Spartan (2004) Movie

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Ratings / Votes
6.7/ 10 (21470 Votes)

MPAA Ratings
Rated R for violence and language

Production Company
ApolloMedia [de]
ApolloProMedia GmbH & Co. 1. Filmproduktion KG (I) [de]
Art Linson Productions [us]
Epsilon Motion Pictures [ch]
Franchise Pictures [us]

Production Designer

All Producers

All Directors


Release Date
(Thailand) - 31 January 2004
(USA) - 8 March 2004
(Canada) - 12 March 2004
(USA) - 12 March 2004
(Philippines) - 21 April 2004

Running Time
UK:102 (DVD)

She's missing.

abductor, abuse, adultery, african-american, air-cargo, airfield, airplane, airport, american-football, arabic, arm-in-a-sling, bar, bare-chested-male, bartender, beach, beach-house, beating, being-followed, black-american, blonde, blood, boat, book, boston-massachusetts, boyfriend-girlfriend-relationship,

Technical Support
CAM:Panavision Cameras and Lenses
LAB:DeLuxe, Hollywood (CA), USA
OFM:35 mm
PCS:Super 35
PFM:35 mm - (anamorphic) (Fuji Eterna-CP 3513DI)
RAT:2.35 : 1

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Full Cast

  1. Aranovich, David as [Cadre Technician] <43>
  2. Barker, Marc-Allen as [Pilot] <67>
  3. Barry, Scott as [Cadre Team Leader] <39>
  4. Bella, Robert as [Davio] <16>
  5. Binamo, Chino as [Essex House Man #2] <33>
  6. Butler, Ron as [Headquarters Agent] <13>
  7. Campbell, Jeremie as [Cadre Candidate] <4>
  8. Caro, Damon as [Balcony Shooter] <58>
  9. Castro, Robert (I) as [State Police Liaison Officer] <40>
  10. Compton, Norm as [Essex House Man #1] <32>
  11. Culp, Steven (I) as (as Stephen Culp) [Gaines] <14>
  12. Daniels, Max as [Gate Keeper #2] <63>
  13. Davoli, Andy as [Zimmer] <23>
  14. Faris, Nasser as (as Al Faris) [Customs Official] <54>
  15. Finley, Mordecai as (as Mordechai Finley) [Cadre Operator] <36>
  16. FitzGerald, Mark as [Training Facility Guard] <10>
  17. Fleming, Tim as [Night Sun Operator] <66>
  18. Frangione, Jim as [Stakeout Agent] <30>
  19. Friedman, Richard L. as [Crew Chief] <42>
  20. Gregg, Clark as [Miller] <12>
  21. Greif, Stephen as [Business Man] <70>
  22. Guastaferro, Vincent as [Naylor] <15>
  23. Gurry, Kick as [Jones] <56>
  24. Hilow, Michael as [Perimeter Guard] <61>
  25. Hovanesian, Danny as (as Dan Hovanesian) [Stakeout Driver] <31>
  26. Ivgy, Moshe (I) as [Avi] <51>
  27. Jennings, Bob (II) as [Grace's Aide] <5>
  28. Johnston, J.J. (I) as [Night Club Manager] <24>
  29. Kaldor, Christopher as [Yitzik] <52>
  30. Kilmer, Val as [Scott] <3>
  31. Kuroiwa, Michael as [Swat Team Member]
  32. LaCentra, Chris as (as Chris J. Lacentra) [Cpl. Sattler] <8>
  33. Lamore, Morris as [Billy] <46>
  34. Levy, Rick (I) as [Sedan Man] <29>
  35. Luke, Derek (I) as [Curtis] <2>
  36. Macy, William H. as [Stoddard] <27>
  37. Magno, Renato as [Grossler] <9>
  38. Malloy, Matt (I) as [Mr. Reese] <48>
  39. Mamet, Tony as [Parker] <11>
  40. Martin, Deb (I) as [Debriefer] <41>
  41. Martinez, Steve (II) as [Gate Keeper #1] <62>
  42. Messner, Johnny as [Grace] <7>
  43. Moreno, Ken as [Bodyguard #1] <59>
  44. Munson, Camden as (uncredited) [Bicycle Boy]
  45. O Neill, Ed (I) as [Burch] <28>
  46. Paymer, David as (uncredited) [TV News Anchor]
  47. Pellegrino, Mark (I) as [Convict] <35>
  48. Pepe, Neil as [News Cameraman] <65>
  49. Perry, J.J. as (as JJ Perry) [Bodyguard #2] <60>
  50. Pierson, Geoff as [Pearce] <20>
  51. Rossetti, Jonathan as [Medic] <37>
  52. Smith, Lionel Mark as [Colonel Blane] <6>
  53. Stanford, Aaron as [Michael Blake] <18>
  54. Taghmaoui, Saïd as [Tariq Asani] <34>
  55. Tandon, Christopher as (uncredited) [Professor Gerald Sloan]
  56. Bartlett, Deborah (I) as [Mrs. Newton] <49>
  57. Bell, Kristen (I) as [Laura Newton] <57>
  58. Bilzerian, Lana as [Undercover Agent] <17>
  59. Bowles, Lauren as (uncredited) [Entertainment Reporter]
  60. Cerceo, Chelle as [Marine Flight Crew Chief] <68>
  61. Farley, Margot as [Young Whore] <26>
  62. Hanani, Yasmine as (uncredited) [Arabic Girl]
  63. Kadivar, Shireen as (uncredited) [Arab Woman]
  64. Kerry, Alexandra as [Bartender] <22>
  65. Kimbrough, Linda as [Donny] <50>
  66. Lindquist, Sandra as [Swedish Reporter] <64>
  67. Luke, Sophia Adella as [Agent] <21>
  68. Mamet, Clara as [Billy's Daughter] <47>
  69. Mamet, Zosia as [Bedouin Woman] <55>
  70. Morgan, Annie as (as Ann Morgan) [Secret Service Agent] <19>
  71. Nogulich, Natalija as [Nadya] <25>
  72. Pereira, Virginia as [TV Anchor Woman] <45>
  73. Ritchkoff, Jennifer as [Marine Captain] <69>
  74. Shbib, Ektimal as [Stewardess] <53>
  75. Silver, Gail as [Pharmacist] <38>
  76. Snider, Jody (I) as [Harvard Square Reporter] <44>
  77. Texada, Tia as [Jackie Black] <1>


