Killing Them Softly


1h 37m 2012

Brief Synopsis

A longtime hanger-on in the wise guy world, Johnny Amato has come up with a slick plan to roll a mob-protected card game. To complete the actual theft, Johnny turns to Frankie, a jittery young crook who is fresh out of jail and flat broke, and Russell, a gleefully seedy Australian junkie whose lates

Film Details

Also Known As
Cogan - Killing Them Softly, Cogan - La mort en douce, Cogan's Trade, Kazino apiple?imas, Kazino aplaupi?ana, Kibarca Öldürmek, La mort en douce, Mata-os Suavemente, Mátalos suavemente, O Homem da Máfia, Ubij jih ne?no, Zabic, jak to latwo powiedziec, mort en douce
MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Adaptation
Comedy
Crime
Drama
Thriller
Release Date
2012
Production Company
1984 Private Defense Contractors ; Annapurna Pictures ; C-Span ; CNN ; Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment, Inc. ; Chockstone Pictures ; Cineworks Digital Studios, Inc. ; Cmm Entertainment ; Cogans Film Holdings, Llc ; Deluxe Entertainment Services Group ; Efilm ; Film Finances, Inc. ; Global Tactical Services ; Inferno Entertainment ; Inferno Entertainment ; Location Gourmet, Inc. ; Metropolitan Films ; Panavision, Ltd. ; Paskal Lighting ; Pivotal Post ; Plan B Entertainment ; Rhino Grip ; Rpm Casting ; Scarlet Letters ; Stone Management, Inc. ; Wildfire Lighting And Visual Effects ; Wildfire Sonic Magic
Distribution Company
ALLIANCE ATLANTIS VIVAFILM/ALLIANCE FILMS/THE WEINSTEIN COMPANY; Alfa Films ; Alliance Atlantis Vivafilm ; Alliance Atlantis Vivafilm ; Alliance Films ; Alliance Films ; Anchor Bay Entertainment ; Ascot Elite Entertainment Group ; Blitz-Cine Star ; Cathay Film Organization ; Central Film Verleih Gmbh ; Chantier Films ; DeAPlaneta ; Dutch Filmworks ; Eagle Pictures ; Empire ; Entertainment Film Distributors, Ltd. ; Entertainment One ; Entertainment One ; Eone ; Future Film, Ltd. (Finland) ; Garsu Pasaulio Irasai (GPI) ; Gussi Films ; Hoyts Distribution ; Imagem Filmes ; Inferno Entertainment ; Italian International Film Srl Production ; Kinepolis Film Distribution ; MediaPro Pictures ; Metropolitan Filmexport ; Monolith Films Sp. Z O.O. ; Myndform ; Noble Entertainment (Sweden) ; Norsk Filmdistribusjon ; Pro Film & Video Distribution Ltd ; The Weinstein Company ; ThimFilm ; United International Pictures ; Universal Pictures International ; Wild Bunch Germany
Location
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 37m

Synopsis

A longtime hanger-on in the wise guy world, Johnny Amato has come up with a slick plan to roll a mob-protected card game. To complete the actual theft, Johnny turns to Frankie, a jittery young crook who is fresh out of jail and flat broke, and Russell, a gleefully seedy Australian junkie whose latest criminal enterprise involves dog theft. Presidential politics and America's financial crisis are all over the news, but it's little more than background noise to these three guys who are angling to make a quick score in a broken-down city. The conspirators feel assured of success, certain as they are that the mob's suspicions will immediately fall on the game's regular dealer, Markie Trattman. But only a fool believes in a foolproof plan. With more bluster than brains, Frankie and Russell manage to pull off the robbery and escape without being recognized. But while Frankie, Russell and Johnny are busy congratulating themselves, the mob is bringing in seasoned enforcer Jackie Cogan to investigate the heist and restore the status quo.

