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Guy X -- A black comedy set in 1979, about a soldier mistakenly posted to an Arctic military base.


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  (in credits order)

Jason Biggs ... Corporal Rudy Spruance

Natascha McElhone ... Sgt. Irene Teal

Jeremy Northam ... Col. Woolwrap

Sean Tucker ... Lavone

Hilmir Snær Guðnason ... Petri (as Hilmir Snær Gudnason)
Harry Standjofski ... Chaplain Brank

Rob deLeeuw ... Slim

Donny Quinn ... Genteen (as Donny Falsetti)

Jonathan Higgins ... Vord

Michael Ironside ... Guy X

Benz Antoine ... Philly
Mariah Inger ... May

Dino Tosques ... Chef
Einar Sigurðsson ... Inuit (as Einar Sigurdsson)
Nelson Balderrama ... Pissing Inuit
Árni Thórarinsson ... Soldier (as Árni Thorarinsson)
Kolbrún Ivarsdóttir ... Female Soldier Necking
Buck Deachman ... Drunk Soldier
Carole Taylor ... Naked Inuit Female
Genevieve Smoke ... Naked Inuit Female
Crystal Wolker ... Naked Female Soldier
Mario Courtemanche ... Naked Male Soldier
Agostino Di Falco ... Naked Male Soldier

Directed by
Saul Metzstein 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Steve Attridge  screenplay
John Paul Chapple  screenplay
John Griesemer  novel "No One Thinks of Greenland"

