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Stealing Candy -- Three desperate ex-cons--a con-man, a computer hacker, and a robber--are in need of some fast cash, so they concoct a scheme to kidnap a beautiful movie star and coerce her into a pornographic pay-per-view broadcast on the internet. The plan begins to fall apart, though, when the guys fall into disagreement over money and power.


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C. Courtney Joyner (screenplay)
Dana Dubovsky (story)
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Release Date:
10 December 2003 (Philippines) See more »
The crime of a lifetime. Live on the net.
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  (in credits order)

Daniel Baldwin ... Walt Gearson

Coolio ... Brad Vorman

Alex McArthur ... Fred Dowd

Jenya Lano ... Candy Tyler
Justin Lester ... Danny Gearson

Paul Provenza ... Ross

Wiley M. Pickett ... Sheriff (as Wiley Pickett)
Christopher Rydell ... Frank (as Chris Rydell)
Adrienne Meltzer ... Talk Show Host

Julie St. Claire ... Barbara Gearson

Cameron Daddo ... Eddie

Jeff Wincott ... Spinell
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Darrell Dubovsky ... Hiker (uncredited)

Jason Lester ... Boy On Scooter (uncredited)
Dan Statler ... Computer Viewer (uncredited)

Directed by
Mark L. Lester 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Dana Dubovsky  story
Randall Frakes  screenplay
C. Courtney Joyner  screenplay
Mark L. Lester  story

Produced by
Martin J. Barab .... executive producer
Joseph DePompeii .... executive producer
Dana Dubovsky .... executive producer
Peter Jay Klauser .... executive producer
Mark L. Lester .... producer
Melanie J. Elin .... line producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Dana Kaproff  (as DK Blu)
Cinematography by
João Fernandes  (as Raoul Lomas)
Film Editing by
Donn Aron 
Robert Pergament (uncredited)
Casting by
Jan Glaser 
Gerald I. Wolff 
Production Design by
Dan Statler 
Set Decoration by
Georgia Schwab 
Costume Design by
Jose Rivera  (as Jose M. Rivera)
Makeup Department
Melanie Mills .... key makeup artist
Tinka White .... assistant hair stylist
Tinka White .... assistant makeup artist
Production Management
Ashley R. Friedman .... unit production manager (as Ashleigh Rawlings)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Tony Alexander .... first assistant director
Thom Buckley .... second second assistant director
Courtney King .... second assistant director (as Courtney D. King)
Art Department
Jennifer Bendror .... on-set dresser
Carrie Carpenter .... assistant property master
Dave Preston .... property master
Sound Department
John Brasher .... sound re-recording mixer
Roberto Domínguez .... foley mixer (as Roberto Dominguez)
Eric Hoeschen .... foley artist
Jay Hunter .... boom operator
Marcel Lehrer .... operations coordinator
Jim Machowski .... production sound mixer (as James W. Machowski)
Rick MacLane .... sound engineer
Adriane Marfiak .... sound effects editor
Daniel D. Monahan .... production sound mixer
Stewart Nelsen .... adr supervisor
Stewart Nelsen .... dialogue editor
Chris Quilty .... boom operator (as Chris 'CQ' Quilty)
Paul Ratajczak .... sound re-recording mixer
Paul Ratajczak .... sound supervisor
Trevor Sperry .... adr mixer
Lance Wiseman .... sound re-recording mixer
Special Effects by
Paul Staples .... special effects
Visual Effects by
Brian Allan .... optical camera: Title House Digital
Jose Avitia .... optical producer: Title House Digital
Blake Busby .... title designer: Title House Digital
Julie Landholt .... animation camera: Title House Digital
Gary Miller .... animation camera: Title House Digital
Leonard Creer Jr. .... stunts
Donna Evans .... stunts
Michael J. Sarna .... stunt coordinator
Brian Simpson .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Robin Acutt .... electrician
Dan Brethauer .... electrician
Jeremy Brussell .... best boy grip (as Jeremy L. Brussell)
Matt Chubet .... Steadicam operator
Nathan Crum .... camera loader
Zack Greene .... grip
Ryan S. Jackson .... second assistant camera
Chris W. Martin .... electrician
BJ McDonnell .... grip (as B.J. McDonnell)
David Mun .... additional second assistant camera
Gabriel Olguin .... electrician
Theo Pingarelli .... first assistant camera
William Russell .... gaffer
Aaron Schulte .... best boy electric
Lisa Stacilauskas .... electrician
Rick Tucker .... key grip
Tracy Tucker .... dolly grip
Thomas Vozza .... still photographer (as Tom Vozza)
Lisa Zahra .... electrician
Casting Department
Christine Joyce .... casting associate
Editorial Department
Christopher Harvey .... assistant editor
Jim Williams .... color timer
Location Management
Robert Lepucki .... location manager (as Bob Lepucki)
Transportation Department
Troy Bridenstine .... driver
Brian Griggs .... driver
Peter Helm .... driver
Richard Rollison .... transportation coordinator (as Big Rick Rollison)
Freddie Sanchez .... transportation captain
Ignacio Santos .... driver
Other crew
Arman Akbari .... computer graphic artist
Marco Blanco .... assistant chef
Jack Ciano .... craft service
Jack Ciano .... medic
André Devantier .... caterer: Hollywood Caterers Inc. (as Andre Devantier)
Arthur Dix .... script supervisor
Genevieve Duraire .... production accountant
Cleta Elaine Ellington .... key set production assistant (as Cleta Ellington)
Rick Endelson .... post-production accountant
Rick Eyler .... production coordinator
Ignacio Partida .... chef
Scott Pitman .... assistant production coordinator
Rafael S. Pujals .... office production assistant (as Rafael Pujals)
Debbie Rothstein .... assistant: Mark L. Lester
Henry George Vasquez .... security officer: Showbiz Security (as Henry Vasquez)
Crew believed to be complete

