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Writers (WGA):
Jeremy Leven (novel)
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  (in credits order)

Michael Beach ... Ty Adams

Ronny Cox ... Delazo

Sinbad ... Orderly

Jane Carr ... Nurse Danza

Shelley Robertson ... Veda
Khylan Jones ... Brianna

Twink Caplan ... Suzanne

John C. McGinley ... Parker

David Backus ... Todd
Matthew A. Thomas ... Stretch McGuffin (as Matt Thomas)

William Bassett ... Mr. Brennan

Jim Ortlieb ... Mr. Tobin
Roberta Haze ... Ms. Aslee

Tom Everett ... Mansell

Ray Xifo ... Selden
Tracy Pettit ... Cheryl

Eriq La Salle ... Man

Tia Texada ... Lupa

J.P. Manoux ... Arnie

Chris Gann ... Shirtless Man
Marty Yost ... Policeman
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Fran Bennett ... Mrs. Ada Barnett

Mylo Ironbear ... Native American Mental Patient (uncredited)

R. Sky Palkowitz ... Topless Dancer in Hell (uncredited)

Allison Queal ... Mental Dwarf Patient (uncredited)
Elvis Strange ... Nightclub patron/dancer (uncredited)

Directed by
Eriq La Salle 
Writing credits
Jeremy Leven (novel "Satan")

Jeremy Leven (screenplay) and
Erik Jendresen (screenplay)

Produced by
Ken Aguado .... producer
Samuel Benedict .... producer
D.J. Caruso .... producer
Michael Huens .... line producer
Eriq La Salle .... producer
Butch Robinson .... producer
Original Music by
Billy Childs 
Cinematography by
George Mooradian 
Film Editing by
Troy Takaki 
Casting by
Lynn Kressel 
Production Design by
Charles M. Lagola  (as Charles Lagola)
Art Direction by
David Blass 
Set Decoration by
Greta Grigorian 
Costume Design by
Donna Berwick 
Makeup Department
Nicchi Battaglino .... assistant makeup artist
Jamie Cardillo-Lee .... makeup artist
Tracy Wilcox Gillie .... special makeup effects artist (as Tracy Wilcox)
Lorraine Martin .... special makeup effects artist
Matt Mastrella .... special makeup effects artist
Dennis Roden .... key hair stylist (as Dennis Rhoden)
Sabine Roller .... assistant makeup artist
Bryan Smith .... special makeup effects artist
Tatiana Thorpe .... key makeup artist
Renee J. Vaca .... assistant hair stylist
Production Management
Dale Dreher .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jasmine Marie Alhambra .... second second assistant director (as Jasmine Alhambra)
Van Hayden .... first assistant director
Nicholas Lee .... second assistant director
Art Department
Jacob Alsbrook .... leadperson
Robert W. Anderson .... property master
S. Christian Anderson .... props
Mike Culotta .... swing (as Michael Culotta)
Mathias Fain .... assistant property master
Michael V. Maurice .... set dresser
Victor Mendez .... swing
David Redier-Linsk .... propmaker
Jordan Steinberg .... swing
Gary Trought .... swing
Sound Department
Roberto Dominguez Alegria .... foley recordist (as Roberto Domínguez)
Sarah Brady .... adr supervisor
John Brasher .... re-recording mixer
Brad Bryan .... sound mixer
David Cook .... boom operator (as Dave Cook)
Eric Hoeschen .... foley artist
Eric Hoeschen .... re-recording mixer
Peggy McAffee .... sound designer
Peggy McAffee .... sound effects editor
Rick McLane .... sound engineer
Trevor Sperry .... adr recordist
Cameron Steenhagen .... dialogue editor
James Wright .... consultant: Dolby (as Jim Wright)
Special Effects by
Wayne Beauchamp .... special effects supervisor
Joni Avery .... stunt player
Eddie Braun .... stunt player
Corey Michael Eubanks .... stunt player (as Corey Eubanks)
Christie Hayes .... stunt double: Tracy Pettit
Hollis Hill .... stunts
David LeBell .... stunt player
Julius LeFlore .... stunt coordinator
Rod Phillips .... stunt player
Marcus Salgado .... fight coordinator
Scott L. Schwartz .... stunt player
Robair Sims .... stunt player
Al Wyatt Jr. .... stunt player
Bob Yerkes .... stunt player
Camera and Electrical Department
Brian Bartolini .... electrician
Ian S. Casas .... dolly grip
David Chameides .... Steadicam operator
Henry Coccetti .... chief lighting technician (as Henry Coccetti)
Lionel Coleman .... camera operator: 'b' camera
David Delgado .... best boy electric
Vincent Dow .... electrician
Taylor Drake .... grip
Manny Duran .... key grip
Scott Eades .... grip
Steve Francis .... electrician
Marc Gates .... electrician
Matt Horochowski .... best boy grip
Joel Ides .... grip
Neil Kinkead .... electrician
Eric Lee .... still photographer
Andrew Lemon .... first assistant camera: 'b' camera
Sean Peacock .... electrician
Richard Rasmussen .... electrician
Kendall A. Reed .... crane operator
Ken Roy .... first assistant camera
Stephen L. Whitcomb .... second assistant camera (as Stephen Whitcomb)
Casting Department
Tina Keltner .... extras casting
Deborah Leipzig .... additional casting: NYC
Debra Secher .... additional casting: LA
Jenny Syrup .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Amber Dykes .... wardrobe intern
Tashiba Jones-Wilson .... set costumer (as Tashiba Jones)
Hans Georg Struhar .... key costumer (as Hans G. Struhar)
Ivy Weinglass .... wardrobe intern
Editorial Department
Michael Hatzer .... color timer
Randy Magalski .... on-line editor
Vivek 'Vic' Sharma .... assistant editor (as Vivek Sharma)
Paul Westerbeck .... colorist
Location Management
Deborah J. Page .... location manager
Music Department
Billy Childs .... conductor
Billy Childs .... orchestrator
Peggy McAffee .... music editor
Greg Sill .... music supervisor
Transportation Department
Ed Adams .... driver
Collin Butrum .... transportation coordinator
Tony Ruiz .... driver
Jorge Velasquez .... transportation
Greagrey Waldrop .... transportation captain (as Greag Waldrop)
Other crew
Roarke-Anthony Beach .... production assistant
M. Vanessa Coto .... production coordinator
Amy Flanders .... production assistant
John Frawley .... set production assistant
Marc C. Geschwind .... extras coordinator
Nichole Graham .... set production assistant
Junior Guapo .... set production assistant
Bridgette Kelley .... script supervisor
Kurt Kim .... production intern
Zachary Knight .... set production assistant
Paul Kurtz .... production intern
Sharon Nettles .... assistant production coordinator
Eric Oden .... production accountant
Irwin M. Rappaport .... production attorney
Donald Ready .... production intern
Dan Riley .... legal assistant
Hameed Shaukat .... production intern
Matthew A. Thomas .... key set production assistant
Gomez Warren .... production assistant
Lisa Womble .... production assistant

