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Bobby Z ()

The Death and Life of Bobby Z (original title)
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A DEA agent provides former Marine Tim Kearney with a way out of his prison sentence: impersonate Bobby Z, a recently deceased drug dealer, in a hostage switch with a crime lord.

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Cast

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Tim Kearney
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Tad Grusza
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Elizabeth
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Brian
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Johnson
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Don Huertero
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Kit
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Bobby Z
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Jorge Escobar
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Duke
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Boom Boom
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Monk
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Macy
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Stanley (as Raymond Barry)
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Mexican Detective
Pat Miletich ...
Rojas (as Patrick Miletich)
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Maddog
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Oleg
Robert Fraade ...
Moreno
Karla Marquez Ulbrich ...
Mexican Maid
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Felipe
Zoska Aleece ...
Sexy Woman (as Zoshka Aleece)
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Wayne
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Nico
Yves De Bono ...
Englishman
Jim Talbert ...
Valet Parker
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Security Guard
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Partygoer #1
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Partygoer #2
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Ashley (as Rebecca Chaney)
Robbie Lawler ...
Diego (as Rob Lawler)
Rory Markham ...
Half-blood
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Guard
Tim Sylvia ...
Aryan #1
Ben Rothwell ...
Aryan #2
Jimothy Hoang ...
Asian Boy (as Jimmy Hoang)
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Huertero Thug (as Tommy Rosales)
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Man With Mohawk
Roland Fullajtar ...
Prison Inmate
Inna Khusid ...
Tattoo Girl
Mónica Ribeiro ...
Prostitute #1 (as Monica Ribeiro)
Tyana Alvarado ...
Prostitute #2
Genevieve Gergis ...
Prostitute #3
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Prostitute #4
Judith Mendez ...
Prostitute #5
Peter Sigrist ...
Ultralight Pilot
Bobby Giordano ...
Biker #1
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Don Huertero's Crew (as Manuel García)
Julio Castillo ...
Don Huertero's Crew
Carlos Omar Esquivel ...
Don Huertero's Crew (as Carlos Omar)
Victor Lopez Castro ...
Don Huertero's Crew (as Victor López Castro)
Jose Albino Iniguez ...
Don Huertero's Crew
Tornado Ruiz ...
Don Huertero's Crew
Tury Gonzalez ...
Don Huertero's Crew
Guillermo Osorio ...
Mexican Mafia
Benny Nunez ...
Mexican Mafia
Martin Hernandez ...
Mexican Mafia
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
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Drug dealer (uncredited)
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Summer the Surfer Girl (uncredited)
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Prisoner (uncredited)
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Party girl (uncredited)
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Monk's Boat Captain (uncredited)
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LAPD Officer (uncredited)
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Hippy Narrator (uncredited)
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Monk's bikini babe #2 (uncredited)
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Prisoner (uncredited)
Carrie Fleshman ...
Server at party (uncredited)
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Aryan Brotherhood inmate (uncredited)
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Captive (uncredited)
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Prison Guard (uncredited)
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Party Girl #2 (uncredited)
Angel Lacy ...
Captive (uncredited)
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Hot Tub Girl (uncredited)
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Driver (uncredited)
Matt McClure ...
Gay guy 1 (uncredited)
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Prisoner (uncredited)
Jennifer Samples ...
Frisbee throwing girl #2 (uncredited)
Josh Schlieff ...
Fireman (uncredited)
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Gangster (uncredited) (voice)
A.J. Walsh ...
Paul Walker as a Kid (uncredited)
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One-Way (uncredited)
Megan Elizabeth Wescott ...
Party girl / Ex gf (uncredited)

Directed by

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John Herzfeld

Written by

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Bob Krakower ... (screenplay) &
Larry Schapiro ... (screenplay) (as Allen Lawrence)
 
Don Winslow ... (novel)

Produced by

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Brandon Birtell ... co-producer
Kenneth Burke ... line producer
Boaz Davidson ... executive producer
Danny Dimbort ... executive producer
Stan Erdreich ... co-producer
Mark Handel ... executive producer
Manfred D. Heid ... executive producer
Brandon Hill ... associate producer
Gerd Koechlin ... executive producer
Josef Lautenschlager ... executive producer
Avi Lerner ... executive producer
Danny Lerner ... executive producer
Matt Luber ... producer
Heidi Jo Markel ... producer
Keith Samples ... producer
Larry Schapiro ... co-producer
Peter Schlessel ... producer
Trevor Short ... executive producer
Andreas Thiesmeyer ... executive producer
Omar Veytia ... co-producer

Music by

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Tim Jones

Cinematography by

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John Bailey ... (uncredited)

Film Editing by

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Bruce Cannon
Alain Jakubowicz

