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Robert Duvall (written by)
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Release Date:
4 September 2003 (Argentina) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
No one is more dangerous than the man who lives two lives.
Plot:
An aging hitman gets a contract to kill a general in Buenos Aires. But when his mark becomes unavailable, he becomes involved in Argentinian tango culture. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Robert Duvall ... John J.

Rubén Blades ... Miguel

Kathy Baker ... Maggie

Luciana Pedraza ... Manuela

Julio Oscar Mechoso ... Orlando

James Keane ... Whitey
Frank Gio ... Frankie (as Frankie Gio)
Katherine Micheaux Miller ... Jenny

Frank Cassavetes ... Jo Jo

Michael Corrente ... Cop at Newsstand
Raúl Outeda ... Tony Manas
Géraldine Rojas ... Pirucha

Renee Victor ... Stella
Richard Marquez ... Salsa Band Member
Nelson Marquez ... Salsa Band Member
Guillermo Cespedes ... Salsa Band Member
Humberto Nengue Hernandez ... Salsa Band Member
Elvio Nessier ... General Humberto Rojas
Alicia Palmes ... Housekeeper
Susana Lanteri ... General's Wife
María Nieves ... Tia Maria
Orlando Paiva ... Paiva
Jorge Noya ... Hotel Night Clerk
Héctor Malamud ... Hotel Day Clerk
Daniel Reyes ... Chief of Police
Fernando Llosa ... Intelligence Officer
Gregory Dayton ... Intelligence Officer's Aide
Eduardo Wigutow ... Orlando's Uncle
Marzenka Novak ... Orlando's Aunt
Natalia Lobo ... The Prostitute
Ricardo Lazara ... Pensione Owner
Carmen Renard ... Pensione Owner's Mother
Javier Rodriguez ... Pirucha's 1st Tango Partner
Pablo Verón ... Pirucha's Final Tango Partner
Armando Orzuza ... Manuela's Tango Partner
Jorge Dispari ... Tango Instructor and Choreographer
María del Carmen Romero ... La Turca
Jorge Manganelli ... Sin Rumbo Club MC
Jorge Varas ... News Reporter
Javier Montu ... TV Announcer
Alberto Gabiero ... Deli Man
Stella Misse ... Manuela's Girlfriend
Mariana Otero ... Manuela's Girlfriend
Delfina ... Manuelita
Maria Salome Resano ... Riding Teacher
Gabriel Cejas ... Chirozo Guy
Carlos Rodida ... Carlito
Estela Arcos ... Ballroom Teacher
Dario Dorzi ... Ballroom Dancer
Alicia Beatriz Sampayo ... Ballroom Dancer
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Macarena Farias ... Classmate girl
Olga Nani
Hernán Lozano ... Man in show (uncredited)
Gustavo Pastorini ... Men at bar (uncredited)

Directed by
Robert Duvall 
 
Writing credits
Robert Duvall (written by)

Produced by
Steven Brown .... co-producer
Rob Carliner .... producer
Francis Ford Coppola .... executive producer
Robert Duvall .... producer
Raúl Outeda .... co-producer
Linda Reisman .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Luis Bacalov 
 
Cinematography by
Félix Monti 
 
Film Editing by
Stephen Mack 
 
Casting by
Ed Johnston 
Renee Rousselot 
 
Production Design by
Stefania Cella 
 
Art Direction by
Sara Parks 
 
Set Decoration by
Javier Casals 
 
Costume Design by
Beatriz De Benedetto 
 
Makeup Department
Anthony Gueli .... hair stylist: second unit
Silvana Kopel .... key makeup artist
Nancy Marignac .... assistant hair stylist
Alberto Moccia .... key hair stylist
Manlio Rocchetti .... makeup artist: Mr. Duvall
 
