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Writer (WGA):
Forry Smith (written by)
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Release Date:
3 September 2004 (USA) See more »
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A rising Hollywood actor decides to take personal revenge against a group of four persistent photographers to make them pay for almost causing a personal tragedy involving his wife and son. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Cole Hauser ... Bo Laramie

Robin Tunney ... Abby Laramie

Dennis Farina ... Detective Burton

Daniel Baldwin ... Wendell Stokes

Tom Hollander ... Leonard Clark

Kevin Gage ... Kevin Rosner
Blake Michael Bryan ... Zach Laramie (as Blake Bryan)

Tom Sizemore ... Rex Harper

Andrea Baker ... Emily

Jordan Baker ... Dr. Kelley

Joe Basile ... Police Lab Tech

Lauren Birkell ... Allison

Wendy Braun ... Bo's Publicist

Kelly Carlson ... Kristin
Greg Castro ... Policeman

Robert Catrini ... Smartass Paparazzi

Larry Cedar ... Charlie

Dennis Cockrum ... Coroner
Joel Connable ... Reporter
Duane Davis ... Reggie

Michael Dempsey ... Soccer Coach

Giuliana Rancic ... Herself (as Giuliana DePandi)
Andi Eystad ... Sierra

Donal Gibson ... Deputy Wilson

David Ury ... Fan

Noah Harpster ... Fan

Tim Halligan ... Forensic Investigator

Michael Holden ... Bo's Lawyer
Anthony R. Jones ... CSI Guy

Tory Kittles ... David

Clyde Kusatsu ... Dr. Hanson

Sal Lopez ... Mexican Man

Fay Masterson ... Marcy
Kathe Mazur ... Second Assistant Director

Brian McNamara ... Bo's Agent

Bobby Neely ... Officer (as Robert Lee Neely II)
Leyna Nguyen ... Female Field Reporter
Dean Nolen ... Reporter

Angela Martinez ... Reporter

Chris Rock ... Pizza Delivery Guy
Forry Smith ... Deputy Walker
Patrick Stinson ... Patrick Stinson

Tim Thomerson ... Uniformed Officer

Irena A. Hoffman ... Student
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Paul Abascal ... Director of "Adrenaline Force 2" (uncredited)

Mel Gibson ... Anger Management Therapy Patient (uncredited)

Holly Hindman ... Beach Runner (uncredited)
Boyd Kelly ... Paparrazi (uncredited)

Kaiwi Lyman ... Fan (uncredited)

Matthew McConaughey ... Himself (uncredited)
Matthew McCullough ... Fan (uncredited)

Crystal Michelle ... Felicia (uncredited)
Matt E. Smith ... Fan in crowd (uncredited)

Scott R. Tomasso ... Paparazzi (uncredited)

Vince Vaughn ... Himself (uncredited)
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Directed by
Paul Abascal 
Writing credits
Forry Smith (written by) (as Forrest Smith)

