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This is a list of movies that Tricky directed, had a
role in (jump there) or used his music (jump there).
Click on the pictures to see details about it or to
go to web sites about the movie. For music videos
directed by Tricky go to the video section.

 Tricky, the director

   Brown Punk - The Movie (2006)
  written & directed by: Tricky
   starring: Tricky, Brown Punk artists
This is a film about musicians on Tricky's label Brown Punk. It's a mix of music and story. You can watch it in parts on different video platforms (I couldn't find part 4): part 1, part 2, part 3part 5, trailer. In this interview he describes how the idea came to be: When Tricky listens to music he has visuals in his head, Chris Blackwell suggested to make a movie, so Tricky wrote a story around the songs and lyrics from the compilation. Go here to read details about the compilation in the discography. The movie was never officially released, but there is a promo DVD-R (go to the promo discography for details).

   Sophie Sees (2013)
  written & directed by: Tricky
   starring: Sophie Accard, Jerome Wirtz,...
This is the first short film that Tricky directed. It was shot in Paris early 2013 and is about a woman who makes music videos in her head. That is, when she is not busy killing people.
It has a lot of Tricky songs in it, some from the album "False Idols", some from EPs, one unreleased at the time and later released as a Japanese bonus track. Here's the complete list of songs and when they start during the film: 
0:50 Tricky - Passion Of the Christ (from False Idols)
1:23 Tricky - Somebody's Sins (False Idols)
2:22 Francesca Belmonte - I Could (Matter Of Time EP)
5:19 'Waiting For Hours' (bonus track of Japanese 'Skilled Mechanics' album)
6:13 Tricky - Tribal Drums (False Idols)
7:40 Tricky - We Don't Die (False Idols)
8:43 'Waiting For Hours' (bonus track of Japanese 'Skilled Mechanics' album)
9:44 Tricky - We Don't Die (Tricky Remix) (False Idols Deluxe)
10:14 Tricky - Does It (False Idols)
12:55 Tricky - Nothing's Changed (False Idols)
Credits for the film are:
Writing & Direction: Tricky, Camera: Cedric Fontana, Tricky, Charles Deliniere, Editing: Cedric Fontana, Tricky, Production: False Idols, !K7, Cast: Sophie Accard, Jerome Wirtz, Charles Deliniere, Danielle Guillot, Juan Pierrick Dupy, Alice Troubat.
'Waiting For Hours' was released in 2016 as a bonus track on the Japanese 'Skilled Mechanics' CD. In the film it's just an instrumental part, the original song has female vocals (I don't know who it is) and a short vocal by Tricky repeated all over.

watch it on You Tube


 Tricky, the actor

   Go Now (1995)
  directed by: Michael Winterbottom
   starring: Robert Carlyle, Juliet Aubrey, James Nesbitt,...
'Go Now' is a film about multiple sclerosis, Tricky has just a short scene and plays basically himself (It says in the credits: Tricky as himself)! He plays with a band and Alison Goldfrapp in a club, performing 'Pumpkin'. Afterwards he's dancing with Juliet Aubrey and gets punched by Robert Carlyle. The movie also has the Tricky song 'You Don't' in it.

go here for details


   The Fifth Element (1997)
  directed by: Luc Besson
   starring: Gary Oldman, Bruce Willis, Milla Jovovich,...
In this bombastic science fiction movie Tricky plays an evil guy (of course!), who helps Gary Oldman, the super-evil-guy, while Bruce Willis is trying to save the world. It was not a big role, but still he didn't like it very much, though he admired Gary Oldman and his work. 

