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An honorably discharged soldier returns home to New Orleans, hoping to break away from his upbringing as a trained prostitute, but his brothel-madam mother has other expectations.

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Sonny
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Jewel
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Henry
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Carol
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Albert
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Meg
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Gretchen
Willie Metcalf ...
Cal
Janet Shea ...
Wealthy Woman
Cary Wilmot Alden ...
Catherine
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Acid Yellow
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Jesse
Graham Timbes ...
Troy
Wallace Merck ...
Scott
Doug Barden ...
Maitre d'
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Dagmar
Bernard Hocke ...
Clerk
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Mr. Penn (as David E. Jensen)
Karen Kaia Livers ...
Mattie
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Waiter
Thomas Williams ...
Waiter
Kriste Andrea Tujague ...
Joanie
Mark W. Davidson ...
Acid Yellow's Thug (as Mark W. Davison)
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Jimmy at Mattie's
Norman Golightly ...
Man at Party with Tie (as Norm Golightly)
Houston Parker ...
Lilly White
Shelby Rachel Griggs ...
Girl
Sarah Allison Griggs ...
Girl
Natasha Mince ...
Hooker
Delisha Price ...
Mattie's Girl (as Delisha Prince)
Monica L. Monica ...
Party Lady
Robert Burton ...
Man at Door
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Boy
Kyle Hand ...
Boy
Ben Jones ...
Boy
Andrew Miller ...
Boy
Nick Paoletti ...
Boy
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kevin Cavell ...
Diner in Restaurant (uncredited)
Dixie Louviere ...
Restaurant Patron - Party Guest (uncredited)
April Mills ...
Waitress (uncredited)
Brandy Scott ...
Streetwalker (uncredited)

Directed by

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Nicolas Cage

Written by (WGA)

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John Carlen ... (written by)

Produced by

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Paul Brooks ... producer
Nicolas Cage ... producer
Debra L. Gainor ... associate producer
Glenn S. Gainor ... co-executive producer
Norman Golightly ... producer
Norm Waitt ... executive producer

Music by

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Clint Mansell

Cinematography by

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Barry Markowitz ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Howard E. Smith

Editorial Department

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Seth Clark ... first assistant editor
Greg Curry ... colorist: dailies
Joe Fineman ... post-production consultant
Dan Muscarella ... color timer
Scott Niemeyer ... post-production executive

Casting By

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Elizabeth Hayden ... (as Elizabeth Hayden Passero)
Jeffery Passero

Production Design by

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Monroe Kelly

Set Decoration by

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Leonard R. Spears ... (as Leonard Spears)

Costume Design by

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Shawn Holly Cookson

Makeup Department

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Allison Gordin ... makeup artist
Emjay Olson ... hair stylist
Larry Waggoner ... hair department head
Allen Weisinger ... makeup department head

Production Management

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Glenn S. Gainor ... unit production manager
Michael Toji ... post-production supervisor

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Mark Anthony Little ... first assistant director
James Roque ... second assistant director
Ann C. Salzer ... second second assistant director

Art Department

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Jeanne De La Houssaye ... storyboard artist
Mary Frances Eglin ... art department coordinator
David Erwin ... on-set dresser
Daniel Fox ... set dresser
John Herbert ... painter foreman (as John P. Herbert)
Sidney J. Lambert ... set dresser
Leo Lauricella ... carpenter (as Leo E. Lauricella)
Vince LeBlanc ... lead man (as Vince Le Blanc)
Genevieve Leyh ... scenic artist
Phil LoCicero ... scenic artist
Michael S. Martin ... property master
Jorin Ostroska ... assistant property master
Eric William Pierson ... set dresser
Ronald Romanski ... scenic artist
Laurence V. Spurlock ... scenic artist
Chuck Stringer ... construction coordinator (as George 'Chuck' Stringer III)
David Tureau ... greensman
Stephen G. Walters ... lead scenic artist

Sound Department

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Joe Barnett ... re-recording mixer
Lance Brown ... re-recording mixer
Timothy A. Carpenter ... additional sound re-recording mixer / adr mixer / foley mixer
Bradley Clouse ... first assistant sound editor
Jed M. Dodge ... dialogue editor
John Michael Fanaris ... sound effects coordinator
J. Aloysius Flanagan III ... sound re-recording mixer assistant
Jeffrey Haupt ... sound mixer
Ruby C. Haupt ... boom operator
Kirk Herzbrun ... assistant sound editor
Marc Meyer ... sound effects editor
Jay Nierenberg ... supervising sound editor
Shelley Roden ... foley artist (as Shelley Smith)
Mike J. Schafer ... sound utility
Scott Sonderegger ... facilities management
John Switzer ... sound effects coordinator
Bernard Weiser ... sound editor
Jeffrey R. Whitcher ... sound editor
Aaron Wilcox ... facilities management / re-recording projectionist

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Stephen Bourgeois ... special effects assistant (as Stephen J. Bourgeois)
Bob Cooper ... special effects coordinator (as Robert H. Cooper)
David K. Nami ... special effects assistant / special effects coordinator
Matthew Zeringue ... special effects assistant

Visual Effects by

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Reid Burns ... visual effects producer
David Emerson ... optical lineup
James David Hattin ... digital artist
Allan Levine ... visual effects producer
David McCue ... optical supervisor (as Dave McCue)
Kevin Shawley ... digital artist
Martha Soehendra ... digital artist
Randall Weatherington ... optical camera operator

