Payback
Country of Origin: United States
Production year: 1999
Director: Brian Helgeland
Rating: Rating
UPC [Locale]: 097363-363279
Running time: 1:41 (101 Min.)
Casetype: Keep Case
Format: NTSC, 2.35:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
DVD-Format: Single-Sided, Single-Layered
Released: July 27, 1999
Collection type: Owned (#1064)
Status: Available
Purchase date: May 14, 2005
Purchase price: Hidden
Review (movie): 10 / 10
Review (video): 7 / 10
Overview
Mel Gibson "gives one of his strongest performances,"** teaming with director and co-screenwriter Brian Helgeland (co-writer of L.A. Confidential) and a superb supporting cast to ignite Payback's explosive mix of story, stars and style.

The dynamic superstar portrays Porter, a career criminal bent on revenge after his partners in a street heist pump metal into him and take off with his $70,000 cut. Bad move, thugs. Because if you plan to double-cross Porter, you'd better make sure he's dead. Porter resurfaces, wading into a lurid urban underworld of syndicate kingpins, cops on the take, sniveling informants and deadly gangs. Porter wants his money back. And the way he sets out to get it assures that, from beginning to heartpounding end, Payback pays off big.

**Philip Wuntch, Dallas Morning News
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Genres
Action
Suspense/Thriller
Studios
Production Studios:
 • Paramount Pictures
 • Icon Productions
Media Companies:
 • Paramount Home Video
Audio format
English  Dolby Digital Surround
English  Dolby Digital 5.1
French  Dolby Digital Surround
Subtitles
English
Tags
Movie
Top 100 Movies
Discs
# Description A B DS DL A DL B
1Main Feature
Features
 • Scene Access
 • Feature Trailers
 • Featurettes
 • Closed Captioned
Crew
Direction
Brian Helgeland....Director
Writing
Richard Stark....Original Material By
Brian Helgeland....Screenwriter
Terry Hayes....Screenwriter
Production
Stephen McEveety....Executive Producer
Bruce Davey....Producer
Cinematography
Ericson Core....Director of Photography
Film Editing
Kevin Stitt....Film Editor
Music
Chris Boardman....Composer
Sound
Geoffrey Lucius Patterson....Production Sound Mixer
Michael Chandler....Sound Editor
Ben Wilkins....Sound Editor
Miguel Rivera....Sound Editor
Keith Bilderbeck....Sound Editor
John K. Adams....Sound Editor
Chris Carpenter....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Rick Kline....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Bill W. Benton....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Art
Ha Nguyen....Costume Designer
Richard Hoover....Production Designer
Troy Sizemore....Art Director
Kimberly Guenther....Costume Designer
Bob Stoker....Visual Effects
 Chicago Crew
Art
Caty Maxey....Art Director
Cast
Mel Gibson....Porter
Gregg Henry....Val
Maria Bello....Rosie
David Paymer....Stegman
Bill Duke....Detective Hicks
Deborah Kara Unger....Lynn
John Glover....Phil
William Devane....Carter
Lucy Alexis Liu....Pearl
Jack Conley....Detective Leary
Kris Kristofferson....Bronson
Mark Alfa....Johnny's Friend #2
Kwame Amoaku....Radioman
Justin Ashforth....Michael The Bartender
Len Bajenski....Fairfax Bodyguard #1
Kate Buddeke....Counter Girl
Price Carson....Bronson's Heavy #1
Roddy Chiong....Chow's Thug #2
Art Cohan....Bronson's Heavy #2
Andrew Cooper....Whipping Boy
James Deuter....Tailor
Doc Duhame....Fatboy
David Dunard....Doctor
Nathan Effron....Johnny's Friend
Tom Equin....Razor Clean #1
Brian Heinberg....Bartender #2
Alex Henteloff....Varrick's Manager
Jeff Imada....Chow's Bodyguard
Michael Ingram....Chow's Thug #1
Robert Kim....Chow's Courier
Robert Kurcz....Oakwood Arms Manager
Turk Muller....Black Suit
Chet Nichols....Oakwood Arms Tough #1
George O'Mara....Driver
Yasen Peyankov....Panhandler
Ed Pfeifer....Ed Johnson
Katrina Phillips....Teller
Freddy Rodriguez....Punk Messenger
Michael Skewes....Fairfax Bodyguard #2
Alex Skuby....Oakwood Arms Tough #2
Trevor St. John....Johnny
Lee Stepp....Bar Patron
Daniel Patrick Sullivan....Razor Clean #2
Tedd Taskey....Waiter
Manu Tupou....Pawnbroker
Marc Vann....Gray
James Coburn....Fairfax (uncredited)