Editorial Department

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Paul Abelkis ... assistant editor
Ryan Daddi ... post-production assistant
Tritia Espinoza ... international editor
Maxine Gervais ... digital intermediate colorist
Michael Grawert ... assistant colorist
Ray Karwel ... assistant editor
Candice Levy ... post-production coordinator

Casting By

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John Papsidera

Production Design by

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Gae S. Buckley ... (as Gae Buckley)

Costume Design by

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Jill M. Ohanneson ... (as Jill Ohanneson)

Makeup Department

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Gloria Conrad ... key hair stylist
Raul Covarrubias ... hair stylist: Mexico
Sara De Pue ... key makeup artist (as Sarah Depue)
Elvia Felix Herrera ... makeup artist (as Elvia Felix)
Dugg Kirkpatrick ... department head of hair stylist
Eleanor Sabaduquia ... makeup artist: Los Angeles pickups
Calvin Scott ... makeup artist
Randy Westgate ... department head of makeup

Production Management

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Kenneth Burke ... unit production manager
George Gale ... post-production supervisor
Andrew Troy ... post-production manager
Omar Veytia ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Tony Adler ... first assistant director
Adam Jordan ... second second assistant director
David Mendoza ... second assistant director: re-shoot
Jayson Merrill ... first assistant director: second unit
Jeffrey Schwartz ... second second assistant director: Los Angeles
Ken Twohy ... assistant director
Matthew T. Weiner ... second assistant director

Art Department

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Angel Daniel Adeli Chaidez ... carpenter
Jesus Aispouro Rios ... laborer
Sealtiel Avedano Hernandez ... carpenter
Enrique Carvajal Castillo ... carpenter
Patrick Cassidy ... leadman
Francisco Cervantes ... swing
Jesus Chaidez Marquez ... carpenter
Jose Refugio Chaidez Marquez ... construction foreman
Nigel Clinker ... property master
Eric Conger ... swing
Rafael Delgado Santiago ... swing
Elizabeth Flaherty ... interim art director
Guillermo Abraham Gutierrez Barba ... junior carpenter
Juan Manuel Gutierrez Barba ... junior carpenter
Aaron García Guzmán ... art department coordinator (as Aaron Guzman)
Yasmin Lopez Arestegui ... assistant set decorator
Ramon A. Lopez Ramirez ... laborer
Pablo Maanon ... on-set dresser
Brenda Maria Marquez ... laborer
Ernesto S. Martinez ... construction buyer
Maynard Mendoza ... swing
Jose Gonzalo Morales Martuez ... laborer
Angel Orona Moreno ... swing (as Angel Orona)
Pachilu Moreno ... assistant set decorator
Roberto Moreno ... graphic designer
David J. Negron ... storyboard artist (as David Negron)
Armando Oliva ... on-set props
Renato Orona Estrada ... carpenter
Tony Perez ... lead man
Jesus Javier Quiroz ... swing (as Javier Quiroz)
Enrique Renteria ... swing
Raynaldo Santiago Santiago ... painter foreman
Harlan Thome ... swing
To'Osavili T. Ulutu ... swing
Simon Vazquez Sanchez ... carpentry foreman
Benito Vazquez Vazquez ... carpenter
Carmelina Vuelvas ... set designer
Hector Vázquez Sánchez ... construction coordinator (as Tito Vazquez)
Chris Weeden ... assistant property master (as Chris W. Weeden)

Sound Department

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Joshua Adeniji ... assistant sound editor
Randy Babajtis ... sound designer
Jeremy Balko ... adr mixer
Carlie Bergman ... adr recordist
Mary Jo Devenney ... sound mixer
Brent Findley ... assistant sound editor
Jason Gaya ... assistant sound editor
Jerry Gilbert ... re-recording mixer
David Hughes ... assistant sound editor
Cody King ... foley editor
Richard Kitting ... sound recordist
Coleman Metts ... production sound mixer: additional photography
Andrew Morgado ... adr mixer / foley mixer
Hector Munoz ... utility sound
Douglas Murray ... adr mixer
Klint Macro ... walla recordist (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Jose A. Cordero ... special effects technician
Yves De Bono ... special effects coordinator
Scott Dwyer ... special effects technician
Roland Fullajtar ... special effects technician
Ken Gorrell ... on-set coordinator
Matt Kutcher ... special effects supervisor
Andrew J. Loprino ... special effects technician
Jennifer M. Sheppard ... special effects technician
Russell Tyrrell ... special effects foreman

Visual Effects by

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Angelina Borisowa ... visual effects assistant editor
Scott Coulter ... visual effects producer
David Geoghegan ... digital optical compositor
Jordan Markov ... visual effects editor
Krasimir Paskalev ... visual effects coordinator
Desislava Pavlova ... visual effects coordinator
Stefan Tchakarov ... visual effects production supervisor
Alexander Valev ... visual effects supervisor
Vladimir Zdravkov ... visual effects systems administrator
Antonio Torres ... digital artist: Digital Intermediate, Pacific Title (uncredited)

