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Blood Work -- Still recovering from a heart transplant, a retired FBI profiler returns to service when his own blood analysis offers clues to the identity of a serial killer.
Blood Work -- Still recovering from a heart transplant, a retired FBI profiler returns to service when his own blood analysis offers clues to the identity of a serial killer.


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Writers (WGA):
Michael Connelly (novel)
Brian Helgeland (screenplay)
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Release Date:
9 August 2002 (USA) See more »
He's a heartbeat away from catching the killer See more »
Still recovering from a heart transplant, a retired FBI profiler returns to service when his own blood analysis offers clues to the identity of a serial killer. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Clint Eastwood ... Terry McCaleb

Jeff Daniels ... Jasper 'Buddy' Noone

Anjelica Huston ... Dr. Bonnie Fox

Wanda De Jesus ... Graciella Rivers (as Wanda De Jesús)

Tina Lifford ... Detective Jaye Winston

Paul Rodriguez ... Detective Ronaldo Arrango

Dylan Walsh ... Detective John Waller
Mason Lucero ... Raymond Torres

Gerry Becker ... Mr. Toliver

Rick Hoffman ... James Lockridge

Alix Koromzay ... Mrs. Cordell

Igor Jijikine ... Mikhail Bolotov

Dina Eastwood ... Reporter #1

Beverly Leech ... Reporter #2

June Kyoto Lu ... Mrs. Kang (as June Kyoko Lu)

Chao Li Chi ... Mr. Kang

Glenn Morshower ... Captain

Robert Harvey ... Restaurant Manager

Matt Huffman ... Young Detective
Mark Thomason ... James Cordell
Maria Quiban ... Gloria Torres
Brent Hinkley ... Cab Driver
Natalia Ongaro ... Receptionist

Amanda Carlin ... Office Manager
Ted Rooney ... Forensics #1

P.J. Byrne ... Forensics #2

Sam Jaeger ... Deputy
Derric Nugent ... L.A.P.D. Officer
Craig Hosking ... Helicopter Pilot
James W. Gavin ... Helicopter Pilot
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Dan Andreiu ... Policeman (uncredited)

Todd Bryant ... Disguised Man at ATM (uncredited)

Bryan Hanna ... Front Desk Cop (uncredited)
Greg Stechman ... Dock Crew (uncredited)

Sandie West ... CNN Reporter (uncredited)

Directed by
Clint Eastwood 
Writing credits
Michael Connelly (novel)

Brian Helgeland (screenplay)

