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The Deal -- A political thriller steeped in illegal oil trading, the Russian Mafia, and governmental cover-ups.

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Ruth Epstein (written by)
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Release Date:
17 June 2005 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
The world is at war. See more »
Plot:
A political thriller steeped in illegal oil trading, the Russian Mafia, and governmental cover-ups. | Add synopsis »
User Reviews:
Awful and Very Confused Screenplay See more (19 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Christian Slater ... Tom Hanson

Selma Blair ... Abbey Gallagher

Robert Loggia ... Jared Tolson

Colm Feore ... Hank Weiss

Angie Harmon ... Anna

John Heard ... Professor Roseman

Kevin Tighe ... John Cortland

Philip Granger ... Jerome Halliday

Françoise Yip ... Janice Long

Jim Thorburn ... Shane Waller

Paul McGillion ... Richard Kester
Christine Lippa ... Lucy Rahlston
Jennifer Clement ... Sara Kester

Mike Dopud ... Theo Gorbov
Vyacheslav Vinnik ... Nicholai Chernoff (as Viacheslav Vinnik)
Peter Hall ... Clark Jackwell
Jay Robert Inslee ... Senator Lucas (as Congressman Jay Robert Inslee)

Linda Darlow ... Erma

Frida Betrani ... Jared's Secretary

Tony Alcantar ... Agent Grazer
Peter LaCroix ... Rod (as Peter Lacroix)

Aubrey Arnason ... Deena Scott
Tom McBeath ... Board Member No. 1
Marc Baur ... Client No. 1
Nathaniel DeVeaux ... Officer
Valentina Ballos ... Cleaning Woman
Howard Storey ... Armed Security Guard
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Directed by
Harvey Kahn 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Ruth Epstein  written by

Produced by
Michael Carlin .... associate producer
Chris Dorr .... producer
Sheri Elowsky .... associate producer
Ruth Epstein .... producer
Harvey Kahn .... producer
Kevin W. Kennedy .... executive producer
Ken Lawson .... line producer
Robert Lee .... producer
David Leuschen .... executive producer
Bernadette Meyers .... associate producer
Mark Shafir .... executive producer
Christian Slater .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Christopher Lennertz 
 
Cinematography by
Adam Sliwinski 
 
Film Editing by
Richard Schwadel 
 
Casting by
Lindsay Chag 
 
Production Design by
Andrew Deskin 
 
Art Direction by
Kristina Lyne 
 
Set Decoration by
Ian Nothnagel 
 
Costume Design by
Katia Stano 
 
Makeup Department
Ankaraj Eden .... key makeup artist (as Ankara Eden)
Alla Kornilov .... assistant makeup artist
Lee Novak .... assistant hair stylist
Robert A. Pandini .... key hair stylist
 
Production Management
Jaye Gazeley .... unit manager
Ken Lawson .... production manager
Bernadette Meyers .... post-production supervisor
Claudia Vianello .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Robert Lee .... first assistant director
Melissa Patton .... third assistant director
Patrick Weir .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Carole Alexander .... lead dresser
Bobbi Allyn .... set decoration buyer (as Bobbi Uhrich-Allyn)
Jane Janigan .... set dresser
Todd Keller .... on-set dresser
Elizabeth Mackinnon .... assistant props
Mark McGann .... assistant set decorator
Sean McGee .... on-set props assistant
Noni Peck .... property master
Michael Raylevick .... paint coordinator
Mike Robertson .... graphic artist
Ken Sullivan .... construction coordinator
Tamara Susik .... on-set props
 
Sound Department
Rick Bold .... boom operator
Brian Campbell .... dialogue editor
Kris Casavant .... assistant sound editor
Jay Cheetham .... sound editor
Dario DiSanto .... foley editor
Steven Erickson .... adr recordist
Kris Fenske .... sound designer
Talvinder Gill .... assistant sound editor
Mark Klausmayer .... sound re-recording mixer
Kevin Konarzewski .... adr mixer
Matt Kunau .... sound consultant: Dolby
Philip J. MacCormick .... production sound mixer
Laurie Melhus .... audio coordinator
Iain Pattison .... sound re-recording mixer
Jean Raymond .... foley mixer
Adam Sharpe .... adr mixer
Paul A. Sharpe .... sound re-recording mixer
Shane Shemko .... foley artist
Joe Spivak .... sound effects editor
Janice Thompson .... assistant sound editor
Ann Townshend .... assistant sound editor (as Anne Townshend)
Cam Wagner .... foley artist
Todd R. Mason .... sound effects recordist (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Cara E. Anderson .... special effects technician
Rory Cutler .... special effects supervisor
 