Stunts

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Matt Baker ... stunts
Clay Cullen ... stunts
Jayson Dumenigo ... stunt double: J.R. Villarreal
Jeremy Fitzgerald ... stunts
Roland Fullajtar ... stunts
Mike Gunther ... fight coordinator / stunt coordinator: second unit
Charles Ingram ... stunt double: Laurence Fishburne
Oakley Lehman ... stunt coordinator
Rick Miller ... stunts
Rex Reddick ... stunts
Richard C. Taylor ... stunts
Banzai Vitale ... stunt double: J.R. Villarreal
Henry Fleming Wood ... stunt performer
Scott Workman ... stunt driver
Billy D. Lucas ... stunt driver (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Kevin Aragon ... electrician
Carlos Aranda ... electrician
Ken W. Ballantine ... best boy electric (as Kenny Ballantine)
James 'Slim Jim' Ballard ... grip (as James 'Slim Jim' Ballard)
William Ballard ... grip (as 'Cool Breeze' Ballard)
Richard Brush ... grip
Luis Calva ... grip
Cheli Clayton ... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Francisco De La Cueva ... video assistant (as Francisco 'Billy' De La Cueva)
Jose Deleon ... aerial camera technician: aerial unit
Michael DePue ... generator operator
Manuel Galaviz Delgado ... electrician (as Manuel Galaviz)
Fermín Hernández ... first assistant camera: "b" camera, Mexico (as Fermin Hernandez)
José Dolores Herrera ... electrician (as Jose Dolores Herrera)
Annika Iltis ... camera loader
Oscar Inzunza ... electrician
Rex Kenney ... grip
Mike Kirilenko ... key grip
Peter Kuttner ... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Edgar Luzanilla ... loader: Mexico
Heriberto Luzanilla ... electrician
Gregory Marquette ... aerial director of photography: Mexico / director of photography: second unit
Carlos Mendoza ... condor operator
Ralph Mendoza ... aerial director of photography: aerial unit
Luis Moreno ... best boy electric: Mexico (as Louis Moreno)
Matthew Moriarty ... camera operator: "a" camera
Richard Moriarty ... first assistant camera: second unit
Mike Moyer ... gaffer (as Michael Moyer)
John O'Neil ... rigging gaffer
Mike Ohorodnyk ... best boy grip
Carlos Salvador Orozco ... electrician
Manuel Salvador Orozco ... grip
Chris Pavlu ... electrician
Bill Pierson ... dolly grip
Antonio Resendiz ... dolly grip: Mexico
Daniel Rico ... electrician
Rick Rios ... electrician (as Ricky Rios)
Jorge Román ... first assistant camera: "b" camera, Mexico (as Jorge Roman)
Joe Scanlin ... electrician
Paul Sheridan ... dolly grip: "a" camera
Tim Stronk ... grip: second unit
Michael Stumpf ... steadicam operator: re-shoots
Andrew Sych ... aerial camera technician: aerial unit
Matthew Thomas ... grip (as Matthew C. Thomas)
Tommy Tieche ... second assistant camera: "b" camera (as Tom Tieche)
Michael Tsimperopoulos ... Steadicam operator / camera operator: "b" camera
Simon Wakelin ... still photographer
Caleb Walker ... loader: Mexico
Eric Wheeler ... second assistant camera: "a" camera (as Eric Shawn Wheeler)

Casting Department

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Jennifer Cram ... casting assistant
Efrain Lomeli ... extras casting coordinator: Mexico (as Efrain Lomeli-Verdin)
Tina Real ... extras casting

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Erin Benach ... assistant wardrobe
Belen Gimenez ... on set wardrobe
Muto-Little ... costume maker
Linda Naitze Ruiz ... on set key wardrobe
Alfredo Michel Pena ... wardrobe supervisor
Tracey Rogers ... costumer

Location Management

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Manuel Campillo ... key assistant location manager
Gabriel Pérez ... location manager

Music Department

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Michael Brake ... music editor
Nick Delaplane ... assistant to composer
Maarten Hofmeijer ... music editor
Chad Itskowitz ... music consultant
Ashley Waldron ... music supervisor (as Ashley Miller)

