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Cleaner -- A former cop (Jackson) who now earns a wage as a crime scene cleaner unknowingly participates in a cover-up at his latest job.

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Director:
Writer (WGA):
Matthew Aldrich (written by)
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Release Date:
18 January 2008 (Finland) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Solving a crime can be dirty work. See more »
Plot:
A former cop who now earns a wage as a crime scene cleaner unknowingly participates in a cover-up at his latest job. | Full synopsis »
Awards:
1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
Strong acting, nice filmography.. Just to cover a thin story See more (50 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Samuel L. Jackson ... Tom Cutler

Ed Harris ... Eddie Lorenzo

Eva Mendes ... Ann Norcut

Luis Guzmán ... Det. Jim Vargas

Keke Palmer ... Rose Cutler

Maggie Lawson ... Cherie

Jose Pablo Cantillo ... Miguel

Robert Forster ... Arlo Grange
Edrick Browne ... Det. Darrin Harris

Marc Macaulay ... Vic

Rosalind Rubin ... Crying Woman
Mike Guy ... Priest #1
Richard Folmer ... Priest #2
James Barnes ... Lawyer

Linda Leonard ... Francine Mason

Ritchie Montgomery ... George Walton

Patrick Kirton ... Jeff Lang

Peyton Wetzel ... Hotel Manager

Yuriana Kim ... Korean Woman
Stephanie Barnes ... Marcy

Peter Franzén ... Police Officer Bronson

Sarah Ann Schultz ... Reporter Paula Felton

Christa Campbell ... Coach Beth Jensen
Jada K. Cox ... Coach Kylie Harris
Sara Jane Henriques ... Gabriella
Angelina Rivera ... Lila

Jackson Hurst ... Paramedic (as Jackson [Ryan] Hurst)
Ron Jacobsohn ... Church Custodian
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lili Asvar ... Detective (uncredited)
John T. Billingsley ... Pedestrian (uncredited)

Heather Bloom ... Reunion Friend (uncredited)
Kip Cummings ... Hearse Driver (uncredited)

Jon Dainty ... Off-Duty Fireman (uncredited)
Brad Dison ... News Crew Boom Operator (uncredited)
Tammy Eaton ... Reunion Friend (uncredited)

Ron Fagan ... Detective (uncredited)

Ted Ferguson ... The Hot Dog Man (uncredited)

Rosemary Garris ... Detective (uncredited)
Chuck Halley ... Newspaper Photographer (uncredited)
Michael J. Hebert ... Business Executive (uncredited)

Rodney Hill Jr. ... Drug Dealer (uncredited)

Walt Hollis ... Off Duty Police Officer (uncredited)

Richard F Law ... Police Officer (uncredited)
Josh Madden ... News Crew Camera Operator (uncredited)
Mike Martindale ... Detective (uncredited)
Amy McGee ... Magazine Stand Patron (uncredited)

Terry Milam ... Victim's Neighbor (uncredited)

Wayne Douglas Morgan ... Off Duty Police Officer (uncredited)
Desi Page ... Jump Roper (uncredited)
Ashley-Anne Parker ... (uncredited)
Jeannie Perrin ... Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Participant (uncredited)

Cynthia Riser ... News Crew Reporter (uncredited)
Raleigh L. Shelton II ... Boy at Birthday Party (uncredited)

Cassidy Smith ... Mourner - Grand-daughter (uncredited)

Bill Stinchcomb ... Detective (uncredited)

George Wilson ... Detective (uncredited)

Julie Wittner ... Voice Over (uncredited)
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Directed by
Renny Harlin 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Matthew Aldrich (written by)

Produced by
Danny Dimbort .... executive producer
Michael P. Flannigan .... producer
Joe Gatta .... executive producer
Steve Golin .... producer
Paul Green .... executive producer
Lati Grobman .... producer
Samuel L. Jackson .... producer
Avi Lerner .... producer
Alix Madigan .... producer (as Alix Madigan-Yorkin)
David Pomier .... line producer (as Dave Pomier)
Eli Selden .... executive producer
Trevor Short .... executive producer
Julie Yorn .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Richard Gibbs 
 
