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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:
Christopher Poultney ... Pedestrian (uncredited)

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
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
Joy Gorman Wettels .... co-executive producer (as Joy Gorman)
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
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 artist (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)
Stanislav Dragiev .... visual effects supervisor (uncredited)
Stanislav Kolev .... senior compositor (uncredited)
Diana Moneva .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Maria Popova .... 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
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)
Location Management
Robert Apuzzo .... location assistant (as Rob Apuzzo)
Megan Foerster .... assistant location manager
Trish Gray .... location scout
Ronnie Kupferwasser .... location manager
Peter Pyun .... location assistant
Daniel Tresca .... assistant location manager (as Dan Tresca)
Scott Ferlisi .... location scout (uncredited)
Chris O'Hara .... location scout: pre-production (uncredited)
Gary Sibley .... location scout (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
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
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
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)
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
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
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)
Jeffrey Greenstein .... executive assistant: Avi Lerner (uncredited)
Dee Martin .... production assistant (uncredited)
Ricky McDonald .... production assistant intern (uncredited)
Sarah Ogletree .... e.p.k. editor (uncredited)
Rouslan Ovtcharoff .... production associate (uncredited)
Susan Pusateri .... production executive (uncredited)
Craig Striano .... scorpio head operator (uncredited)
Craig Kestel .... special thanks
Charlie Rosabelle .... dedicatee

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21 out of 34 people found the following review useful.
Slow paced, noir-ish cop-on-the-edge movie that may satisfy fans of the genre, 28 November 2011
Author: Matt Kracht ( from New York

The Son of No One attempts to be a slow burn, cop-on-the-edge crime drama, with Al Pacino and Ray Liotta, who are both grizzled veterans of these kinds of stories. Now that Pacino and Liotta are getting too old to play the starring role, they're recast as supporting actors; instead, Channing Tatum stars. I haven't seen him in anything else, but I can't really say that he impressed me. However, I think his lack of emotional affect could be interpreted as his character bottling up all his emotions, which is admittedly a very charitable view. If this movie had been made 20 years ago (or, hell, even ten years ago), Liotta would have been awesome in this role.

If you're a Liotta or Pacino fan, you should probably be aware that their parts in this movie are comparatively small, though they are important characters and show up every so often. Neither is given a whole lot to work with, despite the importance of their roles, but they put in respectable performances. I think I'd like either of them in anything (I even sat through 88 Minutes, which is widely reviled by even the most ardent Pacino fans), but there isn't really a whole lot for them to do in this movie. Given that their roles had limited characterization and less screen time than their star power might lead you to believe, it's probably best to say that they did a good job with what they had to work with and leave it at that.

I'm a real sucker for cop dramas, crime dramas, and cop-on-the-edge thrillers, as any of my friends can tell you. I'll sit through even the most derivative, generic movie ever made, as long as there's a cop on the edge. In fact, it's probably because of people like me that these derivative movies keep being made. Sorry about that. In any event, the basic story is initially split between 1986 and the aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attack in NYC. I was initially confused by the constant back-and-forth between the two time periods, but, luckily, the story settles down into a more linear storyline. I'm all for non-linear stories, such as Pulp Fiction and Memento, but those movies had excellent scripts and directors. Like many movies that attempt to randomly insert flashbacks into the main narrative, I found these scenes to be jarring and not entirely necessary. As is also often the case, the flashbacks serve as a form of filler, padding out the run-time, as the main character remembers various events from his past. That's all very interesting, and I'm grateful for the characterization, but it's also somewhat annoying to have the main plot grind to a halt while someone's past is explored. I'm more concerned with who someone is, rather than who someone was.

Back in 1986, we eventually learn that the main character has a dark secret (oooh, mysterious) that's threatening to destroy not only his own life and career but also that of many other people. How the various characters respond to this situation drives the plot, ranging from moral outrage to fear, guilt, and violence. Each of the characters maintains a degree of sympathy, though your philosophical or political leanings may cause you to label some of them as unreasonable, naive, pathetic, hypocritical, and/or self-righteous. Some of them could even be interpreted as sociopaths, though, again, I think that depends on your POV. I liked this aspect of the story, and I found it intriguing enough to stick with movie, even though it's a bit slow paced. Unfortunately, the final reveal of the story (which had been hinted at rather strongly throughout, without being overt) was unsatisfying, in my opinion. In the end, it seemed like several of the characters had no motivation to take their actions, though I guess it could just be that I was starting to lose interest in the movie, by this point. I think the writer and/or director were aiming for a noir-ish feel, but what they actually ended up with was a somewhat derivative story populated by stereotypes (or archetypes, if you want to be kind). It eventually arrives at the only place where it can go, giving you the ending that you're expecting, while pretending that it's a twist ending. It's not particularly bad writing, but it's not something that I'd really commend, either. All the same, it's entertaining enough, for what it is. If you're in the mood for a slow paced, noir-ish cop-on-the-edge movie, this will probably satisfy you, though there isn't a whole lot that stands out.

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