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Writer (WGA):
James Gray (written by)
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Release Date:
12 October 2007 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
Two brothers on opposite sides of the law. Beyond their differences lies loyalty. See more »
Plot:
A New York nightclub manager tries to save his brother and father from Russian mafia hit men. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Cast

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Joaquin Phoenix ... Bobby Green

Eva Mendes ... Amada Juarez

Danny Hoch ... Jumbo Falsetti

Alex Veadov ... Vadim Nezhinski

Oleg Taktarov ... Pavel Lubyarsky

Dominic Colon ... Freddie

Joe D'Onofrio ... Bloodied Patron
Elena Solovey ... Kalina Buzhayev

Moni Moshonov ... Marat Buzhayev

Mark Wahlberg ... Joseph Grusinsky

Maggie Kiley ... Sandra Grusinsky

Paul Herman ... Spiro Giavannis

Robert Duvall ... Burt Grusinsky

Antoni Corone ... Michael Solo

Craig Walker ... Russell De Keifer
Tony Musante ... Jack Shapiro

Claudia Lopez ... Claudia
Katie Condidorio ... Hazel
Edward Shkolnikov ... Eli Mirichenko (as Ed Shkolnikov)
Katya Savina ... Eli & Masha's Daughter
Matthew Djentchouraev ... Eli & Masha's Son (as Matthew Djentchouraen)

Scott Nicholson ... Nat the Cop

Robert C. Kirk ... Sergeant Provenzano (as Robert Kirk)

Al Linea ... Portly Cop

Teddy Coluca ... Uniformed Cop #1 (as Ted Coluca)
Frank Girardeau ... Police Chaplain
Joseph Coffey ... Uniformed Cop #2
Jose Edwin Soto ... Latino Man (as Jose E. Soto)
Greg Wilson ... Poker Player

Ed Koch ... Mayor
Fred Burrell ... Commissioner Ruddy

Michael Massimino ... Hospital Guard
Edward Conlon ... Hospital Guard #2 (as Ed Conlon)

Sharon Wilkins ... Nurse

Ross Brodar ... Tattooed Man (as Ross Broder)

Francis Toumbakaris ... Slavic Youth

Hoon Lee ... Emergency Services Driver

Barbara Ann Davison ... Neighbor Lady
Irwin Gray ... Neighbor
Luigi Scorcia ... Luigi
Miriam Cruz ... Amada's Mother
Doug Torres ... Schneider

Tony Guida ... Vitt the Guard

Robert McKay ... Riker's Desk Guard

Blaise Corrigan ... Uniformed Police Officer

Karl Bury ... Random Cop

Coati Mundi ... Himself
Joe Forbrich ... Guard
Robert A. Pennacchia ... Guard (as Robert Pennacchia)

Richard Petrocelli ... Tough Looking Cop

Nik Pjeternikaj ... Albanian Drug Lord

Jamal Weathers ... Parabolic Engineer
Elliot Santiago ... El Caribe Bouncer #1

Jeff Ward ... El Caribe Bouncer #2

Christopher Place ... El Caribe Party Patron #1 (as Chris Place)

Samantha MacIvor ... El Caribe Party Patron #2
Bob Colletti ... El Caribe Party Patron #3

Aaron Vexler ... El Caribe Party Patron #4
Victor Tatarkin ... Vadim's Goon #2

Patrick M. Walsh ... Eli Bodyguard (as Pat Walsh)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Alba Albanese ... Veronica

Salvatore Inzerillo ... Police Reporter

Douglas J. Aguirre ... Bobby Green's Bodyguard (uncredited)

Ashley Avis ... Vadim's Girlfriend (uncredited)

James Balsamo ... Club Dancer (uncredited)
Edwin J. Birmingham ... ESU Officer (uncredited)

Robert Bizik ... Police Officer (uncredited)

John Borras ... Riker's Prison Guard (uncredited)

Mike Burke ... Pavel's Driver (uncredited)
Dominick Cicco ... Police Officer (uncredited)

