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6 July 2012 (USA) See more »
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Pot growers Ben and Chon face off against the Mexican drug cartel who kidnapped their shared girlfriend. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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A well made film that shoots itself in the foot See more (272 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Blake Lively ... O

Taylor Kitsch ... Chon

Aaron Taylor-Johnson ... Ben (as Aaron Johnson)
Jana Banker ... Volleyball Girl
Candra Docherty ... Grow House Girl

Nana Ghana ... Bicycle Delivery Girl (as Nana Agyapong)

Gary Stretch ... Bad Ass Biker

Benicio Del Toro ... Lado

Diego Cataño ... Esteban

Shea Whigham ... Chad

Karishma Ahluwalia ... Chad's Girlfriend

Joaquín Cosio ... El Azul

John Travolta ... Dennis
Jonathan Carr ... Valet

Demián Bichir ... Alex

Antonio Jaramillo ... Jaime

Salma Hayek ... Elena

Jake McLaughlin ... Doc / Sniper

Alexander Wraith ... Sam / Sniper
Anthony Cutolo ... Billy / Sniper

Emile Hirsch ... Spin

Kurt Collins ... Waiter

Amber Dixon Brenner ... Sophia / Cartel Girl (as Amber Dixon)

Joel David Moore ... Craig

Ali Wong ... Claire

Sala Baker ... Motorcycle Cop

Leonard Roberts ... Hayes / 'O' Security
Tara Stone ... Mall Shopper
Matthew Saldivar ... Cartel Technician

Sandra Echeverría ... Magda

Sean Stone ... Eric / Marijuana Grower
Wilfredo Lopez ... Cartel Enforcer #1

Lucinda Serrano ... Myrna / DEA Translator

Charles Haugk ... DEA Agent

Ben Hernandez Bray ... Cartel Heist Passenger (as Ben Bray)

Marco Morales ... Cartel Enforcer #2

Gonzalo Menendez ... Hernando / Cartel Associate

Sam Medina ... Cartel Heist Driver

Maya Merker ... Elena's Maid

Donnabella Mortel ... TV News Reporter

Trevor Donovan ... Matt / Magda's Boyfriend

Leana Chavez ... Gloria / Mexican Girlfriend

Gillian Zinser ... Beach Girl

Florine Elena Deplazes ... Beach Girl (as Florine Deplazes)
Alexandra Gold Jourden ... Hannah / Dennis' Daughter #2 (as Lexi Jourden)

Kaj Mollenhauer ... Sarah / Dennis' Daughter #1

Charles Ingram ... Cartel Sniper
Akima ... Indian Chief
Dennis Garcia ... Tribal Cop
Eddie Follis ... DEA Agent
Holly Follis ... DEA Agent

Mía Maestro ... Dolores

Schae Harrison ... Dennis' Wife
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Christian Baha ... DEA Agent (uncredited)

Mariano Bigdawg ... Lado's Crony #2 (uncredited)

Bill Blair ... DEA Agent (uncredited)

Tatjana Bluchel ... Beachgoer (uncredited)
Chester the Chihuahua ... Chihuahua (uncredited)
Mike the Chihuahua ... Chihuahua (uncredited)

Craig Cole ... Hot Beach Guy (uncredited)

Robbie Corbett ... Drug Courier (uncredited)
Marmee Cosico ... Beach Goer (uncredited)
Lino Dumont ... Cancer Patient at Weed Shop (uncredited)
Stephen Dunham ... Six (uncredited)

Paris Dylan ... Beach Guy (uncredited)

Ralph Echemendia ... Paul (uncredited)

Micah Femia ... Hippie (uncredited)
Patrick Fourmy ... Marijuana Distributor (uncredited)

Freedom ... DEA Agent (uncredited)

Chuy Garcia ... Gardener (uncredited)
Jade Grace ... Volleyball Girl #1 (uncredited)

Erin Hammond ... Mall Shopper (uncredited)
Ami Haruna ... Annie (uncredited)

Nick Hermz ... Lado Cartel #2 (uncredited)

