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Gigli -- The violent story about how a criminal lesbian, a tough-guy hit-man with a heart of gold, and a retard came to be best friends through a hostage.

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Writer (WGA):
Martin Brest (written by)
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Release Date:
1 August 2003 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
The movie everyone is talking about. The couple everyone wants to be (Australian DVD cover) See more »
Plot:
The violent story about how a criminal lesbian, a tough-guy hit-man with a heart of gold, and a mentally challenged man came to be best friends through a hostage. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
7 wins & 6 nominations See more »
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(467 articles)
User Reviews:
Critics, we owe you an apology See more (406 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Ben Affleck ... Larry Gigli

Terry Camilleri ... Man in Dryer (as Terrence Camilleri)

David Backus ... Laundry Customer

Lenny Venito ... Louis
Robert Silver ... Man in Debt
Luis Alberto Martínez ... Adult Care Resident

Justin Bartha ... Brian

Jennifer Lopez ... Ricki

Christopher Walken ... Det. Stanley Jacobellis

Todd Giebenhain ... High School Kid #1

Brian Sites ... High School Kid #2
Brian Casey ... High School Kid #3
Les Bradford ... High School Kid #4
David Bonfadini ... High School Kid #5
Dwight Ketchum ... High School Kid #6 (as Dwight P. Ketchum)

Lainie Kazan ... Mother

Missy Crider ... Robin
Peter Van Norden ... Morgue Attendant

Alexandra Fatovich ... Packing Store Clerk (as Alex Fatovich)

Al Pacino ... Starkman

David Pressman ... Assistant Director

Shelby Fenner ... Australian Dancer
Theresa Barbosa-Adams ... Beach Dancer
Kelly Cooper ... Beach Dancer
R.J. Durell ... Beach Dancer (as RJ Durell)
Shaun Earl ... Beach Dancer

Nadine Ellis ... Beach Dancer
Samuel Givens ... Beach Dancer (as Samuel Luis Givens)
Hunter Hamilton ... Beach Dancer

Stacey Harper ... Beach Dancer
Zach Hensler ... Beach Dancer

Brandon Henschel ... Beach Dancer

Scott Hislop ... Beach Dancer

Robert Hoffman ... Beach Dancer

Dondraico Johnson ... Beach Dancer (as Dondraico L. Johnson)

Elaine Klimaszewski ... Beach Dancer

Melanie Lewis ... Beach Dancer

Brooke Long ... Beach Dancer
Kim McSwain ... Beach Dancer
Mark Meismer ... Beach Dancer
Ross Mulholland ... Beach Dancer
Jenni Oborne ... Beach Dancer
Brandi Oglesby ... Beach Dancer (as Brandi Olgesby)
Zeke Ruelas ... Beach Dancer
Robert Schultz ... Beach Dancer
Jenny Seeger ... Beach Dancer
Matt Sergott ... Beach Dancer
Jeri Slaughter ... Beach Dancer
Megan Stephens ... Beach Dancer
Jenny Lynn Suckling ... Beach Dancer
Giggi Yazicioglu ... Beach Dancer (as Giggi Thesman)
Lisa Thompson ... Beach Dancer

Nikki Tuazon ... Beach Dancer
Salvatore Vassallo ... Beach Dancer
Robert Vinson ... Beach Dancer
Kevin Wilson ... Beach Dancer
Tara Wilson ... Beach Dancer
Tovaris Wilson ... Beach Dancer

Directed by
Martin Brest 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Martin Brest (written by)

Produced by
Martin Brest .... producer
Frederic W. Brost .... associate producer
John Hardy .... executive producer
Amy Sayres .... associate producer
Casey Silver .... producer
 
Original Music by
John Powell 
 
Cinematography by
Robert Elswit 
 
Film Editing by
Julie Monroe 
Billy Weber 
 
Casting by
Ellen Lewis 
 
Production Design by
Gary Frutkoff 
 
Art Direction by
Sue Chan 
 
Set Decoration by
Maggie Martin 
 
Costume Design by
Michael Kaplan 
 
Makeup Department
Enzo Angileri .... hair stylist: Ms. Lopez
Margot Boccia .... makeup artist: Ms. Lopez
John Caglione Jr. .... makeup artist: Al Pacino
Rebecca DeHerrera .... additional makeup artist
Cheryl Eckert .... hair stylist
Teressa Hill .... hair stylist
Whitney James .... makeup artist: Ben Affleck
Elizabeth Rabe .... additional hair stylist (2003)
Janine Rath .... hair stylist: Mr. Affleck (as Janine Thompson)
Lori Rozman .... assistant hair stylist
Pamela Santori .... makeup artist
Nikoletta Skarlatos .... makeup artist
Pamela S. Westmore .... makeup artist: Ben Affleck
 
