Kuffs (1992)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Comedy, Crime  |  10 January 1992 (USA)
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George Kuffs didn't finish high-school, just lost his job and his girlfriend who still is in college is pregnant. Since he can't see how he can support her, he thinks she is better off ... See full summary »


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George Kuffs didn't finish high-school, just lost his job and his girlfriend who still is in college is pregnant. Since he can't see how he can support her, he thinks she is better off without him. So he visits his elder brother, Brad, to squeze him for a loan so he can go to Brazil where there's a gold-rush going on. Unfortunately Brad is killed and George is suddenly the owner of Brad's "patrol special" district. Written by Lars J. Aas <larsa@colargol.edb.tih.no>

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When you have attitude - who needs experience?


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10 January 1992 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ein Kerl zum Schießen  »

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$21,142,815 (USA)

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The script was written specifically for Christian Slater in mind for the title role. See more »


When Kuffs is running and Ted is laying down cover fire, you can see that the gun is empty. See more »


[first lines]
Maya: [breathless] George...
George Kuffs: Uh huh.
Maya: I'm pregnant, George.
George Kuffs: Are you sure?
Maya: Yes.
George Kuffs: Well, how long?
Maya: Over 2 months.
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The precinct.
28 November 2005 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

Never saw this movie during its commercial run, but we caught with it on cable recently. "Kuffs", directed by Bruce Evans, was a surprise we didn't expect. In fact, it appears not too many people saw it. The movie is a mixture of action and comedy, which might not sit well with a lot of people, but in fact, it holds our attention.

Something the film shows didn't make sense to us. It seems that in San Francisco certain precincts charge ordinary citizens for its protection, something one has never heard of. In fact, at the center of the film, is how one criminal makes an offer to the young Kuffs, who has inherited the job from his slain brother. That is the only thing we didn't quite get.

In the film, George Kuffs talks directly to the camera, taking the viewer into his confidence, which at the beginning feels strange, but after one gets over that, the film moves smoothly and one can see what the director intended. In the theater these moments are asides, and in the film it serves as George's way to explain what's going on in his mind.

Christian Slater made a good contribution to the film, although it appears he never liked the finished product. Milla Jovovich plays Milla, but she is only seen at the beginning, middle and at the end of the film, which is strange, but that's the way her part was written. Also in the cast, Tony Goldwyn who has some excellent moments and George de la Pena who plays the heavy Sam Jones.

"Kuffs" is more rewarding than other films of this genre.

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