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Flypaper -- Tripp Kennedy (Dempsey) ambles into a bank near closing time, just as two different gangs unwittingly converge to rob it. A shoot-out erupts, and Tripp tackles the smart, pretty teller, Kaitlin (Judd), to protect her. As the night evolves, a hilarious game of cat and mouse ensues as Tripp and Kaitlin try to save the day, escape being killed, and avoid falling in love . . . almost.
Flypaper -- A man caught in the middle of two simultaneous robberies at the same bank desperately tries to protect the teller with whom he's secretly in love.


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Writers (WGA):
Jon Lucas (written by) &
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Two Sets of Bank Robbers. One Very Sticky Heist.
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  (in credits order)

Patrick Dempsey ... Tripp

Ashley Judd ... Kaitlin

Tim Blake Nelson ... Peanut Butter

Mekhi Phifer ... Darrien

Matt Ryan ... Gates

Jeffrey Tambor ... Gordon Blythe

John Ventimiglia ... Weinstein

Pruitt Taylor Vince ... Jelly

Curtis Armstrong ... Mitchell Wolf

Rob Huebel ... Rex Newbauer

Adrian Martinez ... Mr. Clean

Natalia Safran ... Swiss Miss

Octavia Spencer ... Madge

Eddie Matthews ... Jack Hayes

Rob Boltin ... Credit Manager

James DuMont ... Detective

Judy Durning ... Elderly Customer
Joseph Nemmers ... Cop
Victor Tijerino ... EMT (as Victor Palacios)
Raymond Rivera ... Hector the Janitor
Crystal Kung ... News Reporter #1
Tamara Stuparich de la Barra ... News Reporter #2
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Monica Acosta ... Bank Customer (uncredited)

Beau Brasseaux ... E.M.T. (uncredited)
Ashley Braud ... News Reporter (uncredited)
Thomas C. Daniel ... Sgt. Sharpe (uncredited)
Kasey Emas ... Bank Customer (uncredited)
Amber Gaiennie ... Reporter (uncredited)
Ashley Elizabeth Hebert ... Bank Customer (uncredited)

Directed by
Rob Minkoff 
Writing credits
Jon Lucas (written by) &
Scott Moore (written by)

