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Match Point -- At a turning point in his life, a former tennis pro falls for a femme-fatal type who happens to be dating his friend and soon-to-be brother-in-law.
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Writer (WGA):
Woody Allen (written by)
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Release Date:
20 January 2006 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
Passion Temptation Obsession See more »
Plot:
At a turning point in his life, a former tennis pro falls for a femme-fatal type who happens to be dating his friend and soon-to-be brother-in-law. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. Another 10 wins & 19 nominations See more »
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a terrific film See more (729 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Jonathan Rhys Meyers ... Chris Wilton

Alexander Armstrong ... Mr. Townsend

Paul Kaye ... Estate Agent

Matthew Goode ... Tom Hewett

Brian Cox ... Alec Hewett

Penelope Wilton ... Eleanor Hewett

Emily Mortimer ... Chloe Hewett Wilton
Janis Kelly ... 'La Traviata' Performer
Alan Oke ... 'La Traviata' Performer

Mark Gatiss ... Ping-Pong Player

Scarlett Johansson ... Nola Rice
Philip Mansfield ... Waiter
Simon Kunz ... Rod Carver
Geoffrey Streatfield ... Alan Sinclair (as Geoffrey Streatfeild)
Mary Hegarty ... 'Rigoletto' Performer

John Fortune ... John the Chauffeur

Rupert Penry-Jones ... Henry
Patricia Whymark ... Telephone Operator
Anthony O'Donnell ... Custodian

Miranda Raison ... Heather

Rose Keegan ... Carol

Zoe Telford ... Samantha

Margaret Tyzack ... Mrs. Eastby

Scott Handy ... Hewetts' Friend
Emily Gilchrist ... Hewetts' Friend
Selina Cadell ... Margaret

Georgina Chapman ... Nola Co-Worker

Colin Salmon ... Ian

Toby Kebbell ... Policeman

Steve Pemberton ... Detective Parry

Ewen Bremner ... Inspector Dowd

James Nesbitt ... Detective Banner
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Alex Argenti ... Tourist (uncredited)
Morne Botes ... Party Guest (uncredited)

Michelle Lima ... Spanish Tennis Player (uncredited)

Dawn Murphy ... Cloakroom Girl (uncredited)
Leonard Silver ... Bridge Player (uncredited)
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Directed by
Woody Allen 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Woody Allen (written by)

Produced by
Letty Aronson .... producer
Nicky Kentish Barnes .... co-producer
Lucy Darwin .... producer
Charles H. Joffe .... co-executive producer
Helen Robin .... co-producer
Jack Rollins .... co-executive producer
Stephen Tenenbaum .... executive producer
Gareth Wiley .... producer
 
Cinematography by
Remi Adefarasin (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Alisa Lepselter 
 
Casting by
Patricia Kerrigan DiCerto 
Gail Stevens 
Juliet Taylor 
 
Production Design by
Jim Clay 
 
Art Direction by
Diane Dancklefsen 
Jan Spoczynski 
 
Set Decoration by
Caroline Smith 
 
Costume Design by
Jill Taylor 
 
Makeup Department
Carmel Jackson .... makeup artist
Sallie Jaye .... hair designer
Sallie Jaye .... makeup designer
Sharon Martin .... makeup artist
Paul Mooney .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Tori Parry .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Cara Cheeseman .... additional third assistant director
Tom Glaisyer .... third assistant director
Richard Goodwin .... second assistant director
Christopher Newman .... first assistant director (as Chris Newman)
 
Art Department
Eddie Baker .... dressing props
Nicola Barnes .... assistant set dresser
Les Benson .... props storeman
Steve Bohan .... construction manager
Stephen Conway .... stand-by props
Gill Ducker .... props buyer
Sarah Forbes .... art department assistant
Oliver Goodier .... assistant art director
Saskia Green .... art depertment assistant
Robert Hooker .... stand-by rigger
Glenn Lewis .... stand-by stagehand
David Lowery .... supervising carpenter (as Dave Lowery)
Steve Macdonald .... chargehand stand-by props (as Stephen McDonald)
Philip McDonald .... property master
John McGee .... supervising carpenter
Eamon McLoughlin .... supervising carpenter
Neil Murrum .... chargehand dressing prop
Roy O'Connor .... dressing props
Nick Pearce .... stand-by painter
Anthony Szuch .... drapes master
David Williamson .... stand-by carpenter (as Dave Williamson)
 
