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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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Storyline

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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One of five collaborations of music composer Elmer Bernstein and writer-producer-director Martin Scorsese the latter of whom acted in various capacities on each film. The movies include Cape Fear (1991), The Grifters (1990), Mad Dog and Glory (1993), Bringing Out the Dead (1999) and The Age of Innocence (1993). See more »

Goofs

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

Referenced in Broken Flowers (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Just a Gigolo
(1929)
Music by Leonello Casucci (as Leo Naello Casucci)
Lyrics by Irving Caesar (as Irving Caeser)
Performed by Louis Prima (together with "I Ain't Got Nobody")
Courtesy of Capitol Records
By Arrangement with CEMA Special Markets
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A Real Gem
3 August 2001 | by (Eastbourne, New Zealand) – See all my reviews

A terrifically good little film with a slick and funny script, consummate actors allowed to strut their stuff, a tight edit, and a wonderful sort of black humour that had me laughing out loud. Yes, it's fairly predictable, but I didn't mind knowing where it was heading because it was so much fun getting there.

That said, it's not a film for everyone. It's sort of a "Pretty Woman" meets "Fargo". If that combination doesn't appeal, then this film probably won't either. But I thought it was a real gem. Two big thumbs up.


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