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Mad Dog and Glory (1993)

R  |   |  Comedy, Crime, Drama  |  5 March 1993 (USA)
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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
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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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Robert De Niro was initially offered the role of gangster Frank Milo, but he insisted on playing the timid Wayne instead. See more »

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Wayne wears his class ring on his left hand, instead of his right hand which is the tradition. See more »

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[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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Midnight Train to Georgia
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Written by Jim Weatherly (as James Weatherly)
Performed by Gladys Knight & The Pips
Courtesy of Essex Entertainment, Inc.
By Arrangement with Celebrity Licensing, Inc.
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Odd love story.
24 November 2003 | by (Lisbon, Portugal) – See all my reviews

Contrary to what you might expect from a picture from the director of Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (John MacNaughton), producer Martin Scorsese and Academy Award Winner Robert De Niro, Mad Dog and Glory is not a violent movie neither a crime epic; in fact, it's an odd, strange, love story.

The `ruthless' mobster here is comic actor Bill Murray and De Niro plays the sweet, shy, repressed cop, uncomfortably dealing with in nature sensual Uma Thurman. I'm a huge De Niro fan and I also love the sarcastic Bill Murray. Mad Dog and Glory is sustained by this cold connection between the two actors, which appear to be playing reverse roles, but manage to be incredible believable and surprising as individual characters. Uma Thurman is charming as the girl in debt to the small-time crime boss and David Caruso delivers a solid, contained, performance.

There's a pacing problem in the script filled with wonderful dialogue, but if Mad Dog and Glory clearly fails to fit in the crime genre for its obvious reasons, it also does not totally success as a character driven comedy/drama because there's a lack of chemistry between the three main actors. I mean, De Niro plays a shy, introverted police photographer; Murray is sarcastic as always, funny but distant, and Thurman is in the middle of both, kind of lost.

I liked Mad Dog and Glory though it's not a magical movie; it's simply an odd love story, sometimes funny, always cold. It's a movie which has some common ingredients but manages to do something different.


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