Production Management
Frederic W. Brost .... unit production manager
Robin Le Chanu .... production supervisor
Carey Len Smith .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Vernon Davidson .... dga trainee (additional photography)
Alan Edmisten .... first assistant director: second unit
C. Andrew Hall .... dga trainee
Bradley Morris .... second second assistant director
Maggie Murphy .... second assistant director
Mark Rabinowitz .... second second assistant director: second unit
Matt Rebenkoff .... second assistant director
Amy Sayres .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Chris Alvarez .... welding foreman
David B. Clark .... painter
Eric DeYoung .... propmaker
Jay Dupuy .... plaster department head
David Elliott .... construction coordinator
Trish Gallaher Glenn .... property master
Vinson Jae .... stand-by painter
Adam Khalid .... art department coordinator
Ann Knight .... assistant set decorator
David C. Potter .... lead man
Robin Richesson .... storyboard artist
Tommy Samona .... set dresser
Theodore Sharps .... set designer
Meg Hyatt Snow .... painter (as Meg Hyatt)
Jim Stubblefield .... assistant property master
Michael P. Sweeney .... set dresser
 
Sound Department
George H. Anderson .... dialogue editor
David V. Butler .... dialogue editor
Don Coufal .... boom operator
Teri E. Dorman .... dialogue editor
Frank Fleming .... sound recordist
David Giammarco .... supervising sound editor
Wayne Griffin .... adr editor
Andrea Horta .... adr editor
Scott A. Jennings .... sound effects editor
Dave Lopez .... sound engineer
David Raymond .... second cable man
Joe Schiff .... assistant sound editor
Greg Steele .... adr mixer
Cherie Tamai .... assistant sound editor
Jeff Wexler .... production sound mixer
 
Special Effects by
David J. Barker .... special effects assistant
Kevin Hannigan .... special effects coordinator
Kevin Hannigan .... special effects supervisor
Joseph Livolsi .... special effects technician
Al Marangoni .... special effects crew
Brendon O'Dell .... special effects technician
David A. Poole .... special effects
Michael Roundy .... special effects gangboss
Ken Tarallo .... special effects
Paul Vigil .... on set foreman
 
Visual Effects by
James J. Atkinson .... digital effects artist
Tom Capizzi .... digital effects artist
Brandon Craig .... render supervisor
Chris Crowell .... digital compositor
Caleb J. Howard .... digital effects
Sean Hyunin Lee .... senior digital compositor: Rhythm & Hues
Michael Karp .... digital artist
Whitney Kitchen .... production coordinator
Michael La Fave .... digital effects artist
Sonserae Leese .... texture map painter
Tim Miller .... Inferno artist
Stuart Mintz .... effects artist
Jeremy Nelligan .... digital compositor
Gary Nolin .... visual effects producer: Rhythm & Hues
Mike O'Neal .... digital effects supervisor
Liz Radley .... video & computer graphics supervisor
Edwin Rivera .... digital compositing supervisor
Craig Shumard .... motion control technician
James D. Tittle .... digital visual effects coordinator: Pacific Title
Serkan Zelzele .... digital compositor
Jimmy Jewell .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Douglas Smith .... visual effects supervisor (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Randall Huber .... stunt double: Christopher Walken
John Robotham .... stunt coordinator
Bill Willens .... precision driver (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Russell Ayer .... electrician
James Barrett .... electrician
Alex M. Cacciarelli .... video assist operator: motion control
Phillip V. Caruso .... still photographer
Paolo Cascio .... first assistant camera: re-shoots
Vincent Contarino .... gaffer: re-shoots
William Coss .... first assistant camera
R. Michael De Chellis .... rigging gaffer
Will Dearborn .... additional camera loader
Michael S. Endler .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Thomas Enright .... electrician: re-shoots
Colette Gabriel .... camera production assistant: re-shoots
Raymond Gonzales .... electrician
Robert Lackey .... electrician
Damon Marcellino .... assistant chief lighting technician: rigging crew
Abraham Martinez .... camera loader (as Abe Martinez)
Hugh McCallum .... grip
Frank Montesanto .... key grip
Michael Orefice .... gaffer: additional photography
Brad Peterman .... first assistant camera: "c" camera
James Plannette .... gaffer
Robert A. Preston .... best boy grip
Brad Rea .... dolly grip: "a" camera
Cary Sachs .... rigging electrician
Eric Sagot .... best boy electric (as Eric Wolfson-Sagot)
P. Scott Sakamoto .... camera operator
Paul Schmidt .... grip
Bryce Shields .... video assist operator
Gary Stark .... set electrician: re-shoot
Michael Strong .... key rigging grip
Jennifer Tanksley .... camera intern
Jason Selsor .... rigging grip (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Jennifer Euston .... casting associate
Rich King .... extras casting
Alysson Marcus .... casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Cynthia Black .... set costumer
Lorraine Crossman .... costumer
Mitzi Haralson .... costumer: Ms. Lopez
Meg Matthews .... costumer: Mr. Affleck
Ric Spencer .... costumer: re-shoots
Catherine Wall .... cutter/fitter
 