Mylo Ironbear ... Tribal Officer Padden (uncredited)

Bobby Jasso ... Henchman #2 (uncredited)

Brett Johnson ... Hot Beach Guy (uncredited)

Ron Kari ... Biker on Bike (uncredited)
Neko Kelly ... Roler Blader (uncredited)
Sun Jae Kim ... Hot Beachgoer (uncredited)

Aaron Kunitz ... Young Chon (uncredited)
Julio Leal ... Beheading Victim (uncredited)

Jessica Lee ... Li (uncredited)

Anthony Martins ... Cartel Guy #2 (uncredited)

Jonathan Patrick Moore ... Beach Guy (uncredited)

TJ Myers ... Restaurant Guest (uncredited)
Brett Nichols ... Eric's Associate #2 (uncredited)
Jonny O ... Cartel (uncredited)
Jonny Ortiz ... Cartel (uncredited)
Dominic Prampin ... Lado's Crony (uncredited)
Alan D. Purwin ... Helicopter Pilot (uncredited)

Matt Riedy ... Seven (uncredited)

Tony Sagastizado I ... Neighbor (uncredited)

Tatiana Sarasty ... Annie's Friend (uncredited)
Mauricio Solis ... Bodyguard (uncredited)

Elena Varela ... Maria (uncredited)

Sal Velez Jr. ... Cartel Member (uncredited)

Robson Vieira ... Brazilian Translator Diego Santos (uncredited)

Anthony James Whitewolf ... Tribal Officer Mendoza (uncredited)

Directed by
Oliver Stone 
 
Writing credits
Shane Salerno (screenplay) &
Don Winslow (screenplay) &
Oliver Stone (screenplay)

Don Winslow (novel)

Produced by
Todd Arnow .... executive producer
Evan Bates .... associate producer
Moritz Borman .... producer
Rene Kock .... line producer: Indonesia
Eric Kopeloff .... producer
Shane Salerno .... executive producer
Fernando Sulichin .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Adam Peters 
 
Cinematography by
Daniel Mindel (director of photography) (as Dan Mindel)
 
Film Editing by
Joe Hutshing 
Stuart Levy 
Alex Marquez 
 
Casting by
Sarah Finn 
 
Production Design by
Tomas Voth  (as Tomás Voth)
 
Art Direction by
Lisa Vasconcellos 
 
Set Decoration by
Nancy Nye 
 
Costume Design by
Cindy Evans 
 
Makeup Department
Howard Berger .... special makeup effects
Rhonda Ann Burns .... hair stylist
Bill Corso .... makeup department head
Sasha Glasser .... makeup assistant
Carey Jones .... special makeup effects: KNB supervisor
Mary L. Mastro .... hair department head
Randi Mavestrand .... makeup: second unit
Mike Mekash .... makeup artist
Greg Nicotero .... special makeup effects (as Gregory Nicotero)
Elaine L. Offers .... key makeup artist
 
