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A sex-addicted con-man pays for his mother's hospital bills by playing on the sympathies of those who rescue him from choking to death.

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Kathryn Alexander ...
Mousy Girl / Agnes
Teodorina Bello ...
Jamaican Lady
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Edwin's Wife
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Young Victor
Willi Burke ...
Deranged Socialite (as Wilma 'Willi' Burke)
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Internet Date / Gwen
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Edwin
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Detective Ryan
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Lord High Charlie
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Phil
Viola Harris ...
Eva Muller
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Denny
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Nico (as Paz De La Huerta)
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Shapely Nurse
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Ida J. Mancini
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Cherry Daiquiri / Beth
Jen Jones ...
Old Lady with Note
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Mob Member #1
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Paige Marshall
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Detective Foushee
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Detective Dorfman (as Mary Mccann)
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Lanky Woman on Airplane (as Alice Barrett Mitchell)
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Second Trooper (as Martin Murphy)
Neil Pepe ...
Zoo Security Guard
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Ursula
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Sister Angela
Denise Raimi ...
Pretty Foster Mom
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Guard Captain Norm
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Elegant Lady (as Judith Anna Roberts)
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Victor Mancini
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Cute Teacher
Mike S. Ryan ...
Lonnie (as Michael S. Ryan)
Solo Scott ...
Mob Member #2
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Waitress
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First Trooper
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Tito
Kate Udall ...
Tall Nurse
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Mob Leader
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Detective Palmer
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Gregory Mikell ...
African Waiter
Fast Ali ...
Girl in closet (uncredited)
Joseph Basile ...
Blacksmith (uncredited)
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Blind CEO (uncredited)
Allison Karman ...
Filthy Wench (uncredited)
Tiffany Rae Larkin ...
Tall Nurse (uncredited)
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Passenger (uncredited)
Paul Thornton ...
Restaurant Patron (uncredited)
Erin Anne Williams ...
Colonial Villager (uncredited)

Directed by

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Clark Gregg

Written by

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Clark Gregg ... (screenplay)
 
Chuck Palahniuk ... (novel)

Produced by

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Johnathan Dorfman ... producer
Temple Fennell ... producer
Beau Flynn ... producer
Mia Lee ... associate producer
Laurie May ... associate producer
Mike S. Ryan ... executive producer
Derrick Tseng ... executive producer
Gary Ventimiglia ... executive producer
Mary Vernieu ... executive producer
Tripp Vinson ... producer
Lisa Zambri ... associate producer
Mark Brooke ... executive producer (uncredited)

Music by

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Nathan Larson

Cinematography by

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Tim Orr ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Joe Klotz

Editorial Department

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John Gardiner ... telecine assistant
Sarah Gibbins ... post-production assistant
Kyle Gilman ... assistant editor
Shannon K. Hall ... dailies project manager
Michael L. Holland ... digital intermediate producer
Joan Malloch ... post-production coordinator
Ira Schweitzer ... colorist: dailies
Duncan Skiles ... post-production assistant
Ann Trulove ... assistant editor
Michael Underwood ... digital film colorist (as Mike Underwood)
Darin Wooldridge ... additional digital colorist: Technicolor
Benjamin Sutor ... digital intermediate editor (uncredited)

Casting By

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Suzanne Smith
Mary Vernieu
Venus Kanani ... (uncredited)

Production Design by

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Roshelle Berliner

Art Direction by

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Matteo De Cosmo

Set Decoration by

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Kate Foster

Costume Design by

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Catherine George

Makeup Department

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Cyndie Boehm ... assistant makeup artist
Christine Fennell ... hair department head
Charles McKenna ... assistant hair stylist (as Charles Mckenna)
Stacey Panepinto ... key makeup artist

Production Management

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Ken Farrington ... production supervisor
Tony Hernandez ... unit production manager
John Portnoy ... post-production supervisor
Mia Lee ... post-production supervisor (uncredited)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Nicholas R. Bell ... second assistant director
Borjan Jovanovich ... second second assistant director (as Boryan Jovanovich)
Stuart Williams ... first assistant director (as Stuart J.C. Williams)

