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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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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 » | Add synopsis »
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Jim Dunk ... Funeral Speaker

Robert Bathurst ... Strombel's Co-Worker

Geoff Bell ... Strombel's Co-Worker

Christopher Fulford ... Strombel's Co-Worker

Nigel Lindsay ... Strombel's Co-Worker

Ian McShane ... Joe Strombel

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

David Schneider ... Joe's Co-Passenger

Meera Syal ... Joe's Co-Passenger

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

Robyn Kerr ... Tinsley's Fan #1
Richard Stirling ... Tinsley's Fan

Scarlett Johansson ... Sondra Pransky

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

Mark Heap ... MC

Woody Allen ... Sid Waterman

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

Matt Day ... Jerry Burke

Elizabeth Berrington ... Antique Shop Woman
Rupert Frazer ... Antique Shop Man
Christopher Godwin ... Desk Clerk

Hugh Jackman ... Peter Lyman

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

John Standing ... Garden Party Guest

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

John Light ... Poker Player
Tina Rath ... Wendy Beamish
Caroline Blakiston ... Mrs. Quincy

Richard Johnson ... Mr. Quincy
William Hoyland ... Butler
Moya Brady ... Screamer
Rosie Cavaliero ... Pedestrian
Anthony O'Donnell ... Pedestrian

Charles Dance ... Mr. Malcolm
Lynda Baron ... Tenant
Phil Cornwell ... Tenant

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

Alexander Armstrong ... Cop

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

Margaret Tyzack ... Sid's Co-Passenger
Jeffry Wickham ... Sid's Co-Passenger
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Alex Argenti ... Resident Meeting Ghost (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
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
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)
Transportation Department
Lawrence Duncan .... facilities captain
Richard Eksteen .... facilities driver
Lee Isgar .... driver: Scarlett Johansson
Gary Mavor .... facilities driver
Other crew
Sarah Allentuch .... assistant: Mr. Allen
Kim Armitage .... script supervisor
Carrie-Ann Banner .... assistant production coordinator
Menna Bevan .... floor runner: dailies
Matthew Bristowe .... title producer
Bruno Cassoni .... location assistant
Leah Chalk .... health and safety
Francesca Dowd .... production coordinator
Jake Edmonds .... health and safety advisor
Richard Etchells .... title designer (as Dickie Etchells)
Lucy Foulds .... location coordinator
Flax Glor .... publicist
Max Greenhalgh .... production runner
Michael J. Harker .... completion bond company representative
Michael Harm .... location manager
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
Dave Shaw .... diving advisor
Cassandra Sigsgaard .... clearances coordinator
Kerry Smith .... assistant accountant
Aurelia Thomas .... assistant location manager
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
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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 »
Factual errors: In the end credit soundtrack section, the composer Edvard Grieg is misspelled as "Edvard Greig".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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71 out of 102 people found the following review useful.
With All Due Respect, 30 July 2006
Author: David Ferguson ( from Dallas, Texas

Greetings again from the darkness. Remember all the "What happened to Woody Allen?" jokes? Even Mr. Allen poked fun at the fans who wanted him to continue making his same "funny" films. As with any great artist, Mr. Allen's craft evolved over the years and he lost some fans, while picking up others. Last year's masterpiece "Matchpoint" showed he is still every bit as relevant and poignant as he was in the days of "Annie Hall" and "Manhattan". What is most striking to us 40 plus year fans is that Mr. New York himself seems to have a bit of a crush on the mother country. Apparently he actually likes England!! While filming "Matchpoint", Mr. Allen became enamored with Scarlett Johansson and her real life spirit and sense of humor. This attraction motivated him to write his best comedy in years. Scarlett, while risking overexposure, must be given credit for not just picking films that cast her in some glamorous light. She is unafraid to look and act like a real person. In "Scoop", she flashes some real on screen comedy chops and, in many scenes, delivers the real punchline to Mr. Allen's straight man. Of course, any time Mr. Allen decides to put himself in front of the camera, he will get more than his share of one liners and social commentaries in - which is fine, because few do it better.

Very nice support work from Ian McShane and Hugh Jackman. In fact, Mr. Jackman provides a few glimpses into why many of us thought him the best choice to replace Brosnan as the new Bond. As with most of Allen's films, the star is the script, not the actors. Although Scarlett delivers superbly here and is a nice contrast to the polished Allen and Jackman, what makes this one crackle is the dialogue ... especially the banter between Allen and Scarlett. If you are not a huge Woody the actor fan, fear not. He does limit his screen time and he is quite effective, except in two or three brief scenes that almost seem out of place. Another Woodman tradition is a sparkling musical background and "Scoop" is no exception ... especially the Strauss composition.

"Scoop" is a nice cross between "Annie Hall" and the best of the Marx Brothers films or the Cary Grant comedies. Yes it is an adult comedy, but it is actually very cute ... especially for a serial killer and talking ghost comedy!!

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