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Killer Joe ()


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When a debt puts a young man's life in danger, he turns to putting a hit out on his evil mother in order to collect the insurance.

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Killer Joe Cooper
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Chris Smith
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Dottie Smith
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Ansel Smith
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Sharla Smith
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Digger Soames
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Pizza Patron (as Graylen Banks)
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Saleslady
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G-Man
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Biker Thug
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Pizza Manager (as Scott Martin)
Gregory C. Bachaud ...
Filpatrick
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Preacher
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Julia Adams ...
Adele (uncredited)
Geraldine Glenn ...
Pizza Patron (uncredited)
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Rex (uncredited)
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Prisoner (uncredited)
Tony Severio ...
Pizza Patron (uncredited)
Lynette Zumo ...
Waitress (uncredited)

Directed by

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William Friedkin

Written by

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Tracy Letts ... (screenplay)
 
Tracy Letts ... (play "Killer Joe")

Produced by

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Nicolas Chartier ... producer
Vicki Cherkas ... executive producer
Molly Conners ... executive producer
Scott Einbinder ... producer
Zev Foreman ... executive producer
Laurence Freed ... co-executive producer
Patrick Newall ... co-producer
Jamin O'Brien ... co-executive producer
Eli Selden ... associate producer
Roman Viaris-de-Lesegno ... executive producer (as Roman Viaris)
Ryan Westheimer ... line producer
Doreen Wilcox Little ... associate producer
Christopher Woodrow ... executive producer

Music by

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Tyler Bates

Cinematography by

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Caleb Deschanel ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Darrin Navarro

Editorial Department

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Bob Allen ... assistant editor
Robert Coquia Jr. ... digital intermediate data management: Laser Pacific (as Robert Coquia)
Kyle DeVriendt ... digital intermediate film recordist: Laser Pacific
Pavel Dvorak ... digital intermediate data management: Laser Pacific
Erik Hakanen ... digital intermediate data management: Laser Pacific
Ron Ischovitsch ... digital intermediate conformer: Laser Pacific
Doug Jaqua ... color science: Laser Pacific
Chris Lubbers ... digital intermediate producer: Laser Pacific
Chris McGregor ... digital intermediate data management: Laser Pacific
Bryan McMahan ... digital intermediate colorist: Laser Pacific
David Slaughter ... digital intermediate film recordist: Laser Pacific
Ron Stanik ... first assistant editor
Brian Beard ... digital intermediate editor (uncredited)

Casting By

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Denise Chamian

Production Design by

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Franco-Giacomo Carbone

Set Decoration by

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Alice Baker

Costume Design by

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Peggy A. Schnitzer ... (as Peggy Schnitzer)

Makeup Department

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Marcos Gonzales ... key hair stylist
Krystal Kershaw ... makeup department head: personal makeup artist
Adrienne Lynn ... assistant makeup artist (as Adrienne Booth)
Kent Richard ... assistant hair stylist
Donna Spahn ... assistant hair stylist (as Donna Spahn Jones)

Production Management

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Jenn Lee ... production supervisor
Patrick Newall ... unit production manager
Giancarlo J. Sini ... production manager: production supervisor
Toby Thiermann ... assistant post-production supervisor

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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George Bott ... second assistant director (as George R. Bott)
Nathan Parker ... second second assistant director
Chuck Picerni Jr. ... second unit director
Michael Salven ... first assistant director

