Mad Dog Time (1996)

R  |   |  Comedy, Crime, Drama  |  8 November 1996 (USA)
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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Grace Everly
Mr. Gottlieb
Jake Parker
Sleepy Joe Carlisle
Red Mash
Jules Flamingo
Lee Turner


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 <>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Bring your brains.


Comedy | Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, language and sexuality | See all certifications »




Release Date:

8 November 1996 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Encantado de matarte  »

Filming Locations:

Box Office


$8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


$80,026 (USA) (15 November 1996)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Joey Bishop, in his final film, plays a character named 'Mr. Gottlieb'. Bishop's real name is Joseph Abraham Gottlieb. See more »


Ben London: [on Jake's pills] Nitroglicerine my ass. Those are tic tacs.
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Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Two of a Kind (2014) See more »


C'est si bon
Music by Henri Betti
French lyrics by André Hornez
English lyrics by Jerry Seelen
Performed by Dean Martin
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Mad Dog Time/Trigger Happy: Gabriel Byrne
16 May 2005 | by (Berlin, NJ, USA) – See all my reviews

If you are used to seeing Gabriel Byrne in serious roles such as Tom in Millers Crossing or Keaton in The Usual Suspects I recommend you take a look at this film. Even if you are not a fan of Gabriel Byrne in particular, all the actors in this film give really great performances. If you've got about eleven bucks (that is close to nine quid) I say order it online, or rent it from you favorite movie rental place. Guaranteed to make you laugh, whether or not you normally like gangster type movies. Mad Dog Time/Trigger Happy is one of those movies you never forget, and find yourself watching over and over. You will talk about it so much your friends will be begging to borrow it.

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