go here for details



   Red Light Runners (2002-2004) - unreleased
  director: Nick Egan
   starring: Harvey Keitel, Michael Madsen, Peter O'Toole... .
Tricky mentioned in an interview in December 2002 that he has been acting in this movie for some weeks. Unfortunately the movie had problems with financing and so it was stopped and never released (read more details in this blogpost from the writer). You can watch the trailer here and more scenes hereTricky explained in an interview how he got involved in it: "I was in the office of this tv ad company talking to somebody and this lady come out (she knew who I was) and said 'Oh, my husband is doing a movie and I think you should be in it'". He states that at first he didn't want to do it because he had bad experiences before (in "The 5th Element"), but then the director (Nick Egan) was so nice and cool that he did it. The film was "like a heist film, with us robbing The Millennium Dome, it's a bit strange, it's a very weird movie with a lot of different characters in it together, like Peter O'Toole, Harvey Keitel, Michael Madsen and Killien Murphy, so quite an odd bunch." He described his role like this: "They've got me playing this getaway driver- the guy actually wrote the character for me after hanging out with me, so it's like me playing me really, I get to smoke weed and drive around in a car being me."


   Clean (2004)
  directed by: Olivier Assayas
   starring: Maggie Cheung, Nick Nolte, Beatrice Dalle,...
Tricky plays himself in this movie. The film was screened 2004 at the Cannes film festival. You can read a synopsis on IMDB and there is a trailer on Vimeo. The soundtrack also has a song by Tricky and Liz Densmore called "Breakaway" (see discography here). They performed it live in the movie and afterwards there's a scene with Tricky in a cafe or bar, you can watch this part on You Tube.

go to the IMDb for details




   Girlfriends / TV / season 5 (2005)
  created  by: Mara Brock Akil
   starring: Tracee Ellis Ross, Golden Brooks, Persia White,...
Tricky has some guest appearances in this TV series as Finn Robinson, a musician. According to IMDb he appears in four episodes: 
1) Good News, Bad News (ep.17)
2) Finn-ished (ep.19)
3) Wedding on the rocks (ep.21)
4) ...With a Twist (ep.22)
Here is an episode guide of Season 5. He also recorded songs with Persia White (one of the actresses), see discography.



   Ghost In The Shell (2017) - scenes were cut
  directed by: Rupert Sanders
   starring: Scarlett Johansson, Juliette Binoche... 
Tricky was supposed to play Pazu, but for (yet unknown) reasons his scenes were cut out of the final version. You can see him in the trailer (at 1:39), and he posted this photo about the filming in Hong Kong. I have no idea why he didn't end up in the movie.
But at least he contributed music to the album "music inspired by the movie", go to the solo discography for details. The tracks is an instrumental called "Escape". As far as I know it is not used in the movie, just on the album.



 Tricky, the musician 

   Strange Days (1995)
  directed by: Kathryn Bigelow
  starring: Ralph Fiennes, Angela Bassett, Juliette Lewis...
Tricky - Overcome


   Virtuosity (1995)
  directed by: Brett Leonard
  starring: Denzel Washington, Kelly Lynch, Russel Crow...
Tricky - Abbaon Fat Tracks


   The Crow - City Of Angels (1996)
  directed by: Tim Pope
  starring: Vincent Perez, Mia Kirshner, Richard Brooks, Iggy Pop...
Tricky vs. The Gravediggaz - Tonite Is A Special Nite (Chaos Mass Confusion Mix)
Bush - In A Lonely Place (Tricky Remix)



   The Confessional (1996)
  directed by: Robert Lepage
  starring: Lothaire Bluteau, Patrick Goyette, Jean-Louis Milette...
Tricky - Aftermath


   Jack Frusciante uscito dal gruppo (1996)
  directed by: Enza Negroni 
  starring: Stefano Accorsi,Violante Placido...
Tricky - Overcome


   Girls Like Us (1997)
  directed by: Jane C. Wagner & Tina DeFeliciantonio
  starring: Lisa Bronca, Anna Chau, De’Yona Moore, Raelene Dellomo (it's a documentary)
Tricky - ???

This is documentary about teenage girls in Philadelphia and their oppinions about sex, religion and other things. You can read here that it uses music by Tricky, but it is not mentioned which song... Here is the film on IMDb and here are some more infos. You can watch a trailer on Vimeo and watch the whole film on demand for $12.99.



