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Blood and Concrete (1991)

R  |   |  Comedy, Crime  |  13 September 1991 (USA)
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A car thief and a punk rocker fall in love as they become embroiled in deaths attributed to an aphrodisiac.

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Joey Turks
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Mona
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Hank Dick
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Lance
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Bart
Nicholas Worth ...
Spuntz
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Sammy Rhodes
Steve Freedman ...
Lounge Lizard
Billy Bastiani ...
Mort (as William Bastiani)
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Stone (as Pat Cupo)
Patrick O'Bryan ...
Barton (as Pat O'Bryan)
Tracy Coley ...
Ack
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Old Lady
Lyvingston Holmes ...
Thelma
Andy Prieboy ...
Mona's Band
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A car thief and a punk rocker fall in love as they become embroiled in deaths attributed to an aphrodisiac.

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Since 8:00, Joey's been stabbed, chased, followed by the cops, made love to, and accused of murder. It's 8:45.

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Comedy | Crime

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Rated R for language, violence, sensuality, and drug content | See all certifications »

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13 September 1991 (USA)  »

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Blood and Concrete, a Love Story  »

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When Hank Dick (Darren McGavin) takes the hot dog from Joey Turks (Billy Zane), it has a bite taken off of one end, even though Joey has not yet taken a bite (and the fact that it has a bite off one end appears to be deliberately concealed by the wrapper and its handling, but becomes apparent as soon as Hank picks it up). Hank then takes a bite off the other end, so that it has a bite taken off of both ends. In the next shot, Hank is holding a complete hot dog that has had no bites taken off of it. In the next shot, Hank is holding a hot dog with a bite off of only one end and he is chewing that bite. These shots appear to have been placed out of sequence in the film. See more »

Quotes

Joey Turks: Why were you trying to kill yourself?
Mona: 'Cause I'm fucked up.
Joey Turks: So am I, so is everybody, so what?
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One Girl in a Million
Performed by Jennifer Beals
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Brilliant Movie
24 March 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

If you get a chance to catch this obscure movie, you're in for a treat. What could be more fun than a wannabe criminal (Joey Turks) who is too honest to get beyond petty thief, being chased by a gay hit-man and his fat crime boss (Spuntz), being framed by an aging police detective (Hank Dick) for the murder of a low-life trash talking' drug dealer, and as fate would have it, finding the girl of his dreams and falling in love - all on the same day. Nevermind the run-ins with the wannabe-masochist ex boyfriend and the criminal turned philosopher turned daddy... No, Joey has bigger problems! It seems that someone has stolen the entire supply of a new street drug called libido from H. Spunz who is very unhappy. Spunz thinks Joey took the drugs and Detective Dick thinks Joey will lead him to Spunz. All Joey wants to do is get out of town.

This brilliantly-written and superbly cast movie is entertaining from start to finish. The characters are so well conceived that you'll laugh just looking at them. The hit-man (Bart) and ex-boyfriend (Lance) are especially funny. Jennifer Beals (Mona) and Billy Zane (Joey) turn in exceptional performances in their roles. There is a certain sweetness about their fateful meeting and subsequent falling in love amidst the chaos. This movie is great fun - not meant to be taken seriously - entirely enjoyable nonetheless. If you get a chance to rent the video or see it on cable, you're in for a treat!


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