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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 ... See full summary »

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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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Dean Cain dedicated his performance to the memory of his uncle, Lt. Col. George Eynon "Buzz" Thomas, USAF and his family. Dean's character in the movie shares the same name as his uncle. See more »

Quotes

Jesse: So, how's Mary?
Teddy: Oh, she hates me.
Jesse: Maybe it's just a phase... her hating you.
Teddy: Uh, huh... Oh no, she's pretty much hated me since the day I got her pregnant.
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References Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) See more »

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Hey Cowboy
Performed by Kostars
Written by Vivian Trimble
Recorded & Mixed by Josephine Wiggs at "Meat and Potatoes" Studio, assisted by Kate Schellenbach
Appears on 'Klassics with A K' (GR025)
Courtesy of Grand Royal Records
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A surprisingly complex and satisfying film
30 May 1999 | by See all my reviews

I too rented this movie because I am a Drew Barrymore fan, but wasn't sad that she had a relatively small part. That's not a dis on Drew (she did just fine), but more a commentary on how good a script it was. The acting was all around solid with Dean Cain leading the pack... and surprise, surprise, Andy Dick giving his comic character some interesting depth.

Did this movie get a theatrical release? If not, it's a shame... it's one of those small indie films that could really find an audience.


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