DVD 120 mins IMDB 7.9 (18,861 votes)
R
Miller's Crossing
20th Century Fox (1990)
In Collection
#205

My Rating:
7

Seen It:
Yes
(April 2005 )
Crime, Drama, Thriller
USA  /  English

Gabriel Byrne Tom Reagan
Albert Finney Leo
Marcia Gay Harden Verna
Jon Polito Johnny Caspar
John Turturro Bernie Bernbaum
J.E. Freeman Eddie Dane
Mike Starr Frankie
Louis Charles Mounicou III Johnny Caspar Jr.
Monte Starr Gunman in Leo's House
Don Picard Gunmen in Leo's House
Al Mancini Tic-Tac
Richard Woods Mayor Dale Levander
Thomas Toner O'Doole
Steve Buscemi Mink
Mario Todisco Clarence "Drop" Johnson
Olek Krupa Tad
Michael Jeter Adolph
Lanny Flaherty Terry

Director Joel Coen; Ethan Coen
Producer Ethan Coen
Writer Dashiell Hammett; Joel Coen; Ethan Coen
Cinematography Barry Sonnenfeld
Musician Carter Burwell
User Credit 1 Michael R. Miller
User Credit 2 Richard Hornung

Joel and Ethan Coen's third collaboration, the gangster film Miller's Crossing, stars Gabriel Byrne as Tom Reagan, the right-hand man of big-city Irish mob boss Leo (Albert Finney). The film opens with Italian mobster Johnny Caspar (Jon Polito) and his second in command Eddie Dane (J.E. Freeman) informing Leo and Tom that they are going to kill bookie Bernie Bernbaum (John Turturro) because he has been revealing Caspar's fixed fights to other gamblers. Leo informs Caspar that Bernie pays for protection and is not to be touched. After the Italians leave in a huff, Tom informs Leo that he should give up Bernie. Tom and Leo are both involved with Verna (Marcia Gay Harden), Bernie's sister. After a failed hit on Leo starts a full-scale mob war, Tom reveals to Leo the truth about his relationship with Verna. This leads to a falling-out between the pair. Tom goes to work for Caspar, but in truth, he is still loyal to Leo. Tom figures out how to manipulate all of the situations so that Leo survives, but this may cost Tom his relationship with Verna. — Perry Seibert

Edition Details
Barcode 024543073833
Region Region 1
Chapters 28
Release Date 5/20/2003
Packaging Keep Case
Screen Ratio Widescreen 1.85:1 Color (Anamorphic)
Subtitles English; Spanish
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 4.0 [CC]
FRENCH: Dolby Digital Surround
SPANISH: Dolby Digital Stereo
Layers Single Side, Dual Layer
No. of Disks/Tapes 1

Features
Barry Sonnenfeld Featurette
Cast Interviews With Gabriel Byrne, Marcia Gay Harden, and John Turturro
Still Gallery
Theatrical Trailers
Personal Details
User Lookup 1 DVD Copy
User Text 2 Up is down, black is white, and nothing is what it seems.
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Notes
Trivia: When Tom confronts Verna in the women's washroom, Albert Finney is in the background dressed in drag as the matron (wearing a black dress). (more)

Goofs: Continuity: After the Sons of Erin club blows up, a burning body flies out onto the street. In the subsequent shots, it is gone. (more)

Quotes:
Tom: Is there a point... or are you just brushn' up on your small talk?
Eddie Dane: Oh, cool under fire, I like that.
(more)

Awards: 1 win & 2 nominations (more)