January 23rd 2009
  • Drama/Thriller,
  • R,
  • 84 min,
  • The Weinstein Company
  • Cast: Diane Lane, Mickey Rourke, Thomas Jane, Rosario Dawson, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Lois Smith, Don McManus, James Anthony, Craig Blair, Christine Brubaker, Alexis Butler, Daniel Byington, Lynne Deragon, Aidan Devine, Tim Eddis, Brandon McGibbon, Aldred Montoya, Geoffrey Pounsett
  • Director: John Madden
  • Writer: Hossein Amini
  • Producers: Lawrence Bender, Richard N. Gladstein
  • Co Producers: Jim Powers, David J. Webb
  • Executive Producers: Elmore Leonard, John Madden, Erica Steinberg, Bob Weinstein, Harvey Weinstein
  • Art Direction: Brandt Gordon
  • Castings: Kerry Barden, Billy Hopkins, Diane Kerbel, Suzanne Smith
  • Costume Design: Beth Pasternak
  • D.O.P.: Caleb Deschanel
  • Editors: Mick Audsley, Lisa Gunning
  • Music: Klaus Badelt
  • Production Design: Andrew Jackness
  • Set Decoration: Steven Essam


A Quentin Tarantino presentation. From Academy Award nominated director John Madden ("Shakespeare in Love") comes Hossein Amini's wry adaptation of Elmore Leonard's best-selling crime novel. The beautiful Carmen Colson (Diane Lane) and her husband Wayne (Thomas Jane) become entangled in a scam with a bumbling, small time con artist (Joseph Gordon Levitt) and his over-the-hill hitman partner the Blackbird (Mickey Rourke). Ultimately, it all comes down to one wife, one husband, two killers... and one lethal killshot.

Basic Information

  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Filming Locations: Cape Girardeau, USA; Detroit, USA; Toronto, Canada
  • MPAA Warning: Violence, language and brief nudity
  • Production Companies: FilmColony, Lawrence Bender Productions, Road Rebel, The Weinstein Company
  • Production Schedule: 5 October 2005 - 14 January 2006

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Viggo Mortensen was the original choice for the role of Wayne Colson.

Originally set up in 2002 with Tony Scott directing, Robert De Niro playing Amand Degas, and Quentin Tarantino playing Richie Nix.

The film's history traces back to when the project was originally at Miramax under Disney's banner around 1995, when the Weinsteins were running that division. This is one of several projects that they took with them when they sold their stake of Miramax to Disney outright in 2005 and then announced a distribution deal with MGM soon after that this film was among those such as Lucky Number Sleven, Clerks II and 1408 to name a few.

The film has undergone a series of re-shoots after it's original completion date in October 2005, one of the possible reasons why the film been delayed this long.

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Worldwide Release Dates

  • 7 May 2009: Russia