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Played -- A gritty look at London's criminal underground starring Val Kilmer, Gabriel Byrne and Vinnie Jones.
Played -- An examination of the malevolent London underworld with it's despicable criminal underground. Ray (Mick Rossi) just finished an eight year prison sentence after getting set up. Now he is back on the streets to settle the score.


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Directed by
Sean Stanek 
Writing credits
Mick Rossi (written by) &
Sean Stanek (written by)

Produced by
Lenny Bitondo .... associate producer
David Brin .... associate producer
John Daly .... executive producer
Nigel Mead .... co-producer
Mick Rossi .... producer
Nick Simunek .... producer
Simon Tobias .... line producer
Caspar von Winterfeldt .... producer
Original Music by
Danny Saber 
Cinematography by
Michael Pavlisan 
Sean Stanek 
Film Editing by
Matthew Booth 
Jonathan Brayley (co-editor)
Tom McGah 
Benjamin Pollack 
Costume Design by
Jane Clarkson 
Makeup Department
Sharon Holloway .... special makeup effects artist
Meinir Jones-Lewis .... hair stylist: Ms. Whalley
Meinir Jones-Lewis .... makeup artist: Ms. Whalley
Amanda Shuttleworth .... hair designer: USA
Carol-Anne Turner .... hair stylist
Carol-Anne Turner .... makeup effects
Production Management
Jennifer Daly .... production supervisor
Daniel Voltz .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Michel Dierickx .... assistant director: additional photography
Stephen Masters .... assistant director
Ronan O'Leary .... director: additional scenes
Billy Payne .... assistant director
Sound Department
M.V.P. Clancy .... sound effects editor
Miriam Cole .... adr assistant
Adam Doran .... sound recordist
Casey A. Fife .... sound effects editor
Vince Forcier .... sound recordist: USA
Alex Goodwill .... boom operator
James Harbour .... sound mixer
Tim Howells .... boom operator
Andrew Ing .... dialogue editor
Andrew Ing .... sound designer
Sam C. Lewis .... adr recordist
Michael J. McDonald .... sound mixer (as Michael McDonald)
Michael J. McDonald .... supervising sound editor (as Michael McDonald)
Bruce Murphy .... dialogue editor
Giancarlo Petroni .... dubbing mixer
John Sanacore .... sound recordist
Christiano Sossi .... sound recordist
Alex Ullrich .... foley artist
Brad Whitcanack .... sound effects editor
Special Effects by
Stephen Fry .... pyrotechnician
Sharon Holloway .... special effects makeup
Steve Truglia .... stunt coordinator
Steve Truglia .... stunt double
Camera and Electrical Department
Leah Anova .... cinematographer: second unit, USA
Jess Carfield .... epk camera operator
Pipo Chiu .... still photographer
Michel Dierickx .... additional photographer
Julian Eborn .... assistant camera
Lizzie Kelly .... video operator
Dan Lowe .... gaffer
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jane Clarkson .... wardrobe mistress
Editorial Department
Tim Carras .... digital intermediate supervisor: Tunnel Post
Paul Forte .... editor: electronic press kit
Andrew Huebscher .... colorist
Kyle Dean Jackson .... digital intermediate producer: Tunnel Post
Alan Pao .... digital intermediate producer: Tunnel Post
Curtis Pierce .... second assistant editor
Eric Potter .... first assistant editor
Renaldo Romero .... second assistant editor
Andrea Trillo .... assistant editor
Music Department
Joseph Bonn .... music editor
Other crew
Kenneth Armstrong .... digital assembly: Tunnel Post
Blayze Collins-Perucchetti .... sales executive
Ian Cone .... stage manager
Teague Cowley .... render support: Tunnel Post
Mike Daly .... production assistant
Hector Espinosa .... production assistant: USA
Ryan Langerud .... additional crew
Gemma Masters .... production coordinator: UK
Patrick Nagle .... production coordinator: USA
Bill Twiston-Davies .... location manager
Nancy Bishop .... special thanks
Ian Carrington .... special thanks
Sid Karne .... sincere thanks
Sleep McGhee .... special thanks (as Godfrey Renderfast)
Alex Simon .... special thanks
Andreas Welo .... thanks

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Also Known As:
"Gangstar" - Japan (English title)
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Rated R for pervasive language, violence, some nudity and drug use
Argentina:87 min
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Did You Know?

This movie was an experimental production and with a modest budget of only $338,000 was not intended as a commercial theatrical vehicle despite it being released on the theatrical film festival circuit.See more »
Revealing mistakes: When Ray goes to meet Riley at a hotel or condo to pick up the CCTV tape Charlie has been brought to LA for, the room door has no knob: only a UK-style door pull, so this scene was probably shot in the UK.See more »
Dillon:Ray, you are not gonna taco.See more »
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References "Batman" (1966)See more »


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1 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Played To The Hilt?, 12 May 2010
Author: Comeuppance Reviews from United States Minor Outlying Islands

"Played" was a decent crime thriller despite it's budget shortcomings.

The plot: Ray (Rossi) is a small-time thief who is framed for a crime he didn't commit. When he gets out of jail, he falls back into the same life.

The budget for this movie was $338,000, so I understand why it was shot on video instead of film. I was worried about that because the usual Lionsgate (shot on video) output is usually terrible ("Green River killer", "Heebie Jeebies"). It actually looks good in most scenes.

Mick Rossi does a fine job as Ray. But the big name stars are only in this for maybe five minutes each. Kilmer does his usual professional work. His dialogue was improvised and it shows. ("You're not gonna Taco, Ray.") Jones plays a good bad guy. Byrne appears stiff and looks like he wants to be anywhere else. I also noticed that almost all the actors are on the phone. It's pretty cheap just to shoot actors talking on a phone.

Overall, "Played" was a satisfactory crime flick, that's a good second or third choice at the video store.

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