Produced by
Chris Auty .... executive producer
Danny Bergeron .... co-producer
Michael Cowan .... producer (as Michael L. Cowan)
Stephen Daldry .... executive producer
Laura De Casto .... executive producer: Tartan Films
Laura De Casto .... production executive
Mike Downey .... producer
Friðrik Þór Friðriksson .... co-producer
Mark Hubbard .... line producer
Peter James .... executive producer
Allan Joli-Coeur .... co-producer
Anna María Karlsdóttir .... co-producer
Alex Marshall .... associate producer
Neil Peplow .... executive producer
Jason Piette .... producer
Zorana Piggott .... associate producer
Danny Rossner .... line producer
James Simpson .... executive producer
Sam Taylor .... producer
Original Music by
Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson 
Charlie Mole 
Cinematography by
François Dagenais 
Film Editing by
Anne Sopel 
Casting by
Liora Reich 
Aldo Tirelli 
Production Design by
Mike Gunn 
Art Direction by
Jean-Andre Carriere 
Stígur Steinthórsson 
Set Decoration by
Roger Martin 
Costume Design by
Stewart Meachem 
Makeup Department
Caroline Aquin .... special makeup effects artist
Marta Bjornsdothr .... hair stylist
Marta Bjornsdothr .... makeup artist
Julie Chabot .... makeup artist
Annick Chartier .... make-up department head
C.J. Goldman .... prosthetics makeup artist (as Chaim Goldman)
Maria G. Gudmundsdóttir .... daily hair stylist
Maria G. Gudmundsdóttir .... daily makeup artist
Eygló Jónsdóttir .... daily hair stylist
Eygló Jónsdóttir .... daily makeup artist
Jessica Manzo .... daily hair stylist
Jessica Manzo .... daily makeup artist
Adrien Morot .... special makeup effects supervisor
Sabin Paradis .... daily hair stylist
Sabin Paradis .... daily makeup artist
Christel Piazzolla .... daily hair stylist
Christel Piazzolla .... daily makeup artist
Martin Rivest .... key hair stylist
Ronald J. Rolfe .... hair stylist
Fanny Vachon .... daily hair stylist
Fanny Vachon .... daily makeup artist
Sylvania Yau .... special makeup effects coordinator (as Sylvania)
Production Management
Helga Brá Arnadóttir .... unit production manager (as Helga Bra Arnadottir)
Jay Coquillon .... post-production supervisor
Stéphane Fréchette .... unit production manager
Danny Rossner .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jesabelle Boileau .... additional third assistant director
Buck Deachman .... first assistant director
Marc Julien .... third assistant director
Erin Laing .... trainee assistant director
Bethan Mowat .... second assistant director
Tanya van Blokland .... third assistant director
Harpa Elísa Þórsdóttir .... second assistant director
Art Department
Jennifer Audet .... scenic production assistant
David Óli Axelsson .... on-set carpenter
Mario Barriere .... daily swing gang (as Mario Barrière)
Gudjón Björnsson .... on-set carpenter
Zelbrey Bédard .... art department assistant
Lynn Carrière .... graphic artist
Cheval De Troie .... construction crew
Marco Decloquement .... daily swing gang (as Marc Decloquement)
Jean Dery .... scenic production assistant
Jakob Fenger .... on-set carpenter
Manon Fontaine .... key scenic painter
Manon Fontaine .... scenic production assistant
Frosti Fridriksson .... on-set prop master
Ronny Gosselin .... propmaker
Sveinn Viðar Hjartarson .... property master (as Sveinn Vidar Hjartarson)
Claude Jacques .... props buyer
Daniel Juneau .... assistant on-set props
Thorvaldur Bödvar Jónsson .... assistant art director
Jóhannes Karlsson .... construction crew
Jean-François Kelahear .... lead scenic painter
Jean-François Kelahear .... set laborer
Ingjaldur Kárason .... scenic painter
Paul Lacerte .... scenic production assistant
Michel R. Lambert .... scenic technician
Louis-René Landry .... assistant art director
Danny Lebel .... swing gang (as Dany Lebel)
Larkin MacLeod .... swing gang
Laurent Pereira .... scenic production assistant
Bruno Sorel .... on-set prop master
Guillaume St-Laurent .... daily swing gang
Asuka Sugiyama .... art department coordinator
Bob Dunn Sénéchal .... scenic production assistant
Sound Department
Howard Bargroff .... sound re-recording mixer
Sefi Carmel .... foley mixer
Peter Crooks .... sound effects editor
Patrick Dodd .... adr editor
Samir Foco .... sound effects editor
Michael J. Fox .... adr mixer
Steingrímur E. Guðmundsson .... sound recordist (as Steingrímur Eyfjörð Guðmundsson)
Andrea King .... foley artist
Srdjan Kurpjel .... supervising sound editor
Philippe Lavigne .... boom operator
Gareth Llewellyn .... sound re-recording mixer
Pietro Paletti .... sound editor
Jack Stew .... foley artist
Vanesa Lorena Tate .... sound effects editor
Burak Topalakci .... sound designer
Gabor Vadnay .... sound recordist
Special Effects by
Jean-François Aubin .... special effects technician
Carmelle Beaudoin .... special effects technician
Jacques Godbout .... special effects director
Börkur Jónsson .... special effects technician
Eggert Ketilsson .... special effects director
Hálfdán Petersen .... special effects technician
Christian Rivest .... special effects technician (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Tim Baxter .... film recording
Danny Bergeron .... visual effects
Philip Campbell .... visual effects producer
Alain Lachance .... digital compositor: Mokko Studio
Paul Nightingale .... visual effects
Jean-Pierre Riverin .... digital compositor: Mokko Studio
Marc A. Rousseau .... visual effects producer: Mokko Studio
Rus Wetherell .... digital effects artist: CFX
Marc Désourdy .... stunt coordinator
François Gauthier .... stunt double
Gilbert Larose Jr. .... stunt double: Rudy (as Gilbert Larose)
