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Drop Dead Sexy -- When their money scam runs aground, a group of would-be thieves turn to kidnapping in an attempt to blackmail their target.

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When their money scam runs aground, a group of would-be thieves turn to kidnapping in an attempt to blackmail their target. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Silly, but Very Funny Black Comedy See more (21 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Jason Lee ... Frank

Crispin Glover ... Eddie
Burton Gilliam ... Big Tex

Xander Berkeley ... Harkness

Pruitt Taylor Vince ... Spider

Joseph D. Reitman ... Tiny (as Joseph Reitman)

Steven Chester Prince ... Otto

Suzanna Urszuly ... Sky

Diane Klimaszewski ... Brandy

Elaine Klimaszewski ... Amber

Lin Shaye ... Ma Muzzy

Melissa Keller ... Crystal
Mathew Greer ... Randolf

Audrey Marie Anderson ... Natalie

Amber Heard ... Candy

Brad Dourif ... Herman
David Wilk ... Paramedic #1

Frank Ford ... Paramedic #2
Patrick Boykin ... Bartender
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ryan Brooks ... Redneck (uncredited)
Steve Conner ... Juror (uncredited)
Jackson Davis ... Bouncer (uncredited)

Dave Kraft ... Bar patron (uncredited)
Kimberly Ann Shafer ... Feature Stage Dancer (uncredited)
Michael Sorrells ... Pallbearer (uncredited)

Directed by
Michael Philip 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Paul Doiron (written by) and
John Benjamin Martin (written by) and
Michael Philip (written by)

Produced by
Charles Acosta .... producer
Geoff Armstrong .... executive producer
Carole Curb Nemoy .... co-executive producer
Mike Curb .... co-executive producer
Dave Fraunces .... associate producer
Stephen Hays .... co-executive producer
Richard Kooris .... executive producer
Jo Marr .... co-producer
Tim McClure .... executive producer
Richard Middleton .... producer
Duncan Montgomery .... producer
Michael Philip .... producer
Jimmy Schwertner .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Deborah Lurie 
 
Cinematography by
Thomas L. Callaway 
Richard Kooris 
 
Film Editing by
Mark Coffey 
Mel Rodriguez III  (as Mel Rodriguez)
Mark Scheib 
 
Casting by
Shannon Makhanian 
 
Production Design by
John Huke 
 
Set Decoration by
Randy Huke 
 
Costume Design by
Lee Hunsaker 
 
Makeup Department
Wendy Southard .... key hair stylist (as Wendy Boscon)
Katalin Urszuly .... makeup department head
 
Production Management
P. Dirk Higdon .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Bobby Bastarache .... first assistant director
Meg Beatty .... second assistant director
Marike Jainchill .... second second assistant director
 
Art Department
Ryan Bust .... set dresser
Chloe Carrera .... set dresser
Stanford Gilbert .... property master
Heather Ingram .... art department coordinator
Matt Ledermann .... set dresser
 
Sound Department
James Dehr .... sound mixer
Bob Kellough .... sound effects editor
Corey Roberts .... sound effects editor
Mark A. Rozett .... re-recording mixer
Kelly Vandever .... re-recording mixer
 
Special Effects by
Everett Byrom III .... special effects supervisor
Craig Byrom .... special effects foreman
 
Stunts
Jim Henry .... stunts
Eric Norris .... stunts
Jeff Schwan .... stunt double
Diane Towery .... stunt double
Russell Towery .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
James 'Slim Jim' Ballard .... key grip
William Ballard .... rigging gaffer
Jeremie Brillant .... camera loader
Chris Buchakjian .... rigging electrician
Jeffrey N. Civa .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Matt Cowan .... dolly grip
Raul A. Erivez .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
John Eschberger .... electrician
David Fox .... cinematographer: second unit
Kat Gibson .... second assistant camera
William Hall .... best boy grip
Trish Herremans .... electrician
Trish Herremans .... rigging electrician
Robert Hicks .... key grip
Sean 'Fingers' Hourihan .... rigging electrician
Brad Keffer .... electrician
Rex Kenney .... grip
Mark Manthey .... gaffer
Rob McGrath .... first assistant camera
John Orphan .... first assistant camera
Gregory Peters .... still photographer
Wadsworth Peters .... grip
J.D. Pinkus .... electrician
Phillip Renke .... best boy grip
Adam Drew Schwartz .... first assistant camera
Zachary Sieffert .... camera assistant: second camera
Mike Steffen .... grip
Perry Strong .... second assistant camera
Davis Ted .... best boy
Jim Walters IV .... still photographer
Gavin Wynn .... second assistant b camera
 
Casting Department
Letty Chavarria .... casting director: Texas
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
John H. Smith .... costumer
 
Editorial Department
Allegra Kolber .... editorial intern (as Allegra McCoy)
Nevie Owens .... assistant editor
 
Location Management
Allison Doyle .... location assistant
Grayson Paynter .... location assistant
Jimmy Schwertner .... assistant location manager
Steve White .... location manager
Steve White .... location manager
 
Music Department
Aaron Kaplan .... musician: guitar
Kevin McKeever .... additional music mixer
Rich Ragsdale .... composer: additional music
Sarah Sharp .... music supervisor
 
Transportation Department
Ricky Damazio .... transportation coordinator
 
Other crew
Ken Beggs .... head animal trainer
Anne Carr .... script supervisor: second unit
Shawn Cauthen .... production intern
Casey Chapman .... set production assistant
Michelle Warren Childs .... production office coordinator
Ashley Franklin .... production office intern
Linda Giffin-Citron .... script supervisor
Jeff Guerrero .... production assistant
Chris Hadlock .... production office intern
Mike Hoy .... production assistant
Vicki V. Johnson .... on-set medic
Shane Mallory .... additional production assistant
Elise McMullen .... assistant: producers
Lori Madrid Menzel .... assistant to producers
Jarrette Moats .... production assistant
Duncan Montgomery .... legal representation
Brian Murphy .... production assistant
Brian O'Neill .... production office intern
Michael Saleman .... legal services
Joe Weaver .... assistant production office coordinator
Tara Weaver .... personal chef
 

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Rated R for sexual content and nudity, language and some violence
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12 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
Silly, but Very Funny Black Comedy, 22 January 2008
Author: Claudio Carvalho from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

The dumb loser Frank Muzzy (Jason Lee) invites his alcoholic friend and gravedigger Eddie (Crispin Glover) to raise some money bootlegging US$ 250,000.00 in cigarettes for the powerful mobster Spider (Pruitt Taylor Vince) to Mexico. However, their truck catches fire and they lose the load. Frank becomes desperate to raise the amount, and hides himself with Eddie in the house of his mother. When Frank sees in the newspaper the picture of Crystal Harkness (Melissa Keller), the wife of the tycoon Harkness (Xander Berkeley), Eddie confirms that she was a former strip dancer and buried with a valuable necklace. Frank forces Eddie to exhume her body, but they do not find the jewel. Frank brings Crystal's corpse to his hideout and decides to ask a ransom to Harkness getting into a deeper trouble, while Eddie falls in love for Crystal.

"Drop Dead Sexy" is a silly, but very funny black comedy. The situation with a dead body made me recall "Weekend at Bernie's", but the jokes with the sexy Melissa Keller are different, with eroticism and even necrophilia. Crispin Glover is responsible for the best and funniest moments in this entertaining movie. My vote is six.

Title (Brazil): "Sexy de Morrer" ("Sexy to Die")

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