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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 »
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Tagline:
A side-splitting action comedy with a dream cast! See more »
Plot:
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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Awards:
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User Reviews:
Somewhere, Guy Ritchie Is Filing a Plagiarism Lawsuit See more (48 total) »

Cast

  (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
(WGA)
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
 
Stunts
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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MPAA:
Rated R for language, some violence, sexuality and drug use
Runtime:
Germany:98 min | Argentina:98 min | Spain:95 min (DVD edition)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
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 »
Goofs:
Continuity: Raymond's coat was quite stained from jumping out of the car onto the grass. When he gets back to the hotel his coat is completely clean.See more »
Quotes:
Zero:Zero does not care about your life story.See more »
Movie Connections:
Features "Judge Judy" (1996)See more »
Soundtrack:
AloneSee more »

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12 out of 21 people found the following review useful.
Somewhere, Guy Ritchie Is Filing a Plagiarism Lawsuit, 25 February 2006
Author: fixyourcat from United States

"Crime Spree" is a good movie. It's not a great one, but it's certainly very funny and quite entertaining. Its major problem is, though, that it's almost completely ripped off from either "Snatch" or "Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels." Now, don't get me wrong: I enjoyed "Crime Spree" immensely and I do recommend it. However, don't go into it expecting to see something original or revolutionary, especially if you're a Guy Ritchie fan.

Writer/director Brad Mirman crafts a cute, international comedy with the requisite murder/theft/convoluted plot that has dragged Ritchie to the spotlight while bringing nothing new to the table. One disappointing aspect of "Crime Spree," though, is that it neither has Ritchie's blitheness nor his gravity in serious matters. When, in either "Snatch" or "Lock, Stock," the characters find out that they're screwed, we can feel just how screwed they are. In "Crime Spree," we don't know them well enough to comprehend the level of crap they're in. This is probably because Mirman doesn't take the time to establish the characters well enough to make us feel anything for them. We see that they're a likable group of guys who happen to be hapless thieves, and that's where the character development ends.

I think Mirman's biggest problem is that he underwrote the script. The scene that catapults the story is too unexpected and weird, because it involves a character too peripheral. It takes a huge leap of faith to think that something so minor could result in an onset of problems that big, because said peripheral character lacks the motivation to be involved in the plot in the first place.

Now, speaking of the plot. The plot has Ritchie's signature written all over it, only whereas Ritchie begins at the beginning, so to speak, when he introduces his characters, Mirman gets lazy and does expository dialogue instead. This is probably a mistake, since he has neither the style nor the substance to fill the holes well enough and make me ignore the sloth of his writing.

Lastly, Mirman's work suffers from a lot of side ordership. There are only two important groups in the forefront, but Mirman stuffs the movie with side characters that seem to distract from the development of the main characters. Whereas Ritchie somehow incorporates these side assemblies into the main plot, Mirman doesn't have the skill to do this, so I wind up feeling annoyed at the fact that some totally arbitrary people are stealing the screen time. I wish to Christ that, in the cases of both Ritchie and Mirman, or any of the numerous on-the-rise directors who want to follow in that vein, people learn that simplicity isn't always a bad thing. A movie doesn't have to have thirty protagonists to be good. Both "Snatch" and "Lock, Stock" had this problem, but in those movies, the side characters were at least somewhat amusing.

Despite these rather grave errors, "Crime Spree," as I said before, is a good film. It's light (though not light enough) with dark moments (that are, alas, not dark enough), but it works in its own odd, plagiarist way. Mirman has style in terms of shooting the thing and a couple of moments in the film work better than anything Ritchie has ever spawned. Also on the plus side in the Mirman column, he has assembled an excellent cast that can at least act.

Do I recommend it? As I said, absolutely. But if you're looking for something to blow your mind and you've not been living in a Luddite compound in terms of the Ritchie Revolution, "Crime Spree" just won't do it for you.

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