  1. Action
  2. Crime
  3. Drama
  4. Mystery
  5. Thriller

Full Plot

Maverick Ranger Scott, known for ruthless, unorthodox methods but good results, is called in to help the secret service after Washington big whig's brat daughter is abducted while studying at Harvard. Scott quickly realizes the protection detail's prime suspect, her boyfriend Michael Blake, is innocent and dumped her for being a drug-addicted slut. Next he traces her to a bordello, only to realize the captors didn't realize who she is but simply recruited her for the Middle Eastern white slavery market, and are likely to dispose of her rather than confront her father. But instead of the support expected in such high-profile case, Scott gets orders to work in secret before the press catches on, and even finds his quest sabotaged. KGF Vissers A "lone wolf" U.S. government secret agent, Scott( Kilmer), is assigned the task of rescuing the kidnapped daughter (Bell) of a high ranking government figure, only to discover along the way a larger, more sinister plot. In the US-government's special ops, Scott is a shooter, not a planner, doing the job without regard to quaint or obsolete convention. When a Harvard undergrad goes missing (the daughter of a US leader), it's Scott who applies the pressure, first to her boyfriend, then to a madam whose cathouse is the initial stop en route to a white slavery auction in Dubai. The abductors may not know the girl's identity, but once they figure it out, she's doomed. Deadly double crosses force Scott to become a planner. Through it all, earnest TV newscasters read the drivel they're handed. Plot not found