Production Management
Barbara Factorovich .... unit manager
Michele Giordano .... production supervisor: second unit
Jennifer Lane .... post-production supervisor
M. Michelle Nishikawa .... production supervisor
Jonathan Perel .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Fernando Altschul .... first assistant director
Yvette Gurza .... second assistant director
Elaine Kavanagh .... second assistant director: second unit
Amanda Slater .... first assistant director: second unit
Sebastián Wainstein .... second second assistant director
 
Art Department
Federico Casagrande .... assistant set decorator
Mauro Do Porto .... assistant property master
Matías Games .... assistant set decorator
Martín Libert .... set dresser
Horácio Mondello .... lead man
Julio Pascoli .... construction coordinator
Elizabeth Schlitten .... property master: second unit
Alejandra Tomás .... property master
Maria Vacas .... art department coordinator
 
Sound Department
Steve C. Aaron .... production sound mixer
Roberto Cappannelli .... sound re-recording mixer
Benjamin Cheah .... supervising sound editor
Scott Clements .... boom operator
Marko A. Costanzo .... foley artist
Gisburg .... assistant sound editor (as Gisburg Smialek)
Kenton Jakub .... adr editor
George A. Lara .... foley mixer
Mark Pearman .... sound effects recordist
Jacob Ribicoff .... foley supervisor
Jac Rubenstein .... supervising dialogue editor
Steve F.B. Smith .... stereo sound consultant: Dolby (as Steve Smith)
Wyatt Sprague .... sound effects editor
Pablo Trilnik .... sound effects recordist
Peter Waggoner .... sound re-recording mixer
Lila Yomtoob .... apprentice sound editor
Paul J. Zydel .... adr engineer (as Paul Zydel)
 
Special Effects by
Federico Cueva .... special effects coordinator
 
Visual Effects by
Steven Fagerquist .... digital compositing artist
Peter Koczera .... senior digital artist
Derek Ledbetter .... visual effects
 
Stunts
Federico Cueva .... stunt coordinator
Mariano Cueva .... stunts
Andrea López .... stunts
Patricio Skinner .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Julio Aranda .... assistant chief lighting technician
Willi Behnisch .... camera operator: "b" camera (as Jorge Guillermo Behnisch)
Joe Christofori .... first assistant camera: second unit
Mark Egyud .... assistant lighting technician: second unit
Brian Heller .... aerial cinematographer
Daniel Hermo .... electrician
Alejandro Manocchio .... second company grip
John McEnerney .... second company grip: second unit
Jorge 'Quito' Molina .... chief lighting technician
Derek Murphy .... electrician: second unit
Ignacio Musich .... first assistant camera
Guillermo Nespolo .... key grip
Gilberto Otero .... camera operator
Vanesa Ritaco .... second assistant camera
Carlos Ritter .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Demián Rodenstein .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Joseph Sciretta .... chief lighting technician: second unit (as Joe Sciretta)
Kevin Smyth .... key grip: second unit (as Kevin Smythe)
Juan Ángel Urrozola .... still photographer
Valeria Weil .... video assist operator
 
Casting Department
Sondra James .... voice casting
Jennifer Levy .... casting associate
Pablo Pérez Giménez .... extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Pam Aaron .... costumer: second unit
María Christina Astudillo .... seamstress
Laura Calcaterra .... wardrobe assistant
Carla Danio .... assistant wardrobe
Ellen Falguiere .... assistant costume designer
Fátima Macera .... key costumer (as María Fátima Macera)
Paula Taratuto .... key costumer
Coca Álvarez .... seamstress
 
Editorial Department
Gilbert Carreras .... color timer (as Gil Carreras)
Jeff Chaves .... colorist (digital color correction)
Guillermo Grillo .... second assistant editor
Alejandro Santangelo .... assistant editor
Amy R. Trachtman .... post-production coordinator
Kenneth Wachtel .... assistant editor
Philip Weisman .... first assistant editor
 
Music Department
Missy Cohen .... additional music editor
Charles Feldman .... music supervisor (as Charlie Feldman)
Goffredo Gibellini .... score mixer
Patrick Mullins .... music editor
 