Sound Department
Coll Anderson .... sound effects editor
Nancy Cabrera .... foley artist
Ryan Collison .... foley recording engineer
Lee Dichter .... re-recording mixer
Peter Glossop .... sound mixer
Robert Hein .... supervising sound editor
Thomas Kodros .... stereo sound consultant: Dolby Stereo
Stephane Malenfant .... sound assistant
Matthew McDonnell .... sound trainee: FT2
Sylvia Menno .... dialogue editor
Shaun Mills .... boom operator
David Wahnon .... sound editor
Akil Wilson .... assistant sound editor
 
Special Effects by
Jonathan Bullock .... special effects technician
Dean Ford .... special effects technician
 
Visual Effects by
Paul Alexiou .... visual effects film editorial: MPC
Matthew Bristowe .... producer: The Moving Picture Company
Richard Comline .... visual effects artist: The Moving Picture Company
Martin Cook .... visual effects artist: The Moving Picture Company
Mark Curtis .... visual effects artist: The Moving Picture Company
Dan Duran .... digital artist (as Daniel Walton)
Michael Elson .... head of production: MPC
Richard Etchells .... title designer: The Moving Picture Company (as Dickie Etchells)
Martin Hobbs .... visual effects supervisor: The Moving Picture Company
Rudi Holzapfel .... visual effects artist: The Moving Picture Company
Begoña Lopez .... producer: The Moving Picture Company
Begoña López .... producer: The Moving Picture Company (as Begoña Lopez)
Michelle Martin .... production assistant: The Moving Picture Company
Andrew Morley .... visual effects artist: The Moving Picture Company
Stuart Nelhams .... visual effects film editorial: MPC
Patric Roos .... visual effects artist: The Moving Picture Company (as Patrick Roos)
Martyn Drake .... systems: MPC (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
John Adefarasin .... clapper loader (as Johnny Adefarasin)
Remi Adefarasin .... camera operator
John Arnold .... grip
Ray Bateman .... generator operator
Tony Burns .... electrician (as Tony Burnes)
Clive Coote .... still photographer
David Cozens .... focus puller (as Dave Cozens)
Ian Franklin .... rigging gaffer
Mark Funnell .... best boy electric
Dennis Holliday .... electrician
David Lee .... camera trainee
Gary Parnham .... rigging electrician
Robert Rabson .... electrician (as Rob Rabson)
Brian Sullivan .... rigging electrician
Roger Tooley .... Steadicam operator
David Wall .... rigging electrician (as David 'Jim' Wall)
Ben Wilson .... electrician
Jimmy Wilson .... gaffer
 
Casting Department
William Davies .... casting assistant
Claire Saunders .... casting associate
Julie Schubert .... casting assistant
David Wheal .... casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Martin Chitty .... wardrobe master
Nadia Dunn-Hill .... assistant costume buyer
Charlotte Finlay .... costume supervisor
Ella Hastings .... wardrobe assistant
Charlotte Sewell .... assistant costume designer
David Wootton .... wardrobe assistant
Katie Hill .... daily costume assistant (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Ravi Desai .... trainee assistant editor: FT2
Steve Farman .... negative cutter
Mo Henry .... negative cutter
Kate Rose Itzkowitz .... apprentice editor
Scott Kordish .... post-production coordinator
Steve Mercer .... assistant editor: dailies
Morgan Neville .... first assistant editor (as Morgan A. Neville)
Katy Skjerping .... assistant editor (as Katy Fisher)
James Nichols Jr. .... assistant editor (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Waseem Barlas .... unit driver
Guy Bostock .... action vehicle coordinator
John Burden .... driver: minibus
Ian Clarke .... vehicle technician
Steve Mitchard .... unit driver
Mike Moran .... driver: minibus
Ron Narduzzo .... unit driver
Robert Rabson .... supply truck (as Rob Rabson)
Simon Saunders .... unit driver
Darren Thackeray .... driver
Darren Thackeray .... unit driver
Llewellyn Thomas .... camera car driver
Sean Thornton .... picture vehicle technician
 
