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  (in credits order)

Al Pacino ... Detective Charles Stanford

Channing Tatum ... Jonathan 'Milk' White

James Ransone ... Officer Thomas Prudenti

Ray Liotta ... Captain Marion Mathers

Katie Holmes ... Kerry White

Ursula Parker ... Charolette 'Charlie' White

Brian Gilbert ... Young Vinnie (Carter)

Tracy Morgan ... Vincent Carter (Adult)

Jake Cherry ... Jonathan 'Milk' White (Young)
Simone Joy Jones ... Young Vicky (as Simone Jones)

Juliette Binoche ... Loren Bridges
Lemon Andersen ... Geronimo (as Lemon Anderson)

Roger Guenveur Smith ... Hanky

Michael Rivera ... Dominican Nada Puerto Rican
Sean Cregan ... Martinez

Karen Christie-Ward ... Olive Oil

Peter Anthony Tambakis ... Dispatcher Numnuts (as Peter Tambakis)
Marilyn Dobrin ... Grandma White
Decorte Snipes ... Adult Vicky

Craig Walker ... Other Cop

Johnnie Mae ... Vinny's Mother

Oberon K.A. Adjepong ... Vinny's Mother's Boyfriend
Malik Cherry ... Kid #1
Tevon Flemming ... Kid #2

Tony Vasquez ... Hector J. Uhuyes

Pat Kiernan ... News Reporter #1

Gisella Marengo ... News Reporter #2

Ralph Rodriguez ... Sientate Rodriguez
George James ... Grandpa
Rev. Paul Bearer ... Officer Pregnant Bitch (as Paul 'The Reverend' Poplawski)
Michelle Wanum ... News Reporter Walnum (voice)
Iesha Richardson ... Top Floor Iesha

Dito Montiel ... Vomit Bum
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Uzimann ... Trader (uncredited)

Directed by
Dito Montiel 
Writing credits
Dito Montiel (written by)

