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26 June 2010 (Spain) See more »
A game of life & death. See more »
A thief tries to fix the damage done during the biggest heist of his career. | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Val Kilmer ... John Cologne

Bobb'e J. Thompson ... Antoine

Richard Edson ... Manny

Marg Helgenberger ... Alice

Ivana Milicevic ... Cheryl

Lobo Sebastian ... Jimmy Espinosa

Michael Muhney ... Detective Daniels

Sean Blakemore ... Officer Walters

Wilmer Valderrama ... Max

Ashley Johnson ... Alana

Mark Kelly ... Leonard

Miles Platt ... Edward

Jack McGee ... Paul

Courtney Thomas ... Woman

Shelley Malil ... Babul

Dot-Marie Jones ... Cop #1
Wilson Tai ... Tech Cop (as Wilson W. Tai)

Larrs Jackson ... Executive Man

Melissa R. Bacelar ... Cute Girl in Park (as Melissa Bacelar)

Rick Avery ... Driver

Bryan Hanna ... Jake

David Winston Barge ... Detective
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sadey Paige Nifong ... Kid in the Park
Tayelor Nifong ... Parade Kid
Marie Antoinette ... Woman (uncredited)
Rocco Passafaro ... Freddie (uncredited)

Marc Schaffer ... Garbage Truck Driver (uncredited)

John H. Tobin ... Viola Player (uncredited)

Eric Thomas Wilson ... Cop #2 (uncredited)

Directed by
Charles Burmeister 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Charles Burmeister  written by

