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Mad Dog Time (1996)

With his boss in the madhouse, a mobster is temporary boss of the criminal empire just as vicious rivals threaten the control of the empire.

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Vic
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Grace Everly
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Nick
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Mr. Gottlieb
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Jake Parker
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Gabriella
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Sleepy Joe Carlisle
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Red Mash
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Jules Flamingo
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Lee Turner
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Storyline

Mob boss Vic returns to business from madhouse. Meanwhile his best and quickest assistant Mickey Holliday is having an affair with Vic's girl Grace Everly and, at the same time, with her sister Rita Everly. What will Vic do? Whom will he kill? Is he really insane and weak? Many other mobsters, including Jake Parker, WackyJacky Jackson and Ben London think he's not so powerful anymore and hope to take his place. Written by Sergey Ukladov <yook@glasnet.ru>

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Bring your brains.

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Comedy | Crime | Drama

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Rated R for violence, language and sexuality | See all certifications »
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8 November 1996 (USA)  »

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Trigger Happy  »

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Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$41,480 (USA) (8 November 1996)

Gross:

$80,026 (USA) (15 November 1996)
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Joey Bishop, in his final film, plays a character named 'Mr. Gottlieb'. Bishop's real name is Joseph Abraham Gottlieb. See more »

Quotes

Vic: Ben, go home. Pack your bags, and leave town.
Ben London: Nobody tells Ben London what to do any more!
Vic: [shoots Ben in the leg] Ben, hop home, pack your bags, and leave town.
Ben London: I'll hop home whenever I fucking feel like it!
Vic: [shoots the other leg] Now, Ben, roll home, pack your bags, and leave town.
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Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Two of a Kind (2014) See more »

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I've Got the World on a String
Written by Harold Arlen and Ted Koehler
Performed by Frank Sinatra
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Enjoyable Film; See it for yourself
25 June 2004 | by (Casa de Schafer, California) – See all my reviews

Why this film was savaged when it was released is beyond me. It's a comedy for Pete's sake, not Macbeth. I'll admit the structure is a little strange and the characters are quirky to say the least. But it reminds me of Barton Fink in style. Maybe you have to be in a certain mood to really enjoy it. But give it a chance. There's a bit of everything here; Henry Silva doing a great Burt Reynold's laugh right to Burt's face; Ellen Barkin as sexy and nutty as ever; Richard Dreyfuss as the manic mob boss; and last but not least Gabriel Byrne as the flunky who would be king. Maybe I'm mistaken, but I think the critics got this one waaaay wrong. So, watch it and make up your mind.


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