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Four lives collide in one crazy night.
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Raymond J. Barry ... Mr. Grand
Aaron Brumfield ... Policeman
Gino Cabanas ... Bagman

Ski Carr ... Ed butler

Claudia Choi ... Cindy
Daniel Colletti ... Benny

Amanda Detmer ... Olivia

Martin Dorsla ... Stripper cop

Michael Clarke Duncan ... Spinks

Jennifer Esposito ... Carlos

Sarah Foret ... Tammy

Cam Gigandet ... Kip Adams
Kamal John Iskander ... Manny (as John Iskander)
Shannon Ivey ... Marlene (as Shannon Jarrell)

Jeffrey Licon ... Julio

Ron Livingston ... Johnny

Scott MacDonald ... Mr. Snow
Jia Mae ... Caberet patron (as Jia Perlich)

Andrea Marcellus ... Police Officer #2
Nancy Marlow ... Mrs. Grand
Shannon Mathers ... Bad Kitty

John C. McGinley ... Jim

Benjamin Ochieng ... Toomy

Missi Pyle ... Gigi

Leonard Robinson ... Cop #4

Sam Sabbah ... Arresting Officer

Rob Schneider ... Bill

LaRita Shelby ... Roof Cop
Jacob Snyder ... Police Officer #1
Danny Spalluto ... Sam

Eric Stonestreet ... Phil

Cynthia Watros ... Jane

Tennille Williams ... Bachelorette Party Guest (as Tennille Villagomez)

Ron Yuan ... The Guard
Maher McClung ... Tipper (uncredited)
Ernesto Trinidad ... Gay Bar Patron (uncredited)
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Directed by
Craig Sheffer 
Writing credits
Jeff Winiski (story) and
Mike Diiorio (story) and
Craig Sheffer (story)

Craig Sheffer (screenplay)

Produced by
Bradley Kramer .... producer
Oak O'Connor .... co-producer
Craig Sheffer .... producer
Original Music by
Dennis Hamlin 
Cinematography by
James Mathers 
Film Editing by
Tariq Anwar 
Blair Daily 
Saska Simpson 
Casting by
Anne McCarthy 
Jay Scully 
Production Design by
Suzanne Rattigan 
Costume Design by
Jill Lucas 
Makeup Department
Saundra Jordan .... makeup artist
Ken Niederbaumer .... special makeup effects artist: Rob Schneider
Iris Stobbelaar .... makeup artist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Arturo Guzman .... second assistant director
Jetzen O'Connor .... second assistant director (as Jetzen R. O'Connor)
Erin Quigley .... second second assistant director
Tom Reynolds .... first assistant director
Lee Whittaker .... second unit director
Art Department
Charles Eck .... art department
Patrick Eck .... art department
Katie Esposito .... property master
Cindy Gauhan .... props
Tim Neighbors .... art department
Joni Smith .... set dresser
Gina Zycher .... props
Sound Department
Tyler Claridge .... sound effects editor
Lisa Hannan .... sound effects editor
Kamal John Iskander .... sound mixer (as John Iskander)
Randy Lawson .... additional sound mixer
Joshua Minyard .... sound recording engineer
Rod O'Brien .... sound editor
Mick Ryall .... boom operator
Geordy Sincavage .... foley mixer
Special Effects by
Lee Cole .... special effects technician
Roger Matsuo .... special effects supervisor
Steve Newquist .... pyrotechnician
Visual Effects by
Geoffrey Mark .... visual effects supervisor
Keith Adams .... stunt driver: 427 Shelby Cobra
Kacie Borrowman .... stunt double: Katya Abelski
Jeremy Fry .... stunt driver
Gary Guercio .... stunt double: Rob Schneider
Dan Lemieux .... stunt coordinator (re-shoots)
Jalil Jay Lynch .... stunt double: Michael Clark Dunkin
Charlie Parrish .... safety rigger (as H. Charles Parrish)
Heidi Pascoe .... stunt double
Marc Schaffer .... stunt driver
Michele Waitman .... stunt double
Lee Whittaker .... stunt coordinator
Lee Whittaker .... stunt double: Kip
Stuart F. Wilson .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Krystof Andres .... grip
Sharla Cipicchio .... electrician
Bernard Cistrunk .... grip
Jon Epstein .... electrician
Jerry Gregoricka .... lighting technician
Joshua Lee Huber .... electrician
Amos James .... key grip
Scott MacDonald .... first assistant camera
Justin Maresch .... best boy electric
Tim Neighbors .... second assistant camera
William Russell .... gaffer
Kevin Sambells .... electrician
Darryl St. Juste .... best boy grip
Dan Wade .... chief lighting technician
Nicholas Whalen .... electrician
Casting Department
Heidi Snoe .... casting associate
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Shantell Guy-Bailey .... set costumer (as Shantell Guy-Rowland)
Lizette Kilmer .... costumer (as Lizette Jaimes)
Editorial Department
Steven Ivey .... post-production coordinator
Mary Kay Miller .... co-colorist
Music Department
Justin Kozonis .... music editor
Matthew Robert .... composer: original music
Marcelo Troilo .... music director
Transportation Department
Michael Locke .... transportation coordinator
Richard Maginnis .... driver
Randy Mangum .... transportation captain
Hugo Ocana .... driver
Other crew
Krista Bean .... script supervisor
Angelo Dalmacio .... production assistant
Patty De Anda .... craft service
Torrence Hall .... armorer
Mike Mannino .... production assistant
Jackie Mazawey .... assistant production coordinator
Elizabeth Perikli .... production coordinator
Irwin M. Rappaport .... production attorney
Lisa Sanow .... script supervisor
Heidi Snoe .... assistant to producer
Stephany Stamatis .... production assistant
Mike Tristano .... armorer
Victoria Wong .... office production assistant