Produced by
Clint Eastwood .... producer
Judie Hoyt .... co-producer (as Judie G. Hoyt)
Robert Lorenz .... executive producer
Original Music by
Lennie Niehaus 
Cinematography by
Tom Stern (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Joel Cox 
Casting by
Phyllis Huffman 
Production Design by
Henry Bumstead 
Art Direction by
Jack G. Taylor Jr. 
Set Decoration by
Richard C. Goddard  (as Richard Goddard)
Costume Design by
Deborah Hopper 
Makeup Department
Patricia DeHaney .... key hair stylist (as Patricia Dehaney)
Tania McComas .... key makeup artist
Carol A. O'Connell .... key hair stylist
Francisco X. Pérez .... key makeup artist (as Francisco X. Perez)
Juliet Loveland .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Production Management
Dodi Lee Rubenstein .... unit production manager (as Dodi L. Rubenstein)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Katie Carroll .... second second assistant director
Melissa Cummins Lorenz .... second assistant director (as Melissa Cummins-Lorenz)
Robert Lorenz .... first assistant director
Art Department
William A. Barry III .... swing gang (as William Barry)
Bradley B. Blasdel .... swing gang
Brandon Boyle .... assistant property master
Jann K. Engel .... set designer (as Jann Engel)
Adrian Gorton .... set designer
Peter N. Griffith .... on-set dresser (as Peter Griffith)
Bill 'Kauhane' Hoyt .... stand-by painter
Shelly Kinney .... labor foreman
Joel J. Misetich .... paint foreman
Luigi Mugavero .... swing gang
Michael Muscarella .... construction coordinator
Charles Nixon III .... swing gang (as Charles Nixon)
Sandra Renfroe .... swing gang (as Sandi Armstrong-Renfroe)
Mike Rutgard .... swing gang (as Michael S. Rutgard)
Kenny Sanford .... general foreman
John Schacht .... leadperson (as John A. Schacht)
Michael Sexton .... property master
Michael Mick Armstrong .... propmaker gangboss (uncredited)
Scott Austin .... propmaker foreman (uncredited)
Elixandro Diaz Jr. .... plaster foreman (uncredited)
Lilly Frank .... scenic painter (uncredited)
James R. Lord .... carpenter (uncredited)
Luigi Mugavero .... set dresser (uncredited)
Jason Muscarella .... propmaker gangboss (uncredited)
Craig Nycz .... paint foreman (uncredited)
David Rottenberg .... assistant property master (uncredited)
Sound Department
James Ashwill .... foley mixer
Bub Asman .... co-supervising sound editor
Beau Borders .... sound effects editor
Christopher Boyes .... re-recording mixer
Bradley Clouse .... first assistant sound editor
Harry Cohen .... sound designer
Lucy Coldsnow-Smith .... supervising dialogue editor
John T. Cucci .... foley artist (as John Cucci)
Gloria D'Alessandro .... dialogue editor
Flash Deros .... boom operator
Joe Divitale .... foley editor (as Joe DiVitale)
Michael Dressel .... supervising foley editor
Juno J. Ellis .... adr supervisor
Denise Horta .... adr editor
Eileen Horta .... sound effects editor
Glenn Hoskinson .... sound effects editor
Doug Jackson .... sound effects editor
Stephen Janisz .... adr editor
Tom Johnson .... re-recording mixer
Jason King .... sound effects editor
Ross Levy .... cable person
Steve Mann .... sound effects editor
Walt Martin .... sound mixer
Alan Robert Murray .... supervising sound editor
Howard Neiman .... sound effects editor
Dan O'Connell .... foley artist
Thomas J. O'Connell .... adr mixer
Karen Spangenberg .... dialogue editor
Del Spiva .... assistant adr editor
Shawn Sykora .... foley editor
Nancy Tracy .... second assistant sound editor
Donald L. Warner Jr. .... dialogue editor (as Don Warner)
Paul C. Warschilka .... sound effects editor (as Paul Warschilka)
Melissa Deanne Ferguson .... auricle operator (uncredited)
Kirk Herzbrun .... assistant sound editor (uncredited)
Brian Magerkurth .... sound re-recordist (uncredited)
George Peterson Jr. .... sound re-recordist (uncredited)
Mark Purcell .... machine room operator (uncredited)
Special Effects by
H. Barclay Aaris .... special effects
Jeff Denes .... special effects
Tim Moran .... special effects (as Tim J. Moran)
Steve Riley .... special effects coordinator (as Steven Riley)
Ante Dugandzic .... special effects (uncredited)
Francis Pennington .... special effects (uncredited)
Dominic V. Ruiz .... special effects (uncredited)
Christopher A. Suarez .... special effects (uncredited)
Ray L. Wilkerson .... special effects (uncredited)
John Wonser .... special effects (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Camille Geier .... visual effects producer: ILM
Michael Owens .... visual effects supervisor: ILM
Jeff Sutherland .... digital compositor: ILM
Bruce Vecchitto .... digital color timing supervisor: ILM
Ronnie E. Williams Jr. .... digital compositor: ILM (as Ronnie Williams Jr.)
Michael Conte .... digital compositor: ILM (uncredited)
Julie Creighton .... visual effects coordinator (uncredited)
Kurt Hall .... Video & Computer Graphics Technician (uncredited)
Lloyd Hess .... technical support (uncredited)
Mike Pemberton .... video technical assistant (uncredited)
George Sakellariou .... production engineering: ILM (uncredited)
Todd Bryant .... stunts
Richard Bucher .... stunts (as Richard L. Bucher)
Ian Eyre .... stunts (as Ian M. Eyre)
Robert S. Hosking .... stunts
Buck McDancer .... stunts
John Robotham .... stunts
Sharon Schaffer .... stunts
Buddy Van Horn .... stunt coordinator
Velarde .... stunts
Gary J. Wayton .... stunts
Richard Bucher .... stunt double (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Hans Bjerno .... camera operator: SpaceCam
Stephen S. Campanelli .... Steadicam operator
Stephen S. Campanelli .... camera operator
Bill Coe .... first assistant camera
Ross Dunkerley .... chief lighting technician
Curtis Failor .... rigging gaffer
John Lacy .... assistant chief lighting technician
Bobby McMahan .... second assistant camera (as Robert McMahan)
Shayna Ritenour .... camera loader
Charles Saldana .... key grip (as Charles Saldaña)
Doug Wall .... best boy
Charles W. Wayt .... dolly grip (as Charles Wayt)
Merie Weismiller Wallace .... still photographer (as Merie Wallace)
Buzzy Burwell .... lighting technician (uncredited)
David A. Canning .... hd engineer (uncredited)
Glenn Cannon .... video assist operator (uncredited)
Sheila Greene .... set electrician (uncredited)
Jesse Mather .... lighting technician (uncredited)
Brian Minzlaff .... lighting technician (uncredited)
John Monsour .... 24 frame video operator (uncredited)
David Musselman .... electrician (uncredited)
T. Daniel Scaringi .... key rigging grip (uncredited)
Bruce D. Spellman .... grip (uncredited)
Andrew Towne .... lighting technician (uncredited)
David Watkinson .... video engineer (uncredited)
James D. Wickman .... dolly grip: "b" camera (uncredited)
Abbe Wool .... lighting technician (uncredited)
Casting Department
Olivia Harris .... casting associate
Amy Pope .... extras casting (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Nancy Ceo .... key costumer
Ann Culotta .... set costumer
Sybil Gray .... set costumer
Robin Borman-Wizan .... costumer (uncredited)
Jack Taggart .... costume ager/dyer (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Michael Cipriano .... assistant film editor
Mo Henry .... negative cutter
Bob Kaiser .... color timer
Gary Roach .... assistant film editor (as Gary D. Roach)
Location Management
Kokayi Ampah .... location manager
Robert Gluck .... assistant location manager
Ptah Shabaf .... assistant location manager
Donovan Terranova .... assistant location manager
Music Department
Robert Fernandez .... music scoring mixer (as Bobby Fernandez)
Donald Harris .... music editor
George Doering .... musician (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Keith Dillin .... transportation coordinator
Larry Stelling .... transportation captain
John Bush .... driver (uncredited)
Bruce Callahan .... transportation (uncredited)
Dillin Craig .... driver (uncredited)
Roy A. Grace .... driver (uncredited)
Horst Harter .... driver: set dressing department (uncredited)
Stephen Heinrich .... driver: construction department (uncredited)
Tina Peterson .... driver (uncredited)
Charles Renfroe .... driver: set dressing department (uncredited)
Alana Stelling .... driver (uncredited)
Other crew
Marco Barla .... unit publicist
Michael Bilog .... assistant accountant (as Michael L. Bilog)
Robert Cable .... assistant production accountant
Edward Dumlao .... assistant marine coordinator
Janet Farris .... production aide
Jason Gondek .... production accountant (as Jason S. Gondek)
Kirk Herzbrun .... production aide
Nancy G. James .... craft service (as Nancy James)
Cullen Jowitt .... assistant: Mr. Eastwood
Don Kincade .... set production aide (as Donald A. Kincade)
Mable Lawson-McCrary .... script supervisor (as Mable Lawson McCrary)
Lucas Moore .... studio teacher
Randy Moyer .... production aide
Blu Murray .... production aide
Jimmy O'Connell .... marine coordinator (as James J. O'Connell)
Paul Purvis .... production aide
Liz Radley .... video and graphics supervisor (as Elizabeth Radley)
Angela Randazzo .... assistant accountant
Cristi Rickey .... set production aide (as Christi Rickey)
Benjamin C. Robertson .... production aide
Jenniphur Ryan .... production secretary
Karen Shaw .... production coordinator
Michelle L. Shuffett .... medical technical advisor (as Michelle L. Shuffet M.D.)
Todd Skaggs .... set production aide (as Robert 'Todd' Skaggs)
Traci Tateyama .... assistant production coordinator
Chuck Webb .... set production aide
Randolph Bookman .... production assistant (uncredited)
Margaret Cox .... staff assistant (uncredited)
Michael George .... marine assistant (uncredited)
Michael Grooms .... mechanic (uncredited)
Jim Lipman .... boat captain (uncredited)
Linda Stelling .... construction medic (uncredited)
Gwenn Stroman .... assistant: Anjelica Huston (uncredited)
Mark Thomason .... stand-in: Mr. Eastwood (uncredited)
Crew verified as complete