J.W. Cortes ... Bouncer Cortez (uncredited)

Erin Deighan ... El Caribe Party Patron (uncredited)

Turi Haim ... Dancer (uncredited)

Gina Hernandez ... Policeman's Wife (uncredited)
Philip E Jones ... Strip Club Visitor (uncredited)

Edward M. Kelahan ... Bar Patron (uncredited)

Nina Lisandrello ... Bobby's Friend (uncredited)
Bernadette Lords ... El Caribe Party Patron (uncredited)
Saint Marino ... Mister Coke (uncredited)
Robert Myers ... Graduation Attendee (uncredited)
Robert Nardi ... TNT Cop in shootout (uncredited)

Karen Nazarov ... Slavic Drug Packager (uncredited)

Tyler Noble ... Bobby's Friend (uncredited)
Loukas Papas ... El Caribe Party Guest (uncredited)

Martin Pfefferkorn ... Perp in Precinct (uncredited)

Alexandra Tejeda Rieloff ... Cop's Wife (uncredited)
Marilyn Salisbury ... Mourner (uncredited)
Kristen Schiano ... Nightclub Guest (uncredited)

Aaron Scotti ... El Caribe Party Patron (uncredited)

Richard Shankman ... TNT Detective - Joseph's Unit (uncredited)

Sybelle Silverphoenix ... Club Goer (uncredited)

Christopher Stadulis ... Police Officer (uncredited)

Stream ... El Caribe Party Patron (uncredited)
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Directed by
James Gray 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
James Gray (written by)

Produced by
Marc Butan .... producer
Mark Cuban .... executive producer
Anthony Katagas .... executive producer
Joaquin Phoenix .... producer
Couper Samuelson .... co-producer
Mike Upton .... co-producer
Todd Wagner .... executive producer
Mark Wahlberg .... producer
Nick Wechsler .... producer
 
Original Music by
Wojciech Kilar 
 
Cinematography by
Joaquín Baca-Asay (director of photography) (as Joaquin Baca-Asay)
 
Film Editing by
John Axelrad 
 
Casting by
Douglas Aibel 
 
Production Design by
Ford Wheeler 
 
Art Direction by
James C. Feng  (as James Feng)
 
Set Decoration by
Catherine Davis 
 
Costume Design by
Michael Clancy 
 
Makeup Department
Margot Boccia .... makeup artist: Ms. Mendes
Milton Buras .... department head hair stylist
Mary Cooke .... hair stylist (as Mary Cook)
Kelly Gleason .... makeup department head
Dallas Hartnett .... hair stylist
John James .... key makeup artist: second unit
Craig Lindberg .... key hair stylist: second unit
Craig Lindberg .... makeup artist
Donald Mowat .... makeup artist: Mr. Wahlberg (as Donald J. Mowat)
 
Production Management
Isabel Henderson .... post-production supervisor
Anthony Katagas .... unit production manager
Peter Phillips .... post-production supervisor
Janice Williams .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Craig Haagensen .... second unit director
Brian Kenyon .... additional assistant director
Patrick Mangan .... first assistant director: second unit
Patrick Mangan .... key second assistant director
Patrick McDonald .... additional assistant director
Les McDonough .... additional second assistant director (as Leslie McDonough)
Les McDonough .... second assistant director: second unit (as Leslie McDonough)
Francisco Ortiz .... second second assistant director
Doug Torres .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Tara Boccia .... additional set dresser
Kyung W. Chang .... assistant art director
Krysten Childs .... additional props
John J. Ciccimarro .... co-construction coordinator
John J. Ciccimarro .... key carpenter
David Cooney .... storyboard artist
Robert Currie .... property master
Sarah Dennis .... buyer
Justine Dolan-Coates .... set dresser
Jeffrey L. Glave .... scenic chargeperson
Shelly Goldhar .... graphic artist
Gavin A. Holmes .... carpenter
Michael Kall .... carpenter
Bill Kolpin .... set dresser
Sarah E. McMillan .... assistant set decorator
Eric M. Metzger .... assistant property master
Lissy Morcheles .... assistant art department coordinator
Jeff Naparstek .... set dresser
Robert Noonan .... art department production assistant
Morgan Pitts .... assistant property master
Kevin L. Raper .... graphic artist
Scott Rosenstock .... lead man
Pierre Rovira .... construction coordinator
Mark Simon .... set dresser
Peter von Bartheld .... set dresser
Brianne Zulauf .... art department coordinator
 