Produced by
Christian Arnold-Beutel .... executive producer
Yoram Barzilai .... line producer
Joannie Burstein .... executive producer
Mark Damon .... producer
Patrick Dempsey .... producer
Moshe Diamant .... producer
Steven A. Frankel .... executive producer
Gudrun Giddings .... executive producer
James Portolese .... associate producer
Bobby Ranghelov .... executive producer
Peter Safran .... producer
Marcus Schöfer .... executive producer
Tilo Seiffert .... executive producer
Katerina Slantcheva .... associate producer
Tamara Stuparich de la Barra .... executive producer
Nick Thurlow .... executive producer
Gregory M. Walker .... executive producer
Original Music by
John Swihart 
Cinematography by
Steven Poster 
Film Editing by
Tom Finan 
Casting by
Kerry Barden 
Paul Schnee 
Production Design by
James A. Gelarden 
Alec Hammond 
Art Direction by
Kevin Hardison 
Costume Design by
Mona May 
Makeup Department
Kimberly Amacker .... key makeup artist
David Atherton .... makeup department head
Danielle Barkat .... makeup artist
Marcos Gonzales .... key hair stylist
Jack Lazzaro .... makeup artist
Mary Ann Valdes .... hair department head
Production Management
Samantha Housman .... post-production supervisor
Charles Rapp .... production supervisor
Louise Runge .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ben Ledoux .... second second assistant director
Tommy Martin .... second assistant director (as Tom Martin)
John Nelson .... first assistant director
Art Department
Andrew W. Bofinger .... set decoration buyer
Gloria Hardison Clark .... art department coordinator
James Eubank .... set dresser
Erin Foster .... props
Jeff Garbacz .... carpenter
Anthony J. Henderson .... illustrator
Michelle Jones .... graphic designer
Joshua Kliewer .... on-set dresser
Michael F. LeBlanc Jr. .... set dresser
Molly Mikula .... set designer
Scott Mobley .... carpenter
Robert J. Moore Jr. .... carpenter
Scotty Morris .... leadman
Jason Oertling .... scenic painter
Mark Pacella .... storyboard artist
Alexander 'Sasha' Stolin .... scenic artist (as Alexander Stolin)
Jeffrey Scott Thomas .... carpenter
Andrew Wert .... property master
S. Todd Whitaker .... assistant property master
Greg White .... set dresser
Sound Department
Hennie Britton .... adr recordist
Brian Calhoon .... adr recordist
Dhyana Carlton-Tims .... adr editor
Nash Cubero Jr. .... foley editor
Robert Dehn .... sound studio manager
Miles Fuqua .... adr assistant
Angela Hemingway .... supervising adr editor
Angela Hemingway .... supervising dialogue editor
Chad J. Hughes .... supervising sound effects editor
Steven Iba .... additional sound effects editor
Ben Jacob .... sound mixer
Jae Kim .... boom operator
Richard Kitting .... sound re-recording mixer
Zach Michaelis .... foley mixer
Steve Papagiannis .... sound effects editor
Fred Paragano .... adr mixer
David Staricha .... intern: sound
Chris Terhune .... assistant sound editor
Jonathan Wales .... sound re-recording mixer
Andrew Garrett Lange .... sound re-recording mixer (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Michael DePietro .... special effects technician
Wayne Eaton .... pyrotechnician
Jonn Herzberger .... special effects technician
Heath Hood .... special effects coordinator (as G. Heath Hood)
David A. Poole .... pyrotechnics foreman
Ryan A. Riley .... special effects technician
Steve Riley .... special effects supervisor
Visual Effects by
Tinko Dimov .... visual effects artist
Michael Eaves .... visual effects: Local Hero Post
Jana Gadjeva .... visual effects coordinator: Cinemotion Ltd.
George Mandl .... visual effects editor
Pavel Pehlivanov .... visual effects
Valentin Petrov .... digital matte painter: Cinemotion
Nikolay Tashev .... visual effects artist
Valery Trichkov .... digital compositor
Victor Trichkov .... visual effects producer: Cinemotion
Alexander Tsvetkov .... lead compositor
Aaron L. Williams .... visual effects supervisor
Jonathan Arthur .... stunts
Tim Bell .... stunts
Phil Culotta .... stunt coordinator
Phil Culotta .... stunts
Christian J. Fletcher .... stunts (as Christian Fletcher)
Kim Robert Koscki .... stunts (as Kim Koscki)
Bill Leaman .... stunts (as William Leaman)
Lane Leavitt .... stunts
Josh Petro .... stunts (as Josh Petrozziello)
Mallory Thompson .... stunts
Chester E. Tripp III .... stunts (as Chester Tripp)
John Zimmerman .... stunts
Jonathan Arthur .... additional stunt coordinator (uncredited)
Jonathan Arthur .... stunt double: Patrick Dempsey (uncredited)
Tim Bell .... stunt double (uncredited)
Thomas C. Daniel .... precision driver (uncredited)