Production Management
Todd Arnow .... unit production manager
Sheryl Benko .... post-production supervisor
Eric Kopeloff .... unit production manager
Meredith Meade .... production supervisor: splinter unit
Daniel A. Mondschain .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Alicia Cho .... second second assistant director
Peter Dress .... second assistant director
Donald Murphy .... first assistant director
Richard Oswald .... second assistant director: second unit
Tao Ruspoli .... second unit consultant: splinter unit
Andrew Ward .... first assistant director: splinter unit
Maileen Williams .... second assistant director: splinter unit
Taylor Phillips .... second assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Isidoro Avila .... set dresser
Todd Baranowski .... greensman
Tamar Barnoon .... assistant set decorator
John Bevan Jr. .... set dresser
Don 'Tex' Clark .... additional on-set dresser: Los Angeles
Xavier Corby .... on-set dresser
David Corral .... greensman
Kirk Corwin .... property master
Skip Crank .... assistant property master
R. Scott Doran .... lead man
Monica Fedrick .... lead graphic designer
James Fernandez .... on set dresser
Chela Fiorini .... property assistant
Andrew P. Flores .... stand by painter (as Andy Flores)
Yvonne Garnier-Hackl .... set designer
Alberto Gonzalez-Reyna .... assistant art director
Melissa Harrison .... art department coordinator
Michael A. Heath .... prop paperwork
Nadia Soraya Hennrich Kock .... set dresser
Karen Higgins .... construction coordinator
Sean D. Jackson .... set dresser
Steven Kissick .... general foreman
Thomas D. Krausz .... set dresser
Richard Lepore .... greensman
Thomas Machan .... set designer
Douglas McKay .... set dresser
Josh McKevitt .... art department assistant
Joshua Mckevitt .... art department production assistant
Marc Meisels .... gang boss
Paul Pastorelli .... gang boss
Liz V. Phillips .... props production assistant
Roger Prater .... greensman
Kira Qwan .... art department production assistant
Chris Samp .... set painter & standby painter
Alex Sessing .... greens foreman
Dan Sweetman .... storyboard artist
Adrian Valdes .... paint supervisor
Jason Vanover .... key greensman
Clint Carney .... prop maker (uncredited)
Jack White .... food stylist (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
David Chornow .... sound mixer: second unit
Harry Cohen .... sound designer
Jason Patrick Collins .... utility sound technician
Mark DeSimone .... adr mixer
Kris Fenske .... sound effects editor
Michael Fowler .... adr mixer
Nerses Gezalyan .... sound mixer
Hector C. Gika .... sound effects editor
Shane Hayes .... adr recordist
Gary A. Hecker .... supervising foley artist
Michael Hertlein .... dialogue editor
Tim Hoagland .... re-recording mix technician
Mark Holden .... adr engineer
Larry Hopkins .... layback sound mixer
James Hyde .... adr recordist
Michael Keller .... re-recording mixer
Drew Kunin .... sound mixer: additional photography
Anna MacKenzie .... dialogue/adr editor
Tod A. Maitland .... sound mixer
Gary Marullo .... foley artist
Michael Miller .... adr mixer
Dror Mohar .... sound editor
Jordan O'Neill .... Datasat Sound Mastering Engineer
Mike Prestwood Smith .... re-recording mixer
Brett Rothfeld .... adr recordist
Ric Schnupp .... adr recordist
Michael Scott .... boom operator
Danial Shimiaei .... Feature Trailer Sound Re-Recording Engineer
Branden Spencer .... first assistant sound supervisor
Wylie Stateman .... supervising sound editor
Greg Steele .... adr mixer
Renee Tondelli .... supervising sound editor
Tami Treadwell .... adr mixer
Tim West .... adr mixer
Greg Zimmerman .... adr recordist
Russell Heeks .... re-recording mixer (uncredited)
Pedro Jimenez .... trailer re-recording mixer (uncredited)
Jon Krupp .... sound: trailer (uncredited)
Mark Sheffield .... international versions (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Steve Austin .... special effects technician
Manuel Beccaro .... special effects
Mark R. Byers .... special effects supervisor
Regina Castruita .... assistant coordinator
Sam Dean .... special effects on-set technician
Al Marangoni .... special effects technician
Nick Marra .... special effects makeup
Ken Rudell .... special effects technician
Keith Suzuki .... special effects foreman
 