Sound Department
Christopher Barnett .... assistant sound editor
Chris Barron .... digital sound transferer (as Christopher Barron)
Roberto Cappannelli .... sound re-recording mixer
John Countryman .... digital sound transferer
Caoimhe Doyle .... foley artist
Kim Foscato .... first assistant sound editor
Alan Freedman .... adr mixer
Kenneth Gilbert .... adr recordist
Alex Glenn-Murray .... apprentice sound editor
Jonathan Greber .... digital sound transferer
Chris Gridley .... assistant sound editor
Samuel H. Hinckley .... sound effects editor
Craig Kyllonen .... ADR recordist
Andy Malcolm .... foley artist
Anna Malkin .... foley recording assistant
Marilyn McCoppen .... adr editor
Marilyn McCoppen .... dialogue editor
Teferra McKenzie .... sound utility
Douglas Murray .... sound designer
Douglas Murray .... supervising sound editor
Beauxregard Neylon .... adr mixer
Jonathan Null .... adr editor
Sam Perry .... boom operator
Jan Petrov .... adr recordist
Paul Pouthier .... sound utility
Lenny Rabinowitz .... adr recording engineer
Gary Rizzo .... sound re-recording mixer
Robert Shoup .... sound effects editor
Kent Sparling .... re-recording mixer
Thomas Varga .... sound mixer
Karl Wasserman .... boom operator
Don White .... foley recording mixer
Eric Taylor Williamson .... adr recordist
Marshall Winn .... adr editor
Marshall Winn .... dialogue editor
Gwendolyn Yates Whittle .... adr editor
Matt Kent .... sound re-recordist (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Drew Jiritano .... special effects coordinator
Drew Jiritano .... special effects coordinator: second unit
Andrew Mortelliti .... special effects technician
Ian O'Connor .... special effects coordinator: visual effects unit
Neil Ruddy .... special effects
Andrea Swistak .... special effects foreman: second unit
Louie Zakarian .... prosthetic application and design
Josiah Patrow .... effects camera assistant (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Eric Adkins .... director of photography: visual effects unit
Radoslav Bakalov .... digital effects artist (as Rado Bakalov)
Jamie Baxter .... digital compositor: Custom Film Effects
Scott E. Baxter .... digital effects artist: Digital Domain
Ryan Beadle .... digital I/O
Brian Begun .... digital compositor: Digital Domain
Alicia Bissinger .... digital rotoscope/paint artist: Digital Domain
John Bozzalla .... manager of production services
Steve Caldwell .... digital compositor: Custom Film Effects
Chad E. Collier .... scanning and recording operator: Digital Domain
Lee Croft .... digital compositor: Digital Domain
Janelle Croshaw .... digital compositor
Samuel M. Dabbs .... digital compositor
Alan De Castro .... digital compositor: Pacific Title
Eric Deinzer .... digital rotoscope/paint artist: Digital Domain
Mark Dornfeld .... visual effects supervisor: Custom Film Effects
Joshua Doud .... data integration artist
Sven Dreesbach .... digital artist
Mark Duckworth .... digital rotoscope/paint artist: Digital Domain
Scott Edelstein .... 3D integration lead: Digital Domain
Jenn Epstein .... digital paint & rotoscope artist: Digital Domain
Michele Ferrone .... visual effects producer
David Geoghegan .... digital compositor: Pacific Title
Navjit Singh Gill .... technical assistant
Joanna N. Goslicka .... digital rotoscope/paint artist: Digital Domain (as Joanna Goslicka)
R.J. Harbour .... digital compositor
Ian A. Harris .... digital rotoscope/paint artist: Digital Domain
Ronald D. Herbst .... digital texture painter: Digital Domain
Shaina Holmes .... digital compositor
Shaina Holmes .... digital coordinator
Christopher Holsey .... scan record supervisor
Melissa Huerta .... digital artist: Digital Domain
Steven Hur .... technical assistant
Dag Ivarsoy .... digital compositor: Digital Domain
Hilery Johnson .... lead digital rotoscope/paint artist: Digital Domain (as Hilery Johnson Copeland)
Nicholas Kim .... digital compositor
Paul Kirsch .... digital compositor: Digital Domain
Lawrence Klein .... visual effects editor: Digital Domain
Cristian A. Kong .... digital compositor
Paulina Kuszta .... visual effects coordinator
Jeremy Lang .... head of information technology: Custom Film Effects
Julian Levi .... visual effects producer
Kent Lidke .... CG effects artist: Digital Domain
Robert Liscombe .... digital rotoscope/paint artist: Digital Domain
Jo Lockman .... scanning and recording operator: Digital Domain
Jake Maymudes .... compositor: nuke, Digital Domain
Lori C. Miller .... digital art director: Custom Film Effects (as Lori Miller)
Colleen Murphy .... digital producer
Mike Ocoboc .... digital compositor
