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

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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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)  »

Also Known As:

Asuntos pendientes antes de morir  »

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$7,000,000 (estimated)

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$529,766
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Scott Rosenberg wrote the script in two weeks. It was partly in reaction to the death of his father from cancer. See more »

Goofs

When we first meet Christopher Walken's character, his feeding tube keeps changing positions. See more »

Quotes

Critical Bill: My new motto: Fuck the head!
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Connections

Features Virtua Fighter Remix (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

Mile High
Performed by Morphine
Written by Mark Sandman
Courtesy of Rykodisc
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Inventive Thriller
7 September 1998 | by See all my reviews

This is an excellent film that has interesting characters, a tricky plot line and alot of cool phrases/sayings. This is a movie critizied for copying Pulp Fiction, but it's not the same kind of movie. It's script was made before Pulp Fiction and is more complex then Pulp fiction. Steve Buscemi is a standout in the cast as a deadly hitman named Mr. Shh, and also noticeable is Treat Williams who is the psychotic Critical Bill. This is a totally original film that should be recognized and talked about, it only had bad timing on it's release.


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