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Writers (WGA):
David Benioff (novel)
David Benioff (screenplay)
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Release Date:
10 January 2003 (USA) See more »
This life was so close to never happening See more »
Cornered by the DEA, convicted New York drug dealer Montgomery Brogan reevaluates his life in the 24 remaining hours before facing a seven-year jail term. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Edward Norton ... Monty Brogan

Philip Seymour Hoffman ... Jacob Elinsky

Barry Pepper ... Frank Slaughtery

Rosario Dawson ... Naturelle Riviera

Anna Paquin ... Mary D'Annunzio

Brian Cox ... James Brogan
Tony Siragusa ... Kostya Novotny
Levan Uchaneishvili ... Uncle Nikolai (as Levani)

Tony Devon ... Agent Allen

Misha Kuznetsov ... Senka Valghobek

Isiah Whitlock Jr. ... Agent Flood
Michael Genet ... Agent Cunningham

Patrice O'Neal ... Khari
Al Palagonia ... Salvatore Dominick

Aaron Stanford ... Marcuse

Marc H. Simon ... Schultz

Armando Riesco ... Phelan
Brad Williams ... Trader #1
Rodney 'Bear' Jackson ... Trader #2 (as Bear Jackson)

Keith Nobbs ... Luke
Felicia Finley ... Jody
Radu Spinghel ... Zakharov

Dania Ramirez ... Daphne (as Dania)

Oleg Prudius ... Russian Hood #1 (as Oleg Aleksandrovich Prudius)
Igor Zhivotovsky ... Russian Hood #2
Paul Diomede ... Simon

Cynthia Darlow ... Ruth

Michole Briana White ... Coventry Administrator

Vanessa Ferlito ... Lindsay Jamison

Coati Mundi ... Louis Volandes

Larissa Drekonja ... Dasha
Christine Pepe ... Female Jogger
Lawrence Bullock ... Chelsea Man #1
Patrick Illig ... Chelsea Man #2
Maja Niles ... Woman on Park Avenue
Daniel Reton ... Wall Street Guy #1 (as Daniel R. Reton)
Ed Rubeo ... Hasidic Jeweler
Peter James Kelsch ... Panhandler
A.J. McCoy ... Squeegee Man
R.L. Brazil ... Bouncer
Howard Crowns ... Tattoo Parlor Worker
DJ Cipha Sounds ... DJ Dusk
Jamil Mullen ... Lady with Baby
Louis Modafferi ... Brogan's Bar Patron
Alan Taraseiwicz ... Brogan's Bar Patron
Nicholas Rossomodo ... Brogan's Bar Patron
Jeffrey Palazzo ... Brogan's Bar Patron
Douglas Miller ... Brogan's Bar Patron
Mike Fiore ... Brogan's Bar Patron
Andre Fletcher ... Brogan's Bar Patron
Carl Bini ... Brogan's Bar Patron
Joseph Mascall ... Brogan's Bar Patron
John Bergen ... Brogan's Bar Patron
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Mark Alan ... Bar Patron (uncredited)
Keith Bright ... Bar Patron / Truck Driver (uncredited)

Chris Camaj ... Bensonhurts (uncredited)
Gabe Castillo ... Dancer (uncredited)

Sal Cecere ... Trader #3 (uncredited)

Tonya Cornelisse ... Prep Student (uncredited)

Vinny DeGennaro ... Fireman (uncredited)
Korey Duke ... Club Person (uncredited)

Alexander Emmert ... Russian Gangster (uncredited)

Christopher Peter Federico ... Basketball player (uncredited)
Guy A. Fortt ... Bouncer (uncredited)
Brent Gorcie ... Bartender 1 (uncredited)

Jason Horton ... Co-Worker (uncredited)
Vivian Kalinov ... Woman at Gracie Mansion Park (uncredited)

Frank Matthews ... Bar Customer (uncredited)

Karen Nazarov ... Prep Student (uncredited)
King Orba ... Bartender (uncredited)

Greg Orvis ... Stock Broker (uncredited)
Jason Pierce ... Head Stockbroker (uncredited)
Rumaisa Rahman ... Dancer (uncredited)

Arloa Reston ... Prep Student (uncredited)

Stacy Lynn Spierer ... Club Dancer (uncredited)

Ruben Vidal ... Dancer (uncredited)