Total Business

AD: 704,186 (USA) (March 2004) AD: 17,365 (UK) (August 2004) AD: 1,941 (Estonia) (July 2004) AD: 4,361 (Poland) (12 December 2004) AD: 8,533 (Poland) (5 December 2004) AD: 61,131 (Portugal) (2004) AD: 137 (Romania) (11 July 2004) AD: 105 (Romania) (4 July 2004) AD: 222 (Romania) (27 June 2004) AD: 225 (Romania) (20 June 2004) AD: 819 (Romania) (13 June 2004) AD: 710 (Romania) (6 June 2004) AD: 501 (Romania) (30 May 2004) AD: 1,213 (Romania) (23 May 2004) AD: 12,748 (Romania) (2004) AD: 8,821 (Spain) (1 August 2004) AD: 46,209 (Spain) (18 July 2004) AD: 96,719 (Spain) (11 July 2004) BT: USD 19,250,000 CP: (2003) ApolloProMedia GmbH & Co. 1. Filmproduktion KG, ApolloProMedia GmbH & Co. 2 Filmproduktion KG, ApolloProMedia GmbH & Co. 3. Filmproduktion KG, ApolloProMedia GmbH & Co. 4. Filmproduktion KG, ApolloProMedia GmbH & Co. 5. Filmproduktion KG and Quality International GmbH & Co. KG GR: USD 4,434,432 (USA) (22 April 2004) GR: USD 4,373,418 (USA) (15 April 2004) GR: USD 4,357,745 (USA) (11 April 2004) GR: USD 4,291,858 (USA) (4 April 2004) GR: USD 4,143,444 (USA) (28 March 2004) GR: USD 3,605,991 (USA) (21 March 2004) GR: USD 2,011,435 (USA) (14 March 2004) GR: USD 139,073 (UK) (27 August 2004) GR: USD 40,840 (UK) (8 August 2004) GR: USD 242,935 (Australia) (26 August 2004) GR: USD 203,698 (Australia) (1 August 2004) GR: USD 119,103 (Australia) (21 July 2004) GR: USD 2,089 (Federal Republic of Yugoslavia) (5 September 2004) GR: USD 1,595 (Federal Republic of Yugoslavia) (August 2004) GR: USD 106,980 (Italy) (16 January 2005) GR: USD 644,638 (Mexico) (2 March 2006) GR: USD 640,654 (Mexico) (23 February 2006) GR: USD 630,408 (Mexico) (16 February 2006) GR: USD 611,133 (Mexico) (9 February 2006) GR: USD 572,047 (Mexico) (2 February 2006) GR: USD 515,634 (Mexico) (26 January 2006) GR: USD 452,270 (Mexico) (19 January 2006) GR: USD 407,937 (Mexico) (12 January 2006) GR: USD 300,087 (Mexico) (22 December 2005) GR: USD 298,187 (Mexico) (15 December 2005) GR: USD 276,620 (Mexico) (8 December 2005) GR: USD 220,797 (Mexico) (1 December 2005) GR: USD 188,520 (Mexico) (24 November 2005) GR: USD 175,864 (Mexico) (17 November 2005) GR: USD 115,695 (Mexico) (10 November 2005) GR: USD 88,189 (Poland) (12 December 2004) GR: USD 47,043 (Poland) (5 December 2004) GR: USD 249,239 (Portugal) (6 October 2004) GR: USD 243,184 (Portugal) (29 September 2004) GR: USD 228,669 (Portugal) (15 September 2004) GR: USD 208,959 (Portugal) (8 September 2004) GR: USD 174,688 (Portugal) (1 September 2004) GR: USD 121,784 (Portugal) (25 August 2004) GR: USD 67,349 (Portugal) (18 August 2004) GR: USD 18,513 (Romania) (11 July 2004) GR: USD 17,889 (Romania) (4 July 2004) GR: USD 17,363 (Romania) (27 June 2004) GR: USD 16,724 (Romania) (20 June 2004) GR: USD 14,691 (Romania) (13 June 2004) GR: USD 11,469 (Romania) (6 June 2004) GR: USD 5,008 (Romania) (30 May 2004) GR: USD 2,431 (Romania) (23 May 2004) GR: USD 368,829 (Russia) (11 July 2004) GR: USD 307,584 (Russia) (4 July 2004) GR: USD 146,764 (Russia) (27 June 2004) GR: USD 118,313 (South Africa) (30 June 2004) GR: USD 75,265 (South Africa) (16 June 2004) GR: USD 1,653,910 (Spain) (27 August 2004) GR: USD 1,653,910 (Spain) (8 August 2004) GR: USD 1,529,455 (Spain) (1 August 2004) GR: USD 1,285,174 (Spain) (22 July 2004) GR: USD 823,134 (Spain) (15 July 