Bill Leaman .... stunt double (uncredited)
Bill Leaman .... stunt rigger (uncredited)
Eddie Matthews .... stunt performer (uncredited)
Mallory Thompson .... stunt double: Ashley Judd (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Patrick Barnes .... technocrane operator
Adam Beard .... grip
Chris Bennett .... lighting programmer
Guy Broussard .... set lighting technician
Victor Brunette .... video assist
Wesley Bryant .... lighting technician
Gary Cadow .... rigging grip
Scott Calcagno .... rigging grip
Paolo Cascio .... camera operator
Neil Chartier .... first assistant: "a" camera
Traci Chartier .... second assistant camera: "a" camera (as Traci Chappell)
Jarrid Clinkinbeard .... best boy rigging electric
Rowland Egerton .... best boy rigging grip
Alan Gitlin .... digital imaging technician
Gonzalo Gonzalez .... lighting technician
Josh Harrison .... camera operator: "a" camera
Josh Harrison .... steadicam operator
Matthew Kelly Jackson .... digital loader
Franklin Jones II .... key rigging grip
Yaron Levy .... cinematographer: second unit
Rafael Leyva .... second assistant camera
Lisa Long .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Alan Markfield .... still photographer
Gerard Martin .... videographer: electronic press kit
Ronald 'Ronnie' Martin .... electrician
Myron Parran .... first assistant camera
Dean M. Simmon .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Brandon Swain .... rigging electrician
Patrick Robert Wong .... grip
Tiffany Wu .... second camera assistant: "c" camera
Casting Department
Brent Caballero .... casting director: Louisiana
Rich Delia .... casting associate
Allison Estrin .... casting associate
Michael Fredlund .... casting assistant
Hank Langlois .... extras casting
Adam Richards .... casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jennifer Dios .... costume assistant
Yen Do .... costumer
Whitney Galitz .... key costumer
Jonny Pray .... costume supervisor
Michelle Toledo .... set costumer
Shawn Vantree .... additional costumer
Editorial Department
Andrew Drazek .... dailies technician
Phillip Kimsey .... assistant editor
George Mandl .... first assistant editor
Jonathan Schneiderman .... post-production coordinator
Amber Taylor .... digital intermediate producer
Music Department
Ted Blaisdell .... score mixed by
Liz Gallacher .... music supervisor
Kathleen Hasay .... music supervision assistant
Brian H. Kim .... orchestrator
Shie Rozow .... music editor
Transportation Department
Morris Aroesti .... picture car coordinator
Morris Aroesti .... transportation coordinator
Monica W. Fuller .... driver (as Monica Williamson)
Reggie Louque .... driver
Chris Pedersen .... driver
Other crew
Melanie Aymami .... assistant craft service (as Melanie Burck)
Heather Babineaux .... key craft service
Lamonte Bell .... payroll accountant
Svein Birkemoe .... distribution services: Motion Media Services
Jason Blackman .... production assistant
Josef Brandmaier .... structured finance by
Beau Brasseaux .... stand-in: male (as Beau Brasso)
Scott David Brown .... assistant: Patrick Dempsey (as Scott Brown)
David Bush .... set production assistant
Margo Nicole Clark .... stand-in
Jarred Coates .... electronic press kit
Scott Collette .... development manager: Foresight
Alan Crawford .... location manager
Hope Demling .... production secretary
Jim Dobson .... publicist
Chelsea Donison .... basecamp production assistant
Morgan Dupeire .... production assistant
Tal Fiala .... account executive
Hazen S. Finnerty Jr. .... head set medic
Jamie Freeman .... set production assistant
Ortwin Freyermuth .... legal services
David Gaynes .... distribution services: Motion Media Services
Drew Guillory .... epk cameraman
Christine Lalande .... script supervisor
Sandra McKerroll .... production financing: Pacific Mercantile Bank (as Sandy McKerroll)
Brett Meiselas .... production assistant
Emily Morrow .... production coordinator
Jennifer Nguyen .... executive assistant: Mark Damon
Willard Pennington .... location assistant manager
Tyler Samardick .... key craft service
Ryan C. Sands .... assistant production coordinator (as Ryan Sandz)
Jenna Sanz-Acero .... legal services
Peter J. Silbermann .... unit publicist
Paul Gene Simmons .... craft service
Andrew Simonds .... production assistant
Natalie Simpkins .... post-production house coordinator
Ken Smith .... second accountant
Arthur F. Stanley .... production financing: Pacific Mercantile Bank
Matthew Warren .... completion bond: Film Finances, Inc. (as Matt Warren)
Anthony Yuse .... key set production assistant
Yoni Ovadia .... special thanks