   City Of Industry (1997)
  directed by: John Irvin
  starring: Stephen Dorff, Harvey Keitel, Famke Janssen...
Tricky - Overcome


   Face Off (1997)
  directed by: John Woo
  starring: Nicolas Cage, John Travolta, Gina Gershon, Joan Allen...
Tricky - Christiansands


   Another 9 1/2 Weeks (1997)
  directed by: Anne Goursaud
  starring: Mickey Rourke, Angie Everhurst, Agathe de la Fontaine....
Intastella - Grandmaster (Tricky Remix)


   The Replacement Killers (1998)
  directed by: Antione Fuqua
  starring: Chow Yun Fat, Mira Sorvino, Michael Rooker, Til Schweiger...
Tricky - Makes Me Wanna Die (Stereo MCs Remix)


    Half Baked (1998)
  directed by: Tamra Davis
  starring: Dave Chapffif, Jim Breuer, Harland Williams...
Tricky & DJ Milo - We Know
Black Grape - Marbles (remixed by Tricky)
UB 40 - I Get Lifted (produced by Tricky)
Cibo Matto - Who's Got The Light (produced by Tricky)
Tom Tom Club & Nonchalant - Flyin' (produced by Tricky)


   Forces Of Nature (1999)
  directed by: Bronwen Hughes
  starring: Sandra Bullock, Ben Affleck, Maura Tierney...
Tricky - Slowly



   The Real Blonde (1999)
  directed by: Tom DiCillo
  starring: Matthew Modine, Catherine Keener, Daryl Hannah, Denis Leary...
Tricky - You Don't


   Brokedown Palace (1999)
  directed by: Jonathan Kaplan
  starring: Claire Danes, Kate Beckinsale, Bill Pullman...
Tricky - Contradictive



   Greenwich Mean Time (1999)
   directed by: John Strickland
   starring: Steve John Shepherd, Ben Waters, Alec Newman
Tricky - Christiansands



   The Crow - Salvation (2000)
  directed by: Bharat Nalluri
  starring: Eric Moebius, Kirsten Dunst, Fred Ward...
Tricky - Anti Histamine (Forgotten By The World Mix)



   Boiler Room (2000)
  directed by: Ben Younger
  starring: Giovanni Ribisi, Van Diesel, Nia Long...
Tricky - You Don't

The song is not included in the soundtrack (because it just has the score), but the song is used as background music in the movie - as you can read on the Internet Movie database.



   Girls, Tricky (2001)
  directed by: Steve McQueen
  starring: Tricky 
Tricky - Girls (rehearsal)

This is a short film or video performance piece by Steve McQueen that was shown at various exhibitions (see details at the Blowback mini site). You can see Tricky in the studio rehearsing "Girls" from "Blowback". The whole film is 14 minutes long, you can watch a short part o fit on You Tube, when it was exhibitioned in Paris in 2011. The idea came from a long interview that Steve McQueen did with Tricky for in 2001 (read the transcript here).


   The Hole (2001)
  directed by: Nick Hamm
  starring: Thora Birch, Desmond Harrington, Daniel Brocklebank...
Tricky - She Said


   Bully (2001)
  directed by: Larry Clark
  starring: Brad Renfro, Nick Stahl, Rachel Miner...
Tricky - Bury The Evidence
Tricky - Excess

Only Bury The Evidence can be found on the soundtrack, but Excess is also used in the movie, as you can read here.



   Thirteen Ghosts (2001)
  directed by: Steve Beck
  starring: Tony Shalhoub, Shannon Elizabeth....
Tricky - Excess

The song is not on the soundtrack (because there you can find only the score), but it's still used in the movie, as you can read on the Internet movie database.