2004) OW: USD 2,011,435 (USA) (14 March 2004) (832 screens) OW: USD 40,840 (UK) (8 August 2004) (25 screens) OW: USD 115,754 (Australia) (18 July 2004) (36 screens) OW: USD 106,980 (Italy) (16 January 2005) (89 screens) OW: USD 115,695 (Mexico) (10 November 2005) (80 screens) OW: USD 47,043 (Poland) (5 December 2004) (30 screens) OW: USD 67,134 (Portugal) (15 August 2004) (12 screens) OW: USD 2,431 (Romania) (23 May 2004) (3 screens) OW: USD 127,043 (Russia) (27 June 2004) OW: USD 75,265 (South Africa) (16 June 2004) (38 screens) OW: USD 823,134 (Spain) (15 July 2004) (189 screens) PD: April 2003 - August 2003 RT: USD 26,000,000 (USA) SD: 21 April 2003 - June 2003 SD: August 2003 - WG: USD 41,359 (USA) (11 April 2004) (89 screens) WG: USD 59,905 (USA) (4 April 2004) (62 screens) WG: USD 206,077 (USA) (28 March 2004) (252 screens) WG: USD 827,275 (USA) (21 March 2004) (832 screens) WG: USD 2,011,435 (USA) (14 March 2004) (832 screens) WG: USD 40,840 (UK) (8 August 2004) (25 screens) WG: USD 23,071 (Australia) (1 August 2004) (31 screens) WG: USD 115,754 (Australia) (18 July 2004) (36 screens) WG: USD 200 (Federal Republic of Yugoslavia) (5 September 2004) (4 screens) WG: USD 106,980 (Italy) (16 January 2005) (89 screens) WG: USD 3,985 (Mexico) (2 March 2006) (3 screens) WG: USD 6,005 (Mexico) (23 February 2006) (11 screens) WG: USD 20,238 (Mexico) (16 February 2006) (19 screens) WG: USD 42,012 (Mexico) (9 February 2006) (30 screens) WG: USD 51,358 (Mexico) (2 February 2006) (39 screens) WG: USD 62,504 (Mexico) (26 January 2006) (47 screens) WG: USD 44,246 (Mexico) (19 January 2006) (28 screens) WG: USD 102,854 (Mexico) (12 January 2006) (50 screens) WG: USD 4,912 (Mexico) (22 December 2005) (5 screens) WG: USD 25,510 (Mexico) (15 December 2005) (20 screens) WG: USD 53,176 (Mexico) (8 December 2005) (40 screens) WG: USD 31,273 (Mexico) (1 December 2005) (25 screens) WG: USD 12,318 (Mexico) (24 November 2005) (14 screens) WG: USD 58,590 (Mexico) (17 November 2005) (54 screens) WG: USD 115,695 (Mexico) (10 November 2005) (80 screens) WG: USD 23,641 (Poland) (12 December 2004) (30 screens) WG: USD 47,043 (Poland) (5 December 2004) (30 screens) WG: USD 6,055 (Portugal) (3 October 2004) (5 screens) WG: USD 5,409 (Portugal) (26 September 2004) (8 screens) WG: USD 19,710 (Portugal) (12 September 2004) (12 screens) WG: USD 34,271 (Portugal) (5 September 2004) (12 screens) WG: USD 52,904 (Portugal) (29 August 2004) (12 screens) WG: USD 54,435 (Portugal) (22 August 2004) (11 screens) WG: USD 67,134 (Portugal) (15 August 2004) (12 screens) WG: USD 118 (Romania) (11 July 2004) (2 screens) WG: USD 155 (Romania) (4 July 2004) (3 screens) WG: USD 349 (Romania) (27 June 2004) (5 screens) WG: USD 533 (Romania) (20 June 2004) (6 screens) WG: USD 2,114 (Romania) (13 June 2004) (5 screens) WG: USD 2,200 (Romania) (6 June 2004) (5 screens) WG: USD 1,109 (Romania) (30 May 2004) (6 screens) WG: USD 2,431 (Romania) (23 May 2004) (3 screens) WG: USD 40,028 (Russia) (11 July 2004) WG: USD 90,087 (Russia) (4 July 2004) WG: USD 127,043 (Russia) (27 June 2004) WG: USD 42,330 (South Africa) (27 June 2004) (20 screens) WG: USD 75,265 (South Africa) (16 June 2004) (38 screens) WG: USD 56,658 (Spain) (1 August 2004) WG: USD 462,040 (Spain) (22 July 2004) (184 screens) WG: USD 823,134 (Spain) (15 July 2004) (189 screens)

