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Violet & Daisy -- Two teenage assassins accept what they think will be a quick-and-easy job, until an unexpected target throws them off their plan.

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Geoffrey Fletcher (written by)
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Release Date:
6 June 2013 (Israel) See more »
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Tagline:
Too much sugar can kill you. See more »
Plot:
Two teenage assassins accept what they think will be a quick-and-easy job, until an unexpected target throws them off their plan. | Add synopsis »
NewsDesk:
(5 articles)
James Gandolfini to Co-Star in Violet & Daisy
 (From Collider.com. 13 September 2010, 10:27 AM, PDT)

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 (From ShadowAndAct. 7 September 2010, 12:01 PM, PDT)

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User Reviews:
An accidental masterpiece!!! See more (34 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Saoirse Ronan ... Daisy

Alexis Bledel ... Violet

James Gandolfini ... The Guy

Marianne Jean-Baptiste ... Number 1

Danny Trejo ... Russ
Lynda Gravatt ... Dolores

Tatiana Maslany ... April

Cody Horn ... Barbie Sunday

John Ventimiglia ... Man #1

Stu 'Large' Riley ... Man #2

Neville Archambault ... Man #3

Danny Hoch ... Man #4

Tuffy Questell ... Kidnapped Man

Nick Choksi ... Desk Officer
Gary Hope ... Hardware Store Cashier
Chris Columbo ... Hardware Store Perp
Bettye Fletcher ... Doll Hospital Patron
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Ismael Peter Casillas III ... School Boy (uncredited)

Francesca Chaney ... Doll Hospital Girl (uncredited)

Morgan Demeola ... Anna (uncredited)

Danielle DeSantis ... School Girl (uncredited)

Jeff Grossman ... Police Officer (uncredited)

Cassidy Hinkle ... June (uncredited)
Jeffrey M. Marchetti ... Police Officer Down (uncredited)

Leif Riddell ... Shooter #2 (uncredited)

Tatsumi Romano ... Doll Hospital Nurse (uncredited)
Paul Thornton ... Pedestrian (uncredited)

Vesta Tuckute ... Annie (uncredited)

Uzimann ... Pedestrian (uncredited)
Emerald-Angel Young ... May (uncredited)

Directed by
Geoffrey Fletcher 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Geoffrey Fletcher  written by

Produced by
Sarah Connors .... co-producer
Geoffrey Fletcher .... producer
Rachel Israel .... associate producer
Steve Kempf .... co-producer
John Penotti .... producer
Denise Pinckley .... line producer
I-fan Quirk .... associate producer
James W. Skotchdopole .... executive producer
Bonnie Timmermann .... producer
 
Cinematography by
Vanja Cernjul (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Joe Klotz 
 
Casting by
Bonnie Timmermann 
 
Production Design by
Patrizia von Brandenstein 
 
Art Direction by
Fredda Slavin 
 
Set Decoration by
Regina Graves 
 
Costume Design by
Jenny Gering 
 
Makeup Department
Bert Reo Anderson .... hair stylist
Qodi Armstrong .... hair designer
Johann Benét .... makeup artist
Susan Schectar .... hair stylist
Vanessa Heshima Sims .... key hair stylist
Toy Van Lierop .... makeup department head
 
Production Management
Sarah Connors .... post-production supervisor
Lucas Joaquin .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Robert C. Albertell .... first assistant director
Joan G. Bostwick .... second assistant director
Conor Kelly .... second second assistant director
 
Art Department
Jenn Bubka .... set dresser
Christiopher Chenel .... on-set dresser
Gay Howard .... art department coordinator
Connor Jones .... set decoration production assistant
John Michael Kehoe .... art department assistant
Bradley Klipp .... leadman
Mitchell Landsman .... scenic artist
Paul Alexander Larkin .... set dresser
Laura Nemesi .... assistant set decorator
Randy L. Parisian .... scenic artist
Hunter Popalis .... assistant to the production designer
Daniel Ritchel .... props
Mick Rossman .... charge scenic
John S. Schlicter .... camera scenic
Daniel Wallenstein .... construction grip
Sabrina Wright .... property master
 