Art Department

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Justin Bennett ... set dresser
Naomi Bombardi-Wilson ... art production assistant
David Brenner ... set dresser
Melissa Miller Costanzo ... art department coordinator (as Melissa B. Miller)
Kristin Emery ... charge scenic (as Kristen Emery)
Josh Fifarek ... storyboard artist
Shannon Finnerty ... assistant prop master
Yolan Fisher ... prop master
Eduardo Garabal ... lead dresser
Richard Hebrank ... construction coordinator
John Jackson ... key construction grip
JoJo Li ... additional graphics (as Jojo Li)
Darin J. Patterson ... art production assistant (as Darin Patterson)
Chris Potter ... set dresser
Kevin L. Raper ... graphics (as Kevin Raper)
Brendan K. Russell ... set dresser (as Brendan Russell)
Rene Sekula ... prop assistant
Max Sherwood ... on-set dresser
Mark Sonderskov ... construction coordinator
Brandon Tonner-Connolly ... set dresser (as Brandon T. Connelly)
Adriano Valle ... on-set dresser
Alicia Van Couvering ... additional graphics
Charles Varga ... journeyman scenic (as Chuck Varga)
Gerardo Villarroel ... set dressing production assistant
Cathy Wassylenko ... camera scenic
Uriah Herr ... set dresser (uncredited)
Linette McCown ... sculptor (uncredited) / set dresser (uncredited)

Sound Department

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John Benson ... foley editor
Joey Bilger ... assistant sound editor
Christian Buenaventura ... adr editor
Neil Danziger ... boom operator
Dave Davenport ... post audio coordinator
Albert Gasser ... sound designer
Christof Gebert ... location sound mixer (as Christopher Gebert)
John Green ... dialogue editor
Dave Hancock ... mix technician
Tamara Johnson ... re-recording mixer
Bob Lacivita ... adr mixer
Robb Navrides ... adr editor
Bryan Pennington ... sound consultant: Dolby
Griffin Richardson ... additional sound mixer
Steven Stuhr ... dialogue editor (as Steve Stuhr)
Richard Taylor ... supervising sound editor
Jeremy Balko ... adr mixer (uncredited)
Joe Earle ... re-recording mixer (uncredited)
Giles Khan ... additional boom operator (uncredited)
John Soukup ... sound transfer (uncredited)

Visual Effects by

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Reza Amidi ... digital conform / opticals
Eduardo Cisneros ... imaging technician
Daniel 'Ishi' Cruz ... imaging technician
John Flores ... imaging technician
Alex Hernandez ... imaging technician
Tim Heugle ... data wrangler (as Tim Heugele)
Kevin Lomet ... data wrangler
Ann Lopez ... imaging technician
Elizabeth Ostermann ... digital restoration
John Portnoy ... visual effects: Upload Films
Paola Varvaro ... digital restoration
George Zidd ... data wrangler