Movie Certificate

13+ (Canada)(Quebec)
14A (Canada)(Alberta/British Columbia/Manitoba/Ontario)
R (USA)(certificate #40304)
16 (Iceland)
16 (Germany)
15 (South Korea)
12 (Netherlands)
14 (Canada)(Nova Scotia)
M (Australia)
14 (Brazil)
T (Italy)
PG-13 (Philippines)
M/12 (Portugal)
NC-16 (Singapore)
PG (Singapore)(cut)
15 (UK)

Music Composers

  1. Isham, Mark (I)


  1. Ruiz Anchía, Juan (director of photography)

Dress Designers

  1. Cunliffe, Shay


AI Film [th] - (2004) (Thailand) (theatrical)
Art Port [jp] - (2004) (Japan) (theatrical)
CDI - (2005) (Italy) (theatrical)
Cinears [de] - (2004) (Federal Republic of Yugoslavia) (theatrical)
Compagnia Distribuzione Internazionale (CDI) [it] - (2004) (Italy) (all media)
Eagle Films [lb] - (2004) (non-USA) (all media) (Middle East)
Emerald [ar] - (2007) (Argentina) (DVD)
Europa Filmes [br] - (2005) (Brazil) (DVD)
Europa Filmes [br] - (2005) (Brazil) (VHS)
Filmes Lusomundo [pt] - (2004) (Portugal) (theatrical)
Gemini Film [ru] - (2004) (Russia) (theatrical)
Hoyts Distribution [au] - (2004) (Australia) (theatrical)
ITI Cinema [pl] - (2004) (Poland) (theatrical)
Kinowelt Home Entertainment [de] - (2006) (Germany) (DVD)
Lusomundo Audiovisuais [pt] - (2004) (Portugal) (theatrical)
My Network TV [us] - (2007) (USA) (TV) (broadcast premiere)
Nu Metro Productions [za] - (2004) (South Africa) (theatrical)
Oy Nordisk Film [fi] - (2004) (Finland) (DVD)
PlazaVista Entertainment [ch] - (2006) (Switzerland) (DVD)
ProRom-Romania Film [ro] - (2004) (Romania) (theatrical)
Quasar Films [ar] - (2005) (Argentina) (theatrical)
Rimaida [lv] - (2004) (Latvia) (theatrical)
Spentzos Film Home Video [gr] - (2004) (Greece) (video)
Spentzos Films [gr] - (2004) (Greece) (theatrical)
TriPictures [es] - (2004) (Spain) (theatrical)
VideoCine (Televisa) - (2005) (Mexico) (theatrical)
Warner Bros. Entertainment [ca] - (2004) (Canada) (theatrical)
Warner Bros. Pictures [us] - (2004) (USA) (theatrical)
Warner Bros. [gb] - (2004) (UK) (theatrical)
Warner Bros. [ie] - (2004) (Ireland) (theatrical)
Warner Bros. [jp] - (2004) (Japan) (theatrical)

