A seedy nightclub owner recruits eight violent gangsters for an elaborate heist, but when they all begin to compare notes, they find they're pawns in a dangerous game of doublecross.

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Pete Tunnell
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Gina Walker
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Dominic
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Benny Hayes
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Deke Anthony
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Billy Knox
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Kerry DeVain
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George Daniels
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Mifune
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Junkyard Owner
Roger Marks ...
Junkyard Man
Nick Nahas ...
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Storyline

A crafty nightclub owner (Jack) brings together a group of small time hoods and teams them up in unusual pairs (black man and white racist, Ivy Leaguer and simpleton) for a set of multiple heists which turn out to be an elaborate double cross against a notorious gangster (Dominic). During an extended standoff in a nightclub between Jack and his band of thieves and Dominic's henchman, the hoods discover why Jack brought them all together for what amounts to a suicidal mission. Written by Jesse Garon <grifter@primenet.com>

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It was a chance of a lifetime. If they lived that long.


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Rated R for strong bloody violence, strong language, nudity and some drug use | See all certifications »

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In the scene with Deke & Gina where they are talking about him bringing his mother, you see the boom mic for about a second. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Jack: And in exchange for this unbelievable opportunity I'm giving you, I will ask each of you for one favor someday. If any here thinks there's even the slightest possible of not returning that favor, they should be out that goddamn door so fast, that their ass catches fire.
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Dead Man's Party
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Written by Danny Elfman
Performed by Oingo Boingo
MCA Records
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Pleasantly surprised
6 February 2007 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

I just saw this film for the first time (Feb 07). I bought it for a buck on VHS. I'd never heard of it and realized the cast was a definite B-level cast at best, but I thought, what the heck? Just a buck.

I was pleasantly surprised. It's definitely no great film, but I actually enjoyed it. Sure, it's cheesy here and there, and it would've benefited from better direction. But I'd call it a hidden gem for any crime film fan to find.

An original, if bizarre, premise leads to some left-field drama and several genuinely funny moments. It's simply one of those late-night pleasures.


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