Safe Men


1h 39m 1998

Brief Synopsis

A tale about two tremendously untalented singers who, in a classic case of mistaken identity, are believed to be the best safe crackers in Providence, Rhode Island. Thought to be criminals, the pair are drawn to the not-so-nefarious netherworld of the city's Jewish mafia, a "mob" that seems to consi

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
1998
Distribution Company
October Films
Location
Staten Island, New York, USA; New York City, New York, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 39m

Synopsis

A tale about two tremendously untalented singers who, in a classic case of mistaken identity, are believed to be the best safe crackers in Providence, Rhode Island. Thought to be criminals, the pair are drawn to the not-so-nefarious netherworld of the city's Jewish mafia, a "mob" that seems to consist of two men, Big Fat Bernie Gayle and his rival Good Stuff Leo. Wrongly pegged as the master safe crackers by Bernie's henchmen, Veal Chop, Sam and Eddie are somewhat unsuspecting of the complex nature of the work ahead of them. Pressed into service by Bernie, who forces them to perform a series of heists for which they are woefully unprepared, the duo find themselves running interference with actual safe crackers Mitchell and Frank and taking both credit and blame for the latter pair's brilliantly executed break-ins.

Crew

Peter Abraham

Steadicam Operator

Anna Abrahams

Production Associate

John Alagna

Other

Jeffrey Allen

Music

Stephen Altobello

Foley Recordist

Coll Anderson

Sound Mixer

Joe Arcidiacono

Camera Operator

Halina Avery

Other

Michael Barret

Director Of Photography

Michael Barret

Dp/Cinematographer

Peter Beckett

Song

Ellen Bronfman

Producer

Johnny Caruso

Music Editor

Michael Casper

Rerecording

Dan Castelli

Visual Effects

John Chamberlain

Location Manager

Dave Clark

Song

James S Clauer

Set Decorator

Jeffrey Clifford

Producer

George Clinton Jr.

Song

Jonathan Cohen

Producer

Steve Cooper

Song

John Charles Crowley

Song

John Cucci

Foley Mixer

Rita Dasilva

Hair

Clive Davis

Song

Jennifer Diamond

Other

Matt Dike

Song

Doreen A Dixon

Post-Production Supervisor

Chris Doogan

Scenic Artist

Thomas Drescher

Music Editor

David W Dubois

Consultant

Andrew Edelman

Sound Mixer

Roy Farfel

Stunts

Dino Fekaris

Song

Kathleen Flynn

Other

David Foster

Song

Anthony Gasparro

Production Designer

Thomas Grant

Assistant Director

Al Green

Song

Al Green

Song Performer

John Hamburg

Screenplay

Bret Hammen

Art Department

Ernie Harris

Song

Andrew Hauptman

Producer

Ted Hawkins

Song

Ted Hawkins

Song Performer

Beth Henderson

Foley Artist

Kristin Hondros

Production Coordinator

William Hooper

Foley Editor

O'kelley Isley

Song

Ronald Isley

Song

Rudolph Isley

Song

Al Jackson

Song

Booker T. Jones

Song

Jeffrey Kaplan

Titles

Ondine Karady

Art Director

Ann Karlin

Music Supervisor

John Katovsich

Music Coordinator

Avy Kaufman

Casting

Chaka Khan

Song

B. B. King

Song Performer

B. B. King

Song

Jeanette King-segnini

Audio

Mark Knopfler

Song

Eva M. Kolodner

Line Producer

Rain Kramer

Associate Producer

Jerry Krenach

Music

Andy Kris

Adr

Michelle Kuznetsky

Music Supervisor

Glen A Larson

Song

Richard Le Grand

Sound Editor

Daniel Leahy

Rerecording

Julie Lichter

Casting Associate

Cheryl Lynn

Song Performer

Cheryl Lynn

Song

Teresa Macdonell

Other

Jennifer Marquette

Other

Juan Carlos Martinez

Supervising Sound Editor

Vincent Mazeau

Art Director

Robert Mcnabb

Sound Effects Editor

Peter Nashel

Music Producer

Nathaniel Nathan

Song

Dan O'connell

Foley Artist

David Paich

Song

Kyra Panchenko

Hair

Alan Parsons

Song

Dave Paterson

Foley Editor

John Patterson

Other

Frederick Perren

Song

Nicole Petitpierre

Continuity

Julian Petrillo

Assistant Director

Stu Phillips

Song

Brian Jude Piatkowski

Assistant Director

Suzanne Pillsbury

Editor

Mary Ellen Porto

Sound Editor

Mary Ramos

Music Supervisor

Adam Raymont

Scenic Artist

Paul Riggio

Other

Micheal Ross

Song

Katie Roumel

Production Manager

Rose Royce

Song Performer

Rufus

Song

Graham Russel

Song

Larry Saltzman

Music

Robert Sapolsky

Other

Randall Scarlatta

Other

Theodore Shapiro

Music

Manny Siverio

Stunt Coordinator

Lauren Skuce

Other

Scott Smith

Editor

Harry Snodgrass

Sound Designer

Reilly Steele

Rerecording

Catherine Thomas

Costume Designer

John Tyson

Assistant Director

Julian Verdiere

Art Director

Norman Whitfield

Song

Little Stevie Wonder

Song

Eric Woolfson

Song

Chad Yarbrough

Other

Rob York

Assistant Director

Robert York

Assistant Director

Marvin Young

Song

Michael Young

Song Performer

Michael Zegarski

Other

Arianna Zuckerman

Other

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
1998
Distribution Company
October Films
Location
Staten Island, New York, USA; New York City, New York, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 39m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States 1998

Released in United States January 1998

Released in United States June 1998

Released in United States on Video March 23, 1999

Released in United States September 1998

Released in United States Summer August 7, 1998

Shown at Deauville Festival of American Film (Panorama) September 4-13, 1998.

Shown at Montreal World Film Festival August 27 - September 7, 1998.

Shown at Nantucket Film Festival (in competition) in Nantucket Island, Massachusetts June 16-21, 1998.

Feature directorial debut for John Hamburg.

Began shooting May 12, 1997.

Completed shooting June 14, 1997.

Released in United States 1998 (Shown at Montreal World Film Festival August 27 - September 7, 1998.)

Released in United States January 1998 (Shown at Sundance Film Festival (Midnight) in Park City, Utah January 15-25, 1998.)

Released in United States on Video March 23, 1999

Released in United States June 1998 (Shown at Nantucket Film Festival (in competition) in Nantucket Island, Massachusetts June 16-21, 1998.)

Released in United States Summer August 7, 1998

Released in United States September 1998 (Shown at Deauville Festival of American Film (Panorama) September 4-13, 1998.)