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A down-and-out film producer agrees to make his nephew's film about 19th century English statesman Benjamin Disraeli, but can only get financing if he casts a well-known action star.... See more »

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Charlie Berns
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Deidre Hearn
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Bobby Mason
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Rabbi Seth Gutterman
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Lionel Travitz
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Fiona Hicks
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Levi Rosenwald (as Sharon Reginiano)
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Nigel Bland
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Grier Clark
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Ian Chadwick
Natasha Rees-Davies ...
Maya
Aiden Lithgow ...
Skip Miller (as Aidan Lithgow)
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Linda
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Catherine Oxenmoor
Sean Higgs ...
Hans Bleimer (as Sean Aidan Higgs)
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Andrei
Nina Shepherd ...
Melanie Lewis
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Claire Johnson
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Brad Emprin
George Jackos ...
Howard Draper
Neil McCarthy ...
Glenn
José Domingos ...
Mark Rovner
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Wing
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Peter the Writer
Fred Abrahamse ...
Colin
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KGM Agent
Jaymie Carter ...
KGM Agent
Shawn Tanaka ...
Brad's Assistant
Anton Voster ...
Deidre's Limo Driver
Bernard Fisher ...
Airport Cop
Nicola Jackman ...
Entertainment Reporter (as Nikki Jackman)
Christine Adzich ...
Entertainment Reporter
Jean Wingis ...
Premiere Handler
Olivia Blumberg ...
Girl with Camera
Keren Setton ...
Girl with Camera
Vuyisile Pandle ...
Driver
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George
George Worthmore ...
Danny Turner
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Gabriella
Sydney Hall ...
Bobby's Assistant
Christopher Clark Gates ...
American Ambassador
Leslie Mongezi ...
Embassy Assistant
Tyrel Meyer ...
Fiona 'Stunt' Double
John Van Zyl ...
Bobby's Trainer
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Bagel PA
Sue Lloyd-Roberts ...
TV Reporter (as Susan Lloyd-Roberts)
Mmatjatji Ramaphala ...
Camera Assistant
Mudi Mudau ...
South African Airways Rep
Nik Rabinowitz ...
Lead Carpenter
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Vladimir
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Camera Assistant
Peter Vavruch ...
AD
William Richard Nasson ...
House Speaker
Dawie Ackermann ...
Man on Plane

Directed by

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Steven Schachter

Written by

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William H. Macy ... (screenplay) &
Steven Schachter ... (screenplay)
 
Peter Lefcourt ... (novel)

Produced by

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Christine Adzich ... associate producer
Jason Berk ... executive producer
Patricia Cox ... associate producer
Genevieve Hofmeyr ... supervising producer: South Africa
Gary Howsam ... executive producer
Jody Kielbasa ... co-producer
Matt Lane ... executive producer
Irene Litinsky ... producer
Keri Nakamoto ... producer
Betty Palik ... behind the scenes producer
Gerd Petrik ... associate producer
Michael Prupas ... producer
Mary Solomon ... associate producer
Lewin Webb ... executive producer

Music by

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Jeff Beal

Cinematography by

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Paul Sarossy

Film Editing by

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Matt Friedman
Susan Maggi

Editorial Department

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Mathieu Berube ... assistant editor
Marie-Hélène Bourget ... digital intermediate technician
Robert Doyle ... first assistant editor
Richard Glazerman ... additional editor
Elissa Lewis ... post-production coordinator
Arthur Montreuil ... film timer
Julien Tremblay ... digital intermediate technician
Evan Tussman ... director of post-production

Casting By

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Susan Edelman
Ana Feyder ... (as Anna Feyder)
Daniel Hubbard
Jeremy Zimmermann ... (as Jeremy Zimmerman)

Production Design by

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Guy Lalande

Art Direction by

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Birrie le Roux

Set Decoration by

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Emilia Roux

Costume Design by

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Diana Cilliers ... (as Dianna Cilliers)

Makeup Department

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Talia Barak ... makeup artist
Tina Earnshaw ... makeup artist: Ms. Ryan
Maria Gouveia ... hair stylist
Barbara Olvera ... hair stylist: Ms. Ryan
Megan Tanner ... makeup department head (as Meg Tanner)
Leon von Solms ... key hair stylist

Production Management

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Sandrine Gros d'Aillon ... supervising production manager
Blessing Gurure ... unit manager
George Jardon ... post-production supervisor
Thérèsa Ryan ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Jon-Luke Lourens ... second assistant director
Shamiel Soni ... third assistant director
Christo van Schalkwyk ... assistant director: splinter unit
Michael A. Williams ... first assistant director (as Michael Williams)

