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Mad Dog and Glory (1993)

After his life is saved by a lonely cop, a mobster who moonlights as a stand-up comedian provides the cop with a beautiful young companion.

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Shanlon
Guy Van Swearingen ...
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Wayne Dobie is a shy police photographer who saves the life of crime boss Frank Milo. Greatful, Milo insists on being Wayne's friend, offering him the companionship of "Glory", one of his employees. Wayne is thus in a difficult situation: he can't be seen to be fraternising with criminals, and he's unsure about how to deal with Glory. Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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A cop who'd rather be an artist. A mobster who'd rather be a comic. And a woman who'd rather be anywhere but between them.

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Comedy | Crime | Drama | Romance

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

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5 March 1993 (USA)  »

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$11,081,586 (USA)
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Trivia

Debut film as a producer of screenwriter Richard Price, who was an Executive Producer. See more »

Goofs

In the scene at the police station where Wayne is typing up a report while he talks to Frank, he uses white-out to correct a mistake. But since he's using a multi-part form, the typo would only be fixed on the top copy. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Dealer in Car: Yo fellas, what's up?
Driver: Same old same old.
Dealer in Car: I got meatballs, I got ready rocks, I got gumballs. Shit, I even got gas starter kits.
Shooter: Jumbos, two-twentys.
Dealer in Car: Two-twentys'll be 40.
Shooter: [flashing bills] You break this?
Dealer in Car: I ain't no cash machine.
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Referenced in Broken Flowers (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

That Old Black Magic
(1942)
Music by Harold Arlen
Lyrics by Johnny Mercer
Performed by Louis Prima and Keely Smith
Courtesy of Capitol Records
By Arrangement with CEMA Special Markets
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One of the great ones
21 October 2000 | by (Wapakoneta, Ohio) – See all my reviews

Time and time again I try to see movie comedy try to transcend its material to create some sort of comic lunacy. They take all their characters and exagerate them to the point of being caricatures instead. MAD DOG & GLORY could very well have done that to Milo, Glory and Wayne. But instead of making a mockery out of their world for simple laughs and guffaws, director McNaughton plays the comedy at human level, in turn making this little gem something different. Every project John McNaughton takes on seems to be effectively low-keyed. He made HENRY one of the most frightening and violent films of the 90's by playing down the glorification of violence. He did it this time with the comedic material in MAD DOG & GLORY, making us laugh with its characters, and not at them. As for the acting? Impeccable.


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