Transportation Department

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Hugo Avendano ... driver
Luis Enrique Avila ... driver
Stephanie Beauchef ... transportation office coordinator
Mauricio Beltran ... driver
Carlos Carillo ... driver
Jose Castro ... driver
Darin Chisholm ... driver (as Daren Chissolm)
Bob Cope ... driver (as Robert Cope)
William Cope ... driver (as Bill Cope)
Francisco Delgado ... driver
Jim DePue ... transportation captain (as James DePue)
Michael DePue ... driver
Humberto Eduardo ... driver
Fernando Elizalde ... driver
Tim Fagan ... driver: Mr. Walker
Troy Flynn ... driver
Francisco Garcia ... driver
Jesús Gutiérrez ... driver
Cesar Alberto Guzman ... driver
Enrique Guzman ... driver
Matt Hauser ... driver
Jeff Honicky ... driver
Joel Aselmo Jimenz Vega ... driver
Jerry Knight ... driver
Jason Messersmith ... driver: Mr. Fishburne
Oscar Orta ... driver
Francisco Paniagua ... driver
Manuel Preciado ... driver
Bill M. Puluti ... transportation coordinator (as Bill Paluti)
Cornelio Ramirez ... driver
Jared Robbins ... driver (as Jarret Robbins)
Joseph R. Rose ... driver (as Joe Rose)
Julian Saavedra ... film runner
Alejandro Sanchez ... driver
Daniel Talavera Diaz ... driver
Jeff Trigoroff ... driver: Mr. Fishburne
Roberto Rene Varela ... driver (as Roberto Rene Varela Olalde)
Simon Victorio ... transportation captain: Mexico
Esteban Villanueva ... driver
Tom Cope ... driver (uncredited)

Other crew

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Ted Abenheim ... production coordinator
Jennielyn Abrot ... assistant: Ms. Heidi Jo Markel
Stephanie Beauchef ... production assistant
Erik Bright ... unit publicist
Donald Bruce ... production controller
Maritza Carbajal ... set production assistant
Jason Carro ... key production assistant
Alexandre Coscas ... assistant: Mr. Lerner
Megan Cotanch ... production assistant
Adamo P. Cultraro ... boat supplier
Roman Diaz ... production assistant (as Román Díaz) / production assistant
Carla DiBello ... assistant to producer
Wesley Donato ... production assistant
DTeflon ... production staff
Brendan Early ... assistant production coordinator
Carlos Escamilla ... production assistant
Damien Fitzpatrick ... helicopter ground coordinator
Sylvia Frantom ... first assistant accountant
Jeffrey Giles ... international distribution
Eric Green ... marketing and publicity
Alicia Johnson ... digital intermidiate
Shea Kammer ... production accountant
Alan J. Lam ... production accountant
Bo Liebman ... production assistant: second unit
Peter Madamba ... script researcher
Max Maksimovic ... production office supervisor
Pat Miletich ... fight consultant
Travis Mitchell ... post production accountant
Liliana M. Molina ... script supervisor
Kevin Moll ... studio teacher
Stephen Mykel ... production assistant
Joey Naber ... adr voice
Barbarella Pardo ... shipping coordinator
Jeff Passino ... production assistant
Jeremy Pierce-Sunia ... set production assistant
Paula Price ... adr loop group leader
Lonnie Ramati ... production business affairs
Marie-Hélène Riverain ... production coordinator
Julian Rodolfo Salgado ... set production assistant
Jessie Hope Salka ... unit publicist
Ivor Shier ... helicopter pilot
Luke Slendebroek ... film technician
Mark Sonoda ... production executive
Ray Tamayo ... staff accountant
Yessenia Torres ... set production assistant
Adriana Valdez ... set production assistant
Laura Veytia ... production coordinator
Naomi Yospe ... production office supervisor

Thanks

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Candace Elaine ... special thanks (as Candace Cultraro)

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Special Effects

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

A DEA agent provides former Marine Tim Kearney with a way out of his prison sentence: impersonate Bobby Z, a recently deceased drug dealer, in a hostage switch with a crime lord. When the negotiations go awry, Kearney flees, with Z's son in tow. Written by Anonymous

Plot Keywords
Taglines You can't out-run yourself. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Bobby Z (United States)
  • Kill Bobby Z - Ein Deal um Leben und Tod (Germany)
  • Bobby Z (Canada, English title)
  • Bobby Z (World-wide, English title)
  • Let's Kill Bobby Z (Belgium, English title)
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Runtime
  • 97 min
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Box Office

Budget $22,000,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia Initially, the film was going to be released theatrically by Warner Bros., who have a first look deal with Millennium Films, but after the film tested poorly, WB decided to pass. Sony picked it up as a direct-to-video feature. See more »
Goofs At the ranch, one of the characters refers to a horse as the progeny of Red Rum. Red Rum did not sire any offspring as he was a gelding. See more »
Soundtracks Thing About Me See more »
Quotes Tad Gruzsa: You know why you're here.
Tim Kearney: Probably cuz you want me to roll over on somebody, right?
Tad Gruzsa: Wrong, we don't want you to roll over on somebody. We want you to be somebody.
Tim Kearney: That's what my mom used to say!
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