Transportation Department
Ricardo Avelluto .... transportation coordinator
Gabriel Goldszmidt .... transportation captain
Joe Mallon .... transportation captain: second unit
 
Other crew
Susan Paley Abramson .... assistant to executive producer
Patricia Apter .... production coordinator
Julia Auge .... assistant to producer
Luis Bernardez .... assistant to unit production manager
Laura Calcaterra .... production assistant
Al Cerullo .... helicopter pilot
Demian Cosentino .... assistant location manager
Barbara Factorovich .... location manager
José Gabriel Fernández .... assistant accountant
Jennifer Zolten Freed .... post-production accountant
Jeff Hill .... unit publicist
Shannon Lail .... production executive: Zoetrope
Martin Miranda .... location assistant
Natalia Mussolana .... assistant production coordinator
Leandro Nicemboim .... production assistant
Sean Oliver .... adr loop group
Julie Oppenheimer .... script supervisor: second unit
Adam Prince .... production coordinator: Los Angeles
Gregory Routt .... location manager: second unit
Eric Schwarz .... production coordinator: second unit
Anabella Speziale .... assistant to producers
Mary Sunshine .... production accountant
Spring Sutter .... assistant accountant
Gutierrez Hachard Tomas .... production assistant (as Tomás Gutiérrez)
Graciela Torres .... production accountant
Tracy Young .... script supervisor
Roberto Zambrino .... transfer
Pola Zito .... apprentice (as Paula Zito)
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for language and some violence
Runtime:
114 min
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
This movie is Robert Duvall's tribute to tango, which is why he filmed it in Buenos Aires using many real tango dancers and authentic tango locations. Some of the tango celebrity faces you can spot include: Geraldine Rojas and Javiar Rodriguez (Pirucha - sister of Manuela and her first partner), Pablo Veron (Pirucha's final parter in the closing credits), Jorge Dispari and La Turca, Orlanda Paiva, Maria Nieves, Armando Orzuza, Carlos Copello, Alicia Monti, Los Hermanos Macana (two men performing a dance). The club with the checkerboard floor is Club Sin Rumbo, in the outskirt of the city, but a famous barrio for producing excellent tango dancers.See more »
Quotes:
John J.:[All in Spanish] So what is tango? It is something new to me. Tango is new in America. I love it.
Tia Maria:Tango is life.
John J.:Life?
Tia Maria:Tango is love. It's hate. Tango is everything.
John J.:Ay?
Tia Maria:[Making a hand gesture] It's a lot of things together.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Telma demain (2005)See more »
Soundtrack:
Bahia BlancaSee more »

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10 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
Good Tangos, Incomplete Plots, 14 January 2004
Author: mwendel (mr.michael.wendel@gmail.com) from Kings Park, NY

If you just want to watch some good dancing then you can watch most of this film and enjoy. If you want a movie with real substance you'll need to look elsewhere. I got this kind of surreal feeling about all the characters in this movie, except for the Argentinean dancers. There probably supposed to be some higher meaning to this movie to correlate the tango with the job of an assassin, but I missed it to be sure. Its not like you won't understand what's going on while you watch the movie, but you may wonder what's the bigger picture to all the small interactions between the characters.

With the exception of the main plot, featuring Robert Duvall, I don't feel like there was any closure on the sub-plots and the characters played by Ruben Blades, Luciana Pedraza, and some of the other assorted supporting characters. There is a lot of room to expand upon the intrigues and double-crosses witnessed in the movie, but there really isn't a lot of explanation as to why someone is doing what they are doing and for whom they are doing it. This is what led me to the incomplete feeling I got watching this film. Maybe a director's cut might shed some light on a lot of the questions I found myself asking about character motives and behaviors.

This a movie that no one will fault you for missing and no one will look at you like you've got four heads if you go see it. Although, I think many people will be saying "I never heard of it".

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