Film Editors

  1. Tulliver, Barbara


  1. Aaron, David (II) (armorer)
  2. Agnes, Mary L. (production assistant)
  3. Amir, H. Leah (craft service)
  4. Attardo, Louie (operator: HotHead)
  5. August, Heidi (accountant: Boston)
  6. Ayers, Craig (production coordinator)
  7. Bartosiewicz, Stephanie (assistant: Mr. Kilmer)
  8. Bell, Kevin (IV) (assistant: Mr. Merhi)
  9. Bevan, Janine (production secretary: London)
  10. Boardman, David (I) (location manager: London)
  11. Boston, Michelle (assistant: Mr. Mamet, London) (as Michele Boston)
  12. Brandmaier, Josef (project manager)
  13. Chaplin, Kenny (key set production assistant)
  14. Chester, Scott E. (production liaison)
  15. Christy, Susan (craft service: Boston) (as Sue Christy)
  16. Clark, Peter J. (script supervisor) (as Peter Clark)
  17. Codiga, Paul (assistant location manager)
  18. Connors, Colleen (production office assistant: Boston)
  19. Counts, Stephanie (assistant: Mr. Diamant)
  20. Cross, Mark (IV) (assistant production coordinator)
  21. Cybulski, Mary (script supervisor: Boston)
  22. Daly, Jaime (assistant location manager)
  23. Danielsen, Birthe (assistant: Mr. Huebner)
  24. Diamond, David (V) (location manager)
  25. Dorell, Niva (set assistant: Mr. Mamet)
  26. Ducar, David (business & legal affairs) (2004)
  27. Feldman, Randi (script supervisor: second unit)
  28. Field, Carey (set production assistant: second unit)
  29. Fischer, Thomas (IV) (legal affairs)
  30. Fitzgerald, Mark (II) (location manager: Boston)
  31. Fleck, Amy (set production assistant: second unit)
  32. Frohn, Christian (assistant: Mr. Fanti)
  33. Gaffney, Mairead (production assistant: Boston)
  34. Gearheart, Rosemary (stand-in)
  35. Gittinger, Cole (set production assistant)
  36. Goldman, Andy (II) (title designer: main and end titles)
  37. Gomez, Gerardo (office production assistant)
  38. Guel, Carlos (chef)
  39. Haines, P.J. (chef)
  40. Halpern, Emily (production assistant)
  41. Haney, Eric L. (military advisor)
  42. Haney, Eric L. (technical advisor)
  43. Hoare, Steve (production coordinator)
  44. Imsande, Dana (production assistant)
  45. Irwin, Nicholas (first assistant production accountant) (as Nick Irwin)
  46. Izen, Dan (vtr assistant)
  47. Jabaley, John (assistant location manager)
  48. Johnson, Lynn (VI) (set medic)
  49. Jones, Carrie Mae (second assistant accountant)
  50. Judge, Michael (I) (location manager)
  51. Kaver, Yaron (production assistant)
  52. Kim, Andy (IV) (set production assistant: second unit)
  53. Kim, Dewey (set production assistant) (as David 'Dewey' Kim)
  54. LaBrucherie, John (set production assistant)
  55. LaMar, Gabrielle (I) (stand-in: Tia Texada) (uncredited)
  56. Langlie, Kym (unit publicist)
  57. Lanoutte, Jane (unit publicist: Boston)
  58. Leuchter, Dina J. (key office production assistant)
  59. MacDonald, James (III) (on-set medic)
  60. Masterson, Scott (I) (key production assistant: Boston)
  61. Masumoto, Mike James (assistant location manager) (as Michael Masumoto)
  62. McPherson, Lisa (production assistant)
  63. Mygrant, Erik (production assistant)
  64. Nahum, Nir (set intern)
  65. Nelson, Stevie (key assistant location manager)
  66. Peavey, Michael (helicopter pilot)
  67. Perkins, Alexis (production assistant)
  68. Pfluegl, Michael (assistant: Mr. Samaha)
  69. Quam, Kim (set medic)
  70. Rae, Michael (III) (production assistant)
  71. Rae, Michael W. (production assistant)
  72. Ramsey, Luke (location manager: Boston)
  73. Richards, Bill (III) (helicopter pilot)
  74. Rosen, Adam W. (legal services)
  75. Ross, Shane (II) (motion graphics)
  76. Rossi, Denyse (payroll accountant) (as Denyse Mihalopoulos)
  77. Saroufim, Joseph (production assistant)
  78. Schlottman, Gretchen (assistant craft service: Boston)
  79. Sherman, Laura (II) (assistant production coordinator)
  80. Snider, David (I) (set production assistant: Boston)
  81. Stein, Barbara-Ann (production accountant) (as B.A. Stein)
  82. Sterba, Pavel (assistant location manager)
  83. Stevens, Amanda (location manager: London)
  84. Susemiehl, Pam (assistant: Mr. Mamet)
  85. Swan, Megan (assistant unit publicist: Boston)
  86. Tanaka, Shawn (assistant: William H. Macy) (uncredited)
  87. Taylor, Heather (III) (script supervisor: London)
  88. Tipton, Jeremy (I) (production assistant)
  89. Tomarchio, Bridgetta (assistant: Mr. Kilmer)
  90. Townsend, Judi (script supervisor)
  91. Trombatore, Steve (payroll accountant)
  92. Voyt, Harriet (assistant: Mr. Mamet)
  93. Watermeier, Ian (production executive)
  94. Weisberg, Emily (assistant: Mr. Mamet)


