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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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Storyline

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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They Planned The Perfect Crime... Until It All Went Perfectly Wrong! See more »

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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

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17 January 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Albiino alligaattori  »

Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

ITL 41,874,000 (Italy) (6 June 1997)
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Kevin Spacey consulted with legendary director Sidney Lumet on how best to make the film. See more »

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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 »

Quotes

[In a TV interview]
Jenny Ferguson: Agent Browning, can you shed some light on what's been happening here?
Agent Browning: Well, it looks like some goddamn stupid motherfucker has decided to take some poor innocent fucks hostage. Now we've been out here all fucking night trying to deal with this goddamn situation, but there hasn't been a fucking break yet. But we're sure as shit hopeful that everyone will be safe, and that we bring this motherfucker, or motherfuckers, as the case may be, to fucking justice. How's that?
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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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Grand Film, Small Scale
27 June 1999 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The look and feel of this film is that of live theatre. The minimalist approach in set and costume as well as simple, yet dramatic lighting, create an intimacy and immediacy which accents character development and showcases each actor's individual talents. Beautifully written, directed and acted, it's worth a look, and a look again. Most notable is the character of Law, portrayed by William Fichtner, whose electric intensity keeps the nerves raw and the eyes riveted. Kudos to Kevin Spacey for a deliciously original directorial debut.


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