Matchstick Men (2003)
Front Cover Actor
Bruce Altman Dr. Klein
Nicolas Cage Roy Waller
Steve Eastin Mr. Schaffer
Beth Grant Laundry Lady
Tim Kelleher Bishop
Sheila Kelley Kathy
Fran Kranz Slacker Boyfriend
Alison Lohman Angela
Bruce McGill Chuck Frechette
Sam Rockwell Frank Mercer
Movie Details
Genre Comedy
Director Ridley Scott
Studio Warner Brothers
Language English
Audience Rating M
Running Time 116 mins
Country USA
Color Color
Plot
Ridley Scott directs the crime comedy Matchstick Men, based on the novel of the same name by Eric Garcia. Neurotic con man Roy (Nicolas Cage) suffers from several emotional problems, including obsessive-compulsive disorder. He and his partner Frank (Sam Rockwell) swindle people out of money by posing as money collectors who promise things like tax refunds, package vacations, and other fabulous prizes (which they never get). Frank wants to pull a really big job, but Roy is too consumed with fear and panic attacks to join him. Only cigarettes and his trusty illegal prescription drugs seem to keep him going. When Roy finds himself in desperate need of more pills, he is forced to see legitimate psychotherapist Dr. Klein (Bruce Altman). Roy ends up talking about his emotional damage from a troubled marriage and divorce, which results in the discovery of a child whom he has never met. Dr. Klein suggests that he spend a weekend with the kid, so in walks teenaged Angela (played by twentysomething Alison Lohman). Reluctant to develop his role as a father, Roy also gets heavily involved in Frank's ambitious swindle. — Andrea LeVasseur
Personal Details
Seen It Yes
Index 171
Collection Status In Collection
Links All Movie Guide
Atlantic DVD
Product Details
Format DVD
Region 4
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
• Audio Commentary with Director/Producer Ridley Scott
• Theatrical Trailer