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Kicked in the Head (1997)

Redmond is a young guy who can't find what to do with his life. When his uncle Sam gives him the bag to deliver to some uptown connection he fails to do so and it gets them in trouble with ... See full summary »

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Happy
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Jack
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Borko
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Redmond is a young guy who can't find what to do with his life. When his uncle Sam gives him the bag to deliver to some uptown connection he fails to do so and it gets them in trouble with Jack, low-key criminal. After that tough guy Stretch wants Redmond to take part in his illegal beer business, but before Redmond gets involved, the business ends in a bad way. Redmond is also having affair with flight attendant Megan. Written by Anonymous

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A raucous new comedy about life on the edge.

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Comedy | Crime | Drama | Romance

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Rated R for strong language, drug content, some sex and brief violence | See all certifications »
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26 September 1997 (USA)  »

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Durchgeknallt in Manhattan  »

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$4,000,000 (estimated)

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$61,812 (USA) (26 September 1997)

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$102,739 (USA) (3 October 1997)
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Underrated film
31 January 1999 | by See all my reviews

This is really an underrated film. There is great acting and character development, especially by Michael Rapaport who plays the main character's strange but lucky friend "Stretch". The LEAST interesting character is probably actually the main character, Redmond, who seems to just wander through life and let things happen to him. But this is what makes the movie interesting; around Redmond's world revolves many strange and unique people. Coincidence and symbolism play a large part in Redmond's world too, which provides comedy in the most serious situations. A lot of this movie seems taken from Pulp Fiction, from the guy who doesn't get shot to the guys sitting around a table talking about classic movies (as opposed to Madonna songs in pulp). I also found the ending unfulfilling. Otherwise, a strange but interesting movie that I recommend.


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