[first lines] Scott: You had your whole life to prepare for this moment. Why aren't you ready? Scott: How you fake the DNA? Donny: You don't fake the DNA. You issue a press release. Scott: In the city always a refelection, in the woods always a sound. Curtis: What about the desert? Scott: You don't wanna go in the desert. Jones: Do you wanna gossip or do you wanna shoot somebody? Scott: You need to set your motherfucker to "receive". Curtis: I fucked up. I tried to help. Scott: That's usually when people fuck up. Curtis: I saw the sign. Scott: Then you are truly blessed. Stoddard: You shortened her life, pal! We would have let her go to the desert, but you had to put on your *thinking* cap! Zimmer: I love ya Babe, but the season's over. Scott: What they gotcha teachin' here, young sergeant? Jackie Black: Edged weapons, sir. Knife fighting. Scott: Don't you teach 'em knife fighting. Teach 'em to kill. That way, they meet some sonofabitch who studied knife fighting, they send his soul to hell. Grace: Yeah, I always knew you Marines were a weepy buncha motherfuckers. Scott: I got something in my eye. Grace: Nice knife. Scott: Yeah. Got it off an East German fella. Grace: He give it to ya for a gift? Scott: No. As I recall, he was... rather reluctant to part with it. Scott: You wanted to go through the looking glass. How was it? Was it more fun than miniature golf? Curtis: There's an Army depending on us for the truth. You can lie to anyone else. Never lie to a Ranger. Curtis: I saw the sign. [draws the Picasso symbol on the hood of a car] Sir. Scott: You saw the sign? You were up for a week. You coulda seen Jack Ruby. You don't know what you saw your first time out. Curtis: Sir, I know what I saw. Scott: You didn't see no sign baby, 'cause she wasn't there. The hardest thing, y'know what it is? It isn't going in the door, it's coming out. You ever come down offa drugs? The most powerful drug in the world is adrenaline. I told you everything I know. Stand down. Zimmer: I think you broke my arm. Scott: [slams his arm against the side of a dumpster] Now it's broken. Scott: You're gonna leave your life or you're gonna leave the information in this room. Nadya: I'm entitled to my lawyer... Miller: You're entitled to shit. You're entitled to tell me what you know. Laura Newton: Did my father send you? Scott: That's right. Laura Newton: Why? Why? He wants me dead. Scott: He sent me. Laura Newton: One man. Scott: "One riot, one Ranger." You ever heard that? Laura Newton: Leonidas, King of Sparta... when a neighboring state would plead for military aid, would send one man. Scott: Well, there you go. Laura Newton: You ever hear that? Scott: No. I think we went to different schools. Scott: Honey, you got all the slack in the world until I leave this room. Then I'm gonna zero you out. Curtis: My name's Curtis. Scott: Do I need to know that? If I want camaraderie, I'll join the Masons. Burch: She dyed her hair. They see that red hair, what do they do, her hair grows out, when they see that red hair? Somebody recognizes her? What do they do when they realize who they took? Scott: They kill her. Burch: You're fuckin'-A right, they kill her. Burch: What about if we had to go off the meter? I need a man, a man who can unquestioningly follow orders. Scott: The door is closed sir. Burch: I need to ask you to do something. Scott: I am here to get the girl back, sir. And there is nothing I will not do to get the girl back. Avi: There are some people in this house... Scott: Avi... Avi: That if you were go, while you were there, if you said hello to them for me, it would cut your price. Scott: Avi, what do you think I am? Avi: I don't know what you are. You ain't a planner. You're a shooter. I don't know what you're doing here, and I think you've gone off the reservation. Laura Newton: Fuck it. I don't want to go home. Nobody there cares about me. I'm just a whore. I'm just a little whore. Scott: Yeah, how'd you get like that? Laura Newton: I was raised by wolves. Jackie Black: Ain't nobody here but two people in green. Scott: It goes beyond that. Jackie Black: Nothing goes beyond that. Scott: Want some more dope? Want a Dr. Pepper? Laura Newton: Thank you. Scott: For what? Laura Newton: For coming for me. Scott: Ah, what the hell. Laura Newton: I could make you give me the cigarette. Laura Newton: [takes her top off] Scott: Keep it together. Keep your voice down. Jackie Black: We got the girl back. Scott: Yeah. She just took the long way home. Scott: There was a king, and he had a daughter, and she was abducted. The king, he swore to protect her, but while he was indulging himself shamefully, she was abducted. Now, the king's advisors, they knew that if she came home, she would reveal the king's shame to the country. So they told the king that she was dead. Scott: This is wrong. This is north. The map is flipped. Jones: How do you know it's north? Scott: See that? That's Cassiopeia. That's my girlfriend. [last lines] Business Man: Time to go home. Scott: Lucky man. Scott: Did you burn me? Jones: Can't say that I did. Scott: Wanna prove it? Jones: The Lord hates a coward. Scott: We're taking her now. Scott: It's all in the mind, sergeant. That's where the battle's won. Avi: You heard of the private sector? That's where you found me. Scott: Well, then sell me something. Curtis: They sending you in? Scott: We'll leave that to our betters. Curtis: Why don't you ask them? Scott: Why would I want to know? I ain't a planner, I ain't a thinker. I never wanted to be. You got to set your motherfucker to receive. Listen to me. They don't go through the door, we don't ask why. That's not a cost, it's benefit. Because we get to travel light. They tell me where to go. Tell me what to do when I get there. Laura Newton: I don't wanna go home. Scott: Look, you go home some wave their hats, some turn their backs. It's all the same. None of them know where you've been. Scott: It's okay, I'm with Secret Service. Donny: Guess again. I'm Secret Service. And you'll follow my directions, or I'll shoot you dead. Scott: Yes. Donny: Step away from the door. Scott: Yes. I have a message for her. I have something to tell her. Donny: Take two steps to your left. Scott: Yes. I have a message for Mrs. Newton. Donny: I'm sure you do. Spread your arms, please, out to the sides. Open your hands. Donny: Open the box. Donny: I'm minutes from the bomb squad. If it's 'Happy Birthday,' let's do it now. Curtis' booklet: [Roger's Rangers booklet circa 1757] RULES OF WAR / 1. Don't forget nothing. / 2. Have your musket clean as a whistle, hatchet scoured, sixty rounds powder and ball, and be ready to march at a minute's warning. / 3. When you're on the march, act the way you would if you was sneaking up on a deer. See the enemy first. / 4. Tell the truth about what you see and what you do. There is an army depending on us for correct information. You can lie all you please when you tell other folks about the Rangers, but don't never lie to a Ranger or officer. / 5. Don't never take a chance you don't have to. / 6. When we're on the march we march single file, far enough apart so one shot can't go through two men. / 7. If we strike swamps, or soft ground, we spread out abreast, so it's hard to track us. / 8. When we march, we keep moving till dark, so as to give the enemy the least possible chance at us. / 9. When we camp, half the party stays awake while the other half sleeps / 10. If we take prisoners, we keep 'em separate till we have had time to examine them, so they can't cook up a story between 'em. / 11. Don't ever march home the same way. Take a different route so you won't be ambushed. / 12. No matter whether we travel in big parties or little ones, each party has to keep a scout 20 yards ahead, 20 yards on each flank and 20 yards rear so the main body can't be surprised and wiped out / 13. Every night you'll be told where to meet if surrounded by a superior force. / 14. Don't sit down to eat without posting sentries. / 15. Don't sleep beyond dawn. Dawn's when the French and Indians attack. / 16. Don't cross a river by a regular ford. Scott: I'm looking for my niece... Bartender: Oh yeah? 'Cause a lot of guys come in here looking for someone else's niece...

