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Havoc -- A group of wealthy Los Angeles teenagers try to become part of the "gangsta" lifestyle but soon run into trouble when they come face to face with a real gang of Latino drug dealers.
Havoc -- Two affluent suburban girls who clash with the Latino gang culture of East LA.


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Writers (WGA):
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Two affluent suburban girls who clash with the Latino gang culture of East LA. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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A promising premise and a solid performance wasted See more (149 total) »


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Anne Hathaway ... Allison Lang

Bijou Phillips ... Emily

Shiri Appleby ... Amanda

Michael Biehn ... Stuart Lang

Joseph Gordon-Levitt ... Sam

Matt O'Leary ... Eric

Freddy Rodríguez ... Hector

Laura San Giacomo ... Joanna Lang

Mike Vogel ... Toby

Raymond Cruz ... Chino

Alexis Dziena ... Sasha

Channing Tatum ... Nick
Jose L. Vasquez ... Manuel (as Johnny Vasquez)

Luis Robledo ... Ace

Sam Hennings ... Mr. Rubin

Cecilia Peck ... Mrs. Rubin

Josh Peck ... Josh Rubin

Robert Shapiro ... Himself

JD Pardo ... Todd Rosenberg

Terri Hanauer ... Lt. Kovaleski

Sam Bottoms ... Lt. Maris

Jocelyn Towne ... Female Cop #1

Jillian McWhirter ... Female Cop #2
John Thomas ... Male Cop

Jon Erik ... Los Angeles Cop

Laura Breckenridge ... Runaway

Alysia Joy Powell ... Desiree
Richard Pagano ... Teacher (as Rick Pagano)
Samar Omar ... Becky
Laurel Parmet ... Party Girl

Tammy Trull ... Young Mother

Jossara Jinaro ... Hector's Girl (as Jossara Jinero)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tony Gracia ... Gang Member from Hector's Gang (uncredited)

Rana McAnear ... PLC Crew (uncredited)

Angela Meryl ... Dinah (uncredited)

John Morrissey ... Richard (uncredited)

Ken Reichling ... Police Officer (uncredited)
Nicki Sixteen ... PLC Crew (uncredited)

Directed by
Barbara Kopple 
Writing credits
Stephen Gaghan (story) and
Jessica Kaplan (story)

Stephen Gaghan (screenplay)