Marlo Pabon .... digital compositor: Digital Domain (as Marlo J. Pabon)
Bradley Parker .... visual effects supervisor: Digital Domain (as Brad Parker)
Iva Petkova .... visual effects supervisor
Tom Piedmont .... dustbuster
Darren Poe .... digital compositor: Digital Domain (as Darren M. Poe)
Kelly Port .... visual effects supervisor
L. Elizabeth Powers .... digital art director: Custom Film Effects (as Laurie Powers)
Matthew Rundell .... visual effects producer: B2 Post
Olivier Sarda .... compositing supervisor: Digital Domain (as Olivier P. Sarda)
Todd Sarsfield .... digital compositor: Digital Domain
Christopher Savides .... color grader
Mark Sawicki .... digital compositor
Jarom Sidwell .... visual effects coordinator
John Textor .... executive: Digital Domain
Linda Tremblay .... digital compositor: Digital Domain (as Linda Tremblay-Geibel)
Mike Uguccioni .... visual effects supervisor
Ed Ulbrich .... visual effects executive producer
Douglas Wilkinson .... digital compositor: Digital Domain
Amani Williams .... digital compositor
Howard Cabalfin .... digital artist (uncredited)
Gregory Duncan .... production assistant: Digital Domain (uncredited)
Amanda Hampton .... pipeline engineer (uncredited)
Thomas Mathai .... data manager (uncredited)
Mitch Paulson .... digital colorist assist (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Damian Achilles .... stunt driver
Damian Achilles .... stunts
Bill Anagnos .... stunt driver
Roy T. Anderson .... stunt driver
Chris Barnes .... stunt driver
Mike Burke .... stunt driver
Mike Burke .... utility stunts
John Cenatiempo .... stunt driver
Bob Colletti .... stunt double: Joaquin Phoenix
George B. Colucci Jr. .... stunt driver
Blaise Corrigan .... stunts
Roy Farfel .... stunt driver
Roy Farfel .... stunt rigger
Angel Fraguada .... utility stunts
Christopher Jon Gombos .... stunts
Gene Harrison .... stunt performer
Cort Hessler .... stunt driver
Pete Klein .... stunts
Samantha MacIvor .... stunts
Sean J. McHugh .... stunts
Chazz Menendez .... stunt rigger
Janet Paparazzo .... stunt driver
Christopher Place .... stunts
Thomas Place .... stunts
Stephen A. Pope .... stunts
David Shumbris .... stunts
Manny Siverio .... stunt coordinator
Erik Solky .... stunt double: lead
D.J. Surgent .... stunt driver
Aaron Vexler .... stunts
Anthony Vincent .... stunts
Patrick M. Walsh .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Bob Becchio .... assistant camera
Nicole Brait .... electrician
Stephen Consentino .... Steadicam operator
Joe Donohue III .... dolly grip
Greg Finkel .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Jay Fortune .... gaffer
Raymond Fortune .... electrician
Max Frankston .... second video assist operator
Christopher F. Graneto .... grip
Craig Haagensen .... director of photography: second unit
Nick Haines-Stiles .... grip
Brian Harnick .... assistant camera: additional photography
Elizabeth Hedges .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
James Heerdegen .... grip
Susan Heller .... electrician
Anne Joyce .... still photographer
Rachael Levine .... camera operator
Dennis A. Livesey .... first assistant camera
Brian McClean .... best boy electric
Mark Melendez .... lighting technician
Wayne Paull .... additional camera operator
Andrew Peck .... additional loader
Melvin Pukowsky .... second grip
Frank Rinato .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Daniel Salk .... video assist
Erik Shirai .... grip
Susan Starr .... camera operator: "b" camera
Eric Swanek .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Fernando Vallejo .... assistant: director of photography
Jason Velez .... electrician
Wesley Hodges .... additional camera loader (uncredited)
J. Dan Wright .... electrician (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Shawn Edward .... extras casting associate
Stephanie Holbrook .... casting associate
Meredith Jacobson .... extras casting
Adam Vincentz .... extras casting associate
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Denise Andres .... costumer
Debbe DuPerrieu .... costume supervisor: second unit
Debbe DuPerrieu .... set costumer
Eileen Goh .... set costumer
Barrett Hong .... key set costumer
Lisa Kisner .... production assistant: costume department
Joseph La Corte .... first key costumer
Evelyn Mejia .... wardrobe production assistant
Cassidy Mosher .... wardrobe production assistant
Marcia Patten .... costume supervisor
Brianna Patterson .... costume assistant
Andy Plovnick .... wardrobe production assistant
Laura Steinman .... costume supervisor
Adam Watt .... wardrobe production assistant
 
