Ridley Scott directs the crime comedy Matchstick Men, based on the novel of the same name by Eric Garcia. Neurotic con man Roy (Nicolas Cage) suffers from several emotional problems, including obsessive-compulsive disorder. He and his partner Frank (Sam Rockwell) swindle people out of money by posing as money collectors who promise things like tax refunds, package vacations, and other fabulous prizes (which they never get). Frank wants to pull a really big job, but Roy is too consumed with fear and panic attacks to join him. Only cigarettes and his trusty illegal prescription drugs seem to keep him going. When Roy finds himself in desperate need of more pills, he is forced to see legitimate psychotherapist Dr. Klein (Bruce Altman). Roy ends up talking about his emotional damage from a troubled marriage and divorce, which results in the discovery of a child whom he has never met. Dr. Klein suggests that he spend a weekend with the kid, so in walks teenaged Angela (played by twentysomething Alison Lohman). Reluctant to develop his role as a father, Roy also gets heavily involved in Frank's ambitious swindle. ~ Andrea LeVasseur, All Movie Guide.
Tricks on the trade: Maning Machstick Men - follow the director through a intimate day-to-day aount of the filmmaking process, Part I: Preproduction, Part II: Production, Part III: Postproduction, Commentary by director/producer Ridley Scott, writer Nicholas Griffin and writer/producer Ted Griffin, Theatrical trailer.
|Studio Name:||Warner Home Video|
|Run Time (in minutes):||116 minutes|
|Audio Tracks:||Dolby Digital 5.1|
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|Product in Inches (L x W x H):||5.5 x 0.5 x 7.4|
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