Produced by
Lars Björck .... co-producer (as Lars Bjorck)
Andreas Grosch .... executive producer
Stewart Hall .... producer
Stefan Jonas .... co-producer
Sammy Lee .... executive producer
Jonas McCord .... executive producer
John Morrissey .... producer
Jack F. Murphy .... producer
Andreas Schmid .... executive producer
Original Music by
Cliff Martinez 
Cinematography by
Kramer Morgenthau (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Nancy Baker 
Gerald B. Greenberg  (as Jerry Greenberg)
Casting by
Richard Pagano  (as Rick Pagano)
Production Design by
Jerry Fleming 
Art Direction by
Loren Basulto 
Set Decoration by
Betty Berberian  (as Bette Berberian)
Costume Design by
Sara O'Donnell 
Makeup Department
Barbara Cantu .... first assistant hair stylist
Hallie D'Amore .... key makeup artist
John E. Jackson .... first assistant makeup artist (as John Jackson)
Joy Zapata .... key hair stylist
Petrice Bankhead .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Production Management
Arie Bohrer .... production supervisor: VIP
Michael Mandaville .... unit production manager
Michael Toji .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Dan Katzman .... first assistant director (as Daniel Katzman)
Jodi Lowry .... second assistant director (as Jodi Lowry-Fisher)
David Ogg .... assistant director intern
Charity Ozarowski .... second assistant director
Chad Rosen .... first assistant director
Lou Simon .... second unit director (uncredited)
Art Department
Bill Cancienne .... property master
D.H. Covey .... storyboard artist
Lance DeSpain .... scenic artist (as Lance Despain)
Will Durham .... swing
Terry Hargis .... leadman
Gabriel Higgins .... assistant property master (as Gabrielle Higgins)
Andy Hunt .... scenic artist
Roger Kelton .... propmaker
Matthew C. Kime .... property assistant (as Matt Kime)
Stefani Newman .... art department assistant
Jason Sibler .... propmaker
Mike Sibler .... propmaker
Wayne Springfield .... construction coordinator
Patrick Tonioli .... propmaker (as Pat Tonieloi)
Kevin E. Vermeersch .... swing (as Kevin Vemeersch)
Brian Vogelgesang .... on-set dresser
Chris Wright .... swing (as Christopher Wright)
Sound Department
Albert Aquino .... boom operator
Bryan Arenas .... sound consultant: Dolby
Steven Avila .... sound effects editor
James Bailey .... foley artist
Jessy Bender .... cable operator (as Jessica Bender)
Trip Brock .... sound re-recording mixer
Trip Brock .... supervising sound editor
Craig Dollinger .... boom operator
Michael J. Fox .... adr supervisor (as Mike Fox)
Shawn Holden .... sound mixer
Bill Jenkins .... sound mixing engineer
Peter D. Lago .... foley editor
Jeff Porrello .... boom operator
Jackie Rodman .... dialogue editor (as Jackie Oster)
Elana Saviolis .... sound coordinator: Post-production
Geordy Sincavage .... foley mixer
Geordy Sincavage .... sound effects editor
Kelly Vandever .... sound re-recording mixer
Chris Navarro .... adr recordist (uncredited)
Melissa Oivanki .... post sound coordinator (uncredited)
Special Effects by
John C. Hartigan .... special effects coordinator (as John Hartigan)
James Maud .... special effects assistant
Visual Effects by
Derek Bird .... digital artist: LOOK! Effects
Joshua D. Comen .... visual effects producer: LOOK! Effects (as Josh Comen)
Kelly Fischer .... digital artist: LOOK Effects
Danny S. Kim .... graphic designer: LOOK! Effects
Marlo Pabon .... visual effects supervisor: LOOK! Effects
Francis Puthanangadi .... digital artist: LOOK! Effects
Gabriel Sanchez .... digital artist: LOOK! Effects
Tefft Smith .... graphic designer: LOOK! Effects (as Tefft Smith II)
Clay Sparks .... digital editor: LOOK! Effects
Chad Buehler .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Mitch Paulson .... digital preview colorist (uncredited)
Dustin Courtney .... stunt player
Danny Downey .... stunt player
Jes Hellwege .... stunt player
Nicola C. Hindshaw .... stunt player (as Nicolas Hindshaw)
Janie Liszewski .... stunt player
Marc Schaffer .... stunt player
Lou Simon .... stunt coordinator (as Louis C. Simon)
Ken Reichling .... stunt driver (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Preston A. Adams .... lamp operator (as Preston Adams)
Craig Aines .... best boy grip
Abby Antweil .... lamp operator
Keith Baber .... electric rigging gaffer
Roman W. Bennett .... lamp operator (as Roman Bennett)
Justin Bloom .... grip
Marty Boger .... grip (as Marty Bouger)
Shane Buttle .... lamp operator (as Shane Battle)
Henry Cantor .... lamp operator
Ed Casitas .... video playback operator
Fred Davis .... grip
Chuck De Witt .... rigging grip
Jacob Dewitt .... rigging grip (as Jake De Witt)