Produced by
Bruce Davey .... producer
Mel Gibson .... producer
Kevin Lake .... co-producer
Stephen McEveety .... producer
Louise Rosner .... executive producer
Original Music by
Brian Tyler 
Cinematography by
Daryn Okada (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Robin Russell 
Casting by
Amanda Mackey Johnson 
Cathy Sandrich 
Wendy Weidman 
Production Design by
Robb Wilson King 
Set Decoration by
Lance Lombardo 
Costume Design by
Denise Wingate 
Makeup Department
Felicity Bowring .... key makeup artist
Ken Diaz .... key makeup artist
André Dubois .... key hair stylist
Scott H. Eddo .... makeup department head
Larry Waggoner .... hair department head
Production Management
Wendi Lampassi .... production supervisor: additional photography
Rajeev Malhotra .... post-production supervisor
John Nelson .... production supervisor: additional photography
Louise Rosner .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Eva Franzen .... second second assistant director
Wendi Lampassi .... second assistant director
John Nelson .... first assistant director
Art Department
Aeryn Donnelly .... assistant art director
Douglas Fox .... property master
William 'W' Gilpin .... construction coordinator
Christopher Glass .... storyboard artist
David Goldstein .... lead painter
Dean B. Katz .... lead man
Amy Montgomery .... art department coordinator
Jeff Ozimek .... set designer
Michael P. Sweeney .... assistant property master
Christopher Parker .... set dresser (uncredited)
Sound Department
Jason Brennan .... sound engineer
Tim Cooney .... sound mixer
Chris David .... sound re-recording mixer
Donald Flick .... foley editor
Avram D. Gold .... supervising dialogue & adr editor
Phillip A. Hamilton .... adr recordist
Steve Lee .... sound librarian
Michael Miller .... adr mixer
Piero Mura .... sound effects editor
Chris Navarro .... adr recordist
Josephine Nericcio .... assistant sound editor
Erin Michael Rettig .... sound engineer
Terry Rodman .... sound re-recording mixer
Solange S. Schwalbe .... foley editor
George W. Scott .... utility sound technician
George Simpson .... supervising sound editor
Kevin Sorensen .... boom operator (as Kevin K. Sorensen)
Jussi Tegelman .... sound effects editor
Eric Thompson .... adr mixer
Tami Treadwell .... adr recordist
Christopher T. Welch .... adr editor
David A. Whittaker .... sound editor
Mark Lanza .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
John Soukup .... sound transfer (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Michael Kay .... special effects technician
David Marten .... special effects foreman
Lee McConnell .... special effects coordinator (as L.A. McConnell)
Dennis Yeager II .... special effects technician
Visual Effects by
Joel Ariniello .... digital artist
Dan Ashton .... scanning and recording supervisor: Cinesite Hollywood
Steven Fagerquist .... digital compositing artist
Bryan Hirota .... visual effects supervisor
Peter Koczera .... senior digital artist
Derek Ledbetter .... visual effects
Diana Miao .... matte/texture painting supervisor: CIS Hollywood
Julie Orosz .... visual effects producer: CIS-Hollywood
Brian Shows .... digital intermediate supervisor
Brian Smallwood .... digital artist
Johnny Wilson .... visual effects
Diane Wright .... digital asset manager: Laser Pacific
Marian Rudnyk .... digital artist (uncredited)
Jeff Brockton .... stunts
Wendi Bromley .... stunt double: Robin Tunney
John Cade .... stunts
Jeff Cadiente .... stunts
John Cenatiempo .... stunt double
Monty Cox .... stunts (as Lamont Cox)
Cindy Daniels .... stunts
Laura Dash .... stunts
Jared S. Eddo .... stunts (as Jared Eddo)
Kenny Endoso .... stunts
Richard Epper .... stunts
Paul M. Lane .... stunts
Oakley Lehman .... stunts
Paula Leone .... stunts
Parise Livanos .... stunts
Mike Massa .... stunt performer
L.A. McDonnell .... stunts
Marty Murray .... stunts (as Marty Murray II)
Doug O'Dell II .... stunts (as Doug C. O'Dell)
Monte Rex Perlin .... stunts (as Monte Perlin)
Chuck Picerni Jr. .... stunt coordinator
Charlie Picerni .... stunts (as Charlie Picerni Sr.)
Christophe Roblin .... stunt driver
Erik Stabenau .... stunts (as Eric Stabenau)
John Tamburro .... helicopter stunt pilot
Michael Trisler .... stunt double: Cole Hauser
Mike Tristler .... stunts
Nancy Young .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Steve Adcock .... camera operator: "b" camera
Myles Aronowitz .... still photographer
Paul Birk .... assistant chief lighting technician
John Boccaccio .... first assistant camera
Jeffrey A. Cook .... light balloon technician
Harry K. Garvin .... Steadicam operator
Harry K. Garvin .... camera operator: "a" camera
Mike Hodges .... key grip
David Howard .... assistant camera
Kevin Ivey .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Charles B. Katz .... assistant camera
Scott Kidner .... lighting technician
Larry McCarron .... company grip
Jim McComas .... rigging electrician
Max Neal .... first assistant camera
Ron Newburn .... lighting technician
David A. Seekins .... assistant camera
Joseph T. Terranova .... assistant chief lighting technician: additional photography
Casting Department
Sig De Miguel .... casting associate
Caitlin McKenna-Wilkinson .... adr voice casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Anita Cabada .... assistant costume designer
John Casey .... costume supervisor
Lori Harris .... set costumer
Stephen Oh .... costumer
Tony Velasco .... set costumer
Editorial Department
Mike Grant .... assistant editor
Dave Lee .... colorist: dailies
Frank Roman .... digital intermediate color timer
Brian Shows .... digital intermediate consultant
Mike Stanwick .... color timer
Valance Eisleben .... high definition editorial services (uncredited)
Lonnie A. Mathes .... post-production assistant (uncredited)
Music Department
Adam Klemens .... conductor
Gary Krause .... music editor
Dana Niu .... orchestrator
Steve Salani .... orchestral coordinator
Ken Weiss .... music supervisor
Transportation Department
Robert aaron Brown .... driver
Denny Caira .... transportation coordinator
Lance Cherniet .... driver
Paul Jones .... driver
Charlie Ping .... driver
Mike Shannon .... transportation captain
Other crew
Carol Andrade .... assistant: Tom Sizemore
Carlos A. Aragon .... assistant location manager
Taylor Boyd .... location assistant
Danielle C. Carroll .... production assistant
Anna L. Coats .... key assistant location manager
Gwen Everman .... production accountant
Jennifer Fukasawa .... assistant: Steve McEveety
Lisa Furia .... second assistant accountant
Peter Graf .... aerial Stab-C technician
Ronald E. Hairston .... key craft service
David Hickey .... payroll accountant
Kelly Himovitz .... assistant locations
Brady Jennings Beaubien .... assistant: Paul Abascal
Tiffany Noel Kinder .... location scout: pre-production
Paul Pawlowski .... first assistant accountant
Scott Peterson .... script supervisor
Veronica Pinto .... assistant: Cole Hauser
Barbara Rosing Hoke .... production coordinator
Bob Shapiro .... production accountant
Anthony Steinhart .... set production assistant
Samuel W. Sullivan .... script supervisor: re-shoots
Ryan Tighe .... key production assistant
Scott L. Treger .... stand-in: Tim Thomerson
Jude S. Walko .... assistant production coordinator: preparation
Bonnie F. Watkins .... assistant: Bruce Davey
Michael J. Harker .... completion bond company representative (uncredited)

