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Lesser Prophets (1997)

 -  Crime | Drama  -  28 November 1997 (USA)
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The police have three bookies under surveillance, but they escape and set up shop elsewhere. By chance, one of the police finds them; instead of turning them in, he demands money that his ... See full summary »

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The police have three bookies under surveillance, but they escape and set up shop elsewhere. By chance, one of the police finds them; instead of turning them in, he demands money that his brother, now a suicide, had lost to them. An odd guy named Leon, not entirely compus mentus, knows one of the bookies, brings them a tip on a sure thing, and they bet the farm. Meanwhile, Leon has befriended a kid in the next apartment whose mom is abused by her husband, who himself is carrying on some mysterious thievery. The cop, the bookies, the thief, his wife, and Leon's mistakes and good heart all come together in an ending with murder and money. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Rated R for pervasive strong language, and for violence | See all certifications »
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18 February 2004 | by (NYC) – See all my reviews

I had never heard of this movie before until a friend of mine told me had a copy. When he told me about who was in it...I was blown away that I never heard or read about it. Anyway, with no real expectations, we viewed it. Both of us had the same reaction...all in all - pretty good! It had some problems (don't most movies?), but there was so much more good than bad. The performances were great and I liked the story. The script could have used another re-write (some of the dialogue was just out in out...well...let's just say...could have been better), but the Director definitely (a first timer?) knew what he was doing. His shots were innovative and the various locations in New York, although probably used before, seemed new and fresh. A New York that exists, but rarely seen. Reminded me of the sets in Wolfen. I love films that show a city, used over and over in countless other movies, in a new light. Plus, always keep in mind...it's the Director that elicits the performances from the cast. I'm sure it didn't hurt that he had a terrific and talented cast to begin with. A dreamcast. Anyway, if you can find it...I recommend it.

On a scale of 1-10...a strong 8.


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