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Suicide Kings (1997)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Mystery  |  17 April 1998 (USA)
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A group of youngsters kidnap a respected Mafia figure.

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Cast

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Mark Watson ...
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Jay Della ...
Bartender (as Jay Fiondella)
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Marcus (as Nathan Dana)
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Jeckyll
James Peter 'JP' O'Fallon Jr. ...
Kid #1
Nicholas Huttloff ...
Kid #2
Trent Bross ...
Maitre D'
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Storyline

Ex-mob boss Christopher Walken is kidnapped by a group of four kids in a haphazard attempt at paying the ransom for another, separate kidnapping. Complexities arise as the group cannot seem to do anything right. Written by Wells Oliver <s0ewoliv@titan.vcu.edu>

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Their plan was perfect... they weren't.


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Rated R for strong violence and language, and for some nudity and drug use | See all certifications »

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17 April 1998 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$558,081 (USA) (17 April 1998)

Gross:

$1,692,872 (USA) (10 July 1998)
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Trivia

During the director's audio commentary, Peter O'Fallon and Wayne Allan Rice recall the creation of the song for the flashback scene in Max's mustang with Elise, which was "? written for the movie, due to budget constraints". They refer to the band as "? a guy named Frankie Blue, and no you can't buy the record because they decided not to do a record deal". The song is actually "Shattered" by Remy Zero, who have been together for 14 years and have released multiple albums. See more »

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In the final scene, Max Minot's swim trunks alternate between tan and dark green. See more »

Quotes

Lono Veccio: Well, if you give me a couple minutes of your time, I got a few things I'd like to talk to ya about. You know, uh, what you did wasn't really your fault. It's what you call a, uh, genetic defect. Mom called it the, the gene. My grandfather had the gene. He, uh, came over on the boat from Ireland in 1912 and I guess he passed it on to my old man. My old man was a great guy, a real pussy cat, you know, hard worker. Big sports fan, but sometimes on his way home from the docks he liked to stop in ...
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The credits run like scratched up film is going through a projector (similar to the beginning of the film). The movie ends/post credits with this scratched film burning up and melting. See more »

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Referenced in The Frogmarch (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Cut The Cake
Written by Roger Ball, Alan Gorrie (as Alan E.Gorrie), Malcolm Duncan,
Hamish Stuart, Onnie McIntyre (as Owen Mcintyre), Robbie McIntosh
Performed by Average White Band
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp. by arrangement with Warner Special Products, and Average White Band by arrangement with Bug Music,
Inc.
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I was surprised with Suicide Kings. In the same spirit as Something Wild and The Usual Suspects, this movie is not about the end, but getting you there. The film is well told, keeping you on the edge wanting to know "who's on the inside". Unlike some movies where the wrap up at the end seems too improbable, this one works and works well.

I was unsure of what the movie would be like and so my expectations were low. At the end I had done an 180 degree turn. I was impressed. I look forward to watching this again and picking up on all the clues as to who was doing what and seeing the small details from the start.


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