Mike Evans .... rigging electrician
Rick Favazzo .... crane operator (as Richard 'Fuzzy' Favazzo)
Frank Gardner .... grip
Michael E. Gips .... assistant lighting technician
Bob Good .... rigging electrician
Chris Hayes .... camera operator: "a" camera
Roger Herren .... balloon operator (as R. Herren)
Mitchell K. Hiniker .... rigging grip (as Mitch Hiniker)
Alex Jaworski .... rigging electrician
Keith Jordan .... Steadicam operator
Keith Jordan .... camera operator: "b" camera
Steve Kagan .... rigging electrician
Joe Kaid .... grip
Yuri Karjane .... second assistant camera
Tom Kessenich .... rigging best boy (as Kurt Kessenich)
Mark Laskowski .... first assistant camera
Brett Laumann .... chief lighting technician
John V. Lindsay .... second assistant camera: "b" camera, New York (as John Lindsay)
David Loeb .... lamp operator
Fritz Marks .... rigging electrician
John T. Martin .... key grip (as Johnny T. Martin)
John Massaro .... lamp operator
Steve Mulcahey .... grip
Nick Neino .... camera loader
Alex Nofel .... rigging electrician
Paul Ott .... grip
Hank Pallison .... rigging grip
Phil Parmet .... director of photography: second unit
Dan Portius .... generator operator
Hal Reinheimer .... grip
Brian Roach .... rigging electrician
Jim Saldutti .... grip
Michael Seaman .... rigging electrician
Lorey Sebastian .... still photographer
Michael Shanman .... dimmer board operator
Dave Shurika .... rigging best boy
David Sireika Jr. .... rigging grip (as Dave Siriki)
John Spezzano .... dolly grip
Kathina Szeto .... first assistant camera: "b" camera, second unit
Paige Thomas .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Art Villasenor .... crane operator
Allen Wagoner .... video playback operator
Joey Watts .... second assistant camera: "b" camera, second unit
Steve Hertler .... assistant camera: aerial unit (uncredited)
John Trapman .... camera operator: Wescam camera (uncredited)
Casting Department
Janet Farris .... casting associate
Caitlin McKenna .... adr voice casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Ciara Duncan .... costumer
Maya Evans Judd .... assistant costume designer (as Maya Judd)
Clare McLaren .... truck costumer
Cynthia Morrill .... costumer (as Cynthia Morril)
Caren Motika .... wardrobe intern
Editorial Department
Chi Yoon Chung .... first assistant editor (as Chi-Yoon Chung)
Glenn Cocco .... first assistant editor
Joe Fineman .... post-production consultant: EPC
Chuck Winston .... color timer
Location Management
Carl Beyer .... assistant location manager
Greg Campeau .... assistant location manager
Robert Earl Craft .... location manager (as Bob Craft)
Kristi Frankenheimer .... location manager
Wendall Hinkle .... assistant location manager
Eva M. Schroeder .... assistant location manager (as Eva Schroeder)
Music Department
Michael Baber .... music editor
Leah Harmony .... assistant music supervisor
Stephen Krause .... music score recordist
Stephen Krause .... scoring mixer
Michael McQuarn .... music supervisor
Shawn K. Clement .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Jimmy Stewart Jr. .... music supervisor (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Joe Cosentino .... transportation captain (as Joseph Cosentino)
Pat Cosentino .... driver
Jason Dieter .... driver
Chris Ervin .... driver
Riley Guildner .... driver
Dennis Jorgenson .... driver (as Dennis Jorgensen)
Glenn Knowlton .... transportation coordinator
Matt Lyons .... driver
John Martinez .... driver
Victor Moore .... driver
James Norwood .... driver
Jana Patterson .... driver
Jimmy Ray Pickens .... driver
Dan Portius .... driver: production van
Paul Sarni .... driver
Jay E. Vigil .... driver (as Jay Vigil)
Chris Walden .... driver
Gary Ferraro .... driver (uncredited)
Other crew
Tom Alper .... insurance: Acordia of California Insurance Services
Aleyda Arias .... catering assistant (as Alyeda Arias)
Jeffrey Arwine .... set medic
Jasmine Badalian .... stand-in
Joe Ballesteros .... security coordinator
Alfonso Barrientos .... assistant chef
Adrianna Belan .... stand-in
Greg Bernstein .... legal services (as Greg S. Bernstein)
Jeanne Bertsch .... craft service
Michael F. Black .... assistant production coordinator (as Michael Black)
Mike Bonanomi .... production assistant
Enrique Bonilla .... catering assistant
Lawrence Chan .... representative: Media 8 Entertainment
Katherine S. Chang .... representative: Media 8 Entertainment
Lily Chapin .... assistant: Ms. Kopple
Jan Citron .... studio teacher
Jessica Coppola .... representative: Media 8 Entertainment
Devin Cutler .... representative: Media 8 Entertainment
Randy Dannenberg .... representative: Media 8 Entertainment
