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Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead (1995)

 -  Crime | Drama  -  1 December 1995 (USA)
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Five different criminals face imminent death after botching a job quite badly.

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Jimmy the Saint's business is videotaping the terminally-ill, so that they will be around to give 'Afterlife Advice' to their survivors. He hasn't been doing too well lately and has had to turn to loan-sharks to accomodate his failing business, as well as his expensive personal tastes. When an evil gangster-overlord buys up his note and demands a favor of Jimmy, in exchange for the interest that he can't afford, Jimmy capitulates. Jimmy is to scare someone for the gangster-overlord--really rough them up. Without giving too much away (spoiler), the scene goes down badly and Jimmy and his crew all end up with contracts on their heads for their trouble. Written by Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>

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Rated R for strong graphic violence and language, and for brief images of a sex film | See all certifications »

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Asuntos pendientes antes de morir  »

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$7,000,000 (estimated)

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ITL 126,606,000 (Italy) (4 April 1997)
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Jimmy 'The Saint' Tosnia: At the present time, are you in love?
Dagney: Why?
Jimmy 'The Saint' Tosnia: Because if you are, then I won't waste your time. I'm really not the type of man to impede another man's happiness. However, if you're not presently in love then I will continue my rhapsody, because if I may say so, Dagney, you are most definitely the bees' knees.
Dagney: Does this rap ever work?
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