Cinematography by
Scott Kevan 
 
Film Editing by
Brian Berdan 
 
Casting by
Monika Mikkelsen 
 
Production Design by
Richard Berg 
 
Art Direction by
Tim Eckel 
 
Set Decoration by
Hannah Beachler 
 
Costume Design by
Susanna Puisto 
 
Makeup Department
Allan A. Apone .... makeup department head
Camille Friend .... hair department head
Krystal Kershaw .... makeup artist
Klexius Kolby .... makeup artist: Ms. Mendes
Francisco X. Pérez .... assistant makeup artist (as Francisco X. Perez)
JoAnn Stafford-Chaney .... assistant hair stylist
Robert L. Stevenson .... hair stylist: Mr. Jackson
 
Production Management
Jerry Gilbert .... post-production supervisor
Diana Lui .... additional production supervisor: pre-production
David Pomier .... unit production manager
Joshua Throne .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Lynn Wegenka .... second assistant director
Marvin Williams .... second second assistant director
Mary Ellen Woods .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Gayle Anderson .... scrapbook artist
Jack Ballance .... set designer
Chris Britt .... lead man
Mike Cunningham .... property master
James Diggs .... lead painter
Melanie Ferguson .... on-set dresser
Joey Gbur .... set dresser
Jonathan Gesinski .... storyboard artist
J.D. Jacoby .... key on-set dresser
Jessica Lee .... art department
Diego J. Martinez .... art department coordinator
Elizabeth Mire .... set dressing buyer
F. Andrew Scott .... stand-by painter
Jason Wilson .... propmaker
Eric Wolfe .... carpenter
 
Sound Department
Steve C. Aaron .... sound mixer
Joshua Adeniji .... foley editor
Randy Babajtis .... sound effects editor
Jeremy Balko .... adr mixer
Alex Brazan .... sound editor
Dhyana Carlton-Tims .... supervising dialogue & adr editor
Robert Dehn .... assistant sound editor
Jason Dotts .... sound editor
J. Alex Faucheux .... sound editor
Jason Gaya .... assistant sound editor
Judah Getz .... foley mixer
Jerry Gilbert .... sound re-recording mixer
Kevin Gradnigo .... sound editor
Chris Main .... boom operator
Zach Michaelis .... foley artist
Jonathan Miller .... supervising sound editor
Andrew Morgado .... adr mixer
Stuart Provine .... sound designer
Jonathan Wales .... sound re-recording mixer
Jared Watt .... sound utility
Roy Machado .... adr mixer (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Michael Clifford .... special effects coordinator
 