Art Department

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Lucille Doman ... graphic designer
Storm Dyssell ... standby props
Brian Glaser ... assistant construction manager
Etienne Harris ... scenic foreman
Nathan Victor Honey ... scenic
Patrick O'Connor ... set designer
Steven Saunders ... sculptor/fabricator
Gary Smith ... property master
Brendan Smithers ... construction coordinator
Lisa Van Der Merwe ... art department coordinator
Mark Walker ... set dressing leadman

Sound Department

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Mitch Clyman ... adr recordist: Jerusalem
Benoit Coallier ... re-recording mixer
Scott Donald ... supervising dialogue editor
Keith Elliott ... re-recording mixer
Philippe Espantoso ... re-recording mixer
David Gertsman ... sound editor
Steven Gurman ... supervising sound editor
Nick Kray ... adr recordist
Peter Lopata ... sound effects editor
Bruce Nyznik ... adr stage supervisor
Carlos Sotolongo ... adr mixer

Special Effects by

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Kevin Bitters ... special effects
Max Poolman ... special effects supervisor

Visual Effects by

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Eve Brunet ... visual effects producer
Daniel Gaudreau ... digital compositor
Hugo Léveillé ... digital compositor: Vision Globale
Frederic Milot ... digital compositor
Benoit Touchette ... visual effects production manager

Stunts

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Francois Grobbelaar ... stunt performer
Leander Lacey ... assistant stunt coordinator (as Leander Lacy)
Anthony Mo Marais ... stunt coordinator
Vernon Willemse ... stunt performer

Camera and Electrical Department

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Eric Anderson ... director of photography: second unit
Trevor Michael Brown ... a camera operator
Lesley Manuel ... electrician
Guy Micheletti ... key grip
Wayne Shields ... gaffer (2006)
Charlie Sperring ... stills photographer

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Jacomina Jankowitz ... costume stand-by
Michelle Karavoussanos ... head costume buyer
Tyron Matthee ... key costume breakdown and dyer
Rita Rago ... wardrobe: Ms. Ryan
Leonie Roberts ... costume supervisor
Mandy Smit ... costume assistant

Location Management

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Rico Bailey ... key assistant location manager
Johan Van der Walt ... location scout

Music Department

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Murray Anderson ... music supervisor

Transportation Department

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Florian Stiege ... transportation coordinator

Other crew

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Natasha Arora ... assistant: Mr. Prupas
Loic Bernard ... assistant to the producer: Irene Litinsky (as Loïc Bernard)
Dale Blumberg-Booth ... stand-in
Claude Forest ... insurance broker
Joanne Goldstone ... production accountant
Nadia Hammadi ... assistant: Mr. Prupas
Jocelyn Hayes ... assistant: Mr. Macy
Alexander Sandy Jesion ... chief financial officer
Nutan Khanna ... clearance/product placement coordinator
Jozua Malherbe ... assistant: Mr. Schachter
Jason Martin ... marine supervisor
Sean Cameron Michael ... photo double & stand in for William H. Macy
Jill O'Hagan ... assistant: Ms. Ryan
Lance Peters ... key armorer
Sheena Peters ... assistant armourer
Donovan Roberts-Baxter ... production coordinator
Heather Santoro ... assistant: Ms. Ryan
Marvin Saven ... legal and financial director
Alton Stoffels ... set medical technician
Shawn Tanaka ... assistant: Mr. Macy
Nigel Tompkins ... assistant: Mr. Schachter / director assistant
J.D. van Brakel ... production assistant
Regard Voges ... assistant: Ms. Litinsky
Laura Wilcox ... construction coordinator
Christian Zuidema ... environmental control officer
Salma Ayache ... dialogue transcription (uncredited)
Annie Jeeves ... publicist (uncredited)

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Plot Summary

A down-and-out film producer agrees to make his nephew's film about 19th century English statesman Benjamin Disraeli, but can only get financing if he casts a well-known action star. Production is halted however, when the lead actor is kidnapped, so the producer hatches a scheme with a struggling creative executive to save the star and the movie. Written by IMDb editor

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Taglines Cut To The Scam. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Entente et mésentente (Canada, French title)
  • Le deal (France)
  • The Deal - Eine Hand wäscht die andere... (Germany)
  • L'acord (Spain, Catalan title)
  • El acuerdo (Spain)
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  • 100 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia When Meg Ryan's character is looking up the information on what William H. Macy's character had done recently, she uses IMDb. See more »
Goofs When Deidre and Charlie start arguing in the Czech studio, Lionel and the girl get up and leave - twice. See more »
Movie Connections Referenced in Compulsion (2013). See more »
Soundtracks Una Furtiva Lagrima See more »

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