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Rated R for strong sexual content, violence, language and some drug use
Greece:94 min | Argentina:96 min

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Factual errors: In his opening voice-over, the character Johnny Grand (Ron Livingston) attributes the quote "Oh, what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive," to William Shakespeare. Sir Walter Scott actually wrote that in Marmion in 1808, about 192 years after Shakespeare died. This probably is the quote most often erroneously attributed to Shakespeare.See more »
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If you don't think about it too much, it's not bad..., 16 November 2012
Author: Gigi White from United States

I don't know what right-wing conservative is posting all these reviews but this movie is far tamer than some of the reviews would have you believe.

Yes, there is violence; mostly in the form of people shooting each other. But even these scenes aren't terribly graphic and often alluded to. One scene, a person fires a gun - the next scene, another person is dead with a small red splatter so we all know where they've been shot. Done.

There is very little actual sex in the movie. Again, it is mostly alluded to and it's consensual sex (or sexual contact) between adults. Although one of the threads of the movie involves one character attempting to sell a 17 year old girl to a child pornographer, there is no child nudity or sex scenes involving children and no scenes of violence against children.

Another thread involves a Cuban woman who seeks revenge against the men to gang raped her as a child and left her for dead in a dumpster. She does not go into the event in any graphic detail and the flash back scene is very brief and involves the camera pointing up to two fully dressed men looking down (presumably at the Cuban woman as a then child). This is as disturbing as the movie gets.

Ron Schneider is his usual likable, downtrodden, long-suffering self and really adds the comic balance this movie needs. Jennifer Esposito is not entirely convincing as the revenge seeking Cuban, Carlos. Michael Clarke Duncan is the loyal but mistreated boyfriend of Carlos and does a passable job. Ron Livingston is, as always, Mr. Everyman, a flawed but (aw shucks) pretty nice guy when ya get to know him. Missi Pyle (Gigi the hooker) and Shannon Mathers (17 year old girl) lack subtlety in their performances. The two blonde women are typical of the boring sort of wives you find on TV sitcoms - pretty but not really why you tune in.

The movie is sort of everywhere and no where and you don't really get to know what makes anyone tick. Many of the plot twists are pretty predictable and some things seem to be added for shock value and don't really add to the story. Homosexuality seems to be a go to for the writers to try and keep the audience engaged. The scene with Ron Livingston in a gay bar seems to go on for a while and have no real point. Some of the writing is tired and clichéd i.e. "Money talks and bullshit walks." said with far more drama than a line like that warrants. The speech made at the end of the movie by the father standing under the US flag was silly and contrived.

Ultimately, this is decent way to kill 90 minutes and you'll grow to like most of the characters and forget them shortly after the movie is over.

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