Payback (1999)

Get ready to root for the bad guy.

  • Genre: Action, Drama, Crime
  • Release Date: 1999-02-05
  • User Rating: 6.8/10 from 1709 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 40min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Icon Productions
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Brian Helgeland
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With friends like these, who needs enemies? That's the question bad guy Porter is left asking after his wife and partner steal his heist money and leave him for dead -- or so they think. Five months and an endless reservoir of bitterness later, Porter's partners and the crooked cops on his tail learn how bad payback can be.

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  • Mel Gibson

    as Porter
  • Gregg Henry

    as Val Resnick
  • Maria Bello

    as Rosie
  • David Paymer

    as Arthur Stegman
  • Bill Duke

    as Det. Hicks
  • Deborah Kara Unger

    as Mrs. Lynn Porter
  • John Glover

    as Phil
  • William Devane

    as Carter
  • Lucy Liu

    as Pearl
  • Kris Kristofferson

    as Bronson
  • Jack Conley

    as Det. Leary
  • Mark Alfa

    as Johnny's Friend #2
  • Kwame Amoaku

    as Radioman
  • Justin Ashforth

    as Michael, Bartender #1
  • Len Bajenski

    as Fairfax Bodyguard #1
  • James Coburn

    as Justin Fairfax
  • Trevor St. John

    as Johnny Bronson
  • Freddy Rodríguez

    as Messenger
  • Kate Buddeke

    as Counter Girl
  • Price Carson

    as Bronson's Heavy #1
  • Jeff Imada

    as Chow's Bodyguard
  • Elizabeth Berridge

    as Hooker in Bar (uncredited)
  • Jovanna Vitiello

    as Waitress (uncredited)
  • David Dunard

    as Doctor (uncredited)
Writing Donald E. Westlake Novel
Writing Terry Hayes Screenplay
Camera Ericson Core Director of Photography
Art Richard Hoover Production Design
Production Marion Dougherty Casting
Art Troy Sizemore Art Direction
Directing Brian Helgeland Director
Writing Brian Helgeland Screenplay
Production Bruce Davey Producer
Costume & Make-Up Ha Nguyen Costume Design
Sound Chris Boardman Original Music Composer
Art Sandy Struth Set Decoration
Editing Kevin Stitt Editor
Editing Dennis McNeill Color Timer
Production Stephen McEveety Executive Producer
Production Terrence Harris Casting Associate
Art Gina B. Cranham Set Designer
Crew Stephanie Pond-Smith Unit Publicist
Sound Mark Steinbeck Boom Operator
Sound John Richards Scoring Mixer
Crew Ayenne J. Applebaum Scenic Artist
Sound Bill Meadows Sound Recordist
Crew Raymond W. Beal Stunts
Editing Bobbi Banks Dialogue Editor
Camera Daryn Okada Additional Photography
Crew William P. Lafon Driver
Crew Kevin Boyd Video Assist Operator
Lighting Bruce McCleery Gaffer
Art John Mikels Standby Painter
Crew Ross L. Kulma Set Medic
Lighting Shawn E. Helgedalen Best Boy Electric
Sound Cindy Jo Hinkleman First Assistant Sound Editor
Visual Effects Bob Stoker Special Effects Supervisor
Art Cece Destefano Art Department Coordinator
Costume & Make-Up Kimberly Guenther Durkin Costume Supervisor
Crew Daniel Berkowitz Set Production Assistant
Directing P.R. Tooke Script Supervisor
Art Anthony Joseph Fatigato Painter
Costume & Make-Up Jennifer Bell Hairstylist
Production Jim Lemley Unit Production Manager
Editing Marianne Urioste First Assistant Editor
Sound Geoffrey Patterson Production Sound Mixer
Art Conrad Chitwood Construction Coordinator
Camera Michael D. Weldon First Assistant Camera
Camera Jim Shelton Grip
Sound John K. Adams Sound Editor
Art Ronald O. Jaynes Construction Foreman
Crew Neil Gahm Propmaker
Art Barry Franenberg Property Master
Directing Mark Cotone First Assistant Director
Costume & Make-Up Jenny Baum Set Dressing Artist
Art Chris Carriveau Leadman
Camera Mark O'Kane Steadicam Operator
Crew Charley Bob Burnham Transportation Coordinator
Lighting Jordan Valenti Rigging Gaffer
Camera Andrew Cooper Still Photographer
Crew James Ryan Utility Stunts
Lighting Chris Culliton Electrician
Production Andrew L. Ullman Location Manager
Production Chris Silver Finigan Production Accountant
Art Joanna S. Frank Art Department Assistant
Costume & Make-Up Mindy Hall Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Charlene Amateau Set Costumer
Crew Ken Cabrera Craft Service
Crew Joseph Keideth Security
Crew Lee Stepp Transportation Captain
Production Jonas Cukierman Production Coordinator
Production Pamela Thur Production Manager
Sound Chris Boardman Orchestrator
Crew Harry Lu Armorer
Sound Kyle Rochlin Foley Mixer
Camera Michelle Manning Assistant Camera
Production Briana Burke Assistant Location Manager
Sound Jim Harrison Supervising Music Editor
Sound Jon Johnson Sound Supervisor
Visual Effects Mark Spatny Visual Effects Production Manager
Production Mark Carter Key Set Production Assistant
Sound Cliff Latimer ADR Editor
Lighting Jay Johnson Assistant Chief Lighting Technician
Sound Weldon Brown ADR Mixer
Directing Jayson Merrill Second Second Assistant Director
Camera Thomas S. Ciciura Camera Loader
Crew Mic Rodgers Stunt Double
Art George Atamian Swing
Sound Dominique Decaudain Foley Artist
Sound Thomas Thoms Utility Sound
Production Angela H. Brice Assistant Production Coordinator
Directing Laura Nisbet Peters Second Assistant Director
Camera Rusty Reilly Best Boy Grip
Production Shauna L. Kroen Assistant Accountant
Costume & Make-Up Molly Mitchell Key Costumer
Editing Theresa Repola Mohammed Negative Cutter
Lighting Joseph Graham Key Rigging Grip
Production Ruta Palulonis Production Assistant
Art Rick Bioni Assistant Property Master
Camera Paul Santoni Second Assistant Camera
Directing Mic Rodgers Second Unit Director
Crew Michael Ahasay Special Effects Technician
Editing Peter McNulty Assistant Editor
Lighting Kelly Clear Chief Lighting Technician
Sound Earl Martin Foley Recordist
Sound Carolyn Sauer ADR Recordist
Camera Richard L. Carden Dolly Grip
Production Timothy A. Burris First Assistant Accountant
Camera Lisa Bonaccorso Camera Loader
Crew Tim Gilbert Stunts
Crew Linda Perlin Stunts
Crew Lance Gilbert Stunts
Crew John C. Meier Stunts
Crew Billy D. Lucas Stunts
Crew Kenny Endoso Stunts
Crew Pat Romano Stunts
Production P.J. Abrahams Location Assistant