Produced by
Brian Bell .... line producer
Ç. Duygu Bingöl .... executive producer
Boaz Davidson .... executive producer
Danny Dimbort .... executive producer
Patricia Eberle .... executive producer
Cassian Elwes .... executive producer
Alex Francis .... executive producer
Joy Gorman .... co-executive producer
Avi Lerner .... executive producer
Dito Montiel .... producer
Jake Pushinsky .... executive producer
Lonnie Ramati .... co-executive producer
Richard Rionda Del Castro .... executive producer
Trevor Short .... executive producer
Trudie Styler .... executive producer
John Thompson .... producer
Holly Wiersma .... producer
Original Music by
Jonathan Elias 
David Wittman 
Cinematography by
Benoît Delhomme (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Jake Pushinsky 
Casting by
Kerry Barden 
Paul Schnee 
Production Design by
Beth Mickle 
Art Direction by
Michael Ahern 
Set Decoration by
Carrie Stewart 
Costume Design by
Sandra Hernandez 
Makeup Department
Kymbra Callaghan .... key makeup artist
Rose Chatterton .... hair stylist: Mr. Pacino
Leslie Fuller .... key makeup artist
Fabian Garcia .... hair department head
Sharon Ilson .... makeup department head (as Sharon Ilson Burke)
Michael Laudati .... makeup artist: Mr. Pacino
Duane Moody .... hair stylist: Mr. Morgan
Johnny Mooi .... key hair stylist (as Johnny Maruyama Mooi)
Adenike Wright .... hair stylist
Kat Drazen .... hair stylist (uncredited)
Production Management
Brian Bell .... unit production manager
Devorah DeVries .... production supervisor: Queens (as Deborah DeVries)
Todd Gilbert .... executive in charge of post-production: Millennium Films
Katie Mustard .... production supervisor
Sarah Parker .... post-production supervisor (as Sarah R. Parker)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Arianne Apicelli .... second second assistant director
Urs Hirschbiegel .... first assistant director
Brian Kenyon .... second assistant director
Justin Ritson .... second second assistant director: helicopter unit (uncredited)
Art Department
Michael Boucher .... additional set dresser (as Mike Boucher)
Peter Bundrick .... key construction foreman
Daniel Fisher .... property master (as Dan Fisher)
Emily Gaunt .... charge scenic
William Groom .... scenic artist
Richard Hebrank .... construction coordinator (as Rich Hebrank)
Rachel Jones .... art department coordinator
Jessie Katz .... art department assistant
Beth Kuhn .... scenic artist (as Mary-Beth Kuhn)
Michael Leather .... leadman
Robert Ludemann .... graphic designer
Michele Mayas .... camera scenic (as Michelle Mayas)
Eugene Melvin .... foreman
Michael Miller .... key construction grip
Daniel Neroda .... set dresser (as Dan Neroda)
Lisa Nilsson .... buyer/dresser
John Raffaele .... set dresser
Maia Rose .... on-set dresser (as Maia Danielle Rose)
Zach Selter .... additional set dresser
Gary Sommers .... additional set dresser
Alexis Weiss .... assistant property master
Russell Barnes .... set modeler (uncredited)
Laura Lerner .... scenic artist (uncredited)
Ray Parada .... art department work (uncredited)
James Whelan .... set dresser (uncredited)
Sound Department
Jamie Baker .... foley editor
Marko A. Costanzo .... foley artist (as Marko Costanzo)
Bryan Dembinski .... sound mixer
Sherrell Hodges .... sound studio manager
Paul Hsu .... supervising sound editor
Amanda Jacques .... boom operator
Thomas W. Jordan .... boom operator (as Tom Jordan)
George A. Lara .... foley mixer (as George Lara)
Marissa Littlefield .... adr editor
Branka Mrkic .... dialogue editor (as Branka Mrkic-Tana)
Clémence Stoloff .... assistant sound editor (as Clemence Stoloff)
Robert Dehn .... sound studio manager (uncredited)
Steven Iba .... adr mixer (uncredited)
David Staricha .... sound editor (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Drew Jiritano .... special effects coordinator
Andrew Mortelliti .... special effects foreman
Visual Effects by
Peter Berky .... visual effects supervisor: Budapest, Identity FX
Attila Csepy .... graphic designer: Identity FX
Molle DeBartolo .... digital clean-up artist: Deluxe New York & Next Element by Deluxe
Andrea Grosz .... visual effects coordinator: Identity FX (as Anrea Grosz)
Pency Kinnard .... digital compositor: Identity FX
Marika D. Litz .... digital clean-up artist: Deluxe New York & Next Element by Deluxe (as Marika Litz)
Robert Lovy .... visual effects producer: Budapest, Identity FX
Zak Marx .... digital compositor: Identity FX
Dénes Molnár .... lead compositor: Identity FX (as Denes Molnar)
Miklós Polgár .... digital compositor: Identity FX (as Miklos Polgar)
Alison Savitch .... visual effects producer: Identity FX
Otto Szentgyorgyi .... graphic designer: Identity FX
David Van Woert .... supervising visual effects producer: Identity FX (as David Scott Van Woert)
Leo Vezzali .... visual effects supervisor: Identity FX
Andor Záhonyi .... digital compositor: Identity FX (as Andor Zahonyi)
Maria Boyuklieva .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Stanislav Dragiev .... visual effects supervisor (uncredited)
