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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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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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Reflected in the mirror when the gang are debating how Charlie should go to the bathroom. See more »

Quotes

Charlie Barret: Wait, wait... BOAT? What BOAT?
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Crazy Credits

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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References The Graduate (1967) See more »

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Grandma's Hands
Written by Bill Withers
Performed by Bill Withers
Courtesy of Columbia Records by arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Crimes, corruption, intrigue and comedy
6 February 2011 | by (Ontario, Canada) – See all my reviews

The "Suicide Kings" believe that when one crime is committed, the best way to solve it is to commit a couple more crimes. This sets up the dark comedy execution. It begins with crimes, corruption and enough intrigue to keep moving forward.

Christopher Walken is Charlie, the mob boss with connections, a shady past and even shadier make-up. Avery (Henry Thomas)'s sister is kidnapped, and then Avery, Max (Sean Patrick Flannery) and Brett (Jay Mohr) kidnap Charlie with the help of aspiring doctor T.K. (Jeremy Sisto). Ira (Johnny Galecki) unfortunately knows none of these goings-ons even though they decided to use his father's house. They are all smart and privileged, but also blindly stubborn and confident. Taking place almost entirely in one house and one bloody night, everything is put in question.

As the characters develop with the plot, they start learning more about themselves just as we do, and there is a surprising amount of thought and introspection to the "Suicide Kings". It is a crime drama thriller with a liberal use of dark comedy and just so well written that I can't even fault it for being mostly male-driven.


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