Shooting/Filming Locations

  1. Beacon Hill, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
  2. Boston, Massachusetts, USA
  3. Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
  4. Essex County, Massachusetts, USA
  5. Framingham, Massachusetts, USA
  6. Hanson's Farm - 20 Nixon Road, Framingham, Massachusetts, USA
  7. Harvard Yard, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
  8. London, England, UK
  9. Los Angeles, California, USA
  10. Milton, Massachusetts, USA
  11. Piccadilly Circus, Piccadilly, London, England, UK
  12. Santa Barbara, California, USA
  13. Santa Clarita, California, USA
  14. The Halfway House Cafe, Saugus, California, USA
  15. Zakim Bridge, Boston, Massachusetts, USA


- 'Val Kilmer' (qv) researched for the part by training with former military special operations personnel.

- 'David Mamet' (qv) incorporated a number of real life experiences from various U.S. special forces members for the production, including 'Eric L. Haney' (qv) who had served in highly classified operations during his 20-year military career. Haney's experience included front-line combat units as a combat infantryman, as an Army Ranger, and as a founding operator within the elite Delta Force under Colonel Charlie Beckwith. These experiences helped Haney effectively serve as a technical advisor, weapons expert, and actor's mentor to 'Val Kilmer' (qv), ensuring that Kilmer reflected an accurate depiction of a special forces operative in every capacity. Haney retired as a highly decorated Sergeant Major, and his documented experience also includes security surveys, metro SWAT team arms training, oil company guard force management, executive protection, and the recovery of American children kidnapped and taken overseas.

- The cast underwent military weapons training for their roles.

- 'Val Kilmer' (qv)'s character was inspired, in part, by real life U.S. Special Operations