Camera and Electrical Department
Örn Marino Arnarson .... gaffer
Einar Arnason .... grip
Bernard Arseneau .... rigging gaffer
Yves Arseneau .... rigging
Robert B. Baylis .... key grip
Bergsteinn Björgúlfsson .... first assistant camera: "b" camera (as Besti Björgúlfsson)
Eric Béliveau .... best boy rigger
Elli Cassata .... assistant camera
Andy Chmura .... camera operator
Daniel Chrétien Jr. .... daily electrician
Joost Clerinx .... grip
Alexandre Curzi .... daily electrician
Nicholas D'Annunzio .... daily grip (as Nicolas D'Annunzio)
Alain Dahan .... epk videographer
Alexandre De Ernsted .... daily grip
Franck Develey .... daily rigging grip (as Franck Devely)
Tommy Diotte .... daily grip
Mathieu-Félix Drouin .... additional second assistant camera
Martin Dubois .... first assistant camera
Luc Dupont .... lighting electrician
Jean Décarie .... generator operator
Arnar Einarsson .... best boy grip
Samuel Eusanio .... daily grip
Guy Ferland .... daily electrician
René Fréchette .... second assistant camera
Massimo Gallizzi .... daily electrician
Styrmir Haflidason .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
George Haryszyn .... generator operator (as Georges Hryszyn)
Bradley Hogan .... camera operator: EPK
Omar Jabali .... second assistant camera
Olafur Jónasson .... electrician
Judith Lagacé .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Marie-Éve Lamarche .... daily electrician
Christian Lanctôt .... daily rigging grip
Raynald Lavoie .... electrician
Daniel Moise .... crane operator
Denis-Noel Mostert .... Steadicam operator (as Denis-Noël Mostert)
Christian Navennec .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
François Ouellette .... rigger grip
Richard Paré .... daily electrician
Gilles Porter .... rigger grip
Max-Pol Proulx .... rigger grip
Gerry Prévost .... daily grip
Christopher Reusing .... best boy
Jocelyn Simard .... camera operator: "b" camera
Ingvar Stefánsson .... best boy
Christophe Taets .... lighting electrician
Hálfdán Theodórsson .... camera operator: second unit
Marc-André Thibeault .... daily grip (as Marc-André Thibault)
Sigurgeir Thordarsson .... key grip
André Tisseur .... key rigging grip
Paul Tremblay .... best boy grip
Pietro Troilo .... electrician
Chantal Vary .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Nick Wall .... still photographer
François Warot .... gaffer
Stephen Wells .... dolly grip
Casting Department
Mike Migliara .... casting associate
Bruno Rosato .... casting associate
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sólveig Bláfelld Agnarsdóttir .... daily dresser
Guy Cloutier .... wardrobe master
Margrét Einarsdóttir .... wardrobe mistress
Marylou Filion .... dresser
Marjolaine Fortin .... wardrobe mistress
Bergthóra Magnúsdóttir .... dresser
Margarita Manoukian .... daily dresser
Dagny Åsa Stefansdottir .... wardrobe mistress
Editorial Department
Linda Bourgeois .... negative cutter
Nina Bradley .... assistant editor
Simon Broderick .... telecine colorist
Jim Campabanal .... negative cutter (as Jim Campabadal)
Arthur Montreuil .... color timer
Laurie McDowell .... assistant editor (uncredited)
Music Department
Ivana Jeftic .... music supervisor
Alastair King .... conductor
Alastair King .... orchestrator
Charlie Mole .... composer: additional music
Pietro Paletti .... music editor
Steve Parr .... music recording engineer
Lee Thomas .... music coordinator
Paul Kegg .... musician: cello (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Michel Perreault .... picture car coordinator
Other crew
Julie Adams .... dialect coach: Ms. Natasha McElhone
Michel Bachand .... craft service
Kim Ballard .... head of production finance
Shirine Best .... development assistant
Madalyn Biefield .... publicist
David Bitton .... assistant: Jason Biggs
Pauline Burt .... risk manager
Valentina Coccia .... production coordinator
Alain Dahan .... epk director
Alice Dawson .... post-production accountant
Chantal Desgagné .... technical coordinator
Jon Duncan .... production accountant
Laurent Gladu .... location manager
Pierre Guevremont .... key production accountant
Mel Hider .... assistant: Mr. Cowan and Mr. Piette
Sveinn Viðar Hjartarson .... armorer (as Sveinn Vidar Hjartarson)
Anna Margrét Hraundal .... production secretary
Gagga Jonsdottir .... production coordinator
Emily Kyriakides .... assistant to producer: UK
Erin Laing .... assistant: Natascha McElhone
Manon Lapointe .... first production accountant
Francine Lebrun .... production coordinator
Sophie Longpre .... animal wrangler (as Sophie Longpré)
Ana-Maria Lyrio .... assistant craft service (as Anna-Maria Lyrio)
Josianne Mailloux .... production secretary
Noah Lee Margetts .... Group ADR Artist
Caroline Maynard .... set production assistant
Charles McDonald .... publicist
Mike Migliara .... assistant: Jeremy Northam
Elena Miles .... personal assistant to producer: Spice Factory
Thiéry Milot .... production assistant
Andy Ordonez .... head of business affairs
Line Sansoucy .... assistant to producers: Canada
Lise Servant .... payroll accountant
Lucy Shuttleworth .... development executive
David A. Smith .... office production runner
Louise Theriault .... continuity supervisor
Lee Thomas .... assistant to producers
Trausti Traustason .... location assistant
Jean-Philippe Vachon .... production assistant
Tim Van Rellim .... production executive
Vala Hrönn Viggósdóttir .... assistant to producers: Iceland
Joan Washington .... dialect coach
Sue Watkins .... publicist
Jane Wittekind .... head of development
Fridrik Örn Jörgensen .... set production assistant

