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Albino Alligator (1996)

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While escaping from a foiled robbery attempt, three thieves find themselves surrounded by police at a New Orleans bar--only they're not the people the police are searching for.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Agent #1
Agent #2
Agent #3
Tulsy Ball ...
A.T.F. Agent


Three petty thieves who the police believe to be major criminals are chased into a basement bar where they take five hostages including all the bar employees. The rest of the movie deals with the cops lurking outside the bar while the trio try to get hold of the situation inside. Written by Danny Paikov <deepee@netvision.net.il>

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Deliberate sacrifice for deliberate gain. See more »


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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

17 January 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Albiino alligaattori  »

Box Office


$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$188,050 (USA) (24 January 1997)


$326,308 (USA) (7 February 1997)

Company Credits

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Spacey made it a point to keep a lot of the violence off-screen, focusing mostly on the performances and the directorial flourishes. See more »


Because of the city's proximity to sea level, it is difficult, if not impossible to have underground (basement) dwellings in New Orleans. See more »


[first lines]
Agent #1: Why do I always get the shit-end of these assignment? I'd like to ask that question.
Agent #2: [chuckles] What the hell were you expecting, Bobby, Waco?
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References 'G' Men (1935) See more »


Ill Wind (You're Blowin' Me No Good)
Written by Harold Arlen and Ted Koehler
Performed by Jimmy Scott, Michael Stipe, Michael Brook & Flea
Used by permission of EMI Mills Music Inc.,
SA Music Co., Fred Ahlert Music Corp. (ASCAP)
Jimmy Scott, Michael Stipe & Flea appear courtesy of Warner Bros. Records
Michael Brook appears courtesy of 4AD
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An admirable cast, but a slow movie
22 February 2003 | by (Ljubljana, Slovenia) – See all my reviews

Kevin Spacey's first try at the director's chair is a nice one to say the least, but he could have done much much more with the actors. There are just to many great and known actors in this movie and sadly not enough screen time for every one of them. But this movie has other things to offer; besides the good photography, the nice music and a strong cast it draws its energy from the script that has some great moment(albino aligator), but somehow fails to deliver in the end. "Albino Aligator" will appeal to those who like a dark crime movie but is just to plain to be something more. 6/10

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