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Mad Dog and Glory (1993)

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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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Pavletz
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Shanlon
Guy Van Swearingen ...
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Tommy the Bartender
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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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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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During the filming of a fight scene Bill Murray accidentally broke Robert De Niro's nose. See more »

Goofs

In the initial scene when the driver is shot in the head, in order for his blood to have splattered on the window in the manner that it did, the bullet would have had to pass through his head and then through the window. 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 »

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I Ain't Got Nobody
(1915)
Music by Spencer Williams
Lyrics by Roger Graham
Performed by Louis Prima (together with "Just a Gigolo")
Courtesy of Capitol Records
By Arrangement with CEMA Special Markets
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Surprising casting, great acting, ambiguous message (and that's a good thing).
18 July 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

If you don't like movies that are adequately summarized in a 20 second spot, if you do like to see actors work against stereotypical expectations and do it well, if you don't believe people or endings are all good or all bad and you're OK with that, this might be a movie you will want to add to your collection. DeNiro is doing the expected only in that he is practicing his patented shape shifting technique -- I found his characterization both believable and involving. Murray gives his first great serious performance -- who knew he could be menacing? Uma is hard to figure, in the way conflicted people often really are. David Caruso gives the most out-there performance I have seen from him, and in this movie it works. (I didn't know him in his first TV cop series, but this character is nothing like the one he plays in CSI Miami.) You might even find yourself rethinking what really happened, and liking that, too.


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