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Suicide Kings (1997)

A group of youngsters kidnap a respected Mafia figure.

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Jay Della ...
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Marcus (as Nathan Dana)
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Jeckyll
James Peter 'JP' O'Fallon Jr. ...
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Nicholas Huttloff ...
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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)  »

Also Known As:

Jogo Suicida  »

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

The shot on TV with Heckel and Jeckel in the apartment is actually a snippet from Reservoir Dogs (1992). This is because the director could only use stock from other films owned by Artisan Entertainment. See more »

Goofs

When Heckle and Jekyll are making the deal with the mystery person, the big balloon in the background says on it "Mountasia Family Fun Center" which is in Valencia /Santa Clarita California, not New York. See more »

Quotes

Charlie Barret: I think I'm done on this side.
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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 »

Connections

References Two-Lane Blacktop (1971) See more »

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Shattered
Written by Frankie Blue, Cinjun Tate
Performed by Frankie Blue, Cinjun Tate
Cinjun Tate appears courtesy of Geffen Records
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Ridiculously unbelievable
25 February 2003 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Perhaps if this movie had been better structured I might for one minute have bought its premise, but as it was I found the whole thing laughable. I couldn't imagine how any of the characters would have come up with their idiotic plan, since it made no sense. And since the characters are poorly introduced and inadequately developed, I didn't understand any of their motivations for going along with it. I've never been a fan of Quentin Tarantino, but this film made me admit that he at least has a sense of pacing and timing. "Suicide Kings" injects bits of Tarantinoesque humor in the most inappropriate places, and goes off into meaningless tangents that never add anything to the storyline. It also tried to make suspenseful moments out of nothing, merely by throwing in some anxious music. Some of the acting is okay, e.g., Denis Leary's performance as a Mafia thug, but mostly the actors are powerless to make anything out of the foolish script. Christopher Walken is the most grounded person in the movie--and that's a scary thought.


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