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Antonio Sabato Jr. ... Fredrico

Jason London ... Evan

Barney Cheng ... Harvey / Mr. Ling

Alanna Ubach ... Emme

Tim Meadows ... Dave

Anna Nicole Smith ... Herself

Christian Keiber ... Detective Becker

Crystal Kwon ... Monique

Megan Cavanagh ... Megan

Alexis Arquette ... Champange Anna
Schuron Womack ... Brown Sugar Anna
Mark Alfa ... Hot & Spicy Anna (as Mark 'C Cash' Alfa)

Arturo Gil ... Eenie Anna

Johnny Williams ... Wally the Cook

Freez Luv ... Detective Peters

Irina Maleeva ... Mrs. Hasadan

Federico Dordei ... Sark
Dariush Kashani ... Mahdi

Kathryn Joosten ... Erma

Jason Boggs ... Butchie

Noel Gugliemi ... Capone

Larry Gelman ... Sam

Lisa Arning ... Chic Sales Girl

Guillermo Díaz ... Romeo
Jessica Lugo ... Gabriella
Manny Jimenez ... Lil Cheeze (as Manuel Gilbert Jimenez)
Joe Restivo ... Eddie
Howard K. Stern ... Howard
Kimberly Walther ... Kimmie
Joseph Tan ... Stunt Waiter

Jade Quon ... Sexy Asian Girl #1

Kiralee Hayashi ... Sexy Asian Girl #2
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Troy DeWalt ... Gay Cowboy (uncredited)

John Duffy ... 900 Telephone Operator (uncredited)
Jonathan Trevor ... Armenian Thug #2 (uncredited)

Directed by
Lee Friedlander 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Celia Fox  writer

Produced by
Lindsay Chag .... associate producer
John Duffy .... line producer
Celia Fox .... executive producer
Celia Fox .... producer
Lee Friedlander .... producer
Rodney Johnson .... associate producer
Original Music by
Raymond Jones 
Cinematography by
Ben Kufrin 
Film Editing by
Larry Madaras 
Ken Morrisey 
Casting by
Lindsay Chag 
Production Design by
Yuda Acco 
Art Direction by
Peggy Paola 
Costume Design by
Pol Atteu 
Shawnelle Cherry 
Shon LeBlanc 
Makeup Department
Annette Lorant .... makeup artist
Production Management
Abbie Ludwig .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Annette Hobday .... second assistant director
Greg Moutran .... second second assistant director
Kevin Muir .... second second assistant director
Chad Rosen .... first assistant director
Claire Thorne .... second second assistant director
Nicole Widmyer .... second assistant director
Art Department
David Delvalle .... set dresser
Lee Lazarow .... property master
Peter Mayer .... on-set dresser
Sound Department
Michael Camello .... sound editor
Mary Jo Devenney .... sound mixer
Georgia Hilton .... adr editor
Georgia Hilton .... sound editor
Joe Milner .... sound re-recording mixer
Joe Milner .... supervising sound editor
Chris Navarro .... adr recordist
Nick Neutra .... foley mixer
Ace Williams .... boom operator
Special Effects by
Giuliano Fiumani .... special effects supervisor
Visual Effects by
Christopher Dusendschon .... digital imaging supervisor: maintitle, iO FILM (uncredited)
Melissa Allen-Weiser .... stunt double: car chase (as Melissa Allen)
Caron Colvett .... stunt double: Anna Nicole Smith
G. Peter King .... stunts
Jade Quon .... stunt performer
Nicole Randall .... stunt double
Mark Riccardi .... stunts
Felipe Savahge .... stunt double
Lou Simon .... stunt coordinator
Lon Sunders .... stunt double
Mitch Toles .... stunts
Jeremiah Vaughn .... stunt performer (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Daniel Chase .... grip
Eric Fletcher .... Steadicam operator
Shawn Greene .... electrician
Gayle Hilary .... second assistant camera
Neil Jacobs .... still photographer
Paul Janossy .... first assistant camera
Jesse Jaraczewski .... best boy electric
Ben Krout .... dolly grip
David Leite .... grip
Paul Lohr .... electrician
James McCusker .... electrician
Yen P. Nguyen .... camera loader
Darryl Rue .... grip
Bela Trutz .... steadicam operator
John D. Young .... key grip
Matt Zschoche .... electrician
Casting Department
Shon LeBlanc .... casting manager
Kelly Hunt .... extras casting (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Karen Cornejo .... costumer
Tisha D. Nagel .... key costumer (as Tisha Jahnke)
Editorial Department
Adam Hawkey .... digital intermediate colorist
Nadav Streett .... assistant editor
Music Department
Tracy Lynch-Sanchez .... music supervisor
Transportation Department
Michael Burnette .... transportation coordinator
Neil Chisholm .... driver: honeywagon
William Clark Coit III .... driver
Marc Lyons .... driver
Jeff Murray .... transportation captain
Other crew
Robert Beebe .... title designer
Clint Childs .... production assistant
Stacie Dekker .... set production assistant
Zak Grausam .... coordinator
Ari Halpern .... script supervisor
Clayton Keiber .... production assistant
Brian Mason .... production coordinator
Brenton McCracken .... production assistant
Guy Morrison .... assistant location manager
Makeda Smith .... publicist
Dru Zipkin .... key set production assistant

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Rated R for sexual content
92 min

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Howard:Let's get out of here before the tabloids get here.
Anna Nicole Smith:I don't need another lawsuit.
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3 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
"Citizen Kane" has nothing on "Wasabi Tuna", 12 July 2004
Author: WasabiTunaFan from Los Angeles

I was fortunate enough to have had dinner was some of the biggest names in the business recently. Francis Ford Coppola, Steven Spielberg, Spike Lee and McG were all in attendance. The topic? "Wasabi Tuna". All of us had seen the 15 minute snippet recently showcased at Cannes. We all agreed it was a shame that the clip had not received the Palm D'Orr as it was far superior to that "Farenheit 9/11" nonsense. Francis, probably best known for his "Godfather" trilogy has decided to get out of the movie biz as he could not do any better than "Wasabi". "The way the brilliant Fox combined gay stereotypes with gangster humor cannot be matched" he said. Steven chimed in, "I thought I had portrayed the struggle of a people well in "Schindler's List", but Fox's brilliant dialogue of east LA gangsters makes my film look amateurish". Spike and McG then got into an argument over which action sequence (the repeated asian gymnastics scene or the hilarious drive-by scene) was the new standard in action comedy film. Steven was able to end the argument by declaring that no film before or after will ever be as amazingly written or acted as "Wasabi Tuna". McG then admitted he was considering cribbing a few of the camera moves for his next film. If you see only one film this year, you have to see "Wasabi Tuna". It is the most talked about film of the year (even Quentin Tarantino couldn't stop talking about it). Critics have praised it, and I have even heard reports of people seeing it up to 10 times in a row. Watch out Academy comes "Wasabi Tuna"!

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