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Lies & Illusions -- A book editor from New York becomes obsessed with the author of a violent novel. She soon learns secrets about his past.

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Eric James (written by)
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Release Date:
27 August 2009 (Israel) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
A writer, torn between two lovers is hunted by spies in search of stolen diamonds. See more »
Plot:
A self help author is hunted by thugs who believe the writer holds millions of dollars in diamonds stolen by his dead fiancée. | Add synopsis »
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Suggested tag line: "Not quite the worse film ever!" See more (61 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Christian Slater ... Wes Wilson

Cuba Gooding Jr. ... Isaac Kahn

Sarah Ann Schultz ... Sam / Alicia

Christa Campbell ... Nicole

Robert Giardina ... Boone

Al Madrigal ... Martin
John Casino ... Sonny
Merritt Yohnka ... Joey

Lochlyn Munro ... Andrew
Alba Jeanne MacConnell ... Elderly Woman (as Alba Jean McConnell)
Barrie McConnell ... Elderly Man
Tracy Schornick ... Bank President
Kelly Hyde ... Bank Teller
Andrea Hubbard ... Bank Woman
Saybher Perrigo ... Maggie

Johnny Martin ... Chauncey
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Frankie Fronk ... Driver 3

Corey Large ... Master Chief
Stuart Martz ... Irish Pub Singer (voice)
R.J. Hampton ... Banquet Guest (uncredited)
Dominic Salvatore ... Boy at Bank (uncredited)

Sali Sayler ... Party guest (uncredited)
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Directed by
Tibor Takács 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Eric James  written by

Produced by
Rainer Bienger .... executive producer
Rich Cowan .... producer
Boaz Davidson .... executive producer
Danny Dimbort .... executive producer
Alicia Gelernt .... producer
Warren T. Goz .... executive producer
Mischa Jakupcak .... line producer
Avi Lerner .... executive producer
Johnny Martin .... producer
Stewart McMichael .... executive producer
David E. Ornston .... producer
Richard Salvatore .... producer
Trevor Short .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Stephen Edwards 
 
Cinematography by
Zoran Popovic 
 
Film Editing by
Jason A. Payne 
 
Casting by
Nike Imoru 
 
Production Design by
Vincent DeFelice 
 
Set Decoration by
Dan Beyer 
 
Costume Design by
Lexi Nikitas 
 
Makeup Department
Emily Chisholm .... makeup artist
Trista Jordan .... key makeup artist
Mike Meyers .... hair stylist
Myke Michaels .... personal makeup artist: Sarah Schultz
Cris Winger .... makeup artist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Tony Becerra .... second second assistant director
Thomas Kuk .... first assistant director
Johnny Martin .... second unit director
Carlos Reza .... second assistant director
Dan Thornton .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Craig Binkley .... key armourer
Cdavid Hall-cottrill .... property master
Alex Klaue .... prop assistant
Pete Moroz .... set dresser
Angela J. Smith .... set dresser
 
Sound Department
Aaron Breeden .... sound re-recording mixer
Aaron Breeden .... supervising sound editor
Adam Breeden .... sound editor
Chris Clifford .... boom operator
Daniel Douglass .... sound engineer
Mark O'Russa .... dialogue editor
Mark O'Russa .... foley recordist
Britton Ortize .... sound designer
Tom Taylor .... sound mixer
 
Special Effects by
Dean G. Roberts .... special effects technician
Carly Sertic .... special effects technician
Kai Shelton .... special effects coordinator
 
Visual Effects by
Jason Mckee .... visual effects artist
Jason Mckee .... visual effects supervisor
 
