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29 Palms -- This is the story of a bag of money and the people who come into contact with it.


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Directed by
Leonardo Ricagni 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Tino Lucente 

Produced by
Mima Casanova .... associate producer
Diane Cornell .... line producer
John Davis .... executive producer
Marc Forby .... producer
J. Todd Harris .... producer
Jourdan Krauss .... associate producer
Michael Lindenbaum .... co-producer
Bryan Lord .... producer
Tino Lucente .... co-producer
Michael Rapaport .... executive producer
Craig Davis Roth .... co-producer
Patrice Theroux .... executive producer
Original Music by
Mario Grigorov 
Cinematography by
Horacio Maira (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Paula Halton 
Casting by
Karen Meisels 
Production Design by
Walter Brunialti 
Art Direction by
Scott H. Campbell 
Set Decoration by
Peggy Paola 
Makeup Department
Lisa Bertuzzi .... key makeup artist
Michelle Rene Elam .... makeup artist (as Michelle Torres)
Stella Tzanidakis .... key hair stylist (as Stella)
Production Management
Ed Cathell III .... production supervisor
Diane Cornell .... unit production manager
Stephen Harrison .... production manager: Los Angeles
Douglas Salkin .... post-production supervisor
Reinhard Schreiner .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Diane Cornell .... second unit director
Bruce Wayne Gillies .... first assistant director
Mimi Gillies .... second assistant director
Stephen Harrison .... first assistant director: Los Angeles
Lisa Hubbard .... second assistant director
Michael Lindenbaum .... second assistant director: Los Angeles
Maritza Murillo .... second second assistant director
Craig Davis Roth .... director: New York
Brian Testa .... second second assistant director
Jim Vickers .... second unit director
Rey Vincenty .... assistant director
Art Department
Dominique Baynes .... production designer: New York
Dominique Baynes .... props: New York
Marty Flaherty .... construction coordinator
Chris Fowler .... art department coordinator
Joe Frederick .... swing gang
Sarah Geller .... property master
Jasper Jan .... prop assistant
Derek Milner .... on-set dresser
Paul Rough III .... on-set dresser
Sound Department
Stan Bochner .... sound editor
Adam M. Goldstein .... sound editor
Chen Harpaz .... sound re-recording mixer
Chen Harpaz .... supervising sound editor
Hae Kyong Harpaz .... foley artist
Patrick Martens .... boom operator
Mike Mola .... assistant sound editor
Amos Poe .... murchian engineering
Pat Toma .... sound mixer
Special Effects by
P. David Miller .... pyrotechnician
P. David Miller .... special effects crew (as Paul D. Miller)
Jim Staples .... special effects
Paul Staples .... special effects
Visual Effects by
Christopher Dusendschon .... I/O supervisor: film scanning and recording: iO Film
Adam Hawkey .... digital compositor
Alex Madison .... stunts (as Gail Monian)
Eddie Perez .... stunts
Mike Smith .... stunts
Jim Vickers .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Saeed Adyani .... still photographer
Randy Crawford .... electrician
Taylor Drake .... grip
Keith Dunkerley .... grip: Los Angeles (as Keith Dunkerly)
Manny Duran .... grip
Frank Esposito .... electrician
Willie Estrada .... first assistant camera
Kathleen Farry .... camera loader
Kathleen Farry .... camera operator: "b" camera
Kathleen Farry .... second assistant camera
Marc Forby .... cinematographer: 16 mm black and white footage
Harry Hope .... dolly grip
Harry Hope .... key grip
Matt Horochowski .... best boy grip
Coe Huston .... first assistant camera: New York
Philip J. Jaffe .... first assistant camera: Los Angeles (as Phillip Jaffe)
Matthew Jensen .... director of photography: Los Angeles
April Lanci-Leseur .... second assistant camera (as April Lanci)
David Leite .... grip
Chelsea Low .... Steadicam operator
Horacio Maira .... camera operator: "b" camera
Terry Meadows .... gaffer
Todd England Nicodemus .... best boy: Los Angeles (as Todd Nicodemus)
Jeff Ridley .... electrician
Alex Schmidt .... best boy electric
Megan Schoenbachler .... camera operator: "b" camera
Steve Smith .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Brad Wallace .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Joseph Walsh .... second assistant camera: Los Angeles
Albert Winbush III .... electrician
Fante Zamora .... key grip: Los Angeles
Casting Department
Lisa Martin .... location casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
D.J. DeLorenzo .... on-set costumer
Jayme Woodall .... wardrobe supervisor
Editorial Department
David Jaeckin .... color timer
Music Department
Latashia DeVeaux .... music coordinator
Karyn Rachtman .... music supervisor
Transportation Department
John W. Barbee .... transportation coordinator (as John Barbee)
Tim Best .... transportation coordinator: Los Angeles
Gary Jackson .... transportation captain
Don Tanaka .... driver
Other crew
Marina Bailey .... unit publicist
Peter Caraveo .... craft service
Albert T. Dickerson III .... bond company executive
Peter Falco .... assistant location manager
Jenny Fitzgibbons .... production accountant
Nicole Goodwin .... production assistant
Joyce Gregg .... production coordinator
Monty Hom .... promotion resources director
Jasper Jan .... production assistant
Katalin Kovacs Rogers .... script supervisor
Robby Kushner .... production executive
Glenda Marneus .... assistant production coordinator
Taman McCall .... location manager
Maire Ni Rochain .... additional production coordinator
Gail Nicol .... post-production accountant
Jeffrey D. Press .... post-production accountant (as Jeff Press)
Nancy Pruss .... accounting assistant
Michael Pytel .... production assistant
Poppy Schwarze .... production secretary
Jon Tatum .... film runner
Nicholas Thurkettle .... story editor: Davis Entertainment Filmworks
Jim Vickers .... fight choreographer
Corey C. Witte .... production executive
Walter Murch .... thanks

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Rated R for language, violence, some sexual content and brief drug use
Brazil:93 min | USA:93 min
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9 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
Decent moments, but overall uninteresting!, 28 October 2002
Author: the amorphousmachine from Australia

A richly photographed ensemble piece about several characters attempts of obtain a bag of money. Nothing deep, just a quirky and sometimes funny film that uses coincidences similar to the 'Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrell's' motif. It never quite works as a hilarious caper film, and neither does the viewer enable any feeling for the main protagonist in the Drifter played by Jeremy Davies.

'29 Palms' does have it's moments though particular during the scenes with Michael Rappaport as the nasty cop, who has some of the funniest lines. Joe Polito does a decent job, but his character is overly annoying and fairly stupid. Bill Pullman is a welcome edition, but again, short-lived and not really given an essential character to play. Chris O'Donnell makes an interesting, if not decent, hit-man character. None of the characters are really developed except Jeremy Davies one, and Rachel Leigh Cook's character. '29 Palms' would have got a far better score if it was more entertaining and less reliant on coincidences as plot-devices which has been done before. I did like some of the flashback moments and interactions but the main reasoning to also partially dislike this film is because it should have had a better ending. The ending was just plain weak, and the only redeeming factor from it was the very last line, but the entire sequence itself was stupid and nonsensical. I could hardly recommend this film, as it became tiresome and irritating, though it certainly had it's moments to give it an average score. **1/2 out of *****!

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