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Crime Spree -- What was to have been a routine heist turns ugly when Daniel and his cohorts realize that they've ripped off Zammeti, the head of a powerful crime family.
Crime Spree -- A French gang of thieves flies over to Chicago for a one time job. However things seem to get out of hand soon.


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Writer (WGA):
Brad Mirman (written by)
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Release Date:
16 April 2003 (France) See more »
A side-splitting action comedy with a dream cast! See more »
A French gang of thieves flies over to Chicago for a one time job. However things seem to get out of hand soon. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Gérard Depardieu ... Daniel Foray

Harvey Keitel ... Frankie Zammeti

Johnny Hallyday ... Marcel Burot
Renaud ... Zero

Saïd Taghmaoui ... Sami

Stéphane Freiss ... Julien Labesse

Shawn Lawrence ... Agent Pogue
Albert Dray ... Raymond Gayet

Joanne Kelly ... Sophie Nicols

Richard Bohringer ... Bastaldi

Abe Vigoda ... Angelo Giancarlo
Gino Marrocco ... Joey Two Tons
Sal Figliomeni ... Nicky The Rake
Diego Chambers ... Raphael

Carlos Diaz ... Hector

K.C. Collins ... Lamar (as Chris Collins)
Michel Perron ... Vinny
Louis Di Bianco ... Bobby Vee

Jeff Geddis ... Wayne
Joyce Gordon ... Waitress
Dwayne McLean ... Old Man Caretaker
Rick Sood ... Store Clerk

Cam Natalie ... Half Tooth Tony (as Cam Natale)
Philip Mackenzie ... FBI Agent
Lory Wajnberg ... Joey's Wife

Ron Kennell ... Felix
Scott Watson ... Motel Clerk

Lyriq Bent ... Ellwood
P.J. Ingram ... Deaf Guy
D. Garnet Harding ... Gang Member #1 (as Garnet Harding)
Geoffrey Coulter ... Car Rental Clerk
Reginald Doresa ... Eddie The Hare
Billy Khoury ... Freddy O
Richard Bauer ... Man on Phone
Kiera Belley ... Little Girl
Liz Gordon ... Receptionist
Philip Marshall ... Large Man
Rhona Shekter ... Judge
J.C. Kenny ... TV Reporter

Plato Fountidakis ... Gang Member #2

Hakan Coskuner ... Gang Member #3
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Grace Armas ... Maid (uncredited)

Ho Chow ... Taxi driver (uncredited)

Patrick Ezerzer ... French Mobster (uncredited)

Vania Giusto ... Angie (uncredited)

Directed by
Brad Mirman 
Writing credits
Brad Mirman (written by)

