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Deceit -- A man (Long) returns to his hometown after his father's death and soon enters into an affair with the wife (Chriqui) of his old best friend (Mably).


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A man (Long) returns to his hometown after his father's death and soon enters into an affair with the wife (Chriqui) of his old best friend (Mably). Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Emmanuelle Chriqui ... Emily

Matt Long ... Dave Ford

Luke Mably ... Brian

Pell James ... Claudia

Joe Pantoliano ... Anthony

Jon Abrahams ... Roger

Adrienne Barbeau ... Kathleen Darrow

Adam J. Smith ... Officer Thoms (as Adam Smith)

Ralph Garman ... Police Sargeant

Meghan Markle ... Gwen

Ryan Devlin ... Patron
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Timothy Bottoms ... Martin Ford
Cynthia Caraffa ... Hayes
Cynthia Petrello

Ashley Scott ... Sam Pruitt

Paul Grace ... Uniformed Policeman (uncredited)

Directed by
Matthew Cole Weiss 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Scott Malchus 
Matthew Cole Weiss 

Produced by
Nissa Ren Cannon .... associate producer
Ross M. Dinerstein .... producer
Jeff Fitzpatrick .... line producer (as Jeff Carlson)
Michael Horn .... producer
Matthew Lavin .... co-executive producer
David G. Mack .... executive producer
Damon Martin .... executive producer
Joe Pantoliano .... producer
Otto Michael Penzato .... associate producer
Thomas W. Petrarca .... executive producer
Cynthia Petrello .... executive producer
Scott Saldana .... producer
Bobby Schwartz .... producer
John S. Schwartz .... producer
Geoff Stults .... producer
Original Music by
Dan Silver 
Cinematography by
Ruben O'Malley 
Film Editing by
Grant Myers 
Casting by
Karen Meisels 
Production Design by
Marla Altschuler 
Set Decoration by
Matthew Trotter 
Costume Design by
Shawnelle Cherry 
Makeup Department
Leah Amorro .... assistant makeup artist
Tanya Cookingham .... key makeup artist
Claire Doyle .... assistant makeup artist
Jennifer Greenberg .... key hair stylist
Kelley Mitchell .... assistant hair stylist
Kelley Mitchell .... assistant makeup artist
Production Management
Christian Bevington .... unit production manager
Christopher Kulikowski .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Keith Jones .... second assistant director
Otto Michael Penzato .... first assistant director
Jon Recher .... second second assistant director
T.J. White .... second unit director
Art Department
Christian Ackerman .... lead man
Missy Brown .... assistant property master
Lee Ebersole .... property master
Blake Lee .... set dresser
Aimee Moraca .... set dresser (as Aimee Wilkison)
Adam C. Woods .... carpenter
Meredith Riley Worden .... on-set dresser (as Meredith Riley)
Sound Department
Michael Brown .... foley supervisor
Gary Coppola .... sound re-recording mixer
Jason Fyrberg .... foley artist
Darrell Hanzalik .... supervising sound editor
Sean Hoagland .... foley artist
Yagmur Kaplan .... sound designer
Yagmur Kaplan .... supervising sound editor
Tim D. Lloyd .... boom operator
Zsolt Magyar .... sound mixer
Phillip Perpich .... foley assistant
Christopher Sheldon .... foley walker
David Warburton .... first assistant sound editor
Cheryl Bermeo .... stunt double
Paul Eliopoulos .... stunts
Ryan Happy .... stunts
Marty Murray .... stunts
David Paul Olsen .... stunts
T.J. White .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Tyler Anderson .... best boy electric
Eduardo Barraza .... grip
Jeremie Brillant .... additional electrician
Steven Bryant .... additional electrician
Jaime D'Aquino .... second assistant camera (as Jaime Segschneider)
Jacob Dovalina .... grip
Jose Elias Felix .... best boy grip
Ari Gertler .... Steadicam operator
David Isern .... Steadicam operator
David Isern .... additional photographer
David Isern .... camera operator: "b" camera
Henry Kingi Jr. .... camera operator
Henry Kingi Jr. .... camera operator: second unit
Matt Kubas .... key grip
Robert Lam .... camera loader
Erwin Landau .... Steadicam operator
Conan Mastrangelo .... grip
Joel Michalak .... grip
Cris Moris .... additional electrician (as Cristobal Moris)
Kevin Mucha .... electrician
Stephen Olsen .... additional electrician
Micha Owens .... still photographer
Ari Robbins .... Steadicam operator
Michael Roy .... gaffer
Jennifer Scarlata .... first assistant camera
Dale Tibor .... additional electrician
Christopher Vinopal .... electrician (as Chris Vinopal)
Casting Department
Kristan Berona .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Kevin Ian Ackerman .... set costumer
Tisha D. Nagel .... key costumer (as Tisha Jahnke)
Editorial Department
Ken Schwartz .... colorist: dailies
Brendan Walsh .... associate editor
Music Department
Chris Cruse .... music supervisor
Transportation Department
Corey Askins .... transportation coordinator
Eli Lozano .... driver
Other crew
Robert Funk .... background coordinator
Sherie Giehtbrock .... script supervisor
Jonathan 'Shaw' Grandi .... production assistant
Joshua Jaedicke .... titles
Jim Lindsey .... stand-in: Matt Long
Chandler Poling .... production assistant
Craig Simmons .... location manager
Benji Smith .... production assistant
Kevin Wenig .... production accountant

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Rated R for sexuality, language and some violence
88 min

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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
A heavy trip into neo-noir and femme fatale territory, 12 June 2012
Author: msroz from United States

Matt Long has a strong attraction for his best friend's (Luke Mably) girl friend (Emmanuelle Chriqui) with whom he makes love. But she stops the relationship at a one night stand, saying that she was drunk and she's marrying Luke and he has the money to take care of her. Matt goes away to become a lawyer and finds another girl friend. Five years pass. Matt's father dies and Matt goes back home for the first time. Chriqui still has the hots for him (so it seems) and he for her.

All of this we learn in flashback for Matt is under arrest for (apparently) the murder of Chriqui. Things get a lot more complex than this because there are several other suspects and because Matt seems to attract homicides the way a magnet attracts iron.

This story kept me attentive until the end and the twists (doublecrosses and cross-plots) were plausible, given that we are dealing with some manipulative people of less than sterling moral character.

Are there some plot holes? I'd have to watch it again to be sure there are or are not. There quite probably are. Most such stories have them. After the fact, I can imagine how one apparent hole might have been worked out logically off screen, but I'm not sure my imagining or figuring is correct.

The acting sufficed. The hero at least got out of town and made good faith efforts to get the woman off his mind, but I'd have to admit that this was not easy to do when she comes on to him so strongly. Love dies hard. On the other hand, his new girl friend was a solid and attractive lass. But then he had a strong instinct to protect Chriqui from a husband who was apparently abusing her. So that his renewed fall into her arms does make sense.

Overall, it's not a bad film and not a bad film noir storywise. The directing and photography didn't add any impact or originality to it, and that explains my below average rating. Certain flashbacks were repeated, and that detracted. Matt played it a little too much with one expression and acted stunned most of the time and in a daze trying to figure out what had happened to him. The script probably let him down. It could have brought out the ironies of his situation more deeply. As in some other such stories, there seems to be altogether too much willingness of a character to spill everything to the police, with no lawyer present and with no thought of how much they are giving away if charges are brought against them. In real life, it's madness to trust police and talk to them in nearly all circumstances.

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