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


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Release Date:
17 June 2005 (USA) See more »
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A political thriller steeped in illegal oil trading, the Russian Mafia, and governmental cover-ups. | Add synopsis »
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  (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)
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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
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 scoring engineer
Corey A. Jackson .... orchestrator
Steve Juliani .... music preparation
Andrew Kinney .... orchestrator
Christopher Lennertz .... orchestrator
Gerard K. Marino .... orchestrator
Paul Talkington .... music contractor
Marcus Trumpp .... orchestrator
Christopher Violette .... music editor
Christopher Violette .... music supervisor
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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Additional Details

Also Known As:
Rated R for language and some violence
USA:107 min | Argentina:108 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Argentina:13 | Australia:MA | Iceland:16 | Singapore:NC-16 (cut) | Sweden:15 (DVD rating) | USA:R (certificate #41237)

Did You Know?

[from trailer]
Abbey Gallagher:What if there was no oil?
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37 out of 60 people found the following review useful.
Important film, richly complex yet entertaining, 18 June 2005
Author: bakossi from United States

I saw The Deal last night in Chicago. It's a dense film, with a lot of oil industry insider stuff, but very entertaining, and a really important film for people to see, given the path we're headed down in our country. Thought Selma Blair was terrific--best I've ever seen her. Robert Loggia, Colm Feore (my first time seeing him) great, too. Could have done without Angie Harmon, and would have liked the ending to extend out a bit further. I'd also have liked for there to be more intrusion of the reality of the $6/gallon world at war (which is the backdrop of the film) into the story--think that would have added even more punch--but none of that will knock a star off my rating, given the crap I've seen this summer so far--it's actually a 20 star by comparison. I guess I should say something about some of the negative critical reviews of the film. All I can conclude is that these folks are either lazy or overworked. In my experience, a lot of them have highly recommended films recently that are just garbage compared to The Deal. I guess the justification is supposed to be that these other films are "good escapes," but you know what? People already spend too much time in this country "escaping" instead of paying attention, and that's why we're in the mess that we're in. The Deal makes it fun to pay attention.

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