Produced by
Jamie Brown .... producer
Patricia Eberle .... associate producer
Gary Howsam .... producer
Juan Montilla Eslava .... co-producer
Jim Reeve .... executive producer
Richard Rionda Del Castro .... producer
Steve Robbins .... executive producer
Perry Santos .... producer
Lewin Webb .... co-producer
Original Music by
Rupert Gregson-Williams 
Cinematography by
Curtis Petersen 
Derek Rogers 
Matthew Williams 
Film Editing by
Eddie Hamilton 
Casting by
Dean E. Fronk 
Marjorie Lecker 
Donald Paul Pemrick 
Production Design by
Gordon Barnes 
Art Direction by
Kim Rennick 
Set Decoration by
Andy Loew 
Costume Design by
Gersha Phillips 
Makeup Department
Muriel Baubeau-Howden .... assistant makeup artist
Suzanne Benoit .... key makeup artist
Susan Exton-Stranks .... key hair stylist
Amanda Milne .... assistant hair stylist
Matthew Dewilde .... prosthetic makeup supplier (uncredited)
Sheilagh McGrory .... prosthetic makeup supplier (uncredited)
Production Management
Oliver Groom .... post-production supervisor
Ted Miller .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Avrel Fisher .... first assistant director
Jennifer Foxton .... third assistant director
John Karmouche .... daily assistant director
David MacDonald .... third assistant director
Ken A. Smith .... second assistant director (as Ken Smith)
Sandra Taupin .... assistant director: Paris
Jonathan Wright .... second assistant director
Art Department
Andra Fay Butler .... junior assistant art director
Frank Consiglio .... set dresser
Craig Grant .... property master
Jeff Helgason .... key scenic artist (as Jeffrey Helgason)
Eric McNab .... lead set dresser
Jeremy Simser .... storyboard artist
Scott Thom .... head carpenter
Steven Travis .... set dresser
Dave Watt .... construction coordinator
Richelle Wilks .... art department apprentice
Sound Department
Ross Adams .... supervising sound editor
Mike Anscombe .... foley artist
Tony Anscombe .... sound re-recording mixer
Sylvain Arseneault .... sound recordist
Gareth Bull .... foley recordist
Iain Eyre .... dialogue editor
François Grenon .... boom operator
James Harrison .... sound effects editor
Mathew Knights .... sound re-recording mixer
Zachary Rogers .... sound trainee
Jessie Taylor .... foley editor
David Tripeau .... adr recordist
David Tripeau .... sound recordist
Special Effects by
Brock Jolliffe .... special effects supervisor
Visual Effects by
Mark Chong .... digital artist
Dug Claxton .... digital compositor
Drake Conrad .... scanning and recording
Peter Denomme .... visual effects producer: Calibre Digital Pictures
Kenn Elliott .... digital scanning
Peter Gallo .... digital opticals effects
Rob Gyorgy .... digital effects artist
Gudrun Heinze .... digital compositor
Elizabeth Holmes .... digital compositor
Noel Hooper .... on-set visual effects supervisor
Chad Malbon .... visual effects producer: ToyBox
Ian Maxwell .... visual effects coordinator
Eric Myles .... digital film technician: Toybox
Mark Tureski .... digital opticals effects
Rainy Venne .... Flame artist
Marco Bianco .... stunt coordinator
Logan Brown .... stunts
Christopher Cordell .... stunts
Hakan Coskuner .... stunts
Anthony Ferri .... stunts
Plato Fountidakis .... stunts
Brian Jagersky .... stunts
Joe Lalogga .... stunts (as Joe La Logga)
Danny Lima .... stunts
Steve Lucescu .... stunt driver
Steve Lucescu .... stunt rigger
Anthony Martins .... stunts
Edward A. Queffelec .... stunt rigger
John Stead .... stunt coordinator
David Stinson .... stunt double
David Stinson .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Cudah Andarawewa .... camera operator: "b" camera
Erik Berger .... key grip
Tara Dixit .... second assistant camera
Filip Dobosz .... second assistant camera: Chicago
Dave Erlichman .... key rigging grip
Hugues Espinasse .... camera operator: Paris
Paul Hildebrand .... grip
Jeremy Hudspith .... gaffer
Adam Jeffery .... camera trainee
John MacLean .... grip
Robert Mountjoy .... first assistant camera
Barry Newton .... first assistant camera: Chicago
Curtis Petersen .... camera operator
Curtis Petersen .... director of photography: Chicago (as Curtis J. Petersen)
Derek Porter .... best boy electric
David Riding .... electrician
Daniel Sauvé .... camera operator
Carl Savage .... dolly grip
Peter Stranks .... still photographer
Scott Tremblay .... best boy electric
Jeff Wachsmann .... best boy grip
David Watts .... electrician
David J. Woods .... video playback operator (as David Woods)
Marc Forand .... remote head technician (uncredited)
Casting Department
Megan Conacher .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sheila Fitzpatrick .... assistant costume designer
Editorial Department
Lex Batten .... colorist: final video
Erin Deck .... assistant editor: post-production
Colin Kish .... assistant editor: post-production
Klaus Richtmann .... color timer
Barbara Swift .... negative cutter (as Barb Swift)
Lee Romberg .... post-production consultant (uncredited)
Music Department
Tony Clarke .... musician: guitars
Guy Fletcher .... music mixer
Guy Fletcher .... musician: guitar and keyboards
Guy Fletcher .... soundtrack mastering
Nicola Fletcher .... music supervisor: UK
Rupert Gregson-Williams .... musician: keyboards
Rupert Gregson-Williams .... orchestrator
Joe Henson .... musician: bass guitar (as Jo Henson)
Ron Proulx .... music supervisor
Phil Todd .... musician: saxophone
Chris White .... musician: saxophone
Lorne Balfe .... music arranger (uncredited)
Transportation Department
David Di Venanzo .... head driver
Susan Shaw .... driver
Other crew
Susan Althor .... payroll accountant
Shelley Anderson .... post-production accountant
John 'Frenchie' Berger .... armorer
Jim Bertram .... key accountant
Sherry Bondy .... production coordinator
Brady Breen .... location manager: Chicago
Pauline Burt .... risk manager (as Pauline Larkkom)
Justine Butryn .... production assistant
Emma Callinan .... assistant to producer
John Comfort .... assistant location manager
Danielle Depeyre .... script supervisor
Martin Dzatko .... location manager
Claude Forest .... insurance broker
James Fraser .... assistant production coordinator
Wayne Godfrey .... set supervisor
Robin Hayman .... production assistant
Trina Hickey .... assistant to producer
Trevor P. Jenkins .... personal assistant
Stephanie Keating .... unit publicist
John Musikka .... assistant location manager
Michael Poulenard .... location manager
Lolita Sechan .... production assistant
Karen Sharp .... assistant accountant
Nina Sparks .... post delivery supervisor
Kelly Sutherland .... production assistant
Sandra Taupin .... production assistant
Jana Tomcko .... location assistant
Marta Tomkiw .... key assistant location manager
Nick Veziris .... gun wrangler