Art Department

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Spencer J. Abadie ... construction buyer (as Spencer Abadie)
Michael Arena ... key greens
Patcharee Blanchard ... set dresser/swing
Paul Blanchard ... leadman
Charles Bodenheimer ... painter
Rick Broderman ... lead scenic artist
Chazz Campbell Daquin ... greens
James Comiskey Jr. ... construction gang boss (as James Comiskey)
Robin Durand ... propmaker
Chris Edwards ... set dresser/swing
Jeff Garbacz ... propmaker
Jeffrey Pratt Gordon ... assistant property master
Wendy Guerrera ... painter
Richard Guillot ... propmaker
Chris Harbor ... construction utility
Kim Harris ... construction foreman
Mark T. Henderson ... propmaker (as Mark Henderson)
James J. Hershey ... propmaker (as James Hershey)
April LaBranche ... art department coordinator
Nicole LaBranche ... art department coordinator
Andrew H. Lewis ... construction utility
Lindanne Lewis ... painter
Vanessa Merrill ... graphic designer
Cory Parker ... on set dresser
Jason Portera ... set dresser/swing
Sian C. Sanzone ... painter (as Stan Sanzone)
Ember Soberman ... painter
Courtney Talbot ... set designer
David Lee Toth ... set dresser/swing
Marcus Turchi ... construction coordinator
David Tureau ... greens
Richard Wolf ... propmaker
Brook Yeaton ... property master
Alixandra Petrovich ... additional on-set dresser (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Ruth Adelman ... supervising adr editor
Ron Bedrosian ... adr mixer
Gregory Black ... utility sound technician
Steve Boeddeker ... sound designer
Trey Burvant ... sound stage provider: Second Line Stages
Julio Carmona ... adr recordist
Ross Davis ... additional sound mixer
Alexandra Fehrman ... sound editor
Kévin Feildel ... french dubbing editor
Jeffrey Haupt ... sound mixer
Ruby C. Haupt ... boom operator
James B. Howe ... foley mixer (as James Howe)
Chad J. Hughes ... sound effects editor (as Chad Hughes)
Aaron Levy ... re-recording mixer (as Aaron 'Luc' Levy) / supervising sound editor (as Aaron 'Luc' Levy)
Mace Matiosian ... supervising sound editor
John Matter ... assistant sound editor
James Moriana ... foley artist
Kevin Murphy ... sound stage provider: Second Line Stages
David Padilla ... assistant sound editor
Gerald Palone ... sound stage provider: Second Line Stages
Matthew Pavolaitis ... foreign language mixer
Joseph T. Sabella ... foley artist (as Joseph Sabella)
Jivan Tahmizian ... dialogue editor
Greg Zimmerman ... adr mixer / adr recordist
Kevin McCullough ... assistant sound editor (uncredited)
Steve Papagiannis ... sound effects editor (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Lloyd Burke ... special effects foreman
Guy Clayton ... special effects coordinator
Samantha Clayton ... special effects clerk
Marcos Gonzales ... department head
Edward Joubert ... special effects technician
Kip Taylor ... special effects technician
Jake Whitney ... special effects technician (as Gene Whitney) / special effects technician
Mandy Dormann ... special effects technician (uncredited)

Visual Effects by

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Jean-Paul DeMars ... visual effects artist: Laser Pacific (as Jean Paul Demars)
Igor Lipski ... visual effects artist: Laser Pacific
Ryan Noto ... visual effects supervisor: Laser Pacific

Stunts

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Bob Arnold ... stunts
Troy Bellinghausen ... stunts
Shane Dufrene ... stunts (as Shane Dufrane)
Danny Epper ... stunts
Christopher Guy Grant ... assistant to stunt coordinator (as Christopher Grant)
Gary Guercio ... stunts
Chuck Picerni Jr. ... stunt coordinator
Julia Adams ... stunts (uncredited)
Jeff Galpin ... stunt performer: Thug #1 (uncredited)
Terra Grant ... assistant stunt coordinator (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Khader Alherimi ... rigging electric / rigging grip
Tarik Naim Alherimi ... best boy electric (as Tarik Alherimi) / rigging gaffer (as Tarik Alherimi)
Richard Ball ... key grip
Skip Bolen ... still photographer
Nathan Borck ... digital imaging technician (as Nate Borck)
Sarah Bowman ... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Richard Brun ... grip
Victor Brunette ... video assist operator
Wesley Bryant ... rigging electric
Michael Charbonnet ... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Stanley Chauvin ... lamp operator
Jarrid Clinkinbeard ... rigging electric
Tom Conrad ... video playback/video
Duane Cooper ... grip
Nezben Deason ... rigging grip
Colette Delacroix ... grip
Jonathan Dunn ... rigging grip (as John Dunn)
Guy Fernandez ... lamp operator
Robert Foster ... camera operator: "b" camera
Stephen Fouasnon ... digital loader
Brad Garris ... generator operator: London / lamp operator
Andrew Hawthorne ... lamp operator
Dallas Hollomon ... lamp operator
Richard T. Hoover ... dolly grip: "a" camera
Jason Jackson ... s.two camera technician
Renaldo Jackson ... electrician
Ronaldo Jackson ... lamp operator
Richard Landry ... best boy electric / dimmer board operator
Kevin Luster ... grip
Matthew Madden ... rigging electric
Jade Maggio ... rigging grip
Kiya Maggio ... key rigging grip
Dennis McAuley ... rigging grip
BJ McDonnell ... camera operator: "a" camera / steadicam operator
Aeron McKeough ... camera data utilities
Christopher Meydrich ... rigging electric (as Chris Meydrick)
Jonathan Morrill ... rigging electric
Robert Morrison ... grip
Adrian Neri ... best boy grip
Paul Olinde ... chief lighting technician
Jerone A. Ordon Sr. ... grip
Jerome Ordone ... grip (as Jerone Odon)
Donald Roth ... rigging grip
Felipe Savahge ... rigging electric
Derek A. Schwebel ... video assist operator
Joshua Sepe ... grip
James Allen Sheppard ... video assist operator (as James Sheppard)
Stephanie Sousa ... lamp operator
Jared Talbot ... best boy rigging electric
Tommy Tieche ... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Aaron Toups ... grip
Jesse Valenzuela ... rigging electric
Chad Vanko ... rigging electric
Lydia Vincent ... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Charles B. Walker ... rigging electric (as Charles Walker)
Ryan P. Ward ... best boy grip (as Ryan Ward) / dolly grip: "b" camera (as Ryan Ward)
Barney Williamson ... rigging grip
Casey Zimmerman ... rigging electric
Brigitte Faucheaux ... tv playback operator (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Brent Caballero ... casting: New Orleans
Liz Ludwitzke ... casting assistant
Ania O'Hare ... casting associate
Hank Langlois ... extras casting director (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Erica Ball ... costume production assistant
Allison Bauserman ... set costumer
Colette Delacroix ... cutter/fitter
Sharon Fauvel ... ager/dyer
Nina C. Nichols ... costume production assistant
Reiko Porter ... key set costumer
Laura Faye Sirkin-Brown ... costume production assistant (as Laura Sirkin-Brown)
Jennifer Starzyk ... assistant costume designer