Audrey Delaney .... representative: Media 8 Entertainment
William DiCenso .... production assistant
Kerstin Dyroff .... coordinator: VIP
Andrea Etough .... insurance: Acordia of California Insurance Services (as Andrea Eatough)
Robert Evans .... representative: Media 8 Entertainment
Shawn Flynn .... key set production assistant
Ortwin Freyermuth .... legal services
David Gaynes .... representative: Media 8 Entertainment
D.J. Goldberg .... representative: Media 8 Entertainment (as DJ Goldberg)
Spencer Gordon .... representative: Media 8 Entertainment
Allison Gorsuch .... production assistant
Carol Grant .... extras coordinator
Raymond Gross .... legal services (as Raymond F. Gross)
Philip Hall .... representative: Media 8 Entertainment
Andy Harlan .... physical trainer: Mr. Rodriguez
Joy Holland .... production assistant
Matthew Houbrick .... assistant accountant (as Matt Houbrick)
David Hutkin .... vice president: production financing, ICB Entertainment/Imperial Capital Bank
Tatyana Joffe .... representative: Media 8 Entertainment
Kevin Koloff .... legal services
Roman Kopelevich .... representative: Media 8 Entertainment
Pierre Kurland .... representative: Media 8 Entertainment
Tiffany Leclere .... representative: Media 8 Entertainment
Jimmy Li .... representative: Media 8 Entertainment
Teresa Lundy .... representative: Media 8 Entertainment
Laura McCoy .... representative: Media 8 Entertainment
Virginia Mitchell .... representative: Media 8 Entertainment
Eva Neufahrt .... production controller: VIP
Tyson Nguyen .... representative: Media 8 Entertainment
Brian O'Shea .... representative: Media 8 Entertainment
Diane Pacheco .... post-production accountant: The Audit Trail
Kelli Palotai .... accounting intern (as Kelli Wilson)
Marie-Christine Pelletier .... production assistant (as Christine Pelletier)
Mark Peterka .... assistant to producers
Ann-Kristen Petersen .... production assistant
Jenna Piccolo .... representative: Media 8 Entertainment (as Jenna Sanz-Agero)
Nancy Pyne-Hapke .... studio teacher
Gilbert Quintinilla .... security
Cesar Rangel .... security
Steve Ransohoff .... completion guarantor: Film Finances
Michael Roberts .... key set production assistant
Meredith Shevory .... assistant: Ms. Hathaway
Jessica Sterling .... assistant to producer
Tamara Stuparich de la Barra .... creative executive: Media 8 Entertainment
Jelena Tadic .... representative: Media 8 Entertainment
Vivian Tarn .... executive assistant: production financing, ICB Entertainment/Imperial Capital Bank
April Taskin .... representative: Media 8 Entertainment
Greg Trattner .... completion guarantor: Film Finances
Misti Traya .... production assistant
Edwin Uceda .... chef
Michael J. Urann .... representative: Media 8 Entertainment (as Michael Urann)
Max Vega .... vice president: production financing, ICB Entertainment/Imperial Capital Bank
Matthew Waldman .... production executive: Media 8 Entertainment
Matthew Waldman .... representative: Media 8 Entertainment
Carole Wheeler .... representative: Media 8 Entertainment
Maria Wong .... representative: Media 8 Entertainment
Christa Zofcin Workman .... business affairs executive: Medis 8 Entertainment (as Christa Zofcin)
Christa Zofcin Workman .... representative: Media 8 Entertainment (as Christa Zofcin)
Daniel Baur .... production executive (uncredited)
Jeph Duarte .... production assistant (uncredited)
Michael Heithaus .... stand-in (uncredited)
Jessica L. Jordan .... assistant: Mark Damon (uncredited)
Dawn Karen .... production coordinator (uncredited)
Christopher Mauldin .... photo double: Matt O'Leary (uncredited)
Jenna Piccolo .... executive (uncredited)
Ken Rigberg .... office production assistant (uncredited)
Stephan Rothman .... production auditor (uncredited)
Lina Shanklin .... script supervisor (uncredited)
Lou Simon .... fight choreographer (uncredited)
Jeremiah Stafford .... development assistant (uncredited)
Mari Wilson .... script supervisor: second unit (uncredited)
Justine Wu .... production assistant (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Rated R for strong sexual content, nudity, pervasive language, violence, drug and alcohol use - all involving teens
85 min | 93 min (unrated version)
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Argentina:13 | Australia:MA15+ | Finland:K-15 | France:16 | Germany:16 | Iceland:16 | Italy:VM18 | Italy:VM14 (re-rating) (2008) | Malaysia:(Banned) | Netherlands:12 | Netherlands:16 (DVD rating) | Peru:18 | Portugal:M/16 | Singapore:R21 | Singapore:M18 (edited version) | UK:18 | USA:R (certificate #41248) | USA:Unrated (unrated DVD version)