Sound Department
Laurel Bridges .... boom operator
Robert Fernandez .... sound re-recording mixer
Matthew Haasch .... foley supervisor
Robert Hein .... sound re-recording mixer
James LaFarge .... sound utility
Igor Nikolic .... foley editor
Jay Peck .... foley artist
David Wahnon .... dialogue editor
 
Visual Effects by
Glenn Allen .... visual effects producer: Brainstorm Digital
Matt Anderson .... visual effects coordinator
Sean Araki .... systems engineer
J. John Corbett .... visual effects supervisor
Kelsey Craig .... digital compositor (as Kelsey Randle)
Eran Dinur .... compositing supervisor (as Eran Dinour)
Richard Friedlander .... visual effects producer: Brainstorm Digital
Edward Grad .... matte painting artist
Ryan Leonard .... compositor
Mark Lieberman .... digital compositor
Yunsik Noh .... digital compositor
Jun Zhang .... digital compositor
 
Stunts
Roy T. Anderson .... stunts
Peter Bucossi .... stunt coordinator
Chris Colombo .... stunts
Lori E. Cunningham .... stunt performer
Christopher Jon Gombos .... stunt double
David S. Lomax .... stunt performer
Roberto Lopez .... stunt performer
Jeffrey M. Marchetti .... stunts
Thomas Place .... stunts
Leif Riddell .... stunt performer
Julia Royter .... stunt double: Saoirse Ronan
Mam Smith .... stunt double: Alexis Bledel
Brian Smyj .... stunt player
Jimmy P. Wong .... utility stunts
Kenny Wong .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Amy Bench .... camera production assistant
Manuel Billeter .... camera operator: "a" camera
Maceo Bishop .... steadicam operator
John Edison Blagg .... "b" dolly grip
Josh Blakeslee .... first assistant camera
Oliver Cary .... camera "a" operator
James Dombey .... grip
John P. Fitzpatrick .... camera intern
Aaron Jacobs .... grip
David Lee .... still photographer
Michael C. Maronna .... electrician
Greg McMahon .... film loader
Alan J. Mehlbrech .... steadicam operator
Joe Mellon .... dolly grip
Chuck Moya .... assistant camera
Sebastien Nicolet .... electrician
Mike O'Shea Jr. .... steadicam operator
John L. Oates .... gaffer
Brent Poleski .... key grip
Guillaume Renberg .... remote camera operator
Jennifer Scarlata .... electrician
Lara Sfire .... electrician
Michael Sofronski .... still photographer
Jelani Atu Wilson .... second assistant camera
 
Casting Department
Akiko Shibata .... casting associate
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Gracie Cox .... assistant costume designer
Trenton Dallas .... key costumer
Alexis Johnson .... wardrobe intern
Lindsay Johnston .... wardrobe intern
Yinxia Asia Ng .... costume coordinator
Ann Nguyen .... costume assistant
Matthew Simonelli .... shopper
 
Editorial Department
Sarah Brigman .... post-production coordinator
Cristina Esterás-Ortiz .... dailies producer (as Cristina Esteras-Ortiz)
Cristina Esterás-Ortiz .... digital intermediate producer (as Cristina Esteras-Ortiz)
Ben Perez .... digital intermediate colorist
David A. Smith .... assistant editor
Kat Spiess .... assistant editor
James Nichols Jr. .... assistant editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
David Campbell .... score consultant
Paul Cantelon .... composer: theme music
Annette Kudrak .... music editor
 
