Matchstick Men


1h 56m 2003

Brief Synopsis

Meet Roy and Frank, a couple of professional small-time con artists. What Roy, a veteran of the grift, and Frank, his ambitious protégé, are swindling these days are "water filtration systems," bargain-basement water filters bought by unsuspecting people who pay ten times their value in order to win

Film Details

Also Known As
Match Stick
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2003
Distribution Company
WARNER BROS. PICTURES DISTRIBUTION (WBPD)
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 56m

Synopsis

Meet Roy and Frank, a couple of professional small-time con artists. What Roy, a veteran of the grift, and Frank, his ambitious protégé, are swindling these days are "water filtration systems," bargain-basement water filters bought by unsuspecting people who pay ten times their value in order to win bogus prizes like cars, jewelry and overseas vacations--which they never collect. These scams net the flim-flam men a few hundred here, another thousand there, which eventually adds up to a lucrative partnership. Roy's private life, however, is not so successful. An obsessive-compulsive agoraphobe with no personal relationships to call his own, Roy is barely hanging on to his wits, and when his idiosyncrasies begin to threaten his criminal productivity he's forced to seek the help of a psychoanalyst just to keep him in working order. While Roy is looking for a quick fix, his therapy begets more than he bargained for: the revelation that he has a teenage daughter--a child whose existence he suspected but never dared confirm. What's more troubling, 14-year-old Angela wants to meet the father she never knew. At first, Angela's appearance disrupts her neurotic father's carefully ordered routine. Soon, however, with his own unique spin on parenthood, Roy begins to enjoy a relationship he never dreamed of having with his daughter. But while he develops paternal feelings for the 14-year-old, she's developing a fascination with Daddy's questionable career.

