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Simple Men (1992)

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Bitter about being double-crossed by the women he loved, (and with the police after him to boot), Bill vows to seduce the next woman he sees, then throw her away. His brother Dennis, ... See full summary »

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Cast

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Bill McCabe (as Robert Burke)
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Dennis McCabe
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Kate
Elina Löwensohn ...
Elina
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Martin
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Mike (as Mark Bailey)
Chris Cooke ...
Vic
Jeffrey Howard ...
Ned Rifle
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Joe Stevens ...
Jack
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Marietta Marich ...
Mom (Meg)
John MacKay ...
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Mary
Richard Reyes ...
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Bitter about being double-crossed by the women he loved, (and with the police after him to boot), Bill vows to seduce the next woman he sees, then throw her away. His brother Dennis, meanwhile, is equally determined to track down their long lost father, a revolutionary who has been in hiding for 20 years. For different reasons, both leave New York and head for Long Island, out of money, and short on ideas. D:"Long Island is a a terminal moraine." B:"What's that?" D:"It's the material left behind when a glacier recedes." D:"Gee, then what the hell are we waiting for?" Written by Stuart Criley <scriley@welchlink.welch.jhu.edu>

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There's no such thing as adventure and romance, only trouble and desire.

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Crime | Drama | Romance

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »
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6 November 1992 (UK)  »

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Begär, besvär och enkla män  »

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$3,000,000 (estimated)

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$141,554 (USA)
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1.66 : 1
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Trivia

"There's no such thing as adventure. There's no such thing as romance. There's only trouble and desire." It's probably the best-known phrase of this movie, but actually it's a quote from 'Lang, Fritz''s movie _Dr. Mabuse, der Spieler (1922)_. See more »

Quotes

Sheriff: Kate, this man we're dealing with is quite possibly a dangerous criminal.
Kate: How do you know?
Sheriff: What do you mean how do I know?
Kate: What is it that makes a man dangerous anyway?
Sheriff: [frustrated] Look, I'm asking the questions here, okay.
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References Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) See more »

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Kool Thing
Written and Performed by Sonic Youth
Published by Savage Conquest Music, BMI
Sonic Youth appears courtesy of DGC records
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That person is sooo wrong
21 January 1999 | by (nyc) – See all my reviews

This movie is amazing. In a lot of ways it is an extremely painful movie to watch, watching people create their own destruction, watching the action play out a certain inevitability. But it's different also from a lot of stories, in that this kind of arc does not just continue on to its logical conclusion. The characters do not simply hurtle forth, but are always capable of thinking, changing. Really, really good.


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