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Cassandra's Dream Details


Director Woody Allen continued to work in the dark mold of his 2005 thriller Woody Allen with this suspenseful tale of two brothers (Colin Farrell and Ewan McGregor) transformed into mortal enemies after scheming to alleviate their financial difficulties by turning to crime. Ian (McGregor) and Terry Blaine (Farrell) are two Cockney siblings whose lives seem to have simply fallen apart. While hard-drinking auto mechanic Terry lives with his girlfriend, Kate (Sally Hawkins), and suffers all the financial hardships that go with being a chronic gambler, his slightly more respectable sibling Ian helps their father maintain the family restaurant. Thanks to the steady income that the restaurant provides and the occasional help of their wealthy uncle Howard (Tom Wilkinson) the family has always managed to scrape by, but when Ian learns of a potentially lucrative California real estate deal, he can't help but dream about moving on to bigger and better things. One day, Terry wins big at the tracks by betting on a speedy greyhound named "Cassandra's Dream," and promptly uses his winnings to purchase a small yacht that he names after the winning dog. Right around the same time, things also start looking up for Ian -- who falls under the seductive spell of ambitious actress Angela (Hayley Atwell). But the brothers' good-luck spell doesn't last long, because when Terry winds up owing a tidy sum to some violent local loan sharks, he's given the option of promptly paying up or suffering some particularly painful consequences. Just then, Uncle Howard shows up in London looking to settle the score with a whistle-blowing business associate. While agreeing to take part in Uncle Howard's diabolical revenge scheme could easily earn Terry the cash needed to pay off his substantial debt, the consequences -- should he get caught -- will be far greater than those of any small-time scam he has ever resorted to in the past. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

  • Release date:January 18, 2008


Hayley Atwell
as Angela
Colin Farrell
as Terry
Sally Hawkins
as Kate
Ewan McGregor
as Ian
Tom Wilkinson
as Howard
John Benfield
as Father
Peter Hugo
as Boat Owner
Clare Higgins
as Mother
Andrew Howard
as Jerry
Keith Smee
as Terry's Track Mate
Steve Noonan
as Mel
Dan Carter
as Fred
Richard Lintern
as Director
Jennifer Higham
as Helen
Lee Whitlock
as Mike
Michael Harm
as Estate Agent
Hugh Rathbone
as Poker Player
Franck Viano
as Poker Player
Milo Bodrozic
as Poker Player
Emily Gilchrist
as Dora
Phil Davis
as Martin Burns
Phyllis Roberts
as Burns' Mother
Tamzin Outhwaite
as Burns' Date
Cate Fowler
as Angela's Mother
David Horovitch
as Angela's Father
Matt Barlock
as Jaguar Owner
Jim Carter
as Garage Boss
Tom Fisher
as Nigel
Paul Gardner
as Bentley Salesman
Mark Umbers
as Eisley
Maggie McCarthy
as Servant
Richard Graham
as Detective
Ross Boatman
as Detective


Woody Allen
Stephen Tenenbaum
Letty Aronson
Gareth Wiley
Woody Allen
Vilmos Zsigmond
Philip Glass
Composer (Music Score)
Alisa Lepselter
Maria Djurkovic
Production Designer
Nick Palmer
Art Director
Helen Robin
Nicky Kentish Barnes
Benjamin Waisbren
Executive Producer
Vincent Maraval
Executive Producer
Brahim Chioua
Executive Producer
Daniel Wuhrmann
Executive Producer
Jill Taylor
Costume Designer
Tatiana Macdonald
Set Decorator
Ben Howarth
First Assistant Director
Juliet Taylor
Patricia Kerrigan DiCerto
Gail Stevens
Finlay Pile
Assistant Location Manager
Suzana Peric
Music Editor
Alice Syed
Assistant Production Coordinator
Kim Armitage
Script Supervisor
Francesca Dowd
Production Coordinator
Sallie Jaye
Hair Styles
Sallie Jaye
Michael Riesman
Michael Riesman
Music Producer
Elise DuRant
Assistant Editor
Julie Schubert
Casting Assistant
Karen Beale
Costumes Assistant
Qian Han
Alexander Szabo-Fresnais
Clapper Loader
Lee Dichter
Re-Recording Mixer
Charles H. Joffe
Co-Executive Producer
Peter Glossop
Production Sound Mixer
Joan Washington
Vocal Coach
Chris Cull
Properties Master
Ray McNeill
Properties Storeman
Ryan Collison
Foley Recordist
Catherine Tyler
Darren Leen
David Speirs
Mat Bergel
Standby Properties
Synnove Godeseth
Assistant Location Manager
Jim Keller
Executive Music Producer
Aled Robinson
Visual Effects Editor
Georg Grohmann
Johnny Roberts
Jimmy Carruthers
Jonathan Richmond
Focus Puller
Sage Lehman
Script Supervisor
Lee Isgar
Tony Goulding
Miquel Ubeda
Simon Riley
Standby Properties
Rob Walton
Martin Hobbs
Visual Effects Supervisor
Michael Harm
Location Manager
Cat Palmer
Art Department Assistant
David Wahnon
Sound Editor
Michelle Corney
Visual Effects Producer
Scott Kordish
Post Production Coordinator
Charlotte Sewell
Assistant Costume Designer
Shaun Mills
Boom Operator
James Chasey
Third Assistant Director
Sylvia Menno
Dialogue Editor
Kurt Munkacsi
Personal Assistant
Louise O'Malley
Production Accountant
Tori Parry
Unit Production Manager
Peter Trotman
Miranada Coleman
Matt Haasch
Foley Editor
Kevin Swabey
William Davies
Casting Associate
Dickie Etchells
Title Design
David Wootton
Costumes Assistant
Helen Robin
Unit Production Manager