Stanislav Kolev .... senior compositor (uncredited)
Diana Moneva .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Bryce Burke .... stunt utilities
Jared Burke .... stunt coordinator
Jared Burke .... stunt driver
Chris Cenatiempo .... stunt double: Mr. Liotta
Douglas Crosby .... stunt coordinator (as Doug Crosby)
Peter D'Amato .... stunt driver (as Peter Damato)
Kenny Florian .... stunt utilities
Rocco Forgione .... stunt utilities
Derrick Simmons .... stunt double: Mr. Morgan
Jen Weissenberg .... stunt utilities
Camera and Electrical Department
George Bianchini .... steadicam operator
Liz Campbell .... grip
Phillip V. Caruso .... still photographer
John Coots .... best boy electric
Gavin Curran .... rigging gaffer
Taylor Drake .... best boy grip
Tim Ferraer .... dolly grip: "b" camera
Michael Green .... rigging best boy electric
Nick Haines-Stiles .... grip
Sarah L. Hendrick .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Linda Kallerus .... first assistant camera "b" camera (as Linda Slater)
Daniel Kirsch .... grip
Michael Kirsch .... grip
Andrew Lang .... video assist operator (as Andrew R.H. Lang)
Christopher LaVasseur .... camera operator: "b" camera (as Chris LaVasseur)
Francis Leach .... dolly grip
Steve Lynch .... key rigging grip
Robert Markus .... grip
Brett McDermott .... rigging electric
Timothy Naylor .... camera operator: "a" camera
William Newell .... gaffer (as Bill Newell)
David Regan .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Randy Schwartz .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Lara Sfire .... electrician
Yoshi Sonoda .... electrician
Igor Srubshchik .... video playback operator
David Stern .... key grip (as Dave Stern)
Frank Stubblefield .... electrician
Richard Suffern .... rigging best boy grip
Katie Waalkes .... loader
Ryan Webb .... generator operator
Manuel Billeter .... additional camera operator (uncredited)
James Daly .... additional camera loader (uncredited)
Jon Delgado .... additional camera operator (uncredited)
David Ganczewski .... additional grip (uncredited)
Randy Greer .... aerial cinematographer (uncredited)
Jonathan Hall .... director of photography: additional photography (uncredited)
Peter Kantor .... grip (uncredited)
Casting Department
Allison Estrin .... casting associate
Karen E. Etcoff .... extras casting (as Karen Etcoff)
Michael Fredlund .... casting assistant
Bill Tripician .... extras casting assistant
Jamie Jacobson .... extras casting associate (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Colleen Ehrlich .... wardrobe production assistant
Ariel Meade .... costume intern
Colleen Morris .... tailor
Nina Schelich .... assistant costume designer
Angelielette Smith .... costumer
Laura Steinman .... wardrobe supervisor
Janet Turner .... set costumer
Peter White .... key set costumer
Brittany Griffin .... costume production assistant (uncredited)
Kayla Viani .... costume intern (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Pete Conlin .... post production
Julius Friede .... digital intermediate colorist
Brian Hayashi .... post-production coordinator
Jonathan Hoffman .... post production
Markus Janner .... scanning manager
Marika D. Litz .... scanning operator (as Marika Litz)
Jonathan Sanden .... digital intermediate on-line editor
Anthony Smedile .... first assistant editor
Darrell R. Smith .... digital intermediate producer
Myron Tookes .... assistant editor: New York
Loretta Wallace .... dailies assistant
Gilbert Carreras .... color timer (uncredited)
Paul Harb .... additional editor (uncredited)
Shaina Holmes .... dailies project manager (uncredited)
Jon Pehlke .... digital intermediate editor (uncredited)
Scot Starbuck .... colorist (uncredited)
Leroy Wolf .... color timer (uncredited)
Music Department
Selena Arizanovic .... music supervisor
Jonathan Elias .... score mixer
Jonathan Elias .... score producer
Michael J. Fraumeni .... orchestrator (as Michael Fraumeni)
Jimmy Haun .... composer: additional music
David Wittman .... score mixer
David Wittman .... score producer
David Wittman .... conductor (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Henry Boyle .... driver
John Brady .... driver
James Collins .... driver
Robert Collins .... transportation co-captain (as Bobby Collins)
Matt Conklin .... driver
Matt Connors .... driver
Joseph Farina .... driver
Carl Hettling .... driver
Patrick Hogan .... driver (as Paddy Hogan)
John Hunt .... driver
Julia Ain Krupa .... dot compliance coordinator (as Julia Ain-Krupa)
Tom Leavey .... transportation captain (as Thomas Leavey)
Edward Rillo .... driver
George Roth .... driver
Hollywood Nick Pagani .... picture car wrangler (uncredited)
Other crew
Liz Adams .... set production assistant
Tsila Adler .... post production accountant
Boryana Alexandrova .... assistant: Mr. Thompson
Robert Apuzzo .... location assistant (as Rob Apuzzo)
Scott Bowers .... set production assistant
Devon Boyd .... accounting: Millennium Films, No Image Inc.
Christopher C. Brown .... production intern (as Christooher Brown)
Maurice Cabrera .... parking coordinator (as Maurice Cabrare)