Editorial Department
Tristan M. Brighty .... first assistant editor
Charles Bunn .... assistant editor
Carlos M. Castillón .... apprentice editor
Elisa Cohen .... assistant editor
Guglielmo Cuellar .... post-production assistant
Mo Henry .... negative cutter
Phil Hetos .... dailies
Richard B. Molina .... assistant editor: avid
Jim Passon .... color timer
Jonathan Poirier .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Bryan Clements .... scoring crew
Sandy DeCrescent .... orchestra contractor
George Doering .... musician
Mark Eshelman .... scoring crew
John Finklea .... music editor
Germaine Franco .... assistant to composer
Marina Manukian .... musician
Adam Michalak .... score recordist
Shawn Murphy .... orchestra mixer
Gary Raymond .... music playback mixer
Liza Richardson .... music consultant
Tim Rodier .... music transcription
Peter Rotter .... orchestra contractor
Ben Schor .... apprentice music editor
Pat Weber .... scoring technician
 
Transportation Department
John Armstrong .... driver
Fabian Arroyo .... transportation
Jack Carpenter .... driver: camera car
J. Armin Garza II .... driver: camera car
William Hogue .... driver
Joel Marrow .... transportation coordinator
Joseph Sullivan .... driver
 
Other crew
H. Leah Amir .... craft service
Angela Athayde .... additional production assistant
Nadira Azermai .... set assistant
Jeff Berger .... assistant: Mr. Brest
Claudia Bestor .... location scout: re-shoots
Clelio Boccato .... assistant: Mr. Hardy
Randolph Bookman .... production assistant
Fleming Brooks .... assistant: Mr. Silver
Jason Cardillo-Lee .... production assistant
Selena Carrillo .... office production assistant (as Selena Pivac)
Adam D. Casillas .... stand-in: Justin Bartha
Joe Coyle .... stand-in: Ben Affleck (as Joseph A. Coyle)
Ricky Cuevas .... assistant accountant
Joni Cuquet .... field publicist
Jorgen de Mey .... trainer: Mr. Affleck
Michael Dorner .... payroll accountant
Caleb Duffy .... key assistant location manager
Louis Farah .... construction medic
Jordan Brendan Finnegan .... production assistant
Elizabeth Forsyth .... production assistant
Aquil Fudge .... first accountant
Wilma Garscadden-Gahret .... script supervisor
Jason Aaron Goldberg .... stand-in
Vanessa Grayson .... stand-in: Jennifer Lopez
Quentin Halliday .... location manager
James Hancock .... assistant accountant (as James C. Hancock)
Peter Hansen .... caterer
Matthew Heffernan .... set production assistant
George Herthel .... location manager
Jean Hodges .... food stylist
Zach Hunt .... production assistant: re-shoots
Kenneth Hunter .... location scout
Tim Judge .... assistant: Mr. Pacino
Rob Kalmbach .... assistant to director (as Robert Kalmbach)
Joseph Keideth .... security: Mr. Affleck, Keideth & Associates
Michael R. Kern .... accountant
Ken Lavet .... location manager
Tali Lipa .... production accountant: additional photography
Keri Littledeer .... set medic
Monica McLeod .... payroll accountant: reshoots
David Mendoza .... production assistant: re-shoots
Niamh Murphy .... textile artist
Taylor Phillips .... production assistant: re-shoots
Marguerite Pomerhn Derricks .... choreographer
Keith Potter .... production assistant: re-shoots
Canyon Prince .... production assistant (as Ryan Prince)
Tiana Rios .... assistant: Ms. Lopez
Ben Ross .... assistant: Mr. Brest
John Sanchez .... production secretary
Will Sandoval .... production assistant
Sheila Sawhny .... adr voice
Jim Schiro .... second assistant accountant
Spooky Stevens .... unit publicist
Gloria J. Stewart .... assistant: Mr. Silver
Cheryl A. Stone .... production accountant
Cherie Thibodeaux .... dancer
James William Visconti III .... production assistant
Odessa Whitmire .... assistant: Mr. Affleck
Scott C. Williman .... pre-rig crew
Jeff Winn .... key craft service
Michael Feldman .... production assistant (uncredited)
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for sexual content, pervasive language and brief strong violence
Runtime:
121 min
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Color:
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
The word "fuck" is used 124 times.See more »
Goofs:
Miscellaneous: Ricki chides Larry for not having a book (nor anything else) to read to Brian. Resulting in Larry instead reading the ingredients of a bottle of Tabasco Sauce to Brian. Yet Ricki herself, has a book in later scenes.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Larry Gigli:You see, after all is said and done, the only thing you can be really sure of, the only thing you can really count on in this world, is that you just never fucking know.
See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in The DiCaprio Code (2006)See more »
Soundtrack:
The Beach SongSee more »

