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Motive is an edgy thriller that centers around Emery Simms, a highly educated and successful business tycoon who happens to be married to the quintessential wife Constance. Things go... See more »

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Constance Simms
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Emery Simms
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Allannah James
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Brandon
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Derrick Woods
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Detective Pierce
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Detective Morgan
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Ray
Caryn Ward ...
Gwendolyn
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Letrice
Brian Hite ...
Kenneth Stroud
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Reyes (as David Collier)
Candice Carbo ...
Anna
Antwan Mills ...
Stan
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Simon (as Mike Piniewski)
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Jim
Mwangi Kwesi ...
Russell
Frank Ski ...
Senator
Rashan Ali Smith ...
Jen
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sho Dixon ...
Kid on Playground
Clark Washington ...
Girl on Playground Swing
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Receptionist (as Sarah E. Spencer)
Lil' Zane ...
M'Kai (as Zane Copeland Jr.)
John Fitzgerald Page ...
Awards Gala Attendee (uncredited)
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Mail Handler (uncredited)
Marian Wagner ...
Golf Club Patron (uncredited)
Joe Walsh ...
Police Officer (uncredited)
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Extra (uncredited)

Directed by

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Craig Ross Jr.

Written by

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Kelsey Scott ... ()

Produced by

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Gregory Ramon Anderson ... co-producer
Vivica A. Fox ... producer
Rob Hardy ... producer
Veronica F. Nichols ... associate producer
Will Packer ... producer (as William Packer)
Lita Richardson ... producer

Music by

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Jan Pomerans

Cinematography by

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Kenneth Stipe ... (as Ken Stipe)

Film Editing by

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Robert Coles

Editorial Department

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Michelle Nunez ... assistant editor

Casting By

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Joe Adams
Ayo Davis

Production Design by

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Korey Washington

Costume Design by

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Jeannette Guillermo

Makeup Department

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Cynthia Champion ... assistant hair stylist
Cynthia L. Chapman ... assistant hair stylist
Jennifer E Ivey ... makeup assistant (as Jennifer Ivey)
Rea Ann Silva ... makeup artist: Ms. Fox (as Reaann Silva)
Sean Smith ... hair stylist: Ms. Fox
Linda Thompson ... key hair stylist (as Linda Clark-Thompson)
Denise Tunnell ... key makeup artist

Production Management

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Jolly Dale ... unit production manager
Thomas Carl McGuinness ... post-production supervisor

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Angi Bones ... second assistant director (as Angelique Bones)
Louis Paul Tocchet ... first assistant director (as Louis Tocchet)
Inman Young ... second second assistant director

Art Department

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Tania Bell ... props master
Elliott Boswell ... set dresser
James Brothers ... set dresser (as James B. Brothers)
Jennifer Cameron ... props / set dresser
Robert Tate Nichols ... lead man
Tripp Norton ... set dresser (as William Tripp Norton)
Lance Totten ... set dresser

Sound Department

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Mick Davies ... boom operator
Paul Drenning ... adr mixer
Mike Filosa ... sound mixer
Kurt Kassulke ... re-recording mixer
Jay Ticer ... boom operator

Visual Effects by

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Michelle Nunez ... title designer

Stunts

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George B. Colucci Jr. ... stunt coordinator (as George Colucci)
Brian Hite ... stunt coordinator

Camera and Electrical Department

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Irie Bailey ... grip
Louis 'Bolaji' Bailey ... key grip
Shelley Baldwin ... electrician
Bill Bennett ... best boy grip
Alfeo Dixon ... camera operator: "b" camera / director of photography: second unit / still photographer
Marc Dobiecki ... director of photography: time-lapse cinematography
Ben Gaskin ... best boy electric (as Benny Gaskins)
Rodney Gaskin ... electrician
Lorenzo Hall ... grip
Carl Johnson ... electrician / gaffer
Carl M. Johnson ... lighting technician
Sherman Johnson ... second assistant camera
Chris Jones ... Steadicam operator
Bret Lanius ... first assistant camera
Isaac Newton ... grip intern
Stoke T. Renigade Patterson ... electrician (as Stroke T. Renigade)
Billy Sherrill ... dolly grip (as Billy Sherril)
John E. Stephens ... crane technician (as John Stephens) / grip (as John Stephens)
Bin Summors ... camera loader
Obinwa Summors ... camera loader
Trey Twitty ... first assistant camera: second unit (as Vernon 'Trey' Twitty III)
Tom Whipple ... Steadicam operator

Casting Department

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Jolanda Anthony ... casting associate
Terry Gingles ... adr voice casting (as Terry Gingles Jr.)
Randee Price ... casting assistant: Los Angeles
Elle Richardson ... extras casting (as Sherry Richardson)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Patrice Bone ... costumer
Gertrude Moore ... seamstress

Location Management

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Michael Fletcher ... location manager
Cory Talanca ... assistant location manager
Thomas B.J. Williams ... location assistant

Music Department

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Ali Muhammad ... music supervisor
Akinah Rahmaan ... co-music supervisor

Transportation Department

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Ralph Strickland ... transportation coordinator
Oranz Walker ... transportation captain

Other crew

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Dianne Ashford ... production coordinator
Adia Bradley ... intern
Adam Brouillard ... intern
Sekinah Brown ... office production assistant
Kesha Bullard ... intern
Derrick Doose ... set production assistant
Jessie Dunbar ... set intern
Stephen Hall ... set production assistant
Elise Hines ... intern
Nina Hodge ... intern (as Darnina Hodge)
Breon Inman ... intern
Patrice Lee ... intern
Trina Love ... assistant to producers (as Trina Love Perrineau)
Derrick Napoleon ... intern
Tameche Packer ... production secretary
Shanalyna C. Palmer ... key set production assistant (as Shanalyna Palmer)
Jill Potter ... intern
Raquel Riley-Thomas ... body double
Xavier Rivers ... stand-in: Mel Jackson
Ron Robinson ... intern
Chase Sloan ... intern (as La' Quesha Sloan)
Sue Ellen Smith ... script supervisor
Latanya Stephens ... intern
Tony Thomas ... craft service
Sean Van Dorn ... intern
Chrishawn Wagoner ... production office intern
Sasha Wordlaw ... intern (as Shatasha Wordlaw)

Thanks

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Nina Packer ... the producers wish to thank

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Plot Summary

Motive is an edgy thriller that centers around Emery Simms, a highly educated and successful business tycoon who happens to be married to the quintessential wife Constance. Things go dangerously awry when the thrill seeking Emery engages in an adulterous fling with the wildly free-spirited and exotic Allanah. Timing couldn't be any worse when the politics of high society, shady business deals, bad press, and a violent murder collide, they threaten to destroy more than just his shaky marriage. As police probe into his situation, they uncover a labyrinth of deception, agendas and motives, where the stakes are enormous and nothing is what it seems. Written by Rob Hardy

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Taglines There is only loyalty or betrayal. Nothing in between. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Motive (United States)
  • Motives - Wenn Begierde zerstört (Germany)
  • Мотиви (Bulgaria, Bulgarian title)
  • Indíték (Hungary)
  • Motivi (Serbia)
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  • 87 min
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Trivia All African American cast See more »
Goofs Emery goes home after being punched, and while speaking to his wife, the blood on his chin changes from shot to shot. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in The Making of 'Motives' (2004). See more »

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