Visual Effects by
Angelina Borisowa .... visual effects assistant editor
Derek Bourque .... visual effects artist
Lawles Bourque .... visual effects artist
Rachel Clement .... digital cleanup artist
Scott Coulter .... visual effects producer: Worldwide FX
Yasen Denev .... digital matte painter
Ivelina Dobreva .... digital compositor
Stanislav Draganov .... visual effects
John Lands .... visual effects coordinator
Dennis Little .... DI producer
Carolina Loreto .... digital effects artist
Jordan Markov .... visual effects editor
Nikolay Pachov .... visual effect assistant editor
Milena Peneva .... visual effects coordinator
Nick Peshunoff .... visual effects coordinator
Stefan Tchakarov .... visual effects production supervisor: Worldwide FX
Vladimir Zdravkov .... visual effects systems administrator
Mark Fletcher .... screen graphics designer (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Mickey Giacomazzi .... stunt coordinator
Davey Thompson .... stunt double: Ed Harris
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Justin Babin .... rigging grip best boy
Danny Brazen .... key grip
Darwin Montana Browne .... co-key grip
Kevin Carlisle .... grip
Duane Cooper .... dolly grip: "b" camera
Rowland Egerton .... rigging grip
Dan Furst .... video assist operator
Kevin Gazdik .... best boy rigging electric
Josh Greer .... assistant camera
Doug Huete .... best boy electric
Scott Salvatore Ippolito .... assistant camera (as Scott Ippolito)
Joe Iverson .... electrician
Franklin Jones II .... best boy rigging grip
Eric Leach .... camera operator: "a" camera operator
Eric Leftridge .... first assistant camera
Chris Leidholdt .... rigging key grip
Jim Leidholdt .... dolly grip
Luis Lopez DeVictoria .... grip
Dominic Mainl .... key first assistant camera
Bradley Martin .... electrician
Mason McGuire .... rigging electric
Michael Melendez .... rigging electrician
Robert Morrison .... grip
Shawn A. Mutchler .... epk camera operator
Charlie Nauman .... camera production assistant
John Orphan .... assistant camera: "c" camera
Robert Owen .... lighting technician
Trace Schneider .... electrician
Wayne Sharp .... grip
Jeff Taylor .... film loader
Taj J. Teffaha .... Steadicam operator
Taj J. Teffaha .... camera operator: "b" camera
Daniel Tkaczyk .... lighting technician
Jeremy Webre .... lighting technician
Lisa Wiegand .... camera operator: "c" camera
Jay W. Yowler .... gaffer
 
Casting Department
Jamie Baremore .... local casting assistant
Brent Caballero .... extras casting
Tara Duncil .... extras casting
Tara Duncil .... local casting associate
Corey Flaspoehler .... assistant: local casting director
Brinkley A. Maginnis .... background casting
Brinkley A. Maginnis .... local casting
Natalie Patterson .... background casting
Gene Vassilaros .... casting associate
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Leoisick Castro .... key costumer
Askia Won-Ling Jacob .... costumer: Mr. Jackson
Meriwether Nichols .... set costumer
Jared Pendergrass .... wardrobe assistant
Lexi Price .... costume assistant
Beverly Woods .... costume supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Tom Dailey .... assistant editor
Julius Friede .... digital intermediate colorist
Candice Levy .... post-production coordinator
Dennis Little .... digital intermediate producer
Jon Pehlke .... on-line editor
Sarah Priestnall .... production supervisor: digital intermediate
 
Music Department
Selena Arizanovic .... music coordinator
Jorge Costa .... score mixer
Gordon Fordyce .... score mixer
Stephanie Lowry .... music editor
Chris Morgan .... scoring assistant
Patrick Russ .... orchestrator
Ashley Waldron .... music supervisor (as Ashley Miller)
Sherry Whitfield .... music editor
 
Transportation Department
Mark Bascle .... security driver: Samuel Jackson
Monte Emery .... transportation
Connie Herring .... local transportation captain
Jerry Jackson .... transportation coordinator
Robert Jepson .... set dec driver
Robert Larriviere .... transportation office intern
Vicki Lybrand .... transportation dispatcher
Beverly Reeves .... driver
Brian Stackhouse .... driver
Felicia Zamora .... driver
 
