Mr. Payback


20m 1995

Brief Synopsis

Spoof about a man who takes action against some people that are annoying him. Audience determines what brand of justice the hero will mete out to offending villains.

Film Details

Release Date
1995
Production Company
Kent Hamilton
Distribution Company
INTERFILM
Location
New York City, New York, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
20m

Synopsis

Spoof about a man who takes action against some people that are annoying him. Audience determines what brand of justice the hero will mete out to offending villains.

Crew

Dena Allen

Other

Gregory Alpert

Production

Elliot Z Anders

Sound Effects Editor

Joseph Arnold

On-Set Dresser

Eric Aronesty

Other

Stephanie Axe

Production Assistant

Jim Baldree

Sound Effects Editor

Martin Behrens

Other

Tim Belcher

Post-Production Coordinator

Bruce Rand Berman

Production Coordinator

Benjamin Betts

Other

Diane Blackman

Other

Donny Blank

Sound Effects Editor

Jim Bloom

Thanks

Richard Bode

Other

Carla Bowen

Production Assistant

Jeff Boydston

Sound Effects Editor

Charles Braverman

Other

Michele Bravo

Animal Wrangler

Gregory Bridges

Grip

Joe Broderick

Steadicam Operator

Virginia Burton

Costumes

Albert Caballero

Production Assistant

Hamilton Camp Jr.

