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Writers:
Lee MacDougall (play)
Lee MacDougall (written by)
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Tagline:
The perfect crime... the not so-perfect team
Plot:
Four hapless junkies plan to rob a bank. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
2 wins & 6 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Another unrecognized gem! See more (10 total) »

Cast

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Stephen Eric McIntyre ... Bug

Timothy Olyphant ... Dick

Joe Anderson ... Donnie

Rossif Sutherland ... Billy

Jon Ted Wynne ... Strung-Out Doctor
Steve Ratzlaff ... Prison Guard

Mark McKinney ... Jeremy
Ernesto Griffith ... Ken
Kelly Wolfman ... Lynn
Turk Scatliff ... Jamie

Leigh Enns ... Addict 1

Will Woytowich ... Addict 2
Susan Kelso ... Addict 3
Harry Nelken ... Addict 4
Tracy Beemer ... Nurse (as Tracy McMahon)
Ross McMillan ... Bank Manager
Mike Bell ... Moondog (as Michael Bell)

Brittany Scobie ... Alma

Sarah Constible ... Alex

Aaron Hughes ... Auto Mechanic 1
Erik Fjeldsted ... Auto Mechanic 2

Doreen Brownstone ... Cheesecake Woman
Joy Lazo ... Woman in Store
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Marjorie Roden ... Knitter at Meeting (uncredited)
Gordon Tanner ... Addict 5 (uncredited)
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Directed by
Gary Yates 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Lee MacDougall  play
Lee MacDougall  written by
Gary Yates  writer

Produced by
Robin Cass .... producer
Avi Federgreen .... co-producer
Elizabeth Jarvis .... co-producer (as Liz Jarvis)
Morris Ruskin .... executive producer
Anna Stratton .... executive producer
Gary Yates .... producer
 
Original Music by
Jonathan Goldsmith 
 
Cinematography by
Michael Marshall 
 
Film Editing by
Jeff Warren 
 
Casting by
Heidi Levitt 
 
Production Design by
Deanne Rohde 
 
Art Direction by
Larry Spittle 
 
Set Decoration by
Owen Bird 
 
Costume Design by
Maureen Petkau 
 
Makeup Department
Amanda Kuryk .... assistant makeup artist
Jennifer Machnee .... daily makeup assistant (as Jen Machnee)
Doug Morrow .... key makeup artist
Brenda Rocchio .... assistant hair stylist
Forest Sala .... key hair stylist
 
Production Management
Jan Dutton .... post-production supervisor
Avi Federgreen .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
David Antoniuk .... first assistant director
Richard Duffy .... second assistant director
Markian Saray .... third assistant director
Amanda Wowryk .... trainee assistant director
 
Art Department
Gary Barringer .... graphic artist
Lindsey Bart .... set decoration buyer
Nick Burns .... storyboard artist
Greg Gardner .... graphic artist
Rachel Kendall .... set dresser
Alexis Labra .... set dresser
Robert K. Laurie .... set dresser (as Robert Laurie)
Jeffrey Lesage .... set dresser (as Jeff Lesage)
Robb Paraskevopoulos .... leadman
Chris Roznowsky .... assistant property master
Mark Stratton .... property master
Khali Wenaus .... art department coordinator
 
Sound Department
David Caporale .... assistant sound editor
Paul Capuano .... consultant: Dolby Sound
Steph Carrier .... sound re-recording mixer
Sue Conley .... dialogue editor
Erik Culp .... foley recordist
John Elliot .... foley assistant
Steve Hammond .... foley artist
Leon Johnson .... production sound mixer
Kirk Lynds .... sound re-recording mixer
Stan Mak .... boom operator
Joe Morrow .... sound re-recording assistant
Robert Warchol .... sound effects editor
 
Special Effects by
Jimi Campbell .... special effects assistant
Mark Gebel .... special effects coordinator
Lawrence Van Went .... special effects first assistant
 
Visual Effects by
Shane Jackson .... 2D compositor
 
Stunts
Lori MacKay .... utility stunts
Garth Merkeley .... stunt double
Chuck Robinson .... stunt performer
Sam Robinson .... stunt performer
Dan Skene .... stunt performer
Rick Skene .... stunt coordinator
Sean Skene .... stunt coordinator
Dwayne Wiley .... stunt double
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Mark Chow .... camera operator
Gabriel Daniels .... best boy grip
Terence Fuller .... grip
Marlin Greyeyes .... daily electrician
Casey Harrison .... second assistant camera
Ronald Hodgson .... lead electrician
Jonathan Kennedy .... lamp operator
Lainie Knox .... first assistant camera
Steve Madden .... key grip
Aaron Mallin .... second assistant camera: 'b' camera
Laurence Mardon .... gaffer
Conor McGoey .... daily grip
Jim McNulty .... genny operator
Reil Munro .... dolly grip
Ryan Roberts .... second assistant camera
Chris Roy .... grip
Rebecca Sandulak .... gallery photographer
Ben Stouffer .... best boy electric
Paul Suderman .... camera operator: 'b' camera
Shauna Townley .... first assistant camera: 'b' camera
Brian Tuesday .... daily grip
Terry Wowchuk .... still photographer
 