   Scrubs / TV / ep 1.1 (2001)
  directed by: Adam Bernstein and others
  starring: Zach Braff, Sarah Chalke, Neil Flynn....
Tricky - Over Me

The Tricky song is not on the soundtrack CD, but according to IMDb it is used in the very first episode of the TV series ("My first day").



   24 / TV / ep 1.1 + 1.3 (2001)
  directed by: Jon Cassar and others
  starring: Kiefer Sutherland., Mia Kirshner, Dennis Heysbert..
Tricky - Christiansands (ep 1.1)
Tricky - Bury The Evidence  (ep 1.3)

According to IMDb this TV series uses "Christiansands" in the first episode of the first season  and 'Bury The Evidence" in the third. 



   The West Wing / TV / ep 3.2 (2001)
  directed by: Thomas Schlamme
  starring: Abbey Bartlet, Charlie Young, Donna Moss ..
Tricky - Evolution Revolution Love

The second episode of the third season uses 'Evolution Revolution Love', as you can read on IMDb.


   Queen Of The Damned (2002)
  directed by: Michael Rymer
  starring: Aaliyah, Stuart Townsend, Vincent Perez, Lena Olin...
Tricky - Excess


   Glory Days (CSL) / TV / theme song (2002)
  directed by: Dennie Gordon and others
  starring: Eddie Cahill, Poppy Montgomery, Jay R. Ferguson....
Tricky - Excess

This is not a movie, but a US TV series that features Excess as the theme song! Check the Internet Movie database for details! An alternate title is CSL - Crime Scene Lake Glory.




   Dark Angel / TV / ep 2.15 (2002)
  directed by: David Nutter
  starring: Jessica Alba, Michael Weatherly, John Savage...
John Forte & Tricky - Trouble Again

Another US TV series using music by Tricky. According to this website the song is used in episode 2.15.



   Ultimate X (2002)
   directed by: Bruce Hendricks
   starring: Bob Burnquist, Brian Deegan...
Tricky - Christiansands


   Smallville / TV / ep 1.10 (2002)
  directed by: Greg Beeman, David Carson and others
  starring: Tom Welling, Kristin Kreuk, Michael Rosenbaum...
Tricky - Evolution Revolution Love

This is again a TV series. The two soundtracks don't have the Tricky song, but according to the Internet Movie database the song is used in the episode "Shimmer" (season 1, episode 19).



   Signs (2002)
  directed by: M. Night Shyamalan
  starring: Mel Gibson, Joaquin Phoenix, Patricia Kalember
Signs Main Theme (Tricky Remix)

This remix is not on the soundtrack (see tracklist on Amazon), but could be downloaded on the official site (not anymore unfortunately).


   Bad Company (2002)
  directed by: Joel Schumacher
  starring: Anthony Hopkins, Chris Tucker...
Tricky - Excess
Ko-La feat. Tricky - Don't Touch
Tricky - Bury The Evidence
Tricky - Matrix
Tricky - Real People

The last three tracks are not on the soundtrack, which means "Matrix" and "Real People" are not released anywhere! You can see all the tracks from the movie here. The credits for "Matrix" are: written by Tricky and Marlon Thaws, performed by Tricky. While "Real People" is written and performed by Tricky. Tricky said in an interview that he wrote 20 music pieces for Jerry Bruckheimer, so these were part of them. Others ended up in "Kids" and probably some CSI episodes, but I don't know which...



   Silent Cry (2002)
  directed by: Julian Richards
  starring: Emily Woof, Clive Russell ...
Tricky - Aftermath

I don't know if Aftermath is also on the soundtrack, but according to IMDB it is in the film. 



   Narc (2002)
  directed by: Joe Carnahan
  starring:  Dan Leis, Jason Patric, Lloyd Adams...
The Baby Namboos feat. Tricky - Provoked


   Fastlane / TV / ep 1.9 (2002)
  directed by: Leslie Libman
  starring: Peter Facinelli, Bill Bellamy, Tiffani Thiessen...
Tricky - Excess

This is  a TV series, I don't know if a soundtrack recording exists. According to the Internet Movie database the song is used in the episode "Get your mack on" (season 1, episode 9).