Stunts
April Littlejohn .... stunt double: Christa Campbell
Gloria O'Brien .... stunt double: Sarah Ann Schulz
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Mark L. Anderson .... first assistant camera
Philip A. Anderson .... second assistant camera: second unit (as Philip Allister Anderson)
Shaun Bowlby .... electrician
Garrett Cantrell .... dolly grip
Bob Clifford .... camera loader
Brianne Cronkhite .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Pat Ficek .... rigging gaffer
Benjamin Longsworth .... first assistant camera
Theresa Majeres .... grip
Dan Misner .... key best boy grip
Pete Moroz .... still photographer
Chris Purkiss .... best boy electric
Chris Purkiss .... grip
Rebecca Revak .... first assistant camera: second unit
Mike Vukas .... gaffer
T.J. Williams Jr. .... Steadicam operator
T.J. Williams Jr. .... assistant camera
 
Casting Department
Nike Imoru .... extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Alayna Caryl .... wardrobe assistant
Lisa Caryl-Vukas .... wardrobe supervisor (as Lisa Caryl)
Rebecca Cook .... set costumer
 
Editorial Department
Travis Berry .... assistant editor
Jennifer Schiewe .... post-production assistant
Nimrod Zalmanowitz .... digital intermediate colorist
 
Music Department
Eric Jasper .... arranger: additional music
Eric Jasper .... musician: trumpet
Michael Pelavin .... arranger: additional music
Michael Pelavin .... musician: guitar
Michael Pelavin .... score mixer
 
Transportation Department
Alayna Caryl .... driver: cast
Shannon Freeman .... van driver
Jhon Goodwin .... driver: Cuba Gooding Jr.
Mike Kjolso .... transportation coordinator
Shawn Odom .... driver
Seth Pickens .... driver
Rick Wiley .... driver: camera car
Jason Yarbrough .... driver
 
Other crew
Alan Lee Baker .... key set production assistant
Michael Bethely .... production assistant
Devon Boyd .... senior v.p. finance
Jared Briley .... production assistant
Cheryl Cowan .... script supervisor
Amber Grunte .... location manager
Elle House .... miscellaneous crew
Marianna di Lorenzo .... choreographer (as Marianna Seney)
Britta Lundin .... production assistant
Lonnie Ramati .... production business affairs
Tami Rotchford .... main title design
Anna Gand Sislyan .... financial analyst
Ray Tamayo .... staff accountant
Parker Thorson .... production assistant
Cody Wetherill .... location manager
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Cross Game" - Japan (English title) (DVD title)
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Rated R for violence and language
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Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: In the scene where Nicole enters the hotel room after Samantha kills the goon, the door light flashes red, which only happens when the key is invalid, yet in the next shot she is seen opening the door.See more »
Quotes:
Wes Wilson:Hey, please don't put me in this trunk. Please. Come on. I'm claustrophobic.
Boone:I don't care what kind of disease you have.
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Movie Connections:
References Going My Way (1944)See more »
Soundtrack:
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29 out of 37 people found the following review useful.
Suggested tag line: "Not quite the worse film ever!", 17 October 2009
Author: Thelightbulb from England

I'll start by defending myself for actually watching this; someone else made me watch it! This isn't so much a review, but more of a warning. DON'T WATCH IT! The plot if you read the back of the DVD sounds quite promising. A writer's (Christian Slater) fiancé is kidnapped and he finds himself being chased by violent thugs (led by Cuba Golding Jr) who believe he has some diamond that his fiancé stole from them. Nothing groundbreaking about the plot, but OK, could be a good Saturday night action film. Alas no! What we get could be reasonably described as a cheese fest. Appalling acting, an awful plot, dismal effects and shoddy camera work.

Perhaps the most depressing part about this film is watching the death of the careers of two previously promising actors. Christian Slater and Cuba Golding Jr, both have successful films behind them, but both have had a recent string of turkeys, and this should just about finish them off. However to be fair, they are probably the best thing about this film, as the supporting cast are well out of their depths.

At one point in the film, it feels as though it might just save itself in becoming a sort of spoof of action films. The fight scenes and dialogue are so bad it is hilarious. The people watching it with me were laughing harder than we have done with some comedies. The trouble is, the film isn't meant to be funny.

I think this film has one use, to show it in film school to aspiring actors, directors, cameramen etc and explain this is how not to do a film.

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