Produced by
Eric Amadio .... executive producer
Evan Astrowsky .... producer
Dana Brunetti .... producer
Simon Fawcett .... executive producer
Bruce Wayne Gillies .... line producer
Ewa Jakubas .... producer
Val Kilmer .... producer
Donald Kushner .... executive producer
Bert Marcus .... executive producer
Joseph Merhi .... executive producer
Jack Nasser .... executive producer
Wojtek Palys .... executive producer
Elie Samaha .... executive producer
Kevin Spacey .... producer
Jonathan Yudis .... executive producer
Mark Brooke .... executive producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Michael A. Levine 
Cinematography by
Julio Macat 
Film Editing by
Jake Pushinsky 
Casting by
Chadwick Struck 
Production Design by
Linda Burton 
Art Direction by
Christopher M. Ridino  (as Chris Ridino)
Costume Design by
Johanna Argan 
Makeup Department
David Atherton .... makeup artist: Val Kilmer
David Atherton .... makeup department head
Yuko T. Koach .... assistant makeup artist (as Yuko Tokunaga)
Peter Montagna .... key makeup artist
Traci E. Smithe .... key hair stylist
Production Management
Dureyshevar .... post-production supervisor
Jeff Fitzpatrick .... unit production manager (as Jeff Carlson)
Charlie Talbert .... production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Joe McDougall .... first assistant director
Jake Pushinsky .... second unit director
Jason Rodgers .... second assistant director
Sofia Strehlow .... second second assistant director
Art Department
Alona P. Acerden .... greensman
Anthony A. Altomare .... assistant art director
Tom Brainard .... art department coordinator
Carrie Brody .... laborer
Christopher Cuneo .... propmaker gang boss
Steve Dennis .... scenic painter
Nicolas Locke .... assistant art director
Jimmy Martinez .... laborer
Jake Nelson .... storyboard artist
Scott Nifong .... property master
Carl Nunez .... greens foreman
Ronnie Rose .... labor foreman
Palmer Schallon .... carpenter
Steven Sutphen .... assistant property master
William Sutphen .... set dresser
Bill Thompson .... propmaker
Taylor Thompson .... set dresser
Maria Vargas .... labor foreman
Phillip Vargas .... laborer
Maret Wicken .... painter gangboss
Roy T. Wood .... carpenter
Sound Department
Willy Allen .... adr editor
Willy Allen .... dialogue supervisor
Jason Brennan .... sound re-recording mixer
Jeremy Gray .... studio engineer
Ian Michael Griffith .... post sound coordinator
Patrick M. Griffith .... supervising sound editor
Greg Jefferson .... adr mixer
Greg Jefferson .... adr recordist
Anthony Krajchir .... sound engineer
Steve McCarty .... sound effects editor
Sharon Michaels .... walla group coordinator
Steve Morantz .... sound mixer
Joe Origlieri .... additional sound recordist
Thomas Popp .... sound utility
Santiago Recio .... sound re-recording mixer
Sergio Reyes .... sound re-recording mixer
Cathleen Rowland .... foley artist
Cathleen Rowland .... foley editor
Galen L. Senogles .... foley artist
Galen L. Senogles .... foley editor
Greg Townsend .... sound engineer
Shannan Vergow .... sound consultant: Dolby
Aaron Wallace .... boom operator
Special Effects by
John C. Hartigan .... special effects coordinator
Zak Knight .... special effects foreman
Steve Newquist .... pyrotechnician
Visual Effects by
O.T. Hight .... inferno artist
Rick Avery .... stunt performer
Chuck Borden .... stunt coordinator
Ben Hernandez Bray .... stunts (as Ben Bray)
Art Camacho .... stunts
Steve Hart .... stunts
Cole McCay .... stunts
Thomas Rosales Jr. .... stunts (as Tommy Rosales)
Marc Schaffer .... stunt double
Camera and Electrical Department
Manuel Alvarado .... electrician
Sebastian Amiri .... assistant chief lighting technician (as Sebastien Amiri)
Steven 'Spike' Barnes .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Monty Bass .... dolly grip
Stephenie Blakemore .... electrician (as Stephanie Blakemore)
Mark Brinegar .... electrician (as Mark D. Brinegar)
Francisco Bulgarelli .... electrician
Dwight Campbell .... chief lighting technician
Adam Castro .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Andrew Chojnacki .... additional grip
W. Ty Crawford .... grip
Mike Flaningam .... grip (as Michael Flanigam)
Trevor Fulks .... best boy grip
Neil Jacobs .... still photographer
Mike 'Flee' Lee .... electrician
Bruce Letterman .... grip
Anthony Lockerman .... grip
Max Macat .... camera production assistant
Grg Magidow .... first assistant camera: "b" camera (as Greg Magidow)
Michael McDuffee .... electrician
Don Muirhead .... Steadicam operator
Don Muirhead .... camera operator: "a" camera
Ryan Muirhead .... clapper loader
Stephen Pazanti .... first assistant camera: second unit (as Steve Pazanti)
Cricket Peters .... electrician (as S. Cricket Peters)
Germano Saracco .... director of photography: second unit
R. Michael Stringer .... key grip
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Michele Flynn .... key wardrobe supervisor
Corrine Larson .... set costumer
Tim Wilson .... costumer
Editorial Department
Christopher Currall .... on-line editor
Fred Eldridge .... final colorist
David Kern .... additional editor
Joi McMillon .... first assistant editor
Barry Murphy .... additional editor
Chris Van Duyn .... post-production coordinator
Christine Wilcock .... post-production coordinator
Music Department
Peter G. Adams .... composer: additional music
Peter G. Adams .... music arranger
Scott Bruzenak .... composer: additional music
John DeBorde .... music arranger
Nima Fakhrara .... assistant to composer (as Nima)
The LA Strings .... musician: strings
Ryan Leach .... composer: additional music
Ryan Leach .... music editor
Daniel Lessner .... composer: additional music
William Richter .... composer: additional music
Michael Teoli .... music assistant
Transportation Department
Corey Askins .... transportation coordinator
Eli Lozano .... driver
Greg Taylor .... transportation captain
Other crew
Alan Abrams .... finance and distribution counsel
Aric Bendaric .... location manager
Michael Berge .... key set production assistant (as Mike 'Mailman' Berge)
Steve Berman .... completion bond
Ian Campbell .... assistant: Mr. Brunetti
Amy D'Alessandro .... titles
Tim Farrands .... crafts service assistant
Andy Franzen .... production assistant
Aviv Gazit .... production assistant
Sherie Giehtbrock .... script supervisor
Debi Hampton .... assistant production coordinator
Don M. Hardison .... production counsel
Katy Shelor Harvey .... production assistant (as Katy Shelor)
Chris Heiliger .... office production assistant
Adele Heydenrich .... assistant to val kilmer
Debra Hogg .... assistant production office coordinator
Kysa Koenig .... production assistant
Kelli Lassen .... assistant location manager
Grace Lee .... set production assistant
Sloane Lewis .... production assistant
Ella Marcus .... craft service
Pat McConville .... production assistant (as Patrick McConville)
Douglas W. McHenry .... production accountant
Debbie Pearl .... animal coordinator
Justin Petty .... office production assistant
David Albert Pierce .... finance and production legal
Audra Rodgers .... production coordinator (as Audra Cervantes)
Cassandra Noboa Sicre .... set producer
Carter Swan .... assistant: Evan Astrowsky
Cindy Swartz .... set medic
Charlie Talbert .... location supervisor
Walter Tasbas .... set intern
Arjen van Eijmeren .... production assistant
Matt Vodvarka .... office production assistant