Crew

Alan Abrams

Legal Services

Rayshawn Addison

Driver

David L Adkison

Driver

Wade Allen

Stunt Coordinator

Alexander Anderson

Apprentice

Harold Arlen

Song

William Barillaro

Transportation Coordinator

Wade Barnett

Adr

Stanton Barrett

Stunt Performer

Nicole Barton

Production Executive

Louis Batsidis

Driver

Gary Baxley

Stunt Performer

Hunter Baxley

Stunt Performer

Adam Beard

Grip

Ashley Bearden

Production Coordinator

Erin Berson

Assistant

Jeff Bettis

Key Rigging Grip

Jesse Beverly

Driver

Scott Bivona

Greensman

Bret Michael Borgeson

Travel Coordinator

Theo Bott

Best Boy Electric

Zoe Bower

Facilities Supervisor

Janie Bradford

Song

Erin Brennan

Art Department

Ross Brodar

Assistant

Lew Brown

Song

Raphael Brown

Driver

Dominick Bruno

Armourer

Matthew Budman

Coproducer

Debra Burgess

Payroll Accountant

Marc Butan

Executive Producer

Ruth Caffery

Assistant Location Manager

Reggie Carroll

Driver

Johnny Cash

Song Performer

Johnny Cash

Song

Carlo Catalanotto

Driver

Bartou Chandler

Location Manager

Shaun Chappell

Post-Production Assistant

Kenneth Chauvin

On-Set Dresser

Petula Clark

Song Performer

Robyn A Cole

Apprentice

Dawn Cook

Driver

Meghan Cornay

Costumer

Larry Cottrill

Generator Operator

Charlie Coulter

Driver

Thomas Culpepper

Driver

Robert Darwell

Legal Services

Jeff Dash

Production Accountant

Lisa Dash

Post-Production Accountant

Holland Diaz

Stunt Performer

Brittney Diez

Set Production Assistant

Andrew Dominik

Screenplay

Mack Douglas

Driver

Andrey Drogobetski

Compositor

Casey Ducre

Apprentice

Gus Duron

Film Lab

Evan Eastham

Location Assistant

Cliff Edwards

Song Performer

Mary Francis Eglin

Script Supervisor

Megan Ellison

Executive Producer

Terrence Evans

Driver

Michael Ezell

Models

Anne Fader

Production Secretary

Gregory Faucett

Transportation Coordinator

John Fedynich

Production Supervisor

Bridget Fenlason

Costume Supervisor

Bridgette Fenlason

Costume Supervisor

Tara Fidler

Assistant Editor

Matt Flanders

Assistant

Brad Floyd

Chef

Jay Floyd

Rights & Clearances

Olivier Fontenay

Colorist

Rachel Fox

Music Supervisor

Kirk Francis

Sound Mixer

Greig Fraser

Director Of Photography

Greig Fraser

Other

Will French

Coproducer

Dan Furst

Video Assist/Playback

Toni G

Makeup

Adam Gaeta

Hair Stylist

Jeff Galpin

Stunt Performer

Vanessa Galvez

Project Manager

Dede Gardner

Producer

Bernadette J. Gonzales

Assistant Production Coordinator

Melinda Sue Gordon

Still Photographer

Berry Gordy

Song

Bill Grantham

Legal Counsel

Kyle Gray

Compositor

Daphne Guichard

Medic

Caleb Guillote

Art Department Coordinator

Ian Hanna

Dolly Grip

E. Y. Harburg

Song

Don Hardison

Legal Services

Regis Harrington

Stunt Performer

Barbara Harris

Adr Voice Casting

Mustafa Harris

Set Production Assistant

Robin Hatcher

Special Makeup Effects

Ray Henderson

Song

Ellen Heuer

Foley Artist

Edward Heyman

Song

George V Higgins

Source Material

Raion Y. Hill

Stunt Performer

Del Holt

Other

John Paul Horstmann

Editor

Heidi Howell

Costumer

Silas Hubbard

Chef

Donovan Hux

Transportation Captain

Elbert Irving

Visual Effects Coordinator

Rufus Isaacs

Legal Counsel

Robert C Jackson

Supervising Sound Editor

David Jennings

Driver

Andrew Johnson

Steadicam Operator

Bill Johnson

Executive Producer

Lawrence Johnson

Driver

Jason S Johnston

Boom Operator

Kim Ju

Accounting Assistant

Larron Julian

Loader

Douville Junot

Driver

Anthony G. Katagas

Producer

Anthony G. Katagas

Unit Production Manager

Brian A Kates

Editor

Gary Kelso

Best Boy

Jay Kemp

Gaffer

Samuel Kemp

Electrician

Nazia Khan

Assistant

Chris Kibler

Accounting Assistant

Sang Kim

Sound Editor

Jake King

Colorist

Tor Mcafee Kingdon

Foley Mixer

Stephen Kinigopoulos

Office Production Assistant

Heather Korman

Props Assistant

Kurt Kornemann

Key Grip

Iran Kuykendall

Set Production Assistant

Markus Lafargue

Driver

Tom Lamb

Compositor

Sidney Lambert

On-Set Dresser

Margaret Lancaster

Craft Service

John Landers

Craft Service

Alexander Lasseigne

On-Set Dresser

Greg Lea

Finance Manager

Adruitha Lee

Hair Stylist

Charles Lee