Crew

Rob Abbey

Video Playback

Mary Albee

Stunts

Maura Alvarez

Rotoscope Animator

Mike Anderson

Sound

Slamm Andrews

Score Recording

Slamm Andrews

Music Scoring Mixer

Cheryl Andryco

Production Assistant

Ramy Antoun

Song

Chuck Askerneese

Property Master

Christopher Assells

Sound Effects Editor

Sean Bailey

Producer

Karen M. Baker

Supervising Sound Editor

Stuart Barter

Consultant

Steve Battaglia

Assistant Director

Tommy Bernard

Production Assistant

Sheryl Blum

Hair Stylist

Hans Bradtke

Song

Martin Bresin

Special Effects Coordinator

Jean Broussole

Song

Stephen Bures

Assistant

Anthony Capello

Assistant Camera

Jeff Case

Key Grip

Chris Castaldi

Production Assistant

Matthew B. Chamberlin

Production Assistant

Kelsey Clark

Assistant

Al Clay

Music Scoring Mixer

Al Clay

Score Recording

Scott Cler

Production Secretary

Ervan Coleman

Song

Jimmy Crawford

Chief Lighting Technician

Douglas Crosby

Stunts

Lorraine Crossman

Wardrobe

John Cucci

Foley Artist

Bobby Darin

Song Performer

Max Bradado Darman

Music Conductor

Tarra Day

Makeup

Sebastian De Yradier

Song

Lisa Deaner

Digital Effects Artist

Dave Deever

Video Playback

Tony Desanto

Video Playback

Dino Dimuro

Sound Effects Editor

Sacha Distel

Song

Alberto Dominguez

Song

James Dooley

Music Engineer

James Dooley

Music Arranger

Dody Dorn

Editor

Dody Dorn

Music Supervisor

Lamont Dozier

Song

Mitch Dubin

Camera Operator

Sheena Duggal

Visual Effects Supervisor

Francois Duhamel

Photography

Gary Dunham

Assistant Camera

Lisa Durso

Production Assistant

Giannina Facio

Coproducer

Percy Faith

Song

Bryan Ferry

Song

Tom Foden

Production Designer

George Formby

Song Performer

Bruce L. Fowler

Song

Bruce L. Fowler

Music Conductor

Bruce L. Fowler

Original Music

Milt Gabler

Song

Carlos M Gallardo

Dolly Grip

Eric Garcia

Source Material

Noel Gay

Song

Marvin Gaye

Song Performer

Mickey Giacomazzi

Stunts

Tom Greene

Dolly Grip

Adrienne Greshock

Production Assistant

Nick Griffin

Screenplay

Ted Griffin

Producer

Ted Griffin

Screenplay

Per Hallberg

Supervising Sound Editor

Jack Hayes

Assistant

Lee Hazelwood

Song

Dan Hegeman

Sound Effects Editor

Mo Henry

Negative Cutter

K.c. Hodenfield

Assistant Director

Chris Hogan

Dialogue Editor

Brian Holland

Song

Eddie Holland

Song

Craig Jaeger

Foley Editor

Chris Jargo

Adr Editor

Daniel R. Jennings

Assistant Art Director

Valerie Johnson

Production Assistant

Brigit Jones

Wardrobe

Kristen Frances Jones

Dresser

Tom Jordan

Assistant Camera

Bert Kaempfert

Song

Robert Kaiser

Color Timer

Michael Kaplan

Costume Designer

Jerry Keller

Song

Teresa Kelly

Post-Production Supervisor

James J Keys

Rigging Gaffer

Adam H Khalid

Art Department Coordinator

Jannette Kim

Production Assistant

Scott Kinder

Chief Lighting Technician

Susan Kornfeld

Rotoscope Animator

Susan Kornfeld

Background Painter

Sol Lake

Song

Kevin Larosa

Helicopter Pilot

Albert Lasry

Song

Adria Later

Instructor

Jack Lawrence

Song

Paige Lewis

Song

Brock Little

Stunts

Anna Mackenzie

Adr Editor

Douglas E Madison

Assistant Property Master

Douglas T Madison

Property Master

Michael Manson

Art Director

Annunzio Mantovani

Song

Johnny Martinez

Song Performer

Johnny Martinez

Song

Mary Mastro

Hair Stylist

John Mathieson

Director Of Photography

Linda Matthews

Costume Supervisor

Andrea Maxwell

Visual Effects Editor

Henry Mayer

Song

Bain Mceldowney

Production Assistant

Steven Meizler

Assistant Camera

Johnny Mercer

Song

Ralph Merzbach

Video Playback

Nicholas Mestrendrea

Craft Service

Michael Minkler

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Margaret A Mitchell

Production Accountant

Bryce Moore

Assistant Property Master

Philip D. Morrill

Assistant Sound Editor

Clever Trevor Morris

Consultant

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Music

Melissa Muik

Consultant

Mario Nascimbene

Music Conductor

Mario Nascimbene

Music Composer

Tony R. Negrete

Assistant Sound Editor

Myron Nettinga

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Reginald Newkirk

Assistant Camera

Wayne Newton

Song Performer

M Michele Nishikawa

Production Coordinator

Nancy Nye

Set Decorator

Cybele O'brien

Assistant Editor

Dan O'connell

Foley Artist

Carrick O'quinn

Stunts

Kathryn Oden

Assistant

Jeff Okabayashi

Assistant Director

Lee Orloff

Sound Mixer

Ethan Ormsby

Digital Effects Artist

Noon Orsatti

Stunts

Jose Padilla

Song

Terry Painovich

Craft Service

Jennifer Parsons

Production Assistant

Thomas A Payne

Boom Operator

Denney Pierce

Stunts

Lew Pollack

Song

Janice Polley

Location Manager

Bill Pollock

Best Boy Grip

Pablo Prietto

Assistant Editor

Erno Rapee

Song

Jack Rapke

Producer

Jessica Rapke

Production Assistant

Jack Reardon

Song

David Rice

Song

Mike Riportella

Transportation Captain

R J Ritchie

Song

Kid Rock

Song Performer

William V Ryder

Set Designer

Chanel Salzer

Assistant Location Manager

Jessica Samuelson

Assistant Property Master

Roy Savoy

Special Effects

Charles J.d. Schlissel

Coproducer

Brett Schreckengost

Production Assistant

Kurt Schwabach

Song

Adam P Scott

Associate Editor

Ridley Scott

Producer

Matthew Shafer

Song

Leigh Shanta

Unit Production Manager

Gloria Shayne

Song

Jay Sheehan

Production Assistant

Jordan Sheehan

Assistant

Neville Shulman

Advisor

Andy Shuttleworth

Camera Operator

Margaret Sigel

Assistant

Spike Silver

Stunts

Frank Sinatra

Song Performer

David A Smith

Cg Supervisor

Heather Smith

Assistant

Del Spiva

Music Editor

Steve Starkey

Producer

Peter Staubli

Dialogue Editor

Marc Streitenfeld

Music Supervisor

Marc Streitenfeld

Music Editor

Ryan Suffern

Production Assistant

Marty Taylor

Digital Effects Artist

Terri R. Taylor

Casting Associate

Kirk Tedeski

Video

Ledia Telo

Production Accountant

Cari Thomas

Visual Effects Producer

Deborah Travis

Wardrobe

John A Travis

Song

Carmen Trejo

Production Assistant

Charles Trenet

Song

Michael Trisler

Stunts

Film Details

Also Known As
Match Stick
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2003
Distribution Company
WARNER BROS. PICTURES DISTRIBUTION (WBPD)
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 56m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States 2003

Released in United States Fall September 12, 2003

Released in United States on Video February 24, 2004

Released in United States September 2003

Shown at Toronto International Film Festival September 4-13, 2003.

Shown at Venice International Film Festival (out of competition) August 27-September 6, 2003.

Based on the novel "Matchstick Men" by Eric Garcia; published by Villard December 3, 2002.

FujiFilm

Kodak

Released in United States 2003 (Shown at Venice International Film Festival (out of competition) August 27-September 6, 2003.)

Released in United States on Video February 24, 2004

Released in United States September 2003 (Shown at Toronto International Film Festival September 4-13, 2003.)

Released in United States Fall September 12, 2003