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Best Men (1997)

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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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Rated R for strong violence and language | See all certifications »
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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 »

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Teddy: [while he is talking on the phone] Oh, I understand.
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References Dog Day Afternoon (1975) See more »

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Cold Summer
Performed by Buffalo Daughter
Written & Produced by Buffalo Daughter
Recorded & Mixed by Zak
Appears on 'Captain Vapour Athletes' (GR030)
Courtesy of Grand Royal Records
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An amazing piece of work
25 April 1999 | by See all my reviews

I rented this movie because...well to be honest it was to see Drew Barrymore, but I got much more out of it than just that. The story was beautifully written and played out. This movie shows the definition of true friendship. It's nice to see a film where everyone is not out to protect themselves, but to keep the people they care about under safety's wing.

The acting was all around nice. No really outstanding performances, but certainly no one who demeaned the film and the performances of others.


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