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Mad Dog Time (1996)

 -  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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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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Sleepy Joe Carlisle
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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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Encantado de matarte  »

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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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Misunderstood yes. Terrible film? Heck no!
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Despite the disparaging comments by other reviewers here, and the savaging this film received by mainstream critics, I've got stand by my original assessment of the piece which I made in 1996 on its release. This is a taut, sardonically funny, very well done flick, and I think it's detractor's may be missing the point a bit by pointing out that it plays like a rough draft. Were not many of the so called `Rat Pack' movies nothing more than hastily thrown together vehicles for whatever `Packer' happened to be starring? Of course it's rough around the edges! Of course it never seems to be getting its own joke! Unfortunately the joke ends up being on the film itself because it does its job too well. It looks at the genre from the coatroom, behind a row of smoke-scented overcoats. If it looks and feels like the reels were left on a smoky card table for a few weeks before being run - then it's doing its job. It's that very patina that gives Mad Dog Time it's credentials as a well done and mutli-faceted darkly funny movie that belongs not so much with it's erstwhile Rat Pack brethren as has been suggested so often, but rather with The Player and other movies whose joy, in part, is the fact that the players are so clearly having a ball making the thing. Goldblum and Dreyfuss stand out from an altogether superb cast. Goldblum for his ability to keep the audience guessing as to whether or not he really feels as confident as his character acts throughout and Dreyfuss for proving that nobody in the business can look both smugly amused and supremely confused at the same time as well as he. That's all I have to say. Now I think I'll hop home, pack my bags and leave town.


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