Author: Pierre Davis
Location: Columbus, OH
Directed by: Quentin Tarantino
Produced by: Martin Scorsese and Quentin Tarantino
Written by: Quentin Tarantino
Score by: Mark Isham
Leonardo DiCaprio as Harvey McCall
Shia LeBeouf as Jack Stalen Jr.
Meryl Streep as Mary Stalen
Nick Stahl as Nathan Smith
Anne Hathaway as Maxine Smith
Phillip Seymore Hoffman as Officer Will Lane
Robert De Niro as Jack Stalen Sr.
"When it comes to crime everything illegal becomes legal"
April 11, 2007
Synopsis: Jack Stalen (Shia LeBeouf) always wanted to be like his older half brother Harvey (Leonardo DiCaprio) from the way he dressed to the way he walked but when Harvey dies in a shooting due to a life of involved with drugs, prostitution and gambling Jack finds out the tough gut never wins in the end. With his mother laying in her deathbed and his father gone away with another woman Jack must make a decision whether or not make money any means necessary. The love of his life Maxine (Anne Hathaway) knows that that kind of life only means jail or death and she tries to explain that to him and her brother Nathan (Nick Stahl). With Officer Lane (Phillip Seymour Hoffman) following Jacks every step trying to make sure he doesn’t follow in his brothers foot steps and his father pleading with him not to follow that life Jack has to make a life altering decision between crime of love. In the life of crime you can not trust anyone so how can you love anyone.
What the Press Would Say:
“Crime” has the movie business going crazy with the type of filmmaking masterpieces shown by Quentin Tarantino in the past and is sure to bring the flashback scenes involving DiCaprio and LeBeouf to life with the work he has shown in the past like “Pulp Fiction”. Shia LeBeouf gives the role of a lifetime and DiCaprio brings the kind of acting performance that hasn’t been shown since Joe Pesci in Goodfellas. As the dying mother Meryl Streep brings another memorable acting performance to the screen and is sure to bring tears to movie goers. Anne Hathaway is sure to have an Oscar nod after not getting one for “Brokeback Mountain”. With performances by Hoffman as a corrupting and persuasive cop, Nick Stahl as the menacing best friend and De Niro as the non-caring father this movie is sure to have a lock on the best picture and director nomination also at least 7 acting nominations:
Best Director- Quentin Tarantino
Best Actor- Shia LaBeouf
Best Supporting Actor- Leonardo DiCaprio, Nick Stahl Robert De Niro and Phillip S. Hoffman
Best Supporting Actress- Meryl Streep and Anne Hathaway
Best Score-Mark Isham
Best Original Screenplay