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Rated R for some strong sexual content, violent images and language
113 min
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Australia:M | UK:15 (video) | USA:R (certificate #39524)
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Did You Know?

Hell is mentioned 12 times. 1st 2 words are hell with an 0. Gehenna is also mentioned, this means Hell in Yiddish. Fire and heat are mentioned or shown 20 times.See more »
Man:What if it's the therapist who needs therapy?See more »
Movie Connections:
References The Seventh Seal (1957)See more »
Picking Up the PiecesSee more »


Why isn't Eriq La Salle present in the last scene? All the other patients are there, even those who died.
Why isn't Eriq La Salle present in the last scene?
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12 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
Hard to criticize, 25 July 2002
Author: deproduction from Denver

The first thing that struck me about this film was how trite and over-simplified much of the subject matter was. At first it bothered me; the characters were pretty two-dimensional and the patients in the mental ward seemed very unrealistic. The whole movie took on a superficial and untrue feel that left me uninvolved and failed to suspend my disbelief. However, as the film goes on, you realize this may be on purpose. The film takes on a Lynch-ian feel that culminates in an ending that clearly explains why everything was so simple, shallow, and "perfect". I appreciate Eriq for not shoving the ending down our throat. He is obviously talented and deserves recognition for following through with a film that failed to get support from Hollywood because it isn't a cookie-cutter re-make of the films that Black film-makers continue to crank out. On the other hand, the story wasn't particularly unique either. It very much reminded me of a low-budget "Jacob's Ladder" with a simpler story-line and much more limited production resources. Eriq LaSalle is a great human being with enormous talent and, more importantly, a great perspective on what is important in life. He isn't quite willing to play into the Hollywood system, and although you couldn't tell from this film, he seems to understand the powerful role his artform can play in lifting up (or keeping down) his people. I respect him immensely and I expect great things from him in the future.

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