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

R  |   |  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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They can die quickly. They can die slowly. But they must die! See more »

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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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1 December 1995 (USA)  »

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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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Film title is taken from a Warren Zevon song of the same name, from his 1991 release "Mr. Bad Example". See more »

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When Pieces meets Jimmy at the amusement park, he arrives and approaches bareheaded. When they part, he has a hat. See more »

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Jimmy 'The Saint' Tosnia: What's your name?
Dagney: Dagney
Jimmy 'The Saint' Tosnia: That's a beautiful name. Can I ask you one single, impulsive question? Are you in love at the present moment? I'm not the type of guy to impede on another man's happiness but if the answer is "No" I'd like to continue with my rhapsody. Has anybody ever told you that you glide?
Dagney: What?
Jimmy 'The Saint' Tosnia: It's a very special quality, every other girl in this place merely plods along but you glide, girls who glide need guys who make them thump.
Dagney: What's Thump?
Jimmy 'The Saint' Tosnia: You think about him, you can't eat,...
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You Always Hurt The One You Love
Performed by The Mills Brothers
Written by Allan Roberts (as Allen Roberts), and Doris Fisher (as Doris Fischer)
Courtesy of MCA Records
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Overlooked crime flick
7 March 2003 | by See all my reviews

"Things to Do in Denver... When You're Dead" is a smart little crime flick that may not add anything to the genre but is an enjoyable ride. Andy Garcia is thoroughly charming as the honourable Jimmy the Saint who is under increasing time pressure to fix things before his crew get killed for a botched job. Other cast members also put in good performances, while if you are a fan of Steve Buscemi this film probably contains his "coolest" work to date.

"Things to Do..."'s greatest flaw is its slow exposition. It takes a while for things to get moving, by which time you may be questioning why you are watching this movie. Stick with it - "Things to Do in Denver... When You're Dead" is a crime film worth watching.


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