Props Assistant

Marco Campos

Construction Coordinator

Mitchell Cannold

Other

Elizabeth Carr

Assistant

Gina Chapa

Costumes

Marc Chiat

Thanks

Michael Childers

Props

George Clayton

Driver

Steven Cohen

Thanks

Paul Conte

Graphics

Gary Coppola

Audio

Mark Cross

Rerecording Assistant

Charlie Croughwell

Stunt Coordinator

Anita Cukurs

Graphics

Kirkland Davis

Swing Gang

Martin Delia

Driver

Russ Delia

Transportation Coordinator

Robert E Denne

Other

Todd Devane

On-Set Dresser

Robert Douglas

Visual Effects

Donald Elliott

Special Effects

Bill Essling

Grip

Ken Estes

Video Playback

John Farrand

Thanks

Francoise Fasan

Other

Mark Fertonanai

Props

Eric Fierstein

Location Scout

Larry Finch

Visual Effects

Mark Franco

Executive Producer

Julius Friede

Color

Elisabeth Fry

Makeup Artist

Frank A Fuller

Sound Design

Bob Gale

Screenplay

Lee Gamel

Adr Mixer

Robert Gillam

Production Assistant

Joseph Giorgianni

Props

Andrew Golov

Associate Producer

Don Gooch

Sound Effects Editor

James Graham

Production Supervisor

Charlotte Grau

Color

Dave Hallinan

Assistant Director

Kent Hamilton

Production Insurance

Cameron Hamza

Sound Mixer

Sean T Hannan

Dolly Grip

Tom Hardisty

Adr Mixer

Luellyn Harper Thomas

Costume Designer

Brad Heiner

Key Grip

Mats Holmberg

Props

Bryce Holtshousen

On-Set Dresser

Bess Hooper

Foley Artist

Richard Hopper

Gaffer

Joanna Hoyle-davis

Costume Supervisor

Ken Hunter

Consultant

Steve Irwin

Video Playback

Frank Jacobellis

Electrician

Maureen Jacobsen

Medic

Lonnie Johnson

Medic

J. Stanley Johnston

Associate Producer

J. Stanley Johnston

Sound Editor

J. Stanley Johnston

Sound Mixer

William Johnston

Audio

Kyle Johnstone

On-Set Dresser

James P Jones

Driver

Lisa Jones

Photography

Thomas Kearney

Sound Editing

Holly Keenan

Coproducer

Ian Kelly

Editor

Steve Kessler

Thanks

Heidi Kindberg

Assistant Production Coordinator

Jack Kindberg

Thanks

Fred King

Production Assistant

Greg Konblett

Boom Operator

Gary B Krakoff

Props

Gary A Krakoff

Art Director

Jeffrey M Landis

Driver

Michael Lantieri

Special Effects

Jack Laspada

Production

Gerry Lentz

Sound Mixer

Kate Lewis

Script Supervisor

Timothy Lonsdale

Unit Production Manager

Timothy Lonsdale

Assistant Director

Richard Ludt

Grip

David Maahs

Electrician

Michael Maahs

Electrician

Steve Macmillan

Swing Gang

Denis Maloney

Director Of Photography

Denis Maloney

Camera Operator

Richard Ivan Mann

Visual Effects

Bruce Margolis

Consultant

Larry Markart

Video Playback

Kim Markegard

Other

Cheryl Ann Markowitz

Hair Stylist

Gary Martin

Thanks

Cuauhtemoc Martinez

Camera Assistant

Hal Masonberg

Swing Gang

Colin Mayo

Electrician

Michael R Mcentyre

Driver

Zane Mckarem

Driver

Margie Stone Mcshirley

Production Designer

Keith Miceli

Video Playback

Michael Mikita

Other

Craig Monroe

Assistant Editor

Robin Nixon

Property Master

Dan Ossello

Special Effects

Stephen C Page

Props

Lori Paul

Animal Wrangler

Butch Pierson

Assistant Camera Operator

Paul Pietsch

Swing Gang

Ira Porctor

Swing Gang

Alan Porzio

Sound Effects Editor

Tanya Mcginnis Potvin

Audio

Reginald Powell

Gaffer

Craig Price

Visual Effects

Chip Raches

Assistant Property Master

Phil Radin

Thanks

Timothy Reidt

Props

Terry Reiff

Music Editor

Peter Remmers

Art Director

Pamela Rodi

Other

Marc Salter

Best Boy

Jim Samson

Set Decorator

Jeremiah Samuels

Producer

Philip A Schwartz

Driver

Melissa Sewell

Editor

Gregory Shummon

Best Boy Electric

Arnie Shupac

Thanks

Peter Siciliano

Foley Mixer

Sandy Siltmooka

Office Assistant

Mike Simpson

Adr

Andrew M Somers

Sound Effects Editor

Dale Sprawls

Grip

Scott Sproule

Stunts

Celia Starr

Video Playback

Edward Steidele

Foley Artist

Peter Sternlicht

Visual Effects

Stanzi Stokes

Casting

Doug Stoll

Consultant

Steve Stucher

Wrangler

Brian Sullivan

Sound Editing

Michael Tavera

Music

Vivian Taylor

Casting

David Terry

Dolly Grip

Scott Timmons

Grip

Greg Tippie

Special Effects Foreman

John Tostado

Animator

Mark Trapenberg

Swing Gang

Kristen Valenti

Production Associate

Winston Van Bultenen

Other

Jogn Van De Vort

Other

Anselmo Vargas

Electrician

Michael Vejar

Assistant Camera Operator

Brian Walsh

Swing Gang

Barbara Wansbrough

Swing Gang

Richard Weingart

Adr

Lawrence Wendelken

Sound Effects Editor

Julie C Whalley

Assistant Editor

Dona Harter Williams

Production Accountant

Armand Williamson

Electrician

Film Details

Release Date
1995
Production Company
Kent Hamilton
Distribution Company
INTERFILM
Location
New York City, New York, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
20m

Articles

Wendie Jo Sperber (1958-2005)


Wendie Jo Sperber, the zany comic actress who had appeared on several movies and sitcoms since the late '70s, died on November 29 of breast cancer at her Sherman Oaks home. She was 47.

Born on September 18, 1958 in Hollywood, California, Sperber made an impression from the beginning when, at just 19 years of age, she was cast as Rosie Petrofsky, the hyperactive, dreamy-eyed Beatle fan who will stop at nothing to see them on their Ed Sullivan debut in the charming Robert Zemeckis' period comedy I Wanna Hold Your Hand (1978). The film was a surprise smash in the Spring of '78, and she proved that her comic chops were no fluke when Stephen Spielberg cast her as a lovestruck teenager in his overblown spectacle 1941 (1979); and as a naive car buyer in Zemeckis' funny Kurt Russell outing Used Cars (1980).