Casting Department
Sara Kay .... casting: Toronto
Patricia Kress .... extras casting assistant
Jenny Lewis .... casting: Toronto
Lori Stefaniuk .... background casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Michelle Boulet .... key costumer
Meg McMillan .... daily costumer
Sandra Soke .... costume assistant (as Sandy Soke)
Amy Sztulwark .... assistant costume designer
Angela Wells .... costume truck supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Louis Casado .... color timer
Jim Fleming .... digital film colorist
Will Hearn .... on-line editor
Chris Mayo .... on-line editor
Michelle Szemberg .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Michael Banton-Jones .... score mixer
Jonathan Goldsmith .... musician: guitar, keyboards, bass, programming
Yuri Gorbachow .... music editor
Michael Perlmutter .... music supervisor (as Michael A. Perlmutter)
Lise Beauchesne .... assistant music editor (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
John Mysyk .... transportation coordinator
 
Other crew
Lindsay Affleck .... assistant production coordinator
Neal Baksh .... location manager
Dave Brown .... firearms safety coordinator
Denys Curle .... craft service
Claude Forest .... insurance broker
Andrew Gallinger .... assistant location manager
Sara Holmes .... post production accountant
Cathie Hutfluss .... medical consultant
Ross Ikeda .... production accountant consultant
Patricia Jagger .... script supervisor
Michelle Angela King .... production assistant
Alf Kollinger .... stand-in
Judy Penner .... first assistant accountant
Marguerite Pigott .... story editor
RoseAnna Schick .... unit publicist
Jayson Schimnowski .... production assistant
Andrew Schulz .... locations key
Hanna Tower .... production coordinator
Brian Turley .... production accountant
Matt Webber .... stand-in
Dwayne Wiley .... horse coordinator
Adam Wojtowicz .... executive assistant
Ryan Wuckert .... location scout
 
Thanks
Steward Aziz .... special thanks
Kenny Boyce .... special thanks
Sam Eigen .... special thanks
Fred Fuchs .... special thanks
John Galway .... special thanks
Martin Harbury .... special thanks
Jim Heber .... special thanks
Moira Holmes .... special thanks
Glenn Hughes .... special thanks
Dan Lyon .... special thanks
Anne MacKenzie .... special thanks
David McCallum .... special thanks
Steve Morrison .... special thanks
Charles Northcote .... special thanks
Brandon Paine .... special thanks
Dan Peel .... special thanks
Kevin Pollak .... special thanks
Carrie Paupst Shaughnessy .... thanks
Catherine Stuart .... special thanks
Peter Sussman .... special thanks
Brian Sweet .... special thanks
Jane Tattersall .... special thanks
Keith Tomasek .... special thanks
Paul Vella .... thanks
Carole Vivier .... special thanks
Ralph Zimmerman .... special thanks
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for drug use, pervasive language and some violence
Runtime:
Germany:80 min (Berlin International Film Festival)
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Certification:
Argentina:16 | Canada:18A (Alberta/Manitoba/Ontario) | Canada:14A (British Columbia) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | New Zealand:R18 | Portugal:M/16 | South Korea:18 | USA:R (certificate #45824)
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Did You Know?

Goofs:
Anachronisms: When Billy is walking by the bank, a late-model Dodge Ram can be seen reflected in the window. The film is set in 1983.See more »
Quotes:
Dick:We need Donnie. We need his perfect little criminal mind.See more »
Movie Connections:
References The Tenant (1976)See more »
Soundtrack:
Some Sing, Some DanceSee more »

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10 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
Another unrecognized gem!, 5 June 2011
Author: John Jennings from United States

Caught this on Showtime, and it struck me as a real gem flying low under the radar. Though obviously not big budget, it held my interest and really worked. Excellent script, acting, etc. (For some reason it reminded me of Dustin Hoffman's "Straight Time".)

While Showtime has far more than its share of truly awful gay vampire flesh eating low budget considerable violations of the film genre pieces of crapola, sometimes, "even a blind pig finds an acorn every now and then."

Consider this little jewel a humble acorn undeserved by Showtime.

This flick really works. I've done some time on the street, and have seen the interaction of morons with reality. One is left pondering that classic bit of wisdom, "The best laid plans of mice and men, often go astray..."

But, even if you are a loser, you have to play out your hand. What the arty fartsy French existentialists would term, "La condition humaine."

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