Doug Liman (1999)

18 Certificate


Our Score
Doug Liman cleverly intertwines three separate storylines to present a picture of mixed-up youth in Los Angeles in this stunning follow-up to his impressive directorial debut, Swingers. It's Christmas Eve and two supermarket checkout girls are desperately trying to raise some rent money by rather dubious means. A colleague drives with his mates to Las Vegas, but their good-time gambling quickly turns sour. In the meantime, two male soap stars become embroiled in a police sting and end up getting their fingers burnt. Katie Holmes, Sarah Polley, Jay Mohr and Scott Wolf are all on great form in an ensemble vision of 20-something angst that boasts a superb soundtrack. The result is one of the most original and hilarious films to come out of Hollywood in recent years.


Two supermarket checkout girls covering for their friends on Christmas Eve get drawn into a drugs sting and are forced to cross a dealer to save themselves. Their absent colleagues endure a disastrous night's gambling in Las Vegas, while two men forced to take part in the sting find themselves spending a festive night with a narcotics agent. Drama, starring Katie Holmes, William Fichtner and JE Freeman.

Cast & Crew

Claire Montgomery Katie Holmes
Ronna Martin Sarah Polley
Simon Baines Desmond Askew
Adam Scott Wolf
Zack Jay Mohr
Todd Gaines Timothy Olyphant
Victor Jr Jimmy Shubert
Mannie Nathan Bexton
Switterman Robert Peters
Stringy-haired woman Suzanne Krull
Director Doug Liman
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Columbia PicturesGuidance: Contains violence, swearing, sex scenes and drug abuse.Available on: video, DVD and Blu-rayReleased on: 3 Sep 1999