Stunts

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Danny Cosmo ... stunt double: Harry Dean Stanton (as Danny Cosmo Higginbottom)
Loren Kinsella ... stunt double
Lonnie R. Smith Jr. ... stunts (as Lonnie Smith)
Edward Yannik ... stunt coordinator
Eddie Yansick ... stunt coordinator

Camera and Electrical Department

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Michael Applebaum ... additional camera operator: "b" camera
Steve Austin ... video playback operator
Paul D. Beard ... grip
Bobby Brown ... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Buddy Carr ... dolly grip
Gilly Charbonnet ... key grip
Cougar Easley ... electrician
Chris Ekstrom ... grip (as Christopher Ekstrom)
Sean Finnegan ... electrician
Matthew Gaumer ... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Lavelle Higgins ... electrician
Vic Keatley ... best boy electric (as Victor Keatley)
Ian Lynch ... additional first assistant camera
Mike McLaughlin ... gaffer (as Michael McLaughlin)
Randy Nolen ... camera operator
Paul Olinde ... electrician
Patti Perret ... still photographer
Daniel Rector ... grip (as Daniel J. Rector)
Steven Search ... first assistant camera
Rick Tiedeman ... Steadicam operator / additional camera operator: "a" camera
Mark Toups ... grip
Joe Uddo ... camera production assistant
Lynda Vincent ... camera loader
Don W. Wegner ... best boy grip (as Don Wegner)

Casting Department

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Donna Brower ... casting associate
Barbara Harris ... voice casting
Yvette S. O'Neill ... extras casting

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Donna Chance ... key set costumer
Dana Embree ... costumer
Linda Gardar ... costume supervisor
Jillian Ann Kreiner ... set costumer
Giselle Spence ... seamstress (as Gigi Spence)

Location Management

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David Ross McCarty ... location manager
Jessica Seifert McCarty ... location coordinator
Marco Umana ... location assistant

Music Department

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Sandy DeCrescent ... music contractor
Randy Gerston ... music supervisor
Brian Leff ... associate music supervisor
Lise Richardson ... music editor (as Lisé Richardson)
Ryan Robinson ... scoring technical support engineer
Joshua Winget ... music editor

Transportation Department

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Billy Colbert ... transportation coordinator
Earl R. Hurst Sr. ... transportation co-captain
Poland Perkins ... transportation captain (as Poland P. Perkins)

Other crew

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Scott August ... additional production assistant
Gloria Winship Ayon ... head animal trainer
Michael Barnes ... financial legal services
David C. Bernat ... assistant: Mr. Gainor
Robert Bodenheaimer ... craft service (as Robert Bodenheimer)
George Bott ... production assistant (as George R. Bott)
Linda Brennan ... dialect coach
Stephen Bures ... personal assistant: Mr. Cage
Batou Chandler ... key set production assistant (as Batou A. Chandler)
Bob Corff ... voice teacher
Chris Doss ... executive in charge of finance
Melissa Elliott ... title designer
Ryan Eustis ... additional production assistant
Bridget Fenlason ... stand-in
Charlie French ... medic
Melissa Groetsch ... stand-in
Colby Guillory ... additional production assistant
Caleb Guillotte ... office production assistant
Nicole J. Hall ... assistant: Scott Niemeyer (as Nicole Hall)
Lissette Hernandez ... production office intern
Rankin Hickman ... assistant production office coordinator
Jennifer Hoffman ... assistant: Paul Brooks
Joanna L. Rees Jones ... distribution executive
Heather Joyce ... distribution coordinator
Alissa M. Kantrow ... accounting assistant
Ted Kantrow ... caterer
Tracy Keller ... production coordinator
Michael D. Kennedy ... production assistant
Ross LeBrun ... assistant to director
Shane LeCocq ... dialect coach
David Mastron ... post-production accountant
Meagan McLaughlin ... assistant craft service
Adam R. Mehr ... attorney
Mark Miller ... first assistant accountant
Charles Milling ... stand-in
Houston Parker ... executive assistant: Mr Cage
Scott Peterson ... script supervisor
Becky Richardson ... animal trainer
Anthony Rossi III ... production assistant
Sherman Shelton Jr. ... set production assistant
Mary Sunshine ... production accountant
Jason Terito ... production assistant
Cara Tripicchio ... publicist
Jeremy Tujague ... additional production assistant
Paul Uddo ... production assistant
Charmaine White ... animal trainer
Orian Williams ... production assistant
Gloria Winstone ... animal trainer
Wise Wolfe ... office production assistant
Shawn Marchetti ... assistant production coordinator: Los Angeles (uncredited)

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Plot Summary

New Orleans, 1981. Sonny Phillips, just discharged from the Army, returns home where the only life he's known is as a gigolo working for his mother. He wants to leave that behind, but the job his Army buddy promised doesn't materialize, and he can't escape his past. Written by Jon Reeves

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Taglines His life was the morning after, until he decided to change the night before. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Pony Rides (United States)
  • Sonny, O Amante (Brazil)
  • Soni (Serbia)
  • Жиголо (Russia)
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Runtime
  • 110 min
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Box Office

Opening Weekend United States $17,639, 29 Dec 2002

Did You Know?

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Trivia Tommy Wiseau credits this movie as the reason he gave James Franco the green light to portray him in The Disaster Artist (2017). See more »
Movie Connections Referenced in Film Geek (2005). See more »
Soundtracks Concerto in D Minor, after 'Alessandro' BWV 974 See more »
Quotes Jewel: Damn stupid girl! She'd GIVE it away if I didn't stay on top of her all the time.
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