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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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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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One of two Martin Scorsese movies released in 1993, with Scorsese as one of the producers on this movie, and with Scorsese directing and co-writing the screenplay of The Age of Innocence (1993). 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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Soundtracks

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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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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