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U Turn ()


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A man heading to Vegas to pay off his gambling debt before the Russian mafia kills him is forced to stop in an Arizona town where everything that can go wrong does go wrong.

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Bobby Cooper
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Darrell
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Biker #1
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Biker #2
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Blind Man
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Grace McKenna
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Sheriff Potter
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Jake McKenna
Aida Linares ...
Jamilla
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Boy in Grocery Store
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Sergi (as Ilia Volokh)
Valeriy Nikolaev ...
Mr. Arkady (as Valery Nikolaev)
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Boyd
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Ed
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Flo (as Julie Haggerty)
Annie Tien ...
Short Order Cook (as Annie Mei-Ling Tien)
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Toby N. Tucker
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Jenny
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Grace's Mother
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Bus Station Clerk
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Girl in Bus Station
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jeff Flach ...
Yes Man (uncredited)

Directed by

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Oliver Stone

Written by

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John Ridley ... (screenplay)
 
John Ridley ... (book "Stray Dogs")

Produced by

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William H. Brown ... associate producer (as Bill Brown)
Dan Halsted ... producer
Mike Medavoy ... CEO of Phoenix Pictures
John Ridley ... executive producer
Richard Rutowski ... co-producer
Clayton Townsend ... producer

Music by

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Ennio Morricone

Cinematography by

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Robert Richardson ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Hank Corwin
Thomas J. Nordberg

Editorial Department

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Brian Berdan ... additional editor
Charles Johnston ... post-production assistant
Bob Kaiser ... color timer
Saar Klein ... additional editor
Christine Lee ... first assistant editor (as C.Y. Lee)
Paul Martinez ... first assistant editor
Yvonne Valdez ... assistant editor
Shane Ross ... apprentice editor (uncredited)

Casting By

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Mary Vernieu

Production Design by

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Victor Kempster
Jacqueline M. Granger ... (uncredited)

Art Direction by

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Dan Webster

Set Decoration by

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Merideth Boswell

Costume Design by

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Beatrix Aruna Pasztor

Makeup Department

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John Blake ... key makeup artist
Cydney Cornell ... department head hair stylist
Ken Diaz ... makeup creator: Jon Voight / makeup designer: Jon Voight
Dino Ganziano ... hair stylist: Jon Voight
Rob Hinderstein ... makeup artist
Mark Sanchez ... makeup artist (as Mark R. Sanchez)
Natalie Wood ... makeup artist
Melissa Yonkey ... hair stylist (as Melissa A. Yonkey)

Production Management

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Jeff Flach ... production supervisor
Clayton Townsend ... unit production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Seth Cirker ... first assistant director
Paul Byrne Prenderville ... second assistant director (as Paul Prenderville)
Jason Roberts ... second assistant director: Palm Springs (uncredited)

Art Department

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Sarah Bowen ... art department coordinator
Bill Darrow ... stand-by painter
Marc Fisichella ... set designer
Kevin M. Gannon ... assistant props
Michael R. Gannon ... assistant property master
Bill Holmquist ... construction coordinator
Ari Jacobs ... production assistant/graphics
John A. Kelly ... key set painter
Bill Land ... set dresser
John M. Oswald ... set dresser
David Peck ... general foreman
William A. Petrotta ... property master (as Bill Petrotta)
John Root ... supervising signwriter (as John L. Root)
Tommy Samona ... lead man
Gregg Singer ... swing gang boss
Kristen Spinning ... painter
Ryan T. Mennealy ... set dresser (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Gary Alper ... sound mixer
Neal J. Anderson ... adr supervisor
Laura Harris Atkinson ... dialogue editor (as Laura Harris)
Gregg Barbanell ... foley artist
Kevin Cerchiai ... utility sound
Toby Dalsgaard ... foley editor
Richard Dwan Jr. ... sound editor
Keith Gardner ... boom operator
Chris Hogan ... sound effects editor
David Kneupper ... supervising sound editor
Peter J. Lehman ... sound effects editor
Brian D. Lucas ... sound recordist
Horace Manzanares ... assistant sound editor
Brian McPherson ... sound effects editor
Scott Millan ... re-recording mixer
Rick Morris ... sound effects editor
Patrick N. Sellers ... dialogue editor (as Pat Sellers)
Brad Sherman ... re-recording mixer
Lauren Stephens ... dialogue editor / sound editor
Fabio Venturi ... sound engineer
Bob Bowman ... assistant adr editor (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Mark Henderscheid ... special effects coordinator (as Mark Hendersheid)
Ken Speed ... special effects coordinator
G. Peter King ... special effects (uncredited)

