Released 1996
Duration 101 minutes
Director Bob Rafelson
Written by Nick Villiers and Alison Cross
Music Michael Lorenc
Studio 20th Century Fox
Rated R
Blood and Wine Creature Shop credits

On-screen credits.

Blood and Wine is a 1996 film with elements of crime drama and black comedy. Jim Henson's Creature Shop provided the effects for an animatronic shark.

Alex Gates (played by Jack Nicholson), a Miami-area wine merchant, is heavily in debt, and he can't get along with his alcoholic wife (Judy Davis) or his stepson (Stephen Dorff). He decides to steal an expensive necklace with his mistress and illegal immigrant Gabby (Jennifer Lopez) and an aging criminal (Michael Caine). Things start to fall apart when his wife finds out and gets involved.


  • Jack Nicholson: Alex Gates
  • Stephen Dorff: Jason
  • Jennifer Lopez: Gabriela "Gabby"
  • Judy Davis: Suzanne
  • Michael Caine: Victor "Vic" Spansky
  • Harold Perrineau: Henry

Jim Henson's Creature Shop

  • Creative supervisor: David Barrington-Holt
  • General manager: Matt J. Britton
  • Project manager & lead mechanic: Guy Himber
  • Mold department supervisor: Phil Jackson
  • Mold & skin crew: Larry Addison, Matt Flesher, Robin Jackson-Moore, Michael A. Pearce
  • Painter: Tom Killeen
  • Production coordinator: Jim Edson
  • Shop runner: Marc Martin