Andrew Hill .... set dresser
Cameron Hoffman .... key scenic artist
Sean Hollis .... scenic painter
Robin Klein .... props
Victoria Klein .... property master
Diana Magnus .... assistant art director
Jack McCullough .... scenic painter (as John McCullough)
Mark McGann .... lead set dresser (as Mark W. McGann)
Bradley McInnis .... scenic painter
David McQuiston .... carpenter
Steve Meil .... scenic painter (as Stephen Meil)
J.D. Moore .... carpenter
Graydon Nichols .... carpenter (as Graydon Nicmols)
Norm Ouzounis .... set dresser
Sean Rourke .... set dresser
Jeff Schouten .... labor (as Jeffrey Schouten)
Stephen Travis .... props
Tamara Ulisko .... assistant art director
Susan Worts .... on-set dresser (as Susan Wallace Worts)
David Wright .... labor
Michael Zaharuk .... scenic painter (as Michael Zacharuk)
 
Sound Department
Tom D. Backman .... digital transferer
Alek Bromke .... adr assistant: Toronto
Richard Duarte .... foley mixer
Rolando Duque .... boom operator
Jake Eberle .... sound effects editor
Jerry Gilbert .... sound re-recording mixer
Marcel Lehrer .... sound coordinator (as Marcel Lehren)
Mark McNeilly .... boom operator (as Mark D. McNeilly)
Dominique Meyer .... stage recordist
Jonathan Miller .... supervising sound effects design editor
Michael Miller .... adr mixer
Andrew Patterson .... adr editor
Rick Penn .... sound mixer (as Richard Penn)
Paul Ratajczak .... sound re-recording mixer
Paul Ratajczak .... supervising sound editor
Shelley Roden .... foley artist (as Shelley Smith)
Jamie Scarpuzza .... sound mixer
Shelley Smith .... foley artist (as Shelly Smith)
William Tabanou .... sound editor
Lance Wiseman .... dialogue editor
James Wright .... consultant: Dolby
 
Special Effects by
Jonathan Ahee .... special effects assistant
Mark Ahee .... special effects assistant
Jason Blagdon .... special effects assistant
Darcy Callaghan .... special effects assistant
Michael Gagnon .... special effects assistant (as Michel Gagnon)
Michael Innanen .... special effects technician
John LaForet .... special effects coordinator (as John Laforet)
Dana Sarafinchan .... special effects assistant
Jason Stanton .... special effects assistant
David Waszak .... special effects assistant (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Brady Hallongren .... title opticals supervisor
Sean Hewitt .... optical printer operator: Stewart Motion Picture Services
Rita Schrag .... optical printing supervisor: Stewart Motion Picture Services
Jim Stewart .... optical designer: Stewart Motion Picture Services
 
Stunts
Eric Bryson .... stunt coordinator
Randy Butcher .... stunts
Errol Gee .... stunts (as Errol G)
Chad Keens-Douglas .... stunts
Danny Lima .... stunt performer
Danny Lima .... stunts
Daryl Patchett .... stunts
Ken Quinn .... stunt coordinator
Robert Racki .... stunts
Don Stockford .... stunts (as Donny Stockford)
Bryan Thomas .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Cynthia Barlow .... first company grip
Dean Dallas Bentley .... grip
Jonathan Brown .... electrician
Randy Brown .... generator operator
Deanna Cadette .... second assistant camera (as Deanna Ivy Cadette)
Steve Challis .... electrician (as Stephen Challis)
Michael Courtney .... still photographer
Carolyn Cox .... additional first assistant camera
Bob Davidson .... chief lighting technician (as D.R.[Bob] Davidson)
Douglas W. Dixon .... electrician
William Eichler .... assistant camera
Nicholas Fasullo .... first company grip
Ross Fasullo .... first company grip
Cy Fawcett .... grip
Henry Fong .... grip
Michael Fylyshtan .... additional camera operator
Mark Giles .... additional second assistant camera
Jason Greenslade .... dolly grip operator
Thomas Higney .... grip
Paul Howden .... grip
Reni Hoz .... first assistant camera
Ken Huff .... grip
Vanessa Ireson .... additional first assistant camera
Chris Kelly .... grip
Rohan Lawrence .... grip
Junior Lewis .... camera trainee
Mike Macauley .... chief rigging electrician (as Mike Macaulay)
Ari Magder .... film loader (as Ari Magdor)
Heidi McKnight .... grip
Ryan McMaster .... director of photography: second unit
Michael Meagher .... additional second assistant camera (as M. Meagher)
Andrew Medicky .... additional first assistant camera
Joseph Micomonaco .... additional first assistant camera (as Joseph Micomonaw)
Bruce Morton .... electrician
Lars Niederhauser .... electrician (as L.R. Niederhauser)
Mark Penney .... camera trainee
Eva Percewicz .... additional second assistant camera
Cathy Petch .... electrician
Geoff Pope .... first company rigging grip (as Geoffrey Pope)
Stephen Roberts .... electrician
David Rumley .... film loader
Chirayouth Jim Saysana .... additional first assistant camera (as Chirayouth Saysana)
Robert Skates .... assistant camera
John Craig Steele .... first company rigging grip
Jack Studzienny .... grip
Michelle Wachter .... grip (as Michelle Waechter)
Mark Willis .... camera operator: "a" camera
Chris Wilson .... grip
Tara Yates .... additional second assistant camera
Ramesh Yogendran .... electrician
 