Directed by
Spike Lee 
Writing credits
David Benioff (novel)

David Benioff (screenplay)

Produced by
Julia Chasman .... producer
Jon Kilik .... producer
Spike Lee .... producer
Tobey Maguire .... producer
Jeff Sommerville .... associate producer
Nick Wechsler .... executive producer
Edward Norton .... co-producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Terence Blanchard 
Cinematography by
Rodrigo Prieto (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Barry Alexander Brown 
Casting by
Aisha Coley 
Production Design by
James Chinlund 
Art Direction by
Nicholas Lundy 
Set Decoration by
Ondine Karady 
Costume Design by
Sandra Hernandez 
Makeup Department
Fríða Aradóttir .... hair stylist: Edward Norton (as Frida Aradóttir)
Mary Cooke .... key hair stylist (as Mary Cook)
Matthew W. Mungle .... makeup artist: special old age makeup
Julie Pearce .... makeup artist: Edward Norton
Cassandra Saulter .... key makeup artist
Ellie Winslow .... key makeup artist
Production Management
Colin Cumberbatch .... post-production supervisor
Jon Kilik .... unit production manager
Paul Leonardo Jr. .... post-production supervisor
David Pomier .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Mike Ellis .... first assistant director
Tracey Hinds .... second assistant director
Paul Hogan .... second second assistant director
Jeanine Hunter .... assistant director intern
Michael A. Pinckney .... second second assistant director (as Michael 'Boogie' Pinckney)
Art Department
Charley Beal .... assistant art director
Amy Bell .... assistant property master: Texas
Roland Brooks .... charge scenic artist
Garf Brown .... scenic artist
Ben Conable .... assistant art director (as Benjamin Conable)
Ben Conable .... computer artist (as Benjamin Conable)
April Crump .... set dresser
James Donahue .... scenic artist
John Frick .... art director: Texas
Alison Froling .... assistant set decorator
Gerard J. Furey .... shop craftsman
Emily Gaunt .... scenic
Barbara Haberecht .... set decorator: Texas
Chris M. Jackson .... art department coordinator: Texas
Dan Kuchar .... assistant art director
Henry B. Lee .... art department assistant (as Henry Lee)
Victor Littlejohn .... on-set dresser
Jean-Paul Morselli .... art department assistant
Tim Oravetz .... property master
King Orba .... property master (as Mark Wallace)
John Parker .... on-set dresser
John Ralbovsky .... scenic foreman
Jeffrey Rollins .... on-set dresser
Carly Sorscher .... art department assistant
Sylvia Trapanese .... scenic artist
Ellen Waggett .... assistant art director
Alexander Wei .... art department coordinator
Robert K. Weinberger .... construction coordinator
Michael E. Wilks .... lead man (as Michael Wilks)
Jeffery D. Woodrel .... set dresser
Jeri Woodward .... scenic foreman
Randal Woodward .... lead scenic
Cher Young .... painter
Peter Regnier .... set dresser (uncredited)
Sound Department
Michael Barry .... sound re-recording mixer
Leslie Bloome .... foley artist (as Leslie Bloom)
Kam Chan .... foley editor
Alessandro Checcacci .... re-recording mixer: italian dubbing
Marko A. Costanzo .... foley artist
Stuart Deutsch .... boom operator
Jesse Ehredt .... sound editor
Chris Fielder .... assistant sound editor
Sean Garnhart .... sound effects editor
Sean Garnhart .... sound re-recording mixer
Larry Hoff .... playback operator
Larry Hopkins .... layback sound mixer
Frank Kern .... supervising foley editor
George A. Lara .... foley recordist
Marissa Littlefield .... adr editor
Lawrence Loewinger .... playback operator
Cate Montana .... assistant sound editor
Igor Nikolic .... first assistant sound editor
Rolf Pardula .... sound mixer
Alex Raspa .... adr recordist
Fred Rosenberg .... dialogue editor
Greg Steele .... adr mixer
Philip Stockton .... supervising sound editor
David Warzynski .... foley artist
Karl Wasserman .... sound utility
Matthew Haasch .... foley predub (uncredited)
Larry Wineland .... assistant sound editor (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Jesse Spots .... special effects assistant: Texas (as Jesse Moorefield)
Steve Wolf .... special effects coordinator: Texas
Louie Zakarian .... tattoo designer
Visual Effects by
J. John Corbett .... visual effects
Daniel Rubin .... digital compositor: Big Film Design
Hilda Saffari .... digital intermediate assistant producer
John R. Ellis .... digital cleanup artist (uncredited)
Manuel Rey Gonzalez .... digital effects compositor (uncredited)
Thomas Mathai .... digital cleanup artist (uncredited)
Jeff Ward .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Ilya Akiyoshi .... camera production assistant
Godofredo Astudillo .... camera intern
Alison Barton .... rigging grip
Robby Baumgartner .... gaffer (as Robert Baumgartner)
Bob Becchio .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Braden Belmonte .... second assistant camera: "a" camera, second unit
Kelly Britt .... lighting console operator
Gregory Cahill .... dolly grip
Andrew Casey .... steadicam operator
Lamont Crawford .... key grip
Chris Drechsler .... electrician
Kris Enos .... key second assistant camera
Samuel G. Friedman .... rigging electrician
Charlie Grubbs .... best boy electric
Gary Jay .... camera operator: Texas unit
Willow Jenkins .... video assist operator
Ellen Kuras .... director of photography: second unit
Rafael Latorre .... electrician
David Lee .... still photographer
Eric Lin .... camera intern
James Marks .... remote camera technician
Rick Marroquin .... dolly grip
Jim McConkey .... steadicam operator
Mark McDevitt .... clapper loader