Electrician

Kitty Lester

Song Performer

Meagan Lewis

Casting

Dennis Liddiard

Makeup Artist

Timothy Limer

Rerecording

Bradley Lips

Driver

Albert Buddy Loflin

Driver

Amy Macabeo

Hair

Travis Mackay

Adr Mixer

Diva Magpayo

Film Lab

Francine Maisler

Casting Director

Rich Malchar

Security

Brian Malone

Best Boy Grip

Greg Paul Malone

Visual Effects

Pascal De Maria

Post-Production Assistant

Byron Marigny

Best Boy

Josephine Martin

Location Assistant

Michael S Martin

Property Master

Larissa Martinez

Accounting Clerk

James Masi

Post-Production Supervisor

Carl J Mastio

Greensman

Tracy Lynn May

Driver

Mason Mcguire

Best Boy

Joel Mcwilliams

Colorist

Leslie Morales

Set Decorator

Darryl W Moran

Driver

Josh Morehead

Chef

Dave Mueller

Stunt Performer

Harry Muller

Color Timer

Robert Patrick Nagle

Stunt Performer

Huy Nguyen

Legal Services

Nico

Song Performer

Cynthia Nicolella

Post-Production Supervisor

Patricia Norris

Costume Designer

Patricia Norris

Production Designer

Christina Oh

Assistant

Jorin Ostroska

Assistant Property Master

Caleb Owens

Compositor

Jim Palmer

Stunt Performer

Eric Patrick

Storyboard Artist

Mitch Paulson

Colorist

Andrew Peck

Assistant Camera

Alixandra Petrovich

On-Set Dresser

Victoria St Pierre

Charge Scenic Painter

Brad Pitt

Producer

Cali Pomes

Assistant Director

Darrin Prescott

Stunt Coordinator

Tom Proctor

Stunt Performer

Christopher Quackenbush

Location Assistant

Ryan Quinlan

Compositor

Hugo Justin Race

Song

Lou Reed

Song

Josh Reinhardt

Sound Effects Editor

John Richoux

Greensman

Lauren Ritchie

Visual Effects Editor

Scott Andrew Robertson

Assistant Director

Scott Andrew Robertson

Associate Producer

Ryan Robison

Office Production Assistant

Billy Rose

Song

Film Details

Also Known As
Cogan - Killing Them Softly, Cogan - La mort en douce, Cogan's Trade, Kazino apiple?imas, Kazino aplaupi?ana, Kibarca Öldürmek, La mort en douce, Mata-os Suavemente, Mátalos suavemente, O Homem da Máfia, Ubij jih ne?no, Zabic, jak to latwo powiedziec, mort en douce
MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Adaptation
Comedy
Crime
Drama
Thriller
Release Date
2012
Production Company
1984 Private Defense Contractors ; Annapurna Pictures ; C-Span ; CNN ; Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment, Inc. ; Chockstone Pictures ; Cineworks Digital Studios, Inc. ; Cmm Entertainment ; Cogans Film Holdings, Llc ; Deluxe Entertainment Services Group ; Efilm ; Film Finances, Inc. ; Global Tactical Services ; Inferno Entertainment ; Inferno Entertainment ; Location Gourmet, Inc. ; Metropolitan Films ; Panavision, Ltd. ; Paskal Lighting ; Pivotal Post ; Plan B Entertainment ; Rhino Grip ; Rpm Casting ; Scarlet Letters ; Stone Management, Inc. ; Wildfire Lighting And Visual Effects ; Wildfire Sonic Magic
Distribution Company
ALLIANCE ATLANTIS VIVAFILM/ALLIANCE FILMS/THE WEINSTEIN COMPANY; Alfa Films ; Alliance Atlantis Vivafilm ; Alliance Atlantis Vivafilm ; Alliance Films ; Alliance Films ; Anchor Bay Entertainment ; Ascot Elite Entertainment Group ; Blitz-Cine Star ; Cathay Film Organization ; Central Film Verleih Gmbh ; Chantier Films ; DeAPlaneta ; Dutch Filmworks ; Eagle Pictures ; Empire ; Entertainment Film Distributors, Ltd. ; Entertainment One ; Entertainment One ; Eone ; Future Film, Ltd. (Finland) ; Garsu Pasaulio Irasai (GPI) ; Gussi Films ; Hoyts Distribution ; Imagem Filmes ; Inferno Entertainment ; Italian International Film Srl Production ; Kinepolis Film Distribution ; MediaPro Pictures ; Metropolitan Filmexport ; Monolith Films Sp. Z O.O. ; Myndform ; Noble Entertainment (Sweden) ; Norsk Filmdistribusjon ; Pro Film & Video Distribution Ltd ; The Weinstein Company ; ThimFilm ; United International Pictures ; Universal Pictures International ; Wild Bunch Germany
Location
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 37m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Wide Release in United States November 30, 2012

Released in United States on Video March 26, 2013

Based on the novel "Cogan's Trade," by George V. Higgins, published in 1974.

Released in United States on Video March 26, 2013

Wide Release in United States November 30, 2012