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29 Palms -- It's big trouble for an undercover FBI agent when he discovers some illegal gambling activity at an Indian casino.
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
Location Management
Peter Falco .... assistant location manager
Taman McCall .... location manager
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
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
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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4 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Interesting idea marred by amateurish production, 7 October 2003
Author: senortuffy from Glen Ellen, CA

The central plot of this film is promising - an enigmatic drifter finds a bag of money and has the foresight to realize people are after it, so he places several decoy bags out there to confuse everyone while keeping the money for himself.

In the hands of a director with more experience, this might have been a pretty good movie. It's still entertaining but there are moments that make you cringe.

Jeremy Davies (the mumbling astronaut in "Solaris") is the drifter. Chris O'Donnell is the hitman trying to recover his money, which coincidentally, was to be his fee for killing the drifter, who was mistaken for an FBI informant. Now there's a laugh, Jeremy Davies as an FBI agent.

Veteran Coen Brothers bit player, Joe Polito, plays a security guard after the money. Under good direction, he's a pretty decent actor, but here he looks like someone's brother-in-law who stumbled into a movie role.

Not a bad first time effort by the writer and director. They tried a bit too hard to copy other people (the Coen Brothers most notably) by assembling a quirky cast and making a film that combines suspense and humor. You could do worse on a slow weekday night than to rent this one.

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