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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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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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Scott Rosenberg wrote the script in two weeks. It was partly in reaction to the death of his father from cancer. 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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Joe Heff: Jimmy the Saint Tosnia. He went to seminary school but lost the calling. But in his day... the bitches' bastard!
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References Casablanca (1942) See more »

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I Want Celeste To Burn
Performed by Skywalker Symphony Orchestra
Written by Alan Silvestri
Courtesy of Paramount Pictures
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flawed but inspired
8 October 1999 | by (Paris, Texas) – See all my reviews

Next to Garcia's work in INTERNAL AFFAIRS, this is really one of his best performances... It's a rich film on every level, and it's too bad the film was caught -- back in 1995 -- in the backlash of Tarantino madness. Scott Rosenberg has a unique voice as a writer, and this film attempts to create its own reality. All those who say they 'hate' this film should rent their copy of HAPPY GILMORE and keep their opinions to themselves. Needless to say, this is a film that provokes and p***es people off and one which should be viewed without conventional expectations...


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