Casting Department
Sara Cuthbert .... extras casting (as Sarah Cuthbert)
Marta Tomkiw .... assistant extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Koreann Ciandre .... costumer (as Koreann Ciandré)
Heather Crepp .... costume truck supervisor
Wayne Godfrey .... costume set supervisor
Michael Ground .... costume shopper
Christine Hartmann .... costumer
Andrea Jenkins .... costumer
Stephanie Lees .... assistant costume designer
Michelle Lyte .... costumer
Karen Steele .... costumer
Liz Walter .... costumer (as Elizabeth Walter)
 
Editorial Department
Bob Fredrickson .... color timer
Nancy Hirami .... post-production associate
Charlene Olson .... assistant editor
Mila Patriki .... dailies colorist
Carol Stutz .... first assistant editor
Richard Weinman .... post-production
 
Music Department
Tobias Enhus .... composer: music atmospheres
Michael Z. Gordon .... music producer
Dan Kolton .... composer: additional score
Peter Maunu .... musician: guitar noises
Brian Ross .... music supervisor
Fredrik Sarhagen .... music editor
Fredrik Sarhagen .... score mixer
David Torn .... musician: guitar noises
 
Transportation Department
Rick Anglin .... transportation captain (as Rick Z. Anglin)
Graeme Atherton .... driver
Dan Carleton .... driver
David Di Venanzo .... head driver (as Dave Di Venanzo)
Naeda Keeler .... driver
Robert MacLean .... driver (as Rob McLean)
Brian Marwick .... driver
Dave Marwick .... transportation coordinator
Bob Mitchell .... driver: honeywagon (as Bob Michell)
Jane Siekris .... driver
Minon White .... driver (as Manon White)
Minon White .... driver
Minon White .... driver: cast
 
Other crew
Alan Alters .... senior technical advisor
Susan Bartholomew .... production auditor
John 'Frenchie' Berger .... gun wrangler (as Frenchie Burger)
Steve Cardone .... completion guarantee: Worldwide Film Completion, Inc.
Lyssa J. Caster .... assistant: Mr. Grazia
Don Cornelius .... location scout
Greg Coultas .... production assistant
Donna Croce .... script supervisor
Debbie Crow .... craft service
Michael Deyo .... production assistant (as Mike Deyo)
Phillip Glasser .... production executive
Tynan Grierson .... assistant: Mr. Carnahan
Christian Hamilton .... assistant production coordinator
Ali Jazayeri .... production financing
Adam Jordan .... production assistant
Tom Joyner .... completion guarantee: Worldwide Film Completion, Inc.
Monica Kim .... production attorney: USA (as J. Monica Kim)
Alex Kontsalakis .... second assistant auditor
Nick Kontsalakis .... first assistant auditor
Dannis Koromilas .... production assistant
Ed Labowitz .... production attorney: USA (as Edward S. Labowitz)
Dino Mangos .... location production assistant
Julie McCambley .... assistant production coordinator
Albert Meade .... production attorney: USA
John Mendes .... assistant location manager (as John C. Mendes)
Todd Merritt .... special advisor (as Detective Todd Merritt)
Robert Mintz .... completion guarantee: Worldwide Film Completion, Inc.
Mark Moore .... location manager
Anne Paynter .... production coordinator
Jeremy Pinard .... production assistant
John Rakich .... location production assistant
Morgan H. Rector .... production financing: Comerica Entertainment Group (as Morgan Rector)
Mary Robbie .... first assistant auditor
Natalie Rodriguez .... production attorney: USA
Annique Rousseau .... production assistant
Paul E. Schulz .... location assistant
Glenn Solomon .... production attorney: Canada (as Glen Solomon)
Peeter Tammemagi .... gun wrangler
Steven Tarte .... craft service
Karen Tufts .... assistant: Mr. Patric
Jared Underwood .... production financing: Comerica Entertainment Group
Dixie D. Walker .... production controller
Norman Wallerstein .... completion guarantee: Worldwide Film Completion, Inc. (as Norm Wallerstein)
M. Dal Walton III .... production executive: Emmett Furla Films
Trevor A. Weber .... location scout
Kenny Williams .... special advisor: Detroit Police Department (as Detective Kenny Williams)
Andrew Wolinsky .... production assistant (as Andrew O. Wolinsky)
Mitzi Young .... production assistant (as Mitzi L. Young)
David Milhous .... studio team (uncredited)
Daniel Villagomez .... credits administrator (uncredited)
David Waszak .... technical effects assistant (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Dennis Archer .... the producers wish to thank: Mayor, City of Detroit
Sean Barry .... special thanks
Courtney Berger .... special thanks
Wim Den Boer .... special thanks
Ted Boyse .... special thanks
Chris Broadhurst .... special thanks
Mary Carnahan .... special thanks (as Mary)
Matthew Michael Carnahan .... special thanks (as Matt Carnahan)
Woody Carnahan .... special thanks
Leon Corcos .... special thanks
Cario Cordero .... special thanks (as Cario)
Christy Cordero .... special thanks
Sandy Cordero .... special thanks
Robert A. Ghanoujh .... special thanks
Richard Glasser .... special thanks
Ray Goto .... special thanks
Jolie Grazia .... special thanks
Michael Hague .... special thanks
Carol Hopkins .... special thanks
Alexandra Irvin .... special thanks
Nancy Lamarr .... special thanks
Dennis Lindsay .... special thanks
George Maguire .... special thanks
Ernie Marsten .... special thanks (as Ernie)
Mary Ellen Marsten .... special thanks
Jodi Maxwell .... special thanks
Donald McGrath .... special thanks
Gavin O'Connor .... special thanks
Greg O'Connor .... special thanks
Evelyn O'Neill .... special thanks
Mike Pimentel .... special thanks
Angie Raskin .... special thanks
Stacey Raskin .... special thanks
Philip Raskind .... special thanks
Stuart Rosenthal .... special thanks
Rhonda Silverstone .... the producers wish to thank: City of Toronto Film Liaison Office
Guy Stodel .... special thanks
Glenn Takakjian .... special thanks
Victoria A. Zamora .... special thanks (as Victoria Zamora)
 