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13 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
A promising premise and a solid performance wasted, 28 January 2009
Author: tchockythegreat from United States

Despite the fact that this movie is like the umpteenth variation of Rebel Without A Cause, anybody who has gone to a high school in an affluent area in the last decade and seen the amount of pampered young 'wiggers' there are knows that the premise of this flick is relevant to today's youth and is worth exploring. Unfortunately, the movie fails to deliver on this promising premise and only succeeds in wasting a fine performance from Anne Hathaway.

The movie WANTS to make a powerful statement about spoiled, naive, pseudo-disillusioned youths searching for identity in the superficial only to receive a colossal reality check when they realize the life they've been imitating isn't as glamorous as they had thought. Unfortunately, this noble message is lost in a weak script and characters that are either one-dimensional, unbelievable or both. Although one must consider the fact that the screenplay was for the most part written by a 16-year-old girl before judging it, it is disappointing that an Academy Award-winning co-writer with some experience with this genre of film (Stephen Gaghan) could not give the screenplay and characters a more authentic feel.

Even if it was the screenwriter's intention to make the script's dialogue horrible for the sake of legitimizing just how inane the gang of rich white teens are acting, the horrid screen writing comes off so cartoonish that the viewer will have an extremely difficult time accepting the dialogue, and consequently the behavior, of these characters as being legitimate. As a result, the gang of rich white wannabe thugs come off, for the most part, as being overwrought caricatures saddled with some of the most laughably horrible dialogue ever heard in a motion picture. As for the gang of cholo thugs in the movie, they come off as being far too nice and too stereotypical to Latinos, and thus seem only marginally less cartoony that the gang of rich white kids.

The movie's lone saving grace is Anne Hathaway. Playing a role that shares some parallels with and could be considered a natural extension of her smart-girl-with-a-rebellious-streak Meghan Green character from the short-lived TV series Get Real, hers was the only character in the movie that had any sort of depth and believability. The script, despite its many shortcomings, succeeds in making it clear just how self-aware, intelligent, and capable of good Hathaway's character is, in spite of her actions as a member of the gang of rich white teens, giving the film its lone three-dimensional character. Because of Hathaway's talent as an actress, as well as her successful exploitation of the public's predominant perception of her as a wholesome girl next door for this film, it is easy for the audience to believe that Hathaway's character is the rebel-without-a-clue fish out of water that the script is trying to portray her as. Hathaway's acting is superb, head and shoulders above anyone else in the film, which adds to her character's legitimacy. However, the people who see this movie will likely be too busy snickering at the inane lines of dialogue she's repeatedly forced to drop or, more likely, be gaping at their TV thinking "O...M...G! The chick from The Princess Diaries is actually TOPLESS!" to notice her solid performance.

Which leads to a discussion of arguably the biggest reason most people even know this film exists. Hathaway has claimed in interviews that she only does nudity in films if she deems it necessary to the story. While a case can be made that most of the nudity in the film was appropriate when considering the context of the scenes in which it was featured, I find myself questioning just how "necessary" it is, for example, to show Hathaway's character popping her top while making out with her boyfriend (or for that matter, to see Bijou Phillips' character in the film topless while taking a bubble bath). That's not to say this movie should be mistaken for a late-night film on Skinemax; it most certainly isn't. But Hathaway is topless just enough in this film to make this obvious attempt to expand her acting repertoire beyond the roles in family films she had previously been limited to seem heavy-handed and maybe even a little desperate. Anne, take it from me, you're a wonderful actress. That alone will do more to land you mature roles than taking off your top for sex scenes in a poorly-scripted indie movie ever will.

When all is said and done, the amount of nudity in this movie only made it worse; when you factor the amount of it in along with in how disappointing the movie is, it only adds evidence to the argument that the only reason this movie exists was for Hathaway to prove to us just how far she was willing to go to avoid being typecast as Princess Mia Thermopolis for the rest of her acting career...which is a shame, considering her legitimately solid acting job in this movie.

Rent "Kids" or "Thirteen" instead; both films are about topics similar to this movie and both are far better.

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