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Rated R for some violence and language
90 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Val Kilmer had to undergo over an hour of daily makeup to look older for the role. Kilmer insisted on this to increase realism and even brought in his makeup artist from Tombstone (1993) to facilitate the desired "raw" look.See more »
Continuity: Most readily apparent during close ups of Johnny inserting coins into the pay phone, beginning with the phone call that Johnny makes to Manny to warn him, and subsequent call, the type of pay phone Johnny is using, changes repeatedly from one that has the coin slot towards the left side and the coin return lever to the right side, to the type that has the coin slot to the extreme right and the return lever towards the center and back again.See more »
Antoine:Do you have gaydar?See more »
Movie Connections:
References "The Price Is Right" (1956)See more »
They Took The FallSee more »


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7 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
Kilmer at his best, 10 December 2008
Author: valleyjohn from United Kingdom

Columbus Day - My Review Current mood: hungover Category: Movies, TV, Celebrities

Val Kilmer has had a strange sort of career. At it's height he starred in some big movies such as Top Gun , Batman Forever and heat but since then he had made countless unremarkable films including some real bad ones , the worst being The Saint. I'm not sure the reason for the career slump but i think it might have something to with the reputation he got for being an awkward and moody , on and off set. Whatever the reason I'm please to announce the The Kilmer is back with undoubtedly one his best performances seen in recent years!

After the heist of his life, a thief hides out in a city park as he plans to strike a deal to unload the stolen goods. There, he begins an unusual friendship with a precocious boy, prompting him to reach out via phone to his ex-wife and estranged daughter, who he hopes will reunite with him now that he is about to be rich. As his business deal begins to unravel, he fights to keep the kid out of harm's way and escape to Florida to join up with his family.

Forget that this is a heist movie because that is only a sub plot in what is a superbly acted and directed movie about people , friendship and the fight with what should be their priorities in life.

The interaction between John Cologne ( Kilmer) and 12 year old ( Antoine) Bobb'e J. Thompson is delightful. At first Cologne finds him a distraction but the young boys charm draws him in and they end up with a strong Bond between them.

There are also some good cameos from Marg Helgenberger ( of C.S I Fame) and Lobo Sebastian who plays gangland boss Jimmy Espinosa

Director Charles Burmeister has made a little gem of a movie here that may well give Val Kilmer the career boost that undoubtedly his acting deserves.

Apparently Val Kilmer had to undergo over an hour of daily makeup to look older for the role but to be fair apart from putting on a few pounds he didn't look to different from the old days.

Columbus Day just goes to show that you don't need big budgets and multi million dollar stars to make a great movie.

8 out of 10

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