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Rated R for strong brutal violence, drug content and pervasive language
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Ray Liotta gained 25 lbs. for the role by eating foods heavy in carbohydrates. Before he would shoot for the day, he prepared by eating Chinese food because the soy in the food helps to retain water and give him that "puffy" look. He also wore a fat suit under his clothes at all times as well as prosthetic skin under his eyes to give him an aged baggy look.See more »
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Miscellaneous: The word "SENSITIVITY" is misspelled on the tape-recorder in the last scene of the movie.See more »
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Henry Oak:[crying] Oh, my God, Mike, I'm sorry. Oh, my God, I'm sorry! I'm sorry!
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53 out of 59 people found the following review useful.
A really atmospheric and enjoyable thriller, 16 February 2004
Author: bob the moo from United Kingdom

Over a year after he was suspended during an investigation into a shooting when he was undercover, Nick Tellis is given an opportunity to redeem himself by joining an investigation into the murder of another undercover cop who's partner is a suspect. Nick and Henry Oak team up, investigating each other as much as the actual murder. They follow a lead from a junkie but begin to uncover clues that point to police weapons getting onto the black market and the suggestion that someone within the Detroit force is in bed with the junkies.

A small film with big budget problems gets picked up at Sundance and has Tom Cruise's name added to it as executive producer. Thank goodness that this film got bought up and received a bigger audience. It is a shame that more people didn't go and see it but it still isn't bad for a film that was almost shutdown mid-shoot due to budget problems (ie, they didn't have any!). The plot is a good cop thriller in the mould of the old 70's thrillers where the lines between good/bad, right/wrong are pretty blurred. The focus of the film is the mcguffin of the tunnel - what happened, who did what? but the film is much more than that, it has themes of family and scenes of violence and tension that move everything forward. It is easily one of the best films released in 2003. It manages to take a genre that is seen so often and make it feel fresh and enjoyable.

As both writer and director Carnahan is brilliant. His script is well written and has plenty of tough dialogue but it is the feel and look of the film that is brilliant. On top of the toning used to taint each scene (the job is mostly washed out blues, family scenes are reds but gradually lose their taint over the film) the film uses other tricks. The framing of shots are different for each character and it really adds to the film. If you like this film it is worth hunting out the DVD just for the extras, Carnahan talks in detail about the reasons behind the composition of some shots and it is impressive to hear and understand his thought process.

The cast are excellent, although really the film hinges on the two leads. Liotta is as good as he has ever been. It would be easy to just accept his performance as a `powerhouse' but it also has sensitivity, emotion and layers to it. Patric is also good, his themes with family and past are brought up well in a performance that accepts that he is very much secondary to Liotta. Support from Busta Rhymes is minor but he plays it very well, not at all like many hip hop stars who do movies to enhance their bling-bling gangsta personae. There are other solid support roles too, but it really is Liotta and Patric's film.

As a cop thriller this harks back to darker days and it is very effective, with a solid plot and a good sense of the unknown until some solid twists near the end. The film has an impressive style to it and, while Liotta deserves the praise, the success and feel of this film are down to the skills of Carnahan as both writer and director. With his talented and underpaid crew he has turned a good script into a great film.

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