Stunts

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Michael Angelo ... stunts
Paul Marini ... stunt driver
Kimberly Shannon Murphy ... stunts (as Kimberly Shannon-Murphy)
Elliot Santiago ... stunts
Manny Siverio ... stunt coordinator
Jeff Ward ... stunt coordinator
David Shumbris ... stunts (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Steve Baker ... best boy grip
Maceo Bishop ... steadicam operator
Steven Capitano Calitri ... camera operator (as Steve Calitri)
Robert Carnevale ... best boy grip (as Bobby Carnevale)
Eric Gearity ... key grip
Robert Gearity ... grip (as Robert T. Gearity)
Corey Gegner ... grip (as Corey Gagner)
Shawn Greene ... gaffer
Paul Grunke ... grip
Melissa Guimaraes ... dolly grip
Lauren Haber ... film loader
Chris Hernandez ... grip
Michael Intile ... electrician
Christopher Keenan ... grip (as Christopher T. Keenan)
Meg Kettell ... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Albino Marsetti ... camera operator
James McFadyen ... grip (as James Mcfayden)
Matthew Mendelson ... electric
Jessica Miglio ... still photographer
Jeff Niggemeyer ... generator operator
Colin Oberschmidt ... electric
Matthew Pebler ... film loader (as Matt Pebler)
Fletcher Perry ... grip
Ian Pratt ... grip
Craig Pressgrove ... "a" camera first assistant
Benjamin Salley ... electric (as Ben Salley)
Leo A. Schott III ... grip (as Leo Schott III)
Sean Taylor ... best boy electric
Matthew Van Doren ... grip
Michael Arisohn ... additional electrician (uncredited)
Mark Beattie ... additional electrician (uncredited)
Randolph Carty ... electrician (uncredited)
Nina Kuhn ... additional gaffer (uncredited)
Alexander Martin ... lighting technician (uncredited)
Toby Miller ... additional electrician (uncredited)
Lara Sfire ... additional electric (uncredited)
John Shim ... additional electrician (uncredited)
Zenfeek ... additional electrician (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Karen E. Etcoff ... extras casting: Kee Casting
Lindsay Graham ... casting associate: LA
Paul Schnee ... casting associate: NY
Georgia Simon ... adr casting
Bill Tripician ... extras casting assistant

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Diana J. Collins ... wardrobe supervisor
Cameron Dale ... assistant costume designer (as Cameron Folan)
Elizabeth Dran ... costume intern
Suzanne Kelly ... set costumer
Lucia Lettini ... set costumer (uncredited)
Susan Wachsler ... costumer (uncredited)

Location Management

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Richard M. Bartholomay ... location assistant (as Richard Bartholomay)
Barnett Brettler ... location intern (as Michael Brettler)
Bethany Dettmore ... location assistant (as Beth Dettmore)
Grace Doherty ... location scout
David Occhino ... assistant location manager
Jay Scrimizzi ... location intern
Gregory Walsh ... location intern
Josh Wasserman ... location intern
Louis Zuppardi ... location manager

Music Department

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Lyle Hysen ... music supervisor
Gandhar Savur ... music clearances
Ken Weinstein ... music supervisor
Alice Wood ... music editor

Transportation Department

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Terry Adams ... driver
George Campbell ... driver
Chris Defeo ... driver
Kevin Flynn ... transportation captain
Jim Kelly ... transportation co-captain
Wallace Mosely II ... driver (as Wallace Mosley)