Visual Effects by

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Tom Lamb ... digital artist

Stunts

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Stephanie Finochio ... stunt double
Tierre Turner ... stunt coordinator
Scott Waugh ... stunt double: Sean Penn
Hugh Aodh O'Brien ... stunts (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Paul Amorelli ... set electrician
Kenneth J. Appel ... electrian
Jerry G. Callaway ... camera operator: "b" camera / director of photography: second unit
John Cardoni ... rigging gaffer
Stephen DeRespino ... grip
James W. Finnerty ... key grip (as James Finnerty Jr.)
Tab Fivecoat ... company grip
Wayne D. Goldwyn ... time-lapse photography
Timothy Healy ... assistant chief lighting technician
Glen Holland ... lighting console programmer
Marty Kassab-Chaney ... video wrangler
Tom Kerwick ... key grip: b unit
Steve Koster ... camera operator: Wescam camera
Jonathan Lumley ... chief lighting technician
Zade Rosenthal ... still photographer
Gregor Tavenner ... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Renee Treyball ... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Kelly Marie Uchimura ... film loader
Jeanne Vienne ... second assistant camera (as Jeanne Lipsey)
Robert Amses ... first assistant camera: "b" camera (uncredited)
John Cambria ... first assistant camera: "b" camera (uncredited)
Julian Del Valle ... balloon lighting supervisor (uncredited)
Jeffrey L. Kimball ... additional photographer (uncredited)
Dave Lowry ... dolly grip (uncredited)
Ronald Plant ... rigging grip (uncredited)
Curt B. Walheim ... assistant camera (uncredited)
William M. Weberg ... best boy grip (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Anne McCarthy ... casting associate
Sandra Noriega ... extras casting
Alyssa Weisberg ... casting associate

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Michelle Kurpaska ... costume supervisor
Nail Rockett ... head cutter
June Barney ... seamstress (uncredited)
Cookie Lopez ... costumer (uncredited)

Location Management

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David Pomier ... assistant location manager
Keenan Rutowski ... location assistant

Music Department

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Bill Abbott ... music editor
Budd Carr ... executive music producer
Angelo Giovagnoli ... orchestra coordinator
Steve W. Mauldin ... composer: additional music
Ennio Morricone ... conductor / orchestrator
Denise Okimoto ... assistant music editor
Fabio Venturi ... score mixer

Script and Continuity Department

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Corey B. Yugler ... script supervisor
Richard Rutowski ... script revisions (uncredited)
Oliver Stone ... script revisions (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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Jeff Couch ... transportation captain
J. Armin Garza II ... driver: camera car
A. Welch Lambeth ... transportation coordinator
Brian Steagall ... transportation captain
Kip Wolverton ... driver

Other crew

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Steve Banta ... office production assistant (as Stephen Banta)
James 'Morris' Byrnes ... set production assistant
Ian Calip ... office production assistant
Mindy J. Cole ... assistant: Mr. Halsted (as Mindy Cole)
Ann Marie Digioia ... assistant: Mr. Townsend
Denis Doyle ... set production assistant
Brad Hall ... key set production assistant
Jacob Hensberry ... production assistant
Nicholas Irwin ... second assistant accountant
Eddie Kish ... office production assistant
Christine Lee ... title designer: main title (as C.Y. Lee)
Phillip Lozevski ... office production assistant (as Phillip M. Lozevski)
Arthur Manson ... producers' representative
Chris Miller ... technical services
Suzanne Schnulle Murphy ... first assistant accountant (as Sue Schnulle Murphy)
Karen O'Toole ... assistant production coordinator
Golan Ramraz ... production assistant (as Golan Ramras)
Chris Renna ... company physician (as Dr. Christian Renna)
Concepcion Roca ... craft service
Gregg Rosenzweig ... set production assistant
Denyse Rossi ... payroll accountant
Jordan Ryder ... assistant: Mr. Penn
Barbara-Ann Stein ... controller
Scott Stravitz ... construction medic
Annie Tien ... assistant: Mr. Stone (as Annie Mei-Ling Tien)
Nadia Venesse ... dialect coach
Gary Thomas Williams ... office production assistant
Gary R. Wordham ... production coordinator
Larry Zience ... set production assistant (as Larry A. Zience)
Cody Flynn Alexander ... production assistant (uncredited)

Thanks

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Gary Greene ... special thank you (as Gary S. Greene)
Kevin White ... special thank you (as Kevin C. White)

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

When Bobby's car breaks down in the desert while on the run from some of the bookies who have already taken two of his fingers, he becomes trapped in the nearby small town where the people are stranger than anyone he's encountered. After becoming involved with a (unbeknownst to him) young married woman, her husband hires Bobby to kill her. Later, she hires Bobby to kill the husband. Written by Jason Ihle

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Taglines Expect the Unexpected. See more »
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Also Known As
  • U Turn - Ici commence l'enfer (France)
  • Stray Dogs (United States)
  • U-Turn - Kein Weg zurück (Germany)
  • U-Turn - Tödliche Wendung (Germany)
  • Giro al infierno (Spain)
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Runtime
  • 125 min
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Budget $19,000,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia When a journalist asked Oliver Stone why he did such a film, Stone responded that he wanted to make a small film that he would enjoy seeing as a teenager. See more »
Goofs Not only is there a visible line attached to the vulture's leg in one scene, this vulture and all vultures shown in the movie are of a species that does not exist in the United States. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Kiss the Girls/The Matchmaker/U Turn/The Locusts/Fast, Cheap & Out of Control (1997). See more »
Soundtracks It's A Good Day See more »
Quotes Blind Man: Your lies are old but you tell them pretty good.
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