   Without A Trace / TV / ep 2.6 (2003)
  directed by: Paul Holahan
  starring: Anthony LaPaglia, Poppy Montgomery...
Tricky - Scrappy Love

According to IMDb the episode "Our sons and daughters" (seaso n2, episode 6) of this TV series uses "Scrappy Love". The series is produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, for whom Tricky wrote some music, so maybe there is even more (unknown) Tricky music in there somewhere???



   Veronica Guerin (2003)
  directed by: Joel Schumacher
  starring: Cate Blanchett, Gerard McSorley...
Tricky - Aftermath

The song is not on the soundtrack, but as you can read on the Internet movie database it is used in the film.



   The O.C. / TV / ep 1.6 (2003)
  directed by: Steven Robman
  starring: Mischa Barton, Adam Brody, ....
Tricky - Hollow

According to IMDb this TV series used the song "Hollow" in the episode "The Girlfriend" (season 1, episode 6).



   The O.C. / TV / ep 1.26 (2004)
  directed by: James Marshall
  starring: Mischa Barton, Adam Brody, ...
Tricky - How High

According to IMDb this TV series used the song "How High" in the episode "The Strip" (season 1, episode 26).



  click here to see a bigger pic  Clean (2004)
  directed by: Olivier Assayas
  starring: Maggie Cheung,  Nick Nolte, Beatrice Dalle, Tricky....
Tricky & Liz Densmore - Breakaway

You can listen to a short snippet of this song at Fnac or in the discography. Tricky also has a guest appearance as himself in this movie and performs the song (see above).



   Rupture (2005)
  directed by: Shane Ward
  starring: Nick Barkla, Damian Walshe-Howling 
Tricky - Bury the evidence

This is an Australian short film (6 min. long) inspired and filmed to the music of 'Bury the evidence', as you can read on IMDb.



   World Shut Your Mouth (2005)
  directed by: Dom Joly
  starring: Dom Joly
Tricky - Abbaon Fat Tracks

This is a TV comedy show on BBC. You can get the soundtrack from Amazon.

   Hell To Pay (2005)
  directed by: Roberto Gomez Martin 
  starring: Dave Courtney, Terry Stone, Andy Beckwith, .... 
Tricky - ???

This is a semi-autobiographical film about Dave Courtney (playing a gangster named Dave Malone). According to IMBb this movie uses music by Tricky, but it doesn't say which song or songs. Tricky sampled Dave Courtney telling his story for "Product of the environment" (see discography or this little special page).



   Sleeper Cell / TV / ep 1.8 (2005)
  directed by: Nick Gomez
  starring: Michael Ealy, Oded Fehr, .... 
Tricky - Hell is round the corner? Black Steel?

This is a TV series, which used the song "Hell is round the corner" in the episode "Intramural" (according IMDb). Although the soundtrack has the song "Black Steel", as you can see here.



   Alien Autopsy (2006)
  directed by: Jonny Campbell
  starring:  Declan Donnelly, Bill Pullman, Ant McPartlin...
Tricky - Aftermath


   .45 (2006)
  directed by: Gary Lennon
  starring: Milla Jovovich, Stephen Dorff, Angus Macfadyen ...
Tricky feat. Costanza - Devil In Me (feat. Costanza) (unreleased otherwise!)

This song is only released on a very rare promo CD (see discography). It is featured in this film, according to IMDB. I couldn't find out if a soundtrack recording exists.



   The Book Of Revelation (2006)
  directed by: Ana Kokkinos
  starring: Tom Long, Greta Scacchi, Tom Friels ...
Tricky - Abbaon Fat Tracks (not on the soundtrack)


   Skins / TV / ep 1.5 (2007)
  directed by: Minkie Spiro
  starring: Joseph Dempsie,  Mike Bailey, April Pearson...
Tricky - Hell is round the corner

According to IMDb this TV series used the song "Hell is round the corner" in the episode "Sid" (season 1, episode 5). Ironically it takes place in Bristol. The soundtrack can be bought at Amazon.