Other crew
Joseph Abisso .... production intern
Sam Arthurs .... armorer
Angad Aulakh .... production intern
Gillian Berrow .... assistant production coordinator
Beverly Billin .... assistant production coordinator
Anna Bosco .... production accountant
Sam Bromell .... production assistant
Nicole Bukowski .... first assistant accountant
Kohli Calhoun .... dialect coach
Rachel Cates .... production coordinator
Ellen Athena Catsikeas .... location manager
George Doherty .... production supervisor
Joseph C. Felece .... stand-in
Estefania Fernandez .... accounting intern
Sarah Follett .... assistant location manager
Jennifer Zolten Freed .... post production accountant
Joshua A. Friedman .... paperwork production assistant
David Wesley Gelb .... production assistant
Catrin Hedström .... production intern
Matthew Honovic .... production associate: GreeneStreet Films
Richard Keeshan .... production coordinator
Brendan Kehoe .... location scout
Veronica Lupu .... script supervisor
Krutika Mallikarjuna .... production assistant
Michael McGrail .... location assistant
Narielys Márquez Carrasquillo .... additional production assistant
O. Valerie Pratt .... payroll accountant
Javier Rojas .... craft service
Marlon Small .... production intern
Dimitris Soukos .... location coordinator
Graceline J. Tucker .... production intern/catering assistant
Vesta Tuckute .... stand in: Saoirse Ronan (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Roberta Flack .... special thanks
Spike Lee .... special thanks
Quentin Tarantino .... special thanks
Bruce Willis .... special thanks
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for violence, disturbing behavior and language
Runtime:
88 min
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
The doll hospital patron is played by Bettye Fletcher, Geoffrey S. Fletcher's real life mother.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: When Violet and Daisy are shooting Michael with their eyes closed Daisy fires about 8 shots with the slide on her gun locked back indicating that the magazine is already empty.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Daisy:[seeing cancelled posters] What are we going to do now?
Violet:I'll think of something.
Daisy, Violet:[cut to them carrying pizzas boxes in Nun outfits]
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Movie Connections:
References Superbad (2007)See more »
Soundtrack:
Angel of the MorningSee more »

FAQ

What is the song during the first shooting?
Who is Rose and why is she important?
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49 out of 89 people found the following review useful.
An accidental masterpiece!!!, 16 September 2011
Author: krs1985 from Hamilton, Canada

I had the chance to check out Geoffrey Fletcher's directorial debut on its premiere at the Toronto Film Festival and I was blown away. Geoffrey Fletcher is known as the Academy winning screenwriter of the film Precious, and his debut as a director took me by surprise because it did not at all offset any element from his writing work on Precious. He goes from social consciousness, inner-city story, black American social issues, etc.. and does a complete 180 degrees to create a world where two (white) teenage girls go on killing sprees for a living. but then again, Precious was adapted from a book, so he can kind of get away with this. Nevertheless, this really took me by surprise!

Alexis Bledel and Saoirse Ronan play the title characters, who seem like they spun out of a Tarantino movie. Violet and Daisy are hit girls in New York, casually amoral about assignments with their only real concern being what dresses to buy with the pay. The movie unfolds in 10 chapters with the first being the most Tarantino-esque, which actually establishes the wrong tone for what is to come. Saoirse Ronan will definitely be mentioned come award time! I must admit that the film was entertaining and filled with great comedic timing and actions scenes that came straight out of a Tarantino flick. In fact, If I didn't know who had directed this film, my first guess would be Quentin Tarantino. Violet and Daisy are given a new assignment — an easy one for an increase in pay,they are assured — takes the film into much trickier terrain. The target, played as a wry and rumpled sad sack by James Gandolfini (Tony Soprano) actually welcomes the girls' visit to his dumpy apartment. This bothers them: Shooting a willing victim seems unprofessional. The movie now devolves into a three-hander, with any number of incidents and other "guests" causing interruptions but the movie essentially becomes a play and delves into a poetic set of scenes filled with symbolic imagery to reveal each character's motives in life. The key confrontation in this life-or-death situation between killers and a eager victim forces self-examination on the parts of all three.

I applaud Fletcher's first effort, but can't really define him until I see more from him, which should be interesting to see what's next.

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