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Also Known As:
"Internet Queen" - Philippines (English title)
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Rated R for strong sexuality, violence and language
83 min
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5 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Flawed but very enjoyable, 11 November 2007
Author: Brandt Sponseller from New York City

Stealing Candy certainly isn't a "perfect" film, but for what it is, it's not at all bad--it kept me more than entertained, it was both sexy and thrilling, filled with tension, and the twists were done well.

The most obvious flaws are technical, but this is clearly a low budget film. Either the original film or the DVD transfer is "low definition" rather than high, and too many times it's obvious that the cinematography goes a bit out of focus. It has almost a home video texture--for a moment, I was afraid that this was going to be a no-budget stinker.

But the script is good, the performances are fun (if a bit campy, but I like that), and Mark Lester is a capable director. It helps that Jenya Lano is incredibly sexy in this, but the thrust of Stealing Candy is a crime-thriller film with a twist--in ways reminiscent of the superior Suicide Kings (1997), but without the black comedy.

That might seem to suggest that Stealing Candy is derivative, and that wouldn't be wrong--aside from Suicide Kings, it has similarities to many other films, including another excellent heist-gone-wrong flick, Killing Zoe (1994). Most oddly on this end is that scorer Dana Kaproff must have been commanded by Lester to, "Write something that sounds like Bernard Herrmann here", and you could swear that the result doesn't just sound Herrmannian, but that it was actually lifted from a Hitchcock film. That's one of many things that telegraphs some twists to come, but Lester pretty skillfully "misdirects" us from expecting particular twists, too.

At any rate, if you're someone who subtracts major points for derivativeness and lack of technical polish, approach Stealing Candy with caution, but if you're like me--you do not demand that films belong to the cult of originality and you enjoy a bit of cheese in your thrillers (we even get the cheesiest Baldwin brother here, Daniel--I'm a big fan of the Baldwin brothers' work), then this is worth a watch.

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