Location Management

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John Collins ... location scout
Yvette LaPlace ... location scout
Candace Mayfield ... assistant location manager
John A. Mmahat Jr. ... location manager (as Johnny Mmahat)
Norris Ortolano ... assistant locations manager
Phil Seifert ... location consultant
Louis Zlotowicz ... location scout
Patrick Mizell ... location scout (uncredited)
Valerie Ryan ... location scout (uncredited)

Music Department

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David Abplanalp-Estime ... music clearance: High Bias Industries
C.C. Adcock ... music supervisor (as CC Adcock)
Brian Cachia ... musician: percussion
King Cotton ... music consultant and soul supply
Alexandra Fehrman ... music editor
Wolfgang Matthes ... score mixer: Wanted Studios
Nan Vernon ... Performer: "These Boots are Made for Walkin'"
Brian Cachia ... music programmer (uncredited)
Joanne Higginbottom ... musician (uncredited)
Joe Paganelli ... additional music clearances (uncredited)
Michael Wickstrom ... music clearance executive (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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Bruce Billings ... driver
Michael Borreson ... driver: Mc. McConaughey
Donald Burdett ... transportation captain
John C. Chaney ... driver: Mr. McConaughey (as John Chaney)
Paul Edwards ... driver (as Paul R. Edwards)
George G. Everett ... driver (as George Everett)
Wesley Gilbert ... driver
Peter Gondrella ... driver
Robert Husband ... driver
Leroy Minor Jr. ... driver
Greg Mitchell ... driver
Nick W. Pastrano ... driver
Aaron Pigg ... driver
Ron Poniewaz Jr. ... transportation coordinator (as Ron Poniewaz)
Kenneth Rester ... driver (as Ken Rester)
Roy Skaggs ... driver
Reginald Smith ... driver (as Reginald 'Trigger' Smith)
Willie C. Stringer Jr. ... driver (as Willie Stringer)
Melvin Theriot ... driver
Willie Williams Jr. ... driver (as Willie Williams)

