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Scoop -- Scarlett Johansson and Hugh Jackman star in this hilariously twisted tale of murder and mystery! When an inquisitive college journalist (Johansson) stumbles upon new clues to a string of murders, her investigation leads directly to a handsome businessman (Jackman), who draws her in with his mysterious charm.
Scoop -- An American journalism student in London scoops a big story, and begins an affair with an aristocrat as the incident unfurls.


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Writer (WGA):
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28 July 2006 (USA) See more »
The perfect man. The perfect story. The perfect murder.
An American journalism student in London scoops a big story, and begins an affair with an aristocrat as the incident unfurls. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)
Jim Dunk ... Funeral Speaker

Robert Bathurst ... Strombel's Co-Workers

Geoff Bell ... Strombel's Co-Workers

Christopher Fulford ... Strombel's Co-Workers

Nigel Lindsay ... Strombel's Co-Workers

Ian McShane ... Joe Strombel

Fenella Woolgar ... Jane Cook
Pete Mastin ... Death (as Peter Mastin)
Doreen Mantle ... Joe's Co-Passengers

David Schneider ... Joe's Co-Passengers

Meera Syal ... Joe's Co-Passengers

Kevin McNally ... Mike Tinsley (as Kevin R. McNally)

Robyn Kerr ... Tinsley's Fans
Richard Stirling ... Tinsley's Fans

Scarlett Johansson ... Sondra Pransky

Romola Garai ... Vivian
Carolyn Backhouse ... Vivian's Mother
Tao Guo ... Jar Spinner (as Guo Toa)
Sam Friend ... Vivian's Brother

Mark Heap ... M.C.

Woody Allen ... Sid Waterman

Suzy Kewer ... Splendini's Assistant
Jody Halse ... Stagehand

Matt Day ... Jerry Burke

Elizabeth Berrington ... Antique Shop Couple
Rupert Frazer ... Antique Shop Couple
Christopher Godwin ... Desk Clerk

Hugh Jackman ... Peter Lyman

Julian Glover ... Lord Lyman
Paula Wilcox ... Garden Party Guests

John Standing ... Garden Party Guests

Sanjeev Bhaskar ... Poker Players (as Sanjeev Bhasker)

John Light ... Poker Players
Tina Rath ... Wendy Beamish

Caroline Blakiston ... Mr. & Mrs. Quincy

Richard Johnson ... Mr. & Mrs. Quincy
William Hoyland ... Butler
Moya Brady ... Screamer
Rosie Cavaliero ... Pedestrians

Anthony O'Donnell ... Pedestrians

Charles Dance ... Mr. Malcolm
Lynda Baron ... Tenants

Phil Cornwell ... Tenants

Victoria Hamilton ... Jan
Meg Wynn Owen ... Housekeeper

Alexander Armstrong ... Cop

Anthony Head ... Detective
Julia Deakin ... Sid's Co-Passengers

Margaret Tyzack ... Sid's Co-Passengers
Jeffry Wickham ... Sid's Co-Passengers
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Alex Argenti ... Resident Meeting Ghost (uncredited)

Toby Jones ... Joe's Co-Passenger (uncredited)

Directed by
Woody Allen 
Writing credits
Woody Allen (written by)