Production CompaniesDistributorsSpecial Effects
  • Cinemotion (visual effects) (as Cinemotion Bulgaria)
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87 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Pruitt Taylor Vince (Jelly) played Father Hennessy in the 2005 Constantine Movie and Matt Ryan (Gates) played Constantine in the 2014 NBC Series.See more »
Continuity: Tripp is shown wearing dark grey/black jeans at the beginning and throughout the story. At the end, when he's sitting in the ambulance the jeans are suddenly blue.See more »
Peanut Butter:Shoot anything that moves... unless it's me.See more »
Movie Connections:
References "Cougar Town" (2009)See more »


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10 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
An entertaining game of "Clue"., 19 February 2012
Author: Dory_Darko from Netherlands

Flypaper is an unconventional 'whodunit' in the form of a screwball comedy. It starts off with a guy named Tripp (played by Patrick Dempsey) who walks into a bank to get some change and ends up in the middle of two simultaneous bank robberies, executed by two different gangs, one of whom highly professional, the other one very much the opposite. What follows is an idiotic muddle of story lines and plot twists, which overall is pretty funny and at times even hilarious.

Flypaper's biggest asset is its wild array of stereotype characters, which certainly doesn't always work out, but in this case does so very well, mostly because of the clever writing. The dialogue is sharp and witty, and the way the characters are played out against one another is really the stuff of great comedies. One of the best characters is one called Peanut Butter, played by the great Tim Blake Nelson, who, together with his buddy Jelly forms a duo of laughably amateurish hillbilly bank robbers. The other team of (professional) bank robbers is set together of another great group of stereotypes, namely The Black Guy, The Jewish Guy and The British Guy (not their actual character names, just pointing it out), which in itself sounds like a "three guys walk into a bar" joke, and it actually works out funnier than you might expect. And then there's the group of hostages (all bank employees), all with their own crazy little character traits, paranoia and strange ulterior motives, more afraid of each other than of the people robbing their bank.

I must admit, I didn't have great expectations for Patrick Dempsey, but he pleasantly surprised me with his knack for timing and delivery. His character is a completely hyper-active genius, brilliant with numbers and facts, dead-set on solving the strange mysteries that keep piling up in the bank as the robberies go on, and Mr Dempsey plays his role convincingly. Who knew McDreamy had a serious sense of humour. Ashley Judd is a reliable actress, and she can really deliver some good comedy too. But I have to mention one thing: it's really such a shame that all these actresses (who were never bad looking to begin with) have succumbed to the pressures of botox and fillers. She has a really pretty face, but now that she's obviously had some work done, her eyes look puffy and something overall just doesn't look right. The reason I say this is because it gets in the way of her acting, making her expressions a little screwy a times, and this somewhat ruins the experience when she's trying to deliver a certain emotion. And even in a light-hearted comedy, this can work against the quality of someone's performance. It's too bad, but fortunately Ms Judd still has plenty of talent to make up for it. Actually, all the actors are really good in their roles, they're none of them really big names, but obviously, that's not saying anything. There's only one case of miscasting, and that's Mekhi Phifer. He's a very fine actor, but obviously more suited for serious roles. He took his role way too seriously, maintaining a poker face even when everybody around him was acting like a goon. And even when he was seemingly trying to be funny, he didn't really deliver. So, no more comedies for you, Mekhi.

Story wise, Flypaper basically unfolds as an increasingly intricate game of "Clue", at one point even bearing some resemblance to a funny version of The Usual Suspects. The plot starts out pretty much literally thin as flypaper, but thickens throughout, without getting ridiculously over thought. The story has some inconsistencies throughout, but they're hardly any bother. And the ending is kind of a cliché, but let's face it, have you ever played "Clue" without saying 'I knew it all along!' at the end? Right. There's nothing that actually spoils the fun at any point. This is a semi-dark, adult comedy, with a healthy dose of profanity and crude humour, though innocent like a baby compared to Tarantino or Ritchie. Speaking of which, I sometimes got the feeling that director Rob Minkoff watched these two very closely and took notes, considering some camera techniques and directorial gimmicks he threw in here and there, which is OK up to some level, but not when your film starts to look like a silly rip-off (Snatch comes to mind...). Fortunately, Flypaper manages to keep true to a style of its own, simply 'borrowing' some inspiration from other great crime comedies. And there's nothing wrong with that.

Overall, Flypaper is an entertaining Sunday evening-filler, somewhere in between indie and low-budget Hollywood. It may be somewhat forgettable but it's surely good enough to keep you in your seat from start to finish, and I would certainly recommend it for an evening of good fun.

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