Crying Freeman


1h 41m 1995

Brief Synopsis

Story of an invincible assassin who is a reluctant Freeman - a tong enforcer - who does his job out of duty not desire. When his murder of three yakuza is witnessed by a reclusive painter, a woman who was orphaned after her father was assassinated by gangsters, the Freeman opts not to kill his only

Film Details

Release Date
1995
Production Company
Cinema Research Corporation; Davis Films; Oz Company (Japan); Toei Video Company
Distribution Company
Guild Films Distribution; Metropolitan Filmexport; RCV Distribution
Location
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 41m

Synopsis

Story of an invincible assassin who is a reluctant Freeman - a tong enforcer - who does his job out of duty not desire. When his murder of three yakuza is witnessed by a reclusive painter, a woman who was orphaned after her father was assassinated by gangsters, the Freeman opts not to kill his only witness. Eventually, however, he receives orders to eliminate her.

Crew

Scott Ateah

Stunt Director

Po-ping Auyeung

Casting

Toni Burroughs-rutter

Costume Designer

Thomas Burstyn

Director Of Photography

Thierry Cazals

Screenwriter

Kelly Cole

Recordist

Jacqueline Cristianini

Sound Supervisor

Rosalina Da Silva

Makeup Design

Thomas Fillingham

Camera Operator

Robert Frederick

Co-Producer

Christophe Gans

Screenwriter

Christophe Gans

Fight Choreographer

Samuel Hadida

Producer

Victor Hadida

Executive Producer

Douglas Higgins

Production Designer

Takashige Ichise

Executive Producer

Ryoichi Ikegami

From Comic Book ("Crying Freeman")

Gregory Jackson

Location Manager

Marianne Kaplan

Set Decorator

Kazuo Koike

From Comic Book ("Crying Freeman")

Aki Komie

Co-Producer

Thomas Lockart

Other

Kandace Loewen

Hair Stylist

Helen Macomb

Production Coordinator

Alex Mcdowell

Production Designer

Bill Mellow

Other

Rick Montgomery

Casting

Irving Mulch

Sound Design

Patricia Murray-morgan

Makeup Artist

Cristopher Nelson

Prosthetic Makeup Effects

Patrick O'heran

Music Composer

Randal Platt

Camera Operator

Rex Raglan

Art Director

Benjamin Rosenberg

1st Assistant Director

Christopher Roth

Post-Production Supervisor

Christopher Roth

Post-Production Supervisor

Christopher Roth

Editor

Christopher Roth

Editor

Dave Rowell

Production Manager

Jeff Rubenstein

Location Manager Insert Unit (Los Angeles)

Thierry Segur

Visual Concepts

Thierry Segur

Storyboards

Debi Weldon

Costume Supervisor

Michele White

Associate Producer

Michele White

Production Coordinator

David Wu

Editor

Rob Young

Sound Mixer

Rob Young

Sound

Brian Yuzna

Producer

Film Details

Release Date
1995
Production Company
Cinema Research Corporation; Davis Films; Oz Company (Japan); Toei Video Company
Distribution Company
Guild Films Distribution; Metropolitan Filmexport; RCV Distribution
Location
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 41m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States May 1995

Released in United States September 1995

Released in United States Winter January 1, 1995

Shown at Cannes Film Festival (market) May 17-28, 1995.

Shown at Toronto International Film Festival September 7-16, 1995.

2nd unit photography took place for approximately two weeks after the wrap of principal.

Feature film directorial debut for French critic Christophe Gans.

Began shooting October 12, 1994.

Completed shooting November 25, 1994.

Released in United States Winter January 1, 1995

Released in United States May 1995 (Shown at Cannes Film Festival (market) May 17-28, 1995.)

Released in United States September 1995 (Shown at Toronto International Film Festival September 7-16, 1995.)