Produced by
Letty Aronson .... producer
Nicky Kentish Barnes .... co-producer
Charles H. Joffe .... co-executive producer
Duncan Reid .... executive producer: Ingenious Film Partners
Helen Robin .... co-producer
Jack Rollins .... co-executive producer
Stephen Tenenbaum .... executive producer
David M. Thompson .... executive producer: BBC Films
Peter Touche .... executive producer: Ingenious Film Partners
Gareth Wiley .... producer
Cinematography by
Remi Adefarasin 
Film Editing by
Alisa Lepselter 
Casting by
Patricia Kerrigan DiCerto 
Gail Stevens 
Juliet Taylor 
Production Design by
Maria Djurkovic 
Art Direction by
Nick Palmer 
Set Decoration by
Philippa Hart 
Costume Design by
Jill Taylor 
Makeup Department
Polly Earnshaw .... makeup artist
Charlotte Hayward .... makeup trainee
Sallie Jaye .... hair designer
Sallie Jaye .... makeup designer
Chris Lyons .... special effects teeth
Tracy Smith .... hairdresser (as Tracey Smith)
Lisa Tomblin .... hairdresser
Production Management
Finlay Bradbury .... unit manager (as Finlay Pile)
Tori Parry .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Tamana Bleasdale .... second assistant director
Dan Channing Williams .... crowd assistant director
Chris Croucher .... crowd assistant director
Michael Elliott .... first assistant director (as Mike Elliott)
Samar Pollitt .... third assistant director
Art Department
Louise Begbie .... art department assistant
Mat Bergel .... stand-by props
David Broadfoot .... rigger
Hannah Capron .... graphic artist: newspapers
David Creed .... construction manager
Chris Cull .... property master
Gill Farr .... production buyer
Simon Riley .... stand-by props
Sarah Stuart .... stand-by art director
Ian Taylor .... set carpenter
Stephen Thomson .... dressing propman
Martin Tronquart .... assistant property master
Billy Wilson .... dressing prophand
Bradley Woodbridge .... stand-by painter
Sound Department
Coll Anderson .... foley editor
Esther Asiedu-Ofei .... sound trainee
Carlos M. Cano .... apprentice sound editor
Ryan Collison .... foley engineer
Lee Dichter .... sound re-recording mixer
Peter Glossop .... sound mixer
Robert Hein .... supervising sound editor
Stephane Malenfant .... sound assistant
Sylvia Menno .... dialogue editor
Shaun Mills .... boom operator
Eytan Mirsky .... assistant sound editor
Glenfield Payne .... sound effects editor
Jay Peck .... foley artist
David Wahnon .... foley editor
David Wahnon .... sound editor
Special Effects by
Neil Toddy Todd .... special effects technician
Visual Effects by
Paul Alexiou .... visual effects film editorial: MPC
Matthew Bristowe .... digital lab producer: MPC
Michelle Corney .... visual effects producer
Adam Gascoyne .... digital compositor: MPC
Tim Hey .... digital compositor: MPC
Martin Hobbs .... executive producer: MPC
Gemma James .... visual effects coordinator
Tom Kimberley .... digital compositor: MPC
Begoña Lopez .... digital lab producer: MPC
Jennifer Loughnan .... visual effects coordinator (as Jen Loughnan)
Karen McCarthy .... drs operator: Modern Videofilm
Alasdair McNeill .... roto/prep supervisor: MPC
Andy Middleton .... texture artist: MPC
Victoria Mowlam .... visual effects coordinator: MPC
Adrian Pinder .... 3D artist: MPC
Scott Pritchard .... digital compositor: MPC
John Roberts-Cox .... 3D artist: MPC (as John Roberts Cox)
John Roberts-Cox .... lead lighting technical director: MPC
Aled Robinson .... visual effects editor: MPC
Richard Stammers .... visual effects supervisor
Miquel Ubeda .... digtial compositor: MPC London
Sheila Wickens .... digital compositor: MPC (as Sheila Gorman)
Martyn Drake .... systems: MPC (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Ben Adefarasin .... camera trainee
John Adefarasin .... clapper loader
John Arnold .... key grip
Chris Bain .... daily focus puller
Chris Clarke .... clapper loader: dailies
Clive Coote .... still photographer
David Cozens .... focus puller
Ian Franklin .... rigging gaffer
Mark Funnell .... best boy
Chris Hammond .... electrician
Tobias Marshall .... camera trainee
Paul Molloy .... electrician
Gary Parnham .... rigging electrician
Robert Rabson .... electrician
John Saunders .... electrician
Llewellyn Thomas .... camera car
Alf Tramontin .... Steadicam operator
David Wall .... chief rigging electrician
Ben Wilson .... additional camera operator
Ben Wilson .... electrician
Jimmy Wilson .... gaffer
Casting Department
Peter Bevan .... casting assistant
William Davies .... casting associate
Julie Dunne .... additional casting
Julie Schubert .... casting assistant
David Wheal .... casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Karen Beale .... wardrobe assistant
Tracey Millar .... costume assistant
Charlotte Sewell .... assistant costume designer
Editorial Department
Lisa Clifford-Owen .... assistant editor
Kate Rose Itzkowitz .... apprentice editor
Scott Kordish .... post-production coordinator
Morgan Neville .... first assistant editor
James Nichols Jr. .... assistant editor
Tina Pacheco .... assistant editor
Lawrence Howard Williams .... post digital media operator
Phil Ashton .... color grader (uncredited)
Location Management
Bruno Cassoni .... location assistant
Lucy Foulds .... location coordinator
Michael Harm .... location manager
Aurelia Thomas .... assistant location manager
Transportation Department
Lawrence Duncan .... facilities captain
Richard Eksteen .... facilities driver
Michael Geary .... picture car coordinator
Lee Isgar .... driver: Scarlett Johansson
Gary Mavor .... facilities driver
Other crew
Sarah Allentuch .... assistant: Mr. Allen
Maya Amsellem .... International Sales (WestEnd Films )
Kim Armitage .... script supervisor
Carrie-Ann Banner .... assistant production coordinator
Menna Bevan .... floor runner: dailies
Matthew Bristowe .... title producer
Leah Chalk .... health and safety
Francesca Dowd .... production coordinator
Jake Edmonds .... health and safety advisor
Richard Etchells .... title designer (as Dickie Etchells)
Flax Glor .... publicist
Max Greenhalgh .... production runner
Michael J. Harker .... completion bond company representative
Lisa Heathcote .... food stylist
Natalie Kavanagh .... floor runner: dailies
Begoña Lopez .... title producer
Pietro Lorino Jr. .... post-production accountant
Reel Meals .... caterer
Louise O'Malley .... production accountant
Jeremy Pelzer .... studio director ealing studios
Scott Penrose .... magic consultant
Eve Schoukroun .... international sales: WestEnd Films
Dave Shaw .... diving advisor
Cassandra Sigsgaard .... clearances coordinator
Kerry Smith .... assistant accountant
David Wilcock .... cashier
Alexandra Ducocq .... executive assistant: hugh jackman (uncredited)
Tim Haslam .... worldwide sales (uncredited)
David Joy .... location runner (uncredited)

