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Already Dead -- Thomas Archer (Ron Eldard, Black Hawk Down) had it all: a beautiful wife, a powerful job, and a beloved son. But when an intruder breaks into his home, kills his son and brutalize his wife, Archer's ideal life is shattered. When the police fail to find the killer, his therapist (Christopher Plummer, A Beautiful Mind) directs Archer to a covert agency that specializes in hunting down ruthless cr..
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Writers (WGA):
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23 July 2008 (Japan) See more »
...But Never Too Late For Revenge
When Thomas Archer's happy & successful life is all but ruined following a horrific attack he is presented... See more » | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Ron Eldard ... Thomas Archer

Til Schweiger ... The Man

Patrick Kilpatrick ... The Detective

Geoff Pierson ... Pierce

Marisa Coughlan ... Sarah Archer

Christopher Plummer ... Dr. Heller
Conery Hoffman ... Van Driver
Victoria Vande Vegte ... Babysitter

Gregg Berger ... Voice (voice) (as Greg Berger)

Christian Stolte ... Voice 2 (voice)
Freddie Joe Farnsworth ... Gunman 1

Sonny Tipton ... Gunman 2

David Rowden ... Gunman 3

Bryan Friday ... Unseen Attacker

Paul Lacovara ... Unseen Attacker

Brian Avery ... Gunman

Matt Baker ... Gunman
Jake Crawford ... Gunman

Tony Donno ... Gunman

Frankie 'G' Garbutt ... Gunman (as Frank Garbett)

Shawn Crowder ... Gunman
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Henry Fleming Wood ... Gunman #10 (uncredited)

Directed by
Joe Otting 
Writing credits
Joe Chappelle (screenplay)

Robert Archer Lynn (story) (as Robert Lynn) &
David Alford (story)