Other crew

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Melanie Aymami ... assistant craft service (as Melanie Burck)
Alfonso Barrientos ... chef
Roy Barrios ... construction medic
Fred Bernstein ... insurance broker: AON/Albert G. Ruben Insurance Services
Jennifer L. Brooks ... production accountant (as Jennifer Brooks)
Lee Brown ... construction medic
Brittany Bunyea ... assistant to mr. chartier
Lauren Claret ... accounting consultant
Marisa Creed ... accounting clerk
Reed Daigle ... accounting clerk
Nadine de Barros ... international sales agent: Voltage Pictures (as Nadine DeBarros)
Christian de Gallegos ... international sales agent: Voltage Pictures
Lauren Doyle ... construction medic
Irene Flores ... legal services: Eisner, Frank & Kahan
Mario Flores ... chef assistant
Jason Fogelson ... epk videographer
Darin Frank ... legal services: Eisner, Frank & Kahan
Marcia Franklin ... assistant: Mr. Friedkin
Lindsey Fredieu ... set production assistant
Will French ... financier: produced in association with Film Production
Mariana Furtado ... completion guarantor: Film Finances/Film Finances Louisiana
Kevin Hoiseth ... assistant to mr. chartier
Willem Holzer ... intern: office
Daniel Ippolito ... office production assistant
Thomas D. Jennings ... first assistant accountant / payroll accountant
Viv June ... international sales agent: Voltage Pictures
Otis Knighten ... animal wrangler (as O.J. Knighten)
Katie Kuykendall ... production secretary (as Katie Glisson) / production secretary
Charlotte Lancaster ... assistant craft service
John Landers ... key craft service (as John R. Landers)
John Lavis ... set medic
Pierre Leblanc ... financier: Gap Financing Privided by FIDEC, Entertainment
Mike Leonard ... key set production assistant
Laura Marchese ... travel agent: Travel Central
Alma Martinez ... caterer: Alex in the Kitchen
Wilene Martinsen ... assistant craft service
Lorrie McNaught ... insurance broker: AON/Albert G. Ruben Insurance Services
Roberto S. Montoya ... second assistant chef (as Roberto Montoya)
Matthew Moreno ... international sales agent: Voltage Pictures
Emily Newell ... production office manager
Erica Olivarez ... travel coordinator
Sandy Parker ... script supervisor
Shannon Parker ... basecamp production assistant
Victoria Payne ... office production assistant
Stephen Roberts ... financing executive: Film Production Capital
Ashley Romain ... office production assistant
Thomas S. Rubin ... legal services: Rowan & Rubin (as Thomas Rubin)
Jorge Santos ... first assistant chef
Giancarlo J. Sini ... financial controller (as Giancarlo Sini)
Adam M. Stone ... product placement coordinator (as Adam Stone)
Cat Stone ... product placement coordinator (as Catherine Stone)
Toby Thiermann ... epk producer
Eric W. Thompson ... post-production
A.J. Timmcke ... production coordinator
Douglas A. Torres ... chef assistant
Sonia V. Torres ... set production assistant (as Sonia Torres)
Alex Uceda ... caterer: Alex in the Kitchen
Matthew Warren ... completion guarantor: Film Finances/Film Finances Louisiana (as Matt Warren)
Kimberly Williams ... completion guarantor: Film Finances/Film Finances Louisiana
Lisa Wolofsky ... financier: Investment, Limited Partnership
Carol Wood ... construction medic
Tony Zudyk ... client services: Laser Pacific
Howard Brodsky ... assistant: Nicolas Chartier (uncredited)
Derek Di Biagio ... assistant: Matthew McConaughey (uncredited)
Robert Douthat ... photo double/stand-in: Matthew McConaughey (uncredited)
Elena Duffy ... stand-in: Juno Temple (uncredited)
Justin Groetsch ... production coordinator (uncredited)
Spencer Tracy ... stand-in (uncredited)
Niraj Trivedi ... office production assistant (uncredited)

Thanks

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David Dinerstein ... special thanks
Joe Paganelli ... thanks

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Finding himself in considerable debt, Chris, a Texan drug dealer, decides the only solution is to murder his mother to collect the insurance money. Getting together with his father, the ex-husband of Chris' mother, they decide to hire Joe Cooper (a contract killer) who also happens to be a police detective. The plan is that the money will go to Chris' sister Dottie. However due to the size of the contract fee, Chris agrees that Joe can take Dottie as a retainer until the insurance comes through.

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Taglines Murder never tasted so good. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Killer Joe: A Twisted Redneck Trailer Park Murder Story (United States)
  • Zabójczy Joe (Poland)
  • Kiler Džo (Serbia)
  • Gyilkos Joe (Hungary)
  • Кiлер Джо (Ukraine)
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Runtime
  • 102 min
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Box Office

Budget $11,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $37,864, 29 Jul 2012
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $3,665,069

Did You Know?

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Trivia Gina Gershon had been originally offered the role of Sharla almost 20 years previously when the script was for a play, but she turned it down because she could not imagine performing the infamous chicken-leg scene "eight times a week" on stage. See more »
Goofs After Joe lights the fire to burn up the car we see in the next shot a set of pipes added to the undercarriage of the car to aid and/or assist with the stunt car fire and/or extinguishing of the fire. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Summer Trailer Park Series (2012). See more »
Soundtracks Swamp Fox See more »
Crazy Credits The unrated DVD retains the MPAA's NC-17 graphic at the end, although the rating was surrendered. See more »
Quotes Killer Joe Cooper: Were you aware of this, Ansel?
Ansel Smith: I'm never aware.
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