Chris Norr .... camera operator
Heather Norton .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
John Panuccio .... key rigging grip
Lowell Schulman .... rigging electric best boy
Tom Shinn .... electrician
Peter Simonite .... first assistant camera: "b" camera, El Paso/Austin
John Trapman .... camera operator: Wescam camera
Lee Vickery .... additional assistant camera
Peter Walts .... rigging gaffer
Joe 'Jody' Williams .... camera operator: "a" camera
Alfonso Zarate .... camera intern
Malcolm A. Purnell .... b-camera second assistant (uncredited)
Casting Department
Wayne Marc Godfrey .... extras casting
Matthew Lessall .... casting assistant: Los Angeles
Alison Marek .... casting assistant
Ali Merhi .... extras casting assistant
Tuffy Questell .... extras casting
Winsome Sinclair .... extras casting
Ra-Ra Taylor .... extras casting assistant
Nancy Bishop .... casting (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Joanna Brett .... wardrobe supervisor
Sandi Figueroa .... costumer: Edward Norton
Rhonney Greene .... costume intern
Carmia Marshall .... additional set costumer
Michelle Martini .... assistant costume designer
Sukari McGill .... co-costume supervisor
Yleana Nunez .... costume intern
Editorial Department
Simone Barros .... apprentice editor (as Shante Barros)
Terra Bliss-Alvarez .... digital intermediate producer
Steve Bowen .... digital colorist
Janelle Connor .... post-production assistant
Rafael Del Toro .... intern assistant editor
David Dresher .... post-production executive
Ben Estrada .... digital colorist assistant
Ulysses Guidotti .... apprentice editor
K.A. Miille .... first assistant editor (as K.A. Chisholm)
Noëlle Penraat .... negative cutter
Lila Place .... apprentice editor
Samuel D. Pollard .... additional editor
Hilda Saffari .... digital intermediate assistant producer
Jeff Smithwick .... film timer
Greg Speed .... assistant film editor
Amy Tompkins .... digital intermediate editor
Alexandra Torterotot .... editorial intern
Location Management
Logan Cooper .... assistant locations manager: Texas
Drew Dillard .... location manager: Texas unit
Charlynne J. Hopson .... location scout
Cathy Kanavy .... assistant location manager
LeRoy McCarthy .... location assistant
George Norfleet .... location manager
Jennifer Quesenbery .... location assistant
Gary Vander Meer .... location coordinator
Joseph White .... assistant location manager
Nils Widboom .... location scout
Music Department
Mark Berrow .... musician: violin
Todd Bozung .... music editor
Peter Davies .... musician
Howard Drossin .... orchestrator
Geoff Foster .... score recordist
Bobbito Garcia .... music consultant
Isobel Griffiths .... orchestra contractor
Franklin Jones III .... additional music engineer
Steve Juliani .... music preparation
Alison LaCourse .... additional music editor
Bruce White .... viola
Transportation Department
David Beard .... driver
Sam Craytor .... driver: set dressing truck: TX Unit
George Grenier .... driver
Willow Jenkins .... driver: Spike Lee
Joseph Lockwood .... transportation
Eugene O'Neill .... transportation captain
Steven Willhoite .... driver: actor
Other crew
Thomas Ahlers .... office assistant
Alexis Arnold .... production coordinator: Texas
Randall Balsmeyer .... title designer
William Barclay .... assistant: Nick Wechsler
Jana Camacho .... production assistant
Brian Cantaldi .... second assistant accountant
Shari L. Carpenter .... script supervisor
Kathryn Castellanos .... production assistant
Mia Cevallos .... liaison: Chapman
Betty Chin .... production coordinator
Jan Cosby .... first assistant accountant
Tainesa Davis .... production assistant
Ana de Souza Dantas .... office production assistant
Joan Devilla .... payroll accountant
Rebecca Edelson .... script clearance administrator
Stefan Morris Hogan .... production assistant
Marshall Hopkins .... production assistant
Willow Jenkins .... assistant: Spike Lee
Laura King .... key set medic
Robyn L. Kreger .... assistant: Edward Norton
Cinqué Lee .... video archivist
Steve Lee .... production assistant
Dan Mackler .... consultant: Russia
Jonna McLaughlin .... office intern
David McLinn .... assistant: Nick Wechsler
Alex Nikolic .... media producer: Yugoslavia, Macedonia
Rafael Osorio .... background production assistant
Stephanie Pecuch .... assistant production coordinator: Texas
Jason Perez .... production assistant
Jimmie Pinckney .... production assistant
Angela Quiles .... production coordinator
Guillaume Renberg .... remote head technician
Michael K. Reynolds .... chef
Emily Rosdeitcher .... production office intern
Evelyn Santana .... publicist
Christopher Scull .... production assistant: Texas
Jodi Shapera .... post-production accountant
Zay Smith .... stage manager
Karen Wacker .... production secretary: Texas
Elizabeth Wade .... production secretary
Betty Weaver .... craft service
Andy Wheeler .... production accountant
Jaime Wilson .... assistant production coordinator
Annie Young Frisbie .... product placement coordinator (as Annie Young)
Renetta G. Amador .... set production assistant (uncredited)
Von Decarlo .... additional voice talent (uncredited)
Joanna Lu .... adr artist: Mandarin (uncredited)
K. Todd Lytle .... stand-in: Monty (uncredited)
Coati Mundi .... adr voice (uncredited)
Jannett Roberts .... production assistant (uncredited)
Jon Maichel Thomas .... title compositor (uncredited)
Emily Ziff .... assistant: Philip Seymour Hoffman (uncredited)
Bandar Albuliwi .... special thanks
Bruce Springsteen .... special thanks (as Bruce 'Da Boss' Springsteen)