Other crew
Danny 'Dano' Anderson .... set production assistant
Craig Antioco .... epk director
Adam Babin .... production secretary
Prince Bagdasarian .... film and high definition coordinator
Lamonte Bell .... payroll accountant
Richard E. Carter II .... on-set assistant: Mr. Harris (as Richard Carter)
Alexandre Coscas .... assistant: Mr. Lerner
Mona Coulter .... travel agent
Trang Dang .... production coordinator
Christina DeCharles .... location assistant
Heather Fielding .... studio teacher
Brian Foley .... assistant: Ms. Selden
Claude Forest .... insurance broker
Ashley Franklin .... production office assistant
Gabriel Georgiev .... location scout
Jeffrey Giles .... assistant: Mr. Gatta
Jennette Ginsburg .... assistant: Mr. Flannigan & Mr. Pomier
Eric Green .... marketing and publicity
Felisha N. Grice .... set production assistant
Chris Hadlock .... assistant production coordinator
James Jereza .... set medic
Kyoko Kageyama .... travel coordinator
Michael Klastorin .... unit publicist
Alan J. Lam .... production controller
Liz Landers .... key craft service
Ed Lipscomb .... location supervisor
Michelle C. Lipscomb .... location coordinator
Jennifer Malloy .... assistant: Mr. Golin
Joan Mao .... assistant: Mr. Davidson
Tyrone McCoy .... on-set assistant: Mr. Jackson (as Ty McCoy)
Gregory McNamara .... location manager
Isaac Meisenheimer .... production assistant
John A. Metoyer .... location assistant
Steven Miramontz .... stand-in: Miguel
Aleksi Mäkelä .... visual consultant (as Aleksi Makela)
Rouslan Ovtcharoff .... production associate
Edward Poveda .... payroll accountant
Lonnie Ramati .... production business affairs
Vicki L. Sawyer .... production accountant
Dan Seligman .... assistant: Ms. Madigan & Mr. Green (as Dan Seligmann)
Oren Senderman .... assistant: Mr. Flannigan
Ann Shimabukuro .... key set production assistant
Julie Simmons .... on-set assistant: Ms. Mendes
Nikki Stanghetti .... assistant: Mr. Harlin
Ray Tamayo .... staff accountant
Tanya Thanadpojanamart .... director: distribution services
Portia Tickell .... script supervisor (as Portia Belmont)
Alexis Tippin .... accounting clerk
Arturo Lopez Uscanga .... scanning manager
Roman Viaris-de-Lesegno .... vice president finance
Dana Wilkey .... product placement
Anthony Yuse .... set production assistant
Derek Wayne Johnson .... stand-in (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Kathleen Blanco .... special thanks (as Governor Kathleen Babineaux Blanco)
Cedric B. Glover .... special thanks (as Mayor of Shreveport Cedric B. Glover)
Liisa Harjola .... thanks
Little Harlin .... thanks
Luukas Harlin .... thanks
Heini Henttu .... thanks
Markus Selin .... thanks
Lorenz Walker .... special thanks (as Mayor of Bossier City Lorenz Walker)
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for bloody images, some violence and language
Runtime:
88 min | Canada:93 min (Toronto International Film Festival) | Finland:90 min
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Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Director Trademark: [Renny Harlin] [Finland]Finnish coat of arms and flag is seen on the mirror behind Tom when he's having conversation with Eddie in the hotel room.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Tom and Ann are sitting in the Church, the back of another person sitting next to them on the pew suddenly materializes.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in In the Land of Women (2007)See more »
Soundtrack:
Sin Miedo por la CalleSee more »

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62 out of 93 people found the following review useful.
Strong acting, nice filmography.. Just to cover a thin story, 20 March 2008
Author: Lavis Jumal from Helsinki, Finland

As a finnish movie fan, it's always interesting to see a new film from Renny Harlin. Especially when Samuel L. Jackson, one of the most distinctive actors ever, is in it.

Jackson plays a crime scene cleaner, which you think would be what this movie is surrounded on. With all the C.S.I. stuff out there, it might interest some. But the scene where the story starts actually tastes like an idea where to start the story, not a theme for a movie where to excavate.

The plot is an uninspiring one, from the beginning to the end. There are some attempted details and twists to bring some life and excitement to this story. I'm sorry to say they really fail. There is no depth in this movie, and every attempt to create some is exactly that - an attempt.

This is bad cause the acting is pretty and the directing is nice. I can't really understand what the director saw in this script. Maybe the idea of creating something without special effects and exploiting the CSI-thing.

I give this one 6/10. All points going to actors and the director.

The movie is categorized as "Crime / Thriller". If you want anything good (and new) like that I suggest you see "Awake".

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