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Rated PG-13 for some sexual content
96 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

The lead character (originally an adult journalist) was tailored specifically to Johansson, whom Woody Allen observed as having an unused "funny" quality about her while working on the previous film Match Point (2005).See more »
Crew or equipment visible: There were several scenes where Scarlett Johansson's lapel mike radio frequency transmitter strapped on her waist behind her is visible.See more »
[first lines]
Funeral Speaker:Don't mourn for Joe Stromble. Joe Stromble had a full life. A newspaper man in the best tradition. A great credit to the Fourth Estate. It didn't matter if the bombs of the war zone were falling, it didn't matter how high up the political scandal went, or how many big corporations or small time racketeers leaned on him. Whatever the risk, if there was a story there, Joe went after it. And he usually got it.
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Movie Connections:
References Porky's Romance (1937)See more »
Swan Lake Ballet SuiteSee more »


How does it end?
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106 out of 152 people found the following review useful.
Worthy addition to Woody Allen's filmography, 28 July 2006
Author: A_Roode from Halifax, Nova Scotia

I was lucky enough to get a free pass to an advance screening of 'Scoop' last night. Full house at the theatre and when the movie ended there was spontaneous applause. I didn't speak to anyone who disliked 'Scoop' although two teenagers sitting next to me sighed and fidgeted uncomfortably for most of the film. They were the exception though because everyone else including myself really enjoyed themselves.

'Scoop' is a quickly paced murder mystery. A young female journalism student is unwittingly maneuvered by forces beyond her control into trying to catch a serial killer on the loose. Plenty of hijinks ensue as she partners up with a traveling illusionist and falls in love with a frisky and charming young nobleman.

'Scoop' isn't a bad addition to the Woody Allen filmography. It isn't his best work but it is a very enjoyable and light hearted romp. I'd say it fits quite comfortably into being an average Woody Allen film, right in the middle of the pack. If you're a Woody Allen fan you'll probably enjoy yourself. If you're indifferent to his work then 'Scoop' might be enough to get you interested in seeing more. I don't think that anyone who dislikes his style of film-making and acting are going to change their mind. Woody plays the same kind of neurotic character we've grown so accustomed to although it borders dangerously close to forced and over the top in this film. While potentially aggravating for some who might find themselves wishing he'd hurry up and just spit out the words, Woody Allen fans know what to expect.

Very good performances all around in my opinion although I found myself missing Ian McShane who is excellent and not on camera nearly enough. Hugh Jackman is great as the charming nobleman and I think Woody Allen has found a new regular star to work with in Scarlett Johansson. I think that with 'Match Point' this is their second pairing and she's just magic with the material that Woody gives her. Could be the beginning of a beautiful relationship! I'm glad I saw the movie and definitely recommend it. More sophisticated comedy than movies like 'Scary Movie 4' so if your brand of comedy is the latter rather than the former, 'Scoop' probably isn't for you. If, on the other hand, you like a touch of class, sophistication and fun, 'Scoop' is for you. Probably not the Woody Allen film I'd introduce to a newcomer but all others should give it a try.

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