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Scudder is a detective with the Sheriff's Department who is forced to shoot a violent suspect during a narcotics raid. The ensuing psychological aftermath of this shooting worsens his drinking problem and this alcoholism causes him to lose his job, as well as his marriage. During his recovery through Alcoholics Anonymous, he meets a mysterious stranger who draws him back into a world of vice. In trying to help this beautiful woman, he must enter a crime-world of prostitution and drugs to solve a murder, while resisting the temptation to return to his alcohol abuse. Written by Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>

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$18,000,000 (estimated)

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$1,305,114 (USA)
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The residence was where Angel Moldonado (Andy Garcia) lives is called the O'Neill House built by O'Neill in 1978. O'Neill was a fan of Gaudi. In the movie, Angel talks quite a bit about Antoni Gaudi and how he inspired the unusual home. Areas of the property that were shown in the flick include the guest house and interiors. The house is located at 507 N Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, CA. The house was also featured in a season 1 episode of Beverly Hills 90210 and was the house where Richard Gere stole a blue 1957 Thunderbird from in the 1983 movie Breathless. See more »

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During the showdown a cop guns down two criminals in the van, but the windshield piercing explosives malfunction and fail to detonate anywhere near in sync with the shot handgun. See more »

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Angel Moldonado: OK, OK, OK. My fault. I'm sorry. I didn't get laid today.
Matthew 'Matt' Scudder: Well, we've all got our problems.
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Ex-cop Jeff Bridges wants to bring down drug dealer Andy Garcia
31 May 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"8 Million Ways to Die" is a neo-noir that seems not to have much of an original story but yet this movie has a good many memorable scenes and performances that make it stand out and deliver the entertainment goods.

Jeff Bridges is a major Hollywood star and he shows why in this film. He is immensely believable as an alcoholic ex-cop trying to kick the habit. He keeps us interested the whole way as he investigates a murder. Andy Garcia is a worthy drug lord opponent who comes up against Bridges in a bunch of different scenes. It's always a better movie when we see these confrontations between good guy and bad guy and when they seem real. This movie has that. The next to last confrontation is a doozie, involving an extended Mexican standoff. Randy Brooks moves in and out at crucial times. There are two ladies of the night involved, Alexandra Paul (who briefly goes fully nude) and Rosanna Arquette who keeps her clothes on in this one.

I wouldn't worry about who wrote what in the script or who directed what or the trials and tribulations of getting this film in the can. I wouldn't worry too much about its rough edges, which seem to include some improvisation. Just sit back and take it for what it is, a tale that's not really complex but is still gripping and entertaining.


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