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Boogie Boy (1998)

R  |   |  Crime, Thriller  |  17 November 1998 (USA)
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A man who has just been released from prison vows to start a new life, but is put to the test when an old cellmate appears.

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Jesse Page is an ex-convict whom wants to go straight, but has problems with his former cell mate Larry whom wants Jesse's help with his friends for a drug deal. But when the deal goes sour and the thugs whom try to rip them off end up getting killed, Jesse and the others are forced to flee. Jesse and Larry hide out in an dilapidated motel in the California desert where Jesse decides on a change by going to Detroit to join a band he played at. But with Larry tagging along, brings up more complications, as well as the eccentric motel owner Edsel and his crazed ex-stripper wife Hester, while the drug dealers slowly begin to close in on all of them. Written by Anonymous

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Cross the line... ...pay the price.

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Rated R for strong drug content, violence and language | See all certifications »
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Cocaine Blues - Ein tödlicher Deal  »

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The original title of the film was "Lucky Boy", after Mark Dacascos' character. The producers changed the title after shooting without the director's approval, because they thought it would sell better. See more »

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Sugar Mama
Written by Mike Knott
Performed by Mike Knott
Courtesy of Tooth & Nail Records, Co.
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A intense, often unpredictable thriller.
30 March 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Being an old movie, you could get this title for quite cheap. I recommend you go out and buy it, if you are into thrillers. The plot is very well written, with lots of twists and strange happenings throughout the movie. Some of the camera pans can seem to be a bit below par at times, but other than this, the movie deserves a thumbs up.

Mid way through the movie, you will not know what is going on with some of the characters, but all is revealed at the end. The ending to the film is quite good, but it leaves you wanting more. I think this is what the director wanted people to think.

Without a doubt, in my opinion Boogie Boy deserves a well earned 8/10.


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