Visual Effects by
David Burton .... visual effects supervisor: With A Twist Studio
Crystal Dowd .... Visual Effects Executive - Universal Pictures
Harry Eisenstein .... compositor
Gizem Ersavas .... digital matte painter: Crazy Horse Effects
Brenton Fletcher .... digital effects artist
Bradley Gaines .... compositor: With A Twist Studio
Christina Graff .... visual effects producer
Paul Graff .... visual effects supervisor
Pam Hammarlund .... visual effects producer: With A Twist Studio
Hetal Jain .... visual effects producer: BOTVFX
Derek Ledbetter .... digital compositor
Blake Loyd .... digital compositor: Crazy Horse Effects
Adam Matis .... digital compositor: Crazy Horse Effects
David Matusek .... visual effects editor
Judy McClain .... visual effects coordinator (as Judy Webster)
Luke McDonald .... digital effects supervisor: CHE
Patrick Paul Mullane .... matte painting: Crazy Horse effects
Howard Nourmand .... main title designer
Brian Sales .... compositing supervisor: Crazy Horse Effects
Sankarasubramanian .... paint & rotoscoping supervisor: BOT VFX
Gregory S. Scribner .... compositing supervisor
Hitesh Shah .... producer: BOT VFX
Carl Stern .... compositor
Frank Synowicz .... visual effects artist
Sam Winkler .... compositor
Magdalena Wolf .... visual effects production manager
Christian Zeiler .... digital compositor: Crazy Horse Effects
Rose Adler .... matchmove artist (uncredited)
Brandon Bartlett .... cg supervisor: With A Twist Studio (uncredited)
Jason Ullrich .... compositor (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Ramon Antonio .... precision driver
Mariano Bigdawg .... stunt player (as Mariano Mendoza)
Ben Hernandez Bray .... stunt actor (as Ben Bray)
Geo Corvera .... stunt driver
Doc Duhame .... stunts
Eyad Elbitar .... stunt driver
Paul Eliopoulos .... stunt driver
Paul Eliopoulos .... stunt performer
Roberto C Escobar .... stunt driver
Mark Fichera .... stunt double: Taylor Kitsch
Colin Follenweider .... stunts
Victor Harris .... precision driver
Nick Hermz .... stunt performer
Logan Holladay .... stunts
Martin Klebba .... stunts
Anthony Martins .... stunts
Michelle Alvarado Martins .... stunt double: Salma Hayek (as Michelle Alvarado)
Ed McDermott II .... precision driver
Ed McDermott II .... stunt driver
Sam Medina .... stunt actor
Marco Morales .... stunt driver
Kimberly Shannon Murphy .... stunt double: Blake Lively
Panuvat Anthony Nanakornpanom .... stunt driver
Lin Oeding .... stunt pre-viz
Jimmy Ortega .... stunt double: Benicio Del Toro
Mario Perez .... stunt driver
James Peyton .... precision driver
Kevin Scott .... stunts
Mark Stefanich .... stunts
Sal Velez Jr. .... stunts
Victor Winters-Junco .... stunt driver
Keith Woulard .... stunt coordinator
Nico Woulard .... stunt double: Demian Bichir
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Tigran Aghasaryan .... dolly grip: "a" camera, second unit
Dominic Aluisi .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Chris Bangma .... libra head technician
Robert Soup Campbell .... second assistant camera: "c" camera (as Robert 'Boceno' Campbell)
Philippe Carr-Forster .... camera operator: "a" camera
Andy Chen .... camera production assistant: second unit
Demetrie Cooley .... best boy grip: second unit
John Davies .... fixtures foreman
Keith B. Davis .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
François Duhamel .... still photographer
Eric Dvorsky .... aerial camera technician
David Edsall .... first assistant camera: "a" camera, second unit
Simon England .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Kevin Fahey .... rigging key grip
Clayton Fowler .... grip
Charley Gilleran .... key grip
Brandon Gleave .... lighting technician
Brandon Gleave .... set lighting technician
Jerardo Gomez .... electrician
Chris Haarhoff .... camera operator
Mark Hadland .... best boy electric
Chris Hill .... video playback
Patrick Hoeschen .... lighting technician
Walrus J.U.I.C.E. Howard .... assistant camera
Jordan C. Kadovitz .... additional video assist
Greg Karamov .... key grip: second unit
Michael Kelem .... aerial director of photography: splinter unit (as Mike Kelem)
Matthew J. Lloyd .... director of photography: second unit
John R. Manocchia .... rigging gaffer
Johan Martínez .... lighting technician
David William McDonald .... second assistant camera: a camera 2nd unit
Brian Minzlaff .... set lighting technician
Paul Murphey .... key digital video assist operator
Yen P. Nguyen .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Serge Nofield .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
David B. Nowell .... aerial director of photography: splinter unit (as David Nowell)
Morten Petersen .... lighting technician
Christopher Prampin .... gaffer
Brad Rea .... dolly grip: "b" camera
Mike Sanchez .... supervising video engineer
Marlen Schlawin .... camera loader: second unit
Brent Studler .... electrician
John Tanzer .... gaffer: second unit
Don Telles .... rigging grip
Cameron Thorburn .... grip
Hootly Weedn .... set lighting technician
Eric Yu .... digital imaging technician: second unit
 