Editorial Department
Tom Cross .... additional editor
Bob Fredrickson .... color timer
Josh Olive .... colorist: video dailies
Kiran Pallegadda .... assistant editor
George Papuashvili .... editor: video
Joe Violante .... dailies advisor
Steve Bowen .... digital intermediate colorist (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Rick Kline .... score mixer
Rafal Paczkowski .... score recordist
Aleksandra Rojek .... soloist: oboe
John Roome .... score music
Angie Rubin .... music editor
Dana Sano .... music supervisor
Christopher Spelman .... music consultant
Libby Umstead .... music coordinator (as Elizabeth Umstead)
Antoni Wit .... conductor
 
Other crew
Tara Anderson .... assistant: James Gray
Ronald Arceneaux .... production assistant
Michael Bartol .... assistant: Anthony Katagas
Justen Bennett-Maccubbin .... payroll assistant
Brian Bergdoll .... stand-in: Joaquin Phoenix
Peter Brogna .... additional set production assistant
Dennis Buckley .... location production assistant
Joseph Coffey .... consultant: NYPD
Wendy Cohen .... rights and clearances
Sarah Crofts .... location assistant
Jacq Donegan .... assistant production coordinator
Logan Wolfe Edler .... key production assistant
Kerin Ferallo .... production coordinator
Scott Ferlisi .... location assistant
David Fitzpatrick .... police technical consultant (as Detective David Fitzpatrick)
Amanda Foley .... location coordinator
Marta Forns-Escudé .... production assistant: first team
Lowell Freedman .... set production assistant
Rebecca Fulton .... script supervisor
Samuel Glen .... armorer
Julia Granacki .... assistant: Eva Mendes
Steven Guerry .... assistant: Nick Wechsler
Lauren Guilmartin .... set production assistant
Michael J. Harker .... completion bond company representative
Michael Hekmat .... production assistant
Erik Hodge .... assistant: Nick Wechsler
Christina D. King .... production secretary
Dawn Knox .... assistant: Mark Cuban
Vitaliy Krutoshinskiy .... production assistant
Robyn Kubena .... assistant: Marc Butan (as Robyn Heath)
Mike Lane .... client services
Harry Lapham .... production assistant
Chris Leonidas .... location assistant
Veronica Lupu .... script supervisor
Stewart Maclennan .... consultant: Russian language
Kristyn Macready .... set production assistant
Larry McHale .... assistant: Joaquin Phoenix
Staci Mitchell .... assistant: Todd Wagner
Mario Nila .... production assistant
Angel Oquendo .... voice-over artist
Amy Ostrower .... post-production accountant
Jarret Palmer .... intern
Harley Pasternak .... personal trainer
Andrew Poppoon .... unit location assistant
Jimmy Price .... location scout
Guillaume Renberg .... remote head technician
Justin Rosini .... location assistant
Kathi Scharer .... production accountant
Drew Schofer .... production assistant
William Sepulveda .... craft service
Christopher Spelman .... consultant: filmmakers
Eugene Stamos .... additional craft service
Patrick Stegall .... production assistant
Daniel Tresca .... location scout
Mimi Turner .... assistant location manager
Gayle Vangrofsky .... location manager
Eva Vedock .... key craft service
Ryder Washburn .... armorer
Isaac Wayton .... production assistant
Jamal Weathers .... assistant: Mark Wahlberg
Eric Weinstein .... assistant: Mark Wahlberg
Jeffrey Zaks .... assistant: Marc Butan
Rennie Cowan .... projectionist: dailies (uncredited)
 