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Rated R for language and some sexual content
101 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Revealing mistakes: In the first newspaper article viewed on screen, "Make the Most of It in Qangattarsa", Col. Woolwrap's duty history includes "Chorea", rather than Korea.See more »
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31 out of 48 people found the following review useful.
Nice idea – shame about the delivery, 23 August 2005
Author: Chris_Docker from United Kingdom

An engaging storyline and suggestions that it is in the mould of Catch 22 or M*A*S*H suggest great things for Guy X. A man is dropped off by plane at a remote army post in Greenland. His identity has changed, there is no way of correcting the records, and no way of getting off the base. He stumbles on something that people would rather keep hidden, and is also attracted to the commanding officer's girlfriend – all of which, together with a very crazy bunch of colleagues, puts him in some quirky and irreverent danger.

Adapted from a well received novel (No One Thinks of Greenland), Guy X should be a resounding success but sadly falls rather short of the mark. Natascha McElhone performs admirably, but her performance is not enough to carry a lacklustre screenplay, fuzzy directing, a miscast leading man (Jason Biggs) and supporting characters with insufficient talent. For American Pie (Biggs' earlier success), such shallow efforts might have been adequate, but Metzstein is clearly trying to make an art-house movie (he said as much at the UK premiere) without the necessary skills. The film lacks pace and is very unengaging. Falling asleep in it seems more interesting than caring about whether characters' identities are being administrated out of existence. By the end of the film you might be holding on to see if there is going to be a final explanation, or you might be past caring whether there is one.

McElhone and her colleagues, in the Q&A at its Edinburgh premiere, waxed lyrical about the book, the themes of isolation, and what it does to people (she seemed more serious about the film than the director or co-stars who mostly just joked). She convinced me there was a good story there, but also that as a talented actress she had nevertheless misplaced her faith in the team to pull it off. There is no more depth apparent to the characters antics than characters from, errr . . . American Pie. If Biggs and Metzstein want to make the jump to serious cinema, they need to go back to school first. With such a finely nuanced story, the lead actor should be able to exhibit a depth of charisma or otherwise maintain interest in a way that goes far beyond the demands of an action flick or lowbrow comedy. A director must convince an audience with sufficient skill and sincerity to get them to work harder than they would for popcorn entertainment. For this viewer at least, such things were not achieved in Guy X.

On the positive side, McElhone is interesting, it was a great idea, and the choice of sets is unusual. If that is enough to get you to spend your money, go for it – otherwise you might want to stay at home until this crew become more mature and deliver the sort of film that many believe they are capable of. Good ideas alone do not a successful piece of cinema make.

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