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Writer (WGA):
Franc. Reyes (written by)
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A NYPD detective attempts to avenge the death of her father, but unwittingly becomes involved with one of his killers. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

John Leguizamo ... Dante / Perfecto

Harvey Keitel ... Joseph Bruno

Florencia Lozano ... Celeste Santana

Diane Venora ... Gina Santana

Wanda De Jesus ... Captain Diaz

Manny Perez ... Detective Manso
Saul Stein ... Detective Demarco

Benny Nieves ... Alberto Santana

Luis Antonio Ramos ... Carlos Rojas

Raquel Castro ... Nereida

Tammy Trull ... Liz
Raquel Jordan ... Alma

Alex Luria ... Dante / Perfecto 23 years old

Gabriella Fanuele ... Celeste 18 years old (as Gabriella Loren)

Josh Segarra ... Luis
Rick Sepulveda ... Jesse Montoya

Jaime Tirelli ... Father Gorbia

Susan Porro ... Karen Rossin

Sally Simone Dealy ... TV Host

John Hillner ... Jeff Kane

Adrian Martinez ... Mike

David Castro ... Dante / Perfecto 10 years old
Jason Fiore-Ortiz ... Luis 12 years old
Stracy Diaz ... Female Detective
Dashia Imperiale ... Hispanic Woman (as Dashia)

Tibor Feldman ... Phil Morgan

Tania Santiago ... Sophia- Young Female Detective

Melina Lizette ... Kathy

Michael Sirow ... Young Cop

Tomorrow Baldwin Montgomery ... Nereida's Friend (as Tomorrow Baldwin-Montgomery)

Monica Steuer ... Bartender
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Douglas Schneider ... Waiter

Quinton Aaron ... Perp (uncredited)
Charlene Biton ... Girlfriend (uncredited)
Allyssa Brooke ... Bartender (uncredited)

Ivan Cardona ... Dante's Father / Photo Op (uncredited)

Peter Conboy ... Fire Marshal (uncredited)
Jaidig Cruz ... Carlos girlfriend (uncredited)
Kristina Dargelyte ... Girl at the Bar (uncredited)

Shalon Delgado ... Pedestrian (uncredited)

Julia Frisoli ... Hostess (uncredited)

Takako Haywood ... NYPD Officer (uncredited)

Dominick Mancino ... Police Sgt. (uncredited)

Frances Mignano ... The Ministers Wife / Mrs Mandosa (uncredited)
Michael Angelo Ortiz ... Chino's Drug Dealer (uncredited)
Adam S. Phillips ... Driver (uncredited)

Chris Riggi ... Boy (uncredited)

Antonio Saillant ... Detective (uncredited)
Henry Santos ... Carlos Rojas' Soldier (uncredited)

Bill Sorice ... EMT (uncredited)

Steven Weisz ... EMT (uncredited)
Bob Weston ... EMT (uncredited)

Directed by
Franc. Reyes 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Franc. Reyes (written by)

Produced by
George Acogny .... executive producer
Steffen Aumueller .... executive producer
Claus Clausen .... executive producer
Jill Footlick .... producer
Matthew Myers .... co-producer
Aaron Ray .... producer
Franc. Reyes .... producer
Glenn M. Stewart .... executive producer
Lisa Yesko .... associate producer
Lisa Yesko .... post-production producer
 
Original Music by
George Acogny (original music composed by)
 
Cinematography by
Frank Byers 
 
Film Editing by
Tony Ciccone 
Philip Pucci 
 
Casting by
Sig De Miguel 
Stephen Vincent 
 
Production Design by
Dara Wishingrad 
 
Art Direction by
Laura Ballinger 
 
Set Decoration by
Kate Foster 
 
Costume Design by
Michael Anzalone 
 
Makeup Department
Belinda Anderson .... key hair stylist
Lynn Campbell .... makeup department head
Tom Denier Jr. .... special makeup effects artist
Jason Hayes .... wig designer
Nicky Pattison .... key makeup artist
Jeffrey Rebelo .... hair department head
Anita Roganovic .... hair stylist (as Anita Lausevic)
Vincent Schicchi .... special makeup effects artist
Bradley Stenson .... additional makeup artist
 
Production Management
Gabrielle Mahon .... production supervisor
Matthew Myers .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Louis Guerra .... second assistant director
Karen Kane .... first assistant director
Thomas K. Lee .... second second assistant director
 
Art Department
Krzysztof J. Bratun .... scenic artist
Myo Campbell .... art production assistant
Almitra Corey .... art department coordinator
Kaem Coughlin .... camera scenic artist
Thomas A. Delillo .... leadman
Geoffrey A. Ehrlich .... art department coordinator
Emily Gaunt .... charge scenic
Tatille Jackson .... art department production assistant
Phillip Leung .... set dresser
Julia Li .... art department production assistant
Robyn Murray .... art department production assistant
Kevin L. Raper .... additional graphic artist
James Sadek .... construction coordinator
Duke Scoppa .... property master
Theo Sena .... on-set dresser
Sylvia Trapanese .... scenic artist
Sylvia Trapanese .... scenic foreman
Ramona Wong .... art department production assistant
 
Sound Department
Gregg Barbanell .... foley artist
Danielle Camastra .... adr loop group
Vincent Camuto .... sound utility
Jed M. Dodge .... dialogue editor
Gary Gegan .... sound re-recording mixer
Robert Getty .... supervising sound editor
Danielle Ghent .... dialogue editor
Anguibe Guindo .... boom operator
Matthew Iadarola .... sound re-recording mixer
Ken Ishii .... production sound mixer
Craig Kyllonen .... adr recordist
Chris Navarro .... adr mixer
Jan Petrov .... adr recordist
Eric Raber .... sound effects editor
Matthew Reale .... sound mixing recordist
Adam Sanchez .... additional sound utility
Alec St. John .... supervising sound editor
Lucy Sustar .... foley mixer
 