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Rated R for strong language and some violence
135 min | Turkey:108 min (TV version)
Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Argentina:13 | Australia:MA15+ | Austria:16 | Canada:14A (Alberta/British Columbia/Ontario) | Canada:G (Quebec) | Denmark:15 | Finland:K-15 | France:Tous publics | Germany:12 (bw) | Iceland:12 | Ireland:15 | Malaysia:18SG | Netherlands:16 | New Zealand:R13 | Norway:15 | Peru:14 | Philippines:R-18 | Portugal:M/12 | Singapore:R(A) (cut) | Singapore:M18 (edited TV version) | South Korea:15 | Spain:13 | Sweden:11 | Switzerland:14 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:14 (canton of Vaud) | Switzerland:14 (canton of Zurich) | UK:15 | USA:R (certificate #39430)
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Brittany Murphy was originally lined up to play Mary D'Annunzio but left the project.See more »
Factual errors: When Monty expresses his disgust against Pakistan originated immigrants, the magazine cover placed on taxi cab's cabinet beside a Pakistani flag wasn't a Pakistani one, rather it was a Bangladeshi tabloid with Bengali font and their actors in it.See more »
[first lines]
Monty Brogan:Look at this. He's alive.
Kostya Novotny:This dog, how you call it? Bull pit?
Monty Brogan:No, Pit-Bull. But that's not a pit bull. I don't know, I don't know what he is. I bet he lost somebody some money though. Give me your gun.
Kostya Novotny:Shooting him?
Monty Brogan:Yeah.
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128 out of 147 people found the following review useful.
25th Hour, A Film With Sway!, 17 November 2004
Author: JamesLisk ( from Belleville, Ontario, Canada