Other crew
Sarah Allentuch .... assistant: Mr. Allen
Kim Armitage .... script supervisor
Philip Ball .... stand-in
Carrie-Ann Banner .... assistant production coordinator
Isabel Begg .... head of business and legal affairs: BBC Films
Sarah Best .... production and finance controller: BBC Films
Peter Bevan .... production assistant
Michelle Binieda .... cashier
Colin Bishop .... projectionist: Mr. Youngs Preview Theatre
Mauro Blanco .... dubbing artist
Jake Bogert .... clearances coordinator
Finlay Bradbury .... location assistant (as Finlay Pile)
Leah Chalk .... health and safety
Antonia de Barton-Watson .... publicity assistant (as Antonia De Barton-Watson)
Jimmy de Brabant .... production executive: Thema Production SA
Michael Dounaev .... production executive: Thema Production SA
Francesca Dowd .... production coordinator
Jake Edmonds .... health and safety advisor
Lucy Foulds .... location coordinator
Max Greenhalgh .... floor runner: dailies
Michael Harm .... location manager
Tim Haslam .... worldwide sales
Nikki Inwood .... stand-in
Joseph Jayawardena .... assistant location manager
Carrie Johnson .... unit nurse
Martin Joy .... unit location manager
Pietro Lorino Jr. .... post-production accountant
Steve Morphew .... stand-in
Kami Naghdi .... legal services
Derry Neilan .... projectionist: Mr. Youngs Preview Theatre
Louise O'Malley .... production accountant
Jeremy Pelzer .... studio director ealing studios
Sue Quinn .... location manager
Lee Robertson .... assistant location manager
Maximillian Roeg .... runner (as Max Roeg)
Kerry Smith .... assistant production accountant
Aurelia Thomas .... assistant location manager
David M. Thompson .... head: BBC Films
Molly Tudhope .... location assistant
Catherine Tyler .... floor runner
Michael Wood .... production executive: BBC Films
Michael J. Harker .... completion bond representative (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Rosine Handelman .... acknowledgment and thanks
 