   Transporter 3 (2008)
  directed by: Olivier Megaton
  starring:  Jason Statham, Natalya Rudakova ...
Tricky - Hell is round the corner


   Dissolved Girl (2008)
  directed by: Milan Andrijasevice
  starring: Milan Andrijasevic, Ryan Griffiths, ...
Tricky - ???

This is a short film that uses music by Tricky (according to IMDB), but I don't know which song or songs. 



   Chuck / TV / ep 2.5 (2008)
  directed by: Norman Buckley
  starring: Zachary Levi, Yvonne Strahovski, Joshua Gomez, ...
Tricky - Council Estate

According to IMDb the episode "Chuck versus Tom Sawyer" (season 2 ep. 5) uses Council Estate.



   One Day (2011)
  directed by: Lone Scherfig
  starring: Anne Hathaway, Jim Sturgess, Patricia Clarkson, ...
Tricky - Aftermath (Hip Hop Blues)

You can listen to the song on Soundcloud.


   Attack Of La Nia (2011)
  directed by: Scott Gaffney, Murray Wais
Mark Abma, Ingrid Backstrom, Bobby Brown ...
Tricky - Evolution Revolution Love

I couldn't find a soundtrack of this movie, but various website say that the song is used in the movie...


   17 Girls (2011)
  directed by:  Delphine Coulin, Muriel Coulin
Louise Grinberg, Juliette Darche, Roxane Duran ...
Tricky - Puppy Toy 

I couldn't find a soundtrack of this movie, but various websites say that the song is used in the movie...


   Whore's Glory (2011)
  directed by:  Michael Glawogger
starring: Emma, Ning, Toh, Wat, ...  (it's a documentary)
Tricky - Taxi 

This is a documentary about prostitutes in Thailand, according to IMDb it uses "Taxi" (bonus track on "Angels With Dirty Faces"). 


   Good Cop / TV / theme song (2012)
  directed by: Sam Miller
  starring: Michael Angelis, Warren Brown, Don Gayle , ...
Tricky - Armies

This song (unreleased so far) was chosen as the theme song for the TV series "Good Cop" (see the opening on Vimeo or You Tube.). You can read here why they've chosen this particular song. You can listen to the song on Spotify or on You Tube. The vocals are by Francesca Belmonte, if I'm not mistaken. Tricky mentions it in an interview with The Independent in April 2012 as the first single, but it was never released. Spotify lists it as a bonus track of the album "False Idols", but it wasn't on any version of it.


   Diaz: Don't Clean Up This Blood (2012)
  directed by: Daniele Vicari
  starring: Claudio Santamaria, Jennifer Ulrich, Elio Germano, ...
Tricky - Evolution Revolution Love


   One Night Stand / TV / ep 2.5 (2013)
  directed by: John Karsko
  starring: Ryan Kiser, Pete Duffy, Brandon Van Vliet, ...
Tricky - Puppy Toy

According to IMDb the episode "Hope it was worth it" (season 2, episode 5) uses Puppy Toy.



   Les Tmoins / TV / ep 1.1 (2014)
  directed by: Hrve Hadmar
  starring: Thierry Lhermitte, Marie Dompnier, Laurent Lucas, ... 
Tricky - We Don't Die

This is a french TV mini series, according to IMDb the first episode of season 1 uses music by Tricky.



   The Nineties / TV (2014)
  directed by: Nico Wasserman
  starring: Kathy Burke, Keith Allen, Tricky, ... (it's a documentary)
Tricky - Black Steel

This is a TV documentary about the Nineties, you can watch it on You Tube. Tricky appears from  10.52 mins on and then in a segment about Bristol from 20.30 on. It also uses the song Karmacoma and Black Steel (at 23.28). 



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