Other crew

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Bob Broder ... set medic (as Robert Broder)
Chelsea E. Bruce ... intern
Nicholas Bryan ... office production assistant
Danielle Carter ... intern
Sungmi Choi ... intern
Alexandra Church ... assistant: Beau Flynn (as Alex Church)
Wendy Cohen ... product placement and clearances: Production Resources
James Conaboy ... set production assistant
Laura Cramer ... intern
Joe Dapello ... legal services: Schreck Rose Dapello Adams & Hurwitz LLP (as Joseph J. Dapello Esq.)
Deliana Daskalova ... office production assistant
Moosie Drier ... adr loop group
Marie Durkan ... assistant: Mr. Dapello, Schreck Rose Dapello Adams & Hurwitz LLP
James H. Fitzgerald ... key set production assistant (as James Fitzgerald)
Zoe Ford ... intern
William Day Frank ... assistant: Clark Gregg (as Will Frank)
Eddie Frierson ... adr loop group
Abigail Hansen ... intern
Thalia Harithas ... assistant production office coordinator
Bridget Hoffman ... adr loop group
Katherine Hoskins Mackey ... stand-in: female lead
Joshua Huffman ... production office coordinator
Joe Ireland ... intern
Marabina Jaimes ... adr loop group (as Maribina Jaimes)
Louis Katz ... production physician (as Louis A. Katz M.D.)
Rona Katz ... insurance: D.R. Reiff & Associates
Kirsten Kearse ... script supervisor
Dan Lasik ... chef
Jenny Lovin ... accounting production assistant
Peter Madamba ... script clearance: Act One Script Clearance
Luke Marion ... key set production assistant
Keith Marlin ... set production assistant
Laura Martinez ... assistant: Tripp Vinson
Seane McFarland ... technical advisor (as Seane Mcfarland)
Ross Miller ... insurance: D.R. Reiff & Associates
Paul Myers ... first assistant accountant
Claire Newlands ... intern
David Phillip ... parking coordinator
Jorge Pina ... chef
John Portnoy ... titles: Upload Films
Buck P.B.D. Rodgers ... production assistant
Michelle Ruff ... adr loop group
Alan D. Sacks ... legal services: Schreck Rose Dapello Adams & Hurwitz LLP (as Alan D. Sacks Esq.)
Maher Sattar ... intern
Jonathan Schwartz ... intern
Luke Tomalin Sherman ... set production assistant (as Luke T. Sherman)
Jason Simmonds ... production assistant
Georgia Simon ... adr loop group
John Skidmore ... production secretary
Skip Stellrecht ... adr loop group
Yu-Fai Suen ... financing: Aramid / investors representative
Anthony Torre ... chef
Samantha Treiber ... set production assistant
Alicia Van Couvering ... assistant to executive producers
Lauren Vanderschuur ... set production assistant (as Lauren D. Vanderschuur)
Natalie M. Vasquez ... intern
Jeffrey M. Weber ... set production assistant
Kathy Welch ... post production accountant
Michael Wiggins ... production accountant
Tucker Williams ... assistant: Lisa Zambri
Danielle Wilson ... craft service
Amy Wolk ... on-set tutor: On Location Education
Dennis Yeandle ... set medic
Jaclyn Bashoff ... assistant: Anjelica Huston (uncredited)
Cristal Calderon ... production assistant (uncredited)
Maureen Duffy ... completion guarantor (uncredited)
Logan Wolfe Edler ... production assistant (uncredited)
Richard T. Lynch ... production assistant (uncredited)
R. Zachary Shildwachter ... additional production assistant (uncredited)
Mark J. Woods ... clearance coordinator (uncredited)

Thanks

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Johann Benét ... very special thanks
Guilherme Campellon ... special thanks
Michael J. Fox ... thanks
Steven Gorelick ... special thanks
Kristen Konvitz ... the producers wish to thank
David Mamet ... thanks
Agnès Mentre ... the producers wish to thank
Chuck Palahniuk ... the producers wish to thank
Don Roos ... thanks
Jessica Sobhraj ... thanks
Ed Solomon ... the producers wish to thank

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Sex addict and colonial theme park worker, Victor Mancini, has devised a complicated scam to pay for his mom's hospital bills while she suffers from an Alzheimer's disease that hides the truth about his childhood. He pretends to choke on food in a restaurant and the person who "saves" him will feel responsible for Victor for the rest of their lives. Written by Anonymous

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Taglines From the author of Fight Club See more »
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Also Known As
  • Choke - Der Simulant (Germany)
  • Asfixia (Spain)
  • Lämbumine (Estonia)
  • Tikanma (Turkey, Turkish title)
  • Udlaw sie (Poland)
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Runtime
  • 92 min
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Box Office

Budget $3,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $1,319,286, 28 Sep 2008
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $3,982,459

Did You Know?

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Trivia (Cameo) Chuck Palahniuk: the author of the book, is the man sitting next to Victor on the plane at the end of the movie. See more »
Goofs When Victor is attempting to feed his mother cannelloni in their first meeting scene, the camera changes angle and she is not wearing the napkins he previously placed under her chin. When the camera moves back to another angle the napkins have miraculously returned. See more »
Movie Connections Referenced in The Green Lantern/Mr. Popper's Penguins (2011). See more »
Soundtracks Reckoner See more »
Quotes Victor Mancini: And you're right-I'm pathetic. I have sex with strangers because I'm incapable of doing it with someone I actually like. I can't even ask anyone out on a date because if it doesn't end up in a high speed chase, I get bored. I've kept myself numb for so long that now I actually want to feel something and I can't because no matter where I go, no matter what I do, I always end up back here with you. I need to break up, Ma.
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