Casting Department
Michelle Beatty .... extras casting
Judith Bouley .... casting consultant
Chris Bustard .... extras casting
Joe Cappelletti .... adr voice casting
Deborah Gabinetti .... casting: Indonesia
Tamara Hunter .... casting associate
Terry L. Lamfers .... casting executive
Philip Walton .... casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Michele Flynn .... head ager/dyer
Karen Franke .... costumer coordinator
Laurel Frushour .... set costumer
Dana Kay Hart .... costume supervisor
Sarah Holden .... costume assistant (as Sarah Bowman)
Jason M. Moore .... set costumer
Daniel Grant North .... costume supervisor
Lisa Parmet .... key costumer
Marcy Rector .... costumer
Marta Villalobos .... costumer
Tim Wegman .... costume shopper
Carmen Rodrigues Davis .... costume coordinator (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Angel Askins .... digital intermediate producer
Jason Barnoski .... assistant editor
David Bilow .... first assistant editor
Richard A. Eisenstein .... post-production technician
Elliott Eisman .... assistant editor
Zack Fox .... post-production assistant
Andy Kaplan .... senior digital intermediate producer
Thomas Kuo .... digital intermediate scan operator
Stefan Sonnenfeld .... digital intermediate colorist
Brian Gee .... Fotokem Assistant Editor (uncredited)
Matthew W. Johnson .... digital conform: Company 3 (uncredited)
Brent Koetter .... editorial engineer (uncredited)
Ian Sullivan .... digital intermediate accountant (uncredited)
 
Location Management
Ted Alvarez .... key assistant location manager
Nicholas S. Biron .... location scout
Scott Fitzgerald .... key assistant location manager
Robert Foulkes .... location manager
Amanda Harrington .... assistant location manager
Cary Heckman .... location scout
Brian Patrick Kinney .... key assistant location manager
Stephen Mapel .... location manager
Eric Mills .... location scout
Manny Padilla .... location scout
David Park .... key assistant location manager
David Park .... location scout
Alfonso F. Ruiz .... key assistant location manager
Richard Schuler .... location manager
Kirk Worley .... key assistant location manager
Kyle Oliver .... key assistant location manager (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Eric Bradley .... musician: whistler
Budd Carr .... music supervisor
Celeste Chada .... score coordinator
Geneviève Thomas Colvin .... music coordinator
Bruce Fowler .... orchestrator
Nick Glennie-Smith .... conductor
Kevin Globerman .... digital score recordist
Tom Hardisty .... music scoring recordist
Stephen Hilton .... musician: keyboards and programming
Bryce Jacobs .... guitars
Carlton Kaller .... music editor
Christopher Kaller .... ProTools music coordinator
Kevin Kaska .... orchestrator
Paul Kelly .... composer: additional music
Jonathan Krimstock .... guitarist
Jonathan Krimstock .... musician
T.J. Lindgren .... additional arranging and programming
Alan Meyerson .... music scoring mixer
Mac Quayle .... additional programming
Peter Rotter .... music contractor
Carl Rydlund .... orchestrator
Ruwanga 'Ru' Samath .... composer: additional music
Robert Schaper .... music editor
Adam Schmidt .... music recording engineer
Monica Sonand .... technical score engineer
Christian Wenger .... mix assistant
Devin Johnson .... assistant to the composer (uncredited)
Frank Macchia .... music preparation (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Ronald Augustus .... production van driver
Karen Bathalter .... dot administrator
Daniel Davis .... driver
Ken Farnell .... transportation co-captain
Keith D. Fisher .... transportation captain
Curt Michael Grooms .... transportation co-captain
Garner Humphrey .... driver
Bill Lopez-Arjona .... transportation
Margo Hunt McKay .... driver (as Margo Hunt)
Charles Montgomery .... driver
Cyril O'Neil .... picture car consultant
Don Poole .... driver: Oliver Stone
Tom Rebber .... picture car coordinator
Richard C. Ryan .... driver/generator operator
Tim Sisson .... transportation
Aaron Skalka .... transportation coordinator
Brian Stackhouse .... driver
Jay Thompson .... driver
Paul Tumber .... transportation
Gary Thomas Williams .... driver (as Gary 'Little G' Williams)
 