Thanks
J.J. Abrams .... thanks
alexander Borukhov .... special thanks
Bryan Burk .... special thanks
Lorenzo di Bonaventura .... special thanks
James Gunn .... special thanks
Mark Romanek .... special thanks
Mike Spera .... thanks
Mike Uguccioni .... special thanks (as Michael Uguccioni)
 

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Also Known As:
"Undercover" - Japan (English title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for strong violence, drug material, language, some sexual content and brief nudity
Runtime:
117 min
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Tony Musante's last film.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: During the car chase in the rain, the same Oldsmobile Cutlass appears numerous times (and driving in different directions).See more »
Quotes:
Joseph Grusinsky:I don't need any more guns in my life, that's for sure. But you should have one to be safe. It's better to be judged by twelve than carried by six.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in 2007 MTV Movie Awards (2007) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
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FAQ

What song is playing in the opening club scene?
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69 out of 108 people found the following review useful.
Strong start and dumb finish, 6 December 2007
Author: vostf (vik@noos.fr) from Paris, Fr

On the whole I think James Gray's movies benefit from his smooth directing, no rushed and furious MTV editing. This leads to a good deal of leniency from the part of critics (as with Night Shyamalan before it became too obvious he was shooting the same narrative structure over and over), a kind of prime for directors who don't harass the viewer with images + sounds but let the camera roll and the actors do their jobs, the story unfold and so on.

We Own the Night starts very well, the exposure is excellent. Even though the brother confrontation is definitely not new Joaquin Phoenix is so good you just get into the story and beg for the plot to become more complicated. Oops. The problem is the story becomes a one-way highway of the same old/same old. Joaquin Phoenix is ever so good you don't care too much until it becomes way way too much. In that respect (and lack of respect for the movie-goer) the movie ends in a lame way, rushing an happy and clean and tidy and moral conclusion.

The last lines (see the so-called "memorable quotes") say it all. It perfectly reflects that a smooth director may be too smooth on writing. Bringing sentiments before the camera is miles away from shooting scripted sentimentalism and I think James Gray has a problem with his characters' emotions since he is only able to play on pathos and good acting.

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