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Rated R for violence and language
110 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Argentina:13 | Australia:M | Brazil:14 | Canada:14A (Alberta/British Columbia/Manitoba) | Canada:AA (Ontario) | Canada:13+ (Québec) | Denmark:15 | Finland:K-15 | France:Tous publics | Germany:16 | Iceland:16 | Netherlands:16 | Norway:15 | Peru:14 | Philippines:PG-13 | Singapore:PG | Singapore:M18 (re-rating) | South Korea:15 | Spain:13 | Sweden:15 | Switzerland:14 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:14 (canton of Vaud) | UK:15 | USA:R (certificate #39126)
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Did You Know?

Famous for playing Dirty Harry and sometimes other cops, portraying an FBI profiler in this movie, this is the final cop film (to date, March 2013) of Clint Eastwood where he plays some form of detective.See more »
Continuity: When McCaleb's boat is sailing off at the end there is no damage to the front of the boat following the collision with the wreck.See more »
[first lines]
Detective Arango:[referring to McCaleb at crime scene] Okay, listen. Whatever happens, it'll his face on the front page.
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23 out of 25 people found the following review useful.
The cast make it work but the ending is just so disappointing, 5 July 2008
Author: Chrysanthepop from Fraggle Rock

Clintwood's 'Blood Work' may not be the best nor most stylish of its genre but it remains enjoyable for the most part mainly because of the cast. It's quite a simple film but I found the end revelation disappointing and the last half hour is a little too dramatic. During the entire first hour, Eastwood cleverly avoids excessive violence and gore and smoothly lets the tension build. Clintwood is supported by a brilliant cast that includes the fabulous Anjelica Huston, the elegant Wanda de Jesus, the charming Tina Lifford and the funny Jeff Daniels. The cast does well but Daniels's performance is ruined by the overdone last half hour. The film rests on Eastwood and it's great to see him play such a role at 71 and pull it off so well. The jazzy background score gives 'Blood Work' a classy touch. Thus, to sum it up, one can expect a simple but engaging whodunnit thriller which is ruined a bit by the ending but Eastwood and his cast prevent it from being a waste of time.

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