Produced by
Albert T. Dickerson III .... co-executive producer
Christopher Eberts .... producer
Colleen Griffen .... producer
Gary Hamilton .... executive producer
Kia Jam .... producer
Sheila Kerrigan .... associate producer
Harrison Kordestani .... executive producer
David U. Lee .... producer
Jackie Olson .... producer
Tony Roman .... associate producer
Hugo Shong .... executive producer
Steven Squillante .... producer (as Steve Squillante)
Steve VandeVegte .... executive producer (as Steve Vande Vegte)
Steven Weigle .... associate producer
Original Music by
Nathan Furst (music by)
Cinematography by
Eric Trageser (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Adam Sobocienski 
Casting by
Michael Hothorn 
Production Design by
Ermanno Di Febo-Orsini 
Art Direction by
Michael Barton  (as Mike Barton)
Set Decoration by
Marina Starec 
Costume Design by
Bonnie Stauch 
Makeup Department
Laurene Alvarado .... makeup assistant
Art Anthony .... effects makeup
Jerri Lynn Ayer .... key hair stylist (as Jerri Lynn Marlborough)
Dean Jones .... makeup department head
Starr Jones .... key makeup artist
Rachel Lee .... hair stylist
Production Management
Traceigh Scottel .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Dan Katzman .... first assistant director
Josh Oliver .... second assistant director
Dominick Scarola .... additional second second assistant director
Tobijah Tyler .... second second assistant director
Art Department
Jason lee Bartley .... leadman (as Jason Bartley)
Bethany Barton .... scenic (as Bethany Hogan)
Bonnie Betancourt .... property master (as Bonnie Temple)
John Betancourt .... shopper
Jon Haaz .... property master: weapons (as Jon 'Pyro' Haaz)
Fabio Masciopinto .... construction coordinator
Aaron Meziere .... additional swing
Morgan Moore .... scenic
Luke O'Gara .... swing
Mike Penich .... storyboard artist
Julie Sullivan .... art department coordinator (as Sierra Julie Sullivan)
Chadwhick Whitehead .... swing
Sound Department
William H. Angarola .... sales sound: Warner Brothers Post Production (as Bill Angarola)
Onnalee Blank .... sound designer
Onnalee Blank .... supervising sound editor
Timothy A. Cleveland .... background sound effects editor (as Tim Cleveland)
Timothy A. Cleveland .... effects editor (as Tim Cleveland)
David M. Cowan .... supervising dialogue editor (as Dave Cowan)
Adam De Coster .... foley artist (as Adam DeCofter)
Lorita de la Cerna .... adr mixer
Paul J. Diller .... background sound effects editor (as Paul Diller)
Paul J. Diller .... effects editor (as Paul Diller)
Kenny Fewell .... sound supervisor assistant
Jeremy J. Gordon .... supervising adr editor (as Jeremy Gordon)
Todd Grace .... re-recording mixer: dialogue
Warren Kleiman .... adr mixer
Tim LeBlanc .... re-recording mixer: sound effects
Cynthia Merrill .... foley artist
Coleman Metts .... sound mixer
Geordy Sincavage .... foley mixer
Lou Thomas .... background sound effects editor
Ace Williams .... boom operator
Special Effects by
Jason Dodd .... special effects technician
Wayne Eaton .... special effects technician
Beverley Hartigan .... special effects coordinator
Matt Odell .... special effects technician
Frank L. Pope .... special effects coordinator: pyro
Charles A. Price .... special effects technician (as Charles Price)
Neil Smith .... special effects technician
Visual Effects by
Andrew Bardusk .... compositor
James Betteridge .... compositor
Bruce W. Cathcart .... artist: Avid DS (as Bruce Cathcart)
Erik Dehkhoda .... compositor
Erick Geisler .... effects supervisor
John Lindstein .... cg supervisor
Greg Anderson .... stunt double: Dr. Heller
Clint Lilley .... stunt coordinator
Sonny Tipton .... additional stunt coordinator (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Victor Avila .... film loader
Bruce Bebee Jr. .... night lights technician
Glendel R. Bondoc .... grip (as Glendel Bondoc)
Jeremie Brilliant .... additional grip
Ashley Carpenter .... additional second assistant camera
Andrew Chojnacki .... additional grip (as Andy Chojnacki)
Dan Connor .... dolly grip
Daniel Cotroneo .... electrician
Ricardo Diaz .... additional grip
Michael DiGiovanni .... additional grip
Steve Dorman .... key grip
Jace Edwards .... grip
Stan Eng .... electrician
Taryn Freitas .... still photographer
Alex Gaynor .... additional electrician
Luis Gomez .... additional second assistant camera
George MacDonald .... balloon technician
James Madigan .... grip (as James P. Madigan)
Jean-Pierre Marangokis .... electrician (as Jean-Pierre Marangakis)
Gideon Markham .... gaffer
Isaac Martin .... electrician
Chris Monroe .... grip
Matthew Newcomer .... best boy grip (as Matt Newcomer)
Michael Piekutowski .... additional best boy electric
Andrew W. Robinson .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Dale Robinson .... additional still photographer
Jacob Ross .... additional grip
Kevin Sheedy .... additional grip
Michael Skor .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Mark Sondag .... best boy electric
Kara Stephens .... camera operator: "b" camera
Victoria Tidmarch .... second assistant camera
Tim van der Linden .... additional electrician
Craig Wadlin .... additional grip
Jon Zarkos .... first assistant camera
Casting Department
Jeremy Gordon .... casting associate
Danielle Sisk .... casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
George Cooper .... additional costumer
Jordana Leeds .... additional costumer
Svea Macek .... additional costumer
Pattey Ryane .... set costumer
Tara Sanovich .... costume supervisor
Editorial Department
Stephen Birdsong .... digital intermediate editor
Andrew Drapkin .... digital intermediate colorist
Erick Geisler .... digital intermediate supervisor
Zach Neumeyer .... first assistant editor
Jason Ramsey .... colorist: dailies
Steve Tannen .... digital intermediate executive producer
David Urbina .... second assistant editor
Lance Spindler .... post-production (uncredited)
Location Management
Wally Uchida .... location manager
Music Department
Todd Grace .... music re-recording mixer
Matt Shelton .... music editor (as Matt Sheldon)
Transportation Department
Kirk D. Barton .... driver (as Kirk Barton)
Kelly Burnette .... driver
Michael Burnette .... transportation coordinator (as Michael A. Burnette Sr.)
Neil Chisholm .... driver (as Neil Chisolm)
Louis Dargenzio .... driver
Jeremiah Hauser .... driver
Jody Hauser .... driver (as Jodi Hauser)
Michael Highfield .... driver
Lee Jennings .... driver
Peter Ortega .... driver
Jimmy Otero .... driver
Keith Richell .... driver
Carlos Robles .... driver
Fred Sanchez .... driver
Chris Smallwood .... driver
William Smallwood .... transportation captain
Other crew
Will Alovis .... script supervisor
Maxine Bloom .... additional craft service
Blake Cauthen .... additional office production assistant
Russell Chadwick .... additional set production assistant
Mike Colwin .... set production assistant (as Michael Colwin)
Helen de Vivien .... production coordinator
Alison Ebbert .... stand-in
David Falicki .... additional medic
Chrysa Freeman .... production secretary
Joshua Lou Friedman .... additional set production assistant (as Joshua Friedman)
Rupert Garcia .... first assistant accountant
Tobin Hale .... additional medic
Joseph Hall .... additional set production assistant
Ariel Halpern .... additional script supervisor
Blaine G. Houserman .... production accountant (as Blaine Houserman)
Jeff Kempler .... additional set production assistant
Ken Kern .... office production assistant
Kelly Kroells .... scheduler
Jennifer Lassalette .... craft service
Sven E. Lindstrom .... stand-in
John L. Long .... additional set production assistant
Jose Lopez .... cook
Nery Arnold Lopez .... assistant cook (as Nery Lopez)
Sandra Martinez .... additional office production assistant
Andrew Myatt .... office production assistant
Adam Nelson .... set production assistant
Ali-Reza Nusrat .... additional office production assistant
Pascal .... stand-in for Patrick Kilpatrick (as Pascal Cooper)
Pascal .... stand-in (as Pascal Cooper)
Keith Philiips .... stand-in
Devan Richardson .... key craft service (as Devan A. Richardson)
Zack Ruderman .... additional office production assistant (as Zachary Ruderman)
Julie Stevens .... studio teacher
Justin Taylor .... medic
James Tucker .... stand-in
Daniel Wasserman .... additional set production assistant
Dru Zipkin .... additional set production assistant
Jamie Afifi .... special thanks
Alfonso C. Aguirre .... special thanks
Julie Attenborough .... special thanks
Nick Bhirombhakdi .... special thanks
Nong Bhirombhakdi .... special thanks
Mia Chang .... special thanks
Robert Chang .... special thanks
Carter Cohn .... special thanks
Robert Darwell .... special thanks
Jonathan Deckter .... special thanks
John Durham .... special thanks
Allen Fischer .... special thanks
Herman Hagan .... special thanks
Char Holiday .... special thanks
Bill Jacks .... special thanks
Frances Kortekaas .... special thanks (as Francis Kortekaas)
Ed Kozaryn .... special thanks
Rick Ledyard .... special thanks
Karen Levinson .... special thanks
Cary Meadow .... special thanks
Andrew Meyer .... special thanks
Steve Miller .... special thanks
Otis Morgan .... special thanks
Jessica Nicklesberg .... special thanks
Lou Pitt .... special thanks
Alina Y. Qiu .... special thanks (as Alina Qui)
J.B. Roberts .... special thanks
Stephen L. Saltzman .... special thanks (as Stephen Saltzman)
Nancy Sheehan .... special thanks
Paul Allen Smith .... special thanks
Weston Suh .... special thanks
Daniel Sullivan .... special thanks
Steve Tannen .... special thanks
Evan Tripoli .... special thanks
Jonathan Turk .... special thanks
Curtis Wong .... special thanks
Steven Zager .... special thanks
Crew believed to be complete

