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Ridley Scott directs the crime comedy Matchstick Men, based on the novel of the same name by Eric Garcia. Neurotic con man Roy (Nicolas Cage) suffers from several emotional problems, including obsessive-compulsive disorder. He and his partner Frank (Sam Rockwell) swindle people out of money by posing as money collectors who promise things like tax refunds, package vacations, and other fabulous prizes (which they never get). Frank wants to pull a really big job, but Roy is too consumed with fear and panic attacks to join him. Only cigarettes and his trusty illegal prescription drugs seem to keep him going. When Roy finds himself in desperate need of more pills, he is forced to see legitimate psychotherapist Dr. Klein (Bruce Altman). Roy ends up talking about his emotional damage from a troubled marriage and divorce, which results in the discovery of a child whom he has never met. Dr. Klein suggests that he spend a weekend with the kid, so in walks teenaged Angela (played by twentysomething Alison Lohman). Reluctant to develop his role as a father, Roy also gets heavily involved in Frank's ambitious swindle. ~ Andrea LeVasseur, Rovi

  • Release date:September 12, 2003

Cast

Nicolas Cage
as Roy Waller
Sam Rockwell
as Frank Mercer
Alison Lohman
as Angela
Bruce Altman
as Dr. Klein
Bruce McGill
as Chuck Frechette
Sheila Kelley
as Kathy
Beth Grant
as Laundry Lady
Fran Kranz
as Slacker Boyfriend
Nigel Gibbs
as Holt
Steve Eastin
as Mr. Schaffer
Tim Kelleher
as Bishop
Jenny O'Hara
as Mrs. Schaffer

Crew

Ridley Scott
Director
Ridley Scott
Producer
Jack Rapke
Producer
Sean Bailey
Producer
Steve Starkey
Producer
Ted Griffin
Producer
Ted Griffin
Screenwriter
John Mathieson
Cinematographer
Hans Zimmer
Composer (Music Score)
Dody Dorn
Editor
Tom Foden
Production Designer
Michael Manson
Art Director
Charles Schlissel
Co-producer
Giannina Facio
Co-producer
Robert Zemeckis
Executive Producer
Nancy Nye
Set Designer
William V. Ryder
Set Designer
Michael Kaplan
Costume Designer
Lee Orloff
Sound/Sound Designer
K.C. Hodenfield
First Assistant Director
Debra Zane
Casting
Per Hallberg
Supervising Sound Editor
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