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Rated PG-13 for intense violent sequences, sexual content and language
84 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

At the end of the movie, Matthew McConaughey has a cameo; He and Cole Hauser starred together in Dazed and Confused.See more »
Continuity: When Laramie is fighting one of the paparazzi, he has sweat on his shirt. Yet, just a little time after, he is still wearing the same shirt, the sweat is gone and it didn't have enough time to dry.See more »
Rex Harper:Laramie. I am going to destroy your life and eat your soul. And I can't wait to do it.See more »
Movie Connections:
Features Speed (1994)See more »
Solex (Close to the Edge)See more »


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19 out of 27 people found the following review useful.
It's Fun -- C'mon!, 11 September 2004
Author: hugomodo from Oklahoma City Oklahoma

I saw it last night. I think this movie is misunderstood.

I want to believe that the reasons behind this movie's dismal reviews in the main have to do with the fact that certain people with certain political leanings WANT to hate it and hate Gibson for the sheer and utter sole reason that he made THE PASSION OF THE Christ, that it has a so-called (and totally off-the-wall -- and wrong!) message of anti-Semitism... and that he made the movie anyway, despite protests from the political Left of Hollywood. Have you noticed that Mel Gibson actually placed his name in the credits of this movie as its producer? I can't think of any other Icon Productions film in which his name is placed at all. Granted, Mel doesn't need the money. As far as money goes, he's set for the rest of his life and the rest of his kids' lives. But he has a passion (no pun intended) for making movies, and he's proving that you can't keep him out of Hollywood, by placing his name in the forefront of the credits of this particular Icon Productions project.

It's a fun movie. First and foremost. That's the point of having so many uncredited cameos, most prominently Mel Gibson as an Anger Management patient sitting in the doctor's office scribbling away in the 5 workbooks piled up in his lap.

Secondly, this is a western set in modern society. Whatever you might think of westerns as a genre, PAPARAZZI is for the most part Gregory Peck's THE BRAVADOS with a Hollywood film-making setting. Westerns have long been a staple of the family for Hollywood film-makers since its beginnings. Also, Gibson has himself stated that in prepping BRAVEHEART for filming, he watched -- among other movies -- Gregory Peck's THE BIG COUNTRY. I think Gibson is a fan of Peck's as well as a huge movie buff in his own right; and PAPARAZZI is a tip of the hat to westerns in general. Also, add to the fact that the main character of PAPARAZZI hails from Montana.

Lastly, believe it or not, I think this movie is oriented to the family. Not only does this movie have Mel Gibson in a cameo, but also Vince Vaughan and Matthew McConaughey. It also features Chris Rock who appeared with Gibson in LETHAL WEAPON 4, as well as Fay Masterson who was in Gibson's directorial debut THE MAN WITHOUT A FACE.

This movie isn't on the scale of BEN-HUR or THE BIG COUNTRY. This movie is what it is... fun. I applaud Mel Gibson and crew for delivering the goods.

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