Other crew
Rachel Aberly .... unit publicist
Jesse J. Adams .... production assistant
Alex Ballar .... stand-in
Drew Barnett-Hamilton .... production secretary
Jules-César Bréchet .... production assistant
Kevin A. Canamar .... supervising set medic
Andy Chen .... production assistant
Nick Costantino .... first assistant accountant
Dana Curt .... 2nd Unit Medic
Bryan Davis .... assistant production coordinator
Drew Maximillion Davis .... production assistant
Rafael Echemendia .... computer security expert
Ralph Echemendia .... computer security consultant
Louis Farah .... medic
Mairead Gaffney .... production assistant
Matthew J. Gannon .... production assistant
Michael Paul Gibben .... stand-in
Amy K. Green .... second assistant accountant
Judd Greener .... production assistant
Trey Holland .... assistant: Taylor Kitsch
Sean Jennings .... additional production assistant
Kim Khoo .... production secretary
Chris Kieffer .... video playback graphics
Amanda Klein .... second assistant accountant
Janet Lee .... assistant: Mr. Stone
Evan Liss .... medic
Israel Lliteras .... site representative
Marguerite Lliteras .... studio operations manager
Tamara Maellaro .... medic
Owen Maxwell .... production assistant
Kevin McKeon .... assistant: Mr. Kopeloff
Meredith Meade .... production coordinator
Roni Meron .... stand-in: Salma Hayek
Carla Meyer .... dialect coach
Jennifer S. Milliman .... production assistant
Darren Moloney .... Location Site Representative
Brian Nailing .... cook
Michael Panevics .... armorer
Monica Perez Gelbman .... post-production accountant
Joshua Brian Pierce .... asset coordinator
Catherine Pittman .... dog trainer
Rebecca Robertson .... script supervisor
Rick Roesch .... payroll accountant
Dirk Rogers .... lab tech: K.N.B. EFX Group
Jill Rosenblatt .... production accountant
Courtney Salmon .... assistant: Ms. Hayek
Rahim Samadian .... office production assistant
Blair Skinner .... office production assistant
Ben Skorstad .... helicopter pilot
Timothy I. Stevenson .... assistant to producer
Jason Suhrke .... key set production assistant: second unit
Joshua Sussman .... assistant: Mr. Borman
Kim Thio .... paramedic: construction/rigging
Mark Van Horne .... laboratory contact
William Vasquez .... production assistant
Samara Vise .... production assistant
John Weber .... production office assistant
Sean Yopchick .... production assistant
Britney Young .... accounting clerk
Keegan Zall .... craft service: visual effects unit
Larry Zanoff .... armorer
Jerome Zelle .... assistant craft service
Tanya F. Zora .... production assistant
Stephen Bridgewater .... drama coach (uncredited)
Dana Curt .... set medic (uncredited)
Joseph M. Horrigan .... consultant: athletic performance (uncredited)
Nikhil Jassawalla .... consultant (uncredited)
Nick Loren .... double for John Travolta (uncredited)
Joshua Sussman .... production coordinator: Indonesian Unit (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Oliver Stone .... special thanks
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for strong brutal and grisly violence, some graphic sexuality, nudity, drug use and language throughout
Runtime:
131 min | USA:141 min (unrated version)
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Argentina:18 | Australia:MA15+ | Brazil:18 | Canada:18A (Ontario) | Finland:K-16 (director's cut) | France:12 | Germany:16 | Germany:18 (extended version) | Germany:16 (theatrical version) | Hong Kong:III | Ireland:16 | Italy:VM14 | Japan:R15+ (cut) | Japan:R18+ (uncut) | Mexico:C | Netherlands:16 | New Zealand:R16 | New Zealand:R18 (DVD rating) | Norway:15 | Philippines:R-18 | Portugal:M/16 | Russia:18+ | Singapore:R21 | South Korea:18 | Spain:18 | Sweden:15 | UK:15 (cut) (cinema release) | UK:18 (uncut) (video release) | USA:R (certificate #47564)
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Trivia:
Third time that Gary Stretch has acted under director Oliver Stone.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: When Elena and O are laying on the bed talking, Elena looks directly into the camera.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
O:[voice-over] Just because I'm telling you this story doesn't mean I'm alive at the end of it. This could all be pre-recorded and I could be talking to you from the bottom of the ocean. Yeah, it's that kind of a story. Because things just got so out of control.
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References "The Waltons" (1971)See more »
Soundtrack:
Silver Surfer, Ghost Rider Go!!!See more »

