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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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Crime | Drama

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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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This Is My Life
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Classic modern noir
25 November 2002 | by (Hereford, England) – See all my reviews

I CAN imagine telling someone this film is 'a reputable film of inherently admirable qualities' - a wide-ranging score, sharp cinematography, a beautiful elegiac tone and a killer script all provide the foundations for one of the most surprising films I've seen. Andy Garcia's A-list performance is superbly supported by a host of brilliantly- cast characters, with Treat Williams, Christopher Lloyd and the malevolent

Christopher Walken outstanding.

The whole film just sits really well - all the small background details help the plot, flesh out the characters and culture or provide telling counterpoints to the situation.

Highly recommended, for those who like their films stylish, well-acted and

intelligent.


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