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Rated R for violence and language
93 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Revealing mistakes: While tied to a chair in an abandoned warehouse, the murder suspect has a large nail driven through his hand. Later, however, this serious injury doesn't bother him when he uses a crowbar to pry open a heavy steel door, effectively fires several weapons, and works himself through many confined areas while trying to escape.See more »
[first lines]
Thomas Archer:[cell phone rings] Archer...
Voice #1:The north-bound arriving. You get on it.
Thomas Archer:Is he alive?
Voice #1:Just get on the train.
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35 out of 44 people found the following review useful.
A Superb Action Thriller!, 8 January 2008
Author: Mr Saxon from United Kingdom

It seems strange to me that we live in an age where scripts for mediocre thrillers such as "Firewall" can draw a big name like Harrison Ford whilst this little gem goes seemingly unnoticed. However, don't let the absence of any A-list Hollywood names stop you from checking out "Already Dead" because Ron Eldard and Til Schweiger are perfectly cast here. Never heard of them? Don't worry - you'll probably recognise them when you see their faces and, if there really is a God, they'll both soon headline much bigger movies.

What's fantastic about "Already Dead" is that it doesn't waste time getting into the story. The movie begins with events set in motion. Our first scene introduces us to Thomas Archer, a man evidently in some degree of emotional turmoil, as he walks through a train station with a large bag. What's in the bag? As he makes his journey towards his destination the audience is given brief flashbacks which bring you up to speed on what has already happened. As the present events unfold, the flashbacks continue until they intersect at a specific point and Thomas Archer is posed with a terrible decision.

I won't mention any more of the storyline because, for me, one of the highlights was the way in which it progressed. Another review on IMDb mentioned the lack of surprises which makes me wonder if we saw the same movie. I was continually wondering about the motivations of certain characters (in particular, Schweiger's character who is simply known as 'The Man') and the ending I predicted never occurred (yet still fully satisfied me). I also have to take issue with another reviewer's comments that the movie was 'slow in the middle'. I didn't find that all.

Despite "Already Dead" being a very polished production, it is deliberately filmed in a very raw way which mainly uses hand-held cameras to make you feel as though you're there with Archer during the movie. Good performances from the two leads as well as the supporting actors (Patrick Kilpatrick and Christopher Plummer) ensure that you're gripped throughout. It also manages to not outstay its welcome; there certainly weren't any moments when I found myself looking at my watch.

If you like smart thrillers with lots of action, I'd definitely recommend checking out "Already Dead". I'd also recommend not reading about the plot beforehand. Watch it without any knowledge of what will be happening and you'll find yourself pleasantly surprised.

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