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Do Ben, Chon and O stay together at the end?
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65 out of 102 people found the following review useful.
A well made film that shoots itself in the foot, 29 August 2012
Author: We Watched A Movie from Lexington, Kentucky

Best friends Chon (Kitsch) and Ben (Johnson) are genius pot dealers in Laguna. One of them is more of a "save the universe" type guy and holds a degree in Business and Botany. Yes, pot heads in High Schools everywhere just rejoiced "It's a real thing!" and the other one, suffering from anger issues stemming from tours in Iraq takes care of the "beating the crap out of people when necessary" aspect. Oh yeah, they also share a girlfriend. (Awkward right?), her name is O (Lively). No really it is I swear. Anyways, moving on because we have to, these two guys have made some of the best pot known to man and have made millions from it. (Still can't find their own girlfriend though, just saying). Everything is going great as they take turns with their shared girlfriend (still weird) in their huge beach house when the Mexican drug cartel decides they want to be partners. This actually stands for "We own you now and you know you like it." Ben and Chon don't really feel like being De-decapitated so they decide to make a go of living in a jungle somewhere until Elena (Hayeck) the ruthless lady leader of the cartel has O kidnapped.

So are you over the fact that our two heroes share a girl yet? OK good, because I'm not either. This is one of those films that can only be enjoyed if you can let go of a few things. The whole film is narrated by O in her stoned and lazy version of her "OMG you guys I am so high right now" voice. She is a lot like her role in The Town only without the Boston accent. She is really annoying as a character and it's kind of hard to feel bad for her much less root for her. This is one of the things you have to let go of to enjoy the film. Ben and Chon worked well because they are the exact opposite to one another yet somehow have the respect for each-other to get along despite their constant different point of views. Kill everybody or run away. Ben was almost as annoying as O because he was always whining and psycho-analyzing everything. I found Chon to be my favorite of the three because he seemed to be the only one who just wanted to actually get things done and blow up some stuff while everyone else talked and talked some more.

Villains make films though and despite the awkwardness and UN-likability of some of the lead roles the bad guys were sinister, relentless and kind of funny at times. One interaction between Elena's ruthless right hand man Lado (Del Toro) and out for himself FBI agent Dennis (Travolta) in particular was tense and humorous at the same time. Travolta was surprisingly great in this film as he looked like his old self and I was pleased to see he had a larger part in the film than anticipated. Elena had a well written back story as well as the bad guys, while certainly crude enough to hate were interesting enough to steal the flick.

Savages UN-intentionally gives us no-one to root for and may even get on your nerves for a moment or two with its anything goes mentality. There is no doubt however, that it has some great action sequences, well written dialog (minus a few horrendous lines by O's character), strong acting by a strong cast and is an all-around well-made film all the way up until it's absolutely dreadful crash and burn of an ending. I won't give anything away here but let's just say this ending is a problem. It felt as though the Director had a decent ending for a good film but wanted some attention so badly that he was willing to ruin his own movie to do so. You don't always have to be edgy and cute. Sometimes playing things straight up is what's best.

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