Stunts
Brett Armstrong .... stunt coordinator
Alette Falle .... stunt double
Owen Walstrom .... stunt double
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Douglas Arculus .... lamp operator
Bill Baxter .... gaffer
Simon Bayley .... lamp operator
Denver John Collins .... director of photography: New York (as Denver Collins)
Glen A. Dickson .... additional camera operator
James Dittiger .... still photographer
Kathy Herndl .... camera loader
Dean Heselden .... Steadicam operator
Morrison C. Huston .... first assistant camera: New York
Darren Joseph .... second assistant camera
Regine Klein .... best girl grip
Robin Lindala .... camera operator
Todd MacLand .... lamp operator
Trevor C. Martin .... dolly grip
Paul Michaud .... still photographer
Steven N. Moore .... Steadicam operator
Martin Nicholas .... key grip
Joseph Paolini .... grip: New York (as Joe Paolini)
Sergio Petre .... grip
Dave Petry .... grip
Johnny Scarvada .... grip
Wolfgang Suk .... best boy electric (as Wolfi Suk)
Jim Swanson .... rigging gaffer
Trent Wiltse .... generator operator
 
Casting Department
Audrey Skalbania .... extras casting: New York
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jennifer Dawson .... costume set supervisor (as Jen Dawson)
Andrea Desroches .... assistant costume designer (as Andrea Des Roches)
Andrea Hiestand .... truck costumer
Marie Hock .... extras costumer
 
Editorial Department
Ed Dobbs .... color timer
Bethany Handfield .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Richard Bronskill .... orchestrator
Peter Fuchs .... music recording engineer
Corey A. Jackson .... orchestrator (as Corey Jackson)
Steve Juliani .... music preparation
Andrew Kinney .... orchestrator
Christopher Lennertz .... orchestrator
Gerard K. Marino .... orchestrator (as Gerard Marino)
The Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra .... music performed by
Paul Talkington .... music contractor
Marcus Trumpp .... orchestrator (as Marcus Trump)
Jeff Vaughn .... music recording mixer
Christopher Violette .... music editor
Christopher Violette .... music supervisor (as Chris Violette)
Allan Wilson .... conductor
 
Transportation Department
Ron Buyck .... transportation captain
Dean Fitzpatrick .... transportation coordinator
John Sorenson .... driver: cast
 
Other crew
Frida Betrani .... stand-in
Kelly Boulding .... location production assistant
David J. Bowler .... assistant coordinator
Michael Carlin .... unit publicist
Colin Chamberlain .... location production assistant
James Fantin .... assistant coordinator
Carole Fleming .... location production assistant
Elaine Fleming .... production coordinator
Les Ford .... computer playback designer
Djoi Francis .... production assistant: New York
Chrishon Gambarotto .... key production assistant
Chrishon Gambarotto .... trainee assistant locations
Jaye Gazeley .... location manager
Tyler Harris .... location production assistant
Nancy Heller .... assistant production accountant
Kenneth Kantymir .... stand-in: Robert Loggia
John Knowlton .... assistant location manager
Christopher A. Lambert .... location production assistant
Stacey Moores .... extras craft service
Sue Pidhorney .... assistant: Mr. Slater
Joseph Ramaglia .... production assistant: New York
Sandy Reynolds .... craft service
Brian Russo .... production assistant: New York
Svatia Sakarova .... production accountant
Kyle Stein .... stand-in
Linda Strathdee .... script supervisor
Marnie Termuende .... post-production accountant
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for language and some violence
Runtime:
USA:107 min | Argentina:108 min
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Aspect Ratio:
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Certification:
Argentina:13 | Australia:MA | Iceland:16 | Singapore:NC-16 (cut) | Sweden:15 (DVD rating) | USA:R (certificate #41237)

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Quotes:
Abbey Gallagher:So this is how the other point five percent live.See more »
Movie Connections:
References Wall Street (1987)See more »
Soundtrack:
The 5th ExoticSee more »

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18 out of 24 people found the following review useful.
Awful and Very Confused Screenplay, 23 December 2005
Author: Claudio Carvalho from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

The storyline of "The Deal" has a good premise – the USA officially in war against the Arabs exclusively because of the oil and without any subterfuge. An American Oil Corporation requests the support of a credible Wall Street company to support a merging with a Russian Oil Company and get the supply of the necessary oil. An ambitious executive from Harvard is in charge of the deal and pressed by the Russians, the board of his company and his love for a colleague.

Unfortunately, the very confused screenplay is simply awful. It is almost impossible to understand the beginning of the story so confused it is. Later, the plot is disclosed and finally the viewer can understand the situation, with lots of betrayals and jealousy. There are three favorable reviews of this movie, and two of them are written by users with only one review issued in IMDb apparently to make a fake promotion of this film. My vote is four.

Title (Brazil): "Contrato de Risco" ("Risk Contract")

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