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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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7 wins & 6 nominations See more »
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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
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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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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:
Revealing mistakes: When Starkman shoots Louis, the aquarium behind him is spattered with his blood, yet it is otherwise undamaged by the bullet that ostensibly exited Louis' head.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.
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Movie Connections:
References "Baywatch" (1989)See more »
Soundtrack:
Everything's Gonna Be AlrightSee more »

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171 out of 237 people found the following review useful.
You must never see it., 25 May 2005
Author: David_Frames

Smug and a self-adorned cine-sophisticate, I rented out Gigli with a friend ready to scrutinise it with the benefit of my enlightened view of film. It was going to be an hilarious two hours. I'd settled down in a very comfy armchair and had poured a glass of some Austrian glug. I couldn't wait to laugh at the stupid dialogue and that ridiculous script but the joke was on us because Gigli transcends the established limit of effective urine stealing. This is because its simply so horrible that you can forget trying to make yourself look intelligent and media literate by ripping the bladder evacuate because the scale of misguided conception baffles the mind and eventually shuts it down. It's like being hit by a sack full of bricks in the face for a full 114 minutes. There's a teasing little scene with J-Lo early on when she tells a bunch of unruly kids that there's a martial arts move that can gouge out the eyes and simultaneously destroy the visual cortex meaning that not only are you rendered blind but you'll never be able to remember anything you've seen. For the Gigli viewer this is like showing Charlie and the Chocolate Factory to a hall packed with diabetics. You're left to ponder the short term agony weighed up against the long term benefit as Martin Brest's story unfolds with the principle characters of a unlikeable, emotionally and sexually retarded thug with a soft centre (a fat Affleck), a lesbian who isn't really a lesbian because you can be converted to heterosexuality by an emotionally and sexually retarded thug and an actually retarded man who was probably supposed to be a Rainman-type character who redeems Affleck's arrogant meathead but is in fact a cringe inducing, self-harm facilitating caricature of the mentally handicapped. Look, many movies look good on paper and suffer from poor execution but what's head scratching about Gigli is that it's as dire on the page as it is on screen. Broadly it's supposed to be a romantic comedy, sort of Out of Sight meets Rainman meets Whats New Pussycat? but it's stillborn as a criminal caper, devoid of anything approaching sensitivity and has some of the worst battle of the sexes banter that ever crawled onto the screen. Brest, who directed the dire 16 hour remake of Meet John Doe, Meet Joe Black, shows that when it comes to misjudging material he's peerless. His crimes here are compounded by the fact that this is his own script. That script, incidentally is a roll call of on screen horror. Witness, if you can, the Penis Vs. Vagina scene in which Affleck argues the case for the male genitals or the tear jerking moment in which the soft hearted Affleck, having given the Mentally Handicapped Brian relationship advice, looks on like a proud father as his new friends woos an Australian bombshell during the filming of a Baywatch beach party. You'll envy the man who gets his brains blown out and eaten by goldfish or the horrendous girlfriend of J-Lo, who having realised which film she's in, slits her wrists...stupidly, the wrong way. Once its all over and you sit there open mouthed you're left to (briefly) ponder why Brest did it. Did the kidnapped brother have to be disabled? Surely there must have been a more effective way of facilitating Affleck's transition from idiot to slightly more compassionate idiot? Did J-Lo have to be a Lesbian? Sure, Affleck has to have some obstacles toward getting the girl and we all like a bit of sexual tension but gay viewers must have been flabbergasted that a man who describes men and women as "the bull and the cow" and does lovable things like warmly looking vacuous and endearingly been obnoxious should persuade a woman to er, "hop over the fence". And even if Brest was blinded by his own vanity what in the name of Beverly Hills Cop persuaded Christopher Walken and Al Pacino to cameo? None of it makes any sense. The bottle of wine I had with the film was good though but by the time I regained consciousness the bit left in the bottle was undrinkable.

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