Production CompaniesDistributorsSpecial EffectsOther Companies
  • AON/Albert G. Ruben Insurance Services  insurance (as AON/Albert G. Ruben, Inc.)
  • ARRI Lighting Rental  lighting equipment supplied by
  • ARRI Media  camera equipment provided by
  • Aigle  the producers gratefully acknowledge and wish to thank the following for their assistance
  • Alfred Dunhill Limited  the producers gratefully acknowledge and wish to thank the following for their assistance (as Alfred Dunhill)
  • Anya Hindmarch  the producers gratefully acknowledge and wish to thank the following for their assistance
  • Aspreys of Bond Street, London  the producers gratefully acknowledge and wish to thank the following for their assistance (as Asprey)
  • Axium Entertainment  payroll
  • Bank of Ireland  financing provided by
  • Barbour  the producers gratefully acknowledge and wish to thank the following for their assistance
  • Belstaff  the producers gratefully acknowledge and wish to thank the following for their assistance
  • Bottega Veneta  the producers gratefully acknowledge and wish to thank the following for their assistance
  • Bulgari  the producers gratefully acknowledge and wish to thank the following for their assistance
  • Cartier  the producers gratefully acknowledge and wish to thank the following for their assistance
  • Casting Collective  extras casting (as The Casting Collective Ltd)
  • Catherine Walker  the producers gratefully acknowledge and wish to thank the following for their assistance
  • Chanel  the producers gratefully acknowledge and wish to thank the following for their assistance
  • Church's Shoes  the producers gratefully acknowledge and wish to thank the following for their assistance
  • Compuhire  computer playback
  • Crombie  the producers gratefully acknowledge and wish to thank the following for their assistance
  • Damask  the producers gratefully acknowledge and wish to thank the following for their assistance
  • Dart Group, The  publicity
  • Darwin and Associates  publicity
  • Diamond Trading Company  the producers gratefully acknowledge and wish to thank the following for their assistance
  • Dunlop Slazenger  the producers gratefully acknowledge and wish to thank the following for their assistance
  • Emporio Armani  the producers gratefully acknowledge and wish to thank the following for their assistance (as Armani)
  • Flowers East, London  the producers gratefully acknowledge and wish to thank the following for their assistance (as Flowers East)
  • Fred Perry  the producers gratefully acknowledge and wish to thank the following for their assistance
  • Gina  the producers gratefully acknowledge and wish to thank the following for their assistance
  • Giorgio  the producers gratefully acknowledge and wish to thank the following for their assistance
  • Harbottle & Lewis  legal services
  • International Film Guarantors  completion guaranty
  • Invicta Capital  sale and leaseback finance by (as Invicta Capital Limited)
  • Jaeger  the producers gratefully acknowledge and wish to thank the following for their assistance
  • Jimmy Choo  the producers gratefully acknowledge and wish to thank the following for their assistance
  • Joseph  the producers gratefully acknowledge and wish to thank the following for their assistance
  • Kettler  the producers gratefully acknowledge and wish to thank the following for their assistance
  • Kodak  motion picture film supplied by
  • LaCoste  the producers gratefully acknowledge and wish to thank the following for their assistance (as Lacoste)
  • Lays International  facilities and trucks (as Lays International)
  • Le Chameau  the producers gratefully acknowledge and wish to thank the following for their assistance
  • Loeb & Loeb  legal services (as Irwin J. Tenenbaum, Loeb & Loeb)
  • Louis Vuitton Italia  the producers gratefully acknowledge and wish to thank the following for their assistance (as Louis Vuitton)
  • Malo  the producers gratefully acknowledge and wish to thank the following for their assistance
  • Media Safety  health & safety
  • Michael Rose Jewellers  the producers gratefully acknowledge and wish to thank the following for their assistance
  • Milan Records  soundtrack released by
  • Moving Picture Company (MPC)  titles
  • Mulberry  the producers gratefully acknowledge and wish to thank the following for their assistance
  • Orbit Digital  avid equipment
  • Pavilion Records  the producers gratefully acknowledge and wish to thank the following for their assistance
  • Pick-Ups  facilities & trucks (as Pick-Ups Film & TV Transport)
  • Pringle of Scotland  the producers gratefully acknowledge and wish to thank the following for their assistance (as Pringle)
  • Professional Negative Cutting  negative matching (as Professional Negative Cutting Ltd)
  • Really Useful Group, The  the producers gratefully acknowledge and wish to thank the following for their assistance (as The Really Useful Group Limited)
  • Richards Butler International Law Firms  legal services (as Richards Butler International Law Firm)
  • Sapex Scripts  post-production script services
  • Sassi Halford  the producers gratefully acknowledge and wish to thank the following for their assistance
  • Sound One Corporation  re-recording mixer (as Sound One Corp.)
  • Tanner Krolle  the producers gratefully acknowledge and wish to thank the following for their assistance
  • Tenon Group  accountants
  • Valentino  the producers gratefully acknowledge and wish to thank the following for their assistance
  • West London Shooting Club  the producers gratefully acknowledge and wish to thank the following for their assistance
  • Wickedwavs.com  the producers gratefully acknowledge and wish to thank the following for their assistance
  • Wood Hall Catering  catering
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MPAA:
Rated R for some sexuality
Runtime:
124 min | Turkey:115 min (TV version) | Finland:126 min (theatrical version)
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Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
The painting of a girl with a red balloon on the wall that Chris walks along was done by Banksy, a graffiti artist from Bristol.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Chris tells his friend about the affair, his right arm is up, then down, then up again between shots.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Christopher "Chris" Wilton:The man who said "I'd rather be lucky than good" saw deeply into life. People are afraid to face how great a part of life is dependent on luck. It's scary to think so much is out of one's control. There are moments in a match when the ball hits the top of the net, and for a split second, it can either go forward or fall back. With a little luck, it goes forward, and you win. Or maybe it doesn't, and you lose.
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Soundtrack:
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278 out of 392 people found the following review useful.
a terrific film, 3 January 2006
Author: trevormerrill from Los Angeles, CA

Match Point is a cool, classically elegant and concise film that addresses all of the big questions--love, morality, death, fate, chance--without ever seeming heavy or self-conscious. I've never seen a Woody Allen film to match it. As a matter of fact, I can't remember another film of late that I thought was quite this good. From the opening shot, the film draws you in and doesn't let up, moving from shot to shot with a fine sense of rhythm and a narrative drive that builds the viewer's curiosity through a series of unexpected switchbacks. Rhys-Meyers is superb as an ex- professional tennis player from a poor Irish background who has turned social climber. Too proud to accept a favor from his upper class friends without immediately offering to pay it back, he affects an interest in opera and Strindberg. The viewer at once sympathizes with him and winces as he strains to seem refined and self-assured. Allen has put together a superb cast of young actors who bring his near flawless script to life so convincingly that one almost immediately suspends disbelief and becomes absorbed in the story. The shots of London are luxuriant and spacious, never self-indulgent. Few films, novels, or plays manage to form such rich dramatic material out of characters' inner obstacles. A classic piece of drama that reaches toward the likes of Shakespeare and Dostoevksy, every facet--from structure to dialog to editing to sound--is brought off with panache. This is not only Allen at his best but an example of what the cinematic medium is capable of when properly exploited.

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