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Joel and Ethan Coen's third collaboration, the gangster film Miller's Crossing, stars Gabriel Byrne as Tom Reagan, the right-hand man of big-city Irish mob boss Leo (Albert Finney). The film opens with Italian mobster Johnny Caspar (Jon Polito) and his second in command Eddie Dane (J.E. Freeman) informing Leo and Tom that they are going to kill bookie Bernie Bernbaum (John Turturro) because he has been revealing Caspar's fixed fights to other gamblers. Leo informs Caspar that Bernie pays for protection and is not to be touched. After the Italians leave in a huff, Tom informs Leo that he should give up Bernie. Tom and Leo are both involved with Verna (Marcia Gay Harden), Bernie's sister. After a failed hit on Leo starts a full-scale mob war, Tom reveals to Leo the truth about his relationship with Verna. This leads to a falling-out between the pair. Tom goes to work for Caspar, but in truth, he is still loyal to Leo. Tom figures out how to manipulate all of the situations so that Leo survives, but this may cost Tom his relationship with Verna. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi

  • Release date:February 15, 1991

Cast

Gabriel Byrne
as Tom Reagan
Albert Finney
as Leo
Marcia Gay Harden
as Verna
Jon Polito
as Johnny Caspar
John Turturro
as Bernie Bernbaum
J.E. Freeman
as Eddie Dane
Donna Isaacson
John Lyons
Mike Starr
as Frankie
Al Mancini
as Tic-Tac
Richard Woods
as Mayor Dale Levander
Thomas Toner
as O'Doole
Steve Buscemi
as Mink
Mario Todisco
as Clarence "Drop" Johnson
Olek Krupa
as Tad
Michael Jeter
as Adolph
Lanny Flaherty
as Terry
Jeanette Kontomitras
as Mrs. Caspar
John "Spud" McConnell
as Brian, a Cop
Danny Aiello III
as Delahanty, a Cop
Helen Jolly
as Screaming Lady
Hilda McLean
as Landlady
Don Picard
as Gunmen in Leo's House
Kevin Dearie
as Street Urchin
Michael Badalucco
as Caspar's Driver
Charles Ferrara
as Caspar's Butler
Esteban Fernandez
as Caspar's Cousin
Charles Gunning
as Hitman at Verna's
Dave Drinkx
as Hitman No. 2
David Darlow
as Lazarre's Messenger
Carl Rooney
as Lazarre's Toughs
Jack David Harris
as Man with Pipe Bomb
Jery Hewitt
as Son of Erin
Zolly Levin
as Rabbi
Joey Ancona
as Boxer
Bill Raye
as Boxer
William Preston Robertson
Frances McDormand
Michael Jeter
as Adolph
Steve Buscemi
as Mink
Mike Starr
as Frankie
Bill Raye
as Boxer
Zolly Levin
as Rabbi
Olek Krupa
as Tad
Thomas Toner
as O'Doole
Joey Ancona
as Boxer
Kevin Dearie
as Street Urchin
Lanny Flaherty
as Terry
Mario Todisco
as Clarence "Drop" Johnson
Jery Hewitt
as Son of Erin
Jeanette Kontomitras
as Mrs. Caspar
Hilda McLean
as Landlady
Helen Jolly
as Screaming Lady
Esteban Fernandez
as Caspar's Cousin
Don Picard
as Gunmen in Leo's House
Carl Rooney
as Lazarre's Toughs
Charles Ferrara
as Caspar's Butler
Dave Drinkx
as Hitman No. 2
Charles Gunning
as Hitman at Verna's
Jack David Harris
as Man with Pipe Bomb
Michael Badalucco
as Caspar's Driver
John "Spud" McConnell
as Brian, a Cop
David Darlow
as Lazarre's Messenger
Al Mancini
as Tic-Tac
Danny Aiello III
as Delahanty, a Cop
Richard Woods
as Mayor Dale Levander

Crew

Joel Coen
Director
Graham Place
Producer
Ethan Coen
Producer
Ben Barenholtz
Producer
Ethan Coen
Screenwriter
Joel Coen
Screenwriter
Barry Sonnenfeld
Cinematographer
Allan Byer
Musical Direction/Supervision
Carter Burwell
Composer (Music Score)
Rudy Vallee
Songwriter
Sid Robin
Songwriter
Sonny Burke
Featured Music
Leo Wood
Songwriter
Ray Noble
Featured Music
Reg Connelly
Songwriter
Michael R. Miller
Editor
Dennis Gassner
Production Designer
Leslie McDonald
Art Director
Mark Silverman
Co-producer
Ben Barenholtz
Executive Producer
Richard Hornung
Costume Designer
Jery Hewitt
Stunts
Graham Place
Line Producer
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