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
Rated R for language, some violence, sexuality and drug use
Germany:98 min | Argentina:98 min | Spain:95 min (DVD edition) | USA:105 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Filming Locations:

Did You Know?

Another "in joke": when the thieves want to take aliases to protect their identities, Marcel insists on being called "Elvis". That's because Johnny Hallyday, who plays Marcel, is known as the "Elvis of France".See more »
Continuity: After Frankie Zammeti throws the spaghetti, the remaining spaghetti on the plate changes between shots.See more »
Zero:Zero does not care about your life story.See more »
Movie Connections:
References The Godfather (1972)See more »
Dès que le vent souffleraSee more »


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20 out of 30 people found the following review useful.
USA gets hilariously frogged, 12 August 2003
Author: Hermes Brandt from Amsterdam, Netherlands

If you are familiar with both American and French culture, this movie is hilarious. If you are not familiar with the frog culture, you won't get all the jokes, but there should be enough jokes left to enjoy yourself seriously. This is one very well-made crime-comedy. The movie does not suffer from overacting and the jokes are not laid on heavily. The actors are superb and seem to have had a great time making this movie. The script is intelligent and funny.

Let me explain one joke for those who are not familiar with French culture: during the bar scene in Paris, the Johnny Halliday and Renaud characters (they are popular singers in real life) repeatedly switch off the other guy's music to play their own recording. And I was impressed by the way they played tough criminals. Good acting !

On a personal note, this movie was a very nice surprise for me, who have lived in France for many years and speak French fluently. I had picked up the DVD in the video store only because I saw Harvey Keitel's name on the cover. The title did not mean anything to me and I did not bother to read anything else on the cover. Harvey Keitel was enough assurance the movie would at least be OK. Then the movie starts in total darkness, with some people whispering. At first I did not understand what was said, as I was expecting to hear English, but no, they spoke French. And for the next 10 to 15 minutes, it was a French movie set in Paris. I was sure they had put the wrong DVD in the box, but I did not mind so much as I found the movie entertaining. Then of course the action moved to the USA...

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