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Best Men (1997)

R  |   |  Action, Comedy, Crime  |  17 October 1997 (USA)
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The film opens with 4 tuxedo clad men showing up at a penitentiary to meet a friend who has just been released after three years in prison and is going straight from the jail to marry his girl friend. En route to the wedding, one of the men asks to stop by a bank to pick up some cash. As it turns out, he is a wanted bank robber who uses Shakespeare passages during his robberies and thus has become known as "Hamlet". Soon all five men are caught up in the bank and involved in the robbery as they end up in a hostage situation. The hostage negotiator shows up who turns out to be Hamlet's father. As the men are all known to those being robbed, this quirky comedy takes a left turn as their hostages all work to support the men. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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$10,000,000 (estimated)
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Despite the fact that this was filmed in Super 35, "Filmed in Panavision" is listed in the end credits. See more »

Quotes

Jesse: I'm letting you go.
Hope: You're letting me go? That is so, so male!
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References Speed (1994) See more »

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Burn To Shine
Performed by Ben Lee
Written by Ben Lee
Produced by T Bone Burnett
Engineered and Mixed by Patrick McCarthy
Courtesy of Grand Royal Records
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Contains elements of M*A*S*H
3 June 2000 | by (Towanda PA) – See all my reviews

An entertaining movie from beginning to end. It delivers a clever story line with a blend of humor, drama and tragedy reminiscent of the TV series M*A*S*H. I was a bit surprised by the relatively low average score, but the statistics indicate that a healthy percentage of viewers found the story compelling as I did.


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