Special Effects by
Matt Vogel .... special effects coordinator
 
Visual Effects by
Glenn Allen .... visual effects producer: Brainstorm Digital
Sarah Coatts .... visual effects producer: PIC
Regan Copeland .... digital intermediate editor
Richard Friedlander .... visual effects producer: Brainstorm Digital
Eric J. Robertson .... visual effects supervisor: Brainstorm Digital
 
Stunts
Sam Hale .... stunt performer
David Shumbris .... stunt double
Manny Siverio .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Cesar Baptista .... grip
Dan Beedy .... best boy electric
Adam Benlifer .... additional electrician
Steven Capitano Calitri .... electrician
Phillip V. Caruso .... still photographer
Beth Charlesworth .... camera pa
Edgar Colón .... Steadicam operator
Edgar Colón .... camera operator: "a" camera
John Coots .... electrician
Devin Donegan .... video playback technician
Tim Ferraer .... grip
Glenn Fishel .... grip
Zachary Henderson .... grip
Bernard James .... electrician
Robert Kummert .... dolly grip
Alexander Martin .... electrician
Matthew Mendelson .... electrician
Colin Oberschmidt .... lighting technician
Brent Poleski .... grip
Andrew Priestley .... key first assistant camera
Michael P. Prisco Jr. .... gaffer: rigging
Randy M. Salo .... best boy grip
Rachael Saltzman .... electrician
Michele SchianodiCola .... additional electrician
Jeremy Schroeder .... key grip
Ken Shibata .... gaffer
Pierson Silver .... additional assistant camera
Elizabeth Singer .... camera loader
Yoshi Sonoda .... additional electrician
David Woolner .... rigging electrician
 
Casting Department
Marta García Larriu .... casting associate
David H. Kramer .... adr voice casting
Tuffy Questell .... extras casting
Serena Rosario .... extras casting assistant
Ra-Ra Taylor .... extras casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Cameron Dale .... wardrobe production assistant (as Cameron Folan)
Lucia Lettini .... set costumer
Cassidy Mosher .... additional key set costumer
Margaret Moy .... wardrobe assistant
Alison Parker .... costume supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Alastor Arnold .... digital intermediate editor
Don Broida .... first assistant editor
Jason Crump .... colorist: dailies
John Nicolard .... digital intermediate supervisor
Bill Schultz .... digital intermediate executive
Walter Volpatto .... digital color grading supervisor
 
Music Department
George Acogny .... music supervisor
Adam Balazs .... orchestrator
Sam Crowe .... musician: piano
Christopher Guardino .... music arranger
Alan Schlaifer .... music editor
 
Transportation Department
Edward Devereaux II .... transportation co-captain
Charles Spillane .... transportation captain
 
Other crew
Wendy Benge .... attorney
Kate Bogle .... production assistant
Lana Burgeson .... production assistant
Rob Coleman .... accounting clerk
Rita Colimon .... production secretary
Dan Cooley .... key location scout
Logan Wolfe Edler .... production assistant
Pablo Ferro .... title designer
Jane Finn-Foley .... assistant to producer
Sarah Follett .... location coordinator
Rebecca Garland .... payroll accountant
Melissa Gelernter .... production coordinator
Jose F. Guerrero .... location scout
Takina Holloman .... assistant production coordinator
Aaron Hurvitz .... location scout
Ryan David Kohler .... production assistant
David Laurentin .... parking coordinator
Phillip Leung .... production assistant
Patrick Mahoney .... craft service
Jonathan Medeiros .... office intern
Melissa A. Messick .... production assistant
Liliana M. Molina .... script supervisor
Greg Morrison .... location assistant
A.D. Pearson .... deliveries assistant
Philip Pucci .... title designer: main titles
Jillian Roache .... production assistant
Dawn Rosado .... location assistant
Justin Rosini .... assistant location manager
Kara Ryan .... production assistant
Eddie Serrano .... production assistant
Maurice Sessoms .... production assistant
Mike Sime .... video playback engineer
Daryl Sledge .... production assistant
Mitch Spacone .... system support: FotoKem
Yorgo Stathopoulos .... location manager
Eric Valentino Jr. .... production intern (as Eric Anthony Santiago)
Rob van de Laar .... craft service
Denise Violante .... production assistant
Sarah Wang .... production assistant
Self Williams .... production assistant
Tania Yuki .... clearances and product placement
 
Thanks
Jonathan Bell .... thanks
 

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Rated R for violence and language
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89 min
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2 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Gritty, 4 August 2010
Author: CarelessMoonDruid from .: Fiendish Writings in the Dark :.

This one is hard to watch. The serious tone of the story line, the edgy dual performance by John Leguizamo, and the dark Christian perspective will not win this work any fans in the Bible-Belt, for sure, but they also factor into the equation of elements adding together to make the viewer cringe and pull back not only from the story, but from the characters. By the time you decide whose side you're on, the movie is over and you're left feeling empty and incomplete from the experience. This is, without a doubt, John Leguizamo's "the Libertine," in that it may well be his best performance ever, and maybe 12 people will see it. I cannot say this film is fabulous, but I will say that John Leguizamo purely shines, so if you're a fan of his work, do yourself a favor and redbox this (at least), but if not, you may want to try "What's the Worst that Could Happen?" instead, wherein he costars with Martin Lawrence and Danny DiVito.

All in all? This is one of those dark obscure pools of goodness whose appreciation calls for a genre-fan, or a fan of the principal actor, to really enjoy the work. Otherwise, you may be disappointed.

I love John Leguizamo, so for me, it rates a 7.6/10 from...

the Fiend :.

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