As hilarious as she was in those films, Sperber earned her pop culture stripes when she played Amy Cassidy in the cult comedy series Bosom Buddies (1980-82). This strange sitcom, about two pals (Tom Hanks and Peter Scolari), who dressed in drag so they could live in an all-girls residential hotel might have had a flimsy premise - but the actors played it to the hilt. Hanks and Scolari were fine, but Sperber stole the series with her incredible physical display of pratfalls, comic sprints, splits and facial mugging. Indeed, here was one comedic performer who was not afraid to go all out for a laugh. Even after the cancellation of the show, Sperber continued to work in comedies throughout the decade: Bachelor Party (1984), Moving Violations, and in Back to the Future (both 1985).

Tragically, Sperber's career was halted in 1997 when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. After a brief remission, she played a cancer survivor in a final season episode of Murphy Brown (1997-98). The warm reception she received from her appearance influenced her decision to become an active campaigner for cancer awareness and fundraising. The culmination of her humanitarian efforts resulted in 2001, when she founded weSPARK Cancer Support Center in Sherman Oaks, a nonprofit center that provides free emotional support, research information and social activities for cancer victims and their families. Despite her altruistic causes, Sperber still found time in recent years to make guest appearances on such hit television shows like Will & Grace and 8 Simple Rules...for Dating My Teenage Daughter. She is survived by a son, Preston; a daughter, Pearl; parents, Charlene and Burt; sisters, Ellice and Michelle; and a brother, Richard.

by Michael T. Toole
Wendie Jo Sperber (1958-2005)

Wendie Jo Sperber (1958-2005)

Wendie Jo Sperber, the zany comic actress who had appeared on several movies and sitcoms since the late '70s, died on November 29 of breast cancer at her Sherman Oaks home. She was 47. Born on September 18, 1958 in Hollywood, California, Sperber made an impression from the beginning when, at just 19 years of age, she was cast as Rosie Petrofsky, the hyperactive, dreamy-eyed Beatle fan who will stop at nothing to see them on their Ed Sullivan debut in the charming Robert Zemeckis' period comedy I Wanna Hold Your Hand (1978). The film was a surprise smash in the Spring of '78, and she proved that her comic chops were no fluke when Stephen Spielberg cast her as a lovestruck teenager in his overblown spectacle 1941 (1979); and as a naive car buyer in Zemeckis' funny Kurt Russell outing Used Cars (1980). As hilarious as she was in those films, Sperber earned her pop culture stripes when she played Amy Cassidy in the cult comedy series Bosom Buddies (1980-82). This strange sitcom, about two pals (Tom Hanks and Peter Scolari), who dressed in drag so they could live in an all-girls residential hotel might have had a flimsy premise - but the actors played it to the hilt. Hanks and Scolari were fine, but Sperber stole the series with her incredible physical display of pratfalls, comic sprints, splits and facial mugging. Indeed, here was one comedic performer who was not afraid to go all out for a laugh. Even after the cancellation of the show, Sperber continued to work in comedies throughout the decade: Bachelor Party (1984), Moving Violations, and in Back to the Future (both 1985). Tragically, Sperber's career was halted in 1997 when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. After a brief remission, she played a cancer survivor in a final season episode of Murphy Brown (1997-98). The warm reception she received from her appearance influenced her decision to become an active campaigner for cancer awareness and fundraising. The culmination of her humanitarian efforts resulted in 2001, when she founded weSPARK Cancer Support Center in Sherman Oaks, a nonprofit center that provides free emotional support, research information and social activities for cancer victims and their families. Despite her altruistic causes, Sperber still found time in recent years to make guest appearances on such hit television shows like Will & Grace and 8 Simple Rules...for Dating My Teenage Daughter. She is survived by a son, Preston; a daughter, Pearl; parents, Charlene and Burt; sisters, Ellice and Michelle; and a brother, Richard. by Michael T. Toole

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Released in United States Winter February 17, 1995

This "cinematic game" combines characteristics of traditional motion pictures with video game elements. Audience members will be able to choose how the plot develops by using a "pistol grip" with illuminated selector buttons, located in each theatre seat.

This project is the first of a two-picture production deal between Interfilm and Sony New Technologies.

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Released in United States Winter February 17, 1995