For myself, watching 25th Hour was sort-of like taking a palm reading. Noticing one line, representative of a life-path, stretches out long and far, while another line branches off and stops short in the middle of your palm. You question which life path will you take, and which are you currently on now. Are you one the short one or the long one? You question the various choices and decisions that you made in the past, and which life-line have those choices and decisions ultimately lead you down. In a round-about way, the three characters in Spike Lee's 25th Hour are struggling with these same kind of questions. Based on a novel by David Benioff, the film is essentially three people struggling with the choices that they have made in their past, and the choices they are to make in the future -- and which path will it ultimately lead them down.

Edward Norton stars as Monty Brogan, a man whose life decision, becoming a drug dealer, has left him facing a seven year prison term, "...with 84 days off with good behaviour." It's the morning before, and Monty has twenty-five hours left to examine his life, bond with his closest friends, say goodbye to family, find a home for his dog, and figure out a way to survive in the joint. At one point, Monty's friend refers to his incarceration, as "...going to hell and never coming back," and the audience gets the feeling that it's not just a coy metaphor. If Monty does survive his "time", he will most assuredly not be the person they once knew when he gets out.

Even though he has grown distant from them over the years, Monty chooses to spend his remaining hours with his closest friends from childhood, Jacob Elinsky (Philip Seymour Hoffman) and Frank Slaughtery (Barry Pepper). Socially and economically, these are two of the most dissimilar people one is likely to see spending time together in a film. Their only real connection is the deeply entrenched devotion they feel to their friend. Jacob is a nerdy English teacher, whose gift for the language, has done little for his social skills. His self-doubt and shame for being born wealthy has left him single, lonely and in a thankless job. He desperately yearns for one of his students, a beautiful and precocious seventeen year old, Mary D'Annunzio (Anna Paquin), but is afraid to act on it, fearful that such a decision will lead to him being fired from his job, or even worse, arrested. Frank, on the other hand, is on the opposite end of the character spectrum, he's a good-looking, rich Wall Street trader, who, unlike, his nebbish friend, has never had a problem with the ladies. Also unlike Jacob, Frank is much more forthright in his feelings about life, and his friend's impending incarceration, "He profited from other's misery and he deserves what he gets," he tells Jacob. Norton's character also has a girlfriend, Naturelle, played by Rosario Dawson, whom he believes might have been the one who sold him out to the police. There's also his father, played by Brian Cox, a retired fireman who owns a bar on Staten Island which caters primarily to fire fighters. Each of these people, in their own way, blames them self for what is happening to Monty.

The story propels forward when the three childhood friends gather in a nightclub, with Jacob's student, Mary, and Monty's girlfriend, Naturelle, tagging along. It is what happens in this club, on this night, that provides the core of the movie. The accusations that are made, the favor that is asked, the choices that are acted upon, and the truth that is revealed, will stay with these characters long after the 25th hour has widdled and gone away. Will these friends be willing to enact Doyle's Law, in a figurative sense, and save Monty Brogan, the symbolic beaten dog?

25th Hour is also memorable for grappling openly with the aftermath of September 11th. Lee skillfully immerses it into the subtext of the story. Referenced in pictures of fire fighters who lost their lives at the World Trade Center, which adorn the walls of the local sports bar and the uptown offices of the traders; to the mention of Bin Laden in a particularly biting commentary by Monty; to Frank Slaughtery's defiant refusal to move from his apartment, which sits overlooking the ruins of the Twin Towers. Director Spike Lee, never known for being subtle, thrusts these images, and his obvious anger about it, into the viewers lap and compels them to deal with it. Also memorable is the venomous diatribe by Norton into a bathroom mirror, where he verbally attacks every group in New York regardless of ethnicity, sexual preference or socioeconomic standing. Not even the church or JC himself, is safe from his tirade, which ends when Monty realizes the only person he has to blame for his predicament, is the one staring back at him in the mirror.

The whole film plays in a subdued, almost depressing, tone. There are no laughs to be had, no falsely engineered moments where the characters break bread, and cry, and get all remorseful -- none of that. We feel as Monty feels: perplexed, distressed, unsure of those things to come and angry for how he happened to arrive at this place, and moment, in his life -- his last 25 hours.

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