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INFO AVAILABLE FROM www.varesesarabande.com

Preorders are now being accepted. This release will be available to ship on or after 09/30/03.

Nicolas Cage
Alison Lohman

A Ridley Scott Film

Also featuring songs by Bobby Darin, George Formby, Herb Alpert and Mantovani.

Meet Roy (NICOLAS CAGE) and Frank (SAM ROCKWELL), a couple of pros at the small-time con. As in con artists. Grifters. Matchstick Men. Take your pick.

What Roy, a veteran of the grift, and Frank, his ambitious protégé, are swindling – er, make that selling – these days are “water filtration systems,” bargain-basement water filters bought by unsuspecting people who pay ten times their value in order to win bogus prizes like cars, jewelry and overseas vacations…which they never collect. These scams net the flim-flam men a few hundred here, another thousand there, which eventually adds up to a lucrative partnership.

Roy’s private life, however, is not so successful. An obsessive-compulsive agoraphobe (and chain-smoker) with no personal relationships to call his own, Roy is barely hanging on to his wits, and when his idiosyncrasies begin to threaten his criminal productivity he’s forced to seek the help of a psychoanalyst (BRUCE ALTMAN) just to keep him in working order.

While Roy is looking for a quick fix (i.e. pills), his therapy begets more than he bargained for: the revelation that he has a teenage daughter – a child whose existence he suspected but never dared confirm. What’s more troubling, 14-year-old Angela (ALISON LOHMAN) wants to meet the father she never knew.

At first, Angela’s appearance disrupts her neurotic father’s carefully ordered routine. Soon, however, with his own unique spin on parenthood, Roy begins to enjoy a relationship he never dreamed of having with his daughter. But while he develops paternal feelings for the 14-year-old, she’s developing a fascination with Daddy’s questionable career. Finally, at Angela’s insistence and against his better judgment, the overprotective con artist begins teaching her some tricks of the trade and, much to his ambivalent mix of surprise, pride and dismay, she displays a remarkable gift for the grift.

This new film from director Ridley Scott returns the director to his Thelma and Louise territory. The soundtrack features a highly infectious score by Hans Zimmer (who also score such films as Gladiator, Thelma and Louise and Black Hawk Down, among many others, for the director) along with a wonderful collection of songs from the film.

Warner Bros.’ Matchstick Men opens nationwide on September 12.

Catalog #: 302 066 515 2
Release Date: 09/30/03

1. The Good Life Performed by Bobby Darin (2:23)
2. Flim Flam (:12)
3. Ichi-Ni-San (2:51)
4. Matchstick Men (2:09)
5. Weird Is Good (6:42)
6. Lonely Bull Performed by Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass (2:15)
7. Ticks & Twitches (2:48)
8. I Have A Daughter? (1:06)
9. Swedish Rhapsody Performed by Mantovani & His Orchestra (2:37)
10. Keep The Change (1:24)
11. Nosy Parker (2:44)
12. Leaning On A Lamp Post Performed by George Formby (3:00)
13. Pool Lights (:54)
14. Pygmies! (2:07)
15. Charmaine Performed by Mantovani & His Orchestra (3:05)
16. Roy’s Rules (2:04)
17. Carpeteria (2:26)
18. Shame On You (2:55)
19. Tuna Fish And Cigarettes (1:55)
20. No More Pills (4:39)
21. Tijuana Taxi Performed by Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass (2:05)
22. The Banker’s Waltz (3:07)

A new review is available at: http://www.moviewave.net/titles/matchstick_men.html

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I'm going to update the site ; thank you Demetris for all this news... smilie
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