Kyle Campbell .... set production assistant: New York
Ethan Carlson .... unit production assistant
Al Cerullo .... helicopter pilot
Jean-Paul Chreky .... script supervisor
Maria Conquest .... set production assistant: Queensbridge
Alexandre Coscas .... assistant: Mr. Lerner
Melodie Courtney .... studio teacher
Lauren Cozzens .... product placement assistant
David Cugno .... set medic
Angela Cutrone .... set production assistant
Eniola Dawodu .... production intern
Rafael Diaz .... parking production assistant
Annie Domingo .... accounting: Millennium Films, No Image Inc.
Bryant Donohue .... set production assistant: Queensbridge
Bradford Eaves .... payroll clerk
Katie Ennis .... production assistant
Rick Eyler .... business & legal affairs: Millennium Films
Gerard Farinon .... security
Melissa Finell .... production secretary
Andrea Finlayson .... production intern
Cory Fliehs .... production intern
Megan Foerster .... assistant location manager
Claude Forest .... insurance agent: (as Claude H. Forest)
Christine J. Forgo .... accounting: Millennium Films, No Image Inc.
Jeffrey Giles .... international distribution
Andrea Gorkovsky .... production intern
Trish Gray .... location scout
Eric Green .... executive in charge of marketing and publicity: Millennium Films
Eva Hannon .... production intern
Andrew Haynes .... production intern
V. Hughes .... assistant: Mr. Montiel
Jodi Innerfield .... production intern
Molly Irwin .... assistant: Ms. Holmes (as Molly Irwine)
Michele Jefferson .... production intern (as Michelle Jefferson)
Clifford Josey Jr. .... set production assistant: Queensbridge
Paul Kahil .... set production assistant
Jessie Katz .... production assistant
Richard Keeshan .... production coordinator (as Richard P. Keeshan)
Adam J. Korn .... production financing: Comerica Entertainment Group
Ashley Kravitz .... clearance coordinator
Jodie Kuhuski .... accounting: Millennium Films, No Image Inc. (as Jodie Kuhuski Mercuri)
Ronnie Kupferwasser .... location manager
Assia Lakhlif .... production assistant
Alan J. Lam .... production controller (as Alan Lam)
Ashley Leary .... accounting: Millennium Films, No Image Inc.
Ahanna Lee .... production intern
Elinor Lee .... production intern
Greg Lemonides .... caterer (as Greg Limonides)
Robert A. Levine .... unit publicist (as Bob Levine)
Joan Mao .... assistant: Mr. Davidson
Ricky McDonald .... production assistant (as Rick McDonald)
Ryan McDonald .... assistant production office coordinator
Christian Mercuri .... international sales and distribution: Millennium Films
Karen S. Neasi .... product placement coordinator (as Karen Neasi)
Ray Parada .... office production assistant
Brandon Park .... assistant to Ms. Wiersma
David Albert Pierce .... legal services: Pierce Law Group
Jake Pushinsky .... title designer
Peter Pyun .... location assistant
Bridget Rafferty .... production assistant
Lonnie Ramati .... production business & legal affairs
Mike Reiersen .... set production assistant
Andrew C. Robinson .... production financing: Comerica Entertainment Group
Tina Rosen .... accounting: Millennium Films, No Image Inc.
Peter Rozario .... set production assistant: Queensbridge
J. Max Ruschak .... first assistant accountant
Joe Salters .... office production assistant (as Joe L. Salters)
Gustavo Santana .... accounting: Millennium Films, No Image Inc.
Imelda Santiago .... accounting: Millennium Films, No Image Inc.
Caitlin Saunders .... production intern
Kathi Scharer .... production accountant
William Sepulveda .... craft service (as Will Sepulveda)
Avivah Sharon .... travel agent: New Act Travel (as Aviva Sharon)
Patricia Stanley .... accounting: Millennium Films, No Image Inc.
Ray Tamayo .... accounting: Millennium Films, No Image Inc.
Nora Tennessen .... production intern
Tanya Thanadpojanamart .... distribution services
Daniel Tresca .... assistant location manager (as Dan Tresca)
Eva Vedock .... craft service
Mary Viviano .... assistant: Mr. Pacino
Alanena Walker .... set production assistant: Queensbridge
Michelle Walnum .... assistant: Mr. Montiel
Matthew Warren .... completion bond: Film Finances (as Matt Warren)
Ryan Washburn .... armorer
Julie Weisel .... accounting: Millennium Films, No Image Inc.
Bradley Weiss .... human resources: Millennium Films
Stephanie Wu .... second assistant accountant
Greg Wyrick .... payroll accountant
Billy Capucilli .... stand-in/double: Al Pacino (uncredited)
Scott Ferlisi .... location scout (uncredited)
Jeffrey Greenstein .... executive assistant: Avi Lerner (uncredited)
Dee Martin .... production assistant (uncredited)
Ricky McDonald .... production assistant intern (uncredited)
Chris O'Hara .... location scout: pre-production (uncredited)
Sarah Ogletree .... e.p.k. editor (uncredited)
Rouslan Ovtcharoff .... production associate (uncredited)
Susan Pusateri .... production executive (uncredited)
Gary Sibley .... location scout (uncredited)
Craig Striano .... scorpio head operator (uncredited)
Craig Kestel .... special thanks
Charlie Rosabelle .... dedicatee