FAQ

Is this regarded as the worst film ever made?
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206 out of 261 people found the following review useful.
Critics, we owe you an apology, 18 January 2004
Author: Greg (gregmoroberts@yahoo.com) from Oakville, Ontario

`Awful', `Hopeless', `Terrible', `Benifer's Gate'.

These are the words I read from some of North America's most respected film critics in my research before viewing the debacle Gigli starring Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez. At first, I wondered aloud 'how bad can it be'. After all, how often does the common public agree with the harsh words of a critic. Besides, Pacino and Walken in the same film should be enough to generate even one star out of even the sternest critic, right. Right?

Gigli is about two unbelievable gangsters who are assigned the task of kidnapping and watching over a prosecutors mentally challenged brother while also keeping an open eye on each other to ensure the success of the operation. Ben plays Gigli, an accent challenged goon who is as believable as Madonna in a nuns uniform, and Jennifer plays Ricky, a lesbian gangster who is primarily hired to ensure that Gigli doesn't screw things up.

Along the way, plenty of bit characters and ridiculous side plots stymie the progress of the mission. Ricky has an ex-lover show up at the house and attempt suicide, the gangsters ask for the thumb of the prisoner sent to the prosecutor, Gigli has to rush to his mothers house and learns that good ole ma knows all about lesbians and throughout the film we are constantly annoyed by conversations between Gigli and his crime boss, Lenny over the phone. I could go on, but what's the point.

Gigli was one of the worst reviewed films of 2003. So I began to wonder why this film in particular ended up on everyone's poop list even though there were plenty of worse films people were throwing good money at (Boat Trip, Bad Boys II, Masked and Anonymous). The answer became pretty obvious. Nothing was expected of these other entries, but Gigli had the star power of the two most talked about celebrities in Tinseltown. Throw in director Martin Brest who has had incredible success with Scent of a Woman, Midnight Run and Beverley Hills Cop, and sprinkle in the veteran a-list power of Christopher Walken and Al Pacino. With a recipe as rich as these ingredients suggest, one's expectations are set to a higher standard. Gigli simply does not deliver the goods. The dialogue is so laughable that you expect this film to have midnight showings a la Rocky Horror Picture Show in the next ten years, and the characters are so eccentrically hysterical that you can't help but cringe in your seat in embarrassment for all those involved.

So now back to the critics. We, owe you an apology. Most of the year, we read your reviews and chastise your opinions, but every once and a while, a consensus amongst your peers keeps us from going in mass and spending our hard earned dollars on crap like this. A $6 million dollar domestic take for Gigli is an example of the power that you possess, and for that, I will keep reading.

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