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Rated R for violence, pervasive language and brief disturbing sexual content
90 min
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25 out of 30 people found the following review useful.
Pointless, 6 March 2012
Author: Lloyd Bayer from United Arab Emirates

Written and directed by Dito Montiel and based on a novel of the same name, "The Son of No One" is a mystery thriller that should have never been made into a movie.

Set in 2002, Queens, the son of a former NYPD detective, Jonathan White (Channing Tatum) is a hardworking rookie cop, providing for his wife and daughter, when new evidence on a 1986 double homicide grabs the attention of Captain Marion Mathers (Ray Liotta). Complications arise when Jonathan is confronted by his father's former partner, Detective Stanford (Al Pacino), where evidence from a mysterious source trails back to Jonathan as a troubled child. Even as he struggles to come to terms with his past, Jonathan learns that there are forces working at shutting this cold case once and for all.

Evidently, writer/director Montiel tries to fit a lot of fine print into the screenplay. The problem, as I see it, is that this becomes all too obvious very early in the movie; Owing to which, the so called 'twist ending' results in a very half-baked offering that totally ruins any saving grace from the likes of Pacino and Liotta. Demons in the closet, or ghosts of the past, or whatever you call it, form the very gist of the story, where Montiel tries to prove that sometimes it is best not to dig up the past. That being the case, Montiel then goes on to contradict himself by also throwing in themes of redemption and absolution. This clash in philosophy fractures the film's main plot beyond repair and by the time the twist is revealed, it is way too late to salvage anything. Making a police drama within the crime genre is always interesting when the plot is about dirty cops, police cover-ups, and as we have seen many times before, a cop on the edge. To an extent, Montiel gets it right by including all this into the plot, yet somehow, his main failure is in bridging all this together.

For this reviewer, a film's story forms the bulk of its appeal. It's like a deck of cards really; if the foundation is shaky, the entire structure crumbles under its own weight. This is exactly what happens here. Ironically, Montiel directs the very movie he has written, so no points for guessing who gets the credit for this colossal failure. Pacing is another weak component as the entire film is a slow-burner. I have to agree that some films need slow pacing to build strong characterization, but again, it backfires with a lot of flashbacks on Jonathan, with hardly enough focus on Stanford and Mathers, who just happens to be vital characters in the plot. By the end, Stanford and Mathers are absurd and vague in their cause to maintain the integrity of the policing profession.

I have always commended Liotta for his antagonistic roles, especially after his memorable psychotic cop in "Unlawful Entry". Recently, Pacino has also played deranged cops in "88 Minutes" and "Righteous Kill". Together, Pacino and Liotta are decent at best for argument sake, however, as veteran actors, their screen time and limp characterization do not justify their star power. Waste of talent, if you asked me. On the other hand, Tatum has a meatier role here compared to his more recent films and appears to have done a decent job in the lead, considering the lackluster story. Even so, the film is just too bland and pointless to consider any effort by Tatum, Pacino and Liotta or even supporting roles from Tracy Morgan and Katie Holmes.

Avoid it like a plague.

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